Friday, 30 November 2012

Jack Frost Vintage Free Crochet Pattern

 

Materials Required:

AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “STAR” RUG YARN, Article 44 or
“DAWN” KNITTING WORSTED, Article Wll or W 41
1 skein White will make 2 Jack Frosts and
“STAR” PEARL COTTON, Article 90, size 5, 1 ball Black.

Steel crochet hook No.8.

Directions are given for rug yarn. Wool directions are given in brackets.

BODY: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard 66 (76) times, tie with an 8 inch length of yarn at one end for top of head. Tie securely about 1 ¼ inches from top of head for neck. Tie 1 ¼ inches from neck for waist. Divide remaining yarn in half for legs and tie each section ¼ inch from each end, cut and trim for feet.

ARMS: Wind White over 4 inch cardboard 22 (24) times, tie ¼ inch from each end for hands, insert through center of body and tie at each side for shoulders. Cut and trim ends for hands. With Black, embroider eyes, nose, mouth and buttons as illustrated.

HAT: With Black, ch 2, 6 s c in 2nd st from hook, join in 1st s c.

2nd Row. Ch 1 and work 2 s c in each s c (12 s c), join.

3rd Row. Working in s c, increase in every other s c, join. 4th Row. Increase in every 3rd s c, join.

5th Row. Increase in every 4th s c, join, (30 s c).

6th Row. Working in back loop of st, 1 s c in each s c, join.

7th to 17th Rows. Working through both loops of sts and joining each row, work 1 s c in each s c.

18th Row. Working through front loop of st, work 1 s c in each s c, join.

19th Row. Working through both loops, work in s c increasing 1 s c in every 6th s c, join.

20th Row. Increase in every 7th s c, join.

21st Row. Increase in every 8th s c, join.

22nd Row. Work 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn.

Draw yarn at top of head through center of hat and tie as illustrated.

Sew hat to head. If desired brush hat with glue and sprinkle with artificial snow.

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Snowy Day Hat - Crochet Today



 Snowy Day Hat
Submitted by erin on Mon, 2009-12-07 14:27 Comments Print 
You’ll stand out on the slopes or on the streets with this warm and colorful cap.
By Lauren Osborne YARN
RED HEART Designer Sport, 3oz/85g skeins, each approx 279yd/255m (acrylic)
1 skein each:
• #3921 Crimson (A)
• #3515 Lagoon (B)
• #3301 Latte (C) CROCHET HOOK
• Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge NOTIONS
• Yarn needle This pattern preview is provided so that readers can see the patterns and check that they have the necessary supplies. The pattern for this project appears in our Jan/Feb 10 issue, available in hard copy only. Buy the issue and supplies for the pattern here. To get just the issue with the pattern, subscribe now or call 800-865-7240















Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Flowers in a Row Crochet Pattern - Red Heart

Flowers in a Row

You’ll love watching the little flowers appear as you crochet this cozy striped throw. Use the colors we show, or choose from the many Super Saver colors for a new look of your own.

Project Number:
LW3103

Designed By:
Melissa Leapman

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Afghans / Throws

Mataerials:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 4 skeins 313 Aran A, 2 skeins 633 Dark Sage B, 1 skein each 256 Carrot C and 320 Cornmeal D.
Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

Size: Throw measures 51” x 65”.

GAUGE: 14 sts = 4”; 12 rows = 4¾” in pattern with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

 

Flowers in a Row Crochet Pattern - Red Heart

Monday, 26 November 2012

Free Crochet Pattern Granny Square With Aster Flower

 

Aster Flower Granny Square

This picture accompanies our free crochet pattern for a granny square with aster flower center by Lori Jean Karluk. Making this granny square is easier than it looks. You'll crochet the aster flower in one piece and then sew it to the square. The details are hand-embroidered afterwards.

Feel free to use the colors of your choice for this project. You may even decide to crochet squares and asters in various colors to make a one-of-a-kind afghan or lapghan. Have fun!

Click here to get the free pattern.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Crocheted Sisal Rug - Grandmother's Pattern Book

 

With the simplest crochet stitches, a wonderfully textured room-size or area rug can be made with natural sisal rope. The rug is especially suited to a beach house, recreation room, porch, or patio as it resists soil and its open construction lets sand sift through.

You will need two-ply sisal rope (3/16 inch in diameter), available at craft and hardware stores in spools or reels weighing up to 50 pounds. The 10-by-10-foot rug pictured used two and a quarter 50-pound spools and spliced ends twice.

 

Click here for full instruction for Crocheted Sisal Rug - Grandmother's Pattern Book

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Free Crochet Rag Rug Pattern

 Crochet Rag Rug Pattern

This rag rug is small, measuring only 23 inches wide by 18 inches high, but its visual impact is huge and dramatic thanks to the vibrant colors. My rug is comprised of colorful batik print fabrics, which definitely make a statement; if you use different fabrics, your rug's "personality" is likely to turn out completely different, depending on the prints or colors you choose. You could use this same pattern to make rugs in a variety of different looks, from country casual to tropical chic.

This size rug would make a nice welcome mat or bath mat.

Materials:

Fabric Cut Into Strips: To crochet my sample rag rug, I used a bit less than two bundles of Stripz fabric strips. If you're cutting your own fabric, you'll need about 7 yards of woven cotton fabric at about a 46 inch width. For best results, it's a good idea to cut your fabric on the bias (diagonal.)

I cut my fabric into strips measuring about 1.25 inches high by about 46 inches wide. Then I stitched the strips together end-to-end to make one long continuous strip. Since my fabric edges were frayed, an additional step was necessary: I folded the frayed edges inward and then stitched all the way down the strip to secure them. Then I wound the strips into a big rag ball.

If your fabric edges aren't fraying, you can skip the extra work of stitching the edges inward.

Crochet Hook:

I used a size N - 9.0 mm hook to crochet the sample rug. Note: it's a good idea to go by the measurement in millimeters rather than the US hook size. I noticed that different hook manufacturers have different size "N" hooks. For the record, I used a Boye hook.

This size hook could be used as a starting point, but I'd encourage you to use whatever hook feels most comfortable in your hands as you are crocheting with the fabric. You may need a different size hook to achieve a comfortable tension for the way you crochet.

Also, take frequent breaks and rest your hands often. Crocheting with fabric can be really hard on your hands.

Gauge:

One full repeat of 3 dc sts + 1 ch = about 2 inches, give or take a bit. With a rag rug, it's normal for your your stitches to be a little uneven.

If you have plenty of fabric strips on hand, gauge is not critically important for this project, as there's no compelling reason you'd need to make your rug exactly the same size as my project sample. The biggest concern would be running out of material. As long as you have enough fabric, and it looks like the rug will turn out to be a size you can use, I wouldn't worry too much about the gauge. If you're short on fabric strips, that's a different story; in that case I'd recommend matching my gauge closely to avoid running out of material.

Finished Size: My sample rug measures about 23 inches wide by 18 inches high.

Bigger Rag Rugs: If you want to make your rug bigger, you can crochet a longer starting chain, adding multiples of 4 stitches. Keep in mind that you'll need more fabric if you choose to crochet a larger rug.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

Design Notes:

Starting with row 2, work in front loops only throughout.

If you want your rug to have more than one color, there are a couple of ways you can approach it. If you're OK with the color changes being random, the easiest way to do it is to stitch different colors of fabric together into the same rag ball. This is how I did mine. If you want more control over where the color changes occur, you can make separate rag balls and then do color changes whenever you want to attach a new color. That's up to you. I haven't written any color changes into the pattern, so feel free to put them wherever you want them.

If you don't know how to do color changes, here's a free tutorial: How to change colors in crochet. The tutorial shows you a demo using yarn, but you can use the same technique with fabric. Make your stitches loose for best results.

The turning chain counts as 1 dc st throughout.

Project Instructions:

Ch 52.

Row 1: dc in third ch from hook. 1 dc in ea of next 2 dc sts. [ch 1, work 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts.] Repeat the sequence in brackets all the way across the row.

Row 2: ch 4, turn. The first 3 ch sts count as 1 dc; the 4th ch st counts as 1 ch st. [Skip the next st. Work 1 dc st in ea of the next 3 sts, ch 1.] Repeat the sequence in brackets all the way across the row. End the row with a group of 3 dc sts.

Repeat row 2 until your rug is the size you want it to be.

End off. You can weave in your ends as usual, and if you like you can stitch them down using a sewing needle and thread for extra security.

 

Click here for full article from About.com

Friday, 23 November 2012

Lily: Download Free Crochet Pattern Details–Hexagon Rug

 

This easy-to-crochet rug has radiating stripes that can be modified to fit your decor.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 37 ins [94 cm] diameter.

MATERIALS
Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (Solids 400 g/14 oz)
Contrast A (Mauve) 1 ball
Contrast B (Yellow) 1 ball
Contrast C (Blue) 1 ball
Contrast D (Red) 1 ball

Size 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
12 sc and 12 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn worked tog.

ABBREVIATIONS
www.sugarncream.com/glossary

INSTRUCTIONS
Notes: • Work with 2 strands of yarn throughout.• When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook. Draw new color through loops and continue.
With 2 strands of A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join B with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sc. Join D with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: With D, ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 18 sc. Join B with st st to first sc.
4th rnd: With B, ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. 24 sc. Join A with sl st to first sc.
5th rnd: With A, ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. 30 sc. Join C with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd: With C, ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. 36 sc. Join A with sl st to first sc.
7th rnd: With A, ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * around. 42 sc. Join B with sl st to first sc.
Cont in this manner working 6 rnd stripe pat rep as follows: 1 rnd B, 1 rnd D, 1 rnd B, 1 rnd A, 1 rnd C, 1 rnd A, AT SAME TIME, inc 6 sts evenly around every rnd (alternating increases as established) until 55 rnds in total are complete. 330 sc. Fasten off.

Click here to download the PDF at Sugarncream.com

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Bellflower Rug - Crochet Me

 

 

Materials List

  • At least 18 adult shirts. I used 1 men’s large T-shirt, 4 medium women’s long-sleeve shirts, and 13 tank tops. Cotton is best for dying.
  • Hook size: I made my own hook from a dowel, it is 8mm in diameter. Any rug hook will work, though, as gauge isn’t crucial. Beware that a larger hook will need more yardage in ‘shirt yarn’ though.
  • I used RIT dye in aubergine and royal blue, one box of each. You can use any dye you like.
  • Notions: You’ll need large, comfy scissors for cutting all those shirts (you may want to wrap a small shirt scrap around the scissor handles). This is a good place to employ non-crocheting family members and friends…

Full instructions at CrochetMe click here.

crocheted rug

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

7 Point Star Throw Free Crochet Pattern

 

7 Point Star Throw 

Click the link below to download the pattern

7 Point Star Crochet Pattern Red Heart

Project Number:
LW2032

Designed By:
Ann Regis

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Afghans / Throws

Supplies:

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 4 skeins 946 Peruvian Print A, 2 skeins 656 Real Teal B, 1 skein each 624 Tea Leaf C and 256 Carrot D.
Crochet Hooks: 6.5mm [US K-10.5] and 6mm [US J-10]
Yarn needle.

Size:

Throw measures 62” diameter.

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4”; 7 rows = 4” in dc with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Modern Amish Quilt Throw Crochet Pattern Red Heart

 

Modern Amish Quilt Throw

Click the link to get the pattern Modern Amish Quilt Throw Crochet Pattern | Red Heart

Project Number:
LW2304

Designed By:
Katherine Eng

Skill Level:

  • Experienced

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Afghans / Throws

Supplies:

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 3 skeins 400 Grey Heather A, 1 skein each 512 Turqua B, 528 Medium Purple C, 624 Tea Leaf D and 256 Carrot E.

RED HEART® “Stripes™”: 3 balls 942 Cancun Stripe F.

Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].

Yarn needle.

Size:

Throw is 44” x 54”.

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: Small Square = 1½”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Sparkling Beanie Vintage Free Crochet Pattern

 

Pattern from: Free Vintage Crochet Com

 

Materials for both hat and bag:

COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. "SPEED-CRO-SHEEN" MER­CERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 3 balls of No. 1 White; and
J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN" METALLIC, Art. A.64: 5 balls of No. M.46-A Mid Rose.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2/0 (double zero).
¼ yard of pink felt for lining.

Use 1 strand of "Speed-Cro-Sheen" and a double strand of "Knit-Cro-Sheen" Metallic throughout.

GAUGE: 5 sc make 1 inch; 5 rnds make 1 inch.

HAT ... Starting at center with White, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. Hereafter pick up back loop only. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. Join. Drop White. 3rd rnd: Attach Mid Rose, 2 sc in first sc (1 sc increased), * ch 5, sl st in last sc made (picot), sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join. Drop Mid Rose. 4th and 5th rnds: Pick up White, sc in each sc, increasing 6 sc evenly on each rnd. Join. Drop White at end of 5th rnd. 6th rnd: Pick up Mid Rose, 2 sc in first sc, * sc in next sc. picot, sc in next 3 sc, picot, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join. Drop Mid Rose. 7th and 8th rnds: Repeat 4th and 5th rnds. 9th rnd: Work as for 6th rnd, increasing 6 sc evenly around and making a picot after every 3rd sc. Continue to work in pattern until piece meas­ures 6 inches in diameter, then work without increas­ing until piece measures 5½ inches from center of crown, ending with 2 White rows. Break off.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Brigham One Skein Hat – Naturally Caron

NaturallyCaron.com :: Brigham One Skein Hat

Technique used: Crochet

MATERIALS

Naturally Caron.com Country
75% Microdenier acrylic, 25% Merino wool; 3 oz/100 g, 185 yds/170 m ball):
3 oz

Shown in: #0010 Sunset

One size US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hat measures approximately 16"/40.5cm circumference unstretched
SIZE
Hat stretches to fit child’s size M/L and women’s size S/M.

GAUGE

In pattern, 9 dc = 2"/5cm and 4 rows (1 pattern repeat) = 4"/10cm.

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Cl: Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated space and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); yarn over, insert hook in same space and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops remain on hook); yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

shell: (Sc, dc, sc) in indicated stitch.

V-st: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated stitch.

NOTES

Hat is worked, from the top down to the lower edge, in joined rounds with RS facing throughout. Join at the end of each round, but do not turn.

HAT

Ch 7; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 17 more dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—18 dc.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), [dc in next dc, ch 1] 17 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—18 dc and 18 ch-1 sps.

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), [dc in next dc, ch 2] 17 times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—18 dc and 18 ch-2 sps.

Round 4: (Sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp, 4 dc in each remaining ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—72 dc.

Round 5: Ch 5, dc in first dc (first V-st made), ch 2, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 2, sk next 2 dc, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc (V-st made), ch 2, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, picot, ch 2, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—12 V-sts.

Round 6: (Sl st, ch 2, dc, ch 2, Cl, ch 2, Cl) in ch-2 sp of first V-st (first tri-petal made), ch 1, *([Cl, ch 2] twice, Cl) in ch-2 sp of next V-st (tri-petal made), ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc—12 tri-petals. Note: First ch-2 and dc of Round 6 count as first Cl.

Round 7: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 4, *dc in next ch-sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—36 dc and 36 ch-1 sps

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—72 dc.

Rounds 9–12: Repeat Rounds 5–8.

Round 13: Ch 1, (sc, dc, sc) in first dc (shell made), sk next 2 dc, *shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc—24 shells. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Free Crochet Pattern - Lace Sequin - Log Cabin Scarf

This wonderful scarf is created using not one, but two patterns, as striped squares combine with zig-zags to create a scarf that will look different with every color combination. Shown in Patons Lace Sequin.

This wonderful scarf is created using not one, but two patterns, as striped squares combine with zig-zags to create a scarf that will look different with every color combination. Shown in Patons Lace Sequin.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 8 x 67½ ins [20.5 x 171.5 cm].

MATERIALS
Patons® Lace Sequin (70 g/2.5 oz ; 314 m/344 yds)
Contrast A 37744 (Quartz) 1 ball
Contrast B 37707 (Ruby) 1 ball
Contrast C 37222 (Peridot) 1 ball
Contrast D 37201 (Aquamarine) 1 ball
Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension.

TENSION
18 dc and 10 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: To join new color, work to last 2 loops on hook. Draw new color through last 2 loops then proceed in new color.

MOTIF 1 (make 18).
(See Diagram 1).
With A, ch 4.
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc).
*(2 dc. 1 tr) in next dc. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next dc.** 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off .
3rd rnd: Miss next 2 dc and next tr. Join C with sl st in next tr. [Ch 4 (counts as tr). 2 dc] in same sp. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr.
1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr, joining A at end of tr. With A, (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in last tr. Join D with sl st to top of ch 4.
4th rnd: With D, ch 4 (counts as tr). 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr, joining B at end of tr. With B, (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in last tr. Join with sl st to top of ch 4. Fasten off .

MOTIF 2 (make 18).
With B, ch 4.
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 3 (counts as dc).
*(2 dc. 1 tr) in next dc. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next dc.** 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off .
3rd rnd: Miss next 2 dc and next tr. Join D with sl st in next tr. [Ch 4 (counts as tr). 2 dc] in same sp. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr, joining B at end of tr. With B, (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in last tr. Join C with sl st to top of ch 4.
4th rnd: With C, ch 4 (counts as tr). 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr, joining A at end of tr. With A, (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in next tr. (1 tr. 2 dc) in next tr. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. (2 dc. 1 tr) in last tr. Join with sl st to top of ch 4. Fasten off .

FINISHING
With appropriate color, crochet Motifs tog as shown in Diagram 2.

Border
1st rnd: (RS). Join D with sl st to any corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Scarf, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to fi rst sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to fi rst sc. Fasten off .

This pattern can be completed with one of the following Patons yarns:

Patons Lace Sequin

Friday, 16 November 2012

Download Free Crochet Pattern, Classic Wool Multi-Colored Scarf, Paton’s Yarn.

 

Crocheted scarf with bright, bold colors brings some life into cold wintry days. Shown in Patons Classic Wool.

Crocheted scarf with bright, bold colors brings some life into cold wintry days. Shown in Patons Classic Wool.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 10 x 76 ins [25.5 x 193 cm].

MATERIALS
Patons® Classic Wool
(100 g/3.5 oz; 205 m/223 yds)
Main Color (MC) (77044 Mercury) 2 balls
Contrast A (77308 Wisteria) 1 ball
Contrast B (77531 Currant) 1 ball
Contrast C (77223 Lemongrass) 1 ball
Contrast D (77201 Aquarium) 1 ball
Contrast E (77435 Water Chestnut) 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension.

TENSION
14 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
www.patonsyarns.com/glossary

INSTRUCTIONS
Note
: Scarf is worked lengthwise.
With MC, ch 260.
1st row: (WS).1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 259 sc.
2nd to 5th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 3. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Join A. Turn. 86 ch-3 sps.
7th row: With A, ch 3 (counts as dc). *Miss next sc. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. Join MC. Turn.
8th row: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc between 3rd and 4th dc. Rep from * to last 4 dc. Ch 3. 1 sc in last dc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows for pat, substituting A in the following sequence: B, C, D, E, A, B, C, D, E and ending with 8th row of pat.
Next row: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *2 sc in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. 259 sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 3 times more.
Fasten off.
Edging: 1st row: (RS). Join MC with sl st to top right corner of Scarf. Ch 1. Work 32 sc evenly down side edge of Scarf. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row 3 times more. Fasten off.
Rep for opposite side.

Download Free Pattern Details - Classic Wool - Multi-Colored Scarf (crochet) - Patons Yarn

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Canadiana - Cables and Lace Hoodie Knitting Pattern - Patons Yarn

Create a beautiful leaf pattern with cables in this toggled hoodie!

Create a beautiful leaf pattern with cables in this toggled hoodie!

SIZES
To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small / Small: 28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Medium: 36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
Large: 40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
Extra-Large: 44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large: 48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large: 56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished bust
Extra-Small / Small
: 36" [ 91.5 cm ]
Medium: 40" [ 101.5 cm ]
Large: 44½" [ 113 cm ]
Extra-Large: 50" [ 127 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large: 56" [ 142 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large: 65" [ 165 cm ]
MATERIALS
XS/S (M-L-XL-2/3 XL-4/5 XL)

Patons® Canadiana
or Patons® Decor or Patons® Classic Wool
Patons® Canadiana (10247 Cedar Green) shown in photograph
Color of your choice 7 (8-8-9-9-10) balls
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. 5 toggles.

 

Click here for the pattern.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Heart Bunting Free Crochet Pattern Coats

 

Free crochet pattern: crochet bunting

Heart shaped bunting

Bunting is still the party decoration of choice and it couldn’t be more perfect than our free crochet pattern.
Our heart shaped crochet bunting would be ideal for a wedding, Valentine’s Day, or anniversary celebrations. You could decorate anything from the kitchen to a whole marquee with this!
Easy crochet hearts joined with velvet ribbon look romantic and beautiful. We’ve made our bunting in Rowan Cashsoft Baby DK, which is beautifully soft to work with.
A simple version of this free crochet bunting pattern would also make a beautiful gift for a new born baby, in blue and white or pink and white to decorate a baby’s nursery. Try making it with just a simple crochet chain to join the heart together and it will look brilliant in a child’s bedroom.

 

Get the free pattern here at Coatscrafts.co.uk

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Granny Afghan - Free Crochet Patterns

This reminds me of a rug rather than an afghan or blanket, but it’s great none the less.

This free pattern originally published in Beautiful, Beautiful Afghans, Book No. 82.

Buy the digitally restored eBook for $2.49

Size 53 inches x 75 inches

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article W 11 or W 15 or W 41 or W 42
31 ozs. Black and 50 ozs. of Assorted Colors.

Each motif measures about 4 inches.
176 motifs 11 x 16 are required for afghan.
Plastic crochet hook No. 4 or F.

With any Color—Ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 d c in each row) and work 2 d c in ring, * ch 1, 3 d c in ring, repeat from * twice, ch 1, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
2nd Row—Attach next Color in ch 1 loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * twice, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
3rd Row—Attach next Color in corner loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c in next space between corners, 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * twice, 3 d c in next space, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
4th Row—Attach next Color in corner loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c in each of the next 2 spaces, 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in corner loop, repeat from * twice, 3 d c in each of the next 2 spaces, join in 3rd st of ch, cut yarn.
5th Row—Attach Black in corner loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, ch 1, 3 d c in same loop, * 3 d c in each of the next 3 spaces, 3 d c, ch 1, 3 d c in corner loop, repeat from * twice, 3 d c in each of the next 3 spaces, join in 3rd st of ch.
6th Row—Work a row of s c around entire square working 3 s c in each corner, cut yarn. Sew or crochet squares together. Attach Black in corner and work 3 rows of s c all around afghan, working 3 s c in each corner, cut yarn.
FRINGE: Using all colors, cut strands 9 inches long. Using 3 strands, double in half and loop through every other s c, draw ends through loop tightly, repeat all around.

Source: Vintagecrochet.com

Monday, 12 November 2012

Fa-la-la-la-Reindeer Bottle Top Crochet Pattern - Red Heart

Fa-la-la-la-Reindeer Bottle Top

Fa-la-la-la-Reindeer Bottle Top Crochet Pattern | Red Heart

Cap off your bottle of Christmas Cheer with this laughable reindeer bottle topper. Purchased trims create his eyes and nose and colorful beads adorn his antlers for the happiest reindeer around!

Project Number:
LW3189

Designed By:
Nancy Anderson

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Seasonal

Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 256 Carrot A, 512 Turqua B, 319 Cherry Red C, and 316 Soft White D
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 3.75mm [US F-5], 5 mm [US H-8]
Stitch marker, stuffing, assorted round colored beads, small red pompom for nose, (2) small sew on wiggle eyes, sewing thread and needle, yarn needle

Size:

Topper measures 5” (13 cm) high

Sunday, 11 November 2012

BBC News - Remembrance Sunday services to take place across UK

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women. At LGCC we will be remembering them during our 10am Remembrance Sunday Servic

BBC News - Remembrance Sunday services to take place across UK

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Berroco Free Knitting Pattern - Gardner

 

Fitted and cropped, Gardner is the perfect cardigan to wear with an empire waisted dress or blouse. Notches in the front and a multitude of buttons add visual interest.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust (closed) - 30(34-38-42-46-50)"
Length – 15½(15½-16½-17-18-18½)"
Note: This garment was designed to fit close to the body. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size

MATERIALS
4(5-6-6-7-8) Hanks BERROCO WEEKEND CHUNKY (100 grs), #6964 Curry
Straight knitting needles, size 10½ (6.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 St marker
1 St holder
Eight ½" buttons

Click here to get the free pattern.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sheep(ish) - Chevy Blanket (crochet)

 

This multi-colored ripple blanket is right on trend and a great way to experiment with color!

This multi-colored ripple blanket is right on trend and a great way to experiment with color!

Skill Level
Easy


MEASUREMENTS
Approx 39" x 36" [99 x 90.5 cm].

Materials
Sheep(ish)™ by Vickie Howell
(85 g/3 oz, 153 m/167 yds)
Contrast A Magenta(ish) (00006) 1 ball
Contrast E Black(ish) (00001) 1 ball
Contrast B Chartreuse(ish) (00020) 1 ball
Contrast F Taupe(ish) (00011) 1 ball
Contrast C Pumpkin(ish) (00013) 1 ball
Contrast G Red(ish) (00015) 1 ball
Contrast D Robins Egg(ish) (00018) 1 ball
Contrast H Turquoise(ish) (00017) 1 ball

Size 6 mm (U.S. J-10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Tapestry needle.

Gauge
13 sts x 6 rows= 4" [10 cm] in pat st.

ABBREVIATIONS
Ch
= Chain
Dc = Double crochet
3dctog = Decrease 3 stitches in to one by double-crocheting them together
Sp = Space

 

Download the pattern free at Bernat

Monday, 5 November 2012

Free Crochet Afghan Patterns eBook

 

Learn how to crochet an afghan

Chain Reaction Crochet Afghan Project from Crochet Me

The Chain Reaction Afghan Project is so much more than a collection of free crochet afghan patterns, it’s the start to making a difference through sharing the joy of crocheting. This year-long celebration began with crochet afghan pattern submissions from favorite designers, combined with the ten reader’s choices. Once the crochet afghan patterns were all created, the team at Interweave Crochet assembled the crochet afghan, then auctioned it off to charity. Now that our afghan is complete, we’ve collected all twenty crochet afghan squares along with all the crochet afghan instructions you will need and put them together in this handy eBook. Get ready to explore the many versatile options that crocheted afghans have to offer. Learn how to tackle design elements such as cables and Tunisian, and follow step by step to learn how to crochet a blanket. What are you waiting for? Start your own chain reaction with the help of these free afghan patterns to crochet!

Free Crochet Afghan Patterns eBook

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Kitchen Wiz–Pot holder with flower in “Paris” and Pot holder with stripes in “Paris” - DROPS Design

POT HOLDER WITH FLOWER:
Measurements: Approx. 22 x 22 cm
Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
100 g colour no 11, opal green
50 g colour no 39, pistachio green
50 g colour no 14, strong yellow
50 g colour no 33, medium pink
50 g colour no 06, shocking pink

POT HOLDER WITH STRIPES:
Measurements: Approx. 22 x 22 cm
Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 45, dusty orange
50 g colour no 14, strong yellow
50 g colour no 39, pistachio green
50 g colour no 02, light turquoise
50 g colour no 30, denim blue
50 g colour no 05, light purple
50 g colour no 33, medium pink
50 g colour no 06, shocking pink
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 14 tr x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm. Each square should measure approx. 22 x 22 cm.

Click here to get the pattern from DROPS design.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Musical Shells Shawl Crochet Pattern

Musical Shells Shawl

No one will believe how easy this shawl is to make! The textures and colors of our “magical” yarn do all the work.

Project Number:  LW2950

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level: Easy

Category: Crochet

Project Type: Scarves / Shawls

Supplies:

RED HEART® Boutique™ Magical™: 3 balls 1621 Wizard.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11].
Yarn needle.

Size: One size fits most.
Shawl measures 18” (46 cm) x 72” (183 cm).

GAUGE: 11 sts = 5” (13 cm); 6 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Shawl is worked lengthwise.

Click here to get printable instructions from Red Heart.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Learn Your Stitches Scarf Crochet Pattern

Learn Your Stitches Scarf

Download Printable Instructions

Here’s the perfect scarf for learning all the basic crochet stitches…or for reviewing the stitches if you haven’t done them in a while. Using this amazing multi-shaded yarn means you create a scarf that looks advanced, but is really beginner level in difficulty.

Project Number:
LW2850

Designed By:
Jo’Elle Galo

Skill Level:

  • Beginner

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Scarves / Shawls

Supplies:

Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™: 2 skeins 3945 Parrot.
Crochet Hook: 6.0mm [US J-10].
3 Stitch markers (2 matching markers, 1 unique marker), yarn needle.

Size:

Scarf measures 50” long x 7¼” wide.

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 14 sc = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Free Crochet Pattern The Afghan Squared : Lion Brand Yarn Company

Image of The Afghan Squared

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

Pattern #: 60202AD

Bursting with color, this easy-to-make afghan is simply a series of squares within squares.

Rating:
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SKILL LEVEL: Easy

SIZE: One Size
62 x 62 in. [157.5 x 157.5 cm]
CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 25, 2007)


Materials Change: Substitute 620-195 Azalea Pink for 620-137 Fuchsia
COLOR SEQUENCEWork (1 rnd each of A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L C) 4 times, then 1 rnd each of F, G, H, J, K and L C.

LION BRAND WOOL-EASE (Art. #620)
#116 Delft 2 balls (H)

The Afghan Squared
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

Rnds 1-3 of square = 4 in. [10 cm]. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

NOTES:

COLOR SEQUENCE

Work (1 rnd each of A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, C) 4 times, then 1 rnd each of F, G, H, J, K and C.br> To keep Afghan square, join new color in a different corner on each round.

AFGHAN

With A, ch 4, sl st in beg ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1:
Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 2:
Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 3:
Join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch- 2 sp, 3 dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 4:
Join next color of color sequence with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next corner ch-2 sp, 3 dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp, 3 dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnds 5-50: Continue as established,
adding one more (3 dc, ch 1) each side every rnd and changing color every rnd according to color sequence above.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)

ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet

rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip

sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)