Thursday, 28 March 2013

Springtime Shawl Crochet Pattern Drops Design

Click here to get the free pattern at garnstudio.com

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Bright Squares Blanket and Pillow Crochet Pattern– Patons.

 

Bright and fun blanket in the varied shades of Patons Decor.

Get the Free PDF Pattern at Patons here.

Measurements
Blanket: Approx 48 x 57 ins [122 x 144.5 cm].
Pillow: Approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).

Tension
15 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Materials
Patons® Decor
(100 g / 3.5 oz)
Blanket Pillow
Contrast a (16206 New Teal) 1 1 ball
Contrast B (16309 New Lilac) 1 1 ball
Contrast C (16310 Rich New Lilac) 1 1 ball
Contrast D (16141 Rich Periwinkle) 1 1 ball
Contrast E (16433 New Rose) 1 1 ball
Contrast F (01714 Barn Red) 1 1 ball
Contrast g (01633 Chocolate Taupe) 1 1 ball
Contrast H (16523 New Green) 1 1 ball
Contrast I (16525 Dark New Green) 1 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension. 18 ins [45.5 cm] square pillow form.

Stitch Glossary
approx
= Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Ch = Chain(s).
Dc = Double crochet.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
RS = Right side.
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
St(s) = Stitch(es).
tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.

Instructions
Blanket
Large Motif

With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
4th rnd: Join Color 4 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
5th rnd: Join Color 5 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Do not fasten off.
6th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
7th rnd: Join Color 6 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.

Small Motif
With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp.
(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
Finishing
Sew Motifs tog following Diagram III (see page 36).
Edging: 1st rnd: With RS facing, join A with sl st in bottom right corner. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Blanket having 3 sc in each corner.
Join B with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, having 3 sc in each corner sc. Join C with sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: With C as 2nd rnd, joining D at end of rnd.
4th rnd: With D as 2nd rnd, joining G at end of rnd.
5th rnd: With G as 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
Pillow
Make Large and Small Motifs as given for Blanket, following Guides below for Colors and quantities of Large and Small Motifs:

Finishing
Sew Motifs tog following Diagram IV shown for each Front and Back piece (see page 36).
Edging: 1st rnd: With WS facing each other, place Front and Back pieces tog. With RS of Front facing, join A through both thicknesses at bottom right corner and work 1 row of sc through both thicknesses to join pieces, working 3 sc in corners. Do not work across bottom edge. Insert pillow form. Complete working sc across bottom edge. Join B with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc. Join C with sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: With C as 2nd rnd, joining D at end of rnd.
4th rnd: With D as 2nd rnd, joining G at end of rnd.
5th rnd: With G, 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 first sc.
Fasten off.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Shetland Chunky – On The Wild Side Set Crochet

Take a walk on the wild side with brightly-colored floral motif accessories. Scarf approx 8.5 x 60/21.5 x 152 cm; hat fits average lady; bag approx 10 x 12
Take a walk on the wild side with brightly-colored floral motif accessories. Scarf approx 8.5 x 60/21.5 x 152 cm; hat fits average lady; bag approx 10 x 12"/25.5 x 30.5 cm. Made in Patons Shetland Chunky. 6.5mm (US K/10.5) & 9mm (US M/13) crochet hooks.
MEASUREMENTS
Scarf:
Measures approx 8½ x 60 ins [21.5 x 152 cm] (excluding fringe).
Hat: One size to fit average lady.
Bag: Measures approx 10 x 12 ins [25.5 x 30.5 cm] excluding fridge and handle.
MATERIALS
Patons® Shetland Chunky
(100 g)
Scarf Hat Bag
Main Color (MC) (03031 Earthy Brown) 2 1 1 ball(s)
Contrast A (03134 Crisp Blue) 2 1 1 ball(s)
Contrast B (03020 Deep Taupe) 2 1 1 ball(s)
Contrast C (03430 Wine) 2 1 1 ball(s)
Sizes 6.50 mm (U.S. K or 10½) and 9 mm (U.S. M or 13) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain tension. 2 metal macrame rings 6 ins [15 cm] diameter for bag.
TENSION
Large Motif = 3½ ins [9 cm] 12 dc and 6 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller crochet hook.
INSTRUCTIONS
Note:
Ch 2 does not counts as hdc.
SCARF
First Large Motif

With smaller hook and A, ch 4. Join in a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 12 sc in ring. Join B with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as sl st. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of rnd. Join C with sl st to top of ch 3. 18 dc.
3rd rnd: With C, ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as sl st. *2 hdc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. 36 hdc.
Second Large Motif (joining 2 Large motifs)
Work 1st and 2nd rnds as given for First Large Motif.
3rd rnd: With C, ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as sl st. 2 hdc in each of next 8 dc. Join with sl st to any hdc of First Large Motif – Joint I made. 2 hdc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. 36 hdc.
First set of 2 Large Motifs complete.
Make 11 more sets.
**Medium Motif (joining to 4 Large Motifs).
With MC, ch 4. Join in a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). 1 dc in ring. Ch 1. *Join with sl st in 6th hdc of First Large Motif before Joint I – Joint II made. (1 dc. Ch 1) twice in ring. Miss 5 hdc after Joint I on Second Large Motif. Join with sl st to next hdc of Second Large Motif – Joint III made*. (1 dc. Ch 1) 4 times in ring. Rep from * to * on second set of Large Motifs. (1 dc. Ch 1) 3 times in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Fasten off. 12 dc.
First Small Motif (Joining to 2 Large and Medium Motifs)
With A, ch 4. Join in a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 4th hdc before Joint II of second set of Large Motifs - Joint IV made. 3 dc in ring. Miss (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) of Medium Motif from Joint II. Join with sl st to next dc of Medium Motif - Joint V made. 3 dc in ring. Miss 3 dc of Large Motif from Joint III. Join with sl st to Large Motif - Joint VI made. 3 dc in ring. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off. 12 dc.
Rep for Second Small Motif, joined to opposite side of Medium Motif.**
Rep from ** to ** until all 12 sets of Large Motifs have been joined.
Border: With RS of Scarf facing miss 3 dc of First Large Motif from Small Motif Join, join MC with sl st to 4th hdc of First Large Motif. Working into back loops only, ch 3 (counts as dc). **1 hdc in next hdc. (1 sc in next hdc. Ch 1. Miss next hdc) twice. 1 sc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. 1 dc in next hdc. Ch 2 (corner). 1 dc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. (1 sc in next hdc. Ch 1. Miss next hdc) twice. 1 sc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. 1 dc in next hdc. Ch 2.** Miss 4 hdc from Joint I of 2nd Large Motif. 1 dc in 5th hdc of 2nd Large Motif. Rep from ** to ** once more. ***Miss 2 dc from Joint of Small Motif. 1 tr in each of next 3 dc of Small Motif. Ch 2. Miss next 3 hdc of Large Motif from Joint. 1 dc in 4th hdc of Large Motif. 1 hdc in next hdc. (1 sc in next hdc. Ch 1. Miss next st) twice. 1 sc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. 1 dc in next hdc. Ch 2.*** Rep from *** to *** along side of Scarf to last Large Motif. Miss 3 hdc of Large Motif from Joint. Rep from ** to ** twice around the other end of Scarf. Work from *** to *** along other side of Scarf, ending with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
Fringe: Cut length of A, B and C, 15 ins [38 cm] long. Taking 3 strands each of A, B and C tog, knot into fringe across ends of Scarf. Trim fringe evenly.
HAT
Motif I

**With smaller hook and A, ch 4. Join in a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 12 sc in ring. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join B with sl st to any sc. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as sl st. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in next sc. *(2 dc in next sc) twice. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 20 dc. Fasten off.**
3rd rnd: Join C with sl st to any dc. Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 3 dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 3. (1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 3) 3 times. 1 dc in next dc. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off.
Motifs II to V (make 4)
Work from ** to ** as given for Motif I.
3rd rnd: Join C with sl st to any dc. Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 3 dc. 1 dc in next dc. (Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in next dc) twice. Ch 1. Join with sl st to corner of previous motif. Ch 1. 1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. Miss next dc and hdc of previous motif. Join with sl st to 2nd hdc of joining motif. 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. 1 dc in next dc. Miss next hdc and dc of joining motif. Join with sl st to corner of previous motif. Ch 1. 1 dc in next dc. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off.
Motif VI
Work from ** to ** as given for Motif I.
3rd rnd: Join C with sl st to any dc. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in next dc. *Ch 1. Join with sl st to corner of previous motif. Ch 1. 1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. Miss next dc and hdc in previous motif. Join with sl st to 2nd hdc of previous motif. 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next hdc and dc of previous motif. Join with sl st to corner of previous motif.* Ch 1. 1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * to *, joining to Motif I instead of previous motif. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off.
These 6 motifs form crown of hat.
Top of Hat
Note:
To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw loop in next color through 2 loops on hook to complete st and proceed in next color.
1st rnd: (RS). Join MC with sl st to sp between motifs. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. Work 8 hdc across first motif. *1 hdc in sp between motifs. 8 hdc across next motif. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 54 hdc.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join A with sl st to first hdc. Break MC.
3rd rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 8 hdc. Miss next hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. Miss next hdc. Rep from * around. Join B with sl st to first hdc. 48 hdc. Break A.
4th rnd: With B, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 7 hdc. Miss next hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 7 hdc. Miss next hdc. Rep from * around. Join C with sl st to first hdc. 42 hdc. Break B.
5th rnd: With C, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 6 hdc. Miss next hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. Miss next hdc. Rep from * around. Join MC with sl st to first hdc. 36 hdc. Break C.
6th rnd: With MC, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 5 hdc. Miss next hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Miss next hdc. Rep from * around. Join A with sl st to first hdc. 30 hdc. Break MC.
7th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 2 hdc. Miss next hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Miss next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 20 hdc.
8th rnd: Ch 2. Yoh and draw up a loop in each of first 4 hdc. Yoh and draw through all 4 loops on hook. (draw up a loop in each of next 4 hdc. Yoh and draw through all 5 loops on hook) 4 times. Fasten off.
Diagram Edging: 1st rnd: Join MC with sl st between any 2 motifs at lower edge. Ch 1. Work 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Work 8 sc across motif and 1 sc in sp between motifs. Rep from * around Hat. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
BAG (make 2 pieces alike)
Stripe Pattern
Work 1 row with MC.
Work 1 row with A.
Work 1 row with B.
Work 1 row with C.
These 4 rows form Stripe Pat.
With smaller hook and MC, ch 31.
Foundation row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in each of next 4 ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Join A in last dc. Ch 3. Turn. 30 sts.
1st row: With A, miss first dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. *Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Join B in last dc. Ch 3. Turn.
Last row forms pat. 2nd row of Stripe pat is complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat (beg with 3rd row), work a further 10 rows in pat, ending with RS facing for next row. Place markers at each end of last row.
Shape top: 13th row: With MC, miss first dc. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next dc. Yoh and dr aw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – dc2tog made. Pat to last 3 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in last dc. Join A, ch 3. Turn.
14th row: With A, miss first dc. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. Pat to last 3 dc. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join B, ch 3. Turn.
15th row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. Pat to last 5 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Join C, ch 3. Turn.
16th row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. Pat to last 5 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Join MC, ch 3. Turn.
17th row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. Pat to last 5 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Join A, ch 3. Turn.
18th, 19th, 20th and 21st rows: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in next dc. Pat to last 4 sts. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 3. Turn. Omit turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off.
Handles: With larger hook and 3 strands of MC, work 1 rnd of sc around each ring. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Fold last 2 rows of Bag to inside and sew over Handles to form casing. With MC, sew Bag tog, beg and ending at markers.
Fringe: Cut lengths of A, B and C, 9 ins [23 cm] long. Taking 2 strands each of A, B and C tog, knot into fringe across lower edge of Bag in each corner, then at every point where ch 1 sp occurs in pat. Trim fringe evenly.



























Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Vintage Rose Potholder Pattern

April Showers Bring May Flowers!
Stitch a floral accent for your kitchen. This vintage pattern appeared in a 1948 Coats & Clark pattern booklet (shown above).

Click here to get the PDF pattern at Crochet Today.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

FREE TAILGATING BLANKET

 

Carry this colorful warmer in your car for picnics and pre-game parties. Pick up a new stitch, too!
By Bobbi Anderson

photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat

YARN

RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic)

1 skein #984 Shaded Dusk 

1 skein #256 Carrot 

1 skein #313 Aran 

1 skein #376 Burgundy 

1 skein #633 Dark Sage 

1 skein #661 Frosty Green 

CROCHET HOOK

Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge

Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook

NOTIONS

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

finished measurements

Width Approx 34"/86.5cm

Length Approx 48"/122cm

YARN

RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic) 

  • 1 skein #984 Shaded Dusk 
  • 1 skein #256 Carrot 
  • 1 skein #313 Aran 
  • 1 skein #376 Burgundy 
  • 1 skein #633 Dark Sage 
  • 1 skein #661 Frosty Green

CROCHET HOOKS

  • Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook
  • Size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook

NOTIONS 

  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width Approx 34"/86.5cm

Length Approx 48"/122cm

FREE Pattern--Click on the PDF link below to download.

Download PDF

application/pdf iconCrochetTodayTailgatingBlanket.pdf

Monday, 18 March 2013

Broomstick Lace Tutorial & Pattern by Speckless

broomstick lace collar scarf

broomstick lace_first lace row done

If you fancy learning how to do broomstick lace then there is a great photo tutorial over at speckless. Heidi also has a pattern for an Easy Broomstick lace collar, or scarf pattern - click here.

Below is a picture of Heidi’s Infinity Broomstick lace cowl. Click here to get the pattern and visit her lovely blog.

broomstick lace scarf by speckless

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Four Leaf Clover Throw

Lots of good luck wishes go into each stitch of this wonderful crocheted throw. Make it for St. Patrick’s Day, a March birthday or any time you want to send a good luck sentiment.

Project Number:
LW2983

Designed By:
Shari White

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Throws / Afghans

Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 8 skeins 629 Green Tones A and 2 skeins 389 Hunter Green B.
Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

Size:

Throw measures 45” x 55”.

Gauge/Tension:

Gauge : Square measures 5” x 5”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Click here to download printable instructionsfor the Four Leaf Clover Throw Crochet Pattern from Rehheart.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Caron Friendship Crochet Shawl Pattern

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Shawl measures approximately 61"/155 cm wide (at top edge, widest point) x 27"/68.5 cm long;

Shawl Base (without motif strip) measures approximately 53"/134.5 cm (at top edge, widest point) x 20"/51 cm long

MATERIALS
Caron International's Simply Soft
(100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein):

#9722 Plum Wine, 3 skeins

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

Size 35 (19 mm) knitting needle

Yarn needle

GAUGE

In single crochet (worked in front loops only), using US H-8 (5 mm) hook, 11 sts and 8 rows = 3"/7.5 cm;

Each completed motif measures 4"/10 cm.

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Single crochet (sc)

Treble crochet (tr)

SPECIAL TERM

sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together – Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, (two loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

NOTE

The shawl includes rows of Broomstick (Jiffy) lace. There are two steps in working Broomstick lace. First, loops of stitches are extended and placed on a large knitting needle (the broomstick). Next the loops are worked off the needle with single crochet.

HELPFUL

In Broomstick lace, there are many different ways to hold the large knitting needle. Experiment with different grips and placement of the large knitting needle to find a position that works for you.

SHAWL

Base

Ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—3 sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn—4 sc.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, sc in second ch from hook; working in front loops only, sc in each sc across, turn—5 sc.

Rows 4 and 5: Work Rows 2 and 3—7 sc.

Row 6 (opening loops): Hold knitting needle close to work. Extend loop on hook slightly and place on knitting needle. *Working in front loops only, insert hook in next sc, yarn over and draw up a loop, extending the loop slightly place loop on the knitting needle; repeat from * to last sc; insert hook in front loop of last sc, yarn over and draw up a loop, place loop on the knitting needle, insert hook in back loop of last sc, yarn over and draw up a loop, place loop on the knitting needle, turn—8 loops on needle.

Row 7 (closing loops): Working loosely, insert hook in first loop on knitting needle, yarn over and draw up a loop; ch 1, 2 sc in same loop; remove loop from knitting needle, *sc in next loop on knitting needle, remove loop from knitting needle; repeat from * until all loops are removed from knitting needle, turn—9 sts.

Row 8 (RS): Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn—10 sc.

Row 9: Ch 2, turn, sc in second ch from hook; working in front loops only, sc in each sc across, turn—11 sc.

Rows 10–69: Repeat 4–9 ten times—71 sc.

Row 70: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn—70 sts.

Row 71: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc2tog, sc in each remaining st across, turn—69 sts.

Row 72: Hold knitting needle close to work. Extend loop on hook slightly and place on knitting needle. *Working in front loops only, insert hook in next sc, yarn over and draw up a loop, extending the loop slightly place loop on the knitting needle; repeat from * to last sc; leave last sc unworked, turn—68 loops on needle.

Row 73 (closing loops): Working loosely, insert hook into first 2 loops on knitting needle at the same time, yarn over and draw up a loop; ch 1, inserting hook into first 2 loops at the same time, work 1 sc; remove loops from knitting needle, *sc in next loop on knitting needle, remove loop from knitting needle; repeat from * until all loops are removed from knitting needle, turn—67 sts.

Row 74: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st across to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn—66 sts.

Row 75: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc2tog, sc in each remaining st across, turn—65 sts.

Rows 76 and 77: Repeat Rows 74 and 75—63 sts.

Rows 78–137: Repeat Rows 72–77 ten times—3 sts.

Row 138: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in first st, sc2tog—1 st. Fasten off.

Edging

With WS facing and point facing upwards, join yarn with slip st in lower side corner.

Row 1: Ch 1, working along lower edge of shawl base, work 133 sc evenly spaced to point of shawl, 2 sc in point, work 133 sc evenly spaced to opposite corner of shawl base—268 sc. Fasten off.

MOTIF (make 19)

Ch 4; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 7 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 8, slip st in same st as join, *(slip st, ch 8, slip st) in next sc; repeat from * 5 more times; (sl st, ch 4, tr) in first sc (at base of beginning ch-8). (8 LOOPS)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in space formed by last st of previous round, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-8 space, ch 2, *sc in next ch-8 sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-8 sp, ch 2; repeat from * 2 more times; join with slip st in first sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 2 more times; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Assemble Motif Strip

Arrange motifs according to assembly diagram. Using yarn needle, whipstitch motifs together.

FINISHING

Join Base and Motif Strip

With WS facing, join yarn with slip st in inner corner of first motif of strip.

Row 1: Hold piece to work along inner v-edge of motif strip; ch 1, working along inner edge of motif strip, work 268 sc evenly spaced across inner edge to opposite corner of motif strip, turn.

Row 2 (opening loops): Hold knitting needle close to work. Extend loop on hook slightly and place on knitting needle. *Working in front loops only, insert hook in next sc, yarn over and draw up a loop, extending the loop slightly place loop on the knitting needle; repeat from * across, turn—268 loops on needle.

Row 3 (closing loops): Working loosely, insert hook in first loop on knitting needle, yarn over and draw up a loop; ch 1, sc in same loop; remove loop from knitting needle, *sc in next loop on knitting needle, remove loop from knitting needle; repeat from * until all loops are removed from knitting needle, turn—268 sts.

Fasten off. Align sts of Row 3 with sts of shawl edging. Using yarn needle, whipstitch shawl base and motif strip together, sewing through corresponding sts.

Border

Note: The shawl has two side corners and one point. The corners are located at each side and correspond to the outer corners of the first and last motifs of the motif strip. The point is located at the lowest point of the shawl and corresponds with the lowest point of the center motif of the motif strip.

With RS facing, join yarn with slip st in any st along edge of shawl.

Round 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around entire shawl, working 3 sc in each corner and point of shawl; join with slip st in first st.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner and point of shawl; join with slip st in first st. Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Big Bloom Block & Pillow Crochet Pattern


Image of Big Bloom Block & Pillow


Big Bloom Block & Pillow
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
GAUGE:
8 dc = 3 inches.
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.
STITCH EXPLANATION:




FOUNDATION ROW: Using Color A, make a Magic Ring.
ROUND 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 11 hdc into ring, join with slip st through Front Loop only of top of beginning ch. (12 sts.)
ROUND 2: * Ch 7, slip st through Front Loop of next hdc; rep from * 10 more times, ch 7, join with slip st into Back Loop only of top of Round 1 beginning ch. (12 ch sps.)
ROUND 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc tbl in same place, 2 hdc tbl in each st around, join with slip st into Front Loop of top of beginning ch. (24 sts.)
ROUND 4: * Ch 7, slip st through Front Loop of next hdc; rep from * 22 more times, ch 7, join with slip st into Back Loop only of top of Round 3 beginning ch. End Color A. (24 ch sps.)
ROUND 5: Join Color B, ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), * 2 hdc tbl in next st, 1 hdc tbl in next st; rep from * 11 more times, 2 hdc tbl in next st, join with slip st into Front Loop only of top of beginning ch. (36 sts.)
ROUND 6: * Ch 7, slip st through Front Loop of next hdc; rep from * 34 more times, ch 7, join with slip st into Back Loop only of top of Round 5 beginning ch. End Color B. (36 ch sps.)
ROUND 7: Join Color C through Back Loop only, ch 1 and sc tbl in same space, * sc tbl in next st, hdc tbl in next st, dc tbl in next 2 sts, (dc, tr, dc) tbl in next st, dc tbl in next 2 sts, hdc tbl in next st **, sc tbl in next st; rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once more, join with slip st in first sc made. (44 sts.)
ROUND 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * dc in each st across to corner tr, work (dc, tr, dc) in tr; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st to end of round, join with slip st in top of beginning ch. (52 sts.)
ROUND 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * dc in each st across to corner tr, work (dc, tr, dc) in tr; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st to end of round, join with slip st in top of beginning ch. (60 sts.)
ROUND 10: Ch 1, sc in same space, sc in each st across to corner tr, work (sc, hdc, sc) in tr; rep from * 3 more times, sc in each st to end of round, join with slip st into first sc made. End Color C. (68 sts.)
PillowMake 6 squares in the following colors:
ROUNDS 1–4: Color A
ROUNDS 5–6: Color B
ROUNDS 7–11: Color C
Make 2 squares in the following colors:
ROUNDS 1–4: Color C
ROUNDS 5–6: Color B
ROUNDS 7–11: Colors D, E, F, G, H, I
Lay out the squares following the photograph for reference: nine squares for the front panel and nine squares for the back panel. Join the squares using Color I and mattress stitch. Attach an 18 in. (46 cm) zip along one edge of the front and back panels. Sew three sides together using Color I and woven seam method. Stuff with an 18 or 20 in. (46 or 51 cm) pillow inner.


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Starlight Baby Blanket Caron.com Free Crochet Pattern

TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width 36"/ 91.5 cm
Length 47.5"/120.5 cm

MATERIALS

Caron International's Simply Soft Light (100% Acrylic; 3oz/85g, 334yds/306m):
#0003 Honey (A); 1 skein
#0007 Capri (B), 1 skein
#0002 Heavy Cream (C), 1 skein
#0010 Pansy (D), 1 skein
#0001 White (E), 1 skein
#0005 Key Lime (F), 2 skeins

Crochet Hook - One size US E-4 (3.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge

Yarn needle

GAUGE
Using size U.S. E-4 (3.5mm) crochet hook, square = 11.5"/29cm x 11.5”/29cm

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Extended double crochet (Edc)
Slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS
Extended dc: Yo, insert hook in specified st or sp and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 1 lp on hook, [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] twice.

Closed mesh: Edc in next 3 Edc (or 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in next Edc).

Open mesh: Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, Edc in next Edc.

NOTES
Make 2 squares with each color.
Edc are used throughout squares to obtain taller stitches to help squares come out square.

BLANKET
SQUARES (make 12)
With appropriate color, ch 67 loosely.

Row 1 (RS): Working in back bump of chs, Edc in 5th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first Edc), Edc in each rem ch across - 64 Edc (21 closed mesh).

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as Edc), turn; Edc in next 3 Edc, [ch 2, skip next 2 Edc, Edc in next Edc] 19 times, Edc in next 2 Edc, Edc in first skipped ch - 2 closed mesh and 19 open mesh.

Rows 3-21: Work according to chart and Special Terms. On each row, ch 3, turn at beginning of row and work last Edc of last closed mesh into 3rd ch of turning ch.  Do not fasten off.

EDGING

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, 3 sc in top of last Edc made, working along left edge, work 62 sc evenly spaced down left edge, working in free lps on bottom edge, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, work 62 sc evenly spaced up right edge, 3 sc in 3rd ch at beginning of Row 21, sc in each Edc across; join with slip st in first sc -260 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FINISHING
With RS together, whip stitch squares together into 4 rows with 3 squares in each row as per assembly diagram. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

BORDER

Round 1 (RS): With RS facing, join F with sl st in center sc in any corner, ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc in each corner, sc in same sc as joining; join with slip st in first sc - 928 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc in each corner, sc in same sc as joining; join with slip st in first sc - 936 sc.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc as joining (beg shell made), *skip next 2 sc, (slip st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next sc (shell made); rep from * around; skip last 2 sc; join with slip st in same sc as joining sl st - 312 shells. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Out of The Box Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width 18.75"/47.5cm, Length 64"/162.5cm

MATERIALS
Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic, 6 oz/170g, 315 yd/288 m):

#0004 Blueberry (A), 1 skein

#0011 Celestial (B), 1 skein

#0014 Pagoda (C), 1 skein

#9608 Blue Mint (D), 1 skein

#9610 Grape (E), 1 skein

Caron International's Simply Soft Prints (100% Acrylic; 4oz/113g, 200yds/182m)

#0006 Oceana (F), 2 skeins

Size US J-10 (6mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge

Stitch markers, Tapestry needle

Click here to Visit Caron.com and download the PDF

GAUGE

One motif = 6.25"/16cm square.
Gauge is not critical for this project but may change the finished size and needed yarn amounts.

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (sl st)

SPECIAL TERMS

Working square: The square you are currently working to complete.
Previous square: The square you are joining the working square to.

NOTES

1. All motifs are worked with RS facing.

2. All stripe sections begin with a WS row; the work is turned and Row 2 is a RS row.

3. The number in each motif indicates the order in which the motifs are made and assembled.

4. The first motif made is completed through Round 7. All other motifs are joined during the completion of Round 7.

5. This shawl begins with the center panel of motifs, then the stripes are added to both side edges. The side panels of motifs are completed next and then the final stripe panels are done.

6. It is helpful to mark the RS of work.

7. Ch 1 at beginning of stripe rows does not count as a stitch.

8. Follow diagram for pattern sequence.

MOTIF 1 (motifs using 2 colors)

With first color (A), ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3dc in ring, ch 3) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch—four 3-dc groups and four ch-3 groups.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 4 (counts as sc, ch 3 here and throughout), sc in same ch-3 sp, [ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch—8 sc and 8 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), ch  1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch.—4 corners, 12 dc with one 3-dc group on each side and 8 ch-1 sps with 2 ch-1 sps on each side.
Fasten off, cut yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Rnd 4: With RS facing, join second color (E) with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 4, sc in same ch-3 sp, [ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3, **sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from **to end of rnd; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch—16 sc and 16 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 5: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, [ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 1, **3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from ** to end of rnd;  join with sl st in top of beg ch—4 corners, 36 dc with three 3-dc groups on each side, and 16 ch-1 sps with 4 ch-1 sps on each side.

Rnd 6: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 sp, sl st in next ch-3 sp (corner), ch 4, sc in same ch-3 sp, [ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3, ** sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from ** to end of rnd; join with sl st in first ch of beg ch.—24 sc and 24 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 7: Complete as Rnd 5, ending with sl st in top of beg ch—4 corners, 60 dc (five 3-dc groups on each side) and 24 ch-1 sps (6 ch-1 sps on each side)..
Fasten off, leaving a tail to weave in later.  

MOTIF 2 (motifs using 3 colors)
With first color (D), ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnds 1-3: Work same as Motif 1.

Rnds 4-5: Using second color (B) same as Motif 1, except at end of Rnd 6, fasten off yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Rnd 6: With RS facing, join third color (F) with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 4 and follow directions for Rnd 6 of Motif 1.

Rnd 7: Complete as Rnd 5 of Motif 1

Joining Rnd

Note: When joining to only one side of previous motif, beg join at third corner of working motif. If joining to two sides of previous motif, beg join at second corner of working motif. This allows the working motif to be completed without joining to a previous motif.

Rnd 7: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, [ch 1, *3 dc in
next ch-3 sp, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl
st in corner ch-sp of previous square, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner ch-3 sp of working
square, **sl st in next ch-1 sp of previous square, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp of working
square, repeat from ** to next corner ch-3 sp of working square, working next 3 dc
in corner ch-3 sp of working square, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-sp of previous square, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner ch-3 sp of working square; continue in this manner to join working square and any previous squares and to complete the rnd.
Refer to the joining notes.

BACK PANEL (Motifs 1-9)
Note: Center Panel is made up of Motifs 1, 2 and 3  in first section; Motifs 4, 5 and 6 in the middle section; and Motifs 7, 8 and 9 in the third section.

Motif 1: Work Motif 1 to completion with A as first color and E as second color.

Motif 2: Work Motif 2 with D as first color, B as second color and F as third color, joining it to the first motif during the completion of Rnd 7.

Motif 3: Work Motif 3 with E as first color and C as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 4: Work Motif 4 with C as first color, E as second color and D as third color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 5: Work Motif 5 with B as first color and A as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 6: Work Motif 6 with C as first color and F as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 7: Work Motif 7 with F as first color and B as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 8: Work Motif 8 with D as first color and C as second color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

Motif 9: Work Motif 9 with E as first color, A as second color and B as third color, completed and joined as for Motif 2.

LEFT STRIPE PANEL (Sections 10-12 to the left of the Center Panel)

Note: Left Stripe Panel is made up of Stripe 10 with B, Stripe 11 with F and Stripe 12 with E.
With WS facing, join first color with sl st in the corner ch-3 of Motif 7.

Set up row (WS): 2 sc in corner ch-3 sp, [*ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp of motif*; repeat between *'s until reaching where two motifs were previously joined; ch 4, sc between the two joined motifs, ch 4] twice; repeat between *'s once more, ending row with 2 sc in last corner ch-3 sp, turn—21 ch-3 sps, 24 sc (2 sc on each end and 20). 

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, dc into first sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 3 dc into next ch-3 sp, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, 3 dc into next ch-3 sp*; repeat between *'s, ending row with ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc into last sc, turn—21 groups of 3 dc. 1 dc on each end, 22 ch-1 sps

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc into first ch-1 sp, *ch 3, skip 3 dc, sc into next ch-1 sp*; repeat between *'s across row, ending with sc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 1, completing the last step of the final dc with the new color. Cut the old yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Row 4: With second color, repeat Row 2, turn.

Row 5: Repeat Row 1, turn.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2, turn.

Row 7: Repeat Row 1, completing the last step of the final dc with the new color. Cut the old color, leaving a tail to weave in later.

Rows 8-11: Repeat Rows 4-7 with third color, completing Row 7 with fasten off yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later.
With RS facing, *count over seven 3-dc groups and place a marker in the next ch-1 sp; repeat from * again—these two markers will indicate where the next motifs will be joined to the stripe section. Two corners will be joined in each space.

RIGHT STRIPE PANEL (Sections 13-15 to the right of Center Panel)
Note: Right Stripe Panel is made of Stripe 13 with D, Stripe 14 with C and Stripe 15 with A.
With WS facing, join first color with sl st in the corner ch-3 of Motif 3.
Complete this stripe panel following the directions given for the Left Stripe Section.

LEFT MOTIF SECTION (Motifs 16-21 to the left of Left Stripe Panel)

Note: Left Motif Section is made of Motif 16 with E, A and B; Motif 17 with F and D;
Motif 18 with A and C; Motif 19 with B and F; Motif 20 with C and E; Motif 21 with D, B and F.
Complete following the directions given for Center Panel of motifs.

RIGHT MOTIF SECTION (Motifs 22-27 to the right of the Right Stripe Panel)

Note: Right Motif Section is made of Motif 22 with C and F; Motif 23 with D, A and B; Motif 24 with B and E; Motif 25 with A and B; Motif 26 with E and C; Motif 27 with F and D. 
Complete following the directions given for the Center Panel of motifs.

LEFT FRONT EDGE STRIPE PANEL (Motifs 28-30)

Work in the indicated colors following directions given for Left Stripe Panel (Sections #10-12) with Stripe 28 in A, Stripe 29 in D and Stripe 30 in C.

RIGHT FRONT EDGE STRIPE PANEL (Motifs 31-33)

Work in the indicated colors following directions given for Left Stripe Panel (Sections #10-12) with Stripe 31 in F, Stripe 32 in B and Stripe 33 in E.

FINISHING - Weave in all ends and block.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Action For Happiness

 

Affirm The Pledge

Good news. All around the world, people are recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy at all costs. All 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given a greater priority and March 20 has been declared the International Day of Happiness!
ACT on the Day of Happiness
To celebrate the day, we've launched an exciting Day of Happinesscampaign with Cheers and other fantastic partner organisations. Together we're encouraging people all around the world to ACT:

  • A: Affirm the pledge - make a personal pledge to try to create more happiness in the world
  • C: Cheer 'Happy Heroes' - celebrate the people who bring happiness to you and others
  • T: Take part - do something to mark the day and spread happiness
Creating a happier society requires action at all levels - not just from political leaders and institutions but also from us as individual citizens. When we do things to bring happiness to others, everyone benefits.
How you can get involved
Everyone can play a part in making the Day of Happiness a success and raising the profile of this vitally important topic. Here are a few ideas:
  • Get the word out - tell your friends about the day, add a link to dayofhappiness.net from your site, share on social media
  • Get it trending - use our Twitter hashtags #happyday (to share what you're up to) and #happyheroes (to nominate your own heroes who bring happiness to others)
  • Get active - organise a local event or join an existing one, whether it's a film screening, flash mob, get together or anything else!
And in other news...

Thanks so much for all your support - and we'd love to hear how you're planning to support the Day of Happiness so please let us know!
Mark Williamson
Director
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world" ~ Anne Frank

Monday, 11 March 2013

A Garden Of Flowers Throw Crochet Pattern

 

A Garden Of Flowers Throw

Nothing says Spring like a bed of flowers. Crochet this beautiful throw and bring a little outside in. This will brighten up a room and your day!

Project Number:
LW3031

Designed By:
Roseanna Beck

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Throws / Afghans

Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 3 skeins 400 Grey Heather A, 2 skeins 624 Tea Leaf B, 1 skein each 320 Cornmeal C, 358 Lavender D, and 706 Perfect Pink E
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks:
4.50 mm [US G-6], 5 mm [US H-8], and 5.50 mm [US I-9]
Yarn needle

Size:

Throw Measures 45” x 56” [114 cm x 142 cm]

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: Octagon Motif measures 5½” [14 cm] across with smallest hook; Insert Motif measures 2¼” [5.7 cm] across with middle size hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Click here to get the free crochet pattern at Red Heart.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Wishing Well Wrap – Crochet Today

 

Toss this shimmery coverup over jeans, a dress—just about any outfit!
By Laura Gebhardt

YARN
Red Heart Shimmer, 3.5oz/100g skeins, each approx 280yd/256mm (97% acrylic, 3% metallic polyester)

  • 2 skeins #1010 Snow
  • 2 skeins #1503 Turquoise

CROCHET HOOK

  • Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook

NOTIONS

  • Yarn needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width 15"/38cm
Length 63"/175cm

GAUGE
Rounds 1–3 = 3"/7.5cm
One Flower Motif = 5"/12.5cm across

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