Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Classic Wool–Petal Pillow Crochet Pattern

A great gift for any loved one, this flower-decorated Valentine's Day pillow can be adapted to any holiday with an easy change of the color scheme!

 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FREE PATTERN.

A great gift for any loved one, this flower-decorated Valentine's Day pillow can be adapted to any holiday with an easy change of the color scheme!

MEASUREMENT
Approx 12 x 18 ins [30.5 x 45.5 cm].

MATERIALS
Patons® Classic Wool (100 g / 3.5 oz; 192 m / 210 yds)
Main Color (MC) (77710 Cherry) 2 balls
Contrast A (77404 Orchid) 1 ball

Sizes 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) and 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge. 12 x 18 ins [30.5 x 45.5 cm] pillow form.

GAUGES
16 sts and 12 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller hook in pat.
14 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger hook.

INSTRUCTIONS
Pillow
With smaller hook and MC, ch 74.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 dc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 73 sts.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc.
Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows for pat. Until work from beg measures 24 ins [61 cm].
Fasten off.

Small Flower (make 7)
With larger hook and A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: (petals) *Ch 11. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 tr in each of next 4 ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Sl st in next sc of 1st rnd. Rep from * around. 8 petals.
3rd rnd: Sl st around outer edge of each petal. Join with sl st to first st.
Fasten off.

Small Flower Center (make 7)
With larger hook and MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Sl st in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off. Sew one Small Flower Center to center of each Small Flower.

Large Flower (make 3)
With larger hook and A, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 16 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: (petals) *Ch 15. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 tr in each of next 6 ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * around. 16 petals.
3rd rnd: Sl st around outer edge of each petal. Join with sl st to first st.
Fasten off.

Large Flower Center (make 3)
With larger hook and MC, ch 4.
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: Sl st in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off. Sew one Large Flower Center to center of each Large Flower.

Finishing.
Sew 3 sides of Pillow tog. Insert pillow form. Sew rem side closed. Sew all Flowers to one side of Pillow as seen in picture.

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

Patons Classic Wool Worsted

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Crochet Alligator

Crocheted Aligator Playground in São Paulo by Olek playgrounds crochet Brasil

Crocheted Jacaré is the latest work from Brooklyn-based artist Olek, who traveled to Brasil for the 2012 SESC Arts Show in order to encase a massive playground shaped like an alligator in her trademark crochet covering. With the help of several colleagues Olek covered the reptilian playscape in North Carolinian acrylic yarn and Brazilian ribbons over a period of several weeks. The SESC show runs through July 29th and you can see much more of Olek’s work on her website. All images courtesy Lost Art. (via designboom)

Crocheted Aligator Playground in São Paulo by Olek playgrounds crochet Brasil

Crocheted Aligator Playground in São Paulo by Olek playgrounds crochet Brasil

Crocheted Aligator Playground in São Paulo by Olek playgrounds crochet Brasil

Click here to see more photographs of this jaw dropping work.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Yo-Yo Throw Crochet Pattern

 

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Get the free pattern over at Redheart.com click here.

This pattern really reminds me of Bavarian crochet, which I’m working on at the moment.

Reminiscent of old-fashion yo-yo quilts, this beautiful throw will work in a country style or modern furnished room. Crochet it in a monochromatic color range as shown, or in a rainbow of colors—the choice is yours!

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 656 Real Teal A; 624 Tea Leaf B; 385 Royal C; 512 Turqua D; 672 Spring Green E.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]

Yarn needle

Size:

Throw measures 54” (137 cm) wide x 45” (114.5 cm) long.

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 1 yo-yo circles = 2¼” (5.5 cm) in diameter; 2 yo-yo’s and 3 sc = 5” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

Required Redheart Products

Super Saver Economy

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tiny Tiles Crochet Blanket

I started making this on Sunday and just crocheted right on until I finished it yesterday. I really love the neatness and structure of it. As you can see lots of ends to sew in…………
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I’m also unsure what type of border to use as it needs to be really simple so it doesn’t detract from the square pattern. I thought this was going to take forever as each square is so tiny but it’s remarkably quick.
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The blanket measures 28”  x 28” at the moment.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Bright Ripple Throw Crochet Pattern Red Heart

 

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Add warmth and style to your surroundings with this soft, cozy throw! Crocheted with bright shades the ripple pattern adds a lively look, but softer shades or neutrals can be used to suit your style or needs.

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Project Number: LW3324

Designed By: Ann Regis

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Throws / Afghans

Supplies:

RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each 1538 Lilac A, 1803 Blue Hawaii B, 1601 Lettuce C, 1502 Iced Aqua D, 1252 Mango E and 1703 Candy Pink F
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm [US K-10.5]

Size:

Throw measures 47 x 60” (119.5 x 152.5cm)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 11 dc = 4” (10 cm) and 6 rows = 4” (10cm).CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

Required Redheart Products

With Love

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Jolimar Skirt Crochet Pattern

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MATERIALS
for adult skirt

NaturallyCaron.com Spa
(75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo);
9 (12, 12, 15, 15, 18) oz.

Shown in: #0004 Green Sheen

One size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook,
or size to obtain gauge.

Waistband elastic—3/4"/19mm wide x length to fit (OR 3/4"/19mm narrow belt)

Blunt sewing needle and matching, sturdy thread (for elastic casing)

Yarn needle

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SIZES

S (M, L, 1X, 1X/2X, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Waist   29 (33, 37, 41, 44, 48)"/73.5 (84, 94, 104, 112, 122) cm, before elastic with enough stretch to pull on

Hip   40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65)"/101.5 (114.5, 127, 139.5, 152.5, 165) cm, measured 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9)"/20.5 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 23)cm

Length  21 1/2 (21 1/2, 21 1/2, 23, 23, 23)"/54.5 (54.5, 54.5, 58.5, 58.5, 58.5) cm

GAUGE

13 Fsc = 4"/10cm;

In single crochet, 13 sts = 4"/10cm;

In Lace st, one (V-st, shell) repeat = 2"/5cm, one (V-st, ch 1, shell, ch 1) repeat = 2 1/2"/6.5cm; one (V-st, ch 2, shell, ch 2) repeat = 3"/7.5cm, one (V-st, ch 3, shell, ch 3) repeat = 3 1/2"/9cm, one (V-st, ch 4, shell, ch 4) repeat = 4"/10cm, and 6 rows V-st in V-st = 3 1/2"/9cm.

Note: Gauge is "as crocheted", fabric will grow in length with blocking to 6 rows V-st in V-st = 4"/10cm.

STITCHES USED

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


SPECIAL TERMS

Cl: Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dtr: Double treble crochet—[Yarn over] 3 times, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

Fsc: Foundation single crochet (This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of single crochet stitches in one) –

Step 1: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet").

Step 2:The following stitch is worked under the forward 2 loops of the stem of the previous stitch (into the "chain"). Insert hook into the face of the "chain" and under the nub at the back of the "chain", draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet"). Repeat for the length of foundation.

Sh: Shell—(4 dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Sh in Sh: Shell in shell—Sh in ch-1 sp of indicated shell.

V-st: V-stitch—(Cl, ch 1, Cl) in indicated st or sp.

V-st in V-st: V-stitch in V-stitch—V-st in ch-1 sp of indicated V-st.

PATTERN STITCH ROUNDS

Patt A: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, Sh in next Sh, *V-st in next V-st, Sh in next Sh; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt B: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1, *V-st in next V-st, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt C: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2, *V-st in next V-st, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt D: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3, *V-st in next V-st, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt E: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4, *V-st in next V-st, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.


NOTES

1. Skirt is worked from the waist down, back and forth in joined rounds. Join (as instructed) and turn work at the end of each round.

2. All sizes use the same pattern rounds (defined above), but in different proportions. Length is easily adjusted by adding or omitting rounds evenly spaced through body of skirt or as an afterthought at the bottom.

3. Instructions are provided for a pull-on elastic waistband. Alternately, instructions are provided for a waistband with belt loops, so waist can be cinched with your favorite narrow fashion belt.


INSTRUCTIONS

Fsc 96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156), turn foundation over so sc edge is on top, sl st in beginning sc to form a ring, taking care not to twist sts. Begin work across sc edge.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in same sc (beginning cluster made), sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc, [sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc] 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) times, sk next 2 sc, Cl in same sc as beginning, sc in top of beginning cluster to form ch-sp of first V-st—16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) lace pattern repeats.

Work Patt A for 7 rounds.

Work Patt B for 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) rounds.

Work Patt C for 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) rounds.

Work Patt D for 5 rounds.

Work Patt E for 4 rounds.

Note: You should have worked 30 (30, 30, 32, 32, 32) lace pattern rounds total (not including Fsc round).

Edging Round (RS): Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp (beginning cluster made), ch 3, Cl in same first ch-sp, ch 3, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh, *[Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next V-st, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh; repeat from * 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) more times, Cl in same sp as beginning, ch 3, sl st in top of beginning cluster. Note: Mark this round as RS round.

Fasten off.


FINISHING

Note: Work either Elastic Waistband Option OR Belt Loop Option.

Elastic Waistband Option

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With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each ch around, sl st in beginning sc, turn—96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156) sc.

Rounds 2–5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Fasten off.

casing

Cut waistband elastic to fit waist plus a couple of inches overlap. Holding elastic along inside of waistband, and working from left to right, make a herringbone stitch casing, as follows:

With WS facing, blunt needle and matching sturdy thread, secure thread around the stem of any sc of Round 1 of waistband. Sk the sc of Round 5 directly above, inserting needle around post of next sc of Round 5 make a backstitch. *Sk next sc of Round 1, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 1; sk next sc of Round 5, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 5; repeat from * around waistband, working over elastic each time, taking care not to catch elastic, and sliding elastic as you go as needed to distribute fullness of waistband all around. End with backstitch in same sc as beginning. Fasten off. Overlap ends of elastic and sew together securely.

Belt Loop Option

For a waist that can be cinches with a purchased narrow belt, make the following waistband with post stitches that serve as belt loops.

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With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, *sc in next 5 ch, ch 1, sk next ch; repeat from * around to last 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Round 2: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Rounds 3 and 4: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Round 5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 3 sc, *keeping st to front of work, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc of working row, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Round 6: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc and dtr around, sl st in beginning sc.

Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block skirt.

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Friday, 19 July 2013

Rise & Shine Blanket


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Make this afghan or throw to add a lively note to your room or choose more restful colors if you prefer. This innovative square and triangle pattern is given for both throw size and larger afghan size.

Project Number: LW3718

Designed By: Marianne Forrestal

Skill Level:
  • Easy
Category:
  • Crochet
Project Type:
  • Throws / Afghans
Supplies:
RED HEART® With Love™: 1 skein each of 1201 Daffodil A and 1401 Pewter B; 3 (2) skeins 1303 AranC; 4 (3) skeins 1207 Cornsilk D

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.0 mm [US J-10]
Yarn needle

Size:
Directions are given for Afghan. Changes for Throw are in parentheses.
Afghan measures 56” x 67” (142 x 107 cm)
Throw measures 45” x 56” (114.5 x 142 cm)

Gauge/Tension:
GAUGE: First 2 rounds of Square = 3” (7.5 cm) across; Square = 7½” (19 cm) across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Required Redheart Products

With Love














Thursday, 18 July 2013

Softee Hexagon Motifs Baby Toddler Blanket – Crochet

 

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A fun hexagon motif makes this blanket a vibrant addition to any nursery. Shown in Bernat Softee Baby.

Source - Bernat.com

MEASUREMENTS
Blanket: Approx 33" x 36" [84 x 91.5 cm]
Motif: 6 1/2" [16.5 cm] from point to point.

MATERIALS
Bernat® Softee® Baby™ (Solids: 140 g/5 oz; 331 m/362 yds;
Ombres: 120 g/4.25 oz; 283 m/310 yds)
Main Color (MC): Flannel (30044) 3 balls
Contrast A: Summer Ombre (31424) 1 ball
Contrast B: Soft Red (30424) 1 balls

Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
16 sc and 19 rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed. Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
Join all rnds with sl st to first st.

Motif (Make 20 with A as Color 1. Make 19 with B as Color 1)
With MC, ch 3. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 12 sc in ring. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each sc around. Join. 24 dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). (1 dc in next dc. Ch 1) 23 times.
Join Color 1. Break MC.
4th rnd: With Color 1, ch 2. (Yoh and draw up a loop) twice in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – beg cluster made. *Ch 2. (Yoh and draw up a loop) 3 times in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – cluster made. Rep from * 22 times more. Ch 2. Join. Fasten off.
5th rnd: Join MC to any ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp. Ch 1.
Miss next cluster st. (2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster st) twice. (1 hdc. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. 1 hdc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster. *(2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster) 3 times. (1 hdc. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. 1 hdc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster. Rep from * 4 times more. Join.
6th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 11 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 14 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 sc in each of next 3 sts. Join. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew Motifs tog as shown in Diagram.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Circular Rag Rug–Crochet Pattern

 

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Circular Crochet Rag Rug Tutorial

This pattern is for a circular rag rug to illustrate the process of crocheting a rag rug in the round. Once you understand this concept you can then choose a variety of patterns to work with - ovals, squares, rectangles or even a hexagon.


A rag rug crochets up fairly quickly but the time consuming aspect is in the preparation. You will need to gather a variety of fabrics to cut and turn into your yarn. Think about the properties of any particular fabric you choose - is it stretchy, flexible, coarse, closely woven. Is it likely to fray? Although most fabrics do initially shed some fibres some materials are worse than others.
You will need a fairly large hook I always use 10mm but anything between 10mm and 15mm would be suitable. I find a 15mm hook a tad unwieldy in the hand.

Your next job is going to be to cut the yarn into strips with as few joins as possible. To avoid too many knots cut in a zigzag style from side to side or cut from out edge in a spiral manner to the centre. The fabric should be approximately 2cms wide or 1”. This measurement is not cast in stone and there will be slight variations in the width which is a natural property of any handmade crocheted rag rug. Roll the yarn into balls. It is difficult to estimate the amount of fabric required but I always find it is more than you might initially anticipate. If you prepare approx 5 different colours/patterns to begin with you should then be able to estimate how much more is required to complete the project.

If you are not used to using your hands intensively you may end up with aching hands during the cutting up stage - I think in my eagerness I even ended up with a blister or two. It is worth preparing the yarn in advance as it can become frustrating to have to stop crocheting to do more cutting up. It will also take a while to get used to working with such a large hook and fabric as it it is a very different experience to crocheting with yarn.
As you become more familiar with the process you will learn to assess which fabrics work best for you and your design. You will also learn when you need to make additional increases etc to stop the rug curling. The structure of a crocheted rag rug is synergistic each separate stitch is dependant upon all other stitches and the properties of the fabrics used.

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1. Chain 3

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2. Join the ring with a sl st, ch 1 and then sc x 5 into the ring, join the circle with a sl st.

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3. ch 1, (It may be useful at this stage to start marking the beginning of your round with a safety pin). sc x2 into each st,then join with a sl st.

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4. ch 1, *sc twice into next st, sc 1 in next st* ** rep to end, join with sl st.

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5. ch 1, *sc twice into next st, sc 1 in next st* ** rep to end, join with sl st.

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6. Now begin working in the round (no more ch at beg of row and no more sl st) *sc twice into next st, sc 1 in next st* ** rep to end.

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7. Continue to use pin to mark your rounds. 1 sc into each st.

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8. 1 sc into next 3 st, sc x2 into next st and every 4th st to end of round.

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9. 1 sc into next 4 st, sc x2 into next st and every 5th st to end of round.

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10. Complete 1 round 1 sc in each st to end.

11. sc x 2 into 1 st, sc for next 3 st, sc next st and every 4th st to end of round.

12. Complete 1 round 1 sc in each st to end.

13. sc x 2 into 1 st, sc for next 3 st, sc next st and every 4th st to end of round.

14. Complete 1 round 1 sc in each st to end.

Continue with these rounds (13 & 14) until work measures required diameter.
At this point my rug measures 19” diameter.

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You can keep going here for as long as you like – but be warned they can become difficult to work with after a 4-5ft diameter.

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Here is one of my earlier rugs and this reached approx. 6ft.
Note: If your rug begins to wrinkle you are increasing too often – reduce amount of increase for 1 round. If your rug begins to curl upwards, like a bowl you are not increasing enough.
Happy Rug Making.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

THERAPY Granny Stripes Big Crochet Blanket

Here is a fabulous summetime chilling out blanket called 'Therapy'. Lots of lovely granny stripes bordered in gorgeous green and Ivory. Total relaxation, fresh and contemporary. Measures 40" x 50" approximately.

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Available in my Etsy store here.

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Flower Bathroom Set Pattern – Vintage Crochet Pattern

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From - freevintagecrochet.com

Materials Required:
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN
12 - 70 yd. skeins White
1 - 70 yd. skein Yellow
2 - 70 yd. skeins Pink
3 - 70 yd. skeins Moss
Plastic Crochet Hook Size J OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN MOTIF GAUGE BELOW

GAUGE: Each motif measures 7½ inches across points.

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MOTIF: With Yellow ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1, 6 s c in ring, join in 1st s c, cut yarn. 2nd ROUND: Attach Pink in same st with joining, * ch 6, s c in 2nd ch from hook, 1 d c in each of next 4 sts of ch, s c in next s c of 1st round, repeat from * all around, join, cut yarn. 3rd ROUND: Attach Moss in s c at any point, s c in same space, ** ch 3, s c in same space, ch 3, skip 1 d c, * Y O hook, insert in next st, pick up and pull through 2 loops, repeat from * once, skip next d c, next s c, and next d c of next point, * Y O hook, insert in base of next st, pick up and pull through 2 loops, repeat from last * once, Y O and pull through all loops on hook (cluster st), ch 3, s c in s c of point, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join, cut yarn. 4th ROUND: Holding Moss round to front throughout round, attach White in same s c at point, ch 3, work 4 d c in same st, * work 4 d c in next skipped d c of 3rd round of same point, 4 d c in next skipped d c of next point, 5 d c in s c at point, repeat from * all around ending to corres­pond, join in 3rd st of ch. 5th ROUND: Working in back loop of sts work 1 s c in same space, 1 s c in each of the next 7 sts, * insert hook in next st, pull through, repeat from * once, Y O and pull through all loops at one time, 1 s c in each of next 11 sts, then repeat from 1st * all around ending to correspond, join, cut yarn. Work 18 more motifs. Sew motifs tog in back loop of sts sewing from center st of one point to center st of next point and arrang­ing motifs as illustrated.

BORDER: Attach White in the s c over 1st d c of center 5 d c group of any corner motif, working in back loop of sts s c in same space, 1 s c in each of next 6 sts, ** 1 d c in each of next 3 sts, 1 s c in each of next 9 sts, working on straight edge of motifs * 1 d c in each of the next 7 sts, keeping last loop of each d c on hook, 1 d c in next st (st where motif is joined), 1 d c in joining, 1 d c in next st joined, Y O hook and pull through all loops, 1 d c in each of next 7 sts, 1 s c in each of next 9 sts, repeat from * once, then repeat from ** ending to correspond, join. NEXT 3 ROUNDS: Working in back loop of sts 1 s c in each st, join, cut yarn at end of last round.

FRINGE: Cut White in 10 inch lengths. Take 2 strands, double in half and loop through every other s c all around. * Take half of one group of fringe and half of next group of fringe, knot tog ½ inch from 1st row of knots, repeat from * all around, then repeat from 1st * for another row of knots. Trim fringe evenly.

TISSUE COVER

Work 1st 3 round of motif same as rug. 4th ROUND: Holding Moss round to front and working in same manner as rug attach White in same s c at point, 5 s c in same st, * work 3 s c in next skipped d c of same point of 3rd round, 3 s c in next skipped d c of next point, 5 s c in s c at point, repeat from * all around, join in 1st s c. 5th ROUND: Working in back loop of sts throughout, s c in same space, 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, ** d c in next s c, * Y O hook, insert hook in next st, pull yarn through, work off 2 loops, repeat from * once, Y O hook and pull through all loops at one time, d c in next s c, 1 s c in each of next 7 sts, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in 1st s c. 6th ROUND: S c in same space, 1 s c in each of the next 5 sts, ** dec 2 sts in next 3 d c (to dec 2 sts: * insert hook in next st, pull yarn through, repeat from * twice, Y O and pull through all loops), 1 s c in each of next 7 sts, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join (48 s c). NEXT 11 ROUNDS:1 s c in each s c, join each round. NEXT ROUND: (BRIM): 1 s c in each of next 3 sts, 2 s c in next st, repeat from beg all around, join (60 s c). NEXT 3 ROUNDS: 1 s c in each s c, join, cut yarn at end of last round. CORD: Crochet a ch about ¾ yd. long, cut yarn. Wind yarn 10 times over 1½ inch cardboard for tassel, tie one end, slip off cardboard, tie again ½ inch below tie, cut other end, trim evenly. Attach a tassel at each end and tie around cover as illustrated.

SEAT COVER

Work 7 motifs same as Tissue Cover above working 1st 5 rounds. Sew motifs tog in same manner as rug, then sew motifs tog on outside edge from completed point to center d c of next point. NEXT ROUND: At­tach White in center s c of next point after joining, working in back loop of sts s c in same space, 1 s c in each of the next 10 sts, * s d c in next st (s d c: (Y O, insert in st, pull through Y O and pull through all loops at one time), d c in next st, keeping last loop of each st on hook, 1 d c in next 2 sts, 1 d c in joined st, Y O and pull through all loops, keeping last loop of sts on hook 1 d c in next joined st, 1 d c in next 2 sts, Y O and pull through all loops, d c in next st, s d c in next st, 1 s c in each of next 11 sts, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join. NEXT ROUND: 1 s c in each st, join. NEXT ROUND: BEADING: S c in next s c, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around. NEXT ROUND: Working through both loops, 1 s c in each s c, 1 s c in each ch 1 space, join, cut yarn. CORD: Crochet a ch 1½ yds. long and lace through beading.

Millennium Loop Rug Crochet Pattern

 

milleniumlooprug

From - redheart.com

Project Number:
WR2014

Designed By:
Glenda Winkleman

Skill Level:Intermediate

Category:Crochet

Project Type:Home Dec

Supplies:RED HEART® “Fiesta®”: 2 skeins 6341 MillenniumA.

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 2
skeins 500 Grey Heather B.
Crochet Hook: 6.50mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn Needle.

Size:RUG measures 22½” x 35¾ “.

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: Working with 2 strands held together, 12 sc = 4”; Rounds 1-5 = 2” wide. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Ripple Bathroom Set Vintage Crochet

starrug

From - Aunt Lydia’s Design Studio

SIZES:
40 inches from point to point

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
AMERICAN THREAD "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN
     8 - 70 yd. skeins Black
     7 - 70 yd. skeins White
Plastic Crochet Hook Size J or ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW
1 yd. 3/8 inch Black elastic
GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch
BE SURE YOUR STITCH GAUGE IS CORRECT. Do not hesitate to change needle size to achieve gauge indicated in the instructions.
RUG:

___1st Rnd: With White ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3, 15 dc in ring, join in top of ch 3.
___2nd Rnd: Working in back loop of sts throughout, ch 1, 5 sc in same space, * skip 1 st, 5 sc in next st, repeat from * all around, skip 1 st (8 points), drop White, attach Black (when changing colors always complete last half of st with next color), join, cut White.
___3rd Rnd: Skip 1 sc, * sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * all around ending last repeat with skip 1 sc.
___4th Rnd: Skip 1 sc, * 1 sc in next sc, 5 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 2 sts, repeat from * all around ending last repeat with skip 1 sc, cut Black.
___5th Rnd: With White skip 1 sc, * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 5 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * all around ending last repeat with skip 1 sc.
___6th Rnd: Same as 5th round having 1 more st at sides of points.
___7th Rnd: With Black skip 1 sc, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * all around ending last repeat with skip 1 sc.
___8th Rnd: Skip 1 sc * 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, 3 sc in center sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * all around ending with skip 1 sc.
___9th Rnd: With White same as 7th round working inc to correspond and having 1 more sc on each side of points. Continue in this manner alternating colors every 2 rounds until there are 12 rounds.
___Next 12 Rnds: Work same as last round but work next 4 rounds in White, next 4 rounds in Black, next 4 rounds in White.
___25th and 26th Rnds: With Black skip 1 sc, * 1 sc in each of the next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 21 sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * all around having the same number of sts in each round.
___27th and 28th Rnds: With White repeat last 2 rounds.
___29th to 32nd Rnds: With Black work in same manner.
___33rd Rnd: Work a sl st in each st all around, join, cut yarn.
SEAT COVER:
___Work 1st 12 rounds same as rug, cut White. Work remainder with Black.
___Next Rnd: Work 1 trc in each sc working over the 2 skipped sts between points as follows: * yo hook twice, insert in next st, pull yarn through and work off 2 loops twice, repeat from * once, yo and pull through all loops at one time; (1 st dec).
___Next Rnd: Working in sc work 2 sts tog over dec of last round.
___Next 3 Rnds: Work 1 sc in each sc, join, cut yarn.
___BEADING: With wrong side of cover facing attach Black in back loop of any sc, * ch 3, skip 3 sc, sl st in next sc of 2nd sc round, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sl st in next sc of last round, repeat from * all around, join, cut yarn. Lace elastic through beading. Sew elastic ends securely.
TISSUE TOPPER:
___Work 1st 4 rounds same as rug.
___5th Rnd: With White skip 1 sc, * 1 sc I n each of the next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * all around ending last repeat with skip 1 sc. Repeat last round alternating colors every 2 rounds until there are 12 rounds from beg.
___13th Rnd: With White, skip 1 sc, * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 5 sc in next sc, 1 sc I n each of the next 2 sc, skip 2 sc, repeat from * all around ending last repeat with skip 1 sc.
___14th Rnd: Work 1 sc in each of the 3 sc at sides of point skipping the 2 sc over the previous skipped st, and working 3 sc in center sts at points.
___15th and 16th Rnds: Repeat last 2 rounds having 1 more st at sides of points, join.
___17th Rnd: Work a sl st in each st all around, join, cut yarn.
___POMPON: Wind Black 50 times over 2 inch cardboard; slip off cardboard; tie in center, cut both ends. Trim into shape and attach to top of tissue cover.
FINISHING: Steam each item slightly.