Friday, 30 August 2013

Softee Chunky - Color Lover's Afghan Blanket



Whether you decide on Version I's rainbow stripes or Version II's cool blue hues, this crocheted afghan is the perfect way to brighten up a room. Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 45" x 60" [114.5 x 152.5 cm], excluding fringe.
GAUGE
6 sc and 7 rows = 4"
MATERIALS
Bernat® Softee® Chunky™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 99 m/108 yds)



Version I
Contrast A
Teal (28203) 1 ball
Contrast B Linen (28021) 1 ball
Contrast C Seagreen (28219) 1 ball
Contrast D Faded Denim (28114) 1 ball
Contrast E Grass (28223) 1 ball
Contrast F Clay (28041) 1 ball
Contrast G Glowing Gold (28607) 1 ball
Contrast H Beetroot (28440) 1 ball
Contrast I Grape (28332) 1 ball
Contrast J Royal Purple (28334) 1 ball
Contrast K Natural (28008) 1 ball
Contrast L Pumpkin (28630) 1 ball
Version II
Contrast A
Faded Denim (28114) 4 balls
Contrast B
Seagreen (28219 ) 4 balls
Contrast C Natural (28008 ) 4 balls
Size U.S. M/13 (9mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue(ity)
Hdc = Half double crochet
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
Tr = Treble crochet
INSTRUCTIONS
Notes: Afghan is worked sideways.
Always start each row with RS facing.
Leave 7" [18 cm] yarn tails at beg and end of each row. These tails will be worked into fringe.
Ch 2 at beg of row counts as hdc.
VERSION I
Stripe Pat
With A, work 1 row.
With B, work 1 row.
With C, work 1 row.
With D, work 1 row.
With E, work 1 row.
With F, work 1 row.
With G, work 1 row.
With H, work 1 row.
With I, work 1 row.
With J, work 1 row.
With K, work 1 row.
With L, work 1 row.
These 12 rows form Stripe Pat.
**With A, ch 91, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail at beg.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. 90 sc.
2nd row: (RS). Join B with sl st to first sc, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
3rd row: (RS). Join C with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2. Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.**
4th row: (RS). Join D with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 1 (does not count as st). 1 tr in rem front loop of first st 2 rows below. Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
5th row: (RS). Join E with sl st to first tr, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below.Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 4 sts. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of last 3 hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
6th row: (RS). Join F with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2. Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in next tr. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 3 sts. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of last 2 hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
7th row: (RS). Join G with sl st to top of ch 2, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. *1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 tr in rem front loop of next st 2 rows below. 1 hdc in last hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 7" [18 cm] tail.
First 7 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep 3rd to 7th rows until work from beg measures 45" [114.5 cm].
Fringe: Cut yarn 14" [35.5 cm] long. Take 2 strands of appropriate color tog, fold in half and knot into fringe, taking yarn tails from Stripe Pat into fringe across ends of Afghan. Trim fringe evenly.
VERSION II
Stripe Pat

With A, work 1 row.
With B, work 1 row.
With C, work 1 row.
These 3 rows form Stripe Pat.
Work from ** to ** as given for Version I.
4th row: With A, as 4th row of Version I.
5th row: With B, as 5th row of Version I.
6th row: With C, as 6th row of Version I.
7th row: With A, as 7th row of Version I.
First 7 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep 3rd to 7th rows until work from beg measures 45" [114.5 cm].
Fringe: Work as for Version I.
















Thursday, 29 August 2013

Mosaic From the Middle Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

 

mosaicBernet

Source - Bernat.com

Crochet this beautiful heirloom baby blanket in Bernat Mosaic.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 40" [101.5 cm] diameter from point to point.
MATERIALS
Bernat® Mosaic (3.5 oz/100 g; 191 m/209 yds)
44128 (Daydream) 4 balls
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
13 dc and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm].
ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations

INSTRUCTIONS
Notes:

  • Ch 3 counts as dc at beg of rnd.
  • Join rnds with sl st to top of ch 3.

Beg at center, ch 5. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3. 9 dc in ring. Join. 10 dc.
2nd rnd: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4. 10 ch-1 sps.
3rd rnd: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp. *3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. Join. 30 dc.
4th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *Ch 2. Miss next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last dc. Ch 2. Miss last dc. Join. 10 ch-2 sps.
5th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) – cluster made in next ch-2 sp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last ch-2 sp. Cluster in last ch-2 sp. Join.
6th rnd: Sl st in each dc across to next ch-2 sp. (Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in same sp – beg cluster made. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Miss next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc.** Cluster in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 6 dc. Rep from * to **. Join.
7th rnd: Beg cluster. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Miss next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. ** Cluster in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 8 dc. Rep from * to **. Join.
8th rnd: Beg cluster. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Miss next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc.** Cluster in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 10 dc. Rep from * to **. Join.
9th rnd: Beg cluster. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Miss next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc.** Cluster in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 12 dc. Rep from * to **. Join.
10th rnd: Beg cluster. *1 dc in each of next 6 dc. Miss next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 6 dc.** Cluster in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 14 dc. Rep from * to **. Join.
Cont as established, having 1 more dc between point and valley on each rnd, until work from center to outer point measures 20" [51 cm]. Fasten off.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Windows Afghan Blanket Crochet Pattern

windows

Source - Redheart.com

Windows Afghan

WR2035
Designed By:
Delma Myers
Skill Level: Easy

Supplies:
Red Heart® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 313 Aran A and 624 Tea Leaf B; 2 skeins 406 Medium Thyme C and 3 skeins each 633 Dark Sage D and 656 Real Teal E.

Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8] and 3.75mm [US F-5].
Yarn needle.

Size:
Throw measures 56” x 42”.

Gauge/Tension:
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4”; 14 rows = 4” in sc with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: When changing colors or ending a color, leave a 7”
tail for sewing squares together.
AFGHAN
Small Square (Make 48)
Row 1 (Right Side): With larger hook and A ch 7; sc in
2nd ch from hook and in the next 5 ch; turn – 6 sc.
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. Fasten off at
end of Row 6.
Row 7: With right side facing, attach B in first sc; ch 1, sc
in first 5 sc, 3 sc in corner st, sc in end of next 5 rows; turn
– 13 sc.
Rows 8-10: Ch 1, sc in each sc to center sc of corner, 3
sc in corner sc, sc in each sc across; turn – 19 sc at end of
Row 10. Fasten off at end of Row 10.
Row 11: With right side facing, attach C in first sc; ch 1, sc
in each sc to center sc of corner, 3 sc in corner sc, sc in
each sc across; turn – 21 sc.
Rows 12-14: Repeat Rows 8-10 – 27 sc at end of Row 14.
Fasten off at end of Row 14.
Row 15: With right side facing, attach E in side of first sc
of last row; ch 1, sc in same row end as joining, sc in next
12 row ends, 3 sc in corner, sc in next 13 row ends; turn –
29 sc.
Rows 16-17: Repeat Rows 8 and 9 – 33 sc at end of Row
17. Fasten off.
Assembly
Make 12 large squares by sewing 4 small squares together
with E forming a cross at the center of each large square.
Large Square Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing and larger hook, attach D in
any corner; ch 1, [3 sc in corner, sc to next corner] 4 times;
join with a slip st in first sc; TURN.
Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around and 3 sc in center sc
of corner 3-sc group; join; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 4.
Finishing
Sew large squares together in 4 rows of 3 squares.
Border
Rnd 1: With right side facing and larger hook, attach D in
back loop of center sc of any corner; ch 1, [3 sc in corner, sc in back loop of each sc to center sc of next corner] 4
times; join with a slip st in back loop of first sc.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc around
and 3 sc in center sc of corner 3-sc group; join. Fasten off
at end of Rnd 3.
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 1 with E except join in both loops of
first sc at end of rnd.
Rnd 5: With smaller hook, ch 1, working from left to right
and working in both loops, work Reverse Sc in each sc
around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, etc. = color A, B, etc.; ch = chain;
mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the
number of times specified.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Neon Retro Pillow Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern

neonretro1

neonretro2

Skill Level:  Easy
Materials:    5.5mm hook, tapestry needle, 200g assorted DK yarn – black, green, pink, orange, purple & blue
Notes:         Two sided cushion cover for a 16”            square cushion insert.
Measurements:     17” x 17”

 

Pattern – Front.

Using black yarn, ch 4 join with a slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1: ch 2 work 11 dc into centre ring, join with sl st and fasten off yarn.
Rnd 2: Join orange yarn in sp between the dc’s, ch 2, work 1 dc into same sp, work 2 dc into each space to end, join with sl st and fasten off yarn.
Rnd 3: Join green yarn in any space between the double dc’s, ch 2 work 2 dc into same space, work 3 dc into each sp around the circle and join with a slip st, fasten off yarn.
Rnd 4: Join pink yarn in any space between the double dc’s, ch 2 work 3 dc into same space, work 4 dc into each sp around the circle and join with a slip st, fasten off yarn.
Rnd 5: Join purple yarn in any space between the quadruple dc’s, in any space between the double dc’s, ch 2 work 4 dc into same space, work 5 dc into each sp around the circle and join with a sl st, fasten off yarn.
Rnd 6: Join black yarn in any space between the 5dc clusters, ch 2, work 2 dc into same sp, *work 3 dc into centre dc in cluster, work 3 dc into next space between 5 dc’s*, repeat a further two times, ch 3 and work another triple dc into same space (to create corner). *Work 7 triple dc’s along next edge to next corner, ch 3 and work another triple dc into same space*, **rep to end until a full round has been completed, join with a sl st, fasten off yarn.
Rnd 7: work as rnd 6 in purple, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.
Rnd 8: work as rnd 6 in black, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.
Rnd 9: work as rnd 6 in pink, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.
Rnd 10: work as rnd 6 in black, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.
Rnd 11: work as rnd 6 in green, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.
Rnd 12: work as rnd 6 in black, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.
Rnd 13: work as rnd 6 in orange, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.
Rnd 14: work as rnd 6 in black, increasing 1 triple dc cluster each side of the square.

Back Pattern

Back.Ch 50

work 43 rows of HDC in following colour sequence.

Blue x 2, Pink x 3, Orange x1, Purple x1, green x3, Pink x 1, Blue x3, Pink x2, Green x1, Orange x1, Green x1, Pink x2, Purple x2, Green x2, Blue x2, Pink x1, Orange x1, Purple x1, Green x1, Blue x1, Orange x2, Pinkx3, purple x2, pink x1, orange x1, green x2.

To Finish:

Darn all ends in. Sew or crochet (sc) front and back together on 3 sides. Insert cushion and make ties to shut to 4th edge.

This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this in any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog http://www.goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/ Thank you Crochet Conversion Chart US/UK International Yarn Weight Conversion Chart

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Monday, 26 August 2013

Moroccan Tile Afghan & Pillow Cushion Cover

moroccantile

Source - knitting-crochet.com

Brighten the day for a friend who's feeling under the weather with this beautiful afghan and matching pillow. The design was inspired by intricate Moroccan mosaics.

Finished Size: 50" x 69"

MATERIALS:

Worsted Weight Yam:Ecru - 13 ounces, (370 grams, 890 yards) Tan - 12 ounces, (340 grams, 825 yards) Maroon - 6 ounces, (170 grams, 410 yards) Lt Blue - 3 ounces, (90 grams, 205 yards) Blue - 7 ounces, (200 grams, 480 yards)Dk Blue - 6 ounces, (170 grams, 410 yards)

Crochet hook, size J (6.00 mm) or size needed for gauge

Yarn needle

GAUGE: Each Square = 9 ¼"

Gauge Swatch: 5" square Work same as Square through Rnd 5.

STITCH GUIDE

CLUSTER - * YO, insert hook in st indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

DECREASE - Pull up a loop in next 2 sc, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one sc).

SQUARE A (Make 18)

With Maroon, ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 4, dc in ring, ch 2, (dc in ring, ch l, dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with slip st to third ch of  beginning ch-4: 8 sps. Note: Loop a short piece of yam around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as right side.

Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, 5 sc in next ch-2 sp, (3 sc in next ch-1 sp, 5 sc in next ch 2 sp) around; join with slip st to first sc, finish off: 32 sc.

Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Lt Blue with slip st in center sc of any 3-sc group; ch 2, dc in same st, skip next 3 sc, work (Cluster, ch 4, Cluster) in next sc, * skip next 3 sc, work (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in next sc, skip next 3 sc, work (Cluster, ch 4, Cluster) in next sc; repeat from * 2 times more, skip last 3 sc, work Cluster in same st as beginning ch-2, ch 3, skip beginning ch-2 and join with slip st to first dc, finish off: 16 Clusters.

Rnd 4; With right side facing, join Blue with slip st in first st; ch 1, sc in same st and in next Cluster, 5 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 2 Clusters, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, * sc in next 2 Clusters, 5 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next 2 Clusters, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from •*• around; join with slips! to first sc, finish off: 48 sc.

Rnd 5: With right side facing and working in Back Loops' Only, join Dk Blue with slip st in center sc of any 5-sc group; ch 4 (counts as first tr), (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same st, tr in next 11 sc, * (2 tr, ch 2,2 tr)l in next sc, tr in next 11 sc; repeat from * around; join with' slip st to first tr, finish off: 60 tr.

Rnd 6: With right side facing and working in both loops, join Tan with slip st in fourth tr to right of any corner ch-2 sp; * skip next 3 tr, tr in corner ch-2 sp, (ch 1, tr) 7 times in same sp, skip next 3 tr, slip st in next tr, skip next 3 tr, tr in next tr, (ch 1, tr) 5 times in same st, skip next3tr, slip st in next tr; repeat from * around working last slipst in first slip st, finish off: 56 tr. Note: Work next 3 rounds in Back Loops Only.

Rnd 7: With right side facing, join Blue with slip st in center ch of any corner; ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next tr, (2 sc in next ch, sc in next tr) twice, * 1 sc in next ch, skip next 2 tr, sc in next ch and in next tr, (2 sc in next ch, sc in next tr) 3 times, sc in next ch, skip next 2 tr, sc in next ch and in next tr, (2 sc in next ch, sc in next tr) 5 times; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once, (2 sc in next ch, sc in next tr) twice; join with slip st to first sc, finish off: 120 sc.

Rnd 8: With right side facing, join Maroon with slip st in first sc; ch 1, sc in same st and in next 8 sc, * skip next 2 sc, sc in next 10 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 16 sc; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once, sc in last 7 sc; join with slip st to first sc, finish off: 104 sc.

Rnd 9: With right side facing, join Ecru with slip st in first sc; ch 5, dtr in same st and in next sc, * tr in next 2 sc, dc in next 4 sc, skip next sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, skip next sc, dc in next 4 sc, tr in next 2 sc, dtr in next sc, 2 dtr in next sc, dtr in next sc; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once; join with slip st to top of   beginning ch-5: 100 sts.

Rnd 10: Working in both loops, ch 3, (tr, dtr) in same st, (dtr, tr, dc) in next st, dc in next 23 sts, * (dc, tr, dtr) in next st, (dtr, tr, dc) in next st, dc in next 23 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st to top of beginning ch-3, finish off: 116 sts.

SQUARE B SQUARE B (Make 17)

Work same as Square A, working Rnd 6 with Ecru and Rnds 9 and 10 with Tan.

ASSEMBLY

With Ecru and working through inside loops only, whipstitch Squares together, forming 5 vertical strips of 7 Squares each, alternating Square A with Square B and beginning in first dtr and ending in last dtr on each side; whipstitch strips together in same manner, securing seam at each joining.

EDGING   Note: Work in Back Loops Only throughout.

Rnd 1: Rnd 1: With right side facing, skip 2 dtr on any corner and join Lt Blue with slip st in next tr; ch 1, 2 sc in same st, * (sc in each st across to next joining, dc in joining) across to last Square, sc in next 28 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) in next dtr, (dc, hdc, sc) in next dtr *, 2 sc in next tr; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once; join with slip st to first sc changing to Ecru: 736 sts.

Rnd 2: Rnd 2: Ch 3, hdc in same st, * (hdc, sc) in next sc, sc in next sc, decrease, sc in next st, (hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 tr in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, decrease, sc in next sc) across to within 3 sts of next hdc at corner, (sc, hdc) in next sc, (hdc, dc) in next sc, dc in next sc, (dc, tr) in next hdc, tr in next 2 dc, (tr, dc) in next hdc, dc in next sc *, (dc, hdc) in next sc; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once; join with slip st to top of beginning ch-3 changing to Blue: 824 sts.

Rnd 3: Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 4 sts, * (skip next sc, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 tr, sc in next 4 sts) across to within 8 sts of next tr at corner, skip next sc, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 tr *, sc in next 8 sts; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once, sc in last 3 sts; join with slip st to first sc changing to Maroon: 896 sc.

Rnd 4: Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 3 sc, * (skip next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc) across to within 9 sts of next 2-sc group at corner, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc *, sc in next 8 sc; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once, sc in last 4 sc; join with slip st to first sc changing to Tan.

Rnd 5: Rnd 5: Ch 2, * dc in next 2 sc, tr in next 2-sc, dc in next 2 sc, hdc in next sc, (sc in next sc, decrease, sc in next sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, tr in next 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc, hdc in next sc) across to within 4 sts of next 2-sc group at corner, sc in next 2 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, (dc, tr) in next sc, tr in next 2 sc, (tr, dc) in next sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc *, hdc in next sc; repeat from * 2 times more, then repeat from * to * once; join with slip st to top of beginning ch-2, finish off.

MOROCCAN TILE PILLOW

Finished Size: Finished Size: 12" square

Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn:Ecru – 1½ ounces, (40 grams, 105 yards)Tan - 1 ounce, (30 grams, 70 yards)Maroon - 1 ounce, (30 grams, 70 yards)Lt Blue – ½ ounce, (15 grams, 35 yards)Blue - 1 ounce, (30 grams, 70 yards)Dk Blue – ¾ ounce, (20 grams, 50 yards)Crochet hook, size K (6.50 mm) or size needed for gaugeYarn needle

12" purchased pillow form or polyester fiberfill

Note: Note: Entire Pillow is worked holding 2 strands of yarn together.

GAUGE SWATCH: GAUGE SWATCH: 4½" square

Work same as Square through Rnd 3.

SQUARE SQUARE (Make 2)

Work same as Moroccan Tile Square A.

FINISHING

Using crocheted piece for pattern and adding ¼" seam allowance, cut 2 pieces of fabric.

With right sides together, sew seam, leaving an opening for turning. Turn form right side out; insert pillow form or stuff firmly with polyester fiberfill and sew opening closed.

JOINING

With Ecru and working through inside loops only, whip stitch Squares together, inserting pillow form before closing.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Triangle Pillow Wrap–Crochet Pattern

 

trianglewrap

Source - redheart.com

Update your room with a purchased pillow that you cover with this graphic crocheted wrap. We show it in bright spring shades, but this thread is available in many shades so you can find your own perfect color combination.

AUNT LYDIA’S® Classic Crochet Thread, Size 10: 1 ball each 450 Aqua A, 495 Wood Violet B, 422 Golden Yellow C, 275 Coral D

Crochet Hook: 1.65mm [US 7].
18 x 18” pillow form, thread needle

Size: Triangle wrap measures about 15” wide x 36” long (to fit 18 x 18” pillow form)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: One triangle = 2½” from point to point, after blocking. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Click here to go to redheart and download the printable pattern.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Heart Pillow–Crochet Pattern

M5-heart-crochet

Source - Crystal Palace Yarns

Description:  This cute crocheted pillow cover is done in a variation of the Granny Square motif.
This project features our Stitch Red color, Merino 5 in color #1012 "Crimson".

Use the Stitch Red color, Merino 5 in #1012 "Crimson", to support heart health.  Crystal Palace will donate 5% of the sales of this color to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) on behalf of The Heart Truth® and the Stitch Red Project.

Level:  Intermediate

Size:  ~11" x 12"

Materials:

  • 2-50g balls Crystal Palace Merino 5 (shown in color 1012 "Crimson")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook, size G
  • 1/2 yd cotton fabric
  • Polyester fiber fill

Gauge: Abbreviations: ch- chain; dc- double crochet

Stitches:

  • Shell- 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same place
  • V-stitch- dc, ch 1, dc in same place
  • Ch 3 turning chain counts as a double crochet

INSTRUCTIONS
(a few lines were edited and corrected - July 5, 2012.)

1   Ch 7, turn. Dc in 4th ch from hook and ea ch to end – 5 dc.

2   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, skip 1 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc,
skip 1 dc, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

3   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, shell in ch-1 sp, 3 dc in top of ch.

4   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, Ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, shell in
next shell, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

5   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, shell in
next shell, skip 3 dc, V st in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

6   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, shell in next V st, shell in next shell,
shell in next V st, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

7   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, (shell in next shell) 3 times, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

8   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, (shell in next shell) 3 times, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in turning ch.

9   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, (shell in next shell) 3 times, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

10   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, shell in next V st, (shell in next shell) 3 times, shell in next V st, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

11   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, (shell in next shell) 5 times, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

12   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (shell in next shell) 5 times, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in top
of turning ch.

13   Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in base of turning ch, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, (shell in next shell) 5 times, skip 2 dc, V st in next dc, 3 dc in top of turning ch.

14   Ch 3, turn, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, V st in next V st, (shell in next shell) 5 times, V st in next V st, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc, dc in turning ch.

15   Ch 3, turn, V st in next V st, (shell in next shell) twice, dc in center of next shell (this is the center of the heart).

16   Ch 3, turn, (shell in next shell) twice, dc in V st, dc in top of turning ch.

17   Ch 3, turn, sc in center of shell, shell in space between shells, sc in center of
next shell. Fasten off.
Left side of heart:

1   Without turning work, attach yarn with sl st to ch at center of shell in the middle of the heart, ch 3, (shell in next shell) twice, V st in next V st, dc in top of turning ch.

2   Ch 3, turn, dc in V st, (shell I next shell) twice, c in top of turning ch.

3   Turn and sl st to center of shell, shell in space between shells, sc in center of next shell, Ch 3, sl st in turning ch. Fasten off.

Pillow form:  Place one heart on the lining fabric and draw an outline of the heart1” larger than the heart.  Cut two pieces of fabric on the line.  Sew the lining pieces together with a ½” seam allowance, leaving a 5” opening on one side for stuffing.

Trim the seam allowance to within ¼” of stitches, turn inside out and stuff with fiber fill.  Sew up opening.

Joining:  Place similar sides of hearts together, join yarn with sl st thru both pieces about 6” from bottom point, ch 1, sc into the same place, *ch 2, sc into base of 3 dc* all around, matching rows.  When a 6” opening remains, insert pillow form and continue to join.

Edging:  Sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4, 2 dc in same space, *1 trc in next ch-2 space, 2 dc in same space*.
Repeat between * all around.  Join with sl st in first space.

Fasten off.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Cushion & Pillow Covers - Crochet Patterns

Poppies

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Get the crochet pattern on Etsy or at Ravelry.

So Dotty

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'Dotty' cushion cover crochet pattern PDF. A new pattern based around my concept of the grandad square and closely related to the granny square. A richly textured and pretty cushion. The pattern is for a 16" cushion insert.

Get it on Etsy or on Ravelry.

Pink Posy Granny Square Cushion

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Available from Etsy or Ravelry.

Here is a fabulous crochet pattern for a lovely nostagic, folksy style floral pink posy crochet cushion pattern. Would make a great addition to any home and would be a really treasured gift.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Sunroom: Pandora’s Cushion Pillow Tutorial Pattern


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Pandora’s Cushion
Here is my 'Pandora’s Cushion’ cover as first published in Inside Crochet, Issue 13 2011, I am now offering it as an 18 page PDF tutorial.

The variety of patterns, textures and colours can be used as inspiration for a whole range of crochet motifs, and the resulting cushion/pillow cover will help to add beauty and complexity to your freeform designs and your home decor.
My tutorial contains many photos of the cushion from the initial scrumbles through to the final construction of the item. Once you have learned the basics and have created your few scrumbles, you will soon find that your imagination and creativity will rocket and very quickly you will be designing your own gorgeous creations.
This item is a PDF, containing comprehensive notes and photos. There is no shipping cost. Once you have made your purchase you will receive the PDF direct to your paypal email address unless otherwise stated, within 24 hours to allow for differences in international time zones

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sugar 'n Cream - Gingham Pillows Crochet Pattern

 

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Gingham style pillows with both square and rectangular versions for use anywhere in your house.

Source - Sugarncream.com

MEASUREMENTS
Square Pillow: 16 ins [40.5 cm] square.
Rectangle Pillow: Approx 13 x 20 ins [33 x 51 cm].

GAUGE
13 dc and 6 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

MATERIALS
Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g / 2.5 oz; 109 m / 120 yds)
Blue Version
Square Pillow OR Rectangle Pillow
Contrast A
01105 Country Blue
2 balls (200 m/219 yds)
Contrast B
01004 Soft Ecru
2 balls (200 m/219 yds)
Contrast C
00009 Bright Navy
2 balls (115 m/126 yds)
Red Version
Square Pillow OR Rectangle Pillow
Contrast A
00142 Country Pink
2 balls (200 m/219 yds)
Contrast B
01004 Soft Ecru
2 balls (200 m/219 yds)
Contrast C
01530 Country Red
2 balls (115 m/126 yds)
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Square Pillow: 16 ins [40.5 cm] square pillow form.
Rectangle Pillow: 13 x 20 ins [33 x 51 cm] rectangle pillow form.

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Ch(s) = Chain(s).
Dc = Double crochet.
Pat = Pattern.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
RS = Right side.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.

INSTRUCTIONS
Notes
: When joining new color, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st. Draw new color through 2 loops, then proceed in new color.
• Carry color not in use across top of previous row and work sts around it to prevent stranding.

SQUARE PILLOW
Front and Back
(make 2 pieces alike).
With B, ch 59.
**1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in next ch. *With A, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. With B, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. Join A. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 57 dc.
2nd row: With A, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. *With C, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. With A, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Join B. Turn.
3rd row: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. *With A, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. With B, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Join A. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.**
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows for Gingham Pat until work from beg measures approx 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with a 3rd row of pat. Fasten off.
Front Edging: 1st rnd: (RS). Join C with sl st in any corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Pillow Front, having 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first 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 first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
With WS facing each other, sew 3 sides of Pillow Front and Back tog, leaving Front edging free. Insert pillow form. Sew rem side closed.

RECTANGLE PILLOW
Front and Back
(make 2 pieces alike).
With B, ch 47.
Work from ** to ** as for Square Pillow over 45 dc.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows for Gingham Pat until work from beg measures approx 20 ins [51 cm], ending on a 3rd row of pat. Fasten off.
Front Edging: Work as for Square Pillow.

FINISHING
Work as for Square Pillow.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Easy Patio Pillows–Crochet Pattern

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Crochet some patio pillows with this free crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns. Throw them on your wicker chairs and relax in the sun. This easy crochet pattern gives you instructions for a round and square pillow.

Source - Bernat.com

MEASUREMENTS
SQUARE PILLOW
Approx 14 ins [35.5 cm] square.
ROUND PILLOW
Approx 12 ins [30.5 cm] diameter.

MATERIALS
Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz)
SQUARE PILLOW
Main Color (MC)
(White) 3 balls
Contrast A (Green) 2 balls
Contrast B (Orange) 2 balls
Contrast C (Pink) 2 balls
Contrast D (Blue) 2 balls
ROUND PILLOW
Main Color (MC)
(White) 1 ball
Contrast A (Green) 3 balls
Contrast B (Orange) 1 ball
Contrast C (Pink) 1 ball
Contrast D (Blue) 1 ball

Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Pillow form 14 ins [35.5 cm] square and Pillow form 12 ins [30.5 cm] round.

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

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st, then draw new color through rem 2 loops and proceed.

SQUARE PILLOW
FRONT and BACK (make alike)
With MC, ch 51.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch across. 49 sts. Join A. Turn.
2nd row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc across. Join MC. Turn.
3rd row: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each sc across. Join A. Turn.
4th row: As 2nd row. Join B. Turn.
5th row: With B, as 3rd row. Join C. Turn.
6th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join D. Turn.
7th row:With D, as 3rd row. Join C. Turn.
8th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
9th row:With A, as 3rd row. Join MC. Turn.
10th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
11th row: As 9th row.
12th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.
13th row: With C, as 3rd row. Join B. Turn.
14th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join D. Turn.
15th row: With D, as 3rd row. Join B. Turn.
16th row:With B, as 2nd row. Join MC. Turn.
17th row: With MC, as 3rd row. Join A. Turn.
Rep 2nd to 17th rows for Stripe Pat until work from beg measures approx 14 ins [35.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Fasten off.

Edging: With RS facing, join MC with sl st to any corner of Front or Back and work 1 row of sc evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Joining Front and Back: With WS facing each other, pin 3 sides of Front and Back tog. Join MC with sl st at any corner of Front. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each sc along 3 sides of Pillow having 3 sc in corners. Insert pillow form.
Complete rnd of sc. Join with sl st to first 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 first sc. Fasten off.
ROUND PILLOW
FRONT

With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join B with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: With B, ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join MC with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
4th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc. Fasten off.

FLOWER
First Petal: 1st row: Join D with sl st to front loop only of any sc.
**Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. 2 sc in front loops only each of next 3 sc. 8 sc for petal. Turn.
Next 7 rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc of petal. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops – sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next 2 sts) twice. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Fasten off.**

Second Petal: ***Rejoin D with sl st to front loop of next
unworked sc of 4th rnd. Rep from ** to ** once.***

Third to Sixth Petals: Rep from *** to *** 4 times more. 6 petals.
5th rnd: Join A with sl st to rem back loop of any sc of 4th rnd. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in next sc. 2 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
6th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
7th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 2 dc in last sc. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 dc.
8th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
9th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 dc in next sc. 2 dc in last sc. Join C with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 dc.
10th rnd: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
11th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 2 dc in last sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 80 dc.
12th rnd:With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
13th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * to last 3 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of last 2 sc. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 96 dc.
14th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join A with sl st to first sc.
15th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in next sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * to last 4 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of last 3 sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 112 dc.
16th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Fasten off.
Using yarn ends from each petal, sew around outer edges of petals.

BACK
With A, work 15 rnds as given for Front, omitting all references to color changes and Flower.
Next rnd:With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Fasten off.
Place Front and Back with WS facing each other. Join MC with sl st to any sc. Working through both thicknesses, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work in sc around, leaving opening for pillow form.
Insert pillow form. Complete rnd of sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next 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 first sc. Fasten off.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Modern Block Crocheted Pillow Pattern–FreeVintageCrochet

 

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Source - Freevintagecrochet.com

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" FAST HEAVY CROCHET MERCERIZED COTTON, Article 140
4 balls Chocolate.
3 balls Ecru.
1  ball Toltec Yellow.
2  balls Cinnamon or colors of your choice.
Steel crochet hook No. 1.
Kapok or shredded foam rubber for filling.

Work 8 motifs same as bedspread directions.
Join 4 motifs for front and back as illustrated.

GUSSET: With Chocolate ch 16, 1 d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each remaining st of ch, ch 3 to turn all rows.

2nd Row. 1 d c in each d c.

Repeat last row until strip is long enough to go around either section, cut thread leaving a length for sewing.
Sew short ends together.
Sewing through back loop of sts, sew 4 sides of one section to gusset. Sew 3 sides of other section to gusset in same man­ner. Sew zipper along free edge if desired. Fill with kapok or shredded foam rubber and sew opening closed.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Double V-Stitch Baby Blanket–Crochet Pattern




Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 6mm & 5mm hook, 150g Green dk yarn.

Notes: The double V-Stitch pattern can be used for various patterns and items scarves, cowls, shawls etc.
Measurements: 29.5” x 29.5”
Pattern:
Begin using 6mm hook and chain 91 sts.  (15 multiples of 6 +1)
Change to 5mm hook.
Row 1: Now turning work a row of sc all across the chain. This foundation row is optional but I think makes the work neater.
Row 2: Ch 3 to count as first dc, sk 3 sts, *work 2 dc, ch 2, work 2 dc into same st, sk 5sts*, ** repeat to final 3 sts and work a dc in final st.
Row 3: Ch 3,  *work 2 dc, ch 2, work 2 dc into previous V stitch sp*, repeat to final 3 sts and work a dc in final st.
Row 4: Repeat row 3 until desired length is reached or in this case 38 rows.
Here you can fasten off or create a border. I edged the blanket using green yarn and the basic double ‘v-stitch’. I then bordered it in pink and the final round was green sc.


 
 
This pattern is written using US terminology. Please refer to the conversion chart below to make changes for UK crochet.



















Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Double V-Stitch Crochet Pattern

 

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I recently decided to make a double V-stitch blanket, but when I looked for patterns or instructions I found that everything out there resulted in a ruffled un-flattened piece of work. So I experimented a little and came up with a pattern that results in a nice flat piece of work.

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Pattern.

Working with chosen yarn and appropriate hook ch a multiple of 6 +1.

For example 60+1

Row 1: Now turning work a row of sc all across the chain. This foundation row is optional but I think makes the work neater.

Row 2: Ch 3 to count as first dc, sk 3 sts, *work 2 dc, ch 2, work 2 dc into same st, sk 5sts*, ** repeat to final 3 sts and work a dc in final st.

Row 3: Ch 3,  *work 2 dc, ch 2, work 2 dc into previous V stitch sp*, repeat to final 3 sts and work a dc in final st.

Row 4: Repeat row 3 until desired length is reached.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

1 Billion Rising For Justice

 

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ONEBILLION

On 14 February 2013, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

On 14 February 2014*, we are escalating our efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE!

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.  It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.,

RISING

JOIN THE RISING 

Our stories have been buried, denied, erased, altered, and minimized by patriarchal systems that allow impunity to reign. Justice begins when we speak, release, and acknowledge the truth in solidarity and community. ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is an invitation to break free from confinement, obligation, shame, guilt, grief, pain, humiliation, rage, and bondage.

The campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces.

It is a call to bring on revolutionary justice.

Begin to imagine what Rising for Justice looks like for you, your community, your city, your country.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Celestial Crochet Edging

 

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Continuing the theme of crochet edgings I recently came across this one – Celestial by Sandi Marshall.

Source - Crochet.about.com click here.

Starting chain should be a multiple of 4, plus 6. If you aren't familiar with "multiple of" for a starting chain, there's an explanation of it at this link:http://crochet.about.com/od/learnbasics/qt/multiple.htm

Row 1: Dc in 8th ch from hook (counts as first dc and ch 2), * ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 2: (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp; * ch 1, (skip next dc), sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, (skip next dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed; end with sc at end of row. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 3: (Skip 2 dc), dc in ch 3 sp, ch 6, dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 3, (skip 2 dc), sc in sc, * (skip 2 dc), ch 3, (dc, ch 6, dc) in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (skip 2 dc), sc in next sc **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed.

Row 4 (Optional): Version 1 ch 1 to turn, * 3 sc in ch 3 sp, 6 sc in ch 6 sp, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sl st in next sc **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed.

Row 4 (Optional) Version 2 ch 1 to turn, * 3 sc in ch 3 sp, (3 sc, ch 3, sl st in base of ch 3 just made [picot made], 3 sc) in ch 6 sp, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sl st in next sc **. Repeat the directions between * to ** across, as many times as needed.

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Friday, 9 August 2013

Scarlet Summer Breeze Skinny Scarf–Crochet Pattern



Skill Level : Intermediate 
Materials : 5mm hook, 50g dk cotton, tapestry needle  
Notes : This scarf is worked on both sides of the foundation chain resulting in a symmetrical scarf. After first 2 rows the scarf is then worked in the round.  
Measurements: 42” x 3.25” approx.
Pattern :  
Ch140, + 3 to count as first dc & ch 
Row 1: dc into 5 th ch from hook, *ch2, sk 2, dc*, ** rep to end, finish with a dc.
Row 2: ch 3, *5dc in 3 rd st, sl st in 3 rd st, ch 6, sk 5, sl st*, ** rep to last scallop and final sl st, ch 4 sl st into middle ch to turn, ch 4 sl st into 1 st ch on opposite side of foundations chain. 
You will now be working the bottom side of the foundation row so that the scarf becomes symmetrical. 
Row 3 :  ch 3, *5dc in 3 rd st, sl st in 3 rd st, ch 6, sk 5, sl st*, ** rep to last scallop and final sl st, at the end of this row ch 5 and join with a sl st to the beginning ch of the 1 st row.
Now working in a round 
Rnd 1 : *ch 5, sl st  in 3 rd dc of scallop, ch 5 dc into 3 rd & 4 th ch*,** rep to end of first row finishing with a sl st in 3rd dc in scallop, ch 5, sl st into 2 nd ch in 1 st loop, ch 5 sl st into 2 nd ch in 2 nd loop, ch 5 and sl st into centre dc in first scallop on opposite side. Continue in ** to end of this side, complete the rnd by ch 5 and sl st into final dc of final scallop. 
Rnd 2 : *ch 1, sk 1, sc*, ** rep to end of round join with sl st. 
Rnd 3 : Ch 2, turn work over and crochet in opposite direction, *sl st in next st, dc in next st*,** rep to end of rnd 
To finish : Fasten off and darn all ends in.  

This pattern is written using UK British terminology. Please refer to the conversion chart below to make changes for US crochet .
Copyright © 2010 The Sunroom UK. All Rights Reserved
This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this in any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog http://www.goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/
Thank you Crochet Conversion Chart US/UK International Yarn Weight Conversion Chart

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Granny Stripe Edging

 

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Granny stripe edging is so easy to do, once you know how. I won’t reinvent the wheel and write this up. You can find a great photo tutorial over at happyinred blog click here.

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Pineapple Swirl Edging–Crochet Pattern

 

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Source - Craftown.com

This is a very unique and beautiful edging for linens and other crochet items. The intricate pineapple shapes are both pretty and delicate, for a vintage look. Add this edging to any number of clothing or household decor items for an antique or old fashioned appeal. Enjoy!

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Thread, Hook size according to the gauge you desire.

Instructions:

Edging: Ch 29, dc in 4th st from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 sts of ch, sc in next st, repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, skip 3 sts of ch, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, 3 dc in next st of ch, ch 5, turn.

2nd Row: 3 dc, ch 2. 3 dc (shell) in next ch 2 loop, ch 5, skip 1 loop, 1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc in next loop, ch 5, skip 1 loop, shell in next loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

3rd Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, shell in center of next shell, ch 3, skip 1 loop, 14 trc in next loop, ch 3, shell in center of next shell, ch 3, turn.

4th Row: Shell in center of 1sr shell, ch 3, 1 sc in each of the next 14 trc, ch 3, shell in center of next shell, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

5th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, turn.

6th Row: Shell in first shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat form * twice, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

7th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat form * once, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 5, turn.

8th Row: Shell in 1st shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

9th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 4, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 5, turn.

10th Row: Shell in 1st shell, ch 6, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 6, shell in next shell, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn.

11th Row: Dc in next dc, ch 5, skip the ch 3 loop, sc in next loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 1, sc in center of next shell, ch 5, turn.

12th Row: Shell in shell, ch 5, skip 1 loop, 1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc in next loop, ch 5, skip 1 loop, shell in next loop, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of end ch, ch 3, turn. Repeat from 3rd through 12th rows for length desired.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Crochet - Arc Lace Edging

 

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Source -  Moiracrochets

I love this edging and I love this colour of green.

I originally intended to create a crochet cloth with circular pattern similar to Catherine Wheels yet bigger and lacier in effect. To my dismay, my problem-solving skills is not enough to make such pattern come to life.

So instead of a crochet cloth, I used the initial pattern I made for a lace edging. The great thing about this lace edging is that each arc is crocheted one after the other. Therefore, gauge and foundation chain are not very important. I can crochet any number of arcs until I have the length I desire.

This lace edging is perfect as a trim for blankets, afghans, throws, curtains, dresses, etc. to name a few.

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Get the full written pattern click here.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Harmony Bordered Crochet Blanket

The past few days I have been posting free patterns for crochet borders and edgings. I yesterday finished this red ‘Harmony’ crochet blanket and the bordered it in various colours using different stitches. I quite like it and when you see it folded up the border is almost hyperbolic.

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Free Crochet Pattern for a Lacy V’s and Picots Edging

 

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Source:crochet.about.com

This edging was originally designed to accompany the striped lace baby blanket, but you can adapt it to many other projects as well. Please see the baby blanket pattern for materials list, yarn information, abbreviations and design notes.

Round 1: Work 1 round of sc all the way around your project. When you get to the corners, ch 2 to form the corner space. At the end of the round, join the end to the beginning with a sl st.

If you are using this edging on the striped lace baby blanket, you'll start by working 129 evenly spaced sc down the side of the blanket, ch 2, 129 more sc across the foundation chain, ch 2, 129 sc back up the other side of the blanket, ch 2, and 129 sc across the upper edge. Ch 2, join with a sl st to the beg of the round.

If you're working a different project, the number of sc sts will be different.

Round 2: Ch 3, [Skip 1 sc, (v st in next sc, skip next 2 sc.) Repeat sequence inside ()s until you get to the corner.

To Form the Corner: V st in next ch-2 space, ch 2, v st in same corner space.] Repeat instructions inside []s 2 times more.

Last Side: Repeat from [ to ). Then repeat the sequence inside ()s until you get to the corner. v st in ch-2 space, ch 2. Create another v st by using the 1st 3 ch sts you worked at the beginning of the round -- dc in base of the first ch, then ch 1 and join with a sl st to the 3rd ch st in the round. Sl st in center of next v st.

Round 3: Work 1 v st in every v st, all the way around. To form the first v st, ch 4; the 1st 3 chs count as 1 dc, then work 1 more dc to complete the v st. Work all the other v sts as usual.

When you get to the corners, work 1 v st in ch-2 corner space, then continue working a v st in each v st.

At the end of the round, use a sl st to join work to the 3rd sl st from the beginning of the round.

Round 4: In this round, you will work picot sts into each v st.

Work a sl st into the center of the next v st. Sc in same v st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in v st. (Sl st in space between 2 v sts, sc in next v st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same v st.) Repeat the sequence inside the ()s all the way around. When all the v sts have picots, end off.

Round 5: (Optional) In this round, you're going to create an outline between the body of the baby blanket and the edging. There are a couple of different ways you could accomplish this:

I used slip stitches crocheted on the surface to make the sample shown above, but you can do it either way.

Sandi Marshall posted an example of the embroidery chain stitch you could use. Her example shows the stitch being used on a dish towel, but it has many possible uses.

If you'd like to work this part in crochet, work a round of sl st on the surface of the fabric in between the body of the afghan and the edging, at the spot they touch each other.

You'll use a contrasting color; in the sample blanket, I used soft lilac yarn to do this part.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Apple Blossom Edging & Insertion Pattern

 

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Source: Freevintagecrochet.com

MATERIALS:
J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70, Shaded Pinks (No. 15), Shaded Yellows (No. 19) and Bright Nile Green (No. 26-B) … Steel Crochet Hook No. 14.

EDGINGFIRST MOTIFApple Blossom … Starting at center with Pinks, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 1, 25 sc in ring. Sl st in first sc. Now work petals individually as follows:

FIRST PETAL1st row: 2 sc in next 5 sc. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to 7th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Do not turn at end of 7th row.

SECOND PETAL … Sl st in end sc of each row to base of petal. Next row: 2 sc in next 5 sc on center. Ch 1, turn and complete as for First Petal. Make 3 more petals same as Second Petal.

BASE1st rnd: Attach Green on 1st row (between petals), sc in same place, * ch 5, sc between next 2 petals on 1st row. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first sc. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, 4 dc in each loop around. Sl st in first dc. 3rd rnd: Ch 5, * dc in next dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. 4th rnd: Ch 4, * in next sp make 2 tr, ch 3 and 2 tr; tr in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) 3 times; ch 2, tr in next dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in top of ch-4. Break off.

CENTER … With Yellows make a chain 2 inches long. Make 5 loops of this chain to form stamens and sew in place at center of flower.

SECOND MOTIF … Work as for First Motif until 3rd rnd of base is completed. 4th rnd: Ch 4, 2 tr in next sp, ch 1, sl st in any corner sp of First Motif, ch 1, 2 tr in same sp on Second Motif, tr in next dc, and com­plete as for First Motif (no more joinings).
   Make necessary number of motifs, joining each to previous one as Second Motif was joined to First Motif (see illustration), having a free corner on each side of joining.

INSERTIONFIRST MOTIF … Work as for First Motif of Edging.

SECOND MOTIF … Work as for First Motif until 3rd rnd of Base is completed. 4th rnd: Ch 4, in sp make 2 tr, ch 1, sl st in any corner sp on First Motif, ch 1, 2 tr in same sp on Second Motif, tr in next dc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding sp on First Motif, ch 1, dc in next dc on Second Motif, and complete as for First Motif, joining next three ch-2 sps and the following corner sp to corresponding sps of First Motif as before. Make necessary number of motifs, joining each to previous one as Second Motif was joined to First Motif.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Stripy Baby Blanket: The Edging

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Here is a border that could be used on various different types of blankets. It’s been written up by lemonadeandsucrette.com

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Crochet Pattern: Picot and Lace Edging

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Source: Angelalynn.hubpages.com

 

Pattern:

Chain in multiples of twenty-five to desired length, plus ten.

  • Row One: Work one Double Crochet in ninth chain from hook. * Chain two, skip two, Double Crochet in next [third chain from hook]. Repeat from * to end. Chain one and turn [counts as first here and throughout].
  • Row Two: Work one Single Crochet in next eight [doing two Single Crochet in each chain two space and one Single Crochet in each double crochet of previous row]. Chain ten, skip five, Single Crochet in next. * Single Crochet in next seventeen. Chain ten, skip five, Single Crochet in next. Repeat from * to end. One Single Crochet in last nine stitches. Chain one and turn.
  • Row Three: One Single Crochet in next four, chain two, Double Crochet in chain ten space of previous row. Work six more Double Crochet in same space, chain two, seven more Double Crochet in same space, chain two, one Single Crochet in seventh Single Crochet of previous row from hook. Single Crochet in next six. * Chain two, work seven Double Crochet into next chain ten space of previous row, chain two, seven more Double Crochet in same space. Chain two, Skip five, Single Crochet in next seven. Repeat from * to end. One Single Crochet in last five stitches. Chain one and turn.
  • Row Four: One Single Crochet in next three. * Chain two, skip next Single Crochet and Chain two of previous row and work one Double Crochet in next seven. Double Crochet, Chain two, Double Crochet, all in next chain space, One Double Crochet in next seven, chain two, skip chain space and one single crochet of previous row, one single crochet in next five. Repeat from * to end. One Single Crochet in last five. Chain one and turn.
  • Row Five: One Single Crochet in next two. * Chain two, Double crochet in first double crochet of previous row. Chain two, skip one, Double Crochet in next three times. Chain two, Double Crochet in chain space, chain two, double crochet in same chain space. Chain two, skip two, double crochet in next. Chain two, skip one, Double Crochet in next three times. Chain two, skip chain two space and one single crochet of previous row, single crochet in next three. Repeat from * to end. One Single Crochet in last four. Chain one and turn.
  • Row Six: One Single Crochet in next. * Chain two, work a Double Crochet in chain space between first two Double Crochets of previous row. Chain seven, slip stitch into fifth loop of chain from hook, chain one, double crochet into next chain space. Repeat from seven more times, working two of those seven in the fourth space [the peak]. Chain two, skip chain two and one single crochet of previous row, one Single Crochet into next. Repeat from * to end