Sunday, 29 September 2013

Groovy Afghan - Free Crochet Pattern

 

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Source – A Creative Being

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This pattern has been written up my Marinke and looks really great. She says;

A while ago I stumbled across the most amazing vintage crocheted afghan on Etsy and I knew I had to make one just like it!

Because I couldn’t find a pattern anywhere I sat down and figured out the pattern myself :)

Why not hop on over to her blog at A Creative Being she has lots of other patterns and tutorials that I’m sure you’ll like.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Rainy Day Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern

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Project Number: LW2243

Designed By: Mary Ann Frits

Skill Level: Easy

Category: Crochet

Project Type: Throws / Afghans

Supplies:

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 656 Real Teal A and 530 Orchid B.

RED HEART® “Stripes”: 4 balls 944 Breezy Stripe C, 3 balls 940 Passion Stripe D.

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

Size: Throw measures 45” x 54”.

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 1 ripple = 4” measured from top of one ripple to top of next ripple. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Download the pattern from Redheart here.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Happy Halloween Bunting Crochet Pattern

Happy Halloween Bunting Crochet

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Happy Halloween Bunting – Crochet Pattern.

Materials.

20-25g Bight Orange DK - MC

10g Black DK - CC

Scrap Black material

5mm & 6mm hook, darning needle, fabric glue

Here my bunting is made up of 11 different happy pumpkins and measures approx 8ft. You can use more or less crocheted pumpkins depending on the size required.

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Stitches: This sc & double SC throughout – US dc & double dc, sl st.

Pumpkin Pattern:

Using 5mm hook - chain 3, sl st, join circle.

Row 1: ch 1 sc x 5 into the circle, sl st

Row 2: ch 1, dbsc x 12, sl st

Row 3: ch 1, *dbsc 1, sc 1,* rep to end, sl st

Row 4: ch 1, sc into all stitches to end, sl st

Row 5: ch 1, *dbsc 1, sc 1,* rep to end, sl st

Row 6: ch 1 sc into all stitches to end, sl st, break yarn off and join in CC

Row 7: ch 1 sc into all stitches to end sl st, break yarn.

Sew all ends in as you go along.

Make the desired amount of pumpkins. Then block if required. Next choose the type of faces for your pumpkins, mine are happy but you could make scary ones. Cut the scrap fabric to make faces and then glue to the pumpkins. Leave overnight to dry completely.

Using 6mm hook

Here I used chunky black wool but you can double up (2 strands) DK wool.

Row 1: *chain 20 sts, join 1st pumpkin by doing 3 sc sts into three spaces at the top of your pumpkin’, repeat this until final stitch and chain once more.

Row 2: Turn and sc into 2nd stitch and right across. Break yarn off and sew in all ends.

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Monday, 23 September 2013

Mod Log Cabin Throw Redheart Free Crochet Pattern

 

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This crochet throw design is reminiscent of popular log cabin quilts. Presented here in a cool palette of colors, it is perfect for relaxing on a sofa or to have ready for extra warmth at the foot of your bed.

Click here to download printable instructions from redheart.com

What you will need.

Throw measures 44 x 58” (112 x 147.5 cm)

RED HEART® Super Saver: 1 skein each of 358 Lavender A, 886 Blue
B, 512 Turqua C, 505 Aruba Sea D, 3950 Charcoal E, 885 Delft Blue F,
387 Soft Navy G, 656 Real Teal H, 668 Honeydew I, and 661 Frosty
Green J.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks:
6mm [US J-10] and 5.5mm [US I-9] (for final border round only)
Yarn needle
GAUGE: 15 sts (8 sc and 7 ch-1 spaces) = 4” (10 cm); 14 rows =
4” (10 cm); One square measures about 12½ x 13½” (32 x 34.5 cm).
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Petit Peony Crochet Blanket

Petit’ Peony Granny Blanket

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The blanket is available in my Etsy store click here.

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Peonies have long been touted as some of the most beautiful flowers on earth. They were practically revered by the ancient Chinese and were a favourite in Victorian English gardens. They’re still one of the most preferred specimens for floral arrangements because of their colour and their delicate petals and scent.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Carousel Granny Square Crochet Blanket

Here is my latest blanket – I was unsure what to call it festival, carnival and then decided on carousel? Its so bright, cheery and happy. Its made up of 100 different coloured granny squares and bordered with five rounds of granny cluster stitch rows.

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As you can see this was a crochet each granny square together as you go. There are lots of tutorials available if you want to try this. Although it is aesthetically a nice technique I can’t actually say it is any quicker then sewing together or crocheting together once all the squares are complete.

Good crochet as you go tutorials can be found at andamento and Make My Day Creative, my favourite.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Ripple Afghan & Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

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Source - freevintagecrochet.com

Approximate Size 50 inches by 72 inches

"Boye" Crochet Hook, Size 3 (F).

GAUGE: 9 sts = 2 inches

DIRECTIONS FOR AFGHAN
Row 1—With K, ch 304. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, skip next ch, * sc in each of next 10 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of next 10 chs, skip next 2 chs; rpt from * 12 times, at end of last rpt skip only 1 ch then work 1 sc in each of last 2 chs, fasten off. Row 2—Turn, always work­ing in back loop of sts, with K, work 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, skip next sc, * sc in each of next 10 sc, 3 sc in next sc (point), sc in each of next 10 sc, skip next 2 sc; rpt from * 12 times, at end of last rpt skip only 1 sc then work 1 sc in each of last 2 sc, fasten off. Rpt row 2 for pattern using colors as follows: 2 rows each of J, I, H, G, F, E; * 1 row each of A, B, C, D; 2 rows each of Black, K, J, I, H, G, F, E; rpt from * twice. † Work 4 rows each of K, J, I, H, G, F then 2 rows of E; rpt from † 3 times. Work 2 rows each of K, J, I, H, G, F, E; ** 1 row each of A, B, C, D; 2 rows each of Black, K, J, I, H, G, F, E; rpt from ** twice at end of last rpt omit 2 rows of E.

DIRECTIONS FOR PILLOW
With A, ch 389, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 5 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of 6 chs, * skip 2 chs, sc in each of 6 chs, 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of 6 chs; rpt from * across, join (with sl st) in first sc, fasten off. Rnd 2—Turn, always work in back loop of sts, with B loop on hook, skip joined st and next sc, * sc in each of next 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc (Point), sc in each of next 6 sc, skip next 2 sc; rpt from * around, join in back loop of first sc, fasten off. Rpt rnd 2 for pattern using colors as follows: 1 rnd each of C, D; 2 rnds each of Black, K, J, I, H, G, F, E; 1 rnd each of A, B, C, D; 2 rnds each of Black, K, J, I, H, G, F, E; 1 rnd each of A, B, C, D; 2 rnds each of Black, K, J, I, H, G.

CENTER—With G, ch 4, join into ring, work 8 sc in ring, work a loop st in next st as follows: insert hook in next st, wind yarn 3 times around end of left forefinger, insert hook under loops on finger, with middle finger of right hand hold down all loops now on hook, free left fore­finger, yo and thru all but last loop on hook, yo and thru last 2 loops on hook (loop st made), work a loop st in each of next 7 sts; 2 sc in each of 8 loop sts; a loop st in each of 16 sts; 2 sc in each of 16 loop sts; work 32 loop sts, fasten off. With H, * sc in each of 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rpt from * around (40 sts) ; work 40 loop sts; † sc in each of 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rpt from † 7 times; work 48 loop sts, fasten off. With I, ** sc in each of 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rpt from ** around (56 sts). Work 56 loop sts, fasten off. Work another Center only use colors B, C, D.

FINISHING—With double yarn, catch each of 26 points together and draw to a 3 inch opening. Insert suitable pillow form and draw opposite points together in same way. Sew Centers over openings.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Flower Granny Square

This is a pattern for a basic flower granny square and can be made to either a 5” square or a 6” square. There are numerous variations on this flower square and I will document them at a later date.

With appropriate yarn and recommended hook ch 5 join with a sl st to form a loop.

Rnd 1:Ch 2 to count as first dc then work a further 11 dc into the loop, join with a sl st (12 sts)

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Rnd 2: Next ch 2, to count as 1st dc and work 2 dc into spaces between each dc in previous rnd. Join with sl st (24 sts)


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Rnd 3: ch 2 , to count as 1st dc and work 2 dc into same space, work 3 dc into every 2nd dc space. Join with sl st. (36 sts)


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Note: Darn ends in as you go.

Rnd 4: Join contrasting colour and ch 2 to count as 1st dc work 2 dc into 1st space, *sk 3 sts, work another 3 dc into next space, sk 3 sts, work 3 dc into next space ch 2 and work another 3 dc into same space (forming a corner)*, **rep until rnd is complete.

Fasten off for a 5” square or complete another rnd for a 6” square

 
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Here my flowers made into an afghan blanket.

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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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Campus Unisex Scarf–Free Crochet Pattern

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Materials: 6.5mm hook, 150g various colours of DK yarn. I used 7 different colours –pale green, apple green, pale blue, bright blue, turquoise, red & orange.

Measurements: 7” x 74” approx.
Skill Level: easy
Pattern:
Chain 175 sts or to desired length.

Work 24 rows changing colour for every row. All rows ch 1 and work sc into all sts to end, turn, change colour and repeat.

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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Friday, 13 September 2013

Cathedral Window Pot Holder–Crochet Pattern

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Source - bestfreecrochet.com

While most needlework originated out of necessity, it flourishes out of a need to create something beautiful and a need to share that beauty with loved ones.

Judging by the great condition of many vintage potholders, I don’t think they were used in cooking that much.  Working them with crochet cotton thread makes them rather unsafe in protecting your hands from hot pans.  If you want to actually use these vintage potholder designs in cooking I highly suggest lining the inside with a store bought potholder or layers of cotton quilt batting.  Another good idea would be to set hot pans on the backside of your potholder to protect the front from scorch marks.  I have seen a few old potholders that have a cotton backing added to them that shows signs of scorching.  The front of the potholder is like new but the back shows all the ware and tear from use.

Cathedral Window Potholder

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Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

This pattern is courtesy of Marie Armatys. It was inspired by her Grandma’s Potholder.

Skill: Intermediate / Easy
Size: About 6 ½ inches diameter.
Materials: Size 10 Crochet Thread: Multicolor & Black.
Crochet Hook: Steel No. 4 (2.00 mm).

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

SIDES (Make 2)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Black, ch 6; join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 16 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (17 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, (2 dc in next dc) around; join. (34 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip next dc, (dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) around; join. (17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Multicolor with sl st to any dc of Rnd 3, ch 3, dc in same st as joining, ch 1, (2 dc in next dc, ch 1) around; join. (2 x 17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) around; join. (3 x 17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1) around; join. (4 x 17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1) around; join. (5 x 17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1) around; join. (6 x 17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1) around; join. (7 x 17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1) around; join. (8 x 17 dc, 17 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, * sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Assembly
Rnd 1: With right side facing (wrong sides together), matching shaping and working through both thicknesses, join Black with sc to ch-1 sp between sc and first dc, (sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp (Rnd 11), working in ch-1 sps towards center, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 7 times, sc in next ch-1 sp (Rnd 3), turn and working up the same ch-1 sps, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, sc in next ch-1 sp (Rnd 11), * sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp (Rnd 11), working in ch-1 sps towards center, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 7 times, sc in next ch-1 sp (Rnd 3), turn and working up the same ch-1 sps, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, sc in next ch-1 sp (Rnd 11); rep from * around, sc in next sc; join with sl st to first sc.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Flower Path Throw Crochet Pattern

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This wonderful throw takes the crocheted granny square throw to a new dimension! The squares feature puff stitches in the corners of the last round, so that when squares are joined there is a flower where the corners meet.

Source - Redheart.com

Project Number:LW3589

Designed By:Terry Day

Skill Level:Easy

Category: Crochet

Project Type: Throws / Afghans

Supplies:

RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein of 1805 BluebellA; 2 skeins of 1814 True Blue B; and 3 skeins of 1601 Lettuce C

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.00 mm [US H-8]

Yarn Needle

Size:

Throw measures: 41” x 54” (104 x 137 cm)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: Square motif = 6½” (16.5 cm) across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge given.

Click here to get the pattern.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Butterfly Shawl Crochet Pattern

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Source - Lionbrand.com

Butterfly Shawl
Lion Brand® Imagine - Bonbons

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

The Shawl is made by crocheting lengths of A and B together using colors from C yarn pack.

Colors for C yarns
Dark Purple (D)
Magenta (E)

SHAWL
Cut A into 4 lengths - one each 80, 70, 55 and 45 in. (203, 178, 140 and 114 cm) long.
Cut B into 3 lengths - 75, 65 and 50 in. (191, 165 and 127 cm) long.
Tie a double knot on each cut end of each length as follows - tie a tight knot (we tied our knots close to the center of the cut end), wrap yarn from the cut edge over the knot and knot again.
Joining
Note:
You will be crocheting back and forth between lengths of A and B to join the pieces.
Center longest length of B next to longest length of A. Join D with a sl st in B length, about 2 in. (5 cm) from knot. Ch 2, sl st into A length about 5 in. (13 cm) from knot, *ch 2, sl st in B length about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from previous sl st on B, ch 2, sl st into A length about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from previous sl st on A; rep from * across until you are about 2 in. (5 cm) from knot on B length and 5 in. (13 cm) from knot on A length, fasten off - 2 lengths joined.
Center 70 in. (178 cm) A length below B length that you just joined. With E, join A length to B length beg about 2 in. (5 cm) from knot on 70 in. (178 cm) A length and 5 in. (13 cm) from knot on B length.
Continue in this same way to join remaining lengths in the following order:
With D, join 65 in. (165 cm) B length
With E, join 55 in. (140 cm) A length
With D, join 50 in. (127 cm) B length
With E, join 45 in. (114 cm) A length

FINISHING
Thread blunt needle with a doubled strand of E.
Draw strand through center of last joined A length, then through center of 55 in. (140 cm) A length. Draw ends of strand together to gather Shawl. Knot ends of strand.
Weave in ends.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Cloche Hat & Mittens Crochet Pattern

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Easy hat and mittens are a great cold-weather project and perfect for gifts. Sized to fit average lady. Shown in Patons Shetland Chunky 3607 Harvest Varg., using 5.5 mm (US I or 9) and 6 mm (US J or 10) crochet hook.

Click here to get the free pattern from Patons.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Little Boy Blue Blanket–Crochet Pattern

 

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Source - lionbrand.com

Lion Brand® Heartland

GAUGE:

11 dc + 6 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).
Center Granny Square = about 8 x 8 in. (20.5 x 20.5 cm).

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

dc2tog (dc 2 sts 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 - 1 st decreased.
sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:

1. Blanket is worked from the center out beg with Center Granny Square. Two V-Shaped Segments are worked over 2 side edges of Center Granny Square, then Corner Triangles are worked across the top edges of the V-Shaped Segments completing the center rectangle.
2. Borders are worked around the entire outer edge of the center rectangle.
3. See Diagram for arrangement of Granny Square, V-Shaped Segments, Corner Triangles, and Borders.
4. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

LB Template

BLANKET
CENTER GRANNY SQUARE

With A, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, 2 dc in ring; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 12 dc (four 3-dc groups) and 4 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 7 (counts as dc, ch 4 in this rnd and in all following rnds), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), dc in next 3 dc; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-2 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 28 dc (four 7-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnds 3-5: Sl st in first ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 76 dc (four 19-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 5.
Fasten off.
Rnd 6: From RS, join B with sl st in any ch-4 sp, ch 7, 2 dc in same ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp, *(2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in first ch-4 sp again; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 92 dc (four 23-dc groups) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.

V-SHAPED SEGMENT
Notes

1. Each V-Shaped Segment is worked back and forth in rows over 2 side edges of the Center Granny Square.
2. All rows are worked from the RS. Cut yarn at the end of each row then rejoin it in indicated st to beg next row.
Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp.
Fasten off.
Rows 2-4: From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each dc to 3 sts before next corner ch-4 sp, dc2tog; leave last st unworked. Fasten off.
Rep V-Shaped Segment over remaining 2 side edges of Center Granny Square.

FIRST CORNER TRIANGLE
Row 1 (RS):
From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of last row of one V-Shaped Segment, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to 2 sts before corner ch-4 sp, dc2tog - 22 dc. Fasten off.
Row 2: From RS, join C with sl st in 2nd st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 2 sts of previous row, dc2tog - 19 dc.
Fasten off.
Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 five times - 4 dc at the end of Row 7.
Do not fasten off at the end of Row 7.
Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc3tog. Fasten off.

SECOND CORNER TRIANGLE
Row 1 (RS):
From RS, join C with sl st in first dc following ch-4 sp at end of First Corner Triangle, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 sts of V-Shaped Segment, dc2tog; leave last st unworked - 22 dc. Fasten off.
Row 2: From RS, join C with sl st in first st of previous row, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 sts of previous row, dc2tog; leave last st unworked - 19 dc. Fasten off.
Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 five times - 4 dc at the end of Row 7.
Do not fasten off at the end of Row 7.
Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc3tog. Fasten off.
Rep First and Second Corner Triangle over remaining V-Shaped Segment. Do not fasten off after completing Second Corner Triangle.

Edging Rnd: Turn piece to RS and rotate to work across long edge. Ch 1, *work 23 sc evenly spaced across side edge to Center Square, sc in st before ch-4 sp, 2 sc in ch-4 sp, sc in next st after ch-4 sp, then work 23 sc evenly spaced across remaining edge to next corner, ch 3 for corner, work 16 sc evenly spaced across next side edge to ch-4 sp, 2 sc in ch-4 sp, work 16 sc evenly spaced across remaining edge to next corner, ch 3 for corner; rep from * once more; join with sl st in first sc - 168 sc (50 sc across each long edge and 34 sc across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-3 sps. Fasten off.

FIRST BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join D in first sc following any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, *dc in each sc to next corner ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp; rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 184 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, *dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each dc to end of rnd; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 200 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2 - 216 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.

SECOND BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join E with sc in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp to work across one long side edge, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to last st before corner ch-4 sp, sk last st, ***(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, sc in next st, **ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from ** to next corner ch-4 sp; rep from *** 2 more times, (sc, ch 4, sc) in last corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 70 ch-3 sps (20 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 15 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: From RS, join F with sl st in first ch-3 sp following any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *3 dc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp, (3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) in corner ch-4 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: From RS, join E with sc in first sp between 3-dc groups following any corner ch-4 sp, *(ch 3, sc in next sp between 3-dc groups) to corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc - 78 ch-3 sps (22 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 17 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.
Rnds 4 and 5:Rep Rnds 2 and 3 - 86 ch-3 sps (24 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 19 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 5.

THIRD BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join B with sc in any ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same ch-3 sp, 3 sc in each ch-3 sp around, working (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in each corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 274 sc and 4 corner ch-4 sps.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 3, dc in each sc around, working (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in each corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 306 dc and 4 corner ch-4 sps at the end of Rnd 3. Fasten off.

FOURTH BORDER
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS join A with sc in first dc following any corner ch-4 sp to work across one long side edge, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts before corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, ***(sc, ch 4, sc) in corner ch-4 sp, sc in next st, **ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from ** to last 2 sts before next corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from *** 2 more times, (sc, ch 4, sc) in last corner ch-4 sp; join with sl st in first sc - 102 ch-3 sps (28 ch-3 sps across each long edge and 23 ch-3 sps across each short edge) and 4 corner ch-4 sps. Fasten off.
Work Rnds 2-4 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with D, A, and D.

FIFTH BORDER
Work Rnds 3-5 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with F, E, and F.

SIXTH BORDER
Work Rnds 2 and 3 of Second Border, working 1 rnd each with D and A.

SEVENTH BORDER
Note:
Corner blocks are worked as part of the border. Work over C with new color.
Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sc in any ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same ch-3 sp; *with C, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp; change to B and working over C, work (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in corner ch-4 sp, change to C, fasten off B. With C, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to next corner ch-4 sp; change to D and working over C, work (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in corner ch-4 sp; change to C, fasten off D. With C; rep from * once more, work 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2-4: With C, ch 3, *dc in each st to next B-colored section; change to B and working over C, dc in each st to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each st to next C-colored section; change to C, fasten off B. With C, dc in each st to next D-colored section; change to D and working over C, dc in each st to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp, dc in each st to next C-colored section, change to C, fasten off D. With C; rep from * once more, dc in each st to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st and ch around, changing color to match color of sts in previous rnd. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. If you wish to block your Blanket, lay Blanket onto a flat, waterproof surface. Lay a damp towel on finished Blanket for 30 minutes. Remove towel and allow Blanket to air dry.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Striped Pillow Duo Crochet Pattern

duopillow

Crocheted accent pillows are the perfect room dressing! This pair features stripes of bright colors on a neutral gray background. Nice thing about making your own, you can choose the colors that you love to live with!

Source - redheart.com

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 400 Grey Heather A, 512 Turqua B, 656 Real Teal C, 321 Gold D, 336 Warm Brown E, and 886 Blue F

NOTE One skein of each color will make both pillows.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.00 mm [U.S. Size J-10]

Two 16” (40.6 cm) pillow form
Four 17” (43 cm) squares of dark grey felt for lining
Sewing needle and matching sewing thread

Size:

Pillows measure 16” x 16” (40.6 x 40.6 cm)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGES: Rounds 1-5 = 5¼” (13.3 cm) square.CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

Download pattern here.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Satin - Daisy Chain Poncho and Bag Crochet Pattern

 

daisychain

Skill Level
Easy

Bright, bold floral motifs stand out in this matching poncho and bag pattern. Shown in Bernat Satin.

Source - Bernat.com

SIZES
Poncho: To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Extra-Large
28 - 42 ins [71 - 106.5 cm]
2 Extra-Large/5 Extra-Large
44 - 62 " [112 - 157.5"]
Bag: Approx 11½ ins [29 cm] wide and 12 ins [30.5 cm] high (excluding handles).

GAUGE
14 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].
One Motif = approx 4 ins [10 cm].

MATERIALS
Bernat® Satin (100 g/3.5 oz)
Sizes XS/XL (2XL/5XL)
Poncho
Main Color (MC) (Orange) 2-2 balls
Contrast A (Yellow) 1-1 ball
Contrast B (Aqua) 1-1 ball
Bag
Main Color (MC) (Orange) 1 ball
Contrast A (Yellow) 1 ball
Contrast B (Aqua) 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pair of Handles 6 ins [15 cm] wide and ½ yd [0.5 m] of lining fabric for Bag.

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx = Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Ch = Chain.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Dc = Double crochet.
Hdc = Half double crochet.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
RS = Right side.
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp = Space.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.
Yoh = Yarn over hook.

INSTRUCTIONS
Motif I
With MC, ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 12 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc. Break MC.
2nd rnd: Join A with sl st to any sc. *Ch 7. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 hdc in each of last 2 ch. ** Sl st in each of next 2 sc. Rep from *
4 times more, then from * to ** once. Sl st in last sc. Fasten off.

Motif II
Work as for Motif I substituting B for A.

Poncho
The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).

First Strip (Daisies)
Make Motif I.
Make Motif II, joining to Motif I as follows:
2nd rnd: Join B with sl st to any sc. *Ch 7. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 hdc in each of last 2 ch.** Sl st in each of next 2 sc.* Rep from * to * twice more. (Ch 7. Sl st in point of adjoining petal of Motif I. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 hdc in each of last 2 ch. Sl st in each of next 2 sc) twice. Rep from * to ** once. Sl st in last sc. Fasten off.
Cont working Motifs I and II, joining as above until there are 14 (16) Motifs in total. Join last Motif II to first Motif I in same manner to form a ring.

Second Strip
1st rnd: With RS facing, join MC with sl st in point of top petal of First Motif A in First Strip. *Ch 12. Sl st in point of top petal of next Motif. Rep from * around, ending with ch 12. Join with sl st to first sl st.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 12 ch. 1 dc in next sl st.
Rep from * around, ending with sl st in top of ch 3. 182 (208) dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *(Yoh and draw up a loop in next dc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – dc2tog made. 1 dc in each of next 5 (6) dc. Rep from * to last 6 (7) dc. Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of last 4 (5) dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off. 156 (182) dc.

Third Strip (Daisies)
Make Motif I, joining tip of petal with sl st to joining sp at end of 3rd rnd of Second Strip.
*Make Motif II, joining 2 side petals to Motif I as before, then miss next 12 dc of Second Strip and join tip of bottom petal with sl st to next dc.*
Rep from * to * alternating Motifs I and II until there are 12 (14) Motifs in total.
Join last Motif II to first Motif I in same manner to form a ring.

Fourth Strip (Top Edge)
1st rnd: With RS facing, join MC with sl st in point of top petal of First Motif I in Third Strip. *Ch 10. Sl st in point of top petal of next Motif. Rep from * around, ending with ch 10. Join with sl st to first sl st.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 10 ch. 1 dc in next sl st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in top of ch 3. 132 (154) dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 2 (1) dc. Rep from * to last 3 (0) dc. (Dc2tog) 1 (0) time. 1 dc in each of last 1 (0) dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 99 (103) dc. Fasten off.

Bottom Edging
1st rnd: With RS facing, join MC with sl st in point of bottom petal of First Motif I in First Strip. *Ch 12. Sl st in point of bottom petal of next Motif. Rep from * around, ending with ch 12. Join with sl st to first sl st.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 12 ch. 1 dc in next sl st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in top of ch 3. 182 (208) dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Bag

First Strip (Daisies)
Make Motif I.
Make Motif II, joining to Motif I as follows:
2nd rnd: Join B with sl st to any sc. *Ch 7. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 hdc in each of last 2 ch.** Sl st in each of next 2 sc.* Rep from * to * twice more. (Ch 7. Sl st in point of adjoining petal of Motif I. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 hdc in each of last 2 ch. Sl st in each of next 2 sc) twice. Rep from * to ** once. Sl st in last sc. Fasten off.
Cont working Motifs I and II, joining as above until there are 6 Motifs in total. Join last Motif II to first Motif I in same manner to form a ring.

Second Strip (Daisies)
Work as for First Strip, beg with Motif B and joining tips of bottom petals to tips of top petals of First Strip.

Bottom Edging
1st rnd: With RS facing, join MC with sl st in point of bottom petal of First Motif I in First Strip. *Ch 14. Sl st in point of bottom petal of next Motif. Rep from * around, ending with ch 14. Join with sl st to first sl st.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 14 ch. 1 dc in next sl st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in top of ch 3. 90 dc.
3rd and 4th rnds: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off. Place RS tog along bottom edge and work 1 row of sc through both thicknesses of last rnd to join bottom seam.

Top Edging
1st rnd: With RS facing, join MC with sl st in point of top petal of First Motif II in First Strip. *Ch 12. Sl st in point of bottom petal of next Motif.
Rep from * around, ending with ch 12. Join with sl st to first sl st.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each of next 12 ch. 1 dc in next sl st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in top of ch 3. 78 dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Dc2tog. 1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 dc. Fasten off.

Divide for Handles: Next row: With RS facing, join MC with sl st to 5th st before joining sl st of last rnd. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 35 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc across.
Rep last row once more. Fasten off.
With RS facing, join MC with sl st to next st and work 3 rows as for first side.

FINISHING: Cut lining fabric 13 x 24 ins [33 x 61 cm]. With WS tog sew side seams using French seam, so that finished seams are on WS of lining. Press top hem to WS and sew in position.
Place lining inside Bag so RS of fabric shows behind Motifs.
Sew top edge of lining to Bag below handle extensions, pleating lining to fit. Tack bottom fold of lining to WS of bottom seam of Bag.
Fold handle extensions through handles. Sew in position.
French Seam
With WS tog stitch a seam ⅜ inch [1 cm] wide. Trim this seam to ⅛ inch [3 mm] and press to one side. Fold fabric with RS tog along seam line and press. Stitch a seam¼ inch [6 mm] from fold.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Handicrafter Cotton - Striped Drawstring Tote Crochet Pattern

tote

This adorable tote is easy enough for beginners and looks great. Shown in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton.

Source - bernat.com

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 7 ins [18 cm] wide and 11½ ins [29 cm] high.

MATERIALS
Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton
(50 g/1.75 oz)
Main color (MC) (Blue) 2 balls
Contrast A (Green) 1 ball
Contrast B (Orange) 1 ball
Contrast C (Pink) 1 ball
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

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.

BASE
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. 3 dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 18 dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 27 dc.
4th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 54 dc.
5th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 68 dc.
6th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 2 dc. 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 82 dc. Fasten off.

BODY OF BAG
With MC, ch 33.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc).
1 dc in each ch across. 31 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 B. Turn.
7th row: As 5th row.
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 C. Turn.
15th row: As 13th row.
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 22 ins [56 cm], ending on a 16th row of pat. Fasten off. Sew first row and last row tog for center back seam. (Stripes are vertical)

Top Edging: 1st rnd:With RS facing, join MC with sl st to center back seam and work 72 sc evenly around top edge.
Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: (eyelet rnd). Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * to last st. Ch 1. Miss last st. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each st or ch-1 sp around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
4th rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Pin Body of Bag to Base. With RS facing, join MC with sl st at center back seam. Work 1 row of sc evenly around to join Body of Bag to Base. 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 st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Straps: (make 2) With MC, ch 72.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. 71 sc. Turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Do not turn.
5th row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Edging: With RS facing, join MC with sl st to last rem loop of foundation ch. Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each rem loop across. Fasten off.
Drawstring: With MC, make a chain 42 ins [107 cm] long.
Turn ch sideways and sl st in each ‘bump’ at side of chain. Fasten off.
Weave drawstring through eyelet rnd at top of Bag having ends meet at center front. Knot ends.

APPLIQUE FLOWER
With color 1, 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 with sl st to first sc. 12 sc. Fasten off.
First Petal: 1st row: Join color 2 with sl st to front loop only of any sc. *Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. 2 sc in front loop only of next sc. 4 sc for petal. Turn.
Next 3 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 on hook – sc2tog made) twice. Fasten off.*
Second Petal: **Rejoin color 2 with sl st to front loop of next unworked sc of 2nd rnd. Rep from * to * once.**
Third to Sixth Petals: Rep from ** to ** 4 times more. 6 petals.

Flower A (make 1)
Follow instructions for Applique Flower using MC for color 1 and A for color 2.

Flower B (make 1)
Follow instructions for Applique Flower using C for color 1 and B for color 2.

Flower C (make 1)
Follow instructions for Applique Flower using A for color 1 and MC for color 2.

Flower D (make 1)
Follow instructions for Applique Flower using B for color 1 and C for color 2.

FINISHING
Sew ends of straps on either side of back seam at top of bag, under Top Edging. Sew other ends of straps 3 ins [7.5 cm] on either side of back seam at base.
Pin Applique Flowers randomly on Bag, as shown in picture, and sew in position.