Thursday, 28 November 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: 4-Square Granny Afghan

 

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Source Lionbrand.com

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Small Square = 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (24 x 24 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

NOTES:

1. Four identical Small Squares are crocheted, then sewed together to make center square of Afghan. Outer portion of Afghan is worked around the center square.
2. To keep the Afghan square, join new color in a different corner on each rnd.
3. Beginning ch 3 counts as a dc.
4. Beginning ch 4 counts as dc, ch-1.

AFGHAN
Small Square (make 4)

With A, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. 

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp (beg corner made), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: With B, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 5: With C, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1,(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Fasten off.
Rnds 6 and 7: With D, rep Rnds 4 and 5. Fasten off. Sew squares together in pairs, sew pairs together to make Center Square.

Outer Portion of Afghan
Color Sequence For Outer Portion of Afghan

Work 2 rnds each with E, A, B, C, D.

Rnd 1: Join E with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp of Center Square. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to joined ch-2 sps between Small Squares, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 2 times, (3 dc in next ch-1, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * twice more, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to joined ch-2 sps between Small Squares, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 2 times, (3 dc in next ch-1, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 2: With E, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnds 4-20: Changing color following Color Sequence as established, rep Rnds 2 and 3 until entire Color Sequence has been worked twice.
Rnds 21 and 22: With E, rep Rnds 2 and 3.
Rnds 23 and 24: With A, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Granny Square Purse Bag Crochet Pattern

 

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We show this easy-to-crochet purse in two equally stunning versions. The first is just two colors, while the second uses four bright colors set off by a dark navy.

Click here to download pattern from redheart.com

Project Number:
LW3847

Designed By:

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Accessories

Supplies:

Bag #1:
RED HEART® Gumdrop®: 2 balls of 620 Cherry A
RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball of 2515 Turquoise E

Bag #2:
RED HEART® Gumdrop®: 1 ball each of 620 CherryA, 202 Lemon B, 625 Apple C, and 750 Grape D
RED HEART® Soft®: 2 balls 4604 Navy F

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4.25 mm [US G-6]

Yarn needle, ½ yd (46 cm) black cotton fabric. Sewing needle and black sewing thread.

Size:

Finished Size 13” x 13” (33 x 33 cm) without handles

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: Square = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm).CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Kaleidoscope Throw Crochet Pattern

This beautiful crochet throw reminds us of the patterns that you see in a kaleidoscope! We’ve used three skeins for the background and one skein each of the bright colors used in the motifs. Follow our colors or improvise for your own unique throw.

kaliedascope

From - redheart.com

Project Number:
LW3742

Designed By:
Katherine Eng

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Throws / Afghans

Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 3 skeins 3950 Charcoal A; 1 skein each of each of 528 Medium Purple B and 254 Pumpkin C, 341 Light Grey D, 706 Perfect Pink E, 726 Coral F, 512 Turqua G, 886 BlueH, 579 Pale Plum I, 672 Spring Green J, and 235 Lemon K.

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

Yarn needle.

Size:

Throw measures 47” x 56” (119.5 x142 cm)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: First 3 rounds = 3½” (9 cm) at widest point. Motif = 8½” (21.5 cm) at widest point. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge given.

Click here to download printable instructions.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Colorful Earflap Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Source - lionbrand.com

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 17 in. (43 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Height About 7 in. (18 cm), not including Earflaps

Colorful Earflap Hat
Lion Brand® Bonbons

GAUGE:

16 sc + 20 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm).

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Hat is worked in the round. Do not turn at the ends of rnds.
2. Earflaps are worked back and forth in rows across lower edge of Hat.
3. Color is changed every other rnd/row.

COLORS
Royal Purple (A)
Yellow (B)
Bright Orange (C)
Bright Green (D)
Tangerine (E)
True Red (F)
Aqua Blue (G)
Hot Pink (H)

HAT
With A, ch 70; taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining and in each ch around; join with sl st in first sc - 70 sc. Fasten off.
Note: Worked designated sts through the back loop; for other sts, insert the hook under both loops of the indicated st as usual.
Rnd 2: From RS, join B with sc in back loop only of same st as joining, sc in next st, (sc in back loop only of next st, sc in next st) around; join with sl st in first sc.
Note: Work first st of each rnd in same st as joining.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnds 4 and 5: With C, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Rnds 6 and 7: With D, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Rnds 8 and 9: With E, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Rnds 10 and 11: With F, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Rnds 12 and 13: With G, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Rnds 14 and 15: With H, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Rnds 16 and 17: With A, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Rnds 18 and 19: With B, rep Rnds 2 and 3. Fasten off.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Rnd 20:
With C, rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 21 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 60 sc at the end of this rnd. Fasten off.
Rnd 22: With D, rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 23 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 50 sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 24: With E, rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 25 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 40 sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 26: With F, rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 27 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 30 sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 28: With G, rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 29 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 20 sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 30: With H, rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 31 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 10 sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 32: With A, rep Rnd 2.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Weave tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather. Knot securely.

Earflaps
Place markers along lower edge of Hat for earflap placement as follows: Place first marker about 2 in. (5 cm) after joining. Place 2nd marker about 4 in. (10 cm) following first marker, 3rd marker about 5 in. (12.5 cm) following 2nd marker, and 4th marker about 4 in. (10 cm) following 3rd marker.

Notes:
1. The edge between the first and 2nd markers is for the first earflap and the edge between the 3rd and 4th markers is for the second earflap.
2. The edge of the Hat between the 2nd and 3rd markers is the front of the Hat.
3. To change color when working earflaps, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

First Earflap
Row 1 (WS):
From WS, join A with sc at first marker, work 17 more sc evenly spaced across Hat edge to 2nd marker; leave remaining sts unworked - 18 sc. Change to H.
Remove first and 2nd markers.
Work over 18 sts of first earflap only as follows:
Row 2: With H, ch 1, turn, *sc in back loop only of next st, sc in next st; rep from * across.
Row 3 Dec Row: With H, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 16 sc.
Change to G.
Row 4: With G, ch 1, turn, *sc in back loop only of next st, sc in next st; rep from * across.
Row 5: With G, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Change to F.
Rows 6 and 7: With F, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 14 sc. Change to E.
Rows 8 and 9: With E, rep Rows 4 and 5. Change to D.
Rows 10 and 11: With D, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 12 sc. Change to C.
Rows 12 and 13: With C, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 10 sc. Change to B.
Rows 14 and 15: With B, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 8 sc. Change to A.
Row 16: With A, rep Row 2.
Fasten off.
Second Earflap
Work same as first earflap, working Row 1 between 3rd and 4th markers.

FINISHING
Edging
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join A with sc along lower edge of Hat.
Work sc evenly spaced around lower edge of Hat and around outside edge of each earflap; join with sl st in beg sc.
Fasten off.
Ties (make 2)
Note: Wind A into 2 separate balls before making ties.
Join 2 strands of A held tog with sl st in tip of first earflap, and ch for about 11 in. (28 cm).
Fasten off.
Rep on second earflap.
Pom-poms (make 3 - 1 each with D, F and G)
Following package directions, make small pom-poms. Tie D and G pom-poms to ends of ties. Tie F pom-pom to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration

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

rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side
sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together
WS = wrong side

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: Wild Flower Shawl

wildflowershawla

Source - lionbrand.com


Wild Flower Shawl Lion Brand® LB Collection® Silk Mohair

GAUGE:

1 square = 5" x 5" (12.5 x 12.5 cm); 5 ch-5 loops and 9 rows = 4" (10 cm) in mesh pattern

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.

BLOCKS
Make 13 Wild Flower Squares ending with Row 7, working following Color Sequence Chart.

Color Sequence Chart

SHAWL
Starting at bottom point of shawl, with A, ch 10, join with a sl st to form a ring.
ROW 1: Ch 9 (counts as a dc, ch 5 here and throughout), sc in ring, ch 5, dc in ring, turn. (2 ch-5 loops)
ROW 2: Ch 9, sc in first ch-5 loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, dc in 3rd ch of the beg ch-9, turn. (3 ch-5 loops)
ROW 3: Ch 9, sc in first ch-5 loop, *ch 5, sc in next loop; rep from * once, ch 5, 1 dc in the 3rd ch of the beg ch-9, turn. (4 loops)
ROW 4: Ch 9, sc in first ch-5 loop, *ch 5, sc next loop, rep from * across, ch 5, 1 dc in the 3rd ch of beg ch-9, turn. (5 loops)
ROWS 5-56: Rep Row 4. Fasten off. (57 loops at end of last row)

FINISHING
With A, sc squares together following Construction Chart on page 90 for placement. With A, sew assembled squares around two sides of Shawl.
EDGING
ROW 1: With right side of shawl facing, join A with a sl st in top ch-3 corner of top left-hand square (see arrow on Construction Chart), *[ch 4, dc in next sp] 4 times, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner, [ch 4, dc in next sp] 40 times, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, [ch 4, dc in next sp] 40 times, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, [ch 4, dc in next sp] 4 times, ch 4, sc in corner ch-3 sp, turn.
ROW 2: [Ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-4 sp] 46 times, ch 4, 1 sc in corner sp, ch 4, sc in same sp, [ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-4 sp] 46 times, ch 4, sl st in last sl st, turn.
ROW 3: Sk first ch-5 sp [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp] twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp, sc in corner sc, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp, sc in next sp] 20 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each of next 3 ch-5 sps, sc in next ch-5 sp, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp, sc in corner sp] 20 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp, sc in corner sc, [(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp] twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp, sl st in last sl st. Fasten off.
BLOCKING
Lay garment on a padded surface, spray with water, pat into shape, pin with rustproof pins and allow to dry.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration

ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet
sk = skip

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

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Vintage Style Retro Floral Granny Square Blanket Mocha

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Here is a mocha granny square blanket that I recently completed for a custom order. You can get the pattern here.

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Blanket in jade.

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Blanket in black.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Quick Cushy Hat And Cowl Set Crochet Pattern

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Source - lionbrand.com

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy

SIZE: One Size

HAT
Finished Circumference
About 23 in. (58.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes
COWL
Finished Circumference
About 28 in. (71 cm)
Finished Height About 10 in. (25.5 cm)

Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

8 sts (4 dc and 4 ch-1 sps) + 6 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm).

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

dc2tog-over-3 (dc 2 together worked over 3 sts)Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, skip next ch-1 sp, yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION
Surface Slip Stitch

1. Make a slip knot, but do not place it on hook.
2. Insert hook from RS to WS through crochet fabric.
3. Place the slip knot on hook and draw loop to RS (keep beg tail and working yarn on WS).
4. *Insert hook from RS to WS through fabric a short distance from last insertion location, yarn over, draw loop through fabric and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from * inserting hook, as desired, to create surface pattern.
5. Fasten off.
Note: To end a section of surface sl sts. Remove hook from loop and take hook to WS. Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS. Cut yarn. Draw tail through final loop and pull tight.

NOTES:

1. Hat and Cowl are worked in joined rnds with RS facing at all times. Do not turn at end of rnds.
2. First rows of Hat and cowl are worked then joined into a rnd. This makes it easier to avoid twisting the sts. Use beg yarn tail to sew gap between first and last st of first row together.
3. When you see '-12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row or rnd.

HAT
With A, leaving a long beg yarn tail, ch 51.
Rnd 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc and ch 1), *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch to form a ring - 24 dc and 24 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
Rep last rnd until piece measures about 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Next Rnd:
Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 20 dc and 20 ch-1 sps.
Next Rnd: Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 16 dc and 16 ch-1 sps.
Next Rnd: Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 12 dc and 12 ch-1 sps.
Next Rnd: Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 8 dc and 8 ch-1 sps.
Next Rnd: Ch 2, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc (beg ch-2 and following dc count as first dc2tog-over 3), *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first dc - 4 dc and 4 ch-1 sps.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through sts and ch-sps of last rnd and pull to gather. Knot securely.

FINISHING
Use beg yarn tail to sew small gap between first and last st of first rnd closed.
With B, work a row of Surface Sl st in each of the first 2 rnds of Hat.
Weave in ends.

COWL
With A, leaving a long beg tail, ch 63.
Rnd 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc and ch 1), *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch to form a ring - 30 dc and 30 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.
Rep last rnd until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beg.
Fasten Off.

FINISHING
Use beg yarn tail to sew small gap between first and last st of first rnd closed.
With B, work a row of Surface Sl st in the first rnd of Cowl.
Weave in ends.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Gold Coast Shawl Pattern–Hairpin Lace

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Source - freevintagecrochet.com

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"DAWN" POMPADOUR
or
"DAWN" BABY YARN
or
"DAWN" INFANTS WOOL
5 ozs. Pink or color desired.
1—4 inch Hairpin Staple.
Plastic crochet hook No. 2.

HAIRPIN LACE: Make a loop at end of yarn and place 1 prong of staple in loop just made, insert hook in loop, wind yarn around right prong of hairpin staple, yarn over hook and draw through loop keeping work at center, * drop loop from hook, turn staple ½ turn to the left, pick up the dropped loop at center, yarn over hook and pull through loop, insert hook through top part of loop on left hand prong, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops completing the single crochet, repeat from * for length desired. Work a length of hairpin lace having 352 loops on each side of staple, cut yarn.
Work 4 more strips in same manner. Join yarn in 2 loops of first length and work 1 s c in same space, * ch 1, 1 s c over 2 corresponding loops of second length, ch 1, 1 s c over next 2 loops of first length, repeat from * across length, cut yarn. Join 3rd strip to 2nd strip and 4th strip to 3rd strip and 5th strip to 4th strip in same manner.
EDGE: Working across side edge of stole, join yarn in 2 end loops of stole, 1 s c in same space, * ch 4, slip st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, 1 s c over next 2 loops, repeat from * across side, cut yarn. Work opposite side in same manner.
TASSELS: Wind yarn 20 times over a 3 inch cardboard, cut one end, tie in center, then tie about ½ inch down from top. Work 17 more tassels in same manner and attach to short ends of scarf as illustrated.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Cheerful Granny Square Throw Crochet Pattern

This super easy pattern updates the crocheted granny and will please any mod woman or young girl. Vary the colors for a lively look that adds an upbeat note wherever you display it.

cheerfulgranny

Download printable instructions at redheart.com

Project Number:
LW3848

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Throws / Afghans

Supplies:

RED HEART® Gumdrop®: 1 ball each 750 Grape A, 202 Lemon C, 625 Apple E, 930 Orange F, and 501 Smoothie G.

RED HEART® Soft®: 3 balls of 2515 Turquoise B and 6 balls of 9528 Lilac D.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4.25 mm [US G-6]

Size:

Throw measures 47½ (120.7 cm) wide x 53” (134.6 cm) long

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: First 3 rounds of square = 3” (7.5 cm) x 3” (7.5 cm). Finished square measures 5½” (15 cm) x 5½” (15 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Beginner Crochet Mitts–Crochet Pattern

Give the entire family new mittens with the Beginner Mitts for All pattern! Work up this free crochet mitten pattern for all sizes using a worsted weight yarn. Create different styles with colors and stripes for each pattern so you can easily tell them apart. This free crochet pattern is definitely fun to make because you won't be leaving anyone out.

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Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Child’s Version - RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 387 Soft Navy B and 984 Shaded Dusk C
  • Women’s Version - RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 624 Tea Leaf A and 387 Soft Navy B
  • Men’s Version - RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein 624 Tea Leaf A
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 16 sc = 4”; 17 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Special Abbreviation:  Sc2tog = [insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st] twice, yo, draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
NOTES:
These simple mittens are designed without a definite left or right hand and are worked in joined rounds.
Cuffs are done in ribbed stitch rows by working sc in the back loops only. They are extra long for added warmth or can be folded at the wrist.
Men’s mittens are worked in a solid color, Child’s and Women’s in stripe patterns as follows:
Work in 2 row stripes for Child’s mittens, ending with 5 rounds of C at fingertips.
Work in 1 row stripes for Women’s mittens, ending with 7 rounds of A at fingertips
INSTRUCTIONS:
Directions are for Child’s size 4/5 yrs. Changes for sizes Women’s and Men’s are in parentheses.
Child size measures 6” around x 7½” long.  Women’s size measures 7½” around x 11½” long.  Men’s size measures 9½” around x 12” long.
MITTENS:
Cuff:
Using C (B, A), ch 15 (21, 24).
Row 1: Working in back loops only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 1 for a total of 18 (22, 24) rows.
Fold cuff in half and join ends with slip st to form cuff. Do not fasten off.
Hand:
Round 1: Working along row ends on cuff, slip st evenly around for 18 (22, 26) sts, join round with slip st.  
Round 2: Ch 1, place marker, [sc in next 8 (10, 12) sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st [20 (24, 28) sts].
Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next 9 (11, 13) sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st [22 (26, 30) sts].
Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in next 10 (12, 14) sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st [24 (28, 32) sts].
Child’s size: Proceed to next step.
Women’s size: Ch 1, [sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st (30 sts). 
Men’s size: Ch 1, [sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st (34 sts).  
Repeat as established, working 1 more sc before increasing each round, for 2 more rounds (38 sts).
Next Step: Continuing with stripe/solid pattern as set, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with slip st. Repeat for a total of 1 (3, 3) rounds.
Thumb Opening:
Next round: Ch 1, [sc in next 20 (26, 32) sts, ch 4 (5, 6), skip remaining sts and join with slip st to first st.
Upper Hand:
Sc in each st around for 8 (10, 12) rounds [24 (31, 38) sts], decreasing 1 st on last round for Women’s size only [24 (30, 38) sts].   
Round 1: [Sc 10 (13, 17), sc2tog] twice [22 (28, 36) sts].  
Round 2: [Sc 9 (12, 16), sc2tog] twice [20 (26, 34) sts]. 
Round 3: [Sc 8 (11, 15), sc2tog] twice [18 (24, 32) sts].  
Round 4: [Sc 7 (10, 14), sc2tog] twice [16 (22, 30) sts].  
Child’s size only: Sc2tog around (8 sts), fasten off. Continue with thumb.
Round 5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: [Sc 9 (13), sc2tog] twice [20 (28) sts]. 
Next 2 rounds: Sc2tog around [5 (7) sts]. Fasten off at end of last round.
Thumb:
Round 1: Join yarn to thumb opening at st closest to upper hand, ch 1, sc in each st around, joining with slip st [8 (9, 12) sts]. Sc in each st around for 4 (7, 8) rounds.
Next round: Sc2tog, sc to 3 sts from last st, sc last 2 sts tog [6 (7, 10) sts]. Sc2tog around, working last st as sc on Women’s size [3 (4, 5) sts]. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Granny Afghan Crochet Pattern

grannyafghan

This pattern utilizes Super Value's Harvest Colors for a rich and beautiful yet easy granny square blanket. Approx 46 x 52" [117 x 132 cm]. Made in Bernat Super Value Harvest Colors. 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook.

Download the free pattern here.