Tuesday, 28 January 2014

In Love with Color Throw Free Crochet Pattern

 

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Source - redheart.com

If you love color, you’ll love crocheting and living with this beautiful throw! Made with octagons, squares and triangle motifs, you won’t get bored making just one square.

Size:

Finished Size: 45” x 54” (114 x 137 cm)

Click here to download printable instructions.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Firenza by DROPS Design–Granny Square Shawl Pattern

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"A firework of colours!"

Crochet DROPS shawl with granny squares in ”Muskat”.

Measurements:
Width: approx. 150 cm
Length mid back: approx. 80 cm

Click here to get the free pattern at garnstudio.com

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Ruby Hexagon Throw Crochet Pattern

Ruby Hexagon Throw

Here’s the perfect crochet-where-ever-yougo project! Make the hexagon motifs in monochromatic shades of pinks and reds, as shown. Or use as many colors as you please with the same color for all the outer hexagon rounds.

Throw measures 67 x 61” including border.

Visit redheart here to download the free crochet pattern.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Kaleidoscope Throw Free Crochet Pattern

 

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Source - redheart.com

his 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.

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

Click here to download the printable pattern.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Blooming Hexagons Afghan Crochet Pattern

 

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Source - Readheart.com

Project Number: WR2086

Designed By: Ann Regis

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Throws / Afghans
  • Home Dec

Supplies:

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 5 skeins 400 Grey Heather A, 1 skein 312 Black B, and small amounts (100”) each of 15-20 assorted colors for centers.

OR

5 skeins 400 Grey Heather A; 1 skein each: 312 Black B, 724 Baby Pink C, 776 Dark Orchid D, 959 Gemstone E, 358 Lavender F, 390 Hot Red G, 905 Magenta H, 940 Plum Pudding I, 332 Ranch Red J, 722 Pretty ‘N Pink K, 798 Sunshine Print L, 528 Medium Purple M, 4738 Claret Fleck N, 786 Candy Print O, 774 Lt Raspberry P, 718 Shocking Pink Q, and 530 Orchid R.Watercolor B
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn needle.

Size: Throw measures 39” x 49”.

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: Motif = 3.5” across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Click here to download the printable instructions from redheart.com

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Fireworks Hexagon Picnic Blanket–Free Crochet Pattern

Image of Fireworks Hexagon Picnic Blanket

Source -  Lionbrand

Lion Brand® Kitchen Cotton Pattern #: L32021

Rating:
*****
5.0 (based on 1 review)

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: One Size About 45 x 60 in. (114.5 x 152.5 cm)

Lion Brand® Kitchen Cotton

GAUGE:

One Hexagon = about 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) across (at widest).

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:

shell (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in indicated sp.
beg-Cl (beg cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated ring and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook (2 loops on hook); yarn over, insert hook in same ring and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
Cl (cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated ring and draw up a loop, yarn over and through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and through 1 loop on hook (2 loops on hook); (yarn over and insert hook in same ring and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and through 1 loop on hook) twice (4 loops on hook), yarn over and through all loops on hook.

NOTES:

1. Blanket is made from 60 Hexagons, 12 with each Color Sequence.
2. Each Hexagon is made in 5 joined rnds. Each rnd is worked using a different color as in Color Sequences.
3. Hexagons are joined to neighboring Hexagons according to Assembly Diagram, using join-as-you-go techniques in Rnd 5.
4. To reduce the number of ends to weave in, work over the ends of the old color when working the next rnd.
5. Three border rnds are worked around the outer edge of Blanket after all Hexagons are made and joined. 

COLOR SEQUENCES
Hexagon 1: A, B, C, D, E.
Hexagon 2: C, F, G, B, H.
Hexagon 3: I, J, K, F, D.
Hexagon 4: K, L, J, I, M.
Hexagon 5:E, M, H, A, G.

HEXAGON 1
With first color, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, beg-Cl in ring, ch 3, (Cl in ring, ch 3) 5 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 6 Cl and 6 ch-3 sps at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off.
Rnd 2 (WS): From WS, join 2nd color with sc in any ch-3 sp, 3 sc in same ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 4 sc in next ch-3 sp) 5 times, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 sc and 6 ch-1 sps.
Fasten off.
Rnd 3 (RS): From RS, join 3rd color with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp (shell made), (ch 1, shell in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 6 shells and 6 ch-1 sps.
Fasten off.
Rnd 4 (RS): From RS, join 4th color with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, (ch 1, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, ch 1, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 6 shells and six 3-dc groups.
Fasten off.
Rnd 5 (RS): From RS, join 5th color with sc in first ch-1 sp following any shell, ch 2, sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next 3-dc group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 4, sc) in ch-2 sp of next shell, *(ch 2, sk next 3-dc group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2) twice, (sc, ch 4, sc) in ch-2 sp of next shell; rep from * around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc - 6 corner ch-4 sps and 12 ch-2 sps.
Fasten off.

NEXT HEXAGONS (make a total of 60 Hexagons - 12 with each Color Sequence)
Notes:

1. Refer to Assembly Diagram for placement of Hexagon.
Notice the neighboring Hexagons to which the current Hexagon needs to be joined.
2. Hexagons are joined to each neighboring Hexagon across one or more side edges.
Side edges are joined by joining the corner ch-4 sps at the beg and end of the edge and the ch-2 sps across the edge.
3. At ch-4 corners where 3 Hexagons meet, work the ch-4 corner join as follows: ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, drop loop from hook, insert hook through corresponding corner ch-4 sp of first neighboring Hexagon, place dropped loop back on hook and draw through, ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook through corresponding corner ch-4 sp of next neighboring Hexagon, place dropped loop back on hook and draw through, ch 2, sc in same ch-2 sp of current Hexagon.

Make same as Hexagon 1 through Rnd 4.
Rnd 5: From RS, join 5th color with sc in first ch-1 sp following any shell, ch 2, sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next 3-dc group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 sp;
Ch-4 Corner Join: Hold current Hexagon and neighboring Hexagon with WS together and sts matching, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, drop loop from hook, insert hook through corresponding corner ch-4 sp of neighboring Hexagon, place dropped loop back on hook and draw through, ch 2, sc in same ch-2 sp of current Hexagon.
Ch-2 Side Join: *Ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook through corresponding corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Hexagon, place dropped loop back on hook and draw through, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp of current Hexagon; rep from * once more.
Next Ch-4 Corner Join: Ch 2, work same as first Corner Ch-4 Sp Join. Rep Ch-2 Side Join and Ch-4 Corner Join until the current Hexagon is joined to all neighboring Hexagons.
Complete Rnd: **(Ch 2, sk next 3-dc group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 2) twice, (sc, ch 4, sc) in ch-2 sp of next shell; rep from ** around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc - 6 corner ch-4 sps and 12 ch-2 sps.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Border
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS, join L with sc in any corner ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in same ch-4 sp, *ch 2, work into next sp as instructed below; rep from * all the way around outer edge of Blanket, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
1. Work (sc, ch 4, sc) in each corner ch-4 sp (these are the corner ch-4 sps that are not at joins between Hexagons).
2. Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp.
3. At joins between Hexagons, work as follows: sc in sp before join, ch 1, sc in sp following join.
Rnd 2: From RS, join F with sc in any corner ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in same ch-4 sp, *ch 2, work into next sp or sc as instructed below; rep from * all the way around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
1. Work (sc, ch 4, sc) in each corner ch-4 sp.
2. Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp.
3. At joins between Hexagons, work as follows: sc in sc before join, ch 2, sc in sc following join. Rnd 3: From RS, join C with sc in any corner ch-4 sp, (sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in same ch-4 sp, *ch 2, work into next sp or sc as instructed below; rep from * all the way around, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
1. Work (2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc) in each corner ch-4 sp.
2. Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp.
3. At joins between Hexagons, work as follows: sc in sc before join, ch 2, sc in sc following join.
Weave in ends.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Charlotte Crochet Blanket

Here’s a current work in progress that I photographed while the sun was out today. It’s made up of 100 granny squares and is currently getting a border of various colours.

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It’s really a bigger version of my Carousel blanket.

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SOLD

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Here is a baby version of the blanket available in my Etsy store here

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Sweet Heart Crochet Rag Rug Pattern

Heart Rag Rug Crochet Pattern

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I’ve had so many requests to write up a pattern for a heart rag rug I’ve finally got around to doing it. This is just one pattern and quite often I just make heart rugs in a freeform style.


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You can get the pattern by visiting my etsy store here.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Spiral Crochet Scarf Pattern

First blogged in 2009.

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Hi There Folks,

How are we all today? Well when I woke up there was a definite chill in the air. I don’t even want to think about it yet but could it be that autumn is creeping up on us? Oh no we want more sunshine, more flowers blooming and more time outside. At the weekend I was getting severe crochet withdrawal symptoms and knew I had to get my fix. So off I went and rummaged through my stash amongst the mountain I found 4 balls of Wendy Fusion shade Saffron.

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I think the shades are very autumnal. As if trying to justify my actions I came up with the simple idea of making yet another scarf for the forthcoming village show. I have already made a knitted spiral scarf to enter into the show. I decided that if I could knit a spiral then I could crochet a spiral and it’s so very simple and so very quick.

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Beautiful fluid twists and turns, curves and movement.

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OK so how did I do it?

The Pattern

I used a 7mm hook but use any hook or yarn, obviously match the hook size to the yarn weight.

Decide how long you want your scarf and chain for that length. I chained 180 sts.

Row 1 – tr into 4th chain and each chain to end.

Row 2 – ch 3 and *tr into next 2 sts, dtr in 3rd st* repeat until end.

Row 3 – as row 2.

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

NOTE: for US change tr to dc and dtr to trc.

Continue until desired width is achieved. I did five rows but the yarn was quite thick and the hook quite large.

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This pattern is so quick, easy and effective. I used 200g of wool. My scarf is quite long at least 8ft and fairly chunky. However if you use a lighter yarn and smaller hook the spiral will be tighter and more springy.

169-6999_IMG Here’s the finished article wrapped around my mannequin umpteen times. So will I enter it in the village show ? Well I’m unsure right now. My youngest doesn’t think it’s an award wining scarf. He thinks the judges won’t appreciate my crazy colours ! Oh well another excuse to pick up my hook and try again. It’s not the winning that matters but the taking part, right.

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My rag rug is growing each day and I hope that today or tomorrow will bring completion and elation at another finished project. The rug is getting very large and so very difficult to work with. I love the actual process of crocheting the rug but the hours of cutting up fabric are now getting tedious. I can’t give up now though the end is in sight.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Whimsical Owl Pillow Crochet Pattern

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Whether used on the sofa or in the bedroom, this adorable owl adds a touch of color and playfulness to your style. Crochet him in the colors shown, or change them up to suit your d├ęcor.

Designed By:
Terry Day

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Home Dec

Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 624 Tea Leaf A, 315 Artist Print B, 579 Pale Plum C, 316 Soft White D, 656 Real Teal E, 312 Black F, 256 Carrot G

Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 3.75mm [F-5 US] and 5.5mm [I-9 US]

Yarn needle, 16” (40.5 cm) pillow form

Size:

Pillow measures 16” x 16” (40.5 x 40.5 cm) including border

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 12 dc = 4” (10 cm) in pattern; 6 rows = 4” (10 cm), with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Click here to download free pattern from Redheart.com

Friday, 3 January 2014

Easy Chained Poncho Crochet Pattern

Quick and Easy Chained Poncho

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Materials: 50g DK yarn, 8mm crochet hook.
ch 100 join with a slip st.
Row 1: ch 9, skip 4 ch 1dc into 5th chain, *ch 6, sk 4 ch, dc into 5th ch*,** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 2: work 1 dc, *ch 7, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 3: work 1 dc, *ch 8, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 4: work 1 dc, *ch 9, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 5: work 1 dc, *ch 10, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 6: work 1 dc, *ch 11, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 7: work 1 dc, *ch 12, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 8: work 1 dc, *ch 13, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 9: work 1 dc, *ch 14, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.
Row 10: work 1 dc, *ch 15, work dc into dc below row*, ** rep to end, join with sl st.


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
I hope you enjoy using this pattern and if you are looking for other free patterns please visit Crochet Pattern Central

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

YOU’re Invited You to Envision & RISE for Justice in 2014!

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
THAT IS ONE BILLION WOMEN.
IN 2013, ONE BILLION WOMEN AND MEN SHOOK THE EARTH THROUGH DANCE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.
THIS YEAR, ON 14 FEBRUARY 2014 WE ARE CALLING ON WOMEN AND MEN EVERYWHERE TO HARNESS THEIR POWER AND IMAGINATION TO RISE FOR JUSTICE.
IMAGINE, ONE BILLION WOMEN RELEASING THEIR STORIES, DANCING AND SPEAKING OUT AT THE PLACES WHERE THEY NEED JUSTICE, WHERE THEY NEED AN END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.
JOIN US!
RISE. RELEASE. DANCE!


We Invite You to Envision & RISE for Justice in 2014!
All of us at V-Day wish you a RISING New Year!


As we RISE in to the New Year, we are thrilled to share anew animated film created by artist Jordan Bruner - "And Then We Were Jumping" – based on a poem written by Eve Ensler.
"…and we just start jumping and jumping crazy jumping I can't believe how high we are jumping The earth is a trampoline and I am not afraid to go higher and higher
When I wake up I think Oh, this is it. This is justice."
-- Eve Ensler, And Then We Were Jumping
ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is about envisioning justice for all survivors of gender violence. Justice can take many forms.
It can be an apology or reparations. Taking legal action. It can be about making the truth visible. It can beprosecuting, or pushing to create change, or implementing policies and laws that ensure the protection of women’s rights. It can be calling for an end to all forms of inequality, discrimination, misogyny and patriarchy. It can be naming perpetrators whether they be individuals, groups, corporations or the state. Demanding accountability. It can be rising for justice be it personal, social, economic, cultural, environmental or political. It can be a revolutionary call to restore dignity and respect for all women.
It can be about transformation.
This film is Eve and Jordan's vision of justice. We hope it will inspire yours – please send us your visions, poems, art, videos, and ideas of justice.
As we bring this global discussion to the forefront, we want to hear from you what justice looks like. Join activists from around the world, share your vision of justice.
Happy 2014!
Love,
V-Day core - Eve, Susan, Cecile, Christine, Monique, Purva, Shael, Tony, Kate, Amy, Laura, Carl, Joliz, Noelle, & Kristina
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