Sunday, 30 August 2015

Ripple Afghan & Pillow–Free Crochet Pattern

Ripple Afghan and Pillow Pattern

Freevintage.com

Approximate Size 50 inches by 72 inches

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.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Circular Crochet Pouf Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet DROPS pouf with stripes in 2 threads ”Eskimo”. ~ DROPS Design

"Perfect for children’s room, or as present?"

Crochet DROPS pouf with stripes in 2 threads ”Eskimo”.

This pattern has been carefully reviewed, but should you have any comments/questions please contact usa@garnstudio.com

DROPS Design: Pattern no ee-427
Yarn group E + E
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Measure:
Circumference: approx 160 cm (incl filling)
Diameter: approx 50 cm
Height: approx 20 cm
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
300 g colour no 26, hot pink
250 g colour no 21, blue/violet
200 g colour no 10, bordeaux
200 g colour no 15, dark blue
200 g colour no 23, tan
150 g colour no 07, orange
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 8 mm – or size needed to get 8 dc in width and 8 rows in height with 2 threads Eskimo on 10 x 10 cm.
ACCESSORIES:
1-2 down duvets for filling (it is important to use down as this is the best to shape the form). A cheap duvet is perfectly fine – we have used summer down duvets that weigh approx. 1400 g).

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CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc at beg of every round with 1 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.

STRIPES:
See chart A.1 – 1 row in chart = 1 round dc.

CROCHET TIPS:
If the crochet gauge is not correct in height you can adjust by adding or deduct 1 round of the stripes.

COLOUR CHANGE-TIPS:
To get the prettiest colour change work last dc on round like this: put hook through last stitch, get the thread, make a yo with the new colour and pull through all sts on hook. Continue next round with the new colour.
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POUF:
Work in 2 parts, fill it and work the 2 parts tog.
PART 1:
With hot pink crochet 4 ch on hook size 8 mm with 2 threads and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
Then work dc in the round at the same time work stripes - see explanation above!
ROUND 1: READ CROCHET INFO, CROCHET TIPS AND COLOUR CHANGE -TIPS! Work 6 dc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 3: * Work 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 18 dc.
ROUND 4: * Work 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 dc.
Continue inc like this (i.e. on every round, work 1 dc more between every time 2 dc are worked in same st) until row marked with arrow in chart has been worked (i.e. last round is a round with pink). There are now 114 dc on round and piece measure approx 50 cm in diameter.
Continue working 1 dc in each dc (stripes continues as before), until A.1 is finished (i.e. last round is a round with pink). Cut the thread.
PART 2:
Beg as on first part and work the same way until row with arrow in chart is worked and there are 114 dc on round (i.e. last round is a round with pink).
Fill the pouf as follows: Place the 2 duvets tog as one thick duvet and pull a jersey sheet over one side of the duvet. Push the duvet in to the largest part of pouf (make sure that the jersey sheet is at the edge). Place the second part of pouf on the top and work tog with 2 threads pink as follows: 1 sl st in first dc on one part, 1 sl st in first dc on the other part, * 1 sl st in next dc on the first part, 1 sl st in next dc on the other part *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first sl st from beg of round. Cut and fasten the threads.


Diagram


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hot pink


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bordeaux


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orange


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tan


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dark blue


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blue/violet

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Vintage Retro Crocheted Granny Square BLANKET Afghan

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Was £260 with coupon £195 25% off in my Etsy store this week only click here.

This is the must have 'Betty'' granny square blanket. The blanket is constructed from 15 rows of 15 squares across - so 225 in total and is bordered with traditional black.
The finished blanket measures 63“ x 63 “ approx.

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Crochet Blanket Distinctive Granny Squares Afghan

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25% Off this blanket for the next 7 days in my ETSY Store here.

Was £135.00 with coupon £101.25

Here is a gorgeous new blanket crocheted using 100 different coloured granny squares. This distinctive blanket is bright, cheerful and happy and reminds me of the fun fair. Would make a superb gift and a lovely heirloom quality addition to any household. Measures 40" x 40" approx.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Flash Sale Crochet Blankets on Etsy

I am having a flash sale over 7 days with 7 different blankets. I will choose a new blanket for huge sale reduction 1 for each day. Today’s blanket is Ella.

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Order an Ella blanket here.

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