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Crochet Patterns. Last Minute Crochet Gifts: 30 Fast and Free Patterns to Make Now! Don’t panic – you can still have that handmade holiday or birthday, and do some stash busting while you’re at it! Here are some great last minute crochet gifts, each of which takes less than 200 yards of yarn! Crochet Gifts For Kids: Sparky the Monster by Stacey Trock, for Knitting Fever: There are all sorts of monsters here to make, and they are all adorable.

But I have to admit Sparky is my favorite! Hermione the Unicorn by Dawn Toussaint, a Ravelry download: How cute is this!? Crochet Gifts For Teens: U: Slouchy hats are hip as can be! Crochet Gifts For The Chef: Treble Sponge by Anastacia Zittel, on Anastacia Knits Designs: Make cleanup just a little more fun – and it takes only 20 yards of yarn! Crochet Gifts For the Fashionista: Nordstrom Crochet Hobo Bag by Dao Lam, on Just One More Line: I’ve made this pattern myself – it works up very fast, and looks great! Crochet Gifts For Teachers, Friends, and Co-workers: Crochet Gifts For the Fellow Crafter: Carina's Craftblog: Tutorial: crochet granny triangle. So! Here we go with the granny triangle tutorial. Did you master the magic circle yet? Ready to go? By the way, this is the yarn I use. If you don't fancy using the magic circle, you can make a ring by making 4 chain stitches and joining them into a ring.

Please note, I am using the American crochet terms in this tutorial. :-) July 2012 - Please note: these days I do very little crochet because I'm working on an embroidery book. Por favor, respeta mis derechos de autor. Round 1 Img. 1: Ch3 in the magic circle, counts as first dc, 2dc into circle, ch2, 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1, join into top of chain Img. 2: notice how I am holding the ring? Img. 4: See how that's all neat and tight? Round 2 Img. 7: chain 3, counts as first dc Img. 8: 2dc in the corner/ch space, ch2, then 3dc in the corner Img. 9: find the ch1 space from the last round - sometimes a bit tricky to find.. Img. 13: 3dc the space between two 3dc groups from the last round, then 3dc in the next space. Granny etoile. Hi everyone; my second, baby boy option, blanket is now decided upon.

I wanted a blanket covered in 5-point stars, made up of hexagon motifs similarly to my baby girls puffed daisy blanket. This wasn't the most straightforward project to design, and I have to admit that I don't think I could just write the pattern down in a way that most people would be able to understand easily, so a comprehensive photographic tutorial is essential for this project. I would have loved to have made a video tutorial for you, but with only 1 pair of hands I'm afraid it is beyond me! (I suddenly feel the need for a large rubber band to hold my camera to my forehead! I joke, but part of me thinks I may just try it!!! But not today...) Back view below. My boys baby blanket is in shades of blue, green, white, grey and dark brown. Go on, give it a go... Happy crocheting Karen xx. Granny Triangles - my way. Many of you asked me how to make the triangles for the bunting in my previous post.

Some of you asked if there is a pattern for it. There might be a pattern for it in many places, as it is a very basic pattern. Same as in a granny square, but you work three sides instead of four. Here is how I make them. Ch4, sl st to first chain to form a ringFirst round Ch2(Counts as first dc. Sl st in the next 2 dc (I sl st in the back of the chain) sl st into ch2 space. Third round sl st in the next 2 dc sl st into ch2 space.

Repeat third round till the triangle is as big as you want. I have added small metal bells below each triangle. Wool Eater Instructions | Crocheted Wool-Eater Blanket © 2007 Sarah London. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, scanned, stored mechanically or electronically, or translated into any language without prior permission of Sarah London. 8 ply wool 4mm crochet hook Ch 6, join with a slip stitch to form a ring. 1st round: * ch 5, work 4 dtr (wrap yarn around hook twice) into the ring, ensure to leave the last remaining loop of each stitch on the hook as shown in the photo below, now, yarn over and pull the yarn through all 5 loops on the hook. {1 cluny group made}. ch 5, slip stitch into the ring.

Rep from * 3 more times. {4 cluny groups made}. Round 2: * ch 2, work 12 dtr into the top of the cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into the slip stitch of the previous round. Rep from * 3 times. Fasten off. {4 corners made}. Round 3: Join new colour in between any 4th and 5th dtr of the previous round. Continue working round in this manner, finishing with a slip stitch. Enjoy! Related. African Flower Hexagon Crochet Tutorial. Simple Sunburst Crochet Heart Tutorial. Hello Lovelies, we are enjoying a quiet half term week here , I've been busy spring cleaning and reorganizing. But I've also taken the opportunity to write out another tutorial for you . My original Sunburst Granny Heart , which I posted last spring has turned out to be one of my most popular patterns. That's quite a complicated design though, with many different stitches . In this version my aim was to simplify things and also to create a solid version, suitable for stuffing.........

What do you think ? Here goes with the tutorial...lots of pictures and tips as usual ......enjoy :0) I'm again using U.S. terms and you start by making a modified sunburst granny circle. Hello again, here goes with round 4....starting to develop the heart shape. In the next stitch make 1 hdc......... 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches........ In the next stitch make 2 dc.......... followed by 1 dc in the next stitch and 2 dc in the following stitch......... Then it's time to make the second "bump". A Better Granny Rectangle « crochet again. Well, I think it is better : ) As I said before, in my other Granny Rectangle post (don’t go there, I think this one is better), I have always been unsatisfied with how the center of granny rectangles line up in the middle, instead of alternating like it does in the rest of the fabric.

It seems weaker and is not as pleasing to me, I just don’t like it : ) Don’t know why I didn’t do it this way the first time I got the idea, but at least I thought of it now. For the size I did in the example: Ch 22 Ch 21 (corrected 8-24-13) In the 6th chain from the hook, 3dc. Skip 2 stitches, 3dc in same stitch. Continue across, skipping 2 and doing 3dc in the same stitch. In the space on the end created by the dc and foundation ch; 2dc, ch3, 3dc, ch3, 3dc. 2 corners on the end made. 3dc in each space between across… At the next end; in the ch 5 space 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch3, 3dc to make the corners on the other end.

Now, go across the other side, making 3dc in each space between… Like this: Like Loading... Lily Pad Hexagons... Hello from not so sunny Scotland! I haven't forgotten you all, it's just taken me longer than expected to get organised, and I also wanted to have something good to share....... but first.... Scotland in the rain is lovely; I'm really enjoying my new job and I love my new home. This is the view from my kitchen window - and these were my moving in treat to myself... I can see a loch from my bedroom window, but I'm not taking any pics until I can get out there when the sun is shining, and that has only happened so far while I've been at work. Of course this time of year it's barely light when I go to work and nearly dark when I finish, so opportunities are few...

Now enough of the necessities of life and on to the good stuff! And if you look from the side I think they look rather like lily pads...... Lily Pad Hexagons Before you ask, no I haven't photographed them in sepia... I'll be back soon and in the meantime happy crocheting!! Puffed Daisy Hexagon. Season's Greetings! I'm sorry that it has been a while since my last post, but I've had some technical gremlins here that have kept me off-line! It's been wet, wet, wet here for so long that I've forgotten the last completely dry day we've had – mainly miserable rain, but mixed with some snow for the last few days.

Not pleasant to be out in, but the perfect excuse to stay by the fire and crochet! I'm still bobbling along, but the rounds seem to take an age to complete now, so I can only manage one or two rounds at a time... Of course, my itchy fingers have needed something smaller and quicker to create between marathon rounds so some experimenting was in order. I have what can only be described as an obsession with floral motifs, particularly daisies, plus as you will know by now a real love of bobbles,and as I fancied a new hexagon motif the Puffed Daisy Hexagon took shape; instructions below. Puffed Daisy Hexagon - FOR A PRINTABLE PDF OF THE PATTERN CLICK HERE.

Happy crocheting xx. Granny Heart Tutorial. Following my post and pattern for the Grannie Heart Bunting, I thought the hearts would make an excellent starting subject for my first tutorial. So, here we go. My Grannie Heart Tutorial... ★★☆ - Improver A few notes before we begin: Yarn: I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and a 3.5mm (E) hook, but you can use whatever yarn you like, just use the recommended hook size for your yarn.

Terms: I've used British crochet terms throughout, so I must apologise in advance to anyone who is used to using the American terms. To clarify, the British terms that I have used are below in black and the American terms are given in green in brackets: British (American) Slip Stitch (Slip Stitch) Chain (Chain) Double (Single) Treble (Double) Double Treble (Treble) WRITTEN PATTERN - If you'd like the written directions only, please visit the Cherry Heart Boutique and download the Granny Heart Bunting pattern, which contains the heart instructions.

Foundation ring: 1. 2. 3. 4. Round 1: 5. 6. 7. Round 2: 8. 9. 10. African Flower Pattern. I’ve gotten so many compliments, questions, and pattern requests lately about the motif up there in the center of my blog header that I thought I better get a post up about it. Some of you commented that it looks a little like the African Flower motif. Well you are correct! It is the African Flower motif … kinda. What I mean by that is it is only the first 3 rounds of the traditional African Flower pattern. I left off the later rounds that turn the motifs into hexagons because … well … to be honest, since I just did a hexagon blanket I wanted to do a something a little different and I thought they looked pretty neat like this. Here’s what you need: 3 colors worsted weight yarnH hooktapestry needle, scissors Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart. Add this pattern to your Ravelry library.

Special Stitches: Long single crochet (Lsc): Insert hook in designated space and pull up a loop to height of row being worked, complete as single crochet. With CA, make a magic ring. {Lily Hexagon} May is considered to be the month of flowers and spring! Although this year it reminds more of summer since the temperatures are quite high here in Greece. I recently found Karen's blog by chance, and started reading away!

She has some fantastic patterns which I recommend you check out! One of them was the pattern of the Lily Hexagon which I simply adored and started crocheting away! The pattern uses the bobble stitch which I had never done before but I have to say I'm addicted to it now! It might seem a bit difficult at first but once you get the hang it seems rather easy! I decided to make my Lily hexagon in bright spring colors! Basic Crocheted Flat Circle With Solid Center. Basic Crocheted Flat Circle With Solid Center Following is an example showing how to crochet a basic flat circle made with single crochet, with a solid center.

This example uses the method of joining with a slip stitch at the end of each round (instead of continuous rounds). From crocheting this sample, you can learn about the increases used when crocheting in the round. If there are too few or too many increases, when crocheting in the round, the piece can buckle, so using the correct number of increases is important. The increasing sequence in this pattern will work for the majority of crocheters but it is always possible that you may find that you have to adjust the number of increases to match your individual crochet tension. This example follows the most commonly used formula for increasing when crocheting in the round. Materials Used In This Example worsted weight yarn US size G hook Finished Size: 2 1/4 inches in diameter, after 4 rounds To Begin: Chain 2. When finished, end off. Cobblestone Square.

Hi All, I have a new design to share with you... Before I get to the new pattern I want to apologise for the lack of posts lately; my last post was 6 weeks ago! I'm afraid I've been a bit disenchanted with the whole blogging and designing experience... I've been aware of another blog, in German, who has done a translation of my lily pad hexagon flower, complete with a photographic tutorial - pretty much a copy, picture by picture of mine, for a few months now. It crossed my mind that it would have been nice to have been asked, and I mulled over whether to do anything before thinking to myself that it wasn't worth getting my knickers into a twist over and forgetting about it.

A couple of days later after not hearing anything from her I checked her blog again and found that she had removed my comment and, again at the bottom of the page after her sign off, she had replaced "Translation in English here" with - This is the original, on this page I found this flower. Happy crocheting everyone! Xx. Heart Bunting. Super cute heart bunting, just what every home needs! I searched around the internet for a heart shape I liked, round and perfect and hearty enough. Alas I couldnt find one… so I made one up instead. These hearts are made with 8ply cotton and a 4mm hook. 1. Make a magic circle and crochet 10 double crochets into the circle. Pull your circle tight and secure the round with a slip stitch between your first and last dc. 2.

Double crochet once into each of the next three stitches, 5 double crochets into the next stitch. So this round goes: 5dc into first stitch, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc-1tr-1dc into next stitch, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 5dc into next stitch, ss into last stitch, when you are done it should look like this: Join your next colour into the ss and chain 1. Repeat as many times as you desire… Cute aren’t they?? If your hearts don’t sit as flat as you would like give them a gentle iron on the reverse side (use a hanky or tea towel between your heart and the iron) Hang and enjoy… Like this: Like Loading...

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