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DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns. DROPS pattern library contains patterns, and it keeps growing every day!

DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns

The DROPS designers want you to see how these different techniques will look when applied to a knitting or crochet project. This is a very useful tool when you are looking for inspiration for own designs. Remember that by switching between yarn quality thicknesses and by picking a different knitting tension you will be able to create a new aspect to the design. Have fun! NOTE: Click on the flag/link under the picture to go to the full pattern. Back to the School of Handcraft. Granny Spiral. Author PKOlson Introduction Spiraling Granny Square Pattern.

Granny Spiral

Materials List Yarn - any, appropriate sized hook for chosen yarn. Finished Size Varies based on yarn & hook size chosen. Gauge Notes This motif begins with a four-color spiral. Colors A, B, C, D (each color is used, in turn, on each round) Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Make a large loop by putting the yarn tail behind the working yarn (the yarn coming from the skein).

Ideal Crochet Sphere (Mathematically!) with pattern. Whenever I have to crochet a sphere, I always pull out the tried and true method: increase by the same number of stitches each row for a little while, work the rows even for the middle bit, then decrease by the same number of stitches each row until you're finished.

Ideal Crochet Sphere (Mathematically!) with pattern

Once it's stuffed, this makes a decent sphere! Plus, it's a super easy pattern to remember. But it got me to thinking, how would I go about making an ideal sphere? After I got bored asking google, I threw a little bit of math at it. Turns out the the number of stitches in each row should scale with sin(theta), where theta is the polar angle. These are two spheres that I made this way: I included the pattern for the 2 spheres at the end of this post. I found it tricky to figure out how to squeeze a weird number of increases into a row where they in no way fit evenly, so let me know how these patterns work out for you if you try these!

Also, math is fun! The Patterns: Flower - Blue Pansy. This is a vintage pattern that has been re-published here on Craftbits.

Flower - Blue Pansy

If you are having trouble with this pattern try looking at vintage terms for crochet online. This pattern has been re-written as originally published. If you have cracked the vintage code let us know and we will update and add notes to this pattern to help out fellow crocheters. What you need Crochet hook Oddments of colored yarn Instructions Large petals: Using blue, work 6ch. Join with ss into first ch to form a circle. 1st round lch, work 1 1dc into circle. Join with ss into first ch. 2nd round 2ch, 1tr into same st, *2tr into next dc, rep from * once.

Work first petal on these sts. 1st row 2ch, 2tr into next tr, *2tr into next tr, rep from * twice more, 3tr into last tr. 2nd row 2ch, 1 tr into same st, *2tr into next tr, rep from * to end. Rejoin thread into next dc and work second petal in same way. Do not break yarn at end of 4th petal. Small petals Using blue, work 5ch.

Mustaches. Guest Tutor: Cellphone Charm With Crochet Covered Bead {Tutorial & Pattern} I love jewelry making and always admired how beautiful the piece came out when the beads are put together.

Guest Tutor: Cellphone Charm With Crochet Covered Bead {Tutorial & Pattern}

Today, I have Johanna Of Tuuma & Toimi to be the guest tutor for Craft Passion. She is showing how to cover a bead with a crochet lace and make it into cellphone charm!!! Beautiful and simply a great idea!!! If you go to her blog, you will find some beautiful crafts she made… especially this and this. It is in Finnish but some of the posts are in English. This tutorial really inspired me, I have an idea to make something nice for my neck.

Guest Tutor: Johanna of Tuuma & Toimi I’m a fairly fresh blogger living in Finland. I got myself a new mobile phone and wanted to make a new charm for it, too. This charm I came up with has a large bead covered with crocheted net where the bead underneath is still visible. Pattern & Directions: Start with crocheting a net on the bead. Rnd 2: *ch 4, sc in sc* 6 times alltogether (makes 6 ch loops), sl st in the 1st sc, sc 2 in the 1st loop. Free Patterns for Crochet - Indulge Your Love of Crochet! - Crochet pattern. Maize Hutton lives in a little cottage in the woods with her Westie Violet Blossom. She’s a recycled silver artist and owns two websites: Mommytags and MaizeHutton . She loves crafting of all sorts and has recently taken up crochet. You can find more tutorials on her blog.

This quick crochet project would be a perfect last minute gift – or make a heap of them – you could definitely personalise this to be more masculine too. Crocheted Cloche Pattern This is my very first crocheted hat pattern! Notes and materials H Hook/5mm Two skeins of yarn from the dollar store The hat is made using two strands of yarn together but I’ve also made it using Lion’s Pride Bulky with one strand.

Instructions Begin: Using 2 strands of yarn, chain 4, join to make circle with st st in 1st chain or make a magic loop with 4 sc then join. I know we’re all tired of bunting, bunting over it! These Little Petal Coasters by Amanda Tipton are just adorable – don’t you want a few?