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Pattern | Tutorial | Paperweight Granny African Flower. Join-As-You-Go Method for Crochet Motifs « Speckless Blog. There are many ways to join your motifs, but I think that the join-as-you-go method is the easiest and quickest way. This method can be used for any kind of motif (try it with this vintage daisy motif!) And works especially well with pieces that already have picots or chain spaces – they’ll help guide you on where to join. For this example, we’ll be using hexagon motifs. If you’d like to read more about joining squares, I wrote a post about that here. First, plan out how you are going to arrange your motifs (based on color and shape). For the second motif, only work part of the final round. Here’s what a slip stitch join looks like: As you can see, the hexes will be joined at two points for the entirety of the first row of motifs. Next, we’ll try a single crochet join.

Insert your hook into the corner as you did for the slip stitch join, but this time make a single crochet in the corner. Pretty easy, right? Plan ahead, especially if you have a specific color pattern in mind. Like this: Crochet in the Round: Magic Circle Start « Speckless Blog. Hi, everyone! I will be posting some techniques here and there, and I thought this was a good place to start. I know there are several tutorials around for the magic circle, but I wanted one here for my own reference. I use the magic circle start for almost all projects that I do in the round because it doesn’t leave a visible hole and it’s easier to work into the circle rather than a chain stitch. Also, if you’re designing your own round piece (like a motif), you don’t need to do any guessing about how big your starting loop should be. There are certain times when you don’t want to use a magic circle start: when you are making a doily or a piece with tatting or crochet thread, or if you desire any sort of visible hole in the center of your work (like an open-centered motif).

First, pinch your yarn tail between your thumb and ring finger (you’ll be holding the tail like this for a bit of the process). Keep holding the tail end in place. Chain 3. . . . and start to crochet away. THE FLOWER BED. Lanas&Hilos: FILL THE GAP in the HEX. One of the reasons many people shy away from hexagon motifs is because of the gaps that the pattern leaves on the border. On one side there is a zig-zag (in blue, in the graphic), which is soft and workable. But on the other side, the gap is bigger and awkward (in red). Una de las razones por las que muchas personas se desaniman de hacer proyectos con aplicaciones (motifs) hexagonales es por los hoyos que deja en los bordes. Uno de los lados queda en zig-zag (en azul), pero es fácil de trabajar. Lo problemático es el otro lado (líneas rojas), ya que los espacios vacíos son más grandes y difíciles de trabajar.

What to do about those gaps? ¿Qué se puede hacer con estos espacios? Personally, I am not a fan of either. Personalmente, no me convence ninguna de estas dos opciones. My solution is to fill in the gaps with 3 rows of granny stripes. Mi solución es rellenar los espacios grandes con 3 hileras de puntada granny. Here is a photo tutorial: Aquí les presento un paso-a-paso en fotos: CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO: The Little Crochet Basket Pattern is Ready! Free irish rose pattern. I am making a blouse using this Irish rose pattern here is the pattern for you use. You can use it to make afghans or any thing else you can work your mind around. I am using sewing thread and a size 14 steel hook but you are welcome to use any hook that corresponds to your yarn size...

I will add other details to the blouse. My thread is vintage sewing. I plan on there being this pattern down the center of both sleeves, across the top of the yoke front/back and a few stripes down the front of the bodice. I think I will use antique blue hand dyed mother pearl buttons up the back if they match well enough in color have not checked yet. Pattern terms ch5sp= chain 5 space st = stitch slst =slip stitch chsp + chain space special stitches shell = 3 dc, chain 3, 3dc all in the same space Chain 8 form ring Joins are made on final round on sides (chain 2, sc, ch 2) using sc to make join into corresponding ch5sp on other block If you find any mistakes please let me know so I might fix them thank you.

Natural crochet bag. Fanciful Flower Potholders. Introduction: These Fanciful Flower Potholders are made of 100 percent dk weight cottons in bright and bold colors. Cotton is the preferred yarn for potholders because acrylic yarns can melt when handling hot pans or dishes. What to Expect: Your first Fanciful Flower potholder may take a little longer but after that, you can probably crochet one in under two hours. The finished potholder will measure about 7—7.5 inches across. Delights-Gem's Difficulty Rating: Easy Background: While leading my first CAL (crochet a-long) using a different potholder pattern I learned that, while I prefer finer and medium density cottons, most of the participants preferred denser cottons such as Lily's Sugar 'n Cream, Pisgah's Peaches 'n Creme, and Lion Brand Lion Cotton to make their crocheted potholders.

Objective: The purpose of this blog page is to lead crocheters through the creation of one (or more) of these Fanciful Flower Potholders. This Fanciful Flowers Potholder pattern is copyrighted. Petals Tips: Fleece cushion cover for crochet. Hello lovelies , Here's a little tutorial on how to make a crochet cushion cover using fleece material .... an old blanket in my case.....to make an envelope style cover and a button closure . I've also added a pretty crochet trim to finish it off the back. I've chosen fleece fabric for this project as it is nice and soft but also because it doesn't fray and so the amount of sewing required is kept to a minimum.

You might not want to make a cushion completely from crochet for several reasons . In this case my choices were driven my the fact I had a limited amount of this lovely cotton blend yarn , as I had recycled it from a garment . Add 2cm it the width and two and a half times to the length . The next part is optional , but to add a little prettiness , I added a crochet border it one of the short sides. Next blanket stitch along this hem use the yarn of your choice (I'm using cotton yarn )and a large sharp needle ....

Place you crochet square on top to check the size . Jacquie x. Crocheted Rose Pillow Tutorial. Sometimes Sharon and I are surprised by how much we're on the same page. I'm not talking about how we're on the same webpage--that's a given. But take for instance, this pillow:We each took pictures of it at our Local Pier 1 at separate times, each thinking "I could make that". A few days ago, Sharon was over at my house (for the purpose of crafting, what else?!) And I showed her my work in progress and she immediately knew which pillow I was knocking-off because she had intended to do the same thing! Great minds truly do think alike. Back to the pillow--want to make one?

Crochet hooks that correspond to the size of your yarn 2 balls of yarn (can be the same color) scrap fabric for making the pillow poly-fil a good old-fashioned needle and thread an embellishment for the center (maybe a pretty brooch or a big button) Before you start crocheting, you'll want to determine the size of your pillow. Now it's time to get crocheting. Live and learn, right? Voila! P.S. Rose hip : Eureka!... ...the crochet pattern for the flower squares is finally written out for you to try out...To those of you who have been waiting for it -- thanks for your patience! So, here goes: With the color of yarn you wish to use for the center of the flower, ch 4 and join with a sl st into the first ch to form a ring. Continue working in the round as follows: Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), * 1 dc into ring, ch 1 **; repeat from * to ** 6 times.

Join with a sl st into 3rd ch of the ch-4 made at the beginning of this round. (There should be 8 ch-1 spaces in the round.) Fasten off and break off the first color. Round 2: Join the color you wish to use for the petals into any of the ch-1 spaces, ch 1 and * 1 sc, 3 dc, 1 sc ** into the same ch-1 space; repeat from * to ** into the next 7 ch-1 spaces. Round 3: Ch 1, and working behind the petals now, sl st into the stem † of the last sc made in round 2. Ch = chain stitch; sc = single crochet stitch; dc = double crochet stitch; sl st = slip stitch. Crochet. This cushion has been such a happy project to work on, a quick and spontaneous make which I used to test out my new Raindrops stitch pattern.

I also wanted to try using chunky yarn for the first time, so the combination of the new stitch and the new yarn was a whole new experience for me. I've used Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn, worked on a 6mm hook, in eight colours as follows :: ♥ Raspberry ♥ Lipstick ♥ Fondant ♥ Camel ♥ Meadow ♥ Aspen ♥ Lavender ♥ Denim There is enough yarn here to make two of these cushions, you only actually need 4 x 100g balls of chunky to make a 45cm cushion in this pattern. Unusually for me, I chose to order these colours into a repeating stripe (you know I usually go for random, so this was yet another new experience for me). The very rainbowyness of this project really did lift my spirits and the very chunkyness of the yarn made the rainbow stripes grow satisfyingly fast. I tried hard to deal with my tail ends methodically as I went along. ....like so. 1. 2. 3.

Teeny Tiny Flowers. This is a very simple little crochet pattern for small five-petalled flowers and leaves.I love making crochet flowers. I love the decorative nature of them, that they can be used to embellish all sorts of crochet, knit or fabric garments and objects. They can be used to decorate a bag, a hat, a cushion, a coat. In rows, in little posies, or randomly scattered. First a word about yarn thickness and hook size.Below are three flowers made using the exact same pattern, but with different yarns and hooks.On the left, Rowan DK handknit cotton, on the recommended 4mm hook.In the middle, the same Rowan cotton, but on a 3.5mm hook.On the right, Rowan DK wool on a 3.5mm hook.

I prefer to use a slightly smaller hook size than usual so that the flowers come out tighter/smaller (as in the middle flower). It's up to you :: experiment with your own yarns and hook sizes to see which you are happiest with. The pattern is written in UK terms, the stitches as follows :: For US peeps: UK dc = US sc Round 1 :: Blocking granny squares. Joining Squares as-you-go. I've been making granny squares for eighteen months now and in that time I've made a great many for blankets and cushions, all of which have been joined together after the squares themselves have been made. Then a few weeks ago when I had an idea to make a throw out of small three-round granny squares, I decided to test out a join-as-you go method. Quite honestly, the thought of sitting down with a huuuuuuuuge stack of small squares and attempting to crochet them all together actually filled me with alarm. So I was really THRILLED when this joining-on-the-go method did indeed work out. It has really made a big difference to the way I feel about tackling a project composed of many small parts, because lets face it, the joining procedure is the least favourite part of blanket-making, and if that can be eliminated, well then, thats what I would call a REsUlt.

Big time. So if you'd like to learn how to do it (and it's eeeaaaasy!) The first stage is to complete one side of the round first. Kata pattern by Penny Davidson. Granny Square 92 pattern by Judy Bolin. Granny wheel square. Blushing Bride Square. I'd like to introduce you to something I've been working on for the past several days... Blushing Bride Square I'm thinking it would look nice made up in a solid off-white blanket with a picot or shell border.....but that's just me. I did make this square numerous times trying to work out the kinks and trying to find any errors I may have made in writing it out. That being said, if you come across something that doesn't make sense, or if you happen to find a mistake, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.

So, roll out the white runner, put on Cannon in D and all rise for... Blushing Bride Square By Heather P. Worsted Weight Yarn J Hook Beginning Cluster (beg cl) – Chain 3, 2 dc together (see small cluster below for detailed instructions on 2 dc together). Ch 4; ss in 4th ch from hook; ch 1 Round 1 – 12 sc into ring, ss in 1st sc Round 2 – beg cl in same sp as ss from previous round, ch 1, *lrg cl, ch 1*, repeat from *to* around, ss in top of beg ch 3 (12 clusters and 12 ch 1 spaces) Google Translate. Mary Go Round crochet flower ring tutorial. Well, here we are, my first crochet tutorial! This is ever so exciting. I keep finding new ways to use these 'Mary Go Rounds'. I've just discovered they make the most whimsical little picture frames. And of course they can be worn as bracelets for the daring and discerning fashion forward among us.

I am including a whole lot of photos in this tutorial hoping they will be a help and not a hindrance. Let's get down to business shall we? Materials: * A bit of yarn in a color that makes you happy ( I have used mostly odds and ends of worsted medium weight) * Your trusty crochet hook ( I used an H/8 - 5.00mm hook) * A stitch marker (optional) * A bracelet that you are ready to upcycle into a bit of crochet loveliness. Techniques Used: I am using US crochet terms, for UK Terms click here * Slip Stitch (sl st) * Chain Stitch (ch) * Single Crochet Stitch (sc) * Double Crochet Stitch (dc) * Tying Off and Sewing In EndsAll photos can be clicked on to enlarge Straighten your work as you go. Happy making! Attic24 Blanket Fest. Well hello my lovely Peeps, and welcome to the Attic24 Blanket Fest. No particular reason for this little celebration of blankety, hooky goodness today, I'm doing it Just Because. Just because when I was photographing my sweet flower granny blanket back in January it was a glorious bright sunny day and I got carried away with wanting to photograph things.

And a heap of blankets seemed as good a thing as any to point my camera at. You can tell by the above picture that Little B and I had a lot of fun that morning. We both literally dived in to the pile and rolled around in it. It was marvelous! I didn't even know off the top of my head how many blankets there were altogether, I had to line them up and count them.

I was lucky at the time in that although I wasn't blogging about the experience, I did have some fabulous friends to share it with (Sarah, Donna, Fiona ♥ forever my hooky buddies). Anyhoooooo.....this isn't meant to be a long winded retrospective. Here we go then......enjoy! How many pot holders is too many? | Crochet with Raymond. Hellooooooo!!! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! It’s a grey and windy Friday night here and I’m feeling relief that it’s the weekend… almost… one more day of work for me tomorrow, then a day of freedom! I am so completely thrilled at the joyful response to the granny tea cozy over the last few days! It’s just great…. has anyone started to make one yet! Tell me! Today’s post is not about tea pots, but the next one will be, and I can’t wait to do THAT post! I just need some decent daylight to get those perfect photographs, so watch this space!

The one I’m posting today is a granny mandala pot holder… I must give 100% full credit for the inspiration for this to the gorgeous Casey from ! Back to Casey…. I like photographing the process of creation… it’s fun to watch something emerge! Make a magic ring, ch3, 11dc into the ring, join with a slst to the 3rd chain of original 3ch, pull magic ring closed. Like this: Like Loading... Rose hip : Rose hip : my September blur.... How To Make Fabric Covered Beads. Louis Vuitton "Knock Off" Fabric Bead Necklace. Bags. Sewing. Japanese Flower Scarf :: Ta-dah! Star Stitch | Free Vintage Crochet Patterns. Our creative spaces. The Woodstock Blanket. Sunburst Granny Square Blanket. Sunburst Granny Square. MoCrochet: Crazy Granny Square. Joining granny squares :: step 7. Granny Heart Tutorial. Cozy Things: March 2011.

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