I said I would post a free patttern, so here it is. This is a pattern for the shell stitch beanie in my previous post. I LOVE this beanie because it stitches up quickly and adds a great texture to the average beanie. The pattern here is for a 0-3 months size and a child size (3-10 years), but I hope to add in the other sizes when I find a moment. **Many people have asked for assistance and help, and there IS a video tutorial available! YES, FEEL FREE TO SELL ITEMS MADE FROM PATTERN! 0-3 Months Rnd 1: ch 4, join to form ring Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring, DO NOT JOIN (you may want to place a marker here to keep track of Rnd) Rnd3: 2 sc in each sc of previous round (12 sc) Rnd 4: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch) 6 times, (18 sc) Rnd 5: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc) Rnd 6: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches) 6 times (30 sc) Rnd 7: (2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches) 6 tmes (36 sc). Rnd 10-14: repeat Rnd 9 Rnd 16: repeat Rnd 15 Finish Off
The Dainty Daisycrochet ric-racHey there! What are you up to this fine Monday morning? Since my post last week, I've had so many emails and comments asking about the recipe for homemade, hooked ric-rac, that I thought I'd do a little how to. Before we start there are a few things to keep in mind. I am using US crochet terminology.I usually use a size 2 hook but its fun to experiment. STEP ONE - Chain four. STEP TWO - dc into the fourth chain from the hook, ie. the first chain you made. STEP THREE - Do another dc into the same chain as in step two, chain, then do a final dc into the same chain. STEP FOUR - Chain three. STEP FIVE - Turn your work so that the crochet you just did is up the top as per the photo. Then do two dc's, chain and another dc into the chain space from the previous round. Then chain three. and turn. STEP SIX - Repeat step five until you reach your desired length. Always ch3 after each cluster and then turn. Fasten off. Here's the whole thing again in crochet language; Chain 4 (only this once) See ya!
Mary Jane Slippers: The Pattern - Mary Jane SlippersWhen I was seven I relished any chance I could get to wear my black patent leather Mary Jane's. No event was too insignificant! Now I like to shuffle around my apartment in these knit slippers reminiscent of the classic style. Some historical perspective: Mary Jane was sister to Buster Brown, star of the early 20th century comic, Buster Brown. The Brown Shoe Company licensed the names and characters of the strip and made Mary Jane Shoes what they are today. Enjoy! I kept these slippers pretty simple, but they'd also be really cute modified for a button or decorated with a knit flower. Gauge 5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch Finished Size Fits medium size woman's foot (shoe size 7-9) Making the Sole Note: If you slip the first stitch of every row, it will be a little bit easier to pick up stitches later. Cast on 8 stitches Row 1: Knit Increase Row: Slip 1, kfb, knit to last 2 stitches, kfb, knit 1 (10 st). Knit 2 rows. Repeat the last 3 rows 2 more times (14 stitches) Knit 3 rows. Knit 1 row.
Crocheted Flowers Pattern « I made thisSorry Angie. I had planned to take some pics to go with this before posting. But it would be ages before that happens, being the protracted procrastinator that I am. Chain (17,35,53) (S,M,L) I chained 53 for all flowers and used an acrylic worsted weight yarn. ROW 1 Dc in 5th chain from hook, *ch 1, skip 1, (dc-ch-dc) in next ch (V stitch made) Repeat from * across to end. ROW 2 Ch 3 (counts as dc) 5 dc in ch space, * sc in next ch-1 space, 6 dc in next ch-1 space (shell stitch made) Repeat from *, ending in 6 dc in last ch-1 space. I found this pattern here. Like this: Like Loading...
How Tuesday: make crochet flowersPosted on Tuesday, April 26 2011 at 3pm I don't know about you but I've been absolutely relishing the sunny weather. After a hard winter and now a warm spring, I have my fingers crossed the seasons have decided on a game plan and will stick to it. Over the Easter break I was lucky enough to spend time in my home county of Somerset and do what I love most, making! So slavered in sun cream, firmly planted in a deck chair and with my right hand craft woman - my mum - by my side, we set about creating some lovely crocheted flowers. (N.B. The great thing about the flowers is you can make them in any colour yarn you fancy and are the perfect way to brighten up any project. Yarn! New to crochet?
Crochet Flower - How to Add RoundsVideo Tutorial: Crochet Flower - How to Add Rounds Written by Teresa Richardson Abbreviations FPSC - Front Post Single Crochet SC - Single Crochet SL ST - Slip Stitch DC - Double Crochet TC - Triple Crochet Chain 5, Join Round 1: 10 SC through the loop, join in the beginning single crochet. Round 2: CH 1, *SC in the same stitch, CH 3, SK 1 SC, SC in the next, complete 5 times total from *, the last chain 3 will be a slip stitch to join. (5 chain 3 loops total) Round 3: *CH 1, 6 DC in loop, CH 1, SL ST in the next SC, complete 5 times total from *. (5 Petals Total) Second Set of PetalsRound 4: CH 1, *BPSC around the post of the SC on round 2. This section will provide two alternative petals.Method 1 -Round 5: *CH 1, 9 DC in the loop, CH 1 SL ST in the next SC, Complete 5 times total from *. (5 sets of petals total, with 9 double crochet each )
Hey Girl, Crochet Is HotActor and Sexiest Man Alive Ryan Gosling has been on my “list” ever since I saw The Notebook. Apparently, I’m not the only one as blogger Douglas Reinhardt started a series of hilarious posts with Ryan Gosling whispering sweet nothings to every girl with an RG crush. Now there’s a Handmade Ryan Gosling blog doing the same with a crafty slant. Here, our favorite crochet-related posts. Enjoy!Kool Aid Popsicle DyeingI came across a DIY post on Tumblr that showed how you can freeze watercolor paints in ice cube trays and then use the frozen paints to "draw" on fabric or paper. I instantly thought I could do that with Kool Aid and yarn! I just had to wait for my Oregon "summer" to cooperate. I needed it to get sunny and warm enough to melt the ice cubes. NOTE: This technique will NOT work on cotton. Remember to wear your gloves! I used: Kool Aid grape Kool Aid strawberry Klass brand pineapple Klass brand hibiscus Klass is a Mexican version of Kool Aid that I picked up at a Latino grocery store. I soaked my WOOL yarn in warm water and vinegar for about a half an hour. When I first put the dye cubes on the yarn. After an hour in the sun. Once it was completely melted- in my case about an hour and a half- I covered it with saran wrap to help raise the heat and incubate the yarn. Yarn steaming in the sun. I'd say this was a total success! Name: Summer Popsicle Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Peruvian Highland Wool Update!
Crochet Geek - Free Instructions and PatternsWelcome!French Desk Set: Basket LinersI adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from Pottery Barn, Storables and Crate & Barrel, picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. I even drool over those circulars from Target that show up this time of year when all the plastic tubs are on sale. Surely if I could see everything at a glance, I'd get more done. Take note that this project uses a ¼" seam allowance rather than our site standard ½". Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 2160DC) Measure your basket Measure the width of the front (the back will be the same measurement). Measure the base. Optional handle opening Measure the opening width and height. Final measurements Here's an EXAMPLE of the measuring formula described above, using our large basket as the model: Height: 6¾" = 12¼" (formula described above) Front / Back (CUT 2): 14" width x 6¾" height = 14½" x 12¼" Sides/ Left and Right (CUT 2): 12" width x 6¾" height = 12½" x 12¼" Tags:
Small Crochet Flower 1Showing how to make a small crochet flower. What are way you like to use crochet flowers?Share pictures to Crochet Geek's Community of your crochet work, get ideas and participate in discussion. Small Crochet Flower 1 Written by Teresa Richardson Video Tutorial: Small Crochet Flower 1 Video Tutorial: Left Hand Small Crochet Flower 1 Skill Level - Easy Abbreviations HDC - Half Double Crochet CH - Chain SL ST - Slip Stitch Materials Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook 4 ply yarn Tapestry Needle Chain 4, join with the beginning chain. *CH 2, 2 HDC through the loop, CH 2, SL ST through the loop.