Hexagon How-to My crochet Hexagons, I am LOVING them right now, can't get enough. For a brief spell I fell out of love, I got fed up with the fiddlesomeness of them, the fact that they are very hard to do whilst simultaneously doing anything else (like drinking cappuccino and nattering). They take concentration folks, but if you are prepared to concentrate then these will reward you handsomely. I'm not sure how this post will turn out, maybe a bit of a descriptive pattern/tutorial mixture, but one thing's for certain :: I will do my damndest to help you make these if you are interested. I made my own pattern to suit my own yarn, after not being able to find a pattern anywhere on the web in general. And as my pattern appears to differ slightly from others I've seen, I feel confident in finally sharing it :: ie no plagiarism/copyright issues involved I hope. Another valuable source of information and inspiration is the Hexagon Love pool on Flickr. For this blanket, I am using Rowan Handknit DK Cotton.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Standard pony pattern: School-age Pony pattern also available here. *** Translations:Danish by Marianne Dutch by Marinka (via Facebook group) Spanish by Lyanne ***A while back I came across this severely awesome pattern, and wanted to give it a go. Therefore, I (after a certain amount of trial and error, adding a few bits and generally tweaking things around) have reworked it into a single crochet version. Pictures: Male nose and female nose: Earth ponies: Unicorn: Pegasus with closed wings: Pegasus with open wings: Applejack's hat: (Ponies available on Etsy by the way, and custom pony orders welcome) 2013/3/1: If you would like to make these ponies to sell, I'm happy for you to do so! 2013/3/15: Since it seems many people are ignoring my warning about how much of a pain it is to do the corded manes and tails, I've added instructions below 2013/5/28: I've made a couple of changes to the pattern - removed one row from the hind legs, and reworked the open wings. The Pattern: (US crochet terms) Or:
Block Stitch Afghan : the way I do it !!!! .....what about two more pictures of my blanket to be???? Some of you asked me how the "dots" ( I call them "rice grains"!!!) can pop out in this way, so I thought it will be nice if I show you how this happens!!!! Happy about that??? Collect just few things : + hook + yarn in different colours + scissors + tapestry needle This is the chart (american crochet terminology), drawn by myself (!!!!!!) Your foundation chain will have these characteristics : chain 4, add as many as you like groups of "chain 3". Choose the colour you would love to start with and make a slip knot. Chain 20 stitches Chain 2 more (total : 22 stitches) and make a single crochet (or SC) in the 7th stitch from the hook (that is the previous stitch 16 on the foundation chain!) Now, chain 2 ... ... skip 2 stitches of the foundation chain and work 1 SC in the 3rd stitch (that is the previous 13 stitch of your foundation chain!) Again : chain 2, skip 2, SC in third stitch (previous #10!) Cut the yarn and fasten off! Row 1 : Row 2 :
Art Deco Crochet Purse | By Number 19 Art Deco Clutch My mother pitched me a couple of weeks ago, that she needed some kind of little bag or pouch thing: ”I need a little bag for the car keys and my wallet, when I go to the physical therapist. Who wants to carry along a big bag for that? You crochet all these things, so you can surely come up with something pretty for me”. I gave it a try and made the above clutch. The design is a simple rectangle. Material 2 skeins KnitPicks Shine Worsted in cream and 1 skein in robot (grey). 50 g / 75 yrds – 69 m. 60 % Pima cotton – 40 % Modal. Yardage Total yardage: 220 m/241 yards. 1 Button Fabric 47 cm x 28 cm 18½ inches x 11 inches. Hook 4 mm US: G/6 Sewing Thread in gray and white Sewing Needle Level Easy/Beginner Stitches Chains and single crochets. Finished size width: 23 cm/9 inches length: before sewing together: 43 cm/17 inches. Pattern This is a free written and charted crochet pattern for a clutch. Start crocheting with the beige yarn. Row 1 Chain 50. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Crochet hexagon blanket – finished at last! – Redhead crochet by Lilja Þorsteinsdóttir on January 29, 2013 I posted a sneak preview of my crochet hexagon blanket the other day. Lo and behold, it’s finished! I followed the Attic24 tutorial but had to improvise with the 1/2 and 1/3 hexagons I needed to make a square blanket. I didn’t like the way it looked with the crooked hexagon edges. I love the outcome, I think it’s one of the most beautiful thing’s I’ve ever crocheted. None of the hexagons are identical. Here are the pictures: Of course the cats loved it, like anything I try to take a picture of One extra of my daughter – she was going to a zombie birthday party All in all this was a fun project, I tried to crochet over the ends so it wouldn’t take too long to sew them in at the end but it didn’t come out very nicely in some parts so I stopped and had a baaaad time yesterday weaving in ends.
Chubby Panda I decided to type out the pattern for this little panda since I've gotten quite a few requests for it. I'm also still trying very hard to make my pictures look a bit nicer lol ><. One day I will get a really nice light box and have really pretty pictures! This pattern will give you a panda that is 2 1/2 inches tall. Materials needed: Size F hook Worsted weight yarn in black and white Small bits of black embroidery thread Your choice of stuffing 6 mm safety eyes 7 mm ribbon Your choice of glue Tapestry needle Abbreviations:sc= single crochetinc= increase ( 2 single crochets in 1 stitch)dec= decrease ( single crochet 2 stiches together) **= anything in between is repeated. (number)= indicates the amount of stitches at the end of each round F/O= finish off Head/Body: Starting with white Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6) Rnd 2: *inc* (12) Rnd 3: *sc, inc* (18) Rnd 4: *2 sc, inc* (24) Rnd 5: *3 sc, inc* (30) Rnd 6-9: *sc* (30) Rnd 10: *4 sc, inc* (36) Switch to black in last stitch. Rnd 17: *3 sc, dec* (24) Attachment:
How to Crochet -- Woven stitch The crocheted Woven Stitch is one of my favorites to use for baby blankets and afghans since it is easy to stitch, using only chain stitch and single crochet, and it works up quickly into a nice single thickness lightweight blanket. It can be worked in one solid color, in a variegated yarn or in stripes and each combination looks great. Here's how it works: Start out with a beginning chain in multiples of 3, plus 2 extra. For the first row, skip the first 2 chains and work a single crochet into the third chain. Then chain 1, skip 1 chain, work 1 single crochet, as shown above. This is what your piece will look like after finishing the first row. Work 2 chain stitches and turn your work. This is what your piece will look like after the second row is complete. Continue as before with chain 2, turn, single crochet into first chain space. This is a side view of the sample piece showing that there is not much in the way of texture or layering with this stitch.
Framed Church Windows 6 in. - Crochet A Trunk-Full O' Fun! Framed Church Window 6-inch square Follow along with the how-to video for this square here. (click the red words) Please note: This pattern has been corrected on Nov 14, 2010. Materials: Red Heart Super Saver Medium number 4 yarn in color (A) Bikini; and (B) black. Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = 2 1/2 inches across. Notes:Square is made up of four small squares the a frame is added.Beginning ch-3 counts as a dc.Leave at least 4-inch tails to weave into work. Special stitch: To make long sc (Lsc), insert hook in stitch below the ch sp. draw up a loop even with sts of this row. yo draw through 2 lps. Centers (make four for one six-inch square)With color A, ch 4. sl st to form ring. Round 1: Working over beginning tail and through ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) 3 times. Round 2: Join B with a sc in first dc. Round 3: ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next sc, sc in next tr. * (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp. Round 2: Join B in center hdc of corner.
20 Stunning Examples of Stained Glass Inspired Crochet Stained glass never fails to catch my eye no matter where it is so it’s no surprise that I’m captivated by these crochet patterns and crocheted products that were inspired by stained glass. 1. Cathedral Rose Window Afghan Cathedral Rose Window Afghan by Julene Watson, pattern sold through Ravelry 2. This set of crochet jewelry inspired by stained glass was designed by Susan Lowman and is published in Annie’s Jewelry to Crochet 3. This crochet umbrella by Babukatorium reminds me of stained glass. 4. This crochet blanket sold on Etsy was inspired by two things: stained glass and TARDIS. 5. Stained Glass Crochet Coasters tutorial by @sherjenks 6. Melinda Miller sells this stained glass crochet scarf pattern through Ravelry 7. I adore this stained glass window crochet blanket pattern from Melody Macduffee 8. LJDBags sells this felted crochet bag on Etsy. 9. This free crochet pattern is the outline of a stained glass snowflake; it would look great on top of colored fabric! 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Crochet Elf Slippers « Crochet Olé! MATERIALSCaron International’s Simply Soft Chunky (100% Acrylic, 5oz/142g, 160yds/146m): 4 (4, 5, 6) oz (A), 2 (3, 3, 3) oz (B), 2 (2, 3, 3) oz (C)Shown in: #0001 Sand (A); #0007 Wine Country (B); #0003 Forest Floor (C)One US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or sized needed to obtain gauge 2 small jingle bells or pompoms (optional) Yarn needle In geometric pattern, 13 sts and 13 rows = 4″/10cm. (look for yarn suggesting a 5.5mm hook if substituting) Chain (ch), double crochet (dc) single crochet (sc) sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. sc3tog: Single crochet 3 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), [insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Geometric Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 1) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2.
How to Seamlessly Change Colors in Crochet Today I want to show you how you can seamlessly change colors in crochet. Changing yarn colors within a row can be neat and easy. The trick is to prepare for the color change while working the stitch before the one that you want to show the next color. Put another way, the new color is introduced on the final yarn over of the stitch before. Let’s use some photos to make this easier… For this project I have worked my round so far in a cream color and am ready to switch over to another color. The color change is nice and neat … The same concept is also applied to taller stitches. Again, a nice and neat color change … So, what do you think?
Hip Granny Tunic Crochet Pattern You’ll love this tunic’s easy style plus the fun pattern makes this pullover fun to crochet. The rich colors of this yarn make this pullover even more unique. Created in 6 sizes, it’s suited for everyone! RED HEART® Boutique™ Treasure™: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls 1913 Spectrum A, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7) balls 1901 Mosaic BCrochet hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5]Yarn needle Directions are for size Small, Changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large and XXX-Large arein parentheses.To Fit Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”Finished Length: 22½ (22½, 22½, 23, 23, 23)”, including lower edging
Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket About three years ago, I was lucky enough to become an aunty yet again, and to celebrate I decided to make a pretty little baby blanket for the new niece or nephew. Using some hot new colors available in Lion Brand Cotton Ease that year, I came up with this: I loved it, the new parents loved it, and my sister-in-law tells me even complete strangers remarked on it. I put it in my Ravelry notebook (a notebook I’ve sadly neglected lately), and it went crazy in the favorites, if I do say so myself. It’s cute, fun, and easy, and it’s time to share. Ok, one more look. Blackberry Salad Striped Baby BlanketAdd this pattern to your Ravelry Queue Yarn: 1449 yards Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (7 skeins in desired colors) or same quantity other worsted weight yarnHook: 5.0mm (H/8) I didn’t measure the finished product, but it was about the same size as other baby blankets we had around at the time – more than big enough to cover a newborn or infant carrier car seat. Blackberry Salad Striped Blanket Charted
Amigurumi | Pattern | Baby Chick Amigurumi Remember Jenny And Teddy Etsy shop that I mentioned in my How-To Amigurumi tutorial? Jane, the girl behind the shop who sells amigurumi patterns and the finished dolls is here to teach us how to amigurumi a little cutie baby chicky. I heart it when Jane showed me the photo and can’t wait to share this easy pattern that she specially designed for Craft Passion with you. She used light weight acrylic yarn with a matching 1.25mm hook size to make this 3- 3 1/2″ little baby chick. You can always substitute with other yarn and a matching hook size (read here on how to choose a correct hook size for amigurumi). Jane has a personal blog under the same name “JennyAndTeddy” where she journals the amigurumi tips together with her amigurumi designing journey. Besides, Jane is so generous that she is going to giveaway one her finished doll : Lady Bug Sofia, designed and made by herself. Baby Chicky Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by jennyandteddy. Head: make 1 piece with your choice of yarn color.