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Paperweight Granny African Flower

Paperweight Granny African Flower
[Update April 13, 2012: I made a purse out of this motifs, tutorial is here.] [Update August 11, 2011: Thanks to Mia again for providing more information to answer some questions at the comment section. Please find the information of the type of yarn, hook size and the resulting flower size at the pattern section.] This is the first time I come across African Flower… well, accurately speaking, this is the first time I know that this crochet block is “African Flower”. Just like Granny Square, African Flower is a crochet block but in hexagonal shape, it can be joined next to each other to become a bigger piece and make into blanket, afghan, shawl, bag, table runner, cushion cover, soccer ball toy, coaster, pincushion, dress etc…. you name it! I am putting this into my to-do list Get the step by step photo and written crochet pattern after this jump. Thanks to Mia, who shared her African Flower crochet at Pinterest – one of my favorite stop-overs when I needed inspiration. Pages: 1 2 Related:  my crochet

Valentine Teddy After making the little fuzzy white bear with brushed fur, I wanted to make another teddy bear, but this time a bigger one using thick brown yarn that I had picked up. I took inspiration from Pepika's absolutely adorable bears with big fuzzy heads and limbs of a different colour. We did a very rough sketch of what the bear would look like and thought it would be sooo cute to give the big bear a tiny bowtie. I made up my own pattern for this bear and excitedly began… I started off by crocheting a big round head, placing 12 mm safety eyes, and then stuffing it. Then we brushed the yarn vigorously with a dog slicker brush (see fuzzy white bear post to see what this brush looks like) to fuzz up the yarn. I crocheted the head, body and ears using the same thick brown yarn that was easily fuzzed up. Before assembly, however, we decided to add more details to the arms and legs. Then it was time for assembly! There were a number of occasions where it actually just came apart when I was sewing.

Little Starbursts Dishcloth This is my very first attempt to create my own crochet pattern, folks. History in the making, right here on this blog :) Actually, I've made stuff up before, but I've never tried to write the pattern down so that other people could try to make it. So, without any further ado, here it is - the newly designed... Little Starbursts Dishcloth Hook size: 5.0 mmYarn: Worsted Weight CottonGauge: Finished main body = approx. 18 cm x 18 cm Abbreviations:Ch: chainSs: slip stitchSc: single crochetDc: double crochetYO: yarn over Special Stitches:Starburst: [Worked over 3 stitches] Draw up a loop in same stitch previously worked in. [Edit: Since so many have requested a tutorial, and I have no idea how to make one :), check out this one on youtube. Main Body To begin, ch 26. Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Row 2-24: Ch 1. Edging Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1). Round 2: Ch 1. Round 3: Ch 1.

April 2010 Another crocheted flower design I came up with. The Tropical Shawl I recently made, inspired the creation of this Tropical Flower Pin. This was fun to make! (pattern and photos are not to be copied, distributed or used elsewhere) Materials: Red Heart Yarn (or any worsted weight acrylic), small amounts yellow and purple Hook: 4mm; 3mm or 3.5mm Other Notions: Sewing Needle, Safety pin With yellow and 4mm hook, ch 6. Rnd 1: Ch 1, work in ring (3 sc, ch 3) 5 times. Rnd 2: Attach purple on 1st sc, ch 3 (counts as dc), *skip next sc, dc in next sc, (dc, 7 tr, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, repeat from * around. Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons. - Kahlil Gibran

Echo House: A Breathtaking Interior Design It is time for yet another home that left us speechless as we were checking out its diverse and breathtaking interior design. “Echo House” comes from Kariouk Associates and is located in Ottawa, Canada. The architecture team’s challenge was to make a renovation of a 1924 Victorian building and integrate it in its environment. The exterior can remind one of two blended cubes, which makes for an original design. But to be honest, we took a strong liking in the home’s interior arrangements, as we noticed they are full of pleasant surprises. Books were an important factor that “modeled” the design.

Free Crochet Patterns and Designs by LisaAuch: How to Crochet The Star Stitch and Crochet a Warm Cosy Blanket I came across a pattern for a baby blanket using the "star stitch" not only had I never heard of this crochet stitch before, but I had never tried it. SO I taught myself a new stitch. The star stitch is also known (as I have since found out and hence probably why I haven't hear of it before) the Margarite stitch, daisy stitch and star stitch. Very easy to pick up and not only makes a beautiful stitch and pattern, it is lovely to work, especially in nice thick Aran Yarn. I made a lapghan for my Uncle. The star stitch is in multiples of two +5 So I would chain 105 to start Explanation of star stitch Star Stitch. Row 1. Row2: sc in next stitch, sc in eye of previous star made, sc. continue working in this manner to end. Repeat rows 1 and 2 There seems to be some variations of the stich, some books I read say to 3 sc into the eye of the previous rows star. Are you better at Video tutorials to learn how to crochet your stitches. Chain 165 Weave in all the loose ends, neatly. Blanket Border.

How To Amigurumi | Pattern | Tutorial I heard friends and readers asking me how to do amigurumi, including patterns, materials, tools & tips etc…. you will find all the answers in this post: How-To Amigurumi!!! Frankly speaking, just like all other crafts, to make a decent looking amigurumi is not easy but it is not hard as you thought too. You need skill, skill comes from knowledge and practice…. and to success in crafting, you need patience and the “never-give-up” attitude – do it again and again until you are satisfied with the result. Amigurumi (編みぐるみ? {CLICK HERE to get the introduction on How-To Amigurumi.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF

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

Crochet doodle flowers free pattern It's interesting the way new patterns take form. For amigurumis, I usually start with an idea, that becomes a sketch, that becomes an amigurumi. But sometimes I just doodle with some yarn and a hook, and interesting things can happen. Here's the pattern: You need a very small amount of yarn, and a crochet hook that's suitable for the weight of the yarn. Make a magic ring, leaving a long tail of yarn. Rnd 1 - Make 11 sc into the magic ring, pulling it closed enough for the scs to join, but not too tight that it would deform the circular centre of your flower. Rnd 2 - Turn, and make 4 ch. Rnd 3 - Do not turn, but make 5 dc in the loop formed by the 4 ch, followed by a ss in the same loop. Wasn't that easy? Convert this page to a PDF

The Simple Gibson Tuck @ @ Sara Lynn Paige PhotographySara Lynn Paige Photography I’ve received a lot of compliments on this easy rendition of the once popular Edwardian hairstyle, and I keep thinking to myself that Victorian is in right now and I should share this simple style. But it wasn’t until a make up artist stopped me in a coffee shop in Traverse City asking me how that I finally put my foot down. As soon as I get back from Ireland, I thought. Well today it’s snowing up a storm outside and I don’t have everything I need to bake the muffins I wanted, so here we are! What You Need ★ comb ★ hair tie (it doesn’t really matter what color) ★ bobby pins ★ roller (optional) What You Do Pull your hair into a ponytail. Using A Roller Using a roller instead of your finger is also an option. It’s definitely handy, but be careful, because I’ve found that sometimes it’s hard to unroll it without your hair getting stuck all over the place. Sorry the video is hazy and slightly out of focus. Update: I’ve decided that the Gibson Tuck is way more fun with shorter hair.