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DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns

DROPS Pattern Library: Crochet patterns
DROPS pattern library contains patterns, and it keeps growing every day! 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. NOTE: Click on the flag/link under the picture to go to the full pattern. Back to the School of Handcraft Sort by: Yarn quality | DROPS number | Pattern type Vienna To pattern Paris

Bright and Bold and Happy and Finished. I call this my happy ghan. This was made out of 7 scarf size (54"x5") strips. I added a row of single crochets around each strip, then joined together and edged. The scarf p attern was from a Michael's project sheet and very simple. For this afghan I had two skeins of each color and a size G hook. The finished size on this is 42" x 58", a great cover up on a chilly evening. 1. chain 23, sc in 2nd chain from hook, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st, to last 2 stitches, sc in each, ch 1, turn. 2. sc in turning, ch 1, sc in ch 1 sp across, ending with sc in last sc, ch 1 turn (repeat row 2 for desired length). Crochet a row of single crochet around each length (I used shocking pink). Edging: Row 1 and 2 - sc around. Row 3: SC in 5 st, 4 dc in next st, around, fasten off. Happy Crocheting!

Baby Bootie Crochet Pattern | Baby Bootie Crochet Pattern Baby Bootie Crochet Pattern What is more rewarding in the world than having your baby dressed in an outfit that has been specially crocheted by yourself like booties or cute sweaters. The Art of Crochet you will find is the easiest of all crafts to learn, even for total beginners of using yarn. It takes just an evening to crochet booties and a matching sweater for baby will take a weekend. Baby Booties To make the baby booties just require the basic stitches of : chain stitch (cs), dec (pull up the loop of the next 2 stitches, pull the yarn over then through both of the loops on the hook), and single crochet (SC). 1 Get some worsted weight yarn, equip yourself with a size H hook hook, and start by 5 CS (Chain Stitch). 2 Now 5 SC, two SC in the next stitch; repeat 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat again, 5 SC, 2 SC in the next stitch, SC, 2 SC in the next stitch, SC, and 2 SC in the next stitch. 4 and 5 Even crochet with no increases for these next 2 rounds. Sweater

Granny Spiral Author PKOlson Introduction Spiraling Granny Square Pattern. 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). The Pattern Begin with color A and a Magic Circle (adjustable) loop. Rnd 1: * [1ch, 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc] in ring, remove hook, joining colors B, C, & D in ring in turn, repeat from *. Rnd 2: Continuing with color A, * [2dc in next sc, 1 dc in next hdc, 2dc in nex dc, 1 dc in next dc], repeat from * with colors B, C & D. Rnd 3: Continuing with color A, * [ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, sk 1dc, 2dc in each next 2 dc, sk 1dc, 1dc], repeat from * with colors B, C, & D. Rnd 4: Continuing with color A, *{in ch2 sp (2dc, ch2, 2dc), [sk 1dc, ch1, 2dc in next End off.

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Impossible Hexagon 12 inch Afghan Granny Square – As part of the Crochet Lovers Victoria, Square-a-month crochet-a-long, we were invited to design a square each. From star to hexagon to lacework to square, the differing colour choices give this square a unique look every time. Happy crocheting !! A big thank you to the wonderful ladies who allowed me to picture their squares: Top row (from L to R): my square, then Crystal’s square, and Crystal’s second square. Bottom row: Letitia’s square, Sharon’s square and Daphne’s square. Impossible Hexagon 12” Afghan/Granny Square By Stramenda, tested by LaughingPurple and HappyPeacock Hook size 5.5mm DK (8 ply) yarn – US terms Colours: Square can be made in two or more contrasting colours. Terms: DC – US Double Crochet SC – US Single Crochet TRC – US Treble Crochet Sl st – Slip Stitch Sk – Skip Ch – Chain Sp – space To start: Ch5, join with a sl st to form a ring. Round 1 Ch 3 to count as the first DC, work 11 more DC in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning Ch 3. (12 DC) Round 2 Round 3 Round 4

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. 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. 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! My conclusion for this sphere method: it's really fun and it makes a pretty nice looking sphere, but the tried and true method is just waaay easier! Also, math is fun! The Patterns: 20 Row Sphere:

Blooming Flower Cushion Here is my tutorial showing how to construct this wonderful layered flower and then make it into a Blooming Flower cushion/pillow. First of all I would like to say that this pattern is not my own. I found it via Two Butterflies blog. In this blog post, Jennifer shows her own creation and gives a link to the original pattern which is actually a vintage potholder design from the 1940's. The original pattern is short and sweet and written in US terms. The directions re how to increase in each round are vague and took me a fair amount of trial and error before I got it sussed. Before we begin, a little summary of the basic stitches. sl st [slip stitch] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, then through the loop on your hook. dc [double crochet] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook (note :: this is equivalent to the US sc stitch) To begin :: ch 6 and join to form a ring.

Undisthreadness: 16-Circles Square How long since the last post!!!! Four months!!!! What a shame. I’ll put here some granny squares I designed. All of this began some 10 years ago, when I found the CrochetPartners mailgroup. Back then I joined the Friendship Granny Square Exchange — a swap of 6” worsted-weight yarn granny squares. The square I’m posting today wasn’t the first one I designed — this one is from 1997 — but it’s the one I’m most proud of. 1st. row (4 circles): With color 1, chain 22. In the 4th chain from hook, *3dc; skip 2 st, 1 ss (one quarter circle made), skip 2 st*; repeat from * to * twice more, 3dc in the next chain. Remove hook from loop, insert hook in the last stitch of the beginning chain (that is now the "head" of the first dc of the first dc group), 12 dc in the same st of the previous 3 dc. Now you work in the other side of the chain, inserting the hook in the same stitches of the first half-row. 2nd row (12 circles): With color 2, chain 70. Last row: I love this square.

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?

And I Went With . . . . . . none of the options I was considering in this post. Instead I made this giant crocheted flower for the center of my table. I used this vintage potholder pattern and just kept adding rounds until it was the size I wanted. It's definitely bright and cheerful!