How to Make an African Flower Follow this step-by-step tutorial. The photos show how your work should look, each step of the way. Scroll down to find complete written instructions and a diagram. Step 1 Begin with a ring, then work Round 1 with D and fasten off. Step 2 Work Round 2 with C. Step 3 Work Round 3 and fasten off. Step 4 Work Round 4 with A and fasten off. Step 5 Work Round 5 with B. Step 6 Work Round 6 and fasten off B. African Flower Motif Written Pattern Round 1 (RS) Ch 3, 2-tr Cl in ring (beginning ch-3 and 2-tr Cl count as first 3-tr Cl), ch 3, [3-tr Cl in ring, ch 3] 7 times; join with sl st in first Cl—8 clusters, and 8 ch-3 sps. Round 2 With RS facing, draw up a loop of next color in any ch-3 sp, ch 2, (2-dc Cl, ch 3, 3-dc Cl) in same ch-3 sp (first petal made), ch 1, [(3-dc Cl, ch 3, 3-dc Cl) in next ch-3 sp (petal made), ch 1] 7 times; join with sl st in first Cl—8 petals, and 8 ch-1 sps. DIagram
Lightweight Zen Jacket Crochet this amazing lightweight zen jacket from Caron International Yarns to wear any time of year. The lacy design is elegant, yet casual, and it would also make a great gift. Free crochet patterns like this one are brilliant! Materials: NaturallyCaron.com Spa (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo;): #0005 Ocean Spray, 16 (19, 23) oz One size US I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge Stitch markers Yarn needle Pattern Sizes:Bust 38 (46, 54)" Small-Medium (S/M), Large-XLarge (L/XL), 2XLarge-3XLarge (2XL/3XL) Gauge: Using US size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, 14 Fsc = 4"/10 cm; one lace stitch pattern repeat and 4 pattern rows = 2 1/4" as crocheted, lace will grow slightly in length with blocking. Stitches Used: Instructions: Lace Stitch Pattern--worked in rows (increases at fronts and center back) LACE STITCH PATTERN worked in rounds (for sleeves) PATT RND 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [FAN in next V, SPsc in next fan] around to last V, FAN in last V, join with slip st in beginning sc, turn.
Chainless Foundation for Single Crochet Does the idea of starting a new crochet project with a foundation chain make you want to give up before you’ve even gotten started? You’ll definitely want to check out this chainless foundation method for single crochet from Maggie’s Crochet! I’ve got good news for left-handed crafters too: In both her videos and instructions, Maggie demonstrates and explains the full method in both right and left-handed versions! Ready to get hookin’? Edit: Unfortunately, the original link that I posted for the written instructions is not currently available on the Maggie’s Crochet site. Chainless Foundation Single Crochet (right handed): Chainless Foundation Single Crochet (left handed): Chainless Foundation Double Crochet (right handed): Chainless Foundation Double Crochet (left handed): Related
Thread headband- free pattern with tutorial This thread headband is a pretty hair accessory, the elastic at the back works for a perfect fit. *Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. How do you like it better? With or without the flower? For myself i prefer it simple and elegant! I wear it a lot! Size available: Adult women, but you can adjust for smaller sizes. Materials used: - Crochet Thread size 8 (small amount) - 2 mm crochet hook - 1 hair tie (elastic) - 1 button (for the flower) - sewing needle Stitches, terms (US) and abbreviations used: sc: single crochet hdc: half double crochet dc: double crochet sl st: slip stitch ch loop: chain loops = 4 chains shell: here a shell will be made of 7 dc worked in the chain loops Special stitch: Standing single crochet = wrap crochet thread around hook once; while holding the thread tail with the other hand, insert hook in the stitch indicated in the pattern, thread over, pull up a loop, thread over and pull through both loops on hook. Headband Pattern: Chain 1. That's it!
Treasures Made From Yarn: Friendship Shawl I could not think up of a name for this shawl. I made this shawl for my church. Most of stash now comes from the free yarn that is given away at my church, so I thought it would be a good ideal to make a shawl for their prayer shawl program. So now onto the pattern. I have many vintage craft magazines and I came across a picture of this cute pattern. Except when I read the pattern, it did not made sense. So I figured out how to make the pattern and now here is the instructions for my shawl. 16 ounces Worst Weight Yarn Size J hook Row 1: Chain 67, sc in the second chain from hook, sc in remaining chains across. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) skip a sc, dc in the next 2 sc * ch 4, skip 3 sc, dc in the next 3 sc* repeat to the last 3 sc, dc in each of the last 3 sc, ch 3, turn Row 3: Skip a dc, dc in the next 5 dc, * ch 3, skip the ch 4's and dc in each of the three dc* repeat until the end, ch 3, turn (remember turning chain counts as a dc)
DROPS Crochet dress in Safran DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g) 4.25 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. Decreasing: At beginning of each row: Crochet sl st over the sts to be dec. Increasing: At beginning of row: Crochet 2 dc in first sts. Back piece: Chain 97 - 105 - 115 with crochet hook size 3 mm / C with off white. Front piece: Crochet like back until piece measures 66 - 70 - 74 cm / 26"-27½"-29". Assembly: Sew shoulder and side seams. Diagram Do you need some help? For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes.
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s Crochet & Crafts: Free Crochet Pattern ~Easy Tizzy Scarf Special AbbreviationsCh = Chain.Sc = Single crochet.Hdc = Half double crochet.Tr = Triple crochet. I used:8mm hookYarn: Bernat Tizzy, Super bulky 6, in colour 'Posey Pink'.Extra Large 3 inch Homemade button.MeasurementsApproximately 5 inches x 28 inchesRow 1:Ch 41, Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in ea st across. (40sc)Row 2:Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in ea st across. (40hdc)Row 3:Ch 4. Turn. Strip Method – The Perfect Crochet Rose Pattern Hi! About two years ago, I wrote a blog entry about the “Perfect” Crochet Rose. That entry has gotten so many views and comments (thank you for those!), and it has been linked on several other blogs. Because of this confusing mess of patterns and alteration patters, I’ve decided to make a somewhat clearer post about the Strip Method Crochet Rose -pattern, with additional photos, in case anyone wishes to recreate the exact “perfect” crochet rose featured here. Abbreviations: Materials: Yarn: I used Novita’s crochet yarn for this particular rose. Hook: Depending on thickness (weight) of your yarn, use whichever hook suitable. And a needle to stitch it all up! Instructions: Note 1: You can either leave a long tail of yarn at the start or at the finish of the rose (or both ends), to stitch the strip of petals together. Row 1: Make as many chains as you wish, in order to create a rose the size you wish. For this example rose: make 118ch. (You should have 39 V-shapes at the end of row 1.)
DROPS Crocheted Dress in Karisma Superwash DROPS KARISMA UNI COLOUR (50g) 4.05 USD DROPS KARISMA MIX (50g) 4.05 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. Crochet gauge: 16 sc/tr in width and approx. 5 structure pattern rows in height (that is, 1 row sc + 1 row tr x 5) = 10 x 10 cm. Crochet tips: Replace the first sc in every sc row with ch 1 and the first tr in every tr row with ch 4. Structure pattern: * 1 row tr, 1 row sc*, repeat from * - * to finished measurements Crochet in each sc/tr from previous row and not in between. Decreasing tips: Dec as follows at the start of row: replace 1 sc/tr with 1 sl st. FRONT Loosely ch 105-114-124-136-148. Diagram
Paper Dolls Shawlette This pattern was previously available on my website for purchase. If interested, you can read about why it is now free HERE. If you would like to favorite or add to your Ravelry queue, please click HERE. Finished Size After blocking, approximately 66” from side to side and 11” from top to bottom of edging at highest point. Materials Knit Picks Gloss Lace, 70% merino wool/30% silk, 440 yards per 50 gram hank: 2 hanks (shown in color mermaid) Recommended Hook size: F-5 [3.75mm ] Needle (for weaving ends) Stitch markers (optional) Gauge Due to the nature of this project, gauge will vary dependent on your chosen yarn and hook size. Special Stitches Shell (sh): (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch or st indicated. Cluster (cl): yo, insert hook in ch or st indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, [yo, insert hook in same ch or st indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 2 times, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook. Additional Abbreviations Notes Shawl Base Rows 3-31: Rep row 2.
Free Crochet: Bulky Yarn Projects Some of you may know that I am one of the Admins for the Free Crochet Patterns group on Facebook. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I post around 12-17 links to free crochet patterns with a certain theme. Realizing that many of you don’t use Facebook, I decided to also bring those links to you, here on my blog. So, be on the lookout for my Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Link Blasts! Sign up in the sidebar to this blog to receive all my Link Blasts. If you are loving these Link Blasts, don’t forget that I’ve started a Pinterest Board to keep track of them HERE. Mardi Gras Cowl Stripe It Beanie Shell Power Beanie Swirly Brimmed Hat Luscious One Skein Fingerless Mitts
DROPS crochet dress in “Ice” or in “Paris”. Size XS - XL DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g) 3.35 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. Crochet gauge: Ice: 8.5 dc in the width and 10 rows in the height using hook size 8 mm [US L/11] = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]. Measurement tip: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be to long when it is worn. Crochet info: Turn each row with a ch. Increasing tip: For increases crochet 2 dc in the last but 1 dc. Decreasing tip (for the slope of the side): Dec 1 st each side as follows: Crochet the 2 outer most sc tog. Front piece: Read measurement tip! Diagram Do you need some help?