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Friday, 18 July 2014

Bougainvillea Doily Pattern

This is a little adaptation of a DESIGN I did a while back - I was going to scrap the pattern altogether as it just was not working for me - but then inspiration struck.    I changed a few rows, made it a bit smaller and VOILA!! 

Although I used DK cottons for all the doilies the different brands differ quite a bit in thickness - so adjust your hook size to suit your yarn.


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Materials:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK
Hook Size:  4.00mm
Size:   29cm in Diameter


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Materials:  Strawberries & Cream Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.50mm
Size:   33cm in Diameter
 
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Materials:  Strawberries & Cream Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.50mm
Size:   33cm in Diameter


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Materials:  Coffee Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.00mm
Size:   27cm in Diameter



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Materials:  Coffee Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.00mm
Size:   27cm in Diameter

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Special thanks to Erica Liebenberg for testing this pattern for me (with absolute lightening speed!!!) - As you can see kitty cat was quite impressed with the yarny goings on!


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Pattern Terms:
My patterns are all written in US terms

I have included this little chart to make it easier for my UK readers to reference the difference in stitch terms.


pattern terms conversion chart

Foundation:   4ch, sl st into first chain to form a circle OR make a magic ring 

Row 1:  4ch into same place as sl st (counts as 1dc, 1ch);  (1dc; 1ch into circle) x 11, sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (12 x 1dc; 1ch groups)

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Row 2:  Join yarn in any 1ch sp;  6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch);  (1dc into next 1ch sp, 3ch) x 11,  sl st into 3rd of 6ch at start to close.

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Row 3:  Join yarn in any 3ch space;  2ch, 3dc (4dc cluster) 6ch;  (4dc cluster into next 3ch space, 6ch) x 11;   sl st into top of 1st cluster to close.

Note:  a 4dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving last loops on your hook, repeat this 3 times more (five loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster

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Row 4:  Join yarn in any 6ch space; 1ch (counts as 1sc);  [12 dc into next 6ch sp (12dc group);   1sc into next 6ch sp] x5;  12dc into last 6ch space;  sl st into 1 ch at start to close.

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Row 5:   Join yarn into top of 2nd dc on any 12dc group;  4ch in same sp as join (counts as 1dc, 1ch);  1dc, 1ch into each of next 9dc (10dc group);  (1dc into 2nd dc on next 12dc group, 1ch;   1dc, 1ch into each of next 9dc) x 5;  sl st into 3rd of 4ch at start to close. 

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Row 6:  Join yarn into top of 2nd dc on any 10dc group;  5ch in same sp as join (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  1dc, 2ch into each of next 7dc (8dc group);  (1dc into 2nd dc on next 10dc group, 2ch;  1dc, 2ch into each of next 7dc) x 5;  sl st into 3rd of 5ch at start to close.

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Row 7:  Join yarn in first 2 ch sp of 8dc group,  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch),  1sc, 4ch into each of next six 2ch spaces (6 loop grouping);   (1sc, 4ch into first 2ch sp of 8dc group;  1sc, 4ch into each of next six 2ch spaces)  x 5;   sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close.

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Row 8:  Join yarn in first 4ch space of any 6 loop grouping;  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch); 1sc, 4ch into each of next four spaces; 1sc into next 4ch sp,  (5 loop grouping) 6ch; [1sc into first 4ch space on next 6 loop grouping, 4ch;   1sc, 4ch into each of next four 4ch sps; 1sc into next 4ch sp,  (5 loop grouping) 6ch] x 5;  sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close.

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Row 9:   Join yarn in first 4ch space of any 5 loop grouping;  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  1sc, 4ch into each of next three 4ch sps;  1sc into next 4ch space (4 loop grouping), 1ch;  [into 6ch space between loop groupings work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3; 2dc cluster, 1ch;  1sc into first 4ch space of next 5 loop grouping,  4ch;  1sc, 4ch into each of next three 4ch sps;  1sc into next 4ch space (4 loop grouping), 1ch] x 5;  into last 6ch space between groupings work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3; 2dc cluster, 1ch;   sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close;

Note:  a 2dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook, repeat this once more (three loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster

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Row 10:  Join yarn in first 4ch of any 4 loop grouping;  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  1sc, 4ch into each of next two 4ch spaces; 1sc into next 4ch space (3 loop grouping), 1ch;  [into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work one 2dc cluster, 2ch;  into 2ch sp between 2nd and 3rd 2dc cluster work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3;  into 2ch sp between 3rd and 4th 2dc clusters work one 2dc cluster, 1 ch;   1sc into first 4ch of 4 loop grouping, 4ch;  1sc, 4ch into each of next two 4ch spaces; 1sc into next 4ch sp (3 loop grouping), 1ch] x5;   into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work one 2dc cluster 2ch;  into 2ch sp between 2nd and 3rd 2dc cluster work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3;  into 2ch sp between 3rd and 4th 2dc clusters work 1 2dc cluster, 1 ch, sl st into 1st of 5ch a start to close.

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Row 11:  Join yarn in first 4ch of any 3 loop grouping,  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  1sc into next 4ch space, 4ch;  1sc into next 4ch space (2 loop grouping), 1ch [into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work 1 x 2dc cluster, 2ch;  (2dc cluster, 2ch, 2dc cluster, 2ch into next  space between 2dc clusters) x2;  2dc cluster in next space between clusters, 1ch;  (1sc in next 4ch space, 4ch) x2;  1ch] x 5;  into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work 1 x 2dc cluster, 2ch;  (2dc cluster, 2ch, 2dc, 2ch cluster into next  space between 2dc clusters) x2;  2dc cluster in next space between clusters; 1ch;  sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close

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(I did not have a problem with the Raeesah Cotton Soft but the Strawberries & Cream and the Coffee Cotton started to "pucker" a bit at this point - a puff of steam after each completed row sorted this out nicely though!)


Row 12:  Join yarn in 1ch sp before close sl st on Row 11;  3ch (counts as 1dc) in same 1ch sp as join;   5dc into  next two 4ch spaces;   1dc into next 1ch sp;   3hdc into 1st sp between clusters;  3sc into each of next 3 spaces between clusters;  3hdc into next space between clusters;   (1dc in next1ch sp;   5dc into  next 2 4ch spaces;   1dc into next 1ch sp;   3hdc into 1st sp between clusters;  3sc into each of next 3 spaces between clusters;  3hdc into next space between clusters) repeat to end;  sl st into 3rd of 3ch at start to close 


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Row 13:  Join yarn in same place as close sl st:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same place as join;   1dc into each of next 10dc;  2dc into next dc;  skip 3hdc;  2hdc into each of next 3sc;  skip 3sc;  2hdc into each of next 3sc, skip 3hdc;   (2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 10dc;  2dc into next dc;  skip 3hdc;   2hdc into each of next 3sc;  skip 3sc;  2hdc into each of next 3sc, skip 3hdc)

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Row 14 (edging):   join yarn with a sl st in any stitch,  1ch, sl st in next stitch, repeat to end

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Friday, 20 June 2014

Wild Flowers Scarf: Pattern

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As promised, the pattern for the MOM AND DAUGHTER CROCHET ALONG SCARF,   A.K.A. "The Wildflowers Scarf"!

PATTERN TERMS:   US

My patterns are all written in US terms - I have included this little chart to make it easier for my UK readers to reference the difference in stitch terms.



pattern terms conversion chart

Skill Level:  Easy

Approximate Time:  2 hours

Yarn:

I used Elle Escapade DK for the first scarf and Lollipop DK for the other two 

Any DK (8 ply / Light Worsted Weight) or Aran (10ply / Worsted Weight) Yarn would be suitable

Hook Size:

I used a 6.00mm for the foundation chains and a 5.50mm for the rest

Use whatever hook size suits your choice of yarn and your tension.

Size:  

Width - 13cm
Length - 164cm (excluding embellishments)

SCARF


Foundation:   with a 6.00mm hook crochet 24ch

Change to 5.50mm hook

(I use a slightly bigger hook to crochet the foundation chain - gives a more even start to the workpiece)


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Repeat Row 2 until scarf is required length (I made mine 164 cm - over 125 rows)

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Working across the length;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp post;   2dc into each post;   6dc into last post at end of row;

working across the width,  2dc into each 1ch sp;   6dc into last 1ch sp at end of row;

working across the length, 2dc into post directly after 6dc;   2dc into each post;   6dc into last post at end of row;

working across the width,  2dc into each 1ch sp,   3dc into same space as start 3ch, sl st into top of 3ch to close.   



I quite fancy the reverse single crochet although I have to admit it is a bit fiddly.     For a beginner a regular single crochet edging might be a more comfortable option.

The scarf can be worn as is or you can really go to town decorating it!!   Add a few wildflowers, or beaded braids / tassels!

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SMALL WILD FLOWER

Make a magic ring.

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into the ring,  5ch;   (2dc, 5ch) x4 (5 petals formed),  sl st into sp between 2dc to close;

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Row 2:   Join yarn in space between two dc (1ch; 6hdc into 5ch sp, 1ch, sl st into next sp between two dc) x5 (the last sl st being worked into the start 1ch);   break off yarn



LARGE WILD FLOWER
 
Make a magic ring.

Row 1:  4ch (counts as 1trc), 1trc into the ring,  5ch;   (2trc, 5ch) x4 (5 petals formed),  sl st into sp between 2dc to close;

Row 2Join yarn in space between two trc (2ch; 6dc into 5ch sp, 2ch, sl st into next sp between two trc) x5 (the last sl st being worked into the 1st of the 2ch at the start);   break off yarn
 


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Embellish your flowers with additional stitchwork, embroidery, beads and buttons!    (No rules!   Just have fun!)


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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sunny Flower Motif Table Runner

On Wednesday night I had literally worked myself into a little corner of my desk (and my brain!)

I had to get organised!

Started tidying away drawings into a folder, pattern scribbles into another folder, rolling up yarn and packing  WIP's and yarns into their bags or baskets!

I sat down to update my to-do-list - on which I only noted projects that can reasonably be completed within the next four weeks or so!



I LOVE a forcefully scribbled list!    Indicative of my absolute determination to work through such list - I have already crossed one item off!!    The BABY GROOVYGHAN - now washed, tumble-dried and folded neatly on a shelf in my craft room (until I can make up my mind how to display it).

The rest of my WIP's (tooooo many to mention) have been packed away until I have worked through my to-do-list!

It seemed most sensible to start with the items that were either closer to completion or would not take up that much time.

When I posted the  SUNNY FLOWER COASTERS  and my SUNNY FLOWER MINI MANDALA  Patterns in various Facebook Groups I had quite a few requests for variations on the patterns, and since those patterns are already written and tested, the variations are as good a place as any to start (as an added bonus I get to use up all the teeny tiny balls of leftover Raeesah before I dive into my new stash!)

yarn stash

SUNNY FLOWER MOTIF

My patterns are all written in US TERMS.   

conversion chart

Yarn:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (100% cotton) 
Hook: 4.00mm
Skill Level: 
Novice


Foundation:  4ch,  sl sl into 1st ch to form circle OR make a magic circle

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc) ;  11 dc into circle;  sl st into 3rd ch at start to close (12dc).   Break off yarn.


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Row 2:  Join yarn into top of any dc,  3ch (counts as 1dc) 1dc in same space as join (2dc grouping);  *2dc into top of each dc  (2dc grouping)* *to* to end;   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (24dc).  Break off yarn.

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Row 3:  Join yarn in space between any 2dc groups;  3ch (counts as 1st tr ),  2trc into next space as follows - work the first and second parts of the stitch leaving last loop on your hook, into next space work the first and second part of 1 trc leaving the last loop on your hook (four loops on hook).   Yarn over hook and draw through all the loops on your hook to form your cluster,  4ch;  (into same space as last trc, work 1st trc of 4trc cluster;  into next space work 2nd & 3rd tr of 4trc cluster;  into next space work the last st of 4trc cluster, 4ch) x 11 (12 x 4trc clusters made);   sl st into top of first cluster to close.   Break off yarn.






 

 

Row 4:    Join yarn in 4 ch space between clusters;  3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc, 1ch, 3dc in same 4ch sp as join;    (into next 4ch sp, 3dc, 1ch, 3dc) x 11,   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.

Joining the motifs:   Each motif is joined-as-you-go at 2 points (2 consecutive 1 ch spaces) on Row 4.   At the joining point 3dc, 1ch, on your working motif, 1sc into the motif you are joining to, 1ch, 3dc into your working motif

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Join as many as you like - to make a table runner or maybe even a shawl OR make the motifs on their own to use as coasters.

Edging: 

Join yarn in any 1ch space 2ch (counts as 1hdc), 2hdc, 3ch picot, 3hdc in same space as join;

(3ch picot;   into next 1ch space, 3hdc, 3ch picot, 3hdc) repeat this along the "solid" edge of your runner

When you reach the curve where your join would end if you were adding another motif made 3 x 3ch picots over the gap;   3hdc into the 1ch space where your join would start if you were adding another motif.

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 Repeat this all around until you react the start point, 3ch picot, sl st into the top of the start 2ch.    Break off yarn

A picot is formed by crocheting 3ch and then sl st into the 1st of the 3ch

 

Time to sit back and enjoy my handiwork with a nice mug of tea and a fresh Chelsea Bun!

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