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Friday, 29 April 2016

Beach Umbrella Mandala


Pattern Terms:   US

Skill Level:   Easy 

Materials:  600g Raeesah "Cotton Soft" DK (100% Cotton) (Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK is a good alternative) 

Hook:  4.00 mm 

Size:  40cm in diameter

crochet mandala

Foundation:  3ch, sl st to form a 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 )

Row 2:  Join yarn in sp between any 2 dc posts;   5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  (1dc into next space between dc posts, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 1dc, 2ch).   sl st into third of start 5ch to close.  Break off yarn

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join 2ch;  (3dc into next 2ch space, 2ch ) x 11.   (12 x 3dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.  Break off yarn

Row 4:   Join yarn in top of first dc on any 3dc grouping;    3ch (counts as 1dc);  2dc into next dc, 1dc into next dc, 2ch;   (1dc into first dc on next 3dc grouping, 2dc into next dc, 1dc into next dc, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 4dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 5:  Join yarn in top of first dc of any 4dc grouping;   3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into next dc;   1dc into space before next dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 2dc,   1dc into space before next dc;   1dc into each of next 2dc,  2ch) x 11.   (12 x 5dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 6:  Join yarn in top of first dc of any 5dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into next dc;  2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 2dc,  2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc, 2ch).   (12 x 6dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 7:  Join yarn in top of  1st dc of any 6dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into each of next 2dc,  1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 3dc,  1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 7dc, 2ch).  sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 8:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 7dc grouping;   3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into each of next 2dc, 2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 3dc,  2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 8dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 9:   Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 8dc grouping:   3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into each of next 3dc;  1dc into space before next dc,  1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 4dc, 1dc into space before next dc; 1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch) x 11.  (12 x 9dc, 2ch),   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn,.

Row 10:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 9dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 3dc, 2dc into next dc; 1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 4dc,  2dc into next dc, 1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch) x 11.  (12 x 10dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 11:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 10dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 4dc  1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 5dc, 1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch) x11.   (12 x 11dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 12:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 11dc grouping;  3ch(counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 4dc,  2dc into next dc, 1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 5dc, 2dc into next dc, 1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch) x11.  (12 x 12dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 13:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;  5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  [skip next space between dc posts (skip 2dc posts), 1dc into next space, 2ch] x5;   {1dc into next 2ch space, 2ch,  [skip next space between dc posts (skip 2dc posts), 1dc into next space, 2ch] x5} x11.  sl st into 3rd of start 5ch to close.  Break off yarn. 

Row 14:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp as join.  (2dc into next 2ch sp;  3dc into next 2ch sp) x35;  2dc into next 2ch sp;  sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   (36 x 3dc, 2dc groups).   Break off yarn. 

Row 15:   Join yarn in space between any 2dc and 3dc grouping:  5ch (counts as 1hdc, 3ch);  (1hdc into next space between groupings, 3ch) x71;  sl st into 2nd of 5ch start to close.   (72 x 3ch spaces).   Break off yarn. 

Row 16:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp above a 2dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same sp;  (3dc into next 3ch sp;  2dc into next 3ch sp) x35;  3dc into next 3ch sp;  sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   (36 x 2dc, 3dc groups.)   Break off yarn. 

Row 17:   Join yarn in space between any 2dc and 3dc grouping;  7ch (counts as 1trc, 3ch),  (1trc into next space between groupings, 3ch) x71;  sl st into 4th of start 7ch to close.  (72, trc, 3ch loops).   Break off yarn. 

Row 18:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp above a 2dc grouping, (6dc into next 3ch loop;  sl st into next 3ch loop) x35;  sl st into join to close.   (36 x 6dc shell, sl st groupings).   Break off yarn.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Pinwheel Flower

flower


PATTERN TERMS:    US

YARN:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK


HOOK:  4.00mm

flowers


Foundation:   3ch, sl st into start chain to form a ring OR make a magic ring

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 11dc into ring (12 dc), sl st into top of start 3ch to close.


Petals:    Join yarn with a sl st in any dc;  {10ch, sl st into 5th ch from hook (picot formed);  (1trc, 1dc, 1hdc into same dc);
(5ch, sl st into 1st ch (picot formed)] skip next dc;  sl st into next dc;  [10ch, sl st into 5th ch from hook (picot formed];  [1trc, 1dc, 1hdc into same dc]} x5
(5ch, sl st into 1st ch (picot formed); sl st into yarn join.   Break off yarn


Flower Centre:   Join yarn with a sl st around any dc post in Row 1;  [5ch, sl st into 1st ch (picot formed);   skip 1 dc, sl st around next dc post in Row 1] x5 (working your last sl st into the same space as your yarn join.      Break off yarn.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bunny Scarf with Pockets


bunny scarf


Pattern Terms:  US

Yarn:
150g Chunky Weight (12 ply/ Craft / Rug).      
Small quantities of DK (8ply / Light Worsted Weight) for features and embellishments.

Colour Suggestions:
Bunny Faces:     Cream, Brown, White, Grey or Beige
Bunny Ears (Inner Ear):    Pink, Cream, Grey, White, Brown;
Bunny Nose:   Use the same colour as the inner ear
Bunny Cheeks:   Use the same colour as the face 
Bunny Ears (Outer Ears) use the same colour as the face

I alternated a variegated with a solid yarn for the granny stripe panel as follows:     16 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 8 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 8 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 8 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 16 rows solid 

Hook Sizes:    6.50mm and 4.00mm

Embellishments:    2 x black beads or buttons for the eyes;   2 colourful buttons for the flower centres.


BUNNY FACE SQUARE:

Make 2
The first three rounds of the square (worked in a circle) form the Face of the Bunny

Start with a MAGIC RING

(alternatively crochet 3ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to form a circle)

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  11 dc into the magic ring;  sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close round (12dc);    Pull the beginning tail to tighten the ring

Row 2:  sl st into first space between dc; 3ch (counts as 1dc) 1dc in same space as join (2dc grouping);  [2dc into each sp between dc on the previous round (2dc grouping)] x11;   sl st into 3rd of start 3ch  to close round (24dc)
 

Row 3:  3ch (counts as 1dc). 1dc into same place as sl st, 1dc into top of next dc;  (2dc into top of next dc, 1dc into next top of next dc) x11 (36dc);   sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close round    Break off yarn.

Row 4:  Working in back loops only, join yarn in bl of any dc;   3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into same bl (3dc group);   skip 2 dc,   3dc into bl of next dc;   [skip 2dc;   (3trc, 2ch, 3trc into bl of next dc) (corner formed);    (skip 2dc;   3dc into bl of next dc) x2] repeat x3;  skip 2 dc;   (3trc, 2ch, 3trc into bl of next dc);   sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close round 

bunny scarf

GRANNY STRIPE PANEL: 

Row 1:    With right side facing, join yarn in any corner 2ch on your Bunny Face Square;    3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join;   (3dc into space between 3dc groups) x3;   3dc into corner 2ch,   turn work

bunny scarf

Row 2:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x4;   1ch, 1dc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn work 

Row 3:   3ch (counts as 1dc);   2dc into 1ch space;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 3;   3dc into space at end of row;   turn work

Even Rows 4 - 86 (Repeat Row 2)
Odd Rows 3 - 87 (Repeat Row 3)

Row 88:    3ch;   sl st into corner two chain on the wrong side of 2nd Bunny Face Square;    1ch;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings on the Granny Stripe Panel,   sl st into space between 3dc groupings on the wrong side of the 2nd Bunny Face Square);   3dc into space between next 3dc groupings on the Granny Stripe Panel;  1ch;  sl st into 2ch corner space on the wrong side of the 2nd Bunny Face Square;   1dc into top of 3ch at end of row.    Break off yarn.


bunny scarf

NOSE
Make 2 x pompoms in the same colour as the inner ear, trim to size and attach one to each of the centres of the Bunny Face Squares.

bunny scarf

BUNNY CHEEKS
Make 4 x pompoms in the same colour as the face;  trim to be a bit bigger than the nose and attach one just under the nose on either side.

bunny scarf

EARS 
Working on the right side of the unattached end of the Bunny Face Square, mark the centre two stitches above the nose on the last row of the face with a stitch marker. NOTE:  I worked the inner ears with DK yarn and the outer ears with Chunky

Using the 4.00mm hook work as follows:

Left Inner Ear:  
Join contrasting yarn in top loop of first stitch to the left of the marker.   

Row 1:   2ch (counts as 1hdc);  1hdc in same place as join;  3dc into front loop of next dc;  3trc into front loop of next dc;   (8 stitches).   Turn work

Row 2:  3ch (counts as 1dc);   1dc into top of next 6 stitches;   1dc into top of 3ch at start of previous row (8 dc).   Turn work

Row 33ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row;   turn work (6 dc).   Turn work 

Row 43ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc x 2;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 5:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  work 1dc into next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 63ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into next dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (3dc).   Break off yarn

Right Inner Ear:  
Join contrasting yarn in front loop of third dc to the right of the marker.   

Row 1:   4ch (counts as 1trc); 2trc in same place as join;   3dc into front loop of next dc;  2hdc into front loop of next dc (8 stitches).   Turn work


Row 2:  3ch (counts as 1dc);   1dc into top of next 6 stitches;   1dc into top of 3ch at start of previous row (8 dc).   Turn work

Row 33ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row;   turn work (6 dc).   Turn work 

Row 43ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc x 2;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 5:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  work 1dc into next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 63ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into next dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (3dc).   Break off yarn

bunny scarf

Outer Ears:
Join yarn in front loop of first dc to the right of the inner ear - repeat for both ears

1ch;    2hdc into side of first post on Row 1;   
2dc into the side of the first post on Rows 2 - 5 of the inner ear;
3dc, 2trc into the side of the first post on Row 6;
2trc, 3dc into the side of the last post on Row 6;
2dc into side of last post on Rows 5 - 2;
2hdc into side of last post on Row 1
Sl st into front loop of first dc to the left to finish ear.  Break off yarn.

bunny scarf

NOTE:  The bunny ears are quite floppy so you might want to tack the ears to the square with an invisible stitch or two.

EYES
Crochet 2 Half Ovals as follows:

Foundation:   Make a magic ring.

Row 1:   1ch (1hdc, 1dc, 2trc, 1dc, 1hdc, sl st) into ring.    Break off yarn.   Tighten ring.

Secure one just above the nose on either side.     Attach a black bead or button  to the foundation of the half oval.


BOW  
Piece A:  

Row 1:   18ch, 1dc into 4th ch from hook;   1dc into each chain to end, turn work

Rows 2 - 3;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into top of each dc from the previous row;   1dc into top of 3ch at start of previous row, turn work

Break off yarn at the end of Row 3

Piece B: 
Row 1:   10ch;   1dc into fourth chain from hook;  1 ch into each of next 6ch (8dc).    Break off yarn.

Fold Piece B over Centre of Piece A and secure tightly to form a bow.

FLOWER
Make 2

Make a Magic Ring

(3ch, 3dc, 3ch sl st into ring) x 5.    Break off yarn
Attach to one of the Bunny Ears and embellish with a button!

EDGING
The pockets are made with the edging as follows:

Fold the Bunny Face Square over (with the right side facing you) along the join with the Granny Stripe Panel

insert hook in bottom corner through both layers (4ch, 1trc, sl st through first space between 3dc groups and corresponding 4ch space on granny stripe panel) x 4 (4ch, 1trc, sl st into 4ch space on granny stripe panel) x35 (4ch, 1trc, sl st through next space between 3dc groups and corresponding 4ch space on granny stripe panel) x5

Repeat on opposite side.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Neon Shawl




I crochet very fast and never have a problem finishing something quickly or getting my orders out on time!

This does, however, make me a very, very bad blogger!     Once my hands get going I forget to take photos or write down the pattern.   At this stage there are almost 60 patterns on my to-do list.   

One of my resolutions for 2015 is to work through THOSE old patterns (and ideas) before I allow myself to come up with anything else (not sure how much success I will have there - but I am determined to persist!!!)

The Neon Shawl is something I made in OCTOBER 2013.     It is one of those practical pieces that matches with most of my casual clothing - and it is just perfect to drape around the shoulders while socialising outside at night!  

The Neon effect is achieved by alternating colour stripes between dark grey and black stripes.     Very simple!      You can use any DK acrylic!    The colours do not need to be an exact match, and you will find that most brands stock colours similar to the ones I used.

The pattern is exactly the same as the Cosmos Fields Shawl (apart from the stripe composition and edging) - so here goes:

THE NEON SHAWL PATTERN


Yarn:    100% Acrylic DK

Colours: Black,  Dark Grey,  Pink, Bright Pink, Peach, Red, Lemon, Lime, Mint, Jade, Aqua, Turquoise, Baby Blue, Lilac

Special Stitch

Picot:    A picot is formed by crocheting 3ch then sl st into the top of the last dc

Stripe Composition:
Rows 1 - 4 Dark Grey
Row 5 - Pink
Rows  6 - 7 Dark Grey
Rows 8 - 9  Black
Row 10  Bright Pink
Rows 11 - 12 Black
Rows 13 - 14 Dark Grey
Row 15 Peach
Rows 16 - 17 Dark Grey
Rows 18 - 19 Black
Row 20 - Red
Rows 21 - 22 Black
Rows 23 - 34 Dark Grey
Row 25 Lemon
Rows 26 - 27 Dark Grey
Rows 28 - 29 Black
Row 30 Lime
Rows 31 - 32 Black
Rows 33 - 34 Dark Grey
Row 35 Mint
Rows 36 - 37 Dark Grey
Rows 38 - 29 Black
Row 40 Jade
Rows 41 - 42 Black
Rows 43 - 44 Dark Grey
Row 45 Aqua
Rows 46 - 47 Dark Grey
Rows 48 - 49 Black
Row 50 - Turquoise
Rows 51 - 52 Black
Rows 53 - 54  Dark Grey
Rows 55 Baby Blue
Rows 56  Grey
Row 57 Lilac
Rows 58 - 63 Black


Hook:   5.50mm 

Foundation & Rows 1 - 55 Follow the pattern for the COSMOS FIELDS SHAWL (using the above stripe composition) repeating the last row twice more for Rows 56 - 57.

Border:

Rows 58 - 59 (follow the pattern for Rows 56 - 57 of the Cosmos Fields Shawl)

Row 60 - 62:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch), 2dc into 1ch sp;  [3dc (3dc group) into space before next dc group] repeat this until you reach the point (corner);    (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch;  [3dc (3dc group) into next 3ch space] repeat this to the end of the row - working 2dc; 1ch, 1dc into the chain space at the end of the row 

Edging:  3ch (counts as 1dc), (1dc, picot, 1dc into 1ch space at start of row);  (sl st into space before next dc group;   2dc, picot, 1dc into same space as sl st] repeat this until you reach the point (corner);    (sl st into corner 3ch;   2dc, picot, 1dc into same space as sl st);  (sl st into space before next dc group;   2dc, picot, 1dc into same space as sl st) repeat this to the last 3 stitches and sl st into the 1ch space at the end of the row 

(We are now going to do the base edging - the longest side of the triangle which is formed as you do your rows) Into same 1ch space work 3hdc;  sl st into side of first dc post, (2ch, 1hdc, sl st into side of next dc post) repeat to last dc post, 3hdc, sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to end.

Friday, 2 January 2015

The Rally Scarf


Happy New Year!!!!

In celebration of the New Year my son designed a new logo for me and I am sharing my latest and first pattern for 2015!!!

This scarf is very addictive to make - and being so economical and easy too you could make as many as you feel inspired to!


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.



Skill Level:  Easy


Approximate Time:  3 hours

Yarn:   Any DK (8 ply / Light Worsted Weight)

Acrylic;  Courtelle;  Acrylic / Wool;  Acrylic / Wool / Tweed are all suitable types for this scarf

Amount Required:  100g (2 x 50g balls) / 300metres / 330 yards - this was sufficient across three different types of DK yarn

15g / 45 metres / 50 yards of a contrasting colour for the edging 

Hook Size I used a 5.00mm hook

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


Length: 140cm (excluding the braids)


Width:  25cm (from straight edge to centre point)


crochet scarf
Elle Rustica DK - Saddle (acrylic / wool / tweed)

Lollipop DK Colours - 0016 (100% Acrylic)

Elle Family Print DK - Sushi (100% Courtelle)

Elle Kidz DK - Dino Dudes (100% Acrylic)
Elle Kidz DK - Magic Potion (100% Acrylic)

PATTERN NOTES:   


This is a "long triangle scarf".    Shaping is done on one side of the scarf only.    The top edge remains straight.

The pattern repeat is 1 row hdc;   1 row dc - worked over Rows 4 - 7 for the "Increase" half of the scarf.

You will be increasing at the start of every dc row.  The last stitch on every hdc row is worked into the 3rd the start 3ch (the increase) where your previous row was dc (if you miss working into this your scarf is going to be oddly shaped)

The pattern repeat of 1 row hdc;   1 row dc  - is worked over Rows 8 - 11 for the "Decrease" half of the scarf.

You will be decreasing at the end of every hdc row.

Foundation:   4ch

Row 1:  1hdc into 3rd ch from hook;   1hdc into next ch (2ch at start counts as 1hdc) = 3hdc;   turn

triangle scarf

Row 2:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into space between hdc (2dc "V");    2dc into next space between hdc (2dc "V");   turn

triangle scarf
  
Row 3:  2ch (counts as 1hdc); 1hdc into "V" ;   2hdc into next "V";  turn

triangle scarf

Row 4:   3ch (counts as 1dc increase);  2dc into each "v";   turn

triangle scarf

Row 5:  2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to last "V";  1hdc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn

triangle scarf

Row 6:  3ch (counts as 1dc increase), 1dc into space before first "v";  2dc into each "v";   turn

triangle scarf

Row 7:   2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to end of row;   turn

triangle scarf

Repeat Rows 4 - 7 until your work is approximately 70cm long, omitting Row 7 on your last repeat (in other words, your last pattern repeat will be Rows 4, 5 and 6)

triangle scarf

Row 8 - 2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to last "v";   crochet 2hdc together (dec);   turn

triangle scarf

Row 9 - 3ch (counts as 1dc);  2dc into each "v" to end of row;   turn

 triangle scarf

Row 10 - 2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to "v" before last "v" (2nd last v);   crochet 2hdc together (dec);   1hdc into top of 3ch at start of previous row;   turn

triangle scarf

Row 11 - 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into space before first "v" (counts as first "v");  2dc into each "v";   turn

triangle scarf

Repeat Rows 8 - 11 until there are 3 stitches left, omitting Row 11 on your last repeat (in other words, your last pattern repeat will be Rows 8, 9 and 10).  Break off yarn.

triangle scarf

Edging:   Join contrasting colour to end post on any dc row.    3ch, 1dc into same space as join, skip next hdc row, sl st into side post on next dc row;  (3ch, 1dc into same space as sl st, skip next hdc row, sl st into side post on next dc row) repeat around all edges of scarf ending with a sl st into same place as start

Braids:  Pull a double strand of yarn through a stitch at the end of your scarf (until you have two equal lengths).    Start twisting both lengths in the same direction.   Once they are tightly twisted, hold them together and gently guide them to twist in the opposite direction.    Knot the end of the braid.

I added three of similar (not exact) lengths to each end.

Flowers:   Add a PANSY or a button or two at each end and you are good to go!


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Thank you so very much to Leanne Nisha and Laura Brozo for testing the pattern for me, and Michelle Westlund for proof reading the pattern!    

This one was made by Leanne Nisha of GUMNUT CROCHET 


 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Granny Star Pattern: Print Friendly Version

crochet stars
GRANNY STAR PATTERN

My patterns are all written in US TERMS

The Photo Tutorial for this Pattern can be found HERE


 


YARN:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK
(This is a matter of choice - as gauge does not really matter here, you could use anything from cotton floss to t-shirt yarn, depending on how you are going to use your stars)

HOOK SIZE:  4.00mm
(here again use whatever hook you are comfortable with for your choice of yarn)

Foundation:   5ch, sl st into 1st chain to form a circle.

Row 1:  3ch into same place as sl st (counts as 1dc), 2dc into the circle, 3ch;   (3dc into the circle, 3ch) x4;  sl st into the top of 3ch at start to close;   break off yarn

Row 2:   Join yarn in any 3ch sp;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 3ch, 3dc into same place as join;   (3dc, 3ch, 3dc into next 3ch sp) x4;  sl st into the top of 3ch at start to close;   break off yarn.


Row 3:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 4ch, 3dc into same place as join; 1sc spike into top of "middle" dc on row 1;  (3dc, 4ch, 3dc into next 3ch sp;   1sc spike into top of "middle dc on row 1) x4;   sl st into the top of 3ch at start to close;   break off yarn.

Row 4:  Join yarn in space to the left of any sc spike; 1ch (counts as 1sc) in same sp as join;  1sc in space between next 2dc;   3sc into 4ch sp;   15ch, sl st into top of last sc; 3sc into 4ch sp;  1sc in space between next 2dc;  (1sc into sp before dc spike;   1 picot; 1sc into sp after dc spike;  1sc in space between next 2dc;   3sc into 4ch sp;   1 picot; 3sc into 4ch sp;  1sc in space between next 2dc) x 4;   1 picot, sl st into 1ch at start to close;   break off yarn

Note:   A picot is formed by crocheting 3ch then sl st into the top of the last sc, in exactly the same way as the 15ch loop is made.     The 15ch loop can be replaced with a 3ch picot if you want to use the star for an applique. 

Work in ends.  Depending on the yarn used and your tension you may need to block your star (a puff of steam and a gentle flattening with palm is usually sufficient)