Thursday, 28 February 2013

Caron International - Free Fancy Shells Wrap Crochet Pattern

 

Fancy Shells Wrap

with

designed by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Wrap measures approximately 32"/81.5cm wide x 72"/183cm long

MATERIALS

Caron International's One Pound (100% Acrylic; 16oz/454g, 812yds/742m):

Shown in two different colorways:
#517 Rose: 1 skein or
#566 Leaf Green: 1 skein

One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge

Yarn needle

GAUGE

Gauge is not critical for this project.

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)

SPECIAL STITCH

2-dc Cl: Two double crochet cluster— Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

3-dc Cl: Three double crochet cluster— Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; [yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times; yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Fhdc: Foundation half double crochet (This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of half double crochet stitches in one) –
Step 1: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 3, yarn over, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook (the "half double crochet").
Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook into the "chain" of the previous stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook (the "half double crochet"). Repeat step 2 for the length of foundation.

V-st: V-stitch—(Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch.

Cl-V: Cluster V-stitch—(2-dc Cl, ch 2, 2-dc Cl) in indicated stitch.

WRAP
Fhdc 211. Note: If you prefer to begin wrap with a traditional foundation chain, work as follows: Ch 212. Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—211 hdc. Then proceed to Row 1 of instructions.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), (3-dc Cl, ch 2, 3-dc Cl) in first st, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, [ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st] 3 times, *ch 1, sk next 3 sts, (3-dc Cl, [ch 2, 3-dc Cl] 3 times) in next st, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, [ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st] 3 times; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, (3-dc Cl, ch 2, 3-dc Cl, ch 1, dc) in last st, turn—14 cluster groups and 1 half cluster group at each end.

Row 2: Ch 4, dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, (dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next 2 ch-sps, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, *[(dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1] 2 times, (dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps; repeat from * across to 1 ch-sp before turning ch, (dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1, dc in turning ch-sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, [sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 2 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, V-st in next sc, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, *[sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 5 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, V-st in next sc, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps; repeat from * across to 2 ch-sps before turning ch, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sc in turning ch-sp, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 2, sc in next ch-sp] 2 times, ch 3, sk next ch-sp, Cl-V in next ch-sp (ch-sp of V-st), ch 3, sk next ch-sp, *[sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 4 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sk next ch-sp, Cl-V in next ch-sp, ch 3, sk next ch-sp; repeat from * across to last 2 ch-sps, [sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 2 times, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, *sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp, (3-dc Cl, [ch 2, 3-dc Cl] 3 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp, *[sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 3 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp, (3-dc Cl, [ch 2, 3-dc Cl] 3 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp; repeat from * across to last 2 ch-sps, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, [(dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1] 2 times, (dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, *sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, [(dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1] 2 times, (dc, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 4, dc in first sc, *ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, [sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 5 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sk next 2 ch-sps, V-st in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.

Row 8: Ch 4, 2-dc Cl in first ch-sp, ch 3, sk next ch-sp, [sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 4 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sk next ch-sp, *Cl-V in next ch-sp, ch 3, sk next ch-sp, [sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 4 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sk next ch-sp; repeat from * across to turning ch, 2-dc Cl in turning ch-sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning, turn.

Row 9: Ch 4, (3-dc Cl, ch 2, 3-dc Cl) in first ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp, [sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 3 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp, *(3-dc Cl, [ch 2, 3-dc Cl] 3 times) in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp, [sc in next ch-sp, ch 2] 3 times, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sk next ch-sp; repeat from * across to turning ch, (3-dc Cl, ch 2, 3-dc Cl) in turning ch-sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Rows 10–25: Repeat Rows 2–9 twice.

Rows 26–31: Repeat Rows 2–7.

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next ch-sp, sc in next dc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, [sc in next sc, sk next ch-sp] 5 times, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in next dc, *sc in next ch-sp, sc in next dc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, [sc in next sc, sk next ch-sp] 5 times, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in next dc; repeat from * across to turning ch, sc in turning ch-sp, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired.


 

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Monday, 25 February 2013

Free Crochet Pattern - Celtic Afghan

Image of Celtic Afghan

I love this blanket it looks knitted not crocheted.

Three classic cable patterns give this project lots of character and style.

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L20303

Rating:
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SKILL LEVEL: Easy +

SIZE: One Size

About 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Gold Coast Shawl Hairpin Lace Crochet Patterns

 

Another great pattern from FreeVintageCrochet.com

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"DAWN" POMPADOUR
or
"DAWN" BABY YARN
or
"DAWN" INFANTS WOOL
5 ozs. Pink or color desired.
1—4 inch Hairpin Staple.
Plastic crochet hook No. 2.

HAIRPIN LACE: Make a loop at end of yarn and place 1 prong of staple in loop just made, insert hook in loop, wind yarn around right prong of hairpin staple, yarn over hook and draw through loop keeping work at center, * drop loop from hook, turn staple ½ turn to the left, pick up the dropped loop at center, yarn over hook and pull through loop, insert hook through top part of loop on left hand prong, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops completing the single crochet, repeat from * for length desired. Work a length of hairpin lace having 352 loops on each side of staple, cut yarn.
Work 4 more strips in same manner. Join yarn in 2 loops of first length and work 1 s c in same space, * ch 1, 1 s c over 2 corresponding loops of second length, ch 1, 1 s c over next 2 loops of first length, repeat from * across length, cut yarn. Join 3rd strip to 2nd strip and 4th strip to 3rd strip and 5th strip to 4th strip in same manner.
EDGE: Working across side edge of stole, join yarn in 2 end loops of stole, 1 s c in same space, * ch 4, slip st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, 1 s c over next 2 loops, repeat from * across side, cut yarn. Work opposite side in same manner.
TASSELS: Wind yarn 20 times over a 3 inch cardboard, cut one end, tie in center, then tie about ½ inch down from top. Work 17 more tassels in same manner and attach to short ends of scarf as illustrated.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Granny’s Classic Throw Crochet Pattern - Red Heart

It’s fun to crochet this classic with new yarns and an array of colors. Follow our list of colors or get creative with your own colors! It’s a great way to whittle down your stash.

Granny’s Classic Throw

Project Number:
LW3119

Designed By:
Mary Jane Protus

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Category:

  • Crochet

Project Type:

  • Afghans / Throws

Supplies:

RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball each 4601 Off White A, 9520 Seafoam C, 3720 Lavender F, 4422 Tangerine G, 2515 Turquoise H, 9522 Leaf I, 3729 Grape J; and 2 balls each 1882 Toast B, 4420 Guacamole D, 4608 Wine E.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook:
6.5mm [US K-10.5]
Yarn needle

Size:

Throw measures 54½” x 65” (138 x 165 cm)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 9 rounds = 10½” (16.7 cm) across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

Required Redheart Products

Click here to get the free pattern @ RedHeart

Monday, 11 February 2013

Bernat: L'il Firebreath–Crochet Pattern

Crochet L'il Firebreath in Bernat Cottontots for a fun, squishy, and huggable gift! L'il Firebreath is the perfect alternative to a real dragon because he won't turn your back deck into ash.

Crochet L'il Firebreath in Bernat Cottontots for a fun, squishy, and huggable gift! L'il Firebreath is the perfect alternative to a real dragon because he won't turn your back deck into ash.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 11" [28 cm] tall.

MATERIALS
Bernat Cottontots (100 g /3.5 oz; 156 m/171 yds)
Main Color (MC): Catnip (90711) 1 ball
Contrast A: Seakiss (90742) 1 ball

Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. Small piece of white felt and black felt for eyes. Craft glue.

GAUGE
15 sc and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
Sl st(s) = Slip stitch(es)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
Yoh = Yarn over hook

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Join all rnds with sl st to first sc.

Head
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 32 sc.
6th rnd: As 4th rnd.
7th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join. 40 sc.
Next 8 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 32 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 8 sts.
Fasten off.
Stuff Head.

Snout
With MC, ch 5.
1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 3 sc in last sc. Working into rem loops of foundation ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join. 10 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (2 sc in next sc)3 times. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (2 sc in next sc) twice. Join. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (2 sc in next sc) 4 times. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (2 sc in next sc) 3 times. Join. 24 sc.
Next 4 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Fasten off at end of last rnd. Stuff Snout and sew to front of Head as shown in picture.

Nostrils (make 2)
With A, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. Fasten off.
Sew Nostrils to front of Snout as shown in picture.

Body
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 32 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 40 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 48 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Join. 56 sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Rep last rnd 9 times more.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 48 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 40 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 32 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sc.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 18 sts.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join. Fasten off at end of last rnd.
Stuff Body.

Belly
With A, ch 7.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 6 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sl st in each sc across. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, 1 sc in each sl st across. Turn.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 4 times more, then 2nd row once.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, 2 sc in first sl st. 1 sc in each sl st to last sl st. 2 sc in last sl st. Turn. 8 sc.
Next row: Ch 1. Sl st in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 14 sc at end of last row.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, 1 sc in each sl st across. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sl st in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops of sl sts only, sc2tog. 1 sc in each sl st to last 2 sl sts. Sc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Sl st in each st across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 6 sts at end of last row. Fasten off.
Sew Belly to Body as shown in picture.

Arms (make 2)
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 16 sc.
3rd to 6th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
7th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog) 4 times. Join. 12 sts.
8th to 14th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join.
Fasten off at end of last rnd.
Stuff ends of Arms lightly.

Tail
With MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) twice. Join. 6 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 12 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 4 times. Join. 16 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 4 times. Join. 20 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
Rep last rnd 8 times more. Fasten off.
Stuff Tail.

Scales
With A, ch 33.
1st row: 5 dc in 3rd ch from hook. *Miss next ch. Sl st in next ch. Miss next ch. 5 dc in next ch. Rep from * to last 2 ch. Miss next ch. Sl st in last ch.
Fasten off.

Horns (make 2)
Note: Work in back loops of sts throughout.
With A, ch 12. Join with sl st to first ch, taking care not to twist ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join. 12 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. Join. 10 sts.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. Join. 8 sts.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join. 6 sts.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 3 times. Join. Fasten off. Thread end through rem loops and fasten securely.
Stuff Horns and sew to top of Head as shown in picture.

FINISHING
Attach Head to Body. Sew Arms to sides of Body as shown in picture. Sew Tail to back of Body. Sew Scales along back of Dragon Body and Tail. Cut eyes from white and black felt. Glue eye pieces to front of Head as shown in picture.

This pattern can be completed with one of the following Bernat yarns:

Bernat Cottontots

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Canadiana - Circles Afghan (crochet) - Patons Yarn

Large and small pop color circle motifs add a modern feel to this afghan. Shown in Patons Canadiana.

Large and small pop color circle motifs add a modern feel to this afghan. Shown in Patons Canadiana.

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 51" x 61" [129.5 x 155 cm].

MATERIALS
Patons® Canadiana™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 187 m/205 yds)
Contrast A Toasty Grey (10012) 3 balls
Contrast B Raspberry (10413) 2 balls
Contrast C Crantini (10522) 1 ball
Contrast D Burnt Orange (10630) 1 ball
Contrast E Lime Juice (10712) 2 balls
Contrast F Burgundy (10430) 2 balls
Contrast G Fool's Gold (10610) 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension.

TENSION
14 sc and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm].

STITCH GLOSSARY
www.patonsyarns.com/abbreviations
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
Tr = Treble crochet
WS = Wrong side
Yoh = Yarn over hook

INSTRUCTIONS
SMALL MOTIF (make 12 each with B, C, D and G as Color 1; make 24 each with E and F as Color 1) (See diagram on page 2).
Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc.
With Color 1, ch 3.
1st rnd: 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first hdc.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 16 hdc.
3rd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in next hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 24 hdc.
4th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each of last 2 hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 32 hdc.
5th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 3 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Join A with sl st to first hdc. 40 hdc.
6th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next hdc. *1 hdc in next hdc. 1 dc in next hdc. 1 tr in next hdc. (3 tr. Ch 2. 3 tr) in next hdc. 1 tr in next hdc. 1 dc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc.** 1 sc in each of next 3 hdc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in last hdc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

LARGE MOTIF (make 6) (See diagram on page 2).
With B, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. Work 12 sc in ring. Join A with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *1 dc in next sc. Ch 1. Rep from * around. Join B with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4. 24 sts (including ch-1 sps).
3rd rnd: With B, sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same sp as last sl st. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – beg-cl made. *Ch 2. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – 4dc-cl made. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Join with sl st to top of beg-cl.
4th rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. (Beg-cl. Ch 2. 1 dc) in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 2. (4dc-cl. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Join with sl st in top of beg-cl.
5th rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Beg-cl in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 2. 4dc-cl in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around, ending with ch 2. Join with sl st in top of beg-cl. 24 clusters.
6th rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Miss next 4dc-cl. 3 sc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around. Join A with sl st to first sc. 72 sc.
7th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. 1 tr in next sc. (3 tr. Ch 2. 3 tr) in next sc. 1 tr in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc.** 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
8th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each st to next ch-2 sp. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each st to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
9th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following diagram, join Motifs tog as follows:
Place RS of Motifs tog. Join A with sl st through corresponding ch-2 corner sps. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 row of sc to next ch-2 corner sp. Fasten off.
Join Strips of Motifs tog in same manner.

Edging: 1st rnd: (RS). Join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work 1 sc in each st evenly around outer edge, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp. Join B with sl st to first sc. Break A.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

This pattern can be completed with one of the following Patons yarns:

Patons Canadiana

Download Free Pattern Details - Canadiana - Circles Afghan (crochet) - Patons Yarn

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Daffodil Hanger - Crochet Patterns

 

MATERIALS:
J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Pearl Cotton, Size 5: 2 balls of No. 26 Nile Green, or
J. & P. Coats "Knit-Cro-Sheen": 1 ball of No. 26 Nile Green, and
J. & P. Coats or Clark' O.N.T. Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Size 30:
Small Ball:
J. & P. Coats—1 ball of No. 43 Dk. Yellow, or
Clark's O.N.T.—1 ball of No. 43 Dk. Yellow, or
J. & P. Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Size 30: 1 ball of No. 43 Dk. Yellow, or
Clark's Big Ball Three Cord Mercerized Crochet, Size 30: 1 ball of No. 43 Dk. Yellow.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hooks No. 7 and 10.
½ yard of green satin ribbon, 1 inch wide. A wooden dress hanger.

COVER ... Starting at narrow edge with Nile Green and No. 7 hook, ch 12. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 2, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: Dc in first sc, * sc in next sp, 3 dc in next sc (shell made). Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last sp. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: * Sc in center of next shell, ch 3. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows until piece is length of hanger. Break off. Slip center over hook of hanger and sew securely in place. Wind thread tightly around hook and sew ends securely in place.
DAFFODIL (Make 2) ... Starting at base of Daffodil, with Dk. Yellow and No. 10 hook, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 4, 11 tr in ring. Sl st in top of ch-4. 2nd rnd: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, * tr in next 2 tr, 2 tr in next tr (1 tr increased). Repeat from * around. Join. 3rd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, sc in each tr around. 4th rnd: Sc in each sc around. 5th to 15th rnds incl: Sc in each sc around, increasing 2 sc evenly in each rnd, being careful that increases do not fall over each other. 16th rnd: Ch 4, tr in each sc around. Join. 17th and 18th rnds: Ch 4, tr in each st around, increasing 3 tr evenly around. Join. 19th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 5, sc in next tr. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc. Break off.
PETAL (Make 6) ... Starting at base of petal, ch 18. Join with sl st to form ring.
FIRST PETAL ... 1st row: Ch 4, 4 tr in ring. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: Tr in first tr, tr in next 3 tr, 2 tr in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn. 3rd and 4th rows: Tr in first tr, tr in each tr across, 2 tr in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn. 5th row: Skip first tr, tr in each tr and in top of turning chain. Ch 4, turn. 6th row: Skip first tr, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make tr in next 2 tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (a joint tr made), tr in next 4 tr; holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make tr in next tr and tr in top of turning chain and complete joint tr as before. Ch 4, turn. 7th row: Skip first tr, hold­ing back on hook the last loop of each tr make tr in next tr and in each following tr, tr in top of turning chain, thread over and draw through all loops on hook. Break off.
SECOND PETAL ... Attach thread to ring, ch 4, 4 tr in ring, ch 4, turn and complete as for First Petal. Make 4 more petals in this manner.
Attach thread at base of petal, 2 sc in sp, 3 sc in next sp, in next sp make 2 sc and 3 half dc; 5 dc in next sp, 7 dc in next sp, in next sp make 3 half dc and 2 sc, 4 dc in top sp. Work along side to correspond. Con­tinue in this manner all around outer edges of all petals.
STAMENS ... Starting at base with Dk. Yellow, chain 9, * thread over, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook and draw loop through, (thread over, insert hook in same place and draw loop through) twice; thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 5, sl st in first ch made, ch 8. Repeat from * once more, thread over, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook and draw loop through, (thread over, insert hook in same place and draw loop through) twice; thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 5, sl st in first ch made. Break off.
Insert flower through ring of petals and sew in place. Sew stamens in place. Starch flowers lightly and press. Tie ribbon into bow around hook of hanger. Sew Daffodils to ends of ribbon.

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