Thursday, May 31, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Sea Wave Blanket




Materials:
Yarn: scraps of wool, angora, mohair, acrylic (fingering/sock weight) in white color and shades of blue
Hook: 3 mm (US C/2)
Yarn needle to sew/weave in ends

Finished Size: 
71'' (180cm) long, 59'' (150cm) wide 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Green Apple Bolero


Materials:
● Yarn: Anna 16 by Seam, Lace: 100% Cotton 579 yards (529 m) / 100 grams
● Hook: 1.75-2.0 mm

Finished Size: Small/Medium. To fit bust sizes 33”-36” (85-90cm) and upper arm circumference 12” (30cm).
Gauge: 2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) = 1 square motif


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Coffee Flower Coasters




Materials:
● Yarn: Kable by Moscow Yarn Company, Lace / 2 ply, 100% Cotton, 470 yards / 100 grams
(8.4m (9.1 yards) - brown, 7.25m (7.9 yards) - white)
● Hook: US C/2 (3.0 mm)
● Stitch holder/marker


Finished Size: approx. 10cm (4 inches) in diameter


Abbreviations (US):
ch — chain, ch sp — chain space, dc — double crochet, sc — single crochet, sl st — slip stitch,
st(s) — stitch(es), tc — treble crochet, () — work directions in brackets as many times as
specified.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free Pattern: Bullion Stitch Heart Motifs

ABBREVIATIONS (U.S. TERMS)

ch - chain
dc - double crochet
dtr - double treble crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
tr - treble crochet
() - work directions in brackets as many times as specified.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Bullion st: Yo 5 times, insert hook in magic loop, yo and pull through, yo and pull through all loops on hook, yo, pull through loop on hook to secure st.

Htr (half treble crochet): Yo twice, insert hook into indicated sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through all three loops.

Hdtr (half double treble crochet): Yo three times, insert hook into indicated sp, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through two loops) twice, yo, pull through all three loops.

INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1: Make a magic ring. Ch 3, 16 bullion sts in ring, ch 3, sl st in ring. Do not turn.

Round 2: Ch 5, 1 dc in space between first and next bullion st, (ch 1, 1 dc in next sp) twice, ch 2, 1 htr in next sp, ch 1, 1 htr in next sp, ch 2, 1 tr in next sp, ch 1, 1hdtr in next sp, ch 2, 1 dtr in next sp, ch 2, 1 hdtr in next sp, ch 1, 1 tr in next sp, ch 2, 1 htr in next sp, ch 1, 1 htr in next sp, ch 2, (1 dc in next sp, ch 1) twice, 1 dc in sp between last two bullion sts, ch 5, sl st in ring. Do not turn.

Round 3: Ch 7, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-sp) 13 times, ch 7, sl st in ring. Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in ends and block the motif.


Happy crocheting!


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