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Friday, 19 January 2018

VINTAGE RUFFLED OVAL PINEAPPLE DOILY

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ENGLISH PATTERN Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD The Famous "PURITAN" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON 2 - 250 yd. balls White or "GIANT" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON 1 - 550 yd. ball White Steel Crochet Hook No. 7 APPROXIMATE SIZE: 19 inches long With White ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 6, tr tr c in ring (4 times over hook), * ch 3, 2 tr tr c in ring, repeat from * twice, ch 6, turn. 2nd ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c (ch 6 counts as 1st tr tr c), ch 3, 2 tr tr c in next loop, ch 3, 2 tr tr c, ch 3, 2 tr tr c in next loop (shell), ch 3, 2 tr tr c in next loop, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 3rd ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, * ch 3, 2 tr tr c in next tr tr c, repeat from * once, ch 3, shell in center of next shell, ch 3, skip 2 tr tr c of shell, 2 tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, 2 tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 4th ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, shell in next shell, * ch 5, shell in next shell, repeat from * once, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 5th ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, 15 tr tr c in center of next shell, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 6th ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, skip next loop, 1 tr tr c with ch 1 between each tr tr c in each of the next 15 tr tr c, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of thelast 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 7th ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, skip next loop, 1 tr tr c with ch 2 between each tr tr c in each of the next 15 tr tr c, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 8th ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, skip next loop, s c in ch 2 loop between tr tr c, * ch 6, s c in next ch 2 loop, repeat from * 12 times, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 9th ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 5, skip next loop, s c in next loop, * ch 6, s c in next loop, repeat from * 11 times, ch 5, shell in next shell, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 10th to 20th ROWS: Repeat last row having 1 repeat less in pineapple in each row. 21st ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, shell in next shell, skip next loop, thread over hook 5 times, insert in next loop, pull through and work off all loops 2 at a time, shell in next shell, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 22nd ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, ch 3, * 2 tr tr c in center of next shell, repeat from * once, ch 3, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, ch 6, turn. 23rd ROW: Tr tr c in next tr tr c, skip 1 tr tr c, 1 tr tr c in each of the next 2 tr tr c, skip next tr tr c, 1 tr tr c in each of the last 2 tr tr c, turn. 24th ROW: Ch 6, skip 3 tr tr c, s c in next tr tr c, do not turn. EDGE: 1st ROUND: Working on side of doily ch 8, s c over 2 end tr tr c, * ch 8, s c over next 2 end tr tr c, repeat from * along side to starting ring, * ch 8, s c in starting ring, repeat from last * twice, ch 8, s c over 2 end tr tr c on opposite side and continue all around in same manner working end loop in same manner as ring, ch 8, join in 1st s c. NEXT ROUND: Sl st into loop, ch 6, tr tr c in same loop, * ch 1, tr tr c in same loop, repeat from * 4 times, * ch 2, 7 tr tr c with ch 1 between each tr tr c in next loop, repeat from last * all around, ch 2, join. NEXT ROUND: Ch 6, tr tr c in same space, * ch 1, 2 tr tr c with ch 1 between each tr tr c in next tr tr c, repeat from * 5 times, * ch 2, 2 tr tr c with ch 1 between each tr tr c in each of the next 7 tr tr c, repeat from last * all around, join. NEXT ROUND: Ch 6, tr tr c in next st, * ch 1, tr tr c in next st, repeat from * 11 times, ** ch 2, tr tr c in next st, * ch 1, tr tr c in next st, repeat from last * 12 times, then repeat from ** all around ending to correspond. NEXT ROUND: Sl st in ch 1 space between 1st 2 tr tr c of tr tr c group, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * 27 times, drop loop from hook, insert in 12th loop from beginning having free loops come to front of work, pull dropped loop through, ** ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from ** 13 times, skip 2 loops of front scallop, drop loop from hook, insert in next loop, pull dropped loop through having free loops to back of work, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from last * 13 times, skip 2 loops of back scallop in back of last joining, drop loop from hook, insert in next loop, pull dropped loop through having free loop to front of work, repeat from 1st ** all around ending to correspond, join, cut thread. Starch. Copyright 2000-2006 Celt's Vintage Crochet

Thursday, 28 December 2017

HOW TO CROCHET A BABY BLANKET - FT. THE BASKET WEAVE STITCH - DIY - TUTORIAL

Things you will need: I used crochet hook 5:00 mm Yarn: Your choice, I used a number 4 Red Heart Yarn Needle Scissors ABBREVIATIONS: ch - chain dc - double crochet sc - single crochet fpdc - front post double crochet bpdc - back post double crochet sl st - slip stitch beg - beginning BLANKET MEASUREMENT: Approx 30"x30" Multiples of 8, Always end your project with the odd row which is Row 5. THE PATTERN CONSISTS OF ROWS 2 TO 5. REPEAT THOSE ROWS FOR AS LONG AS YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR BLANKET TO BE. Row 1: Ch 96, dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each st to end of the ch strip. ch 3 and turn Row 2: 1 fpdc around each of the next 4 dc, 1 bpdc around each of the next 4 dc, repeat ending with a dc in the top of the beginning ch 3, ch 3 turn Row 3: make 1 bpdc around each of the next 4 fpdc on previous row, 1 fpdc around each of the next 4 fpdc, 1 bpdc around each of the next fpdc from previous row, repeat ending with 1 dc in top of beg ch 3, ch 3 and turn Row 4: repeat Row 2 Row 5: This will be the odd row: 1 bpdc around each of the next 4 fpdc, 1 fpdc around each of the next 4 bpdc, 1 bpdc around each of the next 4 fpdc, (continue alternating, this would give the outline of the basket weave) repeat ending with a dc in the top of the beg. ch 3, ch 3 turn, Row 6 and UNWARDS repeat Rows 2 to 5 FOR AS LONG AS YOU WOLD LIKE YOUR BLANKET TO BE. (I REPEATED ROWS 2 TO 5 Fifteen (15) times for an approximate measurement of 30" x 30" ) Then fasten off. EDGING: Row 1:Working in sc, Join your new colour anywhere except in any of the corners, ch 1 and sc in same place, 1 sc in each st to the corner stitch, in the corner st, put 3 sc in that st, 1 sc in ea st to next corner, 3 sc in corner st, repeat ending with a sl st in 1st sc. (I joined in the middle to the 1st of the one of the 4 dc groups). Rows 2 to 6: Repeat Row 1. (WATCH VIDEO FOR GUIDANCE).

Friday, 15 December 2017

HOW TO CROCHET AN ANGEL - CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT - DIY

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ALSO HAS A PILLOW ATTACHED. I DID NOT DO THE PILLOW AS I WAS ONLY INTERESTED IN CROCHETING THE ANGEL AS AN ORNAMENT. YOU ARE WELCOME TO COMPLETE THE PILLOW IF YOU SO DESIRE. IN THE VIDEO I DID NOT COMPLETE A TUTORIAL AS THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE PATTERN TO FOLLOW, BUT I HAVE SOME PHOTOS SHOWING DIFFERENT ROWS IF YOU GET STUCK ALONG THE WAY YOU CAN REFER TO THAT VIDEO FOR GUIDANCE. HERE IS THE WEBSITE LINK: https://www.favecrafts.com/Christmas-Angels/Heavenly-Angel-Pillows Materials: Crochet Thread Size 10 (makes 6 ½” x 7“); Size 20 (makes 5 ½” x 6”); Size 30 (makes 4 ½” x 5”) Steel Crochet Hook Size 6 or 1.80 mm (Size 10 Thread); Size 8 or 1.50 mm (Size 20 thread); Size 10 or 1.30 mm (Size 30 Thread) Sewing Needle and Thread Purchased Pillow or you can make the pillow Abbreviations: Dc Decrease-(uses next 2 dc)-*Yo, insert hook in next dc, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, yo and draw through all three loops on hook (counts as one dc). Sc Decrease-(uses next 2 dc)-Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one sc) Instructions: Head and Bodice Ch 8. Row 1: 2 dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in next 3 chs, 3 dc in last ch: 9 sts. Row 2: (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn; 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 7 dc, 3 dc in last st: 13 dc. Rows 3 and 4: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc and in each dc across. Row 5: Ch 2, turn; dc in next 10 dc, dc decrease: 11 dc. Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc decrease twice, sc in next 3 dc, sc decrease twice: 7 sc. Rows 7 and 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across. Row 9: Ch 3, turn; 2 dc in first sc, 3 dc in each sc across: 21 dc. Row 10: Ch 3, turn; dc in same st, dc in next dc and in each dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc: 23 dc. Row 11: Ch 3, turn; dc in next 13 dc, place marker around last dc made for skirt placement, dc in last 9 dc. Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc, (ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next dc) across to last 2 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, hdc in last dc to form last ch-3 sp: 11 ch-3 sps. Row 13: Ch 1, turn; sc in same sp, * ch 3, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across. Row 14: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, * ch 5, sk next dc, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next tr, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across: finish off. Skirt Row 1: With right side facing, fold last 3 rows to front, join thread with sl st in marked dc; ch 3, 4 dc in same st, 5 dc in each of next 2 unworked dc, leave remaining dc unworked: 15 dc. Rows 2 and 3: Ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1, now and throughout), turn; dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) across: 14 ch-1 sps. Row 4: Ch 4, turn; dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 11 times, (ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next dc) twice: 19 dc. Row 5: Ch 4, turn; dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) across: 18 ch-1 sps. Rows 6 - 9: Ch 5, (counts as first dc plus ch 2), turn; dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) across. Row 10: Turn; sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp) across to last ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in last ch-2 sp to form last ch-5 sp: 17 ch-5 sps. Row 11: Ch 1, turn; sc in same sp, * ch 3, (dc, ch 3, tr, ch 3, dc) in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * across. Row 12: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, * ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in next tr, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc; repeat from * across. Row 13: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, * ch 5, sk next 2 ch-3 sps, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next dc, ch 5, sk next 2 ch-3 sps, sc in next sc; repeat from * across; finish off. Wings Ch 16; join with sl st to form a ring. Row 1: Ch 4, (counts as first tr), 24 tr in ring; do not join. 25 tr. Row 2: (right side): Ch 5 (counts as first tr plus ch 1, now and throughout), turn; (tr in next tr, ch 1) 10 times, (tr, ch 4, sc) in next tr, ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4, (sc, ch 4 tr) in next tr, (ch 1, tr in next tr) across. Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as first tr plus ch 2, now and throughout), turn; (tr in next tr, ch 2) 10 times, (tr, ch 4, sc) in next tr, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 9, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 4, (sc, ch 4, tr) in next tr, (ch 2, tr in next tr) across. Row 4: Ch 6, turn; (tr in next tr, ch 2) 10 times, (tr, ch 4, sc) in next tr, ch 4, (sc in next sc, ch 4) twice, working around ch-9 sp, sc in next sc one row below, ch 4, (sc in next sc, ch 4) twice, (sc, ch 4, tr) in next tr, (ch 2, tr in next tr) across; do not finish off. First Edging Row 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in first tr, (ch 5, sc in next tr) 10 times, ch 2, dc in next tr to form last ch-5 sp, sk next 8 sps, place marker around net tr for second edging placement, leave remaining sts unworked: 11 ch-5 sps. Rows 2-4: Work same as skirt rows 11 - 13. Second Edging Row 1: With wrong side facing, join thread with sl st in marked tr; ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 5, sc in next tr) 10 times, ch 2, dc in last tr to form last ch-5 sp: 11 ch-5 sps. Rows 2-4: Work same as skirt rows 11 - 13. Sew wings to back of angel. Sew angel to pillow. VIDEO LINK:

Saturday, 2 December 2017

DOLLAR TREE CLEAR BALLS DIY - CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS - TUTORIAL - PART 2 OF 2

For this project I used Dollar Tree Clear Balls, Candy Cane Garland and chenelle stems/Pipe cleaners, scissors, glue gun and gorilla glue sticks.