Tuesday, 20 May 2014

STARFISH Crochet FREE Pattern


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Here is a simple starfish motif - a five-point starfish

STARFISH motif has always been available as a FREE PATTERN from my online stores  RAVELRY and CRAFTSY

HOWEVER today I put together a short photo tutorial for you all

THIS PHOTO TUTORIAL IS ONLY AVAILABLE HERE

before you start here is HOW TO magic circle/loop/ring

Magic Adjustable Ring/Loop/Circle  ALSO known as Magic Ring, Magic Loop or Magic Circle.

Place the yarn end in your left hand, take other end and loop around two fingers, cross over yarn being held.  Hook the yarn through the circle, pull through and ch1, continue in single, half double, double or treble crochet as many times as required into the circle.  Pull the yarn tail to close the circle. 


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STARFISH Motif

Starfish Pattern

Rnd 1:  Magic loop, Ch1, 10sc in loop, join with sl st in ch1. (10sts)

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Increasing Rnd

Rnd 2:  Ch1, *2sc in same st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st.  (15sts)


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Star Points

Rnd 3:  *Ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2sts, dc in next 2sts, tr in next st, skip 2sts, sl st in 3rd st, rep from * to end.  (5 star points)
Continue with same yarn or change to a CC and sc around the starfish. 

Note:  If you are going to join two starfish together wait and do the Sc edge when joining the two starfish.

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SC EDGE for Starfish

Continuing from end of Rnd 3, along edge of starfish.
Rnd 4:  Ch1, *Sc along edge of starfish arm in next 6 sts, 2sc in the ch of the point, sc in the next 5sts, skip next st (at the base between the arms), rep from * around, join with sl st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

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Join two Starfish:  Place one starfish over the other with wrong sides facing in, and with right side facing you follow the Sc Edge instructions and join together.

NOTE:  If you wish to use single starfish, you can use the motif with or without the sc edge.

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = chain; sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; tr = treble crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st/sts = stitch/es; rep = repeat; beg = begin/beginning.


You can make one starfish as I have done here, or make two and join them together.


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Applications: 

Use your starfish in the following ways:
·         a motif;
·         make it into a brooch by joining two starfish together and then attach a brooch backing;
·         join two starfish, make a chain loop and hang off your key ring or bag;
·         make loads starfish and join with a chain to make a “starfish”garland.


May you enjoy this little photo tutorial and make many starfish to decorate your world.


STARFISH Motif is one of the patterns included 

ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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Sunday, 18 May 2014

BAMBINI Crochet Baby Hats eBook

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FAVOURITE CROCHET BABY HATS

HERE are ALL my favourite CROCHET baby hat PATTERNS in one place. BAMBINI Crochet eBook. This eBook has a selection of hats for baby boys and girls, simple newborn mittens, as well as flowers, heart and starfish motifs/applique.

BAMBINI Crochet eBook has a variety of crochet hats which are perfect for everyday wear or a special day out. 

BAMBINI Crochet eBook is perfect for QUICK and EASY CROCHET GIFT GIVING. You can create the perfect crochet gift for mum and her precious newborn. Make a handmade gift from a choice of eight (8) simply perfect crochet baby hat patterns; one (1) crochet mittens pattern; and five (5) motifs/appliques.

BAMBINI Crochet eBook includes the following patterns:
  1. GREEN SHRIMP Hat
  2. SPRING Sun Hat
  3. FUCHSIA Hat
  4. LITTLE BOY BLUE Hat
  5. 3D Hat
  6. NEWBORN Hat
  7. SIMPLICITY Hat
  8. SUNSHINE Sun Hat
  9. SIMPLICITY Mittens
MOTIFS include:
  1. Flower 6 Petal
  2. Flower 5 Petal
  3. Small Flower
  4. Starfish
  5. Heart

PATTERN DETAILS

SKILL LEVEL: Easy to Intermediate

Patterns are written in USA - AMERICAN crochet terms.

BAMBINI Crochet eBook has a total of 27 pages. First nine (9) pages include Cover page, Copyright page, Welcome page, Table of contents, and Things you Need to Know - Skill Level, USA/UK Hook sizes, Guidelines, Yarn weights, Yarn substitutes, Care instructions, Special stitches, USA abbreviations. Seventeen (17) pages of patterns, with photos, and a Closing page.

Here's a preview:



MAKE IT UNIQUE

Choose the perfect pattern, the perfect colour and the perfect yarn, and make a special gift for a special individual.

BAMBINI Crochet eBook is available from my online stores:   CRAFTSY



Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!

Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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Friday, 2 May 2014

NOVEM Crochet Circular Cushion Pattern

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WHO SAID MEN DON'T LIKE CUSHIONS???

Here is MY DESIGN for a manly style circular cushion cover.  

MY MAN just loves his mitred squares cushion, 


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which I made especially for him some time ago, that he has asked for another, only this time he has requested a circular cushion.  

So, I came up with this design and the result is a great robust cushion cover.  Sturdy enough for heavy duty wear and tear, and  Simply Perfect for the man in my life, and will be perfect for the man in your life too, no matter what age!  


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Change colour whenever you want, make it whatever size you need. Join both sides by crocheting all the way around or leave a section open for a removable cover and add buttons.  

This is a really easy pattern, you can do it with your eyes closed, well nearly!  Very, very easy, peasy!


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PATTERN DETAILS:

YARN:  100% Aran Wool (10ply)
COLOURS:  Cream, Grey and Chocolate
HOOK:  H-8 (5mm)

PATTERN NOTES:  Cushion cover is made from two (2) crochet circles, joined by crochet, with optional button closure.  You need to know how to colour change and crochet in the round.  Stitches guide:  single, half double, Front Post double crochet, reverse single crochet.

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 NOVEM Man Cushion FREE Crochet PATTERN   



NOVEM Circular Cushion

Novem is the Latin word for nine, which describes this circular cushion perfectly. It has nine (9) spokes and the circle is divided into nine (9) segments.

PATTERN DETAILS:

YARN:  100% Aran Wool (10ply)
COLOURS:  Cream, Grey and Chocolate
HOOK:  H-8 (5mm)
GAUGE/TENSION:  Not Critical for this pattern
Measurements:  Diameter 17in (43cm)

PATTERN NOTES:  Cushion cover is made from two (2) crochet circles, joined by crochet, with optional button closure.  You need to know how to colour change and crochet in the round.  Stitches guide:  single, half double, Front Post double crochet, reverse single crochet.

Cushion Cover (make 2):

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch2, 8hdc in ring, join with sl st in ch2.  (9sts)

Rnd 2:  Ch2, FPdc around ch2 below, *hdc in BL of next st, FPdc around same st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch2.  (18sts)

Rnd 3:  Ch2, hdc in BL of next st, *FPdc around FPdc below, hdc in BL of next 2sts, rep from * around, ending with FPdc around last FPdc below, join with sl st in ch2.  (27sts)


Continue with Increase Rnds:

Rnd
Ch
hdc in BL of next
*FPdc around
hdc in BL of next
Total sts
4
2
2sts
FPdc
3sts
36
5
2
3sts
FPdc
4sts
45
6
2
4sts
FPdc
5sts
54
7
2
5sts
FPdc
6sts
63
8
2
6sts
FPdc
7sts
72
9
2
7sts
FPdc
8sts
81
10
2
8sts
FPdc
9sts
90
11
2
9sts
FPdc
10sts
99
12
2
10sts
FPdc
11sts
108
rep from * around, ending with FPdc around last FPdc below, join with sl st in ch2. 

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Continue with Increase Rnds:

Rnd
Ch
hdc in BL of next
*FPdc around
hdc in BL of next
Total sts
13
2
11sts
FPdc
12sts
117
14
2
12sts
FPdc
13sts
126
15
2
13sts
FPdc
14sts
135
16
2
14sts
FPdc
15sts
144
17
2
15sts
FPdc
16sts
153
18
2
16sts
FPdc
17sts
162
19
2
17sts
FPdc
18sts
171
20
2
18sts
FPdc
19sts
180
21
2
19sts
FPdc
20sts
189
22
2
20sts
FPdc
21sts
198

rep from * around, ending with FPdc around last FPdc below, join with sl st in ch2. 


REMEMBER:  You can stop when you have reached the required size for your cushion, stop at any round or continue with increases and make a larger size. 


Joining:

Place front and back of cushion cover together with WS facing; line up stitches and sc through both loops of each stitch.  
Insert cushion when two-thirds closed, continue with sc around, join with sl st.  
Now, Ch1, rev sc around, join.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Alternative Join for Removable Cover:  
Join as above to two-thirds closed. 
With 65sts remaining, along edge of front half only, work 3 chain loops for buttonholes, as follows: 
Sc in next 2sts, *ch3, skip 3sts, sc in next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with sc in last 2sts.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sew buttons on WS of back half, matching up with buttonholes.

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Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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