Monday, 20 July 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - FREE PATTERN #9

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Hello Week #9 of Crochet Vintage 

HOW did you go with crocheting last week's PENTAGON  crochet stitch ?  
Did you enjoy yourself? 
Did you have fun with Week #8 ?  
I sure do hope you had fun changing colours and playing with the stitch pattern, it is a fun and easy stitch which could easily be used anywhere an open work stitch pattern is needed.


This week #9

I have another amazing and interesting crochet stitch for you, from my vintage 1970's stitch collection.  We are going to tackle a SIDEWAYS crochet stitch pattern. It is really very simple and once again you can change colour in every row if you wish.  


I will show you how to crochet a swatch with the basic stitches and ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER to have some fun whilst crocheting this stitch.


I suggest you start with one (1) colour and then have a play with some colour changing, every row if you wish, and watch how the stitches stand out and create a lovely pattern. 

REMEMBER you are the creator use whatever yarn or thread you have, and enjoy the process.


Are you ready to join me?  Let's play and have some Crochet Vintage fun! 


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LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - SIDEWAYS


Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #9, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

YARN: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply
HOOK: E-4 (3.5mm) 
NOTIONS: Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY: Easy

TENSION/GAUGE:  Not critical to this pattern.  
If using other yarn please use recommended hook on yarn label.

PATTERN NOTES: Swatch instructions are for one (1) colour. You can change colour every row OR whenever you wish.

This swatch pattern - uses multiples of 3sts (plus 2 for foundation row),   
ie. 3 x 7 = 21;  21 + 2 = 23.  

You need to know how to crochet flat.  Colour change is optional.
Stitch guide:  single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet.


This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.

ADD THIS PATTERN TO YOUR RAVELRY QUEUE AND FAVOURITES


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PATTERN STARTS:



SIDE-WAYS Crochet Stitch Pattern

These instructions are for the Side-ways Stitch using one (1) colour yarn, for colour change instructions see SPECIAL NOTE for CHANGING COLOUR at end of pattern.

Foundation Row:  Ch23.

Row 1:  1dc in 4th ch from hook, dc to end.  TURN.  (21sts)

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Row 2:  Ch2, 1dc in first dc, *ch2, dc3tog around stem of dc just made, ch1, skip 2sts, 1dc in next st, rep from * to end, ending with hdc in ch3.  TURN.


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Row 3:  Ch3, *3dc in ch2-sp, rep from * to end, ending with 1dc in ch2.  TURN.


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Row 4:  Ch2, 1dc in next dc, *ch2, dc3tog around stem of dc just made, ch1, skip 2sts, 1dc in next st, rep from * to end, ending with hdc in ch3.  TURN.


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Continue pattern repeating Rows 3 and 4 for desired length.


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SPECIAL NOTE:  CHANGING COLOUR

Change the look of the pattern stitch, by changing colour every row or whenever you desire.  

When changing colour begin the ROW 3 with a 'standing dc' instead of Ch3, and end with '1dc in hdc', instead of in ch2 and begin ROW 4 with a 'standing hdc' instead of Ch2, and end with 'hdc in dc', instead of  ch3.


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THIS IS THE LAST STITCH PATTERN for Crochet Vintage Collection, I will be taking a little break - going for a few days to Exeter, Devon.  And then going to enjoy the summer holidays.  Hope you all enjoy your summer holidays, no matter where you are or what you are doing.  

BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 

BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.


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Monday, 13 July 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - FREE PATTERN #8

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HELLO WEEK #8 of LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE


How did you go crocheting last week's ZIG ZAG vintage crochet stitch?  

Did you have fun with Week #7 ?  I  hope you had fun changing colours and playing with the stitch pattern. 

I can imagine using the Zig Zag crochet stitch in a lovely summer vest or cardigan, or as part of a little girl's dress.  I love how easy it is to crochet this stitch and can imagine using it for a variety of crochet projects.

This week #8

I have another unusual crochet stitch pattern from my vintage 1970's stitch collection, this crochet stitch, is a little like filet crochet, creating interesting holes in the shape of a pentagon therefore I named it PENTAGON. (this is another stitch which my mother-in-law passed on to me in 1974). 

You can play and have fun with this PENTAGON crochet stitch.  I will show you how to crochet a swatch with the basic stitches. Then you can go ahead and play with colours.

You will find the PENTAGON crochet stitch easy to master; it is a simple two (2) row repeat, quite quick and meditative, and of course you can change colour whenever you wish. 

Are you ready to join me?  Let's play and have some Crochet Vintage fun! 

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LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - PENTAGON


Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #8, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY: Easy

YARN: Wendy Luxury Supreme Cotton DK or any other similar yarn
HOOK: G-6 (4mm) 
NOTIONS: Scissors, Yarn needle

TENSION/GAUGE:  Not critical to this pattern.

PATTERN NOTES: Swatch instructions are for one (1) colour. 
You can change colour every row OR whenever you wish.

NOTE:  Ch3 at beginning of each row counts as 1 double crochet (1dc).

This swatch pattern - uses multiples of 6sts (plus 3 for foundation row)
ie. 6 x 4 = 24;  24 + 3 = 27.

If using other yarn please use recommended hook on yarn label.
You need to know how to crochet flat.  Colour change is optional.

Stitch guide:  chain, single crochet, double crochet.

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.


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PATTERN STARTS:

PENTAGON - Crochet Stitch Pattern

Foundation Row:  Ch27.

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Row 1:  1dc in 4th ch from hook, dc to end.  TURN.

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Row 2:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *ch2, skip 2sts, dc in next 4sts, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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Row 3:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *(ch2, 1sc, ch2) in ch2-sp, dc in next 4dc, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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Row 4:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *ch2, skip (ch2, 1sc, ch2), dc in next 4dc, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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Continue pattern repeating Rows 3 and 4 for desired length.

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TO FINISH:

LAST ROW:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *dc in next 2ch,  dc in next 4dc, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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CHANGING COLOUR

Change the look of the pattern stitch, by changing colour every row or whenever you desire.  

When changing colour begin the row with a 'standing dc' instead of Ch3, and end with 1dc in last dc, instead of top of ch3

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BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 

BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
free crochet patterns, how to crochet, Barbara Summers,
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.

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Monday, 6 July 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - FREE PATTERN #7

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HELLO WEEK #7 OF CROCHET VINTAGE

DID you enjoy crocheting last week's SUMMER BRAMBLES crochet stitch?  

Did you have fun with Week #6 ?  I  hope you had fun playing with the stitch pattern, AS MUCH AS I DID. 

This week #7

ZIG ZAG is this week's unusual crochet stitch, straight out of my personal collection of vintage 1970's crochet stitches, and it is ever so simple and easy.  

Can you see the zig zag?  You can see the zig zag in the fabric whether it is crochet in one (1) colour or two (2) colours, and I am sure it would look fantastic in a multitude of colours.

I will show you how to crochet a swatch with the basic stitches and ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER to have some fun whilst crocheting this stitch.
 
I suggest you start with one (1) colour and then have a play with some colour changing, every row if you wish, and watch how the stitches stand out and create a lovely pattern.  I LOVE this ZIG ZAG stitch! I am sure it can be used anywhere, however, I think it would look BEAUTIFUL in a summer cardigan or vest. And I am sure you can think of numerous other ways to use this lovely stitch.

You will be amazed how easy it is to master this ZIG ZAG crochet stitch, it is really simple, quick and quite meditative.

REMEMBER you are the creator use whatever yarn or thread you have, and enjoy the process.

Are you ready to join me?  Let's play and have some Crochet Vintage fun! 

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LET'S PLAY CROCHET VINTAGE - ZIG ZAG



Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #7, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy

YARN: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby or any other similar yarn

HOOK: G-6 (4mm) 
NOTIONS: Scissors, Yarn needle

TENSION/GAUGE:  Not critical to this pattern.

PATTERN NOTES: Swatch instructions are for one (1) colour. 

You can change colour every row OR whenever you wish.

This swatch pattern - uses multiples of 6sts (plus 4 for foundation row)
ie. 6 x 3 = 18;  18 + 4 = 22.


If using other yarn please use recommended hook on yarn label.
You need to know how to crochet flat.  Colour change is optional.

Stitch guide:  chain, single crochet, double crochet.

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.

USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.


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PATTERN STARTS:


ZIG ZAG Stitch Pattern

Foundation Row:  Ch22.

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Row 1:  (1dc, ch3, 1sc) in 5th ch from hook, *skip 3ch, (2dc, ch3, 1sc) in next ch, rep from * to end, ending with 1dc in last ch.  TURN.

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Row 2:  Ch2, (2dc, ch3, 1sc) in each ch3-sp to end, ending with 1dc in top of ch2.  TURN.

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Continue pattern repeating Row 2 for desired length.

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This swatch has a total of 11 rows.

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CHANGING COLOUR

Change the look of the pattern stitch, by changing colour every row or whenever you desire.  When changing colour begin the row with a 'standing hdc' instead of Ch2, and end with 1dc in last hdc, instead of top of ch2. 


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BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 

BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR



Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
free crochet patterns, how to crochet, Barbara Summers,
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.
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