Friday, April 20, 2018

How to Change Colors Every Row Without Fastening off in Crochet


Do you love striped afghans but find it discouraging that you have so many ends to weave in? Learn to change colors every row without fastening off. This is meant for Afghans with borders. Watch the video below to learn how.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dishcloth Crochet Pattern


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If you made my block stitch kitchen towel already, this dishcloth crochet pattern should be a breeze. It uses the same stitch and will help you make a matching pair for your kitchen. You can even make two of these, join them with a border around and turn it into a pot holder. That would be triple the fun, right? 

Crochet Dishtowel Pattern

Materials
1. Worsted weight cotton yarn
2. Hook H (5mm)
3. Yarn needle to weave in the tails

Finished Size
8X 8 inches

Yardage
50 Yards of the main color

Gauge
5 block stitches in 4 inches

Stitch Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
ch-chain


With H hook and cream color yarn, ch 31. The initial chain is a multiple of 3+1.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until 1 st is left, 1 sc in last ch while picking up the new color, purple. Do not fasten off the cream yarn, just drop it to pick up later, turn.--------9 ch loops




Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 3 dc in each ch-2 space across to end, skip next st, 1 dc in last st. Take your hook out of the last loop and place a marker in that loop to ensure that your work doesn't unravel. Do not turn.-----29 dc




Row 3: This row is worked on the same side as the previous row by picking up the cream yarn that we dropped on the right edge of your work. Insert your hook through the top of beginning ch-3 of the previous row and pull through the cream colored yarn, ch 1 with the yarn joined.



1 sc on top of beginning ch-3 in same place where you worked the beginning ch 1, 1 sc in the adjacent space between beginning ch-3 and next dc, *(ch 2, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next space between the 3dc groups), repeat from * across, 1 sc in last marked st while joining the purple color back. To join the purple color back, you start working your sc and once you have 2 loops left on your hook, take out the marker and pull the purple loop through (shown below). Turn.------9 loops



Repeat rounds 2 and 3 eight more times to end in a Row 3 repeat. Fasten off the cream color after you pick up the purple loop.


Border Around the Dishtowel

Ch 1 with the purple color you just joined and work across the row ends, 1 sc in the same corner as ch 1, 3 sc in the space under each beginning ch-3 until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, pivot your work to work across the next edge, 3 sc in each ch-2 space across, 3 sc in the corner, 3 sc in the space under each beginning ch-3 to next corner, 3 sc in the corner,  3 sc in each ch-2 space across, 2 sc in the corner, sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. 


Finishing
Weave in any tails left.

Find the matching pair of kitchen towels here: Kitchen Towel

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Floral Baby Dress Crochet Pattern


Crochet Baby Dress Pattern








Welcome spring by crocheting this floral dress in soft hues for your baby.  The lacy bodice perfectly complements the slanted shell skirt and the floral border. A Moss stitch edging adds a subtle detail that is easy to work. I loved these two colors together and am excited to see what colors you will make this dress in.

*This crochet pattern is written in standard American terms.

* Pattern uses DK weight , size 3 yarn with G (4.25mm) and H (5mm) and I(5.5mm) hooks

* The pattern includes sizes Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months,
18 months and 2 Years

* The pattern includes lots of pictures to make it easy

* The dress has a button closure at the back


Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. Once the payment is made, the pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form on my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.


Daisy Mae Sundress
$5.50


Thursday, February 15, 2018

How to Crochet a Ripple Afghan, Free Crochet Pattern, Sun Room Afghan


Beginner Crochet Afghan Pattern


Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern


Choose the right colors and turn this traditional crochet pattern into a contemporary afghan to adorn your home. The granny ripple and granny squares have been combined to make this easy to work afghan that brings spring right into your house. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

How to Make Easy Crochet Slippers, Free Crochet Pattern

Beginner Crochet Slipper Pattern



Woman's Crochet Slipper Pattern



Easy Crochet Slipper Pattern


I wanted to design a free crochet pattern and a slipper has been requested by my readers many times before. So I came up with these shell slippers that are simple and elegant at the same time. Now that the holiday gifting rush is over you can make these warm slippers for yourself. Some self-love won't hurt, will it? I hope they keep you warm and comfy.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Textured Cocoon Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Crochet Blanket Cardigan Pattern


After the great response I received to my 7 Hour Cocoon Cardigan, I decided to design another blanket shrug crochet pattern. A textured bodice and a collar make this sweater classy. The pattern includes options for a 3/4th sleeve as well as a full sleeve.

I believe the texture would pop more if you used a lighter color yarn.I would like to give a big shout out to Lion Brand Yarns for offering me yarn support to make this cardigan. I used the soft, luxurious and affordable Wool-Ease yarn from Lion Brand in color Oxford Grey for this pattern. It comes in so many stunning shades, you won't have any trouble finding the one you like. 

* This Crochet pattern is written in standard American terms. You can find a US to UK conversion chart here.


*Pictures are included for the stitch( not stitch diagram).

*It includes sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, and 2XL.

* It uses light worsted weight(size 4 yarn). Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn in color Oxford Grey was used for the shrug pictured.

*It is worked using a J(6mm) and an H (5mm)hook.

* The shrug is made from a rectangle and involves no shaping for arms or neck.


Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours, actually much sooner. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form on my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.

Textured Cocoon Cardigan
$5.50   



Friday, January 5, 2018

7 Hour Cardigan, Cocoon Cardigan, Blanket Shrug, Crochet Pattern


Cocoon Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Blanket Cardigan Crochet Pattern


Blanket Shrug Crochet Pattern

Cocoon Shrug Crochet Pattern


Blanket Sweater Crochet Pattern


Crochet Blanket Cardigan

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This is my first crochet clothing pattern for women. I wanted to start with a design that has minimal shaping and a cocoon shrug pattern was the best choice. I anticipated that I will be working on this for a week but to my surprise, I finished the size Small in under 7 hours. The bigger ones might take a couple of hours extra, but this will be a pattern that will work up very quickly for a garment. I had bought Vanna's choice yarn on sale during Thanksgiving and you know what the cost of this sweater turned out to be? Under 15 dollars! Sizes Small to Large need only 8 skeins of yarn. Isn't that amazing? A sweater that won't break your back or the bank. I hope you will enjoy working on this pattern.

* The pattern is written in standard American terms.

*It includes sizes XS/S, M/L and XL/2XL.

*The pattern uses front post and back post double crochet stitches for the collar and you can see a tutorial here.

*  It uses worsted weight(size 4 yarn). Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in colors Linen and Rust were used for the shrug pictured.

*It is worked using a J(6mm) hook. 

* The shrug is made from a rectangle with no shaping involved. 

* The design is meant to be loose fitting.

Payment can be made securely through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account, see FAQ for details. The pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours, actually much sooner. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form on my blog, top left. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. All my patterns are protected by copyright. Read my Copyright page for more info.


7 Hour Cocoon Cardigan
$5.50   


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Top 5 Crochet Patterns of Winter 2017





This pattern never seems to go out of trend. Due to popular demand, my blog offers this design in all ranges, baby to adult.



The response to this hat pattern was overwhelming. Reader loved the two different options and the button detailing.





This hat design with its puff stitch texture and knit look band is another one of the reader favorites



People love how quick and fast this cardigan is, the button closure and the stitch pattern.




This unique stitch that imitates the Jasmine stitch but is far easier to work is much loved by my readers. 






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