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Monday, March 19, 2018

Painted Butterfly

A Free Crochet Pattern 

Ever since I made my painted sunflower. I've been wanting to make and paint something else. My girls and I had so much fun coming up with these butterflies to help bring in the Spring weather. They have been begging me to make some more so they can decorate and paint mom's creations. This was a great project to get them involved, and excited about fiber art. All fiber art doesn't have to be soft and covered in granny squares. It can be hardened and painted for a whole new look. 

Even if you don't want to stiffen them they would make great appliques to any bag or hat. I used Red Heart Luster Sheen for the thread. Some times this thread is hard to find but they still have it at my Wal-mart.  You can substitute with any size 3 fashion thread, or you can put two strands of six 10 together.  


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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Redheart Lustersheen size 2:fine 4 oz, 335 yrds, 100% acrylic 
Hook: F/5 3.75mm
Notions: yarn needle to weave in your ends, sugar starch, acrylic paint, paint brush 
Size: 5 by 6 1/2 inches
Gauge: 20 sc and 26 rows equals 4 in/ 10 cm. 
Stitches Used: ch, sl st, dc, dc2tog,  i-cord
Notes: You don't have to starch and paint this project. It looks great just as an applique. Try using different colors of yarn. Make this project your own. 
Copyright:
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.






Pattern:

Start of Butterfly

Row 1: Ch 8 (counts as first dc, ch 5), dc in the 4th ch from hook, dc in the next 3 ch, 5 dc in the next ch, rotate work around and working in chs already used dc in the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the 1st ch, sl st into the first dc (16 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3( counts as first dc here and throughout pattern), dc in same st, dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in each f the next 3 dc, dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc, sl st into the first dc. (22 sts)

Do not finish off.

Small wing

Row 1: Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st, dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc (7st)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in the same st, dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in the last dc (9st)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 6 dc, dc2tog in the last 2 dc, (7st)

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 4 dc, dc 2tog in the last 2 dc (5st)

Row 5: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 2 dc, dc2tog (3 st)

Row 6: Ch 2, turn, dc2tog

Finish off

Large Wing (make 2)


Row 1: In the next open dc of row two of start of butterfly, attach yarn with sl st, Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, dc in the next 3 dc, 3 dc in the last dc (9sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in the same st, 7 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the last dc (11 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 8 dc, dc2tog in the last dc (9sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 6 dc, dc2tog in the last dc (7 sts)

Row 5: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 4 dc, dc2tog in the last dc (5 sts)

Row 6: Row 5: Ch 2, turn, dc in the next 2 dc, dc2tog (3 st)

Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc2tog

Finish off.

2nd small wing

Attach yarn with a sl st at the next open dc of round 2 of start of Butterfly, and follow rows 1 through 6 of small wing.

I-cord Body


Make a slip knot, ch 5, pull up a loop in each ch, Take the back 4 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 4 times

continue repeating for 55 rows.

Finish off and weave in your ends.

Follow the pictures and tie the butterfly body together and to the wings.

Starching

I like using sugar starch.

You will need handy some cardboard covered with wax paper.

Mix 1 cup of sugar with ½ a cup of water, put it over medium heat, and stir it until the sugar melts and becomes translucent, this will happen right before boiling.

Take the starch off of the heat.

Soak your butterfly in the starch, making sure all parts of it is saturated. It will be hot and sticky so take caution when taking it out, ring out or let it drip off all excess starch.

Place it on the wax paper covered cardboard stretch and place it how you like and then let it sit to dry.

Depending on the weather it should dry and harden in 48 to 72 hours.

Paint!




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Monday, September 11, 2017

Painted Sunflower

A free Crochet Pattern


Of all of my designs, I think this is one of my favorites. I made this sunflower to hang in my bathroom in 2012 and it is still in my bathroom, even after 4 moves. Yikes lets not talk about how I have moved 4 times in the last 5 years. This is one of the last patterns I am moving over from Crochetvotution . After this pattern there is only one left, and it is a Christmas pattern, so I might wait a little while to put that one up.
There it is hanging in my bathroom for proof.

This pattern is a little unconventional. You don't see crochet projects as stiff wall hangings that have been painted, and I think that's why I like it so much. It is different and it showcases crochet and fiber art in a different way.

This sunflower is easy and fast to work up since you are using 2 strands of cotton thread at the same time. What takes this project time is the drying time for the starch and paint, so don't let the amount of time scare you; it mostly takes that long because it is sitting there drying.




Designer: Julia Schwartz
Time to complete: one week, (3 to 6 hours for the crochet, 48 to 36 hours of drying time, 1 hour of painting, and another 24 hours of drying.)
Hook: size 4/2.00mm steel crochet hook,
Yarn: Size 10 crochet thread (two balls),
Materials used:
  • sugar,
  • water, 
  • wax paper, 
  • Folk art acrylic paint Sunny yellow, and burnt sienna), 
  • Apple Barrel colors craft paint ( apricot, and goose feather), 
  • 2 ½ paint brush 
Finished Size:  11 in. circumference
Crocheting Note: Two strands of string will be used at the same time.
Special stitches:
picot: Chain 4 slip stitch in forth chain from hook.

Copyright: 
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact me through e-mail.

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Painted Sunflower Pattern

Flower center 

Round one: Chain 8, slip stitch into beginning chain to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 double crochet around ring, slip stitch in beginning chain 3. (12 double crochet made).

Round two: Chain 8, slip stitch in 4th chain from hook (picot made), chain 1, double crochet in starting stitch, {Double crochet, chain 1, picot, chain 1 double crochet in next stitch} repeat {to}until end of round, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning stitch. (12 picots)

Round three: Chain 9 slip stitch in 4th chain from hook (picot made), chain 1, 2 treble crochet in next double crochet, picot, treble crochet in next stitch, {chain 1, picot, chain 1, 2 treble crochet in next stitch, picot 1 treble crochet in next stitch} repeat {to} to end of round. End with picot, chain 1, slip stitch in beginning chain 4. (24 picots)

Round four: Chain 6, 1 treble crochet, picot, 1 treble crochet in same stitch, chain 2, skip one treble crochet and one picot, {1 treble crochet, picot, 1 treble crochet in next treble crochet} Repeat {to}to end. End with skip one treble crochet, picot, treble crochet in next treble crochet, slip stitch in 4th chain at beginning. (24 picots)

Round five: Chain 4, 2 treble crochet in chain two, (chain 2, 3treble crochet in next chain two space) repeat around, end with chain two, slip stitch in beginning treble crochet. (24 3 tr groups)

Round six: Chain 1, 1 single crochet in beginning stitch 2 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next, 4 single crochet in chain two space, ( 1 single crochet, 2 single crochet in one stitch, 1 single crochet, 4 single crochet in chain two space) Repeat to end slip stitch in beginning stitch.
Do not finish off.

Petals 

First petal
Row one through twelve: Chain 1, 1 single crochet in same stitch, (chain 3 skip one stitch 1 single crochet) Repeat 10 times, chain 1 skip one stitch, 1 half double crochet. You should have twelve loops {chain 3, turn, 1 single crochet in next loop, (chain 3, 1 single crochet in next loop) Repeat (to) 9 times, chain 1, 1 half double crochet in last loop} keep repeating till one loop is left, decreasing one loop each row up,
Finish off.

Second petal through eighth petal:
Insert thread with a slip stitch into last single crochet used in flower center. Follow the directions in petal one.

Edging 

Insert thread with a slip stitch into any chain 2 space on petals, 2 single crochet in each loop around, when you come to the tip 3 single crochet, chain 1, 3 single crochet. When you have gone all the way around, slip stitch into beginning round, finish off.
Weave in all ends.

Starching
 I like using sugar starch.
You will need handy some cardboard covered with wax paper.
Mix 1 cup of sugar with ½ a cup of water, put it over medium heat, and stir it until the sugar melts and becomes translucent, this will happen right before boiling.
Take the starch off of the heat.
Soak your sunflower in the starch, making sure all parts of it is saturated. It will be hot and sticky so take caution when taking it out, ring out or let it drip off all excess starch.
 Place it on the wax paper covered cardboard stretch and pin the center of the flower into a tight circle, Arrange the petals to your liking and make sure all of the picots are standing up.
Depending on the weather it should dry and harden in 48 to 72 hours.

Painting
Starting with the burnt sienna and a ½ brush, paint the center of the flower. When that is dry paint the picots with goose feather, go back with a dry brush and brush on the wet goose feather onto the burnt sienna. Next paint the petals with the apricot, then highlight with the sunny yellow. Allow another 24 hours to dry.


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