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Showing posts with label free crochet pattern. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Neat and Tidy Dishcloth

 A free crochet pattern





I started thinking about the idea for this dishcloth a few weeks ago and I thought for sure someone had already come up with the design, so I started looking around different pattern sites and I didn't see anything that was the same. I decided I should go ahead and type it up. 

This dishcloth is a lot of fun to make. I can make it in an hour and, and it has great visual appeal. I love that I can customize the colors for any theme, and I of course love the texture that the front post stitches give the dishcloth. 

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Pattern

Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Any 100% worsted cotton yarn. 

Hook: H/ 8 5mm

Notions: Tapestry needle, regular sewing needle, 

Size: 6 by 6 inches

Gauge: 8 sc x 6 rows = 2 inches

Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Slip Stitch (sl st), Single crochet stitch (sc), single crochet around the front post (scfp), single crochet 3 together around the front post (scfp3tog), i-cord, attached i-cord

Special Stitches



  • Scfp3tog: Insert hook front to back, underneath the horizontal lines, pass 3 stitch posts (A), bring hook forward from back to front, yo, pass the hook back through all the stitches, yo (B), and pull through both loops on the hook. 




  • Attached i-cord: With a new color, make a slip knot, ch 3, pull up a loop in each ch, insert the hook in a corner st, yo and pull up a loop for a total of 4 loops on the hook, {take the back 3 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) 2 times, take the last loop off the cable needle, place the loop on the hook, insert the hook into the next st of dishcloth, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops} You should have 4 loops on your hook again. Repeat {to} for the total needed stitches.

  • I-cord: Take the back 3 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) 3 times. 



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.





Instructions


Row 1: Ch 42, sc in the second ch from hook and in each chain for a total of 41 sc sts. 


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 18 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 18 sts, sc in the last st. (39 sts)


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 17 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 17 sts, sc in the last st. (37 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 16 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 16 sts, sc in the last st. (35 sts)


Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 15 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 15 sts, sc in the last st. (33 sts)


Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 14 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 14 sts, sc in the last st. (31 sts)


Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 13 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 13 sts, sc in the last st. (29 sts)


Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 12 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 12 sts, sc in the last st. (27 sts)


Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 11 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 11 sts, sc in the last st. (25 sts)


Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 10 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 10 sts, sc in the last st. (23 sts)


Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 9 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 9 sts, sc in the last st. (21 sts)


Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 8 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 8 sts, sc in the last st. (19 sts)


Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 7 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 7 sts, sc in the last st. (17 sts)


Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 6 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 6 sts, sc in the last st. (15 sts)


Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 5 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 5 sts, sc in the last st. (13 sts)


Row: 16: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 4 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 4 sts, sc in the last st. (11 sts)


Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 3 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 3 sts, sc in the last st. (9 sts)


Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, scfp around each of the next 2 sts, scfp3tog, scfp around each of the next 2 sts, sc in the last st. (7 sts)



Row 19: ch 1, turn, sl st in first and and last st together, sl st 2nd stitch and 6th st together, sl stitch 3rd and 5th st together.


Finish off and weave in your ends. 


 Edging


Row 1: With the same color, and working up the sides of the rows, attach yarn with a ch st, sc in each row for 19 sts, 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each row for 19 more sts. 


Row 2: Attached i-cord: With a new color, ch 3, pull up a loop in each ch, insert the hook in a corner st, yo and pull up a loop for a total of 4 loops on the hook, {take the back 3 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) 2 times, take the last loop off the cable needle, place the loop on the hook, insert the hook into the next st of dishcloth, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops} You should have 4 loops on your hook again. Repeat {to} for a total of 20 stitches. 


At the corner st, change to just making a regular i-cord for 16 sts, or until your desired loop length, sk 1 st, continue making the attached i-cord for the last 20 sts. 


Finish off and weave in your ends.





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Monday, December 7, 2020

Winthrop Basket

 A Free Crochet Pattern



Some of the best advice I have gotten in my creative business is, "when you have a creative block go back to what you already know and build off of what you have already done." So for me a lot of the time that looks like re-using a stitch pattern or if I have a hat pattern I will try and make a cowl or gloves to go with the hat. 

This past month has brought a lot of extra stress. My Grandpa passed away after a stroke, there has been some other deaths and sickness from friends, one of my daughter's was having a lot of things going on at school and our little county of 34,000 has a positivity rate of 13% for covid testing. That is all the stress of last month. Traditionally November is my busiest time for my blog. I think that is pretty normal for most fiber arts blogs. All of this resulted in my crashing and burning of creativity. 

So I went back to what I know. I looked through my past patterns and found something that I could recreate into something fresh. I came up with the Winthrop Basket. 


Do you recognize the stitch pattern? It is from the Tree Farm Cowl. I had bought some Lion brand Rewind yarn. I thought it would be like t-shirt yarn that I could use for straps on masks. When it came it was very apparent that it was not t-shirt yarn. But it is very light and soft and when it is worked up it feels like felt. I thought it would be perfect for baskets. I'm pretty sure I am right. 


I hope you enjoy these baskets as much as I do.  I'm going as simple as possible for Christmas this year, brown paper bags for gift wrap and red yarn for ribbon. I'm going to use these baskets too. I think I will have the girl's Christmas jammies in them to open Christmas eve. 


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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: 
  • For BasketLion Brand Yarn: Rewind Tape Yarn, 5 Bulky, 70% Polyester 30% viscose, 219 yards and 100g.  
  • For handles: Lion Brand Yarn: Re-up, 4/ worsted, 100% cotton, 100g. (only 25g needed)
Hook: 
  • For Basket: J/10 6mm (I'm a really loose crocheter so you might have to choose a larger hook to get gauge)
  • For handles: G/7 4.5mm
Notions: Tapestry needle
Size: 30 inch circumference, 7 inch height 
Gauge: 12 st x 14 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc), Slip Stitch (sl st), Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc), Double crochet stitch (dc), Front post double treble crochet (fpdtc)
Special stitches:
  • fpdtr: yo 3 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 5 loops on the hoop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 4 times.
Edited 1/6/21 correction made on row 15 for dc to say st instead. Rows 17 and 18 added for extra clarification. 

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.




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This is a free crochet pattern on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to see this pattern. By having it free on the blog I am able to promote the pattern more and share it with more people. I also feel that I bring some trust to my readers who can read through the pattern before they decide if they want to purchase the pattern.

If you would like to purchase this pattern that is ads free and printer friendly, it is available for Download through my Ravelry Store For $3.00. For the first week you can get it for $1.00 (usd). 


I also have the PDF for sale at Love crafts. It is a a little higher price at $3.60. This helps cover the fees that come with posting the pattern on that site. 



Pattern Instructions


Round 1: Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sl st into starting st to complete the round. (8 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in starting st, 2 sc in each stitch, for a total of 16 sc, sl st into starting st. (16 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in the next st, (sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to), to the last st. sl st into starting st. (24 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, (sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to), to the last st. sl st into starting st. (32 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, (sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to), to the last st. sl st into starting st. (40 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, (sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to), to the last st. sl st into starting st. (48 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, (sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to), to the last st. sl st into starting st. (56 sts)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, (sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to), to the last st. sl st into starting st. (64 sts)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st, (sc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to), to the last st. sl st into starting st. (72 sts)

Round 10: Ch 1, (sc in the next 23 sts, 2 sc in the next st), repeat (to) 2x, sl st into starting st. (75 sts)

Round 11-14: Ch 1, sc in each st in the round for a total of 75 sts, sl st into the starting st. (75 sts)

Round 15: Ch 3, *(fpdtr around next sc 2 rows down, dc in next sc) repeat (to) 2 times, sk 3 sts, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows down, sk the st behind the fpdtr just made, {dc in each of the next  4 sts, fpdtr in the st 2 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows below, skip  2 sts behind the fptdc sts just made} repeat {to}, dc in the next 4 sts, fpdtr in the st 2 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, sk st behind the fpdtr just made, dc in the next st,* Repeat *to* 2 times. Sl st into starting st. (Note on last repeat the last dc is not needed) (75 sts) 

Round 16: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each dc, sl st in to first dc. (75 sts)

Round 17: Ch 3, *(fpdtr around the fpdtr, dc in next st) repeat (to) 2 times, sk 3 sts, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows down, sk the st behind the fpdtr just made, {dc in each of the next  4 sts, fpdtr in the st 2 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows below, skip  2 sts behind the fptdc sts just made} repeat {to}, dc in the next 4 sts, fpdtr in the st 2 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, sk st behind the fpdtr just made, dc in the next st,* Repeat *to* 2 times. Sl st into starting st. (Note on last repeat the last dc is not needed) (75 sts) 

Round 18: Ch 3, dc in each dc, sl st in to first dc. (75 sts)

Repeat rounds 17 and 18 5x

Last round: Ch 1, reverse sc in each stitch in the round for a total of 75 sts, sl st into starting st. 

Finish off. 

Handles (Make 2)

5 loop i-cord: Make a slip knot, ch 5, yo and pull through a loop in each ch, (5 loops on the hook), {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 x}, repeat {to} until you have you have 8 inches of cording. Cut a yarn and pull the tail through the loops to close them up.

Follow the picture and pull the cording through the baskets where you want the handles. Then knot the cording to secure in place.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Anisoptra Ear Warmer and Fingerless Gloves

 A Free Crochet Pattern and a Premium Crochet pattern



It took me a while to come up with a name for this ear warmer, and fingerless gloves pattern set. So I took to social media to have you guys help me out. One of you suggested something along the lines of Dragon fly. I googled the scientific name of the dragon fly and decided to go with that. 


But there was an interesting factoid, that I just had to share. According to the Britannica the dragon fly is referred to as the Devil's Darning Needle. "The term devil’s darning needle is derived from a superstition that dragonflies may sew up the eyes, ears, or mouth of a sleeping child, especially one who has misbehaved." My thought was, "well that's just creepy and perfect for Halloween. That solidified my decision for the name."  


This set uses post stitches to create bold lines and design with textured detail, making these accessories pop. These are quick projects that don't use a lot of yarn and don't take a lot of time. I was able to get the whole set with just one skein, but I felt like I was playing yarn chicken the whole time with the last glove so you might want to grab 2 skeins just in case. 


Be sure to read below on how you can get a free PDF of one of these patterns. Offer good until the end of the year 2020. 



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The Ear warmer pattern is free on the blog. Just scroll down to find the pattern. It is for sale in all the shops for an ads free printer friendly version PDF. 

The fingerless gloves pattern is a paid only pattern that you can find in all my shops below. 

I have started providing my PDF Patterns in more places than just Ravelry. This gives you more options. New this month is Etsy. Even though I have had an Etsy shop for years, I have never really utilized it. I'm slowly getting patterns moved over to there, and I am planning on having a finished pieces/ sample sale in November. If you need help with Christmas shopping be sure to favorite my shop to know when that update happens. 


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Put both patterns in the cart with the code DRAGONFLY,  and only pay for one of the patterns. Offer ends at the end of the year 2020. 

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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn. Model used Lion brand Heartland: 100% acrylic, 120 -150 yards needed. 

Hook: G/7 4.5mm

Notions: Tapestry needle, regular sewing needle


Size: ear warmer: circumference of 20 inches, fingerless gloves: circumference 8 inches, and 6 inches from bottom to top


Gauge: 8 sts x 6 rows = 2 inches


Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Slip Stitch (sl st), Single crochet stitch (sc), Front post treble crochet (fptr), Front post treble crochet 2 together (fptr2tog)


Special Stitches

  • fptc: yo 2 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 4 loops on the hoop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 3 times.

  • Fptr2tog: Yo 2 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 4 loops on the hook, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 2 times. First half of the stitch complete, you should have 2 loops on the hook, yo 2 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 5 loops on the hook, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 2 times, there should be 3 loops on the hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops.


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 Instructions


Row 1: Ch 20, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across for a total of 19 hdc.


Row 2 and every even row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc in each of the next 11 sts, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the last st. (19 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr around the 14th st of row 1, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr around the 14th st of row 1, sk 1 st, hdc in the last 3 sts. (19 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, fptr around the previous fptr, fptr around the 14th st 2 rows down, sk 2 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr around the 14th st of row 3, fptr around the previous fptr, sk 2 st, hdc in the last 2 sts. (19 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the next st, fptr around each of the previous 2 fptr, sk 2 sts, hdc in the next 5 sts, fptr around each of the previous 2 fptr, sk 2 sts, hdc in the last st. (19 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, fptr around each of the next 2 previous fptr, sk 2 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr around each of the next 2 previous fptr, sk 2 st, hdc in the last 2 sts. (19 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr around the previous fptr, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, fptr2tog around the next 2 fptr, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, fptr around the previous fptr, sk 1 st, hdc in the last 3 sts. (19 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the next 5 sts, fptr2tog around the next 2 fptr, sk 1 st, hdc in the last 5 sts. (19 sts)

Row 15: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, hdc through the back loop of the next 7 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr around the previous fpdc, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr around the previous fpdc, sk 1 st, hdc in the last 3 sts. (19 sts)

Continue to repeat rows 4-15 3 times, then repeat rows 4-13. Finish off with a long tail and sew up the row 1 with the last row with your long tail with your preferred method.

With some scrap yarn, follow the picture and wind the scrap yarn around the stitches, pull tight and secure.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Modern Chrysanthemum Throw CAL: Joining the squares

A Free crochet Pattern CAL


How are your squares coming along? I have been making 4 a day, so I now have 28 squares done. After today you can start arranging the squares how you want them. I plan on piecing together 4 squares at a time instead of 9 this time around.

If you are new to this CAL you can find the resources and material page Here.
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That will get you started and that page has the links to the other weeks as they become available.

What are your thoughts on a wip stitch join? Some people just absolutely hate it. I don't really mind it. I find it kind of relaxing to weave the needle in and out of the stitches. If you are completely opposed to wip stitching, you can skip that step. You can make an edging around each square skipping the 2 dc in each 2 ch sp and then make the bpdc2tog joining for all the squares. The choice is yours.  

I hope you like the bpdc2tog join as much as I do. It works up really fast which is the main reason I like it so much. It also looks like a braid running down the seams and that you have put in a lot more effort into joining than what you actually have. 

Where Can I get the rest of this pattern?


You can purchase this pattern in whole in my Ravelry Store for $3.00. Don't forget to add it to your favorites.
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If you are new to this CAL you can find the resources and material page Here.
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All of my updates will be posted on there. I hope others will share their progress and ask questions along the way.




Special Stitches: 
bpdc2tog: yo, hook around back posts of the next 2 sts, from back to front, yo, pull through the yarn, (yo, pull through 2 loops on the hook) 2 times.

fpdc2tog: yo, hook around back posts of the next 2 sts, from front to back, yo, pull through the yarn, (yo, pull through 2 loops on the hook) 2 times.



Joining the Squares Together 

Wip stitch the squares together in groups of 9.

 Edging 1:

Row 1: Once the squares are sewn together, with the darker neutral color sl st into a ch 2 corner sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the same space, {dc in the next 12 st, (2 dc in the next ch 2 sp) 2 times} Repeat {to}, dc in the next 12 sts,

{(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, {dc in the next 12 st, (2 dc in the next ch 2 sp) 2 times} Repeat {to}, dc in the next 12 sts} Repeat {to} 2 times Sl st into starting dc. Finish off.

(The amount of repeating sections is determined by the amount of squares you have sewn together. The repeat of  2 dc in the next ch 2 sp is dependent on how many squares you have. The pattern above is for 3 squares in a row or 9 squares all together.)

Repeat row 1 edging for, each of the joined square units.





Joining the Square Units: The bpdc2tog Join 

Holding 2 squares with the back sides facing together,and using the lighter neutral color, make a slip knot around your hook and,  fpdc2tog around the first 2 dc of the square further away from you, bpdc2tog, around the first 2 dc of the square closest to you, {fpdc2tog around the next 2 dc of the square further away from you, bpdc2tog around the next 2 dc of the square closest to you} Repeat {to} When you come to the end of the squares contitue with the next two squares until you have 6 squares joined together. Repeat joining the square units until all of the square units are joined.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Modern Chrysanthemum Throw CAL: The Squares


A Free Crochet Pattern


Have you collected all your scrap yarn together? Let's get started on this blanket and getting our stashes down to lower level for the beginning of the year.

Even though I have already made a sample throw, I'm going to make another one right along with you. I will be using yarn from my stash that I have moved with at least 5 times. It's time to get this yarn in a project. And because I can never follow a pattern (not even my own haha), I'm going to only put 4 squares together instead of 9. We will talk and discuss this change more next week.

Like I said in the last post I love making blankets and throws with squares. I can give myself little goals and the squares are easy to take with me on the go. When I was designing this blanket there were lots of ideas in my head about what the squares looked like. Cabbage roses, fire works, mums, I finally decided on the name Modern Chrysanthemum for the name. Naming my patterns is one of the hardest things for me.

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You can purchase this pattern in whole in my Ravelry Store for $3.00. Don't forget to add it to your favorites.
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Or, you can Subscribe to Designs by Diligence and follow along for free when a new post is ready. Most of the time a new post happens on Tuesday.

If you are new to this CAL you can find the resources and material page Here.
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I would also love if you will follow my Facebook Page.

All of my updates will be posted on there. I hope others will share their progress and ask questions along the way.





Pattern

I want to make a note that these bpdc are a bit unconventional because you are making the stitch around a sc post instead of a dc post. Don't let that scare you. It still works out the same, but it does have a different feel to it.


Round 1: With color A, Ch 4, sl st into first ch to make a ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc), make 11 dc into the ring, sl st into first dc. (12 dc)

Round 2: Change to color B, Ch 1, sc in same st, (bpdc in next dc, sc in same dc) Repeat (to) 11 times, bpdc in the first dc, sl st into the starting sc. (12 bpdc, 12 sc)


Round 3: Change to color A, ch 1, sc in same st, {bpdc in sc of previous row, 2 sc in the bpdc of  previous row}, Repeat {to} 10 times, bpdc in the sc of the previous row, 1 sc in the bpdc of the previous row, sl st into starting sc. (12 bpdc, 24 sc)


Round 4: Change to color B, Ch 2 (does not count as a st), bpdc in starting st, {(2 sc in the bpdc,  (bpdc in the sc) 2 times ) repeat (to), 2 sc in the bpdc, bpdc in the sc, ch 2, bpdc in the next sc,} repeat {to} 2 times, (2 sc in the bpdc,  (bpdc in the sc) 2 times ) repeat (to), 2 sc in the bpdc, bpdc in the sc, ch 2, sl st into the first st.

Finish off. Weave in your ends.



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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Modern Chrysanthemum Throw CAL: The Materials and Resources

A Free Crochet Pattern





Hi, Welcome to my very first ever Crochet - Along. I'm really excited about this pattern. There is a lot of fun techniques and options for this scrap blasting throw so I thought it would make a perfect CAL (a Crochet Along for those of you who might not be familiar with the term).

There will be a few different options for putting all the squares together. I have put mine together like a 9 patch quilt, but you can just put 4 squares together, keep all the squares individual, or you can come up with your own individual way of putting the squares together. When I make this blanket again I want to try and make it with just 4 squares together instead of 9.

Every year I try and make a blanket with all of my scraps of the previous year.  It's a great way to take stock of what I have and relive some of the memories of making all the things with the yarn I use. I also throw in the yarn that I find without labels or I know I won't use for the designing process.

The Modern Chrysanthemum Throw or Mod Mum for short is a fun visual impact blanket. Each square is only 4 rows each. You can easily tackle a square in under 10 minutes. I kept all of my squares in a ziploc bag (or 2) until I was ready to start stitching them together.

I love making blankets with squares. The squares are small enough to take with me on the go. I can give myself goals. I kept the pace of 5 or so squares a day. At that pace I never got tired of working on them, and I still finished the blanket at a reasonable time frame.


Where Can I get this Pattern

This pattern is available in whole on Ravelry in PDF form for purchase for 3.00.
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The pdf is a great option for those of you who don't want to wait for the CAL schedule and it is easy to print off and use.

Keep scrolling down to read the materials and resources needed to to make this beautiful throw. Come back back next week to get the next part of the CAL for free or you can purchase for 3.00 through my Ravelry store.

On Jan. 9th the pattern for the squares will be on the blog
On Jan. 16th we will join the squares together
On Jan. 23nd we will add the border to the blanket.

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Materials

Yarn: Any Worsted Weight Yarn
This is a scrap blanket and your yardage might be different for you. I tried to get as close as I could to what you would need.

You will need at least 8 colors if not more. For the flower colors you will need up to 50 grams each of at least 5 colors.

For the background colors for the squares you will need 150 grams each for 2 colors

For the 2 border colors you will need an additional 100 grams.

You can work it out to that you need 100 grams of yarn for every 20 squares.

Hook: H/ 8 5mm
Notions: A yarn needle to weave in alllll those ends. (Don't worry its not too bad).
Gauge: each square is 3 inches by 3 inches
Size: The finished model blanket is 38 by 46 inches with 127 squares
Stitches Used: ch, sl st,  sc, dc, bpdc, bpdc2tog, fpdc2tog
Special Stitches:

bpdc2tog: yo, hook around back posts of the next 2 sts, from back to front, yo, pull through the yarn, (yo, pull through 2 loops on the hook) 2 times.
fpdc2tog: yo, hook around back posts of the next 2 sts, from front to back, yo, pull through the yarn, (yo, pull through 2 loops on the hook) 2 times.

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.

Resources 

This scrapghan has a lot of bpdc stitches in it. If you need a refresher on what those stitches look like I have added some videos for you so you can practice.

One of the ways we are joining the squares is with the wip stitch so I have added a tutorial link for the wip st. 

videos

 Kristin Omdahl's Video for bpdc


  • this one is great because it is in slooooowww motion. 
Left hand option

Tutorials

Wip stitch join From the Underground Crafter


Facebook page

This is where a lot of the action is going to take place. If you have questions or you want to share pictures of your progress, head there. I will also be sharing extra tips and tricks for the blanket. I hope to see you there.

Use the Hashtag #ModMumCAL in all of your social media posts so they can be easily found. 

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Etching Scarf

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern



I have a Men's Pattern for you today.

Funny Story, I finished the scarf and it just screamed, "I need tassels!" I asked my husband, "Is this scarf still manly if I add tassels?" He gave an automatic "no." "Will you still model it for me if it has tassels?" From the pictures below you will see that the answer is yes. If your husband is like mine you can leave the tassels off and it will still look fetching. Or you can leave them on for yourself and pick one of the other great colors in the Scarfie yarn line.


The whole time I was making this scarf it made me think about when I was in art class and learning about shading with a pencil. All those etched lines across a paper to make your silhouettes stand out. For this drawing  scarf the shading is created with mitered squares and then they are shaded in with entrelac triangles. This scarf works up fast. I as able to finish it in 2 nights. Then there was another 2 nights for blocking. This is a very do-able project for a last minute Christmas gift. 



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Etching Scarf Pattern


Yarn: Lion Brand yarns: Scarfie Size 5/ bulky 78% acrylic, 22% wool 5.3 oz, 150g. 1 ball, color cream/black

Hook: K- 10.5 (6.5mm) (Even though this is Tunisian crochet all of your stitches will fit on a normal hook).
Notions: yarn needle to weave in your ends, hard back book to make your tassels.
Size: 80 by 5 inches (after blocking)
Gauge: each square is 4 by 4 before blocking. 6 TKS and 8 rows equals 2 inches
Special Stitches:
TKS: (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.
(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
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.

Notes: You will make all of the squares first and then go back and add the triangles. If you would like to see pictures of my process of making mitered corners you can check out my tutorial in Mitered Corners Blanket.

Instructions: 

The Squares:

Row 1: (Forward pass) Ch 10, pull up a loop in each ch for a total of 10 loops
(return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 2:  (Forward pass) TKS for 8 sts.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 3: (forward pass) TKS for 7 sts.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 4: (Forward pass) TKS for 6 sts.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 5: (forward pass) TKS for 5 sts.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 6: (forward pass) TKS for 4 sts.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 7: (forward pass) TKS for 3 sts.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 8: (forward pass) TKS for 2 sts.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop,  (yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 9 - 11: (forward pass) TKS for 1 st.
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

Row 12: (forward pass) TKS for 1 st, TKS in sk st of row 8
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop,  (yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 13: (forward pass) TKS for 2 sts, TKS in sk st of row 7
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 14: (forward pass) TKS for 3 sts, TKS in sk st of row 6
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 15: (forward pass) TKS for 4 sts, TKS in sk st of row 5
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 16: (forward pass) TKS for 5 sts, TKS in sk st of row 4
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 17: (forward pass) TKS for 6 sts, TKS in sk st of row 3
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 18: (forward pass) TKS for 7 sts, TKS in sk st of row 2
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 19: (forward pass) TKS for 8 sts, TKS in sk st of row 1
(Return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, ( yo, pull through 2 loops) Repeat (to) to the last loop.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn sl st in the next 10 st up the side of the square to the opposite corner

Repeat row 1-20 for a total of 14 squares. 

At the end of square 14 do not make row 20. 

Do not Finish off. 

1st set of triangles:


Row 1: (Forward pass) pull up a loop in the next 9 st, pull up a loop from the next square (there will be 11 loops on the hook)
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 8 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 2: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 8 st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 7 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 3: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 7 st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 6 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 4: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 6 st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 5 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 5: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 5 st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 6: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 4 st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 7: (Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 3 st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 8:(Forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next 2 st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) (yo, pull through 2 loops) 1 time, yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 9: (forward pass) sk 1 st, pull up a loop in the next st, pull up a loop from the next square
(return pass) Yo, pull through 3 loops

Row 10: (forward pass) pull up 1 loop
(return pass) yo, pull through 2 loops

Repeat rows 1-10 12 times

Finish off.

2nd set of Triangles


Rotate to the other side
Insert into the corner st with a sl st and repeat instructions of the 1st set of Triangles.

Weave in your ends and block to proper size.

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