June 29, 2012

Milano Vest



"Whip up this cosmopolitan vest in just a weekend. "

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)"/76 (86.5, 96.5,106.5, 117) cm
Length 21 (21½, 22, 22½, 23)"/53.5 (54.5, 56, 57, 58.5) cm

MATERIALS
• 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins Tahki Yarns COTTON CLASSIC LITE 100%
mercerized cotton; (1.75 oz/50g/146yd/135m) in color #4932 amethyst
• E-4 (3.75mm) crochet hook
• Two shank buttons, ½" (13 mm)
• Yarn needle


June 28, 2012

Ombre Beach Cover up



An eye catching beach coverup!  Eccentric with multicolor, full length body and a hood!  Wild, but... I love it!

Sizes: directions for small size 8 – 10 changes for medium size (12-14) are in parenthesis

Body Bust Size: 31 ½ - 32 ½ (34 – 36)

Materials: Unger Carnival, 40 gram balls 6 (7) balls, steel crochet hook no. 0 Gauge: 7 meshes = 5”





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June 27, 2012

Farrah's Flower Feet -Barefoot Sandals

Here's yet again, a barefoot sandal pattern!  It is my pattern, do not sell, copy, or sell the finished product online.  However, you may make and sell these at live events such as craft fairs and markets.

I have been selling my work at a local market every Saturday, and so far, barefoot sandals are my #1 seller.  They are fun!  I use bamboo because it is moisture wicking, antibacterial, and it just feels nice!

Designed by:  Fintage for 365 Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy if you can follow instructions

Size:  One Size, fits adult women's 6-10 shoe size.

Crochet Hook:  2.0mm


Yarn:  Mei Mei's Bamboo Yarn in Hollyhock.  Yarn weight: 1 - super fine

Other:  One large sewing needle to sew in ends, 4 wooden beads (optional)

Terms Used: 
Ch=chain
Rnd=round or row
Sl st=slip stitch
Sc=single crochet
Hdc=half double crochet
dc=double crochet
tr=treble or triple crochet
picot= chain 3, slip stitch in 1st chain




Pattern:

Ch25.  Sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd1:  85sc inside of ring!  (you must pull your stitches in tight together in order to fit 85 sts inside ring, this makes the ring firm) Sl st to beginning st.  Do not turn.

Tip- Try pulling the sts tight evey 5 scs.  



Rnd2:  (Working over previous row of 85sc) 55sc inside ring.  (This makes the ring big and firm) Sl st to beginning st.  Do not turn.

Image1:  sc over the prev rnd
Image2:  shows 10sc
Image3:  Shows 30sc
Image4:  This si what you should have at the end of the rnd, 55sc



Rnd3:  (Sl st, hdc, dc, hdc, sl st) in next 5 sts.  Repeat 11 times.  Sl st to beginning st.  Do not turn. 

Rnd 3


Rnd4:  (Sl st, hdc, 2dc in next st, hdc, sl st) in next 5 sts. Repeat 11 times.  Sl st to beginning st.  Do not turn.

Rnd 4


Rnd5:  (Petal= sl st, sc; hdc-dc-tr in next st, picot, tr-dc-hdc in next st; sc, sl st) in next 6 sts.  Repeat 4 times.   

One petal

(Tie= Ch 201, sl st back 200 sts to 1st ch.)  

One Tie

Make 3 more petals.  Make another tie. 

Two ties


Make 4 more petals.  (Toe= Ch60, sl st to beginning ch to form a ring)  Sl st to beginning st of row.  Fasten off.  
Finished
Add beads (Optional)
with beads



Try fun color variations!


black, orange, and yellow

June 26, 2012

Beaded Necklace and Earrings


Beaded Necklace and Earrings

Designed By: Lisa Gentry
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:  AUNT LYDIA’S® “Classic Crochet Thread”, Size 10: 1 ball 419 Ecru.
Crochet Hook: 1.75mm [US 3] for earrings; 2.15mm [US 4] for necklace; 1.25mm [US 9] for attaching beads.
Tapestry needle, about 176 black opal seed beads (size E), two ¾” bone rings (for earrings), 2 silver earring loops, one spring ring and one jump ring (for necklace). 
Size:  Necklace measures 15” around inner edge.
One earring measures 1½” long (not including earring loop).

June 24, 2012

Gwyneth Headband



"Keeps the hair in place when the wind is playing!"
Length: approx. 45 cm / 17 3/4'' + ties

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g color no 50, light ice blue

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm/C - or size needed to get 1 hexagon to measure approx. 5 x 5 cm / 2"x 2''.




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June 22, 2012

Berroco Shoal



"Shoal is a gorgeous crocheted variation on traditional Shetland Hap shawls which have a plain central panel and gracefully waving lace edges. Crocheted in oceanic shades of Ultra Alpaca Fine, this shawl can be worn as a luxurious wrap or used as a small lap throw. "
Skill level: Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 54” square

Yarn: 4 Hanks BERROCO ULTRA ALPACA FINE (100 grs), #1288 Blueberry Mix (MC) and 2 hanks each #1285 Oceanic Mix (A), #1277 Peat Mix (B) and #1294 Turquoise Mix (C)

Hook: size 3.25 mm (D-3)



June 21, 2012

Rosetta Bikini

I am finding lots of bikini patterns in the archives!

Size: Top:
S = 32/33 inches
M = 34/35 inches
L = 36/37 inches
XL = 38/39 inches
1XL = 40/41 inches

Bottom/Hips:
S = 34 inches
M = 36 inches
L = 38 inches
XL = 40 inches
1XL = 42 inches

Materials
- Sock it to Me! Collection – Esprit by Elann
(50 g per ball): 2 balls of Rosetta #3853 (MC)
- Sock it to Me! Collection – Esprit by Elann
(50 g per ball): 1 ball of Capri Blue #2499 (CC)
- US G6/4.00 mm crochet hook or hook
needed to obtain gauge
- US #2 crochet hook or any smaller hook




June 20, 2012

Summer Striped Top


Summer Striped Top

This easy crocheted top looks great in bright colored stripes. It ends at the hip with a flattering ruffle edging.

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:  STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Bamboo Ewe™”: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) Balls each 5280 Geranium A, 5625 Sprout B and 5230 Buttercup C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Stitch marker, yarn needle.

Size:  Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes  Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X are in parentheses.
Bust: 26 (30, 34, 36, 40)”  Length: 16”
Top is meant to be worn with negative ease.



June 19, 2012

Spring Cozy



 "Absolutely retro!"

Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 17, off white
50-100-100 g color no 30, denim blue
50-100-100 g color no 39, pistachio green
50-100-100 g color no 25, moss/seed green
50-100-100 g color no 60, dark old pink
50-100-100 g color no 35, vanilla
50-100-100 g color no 45, dusty orange
50-100-100 g color no 59, light old pink

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 - or size needed to get 1 square to measure approx. 21 x 21 cm / 8¼" x 8¼'' after 8 rows.



June 18, 2012

Capri Bikini

By Raynelda Calderon
   
Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:  Top: S = 32/33 inches  M = 34/35 inches
 L = 36/37 inches  XL = 38/39 inches  1XL = 40/41 inches

Bottom/Hips: S = 34 inches  M = 36 inches  L = 38 inches  XL = 40 inches
                    
Materials  - Sock it to Me! Collection – Esprit by Elann (50 g per ball): 2 balls of Capri
Blue #2499 (MC)
- Sock it to Me! Collection – Esprit by Elann (50 g per ball): 1 ball of Rosetta
#3853 (CC)
- US G6/4.00 mm crochet hook or hook needed to obtain gauge
- US #2 crochet hook or any smaller hook



June 17, 2012

Lady Bug Backpack


Lady Bug Backpack


"Your little lady will love carrying her special things in this unique back pack. Crocheted with machine wash and dry yarn, it’s easy to keep it looking great no matter where it travels."

Designed By: Patsy Harbor
Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies: RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 0319 Cherry Red A and 0312 Black B.
Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle, 2 buttons 7/16”, 2 buttons 1”.

Size: Backpack measures 8¾” x 9”







June 15, 2012

Beach Coverup


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Sizes: Directions for small size (6-8).  Changes for medium size (10-12) are in parentheses. Both sizes are made the same.  Gauge determines size.

Fits Body Bust Size: 30 1/2"-31 1/2" (32 1/2 - 34")
Blocked Bust Size: 35" (38")

Materials: Reynolds Parfait, 13 (15) 30-gram balls.  Steel crochet hook Size 1 (00). 

Gauge: 13 sts = 2"; 3 rows = 1" (No. 1 Hook). Note: Each square on chart represents 1 space (sp); each X represents 1 block (bl).


June 14, 2012

Pastorale - Summer Hat



"A classic beauty!"

Crochet DROPS hat with flower in ”Fabel” and “Lin”.

Size: S/M - L/XL
Head circumference: 56 - 58 cm / 22" - 22¾"

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100 g for both sizes in color no 153p, TexMex
And use: DROPS LIN from Garnstudio
100 g for both sizes in color no 103, linen
CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 16 sc x 19 rows with 1 strand Fabel and 1 strand Lin = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.


June 13, 2012

Coaster Set


Coaster Set


I love making these for my outdoor patio!  They are bright and fun!

Even beginners to the craft of crochet will be able to make these colorful coasters. Great gift idea!
  Kim Kotary
Skill Level:  Beginner


Supplies:
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 ball 368 Paddy Green, 321 Gold or 376 Burgundy.  Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Yarn needle, Four ½” beads per coaster.

Size:  Each Coaster is 4” square.



June 12, 2012

Stripes and Naughty Air Bikini

A cute summer bathing suit!  I believe this pattern has been translated, however it does seem easy!  Enjoy!

Size: 40 (Euro)

Materials:
Fixação Circulo yarn, 2 balls in the color 1312 and 1 balls each of the colors 6133, 2769, and 4448, and 1 crochet hook Círculo # 2 (1,75 mm).

Stitches: chain (ch), slipstitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), and double crochet (dc).

Gauge: 1 square of 10 x 10 cm = 26 sts x 12 rows 




June 11, 2012

Easy One Piece Slippers



Designed by:   Crafts by Starlight

Materials: Lion brand Yarn; Wool-ease Chunky, One skein Violet.

Hook Size: J-10

Woman’s slipper size 6 ½, for size 7 slipper use Hook size K. Slipper should fit snug.


June 10, 2012

Sea Breeze - Skirt



"Get ready for a boat trip!"
Size: XS/S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Waist: 64-72-84-90-104-118 cm / 25"-28½"-33"-35½"-41"-46½"
Hem: 104-114-124-132-146-160 cm / 41"-45"-48 3/4"-52"-57½"-63"
Full length: 46-48-50-52-54-56 cm / 18''-19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22''

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300-300-350 g color no 09, navy blue
100-150-150-150-200-200 g color no 18, off white

CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 22 sts x 20 rows with STRIPE PATTERN = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 6 pieces


June 7, 2012

Ripple Afghan


Here's an easy afghan pattern!
Designed by: Jenny Newman



Materials:  Red Heart 4 ply Worsted Weight Yarn, Country Rose, Rose Pink and Cornmeal, Hook I


June 6, 2012

Mosaic Basketweave Placemat


Mosaic Basketweave Placemat


I am making these for my outdoor patio table!
Bring your crocheting skills to the table with this pretty two-color set. These no-shaped pieces are small enough to make it fun to try out a new stitch technique.
Designed By: Susan Lowman

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:  RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 885 Delft Blue A and 320 Cornmeal B.
Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

Size:Placemat measures 13” x 19”, including fringe.


June 5, 2012

Summer of 69 - Poncho



"Colorful and summery - you'll enjoy using this!"

Size: XS/S - M/L - XL/XXL

Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
150-150-150 g color no 17, off white
100-100-100 g color no 27, peach
100-100-100 g color no 29, light ice blue
100-100-100 g color no 30, denim blue
100-100-100 g color no 38, raspberry
100-100-100 g color no 58, powder pink
100-100-100 g color no 60, dark old pink
50-100-100 g color no 21, light mint green

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 - or size needed to get 1 granny square = 8 x 8 cm / 3 1/8'' x 3 1/8'' and to get 4 tr-groups in width x 5½ tr-groups vertically = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.


June 4, 2012

Strawberry Applique



Here's a simple strawberry pattern!  I am going to give these a try, and transform them into earrings!

Designed by Crafts by Starlight

"Strawberries Great fun! This strawberry appliqué is a fun addition for projects yet to be made for the summer. This Project is made with Size 10 thread. I used pink and lt green for the berries but Red and green are fun as well. "

Materials: Lt. Green and Pink size 10 threads. Crochet Hook size 1.8 mm.


June 3, 2012

Diva Denim Remix Skirt


Diva Denim Remix Skirt

Transform a skirt from plain to lively and fun with rows of crocheted ruffles. We show it in denim, but other fabric skirts work just as well.

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:  RED HEART® “Soft Yarn”: 1 ball each 9820 Mid Blue A and 9440 Light Grey Heather B.  Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Heavyweight skirt, yarn needle.

Size:  Fringe measures 4” long and adds 2” to skirt length.




June 2, 2012

Coffee Cup Plant Holder


 

I think this pattern is cute!  It's a great idea to decorate my plant holders in my dining room with this pattern!

Designed By:  Christina Heredia.

Materials and Equipment :
 150 yards of jute twine
 Crochet hook size K
 6-7 inch diameter potted plant or any potted plant that fits snugly inside crocheted cup

Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = 3 inches

Note: Jute twine can be messy to crochet with sometimes. Bits of the fiber will flake off around your work area and it can be itchy on your fingers as you crochet.


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June 1, 2012

CustomTank Top #2


 


A simple  elegant tank top to wear this summer!

Materials: Aunt Lydia's Quick Crochet Denim, or other light worsted yarn, approx 600 yards for size xsmall. (Shown in color: Oxford)

Hook: Size H and I

Sizes: xs (s, m, l)

Gauge: 3.5'' x 2.75'' for 18 stitches wide x 10 rows in the alternating back/front loop only stitch pattern used in the first part of the pattern. 



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