September 29, 2015

Fast Blanket Mittens -free crochet pattern-


Do you need mittens, and need them NOW?!  Well, if you have about an hour of time, a ball of super bulky yarn and a big hook, you can have new mittens today!  These mittens work up super quickly, and they are very cozy and warm!  I've been using a lot of this type of blanket yarn lately, for accent pillows for my home and I love working with it.  There's a certain gratification that comes with finishing a project quickly and admiring your work.  I fell in love with this yarn so much for its softness and ease, that I wanted mittens of the same texture.  This is an incredibly easy pattern, only requires one ball of yarn (which will actually make more than one pair of mittens), there are only 21 rounds, and requires basic crochet knowledge.

These mittens also make great gifts! (Christmas is around the corner), and these are a wonderful item to make for charity, as they work up so fast, that you could make several pairs in a day.  To sum it up, they are kind of a "super mitten".

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn; Bernat Blanket Yarn, 1 ball Vintage White; 10.5oz/300g; 220 yds/201m; (one ball will make many pairs of mittens)
  • Size 8.0mm crochet hook
  • Stitch Marker (optional)


Size: Women's average hand, easy to adjust.

Finished Measurements:width 4"; length (without cuff) 9`, cuff 2.5"

Stitches Used: Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Crochet; sc2tog=Single crochet next 2 stitches together to decrease; Sl st=Slip Stitch

Additional Skills: Know how to crochet in the round without joining.

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THE PATTERN!

Cuff - worked back and forth in rows

Row 1: Ch 6; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs. (5sc)

Rows 2-15: Ch1, turn; (working in back loops only) sc in next 5 sts.



Row 16: Ch1, turn; line up row 1 under row 15, and join rows, by working a sc in the back loop of row 15 and through the matching ch of row 1, through both next 5 sts. Turn inside out!

 


Hand - Work in CONTINUOUS rounds, do not join, use a stitch marker (optional) at the end of each round.

Rnd 1: Evenly work 16 sc around the end of cuff rows 1-16.


Rnd 2: sc in next 16 sts.

Rnd 3: sc in next 7 sts, (2sc in next st) twice, sc in next 7 sts.

Rnds 4 and 5: sc in next 18 sts.

Rnd 6: sc in next 8 sts, (2sc in next st) twice, sc in next 8 sts.

Rnds 7 and 8: sc in next 20 sts.

Rnd 9: sc in next 8 sts, (thumb opening) ch2- skip next 4 sc, sc in next 8 sts.

Rnd 10: sc in next 8 sts, sc in next 2 chs, sc in next 8 sts. (18sc)



Rnds 11-16: sc in next 18 sts. **Note: If you need a longer or shorter mitten, delete or add a row here)



Rnd 17: (sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts) twice. (16sc)

Rnd 18: (sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts) twice. (14sc)

Rnd 19: (sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts) twice. (12sc)

Rnd 20: (sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) twice. (10sc)

Rnd 21: (sc2tog) 5 times, sl st in next st. (5sc) Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to sew up tip of mitten.




Thumb- worked in continuous rounds.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to the 1st (of the 4) skipped sc of thumb opening with a sl st; 


(working right side facing) sc in next 3 skipped sts, work a sc2tog through the next worked st of hand Row 9 (in the corner) and the next ch of hand Row 9 (this closes a gap); sc in bottom of next ch of Row 9, work a sc2tog through the next worked st of hand Row 9 and the very first skipped st (where you joined). (6sc)

**Note: If you have large thumbs, you can add a st or 2 in the first thumb row, by adding an sc in any (or both) corners where the sc2tog stitches are instead of using sc2tog.  This will make 7 or 8 sc.

Rnds 2-5: sc in next 6 sts.

Rnd 6: (sc2tog) three times, sl st in next st. (3sc) Fasten off and sew in end.

Weave in all ends.  Make another one!

 


There you have it!  I would love to show you them on both of my hands, but I need one free to take the photo!  But I do love them!

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Please do not copy, sell, or re-distribute this pattern! Copyright Firene Designs, 2015. You may share this pattern via socail media and use the main photo for sharing purposes.  Selling of the finished product is encouraged :)

September 28, 2015

Beautiful Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless gloves really are beautiful, and keep you hands warm too.  By simply working in the round using this lacy stitch pattern, you can make your very own beautiful fingerless gloves!  These are great for those cool days where you need your fingers to be free. This pattern has instructions in English and in Dutch.

Designed By: Crejjtion

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
  • 1 ball Scheepjeswol Invicta Extra #1346 (Fingering weight)
  • Size 3mm crochet hook

September 26, 2015

Three Little Pumpkins -free crochet pattern-


Three Little Pumpkins

Here's some cute little crochet pumpkins for you to make this fall!  You can make them without the faces, and use them as your fall decor; or give them faces, and give them Halloween spirit!  Whichever you choose, they make a fun accent for your home and kids will love them.

Designed By: Sharon Mann

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
  • Red Heart With Love: 1 skein each 1252 Mango A, 1401 Pewter B, 1101 Eggshell C, and 1012 Black D 
  • Crochet Hook: 4.25mm [US G-6]

September 24, 2015

Effortless Cowl -free crochet pattern-

Effortless Cowl Pattern FREE at www.MarlyBird.com

If you need a quick crochet cowl to make for the cold months ahead, look no further!  This pretty cowl is make with bulky yarn and a large hook which makes it work up very quickly.  Get creative with the colors and make it yours!

Designed By: Marly Bird

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Super Bulky (CYC size 6) Yarn Bee, “Effortless Super Bulky” (80% acrylic 20% alpaca, 111 yds/170g) Color A (CA): Blossom, Color B (CB): Graphite
  • Hook 9mm M/N
  • Tapestry Needle

September 23, 2015

Women's Peaked Hat -free crochet pattern-

Women's Peaked Cap

This warm hat uses front post stitches to create the beautiful texture of the hat, almost resembling the popcorn stitch.  Basic single crochet stitches form the peak and are topped off with sewing on buttons to complete the look!  This hat is super cute and very chic.

Designed By: Patons

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • Patons Canadiana (3.5 oz/100 g; 205 yds/187 m) Dark Grey Mix (10042) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • 2 buttons


September 21, 2015

Pumpkin Harvest Hat -free crochet pattern-


Every little child needs a fall pumpkin hat!  There are a lot of cute patterns for these, and I chose this one because of it's nice textured design.  This is sized for a baby, and the designer does give some notes on gauge and sizing.  Picture your little one wearing this hat while out picking pumpkins!  These also make great fall baby photo props. This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Cathy Kurtz

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Worsted Weight Yarn, two colors, orange, and green.
  • Size G crochet hook

September 18, 2015

Women's Hooded Vest -free crochet pattern-


I love this!  This crochet vest, uses beautiful stitch work, simplistic assembly, and topped off with large pockets and a hood!  I can picture wearing this in several different styles.  The free pattern is for size Large only, but you can purchase the full sized pattern from the designer, or if you're quite skillful, you could figure the size adjustments out yourself!

Designed By: Maz Kwok

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials: 

  • 3.25 mm crochet hook
  • light weight wool yarn, 300 grams
  • Yarn needle
  • scissors
  • toggle buttons
Size: Large Only


September 16, 2015

Margaret Button Cowl -free crochet pattern-



Looking for the perfect chunky button cowl?  Here it is!  I had numerous requests for button cowls while at craft shows last winter, and I can see this trend moving into this season as well. It's such a simple concept, works up quickly (especially with chunky yarn), and looks amazing!

Designed By: Jennifer Dickerson

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • 1.5 skeins Bernat Softee Chunky yarn
  • L (8.0 mm) crochet hook
  • 1 Large Button
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

September 15, 2015

Candy Coated Armwarmers -free crochet pattern-

Candy-Coated Armwarmers

Here's another great color variation! These retro-ish armwarmers use post stitches and color to create this textured design.  Armwarmers are great for days when it's cooler outside, or inside, but you don't want to wear a long sleeve shirt!

Designed By: Marilyn Losee

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • Caron Simply Soft Light (85 g/3. oz;301 m/330 yds) Contrast A Black (0014) 1 Contrast B Hawaiian Sky (0009) 1 Contrast C Magenta (0011) 
  • Size US F-5 (3.75mm) (for ribbing on hand end of warmer). 
  • One size US G-6 (4mm), or size to obtain gauge. 
  • One size US H-8 (5mm), or size to obtain gauge. 
  • Yarn needle

September 14, 2015

Bonny Lass Capelet -free crochet pattern-


Check out this gorgeous crochet capelet!  Capelets first became fashionable in the Victorian era and have continued to resurface throughout the years.  They hold a bit of elegance and romance and simply look luxurious.  This particular design uses double strands of wool yarn to make a chunky weight, By using post stitches and working back in forth in rows, you can create your own! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: HRH Handmade Style

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • 3 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted in Rose Heather. You will hold two strands together to form a chunky weight. 
  • Suggested Hook:K

September 11, 2015

Sugar Granny Skull Top -free crochet pattern-



I made this Sugar Skull Granny Square top back in July and then life got very busy for me with packing and moving into my new house, and now landscaping... so this project got put on hold until just now.  I was going to size it, chart it, and sell it, but... I've decided to make it a freebie!

I've done my best to try to explain how this top was made and I hope you can figure it out!

This pattern is completely made up of granny squares in different sizes and colors to complete the top.  There is A LOT of sewing required, and a lot of black yarn!  But if you love Sugar Skulls, then it's worth it!

The Patterns for each type of Granny Square are listed first.  You will make many of them! A drawn Chart and Assembly Instructions are following the square patterns.

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Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level:  Intermediate/Advanced

Materials: 
  • Light Worsted or Sport Weight yarn
  • Red Heart Soft Touch (Worsted) Black, 3 balls
  • Georga Baby Luv Baby Yarn (Sport) White - 1 ball; Red - 1 ball; Blue -1 ball
  • Size 4.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle


Size: Medium- Large

Finished measurements: 14 inches wide across bust, un-stretched.  21 inches long. 

Gauge: 1 Medium Square =approx. 4 inches.

*Note: leave long tails at the end of each square and use this to sew together as you go. 

*Warning: Lots of sewing, it’s ok not to sew stitch for stitch, as you want to close up any corner gaps as you can. Just make it look even!  Sometimes, it will seem like it’s going to be pulled, but it will all workout in the end because it’s stretchy!
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The top consists of different sizes and types of granny squares.  

Small Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  Fasten off.


Two Toned Small Square
-With Black yarn; Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), work 3dc, ch2 in loop,  (Attach White and carry black behind work) *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** twice, (Pick up Black and carry White behind work) work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, (3dc- ch2) in next ch2 space, (Pick up White, carry black behind work) 3dc in same ch2 space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space, (3dc- ch2) in next ch2 space, (Pick up Black, fasten off white) 3dc in same ch2 space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  Fasten off.


Medium Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. Fasten off.


¾ Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc in loop, ch2, (3dc-ch2) in loop, 3dc in loop.

Rnd 2: Ch3, turn; 2dc in same space, *3dc-ch2-3dc  in next ch2 space** twice, 3dc in last dc.

Rnd 3: Ch3, turn; 2dc in same space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** twice, 3dc in next space, 3dc in last dc.

Rnd 4: Ch3, turn; 2dc in same space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** twice,( 3dc in next space) twice, 3dc in last dc. Fasten off.


Diamond Square (Same as Medium Square, Alternate Colors)
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: With RED yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Attach WHITE YARN, fasten off RED YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Attach BLUE YARN, drop WHITE YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Pick up WHITE YARN, fasten off BLUE YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. Fasten off.


Circle in a Square (Eyes)
-With BLACK YARN, Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), work 11 dc in loop. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in space between last and 1st dc, (2dc in space between next 2 dcs) 11 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. (24dc)

Rnd 3: Attach RED yarn, fasten off BLACK yarn, Ch3, 2dc in space between last and 1st dc, *3dc in space between next 2 sets of 2dc** 11 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. (36dc)

Rnd 4: Attach WHITE yarn, fasten off BLACK yarn, Ch3, 2dc in space  between last and 1st dc, *(3dc in space between next 2 sets of 3dc) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next space between 2 sets of 3dc** 3 times, (3dc in space between next 2 sets of 3dc) twice,  3dc-ch2 in 1st space between sets of 3dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join. Fasten off.

Small Teeth Squares
-With White Yarn; Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch4 (counts as 1HDC and ch2), 3HDC in same ch2 space, *3HDC-ch2-3HDC in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2HDC in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch4 to join. 

Rnd 3: Attach BLACK yarn, fasten off WHITE yarn, ch1, sc in same ch2 space, *(sc, work a long dc into very center loop, sc) in next space, (sc-ch2-sc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (sc, work a long dc into very center loop, sc) in next space, sc in 1st space. Ch1, sl st in 1st ch to join. Fasten off.


Large Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 3 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 4 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 4 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 7: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 5 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 5 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 8: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 6 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 6 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  (24 dc on each side) Fasten off.


Extra Large Square
-Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 3 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 4 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 4 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 7: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 5 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 5 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 8: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 6 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 6 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 9: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 7 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 7 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 10: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 8 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 8 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 11: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 9 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 9 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 12: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 10 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 10 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 13: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 11 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 11 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 14: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 12 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 12 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 15: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 13 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 13 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 16: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 14 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 14 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. (48dc down each side) fasten off.


Side Squares (Same a Large Square, Alternate Colors)
With BLACK yarn, Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *work 3dc, ch2 in loop** 3 times,  work 2 dc in loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join (last set of 3dc complete), sl st in first ch2 space.

Rnd 2: Attach BLUE yarn, drop BLACK YARN, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc-ch2-3dc in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join. 

Rnd 3: Pick up BLACK yarn, fasten off BLUE yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *3dc in next space, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 3dc in next space, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 4: Attach RED yarn, drop BLACK yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) twice, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) twice, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 5: Pick up BLACK yarn, fasten off RED yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 3 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 3 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 6: Attach WHITE yarn, drop BLACK yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 4 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 4 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 7: Pick up BLACK yarn, fasten off WHITE yarn, Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 5 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 5 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.

Rnd 8: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc in next space) 6 times, (3dc-ch2-3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (3dc in next space) 6 times, 2dc in 1st ch2 space, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.  (24 dc on each side) Fasten off.


ASSEMBLY - INSTRUCTIONS


 Starting from the TOP LEFT, working in quadrants (the size of a Medium square) Leave long tails and sew them together as you go.

1.       Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square.
2.       Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square
3.       Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, 1 White SMALL Square, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
4.       Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square.

5.       Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square.
6.       Make 1 White ¾ Square.
7.       Make 1 Diamond Square.
8.       Make 1 White ¾ Square.
9.       Make 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square, 1 White SMALL Square, and 2 Black SMALL Squares.

10.   Make 2 Black SMALL Squares, and 2 White SMALL Squares.
11.   Make 1 CIRCLE IN A SQUARE.
12.   Make 1 CIRCLE IN A SQUARE.
13.   Make 2 White SMALL SQUARES, and 2 Black SMALL Squares.

14.   Make 3 Black SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
15.   Make 3 White SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
16.   Make 3 White SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square
17.   Make 3 Black SMALL Squares, and 1 TWO TONED Black/White Small Square

18.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
19.   Make 2 SMALL TEETH Squares, 1 TWO TONES Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square.
20.   Make 2 SMALL TEETH Squares, 1 TWO TONES Black/White Small Square, and 1 White SMALL Square.
21.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square

22.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
23.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
24.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square
25.   Make 1 Black MEDIUM Square



BACK ASSEMBLY

1.       Make 1 Black EXTRA LARGE Square
2.       Make 2 Black LARGE SQUARES



SIDE ASSEMBLY

1.       Make 8 LARGE SIDE Squares. (4 on each side)
- Sew together in a shape of a diamond and sew 2 sides onto the front and back on the 3rd quadrant down from the top. Sew the top 2 front and back sides of the top quadrants together.



STRAPS

-Whatever you want :D, I crocheted strips of rows of 4dc until long enough for me, and crossed them over at the back and sewed them on. This will be a custom measurement.

There you have it and happy crocheting!


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Pineapple Wall Clock -free crochet pattern-


I love crochet home decor and crochet pineapple designs, so when I found this pattern, I became very excited!  This unique crochet clock uses a 12 point pineapple which is perfect for as the background.  The doily is then attached and varnished to the same shape of wooden background and finished off my adding the cock mechanism to the center.  You can find most of these materials at any craft store, however, I think that this would also make a great "re-finish" product.  Do you have an old boring clock laying around?  Why not paint it, and attach this pretty doily?

Designed By: EmmHouse/ Priscilla Hewitt

Skill Level:  Advanced

Materials: 
  • Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet (size 10) cotton
  • Crochet hook 1.25mm
  • Tapestry needle
  • Wall clock kit 12" (30cm) 
  • White acrylic paint (optional)
  • Glue suitable for paper or fabric (I used decoupage glue)
  • Clear vanish

September 9, 2015

Mermaid Fish Tail Treat Bags -free crochet pattern-


I had been approached by a regular customer of mine, a mother of two small children, to create some treat/gift bags for the upcoming birthday of her little girl.  With the Bubble Guppies (kids tv show) as the theme, our first thought was to create character bags for each child.  However, instead we agreed on mermaid tail or fish tail bags, keeping in theme of the tv show, but making the bags similar to one another. (and avoiding any child conflict on wanting another child's bag instead:) ) I am quite pleased with the result, and have decided to share this free pattern with you today!

Starting from the bottom up, you will work the tail fin back and forth in short rows, where the first and last row are joined, and continue to work up in rounds.  The top decorative edge is made by using the crocodile stitch, and finally finished off with the simple drawstring.

Photos and hdc crocodile stitch tutorial included!


Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene Designs

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials
  • Worsted Weight yarn, approximately 80-100 yards
  • Size 4.25mm (G/6) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for sewing
Measurements: 6 inches high (without tail); 10 inches high with tail; 4.5 inches wide (laying flat)


THE PATTERN!

Beginning with the tail fin...

Leave a long beginning tail, approximately 12 inches (for sewing later on), and Ch 18.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 9 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in last 2 chs.
Row 2: Ch1, turn; sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts. (to decrease)
Row 3: Ch3, turn; dc2tog over first 2 sts (to decrease), dc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 4: Ch1, turn; sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts.
Row 5: Ch3, turn; dc2tog over first 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 6: Ch1, turn; sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts.
Row 7: Ch3, turn; dc2tog over first 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 8: Ch1, turn; sc in next 9 sts.

half of the tail fin

Row 9: Ch3, turn; 2dc in first st (to increase), dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 10: Ch1, turn; sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in last st (to increase).
Row 11: Ch3, turn; 2dc in first st, dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 12: Ch1, turn, sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in last st.
Row 13: Ch3, turn; 2dc in first st, dc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 14: Ch1, turn, sc in next 13 sts, 2sc in last st.
Row 15: Ch3, turn; dc in next 10 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts.



... Ch1, (working in the row ends) work 15sc across top edge of the fin, fold the fin over (right side facing) and sl st in the first sc to join.




...continue on with the tail in rounds

*tip: work your 1st stitch of the round not in the joining st, but the next one, this eliminates a seem.

Rnds 1 and 2: Ch1, -do not turn for remainder of pattern- hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in last 3 sts, 

Rnd 3: Ch1, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st) 5 times, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (=20 hdc)


Rnd 4: Ch1, (hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (=30hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, hdc in each hdc, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (30hdc)

Rnd 6:  Ch1, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (=40 hdc)




Rnds 7-17: Ch1, hdc in each hdc, sl st in 1st hdc to join. (40hdc)


... and now work the crocodile stitch trim

*Note: If you feel uncomfortable with the crocodile stitch, you can skip this step and just add 2 more rows of hdc... but if you're already good at it, or ready for something new, let's add this minor but cute detail!

Rnd 18: (Track Rnd) Ch3, hdc in same st as join, (Ch1- skip next st, hdc in next st, ch1- skip next st, hdc in next 2 sts) 7 times, ch1- skip next st, hdc in next st, ch1- skip last st, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch2 to join.



Rnd 19: (Crocodile Stitch) (work 4hdc downward around the front post of the first hdc, work 4hdc upward around the front post of the 2nd hdc, skip next ch1, sc in next 1 hdc) repeat 8 times.







Rnd 20: (Track Rnd) Ch2, hdc in same st, (ch1- 1hdc in center of next crocodile st, ch1- 2hdc in next sc) 7 times, ch1- hdc in center of last crocodile st, ch1- sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch2.



Rnd 21: (Crocodile Stitch) Repeat Rnd 19


Rnd 22: (Drawstring Rnd) Ch4, (hdc in center of next crocodile st, ch2- hdc in next sc, ch2) 7 times, hdc in center of last crocodile st, ch2, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch4. Fasten off.  Sew in the end.



Using your beginning long tail, sew the bottom of the bag closed.



...drawstring

Ch 80, fasten off.  Weave the chain through the last round (Rnd 22).  Tie the 2 ends together and sew in your tails. Pull drawstring so that you have two handles.




And that's it!  I made 8 of these :)



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