Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stitch of the Week #10- Perforated Pattern



Perforated Pattern Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #10

Click here for the video instructions!

Materials Needed:

oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors


Finished size: 9” W x 9” H

Notes:

Ch3 at the beginning of a row cts as a dc

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sk- skip
sp- space
st- stitch



 Pattern:

R1- ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across (40)

R2- ch3, turn, (dc in 6 sc, ch2, sk 2) across, dc in the last 7 sc.

R3- ch1, turn, sc in each dc, 2sc in each ch2 sp across (40sc)

R4- ch3, turn, dc in 2sc, (ch2, sk 2, dc in 6sc) across to last 5, ch2, sk2, dc in last 3sc.

R5- ch1, turn, sc in each dc, 2sc in each ch2 sp across. (40sc)

R6-25- repeat R2-5

You can finish off with a sc border if you like. Watch the video if you need instructions for a border.  


Friday, May 17, 2019

Stitch of the Week #9- Rice Stitch


Rice Stitch Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #9

Click here for Video Instructions!


Materials Needed:


2oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors

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Finished size: 8” W x 8” H

Notes:

Ch2 at the beginning of a row counts as hdc throughout

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post double crochet
sp- space
st- stitch
yo- yarn over


 Pattern:

R1- with color 1, ch 37, dc in the fourth ch from the hook and each ch across.

R2- ch2, turn, sk first dc, (fpdc ar the next dc, bpdc ar the next dc) to the last 2 st, fpdc ar the next dc, hdc in the turning ch.

R3-21- Repeat R2.

This dishcloth does not require a border.




© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Grimm's CAL Bonus Pattern #2- Rose Tree Bag!




Rose Tree Bag*

by Niamh Holcroft

*this pattern used with permission from the designer for the Grimm's CAL 

“For my sister-in-law, who loved roses and whose favourite colour was pink. First released on 15th May 2019 in Bizzy Crochet’s Spring CAL. Happy Birthday Barb, I miss you. X “






MATERIALS

Yarn
Scheepjes Catona (100% mercerized cotton; 25g/62.5m, 4-ply)
Yarn A: 212 Sage Green x 1 ball (21g used)
Yarn B: 240 Amethyst x 1 ball (7g used)
Yarn C: 251 Garden Rose x 1 ball (13g used)
Yarn D: 222 Tulip x 1 ball (7g used)
Yarn E: 105 Bridal White x 1 ball (7g used)
US E/ 3.5mm Crochet Hook (I used Clover Amour)
1 Stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round
Tapestry needle for sewing in ends
Scissors

Other Materials
Small ornamental charm as an alternative to the tassels.


GAUGE
Gauge is not critical for this project. 


DIMENSIONS
16cm (6.25”) across x 18cm (7”) from drawstring to middle bottom (laid flat unblocked).

ABBREVIATIONS – US terms
beg             beginning
ch/chs        chain/ chains
ch-sp/s       chain space/s
ch-1 sp       chain 1 space (or number of chains indicated)
dc               double crochet
hdc             half double crochet
MR             magic ring
sc               single crochet
sk               skip
ss                slip stitch
rep              repeat
sp/ sps        space/ spaces
st/ sts          stitch/ stitches
tr                 treble crochet

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Picot-3        Ch3, slst in third ch from hook.

  
PATTERN NOTES
This project is worked in rounds from the bottom up.
The drawstring is a Romanian Braid stitch pattern.
The tree stitch pattern is a multiple of four.  The bag can be made smaller/ larger by working fewer/ more increase rounds, making sure the total number of stitches on the last increase round is divisible by four.
The bag can also be made smaller or larger by using a lighter/ heavier weight of yarn together with the suitable hook size.
Unless stated otherwise, the beginning ch1 at the start of each round does not count as a stitch.
The beginning ch4 at the start of each round counts as a double crochet plus ch1.
I found it helpful to mark the first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.
When cutting yarn at the end of the row in the color repeat section, remember to leave sufficient tail to weave in.
Wash and block before threading your braid.


PATTERN

Bottom
Worked in rounds, increasing in each round.

With Yarn A
Round 1      (RS) Make MR, 6sc in ring.  Join with slst to first sc. [6 sc]
Round 2      Ch1 (does not count as st), 2sc in same st, 2sc in each st around, join with ss to first sc. [12 sc]
Round 3      Ch1, sc in same st, 2sc in next st, (sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [18 sc]
Round 4      Ch1, sc in same st, sc, 2sc in next st, (2sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [24 sc]
Round 5      Ch1, sc in same st, 2sc, 2sc in next st, (3sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [30 sc]
Round 6      Ch1, sc in same st, 3sc, 2sc in next st, (4sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [36 sc]
Round 7      Ch1, sc in same st, 4sc, 2sc in next st, (5sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [42 sc]
Round 8      Ch1, sc in same st, 5sc, 2sc in next st, (6sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [48 sc]
Round 9      Ch1, sc in same st, 6sc, 2sc in next st, (7sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [54 sc]
Round 10   Ch1, sc in same st, 7sc, 2sc in next st, (8sc, 2sc in next st) around, join with ss to first sc. [60 sc]


Body
In this section Rounds 13 to 16 set the pattern repeat.

Round 11   Ch1, sc in same st and in each st around, join with ss to first sc.
Round 12   Ch4 (counts as dc plus ch1), sk1 sc, (3dc, ch1, sk1) around to last 2 sts, 2dc, join with ss to third ch of beg ch 4, changing to Yarn B. [45 dc/ 15 ch-sps]

Pattern repeat begins.  Starting with Yarn B, the color sequence is B, C, D and E, changing to the new color at the end of every second (even numbered) round.
All tr stitches are worked in front of the ch 1 from the previous round and into the unworked stitch two rounds below in the case of Round 13 and three rounds below on all subsequent rounds.

Round 13   Ch1, sc in same st, tr in st two rounds below, sc in next st, ch1, sk1, *sc in next st, tr in st two rounds below, sc in next st, ch1, sk1; rep from * to end, join with ss to first sc. [15 pattern repeats]
Round 14   Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, ch1, sk ch-1 sp, (3dc, ch1, sk ch-1 sp) around, join with ss to third ch of beg ch 3, changing to new color. [45 dc, 15 ch-sps]
Round 15   Ch1, sc in same st, ch1, sk1, sc, tr in st three rounds below, *sc, ch1, sk1, sc, tr in st three rounds below; rep from * around, join with ss to first sc. [15 pattern repeats]
Round 16   Ch4 (counts as dc plus ch1), sk ch-sp, (3dc, ch1, sk ch-sp) around to last 2 sts, 2dc, join with ss to third ch of beg ch 4, changing to new color. [45 dc/ 15 ch-sps]

Rounds 17-28 Maintaining the color sequence as indicated above repeat Rounds 13 to 16 three more times, changing to Yarn A at the end of Round 28.  Remember, all tr stitches are now worked into the unworked stitch three rounds below.

Round 29   Ch1, sc in same st, (tr in st three rounds below, 3sc) to last three sts, tr in st three rounds below, 2sc, join with ss to first sc. [45 sc/ 15 tr]
Round 30   Ch1, sc in same st and in each st around, join with ss to first sc. [60 sc]
Round 31   Ch3 (counts as hdc plus ch1), sk1, 2hdc, (ch1, sk1, 2hdc) to last 2 sts, sk1, hdc, join with ss to second ch of beg ch-3. [40 hdc/ 20 ch-1 sps]
Round 32   Ch1, sc in same st, sc in each st and ch-1 sp around, join with ss to first sc. [60 sc]
Round 33   Ch1, sc in same st, (ch3, sk1, sc) to last st, ch3, sk1, join with ss to first sc. [30 sc/ 30 ch-3 sps]
Round 34   Ss into first ch-3 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), sc in same sp, (ch3, sc in next ch-3 sp) around, ch3, join with ss to first sc.
Round 35   As Round 34.
Round 36   Slst into first ch-3 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), sc, (ch1, picot-3, ch1, sc in next ch-sp) around, ch1, picot-3, ch1, join with ss to first sc. [30 picot-3]
Fasten off and weave in ends.  Wash and block.

DRAWSTRING

With Yarn C make a Romanian Braid.  A tip here is to work the stitches loosely as, otherwise, it’s difficult to get the hook into the next stitches you’re going to work into.

Leaving a suitable length of tail (to be used to attach the tassel) make a slip knot.  Ch2, sc in second ch from hook.
You will see a single loop at the bottom (photo 1).  *Rotate the top of your work away from you so the loop is on the top (photo 2), insert your hook into the loop (photo 3) and make a single crochet.

                                                               


picture 1

picture 2




picture 3











You will now see two loops at the bottom of your work (photo 4). 
*Rotate your work as previously so the loops are now at the top (photo 5).  Working into both loops, insert hook (photo 6), yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through two loops.  There will now be two new loops at the bottom of your work.
Repeat from * until desired length (mine was 22 inches). 



picture 4
 picture 5

 picture 6










After a few stitches it’s a nice rhythm and you can clearly see the loops you will be making your stitches into (photos 7 and 8).

     
  picture 7
picture 8








          


When you’re happy with the length of your braid, leaving sufficient length to attach tassel, fasten off.


TASSEL

Wind your yarn round your fingers till you have a nice bundle (I did 13 wraps) (see photo 9).  Carefully lay your bundle on a short length of the same yarn (with the yarn about a quarter from the top of the bundle) and secure firmly (see photo 10).  Pick up the loops on the bottom and cut (see photo 11).  Smooth your tassel so it’s neat and trim the bottom if needed.  Your tassel is now ready to be attached to your braid.

 
picture 9
       
picture 10
picture 11 











ASSEMBLY

On Round 31 locate the pair of half double crochets between the eyelets opposite to the beginning/ end of the round.  Thread your braid from front to back through either eyelet to the side of this pair then, working towards the back of the bag into the next eyelet thread the braid from back to front, then into the next eyelet from front to back and so on through all the eyelets.  Making sure your braid is evenly distributed, secure to the corresponding pair of half double crochets at the back
Using the lengths of yarn at the ends of the braid, secure your tassels and weave the end of the yarn up into the middle of the braid.



Copyright © Niamh Holcroft 2019.
All rights reserved. May not be copied, sold or distributed electronically or otherwise without express written permission.
You may create items with this pattern for personal use, gifting or selling on a non-commercial basis.  Please give me credit for the design.


Grimm's CAL Bonus Pattern #1- Toy Bag Mash-Up!


Grimm's Toy Bag Mash-Up

Create a Grimm's inspired fantasy play bag for your little's following Theresa's plan!


Bag  (apples are the “buds” used in Grimm’s vines and flowers), clothing for Prince and Princess and the Bird from Fantasy Tree Toy Bag – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fantasy-tree-bag-w-elves--animal-characters



Prince and Princess dolls (clothing from Fantasy Tree Bag), Princess Hat, Steed and Dragon from Fantasy Castle with Characters Toy Bag  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fantasy-castle-with-characters

Princess hair:  Start with a long tail (about 12 inches)
1.      Ch12.   3sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end. 

2.      Ch15, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end. 
3.      Ch18, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end. 
4.      Ch21, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end.
5.      Repeat 3.
6.      Repeat 2.
7.      Repeat 1.
Finish off, leaving a long tail.  Use the tails to attach to head at about Rnd 3 and to secure the curls to head as desired.  








 Frog - Henry Hopsalot  from Acorn Bag and Forest Friends  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/acorn-bag-and-forest-friends

Henry Hopsalot Body & Head: with Green and F hook **do not join rounds unless indicated**
Body:
R1- ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
R2- 2sc in each (12)
R3- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) rpt (18)
R4- (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next) rpt (24)
R5-9- sc in each
R10- (sc in 2sc, dec) rpt (18)
Start stuffing R11- (sc in 1sc, dec) rpt (12)
R12- sc dec around (6) Finish off and close up body.

Head:
R1-3- Repeat as for body (18)
R4-6- sc in each
R7- (sc in 1, dec) rpt (12) Finish off-leave a long end for sewing, stuff
Make sure to center Henry’s head on his body.




Henry Hopsalot Eyes: Make 2 with White and F hook **do not join rounds unless indicated**
R1- ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
R2- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) rpt (9)
R3- sc in each. Finish off, leave long end.
Embroider pupils before sewing on but be careful that you keep his pupils straight or he’ll look crazy when you are done.  

Frog legs:
Rnd 1: Magic ring with 5sc and tighten the loop (5) 
Rnd 2 - Rnd 11: sc in each st (5)
Rnd 12: [inc3] x5 (15)
Rnd 13: sc in each st (15)

First toe: 
Rnd 14: 2sc, skip 10 st and sc into 13th st, 2sc (5) 
Rnd 15: sc in each st (5)
Rnd 16: [dec] x2, skip last sc (3) 
Fasten off

Second toe 
Rnd 14:  Leave a long tail and attach yarn in 3rd st (first skipped stitch from Rnd 14), ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 2 sts, skip 5 sts and sc into 11th st, sc (5)
Rnd 15: sc in each st (5)
Rnd 16:  
[dec] x2, skip last sc (3)
Fasten off

Third toe

Rnd 14:  Leave a long tail and attach yarn in the 6th st (next skipped stitch from Rnd 14), ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 4 stitches (5)
Rnd 15: sc in each st (5)
Rnd 16:  [dec] x2, skip last sc (3) 
Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Use the long tails to close the holes between the toes.  Attach the leg in an upside-down “U” shape on the side of the frog, positioning his feet so he will stand up.



Grimm's Tales CAL- Week 7- Decorations



Mirror Applique: by Biz

#3 Light/DK- gray, gold & black and F hook

R1- w/gray, ch4, sc in 2nd ch & next 2. (3 sc)

R2- ch1, turn, sc in each, increasing in the first & last sc. (5 sc)

R3-5- Repeat R2.  (11 sc at end of R5)

R6- ch1, turn, sc in each.  (11 sc)

R7-12 - repeat R6. 

R13- ch1, turn, sc dec, sc to last 2, sc dec. (9 sc)

R14-16- Repeat R13.  (3 sc at the end of R16)

R17- ch1, turn, sc in each. (3 sc)
Do not cut.

R18- (RS) ch1, sc in each row end and sc around. (40 sc).  Join with 1st sc.  Cut gray.

R19- With RS of work facing you, attach the gold to R18 w/bpsc, bpsc around each sc.   Join with first bpsc.  (40 bpsc)   Cut gold.

R20- With black and RS of work facing you, join black with bpsc, (bpsc in 3, 2 bpsc around next) around. Join with first bpsc.  (50 bpsc)

R21- Ch2, (hdc in 1, 2hdc in next) around, join with ch2. (75 hdc)

R22- ch1, (sc, ch3, sk2) around, join with first sc. (25 ch3 sp)
Cut.  Leave a long end for applying.
With White and your yarn needle, add long stitches as desired for mirror shine streaks.

Video Tutorial for the Magic Mirror






VINES, BUDS AND FLOWER APPLIQUES: by Theresa


There is no right or wrong way to do these and there is no right size or wrong size.  Use whichever hook works best for the weight of your yarn and play with the length, size and number of the leaves, number of flowers and buds, etc.  Make more than one vine and use darker greens to make the door look mysterious.  Add some seed pearls or sequins to the centers of the flowers instead of the French knots.  In other words – be creative and enjoy!

Vine: 

With desired color and hook.  (I used the F hook and Spring green yarn)
The vine, along with its leaves, is crocheted all in one piece - making a chain and adding each leaf where desired and as you go. Each leaf is made over 5 chain stitches (or more to make them larger) and then you continue adding chains until you want to add another leaf.  If you want to make larger leaves, you can work the leaf over more chain stitches or use hdc in place of some of the sc .
Chain desired number of stitches until you want to place your first leaf (mine was approximately 15 chains) then, chain 5 (for the leaf) and slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chains, slip st in next chain (leaf made). 
Larger leaf – when you reach the desired length to your leaf, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next chain, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch to anchor.
The final sl st anchors your leaf to the chain.  You can place this anchor slip stitch in the front or back side of the chain. This will anchor your leaf on different sides of your vine.
Continue chaining until you want to add your next leaf.  Chain desired number for leaf, make leaf.  Continue until your vine is the desired length and contains the desired number of leaves.   Pin to blanket and sew in place.

Buds:

Using desired hook and color.   (I used the F hook and Petal Pink yarn)
Chain 6, slip st into 1st chain forming a ring.  Sc into each of the unworked chains and slip stich back into the 1st sl st to join.  If you want your bud larger, repeat the sc in the BLO around, until your bud is the desired size.   Join.  Finish off and attach to blanket where desired.

Flowers:

Using desired hook and color.   (I used F hook and Medium Purple, Rose BonBon and Butter for the flowers and Citron for the French knots).
Into MR, (ch3, 2dc, ch3, sl st)5x.  Close MR.  Before attaching to the blanket, make a French knot in the center of the flower using a contrasting color. 



Apple: by Niamh


Materials Used: Colour Crafter DK weight and a 4mm hook

Leaf

R1- Chain 10, starting in 2nd chain from hook HDC, DC, TRC, 2TRC, TRC, 2DC, HDC, SC, CH1 – do not turn.
ROTATE YOUR WORK – allowing you to work in the remaining loops from your original chain.

R2- Starting in the first loop SC, HDC, DC in next 2, TR in next 2, DC, HDC, SC, SLST into the first HDC.

R3- CH4, SLST into 2nd chain from hook and in next 2 chains.  Join to the beginning stitch and make secure, leaving, sufficient length to attach leaf to top of the apple

Apple Pattern:

R1- make a Magic Ring, ch3 (counts as DC), 11dc into magic ring, join with sl st into 3rd ch of ch3. (12dc)

R2- ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch3. (24dc)

R3- C1, sc in same st, hdc, 2dc in next, (dc, trc) in next, (trc, dc) in next, dc in 3, 2dc in next, (dc, trc) in next, (trc, dc) in next, (dc, sc) in next, (sc, dc) in next, (dc, trc) in next, (trc, dc) in next, 2dc in next, dc in 3, (dc, trc) in next, (trc, dc) in next, 2dc, hdc, sc, join with sl st to third ch of ch3 from Round 2. Secure yarn and weave in.

Leave a long tail for stitching to wall. Cut yarn.

Apple Video Tutorial


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