Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Free Rug Crochet Pattern

This rug I made this week. It decorates my son's room.  It took me about a day to make. 


Size: 35.5 inches/ 90 cm.

Materials:
  • 15 mm crochet hook
  • Chunky yarn (USA: 5 or Bulky):
  • Mint Green 20 g
  • Green 65 g
  • Blue 77 g
  • Pink 180 g
  • Dark Pink 320 g
  • Red 450 g
To print this pattern you can download the PDF pattern.

Instructions:

Crochet 4 strands of yarn together.

Rnd 1: With mint green color, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around, changing to green color in last 2 loops of last st. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30)
Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 2 sts. (36)
Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, changing to blue color in last 2 loops of last st. (42)
Rnd 8: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 3 sts. (48)
Rnd 9: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (54)
Rnd 10: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 4 sts, changing to pink color in last 2 loops of last st . (60)
Rnd 11: (Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (66)
Rnd 12: Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 5 sts. (72)
Rnd 13: (Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (78)
Rnd 14: Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 6 sts. (84)
Rnd 15: (Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (90)
Rnd 16: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 7 sts, changing to dark pink color in last 2 loops of last st. (96)
Rnd 17: (Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (102)
Rnd 18: Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 8 sts. (108)
Rnd 19: (Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (114)
Rnd 20: Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 9 sts. (120)
Rnd 21: (Sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (126)
Rnd 22: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 10 sts. (132)
Rnd 23: (Sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, changing to red color in last 2 loops of last st. (138)
Rnd 24: Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 11 sts. (144)
Rnd 25: (Sc in next 23 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (150)
Rnd 26: Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 12 sts. (156)
Rnd 27: (Sc in next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (162)
Rnd 28: Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 13 sts. (168)
Rnd 29: (Sc in next 27 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (174)
Rnd 30: Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 14 sts, sl st in first st, fasten off. (180)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Amigurumi: 28 Doll Patterns


A new crochet pattern book is out: Easy Amigurumi. It has 28 crochet patterns for little animals and dolls. It has 74 pages and plenty of images to help you with every step.

This is not a PDF or eBook: it's a real book.

The book is sold on Amazon.com, Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.








Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flower Bookmark and Decorations

Here is a pattern to make flower bookmarks and flower decorations.

Instructions for making the flowers
Use chunky yarn and 6 mm hook or use 3 strands of dk yarn and 6 mm hook.
First petal: Ch 4, dc in first chain*, ch 3, sl st in first ch*.
Make 4 more petals: ch 3, dc in first ch*, ch 2, sl st in first ch*. 4 times.
first ch* = the first starting chain



Bookmark
Material: chunky yarn, 6 mm hook, one 15 mm button, beads, needle and thread.
Make one Flower (see pattern above).
String : with chunky yarn (green color) and 6 mm hook: ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook, sl st in first st, leave yarn 12 inches/ 30 cm long, fasten off.


Finishing
Hold string, flower and button together and sew them as in pictures.
Attach bead at the end of string.



Flower string decoration


With DK yarn sew through the flowers to make a string.



Bouquet



Materials required:

  • 24 gauge Dark Green Florist Wire, 
  • tree branches and 
  • buttons or beads

Put the wire through the flower, insert button/ bead, bend the wire and put it through the flower. Twist the wire together. Cut the wire about 2 inches long then attach to the tree branch (twist around the branch). 




Thursday, July 3, 2014

How to read a crochet pattern

Sometimes I receive an e-mail about how to read a crochet pattern. Below are some examples.

Number of stitches:

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24)
Number (24) at the end of round = number of stitches after finished round.

Around

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30)
Repeat (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) until end of round 
=> Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st)
Total stitches of Rnd 5 = 5+5+5+5+5+5 = 30 sts

Repeat

Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 2 sts. (36)
Repeat (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times 
=> Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), sc in next 2 sts. 
Total stitches of Rnd 6 = 2+2+6+6+6+6+6+2 = 36 sts

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How to embroider mouth

The pictures below show how to embroider the mouth of a doll.

Small doll:

Big doll:



I learned this technique from Jaimai.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Huggy Denise made by Stacy Ann


This Huggy Denise is made by Stacy Ann. She is cute and charming. I like the colors.  This is one of the pattern in my new book.