Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dinosaur shells

This pattern was inspired by stegasaurous dotted flannel.

Materials:

Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 crochet hook 1.65 mm

Stitches
Picot: ch 3, sl st in first ch


Round 1: Sc around, sl st to first sc.
Round 2: *sk next sc, in next sc (dc, picot, [2 dc, picot] 3 times, dc), sk sc and sl st in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sl st in next sc, repeat from * around.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Flutterby Edging


Yet another original edge for a flannel blanket for my niece. Sorry if the instructions are confusing, I make up my own stitches and stuff when I do these.

Materials:
Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 crochet hook 1.65 mm

Stitches:
dc cluster: Ch3, yo, pull up loop in indicated stitch, yo, pull through two, yo, pull up loop in same stitch, yo, pull through two, yo and pull through all three loops on hook to close cluster.

tr cluster: *yo twice, pull up loop in indicated spot, pull through two twice,* rep between * twice more, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch 4 and sl st to same ch as cluster.

antenna stitch: Pull up a half inch loop, pull up another half inch loop and sc in the back loop of this chain as in a Solomon's Knot to lock it down, then sl st in the indicated st.



Round 1: Sc around, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2: *Ch3, dc cluster in same sc as ch3, ch4, tr cluster in first ch of ch4, antenna stitch with sl st in same first ch as tr cluster, ch3, dc cluster in same first ch as tr cluster, skip 3 sc in round 1 and sl st in 4th sc, sc in next 10 sc, sl st in next sc* repeat between * around.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Flowerdy edging




Another edged flannel for my sister's baby and I wanted to echo the impressionistic flowers on the blanket. Some were three petaled and some were four, so this is what I came up with!

Materials:
Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 crochet hook 1.65 mm

Stitches:
3 cluster flower:  *Ch 3, (yo twice, yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through two loops) twice in first ch, yo and pull through all three loops on hook, ch 3 and sl st in first ch.*  Rep between * twice more to result in three petals in a row.

4 cluster flower: *Ch 3, (yo twice, yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through two loops) twice in first ch, yo and pull through all three loops on hook, ch 3 and sl st in first ch.* Rep between * three more times to result in four petals in a row.

Round 1: Sc around, sl st in first sc.

Round 2: *3 cluster flower then sl st to complete flower in same st, sc in next 8 sc, sl st in next sc and begin 4 cluster flower then sl st to complete flower in same sc, sc in next 8 sc* rep from * around.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turtle edging


Again with the not so awesome photo, it's not easy to see but the edging looks like little marching turtles with a body, a head and little legs. I apologize for the pattern, I made up a stitch to get the legs to look right, sorry if it's not entirely clear. I plan to post a video of the stitch.

In between the turtles, you can do as many sc to separate them - I started with 3 but then decided to spread them out more to 6 on the next side of the blanket to save some yarn and also so the turtles could be seen a little better. So I did two sides with them close and two with them a bit farther away.

Materials:
Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 hook 1.65

Turtle leg stitch: Begin as for a tr, yo twice, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull through loop, yo and pull through two loops on hook - now ignoring remaining loops on hook, ch 6 then sl st in first ch while also pulling through next loop on hook, yo and pull through last two loops on hook to complete tr.

Cluster stitch: (Yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. 3 dc cluster.

Round 1: Sc around, sl st in 1st sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sk 2 sc, 8 tr in third sc with turtle leg stitch in first and last tr, sk 2 sc, sl st in next sc, ch 2 then cluster in same sc, sl st in next sc, sc in next 3 (or 6) sc* rep from * around.

Star edging

This isn't the best picture, I'm a horrible photographer.

I was edging some flannel and wanted to echo the star motif on the blanket, so this is what I came up with.

Materials:
Size 10-30 thread (model done with size 30 thread)
Size 7 hook 1.65 mm

Cluster: *Yo, insert in indicated st and pull up loop, yo and pull through two loops on hook*, rep twice more, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook - three dc clustered together.

Round 1: Sc around.

Round 2: *Ch 3, cluster in next sc, ch 3, cluster in first ch, sk 3 sc and sl st in next sc, rep from * around.

Round 3: *Ch 3, cluster in sp between top of two clusters on row 2, ch 3, cluster in same space, ch 3, cluster in same space*, rep in between top of each pair of clusters in row 2.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tiny star




Materials:Size 7 hook 1.65 mm
Cotton thread, size 30
-- Ch 4, join with first ch to make a ring.
-- Ch 3, 14 dc in ring, join with sl st in ch 3 (15 dc)
-- Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, *skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3*, repeat around joining with sl st to first sc (5 ch 3 spaces)
-- Ch 1, *sc in sc, in ch 3 (hdc, dc, hdc)*, repeat around
-- St st in sc, *ch 2, skip hdc, dc in dc, ch 3, sl st in top dc just made, ch 2, sl st in sc* repeat around.

Fluffy Shells Edging




I needed a quick edging when I was at work and had no access to any patterns and made this up. It's probably not original, I'm sure it's been done and written up a thousand times, but I swear I didn't rip it off from anyone.

Materials: Size 7 hook 1.65 mm
Cotton thread, size 10

Picot: ch3, sc in 1st ch


Round 1: Sc around.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, *skip 2 sc, (dc, picot, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc, picot, dc) in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat between * till end, join with sl st.

Hearts Edging







I wanted to edge a flannel that had a heart pattern and this is what I came up with. It involves crossed triples into the first round of the edging and is probably an intermediate pattern. Please let me know if the instructions are unclear.

Materials: Size 7 hook 1.65 mm
Cotton thread, size 10

Round 1: Sc around, sl st to first sc.

Round 2: Ch 6 (skip 2 sc, dc in next), repeat between () around, sl st in 3rd ch of ch6.

Round 3: *[Sl st in ch 3 space, tr in 2nd open sc below in row 1, (hdc, tr, sc, tr, hdc) all in the same ch3 space, tr in 1st open sc below, sl st in same ch3 space], 4 sc in next ch3 space* Repeat between * to beginning, join with sl st.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quickie flower




I needed a fast flower to add to a dress I was making and about to deliver so I just quickly made this up:

Materials:
Baby yarn
3.25 hook (D)

Ch 4, join to make a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, in ring *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc*, rep between * 4 more times. 5 petals made. Sl st in first sc.
Round 2: *Sl st in 1st sc, 2 hdc in hdc, 3 hdc in dc, 2 hdc in hdc, sl st in sc*, rep from * 4 times, sl st in first st. Fasten off.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fuzzy knit hat



I wanted to make a hat to match the fuzzy blanket I made for my friend's baby-to-be. It seems pretty impossible to find a hat made with super fuzzy yarn so I improvised.

I made two sizes since I am terrible at gauge and the first size came out bigger than I planned.

Materials:

Yarn Bee Frosting in three colors, Hot Berries, Barely Iced, White Iced
Size 10.5, 6.5 mm double pointed needles

Newborn size: Circumference 14 inches, height 4 1/2 inches

Cast on 36 stitches in Hot Berries, double stranded. Join to work in the round. To avoid gap of joining, transfer 1st stitch to third needle, then slip last stitch over this first stitch and transfer stitch to first needle.

With Barely Iced, knit 8 rounds.

Change to White Iced and knit 3 rounds.

Change to Barely Iced and knit 1 round.

Crown shaping:
Round 1: *K2, k2tog* rep to end, 27 st.
Round 2: *K1, k2tog* rep to end, 18 st.
Round 3: *K2tog* rep around, 9 st.
Round 4: Knit

Break off yarn, thread through remaining loops and pull tight.



Toddler size: Circumference 20 inches, height 6 inches


Cast on 45 stitches in Hot Berries, double stranded. Join to work in the round. To avoid gap of joining, transfer 1st stitch to third needle, then slip last stitch over this first stitch and transfer stitch to first needle.

With Barely Iced, knit 10 rounds.

Change to White Iced and knit 3 rounds.

Change to Barely Iced and knit 1 round.

Crown shaping:

Round 1: *K3, k2tog* rep to end, 36 st.
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: *K2, k2tog* rep to end, 27 st.
Round 4: Knit
Round 5: *K1, k2tog* rep to end, 18 st.
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: *K2tog* rep around, 9 st.
Round 8: Knit

Break off yarn, thread through remaining loops and pull tight