Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Zigzag wrap - free pattern

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Here is the pattern for the wrap that I mentioned in my previous post. It is called the Zigzag wrap. I used light worsted weight/DK yarn and size G/4.00 mm crochet hook. This wrap needs careful blocking. I didn't do it properly. I wanted to photograph it before the natural light went out and so removed the pins even before it was completely dry. 


Zigzag Wrap
Materials required 
DK/light worsted weight yarns approximately 575 yards
Crochet hook size G/4.00 mm
(or)
any yarn and a suitable hook.

Size 
The wrap measures 60 inches long and 16 inches wide after blocking. 

I have written the pattern using standard American terms.

Stitches/abbreviations used
** - repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
ch - chain
 dc - double crochet (UK - treble)

Instruction:
Row 1: Ch 95, skip 10 ch and **dc in next 3 ch, [ch 3, skip 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch] twice, ch 9, skip 9 ch** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, dc in next 3 ch, ch 3, skip 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch, ch 3, skip next 3 ch, dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: [3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, **3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 9, [3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, 4 dc in last space. Ch 6, turn.
Row 3: 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, **ch 9, 3 dc in ch-9 space, [ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 3, dc in last st which is the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 of previous row. Ch 9, turn.
Row 4: Skip the 1st ch-3 space, **[3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, 3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 9** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 4 dc in last space. Ch 6, turn.  
Row 5: 3 dc in ch-3 space, **ch 9, 3 dc in ch-9 space, [ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 9, skip 6 ch and dc in next ch.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 6: 3 dc in ch-9 space, **ch 9, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, 3 dc in ch-9 space** Repeat from ** to ** two more times, ch 9, 4 dc in last space. Ch 12, turn.
Row 7: **3 dc in ch-9 space, [ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 9** Repeat from ** to ** two more times, 3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 3, dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 8: 3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3, **3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 9, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, 3 dc in last space, ch 6, dc in the 3rd ch of starting 12 ch of previous row. Ch 6, turn.
Row 9: 3 dc in ch-6 space, **[ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 9, 3 dc in ch-9 space** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 10: [3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, **3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 9, [3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, 4 dc in last space. Ch 6, turn.
Row 11: [3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, **3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 9, [3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 12: 3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, **ch 9, 3 dc in ch-9 space, [ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 6, skip 3 ch and dc in next ch. Ch 12, turn.
Row 13: **[3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, 3 dc in next ch-9 space, ch 9** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, dc in last st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 14: 3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 9, **3 dc in ch-9 space, [ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 9** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, 4 dc in ch-12 space. Ch 6, turn.
Row 15: 3 dc in next ch-9 space, **ch 9, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, 3 dc in ch-9 space** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 9, dc in last st. Ch 9, turn.
Row 16: 3 dc in ch-9 space, **[ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 9, 3 dc in ch-9 space** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 3, 4 dc in last space. Ch 6, turn.
Row 17: 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, **3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 9, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice** Repeat from ** to ** twice, 3 dc in last ch-6 space, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 9 of previous row.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 18: 3 dc in ch-3 space, **[ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] twice, ch 9, 3 dc in ch-9 space** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 4 dc in last space. Ch 6, turn.
Row 19: [3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice, **3 dc in ch-9 space, ch 9, [3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3] twice** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, dc in last st.  Ch 3, turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 19 six more times or until you reach the desired length.

Here is the chart for the pattern

If you prefer working from the chart you can follow the written instruction for the first couple of rows and then you can follow the chart easily. You will be repeating rows 2 to 19 until you reach the desired length.



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Betsy hat and a peek into my next free pattern

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Betsy is my latest hat pattern. I have written the pattern for adult size. It is worked using a heavier worsted weight yarn and size J/6.00 mm hook. The pattern can be purchased from my Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry shops.

Now moving on to other stuff, I have a free pattern for you which I will hopefully publish in my next post. But before you can get a glimpse of that I want to show you some pictures of flowers and tomatoes from my terrace garden (not actually a garden, we just have a few potted plants)




This is going to be my next free pattern...


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Olivia scarf

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Before I introduce my new pattern I would like to thank you all for your lovely comments on my spring flower coasters. 

Olivia is my latest scarf pattern. It measures about 65 inches from tip to tip and about 11 inches wide in the middle.  The crescent shaped scarf is worked from tip to tip and you have endless colour options. I used 5 colours alternately for one and 2 shades of green for another. One half of the scarf is worked using dark green and the second half using 2 shades alternately.  I used sport weight yarn and size H/5.00 mm hook.    

The pattern is available in Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry stores.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring blossom coasters - free pattern

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Celebrating spring with a pretty flower coaster free pattern!

I used sport weight yarns and size E/3.50 mm crochet hook. The coaster measures about 5.5 inches across. As usual the pattern is written using American terms. Use 2 colours for each coaster.

Abbreviations used:

sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)

cluster - double crochet 2 stitches worked together in same space/stitch.

Instruction:

Using color A make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 2, dc into the ring (will be counted as 1st cluster), ch 2, [cluster, ch 2] 5 times into ring. Join with a sl st to the 1st cluster.
Round 2: Sl st in next ch-2 space, [cluster, ch 2, cluster, ch 2] in each ch-2 space. Join with a sl st to the 1st cluster.
Round 3: Sl st in next ch-2 space, [cluster, ch 1, cluster, ch 1] in each ch-2 space. Join with a sl st to the 1st cluster. Fasten off colour A.


Round 4: Join colour B in the next ch-1 space, ch 5, dc in same space, ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, **(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next ch-1 space** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.
Round 5: Sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.
Round 6: Sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in same space, skip next ch-2 space, **(dc, ch 1) 5 times in next ch-2 space, skip next ch-2 space** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join. Fasten off colour B.


Round 7: Join colour A, **(sc in dc, sc in ch-1 space) 5 times, sc in next ch-2 space one row below**
Repeat from ** to ** around. Fasten off and weave in all the loose ends.



Hope you enjoy it! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Soft

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My latest work in soft colours.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Flowers

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Some beautiful flowers clicked at a horticulture show held at the Agricultural Research Institute. 



Thursday, February 25, 2016

A local tour

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Yesterday evening we went on a short local sightseeing trip. It's going to be nearly 13 years since I moved to Delhi but only yesterday for the first time I visited the Safdarjung Tomb. The mausoleum was constructed in 1754. There is supposedly an underground chamber which  houses the remains of Safdarjung and his wife. Except for a few couples seeking solitude there weren't many tourists. It was almost closing time when we went and we had only enough time to take a quick look.

The last photo is not Safdarjung tomb but Muhammad Shah tomb which is nearby and situated in Lodi Garden. Here too I saw only joggers, walkers and lovers but no tourists. This structure is believed to have been constructed in 1444. It was getting dark when we reached there. I counted 7 cenotaphs inside this small structure and looked eerie. I badly wanted to click a photo but had to stop myself since we were disturbing a couple having some private time inside amongst the buried people. There is no fear in love!

Have a great day!
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