Saturday, March 2, 2024

Sakura - quick and easy crochet scarf pattern

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Here is an easy unisex crochet scarf pattern for beginners. It's a one row repeat pattern using only basic crochet stitches like chains, single and double crochet. 
Materials:
Light worsted weight/category 3 yarn approximately 625 meters/685 yards
G/4 mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Yarn needle

Size:
After blocking approximately 14 inches wide and 75 inches long

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:
** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed
st/sts - stitch/stitches
ch - chain
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble crochet)

Note:
For custom width, make initial chains in multiples of 8 + 4 extra

WATCH VIDEO TUTOTIAL HERE

Instruction:
Ch 84 (multiples of 8 + 4)
Row 1: Skip 4 ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch (skipped 4 ch will count as the 1st st), ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, **ch 3, skip 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch** Repeat from ** to ** across until you have 3 ch left, ch 3, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, **ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, ch 3, dc in last st. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired length. 

Finishing
Weave in all the loose ends of yarn.
Block the scarf to open up the stitches.



Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Ripple scarf - new crochet pattern

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Materials:

Light worsted weight/DK/category 3 yarn approximately 550 meters

H/5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Size:

Approximately 11.5 inches wide and 72 inches long

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

dc - double crochet 

dc3tog - double crochet 3 sts together, dc decrease

Note:

  • The pattern is written in standard American terminology. 
  • For a custom width make chs in multiples of 16 + 4. 
  • The scarf needs blocking for best result.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Instruction

dc3tog skipping a ch between sts: **Yarn over hook, insert hook in next ch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on the hook, skip next ch** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, yarn over hook and pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

Row 1: Ch 68, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, **repeat [ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch] 2 times, ch 1, skip next ch, dc3tog skipping a ch between sts (forms a valley), repeat [ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch] 2 times, ch 1, skip next ch, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc - forms a peak] in next ch** Repeat from ** to ** 3 more times but finish with 3 dc in the last ch instead of a peak.  Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, dc3tog skipping ch-1 space between sts, **repeat [ch 1, dc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, dc3tog skipping ch-1 space between sts** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, repeat [ch 1, dc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, 3 dc in last st. Turn. 

Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired length.



Friday, February 9, 2024

Larissa Shawl - free crochet pattern

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Materials:

Sport weight/category 2 yarn - 25 gm balls -  5 in main colour and 1.5 in complementing colour

H/5 mm crochet hook

Measuring tape

Yarn needle

Size:

The shawl has a wingspan of about 72 inches and height at the middle is about 30 inches. Both width and height can be increased or decreased according to your desire.

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sl st - slip stitch

ch - chain

sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)

dc - double crochet (UK - treble)

dc2tog - double crochet worked together in 2 consecutive stitches (dc decrease)

Instruction

Increasing rows

Row 1: Ch 6, dc in last ch from hook. Turn. (1 box).

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), skip next ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch. Turn. (1 box increased at the end of row)

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in same st, repeat [ch 1, dc in next st] across. Turn. (1 box increased at the beginning of row)

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the last st. Turn. (1 box increased at the end of row)

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in same st, repeat [ch 1, dc in next st] across. Turn. (1 box increased at the beginning of row)

Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), repeat [dc in next st, ch 1] across until the last ch 4, skip next ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch. Turn. (1 box increased at the end of row)

 Repeat rows 5 and 6 until the length of the shawl at the straight side (no increase side) measures about 35 inches.

Decreasing rows

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next st (together counts as dc2tog), repeat [ch 1, dc in next st] until the end of row. Turn. (1 box decreased at the beginning of row).

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in next st, repeat [ch 1, dc in next st] across until you have 2 ch-1 spaces left, ch 1, #dc2tog. Turn. (1 box decreased at the end of row)

#To make dc2tog at the end of a row, yarn over hook, insert hook in the next st and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops, yarn over hook and insert hook in dc2tog, yarn over hook and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Last row: Ch 3, skip next ch, dc in dc2tog. Cut off yarn.

Border

Row 1: Join yarn at the st where you fastened off and ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), dc in same st, repeat [dc, ch 3, dc] in each row until the lower corner of the triangle, at the corner work [dc, ch 6, dc], then continue to work [dc, ch 3, dc] in each row until the other end. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), sl st in the 3rd ch from the hook (forms a picot), repeat [dc in ch-3 space, ch 3, sl st in dc (forms picot)] 4 times, dc in same space, sc in next ch-3 space, **repeat [dc, picot] 5 times and finally a dc in the next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space**, repeat from ** to ** until the ch-6 space at the tip, work [dc, picot] 9 times and lastly a dc into the ch-6 space, **sc in next ch-3 space, repeat [dc, picot] 5 times and finally a dc in the next ch-3 space** Repeat from ** to ** across. Cut off yarn and weave in all the loose ends.




Friday, January 19, 2024

Miranda - free crochet hat pattern for child and adult sizes

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This is a very old pattern of mine which was published way back in 2013 in my Ravelry and Etsy shops. I now made a video tutorial of this pattern  It's very easy and quick to make. This pattern is written for 2 sizes - child and adult. 

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials Required:

Medium worsted weight/category 4 yarn approximately 90 meters (100 yards) for the child size and 120 meters (132 yards) for the adult size

I/5.5 mm crochet hook

H/5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Measuring tape

Gauge:

Using 5 mm crochet hook

14 sc = approximately 4 inches  

Size (with stretch):

Child: The hat would fit an average head circumference of about 18 to 20 inches. The length of the hat is about 8 inches from top to bottom.

Adult: The hat would fit an average adult head circumference of about 20 to 23 inches. The length of the hat is about 9 inches from top to bottom.

Stitches/abbreviations used:

** - work instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

[ ] - work instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

sc2tog - single crochet worked together in 2 consecutive stitches (sc decrease)

dc - double crochet

cluster - double crochet 3 sts worked together in the same stitch

Note: The pattern is written in standard American terms.

Watch the video tutorial here

Instruction

(Instruction for both the sizes is the same except for the 1st round)

Using I/5.5 mm crochet hook ch 4 and join the last ch with a sl st to the 1st ch to form a ring. Instead, you can also make a magic ring.

Round 1:

Child: Ch 1, 10 sc into ring. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (10 sc)

Adult: Ch 1, 12 sc into ring. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (12 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, repeat [ch 3, sc in next st] around finishing with sl st in the 1st st at the beginning. You will have 10 ch-3 spaces for the child size and 12 ch-3 spaces for the adult size.

Round 3: Sl st in the next ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in same space, repeat [ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space] around finishing with sl st in the 1st sc at the beginning.

Round 4: Sl st in the next 2 ch to reach the center of the next ch-5 space, ch 1, sc in same space, repeat [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space] around finishing with sl st in the 1st sc at the beginning.

Round 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in same st, **[dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-5 space, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next sc** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning.

Shell - [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in same space/st

cluster -3 dc worked together in same space/st

Round 6: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 3, [dc, ch 1, 2 dc] all in the same space, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, **shell in next ch-1 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Round 7: Sl st in next dc and in ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, cluster in the next sc, ch 3, **sc in the ch-1 space of next shell, ch 3, cluster in next sc, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the sc at the beginning.

Round 8: Ch 3, [dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in the same st, ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2, **shell in next sc, ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Repeat rounds 7 and 8 until the height of the hat measures about 7 to 7.5 inches for the child size and 8 to 8.5 inches for the adult size finishing with repeat of round 7. Work more rounds if you want your hat to have more slouch.

Band

Note: Do not consider ch 1 at the beginning of a round as a stitch.

Child

Round 1: Using H/5 mm crochet hook ch 1, [sc in sc, 2 sc in ch-3 space, sc in next cluster, 2 sc in next ch-3 space] around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc at the beginning of round. (60 sc)

Round 2 to 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (60 sc). Cut off yarn and weave in the loose ends.

Adult

Round 1: Using H/5 mm crochet hook ch 1, [sc in sc, 2 sc in ch-3 space, sc in next cluster, 2 sc in next ch-3 space] around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc at the beginning of round. (72 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, [sc in 10 sc, sc2tog] around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (66 sts)

Round 3 to 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. (66 sts). Cut off yarn and weave in the loose ends.



Friday, December 22, 2023

Crochet dragonfly shawl

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This pattern is for a beautiful crochet shawl with dragonflies and lovely lace border. It's an easy pattern and suitable for beginners. 

Materials:
Sport weight/category 2/fine yarn about 900 meters/985 yards
H/5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Size:
The finished shawl measures about 72 inches in length and 20 inches wide

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:
** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed
[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
tr - treble (UK - double treble) 

Note:

  • The pattern is written in standard American terms
  • For the dragonfly stitch initial chains as made in multiples of 16 + 3
WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

Instruction
Shawl

Row 1: Ch 83, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in rest of chs across. Turn. (81 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, ch 2, skip next st, **dc in next 15 sts, ch 2, skip next st** Repeat from ** to ** 3 more times, dc in last 8 sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, **ch 11, skip 5 sts before and after ch-2 space, work dc in the next 5 sts** Repeat from ** to ** across finishing the row with dc in the last 3 sts following 11 chs. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 4, dc in the ch-2 space one row below, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc, **dc in next 3 dc, 2d dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in the ch-2 space one row below, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.  

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc up to ch-4 space, **4 dc in ch-4 space, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-4 space, dc in each dc** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in each dc up to ch-1 space, **ch 1, dc in each dc up to next ch-1 space** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.

Row 7 and 8: Repeat row 6.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in each dc up to ch-1 space, ch 1, **dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 7 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in rest of the sts.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in each dc up to ch-1 space, dc in ch-1 space, **dc in next 2 dc, ch 11, skip next 5 dc and 5 dc after ch-2 space, work dc in next 2 sts, dc in ch-1 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in rest of the sts across. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in ch-2 space one row below, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc, **dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in the ch-2 space one row below, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in rest of the sts. Turn. 

Row 12 to 15: Repeat rows 5 to 8.

Row 16: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, ch 2, skip next st, **dc in next 7 dc, ch 1, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2, skip next dc** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in last 8 sts. Turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, **ch 11, skip next 5 sts and 5 sts after ch-2 space, work dc in the next 2 dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** across finishing the row with dc in the last 3 sts following 11 chs. Turn.

Repeat rows 4 to 17 six or seven more times depending on how long you want the shawl to be. 

Border

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, **ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 5, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, **ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, ch 2, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-2 space, **ch 7, 2 dc in next ch-3 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr), [4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc] in ch-7 space, **ch 3, dc in next ch-7 space, ch 3, [4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc] in next ch-7 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, tr in last st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as tr), [4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc] in ch-5 space, **ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, [4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc] in next ch-5 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, tr in last st. Turn.

Repeat row 5 five more times. Cut off yarn.

Join yarn in the 1st st on the other side and repeat.




Monday, November 6, 2023

Easy crochet phone bag - free pattern

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Materials:

Superfine/4 ply/category 1 yarn in 3 colours

3.5 mm crochet hook

Button

Yarn needle


Size:

The finished bag measures about 13.5 cm wide and 18.5 cm high excluding the strap


Abbreviations/stitches used:

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet


WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE



Instruction

Using colour A (pink), ch 25

Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in rest of the chs except the last, 3 sc in last ch, sc in next 22 ch on the other side, 2 sc in the next ch. Join with a sl st to 1st sc (50 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 22 sts, 2 dc in next 3 sts, dc in next 22 sts, 2 dc in next 2 sts. Join with a sl st to the starting 3 ch. (56 sts)

Round 3: Join colour B (yellow), ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. 

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join.

Round 5: Join colour C (white), ch 1, sc in 4 sts, [ch 3, sl st in previous sc – forms picot], **sc in next 7 sts, picot** Repeat from ** to ** around, sc in last 3 sts. Join.

Round 6: Pull colour A through the loop, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, **dc in next 5 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts** Repeat from ** to ** around, dc in last 2 sts. Join with a sl st to the top of the 3rd ch.

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in ch-2 space, **dc in 5 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space** Repeat from ** to ** around, dc in last 2 dc. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Repeat rounds 3 to 7 four more times. Fasten off. 

To make the strap using 2 strands of yarn together (I used pink and yellow) make chs approximately 45 inches long. Cut off yarn.

Sew a button to the top of the bag at the center. Join yarn at the back of the bag right behind the button and make chs long enough to go around the button, sl st in the same st where you joined yarn and fasten off. Weave in all the loose ends.




Friday, October 27, 2023

Sunrays shawl - free crochet pattern

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Materials required:

Light worsted weight/DK/category 3 yarn approximately 800 meters

G/4 mm crochet hook

Size:

About 16 inches wide and 70 inches long

Stitches/Abbreviations used:

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

st/sts - stitch/stitches

ch - chain

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

dtr - double treble

Note:

  • The pattern is written in standard American terms
  • For a custom width make chains in multiples of 12 + 2

 WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE


Instruction

Row 1: Ch 86, sc in 2nd ch from hook, **ch 4, skip 5 ch, 5 dc in next ch, ch 4, skip 5 ch, sc in next ch** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, **ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 4 times, ch 3, sc in sc** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 5, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 4 times, **ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 4 times** Repeat from ** to ** across, dtr in the last sc. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 4, sc in the 3rd dc, ch 4, **5 dc in ch-1 space, ch 4, sc in the 3rd dc, ch 4** Repeat from ** to ** across, 3 dc in last space. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in sc, ch 3, **dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 4 times, ch 3, sc in sc, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** across, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 2 times, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 5, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 4 times, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** across, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 2 times, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, 5 dc in ch-1 space, ch 4, **sc in the 3rd dc, ch 4, 5 dc in ch-1 space, ch 4** Repeat from ** to ** across, sc in last space. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 7 until you reach the desired length.



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