Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Shell stitch bag - free crochet pattern

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Hi, I have a stylish market bag pattern for you today. This bag is sturdy and it has room to hold plenty of stuff inside. It would be a wonderful grocery bag that would definitely get you some compliments. 


Materials:

Medium worsted weight yarn approximately 300 meters

4.5 mm crochet hook

4 wooden rings of 2 inch diameter

Stitch markers

Measuring tape

Yarn needle

Size:

The bag is about 12 inches high excluding the straps and 14.5 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

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet


Watch the video tutorial here

Instruction

Base

Round 1: Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in rest of chs except last, 5 sc in last ch, sc in next 22 ch on the other side, 4 sc in next ch. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.(54 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in 24 sts (place marker in the last st), 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 24 sts (place marker in the 1st and 24th st), 2 sc in next 3 sts. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (60 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st up to the marker (24 sts), [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each st from maker to next marker (24 sts), [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times. Join. (66 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each st up to the marker, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times, sc in each st from maker to marker, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times. Join. (72 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st up to the marker, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each st from maker to marker, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times. Join. (78 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each st up to the marker, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] 3 times, sc in each st from maker to marker, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] 3 times. Join. (84 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each st up to the marker, [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each st from maker to marker, [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times. Join. (90 sts)

Body

Round 8: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 3 dc in same st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, **[3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts** Repeat from ** to ** around. Finish the round with 2 dc in the 1st at the beginning of round. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Round 9: Sl st in ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next sc, **sc in next ch-1 space, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next sc** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.

Round 10: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), 3 dc in same st, sc in next ch-1 space, **[3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space** Repeat from ** to ** around. Finish the round with 2 dc in the 1st at the beginning of round. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Repeat rows 9 and 10 until the total height is about 12 inches.

Attaching rings to the bag

Join yarn into a ring, ch 1 and work 5 sc into each ring. Cut yarn off leaving a long tail to attach the rings to the bag.

Thread the free end of yarn through the yarn needle and sew the rings to the top of the bag about 3 inches away from the edges.

Straps 

Row 1: Join yarn to the top part of a ring, ch 1 and work 3 sc around the ring. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until the length of the strap is about 15 inches. Work more rows if you want a longer strap. Join the end of the strap to the other ring on the same side by working 3 sc sts into the ring. Cut off yarn and weave in all the loose ends. 




Friday, November 18, 2022

Lemonade scarf - free crochet pattern

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Lemonade is a gorgeous ripple patterned scarf that's easy and quick and beginner friendly. It's made of only chains and dc stitches. It's light weight and would be a perfect addition to your autumn wardrobe.  


Size:
The width of the scarf after blocking is about 10.5 inches. Length can be adjusted.

Materials:
DK/light worsted weight/category 3 yarn approximately 400 to 450 meters
H/5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Stitches/abbreviations Used:
[ ] - work instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
** - work instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
st/sts - stitch/stitches
ch - chain
dc - double crochet

Note:
The pattern is written in standard American terms
For a custom width, work chains in multiples of 20 +5

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE



Instruction:
Ch 65.

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, [ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch] 4 times, skip 3 ch, [dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch] 4 times, **[dc, ch 3, dc] in next ch, [ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch] 4 times, skip 3 ch, [dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch] 4 times** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [dc in next ch-1 space, dc in next dc] 4 times, skip next ch-1 space, skip 2 dc and skip next ch-1 space, [dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 space] 3 times, dc in next dc, **[2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in ch-3 space, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, dc in next dc, skip next ch-1 space, skip 2 dc and skip next ch-1 space, [dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 space] 3 times, dc in next dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, dc in last space, 3 dc in next ch. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, dc in same st, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 4 times, skip next 4 dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, **[dc, ch 3, dc] in ch-3 space, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, skip next 4 dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, dc in same st, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 4 times, skip next ch-1 space, skip next 2 dc, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, **[dc, ch 3, dc] in ch-3 space, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, skip next ch-1 space, skip next 2 dc, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last st. Turn.

Row 5: Repeat row 4.

Repeat rows 2 to 5 as many times as needed.

Block the scarf when completed.



Monday, November 7, 2022

Crochet knee warmers

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Hi, I don't know how many of you have this problem, but my knees tend to get colder than the rest of the body and achy during winters. I do have joint problem and so I made this pair of warmers for me, specifically to keep my knees warm. I'm sure there might be many of you who have the same problem and this pattern might be useful for you. 

These warmers can be made in any size. 

Watch the video tutorial here




Materials:
Light worsted weight/DK weight yarn approximately 80 to 90 meters
G/4 mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Yarn needle

Size:
Any size

Abbreviations/stitches Used:
[ ] - repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
hdc - half double crochet (UK - half treble)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
fpdc - front post double crochet

Note: 
You can use any yarn and a suitable hook
The warmer is worked from bottom up.

Instruction (make 2)
Ribbing
First I want you to take a measuring tape and wrap it around the part of your leg that is just below the knee. This is the measurement that you need to make your warmers.

Ch 15
Note: The width of the ribbing is a little less than 3 inches. If you are using yarn and hook different than the one mentioned here, then you can adjust your chains to achieve an approximate width of 2.75 to 3 inches. 

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in rest of the chs across. Turn. (14 sts) 

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the front loops of each st across. Turn. (14 sts) 

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the back loops of each st across. Turn. (14 sts) 

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the length is about 1 to 2 inches (depending on the stretch) less than the circumference of your leg right below the knee. The length of my ribbing was 12 inches and my actual circumference was 13 inches.

Fold into half with the right side in and join the 2 ends together by working sc sts through the sts on both the ends. 

                                                                                Body

Pull the right side out and start working around the circumference of the ribbing.

Round 1:  Ch 1, hdc around the edge of the ribbing working 1 st in each ridge and 1 st in the space between 2 ridges which means that you will be working 1 st in each row of the ribbing. Join at the end with a sl st to the 1st st at the beginning. Whatever your stitch count is maintain it throughout the rest of the rounds.

Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st at the beginning of round. 

Repeat round 2 until the total height is about 6 inches.

                                                                                Cuff

Round 1:  Ch 1, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to 1st st.

Round 2:  Ch 1, repeat [fpdc in next st, dc in next st] around. Join with a sl st to 1st st.

Round 3:  Ch 1, repeat [fpdc in fpdc, dc in dc] around. Join and cut off yarn. Weave in the loose ends.



Friday, October 28, 2022

Elena - free crochet shawl pattern

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This is Elena. Elena is a very delicate and pretty shawl which is easy and suitable for a beginner. 


Watch the video tutorial here

Materials Required:
Medium worsted weight/category 4 yarn - 400 to 420 meters
H/5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Size:
Approximately 12 inches wide and 65 inches long after blocking. Length can be adjusted.

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
sc - single crochet 
dc - double crochet
4dc cluster - 4 dc worked together in the same ch


Instruction;

Row 1: Ch 53, dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, skip 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch, **ch 1, skip 3 ch, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next ch, ch 1, skip 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch** Repeat from ** to ** 4 more times, ch 1, skip 3 ch, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in same st, ch 1, dc in the 2nd of next 3 dc, **ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-3 space, ch 1, dc in the 2nd of next 3 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 more times, 4 dc in the last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next dc, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 more times, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-3 space, ch 1, dc in the 2nd of next 3 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 4 more times, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, dc in same st, **ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 more times, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last st. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 5 until you reach the desired length.

Bobble fringe
**Ch 5, 4dc cluster in the 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in the same ch, ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 space, ch 5, 4dc cluster in the 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in the same ch, ch 3, sc in the 2nd dc of next 3 dc** Repeat from ** to ** across. 
Repeat on the other side working sc in every ch-3 space. Cut off yarn and weave in all the loose ends. 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Crochet interlace drawstring bag - free pattern

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A cute crochet drawstring bag with a unique pattern consisting of chains of two colours that are interwoven to produce an intricate looking crochet bag. 


WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE
Materials: 

Medium worsted weight yarn in 2 colours (blue and white) approximately 75 to 85 meters each

Crochet hook size H/5 mm

Stitch marker

Measuring tape

Size:

The bag is about 11 inches high and a little less than 10 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

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

Instruction

Base of the bag

Round 1: Using blue make a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 14 dc into ring. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. (15 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc in all rounds), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Join. (30 sts)

Round 3: Repeat [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (45 sts)

Round 4: Repeat [dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (60 sts)

Round 5: Repeat [dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (75 sts)

Round 6: Repeat [dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (90 sts)

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join (90 sts)

Body of the bag

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, **ch 7, skip next 4 sts, sc in next st** Repeat from ** to ** 16 more times, ch 4, dc in the 1st sc at the beginning of round (18 ch-7 spaces). Remove the hook and place a stitch marker at the loop to prevent the sts from unravelling.

Round 9: Join white in the 2nd st from the next sc working from inside (the blue ch-7 spaces will stay on the outer side while the white will stay on the inner side), ch 1, sc in same st, **ch 7, sc in the 2nd st from the next sc**Repeat from ** to ** 16 more times, ch 4, dc in the sc at the beginning of round. (Before joining push the blue yarn inside) 

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same space, **ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space** Repeat from ** to ** 16 more times, ch 4, dc in the sc at the beginning of round. (Make sure that the blue yarn is on your right side and not caught in between the loops). Remove the stitch marker from the blue yarn and place it in the loop of the white yarn.

Round 11: Work this round using blue. Ch 1, sc in same st, **ch 7, sc in the next blue ch-7 space after pulling it through the white loop above it**  Repeat from ** to ** 16 more times, ch 4, dc in the sc at the beginning of round. (Before joining push the white yarn inside) 


Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same space, **ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space** Repeat from ** to ** 16 more times, ch 4, dc in the sc at the beginning of round. (Make sure that the white yarn is on your right side and not caught in between the loops). Remove the stitch marker from the white yarn and place it in the loop of the blue yarn.

Repeat rounds 11and 12 until the total height of the bag is about 10 inches finishing with the white yarn. Fasten off white.


Last round: Using blue yarn repeat round 11. 
Trim: Ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, sc in sc, sc in same space, ch 2, **sc in next white ch-7 space, ch 3, sc in sc, sc in same space, ch 2, sc in next blue ch-7 space, ch 3, sc in sc, sc in same space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.

Using the white yarn make a cord by making chains measuring about 30 inches long. Weave the cord through the circumference of the upper part of bag. 

Weave in all the loose ends. You can also attach beads to the ends of the cord.



Monday, October 10, 2022

Small crochet bag

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This is a cute purse/crochet mini bag to carry your phone, keys and other small items. Quick and easy to make one as a gift. 


Skill Level:

Beginner

Size:

About 7.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches high not including the handles.

Materials Required:

Medium worsted weight/category 4 yarn approximately 110 to 115 meters

G/4 mm crochet hook

A large button

Measuring tape

4 stitch markers

Yarn needle

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:

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

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

Watch the video tutorial here

Instruction:

Round 1: Ch 24, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in rest of the chs across except the last, 3 sc in last ch, sc in next 21 ch on the other side, 2 sc in last st. Do not join. (48 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in 21 sc, sc in next 2 sc. Do not join. (54 sc)

Round 3: sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 21 sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in next 21 sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 2 times. Do not join. (60 sc)

Round 4: sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc(60 sc)

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next 2 sts, repeat [3 dc in next st, skip next 2 sts] around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 6 and 7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc (60 sc)

Round 8 to 19: Repeat rows 5 to 7 four more times.

Measure 2 inches from both the ends and place markers at both back and front sides.

Round 20: Ch 1, sc in each st up to the st where you had placed a marker, ch 18, sc in the st where you had placed the next marker, sc in each st up to the next marker, ch 18, sc in the st where you placed the next marker, sc in rest of the sts. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.

Round 21: Ch 1, sc in each st and each ch around. Join and fasten off.

Sew a button to the front of the bag between the two ends of the handle. Join yarn to the back of the bag right behind the button and make chains long enough to go around the button and sl st in the next st forming a loop. Cut off yarn and weave in all the loose ends.



Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Golden harvest shawl - free triangle shawl pattern

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I have a beautiful triangle shawl pattern for you in this post. I used a lovely gold colored yarn and I think the color, the design as well as the name are all apt for this time of the year. It is worked bottom up and the design is also very easy to remember.

You can watch the video tutorial here

Materials:
Light worsted weight/DK weight yarn approximately 860 meters
H/5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Size:
The shawl has a wingspan of approximately 66 inches and the length is 37 inches excluding the tassels.
However the size of the shawl can be adjusted by adjusting the number of rows.

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:
[ ] - repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble) 
cluster - double crochet 3 sts worked together in the same st/space

Instruction

Ch 4, join the last ch with a sl st to the 1st ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc into ring, [ch 1, dc into ring] 5 times. You will have 6 ch-1 spaces. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc in next ch-1 space, repeat [sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 space] 2 times, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next dc, repeat [sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next st] 3 times. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next st, repeat [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] until the corner ch-2 space, ch 1, [dc, ch 1, dc (forms the corner st), ch 1, dc] in ch-2 space, ch 1, dc in next st, repeat [ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st] until you have 2 sts left, ch 1, skip next st, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last st. Turn.

Note: In some rows the dc before the corner ch-2 space will be placed differently. For example, in row 3 the dc before the corner space was right before the space but in some rows there might be an extra stitch between the last dc and the corner space. In that case, work ch 1, skip the next st and continue working sts in the corner space. Similarly after the corner space, skip 1 st and continue working the pattern.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and each ch-1 space until the ch-1 space before the corner st, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner st, sc in rest of the sts and ch-1 spaces until the end of row. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, skip next st, cluster in next st, repeat [ch 1, skip next st, cluster in next st] until the st before corner ch-2 space, ch 1, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in ch-2 space, ch 1, cluster in next st, repeat [ch 1, skip next st, cluster in next st] across until you have 2 sts left, ch 1, skip next st, [dc, ch 1, dc] in last st. Turn.  

Row 6: Repeat single crochet row.

Row 7: Repeat row 3.

Row 8: Repeat single crochet row.

Row 9: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in each st across until the ch-2 corner space, 5 dc in ch-2 space (3rd dc will be the corner st), dc in each st across finishing with 3 dc in the last st. Turn.

Row 10: Repeat single crochet row.

Repeat rows 3 to 10 until you reach the desired size. Cut off yarn. 

Finishing

Weave in the ends. Block the shawl. Attach tassels to the corners if desired.

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