Tuesday, 21 April 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET FUN - FREE PATTERN #5

free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton

SPRING THEME - BOHO HEADBAND

Week #5 of Let's Play - Crochet Fun

THIS WEEK #5 We continue the SPRING theme with a moebius (mobius) headband, not only perfect for keeping your hair back and out of the way, but also cute and stylish for those with short hair. And best of all quick to make and a great stash buster!

How did you go last week?  Did you enjoy making the Spring Five Petal Flowers?   If you did, make them please do share your creations with us here, below in the comments, or you can share on my CROCKNIT Facebook Page, I would love to see your crochet handwork, and I am always happy to answer any questions in regards to the patterns.

I have made this headband with remnants of cotton yarn left over from the making of the SPRING Coasters,  using Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton and Sparkle DK although ANY DK yarn would also work well.


LET'S PLAY

Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #5, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

YARN:   Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK
HOOK:  G-6 (4mm)
NOTIONS:  Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
Sizes:  One size - Adult head - 22in (56cm) - size is adjustable

PATTERN NOTES:  Headband is designed as a moebius (mobius) = a ring with a half-twist.  The foundationless double crochet needs to be long enough to stretch to head size before joining, allowing for the twist, and stretch factor of yarn used.

You need to know how to crochet in the round and colour change. Stitch guide: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, Special stitches:  Esc = extended single crochet, FDC = foundationless double crochet.

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.


PATTERN STARTS:


With MC and G-6 (4mm) hook

Rnd 1:  FDC64,  (21ins), twist, join with sl st in bottom of beg ch3. 


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton
free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


Rnd 2:  Sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc around, invisible join in top of ch3.


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


CHANGE TO CC1

Rnd 3:  Join yarn with standing sc in top of ch3, sc around, join with sl st in first sc.


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


Rnd 4:  Ch2, dc in next st, *ch1, dc2tog in next 2sts, rep from * around, invisible join in top of first dc.


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


CHANGE TO CC2

Rnd 5:  Join yarn with standing sc in ch1-sp, *Esc between dc2tog, sc in ch1-sp, rep from * around, join with sc in 1st sc.


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


Rnd 6: *Ch2, skip next st, sc in next st, rep from * around, invisible join in first sc.


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


CHANGE TO MC

Rnd 7:  Join yarn with standing dc in ch2-sp, 3dc in same ch2-sp, *sc in next ch2-sp, 4dc in next ch2-sp, rep from * around, invisible join in top of first dc.  FASTEN OFF, HIDE ENDS.


free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


Make as many as you like, change colours, change the yarn, change the hook, make different sizes - go play - have some crochet fun!


free pattern crochet mobius headband



SPECIAL NOTES:


How to FDC = foundationless double crochet

Ch 3, yo, and insert your hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo, draw up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through one loop, (1ch made - this is the chain that you will work your next stitch into), NOW finish your first dc, [yo, draw through two loops on hook], 2 times (first dc made).
*Yo, insert hook under one loop of chain at bottom of stitch just made, yo and pull up loop, (3 loops on hook)
yo and draw through one loop (1ch made) [yo, draw through two loops on hook], 2 times,
Repeat from * for as many stitches as needed.

Joining:
When you have crocheted your foundationless dc row to the length you desire:-

make sure you keep the row straight
bring the two ends together
then twist the beginning of your work
sl st in the bottom of beginning ch3 (not the top)
sc in next st
hdc in next st
dc in next st and remaining sts around
your next rnd starts in the top of beg ch3

There will be a small opening (hole) between the beginning and end of FDC , where the twist and join was made, it can be stitched up with the yarn tail upon finishing.


FOR VISUAL INSTRUCTIONS – Check YOUTUBE video 
“CROCHET MOBIUS – HOW TO START”


Have some fun, have a play!  
and 

PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 

free pattern crochet headband mobius cotton


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.

Monday, 13 April 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET FUN - FREE PATTERN #4

free crochet patterns five petal flowers

SPRING THEME - FIVE PETAL FLOWER 

Week #4 of Let's Play - Crochet Fun

How did you go last week?  Did you enjoy making the Spring Makeup Remover Pads
I would love to hear and see your creations so PLEASE DO SHARE THEM BELOW IN THE COMMENTS OR ON MY CROCKNIT FACEBOOK PAGE

THIS WEEK #4 

I am continuing with the SPRING theme and i have designed these tiny little five petal flowers, which are perfect for attaching to just about anything: hats, teapot covers, keyrings, bags, presents, wherever you like, I am sure you can think of many other uses for these cute teeny weeny flowers.  

AND the bonus, you get two (2) five petal flowers from this one (1) pattern.

I am making mine with DMC Petra 5 Cotton (light fingering weight), I do like the pearl sheen on this mercerised cotton thread, and it's also flexible and soft on the hands.  

However, you can try making these five petal flowers with a heavier weight thread or yarn.  I have tried the flower with Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply (fingering weight) and it works out fine, just slightly larger than using the Petra 5.


LET'S PLAY

Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #4, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

YARN:   DMC Petra 5 or Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply
HOOK:  2.5mm or 2mm
NOTIONS:  Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
Sizes:  A - tiny; B - small

PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to crochet in the round and colour change.  Stitch guide: single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet.

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front


PATTERN STARTS:

A and B
With MC
Rnd 1:  Magic loop, ch1, 10sc in loop, join with sl st in ch1. (10ts)


free crochet patterns five petal flower


Rnd 2:  *Ch3, (3dc, ch3, sl st) in same st, skip next st, sl st in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in same st as beg ch3. (5 petals)  
A ONLY
Fasten off, hide ends.  Size A (tiny five petal flower) complete.


free crochet patterns five petal flower

B ONLY
Rnd 3:  Working from behind petals, *Ch3, sl st in next skipped st, rep from * around.  Fasten off, hide ends.


free crochet patterns five petal flowers


Change to CC
Rnd 4:  Join yarn in any ch3-sp, *Ch3, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch3, sl st) in same ch3-sp, sl st in next ch3-sp, rep from * around.  Fasten off, hide ends.  Size B (small five petal flower) complete.


free crochet patterns five petal flowers


Make as many as you like.  Try larger hook and thicker yarn/thread.


free crochet patterns five petal flowers


free crochet patterns five petal flowers
FLOWER on LEFT made using Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK - FLOWER on RIGHT made using DMC Petra 5 Cotton
with Hook 2.5mm used for both.
Have some fun, have a play!  
and 

PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 

Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.