Thursday, 13 November 2014

STARBURSTS, SWIRLS and STARSHINE - Free Pattern


Originally I made these with white,  yellow and gold thread, however I recently was asked for some star decos in other colours.  Of course I thought why not - and I have decided to share the colour process including step by step photos with you all here!  So grab your thread or yarn and hooks and lets start!

STARBURSTS

Change colour whenever you like.

Skill Level:
Easy
Yarn:   
Cotton DK 8ply  ●  #3  ●  Light weight
Hook
E-4 (3.5mm)
Stitches:
single, double, half double, treble crochet
Gauge/Tension:
Not critical for this pattern
Measurements:
Vary depending on yarn and hook
Terminology:
USA - American crochet terms
















Rnd 1:  Magic loop, Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9dc in loop, join with sl st in BL of ch3. (10sts)





Increase Rnd
Rnd 2Ch 1, 2sc in BL of same st, 2sc in BL of next st and every st to end, join with sl st in ch1. (20sts) 


Mini Star Points Rnd


Rnd 3 *Ch3, sc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st, rep from * to end.  (10 mini star points)



Medium Star Points Rnd

Working behind mini star points



Rnd 4:  Sl st in 1st skipped st under 1st mini star from previous rnd, *Ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, skip next mini star, sl st in next skipped st under next mini star, rep from * to end (5 medium star points)


1st Star Edge


Crochet along edge of star points just made as follows:
Rnd 5: Sc in next 4sts, *2sc in top of star point, sc in BL of next 4sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with skip last st, join with sl st in next st.

2nd Star Edge


Working in BL of every st
Rnd 6:  Ch1, sc in BL of next 4sts, *[sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, (top of star point), sc in BL of next 3sts, sc3tog, sc in BL of next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with sl st in last st and join with sl st in both loops of ch1.
Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.


Now make as many as you like. 

You can download the FREE pdf PATTERN which includes all three (3) motifs

StarburstsSwirls and Starshine

from my RAVELRY shop  OR  my CRAFTSY shop

(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download does not include the step by step photos)




THIS TIME just for a bit of fun, I have decided to join two starbursts together.


Join with Sc in BL of each motif, 2sc in star point, and sc2tog in base of star points.



USA American CROCHET Terms
Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
**
repeat the instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
( )
work instructions within brackets as directed, different sizes, total stitches
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
BL
back loop
CC
contrast colour
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
dc
double crochet
FL
front loop
hdc
half double crochet
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble crochet

Copyright © 2008-2014  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  

TERMS OF USE: This pattern is protected by UK and International Copyright law.  This pattern and items made from this pattern are for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial purposes.  You may not resell or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole.  Derivative works are prohibited. 

StarburstsSwirls and Starshine
Three (3) easy crochet motif decorations 
(My favourite free pattern for stars and swirls inspired by Van Gogh's painting "Starry Night")


download the FREE pdf PATTERN

which includes all three (3) motifs

Starbursts, Swirls and Starshine

from 
my RAVELRY shop
OR
my CRAFTSY shop

(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download does not include the step by step photos)


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

Sunday, 26 October 2014

DAISY GRANNY Square Crochet FREE Pattern


Time to use up your odd balls of stashed yarns

Discontinued yarns and odd colours

One of the best ways to use up that stash of yarn
is to start making some colourful granny squares.

I am making my DAISY GRANNY squares using 

Bendigo Woollen Mills Alpaca yarn 

I had some remnants of black and cream
as well as 1 x 200g ball of Geranium
and 1 x 200g ball of Fawn


I am not sure how long it will take me to finish my squares
because whilst I am travelling, 
I don't get much time to crochet.

So, to get you all started
here is the pattern
for DAISY GRANNY square A.
(square B is available in the download pdf pattern)

You can mix and match your colours
alternate the squares
or choose either one
for your project.

The pattern is written below 
OR you can 
download the FREE pdf PATTERN
from 
my RAVELRY shop
OR
my CRAFTSY shop




  DAISY GRANNY square FREE PATTERN


PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy
MEASUREMENTRowan square 4.5in (11cm) Katia square 4.5in (11cm) BWM square 5in (12.5cm) Size will vary depending on yarn and hook used
YARN USEDRowan Bamboo Soft 100% Bamboo 50g  112yd (102m) OR Katia Swing 70% Acrylic 30% Cotton 50g  178yd (163m) OR Bendigo Woollen Mills Alpaca 100% Alpaca 200g  437yd (400m)
YARN SUBSTITUTE:  Any yarn and recommended hook
TENSION:  Not critical for this pattern
NOTIONS:  7 (4.5mm) hook, Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES:  Daisy Granny square is worked in the round.  Each round is completed before changing colour.  Instructions in this pattern are for two (2) squares, square A using four (4) colours, square B using three (3) colours.  Squares can be made using two (2), three (3) or more colours.  This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

PATTERN STARTS:

SQUARE A

With MC and 7 (4.5mm) hook
Rnd 1:  Magic ring, Ch1, 7sc in ring, join. (8sts)
Rnd 2Ch3, dc in same st, ch1, *(2dc, ch1) in next st, rep from * around, join.
CHANGE TO CC1
Rnd 3Join yarn in any ch1-sp, Ch3, 3dc in same sp, ch1, *(4dc, ch1) in next ch1-sp, rep from * around, join.
CHANGE TO CC2
Constructing corners
Rnd 4Join yarn in any ch1-sp, Ch3, 5dc in same sp, 6dc in next ch1-sp, ch1, [6dc in next ch1-sp, 6dc in next ch1-sp, ch1] 3 times, join.
CHANGE TO CC3
Rnd 5Join yarn in any ch1-sp, Ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same sp, *ch2, skip 3dc, 1sc between dc, ch2, 1sc in ch1-sp, ch2, skip 3dc, 1sc between dc, ch2, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1-sp, rep from * around, ending with ch2, join with sl st in top of ch3.
Rnd 6Sl st in ch1-sp, Ch3, (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same sp, *[3dc in next ch2-sp] 4 times, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch1-sp, rep from * around, join.   Fasten off and hide ends.

 SQUARE B  - download the FREE pdf PATTERN for both squares from my RAVELRY shop OR my CRAFTSY shop

USA - American Crochet Terms

Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
( )
work instructions within brackets as directed, different sizes, total stitches
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
CC
contrast colour
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
dc
double crochet
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)


Copyright © 2008-2014  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  

TERMS OF USE: This pattern is protected by UK and International Copyright law.  This pattern and items made from this pattern are for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial purposes.  You may not resell or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole.  Derivative works are prohibited. 

download the FREE pdf PATTERN
from 
my RAVELRY shop
OR
my CRAFTSY shop

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