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.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

HIGHLANDER TOTE BAG - Scottish Inspiration

One of my favourite crochet projects is this

 HIGHLANDER 

tote bag




Colourful, fun, versatile and absolutely perfect 
for farmer's market shopping.

It's also perfect for day trips to the country, 
or the beach.

Better yet it's a crochet tote bag made 
with my own hands,

and I love the unique design,

inspired by my travels to Scotland.



I know there are many patterns for market bags 
and tote bags out there,

which is why you can choose to use the design

to make an afghan, blanket or cushion cover.

YOUR CHOICE
make whatever you like
the pattern gives instructions for 
assembling a tote bag
but you can make whatever you like...
have some fun
use different yarns
make varying sizes



PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy
MEASUREMENTS:  Square Motif approx. 5in (12.5cm) x 5in  BAG:  18.5in (47cm) x 13in (33cm)
YARN USEDDebbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere 85% Cotton 15% Cashmere 6 colours
SUBSTITUTE YARN:  Any DK / Light / Worsted weight yarn OR King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK ● 50% Bamboo 50% Cotton ●100gr 251yd (230m)
TENSIONNot critical to this pattern
NOTIONS:  G-6 (4mm) and E-4 (3.5mm) Hook, Yarn needle

This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions



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Pattern is available from my online stores

CRAFTSYRAVELRY and ETSY


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





Friday, 17 October 2014

STAR Crochet Christmas Ornament Coaster

Best Christmas Star Crochet Ornament Coaster 


USE IT TO 

DECORATE your Christmas table 
OR
hang on your tree 

OR
make a bunting or garland....

MAKE IT WITH LOTS OF 

BRIGHT COLOURS

OR

make it SUBDUED and SUBTLE

OR

go C R A Z Y

with traditional
RED, GREEN and WHITE


PATTERN DETAILS:


SKILLS NEEDED:  Crochet in the round; colour change; 
sc; hdc; dc; tr.

YARN:  Mercerized Cotton DK

HOOK:  E-4 (3.5mm)



Pattern is available from my online stores

CRAFTSY, RAVELRY and ETSY



enjoy your Christmas Ornament Coaster making
and remember you can use it as a coaster
OR
hang it on your tree
OR
make it into a garland

happy Christmas crocheting

Enjoy!

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