Monday, 30 March 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET FUN - FREE PATTERN #2

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF


SPRING GARLAND - EASTER GARLAND - 5 PETAL MOTIF

Week #2 of Let's Play - Crochet Fun

How did you go last week?  Did you enjoy making the Spring/Easter Coaster?
How many did you make? and did you use different colours?  Did you have any difficulties with the pattern?
I would love to hear from you and also see your creations.

I had a hectic week, so only managed to make four, need to make another two more coasters for my Easter Sunday table setting, and I will be more than happy. 

But right now I am making these easy-peasy garland flowers...

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF

Simple 5 Petal Motif
This week's free pattern is a very simple motif, where you can exercise and perfect your chain stitch.  

The pattern is an easy three (3) rounds of crochet.

I started with chunky yarn and then proceeded to make a few smaller motifs using a smaller hook with 4ply (Fingering) and 8ply (DK) yarn.  

You can see the different sizes below.

So are you ready to make a few spring motifs?  Get yourself a cuppa and grab some yarn and your hooks and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

WHAT YOU NEED:

YARN:   Hayfield Baby Chunky OR any Bulky (12ply)
HOOK:  H-8 (5mm)
NOTIONS:  Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY:  Easy
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to crochet in the round.  Stitch guide: chain, double crochet, slip stitch.


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:
Rnd 1:  Magic loop, ch1, 10sc in loop, join in ch1. (10sts)

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF


Rnd 2:  *Ch10, miss 1st, sl st in next st, rep from * around, join in 1st ch of ch10.

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF


CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF



Rnd 3:  *Ch5, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) in ch10-sp, ch5, sl st in last ch of ch10, rep from * around.  
Fasten off, hide ends.

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF

CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF


CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF

Make as many as you like.  
"How long is your spring garland?"
Use as many colours as you like.  
Make it festive.  
Spring time festive.


Have some fun, have a play!  
and 

PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 


CROCHET FREE PATTERN SPRING GARLAND MOTIF


BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!


LET ME KNOW how you go with this pattern and please share your creations. 
 I am always happy to help if you have any questions in regards to the pattern.

Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
BARBARA SUMMERS WWW.CROCKNIT.COM
Copyright © 2008-2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET FUN - Free Pattern

LETS PLAY CROCHET FUN BARBARA SUMMERS

EASTER COASTER - SPRING CROCHET - FIVE PETAL COASTER - Free Pattern

Do you like to play?  and have fun?   Do you like to play with yarn and hooks?  then join me here each week and we will have some crochet fun.  

I am going to share some brand new, never seen before Barbara Summers designs, some have been hiding in the bottom of the crochet projects box, and some are being designed on the spot as I crochet and write the blog.  So gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

I know Easter is just around the corner, and so is spring, therefore, this my first design is a light, bright, spring feel, Easter coaster.  Although you could also use it in other ways too.  Which we can discuss later after we have made one, two, three, or more.

Let's play - shall we?   


WHAT YOU NEED:  

Yarn:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton Dk or similar DK yarn
Hook:  E-4 (3.5mm)
Notions:  Scissors, Yarn needle

LETS PLAY CROCHET FUN BARBARA SUMMERS


PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to colour change and crochet in the round.  Stitch guide: single crochet, treble crochet, standing sc, standing tr.

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:
With MC
Rnd 1: Magic loop, ch1, 10sc in loop, sl st in ch1. (10sts)

Rnd 2: Ch4, tr in same st, ch1, *(2tr, ch1) in next st, rep from * around, invisible join.  Fasten off. (30sts)

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Change to CC1
Rnd 3: Join yarn in any ch1-sp, with standing sc, *ch3, sc in next ch1-sp, rep from * around, join in middle of sc.


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Rnd 4: *Ch6, sc in middle of next sc, rep from * around, invisible join.  Fasten off.

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Change to CC2

Rnd 5: Join yarn in any ch6-sp, with standing tr, (2tr, ch1, 3tr) in same ch6-sp, *ch3, sc in next ch6-sp, ch3, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in next ch6-sp, rep from * around, invisible join.  Fasten off.

LETS PLAY CROCHET FUN BARBARA SUMMERS

Change to MC

Rnd 6: Join yarn in middle of any sc, with standing sc, *4sc in ch3-sp, sc in next 2tr, (1sc, ch3, 1sc) in ch1-sp, sc in next 2tr, 4sc in ch3-sp, sc in middle of sc, rep from * around, invisible join.  
Fasten off, hide ends.

LETS PLAY CROCHET FUN BARBARA SUMMERS


LETS PLAY CROCHET FUN BARBARA SUMMERS

NOW make more, four (4) or six (6) or eight (8) coasters, 
all depends on 
"how many do you need?"  
Try different colours.

Have some fun, have a play!  
and 

PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
HERE IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 

LETS PLAY CROCHET FUN BARBARA SUMMERS





BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!


LET ME KNOW how you go with this pattern and please share your creations. 
 I am always happy to help if you have any questions in regards to the pattern.

Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
BARBARA SUMMERS WWW.CROCKNIT.COM
Copyright © 2008-2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  


Saturday, 21 March 2015

SPRING Crochet - SCARBOROUGH FAIR Bag

SCARBOROUGH FAIR Crochet Bag

SPRING CROCHET

Spring Equinox is here, and the cold, wet, dreary days of winter are slowly but surely leaving.  Daylight hours are lengthening and a hint of warmer weather is just around the corner.
Daffodils are blooming,  bringing some lively colour into our lives and the thought of summertime is on my mind.

SPRING DAFFODILS

Even though I am currently indoors and all rugged up (the weather this week has been a bit colder than the average for March), I am having thoughts of warm summers, blue skies, country walks and magical adventures... YES I am multi-tasking.... day-dreaming whilst I am blissfully crocheting away, surrounded by bright colours and lovely cotton yarns.

I am in love with Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK and the Sparkle DK.  Lovely bright and bold colours, very hard to resist.  Plus the bonus of 100g balls.

SCARBOROUGH FAIR Crochet Bag

And here is what I made.... a circular crochet bag... with a mix of vibrant and subtle summer-time colours.  I named this bag design "SCARBOROUGH FAIR"... to celebrate the colourful, prosperous times of Scarborough Faire.  Did you know? Scarborough Faire  was a 45 day trading event held yearly during the middle ages in the seaside town of Scarborough, Yorkshire, Britain.

Merchants came from all over England, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic States and the Byzantine Empire.
Such a huge event attracted not only tradesmen, but also other buyers, sellers and pleasure-seekers.

Can you imagine what an amazing spectacle it must have been?
Oh to travel back in time?  
SCARBOROUGH FAIR Crochet Bag

OK enough day-dreaming from me, let's talk more about this Scarborough Fair bag.  To finish off the bag I decided to line it with calico to extend bag life.  What a happy thought -  long-life! yay!  

You will be pleased to know I have this pattern available in USA and UK crochet terms.  So please select the correct pattern terminology.

spring blossoms

Here are some PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate

SIZES: One size

MEASUREMENTS: Bag circumference is approx. 32in (81cm) and 15in (38cm) deep; handles 30in (76cm)

YARN USED: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton and Sparkle DK ● 100% Cotton ● 100g/201m/219yd ● Shades: MC Cream; CC1 Agean Shine; CC2 Fern; CC3 Coral Shine; CC4 Natural Shine; CC5 Driftwood. 1 ball of each colour.

YARN ALTERNATIVES: Any DK weight cotton

TENSION: Not critical to this pattern (this pattern uses larger hook than recommended on yarn label)

NOTIONS: I-9 (5.5mm) hook (for body of bag), H-8 (5mm) hook (for handles/straps), Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for six (6) colour crochet bag. Bag lining is optional. This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 

 SCARBOROUGH FAIR Crochet Bag PATTERN 
available from my online stores:


BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!


LET ME KNOW how you go with this pattern and please share your creations. 
 I am always happy to help if you have any questions in regards to my patterns.


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Copyright © 2008-2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.