Monday, December 21, 2009

~ Erica's hat ~


Erica asked me to crochet her a hat - nothing fancy - just a plain, closed stitch hat - so I came up with this.

Materials:
- approximately 3 oz. worsted weight yarn (I used RHSS)
- size I crochet hook


Size: 7 3/4" from top to bottom

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust the size of the crochet hook
- ch 2 at beginning of rnds does not count as a st.
- fp dc = front post dc

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, fp dc around next dc.  Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 2 dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 3 dc, fp dc around next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnds 7 - 17: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc, dc in next 4 dc, fp dc around next dc. *Dc in next 5 dc, fp dc around next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc. Sc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc. End off.

**Debi Y's pattern**
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Popcorn garland


Here's a quick and easy way to crochet a popcorn garland:

Materials:

- 4-ply ww acrylic yarn (I used Red Heart) - I don't really have a specific amount - I just took a 7 oz. skein of white and started crocheting
- I crochet hook

Popcorn stitch: (3 dc in 4th ch from hook, remove hook from loop, insert hook in top of ch 3 and in dropped loop, pull dropped loop through ch 3.)

Directions:

Ch 4, popcorn st, * ch 10, popcorn st. Repeat from * as many times as you want to get the length you need.

***I have finished with my garland - 7 oz. of yarn will make approximately 25 yds.***


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Monday, November 9, 2009

Angel ornament


Materials:
- sz 10 crochet cotton
- sz 1 steel hook
- 1" plastic ring
- stiffener of choice

Size: 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Notes:

- beginning shell = (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc)
- shell = (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size

Directions:

Rnd 1: Attach thread to ring with a sc. Sc around ring to completely cover. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 7 sc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Dc in same st, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 3. End off.

Row 5: Join with a sl st to 12th dc. Ch 3, dc in next 13 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Dc in next 5 dc. Shell in next dc. Dc in next 6 dc. Turn.

Row 7: Beginning shell in same st. Dc in next 4 dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next 4 dc. Shell in top of ch 3. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sl st over to ch 1 space. Beginning shell, dc in next 4 dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next 4 dc. Shell in next shell. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 9 - 13: Repeat Row 8.

Row 14: Sc in each dc and ch 1 space across. Sc in top of ch 3. End off.

Pin out and apply stiffener.

**Debi Y's version**
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Black bag


I originally intended this bag to be a purse, but it came out too big. It measures 12" x 8" x 6 1/2". I will use it as a project bag instead. I also need to get some handles at Joann's and sew them on.
Materials:
- 13 oz. ww yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
- L hook
- purse handles
- 2 pieces of plastic canvas same size as bag bottom
Size: 12" x 8" x 6 1/2"
Notes:
- use 2 strands held together throughout
- I crochet tight, so you may want to adjust your hook size
Directions:
Row 1: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each remaining ch. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 - 32: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. At end of Row 32, do not ch 1 or turn.
Rnd 33: Now working around bottom piece, sc evenly around with 3 sc in each corner st. Do not join, mark 1st st with a stitch marker.
Rnd 34: Working this rnd in back loops, sc in each sc around.
**All following rnds will be worked in both loops.**
Rnds 35 - 41: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 42: (Dc , ch 1, dc) in 1st sc, skip next 2 sc. *(Dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 43: Sc in each dc and ch 1 space around.
Rnds 44 - 45: Sc in each sc around.
Rnds 46 - 52: Repeat Rnds 42 - 45.
Rnd 53: Reverse sc in each sc around. End off.
-Cut 2 pieces of plastic canvas the same size as the bag bottom. Sew them together and place in the bag.
-Sew on purse handles.
**Debi Y's idea**


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Breast cancer ribbon


**This pattern connects the cross-section as you crochet**

Materials:

- small amount Bernat Berella 4 in "ultra pink"
- I hook

Size: 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Note: First 2 chs do not count as a stitch.

Directions:

Ch 22, hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in next 9 chs, 3 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 4 chs. Yarn over, insert hook in next ch and in opposite side of the 6th beginning ch, complete stitch as hdc. Yarn over, insert hook in next ch and in top 2 loops of the 6th hdc, complete stitch as hdc. Hdc in next 3 chs. End off.

**Debi Y's version**
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Open mesh scarf


Materials:

- 3 1/4 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic (I used Red Heart)
- I hook

Size: 5" x 52"

Note: I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size.

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each remaining ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4, skip next sc, dc in next sc. *Ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Turn.

Rows 3 - 8: Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1. *Dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across. Dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch 1 space across. Sc in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2 - 9 thirteen more times. End off.

**Debi Y's idea**
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Stacked shells scarf



Materials:

- 4 1/2 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic (I used Red Heart)
- I hook

Size: 5 1/2" x 52"

Notes:

- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size.
- shell: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 23, dc in 4th ch from hook. Skip next 2 chs, shell in next ch. Skip next 2 chs, dc in next 7 chs. Skip next 2 chs, shell in next ch. Skip next 2 chs, dc in last 2 chs. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc in next dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next 7 dc. Shell in next shell. Dc in next dc and in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until desired length. End off.

* I crocheted 97 rows.

**Debi Y's idea**
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

~ Ruffle scarf ~





-My version of a ruffle scarf-

Materials:

- 5 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic (I used Bernat Berella 4 in "ultra pink")
- I hook


Size: approximately 4 1/4" x 52"

Notes:

- Although gauge is not important, I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size.

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 170, dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in each remaining ch across. Turn.

Rows 2 - 6: Ch 3, dc in each dc across. Dc in top of ch 3. Turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 4, 2 tr in 1st dc. 3 tr in each dc across. 3 tr in top of ch 3. Now working along the short side, 4 tr around each dc and each ch 3. Now working along the starting chs, 3 tr in each ch across. Now working along the other short side, 4 tr around each dc and each ch 3. Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 4. End off.

**Debi Y's version**
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pretty Baby cocoon




Materials:


- 6 1/2 oz. ww acrylic (I used Red Heart Comfort Prints)
- I hook
- 3/16" wide ribbon
Size: 11 1/2" (side to side) x 15" (top to bottom)


Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust your hook size
- Ch 2 does not count as a stitch


Directions:


Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12)


Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 2 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 3 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 4 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 5 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnds 8 - 9: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc, dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1). *Skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.


Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc. Dc in each ch 1 space and dc around. Join with a sl st in 1st dc.


Rnds 12 - 17: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc. Dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnds 18 - 25: Repeat Rnds. 10 - 17.


Rnd 26: Repeat Rnd 10.


Rnd 27: Repeat Rnd 11.


Row 28: (Ch 2, dc in next dc) {counts as decrease}. Dc in each dc across until the last 2 dc. Dc last 2 dc together. Turn.


Row 29: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc. Dc in each dc across. Turn.


Rows 30 - 33: Repeat Rows 28 - 29 consecutively.


Row 34: Ch 1, sc 1st 2 dc together, sc in each dc across until the last 2 dc, sc last 2 dc together. End off.


Weave 3/16" wide ribbon thru Rnds 10, 18 and 26. Tie each into a bow.




Matching baby hat


Materials:


- small amount ww acrylic
- I hook
- 3/16" wide ribbon


Size: 6 1/2" side to side 5" top to bottom


Notes:


Same notes as cocoon


Directions:


Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc.


Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnds 5 - 9: Ch 2, dc in same st. Dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip next dc. *Dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.


Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each dc and ch 1 space around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.


Weave ribbon through Rnd 10 and tie into a bow.


**Debi Y's patterns**

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

CD Hotpad


Materials:
- 2 oz. 4-ply cotton (I used Sugar 'n Cream Stripes)
- I hook
- old CD


Notes:
- I crochet tight, so you may want to adjust your hook size.
- Ch 2 at beginning of Rnds. 2 - 5 does not count as a stitch.


Directions:
- Make 2
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc.


Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before.


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 2 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next 3 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


- end off 1st side
- continue with 2nd side


Rnd 6: Holding both sides together and working through all 4 loops, ch 1, 2 sc in 1st dc, sc in next 4 dc. *2 sc in next dc, sc in next 4 dc. Repeat from * around inserting the cd halfway through. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.


Rnd 7: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in 1st sc, skip next 2 sc. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.


Rnd 8: Sl st over to ch 2 sp. (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch 2 sp around. Join as before.


Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each dc with 2 sc in each ch 2 sp around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.


**Debi Y's pattern**
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ruffles purse



Materials:
- 3 ½ oz. ww acrylic
- 3 oz. variegated baby yarn
- 3 ¼ oz. white baby yarn
- L & H hooks
- pair of round purse rings

Size: approximately 8” x 14”

Note: Ch 2 at beginning of rows does not count as a st.

Directions:
For purse - make 2.

Rnd 1: Using the L hook and 1 strand ww acrylic and 1 strand variegated baby yarn held together, work 30 sc around purse ring.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each sc across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in 1st hdc, hdc across, 2 hdc in last hdc. (32 hdc) Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across. Turn.

Rows 5 - 10: Repeat Rows 3 - 4 consecutively. (At end of Row 9, you will have 38 hdc.)

Rows 11 - 20: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across. Turn. At end of Row 20, end off.

Starting at Row 8 on one side and working down and around to Row 8 on the other side, match sts together and sew or sl st these 2 pieces together.
 

For ruffles:

For 1 st side:

Using the H hook and the white baby yarn, join with a sl st to first hdc bar between Rows 3 & 4, ch 3, 3 dc in same bar. 4 dc in each bar across. End off.

Repeat in the bars between Rows 5 & 6 and Rows 7 & 8.

Turn purse over and repeat on other side.

For the following ruffles:

Join white baby yarn with a sl st to first bar, ch 3, 3 dc in same bar. 4 dc in each bar around. Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3, end off.

**Debi Y's pattern**
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Quick & easy brown purse




Materials:
- 3 ½ oz. ww acrylic (I used TLC Essentials)
- 2 oz. acrylic-polyester boucle (I used Bernat Soft Boucle)
- L hook
- two 7” purse rings
- (optional) fabric for lining

Size:  Approximately 10” x 15” not including handles

Note:
Work with 1 strand ww acrylic and 1 strand boucle held together throughout.

Directions:
Row 1: Sc around one ring, ch 50, sc around the other ring. Ch 1, turn.


Row 2: Sc in first 10 chs, dc in next 30 chs, sc in last 10 chs. Sc around ring. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3 - 22: Sc in 1st 10 sc, dc in next 30 dc, sc in last 10 sc, sc around ring. Ch 1, turn.

At end of Row 22, sl st in 1st sc, end off.

Now would be a good time to line your purse with fabric if desired. Be careful to leave edges of Rows 1 and 22 free for sewing together.

Match dc stitches together and sl st or whipstitch closed.

**Debi Y's pattern**
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Simple Sc Purse

Simple sc purse


Materials:

- 3 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic (I used RHSS)
- 2 1/2 oz. Bernat Baby Jacquards
- L hook
- one pair 7" purse rings (bought mine on Ebay)


Size:   approximately 8" x 15"


Directions:


For 1st side:

Row 1: With 1 strand each 4-ply acrylic and Bernat Baby Jacquards held together, 26 sc around ring. Ch 1, turn.


Rows 2 - 11: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. End off at end of Row 11. (At end of Row 11, you will have 46 sc)


For 2nd side:

Repeat Rows 1 - 11 of 1st side. Do not end off.


Rnd 12: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across. Hold 1st piece side by side, right side facing you, sc in last sc of Row 11, sc in each sc across. Join with a sl st to 1st sc of 2nd piece.


Rnds 13 - 27: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. At end of Rnd 27, end off.


Turn purse inside out, fold flat, match up stitches and whipstitch together.


Decorate with a crocheted flower or a pretty charm chain.


**Debi Y's idea**
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Variegated yellow bookmark


This bookmark was supposed to be a fan but for some reason it reminds me of a horseshoe crab.
Materials:
- size 10 thread
- size 1 (one) hook (that's the only size I have, use whatever size you prefer)
Size: 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Directions:
Row 1: Ch 4, 7 dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 3, turn. (8)
Row 2: Dc in same st. 2 dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn. (16)
Row 3: Dc in same st. *Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. Dc in top of ch 3. Ch 4, turn.
Row 4: *Dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across. Dc in top of ch3. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc in same st. Sc in each dc and ch 1 space across. Ch 7, turn.
Row 6: Sc in same st. *Ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 7, sc in same last sc. End off.
Cut three (3) 24" lengths of thread. Fold in half and pull loop through chain that the 1st row of 8 dc were worked in. Pull ends through loop and tighten.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Large V-st bag

Another version of a shopping bag.
Materials:
- 6 1/4 oz. 4-ply worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Jeweltones)
- I hook
Size: 19 1/2" across the top - 13" tall (not including the handles)
Note: Ch 2 at beginning of rnds does not count as a stitch.
Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st. *Ch 3, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 6: Sl st in ch 3 loop, ch 5, dc in same loop. (Dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch 3 loop around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.
Rnds 7 - 25: Sl st in ch 2 space, ch 5, dc in same ch 2 space. (Dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch 2 space around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.
Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each ch and dc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 27: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in next sc, ch 35, skip next 44 sc, sc in next 52 sc. Ch 35, skip next 44 sc, sc in last 50 sc. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each sc and ch around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bag of gold


Bag of gold
Materials:
- 4-ply ww yarn (I used Vanna's Choice "denim mist")
- I hook
Size: 4" x 4 1/2"
Note: Do not join rnds, mark 1st st.
Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around.
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc) around.
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc) around.
Rnd 6: (sc, dc) in 1st sc, skip next sc, *(sc, dc) in next sc, skip next sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnds 7 - 15: (sc, dc) in each sc around.
Rnd 16: Sc in each sc and each dc around.
Rnd 17: Sc in 1st sc, ch 1, skip next sc. *Sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 18: Sc in each sc and ch 1 space around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.
Chain desired length, weave through ch 1 spaces of Rnd 17, tie ends together.
Fill with gold!  :)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

~ ruffley granny square ~


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn (I used RHSS)
- I hook

Notes:
- I crochet tight so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook
- you can make this granny any size that you would like - just crochet however many granny stitch rounds you would like and then add Rnd 4 and the ruffle rnd.

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. (Ch 2, 3 dc in same ch) 3 times. Ch 2, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in corner space. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. *Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner sp. Repeat from * 3 times. Ch 1, join as before.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in corner sp. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. *Ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner sp. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 1, 3 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each dc and ch 1 sp around with 3 sc in each corner sp. Join with a sl st to front loop only of 1st sc.

Ruffle Rnd: (Work this rnd in front loops only) Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Sl st or sew squares together from the back in the free back loops.

~~this square would work with no-ruffle squares nicely - just place them in a checkerboard pattern.  i.e. ruffle square, plain square, ruffle square, plain square - and then switch the order of the squares for the next row.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Plastic bag keeper


Materials:
- 2 1/4 oz. soft white ww acrylic
- 2 1/4 oz. medium blue ww acrylic
- L hook

Size: 6 1/2" x 13"

Note: Do not join rnds unless stated otherwise, use a stitch marker.

Directions:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnds 7 - 9: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 10: Sl st in 1st sc, ch 3, dc in same st. Skip next sc, *2 dc in next sc, skip next sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 11: Sc in top of ch 3, sc in each dc around.

Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around.

Rnds 13 - 33: Repeat Rnds 10 - 12 7 more times. At end of Rnd 33, sl st to 1st sc, ch 8, sl st in same sc. End off.  :)
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Little pink purse


I crocheted this little purse at work on my lunch breaks - took a few days. I used Red Heart sparkling pink and my trusty "I" hook. It measures 6 1/2" x 6 3/4" - just big enough to carry my ID, a few dollars, cigarettes and my camera. I'm going to use it for a couple of weddings - my nephew Donnie and (soon to be neice) Karen are getting married June 6th - and (long-time friends) Rich and Robin's daughter Rachel is getting married May 30th.
X-stitch small purse
Materials:
* 2 1/4 oz ww yarn (I used Red Heart)
* I hook
* decorative shank button
Size: 6 3/4" top to bottom 6 1/2" across
Note: Do not join rnds, use a stitch marker.
Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next, sc, sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnds 10 - 12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: For 1st x-st, sl st in 1st sc, sl st in next sc, ch 3, dc in 1st sl st. *Skip next sc, dc in next sc, dc in skipped sc.. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 14: Sc in top of ch 3, sc in each dc around.
Rnds 15 - 16: Sc in each sc around.
Rnds 17 - 24: Repeat Rnds 13 - 16 two more times.
Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 13.
Rnd 26: Sc top of ch 3 and next dc together. Sc in next 25 dc, sc next 2 dc together, sc in next 25 dc.
Rnd 27: Sc 1st 2 sc together, sc in next 24 sc, sc next 2 sc together, sc in next 24 sc.
Rnd 28: Reverse sc in next 13 sc, ch 10, sc in same sc, reverse sc in remaining sc. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc. End off.
With 2 strands of ww held together, join with a sc to 1st reverse sc, ch desired length, skip next 24 reverse sc, sc in next reverse sc. End off.
Sew button to middle of Rnds 26 & 27.
Weave in all ends.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blue Bucket Bag

Materials:

- 3 oz. black ww acrylic (I used Caron One Pound)
- 5 1/4 oz. blue variegated (I used Vanna's Choice denim mist)
- L hook
- purse handles

Size: approximately 9" diameter - 9" tall

Note: Do not join rnds, mark 1st st.

Directions:

Rnd 1: Working with 2 strands of black ww held together, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 4: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 5: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 3 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 6: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 4 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 7: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 5 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 8: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 6 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 9: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 7 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 10: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 8 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 11: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 9 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 12: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 10 sc. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnds 13 - 15: Sc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 15, change from black to 2 strands of blue variegated in last sc.

Rnds 16 - 28: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 29: Popcorn st (3 dc in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook in 1st dc, insert hook in dropped loop and pull through) in 1st sc, ch 1, skip next sc. *Popcorn st in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 30: Sc in each popcorn st and ch-1 space around.

Rnd 31: Sc 1st and 2nd sc together. Sc in next 34 sc. Sc next 2 sc together. Sc in next 34 sc.

Rnd 32: Sc 1st and 2nd sc together. Sc in next 33 sc. Sc next 2 sc together. Sc in next 33 sc.

Rnd 33: Reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc. End off.

Sew on handles.

***Debi Y's pattern***


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baby bottle covers




**Solid cover**

Materials:

- small amount ww acrylic
- I hook

Size: fits an 8 oz. bottle

Note: Ch 2 does not count as a st.

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 1st hdc.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in back loop only of each hdc around. Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnds 4 - 13: Ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join as before.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st. *Ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Ch 1, skip next sc, join as before.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each sc and ch-1 space around. Join as before.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same st. *Ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Ch 2, skip next sc, join as before. End off.

Weave a length of yarn through ch sps of Rnd 15. Tie into a bow.


**Shell cover**

Materials:

- small amount ww acrylic
- I hook

Size: fits 8 oz. bottle

Note: Ch 2 does not count as a st.

Directions:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 1st hdc.

Rnd 3: Working this rnd in back loops only, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. Skip next 3 hdc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next hdc, skip next 3 hdc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnds 4 - 12: Sl st over to ch-2 space. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 space. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 space around. Join as before.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each dc and 2 sc in each ch-2 space around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.

Weave a length of yarn through Rnd 12 and tie into a bow.

**Debi Y's idea**
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hat lid cover



Materials:


- 1/2 oz. ww acrylic (I used RHSS)

- I hook


Size: 4 1/4" diameter


Directions:


Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (12 dc)


Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same dc. 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before. (24)


Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same dc. Sc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.


Rnds 4 - 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join as before.


Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.


Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same sc. 2 dc in each sc and ch-1 space around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.


Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st. *Sc in next 6 dc, 2 sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Sc in last 5 dc. Join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 8, join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.


Weave a length of yarn through sts on Rnd 5 and tie into a bow.


***Debi Y's idea***
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

~ no pinch lucky pin ~



Materials:

- small amount green ww (I used RHSS)
- I hook
- pin backing

Size: 2" across

Directions:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: *Ch 2, 2 dc in same sc. 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in same sc. Sl st in next sc. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each remaining ch, sl st to 1st sl st. End off.

Glue or sew pin backing to back.

***Debi Y's version***
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fuzzy scarf




A very simple, very quick scarf.

Materials:

- Two 1 3/4 oz. skeins medium novelty eyelash yarn (I used Sensations Mink)
- One 1 3/4 oz. skein short novelty eyelash yarn (I used Bernat Boa)
- 2 oz. worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
- L hook

Size: 4" x 60"

Row 1: Working with 1 strand ww and 1 strand medium novelty eyelash held together, ch 11. Dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in each remaining ch. Ch 3, turn. (9 dc)

Row 2: Dc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until medium novelty eyelash is finished. Join short novelty eyelash along with the strand of ww and repeat Row 2 until finished. Join other skein of medium novelty eyelash along with the strand of ww and repeat Row 2 until finished. End off.


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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stairsteps scarf

Materials:
- 4 1/4 oz. worsted weight acrylic (I used RHSS)
- I hook

Size: 5" x 58"

Directions:
Row 1: Ch 16, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch 3, turn. (14 dc)

Rows 2 - 5: Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3. Ch 9, turn.

Row 7: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Dc in next 7 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Rows 8 - 11: Dc in each dc across, dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 6 - 11 for pattern until desired length.

For border: Sc evenly around with 3 sc in each outside corner.

***Debi Y's version***
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mesh shopping bag




This is my version of a mesh shopping bag.


Materials:


- 4 1/2 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic or cotton yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)

- I hook


Size: 12" x 13" (but of course, it stretches alot)


Note: Ch 2, does not count as a stitch.


Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)


Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc. 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before. (24 dc)


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before. (36 dc)


Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc. *Ch 3, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Ch 1, hdc in 1st sc to join.


Rnds 5 - 34: Ch 1, sc around hdc. *Ch 3, sc in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around. Join as before. At end of Rnd 34, ch 3, join with a sl st to 1st sc.


Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in samesc, 3 sc in each ch 3 loop and sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.


Rnd 36: Ch 1, sc in same sc. Sc in next 24 sc. Ch 40, skip next 23 sc, sc in next 49 sc. Ch 40, skip next 23 sc, sc in next 24 sc. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.


Rnd 37: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in each sc and ch around. Join as before.


Rnd 38: Ch 1, sc in same sc. Sc in each sc around. Join as before. End off.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

~ Bath scrubbie ~



Materials:
- 2 oz. cotton yarn (I used Lily Sugar 'n Cream Stripes)
- I crochet hook


Directions:

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.


Rnd 2:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 3 dc in same sc as joining st.  4 dc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.


Rnd 3:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 3 dc in same dc as joining st.  4 dc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 

Rnd 4:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in same dc as joining st.  3 dc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc, ch 10, sl st to the same 1st sc. End off.

***Debi Y's version***
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Crocheted jar toppers




These crocheted jar toppers are just a simple little touch. Fill your jars with candy, tea bags, specialty coffees, soup mixes - just about anything you can fit in there. :)
Materials:

* small amount ww yarn
* I hook

NOTE: This topper will fit a pickle jar lid. To fit a spaghetti sauce lid - skip Rnd. 4.

NOTE: Ch 2 at beginning of rnds does not count as a st.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in each of next 2 dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, ch 1. *Skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch 1 space around. Join as before.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, ch 2. *Skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.

Weave a strand of yarn or ribbon through Rnd 6 and tie into a bow.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Pink & black oblong purse



Materials:
- 2 oz. black ww yarn
- 2 1/2 oz. pink ww yarn
- 2 1/2 oz. pink TLC Baby Amore
- L hook
- purse handles
- 2 pieces 17 holes x 76 holes plastic canvas

Size: 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 3"

Note: Do not join rnds, mark 1st st with a stitch marker.

Rnd 1: With 2 strands black ww held together, ch 28, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 25 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of chs, sc in next 25 chs.

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times. Sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 4: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times. Sc in next 25 sc. Repeat from * 1 more time.

Rnd 5: Working this rnd in back loops, sc in each sc around.

Rnds 6 - 10: Sc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 10, end off black.

Rnd 11: Now working with 1 strand pink ww and 1 strand pink TLC Baby Amore held together, join with a sc to 1st sc, sc in each sc around.

Rnds 12 - 13: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 14: Hdc in each sc around.

Rnd 15: Sc in each hdc around.

Rnds 16 - 17: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 14.

Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 15.

Rnds 20 - 21: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 14.

Rnd 23: Repeat Rnd 15.

Rnds 24 - 25: Repeat Rnds 12 - 13.

Rnd 26: Reverse sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc, end off.

Cut the 2 pieces of 17 holes x 76 holes plastic canvas to fit bottom of purse. Match pieces and sew together. Cover with fabric if desired.

Sew on handles.

***Debi Y's pattern***
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