Showing posts with label crochet pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crochet pattern. Show all posts

Monday, March 23, 2020

Wildflower Necklace - free pattern






I've got another free pattern for you today - The wildflower necklace.



This one started out as a kit - the pattern and all the yarn you needed to make a necklace.








It's a great pattern for beginners who have mastered the basic stitches, and want to start working in rounds. It's also great for advanced crocheters who want to make themselves something quickly.








I love having one of these to wear to crochet events - yarn shows, even networking events - where I want people to see I'm a crocheter, but it's too hot to wear a scarf or beanie.



They would also be great as a craft fair item.



It also works as a teething necklace! One mum can wear, and baby can grab.



Wildflower Necklace was originally available in 5 colours, which were named after Australian native plants and flowers from the Muogamarra nature reserve - hence Wildflower necklace. My favourite colourway is Eucalyptus. If you've been following me for a while, that won't be a surprise.







Yarn:
Scheepjes Catona, 100% cotton 25g / 62.5 m x 3 balls.



You can make your own colour combinations, but if you'd like to copy what was in the kits:

Ironbark – 106, 074, 501

Eucalyptus – 505, 506, 528 (pictured)

Native Orchids – 146, 208, 413

Waratah – 252, 264, 523

Muogamarra - 113, 385, 514




Hook: 3 mm

Notions: Yarn needle, fibre fill, stitch marker.

Gauge: 2.5 cm = 8 sts x 6 rows of sc



This pattern uses US terms and works in a continuous spiral. Use a stitch marker at the end of each row to keep track.



Abbreviations used:


sc   = single crochet

st/s = stitch/es

inv dec = invisible decrease; hook into front loop only of two stitches to be decreased, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook.





Bead (Make 3)

Make a magic ring

Round 1: 6 sc into loop, pull to secure. (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next; rep from * around. (18 sc)

Round 4: *2 sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sc)

Round 5 - 8: sc around.

Round 9: *inv dec, sc into next 2 sts, rep from * around. (18 sc)

Begin adding fibre fill.

Round 10: *inv dec, sc into next st, rep from * around. (12 sc)

Round 11: *inv dec, rep around. (6 sc)

With yarn needle, cinch to close. Fasten off, Weave in ends.






Cut two lengths of cotton, in any colour, 90 cm long.
Using needle, thread the two lengths of cotton through centre of middle bead, starting at magic loop and ending at final cinch.



Thread other two beads on to cord, with magic loop on the outer edge of each side (the magic loop and increase side of the bead will be the neatest)
Secure with a knot on each side of beads
Make your necklace adjustable. Tie a knot at each end, around the cord. Trim as needed.



Thanks again for reading,


Happy Crocheting







Copyright © 2020 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved
No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs




Saturday, January 11, 2020

Introducing ... Kirra the Koala



Last week Kirra Koala was released as a new pattern. I only started working on her on New Year's Eve, and once she was finished, it seemed a shame not to write the pattern.

The last few months have been devastating for the koala population in Australia, due to the terrible bush fires you have no doubt heard about. Straight away I knew that proceeds from the pattern should go to help.

I quickly assembled some pattern testers. Sara has tested for me before, and is also involved as a rescue carer herself. She and Emma (another koala carer) pointed me in the direction of the Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital (AREPH) as well as WIRES as two worthy charities. Ruben, the Koala has had medical treatment from the AREPH, and is currently undergoing care. 



$2.00 from every pattern sold this January will be split between the two charities, which will be donated at the end of the month. I will continue to donate sales from the pattern each month, and if the charity or amount changes, I will be fully transparent about that. 





If you would like to donate directly to each of those charities you an do so here:





Since releasing the pattern, Sara has auctioned off her Kirra that she made, and has so far raised $200! Amazing effort!  



Kirra Koala is made using 100% Australian Merino wool from Nundle woollen mills, which keeps much needed funds in our rural communities.
Other supplies needed: 12 mm saftey eyes, 2.5 mm crochet hook, stuffing, yarn needle, small amount of black yarn (dk or similar)
Thank you for reading, and I hope you are able to help! 

Emma. 







Thursday, January 2, 2020

Never Ending Story Shawl

Hello 2020!


Over the last few months I've been really into simple repetitive stitches, embracing the relaxing element of crochet. Zen crochet, you might want to call it. I've also been a bit obsessed with moss stitch - which is also known as linen stitch. Either name, it's a great stitch.




I've been making a one row repeat shawl - which means it can go on forever, or be as short as you like. It's a great travel or TV project and since it is worked entirely in single crochet and chains to make a moss or linen stitch, it is a perfect shawl for beginners.



I've called it the Never Ending Story Shawl - for obvious reasons!

The beginning chain creates a ripply little border.



This pattern will be released as a PDF - and I'll update this blog post when that is.


Materials I have used  


  • Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills ‘Stellar’ 8ply, 50% Bamboo 50% wool, 437 yards (400 meters) 200 grams x 2 balls in Amethyst.
    Hook: US H/ 5mm
    Notions: yarn needle
  • Hook: US H/ 5mm
  • Notions: yarn needle

I worked on the shawl while getting ready for my sister's wedding! 


Any favourite fibre can be substituted, with corresponding hook. Bendigo ‘Stellar’ makes for a lovely winter shawl, with the thick, dense fabric.

Gauge: 10 stitches and 18 rows = 10 cm (4 “) in moss stitch (sc and ch)

Finished measurements are not given, as it it to be worked until desired width. (a good 'desired width' is your fingertip to fingertip length)

Every row begins with a chain loop that will create the border, and ends with an increase. All stitches are worked into chain spaces; which makes it so easy to identify where to place the hook.
Note: the first chain 1 space is between the increases of the previous row.



Pattern:
Make a chain of 7
Row 1: Skip 6 ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch, turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: Ch 6, (sc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-6 sp, turn. (3 sc)
Row 3: Ch 6, (sc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-6 sp, turn. (4 sc)
Row 4: Ch 6, (sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across, (sc, ch, sc) in ch-6 sp, turn.

Repeat Row 4 until desired width reached.

Final Row: Ch 6, (sc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across, sc in ch-6 sp.


Fasten off and weave in ends. 

US terms used
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sp - space

I hope you enjoy making it as much as I have! 

If you like this free pattern, please consider a donation to Kofi - or sharing your project on social media! 

Copyright © 2020 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved

No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

One Shawl Nearly Done

Back in August, I posted about two shawls in progress,


Well one is nearly done!




This one is the Cromulent Shawl worked in an Emma Lola (my Lola- I chose the colour way - you can read about it here, in  this blog post!)




I have 2 colour changes left to go - to fade into a darker red.




The good news is that the Emma Lola is restocked at Yarnish - follow this link - but they do go fast! 

The second shawl hasn't has much progress since I wrote about in August, but once I've finished this one, I'm going to dedicate time just for it. 

Thanks for reading, and happy crocheting!

Emma


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Fruit Cup Fade



The Fruit Cup Fade is one of my newest kits available at Yarnish.com.au. I've been posting about it everywhere except here! 




The pattern was posting in sections, a bit like a CAL, and each of the sections can be found on the Yarnish Blog. A single PDF document as since been created for those who'd like a copy of the pattern to keep for themselves, and thirdly a kit has been made! The blanket fades from one colour to the next, and is worked on the bias as a corner to corner moss stitch blanket. The blanket fits an Australian size single bed, but can be adjusted following standard corner to corner technique. 







The pattern uses Cicibebe yarn, which has a cool fair isle/speckled effect, which worked up like little flowers in small items, but a totally different look with this corner to corner moss stitch! I'm very keen to see some other variations, so please let me know if you do make one for your self, by tagging on Instagram with #fruitcupfade or adding a project on Ravelry.



Thanks for reading, 

Happy Crocheting

Emma

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Granny Square Day 2019,



August 15th is Granny Square Day! And to celebrate - I'm releasing a brand new square pattern. I'll
admit, it's a bit of a crazy design. It's a nice big square, and I think that 4 together could be big enough for a pillow or cushion.
Edit: I've now entered an entry on the Ravelry database for this pattern - Dahlia Pinnata - please consider adding a project!



Please note - the asymmetrical border has not been included in the pattern.

I did block the circle before working on next section




Before we begin - gather your materials.

I am using a 4 mm crochet hook, and raided my stash for this project. The colours I used are:


  • yellow,
  • lime green
  • light pink,
  • dark pink,
  • grass green,
  • aqua,
  • silver green.


I mixed and matched yarn brands, but they are all cotton or cotton blends. Some brands I used are Scheepjes Catona, Ricorumi and Birch cotton. There are minor weight differences, but they have all worked for me.

US terms used. Fasten off each colour after each row.

Part 1: Round Medallion

With YELLOW make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc into ring, secure and sl st to 3rd ch. (12 dc)
Round 2: LIME Standing sc into any st, *ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next, rep from * around, ch 2, sl st to 1st st. (6 sc, 12 ch)
Round 3: AQUA Standing hdc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ch 2, sl st to 1st st. (12 hdc, 24 ch)
Round 4: LIGHT PINK Standing trcl in any ch-2 sp, *ch 3, trcl in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ch 3 and sl st to 1st st. (12 trcl, 36 ch)
Round 5: DARK PINK Standing trcl in any ch-3 sp, *ch 4, trcl in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ch 4 and sl st to 1st st. (12 trcl, 48 ch)


Part 2: Squaring off the circle

Round 6: LIME  (standing dc, 2 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in any ch-4 sp, *(ch 1, 4 hdc) in next ch sp, twice, (1 ch 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next ch sp, rep from * around, sl st in 1st st. (32 hdc, 24 dc, 24 ch) 
Round 7: GRASS GREEN (standing dc, 2 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in any ch-3 sp, *dc in next 17 sts, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, sl st in 1st st. (92 dc, 12 ch) 

Part 3 - Leaf Detail

Row 8: Leaf - SILVER GREEN Join yarn to BLO of any corner chain with a sl st - and work following in the BLO of - sc, hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc (9 sts) sl st into next st; turn your work 180 degrees, and work back into the FLO of the same stitches just worked - 2 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc, sl st into corner sp, and continue in the FLO,  2 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc, (9 sts) sl st in next st, Turn work 180 degrees and work tin the BLO of stitches just worked, sc, hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc , and sl st back into corner. Fasten off green 

Row 9: WITH AQUA With the Leaf sitting at the top leaf hand corner, join yarn to the corner at the top right- (Ch 3, 2 dc) in corner sp, ch 1, sk next dc, 15 dc, (last dc will be in same st as leaf sl st) ch 12, dc in corner sp of Row 7, 12 ch, sk 9 sts, dc in same st as leaf sl st, 14 dc, ch 1, (3 dc) in corner sp. (37 dc)




ABBREVIATIONS USED:
Ch - Chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space
trcl - treble cluster (4trtog)
YO - yarn over



Standing stitch: YO once more than usual (one YO for sc, two YO for dc), insert hook into st/sp, YO pull up loop, and continue stitch as usual.  

Treble Cluster: *YO twice, insert hook in sp, YO and pull up loop, YO and pull through two loops twice. (two loops remain on hook) Rep from * 3 times, all in same sp, YO and pull through 8 loops on hook

Standing Treble Cluster: YO three times, insert hook in sp, YO and pull up loop, YO and pull through two loops twice. (two loops remain on hook), *YO twice, insert hook in sp, YO and pull up loop, YO and pull through two loops twice. (two loops remain on hook) Rep from * 2 times, all in same sp, YO and pull through 8 loops on hook

Thank you for reading,

and Happy Crocheting!








Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Heart Wall Hanging 'Summer Vibes'- free crochet pattern

One day this past week, while I was sorting and cleaning my yarn stash, I found some chunky yarn left over from a beanie I made.




The yarn is Papatya Mouline Chunky in colour 5981 - which  self stripes!

The beanie I made was the thistle beanie - which you can find here



I had enough yarn to make a heart and tassel, and combine them to make a beachy wall hanging. I've called it Summer Vibes.

or continue for the free pattern


The heart measures 10 inches or 24.5 cm in height, with another 5 inches/ 12 cm for the tassel.

Chains are not counted as stitches -  US terms used. 8mm crochet hook.


Chain 4

Row 1: Sk 2 sts, hdc in next, 2 hdc in last ch, turn (3)
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, turn. (5)
Row 3 - 9: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in every st until one remains, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (17)
Row 10 - 11: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in every st to end, turn (17)
Row 12: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in every st until one remains, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (19)
Row 13: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in every st to end, turn. (19)
Row 14: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in every st until one remains, 2 hdc in last st, turn. (21)
Row 15 - 16: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in every st to end, turn. (21)

Rows 17 - 21 can be worked in two ways - complete the whole right side before completing left side, or if you want to continue colour sequence of Mouline Chunky; work R(ight) Rows 17 and 18, L(eft) Rows 17 - 20, R Rows 19 - 21, L Row 21.

Right
Row 17: Ch 2, hdc2tog, 7 hdc, hdc2tog, turn (9)
Row 18: Ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in every st to end, turn (9)
Row 19: Ch 2, Ch 2, hdc2tog, 5 hdc, hdc2tog, turn (7)
Row 20: Ch 2, hdc in same st,  hdc in every st to end, turn. (7)
Row 21: Ch 2, hdc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in last st. (6)

Left
Join Yarn  to 11th st/centre. (last worked stitch from other half of Row 17)
Row 17: Ch 2, hdc2tog, 7 hdc, hdc2tog, turn (9)
Row 18: Ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in every st to end, turn (9)
Row 19: Ch 2, Ch 2, hdc2tog, 5 hdc, hdc2tog, turn (7)
Row 20: Ch 2, hdc in same st,  hdc in every st to end, turn. (7)
Row 21: Ch 2, hdc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog. (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Tassel:

Follow these instructions, or use your preferred method - I used a 5 inch/12 cm piece of card.


Using a stick or dowl, attach to the top of the heart, and attach a final length of yarn to hang.


Abbreviations Used
ch - chain
hdc- half double crochet
dc - double crochet
sk - skip
st - stitch




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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Dino Along! Revealed.

Recently I posted this teaser:



Today I announce what it is and how you can be involved.

The Dino a long will be both a crochet a long and a knit a long; and so it will be officially a MAL - make a long!

As promised in the teaser, it will be for younger children. I'm making mine for my 3 year old son. It will be a cloth book of dinosaur pictures!

The make a long will go for 6 weeks, and the first part will go live on the 30th of April, at midday Australian Eastern Standard Time. The pattern will work from a graph, but also include written instructions.

The pattern will be available on Ravelry as a paid pattern for the course of the Dino MAL - and released onto other selling platforms after. During the MAL the pattern will be set up as the reduced price of $3 (AU) and on the 11th June (1 week after the last section released) it will go up to the usual price of $8 (AU) - However if you pre order from now until the 30th of April it will only cost $1.50 (AU) Which is an absolute bargain - and my way of thanking you for trusting me that this pattern will be awesome! (it will :) )


PRE ORDER LINKS - read to the bottom of the page before clicking!

  • KNIT PATTERN    
  • CROCHET PATTERN


Materials Required I will be using Scheepjes Colour Crafter (100% acrylic 100 g/300 m per ball.)
I will be using 6 colours, which will be announced by the 18th of April.

You are free to colour match in another brand - or go rouge with whatever colours and fibres you wish!

I am also using a 4 mm hook.

And what about knitters? 4 mm needles are required.

Will you also need darning/wool needle, scissors and a love of dinosaurs!


I hope that you choose to dino a long with me!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Easy Beanies for Tricky Yarn



Since we are entering the cold months (here in the Southern hemisphere) it's time to get some warm things made! I have two very easy beanies - that use 'tricky' yarns. They are only tricky as the can be intimidating! Fluffy yarns seem to be saved for knitting, but these two crochet patterns are a fun way to get some things made!






This time last year I published the Strawberry Fields Beanie - which used a fluffy mohair yarn. The yarn was a little challenging, but using moss stitch easily identifies where your hook should go. The easy repeats also mean it works up quicky



Over on the Yarnish Blog - where I am also blogging! I have just published a pattern for the Thistle Beanie. It has a similar construction, and similar challenges - the Softie yarn is also very fluffy, but makes an incredibly soft and comfortable beanie.



Both these beanie patterns are free, are worked flat and seamed, and can be made in a very short amount of time.

Each pattern is linked above - but if you'd like to add a project on Ravelry, or maybe just show some love by adding it to your favourites, the entries are here:

Thistle Beanie

Strawberry Fields Beanie 

I look forward to seeing your beanies!


Happy Crocheting

Emma

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Half Hexagon - in collaboration with Yarnish.




Back in December I was involved in an advent crochet a long that was hosted by Yarnish. The patterns remain on the Yarnish blog: 'What's on the blog' You can also find the Ravelry entry here, which includes projects added by users. The photo above shows the table runner in progress.

I have been since asked about a half hexagon and here it is!
The pattern is joined using the 'join as you go' method, and this takes place in row 4, in the open picots.

Yarn: Scheepjes Catona, 100% cotton, 10g/25m
Hook: 4 mm
Gauge: Motif width 10 cm, and half hexagon 5cm height
1 x 10g ball will yield 4 half hexagons or 2 full motifs.

Written is US terms and works in rows.


Abbreviations used:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet two stitches together (see below)
dc3tog - double crochet three stitches together (see below)
BL/O – Back loop/ only
OP - open picot (see below)
sl st – slip stitch
st/s – stitch/es
sp – space
YO – yarn over (hook)


Special Stitches:
dc2tog – Starting cluster *YO, insert hook into st/sp, YO pull up loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, rep from *, 3 loops remain on hook, YO and draw through 3 remaining loops on hook.

dc3tog – Cluster. *YO, insert hook into st/sp, YO pull up loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, rep from * twice, 4 loops remain on hook, YO and draw through 4 remaining loops on hook.

open picot - (sc, ch 2, sc) into same st or sp, except when joining; work as (sc, ch 1, sl st to other motif, sc) See this blog post at Yarnish for more information on joining motifs. 

Pattern:
Start with a Magic Ring.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc2tog, (ch 2, dc3tog) 3 times, turn.(4 clusters).

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc next  sp, (ch 1, 5 dc in next sp) twice, dc in top of cluster, turn. (17 dc, 2 ch)

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc) BLO dc in same st, BLO dc in next 4 sts, 2 BLO dc in next st, ch 1,     2 BLO dc in next dc, BLO dc in next 3 sts, 2 BLO dc in next dc, 2 BLO dc in next st, ch 1, 2 BLO dc in next dc, BLO dc in next 4 sts, 2 BLO dc in next dc turn. (23 BLO dc, 2 ch)

Round 4: Ch 1, OP in 1st st, *sc into next 3 dc, OP in next st, sc into next 3 dc, OP in next sp, rep from * twice more, with the final OP in the final st.

Fasten off. For best results I recommend blocking.








Monday, February 11, 2019

Celestial Square - Free Pattern.

A long, long time ago.....
*music starts*

A long time ago, I started a blanket, and even began joining it! Then I decided I wanted it to be just a big bigger, so the joins were undone and the squares packed into a box.



Eventually I got some more yarn, and decided to introduce a new subtle element to the blanket, and the Celestial square was born!

The original square was the Nebula square, and the Celestial square is her companion. I have almost 100 nebula squares, and will be making approximately 30 celestial squares to join into a blanket (it will be a square number!)


The yarn I am using plays a fairly integral part of the design- Papatya Batik #31. Which can be purchased in Australia at Yarnish.

I am not joining as I go (which is why I had to unpick) as they overall layout is colour based. I will have a complete post on the blanket once it is finished, an I have a deadline, so it won't be long!

This pattern is just for the new square, but I will write out a separate post explaining all the steps to make the blanket. The front post stitches create a 'dip' in the sides of the squares, but they flatten out once joined.

This pattern uses US terms and contains fpdc - front post double crochet, an explanation is given at the end.

Celestial Square - the pattern:

Yarn: Paptya Batik #31. 100% acrylic, 8 ply/dk, 360 m
Hook: 5 mm

Make a magic ring - or chain 5 and sl st join.

Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as dc) 2 dc, *3 ch, 3 dc, repeat from *twice more, sl st  into the top of the first dc. (12 dc, 12 ch)

Round 2: Chain 3 (does not count as a stitch) dc into same st (centre dc from round 1) fpdc around next dc; *(2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) in corner sp, fpdc into next dc, dc in next st, fpdc in next st, rep from * twice, (2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) in corner sp, fpdc around ch 3 from round 1, sl st into top of first dc. (20 dc, 8 fpdc, 12 ch)

Round 3:  Chain 3 (does not count as a stitch) dc into same st (centre dc from round 2) fpdc around next fpdc, 2 dc, *(2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) in corner sp, 2 dc, fpdc into next fpdc,  dc in next st, fpdc in next fpdc, 2 dc; rep from * twice, (2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc) in corner sp, 2 dc, fpdc in next fpdc, sl st into top of first dc. (36 dc, 8 fpdc, 12 ch)


ch - chain
dc - double crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet:
st/s - stich/es
sp- space
yo - yarn over

front post double crochet: yo, insert hook front to back around crochet stitch post, yo and pull through, yo, pull through 2 sts, twice.



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Monday, January 28, 2019

Changes!

I've been slowly updating the blog in small ways this month.

I'm hoping that it is more accessible to those who struggle reading on a screen, by changing the background to white, and a font change. If it causes any issues, this is something I would love to know about.



I have added a few links in the bar at the top of the blog, and some of those are works in progress. There are a couple of ways to help support the blog - which you can find in the 'support me' section. Some are free, like sharing a free pattern online, or  signing up as a pattern tester, but a couple of ways to support by making a purchase.

I'll have a free pattern available in early February, right here on the blog, and currently have a Valentine's day special running on the Hug cushion (pictured above) You can grab the pattern, no code necessary, by clicking here

If you would like to get the pattern AND all the yarn to make it, you can on LoveCrochet. Two of the colours have been discontinued, but I have added substitutes.

Thanks again for reading and your continued support!

Emma.




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Solid Granny Square

Back in 2013 I was experimenting with ways to create a solid block of colour.  This afghan block
works between stitches rather than the traditional method of top loops.




A fun way of breaking the rules and seeing what works! Somewhere along the line, the original post got lost, but I have been able to retrieve the pattern. 
A bit of an experimental block, that has worked! 


Excerpt from the original post:

'Simple solid square, written in US terms. What makes this pattern different is that instead of crocheting under the top loop, you crochet between each dc of previous row. I was able to get 18 squares from 1 x ball of 100 g 8 ply/dk weight yarn using a 4 mm hook.



Make a magic square.

Start with a magic ring.
1st round: 3 ch, 2 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc, and slip stitch into third chain from start, 
and slip stitch  between the 3 ch and first dc.

2nd round: 3 ch, *dc between each dc of previous row until you reach the corner, 
(2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into cr-sp, repeat from * (you should have 6 dc on each side) 
sl st into third chain from start, slip stitch between the 3 ch and first dc.

3rd round: 3 ch, *dc between each dc of previous row until you reach the corner, 
(2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into cr-sp, repeat from * 
(you should have 9 dc on each side) slip stitch into third chain from start, slip stitch between the 3 ch 
and first dc.





ch - chain
dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
cr-sp - corner space

st dc.
s
 and then I'll show you how I'm joining them.

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