Friday, 13 February 2015

CINDY Crochet Drawstring Bag FREE PATTERN

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HERE IS A QUICK and EASY pattern for a round drawstring bag using 
the FANS and POSTS stitch pattern.

You can check the blog post about 
HOW TO CROCHET the SWATCH 
for the FANS and POSTS HERE


PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
YARN USED:  HAYFIELD BABY CHUNKY by Sirdar ● 70% Acrylic 30% Nylon ● 3 colours ● Shade 400 WHITE; Shade 412 MINT CHOC; Shade 413 MILKYWAY.
NOTIONS:  7mm Hook, Yarn needle
MEASUREMENT:  Approx Height 9in (23cm); Circumference 17in (43cm)
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to colour change and crochet in the round. 

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
hdc = 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


ADD THIS PATTERN TO YOUR RAVELRY QUEUE AND FAVORITES


PATTERN STARTS:

Base of Bag - Increase rnds
Change colour every rnd.  Do not cut yarn each time, carry the colours up the rounds.
Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch1, 7sc in ring, join with sl st in ch1. (7sts)
Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2sc around, join with sl st in ch1. (14sts)
Rnd 3:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (21sts)
Rnd 4:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (28sts)
Rnd 5:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (35sts)
Rnd 6:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 4sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (42sts)
Rnd 7:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 5sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (49sts)

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Body of Bag - Fans and Posts stitch
Rnd 1:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *skip 2sts, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next st, skip 2sts, 1dc in next 2sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch3.
Change colour every rnd.
Rnd 2-8:  Rep Rnd 1.

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Top of Bag - Decrease Rnd
Change colour every rnd.
Rnd 1:  Ch2, dc2tog in next 2sts, *1dc in next 6sts, dc3tog in next 3sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in top of dc2tog.  (49sts)
Rnd 2:  Ch3, 1dc around, join with sl st in ch3.
Rnd 3-4:  Rep Rnd 2.
Do not change colour, continue last rnd with same colour.
Rnd 5:  Ch1, rev sc around, join.  
FASTEN OFF, HIDE ENDS.
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DRAWSTRING (make 2)

Ch80, thread drawstring through last dc rnd, two (2) dc at a time, in opposite direction to each other, tie a knot in the end.

OPTIONAL:

You can line the bag if you wish.

SIZE ADJUSTMENT:

This bag uses multiples of seven (7) stitches.  To make larger bags:
  • Increase the number of total stitches in the base of the bag.  
  • Increase the number of rounds to lengthen the bag.
  • Increase the length of the drawstrings.

SUBSTITUTE YARNS:  

Use any yarn and recommended hook.  Adjusting number of stitches and rounds accordingly.



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!



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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Crochet SCALLOPS



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How to crochet SCALLOP stitch

This Swatch stitch pattern creates a fan-like scallop stitch, perfect for larger projects.  

This swatch uses USA - American Crochet Terms


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
hdc = 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

SPECIAL STITCH: Wdc2tog (wide double crochet 2 together):  *yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull loop through, yo, pull through 2 loops**, skip next 3 sts, rep from * to **  in next st, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice.

This stitch pattern uses:
multiples of 6sts (plus 1 for foundation ch)

Make your swatch:

Row 1:  Ch25, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in 4th ch from hook, Wdc2tog, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch, rep from * to last 3ch, Wdc2tog working last leg in last ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3, skip 2sts, 1dc in next dc, *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in ch1-sp, Wdc2tog, rep from * working last leg in top of ch3, turn.


Rep Row 2 for as many rows as required.

Hook:  G-6(4mm)
Yarn:  Wendy Supreme Sparkle Cotton DK


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You can use one (1) or more colours, changing every row if you so desire.

Enjoy every moment,
focus on every stitch,
create a masterpiece....



Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Crochet LACE with Fans and Posts


How to crochet a FAN and POST stitch

This Swatch stitch pattern creates a lace-like fan stitch, perfect for larger projects.  

This swatch uses USA - American Crochet Terms:

USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
hdc = 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

This stitch pattern uses:  
multiples of 7sts (plus 4 for foundation ch).

Make your swatch:

Row 1:  Ch25, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch, skip 2ch, 1dc in next 2ch, rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2:  Ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc in next dc, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1-sp, skip next 2dc, 1dc in next 2dc, rep from * to end, ending with last dc in top of ch3, turn.

Rep Row 2 for as many rows as needed.

Hook:  G-6(4mm)
Yarn:  Wendy Supreme Cotton DK

CROCHET LACE FANS POSTS
YOU CAN MAKE THIS SWATCH 
WITH 
A DIFFERENT COLOUR
FOR EACH ROW
OR 
TRY BLOCKS OF COLOUR
FOR EXAMPLE
SIX (6) ROWS IN ONE COLOUR
TWO (2) ROWS IN ANOTHER COLOUR

BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!