Thursday, August 17, 2017

Eggy Chicky Dress


Size: 12 - 18 months.

Measurements:

Length: 15 inch / 38 cm.
Width of the waist: 24 inch / 60 cm in diameter
From the center of the back to end of the sleeve: 14.75 inch / 37.5 cm.  

Materials:
Yarn: Alize Happy Baby 100 g / 3.53 Oz, 330 mt / 361 yds, 65% acrylic 35% polyamide.
In colors: white 55 (1 skein), yellow 187 (1 skein) and beige 310 (2 skeins).
Knitting needles: 4 mm.
Buttons: four yellow, 12mm in diameter.
Beads: six brown, 5mm in diameter.

Gauge:
24 sts in 16 rounds 10X10 cm 4X4 inch.

Abbreviations:
K: knit
P: purl
K2tog: knit two sts together
M1: increase one st

Patterns:

Stocking Pattern: Knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows.

Rib Pattern: k1, p1.

Strip Patterns used in the back and the front:

Strip pattern 1:
1st row: k3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, k3.
2nd row: p3, (slip st, p7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, p3.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Strip pattern 2:
1st row: k7, (slip stitch, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip stitch, k7.
2nd row: p7, (slip stitch, p7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip stitch, p7.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.


Chick Pattern:


 Note repeat the chick pattern two time (total 6 chicks)

Dress Tutorial

Back:

The skirt

Cast on 111 sts with color A
Work 5 rows in stocking pattern.
6th row (turning row): K1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to the last st.
Work 6 rows in stocking pattern.

(Change to color B, Work strip pattern 1 once, Change to color A, Work strip pattern 2 once), Repeat three more times.

Change to color B, work the first two of the strip pattern 1.

Decreasing row: k2, (k3tog, k1) repeat to the last two sts, k2. (56 sts remaining)
Next row: work rib pattern starting with purl.
Work four more rows with color B in rib pattern, and two rows in color A. The length of the skirt now is approx. 8 inch/ 20 cm.

The Yoke:

Continue working rows in stocking pattern for 1.75 inch/ 4.5 cm (14 rows).
Begin the arm hole shaping: decrease 5 sts at the beginning of the next two rows (46 sts), continue working in the stocking pattern 32 rows.
(Back length now measures 14 inch / 35 cm back).

Neckline shape:
Knit 11 sts, hold 24 st in a st holder, work right side shoulder band with color B as follows:
Work 8 rows in rib pattern and bind off sts. Work left side shoulder band the same as the right side.


The front:

The Skirt:

Cast on 111 sts with color A
Work 5 rows in stocking pattern.
6th row (turing row): K1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to the last st.
Work 6 rows in stocking pattern.
Change to color B, work strip pattern 1 once, change to color A, work the four rounds of strip pattern 2, work chick pattern, work the next four rows in stocking pattern.
Change to color B, Work strip pattern 1 once, Change to color A, Work strip pattern 2 once.

Change to color B work the first two of strip pattern 1.

Decreasing row: k2, (k3tog, k1) repeat to the last two sts, k2. (56 sts remaining)
Next row: work 1x1 rib pattern starting with purl.
Work four more rows in color B rib pattern, and two rows in color A. The length of the skirt now is approx. 8 inch/ 20 cm.

The Yoke: All is worked in stocking pattern
Continue working rows in stocking pattern for 1.75 inch/ 4.5 cm (14 rows).
Begin the arm hole shaping, decrease 5 sts at the beginning of the two rows (46 sts), continue working in the stocking pattern 20 rows, (The length of the front now is approx. 12.75 inch / 33 cm the front).

Neckline shaping:
Bind off six sts at the center for neck shaping, and finish each side separately.
Work the left neckline: decrease 4 sts once, 2 sts twice and one st once, at the beginning of each knitting row, when the front measures 13 inch / 35 cm.

Change to color B and work 8 rows in rib pattern to make the left shoulder band, making two button holes in the 4th row as follows:
4th row: K1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k1.
5th row: p1, K1, p1, m1, p1, k1, p1, m1, p1, k1, p1.

Bind off the sts.
Work the right neckline and shoulder band the same as the left mirror wise.

Sleeve: (make two)

Cast on with color A 33 sts
1st, 3rd and 5th: knit.
2nd and 4th: purl.
6th: K1, (yo, k2tog) repeat to the last st, k1.
Work 6 rows knitting the right side and purling wrong side.

Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k4, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 5 sts, slip st, k4. (35 sts)
2nd row: p5, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 6 sts, slip st, p5.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k1, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 2 sts, slip st, k1. (37 sts)
2nd row: p2, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 3 sts, slip st, p2.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color A: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k6, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 7 sts, slip st, k6. (39 sts).
2nd row: p7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, p7.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.


Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, k3. (41 sts)
2nd row: p4, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 5 sts, slip st, p4.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k8, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 9 sts, slip st, k8. (43 sts)
2nd row: p9, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 10 sts, slip st, p9.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color A: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k5, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 6 sts, slip st, k5. (45 sts)
2nd row: p6, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 7 sts, slip st, p6.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k2, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 3 sts, slip st, k2. (47 sts)
2nd row: p3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, p3.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, k7. (49 sts)
2nd row: p8, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 9 sts, slip st, p8.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color A: (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k4, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 5 sts, slip st, k4. (51 sts)
2nd row: p5, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 6 sts, slip st, p5.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color B, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k1, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 2 sts, slip st, k1. (53 sts)
2nd row: p2, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 3 sts, slip st, p2.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color C, (increase one st at each end of the first row of the strip pattern)
1st row: k6, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 7 sts, slip st, k6. (55 sts)
2nd row: p7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, p77.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Note: do not increase in the first row.
Change to color A:
1st row: k3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, k3. (55 sts)
2nd row: p3, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 4 sts, slip st, p3.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Change to color B:
1st row: k7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, k7. (55 sts)
2nd row: p7, (slip st, k7) repeat to the last 8 sts, slip st, p7.
Work 4 rows in stocking pattern.

Bind off all the sts.
Sleeve measures approx. 11 inch / 28 cm.

Finishing: block pieces to measurement.
Place the front shoulder bands over the back shoulder bands and sew sleeves in position, close sleeves and side seams.

Finishing the neck:
Front neck: pick up 40 sts evenly through the neckline and the front shoulder bands, work 4 rows in rib pattern, bind off.
Back neck: pick up the 24 sts of the neck and work 4 rows in rib pattern catching the edge of the back shoulder bands at the end of each row, bind off.

Fold over the brim at turning row and tack down cast on row to inside of brim, at the hem of the skirt and the sleeves

Sew the buttons and the beads in place.




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Grace Shawl


Materials:
Yarn: Alize Diva 100% Microfiber acrylic 100 g/ 350 mt, in colors off-white 450 (2.5 skeins) and grey 355 (1.5 skeins).

Hook: 3.5 cm.

Measurements:
Measurements of one hexagon is approx.10 cm / 4 inch. Measurement of the complete shawl:
Width along the widest edge is approx. 143 cm / 56 inch
Depth at longest point is approx.  47.5 cm / 18.7 inch.

Notes:

  •        The shawl is made up of 43 hexagons.
  •        The popcorn is made up of 6 dcs, to make them pop more, you can make the regular 5 dc popcorn instead if you want.


Pattern: with the off-white yarn make a magic ring
Round 1: ch 1, 6 scs into the magic ring, sl st into the first ch.

Round 2: (ch 2, 5 dcs into the next sc) these sts will make up the first popcorn, ch 2, (popcorn into the next sc, ch 2) repeat 4 more times, sl st into the top of the first popcorn, cut off the yarn and weave in the loose end.

Round 3: with the grey yarn make a standing dc into any ch-2 space, make a two dc cluster st, ch 3, ( 3 dc cluster st into the next ch-2 space, ch 3) repeat 4 more times, sl st into the first cluster.

Round 4: ch 4 ( count as a dc and ch 2), dc, ch 2, sc into the ch 3 in the previous round, ch 2, ( dc, ch 2, dc, into the next cluster st, ch 2, sc in the ch 3, ch 2) repeat 4 more times, sl st into the second chain at the beginning of the round.

Round 5: sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 5 (count as a tc and ch 2), tc, ch2, tc ch, tc, ch3, ( tc, ch 2, tc, ch2 , tc, ch2 , tc, in the next ch-2 space between the two dcs, ch3) repeat 4 more times. sl st into the third ch in the beginning of the round. Cut off the yarn and weave in the loose end.

Round 6: With the off- white yarn make a standing dc in the first ch-2 space you made, 5 dc in the same ch-2 space, these will make the first popcorn, ch 2, popcorn in the next chain 2 space, ch 2, popcorn in the next ch-2 space, ch 4, sc in the ch-3 space, ch 4, (popcorn in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, popcorn in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, popcorn in the next chain-2 space, ch 4, sc in the ch 3, ch 4) repeat 4 more times. Sl st into the first popcorn.

Round 7: sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3, 5 dc (these will make the first popcorn), ch 2, popcorn in the next ch 2 space, ch 4, sc in the ch 4 in the previous round, ch 3, sc in the next ch 4, ch 4 ( popcorn in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, popcorn in the next ch 2 space, ch 4, sc in the ch 4 in the previous round, ch 3, sc in the next ch 4, ch 4) repeat 4 more times, sl st into the first popcorn.

Round 8: sl st into the ch 2 space, (ch 2, 5 dc) these will make the first popcorn, ch4, sc into the ch 4 of the previous round, ch 4, sc into the ch3, ch4, sc into the ch 4, ch4, (popcorn in the ch 2 space, ch4, sc into the ch 4 of the previous round, ch 4, sc into the ch3, ch4, sc into the ch 4, ch4), repeat 4 more times, sl st into the first popcorn, cut off the yarn and weave in the loose end.

Pattern Chart:



Joining the hexagons: 
Join as you go method.

For the first hexagon: standing sc in any ch 4, ch 4, sc in the next ch 4, continue this way, sl st into the first sc. (the first hexagon is the purple one in the chart)

For the rest of the hexagons: when you reach the side that you want to join, ch 2, make a sl st into the ch 4 (of the hexagon you want to join it to), ch 2, sc into the next ch 4 of the hexagon.  

When you are joining the corner of one hexagon to two other hexagons corners already joined together, make a sl st in the sl st previously made.  






Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Little Puppy Blue Dress



 

Hello friends, I love C2C crochet, since it is easy to work, though using many colors could be troublesome, because I am too messy, and my yarns always get tangled up together, sometimes I spend hours getting them apart. And because I also love pixel art drawings, I save a lot of cute pictures of them on my Pinterest boards and on my PC.  So, I thought one day, why not merge a C2C piece into one of the dresses I make on my blog. And here comes the IDEA and the Puppy Dress.

I found this pixel art on Pinterest, but I couldn't find the original designer to give them credit. 

To make this dress you must know how to use a sewing machine.

Level: intermediate



   

   Materials

  •        Yarn; Alize Diva silk effect, 100% microfiber acrylic, 100 g. / 350 mt. (3.5 0z. /383 yds), one skein of colors; cornflower 132, cream 01. Few meters of red 106, grey 355, and black 60.
  •        Hook size 3 mm.
  •         2 buttons 1.5 cm diameter (2 cm for 6 year size)
  •        Tapestry needle
  •         Stitch marker
  •         Cornflower and white poplin cloth, 112 cm (44”) wide, 74 cm (78 cm, 84 cm) long.
  •        Sewing threads of matching colors.
Note: Information for the larger two sizes are written in brackets.


Sizes: 4, 5 and 6 years

Chest: 60 cm (23.5”), 62 cm (24.4"), 64 cm (25.25")
Dress length: 54 cm (21.25”), 60 cm (23.5"), 66 cm (26")
(All dimensions are approx.)


yoke


Front C2C Square:


Note: The C2C square is crocheted with cornflower yarn, its edging with cream yarn.
For the largest size (6 year), for the smaller two other sizes, cut one square border for the 5 year size, and 2 square border for size 4 year. (Follow the pattern)
When the C2C square is finished, it should measure 17X17 cm2 (19X19 cm2, 21X21 cm2).
Edging: follow the pattern I’ve drawn.








Back Square:


With cornflower color make a magic ring.
Round 1: ch 2 (don’t count as st), dc, *ch 1, 2 dc, repeat from * two more times, ch 1, dc, sl st to second ch of first ch2.
Round 2: ch 2 (counts as one dc from here on), *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next ch 1 space, 2 dc. Repeat from * two more times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next ch 1 space, dc, sl st to second ch of first ch 2.
Round 3: ch 2, 2dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next 2 ch space, dc in each 6 sts. Repeat two more times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next 2 ch space, 3 dc, sl st to second ch of first ch 2.
Round 4: ch 2, 4 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next 2 ch space, dc. Repeat two more times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next 2 ch space, 5 dc, sl st to second ch of first ch 2.
Work 11, (12, 13) more rounds, repeating the increase pattern, cut yarn. Now you get 19.6X19.6 cm2 (20.8X 20.8 cm2, 22X22 cm2) square.





To make the left under arm piece, bind on yarn (cornflower color) to center line st of the back square,
Row 1: ch 2, dc in every st to the corner of the square, dc in the 2ch space, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, dc in the same st, dc in each st to end of row, turn.
Repeat (row 2) 11 (12, 13) more times. Cut yarn leaving 30 cm (11”) for sewing.
Make the right under arm piece the same, on the other side.
Make the straps:
From upper side of the back square, on each corner, bind on yarn in the ch2 space
Row 1: ch 2, dc 9 (9, 11), in the next sts, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, dc in the same st, dc in each st to end of row, turn.
Repeat (row 2) 14 (16, 18) times, then make the button hole row.
Button hole row: Ch 2, dc in the next st, 3dc (3dc, 4 dc), ch 3, skip 3 sts, 3 dc (3 dc, 4 dc).
Last row: ch 2, dc in the next st, 2 dc (2 dc, 3 dc), 3 dc in the ch 3 space, dc (dc, 2 dc), 2dctog, cut yarn.


Back piece edging: follow the pattern.







Sew the under arm left and right extensions to front C2C square under the border edging.

Sew the buttons on the upper corners of the C2C square.







Sewing the skirt

Fold the cloth width wise, and cut to make 37x112 cm2 (39X112 cm2, 41X112 cm2) two pieces.
Sew alongside short edges.
Gather the upper edges to the width of the the yoke, sew them together.

Sew the skirt hem.