Friday, November 17, 2017

Pink Blossoms Scarf


I made this scarf for my little niece Yara. It may not be very appropriate for winter, but it's still warm where I live. I wanted to make it in a more wintry colors, but Yara insisted on these colors. You can customize it to any length or width you want. 

Notes: 


  • The pattern is written using American terminology.
  • The pattern is a multiples of 5 plus 1.
Measurements: 120 cm / 47 inch X 14 cm / 18.5 inch.

You're going to need:

  • Yarn: Alize Diva Baby 100% microfiber acrylic, 100 g, 350 mt, in colors 287 and 276, one skein of each color. 
  • Hook: 2.5 mm 
  • Tapestry needle.

Stitches Used:
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Pc: Popcorn

Popcorn stitch:



1. Start by making 5 dcs. Drop the loop from the hook. 




2. Insert the hook from front to back into the top first dc and the dropped loop.



3. Pull the loop through the st.



4. ch 1 to close the popcorn.


Pattern:

With the blue yarn make (402) Chain.

Row 1: in the second chain from the hook make a sc, (ch 5, skip 4 chains, make a sc in the next ch) repeat to the end of the row. Turn.


Row 2: ch 5 ( count as dc and ch 2), hdc in the ch 5, ch 2, dc in the next sc, (ch 2, hdc in the ch 5, ch 2, dc in the next sc) repeat to the end of the row. Turn. Cut off the thread and weave in the loose end.


Row 3: with the pink yarn make a chain in the last dc, (sc, ch 3, pc in the hdc, ch 3, sc in the next dc) repeat to the end of the row. Turn. Cut off the thread and weave in the loose end.


Row 4: with the blue yarn make a standing dc (or ch3) in the last sc, (ch 2, hdc in the pc, ch2, dc in the sc) repeat to the end of the row. Turn.

Row 5: ch 1, make a sc in the last dc, (ch5, sc in the next dc) repeat to the end of the row. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 5 to the required width. For the last repeat stop at row 2.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Rose Relief Shawl



Hi, here is my new shawl with v shaped rose stripes. It took me a very long time to finish. Although the pattern is very easy, it requires a lot of counting and concentrating. 

I’ve made one early this year, using one color. Unfortunately, it was sold before I had a chance to take photos of it.


Size: 196 cm x 98 cm (77 inch x 39 inch) without fringe.


Materials:

Yarn: Alize superlana tig, 75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100 g.
/3.35 oz., 570 m /623 yds.

Dark color (coffee with milk) 584, 2 skeins.

Light color (cream mélange) 213, 2 skeins.

Hook: 2.5 mm/ D US

Instructions: it is crocheted down and up.


Level: intermediate


Crochet terms

for the main piece (the shawl body)
Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet
Tc: treble crochet
Sl st: slip stitch

and you will need for the edging
Sc: single stitch
Ch5picot: ch 5, sl st to first ch

important note:

I have designed the rose relief shawl pattern out of a pixel art drawing I found and liked on pinterest, so this pattern maybe confusing. so let's clear the confusion.
just imagine it's a cross stitch embroidery pattern:

  • the pattern boxes are of two colors; white and black.
  • each horizontal row of boxes is crochet row.
  • each row starts with ch 4, and ends with tr stitch to increase the number of whole sts to get the triangle shape. 
  • you crochet every row by doing numbers of either dc or ch.
  • the black box means; work 3 dc
  • the white box means; work dc, ch 1, dc
  • the boxes share the vertical sides, which means first or last dc 1 previously mentioned.
  • there is a link to every pattern I've made to get a clear image, and you better print or save them to follow the design properly.

 

Instructions

note:
you are going to start the work from the bottom and up.


Row 1: With dark color, start with ch 6, sl st to first ch, turn.


Row 2: ch 4, dc in first st of row 1, skip 1 ch, ch 1, dc in next ch, ch 1, tr in the same ch, turn.


Row 3: ch 4, dc in tr, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in third ch of ch 4 of previous row, ch 1, tr in the same ch, turn.

Row 4: ch 4, dc in tr, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 3 times, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, skip ch 1 space,  ch 1, dc in third ch of ch 4 of previous row, ch 1, tr in the same ch, turn.

Row 5: ch 4, dc in tr, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 7 times, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in third ch of ch 4 of previous row, ch 1, tr in the same ch, turn.

Row 6: ch 4, dc in tr, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dcdc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc 7 times, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in third ch of ch 4 of previous row, ch 1, tr in the same ch, turn.

Row 7: ch 4, dc in tr, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dcdc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc, skip  dc, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, ch 1, dc in third ch of ch 4 of previous row, ch 1, tr in the same ch, turn.

when you look at the detailed drawing, you will notice the way the crochet pattern matches the rose relief design. every white box is (skip st, ch 1) crocheted, and every colored box is filled with (dc in dc). 
the detailed drawing clears the beginning of the shawl, once you start and get the idea, the work will go easily.


Follow the pattern as shown in the detailed drawing .

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Color change:

The pattern shows when to change to other color.

Edging:


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Bind on dark color to the edge of last row, ch 1, sc 3 in ch 3 space, *make ch5picot, sc 3 in next ch 3 space, repeat along the side of triangle, change yarn according to color design of shawl.

When you reach the lower angle of the shawl, work as follow: (sc 3, ch5 picot, sc 3) in the first row ch space.

Weave in loose ends and block. Make the fringes along the two sides as shown in the photo.

please don't hesitate to ask for any unclear instructions or missing  information, for I really want to know that you can make the shawl if you like. 
Hope all goes well, please show me your final project.





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Friday, October 20, 2017

Citrus Scarf




A super easy scarf, perfect for beginners, you only need to know  how to make a double crochet and a chain. It is suitable for adults and children. The pattern is a multiples of 3 + 1. You can customize it to the required length and width.

Measurements:  approx. 129 cm / 50.7 inches x 13.5 / 5.3 inches cm. 


  • Yarn: One skein of Alize Diva Silk effect Color (55) white and Alize Diva Baby Color (187) Yellow.
  • Hook: 3.0 mm
  • Tapestry Needle


Crochet Stitches:
Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet

Pattern:

With white yarn, ch 334.

Row 1: dc into the fourth ch from the hook, dc into each chain, turn.

Rows 2 and 3: ch 3 (count as a dc), dc into each dc, turn.

Cut off the white yarn and weave in the loose ends.

Row 4: with the yellow yarn ch 5 (count as a dc and ch 2), skip one st, dc into the next dc, ((ch 2, skip one st, dc into the next st)), repeat to the end of the row, turn.

Rows 5 and 6: ch 5 ( count as a dc and ch 2), skip one st, dc into the next dc, ((ch 2, skip one st, dc into the next st)), repeat to the end of the row. 

Cut off the yarn and weave in the loose ends.


Rows 7, 8 and 9: with the white yarn repeat row 2.
Cut off the yarn and weave in the loose ends.

Row 10, 11 and 12: with the yellow yarn repeat row 4.

Cut off the yarn and weave in the loose ends.

Row 13, 14 and 15: 
with the white yarn repeat row 2.
Cut off the yarn and weave in the loose ends.

Row 16, 17 and 18: 
with the yellow yarn repeat row 4.
Cut off the yarn and weave in the loose ends.

Row 19, 20 and 21: 
with the white yarn repeat row 2.
Cut off the yarn and weave in the loose ends.



Here is the pattern chart:
Start with 334 chs


Happy Crocheting! 

P.S. I made a Facebook page, where you can follow all my upcoming projects. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Autumnal Air Scarf



After a very long and hot summer, It's officially Autumn. I miss wearing scarves and sweaters. The cold weather got me in the mood of knitting, and I came up with this quick and easy knitted scarf. 


Measurements:

Length: 74 inch / 188 cm.

Width: 9.5 inch / 24 cm


Materials:

Yarn: Nako Baby (luks minnos) 100 g / 3.53 Oz, 336 mt / 367 yds, 50% polyamide, 50% acrylic.
Colors: light powder 1479 (1 skein), light beige 6690 (1 skein).

Needles: 4 mm/ 6 US.

Small cable needle.

Gauge:
27 sts in 33 rows 10X10 cm 4X4 inch.

Intermediate level

Knitting terms used in patterns
K: knit
P: purl
Yo: yarn over
S: slip stitch
P: pass stitch
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
K2togtbl: knit 2 stitches together through back loops
S2k1p2: slip the first two stitches together as if you were going to knit them together, knit the next stitch, them pass the two slipped stitches over the stitch just knit.

Patterns used in the scarf:

Seersucker pattern:
(Matching the number of stitches chosen for the scarf)

Number of rows: 8
Number of stitches: multiple of 4 plus 1

Row 1: k 1, p1, repeat to last stitch, k 1.

Row 2: and every back row, work stitches matching the previous row.

Row 3: p 1, k 3, repeat to last stitch, p 1.

Row 5: k 1, p 1, repeat to last stitch, k 1.

Row 7: k 2, p 1, k 1, repeat to last 3 stitches, p 1, k 2.


Lace pattern

(Matching the number of stitches chosen for the scarf)

Number of rows: 8
Number of stitches: multiple of 4 plus 1
Row 1: k 1, yo, k2togtbl, k 1, k2tog, yo, repeat to last stitch, k 1.
Row 2: and every back row, p all stitches,
Row 3: k 1, yo, k 1, S2k1p2, k 1, yo, repeat to last stitch, k 1.
Row 5: k 1, k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, k2togtbl, repeat to last stitch, k 1.

Row 7: k2tog, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, S2k1p2, repeat to last 3 stitches, k 1, yo, k2togtbl.



Simple cable braid pattern:
Number of rows: 4
Number of stitches: 4


At the right side of scarf:
Row 1: p 1, k 2, p 1.

Row 2: k 1, p 2, k 1.

Row 3: p 1, place stitch to cable needle behind work, k 1, place the stitch back to left needle and k 1, p 1.

Row 4: k 1, p 2, k 1.

Repeat rows 3-4 as required.

At left side of scarf:
Row 1: p 1, k 2, p 1.

Row 2: k 1, p 2, k 1.

Row 3: p 1, place stitch to cable needle in front of work, k 1, place the stitch back to left needle and k 1, p 1.

Row 4: k 1, p 2, k 1.

Repeat rows 3-4 as required.



Making the scarf
With light powder color yarn, cast on 69 stitches.

Note: along the scarf, always work the first 4 stitches and the last 4 stitches with braid pattern, no matter what the middle alternate pattern is (seersucker or lace).

First light powder yarn part:
Work 4 stitches cable braid pattern, 61 stitches seersucker pattern, 4 stitches cable braid pattern.

Repeat the seersucker pattern 7 times (56 rows), cut light powder color yarn.

Light beige yarn square:
Change to light beige color yarn, and repeat seersucker pattern 2.5 times (20 rows).

Change to lace pattern, repeat 7 times (56 rows), and cut yarn.

Light powder color yarn square:
Change to light beige color yarn, and repeat lace pattern 2.5 times (20 rows).

Change to seersucker pattern, repeat 7 times (56 rows), and cut yarn.

Repeat the color sequence squares 2 more times. Then work Light beige color yarn square one last time.

With the same yarn, work seersucker pattern 11 rows, and cast off, cut yarn.

Weave in loose yarn and block.


 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Striped Autumn Sweater




It's fall already, and a walk to the playground needs a warm sweater with worm colors.

Sizes

To fit chest measurements:

2 years, 21 in. (53 cm)

4 years, 23 in. (58.5 cm)

6 years, 25 in. (63.5 cm)

Finished chest width:

2 years, 26 in. (66.5 cm)

4 years, 29 in. (74 cm)

6 years, 31 in. (86.5 cm)


Sweater length:

2 years, 14 in. (36 cm)

4 year, 16.5 in. (42 cm)

6 year, 22.5 in. (57 cm)


Materials

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles, US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle 40 in. (100 cm) long, sewing needle, stitch marker, three buttons 0.65 in (1.5 cm) diameter.

Yarn: ALIZE HAPPY BABY SOFT, 100 g. – 3.53 oz. 330 m. - 361 yds.

Size 2 years

Color A: 56 red, 1 skein
Color B: 556 pinkish orange, 1 skein

Size 4 years

Color A: 55 white, 2 skeins.
Color B: 187 yellow, 1 skein.

Size 6 years

4 skeins of any matching colors, 2 skeins each; domain color A and the other B.


Note: () are used, for larger sizes.




Tension:

 24 sts x 34 rows= 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in.)

Stitch glossary:

K: knit
P: purl
Inc.: increaseDec.: decrease
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Yo: yarn over








Patterns used

Socks pattern: K right side, P wrong side.
Rib pattern: K st, P st.





Eyelid pattern 




color fading pattern

Instructions

(Front Back one piece)

Front:

With color A, cast on 19 st (21 st, 23 st), purl one row. Work as follow:

1st row: K all sts, inc. 5 st (6 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row.
2nd row: P all sts, inc. 5 st (6 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row. 29 (33, 35) sts
3rd row: K all sts, inc. 5 sts (5 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row.
4th row: P all sts, inc. 5 sts (5 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row. 39 (43, 47) sts
5th row: K all sts, inc. 5 sts (5 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row.
6th row: P all sts, inc. 5 sts (5 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row. 49 (53, 57) sts


Change to color B, continue the increasing rows as follow:

7th row: K all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row.
8th row: P all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row. 57 (61, 67) sts
9th row: K all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row.
10th row: P all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row. 65 (69, 75) sts

Change to color A, continue the increasing rows as follow:

11th row: K all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row.
12th row: P all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row. 71 (75, 83) sts
13th row: K all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 3 sts) at the end of row.
14th row: P all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 3 sts) at the end of row. 77 (81, 89) sts
15th row: K all sts, inc. 2 sts (2 sts, 2 sts) at the end of row.
16th row: P all sts, inc.2 sts (2 sts, 2 sts) at the end of row. 81 (85, 93) sts


Change to color B and continue the increasing rows as follow:

17th row: K all sts, inc. 0 sts (2 sts, 1 sts) at the end of row.
18th row: P all sts, inc. 0 sts (2 sts, 1 sts) at the end of row. 81 (89, 95) sts
19th row: K all sts.
20th row: P all sts.
(Change to color A, work 6 rows in socks pattern, change to color B, work 4 rows in socks pattern), repeat 5, (7, 9) more times.
Change to color A, work 6 rows in socks pattern, then work with the two colors six rows of (fading color pattern), then with color B work 4 (4, 6) rows.




Neckline shaping:


With color B dec. 11 (13, 15) sts in the middle and work each side separately.
Left side neckline, dec. at the beginning of every alternate row, 3, 3, 2, 1 ((4, 3, 2, 1) (4, 3, 2, 1)). Work in socks pattern so that you have 16 (18, 20) rows from (color fading pattern).
Work right side neckline conversely.
Now you have 26 (28, 30) sts in each Shoulder side.


Left band shoulder opening:

Change to color A, work two rows in rib pattern, then make two button holes in the next row as follow:
1st row: 8 sts in rib pattern, dec. 2 sts, 10 sts rib pattern, dec. 2 sts, 4 (6, 6) sts rib pattern
2nd : 4 (6, 8) sts in rib pattern, inc. 2 sts, 10 sts in rib pattern, inc. 2 sts, 8 sts in rib pattern
Make 2 more rows in rib pattern, cast off all.

Note: you may need extra 3.5 mm needle to cast on the other band of left side, or just use the circular one, it is only few rows before joining the two sides of back.
With color A, cast on 26 (28, 30) sts, cast on work six rows in rib pattern, change to color B and start back piece, work as follows:
Purl all sts, inc. 9 (10, 10) sts. (Leave this side for now)  


Right band shoulder:

Change to color A, work 6 rows in rib pattern.
Change to color B. Work as follow:
K all sts, inc. 9 (10, 10) sts
P all sts
K all sts, inc. 11 (13, 15) sts, join the other sidepiece and k all sts.
Now the back sts number is 81 (89, 95).


Back:

Work in socks pattern with color B until the rows counts 16 (18, 20) from shoulder bands
Then work 6 rows of color fading pattern using both A and B colors.
(With color A work six rows, with color B work 4 rows) repeat 5 (7, 9) more times.
With color A work 6 rows, change to color B and start the decreasing rows opposite the Front as follow:
1st row: K all sts.
2nd row: P all sts. 81 (89, 95) sts
3rd row: K all sts, inc. 0 sts (2 sts, 1 sts) at the end of row.
4th row: P all sts, inc. 0 sts (2 sts, 1 sts) at the end of row. 81 (85, 93) sts
5th row: K all sts, inc. 2 sts (2 sts, 2 sts) at the end of row.
6th row: P all sts, inc. 2 sts (2 sts, 2 sts) at the end of row. 77 (81, 89) sts


Change to color B, continue the increasing rows as follow:

7th row: K all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 3 sts) at the end of row.
8th row: P all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 3 sts) at the end of row. 71 (75, 83) sts
9th row: K all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row.
10th row: P all sts, inc. 3 sts (3 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row. 65 (69, 75) sts


Change to color A, continue the increasing rows as follow:

11th row: K all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row.
12th row: P all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 4 sts) at the end of row. 57 (61, 67) sts
13th row: K all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row.
14th row: P all sts, inc. 4 sts (4 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row. 49 (53, 57) sts
15th row: K all sts, inc. 5 sts (5 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row.
16th row: P all sts, inc.5 sts (5 sts, 5 sts) at the end of row. 39 (43, 47) sts


Change to color B and continue the increasing rows as follow:

17th row: K all sts, inc. 5 sts (5 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row.
18th row: P all sts, inc. 5 sts (5 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row. 29 (33, 35) sts
19th row: K all sts, inc. 5 st (6 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row.
20th row: P all sts, inc. 5 st (6 sts, 6 sts) at the end of row. 19 (21, 23) sts
Knit one more row, cast of all sts


Sleeve (make 2)



With color A, cast on 42 (48, 52) sts, work six rows in rib pattern.
Change to color B, work one row purl (optional), and then work eyelid pattern
1st row: slip first st, (yo, K2tog) repeat between brackets to the last st, K.
2nd row: slip first st, P to the end.
Repeat the two rows more times (optional: one more to size 2 years)
(Change to color A, work four rows in socks, inc. one st at each end of first row, change to color B, work six rows in socks pattern). Repeat 7 (8, 9) times more.
Change to color A, work four rows, inc. one st at each end of first row. 58 (66, 72)
Cast off all sts.



 Finishing:






Neckband:

Starting From back necklines on to front, with 3.5 mm needle, and color A yarn, Pick up 93 (95, 97) sts evenly.
Work as follow:
1st row: (wrong side) K to end of row
2nd row: rib pattern starting with P st.
3rd row: rib pattern starting with P st.
4th row: rib pattern starting with K st to last 5 sts, dec. two sts (for the button hole), continue in rib pattern to end.
5th row: rib pattern starting with P, inc 2 sts, continue in rib pattern to end.
6th row: rib pattern starting with K st.
Cast of all sts.
Put left front shoulder band over back left shoulder band. Mark the middle st of the upper end of sleeves.
Sew left sleeve in place reaching 20 rows (26 rows, 32 rows) under fading color pattern on back and front. Sew right sleeve the same way.
Sew sleeve seems, side seams of front and back together.



Lower band of sweater:

 Using circular needle, and color B yarn, starting from one side seam, pick up 162 (178, 190) from lower edge of sweater, work Eyelid pattern in rounds as follow:
1st row: (yo, k2tog), repeat to end of round. (Mark beginning of rounds)
2nd row: k to end.

Repeat these two rows two times more, change to color B, purl one round (optional), work 6 rows in rib pattern, cast of all sts, weave in ends, sew buttons in place on back left shoulder band. Enjoy the sweater look on your child.