Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Striped Raspberry Knitted Cushion Cover



I try to stay away from knitting in the summer, due to the extreme hot weather where I live (over 45 C). But now that it is officially autumn, I started knitting again, and came up with this very simple and vintage looking cushion cover.  



Materials


  • Yarn: Alize/ Superlana, Klasik. Wool 25% acrylic 75%, 3.5 oz. / 100 gram, 306 yd. / 280 mt.

Colors numbers: first cushion: 2 skeins of each: dark cream 01, maroon 57. Second cushion: 2 skeins of each: white 55, violet 111.
  • Knitting needles: 4 mm, US size 6.
  • 3 buttons, 1”/ 2.5 cm diameter, dark cream color for first cushion. violet color for second cushion.
  • Tapestry needle.




Cushion measurements:

Length: 15”/ 40 cm
Width: 15”/ 40 cm




Level: intermediate


Knitting Techniques for the Raspberry Stitch Pattern

K1: knit one stitch
P1: purl one stitch
P3Tog: purl three stitches together
(K1, P1, K1)  into 1 st is shown in tutorial video link Here.


KNITTING PATTERN for the Raspberry Stitch Pattern

number of stitches: Multiple of 4.
Row 1: * (K1, P1, K1) into 1 St, P3Tog *repeat to end.
Row 2: Purl All Stitches.
Row 3: * P3Tog, (K1, P1, K1) into 1 St * repeat to end. 
Row 4: Purl All Stitches.



Making first cover (cream and maroon)

With dark cream color yarn, Cast on 84 st, work 18 rows stocking pattern to make the under band:
Row 1: k 1, p 1, to end.
Row 2: p 1, k 1, to end.

*with dark cream color yarn, Work raspberry pattern 20 rows (5 times), Change to maroon color, Work raspberry pattern 20 rows (5 times).
Repeat from * 3 more times.
With marron color make the second band:
Work 8 rows stocking pattern, then work the next 2 rows to make button holes:

Row 1: 10 st in stocking pattern matching previous row, cast off 3 sts, *27 st in stocking pattern, cast off 3 sts, repeat from * one more time, 11 st in stocking pattern.

Row 2:  11 st in stocking pattern matching previous row, cast on 3 sts, *27 st in stocking pattern, cast on 3 sts, repeat from * one more time, 10 st in stocking pattern.
Work 6 more rows in stocking pattern, cast off.




Finishing the cushion cover

Weave in loose ends, fold the rectangle piece as shown in drawing, sew both sides, and sew buttons in place.

Work the second cushion cover following the instructions starting with the violet color, and changing to white.  


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Striped Crochet Cushion Cover




Hello friends, I love small projects, especially when they come to life out of yarn scrapes. In this post I will show you how to make one just like mine. 

Materials
  • Yarn: Nako/ Super Inci Hit. Wool 25% premium acrylic 75%, 3.5 oz./100 gram, 197 yd./ 180 mt.
  • Colors numbers: 2 skeins of navy blue 3088, one skein of each: white 208, honey 256, grey 193, maroon 999, and dark jeans blue 2273.
  • Hook: 5 mm, US size H.
  • Six buttons, 0.75”/ 2 cm diameter, colors matching yarn, mine were two honey white, two grey and two maroon.
  • Tapestry needle.

Cushion measurements:

Length: 19.5”/ 50 cm
Width: 16.5”/ 42 cm



The instructions are written in US terms

Level: Easy

Crochet terms:

ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single stitch
dc: double stitch

The instructions

Note: color sequence is your own choice. First, change color after row 3, then after every two more rows.
Note: always skip the 2 dc, and make 2 dc in ch 1 or ch 2 space.

Front:

Piece 1 (make two)

Follow pattern 1

Row 1: Chain 4, sl st to first ch.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc 2, ch 1, dc 2, turn.                       
                                
Row 3: Ch 3, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 2 in next ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3  of previous row, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 2 in next ch 1 space, ch 2, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) twice, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 6: Ch 4, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 3 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 3 times, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 4 of previous row , turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 5 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 2 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 3 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 5 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 10: Ch 4, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 6 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 3 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 4 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 6 times, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 4 of previous row, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 8 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 4 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 5 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 8 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 14: Ch 4, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 9 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 5 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 6 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 9 times, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 4 of previous row, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 11 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 6 times, ch 1, dc in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 7 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 11 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 18: Ch 4, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 12 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 7 times, ch 1, dc 2, in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 8 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 12 times, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 14 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 8 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 21: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 9 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 14 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 22: Ch 4, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 15 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 9 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 23: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 10 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 15 times, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 4 of previous row, turn.

Row 24: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 17 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 11 times, turn.

Row 25: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 11 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 17 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 26: Ch 4, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 18 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 11 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 27: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 12 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 18 times, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 1, dc 1) in ch 3 of previous row, turn. Weave in loose ends.

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Piece 2 (make two)

Follow pattern 2

Row 1: Chain 4, sl st to first ch.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc 2, ch 2, dc 2, turn.                                  
                     
Row 3: Ch 3, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc in second ch of first ch 2, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) twice, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 3 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) twice, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 3 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 3 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 3 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 3 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 4 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 4 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 5 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 4 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 5 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 5 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 6 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 5 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 6 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 6 times, ch 1, dc 2, in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 7 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 6 times, ch 1, dc in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 7 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 7 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 8 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 7 times, ch 1, dc 2, in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 8 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc 2 in ch 1 space) 8 times, ch 1, dc 2 in ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 20: sl st to first ch 1 space, ch 1, sc 2 in next ch 1 space, ch 1, hdc 2 in next ch 1 space, ch 1 (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 6 times, dc 2 in ch 2 space, turn.

Row 21: Ch 3, (dc 2 in ch 1 space, ch 1) 3 times, ch 1, hdc 2 in next ch 1 space, ch 1, sc 2 in next ch 1 space, turn.

Row 22: sl st to second ch 1 space of previous row, ch 1, sc 2 in next ch 1 space, ch 1, hdc 2 in next ch 1 space, ch 1 dc 2 in ch 1 space of previous row, cut yarn.

The patterns are drawn also, if you crochet following drawn pattern.  Sew the pieces together as shown in drawing.

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Making button bands


Bind on dark blue navy yarn to the beginning of one of the short sides of the front (width), ch 2, dc 67, and picking up the stitches tidily, through the side.   
Crochet two more rows, cut yarn.


Back:

Using navy blue.
1st row: Ch 70, dc in the third ch, dc in each ch to end of row, turn. (68 st)
2nd- 44th row: Ch 2 (count as dc), dc in each dc to end of row, turn.
Making buttonholes: 
45th row: ch 2, dc 10, *skip 1 st, ch 1, dc 8, repeat from * 4 more times, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc 11, turn.
46th row: ch 2, dc 10, *dc in ch 1 space, dc 8, repeat 4 more times, dc in ch 1 space, dc 11, cut yarn.



Finishing the cushion

weave in loose ends
Flip the button band in front to inside and sew the short ends on sides. Sew the three sides of the back and front of cushion together from inside, sew buttons on button band.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Magic Baby Bib



Well friends, it seems that I’ve been guided to crochet more pieces, for I still have Alize cotton baby yarn. So to complete the baby set, I decided to make a nice handy bib with the same magic square pattern .

Material:

 Yarn: Alize cotton baby soft, 50% cotton, 50% acrylic, 100 g. / 270 mt. (3.53 0z. /295 yds), one skein of color light yellow 643, one skein of color winter sky 514, or you can make the hat with the same yarn left from the blanket. And I also used two strands of the yarn.

Hook: 5 mm, US. H/8

1 button 0.5 “, 1.25 cm diameter

Tapestry needle

Level: easy

Bib measurements

Width: 8 “/ 20.5 cm
Height with neck band: 10 “/ 25.5 cm
Term of stitches used in the design (American)
ch: chain
sc: single stitch
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
2dctog: 2 double crochet together
3dctog: 3 double crochet together

Making the Bib:

With light yellow yarn, make a magic ring, or you can chain six and sl st to the first ch.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc, ch 1, repeat 8 more times from *, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 3.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc in the ch1 space, ch 1, dc in previous round dc, ch 1, repeat from * 8 more times, dc in ch1 space, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 3.

Round 3: ch 2 (counts as dc), (*dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, repeat from * 3 more times, skip ch 1 space, ch 2, dc in dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, **dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, repeat from ** 3 more times, skip ch 1 space, ch 2, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.


Round 4: ch 2 (counts as dc), (skip 1 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 7 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, skip 1 d, ch 2, dc in the next 7 dc, 3 dc in ch 2 space, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch2.

Round 5: ch 2 (counts as dc), (3 dc in ch 2 space, dc in dc skip 1 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 8 dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, 3 dc in ch 2 space, dc in dc, skip 1 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 7 dc, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 6: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in dc, (2 dc in dc twice, dc in dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in dc, skip 1 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 7 dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, 2 dc in dc twice, dc in dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in dc, skip 1 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 5 dc  sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 7: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in dc twice, (2 dc in dc twice, dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in dc, skip 1 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 6 dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, 2 dc in dc twice, dc in the next 3 dc, cut yarn and weave in loose end.

Bind on the winter sky yarn at the first stitch of previous round.

Round 8: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in the next 3 dc, (2 dc in dc twice, dc in the next 9 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in dc, skip 1 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 5 dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in dc, 2 dc in dc twice, 3dctog, don’t cut yarn.




Making the neck band

Ch 52, dc in third ch (the skipped 2 ch count as dc), from here you will be working in each of the 49 remaining chains, 2 dc, skip 1 ch, ch 1 (first button hole), 3 dc, skip 1 ch, ch 2 (second button hole), 3 dc, 2dctog eight times, 6 dc, 2dctog nine times, sl st to last dc of round 7. Cut yarn.

Bind on the winter sky yarn at the first stitch of previous round.

 Round 9: ch 1, sc in the same st, (skip 1 dc, ch 3, sc) repeat through outer edges of the bib till the last dc and before the 3dctog st, ending with sc, skip 3 st, ch 1, sc (you are now crocheting in neck band), and repeat (skip 1 dc, ch 3, sc) along the outer edge of the neck band, till the last 8 st, and you end with sc: skip 2 st, ch 1, sc, skip 1 st, ch 3, sc, skip 1 st, ch 3, sc, skip the last st, ch 3, sc in the first 2 ch of the neck band chains, ch 3, sc in the same ch 2 space cut yarn, weave in ends, sew button in the second dc of round 8.



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Magic Baby Hat





Now that I’ve finished the blanket, some yarn of both colors are still in one of my yarn baskets, so why not try to make a hat this time?.



Materials:

Yarn: Alize cotton baby soft, 50% cotton, 50% acrylic, 100 g. / 270 mt. (3.53 0z. /295 yds), one skein of color light yellow 643, one skein of color winter sky 514, or you can make the hat with the same yarn left from the blanket. And I also used two strands of the yarn.

Hook: 5 mm, US. H/8

Tapestry needle

Level: easy

Hat measurements
size 6 to 12 months
head measurement:  17 "/ 43.5 cm
height: 5.5 "/ 14 cm


Term of stitches used in the design (American)
ch: chain
sc: single stitch
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch

Making the hat

With light yellow yarn, make a magic ring, or you can chain six and sl st to the first ch.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc, ch 1, repeat 8 more times from *, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 3.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc in the ch1 space, ch 1, dc in previous round dc, ch 1, repeat from* 8 more times, dc in ch1 space, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 3.

Round 3: ch 2 (counts as dc), (2 dc in the ch 1 space, dc in dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc, repeat from * 3 more times), repeat between brackets 2 more times, 2 dc in the ch1 space, dc in dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 4: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc in each 3 dc, 2 dc in the ch 2 space, dc in dc, *ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * 2 more times), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in each 3 dc, 2 dc in the ch 2 space, dc in dc, *ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * 1 more time, ch 3, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Note: you probably noticed that these four rounds are the same as the magic granny square.


Round 5: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc in each next 6 dc, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, dc in dc, *ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * 1 more time), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in each next 6 dc, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, dc in dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 6: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc in the next 3 dc, skip 2 dc, ch 2, 5 dc in the next 5 dc, 3 dc in ch 3 space, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in the next dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in the next 3 dc, skip 2 dc, ch 2, 5 dc in the next 5 dc, 3 dc in ch 3 space, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 7: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc in the next 3 dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc, skip 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 6 dc, 3 dc in ch 3 space, dc in next dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in the next 3 dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc, skip 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 6 dc, 3 dc in ch 3 space, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 8: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in the next 3 dc, *(skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc) twice, skip 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 10 dc, repeat from * 2 more times, (skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc) twice, skip 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 6 dc, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 9: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in the next 3 dc, *(skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc) three times, skip 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 7 dc, repeat from * 2 more times, (skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc) three times, skip 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 3 dc, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 10: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in the next 3 dc, *(skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc) four times, skip 2 dc, ch 2, dc in the next 4 dc, repeat from * 2 more times, (skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in the next dc) four times, skip 2 dc, ch 2, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Cut yarn, weave in loose end, and bind on the winter sky yarn at the first stitch of previous round.

Round 11: ch 1, sc in the same stitch, 2 sc in each 2 ch space and sc in each dc to the end of round, sl st to first ch 1.

Round 12: ch 1, sc in the same stitch, (ch 3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in the next), repeat to last st, skip it, ch 3, sl st to first ch 1, cut yarn and weave in loose ends.


Wait for the next post of the Bib...

Friday, September 1, 2017

Magic Granny Square





From time to time, I sit down between large projects experimenting new small crochet pieces, such as coasters and granny squares. Sometimes nothing interesting comes out.
But I think this time it really turned out well. A magic granny square that turned from circle to almost square without the usual angles made of number of chain stitches.

Materials

  •             Yarn: I used cotton yarn, worsted yarn, the choice of yarns depends  on the project you want to make.
  •      Hook size suitable for the yarn.
  •      Tapestry needle.


The instructions are written in US terms

Super easy level

Crochet terms used in the coaster design:

ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double stitch
mr: magic ring



Making the granny square

make a magic ring, or if it is hard for you, you can chain six and sl st to the first st.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc, ch 1, repeat 8 more times from *, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 3.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc and ch 1), *dc in the ch1 space, ch 1, dc in previous round dc, ch 1, repeat 8 more times, dc in ch1 space, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 3.

Round 3: ch 2 (counts as dc), (2 dc in the ch 1 space, dc in dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc, repeat from * 3 more times), repeat between brackets 2 more times, 2 dc in the ch1 space, dc in dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 4: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc in each 3 dc, 2 dc in the ch 2 space, dc in dc, *ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * 2 more times), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in each 3 dc, 2 dc in the ch 2 space, dc in dc, *ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * 1 more time, ch 3, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 5: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc in each 6 dc, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, dc in dc, *ch 4, dc in next dc, repeat from * 1 more time), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in each 6 dc, 3 dc in the ch 3 space, dc in dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.

Round 6: ch 2 (counts as dc), (dc in each 10 dc, 4 dc in the ch 4 space, dc in dc, ch 5, dc in next dc), repeat between brackets 2 more times, dc in each 10 dc, 4 dc in the ch 4 space, dc in dc, ch 5, sl st to 2nd ch of the first ch 2.
Cut yarn and weave in loose ends and block.



Baby blanket
made of the magic granny square



 Since I fell in love with this magic granny square, I decided to come up with a project made of a number of it. I found this nice alize cotton baby yarn, I chose two pastel colors, for they are my favorite, and here it is.

Because the yarn I used is too thin, I used two strands of the yarn to crochet

Materials

Yarn: Alize cotton baby soft, 50% cotton, 50% acrylic, 100 g. / 270 mt. (3.53 0z. /295 yds), four skeins of color winter sky 514, two skeins of color light yellow 643.
Hook: 5 mm, US. H/8
Tapestry needle

Level: easy

Granny square dimensions: (5.5 * 5.5) “2, (14 * 14) cmapprox.

Blanket dimensions: (32 * 25) “2, (84 * 64) cmapprox.

Instructions: make 20 magic granny squares

How I joined the granny squares:

Because the square I made has round corners, I had to come up with flexible joining method, to make the blanket look nice and tidy, I should thank The Patch Work Heart for the great help and inspiration, I used the method but had to make minor changes to suit my granny square round corners.

(follow the pattern below)


First row: start making the roller coaster row from the corner of a granny square and follow the arrows I've drawn, or the full instructions in the link. But make the numbers of chain stitches I mentioned at the corners.

- Remember when you finish this row, all the granny squares will be attached and the rectangle blanket is complete.

- Only the corners attachments need care 


Second row: it is simpler, and goes only around the border of  the blanket, just follow the drawn pattern, or you can make your own design.



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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.