Monday, July 17, 2017

Shell Play Coaster

 
Love coasters, they are easy to make, handy to use, and you can make one from leftovers yarn whenever you feel stressed due to problems in bigger crochet project.

Materials

  •     Yarn; I used cotton yarn leftovers, green and honey colors. You can choose any combination of colors you prefer.
  •    Hook size h/8 (5 mm).
  •    Tapestry needle.


The coaster is about 5.75” (15 cm)

The instructions are written in US terms

Easy level

crochet terms used in the design

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single stitch

Dc: double stitch

Ch-3 picot: chain 3, slip stitch to first chain


Making the coaster

With green, make a magic ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), 19 dc, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3. (20 sts)

Round 2: sl st to next st, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch2 space), dc in the same st, *skip st, (dc, ch 2 dc, this is called a crochet shell) in the next st, repeat to end, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 5.

Round 3: sl sts to first ch2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 2, 2 dc, in the same ch2 space,*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, in the next ch2 space (another crochet shell), repeat from * to end of round, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3.

Round 4: sl sts to first ch2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 6 dc in the same ch2 space, *7 dc in next ch2 space, repeat from * to end, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3, cut yarn.

bind on honey color yarn to first dc of any 7dc cluster.

Round 5: ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in the next 2 sts, make ch-3 picot, sc in the next 3 sts, sc between the 2 shells of the previous round, * sc in each 7 dc shell, sc between the 2 shells of the previous round, repeat from * to end, sl st to first ch of the round, cut yarn.
The inside honey color circle: make a knot with honey color yarn, place it under the coaster, *ch 2 through the upper part of dcs in the first round, below the shell of 2nd round, ch 1 through space between 2 shells in the second round, ch 1 back to first round, repeat to end of round. Cut yarn, weave in loose ends of threads.





Enjoy and have a nice time loving, admiring your work as I do, don’t hesitate to give me notes please.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lily Coaster



 
Materials
·       Yarn; I used Alize “diva silk effect”, 100% Microfiber Acrylic (100g), one skein of red, pearl white, blue and dark blue. You can choose any combination of colors you prefer.
·       Hook size 3 m.
·       Tapestry needle.
·       Stitch marker.

The coaster is about 6” (15.25 cm)
The instructions are written in US terms
Intermediate level

Making the coaster

With pearl white, make a magic ring.

Round 1: ch 1 (counts as sc), 13 sc, sl st to first ch. (14 sts)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in the first st, 2 dc in the each st, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3. (28 sts)
Cut pearl white yarn, bind on red yarn to any st.

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the first st, dc, *2 dc, dc, repeat from * to end of round, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3. (42 sts)

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the next 2 sts, *ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * to end, ch 2, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3.

Cut red yarn, bind on pearl white yarn to any ch 2 space.

Round 5: (ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in the same ch 2 space, ch 2, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * to end, sl st to first ch of the round.

Round 6: sl st to ch 2 space, (ch 2, hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the ch 2 space, ch 2, *skip next ch 2 space, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * to end, sl st to second ch of first ch 2.

Round 7: sl st to ch 2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch 2 space, ch 2, *skip next ch 2 space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * to end, sl st to third ch of first ch 3.

Cut pearl white yarn, bind on blue yarn.

Round 8: sl st to ch 2 space, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in the ch 2 space, ch 2, *skip next ch 2 space, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * to end, sl st to third ch of first ch 3.

Round 9: sl st to ch 2 space, (ch 3, 4 dc, ch 2, 5 dc) in the ch 2 space, ch 2, *skip next ch 2 space, (5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc) in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * to end, sl st to third ch of first ch 3.

Cut blue yarn, bind on dark blue yarn.

Round 10: sl st to ch 2 space, (ch 3, 10 dc) in the ch 2 space, ch 2, *skip next ch 2 space, (11 dc) in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * to end, sl st to third ch of first ch 3.

Cut yarn, weave in loose ends of yarns.

Round 11: Bind on red yarn to first st of any 11 st groups, back loop only (all work in this round is through back loops of sts only), ch 1, sc in the same st, and the rest 10 sts, *placing yarn behind the coaster, ch 1 taking the 2 ch space of last round within, ch 2, ch 1 taking the ch 2 space of round 9 within, ch 1, ch 1 taking the ch 2 space of round 8 within, ch 1, taking the ch 2 space of round 7 within, ch 1, taking the ch 2 space of round 6 within, ch 1, taking the ch 2 space of round 5 within, ch 1 through the second st of 3 sts group of red in round 4, ch 1 through third st of the same red sts group, ch 1 taking the ch 2 space of round 5 within, ch 1, ch 1 taking the ch 2 space of round 6 within, ch 1, ch 1 taking the ch 2 space of round 7 within, ch 1, ch 1 taking the ch 2 space of round 8 within, ch 1, ch 1 taking the ch 2 space of round 9 within, ch 2*, (sc in next 11 sts through back loop only, repeat between **) work to the end, sl st to first ch 1 of the round.

Cut red yarn, weave in loose end.  



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Easy Beauty Dress



Easy beauty dress




Materials
Yoke:
  • Yarn; Florence 100% cotton 50 g/ 125 meter, one skein of colors; red, green and white. For the edging, Alize “diva silk effect” color 450 (1 skein) 100% Microfiber Acrylic (100g-3.52 Oz/350 mt-383yds).
  • Hook size 3.5 mm, and size 3 mm.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • 50 cm x 100 cm of red poplin cloth.
  • Sewing threads of matching colors.

Size: 4 to 5 years
Yoke:
Chest: 68 cm (27”)
Length: 35 cm (13”)
Dress length: 70 cm (27.5”)
(All dimensions are approx.)

yoke 


The hexagon unit:

Make 12 of each color
Round 1: any cotton yarn, and 3.5 mm hook, start a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 11, Sl st into the 3rd ch of the first 3 chs.
(12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the same st, 2 dc into each st, sl st into the 3rd ch of the first 3 chs. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc into the same st, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*, repeat between ** till last 3 sts, ch 2, 2 dc in next st, dc in the last 2 sts, sl st into the 3rd ch of the first 3 chs, cut yarn, weave in thread.
Sew the granny squares together using red yarn (or the color you prefer that matches the cloth) as shown in the picture.



Edging:
With diva baby yarn, 3 mm hook, and Beginning at the 2 ch space of any two attached hexagons, with white yarn, bind thread on, (ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc) in the same 2 ch space, skip next st, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in the next st, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in 2 ch space that is not attached to other hexagon, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next st, repeat 2 more times, **(sc, ch 3, sc) in the next 2 ch space, repeat from ** one more time.
Work this edging pattern along two arm lines, neckline, and bottom yoke perimeter.



Sewing the skirt
Fold the cloth length wise to form a 50 x 50 two plies square, sew along back edges, make 3 pleads at the center front matching the pattern of the center front yoke, attach yoke to skirt using enough pins, sew.
Sew the skirt hem.  
Notes:
  • Because I used cotton threads, I didn’t need to block the yoke.
  • After I finished the dress, I noticed that the skirt should be wider, you can do that by making back pleads also, and in that case the dimensions of the cloth will be 50 cm x 130 cm.
  • Each pleat is 10 cm width.

Enjoy making it, and enjoy watching a lovely child wearing it.
Could you please share with me your opinion, your version of the dress, and any notes or corrections?
Thank you
Wiam