Thursday 30 July 2015

CROCHET: The Carousel, a requested pattern

4mm hook
Merino with its springy texture works best with this motif

A one finger wrap of 4 wraps,

ROUND1: Continue in same colour, ch3, counts as first tr [dtr)

3dc, [tr), 

1tr, [dtr] ch5, 

1tr, [dtr]3dc, [tr], 1tr, [dtr] ch5, 1tr, [dtr] 3dc,[tr] 1tr, [dtr] ch5, 

sl st, to complete

make 6 mini triangles in different colours joining at the points to make a hexagon.

NOTE: If you join as you go into the ch5 loops only they will move around, i would do the join into the 3rd ch st, of the ch5 loop, 
then the loops won't slip and cause distortion.

ROUND 1:attach yarn in any triangle corner, ch2 counts as first dc,[tr] 1dc [tr] into same ch sp, 1dc [tr]in next 5 sts, 2dc [tr] ch2, 2dc [2tr] in next ch2 sp, repeat for each side, sl st, to complete. (9dc each side)

ROUND 2: Continue in same colour, ch2 counts as first dc, [tr] dc [tr] in next 8sts, 1dc, [1tr] ch2, 1dc [1tr] in next ch2 sp, (corner),

dc [tr] in next 9sts, 1dc, [tr] ch2, 1dc [1tr] in ch2 sp (corner)

repeat for all sides and finish in the last corner, sl st to complete. 
(11dc each side)
Join as you go with all the hexagons to make a blanket.

A magic circle
Round 1: ch2, 2dc, (2tr), into the circle, ch2, sl st into the circle, repeat 3 more times to make 4 petals, pull magic circle tight and tie or stitch the flower to the centre of the carousel

The Carousel in Merino measures approx. 
5.25"(13.5cm) from side to side
5.75" (14.5cm) from point to point

Weighs 9-13g depending on which Merino you are using 
Wendy this yarn works up beautifully in crochet great subtle colours and lovely and soft
Wendy Supreme Cotton Silk with a Merino joining yarn

Join together with Join as You Go or sew together in the same way you would join any hexagon

Sunday 26 July 2015

CROCHET: 12 colours of Amelia

12 Shades that I have, but I might add more...or I might repeat the 12

Saturday 25 July 2015

CROCHET: Amelia's story

Amelia can be made in just 4 colours and joined together or you could make everyone of the flowers in a different colour and
 keep the background the same lots of options to get creative with 

Friday 24 July 2015

Amelia Box..complete pattern

Amelia Box Pattern
UK Terms in red
YARN: Cotton DK 
4mm hook

First colour, 1finger wrap of 4 wraps or ch4, sl st, into a circle.

Round 1: cont. in first colour, ch2 counts as first dc, [tr], 1dc [1tr] ch1, 2dc [2tr] ch3,

 repeat 3 more times, sl st, to complete round. (16dc [16tr])

Round 2: new colour, Start in a corner sp, ch7, 2tr [2dtr] ch7, sl st, into the same corner space, miss a st, sc [dc] into the next 3sts, miss a st, sl st, into the next corner sp, repeat 3 more times. sl st to complete round.

Round 3: attach new colour in the middle sc st, of the row below,
ch3, 5tr [5dtr] into the first ch loop, ch3
sc [dc] between the 2tr [2dtr] 3ch, 5tr [5dtr] into the second ch loop, ch3,
 sc [dc] into middle sc, [dc] repeat 3 more times, sl st, to complete round.

stop here and join as you go for a simple all over effect, adding the fill-in motif

a one finger wrap of 4 wraps
Round 1: ch2 counts as for dc, 5dc into circle, ch3 sl st into the side of one of the joins ch3, 6dc into circle, miss the next dip, repeat for all sides.
or it could be made into a square or an octagon

Round 4: attach yarn in the top of the second st, with a sc [dc] on the first half of a double petal

ch8, sc in the second st, of the second half of a double petal, ch8 repeat 3 more times on each petal, sl st into first st, to complete round. 

Round 5: continue with the same colour, 5sc [5dc] ch3, 5sc [5dc] into the first 8ch loop, [corner], 9sc [9dc] into next ch8 loop, [side] repeat corner and side 
3 more times, sl st into first st, to complete. (19sc each side)

NOTE: The 1st and the 19th sc in Round 6 should be empty sts

Round 6: Continue with same colour, you should be 4 sts from the corner, ch3 counts as first dc [tr] and ch1 sp, miss a st, dc, ch1 miss a st, dc, ch3 dc into corner sp, repeat the dc [tr], ch1, miss a st to the end, with 1dc [1tr], ch3, 1dc [1tr], in each corner sp, sl st, into st to complete. [11spokes on each side]

Round 7: continue in same colour, sc [dc] in every ch1 sp and the top of 
every dc [tr], with 1sc [1dc], ch3, 1sc [1dc], in every corner sp, sl st to complete.

(23sc [23dc] each side)

I don't often suggest that granny squares are stitches together but in this case i think sewing them together could be a idea but use join as you go if you prefer


Belinda Flower new pattern

Amelia Flower below
 Yesterday I played with an old Christmas Decoration I designed in 2013....
and came up with a new design I'm calling
 I played with colour and joining 4 together 

 I added a fill-in motif for the large hole that was created when 4 Amelia's were joined together

 I have been modifying two of the original Christmas Decorations...
the four point and the 6point the new 'Amelia Flower' came from the 4 point

6Point Christmas Decoration has become the
'Belinda Flower'

 The first option would be great as an individual flower with 6 separate petals, but a little crowded and not easy to join together.
 Flower mark 1.

Amelia and Belinda mark 1 below similar size
 Belinda mark 1 would be great as a layered flower...

layered with the Amelia Flower

  A less full version, worked better when joined together

side by side the Belinda mark1 and Belinda final design
 The only difference from the original Christmas decoration is in the 4th round, but they look very different

UK Terms in red
YARN: 4 Colours Cotton supreme
4mm Hook

One finger wrap of 6 wraps.
ROUND 1: cont. in first colour, 12sc [12dc] into the circle wrap, sl st to complete round.

ROUND 2: change colour,2sc [2dc] into every st, sl st to complete round.

ROUND 3: change colour, Start in any st, ch5, 1tr, [1dtr] ch5, into the same st, sc, [dc] into the next 3 sts,
 sl st into the next st and repeat, repeat 4 more times, sl st to finish round.

ROUND 4: change colour, attach yarn into the right hand side ch5 loop, 
2sc [2dc], 2dc [2tr], ch3, 2dc [2tr], all into the righthand side loop, 

 ch5,(point), 2dc, [2tr], ch3, 2dc, [2tr], 2sc [2dc] into the second side ch5 loop, 
 continue straight into the ch5 loop of next petal

repeat for the next 5 'petals', sl st to complete round.

Join as you go using one of the side ch3 loops and the top point ch5 loop, 
on each side and the top ch5 point
the next join as you go will be set into the dip of the first 2 motifs
There is also a mix of the 2 together but to come at a later date