Archive for ‘free patterns’

April 4, 2013

my old Easter Pattern for egg cozies

by izabela

This is my old pattern back from 2010, that I wanted to have in the same place as my other patterns…

please feel free to use it, make things and sell if you wish…

“designing Easter 2010… granny square egg cozy…

I had this idea for quite a time in my head… a cozy warmer for an egg at Easter time…

why? you ask, I do decorating eggs for Easter, since I remember, once they were two colored, just dyed in onion and then etched with something sharp, which always was my favorite and most popular way to do it… or sometimes painted and colored with food coloring… but always have them for Easter… for me it is a national tradition and you can read more about it here

Granny Square Egg Cozy

I used embroidery thread Pearl Cotton by Anchor, size Perle 8, but it actually can be any fine embroidery floss;

crochet hook 2.0 bigger or smaller to obtain a right gauge

gauge 1 inch by inch – 2,5 pattern repeat **, 4 rows

 special abbreviations: ch – chain, ss – slip stitch, dc – double crochet (treble crochet – UK), sp – space, yo – yarn over;

cluster – (double crochet three together) work 3 dc, all into ch2 space, but omit the last step each time, when you have 4 loops on the hook, yo the hook and then pull through all 4 loops

 starting cluster – ch2 (as first dc), dc2 but leaving the last loop on the hook (like above), yo, pull the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook

pattern:

ch12 + 2 (as starting dc) [or any multiply of 3 + 2]

1st round make starting cluster in 3rd ch from the hook, ch2, cluster in the same ch as last one, *skip 2ch, cluster in next ch, ch2, cluster in the same ch*, repeat ** 3 more times, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch

2nd round ch2, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat ** 3 more times, dc in the top of starting 2ch (starting dc) from previous round

instructions:

ch4, ss to form a ring

1st round starting cluster in the ring, *ch2, cluster*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch2, ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

2nd round join the new color in any ch2sp, make starting cluster, ch2, cluster in the same sp as last one, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat ** 4 more times, , ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

3rd round join the new color in any ch2sp, make starting cluster, ch2, cluster in the same sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat ** 4 more times, ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

4th round join the new color in any ch2sp, make starting cluster, ch2, cluster in the same ch2sp, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat 10 more times, ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

5 – 7th round repeat round 4th

8th round join the new color in any ch2sp, sc in that sp, *dc3 in the top of next cluster from previous round, sc in next ch2sp*, repeat ** 11 more times, join with a ss to the first sc, fasten off

weave in all the loose ends”

January 8, 2011

hearts

by izabela

wow it has been such a long time

to be exact it was last year when i last blogged

but i am still here

creating more as the weather is crap, cold and wet

 

soon we all be thinking about some little surprises for our beloved ones

some hearts, chocolates or nice dinners

do you remember my little needle-felted bear?

i decided never to sell him because he is my little cute bear

and you know what

i think he loves me too 🙂

 

 

bear with crochet heart

i love you xxx

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and if you like to crochet

found some lovely free crochet patterns for you to try

of course there is hips of them on the web

but these are some of my favorite

 

 

crochet heart from mygurumi

pop heart by diana from mygurumi

 

crochet fridgie from crochet spot

heart fridgie by rachel from crochet spot

 

tiny crochet heart from geeky crochet

heart applique by juliette from geeky crochet

 

 

filet crochet heart

heart coaster by joyce from jahodnett

 

 

 

crochet heart from cocoa cream

american folk-art style heart motif by kiel from cocoa cream

 

 

cute heart by pepika

crochet 3d heart by pepika from amigurumi dolls and animals

 

 

crochet heart

little granny square heart by bemedina from undisthreadness

 

enjoy

xoxo

November 21, 2010

crochet star pattern

by izabela

remember my promised pattern?

for a crochet star?

maybe it is not the perfect pattern, but here it is:

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eight beam crochet star

crochet star


  1. ch 4
  2. dc 23 in 3rd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to the top stitch of starting chain to form a circle
  3. *ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next one, hdc in next, dc in last, join with a sl st to the 3rd stitch on the circle, ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, join with the sl st to the 3rd st on the circle* repeat from * to *  3 more times

crochet circle

crochet star progress

star beam in progress

progress of the crochet star

finished eight beam star

fasten off, hide in loose ends, hang it on about 6 inches long thread

i used hemp yarn for this project and the hook size 2.7, but it can be made in different yarns so be inventive and experiment as much as you like

the creation may bend and swirl a little but if you wet it and then hold it with pins on the flat surface and even better if you use some sort of stiffener (starch for example) – it will stay in the desired shape 🙂

 

please remember to give a credit if you share this pattern as that is only one thing i am asking for

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abbreviations:

written in american names, if you need to know what it means in english, look here:

american – british

sl st (slip stitch) – sc (single crochet)

sc (single crochet) – dc (double crochet)

hdc (half double crochet) – htr (half treble)

dc (double crochet) – tr (treble)

tr (triple crochet) – dtr (double treble)

dtr (double triple crochet) – trtr (treble treble)

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enjoy

xoxo

 

November 9, 2010

crochet star patterns

by izabela

i was looking today for some pretty free patterns for crochet stars

as christmas decorating time is approaching quickly

and i thought that it might be nice to have many crocheted stars to add to christmas packaging

and gift wrapping

so found many but only a few got my attention

so to make it easier for you if you like crochet and maybe would like to learn some

i am going to share my favorite ones here

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1. star earrings by wolfdreamer

crochet star earrings

2. starbust ornament by becky’s touch of crochet

crochet star ornament

3. starry night by kimberly

crocheted stars pattern

4. stars by rachel on crochet spot site

small crocheted stars

5. grannie’s star by elizabeth ham

granny star crochet pattern

6. glow in the dark star by bernat

crocheted star

7. flower in my star by thata

crocheted star with a flower

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i hope you enjoy those great links and make some lovely decorations for coming christmas

i made some from my head a very easy ones as i made them years ago from some magazine

but also wrote up my own pattern

which hopefully will be posted here soon

thanks all so much for visiting my blog

xoxo

November 11, 2009

CUTE CROCHET BOW…

by izabela

we all know how to make simple cute crochet bow, don’t we…
but I wanted something a bit prettier so I made this one… you can make it as it is easy as well but looks so much like proper bow…

embellish your Christmas tree with it, or wrapped gifts, or sew it on your accessories or just pin to your hair…

here are instructions and I hope you like it…


1. ch 4
2. sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 2 ch, turn (3)
3. ch 1, sc in each sc, turn (3)
4 – 8. rep r 3 (3)
9. ch 4, dc in last sc, turn (making loop)
10. ch 1, sc in dc, sc in next 2 ch, turn (3)
11. ch 1, 2 sc in 2nd stitch from the hook, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (increasing – 5)
12. ch 1 sc in each sc across (5)
13 – 17. repeat row 12 (5)
18. ch 1, sc in 3rd stitch from the hook, sc in next sc (skip 1 sc), sc in the last sc, turn (decreasing – 3)


19 – 28. rep from r 9 to 18,
29. rep r 9
30. rep r 10
31 – 36. rep from 3 – 8


weave in all loose ends


take one end and pull it through middle loop…
then take other end and pull it through opposite loop…
you can pull it as well through middle one, it doesn’t really matter… it is going to look nice…






embellish with buttons, beads or…
just add it to wherever you need

enjoy
🙂

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