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June 23, 2015

Crochet drop in sessions

by izabela

Recently I decided to try and offer crochet sessions in our Craft Coop Shop in Maidenhead, you can make something really easy or a little bit more complicated, you can get help with your own project that you are stuck with. Every Wednesday morning from 10:30am to 12:30pm I am there working on my crochet projects.

The choice is for now:

Make cute crochet bow – the bow can be great addition to mittens or a hat or you can make it as hair clip or anything you like – £6 per session, materials and all the help included

>Short Fingerless Mittens With A Bow

Make a crochet flower lariat – flower itself can be sewn onto a scarf, a hat or made into a brooch, but we can make a crochet lariat that can play a role of skinny scarf in the colder days – £6 per session, all materials and help included.

>PLAYING WITH TOMATO SAUCE...

crochet flower lariat scarf

And for next week, 1st July Wednesday 2015, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, I would like to invite you all to make this useful tea light holder that can be hung in the garden when partying outside in the Summer – £10 per session, all materials and help included

crochet tea light holder

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”

March 24, 2010

REQUESTED GRANNY SQUARE TUTORIAL…

by izabela

some time ago I received request from one of my subscribers – Mary Lou, for a granny square with a big hole in the middle, so finally there is it

FLOWER IN A GRANNY SQUARE – pattern

to get best results, use DK yarn and crochet with a hook size 4 quite loosely…

begin with a sliding loop,

round 1 – ch4 (as your first tr and 1 ch), *tr in ring, ch1*  repeat from * to * 14 more times, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of ch4, fasten off

round 2 – join new color in any ch1 space, ch3, dc 3 together, ch3, *dc 4 together, ch3*, repeat from * to * 14 more times, join with sl st to the top ch of beginning ch3, fasten off

round 3 – join another color in any ch3 space, ch3, 3 dc, ch3, 4 dc in the same space as last one, *ch1, sc in the next ch3 space, ch3, sc in the next ch3 space, ch3, sc in the next ch3 space, ch1*, **4 dc in the next ch3 space, ch3, 4 dc in the same space, repeat from * to * once**, repeat from ** to ** two more times, join the round with a sl st, fasten off

round 4 – join another color in one of the ch3 spaces between two sets of 4 dc in one of the corners, ch3, 3 dc, ch3, 4 dc in the same space, *ch1, 4 dc in next ch3 space (skip ch1 space), ch1, 4 dc in next ch3 space, ch1 (skip ch1 space)*, **4 dc in next ch3 space, ch3, 4 dc in the same space, repeat from * to * once**, repeat from ** to ** two more times, join the round with a sl st, fasten off

round 5 – join the second color you used in the ch3 space between two sets of 4 dc (in the corner), ch3, 3 dc, ch3,** 4 dc in the same ch3 space, *4 dc in the next space* repeat from * to * three more times**, repeat from ** to ** three more times, but in last repeat make 4 dc in each space, only three times, join the round to the top ch of ch3 with a sl st, fasten off

weave in all loose end,
now you should have your lovely 6 inches granny square 🙂

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that is it, soon I am going to try drawing diagrams for all patterns to make it easier to understand, as probably sometimes my writing might get a bit chaotic (please always let me know)

if you like other squares, I made them as they went but I can easily write patterns down, just let me know if you want them earlier, because it normally takes me some time to start…

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
🙂

September 16, 2008

>FALL AND FLOWERS…

by izabela

>I do not have too much time recently – CHILDREN!, but I just came up with this beautiful crochet flower idea and have been making a few…

later I am going to add some leaves and embellishments to it and make them as brooches to take with me to the fair… as well I am really trying to write down the pattern but I never did it before so I am a bit afraid

nie mam ostatnio zbyt wiele czasu – DZIECI!, ale wlasnie wpadl mi do glowy pomysl na taki sliczny szydelkowy kwiatek i troche dziergalam…

pozniej mam zamiar jakos je przyozdobic liscmi i aplikacjami i zrobic z nich broszki i zabrac na kiermasz… probuje tez spisac na nie wzor ale nigdy tego nie robilam i troche mnie to przeraza

and I decided that I want to make a crochet skirt, a long skirt… something like a couple of years ago were seen on the catwalks and were quite popular… I never made any but I think they are still nice… of course I do not like to follow ready patterns too much (only a bit ;] ) so if you want to know where this pattern is from – watch this space…

i wymyslilam sobie, ze zrobie szydelkowa spodnice, dluga spodnice… cos jak kilka lat temu mozna bylo widziec na wybiegach i byly dosc popularne… jeszcze nigdy takiej nie robilam ale mysle ze nadal sa ladne… wiec jako ze za bardzo nie lubie szydelkowac z gotowego wzoru bede robic po swojemu, i jesli ktos jest zainteresowany jak powstaje na nia wzor to znajdzie wszystko tu…

first of all I love vintage… I love vintage doilies, old lace patterns so I found the very nice table cloth pattern and decided to make my skirt from it…

this is where I am now:

po pierwsze uwielbiam starocie… kocham sie w starych serwetkach, starych wzorach koronkowych wiec znalazlam sobie sliczny wzor na obrus i zadecydowalam ze z niego powstanie moja spodnica…

oto gdzie jestem w tym momencie:

August 29, 2008

>HOW TO… MAKE A FOUNDATION CHAIN

by izabela

>I am gonna give you a little tutorial on how to crochet series… ;]

you normally start your crochet item from a foundation (or starting chain) but sometimes you wish your edge was more flexible or was easier to fit, for very basic instructions about crocheting go to About Crochet website (crochet.about.com), I learned a lot from this site…

there is other way to start… making foundation chain from single crochet or half double crochet or double crochet or even treble crochet…

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FOUNDATION CHAIN FROM A DOUBLE CROCHET

first make a slip knot on the hook

chain two

find the third (last) loop from the hook

insert the hook into the last loop from the hook (as shown on the picture)
and work double crochet
when you made your first double crochet find the bottom loop on it
insert the hook into the bottom loop
and work double crochet chain as long as you need it
;]
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