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Afghan border
8 years ago

These instructions explain how to prepare the squares and join them to make an afghan. Please keep in mind that this is only one of many ways to prepare and join squares to complete an afghan that will become a treasured heirloom.

The border is an especially pretty one and can be used around almost any pattern. Try it around any sampler pattern (back and forth) to add a beautiful lacy edge.

Arrange individual crocheted squares. Choose a primary color and H crochet hook or whatever size was used for squares. Stitch 2 rows of sc around each square with 3 sc in each corner.  If your squares are already finished in this fashion skip this step.

Join the squares by whipstitching the inner loops together. In the corners, whipstitch both loops for extra support.

Border

Row 1:
Once all squares are joined,  single crochet with the primary color around the entire afghan. Fasten off

Row 2: For the accent color,  make one row of single crochet around with this color. Fasten off

Row 3: Changing to primary color, work 1 puff stitch, sk 1 stitch, chain 2 and repeat all the way around. A puff stitch is: YO, insert hook, draw loop through, YO, insert hook, draw loop through, YO, insert hook, draw loop through. YO and draw through all 6 loops on hook. Fasten off

Row 4: With accent color, single crochet all the way around. Fasten off

Row 5: With primary color, 1 single crochet, 3 chains, skip two stitches. This pattern is repeated all the way around. This makes chain-3 loops around the blanket.

Row 6: With primary color, slip stitch into the first chain-3 loop and chain 5. Single crochet in the same chain-3 loop, * chain 5, single crochet in next chain-3 loop. Repeat from * all the way around ending with five chains and slip stitching to the first single crochet.

Row 7: With primary color, slip stitch into the first chain-5 loop and make chain 6. Single crochet in chain-5 loop, * chain 6, slip stitch into fourth chain from hook, chain 2, single crochet into next chain-5 loop. Repeat from * all the way around ending with two chains and slip stitching to the first single crochet.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Easy Newborn Socks
8 years ago

Materials:

Baby yarn
E hook

Make 2

These are cute and small enough for a newborn. Crochet the ruffle for a girl and leave it off for a boy. They crochet up fast and stay on very well.

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 12 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch 2(12 hdc).

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each st around, join as before (24)

Rnds 3 - 10: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join.

Rnd 11: For Heel, ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in each of next 2 st, dc in each of next 2 st, 2 trc in next st, dc in each of next 2 st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in last 14 sts, join with sl st in first sc.(25 sts)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 2 sts, trc next 2 sts together, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in last 14 sts, join as before.(24)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch 2.

Rnd 14: For cuff, working this rnd in back loops, ch 2, hdc in each st around, join as before.

Rnds 15 - 17: Ch 2, hdc front post(fp) around next st. *back post(bp) around next st, fp around next st; repeat from * around and join. At end of last rnd. Fasten off.

Ruffle: With top of sock facing you, working in front loops of rnd 13, join white with sc in any st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, *sc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st; repeat from *around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

baby socksPhoto courtesy of Kim Burie and crochet Central.com

Betty M
9 years ago

My 11 year old daughter is working on her first project right now.

She is using pink Lilly brand cotton to make a wash cloth for her self. It's a simple square wash cloth not complicated at all, and since it's a small project, she shouldn't become frustrated with how long it takes to complete.

You wouldn't really even need a pattern for this, but if you would like one, this is the one we are using. Wash Cloth scroll down to find the wash cloth pattern. There are also some other nice things there you might be interested in.

ANGEL TOPPER cont
9 years ago

Wings: (Right Wing)

Row 1: Join thread with sl at to bottom of beginning ch of Rnd 8 (4th st behind right sleeve). Ch 3. Working lengthwise over dc toward waistline, work shell of one tr, ch 2, 2 tr. Ch 1. Over beginning ch of Rnd 9, work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Ch 1. Over beginning ch of Rnd 10, work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc —3 shells. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Working back toward head, in next 2 shells and next 2 sp between shells, work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc —4 shells made. In last shell, work shell of 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr. Tr in top of beginning ch —5 shells in row. Ch 4, turn.

Row 3: In first shell work shell of 3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr. In each of next 4 shells work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: In each of next 3 shells work shell of 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. In each of last 2 shells work shell of 3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr. Tr in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 5: In first shell work 10 tr, 2 dc. Sc between shells. In next 2 shells work 8 dc, with sc between shells. In last 2 shells, work 7 dc, with sc between shells. Join with sl st in top of turning ch. S1 St along edge of wing to center back. Sl st into last dc of Rnd 10 of body.

Left Wing:

Row 1: Ch 3. Working toward head over last dc of Rnd 10, work shell of dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Ch 1. Over last dc of Rnd 9, work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Ch 1. Over last dc of Rnd 8, work shell of 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr. Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: In first shell work shell of 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr. In next 2 sp and next 2 shells work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Dc in top of beginning ch —5 shells. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: In first 4 shells work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. In last shell work shell of 3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr. Tr in top of turning ch. Ch 4, turn.

Row 4: In first 2 shells work shell of 3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr. In next 3 shells work shell of 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. Dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 5: In first 2 shells work 7 dc with sc between shells. In next 2 shells work 8 dc, with sc between shells. In last shell work 2 dc, 10 tr. Sc in top of turning ch.

To finish top edge of wings, working over turning ch, *work 4 sc in sp, sc in st between sp. Repeat from * to center back. Sl st into body and repeat from * along edge of opposite wing. Join with sl st in first tr. Fasten off thread, weave in end.

HALO: Ch 22, join with sl st to form ring. Join at top of Rnd 2, center back of head. Fasten off.

Blocking: You will need fabric stiffener, cone shaped form, plastic sandwich bags or clear plastic wrap, rustproof straight pins, rubber band and ruler.

Tie arms together at wrists for prayer position.

Stuff head with one half sandwich (or plastic wrap) bag. Use one and a half bags to stuff body. Place another plastic bag over form and secure tightly to base with rubber band, to prevent angel from sticking to form.

Wet angel with fabric stiffener. Place skirt over form. Pull down and measure from base to be sure it is even all around. Spread wings. Place pin through each wing, into back of head to hold wings in position until dry Shape arms and sleeves. Place pin into front of body to hold hands in desired position. Shape halo and wings again during drying process. Bend head slightly forward for prayer position. When completely dry, remove from form. Remove plastic bags from inside. Use small brush to remove flakes of excess stiffener from inside.

9 years ago

angel topper

Note: This project is for advanced crochet skill level.

This lovely tree top angel may also be displayed year round. Try variations with gold crochet thread for wings and halo.


What you need: For each angel you will need a small amount of white Coats and Clark South Maid Crochet Cotton and number 6 steel crochet hook.

Gauge: 9 dc equal 1 inch

Rnd 1: Beginning at top of head, ch 4 (counts as dc). 8 Dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch—9 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3. Dc in same St as sl st. 2 Dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch —18 dc.

Rnds 3 through 5: Ch 3. Dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch. Note: At this point check to see that work is turned right side out. Hook should be inserted from outside, toward inside of head.

Rnd 6: (Neckline) Ch 1, * pull up lp in each of next 2 dc. Yo and pull through all 3 lps on hook. Sc in next dc. Repeat from * around —12 sts.

Rnd 7: (Body) Ch 3, dc in same St as sl st. * 2 Dc in next sc, dc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Dc in sl st of last rnd —20 dc. Join with sl St.

Rnds 8 through 11: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join with sl st in top of beginning ch —20 dc in each rnd.

Rnd 12: (Waistline) Ch 1, hdc in first dc. * Yo and pull up lp in each of next 2 dc, yo and pull through all 4 lps at once. Hdc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in ch —14 sts.

Rnd 13: (Skirt) Ch 3, sk first st, * in next hdc work shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Dc in next hdc. Repeat from * around. Join to top of beginning ch with sl st —6 shells.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, * shell in shell, dc in dc. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch.

Rnd 15: Ch 4, *shell in shell, ch 1, dc in dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch.

Rnds 16 through 21: Ch 4, *work shell of 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in shell. Ch 1, dc in dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch.

Rnds 22, 23: Ch 4, *work shell of 4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc in shell. Ch 1, dc in dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch.

Rnd 24: Ch 4, *work shell of 4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc in shell. Ch 1, dc in dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd st of beginning ch.

Rnd 25: Ch 2, * in shell work 12 tr. Ch 1, sc in dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join with sl St in first st of beginning ch.

Fasten off and weave in end.

HAND, ARM AND SLEEVE: (Make 2) Leaving 2 inch length of thread, ch 3. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2, sl St in same ch as dc (hand completed).

Arm: Ch 15. Weave 2 inch length into ch.

Lay angel flat with line where rnds are joined straight down center back. Note: Beginning ch of each rnd will be just to right of center. With back of angel toward you, insert hook at top of Rnd 7 at folded edge. Join arm with sl St. Ch 3.

Right Sleeve: Rnd 1: Turn angel upside down with front toward you. Work 2 dc in same st as sl st. Working vertically from head toward waistline, work 3 dc over dc on front side of arm. Turn angel right end up. Working vertically from waistline toward head, work 3 dc over dc on back side of arm. Hold arm inside sleeve. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch —9 dc.

Rnds 2 through 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch.

Rnds 6, 7: Ch 3, inc one dc at beginning and end of each rnd, dc in each dc around — 11 dc in Rnd 6, 13 dc in Rnd 7. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch, fasten off.

Left Sleeve: With front of angel facing you, head end up, join 2nd arm at opposite side of body with sl st, ch 3. Note: There are 8 dc between sleeves on both front and back of angel body Turn angel, head end down, back facing you. Work 2 dc in same st as sl st. Working vertically from head toward waistline, work 3 dc over dc on back side of arm. Turn angel, head end up, front facing you. Working from waistline toward head, work 3 dc over dc on front side of arm. Hold arm inside sleeve, join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Continue working Rnds 2 through 7 as for first sleeve.

cute!
9 years ago
Cold-Weather Lapel Pin
By Pam Hicks
 


DIRECTIONS: Easy

SIZE: 3 3/4 inches long

MATERIALS:
2-ply yarn: small amount of main color
Crochet hook size D/3
Small gold safety pin
Dinner fork
Yarn needle

GAUGE: 6sc=1 inch

PATTERN NOTE:
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

HAT:
Row 1: Ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-18: Working in back lps only, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.

At the end of Row 18, leaving a length of yarn, fasten off.
With yarn needle and rem length of yarn, sew Row 18 to opposite side of foundation ch, do not fasten off.
Weave rem length of yarn through ends of rows at top of hat, pull tightly to close opening, knot to secure, fasten off.

POMPON
Wrap yarn around tines of dinner fork 10 times. Tie a length of yarn tightly around center. Remove yarn from fork, cut ends and fluff. Sew to top of hat.
Fold brim upward 1/2 inch.

MITTENS: (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 23, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 3 chs (cuff), sc in next 6 chs(top of hand), sl st in next 2 chs (top of fingers), sc in next 6 chs (palm), sl st in next 4 chs (cuff), ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Working in back lps only, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Rep Row 2.

THUMB
Row 4: Workingg in back lps only, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 8 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Working in back lps only, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sc in each next 2 chs, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, leaving a length of yarn, fasten off.

FINISHING
Fold mitten in half at 2 sl sts at top of fingers. With yarn needle and rem length of yarn, sew edges of cuff, around thumb and side edge of hand together to within 2 sl sts at top of hand, push needle through to opposite edge, sew opposite side of foundation ch together down side edge of hand and cuff.
Attach yarn to center of cuff of first mitten, ch 15, sl st in center of cuff on 2nd mitten, fasten off.
Sew center of hat up inside hat so that 1/4 inch of chain is visible between hat and mittens.
Attach gold safety pin to back of hat.
9 years ago

EZ Towel Toppers

Skill Level - EASY

Materials:

2 ounces of 4 ply yarn

2 handtowels

4 plastic rings

size D aluminum crochet hook

size 5 steel crochet hook

Cut towel in half horizontally, baste a small hem.

Directions:
Row 1: Using steel hook (size 5), work 96 sc across hem, ch 3, turn. Change to size D hook.
Row 2: Dc in each sc across, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: *Sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3.
Row 5: Dc in each dc across, ch 3, turn.
Row 6: Dc in next dc, *sk 1 dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * to end, ch 3,turn.
Rows 7, 8: Repeat Row 5.
Row 9: Repeat Row 3 - 8 sts.
Rows 10 through 19: Dc in each dc across, ch 3, turn. At end of Row 19, ch 5, turn.
Row 20: Sl st in top of last dc, turn.
Row 21: Work 8 sc in ch-5 lp. Fasten off.

To Make Button: Work 25 sc around ring. Fasten off yarn, leaving a 10 inch length. Weave length in and out through top of stitches. Pull tightly, taking a couple of stitches to secure. Sew button to approximate middle of 10th row.
Complete other 3 half towels in same manner.

 

Bikini top
9 years ago

Bikini Top

Bikini top
 
 
Beat the heat in style by crocheting this trendy bikini top.
 
 
Instructions are written for bra-cup size A. Any changes for size B or size C are written in brackets. If there is only one set of figures, it applies to all sizes. Standard abbreviations are used.

You Need:
• Patons Grace (50 g) pure cotton yarn 1(1,2) ball(s)
• 2.25 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension given
below TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.
• Stitch marker

Tension
24 sc and 28 rows = 10 cm (4 ins).

To Make:
Cup (make 2)
Ch 15(16,20).
Row 1 (right side): 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to last ch, 3 sc in last ch (mark last sc made as centre sc), 2 sc in same ch. Do not turn. Working along other edge of ch, work 1 sc in each rem loop to end of ch. Turn. 31(33,41) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc to centre sc, 5(5,3) sc in centre sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc to centre sc, 3 sc in centre sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 4 rows 4(5,6) times more, then rep Row 2 once. 61(69,69) sc.
Next row (wrong side): 1 sc in each of next 3(4,4) sc, [Ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc] to last 1(2,2) sc, 1 sc in each of last 1(2,2) sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 1(2,2) sc, [5 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp] to last 3(4,4) sc, 1 sc in each of last 3(4,4) sc. Fasten off.

To join cups and make back ties:
Ch 95.
With wrong side of work facing, work 28(28,30) sc evenly across bottom of 1 cup, ch 4, work 28(28,30) sc evenly across bottom of rem cup, ch 96. Turn.

Next row (right side): 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sl st in each of next 94 ch, 1 sc in each of next 28(28,30) sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 ch, 1 sc in each of next 28(28,30) sc, 1 sl st in each of next 95 ch. Fasten off.

To make neck ties:
With right side of work facing, join yarn with sl st to top of 1 cup at centre 5 dc group, ch 106. Turn. 1 sl st in second ch from hook,1 sl st in each ch to end of ch. Fasten off.
Rep for rem cup. 
 

Anonymous
9 years ago
Thanks for the tips. I'll check them out.
9 years ago
also, go to craftster.org and look at some crochet blogs. the crafts they have on this website may suit her age a little more.  Discovering patterns may be done when she is really bored some day because careful looking is required.
9 years ago

lionbrand.com

This website was given to me by Grete.  It has alot of patterns on it for beginners as well as advanced crocheters.  I am sure you will find something cool for her to try.

Anonymous
easy patterns
9 years ago
Do you have or know where I can find some simple crochet patterns? My niece, Taylor, is just learning to crochet. I would like to find some patterns for her to try. She's 10. I would like to find something that's easy. So far all she does is chain. I suggested a scarf so that she could practice single crocets. Any suggestions?
Patterns for Crochet
9 years ago
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TABLECLOTH IN ROSE PANELS

Filet Crochet

Design Book No. 66

Lily Mills Company

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

DAISY Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art. 65, size 30: - 22 skeins White;

or

DAISY Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art. 97, size 30: - 31 balls White;

or

Lily MERCROCHET Cotton, An. 161, size 30: - 37 balls White;

Sufficient for size 60 x 80 inches, makes 9 Panels wide with 12 patterns in each Panel.

Steel crochet hook No. 13.

GAUGE-With DAISY:- -6 sps=l inch, 6 rows=l inch;  with MERCROCHET:- 7 sps=l inch; 7 rows=l inch.

ROSE PANEL- (Width-With DAISY: - 6 1/2 inches when blocked;  with MERCROCHET: - 5 3/4 inches)

ROW 1 - Ch 126, dc in 9th ch from hook, (ch 2, sk 2 sts of long ch, dc in next ch) 13 times, dc in next 9 ch (3 blks made), ch 5, sk 5 ch, dc in next ch (1 long sp made), ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch (1 lacet st made), ch 5, sk 5 ch, dc in next ch, dc in next 9 ch, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch) 14 times (14 sps made). Mark the right side of this row as the right side of Panel.

ROW 2 - Ch 5, turn, dc in next dc, 12 sps, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc (1 blk made), 3 sps, 1 blk, 1 sp, ch 5, sk lacet st, dc in next dc (1 long sp made), 1 sp, 1 blk, 3 sps, 1 blk, 12 sps, ch 2, dc in 3d st of end sp.

ROW 3-Ch 5, turn, dc in next dc, 12 sps, 1 blk, 4 sps, 1 blk, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in next dc, 1 blk, 4 sps, 1 blk, 13 sps.

ROW 4-Ch 5, turn, dc in next dc, 13 sps, 1 blk, 3 sps, 1 blk, ch 5, dc in next dc, 1 blk, 3 sps, 1 blk, 14 sps.

Continue, following Chart, thru Row 41. Then repeat Rows 2 thru 41 incl. 11 times (12 patterns long, - lengthwise of table), ending Panel at Row 38.

NEXT ROW - Ch 5, turn, dc in next dc, 11 sps, 3 blks, (ch 5, dc in next dc) 5 times, 3 blks and 12 sps. Fasten off.

Make 9 Panels, then sew them tog. being careful to exactly match rows.

Edge-Working across starting ends of Panels, join to corner of cloth, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) all in same corner sp, (ch 5, sk 1 sp, 4 dc in next sp) 6 times, * ch 5, sk 1 sp, dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, sk 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc in left half of next long sp, ch 5, sk 1 sp, 4 dc in next sp, ch 5, 4 dc in left half of next long sp, ch 5, sk 3 dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, sk 3 dc, 4 dc in next sp, (ch 5, sk 1 sp, 4 dc in next sp) 13 times. Repeat from * across to corner. Make (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (Ch 5, sk 1 sp, 1 dc in next sp) repeated to next corner, (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc) in corner sp, (ch 5, sk 1 sp, 4 dc in next sp) 5 times, ** ch 5, sk 1 sp, dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, sk 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, (ch 5, 4 dc in left half of next long sp) 5 times, ch 5, sk 3 dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, sk 3 dc, 4 dc in next sp, (ch 5, sk 1 sp, 4 dc in next sp) 11 times. Repeat from ** across to corner. Make corner and work across next side as on opposite side. Join with ch 2, dc in top of 1st ch-3.

ROW 2-(Ch 3, tr) 6 times in next (corner) sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, * ch 4, sc in next sp, (ch 3, tr) 4 times in next sp, ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, with each corner shell like 1st one. Join.

ROW 3-3 sc in 1st sp on next (corner) shell, (2 sc in next sp, ch 4, sl st in last sc for a p, 2 sc in same sp) 5 times, 3 sc in next sp, * (2 sc, a p, 2 sc) in ch-4 between shells, 3 sc in next sp, (2 sc, a p, 2 sc in next sp) 3 times, 3 sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, with each corner like 1st one. Join and fasten off.

Stretch and pin tablecloth right-side-down on curtain or quilting frames. Lay a section at a time over an ironing board or padded table. Steam and press dry thru a cloth. Repeat until entire cloth is blocked.