Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lacy Baby Blanket by Sharon


Hello blogging friends,

 I really enjoy receiving your emails and photos of your crochet projects made from my patterns. If you would like me to share them on my blog, please mention so in your emails. And if you have a blog or a Facebook page, I will gladly link back to it.  

Today I'm sharing with you photos of a baby blanket made by Sharon.  For the main stitch she used my pattern for Lacy Baby Blanket

And she was very creative and come up with a beautiful wide border and added some flowers and leaves to the blanket. 

Wonderful job Sharon, and thank you for letting me share your photos so that others can be inspired too!










Thursday, February 19, 2015

Crochet Flower Applique


I'm taking a little break from doily making.

Here in California, spring is just around the corner. A lot of trees are in bloom already. So I am in the mood for some flowers! 




Ch 10. Join in ring with sl st.


Round 1: ch 3, 23 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 2: ch 1, sc in same space, sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to 1st sc.


Round 3: ch 6, dtr in same space, *ch 5, skip next 2 sc, 2 dtr in next sc* around. Join with sl st to 6th ch of beginning ch-6.


Round 4: ch 1, sc between starting chain and next dtr, * (2 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc) all in next ch-5 loop; sc between next 2 dtr* around. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc.


Fasten off.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Border for Fancy Shells Baby Afghan


I often get emails regarding Fancy Shells Baby Afghan that I made and posted the pattern back in November 2013.

I couldn't come up with a border/trim for that afghan even though I had  tried several times. But one of the best parts about online crochet community is that we can share our knowledge and ideas with each other.

The baby afghan shown bellow was made by Christina Marie (you can see more of her beautiful crochet work on her Facebook page).

Isn't this baby afghan gorgeous? I really love that ruffled lace border. Christina Marie used instructions from a different baby blanket, and the free pattern is available online (you can see it here).

Thank you Christina Marie for sharing your work with us.

I absolutely love it when others crocheters send me pictures of their projects made from the patterns on my blog. So you if you would like to share yours, don't hesitate to email me.  




Thursday, January 29, 2015

Honeysuckle Doily, Free Vintage Pattern




Here is another doily made from a vintage pattern. I used size ten crochet cotton thread and 1.25 mm steel hook. My doily came out 20 inches in diameter. I changed the colors after Round 12, Round 20, and Round 24.



As I was crocheting this doily, it ruffled quite a bit. But once the doily was finished and blocked, it turned out perfectly flat and beautiful!




 
Rnd 1: Ch 10, join with sl st to form ring, ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 6, [tr in next sc, ch 2] 15 times, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-6. (16 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in joining, [ch 4, sc in next tr] 15 times, ch 2, hdc in first sc to form last lp.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in lp just formed, *ch 5, hold last lp of each tr on hook, 5 tr in next ch-4 lp, thread over and through all 6 lps on hook (5-tr-cl), ch 5, hold last lp of each tr and dtr on hook, 5 tr in next lp, dtr in first sc, thread over and through all 7 lps on hook.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in tip of tr-cl, ch 11, rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in joining, *[sc, ch 5] 5 times in next lp, sc in same lp, sc in next sc, rep from * around, end with [sc, ch 5] 5 times in last lp, sc in same lp, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 7: Sl st to center of next lp, sc in same lp, *[ch 5, sc in next lp] 4 times, ch 3, sc in next lp, rep from * around, end with ch 1, hdc in first sc to from last lp.
Rnd 8: Ch 5, 4-dtr-cl in lp just formed, *ch 7, skip next ch-5 lp, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 7, skip next ch-5 lp, 5-dtr-cl in next ch-3 lp, rep from * around, end with ch 7, join with sl st in tip of first dtr-cl.
Rnd 9: Ch 16, *dc in next ch-5 lp, ch 13, dc in tip of next dtr-cl, ch 13, rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-16.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in joining, *[sc, ch 5] 5 times in next lp, sc in same lp, sc in next dc, rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 12: Ch 5, 4-dtr-cl in lp just formed, *ch 6, skip next lp, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 6, skip next lp, 5-dtr-cl in next ch-3 lp, rep from * around, end with ch 6, join with sl st in tip of first dtr-cl.
Rnd 13: Ch 12, *dc in next ch-5 lp, ch 9, dc in tip of next dtr-cl, ch 9, rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-12.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in joining, *ch 5, [sc, ch 5] twice in next lp, sc in next dc, rep from * around, end with ch 2, dc in first sc. (96 lps)
Rnds 15-19: Ch 1, sc in lp just formed, *ch 5, sc in next lp, rep from * around, end with ch 2, dc in first sc.
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in lp, *ch 5, 5-trb-cl in next lp, [ch 5, sc in next lp] twice, rep from * around, end with ch 5, join with sl st in first sc. (32 tr-cl)
Rnd 21: Sl st to tip of next tr-cl, ch 16, *dc in tip of next tr-cl, ch 13, rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-16.
Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 10.
Rnd 23: Sl st to center of next lp, sc in same lp, *[ch 4, sc in next lp] 4 times, ch 3, sc in next lp, rep from * around, end with ch 1, hdc in frist sc to form last lp.
Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 8.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, *sc in tip of dtr-cl, ch 19, rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc in joining, *[ch 5, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch] 4 times, ch 5, sc in next sc, rep from * around, end with ch 2, dc in first sc.
Rnd 27: Ch 1, sc in lp just formed, *ch 3, sc in next lp, [ch 5, sc in next lp] 4 times, rep from * around, end with ch 2, dc in first sc.
Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc in lp just formed, *3 dc in next ch-3 lp, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 7, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 lp, rep from * around, end with ch 2, dc in first sc.
Rnd 29: Ch 1, 3 sc in lp just formed, *sl st in next [sc, 3 dc, and sc], 5 sc in next ch-5 lp, 7 sc in next ch-7 lp, 5 sc in next ch-5 lp, rep from * around, end with 2 sc in first lp used at beg of rnd, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 30: Ch 3, [2-dc-cl, ch 3, 3-dc-cl] in base of ch-3, *ch 1, [3-dc-cl, ch 3, 3-dc-cl] in center sc of next lp, ch 1, [3-dc-cl, ch 5, 3-trc-cl, ch 5, 3-dc-cl] in center sc of next lp, ch 1, [3-dc-cl, ch 3, 3-dc-cl] in center sc of next lp, rep from * around, end with ch 1, join with sl st in tip of first dc-cl, fasten off.

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