Thursday, January 8, 2015

Crochet Doily #6621, Free Vintage Pattern



This is a vintage doily pattern from Star Book #66 by American Thread Company, 1949. 



To make this doily I used size ten crochet cotton thread and 1.25 mm steel hook. My doily came out about twelve inches in diameter. I changed the color after round 10, and for the last round.


I'm posting this pattern exactly as it appears in the original publication. 


Ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 16 sc in ring, join in 1st sc.
2nd Row – Ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * 6 times, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.
3rd Row – Sl st to next loop, ch 3 (counts as 1/3 part of 1st cluster st), * thread over hook, insert in loop, pull through and work off 2 loops, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ** ch 7, cluster st in next loop (cluster st: thread over hook, insert in loop, pull through and work off 2 loops, * thread over hook, insert in same loop, pull through and work off 2 loops, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time), repeat from ** 6 times, ch 7, join in 1st cluster st.
4th Row – Ch 1, sc in same space, * 7 sc over next loop, sc in next cluster st, repeat from * 6 times, 7 sc over next loop, join in 1st sc.
5th Row – Ch 6, skip 1 sc, trc in next sc, *ch 2, skip 1 sc, trc in next sc, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join in 4th st of ch.
6th Row – Ch 7, trc in next trc, *ch 3, trc in next trc, repeat from * all around, ch 3, join.
7th Row – Ch 8, trc in next trc, *ch 4, trc in next trc, repeat from * all around, ch 4, join.
8th Row – Ch 9, trc in next trc, *ch 5, trc in next trc, repeat from * all around, ch 5, join.
9th Row – Ch 4, trc in same space, *ch 4, 2 trc in next trc, repeat from * all around, ch 4, join.
10th Row – Ch 4, trc in next trc, * ch 5, 1 trc in each of the next 2 trc, repeat from * all around, ch 5, join.
11th Row – Ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next trc, * 6 sc over next loop, 1 sc in each of the next 2 trc, repeat from * all around, ending with 6 sc over next loop, join in 1st sc (256 sc).
12th Row – Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, *ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc (shell) in next sc, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, join in 3rd st of ch.
13th Row – Sl st to center of shell, ch 3, dc in same space, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, * ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in center of next shell, repeat from * all around, ending row with ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, ch 3 join.
14th Row – Sl st to center of shell, ch 3, dc in same space, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, *ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next loop, ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, ch 3, skip 1 loop, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next loop, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next loop, ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, ch 3, join.
15th Row – Sl st to center of shell, ch 3, dc in same space, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, *ch 2, shell in next ch 2, shell in next shell, ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, ch 3, skip 1 loop, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around, ending row to correspond.
16th Row – Sl st to center of shell, shell in same space, * ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next shell, ch 2, shell in next shell, ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 3, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around ending row to correspond.
17th Row – Sl s to center of shell, shell in same space, * ch 2, skip 1 loop, shell in next loop, ch 2, shell in next loop, ch 2, skip 1 loop, shell in next shell, shell in next shell, repeat from * all around  ending row to correspond.
18th Row – Sl st to center of shell, sc in same space, *ch 3, 2 dc in next shell, ch 4, sl st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, 2 dc in same space, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, 2 dc in center of next shell, ch 3, sc in center of next shell, ch 3, sc in center of next shell, repeat from * all around ending with row to correspond, join, break thread.



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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Preschooler’s Crochet Hat, Free Pattern



Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season!



Originally, this pattern for a preschooler’s hat appeared in my Etsy and Craftsy shops. The pattern sat there for about half a year and was purchased only twice. Hmm, I don’t know, I thought it was a cute hat pattern. Perhaps it’s the advanced skill level of this pattern that put my customers off. I noticed that the most popular patterns in my shops are the easiest ones.



Anyway, I didn’t want all the work that I put into this pattern go to waste, so I’m sharing the pattern here. Please, do not copy and repost it on other websites, and do not sell it. But you are welcome to sell the finished items made from this pattern. 



Size: 3-5 years old


Measurements: about 20 inches in circumference and 7.5 inches in height


Skill Level: Advanced


Materials:


US Hook size G/6 (4.25 MM)










Light worsted yarn, about 170 yards

For the hat shown above I used Bernat Softee Baby



Gauge: first 4 rounds = 3.5 inches in diameter


Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

dc double crochet

FPdc: front post double crochet

BPdc: back post double crochet

* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.


Pay special attention to Round 12 (and the following rounds), that’s where back post and front post double crochets begin to shift.



Ch 4, join in ring with sl st.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), 2 FPdc around beginning ch-3 of Round 1, 2 FPdc in next 13 dc; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 FPdc)

Round 3: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), FPdc in each FPdc around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (20 FPdc)

Round 4: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next 2 FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (32 FPdc)

Round 5: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *2 BPdc in next FPdc, 3 FPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (16 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 6: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 2 BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (16 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 7: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next BPdc, 2 BPdc in next BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 8: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 2 BPdc, 2 BPdc in next BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (32 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 9: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 4 BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (32 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 10: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 3 BPdc, 2 BPdc in next BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 11: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 5 BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 12: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 13: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 14: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 15: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 16: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 3 BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 17: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 2 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 2 BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 18: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 3 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 19: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 20: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 21: same as Round 12.

Round 22: same as Round 13.

Round 23: same as Round 14.


Fasten off.


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Five Petal Crochet Flower


Here is an easy flower to make! The size will depend on the size of the yarn and hook you use. You can make big flowers with bulky yarn or tiny ones with crochet thread.




Ch 5, join in ring with sl st.

Round 1: ch 6, *dc in ring, ch 3* four times; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 2: ch 3, 8 trb in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sl st in same ch-3 space, *sl st in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 8 trb in same ch-3 space, ch 3, sl st in same ch-3 space* four times.

Fasten off. 






Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Star Doily, Free Pattern




To make this doily I used crochet acrylic thread (Bernat Handicrafter) and size 4 (1.25 mm) crochet steel hook. My doily came out about 8 inches in diameter.

My free pattern is below. If you notice any mistakes, please let me know in the comments.





Ch 10, join in ring with sl st.


Round 1: ch 5, *dc in ring, ch 2* seven times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.


Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 2, *3 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 3: ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 4: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 5: ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 6: ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 7: ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 8: ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 9: sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, ch 5, skip next ch-2 and dc, *dc in next 8 dc, ch 5* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 10: sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, *skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5* around; sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 11: sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} twice, *skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} twice * around; join with sl st 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 12: sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} three times, *skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} three times * around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 13: sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} four times, *skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} four times * around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 14: sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} five times, *skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} five times * around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 15: sl st to next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} six time, *skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, {sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} six times * around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginingh ch-3.


Round 16: sl st to middle of next ch-5 space, sc in same space, ch 5, *sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5* around; join with sl st to 1st sc.


Fasten off. 


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