As I move on my new job, it seems to me I have little time to dedicate to my crochet blogs, though I still save some for my crochet adventures, which include a pineapple top -for myself to wear at work, and the completion of my daughter’s pineapple crochet tee.
I am triyng to figure out a way to take a picture of my top it is nice lacy and black, since I left my mannequim back home in Brazil, I have to find out how to give you an idea of how it looks, meanwhile take a look at the last and final version of the tee.
I Liked this edging for its A line kind of shaping, that I secured would be formed by adding a few more chain stitches and a sort of a V in the row prior to the last one.
I made a flower to go with it and it was a wonderful opportunity for me to make some use of this cute buttom I purchased a long time long ago.
I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it, and I followed no pattern since I changed a gazzilion times to accomodate her mood changes and mine as well.
I failed to have mentioned before, I have been revisiting my handmade jewelry “talent” and a considerable amount of pieces must be done by the end of May. There is going to be a great Summer Fair and I have been honored with the opportunity to take part in it. I am crocheting as well but I am having fun with other things too.
I love crafting, it is in my genes, creating with jewelry is thrilling to me too it’s been a long time ever since I did it consistently and with my adorable beloved Dog Wolly -a Bichon Frise- who would stay patiently under my seat for an uncountable amount of hours ’till we stood up for our walk in the afternoon, long before my daughter was born. He was then only a puppy and now is almost 12 years old.
Anyway, checking on my daily emails today I decided to take a break and let you know the incredible amount of free e-books on Crochet available at Free Crochet here you have the link, I do hope you check it up, you won’t regret,
You all might wonder what the pattern for these little rose buds is. These ones that I have as a background in my blog right now.
Yes I do have it, in fact I created them, allow me tell you why, and how.
About three years ago, my GlaserCrafts in Brazil was starting to take off, I crocheted like crazy for people who usually called me, or saw my work on a friend, and so on. A very nice lady wrote me the loviliest e-mail, in which she said it was time for her to move on and find herself a new love.
She then asked me to make one lariat, just like the Neck Bouquet she threw me the quest, she wanted colors in it, colors that would match her personality (I had never heard of her before that e-mail). She insisted by looking at my work I would know what colors to use. I would certainly know what colors a woman needs when she is opening herself up for a new love. Those were her words. I took it seriously, studied a bit of color combinations, colors that would be in for that Summer, and made her lariat.
Before I sewed the rose buds on I took a picture of them in a chocolate candy box, they looked nice, to my taste. I promised never to take a picture of the final work as she was very emotional about it and asked to have it just for herself without any copies.
I was very touched by her thank you e-mail when she got the lariat delivered!
Even though I have no photos to show you, here are the buds that I will tell you how to make:
Crochet hook compatible with the yarn you are using, see in the label for a notion of the yarn you will need.
Some Yarn the color you desire your bud to be.
a pair of Scissors and a tapestry needle
(I used in the example the yarn EcoFio in red (left over from my daughter’s dress) and hook 4,0 mm).
dc= double crochet
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
You start out with a slip knot, make 13 chains, turn your work.
On the third chain make a sc, then on the fourth ch make *1sc+1hdc+1sc; skip one chain*, sc in the next ch*, then repeat form * to *on the next ch make 3 dc skip next chain, 1 sc in the next chain*, repeat from * to * until the last chain.
I believe you have seen the crochet flower barrettes I’ve made recently here for my daughter and for the girls here.
It is pretty easy to make, specially once you have done a crochet necklace, don’t like how it comes out, try to figure out what to do with it, and have a daughter with reasonably long hair. They definitely need as many different kinds of barrette they can possibly have!
So enough talking, what you need is a crochet flower string, you can find ideas and patterns here, here and here these crochet atists are so talented I’m sure you will all agree with me or three small crochet flowers.
3 colored mini crochet flowers,
hot glue gun
a “bare” hair barrete
a pair of scissors
First you arrange your flowers the way you believe is the best in the barrette.
Now with the glue gun, glue each flower at a time. Allow a few seconds for each flower to set, then go to the next.When you are done, allow a few more seconds for your wok to be complete.
As I mentioned earlier here it is the spiral or corkscrew crochet pattern. The way I make not the way I learned it .
You might want to try it right away.
Remember if you are not an expert in crochet or feel a little rusty at it by now you can always take a look at some intructions at Annie’s Attic or at Lion Brand site, I love to check there for novelties and nice stuff.
yarn of your choice
crochet hook compatible to the chosen yarn
chain stitch= ch
slip stitch= sl
half double crochet= hdc
treble or triple crochet=tc
Make about 33 chs
On the third chain from your hook make 2 dc, on the third make 1 dc, ont the fourth make 3 dc, pnt hte fifth make 1 and go on like this until the very last chain. You will see the spiral forming as you go on with your project. fasten off.
Join with your leaveas and flower by sewing with the tapstry needle.
I do hope you are doing fine, as I am, today was my day off and I took it to organize a few things I have here, some of them are a few crochet projects that haven’t been finished yet.
I also took some time to read my posts backwards, I found a request of a reader, I hope she can see it as now I found the time to answer to it properly. she liked the crochet Rose pattern and asked me how to make a leaf and the spiral too.
I decided just for the matter of filing later, to split the instructions in 2, being the first the instructions on how I make the leaves.
I must let you know hat in case you are just a beginner you might find Annie’s Attic instructions really handy
any kind of yarn
a crochet hook compatible to the yarn you are using
chain stitch= ch
slip stitch= sl
half double crochet= hdc
treble or triple crochet=tc
Start with 13 chains. Row 1 – turn your work, make 1 more chain an in the second ch from hook make a sc,*1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, 1 tc in the next ch -which will be your 7th chain- 1dc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 hdc in each of your 2 next chains, 1 sc 1ch *and turn your work, do the same stitches you did in the previous row. Row 2– 1sc in each of the next 2 ch and repeat from *to* . In case you want a “firmer” leaf, do one sl in each chain at the back of the initial chain, in its center, it will make the leaf looks even more realistic. I particularly like it.
Fasten off. Make a few and sew the cork/spiral adornment. This pattern is coming soon.
So as I said about two posts ago, I was intrigued about making a nice crochet flower for my Mama Africa lariat/necklace then I came up with this one which I think is nice and plain enough to go with it.
There it is:
I love the neutral color that won’t mix or call our attention too much and thus diverting us from the main attraction that should be the lariat itself.
Although she knew I do not sell the patterns, she was honest saying she has quite a great number of grand daughters and would like to have them all dressed in a that scarf for a special occasion. I thought to myself what a neat idea! I really felt flattered!
So I gave it a try and wrote the pattern just for her, I also put in on sale at the shop, and launched a discount for it in the blog. Bear in mind this is my first pattern ever!
So if you are interested in buying either the scarf or its pattern, I will grant you a CAD 5.00 discount. Here is the deal you must write me a comment in this blog so that I know you read it here, I then will create you a coupon under your name and you can use it to buy 1(one) of them at the shop. Hope you enjoy this “game”.