Sunday, December 17, 2017

Swirl and Pineapples Doily, Free Crochet Pattern by Olga Poltava, Part 2



Thank you for your sweet comments about my doily. I made another one in ecru color to test the pattern. 

So here is the second part of the pattern. 



Swirl and Pineapples Doily Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © December, 2017
This pattern is my original design and it cannot be distributed in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. 


Round 19: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, 9 dc in next ch-3 space (it’s the ch-3 space between two dc), ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, 9 dc in next ch-3 space (it’s the ch-3 space between two dc), ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 20: sl st in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as 1st dc2-tog), ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc} eight times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc} eight times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to top of 1st dc2-tog.

Round 21: ch 6 (counts as 1st dc and ch 3), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, {sc in next dc, ch 3} nine times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *dc in top of dc2-tog, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, {sc in next dc, ch 3} nine times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 22: ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space (this is the 1st ch-3 loop on the big shell), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space} seven times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 2, *dc in next dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space (this is the 1st ch-3 loop on the big shell), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space} seven times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.




Round 23: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), dc in same space as joining, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (this is the 1st ch-2 space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} six times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *(dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (this is the 1st ch-2 space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} six times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 24: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) all in same ch-1 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} five times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, dc in next ch-1 space, {ch 1, dc} three times in same ch-1 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3,  skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} five times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 25: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} four times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, {ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} four times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 26: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} three times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, {ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} three times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 27: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 5, skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} two times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, {ch 5, skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} two times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 28: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 5 dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 3, 6 dc in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *6 dc in next ch-1 space, {ch 3, 6 dc in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 29: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 30: ch 2, dc2-tog over next 2 dc (counts as 1st dc3-tog), ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc, {ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, sc in top of next dc3-tog, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5, *dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc, {dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, sc in top of next dc3-tog, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5* around, but don’t make the last ch 5, instead make ch 2, dc in top of the 1st dc3-tog (this brings thread and hook in position for next round).

Round 31: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, {ch 6, sc in next ch-space} seven times, ch 6, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, skip next ch-spaces, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, *{ch 6, sc in next ch-space} eight times, ch 6, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, skip next ch-spaces, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell* around, end with ch 3, dc in 1st sc (this brings thread and hook in position for next round).

Round 32: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, {ch 6, sc in next ch-space} eight times, {ch 6, sc in ch-2 space of the shell} twice, *{ch 6, sc in next ch-space} nine times, {ch 6, sc in ch-2 space of the shell} twice* around, end with ch 3, dc in 1st sc.

Round 33: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, *ch 7, sc in next ch-space* around, end with ch 3, tr in 1st sc.

Round 34: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, *ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook (picot made), ch 4, sc in next ch-space* around, join with sl st to 1st sc.

Fasten off. Block. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Swirl and Pineapples Doily, Free Crochet Pattern by Olga Poltava




Thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my previous pineapple doily

I've been bitten by a crochet doily bug, or maybe I've been blessed with inspiration. I'm quite satisfied (read proud) with myself for creating another doily. 

This doily involved a lot of frogging. And I mean A LOT, but I didn't give up!

And now I'm so pleased with the final result!



I was thinking about putting this pattern for sale in my shop, but then I changed my mind.
This is the Holiday Season, one of the most magical times of the year. It's time for giving and being grateful!

I'm so grateful for my readers and followers of my blog. I'm grateful for my customers who support my work by buying my patterns. I'm grateful for the friends I've made through blogging. I'm so grateful for all of you!

This is one of my best patterns so far, and I'm gladly gifting it to anyone who would like to make this doily! 




This is a very long pattern (over 30 rounds), so I'm breaking it into two posts. I will post the second part of the pattern in my next post. 



Swirl and Pineapples Doily Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © December, 2017
This pattern is my original design and it cannot be distributed in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. 

Skill Level: Advanced
Measurements: about 19 inches across
Materials:
Steel hook 1.5 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10, about 360 yards 

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
dc2-tog: 2 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 2 decrease)
dc3-tog: 3 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 3 decrease)
dc4-tog: 4 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 4 decrease)
sl: slip stitch 
* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.
{ } instructions within brackets should be repeated as many times as stated.



Ch 7, join with sl st in ring. 

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 23 dc in ring; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, dc-2 tog over next 2 dc (counts as 1st dc3-tog), ch 4, *dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 4* around; join to 1st dc3-tog. 

Round 3: sl st in next ch-space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 4 dc in same ch-space, ch 3, *5 dc in next ch-space, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 4: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 5: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 6: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 7: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 8: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 9: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 10: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 11: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 11 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, ch 3* around; join.

Round 12: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, ch 3, {sc in next ch-space, ch 3} twice, *skip next dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 3, {sc in next ch-space, ch 3} twice* around; join.

Round 13: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-3 (shell made), sc in next ch-space, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-3, sc in next ch-space, ch 3* around; join.

Round 14: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 15: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 1st ch-2 space of the shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 2nd ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 1st ch-2 space of the shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 2nd ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 16: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 17: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join. 


Round 18: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Pineapples and Fans Doily, Table Topper, My New Crochet Pattern



The Holidays are just around the corner, and I am sure many of you are working on gifts for family and friends.

I wanted to make a big doily for a friend. I've made so many doilies in the past and I have lots of patterns on my blog, but I didn't want to use any of them. I wanted something new!

So I came up with something new!



I made the white doily first and wrote down the pattern. Then I made the pink one to test my pattern. 

So one of these doilies will be for my friend, and the other one for me. 




 The white one is classic. The pink one looks great on my dresser!




So not only I made a Christmas gift for my friend, but also for myself!


I named this doily pattern Pineapples and Fans. There are 33 rounds, and the finished doily measures about 21 inches in diameter. It's a pretty big size doily or table topper. 

About 380 yard of cotton thread size ten, such as Aunt Lydia's, are needed. That's a little bit more than a standard roll, which is 350 yards. 

The hook is 1.5 mm. 

The skill level is intermediate. It's not so much about difficult stitches (there aren't any really), but about being able to read each row very carefully and following the instructions. 

The pattern is available for sale in my Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry shops. 


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Round V Stitch Dishcloth with Scalloped Trim, Grace by Patons Yarn, Free Crochet Pattern




A friend asked for help making a round dishcloth. She said she searched all over the Internet, but couldn't find exactly what she wanted - a round dishcloth made with V-stitch and possibly with a scalloped edging.

That felt like a challenge! Can I come up with such a dishcloth? 

Sure I can! 

*smile*


I hope my friend Ann and others will enjoy this pattern!

I used one skein of Grace by Patons yarn, which is 100% mercerized cotton, color Lavender, about 130 yards, and a size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook. 

My dishcloth came out 11 inches across. To make it smaller, simply skip a few rounds and go straight to the last one (the scallop round).


V-stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) worked all in the same space or stitch.
  
In this pattern, V-stitches are worked either 
  • into V-stitches of the previous round (that is, into ch-1 space between 2 dc) or
  • into space between two V-stitches of the previous round (that is, into space prior to next V-stitch).


Ch 5, join in ring with sl st.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (16 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same space as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join. (32 dc)


Round 3: ch 4 and dc in same space as joining (counts as 1st V-st), skip next dc, *V-st in next dc, skip next dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (16 V-st)




Round 4: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 and dc in same ch-1 space (counts as 1st V-st), V-st in next 3 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round, *V-st in next 4 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round* around, join. (20 V-st)

Round 5: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 and dc in same ch-1 space (counts as 1st V-st here and in the following rounds), V-st in next V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round, *V-st in next 2 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round* around, join. (30 V-st)


Round 6: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 and dc in same ch-1 space, V-st in each V-st around; join. (30 V-st)





Round 7: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 and dc in same ch-1 space, V-st in next 2 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round, *V-st in next 3 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round* around, join. (40 V-st)

Round 8: same as Round 6. (40 V-st)

Round 9: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 and dc in same ch-1 space, V-st in next 3 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round, *V-st in next 4 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round* around, join. (50 V-st)

Rounds 10-11: same as Round 6. (50 V-st)

Round 12: sl st in next ch-1 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, hdc) all in same ch-1 space, *(sc, ch 3, 2 dc, hdc) all in next V-st* around; join to 1st scallop. (50 scallops)


Fasten off. 

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Post update: My friend Ann sent me a picture of her V-stitch dishcloth made it two solid colors. I just love the way it looks! 
Thank you Ann!




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Simple Crochet Hooded Scarf




I made myself a hooded scarf.
Here in Northern California I hardly ever wear hats. The weather is hardly ever that cold.
But I also don't like hats as they mess up my hair. 



But this hood will be useful! When I walk my youngest son to school at 7:45 each morning, it's so cold out there. By noon, it gets much warmer, and afternoons are summerlike.
That's the weather we have right now!


My Mom took these pictures. She visited my last week. 
It was so nice to have her here. I cherish every moment spent with my Mom. 



The pattern is available in my shops: Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Caron Simply Soft Lace Scarf Free Crochet Pattern




I had some leftover Caron Simply Soft Yarn in peach color, so I made a lacy scarf.

I can't say exactly how many yards it took. I don't think it was a full skein. If I had a bit more of the yarn, I would've made my scarf longer and added some fringe. 

As it is, my scarf measures 57 inches long and 9.5 inches wide. 

I worked with size H/8 (5 mm) hook.



The lacy pattern looks somewhat complicated, but it's quite easy actually. After the first couple of rows, you only need to repeat one row. 

The pattern looks the same on both sides. 



Ch 45. 

Row 1: dc in 7th ch from hook (skipped ch count as 1st dc and ch 1), *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch* across.

Row 2: ch 5, turn (count as 1st dc and ch 2), skip next (second) dc, *(sc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next dc* across, sc in last dc. 







Row 3: ch 5, turn (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 ch, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5* across, ending with sc in last dc (don’t make the last ch 5 of the repeat pattern. 



Repeat Row 3 until desired length.

Next Row: ch 5, turn (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), *skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3* across, ending with sc in last dc. 

Last Row: ch 4, turn (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), *dc in 2nd (middle) ch of next ch-3, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1* across, ending with dc in last dc. 

Fasten off. 

Add fringe if desired. 

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Caron Big Cakes Cozy Fall Lapghan



I made a rippled lapghan to keep me warm and cozy on chilly autumn evenings. I love the colors! 
I used two skeins of Caron Big Cakes in Cranberry Crips color.

I'm not very good at choosing color schemes, and I don't like connecting and weaving in the yarn ends, so this yarn was perfect for me. It's 100% acrylic, and my finished afghan is nice and warm.  

Experienced crocheters would probably recognize this ripple pattern crocheted in back loops only for those beautiful textured ridges. 




It's so enjoyable to snuggle up with a book and my lapghan in the evenings after the kids go to bed and enjoy some peace and quiet. 
Simple life's pleasures!




The pattern is available in my Etsy shop. It is an easy one and can be adjusted to any size. It can be made with any yarn an in any color. 

The pattern is available on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry