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Friday, 10 November 2017

African Flower Baby Blanket


African flower hexagon baby blanket



To make this blanket you first need to make all the hexagons and half hexagons and then join them together before adding a border.

I used just under 600g Stylecraft Special DK (450g of white and 150g of colours). And a 4.5mm hook.

Please note that this pattern is written using US crochet terminology.

ch à Chain Stitch
sc à Single crochet
dc à Double crochet
hdc àHalf double crochet
hdc2tog à Half double crochet 2 together
RS à Right side (the front of blanket facing towards you)
WS à Wrong side (back facing towards you)
[…] à Stitch totals and end of Row/Rnd

African Flower Hexagon

African flower hexagon There are lots of charts online for the African Flower. Most of them are basically the same. There are 2 differences between most of them and my version. One is on round 5 where I only crochet into the back loops. And the other is that I have 2 rounds of dc.

Here is my version:
Each flower has its own 3 colours (Centre, Petals & Outline). The flowers are then made into hexagons using the main blanket colour (White).


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Twisted Hat



Twisted hat. Free crochet pattern.

This pattern can be used to make a hat of any size from baby to adult. I haven't add sizes to my pattern so you need to how big to make each part. If you are unsure of hat sizes a simple internet search of "crochet hat size chart" will bring up lots of charts.

This pattern can also be made with any type of yarn you prefer, or have at hand! 
To give you an idea I used Worsted weight yarn (US 4) and a 4.5mm hook. The adult hat used 50g of white. 

Twisted hat. Free crochet pattern.

This pattern is written using US crochet terms.



Stitches used:

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Teddy and Hearts Baby Blanket


I made this blanket for a pregnant friend. I thought a Teddy bear and hearts in white would be perfect for either a girl or boy. The only thing that would change is the colour of the ribbon and the corner hearts.


Teddy and hearts baby blanket free crochet patternTeddy and hearts baby blanket free crochet pattern



The pictures in this blanket are made using around-the-post treble stitches.


Teddy and hearts baby blanket free crochet patternTeddy and hearts baby blanket free crochet pattern


The charts I made for the pictures are for the smallest size need for each picture. To view and download the charts please follow these links:

Monday, 8 August 2016

Easy Handbag

This bag is very easy to make. A great project for a beginner. And it can be made any size.

Free Crochet bag patternFree Crochet bag pattern

It's made from the bottom up, working in rounds then rows. The strap is added afterwards.
I made this using a thin yarn and a 3.5mm hook. But it can be made using any yarn that you like and the recommended hook.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Basic Warm Socks

I have just finished these in time for summer! Going to have to wait until next winter to use them!

Free knitted sock pattern



This pattern can be used to make socks of any size using whichever wool and needle combination you like. 
You start at the toe and increase until you have the desired width. Then you keep working in rounds until it's the right length. Add the heel and again keep going until it's as high as you like. You only need to count stitches and rounds for the second sock (just to make sure they are identical!). The only difference between the right and left sock is half a round on the leg.



Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Mesh Bag

This mesh bag is very handy. As it rolls up small it is ideal to use on trips that require a bag in only one direction, like the supermarket. It is also large enough to be used for anything.


Free crochet pattern for mesh bagFree crochet pattern for mesh bag


Free crochet pattern for mesh bag

Monday, 21 March 2016

Daffodil

I decide to try my hand at crochet flowers, particularly daffodils. I search for (and tried) a few different patterns, but none of them look right to me.
So I decide to design my own pattern. After lots of tries I came up with this pattern.


Free Crochet DaffodilFree Crochet Daffodil



This pattern is made in two parts and sewn together afterwards.
I used Crochet thread Nº. 8 and a 1 mm hook.