Shrug

I use crochet thread (label says Nm 6, 34 sc x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm, 4 x 4 inch) and a 3 mm hook. I have 4 skeins, 327 yds per skein (or 300 m).

First I found a nice granny with a little flower in the middle. It is a 6 cm granny ( this is the gauge:D), that means 2.2 inch.

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and the #pattern for it:

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I made  few, 11, and then I joined 5, for a XS – S size (31 cm after joining) ( for M-L you will need 6, and maybe some extra rounds of dc/sc, depends on your size, XL or more 7 grannies and so on):

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After joining I made 2 rows of sc to equalize, and 1 row : cluster of 3 alternating cross stitch ( just in case I want to use a ribbon or a belt), then I started pattern:

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For the shape, this is the back, I don’t know yet, you can choose your favorite, same for edgings

Beads Beads Beads

I had fun beading these days, and I love the result: 2 bracelets, a ring and earrings in sunny, bright colors:

First bracelet, in red bicones ( a bright red, more to orange) and golden seed beads:

bracelet 1

sunny bracelet

(this is a RAW bracelet)

and a second bracelet in red and white and golden seed beads, and same bicones:

rosette bracelet

I tried to make this pattern at first: http://centperles.canalblog.com/archives/2009/11/20/15865987.html , called Filae and supposed to look like little stars, but they were too tiny with my beads, so I just improvised. In corners I used herringbone stitch. I like more this one. But I still want to try their pattern too.

And a big flower ring:

ring

Something like this pattern: http://beadsmagic.com/?p=234#more-234, but I didn’t use a cabochon or more pearls, and I started on 20 seed beads. Looks great with a cabochon too… Maybe I will try it someday. But now I am in a mood of crochet. So I will start a lace bolero or shrug with a 3 mm crochet hook and black crochet thread. With grannies, I really miss grannies.

Happy Holidays!

Some inspiration for holidays

I made some research on internet and I found some interesting things to make these days.

Let’s start with some jewelry for ourselves:

A crochet necklace, only the diagram, I couldn’t find a decent photo for the result, I will check it tomorrow or Monday:

crochet necklace

I will make it in red and white, or maybe black? or blue?? Hmm, I don’t know yet.

Another cute crochet necklace is this one, and I bet I saw one black, but I didn’t find it…

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Those little circle are beads. Or pearls.

Some bracelets and earrings?:D

Found this on pinterest here http://www.pinterest.com/pin/31384528626209098/

and sent me here :http://diyprojectnetwork.com/2013/03/12/crochet-inspiration-bracelet-will-try-this/

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Just circles, crochet or macrame.

Or a cuff which can be embellished with beads or flowers:

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Hoop earrings? I made something like this, not exactly the same, but close enough

hoop earrings

Or a full set:

set

If you know the real source of these images, please let me know to ask for permission or at least to give credits…

And a beaded set:

beaded set

Freeform cuff and snowflakes

Just finished and couldn’t wait to share it!

And 2 snowflakes, sorry for the pictures, it’s 2 am here…

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Fingerless mittens pattern

Sorry for the delay! About the fingerless mittens pattern:

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I used Angora Alize 2 strands first time, now I will use Red Heart Margareta or Mohair 2 strands, 50 g / 300 yds per skein (you need a medium weight yarn), and a 5 mm (H/8) crochet hook.

Level: Beginners intermediate. 2-4 hours project, so I hope it isn’t too late for last minute gifts:D

For UK terms check under last pictures!

For US terms:

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

st(s) = stitch(es)

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

shell = 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the same st

Chain 30, join to form a ring (try not to twist chain)

R1: ch 3, dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each ch around. Join in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

Work in rounds, but joining.

R2-R7: 1 dc in each stitch around.

R8: ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, sc in the second st, * 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the 3rd st (shell made it), sc in the 3rd st*; repeat *_* all around, in the last st work 3 dc, ch 1 and join in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3. (5 shells)

R9: ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, *3 dc in the sc from the previous round, sc in the next ch from the previous round (in the top of the shell)*; repeat *_* all around and join with sl st in the beginning ch 1.

R10: ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, sc in the top of the next shell, *3dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the next sc, sc in the top of the next shell)*; repeat *_* all around, in the last st work 3 dc, ch 1, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R11: repeat R9

R12:ch 9, sc in the top of the next shell, *3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the next sc, sc in the top of the next shell*; repeat *_* all around, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R13: ch 1, sc in the 3rd ch, *3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the next sc, sc in the top of the next shell*; repeat *_* all around, join with sl st in the first sc (the one made on chain).

R14, 15, 16, 17 repeat R10+R9 (in this order).

Fasten off and cut tail.

For the thumb: join yarn with sl st in the first ch from the ch 9 and work 1 sc in each ch, and 3 sc in shell; join with sl st. next round: ch 3, 1 dc in each st, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3. Fasten off and cut your tail (if it is too large, skip few chains, work like 1 sc, skip 1 ch, 1 sc…).

My mitten:) I stopped at round 15, I didn’t have a full skein of yarn:

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For convertible mittens:

Stop at round 15:

Round 16: ch 3, 1 dc in each next 14 sts; ch 15, join in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R 17:  ch 3, 1 dc in each st, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R 18: ch 3,  skip 1 st, 1 dc in the second st and in each next 12 sts (13 dc), 2 dc tog ( decrease), 1 dc in each next 12 sts.

R19: ch 3, 2 dc tog in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each next 2 sts, *2 dc tog, 1 dc in each next 2 sts*, repeat all around, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R20, 21 repeat R 19

Fasten off and sew with your tail in the top.

Edging for the inside part (the one with ch 15): ch 1,* skip 1 st, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, skip 1 st, sc in the next st*; repeat, finish with sl st in the front side, fasten off and cut your tail.

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For longer fingers or hands, make full pattern for fingerless mittens… (17 rounds)

For UK terms:

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

st(s) = stitch(es)

sl st = slip stitch

dc = double crochet

tr = treble

shell = 3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr in the same st

Chain 30, join to form a ring (try not to twist chain)

R1: ch 3, tr in the 4th ch from hook and in each ch around. Join in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

Work in rounds, but joining.

R2-R7: 1 tr in each stitch around.

R8: ch 3, 2 tr in the same st, dc in the second st, * 3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr in the 3rd st (shell made it), dc in the 3rd st*; repeat *_* all around, in the last st work 3 tr, ch 1 and join in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3. (5 shells)

R9: ch 1, 3 tr, ch 1, *3 tr in the dc from the previous round, dc in the next ch from the previous round (in the top of the shell)*; repeat *_* all around and join with sl st in the beginning ch 1.

R10: ch 3, 2 tr in the same st, dc in the top of the next shell, *3tr, ch 1, 3 tr in the next dc, dc in the top of the next shell)*; repeat *_* all around, in the last st work 3 tr, ch 1, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R11: repeat R9

R12: ch 9, dc in the top of the next shell, *3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr in the next dc, dc in the top of the next shell*; repeat *_* all around, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R13: ch 1, dc in the 3rd ch, *3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr in the next dc, dc in the top of the next shell*; repeat *_* all around, join with sl st in the first dc (the one made on chain).

R14, 15, 16, 17 repeat R10+R9 (in this order).

Fasten off and cut tail.

For the thumb: join yarn with sl st in the first ch from the ch 9 and work 1 dc in each ch, and 3 dc in shell; join with sl st. next round: ch 3, 1 tr in each st, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3. Fasten off and cut your tail (if it is too large, skip few chains, work like 1 sc, skip 1 ch, 1 sc…).

For convertible mittens:

Stop at round 15:

Round 16: ch 3, 1 tr in each next 14 sts; ch 15, join in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R 17:  ch 3, 1 tr in each st, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3. (30 tr)

R 18: ch 3,  skip 1 st, 1 tr in the second st and in each next 12 sts (13 tr), 2 tr tog ( decrease), 1 tr in each next 12 sts.

R19: ch 3, 2 tr tog in the next 2 sts, 1 tr in each next 2 sts, *2 tr tog, 1 tr in each next 2 sts*, repeat all around, join with sl st in the 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

R20, 21 repeat R 19

Fasten off and sew with your tail in the top.

Edging for the inside part (the one with ch 15): ch 1,* skip 1 st, 2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr in the next st, skip 1 st, sc in the next st*; repeat, finish with sl st in the front side, fasten off and cut your tail.

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Have a nice evening!