December 06, 2007

Free Crochet Pattern Wedding Heart Appliques



Free Crochet Pattern Wedding Heart Appliques

MATERIALS:


Size 10 Crochet Thread in White, size 4 mm white pearl beads, large eye beading needle, needle to take crochet thread and size 7 crochet hook.


FINISHED SIZES: Large heart: 3” across widest pt, 2” from pt. Small heart: 1-3\4” across widest pt, 1-1\2” from pt. Bow: 1” X 2”.


LARGE HEART:


Thread on 37 beads using large eye beading needle, remove needle.


ROW 1: With thread and 7 hook ch-25, sl st 7th ch from hook, (ch-4, sk 2 ch, sl st next ch) 6 times turn. (7 lps)


ROW 2-7: Ch-2, sl st in 1st lp, (ch-4, sl st next lp) across, turn. (6 lps)(5 lps)(4 lps)(3 lps)(2 lps)(1 lp)


RND 8: Ch-1, work (sc, hdc, dc, trc, ch-2, trc, dc, hdc, sc) in next lp, evenly sc along side of heart to foundation ch, hdc 1st ch, 3 dc next ch, 3 trc next 2 ch, 3 dc next ch, hdc next ch, sc next ch, sl st next 2 ch, sc next ch, hdc next ch, 3 dc next ch, 3 trc next 2 ch, 3 dc next ch, hdc next ch, sc next ch, sl st in side of heart, evenly sc across to beg sc, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.


RND 9: (Sc next st, slide bead, sc next st) around sl st in previous sl st and working (Sc, ch-2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sl st top beg sc, fasten off.


SMALL HEART:


Thread on 10 beads using large eye beading needle, remove needle.


ROW 1: With thread and 7 hook ch-16, sl st 7th ch from hook, (ch-4, sk 2 ch, slide bead, sl st next ch) 6 times turn. (4 lps)


ROW 2-4: Ch-2, sl st in 1st lp, (ch-4, slide bead, sl st next lp) across, turn. (3 lps)(2 lps)(1 lp)


RND 5: Ch-1, work (sc, hdc, dc, trc, ch-2, trc, dc, hdc, sc) in next c lp, evenly work sc across side, hdc 1st ch of row 1 foundation ch, 3 dc next 2 ch, sl st next 4 ch, 3 dc next 2 ch, hdc next ch, evenly sc across side to beg sc, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn.


RND 6: Sc ea st around working sl st in previous sl st and (sc, ch-2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sl st top beg sc, fasten off.


BOW:


ROW 1: With thread and 7 hook ch-9, sc 2nd ch from hook, (dc next ch, sc next ch) across to last ch, dc last ch, ch-1, turn. (8 sts)


ROW 2-26: (Sc next st, dc next st) across, ch-1, turn. End row 26 fasten off.


With needle and thread sew short ends tog to form a lp. Fold flat so that seam is in the center.


BOW CENTER:


ROW 1: With thread and 7 hook, ch-2, sc 2nd ch from hook, ch-1, turn. (1 st)


ROW 2-6: Sc only st, ch-1, turn. End row 6 fasten off.


Sew center around bow gathering it as you sew.

I think this is a very verstile combination: Large Heart, Small Heart and Bow. You can use them in any combination along the hem of a dress, the bodic or even as an accent for the ring pillow.

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Free Crochet Pattern Suede Yarn 2 piece Belt Interwoven

Free Crochet Pattern Suede Yarn
Two-Piece Interwoven Belt

MATERIALS:

2 skeins Lion Suede yarn in Ecru, H hooks or hook to obtain gauge, 2 D rings, needle and thread.

GAUGE: 3 hdc = 1”, 2 rows hdc = 1”

FINISHED SIZE: 2-3\4” X 46”

BELT:

RND 1: With Ecru and H hook ch-16, sl st to form a ring, ch-1, (Hdc next ch, 2 hdc next ch) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (24 sts)

ROW 2: Hdc next 6 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, ch-1, turn. (6 sts)

ROW 3-6: Hdc ea st across, ch-1, turn.

RND 7: Ch-12, sl st to side st of row 6 to form a lp, ch-1, (hdc next ch, 2 hdc next ch) across ch, sl st in side of last st in row 6, ch-1, turn. (18 sts in chs)

ROW 8: Sl st next 6 sts, ch-1, hdc next 6 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, ch-1, turn.

ROW 9-12: Hdc ea st across, ch-1, turn.

Rep rnd 7 and row 8-12 10 more times.

Rep rnd 7.

Next row, sl st next 8 sts, ch-1, hdc next 2 sts, ch-1, turn.

Hdc ea st across for 11 more rows and fasten off.

Rep entire instructions again for the second one only Hdc ea st across for 5 more rows and fasten off.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER:

Lay one section flat onto a table, doesn’t matter which one. The first ring made (rnd 1) is the top of the piece with the end with rows of 2 hdc as the bottom. Beg with the top of the piece (one on the table) and weave over and under the circular openings with the second piece beg with its bottom, to the end. Sew the 2 D rings to the shorter bottom end and use the longer to fasten the belt with.

This is another belt that is easy to make longer or shorter because it is based on a repeat motif.

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December 05, 2007

Free Crochet Pattern Small Interlocking Pieces Bele


Free Crochet Pattern Small Interlocking Pieces Belt

MATERIALS:


2 (27 yd) skeins DMC Pearl Cotton in Burgundy 814, Gold 976 and Purple 550, size O hook, one swim suit bra hook, needle and invisible thread(optional).


GAUGE: Ea piece is 2-1\2” long- you can get 7-1\2 from one skein


FINISHED SIZE: 1” wide X 36”


BASIC PIECE:
With DMC and O hook ch-12, sl st to form a ring.


RND 1: ch-1, work 24 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (24 sts)


ROW 2: Sc next 8 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, ch-1, turn. (8 sts)


ROW 3: Sk next st, sc next 6 sts, sl st last st, ch-1, turn. (6 sts)


ROW 4: Sk sl st and next st, sc next 4 sts, sl st last st, ch-1, turn. (4 sts)


ROW 5-7: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn.


ROW 8-9: 2 sc 1st st, sc across to last st, 2 sc last st, ch-1, turn. (6 sts)(8 sts)


RND 10: Ch-8, sl st in 1st st row 9, ch-1, work 16 sc in ring, sl st in side last st row 9, fasten off.


-Make 15 of ea color.


PUTTING IT TOGETHER:


Beginning with a burgundy piece slip the swimsuit bra hook (solid section) over the crochet piece pulling it to the center. Fold piece in half. If you like, you can tack the top closed. Slide gold crochet piece through the doubled holes of previous piece. Fold in half and tack closed. Rep with remaining pieces alternating colors. It is important to sew the top of the last piece closed and slide this over the open loop of the swimsuit bra hook.


It's simple and easy to adjust the belt's lenght. It you want to make it larger, just add more pieces. Smaller: use fewer pieces.
Using DMC Pearl Cotton you can get a wider varity of colors and it is softer to the touch than size 10 crochet thread, but just as easy to work with.














Free Crochet Pattern Suede Eggplant Purse


LION SUEDE EGGPLANT PURSE

MATERIALS:

1 skein Lion Suede in Eggplant and one Lion Suede Print in Mountaintop, H hook or hook to obtain gauge, small amount of cardboard, needle to take yarn, 5 large snaps, needle and thread.

GAUGE: 3 sc = 1”, 3 rows sc = 1”

FINISHED SIZE: 6” tall X 11-1\2” long

PURSE BODY:
ROW 1: With Suede Print and H hook ch-31, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

ROW 2-47: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn.

ROW 48: Sc ea st across, join Eggplant, ch-1, turn, fasten off Print.

ROW 49-51: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 51 fasten off.

Turn piece so you will now be working across the foundation ch or bottom of row 1, join Eggplant in bottom 1st st, ch-1, sc sa st as beg ch-1, sc bottom ea st across, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

ROW 2-3: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 3 fasten off.

LONG EDGE:

ROW 1: With Eggplant and H hook turn piece so you will now be working across long edge, join end row 51, ch-1, sc sa row as beg ch-1, evenly work sc in end of ea row across, ch-1, turn. (55 sts)

ROW 2-4: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 4 fasten off.

Rep on last side of purse body.

SIDE (MAKE FOUR):

RND 1: With Eggplant and H hook ch-9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc next 6 ch, 2 sc last ch, turn piece so you will now be working across the bottom of the foundation row, sc ea ch across, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (16 sts)

RND 2: 2 sc next 2 sts, sc next 5, 2 sc next 3, sc next 5, 2 sc last st, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (22 sts)

RND 3: 2 sc next 2 sts, sc next 7, 2 sc next 4, sc next 7, 2 sc last 2 sts, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

RND 4: 2 sc next 4 sts, sc next 9, 2 sc next 6, sc next 9, 2 sc last 2 sts, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (42 sts)

RND 5: (2 sc next st, sc next st) twice, sc next 11, rep bet () 5 times, sc next 11, rep bet () 3 times, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (52 sts)

RND 6: Sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, fasten off.

Using one side as a pattern cut two out of cardboard. With needle and yarn sew two sides tog inserting cardboard as you sew.

Beg at join on rnd 6 of one finished side and line up end of long edge of purse body. With needle and yarn beg sewing at this point and 33 sts on side, fasten off. Rep at sa point other side. With needle and thread sew snaps evenly across opening beg and ending at outer edges.

HANDLE:

ROW 1: with Eggplant and H hook ch-5, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (4 sts)

ROW 2-31: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 31 fasten off.

Center strap on top of the purse. With needle and yarn sew last 4 rows ea end of strap to purse top.
I just love working with Lion Brand suede yarns. I like the look and feel you get from them.
This purse is a bit different from any I have designed before. I was going for a different shape than what I normally tend toward. It's unique in that it snaps around the sides of the purse and then across.

December 02, 2007

Newsletter News

Just thought I'd share the new patterns that will be in my newsletter for my websites: Donna's Crochet Designs and Free Patterns Donna's Crochet Designs



To the left are a series of three tassels. Their base or the tassel part is done in crochet. I got the idea when looking at some more expecnsive tassels at a high end home store. The tops are simply bits and pieces from the wood craft isle in my local craft store. I glued them together and then painted them to match the crochet tassel part.




This is simply a badge hold. My daughter kept losing her student id and when I couldn't find any, I made one of my own!

















Last is what I think is the prettiest. A pink beaded necklace. I love to crochet with beads.









All three will be found in my newsletter. Normally I only place one pattern per issue, but this being the Holiday Season I decided to do three.

Plus don't forget, the first part of my 3 part flower afghan is in there as well.
Last month's newsletter pattern JOY will be placed on my Free Pattern website tomorrow.

As promised, the newsletter patterns are yours (the subscriber) first!

I wish everyone a Joyous Holiday Season!


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