December 09, 2008

Sunflower Rug Free Crochet Pattern

Sunflower Rug Free Crochet Pattern

This an easy pattern, great for the beginner. Basically you are just crocheting shapes and then sewing them to the rug.

MATERIALS:

Lion Brand Homespun yarns: 4 skein Waterfall, 2 skeins Colonial, 1 skein Sunshine State and small amounts of Black and Bridge Red, needle to take yarn and size N hook or hook to obtain gauge.

FINISHED SIZE: 26” X 40-1\2”

Gauge: 2 sc = 1”, 2 rows sc = 1”


RUG:

RND 1: With two strands Waterfall and N hook ch-47, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (46 sts)

RND 2-75: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End rnd 75 fasten off.

EDGING:

RND 1: With 2 strands Colonial and N hook join in any st on rug, ch-1, sc sa st as beg ch-1, even sc ea st and end of ea row around working (sc, ch-1, sc) in ea corner st, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (210 sts)

RND 2: Sc ea st around working (sc, ch-1, sc) in ea corner ch-1 sp, sl st top beg sc, fasten off. (248 sts)

TRIANGLE EDGERS:

ROW 1: With 2 strands Colonial and N hook ch-5, sc 2nd ch from hook, sc ea ch across, ch-1, turn. (4 sts)

ROW 2: Sk 1st st, sc next 3 sts, ch-1, turn. (3 sts)

ROW 3: Sk 1st st, sc next 2 sts, ch-1, turn. (2 sts)

ROW 4: Sk 1st st, sc next st, ch-1, turn. (1 st)

ROW 5: Sc next st, fasten off.

Make 43 triangles. Keeping a 2” boarder around outer edge of rug sew on triangles alternating point up with point down.

PETAL:

ROW 1: With 2 strands Sunshine State and N hook, ch-2, sc 2nd ch from hook, ch-1, turn. (1 sts)

ROW 2: Sc, ch-1, turn.

ROW 3-4: 2 sc ea st across, ch-1, turn. (2 sts)(4 sts)

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

ROW 6: Sk 1st st, sc next 2 sts, sl st last st, ch-1, turn. (2 sts + 1 sl st)

ROW 7: Sk sl st, sc next st, sl st next st, ch-1, turn. (1 st + 1 sl st)

ROW 8: Sk 1st sl st, sc next st, ch-1, turn. (1 st)

ROW 9: Sc, fasten off.

Make 24 petals. Arrange petals in three groups of eight on rug in a circle and sew to secure.

FLOWER CENTER:

With 2 strands Black and N hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, work 6 sc in ring, join Bridge Red, sl st top beg sc, do not turn, fasten off black. (6 sts)

RND 2: 2 sc ea st around, sl st top beg sc, fasten off. (12 sts)

Make three centers. Sew one in ea center of flowers on rug.

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Snowman Faces Ornaments Free Crochet Pattern

Snowman Faces Ornaments Free Crochet Pattern

This a super easy to make pattern. It is so verstile that I even made a gift bag with them.

There are so many possiblities. I'd love to hear from anyone that comes up with something different!






MATERIALS:



4 ply yarn in Soft White, TLC Amore yarn in Scarlet and Celery, H crochet hook or hook needed to obtain gauge, 1\2” white pom-poms, Two 6mm gold jingle bells, craft glue, black and orange fabric paint, and various chenille stems.



Gauge: 4 ply yarn: 4 hdc sts = 1”, 3 rows hdc = 1”; TLC yarn: 4 hdc = 1”, 3 rows hdc = 1”.



SNOWMAN HEAD (2” DIAMENTER):



With White and H hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.



RND 1: Ch-1, work 10 hdc in ring, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (10 sts)



RND 2: (2 hdc next st, hdc next st) around, sl st top beg hdc, fasten off.



FLAT ROUND BACKING:



With TLC yarn and H hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.



RND 1: Ch-1, work 10 hdc in ring, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (10 sts)



RND 2: (2 hdc next st, hdc next st) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (15 sts)



RND 3: (2 hdc next st, hdc next 2 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (20 sts)



RND 4: Rep rnd 2. (30 sts)



RND 5: Rep rnd 3. End rnd 3 fasten off. (40 sts)



RUFFLED EDGED BACKING:



Rep rnd 1-3 of flat round backing.



RND 4: Ch-3, (2 dc next st, 3 dc next st) around, sl st top beg ch-3, turn. (50 sts)



RND 5: (Ch-3, sl st next st, ch-4, sl st next st) around, fasten off.



To make contrasting edging fasten off rnd 4. Join new color and work rnd 5.



MAKING THE ORNAMENTS:



Round backed: Glue one made snowman face in the center of the flat round backing and the ruffled round backing. Add a loop for hanging.






Tree: Sew or glue 3 snowmen faces tog in a row. On top of that sew or glue two snowmen faces. On top of that sew or glue one snowman face. If you like sew or glue a miniature star ornament to the top snowman face. Sew or glue the stem to the bottom row of faces.





To make stem you neede brown 4 ply yarn and H hook.


Row 1: Ch-5, hdc 3rd ch from hook, hdc next 2 ch, ch-1, turn. (3 sts) Row 2-3: 2 hdc next st, hdc ea st across, ch-1, turn. End row 3 fasten off. (4 sts)(5 sts)




Bow Tie: Cut one chenille stem in half. Twist into a bow. Add small bells to ea end and glue to front of snowman face. Add a loop for hanging.






Squiggle Star: Cut 3 chenille stems in half. Fan fold leaving a straight tail at the top and bottom. Make five of these. Glue to the back of snowman face. Glue white pom-poms to ea end. Add a loop for hanging.











Star: Cut chenille stems into five 5” pieces. Fold the cut pieces in half. Arrange into a star and glue snowman face to front. Add a loop for hanging. You can also layer the finished star onto a plain crochet round for yet another look.











Curly-Q: Fold two of 2 different colored stems in half. Wrap around a pencil to coil. Arrange on a flat surface and glue snowman face to center. Add a loop for hanging. You can also layer the finished ornament onto a plain crochet round for yet another look.












Three in a Row: Twist tog two different colored chenille stems. Loop one end for the hanger. Glue three snowman faces down the length of the twisted stems.



I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!

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