Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shabby Chic Lace Edging Trim, Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crochet Friends, 

Today I'd like to share a simple pattern for a lace edging or trim, which can be used for many different projects.

For example, it can be sewed onto pillow cases, flat sheets, towels, etc. It can be used to decorate the shelves of a shabby chic hutch or it can be made into a bookmark. There are so many possibilities!  

I really like the romantic shabby chic look of this edging. 

The tiny daisies in the photos grow on my front lawn. It's so nice to see the signs of spring everywhere around. 

Lace Edging Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © March, 2018

Please, do not redistribute this pattern in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. If you would like to share it on your blog, website, or social media channel, please use only one picture and  give a link to my blog for the pattern. Thank you! 
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: about 2.5 inches wide
Steel hook 1.5 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10

Gauge: not very important, but the tighter you crochet, the better your edging will look

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
dc3-tog: 3 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 3 decrease)

Ch 23.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. (22 sc) 

Row 2: ch 3, turn, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in 1st sc (shell made), skip next 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, (dc3-tog, ch 2, dc3-tog) all in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc, skip next 3 sc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in last sc (shell made)

Row 3: turn, sl st to ch-1 space of shell, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in same ch-1 space (shell made),  dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in ch-space between next two dc3-tog, ch 1, (dc3-tog, ch 2, dc3-tog) all in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in ch-1 space of last shell (shell made)

Repeat Row 3. 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Ocean Waves Afghan, My New Crochet Pattern

I made this afghan for my oldest son. It is a big size blanket (60 by 54 inches), so it took me some time. 

He was inquiring every day: Is it ready yet? 

It's finally ready! 

I really enjoyed working on this afghan. Making it for my son made is so special to me. 

I tried to get him model his new blanket, but my youngest photobombed the picture! 

But I like it! I love seeing my children smile!

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

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring Day Doily, New Crochet Pattern

I felt so happy and proud of myself creating this doily. I thought it's going to be one of my best designs! 

Only after blocking and taking these pictures, I realized my doily is asymmetrical! 

I felt such disappointment with myself! 

Unlike most doilies, my doily has not an even, but an odd number of repeats (nine to be exact), so it's not perfectly symmetric. 

Oh well, I guess it makes it uniquely mine. 

Next time I'm working on a new doily design, I'll make sure I count those repeats! 

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

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Eight Pineapples New Doily Pattern

It already feels like spring here in Northern California. A lot of trees are blooming, and first spring flowers appear around. 

I have Bermuda Buttercups blooming in my backyard. They are actually weeds, but their bright yellow color is so cheerful and warm. They make lovely tiny bouquets! 

My new doily is just as simple and modest as these weed blooms. 

Made with size 1.5 mm steel hook and size 10 crochet cotton thread, it measures about 15 inches across (after blocking).

Creating doilies is so much fun. I already have a new one on my hook! 

The pattern is available in my Etsy, Crafty, and Ravelry shops.