Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lacy Ripple Crochet Stitch


I started working on this project a few months ago. I wanted to make a wide scarf, but somewhere alone the way I changed my mine about the color and the texture. So I'm going to unravel this crochet piece. But before I do so, I thought I should share the stitch pattern. It is a beautiful stitch, which can be used for a variety of crochet projects. 





Multiple of 16, plus 2 (I started with ch 50)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch* across. (24 loops)

Row 2: ch 4, turn; sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, *{sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} three times, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc* across to last 2 ch-5 spaces; sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in last ch-5 space, ch 2, dc in last sc.

Row 3: ch 1, turn; sc in 1st dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, *{sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5} twice, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc* across to last ch-5 space, sc in last ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch (counting from bottom) of turning ch-4.

Row 4: ch 4, turn; sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-5 space* across to last sc, ch 2, dc in last sc.

Row 5: ch 1, turn; sc in 1st dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, *sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc* across, sc in space formed by turning ch-4.

Row 6: ch 2, turn; 2 dc in 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space* across, 3 dc in last sc.

Row 7: ch 1, turn; sc in 1st dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, *sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next sc, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5* across, sc in 2nd ch of turning ch-2.

Repeat Rows 4-7.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Crochet Cross Bookmark, Free Vintage Pattern




The pattern for this bookmark is from Crochet and Tatting Heirloom Edition, Star Book #66 by American Thread Company, 1949.

I used a steel hook size 1.25 mm and size ten crochet cotton thread. You will also need about 1/4 yard of narrow ribbon.

I post the pattern below exactly as it appears in the original publication.

Suggestion: Use a bit of clear glue to secure the ends of the ribbon




Ch 11, dc in 4th st from hook, ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, sl st in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3, turn.


2nd Row - dc in next dc, ch 5, 1 dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of ch, ch 3, to turn each row.

3rd Row - Repeat 2nd row.

4th Row - dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch, sl st in next st, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, dc in 3rd st of ch.

Repeat 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows 8 times, break thread. Attach threat in top of dc of 22nd row and working alone side, ch 3, dc in next st, ch 5, skip 1 row, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3, turn.

Repeat 2nd, 4th, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows once, break thread. Work other arm of cross to correspond.

EDGE - Attach thread at lower edge, *ch 3, dc in same space, skip the length of a dc, sl st in next st, repeat from * all around, break thread. Lace ribbon through beading as illustrated. 


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Friday, March 6, 2015

Shells and Chains Baby Blanket, My New Pattern


I just finished another baby blanket pattern. I named it Shells and Chains because that's basically the main stitch that I used.

The blanket has lacy texture, yet it's not too open. I used 100% acrylic yarn and size H (5 mm) crochet hook.  



The pattern is quite easy. Only tow rows need to be repeated, and only basic stitches are used. For the border, I used the same type of shells. I included very detailed pictures and notes for visual help with the border.  


The pattern is available for sale in my Etsy and Craftsy shops. 

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lacy Baby Blanket by Sharon


Hello blogging friends,

 I really enjoy receiving your emails and photos of your crochet projects made from my patterns. If you would like me to share them on my blog, please mention so in your emails. And if you have a blog or a Facebook page, I will gladly link back to it.  

Today I'm sharing with you photos of a baby blanket made by Sharon.  For the main stitch she used my pattern for Lacy Baby Blanket

And she was very creative and come up with a beautiful wide border and added some flowers and leaves to the blanket. 

Wonderful job Sharon, and thank you for letting me share your photos so that others can be inspired too!