Monday, March 24, 2014

Crochet Irish Rose







Ch 8, join in ring with sl st.

Round 1: ch 6, *dc in ring, ch 3* seven times; join with st st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 2: (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 loop.

Round 3: working behind Round 2, sl st to 1st dc of Round 1, *ch 5, sl st to next dc of Round 1* seven times.

Round 4: (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 loop.

Round 5: working behind Round 4, sl st to 1st dc of Round 1, *ch 7, sl st to next dc of Round 1* seven times.

Round 6: (sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-7 loop.

Round 7: working behind Round 6, sl st to 1st dc of Round 1, *ch 9, sl st to next dc of Round 1* seven times.

Round 8: (sc, hdc, 9 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-9 loop. Fasten off.


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crochet Family Heirlooms


Do you have any crochet heirlooms in your family? How old are they? Who made them?




This beautiful crochet motif tablecloth was made by my husband’s great-grandmother! My husband and I received it from my mother-in-law a couple of years ago.




Originally this piece was intended as a bed spread, but unfortunately the work wasn’t completely finished. But it’s still very beautiful and I use it as a small tablecloth quite often.

One of the things on my endless crochet to-do list is to try to reconstruct this motif pattern. It doesn’t seem too complicated, but it will take some time of experimenting before I figure it out.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Crochet Baby Dress, Size 0-1 Months




Do you remember the baby dress that I made back in February? I liked my pattern, but I wasn’t very happy with my yarn choice (I used worsted weight yarn, and my dress turned out too heavy).


I tried the same pattern with light worsted (size 3) yarn, which worked wonderfully. To be specific I used one skein of Beehive Baby Sport by Patons (70% acrylic, 30% nylon). That yarn is very soft and easy to work with.

I think this dress looks just as lovely in variegated yarn as in two solid colors.



I wrote a very detailed pattern for the dress and I included several pictures of the yoke since that’s the most challenging part. But overall the skill level for this pattern is easy and I believe even a beginner can make this dress.

The pattern is available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Crochet Baby Booties Tutorial


Good morning! First of all, I need to announce the winner of my pattern. Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway by leaving comments on my previous post. There were 31 comments in total, and each person was assigned a number from 1 to 31. Then, using a random number generator at random.org, I picked the winner.

It was number 9, which is Lalitha.  Congratulations! I will e-mail you the pdf file with the pattern right away.


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This is a tutorial for the baby booties pattern that I shared back in January. I hope it will be useful!

The size is 0-6 months depending on the yarn you use. In this tutorial I used worsted weight yarn, and my booties came about 4.5 inches in foot length, which is approximately size 6 months. Use lighter yarns to achieve smaller sizes.  

This tutorial is my original work, it cannot be copied or distributed in any form. If you would like to share this tutorial on your blog/site, you can use ONE picture with a link back to my original post. I put my heart and my honest work into creating designs, which I share here free. Please, respect my work. 


Round 1: ch 17, 4 dc in 3rd ch form hook (first skipped 2 ch count as first dc), 13 dc across, 5 dc in last ch, 13 dc across working in original chain. Join with sl st. 36 dc in total



Round 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same space, 2 dc in each of next 4 dc, 13 dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, 13 dc. Join with sl st. 46 dc in total



Round 3: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in same st, sc in each st around. Join with sl st. 46 sc in total



Round 4: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in back loop only in each sc around. Join with sl st. 46 dc in total



Round 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 22 dc, {dc2tog over next 2 dc} 5 times, dc in next 13 dc. Join with sl st. 23 dc, 5 dc2tog, 13 dc



Fasten off, wave in end.

Front of the bootie:

Half-round 6: On the front of the bootie locate the central stitch (it’s the 3rd dc2tog), count 8 stitches to the right, attach yarn in 8th st; ch 2, dc in next st (counts as first dc2tog), {dc2tog over next 2 st} 8 times. 9 dc2tog in total.





Turn.
Half-round 7: dc8tog over next 8 st. Turn.



Round 8: ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in same space (counts as first shell), skip next half-round, shell in end of next half-round, *skip next 3 dc, shell in next dc* 6 times, shell in end of next half-round. Join with sl st to beginning shell. 9 shells in total







Rounds 9-11: sl st to next ch-2, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in same space (counts as first shell), shell over next shell around. Join with sl st to beginning shell. 9 shells in total



Fasten off.
Pin the safety pin into one end of the ribbon. Pass it through the open spaces in the first round of shells. Tie a bow. Trim the ribbon ends if needed.








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Monday, March 10, 2014

Baby Hat with Three Flowers, Pattern Giveaway



These are not some fancy stitch baby hats. On the contrary, they are simple double-crochet ones. An advanced crocheter could probably make something similar without a pattern. But, not all of us have advanced crochet skills, so I designed this pattern for the beginners.





Despite the fact that the patter is easy, I put a lot of work into creating it. The most challenging part was figuring out the right amount of increases for each of the four sizes (0, 3, 6, 12 months) that I made.

Moreover, I made an effort to write this pattern as close to the standard form as possible.




I offer my first “real” crochet pattern in PDF format to one of my readers. Just leave me a comment and I will add you to the random drawing. I will announce the winner in my next post on Thursday, March 13.

I also put this pattern for sale in my Etsy shop for $1.75

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tiny Tulips Baby Blanket, Free Crochet Pattern









I named this baby blanket Tiny Tulips not only because it’s the color name of the variegated yarn that I used, but also because the shells used in this stitch do slightly remind me of tulips.

This baby blanket is made using exactly one ball (892 yards) of Bernat Baby Sport yarn. The stitch is simple enough, involving only two repeating rows. In case you would like to use this stitch for another project, it’s a multiple of 8, plus 1.

This pattern is my original design. It cannot be posted on other sites or distributed in any other form. If you would like to share this pattern, you can post ONE image on your site with the link to my original post. You can use this pattern to make items for personal use or for sale. If you sell finished items from this pattern, you must give design credit to Lacy Crochet blog (lacycrochet.blogspot.com). I put a lot of time and honest work into creating my designs, so please, respect my work. Thank you!



Finished size: 37 by 26 inches

Bernat Baby Sport, color Tiny Tulips, 1 ball (892 yds )

US hook size G/6 (4.25 mm)

Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same space.

Ch 121 loosely.

Row 1: shell in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 3 ch, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next ch, ch 1, skip 3 ch, shell in next ch* across, dc in last ch. 

Row 2: ch 3, turn; (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next shell, *ch 1, shell in next ch-3 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next shell* across, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.

Row 3: ch 3, turn; shell in next ch-3 space, *ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next shell, ch 1, shell in next ch-3 space* across, dc in 2nd ch of turning ch-3.

Repeat Row 2 – Row 3 until the blanket is about 37 inches long. Fasten off.





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Monday, March 3, 2014

Crochet Flower Motif





Ch 6, join in ring with sl st.


Round 1: ch 1, 12 sc in ring; sl st to 1st sc.


Round 2: ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 2, *dc in next 2 sc, ch 2* 5 times; sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 3: ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, *2 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 5* 5 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.


Round 4: sl st to space between 2nd and 3rd dc of dc-4 group; *(3 dc, tr, ch 3, tr, 3 dc) all in next ch-5 space, sc in space between 2nd and 3rd dc of next dc-4 group* 6 times. Fasten off.