Saturday, May 27, 2017

Starfish Crochet Dish Cloth

Starfish Crochet Dish Cloth 

Pattern By Mary Ann Frits 
Provided FREE by Red Heart.com

Hello Everyone! 
In this video I crochet this super fun an very summer feeling dish cloth. 
I love the ocean so crocheting something with the theme was really great and I enjoyed every stitch! 

I used parts of two balls of Creme de la Creme yarn in Cream and Tan, as well as some cotton mill ends yarn in the blue. I would have used all of the high quality cotton of Creme de la Creme but I didn't have any summer blues or pinks on hand. 
I also used an H 5.00MM crochet hook.

Summer is a hard season to crochet only because the acrylic and wool yarns get sticky and hot. So cotton is my favorite this time of year. 

I also got to show a new stitch for my channel. The reverse crochet stitch or crab stitch. It is a gorgeous edging for all kinds of projects, and not just for dish cloths!  

Practice this Crab stitch and it will be your go to for blankets, baskets, and more! 
If there is an edge it could have a crab stitch! 

So make sure to leave me a comment here and if you get a chance to see the video leave one there too. I love to hear from my readers and viewers. If you have Instagram or Facebook make sure to check out my post there too. 
Have a lovely crochet day!! 
Until next time~Jonna  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pineapple Peacock Crocheted Shawl

Pineapple Peacock Shawl 

Pattern by Amy Gunderson

My most recent three part tutorial the Pineapple Peacock shawl was a request by a subscriber and I am so happy I was able to create it!  Another big thank you to Amy Gunderson for providing this free pattern and giving me permission to make the video.

Here I wanted to share some links, more info and also more photos of my shawl.

First off link to the pattern is HERE

Video number ONE

Video number TWO

Video number THREE

So you are probably wondering why in the world I made a 30 something row pattern into three parts. Well I was hearing a few saying I was just going a bit too quickly so I tried to slow it down. The result was more footage but so far a very good views response.
Thank you so all who have watched and left me comments!

So to start my shawl I printed off the pattern and picked out some yarn. I did not have what the pattern called for so I chose a couple Caron cakes from my yarns. The color Faerie seemed the perfect fit for something like a peacock.
I ended up using about 1.5 cakes. 300g or so......

I also used my steal J10/6.00MM hook

I love the soft feel of the wool blend yarn, and I could see this done in lots of colors! ↓

Make sure to comment here and if you have Instagram #pineapplepeacockshawl

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I really enjoyed using this yarn. I was my first project of many. 

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Thank you so much for stopping in! Have a lovely crochet day. ~Jonna

Friday, March 24, 2017

How To Make A Crochet Cocoon Shrug From ANY Square

Hello! Thank you for the visit.
Today I am writing about the very popular cocoon shrug.

I have been wanting to create one with a Virus Blanket for a really long time, and then Leona from Leona's Craft sent me a message and a link to the cocoon she created on her blog.
Please check hers out HERE .

I also realized that you can create one with any square so I decided to use the Beautiful shells blanket as my second square.

You can check out my video HERE
But the list goes on..... so many amazing blankets to make cocoons out of!

If you want to make one you will need a crocheted square between 30-41 inches or a measurement from the back of your neck to where you want it to end on your behind.

Stay on the large side.
This way you can even make a cocoon for a child. 💗

To start make your square.
You will need the yarn and hook you used for your square
and a yarn needle and a pare of scissors.

I used Red Heart super saver on warm brown and buff for the Virus blanket. About 700 yards
and an 8.00MM crochet hook.

and for the Beautiful shells square I used an N.9.00MM hook with Red heart heather gray and Berry red. About the same yardage maybe a little more.

After completing your square, fold it in half, wrong side out.

Then you measure 7 inches down from the fold and place a stitch marker on each side.

Then sew with your yarn needle from the stitch maker to the open end of your work. (do this on both sides) The 7 inch openings are now your arm holes.

Grab the open end of your work and open it. It should now look like this~

Join your yarn to the bottom of your work (see next photo arrow) And HDC all around the opening.

So now it looks like this

You can now choose what kind of edging you want.
I went with a camel stitch for the virus cocoon. It was so smooth but textured like a knit stitch.
I show you how to do this in my video if you do not know the camel stitch.

Or you could do the double crochet front post double crochet. This gives a beautiful texture.

You can do the one row of hdc and then 2-4 rows of the texture stitch of your choice, then one or two rows of single crochet.

For the gray cocoon I did one row of single crochet and then realized that it was falling too open for me so I single crocheted around once again, but this time skipping every other stitch.

It worked well for me and tightened it up.

Now what ever you did for the large opening of your cocoon you will repeat in small scale for your arm holes...............

Mine looked like this when done.

Sew in your ends and show off your new wearable blanket!!

Thank you for the visit and please leave me a comment. 💚💚💚

Friday, February 17, 2017

Beautiful Shells Blanket Straight Edge

I wanted to add a straight edge to my Beautiful Shells Blanket so I came up with this. Now I can leave it as is or I can add another edge!

I've created a video tutorial as well.

Continue scrolling for the pattern and a few more photos.

I will start with the square version of this blanket.

You have 7 double crochet in each shell.

You will need the yarn and hook you used for your blanket.

sc = single crochet

Dc= Double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

** Repeat all text between stars*

To begin:

Sc into the 4th Dc (middle st) of one of the side shells, sc into the next st, hdc, Dc, Dc into the sc of the previous row, Dc, hdc, *3sc, hdc, 3Dc, hdc* Repeat around.

When you get to the corners you need to *Dc, chain 2 and Dc* into the corner sc. Repeat this for all of the corners

Here's another photo

Then you can to the same to your Rectangular Shells Blanket
This blanket has 5 Dc in each shell.

To begin the Rectangular:

Sc into the 3rd double crochet of one of the side shells. Sc into next st, hdc into next st, Dc into the sc of the previous row, hdc into next stitch, *sc into next 3 st, hdc, Dc, hdc* repeat until you get to a corner.

Now the corner sc gets a *Dc, chain 2 and Dc*. Repeat this for all of the corners

Slip stitch to join at the end of the row. From here you can add any edge you like.

Thank you for reading and please be sure to comment! I love hearing from you! Have a lovely crochet day,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Seashell Crochet Infinity Scarf

The infinity scarf version of the Seashell Cowl I had thought of while I as working on the Seashell Ear-warmer, but it didn't seem to want to work in my head. So when a few subscribers of my YouTube channel asked about it I decided to try a little harder. Well this is how it turned out!
 I LOVE IT! I hope you do too.

Please go to Ravelry or Etsy to print off the pattern.  To view the pattern please keep scrolling.

It's was about 6F and snowing when I took these photos. That's February Maine for ya!

This scarf is about 60 inches around and I have it wrapped only once but it sure is long enough to go around twice.

I used Red Heart With Love Yarn. Colors are Eggshell, Bluebell and Lilac I think this scarf would be simply amazing in any color!

Here's a photo of the cowl, but a close up of the stitching.

Seashell Infinity Scarf Pattern
                 By Siena's Maine Design

Copyright© 2017 Siena's Maine Design Patterns This pattern may not be copied or sold. I encourage you to sell & give away items that you make using this pattern as long as credit is given to Siena's Maine Design.

⦁ H 5.00MM crochet hook
⦁ Red Heart with Love one skein of each Eggshell, Bluebell and Lilac 315 yards each. Total yards you will need is about 600.
⦁ Yarn needle for weaving in ends

⦁ Scissors

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
DC = Double crochet
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet 
* repeat text between stars *
fphdc = front post half double crochet
bphdc = back post half double crochet

5 rows of 10 DC = 4x4 inches

To begin the Seashell Infinity Scarf~

This scarf can be made longer or shorter by adding or subtracting in sets of 4. It can also be made as wide as you like by simply adding rows of shells.
For the scarf pictured I used Eggshell, then Bluebell, then Lilac each for four(4) shell rows.

Copyright© 2017 Siena's Maine Design Patterns This pattern may not be copied or sold. I encourage you to sell & give away items that you make using this pattern as long as credit is given to Siena's Maine Design.

Chain 176 and sl st to form a ring.

Base Row. Ch 1 sc into each st around. sl st to join. (176 sc)

Row 1. Chain 3 (this counts as 1st DC) *4 DC into the next st, skip 2 st, DC into next st* repeat around. Sl st to join.

Row 2.  Ch 1, fpdc into ch 3 of the first row, 4 DC into the space before the shell ( the 4DC set of the first row), see photo, skip 4 DC * fpdc the single DC, 4 DC into the space before shell of the previous row, skip 4 dc* *repeat around, sl st to join. 

Row 3-12. Ch 1, *fpdc the fpdc, 4 DC into the space before shell of the previous row, skip 4 dc, * *repeat around and this row intil desired legnth, 12 rows of shells suggested. sl st to join at the end of each row.

+ Please note that your scarf will be curling on to it self like crazy! The finishing rows will cure this problem.+ 

Finishing SC Row: This row pulls together your new scarf and is super quick.

Ch 1, sc into the same st, sc into the next st, *skip 1 st, sc into the next 4 st, skip 1 st* Repeat around, lastly skiping the last st and sc into the remaining two stitches and sl st to join. 

Last Row 1: ch 1 hdcfp and hdcbp around each sc of the finishing row. Sl st to join. Snip yarn. 

Last Row 2: Now go back to the begining of your work and finish your scarf by hdcfp and hdcbp around the first row of sc. Sl st to join. Snip yarn. Weave in  your ends and show off your new scarf!! 

Thank you for choosing my pattern! Be sure to check out my other Seashell patterns!
All the best,