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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,
Jonna







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.

Materials:
⦁ 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



Abbreviations:
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

Gauge:
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,
Jonna

Friday, February 3, 2017

Crochet Seashell Cowl and Ear-Warmer Pattern

Hello everyone!
I have been thinking up this pattern ever since I first crochet the Seashell HAT
It is is finally on paper and ready to be crochet by all!

The gorgeous shell stitches and the ribbing give a genuine look of a seashell washed ashore.

This pattern can be viewed here if you keep scrolling and to print off this pattern please go to Ravelry
or to my ETSY SHOP

I hope you love this pattern!! Please let me know what you think in the comments below and I promise I am doing better with replying! :)

Seashell Crochet Cowl & Ear-Warmer
  By Siena's Maine Design


Materials:

⦁ H 5.00MM crochet hook

⦁ Red Heart super saver about 250yds

⦁ Yarn needle for weaving in ends

⦁ Scissors

Soft lambs wool would be amazing to try this pattern with! 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

DC = Double crochet

st = stitch

fpdc = front post double crochet 

* repeat text between stars *

Gauge:
5 rows of 10 DC = 4x4 inches





To begin the Cowl~

This pattern can be made two sizes. The Lady or the Missy.

The Lady is 26" around ~ Chain 80

The Missy is 22" around ~ Chain 68

They can be made as tall as you like. The one pictured is 6.5 inches.


Chain and Base Row

Chain desired size, sl st to join and form a ring, ch 1 sc into each st, sl st to join (80sc,68sc)



Row 1. Chain 3 (this counts as 1st DC) *4 DC into the next st, skip 2 st, DC into next st* repeat around. (Lady=100st, Missy=85st)


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, 6-8 inches suggested. sl st to join at the end of each row. (20 shells Lady-17shells Missy)



Finishing Row: This row pulls together your new cowl 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. Weave in ends. Show off your lovely work. ( 80sc Lady, 68sc Missy) 



And now for the Ear-warmer.

This ear- warmer is just my favorite! I wear it out almost every day. :)


To begin the Ear- Warmer

21-22 inches around. 2 3/4 inches wide. Average adult head. 

Chain and Base Row.

Ch 60, sl st to form a ring, ch 1 sc into each ch. (60sc)




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



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 & 4. Ch 1, *fpdc the fpdc, 4 DC into the space before shell of the previous row, skip 4 dc, * *repeat around. sl st to join at the end of each row. 



Finishing Row: This row pulls together your new ear-warmer 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. 
Weave in ends. 
Show off your lovely work.


I hope you are loving this amazing set! Please don't forget to leave me a quck comment if you can and view my videos on how to crochet these patterns as well! 
Have a lovely crochet day,❤️❤️❤️
Jonna


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Beautiful Shells Blanket In One Color



So after many questions on how to crochet the beautiful shells blanket in one color, I've finally created a video on how to do it.
You can view the video HERE

I also have a video in two colors HERE and the rectangle version of this blanket HERE

So if you're still reading and haven't started one of my video links above I will say that this blanket is very very very addicting and you'll want to make more than one!!!

You can also create pillow covers ect with this pattern.😍

These blankets have two repeating rows, if you know me I love naming rows to keep track if they repeat....haha..... it may have something to do with all the farm animals I had growing up, who knows, stuffs go to have a name right? Numbers are no fun! But anywhoooo I like to call the V stitch row the "frame work round" Or the "V stitch round"
Then you have the "shell round" this round has all of your double crochets into your V stitches.



You can also google images for this blanket if you're not sure what colors to go with.

I used Red Heart super saver in heather gray and the cream is a shimmer yarn by Red Heart. You can see all the sparkles. ☆☆☆☆



This is my Rectangle Shells blanket.
Pattern HERE
For this blanket I'm using Red Heart super saver in white and Caron Cakes yarn in Bumble Berry.
It is so yummy! And is part wool but so very soft!



These are the links I found for the Beautiful shells blanket and afghan Pattern

 Afghan

Blanket

Well I'll let you get to crocheting!!
Have fun with it!
And Thank you so much for stopping by.
Jonna





Saturday, January 21, 2017

Virus Blanket V Stitch Border



Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping in.

I added a V stitch border to my virus blanket and it turned out just so lovely!!

I first completed the straight edge border. You can view that post HERE

Make sure to check out that video too.

So after you've done the straight edge border the V stitch is SUPER simple.

NOTES: a V stitch is dc chain 1 dc.

To Begin:

Start in your corner stitches of the previous round. This should also be about the middle of your corner.

Chain 4 (this counts as the 1st dc and chain 1) dc into the stitch you chained up from.

first v stitch complete.

chain 2, make another V stitch in the same space.

Now you have your two corner V stitches.

*Skip 2 st, V st into the next stitch.* repeat this until you get to your next corner

V stitch ch 2 V stitch into the same space for your corner.

*Skip 2 st, V st into the next stitch.* repeat this until you get to your next corner


keep going until you reach the end where you slip stitch to join. DO NOT TURN.


Row 2 

This row will be repeated until you have the border as wide as you like.

slip st into the center of the first V stitch of the corner.

chain 4, dc into the same place. Fist Vst complete.

(Now you will make two corner V stitches into the chain 2 space.)

V stitch ch 2 V stitch into the chain 2 of the previous round.

Now V stitch into each of your previous V stitches, and in to each corner chain 2 place your twin V stitches separated by a chain 2.


I hope this helps for any questions or Help please visit my video HERE

or message me with photos of your work to my Facebook PAGE HERE

Thank you for the visit.
Have fun with your gorgeous crochet blanket.
All the best,
Jonna


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Crochet A Straight Edge On Your Virus Projects

Hello everyone!

So in this post I will be explaining (with some photos and text) how I added a straight edge to my virus blanket.

Video to be released on January 13 2017

You can do this to your two corner virus poncho, your four corner virus poncho and even your virus shawls.
Please NOTE* With the virus shawls you will have to turn after each row.


To start you will need:

The hook you used for your project or a hook a little bigger. The larger hook may help your edge to lay more flat. If it's not laying flat, give it a good tug or read though this post and see how you can add extra stitches.


Now to begin~ 

You will need to have completed the double crochet chain 1 double crochet round of your work.

Single crochet into the first chain 1 space, and into the next 6 chain 1 spaces. Skipping over the double crochets of the previous round.

(I apologize for the lack of photos here I will be adding more to this post)


Next hdc into the following ch 1 space, dc into the next, and then treble crochet into the very center of your valley where the two dc touch.

Now go up the other side, dc into the next ch 1 space, hdc into the following.

Place 5 sc over the small arch.


Then, fill in the next valley just like your last. hdc, dc, Treble, dc, hdc, then 5 sc over the next small arch.


Once you reach the 20 dc for the corners you want to fill in the valley right before it.
hdc, dc, Treble, dc, hdc, next 7sc two sc into the same space ( HERE you can add three stitches if it does not want to lay flat in the corners.) 7 sc then your next valley.


So for a recap.

all valleys have hdc, dc, Treble, dc, hdc.

All small arches have 5 sc................

*now here again if your work is not laying flat. Place 2 of your sc, then in the next chain 1 space, add two sc instead of one, then 2 more sc. so over each arch you will have 6 sc not 5.
(I will add photos of this)*


Large arches have 7sc, then 2 or 3 sc into the same space, 7sc.



To end you will add 2 sc( or three)  into the last chain 1 space.

I hope to make this lovely border even more clear with a video and more photos here on my blog.

Thank you for your patience.

Please send me a message on Facebook if you are having lots of trouble. I'd be happy to help. I've only tested this myself so it may not work for everyone.

Thank you so much for reading and have a lovely crochet day.
All the best to you,
Jonna








Friday, December 16, 2016

The Busy Mom Crochet Hat

Hello everyone!! Welcome to my blog, and this Busy Mom Hat post.
I have the pattern here ( keep scrolling) and a video tutorial but if you wish to print off the pattern with no adds and less photos please visit my ETSY shop or my Ravelry shop.

So lets begin!

                                               The Busy Mom Hat
                                   By Siena's Maine Design



This hat is so fast and fun you'll be finishing a few in no time! Perfect for the busy mom, when you just need to put your hair in a quick tie, pop on your hat and run out the door. 
Lets face it, winter is way more fun if you get outside to play and you are cozy warm and your hair isn't in your face!! 




Materials:
J 6.00MM crochet hook
1 ball Bernat Alpaca yarn Weight category: 5, 70% Acrylic/30% Alpaca, 120yd/110m. 
Sissors 
Yarn needle
optional hair tie and tag



Here's a description of the yarn I found at THIS website and it's perfect (not sponsored) 

"BERNAT-Alpaca Chunky Yarn. A luxuriously soft blend of natural alpaca and durable acrylic. Chunky weight yarn knits quickly with beautiful stitch definition. Sophisticated shades that knit and crochet a fabric with a lovely drape. Alpaca fiber is long, fine and without grease and is shinier, smoother, stronger and several times warmer than wool. It is also heavier and less elastic than wool. Weight category: 5, 70% Acrylic/30% Alpaca, 120yd/110m. Suggested knitting needles: 10/6mm, crochet hook: J10/6mm. Care: hand wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, do not dry clean. Imported."


I don't know about you, but I find myself buying bulky 5 yarn a lot and NEVER use it. I have so much of it, because it is so pretty yet I just don't have that many patterns for it. 







Okay on to..........................









Abbrivations:
ch=chain
hdc=half double crochet
hdcblo=half doub;e crochet back loop only
sc=single crochet
sl st=slip stitch
hdc2tog= half double crochet 2 stitches together
* repeat text between stars*

My video tutorial on this hat will help you if you have not done any of these before. 






To Begin~

Make a slip knot and chain 8

Row 1. hdc into second ch from hook and across. ch 1, turn (7hdc)

Row 2-34. hdcblo in each of the 7 st. ch 1, turn 

Now work shold measure about 18 inches long. Fold in half and sl st up side.

From here we will be working around the edge of the brim. 


This TAG is wooden and I got it on Etsy. I love them on hats! This yarn color by the way is Aqua. SO PRETTY! 

SHOP HERE

Now for the hat part...........................

Row 1. sc into the same ridge you just sl st up and into each row end and ridge around (see pic) sl st to join. (51sc)



Row 2. ch 1, hdc around, join (51st)

Row 3. ch 1 hdc2tog (first two st only) hdc into each st around, join (50st)







Row 4. ch1 hdc around (50st)



Row 5. ch 1 hdc around (50st)




Row 6. ch 1 hdc around (50st)



Now we begin to decrease. Your hat is almost finished!! 




Row 7. ch 1 *hdc2tog, hdc 8* repeat around (45st)



Row 8. ch 1 *hdc2tog, hdc 3* repeat around (36st)




Row 9. ch 1 *hdc2tog, hdc1* repeat around (24st)




Now you can add a hair tie or leave your hat as is

Row 10. Take the hair tie, place it on the inside of your hat. Now sc around the hair tie and into each stitch 24 sc. 




Snip yarn, sew in ends and a tag to show off your work and enjoy!
Thank you for choosing my pattern!
Don't forget to comment! I love hearing from you.
Have a lovely crochet day.