Monday, July 10, 2017

Popcorns Baby Sweater and Baby Blanket Set



Those popcorns are so much fun to make! 



I used Bernat Baby Sport yarn and a size E/4 (3.3 mm) hook. 


The sweater is made in one piece. Crocheting starts at the bottom of the front and ends at the bottom of the back. 


The front has an opening with a small button. 


And the blanket is very simple to make. It can be adjusted to other sizes (mine was about 38 by 27 inches).


The patterns are available on Ravelry and Etsy




Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lace Toddler Hat with Ruffled Trim, Free Crochet Pattern


Here is a pattern for a toddler girl's summer hat made with a lace stitch and ruffled trim. 






Olga Poltava © June, 2017
This pattern is my original design and it cannot be distributed in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Size: 1-2 Years Old
Measurements: about 17 inches in circumference, and 7 inches in height  

Materials:

US hook size G/6 (4.25 mm)


Light worsted 100% acrylic yarn, about 200 yards (I used Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads) 

Gauge: first 3 rounds = 4 inches in diameter 






Abbreviations:
ch chain
sl st slip stich 
dc double crochet
V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same space.
* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them or as many times as stated.  
When I refer to “shell”, I mean 3 dc in same space.

Ch 5, join with sl st into ring.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch-1), *dc in ring, ch 1* 11 times; join with sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (12 dc, 12 ch-1 spaces)

Round 2: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space (counts as 1st V-st), V-st in each ch-1 space around; join with sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (12 V-st)

Round 3:  Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space (counts as 1st V-st), V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round, *V-st into next 2 V-st, V-st into next space between two V-st of previous round* 5 times, V-st into next V-st; join with sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (18 V-st)

Round 4: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space (counts as 1st V-st), V-st into each V-st around; join with sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (18 V-st)

Round 5: Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space (counts as 1st V-st), *V-stitch into next space between 2 V-st, V-st into next 4 V-st* 4 times, V-st into next V-st; join with sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (22 V-st)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st (each dc and each ch-1 space) around; join with sl st to 1st sc. (66 sc)

Round 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *skip 4 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc* around, ending with ch 3; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (6 pattern repeats) 

Round 8: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *skip 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc* around, ending with ch 3; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 9: same as Round 8.

Round 10: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (it’s the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, skip ch-spaces, 3 dc in next dc*  around, ending with 3 dc in next dc. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 11: Sl st to last dc of shell, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, skip next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc* around, ending with 3 dc in next dc. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 12: same as Round 10.

Round 13: sl st to last dc of shell, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in space between next 2nd and 3rd dc (it’s the space between two shells), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc* around, ending with ch 3. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 14: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *skip 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc* around, ending with ch 3; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 15: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 dc, *2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 6 dc* around, ending with 2 sc in ch-3 space. Join round with sl st. (66 sc)

Round 16: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each sc around; join round with sl st. (122 hdc)

Round 17: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each hdc around; join round with sl st. (244 hdc)

Fasten off.  

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

White Spider Lace Crochet Baby Blanket or Christening Shawl with Wide Ruffled Trim





Does this spider stitch looks familiar to you? It might be because you've seen the tutorial for it that I shared recently. 





This stitch is perfect for a light baby blanket or a christening baby shawl. 

The size of my finished blanket is about 40 by 31 inches. But it can easily be made in a different size. 

I used Snuggly Wuggly Big! yarn by Loops & Threads. And I worked with a size G/6 (4.25 mm) hook.



I'm sure an advanced crocheted could easily make this blanket simply from the stitch pattern

But also, my full detailed pattern is available in my shops: 




Happy crocheting! 

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Watermelon Toddler Summer Dress, My New Crochet Pattern




It's summer time! 

Time for bright sun dresses! 

This one is for a toddler girl, 12-18 months old. 

It's made of light cotton and acrylic blend yarn (Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns).


It's made of ripples and lace shells in between. Quite easy!

And quick!




My new pattern is available in my shops:





Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the summer!

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