Friday, September 15, 2017

Lacy Pineapple Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern


I don't know why, but I can no longer stick with reading the old-fashioned way, you know, when you have an actual paper book! The last book I checked out from my local library, I returned half-read. 





I don't like that! Reading used to be a great way to relax and escape the world for me. I want to go back to it. I want to start reading again.





I made myself a new crochet bookmark. Isn't it pretty? 

I'll keep it on my dresser as a decoration and a reminder of how pleasant and calming reading can be. And hopefully, I will be using it in a book soon!





Pineapple Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © September, 2017


Skill Level: Beginner
Measurements: about 12 inches long, 3 inches wide

Materials:

Steel hook 1.25 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10, such as Aunt Lydia's, small amount

Gauge: not very important, but the tighter you crochet, the better your bookmark will look

Abbreviations:

ch: chain
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
dc3-tog: 3 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 3 cluster)
* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as stated  

Ch 4.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch count as 1st dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in same 4th ch from hook; turn. 

Rows 2-16: sl st to ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in same ch-2 space; turn. (one shell).

Row 17: sl st to ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in same ch-2 space; turn. (double shell).

Row 18: sl st to ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in same ch-2 space, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in next ch-2 space; turn. (two shells).

Row 19: sl st to ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in same ch-2 space (beginning shell made), dc in space between two shells of previous row, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) all in next ch-2 space (ending shell made); turn. (two shells and 1 dc between them).

Row 20: beginning shell, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ending shell, turn.

Row 21: beginning shell, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ending shell, turn.

Row 22: beginning shell, 9 dc in next ch-3 space, ending shell, turn.

Row 23-24: beginning shell, dc in 1st dc of dc-9 group, *ch 1, dc in next dc* eight times, ending shell, turn.

Row 25: beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-1 space, *ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-1 space* eight times, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 26: beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in ch-2 space between 1st and 2nd clusters, *ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space* six times, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 27 beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in ch-2 space between 1st and 2nd clusters, *ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space* five times, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 28: beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in ch-2 space between 1st and 2nd clusters, *ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space* four times, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 29: beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in ch-2 space between 1st and 2nd clusters, *ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space* three times, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 30: beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in ch-2 space between 1st and 2nd clusters, *ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space* two times, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 31: beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in ch-2 space between 1st and 2nd clusters, ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 32: beginning shell, ch 2, dc3-tog in ch-2 space between two clusters, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 33: beginning shell, ch 2, ending shell, turn.

Row 34: sl st to ch-2 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-2 space,  3 dc in ch-2 space of next shell. Fasten off. 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Puff Triangles Afghan, Lapgan, Baby Blanket, New Crochet Pattern





I haven't crocheted much recently as so many things are happening in my life right now (some good, some bad, and some just scary). 

Then one day I felt a crochet itch. I felt crocheting and doing nothing else.

So I crocheted! I made this blanket in two days only!




I worked with size H/8 (5 mm) hook and Soft Baby Steps yarn by Red Heart. One would think that because of all those puffs, the texture would be dense. But no, the blanket came out soft and airy. 





The pattern can easily be adjusted to any size and made in one, two, or more colors!

My new pattern is available on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry. Please, like/favor to help me promote it. Thank you!



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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