Small – Inner flower

pattern

Cook size 3mm. Cotton yarn. Ch 8 and form a ring with 1 sl st into first ch.
ROUND 1: 16 dc into the ring.
ROUND 2: ch 4 (= 1 dc + ch 1), *1dc, ch 1 *, repeat from *-* all the way round and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 16 dc with 1 ch between each.
ROUND 3: ch 3, Into next 1ch space work 2dc, dc into dc of the previous round, ch3, dc into dc of the previous round, into next 1ch space work 2dc, dc into dc of the previous round, repeat till you have 8 clusters with 4dc. Sl st into 3rd chain from beg of round. Fasten off.
ROUND 4: attach a new color into any 3ch space. Chain 3+3dc+3ch+4dc into first 3ch space. In remaining seven 3ch spaces work 4dc+3ch+4dc. Sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 5: sl st until you reach 3 ch space. Chain 3+3dc+3ch+4dc into first 3ch space. Into space between two petals work 4dc. In next 3ch spaces work 4dc+3ch+4dc. Repeat. Fasten off.

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Chevron blanket / part II

Zig-zags of dark and light grey together with the white run through this classic ripple afghan. It is  going to look stylish in modern home. I crocheted it with 3mm hook and used 700gr of cotton yarn. Measures 80x120cm.

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ripple rolled

I loved crocheting this pattern, it’s relatively simple, rhythmic and soothing. The written pattern is available HERE and for the graphic pattern see the photo bellow.

chevron pattern

CHRISTMAS BALL

My big crochet Christmas project this year is red and white Christmas tree.

crochet Xmas ball

GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES…

Red and white cotton yarn

3.0 mm crochet hook

darning needle

scissors

ABBREVIATIONS (US terms)

ch – chain

slst – slip stitch

hdc – half double crochet

I worked this pattern in rounds, using two separate half circles to cover the ball. The two pieces are then slip stitched together.

ROUND 1

Ch4. Sl st into the first chain to form a ring. Ch 2, work 9 hdc into the ring (10 stitches in total). Join with a sl st to the 2nd chain.

 

 

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ROUND 2

Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc 2 times into each stitch (20 stitches total). Join with a sl st to the 2nd chain.
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ROUND 3

Ch 2 (counts as stitch). *Hdc 2 times in the next stitch and hdc once into the next stitch. Repeat from * around (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.

round 3

ROUND 4

Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.

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ROUND 5

Ch 2 (counts as stitch). *Hdc in the next two stitches and 2hdc once into the next stitch. Repeat from * around (40 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.

round 5

ROUND 6-8

Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (40 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2n chain.

Repeat rounds 1-8 for the second half of the ornament.

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ASSEMBLY

Place the crochet half circles on the ball and pull it down as far as it will go. Line your joining seams for both halves to make your ornament look best..Sl st into the (back) loops of every stitch around the ornament.

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Decorate your Christmas tree!

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