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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Yarn painting

Have you ever painted with yarns? Have you already tried tapestry crochet technique?

cross crochet

Basically you crochet with two or more colors of yarn traveling the other color always along “inside” the stitches. Tapestry crochet allows you to create a piece of crochet that plays with color changes and flat patterns.

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For some great tutorials and inspirations visit:

LittleWoollie 

MyPoppet 

Lebenslustuger

Christmas Medallions Pattern

I love Christmas trees, Christmas lights and Christmas ornaments more than any other part of any other holiday.

My ornament collection keeps growing! I am so excited to add these sweet crocheted medallions to my Christmas ball and vintage snowflake granny.

crochet medallion

Elegant in spirit, these pretty little medallions look wonderful on my tree and also on spare winter branch.

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Pretty ornaments made with your own two hands seem to me to embody the very spirit of Christmas!

It will only take 10 minutes of your day. What do you say?

crochet medallions

1st Round: start with a magic ring and work (1dc, ch1) 12 times inside the ring; (12dc and ch1-spaces)

2nd Round:  in every ch1-space work dc3tog [Yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times, ch3,  fasten off (12 dc3tog and 12 ch3-spaces)

3rd Round (new color): in every ch3-space work 4dc, fasten off (48dc)

I made a hook by crocheting 12 chains.

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

Snowflake granny pattern

Snowflake granny is perfect holiday projects. Crochet yourself a garland to string over the mantle; embellish your holiday gifts with a snowflake granny; use it as Christmas tree ornaments; really, there are so many uses! Did I mention that only take about 20 minutes to make one?

snow flake granny

With white yarn Ch 6, sl st to the first ch to make a ring.

ROUND 1

Ch 5, count as tr+2ch, *1tr, 2ch* 7 times, sl st to 3rd chain of beginning chain 5, in total 8tr

ROUND 2

Sl st inti the first ch2 space. Ch3+3tr cluster into the same ch2 space, ch5, *4tr cluster into the next ch2 space, ch5. Repeat * 7 times. Sl st into the top of the first 3tr cluster. Fasten off.

ROUND 3

Join red color into top of any tr cluster, ch 1, doesn’t count as a stitch.  *1dc into the same space, ch2, 1tr into the tr of the first round, ch2, repeat *7 times. Sl st into the ch1 of the beginning of the round.

ROUND 4

Sl st into the ch2 space. 1dc into the same space, ch 3, dc into the next ch2 space, ch3 around, in total 16 dc and 16 ch3 spaces.

ROUND 5

Sl st into the ch3 space. Ch 3, count as tr, work another tr, ch 2 and 2tr, all in the same space. You made a corner. *Ch 2, dc in next 3ch space, ch3, dc in next ch3 space, ch 3, dc in next ch3 space,ch 2, 2tr+2ch+2tr in next ch3 space. Follow this* scheme round.

If you want your square to have a diamond shape rather than square one, block it by stretching two diagonal corners.

ball and granny

Pattern and photo tutorial for Christmas ball is HERE!

bow

Chevron Blanket

Chevron patterns should be on every crocheters to do list. They create amazing design patterns and look great for all kinds of projects.There’s something captivating and thrilling about the way the ripple effect makes the colors hop and jump.

ripple afghan

For this blanket I used this pattern:

Foundation Row: Chain a multiple of 14 stitches + 2 stitches (I crocheted 182+2) and used crochet hook of 3mm.

Row 1:  2 dcs in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in each of the next 3 stitches, dc3tog 2 times, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, 3 dcs in next st 2 times*; repeat from * to * across, ending with 3 dcs in last ch.

Row 2:  Ch 2. Turn.  2 dcs in first dc, * dc in each of the next 3 stitches, dc3tog 2 times, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, 3 dcs in next st 2 times *; repeat from * to * across, ending with 3 dcs in turning ch.

Repeat row 2 until blanket is to desired length.

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Halloween mandala – free pattern

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1st Round: start with a magic ring (or ch 5 and sl st into the first chain to make a ring). Work 15dc inside the ring, sl st

2nd Round: work 2dc in each dc of previous round, sl st

3rd Round: work 2dc, 1dc alternately, (total 45dc)

4th Round: work 4ch, skip 2st, sc in third dc, repeat (total 15 ch4 spaces)

5th Round: in every ch4-space work 5hdc,

6th Round: sl st to the center of 5hdc group (in third hdc), work 5ch and sc in the center of the next 5hdc group

7th Round: in every ch5-space work 7hdc,

8th Round sl st to the center of 7hdc group (in fifth hdc), work 6ch and sc in the center of the next 7hdc group

9th Round in every ch6-space work 9hdc, sl st. Finish off.

10th Round (yellow): work 5ch, skip 3st, sc in fourth hdc (total 34 ch5 spaces)

11th Round (new color): work (2ch, 7hdc, 2ch) in every ch5-space. Finish off, and weave in all the loose ends.

#ColorKeeper pillow

A wonderful crocheted pillow case, both to make, have or give, made with fresh looking colors.

My #ColorKeeper pillow pattern & step-by-step tutorial is finally available.

crochet pillow 1

The pattern is very detailed. It has 18 pages, more than 40 photos, detailed instructions on how to make flower square, how to join the squares and how to make a back with envelope opening. The pattern is written using U.S. crochet terms, and it’s available only in English.

content of tutorial

If you like the pillow case, the pattern is available here. If you have any questions or difficulties with the pattern, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

crochet pillow