Friday, 23 February 2018

8 PETAL GIANT FLOWER..Requested pattern


A requested pattern from 20111... Took some finding lol

GIANT 8 PETAL PATTERN
2 Strands of dk slightly different colours
6mm hook
this flower can be made with Aran and 5mm hook or 
dk and 4mm hook but will be considerable smaller


magic circle
ROUND 1: ch2 [counts as first dc] 11dc into circle pull tight. [12dc]
ROUND 2: Att new col. ch2 [counts as first dc] dc into same st, 2 dc into each st, sl st, to complete. [24dc]
ROUND 3: Att. new col. ch2 [counts as first dc] dc in same st, 2dc, in next st, miss next st, ch5, 2dc in next 2sts, ch5, repeat to end sl st, to complete. [8 x ch5 loops]
ROUND 4: Att, 4th col. between the 2 pairs of dc, 8dc, into ch5 loop, sl st between 2 pairs of dc, repeat for each petal.
JOIN AS YOU GO 
Use a sl st, after the 4th dc of each petal to join to sp between 4th and 5th dc of matching flower you want to join it too.

INFILL
Magic Circle
ROUND 1: ch2, 7dc into circle, sl st, to complete. pull tight
ROUND 2: Att. second col. or continue with same col. ch2 [counts as first dc] dc into same st, 2dc in next st, ch1, sl st into first sp to join, ch1, 2dc in next 2 sts, repeat for each section until joined in the hole created by joining 4 flowers together

CHUNKY RUG Pattern
This rug is made with a similar pattern
3 strands of Chunky yarn or 6 strands of DK
12mm hook
Row 1: magic circle with 8 DC (3chain as first DC)(8sts)
Row 2: 2dc in each stich with a chain st between each (16sts)
Row 3: 2dc 3 chain and 2dc in each space
Row 4: 7dc in the loop made by the 3 chain of previous row and sl st in the middle of the 4dc of previous row
use the join as you go method of joining each of the flowers together using 2 petals for each join
Fill-in

the large hole is made up of the 8 petal sides..3 sts each making a total of 24 sts

Row 1: Magic circle with 12 dc (2chain as first dc)
Row 2: 2 dc in each stitch using the join as you go method of sl stitching into the 24 stitches of the petal sides then sl st into the first st to finish off
repeat in the second hole
OPEN CENTRE VERSION
 slightly more open center to the flower so the second round is 
chain 4 as the 1st DC and 1chain space then a DC in every stitch and a chain between each
12 in total then the 
3rd round is 3dc in each chain space
4th round as before
also working in rounds of colour....

ABOVE VARIATION ON SECOND ROUND

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

FINISHING ROUND SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE CAL


PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot




It's Big...
Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]


PART 5: BORDER PATTERN ALMOST COMPLETED

Scrap Granny Ripple almost finished another round and maybe a decorative finishing stitch, but its a lovely BIG blanket going to be perfect in the camper 







HERE

PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot







Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

SCHEEPJES XL SAMPLING...Beautiful yarn

Asked my crochet group on Facebook 
If they had any favourite yarns and their least favourite yarns. Its led to me doing a sample wash test on Scheepjes XL...

Love the yarn myself and felt i needed to share this post after doing a wash test on a small sample of 3 colours of this Cotton/acrylic yarn that i love


BEFORE WASHING: slightly hairy look to this yarn

AFTER WASHING
actually found the 'hairiness had disappeared


RESULTS ARE:
I love the yarn, it crochets beautifully, used the recommended 5mm hook, it's soft and the Stonewash look is fabulous. 

A 70% Cotton, 30% acrylic yarn, washed on a 20deg, wash.
For a cotton yarn it is, quite 'hairy' but wasn't a problem to work with at all.

After washing most of the hairiness seemed to have disappeared....which really surprised me

After washing close ups

I have no problem with recommending this yarn to any Hooker no signs of pilling at all.

Hope that helps anyone wanting to buy this yarn 

PART 5 & 6: SRAP GRANNY SHELL RIPPLE CAL BORDER


PART 5: BORDER

Decided to keep going with GS, [3dc in one stitch], for the border. 

Its almost one GS in every space/stitch, but not quite....one granny shell in every space across the end panels works fine, 
with 3dc, ch3, 3dc in all corners. 

But across the end of the ripple centre panel and down the half end panels, 1gs, in every space was 'frilly'......

Starting at the corner 3dc, ch3, 3dc, 
gs, in next 8sp, 
gs, next sp [3gs already in there]
 1gs in next 4 sp,

 miss next join sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss next sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss the next sp, 
gs in 2sp, miss one is done 5times,


 miss the next sp,
gs in the centre sp of the centre ripple panel,


repeat in reverse
 miss the fist sp, gs in next 2sp, repeating 5 times, 
 miss the join sp, 
then gs in next 14sp, 
3dc ch3 3dc in next corner.

across ends on panels there are 55gs
across end of ripple there are 51gs 

ROUND 2+: Add as many rounds as you want or have scrap yarn for.
GS in every sp, gs, ch3, gs, in corners.

Managed to add 4 rounds of granny shells, green, blue /green purple it changes as it goes around, rose, and burnt orange.

still to add: Red, cream, black and cream again if i have enough









PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot







Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]