Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Crochet Polar bear hat

Since I saw the polar bear hat pattern on Repeatcrafterme, I wanted to make one for my son.
And here it is....


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Crochet Hook case - Pattern

For a long time, my crochet hooks have been lying around. I was searching for the right pattern and finally, I combined 2 to 3 patterns and came up with my own !! 

Now, on to the hook case

I made the front piece following this tutorial. But I adjusted it to suit my needs. Since I wanted a rolled up case, I omitted the spine part of the tutorial. For the smaller hooks, I used dc stich to create the hook pocket and for 5.5 mm and 6 mm hooks, I used tr crochet stitch instead of the double crochet stitch.
For the cutter's pocket, I did, sc, tr, dc, hdc to form a bigger pocket.

I used the start pattern for the back part of the case and a small strip made of sc for the top part.


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Step by Step Photo Tutorial - Wavy shell blanket

Finally, I managed to compile a photo tutorial for the wavy shell blanket.


Work in next 7 stitches. *Yarn over, insert hookin next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 6  more times, yarn over and draw through all 8 loops on hook. ( Refer images )

The no of chains pattern is 20, 28, 36, 44, 52, 60, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 156, 164, 172, 180.......

I have made a sample with 20 chains. For the blanket you can increase the number of chains.

Chain 20

Row 1  : 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, skip next 3 chs, sc in next ch,  *skip next 3 chs, 7dc in next ch, skip next 3 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across to last 4 chs, skip next 3 chs, 4 dc in last ch., turn

Row 2 : Change yarn color, ch1, turn, sc in first dc, ch3, work cluster, ch3, *sc in next dc, ch3,work cluster, ch3, repeat from * across to last st, sc in top of beggining ch.

Cluster starts here 

Cluster stitch completed 

Row 3 : ch1, turn, 4 dc in first sc, sc in next cluster, *7dc in next sc, sc in next cluster, repeat from * to last sc, 4 dc in last sc.

Repeat row 2 and 3 with different color yarn.

Note :
You can make 5dc or 9 dc too, Accordingly, adjust the number of chains.

For the blanket, I have used 5 dcs.