Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!



Wishing each and every one of you
lots of love, joy and happiness
and most of all peace
May you enjoy your Christmas celebrations
with family and friends
May all your dreams and wishes 
come true
in the coming New Year!

See you again in 2015



FREE CROCHET PATTERNS - MOST popular are SHOWN BELOW

(you can click on the photo and you will be taken to the pattern download)

DMC HEARTS

PEARL GIFT BAG
STARRY STARRY NIGHT

SIMPLE BEANIE
SEASIDE DOILY
NEWBORN HAT


CHEERS TO ALL!


Barbara and her darling Keith




Sunday, 21 December 2014

ROBUSTUS Slippers for Men FREE CROCHET PATTERN




I designed these robust slippers in 2012/2013 for my husband and then made a pair for my son, and a few pairs as gifts for the men in our extended family, as well as a pair or two for myself.  What I love about this crochet slipper pattern is the sturdy construction which makes them longer lasting and just the perfect slipper design for men (although I wear them too so I suppose they are also perfect for women).



I just finished making a new pair for my husband and myself in time for Christmas.  These slippers are just perfect for taking with us to all the family gatherings over the Christmas season.  I prefer to take my shoes off when indoors, so these slippers will be ideal whilst we spend many hours celebrating, feasting and enjoying time with family.



Which leads me to the next step, HOW to make these SLIPPERS.  

I am going to release this pattern FREE of charge for now, and then in the New Year it will be a PAY pattern.  (Offer ends 12 January 2015)
So in the meantime, ENJOY!


ROBUSTUS MAN SLIPPERS PATTERN

AVAILABLE

FROM MY ONLINE STORES


RAVELRY,   CRAFTSY,   ETSY





PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
SIZES:  Men S/M/L
YARN USEDARAN Wool 100% 2 colours
NOTIONS:  H-8 (5mm) hook, Yarn needle



ROBUSTUS MAN SLIPPERS PATTERN

AVAILABLE


FROM MY ONLINE STORES


RAVELRY,   CRAFTSY,   ETSY




Copyright © 2008  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  


May you all have a jolly Christmas
and 
A Happy New Year !


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Thursday, 13 November 2014

STARBURSTS, SWIRLS and STARSHINE - Free Pattern

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Originally I made these with white,  yellow and gold thread, however I recently was asked for some star decos in other colours.  Of course I thought why not - and I have decided to share the colour process including step by step photos with you all here!  So grab your thread or yarn and hooks and lets start!

STARBURSTS

Change colour whenever you like.

Skill Level:
Easy
Yarn:   
Cotton DK 8ply  ●  #3  ●  Light weight
Hook
E-4 (3.5mm)
Stitches:
single, double, half double, treble crochet
Gauge/Tension:
Not critical for this pattern
Measurements:
Vary depending on yarn and hook
Terminology:
USA - American crochet terms

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Rnd 1:  Magic loop, Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9dc in loop, join with sl st in BL of ch3. (10sts)




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Increase Rnd
Rnd 2Ch 1, 2sc in BL of same st, 2sc in BL of next st and every st to end, join with sl st in ch1. (20sts) 


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Mini Star Points Rnd
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Rnd 3 *Ch3, sc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st, rep from * to end.  (10 mini star points)

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Medium Star Points Rnd

Working behind mini star points


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Rnd 4:  Sl st in 1st skipped st under 1st mini star from previous rnd, *Ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, skip next mini star, sl st in next skipped st under next mini star, rep from * to end (5 medium star points)

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1st Star Edge

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Crochet along edge of star points just made as follows:
Rnd 5: Sc in next 4sts, *2sc in top of star point, sc in BL of next 4sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with skip last st, join with sl st in next st.

2nd Star Edge

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Working in BL of every st
Rnd 6:  Ch1, sc in BL of next 4sts, *[sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, (top of star point), sc in BL of next 3sts, sc3tog, sc in BL of next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with sl st in last st and join with sl st in both loops of ch1.
Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.


Now make as many as you like. 


You can download the FREE pdf PATTERN which includes all three (3) motifs

StarburstsSwirls and Starshine

from my online stores

RAVELRY OR  CRAFTSY 

(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download DOES NOT include these step by step photos)



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THIS TIME just for a bit of fun, I have decided to join two starbursts together.


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Join with Sc in BL of each motif, 2sc in star point, and sc2tog in base of star points.


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USA American CROCHET Terms
Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
**
repeat the instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
( )
work instructions within brackets as directed, different sizes, total stitches
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
BL
back loop
CC
contrast colour
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
dc
double crochet
FL
front loop
hdc
half double crochet
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble crochet

Copyright © 2008  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.  

TERMS OF USE: All patterns and photographs are protected by UK and International Copyright law. You may not resell or redistribute these patterns in part or in whole. Derivative works are prohibited.  Barbara Summers' patterns may not be used for mass production purposes.

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StarburstsSwirls and Starshine
Three (3) easy crochet motif decorations 
(My favourite free pattern for stars and swirls inspired by Van Gogh's painting "Starry Night")


download the FREE pdf PATTERN

which includes all three (3) motifs

Starbursts, Swirls and Starshine

from my online stores


(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download DOES NOT include these step by step photos)


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
2008 (C) Copyright - All rights reserved.