Monday, 8 June 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - FREE PATTERN #3

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Hello Week #3 of Crochet Vintage



I do hope you had some fun with Week #2 the SUMMER Crazy Vee stitch pattern.  I have used the Crazy Vee stitch to make a small shoulder bag, and I only need to finish the strap and it will be all done.  You can check my Facebook Page for the updates here.

This week #3, I have a very easy stitch pattern for you from my vintage 1970's stitch patterns collection.  Hope you have just as much fun with this week's stitch SUMMER Arches as you had with last week's Crazy Vee

This SUMMER ARCHES stitch pattern is really simple, once you start you won't be able to put it down, it is ever so easy, and BEST of all you can change colour in any row.  


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I suggest you first crochet the swatch in one colour to get a handle on the stitch pattern and then go crazy changing colours and have some fun!

Give this stitch pattern a try, and let me know what you think about the SUMMER Arches, and how and where you would use it.

For the instruction photos I used Hayfield Baby Chunky by Sirdar so you can see the stitches a bit better.  However, my preference for this stitch pattern is Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK, (I have included some photos of the cotton samples).  Naturally, for this stitch pattern, you can use any thickness yarn or thread you have to hand.  


Are you ready to join me?  Let's play and have some Crochet Vintage fun! 

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LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - SUMMER Arches 


Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #3, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

YARN: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK
HOOK: E-4 (3.5mm)
NOTIONS: Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY: Easy

TENSION/GAUGE:  Not critical to this pattern.  
If using other yarn please use recommended hook on yarn label.

PATTERN NOTES: Swatch instructions are for one (1) colour. You can change colour every row OR every other row.

This swatch pattern - uses multiples of 4sts (plus 6 for foundation row),   ie. 5 x 4 = 20;  20 + 6 = 26.  

You need to know how to crochet flat.  Colour change is optional. Stitch guide:  single crochet, double crochet.

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.



With MC, 3.5mm hook 

Foundation Row:  Ch26.

Row 1:  1dc in 10th ch from hook, *ch3, skip 3ch, 1dc in next ch, rep from * to end.  TURN

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Row 2:  Ch5 (counts as 1dc, ch2), *1sc in 2nd ch of ch3-sp, ch2, 1dc in next dc, ch2, rep from * to end, ending with ch2, skip 1ch, 1sc in next ch, ch2, skip 1ch, 1dc in next ch.  TURN.

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Row 3:  Ch6 (counts as 1dc, ch3) *1dc in next dc, ch3, rep from * to end, ending with 1dc in 3rd ch of ch5.  TURN

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Continue pattern repeating Rows 2 and 3 for desired length.

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CHANGING COLOUR
Change the look of the pattern stitch, by changing colour in every row or every other row or just use one (1) colour.  Always your choice.  Remember to turn work at end of each row.

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SUMMER Arches using WENDY Supreme Luxury Cotton DK

Have some fun with this SUMMER ARCHES stitch pattern!

BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 

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Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.

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