Friday, 10 November 2017

Christmas Hearts Free Crochet Pattern

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Christmas Hearts sparkling on the Christmas tree
as bright and colourful as can be!
Small ones, big ones, any size will do
lots of sparkling colours will bring you joy too!

This Christmas we are decorating our tree with sparkling crochet hearts! Even though we already have a heart bunting in the lounge room I am making new hearts for the tree. I have received numerous requests for this free pattern over the last few years so I thought it would be nice to share the pattern here with some step-by-step photos as well.

Are you ready to join me? Then grab your hooks and yarn and make as many as you need.  Make them using your favourite colours, and when you finish you can hang them on your tree, or make a bunting and decorate your home during the festive season, or give them as a gift.  You can join two (2) hearts together and attach a brooch backing and pin onto your coat or hat, or decorate your doorknobs and key rings, or make single heart motifs and embellish any other garment. 

You can use any mercerised cotton thread or yarn, originally I made these hearts with Petra Cotton 3 and Petra Cotton 5, which results in smaller delicate hearts, this time I have used Wendy Supreme Sparkle DK, resulting in slightly larger sturdy hearts.

You can substitute the yarn if you wish, just remember to check the YARNSUB website, to get the best match.


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PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy
SIZES: Three (3) sizes - A = Small, B =Medium, C = Large
MEASUREMENTS: approximate
A = Width 2.75in (7cm); Length 2.5in (6.4cm) 
B = Width 3.25in (8.2cm); Length 2.75in (7cm) 
C = Width 3.75in (9.5cm); Length 3.25in (8.2cm)
YARN USED: Wendy Supreme Sparkle DK ● 96% Cotton 4% Metallic ● 100g ● 201m (220 yds)
TENSION: Not critical for this pattern, however, I use smaller hook than recommended on yarn label
NOTIONS: 3mm hook, Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: Hearts are worked in the round. The heart motif can be crochet in three (3) different sizes. Each heart motif grows in size with extra rounds and extra stitches. Make the heart motif in one colour or change colour every round or every other round or just add a contrast edge. Photographs accompany the written instructions of this pattern.

This pattern is written in USA AMERICAN Crochet Terms.


Bobble Stitch Explanation:
The bobble stitch in this pattern is created from a series of double crochet stitches joined at both the top and bottom.  This bobble is made from three (3) incomplete double crochet stitches, joined by a yarn over at the completion of the stitch.  The partial bobble is made from two (2) incomplete double crochet stitches, joined by a yarn over at the completion of the stitch.
How to make partial Bobble (2dc):- YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 of the 3 loops on your hook, [YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops], YO, and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
How to make a Bobble (3dc):- YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 of the 3 loops on your hook, [YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times, YO, and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
[ ] = work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
( ) = work instructions within parenthesis as directed,
different sizes, total stitches
* = repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
** = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions
Ch = chain
ch-sp/s = chain space/s
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
pbo = partial bobble
pBO = partial bobble
bo = bobble
BO = bobble
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.

PATTERN STARTS:

A = SMALL HEART

Rnd 1:  Magic loop, Ch3, 14dc in loop, tighten loop, join with sl st in top of ch3. (14dc)

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Rnd 2:  Ch3, pbo in same st, ch2, skip next st [bo in next st, ch2] 3 times, skip next st, [bo, ch3, bo] in next st, ch2, skip next st, [bo in next st, ch2] 3 times, skip next st, pbo in next st, ch3, sl st in same st as pbo, sl st in next st. 

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Rnd 3:  Work in BL of every st.  Ch1, sc in next and each st around to half way point, 3sc in 2nd ch of ch3 of heart point, sc in each st to end, join with sl st in both loops of ch1.
Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.


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B = MEDIUM HEART

Rnd 1:  Magic loop, Ch3, 16dc in loop, tighten loop, join with sl st in top of ch3. (16dc).

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Rnd 2:  Work in BL of every st.  Ch1, sc in BL of same st, *2sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * to end, ending with 2sc in last st, join with sl st in both loops of ch1.  (24sts)

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Rnd 3:  Ch3, pbo in same st, ch2, skip next st, [bo in next st, ch2] 3 times, skip next st, [bo in next st, ch2, skip next st] twice, [bo, ch3, bo] in next st, ch2, skip next st, [bo in next st, ch2, skip next st] twice, [bo in next st, ch2] 3 times, skip next st, pbo in next st, ch3, sl st in same st as pbo, sl st in next st.

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Rnd 4:  Work in BL of every st.  Ch1, sc in next and each st around, join with sl st in both loops of ch1.
Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.
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C = LARGE HEART

Same as Medium Heart - Work Rnd 1-4, then finish with a Ripple Edge.

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Ripple Edge

Rnd 5:  Work in BL of every st.  Ch1, *sl st in next st, ch1, rep from * to end, join with sl st in both loops of ch1.
Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.

ADDING LOOPS

In last round of heart motif, after joining with sl st in both loops of ch1, work relative number of chains to achieve desired length. 
If using DK/8ply yarn:

A = Small Heart:  Ch25 and join with sl st in same st.
B = Medium Heart:  Ch35 and join with sl st in same st.
C = Large Heart:  Ch45 and join with sl st in same st.

If using 3ply or 4ply yarn:

A = Small Heart:  Ch40 and join with sl st in same st.
B = Medium Heart:  Ch50 and join with sl st in same st.
C = Large Heart:  Ch60 and join with sl st into same st.

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JOIN TWO HEARTS TOGETHER

Make two hearts of same size - Small, Medium or Large.  Make first heart and omit the last round.  Cut yarn and hide ends.  Make second heart up to the last round stage, DO NOT CUT YARN, face wrong sides of hearts together, and following instructions for last round, join the two hearts working in the BL of each st.  Remember to hide yarn ends of second heart before you join the two hearts.

CONTRAST COLOUR CHANGE

Change to contrast colour in any round, for example:
Change colour each round.
Change colour every two rounds
Change colour for last round only 

BUNTING CHAIN

*Ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook, rep from * to desired length.  Cut yarn and leave a 4in tail to hang the bunting.  Or cut yarn and hide yarn ends and use the loops of the chain to hang the bunting.

Attaching heart motifs to bunting chain:  using the loop on the heart motif, thread from the back to front through bunting loop, pull heart motif through the chain loop and tighten.

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Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Knit me a Vintage Lace Scarf

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Baby Fern Scarf is an easy vintage lace knit pattern with the cast on edge lightly scalloped. I started to knit the scarf prior to our trip up north last week. Naturally, I took the knitting with me expecting to knit a bit during the evenings but somehow never even took the knitting out of my suitcase, obviously, I was too exhausted from our daily exploring of historic sites to contemplate any knitting in the evening. However, now I am back home and ready to finish this delightful little project and I thought it would be great to share this elegant lace pattern with you, thinking you may want to try it yourself.

I have estimated the length of the scarf based on remaining yarn weight, so when I finish the scarf it should be approx. 75in (190cm) in length. I will definitely post a photo of the finished scarf here and on Ravelry when it is done.

I decided to use this vintage baby fern stitch for my new knit scarf for this winter, and I thought it would be interesting to use a colour-changing yarn. I also wanted to experiment with new yarns I haven't tried before.

Hayfield Spirit DK is a lovely self-striping double knitting yarn, it comes in a range of amazing colourful shades, including mixes of beautiful neutrals and more vibrant ones too. I chose a lovely pinky, peachy, browny, grey colour because it reminded me of the autumn leaves, the colour on the label is Grace 404


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Hayfield Spirit DK is 80% Acrylic and 20% Wool and for those of you who prefer to machine wash your knit garments, this yarn is machine washable.   Hayfield Spirit DK yarn comes in 100g balls so I am hoping I will be able to make this Baby Fern Scarf from just one (1) ball. 


PATTERN DETAILS:

Difficulty:  Easy Intermediate
Size: One (1) size
Measurements: approx. Length 75in (190cm) Width 7.5in (19cm)
Yarn used: Hayfield Spirit DK ● 80% Acrylic 20% Wool ● 100g ● 377yd (345m)
Needles:  4.5mm
Notions: Yarn needle
Pattern Notes: Scarf is worked flat. This pattern includes basic lace stitches and a repetitive stitch pattern. You need to know how to purl and knit, knit two together, slip stitch, pass slip stitch over, yarn around needle.

You can substitute the yarn if you wish, just remember to check the YARNSUB website, to get the best match.


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Baby Fern Scarf Instructions: 


This scarf pattern uses multiples of 12sts plus 9.

Cast on 36 + 9 = 45sts

Row 1-4: Purl
Row 5: P4, K1, P1, *K2tog, K2, yrn, K1, yrn, K2, sl1p, K1, psso, P1, K1, P1, rep from * to last 3sts, P3
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: P4, K1, P1, *K2tog, K1, yrn, K3, yrn, K1, sl1p, K1, psso, P1, K1, P1, rep from * to last 3sts, P3
Row 8: Purl
Row 9P4, K1, P1, *K2tog, yrn, K5, yrn, sl1p, K1, psso, P1, K1, P1, rep from * to last 3sts, P3
Row 10: Purl

Repeat Rows 5-10 for required length.

Finish with three (3) purl rows, cast off.


Knitting Abbreviations
Abbreviation
Description
Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
p2tog
purl 2 stitches together
( )
work instructions within parentheses in the place directed
psso
pass slipped stitch over
* *
repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
rep
repeat/s
*
repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
rnd/s
round/s
approx
approximately
RS
right side
beg
begin/beginning
sl
slip
CC
contrasting colour
sl1k
slip 1 knitwise
cm
centimetre/s
sl1p
slip 1 purlwise
CO
cast on
sl st
slip stitch/es
dec
decrease/decreases/decreasing
st/s
stitch/es
dpn
double pointed needle/s
tbl
through back loop
g
grams
tog
together
inc
increase/increases/increasing
WS
wrong side
k or K
knit
wyib
with yarn in back
k2tog
knit 2 stitches together
wyif
with yarn in front
m
metre/s
yd
yard/s
M1
make one stitch
yfwd
yarn forward
MC
main color
yo
yarn over
mm
millimetre/s
yrn
yarn around needle
p or P
purl


Abbreviations List © 2017 Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet. All rights reserved.


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Enjoy!
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