Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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Crochet Pastel Circle in a Square Motif - free pattern and video tutorial!



Learn how to crochet this very simple yet effective ombre pastel Circle in a Square motif. With it's very pretty lacy scalloped edging, it would make for the most beautiful baby blanket or throw. Super easy pattern!

In the YouTube video, I also show you how to join as you go (JAYG method) for joining these squares. This pattern works with ANY YARN and ANY HOOK SIZE 😉







📌 MATERIALS:

4mm Crochet Hook

Yarn used: Stylecraft Special DK

Shades: (in order from yellow center of circle outwards) Lemon, Apricot, Candyfloss, Clematis, Wisteria, White (or Palma Violet as shown in video)

📌 Pattern:

Round 1: into a Magic Ring, Chain 3 (counts as dc + ch1) then *dc, ch1* x 11. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd ch of initial ch3.  {12 dc + 12 ch1 spaces}

Round 2: Join new colour to any ch1 space from round below.

Ch2 (counts as dc) dc into same space, ch1. Then *2dc, ch1* in each ch1 sp from the round below. Join with ss to top of initial ch2.  {12 groups of 2dc + 12 ch1 spaces}

Round 3: Join new colour to any ch1 space from round below.

Ch2 (counts as dc) 2dc into same space, ch1. Then *3dc, ch1* in each ch1 sp from the round below. Join with ss to top of initial ch2. {12 groups of 3dc + 12 ch1 spaces}

Round 4: Join new colour to any ch1 space from round below.

Ch2 (counts as dc) 3dc into same space, ch1. Then *4dc, ch1* in each ch1 sp from the round below. Join with ss to top of initial ch2. {12 groups of 4dc + 12 ch1 spaces}

Round 5: Join new colour to any ch1 space from round below.

Ch2 (counts as dc) 4dc into same space, ch1. Then *5dc, ch1* in each ch1 sp from the round below. Join with ss to top of initial ch2. {12 groups of 5dc + 12 ch1 spaces}

Round 6: Join new colour to any ch1 space from round below. This round turns your circle into a square. To join as you go, on the sides, substitute out ch1 for ss. ( ch1, ss, ch1 for corners)

Ch2 (counts as dc) 3dc into same space, ch1. 4dc, ch1 into next ch1 sp (SIDE). 4tr, ch3, 4tr, ch1 into next ch1 sp (CORNER)

*[4dc, ch1(SIDE)], [4dc, ch1 (SIDE)], [4tr, ch3, 4tr, ch1 (CORNER)]*  til end, join with ss to top of initial ch2.



Got a question? Just shout!

Happy Crocheting 😀

Robin x


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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Crochet Puff Flower Circle in a Square Motif - free pattern and video tutorial!


Learn how to crochet this beautiful crochet puff circle in a square motif and join as you go with a very pretty lacy edge. This motif would look stunning in a cotton yarn and would make for a gorgeous shawl - blocking your project will really make the delicate lacy join stand out.

The puff stitch is one of my favourites and has such great texture!

Used with soft acrylic yarn, it makes for the most squishy blanket. A versatile motif which I hope you will enjoy!

Scroll for the written pattern 😀






Yarn Used:

Ice Yarn Magic Light (a great substitute would be Hayfield Spirit DK)
Scheepjes Colour Crafter (available here)

4.5mm Hook

USA Stitch Terms 

Abbreviations


MR = Magic Ring
Ch = chain
Sp = space

Beg Puff = Beginning Puff (yo, into ch sp, yo, pull back through 3 TIMES - 7 Loops on hook - yo, pull through 6 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.)

Puff = (yo, into ch sp, yo, pull back through 4 TIMES - 9 Loops on hook - yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.)

Dc = double crochet
ss = slip stitch


Round 1: 

Into MR, ch4 (which counts as 1dc = ch2)
[*2dc, ch2*] x 7 then end with 1dc, ss to 2nd ch of initial ch4, then ss into the ch2 sp.

 {8 clusters of 2dc with ch2 inbetween}

Round 2: 

ch2, Beg Puff (see abbreviations) ch2, puff into same ch2 sp from round below, ch2.
[*puff, ch2, puff, ch2*] into each ch2 sp from the round below. Join with ss into ch2 sp inbetween the 1st 2 puffs of the round.

{8 clusters of puff ch2 puff with ch2 inbetween - 16 puffs total}

Round 3:

ch2, Beg Puff, ch3.
[*puff, ch3*] into each ch2 sp from the round below. Join with ss into ch3 sp inbetween the 1st 2 puffs of the round.

{16 puffs with ch3 inbetween}


Round 4: Join new yarn to any ch3 sp from round below - for Join As You Go, substitute out one ch from corners and side for a ss to join. Please see video if unsure

ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc in same sp.

into next ch3 sp: *4dc, ch3, ss to front loop of 4th dc, 4dc* CORNER FORMED

sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, sc in next ch3 sp  SIDE FORMED

into next ch3 sp: *4dc, ch3, ss to front loop of 4th dc, 4dc* CORNER 

sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, sc in next ch3 sp  SIDE 

into next ch3 sp: *4dc, ch3, ss to front loop of 4th dc, 4dc* CORNER

sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, sc in next ch3 sp  SIDE 

into next ch3 sp: *4dc, ch3, ss to front loop of 4th dc, 4dc* CORNER 

sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, sc in next ch3 sp. ch5, ss to inital sc to finish.


If you spot any errors in the written pattern please shout! I'd love to see any projects that you make - please tag me on Facebook or Instagram (or use the hashtag #hookedbyrobin)

Happy Crocheting!

Robin x


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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

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How to Crochet Amigurumi Jellyfish Keychain (SUPER FAST) Quick Easy Crochet Project


Looking for a super quick crochet project? Well look no further! You can whip up these guys in under half an hour, perfect for when you need a gift FAST!




Materials:

Yarn Debbi Bliss Lolli (discontinued but some shades still available here: https://amzn.to/2ZQMXJ1 )
3mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
6mm Safety Eyes
Keyring blanks
Large eye needle

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
BLO = back loop only
inc = increase (2sc in same stitch)
inv dec = invisible decrease
*  * repeat the pattern inbetween the asterix  X amount of times
{ X } number of stitches at the end of the round

Work in continuous spiral; do not join your work at the end of the rounds

Written Pattern:

Leave long tail to start

1. Into Magic Ring, 6sc  {6}  Bring long tail of Magic Ring through to the front of the work
2. *inc* x 6 {12}
3. *sc, inc* x 6 {18}
4. *sc, sc, inc* x 6 {24}

Add keyring blank at this point - see video

5, 6, 7 & 8 *sc* x 24 {24}

9. working in BLO, *sc* x 24 {24}

Add eyes and mouth - see video

10. *sc, sc, inv dec* x 6 {18}
11. *sc, inv dec* x 6 {12}

Stuff

12. *inv dec* x 6 {6}

Tendrils and assembly - see video

Make 2 - Ch 45.  {45}
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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

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How to Crochet a Cute Watermelon Slice 🍉 (Simple & Fast to Make!) - free pattern and video tutorial



Crochet along with me to make yourself a happy little watermelon slice! He is the perfect shelf buddy to hang out with when you need cheering up or to feel a little summery 🍉



This kawaii little watermelon is designed as home decor and NOT as a toy so please do not give this to a child! He is made using double crochet and single crochet stitches (USA Terms) so is super simple and fast to make.

Scroll for the written pattern!


 


Materials Needed: 

4mm & 3mm Crochet Hook

Yarn of choice in watermelon colours (2 greens and 1 hot pink) and some pale pink and black for additional features

10mm Safety Eyes

Stuffing


WRITTEN PATTERN

Abbreviations:

MR = Magic Ring
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch

CH = chain

inc = increase (2 dc in same stitch)

* ..... * repeat the pattern between the *

{ X } = number of total stitches at end of round

USA Stitch Terms

Round 1 - using hot pink & 4mm Hook

MR, ch2 (does not count as a stitch) 12 dc into the ring, join with ss to 1st dc of the round {12}

Round 2

ch2 (does not count as a stitch) *inc* x 12, join with ss to 1st dc of the round {24}

Round 3

ch2 (does not count as a stitch) *1dc, inc* x 12, join with ss to 1st dc of the round {36}

Round 4

ch2 (does not count as a stitch) *2dc, inc* x 12, join with ss to 1st dc of the round {48}

Round 5 - using light green

ch2 (does not count as a stitch) *3dc, inc* x 12, join with ss to 1st dc of the round {60}

Round 6 - using dark green

ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc in each stitch around, join with ss to 1st sc of the round {60}

Fold circle in half

Round 7 - ss 2 sides together, pausing to add safety eyes and stuffing (see video)

Enbroider face and seed details

CHEEKS - using 3mm hook

MR, 6sc, ss to join to 1st sc of the round.  Sew to face.



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Saturday, 10 August 2019

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Crochet Little Boy Blue Vintage Baby Blanket | Easy Filet Pattern | Great for Beginners (& Fast!)



This vintage inspired Little Boy Blue Crochet Baby Blanket is a great introduction to filet crochet with a nice easy and fast pattern repeat. Very beginner friendly with a timeless feel - the ideal blanket!

Little Boy Blue Crochet Baby Blanket


 📌 MATERIALS

4mm Crochet Hook

Yarn required: 2 and a bit balls for the main body of the blanket - buy 3 and you'll be covered! Body of the blanket uses: Cygnet Kiddies Kaleidoscope DK

Border uses half a ball of yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter

I buy my yarn from Snufflebean Yarn




Baby Blanket dimensions: approximately 35" x 29" (90cm x 64cm)

Total Rows (including set up row 1) 75

Stitch abbreviations - USA STITCH TERMS:

Dc = Double Crochet
Ch = Chain
Sk = skip
* ..... * = repeat the pattern in between the asterisk symbols

Ch2 turning chain does NOT count as a stitch



WRITTEN PATTERN:   Pattern multiple of 4

Chain 120

Row 1:

Dc into 5th ch from hook. Dc in next 2 chains. *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next 3 chains* until end 5 chains. Ch1, sk1 and end with 1dc in each of the last 4 chains

Row 2:

Ch2, turn. Dc in 1st 2 stitches. *ch1, sk1, dc in next stitch, dc in ch1 space, dc in next stitch* repeat and end with dc in last 2 stitches.

Row 3:

Ch2, turn. DC in 1st 4 stitches. *ch1, sk1, dc in next stitch, dc in ch1 space, dc in next stitch* repeat and end with dc in last 4 stitches.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 for pattern.

End with 75 rows total.


BORDER VIDEO:




If you have any questions about this pattern / spot any errors / notice any typos but holler!

I would absolutely LOVE to see any Cluster Circle Squares you make – please feel free to tag me in your photos on Instagram (I am @puddnhead) or post them to my Facebook page here! <3

Happy crocheting! Robin x
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