Colourful picture frames

Display your loved ones in colourful crochet frames and use all those left over yarns in your stash.

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(Project: Vrouekeur Magazine 2014)

What you need:

Elle Pure Natural Cotton DK (50 g balls): small quantities in different colours

3.5 mm crochet hook

Metal bangles

Photos

Felt material

Glue gun with glue stick or strong craft

Needle, scissors, stitch markers

 

Size of the inner frame

7 cm in diameter

 

Abbreviations (American teriminology)

beg – begin

ch – chain stitch

cl – cluster

dc – double crochet

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sc – single crochet stitch

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

 

Pattern:

Red, turquoise and lime green frame:

 

With 3,5 mm hook and colour 1, crochet 72 (or multiples of 6) sc around bangle, close with ss in 1st sc. Place marker in this stitch, because there is no turning in the rounds.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in back loop of every sc, ss in 1st sc.

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in the back loop of every sc, ss in 1st sc.

Rnd 3: *4 ch, ss in the same st, 1 sc in the back loop of next 6 sc, rep from * to end, ss in beg 4 ch.

Rnd 4: 3 ch, (2 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc) in 4 ch loop, 1 ch, *(3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc) in the next 4 ch loop, 1 ch, rep from * to end, ss in top of beg 3 ch.

Rnd 5: *2 ch, (3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc) in 1 ch sp, 2 ch, 1 sc in the next 1 ch sp, rep from * to end, ending with 1 sc in 1 ch sp. Fasten off.

 

Green and pink frame:

With 3,5 mm hook and colour 1, crochet 80 (or multiples of 10) sc around bangle, close with ss in 1st sc. Place marker in this stitch, because there is no turning in the rounds.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in back loop of every sc, ss in 1st sc.

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in the back loop of every sc, ss in 1st sc.

Rnd 3: *6 ch, skip 4 sc, 1 sc in next st, rep from * to end, ss in beg ch.

Rnd 4: *4 ch, 1 sc in 6 ch loop, (3 ch, 2 dc cl, 3 ch, ss in sc) 3 times in the same sc, 4 ch, 1 sc in next 6 ch loop, 3 ch, ss in 1st ch (= picot), rep from * to end. Fasten off.

 

Orange frame:

With 3,5 mm hook and colour 1, crochet 72 (or multiples of 8) sc around bangle, close with ss in 1st sc. Place marker in this stitch, because there is no turning in the rounds.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in back loop of every sc, ss in 1st sc.

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in the back loop of every sc, ss in 1st sc.

Rnd 3: *5 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, rep from *to end, ending with ss in beg ch.

Rnd 4: 4 ch, [(1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc] in the same 5 ch loop, *skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, [(1 dc, 1 ch) 4 times, 1 dc in 5 ch loop], rep from * to end, ending with 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ss in 3rd of beg 4 ch. Fasten off.

 

Finishing:

  1. Cut a felt circle with 8 cm diameter.
  2. Cut a photo of 7 diameter.
  3. Glue the photo onto the felt circle.
  4. Stitch the felt circle onto the back of the frame.

 

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