Blokhulp met Sigeunertop-patroon

Ek ervaar dat mense probleme ondervind om die patrone reg te verstaan of dat hulle sukkel om patrone te lees. Dit lyk amper of dié ‘n werkswinkel kan word! Ek het dit daarom goedgedink om die blokke se foto’s te plaas sodat julle die blokke kan visualiseer terwyl julle dit hekel of die patroon lees.

Die blokpatrone herhaal deurgaans deur die top, dus as jy die al die beginblokke onder die knie het, is die res maklik. As jy vind dat jou aantal rye korrek is, maar dat jou blok nie pas nie, kan dit wees dat jou spanning nie konsekwent is nie. Glo my, dit gebeur gereeld met patrone wat blokke in verskillende patroonsteke het. Pas dan jou aantal rye aan tot die blok pas.

Ek het weer deur elke blokpatroon gegaan en by slegs 2 blokke het ek korreksies aangebring wat dan by die blok aangedui word. Ek vra om verskoning vir die ongerief, maar kan jou waarborg dat die ‘tikfoute’ nie jou top gaan op’stuff’ nie. Dit is menslike foute wat maar insluip omdat dit ‘n baie omvangryke patroon is. Ek laat alles kontroleer, maar daar is altyd die moontlikheid dat iets oorgesien word. Ek sal altyd onthou hoe ek my verhandeling vir my meestersgraad ingehandig het, nadat 5 mense dit gekontroleer het. Die uiteinde – die eksaminator het 15 spelfoute gekry! Tot vandag toe, weet ek nie hoe dit oorgekyk is nie, maar dit gebeur.

Ek vra vriendelik dat indien jy vashaak met ‘n patroon om my persoonlik te inbox of ‘n epos na my te stuur by acaden@mweb.co.za. 90% van die kere uit my ervaring in afgelope 10 jaar van patrone skryf, is dit omdat patrone nie reg gelees word nie. Ek help graag en die wat my werkswinkels bygewoon het, sal weet dat ek ‘n geduldige leermeester is.

Hier is elke blok se patroon:

Blok 1:

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Blok 2:

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Blok 3:

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Blok 4:

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Blok 5:

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Blok 6: korreksie:

1ste ry: 1 lb in 6de ks vanaf pen, *1 ks, slaan 1 ks oor, ….

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Blok 7:

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Blok 8: korreksie:

Herh ry 2-6 nog 2 keer en dan ry 2-3 nog een keer = 18 rye in totaal.

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Blok 9: Korreksie: volg patroon en hekel 11 rye. IMG_4471

Blok 10:

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Blok 11:

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Blok 12:

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Blok 13:

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Blok 14:

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Blok 15:

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Blok 16: IMG_4478

Blok 17:

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Blok 18:

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Blok 19:

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Blok 20:

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Blok 21:

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Blok 22: IMG_4484

Blok 23: IMG_4485

Blok 24:

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Blok 25:

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Blok 26:

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Blok 27:

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Blok 7 agter:

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Blok 8 agter:

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Volle rugkant van top:

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Moroccan Square #1

This the first free Moroccan square pattern in the 9 squares in 9 weeks series. I have worked the squares in Vinnis Nikkim 100% cotton DK, but please feel free to it in any DK yarn of choice in the colours you prefer. I did the squares because of the stash I built up during the years of making books and writing patterns, but I must admit I love the dense texture of Vinnis in squares. I will love to see squares in other yarn as well. There are so many wonderful options and brands to choose from. The pattern is also available in Afrikaans on Vrouekeur’s website and are illustrated with diagrams.

Print

The pattern is rated relative easy – with the assumption that you know the basic crochet stitches. In this pattern you will also use the puff stitch and the spike stitch.

Please use the following link to the free pattern: http://www.vrouekeur.co.za/english/english-patterns/moroccan-crochet-square-1.

Enjoy it and show it!

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.

 

Knee blanket

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Carry your cozy blanket with you with this easy pattern, published in Vrouekeur, 2014. Translation done by Vrouekeur Magazine. For the Afrikaans follow http://www.vrouekeur.co.za.

Materials

Elle Pure Gold-double knitting (100 g balls): 3 balls each Soft Lilac 200, Salmon 205, Phlox 207 and Cabaret 204.

3.75 mm crochet hook

Button

Needle with big eye

 

Size

135 cm x 100 cm

 

Abbreviations

sl st – slip stitch; c/off – cast off; rep – repeat; dc – double crochet; ch st – chain stitch, tr – treble crochet; lp – loop; sp – space; cl – cluster; foll – following

 

Method

Crochet 48 squares: 8 x 6 squares.

1st square

With 1st colour and 3.75 mm crochet hook, start with 8 ch st, sl st in 1st ch st to form ring.

1st round: 3 ch st (= 1st tr), 23 tr in ring, sl st at top in 3 ch st with foll colour. Cast off 1st colour.

2nd round: 4 ch st, (1 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st) 23 times, sl st in 3rd of 4 ch st.

3rd round: 3 ch st, (skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll 1 ch st sp, 11 ch st, 1 dc in same sp, 2 ch st, skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll tr, 2 ch st) 7 times, skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll sp, 11 ch st, 1 dc in same sp, 2 ch st, skip 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll tr, 2 ch st, sl st in 1st ch st from beginning 3 ch st with foll colour. Cast off 2nd colour.

4th round: 1 dc in last sl st, (7 tr in 11 ch st sp, 2 ch st, 7 tr in same 11 ch st sp, skip foll dc and 2 ch st sp, 1 dc in foll dc) 8 times, end with sl st in 1st dc. Cast off 3rd colour.

5th round: With 4th colour, 1 dc in 2 ch st sp (= between the 7 tr groups), [1 ch st, skip 3 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st, skip 6 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st, skip 3 tr, (1 dc, 3 ch st, 1 dc) in 2 ch st sp, 1 ch st, skip 3 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 2 ch st, skip 6 tr, 3 tr in foll tr, 1 ch st, (1 dc, 3 ch st, 1 dc) in 2 ch st sp] 4 times, replace the last dc with sl st in 1st dc.

6th round: 1 ch st, [1 dc in 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 dc in 1 ch st sp, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 dc in foll 1 ch st sp, 3 dc in 3 ch st sp, (skip foll sp and 3 tr), (5 tr, 7 ch st, 5 tr) in 2 ch st sp, (skip foll 3 tr and sp), 3 dc in foll 3 ch st sp] 4 times, ch st in 1st dc. C/off.

2nd and further squares

Crochet 1st square to the end of round 6. Crochet 2nd square to end of round 5, and then crochet the 2nd square with five pieces against the 1st square as follows: Crochet round 6 to the corner before the 7 ch st; 3 ch st, 1 ch st through the 7 ch sp of 1st square, 3 ch st, 5 tr in 2 ch st sp of 2nd square, crochet 1 ch st through 1st square just after the 5 tr, 3 dc in 3 ch st sp of 2nd square, 1 dc in foll sp, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 ch st through sp between the 3 pairs of tr of 1st square, 1 dc in each of foll 3 tr, 1 dc in foll sp, 3 dc in 3 ch st sp of 2nd square, 1 ch st through sp just before 5 tr of 1st square, 5 tr in 2 ch st sp of 2nd square, 3 ch st, 1 ch st through 7 ch st sp of 1st square, 3 ch st, 5 tr in same sp of 2nd square, complete 2nd square according to pattern.

Crochet the 48 squares together. Work in all the loose threads.

Edge around blanket

1st round: With1st colour, crochet 30 dc in each square and 7 dc in each corner. C/off.

2nd round: With 2nd colour, 1 dc in each dc, 3 dc in each corner. C/off.

3rd round: With 3rd colour, same as for round 2. C/off.

4th round: With 4th colour, same as for round 2.

5th round: *1 dc in 2 dc, 2 ch st, skip 1 dc*, rep from * to * all around. C/off.

Edge

1st round: With 1st colour, start with 5 ch st, 2 tr cl in 1st ch st, *4 ch st, turn work clockwise, 2 tr cl at the top in previous cl*, rep from* to * to a length of 70 cm. C/off.

2nd round: Crochet with foll colour along the length; 4 ch st, 1 dc in base of each cl till end, 3 dc at end, * 4 ch st, 1dc in space across from previous row’s dc *, rep from * to * to end. C/off.

3rd round: With foll colour, * 4 ch st, 1 dc in foll dc *, rep from * to * along the length, 4 ch st over corner, * 1 dc in each dc, 4 ch st *, rep from * to * to end. C/off.

4th round: With foll colour, the same as round 3, but crochet 5 ch st over the corner (= the button hole). Sew on the base of the edge between the 3rd and 4th of the 8 rows of squares. Sew the button on the edge.

 

My Floral Autumn Shawl

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(Published in LIG magazine May 2016)

Here is the pattern for those living outside the borders of South Africa and begged me to make this pattern available.

Difficulty: Moderate

What you need:

  • Vinnis Colours Nikkim DK (50 g balls): 1 ball each Raspberry (559), Avocado (530), Natural (500), Turquoise (564) and Pink (521) and 2 balls Khaki (571)
  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • Blunt needle with large eye

Pattern:

Abbreviations and stitch explanations (American crochet terminology):

Picot: 3 ch, ss in same st

Cluster:

  1. Wrap the yarn around the hook and insert the hook in the next stitch.
  2. Do not complete the stitch. There are two loops on the hook.
  3. Crochet the next stitch in the same way. There are three loops on the hook.
  4. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull it through the three loops on the hook.

 

beg – begin

ch – chain stitch

cl – cluster

dc – double crochet stitch

hdc – half double crochet

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sc – single crochet stitch

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

Triangles (make 16)

With Raspberry, crochet 5 ch, ss in 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in ring, (10 ch, 1 sc) 9 times in ring, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 2: with Avocado, join in any 10 ch sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in lsp, 5 ch, 1 sc in next 10 ch sp, 9 ch, ss in 7th ch from hook, 3 ch, 1 sc in next 10 ch sp, [5 ch, 1 sc in next 10 ch sp) twice, 9 ch, ss in the 7th ch from hook, 3 ch, 1 sc in next 10 ch sp] twice, 2 ch, 1 dc in beg sc.

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Rnd 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 5 ch, 1 sc in next 5 ch sp, 6 ch, (1 sc, 6 ch, 1 sc) in next 6 ch sp, [6 ch, 1 sc in next 5 ch sp, 5 ch, 1 sc in next 5 ch sp, 6 ch, (1 sc, 6 ch, 1 sc) in next 6 ch sp] twice, 6 ch, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 4: with Khaki, 6 ch, ss in 3rd ch from hook, 4 dc in 5 ch sp, (1 dc, 1 picot) in next sc, 5 dc in next 6 ch sp, (1 dc, 1 picot) in next sc, (4 dc, 1 picot, 3 dc) in next 6 ch sp, [(1 dc, 1 picot) in next sc), 5 dc in next 6 ch sp, (1 dc, 1 picot) in next sc, 4 dc in next 5 ch sp, (1 dc, 1 picot) in next sc, 5 dc in next 6 ch sp, (1 dc, 1 picot) in next sc, (4 dc, 1 picot, 3 dc) in next 6 ch sp] twice, (1 dc, 1 picot) in next sc, 5 dc in next 6 ch sp, ss in 3rd of beg 6 ch. Fasten off.

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Join the next triangles in the picots according to the diagram. Join only 4 picots on each side and NOT the picots in the corners.

Sjaal diagram

Join the picots as follows: 2 ch, 1 ch through the corresponding picot of the adjacent triangle, ss in the same st.

Small fill in flowers (make 3) 

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Crochet the small flowers in the openings between the triangles as follows:

With Avocado, crochet 5 ch, ss in 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 12 sc in ring, ss in beg sc.

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, (3 ch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc) 5 times, 3 ch, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: with Natural, (1 sc, 1 hdc, make dc just before last 2 loops on hook, insert hook through the corner picot of the triangle and complete the dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in every 3 ch loop. Fasten off.

 

Border 

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Rnd 1: Join Turquoise in the picot at the top right triangle with 1 ch, 1 sc in the same sp, *[(5 ch, 1 sc in next picot) 5 times, 1 dc in next picot, 5 ch, 1 sc in next picot] 3 times, (5 ch, 1 sc in next picot) 5 times, 2 ch, 1 sc in the same picot; rep from * to end, ending with 2 ch, ss in beg sc.

Rnd 2: 3 ch, 4 dc in the 1st loop, 5 dc in every 5 ch sp and 1 dc in every sc and in in every dc all around with (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in every corner 2 ch sp, ending with (2 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in the beg 2 ch, ss in top op 3 ch. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: with Natural, join the 2 ch corner sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in every dc and (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in every 2 ch corner sp, ending with 1 sc, 2 ch in corner sp, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: with Avocado join in the 2 ch corner sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 6 ch, skip 2 sc, *(1 sc in the next sc, 6 ch, skip 5 sc) 26 times, 1 sc in the next sc, 6 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in the 2 ch sp, 6 ch, skip 2 sc, rep from * to end, ss in the beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 5: with Pink, join in the corner sc, 3 ch, 1 dc in the same st, 2 ch, 2 dc cl in the same st, 2 ch, *1 sc in the next 6 ch sp, 2 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in next sc, 2 ch; rep from * to end, ss in top of 3 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 6: with Rasberry, join in the 2 corner ch sp, 3 ch, 1 dc in the same st, 2 ch, 2 dc cl in the same st, 2 ch, *(1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 2 ch, 2 dc cl in the next 2 ch sp, 2 ch) 27 times, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 2 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 2 ch sp, 2 ch; rep from * to end, ss in top of 3 ch. Fasten off.

Rnd 7: with Natural, join in the corner sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 2 ch, 1 sc in the same sp, *(3 ch, 1 dc in the next 1 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in nect cl) on each side all around and (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in every 2 ch corner sp, ending with ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: with Khaki, join in the top right corner sp, 8 ch, 1 sc in the same sp, (8 ch, 1 dc in the next sc) all around with (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in every 2 ch corner sp, ending with ss in 3rd of beg 8 ch.

Rnd 9: ss in sp, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the same sp, 2 ch, *(1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, 2 ch) in 8 ch sp, 1 sc in next dc; rep from * till next corner sp, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in 2 ch corner sp, 3 ch, **(1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in next 8 ch sp, 6 ch; rep from ** till last sp before corner sp, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the 8 ch sp, 3 ch, (1 sc, 6 ch, 1 sc) in corner-sp, 3 ch, ***(1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the next 8 ch sp, 6 ch; rep from *** to last 8 ch sp, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the loop, 3 ch, ss in the beg st.

From now on, you only work on the two sides and not the top side.

Row 1: 4 ch, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in next sp, *6 ch, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1sc) in next 6 ch sp; rep from * to last sp before corner sp, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the sp, 3 ch, (1 sc, 6 ch, 1 sc) in the corner sp, 3 ch, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in 3 ch sp, *6 ch, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the next 6 ch sp; rep from * to end, ending with (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the last sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in last sp, turn.

Row 2: 4 ch, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the next sp, *6 ch, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the next sp; rep from * to end, 1 sc in the last sp, turn.

Row 3: 4 ch, *(1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the next sp, 6 ch; rep from * to sp before corner sp, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the sp, 3 ch, (2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc) in corner sp, 3 ch, *(1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in the next sp, 6 ch; rep from * to end, ending with 1 sc in last sp, turn.

R0w 4: 4 ch, *(1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in next sp, 6 ch; rep from * to corner sp, (2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc) in croner sp, **6 ch, (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in next sp; rep from ** to end, 1 sc in last sp, turn.

4 ks, *(1 kb, 2 ks, 1 kb) in vlg sp, 6 ks; her van * tot by hoek-sp, (2 kb, 2 ks, 2 kb) in hoeksp, **6 ks, (1 kb, 2 ks, 1 kb) in vlg sp; her van ** tot einde, 1 kb in laaste sp, dr.

Row 5: as row 3. Fasten off.

Row 6: with Turquoise, as row 4.

Row 7: as row 3. Fasten off.

Row 8: with Avocado, as row 4.

Row 9: as row 3. Fasten off.

Row 10: with Pink: 3 ch, (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in 1st sp, 1 sc in next 2 ch sp, *(1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in 6 ch loop, 1 sc in next 2 ch sp; rep from * to sp before corner sp, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in 3 ch sp, (2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc) in 2 ch sp, (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in next 3 ch sp, 1 sc in next 2 ch sp, **(1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in 6 ch loop, 1 ch in next 2 ch sp; rep from ** to end, ending with (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in 3 ch sp, 1 dc in turning ch, turn. Fasten off.

Row 11: with Raspberry: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st and in next 3 sts, *(1 sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc, 10 ch, ss in the sam sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc) in next sc, 1 sc in the next 7 sts; rep from * till corner sp, 1 sc in next 3 sts, (1 sc, 10 ch, ss in same sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc), 1 sc in next 3 sts, **(1 sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc) in next sc, 1 sc in next 7 sts; rep from ** to end, ending with (1 sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc, 10 ch, ss in the same sc) in next sc, 1 sc in the next 4 sts. Fasten off.

Darn away all loose ends

 

 

 

Circle skirt

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This skirt is really easy to crochet and it consists of rows of circles joined by double crochet rows. Both rows are increased evenly to form a neat A-shaped skirt.  I first published it in the local Vrouekeur Magazine in 2014. The pattern is available in Afrikaans on http://www.vrouekeur.co.za.

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Difficulty: **

 

What you need:

Elle Premier Natural Cotton DK (50 g balls):

10 balls black (017)

1 ball each Rust (047), Shamrock (007), Leaf (061)

3,75 mm crochet hook

 

Size:

The pattern is designed for a hip size of 95 cm, but can be adjusted for any size. Follow the instruction in the pattern.

 

Abbreviations:

This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

beg – begin

ch – chain stitch

dc – double crochet

rep – repeat

sc – single crochet

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

st – stitch

tog – together

 

 

Pattern:

This skirt is worked in rows and stitched together.

 

Start at the top row circles. Join the circles in order to fit around your hips loosely. Follow the pattern. For the pattern described 12 circles are crocheted.

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Circles:

Alternate the centre colour with each cirle

Cricle 1: with 3,75 mm hook and 1st colour, crochet 6 ch, ss in 1st to form a ring.

Round 1: 4 ch (= 1 dc + 1 ch), (1 dc, 1 ch) 11 times, ss with blck in 3rd of beg 4 ch. Fasten 1st colour off. Continue in black.

Round 2: 1 ch, (2 sc in 1 ch sp) 12 times, ss in 1st sc.

Round 3: 6 ch (= 1 dc + 3 ch), (1 dc in next 2 sc, 3 ch) 11 times, 1 dc in last sc, ss in 3rd of beg 6 ch.

Work away all loose ends.

Circle 2: follow round 1 and 2 of cricle 1 but with second colour and join the two cirles as follows:

6 ch (=1 dc + 3 ch), 1 dc in next 2 sc, 3 ch, 1 dc in next 2 sc, 1 ch, 1 ch through any 3 ch sp of circle 1, 1 ch, 1 dc in next 2 sc of 2nd circle, 1 ch, 1 ch through next 3 ch sp of 1st circle, 1 ch, 1 dc in next 2 sc of 2nd circle, 3 ch, (1 dc in next 2 sc, 3 ch) 7 times, 1 dc in last sc, ss in 3rd of beg 6 ch. Fasten off.

The circles are thus joined at 2 place. Join the rest of the cirles in the same way up to the last circle which is then joined in the same way to the 1st circle.

 

Base of the skirt:

Round 1:

Start at any circle in the 1st 3 ch sp (after joined together): 3 ch in the sp, (1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next 3 ch sp) twice, 1 dc in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next 3 ch sp (= 12 dc). Continue in this way and crochet 12 dc in each circle, ending with ss in beg 3 ch.

Round 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in each dc to end, ss in top of 3 ch.

Round 3: 3 ch, 1 dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc tog, *1 dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc tog, rep from * to last 10 dc, 1 dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc tog, ss in top of 3 ch.

Rounds 4-9: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc, ending with ss in top of 3 ch.

 

Shaping of skirt:

Continue at the bottom of the cirle row as follows:

Round 1: Crochet in the same way as round as skirt base.

Round 2: 3 ch, 1 dc in every dc but increase 6 dc evenly in the round.

Round 3: Same as round 2. (There are 12 stitches increased in the 2 rounds). Fasten off.

Crochet another strip of circles together but with one circle more as the previous strip.

Crochet the 3 rounds dc for the bottom section of the skirt (again 12 dc more).

Pin the strip to the 3rd round dc with right sides together and stitch together.

Continue to crochet a strip circles with one circle more than the previous circle strip and 3 rounds dc (with 12 dc more) and stitch them together.

Continue until the desired length. Do not cut the yarn, but continue with edging.

 

Edge:

3 ch, (2 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in the same st, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, skip 2 dc, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next dc, rep from * to end, ending with ss in top of 3 ch. Fasten off.

 

String:

Crochet a chain of ± 1,6 m long, turn.

1 ss in 2nd ch from hook, 1 ss in every ch to end. Fasten off. Work loose ends away and thread the string through the 2 dc round of skirt base.