Moroccan square #3

This is by far my favourite square with a dainty lacy look. The lacy effect is due to the chains that are used throughout the patten with lots of open spaces. In this square the centre flower motif is formed by working at the back of the stitches by folding the previous round to the front and thus creating layered work.

Follow the link for the free pattern:

http://www.vrouekeur.co.za/english/english-patterns/moroccan-crochet-square-3

The pattern is also available in Afrikaans on the same website http://www.vrouekeur.co.za.

Crochet Rose Series #4: Shabby & Lace

Today I share with you two beautiful roll up rose patterns, which are worked in rows and then rolled up, sewn together to form roses. These roses have an almost vintage classical feel and will make delicate brooches or other accessories.

Abbreviations and stitch explanations (American Terminology):

ch – chain, dc – double crochet stitch, hdc – half double crochet, rep – repeat, sc – single crochet stitch, sp – space, ss – slip stitch, sp – space, st – stitch, tch – turning chain,

Puff stitch:

  1. Wrap the yarn over hook and insert in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over hook and draw yarn the desired length of the puff stitch. You should have three loops on the hook.
  2. Repeat step one in the same stitch twice.
  3. Wrap the yarn over hook and pull through all the loops on the hook.
  4. Wrap the yarn over hook and pull through the loop on the hook to secure the puff stitch.

Picot: 3 ch, ss in the 1st ch

#7 Shabby

This pattern is based on the rose pattern similar on Fionitta.com and the one I have used in my Rose Mandala pattern. I have changed it a bit to make the petals more frilly and something different.

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Start with Pink and make 119 ch.

Row 1: 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, *2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn. (= 38 sps).

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Row 2: (3 ch, puff st, 3 ch, ss) in the 1st sp, *(ss, 3 ch, puff st, 3 ch, ss) in the next sp; rep from * up to last 12 sps. Fasten off. Join with Green in the dc directly after the petal just completed, [2 ch, 1 sc in the next dc, 2 ch, 1 sc in the next dc, 6 ch, ss in the same sc (forms the leaf loops)], 6 times with the last loop in the tch sp. Fasten off and do not turn work.

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Row 3: Join again with Green with sc at the same place as previous row in the 1st green sc, [(3 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc, picot, 1 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, ) in 6 ch loop, 1 sc in next sc] 6 times. Fasten off.

Roll the rose as follows: start with Pink with right side inside. End with the leaves joining each other perfectly. Pin and sew.

#8 Lace

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This rose is formed with 3 rows. I have changed the colour with each row to create depth and make the rose more interesting.

Start with colour 1 (darkest) and make 56 ch.

Row 1: 1 dc in the 6th ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in the next ch; rep from * to end, turn. Fasten off.

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Row 2: with colour 2 (medium): 3 ch, (1 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in the 1st 2 ch sp, *(2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in the next 2 ch sp; rep from * up to the last sp, (2 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) in the last sp, turn = 26 2 ch sps). Fasten off.

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Row 3: with colour 3 (lightest): 3 ch, 5 dc in the 1st 2 ch sp, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc between the 4 dc, 6 dc in the next 2 ch sp; rep from * to end, ending with 1 sc in the last st. Fasten off.

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Roll up with right side to the inside and sew together as you roll.

Lace Star motif

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I completed a project for LIG magazine recently, which were bunting made out of star halves. I realised that I subsequently have a new design when trying to complete the star into a whole motif. The challenge was to link them – so I used chain loops between two star points and 3 ch loop links at each star points. The end result was this most beautiful lace star pattern that can be used for blankets and shawls. I sincerely hope that you enjoy this pattern as much as I did in designing it.

I used a 3 mm crochet hook and MoYa double knit 100% cotton yarn, but any cotton yarn will make a delicate lace star.

For this pattern, I used American crochet terminology:

ch = chain, cl = cluster, dc = double crochet, rep = repeat, rnd = round, sp = space, sc = single crochet, ss = slip stitch, st = stitch

Colour 1: Start with 4 ch, ss in the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3 ch, 11 dc in ring, ss in top of beg 3 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 2: with colour 2: 4 ch, *1 dc in the next dc, 1 ch, rep from * to end, ss in 3rd of beg 4 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 3: with colour 3: start in 1 ch-sp, 3 ch, 2 dc cl in same sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch sp, 3 ch, *3 dc cl in next 1 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch sp, 3 ch, rep from * to end, ss in top of beg 3 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 4: with colour 4: join in top of cl, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 5 dc in the next sc, *(1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in next cl, 5 dc in next sc, rep from * to end, ss in 1st sc.

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Rnd 5: ss into 3 ch loop, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, skip 2 dc, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in next dc, 3 ch, *1 sc in next 3 ch sp, 3 ch,skip 2 dc, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in next dc, 3 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc.

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Rnd 6: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, skip 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 5 ch,  (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, *1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, skip 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 5 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc.

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Rnd 7: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl, 3 ch, 2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 5 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 4 ch, *1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl, 3 ch, 2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 5 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 4 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 8: with new colour: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, *1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc. img_2581

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Rnd 9: complete this row for first star – the next stars are joined in this row: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 5 ch, ss in the same st, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, *(1 sc, 5 ch, ss in the same st) in the next sc, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

The following stars are joined in the 5 ch loops by 1 sc, 2 ch, ch through the adjacent 5 ch loop, 2 ch, ss in the same st and at the star points by 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 ch through adjacent 3 ch loop, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same sp.

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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.