An Oversized Poncho ~ The Pattern πŸ€“

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Here it is – the pattern you’ve been waiting for…well, some of you anyway 😁

Feronia πŸ’–

and 

Persephone πŸ’š


Ready? Let’s do this! πŸ™‚

You will need: 

– 5 Red Lion Brand ‘Mandala’ cakes ~ 5 because I noticed that some of the colors don’t run as long in some cakes as in others…so you will need to dig into the 5th one to supplement 

Hook Size G (4.25mm)

Stitch Guide 

Magic (adjustable) Ring: Form a loop with your first color, pull yarn through (from the skein), ch1

 

Corner: 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch1

Pattern 

Form one Magic Ring, into the ring work *3dc, 3ch – repeat from * 3 times. Join with a slipstitch to the first dc. You will have a square. Pull the middle string to close the hole.


Round 2: Ch 1, turn, *3dc, 3ch, 3dc in ch3 sp. Ch1. Repeat from * 3 times. Slipstitch with the second color to the first dc. Ch 1, turn. 


Round 3: *3dc in ch1 sp, ch1, Corner into ch3 sp. Repeat 3-times from * Join with a slipstitch. Ch1. Turn.

Round 4 and all following rounds: 3dc, separated by 1 ch into all ch1 spaces. Corners in the ch3 spaces, changing colors every 2 rounds. 

Feronia has 20 rounds, Persephone has 18 rounds.

After the desired amount of rounds fasten off.

Border: 

You can start the border anywhere. Insert your hook between 2 dc, and pull the yarn (new color) through. Ch1, 1dc in same space. Work the length of the square with 1dc in each 1ch space, 1dc between each cluster dc (not in the loops of the dc in the previous row). 

Corner: Ch1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1 into ch3 space 

Work around the square. Join with a slipstitch. Fasten off. 

Work 2 more rounds the same way, in different colors. 

Joining of the Squares 

Insert your hook into the corner ch1 space, and pull the yarn through (contrasting color). Ch1

Dc 1, continue following my picture/written tutorial you can find here

 

Join the Squares according to this 


Now you’ll notice that the neck hole is a bit big ☺️ 

You can fix that by adding more Border rows. 

Insert your hook anywhere along the neckline. Pull the yarn through. Ch 1, dc 1 in same space. Continue on to 2 stitches before the point of the ‘V‘. There you have to crochet 5 together as follows: 

Insert your hook into the next stitch. Yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops. Yo, insert hook into the next stitch, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops. 

Repeat for the next 3 stitches = 5 loops 


Continue with the Border stich to the next ‘V’. 

5 dc together. Continue with the Border Stich. Join with a slipstitch. 

Add more border rows to achieve the desired size. 

Feronia has 6 extra rows; Persephone has 4 extra rows. 


The Picot Edging is a beautiful finishing touch 😍

Picots: Insert your hook between 2dc. Pull yarn through. Yo, pull through. 1sc. 

*1 slipstitch in next space. Ch 3, slipstitch into the first ch. 1 sc. Repeat from * Join with a slipstitch. Fasten off. 

Drawstring and Tassels 

Crochet a long chain. Thread it through the last Border row. 

Cut 20 pieces of yarn (appr. 7″) Fold in half, and position them onto one end of your chain.

Secure by stitching through the loops of the chain. 


Wrap a length of yarn around, near the top. 

Secure the end. 

You’re done! πŸ˜ƒ

Well, except for the pesky ends…but let’s not think about that now. 😜

I hope you’re happy with this pattern. If you get stuck, have questions – please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m just a quick message away πŸ€—

Let me know how you’re getting along. I would love to hear from you. 😍

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New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday β˜€οΈ Adorable HydrangeasΒ 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Welcome back! 

Since quite a few of you loved the ‘Hydrangea Purse’ in the making I decided apply the title loosely and make today’s post less about a new stitch, but a cute flower instead. πŸ€“

If you look really hard you’ll find a new stitch – if you wanna call it that – a Picot πŸ”Ί <—– yeah, something like that 😏

Now to the flower 😊 You’re probably tapping your foot by now πŸ˜‰

Here it is 

     Cute, eh? 😊
And really a fast and easy project. πŸ’•

But first – these are the things you need to know (besides the basic sc and ch)

hdc – yo, insert hook into designated stitch, pull yarn through. Yo, pull yarn through all 3 loops

dc -yo, insert hook into designated stitch, pull yarn through. Yo, pull yarn through 2 loops twice 

htr- yo twice, insert hook into designated stitch, pull yarn through (5 loops). Yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through 3 loops

Picot – Ch 3, slipstitch into base of chain 

Magic Ring – wrap yarn around your finger twice, insert hook into the ring, pull yarn through, chain 1 (you want to hold the ‘ring’ and the tail between thumb and forefinger πŸ˜‰)


Okay….now really The Flower 😁

1. Make a ‘Magic Ring’, and crochet 8 sc into it (twice the amount of desired petals); hold the row of sc, and pull the yarntail. Cool, huh? πŸ˜‹ Close circle with a slipstitch into the first slipstitch.

    

And now you know why it’s called a ‘Magic Ring’ πŸ˜€

2. Place *a hdc into the space under the hook. Now into the same space 1 dc, 1 htr, Picot, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 hdc. Slipstitch into the next stitch*. 

Move to the next stitch and repeat * to * 3 times. 

And your flower is done! πŸ˜€

  

The bead is optional, but I think it’s a nice touch 😍

I’ve already made a few more for my purse project πŸ€“

 
As soon as it’s done I’ll share the creative process with you – that will hopefully be very soon 😏

As usual on a Sunday I lolligagged a bit – so now it’s dinner time already! 😳 It’s soooo hot here these days that I’m running out of ideas for ‘Hot Weather Dishes’ really fast. πŸ€” Oh well, we’ll find something πŸ˜‚

Thanks for stopping by 😍 As usual…if you have any questions, need to clarify something in the instructions ~ just holler! 

I shall be back sometime this week – probably tomorrow or Tuesday. 😘

Until then πŸ’•



New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday – 🌺🌼🌸 ~ PowerΒ 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•Welcome back! πŸ€—

I bet the flowers in your garden are just fabulous right now! 😍 Nothing can compete with that beauty….but we’re gonna try! 😁

These blooms are beautiful – right?! 😎 – and you’ll be surprised how easy they are to crochet. 


But don’t take my word for it…see for yourself 

You need two colors of yarn – mine was for hook size 5.5mm, and the flowers are about 2″ in diameter. 

Start with ch 4. Close it into a ring by placing a slipstitch in the first chain. 

Ch 1, place 12 sc into the ring. Change color.

Slipstitch into first ch, (*)ch 3, yarn over (yo), insert hook into the same stitch, and pull the loop until it’s as long as the ch 3.


Repeat twice. Yo, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up loop. Repeat twice. There should be 13 loops on your hook. 

Yo, pull yarn through all loops. Ch 2


Slipstitch into next stitch, ch 3, repeat from (*) 5 times. 

Finish by placing a slipstitch into the 1st row slipstitch. 

There! πŸ˜€ Aren’t they pretty? 


Now you can make many more, stitch them together for a pillowcase. 

Or sew on a pinback and wear it as a brooch. 

Or sew it onto your hat. 

Or…I’m sure you can come up with more clever things for them. ☺️

Now I have something else for ya…it’s not a new stitch – just a (for me) new way of using the…πŸ₯ Slipstitch πŸ₯ Make a whole project in a Slipstitch. 😳 Have you ever done that? It looks great, and I’m sure it’s very warm and cozy…but it’s quite time consuming. 


I did this sample piece by placing the stitches in the back loops only. I don’t know if you can see it here, but after 2, 3 rows it was more a topstitch. 😏 Apparently you’ll get a different effect when you use the front loops only. I’ll try that next, and will report back. 😎

One tip – When you try this…be wary of the ‘auto pilot’ in your brain. More than once did it tell me to do a yarn over for a single crochet. πŸ˜‹

I hope this all made sense. If not – don’t hesitate to point it out. Any questions? I’m just a message away, and more than happy to help. πŸ€“

So…I’ll go now and try this front loop thing. Stay tuned. πŸ™‚

Enjoy the rest of your day/weekend/week! I hope you come back soon! 

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday – The Granny Spike Stitch

Hello my lovely friends    πŸ’•       Thanks for taking the time to stop by

Are you ready for a new stitch? This one is awesome, and even a beginner can get the hang of it pretty quick.   I can see it lovingly crocheted into a baby blanket or a fabulous scarf/shawl.

It’s called the ‘Granny Spike Stitch’, and looks a lot more complicated than it is. That’s always good news, right? 😎

Ready? Hook and yarn at the ready?  I used 3 colors…but it’s your creation, so use as many (or few) as you like!

Okay, before you start – here are a few things you should know:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell = work in the same space 2 dc-1ch-2dc

Start chaining your foundation. The chain is a multiple of 6 + 4

Row 1: Skip 5 ch, *shell in 6th, skip 5 – repeat from * to the end of the row. Skip 3, 1 dc in last ch. Turn. Change color if desired.

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Row 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in foundation chain

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*1ch, 1 sc in ch1 space of shell, 1ch, 1dc + 1ch + 1dc in middle foundation ch between shells; rep from * to the sc in the last shell, then ch 1, 1dc in 4th foundation ch from the hook. 1sc in top ch. Turn

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Row3: Ch 3, 2 dc in sc at the base of ch3. *Shell in space of ch1 between dc (it may seem like a bit of a stretch – but it works   ) Repeat from * ; 3dc in space of 2ch at the end of the row. Turn. Change color if desired.

Row4: Ch1, 1 sc in 1st dc, *ch1, 1dc + 1ch + 1dc in shell in 2nd row. Repeat from*
ch1, 1sc in last dc


Row5: Ch3, *shell in ch1space between dc. Repeat from *, 1dc in ch, turn.
Change color if desired.

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Row6: Ch2, 1dc in space between 1st and 2nd dc, *1ch, 1sc in shell, 1dc + 1ch + 1dc in shell of 3rd row; repeat from * to the last sc in shell, then ch1, 1dc in space between dc and 3ch, 1sc in chain. Turn.

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Repeat Row 3 – Row 6 until you have reached the desired size.

There, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
Most importantly….how clear are the instructions? Were they easy to follow? Did you have problems anywhere? If you did, please let me know. I’m always glad to help out. πŸ€—

I hope this inspired you to make something wonderful! Let me know…and I do wanna see pictures! 😁

Have fun with your hook & yarn – I will now try and give our dog a haircut. She’s not happy, and already in hiding.

Have a fabulous (and safe!) 4th of July!

Until next time πŸ’•

~Tina xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

1 sc in dc at the base of ch1, * ch1, 1 dc + 1 ch + 1 dc in shell in previous row (it seems like a bit of a stretch, but it works    )

 

 

New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday 🌺 Cupcakes! 

First of all…why is there no Cupcake emoji? 😜 Totally unacceptable! 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• How fabulous to see you! 

Today I have only one new stitch for you πŸ˜• But time totally got away from me, and I thought before it gets too late …. But, enough with the excuses – let’s look at the ‘Cupcake Stitch’! 


It’s so stinkin’ cute, and really simple. So even the beginners can crochet right along. 

Okay, grab your hook and some yarn – you will need 4 different colors. 

– The base is up to you 

– Brown or dark beige for the ‘cake’ part 

– ‘Icing’ – well, up to you 

– White for the whipped cream 

1. Start with a foundation chain in your choice for the base – chain a multiple of 6 plus 3

2. Ch 1, turn. Sc across 

3. Switch to brown. Ch 4, turn. Skip 2, work 2dc in the next stitch, 1dc, then 2 dc in the following  stitches. * Ch 1. Skip 3. Work 2dc, 1dc, 2dc into the next three stitches. Repeat from * to the last 3 stitches. Skip 2, 1dc in last stitch.

4. Switch to pink (or your choice for the ‘icing’. Ch2, turn. Sc in every stitch – in front loop only 


When you come to the space, place 1sc in there. 


5. Switch to white. Ch6, skip the sc above the space. Work 5dc together —-> 6 loops. 


Yo, draw yarn through all 6 loops. * Ch 5. Skip stitch above space, 5 dc together. Repeat from *         At the end of the row, ch3, dc in last stitch. 

6. Switch back to your base color. Ch1, turn. *5sc around bridge, skip the top of ‘cupcake’, all across. End the row with 1dc. 

Now…if you’re using this as a pretty border on a sweater for your wee one (or have fun and make one for yourself 😁) keep working following your pattern. 

If you want to add more ‘Cupcake’ rows I’d recommend a row of dc in between. 

It is cute as is 


but you can add a ‘Cherry on top’ by stitching some beads into place. 


Cute, eh? 😁

I sure hope that this is easy to follow along! 😍 Any questions..just holler! I’m just a quick message away. πŸ€—

Let me know what you made using this pretty stitch. 😘

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday – Lemonpeel and MossΒ 

…..nope, not a new Smoothie recipe – really the names of two beautiful crochet stitches. πŸ˜‹

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• I’m glad you could visit! 

Today’s stitches are not just beautiful, but also very easy…even for beginners. 

The first one – the ‘Lemonpeel’ stitch only uses two basic stitches. Single- and Double Crochet. 

So grab some yarn and a matching hook and crochet along. 😊

– Chain an even number of stitches for the foundation chain. 

– Row 1 Chain 1, sc in the second chain from the hook, dc in the next stitch. *sc in the next stitch, dc in the one after that* . Repeat to the end of the row. 

– Row 2 Chain 1, turn your work. Sc in the very first stitch, dc into the next. Repeat alternating sc and dc to the end of the row. 

Repeat Row 2 until your piece is the desired size. 

It’ll look like this…

The second stitch is the Moss Stitch. This one is moving fast to the top of my list of favorites! 😍

Ready? Let’s go…

– Chain an even number of stitches for the foundation chain. 

Row 1  Skip the first 3 chain stitches, and sc into the fourth. *Ch 1, skip the next stitch, sc into the next* Repeat to the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last chain. 

Row 2  Ch 2, turn your work. Sc in the first chain space of the previous row. Ch1, sc in chain space and so on. Last stitch should be a sc into ch space. 

Repeat Row 2 until you’ve reached the desired length. 

There, wasn’t that easy. πŸ€— You wanna know what it looks like? 

I love it worked with a ‘self-patterned’ yarn 


Pretty nifty, eh? 😎

Do you think you’ll give these stitches a try? What will you make? Let me know …because I’m quite nosy by nature 😜

Now I leave you alone so you have time to practice! 😁

I hope to see you soon! 

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Work~in~Progress Wednesday 🌺 Join your Granny Squares and Crochet some Lollipops 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for popping by to see the progress on the Granny Square Cardi πŸ€—

Here’s the reason why I’m so late today….

  The Lollipops πŸ˜€

I’ll show you what I did with them in a minute.

But first…all the Squares and Triangles are finished. Time to join everything together. You might remember that I had joined some already  – just to see where I was going with this. 😊 There are different ways to sew/crochet them together. I didn’t want them to be attached to closely, so I chose this ….


It’s easy to do…take a look πŸ‘€ 

Start with 2 squares, and crochet one double-crochet into one corner. Yo, 3 dc into the corner of another square. 


Come back to the first square and place 3 dc into the second square. 


I found that this is the best way to hold the two pieces 


Keep going back and forth until the last square. Work 1dc into it. 


Alright…now that all the pieces are joined I noticed that there was a gap in the back! 😳 The pieces didn’t fit as perfectly as I thought. 

I forgot to take a picture….here’s one from the first attempt to fill it in. That’s quite a gap, isn’t it?! 😝


I didn’t just want to fill it in with the yarn color on either side. So I tried Granny Squares in the contrast color ⬆️ Meh….nah 

Then I tried bigger blocks to place in the middle and go from there 

  
Well, that looked waaaaay better in my head 🀣 

Next….


Hmmm…. Getting closer – I love the yarn, love the mandala….just not on the cardi. 

Show of hands – who knew that, eventually, I’d add something oddly mismatched, wild and colorful? 😝 You were right! Here we go 


And there are the Lollipops πŸ˜‚


Because just a square of outrageous yarn just wouldn’t do! πŸ˜‰

That’s where I am so far. I was really hoping I could show you the finished cardi today….but the Design-Goddess had other ideas. 😊 Hopefully next week. 

So…what do you think? Too much? Not enough? 😁 See, I’m almost tempted to add some more of this yarn – I love this yarn…can you tell? 😜 – somewhere else. 

Have you ever made anything that went so completely ‘out of the box’? 

I’m looking forward to hearing from you! 😘

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

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