Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Star Pattern 102914

by M. J. Joachim




Step 1: Chain 6, make a ring by slip stitching into the 1st chain, chain 1

Step 2: Make 1 single crochet in center of ring, chain 3

Repeat Step 2 (11 more times) completing round by joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round

Step 3: Slip stitch into next chain 3 loop; chain 1, make 1 single crochet in same place

Step 4: Make (chain 3 + 1 single crochet) in each loop around, ending with chain 3 and joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round

Step 5: Slip stitch into next chain loop; chain 1, make 1 single crochet in same loop

Step 6: Chain 6, make 1 single crochet in same loop

Step 7: Make 1 single crochet in next loop; make (1 sc + 6ch + 1 sc) in following loop

Repeat Step 7 around, ending with 1 sc in last loop and joining with a slip stitch to 1st single crochet in round

Step 8: Slip stitch into next chain loop; chain 3 (counts as 1st dc in round); make (4 more double crochet + 2 chain + 5 dc) in same loop; make 1 single crochet in single crochet between loops

Repeat step 8 around, ending with 1 single crochet in last sc and slip stitching into top chain of 1st chain 3 in round

Step 9: Chain 1, make 1 single crochet in same stitch

Step 10: Make 1 single crochet in each of next 4 dc’s; make 3 single crochet in next chain 2 space; make 1 single crochet in each of next 5 dc’s

Step 11: Make 1 single crochet in top chain of next chain 3 (which counts as the 1st dc in loop); make 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc; make 3 sc in next chain 2 space; make 1 sc in each of the next 5 dc

Repeat Step 11 around, ending by joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round.

Happy crocheting everyone!

M. J.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

4-Paned Window Square

by M. J. Joachim




Step 1: Chain 6, join with slip stitch to first chain to make a ring

Step 2: Chain 3, make 2 double crochet in center of ring

Step 3: Chain 7, make 3 double crochet in center of ring

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 (2 more times); chain 7, join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3

Step 5: Slip stitch once in each of next 2 dc’s and once in 1st chain 7 loop

Step 6: Chain 3, make (2 dc + 3 triple + one 5-stitch triple cluster + 3 triple + 3 dc) in same chain 7 loop

5-Stitch Triple Cluster

a. yarn over (twice), insert hook in desired stitch or space; yarn over, draw through 2 loops (twice)

b. Repeat Step a (4 more times) so you have 6 loops on your hook

c. yarn over, draw through all 6 loops on hook; chain 1 to secure

Continue with pattern...

Step 7: Make (3 dc + 3 tr + one 5-stitch tr cluster + 3 tr + 3 dc) in each of next 3 chain 7 loops; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3 in round
Step 8: Chain 1, make 1 back loop only single crochet in same stitch

Step 9: Make 1 back loop only single crochet in each stitch up to the next tr cluster; make 3 back loop only sc’s in top of cluster

Step 10: make 1 blo sc in each stitch until you reach the next loop

Step 11: Make 1 half double crochet in between both loops

Repeat Steps 9 - 11 around, join with slip stitch to 1st single crochet in round.

As always, it’s such a pleasure when you stop by,

M. J.

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4-Stitch Half Double Crochet Clusters

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across row

Step 2: Chain 1, turn

Step 3: Make 1 single crochet in each of 2nd and 3rd stitches from hook

Step 4: Make a 4-stitch half double crochet cluster in next stitch

4-Stitch Half Double Crochet Cluster


a. yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or space

b. yarn over, draw up a loop; yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook

Repeat Steps a & b (4 times) so you have 5 loops on your hook

c. yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

Continue with pattern…

Step 5: Make 1 single crochet in each of next 3 stitches

Step 6: Chain 1, turn; make 1 single crochet in next stitch, and in each stitch across row, including making 1 single crochet in top of turning chain at end of row

Step 7: Chain 1, turn

Step 8: Make a 4-stitch hdc cluster in next stitch

Step 9: Make 1 single crochet in each of next 3 stitches

Repeat Steps 8 & 9 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in each of last 3 stitches, and 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Step 10: Repeat Step 6

Repeat Steps 2 - 10 for pattern

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today!

M. J. 

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Bead Stitch

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make an even number of stitches

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, and in each chain across row

Step 2: Chain 3, turn

Step 3: Make 1 double crochet in next stitch, counting your first chain 3 as your first dc

Step 4: Make 1 bead stitch around the last dc you made:

Bead Stitch
a. yarn over, wrap around double crochet (like a front post dc stitch)

b. yarn over, draw up a loop

Repeat Steps a & b (2 more times)

c. yarn over, pull through first 6 loops on hook, leaving 2 loops on hook

d. yarn over, draw through last 2 loops on hook

Continue with pattern...

Step 5: Make 1 single crochet in next stitch

Step 6: Chain 1, turn; make 1 single crochet in next stitch

Step 7: Make 1 single crochet in next single crochet, skipping bead stitch in between; make 1 single crochet in following stitch

Repeat Step 7 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Repeat Steps 2 - 7 for pattern

I’m so glad you stopped in for a visit today. Wishing you every success in all your crocheting projects!

M. J.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Diagonal DC Spike Stitch

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 2 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 4th, 5th and 6th chains from hook

Step 2: Cross over the last 2 dc’s made, and make 1 double crochet in the 1st dc made

Step 3: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th dc’s from hook, repeat Step 2, crossing over the last 2 dc’s made and making 1 dc in the 1st dc made in this group

Repeat Step 3 across row to last 2 chain stitches, ending with 1 double crochet in the last chain

Step 4: Chain 3, turn; Repeat Step 3 across row, ending with 1 double crochet in top of turning chain

Repeat Step 4 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope all these crochet stitches make it very easy for you to crochet all sorts of neat projects!

M. J. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Loopy Stitch

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make (2 triple crochet + 1 chain + 1 double crochet) in 4th chain from hook

Repeat Step 1 across row to last 3 chain stitches, ending with 1 triple crochet in last chain

Step 2: Chain 3, turn

Step 3: Make (2 triple crochet + 1 chain + 1 dc) in next chain 1 space, and in each chain 1 space across row. Complete row by making 1 triple crochet in 3rd chain of turning chain.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 for pattern.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crocheting to you!

M. J.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Forked Clusters

by M. J. Joachim


For this pattern, I will provide steps for the forked cluster stitch first, followed by steps for the overall pattern. The forked cluster stitch is worked in two stitches or spaces, to make 1 forked cluster stitch.

Forked Cluster Stitch


Step 1: yarn over, insert hook in 1st stitch or space indicated

Step 2: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 one more time

Step 4: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 5: yarn over, insert hook in 2nd stitch or space indicated

Step 6: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 and 6 one more time

Step 8: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 9: yarn over, draw through last 3 loops on hook

Forked Cluster Pattern


Foundation: Make a multiple of 3 chain stitches (+5 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 forked cluster in the 5th and 7th chain from hook

Step 2: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in the 1st and 3rd chain from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in last chain stitch

Step 3: Chain 4, turn

Step 4: Make 1 forked cluster in 1st and 2nd chain spaces

Step 5: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in same and next chain space

Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in 3rd chain from bottom of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 - 5 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crocheting!

M. J.

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