Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Baby Bib 042914

An original pattern by M. J. Joachim. ©2014 All Rights Reserved



The instructions for this particular pattern use measurements, as opposed to stitch counts, so you can use any kind of yarn you’d like. I used a double-twine crochet doily thread, but you could use cotton, super soft, bulky baby blanket yarn or anything you’d like. Naturally, hook size will vary, depending on the yarn you choose to use.


Body

Follow the Joined Half Double Crochet Stitch pattern to make a 6 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle. Do not finish off.

Collar

Step 1: Chain 4 (counts as 1st triple), turn; make 1 triple in next stitch

Step 2: Make 1 dc in each of next 3 stitches

Step 3: Single crochet in each stitch across to last 5 stitches

Step 4: Repeat Step 2, make 1 triple in each of following two stitches

[Repeat Steps 1 - 4 one more time]

Strap

Step 5: Chain 1, turn; make 1 sc in each of next 5 stitches

[Repeat Step 5 until you have a strap that is 8 1/2 to 9 inches long]

Step 6: Join strap to other side, slip stitching and matching 5 stitches together, beginning with top stitch in turning chain, from body of bib

Step 7: Chain 1, evenly single crochet around inside neckline of bib; join with slip stitch to 1st sc in round. Finish off. Weave in loose ends.

Baby bibs make great gifts for new and expectant mothers. They are also nice to donate to children shelters. It’s important to choose soft, absorbent yarn that is durable and washable.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on Lots of Crochet Stitches. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Oh, and please remember, links to my work are always welcome and appreciated, but please don’t copy any content here.

Happy crocheting everyone!

M. J.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Make the Crochet Flame Stitch

by M. J. Joachim

This is a lovely open weave pattern that would make a beautiful lacy skirt, lamp shade, fashion accessory etc. It’s easy and fun to work, and also works up fairly quickly.






Foundation: Make a multiple of 10 chain stitches (+2 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 2 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook
Step 2: Chain 3, make 1 sc in 4th chain from hook
Step 3: Chain 3, make 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook
Step 4: Chain 3, make 1 sc in 4th chain from hook

[Repeat Steps 2 - 4 across row - your pattern looks like this, Steps {2, 3, 4, 2, 3, 4, 2 etc.}

Step 5: Chain 1, turn; make 1 sc in 1st sc; chain 1

Work first Step 6 in 2nd chain 3 loop from hook.

Step 6: Make 1 joined double crochet:

a. yo, insert hook in desired stitch or space; yo, pull up a loop
b. yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (leaving 2 loops on hook)
c. yo, insert hook in same space; yo, pull up a loop
d. yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (leaving 3 loops on hook)
e. yo, draw through 3 loops on hook

Step 7: Chain 3, repeat Step 6 (4 more times) in same space, so you have 5 joined dc with 4 chain 3 loops between them, in the same space

Step 8: Chain 1, make 1 sc in 2nd sc from hook (between next 2 loops of chain 3 spaces), chain 1

Step 9: Repeat Steps 6 & 7 in 2nd chain 3 loop from hook

[Repeat Steps 8 & 9 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 sc in last sc in row]

Step 10: Chain 7, turn

Step 11: Make 1 sc in 2nd chain 3 loop from hook; chain 3, make 1 sc next chain 3 loop - you are working in 2 center chain 3 loops of previous flame

Step 12: Chain 3, make 1 triple crochet in next sc; chain 3

[Repeat Steps 11 & 12 across row, ending with 1 triple in last sc of row]

Step 13: Make 1 sc in 1st triple, chain 1

Step 14: Make flame stitch (Steps 6 & 7)in center chain 3 space, above previous flame; chain 1

[Repeat Steps 13 & 14 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 sc in 4th chain of last chain 7 in row]

Repeat Steps 10 - 14 for continuous pattern

The flame stitch crochet pattern really lights my fire. I hope you come up with lots of neat projects for it. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on Lots of Crochet Stitches today. I’ll see you again soon.

M. J.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Joined Half Double Crochet Stitch Pattern 042714

by M. J. Joachim


This stitch it really easy and quick. It makes a nice closely woven fabric, suitable for a baby blanket or winter hat and scarf set. It’s also good for placemats or even a tablecloth, or dish towel and washcloth set.

The trick to this pattern is to begin working in the same stitch, as the last one you drew the loop from, so you are working in most of your stitches twice. The initial foundation row seems a little long, but by joining stitches, it quickly straightens out, making your edges even. 


Foundation: Begin with a base chain as long as you want or need for your project. Add 2 more chain stitches to your base chain.


Step 1: Insert hook in 3rd chain from hook (yarn over, draw up a loop), insert hook in next chain (yo, draw up a loop) - 3 loops on hook; yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook


Step 2: Insert hook in same (last stitch), yo and draw up a loop; insert hook in next stitch, yarn over to draw up 3rd loop on hook - yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook


[Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with 1 hdc in last chain]


Step 3: Chain 2, turn; insert hook in 1st stitch (yo, draw up a loop); insert hook in next stitch (yo, draw up a loop, making 3rd loop on hook); yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook


Step 4: Repeat Step 2 across row


Continue with Step 3 to begin each row followed by Step 4 to make row for pattern.


Thank you for visiting and commenting on Lots of Crochet Stitches today. It’s a real pleasure sharing so many crochet patterns and stitches with you.


M. J.


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Boxed Shell Stitch

by M. J. Joachim

This would make a pretty tablecloth, belt or even a potted plant holder.

Foundation: Make a multiple of 5 chain stitches (+4 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 dc in 4th chain from hook

Step 2: Chain 3, make 1 dc in each of the 4th and 5th chain from hook

[Repeat Step 2 across row; chain 3, turn]

Step 3: Make 5 dc in center chain of next chain 3 space - Note, the detail makes the difference here. You can technically make 5 dc in the chain 3 loop. However, making them in the singular 2nd chain stitch, truly makes a difference.

[Repeat Step 3 across row, ending with 1 dc in top of turning chain]

Step 4: Chain 3, turn; make 1 dc in next dc (1st dc in group of 5 dc)

Step 5: Chain 3, make 1 dc in each of the 4th and 5th dc from hook (last and first dc respectively, in each group of 5 dc)

[Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with 1 dc in last dc and 1 dc in top of turning chain; chain 3, turn]

Repeat Steps 3 - 5 for pattern

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Thank you for visiting and commenting on Lots of Crochet Stitches. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

M. J.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

V-Stitch with Triple Crochet Shells

By M. J. Joachim

The V-Stitch with Triple Crochet Shells pattern is fairly easy. It can be used for lots of different things, including clothing, tablecloths, lamp shade overlays and pretty afghans.

V-Stitch = (1 dc + 2 chain + 1 dc) Triple Crochet Shells = 5 triple crochet stitches

Foundation: Make a multiple of 5 chain (+6 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make (1 dc + 2 chain + 1 dc) in the 8th chain from your hook

Step 2: Chain 3, make (1 dc + 2 chain + 1 dc) in 5th chain from hook

[Repeat Step 2 across row to last 3 chain stitches; chain 2, make 1 dc in last chain]

Step 3: Chain 4, turn; make 5 triple crochet in chain 2 space between dcs of V-Stitch

[Continue making Shells in each chain 2 space between dcs of V-Stitches across row. Complete row by making 1 triple crochet in 3rd chain from hook, after last dc in last V-Stitch.]

Step 4: Chain 5, turn; make V-Stitch in 3rd triple of next group of 5 triple crochet stitches – (center stitch of shell)

Step 5: Chain 3, make V-Stitch in center stitch of next shell

[Repeat Step 5 to the last group of 5 triple, ending with chain 2 and 1 dc in top of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 – 5 for pattern

I hope you enjoy this crochet stitch tutorial and find lots of good uses for it. Please remember, all copyright rules apply, but links to this post and any post on this blog are more than appreciated.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on Lots of Crochet Stitches.

M. J.

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Arched Lace Stitch 040814

By M. J. Joachim

I can see this stitch used for a lovely table runner that can easily be made in time for Easter. It would also make a pretty cowl to accent any top or outfit.

Foundation: Make a multiple of 8 chain stitches (+2 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in following chain

Step 2: Chain 5, make 1 single crochet in 6th chain from hook, and in each of the next two chain stitches

[Repeat Step 2 to end of row, ending with only 2 single crochet at end of row]

Step 3: Chain 1, turn; make 1 sc in 1st stitch

Step 4: Chain 3, make 3 double crochet in next chain 5 loop, chain 3; make 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook

[Repeat Step 4 across row, ending with 1 sc in last sc of row]

Step 5: Chain 6, turn; make 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc

Step 6: Chain 5, make 1 sc in each of the next 3 dc to end of row, ending with chain 2 + 1 triple crochet in last sc of row

Step 7: Chain 3, turn; make 1 dc in first chain 2 space

Step 8: Chain 3, make 1 sc in 2nd sc from hook

Step 9: Repeat Step 4 across row, ending with 1 dc in each of 2nd & 3rd chain stitches in last chain 6 loop

Step 10: Chain 1, turn; single crochet in 1st stitch

Step 11: Chain 5, make 1 sc in each of next 3 dc

[Repeat Step 11 to end of row, ending with 1 sc in last dc and 1 sc in top of turning chain]

Repeat Steps 3 - 11 for pattern

I hope you enjoy this open weave stitch pattern today. It’s a very easy pattern that can be made into lots of lovely projects.Please remember, copyright rules apply, but links to my blog are always appreciated.

Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

M. J. 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cross Cluster with Single Crochet Rows 040814

By M. J. Joachim

By combining yesterday’s cross cluster pattern with horizontal rows, you achieve a different look when making cross cluster vertical rows in your pattern. For this pattern you will follow yesterday’s pattern through Step 2, then add a third step. 

Foundation: Make a multiple of 8 chain (+4 more chain stitches); single crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain 3, turn

Step 1: Working over 2 stitches, make a cross cluster stitch:

Skip 1st stitch, yarn over and insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop (two times, so you have 5 loops on your hook); yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

Repeat the cross cluster stitch in the previous stitch you skipped.

Step 2: Make 1 double crochet in each of the next 6 stitches; make 1 cross cluster stitch over the next 2 stitches, until you get to the last 3 stitches; make 1 cross cluster over the next 2 stitches and 1 dc in the last stitch (top of turning chain); chain 3, turn

Step 3: Chain 1, single crochet in 2nd stitch and in each stitch across, including 1 sc in top of turning chain; chain 3, turn

Repeat Steps 1 – 3 for pattern.

This pattern is an original design by M. J. Joachim, so all copyright rules apply. However, links to this post are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches. I’m so happy when you stop by for a visit.

M. J.

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