Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scrapy hexagon blanket

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If you are a regular reader of my blog you would remember my scrap yarn rug from here.  I used up plenty of my scarp yarns for that rug and I used some more for this blanket but still I'm left with loads and loads of small balls of leftover yarns. So I have started a new blanket hoping to empty at least half of these yarns but progression is slow because I have at least 5 other patterns that I'm working on simultaneously. I'm using the hexagon pattern from here. Progression may be slow but working on this blanket is very therapeutic.   

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lace summer top - free pattern

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I have a few abandoned projects, in various stages of completion. Some of these, like this top here, though completed were never published due to various reasons even unknown to me. It could be possible that I lost interest somewhere down the line or simple forgot about their existence. I think this was my first attempt at designing an adult clothing.


My last free pattern was in April which you can find by clicking here. It's been 3 months and I think you're long overdue for a free pattern. If you are a beginner crocheter and would like to step into the world of adult clothing I think this would be the right pattern for you.  

This is an easy pattern suitable for a beginner. I have used sport weight yarn and size G/4.00 mm crochet hook. You will need approximately 450 to 650 yards of yarn. The pattern includes 4 size.

Sizes

A
B
C
D
Your bust size
30” to 32”
32” to 34”
34” to 36”
36” to 38”
Width (flat across chest) of finished item
15”
16”
17”
18”

The pattern is written for size A, changes for other sizes are given within parenthesis. Size B in red, size C in blue and size D in green.

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Materials Required:

Sport weight yarns (14 wpi) approximately 450 to 650 yards
Size G/4.00 mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Yarn needle
Decorative beads

Abbreviations Used:

ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc- double crochet
dc2tog/dc3tog - double crochet 2/3 sts worked together (decrease)
tr - treble crochet
2-tr cluster - treble 2 sts worked together in same stitch/space

Gauge:

18 dc and 9 rows = approximately 4 inches

Upper part
Note: Join at the end of each round.
Ch 168 (174, 180, 186), join with a sl st to the 1st ch being careful not to twist the chains.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, **dc in next 2 ch, ch 1, skip next ch** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** around, ch 1 and join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 3: Repeat round 2.

Back
Note: Work in rows by turning at the end of each row.
Shaping armhole
Row 1: Sl st in next dc, sl in ch-1 space and sl st in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 23 (25, 25, 27) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip next space and dc2tog (together counts as dc3tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 21 (23, 23, 25) more times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc3tog, turn.


Row 3: Ch 2, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 20 (22, 22, 24) more times, ch 1, dc in next dc, dc2tog with the ch-1 space between (refer to image on the right), turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 20 (22, 22, 24) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4, turn.
Strap – left
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog with the ch-1 space between the last st and the st before that, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn.

Strap – right side
Join yarn to the first stitch in row 5 and repeat as left strap. Break off yarn.

Front
Right flap
Skip 4 dc after your last st in round 3 and join yarn in the next dc.
Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 11 (11,12, 12) more times, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9 (9, 10, 10) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9 (9, 10, 10) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4. Break off yarn.

Strap
Join yarn to the starting st of row 5.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn. 

Left flap
Join yarn to the next dc after the flap opening.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 8 (8, 9, 9) more times, ch 1, dc in next dc, dc2tog, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9(9, 10, 10) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4. Continue working the strap.

Strap
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn. 
With the wrong side out sew the free ends of the shoulder straps together.
Lower part
Join yarn in the ch-1 space next to the joint in round 1 of upper part.
Round 1: Ch 4, dc in same space, ch 1, **(dc, ch 1, dc – called V) in next ch-1 space, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 2: Sl st in ch-1 space, ch 5, **sc in the center of next V, ch 5** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to sc at the beginning of round.
Round 3: Sl st in next ch-5 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, **3 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 4: Ch 4, V in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next dc, ch 1, V in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.
Round 5: Sl st in next ch-1 space, dc and next ch-1 space to reach the center of next V, **ch 5, skip next ch-1 space and sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, skip next ch-1 space and sc in the center of next V** Repeat from ** to ** around.
Round 6: Sl st in 3 chains to reach the center of ch-5 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, **sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc at the beginning of round.
Round 7: Ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, **V in next sc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Repeat rounds 2 to 7 until the total length measures about 17 (17, 18, 18) inches finishing with round 6. Add more rows if you want more length. 
Edging
Round 1: Ch 4, tr, ch 2, 2-tr cluster in same st, [2-tr cluster, ch 2, 2-tr cluster] in each sc around. Join.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, **[sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch-2 space, sc in next 2 sts** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join. 
Finishing
Join yarn to one end of the front opening and ch 35. Fasten off yarn leaving a long tail to thread in the beads. Use beads that have opening large enough to pass through the yarn. Thread the beads through the tail and make a knot at the end. Repeat for the other side. Weave in all the loose ends.





Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Neela

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I would like to introduce Neela to you. Neela is my latest shawl pattern. I had started Neela just before my vacation and took it along with me and completed it during my stay at my parents' place. This is also the first pattern where I have used a chart. This is one of my favourites and it's going to be used a lot.


The pattern is now available in my webstore as well as Etsy and Ravelry. Until the end of this month I'm offering 50% discount on the pattern in my webstore as well as Ravelry.
If you wish to purchase it from Ravelry please use the coupon code neela50.
You don't need a coupon code if purchasing from my webstore.


Make use of the opportunity. I'm sure you'll enjoy the pattern. Take care!

Friday, July 21, 2017

A quick Hi!

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Hi everybody! How are you all? I'm finally back from my rather long break and am slowly catching up on all the missed blog fun. I started 3 shawls while I was at my parents' place and I have completed two of them. I ran out of yarn for the 3rd one, so that will have to wait until I place my order and wait for it to arrive. In the meanwhile I started a tablecloth for my coffee table. I bought 2 cones of white thread at a cheap rate at the whole sale market here and I'm regretting not buying more. I am currently on my second cone and in the next one or two days I'll run out of that too. So the table cloth might also have to be put on hold until I visit the market again.

After much difficulty I added social media icons to my blog and also managed to bring back the blog list in my sidebar which had disappeared all of a sudden. So, that's all from me for now. I'll be visiting your blogs soon to see what's been happening there. Bye.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

It's vacation time

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We are leaving tomorrow and will be back by the end of June. I'm taking my yarn along. I'm planning to finish the scarf that I'm working on now and start another one. 
I have learnt to make charts, so hereafter my patterns will include diagrams whenever necessary along with written instructions. 
Also, you can now find me on instagram as thelazyhobbyhopper. I haven't started following anyone yet and so far I have uploaded only one pic. I hope to get more active during my vacation when I'll be away from blogging.
Okay, I have to go since I haven't finished packing yet. Bye! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pokemon hats - 40% off

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I have added a new collection of Pokemon inspired hats to my pattern store. Presently I have 4 eeveelutions - Eevee, Galceon, Umbreon and Espeon. I might be adding more, but since I'll be taking a break soon I'm putting that idea on hold. The patterns are now available in my webstore at 40% discount. So if you are a Pokemon fan hurry up. Sizes available are 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-10 years and adult.    

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Annabel crochet doily - free pattern

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Thank you very much for your comments on my knit scarf. So it seems that I cannot do anything about the edges now. The yarn that is leftover will not be enough to give the scarf a crochet edging and even if I make an edging I don't think it'll help straightening it out. Anyway it looks good the way it is and so it's going to stay as it is.


Now for this doily I used sport weight yarns in fuchsia, green and aqua and size E/3.5 mm crochet hook and it measures 9.5 inches in diameter.

Abbreviations used 

ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
cluster - double crochet 2 sts worked together in same space/stitch
dc2tog/dc3tog - double crochet worked together in 2/3 consecutive stitches (dc decrease)

You can purchase the PDF version of the pattern from here for $0.99.
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Instruction

Using fuchsia, ch 6, join the last ch with a sl st to the 1st ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc into ring. Join the last st with a sl st to the 1st st (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), ** dc in next dc, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, **2 dc in next st, (ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 space** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 4:  Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 6:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 7:  Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, **dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 8:  Ch 2, dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), dc2tog twice, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4, **dc2tog thrice, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 1st dc2tog.
Round 9:  Ch 2, dc2tog (counts as dc3tog), ch 4, dc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, dc in next ch-4 space, ch 4, **dc3tog, [ch 4, dc in next ch-4 space] twice, ch 4** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 1st dc3tog.


Round 10:  Join green in same st, ch 2, dc, ch 3, 2-dc cluster in same st, **[2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster] in next dc, [2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster] in next dc, [2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster] in next dc3tog** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 1st 2-dc cluster.
Round 11:  Join blue in next ch-3 space, [2 dc, ch 3, sc in dc, 2 dc, ch 1] in each ch-3 space around. Join, fasten off and weave in all the loose ends.



   
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