Monthly Archives: November 2014

Diamond Lattice Scarf

DIAMOND LATTICE SCARF

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Crochet Chronicles:

My sister, who rarely ask me for anything, was going through my FB page Crochet & More and fell in love with the Irish crochet scarf that I had done.. She wanted one of those…..but I had just finished hooking up 3 of them and was a little bored with doing the same thing. So I hooked her this scarf……and guess what?…. she loved it!!!!

This is a very gentle and innocent stitch pretending to be glamorous and sophisticated….and if you are wondering what I mean by that is……though the stitch looks complicated it is very simple to do and is addictive.

Materials used:

Pearl cottton #5 from Soft Feather 150 gms

Omega cotton Thread from Coats #10 – 100 gms.

Anchor cotton #20  – 20 gms for the tassels

Abbreviations used:

Slip stich – ss

Single Crochet – sc

Double Crochet – dc

Skip – sk

This is the chart that I worked from: This pattern is from the internet. I did do my own thing, in that, I hooked in a mesh stitch on either side of the scarf.

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Written Pattern:

As mentioned before, I have used 3 kinds of thread…pearl #5, #10 and #20……it adds to the texture of the finished product…

I first worked with #5…which is a very light thread, building in the middle portion of the scarf…..then I worked #10 on both sides…#10 is not as soft as #5…so it weighs a little on both sides and then when you add the #20 as tassels…the whole project holds the length and shape…There is no need to starch this scarf.

Row1:  For this scarf I hooked in 16×6 = 96 + 8 +8 chains. then 3 chain up

Row 2: 3 dc in same chain as the 3ch up ;* skip 7 ch; 3dc in next  ch; 3ch; 3dc in same ch;* continue with ** until you reach the last  8 chs…. then skip 7 chs  and  4dc in  the last chain

Row 3:  3ch up, 3dc in the same chain; *5 chain, 3dc in  the 3ch loop created by the two 3dc cluster in the first row.; 3chain; 3dc in the same loop*. continue  ** until end of row.

Row 4:  3ch up , 3dc in same chain; *3chain; 1 sc is made gathering the 7 ch of the first and second rows: then 3ch; 3dc in the previous row’s loop 3ch 3dc* continue until end of row.

Now you have created your first diamond Lattice.

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I made 34 rows of diamond Lattice in Pearl #5 then switched to #10 for 10 rows. Cut the yarn, and attached it to the other end of the scarf where I had first begun. So now you are hooking into #5 thread with #10 thread. What you get is a thicker and softer middle portion (the part that goes around your neck.)..and both the ends of the scarf are daintier becos you have hooked it with a #10. I also wanted the zigzag design as the border….I thought it looked more interesting.

I made 54 rows of Diamond Lattices.

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You don’t have to use 3 different types of yarn ….you can make it with the same yarn all over…I just like to play around with textures…:-)

To give the  2 long sides of the scarf a lacy feel I crocheted a mesh stitch along the sides using  Omega from Coats #10 thread.

For the mesh stitch….dc 3ch  dc

Tassels:

I made the tassels with Anchor #20……just t wanted it to look more daintier and delicate…..Here is a very good link that shows you how to make tassels….

http://hubpages.com/hub/Knitting-Hints-How-to-Make-and-Attach-Fringe-Tassels-to-a-Scarf-Shawl-or-Sweater

Well…here we are at and that’s how simple this scarf was to make……Enjoy…and Keep that beautiful smile on always….

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How to Make A Crochet Round

HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET ROUND

Crocheting a round is easy…..but you need to be concentrate on counting the stitches. I have a graph, downloaded from Pinterest, which also has a written pattern on it. basically you increase the stitches each round by 6. But this is not a hard and fast rule. Work it out, practice and make your own formula. Crochet rounds are good for coasters, appliqué work, bag and basket bases….etc.

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The diagram below which is uploaded form the internet….is worked in multiples of 6. You start with a magic loop and chain in 6 single crochet(sc) into it. So this kind of circle is done in multiples of 6 scs.

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The chart below is single crochets in multiples of 12

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The diagram above… is again uploaded from the internet…..shows how to make a circle using double crochet sttiches(dcs)  and chain stitches, exclusively.

Here are some other crochet circle motifs and patterns that is from the internet

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And that’s it…. very simple patterns for a very useful crochet shape.

How to crochet a Hexagon, African Hexagon Flower, patterns

How to Crochet A Hexagon

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Crocheting hexagons is a challenge as well as a huge boost to your ego…..becos though the making of individual hexagonal motifs is easy….placing them in a legible order to make something that you would want to use and enjoy is intellectually stimulating……There are so many hexagon patterns…I have chosen a very simple pattern here…

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Row 1

Chain 7; Triple crochet into 7th chain form hook; 2 ch, 1 trcr; *2 ch, 1 trcr*(10) altogether 12 trebles…ch 1, 1 dc into fourth chain of beginning chain.

Row 2

6 ch, 2 dc into 2 chain loop of previous row,  1 dc into the next 2 ch loop of previous row; 1dc into trcr, 1dc into 2ch loop of previous row 3ch 1 dc into the same 2 chain loop….forming a V stitch. This is the first corner of your hexagon…we have to make 5 more corners. Repeat….5 more times…..ss into the fourth chain at the start of the row.

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Row 3

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6 ch, 1 dc into 3ch loop of previous row; 3 ch 1dc into the same 3chain loop as the first dc…forming a “V” . This is your first corner of this row.

*1ch, skip(sk) 1dc, ch1 , dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1, dc in dc,ch 1 in 3 ch loop, 3ch, dc in the same loop * (5)

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Row 4

Ch 3; 1dc 3 ch , 1dc in 3 ch loop; 1dc in dc of previous row dc, sk next dc, dc in dc, sk dc; 1 dc, 3ch, 1 dc in 3 ch loop; *sk dc, dc in dc, sk dc, dc in dc, sk dc; 1 dc, 3ch 1dc in 3 ch loop*(3)

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Joining hexagon motifs as you go…. A Tutorial…….

http://teacupsandtiskets.blogspot.fr/2012/03/joining-hexagons-tutorial.html

African Flower Hexagon Tutorial

http://heidibearscreative.blogspot.com/2010/05/african-flower-hexagon-crochet-tutorial.html

Hexagons on Pinterest

How to crochet a hexagon motif bag…2 patterns

http://www.yarnspirations.com/assets/files/pattern-files/pdf/Lily_SnCweb146_cr_bag.en_US.pdf

http://solgrim.blogspot.com/2008/09/sommarteppet-no-ogs-som-veske.html

How to crochet a Hexagonal Afghan

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/floral-bouquet-afghan

How to Crochet an African Flower Paper Weight 

http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/04/crochet-african-flower-paperweight-granny.html/2

How to Crochet a Hexagon Clutch

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The  tutorial  below is not mine….I got it off Pinterest.

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Other Hexagon Crochet patterns

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Crochet hexagon Work to Inspire…….Found on the internet.

 

African Flower

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As I said in the beginning hexagons are great fun to hook but even more fun to put together…..Enjoy the ride and do share your work with me….:-)