{Instagram} Crochet Projects March

crochet potholder patternAlthough the year is flying by i feel like i have accomplished a lot so far – we opened Yummy Yarn and co, i have been keeping up with  Guesthouse bookings and i am starting (and finishing!) new crochet projects. Here’s a snap shot of March from my instagram accounts  @crochetbyredagape and @redagape (my home styling and photography page).
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{Crochet} Jewel Miner Granny Square

jewel miner crochet square Granny squares are the most versatile motif of all crochet motifs. Make just one or two to create washcloths and potholders, five to ten for scarves, table runners and cushions, or more for larger projects like blankets, bags and shawls. I’m calling this granny square the Jewel Miner Square for its colours and shape.

You’ll need –

Size 4mm hook

4 different colours of 8ply cotton yarn from your scraps. I’ve used heirloom Cotton 8ply, which is available from Yummy Yarn and co. The pattern is in UK terms. I’ll include US shorthand instructions soon.

A – Parchment

B – Pink Rose

C – Green

D – Navy

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Round 1 – with colour A, form a magic loop and ch2 (counts as 1htr, ch1). Work a (htr, ch1) five times and then fasten off with needle and thread into the top of the inital ch2. (6htr, 6ch).

Round 2 – with colour B, ss into any ch-1 space from the previous round. Ch2 (counts as one tr) and then work two more tr into the same st. Continue to work 3tr into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the initial ch-2 to finish this round. (6x 3tr)

Round 3 – Ch4, then ss in between the two 3tr groups. Continue to ch4, ss in between 3tr groups around. (6x ch-4)

Round 4 – ss into the ch-4 space, ch1, then work 5dc into this space. Work 5dc into each ch-4 space around finished with a ss into the initial ss. (6x 5dc)

Round 5 – ch 3, ss into 3rd dc of the first 5dc group, ch3 and then ss into the space between two 5dc groups from the previous round. Continue to ch3, ss into 3rd dc, ch3, ss in between tr groups around. (12 x ch-3 spaces). Fasten off.

Round 6 – with colour C, ss into any ch-3 space, ch1 and then work 4dc into this space. Continue to work 4dc into each ch-3 space around. Ss into initial dc to finish this round. (12x 4dc)

Round 7 – ch1 (counts as first htr). Work 1htr into each dc from the previous round. Fasten off with a needle stitch into first htr. (48htr)

Round 8 – with colour D, ss into first any htr, ch1 and then dc into this stitch. Work 1dc into each htr from the previous around. Fasten off with a needle into the first dc. (48dc)

Round 9 – squaring off the circle. With colour A, ss into any dc from the previous round and ch3 (counts as 1dtr), into the next 11 stitches follow this pattern  – 1tr, 1htr, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr and then ch3. Repeat this pattern of 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr x 3 more times.Then ss into the top of the inital ch3. (4 x groups of 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 6dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, ch3)

Round 10 – ch1 (counts as 1htr), and then work 1htr into each of the stitches along the side, then work (2htr, ch2, 2htr) at corners. Continue this pattern of 1htr into each of the 12st along the side, (2htr, ch2, 2htr) at corners. That is, three more times and then fasten off with a needle into the first htr. (16htr along each side)

Round 11 – with Colour B, ss into any corner space, ch1 then work 2dc into this space. Work a dc st into each of the 16 stitches along the side, then (2dc, ch2, 2dc) at corners. Repeat this pattern around the square until you reach the last corner, as there are already 2dc in this corner you just need to work 2dc and then ch2, ss into the first dc that you made. (20dc along each side)

Round 12 – ch2 (counts as 1tr) then work 1tr into each of the 20 stitches along the sides from the previous round. (tr, ch2, tr) at the corner. Repeat this pattern of 1tr into each stitch of the previous round along the side and then (tr, ch2, tr) at the corners. Finish by fastening off with a needle into the top of the initial ch2. (22tr along each side)

Round 13 – With D, ss into any corner space and ch1, then work 2dc. Work a dc into each of the 22 stitches along the side from the previous round and then (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the ch-2 space at the corner. Continue this pattern around until you reach the last corner. As there are already 2dc in this corner, you just need to work 2dc and ch2. Fasten off the a needle into the intial dc. All done!

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{Crochet} Chunky Monkey Rug

chunky crochet rug

When our DMC Natura Just Cotton XL arrived in store at Yummy Yarn and co, i just knew i needed to design a pattern for a chunky floor rug. The beautiful thing about this yarn is that it is 100% cotton and so soft! It is an easy project to complete on the weekend as this chunky yarn works up quite quickly. This rug can be used as a little floor rug, a lap blanket or even as a fancy bath mat. It’s a very versatile project. Personally, i wouldn’t use it high traffic areas as it’s more of a decorative piece. I’ve got mine on the ground near my bed and it feels so good stepping onto it in the mornings. Anyway, enough chitty chatty blah blah – here’s the pattern in UK terms. I’ll have some US instructions at some stage when i get spare moment. Don’t forget if you make this rug i’d love to see it, so please use #chunkymonkeycrochetrug on social media. :)

chunky crochet rug

You will need

  • 6x balls of DMC Natura Just Cotton XL (makes a rug around 93cm)
  • 1 crochet hook size 6.5mm
  • yarn need and scissors

chunky crochet rug

Round 1 – Begin with a ch6, then ss into the first ch to make a loop. Ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1xtr3tog), then ch1. Work 7 more (tr3tog, ch1) into the loop and then ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (8x tr2tog, 8ch)

 

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Round 2 – ss into the ch-1 space and ch3, tr (counts as tr, ch1, tr). Work (tr, ch1, tr) into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (8 x tr, ch1, tr).

 

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Round 3 – ss into the ch-1 space, ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog), then ch2. Work another tr3tog in the space between the two (tr, ch1, tr) groups then ch2. Continue to work (1tr3tog, ch2) in every ch-1 space and into each space between the (tr, ch1, tr) groups. Ss into the top the first tr3tog (16x tr3tog,ch2 groups)

 

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Round 4 – ss into the next ch-2 space, work ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr). Continue to work (tr, ch2, tr) into each ch-2 space. Ss into the top of the first t. (16 x tr, ch2, tr groups)

 

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Round 5 – ss into the first ch-2 space, ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog), then ch1. Work 1tr,ch1 into the space between the (tr, ch2, tr) groups from the previous round. Continue to work (1tr3tog, ch1) into each ch-2 space and (tr, ch) into the spaces where there are two tr side by side. That is, (tr3tog, ch1, tr, ch1) repeat around.  Ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (16x tr3tog, ch1, tr, ch1)

 

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Round 6 – ss into the next ch-1 space and ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch2). Continue to work 1tr, ch2 into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (32x tr, ch2)

 

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Round 7 – ss into first ch-2 space and ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr). Continue to work tr, ch2, tr into every ch-2 space from the previous round. Ss into the top of the initial tr. (32x tr, ch2, tr)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 8 – ss into the next ch-2, ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch3). Continue to tr, ch3 into each ch-2 space from the previous round. ss into the top of the initial tr. (32x tr, ch3)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 9 – ss into the first ch-3 space and work  4dc. Continue to work 4dc into each ch-3 space from the previous round. ss into the first dc. (128dc or 32groups of 4dc)

 

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Round 10 – ss into the next 3dc and then into the space between the 4dc groups. Ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr) then ch1. Continue to work tr, ch2, tr, ch1 into each space between the 4dc groups. Ss into the top of the first tr. (32x tr, ch2, tr, ch1).

 

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Round 11 – ss into the ch-2 space and ch2, 2tr (counts as 3tr). Then work 1tr into the ch-1 space. Continue to work 3tr into each ch-2space and 1tr into each ch-1space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (128tr)

 

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Round 12 – ch2, (counts as one tr), then work 1tr into each of the next 2 stitches. Work 2tr into the next stitch. Continue to this pattern of 1tr, 1tr, 1tr, 2tr  alternating into each stitch around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (160tr)

 

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Round13 – Work 1dc into the next four stitches and then 2dc in the fifth. Continue this patter of 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc around. Ss into the first dc. (192 dc).

 

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Round 14 – ch5, skip 3dc and ss in the next stitch. Continue to ch5, ss in every 4th stitch around. (48x ch5)

 

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Round 15 – ss into the 3rd ch of the first ch5 group, then ch5, ss into the next ch5 group. Continue to ch5, ss into each of the ch5 groups around. (48x ch5)

 

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Round 16 – ss into the next ch-5 space and ch4 (counts as one tr, 1ch ), then work (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) into the same space. *Ss into the next ch-5 space. Work (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) into the following ch-5 space.* repeat from * to * around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24x tr groups).

 

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Round 17 – ss into first ch-1 space, ch2 (counts as 1tr), then (tr, ch1, tr) into each of the next two ch-1 spaces, tr in the last ch-1 space. Work 1htr into the spaces either side of the ss from the previous round. Repeat this pattern around – tr, (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), tr, htr, htr. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24x groups).

 

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Round 18 – ss into the centre of the ‘petal’, ie. In between the two (tr, ch1, tr) groups. Ch5, then tr in between the two htr, ch5, ss into the top of the ‘petal’. Repeat from * to * around. (48x ch-5, 24htr, 24ss)

 

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Round 19 – ss into the 3rd ch of the first ch-5 space. *Ch5 then ss into the next ch-5 space. * Repeat from * to * around. (48x ch-5, 48ss).

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 20 – ss into the first ch-5 space, ch3 (counts as 1tr, ch1). Then work tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr into the same space. *Ss into the next ch-5 space, then in the following ch-5 space work, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr. * Repeat from * to * around. (24x petals)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 21 – ss into the first ch-1 space, ch2 (counts as 1tr), then (tr, ch1, tr) into the next 3 ch-1 spaces. Work 1tr into the following ch-1 space and then htr on both sides of the ss from the previous round. Repeat this pattern around – tr, (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), tr, htr, htr. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24 Petals)

 

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Round 22 – ss into the first ch-1 space and ch2, 2tr, ch1 (counts as 3tr, ch1). Work 3tr into the next ch-1 space, ch1 and then 3tr into the following ch-1 space. Into the space between the two htr from the previous round work (1tr, ch1, 1tr) ss into the top of the first tr. (24x petals)

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Round 23 – For the final round work one dc into each st to finish. Fasten off. Hooray!

chunky crochet rug

{Crochet} Capsicum Coasters Pattern

easy crochet coaster

Here is a super easy crochet coaster pattern that I’m calling the #crochetcapsicumcoaster as it reminds me of the cross section of a capsicum. Do you think it does, or is it just me? I haven’t included step-by-step pictures as there are only 8 very simple rounds. I’ve included both US and UK instructions here – you’ll need 8ply cotton yarn. I’ve used Heirloom Cotton 8ply which is available from Yummy Yarn and co (shameless plug) but any 8ply cotton or cotton blend yarn would be suitable. Here we go –

easy crochet coaster

UK Terms

  1. Colour A – Begin with a magic ring then work (1htr, 1ch) x 6 into the ring. Ss into the top of the first htr. (6htr, 6ch)
  2. Ss into the first ch-1 space, then (ch2, tr2tog){counts as 1tr3tog} ch3. Work (1tr3tog, ch3) into each ch-1 space from the first round. Ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (6tr3tog, 6x ch-3 spaces)
  3. Ss into the first ch-3 space and work 5dc. Continue to work 5dc into each ch-3 space from the previous round. Ss in to top of the first dc and fasten off (6x 5dc or 30dc)
  4. Colour B – ss into the space between any of the 5dc groups, ch6. Ss into the space between the next group of 5dcs. Continue to ch6, ss into spaces around.  (6x of ch6)
  5. Ss into the first ch-6 space and work 7dc. Work 7dc into each ch-6 space. Ss into the top of the first dc. (42dc)
  6. Ch1 (counts as first htr), then work one htr into every dc around. Ss into the top of the first htr and fasten off. (42htr)
  7. Colour C – ss into any htr and work 1dc. Work 2dc into the next stitch. Continue to work 1dc, 2dc alternating around. Ss into the top of the first dc and fasten off. (63dc)
  8. Colour A – Ss into any dc and work 1dc into every stitch around. Ss into the top of the first dc and fasten off. (63dc)

easy crochet coaster

US Terms

  1. Colour A – Begin with a magic ring then work (1hdc, 1ch) x 6 into the ring. Ss into the top of the first htr. (6hdc, 6ch)
  2. Ss into the first ch-1 space, then (ch2, dc2tog){counts as 1dc3tog} ch3. Work (1dc3tog, ch3) into each ch-1 space from the first round. Ss into the top of the first dc3tog. (6dc3tog, 6x ch-3 spaces)
  3. Ss into the first ch-3 space and work 5sc. Continue to work 5sc into each ch-3 space from the previous round. Ss in to top of the first sc and fasten off (6x 5sc or 30sc)
  4. Colour B – ss into the space between any of the 5sc groups, ch6. Ss into the space between the next group of 5scs. Continue to ch6, ss into spaces around.(6x of ch6)
  5. Ss into the first ch-6 space and work 7sc. Work 7sc into each ch-6 space. Ss into the top of the first sc. (42sc)
  6. Ch1 (counts as first hdc), then work one hdc into every sc around. Ss into the top of the first hdc and fasten off. (42hdc)
  7. Colour C – ss into any hdc and work 1sc. Work 2sc into the next stitch. Continue to work 1sc, 2sc alternating around. Ss into the top of the first sc and fasten off. (63sc)
  8. Colour A – Ss into any sc and work 1sc into every stitch around. Ss into the top of the first sc and fasten off. (63sc)

easy crochet coaster

{Crochet} Vintage Style Crochet Projects Giveaway

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Tuva Publishing and Agnieszka Strycharska have been kind enough to send me some beautiful books to play with plus an extra copy of Vintage Style Crochet Projects to give away to one of my lucky followers. Seriously, this book is beautiful! Chock full of great projects and stunning photography, this book is both pretty and practical. All of the projects are made using DMC Natura Just Cotton, which is available at Yummy Yarn and co. To be eligible to win a copy of this book all you need to do is visit Instagram and follow @niebieskachata and @tuvapublishing, repost one of my images regarding this giveaway and then add the hashtag #vintagestylecrochetgiveaway to it, so that i know to add you to the draw. This giveaway is open to everyone and will be drawn on the 8th of January at 6pm. Results will be posted on my IG feed and on Facebook at 7pm eastern standard time. Good luck everyone.

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{Crochet} Flower Power Mandala

Crochet mandala pattern

 

Flower Power Mandala Pattern – This free crochet mandala pattern is written in UK terms, with both US and UK Shorthand terms at the end of the tutorial.

  • UK Terms
  • 4mm Hook
  • Heirloom Cotton 8ply

Stitch Knowledge Required
Magic Ring
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
htr = half treble
tr = treble
dtr = double treble

 crochet mandala pattern

Rounds 1-3

Round 1 – Start with pink. To begin make a magic ring, chain 1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch) then work 8htr into the ring. Sl st to the top of the first htr to join round. (8htr)
Round 2 – Chain 2 (counts as 1htr), then 1 htr into in the same stitch. Work 2 htr into each htr from the previous round. Sl st to the top of the ch2 to join. (16htr)
Round 3 – chain 2 (counts as 1htr),then work 2htr in the next stitch. Continue to work 1htr, then 2 htr into each stitch from the previous round. Sl st to the top of the ch2 to join. (24htr) Fasten off.

 

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Rounds 4 & 5

Round 4 – Switch to green. Ss into any htr from the previous round. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) then 1dc. Ch 3, miss a stitch and then dc into the next. Continue to ch3, then dc into every second stitch all the way around. Sl st into the first dc to join round. (12 x ch-3 spaces, 12dc).
Round 5 – Sl st into first ch-3 space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 3tr into the same ch-3 space. Work 4tr into each ch-3 space all the way around. Sl st into the top of the first ch3. (48tr)(12x4tr) fasten off.

 

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Rounds 6 & 7

Round 6 – Switch to yellow. Ss between any two groups of 4trs from the previous round. Ch 5, sl st in between the first two groups of 4tr from the previous round. Continue to ch5, and then sl st in between the tr groups all the way around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
Round 7 – *Sl st into the next ch-5 space and work 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1htr, 1dc* Repeat for * to * all the way around. After the last dc, cut the yarn and thread it into a needle. Fasten off. (12 petals).

 

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Round 8

Round 8 – switch to blue. Ss in between any of the 2dc from the previous round. The base of the petal. Ch6 (counts at 1tr, ch3). Ss into the top of the dtr from the previous round and ch3. *Tr between petals, ch 3, ss at petal top, ch3* repeat from * to * around. Finish by ss into the 3rd chain of the initial ch6. (12tr, 12ss, 24xch3)

 

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Round 9

Round 9 – Ss into ch-3 space. Ch 1 (doesn’t count as stitch). Work 5dc in each ch-3 sp around. Fasten off. (120dc)

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 10 & 11

Round 10 – switch to green. Ss in between any two 5dc groups. *Ch4, ss in between every 5dc groups * repeat from * to * around. (24ss, 24xch4)
Round 11 – ss into the next ch-4 space, ch3 (counts as one to) then work 7tr into the same space. Ss in the following ch-4 space. Work 8tr in the next ch-4 space. Continue to work 8tr into a ch-4 space and then ss into the next – alternating around. (12ss, 12x8tr groups).

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 12

Round 12– switch to yellow. Ss into any tr from the previous round. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st). Work 1dc into each stitch around.

 

 

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Round 13

Round 13 – switch to Pink. Find the top two dcs of any petal. Ss into the first of those 2dcs and ch3, then tr2tog (counts as 1 tr3tog) ch1, then tr3togther into the next dc, ch 9. * tr3tog in first of top two dcs, ch 1, tr3tog in the next dc, ch9 *repeat * to * around. ss into top of tr3tog. (23x tr3tog, 12x ch9)

 

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Round 14

Round 14 – * ss between any tr3tog pair, work 2dc in the ch-1 space. In the ch-9 space, work 7dc, 3ch, 7dc* repeat from * to * around and fasten off. (12x 7dc,ch3,7dc groups, 12x 2dc pairs).

Shorthand Instructions – UK

  • Round 1 – magic loop then work 8htr
  • Round 2 – 2htr in each tr (16htr)
  • Round 3 – 1htr, 2htr around (24htr)
  • Round 4 – Ch3, skip st, dc in next – repeat around (12dc,12xch-3)
  • Round 5 – 4tr in each ch-3 space (12x 4tr)(48tr)
  • Round 6. – Ch5 then sl st in between gap between two 4tr groups. Repeat around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
  • Round 7 – 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr,1dc into each ch-5 space.
  • Round 8 – Tr between petals, ch3, ss at petal top, ch3. Repeat around.  (12tr, 12ss, 24xch3)
  • Round 9 – 5dc in each ch-3 group. (120dc)
  • Round 10 –  Ss in between 5dc groups, ch 4. Repeat around. (24ss, 24xch4)
  • Round 11 –  Work 8tr into a ch-4 space, ss in the next – alternate around. (12ss, 12x8tr groups).
  • Round 12 –  Work 1dc into each stitch around.
  • Round 13 – in the top two dcs of each petal work, 1tr3tog, ch1, 1tr3tog and then ch9 – repeat around.  (24x tr3tog, 12x ch9)
  • Round 14 –  Work 2dc in the ch-1 space and then in the ch-9 space, work 7dc, 3ch, 7dc – repeat around (12x 7dc,ch3,7dc groups, 12x 2dc pairs). Fasten off.

Shorthand Instructions US

  • Round 1 – magic loop then work 8hdc
  • Round 2 – 2hdc in each tr (16hdc)
  • Round 3 – 1hdc, 2hdc around (24hdc)
  • Round 4 – Ch3, skip st, sc in next – repeat around (12sc,12xch-3)
  • Round 5 – 4dc in each ch-3 space (12x 4dc)(48dc)
  • Round 6. – Ch5 then sl st in between gap between two 4dc groups. Repeat around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
  • Round 7 – 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc,1sc into each ch-5 space.
  • Round 8 – Dc between petals, ch3, ss at petal top, ch3. Repeat around.  (12dc, 12ss, 24xch3)
  • Round 9 – 5sc in each ch-3 group. (120sc)
  • Round 10 –  Ss in between 5sc groups, ch 4. Repeat around. (24ss, 24xch4)
  • Round 11 –  Work 8dc into a ch-4 space, ss in the next – alternate around. (12ss, 12x8dc groups).
  • Round 12 –  Work 1sc into each stitch around.
  • Round 13 – in the top two sc of each petal work, 1dc3tog, ch1, 1dc3tog and then ch9 – repeat around.  (24x dc3tog, 12x ch9)
  • Round 14 –  Work 2sc in the ch-1 space and then in the ch-9 space, work 7sc, 3ch, 7sc – repeat around (12x 7sc,ch3,7sc groups, 12x 2sc pairs). Fasten off.

{Crochet} Simple Crochet Lazy Daisy Flower

free crochet flower patternCrochet flower patterns don’t get much easier than this simply daisy, which I’m calling Lazy Daisy. This pattern uses 8ply Patons cotton blend and a 4mm hook. This pattern is in UK terms with some shorthand US instructions at the end.
free crochet flower pattern

Step 1.  Ch6, ss into first ch to make a loop

free crochet flower pattern

Step 2 – Ch1, then work 12htrs into the loop. Fasten off. (12htr)

free crochet flower pattern

Step 3 – Swap colour -join with a ss into any htr , ch8 and ss into the same htr, *ss into the next st, ch8, ss into same st* repeat from * to * around. Fasten off. (12 X ch8 petals)free crochet flower patternUS Shorthand 

1. Ch6, ss into first ch to form a loop.
2. 12hdc into the loop. Fasten off (12hdc)
3. With new colour – ss, ch8, ss into each hdc. (12x ch8 petals).

All done. Don’t forget to tag your #crochetlazydaisy. I’ve designed a few more really simple flower patterns that I’ll be sharing in the next few weeks. Enjoy. Xx

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{Crochet} Fleur Square Crochet Pattern

Free crochet square pattern

Here is the tutorial for my crochet Fleur Square. Crochet squares are so versatile and can be used to make cushions, blankets, scarves, bags and the list goes on. I’ve used 8ply Patons Cotton Blend and a 4mm hook for this pattern. The instructions are in UK terms and there are both UK and US shorthand instructions at the end of the tutorial. Don’t forget to tag #fleursquare once you’ve made your square. I’d love to see them!

UK Instructions (US instructions at the end)

Free crochet square pattern

Step 1 – With colour A, Ch6, Sl st to first ch to form a loop.

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 2 – Ch3, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog) ch2. *tr3tog, ch2* repeat from * to * 7 times (8 x tr3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces). Fasten off.

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 3 – With colour B, Sl at into any ch-2 space and work 3dc. Skip to the next ch -2 space and work 2dc,2ch,2dc (to form a corner) *In the next ch-2 space work 3dc and then 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the following ch-2 space * Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st into first dc (4 x 3dc groups, 4 x 2dc,ch2,2dc groups).

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 4 – *Ch5, sl st in the stitch just after the 3dc group from the previous round. Ch4 then sl st in the ch-2 space at the corner, ch4, sl st just before the next 3dc group from the previous round.* repeat from * to * 3 more times (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces).

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 5 -Sl st into the first ch-5 space, * work 5dc into the ch-5 space. 4dc into both of the ch-4 spaces at the corners. * repeat from * to * 3 more times (8 x 4dc groups, 4 x 5dc groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 6 – *Sl st into the 3rd dc (or middle dc) of the 5dc group from previous round. Ch5 then tr, ch3, tr at corner. Ch5 * then repeat from * to * 3 times and then Sl st to 3dc of 5dc group and fasten off. (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x tr, ch2, tr groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 7  – Switch to colour A. Sl st into any ch-3 corner space then * in the corner work 2tr, ch1, 2tr. Then 6tr in the next two ch-5 spaces* repeat from * to * 3 times and fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 8 x 6tr groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 8 – Switch to colour C. Sl st into any corner space and * work 2tr, ch1, 2tr into the corner. 1tr in the next 16 stitches.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 16 trs along each side)

 

Free crochet square pattern

I added another round of white trebles to each of my squares and then i joined them together to form the centre of a cushion. A round of green and another couple of rounds of trebles in white finished off my cushion nicely.

Free crochet square pattern

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Here are the shorthand instructions for all of you clever crocheters.

Fleur Square (UK)

  • 1 – Ch 6, sl st to first ch to from a loop
  • 2 – 8 x tr3tog with ch2 in between.  Fasten off (8 x tr3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces)
  • 3 – New colour: 3dc along the sides. 2dc, ch2, 2dc at corners. (4 x 3dc groups, 4 x 2dc,ch2,2dc groups)
  • 4 – Ch5 and then sl st over each 3dc groups. Ch4, sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4 at corners (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces)
  • 5 – 5dc in ch-5 spaces and 4dc in ch-4 spaces (8 x 4dc groups, 4 x 5dc groups)
  • 6 -Sl st into 3rd dc in 5dc group, ch5 then tr,ch3,tr at corners, ch 5. Repeat 3 more times. Fasten off (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x tr, ch3, tr groups)
  • 7 – New Colour: 2tr, ch1, 2tr at corners and 6tr into each ch-5 space. Fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 8 x 6tr groups)
  • 8 – New Colour – 2tr, 1ch, 2tr into each corner and 1tr into each of the 16 stitches along the sides. Fasten off.(4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 16 trs along each side) Fasten off.

Fleur Square (US)

  • 1 – Ch 6, sl st to first ch to from a loop
  • 2 – 8 x dc3tog with ch2 in between.  Fasten off (8 x dc3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces)
  • 3 – New colour: 3sc along the sides. 2sc, ch2, 2sc at corners. (4 x 3sc groups, 4 x 2sc,ch2,2sc groups)
  • 4 – Ch5 and then sl st over each 3sc groups. Ch4, sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4 at corners (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces)
  • 5 – 5sc in ch-5 spaces and 4sc in ch-4 spaces (8 x 4sc groups, 4 x 5sc groups)
  • 6 -Sl st into 3rd dc in 5sc group, ch5 then dc,ch3,dc at corners, ch 5. Repeat 3 more times. Fasten off (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x dc, ch3, dc groups)
  • 7 – New Colour: 2dc, ch1, 2dc at corners and 6dc into each ch-5 space. Fasten off. (4 x 2dc, ch1, 2dc groups, 8 x 6dc groups)
  • 8 – New Colour: 2dc, 1ch, 2dc into each corner and 1dc into each of the 16 stitches along the sides. Fasten off.(4 x 2dc, ch1, 2dc groups, 16 dcs along each side) Fasten off.

Free crochet square pattern

{Crochet} Mandy’s Mega Mandala Cushion Pattern

Crochet circle cushion

Here is my crochet mega mandala pattern – Mandy’s Mega Mandala. It is written in UK terms but there are shorthand US terms and instructions at the end of this tutorial.  The stitches are relatively simple, but it’s important to count your stitches, especially as it’s such a large crochet circle. If you miscount in the first few rounds, then the entire mandala will be out for the duration of the pattern and no one wants that!

You will need 8ply yarn and a 4mm hook. I’ve used Patons cotton blend.

Stiches you will need to know

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble
  • tr – treble
  • dtr – double treble
  • tr2tog – treble two togther
  • tr3tog – treble three together
  • magic loop

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 1 – Begin with a magic loop. Ch3 (counts as a tr) then work 11tr into the ring. Sl at into the top of the inital ch 3 and fasten off. (12tr)

Round 2 – Sl st into the top of any tr from the previous round. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then 1tr into the same st. Work 2tr into each tr. Sl st into the top of the ch3 and fasten off. (24tr)

Round 3 – Sl st into any tr, ch1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch) * 1dc, 2dc * in the next st. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off (36dc)

Round 4 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into the same st. Skip a st then work 2tr into the next. Continue to work 2tr into every second tr around. Sl st into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (36tr, 18tr pairs)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 5 – Sl st into between any tr pair, dc, * ch2, dc in between the next tr pair.* repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the first dc and fasten off. (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18dc)

Round 6 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, * work 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc. * repeat from * to * in every ch-2 space. Fasten off. (18groups of dc, htr, tr, htr, dc)

Round 7 – Sl st in between any of the dcs in the previous round (see image). Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 2tr into the same st. Sl st into the top of the tr (see image). Continue to work 3tr in between each dc group and sl st into the tr at the top of the st group. Sl st into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (18 groups x 3tr, 18 sl st) (54tr, 18slst)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 8 – Sl st into any st from the previous round, then dc in every st including the sl st. Sl st into first dc and fasten off (72 dc)

Round 9 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 1tr in the same st. Continue to work 2tr into every second dc around. Sl st into top the initial ch3 and fasten off. (72tr, 36tr pairs)

Round 10 – Sl st in between any tr pair from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 2tr into the same st. Work 3tr in between each of the tr pairs from the previous round. Sl st into the top of the ch3 and fasten off. (108tr, 36 x 3tr groups)

Round 11 – Sl st into any st from the previous round, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc in every st around. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off. (108dc)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 12 – Sl st into any dc from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr) tr in the next. Continue to work 1tr into each dc. Sl st into the top of the inital ch3 and fasten off. (108tr)

Round 13 – Sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch3 and tr2tog in the same stitch. *ch2, skip a st, tr3tog * repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the top of the tr2tog and fasten off. (54tr3tog)

Round 14 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch3 (counts as 1tr), work 2tr in the same ch-2 space. Work 3tr into every ch-2 space around. Sl at into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (54 groups of 3tr)(162tr)

Round 15 – sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into every tr from the previous round. Sl st to the top the initial ch3 and fasten off. (162tr)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 16 – Sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc, into the same st. Work 1dc into each tr from the previous round. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off. (162tr)

Round 17 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 and tr2tog in the same st. *ch2, skip a st, tr3tog in the next*. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the top of the tr2tog and fasten off. (81 x tr3tog)

Round 18 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr in the same ch-2 space. Work 2htr into every ch-2 space. Sl st into the inital ch2 and fasten off. (162htr)(81 x htr pairs)

Round 19 – Sl st into any htr, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc into the same st. Dc into each htr around. Sl st into the initial dc and fasten off. (162 dc)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 20 – Sl st into any dc from the previous round. Ch2, skip a st, sl st into the next st. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the initial dc and fasten off. (81 sl st, and 81 ch-2 groups).

Round 21 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch3 (counts as 1htr and 1ch), 1htr in the same ch-2 space. * In the next ch-2 space work 1htr, ch1, 1htr *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the the second ch of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (162 htr, 81ch)(81 groups of 1htr, ch1, 1htr)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 22 – Sl st in between any group of 1htr, ch1, 1htr. *Ch 2, Sl st in between the next group* Repeat from * to * around and fasten off. I’m using the same colour for he next round so I won’t fasten off, but Sl st in the next ch-2 space and continue.

Round 23 – This round is shown in white yarn just to make the image clear, but my final mandala is worked in pink. Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch 2 (counts as 1htr), dtr through the ch-1 space in round 21 (see image), 1htr through ch-2 space of round 23. * In the next ch-2 space work 1htr, 1dtr though ch-1 space of round 21, 1htr in ch-2 space if round 23. * Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the top of the initial ch2 and fasten off! Hooray!!!

Shorthand UK

  • Round 1 – Begin with a magic ring. 12tr in ring. (12tr)
  • Round 2 – 2tr in each tr. (24tr)
  • Round 3 – 1dc, 2dc around (36dc)
  • Round 4 – 2tr in every second st (36tr)(18tr pairs)
  • Round 5 – dc, ch-2 in between each tr pair (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18dc)
  • Round 6 – work 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc into each ch-2 space (18groups of 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc)
  • Round 7 – 3tr in between the dcs from the previous round, sl st to top of tr from previous round and repeat around(18 groups x 3tr 18 l at) (54tr, 18slst)
  • Round 8 – dc into every st (72dc)
  • Round 9 – 2tr in every second dc (72 tr)(36tr pairs)
  • Round 10 – 3tr in between each tr pair (108tr)(36 x tr triplets)
  • Round 11 – 1dc in every st (108dc)
  • Round 12 – 1tr in each st (108tr)
  • Round 13 – tr3tog, ch2 in every second tr (54 x tr3tog)
  • Round 14 – 3tr into each ch-2 space (162tr)
  • Round 15 – 1tr into every st (162tr)
  • Round 16 – 1dc into every st (162dc)
  • Round 17 – tr3tog, ch-2 in every second st (81x tr3tog)
  • Round 18 – 2htr in every ch-2 space (162htr)(81 x htr pairs)
  • Round 19 – dc into each st (162dc)
  • Round 20 – ch2, sl st into every second st around (81 x ch-2 spaces, 81 sl st)
  • Round 21 – 1htr, 1ch, 1htr into each ch-2 space (162 htr, 81ch)
  • Round 22 – sl st in between the 1htr, 1ch, 1htr groups from previous round, ch2 and repeat around (81sl st, 82 x ch-2 spaces)
  • Round 23 – (1htr, 1dtr through ch-1 space of round 21, 1htr in the same ch-2 space of round 23) repeat in every ch-2 space. Fasten off.

Shorthand US –

  • Round 1 – Begin with a magic ring. 12dc in ring. (12dc)
  • Round 2 – 2dc in each dc. (24dc)
  • Round 3 – 1sc, 2sc around (36sc)
  • Round 4 – 2dc in every second st (36dc)(dctr pairs)
  • Round 5 – sc, ch-2 in between each dc pair (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18 sc))
  • Round 6 – work 1sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 1sc into each ch-2 space (18groups of 1sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 1sc)
  • Round 7 – 3dc in between the two sc’s from the previous round, sl st to top of dc from previous round and repeat around (18 groups x 3dc, 18 x sl st) (54dc, 18slst)
  • Round 8 – sc into every st (72sc)
  • Round 9 – 2dc in every second sc (72 dc)(36dc pairs)
  • Round 10 – 3dc in between each dc pair (108dc)(36 x dc triplets)
  • Round 11 – 1sc in every st (108sc)
  • Round 12 – 1dc in each st (108dc)
  • Round 13 – dc3tog, ch2 in every second tr (54 x dc3tog)
  • Round 14 – 3dc into each ch-2 space (162dc)
  • Round 15 – 1dc into every st (162dc)
  • Round 16 – 1sc into every st (162sc)
  • Round 17 – dc3tog, ch-2 in every second st (81x dc3tog)
  • Round 18 – 2hdc in every ch-2 space (162hdc)(81 x hdc pairs)
  • Round 19 – sc into each st (162sc)
  • Round 20 – ch2, sl st into every second st around (81 x ch-2 spaces, 81 sl st)
  • Round 21 – 1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc into each ch-2 space (162 hdc, 81ch)
  • Round 22 – sl st in between the 1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc group from previous round, ch2 and repeat around (81sl st, 82 x ch-2 spaces)
  • Round 23 – (1hdc, 1tr through ch-1 space of round 21, 1hdc in the same ch-2 space of round 23) repeat for every ch-2 space. Fasten off.

Crochet circle cushion

I made two mandalas and stitched them together over a round cushion insert. It’s like two cushions in one, with a different colour sequence on the other side. If you make one of my mega mandalas please tag #mandysmegamandala on social media. If you’re looking for a smaller mandala to crochet please check out Mandy’s Mandala and my Sunnyside Up Mandala. Enjoy!

Crochet circle cushion

 

{Crochet} Mindful Pattern by Shelley Husband from Spincushions

crochet block pattern

Image Credit – Shelley Husband
Mindful Crochet Pattern

When super crocheter Shelley from Spincushions said she wanted to gift one of her patterns to @craftastherapy i was touched by her generosity. Shelley is an extremely talented crochet designer, who loves designing crochet squares and blankets. She is also just slightly obsessed with seamless crochet. Seriously, her crochet designs are just perfection!

crochet bag pattern

Image Credit – Shelley Husband Shelley’s crochet block bag pattern that was featured in Handmade Magazine

 

crochet mandala pattern

Image Credit – Shelley Husband Shelley’s version of my crochet pattern Mandy’s Mandala

Mindful Crochet

Shelley has created a beautiful repetitive 4 round square, called Mindful, which is fitting for meditative crochet and crafting as therapy. She described the pattern herself as ‘mindlessly meditative’ and therefore ideal for relaxing. It’s beautfully simple little block that can be made as small or as large as you like. Perfect for blankets, scarves or crochet project that uses squares. The options are endless! And in true Shelley style she has written the pattern in both UK and U.S. terms so everyone can have a play!!! Yay! Click on the images below to download the Mindful Pattern.

ShelleyHusbandUKShelleyHusbandUS

A massive thank you to Shelley for sharing this pattern with us. And if you’d like to find out more about Shelley and her patterns you can find her in the following places –