Tuesday, April 22, 2014

30 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns!


I love dishcloths!  Not only are they super useful, but the are a fast and easy project, and seems you can never have enough.  They make great gifts and are a fabulous way to learn a new technique or stitch.  Here are 30 dishcloth patterns (all free) from the wonderful world of crochet that I've collected for you, find your favorite and add a little handmade beauty to your kitchen in no time flat!  

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Vintage Corsage Cowl


With gorgeous spring weather, holidays, and Mother's Day on the horizon, I thought something delicate, lacy, and flowery would be in order!  The Vintage Corsage Cowl is crocheted quickly in lovely and lightweight sock yarn, and two pretty shell buttons keep it together.  Three blossoms and three leaves finish it off, giving it a splash of vibrant color.


The Vintage Corsage Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

Materials:
  • Sock yarn of your choice (Yarn shown is Malabrigo Sock Yarn in "Lettuce" Dream In Color Smooshy Yarn in "Ruby River" and Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn)
  • E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
  • 2 Buttons (Lacy holes double up as buttonholes, be sure to try them out before sewing them on)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing:
  • Length of cowl: 32 inches
  • Width of cowl: 3 inches wide
  • Width of large rose: 1.5 inches
  • Width of smaller roses: 1 inch
  • Width of each leaf: 1/2 inch



Instructions for Cowl:

Chain 28

Row 1: In the 6th ch from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in the same chain.  *Skip 5 chains, then in the next ch, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc).  Repeat from * to last 4 ch.  Skip 3 ch, and in the last ch, work a dc.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  *Work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into the center of each fan from the previous row all the way across (see photo below).  Work a dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until cowl is 32 inches long (or desired length).  Fasten off.


Instructions for Larger Rose:
(Make 1)


Click here for a rose photo + video tutorial...

Ch 24
In the 4th ch from the hook, work 2 dc, then work 3 dc in each chain all the way across to the end. Rose will curl naturally. Coil into desired shape, then seam together using remaining tails. Keep tails attached for sewing to the cowl later.

Instructions for Smaller Roses:
(Make 2)


Click here for a rose photo + video tutorial...

Ch 12
In the 4th ch from the hook, work 2 dc, then work 3 dc in each chain all the way across to the end. Rose will curl naturally. Coil into desired shape, then seam together using remaining tails. Keep tails attached for sewing to the cowl later.

Instructions for Leaves:
(Make 3)

Click here for a leaf photo + video tutorial...

Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1: In the center of the ring, work 6 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc. Join with a slip stitch to close leaf and fasten off. Keep tails intact for seaming to the cowl later.



Finishing & Assembly:

Sew roses and leaves to cowl with a tapestry needle as shown in the above photo using yarn tails.  I sewed the roses on first, then added the leaves to the outside edges of the "corsage".  Weave in any ends that remain.


For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2 Sneak Peeks...Oh My!


I have been a busy bee behind the scenes this week, and I've been stitching up some things on both the hook and needles...fun!  It's been a while since I've worked on a knitting project and it had been wonderful!

Above I'm working on a hooky lace project, love that green goodness!  Below I'm involved in some seed stitch on my favorite bamboo needles.  I don't normally share sneak peeks, just once in a while, but I couldn't wait!


Tell me lovelies, what are you working on right now?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Sorbetto Baby Blanket & Play Mat!


The Sorbetto Blanket and Play Mat is lofty, squishy, and lots of fun!  This blanket is designed to grow with baby, serving as a cozy covering in the beginning, then can later be used as a fluffy play mat as baby gets more mobile.  From breezy stroller rides to playtime, this quick to crochet blanket/mat makes the perfect baby shower gift too!

The Sorbetto Blanket & Play Mat
By Jennifer Dickerson

Sizing:

  • Blanket/Mat shown is 30 inches wide and 30 inches tall.  However, if different dimensions are desired, see the instructions section.

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA in Honolulu Pink
  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA in Monterey Lime
  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA in Minneapolis Purple
  • N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Note: If you'd like to substitute yarn, any 6 skeins of super bulky yarn will do, check for yarn that recommends an "N" hook.



Instructions for Blanket/Play Mat:

Note: for a different width, make the starting chain in a multiple of 6+4).  Three rows of each color are worked, then repeated.

Ch 76

Row 1: In the 6th ch from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in the same chain.  *Skip 5 chains, then in the next ch, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc).  Repeat from * to last 4 ch.  Skip 3 ch, and in the last ch, work a dc.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  *Work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) into the center of each fan from the previous row all the way across (see photo below).  Work a dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until blanket/play mat is desired length.  Blanket shown has three rows of one color, then switches to the next color and repeats.  However, you can switch colors whenever you'd like.



Instructions for Rose:
Click here for a rose photo + video tutorial...

Ch 12
In the 4th ch from the hook, work 2 dc, then work 3 dc in each chain all the way across to the end.  Rose will curl naturally.  Coil into desired shape, then seam together using remaining tails.  Keep tails attached for sewing to the blanket later.


Instructions for Leaf:
Click here for a leaf photo + video tutorial...

Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1:  In the center of the ring, work 6 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc.  Join with a slip stitch to close leaf and fasten off.  Keep tails intact for seaming later.



Finishing & Assembly:

Sew leaf and rose to blanket using yarn tails.  Blanket shown has rose and leaf sewn to the bottom left corner.  Weave in any ends that remain.



Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Sorbetto stitch by stitch:


For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!


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