Friday, December 15, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Snowflake Cross Stitch Crochet Ornament


Love making handmade ornaments? Need a quick and beautiful gift topper? The Snowflake Cross Stitch Crochet Ornament is fun and fast to make, with a stripy crochet background, a simple embroidered snowflake, and cute pom pom trim to finish it all off. This ornament is lightweight and looks pretty as a gift accent too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Snowflake Cross Stitch Crochet Ornament
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:
  • 5.0 mm "H" crochet hook
  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Paddy Green, Spring Green, and White
  • Small embroidery hoop
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pom pom trim or ribbon for covering hoop edges
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small piece of felt to cover back of ornament
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Small piece of ribbon for hanging

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Part 1: The Crochet Background

Make a chain that has just a bit of overhang across the width of the hoop.

Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, work a sc. Work a sc in each remaining chain.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc in each st across.

Repeat row 2 until top and bottom has just a bit of overhang. (I switched colors every two rows)

Part 2 The Cross Stitch Snowflake:

Using a piece of yarn and tapestry needle, stitch the snowflake as shown in the photo below. Use the single crochet stitches and color rows as "boxes" to guide you through each cross stitch.




Part 3: Assembly of the Ornament

Trim sides and back of any excess yarn ends (no need to weave in it won't show).  Run a small stripe of hot glue along back inside edge of the hook and fold ends into the back.  Cut a circle of felt (you can use the hoop as a template) and hot glue to back of ornament.  Glue pom pom trim or ribbon along outside edge.  Use a small piece of ribbon to hang and you're done!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The BIG Crochet Along Reveal...Presenting the Nostalgic Granny Tree Skirt!


It's here! The BIG holiday crochet along reveal...Presenting the Nostalgic Granny Tree Skirt!

Just joining us? Scroll down for links to each week of the CAL, plus the video for each week too!


If you haven't joined us on our Ravelry group, click below to join the fun! There is a special welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!



To make it easy for quick reference, I've put everything on one page, so here you go! So whether you're just joining us, halfway through, or putting the finishing touches on your tree skirt, help along each step of the way is below!







Some special notes to add:

  • I steam blocked mine and I found it helped everything lay nice and flat...tutorial here:  

  • My tree skirt was made to cover my tree base with just a bit around the edge of the floor...exactly the way I wanted it.  We have a train around our tree, so it had to be a perfect fit and not too big so the train tracks could sit right on the hard surface of the floor.  If you want yours to be bigger than this one, just make each triangle have more rounds...as big as you like!  The edging will still be worked the same, no special stitch count needed.  I did this on purpose because we all most likely need a different size for our tree.  Some of you shared cute little trees on a table top, some artificial in a narrower base, and some that were very, very big! 💖
  • Maker gallery coming January 5th!  This will give you a bit more time to work on your projects.  Love participating in crochet alongs?  Stay tuned...next up is the Spring CAL in a few months!  Announcements will be made with more details as we move into the spring season later on.



Let's connect!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Holiday CAL: Week 3, Edging & Finish Work


Welcome back for week 3 of the 2017 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along! This is the last week of tutorials, then you'll have a few weeks to work on your piece and enjoy it before the maker gallery rolls around!  Today we'll be how to add a lovely scallop edging, weaving in ends, and adding optional buttons!

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*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here's this week's CAL video:

Here's the written pattern for the edging:

Tie yarn for edging in the top corner space of the triangle to the left of the opening in the skirt.  See photo below:


Next, ch 3, then work 12 dc in the same space.  In the next space work a sl st.  *Work 12 dc in the next space, then a sl st in the next space.  Repeat from * to the last space.  For the last scallop, work (12 dc, sl st) in the same space to create a rounder, more finished edge.

*Note: where each triangle connects, you'll still work the same sequence (12 dc in a space, sl st in next space, etc), but work them into the corner space of the first triangle, then the space in between the triangles, then the corner space of the next triangle.  To see a visual of this, be sure to check out the video too.

Finishing:  Weave in any ends that remain.  With a piece of matching yarn, sew buttons down the edge of one of the triangles at the opening as shown in the above photos.  You can sew three like I did or more if you like.  Use the decorative holes in the granny triangle on the other side of the opening as button holes to button it closed.

Optional: You might want to steam block your tree skirt,  check out this helpful tutorial if using acrylic yarn:

  
If you're using natural fibers (wool, alpaca, cotton, etc) you can wet block your skirt, check out the tutorial below for this:


OK, let's take a quick peek at the schedule (click below for links to previous weeks of the CAL):


Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the Fiber Flux social media places below:

Let's connect!

Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!

I am so super excited to see all of your beautiful projects in the next few weeks...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you tomorrow for the big reveal!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)
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