Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sand Dunes Wrap, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Sand Dunes Wrap is a luxuriously simple, easy to wear wrap.  Silky thread yarn makes it have a beautiful drape and can be worn casually or can easily be dressed up too!

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

Sand Dunes Wrap
By Jennifer Dickerson



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Materials:

    • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook 
    • 2 Cakes of It's A Wrap Rainbow from Red Heart (I used the "Foggy" colorway), each cake is 623 yards.  I used two cakes, but with the strands held together.
    • Tapestry Needle 
    • Scissors 

    Sizing:
    • 34 inches from bottom point straight up
    • 72 inches from bottom point to upper left or upper right point
    • 75 inches across top edge

    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

    Instructions:

    Note: I used 2 cakes, strands held double.

    Ch 5

    Row 1: In the 5th ch from the hook, work 3 dc.  Ch 1, then work a dc (all in the same chain).

    Row 2: Ch 4 and turn.  Then work (3 dc, ch 1) in the first space (the ch 1 space from the previous row).  Then work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into the turning ch space.

    Row 3: Ch 4 and turn.  Then work (3 dc, ch 1) in the first space (the ch 1 space from the previous row).  Work (3 dc, ch 1) into each ch 1 space across (note: there will be one to work the first time, but then as your wrap grows, you do more and more (3 dc, ch 1) across).  Then work (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into the turning ch space.


    Repeat row 3 until piece is 34 inches tall or desired height.


    © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Maui Blossom Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


    The Maui Blossom Dishcloth is a quick to crochet project that features beautiful tropical blossoms using the join as you go technique.  Make it a large as you like by simply adding more flowers to the dishcloth.  Can be used in the kitchen, but also makes a fabulous spa cloth, modern doily, or gift too!



    This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

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

    Maui Blossom Dishcloth
    By Jennifer Dickerson

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





    • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
    • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Aqua" and "Bright Pink")
    • Tapestry needle 
    • Scissors 
    • Ruler or tape measure

    Sizing:
    • 8.5 inches tall
    • 8.5 inches wide

    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:



    Part 1-Make The First Flower

    Ch 4, join with a sl st in the chain furthest from the hook to create a ring.

    Round 1: Ch 4, the work (dc, ch 1) 11 times. Join to close in the third chain up for the beginning chain to close round.

    Round 2: Tie new color into any of the ch 1 spaces and ch 3. Work (3 dc, ch 1) into the same space. *Work a slip stitch into the next space. In the next space, work 4 dc. Repeat from * around, then join to close round in the chain at the base of the first petal.

    Fasten off and move onto the next section.




    Part 2: Joining Flowers Together

    Before you begin, plan your flower/color layout. You can see the photo above to see how I mixed mine up. This is especially important if your flowers won't all be exactly the same. I sketched a small drawing when I made mine (you can see it in the video!) to help me decide on placement.

    Using the JAYGO (join as you go) chart below, make each flower as directed in part 1, but each time you have a join (shown as a "star" on the chart), work a slip stitch join in the center of the petal (in between the 2nd dc and third dc). So when working your flower, you make 2 dc, join it to the other flower into the center of its petal, then finish the petal by working 2 dc. If you have never done the JAYGO technique or need to see this in action, I highly recommend the video!

    Weave in any ends and you're finished!

    Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


    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 can't wait to see all of your beautiful and colorful dishcloths...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 next week for the next exciting dishcloth project in our series!



    © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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    Sunday, August 11, 2019

    Connect The Dots Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)



    The Connect The Dots Dishcloth is a fabulous classic granny square topped with fun colorful polka dots in three sizes.  Super easy to make and fun to mix up the colors and dot sizes for a unique look!



    This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

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

    Connect the Dots Dishcloth
    By Jennifer Dickerson

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



    • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
    • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Caribbean" "Lemony" "Bright Orange" and "Bright Pink"
    • Tapestry needle 
    • Scissors 
    • Ruler or tape measure

    Sizing:
    •  inches tall
    •  inches wide

    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

    Granny Square Instructions:
    Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch. Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch. Round 2: Slip stitch over to the first corner space. Then, to work the corner of round 2, first chain 3, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space...first corner done! Then chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round. Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: slip stitch over to the first corner space, then chain 3, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again. Keep working in this manner, with two clusters in the corners and one cluster on the sides until you finish the round. Just be sure there is a ch 1 in between each grouping of 3 dc as you work each round. That is what gives you those pretty spaces in between each cluster and keeps it nice and flat.

    Fasten off, weave in any ends that remain and move onto the dot instructions below...



    Small Circle Instructions (shown in pink, make 3):

    Ch 4, join in the chain furthest from the hook with a sl st.

    Round 1: Ch 1, then work 11 sc into the center of the ring.  Join the round with a sl st.  

    Round 2: Ch 1, then work a sc into the first st.  Work 2 sc in each st all the way around the circle.  Join to close the round with a sl st.



    Medium Circle Instructions (shown in yellow, make 3):

    Ch 4, join in the chain furthest from the hook with a sl st.

    Round 1: Ch 2, then work 11 hdc into the center of the ring.  Join the round with a sl st.  

    Round 2: Ch 2, then work a hdc into the first st.  Work 2 hdc in each st all the way around the circle.  Join to close the round with a sl st.



    Large Circle Instructions (shown in orange, make 3):

    Ch 4, join in the chain furthest from the hook with a sl st.

    Round 1: Ch 3, then work 11 dc into the center of the ring.  Join the round with a sl st.  

    Round 2: Ch 3, then work a dc into the first st.  Work 2 dc in each st all the way around the circle.  Join to close the round with a sl st.

    Sew circles to the dishcloth in a random polka dot pattern using tails.  Weave in any ends and you're finished!



    Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


    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 can't wait to see all of your beautiful and colorful dishcloths...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 next week for the next exciting dishcloth project in our series!


    © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    Rainbow Splash Bath Mat, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


    The Rainbow Splash Bath Mat is a pretty little mat that will brighten up any bath or shower area!  Textured "scrubby yarn gives it a fun feel and the stitch pattern is super easy and perfect for the novelty style yarn.  Make one or more in rainbow like I did or in specific colors for your own decor!

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

    Rainbow Splash Bath Mat
    By Jennifer Dickerson



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


    Materials:

      • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook 
      • Scrubby Cotton from Red Heart (I used Lemony, Tulip Pink, Lavender, Caribbean, and Jade)
      • Tapestry Needle 
      • Scissors 

      Sizing:
      • 28 inches long
      • 15 inches wide

      Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

      Instructions:

      Note: I worked 7 rows of each color in rainbow order as shown, starting in green.

      Ch 43

      Row 1: In the 6th ch from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc).  *Skip 5 ch, then in the next ch work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc).  Repeat from * until 4 chains remain.  Work a dc in the last ch.

      Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each ch 3 space from the previous row.  Work a dc in the turning chain space.

      Repeat row 2 until piece is 28 inches long or desired length.


      © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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      Wednesday, August 7, 2019

      Feeling Tropical! 10 Beautiful Crochet Patterns...


      Hi crocheters!  Are you ready to take a tropical vacation with your hook and yarn?  Grab you brightest, most vibrant fibers and check out the list below!  Is this collection more fun to make or wear?  You decide!

      Also, be sure to check out my video where I'll show you each item myself too!


      Click on each link below the image to go right to the free pattern!


      Boutique Daisy



      Graphic Blooms Convertible Cowl



      Sparkling Waters Wrap



      Fruit Punch Tablet Sleeve



      Peony Spa Scrubby



      Tropical Punch Dishcloth



      Absolute Beginner Cowl



      Raspberry Mint Tassel Cowl



      Heart You Scarf



      Easy Lace Belt




      © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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