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Friday, March 30, 2018

Summer Pineapple Square top– full written pattern and charts

Hello,

Summer is coming very fast again and I think there are never enough pineapple tops.
I made pattern for a very nice Summer pineapple square top.
For this top, size M, with sleeves (you can make it sleeveless as well) I used 400g of soft baby acrylic yarn suitable for G/4mm hook.
The choice of the material is up to you. I suggest you make one square, check the size, use smaller or bigger hook to achieve cca 12 x 12cm (4,8’’ x 4,8’’) square. You can make the top smaller or bigger by using different size of the hook.
The tops back and front are crocheted by joining flower motives. The sleeves are crocheted in rounds.


There are many pictures and few charts to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern. I do believe this pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.

I am providing the pattern for this Summer pineapple top for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pineapple earrings with beads– full written pattern

Hello,
Today I would like to share with you a pattern for beautiful pineapple earrings.
Although I love to, I’m not usually wearing longer earrings. With these earrings I did make an exception. I made them in three colors and I’m wearing them as well.



They are very easy and fast to make – a one evening project.
The size of the earring is dependent very much on the size of the hook and the material you will be using. I worked with Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet (size 10) cotton, but any material which suites your purpose is just fine. I added a few beads to make the earrings look even more interesting, but the beads are optional.
 

There are pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for these earrings.
I’m also confident that this written pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.

I am providing the pattern for a very symbolic price only, and you can find it here:

or here:

Have a nice week
Clara



Thursday, January 25, 2018

Pineapple square motive – full written pattern, chart

Hello,
Today I would like to share with you a pattern for an unusual pineapple square motive. The square has got a very multi-purpose use. I’m definitely going to use it to make some kind of top in future.
The motive can be part of a blanket, or any kind of top, even a purse. You can use any type of material you desire, and will suite your purposes. The size of the final square depends very much on the size of hook you will use.
I suggest to you, to make one square as a sample and take measurements before you are going to start any future project.

There are pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this square motive. I have added a chart as well. It may even be helpful with learning to read the charts.
I’m also confident that this written pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.

I am providing the pattern for this motive for a very symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:


Have a nice week
Clara

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Marry Christmas and Happy New Year

























Thank you all very much for visiting my blog this year.
Myself, and my family, would like to wish you all a very Marry Christmas with as little stress as possible.
And from all of us, a Happy New Year. I truly believe that all our sensible wishes can come true in 2018.

Have a nice year
Clara

Saturday, December 9, 2017

My Little Pony hat – free written pattern

Hello,
Today I prepared pattern for “My Little Pony” hat. The pattern is very easy to follow and suitable for beginners as well. It’s not very time consuming, so you can still manage to make the hat before Christmas. There are instructions for all sizes from babies to adult.
You can use any material you desire (even leftovers), although I suggest to use soft acrylic for the hair/curls.




My Little Pony hat

Materials: 
I used 150g(50g white) of soft acrylic yarn. (Any yarn would be just fine, as long as it suites your purposes) H/5mm hook, /2mm hook, E/4mm hook, tapestry needle.

Terms/Abbreviations: I used US terminology 
MR               Magic ring                 
st.               stitch                           
slst.             slip stitch                   
ch               chain                           
sc                single crochet            
hdc              half double crochet  
dc               double crochet          
*()*             repeat what’s in the brackets                       
tog.             together   
prev.            previous
rd.               round
rw.               row                   
rep.              repeat

Size:
The hat can have any size you desire. The important thing is to measure your child’s head around and than divide it by number 3,14. (Example: My little girl’s head is measuring cca 50cm/20” around. 50cm/20” divided by number 3,14 is cca 16cm/6,4”. That is the point when you should stop adding sc st. For the hat on the picture it was round 11.) See picture below.

Hat: (in white)
Start at the top of the hat. It is worked in circular crochet method, beginning at centre of the hat. Slst. join at end of each round. Don’t turn, but continue in same direction.
Use H/5mm hook, start with MR
Round 1: Ch1, 6 sc into the magic ring, slst. into first sc (6sc)
Round 2: Ch1, 2sc in same st., *(2sc in each of next sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (12sc)
Round 3: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in next sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in next sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (18sc)
Round 4: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (24sc)
Round 5: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 3sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 3sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (30sc)
Round 6: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 4sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 4sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (36sc)
Round 7: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 5sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 5sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (42sc)
Round 8: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 6sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 6sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (48sc)
Round 9: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 7sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 7sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (54sc)
Round 10: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 8sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 8sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (60sc)
Round 11: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 9sc from prev. rd., *(2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 9sc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* 4 more times, slst. into first sc (66sc)
Rounds 12-29: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next 65sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (66sc)

Ear flaps: work back and forth from now on, turn on the end of each row.
Row 1: Ch1, sc in each of next 13sc from prev. rd. (13sc)
Row 2: Ch1, 2sctog., sc in each of next 9sc from prev. rd., 2sctog. (11sc)
Row 3: Ch1, 2sctog., sc in each of next 7sc from prev. rd., 2sctog. (9sc)
Row 4: Ch1, 2sctog., sc in each of next 5sc from prev. rd., 2sctog. (7sc)
Row 5: Ch1, 2sctog., sc in each of next 3sc from prev. rd., 2sctog. (5sc)
Row 6: Ch1, 2sctog., sc in next sc from prev. rd., 2sctog. (3sc). Fasten of.
Skip next 15sc from row 29, join the yarn and repeat row 1-6.


Note!!! Eyes, eye dots and horn are worked in circular crochet method as well.


Eye: (in grey) – make 2 
Use H/5mm hook, start with MR.
Round 1: Ch3(count as dc), 9dc into the magic ring, slst. into 3rd ch from 1st ch3 (10dc)
Round 2: Ch1, 2sc in same st., *(2sc in each of next dc from prev. rd.)*, rep.*()* round, 
slst. into first sc (20sc)
Round 3: Ch1, 
-sc in same st.
-sc in next st.
-hdc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd.
-2dc in next sc from prev. rd.
-dc in next sc from prev. rd.
-hdc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd.
-sc in each of next 4sc from prev. rd.
-hdc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd.
-dc in next sc from prev. rd.
-2dc in next sc from prev. rd.
-hdc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd.
-sc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd.
slst. into first sc (22st.)

Large dot: (in white) – make 2
Use H/5mm hook, start with MR.
Round 1: Ch3(count as dc), 11dc into the magic ring, slst. into 3rd ch from 1st ch3 (12dc)
Fasten of.

Small dot: (in white) – make 2
Use /2mm hook, start with MR.
Round 1: Ch3(count as dc), 11dc into the magic ring, slst. into 3rd ch from 1st ch3 (12dc)
Fasten of.


Horn: (in white) – make 1
Use H/5mm hook, start with MR.
Round 1: Ch1, 4 sc into the magic ring, slst. into first sc (4sc)
Round 2: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in next sc from prev. rd., 2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (6sc)
Round 3: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (6sc)
Round 4: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd., 2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 2sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (8sc)
Round 5: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (8sc)
Round 6: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 3sc from prev. rd., 2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 3sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (10sc)
Round 7: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (10sc)
Round 8: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (10sc)
Round 9: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 4sc from prev. rd., 2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 4sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (12sc)
Round 10: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (12sc)
Round 11: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (12sc)
!!!!! That is where I ended up horn for my hat – it’s cca 7,5cm/3” tall. If you like to make your horn taller continue: 
Round 12: Ch1, 2sc in same st., sc in each of next 5sc from prev. rd., 2sc in next sc from prev. rd., sc in each of next 5sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (14sc)
Round 13: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (14sc)
Round 14: Ch1, sc in same st., sc in each of next sc from prev. rd., slst. into first sc (14sc)

Ear: (in white) – make 2, work back and forth, turn on the end of each row.
Row 1: Ch3, 2cs into 3rd ch from the hook, turn. (2sc)
Row 2: Ch1, sc into 1st sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (3sc)
Row 3: Ch1, sc into 1st and next sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (4sc)
Row 4: Ch1, sc into 1st and each of next 2sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (5sc)
Row 5: Ch1, sc into 1st and each of next 3sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (6sc)
Row 6: Ch1, sc into 1st and each of next 4sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (7sc)
Row 7: Ch1, sc into 1st and each of next 5sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (8sc)
Row 8: Ch1, sc into 1st and each of next 6sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (9sc)
Row 9: Ch1, sc into 1st and each of next 7sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (10sc)
Row 10: Ch1, sc into 1st and each of next 8sc from prev. rw., 2cs into next sc from prev. rw., turn. (11sc)
!!!!! That is where I ended the ears for my hat.  If you like to make bigger ones, continue in the same way. 

Hair/Curl: (I made 15 longer and 4 fringe ones)
Use E/4mm hook or any other size of the hook suitable for you.
---Leaving a long beginning tail ch31, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc-hdc-dc in next ch, 3dc in each of next ch to the end. Leave longer tail as well.---
This first curl will give you guideline for the next ones. If you would like longer curls ch 40-60, for shorter curls 30-40, for fringe 15-20 and follow the instructions for 1st curl.
 


Assembly:
Now you have to arrange and sew everything together as you can see on the pictures. It does take a little bit of time and patience, but it’s worth it.
And last of all I went around all of the hat and the ear flaps with round of sc.
All finished. 
If you came up with any problems or difficulties, write to me, I’ll be more than happy to help.

Have a nice week
Clara


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Stripy top with fringe – full written pattern

Hello,
I think this stripy top could come in handy all year around - in the summer over a swimsuit, in the winter over a turtleneck. You just need to choose the right material to use for your purpose.
I used soft acrylic anti-peeling yarn “Tulip color” and you can get it here.





I personally like the little fringe on the bottom of the top. It nicely covers all the little imperfections our bodies may suffer from.
The best thing is that is not as time consuming as my pineapple patterns are. You can see the progress is very fast.
You will find the adjustments for smaller or larger sizes within the full written pattern as well.
There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern. I also believe this pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.

I am providing the pattern for this “Stripy top” for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:



Have a nice week
Clara

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Never enough pineapple – Pattern

Hi,
First of all I would like to thank to all of you, who brought the following to my attention.
Somebody is using the pictures (my pictures of top I made) that you can see below to advertise “their” pattern.
 Although I understand there is more than one version of explaining how to do one thing, I don’t understand why it should be advertised using my pictures. The person replaced “his/hers” pictures, which were already copied out of some crocheting magazine, with my pictures. And is using my pictures to advertise “their” pattern.
You can understand how upset and disappointed I am.

I made this pattern by myself as you can see on the many pictures inside the actual pattern. They were to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this top. You will find that the pictures inside (making the top in progress) are corresponding to advertised main pictures.
I’m adding the charts as well. It may be easier for some to compare it with the written pattern while working.

You can find the pattern for this exact top for a symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:


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For those who like pineapple patterns as much as I do, here is another: 
Elegant pineapple cardigan/vest




I am providing the pattern for this very elegant pineapple cardigan/vest for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:


Have a nice week
Clara