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Colourful Flower Trivet/Potholder – FREE PATTERN

Add some colour to your kitchen with this great Colourful Flower Trivet/Potholder. It’s easy to make and you can use any colours you like. For a more simple look, you can choose only one colour throughout.

Please note: I did not include any colour changes in the pattern. Also, IĀ apologizeĀ for the low quality pictures – I will have better ones up in a few days.

For this project, the type of yarn, hook size, or gauge is not important.

Rnd 1: Using the magic circle, work 8 sc in the center. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first sc, 2 sc in each st around. Sl st into the first sc to join. (15)

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (will count as a dc). Dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join. (30)

Rnd 4: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 3. This round is worked in the remaining back loops of Rnd 3. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join. (45)

Rnd 6: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 7: Ch 3. This round is worked in the remaining back loops of Rnd 5. 1 dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join. (60)

Rnd 8: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 9: Ch 3. This round is worked in the remaining back loops of Rnd 7. 1 dc in the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join.

Rnd 10: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

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Enjoy!

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Miniature Speakers ***CROCHET PATTERN***

Miniature Crochet Speakers

Making the speaker box:

Materials:

2 ply acrylic yarn (black)

3.5 mm crochet hook

Polyfil stuffing

Square top (make 2)

  • Rnd 1: Ch 8
  • Rnd 2: Sc in second chain from the hook, sc in the next 6 chain spaces. Ch 1, turn
  • Rnd 3: *Sc in the first sc and in the next 6 sc. Ch 1, turn*
  • Next rounds: Repeat from * to * until your piece looks like a square. Depending on the type of yarn and the hook used, the number of rows needed to make a square may vary. With the yarn and hook that I used 7 rows were enough to produce the desired square piece.
  • Finish off. Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Rectangle side (make 4)

  • Rnd 1: Ch 8
  • Rnd 2: Sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the next 6 chain spaces. Ch 1, turn.
  • Rnd 3: *Sc in the first sc and in the next 6 sc. Ch 1, turn*
  • Next rounds: Repeat from * to * until your piece looks like a rectangle. Depending on the type of yarn and the hook used, the number of rows needed to make the desired rectangle may vary.
  • Finish off. Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Connecting the pieces

  • Crochet the 6 pieces together using the black acrylic yarn.
  • You can choose to sew the pieces together but the edges of the box are more defined and straight when they are crocheted.
  • Before closing the box shut, stuff it with polyfil.

 

Making the round grills

Materials:

Bamboo yarn (black and grey)

3 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle or hot glue

Small circle

  • With black, make a magic circle
  • Rnd 1: Chain 1 and work 7 sc in the circle
  • Change to grey
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in every sc around
  • Connect with a slip stitch to the first sc in the row. Finish off.
  • Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Large circle

  • With black, make a magic circle
  • Rnd 1: Chain 1 and work 7 sc in the circle
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in every sc around
  • Change to grey
  • Rnd 3: Repeat *1 sc in first single crochet and 2 sc in the next sc* until the end of the round.
  • Connect with a slip stitch to the first sc in the row. Finish off.
  • Weave in the ends and cut any excess yarn.

Attaching the grills

  • Pick a rectangle side of the speaker box where you want to attach the speaker circles.
  • Follow the diagram below and either sew or glue the circles onto the box.

ENJOY!!

 

Uses for these little speakers:

~Hang them on the rear-view mirror in the car.
~Place them on your desk at home or at work.
~Have a audio-enthusiast friend? This would make a great gift for them.

Playing Card Coasters – gift idea

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a Christmas gift for a family member who loves playing poker. It’s a set of four coasters of aces of all four suits.

Playing Cards Coasters

When I thought of this gift idea I was hoping to find a pattern on the internet, but my search yielded no results. So I had to design my own diagrams and pattern. The good news is that I managed to finish right in time for Christmas Eve.

For this project, I used my favourite bamboo yarn in white, red, and black. The squares are 3.5 inches wide, 25 stitches by 25 rows, with a border row. I tried using worsted weight yarn but the gauge was too big and the resulting squares were the size of pot-holders, not coasters. I tried modifying the pattern to keep the size of the squares while decreasing the number of stitches and rows, but this significantly reduced the detail in the design, so I found that using a finer yarn and hook was better.

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on the pattern and I might make it available soon.

Miniature Speakers

Hi all!

I just finished writing my first pattern!

Miniature Crochet Speakers

The idea for these miniature speakers came from the need to make something for my audiophile boyfriend. A couple of years ago I made him another decoration for the rear-view mirror in his car and I thought it was time for a change. They also look nice as a decoration on an office desk.

The speakers are a couple of inches tall and have an (optional) string attached to them for easy hanging.

miniature crochet speakers 2

If you want to take things to the next level, you can even turn these into real miniature speakers by concealing a little speaker inside each of the “enclosures” and then stuffing and closing them.

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