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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, I apologize 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.

Cute and Fluffy

The following are two fluffy amigurumi toys I’ve made.

The first is a ball of fluff and he’s about the size of a soccer ball.

Fluff Ball

The next amigurumi toy is a chinchilla. I bought the pattern from PlanetJune’s Store.

Chinchilla

The crochet part consisted of a few different sized cylinders, but what I found a little challenging was the assembly of the finished pieces. It took a lot of sewing and resewing to get all the parts symmetrically placed on the body. And I still think that one ear is more to the side than the other, and the front legs are not quite where I wanted them to be. The finished size is about 10″ long and 4.5″ tall. I also used a pet slicker brush to make the body and tail fluffy, leaving the rest smooth.

Meet Albert the Sleepy Sheep

Hi everyone!

I’d like to introduce to you the very first crochet amigurumi I made. His name is Albert the Sleepy Sheep, and this is the pattern I used.

Albert 1

This is what he likes to do in his free time…

He talks on the phone a lot.

Albert 4

He listens to music.

Albert 2

And, of course, loves to crochet.

Albert 3

Welcome!

Until now, creating a crochet blog has been an idea that’s been slowly simmering on a back burner. I’ve wanted to take this step a few times before but I held back and waited for the right time to do this. Well, there’s no better time as the present, right?

I’m relatively new at crochet – it hasn’t even been a year since I first picked up a crochet hook. For a few months before that, I have been playing around with knitting looms but i felt they had their limitations. And so I progressed (on a hypothetical ladder I see crochet being on slightly higher rung) to crochet because I felt that its span of possibilities expanded to the borders of our imagination whereas loom knitting is pretty much limited to hats and scarves. 

I’ve learned so much over the past months from many crochet experts – bloggers, YouTubers – and have just recently started experimenting and coming up with my own ideas and patterns (only a couple, so far). 

This blog will mostly serve as a log for me to keep track of my creations but, hopefully, also to inspire other crocheters out there.

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