Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ocean Breeze

 This doily is called Ocean Breeze and is 17 rounds and measures about 8 1/2".  It's colorful and fun to make!  The colors I used are- Aunt Lydias ecru and aqua, and Artiste salmon and carribbean.  For this doily you switch colors 6 times.  There are instructions for using 2 colors or just 1 available here- Ocean Breeze.

Materials needed

size 10 thread in 4 colors

1.75 mm hook

Special stitches

picot- ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook

beg shell- ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in space indicated

shell- (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in space indicated

beg double shell- ch 3, dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) twice in space indicated

double shell- 2 dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) twice in space indicated

Instructions

For each round repeat from [ to ] until you reach the beginning of the round and make a slip stitch (sl st) where indicated.

with color 1- ch 4, sl st in first ch to make a ring

Round 1

ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st in first dc
(12 dc)

Round 2

ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, [dc in next 2 dc, ch 3around, sl st in first dc
(12 dc, 6 ch-3 spaces)



Round 3

ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3), dc in next dc, (sc, picot, sc) in next space, [dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, (sc, picot, sc) in next space] around, sl st in third ch of first dc, fasten off color 1


Round 4

join color 2 to next ch-3 space, beg shell in same space, ch 5, [shell in next space, ch 5] around, sl st in first dc 
(6 shells, 6 ch-5 spaces)



Round 5

ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, shell in next space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, shell in next space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc, fasten off color 2



Round 6

join color 3 to next ch-3 space, beg double shell in same space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, [double shell in next space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5] around, sl st in first dc




Round 7

ch 3, dc in next dc, shell in next space, ch 3, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, [dc in next 2 dc, shell in next space, ch 3, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc



Round 8

ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, dc in next 2 dc, shell in next space, dc in next 4 dc, sc in next space, [dc in next 4 dc, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, dc in next 2 dc, shell in next space, dc in next 4 dc, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc, fasten off color 3



Round 9

join color 4 to next ch-3 space, beg shell in same space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, shell in next space, ch 5, [shell in next space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, shell in next space, ch 5] around, sl st in first dc
(12 shells, 18 ch-5 spaces)



Round 10

ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, dc in next 2 dc, shell in next space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, dc in next 2 dc, shell in next space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc



Round 11

sl st in next 4 dc, sl st in next space, beg double shell in same space, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, double shell in next space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, [double shell in next space, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, double shell in next space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5] around, sl st in first dc, fasten off color 4



Round 12

join color 1 to same dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, (shell in next space, ch 5) 3 times, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, [dc in next 2 dc, (shell in next space, ch 5) 3 times, shell in next space, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc


Round 13
ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next space, ch 5, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center ch of next space, ch 5, 2 dc in next space, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next space, ch 5, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center ch of next space, ch 5, 2 dc in next space, dc in next 4 dc, sc in next space, [dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next space, ch 5, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center ch of next space, ch 5, 2 dc in next space, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next space, ch 5, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center ch of next space, ch 5, 2 dc in next space, dc in next 4 dc, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc, fasten off color 1

Round 14

join color 2 to any ch-3 space, ch 3, 6 dc in same space, sc in next space, ch 5, tr in next dc, sk next 11 st, tr in next dc, ch 5, sc in next space, [7 dc in next space, sc in next space, ch 5, tr in next dc, sk next 11 st, tr in next dc, ch 5, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc


Round 15

ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), (dc in next dc, ch 2) 6 times, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, ch 2, [(dc in next dc, ch 2) 7 times, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, ch 2] around, sl st in first dc



Round 16

ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3), (dc in next dc, ch 3) 6 times, sc in next space, ch 3, [(dc in next dc, ch 3) 7 times, sc in next space, ch 3] around, sl st in first dc



Round 17


ch 1, sc in same st, {(sc, ch 3, sc) in next space, sc in next dc} 6 times, sc in next space, ch 2, sl st in next sc, ch 2, sc in next space, [sc in next dc, {(sc, ch 3, sc) in next space, sc in next dc} 6 times, sc in next space, ch 2, sl st in next sc, ch 2, sc in next space] around, sl st in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends

Complete! :)  I hope that you enjoyed making this doily!




This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna.  Feel free to link this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site.  You can sell the items made from this pattern.  Please credit me as the designer- Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- www.draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it.  Thank you!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Whisperwind

This doily has 14 rounds and measures 7 1/2".  There are lots of cluster stitches throughout the doily and also a few picots on round 11 and on the final round.  This is the photo tutorial, written instructions are available here.
The thread I used for this tutorial is Aunt Lydias size 10 thread in the color ecru.


Materials-

  • Size 10 thread
  • 1.75 mm hook

Special Stitches-



beg cluster- ch 2, keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc where indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook



cluster- keeping last loop of each dc on the hook, 3 dc where indicated, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook



picot- ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook



Instructions-


For each round repeat from [ to ] until you reach the beginning of the round, then make a slip stitch (sl st) where indicated.

ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to make a ring

Round 1
beg cluster in ring, [ch 4, cluster in ring3 times, ch 4, sl st in first cluster


Round 2
(beg cluster, ch 5, cluster) in same st, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, [(cluster, ch 5, cluster) in next cluster, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3] around, sl st in first cluster


Round 3
 sl st in next space, (beg cluster, ch 4, dc, ch 4, cluster) in same space, [cluster in next space, ch 3, cluster in next space, [(cluster, ch 4, dc, ch 4, cluster) in next space, cluster in next space, ch 3, cluster in next space] around, sl st in first cluster


Round 4
sl st in next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 5, sc in next space, ch 3, sc between next 2 clusters, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, sc between next 2 clusters, ch 3, [sc in next space,  ch 5, sc in next space, ch 3, sc between next 2 clusters, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, sc between next 2 clusters, ch 3] around, sl st in first sc


Round 5
sl st in next space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 6 dc in same space, sc in next space, ch 3, sc in next space, 7 dc in next sc, sc in next space, ch 3, sc in next space, [7 dc in next space, sc in next space, ch 3, sc in next space, 7 dc in next sc, sc in next space, ch 3, sc in next space] around, sl st in first dc


Round 6
sl st in next dc, beg cluster in same st, (ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, cluster in next dc) twice, sc in next space, [sk next dc, cluster in next dc, (ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, cluster in next dc) twice, sc in next space] around, sl st in beg cluster


Round 7
sl st to center ch of next space, ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next space, ch 3, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next cluster, ch 3, 1 sc in each of next 2 spaces, ch 5, [1 sc in each of next 2 spaces,  ch 3, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next cluster, ch 3, 1 sc in each of next 2 spaces, ch 5around, sl st in first sc


Round 8
sl st in next sc, sl st in next space, ch 1, sc in same space, [(cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next cluster, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next cluster, (sc in next space, ch 3) twice, sc in next space] around, sl st in first sc


Round 9
sl st in next cluster and in next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, sc in next space, [ch 5, (sc in next space, ch 3) twice, 1 sc in each of next 2 spaces**, (ch 3, sc in next space) twice] around, ending at **, ch 3, sl st in first sc


Round 10
sl st to center ch of next space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, (cluster, ch 3) 3 times in next space, sc in next space, ch 3, 1 sc in each of next 2 spaces, ch 3, [sc in next space, ch 3, (cluster, ch 3) 3 times in next space, sc in next space, ch 3, 1 sc in each of next 2 spaces, ch 3around, sl st in first sc


Round 11
sl st to center ch of next space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, [(cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next cluster, (ch 3, sc in next space) 3 times, picot, sl st between next 2 sc**, (sc in next space, ch 3) 3 timesaround, ending at **, sc in next space, ch 3, sl st in first sc


Round 12
sl st in next space, ch 1, 3 sc in same space, 3 sc in next space, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in next space, (3 sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 5, [3 sc in each of next 3 spaces, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in next space, 3 sc in each of next 3 spaces, ch 5around, 3 sc in next space, sl st in first sc


Round 13
ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sc, ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next space, sc in next 2 sc, ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next space, sk next 3 sc, [sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next space, sc in next 2 sc, ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next space, sk next 3 sc] around, sl st in first sc


Round 14
sl st in next 2 sc, sl st to center of next space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, (sc, picot, sc) in next space, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, (sc, picot, sc) in next space, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, ch 3, [sc in next space, ch 3,  sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, (sc, picot, sc) in next space, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next space, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, (sc, picot, sc) in next space, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, ch 3] around, sl st in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends

It's optional to block the doily if you'd like.  I used water mixed with a little bit of starch and tacked it in place with stainless steel pins.

Here it is after being blocked-  

I hope you enjoyed making this doily! :D



This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna.  Feel free to link this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site.  You can sell the items made from this pattern.  Please credit me as the designer- Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- www.draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it.  Thank you!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Succulent Scrubbies


These washcloths are quick and fun to make!  The back section is 4 rounds and the front is 6 rounds.  They measure about 6".  I used Red Heart scrubby cotton in the colors lavender, caribbean, tranquil print, calm print, and denim.  The front color is tan.   This is a photo tutorial on how to make them, written instructions are available here.

Materials-

  • Red Heart scrubby cotton in 2 colors
  • 5.5 mm (I) hook
Special Stitches-

beg shell- (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st indicated

shell- (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st indicated

picot- ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook

Instructions-

Back

Round 1
With color 2, ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, sl st in third ch of first dc (12 dc)

Round 2
ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, [2 dc in next dc] around, sl st in first dc (24 dc)


Round 3

ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] around, sl st in first dc (36 dc)




Round 4


beg shell in same st, sk next 2 dc, [shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc] around, sl st in first dc, fasten off (48 dc and 12 ch-2 spaces)


Front



With color 1, chain 2




Round 1


6 sc in second chain from hook, sl st in first sc


Round 2

ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, [sc in next sc, ch 2] around, sl st in first sc (6 sc and 6 ch-2 spaces)


Round 3

ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, sc in next space, ch 2, [sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next space, ch 2] repeat 4 times, sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next space, ch 1, sc in first sc to make last ch-2 space (12 sc and 12 ch-2 spaces)


Round 4
 ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, [sc in next space, ch 3] repeat 10 times, sc in next space, ch 1, hdc in first sc to make last ch-3 space (12 sc and 12 ch-3 spaces)


Round 5

ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, [sc in next space, ch 4] repeat 10 times, sc in next space, ch 1, dc in first sc to form last ch-3 space (12 sc and 12 ch-4 spaces)


Round 6

Place the front over the back wrong sides together and right sides facing out. 



Insert hook in the space on the front and between any 2 shells on the back and make a sl st (shown in the photos and steps below) 

1- Insert hook into the space just made on the front
2- Then through the space between any 2 shells on the back
3- yarn over and pull through both spaces and loop on hook
4- slip stitch complete

Now working in the shell stitches on the back, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, picot, sc) in center space of the shell, sc in next 2 dc

[insert hook into next ch-4 space on the front and between next 2 shells on the back and make a sl st, sc in next 2 dc on the back, (sc, picot, sc) in center space of the shell, sc in next 2 dc] around, sl st in the first sl st


If you would like to add a loop for hanging, chain 12 (or until its the desired length) and sl st in the first sl st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna.  Feel free to link this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site.  You can sell the items made from this pattern.  Please credit me as the designer, Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- www.draiguna.etsy.com, or to by blog- www.draiguna.com.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it.  Thank you!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lots of projects!


Today I'd like to share some of the things that I've been working on!  I finished another 2 Spring Brilliance doilies.  This time I used Alize Miss Batik thread in the colorway 3719.  

This doily is called State of the Art.  The pattern is from Decorative Crochet magazine, issue #55.  I'm on round 72 out of 90 and using size 20 thread with a 1.25 mm hook.  I love the design and eventually would like to make another one for myself!


 Made another crochet pouch and filled it with tea lights. Instructions on how to make these pouches can be found here. I also added a new page for tutorials which can be found here and in the menu at the top.

A few days ago I went to the craft store just for tissue paper and ended up with all of this!   The scrubby cotton I'm curious to try out.  There was a great selection of colors available.  I went with peachy, loofa, and fiji.  The charms are for bookmarks and pouches :D
I also got Bernat blanket stripes in the color teal zeal.  There was only 2 of that color so I will need to get more!  Maybe there will be another Bernat blanket mystery stitch along? :D  The cotton in the back is to make more silhouette hot mats with.

Working on a pattern for this doily!  It's about 17 rounds and measures 9 1/2".

This picture was taken after finishing round 9.  I changed the center by adding picots.  

   I will hopefully have a doily pattern available soon, maybe this doily or another one.  Have a great day!