Friday, November 17, 2017

Merrymaker Snowflakes

Hello! :)  Today I am sharing the pattern for these little snowflakes!  These versatile snowflakes can be used to decorate your Christmas tree, or hang them up around your house :D  You can tie them onto a package or present, or include one in a card.  This is also a good way to use up some left over bits of thread if you have any!  Just a small amount is needed to make each snowflake.  The snowflakes pictured are made with Aunt Lydias size 10 cotton thread in ecru and copper mist and Nazli Gelin Garden size 10 thread in ecru.  Finished measurements are 2 1/2".  There is also a photo tutorial of each round available here.


a small amount of size 10 thread
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle for weaving in ends


Materials needed for blocking-
liquid starch 
rust proof pins
blocking mat

Stitches Used

ch- chain
sl st- slip stitch
dc- double crochet
tr- treble crochet
sc- single crochet

Special Stitches

small picot- ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook
cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook
picot- ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook

Pattern Notes

the ch 3 in the beginning of rounds 1 and 2 counts as the first dc
( ) - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated, or work enclosed instructions in the stitch indicated
* - work the following instructions until you reach the last dc
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 third ch of first dc.  12 dc

Round 2- ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 5, (dc in next 2 dc, ch 5) 4 times, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, tr in third ch of first dc to make the last ch-5 space.  12 dc and 6 ch-5 spaces

Round 3- ch 1, (sc, small picot, 2 sc) in same space, dc in next dc (in the same stitch as last tr made in the previous round), cluster, picot, cluster, dc in next dc, *(2 sc, small picot, 2 sc) in next space, dc in next dc, cluster, picot, cluster, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, sc in next space, sl st in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.  24 sc, 6 small picots, 12 dc, 12 clusters, and 6 picots


For best results I recommend blocking your finished work.  The snowflakes pictured have been stiffened with undiluted liquid starch.  Dip each one in the starch.  Gently press out any excess starch being careful not to pull on the stitches.  Shape and pin each point onto the blocking mat and let them dry.  Once they are dry you can add the loop for hanging.  To make the loop cut a piece of string about 7", thread it onto the yarn needle, weave through any picot on the last round, and tie a knot at the top. 

Enjoy your finished snowflake!  

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cobwebs

  Not afraid of spiders, are you?  The pattern for this doily is now available!  It is called Cobwebs and features 4 spiders waiting patiently in their maze of webs.  The doily pattern is available in my Etsy shop and also on Ravelry.


Finished Measurements
21" long
7" wide
Each motif measures 3 1/2"

Materials Needed
Aunt Lydia's size 10 cotton thread (350 yds), 1 ball of each-
  -Ecru
  -Black
1.75 mm hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Starch/stiffener
rust proof pins
blocking mat

The motifs are quick to make and joined together as you crochet the outer round. The cobweb has 5 rounds and spider has 4 rounds.  There are 16 motifs in total.




Happy crocheting!  If you have any questions about the pattern you can contact me here.  Also feel free to use the hashtag #draiguna to share your work on instagram! :)

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!