Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Heartblossoms


Hello :)  I've made a doily using the hearts from my last post and wanted to share the pattern for it!  Instead of medium weight yarn I used size 3 thread and a size 3.25 mm hook.  The doily has 12 rounds and measures about 11".  The pattern has written instructions followed by photo tutorials for attaching the hearts in round 5 and starting round 6.  There is also a chart at the bottom for the hearts.  Thread pictured is Aunt Lydias Fashion size 3 cotton crochet thread in the colors- bridal white, plum, natural, and warm blue.

This doily is 12 rounds and measures 11" in diameter.
size 3 cotton crochet thread in 2 colors
color 1- 75-100 yds
color 2- 15-20 yds
3.25 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
6 12 mm ribbon roses
sewing thread
sewing needle

 Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
tr- treble crochet
yo- yarn over
sl st- slip stitch
st- stitch

Special Stitches

1st tr decrease- keeping last loop of each tr on hook, tr in same st, tr in next 2 dc, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

2nd tr decrease- keeping last loop of each tr on hook, tr in next 3 dc, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

beg puff stitch- with 1 loop loosely on hook, [yo, insert hook in same st and pull up a loop] 3 times, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1.

puff stitch- yo, insert hook into st indicated and pull up a loop, [yo, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop] twice (there should be 7 loops), yo and pull through 6 loops on hook, yo  and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

picot- ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.

cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook.

large picot- ch 4, sl st in fourth ch from hook.

Pattern Notes

( ) - enclose additional information and the amount of stitches you will have at the end of a row or round.

[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of time indicated, or in the stitch or space indicated.

♥ - repeat the following instructions the amount of times indicated.
Hearts, make 6-

Row 1- with color 2, ch 2, sc in the second ch from hook, turn.

Row 2- ch 3 (counts as the first dc now and throughout), 4 dc in next sc, turn.  (5 dc)

Row 3- ch 3, dc in the first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn.  (7 dc)

Row 4- ch 4, 1st tr decrease (see special stitches), ch 4, sl st in next dc, ch 4, 2nd tr decrease, ch 4, sl st in same dc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (4 ch-4 spaces, 2 tr decreases, 2 sl st)

Doily-

With color 1 ch 6, sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Round 1- ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st to third ch of first dc.  (12 dc)

Round 2- beg puff stitch in same st, [ch 2, puff stitch in next dc] around, ch 1, sc to top of beg puff stitch to make the last ch-2 space.  (12 puff stitches, 12 ch-2 spaces)

Round 3- ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, [sc in next space, ch 4] around, sl st to first sc.  (12 sc, 12 ch-4 spaces)

Round 4- sl st in next space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 6 dc in same space, [sc, picot, sc] in next space,  7 dc in next space, [sc, picot, sc] in next space, repeat from  around, sl st to third ch of first dc.  (42 dc, 12 sc, 6 picots) 

Round 5- ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next dc, [dc, ch 1, join heart with a sl st in the bottom loop (shown in photo 1) , ch 1, dc] in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next dc, cluster, large picot, cluster,   sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next dc, [dc, ch 1, join heart with a sl st in the bottom loop, ch 1, dc] in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next dc, cluster, large picot, cluster, repeat from  around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (24 sc, 12 ch-3 spaces, 12 dc, 12 clusters, 6 large picots)

Round 6- join color 1 to top of 1st tr decrease on any heart, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 9, sc in 2nd tr decrease, ch 7, tr in large picot on round 5, ch 7, [sc in 1st tr decrease on next heart, ch 9, sc in 2nd tr decrease, ch 7, tr in large picot on round 5, ch 7] around, sl st to first sc.  (12 sc, 6 ch-9 spaces, 12 ch-7 spaces, 6 tr)

Round 7- sl st in next 3 ch of next ch-9 space, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 7, sc in next space, ch  9, sc in next space,  ch 7,  sc in third ch of next ch-9 space, sc in next ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 7, sc in next space, ch 9, sc in next space, repeat from  around, ch 3, tr in first sc to make last ch-7 space.  (48 sc, 6 ch-2 spaces, 12 ch-7 spaces, 6 ch-9 spaces) 

Round 8- ch 1, sc in same space, [ch 6, sc in next space] twice, ch 6, sc in third ch of next space, sc in next ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next 2 ch, ♥ [ch 6, sc in next space] 3 times, ch 6, sc in third ch of next space, sc in next ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, repeat from ♥ around, ch 2, tr in first sc to make last ch-6 space.  (54 sc, 24 ch-6 spaces, 6 ch-2 spaces)

Round 9- ch 1, sc in same space, ch 6, [sc in next space, ch 6] around, sl st to first sc.  (30 sc, 30 ch-6 spaces)

Round 10- sl st in next space, ch 1, [sc, ch 3, sc] in same space, ♥ ch 3, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next space, repeat from ♥ around, ch 1, hdc in first sc to make last ch-3 space.  (60 sc, 30 ch 3 spaces)

Round 11- ch 1, sc in same space, 5 dc in next space,  sc in next space, 5 dc in next space, repeat from  around, sl st to first sc.  (150 dc, 30 sc)

Round 12- ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, sk next dc, sc in next dc, [dc, picot, dc] in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2,  sc in next sc, ch 2, sk next dc, sc in next dc, [dc, picot, dc] in next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, repeat from  around, sl st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (90 sc, 60 ch-2 spaces, 60 dc, 30 picots)

If you are going to block the doily do that first before attaching the ribbon roses.  It is optional but recommended to block your finished piece.  Fill a bowl with water and add some liquid starch if you prefer the doily to be lightly stiffened.  Soak the  doily and gently press out any excess liquid, being careful not to pull or twist on the stitches.  Lay it flat on a blocking mat and pin the doily working from the center out to the edges.  Allow the doily to dry completely before removing the pins.

The final step is to attach the ribbon roses.  Cut a long piece of sewing thread and thread it onto the sewing needle.  Starting on the wrong side pull the needle through to the front (right side) and back a few times to lock the thread in place, ending on the wrong side.  Pull through to the front, this time going through the center of the ribbon rose.  Weave the needle back through the rose, and back through to the wrong side of your work.  Do this a few times until the rose is no longer loose.  Knot both ends together and trim off any extra thread.



Photo Tutorials

♥  1  
Joining the hearts on round 5
Step One- After chaining 1 on round 5, take one of the hearts and place it underneath the doily.  You will be working in bottom loop of the heart.

Step Two- Make a slip stitch in the bottom loop of the heart.

Step Three- Ch 1.

Step Four- Dc in the same st on round 5 as the last dc made.

♥  2  
Round 6
Join color 1 to the top of 1st tr decrease of any heart, ch 1 and sc in the same stitch.  Ch 9 and sc in in the 2nd tr decrease.  Ch 7 and tr in the next large picot, ch 7, [sc in 1st tr decrease on next heart, ch 9, sc in 2nd tr decrease, ch 7, tr in large picot on round 5, ch 7] around, sl st to the first sc.  (12 sc, 6 ch-9 spaces, 12 ch-7 spaces, 6 tr)

♥  3  
Heartblossom Chart

Congratulations on your finished doily! :D

This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna.  Feel free to link to 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 to my blog- www.draiguna.com.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it.  Thank you!

© 2018 Draiguna

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  Today I have a pattern for these little heart ornaments :)  They are made with medium weight yarn and a 4.5 mm hook.  I used  Caron Simply Soft yarn to make the ones pictured.  This is a good project for using up scraps of yarn!  Just a small amount is needed to make each one.
This pattern is 4 rows.  Finished size is 2".  
a small amount of medium weight yarn
4.5 mm hook
yarn needle for weaving in ends
a small amount of size 3 crochet thread for the hanging loop
12 mm ribbon rose
sewing needle
thread
scissors
Stitch Abbreviations

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

Special Stitches

1st tr decrease- keeping last loop of each tr on hook, tr in same st, tr in next 2 dc, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

2nd tr decrease- keeping last loop of each tr on hook, tr in next 3 dc, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

( ) - enclose additional information and the amount of stitches you will have at the end of a row.
Row 1- ch 2, sc in the second ch from hook, turn.

Row 2- ch 3 (counts as the first dc now and throughout), 4 dc in next sc, turn.  (5 dc)

Row 3- ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn.  (7 dc)

Row 4- ch 4, 1st tr decrease (see special stitches), ch 4, sl st in next dc, ch 4, 2nd tr decrease, ch 4, sl st in same dc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (4 ch-4 spaces, 2 tr decreases, 2 sl st)

Here is my attempt at drawing a chart lol, I hope that it makes sense!

The next part is to attach the loop for hanging.  
Step One-  Take the size 3 crochet thread and cut a 7" piece.  Fold it in half and thread both ends onto the yarn needle.  With the wrong side facing up go under the back loop of the center slip stitch on row 4 and the stitch below it.  
Step Two-  Pull through leaving a small loop.
Step 3-  Bring the needle back through the loop at the top.
Step 4- Pull slightly on both ends to tighten the loop and tie a knot at the top.

The final part is attaching the ribbon rose!  Cut a long piece of sewing thread and thread it onto the sewing needle.  Starting on the wrong side pull the needle through to the front (right side) and back a few times to lock the thread in place, ending on the wrong side.  Pull through to the front, this time going through the center of the ribbon rose.  Weave the needle back through the rose, and back through to the wrong side of your work.  Do this a few times until the rose no longer loose.  Knot both ends together and trim off any extra thread.



I hope you enjoy this pattern!  Have a wonderful day! :D
This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna.  Feel free to link to 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 to my blog- www.draiguna.com.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it.  Thank you!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Moonpetals


Hello :)  The pattern i'm sharing today is called Moonpetals.  It is available for free on my blog, here is the link-  http://www.draiguna.com/p/moonpetals.html.  You can also find it in the patterns section.

There are 21 rounds and the finished size is about 11".  You will need 100 yards of size 10 cotton crochet thread, a 1.75 mm hook, and a yarn needle for weaving in ends.  

This doily has pineapples, picots, puff stitches, plus my favorite stitch- ch 3, dc in the third ch for the border.  The pattern is written using US terminology.  Special stitches used are- beginning (beg) puff stitch, puff stitch, picot, decrease, and cluster.  Photo tutorials for the beginning (beg) puff stitch and puff stitch are available here- http://www.draiguna.com/p/puff-stitch-tutorial.html.

If you enjoyed making my doily pattern Dawnglow maybe consider giving this one a try :D The first 5 rounds are the same in both patterns!  

The thread I used for this doily is Knit Picks Curio in the color Ice Lily.


This next one is made using Hobby Lobby Artiste size 10 cotton crochet thread in white.

I'm working on another one using Knit Picks Curio in the color natural.  The lavender doily looks a lot darker in this photo against a different shade of wood.

I hope that you enjoy the pattern :)  Happy crocheting!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hearts in Harmony


Hello :)  I have a new doily pattern now available!  It's called Hearts in Harmony.  The doily is 15 rounds and measures 8 1/2" in diameter.  The pattern is in my etsy shop- draiguna.etsy.com and in my ravelry store- www.ravelry.com/designers/julia-hart.  It's also 50% off for the month!  No coupon code required.

The doily features 24 hearts worked in the final round.  Basic crochet stitches are used throughout the doily with a few special stitches.  The special stitches are- beginning (beg) puff stitch, puff stitch, and heart stitch.  The pattern includes photo tutorials on how to make them.  I also included a chart for the heart stitch.  If you have any questions about the pattern you can contact me at draiguna@gmail.com.  Happy crocheting! :D