Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Spring Bunny Doily

This pattern has 13 rows done in filet crochet and 3 rounds for the border.  The finished size is 4 1/4" wide and 4 1/2" tall.  

Filet crochet consists open and closed meshes to make a design.  Each group of solid mesh blocks has 3 double crochet stitches per block plus 1.  For example 1 block will have 4 dc and a group of 3 blocks will have 10 dc.  An open mesh space will have 1 dc followed by ch-2 and another dc.

Instead of double crochet I used extended double crochet stitches (edc).  It's a slightly taller stitch than double crochet which I find makes the blocks and spaces more square shaped.  Instructions on how to make it are shown in the first picture of the photo tutorial section.   Dc stitches can be used in place of the edc stitches if you prefer.  

The doilies pictured are made with Knit Picks curio cotton crochet thread in the colors natural, tea rose, ice lily, and lichen.  I made the filet crochet bunny chart at www.stitchfiddle.com.


size 10 cotton crochet thread-

color 1- 40-50 yards

color 2- 5-10 yards

color 3- 5-10 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
 Stitch Abbreviations

beg- beginning
ch(s)- chain(s)
edc- extended double crochet
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)
sl st- slip stitch
tr- treble crochet
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches

beg tr cluster- ch 3, keeping last loop of each tr on hook, 2 tr in the same space, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
tr cluster- keeping last loop of each tr on hook, 2 tr in st or space indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

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

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

* - repeat the following instructions the amount of times indicated.

Odd numbered rows on the chart are read from right to left and even numbered rows from left to right.

The ch-5 at the end of Rows 1-12 counts as the first edc and ch-2 space of the next row.
With color 1 ch 36 (last 5 chs count as the first edc and ch-2 space on Row 1).

Row 1- edc in 9th ch from hook, [ch 2, sk 2 ch, edc in next ch] 9 times, ch 5, turn. (10 spaces)

Row 2- edc in next edc, * [2 edc in next space, edc in next edc] 3 times, ch 2, edc in next edc, repeat from * 1 more time, ch 2, edc in third ch of next edc, ch 5, turn.  (6 blocks, 4 spaces)

Rows 3-12- Follow each row on the chart, working from right to left on odd numbered rows and from left to right on even numbered rows, ch 5, turn.

Row 13- edc in next edc, [ch 2, edc in next edc] 9 times, do not turn.  (10 spaces)

Border-


Round 1- ch 1, [sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in same space, working along the side (shown in picture 4 in the photo tutorial section) sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space, working along the bottom sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc] 8 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in next space, working along the side sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space, working along the top sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 8 times, 2 sc in next space, sl st in first sc, fasten off color 1.  (140 sc)

Round 2- join color 2 in next space, beg tr cluster in same space, ch 3, [tr cluster, ch 3] twice in same space, * [sk next 3 sc, tr cluster in next sc, ch 3] 9 times, [tr cluster, ch 3] 3 times in next space, [sk next 3 sc, tr cluster in next sc, ch 3] 7 times * , [tr cluster, ch 3] 3 times in next space, repeat from  * to  * 1 time, sl st to top of first tr cluster, fasten off color 2.  (44 tr clusters, 44 ch-3 spaces)


Round 3- join color 3 to same cluster st, 
 * [ch 4, sl st] twice in same st, ch 1, sl st in next space, ch 1, sl st in next cluster, repeat from  * around, fasten off color 3 and weave in ends.  (88 ch-4 spaces, 88 ch-1 spaces, 176 sl sts)  


Bunny Chart
1 block- 4 edc
1 space- 1 edc, ch 2, 1 edc
2 or more blocks next to each other- each block will have 3 edc plus 1 edc

Carrot Border Chart


Blocking-

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 starting at the corners.  Allow the doily to dry completely before removing the pins.


Photo Tutorials


  1  
Extended double crochet stitch (edc)

Step One- yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo and pull up a loop.  There should be 3 loops on the hook

Step Two- yo and draw through 1 loop on hook.  There should be 3 loops on the hook.

Step Three- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.  There should be 2 loops remaining.

Step Four- yo and draw through last 2 loops on the hook to complete the extended double crochet stitch.

2
Solid mesh blocks

1 block in between 2 spaces, or at the beginning or end of a row will have 4 dc.
More than 1 block next to each other will have 3 dc each plus 1.  I used 3 blocks as an example pictured below which will have 10 dc.  

3
Rows 1-13 complete

4
Round 1 of the border

ch 1, [sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in same space.

working down the right side, sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space. 

working along the bottom sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc] 8 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in next space.

working along the left side sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space.

working along the top sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 8 times, 2 sc in next space, sl st in first sc, fasten off color 1. 

5
Round 1 complete

Congratulations on your finished spring bunny doily! :D  I hope you enjoyed this pattern!

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

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Reagent Pouches


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  The pattern I am sharing today is for these small reagent pouches.  You can use this pouch to store your magical and special items :)

The materials you will need are size 3 cotton crochet thread and a 3.25 mm (D) hook, a yarn needle, and scissors.  I also used a few jump rings and some chain to attach the charms.  The brand of thread pictured is Aunt Lydias size 3 crochet thread in the colors- bridal white, sage, and copper mist.  

These pouches have 6 sets of cables made up of front post double crochet stitches, and front post treble crochet stitches.  The rest is done in single crochet.  There are instructions for 2 different sizes.  The taller white one measures 4" with a 3" opening at the top.  The green one measures 3" with a 3" opening. 


Instructions are available in 2 different sizes- a 3" or 4" tall pouch.
Size 3 cotton crochet thread
color 1-
3" pouch- 50 yards
4" pouch- 70 yards
color 2 (optional, used on the last round)- 5-10 yards

3.25 mm (D) hook
yarn needle
scissors

Optional Materials-
charms
4 mm and 5 mm jump rings
small amount of chain
jewelcrafting pliers
Stitch Abbreviations

sl st- slip stitch
st- stitch
ch- chain
yo- yarn over
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
fptr- front post treble crochet

Pattern Notes

[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated.

( ) - Enclose additional information and the number of stitches you will have at the end of a round.

Rounds 1-7 are worked in a spiral without joining.  To help keep track place a stitch marker in the first or last stitch of each round.

Tip- The repeated rounds 11-14 will always have 24 sc and 24 fpdc or fptr.
4" Pouch-

Round 1- ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, do not join. (6 sc)


Round 2- [2 sc in next sc] 6 times, do not join. (12 sc)


Round 3- [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times, do not join. (18 sc)


Round 4- [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times, do not join. (24 sc)


Round 5- [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times, do not join. (30 sc)


Round 6- [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 6 times, do not join. (36 sc)


Round 7- [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 6 times, do not join. (42 sc)

Round 8- [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc] 6 times, sl st in next sc. (48 sc)

Round 9- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, [sc in next 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc] around, sl st to first sc.  (24 sc, 24 dc)

Round 10- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sc, fpdc around next 2 dc, [sc in next 2 sc, fpdc around next 2 dc] around, sl st to first sc.  (24 sc, 24 fpdc)

Round 11- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sc, sc in next fpdc, fpdc around same fpdc, fpdc around next 3 fpdc, sc in same fpdc, [sc in next 2 sc, sc in next fpdc, fpdc around same fpdc, fpdc around next 3 fpdc, sc in same fpdc] around, sl st to first sc.  (24 sc, 24 fpdc)

Round 12- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sc, sk next 2 fpdc, fptr around next 2 fpdc, fptr around the first skipped fpdc, fptr around the second skipped fpdc (shown in pictures 2 and 3 in the photo tutorial section), [sc in next 4 sc, sk next 2 fpdc, fptr around next 2 fpdc, fptr around the first skipped fpdc, fptr around the second skipped fpdc] around, sc in next sc, sl st to first sc.  (24 sc, 24 fptr)

Round 13- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sc, fpdc around next 2 fptr (shown in pictures 4 and 5 in the photo tutorials section), sc in same fptr, sc in next fptr, fpdc around the same fptr, fpdc around the next fptr, sk next sc, [ sc in next 2 sc, fpdc around next 2 fptr, sc in same fptr, sc in next fptr, fpdc around next 2 fptr, sk next sc] around, sl st to first sc.  (24 sc, 24 fpdc)

Round 14-  ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sc, fpdc around next 2 fpdc, [sc in next 2 sc, fpdc around next 2 fpdc] around, sl st to first sc.  (24 sc, 24 fpdc)

Rounds 15-26- Repeat Rounds 11-14 3 more times.

Round 27- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 fpdc, [sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 fpdc] around, sl st to first sc.  (48 sc)

Round 28- ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), [sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2] around, sl st to third ch of first dc.  (16 dc, 16 ch-2 spaces)

Round 29- ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next space, [sc in next dc, 2 sc in next space] around, sl st to first sc.  (48 sc)  If using a second color fasten off and join the new color in the same st.

Round 30- [sl st in next sc] around, fasten off, see picture 6 in the photo tutorials section for finishing instructions.  (48 sl st)

 3" Pouch-

Rounds 1-14- Follow instructions for Larger Pouch.

Rounds 15-22- Repeat Rounds 11-14 2 more times.

Round 23- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 fpdc, [sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 fpdc] around, sl st to first sc.  (48 sc)

Round 24- ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), [sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 2] around, sl st to third ch of first dc.  (16 dc, 16 ch-2 spaces)

Round 25- ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next space, [sc in next dc, 2 sc in next space] around, sl st to first sc.  (48 sc)  If using a second color fasten off and join the new color in the same st.

Round 26- [sl st in next sc] around, fasten off, see picture 6 in the photo tutorials section for finishing instructions.   (48 sl st)

Drawstrings, make 2-

ch 100, fasten off.


Attaching the drawstrings

Thread the end of the drawstring onto the yarn needle. Weave the drawstring in the spaces between the dc stitches on Round 28 of the 4" pouch, Round 24 for the 3" pouch.  Stop when you reach the space next to where you started.
Repeat this with the second drawstring, starting on the opposite side of the first drawstring, there should be 8 dc between the two drawstrings. 

Straighten out the ends of both drawstrings so the chain stitches are even. Tie the ends together and trim away the extra thread, leaving about 1/2- 3/4".


Adding charms to the pouch

Attach the 5 mm jump rings to any dc on Round 28 if you made the 4" pouch, Round 24 if you made the 3" pouch. Take some small pieces of the chain and attach a 4 mm jump ring to one end along with a charm and close the ring. Attach another 4 mm jump ring to the other end of the chain and secure it to the ring on the pouch. For the charms in between take a piece of chain and attach a 4 mm jump ring to an end. Secure it to one of the rings on the pouch. Repeat this for the other end. Attach a jump ring to a charm and close it around the center chain.

For my pouches I attached 3 of the 5 mm rings onto the 3 dc stitches next to the drawstring. I used 5 small pieces of chain, 1 attached to each ring and 2 in between.




☘  Photo Tutorials   


☘ 1 ☘
Rounds 1-8-
The next round will start the foundation of the cables.


☘    2    
Stitch placement for the fptr on Round 13
Fptr around the fpdc stitches in this order-
3, 4, 1, 2 as shown in Picture 3.


☘ 3 ☘
Front post treble crochet stitches (fptr) on Round 12
Step One- Skip the first 2 fpdc shown in the above photo, fptr around the third fpdc.

Step Two- Fptr around the fourth fpdc.

Step Three- Fptr around the first skipped fpdc.

Step Four- Fptr around the second skipped fpdc.


☘ 4 ☘
First set of front post double crochet stitches (fpdc) on Round 13
They may be hard to see, they are behind the second set of fptr.

☘ 5 ☘
Making the first 2 front post double crochet stitches (fpdc) on Round 13
Step One- Yo and insert hook from back to front around the first fptr.

Step Two- Yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Step Three- The second fptr may be hard to see. It is hiding behind the third and fourth fptr. You can pull them a little to the side to see the stitch better.

Step Four- yo and insert hook from back to front around the second fptr, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw though 2 loops on hook] twice.

☘ 6 ☘
Finishing the last round-
Step One- With the end just fastened off, thread the yarn needle and insert behind the 2 bars of the first sl st and pull through.

Step Two- Insert into the center of the last sl st made.

Step Three- Pull through to the back.

Step Four- Weave in the end.

I hope that you enjoyed this pattern :D  Have a wonderful day!


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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Starweave


Hello :)  I have a small doily pattern to share today called Starweave.  It's 13 rounds and measures about 8 1/2" going across from the corners.  You will need size 10 crochet thread and a 1.75 mm hook.

The thread I used is Aunt Lydias size 10 metallic crochet thread in the color white/pearl.  In person it has a shimmery iridescence to  it.  It was hard to photograph but you can kind of see it here-



This doily has 13 rounds and measures about 8 1/2" in diameter.

Size 10 crochet thread, 50 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
Stitch Abbreviations

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

Special Stitches

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

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

decrease- [insert hook into next dc and pull up a loop] 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

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

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 round.

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

✶ - repeat the following instructions the amount of times indicated.

Round 1 starts by making a magic ring. An alternative would be to ch 9. That would give 1 extra stitch to work into and the other 8 ch are the first dc and ch-5 space. Continue the round with- [dc in 9th ch from hook, ch 5] 5 times, sl st to third ch of first dc. (6 dc, 6 ch-5 spaces)
Round 1- Make a magic ring, ch 8 (counts as first dc and ch-5 space), [dc in ring, ch 5] 5 times, sl st to third ch of first dc.  (6 dc, 6 ch-5 spaces)


Round 2- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), [2 dc in next dc, ch 3] around, dc in same st as first dc, sl st to third ch of first dc. (12 dc, 6 ch-3 spaces)


Round 3- ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, sc around spaces from both Round 1 and 2, 2 dc in next dc, [ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, sc around spaces from both Round 1 and 2 (see photo 1 and 2 below), 2 dc in next dc] around, ch 1, hdc in third ch of first dc to make last ch-3 space. (24 dc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces)


Round 4- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), 2-dc decrease (see special stitches), dc in next sc, 2-dc decrease, ch 3, [dc in next space, ch 3, 2-dc decrease, dc in next sc, 2-dc decrease, ch 3] around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (12 dc, 12 ch-3 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases)  


Round 5- ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 space), dc in same st, ch 4, 3-dc decrease, ch 4, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc] twice in same st, ch 4, 3-dc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, dc in same st as first dc, ch 1, sl st to third ch of first dc. (18 dc, 12 ch-4 spaces, 6 3-dc decreases)  


Round 6- ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 3-dc decrease, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 3-dc decrease, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2] around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (30 dc, 12 ch-2 spaces, 12 ch-5 spaces, 6 sc)  


Round 7- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), dc in same st, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, [dc, ch 3] twice in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, repeat from around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (48 dc, 18 ch-3 spaces, 12 sc, 6 ch-5 spaces)


Round 8- ch 4 (counts as first tr), 7 tr in next space, tr in next dc, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, [tr in next dc, 7 tr in next space, tr in next dc, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4] around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr. (54 tr, 12 ch-4 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases, 24 dc, 6 sc)  


Round 9- ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 space), dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next tr] 7 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next 3 st, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next tr] 8 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next 3 st, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, sl st to third chof first dc. (72 dc, 48 ch-1 spaces, 12 ch-4 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases)  


Round 10- ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 7 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 8 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (60 dc, 48 ch-2 spaces, 12 ch-4 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases)  


Round 11- ch 7 (counts as first tr and ch-3 space), tr in next dc, [ch 3, tr in next dc] 7 times, ch 4, decrease (see photo 3 below), ch 4, tr in next dc, [ch 3, tr in next dc] 8 times, ch 4, sc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr. (54 tr, 48 ch-3 spaces, 12 ch-4 spaces, 6 decreases)


Round 12- ch 8 (counts as first tr and ch-4 space), tr in next tr, [ch 4, tr in next tr] 7 times, tr in next tr, [ch 4, tr in next tr] 8 times, repeat from around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr. (54 tr, 60 ch-4 spaces) 


Round 13- sl st in next 4 ch and in next tr, ch 4 (counts as first tr), cluster, picot, cluster, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, [dc, cluster, picot, cluster] twice in next tr, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr, tr in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, [dc, cluster, picot, cluster] twice in next tr, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, tr in next tr, repeat from around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr, fasten off and weave in ends. (12 tr, 84 clusters, 42 picots, 36 dc)

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.

Photo Tutorials

✶ 1
Single crocheting (sc) around spaces from Rounds 1 and 2
Insert hook into the ch-5 space on Round 1 and pull up a loop. Yo and draw through both loops on hook. The sc should be going around both spaces on Rounds 1 and 2.

✶ 2
Round 3 complete

✶ 3
Decrease on Round 11
Step One-Insert hook into next dc and pull up a loop.
Step Two- Repeat Step One. 3 loops on hook.
Step Three- Repeat Step One. 4 loops on hook.
Step Four- yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

If you enjoyed making this doily stay tuned! :D  I'm also working on instructions for a table runner using the same design which will be available soon!  



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