Friday, April 20, 2018

Basket of Scrubbies


This pattern includes instructions for the scrubbies and basket to store them in.  The scrubbies measure about 4 1/2".

The yarn pictured is Red Heart scrubby cotton in the colors loofa, tan, and denim and Aunt Lydias size 3 crochet thread in the color bridal white.

The baskets are made with Loops & Threads Charisma in the colors taupe, off white, and charcoal.

Scrubbies

For 1 scrubby you will need-
Red Heart Scrubby Cotton-  25-30 yards
Size 3 crochet thread- 15-20 yards
5.5 mm (I) hook
3.25 mm (D) hook
yarn needle

Basket

Bulky weight yarn- 50-75 yards
(optional) small amount of a second color for the border
10 mm (N) hook
yarn needle
3/8" ribbon
sewing needle
sewing thread
glue
Stitch Abbreviations

st(s)- stitch(es)
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
ws- wrong side
rs- right side

Special Stitches

cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook

Pattern Notes

( ) - Contains 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 indicated. 

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

For Rounds 1-6 on the scrubby and 1-4 on the basket-
Place a stitch marker in the first or last stitch of each round to help keep track of the increases.

The basket is made using 2 strands of bulky weight yarn held together.
Circle, Make 2-

Round 1- with the scrubby cotton and 5.5 mm (I) hook 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, sl st in next sc, fasten off. (36 sc)


Border- 

Round 7- switch to the smaller 3.25 mm (D) hook and with both circles held together (ws together and rs facing out), join size 3 thread in any sc of previous round (shown in picture 1 in the photo tutorial section), ch 1, sc in same st, ch  1, [sc in next sc, ch 1] around, mark last sc made for st placement, sl st to first sc.  (36 sc, 36 ch-1 spaces)  

Round 8- ch 1, [sc, ch 3, sc] in same st, * ch 1, sk next sc, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next sc, repeat from * around, sc in first sc to make last ch-1 space.  (36 sc, 18 ch-3 spaces, 18 ch-1 spaces)

Round 9- ch 1, sl st in marked sc on round 7, working behind Round 8, ch 3 (counts as first dc), [cluster, dc] 4 times in same st, sl st in next unworked sc on Round 7, * dc in next unworked sc on Round 7, [cluster, dc] 4 times in same st, sl st in next unworked sc on Round 7, repeat from * around, sl st to third ch of first dc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (45 dc, 36 clusters, 9 sl sts)


Round 1- holding 2 strands of bulky weight yarn together and with the 10 mm (N) hook, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, do not join.

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] 5 times, ch 1, [sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1] 14 times.
  • sc in next space, ch 1, sc in next space, repeat from * until the basket measures about 2 1/2" or desired length.  If you are using a second color for the border fasten off the main color and join the new color with a sl st in the back loop of the next sc.
  • sl st in the back loop of next sc, * sl st in the back loop of next ch, sl st in the back loop of next sc, repeat from * around, fasten off, see photo 3 in the photo tutorial section for finishing instructions.  (29 sl sts)
To attach the ribbon on the basket-
 Thread a yarn needle with the ribbon and working from the front to the back weave in and out of the ch-1 spaces between the final round of sc.  Continue working around the basket.  When you reach the starting space cut the ribbon leaving enough to make a bow.   Tie both ends of the ribbon together into a bow.  Trim off any extra ribbon and apply a few drops of glue to each end to prevent fraying.

To secure the bow in place-  
Thread the sewing needle.  Starting on the inside of the basket behind the center of the bow pull through to the front, going through the center knot of the bow.  Then go back through the bow to the inside of the basket.  Continue to go back and forth through the middle of the bow until it feels secure.  Fasten off where you started, tie both ends together and trim off any extra thread. 



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Photo Tutorials

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Starting the border (Round 7)

Place one circle over the other circle so the backs are together (wrong sides), and fronts are facing out (right sides).

With the 3.25 mm hook and working through both circles, join the crochet thread to any sc on Round 6.  

 ch 1, sc in same st, ch  1, [sc in next sc, ch 1] around, mark last sc made for st placement, sl st to first sc.

*  2  *
Starting Round 9

ch 1 and sl  st in the marked sc on Round 7

*  3  *
Finishing the last round of the basket

One- With the end just fastened off, thread the yarn needle and insert behind the 2 bars of the first sl st from top to bottom.

Two- Pull the thread through.

Three- Insert into the center of the last sl st made and pull through to the back.

Four- Weave in the ends.

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The basket can also be used to store crocheting supplies or other small things!
I put some of my crochet thread and hooks in this one-

In this one I put some crochet snowflakes-


I hope that you enjoyed this pattern!  Happy crocheting! :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

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Enchanting Egg Doily




Happy Easter! :)  These egg shaped doilies are quick and easy to make using a mix of medium weight cotton yarn and size 3 crochet thread.  There are also instructions on how to decorate them with ribbon and add a loop for hanging. 

The yarn pictured is I Love This Cotton in the colors aqua and pastel.  The thread is Aunt Lydias size 3 cotton crochet thread in the colors natural and bridal white.  I made the chart for rounds 1-10 at www.stitchfiddle.com.      


This doily has 13 rounds and measures about 5 1/2" wide and 6 3/4" tall.
medium weight yarn- 30-40 yards
size 3 crochet thread- 20-25 yards
5.5 mm (I) hook
3.25 (D) hook
yarn needle
scissors

Optional materials to decorate the eggs-
1/4" ribbon
5/8" ribbon
3/4" ribbon
sewing needle
sewing thread
glue
 Stitch Abbreviations

st(s)- stitch(es)
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet

Special Stitches

cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook

Pattern Notes

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

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

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

Round 1- With medium weight yarn and and larger hook ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to first sc. (6 sc)

Round 2- ch 1, 2 sc in same st, [2 sc in next sc] around, sl st to first sc. (12 sc)

Round 3- ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st to first sc. (18 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, sc in same st, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sl st to first sc. (24 sc)

Round 5- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 6 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, sl st to first sc. (30 sc)

Round 6- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sl st to first sc. (36 sc)

Round 7- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, sl st to first sc. (42 sc)

Round 8- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

Round 9- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, sl st to first sc. (54 sc)

Round 10- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 6 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, sl st to first sc, fasten off.  
(60 sc)

Round 11- join size 3 thread in next st, with smaller hook ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [sc in next sc, ch 1] around, sl st to first sc. (60 sc, 60 ch-1 spaces)

Round 12- ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk next sc, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sc in same st as first sc, ch 3, sl st to first sc.  (60 sc, 30 ch-1 spaces, 30 ch-3 spaces)

Round 13- ch 1, working behind previous round sl st into next unworked sc on Round 11, ch 3 (counts as first dc), [cluster, dc] 4 times in same st, sl st in next unworked sc on Round 11, * dc in next sc, [cluster, dc] 4 times in same st, sl st in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of first dc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (75 sc, 60 clusters, 15 sl sts)


Chart for Rounds 1-10




Blocking


If you are going to block the doily do that first before attaching the ribbon.  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.

For the doilies pictured I wanted to lightly starch only the border.  So instead of soaking the entire doily I only dipped the edges into the bowl.      


Decorating the doily



Materials-


For the ribbon going across the doily-

Cut a piece about 5" wide so there is a little bit extra on each side.  Thread the sewing needle and lay the ribbon across the widest part of the doily, underneath the second round of the border.  Fold the edge ribbon in to prevent it from coming unraveled and begin sewing through both layers of ribbon and to the back of the doily.  Weave the needle through to the front and back a few more times in the same spot to lock the thread in place.  

Sew across the edge of the ribbon as shown in the pictures below.  At the end lock the thread in place by sewing in the same spot a few times, then trim the thread.  Repeat this for the other side of the ribbon.      

Attaching the bow-

Cut a small piece of ribbon about 6-7" long and make a bow.  Next thread the sewing needle and place the bow in the center of the doily on top of the ribbon going across.  Starting at the back of the doily, bring the needle up to the front through the center knot of the ribbon and to the back again.  Do this a few more times until the ribbon is no longer loose.  Tie both ends of the thread together and cut off any extra.

Trim the ends of the bow to the length that you want and apply a little bit of glue to each end to prevent fraying. 

Adding a loop for hanging

Cut a piece of ribbon about 5" long and place both ends together as shown in the photo below.  Fold the edges of the ribbon up and with the sewing needle, sew through all 4 layers of ribbon to make a loop.  Place it on the back of the doily  so that the edges of the ribbon are facing in.  Weave the sewing needle to the front of the doily and back through the ribbon until it is no longer loose.  Tie both ends of the thread together and trim off any extra.



I hope that you enjoyed the 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!
© 2018 Draiguna