Crochet flower tutorial

Hi…

I would love to share with you my crochet Flower tutorial. 

I came up with this pattern last year… but only now I got my act together to write & post this tutorial for you. You see, coz I’m not driving around so much;) 

I hope its easy to understand and if you have any questions please leave a comment or send me e-mail;)

~ Yuli Crochet Flower ~

You will need

~ 2 colors of DK yarn or any other yarn of your choice;

~ 4 mm hook;

~ tapestry needle

~ scissor

Abbreviation

ch – chain;

sc – single crochet;

dc – double crochet;

sl.st. – slip stitch;

~ Pattern ~

Big flower layer

1st round – into magic loop: 3 ch + 15 dc. Join with sl.st into 3rd chain.

1st round

Big flower ~ 1st round

2nd round – 5 ch, dc into same space as 1st chain. * 1ch, miss 1, [dc, 2ch, dc] into next st * – rep 7 times. finish with 1 ch and sl.st into 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

2nd round

Big flower ~ 2nd round

3rd round – 1ch, 7 dc into 2ch space from previous round, *1sc into 1ch space, 7 dc into 2ch spac* – rep *-* 7 times. Finish with 1 sc into 1ch space and sl.st. into 1 ch from beginning of this round. Big layer of flower ready. 

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Big flower ~ 3rd round

Small flower layer

1 round – Insert your hook in to dc st that we missed from 1st round of big flower and pull out loop and make 4 ch, * sl.st. into missed dc from 1st round of big flower, ch 3* rep *-* 7 times. Finish with sl.st into 1st chain of this round. 

Small flower - 1st round

Small flower – 1st round

2nd round – *into 3chain space [1sc, 1ch, 4dc, 1ch, 1sc]* – rep *-* 8 times. Cut and fasten yarn. Flower completed ;)

Small flower ~ 2nd round

Small flower ~ 2nd round

 Love this flower… you can use it on beanies, as a brooch or decorate cushions & blankets. I created granny square using this flower and looks great… another cushion in the making, so watch this blog coz new pics coming soon.

And here is a picture of my friend’s baby girl wearing beanie I designed for her over weekend and you see I used flower;) My friend loves beanie and I love this little model… isn’t she just gorgeous!?

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Oh and meet my ” big baby ” … our 6 months old bulldog Mr. Z. I love him to bits… even when he snores like I never heard before)))

Enjoy making flowers! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like my Facebook page for more posts and ideas.

Love, Yuli xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Nina ~ fingerless gloves pattern

Fingerless gloves pattern inspired by ~ Nina and fresh cup of coffee from Blue Shed.

 

For this gloves I used:

-3 – 4 ply yarn

- 2.5 mm crochet hook 

- tapestry needle

~ Abbreviation ~

ch – chain;

sc – single crochet;

dc – double crochet;

sl.st. – slip stitch;

Note:  

sc rounds – 1 chains in the beginning of every row as a replacement for sc. Finish each round with 1 sl. st. in 1st sc from beginning of round.

pattern rounds – 3 chains in the beginning of every row as a replacement for dc.  Finish each round with 1 sl. st. in 3rd ch from beginning of round.

~ Pattern ~

1 round – start with 42 foundation single crochet or just chain 42. Join with sl.st to  1st sc or ch  to create round.

2 – 5 rounds – sc in each st = 42 sc

6 round -  3ch, 2 dc into same space as 3ch, *miss 2, 1dc into next st, miss 2, 5dc into next st, rep. *-* till the end of this round and finishing with – miss 2, 1dc into next st, miss 2, 2 dc in to same space as 3ch  from beginning of this round, sl.st into 3rd chain. See picture 1.

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7 round – 3ch, *miss 2, 5dc into next st, miss 2, 1 dc*, rep – *-* till the end of the round and finish with miss 2, 5dc into next st, miss 2, sl.st into 3rdch from beginning of this round. See picture 1.

8 – 13 rounds – rep rounds 6 and 7.

14 round  – 3ch, miss 2, 5dc into next st, miss 2, 1 dc. Then to create opening for thumb we will skip 5dc, crochet 5 sc base chain or make 5 chains, and 1 dc above next 5 dc see Picture 2.  Carry on with pattern till end of this round. 

15 round – 3ch, 2 dc into same space as 3ch, *miss 2, 1dc into next st, miss 2, 5dc into next st, rep *-* – 6times. See picture 2. Finish with – miss 2, 1dc into next st, miss 2, 2 dc in to same space as 3ch from beginning of this round, sl.st into 3rd chain.

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16 – 19 round – work pattern as in 6 and 7 round.

Finish glove by weaving ends with tapestry needle.

In this glove pattern I used crochet stitch “The Fans” from Mon Tricot “500 motifs, patterns and stitches” crochet dictionary.

“The Fan” stitch – multiple of 6 + 4 if work in rows and multiple of 6 if work in rounds.

When I made first pair of gloves with DK yarn I started with 36 ch ;) You can adjust pattern to suite thickness of your yarn, just remember that pattern must multiple of 6.

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first pair in DK

Have fun and play around with different yarn to create your own pair… and please don’t forget to share your pictures with me on my FB page or via e-mail;)

Have a beautiful week,

Yuli xx

New home & new pattern

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It’s been a long long time since my last blog((( I been more active on my FB page. So if its quiet here please come and visit my FB posts;)
 
Lots happened since last year …Biggest thing for our family that we moved to Mossel Bay and we love it!!! Now we close to school (only 5 min) and I don’t have to hang around and plan ahead… Now I drop kids at school and go strait home! I know its seem not a big deal, but for a last few years I would stay around Mossel bay or  visit my mom in law while kids at school. I had to plan every evening of what to take with to work on and my car was always loaded with bags and baskets of my projects, snacks, extra clothes for kids for after school activities… now even thinking about it makes me tired.   So now you could just imagine how happy I’m to come home, make a cup of coffee and get busy behind my desk! Yep…now I even have my own space to create;)
Life is good!
 
On my crochet side of life… new orders, dresses, skirts, blankets and crochet classes. Yes, few months ago I started teaching crochet again, but this time in Mossel bay at a new coffee roastery Blue shed. What an amazing place… it is literally Big blue rusty shed over looking sea side with antique fittings and furniture, freshly baked cakes, snacks and of course best coffee in town! So every Thursday morning we get together to learn new crochet stitches, share ideas and drink lots of fresh coffee;)  If you ever come to Mossel Bay you simply must visit Blue Shed!
 
 
During one of our crochet classes ladies asked me to show them how to make fingerless  gloves… I didn’t have pattern with me and with quick look through old crochet stitches book I came up with this easy pattern;) First we made it with DK yarn, it came out nice, but a bit chunky. Then at home I made pair with 3-4 ply old yarn from “long time ago” stash. I must say I love thinner yarn ~ pattern looks more define and elegant… its little bit more work, but in the end its worth it.
 
 
So get your hooks ready!! In my next post I’ll share with you this pattern… its almost done;)
 
Enjoy weekend,
Yuli xxx
 
 

Flower Motif Scarf

Few weeks ago I bumped into my friend and she told me that she was looking around for colorfull crochet scarf for her friend’s bday. After quick chat we agreed to exchange pics/ideas over email and I said that I’ll look for pattern in my web stash.

I checked my own pattern stash, then I surf web and of course good place for pattern searching – Ravelry;) There I found perfect match … it was hiding in my favorites ~ Free Motif Scarf by Pierrot Yarns ~

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This one thanslated in English, but if you can read crochet diargams it doen’t mater what language it is;) This is why I love japanies patterns ~ simple, clear & detailed!

My friend loved floer scarf pattern and asked me  if I could make it for her friend.  Oh Yes, perfect fix for crochet addict – new pattern, colorful yarn and I get paid for this pleasure!!!

I send my friend link to select yarn colors and she came back to me with her choice: Candy, Lipstick, Ivory, Rose, Lilac, Orange and Moss in Premier Natural Cotton  4 ply.  I bought 7 skeins in each color and it took me a bit of thinking to combine all the colors together, because I had more colors to work with and not like it was suggested in pattern.

It was fun and easy project, just one thing that isn’t fun when you use so many colors … you end up with loads of threads to knot & hide! So I’m WaRnInG  You,  there is a price to pay if you choose too many colors … but I guess its all worth it. Look at my final result…

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I must say that I’m pretty happy with flower scarf and I really hope she likes it too.

Have a beautiful week.

Love, Yuli xx

 

Quick hello

Hey hey…

Last week of holiday we had a little road trip to Ceres & Tulbagh to visit 0ur friends. It was so nice to spend time with friends… we had loads of lovely&yummy meals togeher (way to many…my jeans were getting tight))), late nights and lazy mornings and just good family time.  Nothing beats a little holiday away, even if its only few days!

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Tulbagh

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Travelling basket with new project

 

Winter school holidays is over… we already  2nd week into 3rd term ~ getting closer to summer! This year winter season was very mild so far, we had beautiful warm days and even few hot ones… Love South African winter;)

I’m slowly getting back into week days routine and enjoying my extra creative time. Busy working on new order for a wedding… little sneak peek.

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I’ll post more about it later.

Have a lovely week.

Love, Yuli xx

 

~ Coastal Breeze ~ crochet top ~ Free pattern

“Coastal Breeze” crochet pattern as I promised last week;)

Its been raining here all day and its looks like there 2 more day like this to come… so I took advantage of this cold day and finished top pattern.

I crochet this top in middle of our summer / February… so my colours also inspiared by summer ~ Coast ~ Sea ~ Sky ~ Bougainvillea flowers!

Image below beautifully reflects my colour inspiration

Coastal view

photo from Google Images

 

Coastal Breez

Size S/M (see end of this post)

You will need:

-7 balls(50gr) of Vinnis Colours, Nikkim – Kingfisher ( K );

-1 ball (50gr) of Vinnis Colours, Nikkim – Apple Green ( G );

-1 ball (50gr) of Vinnis Colours, Nikkim - Royal Blue ( B );

-1 ball (50gr) of Vinnis Colours, Nikkim – Red Violet ( V );

-4 mm crochet hook;

-tapestry needle (for weaving in ends);

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Abbreviation:

ch – chain; 

sc – single crochet;

dc – double crochet;

st – stitch

sl.st. – slp stitch;

tog – together;

rep – repeat

2dctog – 2 double crochet together – decreasing

2dc – 2 double crochet in same stitch

2dc1ch2dc – 2 double crochet + 1 ch + 2 dc in same stitch

3dc – 3 double crochet in same stitch

Gauge 10x10cm = 20 st x 8 rows

 

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Back/Front

Tip: 3 chains in the beginning of each row counts as 1 dc.

With ( K ) Chain 95. or **.

1 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 94 ch or **work using foundation double crochet technique. Total – 95dc.

2 row – 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row.

3 row – 8 row – rep 1 row and 2 row x 3 times

Pattern

9 row – with ( V ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

10 row – with ( V ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc in 1 ch space from 9th row* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

11 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *2 ch, 1 tr into space between two 2dc1ch2dc from 9 row, 2 ch, 1 sc in 1 ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times

12 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *3 ch, miss 5 ch and work following into 1 tr space from previous row: ( 1sc, 2ch, 1ch) * rep *-* 18 times. Finish row with – miss 5 ch, 3ch and 1 sc into last st.

13 row – with ( G ) 3 ch, *2dc1ch2dc into 2ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times and finish with 1dc into last st.

14 row – with ( G ) 3 ch, *2dc1ch2dc into 1ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times and finish with 1dc into last st.

15 row – with ( K ) 5ch, *1 sc into 1 ch space from previous row, 2 ch, 1 tr into space between two 2dc1ch2dc from 13 row, 2 ch * rep *-* 17 times. Finish with 1 sc into 1 ch space from previous row, 2 ch, 1 dc into last st.

16 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, * 3ch, miss 5 ch and work following into 1 tr space from previous row: ( 1sc, 2ch, 1ch) * rep *-* 17 times. Finish row with – miss 5 ch, 3ch and 1 sc into last st.

17 row – with ( B ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

18 row – with ( B ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc in 1 ch space from 9th row* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

19 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *2 ch, 1 tr into space between two 2dc1ch2dc from 9 row, 2 ch, 1 sc in 1 ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times

20 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *3 ch, miss 5 ch and work following into 1 tr space from previous row: ( 1sc, 2ch, 1ch) * rep *-* 18 times. Finish row with – miss 5 ch, 3ch and 1 sc into last st.

21 row – with ( V ) rep 13 row

22 row – with ( V ) rep 14 row

23 row – with ( K ) rep 15 row

24 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *4 ch, 1 sc into 1 tr space from previous row* rep *-* 17 times. Finish with 4 ch, 1 sc into last st.

25 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *4sc into 4ch space, 1 sc* rep *-* 18 times. Finish with 3sc into 4ch space, 1 sc into last st.

26 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row.

27 row – with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 94 ch. Total – 95dc

28 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row.

29 row – with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 94 ch. Total – 95dc

30 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row.

31 row – with ( G ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

32 row  - with ( G ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc in 1 ch space from 9th row* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

33 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *2 ch, 1 tr into space between two 2dc1ch2dc from 9 row, 2 ch, 1 sc in 1 ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times

34 row –with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *3 ch, miss 5 ch and work following into 1 tr space from previous row: ( 1sc, 2ch, 1ch) * rep *-* 18 times. Finish row with – miss 5 ch, 3ch and 1 sc into last st.

35 row – with ( B ) 3 ch, *2dc1ch2dc into 2ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times and finish with 1dc into last st.

36 row – with ( B ) 3 ch, *2dc1ch2dc into 1ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times and finish with 1dc into last st.

37 row – with ( K ) 5ch, *1 sc into 1 ch space from previous row, 2 ch, 1 tr into space between two 2dc1ch2dc from 13 row, 2 ch * rep *-* 17 times. Finish with 1 sc into 1 ch space from previous row, 2 ch, 1 dc into last st.

38 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, * 3ch, miss 5 ch and work following into 1 tr space from previous row:

( 1sc, 2ch, 1ch) * rep *-* 17 times. Finish row with – miss 5 ch, 3ch and 1 sc into last st.

39 row – with ( V ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

40 row – with ( V ) 3 ch, 2dc into base of 3 ch, * skip 4 ch, 2dc1ch2dc in 1 ch space from 9th row* rep *-* 17 times., finishing with – skip 4 ch, and 3c into last st of this row.

41 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *2 ch, 1 tr into space between two 2dc1ch2dc from 9 row, 2 ch, 1 sc in 1 ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times

42 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *3 ch, miss 5 ch and work following into 1 tr space from previous row: ( 1sc, 2ch, 1ch) * rep *-* 18 times. Finish row with – miss 5 ch, 3ch and 1 sc into last st.

43 row – with ( G ) 3 ch, *2dc1ch2dc into 2ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times and finish with 1dc into last st.

44 row – with ( G ) 3 ch, *2dc1ch2dc into 1ch space from previous row* rep *-* 18 times and finish with 1dc into last st.

45 row – with ( K ) 5ch, *1 sc into 1 ch space from previous row, 2 ch, 1 tr into space between two 2dc1ch2dc from 13 row, 2 ch * rep *-* 17 times. Finish with 1 sc into 1 ch space from previous row, 2 ch, 1 dc into last st.

46 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *4 ch, 1 sc into 1 tr space from previous row* rep *-* 17 times. Finish with 4 ch, 1 sc into last st.

47 row – with ( K ) 1 ch, 1 sc, *4sc into 4ch space, 1 sc* rep *-* 18 times. Finish with 3sc into 4ch space, 1 sc into last st.

48 row  - with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row.

49 row– with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 94 ch. Total – 95dc

Neck shaping

Right shoulder:

50 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* 10 times.; 1 ch, skip 1 ch,

2 double crochet together while skiping 1 ch between 2 dc.. Total – 25 st.

51 row – with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 24 ch. Total – 25dc

52 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* 9 times.; 1 ch, skip 1 ch,

2 double crochet together while skipping 1 ch between 2 dc.. Total – 23 st.

53 row – with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 22 ch. Total – 23dc

54 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* 10 times.; Total – 23 st.

55 row – with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 22 ch. Total – 23dc

Fasten off.

Left shoulder: same as right in mirror image.

Start with skipping 41 st in the middle of your work and repeat row 50-55 (making 2dctog decreases in the beginning of 50 and 52 rows.).

Fasten off.

Back shaping

Right shoulder

50 row  - with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row.

51 row– with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 94 ch. Total – 95dc

52 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* 9 times.; 1 ch, skip 1 ch,

2 double crochet together while skipping 1 ch between 2 dc.. Total – 23 st.

53 row – with ( K ) 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 22 ch. Total – 23dc

54 row – with ( K ) 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* 10 times.; Total – 23 st.

Fasten off.

Left shoulder: same as right in mirror image.

Start with skipping 45 st in the middle of your work and repeat row 52-54 (making 2dctog decrease in the beginning of 52 row)

Fasten off.

Note – Back 1 row shorter then front.

Sleeves

Pattern decrease (dec) –  2 double crochet together while skipping 1 st in between 2 dc.

1 row – with ( K ) Chain 75..

2 row – 3ch, * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row.

3 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 74 ch. Total – 75dc.

4 row – 1 (dec), * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep. *-*. Finish with 1 ch, 1 (dec). 71 dc..

5 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 71 dc..

6 row – 1 (dec), * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep. *-*. Finish with 1 ch, 1 (dec). 69 dc..

7 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 69 dc..

8 row – 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep *-* to the end of this row. Total – 69 dc..

9 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 69 dc..

10 row – 1 (dec), * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep. *-*. Finish with 1 ch, 1 (dec). 65 dc..

11 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 65 dc..

12 row – 1 (dec), * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep. *-*. Finish with 1 ch, 1 (dec). 61 dc..

13 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 61 dc..

14 row – 1 (dec), * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep. *-*. Finish with 1 ch, 1 (dec). 57 dc..

15 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 57 dc..

16 row – 1 (dec), * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep. *-*. Finish with 1 ch, 1 (dec). 53 dc..

17 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 53 dc..

18 row – 1 (dec), * 1 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch* – rep. *-*. Finish with 1 ch, 1 (dec). 49 dc..

19 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 49 dc

20 row – 3ch, * 1ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc into next ch*- rep *-* to the end of this row. Total – 49 dc..

21 row – 3ch, 1 dc across rest of 70 ch. Total – 49 dc..

From 22 row to 37 row – rep row 20 – 21 (8 times)

Fasten off..

Finishing:

Block each piece if desired. Sew front to back at the shoulder seams. Sew side seams from hem towards shoulder – about 34 cm. And leaving about 21 cm open for armhole opening. . Sew sleeve at seams and sew them to armhole opening. Weave in ends. Neck – crochet 124 sc around neck opening, then sl. st around 124 sc. Fasten off and weave ends. Sl.. st. around edges of sleeves and hem. Fasten off. Weave in ends

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Size – Small / Medium:

Neck widths – 25cm;

Armhole depth – 21 cm;

Front/back length – 55cm;

Half bust circumference – 51cm;

2 x armhole depth -  42cm;

Under arm length – 46 cm;

Sleeve cuff circumference – 12cm;

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Little bit of my summer memories in the middle of South African winter;)
Enjoy.
Love, Yuli xx

~ Winter Solstice Cowl ~ Free pattern

Winter Solstice Cowl

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You will need:

- 2 skeins of Manos Silk Blend (50 gr)  
- or any other DK yarn of your choice;
- 4 mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle
neckwarmer round

Abbreviation:

ch – chain;
sc – single crochet;
dc – double crochet;
sl.st. – slip stitch;
blo – work this round in back loops only;
Note:  
3 chains in the beginning of every row as a replacement for dc.  
Finish each round with 1 sl. st. in 3rd ch from beginning of round.

Directions:

Round 1 – Start with Foundation double crochet = 82 dc. Join to 1st dc with sl. st.

Round 2 -3 – blo – ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 81 st. Total = 82 dc.

Rounds 4blo – ch 4, miss 1, *1 dc, miss 1, ch 1, 1 dc * – rep *-* till end of the round., finishing with 1 ch. . Total = 82 st.

Round 5blo – ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 81 st. Total = 82 dc.

Round 6 – 7 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 81 st. Total = 82 dc.

Rounds 8blo – ch 4, miss 1, *1 dc, miss 1, ch 1, 1 dc * – rep *-* till end of the round., finishing with 1 ch. Total = 82 st.

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Round 9blo – ch 3, 1 dc, 2 dc in 1, * 3 dc, 2 dc in 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round, finish with 3 dc, 2 dc I into 1st ch from beginning of this round. Total = 103 dc.

Round 10blo – ch 3, 1 dc, 2 dc in 1, * 4 dc, 2 dc in 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round, finish with 1 dc.. Total = 124 dc.

Round 11blo – ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 123 st. Total = 124 dc.

Rounds 12blo – ch 3, miss 1,  ch 1, * 1 dc, miss 1, ch 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round.. Total = 124 st..

Round 13blo – ch 3, 9 dc, 2 dc in 1, * 10 dc, 2 dc in 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round, finish with 3 dc.. Total = 135 dc.

Round 14 – ch 3, 7 dc, 2 dc in 1, * 8 dc, 2 dc in 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round.. Total = 150 dc.

Round 15 – ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 149 st. Total = 150 dc.

Rounds 16blo – ch 3, miss 1,  ch 1, * 1 dc, miss 1, ch 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round.. Total = 150 st.

Round 17blo – ch 3, 13 dc, 2 dc in 1, * 14 dc, 2 dc in 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round.. Total = 160 dc.

Round 18blo – ch 3, 14 dc, 2 dc in 1, * 15 dc, 2 dc in 1 * – rep *-* till end of the round.. Total = 170 dc.

Round 19blo – ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 169 st. Total = 170 dc.

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Using tapestry needle and thread from beginning of your work (there will be an little opening at the top part) – join round and weave in ends.

Weave in thread at bottom part of your work

This pattern availeble in PDF – Winter Solstice Cowl

This pattern free to share, and not to sell!

Booom…

My life is to busy to keep up with blog post most of the time…  I plan to write/share something and then boooom… kids stuff, orders, friends get together and other usual every day things. Hey… I’m not complaining;) Just grateful for Yuli FB page, easy&quick share when life goes Booom :P

Second school term is over ~ phew ~ so looking forward to spend some time with boys, free from early mornings school routine and lunch boxes! Yes, no more lunch boxes for 3 weeks… Crazy Happy Dance)))

Last day at school we miss for very good cause… all of us joint march to stop GM (genetically modified) trial crop in our area… its so scary whats happening to our food(((. I can no longer complain about it… I would like to be part of a solution and try to educate those who doesn’t know or chooses to ignore GMO issue.

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Stop GM trial crops March

On Thursday evening I swapped my crochet hook for some paint and brushes…we made few posters and I had 100 medical masks that I wrote – GMO with big X over it.

About 100 – 120 people took part in peaceful and passionate march, we shouted NO GMO slogans and handed over our petition to municipality… hopefully we can get reply from them soon. Every voice counts and every bit helps!

“The future depends on what you do today.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you to my friend from Your Foto Story for great photos. You can see more pictures from this march by clicking on to image above.

With kids being on school holidays I haven’t touched my hooks&yarn for good few days((( Boys had friends for sleep over… 4 kids in my house ~ busy times;) We took advantage of beautiful sunny days…had a lovely long play during low tide on our  beach, then next day we went to  strawberry farm – yummy food, train rides, horse rides and most favorite bumpy boat rides. Great fun!

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Winter day in South Africa…+25C

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Today my dearest friend having my kids for sleep over;))  So its my turn to have me time and catch up with blog and crochet! Very needed quiet time!

No time to waste… next post about new crochet top on it way.

Cheers, Yuli xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long weekend

 

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We had a great long weekend… so nice not to worry about school on Sunday afternoon,  coz Monday is a public holiday/ Youth Day…Yay! Extra lazy day.

And weather was sunny and warm as I hope it would be;) We visited friends, had yummy meals, good chats and walk in indigenous valley.

Yesterday we took boys for a long walk at one of our local beaches… Its a such a privilege to live were we are and have all of this beautiful places around us!  I took few pics to share with you.

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Little Brak river mouth

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Boys

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skipping stones

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Boys found someones driftwood “camp”

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Low tide

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On our way home we saw young leopard tortoise

One my chrochet side of life – this weekend wasn’t productive… my hooks & yarn stayed in the basket for 3 day! It was nice to give my hands some needed breake.

One  thing that I did over weekend for Yuli handmade is that I finally asked my friend to take some pictures of the crochet top I  designed for myself few months ago! Been meaning to do it for so long and I can’t wait to show it to you… will try to post them tomorrow. Super excited!

I hope you also had a great weekend.

Yuli xx

New project

Another beautiful week is almost over. And I’m so looking forward to a long weekend with family and friends, lets just hope it’s not going to rain… fingers & toes crossed for sunny weather;)

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While writing this post… ~ rainbow ~

Finished with few orders and lots more coming next week!

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Also been going trough my patterns stash ~ so many beautiful projects~ dresses, tops, vests. Prettiness overload! I have crochet cravings)))

And  I don’t know why I have a need to make summer things in winter and winter things in summer!? Winter only just started and I’m already missing warm  summer days .

My favorite by far is this dress from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2012… Pretty!!!  

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Interweave Crochet, Summer 2012

 

So here is it my next project ~  I’m on my 6th motif already~

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Got paid this afternoon and on the way home stopped at local wool shop to buy  more cotton for new dress. It remind me of this…hehe

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Yep…that’s me ))

Keep well. 

Love, Yuli xx