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Yuli Summer Blanket Tutorial

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Hey hey ;)

Unfortunately lately I have very little time to spend on my crochet projects and almost no time for new patterns/tutorial. I had few free hours and it was enough time to create this … so it will be short photo tutorial with diagram… and very little writing;))

This motif was found on the web long ago… I have a feeling its from Japanese site… really don’t remember. I started this blanket last winter and finished it this summer, posted some pics and few people asked for pattern… here it is;) Enjoy xx

Summer Blanket Tutorial

You will need

  • Yarn of your choice in DK in 7 different colors.
  • I used Vinnies Nikkim in Natural, Peach, Pale blue-grey, Ruby grapefruit, Pacific blue, Grey, Plum; Note – I had enough yarn to make 5 motifs from each ball (50gr), but it’s all depends on your tension;  
  • 4 mm hook;
  • tapestry needle and scissor for weaving in threads
  • This pattern uses American Standard Abbreviations

Image #1

In Magic ring – 5ch, *1dc, 2ch* – rep 5 times. 2ch, sl. st. to 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

Image #2

6ch, 1dc in to base of your 6ch, *2dc into 2ch space, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into 1dc from round 1* – rep 5 times. 2dc into 2ch space, sl.st. into 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

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Image #3

1ch, *1sc into 3ch space, 7ch, 1sc into same 3ch space, 5ch,* – rep 5 times. 1sc into 3ch space, 7ch, 1sc into same 3ch space, 2ch, dc into 1st sc of this round. 

Image #4

4ch, *(3dctog “puff”, 3ch, 3dctog, 3ch, 3dctog) into 7ch space, 1ch, 1dc into 5ch space, 1ch* – rep 5 times.  (3dctog “puff”, 3ch, 3dctog, 3ch, 3dctog) into 7ch space, 1ch, sl.st. into 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

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Image #5

1ch, *1sc into 1ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 5ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 1ch space, 5ch, * – rep 5 times. *1sc into 1ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 5ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 1ch space, 2ch, 1dc into 1st sc of this round.

Image #6

1ch, 1sc into 1dc space (you created at the end of previous round), 3ch, *1sc into 3ch space, (4dc, 3ch, 4dc ) into 5ch space, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 5ch space, 3ch, 1sc into same 5ch space, 3ch, * – rep 5 times. 1sc into 3ch space, (4dc, 3ch, 4dc ) into 5ch space, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 2ch and 1dc space from previous round, 3ch, sl.st. to 1sc of this round. 

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Join as you go with sl.st in corners and middle 3ch space in the 6th round of your motif. And if you don’t do random color placing and like a bit of order/pattern (I usually don’t do order in my life))) but some how love it in my crochet projects) – I made color sequence diagram… so just number your 7 colors and follow my chart – download here in PDF Summer Blanket color chart

Looking forward to see your summer blankets, please tag your pics with #yulisummerblanket

Till next tutorial… Love,

Yuli xx

P.S. – I have problems with my Pin it button(((( don’t know how to fix it… it gives me every time – oops cant fetch your image. If any of you know how to fix it… I’ll appreciate your help. Will be waiting for your email;) xxx

 

Thank you scarf

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Thank you Scarf!

I love to make gift for friends and family rather than just buying something from shops, and when I do I try to buy local. Of course there is not always time for it but I try to make time to create something special with lots of love and care.

This time I needed to make a gift for my very good friend N… she is amazing woman – strong, warm, caring, giving, great mother and makes most amazing food (I always over eat in her house coz its tastes so good).

She helped me a lot during busy months of May and I wanted to thank her for all that she done for me and my boys.

I ordered yarn and decided to make a lacy scarf and after I couldn’t choose pattern on the web… I came up with my own pattern. First I showed  scarf to girls from Get hooked class … they loved it and ask to share pattern. So it’s been written and then tested (but if you find mistakes please let me know).

P.S. –  my friend love her new scarf!!

And now I’m sharing it with you… I’m sure you have someone special in your life … daughter, sister, mother, aunt, girlfriend… that you would like to make this scarf and say – Thank you for been part of my life xx … Oh dear! It sounds like TV ad)))) … at least I’m not trying to sell you stuff))))

Enjoy!

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You will need

  • 3  balls of Eco cotton (50gr) by Nurturing fibers (Bordeaux) or other yarn of your choice in DK;
  • 3.5 or 4 mm hook –size of your hook depending on your tension. I used 4mm;
  • tapestry needle
  •  scissor

Abbreviation

This pattern uses American Standard Abbreviations

  • ch – chain;                                                                 
  • sc – single crochet;
  • dc – double crochet;
  • tr – treble:
  • dc4tog –double crochet 4 together = yarn over, insert hook in next stitch (or 3ch space), yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook; see it here
  • sl.st. – slip stitch;
  • rep – repeat;

Pattern:

Chain 37.

1 round – 1 ch, 1sc in to 2nd ch from hook, * 5ch, miss 3 ch, 1sc * – rep *-* 9 times.

2 round – 7 ch, *1sc into 5ch space, 2 ch, 7dc into next 5ch space, 2ch, 1sc into next 5ch space, 5 ch* – rep *-* 2 times. Finish row with 1sc into next 5ch space, 2 ch, 7dc into next 5ch space, 2ch, 1sc into next 5ch space, 2ch, 1tr into last sc from previous row.

3 round – 1ch, 1sc into tr, *2ch, 1dc in to each of the next 3dc from previous row, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into next dc, 1dc in to each of the next 3dc from previous row, 2ch, 1sc into 5ch space* rep *-* 3 times , just in your last repeat you will make 1sc into 7ch space from previous row.

4 round – 5ch, * dc4tog into next 4dc from previous row, 5 ch, dc4tog into 3ch space, 5ch, dc4tog into next 4dc from previous row, 1ch* – rep *-* 3times. Finish with tr into sc from previous row.

5 round – 1ch, 1sc into tr, *5ch, 1sc into 5ch space, 5ch, 1 sc in to next 5ch space, 5ch, 1sc in to next 1ch space * rep *-* 3 times , just in your last repeat you will make 1sc into 5ch space from previous row.

See diagram #1

Now work repeating rows 2 – 5 to make desired lengths. 3 balls of eco-cotton was enough for 30 repeats in total, but it depends on your tension.

diagram 1

Edging

From last row –
3 ch, *1sc into 5ch space, 9 ch, (little flower – 4ch, sl.st. into 9th ch, 6 ch, sl.st. into 9th, 4ch, sl.st. into 9th ch), 8ch, 1sc into same 5ch space, 3ch* – rep *-* 9times in each 5ch space. Finish row with sl.st. into 1 sc from previous row.

See diagram #2

From beginning of your scarf – same as above, just work in 3ch space instead of 5ch space.

diagram 2

Weave in ends and don’t forget to block to give it a nice shape.

Printable version click DOWNLOAD

Love,

Yuli xx

 

 

 

 

Mahala Mandala crochet square

Hello!

Its me again with free pattern / photo tutorial. 

This time I would like to share with you crochet Mandala that I made last summer but it was put away in one of my many baskets and forgotten((((( . Because I can be very disorganized… not sure if its part of being creative person or is it just one of my character minuses or pluses (depending how you relate to chaos)))) So few months ago while browsing through my stash…ta da I found it!!!

I quickly pulled out Vinnis cottons, made few different color combinations… the flower shape of this motif can create awesome summer shawl, can be used as applique or table runner/coasters… and many other pretty things!

Then I decided that it will look great as a square motif, so I  re designed it and now it can be used in many different strait and square ways – blankets, cushion, vests, tops, bags… you know what I mean;) 

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So here it is Mahala Mandala! I love how its sounds and also because in South African slang – mahala – means for free or for nothing and gratis – just like this pattern!

 

 ~ Mahala Mandala  crochet square ~

You will need

~ DK yarn or any other yarn of your choice (I used Nikkim cotton “Vinnies Colors”) 6 colors of your choice;

~ 4 mm hook;

~ tapestry needle

~ scissor

Abbreviation

This pattern uses American Standard Abbreviations

  • ch – chain;
  • sc – single crochet;
  • hdc – half double crochet;
  • dc – double crochet;
  • hdcsp – half double crochet spike; see Note.
  • st – stitch;
  • sl.st. – slp stitch;
  • rep – repeat;

Note: 

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

hdc and dc rounds – 3 chains in the beginning of every row counts as a dc.  Finish each round with 1 sl. st. in 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

“Spikes” are made by inserting the hook further down into the fabric than usual, either below the next stitch or to one side of it. A loop is draw through and up to the height of the current row; stitch completed normally.

Spikes tip – its important to work “spikes” loops loosely enough to avoid squashing the fabric, but with sufficient tension to maintain the stability of the fabric.

 

1st round – Color A – into magicloop – 3ch, 11hdc. Total = 12 st.

Mahala Mandala crochet square by Yuli

2 round – color B – 3ch, 1 hdc in same space as 3ch, *2 hdc in to next st. * – repeat *-* 11 times. Finish with sl.st in 3rd ch from beginning of this round. Total = 24 st.

Mahala Mandala crochet square by Yuli

3rd round – color C – 1ch, 1 hdcsp into st of the 1st round, 1 sc into next st,*1sc into next st., 1 hdcsp into st of the 1st round, 1 sc into next st,* – repeat from *-* 11 times. Finish with sl.st into 1st ch from beginning of this round. Total = 36 st.

Mahala Mandala crochet square by Yuli

4th round – color C – 1ch, 1 sc in each st. Finish with sl.st. into 1st ch from beginning of this round.  Total = 36 st.

Mahala Mandala crochet square by Yuli

5th round – color D – 5 ch, dc in same space as your 5 ch, *1ch, miss 2, (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into next st* – repeat from *-* 11 times.  Finish with 1ch and  sl.st. into 3rd ch from beginning of this round.  

Mahala Mandala crochet square by Yuli

6th round – color E – join yarn in 2 ch space work – (3 ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc, ) 1 ch, *1 sc in 1 ch space, 1 ch, (1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc) in 2 ch space, 1 ch,* repeat from *-* 11 times. Finish round with  1 sc in 1 ch space, 1 ch, (1 hdc, 1 dc) in 2 ch space and sl.st. into 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

Mahala Mandala crochet square by Yuli

~ Making it into a square ~

7th round – color F – join yarn in 2nd dc (middle) of the flower petal from previous round. 1 ch (counts as 1 sc), 3 ch, 1 dc in next sc from round 6, 3 ch, *(1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) in 2nd dc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 dc in next sc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 sc in 2nd dc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 dc in next sc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 sc in 2nd dc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 dc in next sc from round 6, 3 ch,* – rep * – * 2 times. Finish with *(1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) in 2nd dc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 dc in next sc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 sc in 2nd dc from round 6, 3 ch, 1 dc in next sc from round 6, 3 ch and sl. st into 1st ch from this round.

8th round – using same color F – 4 ch, miss 3, 1 sc into dc, 3 ch, miss 3, *1 sc into next dc, 3 ch, miss 1 ch and 1 dc, ( 1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) into next 3 ch space from previous round (corner of your motif), 3 ch, miss 1 ch and 1 dc, 1 sc into dc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1 sc into next dc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1sc into next sc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1 sc into next dc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1 sc into next sc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1 sc into next dc, 3ch, miss 3 * – rep * – * 2 times. Finish with 1 sc into next dc, 3 ch, miss 1ch and 1dc, ( 1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) into next 3 ch space from previous round (corner of your motif), 3 ch, miss 1ch and 1dc, 1 sc into dc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1 sc into next dc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1sc into next sc, 3 ch, miss 3, 1 sc into next dc, 3 ch, miss 3, sl. st. into 1sc ch from beginning of this round.

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Joining squares as you go with 8th round – replacing every 2nd ch (middle ch of 3 ch group from round  8) with sl. st and sl. st it into 3 ch space of another finished square.

I hope my pattern and drawings are clear and easy to understand:)

And please share with me what you planning to do with Mahala Mandala squares! Would love to see it.

I must say that I’m still not sure what will it be… summer shawl or throw, so I just keep making more and more squares and will decide later;)

Love, 

Yuli xxx

 

Happy Flower Granny Square Tutorial

Hi there;)

I put together another photo tutorial that I would love to share with you. I use my Yuli Flower to created Granny Square and as you know there is so many ways to use it.

Be creative and use this square to make cushions, blankets and other accessories. And don’t forget to share pictures of your work with me… I would love to see it.

 

Happy Flower Square

~ Happy Flower Granny Square ~

You will need

~ DK yarn or any other yarn of your choice (I used Nikkim cotton “Vinnies Colors”);

~ 4 mm hook;

~ tapestry needle

~ scissor

Abbreviation

ch – chain;

sc –single crochet;

dc – double crochet;

sl.st. – slip stitch;

~ Tutorial ~

Crochet ~ Yuli Flower ~ using my previous tutorial.

Yuli Flower tutorial

Working with your finished Yuli Flower, hold it with right side facing you.

Happy flower square

Work all sl.st. in to back loops of sc (between flower petals).

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Step 1 –  *sl. st. in sc, ch 4* rep *-* 8 times. Finish with sl.st. in sc from beginning of this round.

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Step 2 –  sl.st. into next 2 ch of your first 4 ch space, 3 ch , 2 dc in first 4 ch space, *1 ch, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next 4 ch space, 1 ch, 3 dc in next 4 ch space,* rep *-* 3 times. Finish with 1 ch, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next 4 ch space, 1 ch, sl. st. in 3 ch from beginning of this round.

Happy flower square

Step 3 – ch 3, 1 ch, 3 dc in 1 ch space,* 1 ch, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in 3 ch space, 1 ch, 3 dc in 1 ch space, 1 ch, 3 dc in 1 ch space, * rep *-* 3 times. Finish with 1 ch, (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in 3 ch space, 1 ch, 2 dc in 1 ch space (where you started with 4 ch), sl. st. in 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

Happy flower square

Happy Flower Granny done… but of course you can make your granny square as big as you like;)

Here is a cushion I made with this Happy Flower Granny Square…

Crochet cushion by Yuli

 

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. 

 Enjoy!

Love, Yuli xx

 

 

Face cloth for Claire

 

Great idea for a gift – crochet face cloth.

Very easy and quick project. I crochet my with cotton, so its nice and soft for the skin. And of course I can’t do with out flowers and ribbons(: I think they came out cute and lovely.

 If you would like to make one here is link.

 

 

 

Love,

Yuli xxx