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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

 

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

 

Crochet Bell tutorial

Hi there;)

My busy & creative ladies from Get hooked class asked me if I could show them how to make lace bells as a Xmas ornament…coz its this time of the year again!

I found many beautiful patterns and diagram on the web, tried some and some didn’t look like bells and more like doilies)))))) but I figured that people just use round motifs diagrams and just take 1 or 2 repeats out to make a cone shape. As they say you learn on mistakes;)

After testing and searching I finally found this one… its simple and elegant.

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I remade diagram in color for my class to make it user friendly, took few pics… and its all I needed to wright crochet tutorial for you.

Now you can make your own ornaments to decorate home & tree or it will make a lovely Xmas present { 4 or 6 of them in pretty box } ;)

So here we GO!!!

~ Crochet Bell Tutorial ~

You will need:

~ yarn (I used 4ply mercerized Premier Natural cotton by Elle)

~ 2.5 mm hook

~ Bell ~

* – leave long tail before you start with magic loop!

1st round – into magic loop: 3 ch + *2ch, 1dc* – rep *-* 6 times. Finish with 2 ch and  sl.st into 3rd chain from begining.

2nd round – sl.st. into 2ch space from round 1. 3ch, 1dc into 2 space ch, *2ch, 2dc in next 2ch space* – rep *-* 7 times. Finish with sl.st into 3rd chain from beginning.

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3rd – round – sl.st into next 2ch space. (3ch, 1 dc, 3ch, 2dc) into 2ch space, *(2dc, 3ch, 2dc) into 2ch space * – rep *-* 6times. Finish with sl.st into 3rd chain from beginning.

4 – 6 round – crochet as 3rd round.

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7th round – sl.st. into dc. 3 ch, 7 dc into 3 chain space, *8 dc into 3 chain space* – repeat *-* 6 times.  Finish with sl.st into 3rd chain from beginning.

8th round – 1ch, 1 sc in each stitch. Finish with sl.st  into 1st chain from beginning.

Using long tail from beginning of you work – crochet chains as long as you wish to make a loop. Weave and hide all the loose threads.

If you would like your bell to hold better shape starch it with spray starch which you can buy in any of your local supermarket in laundry section.

After its all ready and starched you can add your personal touch – ribbon, beads, crystals or any other fun stuff;)

Get busy crafty people… silly season is almost here;)

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).

Happy flower square

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

Happy flower pattern

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

 

 

~ 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

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 ~

motif scarf

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

 

~ 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

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

Finally…!

Finally… I received email with pictures of a crochet matric dress that I made for Mrs. R’s daughter!!!

Wow, wow, wow!!! She looks SO beautiful and happy…see for yourself.

Yay! I did it! My first crochet dress and definitely not last.

Love, Yuli xxx

 

Fun with Food

Hello, hello…

I have been meaning to show you pictures of my recent project, but with school holidays and few orders in between there were not enough hours in my day.

So while boys playing Lego and waiting for weather to cool down that we can all go to the beach… I’m not going to miss this opportunity to write a quick post;)

I love crochet toys and softies … and one of my favorite things that I wanted to make for a long time is crochet food. Its just looks so pretty and realistic…yum yum and I can imagine how much fun & hours of play it would bring to kids.

I gathered all my DK colours; got some soft stuffing, needles … I began crochet farming!

 What a great project…easy and my Fruit and Vegetable basket filled up in very short time. My boys loved to guess what I was going to make next…they were so excited!

 My crochet harvest… its looks very healthy, don’t you think?

 Great toys for kids, but  I’m also wouldn’t mind to have it in my kitchen;)

Enjoy your weekend.

Love, Yuli xxx