Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wandering Wings and Garden Jewels!! FREE Crochet Patterns

WANDERING WINGS SCARF with GARDEN JEWELS MUM

This is the first pattern in my newest series of patterns "Wandering Wings" and "Garden Jewels".

Last year I was playing around with a random ball of yarn and found at the end of my hook what appeared to resemble a butterfly wing.  It was the beginning of Winter, which meant I was up to my eyeballs in already planned Christmas gifts. So I tucked it away, only to have it resurface on my radar just recently. My work scheduled has lessened and this new design REALLY began to take shape! 

The stitches in this scarf do not lay flat. There is a sort of "lift" of each wing that makes it appear that the wings are in motion!! Because of this, it is not necessary to block this scarf...but if you choose to do so, it will not make it any less beautiful. 

But the scarf was not complete by itself. It needed something to tie it all together. With Fall just around the corner I began to think about the Mum. A staple for the fall garden and of course for all the Homecoming Corsages!! But why name it Garden Jewel?? Because flowers are the JEWEL of the garden!! It connects to your scarf by a lovely little strap and button closure so that you can change out the colors or use it on a different scarf all together. 

Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.


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WANDERING WINGS SCARF


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: 4 ½” wide x 62” long (or your desired length)
MATERIALS:  2.6 oz (218 yards) Trigo by Omega (size 3/light) 100% Mercerized Cotton, size F/5/3.75mm crochet hooks, and yarn needle.
GAUGE: not important
STITCHES AND TERMS USED:
Ch – chain
Trc – treble crochet
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St – stitch
Foundation Row:  * Ch 5, trc in 5th ch from hook. Repeat from * 3 more times. (figure 1)
figure 1

 Row 1:  Ch 1, working down side of the trc’s just made.  Sc in top of last trc made. * Working in the same ch as the first trc of foundation row is worked in, (trc, ch 1) 3 times, sc 4 evenly down the side of trc just made with last sc being in the base of the st. Repeat from * across. DO NOT sc down the side of the last trc. (4 wings made) (see figures 2, 3 and 4)
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Row 2:  Turn. Sc in top of last trc made. * Ch 4, sc in first sc of next wing. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 4, trc in last sc of previous row. (see figure 5)
figure 5

 Row 3:  Ch 1, turn. Sc in top of trc. * (Trc, ch 1) 3 times in next sc. 4 sc down the side of trc just made with the last sc being in the base of the st. Repeat from * across, DO NOT sc down the side of the last trc. (see figure 6)
figure 6

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to desired length ending with row 2. (I think 53 rows of butterflies is a good length for me as I like longer scarves). 
EDGING: Turn, *ch 5, trc in 5th ch from hook (see figure 7), sl st in next sc (see figure 8). Repeat from * across. Ch 1, working down side of scarf, ◊ sc in end of each sc row, 3 sc in the end of each trc row (see figure 9 and 10). Repeat from ◊ across. Finish off. Reattach yarn to other side of scarf (see figure 11) and work up the other side from ◊ across. 
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GARDEN JEWEL MUM


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: 3 ¼” diameter
MATERIALS:  Approx 20 yards of Trigo by Omega (size 3/light worsted/DK) 100% Mercerized Cotton, size E/4/3.5mm crochet hooks, small button, sewing thread and needle.
GAUGE: not important, but you will want to stitch tightly so that your Mum holds its shape.
STITCHES AND TERMS USED:
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
Beg pc – beginning popcorn stitch: Ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, remove hook from last st and place in top of beg ch 3, pick up dropped loop and draw through top of beg ch 3 st.
Pc – popcorn stitch: 5 dc in same sp, remove hook from last st and place in top of 1st dc, pick up dropped loop and draw through 1st dc. 

Rnd 1:  Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring. Working in the center of ch 3 loop, beg pc (see figure 1), ch 2, * pc, ch 2 (see figure 2). Repeat from * 4 more times. Sl st in top of beg pc to join. (6 pc, see figure 3)
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Rnd 2:  Sl st in next ch 2 sp. (Beg pc, ch 2, pc, ch 2) in same sp (see figure 4). * (Pc, ch 2, pc, ch 2) in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around. Sl st in beg pc to join. (12 pc, see figure 5)
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Rnd 3:  Sl st in next ch 2 sp. (Beg pc, ch 2, pc, ch 2) in same sp. * (Pc, ch 2) in next ch 2 sp, (see figure 6) ** (pc, ch 2, pc, ch 2) in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in beg pc to join. (18 pc, see figure 7)  DO NOT FINISH OFF.
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BUTTON LOOP: Ch 19. Sl st in 7th ch (see figure 8) from hook and in each ch remaining. Sl st in beg pc on last row of mum. Finish off. With needle and sewing thread, stitch the button to the back side edge of the final row directly across from where the button loop originates (see figure 9).
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Garden Jewels Mum pattern is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. 
A lot of hard work goes into each pattern I write. Please feel free to make finished items for profit. You are welcome to share the link to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com, but DO NOT copy and distribute this pattern without express written permission from Amy B Stitched. THANK YOU!!


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Meandering Paw Prints Shawl FREE Crochet Pattern

Hello to all of my Amy B Stitched followers. It has been a super busy summer here on the Coastal Bend, but I have finally found time to eke out another pattern thanks to Julie! She private messaged me over on my facebook page and asked for my help to expand my Meandering Paw Prints pet scarf pattern into a full sized triangle shawl for her sister. So I went to work and came up with THIS design!! I contemplated a different name and asked my followers over on facebook their opinions. But I got an overwhelming response from the majority that I should "stick with the brand" that I had created and that they would always know it was my work if they saw it was "Meandering Paw Prints".




Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


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Amy B

MEANDERING PAW PRINTS SHAWL


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE
Small/Medium 63” across top x 40” sides x 27 “down the center. 
Large/X-Large 80” across top x 52” sides x 35” down the center. Changes for L/XL in bold type.

MATERIALS: Size I/9/5.50mm crochet hook, Worsted weight/medium/size 4 yarn (S/M 10oz (approx. 550 yds), LG/XL 21oz (approx. 1220 yds), scissors, yarn needle

GAUGE: without blocking. The first 2 rows of pattern from center bottom to top = 1 ½”, across the top of 2nd row = 2 ½” 

TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St (s) – stitch (es)
Sk – skip (skipped)

NOTES
1) Ch 3 at the beginning of each row counts as the first stitch (first dc) of that row.
2) There are 2 sizes with the L/XL size changes marked in bold type.
3) To help keep track of your stitches, the row stitch counts are in parenthesis at the end of each row. Chains are counted as individual stitches, except where you are instructed to “2 sc in ch 4 sp” then the entire ch sp is counted as one and you will work into the next stitch following the ch 4 sp. 
4) Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch.



   5)       If you find yourself having difficulty with this pattern, please contact me via private message on my Amy B Stitched Facebook page. It is the quickest way to reach me and I am always happy to help. Please be ready to provide pictures of your work so I can help you determine the source of your problem quicker and get you back to stitching up your project.


Row 1: Ch 4, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook. (4 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. (8 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. (10 dc, one ch 4 sp)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 space, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. (12 dc, two ch 1 sp, 2 sc)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 5, 3 dc in last st. (18 dc, two ch 1 sp)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 14 sts, 3 dc last st. (22 dc, one ch 4 sp)

Row 7: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 4 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 space, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. (22 dc, one ch 4 sp, two ch 1 sp)

Row 8: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 4 sts, 3 dc in last st. (26 dc, four ch 1 sp)

Row 9: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 7 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 19 sts, 3 dc in last st. (34 dc, two ch 1 sp)

Row 10: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 14 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 18 sts. 3 dc in last st. (38 dc, one ch 4 sp)

Row 11: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 18 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 space, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 14 sts. 3 dc in last st. (40 dc, two ch 1 sp, 2 sc)

Row 12: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 17 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 4 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 15 sts. 3 dc in last st. (44 dc, two ch 1 sp, one ch 4 sp)

Row 13: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 15 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 space, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 25 sts. 3 dc in last st. (48 dc, two ch 1 sp)

Row 14: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 18 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 18 sts. 3 dc in last st. (52 dc, one ch 4 sp, two ch 1 sp)

Row 15: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 30 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 space, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 18 sts. 3 dc in last st. (56 dc, two ch 1 sp, 2 sc)

Row 16: Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 21 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 33 sts. 3 dc in last st. (62 dc, two ch 1 sp)

Row 17 (31): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 54 (110) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc 2. 3 dc in last st. (64 dc, two ch 4 sp) (120 dc, 2 ch 4 sp)

Row 18 (32): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next 50 (106) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc  in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. (64 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 4 sc) (120 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 4 sc)

Row 19 (33): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 52 (108) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 5 sts. 3 dc in last st. (70 dc, 4 ch 1 sp) (128 dc, 4 ch 1 sp)

Row 20 (34): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 66(122)  sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. (76 dc, 2 ch 4 sp) (132 dc, 2 ch 4 sp)

Row 21 (35): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 8 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 42 (98) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. (72 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 2 ch 4 sp, 4 sc) (128 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 2 ch 4 sp, 4 sc) 

Row 22 (36):  Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 38 (94) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7 sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next 5 sts. 3 dc in last st. (76 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 4 sc) (132 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 4 sc)

Row 23 (37): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 19 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 40 (96) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 19 sts. 3 dc in last st. (88 dc, 4 ch 1 sp) (144 dc, 4 ch 1 sp)

Row 24 (38):  Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 14 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 58 (114) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 14 sts. 3 dc in last st. (92 dc, 2 ch 4 sp) (148 dc, 2 ch 4 sp)

Row 25 (39): Ch 3, turn.  2 dc in first st. Dc next 14 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 54 (110) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 14 sts. 3 dc in last st. (92 dc, 4 ch 1, sp, 4 sc) (148 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 4 sc)

Row 26 (40): Ch 3, turn.  2 dc in first st. Dc next 17 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 4 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 44 (100) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 4 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 17 sts. 3 dc in last st. (96 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 2 ch 4 sp) (152 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 2 ch 4 sp)

Row 27 (41): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 25 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 40 (96) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 25 sts. 3 dc in last st. (100 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 4 sc) (156 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 4 sc)

Row 28 (42): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 18 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 42 (98) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next 8 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 18 sts. 3 dc in last st. (104 dc, 2 ch 4 sp, 4 ch 1 sp) (160 dc, 2 ch 4 sp, 4 ch 1 sp)

Row 29 (43): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 18 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 62 (118) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 18 sts. 3 dc in last st. (108 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 4 sc) (164 dc, 4 ch 1 sp, 4 sc)

Row 30 (44):  Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 21 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 64 (120) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 21 sts. 3 dc in last st. (116 dc, 4 ch 1 sp) (172 dc, 4 ch 1 sp)

AT THIS POINT IF YOU WISH TO MAKE THE SMALL SIZE YOU WILL CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE PATTERN THROUGH TO THE END. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE LARGE SIZE YOU WILL GO BACK TO ROW 17 (31) AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS USING THE BOLDED NUMBERS IN PARENTHESIS WHERE APPLICABLE.

Row 31 (45): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts. * Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 54 (82) sts. Repeat from * once. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. (118 dc, 3 ch 4 sp) (174 dc, 3 ch 4 sp)

Row 32 (46): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts. * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 50 (78) sts. Repeat from * once. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. (114 dc, 6 ch 1 sp, 6 sc) (172 dc, 6 ch 1 sp, 6 sc)

Row 33 (47): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 5 sts, * ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 52 (80) sts. Repeat from * once. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next 5 sts. 3 dc in last st. (126 dc, 6 ch 1 sp) (182 dc, 6 ch 1 sp)

Row 34 (48): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 54 (82) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 10 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 54 (82) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st. (128 dc, 4 ch 4 sp) (184 dc, 4 ch 4 sp)

Row 35 (49): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 2 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 8 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 40 (68) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 6 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 40 (68) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2 sts. 3 dc in last st.  (120 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 8 sc, 2 ch 4 sp) (176 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 8 sc, 2 ch 4 sp)

Row 36 (50): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 5 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 39 (67) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 3 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 3 sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 39 (67) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7 sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 5 sts. 3 dc in last st.  (126 dc, 12 ch 1 sp, 4 sc, 1 ch 4 sp) (182 dc, 12 ch 1 sp, 4 sc, 1 ch 4 sp)

Row 37 (51): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 19 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 45 (73) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 45 (73) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 19 sts. 3 dc in last st. (140 dc, 6 ch 1 sp, 2 sc) (196 dc, 6 ch 1 sp, 2 sc)

Row 38 (52): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 14 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 44 (72) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 9 sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 9 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 44 (72) sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 14 sts. 3 dc in last st. (142 dc, 4 ch 4 sp, 2 ch 1 sp) (198 dc, 4 ch 4 sp, 2 ch 1 sp)

Row 39 (53): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 14 sts, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 40 (68) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 18 sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 40 (68) sts. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 14 sts. 3 dc in last st. (140 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 8 sc) (196 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 8 sc)

Row 40 (54): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 17 sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 4 sts. * Ch 4, sk 2 dc next 25 sts *. Repeat once from * to * for large size. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 9 (10) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 4 sts, ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts. Ch 4 sk 2, dc next 4 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st. ch 1, sk 1, dc next 9 (10) sts. * Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 25 sts *. Repeat once from * to * for large size. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 4 sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 17 sts. 3 dc in last st. (140 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 6 ch 4 sp) (192 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 8 ch 4 sp)

Row 41 (55): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 25 sts, * Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 21 sts *. Repeat once from * to * for large size. ◊ Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 13 (14) sts ◊.  Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 4 sts. Repeat between ◊ one more time.  Repeat from * to *, one more time for small, two more times for large. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 25 sts. 3 dc in last st.  (140 dc, 12 ch 1 sp, 12 sc) (198 dc, 16 ch 1 sp, 16 sc)

Row 42 (56): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 18 sts, * Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 13 sts. Repeat from * for large size. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 8 sts, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 15 (16) sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 6 sts. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 15 (16) sts. ** Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 8 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 13 sts. Repeat once from ** for large size. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 8 sts. Ch 4, sk 2, dc next 18 sts. 3 sc in last st. (148 dc, 4 ch 4 sp, 12 ch 1 sp) (196 dc, 6 ch 4 sp, 16 ch 1 sp)

Row 43 (57): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 18 sts, * ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 21 sts *. Repeat once from * to * for large size. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 64 (66)  sts. Repeat from * to * one more time for small, two more times for large. Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 18 sts. 3 dc in last st.  (156 dc, 8 ch 1 sp, 8 sc) (204 dc, 12 ch 1 sp, 12 sc)

Row 44 (58): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc in next 21 sts. * Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 23 sts *. Repeat once from * to * for large size. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 66 (68) sts. Repeat from * to * one more time for small, two more times for large. Ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 21 sts. 3 dc in last st. (168 dc, 8 ch 1 sp) (220 dc, 12 ch 1 sp)

Row 45 (59): Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first st. Dc next 174 (230) sts. 3 dc in last st. DO NOT FINISH OFF. (180 dc) (236 dc)


EDGING:
Ch 1, do not turn. Working down the side of the shawl, work 3 sc in the end of each dc row. 3 sc in the corner. Then work 3 sc in the end of each dc row up the other side. 3 sc in the corner st. Sc in each st across the top. Finish off.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TEST, TEST, TEST!!

Hello Amy B Stitched blog followers!!  I have noticed that my last two blog posts did not go out to those of you who subscribe via email. So this is a TEST!! Can you help me out??? When you receive this blog post via email, please reply in the comment section so I can see that it is going out. The last two patterns are pictured below.

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Amy B

Harper's Chevon pdf pattern here

Fiesta Doily Rug pdf pattern here

Monday, April 23, 2018

FIESTA DOILY RUG free Crochet Pattern

made with 1 one strand of Bernat Mega Bulky
When I first designed the Fiesta Swirls Doily pattern a friend told me that I should make it into a rug. At that time I my living quarters were pretty small, so I tended to keep my projects on the smaller side.  Fast forward to this year when I got an AMAZING deal on some Bernat Mega Bulky yarn. It was such a great deal that I bought it without having a plan. Then one day I remembered my friend suggested making my doily pattern into a rug. It started out just like the doily...but soon I realized it needed some MAJOR modifications so that it would lay flat. My first attempt looked like the pic at the right.

It took a few tries to get it just right. And the best thing is that the pattern is ONLY 19 rounds!! I started my last rug on a Saturday afternoon and finished it Sunday evening!! The sheer bulk of the yarn used will definitely cramp your hands if you are not used to working with this size hook and fiber. But the end results are GORGEOUS!!! Another great aspect of this pattern is that I have given you three different weights of yarn you can work with to get the same exact results just by changing the number of strands you are working with.

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made with two strands of Bulky/size 6 yarn.

FIESTA DOILY RUG



SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZE: 44-46 inches Diameter
MATERIALS: There are several yarn options for making this rug listed below. You will also need a size N/10.0 mm or 9.0 mm crochet hook (the N hook comes in both sizes, so do not be confused) and a metal yarn needle with a very large eye for weaving in your ends. To make the rug “skid proof” I have used a “Kitchen, Bath & Plumbing premium siliconized sealant” to add lines (grippy stuff) to the back. Once dried it will grip to your slick/hard floor. Pic at the bottom of pattern.
1)            Bernat Mega Bulky Size 7/Jumbo, you will need approx. 97 ounces
2)            Big Twist Natural Blend Size 6/Super Bulky, you will need approx. 55 ounces worked double stranded.

3)            Any Size 4/Worsted Weight, you will need approx. 56 ounces of this weight, worked six stranded. I found that it was a great way to work from my stash using leftover yarn.

      STITCHES AND TERMS USED:
• Ch = chain
• Sl st = slip stitch
• Sp = space                                                                 
• Sc = single crochet
• Hdc = half double crochet
• Dc = double crochet
• Sk = skip
• St/sts = stitch/stitches
• Trc = treble crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES:
•             3dc cl = 3 double crochet cluster: *yo, insert hook in ring, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops, repeat from * 2 more times, yo draw through all loops on hook.

•             4dc cl = 4 double crochet cluster: *yo, insert hook in ring, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops, repeat from * 3 more times, yo draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:
1. Work your stitches tightly. You want a nice firm rug that will only come from tight stitches.
2. The rug WILL be slippery if you do not add some sort of grip to the back. Either the sealant I have listed in the materials section OR some sort of rug tape to keep it in place on your floor.
3. The first 5 rows of the rug may be slightly wavy. Do not worry, it should flatten out over rows 6 and 7.

made with 6 strands of worsted weight/size 4 yarn
Ch 6, sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 3dc cl, * ch 6 **, 4dc cl, repeat from * around 4 more times and end at ** on the last repeat. Sl st to top of 3dc cl to join. 
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch 6 sp. Ch 1, [sc, hdc, 5dc, hdc, sc] in each ch 6 sp around.  Sl st to first sc to join.
Rnd 3: Sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st, *ch 6 **, sk next 6 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around ending at ** on the last repeat. Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. *5 sc in next ch 3 sp, sc in next st, 8 sc in next ch 6 sp **, sc in next st, repeat from * around ending at ** on the last repeat. Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 5: Ch 5, dc in same st as join, *sk next 2 sts, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5 to join.
Rnd 6: Sl st into first ch sp. Ch 5, dc in same sp *, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5 to join.
Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 6.
Rnd 8: Sl st into first ch sp. Ch 5, [dc, ch 2, dc] in same sp *, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5 to join.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. Ch 6 *, sk next 2 dc of previous rnd, sc in next dc**, ch 6. Repeat from * around ending at ** before the last repeat. Ch 2, Trc in first sc to join.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in sp created by previous round join. *Ch 6, sc in next ch-6 sp. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.
Rnd 11: Sl st into ch 6 sp. Ch 1, work 7 sc in each ch-6 sp around. Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 12: Sl st into next 2 sts. Ch 5, dc in same st. * Sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) next st. Sk 4 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 5 to join.
Rnd 13-16: Sl st into next ch-2 sp. Ch 5, dc in same sp. (Dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch-2 sp around. Sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 5 to join.
Rnd 17: Sl st into next ch-2 sp. Ch 6, dc in same sp. * (Dc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-2 sp around. Sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 6 to join.
Rnd 18: Sl st into next ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in same ch sp. Work 4 dc in each ch-3 sp around. Sl st into beg ch 3 to join.
Rnd 19: Sl st in each st around. Finish off.