Favorite Patterns

This is new, there is a pattern I really like and really easy to follow and I thought I would share. I found this on allfreecrochet.com, it’s not exact but it’s what I used to make my daughter’s slipper.

Easy Adujustable Slippers:

Child Kitten Mary Jane Slippers

Child Kitten Mary Jane Slippers

Materials:

Medium yarn

4mm Hook

Pattern:

Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker: 6 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc

Rnd 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 18 sc

Rnd 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc

Rnd 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around: 30 sc

Rnd 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around: 36 sc

Rnd 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around: 42 sc

Rnd 8: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) around: 48

*Note: I stopped at Rnd 7

Row 9-27 creates the front/toe of the slipper, you can adjust to desired length.

Row 9-27: sc in each sc around: 48 sc

Row 28 establishes the length of the two sides plus the bottom of the slipper.

Row 28: sc in next 30 sc

Row 29-43 creates the rest of the slipper including heel and back of foot.

Row 29-43: ch 1, turn,  sc in next 30 sc: 30 sc

Finish off and with yarn needle sew back of slipper together.

*For more search All Free Crochet Easy Adjustable Slipper by Rachel Choi

Syncopated Ripple Afghan:

6ftx4ft Ripple Afghan  Colors: Off White, Buff, and Navy Red Heart brand yarn

6ftx4ft Ripple Afghan
Colors: Off White, Buff, and Navy
Red Heart brand yarn

Materials:

6 balls of yarn

Crochet hook size 6.5mm

*Choose whatever color sequence you like, I used 1A,3B,12C

Afghan:

With A, ch 146

Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sc in each of next 7 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in each of next 7 ch, 3 sc in the next ch; rep from * 8 times, sc in each of next 7 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in each of next 7 ch, 2 sc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in the first st, *dc in the next 7 sc , sk 2 sc, dc in the next 7sc, 3 dc in the next sc; rep from * 8 times, dc in the next 7sc, sk 2 sc, dc in next 7sc, 2 dc in the last sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first dc, * sc in next 7 dc, sk 2 dc, sc in the next 7 dc, 3 sc in the next dc; rep from * 8 times, sc in next 7dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next 7 dc, 2 sc in top of beg ch-3.

Rows 4 and 5: With A, rep Rows 2 and 3.

Row 6: With A, rep Row 2.

Change to B.

Rows 7-60: Continue as established to rep Rows 2 and 3, changing colors following Color Sequence, until entire Sequence has been worked.

Finishing: Weave in ends.

*For more info go to Lion Brand http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L32422.html?noImages= It’s a free pattern.

Double Layered Braided Cowl:

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Pink Double Layered Braided Cowl

Materials:

Hook – H (5mm)

Yarn needle

One 1 inch button

Pattern:

Row 1: Chain 70, 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook (beginning ch 2 counts as 1st hdc and throughout), 1 hdc in each ch across

Row 2: ( You will not be working in the regular “V” of the stitches but the third loop you find in the front of each st)

Ch 2, 1 hdc in third loop in the front of next st, 1 hdc in the third loop of each st across.  Turn. 69 hdc

Row 3: Ch 2, 1 hdc into 3rd loop at the back of each st as shown below.  This will push the “V” of your stitches to the front.  Do not fasten off.

Chain 70 again and repeat rows 1-3 to make the second band.  Repeat the process 2 more times till you have 4 bands.  Do not fasten off.  Now you will have 4 bands joined on one side.

Joining the bands together and Braiding:

Row 1: Continue working along the shorter side of the bands. Ch 1 (not a st here and throughout), (1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc) across the edge of each of the 4 bands. Turn (12 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, *1 sc, sc 2tog, repeat from * til end. Turn (8 sc)

Row 3: Ch1, 3 sc sctog, 3 sc. Turn (7 sc)

Row 4-14: ch 1, 1 sc in each across (7 sc)  Fasten off after row 14. The sc part will now be 3 1/2″ long.

Braiding:

Step 1: Bring the 4th Strip over the 3rd and the second Strip over the first.

Step 2: Cross the 2 strips in the middle now by bringing the one on the left over the one on the right.

Repeat the above two steps till you braid the whole length of the strips.

Arrange the shorter sides of the strips , join yarn at the corner of the first band, and proceed to work a sc band along the sides of the 4 bands, following Rows 1-14.  Fasten off.  One layer of your braided cowl is done now.  Thread 1 1/2 yards of yarn and sew the braid (on the back side) to hold it in place.  Make sure you don’t make the stitches too tight.  You only need to stitch at places where the bands cross each other.  This will make your cowl hold its shape better.

To make the second layer of braid, Ch 86 and follow the same pattern for the first braid.  For the sc bands on either side repeat Row 14 three more times.  So you will have 17 rows in total and it will measure 4 1/2 inches.  Fasten off.  Thread 1 1/2 yards of yarn and sew the braid (on the back side) to hold it in place.  Make sure you don’t make stitches too tight.

Assembling the 2 Layers:

Row 1: Now place the longer braid over the shorter one and align the edges of the sc bands.  Start with the sc bands on the left side.  working through both layers, sl st to the first st, ch 1 (not a st), 1 sc in each st across. Turn (7 sc)

Row 2-3: Ch 1 ( not a st here throughout), 1 sc in each st across. Turn (7 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc. Turn

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc, 3 sc in to ch-3 space, 2 sc. Turn (button hole)

Row 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in st across. Turn (7 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, skip next 2 st, 6 dc in next st, sl st to last.  Fasten off

Work on the sc bands on the right side:

Row 1: Working through both layers, sl to the first st, ch 1 (not a st), 1 sc in each st across. Turn (7 sc)

Row 2-6: Ch 1 , 1 sc in each st across. Turn (7 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, skip next 2 st, 6 dc in the next st, sl st to last st. Fasten off.

Visit: http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/2016/01/double-layered-braided-cowl-free.html

This is the site that I went to, it also has drawn picture instructions, which were very helpful.

Marigold Doilie

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Unpressed Marigold

Skill Level: Easy

Finished size: 13 inches in diameter

Materials: Size 10 crochet cotton and Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook

Pattern Notes: Weave in loose ends as work progresses.  Join rounds with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.  Chain-3 at beginning of row or round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches:

5-double crochet popcorn (5-dc pc): Work 5 dc in indicated st or sp, drop lp from hook, insert hook in first dc, place dropped lp on hook, pull through first st.

Split double crochet decrease (split dc dec): Keeping last lp of each st on hook, dc in each of next 2 sts, sk next 2 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, yo, draw lp through all lps on hook, ch 1.

Center:

Rd 1 (RS): Ch 8, join (see Pattern Notes) in 8th ch from hook to form ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 23 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch beg ch-3. (24 dc)

Rd2: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3 (dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3) around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rd3: Ch 3, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp**, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch beg ch-3. (40 dc)

Rd4: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch-3, *dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp**,2 dc in next dc, rep from* around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (56 dc)

Rd5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 6 dc, *ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp**, dc in each of next 7 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd of beg ch-3.

Rd6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *(dc, ch 5, dc) in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp**, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, jooin 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (64 dc)

Rd7: Sl st across to first dc of next 4-dc group, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, *sk next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 5**, dc in each of next 4 dc, rep from* around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rd8: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] twice, ch 5**, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (48 dc)

Rd9: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, (5-dc pc-se Special Stitiches, {ch5, 5-dc pc} 3 times) in next ch-5 sp, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3**, dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from* around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch beg ch-3. (32 dc, 32 pc)

Rd10: Ch 3, *sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch3, (5-dc pc, ch 5, 5-dc pc) in next ch-5 sp, (5-dc pc, {ch 5, 5-dc pc} 3 times) in next ch-5 sp, (5-dc pc, ch 5, 5-dc pc) in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp**, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (64 pc, 16 dc)

Rd11: Sl st in next dc, *ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, 7 dc in next ch-5 sp, [7 tr in next ch-5 sp] 3 times, 7 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp**, sl st in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st in next dc. Fasten off. (112 dc, 168tr)

First Leaf

Row1 (RS): Sk tr sts, join in first dc to the left of tr groups, ch 3, dc in each of next 6 dc, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, turn. (14 dc)

Row2 (WS): Ch 3, dc in each of next 5 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, turn. (12 dc)

Row3: Ch 3, dc in ach of next 4 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, turn. (10 dc)

Row4: Ch 3, dc in each of next  3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, turn. (8 dc)

Row5: Ch 2, split dc dec ( see Special Stitches). Fasten off.

Leaves 2-8 : Row1-5: Rep rows 1-5 of First Leaf

First Petal Group: Row1 (RS): Join in first tr of any tr group on rnd 11, *ch 7, tr dec ( see Special Stitches) in nex 5 sts, ch 1 to lock, ch 7 **, sl st in each of next 2 tr, rep from *twice, ending last rep at **, ch 1, sl st in next tr. Fasten off.

Petal Groups 2-8: Row1: Rep row 1 of First Petal Group.

Finishing: Starch lightly and press.

ENJOY!

Irish Rose

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Unpressed Irish Rose

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: 16 inches in diameter

Materials: Size 10 crochet cotton 300 yds ecru, Size 8/1.50mm steel crochet hook

Pattern Notes: Weave loose ends as work progresses, join rounds with slip stitch an indicated unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches: Picot: (Ch 4, sl st in first ch of ch-4), V-stitch/V-st: (Dc, ch 3, dc) in indicated st., Beginning V-stitch/ beg V-st: (Ch 6 ,counts as dc and ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch-6), Beginning picot/beg picot: (Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook), Chain-3 picot/ch-3 picot: (Ch 3, sl st in first ch of ch-3), Chain-5 picot/ch-5 picot: (Ch 5, sl st in first ch of ch-5)

Doily

Rd 1 (RS): Ch 5, join (see Pattern Notes) in 5th ch from hook to form ring, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join in beg sc

Rd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as beg ch-1, ch 4, sk next sc, (sc in next sc, ch 4, sk next sc) aroun, join in beg sc

Rd 3: Ch 1, (sc , hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-4 sp (petal) and in each rem ch-4 sp around, join in beg sc (6petals)

Rd 4: Working behind petals, [ch4, sl st between next 2 petals] around, sl st in same st as beg ch-4. (6 ch-4 sps)

Rd 5: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-4 sp and each rem ch-4 sp around, join in beg sc. (6petals)

Rd 6: Working behind petals, [ch 5, sl st between next 2 petals] around, join in beg sc. (6 ch-5 sps)

Rd 7: Ch 1, sc (sc, hdc, 8 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-5 sp and each rem ch-5 ap around, join in beg sc. (6 petals)

Rd 8: Sl st in each of next 3 sts, beg V-st, ch 3, sk next 4 dc, V-st in next dc, ch 3, *V-st in 2nd dc of next petal, ch 3, sk next 4 dc, V-st in next dc, ch 3, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch beg ch-6. (12 V-sts, 12 ch-3 sps)

Rd 9: Sl st in ch-3 sp of next V-st, beg picot, [ch 2, dc in same sp as beg sl st, picot] twice, ch 2, dc dec 3 times in ch-3 sp of next V-st, ch 2, dc dec in next 2 dc, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch7.

Rd 10: Ch 7 (counts as first tr, ch-3), *[tr in ch-2 sp between picots, ch3] twice**, tr in next dc dec, ch 3, rep from *around, ending las rep at **, join in 4th ch beg ch-7. (36tr)

Rd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, [sc in next tr, 3 sc in next sc] around, join in 3rd ch beg sc. (144 sc)

Rd 12: Ch 4 ( counts as first dc, ch-1), sk next sc, [dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc] around, join on 3rd ch beg ch-4. (72 dc)

Rd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in next ch-1 sp, [sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp] around, join in beg sc. (144 sc)

Rd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, [ch 7, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc] around, ch 4, join with tr in beg sc. (36 ch-7 sps)

Rd 15-17: Ch 1, (sc, picot) in same st as beg ch-1, [ch 7, sc in next ch sp, picot] around, ch 4, join with tr in beg sc.

Rd 18: Ch 1, 9sc, picot) in same st as beg ch-1, [ch 5, 7dc in next ch sp, ch 5, (sc, picot) in next ch-7 sp, ch 7, (sc, picot) in next ch-7 sp] around ch 4, join with tr in beg sc. (12 groups of 7 dc)

Rd 19: Ch 1, (sc, picot) in same st as beg ch-1, *ch 7, dc in first dc 7-dc group, [ch 2, sk next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 7, sk next ch-5 sp, (sc, picot) in next ch sp, rep from * around, ch 4, join with tr in beg sc.

Rd 20: Ch 1, (sc, picot) in same st as beg ch-1, *ch 7, (sc, picot) in next ch sp, ch 5, 4 dc in first ch-2 sp, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, 4 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, (sc, picot) in next ch sp, rep from * around, ch 3, join with dc in beg sc.

Rd 21: Ch 1, sc in same ch sp as beg ch-1, *ch 7, (sc, picot) in next ch sp, ch 7, sc in next ch sp, [ch 7, sk next 4 dc, sc in next dc] twice, ch 7 sc in next ch sp, rep from *around, ch 4, join with tr in beg sc.

Rd 22: Ch 1, sc in same ch sp as beg ch-1, [ch 7, sc in next ch sp] around, ch 4, join with tr in beg sc. (60 ch-7 sps)

Rd 23: Ch 1, 6 sc in each ch sp around, join in beg sc. (360 sc)

Rd 24: Ch 4 ( counts as first dc, ch-1), sk next sc, [dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (180 dc)

Rd 25: Ch 1, [sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp] around, join in beg sc. (360 sc)

Rd 26: Ch 1,m sc in same st as beg ch-1, [ch 7, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc] around, ch 4, join with tr in beg sc. (72 ch-7 sps)

Rd 27: Beg V-st, ch 4, (sc, picot) in next ch sp, ch 4, *V-st in 4th ch of next ch-7 sp, ch 4, (sc, picot) in next ch sp, ch 4, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. (36 V-st)

Rd 28: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch-1), *(dc, ch 1) 5 times in ch-3 sp of next V-st, dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next dc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp of next V-st, sc in next dc, ch %**, dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (18 groups of 7 dc)

Rd 29: Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first dc, picot), [ch 2, dc in next dc, ch-3 picot] twice, *ch 2, tr in next dc, ch-3 picot, ch-5 picot, ch-3 picot, tr in same dc as last tr, rep between [] 3 times, ch 5, sc in center sc of next 5-sc group, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 5**, rep between [] 3 times, rep from *around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. Fasten off.

Starch lightly and press.  Enjoy!