Saturday, March 31, 2012

Crochet Flower - pattern

This is a pattern for a crochet flower; it's very easy to make it. 



Start with a chain of 6 stitches. 


Close the chain into a ring with a slip stitch. 


Make a chain of 2 stitches. 


Crochet other 9 double crochet in the ring. 


Now you have 10.


Close the ring again with a slip stitch.


Crochet a chain of 2 stitches.


Make 3 double crochet in the first space.


Make a chain of 2 stitches. 


Slip stitch in the next space. This is the first petal.


Repeat to make other 4 petals: chain of 2, 3 double crochet in the next space, chain of 2, slip stitch in the next space and so on. 



That is the 5 petals flower. 




I published this pattern in Atelierul Magazine, but it is in Romanian language: Crochet Flower Pattern

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crochet Vest - pattern - for 5-6 years girl

I started to crochet this vest to be assorted with my previous blue skirt. I made them for my 6 years daughter. She is very proud with her new skirt and vest and everybody admires her. 
The pattern for the skirt is HERE

For the vest: 
- I worked the back and 2 fronts separately. 
-The right and left front - 30 stitches
-The back - 50 stitches.
-I used only double crochet stitch.
-I worked 3 rows with blue and 1 with yellow. 


Shaping the neck

In the front - decrease 2 stitches for every 2 rows, until you have 8 stitches for left and other 8 stitches for right shoulders.
In the back - work 20 stitches with double crochet, then slip stitch in next 10 stitch, then other 20 stitches with double crochet. In the middle, decrease 2 stitches for every row, until you have 8 stitches remain for the left and right shoulder.

For the underarms - I didn't work 7 stitches in the left part and other 7 stitches in the right part.



After I finished and I sewed together the back and front, I worked continuously, round, with double crochet on the edges.


If you want, you can attach a flower.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Name Sign for Kids Room - TEODORA

I love to make banner for kids and I like when their parents say that it's beautiful. I try to make them to fit in their room, to match furniture or carpet or curtains. I'm looking for colorful felt and assorted colors. It'a a real process and I'm busy 2 or 3 days with all these steps. But the result is really really nice.

Here is a banner with a girl name: TEODORA.



First, I drew the letters and the combination the colors.




Then I tried to find the perfect felt.



I cut and cut and cut the letters and the shapes for the beginning and the end of the banner: in this case - 2 pink butterflies. Looks nice? OK> Let's sew them.



I search for 2 little beads for each letter: flowers, butterflies, leaves.


I sew each letter by hand and I attach 2 little flower or butterfly beads.



I attach a ribbon for all the letters. And it's ready to hang on the wall.


What mix of colors do you like? If you want anther name or another color combination, leave a comment.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Crochet Skirt - Pattern for 5-6 years girl

 I made this skirt for my 6 years daughter. I follow the pattern that a friend from a Crochet group gave me.
Thank you Jenny Thornton. Her blog is Fluff n' Stuff Bowtique. And her Facebook page is Bowtique Fluff n' Stuff




Here is her pattern: 

Skirt pattern Any yarn, any size hook
Abbreviations:
Ch - Chain
Sl St - slip stitch
hdbl- half double crochet
fphdl - front post half double crochet
bphdl - back post half double crochet
dbl- double crochet
FO - finish off

Measure waist Ch to that length, join with sl st in begining chain
Rd 1: Ch 2 hdbl in next ch and each ch around, join in top of ch2 with sl st
Rd 2: Ch 2, fphdl in first hdbl of rd 1. bphdbl in next. continue to alternate fphdbl and bphdbl around. join with sl st in top of ch 2
Rd 3 & 4 repeat rd 2
Rd 5: Ch 2, hdbl in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of ch2
Repeat rd 5 until approximately 1 1/2 - 2 inches above desired length

Ruffle
Rd 1: Ch 3, dbl in same space as joined. Dbl, ch1 dbl in next hdbl and every hdbl around. Join in 2nd ch of begining ch 3 with sl st
Rd 2: Ch 2, dbl in each dbl & ch 1 sp around
Rd 3: Repeat Rd 2 FO

Draw string: Chain double the # in your beginging chain. Weave through rnd 3 of skirt.

If you want the skirt to flare more increase 1 hdbl at the begining of every 5th row.

Here it is my work:

I started with a chain with 95 stitches and I joined with sl st in the first st to make a circle.





Then I made the waistband like Jenny.

Rd 1: Ch 2 hdbl in next ch and each ch around, join in top of ch2 with sl st
Rd 2: Ch 2, fphdl in first hdbl of rd 1. bphdbl in next. continue to alternate fphdbl and bphdbl around. join with sl st in top of ch 2
Rd 3 & 4 repeat rd 2
Rd 5: Ch 2, hdbl in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of ch2
Repeat rd 5 until approximately 1 1/2 - 2 inches above desired length





I made 5 rows for waistband.



Then I made a double crochet in every stitch and I went around. (Jenny made half double crochet).


I alternate blue and yellow for contrast.


I made the ruffle.


Rd 1: Ch 3, dbl in same space as joined. Dbl, ch1 dbl in next hdbl and every hdbl around. Join in 2nd ch of begining ch 3 with sl st
Rd 2: Ch 2, dbl in each dbl & ch 1 sp around
Rd 3: Repeat Rd 2 FO


This is the first row.


I made 3 rows for ruffle.



That's all. It was soooo easy. You'll see.


I made a draw string and I attached 3 flowers.



My daughter was soooo proud at kindergarten with her new blue skirt.







If you have any question, please send me a message.
If you want me to crochet a skirt like this for you, leave a message.

To make the flowers,you can use my pattern: Crochet Blue Flower Pattern



Friday, March 2, 2012

Name Banners for Kids Room - HARPER

I like banners with kids names. I try to make them colorful, with vivid colors, to be bright and cute. Here are some models I made. 



 This is the ladybug for the ends of the banners. But it's just a model. I can replace it with something else: cute Teddy Bears, cute monkeys, flowers, butterflies.



If yu want another name, just leave a message.


How to make felt pizza

All kids love pizza. Let's make one from felt. It will be an educational toy for them. Using this felt pizza you can do many activities...