Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crocheted Bedspread

crocheted bedspread

Today I’m sharing a bedspread that my mom and I made about sixteen years ago. I love it so much as it holds such wonderful childhood memories.

lacy crochet

The bedspread is made of square motifs. I found a symbol chart for the same pattern on the Internet. See the link below.

Symbol Chart

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Spider Stitch Exploration: Let’s Make a Bookmark

If you have mastered making spider stitch swatch from my previous post in this series, it will be easy for you to make a bookmark like these two. Just repeat the pattern five times. Then crochet around to make a scalloped edge.

I used crochet thread number 10 and a steel hook size 10.

crochet bookmark with spider stitch

purple crochet bookmark


Ch 23.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: dc in next 8 dc, ch 8, skip next 3 dc, dc in next 9 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc and 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 5, skip next 3 ch and 3 dc, dc in next 6 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc and 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 ch, ch 5, skip next 3 ch and 3 dc, dc in next 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 5: dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 ch, ch 5, skip next 2 ch and 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 5, skip next 2 sc and 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, dc in next 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: dc in next 5 dc, dc in next 3 ch, ch 3, skip next (2 ch, 2 sc, and 2 ch), dc in next 3 ch, dc in next 6 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 7: dc in next 8 dc, dc in next 3 ch, dc in next 9 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-7 additional four times. In the last row don’t make turning ch 3.

To make the scalloped edging crochet one round at the perimeter of the bookmark.

Working into the end of rows: *ch 4, sc in end of row* across.

Working into the original chain: *ch 4, sc in every other dc* across.

Working into the end of rows: *ch 4, sc in end of row* across.

Working in the last row of the bookmark: *ch 4, sc in every other dc* across.

Fasten off.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crochet Flower Napkin Rings

crochet flower napkin ring

I love napkin rings and have several sets of them. And now I added one more set to my collection. A crocheted one!

These napkin rings were quite easy to make. Just a crocheted flower (you can see my flower tutorial here) attached to a strap made of chains and double crochet stitches.

Perfect for summer!

crochet napkin ring

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Monday, May 21, 2012

New Grand Project

Hello my fellow crocheters! It’s been a while since my last post because I was away on a mini vacation. Did you miss me? I sure did miss you!

I want to thank you all for your kind words and comments about my tablecloth. I just started a new project on the same scale. Another tablecloth!

I don’t have a round table inside my home. So the one I showed you is for the bistro table in my garden. But now I want to make a tablecloth for indoors as well. My husband and I just recently extended our dining table. It used to fit 4, but now it can fit 6-8 people. In other words, it’s a really big table. And I am going to crochet a tablecloth for it!

I chose a square-a-day type of tablecloth to crochet. See the pattern here.

My first square is done! It took me about three days to crochet it. So it’s definitely not going to be square a day, but I do hope to finish it by December. Oh how nice it would be to have a beautiful crochet tablecloth on my Christmas dinner table.

I will post updates on this project along the way. I’m sure at some point I will get bored and tired of it, so I will need your encouragement to continue ;-)

Wish me luck with my new project!

square a day

P.S. I created a Lacy Crochet fan page on Facebook, so you can follow me there as well. Have a great week!

Olga

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Brunfelsia Inspired Crochet Flowers




My Brunfelsia shrub, also known as Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow, is fully blooming right now. And it’s such a splendid view! The blooms start rich purple, then turn lilac, and eventually white.

These lovely blooms inspired me to crochet flowers in these three colors. I used size 10 crochet thread, and my flowers came out about an inch in diameter.

See the symbol chart pattern here.





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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Crocheted Tablecloth

It’s Sunday, and I’m supposed to feature a doily. The problem is I ran out of doilies! I can’t believe it!

So Doily of the Week will take a break until I have made some new doilies to show. I don’t know how soon that will happen. I hardly have any time for my hobbies right now. The weather is great, and my family and I spend a lot of time outside of home - at play dates, birthday parties, story times at our local library, etc.

I love crocheting so much, but I right now I have so many other priorities. My family is the biggest one! But I intend to continue writing my blog as I have many finished projects to share.

The one that I’m showing today is a crocheted tablecloth that I made a couple of years ago. I found the pattern on the Internet, but unfortunately I can’t find that site right now.

This tablecloth was one of the biggest crocheted projects I’ve ever done. It took a lot of time, but I am very happy with the result.


Crochet Tablecloth