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Crochet motif Tutorial – Sea Foam / Ocean Waves

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Crochet Sea Foam Pattern

Crochet Motif of a Sea Foam Stitch/Ocean Waves

I decided to share this Crochet Motif of the Sea Foam Stitch (also known as Ocean Waves) today.  I’m always on the look out for new motif’s I can use for various projects.  Since it’s summer now and the weather has warmed up I wanted to a summertime baby blanket.  I will be using cotton yarn.  Although it’s still summer there are times you still need a blanket to cover up a sleeping baby.  I didn’t want to make something too heavy.   I went thru all my previous projects to look for something that would fit the bill.  I really liked this one.   Some books call it Sea foam and some call it ocean waves.

Here is a sample (2 pattern repeat) of the sea foam motif.   I made one of these blankets a few years ago.  You can use any size hook and type of yarn.  Just make sure the hook is appropriate for the yarn weight.  Since this will be a baby blanket I used a weight 3 cotton yarn and a G hook.  You can use whatever hook and yarn you prefer.  I used 2 colors and changed color on row 6 of pattern.  You can use as many colors as you like or stay with one solid color.  Using multiple colors is a good way to use up your yarn stash.

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Easy to Crochet Rose

Adding a Crochet Rose to any item is a beautiful way to embellish your hats, scarfs, blankets, etc.  This crochet rose is easy to make.  It has become one of my favorites crochet rose and I really like how easy and fast it is to make.   You can use any size hook (appropriate for yarn weight) and any type of yarn. To make this large rose 4″ (10cm) I am using a size J/10 6.00mm and medium weight yarn

Easy to Crochet Rose

 

Crochet Rose Instructions:

To begin:  Chain 74
Row 1: 1 hdc in each chain beginning in 2nd chain from hook. 
Row 2: ch 3, skip 2 st, sc, *skip 2 st, sc* repeat from * to * to end of row
Row 3: (1st third of ch-3 spaces),  ch 1 (counts as sc), [hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc] all in same ch-3 sp, *[sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc] all in next ch-3 sp*, repeat from * to * for your remaining first third of work (stop when you reach your stitch marker). 
Row 3: (2nd third of ch-3 spaces), *[hdc, 5dc, hdc] all in next ch-3 sp*, repeat from * to * for next 1/3 of stitches (stop when you get to your next stitch marker)
Row 3: (last 1/3 of ch-3 spaces), *[hdc, 7 dc, hdc] all in next ch-3 sp*,  repeat from * to * to end of row, fasten off
Sewing the rose together:  To begin:  Roll strip like you would a fruit roll-up.  You will begin sewing the bottom edge of the strip (on the first row of hdc) the petals will remain free.  Work a little a time.  This is the wrong side of your work. 

Keep rolling and sewing your rose to your previous rolls… your piece will be taking shape on the reverse side.   To see a video tutorial you can go to my YouTube video tutorial.   When you finish rolling up and sewing your row (bottom edge)  sew in your tails.  You can now sew on a clip or  just sew your rose onto a hat, scarfs, etc.   I prefer to sew  a jewelry type of brooch pin to the back of the rose.  This allows me to remove the rose from my item in order to be able to wash my items or to use my rose on multiple pieces.     I hope you enjoy this Rose.  

Are you a visual learner?  No problem check out the video tutorial here:

Happy Crocheting! 
Yolanda Soto-Lopez
All Crafts Channel
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Crochet Ripple Stitch

Have you wanted to learn how to crochet the Ripple Stitch?  In this video you will learn how to crochet this stitch.  It is useful for making anything from baby size blankets thru king size blankets.  It can also be used to make scarfs, shawls, etc.

I explain how to calculate the number of starting chains for your project size.  I hope you enjoy it.  Here is the link:

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Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves

Easy to Crochet Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves

Minion Inspired Wristers / Fingerless Gloves   

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Minion Fingerless Gloves

 

Minion inspired projects seem to be everywhere.  I must admit that soon I will reach the point of saturation when perhaps I will be over them.  Luckily that time hasn’t yet arrived.  This week my granddaughter asked me to make her some fingerless gloves (also known as wristers).  She specifically said she wanted them to resemble the Minions.  Since wristers are pretty basic to make and I had already written an eyeball pattern I decided to combine them here.  I hope you enjoy this project.

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Make this Easy Granny Square Crochet Bag- Great for summer

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Crochet Bag made with Granny Squares

Crochet This Easy Bag Made using Granny Squares

I decided to crochet this easy bag which is made using granny squares.  Summer is almost here and so are the outings we all enjoy.  If you enjoy granny squares here is another great project.  You will need to make 3 granny squares with 12 rounds each.  (Each square measure 18″ square). You make make it with any colors of your choice, or all one solid color.  Please note this is a large bag.  It measures about 25 inches by 25 inches without handles.   I am working on a video tutorial and it will be available on my youtube channel on  4/ 15/13 after 7pm PST.

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