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It’s Fast, Easy and Beautiful! Crochet Shell and Post stitch pattern

It’s Fast, Easy and Beautiful!  Introducing the crochet shell and post stitch pattern.  With warmer weather, I’m looking for patterns that will not be quite as heavy and warm but still look beautiful.  This stitch is ideal for those warmer days.  I’ve used this pattern to make lighter weight baby blankets using a weight 3 yarn of even baby weight yarn.    The pattern is so easy to make and works up very quickly.  I also like the fact that after your first row you can work this pattern while watching tv, or listening to music.  Once your first row is done there really isn’t any counting so it’s perfect for crocheting on the go.

Crochet Shell & Post Stitch

Crochet Shell & Post Stitch

You can use any weight yarn and hook size as long as they are appropriate for each other.  Yarn labels will give you a suggested hook size for each weight yarn. (I know they do in the USA, not sure about other countries).

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Fun, Crochet Summer Handbag

Summer is a great time to crochet and this fun, crochet summer handbag is the perfect project.  I made this crochet summer handbag using t-shirt yarn.    I used a product from  Hoooked Zpagetti.  I was given this product when I attended the Association for Creative Industries (Formerly CHA – Crafts and Hobby Association).    Learning of new products if always a highlight of the event.

There are many video tutorials for making your own t-shirt yarn.  You can find tarn (t-shirt yarn) at many stores.  I’m not beginning to see this material used in many different projects including handbags, rugs and even some stuffed animals.  I hope you enjoy this project.   I have also included a link to the video tutorial for visual learners.

Crochet Summer Handbag

This is a crochet summer handbag made using t-shirt yarn

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Easy Crochet Plus Size top for Women

This Easy crochet plus size top is a result of many requests.  So many of you have requested patterns that are plus sizes for women.  I designed this easy crochet plus size top to be both comfortable and pretty.  This easy crochet plus size top uses rectangular shapes and some easy shaping.  There are only 3 pieces to this top.  I think you will enjoy making and wearing it.  The top should fit most 2XL – 3XL (although everyone is different).  I measured a friend who wears between a 2XL and 3Xl for the sizes.  I understand that not everyone is shaped the same but I designed the top to be pretty forgiving.   I have also included instructions for a medium size, approximately 38″ bust.   Plus, I have also included a link for a YouTUbe video tutorial.

You can purchase an Ad-Free written pattern here:   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/plus-size-womans-pullover-top

Easy Crochet Plus Size Top

Easy Crochet Plus size top

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Learn to Crochet Hexagon with Circle Center

In today’s post you will learn to crochet a Hexagon with circle center.  Learning new patterns or stitches is fun but sometimes can be frustrating.  This little hexagon is so easy to crochet and so cute.  It can be used for many projects.  I used a medium weight yarn and a 6mm hook.  You can use any size hook or yarn just be sure the yarn weight is appropriate for the hook you are using and vice versa.

Hexagon shapes give items a unique look.  There are many patterns ranging from afghans, scarfs, sweaters and even some animals that use hexagon shapes.  I have seen hippos, elephants and turtles using this stitch.   The good news is that it is not difficult to make.   Here I will show you how.  If you are a visual learner I have also filmed and uploaded a free YouTube video for you to watch if you prefer.

Crochet Hexagon with circle center

Hexagon with circle center

 

 

Supplies:

Yarn

Crochet Hook

Yarn needle to sew in tail

Scissors

To Begin:  

Chain 6 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a circle.

Rnd 1:  chain 3 (counts as double crochet), 17 double crochet into the circle, slip stitch into 3rd chain

Rnd 2:  chain 1, single crochet same stitch, chain 5, skip 2 double crochet stitches, single crochet into the next double crochet, skip next 2 double crochet (repeat 5 times), slip stitch into 3rd chain

Rnd 3:  chain 3 (counts as double crochet), you will work 3 double, 3 chains, 3 double crochets all into each of the next five chain 5 spaces,  3double crochet, ch 3, 2 double crochet into last chain 5 space,  slip stitch into the third chain, fasten off.     Weave in tails

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial I have included it here, Enjoy!

If enjoy learning new crochet patterns here are a few  more you may like:

Sea Foam/ Ocean waves:

http://allcraftschannel.com/2015/06/crochet-motif-tutorial-sea-foam-ocean-waves.html

Crochet Square Motif

http://allcraftschannel.com/2016/03/crochet-square-motif.html

Crochet Granny Ripple

http://allcraftschannel.com/2016/02/learn-to-crochet-a-ripple-granny-video-tutorial-link-included.html

 

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Crochet Boho Vest – Perfect for Spring and in a Plus size too!

A Crochet Boho Vest has been on my to-do list for quite a while.   I have received so many requests to design a Boho Vest and I finally did it.  I had been putting it off since it is still winter.  I designed this boho vest using Caron Cakes by Yarnspirations.  These cakes are available exclusively at Michaels stores.  I used a new colorway called Mixed Berry.  I really like how the colors transition nicely and are already coordinated.  It helps when trying to match colors.  There are so many colorways that I’m sure you’ll find a combination you like.

The woman size fits most however,  I did add some directions for a plus size.  The plus size should fit 16 – 18 sizes (maybe even larger) since the pattern allows for a nice drape and extra coverage where we need most, around the tushie. : )     If you would like to purchase an Ad-Free PDF Pattern please click here:   Boho Vest PDF Pattern

Boho Vest

Crochet Boho Vest – Front and Back Views

If you are a visual learner I have created 4 Step-by-Step Video tutorials.  The links are in the past page of this post.

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