this tutorial i had prepared about a week ago, but there were other things. today the little cars are online and i hope you like them!
i need some rest but in about a week i’m back with news about the storage bag with the fishes. i hope to see you then because i always like it when you come for a visit.
have a lovely weekend and week!
a tiny traffic jam
while making the baby blanket i thought i might crochet and sew an application on. in the end i didn’t sew anything on the blanket, but i have tried some patterns for cars and of trying one learns how a motif is put together. they can be found on my pinterest board for yarn leftover projects.
eventually i figured out the shape i wanted and i must admit it only differs in minor details, but sometimes small details are very important (at least i think so).
if you like the little cars in a row, here is how it goes:
used stitches (american terms):
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
2sc tog = 2 single crochet together (see: explanation of 2sc tog or sc2tog)
dc = double crochet
dtr = double treble (see: explanation of double treble)
leftover yarn (catania and phildar coton 3) and crochet hook size 3.5 mm
make 18 chains
row 1. 1 sc into the 2nd ch from your hook and into all the other chains until end of row, 1 ch, turn
row 2. 1 sc into the first sc and into all the other sc until end of row, 1 ch, turn
row 3. repeat row 2
row 4. repeat row 2
row 5. 2sc tog in first and 2nd sc, 1 sc into all the next stitches until end of row, 1 ch turn.
row 6. 1 sc into the first sc and into all the other sc until the last two stitches, crochet 2sc tog into them, 1 ch, turn,
row 7. skip first stitch, ss into next sc, 1 sc into next sc, 7 ch, skip 4 sc, 1 double treble in next sc, 7 ch, 1 sc into last sc – from this stitch you work around the car and create the wheels – make 1 sc in each space or stitch, into first corner at bottom side make 1 sc, 1 ch, 1sc, 1 sc into next stitch, 6 ch, skip 4 stitches, make 1 sc in next 4 sc, 6 ch, skip 4 stitches, sc into next stitches, 1 ch for the corner, but make the next sc into the next stitch, keep crocheting sc all around, 12 sc into the window spaces each, skip the double treble.
weave in ends.
attach second color in the wheel space and crochet 12 sc into first space. finish off and repeat for second wheel.
in third color make 50 chains, attach first car with a sc, make 25 chains, attach second car, repeat this until you have attached the last car, crochet another 50 chains, 1 ch, turn, slip stitch into first and all other stitches, finish off.
optional: for the last row of slip stitches i used another color.