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lacy with dot square crochet pattern

below you will find the crochet pattern for the lacy with dot squares. they are easy to make, therefore the pattern is without further explanation.

i have used the american english crochet terms:

  • ch = chain 
  • ss = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble 

 

lacy with dot square

(adjustable size)

 

UPDATE

while crocheting these lacy squares, i believe – on second thouthts – the first 1-space of each row does not look pretty. glad to say that it is easy to improve: from row 3 end each row with a slip stitch in the 2nd chain in stead of the 3rd of the beginning chains. sorry for any inconvenience, i already adjusted the pattern. 

 

version 27 feb 2014

 

start with a magic ring

row 1.
crochet 3 ch and 23 dc in ring (=24 dc), ss into the 3rd ch.

row 2.
4 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 dc all into the same stitch as where you made the ss (first corner made), 1 ch, [ *skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 ch* (twice), skip 1 stitch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch all into the next stitch (next corner made) ], repeat between [ and ] another 2 times, **skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 ch** (between ** and ** twice), ss into the third ch of the beginning chains.

row 3.
4 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 dc into tr, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, [ *1 dc into next dc, 1 ch, skip 1 ch*, repeat between * and * until  you reach the next tr, make into tr: 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 ch ], repeat between [ and ] until you have made the fourth corner, the last part after the fourth corner you repeat: *1 dc into next dc, 1 ch, skip 1 ch until end of row, end with ss into the second ch of the beginning chains.

row 4.
4 ch, skip 1 ch, [ *1 dc into next dc, 1 ch, skip 1 ch *, repeat between * and * until you reach the tr, make into tr: 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch], repeat between [ and ] until you have made the fourth corner, the last part after the fourth corner you crochet: **1 dc into next dc, 1 ch, skip 1 ch** , repeat between ** and ** until end of row, end with ss into the second ch of the beginning chains.

row 5 and further.
repeat row 4 until your square has the size you like and then you can weave in the yarn ends.

 

 

my black squares have 15 rows including the first row with the 24 double crochets.

black lacy with dot square

the squares of my green and dots blanket have 11 rows including the first row with the 24 double crochets.

 

for both i used acrylic yarns, the green one is saskia, more info about that yarn on ravelry via this link:
info about saskia yarn

the black yarn is stylecraft special dk, more info about that yarn on ravelry too via this link:
info about stylecraft special dk 

for the black squares i use crochet hook size 4.5 mm. 

to illustrate: each color gives a square a different look. these examples i have made of leftovers ​​acrylic yarn, the light green and the small white squares of cotton yarn.

 

that is it, enjoy!

lacy with dot squares

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stitch pattern: open work with clusters

good to see you again, if you have celebrated halloween i hope you have enjoyed it! 

 

the patchwork blanket is finished, which i will show you next week and then i will also explain how i made the container and basket firmer with the diluted glue.

in response to the patchwork blanket someone asked me about the bobble stitch pattern. since it is a few years ago that i have hooked the shawl (which is now part of the blanket), it was a bit of a puzzle but i managed to reproduce it. it is a little funny because i’ve never been a big fan of bobble stitch patterns, except along edges such as here but apparently i did like to crochet these bobbles or whatever you want to call them, perhaps clusters is better. i do not know where i got the original stitch pattern from, my shawl dates from 2010.

crochet stitch pattern
how to create the open work with clusters 
used stitches (american terms):
  • ch = chains
  • dc = double crochet
  • 2dctog = 2 double crochets together = cluster

crochet stitch pattern open work with clusters

first some notes:

  1. choose the yarn you like
  2. it is best to work loosely
  3. if you like bigger clusters just crochet 3dctog instead of 2dctog

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  • make chains as many as you like *
  • row 1. make 1 dc into the 8th chain from hook, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch (1 cluster made), *2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make 5 ch, turn
  • row 2. skip the cluster, make 1 dc into the next dc, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch-space, 1 dc into next dc, *2 ch, skip cluster, 1 dc into the next dc, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch-space, 1 dc into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make 5 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2 until your work has the desired size.

* detach/disconnect remaining chains and weave in yarn end.

that is it!

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by the way, i’m currently working on a new scarf in which i crochet this stitch pattern too.

detail new scarf

click on the links for more creative projects:

have a great weekend!

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pouches

4 pouches by elisabeth andrée

it is almost weekend for you and me:)

last night and this morning i made ​​a few pouches, it’s too hot for larger projects. i used cotton yarn of catania and phildar with crochet hook size 3.5 mm and just figured that it is also nice to use beads and buttons to decorate them.

anyway, i wish you a pleasant weekend and see you soon!

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oh i almost forget, the pattern for the pouches can be found HERE.

please take a look at:


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baby blanket pattern

the baby blanket is finished and it has become a very soft one and i hope that it meets the requirements: modern, baby blue and boyish.

baby blanket by elisabeth andrée

pattern

my blanket is elongated and measures about 97 cm from side to side and from top to bottom 68 cm, but you can adjust this pattern to any size you like.

 

used stitches (american terms):

ch = chains 

ss = slip stitches

h dc = half double crochets

dc = double crochets

2 dc tog = two double crochets together

 

used materials: 

6 balls of phildar cabotine azur (pale blue)

1 ball of phildar cabotine ecume (soft gray)

crochet hook size 4.5 mm

 

how to make

baby blanket stitch pattern

with main color: crochet chains as many to give you the length/width you desire for the blanket. for sure, crochet some extra chains, your don’t need to count, if you have to many chains you can detach them, cut and/or weave in the yarn end.

 

row 1.

make 1 dc into the 5th chain from hook and into the next 13 chains (15dc). *make 1 ch, skip 1 ch, crochet 1 dc into the next 15 chains (15 dc).* 

repeat between * and * until end of row, 2 ch, turn.

 

row 2.

1 dc into the next 14 dc, *1 ch, skip 1 ch-space, 1 dc into the next 15 dc*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 2ch, turn.

row 3 – 9.

repeat row 2. 

but end row 9 with 4 ch instead of 2 ch, turn.

 

row 10.

skip 1 dc, make 1 dc into next stitch, *1 ch, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 2 ch, turn.

 

next 9 rows. repeat row 2.

row 20. repeat row 10.

 

follow this pattern until your blanket has the size you want, the last row is a repeat of row 2. 

 

don’t fasten off.

you’re now crocheting a row all around the blanket. 

with right side facing, make 4 ch, skip 1 dc, make 1 dc in top of next stitch, *1 ch, skip next stitch, make 1 dc into top of next stitch*, repeat between * and * until the next corner, **make 4 ch, make 1 dc into same stitch as last dc**. repeat between * and * between the next corners and repeat between ** and ** for the successive corners, end with 4 ch and slip stitch into the top of the starting chains.

fasten off.

 

edge 

with a second color you are going to crochet three rows onto top and bottom of the blanket.

babyblanket edge

 

a. attach second color to the top of a corner at the front and make 4 ch, skip 1 stitch and make 1 dc into the next stitch, repeat row 2 three times. 

don’t fasten off.

 

b. on the front at the side of the blanket, (work loosely), 1 ch, make 1 h dc in the first space, crochet 2 dc tog in this and the next space, crochet 2 dc tog in the 2 next spaces and repeat this almost until the end of row, cut yarn with a length that is sufficient to finish the row.

 

repeat a. at the bottom of your blanket and finish b. end with 1 h dc into the same space as the last 2 dc tog.

 

c. repeat b. at the other side of your blanket but now you can work from start to finish.

optional

you can add one or two rows of slip stitches around the blanket. i did that along the top and bottom, but not along the sides.

enjoy making your own blanket!

 


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many small grannies

did you have a good start into the new week?

small grannies by elisabeth andrée

 

the pile has grown too large for the glass bowl but the small grannies fit

– well almost all –

in a large pot with a size of 4 liters.

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like to make these small grannies too?

click here for the patttern 

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later this week more about my plans. hope to welcome you then!

a sea of small grannies

a sea of small grannies