the green cover for my pouf is finished and it’s name is lettuce.
the cover is done fairly quickly, although i have used thin yarn. the color of the pouf itself is somewhat visible, but i think that is fine because it is a light natural color. i have used six balls katia new cancun, each of 100 grams and crochet hook size 4.5 cm.
the yarn i used is not very suitable for a pouf cover, because it is a little thin and not very strong, but i like the color and i am happy with the result.
i have no pattern for you, but maybe you think my notes are useful and below this blogpost there are some links.
- starting point is the center of the square for the sunny spread by ellen k. gormley that for years has been a favorite of mine (link below).
- the increase is in the stitch where you crochet the fpdc, because you first crochet a dc and then a fpdc in the same stitch. while crocheting the top part of my cover i continued to increase the number of stitches, only occasionally i did not to prevent the cover would go wavy.
- the last row of the top, i have not increased but decreased by doing this: pull up a loop in the last stitch just before the fpdc, in the fpdc and in the first stitch after the fpdc, then yarn over and pull it through the first three loops on hook, then finish the stitch as a fpdc. it is complicated to write and to read, i think trying is better to make it more clear.
- the side of the cover are only double crochets and the lower part with the ribbing i made by alternately crochet a dc and a fpdc. then three rows of half double crochets followed by three rows of slip stitches.
- the white decorative stitches is surface crochet. if you like to try this technique, below is a link to a tutorial.
- at the end of each ribbing i have sewed a little white button
- the ‘peephole’ on top i leave as it is. i can sew a white button, the effect is about the same, but it will be less pleasant sitting on it;)
to go to the page where you can download the free pattern for the sunny spread, click on this link
there are many patterns with the use of fpdc, here are three basic ones on my pinterest board crochet motif – shapes:
- post stitch spoke wheel
- coasters or trivets by priscilla hewitt
- scalloped potholder by priscilla hewitt
if you have not previously made a fpdc, here is a link to a tutorial with video.
also for surface crochet there are many tutorials to find, this is one of them
hope the links are useful to you!
this is my last blogpost for this week.
thanks for visiting, have a great weekend!
UPDATE: friday i will join creative friday at natural suburbia