Sunday, 25 February 2018

COTTON CAL: Giant 8 petal Flower

All about colour today.

 The Original Giant Flower project was very big and bright, so for the smaller Cotton dk version i tired a softer look in pinks, red, oranges and purple shade with a green/aqua infill, slept on it and decided the infills were too overpowering. 

I have also replaced the first round in flower and infill with a finger wrap and sc same number as pattern but smaller stitch for the softer Cotton wrap.


Infills have been replaced with a very soft warm pink...in one colour


far better than the 2 colour green/aqua infills i tried yesterday


I've also sampled, 2 strands of dk Cotton nearer to the original project too...2 shades of each yarn 
 Several shades of red, pink, orange and some purples with the 4th round in the green/aqua shades.
2 Strands of dk cotton and 6mm hook, 

nearer to the original in colouring and size 

you can see the difference in size from dk and 4mm hook to 2strands of dk and 6mm hook, above

So I'm using 2 colour options, softer one to wear and the brighter one as a blanket.

A few close up pictures to help with the 2strand mixing, they will help if you decide to use similar colours







First 3 rounds in the warm bright colour and 4th round in the greens and aqua shades and the infill in the yellow shade for the blanket



Saturday, 24 February 2018

Giant 8 petal Flower in dk Cotton...Another CAL anyone?


It's smaller but work beautifully in Cotton too...get all your bright colour of cotton out 
and the 4mm hook...a couple of flowers every day and we will have a blanket/wrap made in no time at all...another CAL anyone?

 Measures approx. 4.5" [11.5cm] 4mm hook
Original Flower in 2 strand of dk measures approx. 7.5" [19cm] 6mm hook










UPDATE: Well i'm glad i check the old pattern...one mistake on round 1 of the infill for the Giant flower...amended now correct



FLAT SC CIRCLES AND LOOPI FLOWERS 2009!

FLAT SC CIRCLES AND MY LOOPI FLOWER PATTERN


original post from 2009

This pattern uses a sc solid circle, i always foreign not the easiest circle to do and keep a flat circle..start with 8 sts and increase 8 sts each round should keep the sc circle flat.


FLAT SC CIRCLE

finger wrap of 6 wraps

Round 1: 8sc into circle [8sc]

Round 2: 2sc in each st. [16sc]


Round 3: 2sc, 1sc, repeat to end. [24sc]

Round 4: 2sc, 1sc in next 2sts.[32sc]

Round 5: 2sc, 1sc in next 3 sts, and so on until you circle is the size you want. [40sc]

Hope that helps you with flat sc circles?

Loopi Flower projects from 2009


CLICK LINKS TO SEE THE ORIGINAL POSTS 


LOOPI FLOWER PATTERN 2008
Only changes are to the start I would now start with a magic circle or a finger wrap

Been asked to share the pattern of the Loopi Flower
thanks for asking love to see what you make?

Magic Circle or a Finger wrap of 5wraps
8 single crochet into ring 

slip stitch to make a circle
2nd row do 2 single crochet into each of the 8 stitches..GIVING 16
slip stitch together and fasten off


3rd row: Change colour for petals
pull a loop through the first stitch and chain 8 for a small flower petal
hold ends firmly and crochet into work as you go

slip stitch petal chain to the next stitch
making a loop (petal)

repeat until you have 16 loops (petals)





this slightly larger Loopy was made with a thicker yarn and 10 chain per loop (petal) 
and a larger hook size.....giving a large flower
don't be frightened to experiment



Have fun and let me know if you have any questions

Friday, 23 February 2018

8 PETAL GIANT FLOWER..Requested pattern


A requested pattern from 20111... Took some finding lol

GIANT 8 PETAL PATTERN
2 Strands of dk slightly different colours
6mm hook
this flower can be made with Aran and 5mm hook or 
dk and 4mm hook but will be considerable smaller


magic circle
ROUND 1: ch2 [counts as first dc] 11dc into circle pull tight. [12dc]
ROUND 2: Att new col. ch2 [counts as first dc] dc into same st, 2 dc into each st, sl st, to complete. [24dc]
ROUND 3: Att. new col. ch2 [counts as first dc] dc in same st, 2dc, in next st, miss next st, ch5, 2dc in next 2sts, ch5, repeat to end sl st, to complete. [8 x ch5 loops]
ROUND 4: Att, 4th col. between the 2 pairs of dc, 8dc, into ch5 loop, sl st between 2 pairs of dc, repeat for each petal.
JOIN AS YOU GO 
Use a sl st, after the 4th dc of each petal to join to sp between 4th and 5th dc of matching flower you want to join it too.

INFILL

Magic Circle
ROUND 1: ch2, 15dc into circle, sl st, to complete. pull tight [16dc]
ROUND 2: Att. second col. or continue with same col. ch2 [counts as first dc] dc into same st, 2dc in next st, ch1, sl st into first sp to join, ch1, 2dc in next 2 sts, repeat for each section until joined in the hole created by joining 4 flowers together [8 x 4dc sides]

CHUNKY RUG Pattern
This rug is made with a similar pattern
3 strands of Chunky yarn or 6 strands of DK
12mm hook
Row 1: magic circle with 8 DC (3chain as first DC)(8sts)
Row 2: 2dc in each stich with a chain st between each (16sts)
Row 3: 2dc 3 chain and 2dc in each space
Row 4: 7dc in the loop made by the 3 chain of previous row and sl st in the middle of the 4dc of previous row
use the join as you go method of joining each of the flowers together using 2 petals for each join
Fill-in

the large hole is made up of the 8 petal sides..3 sts each making a total of 24 sts

Row 1: Magic circle with 12 dc (2chain as first dc)
Row 2: 2 dc in each stitch using the join as you go method of sl stitching into the 24 stitches of the petal sides then sl st into the first st to finish off
repeat in the second hole
OPEN CENTRE VERSION
 slightly more open center to the flower so the second round is 
chain 4 as the 1st DC and 1chain space then a DC in every stitch and a chain between each
12 in total then the 
3rd round is 3dc in each chain space
4th round as before
also working in rounds of colour....

ABOVE VARIATION ON SECOND ROUND

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

FINISHING ROUND SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE CAL


PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot




It's Big...
Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]