Monday, September 30, 2013

Strawberry Crochet Bowl



Make this unique crochet bowl for your home. If the pattern followed accordingly and gauge checked, the size is big enough to fit a large glass bowl inside for your fruits. Pattern is now available in Ravelry

SKILL LEVEL :
Medium

FINISHED SIZE
Height: 3.5 inch
Circumference: 30 inch
Base Diameter 9.5 inch

MATERIALS
ICE Yarn Atlas (100% acrylic)
2 x 100g ball (130 m) of green (A),  1 x 100 g ball Red (B)
or any bulky size yarn
Size J/6 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn sewing needle

GAUGE
5 scs = 2 inches
5 rows = 2 inches
when two strands are crocheted together

STITCHES USED
ch = chain    
dc = double crochet           
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
5dc in one = 5 dc in one st
sc4tog = single crochet 2 stitches together

 Thanks very much to Nung Riyanto, Inas Basymeleh, and Dian Paramita for testing this pattern.


Test #1 by Nung of  Nurcha Shop
Material: Katun Bali (Balinese cotton) Big Ply 2 strands crochet together
Hook: 5 mm
Final size: Diameter 10 cm, height 4 cm


Test #2 by Inas Basymeleh
Material: Katun Bali (Balinese cotton) single strand
Hook: No. 4  (2.5mm)



Test #3 by Dian Paramita
Material: Katun Lokal
Hook: No. 4 mm
Final Size: 13.5 x 6 cm

Strawberry Crochet Bowl



Make this unique crochet bowl for your home. If the pattern followed accordingly and gauge checked, the size is big enough to fit a large glass bowl inside for your fruits. Pattern is now available in Ravelry

SKILL LEVEL :
Medium

FINISHED SIZE
Height: 3.5 inch
Circumference: 30 inch
Base Diameter 9.5 inch

MATERIALS
ICE Yarn Atlas (100% acrylic)
2 x 100g ball (130 m) of green (A),  1 x 100 g ball Red (B)
or any bulky size yarn
Size J/6 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn sewing needle

GAUGE
5 scs = 2 inches
5 rows = 2 inches
when two strands are crocheted together

STITCHES USED
ch = chain    
dc = double crochet           
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
5dc in one = 5 dc in one st
sc4tog = single crochet 2 stitches together

 Thanks very much to Nung Riyanto, Inas Basymeleh, and Dian Paramita for testing this pattern.


Test #1 by Nung of  Nurcha Shop
Material: Katun Bali (Balinese cotton) Big Ply 2 strands crochet together
Hook: 5 mm
Final size: Diameter 10 cm, height 4 cm


Test #2 by Inas Basymeleh
Material: Katun Bali (Balinese cotton) single strand
Hook: No. 4  (2.5mm)



Test #3 by Dian Paramita
Material: Katun Lokal
Hook: No. 4 mm
Final Size: 13.5 x 6 cm

Friday, September 20, 2013

Primrose Blue Crochet Applique


You just don't know how idea comes to you. A friend forwarded this beautiful blue flower for inspiration. We didn't even know its name at that time, but now we knew.
After several attempts and several frogging here they are two versions of them. There is another version too which is smaller and can be made into a granny square motive (picture later). The applique you see here both are 9 inch in diameter after blocking. The yarns I used were size 3 (light worsted) cotton mix for yellow and blue, and ICE yarn wool and acrylic blend for the white edging. I am planning to experiment with cotton threads soon and crochet it tightly. And if I am lucky to get some wire in the local shop today I might be able to make a pot of Primrose Blue crochet plant to decorate my plain house. See you soon.


Primrose Blue Crochet Applique


You just don't know how idea comes to you. A friend forwarded this beautiful blue flower for inspiration. We didn't even know its name at that time, but now we knew.
After several attempts and several frogging here they are two versions of them. There is another version too which is smaller and can be made into a granny square motive (picture later). The applique you see here both are 9 inch in diameter after blocking. The yarns I used were size 3 (light worsted) cotton mix for yellow and blue, and ICE yarn wool and acrylic blend for the white edging. I am planning to experiment with cotton threads soon and crochet it tightly. And if I am lucky to get some wire in the local shop today I might be able to make a pot of Primrose Blue crochet plant to decorate my plain house. See you soon.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Strawberry Drawstring Bag





Make this cute bag for someone special... It is easy, fast and fun to make...

The pattern is using US crochet term.
The 3-page pattern is easy to follow complete with 11 colorful photographs to guide you in crocheting it round by round until you see it evolves into a pretty strawberry sack.
The strap is crocheted lengthwise to avoid stretching then attached to the inner part of the bag.Surely there is other ways to make the strap for this kind of bag. I encourage you to improvise to make it your unique pretty strawberry bag.
This bag is thick and strong enough without lining. The cord is made using simple slip stitches as clearly explained in the pattern. The strawberry dangles can be made in less then half an hour using single crochet stitches.
Thanks to Marilyn Smith for editing this pattern.
Thanks Deborah Donohue for testing it.

Purchase the pattern from Ravelry

Strawberry Drawstring Bag





Make this cute bag for someone special... It is easy, fast and fun to make...

The pattern is using US crochet term.
The 3-page pattern is easy to follow complete with 11 colorful photographs to guide you in crocheting it round by round until you see it evolves into a pretty strawberry sack.
The strap is crocheted lengthwise to avoid stretching then attached to the inner part of the bag.Surely there is other ways to make the strap for this kind of bag. I encourage you to improvise to make it your unique pretty strawberry bag.
This bag is thick and strong enough without lining. The cord is made using simple slip stitches as clearly explained in the pattern. The strawberry dangles can be made in less then half an hour using single crochet stitches.
Thanks to Marilyn Smith for editing this pattern.
Thanks Deborah Donohue for testing it.

Purchase the pattern from Ravelry

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Strawberry Crochet Purse

Here is one of the pictures I recently took: a crochet purse made using the strawberry crochet stitches. I used double strands of size 8 cotton for the white (Balinese Cotton), and similar size of rayon for the green and fuchsia simply because I didn't have the cotton in these color at that time. The cord was made using slip stitch technique as described below. The pomp pomp was made using pomp pomp maker by Clover.

Strawberry Crochet Purse

Here is one of the pictures I recently took: a crochet purse made using the strawberry crochet stitches. I used double strands of size 8 cotton for the white (Balinese Cotton), and similar size of rayon for the green and fuchsia simply because I didn't have the cotton in these color at that time. The cord was made using slip stitch technique as described below. The pomp pomp was made using pomp pomp maker by Clover.

Flat Round Formula


Here is how you can make a flat crochet round base for baskets, hats, or anything required crochet increase in round. You can start with any number of sc, but it usually 6 for thicker yarns, 8, 10 or 12 or more for thinner yarns. Regardless what is your starting sc, if you increase regularly in the same number, your circle will be flat. To avoid pointy looking  circle in the case of making a large one, move the position of the stitch increases in each round.

Here is a simple pattern with starting 6 sc on first round.

R1: Ch 2, sc into first chain, 5 sc, join with sl st—6 sc, place marker.
R2: 2 sc into next and each of sc around—12 sc, pm.
R3: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 2 sc) repeat around—18 sc, pm.
R4: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc) repeat around—24 sc, pm.
R5: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 4 sc) repeat around—30 sc, pm.
R6: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 5 sc) repeat around—36 sc, pm.

Repeat in this manner until you reach the desired size of round required in your project.

BAHASA INDONESIA
Berikut adalah cara membuat alas rajutan untuk keranjang, topi, atau benda apa pun yang memerlukan dasar yang rata, bulat dan tidak mengkerut. Anda dapat memulai dengan sejumlah sc biasanya 6 untuk benang tebal, 8, 10 atau 12 atau lebih untuk benang tipis. Terlepas dari jumlah sc awal Anda, jika Anda menambah tusukan secara teratur dalam jumlah yang sama dan menempatkannya secara merata dalam satu lingkaran maka lingkaran Anda akan datar. Untuk menghindari terbentuknya sudut-sudut yang tajam untuk lingkaran yang besar, Anda dapat mengacak posisi penambahan tusukan dari baris ke baris.

Berikut adalah pola sederhana dengan 6 sc pada putaran pertama. R1 : Ch 2 , sc dalam rantai pertama , 5 sc , sambung dengan sl st - 6 sc , tempat penanda .R2 : 2 sc ke depan dan setiap sc sekitar - 12 sc , pm .R3 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing berikutnya 2 sc ) ulangi sekitar 18 - sc , pm.R4 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing 3 sc berikutnya) ulangi sekitar 24 - sc , pm.R5 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing berikutnya 4 sc ) ulangi sekitar 30 - sc , pm.R6 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing berikutnya 5 sc ) ulangi sekitar 36 - sc , pm.

Ulangi cara ini sampai Anda mencapai ukuran yang diinginkan dari putaran yang dibutuhkan dalam rajutan Anda. Selamat mencoba.