Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Learning Spiral Crochet

I have been wanting to learn how to make this spiral crochet for ages. I tried it and gave up because I didn't understand how to read the pattern very well at that time. After seeing an image in an afghan and read the instruction thoroughly now I get the idea. Here below I was experimenting using four colors. I posted a request to people in a group if they have done the same thing. What came out was remarkable. I learned that you can actually create this using as many colors as you like to make a spiral rainbow. The one I made below started with 12 stitches.

Here below are step by step pictures of the spiral up to round 6. At the bottom of this post are some fabulous photos I found on the internet with the link to the original photos for your inspirations only. Please respect the copyright of the person who own it and read carefully before distributing the pictures in any way.

FOUR COLOR SPIRAL CROCHET

YARNS: DK; 3: purple (A), light purple (B), glitter grey (C), cream (D)

HOOK: G/4mm

NOTIONS: yarn needle

GAUGE: 8 dc = 1 inch

Notes: Do not cut yarn unless otherwise stated. To start a new single crochet: yo, insert hook in next st, pull through 2 loops. Elongate the last loop about 20 cm or place marker to hold the loop. Do not turn and do not join after each round. The new round start with the last color used in previous round. Place marker on the last stitch of the last round for easy stitch counting.

PATTERN



Rnd 1: (RS) With A ch 2, *sc, hdc, dc into 1st ch, elongate the loop about 20 cm, remove hook.** Pick up B, repeat from * to ** in same 1st ch st. Repeat in the same manner with C and D. (12 st)



Rnd 2: With A, 2 dc in each of next 3 st; Repeat in the same manner with B, C and D. (24 st).


Rnd 3: With A, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (36 st)


Rnd 4: With A, *(2 dc in each of next 2 st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (48 st)


Rnd 5: With A, *(2 dc in each of next 3 st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (60 st)


Rnd 6: With A, *(2 dc in each of next 4 st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (72 st)


Finishing: With A, * (hdc, sc, sl st)** in next st. With B repeat from * to **, With C repeat from * to **, With D repeat from * to **

Cut all the yarns if you decide to stop and use this as an applique. Sew all ends to finish.

Here are some pictures of spiral crochet arts to inspire you.



Free spiral cushion pattern from The Jolly Stitch


Best Flickr photo


Free Pattern from Craftbits.com




And my favorite is this shawl by Rensfiberart.

Show me what you have made with this design. Thanks for viewing and happy crocheting.

















Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lacy Granny

Wednesday is always a special day for us in Lagos Crochet Group (LGC) and this week is extra special because we are all struggling and racing against ourselves to master a new pattern.
No one get up of the floor, and those who came late will have to wait a while at the door because all seems reluctant to go to the door to open it lol.  Anyone wishing to go to the bathroom has to do it before the class begun because class cannot be distracted hahaha.  A new kindergarten school is born with one lessen on the list, crochet.

Our special teacher for the day is Agung Sukawati who designed  this top and jacket. Aren't these adorable? Agung is letting me drawing the chart for her design and allowed me to share it with you.  Find the chart at the bottom of the page. Not only that,  she also  shows us how to connect the lacy block together.  Now, it's your turn to improvise with it.


Photo by Iin Wibisono 2015



Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015


Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015



Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015


Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015



Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015


Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015


Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015


Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015


Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015



Lacy Granny Chart