3-D Violet flower Motif

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3-D Violet Flower Motif ~ free pattern

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Crochet stitches

Slip stitch (sl st)

Chains (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Treble (tr)

Double treble (dtr) (Yarn over 3 times)

Triple treble (ttr) (Yarn over 4 times)

This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation. 

Crochet Materials

Crochet hook size 3.0

Yarn: Panda green 8 ply 100 % acrylic. Purple 100 % acrylic 8 ply.

Crochet Instructions.

Ch 6, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 1. Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 7, 3 dc in ring) x 4, ch 7, join with sl st in 3rd ch.

Round 2. Ch 3, (miss 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 15 tr in next ch sp, 1 dc in next dc) x 3, *sk 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, crochet in next ch sp ((1tr + 1 ch) x 2, (1 dtr + 1 ch) x 3, (1 ttr + 1 ch) x 5, (1dtr + 1 ch) x 3, (1 tr + 1 ch) x 2), 1 dc in next dc, ch 1*, repeat between ** once more, end with last dc + ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Edging. 

Attach purple. Join yarn in 1st 1 ch sp of large petal. Ch 4, * 1 dc in next ch sp, ch 1*, repeat between ** across both large petals. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Etsy Gems March 2016

Top 3 Etsy Gems discovered in March 2016

Number 1. ShaggyChic. 

ShaggyChic is a crochet store on Etsy that sells adorable hats, jumpers and accessories for people’s dogs. This is a very busy shop who get’s a lot of orders (according to their store info page) and shipping time can be up to 3-4 weeks. When you look at all the cute made to order hats and other pet fashion they crochet no wonder they are popular.

See more items here.

Unique Pet Fashions Toys and Accessories by ShaggyChic on Etsy

Number 2. DudoToyFactory

If you want to make a doll than this shop has some great patterns. This shop has the beginner crocheter in mind and patterns are easy to follow using US stitch abbreviations.

See more items here.

DesireKnitAndCrochet by DuduToyFactory on Etsy

Number 3. LittleOwlsHut

My absolute favourite Etsy shop.  Many of these patterns are crochet with wire frame. You can also make custom orders of patterns and get the finished product.

See more amazing patterns here. 

Crochet and knitting patterns PDF files by LittleOwlsHut on Etsy.

Crochet Mini Bear free pattern

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How to Crochet a Mini Bear ~ Free Crochet Pattern.

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This bear is so tiny as the picture below demonstrates. It is quick and easy to make. You will only be using Chains, Single crochet, Double Crochet and slip stitches. This pattern uses US crochet stitch abbreviations.

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Crochet materials

Crochet hook size 1.

Crochet Yarn 100 % cotton 4 ply in Cream Yellow.

Crochet Yarn 100 % wool 5 ply in Black.

Crochet instructions

Round 1. Ch 3, 13 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in 3rd ch.

Round 2. In back loop only: ch 3, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, sl st in next st, 1 sc in next 8 sts, sl st in next st.

Round 3. 5 sc in 3 ch sp, sl st in 2 sl st, 5 sc in 3 ch sp, sl st in sl st, sc in next 8 sts, sl st in sl st, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st in 2 next sts, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st in 2 sl sts. Fasten off.

Crochet nose.

Round 4. Crochet in front loop round 1: attach hook in ch 3 round 1 with a sl st, sc in next 13 sc.

Round 5. Sc in every sc around.

Round 6. 2 sts tog x 7. Fill in stuffing.

Round 7. 2 sts tog until nose is closed. Fasten off.

Round 8. Reattach yarn in last st round 3. 2 sc in next 8 sc, sl st in sl st, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc (7 sc group), sl st in next 2 sl st, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc (7 sc group), sl st in next sl st. Turn. sc in 7 sc, sl st in 2 sl st, sc in 7 sc. Fasten off.

Crochet body.

Reattach yarn in last stitch row 3 with sl st.

Row 1. Ch 5, sl st in next st, ch 10, sl st in 2 sts before 7-sc group, ch 5, sl st in next st. Turn.

Row 2. 5 sc in 5 ch sp, 10 sc in 10 ch sp, 5 sc in 5 ch sp. Turn.

Row 3. Sl st in 5 sc, sc in 10 sc. Turn.

Row 4- 9. Sc in 10 sc. Turn.

Row 10. Ch 5, sl st in next st, sc in next 7 sc, ch 5, sl st in last sc. Turn.

Row 11. 5 sc in 5 ch sp, sc in 7 sc, 5 sc in 5 ch sp. Fasten off.

Crochet the belly. 

Round 1. You are now going to crochet on the surface of body. Attach yarn by insert hook under and around the back of 2nd last sc row 10, sc up 2nd last sc row 8, 6, 4 and 2. Continue crochet in every 2nd sc by inserting hook under and around back of yarn. You are now crochet from right to left around every 2nd 4 sc. Continue crochet down the body of the bear in around every 2nd 4 sc, then crochet from left to right in around every 2nd 4sc.

Round 2-5. In back loop only: sc in sc around. Fill in stuffing.

Round 6. 2 sts tog until hole is closed. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Stitch the eyes, nose, mouth with black yarn as picture shows using a sewing needle. 

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Crochet Bear Amigurumi Pattern

Click on text or image to get this crochet bear amigurumi pattern. 

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Crochet 3D flower free pattern

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How to Crochet 3D Flower ~ Free pattern tutorial

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Crochet Material

Crochet hook size 6.0

Yarn: Moda Vera Fayette Yarn

Crochet Flower Instructions

This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation. For UK pattern of this flower, click on the text.

Round 1. Ch 3, 13 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in ch 3.

Round 2. *Ch 3, sl st in next st*, repeat between ** around.

Round 3. *Sl st in in ch 3 sp, ch 5*, repeat between ** around.

Round 4. The sl st divide the 3 ch sp round 2 into two halves; crochet 3 sc into each half 3 ch-sp in round 3. You will basically crochet *3 sc down next ch 3 sp, sk sl st, 3 sc in same ch 3 sp, 3 sc in next 3 ch sp, sk sl st, 3 sc in same 3 ch sp*, repeat between ** to end, Sl st in 1st sc.

Round 5. Sl st in 5 ch sp round 3. Crochet the same pattern in all 5 ch sps: (1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st), sl st in sl st.

Fasten off and Weave in ends.

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This flower was used in a bird bolero crochet project. Click on text or image to get the free crochet bolero pattern. 

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How to crochet bracelet

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How to Crochet Butterfly Bracelet ~ Free Crochet Pattern

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This pattern uses UK stitch abbreviation.

Materials

Crochet hook size 2.5

Blue colored yarn ply 4-6

Crochet butterfly bracelet pattern

Make 4 identical pieces. 

Row 1. Ch 5, in 5th ch from hook. Turn.

Row 2. Ch 3, 9 tr in 3 ch sp, sk 1 dtr, in 4 ch at beg of row 1, turn.

Row 3. Ch 3, 9 tr in 3 ch sp, sk 1 dtr, in sp before next tr, sk 2 tr, sl st in next tr. Fasten off.

Attach 2 pieces together as picture shows.

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The 4 pieces create 2 pieces that are put on top of each other. Attach with double yarn a sl st in each end. Have enough length each side to tie bracelet around your wrist.

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Crochet Butterfly Amigurumi Pattern

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Crochet Materials:

Yarn with Fayette 60 % superwash wool, 40 % Polyamide, multicolored. Crochet hook size 6.5

Crochet Instructions

(using UK crochet stitch abbreviation)

This crochet top happened as a freestyle crochet piece while trying to relax over the Christmas holiday. My nephew pointed out to me it looked like a butterfly in the middle, thus the butterfly in the flower name. As you can see from the video below, my parrot Jupiter is eager to help. He is very well behaved in this video. More often than not he grabs the crochet hook and flies away with it! He is very cheeky like that. My other parrot Neptune enjoyed being a fashionista as you can see in the picture below.

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Make 2 identical pieces. 

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Front of top
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back of top
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side of top

Round 1: Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch, 6 dc in ring, sl st in 1st st.

Round 2: Ch 6, 1 sl st in 3rd ch from hook, (ch 2, 1 dc) in every dc across, sk 1 ch on remaining chs between rings, 1 sl st in next ch, 1 dc in remaining chs to 1st dc on ring 1. (Ch 2, 1 dc in every dc across), 1 dc in 1st dc ring 2.

Round 3: Repeat round 1, (Ch 2, 1 dc) in dc across, 1 sl st in ch-2 sp ring 2. (Ch 5, 1 dc next 2 ch sp) x repeat across all rings. Sl st between the 3 rings, end with 1 sl st in 1st 5 ch sp.

Round 4: 9 dc in all 5-ch sps across all rings.

Round 5: Sl st to 5th dc, (Ch 7, 1 sl sts in 5th dc next 9 dc-cluster) x repeat across.

Round 6: (2 dc + 3 htr + 2 dc) in every 7 ch sp across.

Round 7: 1 dc in every sts across.

Round 8: (Ch 3, sk 1 dc, 1 sl st in next sc) x repeat across, sl st in 1st 3 ch sp.

Round 9: (Ch 7, sk 3 ch sp, 1 sl st in next 3 ch sp) x repeat aross, sl st in 1st 7 ch sp.

Round 10: Repeat row 6.

Round 11: (Ch 7, sl st in remaining 3 ch sp row 8) x repeat across, sl st in 1st 7 ch sp.

Round 12: Repeat row 6.

Round 13: Sl st in every sts across EXCEPT middle htr in 3-htr group: in middle htr crochet 1 picot.

Round 14: Continue on petal made row 9 and 10. *1 sl st to middle htr in 3-htr group: Ch 10, 8 dc in 2nd ch from hook, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, 1 sl st in 1st dc in 8-dc group, 1 sl st in rest of ch back to petal*, repeat between ** across. This makes little mini-petals that will be used both to create wonderful decoration and also to attach front and back to each other as described below.

Attach as follows. Stitch 3 of the mini-petals per side as shoulder straps. The fourth will be under the arm and thus created an armhole. Attach with 5 ch. On one side you attach the 5 ch with sl st on opposite mini-petal, then turn and dc across the foundation chain back to the mini-petal and end with sl st. On the other side you ch 5, turn and dc back to mini-petal over the cord. Do not attach 5 ch to other mini-petal opposite side. End with sl st. One side will be attached with buttons. Continue attaching mini-petals to opposite petals with either buttons or sl st until the waist. Leave remaining petals. In the picture above I have attached 3 mini-petals as shoulder straps and 2 petals below arm. The rest of the mini-petals are left as decoration.

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