Spiral of life crochet

Heirloom spiral of life crochet pattern

Spiral of life Heirloom crochet ~ Free crochet pattern

Heirloom spiral of life crochet pattern

Crochet Material

Crochet hook size: 3.0

Fine crochet yarn 4.0 ply

Sewing needle.

Heirloom/Hairpin crochet instructions

Use the loom on 3rd widest setting. 1 sc per loop, create 108 loops each side. Fasten off.

Off the loom, crochet one side this way: *10 loops together with 5 sc, (2 loops together with 1 sc) x 5*, rep between ** to end.

Crochet  the other side this way: *3 loops together with 3 sc, ch 5*, rep between ** to end. Fold side inwards, and attach to side two with sl sts. Fasten off. Use a sewing needle to weave in ends.

Free Hairpin crochet motif

Heirloom crochet pattern

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Crochet Material

Heirloom

100 % cotton any colour, 4 ply.

Crochet hook size 3.0 mm.

Crochet Stitches

This crochet pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.

Chains (ch)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Single crochet (sc)

3-ch picot stitch

Bobble Stitches

Half-circle (make 2).

63 loops with sc each loop. One side of loom. *Attach 7 x loops together with 3 sc, ch 7, repeat between ** 3 times, attach 21 loops together with 3 sc, ch 7, repeat between ** 3 times. Fasten off.

Attach all 63 loops on the other side together with sc.

Rectangular motif (make 2). 

(5 loops each side with sc, ch 3, yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 1 loop only, repeat until you have 10 loops on the loop, yo, and draw through all 10 loops at once, sl st ch 3) repeat all around until you have 5 x 10-loop bobble stitches. Fasten off.

Off the loom: *5 loops tog with 5 sc, ch 5*, repeat to end. Fasten off. Repeat on the other side.

Stitch together as the picture above shows.

How to use Hairpin Crochet Motifs

Hairpin crochet motifs can be used to make lace dresses, shirts, skirts, and decorations. I always thought the Hairpin Crochet motif in this pattern would look awesome as a lace vest.

Want to see More Free Hairpin Crochet Motifs.

One of my favourite Hairpin crochet Motif is the Angel wing hairpin crochet pattern. This crochet pattern is free and easy to make. Get the hairpin crochet pattern here. 

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Heirloom crochet motif

Heirloom crochet pattern

Crochet Material

Scrapyarn any colour, 4 ply.

Crochet hook size 3.0 mm.

Half-circle (make 2).

63 loops with sc each loop. One side of loom. *Attach 7 x loops together with 3 sc, ch 7, repeat between ** 3 times, attach 21 loops together with 3 sc, ch 7, repeat between ** 3 times. Fasten off.

Attach all 63 loops on the other side together with sc.

Rectangular motif (make 2). 

(5 loops each side with sc, ch 3, yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 1 loop only, repeat until you have 10 loops on the loop, yo, and draw through all 10 loops at once, sl st ch 3) repeat all around until you have 5 x 10-loop bobble stitches. Fasten off.

Off the loom: *5 loops tog with 5 sc, ch 5*, repeat to end. Fasten off. Repeat on the other side.

Stitch together as the picture above shows.

How to Crochet the Catherine Wheel

Catherine wheel crochet motif

How to Crochet the Catherine Wheel ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Catherine wheel crochet motif

In this pattern, I am using US crochet stitch abbreviation.

Crochet Materials

Crochet hook size 4.0 mm.

Crochet yarn 4 ply 100 % Acrylic: Blue.

Sewing needle.

Safety Pin.

Crochet Instructions

Wind yarn 20 times around your index finger. Slip loop off the finger and tie the ring off with a sl st.

Round 1. 21 sc in ring, sl st in 1st sc. Crochet the 1st ‘arm’ as follows: Ch 10, fasten a safety pin to ch 10 to secure work, turn, 20 sc back over 10 ch, sl st in next sc round 1. Turn. (ch 4, sk 4 sc on arm, sc in next sc) x 4. Turn. In each 4- ch sp on arm crochet 6 sc, sk next sc on round 1, sl st in next sc. Turn. Crochet 2nd ‘arm’ as follows: Ch 10, sl st in 3rd sc in 2nd loop from the centre. Turn. Crochet 20 sc in 10-ch sp, sl st in next sc of round 1. Complete arm as before. Crochet 5 more ‘arms’. Fasten off. Re-attach yarn in ‘arm 1’ where safety pin is, and attach with sl st in 3rd sc in 2nd loop from centre ‘arm’ 5, sl st in next st to secure it.

Fasten off and Weave in ends.

Heirloom Circle

heirloom circle

How to Crochet Heirloom Circle

This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.

heirloom circle

Heirloom Diagram

heirloom pattern

Heirloom Instructions

Create equal side loops on each side, connect with sc. When you have 4 loops create 5 sc fan. (Alternating one side will have 5 loops due to the turning of the heirloom). 5 sc fans are created by inserting hook as if making a sc, pull yarn through, yo and pull through only the first loop, *(insert hook, pull yarn through, you and pull through only the first loop) *, continue between ** until you have 5 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops. After you have connected both sides with 5 sc fan turn the heirloom 360 degrees and connect with sc. Turn heirloom the usual 180 degrees and connect with sc. Continue making loops the same way until you have 24 groups of 4 loops connected with 5 sc fans each side. Release the crochet work on one side of the heirloom only. Work the side as following: *(3 sc in loop, ch 5, 3 sc in next loop) x 2, 3 sc in next loop*, continue between * * until the end, ending with *(3 sc in loop, ch 5, 3 sc in next loop) x 2.

Connect the Heirloom work

heirloom circle diagram

Release the crochet work from the other side of the heirloom. Connect 8 loops together with a sl st, secure with another sl st in sl st. Repeat connecting the next 2 groups of 8 loops together with a sl st. Connect the 3 connected 8-loops by a knot. Secure the knot. You have now created a circle. Connect the rest of the crochet work with sl sts.

Sacred Owl Filet Crochet Pattern

Sacred Owl filet crochet pattern

Filet Crochet Owl Pattern ~ Shop on Etsy

Crochet Skill level: Advanced.

Sacred Owl filet crochet pattern

‘Sacred Owl’ is a filet crochet pattern that will be instantly downloaded upon received payment. You can purchase this pattern on my Etsy shop TheNorthernGypsie. ‘Sacred Owl’ is approximate 23 inches wide and 25 inches tall using Crochet Cotton size 10 and Steel hook US size 7.

How to crochet the Sacred Owl

This pattern comes with instructions how to start the pattern and how to read the pattern. It also comes with a Crochet Stitch comparison chart and a Crochet Pattern in Symbols chart. As with all filet crochet patterns, ‘Sacred Owl, will look amazing as a window decor piece due to the light that will shine through it. You can also use crochet stiffener to have it hanging in your window or as a wall decor. For optimal effect, the finished product will need light behind it, or else the images created by the stitches can be hard to spot. If you want to use this pattern as a blanket, I recommend you change the color of the owl to the rest of the piece. ‘Sacred Owl’ is for the experienced crocheter. In this pattern, you will me using open mesh, solid mesh, lacet mesh, and long mesh crochet stitches.

Learn more about how to Filet crochet here.

How much does a Filet Crochet pattern cost

Usually, my Filet crochet patterns on Etsy are only US$2.50, however ‘Sacred Owl’ is US$5.50 due to the intricate pattern and time spent creating it.

butterfly crochet top

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How to Crochet Butterfly Top ~ Free Crochet Pattern

how to crochet butterfly top free crochet pattern lace crochet

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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