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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
how to crochet butterfly top free crochet pattern lace crochet
back of top
how to crochet butterfly top free crochet pattern lace crochet
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.

Hairpin Belt Crochet pattern

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How to Hairpin crochet belt tutorial

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Materials.

Set Heirloom size 2 (2nd largest).

Use yarn with about 20 % mohair. You choose the colors. I use yellow and green.

Use crochet hook size 6.5.

Special crochet stitches:

Bobble stitch. This pattern uses UK crochet stitch abbreviation.

Crochet Instructions:

Picture below is the diagram. O is sc +bobble stitch + sl st, and X is sc. Each bobble stitch on hairpin starts with a sc, bobble stitch (ch 3 + 4 tr tog), sl st in bottom of bobble stitch. Every 3 loops are crochet together with sc + bobble st + sc. In the end you have 36 loops each side. 12 x 3-loops together. Remove work from heirloom. Ch 5,* insert hook into 6 loops, pull 3 loops through the 3 first loops, ch 10*, repeat between ** to end. Ch 5, 1 sc in bobble st. Ch 5, and continue between ** again until end. Ch 5, 1 sc in bobble st. Fasten off.

Make 2 identical. Attach with Tassels, and tie tassels together.

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hairpin crochet diagram

 

How to Crochet Solomons knot

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Solomon’s Knot Crochet Tutorial

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Solomon’s Knot crochet stitch is also known as Lover’s knot and Knot stitch. Stitch diagram below found on AnniesCatalog website. Click on picture to go to website.

lovers knot

Solomon’s knot is made using ESK (Edge Solomon’s Knot) and MSK (Main Solomon’s Knot).

Lengthen loop as required, *yo and draw through loop on hook, keeping the single back strand of long chain separate from the 2 front strands, insert hook under single back thread, yo and draw loop through, yo and draw through both loops*, repeat between ** as required.
ESK (Edge Solomon’s Knot) These form the base chain and edges of your pattern. Lengthen loop 2/3 the length of MSK’s (ca 2.5 cm) and work as for Solomon’s Knot.
MSK (Main Solomon’s Knot) These form the main fabric. Lengthen loop 1.5 x the length of ESK  (ca 3 cm long) and work as for Solomon’s Knot.

Crochet Pattern using Solomon’s knot.

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The dress above is made using Solomon’s knot stitches. As you can see this dress has a very lacy look and will be perfect as a christening dress.

Watch video how to crochet with Solomon’s knot.

How to Crochet Solomon’s Grid

Click on image to get pattern for the Solomon’s Grid

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Solomon’s Grid

Crochet Head Band Free

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Crochet Lace Head band Pattern

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Crochet Materials:

Lacey yarn.

Crochet Hook size 3.0 mm.

Sewing needle.

Scissors.

Crochet Lace Head Band Instructions.

This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.

Beg-3 sc-shell: Ch 3, (yo, insert hook in next tr, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook)x2, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

3-sc shell: (yo, insert hook in next tr, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook)x3, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Half-circle one:

Foundation: Ch 10, join to form a ring. CH 4 (acting as the first dc), 17 dc in ring. 18 dc all up.

1. Beg-3 sc-shell, *ch 6, 3-sc shell*, repeat between ** 5 times, turn.

2. Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st 6-ch sp, *ch 2, 2 sc*, repeat between ** 3 times in same 6-ch sp, *2 sc in next 6-ch sp, (ch 2, 2 sc) x 3*, repeat between ** 4 times, (sl st, ch 10, sl st) in top of last 3-dc shell of previous row, turn.

Half-circle two:

3. Ch 4, 17 dc in ring. Turn.

4. Beg-3 sc-shell, *ch 6, 3-sc shell*, repeat between ** 5 times, sl st in 10-ch sp of previous half-circle, turn.

5. Ch 1, *2 sc in first 6-ch sp, *ch 2, 2 sc*, repeat between ** 3 times in same 6-ch sp, *2 sc in next 6-ch sp, (ch 2, 2 sc) x 3*, repeat between ** 4 times, (sl st, ch 10, sl st) in top of last 3-dc shell of previous row, turn.

Repeat creating half-circle one and half-circle two until the headband reaches from one ear to the other.

Attach 3 strands of yarn each side of the headband and tie it behind your head.

Crochet Head band with Spider Stitch.

Click on text or image to get this Crochet Head Band Pattern. 

How to Crochet Picot stitch tutorial

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How to Crochet Picot stitch ~ Free tutorial

Picots are often used in Irish Crochet and lace work to create a unique look. It is also often used as a finishing touch on edges of crochet garments. Picots are formed by three or more chains closed into a ring with a slip stitch.

  1. Ch 3, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo and pull through both loops.

picot crochet stitch

Picot stitch in Vintage Crochet Pattern

Special stitch other than Picot: 3-tr Cluster stitch. 

Rice stitch: 2 tr in st keeping last loop of each st on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time.

Star and Picot Doily

This stitch uses US crochet abbreviation.

This pattern was first originally published the American Thread Company’s Puritan Crochet Book.

Materials:

Crochet hook size 1.65

picot crochet stitch in vintage crochet pattern

Ch 8, join to form a ring,

Round 1: ch 4, 2 tr in ring keeping last loop of each st on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, * ch 7, 3- tr cluster st in ring*, repeat between * * 6 times, ch 2,  dtr in 1st cluster st.

Round 2. Ch 1, 3 sc in dtr , ch 7, *3 sc in next 1 ch sp, ch 7*, repeat between ** 6 times, join with sl st in 1st sc.

Round 3. Sl st to 7-ch sp, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 3, 4 sc in same loop, ch 3, * 1 sc, ch 3, 4 sc in next 7-ch sp, ch 3*, repeat between ** all around, join with sl st in 1st sc.

Round 4. Sl st to next 3-ch sp, ch 4, cluster st counting ch 4 as 1st tr of 3-tr cluster st, * ch 7,  rice st in 4th st from hook, sl st in next 3-ch sp, ch 4, rice st in 4th st from hook, ch 3, cluster sl in next loop, repeat from * 6 times, ch 7, rice st in 4th st from hook, sl st in next l3-ch sp ch 4, rice st in 4th st from hook, ch 3, sl st cluster st.

From now on Ch sps will be referred to as loops.

Round 5. Ch 1, sc in same space, * ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 9, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next cluster st*, repeat between * * to end, ending with 1 sl st in 1st sc.
Round 6. Sl st into next loop, sc in same space, * ch 6, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc (shell) in center st of next loop, ch 6, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop*, repeat between * * end, ending with 1 sl st in 1st sc.
Round 7. Sl st to 4th st of next loop, sc in same loop, * ch 5, sc in next shell, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 9, sk 1 loop, sc in next loop*, repeat between * * to end, ending with 1 sl st in 1st sc.

Round 8. Sl st into next loop, sc in same loop, * ch 6, sc in next loop, ch 6, sc in 3rd st of next loop, ch 6, sk 3 sts of same loop, sc in next st, ch 6, sc in next loop*, repeat between * * to end, ending with ch 2, 1 tr c in 1st sc.

Round 9. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st, * ch 7. 2 sc in next loop*, repeat between ** to end, ending with ch 2, 1 dtr  in 1st sc.

Round 10. Repeat round 9.

Round 11. Ch 1, 2 sc in last dtr made previous row, * ch 7. 2 sc in next loop, ch 2, 3 cluster sts with ch 3 between each cluster st in next loop, ch 2, 2 sc in next loop, ch 7, 2 sc in next loop*, repeat between * * 6 times, ch 7, 2 s  in next loop, ch 2, 3 cluster sts with ch 3 between each cluster st in next loop, ch 2, 2 sc in next loop, ch 2, 1 dtr in 1st sc.

Round 12. Ch 1, 2 sc in last dtr made previous row, * ch 8, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, sk 1 loop. 2 sc in next loop, ch 5, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, sk 1 loop, 2 sc in next loop*, repeat between * * 6 times, ch 8, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, sk 1 loop, 2 sc in next loop, ch 5, 2 sc in next loop, ch 3, 1 dtr in 1st sc.

Round 13. Ch 1, 2 sc in last dtr made previous row, * ch 3, 3 cluster sts with ch 3 between each cluster st in next loop, ch 3, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, 2 sc in next loop*, repeat between * * 6 times, ch 3, 3 cluster sts with ch 3 between each cluster st in next loop, ch 3. 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, 2 sc in next loop, ch 3, 1 dtr in 1st sc.

Round 14. Ch 1, 2 sc in last dtr made previous row, * ch 8, skip 1 loop, 2 sc in next loop, ch 5, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, skip 1 loop, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, 2 sc in next loop*, repeat between * * 6 times, ch 8, skip 1 loop, 2 sc in next loop, ch 5, 2 sc in next loop, ch 8, skip 1 loop, 2 sc in next loop, ch 3, 1 dtr c in 1st sc.

Round 15. Ch 1, 2 sc in last dtr made previous row, * ch 8, 2 sc in next loop*, repeat between ** to end, ending with 1 sl st in 1st sc.

Round 16. Sl st to next loop, ch 1, 4 sc, ch 3, 4 sc in same loop, ch 2, *4 sc, ch 3, 4 sc in next loop, ch 2*, repeat between * * all around to end, ending with 1 sl st in 1st sc.

Round 17. Repeat row 4 except repeat between ** 30 times.

Round 18. Ch 3, sl st in same space, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 loop, ch 6, 1 sl st in 4th ch from hook for picot, ch 2, 1 sc over next ch 3 loop, ch 3, sl st in next cluster st, ch 3, sl st in same space*, repeat between * * all around to end, ending with sl st in 1st st.

Spider Web Crochet

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Spider web crochet headband with twist FREE pattern

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Crochet Material

Crochet hook: 3.0 mm

Yarn: Any.

Sewing needle.

Scissors.

Crochet Special Stitches. 

Crochet Spider Stitch. 

spiders web crochet stitch

Crochet Lacey Head Band Pattern.

Skill level: Easy

This pattern uses UK Stitch abbreviation.

Ch 57, join with sl st to form a ring.

Ch 5, sk 4 chs on ring, *1 tr in next ch, (ch 1, sk 2 ch, 1 tr in next ch) x 2, ch 4, sk 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 3 ch*, repeat beteen **, end with dc in ch, sk 2 ch, sl st in next ch. Twist.

Ch 5, * sk 4 ch, (1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr) in next tr, sk 1 ch, 1 tr in next tr, sk 1 ch, (1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr) in next tr, ch 2, sk 4 ch, 1 tr in dc, ch 2*, repeat between **, end with 1 tr in last dc.

Ch 5, *1 htr in tr, ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 dc in tr, 1 sl st in next tr, 1 dc in next tr, ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 htr in tr, ch 2, 1 tr in tr, ch 2, sk 2 ch* repeat between **, end with 1 tr in last dc.

Ch 5, 1 htr in htr, ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 dc in dc, ch 1, sk 1 sl st, 1 dc in dc, ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 htr in htr, ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 tr in tr, ch 2*, repeat between ** , end with 1 tr in tr.

Ch 5, *1 tr in htr, 1 tr in dc, ch, 1 tr in ch sp, ch 1, 1 tr in dc, 1 tr in htr, ch 4, 1 tr in tr, ch 4, 1 tr in htr*, repeat between **, end with 1 tr in tr.

Ch 5, 1 tr in tr, ch 2, *3 tr tog with 1 dc*, ch 2, 1 tr in tr, ch 4, 1 tr in tr, ch 4, 1 tr in tr*, repeat between **, end with 1 tr in tr.

Ch 5, 1 tr in tr, *ch 1, sk dc, 1 tr in tr, ch 4, 1 tr in tr, ch 4, 1 tr in tr*, repeat between **, end with sl st in tr. Fasten off.

An alternative way of wearing the crochet headband.

The twisting of the work creates a multiple way of wearing this piece.

crochet headband twist

Crochet Headband on Paul the Psychic Octopus

Click on text or image to get this crochet Octopus pattern. 

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Crochet Lace Headband ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Click on text or image to get this lacey headband crochet pattern.

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