Patterns


Out teacher allowed us to post this on our blog, the handout from class night.

Out teacher allowed us to post this on our blog, the handout from class night.

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By JANICE CLARK, for JPL Chat n Craft meeting held on 08/20/2012 with help from CAROL SNYDER

white – red heart pounder 16 ounces, 4 ply.

Crochet hook size US I/9/5.50 mm.

TREE PATTERN:

With white chain 47, chain one turn.

NOTE:  From this point on all stitches are half double crochet.

1st row: In second stitch from hook do 2 half double crochet then do 1 half double crochet in each of the next stitch, then do 1 half double crochet, chain one, then 1 half double crochet, then 5 half double crochet in next 5 chains, then 1 half double crochet, chain one, 1 half double crochet, (do this 5 more times), then 1 half double crochet in each chain stitch, then 2 half double crochet in last stitch, chain one and turn.

2nd row: Do 2 half double crochet in top of first stitch then 1 half double crochet until you get to first half double crochet, chain one, half double crochet, then you do another half double crochet, chain one, half double crochet in that top stitch, then continue doing 1 half double crochet in each top stitch until the next half double crochet, chain one, half double crochet, then do the same until the end and then in last stitch from end do 2 half double crochet, chain one and turn.

Continue repeating Row 2 until you have decided how big your tree skirt will be.

Last 2 rows of tree skirt are as follows: * One half-double crochet, chain one, one half-double crochet in first loop, skip 2nd loop then one half-double crochet, chain one, one half-double crochet in 3rd loop, then skip next loop, repeat from * until end of row, chain one turn

** Do half-double crochet in middle of first “V”, chain one and half-double crochet in the same “V”, repeat ** until  end of row and finish off.

How to Make a Half Double Crochet Stitch

Yarn over hook.
Insert hook in the next stitch to be worked.
Yarn over hook.
Pull yarn through stitch.
Yarn over hook.
Pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook (one half double crochet made).

A. To make Christmas balls to applique onto tree skirt =
1.    Cut paper rounds for a pattern, sizes Small, Medium, Large.
2.    Cut 1 large, medium and small in red material.
3.    Cut 1 large, medium and small in blue material.
4.    Cut 1 large, medium and small in green material.
5.    Cut 1 large, medium and small in yellow material.

B.  After the balls are cut from the material take clear liquid fabric fusion and lightly edge each ball.  That way the material will not frazzle out.  To sew the balls onto the skirt I took embroidery thread to match the material and a thread of gold and threaded them together through the needle.  I used a blanket stitch around the ball to sew them down making sure not to go through to the back of the skirt.

There will be eight triangles in the white skirt.  Place 1 large (any color) round in 1 triangle, then place 1 medium and 1 small round (any color) in the 2nd triangle, then 1 large in the 3rd triangle and then 1 medium and 1 small in the 4th triangle, and so on until all rounds are in each triangle.

C.  To make toppers for balls use any type ribbon of choice but in red, green, yellow, and blue colors.  Cut ribbon to size for bow, fold into bow then cut a 4 inch piece of ribbon in same color and put a jingle bell on the 4 inch piece of ribbon and tie with knot then take the same 4 inch piece of ribbon and tie it around bow.  Then sew the bow to the top of the ball.  It makes the gold topper for the Christmas ball.  Match the ribbon to the material.  Make a string on the ribbon so that it makes a curly ribbon hanging down.  I made a one loop string bow for the small ball, a two loop string bow for the medium ball and a three loop string bow for the large ball.  I used clear liquid fabric fusion to make sure the knot stayed put then sewed the knot to the top of the ball then used the fabric fusion to the string.  It will not come undone.

D.  At the tip of each triangle I made another string bow, using any color and one bell.  I made a two loop string bow, then cut a 4 inch piece of matching ribbon, slipped a bell onto it and then tied the 4 inch ribbon onto the bow, then slipped the ends of the 4 inch ribbon through a loop at the tip of the triangle and tied it in the back of the white crochet loop.  Then I left the ends on either side loose and just put a bit of fabric fusion to the back to make sure it would not come loose.

It’s actually called Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves that were designed by Jill Toporkiewicz (PugMama), 2008. I can’t wait to try making these.

Try making these!

I’ve decided to make mine reversible so I picked 2 different fabrics that go with my bias tape and bought a little extra so I could put pockets on both sides.

The pattern has been decided: Simplicity 4282 E

The one in the middle

The pattern calls for 1 1/8 yards of 45″ fabric, but I’m going to get 1 1/2 yards because I want more pockets and I think I’m going to get 2 different fabric (1 1/2 yards each) so I can make it reversible. It also calls for 3 1/2 yard of 1/4″ wide Double Fold Bias Tape. That will have to be a coordinating color that works with both my fabrics for me. The pattern also calls for 3/8 yard of 1″ wide flat eyelet. Not sure I’m going to do that until after I pick out the fabric I’m going to use.

The back of the pattern shows what the apron looks like laying flat:

Remember you will be bringing in your sewing machine for that class. So please practice using it before then. Bring whatever thread you want to sew with along with your fabric, bias tape, scissors, etc.

It will be exciting to see what fabric everyone brings and how the same pattern will look different on each of us.

Insertion Worked in Tatting

Beeton’s Book of Needlework was originally published in Great Britain in 1870 by Ward, Lock and Tyler.

Instructions below as per the original.

For modern tatters, oval means ring and purl means picot.

This strip of insertion is worked with two cottons. Work with the cotton in the left hand over that in the right hand. Both ends of cotton are fastened together at the beginning by a knot. First work one half of the insertion the long way in the following manner:–1 plain, 1 purl, 1 plain (the purl must be very short); turn the purl downwards, 6 double, 1 purl, * 6 double, 1 purl, 1 plain, which must all be turned upwards; then turn the work so that the upper edge is turned downwards; work 6 double, fastened on to the last purl turned downwards (the fastening of the stitches is made with the thread in the right hand); a loop turned upwards is thus formed; turn the work downwards, draw the cotton in right hand underneath that in left hand, and work 6 double, 1 purl, 6 double, all turned upwards; fasten these stitches on 1st purl turned [10] downwards. In this pattern 1st of border pattern is thus completed; turn it downwards, 8 double, 1 purl, 8 double, 1 purl, 1 plain, turn work downwards, 6 double, fastened on last purl of last pattern, turned up. Repeat from *. When the insertion is of sufficient length, work the other half in same manner, and fasten it on the 1st half by means of purl stitches between the 8 double stitches twice repeated.

  • Designed by: Isabella Beeton

Let us know if you try this one and how it worked out.

Tatted Christmas Tree

A lovely Christmas Tree pattern suitable for beginners, with pine-tree like picot needles. A perfect ornament for the holidays!

Rings, Picots and Chains is all it is.

I prefer to make useful items, so I’m really pleased with this little tree. You can use it as an ornament for your tree, a decoration for a gift, an embellishment on clothing or Christmas quilts, or you can thread ribbon through it to make it into a bookmark. Add beads to it to make it sparkle, too.

I purposely made the branches so they looked thick and “fluffy”. I tried at first to join more picots or to add a few less so you could see each individual one, but it just didn’t have the right effect. Pine trees have needles going every which way, so I thought the tatting should look similar.

This pattern is beginner level and uses one shuttle (or needle).

ds double stitch R ring Ch chain
p picot j join lj lock join (join using shuttle thread)

Instructions:

Lower branch

R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds close
Leave 1/2″ thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Leave 1/2″ thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Repeat last R 2 times more to make clover leaf
LJ to closest open thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
LJ to next open thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close, turn
Ch: 12ds p 12ds, turn

Middle branch

R: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to center p of last R on lower branch (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds close
Leave 1/2″ thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R 3ds p 3ds j to cp of next R on lower branch (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds close
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Repeat last R once more to make clover leaf
LJ to open thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close, turn
Ch: 12ds p 12ds, turn

Upper branch

R: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to center p of last R on middle branch (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds close
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Repeat last R once more to make clover leaf, turn
Ch: 10ds p 3ds, turn

Tree top

R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of last R on upper branch (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds close
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Repeat last R once more to make clover leaf, turn
Ch: 3ds j to p on last Ch, 10ds, turn

Upper branch

R: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to 4th p of previous R (3ds p) 2 times, close
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Repeat last R once more to make clover leaf, turn
Ch: 12ds j to p of next Ch, 12ds, turn

Middle branch

R: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to center p of last R on upper branch (3ds p) 2 times, close
Leave 1/2″ thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Repeat last R 2 times more to make clover leaf
LJ to open thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close, turn
Ch: 12ds j to p of next Ch, 12ds, turn

Lower branch

R: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to center p of last R on middle branch (3ds p) 2 times, close
Leave 1/2″ thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R , 3ds p 3ds j to center p of next R on middle branch (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds close
Leave 1/2″ thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
Repeat last R 2 times more to make clover leaf
LJ to closest open thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
LJ to next open thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close, turn
Ch: 10ds p 3ds, turn

Tree base

R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of last R on lower branch (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds close
Leave 1/2″ thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds close
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close
LJ to next open thread
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to center p of first R made in first lower branch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds j to p of previous Ch, 10ds

Cut and tie.

If you prefer looking at the diagram

Copyright 2007 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.


We’ve had several requests for this pattern. My Mom gave me the pattern that she made from an antique hot pad that was found in a church basement. She took it apart to see how it was made. It’s double thick.

(If you would like to make a different size, measure diagonal across the size square you would like to make and make a chain that long before starting the rest of these instructions.)

Use a G hook and cotton yarn (nothing that would melt from heat)

Chain 36

SC (single crochet) in 2nd chain and all the way around chain with 3 SC at bottom of chain.

Working on back loop, SC 15 rounds.

After crocheting all rows

Stop on side and slip yarn through.

Leave 12 inch tail. Turn to right side and fold into square.

See the diagnal opening?

Whipstitch edge together with tail.

The completed hotpad/trivet

If you want to see more pictures and step by step instructions go to:

http://www.mielkesfarm.com/diagonal_hotpad.htm

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