Monday, March 20, 2017

Crochet Easter basket free pattern

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Hey everybody, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent working on a few WIPs and starting some new projects. Nowadays I don't seem to be doing anything else other than crocheting. The past few days had been really hectic with launching the new website. I spent almost my entire waking hours in front of the computer, was sleeping less and binging on sweets and the result shows in the size of my waist :(

Anyway here is a free mini Easter basket pattern for you.

This basket measures 6 inches long, 2.25 inches wide and 2 inches high using worsted weight yarn and size 2.00 mm crochet hook.

The pattern is written using standard American terms.


Materials 

Worsted weight yarn and E/3.5 mm crochet hook for the basket
Lace weight yarn in two colors and 2.00 mm crochet hook for the trimming
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Beads (optional)

Abbreviations used:

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
cluster - double crochet (UK - treble) 2 sts worked together in same stitch

You can purchase the PDF version of the pattern from here for $0.89.
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Instruction:

Basket

Work the first 4 rounds continuously without joining at the end of each round.
Round 1: Ch 22, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 19 ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc in next 20 ch on the other side (44 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts (50 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times. sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 2 times (56 sts).
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times (62 sts)
Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st], sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 19 sts, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st], 2 times (68 sts). Join with a sl st to next st.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the back loops of each st around (68 sts). Join with a sl st to next st.
Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), cluster in same st, ch 1, skip next st, repeat [cluster in next st, ch 1, skip next st] around. Join with a sl st to 1st cluster.
Round 8: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 1, repeat [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.
Round 9: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, cluster in same space, ch 1, repeat [cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1] around. Join with a sl st to 1st cluster.
Round 10: Repeat round 8.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc and in each ch-1 space around. Join and fasten off. Weave in all the loose ends.

Handle

Ch 44, sc in each ch across. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Trimming

Using lace weight yarn and 2.00 mm crochet hook

Leaf cord

*Ch 13, sl st in the 6th and 7th ch from hook (forms a leaf)*. Repeat from * to * 17 more times or for a length of about one and half times the circumference of the basket. Wrap it around the basket to check the length. When you have reached the needed length work 4 ch after the last leaf, **sl st in 3 ch, sl st in 3 ch after the leaf, ch 7, sl st in the 6th and 7th ch from hook** (forms a leaf on the other side).  Repeat from ** to ** until the end.

Plain cord

Using another color make chains to measure the length of the leaf cord. Do not fasten off. Starting from one end twist it around the leaf cord loosely. If necessary make more number of chains. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends. 

Finishing

Sew the handle.
Sew the twisted cords around the basket and decorate with beads. 


Hope you enjoy the pattern. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thick and thin

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Last time when I visit my local yarn store I found this thick and thin yarn. I had never seen this yarn before in Delhi, so I bought two hanks of the only color that he had. I wanted to try knitting with this yarn, After knitting and frogging for about 7 or 8 times I finally managed to get into the groove. I'm not sure what I am going to make. I was planning to make a scarf but I don't think two hanks are going to be enough and I don't know if I'll be able to find more of this yarn in the yarn store. So for now I'll continue to knit until I run out of yarn, then I'll think about what to do with it. 

Have you ever worked with thick and thin yarn? Do you enjoy working with it?  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

New web store and great discounts!

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I am so excited and happy to announce the launch of my new web store www.tlhpatterns.com All of you are invited to look around and give your opinion. I would like to hear what you think. Do you find it easy to navigate and look for what you want? I am still learning and I would like to improve based on your opinions. 
Also, there are huge discounts. I'm offering 50% off on all patterns and it's going to be a month long celebration! So don't miss it.

Have a great day!
  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Messy bun hat - free pattern

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Hey everybody, here is a free pattern for you today. I have been seeing messy bun hats or ponytail hats everywhere lately and decided to jump on the bandwagon though a little late. I know there are already plenty of patterns on the internet but I wanted to use this beautiful texture stitch and a ponytail hat seemed to be right choice to use it. So here is it.

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You will need bulky weight yarn and size J/6 mm and I/5.5 mm crochet hooks.
Skill level - Intermediate
Gauge - 10 sc = 4 inches with J/6.00 mm hook

Abbreviations used
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
fpdc - front post double crochet

Note:
  • The pattern is for an adult size hat. 
  • The pattern is written using standard American terms.
  • The hat is worked top down.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of each round will not be counted as a stitch.
  • Finish each round by joining the last st with a sl st to the 1st stitch.
  • Use J/6.00 mm crochet hook for the body and I/5.00 mm hook for the brim

Instruction:
Using J/6.00 mm crochet hook ch 24, join the last ch with a sl st to the 1st ch being careful not to twist the chains.
Round 1: Ch 1, dc in each ch around. Join (25 sts)
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in previous st (first cross stitch), **skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in the skipped st (forms cross stitch)** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round (12 cross stitches)
Round 3: Ch , dc in same st, **skip next ch-1 space, fpdc in next dc, ch 1, dc in the skipped ch-1 space, dc in next dc** Repeat from ** to ** around finishing the round with a cross stitch. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc.
Round 4: Ch 1, **2 dc in next dc, skip next dc and ch-1 space, fpdc in next dc, ch 1, dc in the skipped dc** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc.
Round 5: Ch 1, **dc in next 2 dc, skip next st and ch-1 space, fpdc in next st, ch 1, dc in the skipped st** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc.
Round 6: Repeat round 5 until the hat measures about 6 inches high.

Brim (Change to I/5.5 mm crochet hook)
Round 1: Ch 1, [dc in 3 dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc in fpdc] around. Join with a sl st to the 1st dc.
Round 2: Ch 1, [fpdc in next st, dc in next st] around. Join.
Round 3: Ch 1, [fpdc in fpdc, dc in dc] around. Join.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join and fasten off. Weave in all the loose ends.


I hope you enjoy the pattern. 

Do check out these great free messy bun hat patterns here, here, and here. Also, there are lots more to choose from here on Allfreecrochet.com Have fun making your hat.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Winners of the monster hat pattern

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The winners of the monster hat pattern are
Theola Hiway
Margaret Morgan
Robyn Wilkie 
Andrea
Congratulations!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monster hat pattern giveaway

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Aren't these monsters adorable? The monster hat pattern is not my latest pattern, it's an old one but I have given it a new look. There are 6 sizes included ranging from newborn to adult. Do you like monster hats? Do you want a free pattern? I made these hats in 3 brilliant colors and though I like all of them there is one which is my favourite. All you have to do is 
go to my facebook page
like my post 
leave a comment below stating which one is your favourite. 
Whoever's favourite matches with mine will get the pattern for free.
Giveaway closes on Saturday, 18th February 9 AM EST.  
All the best!

The giveaway is now closed.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Drawing in alphabetical order

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A is for ...


B is for ...


Right now I don't have anything related to crochet to show you, so I let you peek into my sketch book. I bought this sketchbook in June 2015 and so far I have done only 10 other drawings excluding the alphabetical series. I think I'll become an old lady by the time I reach "Z"

I have changed my shops' name to  TLH Patterns (abbreviation for the lazy hobbyhopper) and I am now in the process of updating the patterns. It's going to take a long time to update all the patterns in all my 3 shops but anyway I'm enjoying it.

That's all for now. Have a nice day!  
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