Sunday, April 06, 2008

Marthe's blanket

Marthe is my boyfriend's mum, and this is her blanket:

Here's the pattern:

1st row: Ch 187

2: In 3rd ch from hook hdc. Hdc all row.

3: Hdc

4: Ch 4, sk next st, in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 st, in next dc*. From * to * rest of row. End with dc in last stitch.

5: hdc

6: ch 3, 2 hdc, *cluster og 5 dc’s, 3 hdc*. From * to * til end of row. End with 3 hdc’s.

7: hdc

8: Same as 4th row.

9: hdc. Let the end hang.

10: With colour 2, hdc all row.

11: Pick up end of colour 1 and crochet from same end as row 10. Ch 2. *Fpdc in next st 2 rows down, sk st behind, sc in next*. From * to * row out.

12: hdc.

13: With colour 3: Ch 3. Make *puff stitch with three yo’s – draw loop through all loops on hook, ch 1. Sk next stitch*.

14: Start from same end as row 13. With colour 4, sc all row. (Fluffy yarn).

15: Like row 13.

16: With colour 1, hdc.

17: Sc

18: From same side as row 10. hdc, colour 2.

19: Like row 11.

Repeat row 3-19.

I alternated between 2 different colour panels, but that is entirely up to you. :)

Kitty herb-curtain

This curtain I made to protect the herbs in my kitchen window.

I haven't written a pattern, but here's the graph:

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


This is my little cuddlefish!

I didn't write down a proper pattern, but here is a general manual on how to make it:
I used a 4.5 mm hook and fun fur, and some thick blue yarn that was a leftover without a label, but probably some kind of wool-acrylic blend.

It’s made starting at the mouth. I chained maybe 8 stitches of the wool. (It could be less, I can’t count the stitches through the fun fur, it’s hopeless. Lol!)

1: sc 16 in the ring. Leave a long end hanging to make the lips puffier with later.

2: Switch to fur yarn. Sc 1 in each stitch, but since the fish is not round as a ball but flattens at the sides, you have to add two stitches at the top of the ring, and two at the bottom on every round. I did it by sc’ing three stitches in one.

3: Because of the fur yarn, there’s no need to do nice invisible row changes, so I didn’t join with a ch, I just started crocheting in rounds. Each row adding two stitches at the top and the bottom, until it’s the size you want.

Then just continue without adding for maybe 10-15 rows (or as long as you want the middle part to be) after which you start decreasing. It’s the same as the front, but instead of adding two, you just crochet three stitches together. I do it like this: insert hook, yo, pull through, insert hook in next, yo, pt, insert hook in next, yo, then pull through all the loops on the hook.

At some point before the hole gets too small, you’ll have to start stuffing the fish.

When you’ve decreased until you have some 10 stitches left, you just go a round of decreases as described above. When the fish has the shape and amount of stuffing you want it to, close off and weave in the end.

I made the lips puffier by sewing with the thick yarn around the ring a couple of times. At the end I drew the string inside the ring and pulled at it until they stuck out as much as I could make them.

The fins were improvised, something like this:


Ch 8

1: sc 8

2: sc 3, sc 2 stitches in next, sc 3, sc 2 in next.

3: Continue to increase with 2 sc’s on each row until the middle, then start decreasing again.

You’ll need two parts, I stitched them together before sewing them on to the fish.

Top fin:

Ch 16

1: Sc 16

2: decrease at the middle of the ring with one stitch on each row. When it’s about 8 rows high, flip inside out and close the hole with slip stitches.

Flip outside out again, and sew onto fish

Small fins on lower side:

Ch 10

1: sc 10

2: decrease one stitch on opposite sides of the fin

When you’re down to 6 stitches left, close off and sew on to fish.

The eyes were just two crocheted white circles, with two smaller dark blue circles sewed on to them.

Yep, lots of explaining. So don't hestitate to ask! :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


You need an amount of stitches that is dividable by 4+2. I used 82, and a 3 mm hook.

The yarn is a cotton blend.

1. row: 1 dc in 4th ch. from hook. *2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in both of the next two ch*. Repeat from * to * until end of row.

2. row. Add another colour. 2 ch, *1. dc in each of the two ch that were skipped in previous row (below), 2 ch*, repeat from * to * until end of row. End with one ch. instead of 2, crochet 1 slipstitch in 3rd of the three ch that begun row 1.

3. row: Add third colour. 3 ch, 1 dc in the skipped stitch from previous row, *2 ch, 1 dc in the two skipped ch's from previous row*. Repeat from * to * until end of row.

4. row: Add new colour or use one of the previous again. Crochet like row 2.

Cotton blend Shawl

Shawl for my boyfriend's mum!

Your number of stitches has to be dividable by 6+7.

This yarn is also a cotton blend, and calls for a 6 mm hook.

First row: 1 dc in 7th ch from hook. *2 ch, skip 2, 1 sc in the next stitch, 2 ch, skip 2. Crochet '1 dc, 5 ch, 1 dc'* in the next stitch. Repeat from * to * until end of row.

Row 2: 7 ch. Crochet 1 sc in the chain of 5, then 2 ch, '1dc, 5 ch, 1 dc in the next stitch, 2 ch. repeat from * to *, end with 1 sc in the 'turning-chain' of the last row.

Rest: Repeat row 2, but only make 1 dc in the last sc of each row, and then 5 ch, and one sc in the edge. Start next row with 1 ch and 1 cs in the first chain of ch's. Continue until all stitches have been taken in.

White scarf

This is a scarf I made for my sister for Christmas.

It's very easy, that bit of crocheting fun is over with all too quickly. But that makes it a good choice for a last minute Xmas present.

The stitch combination is called star-pattern. To make a scarf, you need an amount of stitches divisible by 4+1 and 3 ch to turn with. I used 24 stitches, and a size 3.5 mm hook.

Row 1: 1 dc in 8th ch. from hook, (1 ch, 1 dc) 3 times in same stitch, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch, (1 ch, 1 dc) 3 times in same stitch, repeat until end of row, 1 dc in the last ch. Turn with 3 ch.

Row 2: 1 dc in the middle ch in the dc-ch "cluster". (1 ch, 1 dc) 3 times in the same stitch. Repeat until end of row.1 dc in the last ch. Turn with 3 ch.

Repeat row 2 for as long as you want the scarf to be.

Final row: 5 ch, 1 sc in the middle ch in the ch-dc cluster, *3 ch, 1 sc in the middle of the next cluster*, repeat from * to * until end of row. End with one dc in the last ch.