Monday, July 7, 2014

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Crochet Mood Blanket - July Square - by Pukado

After last months craziness with my June Square, I’m a bit scared now hahaha Not sure if I can make another big hit! But then, this is my 7th square this year already and I’m happy how it turned out!


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For my blanket I use Stylecraft DK and hook size 4.5mm. For the example in this pattern I use different colors of Catania and Phildar and hook size 4mm.

I hope you like this one as much as the last 6 squares!

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R1, MC, 12DC in MC


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R2, *Puffstitch, CH1* repeat in each st around (pull up loop 4 times per puff stitch)


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R3, *SLST in CH1Space, CH4, SLST in same CH1Space, SLST in next CH1Space* repeat around


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R4, *4SC in CH4Space, CH1* repeat around


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R5, *(3HDC, CH1) in next CH1Space, (4HDC, CH2) in next CH1Space, (4DC, CH1) in next CH1Space* repeat around


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R6, (R4 ended in the first  CH1Space on the side, so that’s where I pick up again), 3DC in CH1Space, 6DC in next CH1Space, *(6DC, CH2, 6DC) in neaxt CH2Space, 6DC in next 2 CH1Spaces* repeat around, last series you will add 3DC to first CH1Space to complete the series. Do not fasten off, you will continue R7 in same color.


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R6, *CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SLST in corner CH2Space, CH3, SLST in same corner space, CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SC on top of next shell* repeat around


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R7, SLST into next CH3Space, CH2, 3HDC in same CH3Space, *4HDC in each of next CH3Spaces until you reach a corner, 2HDC, CH2, 2HDC in corner space* repeat all around, SLST to first HDC.


Fasten off with invisble join, weave in all ends.


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You are free to create from the pattern and sell the creations.
Please do not copy, rewrite, resell or distribute as your own, this is prohibited.
Please give credit to my page for the pattern and if you sell finished items online,
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Crochainting - Crochet and a Canvas - Tutorial by Pukado

I just finished my flower cushion cover and I was loving it. It looked so bright and happy. Then I spotted the canvas I had stuck in a corner, I had the idea of making something artsyfartsy for my living room wall. I wanted something bright and happy above the sofa. I had a million ideas, but none of them I was able to realise.


But then it hit me! Why not recreate the cushion cover on canvas? So I made a bunch of flowers and just went from there on.. and it worked and I'm totally in love with it! It's hanging above the sofa, injecting color and happiness in my living room!






The feedback I received on facebook/instagram was overwhelming and amazing. So I will be recreating the canvas, a bit smaller, as the original is 100cm by 70 cm.

And I just notice there is a flower missing in the original canvas! Haha! Will fix that!

The canvas I will be using for this is 30cm by 40cm.

Other supplies:

Yarn:
Phildar No3 or Catania in different colors for the flowers
Catania Grande for the flower stems

Crochet hook size 3.5mm
Yarn needle with a sharp point

Scissors

Glue gun or glue dots

Pencil and ruler

Step 1:

Take the width of your canvas and calculate how many flowers you will need.
I have 40cm and will add a flower every 4 or 5 cm, I like it a bit uneven. So I will need 8 flowers.
It will depend on how big your flowers are. I will only use 2Rounds flowers (so flowers created with only 2 DC or HDC rounds)

Crochet 8 flowers of your choice.



Draw lightly with a pencil lines on your canvas.



 Take your Green Catania Grande for the stems and your needle.

Insert needle from back to front, just above the wood on your line. Go around the canvas and insert your hook again from back to front.



Stitch along the line evenly (not too even, as nature is not always evenly as well).


For the leaves, insert needle to the side of the stem and stitch 3 times in the same stitch.



Repeat stitching along the lines, adding randomly leaves to the stem.



Back side of the canvas





With sticky dots or a glue gun attach flowers to canvas on top of stems. To make it secure, add some stitches to each centre of flower.



And you're done!






Copyright Patricia Stuart 2014 ©.
You are free to create from the pattern and sell the creations.
Please do not copy, rewrite, resell or distribute as your own, this is prohibited.
Please give credit to my shop for the pattern and if you sell finished items online,
please provide a link to the shop (www.pukado.etsy.com) for the pattern.
Thank you for your understanding.






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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 - June Square - by Pukado Free Pattern


End of the month again, I’m up to date with my blanket! And whipped up a new square to make in June. It’s a flowery one again and a bit more open. Made again with Stylecraft acrylic yarn and hook size 4.5mm


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But for the pattern I will be doing it a bit different. This square would be lovely with multiple colors, therefore I will be making the pictures of this pattern with vibrant colors from Phildar Phil No4 and hook size 3.5mm. Just to show you how pretty it can be with multiple colors.



I will join each row with an invisible join and weave in the ends.


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R1, MC, 12DC in MC - 12st



R2, *PopCorn stitch, CH1* in each st around - 24st


***Pop Corn Stitch -
4DC in same st, drop loop, insert hook in the first DC, grab loop and pull through first DC***



R3, *{DC, TRDown, DC cluster}, CH2* in each CH1Space - 12 CH2Spaces


***TRDown is a Triple Crochet around the post of DC of R1***


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R4, *(4HDC, CH1) in next CH2Space, (5HDC, CH2) in next CH2Space, (5DC, CH1) in next CH2Space* repeat around


R5, (R4 ended in the first  CH1Space onthe side, so that’s where I pick up again), 3DC in CH1Space, 6DC in next CH1Space, *(6DC, CH2, 6DC) in neaxt CH2Space, 6DC in next 2 CH1Spaces* repeat around, last series you will add 3DC to first CH1Space to complete the series. Do not fasten off, you will continue R6 in same color.


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R6, *CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SLST in corner CH2Space, CH3, SLST in same corner space, CH3, SC on top of the next shell, CH3, SC on top of next shell* repeat around


R7, SLST into next CH3Space, CH2, 3HDC in same CH3Space, *4HDC in each of next CH3Spaces until you reach a corner, 2HDC, CH2, 2HDC in corner space* repeat all around, SLST to first HDC.


Fasten off with invisble join, weave in all ends.


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You are free to create from the pattern and sell the creations.
Please do not copy, rewrite, resell or distribute as your own, this is prohibited.
Please give credit to my blog or Ravelry shop for the pattern and if you sell finished items online,
please provide a link to my blog or ravelry for the pattern.
Thank you for your understanding.


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Monday, May 19, 2014

Kokeshi Doll - Free Pattern by Pukado

Kokeshi Doll By Pukado


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Supplies




Yarn
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You can use any yarn you would like, The chunkier the yarn, the bigger the doll will be.


For the doll in this pattern I will use Phildar Coton 3 in 4 colors


Dress - Piscine
- Rosee
- Phildar Sunset Silver
(You can use another contrasting color instead of the silver, just make sure it’s the same weight as your coton)
Face and Hands - Perle
Hair - Noir


Hook size 2.5mm


Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch Markers


I have made another set as well with Drops Viscose. This will give you a nice soft and shiny dress. I used the same hook size. See image on last page.


This pattern is worked in rows. I use my Invisible Seam Technique to join the rows where I can, otherwise I will CH1 or CH2 to start a row and SLST to the first ST again to close the row . But you can use any way of joining you prefer.


Body




Use main color


R1, MC, CH2, 9HDC in MC, SLST to first DC - 10st
R2, 2HDC in each st - 20st


To set up your stitch for the next row, drop loop from hook, insert hook from back in the joining stitch, pick up loop, pull loop through from front to back, CH2
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R3, BPHDC in each st - 20st
R4, HDC in each st - 20st
R5, *2HDC, HDC in next 3st* - 25
R6, HDC in each st -25st
R7, *2HDC, HDC in next 4st* - 30st
R8, HDC in each st - 30st
You can fasten off or use a stitch marker.


2014-05-13 10.43.05.jpgChange color to Silver. As this is a thinner yarn, I will make 2 rows of Silver in the same stitch of R7. If you use yarn the same thickness as your main color, you can do just 1 row.


R9-R10, SC in each st of R7 - 30st
You can fasten off or use a stitch marker.


Change color to contrast color


R11, HDC in each st, use Back Loop only - 30st
Fasten off with invisible join


Change color to Silver. As this is a thinner yarn, I will make 2 rows of Silver in the same stitch of R11. If you use yarn the same thickness as your main color, you can do just 1 row.


R12-R13, SC in each st of R10 - 30st
Fasten off with invisible join


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R15, *HDCdec, HDC in next 4st - 25st


R16, *HDCdec, HDC in next 3st - 20st


R17, *HDCdec, HDC in next 2st - 15st


R18, CH2 and turn, HDC in the next 14st in Front Loop only, to make collar of dress, CH1, turn,  SC in same st, FPSC in each next st back to first st. fasten off, weave in ends


SLST with contrast color V neck on body and around collar.
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Sleeves




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Make 2 in main color


Work in continuous rounds, use stitch marker
Leave long tail for attaching later.


R1, MC, 10SC in MC - 10st
R2, HDC in each st - 10st
R3, 2HDC in next st, HDC in next 4st, 2HDC in next st, HDC in next 4st - 12st
R4, HDC dec, HDC in next 4st, 2HDC in next 2st, HDC in next 4st - 13st
R5, HDC dec, HDC in next 4st, 2HDC in next 2st, HDC in next 3st, HDC dec -13st
R6, HDC dec, HDC in next 4st, 2HDC in next 3st, HDC in next 4st - 15st
R7, HDC in next 7st, 2HDC in next 2st, HDC in next 5st, 2HDC in next - 18st
R8, 2HDC in next, HDC in next 3st, SC in next 3st, SLST in next 2 st, join with invisible join and weave in end - 11st - you will have 20st now in total
Edge around with Silver. SLST to R7 or R8, on the back of the sleeve.
R9, SC in each st of R7 and R8, 2SC on top of the 2HDC of R7 and R8  - 22st


Attach sleeves to body around shoulders with a few stitches. Top 4 rows of sleeve lines up with R15 of body. Space between sleeves on back is 6st.


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Back piece




In contrast color
Leave a long tail


2014-05-13 13.31.05.jpgR1, CH18,HDC  in third CH from hook, HDC in next 15CH - 16st
R2-R4, HDC in each st - 16st


Add a row of SC on each side of the back piece with main color
Weave in all ends, except tail end. Use tail end to stitch short sides of back piece together.
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Strap, with contrast color:
R1, Ch16, HDC in third CH from hook, HDC in next 13CH


Edge around with Silver
R2, SC in each st of R1 on both sides


2014-05-13 13.54.19.jpgSew strap on back piece with a couple of stitches.
Add back piece to body, strap and stripe lining up, secure with a few stitches.


Stuff body with filling


Hands




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Work in continuous rounds
R1, MC, 4SC in MC - 4st
R2, 2SC, SC, 2SC, SC - 6st
R3-R5, SC in each st - 6st


Do not use filling. Place hand in each sleeve and sew on.


Head




2014-05-13 15.43.37.jpgSLST to first st to join each row, CH1 to begin


R1, MC, 5SC in MC - 5st
R2, 2SC in each st - 10st
R3, *2SC, SC in next st* repeat around - 15st
R4, *2SC, SC in next 2st* repeat around - 20st
R5, *2SC, SC in next 3st* repeat around - 25st
R6, *2SC, SC in next 9st* repeat around, last series has only SC in last 4st - 28st
R7-R8, SC in each st - 28st
R9, *SCdec, SC in next 9st* repeat around, last series has only SC in last 4st - 25st
R10, *SCdec, SC in next 3st* repeat around - 20st
R11, *SCdec, SC in next 2st* repeat around - 15st
R12, *SCdec, SC in next 3st* repeat around - 12st
R13-R15, SC in each st - 12st


Hair





SLST to first st to join each row, CH1 to begin


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R1, MC, 5SC in MC - 5st
R2, 2SC in each st - 10st
R3, *2SC, SC in next st* repeat around - 15st
R4-R7, SC in each st - 15st
R8, FPSC in each st - 15st
R9, *2SC, SC in next 2st* repeat around - 20st
R10, *2SC, SC in next 3st* repeat around - 25st
R11, *2SC, SC in next 9st* repeat around, last series has only SC in last 4st - 28st
R12-R13, HDC in each st - 28st
R14, CH2, HDC in same st, HDC in next 19st - 20st
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R15, CH2, HDC in same st, HDC in next 18st, 2HDC in last st - 21st
R16, CH2 and turn, HDC in same st, HDC in next 9st, HDC dec, HDC in next 9st - 20st


Fasten off, leave a long tail. Stuff filling in top part of the hair.






Flower




2014-05-13 20.11.29.jpgR1, with main color, MC, 5SC, join with invisible join - 6st, leave long tails


2014-05-13 20.13.16.jpgR2, SLST with Silver to st, *CH2, 4DC in same st, CH2, SLST in same st, SLST in next st* repeat for all 6st to create the 6 petals. Leave one long tail to stitch petals to hair


Fasten off, weave in ends.


Assembly Head




Place flower on top of seam of the hair, with the main color tails, wrap around the top part of the hair a couple of times. Stitch flower in place.


Stitch with the silver tail and small stitches, the petals in place on the hair.


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Place head on body and stitch with main color in place.


Place hair on top of head and stitch secure with a couple of stitches with the tail. Use the tail to stitch the eyes in place. Weave in ends.


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Copyright Patricia Stuart 2014 ©.
You are free to create from the pattern and sell the creations.
Please do not copy, rewrite, resell or distribute as your own, this is prohibited.
Please give credit to my shop for the pattern and if you sell finished items online,
please provide a link to the shop (www.pukado.etsy.com) for the pattern.
Thank you for your understanding.






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