Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Vibrant V-Stitch Square





This lovely, openwork afghan square is super quick to stitch, and is a great stash-buster project.  Change colors every 2 rows to create a lovely, colorful afghan.

The instructions are for a 12" square, but you can make ANY size square.  You could even repeat the pattern endlessly to create a large afghan!



Yarn:  2 colors of any Worsted Weight yarn.  Sample shown using Red Heart Sparkle Soft.

Materials:  I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Gauge:  8 sts and 3 Rows = 2"

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  A - color A, B - color B, ch - chain, dc - double crochet, sl st - slip stitch, st(s) - stitch(es)

Special Stitch:  V-st (v-stitch) = (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Notes:
  1. A ch-3 at the beginning of a Round counts as a dc.
  2. A ch-4 at the beginning of a Round counts as a dc + ch-1.
  3. Square is made with Right Side facing at all times.
Instructions:

With A, make magic ring.
Round 1:  Ch 4, dc in ring, ch 3, [V-st in ring, ch 3] three times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 4 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.
Round 2:  Sl st into ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same space, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, *V-st in V-st, (V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 12 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.  Fasten off A.
Round 3:  Join B with sl st in any corner ch-3 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, V-st) in same space, V-st in next 3 V-sts, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, V-st in next 3 V-sts; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 20 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.
Round 4:  Sl st over to corner ch-3 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, V-st) in same space, V-st in next 5 V-sts, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, V-st in next 5 V-sts; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 28 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.  Fasten off B.
Round 5:  Join A with sl st in any corner ch-3 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, V-st) in same space, V-st in next 7 V-sts, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, V-st in next 7 V-sts; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 36 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.
Round 6:  Sl st over to corner ch-3 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, V-st) in same space, V-st in next 9 V-sts, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, V-st in next 9 V-sts; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 44 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.  Fasten off A.
Round 7:  Join B with sl st in any corner ch-3 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, V-st) in same space, V-st in next 11 V-sts, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, V-st in next 11 V-sts; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 52 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.
Round 8:  Sl st over to corner ch-3 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, V-st) in same space, V-st in next 13 V-sts, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, V-st in next 11 V-sts; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 60 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.  Fasten off B.
Round 9:  Join A with sl st in any corner ch-3 space, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, V-st) in same space, V-st in next 15 V-sts, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in corner ch-3 space, V-st in next 15 V-sts; repeat from * two more times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 -- 68 V-sts, 4 ch-3 corners.  Repeat one more time in the same manner, if needed for width.  Otherwise, fasten off A.
Block to 12" square.


 © 2015 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Pattern of the Week: Sam Mittens




This week's Pattern of the Week is the Sam Mittens!

The Sam Mittens can be made as Mittens or Fingerless Gloves. The pattern includes Toddler, Child & Adult sizes, and gives tips for customizing your mittens. The color combinations are endless, and they’re perfect for the whole family!

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Happy Crocheting!
 Danyel

Sunday, October 4, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Owls




Owls are super adorable and popular!
Add some cute and colorful owls to your wardrobe or home decor!
Click the links to view each pattern!  Enjoy!

#1.  Baby Owl Ornaments (free) by Josephine Wu
These 2" ornaments are great as party favors, key chains, and more!

#2.  Owl Stuffy (free) by Cre8tion Crochet
Perfect for little ones to cuddle!

#3.  Crazy Owl Hat by Danyel Pink Designs
Use any color combos, and make a fun owl hat for the whole family!

#4.  Owl Pillow by One and Two Company
This adorable pillow makes a great gift for just about anyone!

#5.  Owl Tote-em by The Hat & I
This silly tote will make a OOAK purse or trick-or-treat bag!

Happy Crocheting!
 Danyel