Feb 212014
 

~♥ Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses
Baby – Toddler Princess Tutu X♥X♥ ♥~

The Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses patterns are really taking a shape of their own!  The free crochet pattern series includes newborn-adult sized headband  and the Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf so far; they were so fun to make I had to have a set for myself! My Musical daughter will soon make her own set after seeing her mom and baby sister sporting the hearts.  Isn’t that exciting?Hugs & Kisses to you X♥X♥

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Seeing the cutest headband on Tree^3, I couldn’t leave it as the only pattern in the series.  She is so stinkin’ cute I had to have a bottom to match.  Although I had veered away from making tutu items, this one sealed the deal.  If you have never worked with tulle or made a tutu, not to worry, your hook will help you through it all!

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Materials

    • Small amount of Worsted Weight yarn – I have used Red Heart with Love in the photos shown.
    • 6″ wide tulle rolls (single or multiple colors) 30-60yds depending on length, size, and fluffiness desired
      <Note: In the photo, I used roughly 50 yards of 2 colors combined hooking in the Fdc where round 1 is FPhdc only leaving all connected to BPhdc empty>
    • H-8 (5mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6mm) Hook (whatever it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Stitch Marker
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors

Sizing:

Hook & FO Sizing – this goes with gauge — it is very important to check gauge on a fitted item!

~17″+/43cm circumference newborn size- fsc 60
~18″+/45cm  circumference 0-3mo infant size - fsc 64
~19″+/45.5cm  circumference 3-9mo infant size - fsc 68
~20″+/50cm circumference 12-18mo – fsc 72
~21″+/53cm circumference 24mo – fsc 76

<Note: Since post stitches make the pattern stretchy, and the puff hearts allow stretch as well, with each sizing, you can actually stretch it enough to fit 1.5-2″ up, which means you can get a lot of wear out of a single sizing. ex. My 20mo fits in ~18″+ stretched written w/o stretch for 0-3mo>

Stitches (sts)& Abbreviations

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation double crochet (fdc) – ch2, yo, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2 (this completes the double crochet)
*yo, insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2, yo draw through 2 (this completes the double crochet)
Repeat from * until total fdc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) – yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all 9 loops on hook

Puff heart –(puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch 

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rowssc = 1/4″ row height

hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height 

Pattern:

Main Color (MC) – White
Contrast Color (CC) – Pink
<Note:  Beginning fsc and end of round counts are currently geared towards a 16″+ 6-18mo sizing depending on the child’s head circumference.  Ignore these counts if you are starting with a different foundation stitch count.>
With a 6” tail (15cm)

Fdc 60, slst join to beginning fsc (or Ch60, slst join to beginning ch, ch1, dc in same st, dc in each ch around, slst join to beginning sc)
Sew beginning tail to properly join the bottom of the fsc into the ring
[60 sc]
<Note: you can also do this at the end, but I have found that when working with post stitches in the next round, it is easier with the foundation round completed>
Continue with crocheting yarn

Round 1:
ch1, *FPhdc in next fsc, BPhdc in next fsc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
[30 FPhdc, 30 BPhdc]

With CC
Round 2:

Slst in a BPhdc, ch1, Puff Heart in same st, ch1, *skp next 3 st, Puff Heart in next BPhdc, ch1,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning puff heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 3:
Slst in ch1 spc of beginning Puff Heart in Round 2, ch1, sc in same spc (beginning sc made), ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
Rpt from * until end of round, slst to beginning sc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 2 and in skp st from Round 1>

With CC
Round 4:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: All puff hearts in this round are staggered from the hearts in round 2 and worked in the ch1 spc of each dc cross st>
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 12 SC Placement -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™ For demonstration purposes, this is not the scarf in its entirety and only demonstrates the sc placements represented by the X symbol

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Princess Tutu Round 6  SC Placement — Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™


Round 5:
Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

Round 6:
Ch1, sc in same sc spc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
*sc in next sc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning sc
<Note: You are skipping all dc stitches in this round and working sc in every sc and in every ch1 spc>
[60 sc]

Round 7:
Ch1, *FPhdc around next post, BPhdc around next post,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 FPhdc, 15 BPhdc]

Take your rolls of tulle, unroll and measure the baby’s waist to ankle area or however long you desire the tutu to be, then double the length before you cut.  Measure out and cut the rest of the tulle you think you’ll need (I used about 50yards for my 20mo’s tutu).  Take 2 strips of the tulle and fold it in half, insert your hook from one side of an FDC to the other that has Round1 FPhdc (they will be raised compared to the BPhdc), put the center of the tulle over the hook and draw the loop through the post, put down your hook, reach through the loop of tulle and pull the tulle tail through to secure it around the post.  Go all the way around, and if you would like more fluff, you can also attach tulle from the inside of the tutu hugs & kisses ring of the tutu using the BPhdc FDC posts.

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Feb 122014
 

~♥ Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf X♥X♥ ♥~

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™After creating the infinity scarf MCAL, I doubled back to make the Eternal Love Headband free crochet pattern in my size and made it with matching border color to my scarf. I simply LOVE it, and now my Music child also wants a set :)  She managed to love just the wrist warmers and held off when her little sister had a headband and matching Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Newborn-Toddler Princess Tutu made, but now she wants one of EVERYTHING! Ha.  Isn’t it great we can teach the wee ones to hook along side us? :D

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MaterialsEternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Close Up -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

    • Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors – I am using Red Heart With Love
    • Border color
    • Main Color
    • Contrast Color
    • J-10 (6mm) Hook (or whatever hook size it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Stitch Marker (Not necessary, but I highly recommend it)
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors

Sizing:

One Size fits all Child-Adults

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Space (spc) - space

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all 9 loops on hook

Puff heart – (puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Dc Cross Stitch (dc cross st) - skp next 3 st 2 rounds below, dc in next st, ch1, dc in first skipped st
<Note: This definition only applies to the first round of DC Cross Stitch>

 

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rows
<Note: 3.5 st in every inch>

sc = 1/4″ row height
hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height
<Note: Row Height is of little importance in this pattern – you can gauge it to your personal taste>

 

Pattern:

My colors of choice:
Main Color (MC) – White
Contrast Color (CC) – Pink
Border Color (BC) – Purple

<Note:  Beginning fsc gears towards a 51.4″ resulting ring.  It is alright for yours to be around the 60″ range, but may be too long if it is longer :) >

With a 6” tail (15cm) & Border Color (BC)

Fsc 180, slst join to beginning fsc (or Ch 180, slst join to beginning ch, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst join to beginning sc)
Sew beginning tail to properly join the bottom of the fsc into the ring
<Note: you can also do this at the end, but I have found that when working with post stitches in the next round, it is easier with the foundation round completed>
[180 Fsc]

Continue with BC
Round 1:
Standing Double Crochet (or ch 3), dc in each fsc around, slst join to top of Standing Double Crochet (or top of beginning ch3)
Break yarn, weave in ends
[180 dc]

With CC
Round 2:

Slst in a dc, ch1, Puff Heart in same st, ch1, *skp next 3 dc, Puff Heart in next dc, ch1,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning puff heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
[45 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 3:

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 3 Demystified -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

What in the world does Round 3 stitch placement mean?!? To clarify with Cathy S.’s photo, since she used 3 different colors off the bat, you can really see the stitching.
x = sc
o = ch1
T with slash = dc
so you are sc into the middle of the heart, ch1, dc into the space right before the next heart, ch1, dc into the very first space you skipped from the heart you started at, ch1, sc into the center of the next puff heart.
The red arrows here indicate skipped dc of round 1. While pattern calls for the dc round to be the same color as the border, it really is up to individual taste on color choices :)
If you have other questions, please feel free to send your close up photos and questions. We can explore them together!


Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart in Round 2, ch1, sc in same spc (beginning sc made), ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the dc cross st (criss-cross, )ch1,
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
Rpt from * until end of round, slst to beginning sc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[45 sc, 45 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 2 and in skp st from Round 1>

With CC
Round 4:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: All puff hearts in this round are staggered from the hearts in round 2 and worked in the ch1 spc of each dc cross st>
[45 Puff Hearts]

Round 5:
Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next ch1 spc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next ch1 spc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[45 sc, 45 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

WithBCEternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™
Round 6:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: This round of puff hearts marks the center round of your MCAL item.  If you wish your MCAL item t obe wider, repeat the previous two row color combinations one more time before moving onto Round 6 and beyond.>
[45 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 7:

Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart 2 rounds below,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart 2 rounds below,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[45 sc, 45 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

With CC
Round 8: 

Repeat Round 6
<Note: This round is done in CC>

With MC
Round 9:

Repeat Round 7

Round 10-11: 
Repeat Rounds 8 & 9
<Note: If you had elected to add another round of hearts in MC before proceeding to Round 6, you will want to add on another 2 rounds here in corresponding colors as well.>

WithBC
Round 12:

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 12 SC Placement -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™ For demonstration purposes, this is not the scarf in its entirety and only demonstrates the sc placements represented by the X symbol

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Infinity Scarf Round 12 SC Placement — Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™
For demonstration purposes, this is not the scarf in its entirety and only demonstrates the sc placements represented by the X symbol

Slst in any sc of Round 11, ch1, sc in same sc, sc in ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
*sc in next sc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning sc
<Note: You are skipping all dc stitches in this round and working sc in every sc and in every ch1 spc>
[180 sc]

Round 13:
Standing dc (or ch3 start), dc in each sc around, slst to standing dc (or top ch of beginning ch3)
[180 dc]

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Feb 072014
 

~♥ Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Headband X♥X♥ ♥~

Eternal Love Hugs & Kisses Headband -- Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™Did you enjoy the Eternal Love Slouch – Reversible Fall/Winter hat pattern?  I loved it and simply couldn’t resist having Spring/Summer pattern to go along with in the series!  Plus, what’s more exciting is the Hugs & Kisses are just that! X♥X♥.  This is the first of many The Crochet Lounge™ free crochet headband patterns to come, and so far, my favorite headband patterns around.  I foresee many, many more patterns in this series with the wrist warmers, infinity scarf, and beanie next.
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Materials

    • Small amount of Worsted Weight yarn – I have used Red Heart with Love in the photos shown.
    • H-8 (5mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6mm) Hook (whatever it takes to obtain gauge)
    • Stitch Marker
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors

Sizing:

Pattern count is currently only written for 12-24mo sizing.  I will work up the child/adult sizing end of round counts this weekend.  Meanwhile, here are the starting fsc numbers for the smaller/larger sizes.

Hook & FO Sizing – this goes with gauge — it is very important to check gauge on a fitted item!
~13″+ circumference newborn size – fsc 48
~14″+ circumference 0-3mo infant size – fsc 52
~16″+ circumference 3-6mo infant size – fsc 56
~17″+ circumference 6-12mo infant size – fsc 60
~18″+  circumference 12mo-18mo toddler size – fsc 64
~19″+ circumference 3yo-10yo size – fsc 68
~20″+ circumference 10-teen size – fsc 72
~21″+ circumference small adult size – fsc 76
~22″+ circumference medium/large adult size – fsc 80

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) – yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all 9 loops on hook

Puff heart –(puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

 

Gauge:

4″ x 4″ swatch:
Stitch pattern ch15, sc second st from hook, sc in each st across [14sc ]
*Ch1, turn, sc in each st across, Rpt for a total of 16 sc rows

sc = 1/4″ row height
hdc = 1/2″ row height
dc = 3/4″ row height

 

Pattern:

Main Color (MC) – White
Contrast Color (CC) – Pink

<Note:  Beginning fsc and end of round counts are currently geared towards a 16″+ 6-18mo sizing depending on the child’s head circumference.  Ignore these counts if you are starting with a different foundation stitch count.>

With a 6” tail (15cm)

Fsc 60, slst join to beginning fsc (or Ch60, slst join to beginning ch, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst join to beginning sc)
Sew beginning tail to properly join the bottom of the fsc into the ring
[60 sc]
<Note: you can also do this at the end, but I have found that when working with post stitches in the next round, it is easier with the foundation round completed>

Continue with crocheting yarn
Round 1:
ch1, *FPhdc in next fsc, BPhdc in next fsc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
[30 FPhdc, 30 BPhdc]

With CC
Round 2:

Slst in a BPhdc, ch1, Puff Heart in same st, ch1, *skp next 3 st, Puff Heart in next BPhdc, ch1,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning puff heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 3:
Slst in ch1 spc of beginning Puff Heart in Round 2, ch1, sc in same spc (beginning sc made), ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, skp next 2 st in Round 1, dc in next st in Round 1, ch1, dc in first skipped stitch in Round 1 to make the criss-cross, ch1,
Rpt from * until end of round, slst to beginning sc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 2 and in skp st from Round 1>

With CC
Round 4:
Slst in ch1 spc of a dc cross st, Puff Heart in same spc, ch1, *Puff Heart in next dc cross st, ch1,
Rpt from * around, slst join to top of first puff st of beginning Puff Heart
Break yarn, weave in ends
<Note: All puff hearts in this round are staggered from the hearts in round 2 and worked in the ch1 spc of each dc cross st>
[15 Puff Hearts]

With MC
Round 5:

Slst in ch1 spc of any Puff Heart of Round 4, ch1, sc in same spc, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
*sc in center of next puff heart, ch1, working 2 rows below, skp next ch1 and sc, dc into next dc above the left half of next puff heart in row 3,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc above the right half of the next puff heart>
ch1, dc in previously skp right half of puff heart, ch1,
<Note: Lefties, you will be dc into the ch1 spc previously skp on top of the left half of puff heart>
Rpt from *, slst to beginning sc
[15 sc, 15 dc cross-st]
<Note: this round is worked in the ch1 spc in the center of puff hearts in round 4 and in ch1 spcs above each puff heart>

Round 6:
Ch1, sc in same sc spc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
*sc in next sc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning sc
<Note: You are skipping all dc stitches in this round and working sc in every sc and in every ch1 spc>
[60 sc]

Round 7:
Ch1, *FPhdc around next post, BPhdc around next post,
Rpt from *, slst join to beginning FPhdc
Break yarn, weave in ends
[15 FPhdc, 15 BPhdc]

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Dec 132013
 
Chunky Jacob's Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

Chunky Jacob’s Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf

I’ve always been enamored with the looks of the crochet Jacob’s Ladder stitch.  You can find some of my Jacob’s Ladder free pattern collection on this Pinterest Board.  Short of Clare (Bobwilson123)’s cap tutorial and the beret, I simply don’t have the time to hook up a throw/afghan sized project.  It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I simply must make a cowl or a scarf that ladders.

As if that wasn’t enough, my dream topped it off with the idea of a convertible cowl & scarf — now we were talking.  While color changing in a Jacob’s Ladder made the stitching pop, I also wanted to try it as a single colored scarf, and a chunky one at that!  This Chunky Jacob’s Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf pattern was born.  The question remained whether it would be a ladders only or also a 2 way scarf.

Stringy and ladders convertible cowls and scarves OH MY!

Needless to say, you’ll be presented with 2 options to finish the scarf and many more if you decide to make it with color change (it is harder with a large hook and double strands, so you may want to take that into consideration before you jump into color changing.

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  • Worsted Weight yarn – the sample shows the ladder done in Red Heart with Love yarn - you will use roughly 200 yards on 25 rounds or upto 325 yards of the skein depending on the option you choose
  • Q hook (15mm)

Stitches Used

ch, slst, standing double crochet/chainless start double crochet, double crochet

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc) – yo, insert hook in indicated st (stitch), yo draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 2 loops, yo draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) – video by Mooglyblog You can replace all ch3 starts of each round with the Standing dc to make the scarf look pretty and seamless!

 

Gauge

  • 1 stitches and 1.5 rows = 1 inch

Pattern

The Entire Pattern is worked with DOUBLE STRANDS!

Round 1:
Ch 60, slst join to the first chain, make sure you do not twist the chain while joining.

Round 2:
Ch3, dc in next ch, ch10, skp 10 ch,
*dc in next 2 ch, ch10,
Rpt from *, slst join to top of beginning ch3

<Note: You can use a standing double crochet at the beginning of each round and you won’t be able to tell where the start is!>

Round 3:  Ch3, dc in next dc, ch10, skp next ch10 space, *dc in next 2 dc, ch10, rpt from *, slst join to top of beginning ch3

Row 4-25 (or 35): Repeat Round 3

Finish off if you want a convertible chain and dc cowl with option of changing it to a Jacob’s Ladder Scarf/Jacob’s Ladder Cowl using a Large Brooch to close off / hold the 5 Jacob’s Ladder loops in place or create a chain or I-Cord as instructed below to do the same.

At 25 rounds, you can see the length of the scarf should you choose to wear it as a scarf and see if you like it.  With or without the ladder strung, the scarf is about the same length; others prefer a longer scarf at 35 rounds (shown in photos hanging from the tree branch and worn by my daughter.

Chain or I-Cord to hold the 5 Jacobs Ladder Loops:

You can either make a 120 chain cord to finish off or an I-Cord and string loosely through the 5 Jacobs Ladder

If you would like a pure Jacob’s Ladder Cowl/Scarf, continue with Ladder Only Option:

Ladder Only Option: This will create a permanent Jacob’s Ladder Scarf/Jacob’s Ladder CowlChunky Jacob's Ladder Convertible Cowl & Scarf Unstrung - Free Crochet Pattern Collage | The Crochet Lounge™

String up the Ladder by taking a ch10 spc of foundation chain, twisting it to form a loop then insert your hook into the loop, *yo with the next ch10 one round up, draw through the loop, rpt from * until you get to the top – use a safety pin or stitch marker to hold the loop in place and create the ladder in the other 4 ch10 sections.

Once you are ready to move forward, insert your hook back into the loop where you slst joined round 25

Round 26:
Ch3, dc in next dc, ch4, remove the place holder of the Jacob’s ladder loop, slst into the ladder loop to secure, ch4,
*dc in next 2 dcs, ch4, remove the place holder of the Jacob’s ladder loop, slst inot the ladder loop to secure, ch4,
Rpt from *,
Slst to beginning ch3, cut a 12″ tail, weave in ends (you can split the 2 strands and weave in different directions to secure, or split the yarn if you are using chunky weight).

How to wear your Chunky Jacob’s Ladder Scarf/Cowl:

Without the ladder strung:

1) You can wear it as a loopy scarf
2) You can put your arm through the center of the long tube and slip it over your head as a cowl

With Jacob’s Ladder:

1) You can wear it as a Jacob’s Ladder scarf (other photos in the left collage frame)
2) You can put your arm through the center of the long tube and slip it over your head as a Jacob’s Ladder Cowl (large photo in the right of the collage)

 

What’s your favorite way of wearing this project?  I would love to see photos!

 

Jul 232013
 

Moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza the Saga

moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza started off with Baby and Kids patterns HERE followed by the moogly for Women and moogly for Women Part Deux

Instead of 2 sets of patterns on The Crochet Lounge, I’ve found it to be a bit overwhelming to send you readers on a link hunt, so the photos are broken down into smaller sets.  The Moogly for the Home section is the finale!

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moogly for Women – The Sass and Class of Purses, Bags & Clutches

7 Purses, Bags & Clutches  | Moogly Free Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza | The Crochet Lounge

In order to keep this succinct as possible, I will eliminate repeating the photos in the link-up and will list the photos a) by photo size, then b) counter clockwise starting from the top right.

1)   Mesmerizing Messenger Bag – Are you mesmerized yet?  Just looking at the bag makes me want to wave a wand and have it in hand already.  I have always been fond of messenger bags and this pattern is simply great for it because it gives off the woven look.

2) Rainbow Pocket Marketbag – Going Green is IN for the crafters and crocheters are front runners crocheting with plarn (plastic bag made into yarn) among other container crochet items like baskets and bags.  This is a fantastic little market bag that folds into itself.  Crocheters back in the days thought of this system and it is carried on now through moogly’s use of colors.  If you’ve made an ASIS (Artfully Simply Infinity Scarf), you may just want to make a matching market bag to look chic at the market!

 3)  Riley Cross Body Bag – Learn to make this fantastic cross-body bag for yourself or your little one.  It incorporates small motifs and sewing a lining – looking to expand your crochet skills? This is one free pattern to have under your belt.

4) Swerve Crochet Clutch – Made in Red Heart Swerve, it’s a defining clutch that shows off the yarn while teaches the addition of crocheting over a button, accessorizing with a leaf motif AND challenges you, should you choose to accept, to line it and finish with a zipper.

5) Tasty Little Chevron Bag – The Chevron is a timeless classic and little bags are IN for the young and the old alike – this bag works up quickly and teaches you the basics of a chevron.

6) Chroma Crochet Bag – Love this little bag with handles.  There are quite a number of hats and clothing pieces, even blankets done in this stitch over the years.  It’s all about matching items, right? ;) Now you simply must make this little bag to go along with whatever else you dream up in this stitch as a gift.

7) Devotee Clutch - This little purse is not just a bag.. it’s one that teaches you the art of increasing and decreasing while creating a masterpiece.  The resulting shape once you finish sewing the bag together is a trapezoid.  Isn’t that exciting?! 

Stay tuned for moogly for the Home patterns :D

Jul 232013
 

Moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza

Today is moogly and Mr. moogly’s wedding anniversary – CONGRATULATIONS!  Meanwhile, back on mooglyblog, I have the honor of sharing her normal pattern round up Tuesday with you!  But wait!  That’s not enough of yarny moogly eye candy – I’m convinced! – so I cooked up the moogly Pattern Round-Up Extravaganza.

I declare today a MOOGLY round-up day. Fabulous Baby Patterns and Fun Free Kids Pattern round-ups are directly at mooglyblog.com for your enjoyment and as a bonus if you keep reading, you will get 2 HUGE sets of pattern ideas right here at The Crochet Lounge.

On top of which, I will be featuring moogly patterns All-Day-Long on facebook, g+, and twitter.  So don’t miss out, connect with me ♥ Facebook Social Icon | The Crochet Lounge | Star Google Plus Social Icon | The Crochet LoungeTwitter Social Icon | The Crochet LoungePinterest Social Icon | The Crochet LoungeYouTube Social Icon | The Crochet Lounge♥!

 

As a frequenter to her site, and a moogly subsrriber, her pattern round-up topics are always a delight to see.  It doesn’t matter if you’re an old timer, a new designer, a one hit wonder or a pattern powerhouse, moogly gives her honest quick review and throws together the best combinations to a topic she picks.

As a crocheter, moogly brings to you patterns with moogly personality and humor.

In this edition we’ll be exploring MOOGLY in moogly for Women, moogly for Women Part Deux & moogly for Your Home!

moogly for Women – The Hooker with the Look

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In order to keep this succinct as possible, I will eliminate repeating the photos in the link-up and will list the photos a) by photo size, then b) left column and then right column.

1)   Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf (ASIS) – This is one of the most sought out simple scarf patterns since its debut because it is just that elegant a look and just that simple to make!  If this is the first time you’ve seen it or if it has been on your WIP list, time to bump it up a notch.  Run!

2)   Sunset Shawlette – The Sunset Shawlette features the use of fingering weight yarn and a trapezoid shape for ease of wrapping purposes.  It is light and airy and deserves a spot on your WIP list.

 3)  Summer Lace Cowl – It’s summery and lacy.  What more can you ask for to show off your hooking skills in the hot summer months of the year?

4) Winter Sunrise Scarf – It looks just like the sunrise and my brain says sunnyside up eggs :D  This is a refreshing scarf to have for the fall and winter or even cooler nights year round!  It is simply a beauty.

5) Diamond Crochet Cowl – Have you ever seen or made hats that have the same look as this cowl? (e.g. Diamond Ridges hat or the Lattice hat – both can be found on ravelry)  Even if you haven’t, after making this cowl, you MAY just want to make a hat to go along with it. mmmm. who can resist a set of anything?

6) Autumn Sunset Infinity Scarf – It’s hip, it’s wavy, even the diagram to the right on how to join the blocks together is flowing with waves.  Can you see it?  This is a good stand alone block and is a great textured baby blanket pattern.

7) Tallulah Waterfall Scarf – The latest scarf addition to moogly was the Tallulah featuring the majestic lace with ruffle combination that gives you the drape for the summertime.

8) Chevron Lace Wrap – If you love the looks of chevrons and knit eyelet lace, you wouldn’t want to miss this fabulous crochet wrap pattern!  Black and dainty ready for your evening events.

moogly for Women Part Deux

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1)     All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat – moogly readers simply love the idea of a set so much that after they made the All Grown Up Arm Warmers, they suggested a hat to go along and moogly ran with the idea.  Wheeeeeee wheeeeeeeeeeeee wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 2)    All Mine Crochet Slouch Hat – Slouchy hat with hearts that go around near the brim.  This is simply cute for the teens and fabulous addition for any adult.  I’m very biased on this pattern because I love purple, and I love hearts :D

 3)    Bobble Poof Earflap Hat –Bobbles & Poofs, I’m all over it!  This pattern is sized from nb to adult.  Do you want to make your family a matching set of wooley hats for snowtime?  This is it!

4)    Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie with Pockets – Do you love kitties? Does it get cold enough to wear scoodies? Combine the two for a cute look!  Kids love them, tweens look cute and sophisticated in them and adults fit along with modern day fashion.

5)    Timeless Crochet Earrings – Have you ever wanted to crochet yourself some earrings and didn’t know where to start?  It only takes 5 yards of size 5 crochet thread and is perfectly coordinated with the Mayan Crop Circles.  What? To read the story, you’ll have to visit moogly’s pattern.

6) Chevron Cuff – Make your own stylish chevron cuff.  Bangles and cuffs are in, so is DIY that will surely turn heads.

7) All Grown Up Arm Warmers – Ever wanted some basic arm warmers to keep your wrist area warm and maybe even the forearm while you work?  This quick to whip up arm warmer will sure be a hit.  Moogly has also made these in childsize for your matching convenience.

8) Simply Chunky Crochet Slippers – Have you ever wanted to make yourself or someone a pair of crochet slippers, but wanted it done quickly yet still have the looks?  This is it! most get hooked and make more than just one pair.  If you are a long time lounger, you would have seen Jodi D.’s pairs when this pattern came out.    

9) Pozy Toes Crocheted Slippers – Cozy Pozy Toes!  Pamper yourself to a pair of this light weight spring/summer slippers. No fret on the flowers and having to sew them, because this pattern features crochet as you go flowers.

 

Stay tuned and revisit for moogly for Your Home!

 

About Moogly

You love moogly, yes you do, so if you want to read more about her aside from her About page, you can check out her profile on Crochet At Play, The Yarn Box, and featured guest blogger profile at Cre8tion Crochet.

Be sure to check out and like the moogly Facebook page to get the latest updates, links, and sneak peeks. Moogly is also on Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Sulia, and Google+ – come join the fun! You can contact Moogly via Facebook page or at TamaraKelly@mooglyblog.com.

Jul 202013
 

It’s a Pineapple!

Crochet Lattice Shell Wrist Bag,

Opera Bag dubbed Yarn Carrier

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With my current Pineapple Lace kick, I was looking to make some small project to keep you entertained before the next Pineapple Lace pattern is due to release.  To my surprise, what fell off of my hook w/o planning LOOKED like a PINEAPPLE.

Of course, we all need another yarn carrier (crochet wrist bag), transportation device or a simple small drawstring bag (crochet wrist bag) for knick knacks.  If you do make it for smaller items, you may want to line your bag with fabric so your precious items don’t fall through (e.g. hooks).

I did make the blue one in colorway “Swimming Pool Blue” first before it dawned on me that I must make another in the Green and orange/yellow twist.

Materials

  • 1.5oz (~42g) Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply)
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
  • I-9 (5.5mm) Hook (sizing is not crucial to this project)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Sizing

  • 3.5″ (8.9cm) base diameter, 6.5″ (16.5cm) height to the highest point of shell brim
  • Big enough for 2 skeins of 2-2.5oz (56-70g) yarn for small projects

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way - wrap yarn around finger twice clockwise onto your finger on the left hand (counter-clockwise on the right-hand for the lefties), insert hook into the center of the circle, yo draw up a loop ch1 tightly to close.

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all loops on hook

Special Stitches

V-Shell – (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in indicated stitch
V-Shell in V-Shell – (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell
9tr-Fan – 9tr in indicated stitch

Pattern

Magic Circle

Round 1
Ch1, 8sc into Magic Circle
Slst join to the first sc
[8sc]
<Note: Ch1 does not count as an sc in this round>

Round 2
Ch2, 2dc in each sc
Slst join to the first dc
[16dc]
<Note: Ch2 does not count as a dc in this round>

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in each dc
Slst join to the first sc
[32sc]
<Note: Ch1 does not count as an sc in this round>

Round 4
Ch2, 2dc in same spc, dc in next 3sc,
*2dc in next sc, dc in next 3sc,
Rpt from * for the rest of the round,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[40dc]

Round 5
Ch1, 2sc in same spc, sc in next 4dc,
*2sc in next dc, sc in next 4dc,
Rpt from * for the rest of the round,
Slst join to the first sc of the round in blo
<Note: You are joining to the first stitch of the round in BACK LOOP ONLY>
[48sc]

<Note: Starting from Round 6, all beg ch3 counts as a dc and all notations at beg of round asking you to work in same spc is referring to the ch1 spc of the indicated V-Shell>

Round 6

It's a Pineapple! | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Wrist Bag, Opera Bag, Yarn Tote Pattern

It’s a Pineapple! Wrist Bag, Opera Bag or Yarn Tote – Cadence ’13 Photography (6yo)

<Note: This round is worked in Back Loop Only (blo)>
Ch3, 2dc in same spc,
<Note: This counts as half of a V-Shell and is made this way so you can hide the beginning of the round stitches better>
Ch3, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch5, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch3, skp next 3 sc,
*V-Shell in next sc,
Ch3, skp 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch5, skp next 3sc, sc in next sc,
Ch3, skp 3sc
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in same spc as beg ch3 of the round, ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

<Note: Remaining rounds worked in both loops>

Round 7
Ch3, 2dc in same spc, dc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3, sc in ch5 spc,
Ch3, dc in next ch3 spc,
*V-Shell in V-Shell, dc in next ch3spc,
Ch3, sc in ch5 spc,
Ch3, dc in next ch3 spc,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in smae spc as beg ch3 of the round,
Ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

Round 8
Ch3, 2dc in same spc,
Ch3, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch5, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch3, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch5, sc in next ch3 spc,
Ch3,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in same spc as beg ch3 of the round, ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3

Rounds 9-14
Repeat Rounds 7 & 8

<Note: Continue on if you are making a single colored bag, or change to green if you are making the pineapple top.>

Edging Rounds

Round 15

It's a Pineapple! | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Wrist Bag, Opera Bag, Yarn Tote Pattern [blue] Ch3, 2dc in same spc, dc in next ch3 spc,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch3 spc,
*V-Shell in V-Shell, dc in ch3 spc,
Ch2, dc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch3 spc,
Rpt from * 2 times,
3dc in smae spc as beg ch3 of the round,
ch1,
Slst join to the top of beg ch3
<Note: This is the round you will be stringing your drawstrings through.>

Round 16
Ch1, sc in same spc, skp next dc,
9tr-Fan in next dc, skp next dc,
*Sc in V-shell, skp next dc,
9tr-Fan in next dc, skp next dc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the beg sc

Round 17
Rsc or Crab stitch around,
Cut 6” tail

Weave in Ends

Drawstrings (make 2)

Leave a 10” Tail
Ch52
Leave a 10” Tail
Cut Yarn
Draw tail through the last stitch to knot

Finishing

String one drawstring through Round 15 by using yarn needle to guide the drawstring through the holes created by the dc and chain spaces as well as the ch1 spc of the V-Shells.

String the second drawstring with ends of one string hanging out opposite of the bag as the other string.

Use a J/9 (5.5mm) hook
Take the 2 tails together, make a slip knot over the tied ends of the drawstring, ch5, draw both tails through
Cut Yarn
Clip to length you like – in lieu of this way of joining the tail ends of the drawstring, you can also put in a bead or two.
Rpt on the other side

 Add a bead on each side if you like, or leave the drawstring as is and you’re done! :D

 

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Jul 182013
 

Crochet Blogger Lucy of Attic24 and Yarndale 2013 — What’s the Connection?

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Triangle Bunting Cause Request from Lucy of Attic24

Attic24 – The “Infamous” Crochet Enabler’s Blog

<Edited Sept. to add quotes around the Infamous and added”Crochet Enabler’s” thereafter… Thanks, Green Grannie (see her comment in the comment section) for pointing out this needs major clarification!

To hookers (crocheters), when you are ‘infamously known as an enabler of intricate color changing work’ with emphasis and notoriety focus on the “enabling” part it is definitely a compliment.

If you simply love color changing, ends weaving, and motif joining, then the word would be Famous or Fabulous instead — which, Lucy IS!  Now, if you simply can’t stand those things, but because of Lucy’s blog, you have a love-hate relationship with them all then I believe you can chuckle with the word “infamous” as it is quite befitting next to your umpteen multicolored WIPs).>

Lucy of Attic24 is an iconic blogger known in the Crochet World – worldwide.  Her work is so well known that the number one yarn supplier online in the UK, Deramores has an inspired yarn pack that crocheters in the U.S. refer to as the Lucy Pack.

If you as to mention Lucy of Attic24 in a large facebook crochet group, you are bound to get the ooo’s and the ahh’s as a reply.

Attic24 is Lucy’s blog about her fiber adventures as well as her other crafty obsessions and life in general. She is best known for her fantastic color selection in her granny stripes work.

Yarndale 2013 – What is it?

Straight from the Yarndale About Us page,

“Held at Skipton Auction Mart, Yarndale is an exciting new venture which aims to celebrate the beauty and diversity of wool, cotton, linen and silk fibres in all their forms. The event will bring together an inspiring mix of retailers, manufacturers, craft workers and artisans from all over the country who are passionate about beautiful yarns, threads and textile treasures.”

As a part of the Yarndale Team, Lucy of Attic24 put out a blog call to her fans to join her in the Bunting Cause for Yarndale 2013. She describes in detail what is needed and how to prepare the granny triangles properly for the buntings. All information can be found here: Attic24 Bunting Cause Request

Furthermore, Lucy has also written about The Yarn Walk direct from Yarndale blog page here: Yarndale – The Yarn Walk

Why is Lucy such a big sensation?  Here’s only a glimpse of Lucy’s work and free patterns.

Attic24 Lucy-spirations Pinterest Board  | The Crochet Lounge

Attic24 Lucy-spirations Pinterest Board by The Crochet Lounge

Visit Lucy of Attic 24, see what the buzz is about and admire Lucy’s crochet work.  She’s on facebook as Attic24 if you want to connect with her there!

Jul 162013
 

The Summer Elegance Edition

 Pineapple Lace Market Bag

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I promised a Pineapple Lace blitz and here is the Pineapple Lace Market Bag pattern!  If you connect with me on facebook, you would have seen the previews of the lovely Market Bag some of the pattern testers have made.

Did you miss the debut pattern in The Summer Elegance Edition series?  It’s the matching Pineapple Lace Sunhat shown in this photo.Pineapple Lace Sunhat Angle View | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern

Let you in on a little secret… The LESS tails I have to tuck, crochet over and weave, the more EXCITED I am!  With that little piece of information in hand, this entire Market Bag pattern including both straps utilizing Option 1 Straps is done in a SINGLE PIECE.

It’s my first bag design pattern and I am absolutely thrilled!  Who knew crocheting a bag could be so much fun? :D  Since I rarely carry purses, and carry a mini wrist bag for diapers, a bag of this size was quite exciting to play with.

It’s time to Go Green!  

If you shop at the local farmer’s market or at a regular grocery store, this is a fabulous way to show off your hooking talent AND put it to good use.  Your finished object will be ever so loved for a long time to come :D

Ideas for the bag:

  • Line it with fabric
  • Use as a medium sized tote for the gym, the pool, the beach, swimming lessons, ball games, actual market going (after all, it IS a market bag), artisan breads, fruits (fit 12 nice sized fuji apples with room for a few more), extra clothing, etc.
  • YARN TOTE – with the pineapple lace, it is PERFECT to feed project yarn through and run a few colors at the same time
    • You can fit two 14oz balls of ww cotton, PLUS 2-3 skeins of 2oz ww cotton stacked on top
    • or
    • 12-15 skeins of 2-2.5oz ww cotton
  • As you use up the yarn, your WIP (work in progress) will surely fit neatly into the empty space created if properly rolled/folded. :P

Don’t hesitate to visit me on Facebook if you have any pattern specific or crochet related questions!  The Loungers are fabulously helpful even if I may not have all the answers ♥

 

Materials

  • 5oz Worsted Weight – Medium #4 (UK Aran, AU 10ply) ~250yds
  • Photo done in Sugar n Cream/Bernat Handicrafter Cotton/Peaches and Creme – can use Lion Brand Lion Cotton or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
    • <Note:  Caron Simply Soft is thinner than regular worsted weight even though it is marked as ww>
  • I-9 (5.5mm) Hook or Hook Size to Obtain Gauge (While gauge is provided on this piece, it doesn’t really matter because it is not a fitted garment or accessory)
  • Tapestry Needle

Sizing

One Size

Gauge

2” after first 2 rounds – not a big concern since it is a market bag

Stitches (sts) & Abbreviations

Magic Circle The Crochet Lounge Way - wrap yarn around finger twice clockwise onto your finger on the left hand (counter-clockwise on the right-hand for the lefties), insert hook into the center of the circle, yo draw up a loop ch1 tightly to close.

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) – yo, pull through loop on hook

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

BPhdc 2 together (BPhdc2tog) - yo insert hook from behind the work around the post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo insert hook from behind the work around the next post from right to left, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 5 loops

Puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through all loops on hook

Modified puff stitch - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times, yo draw through 8 loops on hook [leaving 2 on hook], yo draw through 2 loops

Puff shell – (puff stitch, ch1, puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Modified puff shell – (puff stitch, ch1, modified puff stitch) in the indicated stitch

Special Stitches Defined:

3dc Shell – 3dc in indicated stitch

V-Shell – (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan – 5dc in indicated stitch

6dc-Fan 6dc in indicated stitch

5dc-Fan in V-Shell  5dc in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

V-Shell in V-Shell  V-Shell in ch1 spc of indicated V-Shell

6dc-Fan in 5dc-Fan – 6dc-Fan in center dc of 5dc-Fan of previous round

Modified Foundation single crochet (mfsc) insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total # mfsc completed

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off.

 Pineapple Lace Market Bag & Sunhat Set | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Pattern

 

The entire market bag including Option 1 straps and slst finish around the rim and straps is worked as a SINGLE PIECE – do not break yarn between sections of the bag. If you are working Option 2 permanent strap, then break yarn where suggested.

Magic Circle
Round 1
12dc into the Magic Circle
[12dc]

Round 2
Ch2, 2dc in each dc around, slst join to the first dc of the round
[24dc]

Round 3
Ch2, 3dc in same st, skp next dc,
*3dc in next dc, skp next dc,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[36dc or 12 3dc-shell]

Round 4
Slst in next st , ch2, V-Shell in same spc
*V-Shell in center of next 3dc-shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12ch1 spc + 48dc or 12 V-Shell]

Round 5
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-shell), ch2, 5dc in same spc,
*5dc-fan in next V-Shell,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 5dc-fan or 60dc]

Round 6
Slst in next 2 st (to center of 5dc-fan), ch2, 6dc-fan in same dc
*6dc-fan in next 5dc-fan of Round 5,
Rpt from * 10 times,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[12 6dc-fan or 72dc]

Round 7
Ch2, dc in each dc around, slst join to the first dc of the round
[72dc]

Round 8
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
*Skp 3dc, V-Shell in the next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, dc in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, V-Shell in next dc,
Ch2, skp 3dc, (sc in next dc, ch5, skp next dc) 4 times, sc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated]

Round 9
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell), ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[Total 3 sets repeated]

Round 10
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 11
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 12
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 13
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc, ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 3 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, 3dc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 14
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (sc in next ch5 spc, ch5) 2 times, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (2dc in next dc) 3 times,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 15
Slst in next 2 st (to ch1 spc of V-Shell),
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, sc in next ch5 spc, ch5, sc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, dc in next dc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round

Round 16
Ch2, V-Shell in same spc,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
*V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, dc in next ch5 spc,
Ch2, V-Shell in V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch5) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first dc of the round
[total 3 sets repeated]

Rounds 17-23
Repeat Rounds 9-15
Do Not Break Yarn

Pineapple Lace Market Bag & Sunhat Set | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Pattern

Bag Rim
Round 24
Ch1, hdc in same spc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch1) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
* hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, hdc in ch5 spc,
Ch2, hdc in first dc, sc in next dc, Sc in ch1 spc, sc in next dc, hdc in last dc of V-Shell,
Ch2, (skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc, ch1) 4 times, skp next dc, sc in next ch1 spc,
Ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first hdc of the round
[15hdc, 33sc, 12 ch1 spc, 12 ch2 spc]

Round 25
Ch1, sc in same spc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, (sc in next sc, ch1) 5 times,
2sc in ch2 spc,
*sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, sc in next hdc, (sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next hdc,
2sc in ch2 spc, (sc in next sc, ch1) 5 times,
2sc in ch2 spc,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to the first sc of the round
[72sc, 15 ch1 spc]

Rounds 26-29
Ch1, sc in each sc and sc in each ch1 spc around, slst join to the beginning sc
[87sc]

Bag Straps
Gauge
4sc or 4 rows to an inch – gauge pattern fsc 16, ch1, turn, sc in each sc across, repeat for 6 rows. (Gauge does not really matter in the straps, it is just used as a guide).

New Stitch for this section mfsc

Bag Straps Option 1 (shown in photo):
The Bag Straps are created with two strips on opposing sides of the bag and can be tied off depending on the length of the strap needed, thus creating an adjustable strap.

Continue along the rim:
Slst in the next 5 sts

Row 1
mfsc 50 starting in the same stitch as the last slst

Row 2
Ch1, turn (to be sure, you can follow the fsc down to make sure it is not twisted and that you will be working along the side that doubles back over the 5slst on the rim), sc in each sc across,
Slst join to the same st on the rim where you started the fsc,
Slst join to the next st on the rim
[50sc]

Row 3
Turn (without ch1, you are just going to turn the bag counter-clockwise for a righty and clockwise for a lefty. The yarn you crochet with will cross over in front, and that’s correct),
Do not chain,
Sc into each sc across, 2sc at the end of the row
[51sc]

Row 4
Ch1, turn
Sc in each sc across,
Slst to the same st on the rim where Row 2 started,
Slst to the next st on the rim
[51sc]

Rows 5-10
Repeat Row 2 & 3
[Rows 5-6 52sc
Rows 7-8 53sc
Rows 9-10 54sc]

 

Rim ContinuationPineapple Lace Market Bag | The Summer Elegance Edition | The Crochet Lounge | Free Crochet Sunhat Pattern
Turn, Slst back up the strap you just formed
[54slst]
At the corner, sc in the same st as the last slst, sc across the short side of the strap
[10sc]
Slst in the same st as the last sc in the corner, slst down the other side of the strap
[50slst]
Slst in the next 44st
[34slst]

Strap 2
Row 1
mfsc 65 starting in the same stitch as the last slst

Row 2
Ch1, turn (to be sure, you can follow the fsc down to make sure it is not twisted and that you will be working along the side that doubles back over the last 10slst on the rim), sc in each sc across,
Slst join to the same st on the rim where you started the fsc,
Slst join to the next st on the rim
[65sc]

Row 3
Turn (without ch1, you are just going to turn the bag counter-clockwise for a righty and clockwise for a lefty. The yarn you crochet with will cross over in front, and that’s correct),
Do not chain,
Sc into each sc across, 2sc at the end of the row
[66sc]

Row 4
Ch1, turn
Sc in each sc across,
Slst to the same st on the rim where Row 2 started,
Slst to the next st on the rim
[66sc]

Rows 5-10
Repeat Row 2 & 3
[Rows 5-6 67sc
Rows 7-8 68sc
Rows 9-10 69sc]

Rim Completion
Turn, Slst back up the strap you just formed
[69slst]
At the corner, sc in the same st as the last slst, sc across the short side of the strap
[10sc]
Slst in the same st as the last sc in the corner, slst down the other side of the strap
[65slst]
Slst in the next 33st along the rim,
Invisible join to the bottom of the first strap.
[33slst]

Fasten Off

Weave in Ends

Bag Straps Option 2:
A permanent Bag Strap is created crocheting from one side to the opposing side of the bag as a single piece of fabric attached to both sides and cannot be adjusted after completion.

If you followed the strap gauging, then you can use the following numbers to determine how long you want your bag straps:
At 4st/in,
15” Strap = 60fsc
16” Strap = 64fsc
17” Strap = 68fsc
18” Strap = 72fsc
19” Strap = 76fsc
20” Strap = 80fsc

Slst in the next 5 sts, fsc (number you desire) starting in the same stitch as the last slst, keeping the fsc straight, count 34st along the rim continuing down the same direction as the 5 slst you have already made,
Slst into the 35th stitch,
Slst into the next stitch, turn,
Sc in each fsc,
*Slst to the last stitch worked on the rim,
Slst in the next st on the rim, turn,
Sc across
Repeat from * until you have a total of 10 rows including fsc,
Slst around the rim and over the strap, fasten off.
Attach yarn on the other side of the strap,
Slst around the rim and strap, fasten off.

Weave in Ends

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Jun 062013
 

♥ Star Flower Puffy Hearts ♥

Divine Love Series – Free Crochet Heart Patterns

Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts (single round) and Sweetie Puffs Tiny Hearts Defined (2rounds) were a hit as heart appliques, stand alone tiny hearts, a gratitude heart in your pockets.

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Pile - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Rainbow Pile

For a beginner to crochet and expand on their repertoire, there’s noting more fun than yet another heart that’s just slightly bigger and involves color change, should you wish to try! If you are a beginner to crochet, this is a fabulous way to pick up a few quick new stitches and the single crochet invisible join The Crochet Lounge way.

My now 6 year old asked to learn new crochet stitches recently.  What a great way to be motivated to make up another crochet heart pattern she will love to make incorporating the basics she has already learned from the last set.  We continue down this Divine Love Series dedicated to my family and my little ones, especially my Cadence Music ♥.

Video Tutorial link will be added here soon.

Materials:

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn (or any yarn with proportional hook sizes)
  • Size E/4 (3.5mm) & H/8 (5.00mm) hooks
  • Would look great in a single solid color or two slow transition variegated yarn so not to detract from the shape

Stitches Used:

magic circle, ch, sc, dc, slst, invisible join, puff stitch

Star Flower Puffy Hearts - Single Color - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Single Color
Ch4 start at top, Magic Circle start at bottom

Magic circle The Crochet Lounge Way- wrap yarn around finger twice, slip hook under the loops, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through loop to secure the magic circle

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Double crochet (dr) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop (3 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops (2 on hook), yo draw through 2 loops

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Puff Stitch (hdc puff st) – (yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop) 4 times [9 loops on hook], yo draw through all 9 loops

Sc Invisible Join (sc invisible join) The Crochet Lounge Way - on last single crochet, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only of the first stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch and the 2 loops on hook, pull up 3″ of yarn, cut and work with the 3″ of yarn, insert hook under both loops of the second stitch in the round, yo draw through stitch, insert hook in the front loop only of the last stitch in the round, yo draw through loop, insert hook from the back (wrong) side of work under both loops of the same stitch you just worked, draw yarn to the back so you can weave in the end

Patterns:

Single Colored Heart

Ch4, slst join to 4th chain from hook (if you want the center of the puff flower closed, then use a Magic Circle start, and do not pull the Magic Circle tight until you have completed round 2!)

Round 1:
Ch1, hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch 3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, 
ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch1,
slst into the circle

switch to E hook

Star Flower Puffy Hearts - Green & Yellow - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts – Green & Yellow

 

Round 2:
2sc into the starting Ch1 of Round 1,
(sc, 2hdc) into the top of the first hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, 2dc )into the ch3 spc,
(dc, 2hdc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, sc) into the ch2 spc,
(sc, ch2, sc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch
<Note: This is the tip of your heart and you will now be reversing the instructions to get to the top>
(sc, hdc) into the next ch2 spc,
(2hdc, dc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(2dc, hdc) into the next ch3 spc,
(2hdc, sc) into the top of the last hdc puff stitch,
slst into the middle of the starting circle, pull the loop up 1/4″ (6mm), take out your hook,
insert hook from the back side through the starting circle and reinsert hook into the last loop,
pull loop through to the wrong side of the heart, cut a 6″ tail (15cm) and draw through the loop

<Note: if you used a Magic Circle start, this is where you would want to close your Magic Circle>

Weave in the ends

 

Two Colored Hearts

Ch4, slst join to 4th chain from hook (if you want the center of the puff flower closed, then use a Magic Circle start, and do not pull the Magic Circle tight until you have completed round 2!)

Round 1 (with CC):

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Circle - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Circle


Ch1, hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch 3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch2,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, ch3,
hdc puff stitch into the circle, switch to MC
ch1,
slst into the circle

switch to E hook

Round 2 (continue in MC):
2sc into the starting Ch1 of Round 1,
(sc, 2hdc) into the top of the first hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, 2dc )into the ch3 spc,
(dc, 2hdc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(hdc, sc) into the ch2 spc,
(sc, ch2, sc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Column - Free Crochet Heart Pattern | The Crochet Lounge

Star Flower Puffy Hearts Column

<Note: This is the tip of your heart and you will now be reversing the instructions to get to the top>
(sc, hdc) into the next ch2 spc,
(2hdc, dc) into the top of the next hdc puff stitch,
(2dc, hdc) into the next ch3 spc,
(2hdc, sc) into the top of the last hdc puff stitch,
slst into the middle of the starting circle, pull the loop up 1/4″ (6mm), take out your hook,
insert hook from the back side through the starting circle and reinsert hook into the last loop,
pull loop through to the wrong side of the heart, cut a 6″ tail (15cm) and draw through the loop

Weave in the ends 

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