Friday, July 12, 2019

5 Petal Flower Keepsake - Free Crochet Pattern



Hello all, gosh it's been a bit!

Behind the scenes has been absolutely crazy lately. Thankfully I've had some time to get a lot of new patterns sorted, and you'll be seeing them over the next few months. Also lots of IBGHD prep, how exciting!

Today's pattern is a simple medium sized 5 petal flower. One of the items Chance's Clothes Project need a LOT of is keepsakes, as they go out in every single pack that gets made. A keepsake is simply a hand or smaller sized soft item that comes in a matching pair. One stays with the family, the other stays with bub. It's something many families appreciate and gives a tactical connection, something that can be held onto.

I've been challenging myself to make 50 keepsake sets, and I've done 12 using this particular pattern. The beauty of using flowers like this is they are easy to make, simple to memorize and use a very very small amount of yarn. In fact each pair uses on average 4g of yarn. You can use any weight of yarn and hook size you like. All the ones I have pictured use various DK/8 ply yarn and a 3.5mm hook.




5 Petal Flower Keepsake

Hook Size: 3.5mm
Yarn Weight: DK/8ply in 2 colours.
Finished Size: 5.5 - 6cm
Amount Of Yarn Used: 3-5g

Special Stitches; Triple Crochet Cluster or TR Cluster:  yarn over twice, insert hook through stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over twice, insert into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over twice, insert into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops. Cluster complete.


With center colour

1: Ch2, make 5 sc into the first chain and join. - 5sc

2: Ch1, sc into the same stitch, 2sc in each remaining stitch around, join to the ch1. -10sc

With petal colour

3: Ch4, TR Cluster in the next stitch, ch4, slst into the next stitch, *ch4, TR Cluster into the next stitch, ch4, slst into the next stitch*, repeat for the remaining petals, slst into the bottom of the initial ch4. End off, weave in all tails.



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Connor Blanket - May CAL Part 5



Good afternoon all. Well, here it is! The last 3 rounds for this crochet along!

I truly hope everyone has enjoyed this pattern. There have been a few hiccups along the way with typo's and I am truly sorry for that. Not enough proof reading on my behalf! I feel like I'm a little out of practice, it's the first pattern I've put up in a very long time. Promise the next one will be much better <3

Errors aside, if you've got to this point you should have a pretty round baby blanket! I am so pleased with the stitches of the Connor blanket!

Now a note on the edge. Once you get to the end of the blanket, you'll notice a slight ruffle. This is pretty typical of most round blankets. Your options are to leave it, or to block it (using a method that works with the yarn type you've used) Personally I like it like that, so I've left it, but if I was going to flatten the blanket completely I'd go with a soak in water and pinning it out to a board to dry.

Be sure to add your finished photos over on the Ravelry project page, I'd love to see what your end products look like! If you are in Australia and are looking for a home for your blanket, I can't recommend Chance's Clothes Project enough! Every donated item gets used to make amazing bereavement packs distributed freely across Australia.

Enough chatter though, let's finish this blanket!




Pattern Notes:

Starting chain is counted in the final stitch count, and counts as the first stitch of each round.
Instructions within * * are to be repeated.
slst - slip stitch
picot - ch3, slst into the first ch.


With colour C

27: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc, hdc, sc, 3sc in the ch3 space, sc, hdc, dc, *2dc in the next stitch, dc, hdc, sc, 3sc in the next ch3 space, sc, hdc, dc* -308 stitches



With colour A

28: Ch2, in back loop only for all stitches on this round, hdc in the next stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -348



If you want to make your blanket larger, you can jump back to round 4 and repeat the rounds until the blanket is the size you like. If you are not going to do all the rounds from 4 back to 28, I recommend ending on a round that has a straighter edge (not one of the chain rows for instance) and then completing the picot edging. The edging is a 4 stitch repeat, however because it's a simple picot edge you can change the placement easily enough and make it any stitch number repeat you like. 

With colour A

29: Ch3, dc in the next 2 stitches, picot (to make a picot ch3, slst into the first ch), dc in the next stitch, *dc in the next 3 stitches, picot, dc into the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. 




That's it lovelies, you are finished! WOOHOO!!