Sunday, 19 April 2015

New pattern up in store! Crochet Baby Shorts Pattern with Video Tutorial- Diamond Collection~

New Pattern!


The Crochet Baby Shorts Pattern from the ~~Diamond Collection~~!




First of the four patterns to be released! Here's the link for it~

https://www.etsy.com/listing/230461898/crochet-baby-shorts-pattern-with-video?ref=shop_home_active_1

Why buy the pattern when I post so many free ones here. Well there is a full video tutorial included because no one has time to get confused. Also I include sizing for all the sizes from 0-24 months in written form with pictures! So head over to my store and check it out~

Description


*~~This is a Pattern for the shorts, not a finished product. Upon purchase the pattern will be available for instant download~~*


This is a pattern and video tutorial for the CUTEST COMFIEST Baby Shorts from the ~Diamond Collection~. This pattern is perfectly wonderful on it's own or to be purchased in addition to the other 3 patterns in this collection. 

What makes this special??

* It's so comfy and stretchy for babies to waddle around in
* Elastic is used around the waist to keep the shorts from falling off while staying comfortable
* Great learning experience for learning how to make a shorts base with elastic
* Learn how to cable stitch crochet the diamond part of the shorts! Adding texture to crochet is just so much fun!
* Learn how to front post double crochet stitch if you don't already know or get some practice on it! (Not a common stitch)
*There's a VIDEO TUTORIAL... Need I say more?? 

~~*****I GUARANTEE CLARITY in my patterns!****~~

Nobody wants to spend money on unclear patterns. If any part of my patterns are confusing I will rewrite it...add to the video... and send the new version to everyone asap!


Included in this pattern: 

*Written pattern in standard crochet language for each size
*Pictures of steps
*Open work symbol pattern for the diamond part

***~~VIDEO TUTORIAL~~*** 1 hour and 30 minutes

The private video link includes:

*How to do the shorts step by step
*How to insert the elastic


My patterns are probably the most comprehensive pattern you will find and I am determined to help you learn so if anything is unclear just message me and we will figure it out!

The following sizes are included:

0-3 Months - 16" Around Bottom
3-6 Months - 17"
6-9 Months - 18" 
9-12 Months - 19"
12-18 Months - 20"
18-24 Months - 21"


**Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced (but don't forget I'm here to help so go for the challenge!) 

If you are good at counting stitches and can see which stitches are on top of each other you should have no problem because that's the trickiest part involved in the diamond part.

Materials Needed:

4 Ply cotton yarn (3 ply if your baby overheats easily)
5.00 mm hook
3/4" elastic (20" should cover any size)
Scissors
Needle with a Large Eye

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Crochet Letters and Numbers for appliqueing and decor

Crochet Letters!


Everyone has heard of crochet hats and booties and blankets but what if you want to monogram something?? Or make giant letter pillows! Or write your babies name on a crochet blanket?? Here are some great patterns for how to do different kinds of letters~

2D Letters and Numbers


First let's look at stand alone 2 D letters, numbers, and punctuation.

This was posted by Moogly 
This is one of the best comprehensive patterns I've found out there. Not only are there written patterns for the letters but she includes some video tutorials for the tricky letters!



For those of you that prefer reading symbol patterns than written patterns, these were posted by ninenin sectikleri. I have tried these out and they look very nice especially for using them to applique or hand on a wall.










Here is another symbol pattern set by fiberneed



Embroidering/Crocheting on Letters


This post by Crochetnmore shows how to do surface crochet or surface slip stitch which can be used to add letters and numbers to a crochet work. Keep in mind this only works for solid tight single crochet rows but can be very useful when you do solid shirts or sweaters!




3 D Letters 


I found this free pattern for slightly 3D letters. The letters are just done twice and stuffed. Here is the link. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alphabet-pillows
Here is a very nice pattern you can buy for making real fancy 3D letters. It's 2.50 euros per letter from Carocreated.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-3d-letter---crochet-pattern-pdf-pattern-for-one-letter-only

There is also a book on amazon done by bigunki which you can order which has patterns for all the letters.

Just for fun while we're talking about letters I found this really cool DIY tutorial about how to wrap letters with yarn by catchmyparty.com! Since we have so much yarn hanging around check it out it could be a great project for that scrap yarn left over.

Here is another done by landofnod

Hope these come in use! Happy Crocheting~

Monday, 13 April 2015

Vintage Collection - Boutique Baby Dress and Headband Crochet/Fabric Set in Store!

Introducing the Vintage Collection~~**  In My Shop Now!


A new collection in teal, aqua, white, silver, and grey! Perfect for that special occasion and for just plain showing off how cute your baby is! Each one packaged and ready to come straight home to you or to a friend! There will be 9 sets in every collection! Two Newborn, Four 0-3 Month, Two 3-6, and One 6-9 Month. I will always post when I introduce a new collection so you can jump on them! Come to the store to check them out~ I'm super excited about them so I hope you are too!







Monday, 30 March 2015

Annnnd I'm Back!

Hi everyone!


 I can't believe we've hit the 1 million views mark! This started as a place to record my crochet references and has quickly grown to everyone's quick reference which is just great I'm so happy about that!

I haven't been posting for a while consistently really because I've been trying to figure out what I want to do really...I mean so many options! Well I'm back and with full vigour and determination to teach the world to crochet and sell some finished products on etsy!

So here's the big news!

Introducing Crochelina Patterns!


I am now selling my patterns on etsy! I have posted the 3 patterns from my most popular collection the Purple Baby Summer Collection to start off! I will be posting a new pattern in my shop every week so keep checking!

What's so special about these patterns?? VIDEO TUTORIALS!! Each pattern comes with it's own video tutorial because there's nothing more confusing than a written pattern or symbol pattern on it's own! Also included are full written patterns and symbol patterns so you can have as many methods as possible to make the learning process easier and more fun!

My Store


Let's Learn and Create Together~ 



Wait there's More!



For those of you wanting finished crochet products I have created a new line of 100% cotton 100% one of a kind because I only make one of each, Half Crochet Half Fabric Boutique Baby Dresses with Matching Headbands!! (Feel free to cheer!) I am super excited about this design because each one is totally unique and shows the beauty and diversification of crochet in a modern and exciting way!

Introducing the Vintage Collection~~**  In Store April 13!


A new collection in teal, aqua, white, silver, and grey! Perfect for that special occasion and for just plain showing off how cute your baby is! Each one packaged and ready to come straight home to you or to a friend! There will be 9 sets in every collection! Two Newborn, Four 0-3 Month, Two 3-6, and One 6-9 Month. I will always post when I introduce a new collection so you can jump on them!




I'm Still Not Done!

Introducing Biweekly posts here and Weekly Video Tutorials!


For those of you wanted to become better crocheters I am going to be posting atleast 2 posts a week adding new resources and adding 1 video tutorial a week to the crochetpedia youtube channel!! 

Many of you have watched my Quick Basics of Crochet for Beginners video and have learned from that. Now I am going to start a playlist of how to crochet from start to finish adding a new video every week! It will be jam packed with all you need to know to become a confident expert crocheter. It won't be your basic how to videos...for example for the "How to Chain Video", I'll show you how to make the best chains, consistent chains, include fun projects you can do with just chains, and show different methods of crocheting into different parts of chains to give different looks! So check in again in May for new weekly videos!

Why am I doing this?? I love crochet so much! It is my relaxation, my creative outlet, and I want to spread that hapiness around! 


So subscribe to my youtube channel to keep up to date!
Favorite my etsy store to stay up to date with patterns and dresses!
Like my Facebook Page , follow crochetpedia on Twitter  and Crochelina on Twitter, and follow on Pinterest to keep up to date with everything!

Last but not least have a wonderful day~






Friday, 14 November 2014

'Tis the Season - Winter Projects~

Soo I'm back after a long break...and what better way to start off than posting some winter projects! I know I love those... It's cold... Snowing... Let's do some crochet by the fireplace!

I'll keep adding to this as I find things.


1. First off. Check out this awesome snowflake throw from redheart.com 

Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Pattern
LW2020
Skill Level: Easy
Designed By: Tammy Hildebrand
Supplies:
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 2 skeins 311 White A and 5 skeins 984 Shaded Dusk B.Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.
Size: Throw measures 45” x 52½”.
GAUGE: Motif = 7½” diameter. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NOTE: After the first motif, all others are joined while working Rnd 7. Motifs are joined in 6 rows of 7 motifs.
MOTIF
With A ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring; join with a slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 7, skip next dc, [sc in next dc, ch 7, skip next dc] 7 times; join in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Working in skipped dc of Rnd 1, behind ch-7 spaces, join B in any skipped dc; ch 3, 2 dc in same dc, [3 dc in next skipped dc] 7 times; join.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc **, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * to last dc, end at **; dc in last dc; join. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Working in ch-1 spaces of Rnd 4 and ch-7 spaces of Rnd 2 at the same time, join A in any space; ch 3, 4 dc in same space, * ch 1, skip next 2 dc, slip st in space between sts, ch 1, skip next 2 dc **, 5 dc in next space; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Join B with a sc in back loop of center dc of any 5-dc group of Rnd 5, * working over slip st of previous rnd (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 2, tr, ch 1, tr) all in next space **, sc in back loop of center dc of next 5-dc group; repeat from * around, end at **; join in first sc.
FIRST MOTIF ONLY-Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st as joining, * sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-1 space **, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.
Joining Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st as joining, sc in next ch-1 space, * 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space of previous motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same space on current motif, sc in next ch-1 space, 2 dc in next sc, slip st in corresponding ch-1 space on previous motif, 2 dc in same space on current motif, sc in next ch-1 space **; repeat from * to ** for each corresponding join, ***(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from *** around; join. Fasten off.
NOTE: First 7 large motifs will have 3 joins. Beginning large motif of the next 5 rows will have 7 joins. Remaining large motifs will have 9 joins. After first row of 7 large motifs join 6 filler motifs between rows.
FILLER MOTIF
With A ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, [dc in ring, ch 1] 7 times; join in 3rd ch of ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join B with a sc in any dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, [sc in next dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 7 times; join.
Joining Rnd 3: Slip st to next ch-1 space; ch 3, dc in same space, ch 1, slip st in corresponding ch-3 space of large motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same space on filler motif, * 2 dc in next space, slip st in next ch-1 space of large motif, 2 dc in same space on filler motif, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, slip st in next ch-3 space of large motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same space on filler motif **; repeat from * to ** one time; (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space; join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Border
Rnd 1: Join A in ch 5 space at top right corner, ch 1, 5 sc in same space, *[skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 3 sc in next ch space, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 5 sc in next ch space] 3 times, **5 sc in next ch space; rep from * across ending at **(left corner), rep from * to ** 2 times, 5 sc in next ch space; rep from * around.
Rnd 2:Join with slip stitch to beg sc, fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B = color A, B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

2. Make some snowflakes! This is a Lanukas Design. Check out the website it has a great ideas especially for keeping the shape of the snowflakes by soaking the snowflakes in liquid starch and pinning them when they dry in place! http://www.lanukas.com/2013/12/patron-de-copo-de-nieve-ganchillo.html#eng


3. Free Winter Dolls Pattern from Annabooshouse. Here is the link to the pattern http://media.blacksheepwools.com/media/wysiwyg/winterdolls_crochet_nat.pdf



4. Snowman Hat by Micahmakes.com  http://www.micahmakes.com/category/free-patterns


Materials:
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Holiday Yarn in Aran with Gold Metallic
  • 5.5 mm [US I-9] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Diagram
Gauge:
  • Snowflake measures 5½” x 5½” measured point to point. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Instructions:
Runner measures 57" long x 14" wide.
Center Strip
  1. Ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1 (right side): Ch 5 (counts as hdc, ch 3), [hdc,ch 3] 5 times in ring; join with slip st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-5—6 ch-3 spaces.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, (2 sc, ch 5, 2 sc) in next ch-3 space, *sc in next hdc, (2 sc, ch 5, 2 sc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—6 ch-5 spaces.
     
  4. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, [sc, ch 5, sc, ch 7 (point), sc, ch 5, sc] in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, ch 3, skip next 2 sc**, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st in first sc—6 ch-7 points. Fasten off.

Second Snowflake (2 points joined)
  1. Rounds 1-2: Repeat rounds 1-2 of first snowflake.
     
  2. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, with wrong sides together, slip st in corresponding ch-7 point on previous snowflake, ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc) in same ch of ch-5 space on current snowflake, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat * once; **ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 7, sc, ch 5, sc) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, ch 3, skip next 2 sc***, sc in next sc; repeat from ** around, ending last repeat at ***, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Third through Twelfth Snowflake
  1. Work 10 more snowflakes same as second snowflake, joining in a strip, skipping 1 point on each side of snowflakes.

First Side Strip
  1. First Snowflake (3 points joined):  Rounds 1-2: Repeat rounds 1-2 of first snowflake.
     
  2. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, with wrong sides together, slip st in first ch-7 space on top snowflake on center strip to the right of joining, ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc) in same ch of ch-5 space on current snowflake, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat * twice, joining with slip st to junction between 2 snowflakes, then joining to next ch-7 point; **ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 7, sc, ch 5, sc) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, ch 3, skip next 2 sc***, sc in next sc; repeat from ** around, ending last repeat at ***, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Second Snowflake (4 points joined)
  1. Rounds 1-2: Repeat rounds 1-2 of first snowflake.
     
  2. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, with wrong sides together, slip st in corresponding ch-7 space on previous snowflake on same strip, ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc) in same ch of ch-5 space on current snowflake, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat * 3 times, joining with slip st to next 2 junctions between 2 snowflakes, then joining to next ch-7 point; **ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 7, sc, ch 5, sc) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, ch 3, skip next 2 sc***, sc in next sc; repeat from ** around, ending last repeat at ***, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Third through Eleventh Snowflake
  1. Work 9 more snowflakes same as second snowflake, joining in a strip across side of center strip, following assembly diagram for placement.

Second Side Strip
  1. Make and join 11 more snowflakes joining to center strip same as first side strip, following Assembly Diagram (see link, above) for placement.
     
  2. Weave in ends. 

6. Peppermint coasters. This is a nice easy one from Free-crochet.com http://www.free-crochet.com/detail.html?code=FC00502&source=pntrsta 



7. Elegant Ornaments. From freepatterns.com http://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FC00488&cat_id=324



8. Snowflake Pillow from Redheart  http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/snowflake-pillow

Snowflake Pillow

9. Winter Snowflakes Place Mat and Hot Pad from free-crochet.com http://www.free-crochet.com/detail.html?code=FC00913&source=fcbklka

10. Snowflake Granny Square from ravelry.com http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowflake-granny-square-afghan


more to come later~