Thursday, 26 November 2020

CHAINED BELT


CHAINED BELT

This is a really easy pattern and one that can be made with or without a belt buckle.

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Materials used : Today I’ve used Noya bamboo cotton yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook, a belt buckle.
General yarn info : The yarn used today is not specific to this pattern.
You can use any cotton yarn with a suitable hook to make this project to any size.

Difficulty level :  Easy to Intermediate
        
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                 sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet        sp : Space                              
sl-st : Slip stitch              ch : Chain
st(s) : Stitch(es)              hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                sk : Skip


Stitches used : Using US terminology
Starting slip knot : Here’s how you start with a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/lJcqsVcs8cw

Starting slip knot 1 or the Sloppy Slip knot : This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/YfC7KmGpifs

Foundation Single Crochet : fsc : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this video https://youtu.be/mcT85fwh4mA 

What is a slip stitch : Here is a neat video tutorial at https://youtu.be/weB3QNbA8Iw

Half Double Crochet : Hdc :  yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk) ;
yo, draw through all 3 lps.  One hdc made. 
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/sDiELJdB2Dg

Chainless start for Half Double Crochet : I dislike the ch-2 start, and this is what I do to start my row of hdc. Check out the video at https://youtu.be/lWXpl1KdbZ8  

Double Crochet : dc : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk);
[yo, draw through 2 lps] twice.  One dc made. 
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/xdnjB27zpYo

Chainless start for Double Crochet : I dislike the ch-2 / ch – 3 start, and this is what I do to start my row of dc.
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/wskv3iTjRx0

What is a chain stitch ? Here is an easy video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXx5ukBjKkY

Instruction information Using U.S terminology
Please note that I start all rows with a ch 1 turning chain for ease.
Please also check the top of this blog for neat video tutorials of all stitches used in today’s pattern sheet.  For your convenience, video tutorials are also added right where we will use them.
Please go through the full instruction sheet before you start, so you get an idea of what we’re doing.  Cheers.

This is not my pattern.  I found this chart on //www.stranamam.ru/post/2291200/ but there is no written instructions.
These are my notes as I make my own project.

For our pattern today, we start with a long fsc chain row.  This row needs to be as long as you need to go around your waist.  
We will then work a few rows of pattern that will make the width of the belt.

Now if you have a belt buckle, there are two ways to work this.
You can either work the pattern without the belt buckle and then add in the buckle at the end ; OR
you will start with one sc that will go around the buckle and then work the fsc chain, and end with an sc that goes around the other end of the buckle (if your buckle has two parts).  In this case, remember that with each row you will start and end with an sc that goes around the belt buckle.

Right then, let's start.

Our stitch count is in multiples of 12 + 8

Depending on how wide you want your belt, work with either dc or hdc.
I have worked in hdc

Now the total pattern is 12 rows.  In case you find it is getting too wide, I'd suggest you drop (do not work) Rows 6 and 8.  This will reduce the width of your belt by 2 rows, and you will still get that nice cinched pattern anyway.



Start Row 1 : with a fsc in multiples of 12 + 8 for the round waist measurement of the person you're making this for.  Turn 

Row 2 : dc in the 1st dc and in each dc till the end.  Turn.

Row 3 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 3, sk next 3 dc , dc in the next 3 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

Row 4 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(3 dc in the next ch-3 sp , dc in the next 3 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

Row 5 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 9, sk next 7 dc , dc in the next 5 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

Row 6 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 9, sk next ch-9 sp , dc in the next 5 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.


Row 7 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 7, sk next ch-9 sp , dc in the next 5 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

Row 8 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 9, sk next ch-7 sp , dc in the next 5 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

In the next row, we will be tying / knotting all the ch-sps together.
So let's visualise this first - we will work 4 ch, then swoop down to that 1st ch-9 sp (from Row 5) and wrap all four ch-sps with a sc ; and then work 4 ch again.  Neat right

Row 9 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 4, sc around the four ch-sps ; 
ch 4, dc in the next 5 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

Row 10 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 9, sk tied up sts , dc in the next 5 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

Row 11 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(9 dc in the next ch-9 sp , dc in the next 5 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.

Row 12 : dc in the 1st 4 dc ; 
*(ch 3, sk next 3 dc , dc in the next 3 dc) ; 
rep (to) till last 4 dc ; 
dc in the last 4 dc.  Turn.


and with that we're done with this lovely chained belt.


Finishing :
So if you have a belt buckle, I've told you how to work it.  You've either already attached it and worked it per row, in which case you're done
In case you have not attached it, then attach now.  I'd suggest you use an embroidery needle and attach it neatly.

In case you do not have a belt buckle, then you could add on a button 
Or you could add tassels at the end and use the tassels to join the two ends in a tie-up finish.
Go ahead .. create something unusual and enjoy showing it off.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

EASY MOTIF TOWEL RING HOLDER

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EASY MOTIF TOWEL RING HOLDER

I thought I’d take a granny square like pattern and see what kind of motif I could make -and then see if I could then transform it into a towel ring holder.
Come along and let’s see how we do this today… and I like it.  Thanks for joining me today for this easy motif towel ring holder.

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In case you have just joined me, know that you can access all of my earlier creations by checking under ‘categories’ on the right hand side of this blog under “Labels”.  Then, for your convenience, follow me here or on Facebook, You Tube, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram. Check out all my social media handles at the bottom of this blog
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Do remember to add my blog URL when you make and show off your creation.  Cheers.  Enjoy 


Materials used : Today I’ve used some polyester purse silk yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook, a ring (to hold your towel).
General yarn info : The yarn used today is not specific to this pattern.
You can use any cotton yarn with a suitable hook to make this project to any size.

Difficulty level :  Easy to Intermediate
        
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                 sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet        sp : Space                              
sl-st : Slip stitch              ch : Chain
st(s) : Stitch(es)              hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                sk : Skip


Stitches used : Using US terminology
Starting slip knot : Here’s how you start with a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/lJcqsVcs8cw

Starting slip knot 1 or the Sloppy Slip knot : This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.  https://youtu.be/YfC7KmGpifs

Foundation Single Crochet : fsc : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this video https://youtu.be/mcT85fwh4mA 


Instruction information Using U.S terminology
Please note that I start all rows with a ch 1 turning chain for ease.
Please also check the top of this blog for neat video tutorials of all stitches used in today’s pattern sheet.  For your convenience, video tutorials are also added right where we will use them.
Please go through the full instruction sheet before you start, so you get an idea of what we’re doing.  Cheers.

Today we have four parts to our creation – making the motif, preparing the ring, the holding chain and then finishing and putting it all together.
For today’s motif, I just used up bits of yarn that I had – so there’s a bit of white, red and then the last round I worked in gold.  For the bangle cover, I worked with black sparkly yarn and for the holding chain, I worked in gold.
So a merry mix-n-match of yarn bits.
In case you too want to use up all your scrap yarn, this is the project for you. 
I have not changed colors in any specific order, so in my pattern notes, there will be no mention of when to change colors. I’d say just add your colors as you go and see how it turns out.
And to change yarns neatly, check out the video link below.

How to change colors seamlessly : Here’s an easy video tutorial to show you how to change from the Main color to the Contrast or second color of yarn seamlessly.  View it at https://youtu.be/fRzSBja9jno


Part 1 : Tiny motif
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://youtu.be/ISC39yOqWro

What is a slip stitch : Here is a neat video tutorial at https://youtu.be/weB3QNbA8Iw

Double Crochet : dc : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk);
[yo, draw through 2 lps] twice.  One dc made. 
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/xdnjB27zpYo

Chainless start for Double Crochet : I dislike the ch-2 / ch – 3 start, and this is what I do to start my row of dc.
Check out the video at https://youtu.be/wskv3iTjRx0

What is a chain stitch ? Here is an easy video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXx5ukBjKkY

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and work 2 dc ; 
ch 2, 2 dc all in the magic circle ;
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp) ;
rep (to) 2 times ;
ch 2 and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Note : In case working so many stitches in the magic circle is difficult for you, start with ch-4, join to the 1st st to make a circle, and then work the pattern as given.  The only difference here will be that your centre hole may be a bit large as it’s fixed, where as a magic circle can be tightened.

Round 2 : sl-st into the 1st ch-2 sp ;
(3 dc ; ch 2, 3 dc in the same ch-2 sp) ;
rep (to) 3 times ;
join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

We now have a four sided little motif, right?  
Now in our final round we will be working all our sts in the ch-2 corner spaces, and then joining in the space between stitches.  
Now there is no real space, (i.e no chain space). You will just have to push your hook between two sets of stitches and work the sc there.

Round 3 : sl-st into the 1st ch-2 sp ;
(7 dc ; ch 1, 7 dc in the same ch-2 sp ;
sk next 3 dc, sc in the the space between the two sets of 3 dc) ;
rep (to) 3 times ;
join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Do not fasten off.  Let’s work the holding chain right away.

So work 45 ch (turn your work) and join with a sl-st to the dc on the other side of Round 3.
Now I had a small gold ring that matched, so I added that in the centre of my 45 chain.  To see how I did that go to Part 3.
In case you are using thin yarn for this motif, the motif will not stay flat if you add the holding chain to it. So scroll down to Part 3 to see what to do. 


Part 2 : Covering the ring or bangle
I used some sparkly black silk purse yarn to cover my bangle. 
Now you do not need to use sparkly black / gold yarn.
Basically using any yarn, work one round of sc all around the ring, just like we did in yesterday’s creation.
To do this, you start with a slip knot around the ring and then work sc all around. 

How do you work sc around the bangle / ring? Like you usually work an sc, but you work the hook around the bangle and then grab your yarn to work the sc. 

Single Crochet : Sc : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (2 lps on hk); yo, draw through both lps.  One sc made.  Check out the video at https://youtu.be/ghACqBpA-3k

First stitch for Single Crochet : This is how I like to start my row of sc. Check out the video at https://youtu.be/6pVYRfsf4_M

Part 3 : The holding chain
I worked with some gold polyester silk purse yarn for the holding chain.
I had a matching little gold ring that I decided to use for the center of my holding chain.
So I worked 20 chain, then 5 sc around the little ring, and 20 chain again to join to the motif.

Now the other way to do this, especially if you are working with thin yarn for your motif, is to work the holding chain when working the bangle cover.

So once you finish joining at the end of Part 2, work the 45 chain, then skip a few stitches in between and attach to the ring.
So finish with the ring covering, sl-st to tidy that off first, and then work your holding chain. 
Hold your project up to check stability. 
As this is a really light motif, you may need less spaces in between.


Part 4 : Finishing and Putting it all together
Place the cute little motif in front of your prepared ring and neatly attach. I have attached only along the top of the motif, so the bottom of the motif is just lying over the towel ring.  When you pass the towel through, the motif will be pushed in front of the towel. 
I used an embroidery needle.

Please use the photograph as a guide. 

Secure your towel holder onto the wall and hang your towel through and smile.  This is a beautiful project , isn’t it?
Make it using any yarn and any hook that’s suitable for that yarn.

Go ahead and make a few to gift to friends.  Remember to share the photos with me so I can share them on my Facebook page.

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