Wednesday, 4 January 2017
EXQUISITE DOLL-LIKE TOY FURNITURE – 2
( #Blogaday04/365 )
This is the second blog in the series of exquisite tiny doll-like furniture I’ve made for a huge order recently. As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, if you liked what you read, then do follow me either via Facebook or this blog so that all future blogs/patterns come straight to your inbox.
and just a quick look at what ALL I have made.. so you know what to look out for in my future blogs (to follow) ;)
Materials used : Today I’ve used a combination of our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply yarn and Vardhaman Millenium DK ply yarn with a 3.5 / 4 mm mm crochet hook
Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc : Double crochet
ch : chain ch-sp : chain space
sp : space rep : Repeat
Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps. One hdc made.
Foundation half double crochet : A really lovely way to start a foundation row of chainless double crochet. This unique way of starting makes your project even https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90iUfQ-_1IM
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self-explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.
Crab stitch / Reverse single crochet : (Reverse sc) : This is your regular single crochet st, but done in reverse. So instead of moving ‘clockwise’ as we regularly work, you move anti-clockwise or counter clockwise, and you’ll achieve a slightly ‘bumpy’ single crochet, which is your reverse sc.
Sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only : For this stitch, we work the regular sc, but instead of going through both loops, you only go through the back loop of each sc. For a visual, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf7Nj0_LJg
How to join the two ends of your work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGb9pIcsXE
Instructions using U.S terminology
In this blog, let’s look at the patterns for some of the chairs I’ve made.
Materials Used : I’ve used our Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook.
Size : Height : ~ 3” x Width : 2.5”
For the cute little chair, check this free pattern at
https://amilovesgurumi.com/2014/10/31/a-cute-little-chair/ and I was inspired by this superb creation
2. CUTE ARMCHAIR SET with CUSHIONS
For this project, I’ve used the free pattern from http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.in/2014/02/crocheted-dolls-house-furniture.html and was inspired by this lovely photograph
Materials Used : I’ve used our Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
Size : Armchair : 2” high ; 1.25” wide ; Cushion : ~ 1” square
The change I worked here was with the cushions. I worked one long rectangle so instead of working Rows 2 – 6, I worked Rows 2 – 11. I then folded it in half, stuffed it and worked an edging all four sides (including the folded side). I preferred this as I had one set of ends less to weave in ! Yes trust me to find a lazier way to do it LOL J
I then decided to add the contrast colour all along the edge just for a difference.
... and enjoy this photo-bombing of my process in making this lovely creation
3. YET ANOTHER CUTE WINGED ARMCHAIR
For this project, I’ve used the free pattern from
Isn't this just the cutest little chair? And some of you may recall the wicker chair that we had in India in the days gone by (or the good ole days?).. Remember this?
And yes, this may not look exactly like it, but this is what I *saw* when I saw the inspirational photograph by the designer below
Materials Used : I’ve used our Indian Vardhaman Millennium acrylic yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
Size : 3” tall ; 2” wide
Enjoyed this ?? I sure did.. come back right here for more freebie patterns and remember that there are more patterns and ideas in this mini furniture series to look out for.. so you know what to do..
More to come.....
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I have a few other miscellaneous crochet stuff I’ve already made, and just in case you want a dekho at those free patterns … here you go J
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