Sunday, 26 February 2017

SNOWFLAKE DREAM CATCHER OR TABLE COASTER 2


free crochet dream catcher pattern, free crochet table coaster

SNOWFLAKE DREAM CATCHER OR TABLE COASTER 2


If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ll know that I’ve been making these tiny doilies that can work as a snowflake ornament, or a table coaster.. and /or a sun / light / dream catcher.  So check out all these ideas in my blog.. so welcome back and let’s have fun.
In this blog, let’s work on this lovely creation and see what you’re gonna make of it eventually!

Materials usedToday I have used a little bit of our lovely Indian Red Rose cotton yarn with a 1.75 mm crochet hook ;

Size made : 5.25” diameter

Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row 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 video at http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8


Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                              sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                       hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                               yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                     sc : Single crochet


Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet dream catcher pattern


free crochet dream catcher pattern

free crochet dream catcher pattern

and this is the photograph that inspired me to start on this project



Start with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

In the next round, we will be working a dc 3-tog. 
Please check under “stitches used” for a “how to”.

In the following round, we’ll work in a ch-3 picot ; which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk)
As we will work our picot in the middle of a ch-7 sp, 
we will work 4 ch, then the picot , then 3 more ch.

Round 1 : dc 3-tog in the 1st sc ;
*ch 4 + picot + ch 3, dc 3-tog in the next sc* ;
rep *to* all around ;
ch 3 and join with a sl-st to the 1st dc 3-tog.

Round 2 : 2 dc 1st dc 3-tog ;
ch 7, dc in the same dc 3-tog ;
*sc in the next ch-4 sp ; ch 7, sk picot, sc in the next ch-3 sp ;
[2 dc + ch 7 and sl-st in the 7th ch from hk + dc] all on the next dc 3-tog* ;
rep *to* all around ; and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.



Round 3 : sl-st till the 1st ch-7 sp ; dc in the same ch-7 sp ;
*(ch 1, dc) in the same ch-7 sp ; rep (to) 5 times in the same ch-7 sp ;
ch 1, sc in the next ch-7 sp ; rep (to) once in the next ch-7 sp* ;
rep *to* all around ; and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.


In the following round, we’ll work in our ch-3 picot.
We will also be working a pattern of 3 picots along with a ch link.
So before we rush off, let’s visualize how we’re going to work this. 
We will work a small chain off an sc, and then we will work 3 picots off this chain. 
Each picot is a ch-3 combination, and at the end of the 3rd picot, we need to join them together, so you will work the 3rd picot and then it to the same st that you worked the 1st picot which will then join them together and make this cute 3-leaf clover like pattern.  Got it?
Once you’ve made this clover-like pattern, you will slip stitch down the chain all the way to the sc (of Round 4) to continue on the pattern around.
             
Round 4 : sc in the 1st dc ;
*(sc + picot in the next ch-1 sp ; sc in the next dc) ;
rep (to) once ;
sc in the next ch-1 sp and next dc ; 
[ch 3 + picot ; ch 1 + picot ; ch 1 + picot ; sl-st to join to the 1st picot ; then sl-st down the next 3 ch to the sc ; sl-st in the sc] ;
sc in the next dc and ch-1 sp ; 
rep (to) 2 times ; sc + picot in the next sc ; sc in the next dc* ; rep *to* all around, ending with a sc + picot in the last sc ; and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.




Fasten off and weave in ends.  This completes the table coaster.  Block and enjoy.

If you decide to make it a snowflake ornament for your tree, then you will just add a small chain loop just at the last end, where you fastened off, and that will attach onto your tree.  Block and show off.

If you decide to make this a sun / light / dream catcher, you will need to attach this via the six side 'prongs' onto the ring.  Just for a little shine and bling, I've added on some sequins (after I'd completed my doily and decided to make it a dream catcher).  I also found some charming white feathers that looked just right.. so that transformed my little doily into something else ! Isn't it beautiful?  

Check out the transformation..  this is before I added the feathers.. and it looks lovely here as well..

free crochet dream catcher pattern

free crochet dream catcher pattern

free crochet dream catcher pattern

These are photos taken outdoors..  after 'feathering' it all up... ;)

free crochet dream catcher pattern

free crochet dream catcher pattern

free crochet dream catcher pattern

.... and it looks as stunning indoors as well

free crochet dream catcher pattern



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