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Sunday, 26 March 2017

SUN LIGHT OR DREAM CATCHER 4 - Irish Lace dream catcher

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SUN LIGHT OR DREAM CATCHER 4
Irish Lace dream catcher

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 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 metallic yarn with a 1.75 mm crochet hook ; beads as per your color choice and pattern sheet.

Size made : 7.5” diameter

Difficulty level : Advanced Skill level
This pattern uses Irish lace crochet.

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

For this sun / light / dream catcher, I’ve used these inspiration photographs that I found on the net, that has kept coming in different colours and forms onto my Facebook page, tempting and tantalizing me!



 If you decide to use beads in this pattern, please string in your beads now.  Please read through to see where you would need to use the beads and calculate how many you’d need.

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Start with a magic circle ; dc in that magic circle ; 
(ch 2, dc) in the same magic circle ; 
rep (to) 10 times in same magic circle ; ch 2 and join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.  
Pull lightly to close the circle.

From this round on, we will use a ch-3 picot, which is (ch 3, sl-st into the 3rd ch from hook).
Now, you do not need to use the picot at all, you can actually use a bead, and you can work it in the ch-sp where ever you wish.

In our pattern here, when using a picot, we’re going to work two picots in one ch-sp.  Our picot uses 3 ch, right?  So when I say ch 2 + picot, I mean that you will work a ch-2 first and then the ch-3 which will become your picot.
This applies throughout the pattern.  Later on, it may become ch 3 + picot, or ch 4 + picot.  Got it?

Round 1 : sl-st into the 1st ch-2 sp ;
*sc in the same ch-2 sp ; (ch 2 + picot) in the same  ch-2 sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 2 , and sc in the next ch-2 sp* ;
rep *to* all round and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

In each of the following rounds, we will need to work right in the centre of the ch-sp.  So let’s look at the ch-sp.  We have 2 picots and then a ch-sp in the centre.  So that’s the ch-sp that we are going to work in as this is the centre of each ch-sp.

Round 2 : sl-st into the centre of the 1st ch-6 sp, skipping the 1st picot ;
sc in the same ch-sp ; (ch 3 + picot) in the same  ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 3 , and skipping the next 2 picot, sc in the next ch-sp ;
*(ch 3 + picot) in the same ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 3 , and skipping the next picot, sc in the next ch-sp*
rep *to* all round and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 3 : sl-st into the centre of the 1st ch-9 sp, skipping the 1st picot ;
sc in the same ch-sp ; (ch 4 + picot) in the same  ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 4 , and skipping the next 2 picot, sc in the next ch-sp ;
*(ch 4 + picot) in the same ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 4 , and skipping the next picot, sc in the next ch-sp*
rep *to* all round and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 4 : sl-st into the centre of the 1st ch-12 sp, skipping the 1st picot ;
sc in the same ch-sp ; (ch 4 + picot) in the same  ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 4 , and skipping the next 2 picot, sc in the next ch-sp ;
*(ch 4 + picot) in the same ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 4 , and skipping the next picot, sc in the next ch-sp*
rep *to* all round and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Now depending on how large you want your centre doily, or how large your ring is, you will continue with the next round.  I have used a ring of 7.5” diameter, and worked till Round 5.

Round 5 : sl-st into the centre of the 1st ch-12 sp, skipping the 1st picot ;
sc in the same ch-sp ; (ch 5 + picot) in the same  ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 5 , and skipping the next 2 picot, sc in the next ch-sp ;
*(ch 5 + picot) in the same ch-sp ; 
rep (to) once ;
ch 5 , and skipping the next picot, sc in the next ch-sp*
rep *to* all round and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

As mentioned before, you will need to judge how many rounds you need to get your doily to fit neatly into the ring you have chosen.

Once done, attach your doily to the ring.
A neat way to do that is to mark 12 points along the ring circumference and then attach the 12 points of this doily on neatly.

I worked a round of sc around my ring to start, and then attached the doily to that round.  However, the designer has taken a different route, and has attached the doily to the ring on completion with a round of sc or hdc.

The pattern then shows a small frilly edge around, which I am not going to do.

and now for some major photobombing to show you just how awesome this looks against any background and with any lighting!

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free crochet Irish lace dream catcher pattern

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 For the wonderful Irish lace flowers and leaves, I have used patterns from my earlier work at https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2017/01/a-irish-lace-doily-set.html


I’ve just played around with the above ideas and made small tweaks to get this finish.  Go ahead, play around too and create something unique !

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Friday, 24 March 2017

MINI DOILY OR TABLE COASTER


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MINI DOILY OR TABLE COASTER


I thought I’d take a  break from largish projects and do a quick set of doilies.  These are fun gifts and can be always used around the home.

Materials usedToday I have used our lovely Indian Red Rose cotton yarn with a 1.3 mm crochet hook

Difficulty level : Easy to 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

How to add beads in crochet : Check out this neat link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M

How to thread beads onto your yarn : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WKv0W8miQ




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)

Right before we start, here’s a tweak idea.  Our pattern here uses a lot of picots, which are cute and decorative.  You could, however, add in beads in each of those spots, instead of a picot.
If you so decide to do that, then at each point where it reads dc + picot, you will work in a bead instead, and your instruction will be dc + bead.
This will apply for each point where it reads sc + picot, and you will add in a bead instead of the picot again.

Remember that you will need to add your beads in before you start, so do go ahead and count up how many beads you wish to add.
Check the top of this blog for links and videos on “how to” work with beads.

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and 9 sc in that circle.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

Round 2 : 2 dcc in the 1st sc ; (ch 2, 2 dc in the next sc) ;
rep (to) all around ; join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

In our following round, we will use a ch-3 picot, which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk).  For a “how to” please check the top of this blog for a video link.

Round 3 : sl-st in the 1st ch-2 sp ; (dc + picot in the same ch-2 sp) ;
*ch 1, rep (to) 2 times in the same ch-2 sp* ;
rep *to* all around ; ch 1, and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 4 : dc in the 1st dc ; *ch 6, sk next 2 dc and picot, dc in the net dc* ;
rep *to* all around ; ch 6, and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 5 : sl-st into the 1st ch-6 sp , 9 dc in the same ch-6 sp ;
*sk next dc, 9 dc in the next ch-6 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

In the following round, we’re going to add one stitch in the middle of 2 dc.  So where are we doing it? Right at the start of our rounds, in between the two sets of 9 dc, we will squeeze in one sc ;)
For our start though, we are on a dc, so we continue all around and remember to add that in at the end.

Round 6 : sc in the 1st dc ;
*[skipping next 2 dc, (ch 2 + picot ; ch 3 + picot) ch 2, sc in the next 3 dc] ;
{skipping next 2 dc, (ch 2 + picot ; ch 3 + picot) ch 2, sc in the next dc} ; sc in the space between next 2 dc ; sc in the next dc* ;
rep *to* all around ;
sc in the last sp between last 2 dc and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 7 : sl-st into the 1st ch-3 sp , dc in the same ch-3 sp ;
*ch 7, sk next 2 picots and dc in the next ch-3 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 8 : sl-st into the 1st ch-7 sp , 9 sc in the same ch-7 sp ;
*sk next dc, 9 sc in the next ch-7 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Optional tweak : In our last round, we have 9 dc.  We can work a picot in this round.  If you decide to do so, then work it in the 5th dc (which is the centre of that 9-dc set). 
So if you decide to do that, then here’s the Optional Round 8A.

Round 8 A : sl-st into the 1st ch-7 sp , (5 sc  + picot + 4 sc, all in the same ch-7 sp ;
*sk next dc, rep (to) once in the next ch-7 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends. 
You have neatly completed one little doily or table coaster.  Go ahead and make as many as you want to complete your set.

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Have a fun creative time.
Enjoyed this ?? I sure did.. come back right here for more freebie patterns

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It is quite sad that I have seen projects made using my pattern, but no credit linked to my blog.  It really does not cost you to link my blog, but it pays me – appreciation and encouragement, if nothing else… so go ahead, and do your bit, will you? Thanks.

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

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