Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gardener's Bookmark

This gardener's bookmark is so easy to make and is elegant!

Hook number: I used 11G/ 3.00mm.


CH -chain

SL ST -slip stitch

TRC -treble/triple crochet

SP -space

How to Crochet flower:

Row 1: With white, CH 3, SL ST in first chain to form a ring.

Row 2: CH 1, 12 SC in the ring. Join with SL ST in first SC. Fasten off.

Row 3: Join pink with SL ST in any ST, CH4, a TRC in same ST as first SL ST, CH4 and SL ST in the same ST(petal made). CH2, skip next ST. *(SL ST, CH4,TRC,CH4,SL ST in next ST, CH2, Skip next ST)Repeat from * around, join with SL ST in first SL ST and fasten off.

Row 4: Join white with SC in any CH2 SP, CH4, (SC, CH2,SC) in top of next petal, CH4, *SC in next CH2 SP, CH4, (SC,CH2.SC) in top of next petal,CH4. Repeat from * around, join with SL ST in first SC and fasten off.

Three more flowers are made with different colors of petal but same white border and all these flowers are joined together with a white thread and tapestry needle. Fold a satin ribbon of 6 inches in half. Insert fold in CH2 SP at bottom on one end of bookmark, pull ends through fold, pull to tighten.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Pretty Pink Toddler Slippers

Hurray! I have completed an intermediate skill level project in crocheting! Yes, these toddler slippers have come out wonderfully. Especially, the cheerful pink flowers look great when attached to the slippers.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Star Stitch Flat Pouch!

I made two pouches with star stitch. A new kind of stitch which looks pretty good! Also, the brown bead to button up the pouch has given out a simple and neat finish. The hook number I used for this is 9G.
Pattern Reference:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cute little beanie cap and booties set!

So cute and I love this set of baby booties and a beanie cap which I finished crocheting today. The baby pink and yellow combination has added a fantastic look! The hook number I used is 9G.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Beanie cap!

Yes! my interest in crocheting is growing day by day! My next small project is the beanie cap. This suits the head of a new born baby. The hook number used is 12G/2.50 mm. Colors: Light green and leaf green. Thanks to for providing free instructions which I followed for this cap. Additionally, I have tied two balls at the top of the cap.
To make the balls, take a thick chart paper and cut into the shape of a ulundu vada/doughnut (a small hole at the centre). Keep winding the yarn into the small hole till the hole is completely filled. Cut the yarn (outer circumference of the circle) with a sharp blade/knife. Tie the whole bunch with a thread at the centre. Cut and take away the chart paper. Now give a smooth roll with hands to the ball.

Cell pouch for my Nokia 6300

Wow! I like the cell pouch very much which I crocheted two weeks back. I have chosen baby pink and maroon color yarns. The hook number used is 12G/2.50 mm. It is the basic chain stitch I used throughout and changing colors after every 4 rows. At last, to decorate further, I placed a small red rose made out of satin ribbon over the plastic leaves and stitched firmly over the pouch. I have added a small handle too so that the pouch can be put on the wrist fancily. I am very grateful to my mother for teaching how to crochet in my school days!

Note: Velcro can be fixed to cover the top portion of the pouch so that the cell phone is safe from falling.