Puff Flower Pattern

Puff Flower
Puff Flower

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Abbreviations & Symbols

Abbreviations & Symbols

Reading a crochet pattern is much like reading music notes. Both have marks and symbols. It is difficult to make out the pattern unless you know the basics.

 Commonly used abbreviations

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Abbreviations & symbols

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Crochet Weights & Measurements

Crochet Weights & Measurements

Successful crochet depends on knowing which hook size to use for specific yarn weight. Initially it looks complicated but after a while you will understand it and choose the right hook for the right yarn weight.

 Standard Yarn Weight System

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Basic Granny Square

Basic Granny Square

Every granny square begins in the center and is worked outwards. They are quick and easy to make and can be attached to make lot of other beautiful projects.

granny square
granny square

 

SKILL LEVEL

 
MATERIALS
  Medium (worsted) weight wool yarn 
  Size 5.0mm crochet hook

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
  SS = Slip Stitch (.)
  DC = Double Crochet (DC)

INSTRUCTION
Rnd 1)
     Magic Loop + Chain 1 and into the loop.
     [CH3 + 2DC + CH2] + [3DC + CH2] + [3DC + CH2] +
     [3DC + CH2] and SL ST into the first DC
Rnd 2) 
     [CH3 + 2DC into the previous CH2 space + CH 1]+       
     [3DC + CH2] + 
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2] + 
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2] + 
     [3DC + CH1 +3DC + CH2] and SL ST into the first DC
Rnd 3)
     [CH3 + 2DC into the previous CH2 space + CH 1] +
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + 2CH] +
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2]
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2]
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2]and SL ST into the first DC
Rnd 4)
     [CH3 + 2DC into the previous CH2 space + CH 1] +
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2] +
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2]
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2]
     [3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH1 + 3DC + CH2]and SL ST into the first DC 

Finish off or continue till the desired square length.
granny square
granny square

Iris Stitch Scarf

This scarf looks complicated but actually it is very simple.

Iris stitch scarf
Iris stitch scarf

Iris stitch scarf
Iris stitch scarf
SKILL LEVEL

 
MATERIALS
  Medium (worsted) weight wool yarn 
  Size 5.0mm crochet hook

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
  DC = Double Crochet (DC)

INSTRUCTION:
Row 1) Make 23 chains
 On the 5th chain from the hook
 [2 DC + CH 1 + 2 DC and Skip 3]* 4 times +
 2 DC + CH 1 + 2 DC and Skip 1 + 1 DC
Row 2) Chain 3 + [2 DC + CH 1 + 2 DC in the CH 1 space of the previous shell]* repeat 4 more shells and 1 DC in the end.
Row 3) Repeat Row 2 until the desired length of the 
 scarf.
Iris Pattern

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Crocheted Shamrock

Saint Patrick’s Day Crocheted Shamrock

The shamrock is worn as a badge on the lapel. Three is Ireland’s  magic number and the three petals that make up the shamrock is supposed to bring good luck.

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SKILL LEVEL

 
MATERIALS
  Medium (worsted) weight wool yarn 
      (Color green and    white)
  Size 5.0mm crochet hook

ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
  SS = Slip Stitch (.)
  SC = Single Crochet (+)
  HDC = Half Double Crochet (Τ)
  DC = Double Crochet (DC)

INSTRUCTION
Rnd 1)
     Magic Loop + Chain 1 and into the loop.
     SS into the ring.
     Chain 5 and SS into the main ring.
     Chain 5 and SS into the main ring.
     Chain 5 and SS into the main ring for 3 leaves.
Stem:
  1)Chain 8
  2)Into the 3rd stitch 1 HDC + 1 HDC + 1 SC + 1 SC +
    + 1 SC + 1 SC (basically 2 HDC and 4 SC in the
    next 5 stitches)
  3)Slip stitch into the main ring    
  4)[Slip stitch into the loop and CH 1 + 1 SC + 2 HDC     
    + 3 DC + 2 HDC + 1 SC and slip stitch into the
    main ring]* Repeat 2 times
  5)Slip stitch into the main ring and finish off. 
Shamrock