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Crochet is relaxing and everybody can learn to crochet!

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NEW PATTERNS:

Wellington Harbour Produce bag.

I have lots of these, so there is always one left in bag and I never need to use plastic!!

Start with making a chain of 8 chain stitches, close into a circle with a slipstitch in the first chain stitch. I used thin cotton and hook size 2.5.

Round 1:
Working into the circle, apart from the last DC, which will be into the first Ch 9 loop
Ch 9, dc, ch 7, dc, ch 7, dc, ch 7, dc, ch 5, dc in the first ch 9 loop. You now have 5 loops.

From now on just keep working in continuing rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the first loop of each round.

Round 2:
ch 7, dc in the same loop, ch 7, dc in the next one, repeat until 10 loops.

Round 3: ch 7, dc in the same loop, ch 7, dc in the next, ( this is a repeat of round 2. ) You now have 20 loops.

Round 4- 15:
Ch 7, DC in the next loop, all the way round.

Than make two rounds with a chain 5 instead of a chain 7. End with 5 sc instead of the last dc.
Finish off. Use some gardening twine or crochet a cord to weave around through the second to last
round.
Post a picture of your bag!!

Easy Poppy Pattern

This is the pattern I made for my poppy yarnbombs at the Tawa Memorial.

Start with black yarn and make a magic circle, (or a chain 4, close into a circle with a slipstitch).

1. Make 8 single crochet stitches in the circle. Cut of black yarn. No need for slipstitch.

2. With the red yarn start in any of the single crochet stitches from round 1 with a standing double crochet, make two more double crochet in the same stitch.

*In the next single crochet make 1 single crochet and 3 double crochet,
in the next single crochet make 3 double crochet.
Repeat from * all the way around and finish off, weave in loose ends.

Show me your pictures of the results!!

You can also post them here https://www.facebook.com/easynowmindfulness/

 

 

Easy Easter Basket

If you have done my Crochet for Calmness beginner’s course, than you can totally make this!!

I used acrylic and my favourite hook size 3.5. I only used chain stitches, slip stitches and double crochet stitches.

Start with a ch5 and make into a circle by making a slipstitch in the first chain stitch.

Round 1: Ch2 (counts as  dc), make 13 dc in the circle. Close with a slipstitch to the top of the starting ch2. (14)

Round 2: ch2 (counts as a dc), make a dc in the same place, continue with making 2 dc in every dc from round 1. Close with a slipstitch to the top of the starting ch2. (28)

Round 3: ch2 (counts as a dc), make another 27dc. Close with a slipstitch to the top of the starting ch2. (28)

Round 3: repeat round 3.

Round 4: repeat round 3.

Make a chain 27, make a dc in the 4th chain stitch from the hook, make 24 dc along th chain and slipstitch in the 3d dc from round 4, finish off.

Make a little flower: chain 5 and make in to a circle by making a slipstitch in the first chain stitch.

Round 1: c*h2, 2dc, ch2, slipstitch in the circle, repeat 3 more times from * making 4 leaves total and finish off.

Sew flower on the basket, as well as a button to close the basket handle.

Fill with chocolate eggs.

Happy Easter!

Have you made this? Please post your pictures on my Face book page here: https://www.facebook.com/easynowmindfulness/

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Crochet Jingle Balls for Little Sprouts.

Drop them off at our local drop off points!!

You can change colours anywhere in the pattern to give it a stripy effect.

I use USA notation. For this I have used 3.5 hook on acrylic.

 

24-round Jingle ball. (scroll down for variation on the pattern)

1. Into a magic ring, ch 1, make 7 sc. Finish with a slipstitch to the first sc.

2.  Make ch 2, (this is your first hdc) and a hdc in the same first sc, 2 hdc in each st around. Finish with a slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

3.  Make ch 2, (this is your first hdc), *Make 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st repeat from *and finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

4.  Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in the next, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

5.  Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts repeat around from*. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

6. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 4 sts repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

7. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 4 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 5 sts  repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

8. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 5 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 6 sts  repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

9. Make a ch 2, (this is your first hdc), hdc in each of the next 6 hdc, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 7 sts  repeat around from *. Finish with 2 hdc, than slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

jingle ball little sprouts

For round 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,15, 16: ch2, hdc in each stitch, slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

Now working on decreasing and filling the ball.

17. ch2, hdc in the next 6 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 7 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

18. ch2, hdc in the next 5 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

19. ch2, hdc in the next 4 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

20. ch2, hdc in the next 3 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

21. ch2, hdc in the next 2 sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 3 sts, repeat from *and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

Now is a good time to weave in any loose ends, as the opening is going to get narrower every row.

22. ch2, hdc in the next sts, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

INFO ABOUT THE JINGLE BELL:

Put in the stuffing and the bell. You can use the plastic kinder egg inners. Put the bell in and glue tight.

If you put the bell in without the plastic kinder egg inner, it will make less sound but will still work! However make sure you knot the bell to a thread so it can never just come out! I start by leaving a long beginning thread, using that to tighten the magic circle and to tie the bell to.

23. ch2, *Hdc2tog, hdc in the next sts, repeat from * and finish with the Hdc2tog and slipstitch to the top of the ch 2 from the start.

24. ch2, *Hdc2tog, 7 times,  with a sc in the last st, and finish off by weaving in the circle to close the opening.

VARIATION:

I have also made this ball by using a new colour for every round. Just start every round with a standing hdc. I just crochet around with a different colour, leaving a little hole where the beginning and last hdc from the former round met. So you do not make the starting ch2 and the slipstitch to the ch 2!!

The pictures make this more clear:

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I leave the red round just like this and make the next round over the hole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Than I turn my work around and close the gap of the former round. (The green round). I insert the hook in the stitch on the left and pull the thread from the right side through.
I insert the hook in the stitch on the right side of the loop, to pull the thread from the left side through.

I pull both ends tight and double knot. Because you will fill the ball with stuffing, you don’t have to weave in the loose ends.

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Invisible!

 

EVE MARKET BAG

I named this bag after one of our cats, Eve. Every night she was on my lap while I was making this bag 😻😻😻

This is written in USA style, stitches used are chain stitch, slipstitch, single crochet and double crochet.

I used 4 balls of ombre cotton and a 3.5 mm hook. You can make this bag smaller or bigger by repeating round 12 less times or more often.

Cotton stretches so keep that in mind.

Bag:

Start with a chain 6. Close with a slipstitch, making a circle.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as your first dc), 11dc close with a slipstitch.

Round 2: ch 4 ( counts as the first dc and a ch 2), dc, ch 2, dc around and finish with a slipstitch in the 2nd ch from the starting ch 4. You will have 12 spokes with a ch 2 in between.

Round 3: Slipstitch in the ch 2 space, ch 6 (counts as the first dc and a ch 4), dc in next ch 2 space, ch 4, repeat around and finish with a slipstitch in the 2nd ch from the starting ch6.

Round 4: ch 4 (counts as the first dc and a ch 2), dc in the ch 4 space, ch 2, dc on the dc, ch 2, dc in the ch 4 space, repeat around and finish with a slipstitch in the 2nd ch from the beginning.

You have 24dc with a ch 2 in between.

Round 5: slipstitch in ch 2 space, ch 5( counts as a dc and ch 3),  dc in next ch 2 space, ch 3, repeat around and finish with a slipstitch. You still have 24 dc.

Round 6: repeat round 5 however now with ch4 in between each dc.

Round 7: repeat round 6. Start by making a slipstitch in the first 2 ch stitches, make another slipstitch in the ch 4, and than make ch 6, which is the first dc and a ch 4. Always finish with a slipstitch in the 2nd ch from the beginning chain.

Round 8: Repeat round 4. Now you have 48 DC with ch 2 in between each.

Round 9: slipstitch in ch 2space, ch 5 ( this is your first dc and a ch3), dc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, dc, ch 3, dc, ch2 , repeat around and finish with a slipstitch. You will have 48 dc alternatively with ch 2 and ch 3 in between.

Round 10: slipstitch in the ch 3 space, ch 5, ( this is your first dc and ch 3), dc, ch 3, repeat around  and finish with a slipstitch.

Round 11: slipstitch in ch 3space, ch 6( this is a DC and ch4), dc in next ch 2 space, ch 3, dc, ch 4, dc, ch3 , repeat around and finish with a slipstitch. You will have 48 dc with alternatively a ch 3 and a ch 4 in between.

Round 12: slipstitch in first two ch stitches, slipstitch in ch 4space, ch 6, dc,  ch 4, dc in next ch space, ch 4, repeat around and finish with a slipstitch. 47 loops of ch 4.

Round 13- 23: repeat round 12. You can make more repeats if you want a longer bag. Put some apples or oranges in and see how big it stretches to decide on the size.

Round 24: if you start a new colour, start with a standing dc in any ch 4. Make another dc in the same ch 4, make 2dc in next ch 4, repeat around. Finish with a slipstitch to the top of the first dc. You have 94 dc

The strap:

The strap is made in two parts. First making a strap base on one side of the bag. Than making a strap base and strap on the other side of the bag. Sew the strap to the opposite base.

First strap base:

Row1: Ch 2, 18dc, turn.

Row 2: ch 2,* skip a stitch, dc, repeat from * 8 times, turn.

Row 3: ch 2, 9dc. Turn and repeat row 3.

Second strap base:

Now starting the strap base on the other side of the bag. Skip 28dc.

Row 1:  make 19dc. Turn.

Row 2: ch 2,* skip a stitch, dc, repeat from * 8 times, turn.

Row 3: ch 2, 9dc. Turn and repeat row 3.

Continue with the strap on this side. Make strap as long as you like, remember it often stretches when you use the bag so don’t make it too long.

Strap:

Row1: ch 2, 3dc, 2sc, 4dc.

Row 2: ch 2, 2dc, 4sc, 3dc.

Row 3: ch 2, 2dc, ch3, skip the 4sc, 3dc.

Row 4: ch 2, 2dc, 4sc in the ch 3, 3dc.

Repeat row 1 till 4 until desired length of strap is reached. And sew to strap base on other side.

 

CIRCLE IN A SQUARE GRANNY PATTERN

>>>My trebles are: start as if making a double crochet and instead of going through 2 twice, I do through 1, and than through 2 twice!

  1. Ch 5, close into circle with slipstitch in the first Ch.

2. Ch 4 ( this counts as the first treble and a ch1, *tr, ch1), repeat from * 10 more times, making 12 spokes in total. Finish with a slipstitch in the 3rd Ch from the start.

3. Slipstitch in the first Ch 1 space, ch5, tr in same ch1 space, continue with a tr, ch2, tr ( this is a V stitch) in every ch1 space. Finish with a slipstitch in the 3rd Ch from the start.

4. Slipstitch into the ch2 space. Ch3, tr2tog in same ch2 space, ch5, Tr3tog in every ch2 with ch5 between each and finish with slipstitch to top of first tr2tog.

5. Slipstitch in to the ch5 space make ( Ch3, 2tr, ch3, 3tr ),* Ch3, SC in next ch5 space, Ch3, SC in next ch5 space, Ch3, in next ch5 space make (3tr, Ch3, 3tr), repeat from * making the circle in to a square.

6 and 7. Crochet around making 3tr, Ch3, 3tr in every corner. Making 3tr in every ch2 space with a ch2 in between.

All patterns copyright by Monique from Easy Now Mindfulness. © Monique Lubberink, 2018

Except as provided by the Copyright Act 1994, no part of this publication may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

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