martedì 25 agosto 2009

WIGGLY CROCHET SAMPLE

Ho fatto il primo campione con questa nuova tecnica

Potholder - wiggly crochet-.







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venerdì 21 agosto 2009

ANCORA CUSCINI GIAPPONESI




TECNICA ALL'UNCINETTO (TAPESTRY CROCHET)

The hook is usually inserted from front to back, under the two top loops of the stitch being crocheted into. If the hook is inserted into only one of the top loops, there will be a horizontal line of yarn over each crochet stitch. Being able to carry colors is essential for tapestry crochet, allowing a two-or more color design to be worked without floats on the back. The concealed colors make the finished piece more durable. The carrying technique enables knots and loose ends to be eliminated as well. To carry a yarn, first, lay the additional yarn over the top two loops of the stitches being crocheted into, leaving a one-inch tail sticking out of the back. The carried yarn can be slightly angled to the front of the fabric and kept in place with the thumb of the left hand.


Single crochet across as usual, keeping the carried yarn on top of the loops, crocheting under and over it. If done correctly, the carried yarn will not be visible from either the front or the back of the work. After the round has been completed, the one inch tail (that was left sticking out of the back of the piece) can be snipped off. More than one color yarn can be carried at the same time for a multicolored tapestry crochet motif. Each yarn carried will slightly increase the height of the single crochet stitch. For a consistent appearance, start to carry the yarn at the beginning of a project, even if there will not be any color changes for a few rounds.

The tapestry crochet stitch is similar to the single crochet stitch. One or more yarns are carried while a yarn is being crocheted. You have to plan ahead with the tapestry crochet stitch, though, because the yarn switch occurs while two loops of an incomplete crochet stitch are still on the hook.



Make the final yarn over and loop with the
carried yarn.
Continue to crochet across while carrying the previously crocheted yarn, until another yarn change is desired.

PATTERNS FROM CAROLA VENTURA'S SITE (www.tapestrycrochet.com/#patterns)

Tapestry Crocheted Round of Hearts Pillow Knitting Pattern







giovedì 20 agosto 2009

UN FANTASTICO TAPPETO



Finished Size

20 inches x 39 inches not including fringe.

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver Art. 300 by Coats & Clark or worsted yarn -- 15 oz. Lt. Sage #631
  • 12 oz. Aran #313
  • 10 oz. Monet Print #310 (variegated)
  • 8 oz. each Buff #334
  • Orchid #530 and Med. Purple #528
  • 7 oz. Frosty Green #661
  • 1 oz. Pale Yellow #322;
  • K hook or hook size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
With four strands held together as one,
7 sc = 2 3/4 inches;
6 sc rows = 2 1/4 inches.

Basic Stitches
Ch, sl st, sc. See Crochet Basics
for stitch illustrations.

Notes
Hold four strands of yarn together as one unless otherwise stated.
Each square on graph equals one sc.
Leaving 8-inch end at beginning and ending of rows, fasten off each color at end of each row

Rug
Row 1: With lt. sage, leaving 8-inch end (see Notes), ch 101, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Leaving 8-inch end, fasten off. (100 sc made)
Rows 2-53: Join with sc in first st, sc in each st across changing colors according to graph HIER. Fasten off.
For
fringe, cut two strands lt. sage each 16 inches long. With both strands held together, fold in half, insert hook in end of row, draw fold through, draw all loose ends through fold including 8-inch ends, tighten. Trim.

mercoledì 19 agosto 2009

TAPPETO GRANNY RUG


Bachelor's Button Rug

Design by Janet Giese

Country charm and comfort combine in this refreshing addition for kitchen or bath. Perky blue and white motifs will cushion your toes and soothe your senses with relaxing springtime appeal.

Size
20" x 28".

Materials

  • Rug or worsted-weight yarn -- 360 yds. dk. blue 180 yds. lt. blue and 120 yds. white
  • Tapestry needle
  • I crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
Rnds 1-3 of Large Motif = 3" across.
Each Large Motif is 4" across;
Each Small Motif is 1 1/4" across.

Skill Level
Average

Large Motif (make 29)
Rnd 1: With lt. blue, ch 4, 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-3 (10 dc). Front of row 1 is right side of work.
Rnd 2: Working this rnd in front lps only, ch 1, working from left to right, reverse sc in each st around, join,turn, fasten off.
Rnd 3: With wrong side facing you, working in remaining lps of rnd 1, join white with sl st in first st, ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4, turn,fasten off (20 dc, 20 ch sps).
Rnd 4: With right side facing you, join dk. blue with sl st in any ch sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each ch sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3 (40 dc).
Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 2.

Small Motif (make 22)
Rnds 1-2: Repeat same rnds of Large Motif.

Assembly
With wrong side facing, working in remaining lps of rnd 4, with dk. blue, sew 7 dc on each side of Motifs together according to Assembly Diagram leaving 3 sts at each corner between 7-dc groups unsewn.
Easing to fit, sew Small Motifs to spaces between Large Motifs according to diagram.

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