Thursday, September 22, 2011

More Crochet Kitchen Items - Free Pattern!


My mother-in-law came into town to see my daughter in a performance of The Emperor's New Clothes. She had mentioned that she wanted a kitchen towel with a crochet topper. So, I whipped one up and while I was at it I crocheted these coasters. I love them so much, I'm going to make a set for myself. Here is the free coaster pattern. Happy Hooking!

ch. 12, join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 - Ch 1, 30 sc into ring, join with slip st to first sc (30 sc)
Rnd 2 - Ch 5 (counts as dtr), dtr in next 2 stitches, Ch 3, *dtr in next 3 stitches, ch 3 ; repeat from*
Rnd 3 - Ch 1, *skip 1 dtr, sc in next dtr, (3 dc, Picot-4, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from*
around, join to first sc and fasten off.

dtr: double treble crochet Yarn over three times, insert hook into indicated stitch or space and pull up a loop, (yarn over, pull through two loops) four times.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Free Cup Cozy Pattern


I’d love to tell you I use these because it’s better for the environment than the cardboard ones, but the truth is I just love their softness and warmth. I carry one in the car in my glove compartment. It makes a great gift with and will fit nicely into a card.


COZY

Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5

Chain 22. Being careful not to twist, join with a slip stitch in beginning chain to form a ring. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.
Round 1: Single crochet in each chain around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch – 21 stitches.
Rounds 2 and 3: Single crochet in each single crochet around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch.
Round 4: *Single crochet in each of next 6 stitches, work 2 single crochet in next stitch, repeat from * around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch – 24 stitches.
Rounds 5 - 7: Repeat Round 2.
Round 8: *Single crochet in each of next 7 stitches, work 2 single crochet in next stitch, repeat from * around; join with slip stitch in beginning stitch – 27 stitches.
Rounds 9 - 11: Repeat Round 2.

Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Retro Kitchen Ware


No crocheter’s kitchen would be complete without one of these! I think the key to making this kitchen staple look current is keeping the towel pattern simple and coordinating the cotton yarn with the towel. I got to admit I love the chunky button but I found out after whipping up a couple, that you really don’t need a button hole. Most buttons will fit through your double crochet. Look for a tutorial from me soon!