Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Just hi :-)

Hi my dears,
new yarns arrived and I am busy like a bee. I hope, you will like the news :-) They will be soon!
Have a nice day :-)

Yarn

Monday, June 30, 2014

Rainbow of Hope and Love

Hi my dears,
thank you very much for your nice wishes to my Birthday. You made a smile on my face. I have something for you :-) ... Enjoy the fun!

Infinity pattern

Rainbow of hope and love 
Design by Vendula Maderska
June 2014

This time you will need some buttons. Oooh, I hear you - what's surprise - the buttons, really ? :-) You know, I am just mad about the buttons! 


And you will need 100% cotton yarn, 5 Ply Sport weight (12 wpi). I used Catania by Schachenmayr SMC. I used these colors: beige, yellow, light yellow, orange, light pink, hot pink, red, light blue, turquoise, light green, apple green, violet, dark blue. For one decoration you will need about 25 grams of yarn totally. You could use the scraps. But please use only same type of the yarn of same gauge. We need nice shape of final creation :-)

As common I have a tip for you: I found alternative material as Catania is and this yarn is named Miami by Red Heart. This is exactly same yarn as Catania. Or you could use your favorite material - it is up to you. But please remember, if you will use another material, the final creation will looks little bit different. 

infinity pattern

I made three variation of this colorful home decoration. You could choose to make variation 1, 2 or 3... Or you could make all three creations as same as I made :-) 

Are you ready? Because I am :-) !


crochet infinity pattern

Level of the pattern: This pattern is suitable for beginners - especially the buttons variation. But if you decide to crochet the variation with words - at this moment becomes the pattern intermediate - some crochet skills and patient are needed :-)

Abbreviations used (standard U.S. terminology):
Chain (CH)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)

Size of finished infinity decoration: length 17 cm (6,6 inches), height 5,5 cm (2,3 inches)

Take your hook 3 and follow the instruction, please :-) :

Instruction:

Note: The main part of the pattern is same for all variation.

Infinity symbol embellished by buttons

Beginning: use beige yarn, hook 3 mm and make 18 CH. Join first stitch with 1 SlSt and make a circle (18 stitches)
Round 1 - 115: you will work in circle spiral rounds. It means, that you will not join the rounds by SlSt. You will work continuously. Make 1 SC in every stitch from previous round  (18 SC)
End the work after round 115.


Rainbow Infinity symbol - Love

You will work as same as first variation. You will change the colors:
Light pink: rounds 1 - 6 and rounds 110 - 115
Red: rounds 7 - 12 and rounds 104 - 109
Hot pink: rounds 13 - 18 and  rounds 98 - 103
Orange: rounds 19 - 24 and rounds 92 - 97
Yellow: rounds 25 - 30 and rounds 86 -91
Light yellow: rounds 31 - 36 and rounds 80 - 85 
Light green: rounds 37 - 42 and rounds 74 - 79
Turquoise: rounds 43 - 48 and rounds 68 - 73
Violet: rounds 49 - 54 and rounds 62 - 67
Dark blue: rounds 55 - 61

crochet infinity pattern

Rainbow Infinity symbol - Hope

You will work as same as first variation. You will change the colors:
Light pink: rounds 1 - 6 and rounds 110 - 115
Red: rounds 7 - 12 and rounds 104 - 109
Hot pink: rounds 13 - 18 and  rounds 98 - 103
Orange: rounds 19 - 24 and rounds 92 - 97
Yellow: rounds 25 - 30 and rounds 86 -91
Light green: rounds 31 - 36 and rounds 80 - 85 
Apple green: rounds 37 - 42 and rounds 74 - 79
Light blue: rounds 43 - 48 and rounds 68 - 73
Turquoise: rounds 49 - 54 and rounds 62 - 67
Violet: rounds 55 - 61

crochet infinity pattern

You will have prepared main part of the decoration. You will not fill it by toy filling, it will stay empty. Now make infinity shape, work thoroughly with your fingers and shape it nicely. Then sew it together as you could see on the pictures bellow. 


Make tiny stitches. Insert the needle only in the upper threads of the edge. And you will not sew through all piece. Mark the middle of main part of work with the pin a sew it straight on this line. 

crochet infinity pattern

Now you will sew it in back part again. Make tiny stitches. Sew straight.

crochet infinity pattern

Mark the work by pin in the middle again, sew straight to your infiniy decoration will look symmetrically.


crochet infinity pattern

Shape the infinity symbol nicely and the main part is finished :-) 

crochet infinity pattern

crochet infinity pattern

Variation 1 : 
Take some buttons in rainbow colors and sew them on the main part. Neaten free threads by hook inside the work. 

crochet infinity pattern

crochet infinity pattern


Variation 2 - LOVE:
Use beige yarn, hook 3 mm 
Letter + o: make 40 CH, insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 39 stitches, end the work.
Letter v: make 28 CH, insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet  1 SlSt in next 27 stitches, end the work.
Letter emake 16 CH, insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 15 stitches, end the work. 


crochet infinity pattern


Now shape the letters. Use pins. 

crochet infinity pattern


crochet infinity pattern


When you will be satisfied with the shape of the letters, use beige common sewing thread and sew them. Then join the letters together and "write" the word: love :-) Make tiny stitches on the reverse side of the letters. Remember please, that the reverse sides of letters will be visible, so make tiny stitches and try to sew it nicely. 



crochet infinity

And now a little bit challenge :-) Take the needle and common sewing beige thread and sew the word on the infinity symbol. Make tiny stitches, work slowly and thoroughly. 

crochet infinity pattern


Variation 2 - HOPE:
Use beige yarn, hook 3 mm 
Letter h
Row 1: make 10 CH, insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt  in next 9 stitches (9 SC), end the work.
Row 2: insert hook in sixth stitch from the end and crochet 8 CH. Insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 7 stitches. Insert hook in same stitch as at the beginning of this row and make 1 SlSt, end the work.


crochet infinity pattern

Letter o: make 17 CH, insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 16 stitches. Join first stitch with 1 SlSt, end the work. 
Letter p
Row 1: make 9 CH, insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 8 stitches. 
Row 2: Make 7 CH, insert hook in fourth stitch of row 1 and crochet 1 SlSt. Then turn the work and crochet 1 SlSt in every stitch of row 2. End the work.

crochet infinity pattern


Letter e: make 16 CH, insert hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 15 stitches, end the work.



Sew the letters together, using beige common sewing thread. Neaten free threads.

crochet infinity pattern


Pin the word on the infinity decoration and sew it. Work slowly, thoroughly, use tiny stitches.

crochet infinity pattern

Tadaaah! Your lovely rainbow home decoration is finished. Congratulation :-)

Rainbow home decoration pattern

Rainbow home decoration pattern

I hope, that you enjoyed nice time by creating this colorful home decoration :-)
Yours, Vendulka

Rainbow Love decoration


Note: This pattern is intended for PERSONAL USE only, that means none commercial purposes! © Vendula Maderska, 2014, All rights reserved. You are not allowed neither to sell, copy, share, translate to another language and publish the pattern or parts of it, sell the creation made from these patterns without particularly permission of the author. If you have any questions – feel free to ask on this e-mail: vendula.maderska@gmail.com

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Butterfly

Crochet butterfly pattern

“ Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder...”


- Henry David Thoreau

crochet butterfly pattern

OK, Mr. Thoreau, I will be patient girl .... But in case, there will be no butterflies around me, I will create my own one or two :-) If you would like to crochet your own butterfly too - the pattern is ready :-)



crochet butterfly

Friday, June 13, 2014

Yesterday's pictures :-)

four-leaf clover

When I was on the walk with my honey girl I found three four-leaf clovers :-) I left two of them in the grass and one, you know, I had to pick it and placed it to my diary :-)

crochet butterfly


Have a nice day :-)

flowers