Friday, April 13, 2012

Baby Set - Sweater - Bonnet & Afghan Crochet Pattern

Adorable Baby Layette - Baby jacket and hat and blanket, in crochet and a nice and easy frilly trim, especially nice for a little girl, but you can leave it off for a boy if you like. Click on the pictures to bring up an image in the size you want to save to your computer. Once saved, go to the image on your computer and open it, then it will print in a nice size.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Free Crochet Baby Diaper Cover Pattern - Soakers

This free crochet baby diaper cover pattern is for the soakers shown above and numbered 4303. Very cute and easy. A great pattern for beginners to practice their skills! To print the pattern, click on the image (to get the larger version) and then save to your computer. (In Windows, right click to save). Then you can open the image on your computer and print it.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Square Pineapple Centerpiece or Tablecloth



Square Pineapple Doily or Tablecloth
              (see end of instructions for tablecloth directions)



Centerpiece - Approx. 23 inches square from point to point.

MATERIALS: J&P Coats or Clarks ONT Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet Cotton, size 30: Small ball: J &
P Coats—7 balls of White or Ecru, or any color; or Clarks ONT—11 balls of White or Ecru, or 13 balls of
any color. Steel crochet hook No.10.

Starting at center, ch 8. Join.

1ST RND: Ch 3, in ring make dc, ch 2 and dc (shell made); * ch 3; in ring make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc
(another shell made). Repeat from * 2 more times; ch 3, sl st in top of starting chain.
2ND RND: Sl st in next dc and in sp, ch 3 and complete shell as before (shell made over shell), * ch 1, in
next ch-3 sp make 2 dc, ch 3 and 2 dc (corner shell made), ch 1, shell over next shell. Repeat from *
around. Join.

3RD RND: * Shell over shell, ch 3,corner shell over corner shell, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join.

4TH RND: Make shell over shell and ch 4 alternately around, working corner shells as before. Join.

5TH RND: Same as last rnd, making ch 6 (instead of ch-4) between shells. Join.

6TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, in next shell make shell, ch 3 and shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around.
Join.

7TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, corner shell in next sp, ch 2, shell in next sp,
ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

8TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6,shell over shell, ch 2, shell in next sp, ch 2, corner shell over corner
shell, ch 2, shell in next sp, ch 2, shell over shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

9TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, (shell over shell, ch 3) twice; corner shell over corner shell, (ch 3, shell
over shell) twice; ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

10TH and 11TH RNDS: Same as last rnd, making ch 4 for 10th rnd and ch 5 for 11th rnd between 5 corner
shells. Join.

12TH RND: * (Shell over shell, ch 6) twice; in sp of next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 6, shell over
shell, ch 6, in sp of next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 6, shell over shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around.
Join.

13TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, shell over shell, ch 2, 20 tr in ch-7 loop (this is base of pineapple), ch
2, shell over shell, ch 2, 20 tr in next ch-7 loop, ch 2, shell over shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

14TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 6, dc in sp of next shell, (ch 1, tr in next tr) 20 times; ch 1, shell over
shell, (ch 1,tr in next tr) 20 times; ch 1, dc in sp of next shell, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

15TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp between tr's, (ch 3, sc in next sp) 18 times; ch 1,
shell over shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp between tr’s (ch 3, sc in next sp) 18 times; ch 5. Repeat from *
around. Join.

16TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 17 times; ch 1, shell over
shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 17 times; ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

17TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 16 times; ch 1, shell over
shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 16 times; ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

18TH RND: Same as last rnd, having 15 (instead of 16) loops on each pineapple. Join.
and 14 loops for 19th rnd. Join.

19TH RND: Same as last rnd, having 14 (instead of 15) loops on each pineapple. Join.

20TH RND: Ch 3, dc in sp of shell, in same sp make ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc; * ch 4, sc in next
ch-3 loop, make 13 loops across pineapple, ch 2, in sp of next shell make shell, ch 3 and shell; ch 2, sc in
next loop, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 4, in sp of next shell make shell, ch 3 and shell. Repeat from *
around. Join.

21ST RND: * Shell in next sp, (ch 2, shell in next sp) twice; ch 4, sc in next loop, make 12 loops across
pineapple, ch 3, skip next ch-2, (shell in next sp, ch 2) twice; shell in next sp, ch 3, sc in next loop, make
12 loops across pineapple, ch 4, skip next ch-4. Repeat from * around. Join.

22ND RND: * (Shell over shell, ch 1) twice; shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, make 11 loops
across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, shell in next sp, corner shell over corner shell, shell in next sp,
shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, make 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around.
Join.

23RD RND: * (Shell over shell, ch 2) twice; shell over shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 loop, make 10 loops
across pineapple, ch 4, (shell over shell, ch 2) twice; corner shell over corner shell, (ch 2, shell over
shell) twice; ch 4, sc in next loop, make 10 loops across pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

24TH RND: Same as last rnd, making ch 3 (instead of ch-2) between shells and 9 loops on pineapples.

25TH RND: Same as last rnd, making ch 4 (instead of ch-3) between shells and 8 loops on pineapples.

26TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4, 7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell
over shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4 , make 7 loops across
pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

27TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 20 tr in ch-7 loop, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, make 6 loops across
pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, 20 tr in ch-7 loop, ch 2, shell over shell, ch 2, 20 tr in ch-7 loop, ch
4, shell over shell, ch 4, make 6 loops across pineapple, ch 4. Join.

28TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, (tr in next tr, ch 1) 19 times; tr in next tr, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4,
make 5 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, (tr in next tr, ch 1) 19 times; tr in next tr, ch 1,
shell over shell, ch 1, (tr in next tr, ch 1) 19 times; tr in next tr, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, make 5 loops
across pineapple, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.
29TH RND: Work as before, having 18 loops in pineapples on 2nd pineapple rnd and 4 loops in
pineapples on 1st pineapple rnd.

30, 31ST and 32ND RNDS: Work as before, having 1 loop less on each pineapple (on 32nd rnd, 1 loop
remains in pineapples on 1st pineapple rnd). Join.

33RD RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 14 loops on pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, sc in ch-3 loop, ch
4, shell over shell, ch 4, 14 loops, ch 1, shell over shell, ch 1, 14 loops, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 4, sc in
ch-3 loop, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.

34TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 1, shell over
shell, ch 4, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 2, in sp of shell make shell, ch 3 and shell; ch 2, 13 loops
across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join.

35TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 12 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 1, shell in next
sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join.

36TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4, 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4, (shell over shell, ch 2) twice; shell
over shell, ch 4, 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, shell in next sp, corner shell over
corner shell in next sp, shell in next sp, shell over shell, ch 4, 11 loops across pineapple, ch 4,(Shell over
shell, ch 2) twice. Repeat from * around. Join.

37TH, 38TH and 39TH RNDS: Make shell over shell, ch 4 and work in pattern as before, making 1 loop
less on each pineapple on each rnd. Join.

40TH RND: * Shell over shell, ch 4,7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 5, in next shell
make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4, 7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch
5, in next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5, corner shell over corner shell, ch 5, in next shell make 2
dc, ch 7 and 2 dc, ch 5, shell over shell, ch 4, 7 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell, ch 5, in
next shell make 2 dc, ch 7 and 2 dc; ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.

41ST - 47TH RNDS incl: Work in pattern around. Join.

48TH RND: Shell over shell, ch 1, shell over shell, ch 4, 13 loops across pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell,
ch 1, shell over shell and work in pattern around. Join.

FIRST PINEAPPLE: Sl st across to sp of 2nd shell and work points as follows:

1ST ROW: Shell over shell, ch 4, work across loops of pineapple, ch 4, shell over shell. Ch 5, turn.
Repeat last row until 1 loop remains on pineapple. Ch 5, turn.

NEXT ROW: Shell over shell, tr in loop, shell over next shell, ch 5,turn, sc in sp of last shell made. Break
off. Attach thread to sp of shell on next pineapple and complete as before. Work all pineapples to
correspond.

EDGING: 1ST RND: Attach thread to ch-1 sp at base of points, sc in same sp, (ch 2, shell in next ch-5
loop) 13 times; ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp (between shells), ch 2, shell in next ch-5 loop of next point and
continue thus around. Join last ch-2 to 1st sc.

2ND RND: Sl st to sp of next shell, ch 6, * (sc in next ch-2 sp between shells, ch 3, in sp of next shell
make dc, ch 5, sc in dc—picot—and dc; ch 3) 11 times; sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in sp of next shell,
picot, dc in sp of next shell, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.


TABLECLOTH - Approx. 54 inches square.
J & P Coats Big Ball Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet Cotton, size30: 30 balls of White, Ecru or Cream,
or Clarks Big Ball Three Cord Mercerized Crochet, size 30: 25 balls of White, Ecru or Cream. Steel
crochet hook No.10.

Work in pattern to 48th rnd incl of centerpiece. Then continue in established
pattern for desired size, taking care to end as for the 48th rnd. Starting at First Pineapple, complete cloth
as for centerpiece.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Free Crocheted Work Basket - Vintage / Antique Pattern from 1940s


MATERIALS: Lily Skytone Mercerized Crochet Cotton—1 ball Cream and 2 balls Skipper Blue (or other desired colors). Lily Pearl Cotton Size 3—1 ball each Yellow and Lt. Green. Crochet Hook size 3.

BASE: Use 2 strands of Blue
Row 1: Ch 43, 4 dc in 5th st from hook, dc in next 37 sts, 9 dc in end st, in other side of chain, dc in next 37 sts, 4 dc in next st, sl st in top of starting chain.
ROW 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, * (2 dc in next st) 4 times, dc in 37 dc, (2 dc in next st) 4 times, * 3 dc in next st. Repeat from * to *. Dc in next st, sl st in 1st 3-ch.
ROW 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, * (dc in next st, 2 dc in next) 5 times, dc in 35 dc, (2 dc in next, dc in next) 5 times, * 3 dc in next. Repeat from * to *. Dc in next st, sl st in 1st 3-ch.
ROW 4: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next dc, holding final 2 loops on hook, draw 2 strands of Cream thru these 2 loops, completing dc. Working over Blue and starting end of Cream, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next, 2 dc in next, * pull up Blue taut and thru final 2 loops of last dc and repeat from * to *, working over Cream. Make 3 more blocks, alternating colors. (With Blue, dc in next 5 dc, with Cream, dc in next 5 dc) for 7 more blocks. Alternating colors, repeat from * to * for 11 more blocks. Continue in same way. End with 2 Blue dc, sl st in 1st 3-ch, joining Cream.
ROW 5: With Cream, ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 dc, then alternating colors, make a 5-dc-block in Blue over each Cream block and a Cream block over each Blue block. End with 2 Cream dc, sl st in 3-ch. Fasten off Cream. (Turn and make dc around in Blue, widening at ends to keep work flat) for 4 rows, then a row of sc. Fasten off. Steam and press on back.

LID: Repeat Base but add edge of Ch 1, (hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next) around. Fasten off.

SIDES: Use 2 strands of Blue
Row 1: Ch 240 and join, ch 3, 239 dc on chain, sl st in 3-ch.
ROW 2: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, (5 dc in Cream, 5 dc in Blue) around. With Cream, sl st in 1st 3-ch.
ROW 3: Ch 3, dc in 4 dc, (5 dc in Blue, 5 dc in Cream) around. With Blue, sl st in 1st 3-ch. Fasten off Cream.
ROW 4: With Blue, ch 3, dc around and join, sl st in next dc.
ROW 5: Ch 3, 8 Blue dc, then using 1 strand of Pearl Cotton, make (5 Yellow dc, 2 Blue dc, 4 Green dc, 9 Blue dc) around. With Green, sl st in 3-ch.
ROW 6: Ch 3, 2 Green dc, (4 Blue, 3 Yellow, 1 Blue, 1 Green, 1 Blue, 3 Yellow, 4 Blue, 3 Green) around. With Blue, sl st in 3-ch.
ROW 7: Ch 3, 2 Blue dc, (4 Green, 2 Blue, 5 Yellow, 9 Blue) around. With Blue, sl st in 3-ch. Fasten off Yellow and Green. Repeat Row 4 three times, then a row of sc. Fasten off. Sew lower edge to Base.


BRACELET: With Yellow, ch 2, 9 sc in starting st, sc in back loop of each sc around and around for 8 1/2". Fasten off. Lap ends and sew together. Make a 2nd ring in Green. Sew 1/4" apart crosswise on center of lid.

BUTTON: With Blue, ch 2, sc in starting st. In back loops, (2 sc in each sc) 6 times, (sc in next, 2 sc in next) 3 times, sc in each sc for 2 rows, (sc in every 2nd st) 10 times, stuff hard with cotton and close top with sl sts. Sew to center-front 1/2" below top. Make a chain in Blue to fit loosely over button, skip last st, sl st in each remaining st. Sew under edge of lid above button.
Stiffen basket by rubbing and patting with a cloth dipped in hot, thick, cooked starch. Cut a heavy white cardboard oval to fit inside base, and weight down. Weight down Lid too, to keep it flat. Cut a long strip of thin cardboard and roll to fit inside the basket to brace sides. Fasten another strip snugly around outside. Pull sides up to an even height . When perfectly dry, sew lid to sides between 8 scallops across back edge. Give 3 coats of White Shellac (purchase at hardware store; regular shellac is quite yellow-orange).

White Sapphire Doily Free Crochet Pattern 1940s


MATERIALS:
Crochet Cotton Size 30 and Steel Crochet Hook No. 10 or 11 Finished size approximately 14 inches (Size 10 thread and size 7 steel hook to makes larger doily)



Starting at center, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.


1st Rnd: Ch 6 (to count as tr and ch 2), 11 tr in ring with ch-2 between, ch 2, sl st in 4th st of ch-6.


2nd Rnd: Sl st in next ch, sl st in sp, ch 8, *tr in next sp, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-4 with sl st in 4th st of starting chain.



3rd Rnd: Sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in sp, ch 10, * tr in next sp, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.


4th Rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 4, 5 tr in same sp, * ch 3, 6 tr in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join.

5th Rnd: Ch 9, * skip 4 tr, tr in next tr, 5 tr in sp, tr in next tr, ch 5. Repeat from * around, ending with 5 tr in last sp. Sl st in 4th st of starting chain.


6th Rnd: Ch 8, * tr in next 3 tr, in next tr make tr, ch 2 and tr; tr in next 3 tr, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join.


7th Rnd: Ch 7, * tr in next 3 tr, 2 tr in next tr, ch 3, 2 tr in next tr, tr in next 3 tr, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join.



8th Rnd: Ch 6, * tr in next 4 tr, (4 tr in next tr) twice; tr in next 4 tr, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join.




9th Rnd: Sl st in next ch, sl st in sp, ch 7, * holding back the last loop of each tr on hook make tr in next 4 tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (4-tr cluster made), ch 3, tr in next 8 tr, ch 3, make a 4-tr cluster as before over next 4 tr, ch 3, tr in sp, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join.



10th Rnd: Ch 8, tr in same place as sl st, o ch 5, tr in next 8 tr, ch 5, 7 tr in next single tr, ch 5, tr in next 8 tr, ch 5, in next single tr make tr, ch 4 and tr. Repeat from * around. Join.



11th Rnd: Ch 4, 4 tr in same place as sl st, * ch 5, 5 tr in next tr, ch 5, make an 8-tr cluster over next 8 tr, ch 5, in next tr make tr, ch 1 and tr; (ch 1, tr in next tr) 5 times; ch 1, in next tr make tr, ch 1 and tr; ch 5, make an 8-tr cluster as before, ch 5, 5 tr in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join.


12th Rnd: Ch 4 (to count as tr), holding back the last loop of each tr on hook make tr in next 4 tr and complete a 5-tr cluster, * ch 3, 5 tr in center st of next ch-5, ch 3, make a 5-tr cluster over next 5 tr, ch 5, in tip of next cluster make tr, ch 3 and tr; ch 5, tr in next 9 tr with ch-2 between, ch 5, in tip of next cluster make tr, ch 3 and tr; ch 5, 5-tr cluster over next 5 tr. Repeat from * around. Join.



13th Rnd: Sl st in next 3 ch and in next tr, ch 4, tr in next 4 tr, * ch 5, skip next cluster, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) twice; (ch 3, 3-tr cluster in next sp) 8 times; (ch 3, tr in next sp) 3 times; ch 5, tr in next 5 tr. Repeat from * around. Join.


14th Rnd: Ch 4 and complete 5-tr cluster as before, * ch 3, in next sp make tr, ch 3 and tr, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 3 times; ch 10, skip 4 clusters, in next sp make tr, ch 4 and tr; ch 10, skip 4 clusters, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 3 times; ch 3, tr in same sp where last tr was made, ch 3, 5-tr cluster over next 5 tr. Repeat from * around. Join last tr with dc in tip of 1st cluster made.



15th Rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 11, * tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 5 times; (ch 5, 7 tr in next tr) twice; ch 5, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 5 times; ch 7. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-3 with sl st in 4th st of ch-11.


16th Rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 11, tr in same sp, * (ch 3, tr in next sp) 5 times; ch 7, make a 7-tr cluster over next 7 tr, ch 5, 7 tr in center st of next ch-5, ch 5, make a 7-tr cluster over next 7 tr, ch 7, skip next sp, (tr in next sp, ch 3) 5 times; in next sp make tr, ch 7 and tr. Repeat from * around. Join last tr with dc in 4th st of starting chain.



17th Rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 7, * make 7 tr in center st of next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 5 times; ch 7, sc in tip of cluster, ch 7, tr in next 7 tr, ch 7, sc in tip of next cluster; ch 7, skip 1 sp, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 4 times; ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join with dc as before.


18th Rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 9, * tr in next 7 tr with ch-1 between, ch 5, skip 1 sp, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 3 times; ch 7, sc in next sc, ch 11, make a 7-tr cluster over next 7 tr, ch 11, sc in next sc, ch 7, skip next sp, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) 3 times; ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join with dc as before.



19th Rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 11, * in next tr make tr, ch 2 and tr, (ch 2, tr in next tr) 5 times; ch 2, in next tr make tr, ch 2 and tr, ch 7, skip 1 sp, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) twice; ch 9, sc in next sc, 15 sc in each of next 2 ch-11 loops, sc in next sc, ch-9, skip 1 sp, tr in next sp, (ch 3, tr in next sp) twice; ch 7. Repeat from * around. Join with dc as before.


20th Rnd: Sl st in next sp, ch 11, * (make a 3-tr cluster in next sp, ch 3) 7 times; 3-tr cluster in next sp, ch 7, tr in each of next 2 ch-3 sps, ch 11, dc in next sc, (ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc) 5 times; ch 5, dc in next sc, (ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc) 5 times; ch 11, tr in each of next 2 ch-3 sps, ch 7. Repeat from * around. Join last tr with sl st to 4th st of starting chain.



21st Rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, tr in next sp, (ch 5, tr in next sp) 8 times; ch 7, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr, ch 11, (dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 5 times; in next sp make dc, ch 5 and dc, (ch 2, dc in next sp) 5 times; ch 11, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st in 1st sc made.


22nd Rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, skip next sp, (make a 5-tr cluster in next sp, ch 7) 8 times; sc in next sc, ch 13, (dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 5 times; in next sp make dc, ch 5 and dc, (ch 2, dc in next sp) 5 times; ch 13, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off. Starch doily lightly and block to measurement given.

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