Monday, 23 October 2017

EASY GREEN CARDI


free crochet cardigan pattern, free crochet jacket pattern

EASY GREEN  CARDI


I loved the fall of this cardigan – it was free flowing and looked really comfortable.  I had this lovely light yarn and I thought it was just perfect for it.  
Do check out the yarn used by the designer and read my notes before you choose this project.

Do check my long Pinterest link for all the free patterns I’ve written up over the years right at the bottom of this blog.

And this is the (designer's) photo that inspired me to work on this project. 



Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 120 gms of our superb Indian Oswal  3-ply  yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook


Size : 32” – 34”

Difficulty level : Intermediate to Advanced Skill level. 
In case you have the yarn required (per designer) for this project, it will be an intermediate skill. If you need to work in calculations due to a difference in yarn, it becomes an advanced skill requirement.

Either way, do work a gauge swatch first.



Instruction information :

free crochet jacket pattern, free crochet cardigan pattern


The designer has used a way thicker yarn and a 5.5mm hook. 
I am using a much thinner yarn and hook.  This write up is just to confirm that this pattern will work, no matter which yarn (and suitable hook) you useJ

I love the way this pattern is constructed - totally unusual. As I used a slightly thinner yarn, I need to figure/ change a little of the pattern to suit the yarn used.

The pattern itself is really simple – all just chains and dc, so the *calculations* per se are not that much, I thought.
It’s just that its constructed differently, so you need to think about it.

So like the designer says, it is worked from the sleeves to centre back.  If you are using any other yarn than that suggested, you will need to work stitches sufficient to get the round arm measure.  Now you will use the largest part of th arm to start.  As we work in a round from the start, you will just work with an even number of stitches for your arm measure.

There on, what I did was look at the really lovely diagram / chart at the bottom of the pattern sheet that explains measurements.  I then worked out my measurements using that chart (i.e whatever length and width I needed for my client) and mapped it to the chart. 

This is not an easy pattern if you are trying to calculate it all on your own. 

As I suggested earlier, do work a gauge swatch first.


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Sunday, 22 October 2017

AUTUMN BOLERO

free crochet ladies bolero, free crochet granny square pattern

AUTUMN BOLERO


The autumn bolero (so named due to the lovely choice of color, obviously) is made up of small granny squares.  All of you who are following my blogs, will know how I dislike such constructions – mainly due to the need to be neat and tying in all those loose ends – but this beautiful creation by Lena Fedatova is something else.  So do come along and let’s see how we can create this beauty. 

Do check my long Pinterest link for all the free patterns I’ve written up over the years right at the bottom of this blog.

And inspired by this photo (by designer), here are my pattern notes as I work on my project.  This project has been tested by Lena Fedotova



Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 1 skein of our superb Indian Oswal Cashmilon 3-ply variegated yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook

For Indians : Our lovely Indian Anchor knitting cotton and White rose knitting cotton yarns are a good substitute.  I’d also suggest Alize cotton yarn – and you can get all of this with a easy mouse click on the top right hand side of this blog (read : Click here to buy yarns Online)

For Non-Indians : This pattern will work with  Milford Satin knitting cotton, DMC Petra knitting cotton & Aunt Lydia Bamboo Viscose 10 knitting cottons as well.  The designer has given her selection too. 

Size : 32” – 34”

Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level. 

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ .  In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 



Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet bolero pattern, free crochet granny squares pattern


The lovely designer is prompt with replies, so if you are stuck somewhere, she’ll quickly help you along.

The designer has used a 100% cotton yarn, but I chose to use a lace weight 3-ply acrylic yarn for my creation and loved the end result.


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Here are some of my older creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too





































Friday, 20 October 2017

LACY CROPPED SWEATER

free crochet cropped sweater pattern,  free crochet ladies sweater pattern

LACY CROPPED SWEATER


I have this lovely variegated yarn, but not sufficient to make a full length sweater – so thought a cropped one would be just right.  Here is what I have created.

Do check my long Pinterest link for all the free patterns I’ve written up over the years right at the bottom of this blog.

And inspired by this photo (designer's photo - not mine), here are my pattern notes as I work on my project.

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 1 skein of our superb Indian Oswal 3-ply variegated yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook

Size : 32” – 34”
Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level. 



Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet ladies cropped sweater pattern

The designer has offered different sizes and a neat diagram that makes it easy to see what we are constructing.

The pattern itself is really simple – all just chains and sc.

I found the ch-sp was too much and made my work far too lacy ; so I reduced it a bit – but it has worked out really well all the same.

I also did not want the ruffles at the end of the sleeve, so ended with two rounds of sc.


I think if we work 2 back patterns, and do not keep the front open, we will get a superb full sleeved crop top, what d'you think? Hmmmm.. idea for another day ;)

The beauty of this pattern is its simplicity and the fact that you can make it any size, using any yarn with a suitable hook!


Do come back right here for more freebie patterns

If you're visiting me here for the first time, and have liked the experience, do add me to your mailing list (for your convenience) , and all my future free patterns will come straight to your mail box.  

I’d appreciate if you could credit my blog (and please link the original pattern link) when you make your own creation.  Thanks.

Check out my awesome pins on Pinterest at https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/ 



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Have a great day and see you soon. J

Here are some of my older creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too