Saturday, 15 October 2016

10 TIC TAC CLIPS FOR CHARITY

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free tic tac crochet clip pattern

TIC TAC CLIPS FOR CHARITY


I am thrilled to be writing this blog once again, as all the products I’ve made here are going to a charity.

I am making headwear for a local girls’ home – to give the girls something new for Diwali.

I thank my good friends +Prabha and +Anuradha for setting me on this path.  Anuradha’s mum has been sewing dresses for these young girls for years and I am honoured to be adding a little bit to that gift.

Do check my Pinterest “to-do” link for other headwear at  https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/headwear-to-make/

Thanks for joining me once again as we work on and discover these patterns together. Most are free patterns and these notes are only for any differences (if any) that I’ve made in the pattern, as well as to give an estimate of the size that I’ve achieved (for those of us using Indian yarns).

Materials usedToday I’ve used our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply acrylic yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook ; embroidery needle to sew

Difficulty level : Easy to Intermediate Skill level

Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches.  This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree!  If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !

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. 

dc 3-tog : Double crochet 3-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times (4 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 3-tog made.

How to do a picot stitch :A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8

How to carry your yarn along when using more than one colour http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-carry-yarn-in-crochet.html


Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                               sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                         hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                                 yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                       sc : Single crochet
trc : Treble / triple crochet

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

In this blog, let’s work on a set of small items that can be easily added on to tic tac clips.. or hair clips.

Clip # 1

free tic tac crochet clips pattern

free tic tac clip crochet pattern

It’s a reallllly simple pattern, and oh my gosh! Totally ingenious ! A MUST DO!!
and I was inspired by this lovely photograph



I used our local Oswal Cashmilon 4 ply acrylic with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
Size : 1.6”

And using our local Vardhaman Millennium 4 ply acrylic with a 3.5 mm crochet hook, Size was ~ 2”


Clip # 2

free crochet tic tac clip pattern

I saw a link for a cloche, but I just took the cute little daisy from this link

and I was inspired by this lovely photograph



I used our local Oswal Cashmilon 4 ply acrylic with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
Size : ~ 4”


Clip # 3 - Rose  # 1 

crochet tic tac clip pattern

For my first pattern, I’m using the free patterns at http://www.skiptomylou.org/free-easy-rose-crochet-pattern/ , and I was inspired by this lovely photograph


The only difference I’ve made to this cute pattern is in the number of stitches I have started with. I’ve made this rose to be used over the little tic-tac hair clip, and the yarn thickness then defines the size that we can use.

This pattern is in multiples of 2 + 1 .  So instead of the start chain of 51, I started with a ch of 21.  I then followed the superb pattern per the designer. 


Clip # 4 – Button Rose  

crochet tic tac clip pattern free

Size : ~1.5"
The next rose is from this free patterns at http://www.mamainastitch.com/little-crochet-deco-roses/  and I was inspired by this lovely photograph




Clip # 5 - Puff Flower 

free tic tac crochet clip pattern

Size : 2.2"

This is a cute flower and is from this free patterns at
http://www.littledoolally.com/2014/03/mothers-day-flower-brooch.html and I was inspired by this lovely photograph


Please note that this pattern uses U.K terminology but it does mention this at the top as well.



Clip # 6 

free crochet tic tac clip pattern

Size : 2"

This is a slightly larger flower and is from this free patterns at http://cayetanna.blogspot.in/2015/10/crochet-flowers-pattern-oh-02.html and I was inspired by this lovely photograph




Clip # 7  

free crochet tic tac clip pattern

Size : 2.2"
I was unable to find a pattern or link for this one


.. so this is what I’ve done.

Start with a magic circle and 12 sc in that circle. Pull lightly to close.

Round 1 : ch 4, sl-st in the next sc ;
(sl-st into the next sc ; ch 4, sl-st into the next sc) ;
rep (to) all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 2 : sl-st in the next ch-4 sp ,
(sc , hdc , 2 dc , hdc , sc , sl-st) all in the same ch-4 sp ;
*sl-st into the next ch-4 sp ; rep (to) in the same ch-4 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and leave a long tail to join to the tic-tac pin.


Clip # 8  

free crochet tic tac clip pattern

Size :  2.7"
Using the same pattern from above, with a small tweak….
Start with a magic circle and 12 sc in that circle. Pull lightly to close.

Round 1 : ch 6, sl-st in the next sc ;
(sl-st into the next sc ; ch 6, sl-st into the next sc) ;
rep (to) all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 2 : sl-st in the next ch-6 sp ,
(sc , hdc , 4 dc , hdc , sc , sl-st) all in the same ch-6 sp ;
*sl-st into the next ch-6 sp ; rep (to) in the same ch-6 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and leave a long tail to join to the tic-tac pin


Clip # 9  

free crochet tic tac clip pattern

Size : 2"
I was unable to find a pattern or link for this one.. so this is what I’ve done.
For this, you will work two little flowers in two contrasting colours and then attach them one to the other... and I was inspired by this lovely photograph



Start Flower 1 : (Color 1) : with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle. Pull lightly to close.

Round 1 : [ch 2, 2 hdc ; ch 2] all in the 1st fsc ;
(sl-st into the next fsc ; rep [to] once) ;
rep (to) all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st. 
Fasten off Colour 1, leaving a tail to attach.

Start Flower 2 : (Color 2) : with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle. Pull lightly to close.

Round 1 : [ch 2, 3 dc ; ch 2] all in the 1st fsc ;
(sl-st into the next fsc ; rep [to] once) ;
rep (to) all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st. 
Fasten off Colour 2, leaving a tail to attach.

Finishing : Holding both flowers together at their centres, join them up such that the little flower is in the front.  You could use a little floral button or a little pearl to hold them in place, or work in a French knot in the centre.
Attach the flower to the tic tac pin and see a little girl smile J

Clip # 10 

For my final tic tac pattern, check out the lovely flowers on this blog

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