Tuesday, 31 January 2017

IRISH LACE EAR RINGS - 1

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IRISH LACE EAR RINGS - 1

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Welcome back to the Sweet Nothings Crochet blog and thanks for joining me once again as we work on this new idea together. J

This is a pattern that I’ve taken off one that I’ve made before.. for a totally different project.  My earlier project was a doily set and here we’re creating jewellery. So come along and let’s see what we’re working on today.

Materials usedToday I’m using the lovely Hilaza Rustica   with a 1.3 mm crochet hook
For Indians : You can make this project using our lovely Indian Anchor knitting cotton or Red rose knitting cotton with the 1.3 mm crochet hook

Difficulty level : Advanced 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. 

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



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


In this blog, I am giving you two patterns and you can decide if you want to work the larger or smaller rose.  Add two of these motifs together to form new jewellery and show off your creativity and individuality.
Do remember though, that you got these free patterns from me here, so do share my blog (URL or page link) when you show off your finished product. Thanks.


PATTERN 1 : ROSE MOTIF (Large)

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Start : with a magic circle and work 6 sc in that circle.  Pull lightly to close circle. Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc. 

Round 1 : 3 dc in the 1st sc ; (ch 5, 3 dc in the next sc) ; 
rep (to) all around ; 
ch 5 and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 2 : sl-st into the 1st ch-5 sp ; 
(sc ; hdc ; 4 dc ; hdc ; sc all in the ch-5 sp) ; 
*sk 3 dc ; rep (to) once* ; 
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
We have completed one row of petals for our rose flower.

For the 2nd row of petals, we will start with creating a set of ch-5 sps.  For this, we will need to work from behind and under the centre dc of the 3-dc set from Round 1.  You will work a fpsc (front post single crochet) of sorts around this centre dc and work the ch-5 off it.
Now the next confusion : When you finish Round 2, you are at the end of a 3-dc set.  So what I’ve done is work ch-1, turn and work behind and under the centre dc of this same 3-dc set.  It *may* be a little difficult and messy, but it’s going under and the petals will come out of it, so it won’t show.
So this is what I’ve done and you could well find a neater or better way of getting to the dc. Go for it.

Right.. so we’ve got our work cut out.. let’s get to it.

Round 3 : ch 1, and working under the dc of Round 1, sc around the centre dc of the 1st 3-dc set ; 
*ch 5, sk next 2 dc of Round 1, and sc around the next dc* ; 
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
You have created the base for the 2nd set of petals.

Round 4 : sl-st into the 1st ch-5 sp ; 
(sc ; hdc ; 7 dc ; hdc ; sc all in the ch-5 sp) ;
*sk sc ; rep (to) in the next ch-5 sp* ; 
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
We have completed our 2nd row of petals for our rose flower.

Once again, we will need to work our chain base for the final row of petals.  This time, will work from behind and under the sc.

Round 5 : ch 1, and working under and around the sc of Round 3 ; *ch 6, and sc around the next sc* ; rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
You have created the base for the final set of petals.

Round 6 : sl-st into the 1st ch-6 sp ; (sc ; hdc ; 10 dc ; hdc ; sc all in the ch-6 sp) ;
*sk sc ; rep (to) in the next ch-6 sp* ; rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and leave a tail to attach.




PATTERN 2 : ROSE MOTIF (Small)

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Rep ONLY Rounds 1 – 4 from Rose Motif (Large) for this small rose motif. 


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