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Monday, 20 February 2017

A BIRD CAGE PENDANT


free crochet pattern for pendant


A BIRD CAGE PENDANT


Yes, the mad spree of jewellery continues.. but I don’t see you complaining.. as you’re back to join me yet again in my journey of creativity and discovery.

There are so many ideas out there in the wonderful world wide web, that I wish for more time in a day, and maybe one more right hand to work with.. hmmm, what say?

Materials used : Today I’ve used Indian Red Rose knitting cotton as well as some Indian Anchor knitting cotton, with a 1.75 mm crochet hook.

Abbreviations used :  (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                                   ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                                   rep : Repeat
hdc : Half Double crochet                                sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only



Stitches used :

Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

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/

Sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only : For this stitch, we work the regular sc, but instead of going through both loops, you only go through the back loop of each sc.  For a visual, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf7Nj0_LJg

Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps.  One hdc made.


For the bird cage, I used the inspiration (photo below) and this pattern write up http://www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/2013/04/04/dfdsfdsfsf/



I changed mine just a tad, by not adding the LED light at the bottom, and by making it a little longer.
When I was done, I have hung a (rainbow) crystal from the centre of the bird cage, and I love the subtlety of the little crystal.  So there’s an idea for you.

For the 1st one, I used Anchor knitting cotton, and worked it like the pattern, using dc and ch-1 sps.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

For the 2nd one, I used Red Rose metallic knitting cotton, and thought I’d use just one long stitch with ch-1 sps.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

I am not sure if this stitch actually exists, but I did something that I’d call double double trc, (dd trc?), for which I wrapped the yarn 5 times around the hook, and then yo, and pass through 2 lps 6 times till you finally make your stitch.  All this does is make a really really long stitch – which worked for me.  For the 1st st, I worked 6 ch and then 1 ch for the ch-1 sp between the 2 dd trc stitches.

The most important thing is to get it all blocked nice and propah.. else it will flip and fall all over the place.

Oh, I added a small crystal and some beads inside as well.. after all, it is a bird cage, right?


Blocking ideas :
I would suggest that you block your project, especially if you’ve used a cotton yarn.  I used a white glue (Mod Podge or Indian Fevicol) as a stiffner. 
I used 1 part glue to 2 parts water and make a light paste, and then I lightly applied this over the back of my work using a paint brush.  Allow to flat dry before gifting or using.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

AN EXQUISITE ROSE PENDANT & A PAIR OF ROSE EAR RINGS

free crochet ear ring, pendant pattern


AN EXQUISITE ROSE PENDANT & A PAIR OF ROSE EAR RINGS


Yes, the mad spree of jewellery continues.. but we’re having a lot of fun , don’t you agree ?  Thank you for joining me yet again in my journey of creativity and discovery.

There are so many ideas out there in the wonderful world wide web, and this one is quite a treasure. This little rose has so multiple uses.  I can already see it being used as a gift wrapping topper, and a bracelet among other things.. so let’s see where your originality and creativity take you.

Materials used : Today I’ve used Indian Red Rose metallic knitting cotton with a 1.75 mm crochet hook.

Abbreviations used :  (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                                    ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                                    rep : Repeat
trc : Triple / treble
crochet                                      

Stitches used :

Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

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/

Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps.  One hdc made.


For the tiny little rose, I used the chart and inspiration photograph I found online.  

The rose motif is one I have used several times before… 
having made hair tic tac clips ; or having added it to the top of a headband and of course as a cute little button on dresses.  This time, however, there is a small tweak on this beauty that made me want to try this out.  So let’s work out what this difference is, shall we. 


Part 1 : Small Rose Motif (Ear ring)

free crochet pattern ear ring , free crochet pendant pattern

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

Using a similar pattern, I have made a pair of ear rings, and then a pendant.  The basic pattern is the same, but as I’ve made the pendant a little larger, I’ve tweaked it a bit.  

I used a flat ear ring back for this pair of ear rings.




Start with a chain in multiples of 8 + 1 .
Each set of 8 stitches will form one rose petal, so depending on how large or how many petals (rounds of petals) you want, work that many multiples.

Row 1 :  sc in the 2nd ch from hk ;
*ch 2, sk next 2 ch, dc in the next ch ;
(ch 2, dc in the same ch ) ;
rep (to) once ; ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sc in the next ch ;
ch 3, sk next ch, sc in the next ch* ;
rep *to* till end.  Turn.

Row 2 :  sl-st into the 1st ch-2 sp, 3 dc in the same 1st ch-2 sp ; sk next dc ;
*(3 dc in the next ch-2 sp ; sk next dc) ;
rep (to) once ; 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ;
rep (to) once* ;
rep *to* till end. 
Fasten off and leave a tail to attach.


Part 2 : Small Rose Bud Centre (Ear ring)

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

Round 1 :  (Increase round) : 2 sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Rounds 2 - 3 :  sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Round 4 :  (Decrease round) : sc 2-tog over in the 1st 2 sc ;
*sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Fasten off and leave a tail to attach.


Finishing : You now have a small circular little bud and a long wavy strip.  I am sure you know what to do with them both and the pictures have explained it all too, but here’s the explanation anyway. 
Holding the little bud in the centre, wrap the strip around it and start attaching (from the bottom) in circles till you reach the end of the strip.  Attach and seal the end of the strip neatly.  Keep checking around the front that the petals are overlapping well, and look like a cute little button rose.

I have decided to make this a ‘press-type’ ear ring and so I have attached this little button rose to the press type ear ring holder.  If you decide to make it a hanging ear ring, you will need to attach your little ear ring hook onto the top of the rose and watch it dangle and attract attention when you swing your head J



Part 3 : Large Rose Motif (Pendant)

free crochet rose pendant pattern'

free crochet rose pendant pattern

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

For the pendant, as I mentioned before, it’s the similar pattern, but as I wanted it a little larger, I’ve changed a few stitches.

Start with a chain in multiples of 8 + 1 .
Each set of 8 stitches will form one rose petal, so depending on how large or how many petals (rounds of petals) you want, work that many multiples.

Row 1 :  sc in the 2nd ch from hk ;
*ch 2, sk next 2 ch, dc in the next ch ; (ch 2, dc in the same ch ) ;
rep (to) once ; ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sc in the next ch ;
ch 3, sk next ch, sc in the next ch* ;
rep *to* till end.  Turn.

Row 2 :  sl-st into the 1st ch-2 sp, 3 dc in the same 1st ch-2 sp ; sk next dc ;
*(3 trc in the next ch-2 sp ; sk next dc) ;
rep (to) once ; 3 dc in the next ch-2 sp ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ; rep (to) once* ;
rep *to* till end. 
Fasten off and leave a tail to attach.




Part 4 : Large Rose Bud Centre (Pendant)

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

Round 1 :  (Increase round) : 2 sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Rounds 2 - 4 :  sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (12 sc)

Round 5 :  (Decrease round) : sc 2-tog over in the 1st 2 sc ;
*sc 2-tog over the next 2 sc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  (6 sc)

Fasten off and leave a tail to attach.


Enjoyed this ?? I sure did.. come back right here for more freebie patterns

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

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

I have a few pieces of jewellery already made, and just in case you want a dekho at those free patterns … here you go  J