Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flower Corsage Wristlet




While I was working up the flower for my Aqua Flower Handbag I came up with a great idea. I was remembering back to my Junior prom when my date gave me a corsage. I remember wanting to save my corsage for my scrapbook but, it ended up being all gross and it lost its color (eventually it got thrown out). Why not make a unique corsage that you can keep without having to worry about it drying up, losing it's color or getting too gross to keep. You can get the colors to match the perfect dress on that special night. I would have loved one of these that night. Hope you enjoy this pattern.




Skill Level-Easy


Use a E hook-3.50mm

Abbreviations:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch/Stitches
Sp-Space
Sk Sp-Skip Space
Sl St-Slip stitch
Sc-Single crochet
Hdc-Half double crochet
Dc –Double crochet
Blo-Bottom Loop Only




What you will need:
Scissors
Button
Needle to weave in ends

Color A-Red
Color B-Teal

Colors used:

Wristlet

With color B Ch 41, 1 Sc in the Second Ch from the hook Blo and in the next St, 1 Hdc in the next 2 St Blo, 1 Dc in the next 2 St Blo, 1 Hdc in the next 2 St Blo, 1 Sc in the next 2 Blo, Repeat 4 times. Fasten off.

With color A, Sc across, Ch 1 and turn.

27 Sc in the next 27 St, Ch 4, Sk 4 St, Sc in the next 3 St. Fasten off.

With color B 1 Sc in the Second Ch from the hook and in the next St, 1 Hdc in the next 2 St ,
1 Dc in the next 2 St, 1 Hdc in the next 2 St , 1 Sc in the next 2, Repeat 4 times.
Fasten off.

Note: You may need to adjust starting Ch count up or down depending on wrist width.


The flower pattern can be found here


Happy night!


© Hooking Rainbow 04/21/2013. All rights reserved.

Aqua Flower Handbag




This pattern sort of just happened. I was crocheting the other day watching movies with my husband and son. After a few hours I looked down and noticed I had made a cute little handbag. I decided it needed a flower so, I created a unique one to go with the bag. Hope you enjoy.

Skill Level-Easy


Use a E hook-3.50mm

Abbreviations:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch/Stitches
Sp-Space
Sk Sp-Skip Space
Sl St-Slip stitch
Sc-Single crochet
Dc –Double crochet

BLO-Back loops only
FLO-Front loops only


What you will need:
Scissors
Needle to weave in ends

Colors used:
Color A-Teal
Color B-Aqua blue

Aqua Flower Handbag

Foundation:

With Color A Ch 42, Sc in the second Ch from hook BLO. 40 Sc in BLO, on other side of Ch row 41 Sc in FLO, join with Sl St. Add marker pin.

Round 1:
Sc around start and end at marker pin. Sk joined st Sp.

Round 2-10:
Sc around start and end at marker pin.

Round 11-31:

With Color B Sc around start and end at marker pin.

Round 32:
With Color A Sc around start and end at marker pin.

Round 33:
Sc 13, Ch 15, Sk 15 Sp, Sc 12, repeat from * end at marker pin.

Round 34-38:

Sc around start and end at marker pin. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Flower bottom

Round 1:

With Color A Ch 4, Sc into the fourth Ch from the hook, 20 Dc into the ring, Sl St to the first Dc.

Round 2:

Ch 15, Sl St into the same Sp, *Ch 15, Sl St into the next Sp, Repeat from * end at the Sp before the first Ch 15 Sp. Fasten off and weave in ends.



Flower top

Round 1:

With Color B Ch 2, Sc into the second Ch from the hook, 5 Sc into the same St, Sl St to Join.

Round 2:

2 Sc in the next 6 St

Round 3:

6 Dc in the next St, Sl St, Repeat till Sp before first Dc of the round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

With Color A attach bottom flower to top flower. Then attach to hand bag and weave in ends.

When your done you can spread out the pedals or bunch them up.


Happy crafting.



© Hooking Rainbow 04/21/2013. All rights reserved.



Saturday, April 6, 2013

Granny Toast Cupcake



Here is my latest creation, It's a modified granny square.

It's great for those up coming baby showers...I intend to make a baby diaper bag. You could also make baby blankets, purses, scarfs and many others with this pattern.

I have been wanting to make crochet diaper bag for quite sometime so, this should be fun.

Hope you enjoy this simple pattern as much as I do.

Use a I hook-5.50mm

Abbreviations:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch/Stitches
Sp-Space
Sk Sp-Skip Space
Sl St-Slip stitch
Sc-Single crochet
Sctog-Single crochet together
Hdc-Half Double Crochet
Dc –Double crochet

Color A-Pink
Color B-Yellow
Color C-Red
Color D-Black

Granny Toast Cupcake

Row 1:
With color A-Ch 2, Sc in second Ch from hook,.3 Sc in the same St (Making half of a magic ring).

Row 2:
Turn, Ch 2, 1 Hdc in the next St, 2 Hdc in the next 3 St.

Row 3:
Turn Ch 3, 1 Dc in the next St, 2 Dc in the next 6 St.

Row 4:
Turn Ch 3, 1 Dc in the next St, 2 Dc in the next 12 St.

Row 5:
Ch 1, moving to the bottom 5 Dc in the Ch 3 Sp of the first Dc row, Sl St in the last Hdc Sp row, 5 Dc in the beginning half magic ring (to make a full magic ring),Sl St in the Ch 2 Sp of the Hdc row, 5 Dc in the last Dc of the first Dc row, Sl St in the Ch 3 Sp of the second Dc row. Fasten off.

Row 6:
With color B, Sc in the second Sp in from the fasten off point of color A, Sc in the next, Sk next Sp, 3 Hdc in the next Sp, Sk Sp, 1 Sc in the next 2 St, Sk Sp, 3 Hdc in the next Sp, Sk Sp, 1 Sc in the next 2 St.

Row 7-9:
Ch 1, turn, 1 Sc in the next 12 St. repeat for 2 more rows.

Row 10-12:
ch 1, Sctog, 1 Sc in the next 8 (6)-Row 11) (4)-Row 12) St, Sctog. repeat for 2 more rows.

Fasten off.

Round 1:
With Color C, Ch 2, 6 Sc in the second Ch from the hook. Sl St, pull tight and add st marker.

Round 2:
2 Sc in each St around,.Sl St. fasten off and set aside to attach to Cupcake later.

Weave in ends for cupcake.

Step  1:
With color D, Sl St to last St of the cupcake, Ch 3, 2 Dc in the same Sp.

Step 2:
Ch 1, Sk Sp, 3 Dc in the next St, repeat till end of color B.

Step 3:
Ch 1, Sk 2 Sp, 3 Dc in the next St, repeat till end of color A.

Step 4:
Repeat step 2 and Ch 1, Sl St to 1st Dc in Step 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach cherry to cupcake and add sprinkles. Either buttons, different color string or extra
small (tiny) pom poms. Or you can just not add sprinkles.

Happy Cupcaking!

© Hooking Rainbow 04/06/2013. All rights reserved.