Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hipster Doily

I tried another doily. Rachel Choi's Hipster Doily pattern.  Nima suggested me this site after my last  attempt of doing a doily.  I think these are far better than the first one. I would like to do the Hipster doily's larger version soon, and try to correct the mistakes in my first doily.


Hipster Doily


Hipster doily - Zoomed in

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My First Simple Doily

I got a simple doily pattern from http://ashleymisiak.webs.com/apps/blog/. For the first time when I crocheted, it was a tragedy. This is my second attempt. There are many mistakes. Not that much happy with the outcome. 




The following was the code for the doily pattern. 
  1. Round1: ch 8, sl st to first ch to form a ring. (8 ch)
  2. Round2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc throughout) 19 more dc into ring, sl st totop of ch 3. (20 dc)
  3. Round3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1 throughout) *dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeatfrom * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (20 dc, 20 ch)
  4. Round4: ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from *around, sl st to top of ch 3. (60 dc)
  5. Round5: ch 3 *dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (30dc, 30 ch)
  6. Round6: ch 3, dc in next ch 1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from *around, sl st to top of ch 3. (90 dc)
  7. Round7: ch 3, *dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (45dc, 45 ch)
  8. Round8: ch 3, dc in next ch 1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from *around, sl st to top of ch 3. (135 dc)

First time, when I did it, everything was fine till  4th round. But when the 5th round was finished, I was much disturbed. It was supposed to have only 30 double crochets, but there were more than 90.  Kept all the tools aside. Next day, decided to do it again. The code says -  Round5: ch 3 *dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (30dc, 30 ch) -  The gap between the double crochets were not formed when I did this. After dc in next dc, ch 1 I left one chain space  before doing the next double crochet. Then only I got the gap there.  Is it correct? The actual pattern was  of 8 rounds. Since I felt it too small, I added two more rows. Till 8th round, there were no fringes formed. But when added the last round, fringes began to appear. Experts please comment on this.



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Crocheted Birthday Gift......

This is a birthday gift for my  my friend's daughters. A grany sauqre drawstring purse. I got this pattern through ravelry.com from http://yellowpinkandsparkly.blogspot.com/. Made five granny squares first. Then joined them to form a box with an open top. Five rows were added on the top of the box. Made a double crocheted string and passed it though chain space of second row from the top. After the box was finished, it took few days to work again on it. At last, it is finished.....

The original design was supposed to do with granny squares of five rows size. But I  made it with six. So, my drawstring purse is bigger than the original pattern. 

The box is finished...
Can be used for storage...

One more row to finish...

And the final product...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Crocheted Hearts

I have....... one.. two...three.... hearts now.  Got it?  I did these crocheted hearts few weeks back. I got this pattern from planetjune.com.
Crocheted Little hearts