Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Crocheted Friendship Circle Bookmark Pattern



This is the first of the Bookmark patterns I have made to give to followers on my blog mysteryreadingnook.blogspot.com I will be posting another one next week. This is a great small gift for friends, book clubs, and to give with books you give as gifts. Hope you like it and let me know if there are any mistakes in my pattern.

  Crocheted Friendship Circle Bookmark Pattern


D hook
Size 10 crochet thread I used multicolor


First motif

Rnd 1 Ch 4 sl st to first ch to form circle ch 1 10 sc in ring join with sl st to beg sc (10 sc)
Rnd 2 ch 3 (1st dc) dc in same st. 2 dc in ea sc around join with sl in top of beg ch 3 (20 dc)
Rnd 3 ch1 sc in same st, ch 3 *sk.next dc sc in next dc, ch 3 sk nxt dc repeat from * around sl st to beg sc (10 sc, 10 ch 3 spaces)
Rnd 4 sl st to first ch 3 spaces, ch 3(first dc) 5 more dc in sp, * 6 dc in next ch 3 space repeat from * to end sl in top first ch 3
Rnd 5 ch 1 sc in same st ch 5 sk next 5 dc sc in next dc ( this is first dc of next group of 6 dc) * ch 5 sk next 5 dc sc in next dc repeat from * around end with sl st in first sc fasten off

2nd motif

Repeat like first motif to last round
Last round ch 1 sc in same st, *ch 5 going through ch 5 sp on 1st motif then sk next 5 dc on 2nd motif and sc in next dc (1st dc of next 6dc) on 2nd motif *repeat one more time from*-* finish last round like last round of 1 st motif

3 motif repeat same as 2nd motif attaching to 2nd motif like 2nd motif was attached to 1 st motif

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baby Boy Afghan

My daughter needed a baby afghan for a co worker who was having a boy so this is the afghan I came
up with.
Baby Blue Afghan

1 pound skein blue baby yarn
1 skein white
N hook

With blue ch 91
Row 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and ea ch across ch3 turn( counts as first dc)
Row 2-4 dc in ea dc across ch 3 turn
Row 5 ch 3 is first dc, skip next dc dc in next dc, dc in skipped dc ( cross dc made), *dc in next dc, cross dc over next two dc, repeat from * to end ending with dc in last dc ch 3 turn
Row 6-8 repeat row 5
Row 9-12 repeat row 2
Row 13-16 repeat row 5
Row 17-20 repeat row 2
Row 21-24 repeat row 5
Continue repeating to desired size 4 rows of row 2 and then 4 rows row 5 ending with 4 rows of row 2 finish off weave in ends
With white attach to last dc of last row ch 1 turn sc in same st,* dc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across at corner do three st dc, sc, dc then cont in pattern down side and all the way around. Sl st to beginning sc. Ch 1 this round sc in dc and dc in sc around at corners do 3 st in middle st of corner on rnd below
Sl st to beginning st finish off and weave in ends
My afghan had 44 rows

As I always do I write down the pattern after I do the afghan so hopefully you can understand it and there are no mistakes. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think

Scarf for a Man

I made this scarf for a friend of my Grandsons. It is a simple pattern and one that works up quick

Black worsted weight yarn
K hook

Ch 20
Row 1 hdc in 2 nd ch from hook and ea ch across. Ch 1 turn
Row 2 hdc in first hdc, *sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc, now hdc in skipped hdc, hdc in nxt hdc rep from * to end ch 1 turn
Repeat row 2 to desired length

See how easy. Hope  you will try it. You can add a border of sc and fringe to change it up if you like.

As always I hope I didn't make any mistakes in writing this down. Try it and let me know what you think.