8.12.2015

Retro Crochet Ornament Pattern

Retro Crochet Ornaments



WRITTEN PATTERN
Materials:
  • 4.25 mm crochet hook
  • Medium worsted weight yarn
  • Glass ornaments
Abbreviations:
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc= double crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Instructions:
Make  2
Round 1 – I started with a magic ring and chain 3 inside ring, 11 dc, slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. Fasten off.  (12dc)
Round 2 – With a new color slip stitch in space between stitches, ch 3, 1 dc. 2 dc in each remaining space around. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. Fasten off. (24 dc)
Round 3 – With a new color slip stitch in space between stitches, ch 3, 1 dc. 2 dc in each remaining space around. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. Fasten off. (24 dc)
Round 4 – With new color slip stitch in space between stitches, ch 3, 2 dc. 3 dc in each remaining space around. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. Fasten off. (36 dc)
Round 5 – With new color slip stitch in space between stitches, ch 3, 2 dc. 3 dc in each remaining space around. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. Fasten off. (36 dc)
Continue on with as many rounds as you need to cover your ornament. If you need a little more width add a single crochet in between dc groups.
Sew together each half together, insert bauble ornament and continue around. Weave in ends and enjoy!
Copyright Cera Boutique – Vicky Brehm 2015





Brambleberry Shawl Crochet Pattern

Brambleberry Crochet Shawl

Written Pattern

Abbreviations:
Ch = chain
Sc = single Crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together – (YO insert hook into stitch, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat 1 more time, chain 1.)
Dc3tog = Double Crochet 3 together – (YO insert hook into stitch, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat 2 more time, chain 1.)
Tr3tog =  *yo twice, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, repeat from * two more times, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
Pct  = Picot (Chain 3 and insert hook back through the center of the first chain made, yo and sl st)
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Magic ring –visit site for a helpful  tutorial
Original pattern crocheted in Phydeaux designs Caresse Blackberry Bramble Merino Wool (sportweight) using 5mm hook.
Can be made with preferred yarn and recommended hook.
Instructions:
Start in magic ring or ch 5 and slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.
Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), dc 4, chain 3, 5 dc, turn. (10 dc)
Row 2- Ch 3 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 3 chain space (2dc, chain 3, 2dc) in same 3 chain space, dc in each dc until the last, 2 dc in last stitch, turn. (18dc, 3ch)
Row 3- Ch 3 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 3 chain space (2dc, chain 3, 2dc) in same 3 chain space, dc in each dc until the last, 2 dc in last stitch, turn. (22dc, 3ch)
Row 4- Ch 3 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 3 chain space (2dc, chain 3, 2dc) in same 3 chain space, dc in each dc until the last, 2 dc in last stitch, turn. (28dc, 3ch)
Row 5- Ch 3 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 3 chain space (2dc, chain 3, 2dc) in same 3 chain space, dc in each dc until the last, 2 dc in last stitch, turn. (34dc, 3ch)
Row 6- Ch 3 dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until 3 chain space (2dc, chain 3, 2dc) in same 3 chain space, dc in each dc until the last, 2 dc in last stitch, turn.
Row 7- Ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc in next stitch, ch 1, skip one dc and dc in next stitch repeat until next 3 ch space is reached, (2dc chain 3 2dc) in center 3 chain space, dc in next dc, ch 1 skip 1 dc and dc in next dc, 1 dc in next to last dc, 2dc in last stitch.
Row 8- Chain 3, dc in same stitch, 1 dc in 2 next stitches, 2 dc in each chain space, dc in last 3 stitches before center 3 chain space, (2dc, chain 3, 2dc) in 3 chain space, dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in each chain space , dc in next to last 2 stitches, 2dc in last stitch.
Row 9 – chain 3, dc in same stitch, dc in each stitch until center 3 ch space, (2dc, chain 3 2dc) in center space, dc in each stitch until last stitch, 2dc in last stitch.
Row 10 through 12– Repeat row 7 through 9
Row 13 through 15– Repeat row 7 through 9
Row 16 through 19– Repeat row 9.
Repeat pattern as many times as necessary to achieve desired size
Next row- Repeat row 7
Next row – Repeat row 8
Edge Instructions:
Row 1- Ch 3, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, [ch 2, skip 3 dc, (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) all in next dc,
* ch 2, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next sc; rep from * 9 times more, ch 2, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc], ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in center ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 1, sc in next dc, rep between [ ]’s once more, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in last dc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, [ch 3, skip ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 sp, * ch 3, skip ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 9 times more], ch 3, skip ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) all in center ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep between [ ]’s once more, ch 3, skip ch-2 sp, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.
Row 3: Picot, [ch 4, skip ch-3 sp, (4 dc, ch 1, picot, ch 1, 4 dc) all in next ch-3 sp, * ch 4, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, picot, ch 4, skip ch-3 sp, (4 dc, ch 1, picot, ch 1, 4 dc) all in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 9 times more], ch 3, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, picot, ch 4, (4 dc, ch 1, picot, ch 1, 4 dc) all in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, picot, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 1, picot, ch 1, 4 dc) all in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, skip ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, picot, rep between [ ]’s once more, ch 4, sc in last sc, picot. Turn. Ch 1, then work in sc across top edge of shawl, join with a sl st in last st of edging on the other side. Fasten off.
Care instructions:
Machine wash, tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron, do not dry clean.
Copyright Cera Boutique – Vicky Brehm 2015



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Cotton Shell Shoulder Bag

Cotton Shell Shoulder Bag

Cotton Shell Shoulder Bag

Materials:
Yarn: Sugar’n Cream Cotton
Hook: 5 mm
Size 11 inches wide, 14 inches tall and 12 inch strap
Pattern:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Large Shell (lg sh) 7 dc in same st
Small Shell (sm sh) 5 dc in same st
With first color, ch 3 (counts as ch 1 + 1st hdc).
Round 1: Work 7 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join — 8 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), work 1 hdc in same st as join, work 2 hdc in remaining sts around, join — 16 hdc.
Round 3:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next, rep from * around, join — 24 hdc.
Round 4:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around, join — 32 hdc.
Round 5:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around, join — 40 hdc.
Round 6:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around, join — 48 hdc.
Round 7: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, rep from * around, join — 56 hdc.
Round 8:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, rep from * around, join — 64 hdc.
Round 9: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, rep from * around, join — 72 hdc.
Round 10: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, rep from * around, join — 80 hdc.
Round 11: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts, *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts, rep from * around, join — 88 hdc.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st, * skip 3 sts, lg sh in next st, skip 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join – 11 shells.
Round 13:  With new color, ch 1 in fourth dc of lg shell, sc in same st. * lg sh in next sc, sc in fourth dc of lg sh; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join – 11 shells.
Rounds 14 to 24: Changing colors with each round, repeat round 13.
Round 25: With same color as last round, ch 1 in fourth dc of lg shell, sc in same st. * sm sh in next sc, sc in fourth dc of lg sh; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join – 11 shells.
Round 26: Ch 1 in third dc of sm shell, sc in same st. * sm sh in next sc, sc in third dc of sm sh; rep from * around, slip st in beginning sc, join. – 11 shells.
Round 27 to 28: Repeat round 26.
Round 29: Ch 1 in third sm sh, sc in same st, sc in next, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st. Continue on (sc, sc, sc, hdc, dc, hdc), rep around, slip st into beginning st, join.
Round 30: Ch 3, dc in each st around, slip st into beginning st, join.
Strap
Row 1: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in next 7 sts, turn — 8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, work 1 hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, turn — 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in next 5 sts, turn — 6 sts.
Rows 4 through 55: Repeat Row 3; add additional rows if longer strap is desired.
Row 56: Ch 2, 2 hdc  in next, work 1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last — 8 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew strap to other side of bag.
Cera Boutique – Vicky Brehm 2015

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1.29.2015

Cotton Lunch Tote Pattern










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Materials: 

5mm crochet hook 

2 skeins worsted weight cotton yarn - Color A(Peaches and Cream works well) 

1 skein worsted weight cotton yarn Color B (for accent) 



Abbreviations: 

Ch – Chain 

Sc – Single Crochet 

Hdc – Half double crochet 

Dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 Together (YO insert hook into stitch, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat 1 more 
time.) 

Dc3tog – Double Crochet 3 together (YO insert hook into stitch, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat 2 more 
time.) 

Pct – Picot (Chain 3 and insert hook back through the center of the first chain made, yo and sl st) 

Slst – Slip Stitch 



With color A 

Ch 4, join. 

Round 1 - Ch 1, 12 hdc in ring. Slst in first hdc made. (12 hdc)

Round 2 - Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1. 2 hdc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (24 hdc)

Round 3 - Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1, 1 hdc in next space, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next space) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (36 hdc)

Round 4 – Ch1, 2 hdc in same space ch 1, 1 hdc in next 2 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 2 spaces) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (48 dc)

Round 5 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 3 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 3 spaces) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (60 hdc)

Round 6 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch1, 1 hdc in next 4 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 4 spaces) 11 times. So st in top of 1st hdc. (72 hdc)

Round 7 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 5 spaces, (2 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next 5 spaces) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (84 hdc)

Round 8 – Sl st in next ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 hdc in next 84 spaces. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (84 hdc) 

Round 9 – Repeat round 8 (84 hdc) 

Round 10 – Repeat round 8 (84 hdc) 

Round 11 – *Ch 1 dc2tog in next stitch*, repeat 41 times. (42 dc2tog) 

Round 12 – Sl st into next ch 1 space. Dc3tog chain 1, repeat around. 

Round 13 – Repeat round 12 through round 16. 

Round 17 – Ch 1 and Dc2tog in each stitch and space around. Sl st into first stitch made. 

Round 18 – Repeat round 17 through round 22. Bind off.

Round 23 – Change yarn to accent color. Ch 1 and sc in each stitch and space around. (84 sc)

Round 24 – Ch 1 and *sc 24, chain 18, skip next 18 stitches*. Repeat from *-* once. Sl st into first sc made. 

Round 25 – Ch 1 and sc in next 24 stitches. Sc 18 around 18 ch. Sc 24 sc in next 24 stitches. Sl st in first sc and bind off. 

Pattern is property of Vicky Brehm and Cera Boutique. 
Please do not resell pattern, for personal use only.


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5.20.2014

3.11.2014

Crochet Blocking Tool



As I've said time and time again... I love to crochet! There I said it again!

With that said, I have always been trying to come up with a novel solution for blocking crochet squares. I've used knitting looms and they work great for a couple sizes but not for all and you can only block a couple at a time. I was in search of something sturdy that would stand the test of time and it was nowhere to be found online or in retail stores. In fact the majority of online techniques included tedious pinning to a blocking board, steaming and waiting for it to dry. When you have 67 squares to block, before you can seam together a simple baby blanket it seems like an eternity.

What I came up with was a home improvement store improvisation. Below you'll find a list of all you need to complete my DIY Blocking Tool, that I think will hold up.

All you need is
  • 16 in. x 16 in. Black Plastic Pegboard) , 
  • 4 1/4 inch metal rods measuring 24"
  • 8 1/4 inch washers
  • 8 1/4 inch nuts 
  • Electrical tape
Use the electrical tape to coat the rods so your squares aren't snagged when loaded on.

I secured the rods to the base using a wrench, washers next to the peg board and nuts fastened tightly next to them. Load the squares you would like to block and spray with a mist of water. Finally place the second peg board equally spaced on the rods and let the squares dry naturally!













2.22.2014

Brambleberry Shawl Pattern


I just received my February Yarn Box






I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something!

I have decided to make a shawl combining Berroco's Halstead Shawl and  Neptune's Tears shawl, by Anastasia Roberts.



An easy beginner-friendly shawl alternating solid and lace panels that 
can be customized to your preference! The placement of 'eyelets' in and 
near the center spine create a 'teardrop' running down the shawl. 



Feminine and light weight, this triangle lace shawl features eyelets down the center and beautiful lace edging.

I totally love this yarn! I'm sold on merino wool yarn. The pattern was easy and versatile and allowed me to play with different stitches and still achieved the look I was hoping for
Here's how it looks!





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1.27.2014

My Yarn Box




Yarn Box is a monthly yarn subscription club, that mails you at least two or more full-sized skeins, patterns and more from carefully selected sources. I was lucky enough to receive my 6 month subscription for Christmas from my extremely thoughtful fiance! I'm so happy with the beautiful yarn I received, and inspired to make something I will adore and wear proudly.





This month I got one skein of Pixie Dust Mini in Iceberg Mist



and Stargazer Silk in Blue Lagoon.





I decided to make a scarf in a simple back loop single crochet. I also added some fun snowy yarn to finish it up. I really like the cool winter feel of the colors. Now all I need is a big white winter coat to show it off with!




1.20.2014

Giraffe Baby Hat



I made this darling baby hat using 5.5 mm hook and (medium 4) worsted weight yarn.



You can purchase this pattern at www.poshpatterns.com or