February 12, 2018

Dudleya farinosa



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FINISHED SIZE:

approx. 2-3 in / 5-7.5 cm height
 
approx. 4-5 in / 10-12.5 cm width


Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver: Frosty Green, Tea Leaf, Burgundy, Coffee
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • fiberfill

Abbreviations:

MR = Magic Ring
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
Inc = 2 sc in one stitch
Dec = sc2tog or invisible decrease
sts = stitches
F/O = Fasten Off


Instructions:


LARGE LEAVES

Make 4.
With Burgundy, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: Sc 6. (6)
R2: (Sc 2, Inc)x2. (8)
R3: (Sc 3, Inc)x2. (10)
R4: Sc 10. (10)
R5: (Sc 4, Inc)x2. (12)
R6-7: Sc 12. (12)
F/O Burgundy. Attach Tea Leaf.
R8: (Sc 2, Dec)x3. (9)
R9: (Sc, Dec)x3. (6)
Ch 1, turn. Fold piece and working through both sides, sc 3 across.
F/O.


MEDIUM LEAVES

Make 4.
With Burgundy, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: Sc 6. (6)
R2: (Sc 2, Inc)x2. (8)
R3: (Sc 3, Inc)x2. (10)
R4: Sc 10. (10)
F/O Burgundy. Attach Tea Leaf.
R5: (Sc 4, Inc)x2. (12)
R6: Sc 12. (12)
R7: (Sc 2, Dec)x3. (9)
R8: (Sc, Dec)x3. (6)
Ch 1, turn. Fold piece and working through both sides, sc 3 across.
F/O.


SMALL LEAVES

Make 4.
With Burgundy, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: Sc 6. (6)
F/O Burgundy. Attach Frosty Green.
R2: (Sc 2, Inc)x2. (8)
R3: (Sc 3, Inc)x2. (10)
R4-5: Sc 10. (10)
R6: (Sc 3, Dec)x2. (8)
R7: (Sc, Dec)x2. (6)
Ch 1, turn. Fold piece and working through both sides, sc 3 across.
F/O.


NEW LEAVES

Make 4.
With Frosty Green, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: Sc 6. (6)
R2: (Sc 2, Inc)x2. (8)
R3: (Sc 3, Inc)x2. (10)
R4: (Sc 3, Dec)x2. (8)
R5: (Sc, Dec)x2. (6)
Ch 1, turn. Fold piece and working through both sides, sc 3 across.
F/O.


NUB

With Frosty Green, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
R1-3: Sc 6. (6)
R4: (Dec, sc)x2. (4)
F/O.


OPTION 1: BASE & STEM

Complete all leaves before beginning base and stem.
With Coffee, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: (Inc)x6. (12)
R2: (Sc, Inc)x6. (18)
R3: (Sc 2, Inc)x6. (24)
R4: (Sc 3, Inc)x6. (30)
R5-12: Sc 30. (30)
R13: (Dec, sc 3)x6. (24)
R14: (Dec, sc 2)x6. (18)
Add fiberfill to base.
R15: (Dec, sc)x6. (12)
F/O Coffee. Attach Frosty Green.
R16: Place one of the large leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three large leaves.
R17: Sc 2, Place one of the medium leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three medium leaves.
R18: Sc 2, Place one of the small leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three small leaves.
R19: Sc 2, Place one of the new leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three new leaves.
R20: (Dec)x6. (6)
F/O, thread yarn through remaining sts.


OPTION 2: STEM ONLY

Complete all leaves before beginning stem.
With Frosty Green, 6 sc into MR. (Or: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
R1: (Inc)x6. (12)
R2: Place one of the large leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three large leaves.
R3: Sc 2, Place one of the medium leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three medium leaves.
R4: Sc 2, Place one of the small leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three small leaves.
R5: Sc 2, Place one of the new leaves with the F/O row of the leaf next to the working sts of the current piece and sc through both pieces. Repeat this process for the remaining three new leaves.
R6: (Dec)x6. (6)
F/O, thread yarn through remaining sts.


ASSEMBLY

With your finger, push down in the center of the crocheted plant and sew the nub to the center.

January 24, 2018

Knitting Needle Rolls



10 INCH NEEDLE ROLL



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 FINISHED SIZE: 13 in / 33 cm x your choice of length

Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver: Aran
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

ROLL

Ch 60.
R1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
R2: (Ch 1 will count as first sc), skip first st, sc in FLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
R3: (Ch 1 will count as first sc), skip first st, sc in BLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
R4: Repeat R2.
R5: (Ch 1 will count as first sc), skip first st, sc in BLO of next 14 sts, [skip next st and tr in unworked front loop from 2 rounds below, sc in BLO next st, skip next st and tr in unworked front loop from 2 rounds below], sc in BLO of next 3 sts, repeat pattern in []'s, sc in BLO of next 4 sts, repeat pattern in []'s, sc in BLO of next 4 sts, repeat pattern in []'s, sc in BLO of next 3 sts, repeat pattern in []'s, sc in BLO of next 14 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat R2-5 for pattern.
To finish, repeat Rows 2-3.
Fasten off and weave in ends with yarn needle.
If you expand your knitting needle inventory, you can attach yarn where you last finished off and start again with the pattern to expand the roll to hold your new needles.

TIE

Make 2.
Begin by leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm and ch 174. Fasten off, leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm.

Attach yarn, leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm, and sl st in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm.

Tie ends with a knot and trim the yarn ends so they are even in length. Or, if you prefer, don't tie a knot and just weave in the ends.



14 INCH NEEDLE ROLL



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FINISHED SIZE: 17 in / 43 cm x your choice of length

Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver: Aran
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

ROLL

Ch 80.
R1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
R2: (Ch 1 will count as first sc), skip first st, sc in FLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
R3: (Ch 1 will count as first sc), skip first st, sc in BLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
R4: Repeat R2.
R5: (Ch 1 will count as first sc), skip first st, sc in BLO of next 19 sts, [skip next st and tr in unworked front loop from 2 rounds below, sc in BLO next st, skip next st and tr in unworked front loop from 2 rounds below, sc in BLO of next 6 sts]x5, sc in BLO of next 14 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat R2-5 for pattern.
To finish, repeat Rows 2-3.
Fasten off and weave in ends with yarn needle.
If you expand your knitting needle inventory, you can attach yarn where you last finished off and start again with the pattern to expand the roll to hold your new needles.

TIE

Make 2.
Begin by leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm and ch 174. Fasten off, leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm.

Attach yarn, leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm, and sl st in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving a tail of at least 4 in / 10 cm.

Tie ends with a knot and trim the yarn ends so they are even in length. Or, if you prefer, don't tie a knot and just weave in the ends.