Free pattern – Sunrise owl coaster US terms

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UK terms can be found here

 

5mm hook (I crochet quite loosely so you may want to go up a size or 2)

 

8 ply yarn in yellow orange red, and a little black for the eyes

 

2 white buttons

 

In colour A ch 2. Into 2nd chain from hook, sc 6 times.

 

Now you are going to crochet in a spiral, so I recommend putting a stitch marker in your last stitch every round to help you keep count.

 

Round 1 – 2 sc in each st around (12 stitches)

 

Round 2 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next st, repeat around (18 stitches)

 

Change to colour b

 

Round 3 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24 stitches)

 

Round 4 –  2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30 stitches)

 

Round 5 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36 stitches)

 

Change to colour c

 

Round 6- 2 sc into next st, sc into next 5 stitches, repeat around (42 stitches)

Round 7 – 2 sc into next st, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48 stitches)

 

Row 8 – slip st into next st ch 2 (counts as first hdc) Hdc in next 9 st, ch 1 and turn.

 

Row 7 hdc in all 9 stitches, and hdc in the second ch of your first ch. Break yarn and finish off

 

Turn work, and join yarn with a  slip stitch into the 6th stitch hdc in next st, then dc in next 3 stitches. Break yarn and finish off.

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Turn work and join yarn with a slip stitch into the hdc next to the one you joined your yarn into on the last round. Hdc in next stitch, then dc in next 3 stitches,  break yarn and finish off. This will give you nice pointy ears.

 

Darn in all of your ends, then sew your button on with the black yarn. Embroider a beak with orange yarn, and you’re done!

I recommend blocking to get rid of the slight octagon shape formed by your increases 🙂

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Free pattern – Sunrise owl coaster UK terms

I am part of a Pay It Forward crafting group this year. Basically you pledge to send a handmade gift to the first 5 people who comment on your post. They in turn make the pledge, and send to the first 5 people on their list. I made a folded paper crane garland for one recipient on my list who loves birds, but wanted to add a little something more, and so the sunrise owl coaster was born.

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You can find the pattern in US terms here:

 

5mm hook  ( I am a pretty loose crocheter so you may want to go up a size or 2)

8 ply yarn in orange, red and yellow, plus a small bit if black for the eyes.

2 white buttons for eyes

In colour A ch 2. Into 2nd chain from hook, dc 6 times.

Now you are going to crochet in a spiral, so I recommend putting a stitch marker in your last stitch every round to help you keep count.

Round 1 – 2 dc in each st around (12 stitches)

Round 2 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next st, repeat around (18 stitches)

Change to colour b

Round 3 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24 stitches)

Round 4 –  2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30 stitches)

Round 5 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36 stitches)

Change to colour c

Round 6- 2 dc into next st, dc into next 5 stitches, repeat around (42 stitches)

Round 7 – 2 dc into next st, dc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48 stitches)

Row 8 – slip st into next st ch 2 (counts as first htr) Htr in next 9 st, ch 1 and turn.

Row 7 – htr in all 9 stitches, and htr in the second ch of your first ch. Break yarn and finish off

Turn work, and join yarn with a  slip stitch into the 6th stitch htr in next st, then tr in next 3 stitches. Break yarn and finish off.

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Turn work and join yarn with a slip stitch into the dc next to the one you joined your yarn into on the last round. Htr in next stitch, the tr in next 3 stitches,  break yarn and finish off. This will give you nice pointy ears.

Darn in all of your ends, then sew your button on with the black yarn. Embroider a beak with orange yarn, and you’re done!

I recommend blocking to get rid of the slight octagon shape formed by your increases 🙂

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Sweet shells pram blanket, US terms

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Measures 65 cm X 50 cms

Pattern in UK terms can be found here

Colour A dark  brown 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour B baby pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour C Dark pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

5 mm hook

4.5 mm hook

When changing colours, I simply ran them up the side of the blanket, rather than cutting the yarn and having a lot of ends to deal with at the end. When you add the border it covers up the colour runs on the side 🙂

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Stitch key

Ch – Chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Row 1

sc into the second chain from the hook.  Miss 2 ch, 5dc into next ch, miss 2 ch, sc into next chain. Repeat this across, you will end with a sc in the last chain, turn

Join colour B to the last sc that you did.

Row 2

Ch3 (counts as first dc) dc 2 more times into the same stitch, skip 2 dc, * sc into next dc (the middle dc of the 5 dc) skip 2 dc, 5dc into sc. Repeat from * until you reach the last sc. 3dc in the last sc, turn

Join colour C

Row 3

Ch1, sc into first dc, skip 2 dc, *5 dc into sc ,skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip 2 dc repeat from * ending with a sc in the 3rd ch of your starting ch 3, turn

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B  and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Border:

Use your 4.5 mm hook, or even a 4 mm, this will help stop the border rippling.

Round 1

Don’t turn work Sl st into the gap between your last shell and sc.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) 2 dc ch 1 into same space. Along the side of the blanket dc 3 ch 1 into the last dc of a half shell stitch, skipping the scs. 3 dc, ch2 3 dc into the gap made by the first loop of your starting chain.

Along this edge, *3 dc into the same chain that you did your first shell, ch 1 3dc into the chain you put your first sc into ch1* repeat  until you have 3 dc  in your last shell.  3dc, ch2, 3 dc into you ch 3 next to the last shell.

Ch 1, 3dc, ch 1 into your half shells along this edge, again skipping your sc’s.

At the next corner, make your 3dc ch2 3 dc corner into the first sc on the next edge. Ch1 3 dc into the middle dc of the next shell. Continue along 3dc ch1 into each sc and middle dc of your shells. 3 dc ch 2 in the same space you started in, joining you ch2 to the third chain of your ch 3.

Round 2

Turn blanket and sl st into ch 2 space.ch 3, 2 dc ch1 in same space. Go around the whole blanket 3 dc ch1 in each ch 1 space, and 3 dc ch2 3dc ch1 in each ch 2 space. Into the ch2 space you started in, 3 dc, ch2, and join your chain to the third ch of starting ch 3, and finish off.

Round 3

Join colour C into any ch2 space. sc ch 5 sc in chain 2 space, ch3, sc in next ch 1 space ch 3 . So you are going to sc, ch 3 in all of your ch1 spaces around, and sc, ch 5, sc in all of your ch 2 spaces (the corners). Join your last ch 3 to your first sc in ch2 space.

Round 4

Do not turn or break yarn, slip stich into ch 5 space. Chain 3 (counts as first dc) 6dc into same space. sc into sc, 5 dc in next ch 3 space. Continue around, sc’ing in every sc, dc 5 in each ch 3 space, and dc7 in each ch5 space. Finish off by slip stitching into the last sc of previous round. Break yarn and weave in your ends.

Free Pattern – Sweet shells pram blanket UK terms

Pattern is  pram sized. If you wanted to make it larger, just add extra chains to you foundation chain, in lots of 6, and work extra rows.

For the pattern in US terms, click here

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Measures 65 cm X 50cm

Colour A dark  brown 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour B baby pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour C Dark pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

5 mm hook

4.5 mm hook

Stitch key

Ch – Chain

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

 

When changing colours, I simply ran them up the side of the blanket, rather than cutting the yarn and having a lot of ends to deal with at the end. When you add the border it covers up the colour runs on the side 🙂

 

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Row 1

Dc into the second chain from the hook.  Miss 2 ch, 5tr into next ch, miss 2 ch, dc into next chain. Repeat this across, you will end with a dc in the last chain, turn

Join colour B to the last dc that you did.

Row 2

Ch3 (counts as first treble) tr 2 more times into the same stitch, skip 2 tr, * dc into next tr (the middle tr of the 5 tr) skip 2 tr, 5tr into dc. Repeat from * until you reach the last dc. 3tr in the last dc, turn

Join colour C

Row 3

Ch1, dc into first tr, skip 2 tr, *5 tr into dc ,skip 2 tr, dc in next tr, skip 2 tr repeat from * ending with a dc in the 3rd ch of your starting ch 3, turn

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B  and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Border:

Use your 4.5 mm hook, or even a 4 mm, this will help stop the border rippling.

Round 1

Don’t turn work Sl st into the gap between your last shell and dc.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr) 2 tr ch 1 into same space. Along the side of the blanket tr 3 ch 1 into the last tr of a half shell stitch, skipping the dcs. 3 tr, ch2 3 tr into the gap made by the first loop of your starting chain.

Along this edge, *3 tr into the same chain that you did your first shell, ch 1 3tr into the chain you put your first dc into ch1* repeat  until you have 3 tr in your last shell.  3tr, ch2, 3 tr into you ch 3 next to the last shell.

Ch 1, 3tr, ch 1 into your half shells along this edge, again skipping your dc’s.

At the next corner, make your 3tr ch2 3 tr corner into the first dc on the next edge. Ch1 3 tr into the middle tr of the next shell. Continue along 3tr ch1 into each dc and middle tr of your shells. 3 tr ch 2 in the same space you started in, joining you ch2 to the third chain of your ch 3.

Round 2

Turn blanket and sl st into ch 2 space. 2 tr ch1 in same space. Go around the whole blanket 3 tr ch1 in each ch 1 space, and 3 tr ch2 3tr ch1 in each ch 2 space. Into the ch2 space you started in, 3 tr, ch2, and join your chain to the third ch of starting ch 3, and finish off.

Round 3

Join colour C into any ch2 space. Dc ch 5 dc in chain 2 space, ch3, dc in next ch 1 space ch 3 . So you are going to dc, ch 3 in all of your ch1 spaces around, and Dc, ch 5, dc in all of your ch 2 spaces (the corners). Join your last ch 3 to your first dc in ch2 space.

Round 4

Do not turn or break yarn, slip stich into ch 5 space. Chain 3 (counts as first tr) 6tr into same space. Dc into dc, 5 tr in next ch 3 space. Continue around, dc’ing in every dc, Tr 5 in each ch 3 space, and tr7 in each ch5 space. Finish off by slip stitching into the last dc of previous round. Break yarn and weave in your ends.

In a spin week 10 plus 200 blocks 16 and 18

Sorry week 10 is so late, week 11 was released yesterday, things are just getting on top of me this week.

So here it is week 10’s block:

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And here is the link for week 10’s block 🙂

 

 

And I have done 2 of the 200 blocks this week:

Block 16 – Waterlily

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And block 18 – Traditional granny:

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I have also made a few plain granny squares to go with this latest batch of 200 blocks, ready to ship off to Wollies for tassie, which I will hopefully be getting in the mail on Tuesday.

Now I had best be going and starting this weeks In a spin block!

Free pattern – Night watch owl wall hanging US terms

You can find the pattern in UK terms here

 

Photo is taken hung on already existing hooks, I looks better when the top strip is spread out properly

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Materials:

5.00 mm hook

4.5 mm needles OR 4.5 mm hook

Dk yarn:

Less than 100 grams of dark purple

Less than 50 grams of red, blue and yellow

A small amount of black for sewing on the eyes.

9 beads to add weight to your motif chains.

6 small white buttons

Darning  needle

In Dark purple, co 13 stitches. Knit in garter (knit every stitch) till it reaches 60 cms and finish off.

You could also crochet this strip instead, I just like to have some mindless knitting for when I am reading.

For a crocheted strip take a 4.5 mm hook and with the purple yarn chain 11.

R1 sc in second loop from the hook and sc across. (10 stitches)

Continue in sc until the strip reaches 60 cms and finish off.

Slip stitch into one corner of your strip and make a chain 70 cms long and finish it off, tying on one of your beads.

Along the same edge, leave approx 6.5 cms then slip stitch into the fabric again, this time making your chain 35 cms long. Finish off and add a bead.

Continue in this fashion until you have 9 chains, with the last one being made in the opposite corner to the one you started with.

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Now make your motifs.

Little star motif – make 3 blue, 2 red and 2 yellow.

Ch 3 join

R1 sc 5 into ring

R2 sc dc sc in each st around (15 st)

R3 sc 2dc sc in each dc, sl st in each  sc around, finish.

Moon motif -make 3

4.5 mm hook

3 sc into Magic loop pull tight.

R1 ch 1 2 sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

R2 ch 1 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R3 ch 1 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R4 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R5 ch1, sc to end, finish off.

Large moon – make 1

Follow the pattern for the cresent moon,

But do row 4 3 times before doing row 5.

Owl motif – make 2 with blue bellies and red bodies, and one  with a red belly and a blue body.

Ch 2

R1 sc 6 into 2nd loop (place a stitch marker in the 8th stitch, and keep putting it in the last stitch of the round, every round.)

R2 sc in each  st

Join new colour

R3 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch repeat around  (18 stitches)

R4 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch repeat around  (24 stitches)

R5 sc 6 from marker ch1 turn

R6 sc, dc, sl, sl, dc, sc ch1 turn

R7 dc, dc, sc, sc, dc dc finish

Sew on buttons for eyes and embroider a triangle for nose

After sewing in all of you ends, sew your motifs to the chains. You can follow my placement, or come up with your own.

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Free pattern – Night watch owl wall hanging UK Terms

You can find the pattern is US terms here

 

 

(Photo is taken hung on already existing hooks, I looks better when the top strip is spread out properly 🙂

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Materials:

5.00 mm hook

4.5 mm needles OR 4.5 mm hook

Dk yarn:

Less than 100 grams of dark purple

Less than 50 grams of red, blue and yellow

A small amount of black for sewing on the eyes.

9 beads to add weight to your motif chains.

6 small white buttons

Darning  needle

In Dark purple, co 13 stitches. Knit in garter (knit every stitch) till it reaches 60 cms and finish off.

You could also crochet this strip instead, I just like to have some mindless knitting for when I am reading.

For a crocheted strip take a 4.5 mm hook and with the purple yarn chain 11.

R1 dc in second loop from the hook and dc across. (10 stitches)

Continue in dc until the strip reaches 60 cms and finish off.

Slip stitch into one corner of your strip and make a chain 70 cms long and finish it off, tying on one of your beads.

Along the same edge, leave approx 6.5 cms then slip stitch into the fabric again, this time making your chain 35 cms long. Finish off and add a bead.

Continue in this fashion until you have 9 chains, with the last one being made in the opposite corner to the one you started with.

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Now make your motifs.

Little star motif – make 3 blue, 2 red and 2 yellow.

Ch 3 join

R1 Dc 5 into ring

R2 Dc tr dc in each st around (15 st)

R3 Dc 2tr dc in each tr, sl st in each  dc around, finish.

Moon motif -make 3

4.5 mm hook

3 dc into Magic loop pull tight.

R1 ch 1 2 dc in each stitch (6 stitches)

R2 ch 1 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R3 ch 1 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R4 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R5 ch1, dc to end, finish off.

Large moon – make 1

Follow the pattern for the cresent moon,

But do row 4 3 times before doing row 5.

Owl motif – make 2 with blue bellies and red bodies, and one  with a red belly and a blue body.

Ch 2

R1 Dc 6 into 2nd loop (place a stitch marker in the 8th stitch, and keep putting it in the last stitch of the round, every round.)

R2 Dc in each  st

Join new colour

R3 Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (18 stitches)

R4 Dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (24 stitches)

R5 Dc 6 from marker ch1 turn

R6 dc, tr, sl, sl, tr, dc ch1 turn

R7 Tr, tr, dc, dc, tr tr finish

Sew on buttons for eyes and embroider a triangle for nose

After sewing in all of you ends, sew your motifs to the chains. You can follow my placement, or come up with your own.

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As you can tell, I have no future in the digital design field haha, but this gives you an idea of where I have placed the motifs.

Happy crafting 🙂