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Lotus Crochet Flower Photo Tutorial

Salam ‘alaikum, peace be upon you… How are you all?  It is now finally the rainy seasons here back home in Indonesia after nearly a year of hot seasons.  Thank God for the rain and the cooler weather.

Alhamdulilalah. Rain brings so many good thing in life. One of them is the lotus in our small pot in our yard are blooming. When the first time I saw the bulbs I had no clue what will be the colors which has been planted before we arrive in the house. It was just one of the most beautiful flowers have ever seen…

Lotus flower blooms only for a few days so I had to capture the images as soon as possible before it disappears. Below I have tried to create a crochet brooch from the image, it is far from the original look but I am happy with my new brooch…  Photo tutorial below if you wish to make one too.

YOU NEED:
Yarns: Small amount of Cashmillon Soft Acrylic Sport size in 5 soft colors. Total weight of the finish brooch is 38 grams only.
Hook: 2.5 mm
Yarn needle
Glue gun and a glue stick (optional)
A piece of craft wire

STITCH GUIDE:

CH = chain (rantai)
SC = single crochet (tusuk tunggal)
DC: double crochet (tusuk ganda)
SCBL = single crochet backloop (tusuk tunggal dari belakang)
TR = Treble Crochet (yo twice, insert hook into the next st, yo, pull 2, yo, pull 2, yo, pull last 2 loops) (tusuk tr)
BPSC = front post single crochet (insert hook into the space between two sc from the back of the st, yo, pull 2 loops). (tusuk tunggal pada sela rajutan dari belakang)


 
 
Ch 3
 


 
R1: 6 sc into the first ch, join with a sl st to form a ring, ch 1. (6 sc)


 
R2: 2 sc into each st around. Join with a sl st, ch 1. (12 sc)


 
(Sc into next st, tr into next st); rep around, join with a sl st to first the ch-1. 
(2 sc, sc) around, join with a sl st, cut off green. Flip your work upside down. (18 sc)


 
R3: Attached yellow into the last round, (bpsc into next st, ch 10. Sl st into the 2nd ch from hook, 8 sc along the ch); rep around, join with a sl st to the first bpsc.


 
Cut off yarn… (18 inner petals)


 
R4: Make a slip knot, *blsc into each of next 3 st, turn, (sc into next 3 st, turn); rep till 9 rows of 3 sc. 


 
Sc3tog, ch 1, turn your work sideways, sc into next st and all the 8 remaining st along the petal**.  Rep from * to ** around, join with a sl st to the first blsc. (6 petals)


 
Sc along the edges of all the 6 petals, join with a sl st to the first sc. (6 petals)
 
 


NOTE: I made mistake on the number of sc in mine so I had 7 instead of 6. Do not repeat my mistake. I was too lazy to frog my works LOL.


 
R5: Pick up light pink. Bpsc into the center back of the previous petal…


 
 (ch 3, bpsc into the back center of next petal); rep around.  (6 ch-3 sp)


 
*4 sc into next ch-03 sp, turn, (sc into each of next 4 st, turn); rep till 9 rows of 4 sc. 


 
Sc4tog, ch 1, turn your work sideways, sc into next st and all the 8 remaining st along the petal**.  Rep from * to ** around, join with a sl st to the first sc. (6 petals)
NOTE: mine is 7 because of the previous mistakes I made.
 
 
Cut off yarns…


 
R6: Repeat R5 for the last layer of petal using the darker pink.


 
Here is how mine look like when completed and all ends had been sewn in.  
 
The backing for the brooch
Alternatively you can use a piece of felted fabric, sew the pin and glue the fabric onto the back of the flower. Below are the instructions for a crocheted backing.
 
 
R1: Using green, ch 3, 6 sc into the first ch, join with a sl st, ch 1. (6 sc)


 
 R2: Pick up a craft wire, hide the wire while crocheting  by holding it close to the edge of the working st.
2 sc into each of the next st around. (12 sc)
 
 
R3: ch 2, dc into same ch2 sp, dc into next st, (2 dc into next st, dc into next st); rep around, turn.(18 dc)  
 R4: (2 sc into next st, sc into each of next 2 st); rep around, turn. (24 sc), turn.
 
R5 to R 8: Continue in this manner by adding 6 st in every round to create a flat surface, turn the work at the end of a row/round. 


 
Last round: sc around, join with a sl st to the first sc. Prepare a safety pin. Slide in the pin carefully in between the double crochet sts. Sew the pin to the fabric to secure.
 
 
 
Turn your work. Using a small amount of toy filling or left over yarns, fill up the space at the back of the flower for a fuller body.


 
Sew or glue the backing with the glue stick to the back of the flower to finish.


 


Imagine the possibilities
I was thinking of a big flower backpack…
Enjoy your creativity.
 

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Lacy Granny

Wednesday is always a special day for us in Lagos Crochet Group (LGC) and this week is extra special because we are all struggling and racing against ourselves to master a new pattern.
No one get up of the floor, and those who came late will have to wait a while at the door because all seems reluctant to go to the door to open it lol.  Anyone wishing to go to the bathroom has to do it before the class begun because class cannot be distracted hahaha.  A new kindergarten school is born with one lessen on the list, crochet.Our special teacher for the day is Agung Sukawati who designed  this top and jacket. Aren’t these adorable? Agung is letting me drawing the chart for her design and allowed me to share it with you.  Find the chart at the bottom of the page. Not only that,  she also  shows us how to connect the lacy block together.  Now, it’s your turn to improvise with it.

Photo by Iin Wibisono 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
 
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Lacy Granny Chart

Strawberry Crochet Stitches – Correction

Hello all, I am very excited to let you know that the strawberry stitches has gone viral again in past few weeks in social media and as a result I was receiving request for a few dozens of DIY bag kits using this stitches from crochet friends back home.

While working at the translation of my pattern from Eglish to Bahasa Indonesia I noticed that the diagram I made is missing a chain on top of the group of single crochet stitches. The written pattern as you can download from my website is correct, only the diagram which I published in my blog is needed perfection.  So here it is the correct one.

 

 

Link to previous post on the same subject.
Working with multicolor yarns…

Vintage Dolie

I am supposed to make flower of the week and I am two weeks late already but I can’t say no to a friend who asked for a pattern to make a vintage table cloth. I have made 2 different versions of the dolies but this seems closer to her liking and she doesn’t mind I am blogging about it.
 
Description: 
The inspiration for this dolie came from an antique pattern crochet book.  This dolie can be used alone as a decoration, a coaster or you can make as many as you like and join them together to make a bedspread or a tablecloth. Joining the dollies is not included in this instruction.
 
Terms: American
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Cotton, sport/fine, lace, crochet thread size 5 in two colors.
Total yarn weight:  about 25 grams
Hook: G/2.25 mm 
Gauge:  6.5 inches at its widest points after blocking
Finished Size: 6.5 inches at its widest points after blocking
Stitches Used:
Yo = yarn over
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
 
NOTE:  This pattern is worked in round. 3 ch at beg counts as 1 dc.
 
PATTERN
 
 
Make 5 chains.
 
 
 
Join with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 3.
 
Round 1: 15 dc  into the ring, sl st to join. (16 dc)
 
 
Round 2: *Ch 13,  sl st into the 7th ch from hook or 7th ch from chain base. 
 
 
Sc into each of next 6 st toward the base, sc into each of next 2 dc of round 1; rep from * till end of round. Sl st to join, cut off yarn.  
 
 
 
Round 3: Pick up the 2nd color. Sc into any st between two long tentacles looking chain stitches, sk 3, ch 3, sc into the 4th st from the base of chain, ch 3, 15 dc into ring, sk 3, ch 3, sc into the opposite side of previous sc, ch 3; 
 
 
rep from * till end of round, sl st to join. (8 partially done petals)
 
 
Round 4: Working toward the tip of the petal, ch 3, *dc into next dc, ch 1: rep 14 more times.
 
Dc into next sc of previous round (in between two petals); rep from * for the remaining petals,  sl st into tip of first ch 3 to join. (8 partially done petals)
 
 
Round 5: [*Sc into ch-1 sp of next petal, ch 3, sc into same sp; rep from * 13 more times. (14 pc)] rep till end of round, sl st to join, bind off. (8 petals)
 
Pink Dolie by Lola Pool 2014
 
Decorate the centre with ribbon or beads as you like.

 

Enjoy your new vintage looking dolie 🙂

Thanks to Dien Angreini Sagita for asking me to make this. I enjoyed it very much.

 
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Strawberry Stitch Tutorial

The inspiration came from Bloggang Strawberry tunisian crochet when the blogger posted her pic and pattern diagram in Thai to an FB group. Everybody wanted to make it  but nobody knew how to read Thai. I didn’t know either, and neither do I know Tunisian crochet so, I came up with traditional Tapestry Crochet instead, and loo, the result is stunning, with the perfect choice of color! Looks so suave!

Download PDF pattern here.

Watch the videos on Youtube:

Strawberry Crochet Stitches Part 1 of 2

Strawberry Crochet Stitches Part 2 of 2

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Strawberry Block available for purchase at Ravelry.

Strawberry Pot Holder available for purchase at Ravelry
I have been neglecting my 5DM2 for so long because of my illness last year. Nearly a year I did not touch it and when I opened the camera bag the other day I was just grateful I did it then and not later because the fungus has already started to grow on the camera strap. I went testing it and fiuwhh it is still functioning as the last time I used it. Here is one of the pictures I recently took: a crochet purse I just made using the strawberry crochet stitches. I use double strands size 8 cotton for the white, and similar size of rayon for the green and fuchsia (because I don’t have the cotton in green and fuchsia color), and make a slip stitch cord to tighten the purse. 
Alhamdulillah, yay, I was featured in Crochetville Facebook Page.


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Strawberry Stitch Tutorial

The inspiration came from Bloggang Strawberry tunisian crochet when the blogger posted her pic and pattern diagram in Thai to an FB group. Everybody wanted to make it  but nobody knew how to read Thai. I didn’t know either, and neither do I know Tunisian crochet so, I came up with traditional Tapestry Crochet instead, and loo, the result is stunning, with the perfect choice of color! Looks so suave!

Download PDF pattern here.

Watch the videos on Youtube:

Strawberry Crochet Stitches Part 1 of 2

Strawberry Crochet Stitches Part 2 of 2

Add caption

Strawberry Block available for purchase at Ravelry.

Strawberry Pot Holder available for purchase at Ravelry
I have been neglecting my 5DM2 for so long because of my illness last year. Nearly a year I did not touch it and when I opened the camera bag the other day I was just grateful I did it then and not later because the fungus has already started to grow on the camera strap. I went testing it and fiuwhh it is still functioning as the last time I used it. Here is one of the pictures I recently took: a crochet purse I just made using the strawberry crochet stitches. I use double strands size 8 cotton for the white, and similar size of rayon for the green and fuchsia (because I don’t have the cotton in green and fuchsia color), and make a slip stitch cord to tighten the purse. 
Alhamdulillah, yay, I was featured in Crochetville Facebook Page.


Featured in Knit and Crochet Now TV Show FB Page
Shared among delicious food recipes by Confessions of Crafty Witches
965 shared and 768 Likes