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Crocheted Feather Necklace

I first saw this pendant in the Creative Crochet Crew – The Group. People were talking about it and some of us were trying to figure out how did the designer make it. The designer wrote briefly what she does on her blog but she has no pattern written up. So I asked her if she wouldn’t mind I use her idea in my design and write up a pattern. To my surprise she say yes. Thanks Regina Rioux for the inspiration. See Regina and her fabulous creations on her blog in this link http://reginarioux.blogspot.com/2012/07/crocheted-feather-pendants.html
Now after making two of these using different thickness of yarns, so many ideas come to mind. Do imagine making this using bulky yarns and make a skirt for a little girls  party dress? Must be fun.
Difficulty: Super Easy
Yarns: Any size and type of yarns.
Hook: Any size to go with the size of yarns you are using
Here I am using my left over Angora Batik/DK size and hook size E/3.5mm and B/2.25mm. You can make it into a smaller size pendant by using crochet threads.
A 10 mm split ring or a bail.
A leather string
Finished size: 6 inches
Stitches Used:
Ch = chain


Sl st = slip stitch


Before blocking
In this feather necklace lace silk yarn is used. The final size is 4.5 inches or 1.5 inches shorter than the one above.
Download PDF from Ravelry.

Designing With Tapestry Crochet

If you are familiar with tapestry crochet, and you are tired of tracing your image manually from tapestry crochet graph into traditional graph paper… Well if you have access to an Adobe Illustrator or any similar program you can do this trick with ease.  
1. Download your Crochet Graph at Tapestrycrochet.com The sample above uses a Round tapestry crochet graph. Download the one suitable to your need. Create a traditional graph in any software (excel is much faster) and save it as PDF. 
2. Open a new blank file in Adobe Illustrator. Place the image you wish to trace. Place a crochet graph on top of the image. A new layer will automatically created for you when you place an image. Set the opacity of the  Crochet graph to 60% so you can see the image underneath it. 
3. Place the traditional graph on top of the crochet graph. Zoom in and adjust the size of the cell in new graph to match the size of the graph underneath. Set the opacity to 30% so you can see all layers underneath: the crochet graph and the traditional graph and the image. Once opened in Illustrator, the graph will turn into an editable squares. Now you can click the corresponding cell on the graph and paint it. 
Imagine having to trace a large and complex images. This method is going to save you a lot of time.You can print the chart and color it manually for the fun part of it. Have fun coloring 🙂

Strawberry Crochet Purse

Here is one of the pictures I recently took: a crochet purse made using the strawberry crochet stitches. I used double strands of size 8 cotton for the white (Balinese Cotton), and similar size of rayon for the green and fuchsia simply because I didn’t have the cotton in these color at that time. The cord was made using slip stitch technique as described below. The pomp pomp was made using pomp pomp maker by Clover.

Flat Round Formula

Here is how you can make a flat crochet round base for baskets, hats, or anything required crochet increase in round. You can start with any number of sc, but it usually 6 for thicker yarns, 8, 10 or 12 or more for thinner yarns. Regardless what is your starting sc, if you increase regularly in the same number, your circle will be flat. To avoid pointy looking  circle in the case of making a large one, move the position of the stitch increases in each round.

Here is a simple pattern with starting 6 sc on first round.

R1: Ch 2, sc into first chain, 5 sc, join with sl st—6 sc, place marker.
R2: 2 sc into next and each of sc around—12 sc, pm.
R3: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 2 sc) repeat around—18 sc, pm.
R4: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc) repeat around—24 sc, pm.
R5: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 4 sc) repeat around—30 sc, pm.
R6: (2 sc, 1 sc into each of next 5 sc) repeat around—36 sc, pm.

Repeat in this manner until you reach the desired size of round required in your project.

Berikut adalah cara membuat alas rajutan untuk keranjang, topi, atau benda apa pun yang memerlukan dasar yang rata, bulat dan tidak mengkerut. Anda dapat memulai dengan sejumlah sc biasanya 6 untuk benang tebal, 8, 10 atau 12 atau lebih untuk benang tipis. Terlepas dari jumlah sc awal Anda, jika Anda menambah tusukan secara teratur dalam jumlah yang sama dan menempatkannya secara merata dalam satu lingkaran maka lingkaran Anda akan datar. Untuk menghindari terbentuknya sudut-sudut yang tajam untuk lingkaran yang besar, Anda dapat mengacak posisi penambahan tusukan dari baris ke baris.

Berikut adalah pola sederhana dengan 6 sc pada putaran pertama.R1 : Ch 2 , sc dalam rantai pertama , 5 sc , sambung dengan sl st – 6 sc , tempat penanda .R2 : 2 sc ke depan dan setiap sc sekitar – 12 sc , pm .R3 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing berikutnya 2 sc ) ulangi sekitar 18 – sc , pm.R4 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing 3 sc berikutnya) ulangi sekitar 24 – sc , pm.R5 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing berikutnya 4 sc ) ulangi sekitar 30 – sc , pm.R6 : ( 2 sc , 1 sc ke masing-masing berikutnya 5 sc ) ulangi sekitar 36 – sc , pm.

Ulangi cara ini sampai Anda mencapai ukuran yang diinginkan dari putaran yang dibutuhkan dalam rajutan Anda. Selamat mencoba.

Easy Slip Stitch Crochet Cord


Slip Stitch Cord is easy to make
1. Leaving a 15cm tail, make the chains as many as you like according the length required in a project.
2. Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook on the bump side of the chains and continue doing this till the end of the chains.
3. Cut the thread (leaving a 15cm tail), sew in the ends to finish or sew into a pomp pomp for a fancy cord