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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…

Strawberry Stitch with a Twist

If you stumble upon my blog the chance is you have seen my original version of strawberry crochet stitch as seen on my logo bag above. See this link for tutorial and pictures on how to create the stitch.

I am impressed at how many people inspired by it and have created something they like with it. Some people went further with it and created it in a different way to achieve a slightly different look.  Here below is one example: Strawberry with a stem.  Lisdayanti Kasim,  a friend who modified my stitch is generously letting you have the pattern for this modification as seen in the bag below. So now you have two choices on how to create the look. You can contact Lisdayanti Kasim directly if you are interested in the pattern.

Photograph by Lisdayanti Kasim

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Polkadots Stitch a.k.a. Strawberry Stitch Modified Version

Hello again my friends, how are you today? I just got up this morning after three days of bed rest. Yeah, it was my carpal. I had to stop crocheting completely for 3 full days or else my headache wouldn’t have stopped. I am feeling a lot better today, Alhamdulillah…

This morning I received a request from a friend asking to make a crochet backpack for her baby boy. She wanted a polkadot motif, yes polkadot and not strawberry. She wanted it in baby blue and yellow. I said, hmm, let me google it, I kept searching, hmm, couldn’t find anything that matched the round dots she likes. So I did some yarn over, cluster, sc, dc, tried up several stitches, but still something was not right. The dot wasn’t standing up. It either slanted to the right too much or it was too short. So okay, let me go back to the Strawberry stitches and work something out from it. Voila, polkadot crochet stitches a.k.a. a modified version of strawberry stitches.

Pattern is now on  Ravelry, complete with step by step picture.

PS: If you like what you see and made something from my free pattern, all I ask is that you credit me by mentioning my name and my blog and provide the link to my blog. Please DO NOT re upload my files by any means to another blog or website. All my photographs are copyrighted. Thank you.

Me at Homespun Australia

Hi everyone, hope you are as excited as I am this morning!

Yay, my design was published in Homespun Australia. I hope I am not making you all bored with this strawberry stitches again. On the contrary I hope you will make something out of it. Ok enough said, here is the image of the printed magazine with my Strawberry Crochet Bag in it. Patten can be found in here…Strawberry Stitch Pattern

Photo credit: Homespun 

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.