15 August 2018

A LITTLE { Reminder Project August 2018 Color It Create It Show It Off}

{A LITTLE ...}

Here is my August 2018 REMINDER project for My Besties Colour It! Create It! Show It off! using this super adorable BATS IN THE BELFREY girl from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.
I have coloured her in Photoshop CS3.

The flower embellishmenst have been created with a folded paper squares. The buttons and design papers are from my stash and the crocheted buttons flowers have been made for me by me very special sister in law. 

The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  


Hop over to
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
and enter your creations. 

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:


Love to Craft - ATG
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - ATG if you are on a design team
Polkadoodles Crafting - ATG
Colour Crazy - ATG that is coloured
Friendship Challenge - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Fantasy Option
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Summer option
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Craft Rocket - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Brown Sugar - Fairies and Fantasy
Morgans Art World - ATG

I am signing off with my MANLY THROW CAL (crochet-a-long) project recently completed.  You can find the step by step pattern I have written for it here.






12 August 2018

MANLY THROW CAL - PART 2

MANLY THROW with PUFF STITCH GRANNIES
Designed by: DESíRE FOURIE – www.desiref.blogspot.com

PART 2
Joining 36 Squares into 9 Squares of 4
{Repeat below creating another 8 big squares}





STITCHES USED

chain (ch)

standing single crochet (ssc)

slip stitch (sl st)

single crochet (sc)
(put hook in space pull up loop and pull through both loops on hook)
half double crochet (hdc) (put wool around, put hook in space pull up a loop and pull through all three loops on hook)

half double crochet (hdc)
(put wool around, put hook in space pull up a loop, pull through all 3 loops on hook)

double crochet (dc)
(put wool around, put hook in space pull up a loop, pull through first 2 loops on hook and then pull through last 2 loops on hook)

Fasten off (fo)

A) JOINING OF 4 SQUARES

1. Put 2 squares with wrong sides together.
2. Create a standing single crochet (ssc) and leave it to one side off the hook.
3. Put hook through corner spaces of front and back square.
4. Now put the ssc onto the hook and pull the ssc through the back and front square.
5. Pull the short end and the long end of the wool through the ssc now do 1ch just with the long end of the wool.









6. Do a sc in the top of the very first hidden stitch of the front and back squares together, catching both loops.
7. Continue doing single crochets through the top of the next 17 stitches of the front and back squares.
8. Do the 20th sc in the corner spaces of the front and back square.
9. Put another 2 squares with wrong sides together.
10. Continue by doing a sc in the corner space of the second set of front and back squares.
11. Then do a sc in the top of the very first hidden stitch of the second set of front and back squares.
12. Continue doing single crochets through the top of the next 17 stitches of the second set of front and back squares.
13. Do the 40th sc in the corner spaces of the front and back square.
14. Fasten off (fo).






15. Repeat 2 to 14 (omitting 9) above joining the second side in the same fashion.
Work away ends.


B) BORDER AROUND 4 JOINED SQUARES

1st Round (Solid Colour)
In any corner space, 2ch up and do a hdc+1ch+2hdc into the same space. Do a hdc into the top of the next 17 stitches. Do the 18th and 19th hdc into the corner spaces of joined squares and continue with the 20th to the 36th hdc into the top of the stitches. Do 2hdc+1ch+2hdc into the corner spaces and 36hdc on each side. (40 stitches per side).
Finishing with a slip stitch join between the 2ch up and first hdc.





2nd Round (Variegated Colour)
In any corner space, 2ch up and do a hdc+1ch+2hdc into the same space. Do a hdc into the next space between the two corner hdc of previous round.
ch1 and skip one space and do hdc into next space between stiches, continue and do a hdc into the space between the two corner hdc of previous round. 2hdc+1ch+2hdc into next corner space.
(20hdc and 19 ch1 spaces per side and 2hdc+1ch+2hdc in corners)
Finishing with a slip stitch join in the top of the 2ch up. DO NOT fasten off.




3rd Round (Variagated Colour)
Do another sl st into the ch1 corner space. 2ch up +1dc+1ch+2dc into the same corner space. 1dc into each of the next 2 spaces. 2dc into each ch1 space of previous round and end each side with 1dc in each of the two spaces before the corner.
(42dc per side and 2dc+1ch+2dc in corners)
Finishing with a slip stitch join in the top of the 2ch up. DO NOT fasten off.





4th Round (Variagated Colour)
Do another sl st into the ch1 corner space. 2ch up +1dc +1ch+2dc into the same corner space. 1dc into each of the next 2 spaces. Skip 2dc and do 2dc into next space. Continue skipping 2dc of previous round and do 2dc in between sets of 2dc from previous round and end each side with 1dc in each of the two spaces before the corner.
(44dc per side and 2dc+1ch+2dc in corners)
Finishing with a slip stitch join in the top of the 2ch up. DO NOT fasten off.



5th Round (Variagated Colour)
Do another sl st into the ch1 corner space. 2ch up +1dc+1ch+2dc into the same corner space. Skip one space and do 2dc into the next space. Continue skipping 2dc of previous round and do 2dc in between sets of 2dc from previous round and end each side with 2dc in corner space.
(46dc per side and 2dc+1ch+2dc in corners)
Finishing with a slip stitch join between the 2ch up and first dc. Fasten off.



6th Round (Solid Colour)
Join with solid colour in any corner space and do 2ch up+1hdc+1ch+2hdc in corner. Do a hdc into the top of the next 49 stitches on each side. **Do 2hdc+1ch+2hdc into the corner space and 49 hdc in the top of the next 49 stitches.** Repeat ** to ** twice more.
(49hdc per side and 2hdc+1ch+2hdc in corners)
Fasten off. Work away ends.



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01 August 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY {DigiStamps4Joy August 2018 Challenge}

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Design Team Project for  DS4J's challenge blog
The theme for this month is
ANYTHING GOES + ADD A SENTIMENT/GREETING

I have used PATCHWORK COUNTY 1 for the main image which I coloured in PhotoShop CS3 and HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS a precoloured image for the sentiment background. 
 You can purchase the images here and here.

The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC . 

The crochet flower has been made for me by a very special frined and the folder flower has been created with square punch-outs.  The design papers, brad and buttons are from my stash.
Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog 
and link your Creations to Challenge #151.

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:


Love to Craft - ATG
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - ATG if you are on a design team ?
Polkadoodles Crafting - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG and/or boys
Colour Crazy - ATG that is coloured
Friendship Challenge - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Fantasy Option
Thank you for stopping by and all the wonderful uplifting love you leave behind.

A LOT OF HAPPY {Color It Create It Show It Off August 2018 Challenge}

{A LOT OF HAPPY...}

Can you believe it is already the month of August, and the year is running by at such a speed.
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge

Here is my design team project for My Besties Colour It! Create It! Show It off! using this fun loving Fall days 3d Download girl, a pre-coloured image from Sherri Baldy which you can purchase HERE.

The folded flower has been created with flower punches.
The design papers, brad and buttons are from my stash. The crocheted flower has been made for me by a very special friend.  I added the background to the image in PhotoShopCS3.  Also added some gold stickles to the folded flower and the Chipboard netting is from CELEBR8.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC. 

Hop over to
My Besties
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off! Challenge
and enter your creations. 

Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:


Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG or stitching
Creative Moments - ATG + Shaker Card Option
Crafting with Friends - ATG ?
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
Craft Rocket - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - Tropical Colours
Morgans Art World - ATG
Aud Sentiments - For the Girls + Sentiment
Digi Choosday Crafting - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Crafting by Designs - ATG
My Besties Aussie - ATG with a Bestie
My Besties Spanish Challenge - ATG and/or Mothers Day
Patties Creations - ATG
Cute Card Thursday - ATG
Your Scrapbook Place - ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft - ATG
QKR - ATG
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday and/or water theme
Crafters Castle - ATG and/or Elegant Shabby Chic
House of Cards - ATG and/or colour or patterned paper
Creative Crafters - ATG
Rabisco - ATG





26 July 2018

MANLY THROW CAL - PART 1

MANLY THROW with PUFF STITCH GRANNIES
Designed by: DESíRE FOURIE – www.desiref.blogspot.com

Trust my fellow crochet enthusiasts will enjoy my Crochet Along (CAL) I have created for this masculine throw project.

Please leave me some love in a comment below as it would be great to hear from you if you are joining us. 

PART 1 – 36x Squares
{Repeat below for another 35 squares}

STITCHES USED

chain (ch)

slip stitch (sl st)

single crochet (sc)
(put hook in space pull up loop and pull through both loops on hook)
half double crochet (hdc) (put wool around, put hook in space pull up a loop and pull through all three loops on hook)

double crochet (dc)
(put wool around, put hook in space pull up a loop, pull through first 2 loops on hook and then pull through last 2 loops on hook)

treble crochet (trc)
(put wool around twice, put hook in space pull up a loop, pull through first 2 loops on hook, pull through first loops on hook again and then pull through last 2 loops on hook)

puff stitch (puff st)
(put wool around, pull up loop, repeat twice more, pull through all 7 stitches on hook)

cluster stitch(cluster st)
see description in pattern further on
MATERIALS USED

Solid Brown = Lollipop - Hazel (5x) 100g balls
Variegated = Charity – Brown Fox (9x) 100g balls
Hook = 4mm

1st Round (Solid Colour)
Start with a magic ring and do 2ch up (count as first dc) + 15dc into ring and close with sl st into top of first 2ch and fasten off. (16dc).

2nd Round (Variegated Colour)
Join with new colour in top chain of any dc from previous round and do 1ch and do puff st in same space + 2ch. Do 15 more puff st, one into the top chain of each of the dc’s from the previous round with 2ch in between each puff st. Join with sl st into the top of the first puff stitch and fasten off.
(16 puff sts with 2ch in between)

3rd Round (Solid Colour)
Join with new colour in between any two puff sts from previous round. Do 2ch up (counts as first leg of cluster), put wool around, pull up loop and pull through first 2 loops.  Repeat twice more and then pull through all 4 loops. 1ch
Put wool around put hook in between next two puff st from previous round and pull up loop. Pull through first 2 loops.  Repeat 3 times and pull through all 5 loops on hook to complete a cluster, 1ch.  Repeat 14 more times. (16 clusters with 1ch in between). Join with sl st into the top of the first cluster stitch and fasten off.


4th Round (Variagated Colour)
Join with new colour in between any two cluster sts from previous round. Do 2ch up (counts as first dc), Do another 2dc in same space.  Do 3dc in next 15 spaces with no chains in between.  Join with sl st in the top of the first 2ch. Do not fasten off.


5th Round (Variagated Colour)
Do another sl st in the top of the second double crochet.  And do another sl st into the space between the first two sets of 3dc. 3ch (counts as first trc.  Do another 2trc + 2ch + 3trc into the same space.
**3dc in between two sets of 3dc of previous round x3. 3trc + 2ch + 3trc in next space.**
Repeat three times **to**. Sl st into top of first 3ch. Do not fasten off.

6th Round (Variagated Colour)
2ch up and do a hdc into the same space as the 2ch. Do a hdc into the top of the next stitch.  Do 2hdc + 2ch + 2hdc into the corner space.
**Do a hdc in the top of the next 14 stitches and 2hdc + 2ch + 2hdc into the corner space.**
Repeat **to *** two times.
And do 11hdc on 4th side and slip stitch join into top of 2ch up and fasten off. (14hdc per side and 2hdc + 2ch + 2hdc in corners)