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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Projects

My fingers have been flying in the 
Christmas Doily and Ornament Department. 
I thought I had posted all of them and discovered I hadn't. 
Guess it's time to post what I've accomplished for Christmas 2015.

Caprice Doily
Karen Robison
(Made as Christmas Presents for my cousins; Marilyn and Debbie)

Flat Pineapple Angel
Priscilla Hewitt

Poinsettia Tea Light Cozy

Snowflake Doily Ornament

Magnificent Poinsettia

Large Angel
Thread Tree Trims (21 Ornaments)
Leisure Arts # 2836
Winter Stars
Fine Art Crochet

Small Angel
Thread Tree Trims (21 Ornaments)
Leisure Arts # 2836

Rose Garden
A Celebration of Doilies, Volume II
Kathryn A While

Christmas Shells Doily
Kathryn Eng

Christmas Trees Doily Set - Small Doily
Margaret Willson
Annie's Favorite Crochet, Dec 2004

Rose Garden
A Celebration of Doilies, Volume II
Kathryn A White
Santa Doily

Christmas Tree Doily

 WOWZA . . . 
14 different patterns and 15 different projects 
(counting the 2 Caprice Doilies).

Guess I have been busier than I thought this year :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

POINSETTIA TEA LIGHT COZY – free crochet pattern

I saw something with a crochet holder for a tea light. I knew I wanted to make some for Christmas presents, but didn't know what I wanted to make. After playing around all afternoon and evening, this is what I came up with.


I was going to starch the bracts (the red parts mot of us call the flowers when the yellow centers are actually the flower parts) but I thought the softness of the thread added to the look of a flower.


And the BEST PART . . . there is a small opening on the bottom so the light can be turned off and on without removing the candle.

There is a PRINT FRIENDLY button at the bottom of the post for your convenience.

MATERIALS
Color A – Aunt Lydia's Fashion Fashion #3 “Maize”
Color B – Artiste #5 Crochet Thread “Cherry Red”

Crochet Hook – D/3-3.25MM
Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Tea Light – battery operated

NOTES
  1. Beginning ch 2 counts as a sc.
  2. Beginning ch 3 counts as a dc.
  3. Beginning ch 4 counts as a tr.
ABBREVIATIONS
  1. Bl hdc – back loop half double crochet      
  2. ch(s) – chain stitch(es)      
  3. dc cl – double crochet cluster     
  4.  hdc – half double crochet      
  5. hdc2tog -half double two sts together      
  6. MC – Magic Circle/Adjustable Ring - http://furbabiesmomma.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-ro-make-magic-circle.htm      
  7. MM – millimeters        
  8. Rnd(s) – round(s)     
  9.  sc – single crochet      
  10. sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)      
  11. st(s)- stitch(es)      
  12. tog – together      
  13. tr – treble/triple crochet      
  14. yo – yarn over

STITCHES
dc cl – Insert hook in next dc, yo pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in next dc, yo pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in next dc, yo pull up a loop (7 loops on hook). *Yo, pull through 4 loops,* repeat one more time. Fasten off and weave in ends.

hdc2together – Yo hook, insert hook into given st, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook). Yo hook, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook). Yo hook, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

picot cluster: (ch 4, sl st in beginning ch) repeat one more time, sl st in top of base sc


FLOWER
Rnd 1: Using Color A and a MC, ch 3, place 11 hdc in the circle, sl st to beginning ch 3 to join. (12 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, hdc in same st, ch 2, sk 2, 2 dc in remaining sts, sl st to beginning ch 3 to join. (23 hdc, 1 ch)

Note: The ch 12and skip will allow you to operate the on/off switch.


Rnd 3:Ch 2, sc in the same st, 2 sc in ch 2, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around, sl st to beginning ch 2 to join. (35 sc)


Rnd 4: Ch 3, bl hdc in each st around, sl st to beginning ch 3 to join. (35 bl hdc)


Rnd 5: Ch 3, hdc in same st and next st, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog,) repeat around, making last hdc2tog in a t and the base of the beginning ch, sl st to the top of beginning ch 3 to join. (21 hdc, 7 hdc2tog)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, hdc in same st and next st, hdc in next st, pcl, *hdc in next 3 sts, pcl* repeat from * to * around, place a hdc in any remaining sts, sl st to the top of beginning ch 3 to join. Fasten off and weave in ends. (28 hdc, 9 pcl)


BRACT #1 – Turn finished part upside down, attach Color B in the exposed front loop (left from Rnd 4 above) by the seam.

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st, (ch 1, dc in next st) repeat 5 more times, dc in next st, ch 3, turn. (9 dc, 8 ch)

Row 2: Dc in same st, ch 3, sk 1, sc in the next ch, (ch 3, sc in next ch,) repeat 2 more times, ch 3, 2 dc in last st, ch 3, turn. (4 sc, 5 chs, 4 dc)

Row 3: Dc in same st, ch 3, sk 1, sc in the next ch, (ch 3, sc in next ch,) repeat 1 more time, ch 3, 2 dc in last st, ch 3, turn. (3 sc, 4 chs, 4 dc)

Row 4: Dc in same st, ch 3, sk 1, sc in the next ch, ch 3, sc in next ch, ch 3, 2 dc in last st, ch 3, turn. (2 sc, 3 chs, 4 dc)

Row 5: Dc in same st, ch 3, sk 1, sc in the next ch, ch 3, 2 dc in last st, ch 4, turn. (1 sc, 2 chs, 4 dc)

Row 6: Tr in same st, ch 2, 2 tr in last st. (4 tr, 1 ch)

Row 7: Dc cl, fasten off, weave in ends.


BRACTS # 2 – 5
  1. Join Color B in next empty front loop.
  2. Repeat pattern for BRACT #1

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