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A Motif a Week – 2 – Tree

The pick of the week is a cute little tree motif. The mini-version I’m naming an “Orange Tree”. It’s so cute, I’ve decided to make it into wall art.

Crochet-Orange-Tree-Motif

The magnified variation, a Lemon Tree, is also pretty cute, so it’s going to turn into wall art as well 🙂 I’m still to crochet a border to frame the canvas that the pieces are to be pasted on. I might post an update when that’s complete 🙂

Crochet-Lemon-Tree-Motif

To be continued 🙂

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Crochet Pattern Making Study 1.1

Understanding the Basic Math Behind Crochet. Linear Pattern.

In my previous post dedicated to my endeavor to identify the elements of Math behind crochet pattern making, we looked at the correlation between a chain and other types of crochet stitches, namely, sc, hdc, dc, tr, and dtr.

Today, let’s take it one step further and see the stitches “in action”, shall we?

Here’s a basic Filet crochet pattern/chart I’ve made that we’ll be working with; I’ll name it Geometric Floral. We can use it to make a bookmark or a bracelet (repeat rows 2 to 5 for pattern as many times as you wish, until the desired length is achieved):

GeometricFloralPatternChart

A linear pattern like this will allow us to take a closer look at how the stitches work together. Plus, it’s a nice and pretty and a pretty easy classic. It involves only 2 types of stitches: ch and dc. The stitches form two main components of the pattern: an empty block and a filled block. Each block contains a core element of the pattern – a 3×3 cell.

Here’s our pattern reflecting the stitch architecture and noting the key points: Continue reading “Crochet Pattern Making Study 1.1”

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Crochet Pattern Making Study 1.

Understanding the Basic Math Behind Crochet.

 

As a novice crocheter I would wonder, well, how do they know which chain from the hook, in the foundation row, should the first stitch in row 1 be made in, and how do you know a multiple of what should the foundation chain be, and how do you decide how many chains should the turning chain contain?

 

Figuring out the basic math the crochet principles are based upon was a major breakthrough that made my crochet life so much easier 🙂

 

Why would you even care about the math when all you want to learn is how to crochet?  Because it will allow you to:

Continue reading “Crochet Pattern Making Study 1.”

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Crochet Thread: How to ID

Can you tell what brand, size, and color each of the crochet threads displayed in the featured image is?

Unless you are a profi, you probably can’t do that with absolute confidence. Neither could I, until I realized that there was a surprisingly simple and easy step Continue reading “Crochet Thread: How to ID”

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Pastel Flower Earrings

Just made a pair of earrings for myself 🙂 I’m going to wear these today, no special reason or occasion. Simply feeling like wearing some pastel flowers and hearts ❤
I thought texturizing the wire would detract, to some extent, from focus on the flower, its natural and soft and nonstiffened look and feel, so I left it smooth.

The flower pattern comes from a book that I have, by Caitlin Sainio,- my favorite these days 🙂 she offers some lovely patterns!