Monday, April 16, 2018

Tunisian Flower Blanket

Do you remember the flowers I made a long time ago, combining normal crochet stitches with tunisian crochet stitches ?
You can now finally find the pattern for the Tunisian Flower Blanket in my Etsy Shop and Ravelry Shop!
I made the blanket in Stonewashed XL which you can buy here at Woolwarehouse.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Crochet Flower Basket

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Last weekend I was at a very nice fair here in the Netherlands called Knit and Knot (knot means skein in Dutch). I gave a  workshop there, making these little flower baskets and now I want to share the tutorial with all of you.
I used a mercerized 100% cotton ( Durable Coral minis) with hook 2,5mm
And glue mixed with water to stiffen it up

Abbreviations US terms:
st  stitch
ss  slipstitch
ch  chain
sc  single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc  double crochet
tr   triple crochet
ch1-sp  chain 1 space
2sctog  2 single crochet together


With color 1, make a magic ring or ch3, close with ss in first ch, to form ring.
round  1: ch 2 (=1dc), 11dc in ring, close with ss in 2nd ch. (12 in total)
round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, *(dc, ch, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * 4 more times, close with ss in second ch from beginning.
round 3: ch 2, *(dc, ch, dc) in ch1-sp, dc in next 4 st, repeat from *  4 more times,
(dc, ch, dc) in ch1-sp, dc in next 3 and close with ss in second ch from beginning. Fasten off and tuck away end.

With color 2, make 6 more hexagons like above but now keep long ends, about 25 cm.

Sew the six hexagons with color 2 around the hexagon with color 1. (see picture tutorial)


Join color 1 in ch1-sp with a ss and make a *sc , sc in next 5 st, 2sc tog, sc in next 5 st, sc in ch1-sp, sc in next st, hdc in next, (dc, tr) in next, (tr, dc) in next, hdc in next, sc in next, repeat from * all around.

Photo Tutorial
                      12 in total                                                   ch 3
                    dc in same space                                              2dc in next st
                   (dc,ch,dc) in next                                           repeat all around

        Close with ss in sec ch from beginning                                    ch2
                     * (dc,ch,dc) in ch1-sp                                  dc in next 4st
                                                          Repeat around

    Close with ss in sec ch from beginning                  fasten off and tuck away end
Make 6  more with color 2 and keep long ends            pull the end through the ch1-sp

                                                        Sew together



                       Join color 1 with ss                                                        * sc
                       sc in next 5 st                                      pull loops through next 2 st

                       2sctog                                                          sc in next 5 st
                    sc in ch1-sp                                                          sc in next st
                 hdc in next st                                                    (dc,tr) in next st

                     (tr,dc) in next st                                                hdc in next st
                         sc in next                                        repeat from * all around
To stiffen up the basket I mixed equal parts water and (wood)glue, soaked the flower in this mixture , squeezed it a bit and let it dry over a bowl covered with plastic wrap.