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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Elizabeth's Pineapple Bookmarks: A Free Crochet Pattern for You


 I have written before about how the members of the Threadies Facebook group inspire me. But of  all the gorgeous items posted in the group, I would have to say that those created by Elizabeth Sabo are my favorite. She has created some of the most beautiful doilies I have ever seen and her use of color is amazing.
A while back she modified one of my designs to create a bookmark. The result was so lovely that I felt I had to make my own version of her creation. Here is the finished result, inspired by and named for Elizabeth Sabo, the "Elizabeth's Pineapple Bookmark." I hope you will enjoy it! 
 Elizabeth's Pineapple Bookmark 

named for Elizabeth Sabo
designed by Elizabeth Ann White
for BellaCrochet


Sizes: Small Bookmark is about 5” long; Large Bookmark is about 8 ½” long

Skill Level: Intermediatefor those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
25 yds. Shaded Pinks for rose
30 yds. Pineapple color
10 yds. Shaded Green or Green for Leaves
Stitch marker (I use a small length of contrasting color thread)
Heavy Spray Starch
Fabric Glue
Size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook

Special Stitches:
For Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated

For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook


Small Version
Rnd 1: Starting at Rose, with Shaded Pink, ch 4, 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (10 dc made; right side of Rnd 1 is right side of work)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc. (5 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: For petals, (sl st, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in first sl st.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals and only in skipped sts of Rnd 2, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 4, (sc in next st, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first sc. (5 ch-4 sps)

Rnd 6: For petals, (sl st, ch 2, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sl st.

Row 7: Ch 5, sl st between first and second petals, leaving remaining stitches unworked, fasten off.

Row 8: With right side of Rose facing and working behind petals, join Pineapple color with sl st in ch-5 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, shell-- see Special Stitches) in same sp as joining, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 7 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 6 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 5 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, 3 dc cl (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, ch 5, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, 3 dc cl in ch-2 sp of last shell, ch 3, sl st in last st of last shell. Fasten off.

Leaf Spray (make 2)
Note: For Picot, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
For each Leaf Spray, work Steps A-D:

A: For first leaf, with Shaded Green (or desired color), ch 10, (2 dc, picot (see Note), 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in in next ch, sl st in next ch and mark it;

B: For second leaf, ch 6, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 chs, sl st in marked ch;

C: For third leaf, repeat Step B;

D: For stem, sl st in each remaining unworked ch of starting ch 10. Fasten off.



Large Version
Rnds/Rows 1-19: Work same as Small Version

Rows 20-31: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 32: Ch 3, 3 dc cl (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, ch 5, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, 3 dc cl in ch-2 sp of last shell, ch 3, sl st in last st of last shell. Fasten off.

Leaf Spray (make 2)
Note: For Picot, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
For each Leaf Spray, work Steps A-D:

A: For first leaf, with Shaded Green (or desired color), ch 10, (2 dc, picot (see Note), 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in in next ch, sl st in next ch and mark it;

B: For second leaf, ch 6, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 chs, sl st in marked ch;

C: For third leaf, repeat Step B;

D: For stem, sl st in each remaining unworked ch of starting ch 10. Fasten off.


Finishing for Small and Large Bookmarks
1: Place Bookmark and Leaf Sprays on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape as desired and allow to dry.

2: Glue Leaf Sprays to Bookmark behind rose as shown in photos.


Special thanks go to  Jolene Ortiz, Carolyn Hirning-Edelen, and Debbie Bigley for testing the patterns in this set.

Add Elizabeth's Pineapples Bookmark to your Ravelry queue: Ravelry

Copyright BellaCrochet 2018. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it (or any portion of it) on any website. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!) This pattern has been tested for accuracy and clarity, and I can offer no additional information, photos or help with it.
If you have enjoyed this design, I hope you will check out my other free patterns:

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Butterfly Garden: A Free Crochet Pattern For You


Several years ago I designed a set of doilies for Annie's Attic called 'Vintage Floral Doilies.' The publishing rights have reverted back to me, and I am now happy to make these patterns available to you for free. I am adding the doilies in the set to the blog one at a time, and hopefully I will have them all available for you soon. 

These are my original patterns, so they are written differently from the ones AA published, but they are the same designs. 
Today, I have a pattern  called "Butterfly Garden" for you.   I hope you will enjoy it! 


Butterfly Garden Doily
Designed by Elizabeth Ann White 
for BellaCrochet


 Skill Level: Intermediate- for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Size: About 18” across

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Thread:
150 yards each Lavender and Yellow
Sewing needle and matching thread
Heavy Starch
Fabric Glue
Size 7 (1.65 mm) Steel Crochet Hook

Special Stitches
For 3-dc cluster, Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook
For shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp indicated



Doily
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 23 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (first ch-3 counts as first dc;  24 dc made)

Rnd 2: Join lavender with sl st in first st, ch 8, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 8, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 ch-8 sps)

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch sp, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 11 dc, hdc, sc) in first ch sp and each remaining ch sp around, join. (12 petals)

Rnd 4: Working behind petals into unworked sts of Rnd 1, ch 2, sc in first skipped st, ch 15, (sc in next unworked st, ch 15) around, join.

Rnd 5: Sl st in first ch sp, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 21 dc, hdc, sc) in first ch sp and in each remaining ch sp around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join yellow with sc in center dc of first petal on Rnd 5, ch 8, (sc in center dc of next petal, ch 8) around, join.

Rnd 7: (Sl st, ch 3, 11 dc) in first ch sp, 12 dc in each ch sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (144 dc made)

Rnd 8: Join lavender with sc in first st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts, (sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnds 9 - 14: Sl st to center of first ch sp, ch 1, sc in first sp, ch 5, (sc in next ch sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first sc. At end of last rnd, fasten off.

Rnd 15: Join yellow with sc in first ch sp, ch 2, shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch sp, ch 2, *sc in next ch sp, ch 2, shell in next ch sp, ch 2; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 16: Join lavender with sc in first ch sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch sp of next shell, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 3, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch sp of next shell, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 2 times; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Butterfly (make 12)
Note: Wings are worked in Rounds, forming a circle of 8 small individual wings. Finished Wings will be folded in half length-wise, to form 2 layers of 4 wings each.

Wings
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 8 times, join with sl st in first sc. (8 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1) in first ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1) in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st into first ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp, ch 5, skip next ch-1 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch- 2 sp, ch 5, skip next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 4: Sl st across into first ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first tr, ch 1), (tr, ch 1) 8 times in first ch-2 sp, working over ch-5 sp, sc in first ch-1 sp of Rnd 2, ch 1; *(tr, ch 1) 9 times in next ch-2 sp, working over next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp on Rnd 2, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join lavender with sc in first sc, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp and tr, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 8 times, skip next tr and next ch-1 sp, *sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp and next tr, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 8 times, skip next tr and next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (8 wings made)

Body
With lavender, (ch 4, 3 dc cluster -see Special Stitches-in third ch from hook) 3 times, (ch 9, sl st in 4th ch from hook, sl st in each remaining ch, sl st in top of last 3-dc cluster made) 2 times for antenna. Fasten off.






Finishing
1: Fold each Butterfly into two layers of 4 Wings each. Sew Butterflies to last Round of Doily as shown in photo. Spray with starch, shape, and allow to dry.

2: Glue one Body to each Butterfly as shown.

Here is "Butterfly Garden"  as it appeared in the Annie's publication

Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz, Debbie Peters, Karen Misiunas and Jewel Fernley for testing these patterns.

Add "Butterfly Garden" to your Ravelry queue: Butterfly Garden


Copyright BellaCrochet 2011. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it (or any portion of it) on any website. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!) This pattern has been tested for accuracy and clarity, and I can offer no additional information, photos or help with it.
If you have enjoyed this design, I hope you will check out my other free patterns:

Monday, January 08, 2018

Flirty Fan Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern

Several years ago I designed a set of doilies for Annie's Attic called 'Vintage Floral Doilies.' The publishing rights have reverted back to me, and I am now happy to make these patterns available to you for free. I am adding the doilies in the set to the blog one at a time, and hopefully I will have them all available for you soon. 
These are my original patterns, so they are written differently from the ones AA published, but they are the same designs. 
Today, I have a pattern  called "Flirty Fan" for you.   I hope you will enjoy it! 


Flirty Fan Doily
by Elizabeth Ann  White 
for BellaCrochet

Skill Level: Experienced- for those with an advanced  knowledge of crochet 


Size: About 12 ½” at widest point


Materials:

Size 10 Cotton Thread:
200 yards Pink
100 yards White
50 yards Yellow
Heavy spray starch
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel hook

Special Stitches

For Large Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in stitch or chain space indicated
For Small Shell (sm shell): (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in stitch or chain space indicated
For 2 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull
through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull
through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook
For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull
through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull
through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook

Note: When working into shells, work only into the ch sp at the center of the shell, and

not into any of the dc stitches unless otherwise directed.

Fan

Row 1: With Pink, ch 4, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in fourth ch from hook, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, large shell (see Special Stitches) in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, lrg shell in next
ch-2 sp, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, lrg shell
in ch sp of last lrg shell, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, lrg
shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 3, lrg
shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, turn.
Rows 6 & 7: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next
dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next dc,
(ch 1, 2 dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell,
turn.
Rows 9-11: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in each of
next 2 dc, (ch 1, dc in each of next 2 dc) 11 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp
of last lrg shell, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip first ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next dc,
(ch 2, 2 dc in next dc) 23 times, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell,
turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip first ch-3 sp, small shell
(see Special Stitches) in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, sm shell in next ch-2 sp)
11 times, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, lrg shell in last shell, turn.
Rows 14-16: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, ch 3, skip first ch-3 sp, sm shell in
ch sp of next sm shell, (ch 2, sm shell in ch sp of next sm shell) 11 times, ch 3, skip last
ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, turn.
Row 17: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first shell, ch 3, skip first ch-3 sp, lrg shell in ch sp of
next sm shell, (ch 2, lrg shell in ch sp of next sm shell) 11 times, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp,
lrg shell in ch sp of last lrg shell, turn.
Row 18: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch sp of first lrg shell, (ch 3, skip next ch sp, lrg shell in ch sp
of next lrg shell) across. Fasten off.

First Rose

Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 3, 2 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in 3 rd ch from hook, ch 2,
(3 dc cluster –see Special Stitches- in same ch last cluster was worked in, ch 2) 5
times, join with sl st in top of first cluster. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join white with sc in first ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in same sp as joining, (sc,
ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. (6 petals made)
Rnd 3: Working behind petals, ch 3, (sl st in sp between next 2 petals, ch 3) around,
join with sl st in first ch of first ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Working behind petals, ch 4, (sl st in sp between next 2 petals, ch 4) around,
join.

Notes:

For Joined Petal, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, tr, sl st in st in space or stitch indicated, 3 dc,
ch 1, sc) in next ch-4 space.
For Petal, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, tr, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-4 sp.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, joining to ch sps of first 2 lrg shells on Fan, work Joined Petal (see Notes

above) in each of first 2 ch-4 sps, work Petal (see Notes above) in each remaining sp
around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Next Rose

Rnds 1-5: Work Rnds 1-5 of First Rose.
Note: Depending upon how you hold your work, the order in which you work the
joining petals may differ from the pattern. You will be joining to the tr of the first
unworked petal on last Rose made and to the ch sps of the next 2 lrg shells on the Fan
(see photo.) Join in the order that is natural and comfortable for you.
Rnd 6: To complete this round, work steps A-C:
A: Ch 1, joining to tr of first unworked petal on last rose made, work Joined Petal in first
ch-4 sp;
B: joining to ch sps of next 2 lrg unworked shells on Fan, work Joined Petal in each of
next 2 ch-4 sps;
C: work Petal in each remaining sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Repeat Next Rose across for a total of 7 roses.

Edging

NOTES: 
For Rice Stitch, ch 4, 2 dc cluster in 4 th ch from hook.
When working Edging, refer to photo above for placement of stitches.

Join pink with sc in first st of first shell on Row 18, work 3 Rice Stitches (see Notes

above,) sc in tr of first unworked petal on first Rose, (work two Rice Sts, sc in tr of next
petal) 2 times, *work 2 Rice Sts, sc around joining between Roses, (work 2 Rice Sts, sc in
tr of next petal) 2 times; repeat from * 5 more times, work 2 Rice Sts, sc in tr of next
petal, work 3 Rice Sts, sc in last st of last shell on Fan. Fasten off.

Handle

Row 1: Working in first ch of Row 1 of Fan, join pink with sl st in first ch, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch
2, 3 dc) in same ch as joining, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, lrg shell in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, lrg shell in next ch-2 sp, dc in last st. Fasten
off.

Finishing

Place doily on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape and allow to dry.
This is the Fan as it appeared in the Annie's Attic publication. 



Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz, Debbie Peters, Karen Misiunas and Jewel Fernley for testing this pattern.

Copyright BellaCrochet 2011. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it (or any portion of it) on any website. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!) This pattern has been tested for accuracy and clarity, and I can offer no additional information, photos or help with it.

Add Flirty Fans to your Ravelry queue: Ravelry


If you have enjoyed this design, I hope you will check out my other free patterns: