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February 21, 2012

African Flower crochet tutorial

You can find few tutorials how to crochet the African Flower pattern on the internet, I like most those which are visual, sometimes it is problemattic for me to crochet something just based on written instructions. So below is the picture and here I will write  also the instructions just for case. Different colors mean also different color of yarn. Depends on you what yarn you want to use, I recommend some which is not fluffy. The thicker yarn, the bigger is the flower. The number (size) of the hook is very often written on the yarn roll.  This is not tutorial for complete beginners, you need to know at least some basics. In case you don’t know what chain, single crochet etc. means, I suggest you look up some youtube video, they are quite good tutorials there too.

 

So let’s start:

 

1/ connect 6 chains in a ring

 

2/ 3 chains to replace one double crochet, 1 chain, *2 double crochets, 1 chain*- repeat until you have 5 pairs, 1 double crochet and fasten into 3rd chain  (now you should have 6 pairs of double chrochets and spaces between them)

 

Change color

 

3/3 chains to replace one doublecrochet, 1 double crochet, 1 chain, 2 double chrochets, *2 chains, 2 double crochets, 1 chain, 2 double crochets* repeat until the last space of previous row is filled, then 2 chains and fasten to the 3rd chain to finish the circle.

 

4/3 chains to replace one doublecrochet, 1 chain,* 7 double crochets into the larger space of previous row, 1 chain*, repeat until you reach the end, 6 double chrochets (as we replaced the 7th by the 3chains at the beginning), fasten at the 3rd chain to complete the circle.

 

Change color

 

5/*1 long single stitch (like single stitch, but you put the hook not just under the one line below, but you grab also the second line, as seen on the picture), 7 single crochets* repeat until whole circle is completed, fasten and cut the yarn.

 

I personally first make the flowers and then connect them, of course, you can do it as you go, in that case just change the yarn and continue with:

 

6/*3 double crochets, 1 double crochet, 1 chain, 1 double crochet in the same loop as previous, 3 double crochets, 1 chain* repeat until circle is completed.

Now you should see nice hexagonal pattern. When I connect these hexagons, I do it on the places where I make 1 chain.

*repeat pattern between the stars

February 21, 2012

For little things

If I don’t have any new idea I return back to old, but proven by time projects. Make-up bags are one of them. Doesn’t matter how many I make, they are not in my cupboard for a long time. It is a great gift for friends and from all things I made and tried to sell, these were also disappearing fast.

 The more interesting fabric you choose the bigger success will the model have.

 

Although the red dotted ones are also very nice and elegant, people usually choose something more original.

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