Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DIY This! Crochet Pillow Free Pattern!

Hello there! I've been wanting to refresh my space and add some handmade pieces to it. A crochet pillow has entirely been on the list and I'm super excited to have finally created my very own item!
Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM
Craft Scissors  
Yarn Sewing Needle
Pillow (17 inches length)
Yarn used>>Less than half a skein for each (5) colors/ Scrap yarn of Red Heart Super Saver /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle

Stitch guide:  
HDC= half double crochet    
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round

Front Side:
CH 41-
Color 1: R1: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
**Color 1: R2: HDC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, and HDC into the following ST...(*Repeat method for the entire row, at end of row, turn work and switch colors.)
White: Color 2: R3: HDC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, and HDC into the following ST...(*Repeat method for the entire row, at end of row, turn work and switch colors.)
Color 3: R4: HDC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, and HDC into the following ST...(*Repeat method for the entire row, at end of row, turn work and switch colors.)
Color 4: R5: HDC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, and HDC into the following ST...(*Repeat method for the entire row, at end of row, turn work and switch colors.)
White: Color 2: R6: HDC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, and HDC into the following ST...(*Repeat method for the entire row, at end of row, turn work and switch colors.)
Color 5: R7: HDC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, and HDC into the following ST...(*Repeat method for the entire row, at end of row, turn work and switch colors.)
**From Row 8-Row 32: You will repeat the color method as well as technique from Row 2 to Row 7. Alternating your work with the corresponding theme.
 
At final Row, SS to complete work.
Finishing technique, HDC around the entire piece. 41 STS on the Bottom and Top. 50 STS for the Side (Left and Right)
Back Side:
CH 41
Color 1: R1: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
Color 2: R2: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
White: Color 3: R3: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
Color 4: R4: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
Color 5: R5: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
White: Color 3: R6: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
Color 1: R7-R8: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
Color 2: R9-R10: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
White: Color 3: R11-R12: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
Color 4: R13-R14: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
Color 5: R15-R16: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
White: Color 3: R17-18: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of row, turn work.
**From Row 19-Row 35: You will repeat the color method as well as technique from Row 1 all the way to (Row 17-Row 18) Alternating your work with the corresponding theme. Exp: Row 19, same color/method as Row 1.

At final Row, SS to complete work. 
Finishing technique, HDC around the entire piece. 41 STS on the Bottom and Top. 50 STS for the Side (Left and Right)

 
Next, with your yarn sewing needle and a strand of yarn, you will sew the sides and the bottom together only. Then you will slip your pillow into the cover, sewing it in securely.




ashlee elle.














Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DIY // How To Crochet A Festival Floral Bra. Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there! I've been inspired by recreating older pieces and utilizing scrap yarn to create something brand new. So with music festivals happening, Summer swiftly approaching, the idea of creating a flower bra was a journey I came across!
Ingredients:     
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM   
Craft Scissors    
Yarn Sewing Needle
Bra
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
Yarn used>>Less than half a skein for each (4) colors/ Scrap yarn of Red Heart Super Saver /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle

Stitch guide:    
HDC= half double crochet       
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain 
R[number]= Row 
RND= Round 
Creating the flowers.
Color 1: CH 3
Connect the last ST to the very first ST.
Inside the circle HDC 8 times.
SS, to complete with this color.
Color 2: Insert hook into the beginning of the ST, CH2 and HDC two times into the first ST, then SS into the following ST, **HDC two times into the next ST, then SS into the following ST...[**Repeat method until the end of the round, Final SS to complete the flower. Use your yarn sewing needle to thread the strings in.
I created approximately 28 flowers to cover the bra. Depending on sizing, you might have to create a few more!
Next, using your hot glue gun, apply glue to the back of the flower, placing it however you choose unto the bra. 

*Note: After all the flowers have been set, you will add more glue to the petals to set the flowers on firmly.

ashlee elle.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DIY // How To Create A Crochet Crop Top Dress // Free Pattern/Tutorial!

Hello there! I've had this crop top just sitting on the side lines and I thought I should rework it into a dress utilizing crochet! One of my favorite diy's to create so I love sharing them!
Ingredients:     
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM   
Craft Scissors    
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>>Less than half a skein for each (4) colors/ Scrap yarn of Isaac’s Colorways Merino Blend/Light 3
Thread and Sewing Needle 
  
Stitch guide:    
HDC= half double crochet       
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain 
R[number]= Row 
RND= Round
You will be working in rounds to create the bottom crocheted "skirt" of the dress.

First things first. I measured the circumference of the bottom opening of my top. It is a Size Small and measured out to be 28 inches total.

So I crocheted to that amount using my measuring tape which lead me to a Chain of 98. Connect the Last ST to the very First ST.
RND 1-RND 4: HDC into all of the STS for all the rounds (Remember to alternate your color selections if desired)...SS to connect work and continue.
Using your first color selection: Color 1: RND 6-RND 8: *DC into the first ST, CH 1, and into the following middle ST (of the previous rounds' double crochet) DC three times into the Same middle ST...(*Repeat method until the end of the Round, SS, after each round, to connect work and continue.
Color Selection 2: RND 9-RND 10: *DC into the first ST, CH 1, and into the following middle ST (of the previous rounds' double crochet) DC three times into the Same middle ST...(*Repeat method until the end of the Round, SS, after each round, to connect work and continue.
Color Selection 3: RND 11-RND 12: *DC into the first ST, CH 1, and into the following middle ST (of the previous rounds' double crochet) DC three times into the Same middle ST...(*Repeat method until the end of the Round, SS, after each round, to connect work and continue.
Color Selection 3: RND 13:*DC into the first ST, CH 8, and into the following middle ST (of the previous rounds' double crochet) DC one time into the middle ST...(*Repeat method until the end of the Round, SS, after each round, to connect work and continue.
Color Selection 4: RND 14-RND 17:*DC into the first ST, CH 8, and into the following middle ST (of the previous rounds' double crochet) DC one time into the middle ST...(*Repeat method until the end of the Round, SS, after each round, to connect work and continue. At final Round 17, SS to complete final work.
Sew Time
Next, you will sew (using your thread and sewing needle) the crocheted skirt (Row 1) unto the bottom of the top, approximately 4 centimeters. You will sew in between the STS as shown above and into, through the top securing the crocheted piece.
Tag your recreations! 
#thedreamcrochet
x, ashlee elle.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DIY // How To Crochet Summer Drawstring Bag. Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there! I've been way too excited to utilize my scrap yarn that was inspired by Caron cakes. This summer bag is a DIY that I'll entirely be recreating for myself! Enjoy!
Ingredients:     
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM   
Craft Scissors    
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>>1 Skein I used scrap yarn to emulate a Caron Cake) Comprised of yarn from Caron Simply Soft Medium 4
  
Stitch guide:    
HDC= half double crochet       
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain 
R[number]= Row 
RND= Round
You will be working in rounds to create the bag.
CH 51
Work into the second ST from the Chain.
RND 1-RND 4: SC into all of the STS for all the rounds to increase the oval...Until you reach the last ST then you will SC three times into the final ST. Total of 58 STS by Round 4, increasing by 2 STS.
RND 5: HDC into all of the STS (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 3.)
RND 6-RND 15: DC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, then DC into the following ST.. (Repeat this method for all of the Rounds, connect at the end of the Round and CH 2.)
RND 16: CH 3, skip the first ST to HDC into the following ST, HDC into the following stitches until you hit the opposite side of the oval (Stitch 20) CH 1, Skip 1 ST, then HDC into the remaining STS. SS to complete final work.
To make the chain for the straps. Where you created the skipped space from Round 16. Insert your hook and chain 75 or to desired length. Once chained, insert hook into the opposite sides skipped space from Round 19 to SS to connect. [Pictured Right.]

To create the drawstring for the cinched appearance. Only use a Chain 88 to weave in between spaces created from Round 18. Skip every other space. [Pictured Left to Middle.]
Happy Crafting!
ashlee x.





Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DIY // Crochet Spring Hat // Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there! This free crochet pattern was inspired by Spring hats and I wanted to create a free one to share with you! Enjoy!
Ingredients:     Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM  Craft Scissors // Tapestry Yarn Sewing Needle //1 Skein of Naturalin a Cotton Linen Blend" //Medium 4- "53% Cotton and 47% Linen" // Needle and Thread //
  Stitch guide:    HDC= half double crochet// SC=single crochet// DC=double crochet// SS= slip stitch //ST(S)= stitch(es)// CH= chain // Round[number] Row[number]

You will be working in rounds to create the hat. 
CH 3
Connect the last ST to the first ST by SS 
HDC two times into the circle [for a total of 6 STS]  
RND 1: HDC into the first ST only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.) [for a total of 15 STS]  
RND 2: HDC into the first ST only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 3: HDC into the first TWO STS only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 4: HDC into the first THREE STS only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 5: HDC into the first FOUR STS only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 6: HDC into the first FIVE STS only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 7: HDC into All of the STS for the entire Row.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 8-17: (Crocheting in between the STS instead of inside) HDC into ALL of the STS for All of the Rows.. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
RND 18-RND 22: SC two times into the every ST.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 23: DC into all of the STS for the entire round...(Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
RND 24: HDC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, HDC into the following ST (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round with a SS to complete work.)

Optional: CH 74 to create a tie for the hat. Once complete wrap the chain around the hat to tie in the back.