Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday: How To Create A Crochet Panda Bag!

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  Here's an oldie, but fun pattern that I had constructed for myself many moons ago #throwback post here  and I thought I'd share how I created this purse!

The Ingredients
1 SKEIN Each of White and Black // Red Heart Super Saver Yarn: Medium 4 Weight: No-Dye-Lot Solids: 7 oz (198g), 
Yardage: No-Dye-Lot Solids: Approx.364 yards (333 m) / 100% Acrylic
 1 yard of fabric
metal snap buttons
H/8 5.00 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Craft Scissors


 Abbreviations / Stitches Utilized
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
dc=double crochet
tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
ss= slip stitch
ch=chain

The Pattern
*You will repeat this Step TWICE. Creating both the FRONT as well as the Back piece to construct the bag.

STEP ONE
Chain 6, then insert your hook into the first chain stitch you made, forming a ring.
YO, then draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on your hook.
CH 1, Insert your hook into the center ring and YO and draw the yarn through the center ring.

RND 1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 2: DC into all of the STS TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 3: DC into the first ST once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 4: DC into the first TWO STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 5: DC into the first THREE STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 6: DC into the first FOUR STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 7: DC into the first  FIVE STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 8: HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 9: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SS to complete final work.

11 inches length and width

Sew the two circles together, utilizing the yarn sewing needle and a strand of white yarn, leaving a 6.5 inches wide opening.


STEP TWO
Creating these pieces using your black yarn and utilizing your yarn sewing needle and a strand of black yarn to secure placements.

Creating the eyes: Using your black yarn to create TWO oval rounds. 
CH 8
Single crochet (sc) in the second chain (ch) from the hook, then sc 8.
Crochet 3 sc in the last chain. Now rotate the work since you'll be working along the bottom of the foundation chain.
Complete sc, 2 sc in the last chain at the position of the first sc of the previous round. Your first round is complete .
Round 2: Crochet 2 sc in the first stitch of the previous round; sc 4, 2 sc in each of the next three stitches, sc 4, 2 sc in the next 2 stitches. 

PLACEMENT: Placing them at Round 5, like an inverting V shape. 3 inches apart.

Creating the nose: Using your black yarn: 
Chain 6, then insert your hook into the first chain stitch you made, forming a ring.
YO, then draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on your hook.
CH 1, Insert your hook into the center ring and YO and draw the yarn through the center ring.

RND 1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 2: DC into all of the STS TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.

PLACEMENT: Placing them at Round 1, in the middle.
Using your black yarn and yarn sewing needle. to create the nose detail, sewing from the inside, from Round 1, to Round 2, then from Round 2 loop through the stitches 4 times to create the "mouth.

Creating the Ears: Using your black yarn: 
I used this tutorial to create the bear ears. How to Crochet Bear Ears.


PLACEMENT: Placing them at Round 8, approximately 3 inches apart.


STEP THREE
Cutting and measuring out the fabric circles, align the fabric with the crocheted rounds and sew needle and thread to secure.
As well as adding the metal snap buttons to the opening of the purse.

STEP FOUR
CH 136 // 48 inches length or to desired length
R1-R3:  SC into all of the STS for all of the rows, turn work at the end to continue. At final Row 3, SS to complete final work.

 PLACEMENT: Placing the straps at the side of the purse.



HAPPY CRAFTING!
#THEDREAMCROCHET
XX ashlee elle.



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday: How To Crochet A Cropped Chunky Sleeveless Pullover. Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  So I've been wanting to get back into the blog sphere and I thought I'd show how to construct a super easy and comfy chunky sleeveless pullover, that doesn't take forever to create!

The Ingredients
1 Skein for SMALL/MEDIUM of Caron Cakes "Chunky Cakes"-"Sweet and Sour"// Super Bulky // 100% acrylic
297 yards//9.8 oz

or 2 Skeins for MEDIUM/LARGE/EXTRA LARGE

N-9.00 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Craft Scissors



 Abbreviations / Stitches Utilized
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
ss= slip stitch
ch=chain

 Size
Women's US Sizing: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

 Gauge
14 Stitches = 8" inches
5 Rows = 6" inches

 Dimensions
33", 37", 39", 42"

Note:
You will be working from the Bottom, creating towards the Bust and then to the Straps.

The Pattern
*You will repeat this Step TWICE. Creating both the FRONT as well as the Back piece to construct the whole top.

Make a Chain of 35 [medium] = 18.5  inches width
Final height: 15.5 inches length

Row 1-Row 7: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 7. At the conclusion of Row 7, SS to complete work.

Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 35 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 8. A total of 31 STS for each Row.

Row 8-Row 13: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 31 STS each Row.

Creating the Straps
For 12 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE. 7 inches width open for neckline.

Row 14 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue work.
Row 15 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.


REPEAT ALL OF THE STEPS ABOVE CREATING TWO IDENTICAL PIECES BEFORE BEGINNING THE NEXT SECTION!

Blocking your Completed Pieces [optional]
You will lie both pieces flat and thoroughly wet the piece [with a spray bottle] lay the piece flat and gently create the shape into the desired finished measurements.

Sewing
(This step is to sew the crocheted pieces together to create your Sweater.) 
Once both of the parts of the top are created. Lie both pieces flat. Now sew the sides together, leaving the Armholes, the Neckline, the bottom and the back  portions will remain free. Once the sewing is complete.

Creating the Turtleneck [Optional]
Inserting your hook into the Neckline of the top, you will be working in rounds to create the Turtleneck detailing.

Round 1-Round 3 : HDC in each CH ST from the row. End with HDC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue work until you reach Round 3. At final Round 3 , SS to complete final work. 29 STS
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.

Finishing Technique for the Sleeves/Armholes
Inserting your hook into the Armholes for the top, you will be working in rounds to create a finishing look to the sleeves.

Round 1 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, SS to complete final work.



ADDITIONAL SIZING
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Make a Chain of 32 [small] = 16.5  inches width

Row 1-Row 7: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 7. At the conclusion of Row 7, SS to complete work.

Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 32 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 8. A total of 28 STS for each Row.

Row 8-Row 13: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 28 STS each Row.
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.

Creating the Straps
For 12 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE.

Row 14 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH.
Row 15 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.

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Make a Chain of 38 [large] = 19.5  inches width

Row 1-Row 11: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 7. At the conclusion of Row 11, SS to complete work.


Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 38 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 12. A total of 34 STS for each Row.

Row 12-Row 16: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 34 STS each Row.
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.


Creating the Straps
For 14 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE.

Row 17 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH.
Row 18 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.


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Make a Chain of 42 [extra large] = 21  inches width

Row 1-Row 14: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 14. At the conclusion of Row 14, SS to complete work.


Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 42 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 15. A total of 38 STS for each Row.

Row 15-Row 20: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 38 STS each Row.
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.


Creating the Straps
For 14 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE.

Row 21 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH.
Row 22 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.



HAPPY CRAFTING!
#THEDREAMCROCHET
XX ashlee elle.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet Bow Finger-Free Cuffs // Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  So I wanted to share a super quick and easy pattern on how to keep your fingers warm while you're crafting away! I absolutely love finger-less gloves especially during the colder seasons so I modified a past pattern and created a swift version to share! Enjoy!


The Ingredients
Less than 1 Ball of Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice in Scarlet // Medium 4 // 100% acrylic
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook: H/8 5.00 MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
 Abbreviations
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches

The Pattern
I measured the circumference of my head/hair, my measurements will be a bit bigger because of my protective braids, though I would recommend sizing your own and crocheting to that specific sizing. [Note: You can always return back to the beginning to create a snug fit, with one round of single crochet.]
First, I chained for 21 (depending on your wrist size you might want to modify.
RND1: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND2: SC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND3: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND4: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND5: SC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND6: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.

*LEFT HAND
You will SC only for 5 STS for the start of the row. To begin the thumb hole, you will CH 5.
After CH 5, skip 5 STS and SC into the remaining STS.
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*RND7: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.


*RIGHT HAND
You will HDC only for 15 STS for the start of the row. To begin the thumb hole, you will CH 5.
After CH 5, skip 5 STS and SC into the final ST.
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*RND7: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.

Continuing on.....
BOTH
RND8: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND9: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.



CREATING THE BOW
CH for 11

RND1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND2: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND4: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND5: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND6: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row, SS to complete work.

You will cut a piece of yarn, not too long. (I didn't really estimate the length!)
Threading the yarn, into the sewing yarn needle, you will scrunch the center of the bow. (Like the photo above!)

After the bow is tied and scrunched, you will want to stitch it by sewing the bow to the wrist cuff. I sewed the middle of the bow to the front of the wrist cuff. (You will have to try the wrist cuff on, to find the exact position! :)) Now it is complete to start the tutorial over again to create the other half!




ashlee elle.






Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The "Winter Dreams" Crochet 2018 Collection

Hello there! Hope you all are doing quite well. Wanting to showcase in detail the crochet items in the New Crochet Collection for the Winter, titled, "Winter Dreams."


"The Woolen Crochet Dress."
Over-sized crochet sweater with a mock turtleneck. Sleeve detail implemented using corresponding yarn from the same brand.



"The Arctic Crochet Sweater."
Striped sweater using Lion Brands "Heartland" with various textures implemented throughout pattern.



"The Opaline Crochet Top."
Short-sleeved textured tunic with a boat neckline, also, with a matching belt to cinch the waist.



"The Silent Night Crochet Cardigan."
Super comfy open cardigan with long sleeves, with repeated color striped yarn.



 "The Overcast Crochet Top."
Wide sleeved chunky sweater cropped top.


"The Glacial Crochet Skirt." 
Super soft crochet velvet a-line skirt with an elastic waistband for comfort.



"The Northern Crochet Cardigan."
 Textured throughout the open cardigan implementing three numerous yarn and flared sleeves.



"The Snowbound Crochet Dress."
Patterned sweater dress with a mock turtleneck and texture throughout. Design of sleeves implemented solid yarn as well.



"The Crystalline Crochet Sweater." 
Long sleeved chunky sweater with an open strap neckline for detail.



"The Silent Night Crochet Skirt."
A-line crochet skirt with an elastic waistband for comfort and detailed with a front slight slit.