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.
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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.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DIY // Hearts All Over Crochet Beanie // Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there! In the spirit of all things heart themed, I wanted to share this free crochet pattern just in time for Valentines Day!
Ingredients:     Crochet Hook>> L-8.00MM  Craft Scissors // Tapestry Yarn Sewing Needle //Half a Skein of  Lion Brand "Impeccable Yarn" //1 Skein of Loops and Threads Charisma TWEED - "100% Acrylic" // Needle and Thread // Pom pom maker
  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]

Ch 3 and connect the last ST to the first ST by SS.
Next, you will Ch 2 and HDC 6 times into the middle of the connect chain.
Round 1: Ch 2, HDC into the first ST once into the following ST HDC (two times)... [*You will repeat this method for the entire round, by alternating HDC once and then HDC twice in next st.. at end of round, SS and 2TCHS to continue work.]
Round 2: HDC into the first ST once, HDC into the following ST once as well, into the next ST HDC (two times)... [*You will repeat this method for the entire round, by alternating HDC once into the following 2 STS, and then HDC twice in next st.. at end of round, SS and 2TCHS to continue work.]
Round 3: HDC into the first ST once, HDC into the following ST once, into the third ST HDC once as well, into the next ST HDC (two times)... [*You will repeat this method for the entire round, by alternating HDC once into the following 3 STS, and then HDC twice in next st.. at end of round, SS and 2TCHS to continue work.]
Round 4: HDC into the first ST once, HDC into the following ST once, into the third ST HDC once and into the fourth ST HDC once  as well, into the next ST HDC (two times)... [*You will repeat this method for the entire round, by alternating HDC once into the following 4 STS, and then HDC twice in next st.. at end of round, SS and 2TCHS to continue work.]
Round 5: HDC into the first ST once, HDC into the following ST once, into the third ST HDC once and into the fourth ST HDC once and into the 5th ST HDC once as well, and into the next ST HDC (two times)... [*You will repeat this method for the entire round, by alternating HDC once into the following 5 STS, and then HDC twice in next st.. at end of round, SS and 2TCHS to continue work.]
Round 6-Round 10 : HDC into all of the STS for all of the rounds, at the end of each round, ss to continue work. At final round [ 10] SS, to complete final work.
Creating the mini hearts 
Ch 3, SS to connect work.
Into the middle of the chain,
2 dc, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st
Pull the ST through the middle to SS to complete work.
Create about 8 hearts or to desired amount.
Creating the Pom Pom.
For this technique I utilized my Pom Pom maker in order to achieve the look.
Once again, using the yarn sewing needle and corresponding yarn to sew through he inside top of the hat to secure the Pom Pom on.
Happy Crafting!
tag your creations #thedreamcrochet
ashlee elle.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DIY// How To Create Your Own Crocheted Scrunchie// Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there! I hope you are having a lovely week so far! Being a major 90's kid, I thought I'd create a free pattern of one my favorite accessories! Scrunchies!


Ingredients:     Crochet Hook>> L-8.00MM  Craft Scissors // Tapestry Yarn Sewing Needle //Half a Skein of  Lion Brand "Faux Fur Fun" Yarn // - "100% Acrylic" // Needle and Thread // 2 Safety pins [Not Shown] Pom pom maker
  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]



Note: I made my scrunchie a bit bigger due to my hairstyle!
First, I cut the elastic band approximately 5 inches.
From there, I chained 17 for 16 STS, about 2 inches longer than the elastic band length, so that there will be the element of "scrunch" within the finished product.

For Row 1-Row 5: HDC into all of the STS, for all the rows, creating a 2TCHS once each row was complete. After the final row, (5) SS to complete work!
 Next, using your yarn sewing needle and a strand of yarn. Place a safety pin at the end of the elastic on both sides. Now, sew around the elastic, securing it with the yarn, weaved through the stitches. Cut yarn.
 Now with your needle and thread, sew the elastic band together securely. After the completion of the band, sew the ends of the yarn of the scrunchie together, once again using your yarn sewing needle and a strand of yarn. Once you have successfully secured the scrunchie together, cut the remaining strand and it's ready to wear!

Happy Crafting!
ashlee elle.
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