Crochet Bucket List – number 4

This is what 70 plus crochet squares look like.

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It could make a beautiful blanket.  But with all the different sizes in there, I think it will be a nightmare trying to join the lot!

This all started way back in April this year.  Facebook Crochet Groups started showing us this CAL from Elle Yarns.

You will find the free patterns for all these squares on Elle Yarns’ webpage.  You just need to register (for free), then you can download them.

I had some blue yarn in my stash and joined in and crocheted the first square.  We went for cake and coffee in Paternoster where I then took photos of the squares. After that Elle released two squares a week.  And I then felt obliged to photograph all the other squares somewhere along our West Coast with views of the ocean.

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Chocolate Cheesecake at Mondvol Coffee Shop

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Langstrand Paternoster

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After the first square I was hooked!  And of course every time I visited my LYS, 50 Something Yarn Shop, different shades of blue yarn screamed at me to come home with me.

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This was square number 2 of the Elle CAL. Paradise Beach, Langebaan

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Having fun at Paradise Beach. Three more weeks then this is where we are going to live! Yay!

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Squares 4 and 5

 

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Square 8

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I just love the insides of some of the squares. The possibilities of what you can do with them are endless!

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The beginning of Square 10. With chocolate cake and cappuccino at Lekka-by-die-See at Mykonos, Langebaan.

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Square 10

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And that is the Elle CAL in a bucket for now. Anya wanted to be in the photo too! She wants to be in all the photos. LOL!

I can really recommend beginners to take part in a CAL (Crochet-Along).  You learn so many stitches and tricks.

These went into a bucket for now.  I am still deciding on what to do with them.

The rest of the squares in my “blanket photo” were from other CAL’s and some of them were my own squares.  Hopefully I can show them to you tomorrow.

 

 

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Floppy Star

Hi All!

Sorry for being so scarce!  We had Exams,  a School Nativity play, and a School price giving this evening.  Busy Busy!

I have a little star pattern for you.  Little if you crochet it with dk yarn or cotton.  Or BIG if you use bulky or t-shirt yarn.  Have fun and do show us if you make some.

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The pattern in words.  Photos after that.

I use US terms and any yarn and the hook size recommended for the yarn.

A 12 mm hook for the t-shirt yarn (bought from 50 Something Yarn Shop)

A 4 mm hook for dk cotton yarns.

Just one important note!  Be carefull NOT to pull your magic ring too tight, otherwise your star will be floppy.

Round 1

In Magic Circle, ch 2, 12 hdc, close with ss in first hdc

Round 2

ch 1, 1 sc in same closing ss.

*In next stitch: 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc

In next stitch: 1 sc* repeat x 4

End with 2 dc, ch2, 2dc and close round with a ss in to the first sc

Round 3

ch 1, 1 sc in same closing ss

*Into ch 2 space:

ch 1, 3 hdc, ch3, 3 hdc, ch 1

Into sc: 1 sc* repeat x 5

Close round with a ss into the first sc, cut your yarn and pull through to the front.

Then work the ends away at the back.

Round 1  pictures

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Round 2  pictures

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Round 3  pictures

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Close round 3 with a ss into the first sc

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Then you can either work your ends away at the back or use them to tie your star to a tree or present.

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These two stars were crocheted with eco-fusion from Nurturing Fibres

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Vinnis White Cotton for the white ones.

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Vinnis Tori for a bulky star.  They are great on gift bags!

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And here I tested the first one with t-shirt yarn

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And one with 4 ply cotton from Elle -Yarns

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Ok, I think you get the idea!  You can crochet this little floppy star with any yarn in your stash!

I’m off to Langebaan.  The two teenagers are both  receiving academic prizes tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 25 x Heart Squares and Afghans

Julle gaan mal wees oor hierdie round-up! Verskriklike mooi hart blokke en komberse.

Number 7 in the heart round-ups. We are nearing the end now. A collection of awesome heart squares and afghans. I love the idea of a blanket filled with hearts and crocheted with love.

Enjoy!

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http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters/talkingcrochet/pages/TCNL1309_patt2.html

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2.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grandmas-heart

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3.

http://www.petalstopicots.com/2014/01/heart-granny-square-crochet-pattern/

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4.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-coaster-3

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5.

http://crochet.about.com/od/afghans/ig/Nested-Squares/Nested-Squares-With-Heart-Chart.htm

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6.

http://www.annoocrochet.com/2013/01/valentine-heart-granny-square-free.html?m=0

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7.

http://www.heartmadeblessings.org/Patterns/Centerheart.php

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8.

http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2011/01/22/22-country-heart-crochet-dishcloth/

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9.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thin-heart-bobble-chart

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10.

http://www.crochet-knit.com/crochet/heart1.html#.VMQelf6UdUA

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11.

http://daisycottagedesigns.net/crochet/10-crochet-square-with-daisy-center/

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12.

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/heart-dishcloth-blanket.html

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13.

http://web.archive.org/web/20021009171659/http://members.aol.com/gandal195/lacybullionh.html

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14.

I am definitely trying these two with t-shirt yarn!

http://imhooked25.blogspot.mx/2013/08/heart-in-square-i.html

http://imhooked25.blogspot.mx/2013/09/heart-in-square-ii.html

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15.

http://www.mazkwok.com/2014/05/angel-heart-granny-square-free-crochet.html

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16.

https://ursulaglitch.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/tutorial-matilda-the-granny-square-with-heart/

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http://web.archive.org/web/20091024051447/http:/geocities.com/craftyfemmey/heartsq.html

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18.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-valentine-afghan

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19.

http://signedwithanowl.blogspot.com/2013/02/geometric-heart-block-wtute.html

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20.

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/be-my-valentine-throw

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21.

http://www.mooglyblog.com/circle-love-afghan/

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22.

http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/HeartsStripesAfghan.html

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23.

https://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FC00077&cat_id=298

This one I found via Kathryn Vercillo’s crochet website. Also click through to her other round-up on About.com. And when you have time, browse through her website and Instagram photos which are jam packed with all kinds of crochet art and projects and pattern links.

http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2015/01/crochet-heart-patterns/

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cable-hearts-baby-afghan

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25.

https://web.archive.org/web/20130909130822/http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/AfghansThrows/CTJan09-12+Contest+Favorites+Heart+Square+Afghan.htm

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Hope you enjoyed this one! Now there is one more post left for this series with the heading “Other”.

Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 20 x Padded Hearts

Ek wonder of daar iemand is wat al begin het met ‘n hartmat?

Vandag se round-up is gevulde harte. Groot en klein. Enjoy!

I wonder if anyone started on a heart rug from the previous round-up? I didn’t even had time to look for my own half finished one.

The girls had school athletics on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and this morning. I am so glad it is Friday. Tomorrow morning I want to sleep late!

Today’s round-up is padded and 3D hearts. Enjoy!

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http://anabeliahandmade.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentines-day-crochet-heart-with-chart.html

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2.

http://www.freshstitches.com/hearts/

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http://bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.nl/2013/02/simple-sunburst-crochet-heart.html

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4.

http://amiamore.blogspot.com/2013/07/amigurumi-heart-tutorial.html

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/herz-gehakelt—crochet-heart

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6.

http://www.petalstopicots.com/2014/01/crochet-heart-sachet-pattern/

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Read all about the “Stitch Red” campaign and you will find the link to the pattern download at the bottom of the post

http://www.petalstopicots.com/2014/02/stitch-red-american-heart-month/

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Love this 3D heart tutorial!

http://bynumber19.com/2012/02/12/3d-valentine-heart-free-crochet-pattern/

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http://idees.co.za/handwerk-dekor/hekel-n-hartjie?mobile

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http://abagfullofcrochet.co.za/20-minute-three-dimensional-heart/

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http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2012/02/06/have-a-heart.aspx?a=kr120211

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Scroll down a bit. You will find the pattern download towards the end of the page

http://www.haakpret.blogspot.nl/p/download-gratis-patroon_22.html

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Lots of photos in this tutorial

http://www.fizule71.blogspot.cz/2012/08/crocheted-lovely-hearts-english-version.html

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http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2012/03/14/free-crochet-pattern-heart-sachet-74/

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15.

http://pattern-paradise.com/2014/01/31/free-crochet-pattern-sachets-and-trinkets/

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16.

http://www.annoocrochet.com/2012/12/heart-crochet-ornament-free-pattern.html?m=0

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17.

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/sweet-heart-sachet

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18.

http://www.lululoves.co.uk/item/crochet-pattern-skinny-hearts.html

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19.

http://www.joscrocheteria.com/#!africanflowerfreeheartpillow/cam6

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20.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girlie-heart

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Next round will be heart baskets and handbags!

Big Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts Round-up! 20 x Medium Hearts

Ek hoop julle het gister se klein hartjies geniet.

Hier volg die volgende groepie hart patroon skakels.

We continue the free round-ups with a list of fabulous medium crochet hearts.

I am wondering if any of you have tried some of yesterday’s small hearts?

If you did and now want something bigger and different, you will love today’s list!

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1.

http://abagfullofcrochet.co.za/overlay-crochet-heart/

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2.

http://www.feltedbutton.com/2013/01/freevalentineheartcrochetpattern.html

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3.

http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2013/02/crocheted-hearts-wall-hanging-on-a-limb.html

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4.

http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.com/2011/06/granny-heart-tutorial.html

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5.

http://crochetmakesmehappy.blogspot.com/2013/02/crochet-pattern-heart.html

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6.

http://www.whatyousow.co.uk/blogs/news/14672735-three-ways-with-a-crochet-heart

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7.

http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/love-hearts/

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8.

http://www.cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/02/1766/

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9.

http://austeretwist.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentinesday-is-upon-on-us-so-i.html

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10.

http://yarnpumpkin.blogspot.ca/2014/01/granny-sweet-heart-pattern.html

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11.

http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters/talkingcrochet/pages/TCNL1309_patt1.html

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12.

http://yarnovermo.blogspot.com/2013/02/fancy-heart.html?m=1

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13.

http://www.petalstopicots.com/2013/01/valentines-spike-stitch-heart-pattern/

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14.

http://alipyper.com/2012/12/03/free-danish-heart-crochet-pattern/

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15.

http://hekelidees.blogspot.com/2013/07/hartjies-hartjies-hartjies.html

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http://undisthreadness.blogspot.com/2006/02/litle-granny-square-heart.html?m=1

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18.

https://hinzpired.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/crocheted-heart-pattern/

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19.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/Crocheted-Granny-Square-Heart.html

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20.

http://petitefee-kinderaccessoires.blogspot.com/2011/09/patroon-gehaakte-hartjes.html

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Ek het verlede jaar nr11 op die lys gehekel met Vinnis en dit het beautiful uitgekom. Ek het aanvanklik vreeslik gesukkel met rondte nr 3. Toe het ek die hele patroon gecopy en gepaste en vir rondte nr 3 het ek elke van die groepie steke (die dele tussen kommas) op ‘n aparte lyn gesit. Dit maak dit makliker. Veral as mens so 5 of 6 keer gedurende daai spesifieke rondte deur jou familie lede gepla word.

I tried nr 11 on this list. With a few interruptions from the todller, I made a few mistakes in round 3. Then I copied and pasted the pattern and for round three I put each stitch group (the stitches between comma’s) into it’s own line which made it easier for me to follow. Which means that there were 12 lines for round 3. Hope that makes sense!

It came out beautiful with Vinnis Aqua and a 4,5mm hook. Then started it with t-shirt yarn, adapted it a bit to try and make a lacy heart shaped rug. That one is still a WIP! And hidden somewhere!

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Geniet die harte en onthou ons gaan nog later vir julle die voorbeelde wys wat ons met t-shirt yarn en Vinnis gehekel het.

Hope you enjoyed this round as well. Next up will be the larger hearts of which some could possibly maybe work for t-shirt yarn rugs.

Anya Heart Crochet Pattern

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Daarsy! My eerste patroon wat ek deur Ravelry verkoop! Mag daar nog baie wees.

Ek weet daar is van julle wat te bang is om iets oor die internet te koop. Julle kan my ook inbox of email, reël vir ‘n inbetaling, dan kan ek die patroon vir julle epos. Alternatiewelik is die patroon ook gedruk op papier en beskikbaar by 50 Something Wolwinkel in Vredenburg. Dit is ook te koop by Plain en Purl Wolwinkel in Beaufort-Wes.

Let me introduce to you Anya’s Heart!

A perfect easy two round crochet heart that looks fabulous in any kind of colour and yarn. It is a detailed photo tutorial and it is for sale at

Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anya-heart

Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/216307343/anya-heart-an-easy-two-round-perfect?ref=market

and Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/other/anya-heart/125666

For those of you that don’t do internet shopping. You can buy the pdf file direct from me via email or an Facebook inbox. And for locals we have paper copies of the pattern at https://www.facebook.com/50swolwinkel in Vredenburg and at https://www.facebook.com/plainandpurlwoolshop in Beaufort-West.

Easy 6 petal flower with t-shirt yarn

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And herewith the flower tutorial I promised you on our Facebook page last week.

https://www.facebook.com/crochet.in.paternoster/photos/a.1473322896282802.1073741858.1408617926086633/1473322126282879/?type=3&theater

I designed the flower for t-shirt yarn, using a 12mm hook.

And was pleasantly surprised at how cute the same flower turned out with Premier Cotton 4ply and a 3mm hook.

Do browse through the other albums on our Facebook page for rug and basket ideas and links to free patterns.

I use US terminology for this pattern.

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After the four chains, you make a dc back in to the 1st chain of the four.  Which means, you yarn over and insert your hook into the 1st chain, complete your dc and then slip stitch into the next stitch.

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t-shirt yarn hearts. love the grey and aqua!

playing around with flowers in between heart orders

playing around with flowers in between heart orders

mmmmm!  some more grey and aqua!

mmmmm! some more grey and aqua!

Hope you have fun with the flowers, big or small!