Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Easter Crochet (a free pattern for you)

Please be gentle with my pride.

I was asked to write up this pattern and did this and the photos late last night with the help of my daughter --- the color is not great, but I hope it will be a pattern that you try.

I have used this in several ways --- there is no gauge reference. If you want it tiny, then use a crochet cotton and a small hook --- or use bulky and a large one.

The one on this blanket was made using two worsted weight strands held together and then I added a quilters yo-yo to the center - the yo-yo had sentimental reasoning.

So here we go ---

CH 5, SS IN FIRST CH TO MAKE A RING

CH 3



2 DC IN RING, CH 2, 3 DC IN RING, CH 2, 3 DC IN RING, CH 2, 3 DC IN RING, CH 2, SS TO TOP OF BEGINNING CH 3. 

NOTE  - THIS IS A BASIC GRANNY SQUARE CENTER. 



CH 3 AND TURN WORK

* 2 DC IN CH 2 SPACE

CH 2, 3 DC IN SAME CH 2 SPACE. 



SS DOWN SIDE OF LAST DC (SEE TOP ARROW BELOW. I DO 2 OR 3 SS TO MOVE DOWN THE SIDE OF THE DC) 

SS IN TOP OF EACH DC IN THE FIRST CLUSTER (SEE 2ND ARROW BELOW) 

SS IN CH2 SPACE.

CH 3

 REPEAT FROM * 3 TIMES UNTIL YOU HAVE THE FOUR POINTS 


**CH 1 AND TURN YOUR WORK

SS IN TOP OF EACH STITCH IN THE DC CLUSTER AND INTO THE CH2 SPACE.

CH 3, 2 DC, CH 2, 3 DC

REPEAT FROM ** ONCE MORE FASTEN OFF AND WEAVE IN ENDS.




THE CROSS IS SIMPLY A VARIATION ON THE BASIC GRANNY SQUARE.

IT TAKES LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO MAKE ONE AND IS A FABULOUS SCRAP PROJECT.



PLEASE NOTIFY ME IF YOU FIND ERRORS IN THESE INSTRUCTIONS --

FEEL FREE TO SHARE THE LINK TO HERE AND PLEASE GIVE ME CREDIT IF YOU USE THIS PATTERN. 

I WOULD ALSO LOVE TO SEE YOUR VERSIONS 

I'M ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ---- USE #MAGGIEGRACECROSS TO TAG THESE ON INSTAGRAM. 

YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL ME AT TERESAHOME@JUNO.COM

HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER 


2 comments:

Joanna said...

Beautiful cross.
Thank you for your kind comment :)
Joanna

Decor To Adore said...

What an amazing talent you are! My dear cousin crochets and I will be sure to send her the link to your pattern. Have a lovely day!