Friday, March 29, 2013

Gardenia Flower Baby Loafers Free Pattern

Gardenia Flower Baby Loafers Free Pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs





It is so much fun to adorn adorable little babies tootsies. These baby loafer style little shoes, I created, are soft, cuddly, light and lovely as a spring flower.
I used Pima Cotton for it's "washability" and I absolutely love the Cascade Yarn soft shades of colors.
It will not take you long to get hooked on this pattern, and soon one lucky baby will have a pair of loafers to match their every outfit...Happy Crochet
(matches sizes 3 to 6 months baby)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blooming flower Cushion Free Pattern

Blooming Flower Cushion Free Pattern:

By AnnooCrochet Designs





This is one of My favorite Pattern to make....there is something so calming about watching the flower petals appear magically as you crochet one row after the other.... I love making cushions from this pattern, but As you can see in  my Water Lilly Granny Pattern  it works beautifully...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Pansy Flower Granny Free Pattern

Spring Pansy Granny Free Pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs



Pansy flowers represent the thoughts of lovers, shared before a word is spoken.
Named for the French word for "thought" (pensee), the pansy was said to be a charmed flower, possessing telepathic magic. Attending to the plucked bloom, you could hear your lover's thoughts.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Friendly Version Of A Portuguese Man O War Free Pattern

My Friendly Version Of A Portuguese Man O War

By AnnooCrochet Designs




The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the Portuguese Man-Of-WarMan-Of-War, or Bluebottle, is a jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a powerful sting.
Despite its outward appearance, the Man o' War is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which differs from jellyfish in that it is not actually a single organism, but a colonial organism made up of many minute individuals called zooids.[1] Each of these zooids is highly specialized, and, although structurally similar to other solitary animals, they are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival.

Etymology

The name "man o' war" comes from the man-of-war, a 16th-century armed sailing ship, and the cnidarian's supposed resemblance to the Portuguese version at full sail.[2] (In other languages it is simply known as the 'Portuguese war-ship' (Dutch: Portugees Oorlogsschip), the 'Portuguese Galley' (German: Portugiesische Galeere), or the 'Portuguese Caravel' (Portuguese: "Caravela Portuguesa").

[edit]Habitat and location

The Portuguese man o' war lives at the surface of the ocean. The gas-filled bladder, or pneumatophore, remains at the surface, while the remainder is submerged.[3] Since the man o' war has no means of propulsion, it is moved by a combination of winds, currents, and tides. Although it can be found anywhere in the open ocean (especially warm water seas), it is most commonly found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Pacific and Indian oceans and in the northern Atlantic Gulf Stream. The man o' war has been found as far north as the Bay of Fundy and the Hebrides.[4]

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bermuda Sea Shell

Bermuda Sea Shell

By AnnooCrochet Designs



This place is seriously inspiring, My Sea Shell fits right in...

Next I think I might try to make a Portuguese Man O War Jelly Fish....Since they are all over the beach today....what do you think?????

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ridged RipplesHandbag Free Pattern

Ridged Ripples Handbag Free Pattern

By AnnooCrochet Designs

I created This Bag with the Modern Independent Woman in mind,  I chose a Burnt Orange Color That will be noticed to make it Sassy, It is large Enough to contain phone, make up bag, books etc  therefore extremely Practical. The Big Wooden handle  are reinforced by the way it is crocheted all along the borders. I thought to add a link to a video tutorial I made for the making of the handles. Once you master it, the possibilities are endless in your bag creating world. oh, and one more thing, This specific yarn I used in this pattern is very affordable, with a great choice of colors.

I will Line This beauty with a trendy fabric and post pics while it is completely done. In the mean time, get to work fellow Crochet artists!!!

You will need


Sugar 'N Cream Yarn: (50520) Earthy Orange  Cotton
Sugar 'N Cream Yarn:(20533) Barnboard Twists
Hook Size: 4:00 mm
Tapestry Needle
Large  Circular style handles, I chose Wooden one, but any Large one will do.

Stitches used:

Ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Fpdc:  Front Post Double crochet Tutorial
Sk: skip

Chain 93,  extra 2ch (that counts as your first dc) do not pay attention to the number of stitches in the pics as it is just to show you how to proceed

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook,

 [in next ch 2dc] twice,

*[ sk ch, dc] 5 times, sk ch, [in next st 2dc] 6 times*, repeat from * to * 4 more times

 ending with 2dc in last ch. turn


Row 2: fpdc all along, turn (94 dc)







Row 3: ch2 (counts as first dc),dc in first dc, [in next st 2dc] twice, [sk ch, dc] 5 times, sk ch, [in next st 2dc] 6 times, sk ch, in next ch 2dc end with 2dc in last ch. turn






Repeat rows 2 and 3 , 13 times.



Creating your rectangle's Frame:


It is time to take care of these ripples and make a straight frame for your handbag to be rectangular, and not squiggly.
Row 1: ch2, 6dc, 3hdc, 6sl st, [3hdc, 5dc, 3hdc, 6sl st ] repeat times






















When you reach the corner, do not fasten off, make 3sc in the corner st, creating a 90 degree angle, and continue to pick up 3 st per row, and sc all along the side of your rectangle.





You will continue in the same way, along all the sides, creating your corners, and straightening your frame.





Row 2-3: Sc  around your rectangle making sure not to forget to make 3sc  in corner stitches of your for corners. Fasten off






Row 3-6:With BarnBoard Color Yarn continue to sc all around, making sure not to forget to make 3sc  in corner stitches of your for corners.

Folding your work in half, wrong side facing you, open side at the top.



With your crochet, and the Barnboard Yarn  sl st along the  left side creating the sides of your handbag. Fasten off





Repeat  sl st border on the ride side



sew in loose tails making sure you sew them in the wrong side of your work.
turn your work to the right side again , place it in front of you, with the opening at the top.






Take your handle, place it centered above the back side of your bag, now the wrong side of the back side of your back should be facing you....following me?



sk the first 5 st of the right  of your handle, you will sc around your handle and the back side of your work.





 Now the next part is tricky, but you need to get it right if you want to have handbags that are stylish and sturdy at the same time. I posted a video tutorial as well, as I am a visual learner, I thought it would be much easier to explain it this way...here is the link:Handbag Handle Crochet Video Tutorial



























Continue until you reach the last five st of your back side, 5sc, continue with 5sc on the other side

Place your work, so the second handle in on the work station , you are working with the back wrong side of  your work facing you.

 Proceed in the same way as your first handle.



when reaching the last 5 st of your row, make 10 sc and  when reaching your first handle, fasten off!!!


Taddaaaaa....sew in the lose tails....and admire your new Handbag!!!
I am going to ask my mother in law to line it for me...I know just enough sewing to be dangerous, and she is amazing at it. Here is a pic of the Fabric I chose.


Please feel free to comment, ask questions, as I am very friendly and love constructive criticism, (as well as just hearing from you all ;-) )


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Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!! 


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