Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Crochet School - Learn to Crochet

Have you wanted to learn to crochet but didn't have anyone to show you? I ran across this wonderful crochet tutorial and wanted to share (click on the link below). You can go at your own pace - there are videos you can pause, rewind, watch again - as many times as you need in order to master the craft.  She even explains the hooks and different types of yarn. I would have LOVED to find this type of tutorial when I first learned to crochet, but the internet wasn't even around then! ;o)  Enjoy!  


Friday, January 20, 2012



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then "LIKE" my page (or become a fan).

When there are 100 fans or "likes", I will draw from all the members and one will win the beautiful handcrafted scarf pictured below. It is a lovely scarf, very fluid and LONG! It measures (unstretched) just 2" under 10 FEET. PLENTY of room to wrap it around for a warm cowl or leave it long and flowing.

Please tell all your friends, the faster we reach 100 fans, the faster we will give away the scarf!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I designed this pattern a few years ago to adorn a hat for Gracie. My pink Peonies were blooming in the garden and I wanted to recreate them somehow for decoration. It is a bit abstract so I suppose this is my "interpretation" of a Peony - in crochet!

Enjoy the flower and please share with me how you used it. But please remember this is a pattern I'm offering free for your enjoyment, please respect the copyright and do NOT sell or re-distribute this pattern in any way. Thank you!

Vintage Peony Flower Crochet Pattern
Face/Bath puff Tawashi, Hat Adornment, Brooch

Copyright PrincessGraceDesigns 2007

Yarn used: Worsted Weight Cotton, small amounts of 2 different colors
Hook: G

Experiment with different weights of yarn and hooks to get the look you want! I have used small thread all the way up to bulky yarn. Cotton yarn makes a nice face/bath puff or dish scrubber! Attach to hats or scarves, glue on a pin back for use as a brooch, add a chain loop for hanging and use for a dish scrubber or face/bath puff.

Chain 5, join to form a ring.
Work 10 sc into the ring, join with sl st to first sc.
*Chain 5, skip first sc, sc in next sc*, repeat around. (5 Ch-5 spaces)

Large Outer Petals:
Row 1 - Slip stitch into 1st ch-5 sp, work 9 TR in ch-5 sp, ch 4, turn.

Row 2 - Work 1 tr in each tr across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3 - Sc in same st, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, 3 dc in next, skip 2 st, sc in top of turning chain. Ch 4, slip st in top of last TR on Row 1 below, ch 4, sl st ihn NEXT ch-5 space of beginning.

Repeat rows 1 thru 3 for large petal 4 more times. (5 petals total).

Small Inner Petals:

Now work in remaining UNworked sc’s of the beginning ring.

Row 1 - Slip st into next unworked sc, *ch 5, sl st in same sc, ch 5, sl st in NEXT unworked sc.* Repeat * around, slip st to 1st sl st. (10 ch-5 spaces)

Row 2 - Ch 4, *work 9 TR into ch-5 sp. Ch 4, sl st into next ch-5 sp. Repeat * around, sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (10 small petals)