Welcome to the Boucan Stitch, also know as Interlocking Blocks or Grid Stitch. No more cutting off yarn at the end of each row, therefore less tail ends to weave in later.
2 patterns that are worked in horizontal stripes using 3 colours. Pattern No 1 is worked using 3 tr (US:dc) & pattern No 2 is worked using 2 tr (US: dc).
The colour change is at end of each row by dropping the working colour & carrying up & bringing in the new colour in the last 2 loops of last stitch, therefore no need to cut off yarn at each end.
I find this technique neat enough to eliminate edging, but this is a personal choice. If you prefer to edge, there is no reason why you can’t, just remember to keep the same stitch count for each 4 sides.
The Boucan Stitch produces a thick, denser fabric. Work in your own yarn of choice & appropriate hook. This is your project, experiment with colours & yarn & have fun.
The Boucan Stitch patterns are available for purchase in my shop.
This popular crochet project, ideal for gifts & fund raisers or something beautiful for yourself is a practical & adaptable, basic crochet basket that can be made deep or shallow, with or without handles to best suit your storage needs.
Requirements:8 ply yarn in 3 different colours or work with 3 treads of same colour, darning needle to weave in tail ends, scissors, stitch markers
Hook size: 7.00mm
Keep in mind, even though I’ve given yarn & hook requirements, this is your project; work with your own preferred colours & appropriate hook & give your project its own unique result.
The pattern includes:
basic basket pattern
both UK & US terminology written pattern
clear stitch drawings & pattern diagrams (charts) where applicable
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s still time to make some lovely gifts for your family & friends. These colourful, crochet bookmarks work up quickly, are lightweight & ideal for sending in the post. Pop them into a card for your reader family or friends: they’ll be delighted.
Each patterns includes:
written pattern in UK & US terminology
pattern diagram (graph)
Be adventurous & have fun with your colour choices, the brighter the better. I hope you, your family & friends enjoy these 2 free crochet bookmark patterns
Life, as we knew it, has changed for most of us; social distancing, lockdowns & travel restrictions, to name just a few, have placed limits on what we can & can’t do. Here in Qld, Covid-19 hasn’t impacted our health as it has in other states, so we are luckier than most being able to live somewhat normally.
Nevertheless, I for one only go out when I need to, leaving more unnecessary shopping for another time (which hopefully will be sooner rather than later)… Scrap Yarn Crochet has become my go to consolation.
It’s been a while since my last post. Hopefully the Covid lockdown hasn’t been too stressful for anyone & it’s been a somewhat useful time to get those ‘gunna-do-things’ done… Nevertheless, it’s been a difficult time keeping mojos flowing so, it comes with some relief that restrictions are beginning to ease & we can start planning our lives again & resume some social enjoyments.
For me &, I’m sure for many of you also, the past few months have been rather surreal, as though we are all taking part in a B-grade Si-fi movie; certainly interesting times we won’t forget for some time.
There’s always heaps to keep one busy, gardening, reading, re-organising cupboards, wardrobes, workshops & of course cleaning & more cleaning. But these are not activities that can replace our creative motivations.
Being in the more vulnerable ‘senior’ group (although I prefer the term ‘more mature’ group) I’ve been unable to shop for new yarn & have had to rely on my stash. Not really a bad thing as that certainly need thinning out.
So here’s a dazzling, colourful scrap yarn crochet rug (afghan) pattern to cheer the senses. Suitable for beginners yet also an interesting project for the more experienced. Each square measures approx 15.5 cm (6”) x 15.5 cm (6”). Make as many squares as you need depending on your project – a little cot cover, a medium TV knee rug or a king size bedspread
Requirements: for the 6 square x 6 square rug (afghan) I used: scrap yarn from my stash for colours & approx 230 grams for edging & border
Hook size 4.00mm (US G)
Each square measures approx: 15.5 cm (6”) x 15.5 (6”)
Keep in mind, even though I’ve given yarn & hook requirements, this is your project; work with your own preferred colours & appropriate hook