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Granny Hexagon Pattern – Blog Hop Crochet Along

I am so excited to share with you my hexagon pattern for the Blog Hop Crochet Along! I have loved working on this project and I am so, so excited I was asked to join!Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 3.18.00 PMAlso, a huge thank you to KnitPicks who so kindly sponsored the Crochet Along and is giving one of you the chance to win a $50 KnitPicks gift card!

Materials

  • KnitPicks Brava worsted weight
  • 6.0mm crochet hook

Stitches

  • slst – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet two together
  • dc3tog – double crochet three together

Before you begin, ch 5 and slst in first ch to create ring. You will work out of this ring for the first round.

Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), work 11 do in ring, join with slst in 3rd chain of beginning ch3, fasten off (12 dc total)DSC_0266

Round 2: join new color in any double crochet, sc in same stitch, ch3, skip dc, *sc in next dc, ch3, skip one dc* repeat between ** 4 more times, join with slst in first dc, fasten off (6 ch3 spaces)DSC_0269

Round 3: join new color in any ch3 space, ch2 (counts as first half of first dc2tog), dc, ch2, dc2tog, ch1. In next ch3 space, *dc2tog, ch2, dc2tog, ch1* repeat between ** 4 more times, slst in top of first dc2tog, fasten off.DSC_0278

Round 4: join new color in any dc2tog, sc in same stitch, *sc in next dc2tog, ch3* repeat between ** 10 more times, join with slst in first dc, fasten off (12 ch3 spaces)DSC_0282Round 5: join new color in any ch3 space, ch2 (counts as first dc of dc3tog), dc2tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch 1, in next ch3 space dc3tog, ch1, in next space work *dc3tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch1, next ch3 space, dc3tog, ch1* repeat between ** 4 more times, join with slst in first dc3tog, fasten offDSC_0290

Round 6: join new color in ch2 space, ch2, dc2tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch1, in next ch1 space dc3tog, ch1, next ch1 space dc3tog, ch1, in next ch2 space, *dc3tog, ch1, dc3tog, ch1, next ch1 space dc3tog, ch1, next ch1 space, dc3tog, ch 1* repeat between ** 4 more times, join with slst in beginning dc3tog, fasten off.DSC_0293

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! And don’t forget to check out the hexagons of the other wonderful bloggers in the Blog Hop Crochet Along!

Lacy Crochet Flower Tutorial

Today I have a lacy crochet flower tutorial to share with you! I love making little flowers, and love the lacy center in these! They are really quick and fun to make, so you will soon be surrounded by a pretty pile of flowers! IMG_0490.JPGRound 1

1. Begin with a magic ring. Work 12 sc in circle. Here is a great tutorial for making a magic ring.

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Round 2

2. Chain 3, skip next dc. Slip stitch in next dc to form little loop. Continue until you reach last ch3DSC_9562DSC_9565

3. For the last chain 3, you will instead work one chain and the connect to the beginning ch with a double crochet (the starred stitch in the picture below). This allows you to have your hook in the right position for the next round. DSC_9569_FotorDSC_9572

 

Round 3

4. Chain 4, slip stitch in ch3 space from previous round. DSC_9583 DSC_95885. Continue until you reach the last ch3 space, join with slips stitch in dc from previous round.DSC_9594 DSC_9597Round 4

6. Ch4 (counts as first dc, ch2), dc in same stitchDSC_9601 DSC_96037. Ch1, sc in ch4 space, ch1DSC_96088. Work dc, ch2, dc in slip stitch between ch4 spaces of previous round. Ch1, sc in ch4 space, ch1DSC_9615 DSC_96169. Repeat step 8 three more times. Join with slip stitch in second ch of beginning ch4. DSC_9620 DSC_9623Round 4

10. Slip stitch into ch2 space. Ch2 (counts as first dc), dc, ch2, 2dc in same ch2 space. DSC_962711. ch1, sc in sc from previous round, ch1DSC_962912. In next ch2 space, work 2dc, ch2, 2dc. Ch1, sc in sc from previous round, ch1DSC_963113. Repeat step 12 four more times, join with slip stitch in 2nd chain of beginning ch1DSC_9639Round 5

14. Ch2, work 4 dc in same ch2 spaceDSC_964115. ch2, slip stitch in sc from previous round, ch2DSC_964416. Work 5 dc in next ch2 space from previous round. Ch2, slip stitch in sc from previous round, ch2DSC_964617. Repeat step 16 four times, join with slip stitch in 2nd chain of beginning ch2DSC_9650 DSC_9657It’s also really easy to change the color in these flowers. I just fastened off after the third round and joined with a new color.IMG_0493.JPGThere are so many things you can do with these little flowers! I love using little flowers as coasters. I also love making long flower garlands. All you have to do is chain your flowers together. They are great decorations and make great gifts!

I hope you like this tutorial! I would love to see any little lacy flowers you make! You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more updates!

 

Crochet V-Stitch Scarf!

DSC_9115Today I am sharing with you the pattern to this crochet v-stich scarf! There are so many different ways you can make this, but I love extra long infinity scarves that you can loop around a couple of times. This one is really simple, and works up pretty fast, and is super easy to customize however you want it!

1. To begin, make a chain that is a multiple of 3, plus 2. DSC_90602. Skip the first 3 chains (counts as first double crochet), and double crochet in 4th chain from hook. DSC_9063_FotorDSC_90643. Skip 2 chain stitches. Double crochet, ch1, double crochet in next ch stitch. DSC_90674. Skip 2 chain stitches. Double crochet, ch1, double crochet in next stitchDSC_90715. Continue steps 3 and 4 until you get to the final 4 chain stitches.DSC_9074Skip 2 chains, and work one double crochet in each of the last two chain stitches. DSC_9078DSC_90816. Ch 3 (counts as first double crochet of the next row) and turnDSC_9084_Fotor7. Double crochet in the second double crochet of previous round. I marked it with a star in the previous picture. Now you will be working out of the ch1 spaces from the previous round. In the first ch1 space, work double crochet, ch1, double crochet. DSC_90938. Continue working a double crochet, ch1, double crochet in the remaining ch1 spaces from the previous round. DSC_90969. When you reach the end, you will have a double crochet, and the beginning chain3 front the previous row and you will work a double crochet in each.

DSC_9097So each row will begin with two double crochets and end with two double crochets. Keep repeating steps 6-9 until it is as long as you like!DSC_9101DSC_9104I made mine with a 7 mm hooks from KnitPicks. I like the stitches looser and using a bigger hook made it go a little faster. DSC_9121The first one I made was solid gray and made from Caron Simply Soft and I used about two and a half skeins.. I loved the way it turned out! It is long enough to wrap around twice and is actually really warm. DSC_9105The navy, cream and gray color block scarf was made using Hobby Lobby’s Soft Secret yarn. I really liked the colors of the yarn, but I don’t know if I would use it again for this scarf. I feel like it stretches a little more than I would like, and it splits a lot while I worked.

There are so many different color combinations you can use. I started making a striped one, but haven’t finished it yet. Changing colors took more time than I realized and I got a little burnt out. But, I think it is really pretty, and plan on finishing it soon!DSC_8715I hope that this is easy to follow! If you have any questions, pleas let me know! And, as usual, if you make anything with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can follow me on Instagram at @lizzie_bella_ and on Twitter @lizziebellablog!

 

7 Petal Flower Tutorial!!

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Happy Friday everyone! I am back today with a new flower tutorial! This is a flat, 7 petal flower that is easy to make and is a really cute decoration!

Round 1

You will start this flower with a magic ring. If you’ve never done it before, here is a great tutorial!

1. Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet) then work 13 more double crochets in magic ring (14 total dc)

DSC_80652. Pull tail to close ring, join in 3rd chain of beginning chain 3

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DSC_8070Round 2

3. Chain 5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), double crochet in same stitch

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DSC_80784. Skip next double crochet and work dc, ch2, dc  in the following double crochet

DSC_80815. Continue dc, ch2, dc in every other dc from previous round. In the picture below, you will work dc, ch2, dc in each of the starred stitches.  You should have 7 ch2 spaces

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DSC_80826. Finish round 2 with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning ch5

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7. Slip stitch so you’re ready to work out of the ch2 space

DSC_80928. Chain 3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch2, 2dc in same ch2 space

DSC_8095 DSC_81009. Next, you will work a half double crochet (hdc) between the next two double crochets

DSC_810310. In next ch2 space *2dc, ch2, 2dc, hdc between next 2 double crochets*

DSC_810611. Repeat between ** 5 more times. To finish round 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3

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12. In the same stitch you just joined in, work a single crochet

DSC_811713. In ch2 space, work 5 dc

DSC_812914. The next couple steps may be a little confusing, so hopefully the picture below will make it a little clearer! You will skip the first dc and sc in the second dc. Then, skip the hdc and sc in the next dc. So basically, you will sc in the stitches with stars on them in the picture below!

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DSC_8130 DSC_813315. Repeat steps 13 and 14 for the rest of round 4. Slip stitch in the first sc to finish

DSC_8144Done!!

DSC_8147You can easily make this a 6 or 8 petal flower! All you have to do is change the number of double crochets in the very first round then follow the rest of the pattern as usual! To make a 6 petal flower, use 12 double crochets and to make an 8 petal flower, use 16 double crochets.

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 3.09.29 PMI love using these flowers as coasters!

FlowersI made these with Lily’s Sugar and Cream cotton and a 5.00mm hook.  They are large enough for most cups and are really good at absorbing water!

20140801-105938-39578477.jpgAs usual, if you make any little flowers, I’d love to see them!

 

Picot Mandala Tutorial!

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I’m really excited about this new mandala! This mandala is a bit smaller than the other ones I’ve made, but I really love it. This one measures only about 5 1/2 inches. I used KnitPicks Dishie Yarn in Swan, Creme Brûlée and Conch, and I LOVE the colors!

Round 1

To begin, chain 4 and slip stitch in beginning chain to form a ring.

1. Chain 3 (counts as first dc) and work 11 more dc in ring

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2. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beginning chain 3. Fasten off to change colors.

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Round 2

3. Join new color between any two dc. Chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch1)

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4. Work a dc, ch1 between every dc of previous round.

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5. Slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3 to finish round 2, fasten off

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Round 3

6. Join new color in any dc, work sc in same stitch, ch2

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7. In each dc of previous round work sc, ch2

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8. Slip stitch in beginning sc, fasten off

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Round4

9. Join new color in any sc, ch3 (counts as first dc)

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10. Next we are going to make a long double crochet. It is just like a normal dc, but instead of going in to the ch2 space from round 3, you will go in to the ch1 space of round 2 (I marked it with a star in the next picture) so it makes a long stitch

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11. Work regular dc in dc of previous round

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12. Continue alternating long dc and normal dc, ending with a long dc. Join with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beginning ch3, fasten off

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Round 5

13. Join new color in any dc, ch 3 (counts as first dc)

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14. Work another dc in same stitch

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15. 1 dc in the next stitch

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16. Work 2dc in next stitch, and 1dc in the following

17. Repeat step 16 until back at beginning; slip stitch 3rd chain of beginning chain 3, fasten off

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Round 6

18. Join new color between any 2 dc, ch 4 (counts as 1dc, ch1)

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19. Work dc between next two dc of previous round, ch1

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20.  Continue working dc, ch1 between each remaining dc

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21. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3, fasten off

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Round 7

22. Join new color in any dc, work sc, ch1 in same stitch

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23. sc, ch1 in each of the remaining dc

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24. Join with slip stitch in first sc, fasten off

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Round 8

25. Join new color in any sc, ch3 (counts as first dc)

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26. We are now going to make a long dc just like in round 4; work this just like a normal dc, but insert your hook in the ch1 space from round 6

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27. Make a regular dc in the next sc from the previous round, and another long dc in the following ch1 space from round 6.

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28. Continue step 27 for the rest of this round

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29.  Join with slip stitch in 3rd ch of beginning ch3, fasten off

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Round 9

30. Join new color in any long dc, sc in same stitch

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31. sc in next regular dc

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32. In the next long dc stitch, we are going to make a picot. In the same long dc stitch, sc, ch3, sc

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33. 1sc in each of the next 3dc

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34. In the next long dc, repeat step 32 and make another picot

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35. This can seem a little confusing, but basically, you are making in a picot in every other long dc of round 8, and working sc in the others. You should end with a sc and join with a slip stitch in the first sc

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And you’re done!!

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I made a couple more with different yarn and hooks to show the difference. The size didn’t change too much, but with an even thicker yarn and hook, I’m sure you could make it bigger!

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The one on the far left was made with Cascade Ultra Pima Fine yarn and I used a 4.0mm hook. It is about 4.5 inches.  The one on the far right was made with a medium weight cotton yarn (I’m sorry I can’t remember the exact kind) and a 4.5mm hook and is about 6 inches.

I hope these instructions were clear enough! Please let me know if you have anything doesn’t make sense! As always, I’d love to see any you make!

Spiky Mandala Tutorial!

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I guess you probably noticed that I’ve become a little obsessed with mandalas. I see why so many people love making them! So, I’m super excited to share another mandala tutorial with you! This one’s pretty simple, but I love it! It looks great with a bunch of different colors, and is completely customizable.

To begin, chain 5 and join with slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring. The first round will be worked out of it.

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Round 1:

1. Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 11 more dc in ring

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2. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3. Fasten off and weave in ends

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Round 2:

3. Join new color between any two double crochet stitches

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4. Work sc in same space, chain 1

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5. Work sc, ch1 between each dc of previous round

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6. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 3:

7. Join new color in any ch1 space

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8. Chain 3 (counts as 1dc), dc in same ch1 space, ch1

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9. Work 2dc, ch1 in each of the remaining ch1 spaces of the previous round

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10. Join in 3rd chain of beginning ch3. Fasten off

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Round 4:

11. Join new color in any ch1 space. Work sc in same space, ch1

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12. Work sc between the next 2dc, ch1

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13.  Continue working sc, ch1 in each ch1 space and between the dc of previous round

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14. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 5:

15. Join new color in any ch1 space, ch 4 (counts as 1dc and 1ch)

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16. Work dc in next ch1 space, ch1

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17. Continue working dc, ch1 in each ch1 space of the previous round

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18. Join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch4. Fasten off

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Round 6:

19. Join new color in any ch1 space. Work 2sc in same space, ch1

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20. Work 2sc, ch1 in each of the ch1 space of the previous round

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21. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 7:

22. Join new color in any ch1 space, work sc in same ch1 space, ch3

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23. Skip the next two sc, sc in the next ch1 space of previous round, ch3

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24. Continue working sc, ch3 in each ch1 space of precious round

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25. Join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten off

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Round 8:

26. Join new color in any ch3 space, ch5 (counts as 1dc, 2ch)

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27. Work dc in same ch3 space, ch1

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28. In next ch3 space, *dc, ch2, dc, ch1*

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29. Repeat between ** in each ch3 space of previous round

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30. Join with slip stitch in 3rd ch first ch3. Fasten off

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Round 9:

31. Join new color in any ch1 space, ch5 (counts as 1dc, ch2)

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32. Work dc in same ch1 space, ch2

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33. In next ch1 space, work *dc, ch2, dc, ch2*

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34. Repeat between ** in each ch1 space of previous round. Join with slip stitch in 3rd ch of first ch5. Fasten off

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Round 10 :

36. Join in any ch2 space between 2dc, ch3

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37. Work 4 more dc in same ch2 space, sc in next ch2 space

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38. In next ch2 space, work 5dc, sc in next ch2 space

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39. Continue step 38 for the rest of the round

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40. Finish with a slip stitch in 3rd ch of first ch3. Fasten off

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And you’re done!

I hope this tutorial is easy to follow! I loved seeing some of the  mandalas you made with the other tutorial! (you can find it here if you missed it!) I’d love to see any more that you make! Please share your pictures with me on Instagram or leave your link in the comments below!

 

Mandala Tutorial!

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I was finally able to take the pictures for this mandala tutorial, and I’m so excited about it! I don’t really know if this is technically a mandala or a doily, or if it even matters, but I love the way they look!

I made my first mandala a few weeks ago, and I thought it was so fun! I love that they are so quick to make and each one can be so unique!

For these mandalas I used my new  yarn from Knit Picks.  I used the Shine Worsted yarn for the first mandalas I made and loved the way they looked.  I only had 3 colors, so of course I had to buy more.  My yarn buying problem is real.

Yarn

For this mandala, I used the colors Blush, Cosmopolitan, Clementine and Dandelion and a 3.5mm hook.

To begin, chain 5 and join to form a ring.

RingRound 1:

1. In ring, Ch3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc (12 total dc)

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2. To join, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3

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Round 2:

3. Ch3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same stitch

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4. Work 2dc in each stitch of round 1. To join, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning ch3. (24 total dc)

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Round 3:

5. Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in same stitch.

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6. In next stitch, work 1dc.

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7. Work 2 dc in the next stitch, followed by 1dc in the next

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8.  Continue this pattern for the rest of round 3. (36 total dc)

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Round 4: This round will be worked in single crochets.

9. Ch1 (does not count as single crochet), 2sc in same stitch. 1 sc in each of the next 2dc.

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10. Work 2sc in next dc, followed by 1sc in each of the next 2dc. Continue this pattern for the rest of round 4.

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11. To end, slip stitch in the first sc of this round.

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Now we’re ready to switch colors! Go ahead and cut your yarn, leaving a tail to weave in, and fasten off.

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Round 5:

12. Join your next color yarn in any sc with a slip stitch.

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13.  Ch5 (counts as first dc plus ch2)

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14. Work 1dc into the same stitch and ch1

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15.  Skip 2 sc from previous round.  In next sc, work *dc, ch2, dc, ch1*

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16. Repeat between ** all the way around the circle

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16. Finish this round with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the first ch5.

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Round 6:

17. Slip stitch into first ch2 space of the previous round and repeat steps 13 through 16.

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We are ready to change colors, so cut your yarn, again leaving a tail to weave in, and fasten off!

Round 7:

18. Add new color with a slip stitch into any ch2 space.

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19. Ch3, dc in same ch2 space

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20. In the same ch2 space, ch2, 2dc, ch2

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21. In next ch2 space, *2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2*

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22. Repeat between ** in each of the remaining ch2 spaces.

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23. Join with slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the first ch3. Slip stitch in the next dc and in the ch2 space, so you’re ready to work out of that space for the next round.

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Round 8:

24. Repeat steps 19 through 23

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Round 9:

25. In first ch2 space, ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc, ch 1

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26. Slip stitch in the ch1 space from the previous round and ch1

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27. In next ch2 space, *2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch1. Slip stitch in ch1 of previous round, ch1*

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28.  Repeat between ** in the remaining spaces.

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29.  To finish this round, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beginning ch3 and fasten off.

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We are now ready to start our last color!

Round 10:

30. Join new color with slip stitch in any of the ch2 spaces

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31. Ch3 (counts as first dc)

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32. In same ch2 space, work 4 more dc (5 total dc), ch2

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33. Slip stitch in the slip stitch from the previous round and ch2

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34. In next ch2 space, *work 5 dc, ch2, slip stitch in slip stitch from previous round, ch2*

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35. Repeat between ** in each remaining space

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36. To finish, slip stitch in 3rd chain of first chain 3.  Fasten off and you’re done!

Finished

Not too hard, right? If your mandala ends up curling a little around the edges, there’s an easy fix! All you have to do is iron it a bit and it will lie flat.  I use a thin towel between my iron and the mandala, and set the iron so there’s a lot of steam.  I also let it cool off all the way before I move it. If you want your doily or mandala to be a little stiffer, you can spray it with starch before you iron.  I like using the spray starch because it does stiffen it a little, but doesn’t make it hard or crunchy.

These mandalas are also easily customized! You can use whatever color combination you like, and switch colors wherever you want! They even look great in just one color!

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It’s simple to change the size by just changing yarn weight and hook size. These two were made using Cascade’s Ultra Pima fine yarn.  I used a 3.5mm hook for the pink one and a 4.5mm hook for the grey one.

I hope this tutorial is helpful! I loved making it, and would love to see any mandalas that you make!

Granny Square Heart Tutorial!

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With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, I thought it would be fun to post a quick heart tutorial! This heart is pretty easy and fast; the first two rounds of this heart are just a simple granny square!

To start, chain 5 and join to form a ring.

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Round 1:

1. Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ring

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2. *ch.2, 3dc in ring*

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3. Repeat between ** 2 more times.

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4. To end, ch2 and slip stitch it top of beginning ch3

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5. slip stitch across to ch2 space.

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Round 2 

6. Ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ch2 space

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7. ch2, 3 more dc in ch2 space, ch1

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8. *3dc, ch2, 3dc in next corner space, ch1*

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9. Repeat between ** 2 more times in the corner spaces

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10. To end round 2, slip stitch in the third ch of the beginning ch3.

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11. To get to the right place for the next round, slip stitch in the next two dc, in each of the two corner chain stitches and in the first dc of the next dc group.

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Round 3:

12. Now we’re going to start making the little bumps of the heart! Start with two tr in the ch1 space of the previous round and ch1.

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13. To finish this hump, work 2tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1 in the same ch1 space.

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14.  Slip stitch in the last dc on the same side to finish the bump, then slip stitch in each of the corner chains and the first dc of the next group.

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15. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to make your second bump. Slip stitch in the last dc on the same side.

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16.  Like before, we need to slip stitch to get to the next ch1 space.

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Round 4

17. Ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ch1 space, ch1

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18. In bottom corner space, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch1

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19. 3dc in next ch1 space

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20. In the next corner space, work 2dc.  In the little space before the tr, work one more dc, ch1

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21. 3dc in next 2 ch1 spaces4p6

22. In the ch1 space after the third tr of the previous round, work 2sc

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23.  Slip stitch in the corner ch2 from the previous round.

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24. Work 2sc in the space before the next tr.

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25. In next ch1 space, 3dc, ch1.  Repeat in next ch1 space.

4p10

4p10p226. In the space after the last tr, work 1dc.

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27. In the corner ch2 space, work 2 more dc

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28. To finish, slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning ch3.

Finish

And there you have it!  A granny square heart!

Heart

There are so many things you can do with this heart! Tomorrow I’ll share with you a few ideas I have for Valentine’s Day decorations and gift wrap!

Little Flower Tutorial!

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I really love making flowers.  There are so many things you can do with them!  I love using them as coasters, or connecting them into long garlands.  We have a ton floating around the house, and my little cousins love collecting them every time they’re over. These little guys are easy to make and are definitely addicting!

To start, chain 5 then slip stitch in first chain to form a ring. You will work out of this ring for the first round.

Ring

Round 1: Ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), then dc in ring.

Step 1

ch2, *dc, ch1, dc, ch2*

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Repeat between ** 4 more times until you have 6 ch2 spaces

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To finish round, sl st in the 3rd ch of the first ch4.

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Round 2:  Sl st across so you’re ready to work out of the first ch2 space

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Step 2 p1

In the first ch2 space, (ch3 (counts as first dc), dc, ch2, 2dc), then sl st in ch1 space of previous round

Step 2 p3

*(2 dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 space, sl stitch ch 1 space of previous round* You can start to see the petals forming in this round!

Step 2 p4

Repeat ** 4 more times until you have 6 petals

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To finish round 2, sl st to top of first ch3

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You can end here for a smaller, pointier flower, or continue with round 3 for a bigger one!

Round 3: 

sl st across until you’re in first ch2 space

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ch3 (counts as first dc), 4dc in ch2 space

step 3 p1

ch1 then sl st in sl st from previous round

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*ch1, 5 dc in ch2 space, ch1, sl st in sl st of previous round*

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Repeat between ** 4 more times

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Finish flower with ch1 and slst in top of first ch3

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And you’re done! They’re really simple and really cute!

DONE

If you end after round 2, you’ll have smaller flowers like these below!

small

You can also easily adjust the size of your flower just by changing hook size.  Each of the flowers below were made with the same yarn and pattern, but with different hooks.

Three sizes go right

This is my first attempt at a tutorial and it was really fun to make!  I hope everything is clear enough, but if you have any questions, please let me know!