Hi everyone. This is my first post. I have never done a blog before, but seen them and thought they were neat, but I never really had anything to post about. I'm on ravelry, so all my projects are there, so a blog seemed like too much work to just keep track of my projects, BUT yesterday I had some inspiration. I was going through all my emails from yahoo crochet groups that I belong to and read a question about a coaster pattern for a wine glass. So I thought, why can't I do this?? It seems easy enough. I have designed a pumpkin hat before, but thats it. And although I thought it was adorable, I still didn't think I could design anything else. But I gave it a try and it was quick and easy and pretty nice I think. So....heres my first design entry for my blog!
by Melanie Blake
Bernat Softee Baby sport weight yarn, small amount white
Size G (4.5mm) hook
V-st: [dc, ch1, dc] in stitch indicated
Ch 4, join with sl st to 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3(counts as first dc and ch 1 throughout), dc. V-st 5 times around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 3. (6 V-st)
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch 1 sp. Ch 3, dc in same sp. Dc in sp between next 2 dc. [V-st in next V- st, dc in sp between next 2 dc] around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 3. (6 V-st and 6 dc)
Rnd 3: Sl st in ch 1 sp. Ch 3, dc in same sp. Sk next dc, V-st in next dc. [Sk next dc, V- st in next V-st, sk next dc, V-st in next dc] around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 3. (12 V-st)
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2. (12 V-st and 12 dc). Fasten off.
Top Pieces (make 2)
Ch 3, join with sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc. V-st 2 times. (3 V-st)
Row 2: Ch 3, turn. [V-st in next V-st, dc between next 2 dc] 2 times. V- st in next V-st. Dc in last st. (3 V-st, 3 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3, turn. V-st in next V-st. [Sk next dc, V-st in next dc, sk next dc, V-st in next V-st] 2 times. Dc in last st. (5 V-st and 2 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next dc. [V-st in next V-st, dc between next 2 dc] 5 times. Dc in last st. (5 V-st and 7 dc)
Holding all pieces with wrong sides together and both top pieces forming a circle, making sure to match stitches, and working through all loops, [sc, ch 3] in each st and ch sp around. Begin at the top going through all 3 pieces with a sc in matching sts, ch 3, then continue working through remaining top piece and bottom piece until both top pieces meet again half way through, then repeat this.
Well, thats it! I hope you like it. Now I have inspiration to do more things! I'm thinking of a Valentines hat for a little girl. I'm going to get working on it!
Free PDF version available now here!!