Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crochet and Food Blog update

Hi, its been a while since my last post. Did anyone make a Tropical Shawl?... :-)

I've just finished a white Breezy Shrug and currently working on a new shawl design. I can't wait to finish my first sample shawl using the new technique I recently "discovered".
I also prepared a free pattern with tutorial to crochet a kitchen towel topper... coming very soon.

Meanwhile, I have a new entry about pineapples on my food blog, in case anyone's interested ;)

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Tropical Flower Pin - free crochet pattern

Another crocheted flower design I came up with.
Tropical Shawl I recently made, inspired the creation of this Tropical Flower Pin. This was fun to make! Now you can enjoy it as well :)

Tropical Flower Pin
by Mimi Alelis, © 2010

(pattern and photos are not to be copied, distributed or used elsewhere)

Materials: Red Heart Yarn (or any worsted weight acrylic), small amounts yellow and purple
Hook: 4mm; 3mm or 3.5mm
Other Notions: Sewing Needle, Safety pin

With yellow and 4mm hook, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work in ring (3 sc, ch 3) 5 times. Sl st on 1st sc to join. Fasten off yellow.

Rnd 2: Attach purple on 1st sc, ch 3 (counts as dc), *skip next sc, dc in next sc, (dc, 7 tr, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, repeat from * around. Join on top of beg ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Flower center
With smaller hook and yellow yarn, ch 3. 11 dc in 1st ch, join on top of beg ch 3 (or, 11 dc in magic ring). Fasten off leaving 10 inches for sewing. With wrong side out, stuff the center with small amount of scrap yarn, sew up the edge of the stitches while gathering it to close. Pull tightly and secure with a few more stitches. Sew to center of flower and sew a safety pin at the back.

Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons. - Kahlil Gibran