Thursday, November 10, 2005

Monet Afghan





I called this afghan “Monet” because the colors look like an impressionist painting. I suggest making this afghan in any color, either solid or variegated, because the texture of the stitches make it special. The finished afghan measures approximately 46”X66”.

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Monet Afghan
©2005 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude

Each square measures 13” x 13”

Make 12:

Materials: Worsted Weight yarn – (shown in Red Heart "Water Lily")
I used one 6 oz skein for each square (it's important not to start a new skein in the middle of the square because of the patterning of the colors)
And two 8 oz skeins of white for the joining and the border
Size H crochet hook

Row 1: Ch 47, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (46 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in first st, *skip 2 sc, (sc, 2 dc) in next st * across. Sc in last st.

Row 3-33: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in each single crochet across ending with a sc in the last st.

Row 34, sc in each st across. Do not fasten off. Sc evenly around square working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.

Join squares together using a simplified Lattice Technique (origin unknown) as follows:

Rnd 1: With contrasting color join with a sc in any corner, work 2 more sc in same st, work 47 sc on each side and work 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip st.

Rnd 2: Slip st into corner st. Ch1, (sc, ch 4, sc) in same st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next st) around, working (sc, ch 4, sc) in each corner st. Slip st to first sc, fasten off.

Lay the squares out in a 3 by 4 pattern. First join squares together to make three long strips with four squares each. Then join the three strips together to create ghan. Join by making a sc in corner loop, ch 3, sc in corresponding loop on opposite square. Ch 3, sc in next loop of first square, ch 3, sc in corresponding loop of opposite square, and so on back and forth.

Once joined, edge entire afghan by working three rounds of (sc, ch 3) in each loop.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Coffee Cup Cozy


I created this cozy because my local coffee house doesn’t provide the sleeves to protect against the heat. Plus, the coffee always splashes out as I’m driving so I have designed this cozy to button closed and soak up any splashes. Button it open when you are ready to drink. And since it’s cotton just throw it in the wash when needed.

Coffee Cup Cozy
©2005 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude

Materials: Worsted Weight cotton – Size G crochet hook

Change colors at any point to customize your coffee cozy. I have used a variegated contrasted by a solid for the one pictured.

Ch 36, slip st to first chain to form ring (be careful not to twist the chain).

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch and in each chain around. Slip st to beginning st. (36 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in same st, skip 3 sts *4 dc in next st, skip 3 sts* around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (9 fans)

Rnd 3: Slip st in next st and in between the 2nd & 3rd sts of fan (center of fan). Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd & 3rd st of next fan* around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (9 fans)

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st and in between the 2nd & 3rd sts of fan (center of fan). Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd & 3rd st of next fan* twice.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn so that wrong side is facing. Slip st in next st and in between the 2nd & 3rd sts of fan (center of fan). Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd & 3rd st of next fan* twice.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn so that right side is facing. Sc in top of same st. *ch 3, sc in next st* five times. Ch 20, sc in next st. *ch 3, sc in next st* around until you are exactly opposite the ch 20 loop. **to make button** 5 dc in same st, remove hook and insert in top of first dc, pull up loop and ch 1 (pull tight to make bobble “button”). Sc in same st. *ch3 sc in next st* around. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Turn cozy upside down and with right side facing, you will now be working in the back of the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: Join with a sc in any ch. *Ch 1, skip one ch, sc in next ch* around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnds 2 & 3: Slip st into next ch 1 space. Ch 1, sc in same space. *Ch 1, skip one ch, sc in next ch* around. Slip st to beginning sc.
Rnds 4 – 6: Slip st into next ch 1 space. Ch 4, * Dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1* around. Slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 7: Slip st into next ch 1 space. Ch 3, Dc in each st around until directly under the ch 20 at the top. Work bobble button as before. Dc in remaining sts around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 3 *sc in next st, ch 3* around. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Grocery Bag Dispenser


Grocery Bag Dispenser

© 2005 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H (5.00mm)
Two 5” elastic ponytail bands


Rnd 1: Join to stretchy thingie with a slip st. Ch 3, 29 dc around ring. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2 & 3: Ch 3, dc in backloop of each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, *skip one st, sc in next st, ch 3 * around. Slip st to beginning ch 1.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in next ch 3 loop, dc in previous ch 3 loop. *dc in next unworked loop, dc in previous loop * around. Slip st to beginning dc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2,* sc in next st, ch 2 * around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in next ch 2 loop, dc in previous ch 2 loop. *dc in next unworked loop, dc in previous loop * around. Slip st to beginning dc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, working in backloops only, dc in each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 2, * skip one st, sc in next st, ch 2 * around. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnds11: Slip st into loop. Ch 1, sc in same loop. Ch 3, * skip one loop, sc in next loop, ch 3 * around. Create final loop of rnd with ch 1, sc in beginning sc.

Rnds 12-27: Ch 1, sc in same loop. Ch 3, * sc in next loop, ch 3 * around. Create final loop of rnd with ch 1, sc in beginning sc.

Rnd 28: Ch 3, dc in each loop and each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 29: Slip st in each st around. Do not Fasten off.

Ring for Hanging. Work 44 sc around the second elastic band. Slip st to next st on Rnd 29. Fasten off.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Ridgie Ridge Bookmark


Ridgie Ridge Bookmark

Ridgie Ridge
© 2005 Drew Emborsky,
The Crochet Dude

Finished size:
Approximately 7” x 3”

Materials:
Sizes 10 & 20 cotton in contrasting colors

Crochet Hook:
Size 2 (2.25 mm)

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Bpdc – back post double crochet – work dc around the back of the post of the indicated st.
Fpdc – front post double crochet – work dc around the front of the post of the indicated st.

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Holding both strands together:

Row 1: Ch 14, dc in 4th ch from hook, and in each ch across. (12 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, bpdc in next st, skip one st, (dc, ch 1 dc) in next st, skip one st, bpdc in next 2 sts. Skip one st, (dc, ch 1 dc) in next st, skip one st, bpdc in next st. Dc in last st. (10 dc)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, fpdc in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, fpdc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, fpdc in next st. Dc in last st. (10 dc)

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, bpdc in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, bpdc in next 2 sts. Skip one st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, skip one st, bpdc in next st. Dc in last st. (10 dc)

Rows 5-15: Repeat rows 3 & 4. Do not fasten off.

Edging:
Ch 3, dc evenly around entire bookmark. Join with a slip st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Ginkgo Bookmark


Ginkgo Bookmark



Ginkgo
© 2005 Drew Emborsky,
The Crochet Dude

Finished size:
Approximately 7” x 2”

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton

Crochet Hook:
Size 7 (1.65mm)
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Ginkgo Leaves

Row 1: Ch 13, dc in 4th ch from hook. Skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch. Ch 2, skip 4 ch, dc in last two ch. (9 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, dc in next st. 5 dc in next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts. (9 dc)

Rows 3-18 (or until desired length): Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, working down side of bookmark, work sc evenly around entire project. Slip st to beginning sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, *sc in next st, ch 2* around. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off. Block. Starch if desired.

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Once you print out the pattern check out this fantastic site about the Ginkgo:

The Ginkgo Pages

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Sunshine Dishcloth


Sunshine Dishcloth

Finished size: Approximately 9”
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H



Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in loop. Slip st to beginning sc. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. *Skip one st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)* around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (16 dc)

Rnd 3: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. * Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc between 2nd and 3rd st, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space * three times. Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc between 2nd and 3rd st, ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (20 dc)

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. * (Ch 2, dc in next space) twice. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space * three times. (Ch 2, dc in next space) twice. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 5: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 1, 4 sc in same space. Sc around, working one sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch 2 space and 4 sc in each corner space. Slip st to beginning sc. (60 sc)

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st. Ch 3 (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same space, * (skip 1 st, sc in next st, skip 1 st, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next st * around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (96 dc, 16 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st. *Ch 4, sc in next sc* around leaving rays of sunshine on top. (16 ch 4 loops)

Rnd 8: Slip st into next loop. Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each loop around. (64 dc)

Rnd 9: Slip st in next st and into space. Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same space. Sc in each st around, working (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 space. Slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (96 sc)

Thank you to everyone that helped me make this pattern accurate!

James, of Panda Crochet fame has taken this pattern and continued on making it into a 12" afghan square! Thanks James!! Check it out here:

Sunny Skies Squares aka Sunshine Dishcloth All Grown Up




Sunday, April 17, 2005

Pentagon Dishcloth

Pentagon Dishcloth

Pentagon Dishcloth
© 2005 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: Approximately 9”
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton
Crochet Hook, Size H

Special instructions: Treble Cluster (trbcl) – *yo twice, insert hook and pull up yarn, yo and pull through two loops twice* three times, yo and pull through remaining loops.


Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 7, working in ring *trbcl , ch 3, tr, ch 3 * four times. Trbcl, ch 3, slip st to 4th ch of beginning ch 7. (5 trbcl & 5 tr)

Rnd 2: Slip st into space. Ch 1, sc in same space, * ch 5, sc in next space* around. Ch 3, dc to beginning sc. (10 ch 5 loops)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same loop. * Ch 5, (trbcl, ch 3, trbcl) in next loop. Ch 5, sc in next loop * four times. Ch 5, (trbcl, ch 3, trbcl) in next loop. Ch 2, dc in beginning sc. (10 trbcl)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same loop. (Ch 5, sc in next loop) twice. * Ch 5 sc in same loop. (Ch 5, sc in next loop) three times * four times. Ch 5 sc in same loop. Ch 2, dc in beginning sc. (20 ch 5 loops)

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same loop. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each loop around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (80 dc)

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st and into ch 2 space. Ch 3 (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each space around. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (80 dc) Fasten off.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Groovy Loops



Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops
© 2004 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: 12 inch square
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size H

Note: When crocheting rounds 3, 6, 9, and 12, keep all un-worked ch-10 groovy loops on top.

Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st; ch 4, sc in same st; * ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in next st; ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in same st;* 3 times. Ch 10, sc in next st; ch 4, sc in next st; ch 10, slip st in top of beginning sc. (8 ch-10 groovy loops; 8 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 3: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, *ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop * 3 times. Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop. Ch 2, Slip st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Slip st in next st. Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; dc in beginning corner; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (40 dc)

Rnd 5: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 5 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 4 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (24 ch-10 groovy loops; 24 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 6: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 4 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 4 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st.. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (72 dc)

Rnd 8: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 7 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 7 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (40 ch-10 groovy loops; 40 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 9: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 9 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 9 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next st.. * 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in next st. * 3 times. 2 dc in each ch 2 space across; dc in next st; slip st to top of beginning ch 3. (106 dc).

Rnd 11: Slip st into corner space, ch 1, sc in same space ch 4, sc in same space; † *ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 13 times; ch 10, sc in corner st; ch 4 sc in same st. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. Ch 10 sc in next st; ch 4 sc in next st* 13 times; ch 10, slip st to beginning sc. (56 ch-10 groovy loops; 56 ch-4 groovy loops)

Rnd 12: Slip st into corner ch 4 loop. Ch 1, 3 sc in corner loop, † * ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop.* 9 times. Ch 2, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop. † Repeat from † to † 3 times. * Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 loop * 9 times. Ch 2, slip st to top of first sc. Fasten off.


Cat Tracks


Cat Tracks


Cat Tracks
© 2004 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude

Finished size: 12 inches
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size H (or hook of choice, just add or delete
rows to reach 12 inches)


Rnd 1: Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you; working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 2 dc, 3sc in next dc* 3 times; sc in next 2 dc, 1 sc in beginning corner; slip st to top of first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch5, turn so that right side is facing you; working in back loops only, 2 tr in same st, *tr in each st across; (2 tr, ch1, tr, ch1, 2tr) in corner st* 3 times; tr across; 2 tr in first corner, ch1, sl stitch to 4th ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnd 4: Ch1, turn so that wrong side is facing you, working in front loops only, 2 sc in same st, *sc across including in the front loop of each ch1 , 3 sc in corner st* 3 times, sc across including in the front loop of the ch1 spaces, sc in first corner, slip st to first sc.

Repeat round 3 and 4 until square is 12 inches, ending with round 4. Depending on your gauge and the actual thickness of yarn, at the end you may need to add a row or two of sc to reach 12 inches.

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