Monday, 21 February 2011

Free Hoopla Pattern #2



Five Minute Flowers


 
A 10mm hook is recommended – move up to a larger size if your work is too solid or stiff
You will need much less than 1 bobbin of Hoopla yarn in a colour of your choice.


In order to complete this project you will need to know how to create the following stitches:


Chain stitch (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Treble crochet (tr)
Double treble crochet (dtr)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Magic Circle (MC)


FLOWER 1 – CURVED PETALS
Foundation:     
  1. ch5
  2. Join with ss to form ring
Round 1:        
  1. ch1
  2. 10dc into ring
  3. Join with ss
Round 2:        
  1. all in same st - ch3, tr, dtr, tr, ch3
  2. dc in next dc
  3. all in same st - 1dc, ch2, tr, dtr, tr, ch2, 1dc
  4. dc in next dc
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 three more times
  6. Join with ss and finish off


FLOWER 2 – FLAT PETALS
Foundation:     
  1. ch5
  2. Join with ss to form ring


Round 1:        
  1. ch1
  2. 10dc into ring
  3. Join with ss
Round 2:        
  1. all in same st - ch3, 3tr, ch3
  2. dc in next dc
  3. all in same st - 1 dc, ch2, 3tr, ch2, 1dc
  4. dc in next dc
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 three more times
  6. Join with ss and finish off




FLOWER 3 – POINTED PETALS
Foundation:     
  1. ch5
  2. Join with ss to form ring
Round 1:        
  1. ch1
  2. 10 dc into ring
  3. Join with ss
Round 2:        
  1. all in same st - ch4, dtr, ttr
  2. ch6
  3. dc in each of next 2dc
  4. all in same st - ch3, dtr, ttr
  5. ch6
  6. dc in each of next 2dc
  7. Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 three more times
  8. Join with ss and finish off

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Free Hoopla Yarn Patterns


I am having such a good response to these beginners and super-easy style patterns for Hoopla that my email is smoking.  To make things easier I'm going to get them all on line.  Enjoy!
Bag for Life - A very easy bag pattern
A 10mm hook is recommended – move up to a larger size if your work is too solid or stiff
You will need 1 bobbin of Hoopla yarn in a colour of your choice.



In order to complete this project you will need to know how to create the following stitches:


Chain stitch (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Treble crochet (tr)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Magic Circle (MC)




The Base
  1. Start with EITHER 4 ch joined with a sl st to form a ring OR a MC
  2. Round 1: ch 1, make 7 dc into your ring or circle,
  3. join with sl st to first ch
  4. Round 2: ch 1, 1dc in same st,
  5. 2dc in each st round,
  6. join with sl st to first ch
  7. Round 3: ch 1,
  8. 2dc in next st, 1dc in following st
  9. Repeat step 8 round and join with sl st to first ch
  10. Round 4: ch1, 1 dc in same st,
  11. 1 dc in each of next 2 st, 2dc in next st
  12. Repeat step 11 round
  13. Join with sl st in first ch
  14. Round 5: ch 1, 1 dc each in next 2 st
  15. 2dc in next, 1 dc in each of next 3 st
  16. Repeat step 15 round and join with sl st to first ch
  17. Round 6: ch 1, 1 dc in same st
  18. 1 dc each in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st
  19. Repeat step 18 round and join with sl st to first ch
  20. You should have 48 st around




The Sides
  1. Round 7: ch 7, miss next st,
  2. dc in next st, Ch 6, miss next st,
  3. Repeat step 22 round and join to first ch with sl st
  4. You should have 24 loops
  5. Round 8: sl st into each of the next 3 sts so that you are roughly in the middle of the next loop
  6. ch 7, miss next st,
  7. dc in next st, Ch 6, miss next st,
  8. Repeat step 27 round and join to first ch with sl st
  9. Rounds 9 – 13: Repeat Round 8 (steps 25 -28) 5 more times
  10. Round 14: sl st into each of the next 3 sts so that you are roughly in the middle of the next loop
  11. ch 11, miss next st,
  12. dc in next st, Ch 10, miss next st,
  13. Repeat step 32 round and join to first ch with sl st
  14. Round 15 : Repeat Round 14 (steps ? -?) once


The Handles
  1. Round 16: sl st into each of the next 3 sts so that you are roughly in the middle of the next loop
  2. ch 4, miss next st,
  3. dc in next st, ch 3, miss next st,
  4. Repeat last step round and join to first ch with sl st
  5. Round 17: ch1,
  6. 1 double in each st round, join with sl st in first ch
  7. Round 18: ch 1,
  8. 13 dc
  9. Ch 20, miss next 20 sts
  10. 28 dc
  11. Ch 20, miss next 20 sts,
  12. 14 dc, join with sl st into first ch
  13. Round 19: ch 1,
  14. 95 tr round, join with sl st in first ch
  15. Round 20: ch1,
  16. 95 db round, join with sl st in first ch.
  17. Finish off by cutting yarn and sewing in the tail end securely. Don't for get to sew in the beginning tail end very firmly too.












Thursday, 3 February 2011

Thursday 3rd February 2011

Today I have been so fed up with moaners and whingers.  So I'm going to celebrate the best of the good stuff and ignore the whiners!!  

Below are pictures of my boys - what isn't to love about my two cutie blondies? (Yes, I know.  I'm a little biased).  And beyond that are close ups of my two favourite projects ever.  A blue scumble bag - all beady and gorgeous - and a tunisian crochet cushion cover in green yarn and ribbon. 


My funny -boy Benji

Work and home.  That covers both.  And yes, to all you negative ninnies, I love both!!  They make me very happy.


My serious -boy Danny

Want to join me in my celebration?  Let me know what brings you joy and pride.    I'd be honoured to be part of the best of your good stuff.


Danny and Ben just letting you know: not much matters if you've got a big pile of leaves!



Tunisian Cushion Cover - Soft and Tranquil


BUTTON-TASTIC !

I love to have a scumble...
Free-form bag.  I am very proud of this piece.

I feel better now :)