Loading...

Follow Crochet by faye on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
or

Valid
Inspired by the diagonal bracing of the old Wabash Bridge in Pittsburgh, this shawl is worked on the diagonal to create its unique pattern.  Edging on shawl is essentially all buttonholes. Thus, allowing you freedom to chose where you want to button the shawl and create your own look.  Pattern includes stitch diagram of the entire panel and joining method.  Video Tutorials of the shaping and joining method. 





Yarn: 
Stunning String Plump (CYCA #3), 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 275 yds/ 100g: Tuscan Lavender, 3 (3, 4) hanks

Hook:  
G/6(4mm), G/7(4.5mm), H/8 (5mm) hk or hk needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 
Yarn Needle, Spray Bottle Rust-Proof Pins, (8) 1” dia buttons

Stitches Used:
ch  Chain
sl st    Slip Stitch
sc  Single Crochet
dc  Double Crochet
tr Treble Crochet
dtr Double Treble
tch    Turning Chain
ch-sp   Chain Space

Gauge: 
4 rows = 4”, 4.5”, or 5” on the vertical or horizontal edge.

Finished Size: 
Shawl is 52.5 (58.75, 65)” by 14 (16, 17.75)”. Sized for S/M, L/XL, and 2X/3X.  Shown in S/M. 

Notes:
1. S/M size uses smallest hook and gauge, L/XL uses middle size hook and gauge, 2X/3X uses largest hook and gauge
2. Shawl converts to shrug or poncho by using the buttons to close the rectangle. For the shrug, button long edge to form sleeves.  For the poncho, button short edge to long edge to form neckline.
3. Project is worked on the bias (diagonal).

4$, PDF Download 



Fine Print: To use the PDF, you will need appropriate software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. By purchasing this pattern, you are granted a limited license to download the pdf file to a single personal computer and to print out a hard copy of the pattern, solely for personal non-commercial use.
Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Falls Ravine Vest

Extremely lightweight vest floats around your body and can be styled in many ways.   Crocheted lace is made from a quickly repeating wave pattern.  Pattern includes written directions for 3 sizes.  Video tutorial assists in special stitches. Stitch diagrams of stitch pattern and armhole shaping included. 

Yarn: 
Stunning String Twinkle (CYCA #1), 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 5% Silver Stellina 435 yds/ 100g:
Stone, 2 (3, 3) hanks

Hook:  
E/4 (3.5mm) hk or hk needed to obtain gauge

Notions
Yarn Needle, Spray Bottle and Rust-Proof Pins

Stitches Used:
ch  Chain
sl st  Slip Stitch
sc  Single Crochet
hdc Half Double Crochet
dc  Double Crochet
tr Treble Crochet
tch    Turning Chain
ch-sp   Chain Space

Gauge: 
1 stitch repeat (23 sts) = 3.75”; 10 rows = 4.5”

Finished Size: 
Vest is 37.5 (48.75, 60)” (95, 124, 152.5 cm) in width and 26.25” (66.5 cm) in length. Sized for XS/S, M/L, and XL/2X.  Shown in M/L. 


 4$, PDF download



Fine Print: To use the PDF, you will need appropriate software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. By purchasing this pattern, you are granted a limited license to download the pdf file to a single personal computer and to print out a hard copy of the pattern, solely for personal non-commercial use.
Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Beehner Tunisian Hat

Adorable pops of color freckle this hat by using Tunisian Reverse Stitches.  Work hat in the round with 2 Tunisian Crochet hooks for minimal ends to weave in.  Pattern includes directions for both ponytail and standard hats.  Video tutorials assist in the foundation, stitch pattern, decreases, and bind off.  Stitch diagrams of stitch pattern and crown shaping included for each size.

Yarn: 
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (CYCA #4), 100% Superwash Merino; 220 yds/ 100g:
A: Graphite Effects, 70 (75, 85, 90) yds
B: Tangerine  
C: Raspberry
D: Lemon 
30 (35, 40, 45) yds each

Yarn Substitutions:
Red Heart Chic Sheep, Red Heart Soft Yarn, Cascade Pacific 
See pattern for specific amounts of yarn for other versions shown.

Hooks:  
(2) L/11 (8.0 mm) Tunisian hook with 12” cord
J/10 (6.0mm) hk or hk needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 
Yarn Needle

Stitches Used:
ch       Chain
sl st     Slip Stitch
sc  Single Crochet
TKS    Tunisian Knit Stitch
TPS Tunisian Purl Stitch
TRS Tunisian Reverse Stitch

Gauge: 
12 sts x 13 rows= 4” x 4” in stitch pattern

Sizes: 
Hat is sized for Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, and Adult L/ XL with 16.25”, 17.75”, 20.25”, 21.75” in circumference

Notes:
1. Hat is worked in the round with 2 Tunisian hooks.  Hat can be worked flat with one hook and seamed at the back.  If doing so add 1 extra stitch at foundation and TSS in it at the end of each forward pass.  
2. Also, if working the hat flat consider working 3 yarns for a marbled look; instead of the main color in the forward pass and contrasting colors in the return pass.  Much less ends to weave in, see video tutorial on stitch pattern in pattern. 
3. Foundation row is foundation slip stitches, chains can be substituted but will create a tighter brim that might curl or need blocked when finished. 
4. Hat can be worked in any number of colors.  Pattern written with the main color (A) on forward pass, and contrasting colors (B, C, or D) on return pass.  
5. All hats shown are in Adult S/M.  

$4, PDF Download 



Fine Print: To use the PDF, you will need appropriate software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. By purchasing this pattern, you are granted a limited license to download the pdf file to a single personal computer and to print out a hard copy of the pattern, solely for personal non-commercial use.



















Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Marly Bird and the wonderful Katelyn organized an IMPRESSIVE giveaway!  Every hour of New Year's Eve one lucky duck will win a great prize!  All the details are on MarlyBird.com

We are sponsoring the 9am hour with one of our Allegheny Cable Cowl Kits from Love Laugh Crochet.  You can choose any color you like of the amazing ModeWerk DK yarn.

Be sure to enter lots of times!  What a fun way to enter the New Year with New Yarn!

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
McCaslin Tunisian Hat

Addictive stitch pattern mixed with classic hat shape makes for a project perfect for anyone. Pattern written with ponytail opening and without; and sized from toddler to large adult.  Video tutorials assist in the foundation, stitch pattern, decreases, and bind off.  Stitch diagrams of stitch pattern and crown shaping included for each size. 


Yarn:
Ponytail Version:
Anzula For Better or Worsted (CYCA #4), 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon; 200 yds/ 117g:
A: Prudence, 60 yds; B: Avocado, 35 yds, C: Nimbus, 35 yds
Standard Version:
Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (CYCA #4), 70% Wool/30% Nylon; 198 yds/ 100g:
A: Natural, 70 yds; B: Manzanita, 60 yds
Substitutes:
Red Heart Soft Yarn, Kristin Omdahl Be So Tender Yarn, Chic Sheep Yarn, Cascade Cherub Aran Yarn

Hook:
L/11 (8.0 mm) Tunisian hook with 24” cord
J/10 (6.0mm) hk or hk needed to obtain gauge

Notions:
Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers

Stitches Used:
ch   Chain
sl st   Slip Stitch
sc   Single Crochet
TSS   Tunisian Simple Stitch
TKS   Tunisian Knit Stitch
TPS   Tunisian Purl Stitch

Gauge:
14 sts x 10 rows= 4” x 4” in stitch pattern

Sizes:
Hat is sized for Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, and Adult L/ XL with 15.5”, 16.5”, 18”, 19” in circumference

Notes:
1. Hat is worked flat from the brim to the crown. It is seamed at the back to form the hat shape.
2. Foundation row is foundation slip stitches, chains can be substituted but will create a tighter brim.
3. Hat can be worked in any number of colors. Ponytail version uses 3 colors worked in following sequence: A, B, C. Standard version used 2 colors, A and B. Change colors as desired. Single color version uses about 120 yds of yarn.
4. Hats shown are in Adult S/M. Hats have lots of give.

4$ PDF Download



Fine Print: To use the PDF, you will need appropriate software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. By purchasing this pattern, you are granted a limited license to download the pdf file to a single personal computer and to print out a hard copy of the pattern, solely for personal non-commercial use.



Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

 Love Laugh Crochet is finally OPEN!

Thank you so much for being patient with me while I figured out the online store.  I placed most of the goodies I have left from my booth at Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival online.  As you know, my products are all things that I myself would buy at local yarn festivals and shops.  There is a mix of tshirts, bags, mugs, and other extras. I also have a few crochet kits for some of my online patterns.

All the tshirts feature the same "love laugh crochet" logo.  They are all printed locally here in Pittsburgh.  I designed this tshirt for the 2015 Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival to wear in the booth on a whim.  The following year I made more for all my mannequins to wear and the next year we sold out of the tshirts with in the first day of the market.  I now own 6 of them and wear them nearly every day.  They all feature one of my own stitch diagrams from one of my patterns.  All printing is in antique white, lighter then an offwhite.  They come in Ladies size, Unisex size, and Premium super soft.  More styles will be added after this year's Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet show.   

Besides tshirts, I have lots of other goodies.  There are project bags.  Perfect size for bringing any project on the go.  Or just showing your love of crochet on your next outing. There are 11oz white ceramic mugs.  I tend use mine as a pencil holder on my desk to hold all my crochet hooks that I am forever losing.   I have grocery bags, notecards, post-it notes too. 

My favorite things on the site are the crochet kits.  I used yarn from a few of my favorite people in the industry.  Quantities are very limited after the last show, but there are a few really wonderful ones left.  I had a hard time sharing some of them, wanting to keep the yarn for myself!  I offer free winding by request.  Just leave a note in the comment area when checking out. 

Kristin Omdahl Yarns
I have 3 kits with Kristin's yarn.  I can't get enough of bamboo yarn!  I just love the way it wears. 

Dortchen Filet Shawl Kit that uses 2 hanks of Be So Sporty
Julia Colorwork Cowl  kit that uses 2 full hanks and 2 mini balls of Be So Brave
Wee Bonnie Shawl Kit that uses 1 hank of Be So Fine


ModeKnit Yarns
I have 4 kits in Annie and Kathleen's beautiful yarns.  I adore them, and their yarns are so soft and wonderful to crochet with.  Annie's colors are inspired by TV shows, and she hits it right on the head!  I have a lot of their wonderful yarn in my studio.  I can't get enough!


Gustav Tunisian Chevron Crochet Kit uses 2 hanks of ModeWerk DK, one in a flow transition color and one in a solid color
Opal Solomon's Knot Cowl Kit uses 1 hank of ModeLux which is ridiculously soft.
Allegheny Cable Cowl Kit uses 2 hanks of ModeWerk DK
Eda Anne Colorwork Shrug uses 5 hanks of ModeWerk DK, 4 in different flow colors and 1 in a solid color.  (I only have 1 left) 


Stunning String Studio
I very few kits left of the amazing Cindy's yarns.  Not to worry, she has a number on her site too.  Her yarns are wonderful to crochet with and make the projects truly stand out.  Luckily, this year at Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival we will be next to each other.  I can't wait!

Butler Street Cowl Kit uses 1 hank of Serenity (one of the most beautiful yarns I have worked with)

I do have one kit left of Cateline Motif Shawl and Floating Shawl.  I just need to re-shoot the photos.  Will be up soon.

Please let me know what you think of the pop-up shop.  Anything you want to see me feature?  Anything you wish I had?  I am all ears! Please drop me an email and let me know!






Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Technique Tidbit: More Tunisian Increases and Decreases

My mind could not stop after last week's basic Tunisian Increase and Decreases.  So I had to add a few more to our arsenal to choose from.  Below are some more of my favorites.  I am toying with some fun Tunisian lace stitches that use them, since I clearly can not get them off my mind. 

Hope you enjoy!

Decrease Option 3: Double Slip Stitch
In the forward pass, pick up stitches as you normally would.  For us, we are decreasing 2 stitches.  So before moving on, pull last loop through the 2 previous loops on your hook.  This essentially slips them over that last loop.  The finally look does not have the pronounced starburst, but more of a slanted decrease look. 

Tunisian Crochet Double Slip Stitch Decrease - YouTube



Decrease Option 4:  Fancy Decrease
In the forward pass, you will be slipping the loop before and after the center decrease onto that center loop.  It ends up looking pretty invisible, and it a great one for those amazing lace patterns. To start the decrease you pick up a loop in the next 2 stitches like normal.  Then slip the last stitch through the previous one on your hook.  Then pick up the next stitch.  Pinch your work to hold the two loops in place while you remove your hook through the 2 stitches.  Replace your hook from the opposite direction (changing the order of the stitches).  Then slip the last one through the previous one again. 

Tunisian Crochet Fancy Decrease - YouTube



Close-up of the Two Options:
The fancy decrease lays down like crochet slip stitches, the double slip stitch one slants to the left. 


Increase Option 3: Chain Stitches
Another incredibly easy increase with lots of uses.  When at the Return Pass, simply chain where you want to add a stitch.  Its just that easy.  When you go to do your next row, you will pick up a stitch in the chain (just like you would on a foundation chain to start your project). It gives a space or hole in your fabric making it a lace.  Looks very similar to a yarn over increase. 

Tunisian Crochet Chain Increase - YouTube



Increase Option 4: Back Vertical Bar
On the Forward Pass, you will pick up a stitch in the back vertical bar.  Its the vertical strand that is hiding behind your very visible front vertical bar.  For the chevron that adds 2 stitches at the top of the "mountain", you will need to increase in the center stitch and next stitch to add the 2 stitches. The center spine of the chevron will have a "V" look instead of the vertical line. 

Tunisian Crochet Back Bar Increase - YouTube


Close-up of the Two Options:
The back vertical bar creates a solid fabric while the chain stitches gives a lace fabric. 

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free month
Free Preview