Crocodile Stitch Flower on Video

It’s Spring again and time for crocheting flowers! The Crocodile Stitch Flower is one of your most popular patterns. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s unique. We just made a video on You Tube, so if you have an extra visual aid. Thanks Leslie for making this video for us!

Enjoy and spread flowers all over!

The Grand Bonita Patterns Holiday Giveaway

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I’m thrilled to present you with another Bonita Patterns Holiday Giveaway.  This giveaway will have three winners.

The prize packages are:

1 winner will receive a Bonita Patterns tote bag containing: 1 Crocodile Stitch Fashions book – (by myself, Lianka Azulay ;-) );  approximately 3000 yards of quality, luxurious yarn (picked carefully from my personal stash);  stitch markers, and 6 double-ended hooks (sizes 2.0 mm through 9.00 mm).

2 winners will receive 10 patterns of their choice. This giveaway is entirely sponsored by Bonita Patterns. Please help me spreading the word out about my blog.

The Bonita Patterns Giveaway is open worldwide.  The giveaway starts today, December 20th, 2013, at 11:30 am Eastern time and ends December 27th, 2013, at 12 am Eastern time. I have requested some easy tasks to be completed. You don’t have to do all the tasks to enter, but the more you do, the more entries you get. Please help me spread the word out! Happy Holidays and good luck to all of you! Enter below:

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Reversible Textured Slouch and Crocodile Stitch Double Layered Flower

This free crochet pattern for a slouch has all to do with my love for textured stitches!  I wanted to share with you this easy and quick hat that you can make in a just a few hours.  It is ideal for last-minute gifts, and for those of you who sell finished pieces, where time is of the essence. I would love to hear what you think about this one. Please  leave your comments!

Reversible Slouch 1

 

4-medium          03-intermediate      Download a PDF copy of the pattern here

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn of your preference.
The slouch showcased in pattern was made with: Bernat Satin in Stone (100% Acrylic; 3.5oz/100g, 200yd/183m per skein)

Yardage: Approximately 250 yds for hat and flower

Sizes L (8.00 mm) crochet hook for slouch
Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook for flower
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
1 inch button to adorn flower (optional)

Gauge:

With size L crochet hook in FPdc pattern: 6 sts and 5 rows = 2″
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

Finished Size:   Fits a 20 – 22” head circumference

Reversible Slouch 12 Abbreviations:
Back loops only (BLO)

Beginning (beg)
Chain (ch)
Front Loops Only (FLO)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)
Repeat (rep)
Single Crochet (sc)
Stitch (st)

Special Stitch Used:

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.

Pattern Notes:

  • Slouch is worked in continuous rounds, without joining. This will give a polished look without an unnecessary seam. Use stitch marker to keep track of your rounds if needed.
  • The use of a much larger hook than what is normally suggested for a worsted weight yarn is intentional to produce drape on the slouch.
  • The stitch pattern used makes the hat reversible where one side you have a ribbed look and the other you have a textured spiral look.

Directions for Slouch:

With Size L (8.00 mm) hook Using a magic ring to work in the round OR ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring:

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (does not count as a dc), 10 dc in ring, do not join here and throughout. Keep track of your rounds by using a stitch marker on first st of each round. – (10 dc)

Rnd 2: 2 FPdc in each dc around – (20 FPdc)

Rnd 3: FPdc in each FPdc around – (20 FPdc)

Rnd 4: * FPdc in next FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc, rep from * around –  (30 FPdc)

Rnd 5: FPdc in each FPdc around –  (30 FPdc)

Rnd 6: * FPdc in next 2 FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc, rep from * around –  (40 FPdc)

Rnd 7: FPdc in each FPdc around –  (40 FPdc)

Rnd 8: * FPdc in next 3 FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc, rep from * around –  (50 FPdc)

Rnd 9: FPdc in each FPdc around –  (50 FPdc)

Rnd 10 – Rnd 28: FPdc in each FPdc around –  (50 FPdc)

Last Rnd: SC in each st around. Fasten off and weave in all ends. –  (50 sc)

TIP: If you wish a fitted hat, instead of a slouch, just work up up to Round 20. 

 

Crocodile Stitch Double Layer Flower 10

Directions for Crocodile Stitch Double-Layered Flower

Ch 7, join with SL ST in first CH to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a sc), SC in each CH around, join with SL ST in first SC. –     (7 SC)

Rnd 2: Working in the front loops only (FLO), * CH 8, SL ST in next FLO SC, rep from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-8 loops)

Rnd 3: [SC, HDC, 6 DC, CH 2, 6 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-8 sp * [SC, HDC, 6 DC, CH 2, 6 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-8 sp, rep from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. – (7 petals on first layer)

Rnd 4: Working in the back loops only (BLO), * CH 10, SL ST in next BLO CH, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-10 loops)

Rnd 5: [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-10 sp * [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-10 sp, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. Fasten off. – (7 petals on second layer)

Finishing: Weave in all ends Attach a 1” button sewn through the center of the flower. You may also sew the flower on a brooch setting so it is removable and can be used to embellish several accessories.

 Photo Tutorial for Crocodile Stitch Double-Layered Flower

Crocodile-Stitch-Flower-Double-1 Ch 7, join with SL ST in first CH to form a ring.
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 2 Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a sc), SC in each CH around, join with SL ST in first SC. – (7 SC)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 3 Rnd 2: Working in the front loops only (FLO), * CH 8, SL ST in next FLO SC, rep from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-8 loops)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 4 Rnd 3: [SC, HDC, 6 DC, CH 2, 6 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-8 sp * [SC, HDC, 6 DC, CH 2, 6 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-8 sp, rep from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. – (7 petals on first layer)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 6 Rnd 4: Working in the back loops only (BLO)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 7 Rnd 4 (cont. ): * CH 10, SL ST in next BLO CH, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-10 loops)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 8 View of Rnd 4 loops completed. Rnd 5: [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-10 sp * [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-10 sp, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. Fasten off. – (7 petals on second layer)
Crocodile Stitch Double Layer Flower 2 Weave in all ends. Attach a 1” button sewn through the center of the flower.

 

 

 

The Incredible Bonita Patterns & Furls Fiberarts Hooks Giveaway!

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Free Puffy Heart Pattern

Puffy Heart

This versatile crochet pattern is so cute and so fast you’ll be able to hook it up in just a few minutes. This can be made as a lariat but don’t stop there. You can use this to make a cute wall decoration for Valentine’s day, add an extra special touch to gift wrapping, or add it to another handmade garment. This is one of the quickest and best stash busting patterns you’ll ever come across. Pattern is listed below. Continue reading

Free Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern

Free Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern

We designed this free Crocodile Stitch Flower to help give a little extra pop to accessories, home decor, and even gift wrappings. You can make these in all the colors of the rainbow and hang them up from a string for a sweet banner decoration. Or whip one of these up and attach them to the top of a specially wrapped. You can even add one to a cute hat for a little splash of color and style. This is one of the quickest and best stash busting patterns you’ll ever come across. Pattern is listed below. Continue reading