Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Alternating Puff Stitch Square

Alternative Puff Stitch Square Crochet pattern

This crocheted puff stitch is done a little bit different than the original puff stitch. That's why it's called Alternative. There is no chain 1 after the Puff stitch is done.

How to do this Puff St: [YO, insert hook into next st, YO and pull through (and bring it even with the other sts on your hook) ]3 times…YO and pull through all 7 loops.

Puff Stitch Video can be found at

Materials Used:
Yarn - Bernat Worsted Blue
Hook Size H/8/5.00mm

Finished Size: 7 ½ x 7 ½ inch Square

*  :Repeat the directions between them
SC - Single Crochet
Ch - Chain

Gauge: 3.46 sts per 1 inch / 3.75 rows per 1 inch

Multiple of 4 + 2
Chain 26

 Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each chain across (25 SC)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each of the first 4 stitches * 1 Puff St in next stitch, 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches*
Repeat * to * up to the last stitch, SC in the last stitch

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 Sc in each stitch across the row

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 1 SC in each of the first 2 stitches, Work 1 Puff st in the next stitch, *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work 1 Puff st in the next stitch*      Repeat from * to * up to the last 2 stitches and do 1 SC in each of the last 2 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 1 Sc in each stitch across the row

Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Easy Crocheted "Darling" Purse

This purse was made with only Half Double Crochets. I used KnitPicks, Wool of Andes, Worsted Weight yarn. Very simple and easy.

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"Aspen Print" Seed Stitch

This is a beginner pattern. It's called the Seed stitch. I used Red Heart Aspen Print yarn. It's variegated so it's hard to see the design the stitch make.   I always like to use multiple yarns to see the design better. See photos below.

Also, I have used this stitch to make other items like a blanket and even a scarf

Seed Stitch Blanket pic below.

 Made in columns then sewed together side by side. You can find the pattern at:



Seed Stitch Video and Scarf - 


Hook size: K
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Stitches Used: Single Crochet and Double Crochet

Seed stitch Pattern: Calls for Multiple of 2 + 1 stitches
Chain 1 does not count as the first stitch. No turning chains since you are starting every row with Single Crochets.

Row 1: do 1 SC in second chain from hook,* 1 DC in next chain, 1 SC in the next chain* Repeat across the row

Row 2: chain 1, turn… skip 1st stitch (normally you don't but for this pattern you have an "empty" stitch every other stitch), *1SC and 1DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch*    repeat across the row

Repeat row 2