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16 03, 2012

Easter bunny

By | March 16th, 2012|Crocheted animals and toys, Easter, free patterns, Uncategorized|31 Comments

Hello sweeties,

This is today, as promised, how to crochet your little bunny egg ! It is very simple and easy and I’ll try my best to make my explanations clear 😉

First, you have to choose your yarn and a crochet hook a little smaller then the one suggested on your yarn…to have a neat look and tight stitches….so the stuffing won’t appear between the stitches…

I made my bunny with a 100% acrylic yarn and choose a 3.5 mm crochet hook instead of the 4.5mm suggested on the yarn…

I’ll explain here the pattern using the U.K terms…Remember a dc in the U.K terms means a sc in the U.S terms ans a “maille serree” in the French terms…a “2-st dc decrease” means in french: 2 mailles serrees tirees ensemble…

The pattern is made mostly with dc…

The bunny is made with: one body-egg, 2 ears and one tail…

So? Are you readyyyyyyyyyyyy? let’s make it!

Let’s begin first with the body-egg part:

Round1: In a circle made with 4ch, crochet 10 dc.

Rnd2: make 2dc on every stitch of the previous round: that means 20 dc

Rnd3: 20dc

Rnd4: 30 dc (crochet one dc, 2dc, one dc, 2dc etc on every stitch of the previous round)

Rnd5 to Rnd11: 30dc (7 rounds of 30dc each)

Now, you have to begin the “decreasing” part:

Round12: 24 dc (1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2-st dc decrease, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2-st dc decrease, etc etc on every stitch of the previous rnd)

Rnd13: 24 dc

Rnd14: 18 dc  (1dc, 1dc, 2-st dc decrease, 1dc, 1dc, 2-st dc decrease, etc etc on every stitch of the previous round)

Rnd:15 18 dc

Rnd16: 15 dc (1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc,  2-st dc decrease, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc,  2-st dc decrease, etc etc on every stitch of the previous rnd)

Rnd17: 15 dc

Stuff here your egg!

Rnd18: 12 dc (1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2-st dc decrease, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2-st dc decrease, etc etc on every stitch of the previous rnd)

Rnd19: 6 dc (2-st dc decrease, 2-st dc decrease, etc etc)

Sew some stitches to close your egg!

You’ve got now an Easter egg…You can just make Easter eggs following the pattern above …Colorful, striped eggs etc

or you can continue to make your little bunny 😉

The Ears:

The ears are worked in rows. To make an ear:

Row1: Crochet on a row of 6ch, 6 dc

And continue following the graph below until row11:

You’ve got an ear ! Make another one!

You still have the tail to make and all the body parts of your little bunny will be ready 🙂

The tail: Worked in rounds.

Round 1: In a circle made of 3ch, crochet 6 dc.

Rnd2: 9 dc (1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc on each stitch of the previous round)

Rnd3 and 4: 9 dc.

The tail is done! Your little bunny is almost ready…

You have just to sew all its parts together…

Fold in two each ear before sewing it to the body…

Sew two eyes, or use beads or glue ready-craft-eyes …

Sew the nose…

Stuff a little the tail before sewing it to the back of the body…

Your Easter bunny egg is ready 🙂

Happy crocheting my friend!

Sucrette

P.S: For any question, do not hesitate to e-mail me at: sucrette@lemondedesucrette.com and I’ll be more than happy to help!

13 02, 2012

Traditional granny square

By | February 13th, 2012|Award, Crocheted blankets, free patterns, granny squares, Love Birds, Uncategorized|35 Comments

Good morning sweet friends,

How was your weekend? Hope that it was a little less cold in your part of the world…Here it was sunshine with a good 18 celcius d. so yesterday the girls played outside and had so much fun after weeks of gray and rainy days stucked indoors 🙂 Sunshine again…yes spring is not so far anymore …

I’ve made more squares for my Love Birds blanket…I’m getting a little bored from this square 🙁 …so I must work on something else in parallell if I want to be able to finish it …yes 121 squares is something huge and I can not work it without crocheting another wip at the same time… for the distraction 😉

Some of you asked me how I begin a new row when I don’t want to change the color and cut the thread… Well I’ve made a small graphic for you to understand this small trick…it is so easy …

Here is the graphic of the traditional granny square I’m making for Love Birds (the first 4 rounds):

and here are the symbols used:

As you can see in the graphic, you have to close each round with a sc (U.S)  instead of crocheting one ch and a slip stitch. With this sc, you’ll be able to stay in the corner ( hope you’re understanding what I mean 🙂 ) and begin a new round with 3ch instead of the first dc (U.S) !

For each Love birds square, I crocheted the first 3 rounds with one color and then the next four rounds in another color…

and round8 with the lovely turquoise color (I’m so in love with this color, thank you so much for all your kind comments concerning my joining colors…now, thanks to you, the turquoise is surely a winner 🙂 ) and then I’ll join my squares with a line of sc (U.S) with the darker turquoise ! (You can see a small sample of the result in this previous post)

So, my sweeties, this is it! I have now to find a new wip so I can work on more than one project…yes, I am not a monogamous woman (is that an english word or translator is giving me wrong translations?????) I can never stick on one project at a time …

Have to leave you now… and go see my box-of-left-behind-wips 😉

Have a wonderful week!

Sucrette

P.S: Thank you so much Olga, Heidi, Carol and Cynthia  for the versatile Blogger award! That is really sweet from you 🙂 THANK YOU !

4 01, 2012

Sweet pot covers

By | January 4th, 2012|Crochet pot covers, free patterns, Uncategorized|27 Comments

Hello Hello Hello!

Sweet morning to you all! This is for you my sweeties the tutorial of the jam pot covers! I’ve made a written one and a graphic one for those of you who prefer graphic patterns (like myself 😉 )

For the pot covers I made I used as yarn : Stylecraft special DK, a very good acrylic yarn, with a 3.5mm crochet hook. I still have some stylecraft leftover yarn from my Granny MONSTER I made back in 2010 🙂 I love leftovers 🙂

So? Are you readyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Prepare some leftover yarn, a good crochet hook … aaaaaaaaand… let’s dooooooooooooo it!

For this pattern I’ll use the U.K terms.

Remember a tr (U.K terms) = dc (U.S terms) = bride (France)

and a dc (U.K terms) = sc (U.S terms) = maille serree (France)

Written pattern:

Make 4 ch and close to obtain a circle.

Rnd1: Inside the circle, crochet 12 treble (U.K terms).

Rnd 2: Increase: crochet 2 tr. in every tr. of the previous rnd. Total: 24 tr

Rnd3: Increase: crochet 1tr. on the first tr. of the previous rnd then 2 tr.on the second tr. of the previous rnd, 1tr, 2 tr, 1tr, 2tr etc etc to obtain in total: 36 tr

Rnd4: As round 3: 1tr, 2 tr, 1tr, 2tr etc etc … Total: 54 tr

Rnd5: As rnd 3 and 4: 1tr, 2tr, 1tr, 2tr etc etc … Total: 81tr

Rnd6: make 1tr on the first tr of the previous rnd then 1 ch. leaving one tr of the previous rnd empty. 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch etc

This round, round6, is made for the passage of the chain you’ll crochet after. You have to pull this chain and make a beautiful bow to transform your doily into a pot cover…(see next pic how the red chain has been inserted)

Rnd7: Increase: 1tr on the tr of the previous round, 2tr on the chain of the previous round, 1tr, 2tr, 1tr, 2tr etc etc

Rnd8: 4dc on the first 4 tr of the previous round then 1dc-3ch-1dc on the 5th tr of the previous round so: 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc-3ch-1dc,  1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc-3ch-1dc, etc etc

You have now a small doily 🙂

Crochet a chain of 100ch. to pass between the trebles of round 6.

Pull this chain and make a beautiful bow! You’ve done it 🙂

Graphic pattern:

Symbols used:

Round 1 to 7:

Round8:

That’s it! A very simple, quick project to use all your leftovers 🙂

You have now a beautiful jam pot cover to brighten up your kitchen table! or a small colorful doily… when you’ve already eaten all the jam 😉

Happy crocheting!

Sucrette

20 12, 2011

The edging of my vintage blanket

By | December 20th, 2011|Crocheted blankets, edging, Flower in a square, free patterns, Uncategorized|41 Comments

Good evening!

 

Just a quick post tonight to post the graphic of my vintage blanket’s edging…and to tell you THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments on my previous post! I am really lucky to have you all … and so happy everytime to share with you and read your sweet words…

So, here it is…

To make one picot crochet 3 ch and then 1 dc (or sc for the U.S crocheters) in the first ch.

I just love this edging…The picot are a little “pain in the a…” but the result really worth it … simple but beautiful don’t you think?

Have to go now….

Sweet dreams!

Sucrette

16 11, 2011

Christmas socks

By | November 16th, 2011|Christmas, Crocheted little socks, free patterns, Uncategorized|411 Comments

Hello hello hello!

How are you today?

WWOOOOOOOOW! I am soooo thrilled by all your wonderful comments concerning the little socks:) Thank you so much! I could not make you wait longer so I managed to finish quickly the “how to” so I can share it with you today 🙂

It is very easy you’ll see but I hope that I’ll find a way to explain it to you by using simple words…

For these I used Nako Vizon a 100% acrylic yarn with a 4.5mm crochet hook…You can crochet with the yarn that you want but careful to pick up the right size crochet hook 😉

The socks are made using a single stitch (apart the beginning chain stitch (maille en l’air in french)) and it is: d.c (U.K terms) or s.c (U.S terms) or maille serree (in French)!

I’m gonna make with you step by step this one:

Here is a graphic pic to show you from where to begin and where to end with colorful parts:

I’m gonna explain it to you with pics 🙂 Don’t worry it is very easy 🙂

So? Are you ready? Did you prepare some yarn and a crochet hook? Let’s maaaaaake it ! yahooooooooo! 😀

I suggest that you make a sock with a single color to try out the pattern first and then you can make your own multi colorful one 🙂

For this one I used 6 different colors as show in the graphic above…

PART1:

Let’s begin with Part1 in the graphic pic (purple and yellow)

First (with the purple color) you begin with a circle of 4ch chain (4 mailles en l’air pour commencer)

R1: 10 dc (or sc) in the circle (10 mailles serrees dans le cercle)

R2: You crochet 2 dc in every dc of the previous round that make a total of 20 dc ( crocheter 2 m.s dans chaque maille du tour precedent ca fait: 20 m.s au total)

R3 to R11: 20 dc (20 mailles serrees) (R1 to R6: in purple R7 to R11: in yellow)

That make a total of 10 rounds of 20 dc. (purple and yellow colors part)

END OF PART 1

So? Is that ok for you so far? You just did the Part 1 🙂 bravo!

Let’s continue… shall we?

PART2:

R12: 10 dc (10 m.s) (With the dark blue color you crochet on half of the stitches of R11, that makes a total of 10 dc)

and you continue making rows of 10 dc until R17…

(avec la couleur bleu nuit crocheter sur seulement 10 m.s du tour precedent ca fait un total de 10 m.s)

You have now something like these pics above and down…

So R12 to R17: 10 dc (10m.s)

You just did PART2!

You have now something similar to the pic above.

After crocheting R17 you have to close and sew the right part of your sock (see the graphic pic at the beginning of this post : sew here after crocheting part2)

Apres avoir crochete PART2 fermer le cote droit de la chaussette par quelques points de suture (regarder le graphique du debut de ce post pour savoir ou)

END OF PART2

PART3:

With the turquoise color: R18: 22 d.c (22m.s) 

For R18 you have to join together the dark blue part and the yellow part with a round of 22 dc (22m.s) as shown on this picture: (6 dc on the dark blue part + 10 dc on the yellow part + 6 dc on the dark blue part = 22 d.c )

R18: (6 m.s sur la partie bleu nuit + 10 m.s sur la partie jaune + 6 m.s sur la partie bleu nuit = 22 m.s au total )

and you continue from R18 to R 33: 22 d.c ( De R18 a R33: 22 m.s)

R18 to R22: 22 dc with the turquoise color (22 m.s)

R23 to R27: 22 d.c with the red color

and finally R28 to R33: 22 d.c with the pink color

You close your little sock by making a chain of 17 ch so you can hang it 🙂 (fermer avec une chainette de 17 mailles en l’air pour accrocher la chaussette)

You did it ! Your little sock is ready 🙂

You can embellish it by adding some buttons, ribbons or beads…

Ufff! It is done 🙂 I don’t know if I was clear enough for you to understand…do excuse me if no (this is the first time I make this kind of step by step pattern)

If you have any question, do not hesitate… I’ll be more than happy to help 🙂

Do not forget to tell me if you ever crochet these little Christmas socks I would really really love to see your own version…

Kisses to all!

and Happy crocheting 🙂

Sucrette

P.S: A small note for my french friends 🙂

J’ai essaye d’expliquer un peu en francais ce tuto pour les “french” ladies … Ma langue maternelle est le francais et j’ai beaucoup plus de mal a m’exprimer en anglais qu’en francais etant a moitie libanaise a moitie francaise donc n’hesitez pas a m’ecrire en francais ca me fait beaucoup plaisir 🙂 gros bisous!