The Pencil Case
I have childhood memories of watching catchphrase on early saturday evening TV. There’s something weirdly refreshing about taking things literally (instead of navigating your way through context, subtext and metaphors).
“Say what you see”. That was the… well, the catchphrase of the show. It was also the inspiration for this pattern. A pencil pencil case.Keep Reading
This fun colourful crochet project is made by making a number of crochet cords and joining them all together to form a chain.
Firstly we need to look at making crochet cords.Keep Reading
As a last minute christmas gift, I adapted the pattern and used finer yarn to make small tree tree decorations – if that makes any sense.
Here’s one I popped in a Christmas Card to my step mum who lives overseas and who loved it! I thought this was a lovely small way of sharing handmade so wanted to share the pattern with you too.Keep Reading
Forget the Christmas jumper, it’s all about the Crochet Christmas Hat! And who can resist this cute Christmas Pudding Beanie, complete with holly sprig and berries? With 8 sizes from newborn to adult available, you can make one for all the family! (I want to see those family pictures please!)
To share the festive love, I am offering the Toddler size pattern Free below!Keep Reading
Introducing the Pin me Sunshine Pin cushion. Bring some sunshine into your crafty life!
The name was meant to be a play on the song “Bring me sunshine” (I’ve had the Morcambe and Wise version in my head ever since) but I think that may be a bit tenuous, I never was good very good at puns! You can read more about this project on the blog
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Materials and SizingI used a 4mm hook with a small amount of DMC Cotton Natura (aff) in Yellow and Anchor Artiste Metallic (aff) gold, both of which I had in my stash. You can use any yarn and appropriate hook for this project. I also used a small amount of hollow fibre stuffing to fill the cushion.
The finished pin cushion is about 5in in diameter.
I use US crochet terms and I’ve assumed knowledge of the basic crochet stitches. Numbers in brackets represent the number of stitches in the row.
Round 1: Work 10sc into the circle (10)
Do not join – we will be working in a continuous spiral
Round 2: Ch1 (does not count as stitch here or throughout), work 2sc in each st (20)
Round 3: Here I added in the Anchor gold metallic (aff) yarn for a round, working with 2 threads together, just to add a bit of extra sparkle, you can leave it out if you prefer though. Ch1, *work 1sc in next st, work 2sc in next st*. Repeat *9 more times (30)
Round 4: Back to working just with the yellow. Ch1, *work 1 sc in the next 2 st, work 2sc in the next st*. Repeat * 9 more times (40)
Round 5: Ch1, *work 1sc in the next 3 st, work 2sc in the next st*. Repeat from * 9 more times (50)
Round 6: Ch1, *work 1sc in the next 4 st, work 2sc in the next st*. Repeat from * 9 more times (60)
Round 7 & Round 8: Ch 1, work 1sc in each st (60)
Fasten off and sew in ends.
Round 9: Place the 2 circles with wrong sides facing and join by working a sc through both pieces, matching stitch to stitch around the circle. When you are about three quarters the way round, fill the cushion and continue to work the sc around until you meet the start. Join with a sl st to first joining sc (60)
Round 10: Join the gold yarn so you are working with two threads held together. Ch1, *sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc and tc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st*. Repeat * 9 more times. Join with a sl st and fasten off
Now just add pins!!
I hope you like this pattern and I’d love to see your finished projects. Please tag me on instagram @doraexplored – I love seeing finished versions of my designs, it makes for more of those little happy dances!
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(C) DoraDoes 2018. You may sell what you make from my patterns, but please credit me as the designer. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared. My photos may be shared with credit.