A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 297,716
Currently Running With Scissors:
680 Guests and 33 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Crochet Adorned - Lace Bowl  (Read 99969 times)
Tags for this thread: sponsored_book_excerpt , pattern , tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
PotterCraft
« on: August 25, 2009 01:19:24 PM »

Sponsored Content - Craft Book Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from the new craft book...

Crochet Adorned
Reinvent Your Wardrobe with Crocheted Accents, Embellishments, and Trims
by Linda Permann



ABOUT THIS BOOK

Does last seasons skirt need a little more flash? Want to breathe new life into your favorite tee? If you love crochet and quick, gratifying projects, Linda Permann will show you how to turn your old duds into a new wardrobe with yarn, a hook, and inspired ideas! By adding trims, embellishments and laceor even changing the design of a garmentwith simple crochet stitches, you can give your clothes a whole new look. These fun-to-make projects are a great second chance for clothes from your closet or thrifty findsand theyll even look great with the gems already in your yarn stash. When someone asks, "Did you make that?" you will love to answer "Yes!"

Plus, Linda shares new ideas for accessories and home decorating with projects that include earrings, aprons, and pillows. Shell guide you through color theory (to keep your clothes and yarn in harmony), help you develop an eagle eye for embellishable clothes (so that you can reap all the benefits of thrifty finds), and share all the details you need to know to customize each project to your own size and style. With helpful how-to instructions and illustrations, 20 inspired projects, and a stitch dictionary of extra trims, motifs, and patterns, youll have all the tools you need to embellish anything and everythingjust the way you like it.

Lace Bowl - Skill Level Intermediate





Finished Size
Before shaping the crochet over a bowl form, the -bowls diameter is 11H" (29cm), unstretched.

Materials
- 1 skein of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, 80% cotton, 20% merino wool, 222 yd (203m), 1I oz (50g), #100 Cotton Ball
- Size C-2 (2.75mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge   
- Yarn needle
- 2 cups (480ml) sugar, 1 cup (240ml) water, 2 qt. (1.9l)saucepan and tongs or commercial fabric stiffener
- One large mixing bowl (for bowl form), approximately 10" (25.5cm) in diameter   
- Plastic wrap   
- Kraft paper or newspaper

Gauge
First 6 rounds of pattern worked measures 3G" (8.5cm) in diameter.

Special Stitches
DOUBLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER DECREASE (dc2tog) (Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 lps on hook.
DOUBLE CROCHET 3 TOGETHER DECREASE (dc3tog) (Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps on hook)
3 times, yo, draw yarn through 4 lps on hook.

BOWL

Make a magic ring.
ROUND 1 (RS) Ch 1, 12 sc in ring12 sc.
ROUND 2 Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 5, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc of round (counts as ch-5 lp and puts yarn in the correct position to start next round)6 ch-5 lps.
ROUND 3 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 4 dc in first lp, ch 5, *5 dc in next ch-5 lp, ch 5; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join6 ch-5 lps.
ROUND 4 Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, *dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 lp, ch 3; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join12 ch-3 lps.
ROUND 5 Ch 3, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 2 ch-3 lps, ch 4, *dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 2 ch-3 lps, ch 4; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join18 ch-4 lps.
ROUND 6 Ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc (counts as dc3tog), (ch 5, sc) in each of next 3 ch-4 lps, ch 5, *dc3tog in next 3 dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 3 ch-4 lps, ch 5; repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in top of beginning ch instead of last ch-5 lp24 ch-5 lps.
ROUND 7 Ch 1, sc in first lp, ch 6, (sc, ch 6) in each ch-5 lp around, sl st in first sc to join24 ch-5 lps.
ROUND 8 Sl st in next ch-5 lp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-5 lp (shell made), sc in next lp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-5 lp, sc in next lp; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join12 shells; 12 sc.
ROUND 9 Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 6, sk next (sc, dc), sc in next dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, ch 2, dc), sc in next dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, sc), *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, ch 2, dc), sc in next dc, ch 6, sk next (dc, sc); repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join18 ch-6 lps.
ROUND 10 Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 3 ch-6 lps, ch 4, *dc in next 3 dc, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (ch 4, sc) in each of next 3 ch-6 lps, ch 4; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join24 ch-6 lps.
ROUND 11 Ch 3, (dc2tog in next 2 dc) twice, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 4 ch-4 lps, ch 5, *dc in next dc, (dc2tog in next 2 dc) twice, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 4 ch-4 lps, ch 5; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join30 ch-6 lps.
ROUND 12 Ch 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 5 ch-4 lps, ch 5, *dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 5 ch-4 lps , ch 5; repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join36 ch-6 lps.
ROUND 13 Sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 6 ch-5 lps, *ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next st, (ch 5, sc) in each of next 6 ch-5 lps; repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc instead of last ch-5 lp42 ch-5 lps.
ROUNDS 1415 Ch 1, sc in first lp, (ch 5, sc) in each ch-5 lp around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc instead of last ch-5 lp42 ch-5 lps.
ROUND 16 Ch 1, sc in first lp, (ch 4, sc) in each ch-5 lp around, ending with ch 4, sl st in first sc to join42 ch-4 lps.
ROUND 17 Sl st in first ch-4 lp, ch 3, 3 dc in first ch-4 lp, 4 dc in each ch-4 lp around, sl st in top of beginning ch to join 168 dc.
ROUND 18 Sk first 2 dc, (3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc) (shell made), sk next dc, sl st in next dc, *sl st in next dc, sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, sk next dc, sl st in next dc; repeat from * around, sl st in first sl st to join28 shells.
ROUND 19 Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc between next 2 sl sts, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc between next 2 sl sts, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch to join56 ch-3 lps.
ROUND 20 *Ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc (V--st made), ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sl st in next 9 stitches; repeat from * around, omitting last 4 sl sts, ending with sl st in last sc28 V-stitches.
ROUND 21 Sk next ch-3 sp of round 19, *5 dc in each of next 3 ch-3 sps (fan made), sk next 4 sl sts, sc in next sl st (above sc from round 19); repeat from * around, sl st in first dc to join28 fans.
Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

FINISHING

Before you stiffen the piece, drape it over some of the bowls in your cupboard to get a feel for your ideal bowl shape. Using a tall, narrow bowl as a form will yield a bowl that ruffles at the top, while a wider bowl

creates a shallow dish-like shape.

To stiffen your bowl, you can use a commercial stiffener or a trusty homemade recipe of sugar and water(see Make the Starch). The solution takes quite a while to dry (count on at least three days), but youll be

surprised how well it works. If you want to use a commercial stiffener, try Aleenes Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid and follow the package instructions.

If youre using the homemade solution, cover your work surface with plastic wrap or a garbage bag, then cover this with several sheets of kraft paper or newspaperthe sugar mixture will be very sticky. Cover the bowl you are using in plastic wrap to make cleanup easier. Place the wrapped bowl upside down on top of the kraft paper, and follow the instructions in Make the Starch.

MAKE THE STARCH

Place two cups of sugar and one cup of water in a saucepan. Stir the mixture constantly and heat it on the stove just until the sugar dissolves. Be very careful, as the solution is hot! Remove the pan from the heat and soak the crocheted bowl in the solution, using tongs to make sure the bowl is saturated. Let the solution cool slightly. With the tongs, remove the crocheted bowl from the saucepan, squeezing it as much as possible to remove any excess solution. Drape it over the bowl form, stretching it into shape with the tongs as desired. You can further shape the crocheted bowl with your fingers in a few minutes when the piece has cooled somewhat. Let the bowl dry for three days or until it is hard. Once the yarn returns to its original color, the bowl is starched and ready for use.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2009 01:22:52 PM by batgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out all of Potter Craft's book excerpts on Craftster! Click here!
mlheran
Offline Offline

Posts: 931
Joined: 29-Sep-2007

Jack of all trades


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009 08:32:34 AM »

That's lovely!

I'd never heard of starching with sugar, wouldn't it attract ants?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pinterest
swaps: -
lindastar
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009 04:34:59 PM »

I've made these bowls for a few years now, and have never had a problem with ants. If it concerns you, you can use the commercial fabric stiffener that's also suggested.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
NoAddedMSG
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009 11:26:27 PM »

I agree, it is lovely..... and while I didn't worry about ants, I have to admit my first thought was that I would probably come home one day and find the dog sucking on it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
*Oubliette*
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009 06:43:09 PM »

does anyone know if this starch solution would work with other types of yarn and/or embroidery thread? thanks!

cat
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Kittenpants
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009 10:31:54 AM »

Beautiful!

I wonder if using one of the bio-plastic recipes from the book Green Plastics would result in a sturdier, water-resistant, bug-resistant stiffener?  Like the sugar solution, it would be all-natural, and uses common household items, like glycerine and corn starch... I think I'll make one of these bowls and try it -- I'll post back here with the results of the experiment!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm not an addict.  I could quit crafting anytime I want.  *twitch*
suesues
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009 09:50:58 PM »

I have to admit my first thought was that I would probably come home one day and find the dog sucking on it.

hahahaha. The same thing would happen in my house!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Creative_Cat
Offline Offline

Posts: 66
Joined: 21-Feb-2007

When in doubt... sleep on it.


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009 09:00:58 AM »

Awesome. I'd seen these at Anthropologie and wanted to make some for a while.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hipmama1970
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009 08:22:35 PM »

My mom made ornaments for our Christmas tree by stiffening crochet with a sugar solution when I was a kid. We had all sorts of pets (and my sister and I!) in the house, and there were never any issues because of the sugar Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jen, homeschooling mom of 4
enener
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009 05:45:33 AM »

Oh, very pretty little hat Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet Adult Size Sock Slippers Part 11/29
How to Crochet a Woolen Willy Warmer Part 5/21
How to Crochet a Woolen Willy Warmer Part 9/21
How to Crochet Adult Size Sock Slippers Part 1/29
How to Crochet a Woolen Willy Warmer Part 2/21
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Manicure for Halloween
"Z" is for Zombie!
Meatless Monday: Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.