Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sun Goddess Shrug

Bring some sunshine to your wardrobe with this beautiful Sun Goddess Shrug. Made with Bernat Bamboo yarn, this free crochet pattern is a must-have for any trendy woman. Light and lacy, it's the perfect piece to wear on a warm summer day. The crochet instructions include directions on how to crochet this shrug in only one size, which fits most stylish goddesses. It measures 36 inches wide by 14 inches deep.

Sun Goddess Shrug
Sun Goddess Shrug
This image courtesy of bernat.com


Crochet Hook: L/11 or 8 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

  • Bernat Bamboo (60 g/2.1 oz;57 m/63 yds)
    4 balls of #92011 (Wicker)
  • Size 8 mm (U.S. L or 11) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
36 ins [91.5 cm] wide x 14 ins [35.5 cm] deep.
10 dc and 5 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].
Ch 93.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch. Rep from * to last ch. 1 dc in last 1. Turn. 91 sts.
2nd row: Ch 4. (counts as dc and cha 1). Miss next dc. *1 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to last 2 dc. Miss next dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
Rep last row for 14 ins [35.5 cm]. Fasten off.
Beg at side edges, sew foundation ch and last row tog for 8 ins [20.5 cm] to form Sleeves.
Edging: Join yarn to body opening at sleeve seam. Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Read more at http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Shawls/Sun-Goddess-Shrug-Bernat#ZwliUMX4A8I7WQko.99

Make these lovely book-markers

Are you a book lover and love to crochet? Or maybe you have several book lovers in your family?  Why not crochet some bookmarks for everyone?  This shelled bookmark is fun and easy to crochet and would also make a great starter project for a beginning or young crochet enthusiast.  Make several bookmarks in your favorite colors. Mix and match colors any way you choose to create bookmarks in school colors, sports team colors, or holiday colors.  Unleash your creativity!

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: Size 30 Thread of any color you want, Size 1.3 Crochet hook, and any color of ribbon you choose.

Abbreviations Key:
CH = Chain
SK = Skip
DC = Double Crochet
SP(s) = Space(s)bookmark

Base: Ch 13
Row 1: SK 2 sps, In next sp (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC), Sk 4 sps, In next sp (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC), SK 4 sps, in next sp (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC), CH 3, turn.
Row 2:* SK to CH 2 sp, In Ch 2 sp (3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC), Rep 2 times from *, Ch 3 turn.
Row 3-21: Rep row 2
Row 22: * SK to ch 2 sp, In Ch 2 sp 6 DC, Rep from * 2 times, Tie off hide string.

Take 25” of ribbon and weave in and out of the bookmark by going up one side of bookmark and back down as shown.
Make one for every book you own!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014