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Crochet Cushion – Interlocking Crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

This project is the second of two cushion/pillow designs I’ve been working on. The requirements for both cushions/pillows are that, the designs are “non-girly” and the finished size must be 20×20 inches.

The inspiration for this second design came from a black and white photo which I can no longer find, I think I first saw it on Photostock.

Materials for this project:
Yarn: 300grms of burgundy and 125grms of green Acrylic DK yarn
Needles: 3.50mm crochet hook.
Cushion/pillow pad 20×20 inches. (firm over-stuffed)

Firstly, I worked a plain filet swatch in each colour to calculate the final size of the cushion. Then, I created the above chart/graph as a pattern/guide to work from.

For the front of my cushion:
I worked a foundation row of 64 cells in the burgundy colour yarn and 63 cells in the green colour yarn, then followed the chart/graph.

For the back of my cushion:
Using the burgundy yarn only, I worked 66 rows of 100 double crochets and fasten off. The resulting fabric is plain, yet textured perfect for the back of the cushion.

To join back and front:
Using the burgundy yarn with front and back together, right side facing and working through both the back and front I worked single crochets evenly around the cushion, working 2sc in each filet cell and 4sc in each corner until 3 sides are joined together. I then inserted the pad and continued working single crochets around to join the fourth side, sl st in the top of the beginning ch, fasten off and weave in the ends.

I did not create an opening to remove the cover for cleaning as both the yarn and pad are synthetic, making the whole cushion machine washable.

As with the previous design, I loved every minute of working this project and could not put it down.

 



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Crochet Scarf

At 16 inches wide, this scarf is much wider than a normal scarf, this due to the fact that on occasion it is required to double as a head covering.

The scarf is required to be light and airy with an overall design suitable for all occasions. Black yarn was chosen as I felt this would be perfect for any formal occasion. It would also blend with any other colour, yet look casual when required.

I used scrap yarn to work a swatch to determine the finished size of the scarf and also to get an idea of the look of the final project. I worked a foundation chain equal to the number of motifs required for the finished length of the scarf, then simply worked repeated rows of motifs until I achieved the desired width of the finished scarf.

The design is worked from the bottom up, instead of from the beginning to the end of the length of the scarf. It can clearly be seen that this scarf could quite easily become a stole/shawl, simply by increasing the number of rows of motifs used.

Materials for this project:
Yarn: Black Acrylic 4ply machine knitting yarn
Needles: 3.00mm crochet hook.
Scarf measures: 16” wide x 72” long

The instructions for the motif used to make this scarf is shown in the video below….

 

 


 
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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in crochet, Hat, Hood, Lace, Scarf, Shawl, Uncategorized, Wrap

 

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Crochet Cushion – Interlocking Crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

This project is the first of two cushion/pillow designs I’ve been working on. The requirements for both cushions/pillows are that the designs are “non-girly” and that the finished size must be 20×20 inches.

The inspiration for my first design came from this photo of the fabric cushion below…..

Materials for this project:
Yarn: 300grms of burgundy and 125grms of green Acrylic DK yarn
Needles: 3.50mm crochet hook.
Cushion/pillow pad 20×20 inches. (firm over-stuffed)

Firstly, I worked a plain filet swatch in each colour to calculate the final size of the cushion. Then, I created the above chart/graph as a pattern/guide to work from. The yarn provided for this project was not a brand that I had previously used, and the packaging stated a hook size of 4.00m. However, I had some difficulty with the green colour yarn, and in the end I had to use a size 3.50m hook to obtain the require project measurements.

For the front of my cushion:
I worked a foundation row of 62 cells in the burgundy colour yarn and 61 cells in the green colour yarn, then followed the chart/graph.

For the back of my cushion:
Using the burgundy yarn only, I worked 66 rows of 100 double crochets and fastened off. The resulting fabric is plain, yet textured perfectly for the back of the cushion.

To join back and front:
Using the burgundy yarn with front and back together, right side facing and working through both the back and front, I worked single crochets evenly around the cushion, working 2 sc in each filet cell and 4 sc in each corner until 3 sides are joined together. I then inserted the pad and continued working single crochets around to join the fourth side, sl st in the top of the beginning ch, fastened off and weaved in the ends.

I did not create an opening to remove the cover for cleaning as both the yarn and pad are synthetic, making the whole cushion machine washable.

I loved every minute of working this project and could not put it down.

 



 

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Crochet Sample Swatch – Interlocking crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

This is my second design sample swatch that represents one quarter of an overall design. Again, it is intended for a 20×20 inch throw pillow/cushion, and again I am using the technique of double filet crochet/intermeshing crochet. I worked the 2 cell border all around the swatch to ensure I would get an accurate measurement of the inner design. As with the first swatch, working out the design proved to be a lot easier that I had originally thought it would be.

The design has turned out very well. However, I intend to make a small change to the design when I actually work the project, as I think a solid colour border will give the design a better look.

My sample swatch measures 9¼” X 9” (not blocked) I used a 4.mm crochet hook and DK yarn left over from a previous projects.

 

 



 

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Crochet Sample Swatch Interlocking crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

This design uses the technique of intermeshing crochet – double filet crochet, and is intended for a 20×20 inch throw pillow/cushion. The sample swatch represents one quarter of the overall design, and was not only necessary to determine the ultimate size of the finished project, but also to work out the pattern for the design. This proved a lot easier that I had originally thought it would be.

The above design chart was adapted from an old hand drawn copy of the chart shown below. I am unaware of the origin of the old chart.

My sample swatch measures 10¼”x10” (not blocked). I used a 4mm crochet hook and Double Knitting yarn, left over from a previous projects.

This design is reversible.

 



 

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Crochet Geometric Design – Interlocking crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

I have once again been experimenting with geometric designs using the technique of intermeshing –double filet crochet. The inspiration for the above design came from the chart below, which I found in a box of old charts. I think it was a machine knitting chart at one time.

In my opinion, the experiment has turned out very well, and I intend to use the design to make an Afghan. But I think this would also be a great design for a throw cushion/pillow.

My sample swatch measures 19.5” X 13” I used a 4.mm crochet hook and DK yarn left over from a previous projects. Unfortunately, I ran out of black yarn and had to substitute navy yarn in order to complete the design.

This design is reversible.

 



 

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Bruges crochet lace

I have recently tried Bruges crochet lace for the first time and I absolutely love it. Although simple, it’s endlessly creative when combined with other crochet techniques. The only limit is your own imagination.

Bruges crochet lace was developed as a method of imitating the appearance of a vintage handmade bobbin lace known as “Bruges lace”. Bruges crochet lace is much less complicated than the traditional vintage bobbin lace making technique.

Traditionally, Bruges crochet lace has been made with white cotton and linen thread, but almost any yarn of any colour can be used. Bruges crochet lace is a really easy technique, even for a beginner. The basic ribbon/tape can be used as a simple edging for many projects; such as garments, linens, shawls, scarves, tablecloths and much more.

You can make a simple piece by joining basic strips, or you can make more complex pieces requiring curved turns and arches.

The basic Bruges crochet lace ribbon/tape is a thin crocheted strip, composed of rows of double crochet stitches which can vary from 3 -5 or more, depending on the width of tape required. Each row is separated by a number of turning chains that stand out in arches, which creates a lacy effect, but are also functional connecting links that give the desired shape. The real beauty and creativity of Bruges crochet lace ribbon/tape comes into its own when you add shape to make the lace turn and curve.

This method of creating lace tape is quite simple but the resulting lace is very beautiful, both alone or when combined with other crochet techniques.


 

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