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Free Sunflower pattern

Pattern UK terms

Slip stitch

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Htr – half treble

Dtr- double treble

Eleonora at Coastal Crochet has a great tutorial for these stitches here – She used them to create one of my favourite rows of the SeasideStashbusting blanket, the Long waves.

You will need :

Grey yarn (Super Chunky)

Yellow yarn (Aran)

8mm hook and 6mm hook

Scissors and wool needle/darning needle.

This sunflower pattern has been inspired by Sunflowers , a charity that My cousins have set up in Memory of Pete Morris, which supports families who have lost loved ones to suicide. If you’d like to visit their website or even make some sunflowers and send them To Suite 4 The Counting House. Bonds Mill, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. I know they’d been incredibly grateful for these crocheted donations (with a safety pin sewn to turn into a brooch) for them to sell and raise funds, Thank you. 🌻

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Teeny Tiny Crochet Bedding Tutorial

Hello! Welcome to my cutest project yet 🙂 don’t these little bunnies look ever so snuggly in their Granny Square beds?!

I love a quick project that works up fast and uses up little odd balls of yarn. Alternatively this might be a great introduction to crochet for you! I would recommend Bella Coco, Happy Berry Crochet and Coastal Crochet tutorials to learn new stitches, and grow your confidence. All of these ladies explain things so well, and you can pause, rewind and actually concentrate in peace and quiet in your own time, what a bonus!

This is what you’ll need to make your very own set of Crochet bedding that is perfect for little hands and also Sylvanian Families, Happy Land, playmobile, or other small toy friends to enjoy.

YOU WILL NEED

* Three colours of Yarn (a great scrap/stashbusting project)

*3mm hook

* Scissors

* wool needle / darning needle

ABBREVIATIONS

CH- chain

HTR – half treble

CH SP – Chain Space

SS – slipstitch

ST – stitch

Y1 – Yarn Choice One

Y2 – Yarn Choice Two

Y3 – Yarn Choice Three

TINY GRANNY BLANKET

This pattern is written in UK terminology – the little Granny square makes the perfect quilt for a tiny toy (Sylvanian, Happy Land, Playmobile) it has small (Half treble -htr- UK) stitches and a CHAIN ONE to make the corners, this is to reduce the “holey” appearance.

ROUND ONE

1. Use Y1 to make a Magic circle (a great tutorial here)

2. Chain 3

3. 2 half Trebles (Great tutorials here and here)

4. Chain 1

5. 3htr

6. ch 1

7. 3htr

8. Ch 1

9. 3htr

10. Ch 1

11. SS to join – pull magic circle tail tight.

12. Knot and sew in the ends using the wool needle.

ROUND TWO

13. Attach Y2 in a ch1 corner chain space

14. Ch 3

15. 3htr

16. Ch 1

17. 3 htr in the same ch sp

18. 3htr in NEXT ch sp.

19.Ch 1

REPEAT steps 15-19 x 3 to complete round 2.

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

ROUND 3

Start R3 by Attaching Y3 in a ch1 corner chain space.

Repeat steps 14-17.

21. 3htr In NEXT ch sp.

22. 3htr In Next ch sp.

23. ch 1

24. 3htr in SAME ch sp

Repeat 21-24

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

ROUND 4

25. Start R4 by Attaching Y1 in a ch1 corner chain space.

Repeat steps 14-17.

26. 3htr In NEXT ch sp.

27. 3htr In Next ch sp.

28. 3htr In Next ch sp.

29. ch 1

30. 3htr in SAME ch sp

Repeat 26-30 x3 to complete round 4

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

ROUND 5

31. Start R5 by ch 3

32. 2htr in next 2 st.

33. 1htr In ch1 chain space.

34. 11 more htr in each stitch. (12 stitches down each side.)

Repeat 31- 34 x3 to complete round 4

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

Congratulations Your tiny Granny Square is finished!

TINY CROCHET PILLOW

YOU WILL NEED

* Yarn

* Scrap offcuts

*3mm hook

* Scissors

* wool needle / darning needle

1. Slip knot to start.

2. Chain 15

3. 1 half treble (htr) in 3rd loop from the hook.

4. 12 htr in each stitch (13 stitches in total) TURN

5. Chain 2

6. 13 htr (13 stitches in total)

***repeat 5 and 6 eight times***

(10 stitches in total)

Knot and tie in the ends using the wool needle.

7. Fold the square you have crocheted Start in the bottom right corner and stitch both sides together, sew up the edges but leave the third side open.

8. Stuff with yarn scraps.

9. Sew the final edge together

10. Knot and sew in the ends.

Please tag me if you share your makes, I would just love to see your #jljteenygrannybeds in action!

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Contrast Popcorn Crochet Tutorial

Hello! I’ve enjoyed a little break but now I’m back with a brand spanking new tutorial for you.

My newest series of “Serendipity” Wall Art pieces have hit my Etsy shop, and I’ve had lots of enquiries about this bobble/popcorn stitch. So I’m trialling my first ever tutorial here, please wish me luck!

For a basic Popcorn Stitch Eleonora at Coastal Crochet has a fantastic video tutorial here as part of her Seaside stash busting blanket (you can find my cardigan based on her amazing pattern) I’d highly recommend watching her video of an excellent and clear guide to the popcorn stitch!

For this Sampler Tutorial you will need.

* 2 yarns in contrasting colours (I used Special DK in colours that showed up best on my “how to” pictures)

* Size 4 crochet hook.

* Scissors

To begin, you will need to choose Yarn 1 (Y1) and Yarn 2 (Y2)

1.Take Y1 and make a slip knot.

2. Chain 18.

3. One Treble in the third loop from the hook.

4. 15 more trebles in the next 15 stitches – [16 Trebles in total]

5. Chain two and turn your work.

6. One treble in the third loop from the hook.

7. Tie contrast yarn into the top of next stitch loop.

8. Use Y2 to continue (carry Y1 and catch in behind your work) and make 4 trebles in the same next stitch.

9. Remove your hook. Count four stitches back (last top loop of Y1) insert hook and pull the last loop through.Pull all the tails to keep the tension

10. Change/substitute Your working yarn back to Y1 and make three trebles in the next three stitches.

11. Change yarn for Y2 and repeat the popcorn stitch. 4 trebles in the same stitch. [steps 8&9]

12. For this sample Continue the pattern twice more. [4 popcorns on this row]Once you’ve reached the end of the row, chain two and turn your work.

13. Now we are working on the reverse side. To offset the popcorns we will do four trebles in the first four stitches.

14. Now make a popcorn stitch [but for the end of the popcorn you will insert your hook from the front of the work! Again – pop to see Coastal Crochets video tutorial to see what I mean] – when you look at the front side, hopefully the popcorn will sit beautifully in between those on the previous row.

15. Switch to Y1 and Continue with 3 trebles, repeat step 14 for popcorn stitch and repeat series again. You should have three popcorns on this row.

16. If you wish to add another popcorn colour, simply switch Y2 when needed and continue with Y1 to keep the background colour.

Thanks for reading, I hope you have as much fun with this beautiful stitch as I do! Please tag me in your posts or use #jljcontrastpopcorn and I can see your creations!

TTFN

Jen x