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My New Video Editor

My new video editor      
I AM VERY FRUSTRATED!!! I have to share my frustrations with you, ladies and gentlemen - to keep my sanity.

First, my old video editor started acting up and was not either editing well (I noticed in few of my last videos after uploading it to YouTube some dark flicks) or it was crashing on me when I was editing video. I went on-line and read the reviews of new upgrades and decided not to go that route because videographers cannot use that sucker anymore due to a bad coding. It crashes on them more than before or doesn't do what they are asking the editor to do, etc. I don't want to waste money on that... OK, problem solved. Let's move on.

So, I finally bought a new and expensive video editor that I was eying for about two years and which has good reviews. (Thank you, my dear husband and my dear mom-in-law for a really nice gift.) For a couple of days now I've been learning this new video editor so I can post more videos to my Youtube Channel for my knitting and crocheting virtual colleagues and fans. However, my new program (understand my new video editor) is a lot more complicated to navigate than the old one. I have to learn a new terminology and what it means, and learn new ways how it works. And that is quite exhausting to master. Hours and hours of re-learning and unlearning the old editor, AND learning new stuff.

Well, I finally put together about a 2-minute long video, but now my computer tells me that I do not have enough memory. OK, I click on something to "get rid of" something - whatever it is. Then I try to save it or upload it or whatever. Not happening. OK, no problem - be patient, Bronislava, I tell myself.

I try to "poke" around my new editor, click on many drop-down menus, then do a search on Google, read many questions and answers, then do few other steps in my editor AND then...... it completely crashes! Exhausted and starving because I don't eat when I try to solve problems, I go to the kitchen and make a meal for my lovely husband and I. He is also hungry, helping our daughter with math for as many hours as I learned my new program. Too bad our dogs can't cook.

So, the conclusion: I need to purchase a new hard drive and move a lot of stuff from my computer to that hard disk because I "burned" the connection to my old hard drive when I was upgrading my computer's operating system - I forgot to unplug it. Sigh. Well, it was almost full anyway. So no biggie. Then I want a new computer with a LOT OF MEMORY for my large video files (yeah fat chance). And I need a vacation. Too bad I keep spending so much money on yarn and tools. LOL.

Let's just keep knitting and crocheting and be happy.

Knitted Poncho Shrug

Easy Poncho Shrug
I believe that many of you saw a lot of different knitted or crocheted ponchos and shrugs in magazines, books, and these days even on-line. But have you ever thought about knitting (or crocheting) a combination of both? They are quite popular these days. In front (or on one side) it looks like a poncho, but in the back (or the other side) it looks like a shrug.

In today's post, I will introduce you to my newest idea, how to knit an easy "Poncho Shrug." It is easy because you use only knit stitch and few simple increases on one side only. Nothing elaborate. The beauty lays in the knit being knitted on thick knitting needles. All you will need is about 310+ yards of yarn (depending on your size), large size knitting needles, hook or yarn needle and scissors. And in a couple of days you will have an outfit that you can wear over your bikini on the beach, or over the tank top to a restaurant and still look fashionable. Especially, if you make it from a fancy yarn purchased on sale, just like I did.

First, draw a rectangle on the paper similar to mine (see below), then measure yourself from your neck across the shoulder down your arm to your elbow/or below the elbow (depending on how low over your arms you want your shrug to be). Then hold your arms at your sides and measure yourself around the chest and arms combined. Write down the measurements (purple arrows in my graph). If you do not want your Poncho Shrug fitted, add a couple of inches to your chest/arms length.

Next cast on about 20 stitches and knit a sample 4" long. Figure out how many stitches and how many rows fit into 1". Multiply your measurements (width and length) with stitches and rows that fit into 1." When I knitted about 1/2 of my length, I started to increase on one side every ten rows. The side with more stitches will be wider at the end, and when you sew the sides together, your opening for the head will not be too large. See written pattern below.



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VIDEO FOR RIGHTIES IS HERE

VIDEO FOR LEFTIES IS HERE

Copyright page - click HERE


PLEASE, COMMENT ON YOUTUBE BELOW MY VIDEOS, AND/OR SHARE YOUR IMAGES OF YOUR RECREATED WORKS ON MY FB PAGE HERE :-)

Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, to please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.

Let me know by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE.


Size:
small/medium


Materials I used:
Noro, Kibou; weight - varies (combination of #3 and #4); 54% Cotton, 34% wool, 12% silk; 100g/270m; 3.52 oz/295 yds; or any yarn of your choice, OR similar yarn that varies in thickness
Knitting needles - 10mm
Hook - 5mm
Scissors
Yarn needle (optional)


Abbreviation:
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
m1 - make 1 st into the stitch below the next stitch (then continue knitting next st in the regular manner)
K2tog - knit two together

st(s) - stitch(es)


Gauge:
will vary on a type of yarn and needles you will use, but my gauge is 4"x4" = 7 sts x 12 rows


Step-by-Step Directions:

Foundation: CO 44 stitches

RED COLOR YARN

Row 1-76               K44
Row 77                  K1, incr, K43 (total 45 sts)
Row 78-86             K45
Row 87                  K1, incr, K44 (total 46 sts)
Row 88-96             K46
Row 97                  K1, incr, K45 (total 47 sts)
Row 98-106          K47
Row 107               K1, incr, K46 (total 48 sts)
Row 108-116        K48
Row 117               K1, incr, K47 (total 49 sts)
Row 118-126        K49
Row 127               K1, incr, K48 (total 50 sts)
Row 128-136        K50
Row 137               K1, incr, K49 (total 51 sts)
Row 138-146        K51
Row 147               K1, incr, K50 (total 52 sts)
Row 148-162        K52
Row 163               BO all stitches


Finishing:

Fold the rectangle diagonally and sew or crochet bind off side to a long side starting in the corner of a short side -  for a reference see the image of a graph, or my video - see above.



If you find any errors, please let me know - click HERE

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See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page)

Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
"Summer Rain" Halter Top (M size)
Cerulean Hat
Poncho
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

Crocheted Tall Baby Crown

Crown for 3 months old baby by HandMadeRukodelky
© 2017
Quite some time ago I made my first simple crocheted crown for a baby. Depending on a color it could be done for boy or girl. It was a simple crown. Today, you will find a little more elaborate crown (my no. 2). More rows and different design. All our tiny babies should be treated like a prince or a princess.All babies deserve it. They are our precious beings or rather miracles. Put a crown on their heads :-)

In this post I am using a thick cotton yarn (again same color as before - I love these ombre shades), which is a medium #4 weight. I should be using 5 mm hook, but in order for the crown to be stiff and stand up well, I used hook 3.75mm. If you use bigger hook, it will make the crown slightly bigger, but more wobbly. A smaller hook will make the crown slightly smaller and stiffer.

I worked with 7 repeats. Each repeat is about 2" wide, so a "6 repeats" pattern would yield about ~12" crown around, while an "8 repeats" pattern would yield ~16" crown, and so on. Make one or more as party favors, for your teen, or as a fun gift.


Videos for Righties and Lefties coming soon

Copyright page - click HERE


PLEASE, COMMENT ON YOUTUBE BELOW MY VIDEOS, AND/OR SHARE YOUR IMAGES OF YOUR RECREATED WORKS ON MY FB PAGE HERE :-)

Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, to please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.

Let me know by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE.



Materials:
1 ball of Lily's Sugar & Cream Cotton Yarn, medium weight #4; 2 oz./56.7 g; 95 yds/ 86 m; color -butter cream ombre
Hook - 3.75mm
Scissors
Yarn needle


Size:
Circumference - 14.5" (3 mo - 6 mo)
Height - 4"

Abbreviations (American):
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - triple crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sts - stitches
prev. - previous 


Step-By-Step Instructions:

Foundation Ch56 join ino circle with sl st

Rnd 1             ch3, 1dc into each ch, join (total 55 dc + initial ch3)
Rnd 2             ch3, 1dc in next, ch2, skip 2 st, *[1 dc in next 2 sts, ch2, skip 2 st]* - repeat to end, join
Rnd 3             ch3, 1dc into each ch, join (total 55 dc + initial ch3)
Rnd 4             ch3 (loop), 1 sc into next st, ch2, skip 2 sts, *[1 sc into 3rd st, ch3 (loop), 1 sc into next st, ch2, skip 2 sts]* - repeat to end, join with sc into first ch3 loop at the beginning of Rnd 4
Rnd 5             *[ch1, into next "ch3 loop": (1 dc, ch1 - 6x), into next loop 1 sc]* - repeat to end, join with sl st into first sc st at the beginning of Rnd 5
Rnd 6             slip stitch into 2nd ch1-space in Rnd 5 (= skip 1st "ch1-space" and 1st dc in Rnd 5), ch3, 1 dc into next 2 sts, 1 tr into next 2 sts (Note: second tr will be at the top of "fan"), picot 3x into last tr, then 1 tr into 2 sts starting in the same stitch as last tr (Note: you should have 2 tr in the same stitch at the top of the "fan", incl 3 picots), 1 dc into next 2 sts, 1 hdc into next st; *[skip 5 sts, 1 hdc into 6th st (2nd ch1-space), 1 dc into next 2 sts, 1 tr into next 2 sts (Note: second tr will be at the top of "fan"), picot 3x into last tr, then 1 tr into 2 sts starting in the same stitch as last tr (Note: you should have 2 tr in the same stitch at the top of the "fan", incl 3 picots), 1 dc into next 2 sts, 1 hdc into next st]* - repeat to end, join with a slips st to 2nd ch of ch2 at the beginning of Rnd 6, make a knot and weave in both ends

In this graph you see 3 repeats of the pattern which is crocheted in the round


You should have 7 peaks.

Finishing (optional):

Weave into second row your favorite ribbon and tie a bow. Or buy some rhinestones and attach them to the crown. (I yet have to do that, although the crown looks beautiful as is.)


If you find any errors, please let me know - click HERE

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See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page)

Other Crocheted or Knitted Crowns

Crocheted Crown For a Child (easy free pattern)
Knitted Crown For Little Girls On Double Pointed Needles (free pattern)
Knit Along A Crown For A Child (video link)
Crown Knitted On Straight needles (pattern & video)

Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
"Summer Rain" Halter Top (M size)
Cerulean Hat
Poncho
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

Even Vampires Knit

OK, I have to write about a movie "What We Do In The Shadows" from a director Taika Waititi. I do not know if you like "vampire movies," but if I come across a movie that is a comedy and it has vampires in it, I have to see it. I think the movie crew made this movie quite cleverly. It was made in New Zealand and filmed in the form of a documentary, making it believable that vampires exist. And NO, vampires DO NOT exist. Don't let them fool you. But besides this movie being a pretty good comedy (I had many laughs) what I liked about it was that one vampire is a knitter!!! Not that actor could actually knit, but he had such a straight face while knitting that if you are not a knitter you would believe he surely knows knitting. LOL.

Anyway below is a trailer, and if you like comedies, men who knit and vampires it is worth of seeing it. Have a great day knitting or crocheting. I will because it is snow storming outside today. Too bad I cannot find another great vampire movie for this kind of weather.





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See or knit/crochet along my many tutorial videos which you can find on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page) 

Other Crocheted Items you may want to check out

Amigurumi Bunny
Amigurumi Egg - (video)
Yellow Chick - Decoration or Toy?
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Bubble Gum Wrist Warmers
Crocheted Bonnet For a Newborn Princess
Cat Hat (adult size)
Crocheted Boobies, a.k.a. Knockers (prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Knits you may enjoy checking out:


Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
Pink Simple Ankle Length Socks For Narrow Foot - Size US 6
Red Black Furry Shrug
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)
Snow White Hat (baby)

Crochet Easy Lacy Bracelet With Pearl Beads - Part 2

Click on the image to enlarge it
In my last post, I shared with you a pattern of a very simple bracelet with beads (click HERE for that post). I also promised you that we will turn a Simple Bracelet into an Easy Lacy Bracelet, which will be more elaborate but still easy to make. You can make just one piece to use as a bracelet, or two pieces for lacy, romantic wrist warmers. Your choice.

I am also planning Part 3, where I'd love to build it even further - into Romantic Hand Covers - sort of like gloves, but the piece will cover the only top of the hands.

That is my plan, but for now, if you want to continue making "Easy Crocheted Bracelet - Part 2," you will HAVE TO start with multiples of 8 + 5. Therefore, you will need to start with either 37 sts (for a small/medium wrist), OR 45 sts (for a large wrist = 7"+ wrist).  You will have to crochet 4 rows of Part 1. Then continue with pattern that is written on this page below = Rows 5 through 7.
Part 1 (Simple Bracelet) is a base for Part 2 (Easy Bracelet), AND Parts 1 & 2 will be a base for a bracelet in Part 3.

You can also crochet along my videos:

RIGHTIES - to see video of "Simple Crocheted Bracelet - Part 1" - CLICK HERE
and "Easy Lacy Bracelet - Part 2" can be found HERE

LEFTIES - to see this same video of Part 1 pattern on this page - CLICK HERE
and "Easy Lacy Bracelet - Part 2" can be found HERE (coming soon)


Copyright page - click HERE


PLEASE, COMMENT ON YOUTUBE BELOW MY VIDEOS, AND/OR SHARE YOUR IMAGES OF YOUR RECREATED WORKS ON MY FB PAGE HERE :-)

Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, to please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.

Let me know by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE.


Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
picot - ch3, then slip st into first ch
f/o - fasten off (cut off yarn or thread)
join - join with a slip stitch
prev. - previous


Materials:
Yarn - 1 ball of any cotton DK yarn (#3 weight/light) - I used Paton's Grace; 50 g/1.75 oz; 125m/136 yds; color black (or make it in any color, or any combination of 2+ colors)
Thick black upholstery thread
16 small pearls beads with diameter of 3/16" (or beads of your choice)
Hook size - 3.00 mm
Small button
Thin sewing needle for stringing beads and sewing a button
Yarn needle for weaving the ends in
Scissors


Size:
S/M (wrist circumference 6"-6.5"; the length of the bracelet is 7")


Gauge:
5 sc sts in 1"


Step-by-Step:

Make 1 for a Bracelet, or 2 for "Romantic Gloves With Pearl Beads - Part 3"(coming soon)


To make Easy Crocheted Bracelet With Pearl Beads, first Read Step-by-Step from my blog post "Simple Crocheted Bracelet With Pearl Beads - Part 1" HERE, and work on Row 1 through 4. We will continue with Row 5 in this post as such:


Row 5               ch3, 1 dc in next st, then into 3rd st: (1 dc, ch1, 2 dc); then skip 3 sts, 1 sc into 4th st, skip 3 sts; *[into 4th st: (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc); skip 3 sts, 1 sc into 4th st, skip 3 sts]* - repeat from * to * 3x total; into 4th st: (2 dc, ch 1, 2dc); and 1 dc into last st; turn

Row 6               ch1 (counts as sc), 1 sc in 2 consecutive sts, *[ch 2, skip 3 sts, then crochet into sc st from prev row: (1 tr, ch, 1 tr); ch2, skip 3 sts, 1 sc into 4th st (= into 3rd dc at the top of the "fan"), ch1, 1 sc into next st (4th dc at the top of the "fan")]* - repeat from * to * 3x total; then ch2, skip 3 sts, then crochet into sc st from prev row: (1 tr, ch, 1 tr); ch2, skip 3 sts, 1 sc into next 2 consecutive sts, and 1 sc into 3rd ch of ch3, turn

Row 7          ch1, 1 sc into next st, then *[skip ch2 from prev row and crochet into ch1 of "V" shape: (1 dc, picot) - 5x, plus 1 dc, note: you should have 6 dc + 5 picots in the ch1 of your "V" shape; then skip ch2 from prev row and crochet 1 sc into ch2 between 2 sc from prev row]* - repeat from * to * 3x total; then skip ch2 from prev row and crochet into ch1 of "V" shape: (1 dc, picot) - 5x, plus 1 dc, note: you should have 6 dc + 5 picots in the ch1 of your "V" shape; skip 2 sts, 1 sc into last 2 consecutive sts, f/o


Finishing:

Weave in both ends, sew a button on the opposite end of the buttonhole and wear to a party.


If anyone of you finds any error - let me know where it is and what kind of mistake by clicking HERE, and will fix it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE. Txs!


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See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page) 

Other Crocheted Items you may want to check out

Amigurumi Bunny
Amigurumi Egg - (video)
Yellow Chick - Decoration or Toy?
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Bubble Gum Wrist Warmers
Crocheted Bonnet For a Newborn Princess
Cat Hat (adult size)
Crocheted Boobies, a.k.a. Knockers (prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Knits you may enjoy checking out:


Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
Pink Simple Ankle Length Socks For Narrow Foot - Size US 6
Red Black Furry Shrug
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

Simple Crocheted Bracelet With Pearl Beads - Part 1

I decided to work on a "Bracelet Project" per one of my requests awhile back (can't keep up LOL), which was actually a fun one for me, and hopefully, it will be for you too. I am quite excited about my idea because I am building this design like kids build their wooden blocks. 
  • What I mean by that is that in this "Part 1" post we'll crochet just a very basic bracelet band, where we will incorporate pearl beads. At this point anyone can wear the bracelet as is when finished.
  • Then in my next blog post, I will be building it up, which will be "Easy Crocheted Bracelet With Pearl Beads - Part 2". Although it will look more complex, it will be still easy to crochet even for seasoned beginners. And again, with few added rows it will be wearable when finished.
  • And at last in Part 3, I will take these rows from Part 1 and Part 2 to even a higher level and make the final bracelet more elaborate with a lacy feel to it by adding again few more rows.
Stay tuned for the Parts 2 & 3, plus all videos. Come back to check if they are uploaded yet.

RIGHTIES - to see video of "Simple Crocheted Bracelet - Part 1" - CLICK HERE
LEFTIES - to see this same video of Part 1 pattern on this page - CLICK HERE

The bracelet pattern on this page will fit someone whose wrist is about 6"- 6.5".

If you want to make a bracelet on this page in a larger size (= Simple Crocheted Bracelet With Pearl Beads - Part 1), you can do multiples of 2 + 5. For each multiple of two sts, you need to add one (1) pearl bead (i.e., a foundation of 35 sts needs 15 beads, a foundation of 39 sts will need 17 beads, or a foundation of 41 will need 18 beads). These five (5) extra sts represent 2 edges, where one will have a buttonhole, and the other will have a button.

If you want to continue to "Easy Crocheted Bracelet - Part 2," you will HAVE TO start with multiples of 8 + 5. Therefore, you will need to start with either 37 sts (for a small wrist), OR 45 sts (for a medium/large wrist), because Part 1 will be a base for Part 2, AND Part 1 & 2 will be a base for Part 3.


Copyright page - click HERE


PLEASE, COMMENT ON YOUTUBE BELOW MY VIDEOS, AND/OR SHARE YOUR IMAGES OF YOUR RECREATED WORKS ON MY FB PAGE HERE :-)

Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, to please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.

Let me know by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE.


Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
f/o - fasten off (cut off yarn or thread)
join - join with a slip stitch
prev. - previous


Materials:
Yarn - 1 ball of any cotton DK yarn (#3 weight/light) - I used Paton's Grace; 50 g/1.75 oz; 125m/136 yds; color black (or make it in any color, or any combination of 2+ colors)
Thick black upholstery thread
16 small pearls beads with diameter of 3/16" (or beads of your choice)
Hook size - 3.00 mm
Small button
Thin sewing needle for stringing beads and sewing a button
Yarn needle for weaving the ends in
Scissors


Size:
S/M (wrist circumference 6"-6.5"; the length of the bracelet is 7")


Gauge:
5 sc sts in 1"


Step-by-Step:

Make 1 for a bracelet, or 2 for "Romantic Hand Covers With Pearl Beads - Part 3"

Preparation: thread your pearl beads onto the sewing thread

Using DK cotton yarn make a foundation of 37 chains

Row 1          sc into second ch from hook, then sc across = 35 sc (total 36 sts), turn
Row 2          ch1 (counts as sc), sc 30, then double your DK cotton yarn with your sewing thread and sc 5 to end, turn
Row 3          ch1 (counts as sc), drop the sewing thread and sc 1 over the thread with DK cotton yarn, *[slide 1 pearl bead all the way to the hook, bring the thread with the bead to the front of the work and sc 1, bring the thread to the top of the prev row, sc 1 over the thread]* - repeat from * to * 16x total (you should have 16 beads on the band), then pull gently on the thread to make sure the tension is same as the crocheted stitches, if you make it too tight, you can stretch the band gently until all the beads are in synch with the band; Note: you do not want the bead to hang, but you do not want the thread to be tight either; after you do your last repeat, you should have 2 more stitches left - finish the row with doubling your DK cotton yarn with your sewing thread again, then ch1(this will be your buttonhole), sc 1 into last st, turn
Row 4         continue with yarn/thread combo - ch1 (counts as sc), sc 5, drop your sewing thread and f/o, then sc 30 (you can crochet over the thread tail with few sc sts), turn
Note: if you want to work on Part 2, to make more elaborate bracelet, stop here. Your Row 5 will be crocheted differently. However if you want to make just Simple Bracelet continue with Row 5 on this page.
Row 5         ch1 (counts as sc), sc 35, then f/o


Finishing:

Weave in both ends, sew a button on the opposite end of the buttonhole and wear to a party.


If anyone of you finds any error - let me know where it is and what kind of mistake by clicking HERE, and will fix it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE. Txs!


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See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page) 

Other Crocheted Items you may want to check out

Amigurumi Egg - (video)
Yellow Chick - Decoration or Toy?
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Bubble Gum Wrist Warmers
Crocheted Bonnet For a Newborn Princess
Cat Hat (adult size)
Crocheted Boobies, a.k.a. Knockers (prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Knits you may enjoy checking out:


Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
Pink Simple Ankle Length Socks For Narrow Foot - Size US 6
Red Black Furry Shrug
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

Amigurumi Bunny

Someone asked me to make an Amigurumi video. Since I am always extremely busy with many other projects (fyi, I am working on about 30+ of them simultaneously!, including my art projects, and classes in our community college for a 2 year degree) that I was postponing this project for a later date, as I am doing with all other 30+ projects that I am working on LOL. However, the other day I saw an easy Amigurumi Egg on the internet with a free pattern. I sat down and videotaped it with Kristi's permission. You can see her free written pattern on her WEBSITE HERE, and my links to VIDEOS FOR RIGHTIES AND LEFTIES HERE.
Well, this got me hooked and I put EVERYTHING on hold and decided to work on my Amigurumi "test toy" design. A Bunny, that is. And then, just for fun, I decided to make a "stop motion" video with my Honey Bunny - so if you like positive videos you can see it HERE. One of these days I should make a crochet along Honey Bunny video. Hopefully. 

So, about almost a week later, after crocheting my Honey Bunny, taking notes of crocheting my Honey Bunny, making the fun video, you can see below the written outcome.
BTW, the beauty of making crocheted toys is that you can use any thickness of yarn with an appropriate hook. A thin yarn will produce a small toy; a thick yarn will create a big toy. I hope to make a video of how to crochet this bunny too. But for now, just a free pattern will have to do. So, if you decide to crochet this Honey Bunny, I hope you will have as much fun with it as I did.


Copyright page - click HERE

PLEASE, COMMENT ON YOUTUBE BELOW MY VIDEOS, AND/OR SHARE YOUR IMAGES OF YOUR RECREATED WORKS ON MY FB PAGE HERE :-)

Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, to please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.

Let me know by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE.



This is how I work - I write and rewrite my designs until they take shape that I am looking for;
and perhaps several days later I may have a sample for design to be published in the form of a free
pattern and most of the time a video too :-)
Materials:

Yarn: use any yarn you want; I used about 1/3 of Patons "Grace"; yarn weight - #3/light; 100% Mercerized Cotton; 125 m/136 yds; 50 g/1.75 oz; color white; plus a string of black for eyes (or use eyes, made specifically for toy making)
Hook size: use a hook one size smaller than a hook recommended by a manufacturer; I used 3.00 mm
Polyester Polyfill 
Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch marker


Abbreviations:

mr - magic ring (loop)
sc - single crochet stitch
sc "n" - single crochet 1 stitch in each stitch from  previous row, where "n" represents number of consecutive stitches needed to be crocheted (ie. sc 6)
m - marker (I use about 2.5"-4" long string of yarn, which I place right after I finish last sc stitch in each round and before I start a new sc stitch = the string stays between the stitches until I am done with each round)
inc - increase = make two single crochet stitches into the same stitch
dec - invisible decrease = crochet two single crochet stitches together through the front loops
[text in these parentheses] - repeat total number of times
(number in these parentheses) - total number of stitches you should have at the end of the finished row
sl st - slip stitch


Step-by-Step

All parts are crochet in spiral fashion, do not join rows with slip stitches, but rather continue immediately

Body - make one

Rnd 1               mr, sc 6; m
Rnd 2               incr 6x total (= 2 sc sts in each of next 6 consecutive sts); m (total 12 sts)
Rnd 3               *[sc 1, incr]* - repeat from * to * 6x total; m (total 18 sts)
Rnd 4               *[sc 2, incr]* - repeat from * to * 6x total; m (total 24 sts)
Rnd 5               *[sc 3, incr]* - repeat from * to * 6x total; m (total 30 sts)
Rnd 6               sc 30; m
Rnd 7               *[incr, sc 5]* - repeat from * to * 5x total; m (total 35 sts)
Rnd 8-9            sc 35; m
Rnd 10              *[sc 15, dec, sc 16, dec]*  - m (total 33 sts)
Rnd 11              *[sc 9, dec]* - repeat from * to * 3x total; m (total 30 sts)
Rnd 12              *[sc 4, dec]* - repeat from * to * 5x total; m (total 25 sts)
Rnd 13              *[sc 3, dec]* - repeat from * to * 5x total; m (total 20 sts)

Make small pieces of Polyfill and start stuffing them inside. As you finish two or three more rows add some more of the stuffing - make sure you do not make the stuffing lumpy, and that it doesn't make bumps on the surface. Spread it nicely along the walls on the inside.

Rnd 14-16         sc 20; m
Rnd 17              *[sc 4, incr]* - repeat from * to * 4x total; m (total 24 sts)
Rnd 18               sc 24; m
Rnd 19               *[sc 4, dec]* - repeat from * to * 4x total; m (total 20 sts)
Rnd 20               *[sc 3, dec]* - repeat from * to * 4x total; m (total 16 sts)
Rnd 21               *[sc 2, dec]* - repeat from * to * 4x total; m (total 12 sts)
Rnd 22               *[sc 1, dec]* - repeat from * to * 4x total; (total 6 sts);

Leave a long tail and f/o. Finish stuffing your Bunny's body so it feels firm. Thread your yarn needle with the long tail. Pick up the front loops of the 6 stitches from last row and close the opening.


Leg - make 2

Rnd 1               mr, sc 6; m
Rnd 2               sc1, incr - 4x, sc 1; m (total 10 st)
Rnd 3               sc 1, incr, sc 1, incr - 2x, sc 1, incr,  sc 2; m (total 14 st)
Rnd 4               sc 14; m
Rnd 5               sc 2, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 2; m (total 12 st)
Rnd 6               sc 2, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 2; m (total 10 st)

Make small pieces of Polyfill and start stuffing them inside. As you finish two or three more rows add some more of the stuffing - make sure you do not make the stuffing lumpy, and that it doesn't make bumps on the surface. Spread it nicely along the walls on the inside.

Rnd 7-8            sc 10; m; then finish with two extra sl sts to even out the edge

Leave a long tail and f/o. Finish stuffing your Bunny's leg, but don't stuff it all the way to the edge, leave the edge area flat, so the bunny's bottom is flat. Set aside.


Arm - make 2

Rnd 1               mr, sc 6; m
Rnd 2               incr 6x total (= 2 sc sts in each of next 6 consecutive sts); m (total 12 sts)
Rnd 3-5            sc 12; m

Make small pieces of Polyfill and start stuffing them inside. As you finish two or three more rows add some more of the stuffing - make sure you do not make the stuffing lumpy, and that it doesn't make bumps on the surface. Spread it nicely along the walls on the inside.

Rnd 6               *[dec, sc 4]* -  repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 10 sts)
Rnd 7-8            sc 10; m; then finish with two extra sl sts to even out the edge

Leave a long tail and f/o. Finish stuffing your Bunny's arm, but don't stuff it all the way to the edge, leave the edge area flat, so the bunny's arms lay flat at the body after you attach them. Set aside.


Bunny Ears - make two

Rnd 1               mr, sc 6; m
Rnd 2               incr 6x total (= 2 sc sts in each of next 6 consecutive sts); m (total 12 sts)
Rnd 3               *[sc 1, incr]* - repeat from * to * 6x total; m (total 18 sts)
Rnd 4-7            sc 18; m
Rnd 8               *[sc 7, dec]* - repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 16 sts)
Rnd 9               *[sc 6, dec]* - repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 14 sts)
Rnd 10             *[sc 5, dec]* - repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 12 sts)
Rnd 11             *[sc 4, dec]* - repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 10 sts)
Rnd 12-13        sc 10; m
Rnd 14               *[sc 3, dec]* - repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 8 sts)
Rnd 15              sc 8; m

Leave a long tail and f/o. Do not stuff your Bunny's ears, set aside.


Tail - make 1

Rnd 1               mr, sc 6; m
Rnd 2               incr 6x total (= 2 sc sts in each of next 6 consecutive sts); m (total 12 sts)
Rnd 3               *[sc 4, dec]* - repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 10 sts)
Rnd 4               *[sc 3, dec]* - repeat from * to * 2x total; m (total 8 sts); then finish with two extra sl sts to even out the edge. Leave a long tail and f/o.

Make tiny pieces of Polyfill and stuff the tail all the way to the edge - make sure you do not make the stuffing lumpy, and that it doesn't make bumps on the surface. Spread it nicely along the walls on the inside. (Note: I used a back of the pencil)


Joining Pieces Together:

Weave your long tail into a yarn needle and sew onto the body. Legs and tail are attached in triangle - legs in the third row and tail in the 5th row counting from the bottom center of the body (the wider part). Arms are attached above the legs, but in the 10th row from the top. Ears are bent at the edge into a moon shape and sewn on at the top of the head across Row 2 and 3 off the center (slightly toward the back). Eyes are sewn at the 7th row from the top, directly straight up from the front of each arm. Bunny's Snout (mouth) was created by making a cross in the middle between the eyes in the 9th row counting from the top.

After sewing each tail was weaved in invisibly.

ENJOY, COMMENT AND SPREAD THE JOY OF CROCHET AND KNITTING.


If anyone of you finds any error - let me know where it is and what kind of mistake by clicking HERE, and will fix it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE. Txs!


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See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page) 

Other Crocheted Items you may want to check out

Amigurumi Egg - (video)
Yellow Chick - Decoration or Toy?
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Bubble Gum Wrist Warmers
Crocheted Bonnet For a Newborn Princess
Cat Hat (adult size)
Crocheted Boobies, a.k.a. Knockers (prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Knits you may enjoy checking out:


Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
Pink Simple Ankle Length Socks For Narrow Foot - Size US 6
Red Black Furry Shrug
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)


Crocheted Easter Egg - Amigurumi Style

I have many friends that celebrate Easter holiday. Every year I am invited to a house full of adults and kids, and all of us celebrate this holiday the Czech way. There is always a lot of food, a lot of games, and an egg decorating contest. All of us participate in this fun activity - and of course, we let the kids win.
Over the years I decorated eggs with crochet designs. But I never made a "stuffed crocheted egg amigurumi." I was going to design my own "Easter Egg," but my schedule is overloaded, and it would take me a long time. I needed to save time for my videotaping, editing, and uploading. I decided to google a pattern for a crocheted egg. I came across Kristi's website where she allowed people to use her "egg" pattern for their projects, including any free class or e-course or as part of a free pattern. She allows anyone to sell finished items made with her pattern as well, provided we all give her credit.
I contacted Kristi and told her about my video of "her egg." She was very gracious. You know, sometimes it takes a long time to finish just one project. I know, I have been in those shoes many times. So, I was delighted I could use "her egg pattern," because she saved me a lot of time. And so, YES, I will gladly give her credit and would like YOU to visit her WEBSITE (see a couple of links to her different stores in FAQ page) or her ETSY STORE - perhaps you will find there a toy pattern you would like to make.

I found her "egg" pattern clear and easy to follow - you can click HERE to see for yourself. And lastly, see links below if you are interested in crocheting along my very detailed video (sometimes it is too detailed, but I can't help myself - there is always a beginner crocheter on my mind.)


"Crocheted Easter Egg Video" for RIGHTIES IS HERE. If you are a LEFTIE then CLICK HERE.

Material: 

  • In the video I used leftover self striping sock yarn
  • hook 3.00 mm
  • fiberfill
  • scissors


Enjoy making many of them in different colors for display or as a toy or a gift!


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See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page) 

Other Crocheted Items you may want to check out

Bubble Gum Wrist Warmers
Crocheted Bonnet For a Newborn Princess
Cat Hat (adult size)
Crocheted Boobies, a.k.a. Knockers (prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Knits you may enjoy checking out:


Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
Pink Simple Ankle Length Socks For Narrow Foot - Size US 6
Red Black Furry Shrug
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)


Copyright page - click HERE

PLEASE, COMMENT ON YOUTUBE BELOW MY VIDEOS, AND/OR SHARE YOUR IMAGES OF YOUR RECREATED WORKS ON MY FB PAGE HERE :-)

Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, to please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.

Let me know by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE.