Monday, April 24, 2006

Dudessembly


Dudessembly

An afghan joining method to crochet…

© 2006 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude™

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Use this joining method to put together an afghan with the 12” squares of your choice! Just use the same hook size and yarn weight that you made the squares with.

With right side facing:

Rnd 1: Join with a sc in the second st of any corner. 2 sc in same space. Work 38 sc evenly on each side of square, working 3 sc in each corner st. Slip st to first sc. (164 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. * Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. * three times. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off. (88 dc)

Continue with the next square and with right side facing:

Rnd 1: Join with a sc in the second st of any corner. 2 sc in same space. Work 38 sc evenly on each side of square, working 3 sc in each corner st. Slip st to first sc. (164 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st, dc in next st. Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through first ch 3 space of any side of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next 2 sts. * Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through next ch 3 space of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next 2 sts.* 8 times. Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through next ch 3 space of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times. ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times. Ch 3, skip 2 sts, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat the joining method as described for the second square, joining sides of squares whenever they meet. The corners of squares are joined the same way using the corners that meet diagonally from each other, however you ch 3 before pulling the loop through the other corner, then ch 2 to complete the joining before working the next st.

Once all the squares are joined, border the entire afghan.

Rnd 1: Join with a slip st in any corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space. *@ (Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times. Ch 2, in order to join the corner loops of the two squares, take the corner loop of the square on the left and put it behind the corner loop of the square on the right. Work 2 dc in space just created. @ Repeat from @ to @ across. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner space. * three times. @ (Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times. Ch 2, in order to join the corner loops of the two squares, take the corner loop of the square on the left and put it behind the corner loop of the square on the right. Work 2 dc in space just created. @ Repeat from @ to @ across. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 1, 3 sc in same space. Sc in each st and 2 sc in each space across, working 3 sc in each corner space. Join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in any st. Reverse single crochet by working next sc in the st to the right of the sc previously made. Reverse single crochet in each st around, join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.





Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Travel Jewelry Pouch


Travel Jewelry Pouch
©2006 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude™



This drawstring pouch opens up to reveal six little pockets on the inside; perfect for keeping jewelry from getting scratched and tangled while traveling!

Finished Size: 3.5” tall and 5” across (when cinched) 10” across when opened

Gauge: 22 sts X 10 rows = 4” in dc

Materials:

Sportweight yarn – 2 oz in color of choice
Crochet Hook size G [4.50mm]
Large-eyed Blunt Needle
Pins (optional)

Outside Layer

Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring. * Ch 2, 3 dc in ring * five more times. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. This is the right side.

Rnds 2-9: Ch 3, dc in each st around, working (dc, ch 2, dc) in spaces. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 10: Ch 5, * skip one st, dc in next st, ch 2 * around working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each space. Slip st into third ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnds 11-12: Slip st into space, Ch 1, sc in same space. Ch 5, *sc in next space, ch 5* around. Slip st into beginning st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Inside Layer

Repeat Rnds 1-9 of outside layer. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly

With wrong sides facing, center both layers and pin together if desired. Attach the layers together by stitching through the ch 2 spaces and creating V shaped pockets.

Make a drawstring by chaining to desired length. Fasten off, then weave the drawstring through the sts of Rnd 10 of the outside.