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Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw - Knot My Designs

Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw

Some are addicted to chocolates, others few are to shopping; I got addicted to C2C crochet stitch. Corner-to-corner crochet stitch is a common passion for crocheters. It is a treasure chest for any crocheter that has an infinite number of patterns, animated objects, animals, flowers and more to offer. All you need is a pixel art of what you want to make. You can easily find grid graphs online made available by many generous crocheters for us to work on and create beautiful art with yarn.

I tried hard not to get addicted to C2C crochet stitch after working on Woof! Woof! Baby Blanket and C2C Checkered Lap Blanket. So, I decided to make a chevron patterned lap blanket as something to take me away from C2C. I was halfway into crocheting the blanket when I realized that the difference in the thickness of the yarns (I bought) was adding additional weight to it. Also, I was running out of time.

I decided to drop the idea and I started looking for new crochet stitches, which will make a gorgeous blanket using rust, pale orange and cream combinations of yarn. I stumbled upon this Pinterest picture. Guess what! It was corner-to-corner crochet diamond shape blanket. 

Call it luck or love, I was back to C2C.

Process:

The Ravelry link from C2C Diamonds Blanket for Baby Hemmesch described the pattern as 

C2C¹ Squares Pattern: 
4 rows grey 
2 rows gold 
2 rows mint 
2 rows grey 
3 rows mint (start decrease on 3rd row of mint here) 
2 rows grey 
2 rows mint 
2 rows gold 
4 rows grey

I changed the grey to cream, gold to pale orange and mint to rust.

One way to get the overall diamond-shaped design is to start with small parts and then add them together. Starting with making 12 rows diagonal line patterns, measuring up to 8″, join four of these parts together to form a diamond shape. However, after working on the above pattern separately, I realized that quite a lot of yarn was getting wasted while changing colours. Also, the higher number of knots, the higher chances of the yarn getting entangled between. 

In my previous C2C Checkered Lap Blanket, I had used 15 squares of Taupe (measuring 10″) n 15 squares of Green (measuring 10″) to make 60×40 size blanket. So in order to achieve the same size in this particular blanket, I would have to work on 30 bits of the diagonal pattern. This would also require securing the knots of every piece, sewing the stranded yarns of every piece, and stitching these parts into a blanket. It seems to be a pointless investment of time and energy.

Therefore, I decided to create a bigger C2C¹ Diamond graph and join them to make a blanket. I completed the 4 pieces of the diagonal pattern and joined them. Using this section as one diamond pattern, I created the diamond a graph. Now the graph has 24 rows measuring up to 16″. The graph is a continuation of the small pieces. I was glad about the outcome since the final pattern remained unchanged and helped me save the time and energy.

I was able to complete the project in a month easily, with there is less wastage of yarn and less hassle of securing the knots. 

P.S. I avoid too many joints in my work assuming if the blanket is used roughly, the stitch will still guarantee a long run. Provided that the wash care instructions are followed for maintaining the originality of the product. You can still opt for 8″ diagonal squares.

Pattern:-

The number of rows to work is 24. The total size of this square is 16″. To achieve the 64X40 size blanket.

C2C Diamond Graph = 8

C2C Extended Diagonal Graph = 4

I have joined these squares using Invisible Join Stitch.

Note: The size might increase or decrease depending on the yarn and crochet hook used.

Diamond Grid Graph / Pixel Graph:

Crochet C2C Diamond Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Diamond Pixel graph for blankets - Knot My Designs

Half-Diamond Grid Graph / Pixel Graph:

Crochet C2C Extended Diagonal Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Extended Diagonal Pixel graph for blankets - Knot My Designs

Diagonal Grid Graph / Pixel Graph:

Crochet C2C Diagonal Grid Graph / Corner-to-corner Diagonal Pixel graph for blankets - Knot My Designs

 

¹C2C crochet stitch:

  • [Chain 6.
  • R1: Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains. [ 1st corner block is made]
  • R2: turn the work, chain 6. DC in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains.  Slip stitch on the chain 3. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in the same chain 3 space of the previous row. [2nd row contains 2 blocks]
  • R3: Repeat R2 ]

²Decreasing C2C crochet stitch

  • [turn the last row. slip stitch on 1st DC, 2nd DC, 3 DC.
  • Slip Stitch(SL ST) chain 3 space. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in same chain 3 space.
  • Continue (SL ST, chain 3, 3 DC) in next chain 3 space.
  • Repeat till the last 2nd block. SL ST in the last chain 3 space. ]

Caution Section:-

  1. The size of one diamond square segment might increase or decrease depending on the yarn and crochet hook used.
  2. The wool gauge of rust and cream are same but pale range is different. Thus, I have increased the 6:3 ratio of basic C2C crochet stitch to 7:4 Also, I included 4 Double Crochet instead of 3 in C2C crochet stitch. 
  3. The same crochet hook is maintained throughout the process.
  4. I avoid too many joints in my work assuming if the blanket is roughly used, still the stitch will guarantee a long run. Provided that the wash care instructions are followed for maintaining the originality of the product. You can still opt for 8″ diagonal squares.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 64″
  • Width: 40″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember: do not overdo it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - in progress - Knot My Designs

Crochet Persimmon C2C Diamond Throw / Lap Blanket / Afghan / Graphghan - in progress - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your sofa or cushions.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors are mostly containing natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The whole blanket can be made with one single colour yarn to soothe the interior.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Oswal Cream, Oswal Pale Orange – 12 balls, Oswal Rust – 2 balls.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD Store
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

C2C Checkered Lap Blanket

As creators and art-loving individuals, our objective is to create a magnificent product, which is loved and cherished throughout its lifetime. But bringing out quality within a given period of time can put us into pressure. To solve this problem, seasoned crocheters have invented Corner-to-corner stitch pattern.

The pattern is very simple and involves Double crochet, slip stitch and chains, but its rich and intricate look that it gives out makes an impact and mesmerizes us. We can create any pixelated art into blankets or pillows or drapes using this stitching style. If you search for C2C or Corner-to-corner crochet stitch, you will be amazed to see the extent of interesting and unique creations. After learning the stitch, I fell in love with it.

The challenge for me was finishing the blankets within 30 day time period and I could dedicate only 5 hours on a particular day for this. The problem compelled me to look for patterns that will meet my requirements and benchmark. Moreover, I was inclined to use C2C for blankets as home decor. The graphghans (graph afghans), or pixel art blankets are specifically targeted for kids rooms. After mulling for over a week, I decided to make a Chessboard graph. 

However, I was unaware of the quantity of wool required to complete the project. Since, I had 12 balls of taupe and green colour yarn balls, (each 50gms) bought for an adult throw, my concern was completing the chessboard graph even before I run out of yarn. As a solution, I decided to make a square swatch first using 1 ball of each taupe and green colour. Depending on the amount, I continued making squares of each ball. After completing 10 balls, I estimated the pattern and number of squares required.

Process:

The pattern is corner-to-corner(C2C) crochet. There is the total of 30 square blocks of 2 colours. Square blocks of 9″ each is made using taupe and green colour wool. Each square block is worked diagonally.

Corner-to-corner crochet is always worked diagonally. For any square block, the stitch is increased diagonally and then decreased to form a square. For more information, check out the video.

Each block of green and taupe colour is sewed using Invisible Stitch alternatively. 

Note: I stitched horizontally and then vertically (at one go) to avoid any knots and joints. I laid the square pieces and measured the yarn required to sew. With additional 4-5″ to the measured length, I started sewing the squares. 

Pattern:-

The pattern can be divided into 2 sections.

  1. Taupe Square
  2. Green Square

Taupe Square:-

C2C¹ crochet one square block of taupe for 15 times. Then start decreasing C2C crochet to end the square.

Make 15 such square blocks.

Green Square:-

C2C¹ crochet one square block of green for 18 times. Then start decreasing C2C crochet to end the square.

Make 15 such square blocks.

¹C2C crochet stitch:

  • [Chain 6.
  • R1: Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains. [ 1st corner block is made]
  • R2: turn the work, chain 6. DC in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains.  Slip stitch on the chain 3. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in the same chain 3 space of the previous row. [2nd row contains 2 blocks]
  • R3: Repeat R2 ]

²Decreasing C2C crochet stitch

  • [turn the last row. slip stitch on 1st DC, 2nd DC, 3 DC.
  • Slip Stitch(SL ST) chain 3 space. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in same chain 3 space.
  • Continue (SL ST, chain 3, 3 DC) in next chain 3 space.
  • Repeat till the last 2nd block. SL ST in the last chain 3 space. ]

Caution Section:-

  1. The selection of the yarns is important. The thickness and elasticity of the yarn and the chosen crochet hook determines the design.
  2. Also, your technique impacts the smoothness or finished look. Everyone has different technique ranging from tight stitching style to medium to loose stitching styles.
  3. In case, you are unable to get the required chosen coloured yarn of same thickness, you can change the crochet hook and your technique as you go around, to get the seamless look. For me, I chose 2 different crochet hook and used the same technique.
  4. The wool gauge of taupe and green are different. To get the square of 9″ each the no. of stitches are decreased or increased.
  5. The Crochet hook is also changed based on the wool. For taupe, 5.5mm hook is used. For green, 5mm hook is used.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 54″
  • Width: 45″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember: do not overdo it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

C2C Checkered Lap Blanket

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Checkered Lap Blanket in process – Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your sofa or cushions.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors are mostly containing natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The whole blanket can be made with one single colour yarn to soothe the interior.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Vardhamaan Green (10-12) balls, Vardhamaan Taupe (10-12) balls
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5mm, 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 
 
 Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.
 

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD Store
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket for Yarn - Knot My Designs

Oblong Shell Stash Basket

Increasing office space, ordering more raw materials etc. indicates growing business. Similarly, the need of another stash basket hinted at the growth of my work as I started collecting more and more yarn.

I already have a big Laundry basket full of wool. But it wasn’t enough to manage the stoke pile that was ending up lying around everywhere in the house. I do not own a separate crafts room in my current house, so I had to push myself to hold the current project to first make space and create another Stash Basket for myself.

I already have created a Stash Basket of Yarn. But I was not planning to create the same pattern again. I would take the blame that I do not like to replicate my work, rather add variety, unless ordered, to make the same thing. This always becomes helpful too!

Here, comes another pattern in the list of baskets for yarn. Every product is different and unique, so when you think storage and style and comfort, think about Oblong Shell Stash Basket from Knot My Designs.

Process:

I collected all left over yarns having the same crochet hook recommendation and then started working on constructing a new design. The procedure contains 2 parts: Base and Body

Base:-

At the base, I used all the leftover yarns to create a circular mat of 120sc (i.e. Single crochet stitch). Starting from 6sc and increasing 6 sc in every round up to 120sc. The picture shows various yarns I have used and completed.

Tip: Join all the left over yarns to create a big ball using Russian Join” method. This is the flawless and easy way to provide a seamless continuation of the yarn.

Body:-

There has been a lot of attempts in getting this final look.

Attempt 1: Continuing with Single crochet. This was giving me closed basket look which I wasn’t looking for at all.

Attempt 2: Following the same approach of the previous Stash Basket, I started with Double Crochet (DC). Instead of one SC and 5 ch, I worked on 3 DC and 5 Ch for one row. Then SC around next row and DC in the next and SC again in the next row. This completely distracted the synchronous flow from SC Base to DC Body.

Attempt 3: Continued SC up to 5 rows and then start using DC stitch. This was way too awkward and indescribable to me.

Attempt 4: I started browsing crochet stitches pattern from The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs. I decided to make Page139 – Shells- overall Patterns. SUCCESS!!! There is slight modification as this is going in circles with no turn at the end of each row.

Shell Overall Pattern:

R1: DC, *ch5, skip next 5ch, dc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * ending with DC. SS to join.

R2: Ch 3 (count as DC), *9 DC in each ch-5 space, skip 3 DC; repeat from * ending with DC. SS join.

R3: Ch 5, Skip 4DC, DC in each next 3 DC, *ch 5, skip next 6 DC, DC in each of next 3 DC; repeat from * ending with 4 sts, ch 2, skip next 3 DC, DC in the 3rd ch of the previous round.

R4: Ch 3 (counts as DC), 4 DC in next ch-2 space, *9 DC in each ch-5 space, skip 3 DC; repeat from * ending with 4 DC in ch-2 space, DC in the 3rd ch of the previous round.

Repeat R3-R4 till you get the desired height of the basket. I have used 3 different yarns and changed them after 6 rows.

Caution Section:-

  1. The selection of the yarn is important. The thickness and elasticity of the yarn and the chosen crochet hook determines the design.
  2. Also, your technique impacts the smoothness or finished look. Everyone has different technique ranging from tight stitching style to medium to loose stitching styles.
  3. In case, you are unable to get the required chosen coloured yarn of same thickness, you can change the crochet hook and your technique as you go around, to get the seamless look. For me, I chose crochet hook larger than recommended one to give a smooth and open stitch.

 

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height: 14″
  • Diameter: 12″.

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement. This bag expands further 4-5″ for wool to insert properly.
  • You can insert a liner inside the basket if you are keeping small items, to avoid falling off.
  • You can add pom-pom, tassels, charms, miniature idols, mini toys, amulets etc matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Oblong Shell Stash Basket

Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket free pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket free pattern - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Oblong Shell Stash Basket free pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour matching with your Home Decor. You can also prefer contrast colour to pop up a section.
  • If in doubt, go for earthy colours or natural colours.
  • The basket can be used to stash away toys, throws, wool, any clutter around your house.
  • If you insert and stitch a liner inside the basket, then you can add a drawstring to make it as go to bag for the beach too.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: scraps of leftover yarn.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined Icon Machine Wash, Warm, Permanent PressCare Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In ShadeCare Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Free Pattern with Peppermint Candy Style - Knot My Designs

Christmas Treeskirt

You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
(Big, fat Santa’s on his way)…

Christmas Carols, Christmas decorations, Christmas is on the way!

It’s Christmas! Every mall, every store, every home looks beautiful decorated with Poinsettia, candles, lights, stockings, gift-wrapped items, wreaths made with pinecones and lots of other ornaments. But any decoration is incomplete without a Christmas tree!

History (wiki) says that according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, “The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolise eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime.”

Another folk version defined Christmas tree as “Tree of Paradise in remembrance of the birth of Adam and Eve; where the tree with apples is now replaced with the red shiny baubles.”

In modern world, we decorate them with bells, candy canes, snow globes, lights, garlands, ribbons, tinsels, golden, silver and other different colored baubles; the tree skirt covers the tree stand;  snowman or reindeer shaped ornaments are hanged; and a star at the tree top is added to complete the decoration.

Process:

When my customer was decorating her Christmas tree, she approached me for Christmas tree skirt for her tree. After gathering the details about the decoration theme, I decided to make a peppermint candy style tree skirt with nude and red yarn. I followed the Redheart – Peppermint Candy Throw and Pillow pattern.

But it was difficult to get the initial startup. So, I used SmoothFoxLover – Christmas Tree Skirt to get the start.

My tree skirt dimension was supposed to be 50″ in diameter. I worked for 6 rows as mentioned in the pattern. Then instead of switching yarn at alternate rows, I followed the Redheart – Peppermint Candy Throw and Pillow procedure to continue further. I kept on increasing counts till the skirt diameter was 50″.

Pattern:-

The design is evolved from bits and pieces of 2 different patterns. It can be divided into sections for better understanding.

  1. Initial Shell stitch line.
  2. Expansion of the Open Base.
  3. Peppermint Style Body

Initial Shell Stitch line:-

R1: With Bone Color (Base Color- BC). Chain 5.

R2: Double Crochet (DC) in the 4th chain from the hook, DC in the 5th chain in the hook. (A shell is created) Do not cut the yarn; do not turn.

R3: Chain 5, DC in the 4th and 5th ch as in R2.

Repeat R3 or keep adding shells to the line 16 more times. Do not cut the yarn.  Total 18 shells, 36 DC, 18 ch-3 space.

Expansion of the Open Base:-

R1: Join Autumn Red (Contrast Color-CC) on the right side (RS); (Ch 2, DC, Ch 2, 2DC) in the 1st ch-3 space. Make [V stitch]¹ on every ch-3 space. Turn. Total 18 V stitches, 72 DC, 18 ch-2 space.

R2: Continue with CC on the wrong side (WS); Slip Stitch on 1st DC. Ch 3, [V stitch]¹ in the 1st ch-2 space, DC in DC, *Skip 2 stitches, DC in next stitch, [V stitch]¹ in ch-2 space, DC in DC*; repeat *-* till the end. Skip the last stitch. Turn. Total 18 V stitches, 108 DC, 18 ch-2 space.

R3: RS: Slip Stitch on 1st DC. Ch 3, DC in next DC, [V stitch]¹ in the 1st ch-2 space, DC in 2 DC, *Skip 2 stitches, DC in 2 DC, [V stitch]¹ in ch-2 space, DC in 2 DC*; repeat *-* till the end. Skip the last stitch. Turn. Total 18 V stitches, 144 DC, 18 ch-2 space.

Peppermint Style Body:-

R1: using Base color (carrying CC in the back), Ch 2, DC in 4 DC, 2 DC in ch-2 space, DC in 4 DC; *with CC in front and BC in back (DC in 4 DC, 2 DC in ch-2 sp, DC in 4 DC), with BC in front and CC in back (DC in 4 DC, 2 DC in ch-2 sp, DC in 4 DC)*; repeat *-* till the end, ending with CC 10 DC.Turn. Total 180 DC. 90 BC- DC, 90 CC-DC.

R2: Using CC in front and BC in back; Ch 2, DC in 9 DC, 2DC in next DC; *with BC in front and CC in back (DC in 9 DC, 2DC in next DC), with CC in front and BC in back (DC in 9 DC, 2DC in next DC)*; repeat *-* till the end, ending with CC 11 DC.Turn. Total 198 DC. 99 BC- DC, 99 CC-DC.

R3: Using BC in front and CC in back; Ch 2, DC in 10 DC, 2DC in next DC; *with BC in front and CC in back (DC in 10 DC, 2DC in next DC), with BC in front and CC in back (DC in 10 DC, 2DC in next DC)*; repeat *-* till the end, ending with CC 12 DC.Turn. Total 216 DC. 108 BC- DC,108 CC-DC.

Repeat R2- R3 till you get the desired diameter. I aimed for 50″.

¹[V Stitch] – (2 DC, Ch 2, 2DC) in same chain space.

Caution Section:-

  1. This tree skirt contains 2 colours divided into alternate Red and Bone colour 6 times.
  2. Make sure the next row should match the colour sequence of the previous row.
  3. Carry the other colour in the back to avoid knots and joining of the yarn.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • The diameter of the tree skirt: 50″.

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • You can add a different colour edging to the tree skirt.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for a different colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Christmas Tree Skirt

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Free Pattern with Peppermint Candy Style - Knot My Designs

 

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt made of Peppermint design from nude and red color yarn

 

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Free Pattern with Peppermint Candy Style - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Hide the awful colour and shape of the tree stand with the Tree-Skirt and place all the gifts on it on Christmas night.
  • Add a crochet toy or plush toy at the centre and stitch all the ends to make a soft baby blanket as Snuggly Lovies.
  • Mix and match all Christmas colours. Make sure they are not too popped out, else the tree decorations and colourful gifts packs will turn out to be a disaster.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Caron Simply Soft – Autumn RedCaron Simply Soft – Bone 3 balls each.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet hook: 6mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care then, the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Fall Season Crochet Maple Wreath Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Maple Wreath

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
— Albert Camus

While crocheting the Maple Leaf Bookmark, I got the idea of making a maple wreath for my home. It is Halloween time again and the residents in my locality have already started the celebration and decorated their houses with a wreath. Even my neighbor has placed a big cream puffed wreath on her door while my door was empty.

Even my neighbor has placed a big cream puffed wreath on her door while my door was empty. I do have a Halloween wreath that I prepared last year, but I was thinking of something more than just decorating the entrance for that one particular month.

Here in North America, I find all the seasons very attractive, especially the Fall; when the trees shed leaves and everything is covered with hues of orange, red, yellow, rust, and green that brighten the environment. And I believe, only North America welcomes this season with so much pleasure.

Process:

I am always inclined to Irish Crochet pattern. They are intricate, detailed, attractive and very stylish to look. I was looking for Maple Leaf Pattern to make one for the coming Autumn season. A Maple wreath. I liked that Redheart captured that same look in their Maple Leaf Banner. I chose a multicolored yarn for giving that Autumn look.

  • Using the Irish Maple leaf pattern, I made 7 red maple leaves, 3 yellow maple leaves, and 15-16 ombre autumn maple leaves.
  • Bought the wire wreath frame, berries from the store.
  • Rearranged all the leaves around the frame and started sewing to stick.
    • You can use green paddle wire to tie them on the wreath.
  • Hanging Loop: Chain 11 around the frame at the top. Join at the beginning. Single Crochet in each chain stitch to give stability.
    • You might sew the bottom with the wire to secure the placement of the hanging loop.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Wire Wreath Frame size: 12″
  • Maple leaves length: 5″-6″

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can include some green leaves too.
  • Pine cones can be added too.
  • Check out the store for more decoration ornaments.
  • You can use paddle wire to fix your leaves to the wreath frame or sew them from behind.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Maple Wreath

Crochet Fall Season Maple Wreath Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Crochet Fall Season Maple Wreath Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Crochet Fall Season Maple Wreath Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • You can buy a door hook and hang your wreath or make a hanging loop and nail it on the door or the wall.
  • The Wreath can be made with different shades of green, red, brown, orange etc to give a different view of the season.
  • Extra leaves can be used to decorate bags, beanies, hats, warmers etc.
  • You can stitch a ribbon/yarn chain, ending with pompom/tassels, and use it as a bookmark.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Lily Sugar N Cream – Autumn LeavesJo-Ann Lily Sugar N Cream Solids – RedJo-Ann Lily Sugar N Cream Solid – Sunshine
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet hook: 5.5mm
  3. Paddle Wire: Jo-Ann Green Paddle Wire
  4. Wreath: Jo-Ann Wire Wreath Frame
  5. Wire Cutter Plier: Jo-Ann Craft & Jewelry Plier
  6. Needle
  7. Scissors
  8. Measuring Tape
  9. Embellishments – Red Cherries
  10. Stitch Markers – My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch Marker, Amazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customized form, please check out the following the further options. The color combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs everytime you use or share them.

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Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Inkwell Baby Blanket for Stroller

A baby always brings happiness in the family. Parents start dreaming about a whole new world. In this busy life where we are burdened with liabilities, responsibilities and job pressure, the presence of baby helps you to mould yourself completely into a different timeframe; you act like a child, you become one. You start recalling the good old fun-loving and mischievous yet innocent days of your life. In this not only the baby is very well entertained, but also your mind is refreshed.

When my friend started discussing the ideal list of items that could be gifted to her friend who just became a mum, I suggested a baby blanket for home or outside on a stroller as an everyday use item. I chose this black-white-grey mixed yarn to make a unisex blanket for the baby.

Process:

The procedure is simple. 81 chains and Single crochet in each row till the size of the blanket is 39″x39″. Ideal size for stroller blanket is 37″x37″. It can vary based on the thickness of the wool too. It required 3 balls of yarn to get 39″ size of the blanket.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

39″ x 39″ is ideal for home or outside or stroller.

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the size of the blanket for a different purpose.
  • You can add a plush toy in the corner for the fun.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for a different colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember when the yarn contains multiple colours then it is best to go for a simple pattern. A combination of exquisite pattern and multiple colours do not age well. We draw attention to one feature that brings out the beauty, not the beast to get an exquisite piece. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Inkwell Baby Blanket for Stroller

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Crochet Inkwell Baby Blanket for stroller free Pattern - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour for your kid’s room, stroller.
  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your sofa or cushions.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors are mostly containing natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The whole blanket can be made with one single colour yarn to soothe the interior.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in your wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Bernat Baby – Inkwell
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 11 mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Crochet Accessories Gadget Container Box - kNot mY deSigns

Accessories Gadget Container Box

Talk about, organization and one of the first lessons to learn is Categorization. Even if it is something as big and crucial as an Enterprise or something as small as your bedroom. In interior decoration, architects and designer lay emphasis on organizing furniture and decorative items to make the house warm and inviting. But there are certain small places like drawers or closets that get neglected. So how do you categorize these areas where the clutter-causing culprits are small contents such as accessories, cosmetic kit, grooming kit? Enters, small containers, baskets, organizers, boxes etc made solely to solve this purpose.

Process:

For me, instead of buying them off the rack, I opted to make a few with the scraps of yarn left from my old projects. Not only I fulfilled the purpose of the organization but I have a brighter and neater look to the drawers and closet. I have used the same procedure as defined in 2-Yarn Basket or 2 Yarn Side-Table Basket. As per the area, I have increased/decreased the base of these boxes. My containers are used for hair accessories, electronic gadgets, ornaments, grooming item and other ignored items. All these organizers are made out of scraps that were kept in my Stash Basket.

Tip: To give a tighter stable balance, use one size less than recommended crochet hook.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height: 2″-3″
  • Diameter of the Basket: 5-8″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement. Choose the height and diameter of the mini baskets based on your drawer size.
  • You can add pom-pom, tassels, charms, miniature idols, mini toys, amulets etc matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Accessories Gadget Container Box

Crochet Circular Accessories/Gadget Container/Basket/Organizer for drawers , Knot My Designs

Crochet Circular Accessories/Gadget Container/Basket/Organizer for drawers , Knot My Designs

Crochet Circular Accessories/Gadget Container/Basket/Organizer for drawers , Knot My Designs

Crochet Circular Accessories/Gadget Container/Basket/Organizer for drawers , Knot My Designs

Crochet Accessories/Gadget Container/Basket/Organizer for drawers , Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour matching with your drawers of storage shelves. You can also prefer contrast colour to pop up a section.
  • If in doubt, go for earthy colours or natural colours.
  • You can use them as side table baskets too to keep your mobiles, spectacles, lip balms etc. But you need to increase the diameter to another 2″-3″.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Stash Basket of Yarn – white, yellow, pink, red, beige, brown etc.
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5-6.5mm based on the yarn selection and recommendation
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Crochet Mediterranean Doily Free Pattern for home decor - Knot My Designs

Mediterranean Doily

Tring Tring!

Ding Dong!

What these sounds remind you of? A telephone or a house doorbell.

While a doorbell is still present and efficiently used in most of the current houses, a telephone, an original bakelite telephone, is now considered as a vintage collection. The sound of the ring was Tring Tring! We used to roll the numbers with our fingers to dial. It was a strong and tough item that could be used to knock someone out too!

Not like the modern day-to-day smartphone where you are always concerned about it falling and shattering into pieces. The young generation may not familiar with these sounds anymore. Now you can have your own ringtones and doorbell sounds unlike us.

People born in 80’s and early 90’s are quite familiar with a bakelite telephone. We can recall those days when we used to run down to the hall to answer the phone. Unlike the mobiles and cordless devices of today, the phones used to have a big round dialer and no called id. Vintage! isn’t it?

Similarly, in the world of crocheting, a few designs are as Vintage patterns. Crochet Doily is one of the evergreen patterns. In India, these doilies cover the Bhoga (food offering) plate for the Hindu Deities. I tried this design for my customer, who has a small Pooja Ghar (Altar) inside her house. She can now offer Bhoga and cover it with a doily.

Process:

This is my first attempt to create a doily using crochet thread. I liked the Redheart – Mediterranean Surf Doily pattern. I tried making another one with regular yarn too. Table-cover, Patios table cover, Pooja-Ghar Thali etc are various ways where you can utilize doilies.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Diameter: 9″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement. Add a couple of last rows to increase the size.
  • You can add ruffles, laces with embroideries, beads, ribbons, or buttons, fringes etc.
  • These embellishments can be composed of suede leather, fabric, yarn, silk etc.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Mediterranean Doily

Crochet Mediterranean Doily Free Pattern for home decor - Knot My Designs

Crochet Mediterranean Doily Free Pattern for home decor - Knot My Designs

Crochet Mediterranean Doily Free Pattern for home decor - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Decorate the centre-table with this doily and vase.
  • Use it as cover for offerings in Temples.
  • Attach a couple more doilies to form a table runner.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Crochet thread white, Vardhman 4 ply wool
  2. Crochet hook: 1.75mm, 5mm respectively
  3. Scissors
  4. Needle
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Crochet Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow Cover Free Pattern for Home Decor- Knot My Designs

Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow

SHAPES !

Anything that defines a physical boundary is a shape. The shapes are either 2 Dimensional (2D) or 3 Dimensional (3D). They are also specified as geometric or non-geometric. You can also view them as symmetrical or asymmetrical.

SHAPE is one of the fundamentals or the key elements in interior designing, apart from texture, colour, line, form, and space. Though symmetrical shapes are pleasing to the eye because of the defined pattern or structure, asymmetrical shapes have come into vogue, since the non-defined design creates a tension, thus grabbing more attention. And when bringing this concept of Art into your home, you capture focus by bringing two unpleasant or incomplete shapes into a perfect one.

Interestingly, my inspiration behind creating a symmetrical shape with an asymmetric design came from my mistake. I got determined to make a crochet tote bag for myself using yellow and grey colour yarns. A contemporary coloured bag representing modish look. The bag turned out too big for my size. I could have either defined the dimension using a cloth and followed the pattern or could have started making it, and halted only when I felt that the size was good enough for me. The pattern came out beautifully and I didn’t want to undo it. After thinking deeply for a few days, I came up with an idea of converting into a Pillow.

Process:

I made a lot of changes in this pattern. Instead of following the defined dimensions of the rectangle, I increased the size by 1/3rd. I used 5.5mm crochet hook for cotton yarn. I used Half Double Crochet (HDC),

I used Half Double Crochet (HDC), instead of Single Crochet (SC), to form a Knit style look when working in rows. To cover the 4th side, I was juggling between using the same colours or a completely different one. I chose white cotton yarn and created a square shape with same chain count as the above rectangle. I used the same pattern and finally delivered this Boxed Pillow.

Since this pattern emerged from a series of mistakes, the procedure can easily be divided into 2 parts;

  1. Tote Bag Formation
  2. Covering Square

Tote Bag Formation:-

Make a rectangle shape.

R1: Chain + 2  to get a 15″ line. turn. ( I do not remember the actual count.)

R2: Half Double Crochet (HDC) across from 2nd chain. turn.

R3: HDC in the 3rd Loop of HDC as shown in a Knit style look when working in rows.

R4: HDC in the Back Loop only as shown in a Knit style look when working in rows.

Follow the process until you get the desired length. The length should be 3times the width. Here the width is 15″, length will be 45″.

Finishing:-

  • Fold the Rectangle as per the design. Use this link – crochet tote bag for myself to sew the bag.
  • One side will have more yellow than grey when you fold it. Sew that side with yellow yarn using simple joining method. Sew Yellow with Yellow.
  • Another side will have a majority of grey colour popping out. Sew this other side with grey yarn using same simple joining procedure. Sew Gray with Gray.

Covering Square:-

R1: Chain + 2  to get a 20″ line. turn.

R2: Half Double Crochet (HDC) across from 2nd chain. turn.

R3: HDC in the 3rd Loop of HDC as shown in a Knit style look when working in rows.

R4: HDC in the Back Loop only as shown in a Knit style look when working in rows.

Follow the process until you get the desired length of 20″.

Note: The calculations might be tricky to follow. Once you have made the bag, you need to calculate the length of the side unstitched. Accordingly, make the square using the same Knit Style Technique.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • The size of the Pillow cover is 22″ x 22″.

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • You can insert a zip on one side of the diagonal stitch for the washing purpose.
  • You can add tie knots sections on one side of the covering square.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow

Crochet Free Home Decor Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow Cover Pattern - Knot My Designs

Crochet Free Home Decor Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow Cover Pattern with Yellow, Grwy and White color set - Knot My Designs

Crochet Free Home Decor Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow Cover Pattern with Yellow, Grwy and White color set - Knot My Designs

Crochet Free Home Decor Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow Cover Pattern with Yellow, Grwy and White color set - Knot My Designs

Crochet Free Home Decor Asymmetrical Boxed Pillow Cover Pattern with Yellow, Grwy and White color set - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour matching with your interiors walls.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors are mostly containing natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • To showcase the pattern, you should always select a base colour and a contrast colour.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Lily Sugar N Cream – WhiteJo-Ann Bernat Delux – Rustic GreyJo-Ann Bernat Delux – Gold
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Pillow: Jo-Ann Fairfield Soft N Crafty Premier Pillow 22×22
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, please give the due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

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Crochet Rectangular Mosaic Rug Free Pattern as Home Decor - Knot My Designs

Rectangular Mosaic Rug

There are a variety of patterns around. Some are ancient, some are modern and some are evergreen. Out of them, mosaic art is evergreen for me.

Interestingly, this form of art dates back to the days of Mesopotamia culture in the 3rd millennium BC, where it was found in coloured stones, shells, and ivory. It has come a long way to become a popular craft.

Mosaic art is shaped by organising small pieces around to create a unified image. It could be used as eclectic, traditional, modern or contemporary themes for any interior or exterior decoration.

I was inclined towards learning different objects using crochet and decorate my home with mosaic art. I have already made Mosaic table mats for a customer and this was my attempt to learn and create a mosaic rug for my home.

Process:

The rug has worked horizontally but it gives a look of rectangular boxes repeated throughout. I liked the pattern from VintageCrochetRug – A Mosaic Rectangle. It is one of the most tiring and time-consuming projects that I have worked on.

Instead of working on the pattern exactly as it is scripted, I increased the initial chain count to 93 and followed the procedure.

Pattern Modifications:-

R1: Chain 93.

R2: Continued the pattern.

Tip: It requires patience, full attention, and regular re-checks. Any miss or skip of stitch is not visible until the row is complete.

Remember to add a layer of non-slippery rubber spray or shelf liner at the back of the floor mat.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 38″
  • Width: 16.5″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The open design is the main attraction of the mat. But you can add edging to form in a confined space.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for a different colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Rectangular Mosaic Rug

Crochet Free Pattern Pink+Brown color Rectangular Mosaic Rug as Home Decor for your home - Knot My Designs

Crochet Free Pattern Pink+Brown color Rectangular Mosaic Rug as Home Decor for your home - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Place it on the doorstep OR on the entryway Or in the Kids bedroom.
  • Choose the colour matching with your interiors walls.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors are mostly containing natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • To showcase the mosaic pattern, you should always select a base colour and a contrast colour.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The mat should be different than the floor colour.
  • The rubber liner will avoid slippage on any floor – hardwood, carpet, tiles, vinyl, cement etc.
    • The liner should not pop out. Select matching colour or subtle colour for your mat.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Caron One Pound – ExpressoJo-Ann Caron One Pound – Rose
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Sewing Thread matching with the base colour
  7. Sewing needles
  8. Non-Slippery Base: Rubber Spray Paint, Shelf Liner
  9. Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide the due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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