Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bunny Basket Crochet Pattern ( Free Pattern)

This is another one of my easy peasy patterns . I used just a single strand of worsted weight yarn and was surprised to see it hold its shape quite well. I guess the fact that the design is compact made it work. I am not an Amigurumi expert and had some trouble sewing the nose and mouth. I am guilty of making sad faces even when I used to paint and am glad this bunny came out pretty smiling. Aah! The jinx is finally broken.

Pattern is worked using a H hook and can be finished in less than 2 hours. You can even consider adding a pompom to the back as its tail. Don't you think that is a lovely idea? So come up with your versions and don't forget to share the pictures on my facebook page. Enjoy the free pattern!

For the free pattern : Click Here!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How to work a Front Post or Back Post Double Crochet Stitch

Beginner Crocheters, you don't have to run at the sight of the words front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet ( bpdc). If you can manage a regular double crochet you can work your way through these too. Here is a comparative study that makes it as easy as it gets.

Both fpdc and bpdc can add more texture to your crochet project. These stitches are worked like the regular double crochet except for the fact that you insert the hook in a different way before you pull up a loop. Fpdc is easier to work than a regular double crochet. In fpdc, you insert the hook from front. In bpdc, you insert the hook from back. When doing bpdc, just fold and hold the work to keep it out of the way when you complete the stitch. Below is a step by step pictorial illustration of the two.

Regular Double Crochet

1. Inserting the hook to work a regular double crochet

Working a Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

1. Insert your hook from front to back through space between the double crochet stitches

2. Bring hook back to front thru next space between double crochet stitches

3. Yarn over, bring up to level of 1st double crochet and complete dc as usual

4. Completed fpdc


Working a Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

1. Insert hook from back to front thru the space between the dc stitches

2. Insert hook to the back thru the next space between the dc stitches

3. Yarn over, hold the work folded and complete the dc stitch as usual on the back of your work

Ear warmer worked using Front post double crochet Stitches

The ridges on this  headband are formed by front post double crochet stitches