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Free African Flower Hexagon Coaster Crochet Pattern

Crochet this lovely coaster with Crochet Hook Size H – 5mm, and DK Cotton Yarn.

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PDF file to download and/or print:

005 Free African Flower Hexagon Coasters

 

Free Crochet Mandala Patterns

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This fun pattern is great for beginners and includes the                     7 inch rainbow to the left and the   and  8 inch circle below.

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 Crochet Mandalas Pattern – Two in One!

Can Crocheting Improve your Memory?

We all crochet for different reasons.  For me, it has been a passion of mine since I was a child.  In college I sold crocheted earrings.  And when I ended up retiring and going on disability due to Muscular Dystrophy, I had more time and opened up JadeRoseCrochet.com.

Now that I meditate, I realize how relaxing it is, and how the time flies when I am designing.  Now a study has shown that those of us who crochet and knit have less memory loss!

Click here for the full New York Times article.

 

Boho Fringe – Free Pattern

Fringe is in this year!  Would you like to up-date the look of your favorite scarf or shawl?

I took an antique design and modernized it by adding picot points, and then crocheted it around three sides of my shawl.

I used medium weight yarn with a J Hook( 6 mm for our friends up north and across the pond)

Picot Point:  ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1.

  1.  Attach yarn to the corner.  I just happened to have some left-over yarn that matched, but a contrasting color would work as well.            Ch 7.

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2.  Work a picot point:

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3.  y/o 5 times, insert hook into next st:

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4.  draw up a loop, (y/o, draw through 2 loops on hook) 6 times.  Note that you have to pull through 2 loops a little further than you are used to with dc and tr stitches, or you will end up with too much extra yarn at the top.   Here is what it looks like after you pull through 2 loops 3 times:

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Repeat 2 – 4 for each fringe in each st around your scarf or shawl.  When you get to the corner, work 2 fringes in each of the 3 corner points:

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Continue around 3 or 4 sides, fasten off, and weave in ends.

Pin it on your ironing board to block it, if you want.  If you like a casual look, skip this step.   Cover with a cloth and press on low heat, taking care not to burn or melt your yarn.

Put it on and enjoy!

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Crochet Challenge 2015

Join JadeRoseCrochet in participating in the 2015 Crochet Challenge,  Post War Blues, at the Booklyn Army Terminalby mixed media artist Isabelle Garbani..  This community based installation calls attention to the issue of the many innovations that occur as a result of war,  what happens after the conflict is resolved, and how we can work together to heal as a group.

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We are making flowers out of recycled plastic shopping bags come out of the train in a wave of color for 300 feet.  Click on the pic for more information, as well as instructions on how to cut up the plastic bags.

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To start you off, here is a free flower pattern.

Beginning with a magic circle, ch 1.

Rnd 1:  work 5 sc into the circle, join with sl st to sc at beg of rnd

Rnd 2:  ch 1, (2 sc in sc)5 times, join.

Rnd 3:  ch 1, (2 sc in sc)10 times, join.  20 sc.

Rnd 4:  ch 1, (2 dc in next st, 2 tr in next, 2 dc in next, ch 1, sl st in next st)5 times.  Join.  Fasten off.