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#54 CLOSED - Crochet bonnet with Cjustice
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Apr 1, 2014 19:30:14   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
This workshop is now open. Please sign 'I'm in' when you arrive - that way you will be included in the count. I will delete your

I'm in once I have counted your name.

FOR THOSE WHO START LATER - PLEASE READ FROM PAGE ONE AS THERE WILL BE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION.

YOU ARE NOW IN THE WORKSHOP.


We are very fortunate that our teacher is an excellent, experienced crocheter and has designed this wonderful Baby bonnet to introduce you to using floral motifs to make a project.

I hope you enjoy this class. We will be holding a follow up
class later on which will carry on with these projects.

Welcome to you all.
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INFORMATION

British English---- ---USA - American English

double crochet (dc)-- ---single crochet (sc)

half treble (htr) ------- ---half double crochet (hdc)

treble (tr) -------------double crochet (dc)

double treble (dtr)-----treble (tr)

triple treble (trtr) double treble (dtr)

miss skip

tension gauge

yarn over hook (yoh) yarn over (yo)
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You will make this bonnet in the colors of your choice.
You will make this bonnet in the colors of your ch...




 
Apr 1, 2014 21:39:44   #
cjustice
 
I am cjustice and live in Upstate SC

. Married 37 years, with 2 adult daughters and 2 awesome son-in-laws and 2 perfect grandchildren. I started knitting when I was about 10-12. Of course, it was long wavy edged never ending pieces. At about age 12 my grand mother was making some crocheted shawls which I thought were cool. I asked her to make one for me. She did me one better and taught me how to make one for myself. I then found boys, and my husband (OK, I married young...) and didn't do any needle work for many years.

I decided to learn to crochet again and checked out a book from the library. I crocheted for several years and then relearned knitting. I love both skills and really believe that needlework has saved lives, mine and others.

Most of the projects I create are from patterns and are gifts for others. I do like to change up the patterns a bit with special flourishes, or colors, or yarns...you know, you do it too, I'm sure.

The crochet wedding jacket was a project I created for my oldest daughter. It is made with crochet cotton. Daughter knew what “shape” the jacket should be, but left the rest for me. I'd made a couple of items that were my “pattern” but never anything as important or totally freeform. In September/October 2013 I was inspired by the Clones Mask and created one for Halloween that was similar, but decided to begin us with a really cute baby bonnet inspired by an old doily pattern.

When invited to “lead” this workshop, I looked at the other workshops and noticed several suggestions that I found on the “coat of many colors” workshop. Here are a few.

1. Get a notebook. When making your own creation, keeping notes is a MUST. I am pretty slack and don't keep notes on all my projects, but for something this large it was a MUST. I need to do better and keep a project notebook always, though I am good at taking pictures.

2. DO take pictures of your projects. It is a great record of your work, especially if you give many things away, and it tracks your progress.


3. Do NOT be afraid! This is not brain surgery, no one will die and the GREATEST thing about crochet is that is so easy to unravel!! It is not knitting. Plus some “mistakes” can become just what you wanted.

4. Do what makes you happy! Please, please, please don't just copy mine. I am not a “designer” per se. Use the colors, yarn, hook, motifs, garment that makes you happy! If you like it that is all that matters.

Once we start, I will check a couple of times daily for questions and comments. I PROMISE to check every day. Don't hesitate to ask any question, if you have one, I am sure someone else does too.

A note about materials. Please don't limit yourself. I am going to make this project out of #10 Crochet cotton. The “fine Irish Crochet” was done on very VERY fine thread. Crochet cotton is “sized” by weight and the larger the number the finer the thread. So #3 is almost like regular yarn. # 10 is most readily found and is considered bedspread weight. It is a bit heavy, but works well. I have not been brave enough to try the #30 or finer thread, besides my eyes are not good enough. I was surprised that Walmart had Size 3, 10, 20 & 30 Crochet Cotton and in several different colors. Of course, get your thread ANYWHERE!

Steel crochet hooks. Don't be afraid! The hooks are numbered differently also! The larger the number the tinier the hook, all the better to work the fine work that was done back in the day. I will NOT be using a tiny little hook. I am way WAY too impatient for that. Use what works for you, what makes a nice stitch, not too tight and not too loose.


This first project will be a simple baby bonnet. I pondered long and hard for the “right” project and just couldn't think of one more simply done, plus, we may just complete it in time for some special spring baby!

Skills:

This is an intermediate to advanced project, I guess...I hate to discourage anyone from trying. If you can ch, sc, dc, hdc, tr, sl st, sk, p, and probably some more, you can handle this project. If you don't know these, don't worry! I'll explain as we go and you can ALWAYS ask me! If you can read a pattern, that will be a necessary thing. One thing I've learned, when I'm following a really complicated pattern I get my non-knitting husband to read it to me. He reads it just a written and I stop him when I need to.

It really helps. You also need to be able to hand sew, just a little. I really hate to sew by hand, but it will be necessary for this project. I promise, you won't have to do a lot.

I am going to list exactly what I am using, but again I stress! Do what feels good for you! You can use yarn, colors, anything!

Materials: Crochet cotton, Crochet hook, scrap fabric (for pattern), contrasting sewing thread (to tack motifs to fabric), sewing needle, and large eye embroidery needle (for hiding those nasty tails).

My materials
:
Hook #7

Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 1000 yard each in a variety of colors.
I used the following colors: White, pink, yellow, orange, lavender, blue, hot pink, blue
light green

Gauge: Doesn't matter! (woo hoooo! I HATE swatching LOL)

Next ramble: motifs.

. I made several different ones before deciding what I liked most. Have fun with this. Do some research and find what works for you.

I WILL list the ones I am using for this project, but AGAIN, use what makes you happy! I really LOVED the pansies. They were my favorite flower in this project, though the other flowers are cute.

For this project, I used flower designs. These are more “modern” patterns. I will share what I used and of course, you can make your own.

IMPORTANT!! If you are using antique patterns be aware that the abbreviations are not the same as American crochet-ers are familiar with. See chart below:

I was inspired by an old doily pattern and looked up free flower patterns, changing and tweaking to my liking. I encourage you to do the same. I work in much coarser, heavier thread then used in original Irish Crochet. I want to finish my project and I get very bored if things take toooo looonnnngggg... So it is up to you. I think you could even use lace yarn! The project would go even more quickly.

Stitches
:
Magic loop
CH=chain
SC=Single Crochet
DC=Double Crochet
TRC=Treble Crochet
HDC=Half Double Crochet
SL=Slip
ST=Stitch
JN=Join
SK=Skip

Below are the patterns for the flowers I used. Again, do what you like!

Let's begin!

SMALL FLOWERS

http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-crochet-the-five-petal-flower-motif/

I do not like knots. I've never found one that I like. They leave Lumps in the work, so, what I do is try to work the tails in when possible and hiding ending threads with an embroidery needle, usually at the end. So once I make the Magic Loop and make the 10 sc and pull tight, I work the blue trapping the yellow in the stitches. AND in this case, I trap the tail end of the newly attached blue.

Does that make sense?

OK...Make a several of these. Seems I just never make enough of these cute little filler flowers.
Stitch Chart
Attached file:
(Download)
5 petal flowers (Blue & Yellow)
5 petal flowers (Blue & Yellow)...
Apr 1, 2014 21:43:35   #
cjustice
 
Pansy: (Yellow, Lavender, and Blue & Yellow, White, Orange for my colors)


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pansy-6

Please go to Ravelry for the pattern for this really cute pansy. I did not use beads, because it is for a baby. I used a french knot. Let me know, I can help if you don't know this one.

I will gladly retype the pattern if you can't get it on ravelry.com. If you are not using Ravelry.com you are missing a great resource. It is as essential as Knitting Paradise!

I love, love, love this cute pattern and did not make nearly enough. Make plenty. I think I made 5-6.
Pansey
Pansey...
Apr 1, 2014 21:51:44   #
cjustice
 
Leaves: (Moss Green)

http://www.cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/01/free-crochet-sprin-pattern-leaves-101/

I used the Medium Fat Bottom Leaf. You, of course, may choose your favorite!

Again make Lots and LOTS!

OK....Questions? Comments? Let me know. I'll leave you with it and check back tomorrow.
Leaf, sorry not so clear.
Leaf, sorry not so clear....
Apr 1, 2014 23:11:38   #
Saroj
 
I already have a question what is magic loop? I am familiar with all other abbreviations except this one magic loop?
Apr 1, 2014 23:25:23   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
doilymaster wrote:
I am out. Please read my profile message. A couple of items are word for word in my patterns. I copyright my work to protect it. You should make your own designs. I am very upset.


Please contact me -- I am sure that there was no intention to break copyright - please pm me and the teacher --

We do not knowingly use copyrighted patterns for anything in our workshops. Obviously from the teacher's post she believed they were copyright free. Ladies -- we will check this out -sorry -
 
Apr 1, 2014 23:27:19   #
Ma Kitty
 
doilymaster wrote:
I am out. Please read my profile message. A couple of items are word for word in my patterns. I copyright my work to protect it. You should make your own designs. I am very upset.


It looks to me that she has just sourced some free patterns. I see nothing wrong with that. The links go directly to the person offering it. That is giving credit. She didn't write it out herself and call it her own. Please explain the problem. I'm not understanding what you find is causing a problem and I truly want to.
Apr 2, 2014 00:06:04   #
Ma Kitty
 
Saroj wrote:
I am confused too. I went to the link on your site. You are offering free pattern for personal use only. What is the dilemma? I am learning to crochet these flowers for my personal use.


I read her forget me not pattern and the one here and they are not the same. The count is different so it certainly isn't a "cut and paste" from her site.
Apr 2, 2014 02:07:00   #
busyworkerbee (a regular here)
 
Looks interesting. Planning to use yarn and larger needle to make beanie large enough for me to wear.
Apr 2, 2014 08:40:19   #
cjustice
 
Ma Kitty wrote:
It looks to me that she has just sourced some free patterns. I see nothing wrong with that. The links go directly to the person offering it. That is giving credit. She didn't write it out herself and call it her own. Please explain the problem. I'm not understanding what you find is causing a problem and I truly want to.

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WOW! We are not selling the patterns or the product. You will have to sue the website offering the patterns as I did not copy them. I also think your claim will be very difficult to make as the only pattern I typed was the five petal flower, which again, I did not claim as mine! And am not selling or selling products made with it. Good luck

Here is a link to a similar 5-petal flower:

http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-crochet-the-five-petal-flower-motif/


(I have replaced the original 5 petal flower with the above link in the teacher's opening remarks) Please use it. Designer )
Apr 2, 2014 08:55:09   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Attention everyone -- sorry for the inconvenience --we will now carry on with the class - Please use the link posted by the teacher above, for the five petal flower. so go ahead and start making flowers everyone!

Away we go everyone! Thanks

I will start with the count now.
 
Apr 2, 2014 09:02:06   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Saroj wrote:


I already have a question what is magic loop? I am familiar with all other abbreviations except this one magic loop?


Saroj-- there is a workshop teaching magic loop it is #10 go to the section home page - link above or below our posts, and scroll down to Magic Loop #l0 workshop - I really like using it for sleeves, socks, anything circular. Nice to see another of our great teachers here!
Apr 2, 2014 09:28:56   #
Saroj
 
Love the flower patterns. I know how to use magic loop in knitting. I do that all the time for sleeves. I just had not heard in crocheting. I got my answer which is to ch 5 and form a ring which was missing in the first post but the new link has that info.

I tried many flowers in the past but needed a teacher to take it to the next level. Thanks for providing this wonderful forum.
Apr 2, 2014 09:32:41   #
cjustice
 
Saroj wrote:
Love the flower patterns. I know how to use magic loop in knitting. I do that all the time for sleeves. I just had not heard in crocheting. I got my answer which is to ch 5 and form a ring which was missing in the first post but the new link has that info.

I tried many flowers in the past but needed a teacher to take it to the next level. Thanks for providing this wonderful forum.


Thanks for the support! I use the magic loop to eliminate nasty knots :) There are YouTube videos showing how, but of course you may use the ch 5 start. I just use magic loop and then crochet into the loop instead of the ch 5 loop. Thanks for joining with us.

I can take some pictures if you need me to!

Designer here! I just learned something new too! I have been using that crochet method for years but as I am completely self taught I didn't know that was what it was called.

I am looking forward to this workshop so much. I hope to be able to join in - but have a problem with a detatched tendon in the shoulder so have to go slow.

Carol - I really think your work is outstanding and am so glad you are going to teach us more about ways to do crochet - through your beautiful bonnet
. I need to find out how to join motifs and how to organize the flowers for a project, and how to do so many things-- You are so talented. I just love your jacket -- maybe later we can work on designing a shawl ourselves with the knowledge you give us. Thanks for hanging in here.
Apr 2, 2014 09:41:53   #
cjustice
 
busyworkerbee wrote:
Looks interesting. Planning to use yarn and larger needle to make beanie large enough for me to wear.


WONDERFUL! Just what I hoped would happen. I expect to see wonderful pictures of you beanie when complete. Not everyone needs a baby bonnet.
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