Crochet Spring Placemat

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I have a confession to make.

I really, really love making placemats.

Tough one, right? I hope you’ll be able to fall asleep after that.

It might all have started a couple of weeks ago when I was making these Easter Placemats – that was real fun.

What really fascinates me when it comes to crocheted placemats might be how easy they are to create – you just go left and right and left and right… while watching your favorite program – and before you notice it, it’s done.

And then I love, love, love the moment when I add the edging and a little decoration – that’s just magical…

If you’d like to make these cute placemats and let everyone enjoy their meals even more then I’ve prepared this how to’ for you:

crochet placemat free pattern

1. Start by making a very loose (!) chain of 73 stitches.

2. Then crochet DC (double crochet) into each stitch.

3. Continue making 37 rows all together. And the green part is done.

crochet placemat free pattern

4. The edging is very simple: *5 DC into one stitch, skip one stitch, 1 SC (single crochet), skip one stitch* … and repeat this along the edge up to the corner.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

5. This is how I made the corners: after you’ve done the last ‘5 DC’ before the corner, skip one stitch and then crochet 1DC – 1TC (triple crochet) – 1 DC into the corner stitch, slip one stitch and continue as in the step 4.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

6. Now the lovely flower – this one is quite easy too:

Row 1: Chain 8

Row 2: Chain 2, 17 DC, join with slip stitch

Row 3: *Chain 6, skip 3 stitches, SC* – repeat this 6 times

Row 4: around each petal crochet: *DC – DC – DC – CH – DC – DC – DC – SC* – repeat 6 times and finish off.

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7. For the cute swirly ornaments I made two chains of 40 stitches and sewed them (along with the flower) into place.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

Cute, ha?

I hope the things I’ve just written make at least a little sense.

And of course – Enjoy, dear friends!

Love

Petra

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How to Crochet an Easter Egg

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This blogging thing might be the best thing ever invented.

Really.

Maybe right after sweets.

OK… sweets and comedies.

OK… sweets, comedies and … let me stop myself right here and leave…

NOT (you’re gonna have to remove me ’cause I ain’t going nowhere).

Anyways, it’s gorgeous because blogging keeps me thinking about new projects and makes me go on.

I just LOVE IT…

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With Easter being just around the corner, I think it is a very good idea to get ready and stuff your home with as many Easter eggs as possible.

And why not have some of them crocheted?

This is my way of creating them.

You can find a pattern below… until then, enjoy the step-by-step pictures.

This is an almost finished egg waiting to be stuffed.

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You can stuff your crocheted egg with scrape yarn, cotton stuffing, fiberfill or polyfill.

These can be found in your supermarket or in a craft store.

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

I marked the ends of the rounds with this pin to know where they started and where they finished.

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

I really like the shape of this egg (and really don’t like the dryness of my hands).

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

It’s so cute.

With every new little spring decoration I manage to get, I become more and more relieved.

Because I like to welcome this greatest season of all in a really big style.

With lots of love,
Petra

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Bulldog Buddy

Please meet my dear bulldog buddy.

His name is… hmmm… Bulldog (oh, I know, I’m really creative).

He is a bit camera shy.

Let’s forgive him that.

I like to pull his face…

… in many different directions.

And you know what?

He is not just a usual bulldog buddy.

There’s something more to him.

He is usually full of some colorful gorgeous stuff like this.

Now you can see why I love my bulldog buddy so much – he is just so helpful.

I’m sorry buddy – today we’re going to remove your guts.

These have already served us well.

There’s a new project ahead of us.

Here we go…

Black and white – does it evoke anything in your mind?

What about a panda?

Well, we’ll see soon…

… and my good old precious hook.

Actually, that might be even older than me.

It is a precious gift from my Mom.

She bought it quite a while ago and used it to make many beautiful things.

OK… I’ll give you some rest now.

But not for too long buddy, not for too long.

How to Crochet a Lovely Flower

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I love working with yarn.

I love knitting, I love crocheting… I just love everything that has something to do with yarn.

It seems to have some magic power over me.

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The colors, the needles, the stitches – they transport me into a quiet, peaceful and happy universe.

And I am really lucky to be surrounded by people who like to use the things I make for them (except for my boyfriend – I just can’t make him like and wear slippers like these … and I can’t figure out why).

I made these for my Mom…

crochet flower free pattern

Flowers – they make me so happy.

I love to be surrounded by flowers – real or made of yarn – any kind of a flower makes my heart sing.

crochet flower free pattern

If you speak the crochet language and would like to create a flower like this, then I have a little surprise for you.

THE FLOWER PATTERN everybody!

And it’s really easy.

crochet flower free pattern

As you can see the flower consists of two layers.

They are both made separately – first, the top flower with the yellow center and red edges and then the bottom red flower.

These two flowers are simply sewn together afterward.

crochet flower free pattern

Abbreviations:  Ch – chain, Sl st – slip stitch, Sc – single crochet, Hdc – half-double crochet, Dc – double crochet

crochet flower free pattern

The crochet language – so impressive!

Enjoy dear friends!

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