Friday, 12 June 2015

How to Crochet a Pig - Farmyard Specials



I thought it was time I designed some little animals again, and what better to go alongside my Crochet-a-Long Road Play Mat than some farm yard animals, and to begin with a little piggie.

For this project you will need the following materials

  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in two shades of pink but you can just use one shade of pink if you prefer.
  • 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing

This pattern is in US terminology

st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together for decrease

DP = dark pink yarn
LP = light pink yarn
B = black

Pattern

Body

Rows 1 and 2 (round 1)
Using DP and a 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook ch3, 2sc in 2nd st from hook (middle ch), 2sc in last ch, now crochet back into your chains again, but in the opposite direction with 2sc in 1st st (same st as last 2 scs - so you end up with 4 in same st), 2sc in last ch - (8 sts in total from both rows)

Round 2
Sl st in next st, join LP with ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout),  In BACK LOOPS ONLY work 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in ea st around, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (8)

Round 3
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (12)

Round 4
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in ea st around, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (12)

Round 5
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next 4 sts, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 4 sts, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (20)

Round 6
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in ea st around, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (20)

Round 7
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, *1sc in next 4 sts, [ch4, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in next ch]* repeat from * to * once more, 1sc in last 11 sts, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (20 not counting ear sts)

Rounds 8 - 13
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in ea st around skipping ear sts, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (20)

Round 14
Ch1, starting in same st as previous sl st sc2tog, sc2tog until end, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (10)

Stuff your pig at this point.

Round 15
Sc2tog until end or it gets too fiddly, without chaining or joining, sl st across any remaining hole to close, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch3, fasten off and tie in all tails.

Legs (make four)

Round 1
Ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 5sc into centre of loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

Round 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout),  In BACK LOOPS ONLY work 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in ea st around, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (5)

Round 3
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 1sc in ea st around, sk ch1, sl st in first sc - (5) Fasten off and sew onto body. Repeat for other feet.

Eyes

Take a short length of B and sew on some eyes. See video for suggestion on how to do this.

And now you're done!

    

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

How to Crochet a T-Junction and Crossroads - Road Play Mat CAL



This pattern fits perfectly with the Road Squares from my previous tutorial, and if you are new to this Road Play Mat crochet-a-long you can find all the links you need, including the road squares at the bottom of this post.

This square measures the same as all our other squares, 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4" appox.) and is in US terminology. You should be able to flip this square in any direction to fit your track pieces.

When the pattern calls for joining a new colour at 'end of stitch' this means when working the last st in your old colour, before you pull through all three loops, yarn over with your new colour and pull through all three loops with your new colour.

Materials required

  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in Green, Grey and White
  • 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
Terminology

ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
ea = each
st(s) = stitch(es)
G = green yarn
Gr = grey yarn
W = brown yarn

T-Junction

Row 1
Using a 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook and G yarn, work 18 hdc foundation stitches - (18)

Alternatively you can chain 19, work 1hdc into your 3rd st from hook (don't count the loop on your hook) and crochet 1hdc in ea st along, the chains at the end count as a hdc.

Row 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Row 3
Join Gr in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Rows 4 - 7
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Row 8
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Rows 9 - 13
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Row 14 - Driving on the Left (Britain, Australia, Japan, etc)
Join G in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Row 14 - Driving on the Right (America, Canada, Europe etc)

Join G in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Row 15
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 14 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Crossroads

For the crossroads, the pattern is very similar, but you will need to chain first and not use the hdc foundation st (unless you're very adept at colour changing).


Row 1
Using a 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook and G yarn ch 19, work 1hdc into your 3rd st from hook (don't count the loop on your hook) join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 14 chs join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 chs, the chains at the end count as one hdc - (18)

Row 2 - Driving on the Left (Britain, Australia, Japan, etc)
Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Row 2 - Driving on the Right (America, Canada, Europe etc)

Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Rows 3 - 15
Repeat rows 3 - 15 of T-Junction but reverse row 14 as you come at it from a different row, so for example if you live in the US, follow instructions for the UK.

Fasten off and tie in all tails, and now you're done!

Hint* You can also flip your square over to reverse the white lines.

I didn't carry the green yarn so well in this square, but I hope you get the idea. You can watch how I carry yarn for easier colour changes in my Straight Road and Pond Square video tutorials, see links below.


All Episodes (so far)

Episode 1 - Straight Road and Long Grass Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/04/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-1-long.html

Episode 2 - Pond Square and Round Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-2-pond.html

Episode 3 - Curved Road Square and Car
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-3.html

Episode 4 - Wheat Field (with Hay Bails) and Ploughed Field Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-4.html

Episode 5 - Vegetable Patch (plus mini veggies) and Flower Field
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-5.html

Bonus Episode 1 - Mini Fir or Pine Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-fir-pine-tree.html

Bonus Episode 2 - Railway Track Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-crochet-railway-track-line-road.html

Bonus Episode 3 - Roundabout
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-roundabout-road-play-mat.html

Bonus Episode 4 - Curved Rail Track Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-curved-rail-track-square.html

Bonus Episode 5 - T-Junction and Crossroads Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-t-junction-and.html

Bonus Episode 6 - Beach Hut or Barn
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-crochet-beach-hut.html

Bonus Episode 7 - Mini Car Park and Side Road
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-crochet-car-park-and-side-road.html

Bonus Episode 8 - Beach and Beach Path
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/how-to-crochet-beach-with-path-road.html

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Friday, 5 June 2015

How to Crochet a Curved Rail Track Square - Road Play Mat CAL



This pattern fits perfectly with the Straight Rail Track Squares from my previous tutorial, and if you are new to this Road Play Mat crochet-a-long you can find all the links you need, including the straight track squares at the bottom of this post.

This square measures the same as all our other squares, 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4" appox.) and is in US terminology. You should be able to flip this square in any direction to fit your track pieces.

Due to the constant colour changes in this square I have also abbreviated this pattern to make it simpler to follow along, you can find this version of the pattern at the bottom of the normal written pattern.

When the pattern calls for joining a new colour at 'end of stitch' this means when working the last st in your old colour, before you pull through all three loops, yarn over with your new colour and pull through all three loops with your new colour.

Materials required
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in Green, Grey and Brown
  • 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
Terminology

ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
ea = each
st(s) = stitch(es)
G = green yarn
Gr = grey yarn
B = brown yarn

Normal Pattern

Row 1
Using a 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook and G yarn, work 18 hdc foundation stitches - (18)

Alternatively you can chain 19, work 1hdc into your 3rd st from hook (don't count the loop on your hook) and crochet 1hdc in ea st along, the chains at the end count as a hdc.

Rows 2 - 4
Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Row 5
Join B in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc ea st to end - (18)

Row 6
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 8 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 7
Join B in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 8
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 8 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 9
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 10
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 7 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 11
Join B in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 12
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 13
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 14
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 15
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 5 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Fasten off and tie in all tails. I recommend carrying the yarn as you go, so it is easier to change colour. You can see how I carry my yarn in my Straight Road and Pond Square tutorials.

And now you're done! You can flip this square around, same side facing, to fit any angle.

Abbreviated Pattern

1-4: 18G
5: 2B 16G
6: 8G 2B 8Gr
7: 2B 4G 1B 2Gr 9G
8: 8G 1Gr 1G 3B 3G 2B
9: 2B 2G 3B 2G 1Gr 8G
10: 7G 1Gr 4G 2B 4Gr
11: 2B 1G 1B 1Gr 2G 3B 1Gr 1B 6G
12: 6G 1B 1Gr 4B 1Gr 1B 4G
13: 6G 1Gr 4G 1Gr 6G
14: 6G 1Gr 4G 1Gr 6G
15: 5G 1B 1Gr 4B 1Gr 1B 5G



All Episodes (so far)

Episode 1 - Straight Road and Long Grass Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/04/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-1-long.html

Episode 2 - Pond Square and Round Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-2-pond.html

Episode 3 - Curved Road Square and Car
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-3.html

Episode 4 - Wheat Field (with Hay Bails) and Ploughed Field Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-4.html

Episode 5 - Vegetable Patch (plus mini veggies) and Flower Field
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-5.html

Bonus Episode 1 - Mini Fir or Pine Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-fir-pine-tree.html

Bonus Episode 2 - Railway Track Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-crochet-railway-track-line-road.html

Bonus Episode 3 - Roundabout
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-roundabout-road-play-mat.html

Bonus Episode 4 - Curved Rail Track Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-curved-rail-track-square.html

Bonus Episode 5 - T-Junction and Crossroads Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-t-junction-and.html

Bonus Episode 6 - Beach Hut or Barn
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-crochet-beach-hut.html

Bonus Episode 7 - Mini Car Park and Side Road
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-crochet-car-park-and-side-road.html

Bonus Episode 8 - Beach and Beach Path
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/how-to-crochet-beach-with-path-road.html

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

How to Crochet a Roundabout - Road Play Mat CAL

Another bonus tutorial for my Road Play Mat crochet-a-long, and today I'm going to share with you my design for a Roundabout.

This Roundabout equates to 3 squares by 3 squares, if you have been following the rest of the CAL. Mine measures 30cm x 30cm (12" approx. x 12" approx) as I have been working to 10cm x 10cm squares, so this roundabout should fit in nicely with your play mat roads.

For all the patterns and tutorials so far for this Road Play Mat please check out the links at the bottom of this post.

You will need the following materials for this CAL
  • DK / Light worsted weight yarn in green, grey and white 
  • 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
Terminology

ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet (see unusual stitch info below)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

G = green yarn
Gr = grey yarn
W = white yarn

Double Treble Stitch (dtr)
Yarn over 3 times, place hook in stitch and pull yarn through, 5 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops = 4 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops = 3 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops = 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.

An easy way of remembering bigger stitches is that with a double crochet or bigger, you just pull through 2 loops until you only have 1 left on your hook.

Notes

This pattern is in US terminology. 

If you drive on the right and not the left like us Brits, you can still follow the pattern and then simply flip the whole roundabout over! (^-^)

In this pattern I carry the yarn as I go, except the white which I cut into 4 long lengths and keep them where they are. This is the same as my Straight Road square video tutorial if you wish to see how I do it.

Pattern

Round 1
Using G and a 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook, ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 8hdc into centre of loop, sl st in 1st hdc to join - (8)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1hdc in same st as previous sl st, 2hdc in next st and ea st around, sl st in top of ch2 with Gr to join - (16)

Round 3
Ch2, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (24)

Round 4
Ch2, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (32)

Round 5
Ch2, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (40)

Round 6
Ch2, 1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (48)

Round 7
Ch2, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (56)

Round 8
Ch2, 1hdc in next st joining W at end of st (when joining at 'end of stitch' it means to yarn over with your new colour and then pull through all three loops to finish the stitch), *1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * until end ending 1hdc in last 4 sts joining Gr at end of last st, sl st in top of ch2 - (64)

Round 9
Ch2, 1hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (72)

Round 10
Ch2, 1hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (80)

Round 11
Ch2, 1hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 9 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (88)

Round 12
Ch2, 1hdc in next 9 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (96)

Round 13
Ch2, 1hdc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 11 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 with G to join - (104)

Round 14 - Driving on the Left (Britain, Australia, Japan, etc)
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 2dtr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next st joining W at end of st, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, *1hdc in same st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 2dtr in next 2 sts, 1dtr in next st, 1tr in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next st joining W at end of st, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st*, repeat from * to * to end, 1hdc in same st, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (120)

Note* - Driving on the Right (America, Canada, Europe etc)
For driving on the opposite side, simple follow the same pattern, but flip your mat over when you're finished.

Round 15
Ch2, 1hdc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st, 2tr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining G at end of st, *1hdc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st, 2tr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining G at end of last st* repeat from * to * until last st, 1hdc in last st, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (132)

Round 16
Ch2, 1hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 8 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 8 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 7 sts joining G at end of last st, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (144)

Round 17
Ch2, 1hdc in next 9 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 10 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 5 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 10 sts* repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 7 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (156)

Round 18
Ch2 joining G in second ch, 1hdc in next 11 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 11 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 11 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 6 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (168)

Round 19
Ch2 joining G in second ch, 1hdc in next 13 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 13 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 5 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 13 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 6 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (180)

Round 20
Ch2, 1hdc in next st joining G at end of st, 1hdc in next 14 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 14 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 14 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 5 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (192)

Round 21
Ch2, 1hdc in next st joining G at end of st, 1hdc in next 16 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 16 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 5 sts joining W at end of last st, 1hdc in next st joining Gr at end of st, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 16 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 5 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (204)

Round 22
Ch2, 1hdc in next 2 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 17 sts, *2hdc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next 17 sts joining Gr at end of last st, 1hdc in next 14 sts joining G at end of last st, 1hdc in next 17 sts*, repeat from * to * until end, ending 1hdc in last 11 sts in grey, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (216)

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

And now you're done!




All Episodes (so far)

Episode 1 - Straight Road and Long Grass Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/04/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-1-long.html

Episode 2 - Pond Square and Round Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-2-pond.html

Episode 3 - Curved Road Square and Car
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-3.html

Episode 4 - Wheat Field (with Hay Bails) and Ploughed Field Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-4.html

Episode 5 - Vegetable Patch (plus mini veggies) and Flower Field
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-5.html

Bonus Episode 1 - Mini Fir or Pine Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-fir-pine-tree.html

Bonus Episode 2 - Railway Track Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-crochet-railway-track-line-road.html

Bonus Episode 3 - Roundabout
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-roundabout-road-play-mat.html

Bonus Episode 4 - Curved Rail Track Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-curved-rail-track-square.html

Bonus Episode 5 - T-Junction and Crossroads Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-t-junction-and.html

Bonus Episode 6 - Beach Hut or Barn
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-crochet-beach-hut.html

Bonus Episode 7 - Mini Car Park and Side Road
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-crochet-car-park-and-side-road.html

Bonus Episode 8 - Beach and Beach Path
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/how-to-crochet-beach-with-path-road.html

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

How to Crochet Realistic Roses

There is nothing that delights me more than trying to recreate nature through crochet, and with the wonderful excuse of it being my parents 40th wedding anniversary, I thought what better than trying to design some roses. Why not make up a whole bunch to make into a bouquet!

This pattern requires the following materials, but all should be available via eBay or Amazon, even your local florists.

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • DK/Light worsted weight in pink or red etc, and green
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Florist tape
  • Florist wire (approx. 12” length)

You can watch the video tutorial here too, if you prefer.


This pattern is in US terminology.

Stitch Library

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet stitch
** = repeat instructions between asterisks for as long as stated
() = total stitches

P = pink  
G = green

Petals

Round 1
Using P and a 3.5mm crochet hook, ch7, 2sc in second ch from hook, 1sc in next ch, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in next 2 chs, 5dc in last ch, now turn your work clockwise and work back into your chains again in the opposite direction, the last chain you worked in with the 5dc now becomes your first ch, skip this ch, 1dc in next 2 chs, 1hdc in next ch, 1sc in next ch, 2sc in last ch – (17 total sts from both rows)

Round 2 – you are now working in the round, do not join ends or chain at beginning.
1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, 3dc in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in last st – (25)

Round 3
1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 9 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st – (36)

Sl st in next 2 sts regardless of round, fasten off and tie in all tails. Repeat another five times so you have six petals in total, leaving a long tail for sewing on the last petal.

Finishing
Roll up petal with long tail and sew into place, over-lap another petal and sew into place, repeat overlapping petals until you have a rose shape. It helps to overlap petals not quite opposite each other as you then create a more natural effect.

Green Stem Base

Round 1
Using G and a 3.5mm crochet hook, ch4, sl st in first ch to form a loop, crochet 6sc into centre of loop, sl st in first sc to join – (6)

Round 2
Ch1 (don’t count as st), 2sc in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in ea st around, sl st in first sc to join – (12)

Round 3
*Ch11, sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in next ch, 1sc in next 2 chs, 1hdc in next 2 chs, 1dc in next 2 chs, 1tr in last 2 chs, sl st in next 2 sts on main circle, ch7, sl st in second ch from hook, 1sc in next ch, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 1tr in last 2 chs, sl st in next 2 sts on main circle*, repeat from * to * once more.

Finishing
Sew green stem base onto bottom of rose, making sure to sew tail ends through centre of green stem base.

Leaf

Row 1
Using G and a 3.5mm crochet hook, ch15, sl st in second ch from hook, *1sc in next ch, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 1tr in next 6 chs, 1dc in next ch, 1hdc in next ch, 1sc in next ch, sl st in last ch*, now turn your work clockwise and work back into your chains again in the opposite direction, the last chain you worked in with the sl st now becomes your first ch, sk this ch, repeat from * to * once more. Fasten off and repeat twice more or for as many leaves you need.

Finishing

Leaves
Take three leaves, and one length of your florist wire and cut your wire into three pieces, double the length of one leaf. Thread your short wire pieces through the centre chains of your leaves, in a concertina style, and twist together to join. Cover in florist tape.

Rose
Take one length of your florist wire and bend the end twice into a loop, thread wire through centre of rose so that the looped end catches on the inside of your rose. Twist your wired leaves onto your rose stem and cover everything in florist tape.

And now you’re done! Any questions just pop by our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet 



    

Visit my website at: www.happyberry.co.uk


© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.