Friday, 18 September 2015

How to Crochet a Beach with Path - Road Play Mat CAL

This little beach is another addition to my Crochet Road Playmat and measures 2 squares x 2 squares if you have been following along (20cm x 20cm approx.), and fits perfectly with all the other squares from my previous tutorials. If you are new to this Road Play Mat crochet-a-long you can find all the links you need at the bottom of this post.

Please note that 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.

For this pattern will be using an E/4 3.5 mm crochet hook and DK/Light Worsted weight yarn (yarn weight of 3) in the following colours;

G = Green
C = Cream
B = Blue

This pattern is in US terminology.

Beach

Row 1
Using B and a 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook, crochet 36 hdc foundation sts - (36)

Alternatively you can chain 37 and work 1hdc in your 3rd st from hook and in ea st along, counting your last 2 chs as a hdc - (36)

If you would like to learn how to crochet the hdc foundation stitch then please check out my first tutorial and video, links below.

Row 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or on-wards), turn, 1hdc loop stitch in ea st along - (36)

Row 3
Ch1, turn, separate your loop stitches into sets of 4 and crochet 4sc into each set to create broomstick lace stitches - (36)

You can watch my broomstick lace tutorial here:
https://youtu.be/Gas8lkoSGVQ
http://youtu.be/iY2ZhsV_Udw

Rows 4 - 9
Repeat rows 2 and 3

Row 10
Ch1, turn, 1sc in next 8 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, 1dc loop stitch in next 8 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1sc in last 4 sts - (36)

Row 11
Ch1, turn, 1sc in next 4 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, divide your 8 loop stitches into 2 sets of 4 and crochet 4sc into each set, 1dc in next 4 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1sc in last 8 sts - (36)

Row 12
Join C in ch1, turn, 1dc in next 8 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1sc in next 16 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1dc in last 4 sts - (36)

Row 13
Ch1, turn, 1dc in next 4 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1sc in next 16 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1dc in last 8 sts - (36)

Rows 14 - 22
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in ea st along - (36)

Row 23
Join G in ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 5 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in next 8 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 23 sts - (36)

Row 24
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 24 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 6 sts - (36)

Row 25
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 24 sts - (36)

Row 26
Repeat row 24

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Beach Path

This little path measures 1 square x 2 squares (10cm x 20cm) and can join up with your beach.

Row 1
Using G and a 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook, crochet 36 hdc foundation sts - (36)

Alternatively you can chain 37 and work 1hdc in your 3rd st from hook and in ea st along, counting your last 2 chs as a hdc - (36)

Rows 2 - 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in ea st along - (36)

Row 5
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 10 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in last 26 sts - (36)

Row 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 27 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 9 sts - (36)

Row 7
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 9 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in last 27 sts - (36)

Row 8
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 28 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 8 sts - (36)

Row 9
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 7 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in last 29 sts - (36)

Row 10
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 30 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 6 sts - (36)

Row 11
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 24 sts - (36)

Row 12
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in next 24 sts joining C end of last st, 1hdc in next 6 sts joining G end of last st, 1hdc in last 6 sts - (36)

Row 13
Repeat row 11

Row 14
Repeat row 12

Row 15
Repeat row 11

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

For the Beach Hut tutorial please see links below. The Boat tutorial can be watched here!


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

Want to share your progress? Come join the official HappyBerry CAL Facebook group and see how others are getting along too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HappyBerryCALs

    

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© 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.



Wednesday, 16 September 2015

How to Crochet an Apple Coaster

A much requested write up of my apple coaster pattern for you today. I hope you enjoy. This one's especially for BlackEssence (^-^)

You will need the following materials;
  • DK / Light Worsted weight yarn in red and green
  • 3.5 E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
R = red
G = green
Gr = grey

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

You can watch the video tutorial here if you prefer;


Main Apple

Round 1
Using R, ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 10dc into loop, sl st in 1st dc to join - (10)

Round 2
Ch2, 1dc in same st as previous sl st, *2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 - (20)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of ch2 - (30)

Round 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * twice more, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, [1sc, sl st] in next st, sl st in next st, 1sc in next st, [1hdc, 1dc] in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, +2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts+ repeat from + to + twice more, 1dc in next st, ch2, sl st in same st below, 1 sl st in next 2 chs of beginning 2ch

Round 5
[1sc, 1hdc] in next st, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * twice more, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, [1sc, sl st] in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, 1sc in next st, [1hdc, 1dc] in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, +2dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts+ repeat from + to + once more, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next st, [1sc, sl st] in 2ch sp from end of round 4, sl st in centre of apple to finish, joining G.

Leaves

*Ch6, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next st, working back into your chains again crochet 1sc in same st as previous sc, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in last st, sl st in next st, ch2, sl st in same st as previous sl st to create a picot point, sl st down edge of leaf back to apple, sl st in centre of apple* repeat from * to * for second leaf, joining Gr in last sl st.

Stalk

Ch6, sl st in 2nd st from hook and in ea st back to apple, sl st in apple to finish. Fasten off and tie in all tails or create a loop for hanging.

And now you're done! I hope you've enjoyed this pattern and managed to follow along, and I will see you soon for some more crochet fun! 


    

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.