Free crochet pattern : hummingbird

This little hummingbird has been designer specially for the numerous CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy Meet&Greet visits.

Now the CAL is officially finished, I am happy to share the pattern with you. Today I have written the pattern for the hummingbird, and made the crochet chart as well. Ik ontwierp dit kolibri vogeltje (en een pauwtje) speciaal voor de talrijke inspirerende Meet&Greet bezoeken aan de winkels die me boekten tijdens de Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy.

More information about our wonderfull Flight of Fancy CAL can be found here  :  ENG facebook group,   Scheepjes website and Ravelry.

Hummingbird

Yarn : Scheepjes Catona

Crochet hook : 3mm – crochet tightly !

Used stitches : chain (ch), slipstitch (slst), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc). I use US crochet terms.

The hummingbird is worked in rounds, always on the right side. Rounds are not closed, and do not turn.

A crochet chart can be found below.

– Round 1 : RS : Ch15, start in 2nd ch : 1sc in 13ch, 5sc in last ch. Now work along other side of base chain : 1sc in 13ch. (31sc)
– Round 2 : 1ch, 3 x (1sc in next sc), 2 x 1hdc in next sc), 3 x (1dc in next sc), 1hdc in next sc, 1sc in next sc, 1slst in next sc, miss 1sc, 1sc in next sc, 3dc in next sc, 3dc in next sc, 2dc in next sc, 3dc in next sc, 2dc in next sc, 2dc in next sc, 2 x (1hdc in next sc), 10 x (1sc in next sc).
– Round 3 : 2sc in next ch, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, 1sc in next sc, 2 x (1hdc in next hdc), 1dc in next dc, 2 x (2dc in next dc), 2 x 1sc in next stitch, 1slst in next sc. You are now at the slst of previous round, work : 1slst in this stitch and in next 3 stitches. Continue with the beak : ch5, start in 2nd ch, 1slst in next 4ch. End with 1slst in same stitch as beginning of ch. Now work around the rest of the head and the neck : 1slst in next 14 stitches. Next : 1sc in next sc, 4 x (1hdc in next sc), 2 x (1sc in next sc), 5 x (1slst in next sc). Cut yarn and cast off.

– Tail : cast on with 1slst at bottom part of bird, where round 3 is ended : ch9, and attach with 1slst in same stitch. Next ch10, attach with slst in next stitch, ch11, attach with slst in same stitch, ch12 and attach with slst in next stitch, cut yarn and cast off.

– Wings :
– wing 1 : Ch8, attach with 1slst on the back, 2 stitches below the end of the head part. Next work along base chain : 4 x (1sc in next ch), 3x (1hdc in next ch), 5hst in last ch. Work along other side of base chain : 3 x (1hdc in next ch), 4 x (1sc in next ch), cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.
– wing 2 : ch6, attach with 1slst just below previous wing, work along base chain : 3 x (1sc in next ch), 2 x (1hdc in next ch, while working the last pull through of the last hdc, insert as well in 1 loop of corresponding stitch on first wing, attaching both wings together), 5hdc in last ch. Work along other side of base chain : 2 x (1hdc in next ch), 3 x (1sc in next ch), cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.
– wing 3 : ch5, attach with 1slst just below previous wing, work along base chain : 3 x (1sc in next ch), 1hdc in next ch, when last pull through is made, insert as well in 1 loop of corresponding stitch on previous wing, attaching them together. Work along other side of base chain : 1hdc in next ch, 3 x (1sc in next ch), cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.
– wing 4 : ch4, attach with 1slst just below previous wing, work along base chain : 3 x 1sc in next ch, attach to previous wing, 5hdc in last ch. Work along other side of base chain : 3 x 1sc in next ch, cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.

– Finishing :
– weave in all ends
– embroider a nice little eye, or use a bead.
– attach a brooch pin on the back of your bird.
– pin it on to your favourite sweater, cardigan, jacket or bag ! And enjoy !

chart kolibri

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Pattern Copyright : @Annelies Baes – @Vicarno
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not copy, reproduce or sell this pattern. (either digitally or in print). Do not post this pattern online (either the entire document, or a part of it).
You may sell items made by using this pattern, when crediting Annelies Baes – Vicarno as the designer.
Yarn shops and yarn sellers : do not sell this pattern or distribute it without my permission.

Bracelets : free crochet pattern at the end of the Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy

Yesterday we released the last part of the   Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy shawl.

A wonderfull crochet adventure, that lasted for 11 weeks, and I am sure it will be continued for a lot of people, including myself. All patterns will remain available online for free.

We have been making our CAL shawls with Scheepjes Linen Soft, a wonderfull natural yarn, made of linen, cotton and acrylic.

To use up some of the leftovers, I designed a bracelet pattern.

I am happy to share the free pattern with you.

These bracelets are very trendy, so choose your own preferred style : make them in neutral shades like beige, grey or white, or maybe you prefer the more colourfull ones in lilac, purple, teal or green ?

Esther Dijkstra from ‘It’s all in a Nutshell’ made a wonderfull video on how to crochet these bracelets. Watch the video after reading the pattern, because it explains really well how to crochet the tube. (you can find the link below, in the pattern)

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– Yarn : Scheepjes Linen Soft, some leftovers, in shades you like.
– Crochet hook : 2,5 mm or 3 mm. A small hook is used !
– Used stitches : chain (ch), slipstitch in BACK LOOPS (slst). US and UK crochet terms.
– You also need : scissors, tapestry needle to weave in ends, superglue, and bracelets closures (from Gütermann).

– Crochet tightly !
– Chain 5, make a round and close round with 1slst in first ch.
– Next continue working in rounds, without closing or turning : work 1slst in next 4ch : 5slst (count the first slst to close the circle as well).
– From now on work slst in the back loops of the previous slst : always work in continuous rounds. You will notice a little dense tube is formed.
– Continue until your tube is about 16-17 cm (6,5 in). This is of course an average size. If necessary, make your tube shorter or longer, to achieve your preferred size.
– Cut yarn and cast off.
– Now glue each end of the bracelet into the closure/clasp.
– Allow to dry. Ready !

 

– Here is the link to the video Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell has made : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3lgwE3R-gk

Esther Dijkstra has a wonderfull creative blog, full of inspiration : http://itsallinanutshell.com/

– You can download a printable version of the pattern here :  PATTERN Linen Soft Bracelets.

– The Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy can also be found on Ravelry : Ravelry Scheepjes CAL

– And make sure to check out the Pinterest CAL board as well : Pinterest Board Scheepjes CAL

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Pattern Copyright : @Annelies Baes – @Vicarno

This pattern is for personal use only. Do not copy, reproduce or sell this pattern. (either digitally or in print). Do not post this pattern online (either the entire document, or a part of it).

You may sell items made by using this pattern, when crediting Annelies Baes – Vicarno as the designer.

Yarn shops and yarn sellers : do not sell this pattern or distribute it without my permission.

 

 

 

Scheepjes CAL Flight of Fancy : bag cover

The pattern for the Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy bag cover is ready.

I hope you will enjoy this crochet pattern a lot !

I would love to see a lot of pictures of your bags made with this pattern. So share them on instagram and use the tag : #FoFbag

I am running a **COMPETITION** to win a wonderfull package of Scheepjes Catona yarns, crochet hook and projects bag (everything you need to make my bag).

To be in with a chance to win : 1) Show me a photo on Instagram of your covered CAL Project bag and #FoFbag   (only CAL bags made with this pattern can participate. Thanks.)

                                                    2) follow these instagram feeds : @scheepjes & @annelies_baes (the competition starts : July 16th and I will pick a winner and notify them via Instagram on : September 30th)

Many thanks to Scheepjes for sponsoring this competition.

Info :

– Crochet pattern for the jute Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy bag.

– Yarn : Scheepjes Catona, 100 % mercerized cotton. I used the 25gr balls. (the yarn is also available in 50gr balls). (1 ball, 25gr = 65 m).

7 balls of main colour 172, and I also used 24 extra different shades : 256, 384, 100, 212, 251, 201, 253, 386, 226, 401, 282, 392, 397, 252, 389, 246, 261, 128, 399, 205, 398, 391, 385 and 114 (you will need about 5-7 gr of each colour).

Deramores is offering a wonderfull kit for this bag project : CAL-bag kit

 – Crochet hook : 3 mm (or any other hook size to obtain correct gauge).

– Used stitches : chain (ch), slipstitch (slst), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tr), deep single crochet (dsc), shell (S). US crochet terms.

Deep single crochet : the dsc is always worked in the main colour. Work 1sc, making sure not to insert your hook in the coloured sc of the previous round, but in the 1ch-space of the round below. (you actually insert your hook 2 rounds lower, in the round also made in the main colour).

Shell (S) : 7 tr in 1 stitch

– Gauge : 20 sc x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm or 4 in

– You also need : tapestry needle to weave in ends, scissors, mat and pins for blocking, ruler.

 – Crochet chart and pictures : there is a small chart added, for the used stitch pattern. And I also added a lot of pictures too. (I am a leftie, you will notice it on the pictures).

close-up deep single crochet  :

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Pattern :

– first you make the bottom of the bag, in the main colour.

– the upper side of the bag/ body is worked immediately on to the bottom part.

– The body of the bag : work 1 coloured round in shell stitch pattern, followed by 1 round of sc in the main colour. Do not turn after the coloured round. You only turn after each sc round.

– After each coloured shell round : cut yarn.

– Do NOT cut the main colour yarn. Just leave it at the wrong side of your work, when it is not used.

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– Row 1 : BOTTOM PART OF THE BAG : RS : With shade 172 : Ch57, start in 2nd ch, 1sc in every ch : 56sc, turn.

– Row 2-25 : 1ch, 1sc in every sc : 56sc, turn. (the rectangle will be a few cm smaller than the bottom part of your bag. This is normal. Otherwise the bag cover will be too wide and too large).

– Round 26 : Work 1 entire round of sc around the rectangle : first along the upper row : 1sc in 55sc and 2sc in last sc. Now work over the small part (26 rows) : a total of 16sc, so decrease stitches : work 10 times 2sctog equally spread over the row. Along the bottom part : (the first stitch is already made, because this is the last stitch of the small side, there are 55 stitches left) : 1sc in 54sc, 2sc in last sc. Now work along 2nd small side : 15sc : so work again 10 x 2sctog. Close round with 1slst in first sc, turn.

– Round 27 : : BEGIN BODY OF BAG : start in the corner, in the first stitch, work all around, this means you first work along the small side, followed by the long bottom side, next the 2nd small side and finally the large upper side : 1sc in work over bottom part : * 1sc in next 7sc, in next sc : 1sc+1ch+1sc, repeat from * another 6 times, work over 2nd short side : (1sc in next 7sc, in next sc : 1sc+1ch+1sc) x 2, work over the large upper side : see bottom part, work extra in the first stitch : 1sc+1ch, close with 1sc in first sc , turn.

– Round 28 : RS : With shade 256 : * 1sc in 1ch-space, in 4th sc (of 7sc) : 1S, repeat from * all around, close with 1slst in first dsc, cut yarn and do NOT turn.

– Round 29 : RS : With main colour : cast on with slst in sc, work here : 1dsc, in S : 1sc in first 3tr, in center tr : 1sc+1ch+1sc, 1sc in last 3tr, * 1dsc in sc, S : 1sc in first 3tr, in center tr : 1sc+1ch+1sc, 1sc in last 3tr, repeat from * all around. Close with 1sc in first sc, do not cut yarn, leave it on the wrong side. Turn.

– Round 30 : WS : Attach shade 384, in first sc : 4ch+3tr, * 1sc in 1ch-space, in dsc : 1S, repeat from * all around, and end in first sc, work here as well : 3tr, close with 1slst in 4th ch, cut yarn and do NOT turn.

– Round 31 : WS : With main colour : with main colour : 1sc in 4th ch, 1sc in next 3tr (half S), * 1dsc in sc, in S : 1sc in first 3tr, in center tr : 1sc+1ch+1sc, 1sc in last 3tr, repeat from * all around, and end with 1sc in last 3tr. Close with 1sc+1ch in first sc, do not cut yarn, leave it on the wrong side. Turn.

– Round 32-75 : Rounds 28-31 form the pattern rounds. Keep repeating them. The shades I used : 256, 384, 100, 212, 251, 201, 253, 386, 226, 401, 282, 392, 397, 252, 389, 246, 261, 128, 399, 205, 398, 391, 385 and 114.

– At the end of round 75 : cut yarn, leaving a 75cm (30in) tail and cast off. (this thread will be used at the end to attach the bag cover to the juten bag).

– Weave in all ends and block your bag.

– Bag handles : Make 2 identical handles : Use main colour 172.

– Row 1 : Ch9, start in 2nd ch : 1sc in every ch : 8sc, turn. – 8sc
– Row 2-6 : 1ch, 1sc in every sc, turn – 8sc
– Row 7 : 1ch, 1sc in every sc : 8sc. Cast on 9sc extra (use method : single crochet base chain : here is a nice tutorial :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6QhfnOga4w )       ,                               turn. – 17sc
– Row 8 : 1ch, 1sc in every sc, turn. – 17sc
– Row 9 : 1ch, skip 1sc, 1sc in 15sc, 1slst in last sc, turn. – 15sc
– Row 10 : 1ch, 1slst in first sc, 1sc in 13sc, 1slst in last sc, turn. – 13sc
– Row 11 : 1ch, 1sc in 12sc, 1slst in last sc, turn. – 12sc
– Row 12 : 1ch, 1sc in every sc : 12sc, turn. – 12sc
– Row 13 – 90 : 1ch, 1sc in every sc, turn. – 12sc
– Row 91 : 1ch, 1sc in 11sc, 2sc in last sc, turn. – 13sc
– Row 92 : 1ch, 2sc in first sc, 1sc in 11sc, 2sc in last sc, turn. – 15sc
– Row 93 : 1ch, 2sc in first sc, 1sc in 13sc, 2sc in last sc, turn. – 17sc
– Row 94 : 1ch, 1sc in every sc, turn. – 17sc
– Row 95 : 1ch, 1sc in 8sc, turn. (leave the rest of the row unworked) – 8sc
– Row 96-101 : 1ch, 1sc in 8sc. At the end of row 101, cut yarn and cast off. – 8sc

 

 

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– Sew the beginning part and the end part of the handles on to bag with small sewing stitches. Start on the inside of the bag, and afterwards, sew the outher side.

– Fold the long small parts over the handles of the bag, crochet together with sc. (or slst, if your prefer a smaller seam).

– Weave in all ends.

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– Now ‘pull’ the bag cover over the juten bag. Make sure the bottom part fits nicely. Next fold the bag cover back again, so you can easily sew the bottom of the bag cover to the bag itself. Sew with little invisible stitches, and carefully stretch the crocheted bottom so everything fits nicely.

– Pull the bag cover upwards again, and carefully sew the upper side to the bag, with small stitches.

– Weave in the last ends and ready !

– Enjoy your lovely bag J

– You can also download the pattern as a pdf file here : PATTERN CATONA BAG

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Pattern Copyright : @Annelies Baes – @Vicarno

This pattern is for personal use only. Do not copy, reproduce or sell this pattern. (either digitally or in print). Do not post this pattern online (either the entire document, or a part of it).

You may sell items made by using this pattern, when crediting Annelies Baes – Vicarno as the designer.

Yarn shops and yarn sellers : do not sell this pattern or distribute it without my permission.

 

Wonderfull Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy meet at : Selden Sa

On Friday June 26 I was at Selden Sa in Franeker, The Netherlands. I was invited there for a  Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy meet. I had to leave very early in the morning for a long drive (because I live in Antwerp myself). The ride itself was good, it was busy on the roads, but everything went great. If you ever travel to Franeker, you have to go acrross water, lots of water 🙂  It was wonderfull. It was even breathtaking, I enjoyed it so much. (so I decided I will come back here for sure, for a nice holiday with my family).

When arriving at the shop, Nynke (the shop owner) and her colleague Anja were very happy to see me, so they gave me a warm welcome : they offered me a lovely lunch, and we got the time to get to know each other.

Soon the ladies for the meet and the mini-workshop arrived. And before we knew it, the shop was full of enthusiastic women 🙂 We all sat at the tables and enjoyed  crocheting time, the talkes about handcraft and yarns,  the coffee and tea and the pastries.

It was a very ‘productive’ meet, we noticed it very early already : a lot of concentration amongst the ladies, they were all crocheting almost in silence, and making the most wonderfull little birdies. We all had a lovely time. It felt like I was charged with lots of extra energy !

I enjoyed it so much, I even forgot to take enough pictures. So I am happy Nynke was so kind to email me the pictures she made during the afternoon.

I had Sophie’s Universe with me : that super-fantastic blanket made by crochet designer  Dedri Uys (from the well know blog : LookAtWhatIMade) : so we gave her a well choosen and nice spot in the shop. All the ladies that attended the meet (and also lots of other customers in the shop) really enjoyed that wonderfull masterpiece ! Thank you so much Dedri, for letting Sophie travel with me.

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After the workshop we talked some more, and said goodbye, and I decided to go to my hotel. (I booked a nice hotel by the waterside instead of driving home again). But when I started listening to my missing phonecalls and messages on my mobile, I knew my little son was quite ill. So, although he was in the safe hands of my husband, it just did not feel right to stay at the hotel, and I decided to drive home anyway. The little one is feeling ok again. And as for myself ? I had a wonderfull time !

How was your weekend ?

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