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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Laverne Top

This one is very easy to do. I've trying to make crochet these days that are easy and quick to make. It's good for those beginners in crochet.

I am using cotton yarn just because I live in a very humid country. But you can actually use any kind of yarn for this. There are no specifications and it won't affect the sizing of your top because in making this top we are not depending on the stitch count or your gauge. We are going to take measurements on your body and begin there in making this top. So a Tape Measure is a must and also any type of yarn will do.

Materials:

  • Yarn ( Any Type, Any Color)
  • Tape Measure
  • For the type of yarn I used 5.00/H Crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
Terms Used

  • ch(s) - chain (s)
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • sc - single crochet
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
Instructions

First of all before starting to make this top make sure you have all your materials. Then take your body measurements. Please refer to the picture below on how to take your measurements. Just measure the FULLEST PART of your upper body (which is usually your chest circumference) then take also the LENGTH of your blouse, from the top of your shoulder down to your HIP 1 only.  But if you want it longer or shorter you can do so.The red lines are the measurements you need to take.


Now that you have your measurements, let's use them in making your Laverne Top. 

  • Measurement 1 (M1) - Chest Circumference PLUS 2 inch
  • Measurement 2 (M2) - Length from top shoulder to HIP 1
R1. Make 2 squares or sometimes it will be a rectangle depending upon your measurements. Start by making a foundation chain that is as long as your M1. Add 2 CHs then, then DC in the 3rd chain from the hook. DC in all stitches till the end. CH 2 and turn.

R2 until your it measures the same as M2. DC in the first stitch and in all the stitches till the end of the row. CH 2 and turn.

Fasten off and weave all ends.



Join your two squares together on each side. In joining you can either sew them or slip stitching them both or use single crochet in joining them.  REMEMBER TO JOIN MIDWAY ONLY. DO NOT join until the end or you will not have any arm holes.

Join also your shoulders together on each side. In joining the shoulders I used Crab Stitch on this one. But you can use any stitch to join them together. Join only until about a quarter of the length of your M1 on each side.

Blouse Band in the Bottom

R1. Find the center of your Blouse at the back. Then attach your yarn, CH 1, SC in the first stitch and in all stitches around. Join with a sl st in first st.

R2- R10. CH 1, SC in the first stitch and in all stitches around. Join with a sl st in first st.

Fasten off and weave ends.

Armholes Finishing.


R1.  Attach yarn at the bottom center of your armholes. CH1, HDC in the first stitch and in all the stitches around. (make 2 HDC in each side of a DC or Beg CH2). Join with a sl st in first ST.

R2. CH 2, SC in the 3rd loop of the HDC in the previous round or do a Camel Stitch. SC in all stitches around, remember to do it all in the 3rd loop of the HDC in the previous round. Join with a sl st in first ST.


R3-R4. CH 1, SC in the first stitch and in the stitches around. Join with a slip stitch in first ST.

Fasten off and weave all ends.


And that's it! That's how simple and easy this Blouse to make. You need not worry about the number of stitches or your gauge is maybe too tight or loose. 

Hope you also enjoy making this and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page in Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

August 14, 2017

The government of self is the best government in the world. - AG 39

Monday, August 7, 2017

Jaylin Baby Beanie

I was looking for a name for this beanie. I want something that is unisex since this pattern is not only for boys but also for girls. There are many suggestions if you googled it, but I settled with Jaylin - it means a pretty blue colored jay bird. I like that.

Materials

  • Light #3 Yarn ( I used Gantsilyo Guru Milk Cotton Yarn Light)
  • G/4.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
Terms Used

  • ch(s) - chain(s)
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • sc - single crochet
  • hdc - half double croceht
  • dc - double crochet 
  • sl st - slip stitch

Sizes - Newborn to 1 year old

Instructions


Newborn - 3 months

R1. Make a magic ring, and 10hdc into the ring, close the ring tightly and join with a slip stitch into the first st. (10hdc)

R2. Ch 2, 2 hdc in the first st and in all the stitches around. Join with a sl st in the first stitch. (20hdc)

R3. Ch2, hdc in the first stitch, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (30 hdc)

R4. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (40 hdc)

R5. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (50hdc)

R6. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first stitch and in the next 8 stitches. 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (55 hdc)

R7. Ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch around. Join. (55hdc)

R8. Ch 1, sc in first st, dc also in the same st. *Skip a st, sc in next st, dc in the same st.* Repeat all the way around till the end. Join with a sl st in first st. 

R9-13. Repeat R8.

R14. Change color and Repeat again R8.

R15 for boys Change back to the main color and repeat R8.

R16. Ch1, Crab Stitch on each stitch. Join and break off yarn then weave all ends.


R15 for girls. Change back to the main color, Ch1, sc in each stitch around. Join. 

R16. Ch1, sc in the first stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, sc in next. skip 2 stitches again, 5 dc in next stitch* Repeat all the way around. If you end up with even stitches for the shell stitches, just adjust your skipped stitches when you almost reached the end. Instead of 2 skipped stitches, just skipped 1 stitch in some areas. Just make sure to end up with 2 or 1 skipped stitches AFTER the 5 dc in a stitch. Then join with a slip stitch in first sc. Break yarn and weave all ends.

4 -6 months


R1. Make a magic ring, and 10hdc into the ring, close the ring tightly and join with a slip stitch into the ring. (10hdc)

R2. Ch 2, 2 hdc in the first st and in all the stitches around. Join with a sl st in the first stitch. (20hdc)

R3. Ch2, hdc in the first stitch, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (30 hdc)

R4. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (40 hdc)

R5. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (50hdc)

R6. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join (60hdc)

R7. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first stitch and in the next 8 stitches. 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (66 hdc)

R8.  Ch2, 1 hdc in the first stitch and in the next 9 stitches. 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (76 hdc)

R9. Ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch around. Join. (76hdc)

R10. Ch 1, sc in first st, dc also in the same st. *Skip a st, sc in next st, dc in the same st.* Repeat all the way around till the end. Join with a sl st in first st. 

R11-16. Repeat R10.

R17. Change color and Repeat again R10.

R18 for boys Change back to the main color and repeat R10.

R19. Ch1, Crab Stitch on each stitch. Join and break off yarn then weave all ends.


R18 for girls. Change back to the main color, Ch1, sc in each stitch around. Join. 

R19. Ch1, sc in the first stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, sc in next. skip 2 stitches again, 5 dc in next stitch* Repeat all the way around. If you end up with even stitches for the shell stitches, just adjust your skipped stitches when you almost reached the end. Instead of 2 skipped stitches, just skipped 1 stitch in some areas. Just make sure to end up with 2 or 1 skipped stitches AFTER the 5 dc in a stitch. Then join with a slip stitch in first sc. Break yarn and weave all ends.

7-12 months


R1. Make a magic ring, and 10hdc into the ring, close the ring tightly and join with a slip stitch into the ring. (10hdc)

R2. Ch 2, 2 hdc in the first st and in all the stitches around. Join with a sl st in the first stitch. (20hdc)

R3. Ch2, hdc in the first stitch, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (30 hdc)

R4. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (40 hdc)

R5. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (50hdc)

R6. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join (60hdc)

R7. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first 5 stitches, 2 hdc in next. Repeal all the way around. Join (70hdc)

R8. Ch2, 1 hdc in the first stitch and in the next 8 stitches. 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (77 hdc)

R9.  Ch2, 1 hdc in the first stitch and in the next 9 stitches. 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (87 hdc)

R10.  Ch2, 1 hdc in the first stitch and in the next 10 stitches. 2 hdc in next. Repeat all the way around. Join. (97 hdc)


R11. Ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch around. Join. (97hdc)

R12. Ch 1, sc in first st, dc also in the same st. *Skip a st, sc in next st, dc in the same st.* Repeat all the way around till the end. Join with a sl st in first st. 

R11-22. Repeat R12.

R21. Change color and Repeat again R12.

R22 for boys Change back to the main color and repeat R12.

R23. Ch1, Crab Stitch on each stitch. Join and break off yarn then weave all ends.


R22 for girls. Change back to the main color, Ch1, sc in each stitch around. Join. 

R23. Ch1, sc in the first stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, sc in next. skip 2 stitches again, 5 dc in next stitch* Repeat all the way around. If you end up with even stitches for the shell stitches, just adjust your skipped stitches when you almost reached the end. Instead of 2 skipped stitches, just skipped 1 stitch in some areas. Just make sure to end up with 2 or 1 skipped stitches AFTER the 5 dc in a stitch. Then join with a slip stitch in first sc. Break yarn and weave all ends.



My model is not feeling so well during this time that's why she looks so grumpy. But that doesn't lessen her cuteness. The hat was made to good use because she has some colds (teething) and had to wear the hat every time she goes out. It's not particularly cold these days, but it showers from time to time.

I love how the hat turned out and how easy it is to make. Hope you also enjoy making this and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page in Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

August 6, 2017

The life of God in the soul is man's only hope. - CCh 216

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How to: Crab Stitch or Reverse Single Crochet

Crab stitch or Reverse Single Crochet is a simple stitch. As the name says it's just a reversed single crochet. Single crochet, done in reverse. In this tutorial, I will walk you down through every step on how to make it with pictures on how to.

It's an easy stitch but would create a beautiful finishing of your work. As you finish your project, instead of just the normal single crochet for finishing why not try the Crab Stitch? It will make your work more beautiful.

Instructions

Crab Stitches in Rows

 At the end of the row, do not turn your work then Chain 1.














Insert your hook into the last stitch of the previous row.
















Yarn over and pull up a loop. With this particular stitch, you have to be consistent if you want to YARN OVER, you should yarn over all the time, and if you want to YARN UNDER, then you should yarn under all the time. So that your crab stitches will look even and beautiful.















Yarn over again and pull through all loops to finish your crab stitch.

You just made your first crab stitch. Do all over again in all of the next stitches.  
 


As you go along you will notice the stitches forming beautifully.


Here is a comparison of stitches. Single Crochet VS. Crab Stitches

Crab Stitches in Rounds

Doing Crab Stitches in Rounds is just the same as doing it in Rows.
With your last round, joined in the first stitch. Chain 1 and then go back to the last stitch of the round you just made and make your Crab Stitches starting there, working backward.

It's a good finishing for your projects. I used it often lately with my beanies for babies. Just like this one. The pattern for this cute beanie will be up soon.


It's an easy stitch, basically just your simple single crochet done in reverse. I hope you all learn something from this post and will use the stitch in your coming projects.


Don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page in Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

August 2, 2017

To the end of time, men will arise to create confusion and rebellion among those who claim to be representatives of the true God. - PK 442






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