Let's make a bigger anchor with crochet :)

I spent quite some time to create this bigger anchor crochet pattern. If you like a smaller and simpler pattern, you can try to follow the pattern I uploaded in another article earlier. Today, I can finally share the pattern with you and I’m quite happy with that 🙂

I’ve decided to make this pattern because I’ve got a request to make a bigger anchor pattern which fits on a baby blanket. (I’m so happy to get some feedbacks, so I was really happy to receive a request ♡ ) If you follow the instruction below and use size H hook (5mm) and medium weight yarn, the size of the finished work would be around 17cm x 17cm (6.7 inch x 7.6 inch). Of course, you can use whatever crochet hook you have and whatever yarn you would like to use! 🙂

This is how I use the applique. It looks good on my crochet bag 🙂 ♡

Good on a summer bag

 

This time, the instruction will look slightly complicated (but not so difficult to follow), so I made a diagram to explain the pattern. I also wrote how to proceed the pattern in the picture just next to the diagram. For those who don’t like reading symbols, I will also explain in words. My tutorial “step” numbers are synchronized with the numbers written in the picture below. Well, let’s get started 😀

◆Anchor pattern in a crochet diagram◆

Instruction Instruction-how to proceed

 

◆Abbreviations◆

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • ss: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tc: treble crochet
  • dt: double treble

 

Step 1. Make a double magic ring. Ch 2. (1 hdc in the magic ring, 1 ch) three times. Close the loop of the magic ring. Ss to the 1st hdc.

Step1-1 Step1-2

 

Step 2. Ch 12. 1 dc in the 4th st from the hook. 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts.

Step2-1 Step2-2

 

Step 3. Ss to the point A (shown in the picture below). (1 sc, ch 1 and 1 sc) in the next st.

Step3-1 Step3-2

 

Step 4. Ch 12. 1 dc in the 4th stitch from the hook. 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts.

Step4-1

 

Step 5. Ss to the point B (shown in the picture below). Ss in each st for the following 10 sts.

Step5

 

Step 6. Ch 3. 1 sc in the 2nd st from the hook. 1 hdc in the next st. 1 dc in the next st. 1 tc in the next st. 1 dt in the next st. Ch 1.

Step6-1 Step6-2

 

Step 7. Ss in each st to get to the point A. (for 12 ss)

Step7

 

Step 8. Ch 1. Ss in the following 3 sts. Ch 1.

Step8-1 Step8-2

 

Step 9. Ss for the following 8 sts.

Step9

 

Step 10-1. Ch 5. 1 tc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st.

Step10-1 Step10-2

 

Step 10-2. Ch 3. 1 sc in the 2nd st from the hook. 1 hdc in the next st. Ss to the bottom.

Step10-3 Step10-4 Step10-5

 

Step 11. Skip the next st. Ss to the following 8 sts. (You are now back in the point B.)

Step11

 

Step 12. Ch 14. 1 hdc in the 3rd st from the hook. 1 hdc in the next 3 sts.

Step12-1 Step12-2

 

Step 13. Ch 6. 1 dc in the 4th st from the hook. 1 dc in the next 2 sts.

Step13-1 Step13-2

 

Step 14. Ch 6. 1 hdc in the 3rd st from the hook. 1 hdc in the next 3 sts.

Step14-1 Step14-2

 

Step 15. 3 hdc in the next space. Ss to the next st.

Step15

 

Step 16. Turn the work and ss for the next 3 sts.

Step16

 

Step 17. 1 dc in the following 8 sts.

Step17

 

Step 18. Ss to the point C (shown in the picture below).  Cut the yarn and trim the end. The bottom part is done 🙂

Step18-1 Step18-2

 

Step 19. Ch 10. Ss to the 1st st.

Step19

 

Step 20. Ch 2. 1 hdc in the bottom st. 2 hdc in each st of the row. (19 hdc)

Step20

 

Step 21. Ss to the 1st st of the row. Cut the yarn, leaving some length for the sewing purpose. Attach the top part to the bottom part of the anchor motif with the left yarn.

Step21

Now, this is done 😀

DONE

 

Thank you if you are with me till here 🙂

Enjoy decorating things around you!! 😀

If you have a blog, I’ll be definitely happy when you write about this pattern and your achievements. At that time, I can never be happier if it would have a link to my blog ♡♡♡

*** Added on November 2015 ***

I have opened a jewelry shop on Etsy. I try to make jewelry that I also can use in any occasions. Please have a look there by clicking the photo below.

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Let's make an anchor as a summer decoration :)

I love the anchor motif!!! I think we all need this motif more of less as our summer decoration!!!
I spent quite some time to create the anchor crochet pattern. Today, I can finally share the pattern with you and I’m quite happy with that 🙂

You can use whatever yarns and hooks you want to use. Well, let’s get started 😀

 

This time, the instruction will look slightly complicated (but not so difficult to follow), so I made a diagram to explain the pattern. I also wrote how to proceed the pattern in the picture just next to the diagram. For those who don’t like reading symbols, I will also explain in words. My tutorial “step” numbers are synchronized with the numbers written in the picture below.

 

◆Anchor pattern in a crochet diagram◆

Symbols Route

 

◆Abbreviations◆

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • ss: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet

 

Step 1. Make a double magic ring. Ch 1. (1 sc in the magic ring, 1 ch) three times. Close the loop of the magic ring. Ss to the 1st sc.

Step 1 Step 1 -done

 

Step 2. Ch 8. 1 hdc in the 3rd st from the hook. 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts.

Step 2

 

Step 3. Ss to the point “A” (shown in the picture below). Ss in the next 2 sts to get to the point “B”.

Step 2-2

 

Step 4. Ch 8. 1 hdc in the 3rd stitch from the hook. 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts. Ss to the point “C”.

Step 4 Step 4-2

 

Step 5. Ch 9. 1 hdc in the 3rd st from the hook. 1 hdc in the next st.

Step 5 Step 5-2

 

Step 6. Ch 9. Ss to the 7th st from the hook.

Step 6 Step 6-2

 

Step 7. Ch 2. [1 hdc, 2 hdc in the next st] around. (10 hdc)

Step 7 Step 7-2

 

Step 8. 1 hdc in the next 2 sts.

Step 8

 

Step 9. Ch 4. 1 hdc in the 3rd st from the hook. 1 hdc in the next st.

Step 9 Step 9-2

 

Step 10. 1 hdc next 2 sts together.

Step 10 Step 10-2

 

Step 11. 1 hdc in the next 5 sts.

Step 11

 

Step 12. Ss to the bottom.

Step 12

 

Cut the yarn and trim the end 🙂 DONE!!!

Anchor!!

 

If you like, you can make some chs with another yarn, and wrap the anchor nicely!!! I made 30 chs 🙂

Anchor -different version.

 

Enjoy decorating things around you!! 😀
I decorated a summer hat with this anchor. Please have a look on my hat here.

anchor decorating example

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial 🙂 Happy crocheting ♡

 

*** Notes ***

I have invested a lot of time in creating the pattern, taking photos, writing the instructions as clear as possible, therefore it will be really kind of you to respect my rights.

If you have a blog, I’ll be definitely happy when you write about this pattern (and your achievements).
At that time, I can never be happier if it would have a link to my blog! Thank you ♡

 

*** Added on November 2015 ***

I have opened a jewelry shop on Etsy. I try to make jewelry that I also can use in any occasions. Please have a look there by clicking the photo below.

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Handmade time!! My First Tutorial to My Knotty Friends :)

I thought you would be interested in making beanies by yourselves. So, as a first project of my crochet tutorial, I’ve picked up Hello Kitty beanie which I’ve already uploaded in the previous blog. If you like it, please feel free to make one by yourself 🙂 I will also be happy to see your works once they are done!! Then, let’s get started 🙂

♥︎Step-by-step Crochet Tutorial♥︎ Hello Kitty Beanie

◆Materials◆

Worsted Weight Yarn (Medium 4)

  • White: CARON SIMPLY SOFT (WHITE)
  • Red: BERNAT Satin (CRIMSON)
  • Black: CARON SIMPLY SOFT (BLACK)
  • Yellow: Sugar’n Cream (YELLOW)

CARON SIMPLY SOFT : WhiteBERNAT Satin : CRIMSONCARON SIMPLY SOFT : BlackSugar'n Cream : Yellow

Size G(4mm) Crochet Hook
Size H(5mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

◆Size◆

If you follow the instruction below, it will probably fit for 1 year old baby. But everyone uses a different tense when we crochet, so the outcome might be in a different size. If you want something bigger, you can just add an increase row and some even rows. I strongly recommend to check before stepping forward to the even rows (in this instruction, it’s at the end of Row7) if it fits the head size. You can always adjust the size as you like 🙂

◆Pattern◆

*** It’s easier to start every row with 2 chains and end each row with a slip stitch since you will see where you started the row which you are working on. If you take this method, please don’t forget to count this 2 chains as 1 hdc. (So, you need to skip 1 “hdc” in the instruction below, starting from Row 2.)

*** I like the seamless surface, so in this tutorial, I take this method. You just have to keep going, but it may be difficult to see where you started the row. So, it’s better to use a safety pin at the first stitch of each row.

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◇Step 1: Face with Size H hook, White yarn◇
Step 1 : Face

  1. Row 1 : Make a double magic ring (magic loop). Ch 2, and 7 hdc in the magic ring. (8 hdc*)
      • You will count Ch 2 at the beginning of the row as 1 stitch
  2. Row 2 : 2 hdc in each stitch around (16 hdc)
  3. Row 3 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next stitch around (24 hdc)
  4. Row 4 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitch around (32 hdc)
  5. Row 5 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitch around (40 hdc)
  6. Row 6 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 4 stitch around (48 hdc)
  7. Row 7 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 5 stitch around (56 hdc)
    • You may adjust the size here.
  8. Row 8-16 : hdc in each stitch (56 hdc)

 

◇Step 2: Ears with Size H hook, White yarn◇
Step 2 : Ears

  1. Row 1 : Make a double magic ring (magic loop). Ch 2, and 5 hdc in the magic ring. (6 hdc*)
      • You will count Ch 2 at the beginning of the row as 1 stitch
  2. Row 2 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next stitch around (9 hdc)
  3. Row 3 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitch around (12 hdc)
  4. Row 4 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitch around (15 hdc)
  5. Row 5 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 4 stitch around (18 hdc)
  6. Row 6 : 2 hdc in the 1st stitch, hdc in the next 5 stitch around (21 hdc)
  7. Cut the yarn long (around 10″) for sewing purpose.
  8. You will make two of these ears and sew on the face with the yarn you left.

 

◇Step 3: Eyes with Size G hook, Black yarn◇
Step 3 : Eyes

  1. Row 1 : Chain 4
  2. Row 2 : Sc in the 2nd stitch from the hook. 1sc, 3sc, then 1sc in the following 2 stitch. Finish with slip stitch at the 1st stitch of the row.
  3. Cut the yarn long (around 5″) for sewing purpose.
  4. You will make two of these eyes and sew on the face vertically.

 

◇Step 4: Nose with Size G hook, Yellow yarn◇
Step 4 : Nose

  1. Row 1 : Chain 4
  2. Row 2 : Sc in the 2nd stitch from the hook. 1sc, 3sc, then 1sc in the following 2 stitch. Finish with slip stitch at the 1st stitch of the row.
  3. Cut the yarn long (around 5″) for sewing purpose.
  4. You will sew the nose on the face horizontally.

 

◇Step 5: Whiskers with Yarn Needle, Black yarn◇
Step 5 : Whiskers

  1. Embroider whiskers with a yarn needle just as you like. You can adjust the length and angles of them, which will make a difference of the expression of the Kitty.

 

◇Step 6: Bow with Size G hook, Red yarn◇
*I posted a tutorial on making a bow in the other article. I introduced very much in detail with step-by-step photos. So, please check the instruction.

Here is the title of the article:  Here Summer Comes!! Ponytail With A Pretty Bow??

◇◇Make oblong & Center ring
Step 6 : Bow (Oblong)Step 6-2 : Bow (Center Ring)

◇◇Put together

Insert the oblong into the center ring and sew not to move around. Then, sew it onto the right side of the ear (from your view point).

Hello Kitty on my stuffed cow

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♡♡♡ Thank you so much if you follow the instruction all the way till here. ♡♡♡

Now it’s done!!! I hope you liked how I made Hello Kitty!!
If you find some difficulties to understand some parts, please just leave a comment!! Enjoy making “lovely handmade things” by yourself 🙂