Not only am I a Rookie Blogger, but I am also new to the fiber arts. I learned how to crochet about four months ago thanks to crochet blogs and YouTube tutorials. At first I practiced using free patterns that generous bloggers posted on their sites (Thanks Generous Bloggers!). Then I began crocheting free-hand while keeping track of my own patterns.This is the first time I have written and revised a crochet pattern for others to use. Unfortunately I do not have anyone to test my patterns … So hopefully it is easy to follow and written correctly.
If you do come across any errors or need clarification please comment or email me, I certainly appreciate any feedback for pattern improvements.
So, without further ado (Drums Please!) … My First Crochet Pattern …
(It’s harder to say than it is to make)
5mm (H) hookI worked (dc) double crochets in spirals – without joining at the end of roundsBegin using foliage green yarn-Chain 2
10 dc in second chain from hook
*insert stitch marker*
2 dc in each stitch around
1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch – repeat around
1 dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch – repeat around
*change color to maitai pink*
There are no more increase rounds
Next 14 rounds: work 1 dc in each stitch
Skip first stitch
7 dc in next stitch
Skip 2 stitches
Slip stitch into next stitch
Repeat above instructions until end of round – Fasten Off
Chain 100 (150 for adult length)
Skip first stitch
Dc in each stitch until end of row
Fasten Off – leave a 12 inch tail
Attach strap to carrier using the tail and yarn needle
Attach black buttons or add black stitches for the watermelon seeds
This pattern should work for any standard size reusable drink container
I thought using the watermelon colors and attaching black buttons for the seeds was very Cheerful and Summery … perfect for an outside festival.
My little Birdie was very happy with it, as you can see in the picture.
Thanks for visiting and checking out my first crochet pattern. If you have suggestions or questions feel free to contact me at [email protected].