SILVER DROP TOP CAL

I’m very happy to introduce you my new crochet pattern Silver drop top and to invite you to join Ana D First  Crochet-A-Long (CAL)!!!
Silver drop top is something that I designed to be quick&easy to make with beautiful and efortless summer look.  Actually you can make 4 different sweaters with this single pattern!Front&back with same look Version 1

​Front&back with same look Version 2
​Front panel as Version 1 and back panel as Version 2.

Of course all versions could be done with longer sleeves.

Since this is a summer design I needed an yarn that gives comfort to the body in the warm summer days. It should be from natural fibers in order to be absorbent, hypoalergenic, with soft and smooth feel against skein. So the choice of The Cotton by We Are Knitters  came very naturally.  This yarn embody all this qualities because it’s 100% pima cotton. It’s with cashmere softness and silky drape! It comes in lovely classic and trendy shades.  I won’t say anything else about this yarn because one can’t describe with words the real experience.   You need to experience this yarn – to touch it, to cuddle it, simply to feel it! So don’t hesitate and treat yourself with few The Cotton skeins!

***Silver drop top CAL***
Please read the rules of the game that we’ll play in next 4 weeks!1. Get the Silver Drop top pattern on Ravelry and create a Ravelry project http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/siver-drop-top
Pattern is 40% OFF till Sunday, June 11- no coupon needed.
Then you also can get on sale for $3.30 but with coupon code SDT108 till June 18, Sunday.

 
2. CAL schedule:
Week 1:11-17 June – Materials. Prepare your materials, create a Ravelry project and share your own pictures of yarn you plan to use.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 18.
Week 2: 18- 24 June – Front panel. Share your own pictures of your front panel. 
Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 25.
Week 3: 25 June – 1 July – Back panel. Share your own pictures of your back panel.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 2.
Week 4: 2-8 July – Sleeves and finishing. Share your own pictures of your finished project.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 9.

3. Prizes will be given after the end of each period. I’ll giveaway yarn, hooks, patterns. To enter the giveaway please join Ana D crochet group for latest news. Follow the schedule and be sure that you added on time your own pictures to your Ravelry project.
 
4. And the most important: Have Fun!
Share your work in progress and what inspires you. Feel free to invite your crochet fellows to join the party at Ana D crochet group. If any help needed please contact me (tag me, PM me or email me at by.accessorise@gmail.com).  I’ll be happy to help!

​The Grand Prix will be 5 crochet patterns by Ana D chosen by the winner and a special crochet surprise which will be announced during CAL at Ana D crochet group !!!
 
Please note:
This pattern is original design made by © Ana D. All Ana D patterns  are  for personal use only and are not for distribution in any form. Please do not sell anywhere or post my patterns online. You may sell items made from my  patterns, just have my shop Ana D  or AnaDdesign  on the listing or wherever it is being sold at giving me credit for the pattern. Thank you very much! 

HAPPY SUMMER CROCHETING!

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T-SHIRT YARN CROCHET COASTER

Recently I was so hooked by T-shirt yarn so I’ve designed few patterns. I like the contemporary look of  everything made from T-shirt  yarn and how quick you can see the final result from your work. T-shirt yarn is pretty sturdy and is perfect for home decor.  You can make the yarn by yourself  or just grab some from local yarn shop as I did.  I’ll show you a very easy, beautiful and practical  project with pretty  knit look. 
KNIT LOOK COASTER

MATERIALS:
T-shirt yarn,  crochet hook 9.0 mm (M/N) or 10.0 mm (N/P) – depends on the yarn you’ll use, yarn needle and scissors.

STITCHES:
sc- single crochet,
ssc – split single crochet – insert the hook into the center of the upside-down “V”, yarn over, pull the yarn through creating two loops on hook, yarn over, pull the yarn through both loops creating one loop.
​​reverse sc(crab stitch) – work from left to right (backwards), insert the hook, from front to back, in the next stitch to the right, yarn over  and draw the yarn through the stitch(like you do regular sc), yarn over and draw through the 2 loops on the hook .

NOTES:
Pattern is worked in continues rounds .
Coaster diameter 5 inches (12.5cm).

COASTER INSTRUCTIONS :
Round 1: Make a magic cirle, ch1(does not count as stitch), 8sc  inside the circle, join with sl st at beginning ch1. Pull the loop closed. (8sc)
Round 2: 2ssc in each sc around.(16ssc)
Round 3: *Ssc in next ssc, 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(24ssc)
Round 4: *Ssc in next 2 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(32ssc)
Round 5: Reverse sc in each ssc around. Join at beginning sc.
Fasten off wave in ends. 

If you like to make a 8″(20 cm) coaster like the one under my favorite teapot  repeat Round 1-4.
Round 5: *Ssc in next 3 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(40ssc)
Round 6: *Ssc in next 4 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(48ssc)

Round 7: *Ssc in next 5 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(56ssc)
Round 8: *Ssc in next 6 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(64ssc)
Round 9: Reverse sc in each ssc around. Join at beginning sc.
Fasten off wave in ends.

HAPPY CROCHETING!

SUN COASTER  – free crochet pattern

Welcome to Ana D blog!
Sun coaster is easy and fun to make project to decorate your table. Make them with colors to match your style, and they really add a personal touch. Here you may see more color combinations from people who already done them http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sun-coaster-2/people . Join the crochet community and add your finished coasters to your Ravelry projects.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  2 Easy
MATERIALS:

  • Approx. 20 yds of Red Heart* Crème de la crème yarn, Category 4: Worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook H8(5.00mm)
  • Scissors and tapestry needle to fasten off ends.


STITCH GUIDE:
ch – chain, sc – single crochet, dc double crochet, sl st – slip stitch, st(s) – stitch(es).

SPECIAL STITCHES:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) –  [Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) –  [Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

GAUGE:
Gauge is not critical for this project.

NOTES:

  • Pattern is worked in rounds.
  • Coaster approx. diameter 5 ¼ “(14cm)

INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1: Make double loop(magic circle), ch3(count as dc here and throughout), work 17 dc into a double loop and pull the loop closed. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (18dc) ​
​Rnd 2: Ch3, dc at base of beginning ch3, 2dc in each dc around. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (36dc)
​Rnd 3: Ch3, dc2tog, ch5, *dc3tog, ch5; repeat from* around.  Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (12 dc3tog, 12 ch-5 spaces)
​Rnd 4: Ch1, *5sc in ch-5 space, sc on top dc3tog; repeat from* around. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (72sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.