Saturday, July 27, 2013

Floral Beauties e-Book




Newly released is the Floral Beauties e-Book. This e-book contains 5 different patterns/instructions for 12" afghan squares. The patterns are each sold individually for $2 each, so this is a great deal. Save money and buy the e-Book for $6.50.

The patterns are:

1. Blooming Beauty
2. Cameo Flower
3. Mother's Corsage
4. Roses and Lace
5. Winter Rose







FLORAL BEAUTIES E-BOOK
$6.50 USD


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Andante Scarf Mystery CAL


Time for another Mystery CAL. Come along with Ruth Greenwald of PennyRose Yarns and myself as we take you on a Symphony of crochet designs and yarn. 

This will be an ongoing club, but each design will have a separate sign-up. So you get to choose if and when you wish to join. Last day to order is Wed, Aug 14.

Included in this month's kit are the following:

The Andante scarf pattern, emailed to you. 

1 skein of Yarn: This month's yarn is Lyric Yarn, 400 yards of a 100% SW merino singles yarn in a fingering weight.. The 5 colors are Asparagus, Pewter, 
Watermelon, Chocolate Milk,  and Dusk.. Lyric is a very easy yarn to crochet. Even though it looks curly, it will not kink as you work with it. It's very soft, drapes well, and is not itchy at all. Truly a lovely yarn!





Cost of the kit is $27 plus shipping. To order please see: PennyRose Yarns Etsy Shop.

To give you a little preview, here's one piece of the puzzle. :)





Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Allegro Wrap

Allegro Wrap


I am teaming up with Ruth Greenwald, of PennyRose Yarns. We will be offering a shawl/scarf club. This would consist of an original Melinda Miller design as well as hand-dyed fingering weight yarn from PennyRose Yarns (see samples below). This would be sold in kits – with the pattern and the yarn together through Ruth’s Etsy shop . Cost will be $35 plus first class shipping. Will ship internationally. 

Ship date is around June 15th. Your kit will include the Allegro Wrap pattern (which will be emailed to you) and 750 yards of superwash merino Symphony 6-ply yarn (choose one of 4 colors). Colors are Chile, Magenta, Sandy and Emerald.




To order your kit, CLICK HERE.






Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Week 4 - Dishcloth CAL

Week 4 - Dishcloth CAL

This is the last week of the Dishcloth CAL. I hope you have enjoyed working these dishcloths every week. You should have a nice stash of cloths to keep or give away as gifts. You can never have too many dishcloths. :) With that said, here are the last two patterns. Enjoy!








Jessica's Dishcloth



Jessica’s Dishcloth
Designed by: Melinda Miller


This pattern is named after my beautiful daughter-in-law.

SKILL  LEVEL:                   
 Easy

MATERIALS:                       
1 oz. Worsted weight cotton
Crochet hook size H/5.0 mm

SIZE:                                     
8.5” square after blocking

ABBREVIATIONS:                         
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Rep = repeat
Tch = Turning Chain

COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch  33.
Row 1: Work 4 dc in 5th ch from hk, *skip next 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch, rep from * across to within last 4 ch, skip next 3 ch, 3 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, ending with last sc in top of tch, turn. (32 sc)

Row 3: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first sc, 2 dc in next sc, *skip next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc, rep from * across to within last 2 sc, skip next sc, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Ch 3, skip first 3 sc, *4 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, rep from * across to within last sc, 3 dc in last sc, turn..

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 until cloth measures desired size. Do NOT finish off.

Border:

Ch 1, turn, work 3 sc in corner, work any number of sc evenly across sides of cloth and 3 sc in corners, **join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

**You may join with the Invisible Join instead - Tutorial Here.

© 2013 Melinda Miller




Merry-Go-Round Dishcloth



Merry-Go-Round Dishcloth
Designed by Melinda Miller



SKILL LEVEL:                       Beginner

FINISHED SIZE:                     9” Diameter


MATERIALS:                          Worsted weight cotton
                                                Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
                                                Tapestry needle

STITCH GUIDE:                     Dc= double crochet
                                                               
SPECIAL STITCHES:            V-st: In sp or st indicated work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc).

 COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd. 1: Ch 3 (count as dc now and throughout), work 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to beg ch 3, (12 dc)
Rnd. 2: Ch 4 (count as dc, ch 1, now and throughout), [dc in next dc, ch 1] rep around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (12 ch-1 sps)
Rnd. 3: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, [ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp] rep around ending with ch-1, join with sl st to beg ch-3.
Rnd. 4: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] rep around ending with ch-1, join with sl st to beg ch-3.
Rnd. 5: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, [ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] rep around ending with ch-2, join with sl st to beg ch-3.
Note: To change colors here, finish off color A, attach color B to middle dc, begin at #.
Rnd. 6: Sl st to middle dc, # ch 4, dc in same st, *V-st in next ch-2 sp**, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, skip next dc, rep from * around ending last rep at **, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd. 7: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, [ch 1, V-st in next V-st], rep around ending with ch-1, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd. 8: Sl st to next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in middle of next V-st, [ch 2, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in next V-st] around, ch 2, join to beg sc. Finish off.

Copyright - This Merry-Go-Round Dishcloth Pattern and the pattern photos are copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form. (Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Week 3 - Dishcloth CAL

Week 3 - Dishcloth CAL

We are now at week three of our Spring Cleaning Dishcloth CAL. I hope you are enjoying it so far and have made some pretty cloths. Each week (for 4 weeks) I post a dishcloth pattern of mine that I chose just for you - PLUS and BRAND NEW pattern that I designed just for this CAL. I hope you enjoy them! Here are this week's choices:











Audra's Dishcloth


Audra’s Dishcloth
Designed by: Melinda Miller




This pattern is named after my beautiful daughter-in-law.

SKILL  LEVEL:                   
 Easy

MATERIALS:                       
1 oz. Worsted weight cotton
Crochet hook size H/5.0 mm

SIZE:                                     
8” square after blocking

ABBREVIATIONS:                         
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Lp = loop
Rep = repeat
RS = Right Side
St = stitch
Tch = Turning Chain

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Dc5tog = Work 5 dc into designated st leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 6 lps.

COMMENCE PATTERN:

Ch  27.

Row 1: (RS) Skip 3ch (count as dc), 1 dc into each ch to end, turn. (25 dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 2 sts, *work dc5tog into next st, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, rep for * to last 3 sts, work dc5tog into next st, 1 sc into each of last 2 sts (including top of tch), turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first st, 1 dc into each st to end, skip tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 4 sts, *work dc5tog into next st, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, rep from * ending 1 sc into top of tch, turn.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Rep Rows 2 – 5 three more times.
Then rep Rows 2 – 3 once more. Do not finish off.

Border:

Ch 1, work 3 sc in corner, work any number of sc evenly across sides of cloth and 3 sc in corners, **join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

**You may join with the Invisible Join instead - Tutorial Here.

© 2013 Melinda Miller




Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Week 2 - Dishcloth CAL

Week 2 - Dishcloth CAL

Time for week number two of our Dishcloth CAL. Hope you have been keeping up so far. This week brings us two different designs and also some green grass and singing birds to boot. :) As Easter fast approaches, we'll pour ourselves a cup o' joe and make our kitchens spic n' span! Hope you enjoy this week's patterns! Have fun!















Cup O' Joe Dishcloth






MATERIALS:                       

Worsted Weight Cotton

Color A: Orange

Color B: Green

Crochet hook size I/5.5 mm
Tapestry needle

SIZE:                                     
8” wide X 9” tall – excluding handle

ABBREVIATIONS:                         

Beg = beginning
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp/s = loop/s
Rem = remaining
Rep = repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl St = slip stitch
St/s = stitch/es
Tr = triple crochet
Yo = yarn over


SPECIAL STITCHES:

Sc2tog = Work 1 sc into each of next 2 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 3 lps.

Sc3tog = Work 1 sc into each of next 3 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 4 lps.

Tr2tog = Work 1 tr into each of next 2 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 3 lps.

Tr3tog = Work 1 tr into each of next 3 sts leaving the last lp of each st on hk, yo and pull through all 4 lps.
 


INSTRUCTIONS

Cup: Begins at top of cup.

Row 1: With A ch 26, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: (RS) Sc in first st and in each st to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 3 - 10: Rep Row 2.

Row 11: Sc into first st, [hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st] rep to end  joining Color B in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Sk first st, sc in next st (counts as sc2tog), [sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc3tog] to end omitting last sc3tog, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 13: Rep Row 12. Finish off Color B, join Color A in last st, ch 3, turn.

Row 14: Sk first st, 1 tr into next st (counts as tr2tog), [dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr3tog] to end omitting last tr3tog, tr2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 15 – 26: Sc in first st, sc in next and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (25 sc)

Row 27: Sk first st, sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 28: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (23 sc)

Row 29: Sk first st, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 30: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Row 31: Sk first st, sc in next 18 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (19 sc)

Row 32: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (19 sc)

Row 33: Sk first st, sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 34: Sc in first st and each st to end, ch 1, turn. (17 sc) Do NOT finish off, continue to Border.

Border:

Work 3 sc in each corner and any number of sc evenly along sides of cup – st count doesn’t matter here, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Handle:

Row 1: With Color A – leave about an 18” tail and ch 24, working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 4 chs, [2 sc in next ch, sc in next 5 chs] to end, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)

Row 2: Sc in first and rem sts.  Finish off leaving about an 18” tail. (26 sc)

With RS facing and following photo, sew on Handle using existing ends. The Handle should gently curve, and you can stretch it or damp block it into shape if needed. Weave in all ends, block if desired.

© 2018 Melinda Miller – All rights reserved

                 
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