Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bobble or raspberry stitch tutorial!! The bumpy Rainbow pattern...

 O.k. all it is!!   My first tutorial....I hope it all makes sense...please let me know if I need to change anything to make it clearer....
For demonstration purposes I am going to show the basics to make a small square and you can adjust for a larger piece later...

This is in U.S. crochet terms... I am using 4ply worsted weight yarn....what I call regular old basic everyday yarn....  and for this I used a  ( I ) hook...
Chain 26.
The first row is a row of Half double crochet....(wrap once and pull through all 3 loops.)
So. Chain 26 then hdc in the third chain from the end.
Hdc:  wrap once put into chain
and pull through all three
finished stitch. one hdc made
first row of hdc.... 23 in all
chain 1 and turn...
crochet 5 single crochets in the next 5 stitches
Now your first bobble.  wrap as if you were going to do a double crochet
go in to the next stitch...( st.# 6) and pull through just the first 2 loops
two left on
wrap as if you were going to do another dc....insert back into stitch #6 and pull through two loops

now you will have 3 left on your hook
do this in the same stitch( #6) for a total of 5 times .  you will have now 6 loops on your hook
Wrap and pull through all 6 loops
first bobble made
now sc into stitch #7
now it pops! sc in the next two stitches for a total of  3 sc after the bobble...then do another bobble and sc 3  to the last 5 in the last 5
this is what you will have now...5 sc on one side ..4 bobbles and 5 sc on the other side with 3 sc between each bobble
on your last sc of the row you will add a new color if you want the rainbow effect.
leave the last sc incomplete with just two loops on
pull in your next color
and chain 1
then tie your new color on .....if your leave the hook in it makes it much easier to tie...
this method of color changes moves you into a new color evenly
after you have ch 1.... turn and sc in every stitch across

for a total of 23 sc's
ch 1 and turn
sc in first 3 sc's
on stitch #4 you will do your bobble stitch.....
wrap insert into the stitch and pull through 2 loops a total of 5 times

when you have 6 loops pull through all 6
bobble complete
sc in the next 3 sc's ( do not sc in the same stitch as the into the stitch after and then the next two for a total of 3 sc's )
then bobble .....3 sc.....bobble... 3 sc to the last 3 in the last 3 st.
change colors on your last sc... ch 1 and turn sc all the way across for 23....ch1 and turn
sc into the first 5 sts.....bobble st ..3sc bobble to the last 5 stitches....  you will repeat rows 1 - 4 until done..
In order to have a nice neat border on both bobble row starts and ends with 5 sc and the next bobble row starts and ends with 3 sc.
you can start your first bobble row with either the 5 row or the 3 row just make sure your next bobble row is the opposite.
I do hdc as my first row because it is firm but a little bigger that can do double crochet and use double crochet between the bobble rows....but your bobble rows must be sc sc sc bobble sc sc sc bobble to the last 5 or 3 which ever you chose as your first bobble row. 
well !  there you are!!!!  I hope it is clear....let me know I am happy to answer any questions!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sorry... And thank you # 43!!!!!!!!

Seems I am having some trouble with blogger....I have had several people say that they can not comment...Please feel free to e-mail me if you have a question or comment!!  I am almost done with the tutorial...hope to have it on the site today!!!

Oh... And thank you so so so so much # 43 !!!!!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I am love love loving this!

 I think this is one of the most fun crochet projects I have ever done!  My mine is swirling with ideas for future projects!
I think this is going to be a pillow can't stop touching the little bumps as you work!  It is also very forgiving as a pattern....I am going to try today to sit and do a tutorial today...for those who crochet a lot you will find it fact it is easy...I just had to play around with it a bit to get it the way I liked it!!
Back soon!!!!.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Resolutions.....clotheslines...kitties... ..nights at home... have resolutions for the new year or not...I am thinking.... Yes.....But not to feel too badly if they don't pan forget the weight thing....even would be a good idea..maybe just a resolution to move a bit more....
well....the first real resolution is to do more clothes line embroideries.....because I love them!!! I have some really great designs in mind...

 Second res.... more lovely nights at home!
Third res...... No more kitties!!!
 Not that we don't love them!!  We totally love them.... I mean how sweet!!  But for now 9 is enough...
 Dinner time for a few......they look so undernourished ....poor little things... and kitties in the sunshine!
How lovely it would be to just laz in the sun and wait for your next din din!
Forth resolution...
Crochet more!!
I am sorry to say that I tried to go backwards and find out who's site I got it from but couldn't find please forgive me who ever you were..I had no intention of not giving you credit....
It is really fun to do and a great way to use up scraps of yarn...
I changed the pattern a bit...instead of using double crochet between the bobble rows I used single crochet. ( U.S. crochet..)  I just liked the bobbles closer together... you could do a half double as well..

I just love the pom pom look to it!
It really is fun!!
I'm using an H hook and this is all 4 ply yarn... the bottom row is double but looking at it now I think I would do a half double instead.
so I guess I am on to a few resolutions....
oh one more.....I really want to get my etsy shop going...I have one but it is there you are....
WILL SHE DO IT !!!!  Hope so but ?!?!??!?
 ...................maybe.........maybe not!  You will be the first to know!
Happy Day to all you nice nice people!!!