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Winstitch Tutorial | How to Clean Up Your Crochet Graphs

Winstitch cleaning up graphs

Cleaning up your crochet graphs just got a little easier! In this post, you will learn some great tips and tricks on how to clean up your crochet graphs using WinStitch. WinStitch is a graphing program, read more about it below.

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What You Will Learn:

There is so much to learn in WinStitch, which is why my video series will be broken up into parts. Bookmark the Winstitch Tutorial Series and check back for more videos.

  • How to clean up your crochet graph FAST!
  • Replacing a lot of color pixels at once.
  • Consolidating color pixels.
  • Changing color palettes.
  • Changing color blocks en masse.

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About WinStitch:

If you are not familiar with the program WinStitch. It is a graphing program for:

  • Cross-stitch
  • Tunisian crochet
  • C2C
  • Row by row graphs
  • All used for crochet and knit patterns.

WinStitch is such a versatile program that can be used to create graphs from scratch or import photos and clipart to create graphs. They have a great selection of threads too.

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What you can do with WinStitch:

  • Export written graph patterns
  • Create graphs for crochet and knit designs.
  • Create cross-stitch 🧵 designs.
  • Export to PDF’s.

I purchased the full version of this program because I love it so much, and I use it to make graphs for my crochet 🧶 patterns.

I really fell in love with graphing because you can create such beautiful designs.

Although, finding the time to turn all the beautiful graph designs I’ve created into actual crochet has been a challenge! 🤷🏼‍♀️

You can purchase WinStifch here (I am not an affiliate, or affiliated with WinStitch, I just love the program).

Warning ⚠️:

There is a little glitch with their program however, where virus software defects it as ransomware or malware. I contacted the manufacturers and they assured me there is no ransomware in their program. They’ve been doing this for a long time and they aren’t sure why it keeps detecting it as so.

I am very wary of things like that, and I wouldn’t recommend it if I knew it was harmful.

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This tutorial is a part of a series of tutorials on graphing using WinStitch. Visit this page to get the full list of tutorials.

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Cleaning Up Your Crochet 🧶 Graphs

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Winstitch Tutorial | How to Export a Crochet Pattern to PDF

Winstitch export to PDF

Hello friends! This week I received a message from a friend who asked me how to export a C2C written pattern into a PDF file using WinStitch. This may seem like an easy task, but with WinStitch, there are a few steps you should know about. So, if you are wondering how to create a PDF of your written C2C pattern in WinStitch, wonder no more!

There are two versions of WinStitch. WinStitch 2017 & WinStitch 2020. In this post I will cover the 2017 version and please visit this post for how to export a crochet graph to PDF for the 2020 version of Winstitch.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to create a PDF file of your crochet C2C written graph pattern.
  • How to create a PDF file of your Row by Row crochet written pattern.

If you are not familiar with WinStitch, it is a graphing program used to create crochet, cross-stitch, and Tunisian crochet graphs. It’s wonderful and I love it!

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This tutorial is a part of a series of tutorials on graphing using WinStitch. Visit the page to get the full list of WinStitch tutorials.

If you want to read more about the Winstitch program, head over to this post and scroll down to “About Winstitch.”

Create a PDF from Your Written C2C Pattern – WinStitch 2017

If you are looking for how to do this in WinStitch 2020 – please see this post.

Step 1:

To create a PDF from your graph, you will need to make sure you have adobe viewer or adobe acrobat on your PC. You can download the free version of these here.

Recommended: Do *not* download the optional offers (highligted in yellow Be sure to uncheck those boxes before you download – They bog down your computer and you don’t need them.

Step 2:

Navigate to Import/Export on the top menu and choose Tunisian Crochet/Graphghan.

Step 3:

You can read the “how to” in the dialog box – but just close it out to continue creating your PDF.

Step 4:

Choose the drop down menu beside “order” – choose (C2C) Diagonal >, <, >.

Step 5:

Beside Identifier, choose “Color Blocks,” then choose “Print.”

Step 6:

Page setup dialog box will appear. Choose “ok” if everything looks good.

Step 7:

Another dialog box will appear, and choose “Adobe PDF,” then choose “Print.”

Step 8:

Name your file and choose where to save it. Then click “save.”

That’s it! Your PDF will start generating and you will be ready to grab your hooks and start crocheting! Keep scrolling to watch the video!

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Video Tutorial – Create PDF from C2C Written Graph

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Winstitch Tutorial (2020)| How to Export a Crochet Pattern to PDF

winstitch2020

The WinStitch series is a short tutorial series on using the crochet graphing program called WinStitch. This tutorial focuses on exporting a crochet graph pattern to a PDF using WinStitch 2020. I created another post on doing the same thing in the 2017 version of WinStitch. There are a few differences, so if you are using the older version, check out that tutorial here.

There are two versions of WinStitch. WinStitch 2017 & WinStitch 2020. In this post I will cover the 2020 version and please visit this post for how to export a crochet graph to PDF for the 2020 version of Winstitch.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to create a PDF file of your crochet C2C written graph pattern using WinStitch 2020.
  • How to create a PDF file of your Row by Row crochet written pattern.

What is Winstitch?

WinStitch is a graphing program used to create crochet, cross-stitch, and Tunisian crochet graphs. It is an awesome program if you haven’t tried it!

🟣 Video tutorial is at the bottom of the post 🟣

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Create a PDF from Your Written C2C Pattern – WinStitch 2020

If you are looking for how to do this in WinStitch 2017 – please see this post.

Step 1:

To create a PDF from your graph, you will need to make sure you have adobe viewer or adobe acrobat on your PC. You can download the free version of these here.

Recommended: Do *not* download the optional offers (highligted in yellow Be sure to uncheck those boxes before you download – They bog down your computer and you don’t need them.

Step 2:

Navigate to Import/Export on the top menu and choose Tunisian Crochet/Graphghan.

Winstitch 2020 step 1 import export

Step 3:

You can read the “how to” in the dialog box – but just close it out to continue creating your PDF.

Step 3 Winstitch Export to PDF

Step 4:

Method: Choose “Do Nothing”

Order: Choose (C2C) Diagonal >, <, > for C2C or Alternate Left first then Right for Row by Row Written Pattern.

Identifier: Blocks

Sequence: Bottom to Top

Then click “PDF” at bottom right side of dialog box.

Winstitch 2020 Export to PDF

Step 5:

A dialog box will pop up – name your file and choose where to save it. Click “save.”

WinStitch export to PDF 2020

That’s it! Your PDF will start generating and you will be ready to grab your hooks and start crocheting! Keep scrolling to watch the video!

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Aria Headband| Free Crochet Pattern

Aria Headband by Stardust Gold Crochet (17)

The Aria Headband is a simple crochet headband, easy to make, and works up fast! I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed XL for this one because I love the soft purple. It’s called Lilac Quartz and I purchased mine from Wool Warehouse, but you can find it online in America too! They have a lot of beautiful colors to choose from too. 😃

This pattern uses a stitch I created last year called the Fleur-de-lis stitch. It’s a simple and versatile stitch you can use for blankets, scarves, hats, and just about any project, your heart 💓 desires.

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A little bit about the yarn…

I used one of my favorite yarns for this project, it is called Scheepjes Stone-Washed XL.  I normally use the smaller version of this yarn but tried out the XL and it really is nice to work with.  Their 3-weight yarn is nice too.

+  Skill Level

Beginner

+  Gauge

14 fsc = 4”

+  Materials

Suggested Yarn: 

Scheepjes Stone-Washed XL, Lilac Quartz (858), medium weight #4 yarn (70% Cotton, 30% Acrylic, 83.1 yds/ 75 m per 1.76 oz/50 g skein)

Yarn Substitutions:

Any 4-weight yarn – adjust hook size to meet gauge.

Hook & Other Materials:

US Size H (5 mm) crochet hook

Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle

Scissors

+  Finished Measurements (Assembled)

11” Wide x 3” Tall

+  Abbreviations:

pspineapple stitch
scsingle crochet
hdchalf double crochet
sc2togsingle crochet 2 together
ch (s)chain (s)
skskip
yoyarn over
st(s)stitch(es)
*begin repeat from * to end of row or round, then…
**when you reach end of row or round, end repeat at **

+  Stitch Guide:

fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

ps – pineapple stitch

*yo, insert hook in indicated st. yo, pull up a loop to working level* repeat *…* – 3 times total, then, yo, pull through 6 loops on hook (2 loops left). yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook. (1 pineapple stitch created)

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

sc – single crochet

insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (a decrease by 1)

*insert hook in next st. yo, draw up a loop* 2 times. yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

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+  Pattern Notes – Please Read:

  • Pattern works in multiples of 5 + 1, using the foundation single crochet
  • Joins are made in ch 1 (see tutorial video for help).
  • Mark the first stitch of each round and ch-1.
  • Make the first stitch of each round in the first stitch of the previous round, not beneath the joining chain.
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+  Pattern

To start with a chain:

Chain any multiple of 5 + 1, add 1 for foundation chain.

Otherwise…

Round 1:  Fsc 76, join.

Round 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 fsc, *ch 3, skip 2 sts **, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from *until you reach the end of the round, stop repeat at **, sc in last 2 sts, join. – 46 sc, 15 ch-3 sps.

Round 3:  Ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, ch 1, skip next st, *(ps 1, sc 1, ps 1) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next **, ch 1, skip next st, repeat from * until you reach the end of the round, stop repeat at ** – 16 hdc, 30 ch-1 sps, 15 sc.

Round 4:  Ch 1, turn, hdc in 1st hdc, *hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next ps, ps in next sc, hdc in next ps, hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next hdc, repeat from * to end of the round, join  â€“ 76 hdc, 15 ps.

Round 5:  Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end of the round, sc in last st, join – 76 sc.

Repeat rows 2 – 5 one more time, cut, tie-off and weave in all tails.

Connect the foundation single crochet row by closing the gap and weaving in the tail.

You can block this project to create a smoother and more uniform look too.

Congratulations! You Are Finished!

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Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag | Free Crochet Pattern

Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

The Summer Sunflower Boho Bag was born out of a design I created last year called the Sunflower Afghan Block. It’s so versatile you can create any size square you want and it looks great with any yarn you choose! I am always here to help work through my patterns, if you would like to join my pattern support group, you can find that here or click the button below.

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Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

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A little bit about the yarn…

Lion Brands Wool-Ease is a thick super bulky blend of wool & acrylic.  I recommend washing it before you use the bag to get rid of the fuzz’s!

+  Skill Level

Intermediate

+  Gauge

9 double crochet = 4”

+  Materials

Suggested Yarn: 

Lion Brand  Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick, Fisherman, medium weight #6 yarn (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 106 yds/ 97 m per 6 oz/170 g skein)

(A) 1 skein Fresno Tweed

(B) 2 skein Providence Pink

(C) 3 skeins Fisherman

Yarn Substitutions:

Loops & Threads Cozy Wool, super bulky weight # 6 (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic, 90 yds/82 m per 4.5 oz/127 g skein)

Hook & Other Materials:

  • US Size M/N-13 (9 mm) crochet hook
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

+  Sizes/Finished Measurements

Square:  12” W x 12” H

Handle:  55” Tall X 4.5 “ Wide

+  Abbreviations:

scsingle crochet
tr3togtreble crochet 3 together
BPdcback post double crochet
dcdouble crochet
t-chturning chain
sk stskip stitch
ch(s)chain(s)
rndround
*…**Repeat* instructions

+  Stitch Guide:

sc – single crochet

Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook. 

tr3tog – treble crochet 3 together (decreases by 2)

*yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop (yo draw through 2 loops – 2 times) * – repeat from * to * 2 more times. yo, draw through all loops on hook.

BPdc – back post double crochet

yo, insert hook around post of next stitch (from back to front and out the back again).  yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through two loops* – two times.

+  Pattern Notes – Please Read:

  • Joins are made in 1st stitch of round – unless otherwise indicated.
  • 1st st of round starts in base of turning chain (t-ch), unless otherwise indicated.
  • Mark the 1st st of each round (helps for where to make your joins)
  • Turning chains do not count as stitches, unless otherwise indicated.
Summer Flowers Bohemian Messenger Bag

+  Pattern

Main Square (Make 2):

An original pattern with photo tutorials can be found here. Video Tutorials can be found here. 🧶 If you need to look at the photos it can help. Then come back here and finish for assembly.

Color A:  Create a magic circle, or ch 4, and join ends, then…

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, dc 15 into ring, join – 15 dc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc 2 in sp between dc below, *sc 1 in sp between next dc’s, sc 2 in sp between next dc’s* repeat from * around, sc between last dc (the one directly below ch 1), join – 24 sc.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc 1 in each st around, change to Color B when joining with sl st into 1st sc of round, cut Color A, and weave in tails – 24 sc.

Rnd 4:  Ch 4 (this will serve as your first treble in the tr3tog, so begin the 2nd part of the tr3tog in the next st – not the base of the chain) *tr3tog, ch 5,* repeat from * 8 times, join  in top of 1st tr3tog – 8 tr3tog, 8 ch-5.

Note:  In round 5, you will be working the cluster stitches enclosing the ch 5 from round 4.

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc 1 in same as join, [*yo, insert hook in base of leftmost treble from tr3tog below, yo, draw up a long loop* – repeat from * 3 times total,  *yo, insert hook in base of next treble, yo, draw up a long loop* repeat from * 3 times total, yo, pull through all 13 loops on hook (1 cluster created), ch 1, sc in top of tr3tog], repeat from [ to ] 8 times total (on last cluster, the 2nd half will be in the base of ch 4), complete last sc of repeat with Color C – that last sc will act as your join – 24 sts.

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc 2 (mark the 1st sc) in 1st st, *sc 2 in ch sp, sc 2 in top of cluster**, sc 2 in top of tr3tog,* repeat from *, ending repeat at **, sc 2 around last visible chain, join in 1st sc of rnd – 50 sc.

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Note: if you don’t have 50 stitches at this point, don’t fret. Just frog (pull it out) around 10 or so stitches and add the extras in there somewhere, it won’t throw off the pattern as long as you end this round with 50 sc.

Rnds 7:  Ch 2, (make first stitch of repeat in the base of ch 2), *dc 2, ch 1, dc 2 (in same st), dc 12,* repeat from * 3 times, dc in each of next 10 sts, join in 1st dc of rnd (make join behind dc in bar (see photo), sl st in next back bar of next dc) – 66 sts.

Rnd 8:  Ch 2, [*(yo, insert hook in ch sp, yo, pull up a long loop) 3 times, yo, pull through all loops, ch 1,*  repeat from * 3 times total in same ch sp, BPdc around next 16 dc], repeat from [ to] 2 more times.

Repeat instructions above from * to * 3 times in same ch sp, BPdc around next 12 dc, BPdc around ch 3, BPdc around next 2 dc (try to enclose the ch 2 from beg of rnd on last BPdc), invisible join.

Finish off, weave in all tails.

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+  Assembly

Creating the Center Piece & Joining the Squares – Assembly Video Here.

Choose a square, and we call it Square A.  The unworked square will be Square B.

Square A:  RS facing you, in right-hand corner, place a stitch marker in blo of center cluster of 3-cluster, repeat on left-hand side of square.

Attach yarn in left side stitch marker in blo. 

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc (blo) in same as ch 1, sc (blo) in ea st around until you reach the next st marker – 67 sc.

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st around.

Row 3:  Repeat row 2.

Finish off leaving a 20” tail.

Place square A (WS facing you) on the table.  Place square B (RS facing you) on top of square A.  Using the long tail, begin whip stitching through center cluster (blo) of 3-cluster on square B and continue whip stitching through both loops of square A and back loops of square B around.

Strap:

Row 1:  Fsc 72 – 72 sc.

Row 2:  Ch 4, turn, skip st at base of t-ch, *dc 1**, skip 1,* across, ending repeat at ** – 37 dc (including t-ch) 36 ch-1 spaces.

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st dc, *sc in ch-sp, sc in dc, repeat from * across – 72 sc.

Finish off and weave in all tails.

Strap base:

Attach yarn through 3 pieces of yarn on top right side of Row 1 of center piece.

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Ch 1, sc in same as ch-1, ch 4, skip over center to other side, insert hook in same location on other side and sc 2 in same space.

Finish off, weave in all tails. Repeat on other side.

Attaching the Strap:

Using a long piece of yarn and darning needle, whip stitch strap to body starting in the rightmost single crochet of the strap base, into second single crochet, and along chain, finish by working through next two single crochets from strap base.

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Wonder Woman Crochet Face Mask Cover | Free Crochet Pattern

Wonder Woman Crochet Mask Cover

*Disclaimer:  this mask is not a medical device, it is meant to be worn as a mask cover (to make those surgical masks a little prettier).

Crocheting in a pandemic is the one thing that brings me solace.  Creating something beautiful gives me a sense of accomplishment.  We all feel a bit powerless right now and to counteract that feeling I decided to spice up my surgical mask with something that makes me feel more powerful.

So I crocheted a Wonder Woman face mask covering!  I want to channel my personal power and take back some of the uncertainty, as well as make people smile a bit.  I am always here to help work through my patterns, if you would like to join my pattern support group, you can find that here…

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A little bit about the yarn…

Lion Brands 24/7 cotton is the perfect yarn for this project.  it is 100% mercanized cotton, washable, breathable, and comes in plenty of fun and bright colors.

+  Skill Level

Easy

+  Gauge

10 sc x 12 rows = 2”/5 cm

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

+  Materials

Suggested Yarn: 

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, medium weight #4 yarn (100% mercanized cotton, 186 yds/ 170 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein)

  • 1 skein Navy – 110
  • 1 skein Red – 113
  • 1 skein Goldenrod – 158
  • 1 skein White – 100

Yarn Substitutions:

Final Twist: Z-plied, medium weight # 4 (100% mercanized cotton, 186 yds / 170 m per 3.5 oz /100 g skein)

Hook & Other Materials:

  • US Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

+  Sizes/Finished Measurements

8.25” W X 4.5 “ H

+  Abbreviations:

scsingle crochet
sl stslip stitch
ch(s)chain(s)
fscfoundation single crochet
sc5togsingle crochet 5 together
BLOback loop only
FLOfront loop only
RSright side

+  Stitch Guide:

sc – single crochet

Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

fsc – foundation single crochet

Create a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created). 

sc5tog – single crochet 5 together

Insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop.  *insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop*, repeat from * 5 times total; yo and draw through all loops on hook.

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 Wonder Woman Crochet Mask Cover

+  Pattern Notes – Please Read:

The mask is worked in mostly single crochet with a few decreases in the W section of the mask.  The W is worked separate and sewn to the main body of the mask.

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+  Pattern

Body:

Using Navy- fsc 36

Row 1:  Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st across – 36 sc. 

Row 2 – 16:  Repeat row 1, change to Red at end of row 16.

Row 17:  Ch 1, turn, sc (BLO) in ea st across – 36 sc.

Row 18:  Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st across – 36 sc.

Row 19 – 23:  Repeat row 18.

Cut, tie, and weave in all tails.

Sides:

Place mask RS up, attach Navy yarn in top leftmost corner.

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 1 in same as join, sc 25 along top of each row along the side, sc 1 extra in last row – 26 sc.

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc 1 in 1st sc, ch 1, skip 1, sc 1, across to end, sc 1 in last st – 14 sc, 12 ch-1 sps.

Cut, tie-off, and weave in all tails.

Ties:

Chain 70, cut, tie-off and weave in tails.

Thread ties through the chain spaces.

Stars (embroidered):

Using White:

I embroidered 7 stars along the bottom row, about 3 stitches apart, the second row has 6 stars staggered.  The third row up has 7 and fall in line with the first row of stars on the bottom.

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Wonder Woman W:

Using Goldenrod, ch 50.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 chs (10 sc), sc 2 in next ch, sc in next 4 chs, sc5tog, sc in next 4 chs, sc 5 in next ch, sc in next 4 chs, sc5tog, sc in next 4 chs, sc 2 in next ch, sc in next 10 chs – 47 sts.

Row 2:  Ch 3, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in next ch, sc (FLO) in next 10 sts – 12 sc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, loosely sl st in next 12 sc – 12 sl sts.

Row 4:  Ch 3, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in next ch, sc in in next 12 sl sts (14 sc), (all of these stitches will be made in BLO); sc 3 in next sc on Row 1, sc in next 3 sts, sc5tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc 3 in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc5tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc 3 in next st, sc in next 10 sts – 49 sts.

Row 5:  Ch 3, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 in next ch, sl st in next 11 sts – 2 sc, 11 sl sts.

Row 6:  Ch 1, turn, skip 1st sl st, sc in next 12 sts – 12 sc.

Cut, tie-off, and weave in all tails.

+  Assembly

Lay mask flat with RS facing you.  Place the W with bottom of the wings flush to top ridge of BLO row 16 (make sure no blue is showing through as pictured below).  Using gold, sew along bottom edges and around, leaving the outermost edge of the wing unsewn, continue around like diagram.  Cut, tie-off, and weave in all tails.

Wonder Woman Crochet Mask Assembly

Congratulations! You Are Finished!

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Crochet Free Crochet Patterns Graphs

Rosie the Riveter c2c | Row by Row Graph| Free Crochet Pattern by Stardust Gold Crochet

Rosie The Riveter by Stardust Gold Crochet

Rosie the Riveter is a symbol of strength and unity for women everywhere.

With everything going on right now, I wanted to make this pattern free to download. These are such interesting times, and we are now living in a world where we all need sharing, caring, and love more than anything.

Therefore, Rosie embodies our strength, and send a positive message.

I spent a lot of care to make it as easy as possible!

  • Only 10 colors.
  • Written Pattern for C2C.
  • Written Pattern for Row by Row,
  • Easy to Use.
  • Learn How to Read a Graph
  • Work the pattern in C2C, single, double, or half-double crochet.

Also included is a full grid graph, and close-ups of the graph, as well as 4 pages of a close-up the graph, sectioned off for easier viewing.  The file is 14 pages.

Rosie the Riveter Free Graphgan C2C & Row by Row Download

Rosie The Riveter Thumbs

The graph is 85 x 109 stitches (color blocks).

I’ve made some yarn suggestions in the pattern, but you’re welcome to use whatever worsted weight yarn you’d like.

The pattern also includes detailed instructions on how to create a C2C blanket and links on how to make decreases.

Rosie Overlay.jpg

I would love to see your finished projects, links to my social media links are located at the bottom of the last page :). Please use the hashtag: 😃

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I’m always happy to help with patterns, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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Crochet Free Crochet Patterns Seasonal St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Charm Rainbow Shamrock Key Chain Stash-buster| Free Crochet Pattern by Stardust Gold Crochet

Rainbow Shamrock Crochet Key Chain

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! This is a simple St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Shamrock Key Chain Stash-buster to help ease the boredom and a great project to work with the kids!

  • Fun and easy
  • Stash-buster
  • Simple stitches

These are hard times and I hope everyone is coping okay. Let’s call this a lucky charm!

I’ll be posting quite a few patterns to help everyone get through it. So keep an eye out.

A little bit about the yarn…

I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret, which was in my stash. Definitely use any 3 or 4 weight yarn you have laying around in your stash for this simple crochet project! 😍


+ Sizes/Finished Measurements


Blocked and Assembled

Width:  3.5″

Tall:  3”


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn & Yardage Needed:

Yarn Bee Soft Secret – 6 oz / 170 g 200 yards/275 meters 100% Acrylic or any 3 or 4 weight scrap yarn – great for a stash-buster! Yardage is very little, less than a yarn of each color.

Color A:  Red | Color B:  Hot Orange | Color C:  Saffron | Color D: Butter | Color E: Lime | Color F: Aqua | Color G: French Lilac

Hook Size: US Size G (4 or 4.5 mm) crochet hook

Scissors

Darning Needle

Key Ring

Tails for stuffing or a tiny bit of polyfill


+ Abbreviations:


sc single crochet
dc double crochet
hdc half double crochet
tr treble crochet
sl st slip stitch
t-ch turning chain
rep repeat
st(s) stitch(es)
ch(s) chains(s)
ea each
*…* rep instructions between asterisk however many times indicated.

+ Stitch guide:


Stitches in pink are clickable links to a tutorial on how to create the stitch.

sc – single crochet

insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.

dc – double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* – repeat from * to * until you have one loop left on the hook.

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.

tr – treble crochet

yo twice, insert hook in indicated st.  yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 3 times.

Magic Circle


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


  • Rainbow is worked in rows.
  • Shamrock is worked in one round.
  • Pieces are sewn together and stuffed.
  • 1st st of each row/round is made in the same as t-ch.
  • Cut yarn after each row.

Ready? Let’s make it!

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Shamrock Key Chain


+ Skill Level


Beginner


+ Pattern:


Rainbow

Make 2

Starting with Color G (purple), Ch 4

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next, change to Color F (blue) – 4 sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (2 sc in next st) two times, sc in last st, change to Color E (green) – 6 sc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, change to Color D (yellow) – 8 sc.

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts, sc in each of last two sts, change to Color C (dark yellow)  – 12 sc.

Row 5:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st, change to Color B (orange) – 14 sc.

Row 6:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of next two sts, sc in each of next 6 sts, change to Color A (red)  – 16 sc.

Row 7:  Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st – 20 sc.

leave a long tail for sewing the two pieces together, weave in all other tails.

Shamrock ☘️

Make 2

4 mm hook

Magic circle, Ch 4

In magic circle, *tr 2, hdc 1, tr 3, sl st 1** ch 4, repeat from * two more times ending rep at **, ch 5 for the stem.

Pull magic circle closed tight and weave in all tails.

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Finishing & Assembly:

Rainbow:

Place pieces together with WS facing each other. Sew together along with the red, stuff with scraps of yarn from tails or polyfill, then continue sewing up the bottom.

Shamrock:

Place pieces together with WS facing each other. Using a whip stitch, sew through stem first, then along the outer edge.

Sew shamrock to rainbow and attach key ring at the end of the stem of the shamrock.

Congratulations! You’re Finished!

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Babies & Kids For the Home Free Crochet Patterns Graphs

Rainbow Unicorn Graphgan C2C & Row by Row Written Pattern

Rainbow Unicorn c2c Graphgan

Hey Makers!  The Rainbow Unicorn graphgan pattern is finally free! I hope everyone had a great holiday.  Mine was nice.  I’m in the process of moving right now, so honestly, it has been a strange one for sure.  No decorations up, but getting a fresh start for January is nice.

I’m in the process of setting up my crochet studio, and can’t wait to show you guys as it comes along.  Maybe you can help me with decorating tips!  I’m not so good at decorating but working on it. 😊. 

Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Reverse side – Finished Graphgan by Nancy (thank you Nancy!)

The Rainbow Unicorn release is a long time in the making, and I’m very excited to share it with you.  The Rainbow Unicorn graphgan is a project I released last year and have been wanting to release for free for a while now. I hope you all enjoy it.

note: This graphgan has three versions.  A row by row version, and a C2C version in two sizes.  The dimensions are slightly different for C2C versions, and I will cover that in this post.

Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet

What is C2C? How do I do it? 🧶

Learn the basics of C2C here… (click photo)

C2C Basics Tutorial

C2C Tools 😀

How Big Will My Blanket Be?

I get this question a lot. To solve this problem I created a couple of calculators that determine how big your blanket will be. These use your own personal tension, hook, and yarn choice.

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Row by Row Crochet Blanket Size Calculator

+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


This pattern includes written C2C instructions, written Row by Row, and a larger graph, all worked bottom up.  😊  If you have any questions about these patterns or need pattern support, please join my Pattern Support Group here:

***I work C2C using 5 ch’s, and chaining 2***

The traditional C2C is worked by chaining six at the beginning and chaining 3 after slip stitching in the new square, also known as 6/3 C2C.  I find the 5/2 C2C method reduces the size of the holes in the blanket.


Suggested Yarn😀:

I’ve received a lot of questions about what yarn to use for this. In the PDF there is a recommended yarn, but I leave out the yardage. The reason behind this is because not everyone prefers to use the recommended yarn, and will choose to use various hook sizes.

Download the PDF and use the recommended yarn or use a yarn of your choice. I’ve come up with some tools to help you determine how large your blanket will be below. They are the C2C blanket size calculator and Row by Row blanket calculator.

Tips

  • Want to make it bigger? Use a larger hook and heavier weight yarn.
  • Make it smaller? Use a single crochet stitch or Tunisian crochet simple stitch, you can also decrease the weight of the yarn.
  • C2C – measurements for C2C using recommended yarn and G hook (4.00mm) will be about 4′ x 4.5′ – Remember to use the C2C calculator to find out how big your blanket will be with your chosen yarn and hook size.

All of these patterns can be worked in a single crochet or Tunisian crochet simple stitch.  Of course, that will alter the dimensions of the blanket, but here are some tips on dimensions:

These beautiful photos were sent to me by a maker who finished the graphgan using Vanna’s Choice yarn, and a G hook (4 mm).

Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Front Side

+ Pattern:


There are three patterns in total.

Graphgan #1:

The first graph is a picture graph only, not a written pattern. The dimensions are 100 x 115 stitches with a download for full resolution. The images below the main graph are each section.

Graphgan #2:

The second graph is PDF download, C2C written + graph (90 x 100 stitches)

Graphgan #3:

The third graph is a PDF download, Row by Row written + graph (90 x 100 stitches)

Wondering How to Download Pictures and PDF’s 🤷‍♀️ ?

  • Scroll down to the “download” buttons
  • Click to download
  • Check your download folder in your browser
  • Click the “save” button to save the PDF to your computer or mobile.
  • Remember to check your download folder

Rainbow Unicorn Graphgan # 1: 100 x 115 sts


Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet

Grid 1


Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Grid 1

Grid 2


Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Grid 2

Grid 3


Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Grid 3

Grid 4


Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Grid 4

Rainbow Unicorn Graphgan # 2: C2C Written & Graph (90 x 100 stitches)


Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Rainbow Unicorn C2C by Nancy

Rainbow Unicorn Graphgan # 3: Row by Row Written & Graph (90 x 100 stitches)

Rainbow Unicorn Graph by Stardust Gold Crochet
Rainbow Unicorn Row by Row by Connie Elder

I hope you enjoy these patterns!

Please share your finished blankets and tag me, please!  I would love to see the finished work!

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