Free crochet cardigan pattern … Slightly adapted for the ‘catwalk’!

I am loving this technological world!!!

My free crochet baby cardigan pattern is proving to be exceptionally popular and I absolutely love hearing from everyone that uses it!

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Thank you so much everyone for all of the positive feedback!

Well, tonight I decided to adapt the sizing of the pattern …

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Fu is such a poser! She absolutely loves it! I couldn’t take it off her, and when I did finally manage to … She sat there pawing at the tiny cardigan as if asking me to put it back on, the rolled onto her back in my arms, just like how I put it on her! Hehehe! Crazy kitty! X

So here are some pictures, bearing in mind it is dark and the flash on my iPhone was blinding Fu … She really wasn’t plotting to kill me!

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I think I may have to make her a few more!

I also made To (Toe) a hoody as he is a boy, but its a tad too big for him, but, he is growing really fast … So in time he will be a model too! Bless x

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Christmas Stocking Patterns

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With Christmas fast approaching I have been a busy little elf working on some more patterns and tutorials.

I am currently adding them to my website so be sure to have a look! I will post again when they are ready to buy on my website 🙂

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Large patchwork stockings and mini stocking garland. All fully lined!

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Mini garland … You can have as many mini stockings as you like on the garland. I can also make coordinating, personalised and any colour way you like 🙂

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Single mini stockings are great on the Christmas tree filled with candy canes and sweet treats!

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I also crochet mini stockings 🙂

I will be selling the stocking via my website shop

Price guide for sewn stocking
Mini stocking £7
Three mini stockings on a garland £20
Each additional mini stocking to garland £5
Large stocking £20
LuxuryVelvet with fur trim
Mini stocking £10
Three mini stockings on a garland £30
Each additional stocking to garland £8
Large stocking £30
Extra options
Personalisation (embroidered name) £3
Appliqué £5
Fur trim £3

Make your own
With this kit you will learn how to make the stockings and have everything supplied. The patterns are designed to be reusable so you can purchase more fabric and get into elf mode!

Sewing pattern only £5
Sewing kit £20 (includes everything you need to make three small stockings or one large stocking)
Luxury sewing kit £30 (includes everything you need to make three small stockings or one large stocking out of luxury velvet and fur trim)

Price guide for Crochet Stockings
Mini stocking £5
Three mini stockings on garland £15
Each additional mini stocking £4

Make your own
Crochet pattern only £5
Crochet kit £15 (includes pattern, tutorial, hook, 3 mini balls of yarn – enough to create at least three stockings)

Some images of the crochet tutorial

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I’m in the middle of writing up the sewing tutorial, but I will update when everything is up and running 🙂

Let me know what you think x

Items I have made for sale: free Halloween patterns

So I have been really busy making lots of goodies and planning what lessons to offer to teach people.

I will be uploading these images to my website and adding buy it now buttons. If you would like custom orders in whatever colours, fabrics or yarns you wish, just drop me an email, comment on here or phone me 🙂

I look forward to hearing from you x

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Find them all for sale on my website within the next few hours … I will post again when they are available for purchase.

http://www.selinagreen.com

Xxx

My website!!!

I really am getting into this whole world of technology! So much so that I have my own website 🙂

Selina Green Crafts

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I am transferring my free patterns onto there and will be putting lots of new tutorials on too.

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I will not charge for my tutorials, however, there is a donation button which will help to keep my pattern and tutorials free. Any kind donations will be much appreciated, just donate what you feel they are worth. Thank you in advance and happy crafting 🙂

Free crochet flower tutorial

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Here is another crochet flower for you to try … A little more complicated than the last free tutorial, but I just love how it is layered. Enjoy!

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You will need;
Two different colour wools
3.75 or 4 crochet hook
Scissors

Stitches you need to know;
Slip knot
Chain
Double
Half double
Treble

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Make a slip knot

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Chain 5 (this forms one treble and 2 chain in the completed circle of crochet)

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*Treble into first chain

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Chain 2

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Repeat from* four more times. Join to third chain stitch from first step with a slip stitch.

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Chain 1

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*Double crochet over chains into gap

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Half double crochet over chains into gap

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Three trebles over chains into gap

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Half double crochet over chains into gap

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Double crochet over chains into gap

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Repeat from * in every gap. Join with slip stitch.

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Fasten off

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Tie in second colour

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Flip over flower and work on the back

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Slip stitch

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*Chain 5

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Join to next bar with a slip stitch

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Repeat from * all the way round, join with a slip stitch

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Working on the right side from now on

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Chain 1

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*Double crochet over chains into gap

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Half double crochet over chains into gap

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Five treble crochet over chains into gap

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Half treble crochet over chains into gap

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Double crochet over chains into gap

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Repeat from * in every gap, join with slip stitch

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It will be all scrunched up like this. DON’T PANIC Just straighten it out.

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Weave in all loose ends.

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Why not try my free leaf tutorial too.

🙂 Enjoy!

Free crochet flower tutorial

A really easy flower to crochet, it is sooooo quick to make!
Enjoy!

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What you will need

2 different colours of wool
3.75 or 4 crochet hook
Scissors

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Make a slip knot

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Chain 3

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15 trebles into first chain

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Join 3rd chain with a slip stitch

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Fasten off

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Tie in second colour wool

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*Chain 3

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Miss one stitch, slip stitch into second stitch (repeat from * all the way round)

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Chain 1

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*Double crochet over chains

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Half treble over chains

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Three trebles over chains

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Half treble over chains

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Double crochet over chains
Repeat from * in every gap to the end

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Fasten off

Free crochet leaf tutorial

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This is such an easy pattern… Before you know it you will have a bush!

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You will need a small amount of yarn (not necessarily green as autumn is here now :D) Plus a size 3.75 or 4 crochet hook

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Make a slip knot

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Chain 10

Working in the back of each stitch

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Treble crochet into fourth chain from hook

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Two more trebles in same stitch

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Treble into the back of the next three stitches

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Half treble into the back of next stitch

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Double into the back of next stitch

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Slip stitch into the back of last stitch

Working in the other side

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Chain one

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Slip stitch into the stitch just created

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Slip stitch into the back of next stitch

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Double crochet in the back of the next stitch

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Half double crochet into the back of next stitch

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Treble crochet into the back of the next three stitches

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Three treble crochet into the back of final stitch

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Slip stitch into same stitch

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Chain 4

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Slip stitch into the second chain from hook

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Slip stitch into the next two stitches
Fasten off
Weave in loose threads

Taaaa daaaaa!

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Granny …. You’re a star!

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Picture this …. One kitten in the land of nod on my lap after having an exhaustive wrestle with the yarn, the other kitten sprawled out around my neck purring madly and demanding kisses!

I’m going to try my best to crochet a few stars, photographing each step to give you a free tutorial. Yay!

I intend to sew them all together in a blanket, but you can use them in a variety of ways.

So here goes … Wish me luck!

Make a slip knot

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Chain 4

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Slip stitch into first chain to create a loop

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Chain 3

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2 trebles into loop

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Chain 3

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3 trebles into loop

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3 chain 3 trebles … Until you have 5 …. Slip stitch into 3rd chain of first chain three.

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Fasten off.

Join 2nd colour

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Chain 3

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2 treble into gap

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Chain three

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Three treble into same gap

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Chain one … Repeat in next gap

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Repeat all around, joining in the same way as before to complete the round … Fasten off.

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Join 3rd colour IN POINT OF HEXAGON CREATED

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Chain 3

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2 trebles into gap … Chain 4

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Three trebles into same gap then double crochet into side of hexagons gap.

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Treble into next point of hexagon (it looks a little funny, but it does work when all trebles in set are completed.)

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Two more trebles to complete set

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Chain 4 three trebles into same point.

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Double crochet into side of hexagon and repeat all the way round.

At the end of round ….Double crochet third stitch in first chain into flat edge of hexagon.

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Tricky to explain so there are a few photos …

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Fasten off.

And here is your completed star!

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And if that wasn’t tricky enough by having a kitten sleeping on my lap…. Fu decided she would make it more difficult by laying under my arm, then testing how fun the stars are!!!!!!!!

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It’s all in a days work

For the past few days I have been having a crochet indulge to say the least! I am finding it a bit tricky to sleep normal amounts at the moment and quite literally I am engrossed in crochet from 7 am until 1 am…. I just can’t put the hook down! My partner fears for his life when he has to ask to do normal daily routines like ‘ can we go food shopping?’ or ‘ can we have tea now … It’s 10pm!’ OOPSY! I turn into a demon or even worse a stroppy teenager!

Friends and family are supporting me in many ways as I mentioned in my post ‘appreciation’ … I have some great requests, and have been going through them merrily!

Teaching friends how to crochet … They are amazing! It started with just two of them and now we have a lovely group on the go! I am so proud of each and every one of them as they have committed to learning, developing and perfecting their new skill. They really have inspired me to be crafty again … Something I lost last year and avoided due to many reasons. I really should photograph their work as they have progressed sooooooo much and are producing really beautiful things!

Making amigurumi ponies
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I have made three of these so far … This white and blue one, another one exactly the same only with pink hair and a pink body and pink hair with grey hooves one. I will make another one, a unicorn and possibly a Pegasus too this week. I also intend on writing up a pattern for them (you see I just free form the shapes I like and make it up as I go along!) I hope to sell both in my etsy shop soon 🙂 so watch this space … I will let you know when they are available.

Making amigurumi lions
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Rar! I absolutely love him to pieces! He took around 20 hours to make as I kept re shaping him until I was happy and THE MANE!!!! Seriously! That was my life for a whole day! Strand by strand fastening in each one! But it was soooo worth it!

Writing my blog on crochet … Which obviously requires me to make a variety of goodies and then share pictures and tutorials.

Designing and making a beautiful bedding set … Baby Amelia is getting her cot in a few weeks, and in return for Amelia modelling my creations I am making a bedding set including all kinds …
Granny square blanket with scalloped edging
Granny square cushion
Granny square bumpers
Granny square blankey with teddy head
Teddy
Flower garland
Star garland
Tulle canopy
Pom Pom mobile
Patchwork quilt with matching pillow (may have to sneak I some crochet edging! Hehehe!
Matching nappy bag
Matching curtains
Personalised bumper
Patchwork teddy

So far I have completed the top five items and have started the flower garland. I will upload the photos as soon as I have taken them. I may even squueeeezzzzeee in a tutorial on how to make the flowers 🙂

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They include …
A variety of crochet baby cardigans … I have shared the pattern free on here, plus I will be selling the finished cardigans on my etsy soon. I will replace this sentence with a link to my shop when it is available.

I have also created new cardigan designs with a matching bonnet, both of which I am writing up 🙂

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None of the cardigans have fastenings yet, but they will either have buttons or ribbons to finish the off 🙂