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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Free halloween cross stitch patterns

Booger booger booger!

Halloween is nearly here so I thought I wold design some freebies..

Here are some free cross stitch patterns for you to try.

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Frankenstein … Add back stitch mouth and stitches across top of head.

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Frankensteins bride… Add back stitch mouth and stitches across top of head.

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Zombie … Add back stitch mouth.

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Dracula… Add back stitch mouth, and maybe some blood dripping from teeth.

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Mummy … Back stitch bandages to define them.

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Ghost… Back stitch mouth.

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Pumpkin… AppliquΓ© your own design or use buttons and back stitch face of pumpkin. Back stitch mouth.

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Witch…back stitch mouth.

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Spider … Back stitch legs and mouths. Use buttons or beads for spiders eyes.

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Cat … Back stitch mouth and whiskers.

Happy Halloween x

Free tutorial: Crazy patchwork

Here is another fun craft to try πŸ™‚

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Choose complimentary fabrics

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Cut a square the size you want of a base fabric ( it does not matter what you use as long as it doesn’t stretch as you will not see it when finished)

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Cut a triangle of fabric and place in the centre of the large square you just cut for the base fabric. Place the triangle with the right side of the fabric facing the base fabric.

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Sew a 1.5cm seam allowance.

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Fold triangle of fabric over to hide the seam just created.

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Cut a second triangle of fabric.

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Place on top of other triangle right side facing down with sides matched.

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Sew a 1.5 seam allowance.

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Fold triangle over to hide seam just created.

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Repeat all around in circles with different fabric triangles. You can add trims and ribbons too.

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When your triangles start to overlap the edge of the base fabric, stitch the edges together to secure the layers … Then trim off the excess.

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Keep going!

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Trim all of the excess to match the base fabric.

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Ta da!!!

I went on to make my piece more elaborate and beautiful by adding lots of embroidery, sequins, beads, Suffolk puffs (yo-yo’s) and other fab textiley stuff. I then made it into a cushion after many hours of labour.

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The cushion is on my website in the shop section. πŸ™‚

Selina Green

Enjoy!

Free tutorial: how to make fabric yo-yo’s or Suffolk puffs

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Fabric Yo-yo’s or Suffolk puffs as I call them are a lovely way to use up the little scraps of fabric you have left over from your textile projects. I have seen many different ways of using them and one of my favourites is to make them into statement jewellery.

So I have put together a little tutorial on how to make these quick and easy beauties πŸ™‚

You will need
Scraps of fabric
Scissors
Needle
Thread

Optional extras
Something circular to draw around and a pencil
Beads
Buttons
Sequins

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Cut out a circle of fabric (you can draw around something circular to help)

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Thread your needle in a matching colour (I used a contrasting colour so you could see what I am doing … Plus I wanted a contrast to sew the button on with.)

Tie a knot in the end of your thread.

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Now… Think like a pixie …
Sew a tiny little equally sized running stitch around the outer edge, close but not too close as the fabric will fray later.

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Go all the way round. As you can see it is pulling together already!

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Pull gently on the thread easing the fabric into a gather

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This is the part where most people panic and think they have failed! Don’t worry it’s meant to do this!

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Flatten out the fabric and keep gently gathering until it is all pulled together as tight as can be. (This will vary deciding on what fabric you use.)

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Add an embellishment to the centre. I have used a button here, but they look really nice with beads and sequins too! It’s all down to playing, experimenting and having fun!

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My website!!!

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

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 πŸ™‚

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.

πŸ™‚ 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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