Saturday, May 12, 2012

Crochet Spring Welcome Sign

This is a pretty little design that can add some impact to your front door or entry way. I made a simple diagram for the filet part, and it is also written out. Basic stitches that you need to know to completely finish the project are: ch st, dc, sc, shell st, sl st, and fdc. 

You do not have to use embroidery floss for the flowers, left over size 10 crochet thread works great too. 
Also I left it out in the rain one day, and it re-dried misshaped, so it would be advisable to keep it dry once it is hardened.

A pdf of this pattern is available for download.buy now This link will take you to my Ravelry store and the pattern is set as free.

Spring Welcome Sign Pattern



Yarn: size 10 crochet thread
Hook: steel hook 8
Notions: embroidery floss colors yellow, green, brown and light blue, embroidery needle, starch, and colorful ribbon. 
Notes:  A mesh consists of a dc, ch 2, dc. A block consists of 4 dc. The end of a mesh is the start of a block so if you make a mesh it would be dc, ch 2 sk 2 stitches and dc. A block would be the dc just made plus 2 dc in the ch spaces or 2 dcs, dc in next dc. (I'm pretty sure I just confused you more.)


Row 1: ch 50, dc in 8th  ch from hook, *ch 2, skip 2 ch dc in next ch* repeat to end. 15 mesh
Row 2 and 3: make 15 mesh
Row 4 and 5: 2 mesh, 11 blocks, 2 mesh
Row 6: 10 mesh, 2 blocks, 3 mesh
Row 7: 4 mesh, 2 blocks, 9 mesh
Row 8: 6 mesh, 4 blocks, 5 mesh
Row 9: 4 mesh, 2 blocks, 9 mesh
Row 10: 10 mesh, 2 blocks, 3 mesh
Row 11 and 12: 2 mesh, 11 blocks, 2 mesh
Row 13: 15 mesh
Row 14: 6 mesh, 7 blocks, 2 mesh
Row 15: 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 6 mesh
Row 16: 6 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh
Row 17: 2 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 6 mesh
Row 18: 6 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh
Row 19: 15 mesh
Row: 20 and 21: 2 mesh, 11 blocks, 2 mesh
Row 22: 15 mesh
Row 23: 2 mesh , 7 blocks, 6 mesh
Row24: 6 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh
Row 25: 2 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 6 mesh
Row: 26: repeat row 24
Row 27: 2 mesh, 2 blocks, 3 mesh, 2 blocks, 6 mesh
Row 28: 15 mesh
Row 29: 2 mesh, 7 blocks, 6 mesh
Row 30: 6 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh
Row 31: 2 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 6 mesh
Row 32: repeat row 30
Row 33: repeat row 29
Row 34: 15 mesh
Row 35: repeat row 29
Row 36: 7 mesh, 1 block, 7 mesh
Row 37: 5 mesh, 2 blocks, 8 mesh
Row 38: repeat row 36
Row 39: repeat row 29
Row 40: 15 mesh
Row 41: repeat row 29
Row 42: 6 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh
Row 43: 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh, 1 block, 6 mesh
Row 44: 6 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 2 mesh
Row 45: 2 mesh, 1 block, 5 mesh, 1 block, 6 mesh
Row 46 and 47: 15 mesh

Edging:

Row 1: with right side facing join at bottom corner under the “w” skipping 2 meshes, (2 sc in next mesh, *sc in st, 2 sc in mesh*, repeat 2 times for a total of 8 sc in group, ch 5, skip 1 mesh,) repeat ( to ) till corner, in corner space 2 dc, ch 3 2dc, ch 5 skip 1 mesh, then continue repeat till next corner. End row with a ch 5, sl st into starting sc.

Row 2: sl st into next 2 sc ch 1 sc in same stitch and next 3 sc,* skip 2 sc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc  (shell st. just made) in ch loop, ch 3, skip 2 sc sc in next 4 sc* repeat till corner, at corner ch 7, 2 dc in 5ch loop, ch 2, 2 dc in 3ch loop, ch 2, 2 dc in 5ch loop, ch 7, skip 2 sc sc in next 4 sc, start repeat till next corner, finish with a ch 7, sl st into beginning sc.

Row 3: sl st into next 2 sc, ch 1, *sc in same st, and next 1, ch 3, picot, ch 3, dc in center of shell, picot, dc in same st, ch 3, picot, ch 3,* continue till corner in each corner dc picot dc in each loop, till corner is rounded, continue repeat till next corner. Finish with ch 3, sl st into beginning sc.

Big Flower: (make 3, 1 skein of floss makes one flower)
With brown, make an adjustable loop, make 7 sc in loop, pull tight and sl st into beginning sc, ch 2 sc in same st, and in each sc around for 14 sc total,
Petels: change color to yellow joining with *ch 3, make 6 fdc, 3 dc in last fdc made making a turn, 1 dc in each fdc ch, sl st into next 2 sc of round 2,* repeat till you have 7 petals.

Leaf: (make 4 to 6, 1 skein of floss makes 3 leaves) 
ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and next 2, hdc in next ch dc in next 2 dc, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch making a turn, sc in next sc, dc in next 2 dc, hdc, in hdc, sc in each sc. Finish off.

Small flower: 
make adjustable ring, in ring make* sc, 2 dc, sc* repeat 3 times. Pull ring tight.  Finish off.

Attach flowers and leafs in a pretty fashion.
Starch sign till hardened, and add ribbons if wanted.
(I found that leaving it out in the rain was not a good idea.)




















































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