Wednesday, March 6, 2019

African Flower Earphone Case - A crochet tutorial


I'm so excited to share the African Flower earphone Case Free Pattern with you today. I' delighted to see so many of you sharing the joy over this idea. SO lets keep this quick and sweet, shall we. Here it is. Enjoy and please share on social media (use #africanflowerearphonecase and tag @myrosevalley for pattern credits, thanks). Let the African Flower Earphone Case go viral just because it is so adorable, fun to make and practical to use. Pure bliss it is.

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AFRICAN FLOWER EARPHONE CASE TUTORIAL

YARN:
Tilda from Svarta Fåret, a cotton/acrylic 4 ply yarn (50g - 125 m). Any cotton 4ply will do.

YARDAGE:
Scraps, every color uses approx, 5-20 grams each.

HOOK: I used a 2,5 mm/C2 (US) hook as I want the pieces to be quite tightly crocheted. Depending on how tight or loose you crochet choose a hook that matches your tension.

SIZE: Finished Earphone case measures approx 9 cm/3,5 inches across.

PATTERN NOTES:
• This pattern is written in UK terms. Find a conversion chart below for US terms.
• Chain 3 at beginning of a row counts as first treble throughout the pattern.
• At end of row, slip stitch in top of first 3 chains made to close row.
• Cut yarn and weave in ends when finishing ROW 1 - ROW 3.













FRONT PIECE

START: Make a magic ring or ch5 and sl st in the first ch to form a ring.

ROW 1 (picture 1): Ch3, 1tr into ring, ch1, *2tr into ring - ch1*, rep * * 4 more times. 
Stitch count: Six groups of 2 trebles and six chain-1-spaces in between groups.

ROW 2 (picture 2): Join new color in chain-1-space, ch3, in same space make 1tr - ch1 - 2tr, in next space make 2tr - ch1 - 2tr, rep * * 4 more times. 
Stitch count: Six groups of [2tr - ch1 - 2tr].

ROW 3 (picture 3): Join new color in chain-1-space, ch3, make 6 more tr in same chain-1-space, in next chain-1-space make *7tr*, rep * * in every chain-1-space until end of row.  
Stitch count: Six petals of 7tr.

ROW 4 (picture 4+5+6): Join new color at top of petal (4th treble in a petal), in following 3 stitches make 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, make 1tr down in the point where 2tr and 2tr meet on row ROW 2. In next petal make *1tr, 1htr, 1dc in each of the 3 next stitches, 1htr, 1tr and then 1tr down in the point where 2tr and 2tr meet on row ROW 2*. Rep * * 4 more times. DON’T CUT YARN.  
Stitch count: 48 stitches.

ROW 5 (picture 7): Continue with same color. Ch2 (counts as first htr), make 1htr in same stitch. 1htr in each of the 3 next stitches, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in each of the next 3 stitches *, rep * * until end of row. Sl st in top of first ch2 made. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Stitch count: 60 stitches

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BACK PIECE (picture 8)

Start: Make a magic ring or ch5 and sl st in the first ch to form a ring. Leave a 10-15 cm long yarn end to attach a button with later on.

ROW 1: Ch3, make 11tr into ring.
Stitch count: 12 stitches

ROW 2: Ch3, make 1tr in same stitch. Make a repeat of 2tr in each stitch until end of row.
Stitch count: 24 stitches

ROW 3: Ch3, make 1tr in same stitch. 1tr in next stitch, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in next*, rep * * until end of row.
Stitch count: 36 stitches

ROW 4: Ch3, make 1tr in same stitch. 1tr in each of the 2 next stitches, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in each of the next 2 stitches *, rep * * until end of row.
Stitch count: 48 stitches.

ROW 5: Chain 2 (counts as first htr), make 1htr in same stitch, 1htr in each of the 3 next stitches, *2tr in next stitch, 1tr in each of the next 3 stitches *, rep * * until end of row.
Stitch count: 60 stitches.  

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ATTACH BUTTON
• Attach a 1,5cm/1/2 inch sized button at the front of the solid circle’s center (left piece in picture 9) with the saved beginning yarn end. Fasten off.

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ASSEMBLY
• Start with the African Flower front piece (right piece in picture 9).
• Join contrasting joining yarn 8 stitches before a spike stitch (1tr down in the point where 2tr and 2tr meet on row ROW 2) and make 1dc in each of the next 9 stitches, ch22 for the loop, 1dc in same stitch and in each of the next 8 stitches. 
• Now put both circles together wrong sides together. Crochet pieces together with 1dc through both loops on both circles all around. Sl st in first dc made, cut yarn and weave in ends. (picture 10-13)
• Finished (picture 14).

I hope you will enjoy this sweet pattern.  I have made many already and will list them in my Etsy Shop for those who can't crochet or just don't have the time for the moment. I'll let you know when they are listed. Happy Crocheting!

Please share your makes with me on social media:
#AfricanFlowerEarphoneCase
@MyRoseValley



Kärlek
Annette


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Saturday, March 2, 2019

My latest crochet obsession











I'm sitting here with some color therapy spread out on my table. This is my latest obsession between long work days in an office, house chores and mothering. African Flower Earphone Cases.

A long time ago I made my first little Earphone Case after getting fed up with untangling my earphones every time I reached for them in my bag or pocket. It was a simple design of two circles crocheted together with a strap and a button. I have used it soooo much and today I can not live without an Earphone Case. But the old one is getting worn out, dirty and it wasn't even cute... I wanted a new one. A cute one. A colorful and fun one. 

Using the African Flower as the front motive felt like a great idea. And this being a small and neat project makes it perfect for using up my Tilda cotton/acrylic 4 ply scraps. I simplified the strap and assembling and now I can't stop making these. And finally I can use my most adorable flower printed buttons!!! It's a match made in heaven. Just pure bliss all together! This is when I love crochet the most... (Well, the photo spamming says it all, right?)

Yesterday I took step-by-step pictures for a tutorial and I am writing down the pattern as we speak. So, stay tuned - African Flower Earphone Case Free Pattern coming soon! I'm so excited to share this joyful pattern with you all!

UPDATE: Tutorial and complete pattern can be found here: How to make the African Flower Earphone Case. 


Kärlek
Annette


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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sniffles, snow and playing with yarn










Oh my, we got so much snow last night! It must have been stormy because the windows facing north are covered with snow. I'm down with a nasty cold and when I say a nasty cold I mean real NASTY. It started on Saturday and I thought it would blow over but I think this nasty thing is peaking as of today. I feel totally under the weather, the fridge is empty and I think I unfortunately need to get out there and dig out my car to go shopping for some groceries...

Anyway. Enough about my sniffles. I might sip tea non stop throughout the day but I have also been playing around with a design for the Crochet Holiday In Greece that Nathaly at Studio Belovely is organizing. I have a few ideas up my sleeve and haven't really decided yet on what it will be... I think I'm leaning towards something Eco friendly... something that says less waste. I'll do some more playing around today and we'll see. My brain is kind of in a fog so it is a bit hard to turn on the design brain at the moment... I'm tempted to start a new Fun With Stripes baby blanket in happy candy colors... Just because it is so simple and soothing to just do basic stitches back and forth and the only design effort needed is to plan the color order... Well, lets get out there and shovel some snow. I need some fresh air anyway. I think it will do good and clear up my sinuses a bit.

PS Read about the Crochet Holiday in Greece here



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Annette


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