Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bridal Shower Gifts-Free Patterns

The past two weekends I have been attending Bridal Showers, so I crocheted a few things for one of the Brides to be and thought I would share them with you. These gifts were easy to make and quick to crochet.

Crochet Potholders:

These potholders are from a few different sources, the square open work pattern is from a new magazine called Simply Crochet which comes from the U.K. I found the great patterns in issue #2 you can find out about the magazine here. The magazine is packed with some great ideas and you can download it on your IPAD. The Flower potholder was made following a pattern found at Crochet with Raymond, I made the pot holder and but not add the backing to it! The square potholder with the flower in the corner was done using the pattern found here. The pattern found on this blog is a lot larger than what I did, I just omitted a few rows. The blue and white round potholder was done using a pattern vintage potholder pattern called the Spoked Wheel. you can find this pattern and other great vintage patterns here. These were great fun and I really like the red, white, and Aqua!

Crochet Dish Clothes:

After making the potholders, I had some left over yarn, so I decided to make some dish clothes. I found the pattern for the dishcloths in the Simply Crochet Magazine, but had to alter the pattern a little since the patterns in the magazine are written in UK terms. So here is what I did:

I used a size G (4.5mm) hook and sugar and cream yarn from Lily (I used this yarn for the potholders as well).

With color A chain 34
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in the second chain from hook and in the next 32 chains. (1chain 3 and 33 dc) turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, (1chain 3 and 33 dc).
Repeat row 2 until the dishcloth is a square.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Edging: join color B with a ss in any dc.
Ch 1, hdc in each st around, at each corner work hdc in the same stitch.
Join with a ss to beginning ch 1, fasten off and weave in ends.

I am sorry I forgot to measure the potholders and the dish clothes before wrapping.

Hope you enjoy theses patterns'

Happy Crocheting!

1 comment:

  1. My Mom uses crochet dish cloths. Surprises me that they can hold up so well. Nice gift. Sandi