Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tunisian Panda Cup Cozy

Last week I released the pattern for the Tunisian Bunny Cup Cozy and this week I am bringing to you the third in the current Cup Cozy Series, the Tunisian Panda Cup Cozy.


The Panda Cozy, like the Bunny and Bee Cozy is worked in the round using Tunisian Simple Stitch in Green for the foreground or forward pass and yellow for the background or return pass. I chose these colours as they reminded me of the Bamboo forest the Panda is native too. The green lines from the Tunisian Simple Stitch remind me of the Bamboo Trees standing tall, whilst the yellow of the background reminded me of the sun streaming through the gaps of the Bamboo Trees. The Panda is made as a separate motive and sewn on at the end.

Like the Bunny Cup Cozy, I have used a round of Tunisian Purl Stitch, either side of the Tunisian Simple Stitch to combat the curling issue from using the smaller hook for this Cup Cozy. The dimensions of the Panda Cozy are the same as the others, 7cm high and 12cm across (or 24cm in the round) and as such is a great stash busting project as it doesn't use up too much yarn.

You can get the pattern for the Panda Cup Cozy below.

Vicky x

Panda Cozy

Panda Cup Cozy
Panda Cup Cozy
  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this cozy

  • 4ply cotton (I used King Cole Giza) in the following;
    • green – around 15-20m
    • Yellow – around 15-20m
    • Small amount of black and white
  • 3.5mm double ended crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  •  Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch
  • RP – return pass
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • sc inc – single crochet increase – 2 single crochet in same stitch
  • 3 sc tog – 3 single crochet together – (insert hook through 1 stitch, pull up a loop) x 3, then yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • m/c – magic circle
  • Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 12 rows and 12 stitches of Tunisian simple stitch in a 5cm square.
  • The finished panda cozy is 7cm tall and 12 cm wide (24cm all the way around.)
  • The cozy is worked in the round, if you are not familiar with Tunisian in the round, then please see this video for help; https://youtu.be/1vN3KdVB7u4
  • Pattern

Cozy– start in green, and use yellow for the RP


Round Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 55 55
2 Sk ch and TSS across, RP in yellow 55
3 TPS around, RP 55
4-17 TSS around, RP 55
18 TPS around, RP 55
19 Sl st cast off using TSS pattern. 55
  Sl st to join and cast off, sew in ends  

Panda Body – start in white

Round Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
  Cast off white with long tail for sewing and join black in any stitch  
4 6 sc, turn  
  6 sc  
  *3 sc in side of stitch on the row below, turn  
  3 sc, turn  
  3 sc, turn  
  3 sc tog*  
  sl st up side of arm created to opposite side of black and rep from * to * to create second arm  
  Cast off with long tail for sewing

Panda legs – make 2 in black

Round Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc, sc inc) x 3 9
  Sl st and cast off with long tail for sewing  

Panda Head – start in black
Round Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
  Change to white  
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
  Cast off with long tail for sewing  
4 Attach black in any stitch and work a sc, hdc, sc, sl st in that stitch.   Cast off.  
  Count 3 stitches from the first ear and work step 4 again to create the second ear  

Sew panda body to the cosy first, then the legs, then the head.   Use black yarn to sew a mouth and eyes.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Tunisian Bunny Cup Cozy

A couple of weeks ago I released the pattern for the Honeycomb Bee Cozy and since then I have been busy designing other cup cozies. I am really enjoying the process of creating these cup cozies, they are fairly quite patterns and I loving the challenge of exploring different Tunisian crochet stitches to create them. Plus the addition of a cute animal applique really makes them all the more special.


Today I am releasing the pattern for the Bunny Cup Cozy. This was the second design in my series and uses just two colours (and small amounts of them both) to create it. I really loved the look of the Tunisian Full Stitch, especially when worked in different colours, as it creates an almost diamond like effect. Unfortunately, since I am working with a relatively small hook and wanted quite a closed texture so as to keep them heat proof when used with a hot cup, this meant that the full stitch curled quite a bit and I wasn't really sure blocking would help with this issue. After a bit of playing around I discovered that the purl stitch either side of the full stitch combated this issue as well as giving a lovely bored like effect to the cozy.

Once the cozy itself was worked up I went on to making the bunny. Since the white in the cozy isn't the prominent colour, I settled on a white bunny, and created it to look almost like a shadow of a bunny sitting still in the distance. This was I didn't need to worry about legs which would have been tricky on an applique of this size.

I love the look of this cozy, and keeping the bunny simple, I think, brings out the pattern of the Tunisian full stitch on the actual cozy. The bunny cozy is the second of 5 cup cozy patterns to be released (at the moment anyway) and you can get it for FREE below.

See you next week for another cup cozy pattern, the Panda Cup Cozy. See you then.

Vicky x

Bunny Cozy

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this cozy

  • 4ply cotton (I used King Cole Giza) in the following;
    • Brown – around 15-20m
    • White – around 15-20m
  • 3.5mm double ended crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  •  Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch
  • TFS – Tunisian Full Stitch
  • RP – return pass
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • sc inc – single crochet increase – 2 single crochet in same stitch
  • 3 sc tog – 3 single crochet together – (insert hook through 1 stitch, pull up a loop) x 3, then yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
  • Bobble – 5 dc together (*yo insert hook through stitch, pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops* – repeat* to * 4 more times then yo and draw through all loops, ch 1)
  • 2 trc tog – 2 treble crochets together (*yo twice, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops, yo and draw through two loops*, rep * to * once more and then yo and draw through all loops)
  • m/c – magic circle
  • Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 16 rows and 11 stitches of Tunisian full stitch in a 5cm square.
  • The finished Bunny cozy is 7cm tall and 12 cm wide (24cm all the way around.)
  • The cozy is worked in the round, if you are not familiar with Tunisian in the round, then please see this video for help; https://youtu.be/1vN3KdVB7u4
  • Pattern

Cozy– start in Brown, and use white for the RP

Round Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 55 55
2 Sk ch and TSS across, RP in white 55
3-4 TPS around, RP 55
5-20 TFS around, RP 55
21-22 TPS around, RP 55
23 Sl st cast off using TSS pattern. 55
  Sl st to join and cast off, sew in ends  

Bunny – make 1 in white

Round Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4 Bobble, 6 sl st, 3 sc in same stitch, sl st, turn  
  Sk sl st, sc inc x 3, sl st in b/l, turn  
  Sk sl st, sc, ch 2, 2 trc tog, ch 3, 3 sl st, sc inc, 12 sl sl st  
  Cast off with a long tail and sew to cosy  

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Tunisian Chevron Skirt

I am so excited this week to share with you all a new pattern release. I have been working on this one for a while and I am very proud of this. It is my first Tunisian crochet garment and I have managed to work out sizing too! My testers have been busy checking everything in this pattern is perfect and I am so excited that launch day is finally here.



A couple of months ago Lily was really into dancing and asked me to make her a skirt that she could dance in, specifically it needed to flare out when she twirled. She doesn't really have that much in the way of skirts as she is tall and skinny and they fit lengthwise and fall off her waist, or they fit her waist and look more like a belt. The Tunisian Chevron Skirt was my answer to her request.

This skirt is worked in the round and I was super proud of myself for taking the pattern from something that I had done flat and the size of a dishcloth into something that was worked seamlessly in the round. It took a few tries and some super help from my testers to fine tune the pattern but the result is a skirt that is something similar to a circle skirt but in a chevron pattern that definitely flares out when you twirl in it.

As it was worked in the round I worked up two samples, one in a sold colour and one with a different colour for the forward and return passes and I love the skirt either way. The pattern itself is designed in three sizes, small (to fit a child around age 1-3), medium (to fit a child around age 4-6) and large (to fit a child around age 7-10). Within those sizes though the skirt can be adjusted to fit any child no matter what their shape or size. The notes for this are all included in the pattern.

As so much work has gone into this pattern it will be a paid only pattern, but for the money you will get a pattern for all 3 sizes, notes to help you adjust the size, photo tutorials, video tutorial links and an exclusive video that is not listed on you tube for anyone other than those who purchase the pattern. As with all my patterns, I am always only a message away if you need any further support.

You can purchase the pattern on my Etsy Store for £5.99 (price may vary slightly as this is subject to the VAT in your country). For this week only, however, and because I am so excited to be releasing this pattern, it will be available for 25% off until Sunday 14th July 2019, no code is needed.

I hope you enjoy the Tunisian Chevron Skirt pattern and thank you for all your support in purchasing this pattern. I will see you next week for the Solar System Blanket graph release.

Vicky x

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Honeycomb Bee Cozy Crochet Pattern


 This week I am excited to share with you another summer crochet pattern, the Honeycomb Bee Cozy.   This cute pattern is a great cozy for putting around all those cold drinks this summer, it works up quickly and is a great stash busting project too; the whole project used less than 15g of yarn.  Not only did this pattern cross off another stash busting goal, but also ticked off another Tunisian crochet project too.

This pattern is worked in one of my favourite stitches, the Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch and the colours I chose to use colours that reminded me of honey in a bee hive, amber for the top and yellow for the background.   This part of the cozy is worked in the round and there is a helpful tutorial on getting started in the round in Tunisian crochet.   Although the video only uses the simple stitch, it should give you an idea of how to do it if you are not familiar.   I hope to get a few more Tunisian tutorials up on my channel over the summer months.

Once I had the Honeycomb effect of the bee hive made for the main cozy, it was onto making some bee motives.  These are small and quick to make and really make the cozy feel more like a little bee hive.  I added two bees flying in different directions, but you could easily add as many or as little as you like.   My finished cozy measures 7cm high and 12cm wide (24cm round in total) and this fits my reusable coffee mug (which works for cold drinks too), it also fits nicely around a 750ml or 1ltr bottle too.   If you want to adapt the size then you can either plus or minus the starting ch, just remember to always make sure it is an odd number in the chain.   You can also add more rows if you want to make it taller too.

You can find the pattern for the Honeycomb Bee cozy below.   I hope you enjoy making and using these cozies over the summer.   See you next week for the release of my first multi sized Tunisian crochet skirt!

Vicky x

Honeycomb Bee Cozy 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this cozy

  • 4ply cotton (I used King Cole Giza) in the following;
    • Amber – around 15-20m
    • Yellow – around 15-20m
    • Small amount of black and white
  • 3.5mm double ended crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TPS – Tunisian purl stitch
  • THS – Tunisian honeycomb stitch (1 TSS, 1 TPS along 1st round, then 1 tps, 1tss along next round, keep alternating rounds)
  • RP – return pass, always yarn over and pull through 2 loops all the way around.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc inc – single crochet increase – 2 single crochet in same stitch
  • 3 sc tog – 3 single crochet together – (insert hook through 1 stitch, pull up a loop) x 3, then yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
  • m/c – magic circle
  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 9 rows and 12 stitches of Tunisian honeycomb stitch in a 5cm square.
  • The finished Honeycomb Bee cozy is 7cm tall and 12 cm wide (24cm all the way around.)
  • The cozy is worked in the round, if you are not familiar with Tunisian in the round, then please see this video for help.
  1. Pattern

Honeycomb cozy– start in Amber, and use yellow for the RP

Round

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 59

59

2

Sk ch and TSS across, RP in yellow

59

3-17

THS around, RP

59

18

Sl st cast off using THS pattern.

59

 

Sl st to join and cast off, sew in ends

 

 

Bees – make 2 starting in black

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

3 sc, turn

3

 

Change to yellow

 

3-4

3 sc, turn

3

 

Change to black

 

5-6

3 sc, turn

3

 

Change to yellow

 

6-7

3 sc, turn

3

 

Change to black

 

8

3 sc, turn

3

9

3 sc tog

1

 

Cast off with a long tail to sew to cozy

 

 

Sew in all yellow ends and starting black end.

 

 

Left Bee Wing – in white

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Attach yarn at the beginning of the 1st yellow stripe (at row 1) with a sl st, sc in same stitch as sl st and then 1 more sc, turn

2

2

Sc inc x 2, turn

4

3

4 sc, turn

4

4

Sc dec x 2

2

 

Cast off and sew in ends

 

 

Right Bee Wing – in white

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Attach yarn 2 stitches away from the end of the left wing with a sl st, sc in same stitch as sl st and then 1 more sc, turn  (your right wing should end up touching the left wing)

2

2

Sc inc x 2, turn

4

3

4 sc, turn

4

4

Sc dec x 2

2

 

Cast off and sew in ends

 

 

Sew bees to the cozy in different positions

  

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