19 Dec Douglas Wall Hanging
The Douglas fir is a tough conifer adapted to fire, with a great ability for recovering. With a thick crust and buds in the top of its branches that help resilience. Trees sprout from the treetop and the tree, apparently dead, will go back to green next spring.
INSPIRATION + DESIGN
Nature as design inspiration.
Now, more than ever, we must look around us, give value to everything that nature is giving to us; colours, textures, shapes….You just have to look carefully all those elements, you´ll find a great source of inspiration.
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STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
With about 15 cm of yarn, make a loop. Insert your hook through the center of the loop, draw the end of the yarn through the loop, and pull on the tail to tighten.
CHAIN (ABBREVIATION ch)
YO and pull through loop on hook.
SLIP STITCH (ABBREVIATION: sl st)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through both loops on hook at once.
DOUBLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: dc)
YO, insert hook into the stitch, YO and pull the yarn through the stitch (3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook in one go (2 loops remain on the hook), YO again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.
INCREASE (ABBREVIATION: inc)
To work an extra stitch, you simply need to work into the same stitch more than once. Work one stitch as normal. Insert hook into same stitch you’ve just worked and complete another st.
TRIRD LOOP (ABBREVIATION: 3rd lp)
Turn the work so you can see the back of the fabric. Locate the top two loops of the next stitch – these are the front and back loops. Just below the back loop is another horizontal strand of yarn – this is the 3rd loop.
- 3rd lp = third loop
- ch = chain
- lp (s) = loop (s)
- dc = double crochet
- slst = slip stitch
- rnd (s) = round (s)
- Rnd … / Row … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Rnd” or “Row” + a number to indicate which “round” or “row”.
- (…) = At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have at end of each “round” or “row”.
- […] x … = When part of the instructions repeat throughout the “round” or “row”, it ́ll be placed between brackets x the number of times it should be repeated.
- (…) = stitches between (…) are worked into the same stitch.
- Example: Rnd 01. (3sc) in the same stitch, [2sc, sc-inc] x 2. (11 sts)
SKILL 2 – EASY
If you are looking for a relaxing project, this is what you want. These patterns are very repetitive. They use basic stitches and easy procedures.
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- Using light worsted weight yarn finished item will turn out a height of approx. 1.10 cm.
- Choose a different yarn weight with the corresponding crochet hook size to make a bigger or smaller version.
- This pattern is written in US terminology.
- This pattern is worked top -bottom.
- In some parts “only in the 3rd loop” will be indicated.
- When you crochet in rows, each row stars by turning the piece and working some chain stitches (know as the “turning chains”) to get the right height for the following stitches.
- Turning chains at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch.
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Make 3 in apple green, 3 in brown and 1 in white.
Crochet with 2.25 mm (B US) crochet hook.
To begin: Make a magic ring.
Rnd 01. ch, 12sc into ring, tighten the lp. (12)
Row 02. ch, (3dc), turn. (3)
Row 03. ch, (3dc), dc, (3dc), turn. (7)
Row 04. ch, (3dc), 5dc, (3dc), turn. (11)
Row 05. ch, (3dc), 9dc, (3dc), turn. (15)
Row 06. ch, (3dc), 13dc, (3dc), turn. (19)
Row 07. 5slst, ch, crochet into the 3rd loop, (3dc), 7dc, (3dc), skip 5dc, turn. (5slst, 13dc)
Row 08. ch, (3dc), 11dc, (3dc), turn. (17)
Row 09. ch, (3dc), 15dc, (3dc), turn. (21)
Row 10. ch, (3dc), 19dc, (3dc), turn. (25)
Row 11. 5slst, ch, crochet into the 3rd loop, (3dc), 13dc, (3dc), skip 5dc, turn. (5slst, 19dc)
Row 12. ch, (3dc), 17dc, (3dc), turn. (23)
Row 13. ch, (3dc), 21dc, (3dc), turn. (27)
Row 14. ch, (3dc), 25dc, (3dc), turn. (31)
Row 15. 12slst, ch, 7dc, skip 12dc, turn. (12slst, 7dc)
Row 16. ch, 7dc, turn. (7)
Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.
CHECK CHART – TREE.
CHART – TREE
The blocking technique is the final step for some crochet items or pieces. After washing or wetting the piece, you get final item’s shape by gently stretching or pinning it. Once the piece is dry it will keep that shape.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Foam board (or other surface into which you can safely and firmly push pins: cork and cardboard should work well)
- Cling wrap
- Pins (stainless steel)
- A bowl with water
- Clear or white school glue
- A paint brush
STEP 01. BOARD + CLING WRAP
Lay cling wrap over your board to prevent piece from getting stuck to it when the glue-water mixture dries.
STEP 02. PIECE + WATER
Soak the piece in warm water until fully saturated. Then, remove it from the water bath and gently squeeze the excess water.
STEP 03. MIX GLUE + WATER
I recommend the ratio of 3:1 glue to water (or even glue only) to keep them nice and stiff.
Prepare your glue mixture by combining appropriate amounts of glue and warm water. Glue dissolves into water easier when water is warm.
STEP 04. PIECE + BOARD + PINS
Lay the piece onto the prepared board, and pin them down into desired shape. Insert your pins at an angle to prevent tension created at the opposite end.
When you have pinned all your pieces, brush each surface with the glue-water mixture until the thread is thoroughly saturated.
Let the pinned pieces dry completely. It may take 8-24 hours.
When trees are completely dry, unpin them carefully.
CHECK PICS – BLOCKING
WHAT YOU NEED
- Wooden stick or branch (approx. 18 cm)
- Rope (approx. 1.5 cm)
STEP 01. ROPE
Pass a rope through the bottom and the top of each tree to keep them (approx. 1.10 cm)
STEP 02. STICK
Use a Wooden stick or branch to tie the rope with the trees.
Cut a length of rope (approx. 40 cm) and knot each end to one end of the stick.
CHECK PICS – FINISHED.
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