Monday, 1 August 2016

Re-styling my basket, a tutorial (ENG-NED)

Hello! It has been a while but I have been away on holiday and there was lots of other stuff going on. I'll tell you about that later.
But first, I still have a couple of days left before I'll lose my other blog's content, so I decided to post my flower-tutorial once again.

Hope you don't mind. :-)



Sometimes you see a photo and you immediately know: yep, that’s it, that is what I want.
This happened to me when I saw this pic ↑ of Let’s Crochet Magazine on
Instagram.
Last Summer I painted my second-handshop-treasure blue, but I never really liked the colour. It just wasn’t really me. Too bright, too blue-ish. I already regretted that I used all that paint on it, the brown was actually better. And then I saw the photo above and instantly I fell in love with it. This is what I want need! Luckily I still had a bottle of pale pink paint, not exactly the pink colour like above, but I liked the vintage look of it. What I also liked about the LCM- basket was the fabric handle. Well, I happen to have plenty of fabric leftovers in my wooden box and decorated shoebox, so I only had to dive into it and search for some nice flowery fabric.  Found it!
And of course it also need a crochet flower, or two. I made three in the end, and made some kind of a flower arrangement, a little bouquet.As promised on my Instagram-account and Facebook-page I’d make a tutorial. And so here it is.
I made three different flowers, with three different types of yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed Aran – Madras (6 mm hook), Cygnet Aran – Blush (5.5 mm hook) and Cygnet DK – Harvest (4 mm hook). These were leftovers, and this little project is perfect to use your scrap yarn.
Now, I only took photos of how I made the yellow flower (Madras). Sorry about that.
What you need:
* Left over yarn. Restjes garen.
* A 6 mm hook (or the hook your yarn label tells you to use). Haaknaald 6 mm.
* Scissors and a darning needle. Schaar en stopnaald.
* Measuring tape. Een centimeter.
* A piece of felt. Een stukje vilt.


NB: I am using UK-terms for this tutorial.
I started with a chain that was about 40 cm long, and I didn’t count the stitches.
Work 1 double crochet in the second stitch from the hook and continue to work 1 double crochet in every stitch.
At the end chain 1 and turn.
Maak een ketting van ongeveer 40 cm, je hoeft de steken niet te tellen. Haak in 2e steek vanaf de haaknaald 1 vaste en haak nu in elke losse 1 vaste. Aan het einde van de toer 1 losse en keer je snoer.

You’ll now start to make the petals of the flower. In the first stitch work 1 slip stitch, *in the next stitch 1 half treble and 2 trebles, in the next stitch 2 trebles and 1 half treble, in the next stitch 1 slip stitch. Repeat from * till the end. I had two stitches left at the end and I made 1 slip stitch in each stitch.
Nu maak je de bloemblaadjes. In de eerste steek 1 halve vaste, * in de volgende steek 1 half stokje en 2 stokjes, in de volgende steek 2 stokjes en 1 half stokje, in de volgende steek 1 halve vaste. Herhaal vanaf * de rest van de toer. Ik had aan het einde van het snoer nog twee steken over en in elke steek haakte ik 1 halve vaste.

When finished it looks like this. Now start shaping the flower by folding it, from the inside out.
Wanneer je klaar bent ziet het er zo ↑ uit, een beetje als een wokkel. Vouw de bloem in elkaar, van binnen naar buiten toe.

This is the back of the flower. Use the end of the yarn to sew it all together (not too tight!). Dit is de achterkant van de bloem. Gebruik het afgeknipte stuk garen om de bloem vast te zetten, maar niet te strak.
Now continue with the two leaves:
Chain 11.
Beginning in 2nd chain from the hook, work the following stitches to the end of the row:  1 slip stitch, 1 double crochet, 1 half treble, 1 treble, 2 trebles, 1 double treble, 2 trebles, 1 treble, 1 half treble, 1 double crochet, 2 chain.
Continue on the other side (don’t turn!): 1 double crochet, 1 half treble, 1 treble, 2 trebles, 1 double treble, 2 trebles, 1 treble, 1 half treble, 1 double crochet, 1 slip stitch, 1 slip stitch at the chain at the end. Leave a tail end long enough to darn with and when the second leaf is finished you use the tail end to attach the leaves together.
Nu gaan we verder met de twee blaadjes:
Haak een ketting van 11 lossen. Haak vanaf de tweede steek van de naald:
1 halve vaste, 1 vaste, 1 half stokje, 1 stokje, 2 stokjes, 1 dubbel stokje, 2 stokjes, 1 stokje, 1 half stokje, 1 vaste, 2 lossen. Ga aan de andere kant verder (keer blaadje niet om!) en herhaal de zijkant. Haak aan het eind 1 halve vaste in de eerste losse en hecht af.


I hope it’ll makes sense!
Cut a circle out of a piece of felt and sew the flowers and leaves onto the felt. Make sure the flowers are close together, so you won’t see the felt.
Naai de bloemen en de blaadjes op een rond stukje vilt, vrij strak tegen elkaar aan, zodat je geen vilt ziet. Je kunt ook eerst de blaadjes aan de bloemen vastnaaien. Bevestig de bloemenpartij tegen de mand met stevig naaigaren.
When using different thicknesses of yarn and other sizes of hooks, you’ll get small and big flowers. And here it is, one little bunch of flower happiness. I have attached the ‘bunch’ around the handle with some sturdy sewing yarn.  Once again, sorry I didn’t take more pics, but I was too busy making flowers. And as I have several baskets I need to make more, I might take some more photos.
Happy flower-making and love to see your results at my
Facebook-page!
PS: In the end I didn’t use any fabric for the handle.


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