Crocheting With Thread

Hello Everyone, I love to crochet with thread and you can make such dainty and lacy things with thread. They do have different size of thread that you can use to crochet with. What is amazing is that the smaller the number of the thread the bigger the strand of thread it is. You would think it would be the other way around for example a size 20 thread is thinner than a size 3 fashion thread. I use the classic size 10 the most when I work with thread.

I have come to find out that thread is versatile. You can make so many things with the thread. You can make anything from clothing to jewelry and even art.

Below are some of the items that I have created with thread.

Let me know if you have created anything with thread and if you any favorite patterns.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a Fabulous Evening!

Laura 🙂

Simple Easter Basket Pattern

Molly and her Easter Basket

Easter is fast approaching so I thought I would see what I could crochet for some decorations. I created this Easter Basket. I love the way it turned out and it really is simple to make.

What you will need is a I/9 5.50 mm.

I used 2 strands of yarn and it was some that I had left over. I use Red Heart yarn and it did not take even a full skein of yarn. I used a variegated and a solid together.

You will also need 2 pipe cleaners, some craft glue, a yarn needle to sew in the ends and the handle on the basket and something to decorate the outside of the basket.

I used some jeweled color gems that I purchased from a local craft store. You really do not need a gauge for this project.

  • Stitches used single crochet (sc)
  • chain (ch)
  • slip stitch (sl st)

The basket is worked in rounds but you will slip stitch together at the end of each round, ch 1 turn and go the other direction.

To start out with you will use a magic circle, here is a link if you do not know how https://www.wikihow.com/Crochet-a-Magic-Ring

The Basket

In the magic circle sc 8 times and then pull the magic circle together.

  • Rnd 2 ch 1 turn, 2 sc in each st around, sl st into the 1st sc (16 sc)
  • Rnd 3 ch1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next st* continue between *’s around, sl st together (24 sc)
  • Rnd 4 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (32 sc)
  • Rnd 5 ch 1 turn, sc in next st and around, sl st together
  • Rnd 6 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (40 sc)
  • Rnd 7 Repeat rnd 5
  • Rnd 8 ch 1 turn, * 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts* continue between *’s around, sl st together (48 sc)
  • Rnd 9 Repeat rnd 5
  • Rnd 10 – 17 Continue to repeat rnd 5, fasten off and weave in ends

The Handle

I used 2 pipe cleaners twisted together

ch 47

Row 1 Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next st, now take the 2 twisted pipe cleaners and start to sc over them, continue to do this across and at the end sc in the last 2 sts, fasten off and weave in the ends

Now sew the handle onto the basket about 2 inches down from the top, I used the variegated yarn to sew the handle on and as you can see below it blended really well.

I then proceeded to glue on the gems for a finished basket. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to answer them for you.

This pattern is copyright Dunmire Crochet Corner ©2019 so Please do not copy, share, adjust or resell my pattern.

All finished crocheted items made from this pattern may be sold. If you share images of finished product online, you must link back to this page.

Thank you so much for taking a look and I hope you have an wonderful day

Laura 🙂

Crochet Fashion Through The Years

I love going through old photos and seeing what the fashion was back in the day. This had me thinking about how fashion has changed in the years of crochet. I know it got it’s start by the making of lace, doilies and such. I then wanted to delve into the decades to see what the styles were and how they evolved through the years.

Early 1900’s picture of a crochet shawl

The style in the 1920’s

These are some of the patterns from the 1940’s

Fashion Trends for crochet in the 1970’s

Here is a link for some vintage crochet patterns from the 60’s and 70’s http://web.archive.org/web/20011201162024/http://www.groovycrochet.com/index.html

Crochet style in the 1990’s

It has always fascinated me on how fashion trends have a way of coming back around. I thought it would be fun to take a trip back in time to see what those fashions were. I hope you have enjoyed taking that trip back in time with me.

As always thank you so much for taking a look and stopping by.

Laura 🙂

Quilt Afghan With A Half and Half Color Granny Square Pattern

Hello Everyone,

I just love what all you can do with making Granny Squares. This afghan is made with half and half color granny square. The designs that you can make by sewing the squares together are amazing. You can be inspired by sewn quilts like I have or make up your own. As you can see this covers the top of my queen size bed.

Materials you will need: A Crochet Hook I/9 5.5 mm, I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn approx. 4 skeins of the variegated (5 oz) and 3 skeins of the solid (7 oz). A yarn needle for sewing in the ends and sewing the blocks together.

The squares are 12 inches, you will make 30 squares and 9 rounds per square. These squares are worked like a regular granny square but you will be turning and changing colors

Stitches Used: Slip St (sl st), chain (ch), Double Crochet (dc) Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Gauge: 10 dc = 3 in wide, 2 rows = 1.5 in

With the solid color ch 4, sl to together to form a ring

Rnd 1 Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) dc 2 times into the ring, ch 2, dc 3 times into ring, change to variegated yarn and ch 2, (leave tail of solid color behind to use later) 3 dc into ring, ch 2, 3 dc, hdc into top of ch 3

Rnd 2 Turn ch 3, in hdc space 2 dc, ch 1 and in corner 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1 and in next corner 3 dc, change color by picking up the solid and ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next corner, hdc in top of ch 3

Rnd 3 Turn ch 3, 2 dc in hdc space, ch 1, in next ch 1 space 3 dc, ch 1, in corner 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, in corner 3 dc pick up the variegated color, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, continue around till the beginning and hdc into top of ch 3

Rnd 4 – 9 Keep repeating rnd 3 and in each ch 1 space you will be doing 3 dc, When you get to the end of rnd 9 instead of doing the hdc ch 2 and sl st into the top of ch 3 and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Once you get all 30 squares done you will need to sew them together according to the graph in any way you want to. I used a yarn needle and ran the yarn through both back loops.

You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I will be happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

This pattern is copyright Dunmire Crochet Corner ©2019 so Please do not copy, share, adjust or resell my pattern.

All finished crocheted items made from this pattern may be sold. If you share images of finished product online, you must link back to this page.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with laughter and love.

Laura 🙂

Harry Potter Inspired Sorting Hat Pattern

Hello everyone,

I have been busy trying to get more patterns written down. I have accomplished one of them and that is a pattern for the Inspired Harry Potter Sorting Hat. I am happy to announce that it is now available in my Esty Shop to purchase. 🙂 https://www.etsy.com/listing/686961321/crochet-pdf-pattern-for-inspired-harry?ref=shop_home_feat_4

Harry Potter Sorting Hat I designed for my Niece and her Friend

I am working on more and hope to have a free simple Easter Basket Pattern posted soon. Be on the lookout and as always thank you for stopping by!

Laura 🙂

Men’s Patterns for Crocheting

Hi to you all,

Have you ever noticed that there are not too many patterns to crochet for men? I had found a few sweaters, hats and scarves galore but not quite what I was looking for. One year I had gotten it into my head to make my boys sweaters for Christmas gifts. Okay, they are actually men now but they will always be my boys! 🙂 They liked hoodies and I was in search of a pattern like the image of one that I had in my mind. There was not a pattern to be found that looked like a hoodie at that point and time. I then came up with the idea to make up one of my own. How hard could it be right!! I have been crocheting since I was 11 yrs old so I figured I would be able to tackle such a job. Well, let me tell you that there was a lot of trial and error in the making of those sweaters. Blood sweat and tears as they say. 🙂 I was able to come up with 3 different patterns and in different sizes. Here is what I had come up with.

After I had finished the sweaters and gave them to the boys I started to think what about selling the sweaters and have them be custom orders. I had already done some research by trying to find patterns and had come up empty on that front. It had also crossed my mind to write out a pattern for a sweater. I then thought I am going to have to write this out so people could understand it and not just in my chicken scratch! (which is my version of crochet shorthand) I would also have to figure out several different sizes. It has taken me a few years to accomplish this feat but one is now available to purchase in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dunmirecrochetcorner

PDF Crochet Pattern for Men’s Hooded Cream Sweater

I am now in the process of writing out more patterns that will hopefully be available soon!

As always thank you for stopping by to have a look!

Laura 🙂

Men and Crochet

I have often wondered how many Men do Crochet! I do know that I had a houseful of boys that grew into Men and not one of them Crochet now! When they were young and when I was crocheting they wanted to learn how. I then taught them how to crochet and they actually made friendship bracelets but that was as far as they took the crocheting.  Now they say hey Mom I like this could you make it for me!! 🙂

I have done some research on Men Crocheting and it seems that there a few of them that enjoy this craft.  The Crochet Dude  is known in crochet circles and here is another guy that blogs from my home state WI about crocheting among other things Real Men Crochet and other things.

When searching for patterns for Men I find mainly hats, afghans, scarves, some sweaters and vests. I have 3 boys and was looking for some sweater patterns to make for gifts. In my research I was just not coming across anything that I knew they would wear.  This is why I decided to start designing items for Men.  I have always loved to make things for my family and give them as gifts but there is only so many hats and afghans that they can use!

I love to use Pinterest for inspiration on Men’s Fashion. There are so many ideas that you can use for inspiration and for patterns. I was trying to see how many different things that I could find for Men that have been Crocheted.

5020bcce64d2e08c30246ac3da726b20 d3da9ebf76890c654509f1e0dcb21519                                     I know you will recognize these Men that are wearing crochet vests. These were some of the pictures that I ran across while researching for Crochet for Men.  Both Vests are made from Granny Squares.

c17ae4eb1eb458ac654aef8f98018e2e                                                                                                     This Vest I thought was unique and it is made by combining crocheting and material. Check out my Crochet for Men and Boys on Pinterest to see more! Crochet for Men & Boys on Pinterest

DSC08204DSC00970DSC07334DSC05529       These are a few of the items I have created for my boys and grandson. My middle son is pictured wearing the hooded sweater and has helped me quite a bit with items to create. He will see something and he will say “Mom” could you by chance be able to make this? This is where the idea came from for the Fedora style hat and the Tie.

Here are a couple of links for patterns to crochet for Men and Boys!                                          Rugged Vest Crochet Pattern | Red HeartSimple Sweater for Him AllFreeCrochet.com,  DROPS Men’s and Child Vest in Silke-Tweed ~ DROPS Design

If you know of any guys that crochet I would love to hear about them. As always thank you for stopping by and taking a look!

Laura 🙂