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Aran Slipper Boots Crochet Pattern

This pattern was featured in the January 2015 issue of Inside Crochet.

Keep your toes cosy with these warm slipper boots.

Materials
Robin Aran with wool (1 x 400g).
or Aran yarn (4 x 100g)

Equipment
4.50mm hook, stitch markers, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension (UK terms)
Work 14sts and 12 rows in htr to measure 10x10cm or 4x4in using 4.50mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.

Finished Size (All sizes are approximate)
Small: 22cm in length, UK 3-4, EU 35-36, US 5-6.
Medium: 24cm in length, UK 5-6, EU 38-39, US 7-8.
Large: 25cm in length, UK 7-8, EU 41-42, US 9-10.

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This pattern was featured in the January 2013 issue of Inside Crochet.

Aran Poncho Crochet Pattern

All of the cabled accessories which are available will match as they use the same basic three stranded cable pattern.

Materials
Aran Tweed Knitting Wool from Kilcar in Donegal, Ireland.  200g skeins (Length = 320 m / 350 yards) Lilac-4812. The Poncho uses 8 skeins. The Hat uses 1 skein and the Mittens use 1 skein.

You can buy online from COMMODUM art and design  They also sell on eBay, just search for "Donegal yarn".

It is aran weight and 100% wool. It may seem a bit expensive, the conversion rate makes it about £10 (GBP) for 200g. But when you consider that the Sirdar Click cost me £3.25 for 50g, it is actually a very reasonable price.  It is lovely to work with and gorgeous to wear.

If you do not want to get this yarn, you can use Aran yarn.

Equipment
4.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension (UK terms)
14sts and 12 rows in htr measure 10x10cm or 4x4in.

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Another pattern in the range of clothing for larger ladies.

lacy lingerie crochet pattern

A "Baby Doll" style nightie which you can make in a longer length to wear with the G-String or a shorter length to wear with the French Knickers.

The Nightie can also be worn over a t-shirt as a summer top or over a swim suit as a beach wrap. In fact, its uses are only as limited as your imagination.

The pattern includes instructions for all 3 items in the 3 different sizes as shown in the table.

I used a double thickness of Petra Size 8 and a technique called thread painting to get the shaded effect. You can also use a single thickness of Petra Size 5.

Materials: DMC Petra size 8 (2 balls in each colour for thread painting) or DMC Petra size 5. (6 balls)
Equipment: 2.00mm hook, stitch markers, needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: 5 rows and 15 sts to 5 cm square.
Finished size: UK: 14-24, European: 42-52, US: 12-22, Japan: 15-25.

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Create and wear your own designer clothing.

This pattern is the first in a range of clothing for larger ladies, which combines the beauty of crochet with the practicality of fabric.

Create your own designer clothing.

This pattern is not written to be followed exactly, more as a guideline to creating your own unique look. Use your own choice of fabric together with thread which either compliments or contrasts. Crocheting into fabric is not such an exact science as with following a pattern created with only one medium.

The Vest Top pattern comes in 3 different sizes which you will need to enlarge using the graph.

A calculator will also be useful for working out the number of stitches you will need.

Skirt Materials: 2 metres of cotton or cotton blend fabric (115 cm wide), 3 balls of Twilleys Southern Comfort crochet cotton (or equivalent no. 10 thread).
Vest top Materials: 1 metre of cotton or cotton blend fabric (150 cm wide) or 1.25 metre of cotton or cotton blend fabric (115 cm wide, 2 balls of Twilleys Southern Comfort crochet cotton (or equivalent no. 10 thread).
Equipment: 1.50mm hook, scissors, needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: Using a 1.50 mm hook and size 10 thread, I get 9 dc (US-sc) to 2.5 cm/1 in.
Working a tension square is very important. If your tension is different, you will need to adjust the amount of sts worked into the fabric accordingly.

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Irish crochet style poncho

A lacy poncho in an Irish Crochet Style

Irish Lace is traditionally worked in fine thread with a very small hook. This beautiful craft was originally developed in 19th century Ireland as a method of imitating expensive Venetian point laces.

Individual motifs were made and pinned to a pattern printed on fabric. They were then joined together using a filling stitch or "ground".

These Ponchos are worked using yarn and a larger hook. The motifs used, although based on traditional patterns, have been altered to accommodate today's style of crochet.

Materials: 500g [600g] Mohair or other Aran weight yarn suitable to be used with this size hook.
Equipment: 4.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: Using the materials listed above, 15 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm when working double crochet.
Sizes: Instructions are for Small/Medium and Large sizes. Each section is labelled for the size it is intended for. For the neck and bottom edging, the large size is in [brackets].

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Make that special day extra special with a hand crocheted Bridal Set.

This gorgeous Bridal set will delight any Bride on her special day, more than anything because she knows it was made with love.

The set is made with Coats Aida with clear translucent rainbow beads on the white and amber translucent rainbow beads on the cream. The full set uses nearly 3000 beads.

Materials: 2 x 50g balls of size 10 crochet cotton, 2800 seed beads, ½ metre 7mm elastic, 5 metres 7mm ribbon, 30cm x 30cm satin fabric, polyester filling.

Equipment: 1.50mm hook, 1.25mm hook.

Tension: Using the 1.25 mm hook and size 10 thread, 17 dc and 20 rows measure 5cm.
Using the 1.50 mm hook and size 10 thread, 15 dc and 20 rows measure 5cm.

Bridal Garter Bridal Choker Bridal Ring Pillow Bridal Horse-shoe Bridal Purse