Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Crochet Small Batawa (Bag)

 

Hello friends, 
This is another creation for Sankranti festival. I made this as a gift for my friends. It's very easy and can be completed in an hour.

The dark red and white are Vardhamaan Millenium 4 ply and pink is Oswal (very nice yarn). I also used crochet hook 3.5 mm. Finally it measures 6" x 5".

Pattern:

R1: With white yarn in a magic loop make puff 8, cl, BO.

Puff: (YO insert in magic loop, YO get 2 long sts) 3 times, (7 sts on hook), YO pass through 6 sts, YO pass through remaining 2 sts, ch1 to fix it.

Join pink in any space between two puffs.

R2: Puff 2 in each space between two puffs of previous round. Cl BO.

Join third colour in any gap.

R3: [ dc 3 in gap between 2 puffs) 3 times, (dc3, ch2, dc3) in next sp] rep 4 times, cl.

R4: [dc 3 in each gap, (dc3, ch2, dc3) at corner means in ch2-sp of previous round] 4 times, cl.



If you want to make bigger one then repeat this round 2 more times,

Make one more piece like this.

Place WS on WS and sew 3 sides by R5.

R5: (sc 3 in ch2-sp, sc 1 in each st) combining both granny squares.

Now next round will be worked on open part only.

R6: dc3 in each gap, cl. BO.

Join pink yarn at the gap on one edge.

R7: (dc 2 in gap, ch1) rep till end, cl.

R8: sl st and get in gap, [(sc1, ch3-picot, sc1) in ch1-sp, skip one st, sc1 in next] rep till end, cl BO.

Make a cord by making chs with double thread. Pass it around, sew the bead and make knots to fix the bead.

If you want to decorate it more, sew a show button at centre and join Jari cord at dc st below pink border.

R9: sc 1 in each st around 3 sides of Batawa.

The beautiful batawa is ready.

The following video with English subtitles may help you,

ETC: Enjoy the Creativity.


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Crochet Kite for Sankranti Decoration / Bookmark


 Hello friends,

Sankranti festival is followed by Kite festival. So in Sankranti Kite is very important. Women (married) organizes "Haldi Kumkum" at their home on this occasion. They invite other married women apply Haldi kumkum, perfume and sprinkle rose water to them considering them as Goddess, then offer OTI (means wheat, and the peas, carrot pieces etc) and Tilgul requesting to keep the relations always sweet. Then offers some small gift. When I was young, generally the small things gifted were supporting the spirituality then slowly it is shifted to giving some small useful gifts just as I made crochet small bags, coin bags, keychains for offering gifts.

On the occassion of Haldi kumkum, women make beautiful decorations. These are some items I have crocheted for Sankranti decoration.

1 Kuiri (Haldi - kumkum box with special shape....

https://youtu.be/_18Pc5oVwSQ

2. Decorating Tilgul and Halwa pot holders...

https://youtu.be/S1QMUHVnH2w

3. Decoration of Gift items, these are not my creations but one of the lovely subscriber ASWINI, of my youtube channel Kalopasak made these lots of keychains using the following videos and display them so beautifully. She is going to give them to her friends (other married women invited for Haldi kumkum).



Another friends subscriber PRITI made this one as a Sankranti gift.

This year I made these Kites for Sankranti Decoration and after Sankranti you can use them as Bookmarks. In the next post, I will show my crochet tilgul and Halwa, Sankranti special dessert. 

Kite: Pattern:

I used 4ply yarn 1.75 mm hook

Height 3” width 2” weight 2 gm

With orange yarn make Chs 11+1 (Any number of odd chains).

R1: sc 1 in each ch starting from second (11)

R2: 2sctog, sc 1 in 7 sts, 2sctog, ch 1 turn. (9)

R3: 2sctog, sc 1 in 5 sts, 2sctog, ch 1 turn. (7)

R4: 2sctog, sc 1 in 3 sts, 2sctog, ch 1 turn. (5)

R5:  2sctog, sc 1 in 1 sts, 2sctog, ch 2 turn, (3)

R6: incomplete dc 1 in next 2 sts, YO pass through all sts on hook, BO.


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Join green yarn at the first ch (out of 11 chs of starting).

R1: 2sctog, sc 1 in 7 sts, 2sctog, ch 1 turn. (9)

R2: sc 1 in each st, ch1 turn, (9)



 R3: 2sctog, sc 1 in 5 sts, 2sctog, ch 1 turn. (7)

R4: sc 1 in each st, ch1 turn, (7)



R5: 2sctog, sc 1 in 3 sts, 2sctog, ch 1 turn. (5)

R6: sc 1 in each st, ch1 turn, (5)

R7: 2sctog, sc 1 in 1 sts, 2sctog, ch 1 turn. (3)

R8: sc 1 in each st, ch2 turn, (3)

R9: 3dctog, BO


Border: Join jari yarn and make sc 1 in each st, at corner make sc 1 extra. At the top, make ch1-picot extra.

Keep the long end as in kite. Also fix small tassels as shown. Then have a beautiful embroidery as shown in fig 1.

The following video with English subtitles may help you.

ETC: Enjoy the Creativity.


Friday, January 14, 2022

Crochet Tilgul Vadi and Halwa: Sankranti Special Dessert

 

Hello friends,

14th January, Makar Sankranti, the only festival in India which occuses by date. The special dessert of this festival is Tilgul (Sesame seeds and Jageery). People made it's LADU and VADI as in following photos and exchange in between saying that (तिळगुळ घ्या, गोड गोड बोला) take this sweet and speak sweet (NO QUARREL).

Festival significance in Indian culture in amazing. To eat sesame in full winter season as in January keeps our skip smooth, prevents it from becoming dry.

Tilgul Ladu is same as Rava Ladu we made in crochet at the time of Diwali Faral. So this time I made crochet Tilgul Vadi and Halva.

Pattern: Kite Shaped Vadi:

Shart from ch13+1

R1: sc 1 in each ch from second. (13).

R2: 2sctog, sc 1 in 9 sts, 2sctog, (11) ch1 turn,

R3: 2sctog, sc 1 in 7 sts, 2sctog, (9) ch1 turn,

R4: sc 1 in each st, (9) ch1 turn,

R5: 2sctog, sc 1 in 5 sts, 2sctog, (7) ch1 turn,

R6: 2sctog, sc 1 in 3 sts, 2sctog, (5) ch1 turn,

R7: sc 1 in each st, (5) ch1 turn,

R8: 2sctog, sc 1 in 1 sts, 2sctog, (3) ch1 turn,

R9: 3sctog (1)

Join yarn at the first ch made in the beginning and make rows from R2 to R9.

The kite shape is made.

Make border of sc 1 in each row all around. At corner make (sc1, ch1, sc1), cl.

Make two pieces like this. Place the WS on WS.

Join three sides by sl st. Insert thermocol sheet of same shape inside and close remaining last side by sl st. 

We can also start this from ch2 and making sc 3 in first ch. then increasing 2 sts in each row as above.

Rhombus Shaped Vade:

Let us start with ch2, 

R1: sc3 in first ch, 

Increase 2 sts in each row. Skip R4 and R7 above then we get Rhombus shaped Vadi.

Halwa: For making Halwa take bulky white yarn, make 1 knot, cut.

Make so many by white and very few by red, green and yellow. We shall get  Halwa as in fig 1.

The following video with English subtitles may help you.

ETC: Enjoy the Creativity.


Monday, January 10, 2022

Crochet Hair Band (Head Band) for My Grand Daughter

 

Hello,

Friends, I made this hair band (Head band) for my grand daughter Vedika whose hairs are beautiful, long and medium curly. I hope that she will love this.

Pattern: 

Ch 8

Row1: dc 1 in 4th and 5th ch from hook, ch12-picot, dc 1 in last three sts. Ch3 turn,

R2: dc 1 in next 2 sts, dc 20 in ch 12-loop, remove hook from yarn, insert in first dc-st (out of 20 dcs in loop) get the working loop out of this st, dc 1 in 3 sts, ch3 turn,

 
R3: dc 1 in next 2 sts, ch12-picot, dc 1 in last 3 sts, ch3 turn.

R4: dc 1 in next 2 sts, dc 20 in ch 12-loop, remove hook from yarn, insert in first dc-st (out of 20 dcs in loop) get the working loop out of this st, dc 1 in 3 sts, ch3 turn,

Repeat R3 and R4 till the length of this measures 20”.
 

Join this edge with first edge by sc-sts to form circular ring. BO.

Join another colour.

Round 1: ch1, sc 2 in each dc-gap, cl.

R2: (skip 3 sts, dc 9 in next st, skip 3 sts, sc 1 in next) rep till end, lastly skip 3 sts and cl by sl st in first st.


Then pass the second ring through first, third ring through second and so on.....
Sew show button where the first and last rings overlap.
The beautiful hairband is here.
The following video with English subtitles may help you.


ETC: Enjoy the Creativity.

Crochet Small Batawa (Bag)

  Hello friends,  This is another creation for Sankranti festival. I made this as a gift for my friends. It's very easy and can be compl...