Hanging Herb Holder | Free Crochet Pattern

Hanging Herb holder

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Hanging Herb Holders

Materials

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter worsted weight cotton (12 oz/608 yards): 95 yards #9042 Cool Grey

Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm)

Gauge: 17 dc = 4″, 5 dc rows = 3.5″

Other Materials: 4-7″ high x 4-7″ wide flower pot, 2″ hook screw (to hang), plant of choice.

Pattern Key
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sts: Stitches / St: Stitch

Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1 (RS):  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc, now and throughout), 11 dc in ring, sl st to join—12 dc.

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join—24 dc.

Round 3:  Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around, sl st to join—36 dc.

Round 4:  Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join—48 dc.

Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join—60 dc.

Round 6:  Ch 10 (counts as 1st sc, ch-9), [skip 9 sts, sc in next, ch 9] 5 times, sl st in 1st ch to join—6 sc, 6 ch-9 spaces.

Round 7:  Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 9 sc in 1st ch-9 space, 10 sc in each ch-9 space around, sl st in 1st ch to join, sl st in next 4 sts—60 sc.

Round 8:  Repeat Round 6.

Round 9:  Repeat Round 7.

Round 10:  Ch 101, [skip 9 sts, sc in next, ch 100] 5 times, sl st in 1st ch to join—6 ch-100 spaces (hangers).

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Assure long chains are neatly on sides, taking care not to tangle. Place plant into flower pot, then into herb holder. Gather 1 long ch at a time, until all 6 are held; adjust pot holder and plant as necessary. Assure 2” hook screw is securely in place and transfer all long chains onto hook.

Ribbed Pumpkin Cap | Free Crochet Pattern

Ribbed Pumpkin Cap

Materials

Yarn: Medium, weigh 4. Examples pictured with Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand in Terracotta, Chocolate and Kelly Green. Tutorial made with Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Burnt Pumpkin, Brown, and Mid Green.

Hook Size: H and I, or size needed for specified gauge

Gauge: 13 Dc Stitches = 4”, 2 Dc rows = 1”

Sizes: 

0-3 Months: 13″ x 4.5″, 6-12 Months: 16″ x 5.5″,  1-2 Years: 19″ x 6.5″

Pattern Key
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single crochet
Hdc: Half-Double crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Tc: Triple Crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sts: Stitches / St: Stitch

Special Stitches

SDc: Spiked Double Crochet – Work double crochet St, except place this stitch 1 round below current position in round.

Fpdc: Front Post Double Crochet – Click for a video tutorial.

Instructions

0-3 Months

Round 1: (With Brown) form an adjustable ring, Ch 2 (first HDc),  work 9  HDc into ring, Sl St to join (10 HDc)

Round 2-3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), HDc into each st around, Sl St to join (10 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 2 (first Dc),  Dc into same st, work 2 Dc into each st around, Sl St to join (20 Dc)

Round 5: (With Burnt Pumpkin) Ch 2 (first Dc),  SDc into same st, *Dc into next st, Dc and DDc into following st. Around from *, end row with 1 Dc after last SDc, Sl St to join (30 Dc)

Round 6: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around SDc from previous row, *Dc into following 3 Sts, Fpdc around SDc from previous row. Around from *, end row with 2 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (40 Dc)

Round 7, 9, 11: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *skip next st, Dc into following 3 Sts, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *, end row with 2 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (40 Dc)

Round 8, 10: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *Dc into first 3 Sts, skip 1 st, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *, end row with 2 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (40 Dc)

Round 12-13: Ch 1 (first Sc), Sc into each st around, Sl St to join, fasten after last round (40 Sc)

 

6-12 Months 

Round 1: (With Brown) form  adjustable ring, Ch 2 (first HDc),  work 9  HDc into ring, Sl St to join (10 HDc)

Round 2-3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), work 1 HDc into each st around, Sl St to join (10 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 2 (first Dc), work 1 Dc into same st, work 2 Dc into each st around, Sl St to join (20 Dc)

Round 5: (With Burnt Pumpkin) Ch 2 (first Dc), SDc into same st, *Dc into next st, work Dc and SDc into following st. Around from *,  end row with 1 Dc after last SDc, Sl St to join (30 Dc)

Round 6: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around SDc from previous row, *Dc into following 3 Sts, Fpdc around SDc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 2 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (40 Dc)

Round 7: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *Dc into following 4 Sts, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 3 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (50 Dc)

Round 8, 10, 12: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *skip next st, Dc into following 4 Sts, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 3 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (50 Dc)

Round 9, 11, 13: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *Dc into first 4 Sts, skip 1 st, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 3 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (50 Dc)

Round 14-15: Ch 1 (first Sc), Sc into each st around, Sl St to join, fasten after last round (50 Sc)

1-2 Years

Round 1: (With Brown) form an adjustable ring, Ch 2 (first HDc),  work 9  HDc into ring, Sl St to join (10 HDc)

Round 2-3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st),  1 HDc into each st around, Sl St to join (10 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 2 (first Dc), Dc into same st, work 2 Dc into each st around, Sl St to join (20 Dc)

Round 5: (With Burnt Pumpkin) Ch 2 (first Dc), SDc into same st, *Dc into next st, work Dc and SDc into following st. Around from *,  end row with 1 Dc after last SDc, Sl St to join (30 Dc)

Round 6: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around SDc from previous row, *Dc into following 3 Sts, Fpdc around SDc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 2 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (40 Dc)

Round 7: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *Dc into following 4 Sts, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 3 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (50 Dc)

Round 8: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *Dc into following 5 Sts, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 4 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (60 Dc)

Round 9, 11, 13, 15: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *skip next st, Dc into following 5 Sts, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *,  end row with 4 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (60 Dc)

Round 10, 12, 14: Ch 2 (first Dc), Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row, *Dc into first 5 Sts, skip 1 st, Fpdc around Fpdc from previous row. Around from *, end row with 4 Dc after last Fpdc, Sl St to join (60 Dc)

Round 16-17: Ch 1 (first Sc), Sc into each st around, Sl St to join, fasten after last round (60 Sc)

Leaves and Vines (all sizes)

Leaf (Small)

1: (With Mid Green, and an H Hook) Leave a 4” tail (you will need this later), Ch 8, Sc into second Ch from hook, HDc into next two Sts, Dc into next st, work 2 Dc into next two Sts, Dc into last st then Ch 2 and connect with Sl St into same st.

2: (Turn to begin working on opposite / mirror side of Ch) Ch 2 and Dc into first st, work 2 Dc into next two Sts, Dc into next st, HDc into next two Sts, Sc into last st.

3: Ch 1 (do not turn work), Sl St across entire Left side of leaf, stop when work meets beginning tail, cut 4” tail and knot work.

Leaf (Large)

1: (With Mid Green, and an H Hook) Leave a 4” tail (you will need this later), Ch 10, Sc into second Ch from hook, HDc into next two Sts, Dc into next three Sts, work 2 Tc into next two Sts, Tc into last st then Ch 3 and connect with Sl St into same st.

2: (Turn to begin working on opposite / mirror side of Ch) Ch 3 and Tc into first st, work 2 Tc into next two Sts, Dc into next three Sts, HDc into next two Sts, Sc into last st.

3: Ch 1 (do not turn work) and Sl St across entire Left side of leaf, stop when work meets beginning tail, cut 4” tail and knot work.

Vine Small (Large) 

1: (With Mid Green, and an H Hook) Leave a 4” tail (you will need this later), Ch 16(26), work 2 Sc into second Ch from hook and each ch across. Cut a 4” tail, fasten.  (30 (50) Sc)

Finishing

Use tail ends from Leaves (Small and Large), and Vine (Small and Large) to fasten to hat. Position where desired, at Round 4 for all sizes.

 

Design Wars Challenge | Pam’s Market Tote

I’m participating in Design Wars again this week!

You can read more about it over on our blog.

Luster Sheen Yarn | Red Heart Yarns | Salena Baca Crochet

I signed up for this challenge because I knew this yarn had to be transformed into a tote!

Luster Sheen is a sport weight yarn that is woven to be very durable, doesn’t split, and does a brilliant job of holding up under a lot of weight.

There are a hand-full of colors available in this line, and the tones pair together quite nicely; from classic colors like Black, Cherry Red, Natural and Vanilla, to more colorful options like Hot Pink, Ocean, Lime, Violet and Mid Blue. I love Cherry Red as a solid color option, and quite liked the way Natural, Lime, Mid Blue and Violet looked together!

Luster Sheen Yarn | Red Heart Yarns | Salena Baca Crochet

 

I designed Pam’s Market Tote for this challenge; it’s worked with an F hook, so it does take a bit of time to construct. I typically prefer quick results, so I had to remind myself to be patient with this design – I don’t work with sport weight very often, but the finished results are so very rewarding!

Using this weight yarn allowed me to input more design elements into my tote; giving me more opportunity for detail, and giving me space to use more of this awesome stitch pattern!

Luster Sheen Yarn | Red Heart Yarns | Salena Baca Crochet | Pam's Market Tote Crochet Pattern

 

Pam’s Market Tote is written in two sizes; Medium: 12” tall x 20” around (10” flat), and Large: 12.5” tall x 25” around (12.5” flat). Each one has handles that sit comfortably on the shoulder, and should let the tote fit nicely under arm. I incorporated a drawstring with toggle bead, and two closure beads, for function. And, I just really love buttons and beads, so anytime I can add them to a project in a functional way that looks great, I’m excited!

Luster Sheen Yarn | Red Heart Yarns | Salena Baca Crochet | Pam's Market Tote Crochet Pattern

 

One last feature is the Clasp Cord; a cord with a bead on one end, and a Lobster Claw clasp on the other. I’ve designed this with a slit gap in the center so that it can easily be attached or removed to the handles of your tote. Use this for decoration, to hold your decorative key chains or loyalty rewards cards, or for your keys – it’s pretty, and it works!

Pam's Market Tote Crochet Pattern | Salena Baca Crochet

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Layered Flower With Leaves | Free Crochet Pattern

Layered Flower With Leaves

6 Petal Flower With Leaves | Free Crochet Pattern | Salena Baca Crochet

Materials

  • Yarn: Various yarn weights and types may be used to taste. Example pictured with Bernat Super Value in Magenta and Fern.
  • Hook Size: Use a hook size that best accompanies  yarn used.
  • Button: Optional; 1″ button with 2 holes used.
  • Felt: Optional; 1.5-2” circles,
  • Alligator Clip: Optional; 1.5-2” long

Gauge

Varies depending on yarn used. Example flower measures approximately 4″, leaves measure approximately 2.5″.

Pattern Key
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single crochet
Hdc: Half-Double crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Tc: Triple Crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sts: Stitches / St: Stitch

Instructions

Round 1: (Right Side) Form a magic loop, Ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), work 12 hdc into ring, sl st to join  (12 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc, [ch 3, skip next st,  sc into following st] 5 times. Ch 3, sl st to connect to first sc to join (6 ch 3 spaces)

Round 3: Work the following into each ch 3 space around: sl st, ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc, ch 1, sl st. Sl St to first Sl St of round to join (6 petals formed; first layer complete)

Round 4: Working into wrong side of work, insert hook into  two loops  between each petal (picture 6), sc, Ch 4, then Work the following into each space between petals: sc, ch 4 (Picture 7). Sl st to first sc of round to join (6 ch 4 spaces made; picture 8)

Round 5: Work the following into each ch 4 space around: sl st, ch 1, hdc, 2dc, hdc, ch 1, sl st (Picture 9, picture 10). Sl St to first sl st of round to join (6 petals made; 2nd layer complete)

Round 6: Working into wrong  side of work, insert hook into  two loops between each petal (picture 11), sc, Ch 5, then Work the following into each space between petals: sc, ch 5 (Picture 12). Sl st to first sc of round to join (6 ch 5 spaces made)

Round 7: Work the following into each ch 5 space around: sl st, ch 1, hdc, 3dc, hdc, ch 1, sl st (Picture 13; 6 petals made, 3rd layer complete). Fasten, weave tail end toward beginning tail and knot together on wrong side to conceal (Picture 14).

Attaching Button: Cut 6” of yarn to thread button, pull each side of yarn in between hdc stitches from round 1 (Picture 15). Knot tail ends together fasten (picture 16), cut excess.

Leaves: (make 2)
Row 1: Leave a 3” tail, Ch 8,  work the following: Sl St, Sc, HDc, Dc, Dc, Tc, 2 Tc, Tc, Ch 3, Sl St to join into last St of row.
Row 2: Turn (work on opposite side of Ch), work the following: Ch 3, Tc, 2 Tc, Tc, Dc, Dc, HDc, Sc, Sl St.
Finishing: Ch 1, Sl St into each St across left side of leaf. When beginning tail is reached, cut a 3” tail, fasten. Using tails, fasten leaf to wrong side of flower.

Attaching Felt and Clip: Cut two pieces of felt no larger than the first two layers of flower. Cut the top of  1 piece of felt. Insert clip between both pieces of felt (as pictured). Use a hot glue gun to glue felt pieces together, then glue felt  to the back of your flower. Done!

 

Yarn + Pattern Giveaway | PINK!!!

Salena Baca Crochet | Huge Blog Giveaway

**1 September 2015 – This Giveaway Has Concluded**

The Grand Prize Winner, of this PINK Giveaway + 2 patterns of choice form my shop, is:

Debbie Allen Richardson of  Idaho State!

Our 5 other winners are:

  1. Stacy Lane Russell
  2. Ashly Cupit
  3. Kyersten Bowerman
  4. Alexandra Read
  5. Holly Ennis

All winners have 5 days to CONTACT ME via private message to claim their prizes; Please do so by sending me a private message on my FAN PAGE.


 

I just can’t help myself…

This is my second huge giveaway in August!

Up for grabs in this PINK themed giveaway are:

  • 1 Rose Patterned Photo Box (perfect for yarn storage, too!)
  • 2 skeins Peaches & Creme in “Love”
  • 1 skein Lion Brand Yarn Heartland in “Denali”
  • 1 skein Bernat Cottontots in “Doll House”
  • 1 Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook, size 4.5 mm (US 7)
  • 1 Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook, size 4 mm (G-6)
  • 2 patterns of choice from my ravelry shop

When this blog post has at least 150 comments (from 150 different users), I’ll randomly choose one of you to win this PINK themed giveaway! Every comment made on this blog post will count as an entry until 31 August. The winner will be announced here once this giveaway is closed.

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Flash Sale | Halle’s Capelet

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Today only, get $2.00 off my Halle’s Caplet crochet pattern when you use code GET2OFF in my ravelry shop!

Halle's Capelet Crochet Pattern | Salena Baca Crochet

 

This top-down design has an easy to make, polished neckline! The open-work design is great for warm weather, and can be layered for fall and winter wardrobes, too.

The pattern is currently written in adult women sizes (36.5″ bust – 47.5″ bust).

Halle's Capelet Crochet Pattern | Salena Baca Crochet

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Yarn + Pattern Giveaway | August 2015

Salena Baca Crochet Yarn Giveaway Blog Entry

**19 August 2015 – This Giveaway Has Concluded**

The Grand Prize Winner, of the full box of yarn and 5 patterns of choice form my shop, is:

Kortney Burpee  of  Washington State!

Our 5 other winners are:

  1. Carol Dice
  2. Robin Fay
  3. Hollie Nolting
  4. Alex Cave
  5. Jamie Wells

All winners have 5 days to CONTACT ME via private message to claim their prizes; Please do so by sending me a private message on my FAN PAGE.


You read that right!

Up for grabs in this August giveaway are:

– 1 Huge box of full, partial and scrap yarn!

– 5 patterns of choice from my ravelry shop

When this blog post has at least 100 comments (from 100 different users), I’ll randomly choose one of you to win this August giveaway! Every comment made on this blog post will count as an entry from 11-17 August. The winner will be announced here once this giveaway is closed.

That’s not all…
I’ll choose 5 other fans to win 2 patterns of choice from my ravelry shop, too!

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FLASH SALE | Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking!

Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking  | Salena Baca Crochet PatternI was in Design Wars this past week!

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For this challenge, I decided to follow in my annual tradition and make a Christmas stocking! I love the rich tones this line displays, and the Cream contrast to the Greens and Reds made this particular stitch pattern really stand out boldly. This yarn has so much rich color, depth, and texture without losing the stitch definition. Plus, this yarn is ideal for pompom making! Seriously, I’ve made the best pompoms ever with yarns just like this. Overall, this  was the perfect yarn for my Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking design!

Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking | Salena Baca Crochet

This design is written in three sizes (Small, Medium, Large); each size is slightly larger than the last, giving these designs a traditional look that  pair together in a classic way. You can make one for everyone in your family, and size each according to age (Large for Mom and Dad, Small for the kids). Or, you can make each one the same size. Whatever you choose, the brickwork design will make each stocking blend together perfectly, giving you years of holiday joy!

Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking | Salena Baca Crochet

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3,000 FAN CELEBRATION | 250 Free Patterns!

Salena Baca Crochet | 3,000 fan celebration | 250 free crochet patterns

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I’m celebrating a huge milestone this week: 3,000 Facebook fans for Salena Baca Crochet!

I always celebrate with my subscribers first, and have already given away 250 free patterns earlier this week via email!

This is part two, to celebrate my 3,000 fan milestone, and I’m celebrating it right here!

I’m giving away 250 more patterns today!

Click on over to my ravelry store and get 1 pattern of choice for free when you use coupon code THANKS at checkout.

Only 250 uses will be available, and they will go quick!

If you get a free pattern, please come back here and comment to let me know which one you got for free! When I get at least 100 comments, from different fans, then I’ll choose one of you to win 3 new skeins of yarn from my stock!

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The Pattern Pack| Spiked Glasses Case

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