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Crochet cool frames

Update a nursery or little one’s room with a collection of colourful crochet frames, first published in our sister title Make it Today.

  • Crochet cool frames
YOU WILL NEED

    DK YARN, (YELLOW, BEIGE, RED, JADE, PINK, BLUE 4MM HOOK TAPESTRY NEEDLE CARDBOARD SPRAY STARCH COMPASS

MEASUREMENTS

    Blue Scallop Circle: 13CM CIRCLE Pink/Jade Rectangle: 11.5CM X 12CM RECTANGLE Red Oval: 14CM x 18CM OVAL

STITCHES

    CHAIN (ch) DOUBLE CROCHET (dc) TREBLE (tr) DOUBLE TREBLE (dtr)

Blue Scallop Circle

    With a compass draw an 8cm circle onto a piece of cardboard. Draw another circle 1cm larger around the first circle and cut around both outlines
    Using 4mm hook and Blue make a sl st and fasten onto cardboard frame
    Rnd 1: 72dc into frame working over tail, join with a sl st to first st. 72 sts
    Rnd 2: 1ch, 1dc, * miss one st, 5tr in next st, miss one st **, 1dc, rep from * 17 times, then from * to ** once, join with a sl st to first st. 18 shells made
    Fasten off

Pink/Jade Rectangle

    Make two Draw a 7.5cm x 8cm rectangle onto a piece of cardboard. Draw another rectangle 1cm larger around first and cut around both outlines
    Using 4mm hook and Pink (Jade) make a sl st and fasten onto cardboard frame
    Rnd 1: work 26dc along each side of frame working over tail, join with a sl st to first st. 104 sts
    Rnd 2: 1ch, * 1dc in each st to last st before corner, 3dc in next st, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to first st. 112 sts
    Fasten off


    Flower
    Using 4mm hook and Red make 5ch, join with a sl st to form a ring
    Rnd 1: 1ch, 12dc into ring, join with a sl st to first dc. 12 sts
    Rnd 2: * 4ch, mb (see Crochet Cool panel), 4ch, one sl st in each of next two sts, rep from * to end
    Fasten off, leaving a long tail
    Sew Flower to corner of Jade frame

Red Oval

    Draw an 8.5cm x 13.5cm oval onto a piece of cardboard. Draw another oval 1cm larger around the first oval and cut around both outlines
    Using 4mm hook and Red make a sl st and fasten onto cardboard frame
    Rnd 1: 100dc into frame working over tail, join with a sl st to first st. 100 sts
    Rnd 2: 1ch, * 4dc, (1dc, 4ch, 1dc, 6ch, 1dc, 4ch, 1dc) in next st, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to first st. 20 trefoils made
    Fasten off