How To Crochet Tropical Patches

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Everyone loves denim patches this season so why not crochet your own with these amazing designs from Lucy Croft? They are made using our Knitcraft Cotton Blend which come in a great range of colours

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You Will Need

Cocktail

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn DK (100g) Small amounts of White, Coral, Light Pink and Green

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Pineapple

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn DK (100g) Small amounts of Yellow and Green

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Parrot

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn DK (100g) Small amounts of Red, White, Black, Yellow and Denim

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Sunglasses

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn DK (100g) Small amounts of Lilac, Black and White

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Abbreviations

Ch chain

Ss slip stitch

Dc double crochet

Dc2tog double crochet 2 sts together.

How To Make

Cocktail

Glass Base

Using White yarn, ch9.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr in each of next 2 ch, tr in each of next 2 ch, htr in each of next 2 ch, dc in last ch, fasten off.

 

Glass Stem

With RS facing, join White yarn in first tr of Glass Base with a ss, ch7.

Row 1 Ss in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 5 ch, ss to next tr on Glass Base, fasten off.

 

Glass

Row 1 (RS) Join Coral yarn in ch-1 sp at end of Glass Stem, ch1 (does not count as st), 3dc in same ch-1 sp, turn. [3 dc]

Row 2 (WS) Ch3 (count as tr), (tr, htr) in st at base of ch-3, htr in next st, (htr, 2tr) in next st, turn. [7 sts]

Row 3 Ch3 (count as tr), 2tr in st at base of ch-3, htr in each of next 5 sts, 3tr in top of beg ch-3, turn. [11 sts]

Row 4 Ch3 (count as tr), tr in st at base of ch-3, htr in each of next 9 sts, 2tr in top of beg ch-3, fasten off. [13 sts]

 

Straw

With RS facing, join Light Pink yarn in 4th st of Row 4 of Glass, ch8.

Row 1 Ss in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 6 ch, ss to same st on Glass, fasten off.

 

Lime Slice

Using Green yarn, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch3 (count as tr), 9tr into loop, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join in a circle, fasten off. [10 sts]

 

Sew Lime slice onto top corner of cocktail glass.

 

Pineapple

 The pineapple is worked from the top down then the leaves added.

 Using Yellow yarn, ch6.

Row 1 (RS) 2-tr cluster in 4th ch from hook, ch1, 2-tr cluster in next ch, htr in last ch, turn.

Row 2 (WS) Ch2, tr in st at base of ch-2, ch1, 2-tr cluster in next cluster, ch1, skip ch-1 sp, 2-tr cluster in next cluster, ch1, 2-tr cluster in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 3 Ch3, 2-tr cluster in st at base of ch-3, ch1, (2-tr cluster in next cluster, ch1) twice, (2-tr cluster, tr) in top of next tr, turn.

Row 4 Ch2, 2-tr cluster in first cluster, ch1, (2-tr cluster in next cluster, ch1) twice, 2-tr cluster in next cluster, htr in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 5 Ch2, 2-tr cluster in first cluster, (ch1, 2-tr cluster in next cluster) twice, htr in next cluster, fasten off.

Leaves

With RS facing, join Green yarn in first ch of opposite side of starting ch, ch6, ss to 2nd ch from hook, ss in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, ss in same ch on starting ch, *ch6, ss to 2nd ch from hook, ss in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, ss in next ch on starting ch; repeat from * twice more, ch6, ss to 2nd ch from hook, ss in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, ss in same ch on starting ch, fasten off.

 

Parrot

 Using Red yarn, ch4.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 2 ch, turn. [3 dc]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 2dc in first st, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn. [5 dc]

Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn. [7 dc]

Row 4 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn. [9 dc]

Rows 5-11 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [9 dc]

Row 12 Ch1, skip first st, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, turn. [7 sts]

Row 13 Ch1, skip first st, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, turn. [5 sts]

Row 14 Ch1, skip first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, turn. [3 sts]

Row 15 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in next st, change to White yarn holding Red yarn on WS of work, 2 dc in last st, turn. [5 dc]

Row 16 Ch1, dc in first st and each of next 2 sts, change to Red yarn holding White yarn on WS of work, dc in each of last 2 sts, turn. [5 dc]

Row 17 Ch1, dc in first st and next st, change to White yarn holding Red yarn on WS of work, dc in each of next 3 sts, turn. [5 dc]

Rows 18-19 Repeat Rows 16-17, fasten off White yarn.

Row 20 Rejoin Red Yarn in first st, ch1, dc in first 4 sts, fasten off leaving last st unworked.

 

Beak

 Row 1 (RS) With RS of Parrot facing, join Black Yarn in White end of Row 18, ch1, dc in end of same Row, dc in end of Row 17, dc in end of Row 16, turn.

Row 2 Ch1, dc in each of first 2 sts, turn, leaving last st unworked.

Row 3 Ch1, skip first st, dc in next st, ch2, ss to second ch from hook.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Wing

 Using Red yarn, ch3.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, turn. [2 dc]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 2dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, turn. [4 dc]

Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn. [6 dc]

Rows 4-6 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [6 dc]

Fasten off.

Row 7 Join Yellow Yarn in first st, ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [6 dc]

Row 8 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [6 dc]

Fasten off.

Row 9 Join Denim Yarn in first st, ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [6 dc]

Row 10 Ch1, dc in each st across, turn. [6 dc]

Row 11 Ch1, skip first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog, turn. [4 sts]

Rows 12-13 Repeat Row 10. [4 sts]

Row 14 Ch1, skip first st, dc in next st, dc2tog, turn. [2 sts]

Rows 15-16 Repeat Row 10. [2 sts]

Row 17 Ch1, skip first st, dc in next st, fasten off. [1 st]

 

Tail Feather

Using Denim yarn, ch16.

Row 1 (RS) Ss in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, fasten off. [14 ss]

Row 2 With RS facing, join Red Yarn in 4th ss, ss in each of next 10 ss.

 

Sew Wing onto RS of Parrot and tail feather onto WS of Parrot using the image as a guide.

 

Using Black Yarn Embroider an eye onto the Parrot’s face.

 

 

Sunglasses

Bridge

Using Lilac yarn, ch21.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each of next 8 ch, ss in each of next 2 ch, dc in each of next 9 ch, fasten off. [20 sts]

 

First Lens

Row 1 (RS) With RS of Bridge facing, join Black in 3rd dc, ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in same st and each of next 5 sts, turn. [6 dc]

Rows 2-3 Ch1, dc in same st and each of next 5 sts, turn. [6 dc]

Row 4 Ch1, dc in same st and each of next 4 sts, turn, leaving last st unworked. [5 dc]

Row 5 Ch1, dc in same st and each of next 3 sts, fasten off, leaving last st unworked. [4 dc]

Next Lens

Row 1 (RS) With RS of Sunglasses facing, skip next (dc, 2 ss, dc) of Bridge, join Black in next dc, ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in same st and each of next 5 sts, turn. [6 dc]

Rows 2-3 Ch1, dc in same st and each of next 5 sts, turn. [6 dc]

Row 4 Ch1, skip first st, dc in each of next 5 sts, turn. [5 dc]

Row 5 Ch1, skip first st, dc in each of next 4 sts, fasten off. [4 dc]

 

Frames

 

Join Lilac in first dc of Bridge, ch1, dc in same st, dc in next lilac st, rotate to work into Row ends of first lens, dc in each of next 5 Row ends, rotate to work into sts of last Row of lens, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, rotate to work into opposite Row ends of same lens, dc in each of next 5 Row ends, dc2tog twice over next 4 sts of Bridge, rotate to work into Row ends of next lens, dc in each of next 5 Row ends, rotate to work into sts of last Row of lens, 2dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, rotate to work into opposite Row ends of same lens, dc in each of next 5 Row ends, dc in last 2 sts of Bridge, fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Embroider a flash onto each lens to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

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