How To Make Upcycled Crochet Flairs

Get into the festival spirit and add some fun to an old pair of jeans with this great DIY pattern from our Knitcraft Ambassador Emily (@make.e). With just a hook and a small amount of yarn you can turn a tired pair of jeans into a festival ready outfit! 

You Will Need

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Purple

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Teal

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Mustard 

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Orange

5mm hook

Scissors

Sewing needle and thread to match final yarn colour change.

Old pair of jeans 

Abbreviations

ss = slip stitch

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

htr = half treble crochet

tr = treble crochet.

Sk =skip

St/s = stitch/ stitches

How To Make

Using colour A.

Round 1: ch6, ss into 1st ch to make a ring. Ch3 (count as tr), 14 tr into ring, ss to join (15)

 

Round 2: ch4 (count as tr, 1ch) 1tr, 1ch in each st round, ss into 3rd ch st to join. (you will have 15 spokes)

 

Round 3:  ss into ch1 sp to start next round. Ch 3 (count as tr) 2tr into same ch1 sp, 3tr into the next 3 ch1 spaces. Ch5, skip next ch1 space, 3tr into the next 4 ch1 spaces, ch5, skip next ch1 space, 3tr in next 4 ch1 spaces, ss into top of ch3 to join.

 

Round 4: ch1 (count as dc) 1dc into next 5 sts, 1htr into next 6sts, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into ch5 corner space. 1htr into next 6 sts, 1dc next 6 sts, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into ch5 corner space. 1dc next 12 sts (3dc, ch2 3dc) into last corner space, ss into ch1 to join. Cast off

 

Your triangle will now be taller at the top where you added the 3tr, ch2, 3tr stitches. This corner will always be the top of your flair panel. With your triangle right way up, re attach your colour A yarn to the bottom right hand corner.

 

Round 5: ch1 (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into corner space. Ch2, skip next 2 sts, 1dc in the next st, ch2, skip 2 stitches, 1dc in the next st, ch2, sk 2, 1htr next st, ch2, sk 2, 1 htr next st, ch2, sk 2, 1tr next st, ch2, sk 2, 1tr next st, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into top corner sp. 1tr, ch2, sk2, 1tr next st, ch2 sk 2, 1htr next st, ch2, sk2, 1htr, ch2, sk 2, 1dc next st, ch2, sk2, 1dc, ch2, sk 2, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into bottom left hand corner. 1dc into next 18 sts, ss top of dc st to join. Cast off.

 

Round 6: join yarn a to bottom right hand corner. Ch1, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into corner sp. 1dc next 2 sts, 2dc into ch2 sp, 1dc, 2dc into ch2 sp, 1dc, 2htr into ch2 sp, 1htr, 2htr into ch2 sp, 1htr, 2tr into ch2 sp, 1tr, 2tr into ch2 sp, 1tr next 4 stitches, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in corner space, 1tr next 4 stitches. 2tr into ch2 space, 1tr, 2tr into ch2 space, 1htr, 2htr into ch 2 space, 1htr, 2htr in ch2 space, 1dc, 2dc in ch 2 space, 1dc, 2dc into ch 2 space, 1dc next 2 stitches. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into corner space, 1 dc next 22 stiches, ss to join. Cast off

 

Now it’s time to change colour, so grab your colour B and attach to the bottom right hand corner. You will only be working in the right and left-hand side of your triangle for the next couple of rows so ignore your bottom edge.

 

Row 7) colour B: 1dc in next 10 sts, 1htr in next 8 sts, 1tr in next 9 sts, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) into top corner space. 1tr next 9 sts, 1htr next 8 sts, 1dc into next 10 sts, ss into ch2 sp to join, cast off.

 

Row 8) attach colour C into bottom right hand corner. 1dc in next 10 sts, 1htr in next 8 sts, 1tr in next 11 sts, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) into top corner space. 1tr next 11 sts, 1htr next 8 sts, 1dc into next 10 sts, ss into ch2 sp to join, cast off.

 

Round 9) attach colour D into bottom right hand corner (you will work a full round). 1dc in next 10 sts, 1htr in next 8 sts, 1tr in next 13 sts, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) into top corner space. 1tr next 13 sts, 1htr next 8 sts, 1dc into next 10 sts, ss into ch2 space. Ch1, 1dc along the bottom edge ss to join.

 

Row 10) continue in colour D. Ch2, 1dc in each stitch up the right-hand side of the triangle, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into top corner space, 1dc in each stitch down the left-hand side of the triangle. ss to join. Cast off, weave in all your ends.

 

BLOCKING: You may find you will want to block your triangles. Take a towel and some pins, dampen your triangles with some water and pin your work out onto a folded towel and allow to dry in a neat straight triangle.

 

Take a pair of old jeans and cut up the bottom outside seam about 5mm shorter than the length of your triangle panel. Cut up from the sides to make a triangle space. Pin your crochet panel onto the top of the jeans and sew into place using needle and thread to match the colour of your last round.

 

Why not try making the panel in 1 block colour or have each panel different? Great fun way to upcycle your wardrobe for spring.

 

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