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                                                                                                             BRONZE SANDALS. LEFT: SEED SHORTS, $69.95. CROCHET DETAIL WHITE




crochet
                                                                                                             RIGHT: TRELISE COOPER RUFFLE TOP. COUNTRY ROAD WHITE SHORTS.


                                                                                                                                                                               For instructions on
                                                                                                                                                                               how make the cute
                                                                MARIE-PIERRE MOREL/MC IDEES/PICTURE MEDIA.




                                                                                                                                                                               headband flowers and
                                                                                                                                                                               the belt tassels, turn
                                                                                                                                                                               to page 275.
                                                                                                             SINGLET. SPROUTS ALPARGATAS, $30.




                                                                                                                                                                               PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                                                                                                                                               PRUE RUSCOE
                                                                                                                                                                               STYLING
                                                                                                                                                                               SAM MOILER
Learn how to crochet granny squares and join them together,
and you’ll be able to make colourful throws, cushion covers,
flowers for a headband and an eye-catching belt with tassels.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Berry (right) and Granny Smith
                                                                              Step 7                            Step 8                                                                                                                  (far right) throws over the chair are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        made by crocheting granny squares,

  HOW TO CROCHET                                                                                                                                                                                                                        then joining them together. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        instructions on how to make the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        squares, see opposite page.
  GRANNY SQUARES
   Step 1                              Step 2


                                                                              Step 9                            Step 10




  SLIP KNOT As with knitting, all crochet is started by making
  a slip knot. 1. Drape your chosen centre colour yarn over the
  thumb and first finger on your right hand. Holding the ends with
  your left hand, twist your right hand to form a loop in the yarn.           Step 11                           Step 12
  Reach through the loop to pinch the longer end between your
  thumb and forefinger and bring it through. 2. Gently pull the
  short end to tighten the slip knot and pull the long end to adjust
  the loop size. Slip the loop onto a 4mm crochet hook to start
  making a foundation chain.

   Step 3                              Step 4
                                                                            CHANGING COLOUR. A technique used in Round 2 of
                                                                            granny squares. To join different coloured yarn, create a slip
                                                                            knot in the new yarn and slide along hook. 7. Insert hook front
                                                                            to back into previous round (other than where last round ended).
                                                                            Loop yarn around crochet hook. 8 & 9. Draw to front and
                                                                            through slip knot. 10.Work 3 ch (to stand for 1 tr) 2 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr,
                                                                            1 ch. Then work into each 1 ch space 3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr, 1 ch. Join                                                                                                                                   SCALLOPED BORDER PATTERN ss into any
                                                                            with a ss and fasten off. Round 3: Change colour as before and                                                                                                                                      space around edge of rug. Work (1 dc, 1 tr,
  CHAIN (CH) Make 6 ch to start your square. Hold the crochet
                                                                            work 3 ch to stand. 11.As corners are now obvious, work 3 tr,                                                                                                                                       2 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc) into each space, except
  hook in your right hand and hold the slip knot between the thumb
                                                                            2 ch, 3 tr, 1 ch into each corner space, but 3 tr, 1 ch in other                                                                                                                                    for corner spaces, where two groups of
  and first finger of your left hand. Wind or hold the yarn length
                                                                            spaces. Join with ss and fasten off. 12. Round 4: Change colour                                                                                                                                     bracketed stitches need to be worked, with
  between the fingers on your left hand to control the tension. To
                                                                            and work as for Round 3. For throws, make eight small squares                                                                                                                                       2 ch between. Also, when crossing a seam,
  make the first ch, twist the hook back and under the yarn to loop
                                                                            and 10 large squares. For large squares, work a further two                                                                                                                                         work 1 dc into the first space, 5 ch and 1 dc
  around the hook. Pull the new loop through the loop already on
                                                                            rounds of each colour from light to dark (total 8 rounds).                                                                                                                                          into the second space. Finish off completed
  the hook. 3. Repeat until you have six ch as shown.
  SLIP STITCH (SS) SS into the first ch to form a ring (which                                                                                                                                                                                                                   border with ss, cut yarn and pull end through
  will form the centre of your square) by inserting the hook into             Step 13                           Step 14                                                                                                                                                         a 1 ch loop. Darn in and trim ends.
  the work and loop the yarn over the hook as for ch. Pull the new
  loop through the work and the loop on the hook.

   Step 5                              Step 6
                                                                                                                                                    MASALA STRIPE RUNNER, $1090 PER SQ METRE, FROM TIBET SYDNEY. RED LEATHER OTTOMAN,                                                                  Step 17
                                                                                                                                                    $375, FROM ORSON & BLAKE. ORANGE CUSHION, $29.95, FROM DOMAYNE. AGGER PINK RUG
                                                                                                                                                    STEPS PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMANDA DUCKER. CHAIR, $350, FROM CURIO DESIGN. PANDEN




                                                                              Step 15                           Step 16
                                                                                                                                                    (ON CHAIR), $12.95, FROM IKEA. MOROCCAN SHOES, $99, FROM SILK ROUTE.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JOINING SQUARES Thread wool needle with
  TREBLE (TR) A technique used in Round 1 of granny squares.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    yarn. We’ve used contrasting yarn for clarity,
  Treble stitch adds height and helps increase the size of your work                                                                                                                                                                                                            you use matching yarn. Place two squares to
  quickly. 4. For granny squares pattern, continuing with same colour,                                                                                                                                                                                                          be joined right sides together. Working on
  work 3 ch 3tr followed by 1 ch (to stand for 1 tr) 2 tr and 1 ch. Then                                                                                                                                                                                                        wrong side of work and leaving a tail of
  (3 tr followed by 1 ch) 3 times. 5. For tr, take the yarn over the hook   DOUBLE TREBLE (DTR) 13. Use double treble to create                                                                                                                                                 about 10cm, pick up top of a corresponding
  before inserting it into the work. Then insert the hook front to back     a lovely scalloped border on your throw after joining the squares.                                                                                                                                  stitch from each square, proceeding down
  into the centre of the work, take the yarn over the hook again and        14. For dtr, take the yarn twice around the hook. 15. Insert the                                                                                                                                    the seam. Finish with 2 top stitches and darn
  draw the new loop back through to front, making three loops on the        hook into the work, take the yarn over the hook and draw new                                                                                                                                        in and trim end. Return to tail, thread needle,
  hook. Take the yarn over the hook and draw new loop through two of        loop through the work (4 loops on hook). Take yarn over the hook                                                                                                                                    add stitch to even off edge if necessary.
  the three loops on the hook. Take the yarn over the hook, drawing         and draw new loop through two loops on hook (3 loops on hook).                                                                                                                                      Finish as before. To tidy reverse of work,
  new loop through both loops on the hook to complete treble stitch.        16. Repeat, taking yarn over hook and drawing through two loops                                                                                                                                     thread loose ends into wool needle, darn
  6. Complete the round with a ss. Cut 6cm end and pull through.            until one loop remains. For scalloped border, see opposite.                                                                                                                                         into back of work, trim excess.


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                                                                                                    Step 1                               Step 2
                                                                  TO MAKE
                                                                  HEADBAND
                                                                  To make band, ch 35.
                                                                  Fasten off, leaving 8cm
                                                                  of yarn attached. To
                                                                  attach beads to chain,
                                                                  thread single yarn
                                                                  through bead and pull
                                                                  ch through. Tie a                 Step 3                               Step 4
                                                                  simple knot in ch
                                                                  below bead. Trim off
                                                                  end. Repeat for other
                                                                  end of ch. To attach
                                                                  flowers, thread
                                                                  wool needle with
                                                                  appropriate shade of
                                                                  yarn. Align centre of
                                                                                                    Step 5                               Step 6
                                                                  flower with mid-point
                                                                  of chain. Make 4
                                                                  stitches from back to
                                                                  front evenly around
                                                                  centre ring, through
                                                                  both layers. Finish off
                                                                  securely on back.
                                                                  Use same technique
                                                                  to attach flowers to              Step 7                               Step 8
                                                                  throw or belt squares.



                            TO MAKE FLOWERS
                            Make 10 flowers for throw, two for a headband or one for each
                            belt square. Make a slip knot, leaving a tail of 6cm and slip loop
                            onto a 4mm crochet hook. 1. Start with 6 ch and ss to form into
                            ring. 2. Make 5 ch to start Round 1. 3. Make 1 tr into ring, 2 ch    HALF TREBLE (HTR) A technique used in Round 2 of the flower.
                            (7 times), ss into 3rd of 5 ch. 4. The first of 8 spaces that will   A stitch shorter than a treble and taller than a double crochet. 5. For
                            make the petals of the flower.                                       htr, take the yarn over the hook, inserting hook into work. Take yarn
                            DOUBLE CROCHET (DC) A technique used in Round 2 of the               over hook again. Draw loop through work to make 3 loops on hook.
                            flower. For dc, insert the hook into the work and take yarn over     Take yarn over hook and draw new loop through 3 loops on hook.
                            the hook. Draw a new loop of yarn through the work, leaving two      6. Begin Round 2. Into each space work 1 dc, 1 htr, 3 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc
                            loops on the hook. Take yarn over hook again. Draw new loop          (8 petals). 7. ss into dc of 1st petal, ch and fasten off. 8. Completed
                            through both loops on hook.                                          flower ready to embellish headband, belt or throws.



                              Step 1                           Step 2                            Below, from left: Berry, Citrus,
                                                                                                 Granny Smith and Simply PInk
                                                                                                 belts with tassels.




                              Step 3                            Step 4




                            MAKE BELT TASSELS Cut 6 x 70cm strands of yarn to
                            insert in 3 spaces on two end squares of belt (36 strands in all).
                            1. Fold a group of 6 strands in half. Insert hook at back of work.
                            2. Draw folded ends through top space to make loop. 3. Pull long
                            ends through loop with a crochet hook. 4. Completed belt tassel.

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                                                                                             CROCHET STITCHES


                                                                         Chain stitch (ch) (1)              Chain stitch (ch) (2)




  This colourful loose cushion cover is made up of squares,
  rectangles, triangles and circles crocheted in different colours.
  See below for instructions on how to make it.

  MAKE A CUSHION COVER                                                   Slip stitch (sl st) (1))            Slip stitch (sl st) (2)
  SUPPLIES                          number by one stitch at the end
  Licorne quality knitting yarn,    of each row until only one stitch
  one ball each in the following    remains. Stop. The triangles
  colours: Bamboo, Kiwi,            should be isolated from each
  Pacific, Jeans, Anemone and       other assembled head to foot
  Grenadine. Two balls in each      in a line or in a rosette.
  of the following colours:         Squares and rectangles:
  Carnation and Clementine          these are simply crocheted           Half Treble Crochet (htr) (1)     Half Treble Crochet (htr) (2)   Half Treble Crochet (htr) (3)
  (Phildar). Crochet hook No. 3.    on a base of chain stitches
  A rectangular cushion 25 x 52     according to your imagination.
  cm. A square cushion 30 x 30      Circles: Make 3 chain
  cm. For the underside: 27 x 54    stitches (ch), close in a circle
  cm and 32 x 32 cm of thick        by making a slip stitch into the
  cotton fabric.                    first of them. 1st round: do
  STITCHES USED                     7 sc in the circle; 2nd round:
  Slip stitches = sl st.            2 htr on each stitch. Stop.
  Chain stitches = ch.              Assemble all the pieces by
                                                                         Treble Crochet (tr) (1)         Treble Crochet (tr) (2)           Treble Crochet (tr) (3)
  Single crochet = sc.              sewing them to each other
  Half treble crochet = htr.        with large stitches with the
  THE PATTERN                       same thread of cotton in such
  The top of the loose cushion      a way that no gap remains.
  cover is made up of squares,      Iron a fold of 1cm around
  circles, triangles and long       each side from the underside.
  rectangles, all crocheted in      Place the two wrong sides
  single crochet in different       against each other. Sew
  colours. For the triangles: do    together with large stitches
  17 chain stitches (ch). Single    all the way round and slide a       Double Treble Crochet (dtr) (1) Double Treble Crochet (dtr) (2)       Single crochet (sc)

  crochet while reducing the        cushion inside before closing.



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