Category Archives: Tutorials

Starry Night Mandala Pattern & Tutorial

Hello everyone,

I’m here today with a new Mandala design.

I have named it Starry Night, and I created it with a child’s nursery in mind.  With that said however, my own (gold and white) version is hanging happily on the wall of my small home office. Smiles.

20190412_092352-01

I have made this one using Scheepjes Twinkle Yarn in shades 901 and 914.

20190412_092108-01

It works up so quickly and easily you can have this made in a night!

20190405_093054-01

I also worked this up using 4 shades of DK Cotton, and have included both versions of the pattern (2 and 4 colour) in the PDF Download for your convenience.

20190405_093134-01

I love this Starry Night Mandala in both colourways, and to be honest, I’m hooked completely on the whole mandala thing.

So watch this space, there will without a doubt, be more mandala patterns coming. :0)

As always, you can find the pattern in these places;

Love Crochet

Ravelry

Etsy

Made By Mums

And also – but you have to be quick as there is only one at the moment!! You can grab yourself a whole complete kit which includes the White Coated Wire Hoop, both shades of Scheepjes Twinkle yarn, the 2 colour version printed pattern and free P & P – Just hop on over to Made By Mums and get it before it’s gone.

I have also added a short tutorial on You Tube for attaching the mandala to the wire hoop, which you can find here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today,

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

You can also find me in the following places;

Instagram

Facebook Page

Facebook Group

You Tube

Bloglovin

Golden Snitch Chocolate Orange Cover!

Hello everyone!

And a very happy December to you all.  :0)

I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted here.  I’ve been so caught up with the usual seasonal rush, and getting Christmas gift projects finsihed, that the time has just whizzed by.

20181031_102902

The biggest project by far (ever, not this Christmas time or even this year!) has been the Stormtrooper Blanket.

20181129_140315

I created this masterpiece from 625 little solid granny squares at 3 rounds per square (11 sts each side on the final round.) I used Stylecraft Yarns Special Double Knit in Black, White, Graphite and Silver.  You find the yarns here.

If you’re crazy enough to want to try this one for yourself ;0) you can find the graph  on Ravelry here for it.

The main reason I’m blogging today, is because I wanted to share this free pattern with you all.

Golden Snitch Choc Orange Cover

If you’re a true Harry Potter fan I won’t need to explain what this is.  But for those of you who have been living in a cave in recent years, this is a Golden Snitch Chocolate Orange Cover.

If you’re not a HP fan, then you probably have no interest in making this at all, unless you are lucky enough to know a HP fan! Smiles.

FB_IMG_1544446794851

This is really a very simple Christmas project to make, and last year I created 5 of these.

They went down a treat!!

Anyway, here is the pattern for you all.  Please do not sell the pattern or any part of it as your own.  Copyright remains with me (Kernow Designs.) Including my photographs without prior permission.

You may sell your finished items but not the pattern.  Please link back to me (or my blog) if you post pictures of your finished makes online.  Thank you.

Golden Snitch Chocolate Orange Cover Pattern By Kernow Designs.

Pattern is in UK Terms.

You Will Need;
4mm hook.  Sparkly DK Yarn.  (I used Sparkle Glamorous yarn from B & M stores for this pattern. It’s metallic and SO sparkly!

Pattern is worked in a spiral. You don’t join the rounds.  You simply crochet into the 1st st of each round.

Place stitch marker in 1st st of round, and move it up with each round as you go.

Tension; Using 4mm hook and dk yarn (as stated above) 24 sts and 28 rows = 10cm/4″


Cover: Worked in the round (Arigurumi Style.)

Rnd 1: ​​Make magic circle,  6 dc  into the magic circle.

Rnd 2: ​​2 dc in each st around. 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *​​1 dc, 2 dc into next st, rep from * around. 18 sts.

Rnd 4: ​​* 2 dc, 2 dc into next st, rep from * around. 24 sts.

Rnd 5: ​​* 3 dc, 2 dc into next st,rep from * around. 30 sts.

Rnd 6: ​​*4 dc, 2 dc into next st, rep from * around. 36 sts.

Rnd 7: ​​*5 dc,2 dc into next st, rep from * around. 42 sts.

Rnd 8: ​​*6 dc, 2 dc into next st,  rep from * around. 48 sts.

Rnd 9: 1 dc in st around.

Rnds 10 – 18: Rep rnd 9. 48 sts.

Rnd 19: *​​4 dc, dc2tog, rep from * around. 40 sts.

Rnd 20: ​​ *​​6 dc, dc2tog, rep from * around. 35 sts.

Rnd 21 Dc2tog twice, 13 dc,  dc2tog twice, 14 dc. 31 sts.

 

Fasten Off.  Weave in ends.


Wings:
(Make 2 the same. )
Worked In Rows.  1 ch does not count as a stitch throughout.


Row 1:
​​Fdc 20. Turn 20 sts.  (Or alternatively; 21 chain, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Turn. 20 sts.)

Row 2: ​​1 ch, dc2tog, 16 dc,  dc2tog. Turn. 18 sts.

Row 3: ​​1 ch, dc2tog, 14 dc, dc2tog. Turn. 16 sts.

Row 4: ​​1 ch, dc2tog, 12 dc, dc2tog. Turn. 14 sts.

Row 5: ​​1 ch, dc2tog, 10 dc, dc2tog. Turn. 12 sts.

Row 6: ​​1 ch, dc2tog, 8 dc, dc2tog. Turn. 10 sts.

Row 7: ​​1 ch, dc2tog, 6 dc, dc2tog. Turn. 8 sts.

Row 8: ​​1 ch, dc2tog, 4 dc, dc2tog. Turn. 6 sts.

Row 9: ​​1 ch, dc2tog in each st across. Turn. 3 sts.

Fasten Off.  Weave in ends.

Golden Snitch Choc Orange Cover
Attach a wing to each side of the cover, approximately 9 rows down from the top.

Twist the wing (using the picture above as a guide) and stitch into position.
I really hope that you enjoy creating with this pattern.  I would truly love to see your creations!

You can tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #kernowdesigns and you can join my Facebook Group by Clicking Here.

Don’t forget that you can find me in the following places;

You can find me on my facebook page using this web address:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479882018941961/

Or follow me on my blog at:-

www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

Or on Instagram here:-

https://www.instagram.com/__kernowdesigns/?hl=en

Etsy shop:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KernowDesigns

Ravelry shop:-

https://www.ravelry.com/stores/kernow-designs-designs

Love Crochet Shop:-

https://www.lovecrochet.com/user/maker/3bb623fc-9cb1-43eb-85ec-7fb5bf377f8e

Made By Mums Store:-

https://madebymums.co/sellers/kernow-designs/

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.

(Kernow Designs.)

 

 

Quick & Easy Notebook!

Hello, hello, hello!

I am very happy to be bringing you my inspirational post for Little Miss Muffet  Stamps today!

And a little tutorial too! Smiles.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

How would you like to make this noteholder?

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

The quickest part is the notebook itself. You can make your own in around 15minutes tops.

The longest part (and also the fun part) is decorating it once your done!)

Here is  your quick and easy step by step.

STEP ONE:-

For this I recommend Thick Centura Pearlescent Card (or at least no less than a 300gsm for making this.)

Cut your A4 piece of card to measure 10 1/2” x 6. 1/2”.

STEP TWO:-

Now lay it lengthwise on your score board.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

You need to score lines at 4 1/2” – 5” &  5 1/2” like so:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

And score a VERY LIGHT line (for guidance later) at 6”.

STEP THREE:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Turn once clockwise so that it is now in portrait (as in standing tall with the short edges top & bottom in front of you.)

Score where your cut lines will be at 2” in from the right edge and again at 4” – Between your FIRST scoreline and  your THIRD scoreline.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Now cut where you scored.

STEP FOUR:-

Now fold your score lines and be sure to burnish them with your score tool to make them crisp.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

STEP FIVE:-

Next – add double sided sticky tape below & above where your cut out part is –  place your tape between the third (deeps score) and fourth (faint score) scores lines like shown:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

STEP SIX:-

Remove the tape backing and  fold your third score line to the faint fourth line and press down onto the tape firmly to stick in place.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

When you open it back out it should now look like thi:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Okay now we need to fill it! Smiles.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

STEP ONE – INSIDE PAGES:-

First of all you need to decide how much paper you’re going to stick inside. Then you need to cut roughly a half inch to an inch smaller than your completed cover.

Then you set this aside, and take another 300gsm piece of card and cut it to measure 2” x 3”.

STEP TWO – INSIDE:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Score lengthways at 1/2”. 1” & 1 1/2”.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Add double sided tape between your scores.

STEP THREE – INSIDE:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Burnish the two outer score lines and fold as above.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Peel off your tape backing and stick to your pre cut sheets of paper.

STEP SEVEN – INSIDE:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Place double sided tape to the back of your paper pad. Stick it to the bottom of your inside cover.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

You are now ready to decorate! Smiles.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

For mine I added some gorgeous flower ribbon I have in my crafty cupboard.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

I also added this gorgeously sweet image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

She is called Jnr Hatter Charlotte and I adore her!

To bring her to life I used my Copics in the following shades:-

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Skin.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Hair.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Tulip.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Yellow.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Pink.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

My paper is an old one from my Tanya Whellan Floral Pavillion Paper Pack.  And my layer card is from my Roy G Biv Core’Dinations Card Pack.

The die is my Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Of course you can cover these any way you choose.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

These are two others which I created at the same time.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

(I first posted this tutorial here a while back on my old blog.)

The challenges I would love to enter into with my notepad and pen holder are:-

1.  Digi Choosday – Punches/Dies.

2.  Papertake Weekly – Spots or Stripes.

3.  Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

4.  Craft Your Passion – Always Anything Goes.

5.  The Papershelter – Ribbon and/or Lace.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx