3.21.2010

daisy chatelaine

Yes. Daisies. One of my favorite flowers and when you place that vibrant blue sky in the background with these many tall hats of of soft, white petals...well, it's truly colors straight from heaven.

I have gotten emails requesting a tutorial for a crocheted chatelaine. Hmmm. What to do? So grabbing bits of crochet thread and a scrap of fabric, I put together this

Daisy Chatelaine.

There are 23 steps, which seems a bit time-consuming, but honestly! it goes rather quickly. And I have also included a diagram for the pattern at the end of this post (because yikes! -- these written directions can seem veeeeeeeerry confusing.....)

(edit: for Sunny who emailed [and others just like me who n.e.e.d. an actual visual demo on how to make this beginning loop] ----> Teresa does her usual excellent job at this here.)





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By not fastening off, you can continue with crocheting the cord to hang your chatelaine. I have seen many patterns for crocheting a cord -- but none as beautiful or versatile as Thata's. Here is her video showing her 'I-cord'.
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Motif diagram
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And my first time at drawing a crochet pattern....so, yes, you must bear with this 'raw' drawing (where you can already easily spot the whited-out areas where I goofed.)
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Okay. I am almost afraid to push the PUBLISH POST button --- just how many errors did I make in the directions??
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Eek. Oh, well. If you find any, you know where to reach me.
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Are you thinking of how many different fabrics you have & how many different crochet thread options are out there?.....
Enjoy the endless possibilities of crocheting your own chatelaine!

39 comments:

Jeanne said...

This is beautiful!!! I will definitely be trying this for myself. The daisy was one of my mother's favorite flowers (she passed away in 1994) and I love to have them around to remind me of her.

I watched the video, too and enjoyed seeing how to make an i-cord.

You are quite talented and I'm so happy you share! *Ü* Thank you!

Andi said...

Oh no..I first saw this and thought how beautiful and then I thought oh no I hope my sister doesn't see this...too late. I just received an email from my sister "Yummy! Would this be too hard for you to make?"
Please stop the brilliance already, your killing me. My sister wants one of everything you make. :)
Beatiful post as usual.

Robyn said...

Oh Dawn!! I love daisies too :D
..and this one is stunning and your directions are like everything you do... wonderful!!
Thanks for taking the time to do this for us all.
hugs
Robyn xx

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh wow! I haven't crocheted in about 30 years, but I want to give this a try. How sweet of you to put out the tutorial!! Thank you.

Monica said...

Oh love this! Love the photos too!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. So very nice of you to take time to put up a tutorial.
Teresa

Di Cuore said...

lovely!
Lovely!
Lovely!

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Giuliana

Aarti Badamikar said...

Awesome!!!
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Everlasting said...

Thank you so much. This is soooooo
beautiful! I will make one with the cotton in my "boite aux trésors" and I will crochet the same métal hook!
Thanks again!

glor said...

Lovely! And the colors,soooo happy. I will be making this! Thanks.

Anacskie said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. I will definitely try this. =)

QuiltedSimple said...

Lovely. I just may have to try this - the colors are gorgeous
kris

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! You did a wonderful job on your directions! You are a brave woman! Thank you for being so helpful. I must try it. Have a nice week! Twyla

Gigi said...

oooh this is so pretty! a bit intimidating to a self taught beginner like myself. but you know what? it is just so pretty i am going to try it.

thanks so much for the how to :)

happy rest of your week!
gigi

L Johnson said...

Just beautiful and such a great tutorial! Happy spring.

Claudia said...

Thank you so much, I will try it. Love your blog and through you I have learned that crochet does not have to be stuffy and old fashioned.Thank you! Greetings from Germany

Jennifer Stumpf said...

oh this is so very lovely! i can't wait to make it and thank you so much for the beautiful tutorial! can you advise what size crochet hook to use with DMC 8 thread? I can't find it anywhere online!

glor said...

My girlfriend and I made this this afternoon ... I just love this. I can see I will be making many more.

Shaheen said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for the pattern!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Really, really pretty. Thanks so much for thinking of me, I'll be linking.

creativejewishmom said...

I love this! I'm linking to this on my blog linking party so I can share it with my readers next week, I hope that's okay! I'd love for you to drop by the weekly international party next week, every Sunday(thru Tues) and link to something!

Kate said...

What a fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much.
This is my first visit to your gorgeous blog and I am off now to follow you and check out some of your older posts. Have a great day.

tara said...

this is really beautiful, i love how delicate it looks!

i've never crocheted anything other than 1 colour granny squares, i think i'll have to try this. thanks for the tutorial.

SisterDG said...

This is the most beautiful crochet tutorial I've ever seen, and I adore the project. So excited to discover your blog!

Sunny H. said...

I can't for the life of me start this chatelaine! I did my own version of the ring and did the whole thing (your instructions were great!) but do you think you can go over how you started the ring? It might be the simplest thing in the whole project, but I still can't do it!

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craftydill said...

Your chatelaine is absolutely gorgeous! And I love your blog!!

I just wanted to let you know that I was truly inspired by your tutorial to make a pincushion with my first original pattern! Feel free to take a peek if you like here...
Have a wonderful weekend!!

countrycosy said...

Absolutely beautiful and I certainly HAVE TO try it myself. Thank you Dawn.

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Sammy said...

Thanks :-)

nancy t. said...

I just came across your site. I read many times your comments about other works..."amazing...amazing...amazing!" Well, I say you are amazing! Your sense of colors take MY breath away! Your many talents are AMAZING! You are blessed with many gifts. Keep up the beautiful work so I can enjoy them and gain inspiration from them!!!

etherealflowers said...

i made mine!! it is not cute as yours but i like it anyway :))
http://ethereal-flowers.blogspot.com/2011/09/pin-cushion.html

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simply superb. Interesting Article, i am going to love it. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful design post.

Sophie said...

Πανέμορφη δημιουργία!!!Μου αρέσει πολύ το μπλογκ σου φτιάχνεις υπέροχα πράγματα!!!Φιλιά και καλώς σε βρήκα!!

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suziestandring said...

What beautiful, patterns, I have made a brooch already! Many thanks

Anonymous said...

Thata's updated link to I-cord video tutorial.

http://dinamiccrochet.blogspot.com/search/label/Instruction

Daniel Shapiro said...

What a fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much. This is my first visit to your gorgeous blog and I am off now to follow you and check out some of your older posts. Have a great day.

Williams said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Really, really pretty. Thanks so much for thinking of me, I'll be linking.