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Water Color Paint Palette & Brush: Crochet Pattern


This Water Color Palette and Brush was specifically created for the Water Color Blog Hop hosted by My Fingers Fly.

The Blog Hop will start 7/1/23 and end 7/24/23 and then there will be a round-up of all the watercolor patterns to bring us to the end of July.

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My Water Color Palette and Brush crochet pattern will be featured on 7/12/23! During the 24hours this pattern is featured you will be able to get the pdf from Ravelry for FREE with the coupon code provided on the host site. The pattern will also be 50% off in my Ribblr store for the duration of the blog hop!

The blog post here has the written instructions for the Paint palette and brush crochet pattern, the pdf has a few photos to help those who are more visual when they follow patterns. There is also a YouTube tutorial embedded here to you through the pattern if you have any questions about any part of this pattern. If enjoy this video you can find more crochet tutorials on my YouTube channel.

Each day during the blog hop, a wonderful designer will have a turn being featured in which you will be able to get their featured pattern for free. This is a great way to get introduced to some amazing designers and find out what your preferred pattern style is to follow. You can find the host blog with all the coupon codes here with the Blog Hop button.

If you don't want to wait or do all hopping; you can get all the patterns of the blog hop now! For just $12.99! with the Water Color Bundle button, the bundle will only be available until 7/31/23, after that this amazing deal will be gone.

Here are some great designers participating in this blog hop.

Here are the links to the pdf pattern on Ravelry and the interactive pattern on Ribblr.


To Make this paint palette and brush, you will need a few items and need to know a few abbreviations, if there are any abbreviations you do not know or any you need help with check out the abbreviations link.

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Video Tutorial:

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Written Pattern For the Water Color Palette and Paint Brush

Supplies:

Yarn: 10 colors of worsted/Standard 4 weight

I used:

¹ Red Heart: white- 36 to yards (depends on addition of optional hand strap)

² scrap yarn for paint colors: 2 yards of six different colors

³ Red Heart: Brown- 9 yards

⁴Red Heart: Gray- 3 yards

⁵Red Heart: Black- 2 yards


Crochet Hook(s):

G (4.00 mm) hook


Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, poly-fil (stuffing)


Optional Supplies:

Magnets (two- ½” Round)

Gauge swatch:

With G (4.00mm) hook and worsted (4) weight 100% acrylic yarn

Ch 17, Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook sc 16, Row 2 – 16: ch 1, turn, sc 16

Measures: 4” x 4”


Measurements:

Palette: Length- 9.5”, Width-2”, Hight- 1”

Brush: Length- 6.5”, Width at widest part- 1.5”


Notes:

-It can be beneficial to look through entire pattern before starting.

-The pattern is written in standard US terminology and written working right-handed

- 2sc = increase stitch, if inc is easier for you to follow than 2sc you can make notes throughout the pattern before starting.

-Rnds are worked continuous unless noted to join

-slst to join, is a slst that is pulled tight so it disappears, it is more of a knot than a stitch

-If you don’t have or do not want to use magnets you can sub for clasps or Velcro (see tester photos for ideas)

Water Color Palette:

Base color: white- 36 yards

Paint colors: 2 yards each

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple

G (4.00mm) hook


Start with Base color-white

Row 1: F-sc 5 (5)

Note: if you do not want to do a foundation Row you can: ch 6, and work in bb of the ch, starting in 2nd bb from hook, sc 5 (5)

Note: Even Rows are the “right side/upside” and Odd rows are the “wrong side/inside”

Top of Paint Palette with rainbow paint dollops Row 2-3: ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Red- puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc 1, CC: Red- puff, hdc, puff, CC: white- sc 1 (5)

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Red- puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Cut and tie off Red

Row 7-8: ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5)

Note: you will have to push some of your puff stitches so the puff part is right side up Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Orange - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc 1, CC: Orange - puff, hdc, puff, CC: white- sc 1 (5)

Row 11: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Orange - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Cut and tie off Orange

Row 12-13: ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5)

Row 14: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Yellow- puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Row 15: ch 1, turn, sc 1, CC: Yellow - puff, hdc, puff, CC: white- sc 1 (5)

Row 16: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Yellow - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Cut and tie off Yellow

Row 17-18: ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5)

Row 19: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Green - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Row 20: ch 1, turn, sc 1, CC: Green - puff, hdc, puff, CC: white- sc 1 (5)

Row 21: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Green - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Cut and tie off Green

Row 22-23: ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5)

Row 24: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Blue- puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Row 25: ch 1, turn, sc 1, CC: Blue - puff, hdc, puff, CC: white- sc 1 (5)

Row 26: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Blue - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Cut and tie off Blue

Row 27-28: ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5) Rnd 35 with stitch markers in corners Row 29: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Purple - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Row 30: ch 1, turn, sc 1, CC: Purple - puff, hdc, puff, CC: white- sc 1 (5)

Row 31: ch 1, turn, sc 2, CC: Purple - puff, CC: white- sc 2 (5)

Cut and tie off Purple

Row 32-34: ch 1, turn, sc 5 (5)

Note: this next step is a Rnd not a Row as we are working a border around the 34th Row we just created

Note: each 3sc is three sc in the corner sts, placing a st marker in the middle of the inc as we will come back to it on Rnd 37

Rnd 35: ch 1, turn, sc 4, 3sc, sc 34, 3sc, sc 3, 3sc, sc34, 2sc, slst to join (86)

Note: the skip stitch in the next Rnd are skipping the middle sc of the 3 inc from the previous Rnd- keep the st markers in the middle of the inc we will come back to this st in Rnd 37

Rnd 36: ch 1, No turn, FLO- sc 5, sk 1, FLO-sc 36, sk 1, FLO-sc 5, sk 1, FLO-sc 36, sk 1, slst into the 1st sc of the Rnd to join (82)

Note: the dc are worked into the corner sts that were skipped from Rnd 35, you should have your stitch marker in that st. all other stitches are worked normally in the previous Rnd (will note with a Rnd 35 or Rnd 36 after instruction to help)

Rnd 37: ch 1, turn, BLO-dc(worked in Rnd 35), sc 36(worked in Rnd 36), BLO-dc 1(worked in Rnd 35), sc 5 (worked in Rnd 36), BLO-dc 1(worked in Rnd 35), sc 36(worked in Rnd 36), BLO-dc 1(worked in Rnd 35), sc 5(worked in Rnd 36), slst into the 1st dc of the Rnd to join (86)

Note: skipping the corner sts again so will sk all the dc sts

Rnd 38: ch 1, turn, sc 5, sk 1, sc 36, sk 1, sc 5, sk 1, sc 36, sk 1, slst to join (82) Note: going back to Rows, not working all the way around

Row 39: ch 1, turn, BLO-sc 36 (36)

Row 40-43: ch 1, turn, sc 36 (36)

Leave a long tail, cut, and tie

Before sewing bottom of palette on, secure your magnet on the

side panel between the yellow and green puffs

Note: I crocheted a small square, three rows of three sc, to create a secure pocket

for the magnet, placing the magnet on the inside of the front panel and the square

on top of the magnet before sewing the square to the inside of the front panel,

effectively sandwiching the magnet between the square and the front panel.

Start to sew the bottom panel to the FLO of the side panels. once

half way add a little bit of stuffing, continue to sew and add stuffing

as you go along. Tie and weave in ends once all sides of the bottom

panel are securely sewn into place.


Optional:

Hand strap for bottom/base of Palette:

Base color: white- 7.5 yards

G (4.00mm) hook


Leave long tail to start for sewing handle on to back panel

Row 1: Fsc 3 (3)

Row 2- 20: ch 1, turn, sc 3 (3)

Rnd 21: ch 1, no turn, sc 20, 3sc, sc 1, 3sc, sc 20, 3sc,

sc 1, 3sc, slst to join (54)

Leave long tail for sewing, cut and tie.

Sew hand strap to bottom of palette (one end lined up approximately

between purple and blue and one lined up between orange and red)


Water Color Brush:

handle color: brown- 9 yards

neck colors: gray- 3 yards

bristles color: black- 2 yards

G (4.00mm) hook


MR

Rnd 1: sc 4 in MR (4)

Rnd 2: [sc 1, 2sc]x2 (6) Rnd 3-6: sc 6 (6)

Rnd 7: [sc 1, 2sc]x3 (9)

Rnd 8-10: sc 9 (9)

Rnd 11: [sc 2, 2sc]x3 (12)

Rnd 12-14: sc 12 (12)

Note: create a 3x3 sc square that will be a pocket for the magnet and

sew the square between Rnds 11-13 with the magnet sandwiched between

Rnds 11-13 and the 3x3 square.

Make sure your magnets are facing the “right” direction when sewing the

second one into the brush (so they stick together and don’t repel each other)

Rnd 15: [sc 2, sc2, tog]x3 (9)

Rnd 16- 19: sc 9 (9)

Rnd 20: sc 9, slst to join (9)

CC: gray, cut and tie off brown

Start stuffing

Rnd 21: BLO-sc 9 (9)

Rnd 22: sc 9 (9)

Rnd 23: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 2 (7)

Rnd 24: sc 7, slst to join (7)

Finished stuffing to desired firmness

Rnd 25: BLO-sc2tog, BLO-sc 2, BLO-sc2tog, BLO-sc 1, slst to join (5)

Leave a tail to close the hole. Cut, weave tail around top loops of last Rnd pull tight to close hole. Tie and weave in end.


Bristles of the brush:

with black yarn, cut 2" pieces of yarn (10 to 25 pieces depending on how "full" you want your brush to look) and fold in half. use hook to "latch hook" pieces of yarn to side bars of Rnd 25 (the top of the brush)-see latch hook example under special stitches in the beginning of the pattern for help.

Separate the strands and trim to desired shape

If desired you can brush with a wire brush to create a fluffier smoother look for the bristles



Tester Photos



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