Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Crochet Lightning Bolt Pattern



Hello there! Below is a very basic pattern for a simple Crochet Lightning Bolt Applique, Bookmark ... or whatever you can think of! I created this pattern while making items for a Harry Potter conference craft fair. I made several other items for the fair that I can't wait to share with you! Enjoy this pattern and let me know if you have any questions.



Lightning Bolt
Things You'll Need:
Yarn: Worsted Weight, I used Red Heart but I would think a sturdy cotton would work even better for the shaping.
Hook: G or 4 mm
Needle for weaving in Ends

Stitches to Know:
Single Crochet (SC)
Slip Stitch (SlSt)
Chain (CH)

To begin CH 8
Row 1: Turn and SC in second CH from hook and continue to the end, CH 1, turn
Row 2:SC in each SC (7 stitches), CH 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each SC (7 stitches), do NOT CH 1, turn
Row 4: SC in the second SC from the hook (6 stitches), CH 1, turn
Row 5: SC across (6 stitches), do NOT CH 1, turn
Row 6: SC in second SC from hook, SC across, when you reach the end CH 3, turn
Row 7: SC in the second CH from hook, SC in next CH, SC in next 3 SC (5 stitches), CH 1, turn
Row 8: SC across (5 stitches), CH 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (5 stitches), do NOT CH 1, turn
Row 10: SC in second SC from hook, SC across (4 stitches), CH 1, turn
Row 11: SC across (4 stitches) then CH 3, turn
Row 12: SC in second CH from hook. SC in next CH, then SC in the next 2 SC  (4 stitches), CH 1, turn
Row 13: SC across (4 stitches) do NOT CH 1, turn
Row 14: SC in second SC and across (3 stitches), CH 1, turn
Row 15: SC across (3 stitches), do NOT CH 1, turn
Row 16: SC in second SC from hook, SC next SC,(2 stitches) CH 1, turn
Row 17: SC in the two SC, so NOT CH 1, turn
Row 18: SC in second SC from hook leaving one SC, CH 1, turn
Row 19: SC in last SC, CH 1

Edging: 
To tighten up the shape of the bolt, SlSt around the whole bolt, CH 2 at each outer corner to help make more of a pointed edge.



11 comments:

  1. Thankyou I really needed this for a headband I am making

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  2. This is so awesome.. I'm learning how to read patterns.. but I seem to be getting confused once I reach row 7's directions. Am I just going across? But it seems like theres something more technical in that row and rows 12 & 16.. Help!! Please and thank you!!

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  3. No problem! Happy to help! In the rows you mentioned you continue to turn your work and go back across like you have on the previous rows. The major difference is you make your first SC in the second chain from the hook, and on the next chain and then in all the SC across. This is how you will create the jagged shape of the lightening bolt. As for Row 16, just try to follow the pattern carefully. I Hope this helps! Happy Hooking!

    Becca

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  4. Ok I will try.. Thank you so much for the speedy response!! I will let you know when and if I have succeeded!!

    THANKS AGAIN!!

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  5. I'm a beginner to crocheting and I was confused by row three because it said not to turn at chain one

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    1. Sorry to be getting back to you so late. In row three you turn, but you DO NOT chain one. So you still turn, but you don't make a turning chain. This is going to help you shape your bolt. Again, I'm sorry for the late reply! Hope you were able to get through the pattern. Cheers!

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  6. This was perfect for a flash hat I was making! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Thank you very much! Your pattern was perfect for the lightning mc queen hat, that I have to make!

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  8. Was curious if you'd have any suggestions for making this larger... Like MUCH larger. Ty!

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  9. Was curious if you'd have any suggestions for making this larger... Like MUCH larger. Ty!

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