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Monday, October 6, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Youth Size Spike Beanie

(Shown in Red Heart Super Saver Glow Worm & Red Heart With Love Pewter & White)

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Size: Youth, 4-10 yrs., 20-21" head circumference

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love or Super Saver Yarn in 3 choice colors
        Example shows: Color A: Red Heart Super Saver Glow Worm
                                   Color B: Red Heart With Love Pewter
                                   Color C: Red Heart With Love White
Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Spk - Spike Stitch

Stitch Explanation:
Spike Stitch - After sc, yarn over, insert hook below dc’s from previous round, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through remaining 2 loops.

Important Notes:
-Joins are made with a sl st.
-When working your spike stitch, hold your yarn loosely.
-Ch 2's & Ch 1's counts as a stitch.
-This pattern calls for the use of a magic circle, if you don't know how to make one you can learn how with my short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64O9WVJucFA
-For rows 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 you will be working your last stitch into the extra space created by the sl st join from the previous row, shown below. For all other rows leave this space unworked.

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Gauge: 7 dc = 2"


With color A:
Row 1: Magic Circle, ch 2, 11 dc in circle. Join. (12 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in next and in each around. Join. (24 dc)
Fasten off.

Join color B:
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same and next. *2 dc in next, dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (36 dc)
Fasten off.

Join color C:
Row 4: Ch 1, spk over next, *sc in next, spk over next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (18 spk, 18 sc)
Fasten off.

Join color A:
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same and next 2, *2 dc in next, dc in next 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (48 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next 3, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 3.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (60 dc)
Fasten off.

Join color B:
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same and next 9, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 9* Repeat *to* around. Join. (66 dc)
Fasten off.

Join color C:
Row 8: Ch 1, spk over next, *sc in next, spk over next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 spk, 33 sc)
Fasten off.

Join color A:
Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Row 10: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Fasten off.

Join color B:
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Fasten off.

Repeat rows 8-11.

Join color C:
Row 16: Ch 1, spk over next, *sc in next, spk over next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 spk, 33 sc)
Fasten off.

Join color A:
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off.

Join color B:
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off.

Join color C:
Row 19: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off and sew in end.

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