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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: 2 Strand Homespun Infinity Scarf



Skill Level: Easy

Size: Teen/Women's

Supplies:
Size N (9.00 mm) Crochet Hook
2 balls of Lion Brand Homespun (Bulky 5) Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch

Row 1: Holding 2 strands of yarn together: Ch 141. Join to first ch with sl st. Ch 3, sk 1, *Dc in next, ch 1, sk 1.* Repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch from beginning ch 3.
Row 2-7: Sl st into ch 1 space. Ch 3, sk 1, *Dc in next, ch 1, sk 1.* Repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to 2nd ch from beginning ch 3.
Fasten off after row 7 (or go ahead and add another row or two if you wish!)
Sew in ends.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Quick & Easy Chunky Scarf, Toddler, Youth, Women's & Men's Sizes


I recently needed a scarf in a pinch for my 9 year old son who had plans for sledding that same day, so I grabbed some chunky yarn and worked up a quick & easy scarf. I’ve written it up in 4 sizes: Toddler, Youth, Women’s & Men’s. The pattern calls for Bernat Softee Chunky yarn (shown below pattern) but you may also hold two strands of your favorite worsted weight yarn together (shown above) and get the same results.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni


Difficulty Level: Easy

Sizes: Toddler, Youth, Women’s, Men’s
           (Additional size info. included below within each pattern)

Supplies:
BernatSoftee Chunky (Bulky 6) Yarn, 200-275 yards depending on size.
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet


Toddler Size:
(approx. 200 yards)
Finished measurement: 48” x 5”
Row 1: Ch 125, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across.
Rows 2-6: In BLO: Ch 1, turn, dc in same and in each across.
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Youth Size:
(approx. 225 yards)
Finished measurement: 58” x 5”
Row 1: Ch 150, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across.
Rows 2-6: In BLO: Ch 1, turn, dc in same and in each across.
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Women’s Size:
(approx. 250 yards)
Finished measurement: 68” x 5 ¾”
Row 1: Ch 175, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across.
Rows 2-7: In BLO: Ch 1, turn, dc in same and in each across.
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Men’s Size:
(approx. 275 yards)
Finished measurement: 78” x 5 ¾”
Row 1: Ch 200, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across.
Rows 2-7: In BLO: Ch 1, turn, dc in same and in each across.
Fasten off and sew in ends.


Shown above is the youth size scarf with a skeleton applique sewn on and a green stripe made up of hdc's across each end of the scarf, you can find the free skeleton pattern here: Crochet Nirvana Skeleton Pattern

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Men's Basic Beanie with Options

(Shown in Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Oak Moss & I Love This Yarn Orange Neon)

This is a great basic beanie pattern for men using hdc's. At the end of the pattern you can choose to add additional rows if you want a hat with a folded edge or if you would like a slouchy hat. I highly recommend the Deborah Norville Everyday Soft or I Love This Yarn (worsted weight) for this project. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni


Skill Level: Easy

Size: Men's, 22-23" head circumference

Supplies:
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Deborah Norville Everyday Soft or I Love This Yarn, worsted weight (approx. 200 yards)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch

Important Notes:
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.

Gauge: 4 hdc & 3 rows = 1”

Row 1: Magic circle, 11 hdc in circle. Join to first hdc. Pull circle tight, sew in end. (11 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same and in each around. Join. (22 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 hdc)

Your circle should measure approx. 2 ½” across the center.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (33 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 2, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 3, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 3.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (55 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (55 hdc)
Row 9: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 4, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 4.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (66 hdc)

Your circle should measure approx. 6” across the center.

Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in same and 8 more, 2 hdc in next. *hdc in 6, 2 hdc in next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (75 hdc)
Row 12-25: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (75 hdc)

For Folded Edge Hat Only:
Repeat row 25 until you have 33 rows total.
Row 34: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (75 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

For Slouchy Hat Only:
Repeat row 25 until you have 40 rows total, depending on desired slouchy-ness!
Row 41-42: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (75 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

For Basic Beanie Only:
Row 26: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (75 sc)
Fasten off & sew in ends.