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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.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Christmas Tree Applique or Ornament


Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn in green, brown, yellow & choice colors for garland/ornaments
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Size G (4.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch

Stitch Explanation:
Picot - Ch 3, sl st into top of stitch.

Note:
-Stitches placed between these brackets [ ] indicate a group of stitches that are worked into the same space.


Tree 
Using H hook

Row 1: Ch 12, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 7. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 5. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 3. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sl st in same st, [sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, dc in next 1. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc in same, picot, sc in next, sl st in next.
Fasten off.


Stump
Using G hook

Row 1: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in same, sc in next. Ch1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in same, sc in next.
Fasten off leaving long enough tail to attach to tree.


Garland
Using H Hook

Join near the bottom right corner of the tree with desired garland color. Sl st across to the other side, repeat two more times to get to the top of the tree.
Fasten off.


Ornaments
Using G Hook

Magic circle, ch 1, 5 sc in circle, pull circle tight & join.
Fasten off.


Star
Using G Hook

Magic circle, ch 1, *hdc, sl st into circle.* Repeat *to* 4 more times.
Fasten off with out joining, pull circle tight. Tie the two loose ends together and tie onto tree. I also use the end to make an ornament hanger but you can attach a new piece of yarn when you are completely finished for hanging your tree as an ornament.

If you are using your tree as an ornament I suggest making a 2nd tree and sewing the two together after adding the ornaments and garland so that there is no need to sew in all those ends from the little ornaments.


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.