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Friday, January 30, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Small Fish Applique


This applique was originally created for a hat for my littlest fisherman! They work up super quick and they are very easy. The pattern calls for a size H hook but in the above example I've shown how changing the hook size can yield a slightly smaller/bigger fish applique.

Skill Level: Beginner

Supplies:
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn, in choice of colors
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

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

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

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc in circle. Join with sl st.
Row 2: Ch 1, [sc, ch 1, sl st to top of sc, hdc, sc, ch 1, sl st to top of sc] all in same space.

Fasten off.

Optional: Using a tapestry needle and a small amount of black yarn stitch on a small eye.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Chevron Rag or Pot Holder

(Shown in from left: Bernat Handicrafter Pale Yellow & White
Lily Sugar n Cream Hot Pink, Ombre LoveWhite 
Lily Sugar n Cream Hot Pink, Yellow & White)

This simple pattern yields a larger size rag, if you would like a slightly smaller rag you can try going down a hook size. The pattern is written for the Yellow & White Chevron design in the above photo, feel free to change up the color changes how you wish though.

If you would like to add a some texture to your rag, work in the BLO for rows 2-20.
Below is an example rag worked in the Back Loop Only (and the border was also left off).

(Shown in Bernat Handicrafter Pale Yellow & Country Red)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni


Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: 9" x 9"

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn, approx. 65 yds. per 1 rag
Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch - Chain
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Sk - Skip
Sp - Space

Note:
-Stitches placed between these brackets [ ] indicate a group of stitches to all be working into the same space.

Gauge: 4 sc =  approx. 1"


For a pot holder: Make 2
For a rag: Make 1

Row 1: Ch 46, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. Ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Row 2-4: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. Ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Row 5: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. (45 sc)

Fasten off and join new color with sl st & ch 1.

Row 6-9: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. Ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Row 10: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. (45 sc)

Fasten off and join new color with sl st & ch 1.

Row 11-14: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. Ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Row 15: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. (45 sc)

Fasten off and join new color with sl st & ch 1.

Row 16-19: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. Ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Row 20: 2 sc in first. *Sc in 4, sk 2, sc in 4, 3 sc in next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. 2 sc in last. (45 sc)

For a pot holder: Fasten off, make your 2nd rag. When the 2nd rag is complete, hold together the two rags and work the edge below working through both rags as you go.
For a rag: Do not fasten off, continue below with the edge (or you can leave the edge off if you like).

Edge:
Sc around the entire edge of the rag. At each corner/point work the following: [sc, ch 2, sc].
After you have worked all the way around the rag/potholder if you would like a loop for hanging work the following into the last sp: [ch 8, sl st] then join to the first sc you made for the edging.
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Textured Infinity Scarf

(Shown in Red Heart With Love Pewter)

This pattern has been re-written to correct the curling along the edges, you can find the new free pattern here: Textured & Ribbed Infinity Scarf



Skill Level: Easy

Size: Teen/Women's, 6 1/2" wide

Supplies:
Size K (6.50 mm) Crochet Hook
Red Heart With Love Yarn, approx. 300 yards
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch

Important Notes:
-Ch 2's count as dc in final stitch count at the end of the row but do not make your joins to the ch 2. Join the the first dc instead, see photo below:


-All joins are made with a sl st.

Gauge: Approx. 6 dc x 2 rows = 2”

Row 1: Ch 159, join to first ch making sure not to twist the chain. Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (160 dc)
Row 2-3: Ch 2, Fpdc around next, *dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat from *to* around. Join. (80 fpdc, 80 dc)
Row 4-6: In BLO: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (160 dc)
Row 7-9: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (160 dc)
Row 10-12: In BLO: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (160 dc)
Row 13-14: Ch 2, Fpdc around next, *dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat from *to* around. Join. (80 fpdc, 80 dc)
Fasten off & sew in ends.

This scarf has a matching slouchy beanie, you can find the free pattern here: