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Monday, January 30, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Toast Pot Holder

(Shown in Lily Sugar n Cream Warm Brown, Crafter's Secret Cotton Taupe & I Love This Cotton Curry)


Last week I shared with you the Sunny Side Up Egg Pot Holder and now I have the Toast Pot Holder to share as well! Both of these pot holders are made with two layers to ensure you don't burn yourself while using them and please be sure you use only 100% cotton yarn! 


If you have any questions at all feel free to ask, 
thanks so much for stopping by! 
-Jenni


Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: 8" x 8"

Supplies:
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn in Tan (120 yds.), Dark Brown (40 yds.) & Yellow (20 yds.)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sc3tog - Single Crochet 3 Together
Sl st - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space

Important Note:
-Stitches placed in these brackets [ ] indicate a group of stitches that should all be worked into the same space.

Gauge: Approx. 8 hdc x 6 rows = 2"


Bread
(make 2)

With Tan:
Row 1: Ch 28, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (27)
Row 2-18: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in same and in each across. (27)
Row 19: Ch 1, turn. Sc in 2, hdc in 3, dc in 3, hdc in 3, sc in 2. Sl st in next. Sc in 2, hdc in 3, dc in 3, hdc in 3, sc in 2. (27)
Row 20: Sc in 2, hdc in 3, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sp, hdc in 3, sc in 2. Sl st in next. Sc in 2, hdc in 3, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sp, hdc in 3, sc in 2. (33)
Row 21: Sl st in 2, sc in 2, hdc in 3, 2 dc in each of the next 4 sp, hdc in 3, sc in next. Sc3tog. Sc in next, hdc in 3, 2 dc in each of the next 4 sp, hdc in 3, sc in 2, sl st in 2. (39)

Fasten off.

With Dark Brown:
Join in any sp, ch 1 & sc around edge of bread working a ch 2 at the two lower corners of the bread & working a ch 1 at the top corners (see photo below).


When working along the sides work 1 sc into the side of each hdc row. Don't work your sc's too tightly or your bread may bunch a little (feel free to switch to a hook size up for this part if you can't work the sc's loosely). You should end with 21 sc along the two sides of bread, 39 sc along the top & 27 sc along the bottom.

Join, fasten off and sew in ends.


Butter
(make 1)

With Yellow:
Row 1: Ch 9, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (8)
Row 2-6: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in same and in each across. (8)

After row 6, ch 1, turn & sc around the entire edge of butter working a ch 2 at each corner.

Join & fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.

Sew butter onto one slice of bread.

After you have sewn your butter on, hold the two bread slices together with the butter side facing you. Join your dark brown yarn in any space and slip stitch all the way around, you will need to ch 1 at each corner.


Loop

To add a loop to your pot holder first decide where you would like the loop then turn the pot holder over and join in your chosen sp on the back of the pot holder.

Work the following into the sp you joined in: [Ch 8, sl st]. Ch 1, turn, work 14 sc over the ch, sl st into the same sp as the ch 8.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Sunny Side Up Egg Pot Holder


(Shown in I Love This Cotton Curry & Crafter's Secret Cotton White)


Want a little bread with your egg? Make it a set with my new Toast Pot Holder!


Thanks for stopping by!
-Jenni


Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Approx. 9" x 8"

Supplies:
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn in White (135 yds.) & Yellow (25 yds.)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

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

Important Notes:
-This pattern uses a magic circle, if you don't know how to make a magic circle you can learn how with my short video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64O9WVJucFA&t=13s
-At the end of each row it is very important to remember to move your stitch marker to the last stitch made to help you keep track of rows.
-Stitches placed in these brackets [ ] indicate a group of stitches that should all be worked into the same space.

Gauge: 4 sc = 1"


Egg White
(make 2)

With White:
Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 9 sc in circle. DO NOT JOIN. (9)

Place a stitch marker in last stitch made and continue to move it to the last stitch of every row.

For this pattern you will not be joining, instead you will work in the round. To work in the round your first stitches of row 2 should be worked into the very first sc you made in row 1.

Row 2: [Sc, hdc] in first, 2 hdc in next & in each around. (18)
Row 3: *Hdc in next, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (27)
Row 4: *Hdc in 2, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (36)
Row 5: *Hdc in 3, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (45)
Row 6: *Hdc in 4, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (54)
Row 7: *Hdc in 5, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (63)
Row 8: 2 hdc in next. *Hdc in 10, [Hdc, dc] in next, 2 dc in next, [dc, hdc] in next.* Repeat *to* one time. Hdc in 10, 2 hdc in next, hdc in 10. [Hdc, dc] in next, 2 dc in next, [dc, hdc] in next. Hdc in 12. (74)
Row 9: 2 hdc in next. *Hdc in 13, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* one time. Hdc in 25, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, hdc in 13. (81)
Row 10: Hdc in 16, [hdc, dc] in next, 2 dc in next, [dc, hdc] in next. Hdc in 15, [hdc, dc] in next, 2 dc in next, [dc, hdc] in next. Hdc in 27, [hdc, dc] in next, 2 dc in next, [dc, hdc] in next. Hdc in 14. (90)
Row 11: *Hdc in 8, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around.(100)
Row 12: Hdc in 20, [hdc, dc] in next, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sp, [dc, hdc] in next. Hdc in 20, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 sp. *Hdc in 10, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* two times. 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sp. Hdc in 15, sc in next, loosely sl st in last. (113)

Fasten off but leave the stitch marker in the sl st space.

After you have made both egg whites move on to the yolk pattern below.


Yolk
(make 1)

With Yellow:
Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 9 sc in circle. DO NOT JOIN. (9)

Place a stitch marker in last stitch made and continue to move it to the last stitch of every row.

For this pattern you will not be joining, instead you will work in the round. To work in the round your first stitches of row 2 should be worked into the very first sc you made in row 1.

Row 2: [Sc, hdc] in first, 2 hdc in next & in each around. (18)
Row 3: *Hdc in next, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (27)
Row 4: *Hdc in 2, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (36)
Row 5: Hdc in next, sc in next, loosely sl st in next. Leave remaining sp un-worked.
Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.

Sew yolk to the center of one of the egg whites & sew in all the ends

Next you need to stack one egg on top of the other, lining up the stitch markers. Place the egg with the yolk on top.


Now, holding together both egg whites, with the yolk facing you: Join with a sl st in the same spaces as the stitch markers on both egg whites.


Ch 1, sc in same and in each around making sure you are working through all 4 loops. Join.

Fasten off and sew in ends.


Loop

To add a loop to your pot holder first decide where you would like the loop, if you are making 2 pot holders you may want to place your loops in different places to make the eggs look slightly different while hanging. For the pot holder I am using in this tutorial I worked in the 39th sp before the fasten off on the egg white.

Turn pot holder over and join in your chosen sp on the back of the egg. Work the following into the sp you joined in: [Ch 8, sl st]. Ch 1, turn, work 14 sc over the ch, sl st into the same sp as the ch 8.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

(click to enlarge)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Easiest Washcloths Ever

Below are a few simple rag patterns that I use when I need to whip up a quick rag.
If you are looking for a less basic rag you may like my Round Ruffly Rag or the Very Ribbed Rag

 Thanks for stopping by! 
-Jenni 

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 6" x 6"

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn, approx. 50 yds. per washcloth
Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space

Optional Edge Addition:
Adding the following edge to your washcloth will change the size to about 6.5" x 6.5".

Each of the patterns below do not have an edge as the edges come out pretty clean with sc & hdc stitches but if you would like to add a border anyways I suggest the following:

After completing your final row of the pattern you are using, ch 1 & rotate the washcloth to the right so you can work along the side. Sc along the edge until you reach the next corner, ch 2, rotate the washcloth again to work along the next edge. Continue to do this for each edge, join with a sl st, fasten off and sew in ends.


Basic Sc Rag


Gauge: 7 sc x 8 rows = 2"

Row 1: Ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (21 sc)
Row 2-24: Ch 1, turn, sc in each across. (21 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.


Ribbed Sc Rag


Gauge: 7 sc x 6.5 rows = 2"

Row 1: Ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (21 sc)
Row 2-19: In BLO: Ch 1, turn, sc in each across. (21 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.


Basic Hdc Rag


Gauge: 7 hdc x 5.5 rows = 2"

Row 1: Ch 21, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (20 hdc)
Row 2-16: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each across. (20 hdc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.


Textured Hdc Rag


Gauge: 8 hdc x 4.5 rows = 2"

Row 1: Ch 25, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (24 hdc)
Row 2-13: In BLO: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each across. (24 hdc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Very Ribbed Rag

(Shown in Bernat Handicrafter Country Red & Lily Sugar n Cream White)

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: 6" x 6"

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Bpdc - Back Post Double Crochet
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space

Note:
-Ch 2's count as one stitch.

Row 1: Ch 25, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across. (24)

Note: For the next row, DO NOT work your first stitch in the same space as the ch 2.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. *Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. Dc in last. (24)

Row 3-13: Ch 2, turn. *Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next.* Repeat *to* across until you have one sp left. Dc in last. (24)

After you have finished row 13: Ch 1 and proceed to sc around the edge of the entire rag, ch 2 at each corner. Join with a sl st.

You should have about 22-24 sc per side on each edge.

Fasten off and sew in ends.


Free Crochet Pattern: Round Ruffly Rag

(Shown in Bernat Handicrafter Country Red)

This easy & slightly girly wash/dish rag works up very quickly and makes a fun little addition to soap & lotion gift baskets. I always try and squeeze a little something crochet into my gift giving! 

Thanks for stopping by and reading! 
-Jenni

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: 6" x 6"

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet

Important Notes:
-This pattern uses a magic circle, if you don't know how to make one you can learn how here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64O9WVJucFA
-A group of stitches listed between these brackets [ ] are to all be worked in the same space.

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle tight, do not join. (8 hdc)

Place a stitch marker in the last hdc made.

Now, instead of joining with a sl st you will begin working in the round by working the first stitches directly into the first hdc of row 1.

Round 2: In BLO: [Sc, hdc] in first, 2 hdc in next and in each around. (1 sc, 15 hdc)

Move the stitch marker to the last hdc made and continue to do this at the end of each round as you go to help you keep your place.

Round 3: In BLO: 2 hdc in first, hdc in next. *2 hdc in next, hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (24 hdc)
Round 4: In BLO: 2 hdc in first, hdc in next. *2 hdc in next, hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (36 hdc)
Round 5: In BLO: 2 hdc in first, hdc in 2. *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2.* Repeat *to* around. (48 hdc)
Round 6: In BLO: Hdc in 3, 2 hdc in next. *Hdc in 3, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (60 hdc)
Round 7: In BLO: [Sl st, ch 2, 2 dc] in first. 3 dc in next and in each around. Join with a sl st. (180 dc)

Don't worry about counting your dc's in round 7, it's ok if you're off by a few.

Fasten off and sew in ends.