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Friday, October 24, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Newborn Bow Beanie



Skill Level: Beginner

Size: Newborn, 13-14" head circumference

Supplies:
Red Heart Super Saver or With Love Yarn in 2 choice colors
        Example Shows: Red Heart With Love White
                                    Red Heart Super Saver Baby Pink
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

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


Bow 

Row 1: Ch 40, join with sl st to first ch. Ch 1, sc in same and in each around.(40 sc)
Row 2-7: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around, join with sl st. (40 sc)
Fasten off after row 7 leaving an extra long end for bow center.
Wrap yarn end around center. Set aside and move on to hat.


Hat

Note: Ch 2 does not count as a dc, do not make your joins to the ch 2. Join to the first dc of the row.

Work  your color changes in rows 7 & 9.

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc in circle. Join with sl st.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in next and in each around. Join with sl st.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same. *Dc in next, 2 dc in next* repeat *to* around. Join with sl st.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same. *Dc in next 2, 2 dc in next* repeat *to* around. Join with sl st.
Row 5-10: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join with sl st.
Fasten off after row 10, attach bow & sew in ends.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Rows of Spikes Beanie


(Shown in Red Heart With Love Bubble Gum, White & Hot Pink)




Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Women's, 21-22" head circumference
         For a Youth Size hat, try going down a hook size!

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love Yarn in 3 choice colors
        Example Shows: Color 1: Red Heart With Love Hot Pink
                                    Color 2: Red Heart With Love Bubble Gum
                                    Color 3: Red Heart With Love White
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Optional: Faux Fur or Handmade Pom-Pom

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

Stitch Explanation:
Spike Stitch Explanation: 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. 

Notes:
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Ch 2’s counts as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
-Rows 2-6 the last stitch is worked in the extra stitch at the end of the row that was created by the join sl st from previous row.
-After joining the spike stitch rows it will seem like there is a gap between the first and last stitches, this is normal, just be sure to sew it shut a little when you sew in your ends.

Gauge: Approx. 4 dc x 2 rows = 1"

With Color 1:
Row 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc in circle. Join. (11 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in next and in each around. Join. (22 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join.  (33 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next 2, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next 3, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (55 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same. *dc in next 4, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (66 dc)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Fasten off.

Join color 2:
Row 8: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk. (see photo below). (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)

(click to enlarge)

Row 9: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Instead of joining in the normal space, make your join in the next space over (to the left). This will make the spike stitches line up nicely. 


Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 3:
Row 10: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 1:
Row 12: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 13: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 2:
Row 14: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 15: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 3:
Row 16: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 17: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join in the next space over (to the left).
Join color 1:
Row 18: Ch 2, spk in next. *Hdc in next, spk in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join to ch 2 not the spk.  (1 ch 2, 32 hdc, 33 spk)
Row 19: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off, attach optional pom & sew in ends.

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.

(click to enlarge)

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.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Bow Ear Warmer





Skill Level: Easy

Size: Women’s 

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love Yarn 
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook 
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

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

Important Notes:
-After making the foundation chain and joining slip on you head to make sure it’s not too tight or big. -In the photo above 2 headbands are pictured with 5 rows and the top has 6 rows. I preferred the width of six rows but you can make your headband as wide as you would like.

Headband

Row 1: Ch 74, join with sl st, ch 2, dc in same & in each across.
Row 2-6: In BLO: Ch 2, dc in each around, join with sl st.

Bow Center

Row 1: Ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from hook & in each across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: In FLO, hdc in same and each across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Hdc in same and each across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: In FLO, hdc in same and each across.
Fasten off.

Wrap bow center around headband and stitch together.
Sew in your ends.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Easy Ribbed Cuff Fingerless Gloves


(Shown in Red Heart With Love Pewter & White)

This is a very basic pattern for fingerless gloves, made to match the ribbed hat and cowl patterns. Both are free patterns that you can find here:



Skill Level: Easy

Size: Women's

Supplies:
Red HeartWith LoveYarn, in 2 choice colors

Stitches (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loops Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl st - Slip Stitch

Notes:
-Ch 2 counts as dc in final stitch count at the end of the row only.
-Joins are made with slip stitch.

(make 2)
Row 1: Ch 26, Join. Ch 2, dc in same, dc in each chain around. Join to first chain. (27 dc)
Row 2-5: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in each around. Join. (27 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in 24 more. DO NOT JOIN. (26 dc)
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, dc in same, dc in 24 more. DO NOT JOIN. (26 dc)
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, dc in same, dc in 24 more. Ch 1, join with ch 2 from beginning of row. (26 dc)
Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in each around working 1 dc over ch 1 from previous round. Join. (27 dc)
Row 10: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in each around. Join. (27 dc)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in same, sc in each around. Join & Fasten off. (27 sc)

Join yarn with a sl st in open space left for thumb.
Ch 1, sc in NEXT, sc around being careful not to work your sc's to tight. Join with sl st. 
Before you fasten off I suggest trying the glove on. If the thumb area feel too tight add another sc or two. (approx. 18 sc)

Attach white yarn on opposite side of glove with sl st, you will be joining to your original chain in the beginning. Also, be sure to join the white yarn in about the same spot on each glove.
Row 1: Ch 2, dc in each around. Join. (27 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around 3 dc from previous round, *dc in 2, fpdc* Repeat *to* around. (18 dc, 9 fpdc)
Row 3-4: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around every fpdc and dc in every dc from previous round. (18 dc, 9 fpdc)
Row 5: IN BLO: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. Fasten off. (27 sc)