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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Slouchy Cable Hat


(Shown in Red Heart With Love Pewter)

This design is a spin on my Cable Ear Warmer pattern, if you have already used my ear warmer pattern this will be a piece of cake for you. The base of the hat is the ear warmer and the rest of the hat is worked from the edge of the ear warmer. If you have a hard time with the ear warmer portion of the pattern you can click above to be taken to the pattern where there is a video & photo tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni


Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Teen/Women's, 21-22" head circumference

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love Yarn, approx. 225-250 yrds.
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Optional: 2, 25 mm buttons
Optional: Pom-Pom

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Bpdc - Back Post Double Crochet
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Dc2Tog - Double Crochet 2 Together
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Fptr - Front Post Treble Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl St - Slip Stitch

Cable Band:

Notes:
-Ch 2's count as a dc.
-Gauge: 4 dc & 2 rows = 1"

Row 1: Ch 15, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across. Ch 2, turn. (14 dc)
Row 2: Sk first, fpdc around next, dc in next 2, fpdc around next 6, dc in next 2, fpdc around next, dc in last. Ch 2, turn. (6 dc, 8 fpdc)
Row 3: Sk first, bpdc around next, dc in next 2, bpdc around next 6, dc in next 2, bpdc around next, dc in last. Ch 2, turn. (6 dc, 8 bpdc)
Row 4: Sk first, fpdc around next, dc in next 2, sk 3, fptr around next 3. Fptr around 1st skipped, fptr 2nd skipped, fptr around 3rd skipped. Dc in next 2, fpdc around next, dc in last. Ch 2, turn. (6 dc, 2 fpdc, 6 fptr)

**Row 5: Sk first, bpdc around next, dc in next 2, bpdc around next 6, dc in next 2, bpdc around next, dc in last. Ch 2, turn. (6 dc, 8 bpdc)
Row 6: Sk first, fpdc around next, dc in next 2, fpdc around next 6, dc in next 2, fpdc around next, dc in last. Ch 2, turn. (6 dc, 8 fpdc)
Row 7: Sk first, bpdc around next, dc in next 2, bpdc around next 6, dc in next 2, bpdc around next, dc in last. Ch 2, turn. (6 dc, 8 bpdc)
Row 8: Sk first, fpdc around next, dc in next 2, sk 3, fptr around next 3. Fptr around 1st skipped, fptr 2nd skipped, fptr around 3rd skipped. Dc in next 2, fpdc around next, dc in last. Ch 2, turn. (6 dc, 2 fpdc, 6 fptr)**

Continue to repeat from **to** for a total of 48 rows. After row 48, hold together ends and sl st together. Make sure you are slip stitching along the wrong side so this isn't on the outside of your finished hat.

Now working along the edge:

Ch 1, work 2 sc over each dc and 1 sc over each ch 2. You should have 72 sc total. Join. Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join and fasten off.

Now join with a sl st to the opposite edge:

Ch 1, work 2 sc over each dc and 1 sc over each ch 2. You should have 72 sc total, join. Do NOT fasten off, continue on below.

Slouchy Top:

Notes:
-Ch 2's do NOT count as a dc.
-Joins are made with sl st to the first dc NOT the ch 2.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (72 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same and in 7 more, 2 dc in next, *dc in 8, 2 dc in next.* Reapeat *to* around. Join. (80 dc)
Row 3-10: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (80 dc)
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in same and in 7 more, dc2tog, *dc in 8, dc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (64 dc,8 dc2tog)
Row 12: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (72 dc)
Row 13: Ch 2, dc in same and in 6 more, dc2tog, *dc in 7, dc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (56 dc,8 dc2tog)
Row 14: Ch 2, dc in same and in 5 more, dc2tog, *dc in 6, dc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (48 dc,8 dc2tog)
Row 15: Ch 2, dc in same and in 4 more, dc2tog, *dc in 5, dc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (40 dc,8 dc2tog)
Row 16: Ch 2, dc in same, dc2tog, *dc in next, dc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (16 dc, 16 dc2tog)
Row 27: Ch 2, dc2tog all the way around. Join. (16 dc2tog)

Your hat should currently be right side out.

If you are adding a pom-pom you can either sl st the opening shut or fasten off leaving a long end to sew the hole shut, making sure to sl st/sew through all the open stitches.

If you are not adding a pom-pom, turn hat wrong side out and fasten off leaving a long enough end to sew the hole shut, making sure to sew through all the open stitches. Sew in ends.

Add pom-pom (below is how I make mine) and/or buttons, if desired.


You can also leave off the buttons and pom-pom and you still have a great slouchy hat!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Camo Baby Beanies



Skill Level: Beginner


Sizes: Newborn, 0-3 mo., 3-6 mo., 6-9 mo., 9-12 mo. & 12-24 mo.

Supplies:
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

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

Notes:
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
-Gauge: 4 hdc & 3 rows = 1”

Pattern for gauge:
Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in same and in each across.
Finished piece should measure 1” x 1” for correct gauge. If gauge is not correct adjust your tension or hook size, gauge is important for this pattern.

Size: Newborn
12-13” head circumference
Finished measurements (taken laid flat): W=6H=4 ½”

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 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, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (22 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (33 hdc)
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 2, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 8, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 6.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (50 hdc)
Row 9-14: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (50 hdc)
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. (50 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Size: 0-3 mo.
13-14” head circumference
Finished measurements (taken laid flat): W=6 ½H=5

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 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, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (22 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in next, *2 hdc in next, hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (33 hdc)
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 2, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (44 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same, hdc in 3 more, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 3.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (54 hdc)
Row 9-15: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (54 hdc)
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. (54 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Size: 3-6 mo.
14-15” head circumference
Finished measurements (taken laid flat): W=7H=5.5

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 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)
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 18, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 17.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (58 hdc)
Row 10-16: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (58 hdc)
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. (58 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Size: 6-9 mo.
15-16” head circumference
Finished measurements (taken laid flat): W=7.5H=6

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 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)
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 6, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 7.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (62 hdc)
Row 10-18: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (62 hdc)
Row 19: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. (62 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Size: 9-12 mo.
16-17” head circumference
Finished measurements (taken laid flat): W=8H=6.5

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 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)
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)
Row 10-20: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Row 21: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. (66 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Size: 12-24 mo.
17-18” head circumference
Finished measurements (taken laid flat): W=8.5H=7

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 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)
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, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 3, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 3.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (55 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (55 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 4, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 4.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (66 hdc)
Row 9: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 14, *2 hdc in next, hdc in 16.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (70 hdc)
Row 10-22: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (70 hdc)
Row 23: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. (70 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Chicken Dish Rag or Pot Holder


This cute chicken can be made as a dish rag or a pot holder. The pattern is written for the dish rag option but here’s what I do to use it as a pot holder: First I crochet two complete chicken body/heads then I sew them together around the edges. After they are sewn together move on to the wattle, feathers, comb and beak working your stitches through all four loops of both bodies. 

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

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 8” x 10”

Supplies:
Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook
Size I (5.5mm) Crochet Hook
100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn, approx. 150 yds.
          Example Shows: Lily Sugar n Cream Black
                                      Lily Sugar n Cream White
                                      Bernat Handicrafter Country Red
                                      Bernat Handicrafter Pale Yellow
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Tr – Treble Crochet

Important Notes:
-It’s important that you use 100% cotton yarn if you are planning to use this to set hot pans on, acrylic will melt if you set a hot pan on it.
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Ch 1’s & 2’s do NOT count as a stitch and are not counted in the end of row stitch count.
-Join to the first stitch in the row, NOT the beginning chain.
-Stitches listed between these brackets: [ ] should all be worked in to the same space.


Body & Head
With Size I Hook

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 7 hdc in circle. Join. (7 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same and in each around. Join. (14 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same and in each around. Join.  (28 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next. *2 dc in next, dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (42 dc)
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 2. *2 dc in next, dc in next 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (56 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 3. *2 dc in next, dc in next 3.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (70 dc)
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in next 4. *2 hdc in next, hdc in next 4.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (84 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same, skip 2, in next stitch: [3 dc, 2 tr, 3 dc], Skip 2, sl st in next. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Sc in same, hdc in 3, 2 hdc in next 3, hdc in 2, sc in last. Ch 1, turn.
Row 10: Do not work in same, sc in next, hdc in 3, 2 hdc in next 3, hdc in 2, sc in next 2, sl st in last, sl st into next open stitch on the body. Fasten off and sew in ends.

The side currently facing you is the RS (right side), all the remaining details should be added when RS is facing you.

At this point if you have decided you would like your pot holder to be double thick and you have made 2 bodies, sew them together just below the loops. You will still need to work along the edges of the body to add the remaining details. When you move on make sure you are working through the loops on both bodies.



Wattle
With Size H Hook & Red Yarn:

Join with a sl st in the same space as you just fastened off for the body/head.
Row 1: Ch 1, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Hdc in same, sl st in 2. Fasten off, knot these two ends together then sew them in.


Feathers
With Size H Hook

Note: If you do not want a loop for hanging, fasten off before ch 10 at the very end of row.

Skip 3 spaces from where you fastened off for the wattle and join with a sl st in the next space (leave 3 spaces unworked).The feathers will be worked over the next 71 spaces. Double check count before starting, if you missed a stitch somewhere and only have 70 (for example) you may need to skip only 2 spaces. It’s always good to double check before starting.

Ch 1, *sk 1, 5 dc in next, sk 2, sc in next* repeat *to* 12 more times for (13 feathers made). Sk 1, 5 dc in next, sk 2, sl st in last, ch 10 and sl st in same space. 
Fasten off and sew in ends.


Comb
With Size H Hook & Red Yarn

Join with a sl st on top of the head in the space all the way to the right.

*Ch 2, dc in same, in next space: [dc, ch 2, sl st into same], sl st in next.* Repeat *to* 3 more times (4 made). Fasten off and sew in ends.


Beak
With Size H Hook

With yellow join with a sl st in the 5th stitch from where you just fastened off with red for the comb. [Ch 2, dc], fasten off and sew in ends.


Optional Eye

With tapestry needle, stitch on a little eye above the beak. I usually leave this off of the pot holders I make that are only one layer because I don’t like that the end can’t be hidden easily. Maybe a small wooden button would work well, a plastic button may melt if a very hot pan is placed on the pot holder.