Thursday, November 13, 2014

Diana Button Cowl, Free Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern








This is a quick and easy pattern made with chunky yarn, perfect for a last minute Christmas gift. I used less two skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky and was able to crochet one cowl in under two hours. You can make it in a single color or double color as shown. If the Winter blues have kicked in, this quick and easy project could be the perfect pick me up. The finished cowl measures 31 inches in length and 10 inches in width. 

Materials
1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Bernat Softee Chunky. The
UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook P (10mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.
3. Sewing Needle
4. Two large wooden buttons.
Size
Finished measurements: 31 inches long and 10 inches wide

Gauge
6 ½ sc st = 4 inches
8 sc rows = 4 inches

Yardage
I used about 175 yards of yarn. I used less than 2 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky.

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.

    Rev sc- Reverse single crochet
    tr- triple crochet
    sl st- slip stitch
    ch- chain
Stitch Explanations
1. Reverse Single Crochet: Worked just like a regular single crochet but you work from left to right and insert your hook into the stitch on the right before pulling up a loop. See pic below:


2. Work in Back loops or Front loops only: See the picture below to learn what it means to work into back loops only or front loops only. When making a regular stitch the hook is inserted under both the loops as seen in 1st diagram below but inserted only into one of the loops in case you are working into the back or front loops.


Pattern

Using P hook, leave a 1 ½ yard long tail and chain 44.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. -------------43 sc

Row 2: Ch 4 tightly ( counts as first tr), 1 tr in each st across, do not turn. ----------43 tr

Note: For working in front loops and rev sc please see stitch explanation above.
Row 3: Working from left to right, ch 1, 1 rev sc in front loop of same st as ch 1, 1 rev sc in front loop of each st across, end with a rev sc on top of beginning ch-4. --------- 43 rev sc
Row 4: Ch 4 tightly ( counts as first tr), work 1 tr in back loop of next st taking care to insert your hook into one more small loop as shown in pic 1 below. This will ensure that there are no holes in your work. You can fold the rev sc row down to the front so you can easily work behind it. ----43 tr

Row 5: Repeat Row 3-------- 43 Rev sc

Row 6: Repeat Row 4----------43 tr

Row 7: Repeat Row 3. Fasten off if you would like to change colors. Leave a 1 yard tail and join the new color with a sl st behind the last rev sc. If you would like to make it in one color, do not fasten off but proceed to the next row below.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 alternately till you have a total of 6 triple crochet rows. Continue to work sc stitches along row ends (along the shorter side of the cowl). I worked 3 sc across each triple crochet st and got around 20 sc in total. Turn and work two more sc rows. Fasten off. These sc rows will form your button band where you can sew on the buttons s shown in pic 2 below.

Finishing
  1. Use the beginning yarn tails to work slip stitches along the row ends on the other side. This will even out the edges. Weave in any tails left with an H hook.
  2. Sew on the buttons to the button band as shown in the pic 3.

Tip: Fold the top row down inwards before wrapping the cowl around your neck. This gives it a nice shape.


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Monday, November 3, 2014

Woman's Slipper Boots Crochet Pattern, Classic Snow Boots, US sizes 5-12, Now in French too!


Boots Slipper Crochet Pattern


Woman's Boots Crochet Pattern
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This crochet pattern is worked with two strands of worsted weight yarn held together making it sturdy and toasty at the same time. Though the buttons are functional, I found that you can just slip in and out of the boot with ease even without opening the straps. I used  4 skeins of Vanna's choice for each pair of boots and still had some yarn left over.  This would be a stylish way to keep your feet warm!  I love boots and now I have one I can wear at home. I am still pondering which one to keep, the green or the gray. What other colors would you experiment with? Leave a comment below.

* The pattern is written in Standard American Terms.

*Pattern uses 2 strands of worsted weight yarn ( size 4 medium) held together.

* Pattern includes 4 sizes, Small ( fits US sizes 5/6), Medium (fits Us sizes 7/8) , Large ( fits US sizes 9/10) and Extra Large (fits US sizes 11/12)

* Pattern includes lots of pictures to guide you.


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Bailey Boot Cuffs, Free Crochet Pattern











Boot cuffs are a very popular accessory among college kids and they sell like hotcakes at craft fairs. They look stylish peeking out of your boots! It can go well with skinny jeans as well as a dress or a skirt. This is one fashion accessory you wouldn't want to miss! Boot cuffs not only add warmth but also keep snow from getting into your boots. Whipping these up takes only a couple of hours and can make great Christmas gifts. This crochet pattern is simple, quick and yields elegant results. Crochet them in colors of your choice and add a new twist to your old boots.

PATTERN

Materials
1. Worsted weight ( size 4 medium) yarn
2. Hook – G (4.25mm)
3. A Pair of ¾ inch wooden buttons
Gauge
Using G hook, 16 sc rows worked in back loops = 4 inches
Size
Finished size: 12.5 inches around and 6 inches high.

Stitch Explanation
Work in Back loops or Front loops only: See the picture below to learn what it means to work into back loops only or front loops only. When making a regular stitch the hook is inserted under both loops as seen in 1st diagram below but inserted only in to one of the loops in case you are working into back or front loops.



Yardage
150 Yards for a pair of boot cuffs

Stitch Abbreviations
Pattern is in standard American terms.
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip


With G hook chain 10.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across. Turn.-------------9 sc
Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1 ( not counted as a st) , 1 sc in back loop of the same st as ch 1, 1 sc in back loop of next 8 stitches. Turn.----------------- 9 sc



Repeat Row 2 till your work measures 10 inches without stretching the band. Now slip stitch the two shorter ends together inserting your hook through the front loops of the stitches on your last row and the free loops on the very first row to form a circular band as show in Pic 1 above. See Stitch explanation for working in front loops. I got 18 ridges in the band including the ridge formed by slip stitching the ends together. 




Round 1:Now the rest of the boot cuff will be worked in the round as shown in pic 2 above. Ch 1( does not count as a st), proceed to work a round of 36 sc distributed evenly all around the band, working one sc in each row end (each ridge and trough). Sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.  --------- 36 sc

Round 2: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in the same st, *( skip next st, 2 dc in next), repeat from * till end of the round, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.---------------- 36 dc in the round

Round 3: Sl st in the gap between beginning ch-3 and the next dc, ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in to the same space, *(2 dc in to the gap between next two dc stitches), repeat from * till end of the round, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.---------------- 36 dc in the round

Repeat Round 3,  three more times.

Note: Make sure the sc stitches of the next round are worked tight.

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in next st and each st around, sl st to beginning ch1, fasten off.

On the bottom side of the boot cuff, work a round of 36 sc and fasten off. This will keep your ribbed band from stretching too much. Weave in all the ends.

Finishing Round : On the bottom side of the ribbed band, work 36 sc as evenly distributed as possible and fasten off.

Band for Embellishment



Ch 18, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 14 st, 4 hdc in last st, do not turn but continue to work in to the free loops of the foundation chain as shown in pic 3, 1 hdc in each free loop across. Fasten off. Weave in the tails. Fold the band over the top of the boot cuff, place the button  and sew through both the layers.

Make one more following the same pattern. 

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tyra Triangle Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern, Lacy Scarf Pattern, Triangle Shawl Pattern














Make a lovely Mother's Day gift with this Triangle Shawl crochet pattern. The shawl turned out lovely but my photographs don't do justice to it. When  I first made it, the shawl turned out small and wouldn't wrap around my shoulder well. I  made another 10 rows and stitched them together, but it still wasn't big enough. I added another 9 rows and luckily ended up with the ideal size. Third time's a charm, isn't it? I am generally impatient with big items but this one worked up effortlessly. After the first row, there isn't much counting required. It is a versatile design that can be worn in many different ways. Wrap it around your shoulder, around your neck or even around your head. The shawl is bigger than you see in the first picture as part of it has been tucked into the dresser.

Materials
1. DK weight yarn
2. Hook F(3.75mm)
Yarn needle to weave in the tails

Gauge
8 Rows = 4 inches
3 shells = 4 inches long

Finished Measurements
64 inches wide and 24 inches deep.

Yardage
Takes around 530 to 540 yards. You can reduce up to 80 yards from the total yardage if you do not intend to add the tassels.

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip
st- stitch 

Pattern
Chain 301
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *( ch 5, sk 5 chains, sc in next), repeat from * to the end. Turn.--------50 Ch-5 loops

Row2: Sl st in the first two chains, sc in next, *( ch 5, 1 sc into the third chain of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of last ch-5 loop. Turn. ------49 Ch-5 loops.

Row 3: Sl st to the first two chains, 1 sc in next ch, *( 5 dc in next sc between two ch-5 loops , 1 sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc into 3rd ch of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of last ch-5 loop. Turn. ---------24 shells and 24 ch-5 loops.

Row 4: Sl st into first two chains, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 5, 1 sc into the the 3rd dc of next shell, ch 5, 1 sc in to 3rd chain of next ch-5 loop) , repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of the last shell. Turn.---------47 Ch-5 loops

Row 5: Repeat Row 2---------46 Ch-5 loops

Row 6: Repeat Row 3------------23 shells and 22 ch-5 loops

Row 7: Sl st into first two dc of the shell, 1 sc in next dc, *(ch 5, 1 sc into the 3rd ch of the next ch-5 loop, ch 5, 1 sc into 3rd dc of next shell) , repeat from * till you end with a sc on top of the last shell. Turn.--------------44 Ch-5 loops

Repeat rows 2,3,4,5, 6 & 7 till you get a row with two ch- 5 loops.



Last Row: Sl st into the first 2 chains, 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc into the third chain of next the ch-5 loop. Fasten off. 


Tassels And Finishing


Weave in any tails left. For tassels, cut 10 strands of 9 ½ inches length. Fold at the middle of the strands and pull through the scarf to get a loop, grab all the strands and pull through the loop. Tighten the knot and trim as needed. I attached the first tassel through the middle of the shell at the vertex of the triangle. I skipped first 4 rows and attached the second tassel to the 5th Row. Starting from this second tassel, skip two rows and attach the tassel to the third row. 



A Closer look at the stitch pattern

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