Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Someone asked me to make something for them. For all of us that have a ton of hair to put under a hat... This is what I came up with by looking at a few pictures. They are very easy and quick to make.
I used an H hook. The fall colored one is Red Heart Super Saver, the Earth tones is Lilys Sugar and Cream
Rnd 1) ch 62, sl st to first ch to form ring, being careful not to twist, ch3, (counts as first dc and ch1) * skip next ch, dc in next ch, ch1, repeat from * around. sl st to 2nd ch of ch3
Rnd 2) sl st into ch 1 space, ch3, * skip next dc, dc in next ch1 space, ch1, repeat from * around. sl st to 2nd ch of ch3
Repeat rnd 2 for desired length mine was about 8-9 inches.
Next rnd) ch1, Hdc in same st, hdc in each st around. st st to top of first hdc. Repeat this round for 8 more rnds.
Next Rnd) Reverse single crochet around. Fasten off weave in ends
Tie) Chain 65 add beads to each end, weave in first dc round.
Please feel free to use or sell your own creations, but please give me credit for the pattern.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is just a rough pattern of what I have done for this shrug. I looked and looked for something I liked that wouldn't take a lot of time and to do what was asked of me! My girls know what they like.
This pattern is very easily adjustable. It's mostly a matter of measuring who the finished product is for. I used a size 10 US needle,and a 9 US for the neck ribbing and Bernat Baby Jacquards. My daughter is in a size 10-12, and I knit kind of loose. I didn't do a gauge, sorry about that. I used less than one skein.
I cast on 32sts, and did K2, P2 for 10 rows slipping first st of each row through out shrug, this makes an easier line up for sewing.
P1 row for a total length from beginning of 6 inches.(mine was for elbow length so you can add here or make shorter)
On every knit row I did- Slip one, knit front and back of next st (increase made) knit accross to last two sts, increase in next st, knit last st,
Slipping first st, purl next row. Increase as many rows as you want. I added about 12 sts.
I then knit accross however many inches for the back, measuring from sholder blade to shoulder blade. Once I had the right length I then started the decrease rows, slip first st, ssk, knit accross to last three sts, k2tog, knit last st, then purl the purl rows, until you have the starting amount of sts. knit stockinette sts (knit knit rows, purl purl rows) for same amount as beginning side before increasing. I then did the 10 rows of 2x2 ribbing.
Sew up from ribbing what you would like for sleeves depending on how long you make your shrug, since mine is shorter, I only sewed up about maybe 6 inches on each side. You want to make sure you leave enough room for putting on..Measuring is VERY good!
I then used a circular needle 9mm, and picked up stitches around the opening to make a 2x2 ribbing around.
Please feel free to ask any questions. I know this isn't really a clear pattern. I am just giving a rough estimate of what I made.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I have a love for the movie Blood and Chocolate..so the name these colors remind me a little of that movie. Still trying to get my hands on a copy of the book!
This hat is a great project to have for winter. I used the Caron Simply Soft Eco, double stranded so it is very soft and warm. One I used a black and red held together throughout for a tweedy look. Possibilities are endless!
materials: J hook, your choice of yarn, mine was Caron Simply soft Eco
With two strand of yarn held together
Rnd 1)ch5 sl st to form ring, ch1, 11hdc in ring join to top of first hdc. (11hdc)
Rnd 2) ch2(does NOT count as first st now and throughout) 2dc in same st and in each st around, join to top of first dc
Rnd3) ch2, 2dc in same st, * dc in next st, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join to top of first dc
Rnd 4) ch2, 2dc in same st, * dc in 2sts, 2dc in next st, repeat form * around, join to top of first dc
Rnd 5) ch2, 2dc in same st, * dc in next 3sts, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join to top of first dc
Rnd 6-11) ch2, dc in same st, dc in each st around, join to top of first dc. (here is where it is nice to add a strip of CC if desired, I did one row of red on rnd 11)
Rnd 12) ch1, sc in same st and in next 19sts, 2hdc in next st, * hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * 6 more times, sc in remaining sts, join to first sc
Rnd 13) ch1, sc in same st and next 19sts, 2hdc in next st, * hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * accross hdc's of rnd 12, sc in next sc and accross to end of row, join
Rnd 14) ch1, sc in same st and in next 19sts, hdc in next hdc and in each hdc accross to last hdc, sc in next sc and in remaining sc around, join
fasten off weave in ends. Please feel free to use your own creations as you like, but please link back to my pattern, Thanks... Happy Hooking.