November 24, 2014

Tailored Shell Mitts

After searching the internet for the right fingerless mitts and not being able to make the other patterns I found work with the yarn I chose, I settled down and got busy creating a new one. I love the way these came out with the shell pattern through the majority of the yarn, and fitting the thumbs as well. It fits an average woman's wrist and is made with an Aran yarn, they are comfy, fitted, and warm.

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Yarn used: Plymouth Yarn Covington (Brown) (100 yards)
Hook used: G

chain 23, join to form a circle.

Row 1: ch 2, dc across, join in turning chain
Row 2: ch 2, * fpdc, hdc, repeat from * around, join in turning chain
Row 3: ch 2, * fpdc in fpdc, hdc in hdc, repeat from * around, join in turning chain
Repeat Row 3 once.
Row 5: ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch, * skip one space, sc, skip one space, 3 dc shell in next stitch, repeat from * around ending with 1 dc in the beginning stitch, join in turning chain
Row 6: sc in turning chain, * 3 dc shell in sc, sc in middle dc of next shell, repeat from * around, join in first sc
Row 7: ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch, * sc in middle dc of next shell, 3 dc shell in sc, * around ending with 1 dc in the beginning stitch, join in turning chain
Repeat rows 6 and 7 two times
Row 12: sc in turning chain, * 3 dc shell in sc, sc in middle dc of next shell * , 5 dc shell in sc, sc in middle dc of next shell, 5 dc shell in sc, sc in middle dc of next shell, repeat between * 3 times, join in first sc
Row 13: ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch, sc in middle dc of next shell, * 5 dc shell in sc, sc in middle dc of next shell, repeat from * 2 times, [ sc in middle dc of next shell, 3 dc shell in sc ], repeat twice, sc in middle dc of next shell, 1 dc in beginning stitch, join in turning chain
Row 14: sc in turning chain, 3 dc shell in sc, [ sc in middle dc of next shell, 7 dc shell in next sc ], repeat once, * sc in middle dc of next shell, 3 dc shell in sc, repeat from * two times, join in first sc
Row 15: ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch, sc in middle dc of next shell, sc in 3rd dc of 7 shell, skip all stitches to 3rd dc of 7 shell and sc in that stitch (thumb hole made), * 3 dc shell in next sc, sc in middle dc of next shell, repeat from * two times, 1 dc in beginning stitch, join in turning chain
Repeat Rows 6 and 7 five times.
Repeat Row 6 one more time.
Row 22: ch 1, sc around in each stitch, join in turning chain, fasten off.

Thumb:
Join yarn anywhere on thumb opening and sc around which will be 10 stitches.
Chain 1, sc around, join to turning chain
Chain 1, sc around, fasten off.

Weave in all threads.


Please let me know if anything doesn't make sense, or match up. Sometimes my notes make sense to my brain but not to others. I love it when you help me find those times, and appreciate the assistance in making the pattern more understandable.

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November 14, 2014

Crocheted Rosa

I saw the original knitted Rosa on Pinterest, which leads to the Ravelry pattern which is free. Honest, if you knit this would make a great Christmas present for someone! If you crochet I have made my own version of it I am sharing here. It's not exactly the same because the knit crochet stitch isn't reversible, and it needed to be reversible. I ended up using the Mixed Cluster Stitch, which I found on New Stitch a Day. Have you seen this site before? It's an awesome collection of knit and crochet stitches with video to show you the stitch as well.

009 Crocheted Rosa

MC (Mixed Cluster): yo, insert hook into first st as indicated, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops, skip 1 st, [yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw loop through] twice all in the same st, yo, draw through all 6 loops on hook.

J hook
2 skeins Bernat Super Value (Winter Sky)
.5 skein Bernat Super Value (True Gray)
button of your choice

Measurements: 11.5in x 79.5in

NOTE: if the button can slide between the stitch pattern the button hole in row 145 does not need to be made.

Chain 36
Row 1 Skip 2 ch (count as 1 sc), sc across in each stitch, turn
Row 2 2 ch (count as hdc), 1 MC inserting hook into 1st and 3rd stitches, 1 ch, * 1MC inserting hook into second stitch of prior MC first, 1ch, rep from * ending last MC in last stitch (not turning chain), chain 1 then hdc in last stitch as well, turn
Row 3 1 ch, skip 1 st, sc across in each stitch including top of tch, turn
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 52 times
Repeat Row 2
Change colors
Row 108 join new yarn in hdc with a sc, sk st, sc across, turn
Repeat Row 2 and 3 18 times
Repeat Row 2
Row 145 1 ch, skip 1st stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, ch 3 (or # stitches just smaller than the button you have chosen), skip the same number of stitches, sc across, turn
Repeat Row 2 and 3 twice (work in the chain stitch of Row 145 as if they were normal stitches)

Finish off, weave in ends.

Sew the button on the opposite side and corner as the button hole was placed, approximately 3 inches in from the edge.

For more pictures check out my Ravelry page for this project. If you have any questions or find any of this pattern confusing please let me know so that I can clarify for you and others. Thanks so much! And thank you Anne for the amazing inspiration!

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November 6, 2014

Easy Peasy Skull Cap

easy peasy skull cap

I created this because I wanted a pattern which was easy to follow; something I could work on while watching television. The hats in the picture above are sized Young Child, Toddler, and Newborn respectively. If you have any questions about this pattern please ask away!

Sizes:
Newborn follow Rounds 1-3 then skip to Rounds 6 - 11 then the last two Rounds.
Toddler follow Rounds 1-4 then skip to Rounds 6-12 then the last two Rounds.
Young Child follow entire pattern.

Note: You can change yarns at any time during this pattern to give your hate whatever look you are wanting. You can see in the picture above three different examples of how I have changed the yarns.

Use a G hook
Ch 2
Round 1 - In first chain, 12 dc, join with slst to 1st dc, ch 2
Round 2 - In each dc place 2dc around, join with slst to 1st dc, ch 2 (24 stitches)
Round 3 - *1 dc in first dc, 2dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, join with slst to 1st dc, ch 2 (36 stitches)
Round 4 - *1 dc in two dc, 2dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, join with slst to 1st dc, ch 2 (48 stitches)
Round 5 - *1 dc in three dc, 2dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, join with slst to 1st dc. Ch 2 (60 stitches)
Rounds 6 to 14 - dc in each dc around, join with slst to 1st dc.
Second to last Round: sc in every dc around, join with slst to 1st sc. Ch 1.
Last Round: sc in every sc around
Fasten off and sew in any ends.




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