Sunday, June 22, 2014

GLITTER SHOES

 
This year has been a tough year, as we found out my beautiful 39 year old sister has pancreatic cancer. It has been a long road for all. No one can understand the full impact of CANCER until they are touched personally with it. It can destroy households, reek havoc among the calmest individuals and can leave you feeling completely broken.
 
HOWEVER, through FAITH and the miracle of GOD we do not have to let CANCER do any of those things.
 
I believe GOD will give us a miracle when the time is right. So with that said. I knew I just had to make my sister her glitter shoes to go out and celebrate when she beats CANCER.
 
 
 
I took a pair of Black suede high heels I had purchased and covered them with decoupage and then added purple (purple is for pancreatic cancer) glitter all over. I did the same thing to the heal and bottom part with silver glitter. Once it dried completely, I blinged the shoes with diamonds.
 
 
 
It was a very easy project to complete and she will look just stunning

SIMPLISTIC CROSS STITCH HAT WITH ENDLESS DESIGNS

 
I designed these two simple crochet hats to make for cancer foundations around the USA I wanted to create a design that was very quick to work up, yet had a small design feature. I love the cross stitch worked into any pattern as it gives it dimension.
 
Once you get the generalization of how to create a hat and how to increase  or decrease rounds for any size, then the pattern to design is endless.
 
You can work this pattern up with the cross stitches worked on every second row or you can work them in two consecutive rows Again have fun with the design.
 
 
I also wanted the hat to be able to be made for a boy or girl, and just by adding the scallop edge to the bottom of the hat, in place of the last round of single crochet for the boy, turns this into a girl hat. Take it one step farther and add a crochet flower for a girl or a puppy or monkey for a boy.
 
 
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS
I -Hook
Worsted weight yarn
 
Round 1 :  Create a magic circle and put 12 dc in circle. Join to the first dc. (12DC)
Round 2:  Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch, used as a filler), 2 dc in the same as joining and in each dc around. (24)
Round 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same as joining, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * until the end, join with a slip stitch to first dc (not the ch 2)
Round 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same as joining, *dc in next two dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * until the end, join with a slip stitch to first dc (not the ch 2).
Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same as joining, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * until the end, join with a slip stitch to first dc (not the ch 2).  (you should have 60 dc).
Round 6-7: Dc in each dc around (60).
Round 8: Ch 3, work cross stitch in the round. (60) (Click HERE for a tutorial I found on the web for the cross stitch.).
Round 9-10: Dc in each stitch (60).
Round 11: Ch 3 repeat row 8.
Round 12-13: Dc in each stitch.
 
Round 14 BOY HAT: sc in each stitch for boy hat. For the girl one follow below.
Round 14 GIRL HAT: ch 1, sc in same as ch 1, skip 1 stitch, *5 sc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * to the end.
 
For another girl style complete round 14 for a boy and then you will add a round 15 working only in the front loops. You will work the same as the girl hat round 14 but will do 5 dc in place of the 5 sc. This will give you the little brim like the 3 hats with the flower above. Again look at the placement of the cross stitch also for these 3 hats. I moved it them to the end so that they are the band for the flower.
 
Have fun with your creations. I will add more styles to this post once I complete them.
 
 
 
 

 
 

MY LITTLE SUNSHINE CROCHET DRESS SET


This little crochet dress pattern is so versatile. Just by changing the colors you can make it take on a different look. I used a soft yellows, green and white to make a summer outfit for a newborn. The pattern is a very easy one to follow and can be found HERE on Etsy at PoochieBaby.
 
The hat is from an old pattern I have had for a couple of years and can be found HERE. I finished the hat off with a simple crocheted carnation.


PEACHES AND CREAM CROCHET DRESS SET

 
Can you just say "Simply Adorable" This is such a soft and beautiful dress that I made for a special little bundle of joy. This one fits a 3-6 month old. I made matching bloomers and a headband and oversized flower.
 

 
The bloomers came from a free pattern set I found online at  "Designs by Abigail Goss of Crotiques"
 
The headband was my own creation and I did not write the pattern out, sorry :-(.
 
The little dress comes from the booklet "Beautiful Baby Boutique" .

ELEGANT BLANK CARD BUNDLE

 
This delightful card set was made as a special order. They are blank cards so that the individual can write their own little message in there, or use a special verse stamp on the inside. I made a box with a clear center to keep all the cards in.
 
I like making these kits up and having them on hand, this way when I need a card for a special occasion, to send some encouragement or just a special thank you, I have them on hand.
 
This set was made as a gatefold card and the inside was stamped with coordinating stamps that matched the outside of the card. Each one was then tied with twine.
 
There are plenty of tutorials on "PINTEREST" on how to make a GATEFOLD CARD.

 
 



 

PATRIOTIC CROCHET AFGHAN

 
I make a special item each year for the "Make a Wish" silent auction that is held every August in Saco, Maine. This year I wanted to attempt to crochet an afghan. Now those who know me, know that I like to work on projects I can finish in a short time, like a week being the longest. This one however, took me 3 months to complete.
 
I found the pattern HERE at "Leisure Arts"
 
 
I used the traditional red and blue and changed the white to sandstone to give it a primitive look. I love how it came out.
 
This will make a perfect gift for anyone.
 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

ASHLEE'S ANGEL WINGS CROCHET SUMMER DRESS

 
I have een this little dress all over pinterest done in many color combinations and just love the simplicity of it. I purchased the pattern on Etsy at "Poochie Baby".
 
 
The pattern is a very simple and easy pattern to follow and works p rather quickly. The color combinations are endless.
 
I used 3 yellows for this one and just love how it came out. It is worked using the lighter yellow for 6 rows and then 7 rows for each of the other two yellows.
 

LADY BUG LOVE CROCHET DRESS SET

 

 
I was asked by a co-worker if I could make a cute little set for a six month old. She loves lady bugs. I went with Simply Caron soft yarn so that it would be very soft on the skin.
 
The dress pattern is from "Going Craftsy". You can purchase the dress pattern at Etsy.
 
 
The pattern is very easy to follow and works up in about a week. I would work on it an hour here and there.

 
This adorable little hat is a very simple hat pattern to make and is a free pattern. You can be find it at "Stitch11.com"
 
 
 
The adorable little bloomers are just perfect under any dress. You can make the dress long or short and they will work for any length.
 
The bloomers work up pretty quick and is a very easy pattern to follow.
 
The pattern can be purchased on Etsy at "Crochet My Love"
 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

LITTLE SWEET HEARTS HAT SET

 
 
This hat pattern is one of the simplest and fastest hat patterns to make. The designs are endless, you can use any color combinations and edging to make the perfect hat for any baby, child or adult.
 

Friday, February 7, 2014

"COTTON CANDY" CROCHET SWEATER AND HAT SET

 
My very first little sweater for a toddler. I love this sweater pattern as it is a very easy pattern to follow. I love the heart shaped pattern at the op of the neckline. I think to dress this up a little I might add some white beads to the center of the hearts.
 
The sweater pattern can be found at Etsy over at
 
 
The hat pattern is my creation and can be found at the following post
 
 
I made this set in a weekend, so it is very easy. Have fun with different color combinations.
 
I used Bernat Softee Baby yarn "Prettiest Pink" and Washable ewe "Duckling" for the yellow

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"BUBBLE GUMDROP" CROCHET HAT

 
Can you say adorable! The soft pink and dark grey complement each other nicely. I used red heart yarn.

This set was made for two little sisters.
 
I found this adorable pattern on Etsy at "Daisies Crochet"

GRANNY SQUARE CROCHET BLANKETS FOR CHARITY

 
My goal for this year is to make 30 of these baby blankets by November 1st for a local charity. I am also planning on making newborn hats to match.
 
I added the flower to give it a little touch of elegance.



This is a very simple pattern to follow, see below for the pattern instructions if you would like to make your own.
 
Add any embellishment you want to give it that extra pop.
 

 
PATTERN
 
I always start my circles with a magic circle. you can chain 2 and join to form a circle if you do not know what a magic circle is.
 
Magic circle tutorial can be found on YouTube. Just do a search
 
Rnd 1) chain 3, 2 dc in circle, chain 2, 3 dc in circle, chain 2, 3 dc in circle, chain 2, 3 dc in circle, chain 2, join to top of first chain 3, slip stitch in next two dc and chain 2 space.
 
Rnd 2) Chain 3, 2 dc in chain two space, chain 2, 3 dc in same chain 2 space, 3 dc in next space, 3 dc in chain two space, chain 2, 3 dc in same chain 2 space, 3 dc in next space, 3 dc in chain two space, chain 2, 3 dc in same chain 2 space, 3 dc in next space, 3 dc in chain two space, chain 2, 3 dc in same chain 2 space, 3 dc in same chain 2 space, join with a slip stitch to top of chain 3,slip stitch in next two dc and chain 2 space.
 
Rnd 3-23) you will continue the pattern working 3 dc, chain 2, 3 dc in each corner chain 2 space and 3dc in each space around. This will continue to increase your blanket size.
 
The blanket when done should measure around 29-34 inches for a newborn size. If you want it bigger just keep crocheting rounds until you get the desired size you want.
 

THE GINGER HAT

 
I have to say that this pattern over at "Girl in the Air" has to be one of my favorite hats to make. You can work up any color combination for any little girl in no time.
This FREE pattern is using the granny stitch  that I love. These are perfect for warmer climates like Florida when it does get chilly.
Hop on over to the blog below to get the free pattern
fits a toddler size head up to 18"


 
Now what about that gorgeous flower with the little brown wooden button in the center. I found the pattern on Pinterest and just feel in love with the style.
 
The flower pattern can be found at
 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

MOMMY AND ME SWEET TREAT CROCHET HATS

I seem to gravitate to this pattern that I created for my super bulky yarn by Lion Brand. It works up fast and you can add any edge you want. They are extremely warm, soft and cuddly.
MATERIALS
Brown - Lion Brand Super Bulky - Brown
Pink - Deborah Norville Chunky-  Lilac Chiffon
Crochet hook - L

ADULT PATTERN
Start with a magic circle
Rnd 1) 8 hdc in circle
Rnd 2) ch1, 2 hdc in each stitch (16) 
Rnd 3) ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch* (repeat in between from *to* to the end) (24)
Rnd 4) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next two stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches* (repeat *to end) (32)
Rnd 5) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next three stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next three stitches* (repeat *to end) (40)
Rnd 6) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next four stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next four stitches* (repeat *to end) (48)
Rnd 7 - 11) ch 1, hdc in same as joining, hdc in each stitch around. (48)
12-13)  Join Cream, hdc in each stitch around. (48)
14) ch 1, *sc in same as joining, skip next st, 4 sc in next stitch, skip next st*, *repeat to end, finish off.

To make it longer add the extra rows before you change the color
TO MAKE A CHILDS SIZE START OUT THE SAME AS ABOVE BUT ONLY MAKE THE INITIAL CIRCUMFERANCE TO TEH SIZE YOU NEED FOR A CHILD.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

ROSES ARE RED CROCHET VALENTINE HAT

 
 
I wanted to create just the right hat for Valentines day and I think I got it. This is a perfect hat that works up pretty fast.
 
The three little roses are made with a very simple rose pattern that gives it a full look or you can make it looser for a less fuller look.
 
MATERIAL
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Black
Deborah Norville Super Bulky- Red Ochre
Crochet Hook - L
 
HAT INSTRUCTIONS
Start with a magic circle and chain 1
 
Rnd 1) 8 hdc in circle
Rnd 2) ch1, 2 hdc in each stitch (16) 
Rnd 3) ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch* (repeat the pattern between the * to end) (24)
Rnd 4) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next two stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches* (repeat * to end) (32)
Rnd 5) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next three stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next three stitches* (repeat *to end) (40)
Rnd 6) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next four stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next four stitches* (repeat *to end) (48)
Rnd 7 - 13) ch 1, hdc in same as joining and ch 1, hdc in each stitch around. (48)
 
Rnd 14 - ch1, sc in each stitch around (48)
 
Rnd 15 - Scallop edge - chain 1, sc in same stitch as chain 1, skip next stitch, *5 dc in next stitch(shell made), skip next stitch, sc in next stitch*, Repeat the pattern between the * till the end. You should have 12 shells and sc.
 
 
ROSE INSTRUCTIONS
After playing with several stitches to create the perfect rose for this hat, below is the one I came up with that works the best.
 
With the red yarn chain as many as you want. The more you chain the bigger the rose will be in width.
 
For this hat I did two sizes.
 
Rose 1
Chain 21
In second chain from hook -  hdc one, dc one in stitch
Repeat this in each stitch to the end to the end. Leave a long tail for sewing the rose together
 
Once you have all stitches completed roll the crochet row you just made to form  rose. This is where you can roll it tight or loose to get the desired look. Sew the rose together.
 
Rose 2
Chain 15
In second chain from hook - dc one, tr one in stitch
Repeat this in each stitch to the end to the end. Leave a long tail for sewing the rose together
 
Construct the rose the same as rose 1
 
Play around with stitches and size of chains to get smaller or bigger roses for the type of project you are working on.
 
 
 
 


Sunday, January 19, 2014

OLD FASHIONED CROCHET FLAPPER HAT


 
I just love the look of this old fashioned flapper hat. I saw this on Pinterest and just had to make it. I used Deborah Norville serenity chunky yarn in black and lilac chiffon pink.
 
LINK TO PATTERN
 
The pattern is from Simply Made by Erin and can be found "HERE"
 
The rose is a very simple pattern
 
You will chain as many as you want to get the desired puffiness of the flower.
 
 
 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

THE COLEY HAT



I made this hat for my daughter Nicole and named it after her. She wanted one that would match anything she wore.
 
I made this with my basic hat pattern found "HERE" and replaced the last round with a scallop edge.
 
The yarn I used was Vanna's choice, which is soft and   warm when you use two strands to make it bulky to be used with my hat pattern.

RUSTIC/SHABBY CHIC WEDDING INVITATION



My sister is getting married this October in Florida. The theme is Rustic/Shabby Chic. I wanted to come up with an invitation that was simplistic, yet elegant at the same time. I feel I was able to capture the true them of the wedding in this invitation.
 
The lace trim adds the shabby chic, along with the key that is the central focus of the whole weeding.
 
 



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CROCHET HAT AND INFINITY SCARF SETS


I just love the "homespun yarns" by Lion Brand. They make for warm and cozy winter wear. I decided to take my basic beanie hats and infinity scarfs and make sets for family and friends this Christmas season.

Yarn used was bulky painted desert


This one is a smaller length scarf with a removable flower on the hat. I added the button so that the flower can be removable for those whose prefer not to have it.  

Yarn used was bulky pearls



This is a beautiful fall color combination. I just love these colors.

 
Yarn used was bulky harvest
 
SCARF DIRECTION
Homespun Super Bulky or Bulky yarn
Using a K- hook
Chain 21

Row 1 - Dc in 5th chain from the hook, chain 2, dc in same stitch. Skip next 2 stitches, *dc-ch 2-dc all in next stitch (v stitch made).* Repeat 3 more times. DC in last stitch. Chain 3, turn.
Row 2 - In each chain 2 space work a v-stitch. Dc in top of chain 3. Chain 3, turn.

REPEAT THE ROWS UNTIL YOU GET THE DESIRED LENTH.

Join together at each end by either whip stitching together or slip stitching across the two rows to join them.


HAT DIRECTIONS
Lion Brand Homespun Bulky
Red Heart 4ply
Crochet hook - K

PATTERN
Start with a magic circle
Rnd 1) 8 hdc in circle
Rnd 2) ch1, 2 hdc in each stitch (16) 
Rnd 3) ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch* (repeat the pattern between the * to end) (24)
Rnd 4) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next two stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches* (repeat * to end) (32)
Rnd 5) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next three stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next three stitches* (repeat *to end) (40)
Rnd 6) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next four stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next four stitches* (repeat *to end) (48)
Rnd 7) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next five stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next five stitches* (repeat *to end) (56)
Rnd 8 - 16) ch 1, hdc in same as joining and ch 1, hdc in each stitch around. (56)
 
To lengthen your hat just add more rounds.
 
If you are using the "Super Bulky" then you would use crochet hook M and work pattern to round 5, skipping round 6 & 7, continue onto rounds 8, you will repeat rnd 8 until you get the desired length you want.
 
 
FLOWER DIRECTIONS
K - Hook

If you are using 4 ply use two strands

Create a magic circle, chain 1
FOUNDATION PETAL 1 -in the circle, Hdc chain 3, Repeat hdc, chain 3 in the circle until you have 6 chain 3 spaces. join with a slip stitch to first hdc. pull circle tight to close circle.
PETAL 1 - Slip stitch into the first chain 3 space. Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in space. Reapeat for each chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch to first sc.
FOUNDATION PETAL 2 - Sc around the post of the first hdc of the foundation row, chain 5, sc around the post of the next hdc of the foundation row chain 5. Repeat around for 6 petals just like the first petal. join with a slip stitch to sc.
PETAL 2 - Sc into chain 5 space and work hdc, dc, 3 Trc, dc, hdc, sc all in the chain 5 space. Repeat foe each chain 5 space. join to first sc.
 

CROCHET V STITCH INFINITY SCARFS

 
Infinity scarfs have become very popular where I live , especial with the -20 weather conditions we get here in Northern Maine. This is a simple v stitch that makes a great scarf. It works up pretty quick and can be any length you want.
 
The one above is made with "Homespun" yarn by Lion Brand. It is a super soft yarn with some texture to it. It is a "Bulky" weighted yarn.
 
PATTERN
Using a K- hook
Chain 21
 
Row 1 - Dc in 5th chain from the hook, chain 2, dc in same stitch. Skip next 2 stitches, *dc-ch 2-dc all in next stitch (v stitch made).* Repeat 3 more times. DC in last stitch. Chain 3, turn.
Row 2 - In each chain 2 space work a v-stitch. Dc in top of chain 3. Chain 3, turn.
 
REPEAT THE ROWS UNTIL YOU GET THE DESIRED LENTH.
 
Join together at each end by either whip stitching together or slip stitching across the two rows to join them.

 
This beautiful infinity scarf was made with the "Super Bulky" Lion Brand yarn. See the difference in the width of the scarf compared to the one above. I love this one as it is soft and chunky.
 
Have fun making several creation. Add more chains to get a wider scarf.
 
 
This one was done with less rows for an infinity scarf that fits the neck perfectly without any extra for looping like the two above.
 
 


Friday, December 20, 2013

BROWN & CREAM CROCHET HAT





I love this simple hat pattern I created using the super bulky yarn by Lion Brand. For this one I used the Santa Fe Tweed #301 and double strands of Red Hearts cream for the bottom rim of the hat.

This is for an ADULT size hat
Yarn
Lion Brand Wool-ease thick & quick
Red Heart 4ply
Crochet hook
K for size x-small to small
 L for size medium to large

PATTERN
Start with a magic circle
Rnd 1) 8 hdc in circle
Rnd 2) ch1, 2 hdc in each stitch (16) 
Rnd 3) ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch* (repeat in between from *to* to the end) (24)
Rnd 4) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next two stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches* (repeat *to end) (32)
Rnd 5) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next three stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next three stitches* (repeat *to end) (40)
Rnd 6) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next four stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next four stitches* (repeat *to end) (48)
Rnd 7 - 11) ch 1, hdc in same as joining, hdc in each stitch around. (48)
12-13)  Join Cream, hdc in each stitch around. (48)
14) ch 1, *sc in same as joining, skip next st, 4 sc in next stitch, skip next st*, *repeat to end, finish off.

To make it longer add the extra rows before you change the color


FLOWER DIRECTIONS
Create a magic circle, chain 1
FOUNDATION PETAL 1 -in the circle, Hdc chain 3, Repeat hdc, chain 3 in the circle until you have 6 chain 3 spaces. join with a slip stitch to first hdc. pull circle tight to close circle.
PETAL 1 - Slip stitch into the first chain 3 space. Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in space. Reapeat for each chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch to first sc.
FOUNDATION PETAL 2 - Sc around the post of the first hdc of the foundation row, chain 5, sc around the post of the next hdc of the foundation row chain 5. Repeat around for 6 petals just like the first petal. join with a slip stitch to sc.
PETAL 2 - Sc into chain 5 space and work hdc, dc, 3 Trc, dc, hdc, sc all in the chain 5 space. Repeat foe each chain 5 space. join to first sc.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MY OTHER CREATIONS FROM THIS SIMPLE PATTERN
Use different size crochet hooks to get the size gage you need for a child or an adult hat. You will also want to use different sizes depending on the yarn you use.
 

Friday, December 13, 2013

DAISY ME CROCHET HAT

 
I JUST LOVE HOW THIS ONE CAME OUT
 
I had purchased some super bulky yarn awhile back when it was on sale, however I could never find just the right pattern or look. I played around with some patterns until I gave up and tried it on my own. I used just your basic concept and just love how it came out.
 
Lion Brand Super Bulky
Red Heart 4ply
Crochet hook - L
 
PATTERN
Start with a magic circle
Rnd 1) 8 hdc in circle
Rnd 2) ch1, 2 hdc in each stitch (16) 
Rnd 3) ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch* (repeat in between from *to* to the end) (24)
Rnd 4) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next two stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches* (repeat *to end) (32)
Rnd 5) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next three stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next three stitches* (repeat *to end) (40)
Rnd 6) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next four stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next four stitches* (repeat *to end) (48)
Rnd 7 - 13) ch 1, dc in same as joining, dc in each stitch around. (48)
Rnd 14) ch 1, *sc in same as joining, skip next st, 4 sc in next stitch, skip next st*, *repeat to end, finish off.

To make it longer add the extra rows before the last round.
 


FLOWER DIRECTIONS
Create a magic circle, chain 1
FOUNDATION PETAL 1 -in the circle, Hdc chain 3, Repeat hdc, chain 3 in the circle until you have 6 chain 3 spaces. join with a slip stitch to first hdc. pull circle tight to close circle.
PETAL 1 - Slip stitch into the first chain 3 space. Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in space. Reapeat for each chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch to first sc.
FOUNDATION PETAL 2 - Sc around the post of the first hdc of the foundation row, chain 5, sc around the post of the next hdc of the foundation row chain 5. Repeat around for 6 petals just like the first petal. join with a slip stitch to sc.
PETAL 2 - Sc into chain 5 space and work hdc, dc, 3 Trc, dc, hdc, sc all in the chain 5 space. Repeat foe each chain 5 space. join to first sc.
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE MY OTHER CREATIONS FROM THIS SIMPLE PATTERN
 
Use different size crochet hooks to get the size gage you need for a child or an adult hat. You will also want to use different sizes depending on the yarn you use.
 


SUNNY & BRIGHT CROCHET EAR FLAP HAT

 
 
We have this pretty AMAZING store here in Maine called Mardens. It is a surplus store that is always full of great buy's, however items are typically not there for long and do not get replenished, their motto is "you should have bought it when you saw it at Mardens" so when I saw this Lion Brand bulky yarn for $1.99 a skein I had to grab it.
 
The flower was made with red heart LOVELY soft yarn holding two strands together for a bulky effect.
 
The colors complement each other so well. The yellow is a beautiful soft yellow that works just perfect.
 
The hat pattern is from "Buzzy Moms creation Etsy store"
(click on name to go to pattern)
 
FLOWER DIRECTIONS
Create a magic circle, chain 1
FOUNDATION PETAL 1 -in the circle, Hdc chain 3, Repeat hdc, chain 3 in the circle until you have 6 chain 3 spaces. join with a slip stitch to first hdc. pull circle tight to close circle.
PETAL 1 - Slip stitch into the first chain 3 space. Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in space. Reapeat for each chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch to first sc.
FOUNDATION PETAL 2 - Sc around the post of the first hdc of the foundation row, chain 5, sc around the post of the next hdc of the foundation row chain 5. Repeat around for 6 petals just like the first petal. join with a slip stitch to sc.
PETAL 2 - Sc into chain 5 space and work hdc, dc, 3 Trc, dc, hdc, sc all in the chain 5 space. Repeat foe each chain 5 space. join to first sc.
 

HOMESPUN CROCHET HAT


 
 
 
I was all the mall and saw a young lady wearing the most adorable hat, I loved it so much I even asked here where she got it. When she told me she got it at a craft fair, I just knew I could make one. So off to the stores I went in search of the yarn.
 
The yarn is homespun yarn by Lion Brand. It is a very soft bulky yarn that works any hat up fast.
 
I played around with the pattern and flower for a bit until it came out just the way I saw it on the young lady.
 
I LOVE THEM
 
Below are the instructions for an adult hat
 
Lion Brand Homespun Bulky

Red Heart 4ply

Crochet hook - K



PATTERN

Start with a magic circle

Rnd 1) 8 hdc in circle

Rnd 2) ch1, 2 hdc in each stitch (16) 

Rnd 3) ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch* (repeat the pattern between the * to end) (24)

Rnd 4) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next two stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next two stitches* (repeat * to end) (32)

Rnd 5) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next three stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next three stitches* (repeat *to end) (40)

Rnd 6) ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next four stitches, *2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next four stitches* (repeat *to end) (48)

Rnd 7 - 14) ch 1, dc in same as joining and ch 1, dc in each stitch around. (48)


To lengthen your hat just add more rounds.

If you are using the "Super Bulky" then you would use crochet hook M and work pattern to round 5, skipping round 6, continue onto rounds 7, you will repeat rnd 7 until you get the desired length you want.

For the one above I still had 14 rows, however the 6th rnd was replaced by the 7th round instructions.


FLOWER DIRECTIONS
K - Hook

If you are using 4 ply use two strands
Create a magic circle, chain 1
FOUNDATION PETAL 1 -in the circle, Hdc chain 3, Repeat hdc, chain 3 in the circle until you have 6 chain 3 spaces. join with a slip stitch to first hdc. pull circle tight to close circle.
PETAL 1 - Slip stitch into the first chain 3 space. Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc in space. Reapeat for each chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch to first sc.
FOUNDATION PETAL 2 - Sc around the post of the first hdc of the foundation row, chain 5, sc around the post of the next hdc of the foundation row chain 5. Repeat around for 6 petals just like the first petal. join with a slip stitch to sc.
PETAL 2 - Sc into chain 5 space and work hdc, dc, 3 Trc, dc, hdc, sc all in the chain 5 space. Repeat foe each chain 5 space. join to first sc.
 
 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

CROCHET SNOWFLAKE HAT

 
With the winter season upon use and the snow falling, I wanted to make a hat for my little great niece that had snowflakes. I used a soft pink and it came out awesome. I used the cross over stitch in the pattern to give it some dimension.