Tuesday, 24 December 2013

How To - Crochet a Quick and Simple Beanie for Ladies to Mens Size


This is the sixth and last post in a short mini series on how to crochet a quick and simple beanie using double crochet stitches. 

This pattern uses chunky/bulky weight yarn (yarn weight of 5) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Beanie Ladies to Mens Size
Hat circumference 21" to fit up to 23"-24" head circumference

Round 1
Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop - (12)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Round 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48)

Round 5
Ch2, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (60)

Round 6
Ch2, 1dc in next 8 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (66)

Rounds 7 - 20
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (6) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Happy crafting folks!






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How To - Crochet a Quick and Simple Beanie for Teens to Small Ladies Size


This is the fifth post in a short mini series on how to crochet a quick and simple beanie using double crochet stitches. 

This pattern uses chunky/bulky weight yarn (yarn weight of 5) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Beanie Teens to Small Ladies Size
Hat circumference 20" to fit up to 22" head circumference

Round 1
Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop - (12)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Round 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48)

Round 5
Ch2, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (60)

Rounds 6 - 19
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (60) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Happy crafting folks!






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Sunday, 22 December 2013

How To - Crochet a Quick and Simple Beanie for 3 years - pre-teens


This is the fourth post in a short mini series on how to crochet a quick and simple beanie using double crochet stitches. 

This pattern uses chunky/bulky weight yarn (yarn weight of 5) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Beanie 3 years to pre-teens
Hat circumference 18" to fit up to 20" head circumference

Round 1
Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop - (12)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Round 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48)

Round 5
Ch2, 1dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (54)

Rounds 6 - 18
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (54) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Happy crafting folks!






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How To - Crochet a Quick and Simple Beanie for 12 months - 3 years



This is the third post in a short mini series on how to crochet a quick and simple beanie using double crochet stitches. 

This pattern uses chunky/bulky weight yarn (yarn weight of 5) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Beanie 12 months - 3 years
Hat circumference 17" to fit up to 19" head circumference

Round 1
Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop - (12)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Round 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48)

Round 5
Ch2, 1dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 15 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (51)

Rounds 6 - 15
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (51) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Happy crafting folks!






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How To - Crochet a Quick and Simple Beanie for 6-12 months


This is the second post in a short mini series on how to crochet a quick and simple beanie using double crochet stitches. 

This pattern uses chunky/bulky weight yarn (yarn weight of 5) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Beanie 6-12 months
Hat circumference 16" to fit up to 18" head circumference

Round 1
Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop - (12)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Round 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48)

Rounds 5 - 13
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Happy crafting folks!






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How To - Crochet a Quick and Simple Beanie for 0-6 months

This is the first post in a short mini series on how to crochet a quick and simple beanie using double crochet stitches. 

This pattern uses chunky/bulky weight yarn (yarn weight of 5) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Beanie 0-6 months
Hat circumference 12" to fit up to 16" head circumference (possibly 17")

Round 1
Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop - (12)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 3
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Rounds 4 - 12
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Happy crafting folks!






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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New Knitting Magazine from the makers of Inside Crochet Magazine


New Knitting Magazine hits our UK stores! always a cause for celebration for us crafters. (^-^)

Not only am I excited to see this scrumptious knitting delight in the form of a knitting bookazine but I am also rather delighted to see our very own knitting designer Deborah Reader featuring a baby beanie pattern in this new knitting magazine.

The Knitting Collection is from the lovely people behind Inside Crochet magazine and Deborah has designed an adorable Fairisle inspired baby beanie, which she describes as;

"a beautifully soft baby beanie inspired by traditional Norwegian designs and wintry days".

The Knitting Collection is packed with over 40 projects for you to enjoy and the first ever issue came out on the 29th November (2013).

The first issue also features some other gorgeous patterns such as an Angel Cake Top, a Chunky Cable Throw, a Textured Cropped Cardie, an adorable Vintage style teddy bear, which just makes me wish I could knit so much better, and many more sophisticated and inspiring knit projects for you to try.

For more information on the Knitting Collection bookazine and Inside Crochet magazine then please head on over to www.insidecrochet.co.uk

Happy crafting folks!





Sunday, 1 December 2013

FREE Crochet and Knitting Pattern Treats this December with HappyBerry

December is rather a special month here at HappyBerry as we will be delighting you with a host of festive pattern treats and I am delighted to announce our biggest Christmas gift of all to you.

As a huge thank you for your continuing support and kind words, we at HappyBerry have decided to give a little something back to you this Christmas and have been very busy putting together an advent calendar of free crochet and knitting patterns for you to enjoy each day until Christmas Eve!

Our homepage on our website is now home to your very own fully interactive advent calendar, where you can enjoy searching for the date of the day, and open a little door to receive a little surprise free crochet or knitting pattern to try that day. It will always be a written pattern but sometimes an extra video tutorial will accompany the written pattern.

You can't open them all at once though he he peeking is not allowed (^-^)

So if this tickles your festive fancy then do make sure to pop by our website throughout December here www.happyberry.co.uk


Mini Star Tutorial

In the meantime you can also check out my recent video tutorial on how to make an ultra quick mini star, just perfect as a Christmas decoration either for your tree or for adding to presents.

To make your star you will need;

- DK/Light worsted weight yarn
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle and scissors

Round 1
Crochet 10hdc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

OR ch4, sl st in ch1 to form a loop and crochet 10hdc into your loop - (10)

Round 2
*ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in next ch, 1dc in next ch, sl st in next st on main circle, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * until end and you have 5 points.

I am also amazed to announce that our YouTube channel has reached over 10,000 subscribers just this last week but even more amazingly we have now over 11,000+ subscribers! I didnt even have time to change the image opposite. I was hoping just to reach 10,000 before Christmas so this has been an absolute delight and I hope that I can continue bringing all my subscribers fun and exciting crochet projects to try. If you haven't subbed already then you can do so here, as well as watch my embarrassing introduction video he he http://www.youtube.com/happyberrycrochet

Happy crocheting!

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

How To - Crochet a Thanksgiving Turkey



This pattern is for my lovely American and Canadian friends out there but the wonderful thing about this crochet pattern is that it is an adaption of my recent crochet video tutorial on how to make a little bird which you can watch here! So you can use this main body pattern to make many different types of birds. See my Robin below as another example.


The steps are the same for the main body but for the turkey I have chosen to use the following materials as well as adding some extra features;

  • Chunky/bulky weight yarn in dark brown
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in red, orange and yellow
  • 5.0mm crochet hook for the body
  • 3.0mm crochet hook for all other body parts
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing
  • Yarn needle and scissors

DB = Dark Brown
R = Red
O = Orange
Y = Yellow


Main Body

Round 1
Using DB and a 5.0mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

You can watch my tutorial here on how to work the magic circle if you would like;
http://youtu.be/0m0952XQjbA

Round 2
Without chaining, work 2sc in next st and in ea st around, do not join round - (12)

Round 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Rounds 4 - 5 
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (18)

Round 6
1sc in next st, 4sc in next 2 sts, 1sc in last 15 sts - (24)

Round 7
1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 4sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last 17 sts - (29)

Round 8
1sc in next st, 1sc in next 13 sts in front loops only, 1sc in next 6 sts as normal, sc2tog, 1sc in next st, sc2tog, 1sc in last 4 sts - (27)

Round 9
1sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog twice, 1sc in last 3 sts - (25)

Round 10
sc2tog twice, 1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog 4 times, 1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog twice, sc3tog, 1sc in last 2 sts - (15)

Pause your work here and start on the other body parts. This makes it easier to sew them on and hide the ends on the inside.

Tail Feathers

Row 1
Join R in first back loop only from round 8 with a sc, 1sc in ea back loop along - (13)

Row 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), turn, 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along - (13)

Row 3
Ch1, turn, working in front loops only for this row, crochet 10dc in 1st st, *sk1, sl st in next st, sk1, 10dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (4 red fan shapes made)

Row 4
Ch1, turn, 1sc in first back loop from row 3 and in ea back loop along - (13)

Row 5
Join O with your ch1, turn, again working in front loops only for this row, sl st in 1st st, *sk1, 10dc in next st, sk1, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (3 orange fan shapes made)

Row 6
Ch1, turn, 1sc in first back loop from row 5 and in ea back loop along - (13)

Row 7
Join Y with your ch1, turn, crochet 10dc in 1st st, *sk1, sl st in next st, sk1, 10dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (4 yellow fan shapes made) Fasten off R, O and Y. Tie in all tails (no pun intended!)

Wings (make twice)

Row 1
Using R ch5, 2sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st along - (8)

Row 2
Join O with ch1 (again don't count as st here or onwards), turn, [1sc, 1dc] in 1st st, [1dc, 1sc] in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts, [1sc, 1dc] in next st, 2tr in next st, [1dc, 1sc] in next st, 1sc in last st - (13)

Row 3
Join Y with ch1, turn, 2sc in 1st st and in ea st along - (26) Fasten off and sew both wings onto your main body, making sure they are placed correctly (you want the fatter part of the wing to be at the tail end of your bird).

Eyes, Beak and Wattle Skin

To make the eyes take two short lengths of Y and tie 3 knots into the middle of each length. Sew both ends into your main body and tie on the inside.

Wattle Skin

To make the wattle skin, take R and ch6, then crochet [1sc, 1dc, 1tr] in 2nd st from hook, [1tr, 1dc, 1sc] in next st, sl st in next st, [1sc, 1dc, 1tr] in next st, [1tr, 1dc, 1sc] in last st. Fasten off and sew onto your main body under the eyes.

Beak

Using Y, ch4, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in last st. Fasten off and sew onto main body over the top of your wattle skin.

Now stuff your turkey, preferable with toy stuffing or yarn scraps rather than sage and onion he he.... I know terrible humour (>.<)

..Main Body Continued

Round 11
sc2tog 3 times, 1sc in next st, sc2tog 4 times - (8)

Round 12
sc2tog 4 times - (4) Sew remaining gap closed with tail yarn. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

And now you're done!

Smaller Birds
Nursery birds using same main body pattern. 

If you would like to make the smaller birds, simply use DK/Light worsted weight yarn and a 3mm crochet hook for the main body.

Small Wings

To make the smaller wings use a 2.5mm crochet hook or similar and ch6, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sl st in next st, 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 5dc in last st.

Turning your work clockwise and crocheting back into your foundation chains crochet 1hdc in your 2nd foundation ch (your 1st was the last st where you worked 5dc), 1sc in next ch, 1sl st in remaining 2 chs, fasten off and sew onto your main body. See video above for instructions as well.

Robin version using same main body pattern.
Small Beak

Row 1
To make the smaller beak use a 2.5mm crochet hook or similar, ch3, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in last st - (2)

Row 2
Ch1, don't count as st, turn, sc2tog - (1) Fasten off and sew onto your main body sideways.






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Friday, 15 November 2013

How To - Crochet a Strawberry


Another free crochet pattern for thee! This time for an adorable strawberry. (^-^)

Very quick and easy to make so here is what you will need;

Materials Required

  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in red, green and pale yellow (or white, or pale green).
  • 3.0 mm crochet hook or similar
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing
  • Scissors and a yarn needle

Finished size is as real-life, approx. 1inch x 1inch

Videos relating to this pattern are:
Magic circle technique: http://youtu.be/0m0952XQjbA



Round 1
Using R and a 3.0mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

OR ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a loop and work 6sc into your loop

Round 2
1sc in ea st around - (6) Do not join rounds.

Round 3
2sc in next st and in ea st around - (12)

Round 4
1sc in ea st around - (12)

Round 5
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat until end - (18)

Round 6
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat until end - (24)

Round 7
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat until end - (30)

Rounds 8 - 10
1sc in ea st around - (30)

Round 11
*1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat until end - (24)

Stop here and using PY and a yarn needle, sew some small sts onto your strawberry. Be careful not to pull to tightly otherwise you may distort your strawberry shape. Fasten off PY.

Round 12
*sc2tog* repeat until end - (12)

Stop here and stuff your strawberry with either toy stuffing or yarn scraps.

Round 13
*sc2tog* repeat until end - (6)

Fasten off R and using remaining tail end and a yarn needle sew your remaining gap closed. Do this by repeatedly sewing into the next 2 sts and draw-stringing your hole closed.

Hide your tail ends on the inside of your strawberry by sewing through your strawberry a few times (without pulling too tight otherwise you will distort your strawberry shape), push your strawberry down gently and keeping your tail end taut, cut your yarn, let go of your strawberry allowing it to bounce back and doing so will hide your tail end on the inside.

Now for the greenery!

Round 1
Using G and a 3.0mm crochet hook, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten and sl st to join - (5)

OR ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a loop and work 5sc into your loop

Round 2
Ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1sl st in next 2 chs, 1sc in same st as chs, *1sl st in next st on main circle, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1sl st in next 2 chs, 1sc in same st as chs* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join round, fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto your strawberry, hiding your tails end the same way as before.

And now you're done!

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

How To - Crochet Simple Adult Slippers for Men or Women


This pattern is oh so simple to do but I am working on a video tutorial of it as well which I will share when it has finally uploaded. 

No-one likes to wait for a pattern right? so here is the written version first! Yay!

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I loved designing them.

Suitable for beginners.





Materials Required

1 x 100g ball of chunky/bulky weight yarn in white
Some chunky/bulky weight yarn in green
I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
Scissors and yarn needle

Finished Sizes

Teens to adult – one size only (5-7 UK)

See notes for larger/smaller sizes.

Gauge

3hdc to 1”

Additional Notes

This pattern is in US terminology.

For longer or shorter slippers crochet more or less rounds on rounds 6 – 13 or rounds 14 – 22.

For thinner or wider slippers crochet more or less chains at the beginning or work less increase rounds at the beginning.

Stitch Library

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
() = total stitches

W = white yarn G = green yarn

Video tutorials relating to this pattern.
Crocheting into foundation stitches: http://youtu.be/FMdj4j8E9U0

Left Slipper

Round 1
Using W and an I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, ch9, 2hdc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next 6 sts, 5hdc in last st. Working back into your foundation chains again work 1hdc in 2nd chain along (your 1st chain was the same as the last chain from the first row, where you worked 5hdc), 1hdc in next 5 chs, 3hdc in last ch – (22 total sts from both rows).

Round 2
Without joining your round here and onwards, 1hdc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next 2sts, 1hdc in last 10 sts – (24)

Round 3
1hdc in next 11 sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in last 10 sts – (26)

Round 4
1hdc in next 12 sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in last 10 sts – (28)

Round 5
1hdc in next 13 sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in last 10 sts – (30)

Rounds 6 – 13
1hdc in ea st around – (30)

Round/Row 14
1hdc in next 25 sts, ch1 (don’t count as st here and onwards), TURN, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 20 sts – (21 – we’re only counting 21 sts now)

Rows 15 – 22
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 20 sts – (21)

Row 23
Ch1, TURN, hdc2tog 5 times, 1hdc in next st, hdc2tog 5 times – (11)

Row 24
Ch1, TURN, hdc2tog twice, hdc3tog, hdc2tog twice – (5)

Row 25
Ch1, TURN, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next st, hdc2tog – (3)

Row 26
Ch1, TURN, hdc3tog – (1) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Round 27
Re-join W anywhere on back on slipper, near the edge and work 1sc neatly around opening of slipper, join G with sl st to join round – (st count is not important).

Round 28
Continuing in G, work 1 sl st in ea sc around, sl st in first sl st to join round. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Right Slipper
Round 1
Using W and an I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, ch9, 2hdc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next 6 sts, 5hdc in last st. Working back into your foundation chains again work 1hdc in 2nd chain along (your 1st chain was the same as the last chain from the first row, where you worked 5hdc), 1hdc in next 5 chs, 3hdc in last ch – (22 total sts from both rows).

Round 2
Without joining your round here and onwards, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 20 sts, 2hdc in last st – (24)

Round 3
1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 21sts, 2hdc in last st – (26)

Round 4
1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 22sts, 2hdc in last st – (28)

Round 5
1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 23sts, 2hdc in last st – (30)

Rounds 6 – 28
Repeat rounds 6 – 28 of left slipper.

And now you’re done!

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Friday, 1 November 2013

How To - Crochet a Remembrance Day Poppy


I designed this poppy actually a few years ago now on Remembrance Sunday here in the UK when raising money for the Royal British Legion, as my family personally lost at least 2 uncles in WW1, which I discovered when researching my ancestry.

I felt designing this poppy was my way of remembering their courage but also the sorrow they left behind.

I now share this poppy pattern with you so you can remember your heroes in your own personal way.

You are more than welcome to sell poppies made from this pattern to raise money for charities of your choice.

Materials Required

DK/Light worsted weight yarn in red
DK/Light worsted weight yarn in black
C/2 (2.5/2.75mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn needle for sewing

Finished Sizes

2” approx. in width

Gauge

Not essential for this project.

Additional Notes

This pattern is in US terminology.

R = red yarn B = black yarn

Round 1
Using B and a C/2 (2.5 or 2.75mm) crochet hook, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join – (5)

OR ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a loop.

Round 2
2sc in ea st around – (10)

OR work 10sc into your ch4 loop – (10)

Round 3
Join R with sl st to join round, ch1 (count as st), 1sc in next 5 sts – (6)

Round 4
Ch1 (don’t count as st here or onwards), turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (8)

Round 5
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (10)

Round 6
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (12)

Round 7
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (14)

Round 8
Work 1sc neatly down edge of petal back to black, 1sc in next 5 sts (along the black), sl st in next st to match up red yarn.

Round 9
Ch1, turn, sk sl st, 1sc in 1st st (sc from previous row), 2sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (6)

Round 10
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (8)

Round 11
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (10)

Round 12
Work 1sc neatly down edge of petal back to black, sl st in next st and fasten off using black yarn tails to tie onto whatever you desire! (^-^)

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Thursday, 3 October 2013

How To - Simple and Quick Newborn Baby Booties

Due to very popular demand I have finally written down my tutorial to my very simple newborn baby booties! hoorah!

You can watch my video tutorial at the bottom of this written pattern on how to make them as well as my video tutorial on how to make the matching newborn beanie.

These booties are very quick to work up and look great in 3 colours but you can of course just keep them plain in one colour. Have fun!

So what will you need, let's read on...


Simple and Quick Newborn Baby Booties!

You will need;

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in light blue, dark blue and white (or your chosen colours)
  • Yarn needle and scissors
DB = Dark Blue
LB = Light Blue
W = White


Step 1
Add a slip-stitch trim and some roses for a sweeter finish
Using DB and 3.5mm crochet hook, ch15, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 12 sts, 2sc in last st - (16)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, work 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 12 sts, 2sc in last st - (32 sts in total from steps 1 and 2) sl st in next st regardless of round.

Step 3
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 13 sts, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 13 sts, 3dc in last st - (40) sl st in top of ch2

Step 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch2 - (48)

Step 5
Ch1, in front loops only for this round crochet 1sc in ea front loop around, sl st in ch1 - (48)

Step 6
Ch1, 1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog, dc2tog six times, hdc2tog, 1sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog, 1sc in last st, join LB with sl st in ch1 - (38)

Step 7
Continuing in LB ch1, 1sc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog, dc2tog three times, hdc2tog, 1sc in last 13 sts, join W with sl st in ch1 - (33)

Step 8
Continuing in W ch1, 1sc in next 13 sts, hdc2tog, dc2tog twice, hdc2tog, 1sc in last 11 sts, sl st in ch1 - (29) Fasten off and tie in all tails.



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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

How To - Sarah and Duck Crochet Pattern

This is probably more well known to us Brits but there is no reason why all crocheters cannot enjoy these adorable characters from a well-known British children's TV show called Sarah and Duck. 

I decided to make these characters because the show is still fairly new and cuddly toy versions don't exist. With a 3 year old totally addicted to the sweet cartoon it only made sense to get my crochet designer hat on (it's crocheted of course) to put together a design for Sarah and Duck!

I think they came out fairly well so I thought I would share the pattern with you guys so here is the crochet pattern for everyone to enjoy making them!

I do not recommend selling the finished items though due to BBC/Karrot Entertainment copyright laws! You have been warned (^-^).


So let's begin...


Crochet Pattern - Sarah and Duck

You will need;
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in the following colours;
    • Turquoise Green (T)
    • Cream (C)
    • White (W)
    • Red (R)
    • Dark Yellow (DY)
    • Light Yellow (LY)
    • Dark Green (G)
    • Brown (Br)
    • Black (B)
    • Light Pink (LP)
    • Dark Pink (DP)
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Toy stuffing
Some of the yarn is doubled up but the pattern will state to use two strands instead of one. If the pattern doesn't say to use two strands, just use one as normal. If you prefer you can use a chunky/bulky yarn instead of doubling up the yarn when required.

Duck

Head

Step 1
Taking two strands of T and a 4mm crochet hook, ch7, 1sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st along - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

You can watch my tutorial here on how to work in foundation chains:
http://youtu.be/FMdj4j8E9U0

Steps 3 - 5
1sc in ea st around - (12) Remember! Don't join rounds unless it says to do so.

Step 6
2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts - (14)

Steps 7 - 8
1sc in ea st around - (14) Fasten off and tie in tails.

Body (make twice)

Step 1
Taking two strands of C and a 4mm crochet hook, work 7 sc foundation sts - (7)

You can watch my tutorial here on how to work single crochet foundation stitches:
http://youtu.be/ccuyqCnIO18

Step 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout unless stated), turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 5 sts, 2hdc in last st - (8)

Step 3
Ch1, turn, 2hdc in 1st st, 1hdc in next 7 sts - (9)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 7 sts, 2hdc in last st - (10)

Step 5
Ch1, turn, 2hdc in 1st st, 1hdc in next 9 sts - (11)

Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 9 sts, 2hdc in last st - (12)

Steps 7 - 8
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in ea st along - (12)

Step 9
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 10 sts - (11)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 8 sts, hdc2tog - (10)

Step 11
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 6 sts - (8)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice - (6)

Step 13
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 2 sts - (4)

Step 14
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice - (2) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails and repeat for other side.

Eyes (make twice)

Step 1
Using W and a 3mm crochet hook, ch5, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in  next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (16) Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto head.

Eyes - Pupils

Take 2 short lengths of B and tie 3 knots into each length in the middle. Sew each end onto the white of the eye and tie on the back. Repeat for other eye and sew finished eyes onto the head either side.

Beak

Step 1
Using DY and a 3mm crochet hook, ch4, 1sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st along - (3)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 1sc in ea st along - (6 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Steps 3 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (6) Fasten off and sew onto head at the front.

Wing (make twice)

Step 1
Using C and a 3mm crochet hook, crochet 6 sc foundation sts - (6)

Step 2
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 4 sts, 2hdc in last st - (7)

Step 3
Ch1, turn, 2hdc in 1st st, 1hdc in next 6 sts - (8)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in next 5 sts, hdc2tog - (7)

Step 5
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts, ss in next 2 sts - (6)

Step 6
Ch1, turn, sk2, ss in next st, 1sc in next st, hdc2tog - (3) Ch1 and fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto sides of body. Repeat for second wing and sew wings onto body pieces.

Now take your body pieces and place them together, one on top of each other with the beginning straight edges together and the pointy tails ends together, so they match.

Take your finished head and using C, sew each side of the head onto each side of the body pieces, at the front straight edge ends, starting at the back of the head and sewing round to the front of the duck and then along the other side, to the back of the head again. Tip* Do not sew by looping yarn over the joining edges, instead sew along body edge and then into head edge, then sew along head edge and back down to body edge. This hides the seam better.

Before continuing sewing, stuff your head at this point.

Now sew along the duck's back, joining each body side as you go, under his bottom and to the front of your duck, leaving a small hole for stuffing the body. Do not fasten off.

Feet (make twice)

Step 1
Using LY and a 3mm crochet hook, ch9, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in last st - (10)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in last st - (20 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (24)

Steps 4 - 5
1sc in ea st around - (24)

Step 6
1sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog five times, 1sc in next 6 sts - (19)

Step 7
1sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog three times, 1sc in next 5 sts - (16)

Step 8
1sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in next 2 sts - (12)

Steps 9 - 10
1sc in ea st around - (12) Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto body.

Repeat for other foot and stuff your feet. Sew onto sides/bottom of body pieces either side, hiding your yarn ends on the inside of your duck.

Stuff your body and sew up remaining gap, hiding your yarn end on the inside of your body. You can watch my tutorial on how to do that if you like here: http://youtu.be/kpDYmA4XM3k


Sarah

Head

Step 1
Taking two strands of C and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten and sl st to join - (6)

You can watch my tutorial here on how to work a magic circle:
http://youtu.be/0m0952XQjbA

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (12) Remember! Don't join rounds unless it says to do so.

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Step 6
*1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (36)

Steps 7 - 12
1sc in ea st around - (36)

Step 13
*1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Step 14
*1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

|| PAUSE your work here and start on other parts.

Eyes (make twice)

Step 1
Using W and a 3mm crochet hook, ch5, 2sc in 2nd from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (16)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (20)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (24) Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew onto head.

Eyes - Pupils

Take 2 short lengths of B and tie 3 knots into each length in the middle. Sew each end onto the white of the eye and tie on the back. Repeat for other eye and sew finished eyes onto the head.

Blushys (make twice)

Step 1
Using LP and a 3mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6) Fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto head.

Mouth

Using B sew on a small mouth, hiding ends inside your head.

> CONTINUE your head, making sure to swap back to the 4mm crochet hook...

Step 15
*1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Step 16
*1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (12) 

Stuff your head at this point.

Do not fasten off but continue to make the body using the same doubled up yarn and hook.

Body (head continued)

Step 1
Continuing in doubled up C and 4mm crochet hook, crochet 2sc in ea st around - (24)

Steps 2 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (24)

Step 5
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (36)

Steps 6 - 12
1sc in ea st around - (36)

Step 13
Join LP, 1sc in ea st around - (36) Fasten off LP and C and tie in all tails.

Body - Base


Step 1
Taking two strands of C and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (12)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (30)

Step 6
*1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (36) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Legs (make twice)

Step 1
Using B and a 3mm crochet hook, ch7, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st - (8)


Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st - (16 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in last st* repeat from * to * once more - (20)

Step 4
1sc in ea st around - (20)

Step 5
1sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in next 6 sts - (16)

Step 6
1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in next 4 sts - (12)

Step 7
1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog twice, 1sc in next 4 sts - (10)

Stuff the feet at this point.

Steps 8 - 22
1sc in ea st around - (10) Fasten off on last round. Stuff legs at this point and use remaining yarn to sew legs onto body base. Repeat for other leg.

Arms (make twice)

Step 1
Using C and a 3mm crochet hook, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (5)

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (10)

Steps 3 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (10)

Step 5
*sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end - (5)

Stuff hands only at this point, do not stuff arms. 

Steps 6 - 20
1sc in ea st around - (5) 

Now sew arms onto main body at the side but at the very top by the neckline. Stuff your body and sew body base onto main body.

Hair

Taking a few strands of B, long enough to reach either side of the head, tie them together in the middle and sew into place on the top centre of the head so they now hang down either side in place. You will not see the hair on the top of the head because of the hat so don't worry about it looking a bit bald! You just need to emphasise the hair under the hat by the neck.

Hat 

Step 1
Using G and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 8sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (8)

Step 2
2sc in ea st around - (16)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Step 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (32)

Step 5
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (40)

Steps 6 - 14
1sc in ea st around - (40) Fasten off and tie in all tails. 

Using the beginning tail end piece of yarn, sew up outside of the hat and form a small loop, sew back down and fix into place. This creates a small loop for her hat like on a beret. Use remaining yarn to sew hat into place, making sure to style the hair as you go so it pops out from under the hat at the sides. Also make sure to position the hat slightly to the back of the head rather than on the top directly.

Coat - Back

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 22 sc foundation sts - (22)

Step 2
Ch1 (again don't count as st here or throughout), turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 3
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 5
Join LP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 7
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 8
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (22)

Step 9
Join LP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog twice - (18)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog twice - (14)

Step 11
Join DP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog twice - (10)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog twice - (6) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails.

Coat - Right Front Side

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 12 sc foundation sts - (12)

Step 2
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 3
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 5
Join LP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)




Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat steps 3 and 4 - (12)

Step 9
Join LP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog twice - (9)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog - (6)

Step 11
Join DP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog three times - (3)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, hdc3tog - (1) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails.

Coat - Left Front Side

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 12 sc foundation sts - (12)

Step 2
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 3
Join DP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Step 5
Join LP in ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)




Step 6
Ch1, turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (12)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat steps 3 and 4 - (12)

Step 9
Join LP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog twice, 1hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - (9)

Step 10
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice - (6)

Step 11
Join DP in ch1, turn, hdc2tog three times - (3)

Step 12
Ch1, turn, hdc3tog - (1) Ch1 and fasten off, tie in all tails.

Sew your coat pieces together, making sure seams are on the inside.

Coat - Sleeves (make twice)


Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6 sc foundation sts, sl st in 1st st to form a loop - (6)

Step 2
Ch2 (count as st here and onwards now), 1hdc in next st and in ea st around, join DP with sl st to join round - (6)

Steps 3 - 4
Repeat step 2, but join LP with sl st to join round on last round - (6)

Steps 5 - 6
Repeat step 2, but join DP with sl st to join round on last round - (6)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat step 2, on last round fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing - (6)

Pull sleeves over arms, this can be difficult but do persevere! Put on Sarah's coat and sew the arms onto the main coat, sewing her into her coat.

Hood

Step 1
Using LP and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Step 2
Ch2, 1hdc in same st as chs, 2hdc in ea st around, join DP with sl st to join round - (12)

Step 3
Ch2, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join - (18)

Step 4
Ch2, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, join LP with sl st to join round - (24)

Step 5
Ch2, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, *1hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join - (30)

Step 6
Ch2, 1hdc in next st and in ea st around, join DP with sl st to join round - (30)

Steps 7 - 8
Repeat step 6, fasten off on last round leaving enough yarn to sew hood onto main coat.

Sew hood to main coat. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Zip

Step 1
Using R and a 4mm crochet hook, crochet 3 sc foundation sts - (3)

Step 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here and onwards), turn, 1hdc in 1st st and in ea st along - (3)

Step 3
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog, 1hdc in last st - (2)

Step 4
Ch1, turn, hdc2tog - (1) Ch1 and fasten off using remaining yarn to sew onto coat.

Sew on zip to main coat.

Using B sew some sts up the front seam of your main coat for a zip effect.

Shoes (make twice)

Step 1
Taking two strands of Br and a 4mm crochet hook, ch5, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st - (6)

Step 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chain sts, crochet 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in last st - (12 sts in total from steps 1 and 2)

Step 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * once more - (16)

Step 4
1sc in ea st around - (16)

Step 5
1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog four times, 1sc in last 4 sts - (12)

Step 6
1sc in next 5 sts, ch2, sk5, 1sc in last 2 sts - (9) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Fit your shoe onto Sarah's foot, it is tight but this keeps the shoe on securely. Repeat for other shoe.

And now you're done!

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

How To - Crochet Finger-less Mitten Gloves

The colder months will soon be heading our way or maybe you are still enjoying them (^-^) either way I hope you enjoy this quick crochet pattern on how to make some finger-less mittens.


You can watch my video tutorial on how to make these finger-less mittens here:


You will need

  • Some chunky / bulky weight yarn, a couple of balls should do
  • 6.0mm crochet hook
  • Scissors and a yarn needle

To work cluster stitch variation
Yarn over, crochet into next stitch, yarn over and pull through, 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through first two loops as if starting a double crochet, yarn over and crochet into same stitch, yarn over and pull through, 4 loops on stitch, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops to complete a cluster stitch.

Round 1
Ch2 (count as stitch), work 23 dc foundation stitches, sl st in top of ch2 to form a loop - (24)

You can watch my video on how to work the double crochet foundation stitch here: https://youtu.be/PskA7r0a6Lc

Rounds 2 - 6
1dc fps around next dc post below and around ea dc post around, make sure to work a dc fps around your 2 chains as well but do this at the end, do not join rounds - (24) Sl st into next stitch at end on round 6.

You can watch my video on how to work the front post stitch here: https://youtu.be/zVeBUZs3aRk

Round 7
Ch2 (count as stitch), work 1 cluster in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Rounds 8 - 12
Repeat round 7

Round 13
Ch3 (count first 2 chains as 1 st and last ch as 1 st), sk 6 sts (makes thumb hole), 1 cluster in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch2 of 3 to join. - (19)

Round 14
Ch2 (count as st), 1 cluster in next ch and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (19)

Round 15
Ch2 (count as st), 1 cluster in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (19) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Repeat rounds for your second finger-less mitten.

And now you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more crochet pattern fun then please pop by my website here: http://www.happyberry.co.uk or join me on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/happyberrycrochet  or even come say hi on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet. I'd love to see you!



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Sunday, 4 August 2013

How To - Crochet Tartan Plaid Wash Cloths

I do love designing wash cloths because they give you such a wonderful opportunity to test out new crochet stitches and patterns you haven't used or tried before.



So today I bring you some tartan plaid patterned wash cloths to try! Why not make some in traditional family colours, maybe sports club colours or just baby fresh colours. The choices are endless and they make such fantastic gifts for that special someone.

You can watch my video tutorial on how to make these wash cloths here. Written pattern is below (^-^)


You will need;
  • DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in white (of course you don't have to use white but white here is the base colour)
  • DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in two alternate colours
  • 3.0mm crochet hook or similar
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Finished item using suggested materials makes a 11" x 10.5" wash cloth approx.

For adjusting size, work to units of 8 + 1 (+2 for chaining)

W = white
AC1 = alternate colour 1
AC2 = alternate colour 2

Row 1
Using W, ch67

Row 2
1dc in 4th chain from hook, 1dc in next st, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * until last 6 sts, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in last 3 sts - (65)

Row 3
Ch3 (count as dc here and throughout), 1dc in next 2 sts, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * until last 6 sts, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in top of chains - (65)

Row 4
Ch3 (count as dc here and throughout), 1dc in next 2 sts, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * until last 6 sts, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in top of 3ch joining AC1 in last part of dc st (so start your last dc as normal but when yarning over to finish your dc, crocheting through the last 2 loops, join your new colour instead of using the white) - (65)

Row 5
Repeat row 4 but join AC2 in last part of dc st - (65)

Row 6
Repeat row 4 but join W in last part of dc st - (65)

Rows 7 - 9
Repeat row 4 but join AC1 in last part of dc st on row 9 - (65)

Row 10
Repeat row 5

Row 11
Repeat row 6

Row 12 - 31
Repeat rows 7 - 11 until you have 6 sets of 3 rows of white and 2 rows of alternate colours.

Rows 32 - 34
Repeat row 4 but do not join new colour on last row, instead fasten off and tie in all tails.

Ok! So now for the fun part.

Row 1
  • Using AC2 join your yarn in your first skipped chain on your foundation chain row
  • Put your hook through the chain space above and hook your yarn through from the back
  • Work a slip stitch through the loop on your hook
  • Repeat this up your wash cloth, putting your hook through each chain space up and hooking your yarn through from the back and slip stitching as you go.
  • When at the top finish by placing your hook through the ch1 on your last row and pulling your yarn through from the back again, slip stitch through the loop on your hook to finish
  • Fasten off.
  • (NOTE* Do not slip stitch into the skipped chains between the first and last skipped chain and ch1, you just need to work through the chain spaces. See video if unsure. Also make sure not to crochet your slip stitches too tightly as your work may scrunch up, so after each slip stitch pull your yarn up slightly to meet the next chain space.)

Row 2
Using AC1 join your yarn in your second skipped chain along your foundation chain row, repeat row 1 above to complete your second plaid row.

Rows 3 - 16
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for each skipped stitch chain spaces in your work, working up in the opposite direction of your main wash cloth rows. Make sure to start row 3 in AC2 and row 4 will be in AC1 etc etc.

Finishing
Tie in all your tails and enjoy!



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