Friday, October 14, 2011

stripey beret

Hrmm. I make a lot of hats. But is that a bad thing? Here's a pattern for one I made recently.
I used caron simply soft in lime green and purple. (I don't remember the exact colorway) and I used size US 5, and 8 needles. And of course, the stripes are optional.
Sadly, my pictures are HTM files and I can't upload them and I don't know how to change them to a JPEG.

Cast on 70 stitches with size 5 needles, place end of round marker, and work 1x1 (k2 p2) rib for 12 rounds (you can do any amount, but this is how many I worked)
Switch to larger needles, and work increase as follows.
Increase: *k2, m1, k2, m1, k3, m1* Continue * to * all around.

Body of hat: I just knit in stockinette stitch all the rest of the way for about 7 inches. I made 5 stripes, each one I worked 5 rounds.

Decrease rounds 1 - 3: k2tog all around.  
 Break yarn, thread onto yarn needle, and pull through remaining stitches. Enjoy your new hat!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Black Bolero:

I was looking through some patterns on ravelry, I liked a lot but never ended up making them. Mostly because I'm out of printer ink. :P
So I decided to make my own.





This is a really easy, and friendly for beginners. :)

All you need is about 150 - 200 yards of yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft and an I hook) and one crochet hook.

ch 62 (you can really do any amount but this is how many I did) and work in Half-double crochet for about 7 or 8 inches, or what you were going for.

When you've reached your amount, take the worked piece and place it horizontally. take the top corners and fold them down so that they reach the bottom corners. then sew the corners together, but ONLY the corners.
Now you can pick of stitches (I picked up 26) or you can leave it as it is. Enjoy!

If you have ANY problems with the pattern at all, please tell me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blueberries beret


A new hat means a new design! I named it blueberries beret because it really reminds me of a blueberry.
I didn't use magic loop, I just used 11 inch circs.

all you need is:
size 6 and size 8 circular needles
about 200 yards of worsted weight yarn (I used valley yarns Northampton)
and a stitch marker.

Pattern: cast on 80 sts, knit 12 rows of k2 p2.
increase:


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nina in Wonderland

Ruffles! Woo hoo! Everyone loves ruffles (well, maybe not.) but here are some cute ruffly mitts I made, and Here's how to make 'em!
 ch = chain
sl = slip stich
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
rnd(s) = round(s)

 ch 30 and sl in the first st
 sc all in all sts for 5 rnds
Next Round: sc 1 st, ch 6, skip 6 sts, sc in next st.
sc all sts for 10 more rnds
ruffle rnd: 3 sc in all sts
Next rnd 1 sc in all sts, end off weave in ends. Enjoy!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

New design: a little twist


 I used I Love This yarn and it worked out nicely, super soft, too!
Simple hat, super fast, super easy, super cool!
You may want to use a larger size needle than you think you need, because there are not as many stitches as the average beret.

Sts = stitches
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit two together
k = knit
p = purl
rnd = round

using size US 6 circular needles, cast on 75 stitches.
Work in 1x1 rib (k1 p1) for 7 rnds (or how ever lone you prefer) then switch to size US 10 needles.
Increase round: k7 m1 repeat for whole round. there should be five stitches left, if so knit them. (85)
Pattern round: *k2tog yo k3* repeat *to* for whole round.
Next round: k all stitches

Repeat these two rounds until hat is at least 7 inches or so.
Decrease round: *k2tog yo k2tog k1* repeat *to* for whole round.
Nxt rnd: k all sts
nxt rnd: *k2tog yo k2tog k2tog* repeat this whole round.
nxt rnd: k2tog all sts
nxt rnd: k2tog all

Break yarn and pull through remaining sts, pull tight and sew in ends.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Beret Girl

Heyo! This is my most recent pattern, it's a beret!(Tam, slouch hat, whatever you want to call it.) It's crocheted, very slouchy, and so warm! Directions below:


 ****NOTE: you want to be a little care joining each round****


MATERIALS:
About 150 - 200 yards of bulky or worsted weight yarn. (I used homespun)
Size N hook (for worsted weight use size K)
Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:
ps = puff stitch
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl = slip stitch
sk = skip
tog = together

DIRECTIONS:
 ch 42 (or 50 if you want a bigger/slouchier hat)  sl in the first ch made, and sc all around, for 6 rounds.
INCREASE: ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat all around.
PATTERN ROUND: ch 2, *dc in next st ch, 1, sk next st, ps in next st, sk next st.*  repeat *to* all around.
ROUND 2: *dc, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st ch 1* repeat *to* all around.

Repeat these two rounds three times, or until desired length.

DECREASE ROUND:
ROUND 1: ch 2, dc the next 2 sts tog, ch 1 sk next st, dc 1, repeat all around. (42 sts)
ROUND 2: dc 2 tog all round.
repeat round 2 until you have 8 or less sts.
Get a tapestry needle and thread the last sts, pull tight, sew in the end so that the little part you just pulled on doesn't come undone.

Enjoy!

ETA: You can also make a second size; just ch 52 in the beginning.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wavy crochet scarf

I made the Drop Stitch Scarf a few months back, and it was great! I was trying to figure out what my next design would be, and I saw the scarf I made! So, the wavy crochet scarf was born!
This scarf is worked horizontally and looks best when you change color every round.
 My scarf is still being made, the first two pattern rows are crocheted between the sts, the most recent row is crocheted in the first loop of the st.

MATERIALS:
Any light weight worsted yarn, and a size H hook. (You'll need about 150 - 200 yards of yarn)
(If you want to use bulky or heavy worsted yarn, use a size J hook)

 ABBREVIATIONS:
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet

DIRECTIONS:
ch 23 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and in all the rest of the ch sts
ROW 1: ch 1, *sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc,* repeat *to* for the whole row.
ROW 2: ch 1, *tr, dc, hdc, sc, hdc,  dc, tr* repeat for whole row.


Repeat these two rows until scarf is long enough for your taste.

Enjoy!
 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Designs eh?

I'm kinda beat when trying to design... When it's for girls, it ends up looking too masculine. When for boys, it looks way too feminine! I just don't understand anything.
So when I was saying hello to my father after he came home from work, he said it was too cold in the coke plant. (Not coca cola.) I was spinning some yarn, and I thought it was too boyish for something for me, so I saw my dad, getting warm by the fire, and I decided to make him a scarf!
A squishy scarf, a ribbed scarf, a brown scarf! It was all coming together PERFECTLY! (So... It had a few bits of pink, but whatever! Guys can wear pink too!)
I ended up not having enough yarn. So it turned out to be a cowl! Designs below!


Materials:
about 100 -150 yards of bulky yarn (I used super bulky)
Tapestry needle
Three one inch buttons
Size US 13 needles

Abbreviations:
st(s) = stitch(es)
CO = cast on
K = knit
P = purl
YO = yarn over

Directions:
 CO 14 sts and begin working in p2 k2 rib for however long you want it. (Make sure it is just a little bigger than you want it to be)

Button holes:
ROUND 1:  p2, k1, YO twice, k1, Repeat for whole row
ROUND 2: k2, p1 drop the yarn over, p1, repeat for whole row.

Begin working in rib fro about 5 or 10 rows, then bind off.
Sew buttons on so the cowl doesn't squeeze your neck.

Enjoy!