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!