April 26, 2012

Pattern - Alyse Moebius Headband



I made a moebius headband to match the moebius cowl I made before. Any questions, comments, or constructive criticism can be left in the comments.



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Finished Size
4” wide, 21” circumference

Supplies Needed
1 oz/ 52 yds Red Heart Super Saver or similar worsted weight yarn
K Hook

Gauge
2 (sc, ch 1) = 1.25”, 4 rnds = 1”



Rnd 1. Ch 69, w/out twisting join w/ sl st, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk 1 st, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st*, repeat ** around, at the end do not join, twisting the chain to work in the free loops side: continue ** around placing sc in the ch sp, join w/ sl st to 1st sc when back at the beginning

Rnds 2-7. Sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next ch sp, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st sc, at end of 7 finish off & weave ends in





April 23, 2012

Pattern - Alyse Moebius Cowl



I've had a fascination with moebius strips since I first learned about them. So I decided to make a moebius cowl. Here's the pattern. If you have any questions, comments or constructive criticism let me know.



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Finished Size
8” height, 26” circumference

Supplies Needed
2.5 oz/130 yds Red Heart Super Saver or similar worsted weight yarn
K Hook

Gauge
2 (sc, ch 1) = 1.25”, 4 rnds = 1”



Rnd 1. Ch 89, w/out twisting join w/ sl st, ch 1, sc same, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat ** around, at the end do not join, twisting the chain to work in the free loops side: continue ** around placing sc in the ch sp, join w/ sl st to 1st sc when back at the beginning

Rnds 2-15. Sl st in ch sp, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st sc, at end of 15 finish off and weave ends in



April 17, 2012

Pattern - Nicolette Bag



I needed a bag to hold my ID, keys and cell phone when I walk Noel, my cocker spaniel. So I came up with this. A small bag that has ties to hold the contents in and two long ties that can be tied at whatever length and style is comfortable. Here's the pattern. Questions, comments or constructive criticism always welcome.





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Nicolette Bag crochet pattern at Google Docs (for easy printing)



Finished Size
Bottom = 2” x 2”; Height = 4”; Straps = 38”; Ties = 8”

Supplies Needed
1.5 oz. worsted weight (10 wpi)
G hook

Gauge
 Not that important, but if you're a stickler rounds 1-3 should make a square about 2" x 2"



Rnd 1. Ch 4, join w/ sl st to 1st ch to form ring, ch 1, sc 12 in ring, join w/ sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 2. Ch 1, (sc in 2 sts, 3 sc in next st) 4 times, join w/ sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc 3 sts, (3 sc in next st, sc in 4 sts) 3 times, 3 sc in next st, sc in 1 st, join w/ sl st to 1st sc

Rnds 4-19. Ch 1, sc in each st, join w/ sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 20. Ch 1, sc in 4 sts, *ch 31, sc in 2nd ch and next 29 chs, sc in 7 sts of rnd 19, ch 126, sc in 2nd ch and next 124 chs*, sc in 7 sts of rnd 19, repeat ** once, sc in 3 sts of rnd 19, join w/ sl st to 1st sc, finish off and weave in ends





April 14, 2012

Pattern - Hadley Lace Cowl

 


I decided that I needed to make a scarf of some sort to match the fingerless gloves and hat that I'd already made with this stitch pattern. So I made a cowl and wanted to share the pattern with you. Questions, comments or constructive criticism always welcome.

 
 
Edited 11/7/12: There was an error in round 3. It used to say 2dc in the same stich. It has been corrected to dc, ch 1, dc. Sorry.



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Hadley Lace Cowl crochet pattern at Google Docs (for easy printing)
Hadley Lace Hat crochet pattern
V-Stitch Fingerless Gloves crochet pattern from Crafts by Sinjah



Finished Size
26” circumference, 10” high

Supplies Needed
2.5 oz/130 yds worsted weight
J/I hook

Gauge
2 rnds - 1.25” , 2 pattern rpts (rnds 2-18) = 2”

Notes
 Uses the stitch pattern in the V-Stitch Fingerless Gloves from Crafts by Sinjah



Rnd 1. Ch 75, w/out twisting join w/ sl st to 1st ch, ch 1, sc in each st around, join w/ sl st to 1st sc

Rnd 2. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 2dc in same st, sk 2 sts, *3dc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnd 3. Sl st in next st, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc in same st, sk 2 dc, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, sk 2 dc*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc


Rnd 4. Sl st in ch sp, ch 3, 2dc in same ch sp, 3dc in next ch sp and each ch sp around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnds 5-18. Repeat rnds 3 & 4 seven times

Rnd 19. Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, join w/ sl st to 1st sc, finish off and weave ends in





April 11, 2012

Pattern - Hadley Lace Hat



I wanted a hat that matched the fingerless gloves that I made from the V-Stitch Fingerless Gloves pattern (linked below) so I created this. It uses the same stitch pattern as the gloves and is warmer than it looks. Here's the pattern. If you have any questions, comments or constructive criticism, please leave a comment. Enjoy the pattern.



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Finished Size
Teen/Adult (22” circumference)



Supplies Needed
1.5 oz/78 yds worsted weight
I hook

Gauge
rnds 1-2 = 3” diameter

Notes
Uses the stitch pattern in V-Stitch Fingerless Gloves from Crafts by Sinjah

Rnd 1. Ch 4, join w/ sl st to form ring, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), dc 11 in ring, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, *2dc in next st, dc in next st*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st

Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in 2 sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 2*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 3*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnd 6. Ch 3, 2dc in same st, sk 2 dc, *3dc in next st, sk 2 dc*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnd 7. Sl st in next dc, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc same st, sk 2 dc, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next, sk 2 dc*, repeat ** around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnd 8. Sl st in ch sp, ch 3, 2dc in same ch sp, 3dc in next ch sp and each ch sp around, join w/ sl st to 1st dc

Rnds 9-14. Repeat rnds 7 & 8 three times

Rnd 15. Ch 1, sc same and in each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc, finish off and weave ends in

April 5, 2012

Tutorial - Crochet Magic Ring



I made the suggestion to a friend that they use a magic ring when designing their own items that are crocheted in the round. Since she didn't know how to do it, I offered to make a tutorial. I've never come across a pattern that I haven't been able to substitute a magic ring for chain stitch ring, but there may be some out there. So I suggest checking your gauge when you make the substitution. Any questions, comments or constructive criticism leave me a comment.




GNephew took the photographs for me so some of them aren't perfect.

1. Wrap the yarn once around the index finger of your non-hook hand. I leave a long tail, about 8-10 inches. I do this in case my ring expands so I don't end up with a short tail that won't stay woven in. 








2. Pinch the yarn where it's crossed between your thumb and index finger to secure the ring shape, then slide the yarn off your finger.









3. Keep your ring pinched between your thumb and index finger. Put your hook through the ring from front to back, yarn over and pull to the front of the ring.








4. I use my index finger to maintain tension so I switch to pinching the ring between my thumb and middle finger at this point. Chain stitch. If you're going to use sc, move on to the next step but if you're using a tall stitch (hdc, dc or tr) this chain counts. So if you're going to use dc and start with a ch 3, you do this stitch plus two more before the next step.

5. Crochet around the ring. Work over both the ring and the tail. In this picture, I've done two sc. DO NOT PULL THE TAIL! Just let it hang loose or hold it in your hand.
6. Continue around the ring. I've crocheted 8 sc in the ring (my usual start for basic beanies).
7. Pull the tail to shrink the ring to the size needed. Here I've pulled it to completely close the hole. I do this for most hats that I make. You can leave it open part way if you choose. And then crochet! I continue crocheting over the tail until I have about 2 inches left. I weave that in opposite direction it was going to secure it.





Here's proof that you can use the magic ring for nearly anything. I used a magic circle to start a granny square. I left the hole partially open to make a nice square shape.