Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cookie Monster Inspired Hat


Materials:

Hat:
Size K/6.5 mm crochet hook
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Delft Blue (1 Skein)
yarn needle
scissors

Eyes:
Size G/4.5 mm crochet hook
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - White (less than 1 Skein)
Black Doll Eyes 18mm (2 eyes)
Poly Fiber Fill 

Stitch Guide:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
ls - loop stitch
rnd - round
inc - increase (two stitches into the same stitch)
dec - decrease (combine two stitches)

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Hat Pattern: 

Rnd 1: ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook; no need to join, we will be working in a spiral.

Rnd 2: two loop stitches (ls) in first chain from previous round, (we are now working in a spiral). Two ls in each stitch around (inc). (16 total)

Rnd 3: 
two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls inc in every other stitch around (24 total)

Rnd 4: 
two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls inc in every 3rd stitch around (32 total)

Rnd 5: 
two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls inc in every 4th stitch around (40 total)

Rnd 6: 
two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls in every 5th stitch around (48 total)

Rnd 7: 
two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls in every 6th stitch around (56 total)

Rnd 8: 
two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls in every 7th stitch around (64 total)

Rnd 9: two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls in every 8th stitch around (72 total)

Rnd 10: two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls in every 9th stitch around (80 total)

Rnd 11: two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls in every 10th stitch around (88 total)

Rnd 12: two loop stitches (ls) in first ls from previous round, ls in every 11th stitch around (96 total)

Rnd 13-35: ls in each stitch around (keep working in a spiral) (96 total each round) 

Join, tie off, and use yarn needle to weave in ends.

Eye Pattern (make 2):

Rnd 1: sc 6 in magic ring; no need to join, we will be working in a spiral. 

Rnd 2: sc in each stitch around (inc)  (12 total)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first stitch from previous round, (we are now working in a spiral), sc inc in every other stitch around (18 total)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first stitch from previous round, sc inc in every 3rd stitch around (24 total)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in first stitch from previous round, sc inc in every 4th stitch around (30 total)

Rnd 6: 2 sc in first stitch from previous round, sc inc in every 5th stitch around (36 total)

Rnd 7: 2 sc in first stitch from previous round, sc inc in every 6th stitch around (42 total)

Rnd 8-11: sc in each stitch around (42 total each round)

Attach Black Doll Eyes through magic ring center. Stuff eyes with fiberfill as you work. 

Rnd 12: sc around, decreasing (dec) in every 5th stitch around (36 total)

Rnd 13: sc around, dec in every 4th stitch around (30 total)

Rnd 14: sc around, dec in every 3rd stitch around (24 total)

Rnd 15: sc around, dec in every 2nd stitch around (18 total)

Rnd 16: sc around, dec in every stitch around until closed 

Join, tie off, leaving enough string to attach eye to hat. 

With yarn needle, attach eyes to hat. Weave in any loose ends. 



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Diamond Eyelet Baby Blanket


It seems this little blanket has been on my hook for the better part of a year, and I'm glad to finally have it, and the pattern finished. I'd spotted this diamond eyelet floating around the interwebs in the form of scarfs, baby dresses, table runners, you name it. 

I LOVED it. 

So I grabbed some graph paper and mapped it out. Then took a ball of gray bargain bin yarn and a plastic hook to keep me company on a three hour flight. It took a few starts and lots of frogging to get the spacing just right. Once you get started, the pattern is easy to follow and addictive to watch grow. 

Enjoy!


Diamond Eyelet Baby Blanket

Finished size: 34 x 34 inches

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft - Red
@MichaelsStores Bargain Bin Worsted-Weight - Gray, White
Hook: @boyeyarncrafts Vintage Aluminum Size G

Gauge: dc 20 for 8 rows = 4x4 inches

Chain 142
R1 - dc in third chain from hook, dc in the next 6 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 13 stitches repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7 stitches

R2 - chain 2, dc in next 5 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next stitch (this is the space from the chain stitch in the previous row), chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 11 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next stitch, chain one, dc in next 6 stitches

R3 - chain 2, dc in next 4 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 3, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches

R4 - chain 2, dc in next 3 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 4 stitches

R5 - chain 2, dc in next 2 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7, chain one skip stitch, dc in next 3 stitches

R6 - chain 2, dc in next 1 stitch, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 9 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 9 , chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 2 stitches

R7 - chain 3, skip stitch, *dc in next 11 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 1 stitch, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 11 stitches, repeat from * 9 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 1 stitch

R8 - chain 2, dc in next 13 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 13 stitches, repeat from * 7 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 14 stitches

R9 - chain 3, skip next stitch, dc in next 11 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 1 stitch, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 11 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 1 stitch

R10 - chain 2, dc in next 1 stitch, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 9 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 9 , chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 2 stitches

R11 - chain 2, dc in next 2 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7, chain one skip stitch, dc in next 3 stitches

R12 - chain 2, dc in next 3 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 4 stitches

R13 - chain 2, dc in next 4 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 3, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 5 stitches

R14 - chain 2, dc in next 5 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next stitch, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 11 stitches, repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next stitch, chain one, dc in next 6 stitches

R15 - chain 2, dc in the next 6 stitches, *chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 13 stitches repeat from * 8 more times, chain one, skip stitch, dc in next 7 stitches

R16-71 - repeat ties 2-15 in order until you reach your desired length. 


To match my stripes: 
R1-47 Gray
R48-71 alternate Red/White, 4 rows each


Friday, April 14, 2017

Mini Egg Basket - Free Crochet Pattern

With Easter right around the corner, I thought I'd share my pattern for these fun little mini egg baskets.  

Enjoy!

 

Materials:

Size G/4.0 mm crochet hook
Lily Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn
yarn needle
scissors

Stitch Guide:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
rnd - round
inc - increase (two stitches into the same stitch)

Pattern:

Rnd 1: ch 2, 12 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip stitch.

Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc inc in every stitch around (24 total); join w/ slip stitch.
 
Rnd 3: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc inc in every other stitch around (36 total); join w/ slip stitch.

Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc inc in every 3rd stitch around(48 total); join w/ slip stitch.

Rnd 5: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc inc in every 4th stitch around (60 total); join w/ slip stitch.

Rnd 6: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc in in every 5th stitch around (72 total); join w/ slip stitch.

Rnd 7: ch 3, dc in every stitch around (72 total); join w/ slip stitch.

Rnd 8-11: ch 3, sc, dc, repeat alternating sc, dc, in each stitch around (72 total, each rnd): join each row w/ slip stitch.

Rnd 12: sc around (72 total): join w/ slip stitch.

Rnd 13: sc 23, ch 14, skip 13 stitches, sc 23, ch 14, skip 13 (74 total); join with slip stitch.

Rnd 14: sc around (74 total)

Join, tie off, and use yarn needle to weave in ends.


copyright 2017 agirlandherneedle/charmain runyon

Monday, June 22, 2015

Homemade Whole Wheat & Molasses Bread

Swapped the sugar in this bread for molasses. It gives it such a nice flavor and color. Yumm!...

Posted by A Girl and her Needle on Wednesday, June 17, 2015