Monday, December 1, 2014

Shelf Elf Skirt Pattern



Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few months! My second child arrived in September so my crocheting has been limited. If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't you should ;)  @youneverknowavw) you know that most of my recent projects have been amigurumi, which are probably my favorite! They are so much fun! Anyways, to the point of the post, my daughter recently got an elf on the shelf as a gift. Since the girl elf's skirt is sold separately, I decided to make one.



Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn
Specialty Yarn
G/ 4mm Hook
Yarn Needle

Stitch Abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Ch – chain

Notes
-       The pattern is worked continuously around.
-       Feel free to add or subtract rounds to your preference.
-       Adjust starting chain if needed to fit properly


Skirt:
Ch. 25, Join to form a ring
Round 1: Sc in each chain around. (25 sts)
Round 2: Sc in each st around (25sts)
Round 3: Hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next (30 sts)
Round 4: Hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next (40 sts)
Round 5: 2Hdc in each st (80 sts)
Round 6: Hdc in eacn st around (80)
Round 7: Sc in each st around (80)
Change to  Specialty yarn
Round 8: Sc in each stitch around. (80)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Enjoy!



** This pattern is free and has not been tested. You may make and sell products from this pattern, but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish the photos as your own. **

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Payton Pom-Pom Hat



It has been a while but here is a hat pattern I came up with for my daughter. I hope you enjoy! Please read the notes before starting. This hat is increased rapidly to allow for the puckered top. If you wish to increase normally feel free just make sure the stitch count is divisible by 3 before starting the texture stitches.

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn
I/ 5.5mm Hook
Pom- Pom Maker
Yarn Needle

Stitch Abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Ch – chain

Notes:
-     - The chain does not count as a stitch.
-     - Always join to the first stitch of each round.
-     - Always start your round in the same stitch as your chain.
-     - Here is a link to explain my working in the round method.
-     - If you feel the hat is coming out small or large, adjust your hook.
-     - Feel free to add or subtract rounds to your preference. Adding more rounds will also create a              slouch style hat.
-     - The rounds are increased differently than a normal hat in order to create a puckered type look on        the top.
-     - For the pom-pom I used the Blue Clover brand pom-pom maker from the large set.


Size: 0-3 Months
Start with a Magic Ring, Ch. 1,
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1 (9 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (45 HDC)
Round 5 -14: (Sc, 2 Dc) in first stitch, * Skip 2 stitches, (Sc, 2 Dc) in next* Repeat around,  skip last two stitches, join, ch.1 (45 stitches)
Round 15-18: Sc in each stitch around, join Ch.1 (45 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Size: 3-6 Months
Start with Magic Ring, Ch. 1,
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1 (9 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (48 HDC)
Round 5 -15: (Sc, 2 Dc) in first stitch, * Skip 2 stitches, (Sc, 2 Dc) in next* Repeat around, skip last two stitches, join, ch.1 (48 stitches)
Round 16-19: Sc in each stitch around, join Ch.1 (48 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Size: 6-12 Months
Start with Magic Ring, Ch. 1,
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1 (9 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 5 -16: (Sc, 2 Dc) in first stitch, * Skip 2 stitches, (Sc, 2 Dc) in next* Repeat around, skip last two stitches, join, ch.1 (54 stitches)
Round 17-20: Sc in each stitch around, join Ch.1 (54 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Start with Magic Ring, Ch. 1,
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1 (9 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 5: HDC in each stitch, around join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 6: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8) Repeat around, join, Ch.1 (60 HDC)
Round 7 -17: (Sc, 2 Dc) in first stitch, * Skip 2 stitches, (Sc, 2 Dc) in next* Repeat around, skip last two stitches, join, ch.1 (60 stitches)
Round 18-21: Sc in each stitch around, join Ch.1 (60 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Size: Child
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1 (9 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 5: HDC in each stitch, around join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 6: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8) Repeat around, join, Ch.1 (60 HDC)
Round 7: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 19) Repeat around, join, chain 1 (63 HDC)
Round 8 -19: (Sc, 2 Dc) in first stitch, * Skip 2 stitches, (Sc, 2 Dc) in next* Repeat around, skip last two stitches, join, ch.1 (63 stitches)
Round 20-23: SC in each stitch around, join, ch.1 (63 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Size: Adult
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1 (9 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC into each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 5: HDC in each stitch, around join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 6: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8) Repeat around, join, Ch.1 (60 HDC)
Round 7: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 9) Repeat around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Round 8-20: (Sc, 2 Dc) in first stitch, * Skip 2 stitches, (Sc, 2 Dc) in next* Repeat around, skip last two stitches, join, ch.1 (66 stitches)
Round 21-24: SC in each stitch around, join, ch.1 (63 stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.




Now create your pom-pom and add to the top of the hat!


** This pattern is free and has not been tested. You may make and sell products from this pattern, but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish the photos as your own. **

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Striped Newborn Hat




I know that tons of newborn patterns exist but I wanted to share this little hat with you. This is my favorite way, that I came up with, to do beanie style hats. The last round may be confusing to beginners so I hope the link I provided helps. I need a way to create videos so I can give little tutorials with my patterns. I might have to ponder on that see what I can come up with. Anyways I hope you enjoy! 


What you will Need:
Worsted Weight Yarn
5 mm hook (H)
4.5/4.25 mm hook (G)
Yarn needle

Stitch Abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Ch – chain
Beg.- beginning
FpHdc- front post half double crochet

Notes:
-When working in the round I like to use this method which gives a neater join.
-When changing colors I like to finish off the last stitch with the new color then continue to join and ch.1. I also like to tie the two yarns together to help secure them.


Size: Newborn
Start with Magic Ring, Ch. 1,
Round 1: 9 Hdc in ring, join, Ch. 1
Round 2: 2 Hdc into each st around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Change Colors
Round 3: (2 Hdc in first stitch, Hdc in next) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (27 Hdc)
Round 4: (2 Hdc in first stitch, Hdc in next 2) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (36 Hdc)
Change Colors
Round 5: (2 Hdc in first stitch, Hdc in next 3) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (45 Hdc)
Round 6-13: Hdc in each stitch around, join, Ch.1 (45 Hdc)
Continue changing colors every two rounds.
Round 14: Hdc in the back loops of each stitch around, join, Ch.1 (45 Hdc)
With the same color switch to a G Hook
Round 15: (FpHdc in same, Hdc in next) around, end with a FpHdc, join, fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

*If you want to create more of an 0-3 months size just go up a hook. 5.5mm for the base and 5mm for the last round. *

Finishing:
If you want, just sew on the button or applique you wish to use and you are finished. I used cotton hand quilting thread to sew on the wood button.  I then took yarn and sewed it through the holes and tied off.




** You may make and sell products from this pattern, but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish the photos as your own.**