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.




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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Little Bear Siblings




Here is a cute, quick little amigurumi project I did over the weekend. It is a little teddy bear sibling set. The one thing I did differently for both bears was I used worsted weight yarn and a 4.25mm hook. On the girl bear I changed some of the pattern up a bit, below are the details. By the way, did I mention that this was a FREE pattern! Here is the link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sam-the-little-teddy-bear

Details for the girl bear:

On the body I changed colors one round sooner than stated in the pattern. On the second round I did the suggested stitches in the back loops only. When the body was finished I turned it upside down, with the opening toward me, joined the pink yarn and did *1 Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 Hdc in next* around. I then joined to the first stitch and did *1 Hdc in next st, 2 Hdc in next* aound. I then joined to the first stitch and slip stitched in each stitch around; fastened off and weave in ends.

For the little bows I used a 3.25 mm hook and the same worsted weight yarn. Starting with a magic ring, ch. 3, 2 Dc in ring, ch.3 slip stitch, ch. 3, 2 Dc in ring, ch. 3, slip stitch, tighten ring and fasten off, leaving a tail. I then used the tail to sew the bow on by wrapping the yarn around the middle of the bow.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Recent Amigurumi Projects

Lately, I have been working on a lot of amigurumi type projects. They can become a little time consuming but they are so much fun to do. Below are some of the items I have made lately:




Details: My daughter picked out the sparkly pink yarn since it was going to be for her. I did a surface slip stitch around on the last light pink row. I added a crocheted bow to the dress. The safety eyes I used are bigger than what was suggested but 10mm is the smallest size I can find in my area.



Details: Instead of changing colors on the dress I did a surface slip stitch around where the color change was suppose to be and then added a bow. I slip stitched around the bottom of the dress. I added a small flower on top of the suggested flower to the head.




Details: This is actually a lovey/ security blanket pattern. Instead of making the blanket to attach it to,  I chose to just make the car as a little toy for my (expectant) baby boy. 






Details: I followed this pattern exactly except for the safety eyes are a little bigger than suggested. 




Details: I followed the pattern exactly only changing the suggested colors. It was for my daughter so she wanted it to be a girl turtle.






Details: I used a 4.25mm hook since I don't own a 4.5 mm hook. I also added safety eyes instead of the suggested crocheted eyes in the pattern. 


All the patterns can be found from One and Two Company. At the moment she is having a crochet along featuring a cute owl pattern that will be going on for the entire month of June! I have already started on mine and very excited for the finished results!  For details and a coupon code for the pattern go to this link: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/creative-and-original-crochet-by-one-and-two-company/topics/2941493
To purchase these patterns and many more check out the following links:

Website:
Ravelry:
Craftsy:
Etsy:

(By the way on her website and at ravelry she offers some free patterns too!)


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