Showing posts with label cotton yarn. Show all posts
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Monday, April 20, 2020

Holt Bag

A Free Crochet Pattern



My great grandma Holt loved a good accessory. She had an extensive collection of rings, handbags and scarves. Oh the joys of being a little girl and getting permission to go in her closet to look at it all. When I was asking my sister what I should name this bag she suggested I name it after Grandma Holt. I'm pretty sure she would have loved this bag and the fact that I even make things for a profit. She herself was a very independent woman, and I am always thankful of the example she made.

This is a fun belt bag, that has a great art-deco look to it. My favorite kinds of bags are bags that are hands free. It is a quick project. I'm able to complete it in under 4 hours, and that is including putting in a liner.


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Pattern Details

Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any 100% worsted cotton yarn. you will need 4 oz. or 200 yards
Hook: H/ 8 5mm
Notions: Tapestry needle, regular sewing needle, 3 small buttons, 2 in belt buckle, fabric for liner
Size: 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
Gauge: 6 sc x 7 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Slip Stitch (sl st), Single crochet stitch (sc), front post double crochet (fpdc), sc 2 stitches together (sc2tog), sc 3 stitches together (sc3tog) 
Copyright: Julia Schwartz.

Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


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Pattern Instructions


Bag Front and Back (repeat section twice)

Row 1: Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across for a total of 26 sc.

Row 2 and every even row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. (26 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding sc of row 1, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 7xs, sc in each of the last 2 sc. (8 fpdc, 18 sc)

Row 5:  Ch 1, turn, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 2 xs, sc in next sc, fpdc around next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, fpdc, around the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in the next st, fpdc in the next fpdc, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 1 x, sc in each of the last 2 sts. (8 fpdc, 18 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 2 xs, fpdc around next fpdc, sk 2 sts, sc in each of the next 6 sts, fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 1 x, sc in each of the last 2 sts. (8 fpdc, 18 sc)


Row 9: Ch 1, turn, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresonding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 1 xs, sc in each of the next 2 sc, sk 1 fpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 8 sts, fpdc in the next fpdc, sk 1 st,  sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 1 x, sc in each of the last 2 sts. (6 fpdc, 20 sc)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 1 xs, sc in next st, fpdc in next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 10 sts, fpdc in next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in next st, {fpdc around the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 2 sts}, Repeat {to} 1 x. (6 fpdc, 20 sc)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, {sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 1 xs, fpdc in next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 12 sts, fpdc in next fpdc, sk 1 st, {fpdc around the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 2 sts}, Repeat {to} 1 x. (6 fpdc, 20 sc)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk 1 fpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 14 sts, {fpdc around the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 2 sts}, Repeat {to} 1 x. (4 fpdc, 22 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the corresponding fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in next st, fpdc in the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the next 16 sts, fpdc in the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in next st, fpdc in the next fpdc, sk 1 st, sc in each of the last 2 sts. (4 fpdc, 22 sc)

Row 19-31: Repeat rows 17 and 2. At the end of row 31 finish of with a long tail.

When finished with both sides, determine which will be front and which will be back. For the back add the strap as follows:




Row 1: Skip10 stitches in row 31, attatch yarn at st 11 with a ch, sc in same st, sc in each of the next 4 sts. (5 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1 turn, sc in each of the next 5 sts. (5 sc)

Repeat row 2 for 44 rows:

Row 47: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog for last 2 sts.

Row 48: Ch 1 turn, sc in 3 sc, (3 sc)

Row 49: Ch 1 turn, sc3tog. finish off. and Weave in your ends.

Front of bag




Add the buttons and belt buckle. See picture for reference on where they go.

Sew the sides of the bag together with a wip stitch and sides facing together. 

Flip the bag to right side out and add a liner if wanted. 


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Monday, August 19, 2019

Giles Table Runner

A Free Knitting Pattern





I love refreshing patterns, making them into something new with a fresh purpose. Some of you might recognize parts of this pattern from my Wellsley Cowl. I changed a few stitches, added a lace border and used cotton yarn. In the end I have a really great table runner. Some times we don't need a new thing, we just need a new perspective. I love how this pattern turned out. It also helps that I love the color yellow. I think this would also look really great in a neutral color or going bold with red.

If you are looking for a crochet table runner this one here has a very similar look to this one.




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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any worsted weight cotton yarn. Model used Peaches and Cream yarn 100% cooton 142 g/ 230m 4 medium
Needles: 9/ 5.5mm
Notions: yarn needle for sewing up the seams
Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
Size: 11 x 32 inches
Stitches used: k, p, RT, LT, k2tog, k2togb ( knit 2 together though the back loop), PM (place marker)
Special Stitches:
  • Right Twist (RT): Knit 2 together keeping both stitches on the left needle, knit into the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete. 
  • Left Twist (LT): Knit through the back loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
Copyright
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.





Pattern Instructions

Cast on 43 stitches


Row 1: K, k2tog, {yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso)}, Repeat {to} 8xs,  yo, k, yo, k2tog, k

Row 2 and every even number: Purl

Row 3: K2, yo, {(s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo} repeat {to} 8 xs, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 5- 12: Repeat rows 1-4

Row 13: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, (LT) x 2, k18, (RT) x 2, k2tog, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k (note that the stitch count changes to 42 sts)

Row 15: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (LT) x 2, k6, RT, LT, k6, (RT) x 2, k2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 17: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (LT) x 2, k4, RT, k2, LT, k4, (RT) x 2, k3, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 19: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, k4, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 21: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k5, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 23: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k8, LT, (RT) x 2, k4, (LT) x 2, RT, k6, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 25: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k7, (RT) x 2, k6, (LT) x 2, k7, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 27: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k8, (RT) x 2, LT, k4, RT, (LT) x 2, k6, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 29: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k5, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 31: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, k4, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 33: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (RT) x 2, k4, LT, k2, RT, k4, (LT) x 2, k3, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 35: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (RT) x 2, k6, LT, RT, k6, (LT) x 2, k2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 37: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, (RT) x 2, k18, (LT) x 2, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 39: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (LT) x 2, k18, (RT) x 2, k, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 41: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2, (LT) x 2, k6, RT, LT, k6, (RT) x 2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 43: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (LT) x 2, k4, RT, k2, LT, k4, (RT) x 2, k3, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 45: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, k4, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 47: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k7, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k5, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 49: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, LT, (RT) x 2, k4, (LT) x 2, RT, k6, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 51: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k9, (RT) x 2, k6, (LT) x 2, k7, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 53: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, (RT) x 2, LT, k4, RT, (LT) x 2, k6, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 55: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k7, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k5, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 57: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, k4, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 59: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (RT) x 2, k4, LT, k2, RT, k4, (LT) x 2, k3, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 61: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2, (RT) x 2, k6, LT, RT, k6, (LT) x 2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 63: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (RT) x 2, k18, (LT) x 2, k, kfb, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), 
yo, k2 (note that the stitch count changes to 43) 

Repeat rows 13 (see note below) -63:

Row 13 will change to as follows here and throughout:  
K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, (LT) x 2, k18, (RT) x 2, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Repeat rows 13- 37

Continue with lace edging as follows:

Row 1: K, k2tog, {yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso)}, Repeat {to} 8xs,  yo, k, yo, k2tog, k

Row 2 and every even number: Purl

Row 3: K2, yo, {(s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo} repeat {to} 8 xs, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 5- 12: Repeat rows 1-4

Cast off. 

Finish off.


Block and weave in your ends. 


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Learner's Curve Dishcloth: A Knitting Pattern


I first want to say thank you to all my new Knitting Friends who came by to see the Swift Swirl Hat. It has been up for just over a month and it is already my 10th most viewed pattern. The pattern in 9th place was from 2014. So it makes a girl feel special.

I have a new free knitting pattern for you. When I am learning a new stitch, whether it is for crocheting or knitting, I love to get out my cotton yarn and make my swatch into a dishcloth. That way I'm killing two birds with one stone so to say. I'm learning something new and I'm making something useful that doesn't necessarily have to look nice.

The new techniques that I wanted to learn were slip stitching and the i-cord edging. Now that I know how to do the i-cord edging it might be my new favorite way to finish off a project. I really love how this project turned out. The diagonal direction of the slip stitches reminds me of the dishcloths my granny used to knit for me but with a modern flair. The i-cord edging makes it all look neat and and t adds an extra pop of color.

Come and learn something new with me.





Learner's Curve Dishcloth

Yarn: Any worstedcotton yarn you have will do. The yarn in the pictures are peaches and cream and Paton's Yarn kitchen cotton. 

Needles: 5.5MM double points. You can use regular needles for the dishcloth, but for the edging you will need the double points. 

Notions: Tapestry needle to sew in your ends.  

Size: 6 by 6 inches ( I don't like big dishcloths. I like them to fit in the palm of my hand so I'm not sloshing water everywhere. the pattern is very adaptable. Just add multiples of 4 to make it larger). 

Gauge: 18 k st for every 4 inches.

Stitches Used:  Knit (k), Purl (p), Slip Stitch (sl), Knit 2 together (k2tog)


Cast On 24 st. 

Row 1: {k 2, sl 2 with yarn in front like you are going to purl} repeat till the end.

Row 2: p 1, {sl 2 with the yarn in the back like you are going to knit, p2,} Repeat till the end. Ending with a p 1.

Row 3: {sl 2 with the yarn in front, k2}repeat till the end.

Row 4: p 3, {sl 2 with yarn in the back, p 2} repeat till 1 st from the end p 1.

Row 5 - 24: Repeat rows 1-4 

Bind off.

I-cord Edging:


 


Cast on 3 st with the wrong side facing up. insert the needle in one of the corners and {pick up a new st. You should now have 4 st on the needle, push the needle down so you are now working from the other end, k 2, k2tog through the back loops} 

Repeat {to} till you come to the next corner. At the corners pick up a stitch in the same space twice. 

Go all the way around the dish cloth. Bind off. Weave in your ends. 

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