Monday, August 6, 2018

Wellsley Hat

A Free Knitting Pattern



It's August! that means fall is just around the corner. I have already seen an increase in page views this past week so I know that you are getting ready for fall too. The kids will be starting back to school soon and we will all have a little bit more time to sit down and stitch something new. 


I have 2 new knit patterns to share. I asked around my social media what pattern they would want to see first and the vote was for the hat first. You can find the cowl pattern here!!!!!


For this hat and cowl set I have used Lion brand Heartland yarn. This yarn is so soft. Another great thing is that one skein makes both the hat and the cowl. 


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Pattern

Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn. Model used Lion brand Yarn: Heartland color Sequoia 100% acrylic 142 g/ 230m 4 medium
Needles: 9/ 5.5mm
Notions: yarn needle for sewing up the hat brim
Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
Size: 19 inch circumference (stretches to fit adult head)
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.
Notes: The k2 at the front and back of each row is the ribbing of the hat rim.

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.


Edited 08/13/2018: Rows 90, 92 and 94 were missing their ribbing stitches, I have added those stitches in. 


Edited 10/10/ 2018: Starting on the crown there are too many starting stitches, so I am revising the row count. 





Hat Rim
Cast on 18 sts.
Row 1 and every odd number row: k2, p14, k2
Row 2: K2, LT, k4, RT, k4, RT, k2 Row 4: K2, k, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, k, k2 Row 6: K2, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, K2 Row 8: K2, k3, RT, k4, LT, k3, k2 Row 10: K2, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, K2 Row 12: K2, k, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, k, k2 Row 14: K2, RT, k4, RT, k4, LT, k2
Repeat Rows 1 through 14 6 times

Row 85: repeat row 1

Row 86: K2, LT, k4, RT, k4, RT, k2 Row 88: K2, k, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, k, k2 Row 90: k2, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, k2 Row 92: k2, k3, RT, k4, LT, k3, k2 Row 94: k2, k2, RT, LT, k2, RT, LT, k2, k2 Row 96: k2, k, RT, k2, LT, RT, k2, LT, k, k2 Row 98: k2, RT, k10, LT, k2 Row 100: k2, K2togB, k10, K2tog, k2 Row 102: k2, K2togB, k8, K2tog, k2 Row 104: k2, K2togB, k6, K2tog, k2 Row 106: k2, K2togB, k4, K2tog, k2 Row 108: k2, K2togB, k2, K2tog, k2 Row 110: k2, K2togB, K2tog, k2 
Row 111- 113: k6 
Bind off.

Pick up 95 stitches along the side of the hat rim just completed. starting at row 98 before the decreases.

Skip the 3 stitches evenly during the picking up of stitches.

Working in the round

PM, k the next 9 rounds slide the marker when you complete the round
After 9 rounds you should have 7 inches add more rounds if needed.

Crown of Hat


Row 1: {k7, k2togb, k, k2tog, k7} repeat 4 times

Row 2 and every even number: k Row 3: {k6, k2togb, k, k2tog, k6} Repeat 4 times Row 5: {k5, k2togb, k, k2tog, k5} Repeat 4 times Row 7: {k4, k2togb, k, k2tog, k4} Repeat 4 times Row 9: {k3, k2togb, k, k2tog, k3} Repeat 4 times Row 11:{k2, k2togb, k, k2tog, k2} Repeat 4 times Row 13: {k, k2togb, k, k2tog, k} Repeat 4 times Row 15: {k2togb, k, k2tog,} Repeat 4 times Row 17: {k2tog} repeat 6 times, k (8 stitches left) Row 18: k
Bind off with a long tail.

Sew up the brim so the triangle overlaps and add the button.


Weave in your ends  


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Monday, July 23, 2018

Christmas in July Round-Up

Christmas Patterns That Are Easy To Make During The Summer





For July's round up I wanted to do something a little different. It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays especially if you are a crafter who makes all the things for Christmas.

This is a round up of the lighter things that can be made for Christmas. No bulky wool here. There will be lots of cotton and lace for this round up. Go on take a gander and find some new patterns and get a head start on the holiday season without making a sweat.

Just like last month there are Knit and Crochet Patterns

Knit



Christmas Tree
by Larisa Valeeva



Christmas Lights
By DROPS Design studio



Classic Christmas Tree Ornaments 
By Yarnspirations



Mini Christmas Stockings
By Hands Occupied



Christmas Eve Cloth
By Alli Barrett


Douglas Fir Dishcloth
By Designs by Diligence


Knit Christmas Tags
By Designs by Diligence


Crochet


Lacy Joyful Tree Topper
By Kathryn White for Red Heart



My Sweet Angel 
By Donna Wolfe
 

Retro Christmas Towel
By A Crocheted Simplicity


Doily Snowman
by Designs by Diligence


Festive Cup Cozy
By Oombawka Design



Poinsettia Lace Christmas Pattern
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Crochet Christmas Tags
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Christmas Skirt
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Vintage Nursery Blanket

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern




Someone gifted me some of their yarn stash. Some of it was 15 skeins of this vintage Patons yarn. It is a soft baby sport yarn that was begging to be a blanket. I wanted to design a blanket that could be easily broken into to parts to work on separately. In other words I wanted squares, that I could work on on the go and then add them all together when I was done. I also wanted the pattern to have a vintage feel to it to complement the yarn.


Obviously this yarn is no longer available, but you can substitute any baby sport yarn. Or If you want bigger squares you could pick out a worsted weight yarn. Each square took 1 ounce of yarn, so for a 12 square blanket you will need about 13 ounces, when you include the border.




Yarn: Patons Beehive Astra: 100 % acrylic baby sport weight, 1 oz, 13 skeins

Hook: 00/ 3.5 mm steel hook

Notions: Yarn Needle (to weave in your ends), and sew your squares together

Size: each square is 12 inches

Gauge: 8 tks and 8 rows equals 2 inches.

Stitches used and Special Stitches:

ch, sc, sc2tog, dc, and TKS

sc2tog: Insert hook into stitch, yo and pull through stitch, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull through stitch, yo and pull through all the loops on the hook.

TKS: (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.
(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.

Notes:
This blanket is worked in both Tunisian Crochet and regular crochet.

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 me through e-mail.

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Instructions

Starting Square


Row 1: Ch 8, insert your hook into each ch st, and pull up a loop. (8 loops on your hook)
(return pass): yo pull through 1 loop, {yo, pull through 2 loops} Repeat {to} until there is one loop left on the hook.

Row 2-8: (forward pass) TKS in the next 7 st (for a total of 8 loops on the hook)
(return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, {yo and pull through 2 loops} repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook. At the end of row 8 do not finish off. We will now work in the round.

Round 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the starting st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts, {(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next corner st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts} repeat {to} 2 more times, sl st into beg. dc.

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, {(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sl st into beg. dc.

Finish off.



Joining squares 2 and 3

Follow the instructions for first square for the rows 1- 8 and round 9

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st into the middle ch 3 of first square, ch 1, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp,  {ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3},(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp repeat {to} sl st into beg. dc. 

Joining square 4

Follow the instructions for first square for the rows 1- 8 and round 9

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, {(2 dc, ch 1, sl st into ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st into the middle ch 3 of first square, ch 1, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3}repeat {to}1 time, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sl st into beg. dc.

do not finish off

border around the attached squares


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the next 2 dc, {3 sc in the ch 3 corner sp, sc in the next 2 dc, (3 sc in the next ch 3 sc) repeat (to) 2 times, sc in the next 2 dc, 1 sc in ch sp, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, (3 sc in the next ch 3 sc) repeat (to) 2 times, sc in the next 2 dc} repeat {to} 3 times, sl st into beg. st.

From here we will go back to working in Tunisian crochet.

 Row 1: (forward pass) ch 4, TKS in the next 3 sts, insert your needle in the the same stitch as your starting ch, yo and pull loop through the yarn, (5 loops on your hook)
(return pass) {yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook} repeat {to} until there is 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 2- 4: (forward pass) tKS in the next 3 sts, insert your needle in the next sc, yo and pull loop through the yarn
(Return pass) {yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook} rpeat {to} until there is 1 loop left on the hook.

Mitered Corner: 

Row 1: (forward pass) TKS in the next 3 sts,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 2: (forward pass) TKS in the next 2 sts,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Rows 3- 5: (forward pass) TKS in the next st,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook

Row 6: (forward pass) TKS in the next st, TKS in the missed stitch of row 2,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 7: (forward pass) TKS in the next  2 st, TKS in the missed stitch of row 1,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 8: (forward pass) TKS in the next 3 sts, insert hook into same stitch as the last stitch before the start of the mitered corner
(return pass), {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Repeat Rows 2-4 of the border stitch for 32 rows or until the next corner st.

At next corner stitch follow the directions of the mitered corner.

Keep repeating until the border is all the way around the square. Finish off with a long tail. Wip stitch the 1st row and the last row together with the long tail.

Assembling the squares


When all the squares are made, seam the squares together with your preferred method.
Sc around the seamed squares for 2 rounds. 
Finish off
Weave in your ends

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