Monday, March 11, 2019

Campfire Hat

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern 



When I made the Pinevale scarf, I had a rough idea that I wanted to make a hat with the same stitch pattern. I didn't have any more of the yarn that I used for it so I went in I totally different direction for the colors. I'm not disappointed though. I don't think you will be either.

I used Hayfield spirit yarn for this hat. It is some yarn that I won off of ebay. It is a really soft acrylic yarn that has a touch of wool in it. The colors are really vibrant and just scream warmer weather and no more winter doldrums.

This is a hat that is worked with Tunisian crochet. The hat is worked flat from the bottom up and then seamed at the end.

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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Hayfield Spirit double knitting, 80% arylic 20% wool, 100g, 345m/377 yrds, shade 0400

Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook.

Notions: tapestry needle

Size: Circumference 20 inches stretches to fit most adults

Gauge: 13 sts 16 rows equals 4 inches

Special Stitches:

  • TPS (Tunisian Purl stitch): (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS (Tunisian Knit stitch): (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.
  • Spike Stitch: (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars that are 3 rows below the working row,, yo, pull the yarn through bringing it up to the working row, keep your loop on te hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TK3tog (Tunisian knit 3 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 3 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TK2tog (Tunisian knit 2 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 2 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • Yo (yarn over): (Forward pass) put the yarn over the hook from back to front, (Return pass): treat this as a loop on the return pass

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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Instructions

Hat Band

Foundation Row: (forward pass) Ch 8, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 8 loops on the hook,
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Rows 1: (forward pass) {TKS}(first loop on the hook counts as a TKS here and throughout) repeat {to} to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (8 sts)

Row 2: (forward pass) {TPS} repeat {to} to the last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (8 sts)

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 85 rows

Row 85: sl st in each stitch across. Do not finish off.

Body of the Hat

Row 1: Turn the body of your work 90 degrees and work in the loops down the side. Pick up a loop on your hook for each row You will have 85 loops on your hook.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Rows 2 and 3: (forward pass) {TKS} repeat {to} to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 4: (forward pass) 2 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 19 times,  spike st, TKS in the last 2 sts.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 5: (Forward pass) TKS, {yo, TKS3tog, yo, TKS} repeat {to} 19 times.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 6: (forward pass) 4 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 18 times, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 7: (forward pass) 3 TKS, {yo, TKS3tog, yo, TKS} Repeat (to) 18 times, TKS in the last 2 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Rows 8- 28: repeat rows 4-8 or repeat until your hat measures 7 1/2 inches.

Row 29: (forward pass) 5 TKS, Tks3tog, (9 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 5 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 30: (forward pass) 4TKS, Tks3tog, (7 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 4 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 31: (forward pass) 3TKS, Tks3tog, (5 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 3 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 32: (forward pass) 2 TKS, Tks3tog, (3 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 2 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 33: (forward pass) 1 TKS, Tks3tog, (1 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 1 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 34: (forward pass) 1 TKS, TKS2tog for the remaining stitches
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. 

Finish off with a 16 inch long tail. Using the tail with a wip stitch sew up the back seam of the hat. 

Weave in your ends.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

March Promotion



March is International Crochet Month. To celebrate all of my crochet patterns in the Ravelry Store are $1.00. Now until the end of the last day in March. The discount happens automatically at check out. Some of you have already taken advantage of the sale without knowing it. Thanks for all of your support.



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Monday, February 25, 2019

Winter Thaw Shawl


A Free Knitting Pattern



I had so much fun making this shawl. Like I said in the tutorial post I started this pattern to celebrate the messiness of the season. That season right before it starts to get warm and we are all anxiously waiting for the snow to thaw. Even in the messiness there can be beauty. And without the waiting we wouldn't enjoy the coming quite as much.

I put two strands of sock yarn together for this project. I love how it turned out. The colors blend and come together so perfectly. It is also just the right amount of squishiness (spell check says this isn't a word) and warmth to put around your neck. I have been wearing this shawl a lot, even before I got the good pictures because I couldn't wait.

I also loved it so much that I made a hat to match it, and they have become inseparable. So be on the look out for the hat pattern coming soon!





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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock yarn 2 strands held together. 75% washable wool 25% nylon, 50g/ 152 m.  4 skeins color blue/brown 170-200 grams needed.
Needles: 6 mm needles
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 42 inch wingspan
Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches k st as the gauge
Stitches Usesd:
  • K: knit
  • P:purl 
  • Yo: yarn over
  • Spike stitch: insert your right needle into the stitch 3 rows below the row you are working, yo, and pull the needle back through the stitch (this counts as a knit stitch)
  • K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
  • Sskp: Slip 2 stitches to the right needle one at a time, k the next st, slip the slipped stitches over the knit stitch just made.
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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Garter tab start 

Cast on 6 st 
Row 1: K6, Repeat row 1 for a total of 6 rows, turn your work 90 degrees and pick up 3 st,
turn 90 degrees again and pick up 6 more sts (15 stitches on the needle)
Row 5: (ws) k (15 sts) 

Start of Shawl

Row 1: (rs) K6, pm, yo, k, yo, pm, k, pm, yo, k, yo, pm, k6 (increase of 4 sts) 
Row 2: (ws) K6, sm,p to the last marker, slipping the other markers as you pass, sm, k6 (19 sts) (row 2 is repeated every even number now and throughout)
Rows 3: K6, (sm, yo, k to next marker, yo, sm), k, Repeat (to), k 6
Rows 4- 24: Repeat rows 2 and 3, ending on a row 2
Row 25: K6, {sm, yo, (k2, spike stitch, k2tog) repeat 5x, k, yo, sm}, k, Repeat {to} 1x, k6
Row 26: repeat row 2
Row 27: K6, {sm, yo, k2, (yo, sskp, yo, k), repeat 5x, k, yo, sm}, k, Repeat {to} 1x, k6
Row 28: Repeat row 2
Rows 29-39: Repeat rows 25 and 27 for odd rows and row 2 for even rows
Rows 40- 64: Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Rows 65- 81: Repeat rows 25 and 27 for odd rows and row 2 for even rows
Rows 82- 94: repeat rows 2 and 3.
Rows 95: K6, sm, k to next marker, yo, sm, k, sm, k, sm, k6
Row 96: K6, sm, k to the next marker, sm, p, sm, k  to the last marker, sm, k6
Rows 97-105: Repeat rows 95 and 96.
Cast off.
Weave in your ends. 
Block.


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