Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Schuyler Hat

A Premium Crochet Pattern


I have some news that I am late in sharing. Last week I published a new paid Tunisian Crochet pattern. The Schuyler Hat is a companion pattern to the Schuyler Ear Warmer that was published in the All Free Crochet website. If you want to see that pattern follow the link here.

The Schuyler hat is full of texture but it works up quick for those last minute gift needs. The hat is worked flat and seamed together when it is all done. Any worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern, but for the model I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. Here are all the notes I have for the pattern.


Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic, worsted weight 170 grams/ 6oz., 288 m/ 315 yrds (60 grams/ 100 yrds are needed for the project)
Hook: 5mm Tunisian hook
Notions: Tapestry needle
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 21 inch circumference
Gauge: 20 rows x 20 stitches = 4 inches using tks
Notes: First loop on the hook always counts as the first TKS
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 the 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 the 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 the instructions in the pattern.
TK3tog (Tunisian knit 2 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 the 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


Where to Purchase the Pattern


Now I know you want to know how to get the pattern. I have a secret, not really, I just haven't told you yet. I'm now selling my patterns on LoveCrafts and Ravelry. I have slowly been moving over my more popular patterns to Lovecrafts. So far there are about 25 of my patterns on the site. 

If you have never heard of Lovecrafts it is a site that supports indie-designers, sells fiber craft patterns, and yarn. 

So for the Ravelry link to purchase the Pattern use this one
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Bethlehem Cowl

A premium Knitting Pattern




There is a long history of telling stories through our art. Through painting on cave walls, mosaics and stained glass in our places of worship, quilt making, and other forms we have been recounting our traditions and histories. I feel so special that I can share the traditions and histories of my family through the medium and knit and crochet.

Christianity is such and important part of my life it's a joy to be able to share a piece of that with you through the Bethlehem Cowl. This cowl takes you through the story of Jesus' birth told by Luke. You can find the story for yourself in Luke chapter 2. The story starts with Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem. Then Jesus is born in the stable. The final scene is of the shepherds right before the angels visit them giving glory to God.

For the neutral yarn color I used Knit Picks Stroll yarn and for the red and brown tone yarn I splurged and used some yarn from one of my favorite dyers; Mandy Pole from Spun Ware Over the Rainbow.  This cowl is truly something special that you can make and want to keep it forever.

And for those of you asking, "where are the free patterns?" I know it was time for a free pattern but I wanted to get this pattern out before the holiday rush and the free knitting pattern for November is coming soon.




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This premium pattern comes with all the instructions and charts needed to make this stunning cowl. I have decided to make all of my stranded knitting patterns paid patterns for a number of reasons. some of those include: It helps offset the cost of the software used to make the charts. A lot more time is spent on coming up with the designs and by having it a paid pattern it is harder for people to just copy and paste my hard work and treat it as their own.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Tree Farm Cowl

A Free Crochet Pattern




We have now entered into the layering season and I am all here for it. I wanted to make a cowl that was easy to make, lots of texture and extra long to loop it around twice. This is the finished product. The Tree Farm Cowl is really easy to follow once you get the repeats down. There are only 2 rows to remember so you don't have to constantly be looking at the pattern to know what to do next.

For the yarn, I recommend using a size 4 or 5 yarn that is soft and slightly fuzzy.

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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Yarn Bee Alpaca Twist Yarn: 90% acrylic 10% alpaca, 4 medium, 3.5 oz 175 yards (skeins needed)
Hook: J/10 6mm (I'm a really loose crocheter so you might have to choose a larger hook to get gauge)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Size: 6 by 26 inches (in the loop)
Gauge: 13 st x 10 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Foundation double crochet (fdc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Slip Stitch (sl st), Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc), Double crochet stitch (dc), Front post  double treble crochet (fpdtc)
Special stitches:

  • fdc: yo, insert hook through the bottom horizontal v at the bottom of stitch just finished, yo, and pull back through for a total of  3 loops on the hook, yo and pull through 1 loop (this counts as the chain), (yo and pull through 2 loops) twice.
  • fpdtr: yo 3 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 5 loops on the hoop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 4 times.


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.




Where Can I Get This Pattern


This Pattern is for sale in my ravelry shop. This is an ads free printer friendly pattern that has been tech edited and tested. It's a great price of $3.00 (USD) for the quality you will get. Ravelry Shop

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Even if you are not ready to buy today. I would love it if you gave this pattern some love on Ravelry!




Instructions

pattern repeat is 25 + 1 

Round 1: ch 4, fdc in 4th chain from hook, fdc 150 more times for a total of 151 fdc, being careful to not twist your work sl st into starting dc to form a loop. 

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each dc, sl st in to first dc. (151 sts)

Round 3: Ch 3, *(fpdc around next dc, dc in next dc) repeat (to) 2 times, sk 3 sts, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows down, sk the st behind the fpdtr just made, {dc in each of the next  4 sts, fpdtr in the st 2 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, sk 4 sts, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows below, skip  2 sts behind the fptdc sts just made} repeat {to}, dc in the next 4 sts, fpdtr in the st 2 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, sk st behind the fpdtr just made, dc in the next st,* Repeat *to* 5 times. Sl st into beginning st. (Note on last repeat the last dc is not needed) (18 fpdc, 36 fpdtr, 97 dc) 

Rounds 4: Ch 3, {(fpdc around next dc, dc in next dc) repeat (to) 2 times, dc in the next 19 sts,} repeat {to} 5 times, sl st into beginning st. (note on last repeat the last dc is not needed) (18 fpdc, 114 dc)

Rounds 5- 12: Repeat rounds 3 and 4

Round 13: Repeat row 2

Finish off. 

Weave in your ends. Make a special note to close the gap created when connecting the first round. 


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