Monday, August 24, 2020

Amalie Baby Bonnet

 A free knitting pattern


A couple weeks ago you probably saw the crochet version of this baby bonnet. It turned out so well I knew I wanted to make a knit version too.

This sweet little bonnet is so delicate and soft it makes an heirloom piece for sure. Just like with the crochet version you can make two bonnets out of one 50g skein of yarn so they make a great option for fair projects. 

This bonnet is made with those twisted stitches that I love so much. You can have beautiful cabling without all the fuss of using a cable needle. I have the pattern written so that there is a running slip stitch down the sides so it makes it easier to stitch together, but if that is something new to you don't worry it doesn't change the way it looks in the end if you leave them out. One of my favorite parts of the bonnet are the i-cord ties that are attached with an i-cord edging. It just brings a whole new level of professionalism to the finished piece. If you have made anything from the Learner's curve series I did a few years back you have used these elements before. 


Where Can I get this pattern?


This is a free knitting pattern on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to see this pattern. By having it free on the blog I am able to promote the pattern more and share it with more people. I also feel that I bring some trust to my readers who can read through the pattern before they decide if they want to purchase the pattern.


If you would like to purchase this pattern that is ads free and printer friendly, it is available for Download through my Ravelry Store For $3.00. When you purchase the PDF you will be getting the pattern you see below plus 2 extra sizes and charts to help you read the pattern. it doesn't get much better than that. For the first week you can get it for $1.00 (usd).

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I also have the PDF for sale at Love crafts. It is a a little higher price at $3.60. This helps cover the fees that come with posting the pattern on that site. 




Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering weight yarn, 50g. Color Dove Heather

Hook: 5/ 3.75mm

Notions: Tapestry needle

Size: Top to chin 6 inches, front to back is 6 inches at widest point.

Gauge: 12 k + 34 rows = 2 in.

Stitches Used: knit (k), purl (p), RT (right twist), LT (left twist), sl st (sl st), k2tog (knit 2 stitches together), ssk (slip, slip, knit)

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.

  • 3 st  i-cord
    Cast on 3 st onto a double point needle, {knit 3, push your stitches to the other end}, Repeat {to} pulling your stitches tight as you go. 

  • I-cord Edging:
    Cast on 3 st onto one of your double point needles.  With the wrong side facing up, insert the needle in the right hand side corner of the bonnet {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} until you come to the other edge of the bonnet. 

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:


Main part of the bonnet


Cast on 32 stitches using your favorite cast on method. 

Row 1 [RS]: p3, RT, p4, RT, LT, p4, LT, p12, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)
Row 2 [WS]: k13, p2, k4, p, k2, p, k4, p2, k2, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)
Row 3: p3, RT, p3, RT, p2, LT, p3, LT, p12, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)
Row 4: k13, p2, k3, p, k4, p, k3, p2, k2, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)
Row 5: p3, RT, p2, RT, p4, LT, p2, LT, p12, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)

Row 6: k13, p2, k2, p, k6, p, k2, p2, k2, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)
Row 7: p3, RT, p, RT, p, RT, LT, p, LT, p, LT, p12, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)
Row 8: k13, p2, k, p, k2, p, k2, p, k2, p, k, p2, k2, sl st with yarn facing back (32 sts)

Rows 9- 104: repeat rows 3-8

Cast off and break yarn



back of bonnet


With front side facing up and working across the un-worked rows, sk 17 slipped stitches, insert needle into the side of the 18th row st, and bring up a loop, continue bringing up a loop through the next 17 sl stitches for a total of 18 loops on the needle. There will be 17 un-worked rows on each side of the needle.

Row 1[ws]: k17, sl st with yarn in back

Row 2 [rs]: p17, sl st with yarn in the back

Row 3-24: repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 25: k, ssk, k12, k2tog, sl st with yarn in back
Row 26: p15, sl st with yarn in back
Row 27: k, ssk, k10, k2tog, sl st with yarn in back
Row 28: p13, sl st with yarn in back
Row 29: k, ssk, k8, k2tog, sl st with yarn in back
Row 30: p11, sl st with yarn in back
Row 31: k, ssk, k6, k2tog, sl st with yarn in back
Row 32: p9, sl st with yarn in back
Row 33: k, ssk, k4, k2tog, sl st with yarn in back
Row 34: p7, sl st with yarn in back

Cast off and break yarn.

Bonnet Ties


Make a 3 loop i-cord for 30 rows, attach the i-cord with a stitch at the bottom of the bonnet with the front facing down, make an attached i-cord in each st across the bottom of the bonnet. Finish with a 3 loop i-cord for 30 rows.

Finish off.

Weave in your ends.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Ingrid Baby Bonnet

A Free Crochet Pattern





I have another baby crochet pattern to share with you. This is a great heirloom piece that can be passed from generation to generation. This is not a beginner friendly pattern, but all of the techniques used to make the bonnet have been used before with patterns from this blog. I use the attached i-cord in this basket pattern here, and I use the fptr stitches in this cowl pattern here. This pattern takes me around 3 hours to make and I can get 2 bonnets (smallest size) out of one 50g. skein of yarn. I can usually find Stroll yarn for around $3.00 so this is a great project with a good profit margin for fairs.


I love the clean lines of this design. It is a simple 2 row pattern that has a big impact of texture. I hope you enjoy this pattern. On the blog you will find the smallest size which would fit a newborn to 6 month baby for free. If you would like to purchase the pattern PDF of the pattern I have it for sale for $3.00 (usd). The PDF version of the pattern has the written instructions for 3 sizes up to 24 months.




Where Can I get this pattern?


This is a free crochet pattern on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to see this pattern. By having it free on the blog I am able to promote the pattern more and share it with more people. I also feel that I bring some trust to my readers who can read through the pattern before they decide if they want to purchase the pattern.

If you would like to purchase this pattern that is ads free and printer friendly, it is available for Download through my Ravelry Store For $3.00. for the first week you can get it for $1.00 (usd). 


<----->Buy now<------>


I also have the PDF for sale at Love crafts. It is a a little higher price at $3.60. This helps cover the fees that come with posting the pattern on that site. 





Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering weight yarn, 50g. Color Dove Heather

Hook: 00/3.5mm

Notions: Tapestry needle

Size: Top to chin 6 inches, front to back is 6 inches at widest point. 

Gauge: 12 hdc + 9 rows = 2 in.

Stitches Used: Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Slip Stitch (sl st), Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc), Double crochet stitch (dc), Front post treble crochet (fptc), Front post treble crochet two stitches together (fptr2tog), 3 loop i-cord, attached i-cord



Special stitches:

  • Fptr2tog: Yo 2 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 4 loops on the hook, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 2 times. First half of the stitch complete, you should have 2 loops on the hook, yo 2 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 5 loops on the hook, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 2 times, there should be 3 loops on the hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Yhng4wJuA

  • 3 loop i-cord: Make a slip knot, ch 3, yo and pull through a loop in each ch, (3 loops on the hook), {take the back 2 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 2 x}, repeat {to} until you have your desired amount of stitches.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o97aBEJ4Mto

  • Attached i-cord: Insert the hook in a corner st, {yo and pull up through the closest loop for a total of 3 loops on the hook, take the back 2 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 2 x, insert the hook into the next st of project} continue repeating {to} until your desired amount of stitches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfyb9y3Gksk (This one is slightly different than what i        am asking you to do but you get the idea of what is needed)


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.



Main Bonnet Body


Row 1: Ch 25, hdc in second ch from the hook, hdc in each ch across for a total of 24 sts.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), hdc in each st across for a total of 24 sts. 


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 3 hdc, fptr around 4th st of row 1, fptr around 5 st of row 1, sk 2 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr2tog around 7th  and 11th st of row 1, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 3 st, fptr around the 13th st of row 1, fptr around the 14th st of row 1, sk 2 sts, hdc in each of the last 10 sts. (19 hdc, 4 fptr, 1 fptr2tog)


Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across for a total of 24 sts. 


Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 3 hdc, fptr around previous fptr x2, hdc in the next 3 sts, fptr2tog around 7th  and 11th st of previous 2 rows down, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 3 st, fptr around previous fptr x2, sk 2 sts, hdc in each of the las 10 sts. (19 hdc, 4 fptr, 1 fptr2tog)


Rows 6-55: Repeat rows 4 and 5. 


Finish off


Bonnet Bill


Row 1: With front side facing down and working across the rows closest to the fptr stitches, insert your hook in the side of the first stitch of the first row and ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each side of the stitch in each row for a total of 55 sts. 


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in starting st, {sk 2 st, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, sc in the next stitch}, repeat 8 xs. (9 shell patterns total)


Finish off.


Back of Bonnet


Row 1: With front side facing up and working across the unworked rows, sk 18 rows, insert hook into the side of the 19th row st, and ch 1, hdc in the same st, and in each side of the st for 18 rows for a total of 19 sts. 


Row 2-10: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across for a total of 19 sts. 


Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 15 sts, sc2tog in the last 2 sts. (17 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across for a total of 17 sts. 

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 13 sts, sc2tog in the last 2 sts. (15 sts)

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across for a total of 15 sts. 

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 11 sts, sc2tog in the last 2 sts. (13 sts)


Row 16: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across for a total of 13 sts. 


Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 9 sts, sc2tog in the last 2 sts. (11 

sts)


Rows 18-19: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across for a total of 11 sts. 


Sew each of the sides of the back of the bonnet to the corresponding sides of the bonnet body with a wip stitch.



Bonnet Ties


Make a 3 loop i-cord for 30 rows, attach the i-cord with a ch st, at the bottom of the bonnet with the front facing up, make an attached i-cord in each st across the bottom of the bonnet. Finish with a 3 loop i-cord for 30 rows. 


Finish off. 


Weave in your ends. 



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Monday, June 29, 2020

Ruth's Kitchen Towel

A Free Knitting Pattern


It's been a while since I have shared a free knitting pattern. I recently made a crochet version of this towel. You can find it on Ravelry here. When I was finished with it I knew I wanted to make a knit version and so here it is. 

This is the hanging kitchen towel you always wanted. It is soft with the perfect subtle texture to get your hands dry. It is constructed just right so that it will hang in place without going anywhere.  Make a couple of matching dishcloths for the perfect house warming gift. 

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Ruth's Kitchen Towel


Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Any worsted cotton. 2 colors needed. Model used Lion Brand yarn: Re-up, 85% cotton, 15% polyester, 114 yards, 2.5 oz.

Needle: 7/ 4.5mm

Notions: Tapestry needle

Size: I wasn’t sure how to measure this. 5 ½ by 15 ½

Gauge: 18 sts x 28 rows = 4 in

Stitches Used: K (knit), P (purl), k2tog (knit 2 together)

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.

Purchase this Pattern!


This is a free Pattern right here on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to find the pattern. If you would like an ads free, printer friendly PDF version I have them for sale in my Ravelry Shop for 3.00 and for sale in my LoveCrafts Shop When you purchase this pattern you will receive the pattern that you see on the Blog post plus the bonus chart and legend to help you complete your hat. 



Pattern Instructions


Main towel section


With Color A, cast on 60 stitches using your favorite cast on method

Rows 1-3: (K2, P2) Repeat 14 xs for a total of 60 stitches

Rows 4-6: (P2, k2) repeat 14 xs for a total of 60 stitches

Rows 7-9: (K2, P2) Repeat 14 xs for a total of 60 stitches

Row 10: With color B, k for a total of 60 stitches

Row 11: P for a total of 60 stitches

Row 12: K for a total of 60 stitches

Row 13: P for a total of 60 stitches

Row 14: With color A, k for a total of 60 stitches

Rows 15- 63: Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Cast off and break yarn.


Towel topper


Have the colored stripe towards the bottom with the knit side facing out. Fold the sides toward the middle so that the sides touch each other.


Row 1:
With color B, pull up a loop through both sections of fabric in each stitch until you have 30 loops evenly across the folded towel.

Row 2- 40: K for a total of 30 sts

Row 41: K 1, k2tog, k 24, k2tog, k 1

Row 42: K for a total of 28 sts

Row 43: K 1, k2tog, k 22, k2tog, k 1

Row 44: K for a total of 26 sts

Row 45: K 1, k2tog, k 20, k2tog, k 1

Row 46: K for a total of 24 sts

Row 47: K 1, k2tog, k 18, k2tog, k 1

Row 48: K for a total of 22 sts

Row 49: K 1, k2tog, k 16, k2tog, k 1

Row 50: K for a total of 20 sts

Row 51: K 1, k2tog, k 14, k2tog, k 1

Row 52: K for a total of 18 sts

Row 53: K 1, k2tog, k 12, k2tog, k 1

Row 54: K for a total of 16 sts

Cast off and break yarn.


Band


With color B, cast on 5 stitches along the side of the towel topper starting at row 40 and working down toward row 30.

Row 1-37(or until the band stretches across the towel topper): K for a total of 5 sts.

Cast off and break yarn with a long tail. Using the long tail, wip stitch the band to the other side of the towel topper.

Weave in all your ends.



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