Saturday, October 12, 2013

Easy-Peasy Dishcloths






I have tried a lot of dishcloth patterns (I love crocheted cotton dishcloths!) but they almost always are way too small to be very useful. I have rather large hands (I come from a long line of tall people) and I like to have a cloth at least as big. I also like quick but pretty crochet projects. And thus, the Easy-Peasy Dishcloth was designed.

Ch 35
Row 1= Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (34 sc)
Row 2= Sc in first sc, (skip 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc) five times, skip 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3= Sc in first dc, (5 dc in next sc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc) five times, 3 dc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4-18= Repeat row 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Annd... You're done. If you want you can crochet down the side, across the bottom, and up the other side before fastening off though.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two Skein Afghan




Yarn: Worsted weight – about 10 oz(or a little less, or a little more.), plus some extra if you want to put an edging on it.
Hook: N or 9 mm
Do not turn. Afghan is worked in the round. Afghan works to be about 31 inches across if slightly less than ten ounces of worsted weight yarn is used. 
Special stitches:
CL= (Yo and insert hook in space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops) twice, yo and pull through all three loops on hook. Ch 2. (Yo and insert hook in same space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops) twice, yo and pull through all three loops on hook. CL made. [The whole stitch is worked in one space]
BegCL== Ch 2, dc, ch 2, (yo and insert hook in sp, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops) twice, yo and draw through all three loops on hook. [The whole stitch is worked in one space]
CG= Yo and insert hook in space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops. Yo and insert hook in next space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through all three loops on hook. C made. [stitch is worked over two spaces]
Ch 3, sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1= BegCL, ch 1. (CL, ch 1) in ring three times. Sl st in dc. (There should be four ch 1 sp and four ch 2 sp. All stitches are worked in the ring.)
Rnd 2-finish= BegCL, ch 1. [Starting in ch 2 sp, (CG over ch sp, ch 1) to next ch 2 sp. CL in ch 2 sp, ch 1.] around. Sl st in dc.
Fasten off and weave in ends. There. You’re done.

Here is a close up of how the corners and stitches should look. 




Sunday, January 27, 2013

Turtle Hat



Sorry it took me so long to write another pattern! The holidays were hectic and I'm pregnant now so I've been pretty busy. :D Anyway, I couldn't find an adult sized pattern for a turtle hat so here is a new one! The mohawk isn't included in the pattern, it was just an add-on for a friend.


Hook: 1/9 or 5.5 mm, F/5 or 3.75
Yarn: Worsted weight in two colors. (Color change is optional)
Ch 2 counts as dc. Do not turn unless specified. Change color after every second row.
Bobble: (Yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through two loops) five times, yo and draw through all six loops.
Gauge: First two rows of hat should measure two inches across. If it measures a little less that is okay, but any larger and you should probably use a smaller hook.

Hat:
Rnd 1= Using magic ring method and larger hook, crochet 12 in ring. Sl st in first dc. Ch 1, turn. (12 dc)
Rnd 2= (2 sc in next stitch, bobble in next stitch) around. Sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (18 st)
Rnd 3= Join with dc in first st, dc, (2 dc in next st, 2 dc) around. Sl st in first dc. Ch 1, turn. (24 st)
Rnd 4= (Sc, 2 sc in next st, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, fasten off. (32 st)
Rnd 5= Join with dc in first st, 2 dc, (2 dc in next st, 3 dc) around. Sl st in first dc. Ch 1, turn. (40 st)
Rnd 6= (Sc, 2 sc in next st, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, fasten off. (53 st)
Rnd 7= Join with dc in first st, 4 dc, (2 dc in next st, 5 dc) around. Sl st in first st, ch 1, turn. (61 st)
Rnd 8= (3 sc, bobble in next st) around, sc. Sl st in first st, fasten off. (61 st)
Rnd 9= Join with dc in first st, dc in same st. (2 dc in next st, 9 dc) around. Sl st in first st, Ch 1 turn. (68 st)
Rnd 10= (3 sc, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, Fasten off. (68 st)
Rnd 11= Join with dc in first st, dc around. Sl st in first st, ch 1, turn. (68 st)
Rnd 12= (3 sc, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, Fasten off. (68 st)
Rnd 13-18= Repeat rows 11 and 12 more times, alternating colors every other row. (68 st)
Rnd 19= Join with sc in first st. Sc around. Do not turn. (68 st)
Rnd 20= Sc around. Sl st to first st, Fasten off. (68 st)

Head:
With smaller hook ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 1= 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 2= (sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 3= (2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4-6= Sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 7= (4 sc, sctog) around. (20 sc)
Rnd 8= (3 sc, sctog) around. (16 sc)
Rnd 9-10= Sc around. (16 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew eyes onto head and stuff and sew to front of hat.

Legs (make 4): With smaller hook, ch 2. 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 1= 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 2= Sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3= (sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4-5= Sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6= (Sc, sctog) around. (12 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff and sew to sides of hat.

Tail: With smaller hook, ch 10. Sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew onto back of hat. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Helmet 2


Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm)
             G/6 (4.25 mm)
Yarn: Medium worsted in two colors.

(ch 2 counts as dc.)

Hat: With larger hook and primary color-
Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st in first sc.
Rnd 1= Ch 2, 3 dc in each dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (18 dc)
Rnd 2= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 2 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (30 dc)
Rnd 3= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 4 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (42 dc)
Rnd 4= Ch 2, ( 3 dc in next dc, 6 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (54 dc)
Rnd 5= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 8 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (66 dc)
Rnd 6= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 10 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (78 dc)
Rnd 7-10= Ch 2, dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (78 dc)
Rnd 11= Ch 2, 36 dc, 2 trc, dtrc, 2 trc, dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Fasten off.

Neckpeice:
Row 1=Starting at the dtrc, sk 2 trc, sk 9 dc, join with dc, 54 dc. Turn. (55 dc)
Row 2-5=Ch 2, Dc across. Turn. (55 dc)
Fasten off.

With contrasting color, join with sc. Sc around, working 3 sc in the corners and hdc in trc and dc in dtrc. Fasten off.

Visor:
With primary color ch 51. Turn.
Row 1= Sc in second ch from hook, 6 sc, 5 hdc, 26 dc, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Turn.
Row 2= Ch 1, 7 sc, 5 hdc, (dc, sk dc, ch 1) thirteen times, dc in next dc, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Turn.
Row 3= Ch 1, 7 sc, 5 hdc, (dc, sk ch 1 sp, ch 1) 13 times, dc, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Turn.
Row 4= Ch 1, 2 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, 2 sc, 5 hdc, dc, (ch 1, dcfp around dc) 12 times, ch 1, dc in next dc, 5 hdc, 2 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 5= Ch 1, 2 sc, sc in each ch, 2 sc, 5 hdc, (dc, ch 1, sk ch 1 sp) 13 times, dc, 5 hdc, 2 sc, sc in each ch, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 6= Ch 1, 7 sc, 5 hdc, dc in each dc and ch 1 sp, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Fasten off.
In contrasting color, sc around edges, working 2 sc in corners.

With second color ch 50. Turn, in second ch from hook, hdc, hdc across. Fasten off. Sew to top of hat.

Viser buttons, make 2: (optional, you can use regular buttons if you wish.)
With second color and smaller hook, ch 2. 6 sc in second ch from hook. 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st in next sc, fasten off. Sew to sides of helmet.

Attach visor to helmet with buttons.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Helmet





Hook size I/9
Yarn: worsted weight in two colors

Ch 2 counts as dc

Hat:
In color A, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1= Ch 2, 3 dc in each sc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (18 dc)
Rnd 2= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (36 dc)
Rnd 3= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 3 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (54 dc)
Rnd 4= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 5 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (72 dc)
Rnd 5-10= Ch 2, dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (72 dc)
Fasten off.

Nosepiece:
Row 1= On the side of the hat opposite of seam, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 4 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 2= Sk sc, 2 sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 3= Sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc.
Fasten off.
Row 4-6= 4 dc in dc. Turn.
Fasten off.

Neckpiece:
Row 11= Beginning at the first sc from the nosepiece, sk 7 dc. Dc in next dc, 45 dc. turn.
Row 12-15= Ch 2, dc across. Turn (46 dc)
Row 16-18= Ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn.
Sc around edges, working 3 sc in corners.
Fasten off.

With color B, cut 6 inch strands and attach to top of hat in a wide stripe. Wrap yarn over hook and insert hook through the hat. Draw the ends through the loop and tighten.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crocheted Earrings


Hook: 5
Yarn: Crochet thread size 10

Ch 5. Join into a ring with a sl st.
Row 1= Ch 2, dc in ring,(ch 3, dc2tog)four times in ring. Turn.
Row 2= Ch 2, dc in first dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog in first dc2tog, (ch 3, sc over ch 3 sp) four times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over last dc2tog. Turn.
Row 3= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, (Ch 3, sc over ch 3 sp) five times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 4= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, (Ch 3, sc over ch 3 sp) six times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 5= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, Ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, sc in ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp) four times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 6= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp) three times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 7= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp) two times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 8= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 9= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 10= Ch 2, [(dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp] twice. Turn.
Row 11= Ch 2, dctog over (ch 1 sp, space between dc2togs, ch 1 sp, turning ch), ch 1.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Attach earring hook to founding ch.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fingerless Lace Glove



Yay! Another wristlet pattern! If there are any mistakes please let me know. :)


Hook: 5
Yarn: Size 10 thread

Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) over stitch.

Ch 82, join into a ring with sl st.
Rnd 1= Sc around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2= Ch 2, sk sc,* Shell in next sc, ch 4, sk 7 sc, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next sc, ch 4, sk 7 sc.* Repeat from * to * four times. Sl st in top of ch 2.
Rnd 3= Ch 2, sk 3 dc, *Shell over ch 2 sp, sk (3 dc, ch 4, dc), ch 2, [(tr3tog, ch 3) three times, tr3tog] over ch 4 sp, sk (dc, ch 4, 3 dc), ch 2.* Repeat from * to * four times. Sl st in top of ch 2.
Rnd 4= Ch 2, sk 3 dc, *Shell over ch 2 sp, sk 3 dc and ch 2, (ch 3, sk tr3tog, 2 sc over ch 3) 3 times, sk (tr3tog, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 3.* Repeat from * to * four times. Sl st in top of ch 2.
Rnd 5= Ch 2, *Shell over ch 2 sp, sk (3 dc, ch 3, 2 sc), ch 4, 2 sc over ch 3, ch 3, 2 sc over ch 3, ch 4, sk ch 3 and 3 dc.* Repeat from * to * four times. Sl st in top of ch 2.
Rnd 6= Ch 2, sk 3 dc, *Shell over ch 2 sp, sk (3 dc, ch 4, 2 sc), ch 4, (dc, ch 4, dc) over ch 3 sp, ch 4. * Repeat from * to * four times. Sl st in top of ch 2.
Rnd 7= Repeat round 3.
Rnd 8= Repeat round 4.
Rnd 9= Repeat round 5.
Rnd 10= Sl st to ch 2 sp, ch 15, sl st in next ch 2 sp (Thumb space). Turn and sc around the thumb space, ending with sl st in ch 2 sp. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp, work pattern for rnd 6 around, ending with sk 7 sc, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next sc, sk 7 sc, sl st in ch 2.
Rnd 11= Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 12= Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 13= Repeat rnd 5.
Rnd 14= Repeat rnd 6.
Rnd 15= Repeat rnd 3.
Rnd 16= Repeat rnd 4.
Rnd 17= Repeat rnd 5.
Fasten off. On the other side of the foundation ch, dc around. (82 dc) Fasten off and weave in ends.