Friday, August 26, 2016

KNITTING PATTERN - Sharyl Headwrap

Knit headwraps are so popular! Knit your own in any color or brand of yarn you like!

Materials:  US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight needles, US size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors, 1” button

Yarn: Approximately 75-80 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn. Sample shown using Loops & Threads Impeccable Glitter.

Sizes:  Toddler (18–19”), Child (20–21”) and Adult (22–23”)

Gauge:  18 STS and 28 rounds = 4” in [K1, P1] pattern stitch

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CO - cast on, K -  knit, K2TOG - knit 2 together, KFB - knit in front and back, M1 - make 1 (increase), P - purl, P2TOG - purl 2 together, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. The length of the headwrap is adjustable in the pattern.  If making toddler size, you may want to use smaller needles.
  2. This headband is knit in a K1/P1 rib.  In the increase/decrease sections, I highly suggest using a stitch marker and/or stitch counter to keep track of the increase and decrease rows.
  3. When the pattern calls for M1, I recommend using the “backwards loop cast-on” method OR “make one left” method.  For tutorials on these stitches, please visit www.knittinghelp.com 


Instructions (all sizes):

CO 8.  (Start with long tail, then use it to sew on button at the end.)
Row 1:  [K1, P1] across—8 STS.
*Increase Section
Row 2:  [K1, P1] twice, M1, [K1, P1] twice—9 STS.
Row 3:  [K1, P1] twice, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] twice—10 STS.
Rows 4–5:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 6:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] twice—11 STS.
Row 7:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] twice—12 STS.
Rows 8–9:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 10:  [K1, P1] three times, M1, [K1, P1] three times—13 STS.
Row 11:  [K1, P1] three times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] three times—14 STS.
Rows 12–13:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 14:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] three times—15 STS.
Row 15:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] three times—16 STS.
Rows 16–17:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 18:  [K1, P1] four times, M1, [K1, P1] four times—17 STS.
Row 19:  [K1, P1] four times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] four times—18 STS.
Rows 20–21:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 22:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] four times—19 STS.
Row 23:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] four times—20 STS.
Rows 24–25:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 26:  [K1, P1] five times, M1, [K1, P1] five times—21 STS.
Row 27:  [K1, P1] five times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] five times—22 STS.
Rows 28–29:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 30:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] five times—23 STS.
Row 31:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] five times—24 STS.
Rows 32–33:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 34:  [K1, P1] six times, M1, [K1, P1] six times—25 STS.
Row 35:  [K1, P1] six times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] six times—26 STS.
Rows 36–37:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 38:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] six times—27 STS.
Row 39:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] six times—28 STS.
Rows 40–41:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 42:  [K1, P1] seven times, M1, [K1, P1] seven times—29 STS.
Row 43:  [K1, P1] seven times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] seven times—30 STS.   
(Piece should measure about 8” here.)
Continue working straight K1/P1 ribbing for 1-2” for Toddler size, 2-3” for Child size, or 3-4” for Adult size.
*Decrease Section
Row 1:  [K1, P1] seven times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] seven times—29 STS.
Row 2:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] seven times—28 STS.
Rows 3–4:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 5:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] six times—27 STS.
Row 6:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—26 STS.
Rows 7–8:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 9:  [K1, P1] six times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—25 STS.
Row 10:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—24 STS.
Rows 11–12:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 13:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] five times—23 STS.
Row 14:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—22 STS.
Rows 15–16:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 17:  [K1, P1] five times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—21 STS.
Row 18:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—20 STS.
Rows 19–20:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 21:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] four times—19 STS.
Row 22:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—18 STS.
Rows 23–24:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 25:  [K1, P1] four times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—17 STS.
Row 26:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—16 STS.
Rows 27–28:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 29:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] three times—15 STS.
Row 30:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—14 STS.
Rows 31–32:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 33:  [K1, P1] three times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—13 STS.
Row 34:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—12 STS.
Rows 35–36:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 37:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] twice—11 STS.
Row 38:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—10 STS.
Rows 39–40:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 41:  [K1, P1] twice, K2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—9 STS.
Row 42:  K1, P1, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—8 STS.
Row 43:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 44:  K1, P1, K2TOG, M1, M1, P2TOG, K1, P1.  (M1 using “backwards loop cast-on”.  Buttonhole made.)
Rows 45–46:  [K1, P1] across.
Bind off in K1/P1, weave in ends.  Use starting tail to sew button to end opposite of buttonhole.

Crochet Rose
If you don’t crochet, there is a great collection of free knit flower patterns available at: www.knittingpatterncentral.com
*V-ST (V-stitch) = (DC, CH 1, DC) in same stitch.
Using G hook and any color WW yarn, CH 41.
Row 1:  V-ST in 3rd CH from hook, *CH 1, skip 1 ST, V-ST in next CH; repeat from * to last 2 STS, HDC in last CH—19 V-ST made.
Row 2:  CH 1, turn, 6 DC into V-ST, *SL ST into CH-1 space, CH 1, 6 DC into V-ST; repeat from * to end of row, SL ST into beginning CH-3 from previous row  and fasten off leaving a 12-14” tail—19 petals made.
Using long tail & yarn needle, carefully roll rose along starting chain and stitch petals into place.

Stitch rose onto headwrap.  Enjoy!

Other Suggestions:
  • Crochet around edge of headwrap to make it wider & give it a contrasting trim.
  • Use self-striping or variegated yarns for a fun, colorful headwrap.
  • Embellish it with buttons, patches, bows, ribbon, or appliqu├ęs instead.
  • Sew your flower onto a clip or safety pin to make it removable; wear it on a scarf, coat, or sweater.




 © 2013/2016 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.

Monday, August 8, 2016

CROCHET PATTERN - Elf Hat

This striped stocking cap is an adorable photography prop and a perfect holiday accessory for the whole family!  Whip one up in any size from Preemie through XL Adult!

Materials:  US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  1 or more colors of Worsted Weight yarn. 100-200 yards total.  Samples shown using Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn.

Sizes:  Preemie — XL Adult. Pattern includes measurements and indicates where to stop for each size.

Gauge:  14 DC and 8 rounds = 4”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CH(S) - chain(s), DC - double crochet, SC - single crochet, SL ST - slip stitch, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. The CH-2 at the beginning of each row is NOT a ST. Join each round to top of the 1st DC. Work solid hats continuously, if you prefer. 
  2. I have not indicated where to change colors. Make your stripes however you like. 
  3. I recommend changing colors at the join. Complete the SL ST at the end of each round with the new color. 
  4. Do not fasten off at each color change. Carry unused yarns loosely along inside of hat. 
  5. When you have reached the size you want to make, continue to page 3 for finishing instructions.


Instructions:

All Sizes:  start with Magic Ring.
Round 1:  CH 2, 6 DC in ring, join—6 DC.
Round 2:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 2, 2 DC in next) twice, join—8 DC.
Round 3:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 3, 2 DC in next) twice, join—10 DC.
Round 4:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 4, 2 DC in next) twice, join—12 DC.
Round 5:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 5, 2 DC in next) twice, join—14 DC.
Round 6:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 6, 2 DC in next) twice, join—16 DC.
Round 7:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 7, 2 DC in next) twice, join—18 DC.
Round 8:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 8, 2 DC in next) twice, join—20 DC.
Round 9:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 9, 2 DC in next) twice, join—22 DC.
Round 10:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 10, 2 DC in next) twice, join—24 DC.
Round 11:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 11, 2 DC in next) twice, join—26 DC.
Round 12:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 12, 2 DC in next) twice, join—28 DC.
Round 13:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 13, 2 DC in next) twice, join—30 DC.
Round 14:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 14, 2 DC in next) twice, join—32 DC.
Round 15:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 15, 2 DC in next) twice, join—34 DC.
Round 16:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 16, 2 DC in next) twice, join—36 DC. ← End here for Preemie (12” head circ.)
Round 17:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 17, 2 DC in next) twice, join—38 DC.  
Round 18:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 18, 2 DC in next) twice, join—40 DC.
Round 19:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 19, 2 DC in next) twice, join—42 DC. ← End here for Newborn (13” head circ.)
Round 20:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 20, 2 DC in next) twice, join—44 DC. ← End here for 0-3 Months (14-15” head circ.)
Round 21:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 21, 2 DC in next) twice, join—46 DC. ← End here for 3-6 Months (15-16” head circ.)
Round 22:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 22, 2 DC in next) twice, join—48 DC. ← End here for 6-9 Months (16-17” head circ.)
Round 23:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 23, 2 DC in next) twice, join—50 DC. ← End here for 9-12 Months (17-18” head circ.)
Round 24:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 24, 2 DC in next) twice, join—52 DC.
Round 25:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 25, 2 DC in next) twice, join—54 DC. ← End here for 1-3 Years (18-20” head circ.)
Round 26:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 26, 2 DC in next) twice, join—56 DC. ← End here for 4-8 Years (20-21” head circ.)
Round 27:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 27, 2 DC in next) twice, join—58 DC. ← End here for Pre-teen (21-22” head circ.)
Round 28:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 28, 2 DC in next) twice, join—60 DC. ← End here for Adult (22-23” head circ.)
Round 29:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 29, 2 DC in next) twice, join—62 DC. ← End here for XL Adult (23-24” head circ.)

For PREEMIE hats, work 1 additional round of DC (no increase).
For NEWBORN, 0-3 MONTHS, and 3-6 MONTHS, work 2 additional rounds of DC (no increase).
For 6-9 MONTHS and 9-12 MONTHS, work 3 additional rounds of DC (no increase). 
For 1-3 YEARS and 4-8 YEARS, work 4-5 additional rounds of DC (no increase).
For PRE-TEEN, ADULT, and XL ADULT, work 6-7 additional rounds of DC (no increase).  


Fasten off and continue to preferred Edging.

Ribbed (FPDC and BPDC) Edging
With right side facing and using same color as last round worked (to avoid a weird color-change line), join at back seam and CH 2 (not a ST), alternate FPDC (front post DC) and BPDC (back post DC) in each ST around, join to 1st ST.  Repeat for 3-4 rounds.  Fasten off.

Rope (RSC) Edging
With right side facing, join yarn at back seam, work 1-2 additional rounds of DC, then switch colors, CH 1, work RSC (reverse SC) in each ST around.  Join and fasten off.

Simple SC Edging
With right side facing, join yarn at back seam and SC evenly around for 2-3 rounds.  Join and fasten off.

Tassel/Braid
Cut six 18-24” lengths of yarn.  Insert crochet hook in between STS at tip of hat and pull yarn through.  Divide yarn into groups of 4 and braid neatly.  Knot end and trim evenly.

Other Suggestions...
  • Other yarns that will work well:  Cascade 220, Red Heart Soft, Vanna’s Choice, Loops & Threads Impeccable, Caron Simply Soft
  • For an extra long elf hat:  After Round 2, work several rounds of DC (no increase) before continuing on to Round 3.
  • Try variegated or self-striping yarns for a fun, colorful elf hat.
  • Leave off the braid & add a pom pom to the tip for a cute “Santa” hat instead.
 



 © 2009/2016 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

CROCHET PATTERN - Blackberry Dishcloth

The “blackberries” on this simple cloth give it extra scrubbing power!  The Blackberry stitch is fun and easy to crochet, using only chains and single crochet stitches.

Materials:  US size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton worsted weight yarn (5 oz/180 yds): ½ skein #250 Amethyst

Size:  Approx. 8” square

Gauge:  7 sc and 9 rows = 2” (not critical)

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain(s), RS - right side, sc - single crochet, sl st - slip stitch, st(s) - stitch(es), yo - yarn over

Special Stitch
BB (Blackberry) = draw up loop in next sc, (yo, draw through last loop on hook) 3 times, keeping ch-3 just made to front of work, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Notes:
  1.  The ch-1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a st. 
  2.  To make cloth larger or smaller, work a foundation ch in multiples of 2 + 1 and work pattern repeats as desired. 
  3.  Any worsted weight cotton will work well for this cloth.
Instructions:

Ch 27.
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—26 sc.
Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *BB in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last, turn—12 BB, 14 sc.
Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn—26 sc.
Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sc, *BB in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—12 BB, 14 sc.
Row 5:  Repeat Row 3.
Rows 6–29:  Repeat Rows 2–5.  Turn and continue to Trim.



Trim
Ch 1, 3 sc in 1st sc, *sc evenly across end of to last sc, 3 sc in corner, rotate to work along side, skip 1 row end, (2 sc in next, skip 1 row end) along side to corner, 3 sc in corner, rotate to work along end; repeat from * to beginning of Trim, sl st to 1st sc.  
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Other Suggestions...
  • Use a fun variegated or self-striping yarn for a colorful cloth.
  • Try different borders to make your cloth unique.
  • Use a larger hook and 2 strands of yarn to make a thick hot pad.
  • Add a hanging loop by working a chain in one corner.



 © 2016 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

KNITTING PATTERN - Maria Cowl

Slouchy cowls are stretchy, comfortable & warm... and SUPER easy to make. Pick out your favorite yarn, sit down with a good movie & whip one up for yourself!

Yarn:  Approximately 200 yards of Worsted Weight yarn.  Modeled sample shown using JoAnn Sensations Tropics.

Materials:  Size 11 (8.0 mm) 16” circular needles, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Sizes:  To fit Child (Adult); 10 (12)” tall x 19 (22)” circumference

Gauge:  13 STS and 16 rounds = 4”

Difficulty:  Beginner

Stitch Guide:  CO - cast on, K - knit, P - purl, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. If you don’t feel comfortable with your purling skills, feel free to knit the whole thing. 
  2. If you want your cowl longer/shorter, knit more/fewer rounds. If you want it a bit tighter, use smaller needles. 


Instructions:

CO 60 (70).

Round 1:  (K4, P1) around. (Place stitch marker to mark beginning of round.)

Rounds 2—40 (50):
 (K4, P1) around.
(Child cowl should measure about 10” & Adult cowl should measure about 12”.)

Bind off in pattern stitch. 
Weave in ends.

Other Suggestions:
  • (recommended) Crochet around edge of cowl to give it a nice finished edging, and to prevent curling. 
  • Use self-striping or variegated yarns for a fun, colorful cowl. 
  • Sew flowers or buttons, pin brooches, or add ribbons to your cowl to make it unique. 
  • Try different Knit/Purl combinations for different textures. (e.g. K5, P5 or K3, P2)






Sunday, April 17, 2016

5 Crochet Patterns for Sun Hats





Summer is right around the corner!
Sun hats are a must-have accessory for summer!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Elegant Hat (free) by Kim Guzman for Yarnspirations
This simple hat will look gorgeous in any solid color!

#2.  Lady Mary Sun Hat by Danyel Pink Designs
My sun hat has a great brim that can be styled in several different ways!

#3.  Sun Hat (free) by Salena Baca Crochet
This cozy, cotton hat is perfect for boys or girls of all ages!

#4.  Josephine's Floppy Sun Hat (free) by The Lavender Chair
This hat looks fabulous in any combination of colors!

#5.  Endless Waves Sun Hat by Crystalized Designs
This fun chevron hat also includes instructions for a newsboy cap!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel

Friday, January 15, 2016

CROCHET PATTERN - Winter Bloom Afghan Square

This lacy, scalloped square reminded me of a large flower beginning to bloom.  It was designed specifically for Moogly's 2016 CAL
When you make one, please share your lovely work on my Facebook page!  Enjoy!

Yarn:  3 colors of worsted weight yarn.
Sample shown using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in #109 Colonial Blue (A), #125 Taupe (B) and #123 Beige (C).

Materials:  I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Size:  12” afghan square

Gauge:  7 hdc and 4 rows = 2”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  BL - back loop, ch - chain, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, sc - single crochet, sl st - slip stitch, st(s) - stitch(es)

Note:  A ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc.

Instructions:

With color A, make magic ring.
Round 1:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1 now and throughout), [dc, ch 1] in ring 7 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 — 8 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces.

Round 2:  Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off A — 4 sc, 4 3-dc groups, 8 ch-1 spaces.

Round 3:  With color B, join yarn in 2nd dc of any 3-dc group, ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 — 16 ch-1 spaces, 24 dc.

Round 4:  Sl st into corner ch-1 space, ch 3, 4 dc in same space, sl st in next ch-1 space, *5 dc in next ch-1 space, sl st in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off B — 8 sl st, 8 5-dc groups.

Round 5:  With color C, join yarn with a sc in BL of 3rd dc of any corner 5-dc group, ch 1, sc in BL of same st, *sc in BL of next 2 dc, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 5 dc, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 2 dc**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in BL of next dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 1st sc; fasten off C — 44 sc, 8 hdc, 4 ch-1 spaces.

Round 6:  With color A, join yarn in any corner ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1, sc in 3rd sc, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1, sc in 3rd sc, ch 1, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3 — 4 sc, 40 dc, 20 ch-1 spaces.

Round 7:  Sl st in next dc and into corner ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, [2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] twice, sc in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off A — 8 sc, 40 dc, 32 ch-spaces.



Round 8:  With color B, join yarn in any corner ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3 — 16 sc, 56 dc, 16 ch-1 spaces.

Round 9:  Sl st in next 2 dc and into corner ch-2 space, ch 3, 6 dc in same space, [sl st in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, sl st in next sc, *7 dc in next corner ch-2 space, [sl st in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-3; fasten off B — 16 sl st, 12 5-dc groups, 4 7-dc groups.

Round 10:  With color C, join yarn with a sc in BL of 4th dc of any corner 7-dc group, ch 2, sc in BL of same st, sc in BL of next 3 dc, [hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 5 dc] 3 times, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 3 dc, *sc in BL of next dc, ch 2, sc in BL of same st, sc in BL of next 3 dc, [hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 5 dc] 3 times, hdc in next sl st, sc in BL of next 3 dc; repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc; fasten off C — 92 sc, 16 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 11:  With color A, join yarn in any corner ch-2 space, ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch-2), hdc in same space, hdc in next 4 sc, [dc in next hdc, hdc in next 5 sc] 3 times, dc in next hdc, hdc in next 4 sc, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in corner ch-2 space, hdc in next 4 sc, [dc in next hdc, hdc in next 5 sc] 3 times, dc in next hdc, hdc in next 4 sc; repeat from * around, sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch-4 — 100 hdc, 16 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 12:  Sl st into corner ch-2 space, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch-2), dc in same space, dc in next 29 sts, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-2 space, dc in next 29 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5; fasten off A — 124 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Finishing
Weave in all ends.
Block to 12” square.

CLICK HERE to download a French version of this pattern!  Thank you, Veronica! :)







Saturday, January 2, 2016

CROCHET PATTERN - Amy Cowl

This moebius cowl was designed for a good friend. She  lives in a place that doesn’t get cold often, so I wanted to create something soft and light for her.  This elegant cowl is a quick and easy project.

Materials:  J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  200 yards of light worsted yarn. 
Sample shown using Knit Picks “Preciosa” in Tortuga.

Finished Size:  7” wide x 22” long (looped)

Gauge:  8 DC and 4 rows = 2” (If your gauge is bigger, that’s fine!)

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CH - chain, DC - double crochet, SC - single crochet, SL ST - slip stitch, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Special Stitches
Shell = 5 DC in designated stitch or space
V-ST (v stitch) = (DC, CH 3, DC) in designated stitch

Notes
  1. This cowl is made with a half twist (moebius).  Please make sure to read the first 2 rounds carefully.
  2. To make your scarf longer or shorter, increase or decrease the starting chain in multiples of 5.
  3. A CH-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a DC.


Instructions:

CH 159, loosely.
Careful not to twist starting chain, join to 1st CH to form a ring.
Round 1:  CH 1, SC in same ST, *CH 4, skip next 4 CHS, SC in next CH; repeat from * until you get back to the 1st ST.  DO NOT JOIN HERE.  Flip piece toward you & work next SC on the opposite side of the starting chain. (The SC sts will line up.  SEE PICS.)  Continue the [CH 4, skip next 4 CHS, SC in next CH] around to last 4 STS, CH 4, join to 1st SC with a SL ST — 64 CH-4 spaces.


Round 2:  CH 1, Shell in each CH-4 space all the way around, join with SL ST to the CH-1 — 64 Shells.
* Technically, you are working around the cowl twice per round. You have completed the round when you crochet around both sides of the cowl & return to the starting CH-1.  After Round 2, it will look like you have completed 4 rounds.  At the end, it will look like you have completed 12 rounds.
Round 3:  SL ST in next 3 DC, CH 6 (counts as DC + CH-3), DC in same ST, *V-ST in 3rd DC of next Shell; repeat from * around, join to 3rd CH of beginning CH-6 — 64 V-ST.
Round 4:  SL ST into CH-3 space, CH 3, 4 DC in same space, Shell in CH-3 space of each V-ST around, join — 64 Shells.
Round 5:  SL ST in next 2 DC, CH 6 (counts as DC + CH-3), DC in same ST, V-ST in 3rd DC of each Shell around, join — 64 V-ST.
Round 6:  SL ST into CH-3 space, CH 3, 4 DC in same space, Shell in CH-3 space of each V-ST around, join — 64 Shells.
Fasten off, weave in ends.  Wear scarf single- or double-looped around your neck.  Enjoy!  




Happy Crocheting!  :)  Danyel