Thursday, March 26, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Radiant Rose



My daughter asked me if I could crochet her a flower that she could wear with any of her little headbands. She has quite a collection of them!
I designed this Radiant Rose so that she can change it, or adjust it to sit in just the right spot! When the leaf is attached, an opening is made so it can be slid onto any headband. You can also slide the rose onto a barrette, or sew it onto hats, sweaters, wreaths, and more! 

Materials:  US size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, headband

Yarn:  Any sport/light weight yarn; Approx. 50 yards of main color for rose, and 10 yards of green for leaf.
Sample shown using Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby yarn.

Size:  Approx. 2.5" wide

Gauge:  Not critical to this project.

Stitch Guide:  ch(s) - chains, sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitches, V-st - (dc, ch 1, dc) in same st.

Rose Instructions:

Ch 45.
Row 1:  V-st in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, V-st in next ch; repeat from * to last 2 chs, skip 1 ch, sc in last ch.  [21 V-sts]
Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, 7 dc into V-st, *slip st into ch-1 space, ch 1, 7 dc into V-st; repeat from * across to within last 2 V-sts, slip st into ch-1 space, ch 1, 6 hdc into V-st, slip st into ch-1 space, ch 1, 5 hdc in last V-st, slip st to beginning ch-3 from previous row.  Fasten off leaving 14" tail for sewing.  [21 petals made]

You should now have a strand of petals that looks like this:


Starting at the last petal made, carefully roll into rose shape using the foundation chain as a guide.  Then thread the long tail onto yarn needle, and sew back and forth through the bottom of the rose to secure.


Leaf Instructions:

Ch 13.
Round 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2, hdc in next 2, dc in next 2, hdc in next 2, sc in next 2, slip st in last ch, ch 1; Continuing onto opposite side of starting chain: Slip st in 1st ch, sc in next 2, hdc in next 2, dc in next 2, hdc in next 2, sc in last 3.
Round 2 (optional):  Slip st or Sc in each st around.  Fasten off leaving 8" tail for sewing.

Position leaf on back of rose as shown:


Sew end of leaf in place.  Then, measure opening for headband and tack down center of leaf.  Use this photo as a guide:


Weave in all ends and... Voila!  Adjustable/removable Rose!  
Happy Crocheting!



 © 2015 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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Design Wars Shimmer Challenge

For this Design Wars Challenge, I chose Red Heart Shimmer.  I've been a big fan of Shimmer for a while, and I've designed patterns with it before.  The yarn comes in lots of beautiful colors, and the little sparkly thread isn't itchy like it is in some other brands.  It's a nice light worsted yarn that can be used for lots of projects!

I knew I wanted to create a garment for this round of DW, and I played around with several stitch designs.  The Shimmer yarn and the openwork design of the Pacific Pullover compliment each other very well!  The Pacific Pullover is slightly oversized, and instructions are included for sizes Small through 3X, so it will fit a wide variety of body types! It has a nice drape, a lacy design, and just a bit of sparkle that makes it perfect for lots of occasions!  The model in my photos is wearing size Medium, and the top was made with #1503 Turquoise.



These 3 patterns from my shop are also great projects that you can make with Red Heart Shimmer!  
Get the patterns for just $2.00 each through Wednesday, March 18th.
Click the links & add to cart.  No coupon required.

The Stella Hat

The Cotton Candy Cardigan

The Rebecca Cowl

Thank you!  
Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

KNITTING PATTERN - Checkerboard Beanie



The Checkerboard Beanie is a snug-fitting cap that’s sure to be your guy’s new favorite!  This beanie is easy, works up fairly quickly, and is a great project for new knitters.

Materials: US size 8 (5.0 mm) DPNs and/or 16” circular needles, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn: Approximately 150 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn. Sample shown using “I Love This Yarn”.

Sizes: Child size (ages 4-10) and Adult size

Gauge: 18 STS and 28 rounds = 4” in (K4, P4) pattern stitch

Stitch Guide:
 CO - cast on, K - knit, K2TOG - knit 2 together, P - purl, P2TOG - purl 2 together, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes
  • This hat is knit in continuous rounds. Use stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch of each round.
  • I use circulars, then switch to DPNs when decreasing. Use DPNs for the whole hat if preferred. 
  • I tend to knit snugly, so you may want to use smaller needles to get the gauge. Additionally, this beanie is meant to be close-fitting. If you prefer your hats to be longer/looser, you may want to use larger needles instead.

Child Size  (19-21” head circumference)
CO 72.
Rounds 1-5: (K4, P4) 9 times. [72 STS]
Rounds 6-10: (P4, K4) 9 times.
Rounds 11-15: (K4, P4) 9 times.
Rounds 16-20: (P4, K4) 9 times.
Rounds 21-25: (K4, P4) 9 times.
Rounds 26-30: (P4, K4) 9 times.
Round 31: (K2, K2TOG, P4) 9 times. [63 STS]
Rounds 32-33: (K3, P4) 9 times.
Round 34: (K1, K2TOG, P4) 9 times. [54 STS]
Round 35: (K2, P4) 9 times.
Round 36: (P2, K2, K2TOG) 9 times. [45 STS]
Rounds 37-38: (P2, K3) 9 times.
Round 39: (P2, K1, K2TOG) 9 times. [36 STS]
Round 40: (P2, K2) 9 times.
Round 41: (K2TOG, P2) 9 times. [27 STS]
Rounds 42-43: (K1, P2) 9 times.
Round 44: (K1, P2TOG) 9 times. [18 STS]
Round 45: (K1, P1) 9 times.
Cut a 12” tail, gather remaining stitches & cinch top of hat closed. Securely fasten off ends.

Adult Size  (21-23” head circumference)
CO 80.
Rounds 1-5: (K4, P4) 10 times. [80 STS]
Rounds 6-10: (P4, K4) 10 times.
Rounds 11-15: (K4, P4) 10 times.
Rounds 16-20: (P4, K4) 10 times.
Rounds 21-25: (K4, P4) 10 times.
Rounds 26-30: (P4, K4) 10 times.
Rounds 31-35: (K4, P4) 10 times.
Round 36: (P4, K2TOG, K2) 10 times. [70 STS]
Rounds 37-38: (P4, K3) 10 times.
Round 39: (P4, K2TOG, K1) 10 times. [60 STS]
Round 40: (P4, K2) 10 times.
Round 41: (K2TOG, K2, P2) 10 times. [50 STS]
Rounds 42-43: (K3, P2) 10 times.
Round 44: (K2TOG, K1, P2) 10 times. [40 STS]
Round 45: (K2, P2) 10 times.
Round 46: (P2, K2TOG) 10 times. [30 STS]
Rounds 47-48: (P2, K1) 10 times.
Round 49: (P2TOG, K1) 10 times. [20 STS]
Round 50: (P1, K1) 10 times.
Cut a 12” tail, gather remaining stitches & cinch top of hat closed. Securely fasten off ends.

Other Suggestions...
  • Work every 5 rounds with a different color for a striped effect.
  • Work all Knit stitches with color A, and all Purl stitches with color B for a true checkerboard look.
  • Add a pom pom or tassel to the top of the beanie.
  • Repeat Rounds 1-10 a couple extra times to create a slouch hat.




 © 2012/2015 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, February 9, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Puff Ball Beanie Photo Prop



This fluffy puff ball beanie is a fun, easy, and cuddly photography prop.  
Whip one up in your favorite worsted weight yarn, or try a fun art yarn for a cool effect.
*This hat is a photography prop ONLY.  The long tail and fluffy pom pom are a choking hazard. Responsible Adult Supervision Required.

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

Yarn:  100 yards Worsted Weight Yarn.  
Sample shown using Red Heart Plush Baby Yarn.

Sizes:
  Newborn and 3 Months

Gauge:  7 DC and 4 rounds = 2”

Stitch Guide:  CH - chain, DC - double crochet, HDC - half double crochet, SC - single crochet, SL ST - slip stitch, ST - stitch

Notes
  1.  The pattern is written for Newborn size with 3-Month size in parentheses.
  2.  The CH-2 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch.
  3.  I did not indicate where to add the stripes.  Change colors to create stripes anywhere you like.

Start with magic ring.
Round 1:  CH 2, 11 (12) DC in ring, join to top of first DC (here and throughout).
Round 2:  CH 2, 2 DC in each DC around, join.  [22 (24) DC]
Round 3:  CH 2, (1 DC in next, 2 DC in next) around, join.  [33 (36) DC]
Round 4:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 2, 2 DC in next) around, join.  [44 (48) DC]
Rounds 5 - 9:  CH 2, DC in each DC around, join.  [44 (48) DC]  
Round 10:  CH 1, SC (HDC) in each DC around, join and fasten off.  [44 SC (48 HDC)]

Tail and Assembly
Use a double strand of yarn.  Leaving a 6” tail, CH 60 (or more), then fasten off leaving a 6” tail.
Use a pom pom maker, cardboard or your fingers to create a large, fluffy pom pom.
Using needle, thread one end of the tail down through the top-center of the hat and secure it to the inside.  Carefully thread the other end of the tail through the center of the pom pom and tie it in a knot to secure.  Put hat on baby & gently place the pom pom into desired position.

Other Suggestions...
  • Work entire hat in one solid color, or try variegated or self-striping yarns.
  • Make a large tassel instead of a pom pom.
  • Embellish hat with buttons, flowers, bows, clips, appliqués, etc.


 © 2010/2015 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.


Friday, February 6, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Perfect DC Beanie




This simple, textured beanie works up quickly & is perfect for everyone in the family!  Work the entire beanie through both loops, and you'll have a perfect DC beanie.  Enjoy!

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

Yarn: 100-200 yards worsted weight yarn.
Sample shown using Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton.

Sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child and Adult

Gauge: 15 DC and 8 Rows = 4”

Difficulty: Very Easy

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

Notes
  • The CH-1 or CH-2 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch. Join the last stitch to the top of the first stitch.
  • The top of the hat is started with a Magic Ring. I highly recommend this technique.
  • The texture of this hat makes it slightly stretchy. If you know you crochet loosely, you may want to use an H hook instead.

0-3 Months (14-15” head circumference)
Start with magic ring…
Round 1: CH 2, 11 DC in loop, join to 1st DC. [11 DC]
Round 2: CH 2, (2 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [22 DC]
Round 3: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [33 DC]
Round 4: CH 2, (1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [44 DC]
Round 5-9: CH 2, (DC in next ST, DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [44 DC]
Round 10: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join. [44 SC]
Round 11: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join & fasten off. [44 SC]


3-6 Months (15-17” head circumference)
Start with magic ring…
Round 1: CH 2, 12 DC in loop, join to 1st DC. [12 DC]
Round 2: CH 2, (2 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [24 DC]
Round 3: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [36 DC]
Round 4: CH 2, (1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [48 DC]
Round 5-9: CH 2, (DC in next ST, DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [48 DC]
Round 10: CH 1, HDC in each ST around, join. [48 HDC]
Round 11: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join & fasten off. [48 SC]
*Work additional rounds of SC if needed for larger babies.


6-12 Months (17-19” head circumference)
Start with magic ring…
Round 1: CH 2, 10 DC in loop, join to 1st DC. [10 DC]
Round 2: CH 2, (2 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [20 DC]
Round 3: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [30 DC]
Round 4: CH 2, (1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [40 DC]
Round 5: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in BL of next ST, 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [50 DC]
Round 6-10: CH 2, (DC in next ST, DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [50 DC]
Round 11: CH 1, HDC in each ST around, join. [50 HDC]
Round 12: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join & fasten off. [50 SC]
*Work additional rounds of SC if needed for larger babies.


Toddler (18-20” head circumference)
Start with magic ring…
Round 1: CH 2, 11 DC in loop, join to 1st DC. [11 DC]
Round 2: CH 2, (2 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [22 DC]
Round 3: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [33 DC]
Round 4: CH 2, (1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [44 DC]
Round 5: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in BL of next ST, 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [55 DC]
Round 6-12: CH 2, (DC in next ST, DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [55 DC]
Round 13: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join. [55 SC]
Round 14: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join & fasten off. [55 SC]
*Work additional rounds of SC if needed for larger toddlers.


Child (19-21” head circumference)
Start with magic ring…
Round 1: CH 2, 12 DC in loop, join to 1st DC. [12 DC]
Round 2: CH 2, (2 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [24 DC]
Round 3: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [36 DC]
Round 4: CH 2, (1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [48 DC]
Round 5: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in BL of next ST, 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [60 DC]
Round 6-13: CH 2, (DC in next ST, DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [60 DC]
Round 14: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join. [60 SC]
Round 15: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join & fasten off. [60 SC]
*Work additional rounds of SC if needed for larger children.


Adult (21-23” head circumference)
Start with magic ring…
Round 1: CH 2, 12 DC in loop, join to 1st DC. [12 DC]
Round 2: CH 2, (2 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [24 DC]
Round 3: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [36 DC]
Round 4: CH 2, (1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [48 DC]
Round 5: CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in BL of next ST, 1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [60 DC]
Round 6: CH 2, working every other stitch in the BL, (1 DC in next 14 STS, 2 DC in next ST) around, join. [64 DC]
Round 7-14: CH 2, (DC in next ST, DC in BL of next ST) around, join. [64 DC]
Round 15: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join. [64 SC]
Round 16: CH 1, SC in each ST around, join & fasten off. [64 SC]
*Work additional rounds of SC if needed for larger heads.


Other Suggestions...
  • Crochet a flower to attach to the side of the hat.
  • Work the final SC round in RSC (reverse single crochet).
  • Use a fun variegated or self-striping yarn for a colorful hat.
  • Work entire hat through both loops for a simple, smooth beanie.
  • Add ear flaps for a warm winter hat.
  • Add a pom pom, pins, appliqués, ribbons, or buttons to your hat to make it unique.


 © 2010/2015 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, February 1, 2015

Design Wars Medley Challenge & Yarn Review


I've had the pleasure of participating in the most recent Design Wars Challenge!
We were tasked with creating a new design using the new line of Medley Yarn from Red Heart!  My design is called the Eclectic Scarf, which is an oversized, hooded scarf that's super warm, cozy, and colorful!

I made 2 Eclectic Scarves... the adult size scarf was made with the colors "Volcano" and "Stained Glass", and the child size scarf was made with the colors "Energy" and "Eclectic".  My daughter loved the "Eclectic" colorway so much, that I decided to use it as the name of the design.  My favorite shade of this yarn is "Stained Glass"  it's mostly shades of dark blue with pinks, greens, and turquoise mixed in.

Medley yarn is SUPER soft.  I highly recommend it!  You will just love wrapping this scarf around your face... it's so snuggly!  This yarn would also work very well for hats, mittens, cowls, shawls, and pretty much any garment that calls for a colorful, bulky yarn.  Check out what the rest of the DW crew has done with their Medley yarn HERE.

I was able to find Medley yarn at my local Jo-Ann store, but if yours doesn't carry it, you can always buy some from www.redheart.com.  Give it a try!

My Eclectic Scarf will be available in my Ravelry Shop at the end of the Design Wars Challenge.  Head over there & add it to your favorites! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
 :) Danyel


Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 Crochet Awards

First, I want to thank you for nominating me for 3 Flamies in 2014.  I didn't win any of them, but the competition was fierce, and I'm super grateful that you even considered me!

Second, The Crochet Awards (aka The Flamies) are coming back in 2015 with some big changes. Rather than yearly, they’re moving to a quarterly schedule where each quarter will highlight a different set of award categories. This way, they will be able to honor more beautiful designs and talented designers.  There will also be a panel of judges that have been hand-selected from around the crochet community to help cultivate the nominations for each category.  Once the nominations are made by the judges, the public will get to vote for their favorites.  How fun!

I am honored to have been asked to join the panel of judges for the first quarter!  I'm looking forward to helping The Crochet Awards move forward in this new direction!  I have to admit though... I'm having a HARD time choosing my favorites.

For more information on The Crochet Awards, or to view the 2014 winners, please visit their Website or Facebook page.

Happy Crocheting! :)