Sunday, July 5, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Tote Bags


Tote Bags are the Best!
Quick to make & eco-friendly... take one with you anywhere you go!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Plum Tote Bag by Luz Patterns
This tote uses fun spike stitches to make it gorgeous & sturdy!

#2.  Chasing Chevrons Tote by A Crocheted Simplicity
Use any of your favorite colors to create this stunning bag!

#3.  Summer Fun Bag (free) by The Stitchin' Mommy
This great open weave design is great for trips to the beach or pool!

#4.  Wrapped Ombre Tote Bag (free) by Moogly
Use up your scraps to create this awesome, striped bag!

#5.  Satchel Styled Plarn Tote (free) by My Recycled Bags
No one will believe this amazing tote is made out of old plastic bags!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel


Sunday, June 28, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Mandalas




I love Mandalas!
They're so colorful, and can be used for so many things!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Sophie's Mandala (free) by Look At What I Made
This large, gorgeous mandala also comes in small and medium versions!

#2.  Overlay Mandala No.1 by CAROcreated
The texture of this mandala is amazing, and the color combos are endless!

#3.  Mini Mandala Garland by Lilla Bjorn Crochet
These tiny mandalas would make great decor in a nursery or craft room!

#4.  Picot Mandala by A Creative Being
This floral-themed mandala would make a lovely hot pad or dishcloth!

#5.  Kaleidoscope Mandala (free) by Da's Crochet Connection
This multi-colored mandala is a perfect stash-buster project!

Happy Crocheting!
Danyel


Sunday, June 21, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Summer




Happy First Day of Summer!
Here is a fun collection of summertime crochet projects!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Summer Fun Market/Beach Tote (free) by The Stitchin' Mommy
This quick and easy tote is perfect for trips to the beach or farmer's market!

#2.  Sheep Pull Toy by Just Be Happy Patterns
This crocheted sheep toy will be cherished by your little ones for years!

#3.  Watermelon Mary Janes by Holland Designs
Your little lady's feet will look super sweet in these tiny booties!

#4.  Pacific Pullover by Danyel Pink Designs
Sized through 3X, you can pair this light and lacy top with your favorite tank!

#5.  Summer Sherbet Planter Cover (free) by The Inspired Wren
Add some color to your herb pots. These would be lovely in a kitchen window!

Happy Crocheting!
Danyel

Sunday, May 31, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Cordial Pet Collar



We rescued our new fur baby, Sandy, a couple weeks ago, and I've just been itching to crochet some cute stuff for her.

Inspired by the paracord survival bracelets that my kids like to make, I designed this quick and cute dog collar for her!

This collar works well for dogs (or cats) under 30 pounds that walk gently on a leash, or that don't need a leash at all.  

MATERIALS:  G-6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook, small amount of Red Heart Cordial (or any super sturdy bulky weight yarn), 1/2" plastic buckle, 7/8" split ring or D ring, measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors

SIZE:  Collar measures 5/8" wide, and circumference is customized to your pet's neck.

STITCH GUIDE:  ch - chain, sc - single crochet

NOTES:

  1. Work Row 1 over the starting tail.
  2. Begin and end the collar with the right side of the buckle facing.
  3. Crochet snugly for a dense fabric with minimal stretch.

First, gather your materials.

Next, measure your pet's neck close to the fur, but not too snug.  The buckle will add about 1" of extra space, so it will fit comfortably.  Sandy's neck circumference is 13 1/4".

Instructions:

Row 1 (right side):  Insert hook into slot on buckle and sc, work one more sc in slot.
Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc -- 2 sc.
Rows 3-4:  Repeat Row 2.
Row 5:  Ch 1, turn, place split ring/D ring on hook, sc in each sc crocheting over the ring to secure it into place -- 2 sc.

Repeat Row 2 until crocheted portion of collar reaches your pet's neck circumference measurement.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Whip stitch end of collar to opposite end of buckle, using 2-3 stitches in each sc.
Weave in all ends.  If using Cordial yarn, you may need to melt the ends with a lighter (ADULTS only) to prevent fraying.


Happy Crocheting!
:) Danyel


 © 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, April 26, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Alice Hat



This sweet cloche is made with a bell-shaped brim & finished off with a beautiful bow!  You can also use this hat as a handy drawstring bag in a pinch!

Materials:  J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook, 3 ft of 3/4” or 7/8” ribbon, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  100-150 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample shown using I Love This Yarn.

Sizes:  Infant (6-12 mo), Toddler (1-3 yrs), Child (4-10 yrs) and Adult

Gauge:  6 SC and 8 Rounds = 2”

Difficulty:  Easy

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

Notes
1.  The hat is worked in continuous rounds.  Place stitch marker to mark beginning of each round.
2.  This hat is slightly fitted.  For a more relaxed fit, use a K (6.5mm) crochet hook.

All Sizes:  Written as [Infant (Toddler, Child, Adult)]

Start with Magic Ring.
Round 1:  CH 1, 9 (10, 11, 12) SC in ring, do not join.
Round 2:  2 SC in each SC around. -- 18 (20, 22, 24) SC
Round 3:  1 SC in each SC around.  
Round 4:  [1 SC in next, 2 SC in next] around. -- 27 (30, 33, 36) SC
Round 5:  1 SC in each SC around.  
Round 6:  [1 SC in next 2, 2 SC in next] around. -- 36 (40, 44, 48) SC
Round 7:  1 SC in each SC around. 
Round 8:  [1 SC in next 3, 2 SC in next] around. -- 45 (505560) SC
Round 9:  1 SC in each SC around.  
Repeat Round 9 until hat height measures 5 (6, 7, 8) inches, then SL ST into next SC to join.  Do not fasten off. Continue to Brim.

Brim
Round 1:  CH 3 (counts as TR), 1 TR in each SC around, join with SL ST to top of CH-3. -- 45 (505560) TR
Round 2:  CH 1, SC in each TR around, do not join. -- 45 (505560) SC
Round 3:  [1 SC in next 4, 2 SC in next] around. -- 54 (606672) SC 
Round 4:  1 SC in each SC around.  
Round 5:  [1 SC in next 5, 2 SC in next] around. -- 63 (707784) SC 
Round 6:  1 SC in each SC around, SL ST into next SC to join. 
Infant & Toddler ONLY: Fasten off now.
Child & Adult ONLY:  Repeat Round 6.  Fasten off.

Weave Ribbon through TR Round, careful not to pull it tight, then tie it in a bow or knot.

Other Suggestions
  1. Work the final round in RSC (reverse single crochet/crab stitch) for a fun “rope” edging.
  2. Use a fun variegated or self-striping yarn for a colorful hat.
  3. Use cotton yarn for a cool summer hat.
  4. Add pins, brooches, ribbons, or buttons to your hat to make it unique.
  5. Flip the hat upside down & use the ribbon to cinch it into a little purse!


Happy Crocheting!  :) Danyel


 © 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.

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!