Wednesday, December 3, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - Shelf Elf Pixie Hat & Scarf



This is Ted's 4th season here at our house, and he's arrived with a brand new hat and scarf! He's so stylish! To be honest, Ted lost his traditional red and white cap a couple years ago, and his head gets cold! :)

If you'd like to make a little pixie hat and scarf for your little shelf elf, this pattern works up quickly with just a small amount of yarn. Happy Holidays!

Supplies: G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.

Yarn: Any baby/sport weight (size 3) yarn.  I used a ball from my stash that didn't have a label, but it's definitely sport weight.  I really like the stranded/variegated look.

Stitch Guide: ch - chain, sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitches, sl st - slip stitch

Gauge:  5 dc and 3 rows = 1"

HAT

Start with magic ring.
Round 1:  Ch 1 (not a st), 6 dc in ring, join to 1st dc--6 dc.
Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 dc in each dc around, join--12 dc.
Round 3:  Ch 1, (dc in next, 2 dc in next) around, join--18 dc.
Round 4:  Ch 1, (dc in next 2, 2 dc in next) around, join--24 dc.
Round 5:  Ch 1, dc in each dc around, join--24 dc.
Rounds 6-7:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join--24 sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.  Give the tip of the hat a little stretch to make it nice and pointy.
I like the front of my elf's hair to poke out the front of the hat a little.  If you'd like to add one more round of sc to your elf's hat, that would look great, too.

SCARF
Leaving a 4" starting tail, ch 60, then fasten off leaving a 4" ending tail.
Place another slip knot on your hook leaving a 4" starting tail, sl st in each ch across, then fasten off leaving a 4" ending tail.
Cut two 8" pieces of yarn, and thread them through the end of the scarf.  Tie a knot at the spot where the fringe meets the scarf to secure.
Repeat on other end.
Trim ends.

Merry Christmas! :)

Check out Last Year's Hat & Scarf HERE!



 © 2014 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, November 18, 2014

2014 NICU Charity Challenge

12 Hats. 12 Days. Are you Ready?

Some babies need help when they are born. They may need extra care because they were born too early, and therefore still need time to be ready to enter the world. These tiniest of babies are often fighters, despite weighing no more than a couple of bananas! Even full-term babies may end up in the NICU, because they have troubles like breathing adequately, staying warm, or regulating their blood sugar.

Whatever the reason for the intervention, NICUs are a huge blessing to these little ones and their families. It’s also a very stressful time for everyone involved. Most mothers envision a day of snuggles and get-to-know-you time on their baby’s birthday, not seeing their baby attached to tubes, wires, monitors, and behind the glass of an isolette. It can be very lonely and very frightening.

Our annual challenge is to each make 12 hats for these sweet NICU patients.

My annual NICU charity challenge goes along with the 12 days of Christmas. Your official challenge is to make 12 preemie hats in 12 days that you will donate to your nearest NICU. The challenge starts today (November 20th) and officially runs through January 6th (the traditional end of the 12 days of Christmas). This gives all participants some extra time to finish up their 12 hats, since we all know the holidays can be crazy-busy. 

TO JOIN:  Enter your name and e-mail in the box on the right side of my blog.  You will receive 1 pattern per day via email.  That's it!

Last year, we had well over 26,000 hats donated to NICUs all over the world. I hope that this year we will be able to increase that effort!

Several incredible designers have each contributed patterns to this challenge that you'll get simply for joining the challenge. These hats are adorable!! You are welcome to use all of the patterns, only one of the patterns, or any combination of repeats (or your own patterns) to make your 12 hats. We ask that you share a photo of your finished hats with us before you drop them off to your local hospital/birthing center/NICU. You can post the photos to Sunset Crochet's Facebook page or you can email them to her.

It's always a good idea to call your local NICU before you actually start stitching. Some NICUs have strict requirements about what fibers they allow. Others are happy with just about anything! If you're unsure, crocheting with cotton is always a pretty safe bet! It's usually best not to use buttons, flowers, or applique for a NICU hat, as they don't like to have the potential choking hazard for a baby. The same is true with the braids on the bottom of ear-flaps. It's better just not to have the risk with these little ones.

Thank you for donating & happy crocheting! :) Danyel

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Worldwide Artist Blog Hop

I was nominated for the Worldwide Artist Blog hop by Maria from Pattern Paradise!  This Blog Hop has traveled all over the world, and all sorts of creative artisans have answered these 4 questions about themselves and their crafts...

Why do I do what I do?
I have always been "crafty".  I love to paint, sew, knit, and cross stitch... but once I learned to crochet, I fell in love.  When I took up crocheting in 2007, I immediately began making gifts for my friends, and made a stack of hats to donate to chemo centers.  Shortly after that I began designing my own patterns, and I haven't looked back since.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
It's really amazing how so many people who do the same craft can create such different works of art!  I don't think my work is super unique, but I strive to create designs that are colorful, textured, interesting, and have a "this is easier than it looks" feel.  I also love to create quick and colorful designs that are perfect for gifting, or for making in bulk for craft fairs or consignment shops.

How does my creative process work?
My creative process varies widely.  Sometimes I'm inspired by something I see in a store, sometimes I'm inspired by a fun stitch, and sometimes I'm inspired by the color or texture of a cool yarn.  I then work up a swatch or sample to see how I like it, then I begin making the item in different sizes.  I always work up one of each size (if there are several sizes included) and I write the pattern as I go.  Then I have the pattern tested, proofed, and edited by a group of reliable pattern testers.  After all that, it's ready to go!

What am I working on now?
I have been knitting a Doctor Who scarf as a gift for a friend.  That, and my job with Happily Hooked Magazine, have kept me quite busy.  I also have a new cowl on my hook, but that won't be ready for a week or two.  I have big plans for some Christmas gifts... guess I should get busy on those, too!

HERE ARE MY NOMINATIONS…….
I’d like to nominate Alessandra from Just Be Happy Crochet and Pam from Sincerely Pam!
Keep a eye on their blogs, they’ll be answering these questions within 2 weeks and announcing who they nominate next!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Crochet Tip: Bug Antennae



I just wanted to share my method for crocheting antennae for Bumblebee or Ladybug Hats.
The antennae are firm, but can also be shaped with your fingers for a curved effect.

You can use this method on hats, amigurumi, or any project where you need the antennae to stand up.
(Note: I am not providing a hat pattern with this tutorial.)

You will need WW yarn, I hook, and scissors.

Holding 2 strands of yarn and leaving 4-5" starting tail, ch 6.  Slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch to end. *Make sure you're working your slip stitch under the top loop and the back bump.  Fasten off, leaving 4-5" tail.  Use your starting and ending tails to tie antenna snugly between the stitches of your hat.  In my photo above, they were placed between rounds 3 and 4.  You can just trim the ends, or weave them in, if you prefer.

That's it!  Happy crocheting!



Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Design: Mystic Beanie



The Mystic Beanie is cozy, textured hat that's perfect for boys and girls of all ages. The hat is warm and stretchy, and works up quickly using a combination of simple stitches. This is a great project for crocheters of all skill levels.

SIZES: Child-Adult

MATERIALS: H hook, I hook, stitch marker, needle, scissors






★★ Get this pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy or Etsy now! ★★

Thank You & Happy Crocheting! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Crochet Tip: Better SC Ribbing



When working a single crochet ribbing for a garment, such as the edge of a hat or pair of mittens, try working the first and last stitch of each row through both loops. You will still get the ribbed texture, but the edge of the piece will look cleaner, and it will maintain its shape better. Also, when crocheting along the ends of the rows, you will notice fewer holes or gaps where the cuff meets the body of your project.  (Note:  When using this technique, the ch-1 at the beginning of the row would NOT count as a st.)

Here's a mitten made with a ribbed cuff worked in the Back Loops Only.
You can see how the edge of the cuff looks bumpy and unfinished.

Here's a hat I made using the technique I mentioned above.
The edge of it is a lot cleaner, and when I began adding the body of the hat to the ends of the rows, the little gaps you usually get were nearly invisible!

Try this tip when making your next ribbed project!
It will work well with HDC or DC ribbing, too!
Happy Crocheting! :)


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Design: Mystic Mittens



The Mystic Mittens are cozy, textured gloves that are perfect for boys and girls of all ages. These mittens work up quickly, using just a few simple stitches. This is a great project for crocheters of all skill levels.
SIZES:  Child-Adult -- The mittens stretch to fit a variety of sizes.
MATERIALS:  G hook, I hook, stitch marker, needle, scissors

Get this pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy now!


Thank You & Happy Crocheting! :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Design: Lazy Daisy Garden Afghan



My Lazy Daisy Garden Afghan was released a few days ago, and I'm SO pleased with it. In fact, I think this is my new favorite design! I love the colorful flowers, and the easy-peasy "join as you go" construction. Each hexagon motif works up very quickly, and you'll love how addicting this pattern is!





My daughter really loves this afghan, and has claimed it as her own! I think I'd also like to make one in blue and white for winter!

You can snag your copy of the Lazy Daisy Garden Afghan on RAVELRYCRAFTSY or ETSY right now!

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:) Danyel

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crochet-A-Long with HHM: Chicago Cowl


Happily Hooked Magazine is hosting our 1st Crochet-A-Long, featuring my brand new Chicago Cowl pattern!

Inspired by the waves of Lake Michigan, the Chicago Cowl is a cozy, lacy cowl that can be worked up in any combination of colors! This project works up quickly! Make one to match your favorite jacket, and then make one for a friend. :)

The CAL runs from August 21st - 25th.

There are PRIZES!! Every crocheter that posts photos of their completed cowls, or WIPs, will automatically be entered to win 1 free issue of HHM, and 1 free pattern from my shop!  10 winners will be drawn on 8/26.


••• Click HERE to join the CAL NOW! •••

Thank You & Happy Crocheting. :)


Sunday, August 17, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - School Spirit Jar Cozy

A couple weeks ago, I showed you the yarn I used for the Design Wars "Back to School" Challenge, and here's my design!

The School Spirit Jar Cozy takes a simple glass jar and turns it into a colorful caddy for school supplies or crochet notions! I reused pickle jars and Mason jars to make mine. These cozies work up quickly, have a nice texture, and make a great gift for teachers, students, or office mates!

SIZES: Small (16 oz jar/10" circumference), Medium (24 oz jar/11.5" circumference), and Large (32 oz jar/12" circumference), with instructions for creating a cozy for any size jar.

MATERIALS: I/9 hook, 2-3 colors of WW yarn, yarn needle, scissors, and a 16, 24, or 32 oz jar

YARN: Worsted Weight. Samples shown using Caron Simply Soft Party (3 oz/164 yds), 1/2 skein each.

GAUGE: 3 clusters and 7 rows = 2" in sc3tog pattern stitch

STITCH GUIDE: ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, sc3tog - single crochet 3 together, hdc - half double crochet, st(s), BLO - back loop only, yo - yarn over

NOTES
  1. The ch-1 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a st.
  2. The last leg of the last cluster of each round is worked into the same space as the first leg of the first cluster. This hides the seam.
  3. I have not indicated color changes. Change to a new color by joining the end of a round with the new color.
  4. I used 16 and 24 oz pickle jars, and a 32 oz mason jar for my containers. Any similar glass jar will suffice.
  5. Notes throughout the pattern will help you customize a cozy for any size jar.


JAR: written as Small (Medium, Large).

Start with Magic Ring.
Round 1:  Ch 1, 10 (12, 14) hdc in ring, join with sl st to top of 1st hdc.  [10 (12, 14) hdc]
Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, join.  [20 (24, 28) hdc]
Round 3:  Ch 1, (hdc in next, 2 hdc in next) around, join.  [30 (36, 42) hdc]
*Circle should now measure 2.5" (3.0", 3.25"), or same diameter as bottom of jar.
Round 4 (in BLO):  Ch 1, draw up loop in same st as join and in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (sc3tog made), ch 1, *sc3tog in same st as last leg of previous cluster and in next 2 sts, ch 1; repeat from * around, join to 1st leg of 1st cluster.  [30 (36, 42) sts]
Round 5:  Ch 1, sc3tog in same st as join and in next 2 sts, ch 1, *sc3tog in same st as last leg of previous cluster and in next 2 sts, ch 1; repeat from * around, join.
Rounds 6 - 18 (20, 23):  Repeat Round 5.
*If using a different size jar, repeat Round 5 until cozy reaches just below threading on neck of jar.
Last Round:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, skip ch-1 space, *2 sc in next, skip ch-1 space; repeat from * around, do NOT work 2 sc in same space as join, join to 1st sc.  [28 (34, 40) sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Slide cozy onto empty jar and give it a little twist to shift the clusters diagonally.

Other Suggestions:
  • Other yarns that will work well = I Love This Yarn, Red Heart Soft, Cascade 220, any WW Cotton.
  • To customize your cozy for any jar, make sure base circle measures the same diameter as bottom of jar (the VERY bottom part that actually touches the table).  Work clusters as instructed until cozy reaches neck of jar, then work final sc round to finish.
  • Try alternating solid and variegated yarns for an extra colorful cozy.
  • Decorate your jar cozy with appliqu├ęs, buttons, or embroidery.


 © 2014 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, August 10, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - Tunisian Coffee Cup Cozy



I've been wanting to learn how to do Tunisian Crochet for a long time, and I finally figured it out!
This little coffee cozy is the product of several short rows of the Tunisian Simple Stitch that were joined by a seam and slipped onto my travel cup.
Easy Peasy!


MATERIALS:  I-9 (5.5 mm) Tunisian crochet hook, small amount of worsted weight cotton or wool, yarn needle, scissors.  (If you don't have a Tunisian hook you can still make this project with a regular I hook because the rows are short.)

STITCH GUIDE:  ch - chain, YO - yarn over

NOTES:
1.  You do not turn at the end of a row.  Each row is worked from right to left, and then back again (...or left to right, if you're a lefty.)
2.  Count your stitches EVERY time... it's very easy to miss the last stitch of the row!
3.  The piece will curl up, but when you sew the seam closed, it will work out just fine.

Ch 12, or any number you like.

Row 1 (forward):  Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO and pull up loop, * insert hook into next ch, YO and pull up loop; repeat from * across leaving all 12 loops on hook.  Do not turn.
Row 1 (return):  YO and pull through 1st loop, * YO and pull through 2 loops; repeat from * across.  One loop will remain on hook.

*If you'd like to watch a video of this foundation row, CLICK HERE.
Row 2 (forward):  * Insert hook from right to left under next vertical thread, YO and pull up loop; repeat from * across leaving all loops on hook.  Do not turn.
Row 2 (return):  YO and pull through 1st loop, * YO and pull through 2 loops; repeat from * across.
*If you'd like to watch a video of this row, CLICK HERE.
Repeat Row 2 (forward & return) until the piece fits around your travel mug or to-go cup.  Fasten off, leaving a 12" tail for sewing.  
Sew first and last rows together.  
You can add a round of single crochet to the top and bottom of the cozy if you'd like, but I think it looks just fine without it.



 © 2014 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.

Pattern of the Week: Levi Hat

August 10th - 15th
Pattern of the Week


The Levi Hat is a simple visor beanie. It’s easy to make & a joy to wear! Good hats for guys are hard to come by, but this one is one of my most popular!  These hats are comfortable & make great gifts for people of all ages. And the best part about my visor pattern is that it does not require bulky yarn or 2 strands of yarn. This single-ply beanie will hold its shape nicely, even after being washed. Just form it back into place with your fingers!!


SIZES:  Newborn - Adult

MATERIALS:  H, I, and J crochet hooks, WW yarn, yarn needle, scissors



Snag your copy of the Levi Hat crochet pattern for $3.99 with coupon code LEVI399.  Offer ends Friday 8/15.
Everyone that purchases this pattern w/ the coupon code this week will automatically be entered into a drawing to win 1 free pattern from my shop!
★★★ Click HERE to purchase on Ravelry! ★★★

Thank You & Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pattern of the Week: Lip Balm Cozy

August 3rd - 8th 
Pattern of the Week
Never lose your lip balm again! Whip up a convenient Lip Balm Cozy & attach it to your purse, backpack, or keys! Perfect for kids & adults!  In fact, I put one of these on my kids' backpacks every year, and lots of my kids' friends have one now, too!  There are color-coded instructions & a photo tutorial to help you create the cozy. 


SIZE:  One size fits most standard chapstick tubes, but pattern includes tips for creating other size cozies, too.
MATERIALS: H hook, WW yarn, 1 button, needle, scissors
Snag your copy of the Lip Balm Cozy crochet pattern for $1.99!  No coupon code required.  Offer ends Friday.
Everyone that purchases this pattern this week will automatically be entered into a drawing to win 1 free pattern from my shop!
★★★ Click HERE to purchase on Ravelry! ★★★



Thank you & Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Design Wars: Back to School Challenge

It has been a busy summer, but I'm excited to be participating in the Design Wars Back to School Challenge! This challenge kicks off on August 3rd with designer introductions. The week after that, you'll get to see our sneak peeks, and one more week after that will be the final reveals! 
This challenge includes 6 designers that were tasked with creating a brand new pattern within the "back to school" theme. My competition fellow challengers include:

Tricia from Cuddlepie Crochet

Viktoria from CrocheTrend

Crystal from Crystalized Designs

Pam from Sincerely Pam

Sascha from A la Sascha

These ladies are some of my very favorite designers, and I'm honored to be working with them!

A few of the other ladies made really cool introduction videos of themselves.  I really hate being on camera (I roll my eyes a LOT, and I don't know why), so let me tell you a little about me. :)
I'm Danyel, and I'm the owner of Danyel Pink Designs!  I am originally from Chicago, but I now live in Washington state.  I have been crocheting since 2007.  I have 3 kids, and they're the inspiration for many of my designs.  I love cupcakes and anything rainbow-colored.  I have been a part of Design Wars since the very first round, and I have enjoyed it very much!  I have made many new friends, and DW has inspired me to create some of my very best designs!

We were allowed to choose our own yarns for this round. For my "Back to School" design, I chose Caron Simply Soft Party yarn. It is an acrylic, worsted weight yarn plied with a strand of metallic thread to give your crocheted projects a little shimmer. This yarn comes in a nice selection of lovely colors, and it's quite soft! It's perfect for hats, scarves, or any other garments you like to make. Each 3 oz skein contains approximately 164 yards of yarn, and costs around $4.49 each. I like this yarn very much, and I have a skein of every color in my stash!

Watch for the DW Back to School challenge to begin this weekend, and I hope you enjoy it! :)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pattern of the Week: Baby Pixie Bonnet

July 27th - 31st
Pattern of the Week

The Baby Pixie Bonnet is a fun and adorable project that knits up quickly, and is a great project for beginner knitters.  This bonnet looks great in solid, variegated, and self-striping yarns.  It's very popular as a photography prop, too!


SIZES: Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months
MATERIALS:  You will need size 8 straight needles, size 8 DPNs, and a small amount of WW yarn to complete this project.




Snag your copy of the Baby Pixie Bonnet knitting pattern for 30% off w/ coupon code PIXIE30 through Thursday.

☆☆☆ Click HERE to purchase on Ravelry! ☆☆☆

Happy Knitting! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pattern of the Week: Lazy Daisy Slouch

July 20th - 25th
Pattern of the Week
The Lazy Daisy Slouch is a feminine, lightweight hat that’s adorned with a lovely, openwork flower at the crown. This hat is perfect for all seasons!
This slouch is for children/adults with 20-22" heads.
You will need an H hook and 2 colors of worsted weight yarn to complete this hat. I recommend 2 colors of single-ply yarn, such as Red Heart Unforgettable.


The Lazy Daisy Slouch is featured in Issue #4 of Happily Hooked Magazine!

Snag your copy of the Lazy Daisy Slouch crochet pattern for 30% off w/ coupon code LAZY30 through Friday.
 Click HERE to purchase on Ravelry! 

Thank you & Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - Little Maiden Bonnet



www.kamieophotography.com

The Little Maiden Bonnet is simple to make, and looks super cute on little girls!  Since the bonnet has long braids, please use under adult supervision on small babies.

Sizes:  0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months

Supplies:  I (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  2-3 oz of your favorite worsted weight yarn.  Sample shown using Vanna's Choice.

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, hdc - half double crochet, sc - single crochet, sc2tog, single crochet 2 together, st(s) - stitch(es)

Gauge:  13 hdc and 10 rows = 4"

Note:  The ch-1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a st.

Here we go...

0-3 Months (13-15" head circ.)
Ch 37.
Row 1:  Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. -- 36 hdc
Row 2-5:  Hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 34 sts
Row 7-9:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 10:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 32 sts
Row 11-13:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 14:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 30 sts
Row 15-16:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Next, fold piece in half and slip st through both sides (forming back seam) then fasten off and turn right-side-out. -- 15 slip st
With right side facing, join yarn with a sc near back seam. Sc around entire bonnet, working 1 sc in each st around, and 3 sc in each of the 2 front corners. Work 1 additional round of trim if desired.

3-6 Months (15-17" head circ.)
Ch 43.
Row 1:  Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. -- 42 hdc
Row 2-5:  Hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 40 sts
Row 7-10:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 11:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 38 sts
Row 12-15:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 16:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 36 sts
Row 17-18:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Next, fold piece in half and slip st through both sides (forming back seam) then fasten off and turn right-side-out. -- 18 slip st
With right side facing, join yarn with a sc near back seam. Sc around entire bonnet, working 1 sc in each st around, and 3 sc in each of the 2 front corners. Work 1 additional round of trim if desired.

6-12 Months (17-19" head circ.)
Ch 47.
Row 1:  Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. -- 46 hdc
Row 2-5:  Hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 44 sts
Row 7-10:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 11:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 42 sts
Row 12-14:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 15:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. -- 40 sts
Row 16-18:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 19:  Sc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, CH 1, turn. -- 38 sts
Row 20-21:  Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Next, fold piece in half and SL ST through both sides (forming back seam) then fasten off and turn right-side-out. -- 19 slip st
With right side facing, join yarn with a sc near back seam. Sc around entire bonnet, working 1 sc in each st around, and 3 sc in each of the 2 front corners. Work 1 additional round of trim if desired.

Braids (optional):  Cut six (or nine) 24" lengths of yarn. Using crochet hook, thread the bunch through one of the front corner stitches. Separate into 3 equal strands & braid. Knot the end and trim the yarn. Repeat for other corner.

You could tie ribbons to the corners instead of making braids.  You could also embellish your Little Maiden Bonnet with a cute crocheted flower.





 © 2012-2014 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.

Pattern of the Week: Golf Visor

July 13th-18th - Pattern of the Week
The Golf Visor is a quick and easy project! It’s a perfect summer accessory for boys & girls.  The brim holds its shape well, and will help keep the sun out of your little one's eyes.  Make one in a soft cotton yarn to help absorb sweat.  It’s also adorable as a photography prop!
SIZES: 0-3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, toddler, and child
MATERIALS: H hook, I hook, WW yarn, needle, scissors


Snag your copy of the Golf Visor crochet pattern for $2 off w/ coupon code GOLF2 through Friday.
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Thank you & Happy Crocheting!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - Lacy Lattice Scarf


The stitching on this scarf reminds me of a fancy garden trellis.  The Lacy Lattice Scarf can be worked up in any length/width, and looks great in solid or variegated yarns.  The lacy, openwork design makes it perfect for all seasons.  It works up quickly, and only uses about 200 yards of yarn.  Great gift idea!







Yarn:  Approximately 200 yards of your favorite worsted weight yarn.
The yarn in the main photo is a variegated, hand-dyed superwash merino from Yarn Baby LLC.  The yarn in the stitch sample below is Lion Brand Heartland.

Supplies:  I (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.

Stitch Guide:  ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitches

Gauge:  Not critical to this project.  

Here we go...

Ch 18 for a skinny scarf (~4.5" wide).  Ch 22 for a standard scarf (~6.0" wide).
Or ch any multiple of 4 + 2.

Row 1:  Work (sc, hdc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 2, skip next 3 chs, (sc, hdc, dc) in next; repeat from * across to last 4 chs, skip 3 ch, dc in last ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2:  Work (sc, hdc, dc) in 1st dc, ch 2, skip (dc, hdc, sc, and ch-2 space), (sc, hdc, dc) in next dc, * ch 2, skip (hdc, sc, and ch-2 space), (sc, hdc, dc) in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip hdc, dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.


Repeat Row 2 until scarf reaches desired length.  At end of last row, do not ch 1 or turn.  Fasten off & weave in ends.  Add tassels to the ends if desired.


Happy Crocheting! :)

 © 2014 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, July 11, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - Cluster Snowflakes


It's HOT here in the PNW right now, so I'm looking forward to wearing hoodies and sweaters again!  I've also been thinking about snowflakes... although it doesn't snow much here.  I've designed 2 snowflakes; a 5-point star snowflake and a more traditional 6-point one.  Both have a nice bobble texture, and are perfect for embellishing hats and scarves.  You could also use crochet thread, and starch them to make ornaments!

Supplies:  G (4.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.

Yarn:  I used Red Heart Shimmer in White.  You can use any yarn/hook you like.

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitches, sl st - slip stitch
Double crochet 4 together (dc4tog) - [Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Gauge:  Not critical to this project.  Snowflakes are about 3.5-4" wide.

Here we go...

Written as 5-point snowflake with 6-point snowflake instructions in brackets:  5-pt [6-pt]

Make magic ring.

Round 1:  Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1), (dc, ch 1) 9[11] times in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. — 10[12] dc and 10[12] ch-1 spaces

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in same space as join, * ch 1, dc4tog in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, ** sc in next dc; repeat from * 5[6] times, ending last repeat at **, join with sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. — 5[6] clusters and 5[6] peaks

Sew snowflake to headbands, hats, scarves, or anything you like!  You can also block and starch them, and hang them on your Christmas tree with a hook.


 © 2014 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.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pattern of the Week: Cotton Candy Cardigan (Adult Sizes)

July 5th - 10th
PATTERN OF THE WEEK!

The Cotton Candy Cardigan is my newest release!  It's a great ladies’ garment, perfect for the warmer months. You can make the body and sleeves of the cardigan as long or short as you like. Pattern includes color-coded instructions and photographs to guide you. This cardigan works up quickly, and is a great project for experienced beginners.
SIZES: XSmall (30-32” chest), Small (33-35” chest), Medium (36-38” chest), Large (39-41” chest) and XLarge (42-44” chest)
MATERIALS: I and J hook, 400-600 yards of WW yarn (I prefer "I Love This Cotton"), needle, scissors

Snag your copy of the Cotton Candy Cardigan crochet pattern for 30% off w/ coupon code CANDY30 through Friday.
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You can also get BOTH copies (child and adult sizes)
of the Cotton Candy Cardigan for just $7.49 anytime!
Click HERE!

Thank you & Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Pattern Giveaway

Just for fun... One lucky winner will win 5 patterns of choice from my shop AND a one-year subscription to Happily Hooked Magazine!
There are 4 easy-peasy ways to enter via the Rafflecopter app below.
Giveaway ends on 7/5.  The winner will be drawn & notified on 7/6.



THANK YOU to +HappilyHooked Magazine for sponsoring this little giveaway!  You should definitely check out their website!  Issue #4 will be coming out in the middle of this month!


Thank you & Good Luck!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pattern of the Week: Elaine Slouch

June 29th - July 4th
PATTERN OF THE WEEK!


The Elaine Slouch is a loose, button-tab hat with an airy, open-stitch design. The pattern includes instructions for toddler/child and teen/adult sizes. It will even fit adults with XL heads! The pattern also provides color photographs & illustrations to help complete your hat. 

You will need 100-150 yards of WW yarn, one button, I and K crochet hooks to complete this project.


Snag your copy of the Elaine Slouch crochet pattern for 25% off with coupon code ELAINE25 through Friday night.


Click HERE to purchase.  

Thank you & Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

BIG Summer Pattern Sale & Giveaway

The week of June 23rd - 27th, a few of my crochet designer friends and I are going to have 1 BIG SALE!  And for shopping in our stores during the sale, we're not only offering you a great deal... there's a GIVEAWAY, too!

For EVERY purchase you make, you get an additional entry in the giveaway (but you must enter your purchase info in the Rafflecopter below).
Here are the vendors that are participating, including their shop links, discounts, and the coupon code.  

Happy Shopping!

Felted Button
Use code DPDSPS to get 40% off the Painted Pixels Blanket pattern!
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Abigailology
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Frayed Knot
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Loops of Love
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hoffee and a nuffin
Use code DPDSPS to get 50% off the Kodiak Coffee Cozy pattern!
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Mama Mae Crochet
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A Crocheted Simplicity
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Jamie's Knits
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Crochet Medley
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Crystalized Designs
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A la Sascha
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Danyel Pink Designs
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Here's the Giveaway Part! 
Please LIKE all the shops.
When you make a pattern purchase, tell me which pattern you purchased, along with your individual Ravelry Invoice number (it's a 7-digit number right on the e-mail you get from Ravelry).  If you make more than one purchase per day, and Rafflecopter won't let you enter more than 1 code, just PM me on my FB page with your additional entries & I'll take care of it!
If you have any questions, please contact me.  Thanks!