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 (aka John Hat) 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.

Fasten off leaving a 12” tail, gather remaining stitches & cinch top of hat closed.  Securely weave in 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.

Fasten off leaving a 12” tail, gather remaining stitches & cinch top of hat closed.  Securely weave in 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.