Friday, November 27, 2015

Mega Black Friday Sale-a-bration!

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!



A BUNCH of my crochet designer friends have come together to offer you this amazing sale!
This is our 2nd annual Mega Saleabration!


There are 22 designers participating in the sale.
You can find all of the shop links and the discount code HERE
(sorry to redirect you, but Jennifer did such a great job putting it all together!)
Grab some of those patterns you've had your eye on, and make some gifts!
There are also THREE giveaways you can enter!
Enjoy! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Excellent Chinstrap Hat

 
This excellent chinstrap hat is intended as a newborn photography prop, and the pattern only comes with newborn instructions.
Materials:  K (6.5 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, ¾” button

Yarn:  Approximately 100 yards of bulky/handspun yarn  (Handspun yarns vary; choose one that is 5-6 WPI or 2-3 sts per inch.)

Size:  Newborn only

Gauge:  6 DC and 3.5 rows = 2”

Difficulty:  Very Easy

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

Notes  
  1. 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.
  2. I recommend using a textured, thick/thin, or fuzzy yarn to hide the seam of the hat.



Start with Magic Ring.  
Round 1:  CH 2, 9 DC in ring, join to top of 1st DC.  [9 DC]
Round 2:  CH 2, 2 DC in each ST around, join.  [18 DC]
Round 3:  CH 2, (1 DC in next ST, 2 DC in next ST) around, join.  [27 DC]
Round 4:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 2 STS, 2 DC in next ST) around, join.  [36 DC]
Rounds 5–7:  CH 2, 1 DC in each ST around, join.  [36 DC]
Round 8:  CH 2, 1 HDC in each DC around, join.  [36 HDC]
Round 9:  CH 1, SC in each HDC around, join, DO NOT fasten off.  [36 SC]

Strap  
CH 18 loosely, HDC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in remaining 16 CHs, SL ST into 1st ST from Round 9.  
Fasten off & weave in ends.
Sew button to the end of the right side of the strap.
Fasten button in between stitches of Round 8 from inside of the hat.  
Hat can be worn with the button on left or right.

Other Suggestions
  • Yarns that work well:  Joann Sensations Angel Hair, Loops & Threads Charisma, Lion Brand Tweed Stripes
  • Add bear ears or a pom pom to the top of the hat.
  • Leave off the chinstrap for a perfect newborn beanie.




Happy Crocheting! 
:) Danyel

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Yarn Stash Giveaway!


Hello Friends!  Want to WIN some Prizes?


I was organizing my office, and I realize I have TOO much yarn... or maybe I just don't have enough space to store it all.  Either way,  I'm going to give some of it to YOU as a THANK YOU for being supportive and amazing!  


You could win 10 skeins of yarn, a blue "crochetaholic" tote bag, and a copy of Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories (click HERE for more info about the book)!  
All of the skeins are brand new with labels, and are the exact ones shown in this photo.  
(Note:  The yarns are from Red Heart, but this giveaway is not endorsed by them.)




Enter via Rafflecopter right here!
One winner will be drawn on Friday, November 27th.
The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email.  If prize pack is not claimed, I will draw again.

Happy Crocheting!
 Danyel

Monday, November 16, 2015

PIN-spiration Link Party



I've been featured in this week's PIN-spiration Link Party hosted by 
Rhondda of Oombawka Design and Amy of The Stitchin' Mommy!

If you've never joined a Link Party before, you should... they're lots of fun!  
You share your links and Pins with other crafters to see what everyone is up to!

Picks of the week:


(top) Penelope's Lacy Wrap by Celina Lane­ Simply Collectible Crochet (bottom) DIY Fall Burlap Wreath Tutorial ­ Decor by the Seashore


(top) DIY Holiday Gnomes ­ Made In A Day (bottom) Simple Quilt Planning with MS Excel ­ Leaves and Stitches

Link Party 


  Pinterest Board Link Up 
 

Pattern of the Week: Elf Hat


This week's Pattern of the Week is the Elf Hat!




The Elf Hat pattern is a great project for beginners. This pattern includes instructions for creating the hat in EVERY size, from Preemie to Adult. It also comes with color-coded instructions, color photographs/illustrations, and ideas for embellishing your elf hats. It also includes instructions for 3 different styles of edging.

Get 50% OFF with code ELF50


Offer valid in my Ravelry shop only.
Coupon expires Friday, November 20th at NOON PST.

Happy Crocheting!
 Danyel

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New Design: Pacific Shell Shawl

New Pattern Now Available in my Ravelry Store!


The Pacific Shell Shawl is a lovely, lacy accessory that will hug your shoulders perfectly. Dressed up or down, it’s a versatile piece that you can enjoy in all seasons! This pattern has a simple repeat, so it’s great for beginners and experienced crocheters alike!  *I know my photos aren't amazing... my photographer was my 9-year-old son! :)
Materials Needed: I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors
Available in 2 sizes: Child (49” x 25”) and Adult (64” x 31”)

This pattern is on sale for 50% OFF through November 18th (end of day PST).
NO COUPON REQUIRED.

CLICK HERE - Add to Cart - Check out & Enjoy!  :)



5 Crochet Patterns for Thanksgiving



Happy Thanksgiving!

Bring some fun, crocheted goodies to your Thanksgiving gathering!
Click the links to view each pattern!  Enjoy!

#1.  Thanksgiving Pilgrim Turkey by MariGurumiShop
This little guy is perfect for little ones to snuggle!

#2.  Squeeze n' Sniff Pumpkin Pie (free) by Crafty is Cool
Add this to a headband or brooch, or use it as cute table decor!

#3.  Pumpkin Headband (free) by Tanya Bernard
Made with bulky yarn, this festive headband works up quickly!

#4.  Ear of Corn Pot Handle Cover by House of White Birches
This corny cover is funny and functional!

#5.  Cornucopia (free) from Lion Brand Yarn
Little ones can play and learn with this lovely set!

Happy Crocheting!
 Danyel

Saturday, November 7, 2015

KNITTING PATTERN - Acorn Beanie

This acorn beanie knitting pattern includes sizing for 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.  It's an adorable photography prop, and is perfect for autumn!  This is a fun project for new knitters who are able to knit and purl.  
Enjoy!


Materials  
US size 8 (5.0 mm) DPNs, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn  
Approximately 50 yards of light brown and dark brown Worsted Weight yarn.  Sample shown using Sheep(ish) yarn.

Sizes  
0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Fits 13-15”, 15-17”, and 17-19” head circumference.

Gauge  
10 STS and 12 rows = 2” in stockinette stitch

Difficulty
Easy

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

Notes
  1. This beanie is knit in the round on DPNs (or small circulars).
  2. You will need to know how to P2TOG and make an I-cord purl-wise.  www.knittinghelp.com is a good resource.
  3. I do knit a bit snugly.  You may need to use smaller needles to make gauge.




Instructions:

0-3 Months  (13-15” head circumference)
With light brown yarn, CO 56.
Round 1-3:  (K1, P1) around.
Round 4-16:  Knit.
Switch to dark brown yarn.
Round 17:  Knit.
Round 18-22:  Purl.
Round 23:  (P6, P2TOG) around.  [49 STS]
Round 24:  Purl.
Round 25:  (P5, P2TOG) around.  [42 STS]
Round 26:  Purl.
Round 27:  (P4, P2TOG) around.  [35 STS]
Round 28:  Purl.
Round 29:  (P3, P2TOG) around.  [28 STS]
Round 30:  Purl.
Round 31:  (P2, P2TOG) around.  [21 STS]
Round 32:  Purl.
Round 33:  (P1, P2TOG) around.  [14 STS]
Round 34:  Purl.
Round 35:  P2TOG around.  [7 STS]
Round 36:  K1, P2TOG three times.  [4 STS]
Work I-cord purl-wise for 3/4”.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

3-6 Months  (15-17” head circumference)
With light brown yarn, CO 60.
Round 1-3:  (K1, P1) around.
Round 4-17:  Knit.
Switch to dark brown yarn.
Round 18:  Knit.
Round 19-23:  Purl.
Round 24:  (P8, P2TOG) around.  [54 STS]
Round 25:  Purl.
Round 26:  (P7, P2TOG) around.  [48 STS]
Round 27:  Purl.
Round 28:  (P6, P2TOG) around.  [42 STS]
Round 29:  Purl.
Round 30:  (P5, P2TOG) around.  [36 STS]
Round 31:  Purl.
Round 32:  (P4, P2TOG) around.  [30 STS]
Round 33:  Purl.  
Round 34:  (P3, P2TOG) around.  [24 STS]
Round 35:  Purl.
Round 36:  (P2, P2TOG) around.  [18 STS]
Round 37:  Purl.
Round 38:  (P1, P2TOG) around.  [12 STS]
Round 39:  P2TOG around.  [6 STS]
Round 40:  (P1, P2TOG) twice.  [4 STS]
Work I-cord purl-wise for 3/4”.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

6-12 Months  (17-19” head circumference)
With light brown yarn, CO 66.
Round 1-3:  (K1, P1) around.
Round 4-19:  Knit.
Switch to dark brown yarn.
Round 20:  Knit.
Round 21-27:  Purl.
Round 28:  (P9, P2TOG) around.  [60 STS]
Round 29:  Purl.
Round 30:  (P8, P2TOG) around.  [54 STS]
Round 31:  Purl.
Round 32:  (P7, P2TOG) around.  [48 STS]
Round 33:  Purl.
Round 34:  (P6, P2TOG) around.  [42 STS]
Round 35:  Purl.
Round 36:  (P5, P2TOG) around.  [36 STS]
Round 37:  Purl.
Round 38:  (P4, P2TOG) around.  [30 STS]
Round 39:  Purl.
Round 40:  (P3, P2TOG) around.  [24 STS]
Round 41:  Purl.
Round 42:  (P2, P2TOG) around.  [18 STS]
Round 43:  Purl.
Round 44:  (P1, P2TOG) around.  [12 STS]
Round 45:  P2TOG around.  [6 STS]
Round 46:  (P1, P2TOG) twice.  [4 STS]
Work I-cord purl-wise for 3/4”.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Other Suggestions
  • Other yarns that work well:  Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft, Cascade 220, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted
  • Knit or crochet a small oak leaf to embellish your beanie.
  • Alternate K1/P1 with P1/K1 for a seed stitch trim.




 © 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.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

5 Crochet Patterns for Shawls





Shawls are perfect for all seasons!

Formal or casual, stripes or lace... shawls are always in style!
Click the links to view each pattern!  Enjoy!

#1.  Sunday Shawl by The Little Bee
Use up your scraps to create this fun, colorful trim!

#2.  Fortune's Shawlette (free) by Moogly
This lovely, lacy design will look amazing in any color!

#3.  Sidewalk Shawl (free) from Red Heart Yarns
Gorgeous pineapple stitching and long fringe make this a must-have!

#4.  Precipice Shawl by Marnie MacLean
The gradient effect on this shawl is fantastic!

#5.  Wrapped in Warmth by ELK Studio
This wide shawl will hug your shoulders perfectly!

Happy Crocheting!
 Danyel