Saturday, February 4, 2017

CROCHET PATTERN - Vintage Garden Afghan Square

 
This 12” block features a lovely floral center, and will look beautiful in any combination of colors!  I hope you enjoy crocheting it! :)

Materials:  US Size J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  Lion Brand Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn (3.5 oz/170 yds): ½ skein each Linen (A), Olive (B) and Taupe (C).

Size:  12” square

Gauge:  6 dc and 3 rows = 2”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, dc - double crochet, RS - right side, sc - single crochet, sl st - slip stitch, st(s) - stitch(es), yo - yarn over

Special Stitches: 

2-dc CL (2 double crochet cluster) = [yo, insert hook in indicated space and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

3-dc CL (3 double crochet cluster) = [yo, insert hook in indicated space and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] three times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

FPdc (front post double crochet) = yo, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated st and pull up loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops] twice.

FPtr (front post treble crochet) = yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated st and pull up loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops] three times.

Notes:
  1.  Beginning ch-3 counts as 1st dc of round. 
  2.  Keep RS facing throughout.

Instructions:

With A, make magic ring.

Round 1:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1 now and throughout), [dc, ch 1] in ring 7 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 — 8 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces.

Round 2:  Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 2, 2-dc CL in same space, ch 2, *3-dc CL in next ch-1 space, ch 2; repeat from * around, sl st to top of 1st CL—8 CL, 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off A.

Round 3:  Join B with sl st in any ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 2, *3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—24 dc, 8 ch-2 spaces.

Round 4:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, FPtr around CL from Round 2, ch 1, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, FPtr around CL from Round 2, ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—24 dc, 8 tr, 16 ch-1 spaces.

*Circle should now measure 5” across.

Round 5:  Ch 2, 2-dc CL over next 2 dc, ch 5, skip FPtr, *3-dc CL over next 3 dc, ch 5, skip FPtr; repeat from * around, sl st to top of 1st CL—8 CL, 8 ch-5 spaces. Fasten off B.

*Round 5 will curl up. It will straighten out after Round 6, and will be perfect after blocking.

Round 6:  Join C in any ch-5 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in same space, FPdc around CL, 7 dc in next ch-5 space, FPdc around CL, *(4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-5 space, FPdc around CL, 7 dc in next ch-5 space, FPdc around CL; repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—68 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off C.




Round 7:   Join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 space, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in same corner space, *[skip 1 dc, dc in next, ch 1] 8 times**, [dc, ch 1] 4 times in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—48 dc, 48 ch-1 spaces.

Round 8:  Sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 2, 2-dc CL in same space, [ch 2, 3-dc CL in next ch-1 space] twice, *ch 1, [dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 9 times**, [3-dc CL in next ch-1 space, ch 2] twice, 3-dc CL in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to top of 1st CL—12 CL, 36 dc, 40 ch-1 spaces, 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off A.

*Square should now measure 9” across.

Round 9:  Join B with sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, *[2 dc in next ch-1 space] 10 times, ch 1**, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—104 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 10:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 2, FPtr around CL from Round 8, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, FPtr around CL from Round 8, dc in next 20 dc, FPtr around CL from Round 8,** dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—104 dc, 12 tr, 8 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off B.

Round 11:  Join C with a sc in any corner tr, (ch 1, sc) in same st, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, *sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 space**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in tr, 2 sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sl st to 1st sc—136 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off C.

Finishing:  Weave in all ends.  Block to 12” square.




 © 2017 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, January 21, 2017

CROCHET PATTERN - Little Gnome Chinstrap Hat


This sweet, little hat gently frames your baby’s face with a pop of color. It’s a quick & easy project, and can be embellished in many ways.
The Little Gnome Chinstrap Hat is a great baby shower gift and photography prop for little boys or girls.

Yarn:  Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn worsted weight yarn (7 oz/355 yds): ½ skein each of Color A and Color B.

Materials:  US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) and H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hooks, stitch marker, 5/8” button, yarn needle, scissors

Sizes/Measurements:  Newborn, 0-3 Months, and 3-6 Months
Newborn = 13-13.5” head circumference, 5.5” hat height
0-3 Months = 14-15” head circumference, 6.25” hat height
3-6 Months = 15-16” head circumference, 6.75” hat height

Gauge:  12 HDC and 10 Rows = 4”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CA/CB - Color A/Color B, CH - chain, HDC - half double crochet, RS - right side, SC - single crochet, SL ST - slip stitch, ST - stitch

Notes: 
  1. Hat is worked from back of the hat to the front. 
  2. Newborn size is for babies less than 2 weeks old. Most new babies will fit into the 0-3 month hat comfortably. 
  3. “Join with a SC” = Put slip knot on hook, insert hook into desired ST, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Instructions:

Newborn
With I/9 hook and CA, CH 17.
Row 1 (mark as RS): HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across, continue working “up and over” by making one HDC in each CH on opposite side of starting ch, CH 1, turn—32 HDC.
*Working around the starting chain forms the top peak of the hat. All subsequent rows are worked in the same manner.
Rows 2–9: HDC in each HDC across, CH 1, turn—32 HDC.
Row 10: HDC in each HDC across, fasten off—32 HDC.
Row 11: With RS facing, join CB with a SC to last ST of Row 10, SC in each HDC across, CH 16, turn—32 SC + 16 CH.
Row 12: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 14 CH, SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—47 SC.
Rows 13–14: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—47 SC.
*Optional: Switch to H/8 hook for final row. This slightly tightens the last row, allowing edge to gently frame the face.
Row 15: SC in each SC across, 2 SC in corner ST, 1 SC in the end of each row, fasten off—51 SC.
Sew button near end of chinstrap on RS. Slide button in between stitches of Rows 13 and 14 to fasten in a comfortable position.

0-3 Months
With I/9 hook and CA, CH 19.
Row 1 (mark as RS): HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across, continue working “up and over” by making one HDC in each CH on opposite side of starting ch, CH 1, turn—36 HDC.
*Working around the starting chain forms the top peak of the hat. All subsequent rows are worked in the same manner.
Rows 2–9: HDC in each HDC across, CH 1, turn—36 HDC.
Row 10: HDC in each HDC across, fasten off—36 HDC.
Row 11: With RS facing, join CB with a SC to the last ST of Row 10, SC in each HDC across, CH 16, turn—36 SC + 16 CH.
Row 12: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 14 CH, SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—51 SC.
Rows 13–14: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—51 SC.
*Optional: Switch to H/8 hook for final row. This slightly tightens the last row, allowing edge to gently frame the face.
Row 15: SC in each SC across, 2 SC in corner ST, 1 SC in the end of each row, fasten off—55 SC.
Sew button near end of chinstrap on RS. Slide button in between stitches of Rows 13 and 14 to fasten in a comfortable position.


3-6 Months
With I/9 hook and CA, CH 20.
Row 1 (mark as RS): HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across, continue working “up and over” by making one HDC in each CH on opposite side of starting ch, CH 1, turn—38 HDC.
*Working around the starting chain forms the top peak of the hat. All subsequent rows are worked in the same manner.
Rows 2–10: HDC in each HDC across, CH 1, turn—38 HDC.
Row 11: HDC in each HDC across, fasten off—38 HDC.
Row 12: With RS facing, join CB with a SC to the first ST of Row 11, SC in each HDC across, CH 18, turn—38 SC + 18 CH.
Row 13: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 16 CH, SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—55 SC.
Rows 14–15: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—55 SC.
*Optional: Switch to H/8 hook for final row. This slightly tightens the last row, allowing edge to gently frame the face.
Row 16: SC in each SC across, 2 SC in corner ST, 1 SC in the end of each row, fasten off—59 SC.
Sew button near end of chinstrap on RS. Slide button between stitches of Rows 14 and 15 to fasten in a comfortable position.

Other Suggestions

  • Work stitches in back loops for a ribbed hat. 
  • Leave off the chinstrap & add braids or ribbons to the front corners to make a bonnet. 
  • Work entire hat in one solid color, or try variegated or self-striping yarns. 
  • Add a pom pom or tassel to the peak of the hat. 
  • Work the final row using fun fur for a fuzzy edging.




 © 2012/2017 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, January 17, 2017

CROCHET PATTERN - Square Tile Coasters

These little coasters are quick and fun to crochet, and are a great stashbuster project.  I use mine on my desk for my coffee mugs and iced tea glasses.  They also work very well as face cloths or mini washcloths for kids!

Yarn:  Red Heart Creme de la Creme worsted weight cotton (2.5 oz/125 yds): 1 ball each Royal Blue (A) and Fudge Brown (B)

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

Difficulty:  Easy

Size:  Approx. 4” square

Gauge:  Not critical for this project.

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

Notes: 
  1. Beginning ch-1 of each row does not count as a st. 
  2. Change colors by working last stitch of previous color to last 2 loops on hook, then yo and pull new color through. 
  3. Work over unused color throughout, for stability and ease. 
  4. To make a larger coaster or placemat, work starting ch in multiples of 4 + 1, and work checkerboard pattern to desired length.


Instructions:


With A, ch 17.
Row 1: Working in back bumps of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3, with B sc in next 4, with A sc in next 4, with B sc in next 4—16 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [with B sc in next 4, with A sc in next 4] twice—16 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, [with A sc in next 4, with B sc in next 4] twice—16 sc.
Rows 4–5: Repeat Row 2.
Row 6: Repeat Row 3.
Row 7: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 8–9: Repeat Row 3.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Rows 12–13: Repeat Row 2.
Row 14: Repeat Row 3.
Row 15: Repeat Row 2.
Row 16: Repeat Row 3.

Finishing
Round 1: With A or B, ch 1, turn, sc evenly across, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc evenly across side; repeat from * around, ch 1, sl st to 1st sc to join.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Block square if needed.





 © 2016/2017 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.