Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crochet Tip to Weave in Yarn Ends As You Go


Hey everyone............ I have been on a blanket making frenzy lately. I just love making baby blankets. But, I have always hated weaving in the ends when I finished the project. So, several months ago, I made it my mission to start weaving in all the ends as I am working on the blanket. That way, when I am finished, it's completely done. I still have to use a tapestry needle but once I got used to working this way, I will never switch back to my old habits!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Granny Hat


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Crochet Granny Hat Pattern

This sweet little hat is so easy and quick to make! Add some flower embellishments to make it really girly... or just leave it simple. This hat would look great made in stripes for a little boy. It takes very little yarn to complete. So, raid your yarn scraps and make as many as possible.

The finished hat will fit a baby up to about 5 or 6 months old, depending on head size. You can always make a larger hat by increasing the hook size.

Hat Height: 5"
Hat Circumference: 11.5"

Materials:
G Hook
Approximately 2oz of yarn

Granny Hat Pattern:

With a G hook, CH 4 and form a circle with a SS.

R1 - CH 2 and DC 11 times in the circle. Join with a SS.

R2 - CH 2 and DC twice in each stitch around the hat. Join with a SS.

R3 - CH 2 and DC in the next two stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch, DC in the next two stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern until you reach the end. Join with a SS.

R4 - CH 2 and DC in the next three stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch, DC in the next three stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern until you reach the end. Join with a SS.

R5 - CH 2 and DC in the next four stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch, DC in the next four stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern until you reach the end. Join with a SS.

R6 - CH 2 and DC twice into the same stitch. Skip two stitches and 3 DC in the next stitch. Skip two stitches and 3 DC in the next stitch. Repeat this pattern until you reach the end. Join with a SS.


Crochet Hat Pattern

R7 - CH 2 and DC twice into the same open stitch space. 3 DC in the next open stitch space. 3 DC in the next open stitch space. Repeat this pattern until you reach the end. Join with a SS.


Crochet Hat Pattern

R8 thru R10 - Repeat R7

R11 - CH 1 and SC in each stitch around. Join with a SS and tie off.

Flower Applique:
Use #3 Crochet Thread and a B Hook

R1 - CH 2 and six DC in the second chain from the hook. Join with a SS and tie off the yellow thread.

R2 - Join pink thread. CH 2 and HDC in the same stitch. Then, 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SS and CH 2.

R3 - 2 DC in the next stitch. SS in the next stitch and CH 2. 2 DC in the next stitch. SS in the next stitch and CH 2. Continue this pattern to form the petals until you reach the end. Join with a SS and tie off.


flower hair pin pattern


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