Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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AG :) 


Easy Adult Turban



Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.

Abbreviations: 
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Blo – back loop only
Sl st – slip stitch





Hook used
5mm (H/8) hook

Materials required:
1 Skein Worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply)(4)  ~  I used Stylecraft Special Aran, but any worsted weight will do; 5mm (H/8) crochet hook. 

Gauge:  4-5mm; 10cm / 4 inches = 18sts / 22 rows

Dimensions:  Hat circumference 21” – 22” (53-56 cm); hat length 8” (20 cm)

Special stitches: 
3ch picot:  work 3 chain, then slip stitch into 1st chain you just made to form the picot.



Pattern:



Using 5 mm hook:  make a magic ring (alternatively, chain 4, sl st into 1st ch to make a ring).


Row One:  3ch, (does not count as 1 dc), 9 dc into ring, slip stitch to top of 3ch (9)

Row Two:  3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, then 2 dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to top of 3ch (18)

Row Three:  3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next st; 2 dc in next st*;  rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (27)

Row Four: 3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (36)

Row Five: 3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 3 stitches; 2 dc in next stitch*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3 ch (45)

Row Six: 3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 4 stitches; 2 dc in next stitch*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3 ch (54)

Rows Seven and Eight:  3ch, work hdc in blo to end of row for both rows – you can choose to sl st to the beginning 3ch, or you can begin to work in a continuous round.  Either will work.  I tend to place a marker and start working in a continuous round from here to avoid a back seam.  If you choose to work in a continuous round, skip the 3ch at the beginning of these rows (and all following rows) and go straight to working hdc all round.

Rows Nine and Ten:  3ch, work hdc normally (in both loops) for both rows (unless working continuously, in which case, omit the beginning 3ch).

Row Eleven - end) Repeat the last 4 rows until the hat is the desired length (as stated in “dimensions”).  Try to finish with one blo row, so as to form one last ridge.

Edging:  *sc 3, 3ch picot*, rep from * to * all round.  Join with first sc and finish off. (If worked in a continuous round, slip stitch once here before finishing off.)

Make the hat a “turban”:  Using about 2 yards of yarn, doubled, and a yarn needle, thread the yarn round and around from the bottom front edge up to the start of the 2nd or 3rd ridge, as is your preference ( I did it to the 2nd), as in the picture. 

Keep the fabric neatly positioned under the gather.  Once you have wrapped around a few times, secure the yarn inside the hat.

Add a button, bead, or your own chosen embellishment, tidy up any ends, and your “turban” style hat is done”.


                                 © AG Handmades 2014




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Easy Peasy Baby Booties

 

 

Pattern:

A simple pair of baby booties which take no time at all to make. To fit 0-6 months and 6-12 months.

Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.

Materials: Any worsted weight (aran/10ply/grade 4) yarn; 3.5mm hook for 0-6 months; 4mm hook for 6-12 months (adjust hook size if you need to according to whether you crochet tightly or loosely)

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; beg = beginning; st/s = stitch/stitches; ch = chain; hdc2tog = half double 2 stitches together; blo = black loop only.

Sizes: 0-6 months (10 cm x 5 cm); 6-12 months (11cm x 6 cm)

Pattern Notes: Work in rounds, joining each round into beginning sc or 2nd ch of beg ch2 (where there is a beg ch2, this counts as a stitch).

Gauge is not too important with these booties, as the drawstring tightens them around the ankles so they don’t slip off.

Work both booties the same.






Pattern:

Row 1: With 3.5mm for 0-6 months or 4mm hook for 6-12 months, Chain 10; sc in 2nd ch from hook, and next 7; 5 sc in last chain. Working on other side of the chain, sc 7, 2 sc in last loop, sl st to beg sc. (22)

Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as a stitch throughout), hdc in same st as ch 2; hdc in next 7 sts; 2 hdc in next 5 sts; hdc in next 7 sts; 2 hdc in last 2 sts; sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (30)

Row 3: Ch 2; hdc in same st as ch 2; hdc in next 12 sts; 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts; hdc in next 12 sts; 2 hdc in last 2 sts; sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (36)

Row 4: Ch 1; sc in same st as ch 1 and in blo in next and every stitch around; sl st to beg sc. (36)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in following 11sts, dc2tog 6 times, hdc in next 12 sts; sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (30)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 sts; dc2tog 4 times; hdc in next 11 sts, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (26)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 sts; hdc2tog; hdc in next 2 sts; hdc2tog; hdc in next 9 sts, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (24)

Row 8: Ch1, sc in same st as ch1 and in every stitch around, join to beg sc. (24).

Row 9: Ch2, hdc in every stitch around, join to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (24)

Row 10: Ch2, hdc in every stitch around, join to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (24)

Row 11: Ch2, *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st; *; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg hdc. (37)


Fasten off and weave in ends.

To make ties:  ch 75, tidy up ends, and thread through under last or last but one row.
Enjoy your new booties!  

©AG Handmades 2014/15







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Arianna Baby Cuffed Booties



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Difficulty:  Advanced Beginner 

Materials:  Any worsted weight  (aran/10ply/grade 4)  yarn;  I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Lavender; 4mm hook for 0-6 months; 4.5mm hook for 6-12 months;   5mm hook for 12-18 months (adjust hook size if you need to according to whether you crochet tightly or loosely); Yarn needle for sewing in ends. 

Pattern Notes:   

(1)  Work in rounds, joining each round into beginning sc on single crochet rows, and to the 2nd chain of beginning ch 2 on hdc rows. 

(2)  Beginning Ch2 on hdc rows counts as 1 hdc.  When the pattern says to ch2 and then hdc in same st, it means to ch2 and then hdc into the *same chain in which you joined the prev row*.  The next hdc  will be placed in the stitch directly to the left. 

(3 Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end. 

Gauge is not important with these booties, as the drawstring tightens them around the ankles so they don’t slip off.  However for reference, the gauge working with a 4mm hook in single crochet = 16 sts and 20 rows to 4". 

Work both booties the same.   

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; beg = beginning; st/s = stitch/stitches; ch = chain; hdc2tog = half double 2 stitches together; blo = black loop only; fphdc = front post half double crochet; bphdc = back post half double crochetrep = repeat; sl st = slip stitch. 

Sizes:  0-6 months (11 x 6 cm approx.); 6-12 months (12.5 x 6.5 cm approx); 12-18months (14 x 7 cm approx). 

Pattern: 

Row 1:  Chain 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, and next 7  sc in last chain.  Working on other side of the chainsc in next 7 sts; 2 sc in last st join to beg sc. (20) 

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts,   sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st, join to beg sc. (27) 

Row 3:  Ch 2 (Counts as 1 hdc)hdc in same st2hdc in next st; hdc in next 9 sts2hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in last sts, join to beg ch2. (36) 

Row 4:  Ch 2hdc in same st2 hdc in next sthdc in next 31sts, hdc in last stssl st to beg ch2.  (39) 

Row 5:  Ch 1sc in next st and every stitch around in blo sl st to beg sc. (39). 

Row 6:  Ch 1sc in same stsc in next 12, sc2tog 7 times, sc in next 12 stssl st to beg sc. (32) 

Row 7:  Ch1, Sc in same st and every st around; sl st to beg sc. (32) 

Row 8:  Ch1, sc in same st and in next 11 sts; hdc2tog 5 times; sc in next 10 sts, join to beg sc. (27) 

Row 9:  Ch1, sc in same st as ch1 and every stitch around. Sl st to beg sc.  (27) 

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*You can stop here if you wish to simply make a low bootie, or carry on to make the cuff. 

To make the Cuff:  

Row 10:  Ch1, sc in same stsc in next 1stshdc in next 6 stssc in next 9 sts, join to beg sc. (27) 

Row 11:  Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc); hdc in next 13 sts; dc in next 6 stshdc in next 7 stssl to beg ch2. (27) 

Row 12:  Ch2, *fphdc in next stbphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end sl st to beg ch2. (27) 

Rows 13 to 17: Repeat Row 12. 

Row 18:  Ch1, reverse sc around, fasten off and tidy up ends. 

Roll down top of bootie, or leave up, whichever you prefer depending on the time of year.  You can use a ribbon to tie the booties, you can leave them untied, or you can make a simple chain stitch tie as follows: 

Make a chain of 75 sts; fasten off, tidy in the ends, and thread it through at the base of the ribbing.  Tie in a bow in the front and your bootie is done!   

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©AG Handmades 2014/15



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