Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Rhiannon Boot Cuffs

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Difficulty:  Intermediate


Materials:  5mm (H/8) crochet hook; 100g (200 yards) Worsted Weight Yarn #4  ~ Suggested Yarns include Vanna’s Choice or Stylecraft Special Aran.

Gauge: 11 sts to 4" with 5mm (H/8) hook working hdc; 8 rows in main body pattern: [(sc, hdc), sk1] = 4" with 5mm (H/8) hook.


To fit: Calf Sizes:


Extra Small (XS):      10-12”
Small (S):                  12-14”
Medium (M):              14-16”
Large (L):                   16-18”


Pattern Notes:


  • Beginning chain/s on each row do not count unless specifically told that they do. They are merely to obtain height and a smooth transition between rows.


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


  • This pattern requires the knowledge of working a foundation half double crochet and also front post half double crochet.


Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; fhdc = foundation half double crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; st/s = stitch/es; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; sk = skip


Instructions:


All sizes:


Row 1:  With 5 mm hook (H/8), make a fhdc of 30 (34, 38, 42).  Join to beg fhdc, being careful to not twist.  


Row 2:  Ch 1; *hdc in next st, fphdc in next st*, rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg hdc.  


Row 3:  Ch 1, hdc in same st; fphdc in next st; *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st;*  rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc.


Rows 4-8:  Repeat Row 3.


Row 9:  Ch 2, (1 sc, 1 dc) into the same st as beg ch2, sk 1 st; *(sc, dc) into next sc, sk next st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to beg sc.


Sizes XS, S, and M:  Rows 10 -14: Repeat Row 9


Size L:  Rows 10-15:  Repeat Row 9


All sizes:


Next Row:  Ch 1, sc in same st and every stitch around.  (30, 34, 38, 42)


Next Row:  Ch 3, 3 dc in same st; *skip 3 sts; 5 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to last 2 sts; skip to the space in which you worked the beginning Ch 3 and 3 dc at the start of this row; 2 dc into that same space to complete the cluster; sl st to beg dc (not the ch 3) to draw it all together neatly.


Fasten off and weave in ends.


Sew on a pretty button if you wish.


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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Kids' Chunky Fingerless Gloves

 


Materials:  50g Chunky/Bulky (#5) yarn; 6 mm, 5 mm crochet hooks; yarn needle.  Sample was made using Robin “Paintbox” Chunky.


Gauge:  10 hdc and 11 rows hdc to 4” square


Finished size:   1-2 years:  4.5” Length; 5” Circumference
2-4 years:  5.5” Length; 6” Circumference
5-10 years  6.5” Length; 6.5” Circumference


Difficulty: Easy


Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; fhdc = foundation half double crochet; st/s = stitch/es; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; rep = repeat


Pattern Notes:  When working the main body of the gloves (the hdc rows), work into the spaces between the stitches, not into the tops of the stitches themselves.


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



Instructions:



1-2 years:


Row 1:  with 6 mm hook, make 13 fhdc. (or chain 15, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc to end) (13 hdc)  Turn.  (Leave a tail for sewing up the cuff later).


Row 2:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), fphdc in next st; *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st; rep from * to end.  (13)


Do not turn, continue working now in the 1st st of Row 2, forming a ring for the cuff. Continue working the rest of the glove in a spiral.


Row 3 - 6:  Using a 5 mm hook, hdc in every st around, placing a marker at the 1st st of each row to keep your place.  (13 sts per row).


Row 7:  Hdc in the next 9 sts, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc to end (15 hdc)


Row 8:  Hdc in the next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc to end (17)


Row 9:  Hdc in every stitch around.  (17)


Row 10:  Hdc in the next 11 sts, skip the next 4 sts, hdc to end.  (13)


Row 11:  Hdc 11, hdc into thumb space, hdc in next st.  (13)


Row 12:  Hdc in next 13 sts; Sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st; fasten off, weave in ends, and sew up the remaining gap in the cuff.


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2-4 years:


Row 1:  with 6 mm hook, make 15 fhdc. (or chain 17, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc to end) (15 hdc)  Turn.  (Leave a tail for sewing up the cuff later).


Row 2:  Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), fphdc in next st; *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st; rep from * to end.  (15)


Do not turn, continue working now in the 1st st of Row 2, forming a ring for the cuff, and beginning as follows:


Row 3:  hdc in next st (1st st of row 2), fphdc in next st, *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st; rep from * to end.  (15)


Continue working the rest of the glove in a spiral.


Rows 4 - 7: Using a 5 mm hook, hdc in every st around, placing a marker at the 1st st of each row to keep your place.  (15 sts per row).


Row 8:  Hdc in the next 10 sts, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc to end (17 hdc)


Row 9:  Hdc in the next 11sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc to end (19)


Row 10:  Hdc in every stitch around.  (19)


Row 11:  Hdc in the next 13 sts, skip the next 4 sts, hdc to end.  (15)


Row 12:  Hdc 13, hdc into thumb space, hdc in next st.  (15)


Row 13:  Hdc in every st around.  (15)


Row 14:  Hdc in next 13 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st; fasten off, weave in ends, and sew up the remaining gap in the cuff.

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5-10 Years


Row 1:  with 6 mm hook, make 17 fhdc. (or chain 19, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc to end) (17 hdc)  Turn.  (Leave a tail for sewing up the cuff later).


Row 2:  Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), fphdc in next st; *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st; rep from * to end.  (17)
Do not turn, continue working now in the 1st st of Row 2, forming a ring for the cuff, and beginning as follows:


Row 3:  hdc in next st (1st st of row 2), fphdc in next st, *hdc in next st; fphdc in next st; rep from * to end.  (17)


Continue working the rest of the glove in a spiral.


Rows 4 - 9: Using a 5 mm hook, hdc in every st around, placing a marker at the 1st st of each row to keep your place.  (17 sts per row).


Row 10:  Hdc in the next 12 sts, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc to end (19 hdc)


Row 11:  hdc in next and every stitch around (19 hdc)


Row 12:  Hdc in the next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc to end (21)


Row 13:  Hdc in every stitch around.  (21)


Row 14:  Hdc in the next 14 sts, skip the next 4 sts, hdc to end.  (17)


Row 15:  Hdc 14, hdc into thumb space, hdc in next st.  (17)


Row 16 - 17:  Hdc in every st around.  (17)


Row 18:  Hdc in next 13 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st; fasten off, weave in ends, and sew up the remaining gap in the cuff.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Christmas Table Mat




This week's Holiday Blog Hop post belongs to me, and here it is:  A pretty little Christmas Table Mat that you can make very quickly for the holiday season.

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Materials:  Any worsted weight yarn #4; 5mm (H/8) hook; yarn needle for weaving in ends


Sample was made using Red Heart Holiday in Green; Stylecraft Special in Lipstick; and Stylecraft Special in White.  You may use Red Heart Holiday in all three colours if you have them available.


Gauge: not important for this item


Finished size:  Approximately 11”-12” diameter, depending on your own tension and the yarn used.


Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; st/s = stitch/es; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; yo = yarn over; sl st = slip stitch; sp = space; 2 dc cluster - see Special Stitches; picot = see Special Stitches.


Special Stitches:


2dc cluster: yo, insert hook into next st; yo, draw yarn through, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops; yo, insert hook into the same st; yo, draw yarn through, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, yo, draw through remaining 3 loops.


Picot: ch3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook


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


Instructions:


With Red:


Row 1:  Make a magic ring (alternatively, ch4, sl st to beg ch to form a ring); ch1, work 8 hdc into ring; sl st to beg hdc. (8 hdc)


Row 2:  Ch1, 2dc cluster in each space around; sl st to beg cluster.  (8 x 2dc clusters)


Fasten of Red and change to Green.


Row 3:  Ch1, (2 x 2dc clusters, ch1) in each space around; sl st to top of first cluster.  (16 clusters; 16 ch1 spaces).  Fasten of Green and change to White.


Row 4:  Sl st to next ch1 space, ch1; *(2dc cluster, Ch1) twice in next sp; (2dc cluster, ch1) in next sp; rep from  * around; sl st to top of beg cluster.    (24 x 2 dc clusters; 24 x ch1 spaces).  Fasten off White and change back to Green.


Row 5:  Sl st to next ch1 space, ch1; *(2dc cluster, ch1) twice in next sp; 1 x 2dc cluster in next 2 spaces; rep from * around; sl st to beg cluster.  (32 x 2 dc clusters; 32 x ch1 spaces).  Fasten off Green and change back to White.


Row 6:  Ch1, dc in same st and in the top of every cluster and every ch1 sp around, sl st to beg dc. (64 dc).  Fasten off White and change back to Red.


Row 7:  Ch1, 2 dc in same stitch; *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * to  last 3 sts, dc in next st; 2dc in next st; dc in next st; sl st to beg dc.     (78 dc)


Row 8:  Ch1, (sc hdc dc) in same st; sk 2; *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st; sk 2; rep from * to end. sl st to beg sc.   (25 groups of (sc, hdc, dc))  Fasten off Red and change back to Green.


Row 9:  Ch1, sc in every stitch around. sl st to beg sc. (78 sts).  Fasten off Green and change back to White.


Row 10:  Ch1, sc in same st and next 2 sts, picot, *sc in next 4 sts, picot; rep from * to last 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts; picot on last st, sl st to beg sc.


Fasten off and weave in ends.


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