Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CROCHET FLOWER



Crochet flowers are all the rage right now!!!  Add one to your hat, scarf, or just glue one to a hair clip or stick pin to use as an accessory.  They look intimidating for some....but really super easy.  I've given clear pics for each round to show what it should look like each step of the way.  In this pattern I have used Worsted Weight yarn and a size G crochet hook.  But you could use ANY combination of hook and yarn to make all sizes of flowers.  You can also make it larger by continuing on after rnd 4, increasing in the same manner.  The possibilities are endless!!  So get your hook and all those small scraps of yarn out and get busy!!


CROCHET FLOWER

Materials: small amount of worsted weight yarn and size G crochet hook (or any suitable combination of yarn and hook)

Stitches Used:           
            Ch: chain
            Dc: double crochet
            Bpdc: back post double crochet


Rnd 1: ch 5, dc in 5th ch from hook. *Ch 1, dc in same ch as previous dc. Repeat from * 3 more times.  Ch 1.  Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. (you should end with 6 dc and 6 ch 1 spaces).

Rnd 2: * 5 dc in ch 1 sp. Sl st in next dc of previous rnd. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 3: * bpdc around first dc of previous rnd, ch 3. Repeat from * around.  Sl st in first bpdc to join.


when doing a bpdc this is how your hook will look from the front side when inserted correctly

how your flower will look from the backside view of completed rnd 3.
Rnd 4: * 7 dc in ch 3 sp. Sl st in top of next bpdc of previous rnd. Repeat from * around.  Finish off.  If attaching to another crochet item, leave a 12” length for sewing.  Or finish off and weave in ends and sew in place with matching sewing thread. 




Tis the Season to make a Beanie!!

It's been such a long time since I've posted ANYTHING....over a year!!!  It's not that I have not been stitching....quite the opposite.  I've just not been posting my patterns.  I've set out to change that!!!!

So I've been promising several people that I would get my crochet beanie written up and posted for such a long time....but since it's something I make without really thinking about it, I kept forgetting I was writing the pattern halfway through and would just crochet.  So FINALLY.....here it is!!!!  A basic double crochet beanie with changes for a child sized beanie following.  You can change up the look by changing yarn and striping the hat as shown in my first pic.  Or if you prefer smaller stripes, you can substitute 2 rows of sc for a row of dc as shown in my second pic.  As always, if you find any errors in my pattern please let me know in the comment section below.  Thanks for stopping by!!!  Amy B



The knob on my closet door was perfectly on the chin of my styrafoam head....I thought it looked like a little bit of a goatee and decided it was too cool to get rid of!!  LOL




BASIC DOUBLE CROCHET BEANIE PATTERN

Give it a <3 or add it to your Ravelry queue here.

Materials:

  • Size G crochet hook
  • Approx. 3 oz worsted weight yarn.

Stitches used:
            ch: chain
            sl st: slip stitch
            sc: single crochet
            dc: double crochet
            fpdc: front post double crochet (pic below)
            bpdc: back post double crochet (pic below)

Gauge: 11 dc = 3", 4 dc rows = 2"      
            
Rnd 1:
Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in top of beg ch to join. 
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around.  Sl st in 1st dc to join. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Sl st in 1st dc  to join. (36)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (48)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (60)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st dc to join. (72)
Rnd 7-14:  Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around.  Sl st in 1st dc to join.
Rnd 15-16: Ch 1, * fpdc next st, bpdc next st.  Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st fpdc to join.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc to join. Finish off.


CHILDS HAT
Rnd 1-5: same as above.
Rnd 6- 12: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around.  Sl st in 1st dc to join.
Rnd 13-14: Ch 1, *fphdc next st, bphdc next st.  Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st fphdc to join.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc to join.



fpdc: front post double crochet

bpdc: back post double crochet