Monday, November 25, 2013

SAVANNAH BEANIE


I designed this beanie several years ago and have made more of them than I can count. Every time I look for the pattern I think of my sweet niece Savannah who has told me this is one of her favorites!!! I have made it with a larger hook to get a slouchy effect, or a smaller hook so that it fits snugly to the head (see pic at bottom of page). 

***Feel free to make as many of these as you want for profit, but remember to give credit to me, Amy B Stitched, or link back to this page!!*** 

 

Savannah Beanie

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

Materials:
size I crochet hook (use a G hook for a snug fitting beanie)
4 oz worsted weight yarn
darning needle

Size: large (can be made smaller by eliminating increase rounds and shortening the length)

Gauge: 6 dc = 2", 4 dc rows = 2"

Rnd 1: ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook 11 times, sl st in top of beg ch 4 to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, fpdc around same st. [Dc in next st, fpdc around same st] around. Sl st in first dc to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in first st. Dc in next, fpdc around same st. [Dc in next 2 sts, fpdc around 2nd st] around. Sl st in first dc to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first st. Dc in next 2 sts, fpdc around 2nd st. [Dc in next 3 sts, fpdc around 3rd st] around. Sl st in first dc  to join.
Rnd 5: ch 2, dc in first st. Dc in next st, fpdc around same st. [Dc in next 2 sts, fpdc around 2nd st] around. Sl st in first dc to join.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in first st, dc in next st, fpdc around next st. [Dc in next 2 sts, fpdc around next st] around. Sl st in first dc to join.
Repeat Rnd 6 until hat measures 8 ½” from beginning.
Next Rnd: Ch 2, [dc dec over 2 sts, fpdc around next st. Dc in next 2 sts, fpdc around next st] around. Sl st in first dc to join.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts. [Sc dec over next 2 sts *, sc in next 3 sts] around ending at *. Sc in last st. Sl st in first sc to join.
Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in first sc to join. Finish off.





Beard Pattern coming soon!!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ROLL STITCH SNOWFLAKE PATTERN



Back about 10 years ago I was designing patterns for a company that was publishing leaflets that featured the roll stitch.  I came across this little snowflake in my design notebook and decided to add a couple of variations to it and share it with you.  It takes very little thread and works up in a snap.  You can stiffen it using a commercial stiffener and add a hanger for an ornament or gift tag hanger, or you can skip the stiffener and stitch it to a sweater, jacket or stocking as an accent.  The roll stitch can be a bit tricky to make at first......but keep trying and before you know it you will have mastered it. 

***Feel free to make for profit....just remember to give me credit by linking back to my blog A Stitch At A Time!!!***

ROLL STITCH SNOWFLAKE (3 variations)

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

Finished size: 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 2 1/2"

Materials used:

size 10 thread, white
size 8 crochet hook
commercial fabric stiffener (optional)

Stitches and terms used and their abbreviations:

round = rnd
chain = ch
stitch = st
roll stitch = rs
slip stitch = sl st
single crochet = sc
loop or loops = lp or lps
picot = no abbreviation used
skip = sk

special stitches:

roll stitch (rs): Yo 12 times (wrap yarn loosely around hook, keeping wraps even), insert hook in st indicated and pull up lp, yo, and pull through all lps on hook, ch 1.

picot: sl st in 3rd ch from st.




VARIATION #1

Rnd 1: ch 4, rs 12 times in the 4th ch from hook.  sl st in top of first rs to join. 
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each rs around.  Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 3: [ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 5, picot, ch 2, sk next st, sl st in next st] around.  Finish off. 




VARIATION #2

Rnd 1: ch 4, rs 12 times in the 4th ch from hook.  sl st in top of first rs to join. 
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each rs around.  Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 3: [ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 7, picot, ch 4, sk next st, sl st in next st] around. Finish off.




VARIATION #3

Rnd 1: ch 4, rs 12 times in the 4th ch from hook.  sl st in top of first rs to join. 
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each rs around.  Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 3:[ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 5, picot, ch 2, sk next st, sl st in next st, ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 7, picot, ch 4, sk next st, sl st in next st] around.  Finish off.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

IT'S ABOUT TIME!

WOW!!!  Time has really flown by since my last post!!  We have had several life changes this past  year and are currently "empty nesters" living full time in our 5th Wheel Travel Trailer. It's taken me some time to get settled, but I've begun to design patterns again.  I've got a large pile of yarn between my rocker recliner and the wall. The desk is cluttered with hooks, needles, swatches, and partially completed projects.  My children, family, friends, and dog Cici are my inspiration.  I really don't need warm things normally associated with crochet and knit down here on the Coastal Bend......but it's in my blood and I'm not happy if I'm not stitching!!  Just recently I have tried my hand at opening an Etsy store.  It's not taken off yet.....YET!!!  My Facebook page Amy B Stitched has a small following and allows me to post pictures of my latest work and to communicate with those that want to place an order or just ask questions.  This is the place for me to post the patterns I wish to share for FREE!!!  YAY!!!  Free patterns are the best!!!

SO STAY TUNED!!!  New patterns are COMING!!!!  If you made it this far I thank you for enduring my rambling thoughts. 

Yours Enthusiastically,
Amy B