Friday, January 31, 2014

Crochet Beard Pattern.....If you can't GROW one you might as well CROCHET one!!

FINALLY!!!!  I've been promising my crochet Beard Pattern for quite some time now.  And TODAY is the DAY!!!  I have only created one "size", but have given options for creating a Medium AND a Large by changing hook size. You can also extend the ear loops to make it fit a wider face.  Remember it is ALWAYS important to check your gauge to make sure your piece is going to turn out the size that you want it to.  And as I have recently discovered....my recommended hook sizes may not work for you...so please check your gauge to save yourself trouble in the end.  : )

No need to keep your beard a traditional color...why not try making it in your favorite team color??  Or STRIPED!!!  All Great Sports Fans NEED one of these for those COLD COLD game nights!!! LOL


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




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

MATERIALS:
  • Size H crochet hook for large, Size G crochet hook for medium
  • Worsted weight yarn.

SIZE/GAUGE:
  • :Medium 9 1/2" wide x 3 3/4" tall. 
  • Large 11" wide x 4" tall 
GAUGE:
  • G hook: 4 rows = 1", 7 sc = 2"
  • H hook: 4 rows = 1 1/8", 6 sc = 2"

NOTE PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING ** to be able to properly taper the sides of the beard so there is minimal gap I have placed a slip stitch in the first and last stitch of every other row.  On the following rows the first (and last) sc will be worked OVER the sl st and into the sc that the sl st is worked into.**

Row 1: ch 35, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (34)
Row 2: turn, sl st in first st. Sc in next st and each st across, sl st in last st. (34) (row count includes all sl sts, sc, and ch's, except turning ch's, here and throughout.)
Row 3: ch 1, turn. Sc in first 11 sts, ch 14, sk 12 sts, sc in next 11 sts. (36)
Row 4: turn, sl st in first st. Sc in each st and ch across, sl st in last st. (36)
Row 5: ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (36)
Row 6-8: repeat rows 4 and 5. (36)
Row 9: ch 1, turn. Sc in 17 sts, sc dec, sc in remaining 17 sts. (35)
Row 10: turn, sl st in first st. Sc across. Sl st in last st. (35)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 15 sts, sc dec, sc in next st, sc dec, sc in remaining 15 sts. (33)
Row 12: repeat row 10. (33)
Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 13 sts, sc dec, sc in next 3 sts, sc dec, sc in remaining 13 sts. (31)
Row 14: repeat row 10. DO NOT FINISH OFF. (31)
Final Round: DO NOT TURN. Ch 12 (this is for the ear loop, if you are fitting a larger face you might need to increase this chain size), sl st in first st of row 1 on same side. Sl st across. At end of row, ch 12 (or however many chains to fit your face).  Sl st in first st of row 14.  Sl st across last row of beard. Finish off. 


This was one of my first beards.  Since then I made the
mouth opening wider so that if you want to eat or drink
you do not need to take off the beard to do so :D

I sincerely hope that you enjoy making up MANY of these!!!

Be Blessed!!
Amy B