Monday, February 22, 2016

TOASTY TOES Basic Felted Crocheted Slippers FREE Pattern

In December I took a trip to Bisbee, AZ, to visit my son, his lovely wife, and my grandson.  What a BEAUTIFUL area to visit!  The people, the shopping, the countryside!!  It was all so wonderful!!

Me and my Dear Hubby posing for a picture at scenic lookout over Old Bisbee.




I had several opportunities to peruse the stores in Old Bisbee.  I was DELIGHTED to find that there was a Fiber Store located in the basement of the historic Bisbee Community Y just up the street from the Copper Queen Hotel.  There were many completed hand made items for sale, as well as a selection of fiber.  I couldn't help myself and purchased two skeins of Bulky Weight yarn from a local Ranch, the Sky Island Brand/47 Ranch located north of Bisbee in the Mule Mountains, Sky Island Girls has a shop on Etsy  (the girls are the sheep) and is currently working on getting a facebook page set up as well.  There were two colors available, and of course I could not make up my mind.  The Owner, Deb Moroney, told me that she has will have all 5 natural colors in stock by mid February.

Before I left the Fiber Store I had already decided that I was going to design a pair of felted slippers.  Within a week I had two pair made (one for me and one for my dear daughter in law).  Each pair takes less than one skein of yarn and if you need the smallest size, you can eke out TWO pair from one skein!! WOOHOOO!!!

NOTE:  This wool is very unique.  I did try duplicating the slippers in another brand of bulky yarn and it did not work up the same size. But no worries here!  Sky Island Girls Yarn ROCKS!!!!



Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!!


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


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TOASTY TOES

BASIC FELTED CROCHET SLIPPERS


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Materials: 
·         Sky Island Girls 100% Navaja-Churro Wool Yarn, Chunky 150 yds, 8 oz. (S: 72 yds, M: 78 yds, L: 90 yds, XL: 96 yds)
·         Size N crochet hook
·         Large eyed blunt yarn  needle
·         Dish soap and hot water for felting

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large (approx. womens sizes 5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11)
·         Approximate FINISHED sole measurements will depend on your felting: 9 inches (9 ½, 10, 10 ½ )

Gauge: I have used pre-felted measurements as these work up quickly and I do not want to waste my wool doing a gauge swatch.  Measurements are with slipper laying on its side flat and will be listed below in this order S, (M, L, X-Large)
·         From Toe to Heel:  10 inches, ( 10 ½, 11, 11 ½ )                   
·         Instep to Sole:  4 ½ inches, (4 ½, 5, 5)     
·         Ankle edge to Sole:  3 ¾ inches, (3 ¾, 4, 4)

* Instructions are for S with changes for M, L, and XL in parenthesis
**NOTE: chains at beginning of the round/row do NOT count as a stitch

STITCHES AND TERMS USED:
·         Ch – chain
·         Hdc – half double crochet
·         Sl st – slip stitch
·         St – stitch
·         Sc – single crochet

Rnd 1: Ch 3, hdc 8 times in 3rd ch from hook.  Sl St in top of 1st hdc to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. Sl st in first hdc to join.  (16)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next st, hdc next 7 (7, 3, 3) sts] 2 (2, 4, 4) times. Sl st in first hdc to join.  (18, 18, 20, 20)
Small and Medium Rnd 4-7: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Sl st in first hdc to join.  (18)
Row 8: Medium ONLY will turn at the beginning of this round, Small will not turn. Ch 1, hdc in next 13 sts.
Row 9-14(15): Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (13)
Large and X-Large Rnd 4-8: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Sl st in first hdc to join.  (20)
Row 9: Large ONLY will turn at the beginning of this round, X-Large will not turn. Ch 1, hdc in next 14 sts.
Row 10-16 (17): Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (14)

EDGE:
Ch 1, DO NOT TURN. Working down the side of the rows, sc 7 (8, 9, 10) evenly. Sc across the instep 5 (5, 6, 6) sts. Working down the other side rows, sc 7 (8, 9, 10) evenly. Sl st in the first sc to join.  (This will leave an opening in the heel that will be closed up after the next rnd). (19, 21, 24, 26)
Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc.  Cut, leaving a long tail for sewing heel end closed.

FINISH: Thread tail onto large eyed blunt needle.  Turn heel inside out and whip stitch the opening closed. Weave the tail back through the stitches, pulling slightly to pull the heel upwards, then weave the tail back through the stitches again, securing the shape of the heel.

FELTING: there are many ways to felt your finished slippers.  I prefer to hand felt my items, that way I can easily check the progress and stop when the appropriate size is reached.  Below is a link for instructions if you are unfamiliar with this process. 


the stitch definition did not disappear on this pair of slippers, but they are still very nice and cozy!!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Granny's Reflecting Heart FREE crochet pattern


Valentines Day is quickly approaching, but you will have PLENTY of time to work up a handful of these unique beauties!! 

Granny's Reflecting Heart is a simple thread crochet heart wrapped around a Glass Gem.  The glass gem reflects the suns rays and adds weight to your crocheted piece. It is a joy to behold!!  

 I originally published the Granny's Heart and Headband pattern  in January of 2014.  I was playing around with that pattern the other day and made it up with thread, a few extra rows of crochet and wrapped it around a Glass Gem to make these lovely sun catchers.  

NOTE:  I like to use the Perle Cotton size 8 because it comes in such an abundance of colors, but size 20 thread will also work up with minimal changes.  And since the Glass Gems are NOT exact sizing, you might have to experiment with your last round or two of crochet to make the fit just right.  Just make sure to not go smaller than 1-1/4 inch unless you are planning to go down to a size 30 or smaller thread!!


Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!!


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com 
 Thank You!!! Amy B


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Granny’s Reflecting Heart
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Materials: Perle Cotton size 8 (size 20 thread will also work), size 9 (1.15mm) crochet hook, blunt large eyed needle, Glass gem approx. 1-1/4 inch or larger.

Finished size: 1-1/4 inch

Gauge: not important, but your first two rounds of crochet should not be as large as your glass gem.

Ch 4
Rnd 1: Working all stitches in the 4th ch from hook, [2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 2 times, sl st, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2]. Sl st in top of beg ch to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch), dc in 1st 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 3 sts. 3 dc in ch 2 sp, 2 dc in next 2 sts, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in next ch sp, sl st in sl st of previous rnd, sc in next ch sp, (hdc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in ch 2 sp, sl st in top of 1st dc to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join.  Ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc next st, ch 5, sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 5, sc) next ch sp. (Ch 5, sk 2 sts, sc next st) 5 times. Ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc next st, (ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc next st) 2 times. Ch 2, dc in 1st st to join. 
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in sp below join.  (Ch 5, sc in next sp) around. Ch 2, dc in first sc to join. 
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 4. Finish off leaving a 12” tail for sewing, **unless your stone is larger or you are using size 20 thread or smaller, then continue in same pattern until large enough OR make your ch 5 into a ch 6 instead.**

FINISHING: Weave tail through chain spaces, insert stone into the back side of the crocheted piece.  Pull the tail tight to close the crocheted piece around the stone.  Weave tail securely through finished work.




Hanger:  Make a chain of 90 (more or less to your liking) and thread it through the top of the piece. Tie an overhand knot to secure it in place. Trim ends.