Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alicia Cowl Crochet Pattern, Free Pattern













Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? This cowl worked in Super Bulky Yarn works up in an hour! Make a pair of matching fingerless mittens using my free pattern and you have a precious pair. This cowl uses only single crochet stitches and requires only basic crochet skills. What's more? It is a one skein project that works up super fast. 

I am using super bulky yarn in a crochet pattern for the first time and really enjoyed it. I used Wool Ease yarn from Lion Brand. They come in a range of lovely colors. If you are looking for a cheaper option, Michaels in-house brand would be a good substitute. The gorgeous wooden buttons make the perfect accent. The bigger the button, the better!

When I made my first try of this pattern, the buttons were just for embellishment and were not used for closure. Then I thought it might mess up your hair when you pull it down your neck and thought of making the buttons functional. The crochet pattern uses a braid made with four strips.It involves repeating the same two steps and is a no brainer once you get the hang of it.


Pattern

Materials
1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick from Lion Brand. The
UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook P (10mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.
3. Sewing Needle
4. Three large wooden buttons. I used 1 ¼ inch ones.

Size
Finished measurements: 23 inches in circumference and 7 ½ inches wide

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Adeline Fingerless Mitts or Arm Warmers, Easy Crochet Pattern with Faux Cables ( Free Pattern)











Fingerless Mitts, a Slouchie Beanie and a Cowl, make fashion statements like none other. They are the perfect combination of style and comfort. Now make your own pair of fashionable mitts with this fun to work crochet pattern embellished with faux cables.
I wanted to design a fingerless mitts crochet pattern with cables that are suitable for beginners as well. So I came up with this faux cable idea that anyone with basic crochet skils can easily work. Unlike the regular cables that use front post stitches, the cables on these mittens use the basic chain stitch to evoke the same effect. A pair of these can be worked in about two hours. 
Pattern
Materials
1. Worsted weight size 4 medium yarn.
2. Hook H (5 mm).
3. Sewing needle to weave in the tails.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bella Ruffled Bag (Free Crochet Pattern)





This bag was made by Grace Anne of WouldYouLikeYarnWithThat.blogspot.com using my pattern. lovely isn't it? I love how she added her own touch with a flower.



Whipping up this crochet pattern was so much fun because I have always had a  fetish for bags. I am not into any other accessories but choosing a bag has always been a herculean task for me. When I started crocheting seriously, bags were my first love. I have no idea how I shifted gears to baby booties.  I have always loved bags with ruffles but never owned one and this could be my first. I have left the bag unlined but you can line it if you wish to make it last longer.

This bag is the size of an over-sized clutch and just big enough to hold your essentials. The bag is 13 inches wide at the base and 9 1/2 inches tall including the handle. The bag is worked using worsted weight ( size 4 medium yarn) and an H(5mm) and G (4.25 mm)  crochet hook. You need to know only the basic crochet stitches and hdc2tog decrease to make this bag. The bag is quick to work up as the ruffles use double crochet stitches that makes your work grow quickly.


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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A la mode Boa Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern











Free Crochet Pattern for a Woman's Boa Scarf

I love the grape color used in this scarf and was planning to make a matching hat but before I could grab a couple of more skeins, this color was discontinued ! Well, I am glad I could at least finish the scarf after I frogged a couple of my other projects.  I see the stitch on this as a kind of faux loopy stitch that is way easier to work than the original.  I can easily visualize  this  stitch pattern on a throw pillow. If you would make this scarf what colors do you think  it would  look good in? 

 The scarf is quick to work up and you need to know only  the basic crochet stitches. Pattern uses an I (5.5 mm) hook and worsted weight (size 4 medium yarn) or Aran in UK.  I first made this scarf last winter but never found the time to publish the pattern. So here is another one of my UFOs finally seeing the light of the day! For those of you who are not familiar with the crochet jargon UFO  didn't mean that I tossed  it flying out of the window. It means an unfinished object in crochet. Frogging? It means ripping off your work. The usage came from the fact that "rip it, rip it" sounds like a frog's call. Crochet sure is a fascinating craft, isn't it?


Click here for the FREE PATTERN!






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