Monday, 24 October 2016

Fall Bow Beanie

This weekend I indulged in a wee bit of yarn shopping. Fall has arrived and with that comes beanies, scarves, gloves etc. I'm so in the fall fashion state of mind now and I'm constantly coming up with new and exciting pieces to create. When I think of fall I always picture burgundy shades. I absolutely love this color and it is a shade that goes with any complexion. So I bought tons of the stuff. I really can't wait to play around with it.
I love bows and I love beanies so why not put the two together and so I created this stunningly beautiful fall bow beanie. It is designed to fit snugly on the head and it would look pretty with the bow towards the middle of the head or towards the side like the photo below.


To make this beauty all you need is worsted yarn and a 5mm crochet hook.

Beanie:

10 double crochet into a magic ring. Join with a slip stitch to close. Chain 2, turn.

Make 2 double crochet into each stitch around, then join with a slip stitch to close. Chain 2, turn.

*Make 1 double crochet into the next stitch then 2 double crochet into the following*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 2, turn.

*Make 1 double crochet into the next 2 stitch, then make 2 double crochets into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 2, turn.

*Make 1 double crochet into the next 3 stitches, then make 2 double crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 2, turn.

*Make 1 double crochet into the next 4 stitches, then make 2 double crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 2, turn.

Make 1 double crochet into each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 2, turn. Repeat this for a further 9 rows.

Fasten off and weave in all the ends.



Bow:
Rounds are continuous. Do not join with a slip stitch at the end of each round.

Chain 40. Join to the first chain to make a circle.

Make a double crochet into each chain around. Do this for a further 8-9 rounds.

Cut yarn leaving a very long tail. Pinch this rectangular piece in the middle to create a bow shape. With the long tail end that you just cut wrap it around the middle of the bow several times to secure it. Insert your tail end into a yarn needle and insert it a few times through the back of the bow to secure. All you have to do now is stitch the bow onto the beanie. I just sewed through the middle of the bow and through the beanie.

Enjoy
xx


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Crochet Ice Cream Cone

Who doesn't like a good ice cream cone? Just the other day I took a little road trip with my other half up towards Slieve Bloom Mountains. After a couple hours of trekking through the forests and admiring all the beautiful scenery surrounding us we thought, "Hmm how nice would it be to lick a nice ice cream cone". So we jumped into the car and drove to the nearest gas station with our mouths watering. Our dreams were immediately crushed once we got in. Apparently they stopped serving ice cream cones due to the fact tat summer ended. Even though we are nearly halfway through October, the weather is still pretty mild so it was a bit of a surprise. I really can't tell you all how much I have craved for an ice cream cone ever since. So last night, with cones on my brain, I came up with this super cute ice cream cone pattern. Not only is it super delicious looking, but the best part is it's 100% fat free!! You can't get better than that, now can you?


For this project I used a dk weight yarn but any weight yarn will work. The thicker the yarn the bigger the ice cream cone will be. I also used a 3.5mm crochet hook. The cone is made from a beige color yarn but the ice cream scoops can be made in any color you like. A small amount of a chocolate brown yarn is needed for the chocolate sauce, some white for the cream topping and a little red for the cherry on the top.

Cone:
make in continuous rounds throughout

6 single crochet into a magic ring

2 single crochet into each stitch around

Make a single crochet into each stitch around for three rounds

*1 single crochet into next stitch, 2 single crochet into the next*. Repeat from * to * around.

Make a single crochet into each stitch around for three rounds.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next two single crochets, then make 2 single crochet into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

Make 1 single crochet into each stitch around for three rounds.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 3 single crochets, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

Make 1 single crochet into each stitch around for three rounds.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 4 stitches, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat form * to * around.

Make 1 single crochet into each stitch around for three rounds.

*Make a single crochet into the next 5 stitches, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. 

Make a single crochet into each stitch around for 6 rounds.

Slip stitch into the first stitch of the previous round. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Ice Cream Scoop

6 single crochet into a magic ring

2 single crochet into each stitch around

*1 single crochet into next stitch, 2 single crochet into the next*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next two single crochets, then make 2 single crochet into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 3 single crochets, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 4 stitches, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat form * to * around.

*Make a single crochet into the next 5 stitches, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

Make 1 single crochet into each stitch around for 10 rounds.

*Make 4 half double crochets into the next stitch, then skip the following stitch, then slip stitch into the next stitch after that*. Repeat from * to * around.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later.

Make another ice cream scoop in the very same way.

Chocolate Sauce:
6 single crochet into a magic ring.

2 single crochet into each stitch around

*1 single crochet into next stitch, 2 single crochet into the next*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next two single crochets, then make 2 single crochet into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 3 single crochets, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 4 stitches, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat form * to * around.

*Make 4 double crochets into the next stitch, skip 1, slip stitch into the following*. Repeat from * to * around. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later.

Whipped Cream:

6 single crochet into a magic ring.

2 single crochet into each stitch around

*1 single crochet into next stitch, 2 single crochet into the next*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next two single crochets, then make 2 single crochet into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 3 single crochets, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next 4 stitches, then make 2 single crochets into the following stitch*. Repeat form * to * around.

* Make 4 single crochets into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Cherry:
6 single crochet into a magic ring.

Make 2 single crochet into each stitch around.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next stitch, then make 2 single crochet into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

Make a single crochet into each stitch around for three rounds.

*Make 1 single crochet into the next stitch, then a decrease into the following*. Repeat from * to * around.

Make a decrease into every stitch around until you have 6 stitches left.

Stuff and sew closed. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing later.


Assembly:

Stuff the cone firmly. Then stuff an ice cream scoop and sew onto the cone. Stuff the other scoop and sew that on top of the other scoop. Next sew the chocolate sauce onto the top of the cone followed by the whipped cream. Then top with a cherry and you are finished.

Hope y'all loved this pattern. It would be perfect as a Christmas gift to a small child. If there are any other patterns you would like to see please let me know.




Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Adult Puff Stitch Beanie

I've had so much interest in my previous post Puff Stitch Toddler Beanie. So many people have asked me to write up an adult version so here it is.



Notes

puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook into your stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook back into that same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook once again into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should now have 7 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. Then chain 1.

front post double crochet (fpdc): Yarn over hook. Insert hook from the front of your work and wrap hook around the entire double crochet. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.


back post double crochet (bpdc): Yarn over hook. Insert hook from the back of your work and wrap hook around the entire double crochet. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops

This pattern was updated on 02/01/17

Adult Size:

Using a 5mm crochet hook and worsted yarn chain 3 and slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle. Make 6 puff stitches into the ring making sure not to chain 2 at the beginning.
Slip stitch into the top of the very first puff stitch you did to close the round.

For the next row make two puff stitches into each chain 1 space around. Join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should now have 12 stitches.

In the next round *make 1 puff stitch in the first chain 1 space then make 2 puff stitches into the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round to close. By now you need to have 18 puff stitches.

For the next round *make a puff stitch into the next 2 chain one spaces, followed by 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around, then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 24 puff stitches now.

For the next increase row, *make 1 puff stitch into the next 3 chain one spaces followed by 2 puffs in the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 30 puff stitches now.

For the next increase row, *make 1 puff stitch into the next 4 chain one spaces followed by 2 puffs in the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 36 puff stitches now.

For the next 10 - 12 rows make 1 puff stitch into each chain 1 space then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round.

Chain 2 and make a double crochet into each puff stitch and chain 1 space around, then join with a slip stitch to close the round.

Chain 2 and *make a front post double crochet (fpdc) into the first stitch, then make a back post double crochet (bpdc) into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Join with a slip stitch to close the round. Repeat this round a further 4 or 5 times depending on how thick you would like the band.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Make yourself a pom pom and sew onto the top of the beanie.

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Puff Stitch Toddler Beanie

Sorry guys and dolls for the long absence. It seems like forever and a minute since my last post. I've barely had the time to pee recently let alone open my laptop up and type out a pattern for you guys! But thankfully everything has quietened down a bit so here I am again with a lovely beanie pattern for you all. I've written this pattern in a toddler size but if you want to make it bigger or smaller just make less/more increase rounds.



Notes

puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook into your stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook back into that same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook once again into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should now have 7 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. Then chain 1.

front post double crochet (fpdc): Yarn over hook. Insert hook from the front of your work and wrap hook around the entire double crochet. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

back post double crochet (bpdc): Yarn over hook. Insert hook from the back of your work and wrap hook around the entire double crochet. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops




 Toddler Size:

Using a 6mm crochet hook and worsted yarn chain 3 and slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle. Make 6 puff stitches into the ring making sure not to chain 2 at the beginning.
Slip stitch into the top of the very first puff stitch you did to close the round.

For the next row make two puff stitches into each chain 1 space around. Join with a slip stitch to the first slip stitch of that round. You should now have 12 stitches.

In the next round *make 1 puff stitch in the first chain 1 space then make 2 puff stitches into the next chain 1 space.* Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round to close. By now you need to have 18 puff stitches.

For the next round *make a puff stitch into the next 2 chain one spaces, followed by 2 puffs into the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around, then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 24 puff stitches now.

For the last increase row, *make 1 puff stitch into the next 3 chain one spaces followed by 2 puffs in the next chain 1 space*. Repeat from * to * around then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round. You should have 30 puff stitches now.

For the next 10 rows make 1 puff stitch into each chain 1 space then join with a slip stitch to the first puff stitch of that round.

Chain 2 and make a double crochet into each puff stitch and chain 1 space around, then join with a slip stitch to close the round.

Chain 2 and *make a front post double crochet (fpdc) into the first stitch, then make a back post double crochet (bpdc) into the following stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Join with a slip stitch to close the round. Repeat this round a further 4 or 5 times depending on how thick you would like the band.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Enjoy xx