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The Bubble Knit Beanie

Three beanie hat patterns in less than a week! Hmmm I think I'm addicted to fall/winter fashion accessories. If you haven't check out the other two beanie patterns I posted so far this week please check out my Lara Knit Beanie and my Animal Print Beanie
So what do we have today you may be asking? Well my dear friends this beanie hat has definitely found a snug place in my heart. I am absolutely and positively in love with this little creation of mine. I call it the Bubble Knit Beanie..

The "bubble" texture of this hat feels amazing. Knit with super chunky yarn this little dream is like a bubble of squishiness!
Materials needed:
7 mm circular needle Super Bulky yarn Stitch marker Yarn needle.
knit5b ( knit 5 below): Slip the next stitch off the left needle and drop it down 4 rows . (There Will be 4 strands of yarn above the stitch.) Put right needle into the front of the free stitch and UNDER the 4 loose strands. Knit from this position, catching the loose strands…

Knit Animal Print Beanie Hat

Ok, my knit beanie obsession continues! I just can't stop. Two patterns in three days! Wow I'm on a roll. So, the other day I was in my local Aldi and discovered a bunch of super chunky yarn in an array of color so naturally I couldn't resist. To be honest I think I bought the lot! The second I came home I wanted to knit and design another beanie hat and so I got thinking. ANIMAL PRINT! Why not create a super chunky beanie with super cool animal print, and here it is.

Here's what you need:
Super Bulky yarn 7 mm circular needle (16") or double pointed needles. Tapestry needle Stitch marker.

Start of with your contrasting color (CC). In this case I've used dark blue. Cast on 50 stitches. Begin with knit 1, purl 1 ribbing. Continue in this pattern until you have 9 rows completed.
From now on we will be working the main part of the hat (the animal print. You can work off the chart below or simply read the instructions. If reading off the chart remember to begin at…

The Lara Knit Beanie

I've recently taken up knitting again and I'm completely obsessed! Long before crochet came into my life I remember being about nine years old learning knitting in primary school. Back then the nuns ruled most schools while "regular" teachers were few and far between. I remember I absolutely hated knitting! Basics such as casting on was an unbearable task altogether. Nothing about the craft stuck to me whatsoever. I suppose having a stiff lipped ogre of a nun luring over your shoulder shouting, "it's like pulling teeth trying to teach you". Oh the memories! Fast forward a few years and while in the comfort of my own home I self taught within a day. But somehow over the years I discovered crochet and dropped knitting. I had forgotten how much I love knitting. I love the textures of all the different stitches, something crocheting just doesn't live up to. Anyways, I'm rambling on quite a bit now. Fall has definitely arrived here in Ireland and I r…

Flower Crop Top

I designed this crop top for the gal who is not afraid of a little bit of risk! Yes it is "slightly" revealing, but hey if ya got the balls, why not?!

I used a Dk (light worsted or weight 3) cotton yarn. I'm nearly sure I used Sirdar. I also used a size 4mm crochet hook.

To make the cups:

Make 12 double crochets into a magic ring. Slip stitch into the first double crochet you made.

Chain 5, skip 1st chain and single crochet into the remaining 4 chains. Slip stitch into the next stitch. Repeat all the way around. and close with a slip stitch to the last stitch. You should end up with 12 petals.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Attach your yarn to the top of any petal with a slip stitch. Make 2 single crochets at the very top of the petal.

*Chain 3 and move onto the next petal. Make 2 single crochets on the top of this petal.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. When you have finished with your last petal make a chain 3 and then slip stitch into the very first single crochet…

Sunburst Festival Top

Sunburst granny square are by far my favourite. I love the design, the endless colour combinations, and the simplicity of these little squares. You all know my love for designing crop tops, so why not combine my two loves together! The final outcome was this colourful sunburst festival lace up crop top (hmm that was a mouthful!)
The yarn I used was quite fine. I found it at my local Soestrene Grene store and each 50g ball was less than 2 Euros!!! I would say its a weight 2 yarn (fingering) and the hook I used was a size 3mm.
puff stitch: *yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, draw up a loop* three times. You will end up with                      7 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 1 to close.
cluster stitch: *yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2                                loops* 4 times. You will end up with 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pill through                          all loops on ho…

The Sophia Crop Top

Hi everyone! Boy it's been forever since my last post, and for that I feel really bad. But today I have this beautiful crop top for you all to make. I named it the "Sophia" after my daughter, beautiful and elegant.

So, for this crop top I used a 5mm crochet hook and a weight 4 yarn.


Picot = chain 3, then slip stitch into the bottom chain (the first chain you made)

The cups:

Start by making a chain of 10.

Single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook and continue down the chain in single crochet until you reach the 2nd last chain. Make 3 single crochets in the last chain.

Turn your piece upside down so you are working on the opposite side of the chain. Single crochet to the end. Turn.

Chain 1 and single crochet until you reach the middle stitch of the 3 single crochets you made in the previous row. In this stitch make 3 more single crochets. Continue down the side of your piece making 1 single crochet into each stitch.

Repeat the last row until the cup is big enoug…

Retro Off The Shoulder Crop Top

My love for off shoulder crop tops is growing day by day. There are just so many ways to make them. So what do you all think about incorporating the granny stitch into one? I love this idea! There are endless colour combinations you could stitch together, the thoughts of it is literally making me salivate at the mouth!
Looking at the picture below any novice crochet lover might think making this top will be a challenge but really it isn't. It's quite a repetitive pattern, and no crazy out of this world stitches are needed for the making!

Right let's get the show on the road! For this project I used a 4mm crochet hook and a DK yarn also known as light worsted or 8 ply or a weight 3 yarn. When I first made this top I used a regular worsted/aran yarn but it came out slightly heavy for my liking.
The instructions here will fit a small to medium size.
If you want to customise this top to your own body shape just chain multiples of 3 plus 2. Make sure that when you are fini…

Summer Hippie Headband

Hey guys and dolls! Today I have a super easy pattern for you all to follow along with. Easily customisable to fit a baby, toddler, child or an adult. It's even perfect for the beginner crochet lover.

So, all you need for this little treasure is a 4mm crochet hook and scraps of worsted yarn. 
Chain 4. Then make 2 double crochets into the 3rd chain from the hook. Chain 2, then make 3 double crochets into the last stitch. Turn.
Chain 2, then make 3 double crochets into the chain 2 space in the previous row. Chain 2, then make another 3 double crochets into the same chain 2 space. Turn.
Repeat this last row until you have made the headband long enough to wrap around your head.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew the two ends together.

Enjoy xx

Off The Shoulder Crop Top

Hey guys and dolls! Today I'm so excited to be sharing this amazing off the shoulder crop top pattern with you all. These guys are trending like crazy at the moment but so far I've not seen any patterns for them....until now!!

Ok so let's get into it. For this top I used a 4mm crochet hook and a cotton worsted weight yarn (size 4). The instructions provided in this pattern will fit a size small to medium. To make bigger just increase your foundation chain by 4-5 stitches.
Begin by chaining 103. (If you are beginning your chain with a different number make sure it's an odd number)
1st row: Double crochet into the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet to the end of the row. Turn. Ch 3.
2nd row: Double crochet into each stitch to end. Turn. Ch 3.
3rd - 13th row: Continue each row by making a double crochet into each stitch across like previous rows.
14th row: Ch 5, skip 2 stitches, then double crochet into the next. *(Ch2, skip 2, double crochet into next to end)*. Repeat f…

Simple Summer Halter Top

Hey guys and dolls! Sorry it has been an eternity since my last post but family life has once again got in the way. My boyfriend's dad has not been too well and on top of that we recently moved house. But I'm back again and I've lots and lots to share with you guys over the next few weeks.
 The weather here in |Ireland has been relentless it's literally beyond a joke at this stage! If I'm not mistaken I think it has rained every single day for the last two weeks. I WANT SUMMER NOW!!! So with that I've decided that my next few patterns will be summer related (YEAH!!), and to kick things off I have this super easy halter top.

I used a 5mm crochet hook and worsted yarn. If you are from the UK I would suggest using an aran weight or a slightly chunky yarn.
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For small/medium size I made a chain of 57. If you want it slightly bigger increase your chain by 4 stitches.
After you have made a chain of 57, hdc into the 3rd chain f…

Messy Bun Beanie

Can you believe that 2017 has arrived? It's actually frightening how quick the years are flying by. It has come to a point where I'm thinking I shouldn't blink from now on! But seriously guys and dolls, I want to wish you all a very happy new year and I hope 2017 brings you all nothing but happiness.
Okay as you have noticed by the title of this pattern, I have jumped onto the messy bun beanie bandwagon. How amazing are these beanies! My hair is constantly tied up but when I want to wear a beanie there's always a big lump on the top of my head where my hair has bunched underneath. So having beanie with a hole on the top makes perfect sense, right?!

To make this messy bun beanie you will need a worsted weight yarn or an aran weight yarn will also work. I used a 6mm crochet hook to make an adult sized hat but I have found that by using a 5mm hook will make a hat fit for a small child.
Start by making a chain of 22. Slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle.
Chain 3…