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OMG! Heart Ravelry

May 16

Why has Ravelry never gotten its own post on my website!? It’s been an institution online for the Knitting and Crochet community since its inception. And something that is such a given sometimes people forget to mention it! I’d been knitting for years but only found out about it around 2010. I guess I was knitting in my own bubble without many friends who shared my hobby and oblivious to such a thriving community. So perhaps a post like this may help other ninja bubble knitters (and crocheters!).

Ravelry

Great Community
There’s lots of groups and networks for whatever your knitting or crocheting heart desires. Ask questions in the forum, look for pattern help, plug in and make some new friends, share your expertise, or simply post your completed projects for the whole community to see. Trolling the groups is also a great way to get a birds eye view into the knitting and crochet subculture.

Great Tools
There are lots of great tools too like a project tracker, stash manager, needles and hooks manager, you can favorite your favorite projects, place them in a queue, keep track of works in progress, and check out what others have to say about the pattern you’re working on. And the tools don’t suck. All the yarns actually link to the manufacturer, colorway, etc. You can even include when you bought it and the price. They’ve really thought of everything.

For crafters who also sell their handmades online, it’s a great way to maximize your exposure. Kind of like Facebook but for Knitting or Crochet only!

What I Like Best
The really advanced pattern finder. You can search for very specific things from hats for kids in worsted weight yarn only to all free patterns for skirts to only projects using Size I9 hooks or US Size 5 Needles. It’s really handy. For crafters looking for just the right pattern or some inspiration it’s really one of the best pattern finders out there. Simply because it’s crowd sourced!

You can also find lots of helpful pattern insight. For example, if someone or some people have already worked on your pattern and posted it up, you can find it there, check out their comments and errata to see if they’ve stumbled across the same problems you have! There are so many projects and patterns, especially free ones found online, that it’s probably been done by someone on Ravelry! Yup, it’s that great.

The only cons are you must be logged in to see anything. So someone cannot simply link to a page, me on Ravelry, and just see some content. Which I find really restrictive. They should make some pages public or at least partially public like on Facebook! It would at least give people a taste of what they might be signing up for before they sign up. Other than that I hope they never change how well it works or how many great features they offer!

It’s Free!
Ravelry now has 3 million users! So it’s popular and definitely a powerful resource. 3 million knitters and crocheters from all over the world is in itself a cool concept. It’s really a knitter or crocheter’s dream online buddy. For those who are especially organized, it’s got everything you need to satisfy your obsession. Really. If you’re not already on there, check it out. It’s free to join, and you’ll find there’s something on there to suit every fiber need from dabblers to die hards!

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Pattern: Super Simple Crochet Bows

Apr 06

Super Simple Crochet Bows by Adaiha
Super Simple Crochet Bows by Adaiha in different sizesSuper Simple Crochet Bows by Adaiha

Look at these cute little crochet bows by Adaiha. They remind me of Hello Kitty bows! The pattern is easy and comes with really nice detailed photos too.

She provides step-by-step photos, the pattern, and even a downloadable PDF for your convenience. She’s also been working on a “Granny Square A Day” project since 2011! Her page also includes a list of great resources and books for crocheting granny squares.

Original Pattern by Adaiha – [pdf]

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook: US Size H [5.00mm]
Approximate Size: 2.5” X 1.5”

Pattern:
Make a magic ring.

Ch 5, 3 tr in ring, ch 5, sl st in ring, ch 5, 3tr in ring, ch5, sl st in ring.

Cut yarn leaving a tail at least a few inches long. Weave yarn tail through the first ch stitch at the very beginning and fasten off.

Create the center of the bow by wrapping the two ends under and then back over the bow a few times until satisfied. Create a chain of stitches to wrap around the bow if desired. Fasten off and weave in ends. Done!

Note: Leave an extra long yarn tail and do not trim if attaching the bow onto something else.
Variations: Increase or decrease the (tr) stitches to make the bow fatter or skinnier as seen in Photo #2.
e.g. Substitute “3 tr” for “2 tr” or “4 tr”.

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OMG! Cute Overload Crochet

Aug 07

Teri Crews DesignsCheck out these totes adorbs crochet amigurumis!! Love how these cute yet classic amigurumis have so much personality. And not unlike the internet meme site Cute Overload in the cuteness department. *scream* Below are some of my faves. Check out Teri Crews Designs for many more lovable designs to discover like Koala, Giraffe, Sloth, Owl, Fox, Panda, Elephant, and Raccoon not seen here.

These heirloom collectibles also have a uniquely American style that I love to see in amigurumis. The classic teddy is just so perfect! And, yes, the Dachshund pattern does include the Hat and Bow-Tie! Also, the patterns knit up to full teddy bear size (not miniature amigurumis) and range from 7-13″ tall.

All patterns by Teri Crews, $4.95

Where To Buy
Teri Crews Designs http://www.tericrewsdesigns.com/Shop.html
Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/stores/teri-crews-designs
Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/458198
Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoolandWhims

Ps. She gets her safety eyes from the same etsy shop I do! http://www.6060.etsy.com/
Pps. Teri Crews also shares the same exact name (although slightly different spelling) as one of my fave actors, Terry Crews, of The Expendables and Everybody Hates Chris fame. Funny!

BONUS!
Teri is giving away some free patterns, Cute Little Ghost and Sweet Little Pup! Here’s a great way to try out a couple!

Cute LIttle Ghost by Teri Crews Sweet Little Pup by Teri Crews

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Dog Sweaters!

Jul 20

Here are a bunch of free dog sweater patterns I found while trolling Ravelry for some, well, free dog sweater patterns! I’ve been looking to try some for awhile but still haven’t gotten around to it. I have not tried any of the below yet but will in the near future hopefully!

Top Down Dog Sweater by Traveling Tree Designs by Jessika Lane
Top Down Dog Sweater by Jessika Lane

Hoodie Dog Coat by Bernat
Hoodie Dog Coat by Bernat

Chug Puppy Sweater by Susanne Namdar
Chug Puppy Sweater by Susanne Namdar

Shelter Me Cabled Dog Sweater by Heidi Haywood
Shelter Me Cabled Dog Sweater by Heidi Haywood $5

Norwegian Pattern Dog Coat by DROPS
Norwegian Pattern Dog Coat by DROPS Design

Buster by Berroco
Buster by Berroco Design

Ahimsa Cabled Dog Sweater by Jenna Greer
Ahimsa Cabled Dog Sweater by Jenna Greer $5

Sparky's Scrap Blanket by Lane Drogato
Sparky’s Scrap Blanket by Lane Drogato

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Grandmother’s Pattern Book

Jun 02

OMG! Heart this website, Grandmother’s Pattern Book! It’s kind of a weird looking site but it’s chock full of mostly free Crochet and Knit Patterns from across the web. Lots of vintage and unusual patterns. From amigurumis to accessories to apparel. Frogs and Toads to Skorts and Skirts! It links out to many great pattern websites too so it’s a good way to discover new sites! Here are some highlights below.

Patio Pants Set Crochet Pants Set
Patio Pants Set and Eyelet Pants Set

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Pattern: Crochet Butterflies

May 14

OMG! Heart these crochet butterflies!!! The full patterns are free from MyPicot.com. They also have a whole page of lovely crochet flowers!

Crochet Butterfly 7003 Crochet Butterfly 7002 Crochet Butterfly 7005 Crochet Butterfly 7006 Crochet Butterfly 7001 Crochet Butterfly 7004

Via http://www.mypicot.com/beta/crochet_patterns_butterflies.html

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Good Ol’ Granny Squares

Apr 25

I saw this crochet bag on the street the other day. (On a homeless bum…) I loved it! It was made with the simple Granny Square method of Crocheting. So I’ve been working on trying to re-create it myself. In the process I crocheted up a bunch of granny square swatches while designing.

Granny Square - Rectangle

The quintessential granny square has a bad rap! But it is still today a very handy (and ingenious) way of crocheting. It is the most basic of crochet blocks and is unique to Crochet! Like most crochet blocks the entire “block” is crocheted in the round, uses very basic stitches, and has 4 corners! That’s it. From there on out it can be customized in so many ways. And even morphed into new motifs like wagon wheels, starbursts, even triangle and octagon shapes etc. You can make anything from a dress to a bag to a whole afghan by stitching together some well-planned blocks! The possibilities for granny squares are endless. It’s a building block of sorts for modular crocheting that is so easy to pick up and fun to get creative with. It’s great for beginners too!

This page also includes patterns for Granny Rectangles as seen above! Not as popular but it’s actually what I was looking for. Being able to create a rectangle can be invaluable and gives the Granny Square Method extra flexibility in what you can create.

*Do all dcs or hdcs into chain spaces
*All yarn is Medium Worsted Weight – Red Heart Super Saver

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Traditional Granny Square - In Half Double CrochetGranny Square Traditional (in hdcs) Hook I9 5.50mm
Chain 4. Join into ring with a sl st into first ch.

2ch, 2hdc into ring, {2ch, 3hdc into ring} * 3, 2ch, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 2ch.

3ch, 3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc, {1ch, 3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} * 2, 3hdc, 2ch, 2hdc, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 3ch.

2ch, 2hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch} * 3,
3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc, 1ch, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 2ch.

3ch, 3hdc, {1ch, 3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc} * 3,
1ch, 3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 2hdc, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 3ch.

2ch, 2hdc, 1ch, 3hdc,
{1ch, 3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc} * 3,
1ch, 3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 2ch.

Break yarn. Pull through last loop. Weave in ends.

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Granny Square - Rectangle in Half Double CrochetGranny Rectangle I (in hdcs) Hook I9 5.50mm
Chain 6. Join into ring with a sl st into first ch.

2ch, 2hdc into ring,
1ch, {3hdc into ring, 2ch} * 2, 3hdc into ring,
1ch, {3hdc into ring, 2ch} * 2, sl st to join in 2nd ch of 2ch.

3ch, 3hdc,
1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc},
1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc},
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc},
1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 2hdc}, sl st into 2nd ch of first 3ch.

2ch, 2hdc,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 2ch.

3ch, 3hdc,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, 3hdc, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch, 2hdc, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 2ch.

2ch, 2hdc,
{1ch, 3hdc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
{1ch, 3hdc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
{1ch, 3hdc in ch space} * 4, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
{1ch, 3hdc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3hdc, 2ch, 3hdc} in 2ch space,
1ch 3hdc 1ch, sl st to join in 2nd ch of first 2ch.

Break yarn. Pull through last loop. Weave in ends.

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Granny Square - Rectangle in Double CrochetGranny Rectangle II (in dcs) Hook I9 5.50mm
Chain 6. Join into ring with a sl st into first ch.

3ch, 2dc into ring,
1ch, {3dc into ring, 2ch} * 2, 3dc into ring,
1ch, {3dc into ring, 2ch} * 2, sl st to join in 3rd ch of 3ch.

4ch, 3dc,
1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 2dc}, sl st into 3rd ch of first 4ch.

3ch, 2dc,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, sl st to join in 3rd ch of first 3ch.

4ch, 3dc,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc},
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 2dc, sl st to join in 3rd ch of first 4ch.

3ch, 2dc,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 4, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch 3dc 1ch, sl st to join in 3rd ch of first 3ch.

Break yarn. Pull through last loop. Weave in ends.

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Granny Square - Rectangle in Half Double Crochet and Hook H8 [5.00mm]Granny Rectangle III (in dcs) Hook H8 5.0mm
Chain 6. Join into ring with a sl st into first ch.

3ch, 2dc into ring,
1ch, {3dc into ring, 2ch} * 2, 3dc into ring,
1ch, {3dc into ring, 2ch} * 2, sl st to join in 3rd ch of 3ch.

4ch, 3dc,
1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 2dc}, sl st into 3rd ch of first 4ch.

3ch, 2dc,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, sl st to join in 3rd ch of first 3ch.

4ch, 3dc,
1ch, 3dc, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc},
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch, 2dc, sl st to join in 3rd ch of first 4ch.

3ch, 2dc,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 4, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 3, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch 3dc 1ch, sl st to join in 3rd ch of first 3ch.

4ch, 3dc,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 2, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 4, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 5, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
{1ch, 3dc in ch space} * 4, 1ch, {3dc, 3ch, 3dc} in 3ch space,
1ch 3dc 1ch, 2dc, sl st to join in 3rd ch of first 4ch.

Break yarn. Pull through last loop. Weave in ends.

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Notes:
Granny Squares and Granny RectanglesAll patterns are crocheted in the round. The Granny Rectangles above are patterns I created. I’m sure there’s many out there but these are my versions.

My Traditional Granny Square pattern is a variation of the standard Granny Square pattern which is also available for free anywhere. I was looking to create a tighter looking texture for a stiffer granny square with smaller holes.

Design Your Own Granny Square! The traditional Granny Square method is quite simple. Everything is Crocheted in the Round. All you have to remember is this:

{1ch, 3dc} all the way around. Dc into Chain Spaces until you get to a Corner. And Corner (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) the Corners! That’s basically it. Replace the DC’s accordingly like I did with HDC’s (Half Double Crochets) or TR’s (Treble Crochets) or whatever you like!

The only critical thing is in the first round (when setting up the first set of corners). That dictates the shape of your piece. Once you set that, it’s smooth sailing from there on out.

Color Changes. The simplest way to customize your own Granny Square is to change colors! Try changing colors in every round. Or every 2 rounds etc. I weave in yarn tails as I go. It’s easy to just carry over the yarn where you break it by holding it against your work as you crochet. It saves some end weaving later on!

Google “granny square patterns” or “crochet blocks” to get a deluge of free patterns and examples!

Sample Swatch of Boho Tote
Sample Swatch for Crochet Tote in Granny Squares (coming soon)!

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Pattern: Baby Hat

Jan 10

Crochet Baby Hat

Baby Hat - Working on the crown Baby Hat - Almost done Baby Hat - Underside Baby Hat - View from top

Materials:
1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Aran Fleck #4313
96% acrylic/4% other fibers, Worsted Weight, 260 yards, $3.99
Stitch Marker

Crochet Hook: Size I-9 [5.75mm]

Measurements:
I sent this off before taking measurements but it measures
about 6 inches across from brim to brim.

Skill Level: Easy Beginner

Pattern:
Begin: Chain 2, slip st to join
Round 1: Sc 3
Round 2: Sc 4
Round 3: Inc in every st, sl st to join
Round 4: [Sc, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 5: [Sc, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 6: [Sc 2, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 7: [Sc 3, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 8: [Sc 4, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 9: [Sc 5, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 10: [Sc 6, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 11: [Sc 7, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 12: [Sc 8, inc] repeat [ ... ] until end of round
Round 13 – 27: Sc until end of round

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Notes:
I made this white tweed baby hat to go with the Baby Cardigan I made for my friend’s new baby! Quick and simple hat that is cute and versatile. Probably 2-3 hours total time to finish. The hat can be rolled down to fit a bigger sized head as baby grows. A bonus is it’s entirely machine washable and dryable. So baby can go nuts with the playing and mom doesn’t have to worry about anything getting ruined!

This hat is crocheted from the crown on down to the brim. So it’s very easy to customize the height of your hat. Just try it on as you go!

I wanted to add some pompoms to to the top and some earflaps but did not have time. I also wanted to add an applique duckling or heart in felt but did not have time.

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Pattern: Baby Cardigan

Dec 20

Baby Jacket and Hat

I made this little play jacket for my good friend Shahina’s baby who lives in Denmark. Yay! Something to keep baby warm in the cold Danish winter. I again needed a quick and easy pattern so here’s what I came up with. It’s a pattern from Caron Yarns that I adapted. It took me about 5-6 hours including sewing on the button and weaving in ends. A bonus is it’s completely machine washable and dryable. It’s durable and easy to keep clean. So baby can go nuts with the playing while still looking good. :) And not have to worry about ruining anything! Here is the Baby Hat pattern.

Working on the Yoke Completed yoke Working on the Body Armholes - Getting ready to crochet the sleeves Baby Jacket with sleeves completed

Materials:
1 Ball Red Heart Soft Yarn, 100% Acrylic, Worsted Weight, Wine #4608, 256 yards, $4.69
1 Button + Embroidery Floss + Tapestry Needle (optional)
Stitch Markers

Crochet Hook: Size H8 [5.00mm]

Measurements:
Collar: 6 inches across
Yoke: 11 inches across (including top of shoulders)
Body: 6.5 inches Long, 12 inches Wide
Sleeves: 5 inches Long, 4.25 inches Wide
Collar to Hem: 9.5 inches Long

Special Stitches:
DC: Double Crochet
Eyelet Stitch: [chain 1, skip 1, dc]

Skill Level: Beginner

Pattern:
Yoke:
Begin with the yoke.
Loosely chain 61


Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook (counts as dc), dc in next 8 sts, 5 dc in next st, place marker in center st, dc in next 7 sts, 5 dc in next st, pm in center st, dc in next 21 sts, 5 dc in next st, pm in center st, dc in next 7 sts, 5 dc in next chain, pm in center st, dc in last 10 sts, turn. Total 75 stitches.

Row 2: Working in back loop only. Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, *[ Eyelet Stitch 5 times, 5 dc in next (marked) st, dc ]*, repeat *[ ... ]* once, Eyelet Stitch 12 times, 5 dc in next st, dc, repeat *[ ... ]* once, Eyelet Stitch 5 times, dc in last st; turn. Total 91 stitches.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 13 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 29 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in last 14 sts; turn. Total 107 stitches.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, Eyelet Stitch 7 times; 5 dc in next st, dc; Eyelet Stitch 9 times; 5 dc in next st, dc; Eyelet Stitch 16 times; 5 dc in next st, dc; Eyelet Stitch 9 times; 5 dc in next st, dc; Eyelet Stitch 7 times, dc in last st; turn. Total 123 stitches.

Row 5: Ch 3, *[ dc in each st across to marked st; 5 dc in marked st ]*, repeat *[ ... ]* 4 times, dc in each st until end; turn. Total 139 stitches.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next st, *[ Eyelet Stitch until marked st, dc in next st, 5 dc in marked st ]*, repeat *[ ... ]* 4 times, Eyelet Stitch to last st, dc in last st; turn. Total 155 stitches.

Body:
Row 1: Working in back loop only. Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 21 sts; skip 33 sts; dc in next 45sts; skip 33 sts; dc in last 22 sts; turn. Total 89 stitches.
Row 2-10: Ch 3, dc until end of round; turn.
Row 11: Ch 3, dc, Eyelet Stitch until 2 sts left, dc in last 2 sts. turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, dc until end of round; Fasten off.

Sleeves:
Join yarn through the first and last skipped stitches to join armhole.
Row 1: Working in back loop only. Ch 3, dc until end of around, slip st in top of beginning ch-3 to join;
Row 2-7: Ch 3, dc until end of around, slip st in top of beginning ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

Finish:
Sew button on to top corner of collar. No need to crochet a button loop on the opposite side. Use eyelet hole in opposite side as a button loop hole.

Weave in ends.

Notes:
I made a few modifications to the original pattern. It made it a one skein sweater and a very quick crochet! I added a few rows to the body to make it longer and an eyelet row at the bottom of the sweater. I also did not do any edging or finishing to the sweater. The edges are raw.

Buttons! – I save all my buttons from my clothing. Many times jackets, sweaters etc will come with an extra button sewn in. I save those for future projects since I never end up using them to replace missing or broken buttons!

If you do not like the button, try a crochet flower instead so there is no hardware on the piece. Or try 2 pompoms – either create a tie at the collar with pompoms for tassels or connect 2 pompoms to a long crochet chain and weave through the first row of eyelets in the collar. This is extra versatile since you can then use the pompoms as a cinch tie giving you an adjustable collar.

Applique – Personalize it with a simple shape like heart or a duckling! And simply stitch on with embroidery floss and a tapestry needle. I wanted to do this but did not have time. Perhaps next time!

For additional sizes, see Caron Yarns original pattern. The original pattern is a hoodie jacket. It also comes with a baby hat pattern.

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Fall/Winter Crochet Patterns 2011

Dec 13

Whirlwind WrapWhirlwind Wrap
I like the Bullion Stitch featured in this pattern.
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Renaissance TunicRenaissance Tunic
Love the chest detail. Remove the edging detail at the hem and it becomes less hokie. More updated.
[pdf]

One Skein ShawlOne Skein Shawl
This shawl is made with Caron One Pound. So yes it’s one skein but each skein is also 812 yards!
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Peruvian HatPeruvian Hat
Nice basic pattern for hat with ear flaps.
[pdf]

Striped PonchoStriped Poncho
I like ponchos as baby presents because they can grow with them. The cinch at the collar helps too.
[pdf]

Double Stitch BeltDouble Stitch Belt
I like the stitch pattern in this belt. For men!
[pdf]

Candy Cable BlanketCandy Cable Blanket
Cute quickie baby blanket perfect for a bassinet or stroller!
[pdf]

Bargello ThrowBargello Throw
Love the stitch in this blanket. Caron has a nice close-up detail on their website.
[pdf]

Hooded Toddler JacketHooded Toddler Jacket
Classic and cute.
[pdf]

Eco Baby JacketEco Baby Jacket and Hat
Dressy baby set. Perhaps for a Sunday outing.
[pdf]

Flopsy HatFlopsy Hat
Makes a cute sun/play hat.
[pdf]

Rainbow SweaterRainbow Sweater
The rainbow-shaped detail is unique and playful.
[pdf]

Baby HoodieBaby Hoodie
Sporty baby set for play.
[pdf]

Mitered SweaterMitered Sweater
Easy baby sweater pattern.
[pdf]

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