Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tulips Aplenty Dress

I can not tell you how happy I am that spring is on the way. We will get more chances to go outside and play, and we won't have to deal with those bulky coats. I am adding another old pattern to the blog this week.

This sweet little dress is also from the Crochetvolution archives. I have very slowly been bringing those patterns over to the blog so they can be found in one place. The pictures I have of Little One in this dress make me wonder where all the time as gone. She is not so little any more.

This is a longer pattern but it comes together quickly. Celebrate spring with me by trying out this little big pattern.



Tulips Aplenty Dress

 Size: 6 month, 12-18 months, 2-3T


Finished Measurements:
Chest: 16 [18, 20] inches
Waist: 18 [20, 22] inches
Length: 15 [16, 17] inches

Materials:
  • Caron Simply Soft [100 % Acrylic; 6oz/170g per 315 yd/288m skein]; Pistachio 1-2 skeins, sunshine yellow 1 skein
  • G/6 (4.25mm size) hook
  • 2 – 1 ½ in buttons
  • Sewing needle and thread
Gauge: 4 sts/4 rows = 1″ in sc in back loops only

Note: Work in back loops only in odd numbered rounds and rows



Round 1: Ch 92 (102,  112), being careful not to twist, slip st into first ch. 1 sc in each ch across, sl st into first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc; {(sc, ch 9, sc, ch 10, sc, ch 9, sc in next sc); sc in next 8 sc} Repeat around to last 6 sc, sc in last 3 sc, sl st into beginning sc.  10 (11, 12) flowers started.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc {(holding the chain loops in front of your work, skip next sc, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up another loop, yo and pull through all three loops (sc2tog just made) skip next sc, sc in next 8 sc} Repeat to last flower. Skip next sc, sc2tog in next two sc, skip next sc, sc in last 5 sc, sl st into beg st.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st, in beg st. 92 (102, 112) st.

Round 5:Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc,{ (inserting hook through first chain loop of row 2  as you work) sc in next sc, skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc,( insert hook through third loop of row 2 as you work) sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc} repeat 8 times, ,{ (inserting hook through first chain loop of row 2  as you work) sc in next sc, skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc,( insert hook through third loop of row 2 as you work) sc in last sc, sl st in beginning sc.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, sl st in beginning sc. 92 (102, 112) st.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, change color keeping first color under your work, (including the chain loop) 6 dc in next sc, change color, keeping second color under your work,{sc in next 8sc, change color, ( including the chain loop) 6 dc in next sc} repeat 9 (10,11) times. Sc in last 3 sc, sl st into beg sc.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, { sk 6 dc, sc in next 8 sc} repeat 8 (9,10) times, sk 6 dc, sc in last 3 sc, sl st in beginning sc

Round 9-16 (9-18, 9-20): Repeat Round 6. 82, (92, 102) stitches

Round 17 (19, 21): Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc2tog,{ sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog} repeat around, sc in last 6 sc, sl st in first sc. 73, (83, 93) stitches

Round 18-37(20-39, 22-41): Repeat Row 6

For smallest size:
Round 38:  Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, {( sc, ch 9, sc, ch 10, sc, ch 9, sc) in next sc, sc in next 6 sc } repeat 3 times, sc in last 19 sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 39: Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, {(holding the chain loops in front of your work, skip next sc, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up another loop, yo and pull through all three loops (sc2tog just made) skip next sc, sc in next 6 sc)} repeat 3 more times, sc in last 19 sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 40: Ch 1, sc in next 17 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, {(inserting hook through first chain loop of round 38 as you work) skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc, (inserting hook through third chain loop of round 38 as you work)} repeat 3 more times, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog in next two sc, sc in last 17 sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 41: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc.

Round 42: Ch 1, sc in next 16 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc, {sc in next 6 sc, change color, including center loop of round 38, 6 dc in next sc, change color}, repeat 3 more times, sc in next sc, sc2tog in next sc, sc in last 16 sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 43: Ch 1, sc in each sc, skipping all dcs, sl st in first sc, finish off. 64 sc.

Row 44: Starting from where you finished off, sk 16 sc, join with sc in 17th sc, and sc in next 31 sc.

Row 45: Ch 1 turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 30 sc, sl st in last sc,

Row 46: Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 28 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 47: Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 26 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 48: Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 24 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 49: Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 22 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 50- 55: Ch 1 turn, sc in each st across.

Row 56: Ch 1 turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next 10 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc.

Row 57: Ch 1 turn, sc in each sc and 3 sc in each 3 ch sp. Finish off.

Straps

Row 1: starting where you finished off in round 42, sk 6 sc, join with sc, and sc in next 5 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, sc in next 6 sc.
 Keep repeating till you have your desired length. Finish off. Sew button on to this.


Row 1: Using the end of Rnd 43 as your guide, sk 6 sc, join with sc, and sc in next 5 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sc.
Keep repeating till you have your desired length. Finish off. Sew button on to this.
  For the larger sizes:

Round 40(42):  Ch 1, sc in first 27 (32) sc, {( sc, ch 9, sc, ch 10, sc, ch 9, sc) in next sc, sc in next 6 sc }repeat 4 times, sc in last 21 (26) sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 41 (43): Ch 1, sc in next 27 sc, { (holding the chain loops in front of your work, skip next sc, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook into next sc, yo and draw up another loop, yo and pull through all three loops (sc2tog just made) skip next sc, sc in next 6 sc)} repeat  4 more times, sc in last 21 (26) sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 42 (44): Ch 1, sc in next 25 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, {(inserting hook through first chain loop of round 40 (42)  as you work) skip center chain loop, sc in next 5 sc, (inserting hook through third chain loop of round 38  as you work)} repeat 4 more times, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog in next two sc, sc in last 25 sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 43 (45): Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc.

Round 44 (46): Ch 1, sc in next 24 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sc, {sc in next 6 sc, change color, including center loop of round 40 (42), 6 dc in next sc, change color}, repeat 4 more times, sc in next sc, sc2tog in next sc, sc in last 24  sc, sl st in first sc.

Round 45 (47): Ch 1, sc in each sc, skipping all dcs, sl st in first sc, finish off. 74 (84) sc.

Row 46 (48): Starting from where you finished off, sk 19 (24) sc, join with sc in 22nd  sc, and sc in next 38 sc.

Row 47 (49): Ch 1 turn, sk 1 sc, sc in next 36 sc, sl st in last sc,

Row 48 (50): Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 34 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 49 (51): Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 32 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 50 (52): Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 30 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 51 (53): Ch 1 turn, sk sl st and 1 sc, sc in next 28 sc, sl st in last sc.

Row 52 (54) - 59(62): Ch 1 turn, sc in each st across.

Row 60 (63): Ch 1 turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next 14 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc.

Row 61 (64): Ch 1 turn, sc in each sc and 3 sc in each 3 ch sp. Finish off.

Straps repeat smaller size for larger sizes. 

Finish Off and Weave in all ends. Block where it is needed. 



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dragon Slayer Scarf


 


 This Pattern was originally posted on Crochetvolution which is no longer operational. I will be moving the patterns over to my blog so you can continue to use the free patterns
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate

With my move to a colder climate draws nearer I have started a collection of scarves, and just warmer things in general. I wanted a scarf that was thick and cozy, but had a lacey look to it at the same time. This pattern is what resulted. The things that I love about this scarf are that you determine the length of the scarf in the first row, and that it is worked horizontally not vertically. The other thing that I like is that it is only three rows, so it is really easy to work up. 

SIZE
One size
Model size is 6 in by 60 in.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

MATERIALS
Lion Brand:  Homespun yarn 1 skein
Bulky 5

Hook: K/ 10.5 (6.5mm)



GAUGE
Not really necessary for this pattern.

NOTES
            To complete the scarf you will make rows 1- 3, then you will turn the scarf over and repeat rows 2 and 3.
Special stitches:
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in st just made.

Pattern
Row 1: Ch 9, join with sl st in 1st ch to make a loop, ch 3, make 8 dc in loop, *ch 9, sl st into last dc made, ch 2, sl st in loop with last dc (the first loop), turn so that string ends up in front of work, 9 dc in new loop* continue repeating *to* till you have your desired length and your end loops are facing opposite directions.

Row 2: Ch 5(counts as first dc and ch 2), turn, [dc in next dc, ch 2] five times, dc in next dc, sc in ch loop, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, dc om next dc, sc in ch loop,* repeat *to*  till the end of the row sl into first dc of row one.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in sc,* [sc in next dc, picot, sc in next ch space] 6 times, sc in next dc, and sc in next sc*, repeat *to * till end of the row. Finish Off.

Turn scarf over and repeat rows 2 and 3 on the other side of the loops. Finish off and weave in all ends.  



Monday, March 30, 2015

Zig Zag Baby Blanket.


I have not been updating very regularly lately. That is because I have been keeping a secret from you. I am expecting my second baby soon; like in 5 weeks. I feel like I have been struck with pregnancy brain double hard this time. I have been designing, but when it comes to writing the pattern out it is like I have a major brain freeze. I have a few drafts on my computer, but they just stare at me with sad eyes saying, "People do want to see what you are doing." One of these days I will get back to the program.

For this baby I thought it would be fun to knit for it since I crocheted a lot of things for my daughter. I started with a hat. It turned out okay. Then I made a dress, that ended up being way to small, I'm being told that this baby is measuring in the 80th percentile so I don't have high hopes of it fitting. I also made some leggings, they turned out great. When I get a picture of her wearing them I will post it.

Lastly I made a blanket. (I still have 5 weeks. I'm sure I will think of other things to make.)

I used a stitch pattern that I found on Purl Bee. The Rick Rack Scarf. I made 4 inch squares with the stitch pattern. I used a German twisted cast on, and cast on 25 stitches for 22 rows. For the cast off I used a stretchy cast off.

For the border of the blanket I really wanting to knit on a mitered edge, but I could just not figure out how to do it. So I compromised; went with what I knew and used crochet.  The stitch is a Tunisian Purl stitch and I chained 12. I made short rows for the corners to make the mitered corners. I finished off the edge with a reverse single crochet.

Some of you will comment, "but all the weaving of the loose ends." I know, I know it is horrible. I hate them too. This time though it was not that bad. I kept the ends really long and I wove them in using a yarn needle. Also it turns out my daughter really likes weaving in the ends. I think she did about half of them for me. So you can always hire your kids out to do the unpleasant parts.

I hope this brings you inspiration to create something that is completely different from the original.