Sunday, August 19, 2012

Scarflette Button Wrap

©CarmenBee August 2012

Ch: Chain
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Blo: Back Loop Only

1 skein category 4 worsted weight yarn/ 170 yards (156 m)
K hook
Button – approximately 1.25’’ in diameter
Large blunt eye needle

Finished Measurements: (approx)
32’’ long
5’’ wide

pattern is forgiving and can be used with different yarn weights (category 4 or 5). It will differ in size just slights, so have fun experimenting with all types of weights!

Row 1: Ch 105, (115 for a larger version) hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across. (103 hdc)
Rows 2-12: Ch 2, turn. Hdc through blo of first hdc and in each hdc across. (103 hdc)
Note: Ch 2 is turning chain and does not count as hdc.
Finish off, weave in ends.

Attaching Button:
(Make a closure with one button, or try two for an alternate look)
Cut a 24’’ piece of yarn and thread needle to sew button on to scarf.
Lay finished piece on flat surface and secure button. Measure approximately 12 inches from left side and secure button near the top. About 1.5 inches from top.

Sew through button holes and on to scarf a few times, leaving tails on bottom side of piece. Remove needle and knot tails of yarn to secure. Weave in ends.

Try the scarf on to ensure correct fit. No button hole is needed, just push button through stitches to fasten.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

College/Pro Sports Team Baby Hat

H Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn
Letter of favorite college or pro team.

-Hdc in same spot as joining throughout pattern
-Sl st in top of st to join
-Increase or decrease base rows (1-6) for larger or smaller size.

3-6 Months


Row 1: 8 hdc in magic loop. Join with sl st in top of first hdc
Row 2: Ch1, 2 hdc in first hdc and in each hdc around (16 hdc)
Row 3:
Ch1, 2 hdc in first hdc, *1 hdc in nxt hdc, 2 hdc in nxt hdc* repeat around (24 hdc)
Row 4:
Ch1, 2 hdc in first hdc, *1 hdc in the nxt 2 hdc, 2 hdc in nxt hdc* repeat around (32 hdc)
Row 5:
Ch1, 2 hdc in first hdc, *1 hdc in the nxt 3 hdc, 2 hdc in nxt hdc* repeat around (40 hdc)
Row 6:
Ch1, 2 hdc in first hdc, *1 hdc in the nxt 4 hdc, 2 hdc in nxt hdc* repeat around (47 hdc)
Rows 7-16:
Ch1, hdc in first hdc and in each around (47 hdc)

Row 11: Change to contrasting color and hdc in each st around. Change back to main color.

Finish off, weave in ends, and sew on letter to front of hat.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Mily Cowl

My newest pattern is up at etsy and available for purchase. It's a very easy beginner pattern and can be adapted if you choose a different yarn than the pattern calls for.
It also includes pattern for matching headband.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Harry Potter House Scarves

Ask the sorting hat what house you're in...


(depending on if you’re following the book or movie)

A- Yellow
B- Black


I am not an expert on tunisian crochet, so here are some excellent resources for the tunisian knit stitch. (also shows basic return row)

L Hook

Solid Section:
With A, Ch 14. Working in the tunisian crochet knit stitch (tks), insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, and complete the forward row. Complete a basic return row.
Continue in this pattern with A until section measures 6.5 inches long finishing with a forward row.

Color Changing Section:
Pick up B and complete return row.
Row 1 Forward: Pull up stitches to the left.
Row 1 Return: Yarn over to the right.
Row 2 Forward: Pull up stitches to the left.
Row 2 Return: Yarn over to the right.
Row 3 Forward: Pull up stitches to the left.
Row 3 Return: Drop B and pick up A

Repeat Color changing section with A and then again with B

Change to A and repeat solid section (measures 6.5 inches)

Repeat color changing section again.

Continue in this pattern until you have the desired scarf length of your choice!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Crafts

I'm trying my hand at pacifier holders. I know there are a few tutorials out there, anyone have a good one? I couldn't get past the concept that I HAD to use a snap setter. A good old fashion hammer worked just fine for me. What do you recommend for the clothing clasp part?
If you're interested in a tutorial, let me know and I'll try to whip this one up.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby Cocoon Tutorial

Lately, I have been benefiting from many fabulous crafty tutorials. I figured I'd give back and share my crochet baby cocoon tutorial. These cocoons/pea pods, whatever you call it are very popular photography props for new born photographers, and a great shower gift for funky moms who want a unique photo of their newborn.
My talented friend Kristen captured this photo of her baby Junah in one of my cocoons.

K Hook
Homespun - Earth

The cocoon is worked in one long oval, starting with a chain. The rounds are worked continuously, without joining. You increase (3dc in one st) one at each end as you work around the piece. You increase in the middle increase dc stitch of the previous row. You can mark the middle stitch or just look for it when you get to that point. You can also just do the increase at any point on the end. Homespun is very forgiving :)

  • Ch 24 (Just over 10 inches)
  • Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain to end.
  • Dc 3 additional dc in the last chain. (you may want to mark the middle stitch, this is where you will increase again)
  • Continue down the other side of the chain, and dc in the opposite side of the chain in each stitch.
  • When you reach the end, 3 dc in the space of the turning chain, (if you choose, mark this st) and continue down the opposite side again, dc in each dc.
  • When you reach the 3 dc increase, 3 dc increase in the middle stitch of previous row, a
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    nd continue to dc down the side.
  • Continue in this pattern until you have about three rows of increases, or until the piece measures almost 14 inches long. (without pulling) Now, continue to dc around, not increasing at the ends. Continue to dc around, for approximately 6 more rows or until piece measures 6.5 inches high.
  • With a little tighter tension, sc one row around the top. Sc decrease 2 together, two times in this row. Make the decreases one on each side equally spaced from the ends. Join with sl st in top of sc. Knot to fasten off and weave in ends.

For you visual learners, here's a graph, with the increases indicated in red:

Following this size, it fit an average size newborn. You want the baby to be kinda tucked up inside and it's cute when little toes or fingers poke through. I'd be happy to answer any questions :)

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*Note: This item is meant only for a photography prop, babies are not meant to be left unattended in cocoon, nor is it to be used for any other purpose.

This pattern is intended for your personal use. This is my personal pattern, permission is not given to sell the pattern, or the items you make. Please credit my blog in re-posting this pattern. Thank you and enjoy!