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October 14, 2018

Insta Witch Hat -free crochet pattern-


Yes, I know, I know.... I haven't been posting here much as of the past year! Honestly, I just haven't had the time, or the time to even crochet (gasp!) I am working full time as an assistant market manager for a well known paint company, and.... for myself- always the entrepreneur- as owner, maker, mixer, marketer, manager, shipper, et etc etc for my nail polish company, Atlantic Elixir. I am going to shamelessly plug my own business here... these photos for the Insta Witch Hat were taken for my nail polish biz (that's why you see so many hands!) by the same name, Insta Witch Nail Polish.  

Getting back to crochet now, I really did enjoy making this hat! I am going to also wear it on Halloween :) I wanted to size it all out for smaller sizes, but alas... life gets in the way and I know I'm not going to have time.  Time (sigh) I wish I had more of it. 

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Designed by Farrah Hodgson

Materials: 
  • 1 ball worsted weight yarn (size 4) approximately 300 yds. (I apologize, I bought this yarn last year and can't remember what brand it was!... it's a color changing yarn like Caron Cakes, but it wasn't Caron Cakes!)
  • Crochet Hook Size 5.0mm
  • Yarn Needle to sew in ends
Size: This pattern is for an adult head, but can be easily adjusted.

THE PATTERN---

-This pattern begins at the very top tip of the witch hat, and works its way down to the brim-

Ch2, 4sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join, do not turn.
Rnd 1: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next st) twice. (6hsc) 

-from now on, you are working in continuous rounds, do NOT join, do NOT turn, use a stitch marker if you must!-

Rnd 2: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts) twice. (8hdc)
Rnd 3: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts) twice. (10hdc)
Rnd 4: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4sts) twice. (12hdc)
Rnd 5: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5sts) twice. (14hdc)
Rnd 6: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 6sts) twice. (16hdc)
Rnd 7: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7sts) twice. (18hdc)
Rnd 8: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 8sts) twice. (20hdc)

Rnd 9: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 9 sts) twice (22hdc)
Rnd 10: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts) twice (24hdc)
Rnd 11: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts) twice (26hdc)
Rnd 12: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts) twice (28hdc)
Rnd 13: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts) twice (30hdc)

Rnd 14: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts) twice (32hdc)
Rnd 15: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 15 sts) twice (34hdc)
Rnd 16: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 16 sts) twice (36hdc)
Rnd 17: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 17 sts) twice (38hdc)
Rnd 18: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 18 sts) twice (40hdc)

Rnd 19: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts) twice (42hdc)
Rnd 20: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 20 sts) twice (44hdc)
Rnd 21: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 21 sts) twice (46hdc)
Rnd 22: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 22 sts) twice (48hdc)
Rnd 23: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 23 sts) twice (50hdc)

Rnd 24: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 24 sts) twice (52hdc)
Rnd 25: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 25 sts) twice (54hdc)
Rnd 26: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 26 sts) twice (56hdc)
Rnd 27: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 27 sts) twice (58hdc)
Rnd 28: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 28 sts) twice (60hdc)

Rnd 29: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 29 sts) twice (62hdc)
Rnd 30: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 30 sts) twice (64hdc)
Rnd 31: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 31 sts) twice (66hdc)
Rnd 32: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 32 sts) twice (68hdc)
Rnd 33: (2hdc in next st, hdc in next 33 sts) twice (70hdc)

Rnds 34-46: hdc in next 70 sts.

Rnd 47: -working in back loops only- sc in next 70 sts.

Rnd 48: -working in the unworked front sts back in Rnd 46- (sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times. (80sc)

BRIM----

Rnd 49: (hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (90hdc)
Rnd 50: (hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (100hdc)
Rnd 51: (hdc in next 9 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (110hdc)
Rnd 52: (hdc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (120hdc)
Rnd 53: (hdc in next 11 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (130hdc)
Rnd 54: (hdc in next 12 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (140hdc)
Rnd 55: (hdc in next 13 sts, 2hdc in next st) 10 times. (150hdc)

Rnd 56: sc in next 150 sts.
Rnd 57: -working in opposite direction- work 150 reverse sc (crab st), sl st in 1st st. Fasten off. Sew in ends!

THE END----

March 18, 2018

Circle Bracelet - free crochet pattern-

Circle Bracelet

Designed by Taahla's Crafts

Materials: 
  • Fine wire (tarnish resistant) – 28 gauge wire.
  • Crochet hook – 10 mm hook.
  • End clasps – which ever design you like
  • Beads – 3 beads that are 8-10 mm and end beads
  • Wire pliers– to get the center beads as tight as possible this is extremely recommended
  • Scissors – to cut the wire of course (it’s very fine so normal scissors will work)

November 13, 2017

Holiday Deer -free crochet pattern-


Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Well, I bet you are now, check out these adorable rag doll style crochet deer amigurumi!  These cuties make a great companion with the rest of your festive d├ęcor and nothing is better than a traditional hand-made novelty. The designer includes excellent written instructions along with photos to help you along the way.

Designed By: Spin a Yarn Crochet

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials:
  • 3.5mm hook
  • Bernat Super Value in Mushroom for main body colour
  • Loops & Threads Impeccable in Soft Taupe for contrasting colour and ears;
  • Bernat Premium in Chocolate Tweed for hooves;
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry for sweater;
  • Red Heart Super Saver in White for sweater;
  • Patons Canadiana in Oatmeal for muzzle, antlers and spots;
  • Black Crochet Thread for eyelashes and mouth;
  • 20x15mm Safety Nose or black yarn/thread;
  • 12mm Safety Eyes;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle
Size: approx. 36cm/14″ from top to bottom


September 21, 2017

The Dwell Sweater -free crochet pattern-

Creatively constructed from a simple rectangle, this flattering chunky crochet sweater comes together easily with zero shaping, increasing or decreasing. Free pattern from Make & Do Crew featuring Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal yarn.

Doesn't this sweater look nice and cozy?!  Cocoon sweaters are all the rage this season, and this crochet beauty wraps the design up nicely. I love the fact that the designer has included cuffs for the arms and I absolutely love the pockets! The pattern uses easy post stitches and chunky yarn so this sweater works up fairly quickly. The design also includes a fantastic description and instructions on making your very own!

Designed By: Jess/Make and Do Crew

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal (Weight: 5/ bulky – 124 yds, 4 oz) –Smoke (149) – 7 (9, 10) skeins
  • Tapestry needle
  • Size N (10 mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch markers or safety pins
Sizes: S/M; L/XL; 2XL/3XL


September 9, 2017

Chevron Knit Look Hat -Free Crochet Pattern-


Ah, 'tis the season to start thinking about cooler temperatures!  With a slight chill in the air, comes the wonderful world of crochet hats. This cool hat caught my eye due to it's colors and style. The classic knit work sock colors give this hat a traditional vibe, and the chevron stripe gives this hat a new twist on the accent colored stripe.  And not to forget that this hat looks knitted, but is definitely crochet instead! If you don't know how, or have never heard of the wst (waistcoat) stitch, now is the time to try something new. There are several tutorials out there to show you how, and it's easy! This is a Ravelry download.

Designed By: Kelsey Daughtry

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • Big Twist Sincerely (4 medium weight yarn) ; Light Gray, White, and Red 
  • Hook -H 5.00 mm -I 5.50 mm
Size: Adult


September 4, 2017

Corner 2 Corner Unicorn Pillow - Free Crochet Pattern


Well... this adorable crochet pillow caught my attention right away!  My daughter is obsessed with unicorns and I'm sure that this is something that she will want me to make for her, so I can't show her yet because she will never leave me alone until I make it!  I love how this pattern works from corner to corner and the color changes are easy enough. The hair swirl embellishments make the pillow extra special!  

Designed By: Katerina Cohee

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • Size H hook 
  • 18” x 18” Pillow Insert
  • Your choice of Worsted Weight yarn
Size: Approx.: 19” x 19”


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