Sunday, December 14, 2014

Beaded Fingerless Gloves

Beaded Fingerless Gloves
size 9 US dpns or cable needles
gauge 4 stitches by 6 rows per 1 inch
68 yards of worsted weight yarn
20 pearl colored beads with large enough hole to fit double strand of yarn through ( snugly )
small crochet hook to place beads on yarn I used 5US/1.90mm
2 stitch markers

k = knit
knit = knit all stitches of that round
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
kf/b = knit the front loop like normal, then knit the back loop of the same stitch making a one stitch increase
purl = purl all stitches of that round
yo = yarn over the needle creating new stitch
( )x = repeat instructions inside of brackets as many times as the number after the x indicates

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Quick crochet hat

Using Red Heart Super saver ( worsted weight ) in dark blue and a size K us hook...

 ( this pattern can be made using any size hook and corresponding sized yard by just adjusting  increase rows to fit size needed, it also works well with the half double crochet stitch for a thicker hat )

chain ( ch ) 4 join with a slip stitch to from a ring, chain 2, double crochet ( dc ) until the ring is full ( not bunched up though ) in this one I did 13

join each round with a slip stitch and start the next with a ch 2 ( counts as your first dc )

the second round dc into the same space as your starting chain 2 ( counts as your first increase ),  dc twice into each stitch

third round increase in the same manner as last round, dc 2,  increase the next stitch, dc 2 repeat your increase followed by 2 dc's to the end of round

fourth round do the same as the last round with 3 dc's in between increases ( if any extra rounds are needed just add another dc in between increases for each round )

I found this to be big enough to fit ( most ) adults without adding any more increase rounds using the larger need size

from here I just dc in every stitch for each round... this one I did 7 more rounds of dc's... stop when you get to the size you want.. add a few extra rounds to made one that can fold up along the brim

Added note... if after any given round you find you just need the hat a bit bigger .. try just adding a few increases evenly across the round..  depending on size needed I've found that either 4 or 6 more stitches work nicely

Super thick and easy fingerless gloves ( crochet )

I wanted a pair of supper thick fuzzy fingerless gloves to wear over thin gloves ( or alone )... the quicker the better... these only take a few minutes to make and are very warm, because they only cover the hand they are still easy to move in even though they are so thick... by adding or removing the number of dc's for the thumb gusset and rows before and after they are easy to adjust size...
I used two colors of Yarn Bee's Luscious ( bulky weight ) and one of Redheart's super savers ( worsted weight) I didn't count yardage but it didn't take much...

Medium ladies size

Make 2

Size N US hook ( didn't bother with gauge, adjust hook as needed )

using 3 strains of yarn through out ( 2 of bulky, one of worsted weight )

chain 16, join with a slip stitch

chain 2, double crochet 15, join with a slip stitch into top of chain 2

chain 2, double crochet 15, join with a slip stitch into top of chain 2

chain 2,  double crochet 4 times into the base of the chain 2 just made ( thumb gusset ), double crochet 15, join with a slip stitch into top of chain 2

chain 1, skip the 5 thumb gusset stitches, join in the next stitch with a slip stitch, chain 2, double crochet 14, decrease in next stitch with stitch over thumb gusset

chain 2, double crochet 15, join with slip stitch, fasten off, weave in ends.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

One button Cowl

I didn't count the yardage with this pattern.. I just grabbed two balls of yarn one bulky, one worsted weight.. the closest needles and started knitting... I wanted something mindless to work on.. come out with this very easy quick cowl...

Size 15 US needles
gauge is not essential for this project 
( made with bulky and worsted weight yarns held together )

One button ( about 1 and 1/2 inches in size )

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
k3tog = knit 3 stitches together
yo = yarn over needle

Cast on 15 stitches, using both yarns held together through out the pattern
knit all stitches until you reach 24 inches or the length to go around your neck

start decreases for button loop

1 ) k2tog,  k11,  k2tog
2 ) k2tog,  k9,  k2tog
3 ) k2tog,  k7,  k2tog
4 ) k2tog,  k5,  k2tog
5 - 15 ) knit
16 ) k2tog,  k3,  k2tog
17 ) k2,  k2tog,  k1
18 ) k2tog,  yo,  k2tog
19 ) k3
20 ) k3
21 ) k3tog
bind off weave in ends, sew on button using photo for placement