Thursday, July 2, 2015

Toddler Cloche Summer Hat







Two of the most popular patterns in my Etsy shop are the patterns for the cloche summer hats shown below. These two hats are size 3-5 years old. 



A lot of people have written to me asking about a similar hat pattern but for a smaller size. And finally here it is! 

I made it with the same yarn (Grace by Patons) in my favorite color combination - light green and pink. The finished hat measures about 18.5 inches in circumference and 7 inches in hight (including the brim), and should fit a girl 1-2 years old.

The pattern is very detailed. It includes the pattern for the flower and the instructions on how to shape and starch the hat.  


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Simple Baby Beanie with Scalloped Edging, Free Crochet Pattern


It was my mom who taught me to crochet when I was a little girl. As a child it was one of my favorite pastimes. I made crocheted clothes for all of my dolls and teddy bears.

The hat bellow is similar to the ones I made for my dolls long time ago. It is made using double crochets and is super easy.





This pattern is my original design and it cannot be redistributed. However, you have the permission to sell finished items made from this pattern.

Size: 0-3 months

Measurements: about 14 inches in circumference and 5 inches in height

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:
US Hook size G/6 (4.25 MM) 

Bernat Softee Baby yarn, about 70 yards

Gauge: first 3 rounds = 3.75 inches in diameter

Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

dc double crochet

* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.

Ch 5, join in ring with sl st.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same beginning space, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: same as Round 2. (48 dc)

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc around. (48 dc)

Rounds 5-10: repeat Round 4.

Round 11: *ch 3, 2 dc in same space, skip next 2 dc, sl st in next dc* around.

Fasten off.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Recent Projects

Hello blog world friends,

Today I want to show off my recent crochet projects.

All the patterns are available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!













Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wish Upon a Star Doily, Free Vintage Pattern




Today I want to share a vintage doily pattern from Doilies Book No. 201, The Spool Cotton Company, 1943.

For the doily shown, I used 1.25 mm steel hook and size ten crochet thread. My doily came out 12.5 inches in diameter (across).





Starting at center, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 1, 20 sc in ring – Sl st in 1st sc made.

2nd rnd: Ch 6 (to count as dc and ch-3), * skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-3 with sl st to 3rd st of starting chain.

3rd rnd: Sl st in sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, 5 dc in each sp around. Join.

4th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, * ch 1, dc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch-1. Join.

5th, 6th and 7th rnds: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, * dc in each dc to last dc of group, 2 dc in last dc of group, ch 1,2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

8th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, * ch 3, sc in sp between dc-groups, ch 3, skip 1 dc, dc in next 9 dc. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-3 with sl st to 3rd st of starting chain.

9th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, * (ch 3, sc in next loop) twice; ch 3, skip 1 dc, dc in next 7 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

10th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, * (ch 3, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 3, skip 1 dc, dc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

11th rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * (ch 3, sc in next loop) 4 times; ch 3, skip 1 dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

12th rnd: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch, ch 1, sc in loop, * ch 4, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

13th, 14th and 15th rnds: Sl st to center of loop and make ch-4 loops for 13th rnd; ch-5 loops for 14th rnd and ch-6 for 15th rnd.

16th rnd: Sl st in loop, ch 3, 4 dc in same loop, * ch 6, 2 sc in next loop, 3 sc in each of next 2 loops, 2 sc in next loop, ch 6, 5 dc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

17th rnd: Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 6, skip 1 sc, sc in next 8 sc, ch 6, dc in next 2 dc, in next dc make dc, ch 4 and dc; dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with dc in each of 3 sl sts, ch 4, sl st in top st of starting chain.

18th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 6, skip 1 sc, sc in next 6 sc, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sc in next loop, ch 4, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

19th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 6, skip 1 sc. sc in next 4 sc, ch 6, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sc in next loop, ch 5. sc in next loop, ch 4, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

20th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 6, skip 1 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 6, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sc in next loop, 15 dc in ch-5 loop, sc in next loop, ch 4, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

21st rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 2, skip 1 sc, d tr in next sc. ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next sc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join.

22nd rnd: Sl st in next 2 dc, the following ch-2 and the d tr, ch 3, 2 dc in same d tr, * ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook (p made), 2 dc in ch-1 sp. (p, dc in next 2 dc) 9 times; p, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, p, 3 dc in d tr, p. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off.