Thursday, May 21, 2015

Basketweave Baby Hat, Free Crochet Pattern
















This pattern is written using US crochet terminology.

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: 3-6 months

Measurements: about 16 inches in circumference and 5.5 inches in height

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

US Hook size G/6 (4.25 MM)

Light worsted yarn, about 70 yards

For the hat shown above I used Bernat Softee Baby


Gauge: first 4 rounds = 3.5 inches in diameter


Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

sc single crochet

dc double crochet

FPdc: front post double crochet

BPdc: back post double crochet

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



Ch 4, 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 space, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same space, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (36 dc)

Round 4: same as Round 3. (54 dc)

Round 5: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), FPdc around ch-3 of previous round, FPdc around each of next 2 dc, BPdc around each of next 3 dc, *FPdc around each of next 3 dc, BPdc around each of next 3 dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (27 FPdc, 27 BPdc)

Round 6: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch),*FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, BPdc around each of next 3 BPdc* around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (27 FPdc, 27 BPdc)

Round 7: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch),*BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, FPdc around each of next 3 BPdc* around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (27 BPdc, 27 FPdc)

Round 8: ch 3 (doesn’t count as a stitch), *BPdc around each of next 3 BPdc, FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc* around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (27 BPdc, 27 FPdc)

Round 9: ch 3 (doesn’t count as a stitch), *FPdc around each of next 3 BPdc, BPdc around each of next 3 FPdc* around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (27 FPdc, 27 BPdc)

Round 10: ch 3 (doesn’t count as a stitch), *FPdc around each of next 3 FPdc, BPdc around each of next 3BFPdc* around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (27 FPdc, 27 BPdc)

Round 11: same as Round 7.

Round 12: same as Round 8.

Round 13: same as Round 9.

Round 14: same as Round 10.

Round 15: ch 1, sc in each FPdc and each BPdc around. (54 sc)

Round 16: ch 1, sc in each sc around. (54 sc)

Fasten off.



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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Crossed Double Crochets Baby Blanket Free Pattern


This blanket was made by my mom using the crossed double crochet stitch. You can see a detailed tutorial for this stitch here

The blanket has a rectangular shape, and my mom crocheted along the longer side. She made a few stripes of different color as she was somewhat short on the white yarn. You can make this blanket in a solid color or with stripes of any color you like. 


My mom started with ch 139.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, go back and make dc in skipped ch prior to 1st dc, *skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch, go back and make dc in ch skipped* across, dc in last ch.



Row 2:  ch 3, turn; *skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, go back and make dc in skipped dc* across, dc in top of turning ch.

Repeat Row 2.


For the trim, my mom used single crochets along the shorter side and double crochets along the long side, then reverse single crochets all the way around the perimeter of the blanket.  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Crossed Double Crochets Stitch Tutorial



Here is a fun, easy, and quick to make crochet stitch. It was my mom who showed it to me. 

Moreover, she's made a beautiful baby blanket using this stitch. I will share it in my next post. 

But today, with tons of pictures I will show you how to make this stitch. The best part is that only one row needs to be repeated!


The stitch is a multiple of 3, plus 1

To make the swatch shown in this post, I started with ch 37.



Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch,



go back and make dc in skipped ch prior to 1st dc,



just like this,



*skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch, 



 go back and make dc in ch skipped*, 


repeat the instructions between the asterisks across,


dc in last ch.



Row 2: ch 3, turn;


*skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 

 go back and make dc in skipped dc*,





 repeat the instructions between the asterisks across,



dc in top of turning ch.




Repeat Row 2.




That's it! 



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Monday, May 4, 2015

Baby Blanket, Baby Dresses


Hello bloging friends,

It's been another unexpected break from bloging for me, but now I'm back.

Later this week, I will post a tutorial for a pretty and easy crochet stitch (I just finished editing the photos). But today I have a few inspiring things to share.

The first one is a Diamond Stitch Baby Blanket made by Jessa Mae. I absolutely love how her blanket turned out. The yarn was a perfect choice; the stripes really add another dimension to the pattern. I think it looks even better than my original blanket in solid color. By the way, the free pattern is available here.

Thank you Jessa Mae for sharing your work and permitting me to share it with other crafters.



Now just look at these photos! Doesn't your heart melt? Mine does!

What an adorable little girl! Her name is Jemimah, and she is the daughter of my bloging friend Sarah, who writes blog Lilacs and Springtime. Jemimah is modeling baby dresses that I've made in the past and gifted Sarah last year.

The dress in this photo was designed by another bloging friend  Sarah from Sarahsweethearts



And these two dresses were my own design. Both patterns are available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops. 



God bless little Jemimah and thank you Sarah for sharing the photos.