Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

I am so excited to present you with my latest Weekly Post Series!!!

CROCHET LIVING… MY JOURNEY OF CROCHET DECOR

Recently I have moved into a new Condo and have had so much fun decorating!!  I thought it would be really fun to show you my new home and how I decorate with my crochet!!  It is a work in progress and you will get to join me in my fun!

Each week I will post a picture of an area in my new home that I have either decorated with previous crochet projects and talk about where the crochet project came from, what pattern was used and how you too can use your handmade crochet projects in your home!…  Also, I will share  Free Patterns that I will be making to decorate my home with, you will be able to make it right along with me! These projects will be CAL’s, finished or new free patterns or taking a finished project and turning it into a whole new home decor item!!! I hope to inspire you and show you what you can do with the most popular fiber arts craft in America ~ Crochet!


THE BEDROOM

Let’s start in my Master Bedroom… It is fairly a blank slate, no pictures yet on the walls… And not much color!  I am doing the room in white shades and teal shades.. On the nightstand you can see a teal doily I made a couple of years back…

This is a free pattern by Denise Owes and it is called Summer Splendor!

To kick off this new, fun journey… I have decided to make a super simple, chunky, colorful afghan!  This weekend when I was doing a little shopping therapy, I found my self in Michael’s!  Their Loops & Threads ~ Country Loom Yarn was on sale and exactly what I was looking for… I chose the color ~ Clear Skies!

This fabulous yarn is a #6, Super Bulky Acrylic Yarn, and a N Hook is recommended.  Each Skein is 104 yards.

I purchased 12 skeins for a total of just over 1200 yards.

Next week, I will post a finished picture of the afghan and the Free Crochet Pattern… Along with some other decorations adorning the room!


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Tune in weekly for more beautiful crochet, decorating ideas and inspiration!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


Wintertide Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Wintertide Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Wintertide Beanie

If you love this Wintertide Beanie… Save it to your Ravelry Favorites… Click Here!!


To celebrate the last day of Winter… Here is a brand new free crochet pattern~Wintertide Beanie!  If you loved the Wintertide Headband… This beanie is just as easy!! I hope you love this just as much!!

Materials:

Yarn~125 Yards Worsted Weight Yarn ~ I used Red Heart Super Saver in Jade for this project

Hooks~ J & K

Yarn Needle

Decorative Button

Stitches:

Ch –  Chain     St – Stitch     Sk – Skip     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Bl – Back Loop      Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet

Instructions: 

With K Hook ~

Chain 60, join with sl to form ring. Be very careful not to twist chain.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 60 sc

Round 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), bldc in each st around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 60 dc

Round 3: Ch 1, blsc in each st around, join with sl st in beginning sc. = 60 sc

Round 4-17: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Finish off leaving a long tail to draw top of beanie together.

Using yarn needle, weave tail in and out of every other stitch in top of beanie. Draw tight and secure

Brim:

Using J hook

With right side facing, join yarn with sl st to bottom edge of beanie.

Rounds 1-5:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 60 sc

Round 6:  Ch 1, rev sc around, join with sl st to beginning.

Finish off and weave in ends

Tab:

*Even rows are the right side

Using J hook, ch 5

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 4 sc

Rows 2- 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each across. = 4 sc

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in last st. = 2 sc & ch 2

Row 14:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, 2 sc in ch2 space, 3sc in last st, 12 sc evenly down side of rows, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, 12 sc evenly up side of rows, 2 sc in top corner st, join with sl st to 1st st of row 14. =40 sc

Finish off

Attach button on wrong side of tab at the opposite end of the button-hole(ch 2 sp).

Gathering hat and placement of the tab ~ From the inside of the hat, push button to the right side of  beanie between 2 dc in round 8, bring the button-hole end around the brim of the beanie and button the tab closed.

You can make the hat less or more gathered by placing the button in any dc round.

Congratulations, you have finished your Wintertide Beanie!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

Snowy Mountain Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern

Snowy Mountain Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern

Snowy Mountain Beanie

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If you love this pattern… Add it to your Ravelry queue…Click Here!!


I had so much fun designing this Snowy Mountain Beanie!!  I was inspired by my Rainbow Dash Blanket Pattern and using one skein of Caron Cakes in “Cake Pop”, I was able to make 3 hats in the same colors, but different color striping… I loved this so much and if you have followed me long… You know how much I love self striping yarn!!

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Materials:

Yarn:  120 yards worsted weight yarn, shown here in Caron Cakes “Cake Pop”.  Ones 383 yd skein will make all three hats!!  What a bargain!!

Hook:  J

Size:

Brim 19″ unstreached, Crown 21″ unstreatched, Top to bottom 9″ unstreatched. If making large circumferences, you may want to up your hook size.

Gauge:

2″ x 2″ swatch = 6 double crochet x 3 rows – Make a 4″ x 4″ swatch and then measure the middle 2″ x 2″ to get a good gauge. A small swatch won’t give a good test.

Don’t forget the gauge is important for the fit of the hat!

Stitches:

Sp – Space     St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Sk St – Skip Stitch   Trc – Triple Crochet     Bl – Back Loop

FPTrc – Front Post Triple Crochet~ Yarn over 2 times, insert hook around designated post starting in the front, go around the back of the stitch and around to the front of the other side of the stitch, draw up a loop. Pull through 2 loops 3 times.

*TIPS*  Make sure you make your starting chain even and not tight.  This will result in the brim being to small.  Also when working on the brim rounds 1-5, you will want to make sure you do not crochet snug stitches.

**If you have trouble with the starting chain and first 2 rows being to tight to fit around your head, go up another size hook for these rounds only after checking gauge

**Please check your gauge before starting

 


Instructions:

Ch 49

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. Join to beginning sc with sl st, be very careful not to twist the work when joining. =48 sc

Now you will be working in the round and this will be the right side facing

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =48 dc

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same sp, Fptrc around the next dc in previous round, *sc in next st, fptrc around next st*, repeat *to*, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 sc & 24 fptrc *tip-the st where you fptrc will appear to have a sk st in the top of the round due the going around the st… make sure your so’s go in the next st or you will end up with too many sts.

Round 4: Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 48 dc

Round 5:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, fptrc around the next st 2 rounds below(see photo), *sc in next st, fptrc around the next st 2 rounds below*, repeat *to* around. join with st st to beginning sc. = 24 sc & 24 fptrc

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Round 6:  Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 48 dc

Rounds 7-10:  Repeat rounds 5 & 6

Round 11: Ch 1, *sc in st, fptrc around  the next st 2 rounds below, sk st, fptrc around the next st 2 rounds below*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 fptrc & 12 sc.

Round 12:  Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 dc

Round 13:  Ch 1, *sc in st, fptrc around next st 2 rounds below 2 times*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 fptrc & 12 sc

Round 14:  Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =36 dc

Round 15:  Ch 1, * sc in st, fptrc around next 2 fptrc’s 2 rounds below(decrease made)*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 fptrc & 12 sc

Round 16: Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 24 dc

Round 17:  Ch 1, *sc in st, fptrc around next 2 fptrc’s 2 rounds below(decrease made)*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =6 fptrc & 6 sc

Round 18:  Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc

Round 19:  Ch 1, *sc in st, sk st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 sc

Finish off leaving tail for drawing top together

With tail sew top together and finish off.

BRIM

Join yarn to any st in beginning ch with right side facing.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to beginning sc.  =48sc *make sure to sc loosely so hat is not tight.

Round 2-5:  Ch 1, sc in bl of each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 48 sc

Finish off and weave in ends…..

Congratulations… You now have a Snowy Mountain Beanie!!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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