Weekend WIP’s and Free Crochet Pattern Review!!! What’s on your hook?? Let’s Chat….

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Saturday night and time to crochet!!!!  Last night I started a whirlwind of crocheting… I have a charity donation coming up to send off some hats to… So I thought it was time to get “Hookin“!!  I looked over some of the Free Crochet Patterns I hosted over on my Facebook daily segment “Would you wear it, Would you make it?? Tell me what you think…”  I found 3 patterns that I really wanted to try!!!

I made 4 great hats in the last 24 hours… 3 of them from that segment!!!  So here we go… A Saturday Night Free Crochet Pattern Review!!

The first hat is from my great friend Kathy Lashley from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs…  This is her Inspired by Taylor Beret/Tam Hat Pattern…  It was the easiest to make of the three patterns.  Her directions are clear and simple,,, And she uses very basic crochet stitches to make this cute hat! I was able to crochet this hat while watching a movie and not look at the pattern to many times… voila… easy!~ If you like Beret Style Hats… This one is for you!!  Click here for the Free Crochet Pattern!~

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Inspired by Taylor Beret/Tam by ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs

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The second hat was the most interesting to make…  It is the Mariposas Beanie by “e” Lee over at the Crochet Lounge…  This was a fun Bright Purple Hat!  The reason I say “The most interesting to make” was due to the stitches and the crochet terminology she used…  She goes out of her way to have a full description of every stitch used and explains it perfectly!  She uses the standing DC, Foundation SC, Chainless Start DC and much more!  If you havent used these stitches before… This pattern was well written with tutorials on these stitches and it will boost your skills to the next level!!  To get this Free Crochet Pattern Click Here!

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Mariposas Beanie by “e” Lee at The Crochet Lounge

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The third hat is the hat that falls into “My Style”… This definitely is a hat I would wear and I think I may be making another one to keep!  The pattern is written in Italian… But also has a graph and English directions! I am not clear if they wrote this pattern or translated it from another site…  The pattern is made of basic stitches and was very easy for an intermediate crocheter!  The only problem I ran into was… They left out the directions for rows 11-14… It was simple for me to figure out by looking at the hat that we were just going to repeat the 9 & 10 two more times and then continue to the directions for rows 15-20… The nice thing about this hat was… It turned out exactly like the picture and I love it!!  If you want to make this hat don’t shy away because of the multi language  directions… The English version is typed in red and easy to see… and if you remember to repeat rows 9 & 10 for the missing directions you will have no problem if you are a beginner!  Click Here for the Free Crochet Pattern!

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SCHEME WITH FANS HAT by PBI… 

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The fourth and final hat was not from a pattern… I had some cool yarn I wanted to make a simple beanie with.. I added a Twisted Stitch row around the center… It was easy and fun to make and my daughter loved this yarn and wants me to make her something out of it!!

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Simple Beanie,,, no pattern…

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I hope you enjoyed this Free Pattern Review!!  Let me know what you are working on this weekend!!  Let’s Chat…

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Elena

Amazing Grace Snoodie… Free Crochet Pattern!!!!

Amazing Grace Snoodie… Free Crochet Pattern!!!!

Amazing Grace Snoodie

Cowl/Hoodie

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Amazing Grace Snoodie is the Fourth design in my Amazing Grace Series.  These Free Patterns are dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness  and in memory of my Dearest Friend Sandra Kay Gilb.  Also available are the Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl,   Amazing Grace Hat and The Amazing Grace Headband… I hope you enjoy these patterns and have an opportunity to “Pay It Forward” by donating one of you projects to help someone who is suffering or recovering from Breast Cancer.

Amazing Grace Snoodie

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Free Crochet Snoodie Pattern

Click Here to add this fun pattern to your Ravelry queue and favorites!!


Materials:

450 Yards Worsted Weight Yarn -Yarn pictured is Cascade Yarns, Pacific Color Wave color 313

I Hook

Yarn Needle

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Gauge:        Double Crochet   2″x 2″ = 6 Double Crochet x 3 Rows.

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Stitches:     Ch – Chain     St – Stitch     Sk – Skip    Sl St – Slip Stitch      Sc- Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Rev Sc-Reverse Single Crochet     TRC- Triple Crochet

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Instructions:

COWL

*You will be working in the round.

Ch 90, Join to 1st Ch to form Ring… Being very careful not to twist the chain.  (See Photo)

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Row 1:     Ch 1, Sc in same as joining and each St around, Sl St to 1st Sc to join. = 90 Sc

Row 2:      Ch 1, Sc in same as joining St, Ch 2 , Sc again in the joining St, *Sk 2 Sts, (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) all in next St*, Repeat Around, Sl St to 1st Sc to Join.  = 30 Ch 2 Spaces

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Row 3:     Sl St in 1st Ch 2 Space, Ch 3 (counts as Dc now and throughout), 2 Dc in same Ch 2 space, *3 Dc in Next Ch 2 Space(Shell made)* Repeat around. Sl St to top of Ch 3 Sp to join. = 30 Shells

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Row 4:     Sl St in top of 2nd Dc of Shell(Middle St of Shell) , (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in same st, * Sk 2, (Sc, Ch2, Sc) in next St* Repeat Around. Join with Sl St to 1st Sc. = 30 Ch 2 Spaces

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Rows 5-19:   Repeat Rows 3 & 4 – 7 times and then Repeat Row 3 one more time.

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Row 20:     Ch 1, Sc in same as joining and each St around, Join with Sl St to 1st Sc = 90 Sc.

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Row 21:     Ch 1 Rev Sc around. Join to being St and finish off.

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Cowl Bottom Edging

Join yarn to bottom edge (beginning chain) using Sl St.  Ch 1, Sc in same St, Sk 2 Sts, * 5 TRC in Next St(shell made), Sk 2, Sc in next St, Sk 2 Sts* Repeat around, Sl St to 1st Sc. = 15 TRC Shells

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HOOD

Ch 84

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Row 1:     Sc in  2nd St from hook and in each St across. = 83 Sc. Turn

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Row 2:     Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, Sk 1 St, *(Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St, Sk 2 Sts* Repeat Across to the last 2 Sts, Sk St, Sc in last St. Turn = 27 Ch 2 Sps. Turn

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Row 3:     Ch 3 (counts as Dc now and throughout), * 3 Dc in Ch 2 Sp (Shell Made)* Repeat across, Dc in last  St. = 27 Shells and 2 Dc. Turn

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Row 4:     Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, *Sk 2 Sts, (Sc, Ch2, Sc) in next st (Center of previous row shell)*, Repeat Across, Sc in last St. = 27 Shells and 2 sc. Turn

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Rows 5-21:    Repeat rows 3 and 4 – 8 times, then repeat row 3 once more.

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Row 22:      Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. = 83 Sc

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Row 23:     Ch 1, Rev Sc across to end. Finish off. This will be the front of the hood.

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Finishing off Hood

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Fold Hood Strip in half bringing the short ends together (the short ends will be the bottom of the hood that will be sewn to cowl).  With yarn needle and matching yarn, Whip stitch back of hood (the beginning chain edge)  together starting at the bottom edge working towards the folded edge. This will keep the hood even on both sides.

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Attaching the Hood

 With yarn and yarn needle:  Working along the bottom edge of the hood and  the top of the Cowls inside edge (The back loops of the Rev Sc edging of Cowl) sew the hood into place.  You will be sewing the  hood base to a little more than half of the Cowl. Leaving approximately 3/8 of the Cowl open.  Finish off and enjoy!!!


 

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