Friday, January 21, 2022

Slanted lines leg warmers - free pattern

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This is an adult sized leg warmer that reaches up to the knees. It's so cozy and an absolute must if you live in the extremely cold regions. I have written the pattern according to my size but you can make adjustments to suit you. 

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

How to increase or decrease the circumference to fit your legs

Measure your calf circumference and make the circumference of your legwarmers 3 or 4 inches smaller than your actual calf circumference. Note that your legwarmers will stretch more and more with repeated use. The initial chains will need to be in multiples of 3. 

To increase the length of your legwarmers

The legwarmer is made to reach up to the knees, if you want it to go above your knees measure your thigh circumference and make chains accordingly. 

Materials Required

Medium worsted weight yarn approximately 340 meters

Crochet hooks G/4 mm and H/5 mm

Yarn needle

Size

The finished legwarmer has a circumference of 28 cm (11 inches) and a length of 40 cm (15.75 inches)

Gauge

Using 5 mm crochet hook 13 dc = 4 inches

Stitches/abbreviations Used

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

[ ] - work instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sl st - slip stitch

dc - double crochet 

fpdc - front post double crochet

bpdc - back post double crochet

Instruction

Make 2

Using G/4 mm hook, ch 42, join the last ch with a sl st to the 1st ch to form a ring being careful not to twist the ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, (counts as the 1st st), dc in every ch around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. (42 sts)

Rounds 2 to 5: Ch 1, repeat [fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st] around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 6: Change to H/5 mm crochet hook and ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in every st around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch (42 sts)

Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next st, dc in the st before the starting ch-3, (forms a slant), **skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, dc in the skipped st** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. (42 sts)

Repeat round 7 until the total height is approximately 35 cm.

Next round: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st (42 sts)

Repeat round 2 four times.


Monday, December 27, 2021

Oversized crochet top - free pattern

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Hi, I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. Today's pattern is an oversized top or a poncho style top which is very simple to construct and only consists of basic crochet stitches. It's just two pieces of rectangles, front piece shorter than the back, and both joined together at the shoulders and the sides. 


Watch the video tutorial here

Skill Level

Beginner

Materials Required

  • Light worsted weight/DK weight yarn approximately
    • 425 meters for small
    • 815 meters for medium
    • 1200 meters for large
  • Crochet hook size G/4 mm
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers

Sizes

Small - 46 inches chest circumference (12 to 14 inches positive ease) 

Medium - 51 inches chest circumference (13 to 15 inches positive ease)

Large - 56 inches chest circumference (14 to 16 inches positive ease)   

The length is 23 inches for the front and 26 inches for the back for all sizes.

Gauge

17 sc and 20 rows = 4 inches

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

tr - treble

Note

The pattern is written using standard American terminology. The pattern is written for the small size. Changes for other sizes are given within parenthesis in blue for medium and red for large.

Instruction
Front

Row 1: Ch 111 (127/ 143), dc in 4th ch from hook and in rest of chs across (109/125/ 141 sts). Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next st, **ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st** Repeat from ** to ** across.  You will have 1 st left, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in each st and in each ch-1 space across (109/125/ 141 sts). Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in the post of dc just made, **skip 3 sts, dc in next dc, ch 3, 3 dc in post of dc just made** Repeat from ** to ** across until you have 2 sts left at the end, skip next st, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, **dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in post of dc** Repeat from ** to ** across, tr in last ch-2 space. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space, **ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space** Repeat from ** to ** until the last ch-3 space, ch 1, dc in last ch-4 space. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next ch-1 space, dc in sc, **3 dc in ch-3 space, dc in sc** Repeat from ** to ** until the last sc, 2 dc in the last space (109/125/ 141 sts). Turn.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next st, **ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st** Repeat from ** to ** across until you have 1 st left, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in each st and in each ch-1 space across (109/125/ 141 sts). Turn.

Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1st st), tr in next st, **ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st** Repeat from ** to ** across, tr in last st. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st and each ch-1 space across. Turn.

Repeat rows 10 and 11 twenty one more times.

 Back

Same as front up to row 11

Repeat rows 10 and 11 twenty five more times.

 Assembling

Place the front and back pieces one on top of the other with the right side facing each other and place markers above the 19th(21st/23rd) tr from both the ends. Join the shoulders together by working sc sts starting from the edges and working up to the markers on both the sides. Cut off yarn. For the side seams, leave 8 (9/10) rows of tr from the top for armholes and join the sides together working sc sts along the sides moving down up to the top of the border of the front part. Cut off yarn and weave in the loose ends. You may work a round of sc around the armhole openings to make the edges neat.

 


    

Monday, December 13, 2021

Crochet ear warmer headband - free pattern with video

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Hi, looking for last minute Christmas gift ideas? You can make this easy beginner friendly ear warmer within a couple of hours. Also, the pattern is adjustable and you can make it in any size. Also feel free to use any yarn from your stash.


VIDEO TUTORIAL AVAILABLE HERE 

Materials Needed:

Medium worsted weight yarn less than 100 yards

Crochet hook 5.5 mm and 5 mm

Yarn needle

Measuring tape

(You can use any yarn and a suitable hook)

Gauge

13 hdc = 4 inches approximately

Abbreviations/stitches used

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

Instruction

Row 1: Ch 17, hdc in the 3rd ch from hook, hdc in rest of the ch across. Turn. (15 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in the lower loops of each st across. Turn (15 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Turn. (15 sts)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the length is about 48 cm. Fold the band into half with the wrong side out and join the edges together by working single crochet into the lower loops of one end to the sts on the other end. 

Using 5 mm crochet hook work sc along both the edges working 2 sc between each vertical braided pattern. Cut off yarn and weave in the ends.

To decrease the width just work fewer chains and to increase or decrease the circumference work more or fewer rows. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Christmas wreath ornament - free pattern

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A cute Christmas ornament for your Christmas tree

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE


Materials Needed

Light worsted weight/DK weight yarn

3.5 mm crochet hook

Tiny beads and ribbon/thread for decoration

Size

The ornament measures approximately 6 cm in diameter

Stitches/Abbreviation Used:

[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)

Instruction

Round 1: Ch 10, join the last ch with a sl st to the 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 2: Ch 1, 12 sc into ring, join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Round 3: [sc, ch 5, sc] in each sc around. Join with a sl st to the beginning of round and fasten off leaving a long loop for hanging the ornament. Weave in the loose end.

Finishing

Sew beads and tie a thread or a ribbon to the bottom of the loop.



Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Striped crochet tote - free pattern

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Hi, today's free pattern for you is this lovely grey and white striped tote. Absolutely love this bag and it's one of my favourite bag designs for sure. I should admit that the idea is not purely mine, I borrowed it from a bag that I saw in a foreign mag but it had vertical stripes in it. 

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

You can also purchase a PDF version of this pattern from here

Instruction

Materials Needed

Medium worsted weight yarn approximately 285 yards in grey and 145 yards in white
Crochet hook size H/5 mm
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Measuring tape

Size

The finished bag has a width of approximately 16.5 inches and height of 12.5 inches excluding the handles

Gauge

17 sc and 20 rows = approximately 4 inches

Stitches/Abbreviations Used

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed
[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)

Note: Work rounds 1 to 10 continuously without joining at the end.

Round 1: Using grey, ch 63, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch (place 1st marker here), sc in rest of the chs across except the last (place 2nd marker at the last sc worked) 3 sc in the last ch, sc in next ch on the other side (place a marker here), sc in next 59 ch (place 4th marker in the last sc made), 2 sc in next space (126 sts)

You will have 60 sts from the 1st marker to the 2nd marker, 3 sts between the 2nd and 3rd markers, 60 sts from the 3rd to 4th marker and 3 sc between the 4th and 1st marker 

Round 2: 2 sc in the next st (place a marker at the 1st st to mark the beginning of round), sc in each sc from 1st to 2nd marker, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in each sc from marker to marker, 2 sc in next 2 sc (132 sts)

Round 3: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in next sc, sc in each sc from 1st to 2nd marker, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in each sc from marker to marker, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 2 times (138 sts)


You can remove all the markers except the one placed at the beginning of the round.

Round 4 to 11: Sc in each st around (138 sts). Join the last st with a sl st to the 1st st at the end of round 11.

Round 12: Pull white through the loop and work sc in each st around. Join. (138 sts)

Round 13: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, **dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join ch 1 with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in each st and each ch-1 space around. Join (138 sts)

Repeat rounds 12 to 14 eight more times alternating grey and white.



Round 39: Pull grey through the loop and sc in each st around (138 sts)

Rounds 40 to 44: Sc in each st around.

Handles 

Place markers 3 inches away from both the ends on both sides.


Rounds 45: Sc in each st until the marker, ch 95, sc in the next marked st on the same side, sc in rest of the sts until the marker on the other side, ch 95, sc in the next marked st, sc in rest of the sts until the beginning of round.

Rounds 46: Sc in each st and each ch around. Join and cut off yarn. Weave in all the loose ends.




Sunday, November 21, 2021

Delicate lace scarf - free pattern

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This pretty scarf is a delicate light weight scarf crocheted using sport weight yarn. Because of the open work it is so airy and you'll hardly feel it around your neck. 



WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

Materials Required:

Sport weight/2/fine yarn approximately 400-450 yards

Crochet hook size 3.5 mm

Yarn needle


Size:

The width of the scarf is 10.5 inches and length is adjustable.

The width of the scarf can be increased by adding chains in multiples of 6 to the initial chains.


Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

Instruction

Row 1: Ch 65, dc in the 7th ch from hook, ch 2, dc in same ch, skip next ch, [dc, ch 5, dc] in next ch, **skip 3 ch, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch, skip 1 ch, [dc, ch 5, dc] in next ch** Repeat from ** to ** across, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a st), [dc, ch 5, dc] in ch-5 space, repeat [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 5, dc] in each ch-5 space across, [dc, ch 2, dc] in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, repeat [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 5, dc] in each ch-5 space across, dc in last st. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length.

Final row: Ch 1, sc in same st, repeat [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space] across. Cut off yarn and weave in the ends.





Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Crochet wrist warmers - free pattern

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This pattern is for a pair of adult medium sized wrist warmers. The pattern can be adjusted to suit your size. 


WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

Materials Required:

Light worsted weight/DK weight yarn approximately 100 yards

Crochet hook size G/4 mm

Stitch markers

Measuring tape

Yarn needle

Size:

Circumference is 7.5 inches/19 cm

Height is 6.25 inches/16 cm 

Gauge

18 dc and 9 rows = approximately 4 inches

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed

st/sts - stitch/stitches

ch - chain

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

dc - double crochet

Note:

  • The pattern is written using standard American terms.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of a row always counts as the 1st st

Instruction

Wrist cuff

Row 1: Ch 10, hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and in rest of the ch across. Turn. (8 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st in any row), hdc in the front loops (loops that are below the 2 top loops) of 7 sts, hdc in both the loops of the last st. Turn. (8 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in the back loops of 7 sts, hdc in both the loops of the last st. Turn. (8 sts)

Row 4 to 17: Repeat rows 2 and 3.


For other sizes:

Increase or decrease the number of rows worked. Wrap the cuff around your wrist and work the rows accordingly. Every row will increase 2 sts. Your sts need to be an even number. 

Palm

Work across the horizontal length of the cuff.

Row 1: Ch 3, (counts as dc in every row), work 33 dc across the horizontal length of the cuff working 2 sts in each of the 17 hdc rows of the cuff. Totally you will work 34 sts including the ch 3 at the beginning. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn. (34 sts)

Row 3: Ch 3, **skip next st, dc in next st, dc in the skipped st** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn. (34 sts)

Row 5 to 10: Repeat rows 3 and 4.

Row 11: Repeat row 3. Cut off yarn.

Fold into half vertically with the wrong side out and sew the edges together starting from the bottom and moving up. Sew the cuffs, then sew 4.5 cm up. Then leave a gap of about 2.5 cm for the thumb and sew rest of the edges till the top.

 

Edging:

Round 1: Pull the right side out, join yarn at anywhere at the top and work sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join and cut off yarn.




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