Friday, June 14, 2024

Woodland kids pullover - free crochet pullover for kids

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This is an easy pullover pattern for kids. The pattern is written for 4 sizes ranging from 2 to 12 years. It's worked from bottom up and worked in separate pieces which are joined together at the end. Finally ribbing is worked around the bottom of the body, sleeves and neck. The pullover is worked with positive ease.

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Materials required:
  • Medium worsted weight/category 4 yarn approximately
    • 2-4 years - 370 meters
    • 4-6 years - 510 meters
    • 8-10 years - 620 meters
    • 10-12 years - 745 meters
  • 6 mm crochet hook for sweater
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook for ribbing
  • yarn needle
Gauge
Using 6 mm crochet hook
13 dc and little over 7 rows = 4 inches 

Finished sizes

 

Age

Actual chest 

circumference

(cm/inches)

Chest circumference of the finished item

Width across chest

Total length

(cm/inches)

2-4 years

53-58.5 cm/

21-23”

62 cm/24.5”

31 cm/12.25”

36 cm/14”

4-6 years

58.5-63.5 cm/

23-25”

68.5 cm/27”

34.25 cm/13.5”

39 cm/15.35”

 

8-10 years

63.5-67 cm/

25-26.5”

71 cm/28”

35.5 cm/14”

45.75 cm/18”

10-12 years

67-71 cm/

26.5-28”

78 cm/30.7”

39 cm/15.35”

48.25 cm/19”

Abbreviations/Stitches used:

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

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

dc2tog - double crochet worked together in 2 consecutive stitches (dc decrease)

Note:

  • The pattern is written in standard American terms
  • The pattern is written for the 2-4 year size, changes for 4-6 years, 8-10 years and 10-12 years is given within parenthesis in greenred and blue respectively.

Instruction

Front

Row 1: Ch 42 (46/48/52) dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch counts as the 1st st), dc in rest of the chs across. Turn. (40/44/46/50) sts.   

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in rest of the sts across. Turn. (40/44/46/50) sts.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), **skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (forms X)** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in rest of the sts across.  Turn. (40/44/46/50) sts.

Repeat rows 2 to 4 five (six/seven/eight) more times.

Shaping neck

Side 1

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 10 (12/12/12) sts, dc2tog twice. Turn. (13/15/15/15) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next st (together counts as dc2tog), X st 5 (6/6/6) times, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 3 and 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across. 12 (14/14/14) sts.

2-4 years and 4-6 years only

Cut off yarn.

6-8 years and 8 to 10 years only

Repeat one more row. 

                                                                                Side 2

Join yarn at the other end and repeat side 1.

 Back

Same as front up to neck shaping.

Work 2 (2/3/3) more rows in pattern leaving the last 2 rows for shaping neck.

Shaping neck

Side 1

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 10 (12/12/12) sts, dc2tog. Turn. (12/14/14/14) sts. 

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across. (12/14/14/14) sts. Cut off yarn.

 Side 2

Join yarn at the other end and repeat as side 1. 

Sleeves (make 2)

Row 1: Ch 28 (30/32/34) dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch counts as the 1st st), dc in rest of the chs across. Turn. (26/28/30/32) sts. 

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st (1 st increased at the beginning), dc in rest of the sts except the last, 2 dc in last st (1 st increased at the end). Turn. (28/30/32/34) sts. 

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), **skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (forms X)** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in rest of the sts across.  Turn. (28/30/32/34) sts.

Repeat rows 2 to 4 three (four/four/four) more times. Turn. (34/38/40/42) sts.

Repeat the rows three (two/three/four) more times but without any increase. (34/38/40/42) sts.

2-4 years and 10-12 years

Cut off yarn.

4-6 years and 8-10 years

Repeat row 4 one more time and cut off yarn.

Assembling

With the wrong side out sew both the shoulder joints.
Using a stitch marker attach the center of the top part of sleeve to the shoulder joint. Also mark the rows where both ends of the sleeve falls making sure that both the ends fall at the same number of row on both the sides. Then start sewing from one end of the sleeve to the other. 

Then starting from the cuff sew up to armhole, and then continue down the side. 

Ribbing

Use 4.5 mm crochet hook and work with the right side out. Work ribbing around the bottom of the sweater and both the sleeves as well as the neck. 

Row 1: Join yarn in any stitch at a joint and ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in rest of the chs across, sl st in the next 2 sts of the sweater. Turn. (6 sc)

Row 2 (front loops only): sc in the front loops of 6 sts. Turn.

Row 3 (back loops only): Ch 1, sc in the back loops of 6 sts, sl st in the next 2 sts of the sweater. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 around. When you reach the end cut off yarn and weave in the ends together.

While working ribbing for the neck, work a round of sc around the neck opening before working ribbing. Work the round of sc using the smaller hook and the number of sts is not important. Weave in all the loose ends.


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Crochet icecream keychain

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Materials needed:

  • Sport weight/category 2 yarn in brown and any other colors of your choice
  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • keyrings
  • yarn needle
  • embroidery skeins
  • cotton for stuffing
Size:
About 2 inches wide and 2.5 inches high

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:
[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
sc2tog - single crochet worked together in 2 consecutive stitches (sc decrease)

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Instruction

Ice cream (make 2)

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc into ring. (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: Repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around (18 sc)

Round 4: Repeat [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around (24 sc)

Round 5 to 7: sc in each st around. (24 sc)

Round 8: Repeat [sc in 4 sts, sc2tog] 4 times (20 sts)

Round 9: sc in each st around. (20 sc)

Round 10 (work into front loops only): 3 sc in the front loop of each st around. Join and cut off yarn.

Cone

Round 1: Join brown at the back loop and work sc in each st around (20 sc)

Round 2 and 3: sc in each st around (20 sc)

Round 4: Repeat [sc in 3 sts, sc2tog] around (16 sts)

Round 5 and 6: Sc in each st around (16 sc)

You can start stuffing at this stage and continue doing so as you progress.

Round 7: Repeat [sc in 2 sts, sc2tog] around (12 sts)

Round 8 and 9: Sc in each st around (12 sc)

Round 10: Repeat [sc in next st, sc2tog] around (8 sts)

Round 11 and 12: Sc in each st around (8 sc)

Do the final stuffing before closing.

Round 13: sc2tog 4 times (4 sts)

Cut off yarn leaving a long tail. Thread the free end of yarn to a yarn needle and use it to close the opening by weaving in through the stitches.

Finishing

Sew the 2nd ice cream to the top. When half way through fill the stuffing and complete the sewing. 
Decorate with beads and embroidery skeins
Sew the keyring to the top.



Friday, April 26, 2024

Crochet baby dress - free pattern

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This crochet baby dress is written for 4 sizes - from 3 months to 2 years. It's very easy and suitable for a beginner.

Materials required:
  • Sport weight/baby weight/category 2 yarn approximately
    • 255 meters/280 yards for 1-3 months
    • 285 meters/310 yards for 6-12 months
    • 310 meters/340 yards for 12-18 months
    • 340 meters/370 yards for 18-24 months
  • Crochet hook size G/4 mm
  • Button
  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed
[ ] - Repeat instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
st/sts - stitch/stitches
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
hdc - half double crochet (UK - half treble)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
dc2tog - double crochet stitches worked together in 2 consecutive stitches

Finished sizes:
1-3 months (actual chest circumference - 40.5 cm/16 inches)
    Chest circumference of finished dress is 44 cm/17.25 inches and length is 35 cm/13.75 inches
6-12 months (actual chest circumference - 43-45.5 cm/17 to 18 inches)
    Chest circumference of finished dress is 48 cm/19 inches and length is 38 cm/15 inches
12-18 months (actual chest circumference - 45.5-48 cm/18-19 inches)
    Chest circumference of finished dress is 52 cm/20.5 inches and length is 41 cm/16 inches
18-24 months (actual chest circumference - 48-50.5 cm/19-20 inches)
    Chest circumference of finished dress is 56 cm/22 inches and length is 44 cm/17.25 inches

Gauge:
18 dc and 10 rows = approximately 4 inches. Change hook if needed to obtain gauge.

Note:
  • The pattern is written using standard American terms.
  • The pattern is written for the 1-3 month size, increase for rest of the sizes is given within parenthesis, 6-12 months in green, 12-18 months in red and 18-24 months in blue.

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

Instruction

Upper Part - Front

Row 1: Ch 38 (42/46/50), dc in 4th ch from hook and in rest of chs across. Turn. 36 (40/44/48) sts)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in rest of the sts across. Turn. 36 (40/44/48) sts

12 to 18 months only

Repeat row 2 one more time.

18 to 24 months only

Repeat row 2 two more times. 

Shaping armhole

Row 1: Sl st in 4 sts, ch 2, dc in next st (together counts as dc2tog), dc in next 26 (30/34/38) sts, dc2tog, Turn. (28/32/36/40) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next st (together counts as dc2tog), dc in next 24 (28/32/36) sts, dc2tog, Turn. (26/30/34/38) sts,

Row 3 to 7 (8/9/9): Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in rest of the sts across, Turn. (26/30/34/38) sts,

Shaping neck (side 1)

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next 5 (6/8/9) sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, Turn. (8/9/11/12) sts excluding sl st

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in sc, hdc in hdc, dc in next 6 (7/9/10) sts, Turn. (8/9/11/12) sts

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 5 (6/8/9) sts, Cut off yarn. (6/7/9/10) sts

Shaping neck (side 2)

Turn and join yarn at the other end and repeat side 1.

Upper Part - Back

Same as front up to first 8 (9/11/12) rows.

From the next row we’ll be splitting the back into 2 sides.

Side 1

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next 12 (14/16/18) sts. Turn. (13/15/17/19) sts. Turn.

Row 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next 12 (14/16/18) sts. Turn. (13/15/17/19) sts.

18 to 24 months only

Repeat one more row.

Shaping neck

Row 4: Sl st in 5 (6/6/7) sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in the rest of the 6 (7/9/10) sts. Cut off yarn.

Side 2

Join yarn at the other end and repeat side 1.

Joining front and back pieces

Place the back and front pieces one on top of the other with the right sides inside facing each other and seam the first 2 rows at the sides and 7 sts in the shoulders. Pull the right side out.

Join yarn at the top of back neck opening and ch 8 or more depending on the button size, sc in same st (forms a loop) and work sc coming down the side and going up the other side up to the top and cut off yarn. Weave in the ends. 

Sew a button on the opposite side.

Lower Part

Join yarn in any stitch at a joint in row 1 of the upper part.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in same st, skip next st, **[dc, ch 1, dc] in next st, skip next st** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Round 2: Sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, work 3 dc in each ch-1 space around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Round 3: Sl st in next st, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc in same st, repeat [dc, ch 1, dc] in the 2nd dc of each 3-dc set. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch. 

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until the total length of the dress is about (35/38/41/44) cm from shoulder to hem. 

Ruffle

Row 1: Join yarn at one end of the neck opening at the front and work [ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st] right up to the other end. Turn.

Row 2: Into each ch-3 space work [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc]. Turn.

Row 3: Sl st in 2 sts, sl st in ch-3 space, into each ch-3 space work [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc    a ]. Cut off yarn. Sew the ends of collar to the shoulder joint on both the sides.

Work sc around the sleeve opening on both sides.  Weave in all the loose ends of yarn.



 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Nova scarf - free unisex crochet scarf pattern

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Materials:

Medium worsted weight/category 4 yarn approximately 570 meters/625 yards

H/5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Size:

The finished scarf measures 9.5 inches wide and 75 inches long

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:

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

ch - chain

st/sts - stitch/stitches

sc - single crochet

dc - double crochet

Note:

  • The pattern is written using standard American terms
  • For a custom width make chains in multiples of 5 + 2
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Instruction:

Row 1: Ch 42, sc in 2nd ch from hook, **ch 6, skip 4 ch, sc in next ch** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.  
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in next ch-6 space, 5 dc in each ch-6 space except the last, 4 dc in last space, dc in last sc. Turn. (40 sts)  
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 6, skip next 4 sts, sc in the next space between the sts, ch 6, **skip next 5 sts, sc in the next space between the sts, ch 6** Repeat from ** to ** across, skip next 4 sts, sc in the last st. Turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3.

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