Thursday, February 15, 2018

Women's Ripple Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern first appeared on The Stitchin' Mommy where I was a contributor.


A little before Valentine's Day, I started working on a romantic-like project to share with you all using the Ripple pattern and working in the rounds, but the color changes and shifting starting point forced me to frog it and change gears. Since then, I have revisited working the Ripple pattern in the round and came up with these fun Ripple Fingerless Gloves!
Materials:
- 100 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in the Yellow, Hot Rose, Ivory and Light Sage colorways
- I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends - I used a #18
Material Notes:
Yarn Alternatives: Red Heart's With Love, Berroco's Vintage
Time Spent:
    I was able to work up the 6.75" long pair of gloves up in just over an hour, and the 9.25" long pair of gloves up in just less than an hour and a half.
Measurements:
This pattern includes instructions for two sizes. Both are 3.75" wide, but worked either 6.75" in length to cover your wrist, or 9.25" in length to reach mid-arm.

Gauge:
14 DC by 8 Rows = 4" Square
Abbreviations:
DC - Double Crochet

DC2tog - Double Crochet Two Stitches Together to Decrease
To DC2tog: Yarn over, insert hook into the first stitch, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook

DC3tog - Double Crochet Three Stitches Together to Decrease
To DC3tog: Yarn over, insert hook into the first stitch, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook
Pattern Notes:
The beginning chain counts in all rounds except the thumb hole.

I chose to carry up my yarn using my How to Carry Up Yarn in the Round method so there were minimal ends to weave in.

I worked two different color sequences. The first (with pink and yellow) was worked every two rounds, beginning and ending with pink. The second (with sage and ivory) was worked as seven rounds in sage, two rounds in ivory, two rounds in sage, seven rounds in ivory.

At the end of the rounds, it's instructed to double crochet into the 1st chain. This double crochet will be to the right of the beginning chain.

Join to the top of the beginning chain 2, not the first stitch.

Watch for turning and joining instructions as they are not throughout.

If you need a larger thumb hole, work one more round with no join.

If you need a larger glove, to better fit around your knuckles, try going up a hook size. You can always drop down a hook size somewhere through the pattern if you need it tighter in certain spots.

Longer glove instructions are shown in parenthesis ( ... )
There is a visible seam, but it is kept on the inside of your arm and not noticeable unless looking at the inside of your arm.
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Pattern - Make 2:
Chain 24. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. DC into the 1st chain and the next 4 chains, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 chains, 3 DC into the next chain, DC into the next 4 chains, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 chains, DC into the 1st chain. Join. (24 DC)

R2: Chain 2. DC into the 1st DC and the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 3 DC into the next DC, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC into the 1st DC. Join. (24 DC)

R3, Thumb Hole: Chain 2. DC into the 1st DC and the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 3 DCs, 3 DC into the next DC, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 2 DC into the 1st DC. DON'T JOIN. (25 DC)

R4 - 5, Thumb Hole: Chain 2, turn. DC into the 1st DC and the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 3 DC into the next DC, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 2 DC into the 1st DC. DON'T JOIN. (25 DC)

R6, Thumb Hole: Chain 2, turn. DC into the 1st DC and the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 3 DC into the next DC, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 2 DC into the 1st DC. Join. (25 DC)

R7: Chain 2, turn. DC into the 1st DC and the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 3 DC into the next DC, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC2tog. Join. (24 DC)

R8 - 14 (18): Chain 2. DC into the 1st DC and the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, 3 DC into the next DC, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC3tog, DC into the next 4 DCs, DC into the 1st DC. Join. (24 DC).

Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Ripple Fingerless Gloves using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Super Crafty Sunday Link Up #2 - Crochet n Crafts Sponsored Giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd Super Crafty Sunday Link Up! 
And a Happy Super Bowl Day to my football fans out there!

Since last month's party, here's what I have been up to:

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Left: 1,2,3 gehaakte mandjes / 1,2,3 crocheted baskets - Crochet Inspiration from Kat Kat Katoen. I love the use of the different materials than traditional yarn. I have had a few home projects in mind with the use of jute, t-shirts and rope, but haven't gotten to them yet. I think I might be adding these cute baskets to my list!

Right: Button Organization Ideas from Keeping It Real. Perfect timing that Teresa post about her button organization, as our giveaway was a box of buttons and storage box! The storage box we gave away was similar to Teresa's wooden box. What I love about the wooden box is that you can customize it. In this post, you'll also find some alternative storage ideas. One other that I really like is the one where the buttons are in the tubes, with one button on the top. I went to a yarn shop not too long ago that had all their buttons this way, and I just thought it was genius!

A Little from Helena:

This is a quick and easy project that is a perfect make for a baby shower gift, or for your little one during that terrible time of teething. Make sure the ring is safe for teething! 
Easy Cheesy Hamburger Macaroni - Helena's First Recipe!

It is just before dinner as I sit here and write this, and man my mouth is watering looking and reading about this macaroni dinner! We love the simplicity and ease of boxed dinners, but more than that, I love being able to recreate it with similar items I already have at home. The taste is so much better, and it's healthier (so they say) and I can make more, which is great because I love having the leftovers for lunch.
This Month's Giveaway is sponsored by Helena of Crochet n Crafts. Some sock yarn as specially requested by some of you in last month's party comments! One winner will receive two skeins of Red Heart's Heart & Sole Super Fine (#1) Sock Yarn. Each skein is 50 grams and 187 yards, and the beautiful neutral color is called Skyscraper.

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Whirlpool Coin Purse and the Pattern Pack Pro Issue 41

My Whirlpool Coin Purse can be found in February 2018, Issue 41 of the Pattern Pack Pro. This issue features "Coin Purses", this one and five others!

If you don't already subscribe to the Pattern Pack Pro, it's a great monthly crochet magazine that focuses specifically on a type of project to help build your repertoire. Use this link to subscribe now - this contains an affiliate link, meaning if you subscribe using it, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you! 

When I first saw the theme for the February Pattern Pack Pro was going to be Coin Purses, I was really excited. I have been wanting to try my hand at a cute little coin purse for a while now. I will even admit, that the idea of using a purse frame kind of intimidated me a little. As you can see in this Whirlpool Coin Purse that I conquered that intimidation! 

I combined a fun pattern I have been playing with in my mind. Front post stitches are used to achieve the texture. On a hat and such, the pattern twists an awful lot, making it a little difficult to keep straight if you are planning on adding something like a monogram to a hat, but I knew in this purse, it would be perfect! And the name came to me when I saw the swirl of the pattern in combination with the name of the colorway, "Cool Waters". I did not buy the thread with the thought that it would work out that way. Win - win!

I also worked up a sweet little flower coin purse that didn't make it into this issue as there was only one spot open, but you may see it in a future issue or here on the blog. Would you like to see more coin purses here on the blog? What kinds? Drop me a line below!

To complete your own Whirlpool Coin Purse, you will need three skeins (or 45 yards) of #5 Cotton Pearl Floss - I used Artiste brand from my local Hobby Lobby in the Cool Waters colorway, a D3/3.25mm crochet hook, and a 3.35" coin purse frame, which I also found at my local Hobby Lobby right next to the floss. Alternatively to the Artiste brand, I did work a small sample with DMC #5 thread, and achieved similar results.

Issue 41 Also Features...

These Crochet Patterns:
     - Star Coin Purse by Emily Truman
     - Jade & Gold Coin by Lee Sartori
     - Birdie Purses by Maxine Velasco
     - Lavender Pouch by Natalia Johnson
     - Chroma Coin Purse by Ashley Leither
     - And FIVE FREE Coin Purse Patterns from Around the Web

These Articles:
     - Coin Purse Tools
     - Curio #10 Crochet Thread Review
A couple of my favorites include the Jade & Gold Coin Purse (top) by Lee Sartori of CoCo Crochet Lee, and the Star Coin Purse (bottom) by Emily Truman of Em's Corner!
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Broken Heart Applique - Crochet Pattern Review - Rebeckah's Treasures

I pattern tested this for my friend Rebeckah of Rebeckah's Treasures. The thing that drew me to this pattern was the fact that it touched on using sewing thread to create a small pendant, which I have been thinking of trying so I volunteered for this project. Though I did not work it in sewing thread, now I am even more excited about trying it.

This sweet heart is really fun and different than the usual. I love the idea of joining the heart sides to show broken hearts can be mended, or making separate sides to share with your BFF.

Rebeckah shows a doll pillow sized heart with the use of sport weight yarn, but I think with Super Bulky yarn it would make a cute little throw pillow to decorate your couch or bed for the upcoming love season.

You can read more about why Rebeckah chose the design, each yarn weight, and each finished project in her Broken Hearts post.


Are you a raveler? If so, make sure to favorite this Broken Hearts and link up your project to it!

I have a project with a different take on this applique coming to you soon! I hope to have it worked up to share before Valentine's.

Materials I Used:
     - Small Amount of Artiste #10 Cotton Crochet Thread (Hobby Lobby) in the Poppy Red colorway
     - 2mm Crochet Hook
     - #20 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Broken Hearts, Paid Crochet Pattern by Rebeckah's Treasures


Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Aunt Lydia's Classic #10 Thread. 
Any size yarn and respective hook size will work though!

Time Spent:
     My heart applique was finished in about half an hour. 
*If you are working a two sided pendant, it will be double the time.

Measurements: 
     My heart measures 3 3/8" at widest point by 3 3/8" from highest point to lowest point.

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Pattern Notes:
     On the Top Half, with a beginning chain of 6 and working into the second chain, this leaves five stitches to be worked across and four on the opposite side of the foundation chain. Instructions state to work into the first available stitch, but I think it should be to work 4 single crochet into the last stitch (combine), otherwise you won't have enough stitches.

     I chose to only work one of each applique, rather than two, because instead of creating a pendant, I have another idea in mind. For this, I did not fasten off at the end of half, but rather chained 1, and continued onto the edging/joining. The Bottom Half worked out great, but the second half seemed a little off. 
In the pictures it looks like the first stitch is worked into the top of the curve, not where the last stitch was worked - my half finished near the bottom point. Step 3 seems to support this. I ended up beginning at the stitch before the point where my last stitch was worked, chained 1 and then worked Step 4 (2 single crochet), Step 5 (2 single crochet into point), Step 6, Step 7, Step 8, Step 9, Step 10 as 2 single crochet's to account for and Step 2, Step 3A (40 single crochet) and then joined and fastened off.

Such a fun project! Stayed tuned to see what I turn this into!
What size would you make? Or would you turn it into a small pillow, necklace, key fob or tiny locket sized pendant? Or perhaps you have another idea in mind to?!

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Henrietta Rug - A Crochet Pattern Hack - Atelier Marie-Lucienne

Back in September of 2017, I pattern tested the Henrietta Square crochet pattern for my friend Marjan of Atelier Marie-Lucienne. In her original design, she used the basic pattern to work up a dreamcatcher (the point where I stopped on my rug), a pillow, and a blanket. I wanted to do something different with my test, and so I decided on a rug for my home. 

With a rug, you want a durable yarn - something that can be walked all over, feet rubbed on, pets laying on and playing under, in my case, and handle machine washing and drying well. My go to durable home project yarn is Red Heart's Super Saver. It is that yarn that everyone says is scratchy, but with one wash, it softens up nicely, and can handle wear well. 
I had a gift card from my birthday for Michaels, so I went out with my friend Vee to lunch, and then to our local Michaels for some yarn. Together we put different color combinations together, and ultimately, it was decided on the Delft Blue, Grey Heather and Charcoal colors. 

Below you'll find my review on the Henrietta pattern up to the end of the round portion. I have not gone on to work up a square project yet.

Materials I Used:
     - 12 Skeins (4 each) of Red Heart's Super Saver in Country Blue, Grey Heather (Lighter) and Charcoal (Darker)
     - P/11.5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Henrietta Square, Paid Crochet Pattern from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
     - Optional, a box to hold your yarn while you work

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: 4 strands each of Caron's One Pound, Bernat's Super Value or Big Twist Collection Value Worsted Yarn, or 1 strand of T-Shirt or Rag Yarn
In the original pattern, Marjan uses a dk weight yarn to create all of her projects (a blanket, a pillow and a dreamcatcher), but because I wanted to create a rug, I used four strands of a heavy weight worsted weight yarn held together. I really like Red Heart's Super Saver for projects that need added durability, and machine wash and dry well. 

Time Spent:
     I worked on my rug in a few seatings, for a total of about six hours, 15 minutes.

Measurements:
     My rug measures 32.25" across.

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Pattern Notes:
     This pattern is written in UK terms. If you follow US terms, I recommend crossing out and replacing the UK terms with it's respective US term. Example, a UK treble crochet is actually a US double crochet. This can be confusing to try and transpose in your mind if you are not used to it.

Before I began, I wrote out what my color scheme would be, and decided on Blue as Color A, Light Grey as Color B and Dark Grey as Color C. You could work your rounds randomly, but I do better with structure. 

I fastened off at the end of every round, and took time to weave in my ends after every few rounds so I didn't have a billion ends to weave in at the end, plus it's easier to weave in when you are closer to the points, rather than trying to work into a whole piece.

This pattern is written in a little different than most, but is very easy to follow with the help of photos for each round. AND! There are even photo tutorials showing how to work the different stitches used at the very end of the pattern.

When joining to a popcorn stitch, I did so in the back loop of the first stitch. I also recommend after completing a round following a popcorn stitch round, to take time to pop all the popcorn stitches out to the right side.
To make my rug, I worked the pattern through Round 15, and then I added an extra round of single crochets (US term) to give it a nice finish. I will say though, my rug puckered a little bit, and I did not realize it until I had already sewn in the ends for Round 15. If I were to redo it, I would try to work Round 15 with one v-stitch followed by one double crochet (US term) in place of the second v-stitch. I can't say for sure that this would fix the issue, I these are my thoughts.
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