The inspiration for this pattern comes from a hat I saw in an outdoor retailer magazine. It is my own take on that hat from a well-known outdoor brand that rhymes with “The Morph Phase”. In fact, it is a nicer version of that hat since this one keeps the integrity of the cables all the way to the crown, ending in a star-shaped pattern.
Hey y’all, I was working on a sweater crochet project last week and I must admit it is not going so good. The sweater I did is too big for me. So while I was pondering whether I should frog it or keep it too big I decided to attempt a smaller project. I designed my first pattern, yay! Well, it’s not so much a “pattern” as it is two different stitches combined in multicolor to create something nice. While working on said sweater, I fell in love all over again with the Half-double crochet stitch. There really is something soothing about that stitch. It works up fast and is a no brainer (great for when you’re also watching Game of Thrones and need to concentrate on the numerous characters, ha!). To create this Kindle Fire Sleeve, I used some leftover yarn I already had from a previous project for my son. You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kindle-fire-cozy Materials: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn, 4 colors or any sport weight yarn. Size D (3.25″) hook Scizzors Yarn needle to weave ends Gauge: 20 stitches & 15 rows = 4″ X 4″ Adjust hook if necessary to obtain gauge The pattern is worked in one long rectangle assembled together prior to working upper border. Chain 30 Row 1: Hdc into 3rd chain from the […]
A few months ago I found this great hoody pattern on Ravelry for my son. If you’ve been looking for a free pattern that will fit your child and that is easy enough, this one’s probably the best you can find. I crocheted this sweater in less than 3 weeks, taking advantage of nap times and evenings in front of the TV. I used a great quality yarn, Cascade Superwash 220 Sport Merinos wool. While I had to work with a different gauge than what the pattern dictated, it still ended looking great. The hood was probably the trickiest past for me to do, and I really have no idea why. I also added a few rows and stitches for the sleeves, as they looked quite small even if my son is on the skinny side. I did not follow the instructions for the front pouch, which maybe I should have, as mine is square instead of decreasing at the top. If I had to do it all over again, I’d probably add a little more red, have either 2 stripes or a larger one, and include a little flash of red in the sleeves. Overall, it’s a great pattern and I might use it again someday. Link to the free pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/faster-than-lightning-hoody