Archive for August, 2011

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August 31, 2011

things are picking up a little around here, although not enough yet for my tastes.  once i have a job & a few gigs i should be back to normal.  until then:

best hippie patterns around!

August 28, 2011

i thought i’d make an entry that will grow as time goes on of super groovy, hip patterns that every hippie girl needs.  handmade awesome dominated the seventies like bell-bottoms and mutton chops, and now all you seekers of groovitude need look no further for a comprehensive list of all you need.  so here goes!

3 color poncho * bow-tied blouse * crochet wrap-up shawl * easy crochet vest * flower square vest * fringed shawl * granny motif blouse * granny tunic * gypsy sling bag * hippy dippy vest * honky tonk vest * midi length vest * side-tied granny square vest * simply a vest * triangle halter * v-neck halter * woodstock vest * granny stripes afghan * plain vest * hippie fringe bag * crochet hair band with flowers * renaissance tunic *

groovy hat-in-a-flash – free pattern!

August 25, 2011

a hat you can make in (almost) minutes!  this yarn requires super bulky weight yarn and an L hook (or an N hook if you want it a little bigger!)  i used lion brand hometown USA and the hat took just less than 80 yards.

the pattern is very simple, using only single and double crochet stitches.

row 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc).  [sc in first ch, dc in first ch] twice.  sc in first ch.  connect to first dc with a sl st (so you should have 3 dc, 3 sc.)

row 2: ch 1 (counts as first sc).  dc in same st.  *sc, dc in next st.  repeat from * around.

row 3: ch 2 (counts as first dc).  sc in same st.  *dc in next st, [sc, dc] in next st, sc in next st, [dc, sc] in next st.  repeat from * around.

row 4: ch 1 (counts as first sc).  dc in same st.  *sc in next st, dc in next st, [sc, dc] in next st.   repeat from * around.

you can keep increasing in this manner until the hat is as wide as you need, following the increase pattern in sc, dc.  so if you wanted to keep making the hat bigger, the next row would be: ch 2 (counts as first dc).  *sc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st, [dc, sc] in next st; dc in next st, sc in next st, dc in next st, [sc, dc] in next st.

once the hat is as wide as you would like, continue as follows:

row 5: ch 2 (counts as first dc).  *sc in next st, dc in next st.  repeat from * around.

row 6: ch 1 (counts as first sc).  *dc in next st, sc in next st.  repeat from * around.

repeat rows 5 and 6 until your hat is the desired length!

desert bound

August 18, 2011
desert bound by littlehippiegirl
desert bound, a photo by littlehippiegirl on Flickr.

cheers everyone. i will be headed to phoenix on friday. blog will be updated soon- patterns and stuff to come! peace and love!