Posts Tagged ‘pattern’

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!

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forked cluster stitch washcloth

July 13, 2011


i’m moving my patterns over from quazen, since i’m getting incredibly disillusioned by that site.  now, you can read them without ridiculous ads on every side of the screen!  yay!

the forked cluster stitch is a group of stitches that uses a modified cluster stitch to produce a tight, short stitch.  this washcloth is a wonderful pattern for this stitch and will be thick and durable.

for this washcloth you will need medium weight cotton yarn (Lily Sugar ‘n Creme is great) and an I hook.

ch 33.

row 1: yo and insert hook in the 3rd chain from hook.  yo and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).  yo and insert hook in next ch.  yo and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook).  yo and draw through 3 loops (3 loops on hook).  yo and draw through remaining 3 loops.  this is your first forked cluster stitch (FC).  * yo and insert hook in same ch as previous forked cluster stitch.  yo and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).  yo and insert hook in next ch.  yo and draw up a look (5 loops on hook).  yo and draw through 3 loops, yo and draw through remaining 3 loops.  repeat from * until the end of the row until 1 ch remains.  dc in last ch.  turn.

row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc).  1 FC inserting hook into each of first 2 sts (in other words, the bottom of the turning ch and the next st).  *1 FC inserting hook into same st as previous fc and then into next st.  repeat from * to end, until only turning ch remains; 1 dc in turning ch.  Turn.

repeat row 2 until the washcloth is the desired length.

i kind of have a thing for homemade washcloths, so you’ll probably be seeing a lot more of these moved over here. 🙂

nevada hat pattern – translation

June 23, 2011

i came across veruska‘s nevada hat on ravelry and really wanted to translate the pattern because it looks great!  the yarn she’s using is an italian yarn made by lanar that is a wool/acrylic blend and that i’m super jealous of.  oh italy and your beautiful yarns, why must you be so far away?  anyhow, here is the pattern.  veruska, i hope you like it 🙂


from what i can gather all stitches are worked in the back loop of the stitch.

yarn weight: medium to bulky (the lanar website doesn’t specify so i’m going by the look of it)

hook size: 5.5 (I)

TRANSLATION
after having reviewed some handspun Nevada by Lanar, we present here the finished pattern of a slouchy hat with the handspun yarn.  the hat can be completed in an evening, and is a fast and easy pattern, but not boring.

gauge: 15 stitches by 7 rows, worked around the back post one line sc, one dc, one tc, unstretched: 10×10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS
start: leaving a tail of at least 15 cm, ch 2.
first row: in first ch from hook, work 9 sc.  join with a sl st. (9 sts + 1 sl st)
second row: ch 2 (counts as first dc).  work 1 dc in same st.  *work 2 dc in back loop of next st.  repeat from * around; join with a sl st (18 sts + 1 sl st)
third row: ch 3 (counts as first tc).  work 1 tc in same st, *2 tc in next st, 1 tc in next st.  repeat from * around; join with a sl st (27 sts + 1 sl st)
fourth row: ch 1 (counts as first sc). work 1 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st.  repeat from * around; join with a sl st (36 sts + 1 sl st)
fifth row: ch 2 (counts as first dc).  work 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st.  repeat from * around; join with a sl st (45 sts + 1 sl st)
sixth row: ch 3 (counts as first tc).  work 1 tc in same st, *1 tc in next 4 sts, 2 tc in next st.  repeat from * around; join with a sl st (54 sts + 1 sl st)
seventh row: ch 1 (counts as first sc).  work 1 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st.  repeat from * around; join with a sl st (63 sts + 1 sl st)
eighth row: ch 2 (counts as first dc).  work 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st.  repeat from * around, join with a sl st (72 sts + 1 sl st)
ninth row: ch 3 (counts as first tc).  tc in each st around.  join with a sl st (72 sts + 1 sl st)
tenth row: ch 1 (counts as first sc).  sc in each st around.  join with a sl st (72 sts + 1 sl st)
eleventh row: ch 2 (counts as first dc).  dc in each st around.  join with a sl st (72 sts + 1 sl st)
rows 12-14: repeat rows 9-11.
row 15: repeat row 9.
row 16: ch 1 (counts as first sc).  sc in next st.  *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts.  repeat from * around, join with a sl st (54 sts + 1 sl st)
row 17: ch 1 (counts as first sc).  sc in each st around.  join with a sl st (54 sts + 1 sl st)
rows 18-25: repeat row 17.

cut yarn.  weave in ends.  if you like you can add a pom pom to the hat.

peace and love.