Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Uncle Sam's Hat - Give Away!!!

Uncle Sam's Top Hat



See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Uncle Sam's Top Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook-H
Yarn -Worsted Weight Yarn - Red, White and Blue
1 decorative button of your choosing
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loops Only (blo)

Pattern :  Hat measures approximately 3 inches tall.
The hat does not have ear holes or ties, 
and  it is great for any dog, cat, baby or you.
 And makes a great Patritic decoration.

The Pattern is worked in 4 Steps:
Step 1 - The Top

R : 1 With Blue yarn, Ch 2, 8 hdcs in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join with a sl st, ch 2 (8hdc)

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each st around, join, ch 2 (16hdc)

R : 3 - 1 hdc in the 1st  sts, *2 hdc in the next st, 
2 hdc in the next 2 sts, Repeat from * around join,
 and tie off, weave in your ends and set aside. (24hdc)

Step 2 - The Stripes:
Note: Ch1 does not count as st.
Ch1  after the color change, when changing colors.
leave yarn attached, when changing colors.

R : With Red yarn, 1 - Ch 11, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in the next 7 chs, ch1 turn (10sc)

R : 2 - Working the Blo, 1 sc in each sc, turn

R : 3  - Change to white yarn, leaving the red yarn attached, 
working in the blo 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

R : 4 - Working in the blo, 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn

We will be working the blo for the stripes.

R : 5 - R: 6 -  White Red yarn, repeat R : 3- R: 4

R : 7- R: 30  - Continue to repeat R : 3 - R: 4
alternating between red and white stripes 
for a total of 15 stripes (8 red, 7 white)

Put the ends together,  wrong side out, 
so the stripes are going up and down, and sl st the ends.

Place the Blue hat top on top, and sew them together,
Or slip st them together, around the top, 
then flip to the right side. Weave in the ends.

Step 3 - Hat Band

R :1 - Join blue yarn to hat bottom, any where, 
with a sl st, hdc around the bottom edge of the hat,
 putting 1 hdc in each row around, join , ch 2

R : 2 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join

Step 4 - Hat Brim

R : 3 - Change to red yarn, ch 3, 1 dc in 1st st,
 *2 dc in the next st,  1 dc in the next st*, Repeat 
from * to * around hat brim, join to 1sy ch 3 with a slst,
 tie off, weaving in the ends.

 You can attach a button of your choice. 
This is a polymer clay Paw print button I made.

This a great photography prop
for human or animal!!!
Patriotic Collar Free Crochet Pattern
 can be found at this link:







Monday, May 28, 2012

Cotton Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern

The Farmer's market is Open in our town,
And I wanted a new Shopping bag.
 I wanted it to be cotton and washable....
 so.... wa la!

The Cotton Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern

See The Video On my Youtube Channel
 At This LINK

Cotton Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.


Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - J
Cotton worsted Weight Yarn -about 3-4 oz.
             I used peaches and cream
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Treble Stitch (tr)

Size: 12 X 12, but you can make it as long as you want.

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a stitch
Ch5 counts as a tr, ch1
Rounds are joined with a Slip stitch

Pattern:
R : 1 - Ch 35, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. 1 sc in the next 33 chs,
ch1, turn. (34 sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn.(34 sc)

R : 3 - 6 - Repeat R : 2

R : 7 - 1 sc in each sc across, then turn and stitch 3 sc in the corner,
and then stitch 5 sc evenly down side, 3 sc in the corner,
1 sc in each st down the side,
 3 sc in the 3rd corner, 5 sc evenly down the side,
3 sc in the last corner, join with a sl st, ch 1
(34+3+5+3=45
X 2 = 90sc)

R : 8 - 1 sc in each sc around bag bottom, join. (90 sc)

R : 9 - Ch 1, Repeat R : 8

R : 10 - Ch 5, *skip the next st, 1 tr in the next st, ch1*
Repeat from *to* around bag. join, ch 5 (90sts)

R : 11 - 1 tr in the 1st ch1 space, *1 tr in the next ch1 space, ch 1*
Repeat from *to* around bag, join, ch 5

R : 12 - Repeat R : 11

R : 13 -17 Repeat R : 11 - continue to make more rows for a longer bag

R : 18 - 1 sc in each st and in each space around bag, join, ch 1

R : 19 - : Repeat R : 8

R 20 : Forming the handles,
1 sc in the next 15 sts, ch 25, sk the next 15 sc,
join with a sc to the next sc, 1 sc in the next 29 sc,
Ch 25, sk the next 15 sc, join to the next sc,
1 sc in the last 14 sc, join, ch1

R : 21 - 1 sc in each sc and in each ch around top of bag. join, ch 1

R 22 - 1 sc in each sc, join, ch1

Now, let's Go Shopping!~
Enjoy!
Please, remember to wash your cotton shopping bag between shopping trips,
 to keep our mold and such!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crochet Sunhat Bands



I actually bought these 2 hats at the $1.00 Store.
I love To be outside and
 want to protect my face.
As cute as these hats are...
They are not cute enough for me.
So I crocheted a really cute band
in greens and blues on this one.

See this video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Sunhat Hatband Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach

Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H
Yarn - Worsted Weight yarn (4)I used Red heart Super saver
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Skip (sk)

Size: 24 inches around 

R: 1 - ch 80, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *
sk 2 chs, 4dc in the next ch, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch*
Repeat From * to * across ch.
(13 shells)

R: 2 - Ch1, Turn working down the opposite side of the ch,
1 sc in the 1st sc, 4 dc in the center ch of the 1st shell st,
*1sc in the next sc, 4 dc in the next shell st center*
Repeat From * to* across, 1 sc in the last sc.
Tie off leaving about a 12 inch tail of yarn.

Place the 2 ends together, securely attach them together sing the tail of yarn.

Flower:
R : 1 - Ch 2, 12 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join,
R : 2 - *sl in next hdc, Ch 3, 3 tr, in 1st dc, ch3, slst in the same st,
 sl st in the next hdc*, Repeat 5 more times for 6 petals.
Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing on hat. 

And I love them!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tutorial : How I Made Polymer Clay Buttons

I had so many people ask me,
"How do you make your  buttons"?
I thought I should make a tutorial.
I am not an expert, but this is what I did.
See The Video on my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK 

1. Preheat the toaster oven, according to the package directions
of the polymer clay you purchased.
Mine says 275. Then Put a piece of parchment
paper in the sheet pan.
2. Assemble your stuff. I used:
Polymer Clay,  2 inch cookie cutter,
roller and a button hole maker or tooth pick,
another piece of parchment paper to work on.

3. Choose your colors.
I am using about .5 oz. of
brown and beige this time.

4. Knead and roll your colors into 2 long canes.
these are about 12 inches long.
This is the hardest part, but it really works those muscles!

5. Then, cut the cane into 3 pieces.
Take the first one, and twist the cane folding them,
but not letting the colors mix.

6. Roll out the clay to about 1/4 inch thickness
and press your cookie cutter in.
7. Use the button hole maker or a tooth pick
to make the holes.
(I use the left overs to make round buttons)
Bake for 15 minutes
 or according to your Clay's directions.
8. When the buttons are cooled, I wait about 30 minutes.
Spray with Glitter Spray, Then Clear Gloss.
The ones on the left are sprayed with just gloss.

Depending on size of buttons,
you can get 4 to 6 buttons per oz
of Polymer clay.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Square and Round Cotton Wash Cloths

Well, its a rainy Saturday morning,
so I decided to go ahead and
finish writing the wash cloth
crochet patterns.

I put the Small Square and
 the Small Round together.

I love mine.
 I have them in each shower and in my gym bag.



Please, Add this Crochet pattern to your 
Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook-H
Cotton worsted Weight Yarn - I used peaches and cream
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Picot Stitch (pcst)

Square Wash Cloth:
See The Video For the Small 
Square Washcloth at this LINK


Notes:
Ch1 Does not count as a st.

R : 1 - Ch 13, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 *1 dc in the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch*,
repeat from * to *  across row, ch1, turn. (12 sts)

R : 2 - * 1 sc in the 1st st, 1 dc in the next st*
 ( dc in the scs, sc in the dcs for pattern)
repeat from *to* across row, ch1, turn. (12 sts)

R : 3 - R: 13 - Repeat R : 2

Trim: sc evenly around all four sides of the cloth,
stitching 3 scs each corner. join to first sc, tie off, weave in your ends.


Round Wash Cloth:

See the Video on my Youtube Channel
Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook-H
Cotton worsted Weight Yarn - I used peaches and cream
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Picot Stitch (pcst)

Notes:
Ch1 does not count as a st.

Size: 3.5 inches 

R : 1 - Ch 3, 8 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join with a sl st to form a circle.ch1  (8sc)

R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1 (16sc)

R : 3 - * 1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st*
repeat from * to* around, join, ch1 (24sc)

R : 4 - * 1 sc in the 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*
repeat from *to* around, join, ch 1 (32sc)

R : 5 - * 1sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc*
 repeat from *to* around, join, ch 1(40sc)

R : 6 - * 1 sc in the 1st 4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*
repeat from *to* around, join, ch 1 (48sc)

Picot Trim - *1 sc in the first 3 sc, 1 sc pt ct in the next st,
 repeat from * around, join, and tie off.


You can make two of these and stitch them 
together with the trim, leaving the bottom open,
 for a pocket for your fingers, 
and it makes a great face cloth as well.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Plant Hanger Extender Crochet Pattern

I Bought This beautiful
pot of petunias
 to hang up on my Deck....
But it was so high...
I couldn't reach it to water it,
without a ladder.
So I made this...
A Planter Hanger extender.
Now I can water them
and enjoy them.
Here is what I did:

With a thick yarn and a J hook

Ch 13, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and
in each ch across, ( 12 sc)
 then ch 6, turn,
working down the other side of the ch,
1 sc in each ch(12 sc)
Then ch 6 , join with a sl st and tie off.
Be sure to weave in ends securely
 for a strong hold.


Thanks!



Sunday, May 13, 2012

Soap Bag Crochet Pattern

Number 3 in my Cotton Yarn Journey

I have made a few of these,
but they are always to big!

I Love The V-Stitch so I decided
to incorporate it into this
Cute little soap bag.



See the Video On my Youtube Channel
 at This LINK:
Cotton Soap Bag Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to YourRavelry Favorties.

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook  -H
Cotton worsted Weight Yarn - I used Peaches and Cream

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
V Stitch (Vst) for this pattern is just 2dc

Size - 5 X 3 inches

Notes: 
Ch1 does not count as a st.
Ch3 counts as a dc

R: 1 - Ch 9, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 1 sc in next 6 chs,
 2 sc in the last ch, turn working down
the opposite side of the ch,
 2 sc in the next ch, 1 sc in the next 6 chs,
2 sc in the last ch, join with a sl st, ch 1
(20sc)

R: 2 - 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1 (20sc)

R: 3 - Repeat R: 2 , ch 3 (20sc)

R: 4 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
* skip the next st, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat from *to * around, join, ch 3 ( 10 groups of 2 dc) )

R: 5 - 1 dc in the st as the ch 3,
2 dc in  between the next 2 dcs,(V st),
 2 dc in each the space between each dc around,
join, ch 3 (10 Vst)

R: 6 - R: 8 - Repeat R : 5

R: 9 - 1 sc in each st around, join, ch 3

R: 10 - R: 11 - Repeat R : 5

R: 12 - *1 sc in the 1st st, skip the next st*
  Repeat from * to * around,
join, ch 1

R : 13 - 1 sc in each st around join , tie off.

Draw string  - ch 60,  and weave through
 spaces on row R : 12
and tie in a knot, for the draw string.

Slip it on your favorite bar of soap.

Tah - Dah
 That's it!



Monday, May 7, 2012

Baby bunny Wash Cloth Free Pattern

Baby Bunny Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern -
Pattern # 2  on my Cotton Yarn journey
I have a few friends having babies
and was thinking it would be fun
 to make something to go in a gift basket.
This blog has both the crochet pattern
 for the baby wash cloth,
and how to form the bunny.


See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Baby Bunny Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern 
by Sara Sach


Please,  Add This Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook-H
Cotton worsted Weight Yarn - I used peaches and cream
You can several of these with one ball of yarn.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Picot Stitch ( pt st)

Size: 6 X 8 Inches

Notes:
Ch1 at ends of rows does not count as  stitch.

R : 1 - Ch 22 loosely, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, skip the next ch,
*2 hdc in the next ch, skip the next ch*, repeat from *to* across,
1 hdc in the last ch, ch1, turn.

(20 hdc - the amount of hdc is the same for all rows 1-10)

R : 2 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, skip the next st, *2 hdc in the next st,
skip the next st*, repeat from*to* across, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn.

R : 3-10 - Repeat R : 2

R : 11 - TRIM - 1 hdc in each st across, 3 hdc in the last st to form the 1st corner,

*hdc evenly down the side of the cloth, 3 hdc in the next corner,
Repeat from * on the remaining 2 sides, join with a sl st, ch 2 ( do not turn)

R : 12 - (*1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc pt st), repeat from (* to )
around all 4 sides of the cloth, join and tie off.



To Form The Bunny :

See This Video on My Youtube Channel at this LINK

Roll the cloth with the short ends to the sides. 
Then Cut a 15 inch piece of yarn, or thin ribbon.


Then fold the Roll in half, 
and tie the yarn around the center and form a bow.
This bunny would make a great
 baby shower package topper.
Make a set of 3 as a gift.

Knitting Pattern for a washcloth at this link:
Washcloth Knitting Pattern
I Hope you enjoy this Pattern
 -- I think it is just so sweet!



Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cotton Fever

I got a really great deal on a
huge bunch of Cotton Yarn!
All this for $9.99
I usually work with worsted weight, but have done 
a few things with cotton yarn.
I have decided to see what really cool items
 I can make with it.
Sweatbands/ headbands - thick and thin Styles
Get the pattern HERE




These are a few Cotton Crochet patterns to come....
3. Hair Scrunchies - Coming Soon
8. Shopping and produce Bags:







It would be fun to put
them together in a E-Book
I think I will..
And I will call it
"Cotton Fever"!