Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free Boot Cuff Crochet pattern

 Essential Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

Fall is coming and So is Boot Season!
Are you Ready?
 Get Ready with this Super Easy Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern.

We have retested and updated This Boot Cuff
 Crochet Pattern.
And Added a Brand new Video

See the Video Tutorial on My Youtube Channel at this LINK

Essential Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill- Easy 

Hook - J / 6.0 MM
Yarn - Chunky(5) Yarn Soft Essential Pixie Stripe(C2) and Rose(C1) - 2 oz of each yarn)
Yarn Needle
Tape measure for adjusting the pattern

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Skip (sk)
Space (sp)
Change to (chgto)

Sizing - 1 size fits most
Boot Cuff measures 10 inched around and 8 inches long.
4 rows of the band = approx. 1 inch

Ch2 Does not Count as a st.
Ch2 counts as a HDC
Ch3 Counts as a dc
Round are joined with a slst

R: 1 - Beginning at the top band, With C1, Ch 11,
1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 9 chs, ch1 turn (10 sc)

R: 2 - Working in the back loops, 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (10 fpsc)

R: 3 - 28 - Repeat R- 2

R: 29 - Repeat R : 2 , do not tie off, put the 2 ends together to form a circle,
and sc closed, do not tie off.

R: 30 - Turn Band up and sc around the top of the cuff,
putting 1 sc in the top of each row for 29 scs, join

R: 31 - Chgto C2, Ch2, 1 hdc in the 1st sc, sk the next sc,
*2 hdc in the next sc, ch1,skip the next sc*
 Repeat from *to *  around cuff, sk last 2 sc,
1 hdc in the 1st st, join, ch 2
(14 sets of 2hdc, ch1)

R: 32 -  Ch2, 1 hdc in the 1st ch1 sp, ch1,
*2 hdc in the next ch1 space, ch1*
 Repeat from *to *  around cuff,
1 hdc in the 1st st, join, ch 2
(14 sets of 2hdc, ch1)

R: 33-39 - Repeat R: 31

R: 40 - Forming the bottom cuff, Chgto C1,
1 dc in each hdc and in each ch1 around, join, ch3
(42 dc)

R: 41 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc
in the next st, repeat from * around cuff.

R: 42 - Repeat R: 41, Tie off and weave in your ends.

Make Sure you stitch up 2.

Wear Them up, or roll them down over your boots.

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Hope You enjoy the Crochet Pattern!
I Love it and plan on making several colors.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Baby Bonnet - Preemie - 3 months

Baby Bonnets Free Crochet Pattern

By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

A Fellow Crocheter and Photographer asked me if I could
 design a basic baby bonnet crochet pattern,
that was sized Preemie to 3 months.
Here is what I came up with:

I designed This Baby Bonnet crochet pattern about 5 years ago.
in 3 sizes, Preemie, Newborn and 3 months.
I decided it was time for an update!
And I added the 6 month size.

When I updated The Pattern.
Red Heart Yarn sent me this wonderful yarn.
babyhugs yarn
It has been tested for any harmful substances.
See the seal of Approval!
This yarn comes in Worsted weight (4) 
and Light weight (3) yarn
It is amazingly soft, and glides on the hook easily.
And has really fun colors that blend well together.
As well as the basic pastels.
 For This Bonnet Pattern I used the Light Weight (3)

See the Video on My Youtube Crochet 
 channel at this LINK

Basic Baby Bonnet Crochet Pattern
Pattern, Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy

Hook- H / 5.00
Yarn- Light (3) 2 Colors – Your Choice of Colors - 
          2 - 3 oz. Depending on size
          C1- body of Bonnet, C2 for trim and ties
           I used Red Heart baby hugs
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Sizes: Preemie (8 inches)
           Newborn (10 inches)
           3 months (12  inches)
           6 months (14 inches)
The Pattern is written in Preemie size, with bigger sizes in parenthesis.

Notes: Ch 3 Counts as dc.

             Ch1 does not count as a st.

R: 1 - Ch 14(16, 18, 20)
1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch, 2 sc in the last ch, 
Turn, working down the opposite side of the Ch,
 2 sc in the 1st ch, 1 sc in each ch to the end, turn, ch3
(28, 32, 36, 40 sc)

R: 2 - 1 dc in the next sc, *skip the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 
 repeat from * to * around row,  2 dc in the last sc, turn, ch 3
(2dc, 14, 16, 18, 20 sets of 2 dc, 2dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in 1st 2dc, 2 dc in the space between the 1st 2 dc,
 *2 dc in space between the next 2dc* repeat from * to *
around the bonnet, 1 dc in the last 2dc, turn, ch3
(2dc, 14, 16, 18, 20 sets of 2 dc, 2dc)

R: 4 - Repeat R : 3

Repeat R: 3 -
      R: 5 - R: 8 – For Preemie (4 more Rows)

      R: 5 - R: 10 – For Newborn (6 more Rows)
      R: 5- R: 12 – For 3 Months (8 more Rows)
      R: 5 - R: 14 – For 6 Months (10 more Rows)

 Trim and Ties - Change to C2, 1 sc in the 1st st, ch 25(30, 35, 40) 
1 dc in the last ch, sl st back down the ch, join in the same st 
as the 1st ch with a sc.

Working around the front edge of the bonnet, 
*1 sc in the 1st st, skip the next st, 3 dc in the next st*,
 repeat from *to* across front trim of the bonnet to the corner,
sc in the last st.

 Repeat the same as for the 1st tie, 

then sc around the back edge
of the bonnet to the 1st corner, and tie off. Weave in your ends.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Granny Square Challenge Week 3

I am having a blast with the
 "Granny Square Challenge".
In case you missed it.
I am Challenging my self to make 7, 
 5 inch Granny Squares each week,
From my left over yarns.

I have learned 2 new styles and have a lot more I want to learn.
I always thought Granny squares where only made by,
not True!
Well, I am a Grandma, but definitely NOT a Granny.

This is what I have so far, 21, 5 inch squares..
not enough for a throw, yet,
but I am loving all the textures and colors.

And here is my Tub full of Fun!!!
You are welcome to come join in on the fun!