Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free Boot Cuff Crochet pattern

Free Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern
We just updated this crochet pattern and 
added a video to help you.

See the Video Tutorial on My Youtube Channel at this LINK

Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy 

Hook - I
Yarn - Option1 - Worsted Weight (4) yarn, and Chunky yarn - I used Homespun yarn
           Option 2  -Worsted Weight (4) Vanna's Choice
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)

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

R: 1 - Beginning at the top band, With the WW yarn, 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 - (For Option 1 Change to the Chunky yarn, Option 2 WW4)
 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,
1 hdc in the 1st st, join, ch 2

R: 32 -  1 hdc in the same st as the ch 3, ch1,
*2 hdc in the next ch1 space, ch1*
 Repeat from *to *  around cuff,
1 hdc in the 1st st, join, ch 2

R: 33- Sl st to the 1st ch1 sp, ch2, 1 hdc in that ch1 sp, ch 1
*2 hdc in the next ch1 space, ch1*
 Repeat from *to *  around cuff,
ch 2, join.

R: 34 - 43 - Repeat R : 32 (if you need a longer Cuff continue to add more rows )

R: 45 - Forming the bottom cuff, Change back to the WW Yarn if doing option 1,
1 dc in each hdc and in each ch1 around, join, ch3

R: 46 - 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: 47 - R: 48 - Repeat R: 46

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

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

Friday, October 7, 2011

Baby Bonnet - Preemie - 3 months

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)

You can see this Video on MY Youtube channel at this LINK

Basic Baby Bonnet Crochet Pattern for Boys and Girls
By Sara Sach

Pattern, Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy

Hook- H
Yarn- Light with (3) 2 Colors - 
          C1- body of Bonnet, C2 for trim and ties
           I used Red Heart babyhugs
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl at)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Sizes: Preemie ( 12 inches), Newborn (14 inches), 
         3 months (16 inches), 6 months (16 inches)
The Pattern is written in Preemie size, with bigger sizes in parenthesis.

Notes: Ch 3 at ends of rows counts as a dc.

R : 1 - Ch 15(17, 19, 21)
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, ch1, turn, ch3
(30,32, 34, 36sc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the 1st sc, *skip the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 
 repeat from * to * around row,  1 dc in the last sc, ch3, turn
(1dc, 14, 16, 18, 20 sets of 2 dc, 1dc)

R : 3 - 1 dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in the space between the 1st 2 dc,
 *2 dc in space between the next 2dc*  repeat From * to *
around bonnet, 1 dc in the last dc, Ch 3 turn.

Repeat R : 3 -
      R : 4 - R: 8- Preemie,  
      R: 4 - R: 10 - Newborn,
      R: 4- R; 12  - 3 Months 
      R: 4 - R: 14  - 6 Months 

 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 sl st.

Working around the front trim 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,

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

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!