Saturday, January 28, 2017

NEW FREE PATTERN!! Frank's Yarmulke/Kippah


I was commissioned by cousin's husband, Frank, to find or create a pattern from the picture of a yarmulke/kippah that he found online. I could not find a paid or free pattern, only completed objects for sale. As he is a fellow crocheter, and likes to make his own kippah's, I was more than happy to oblige. I pray this honors my Jewish family.

I had others request that I share the pattern, so here we are!
Of course, this pattern is free. :)
If you want to download a free .pdf, it is available on Ravelry, and Craftsy.
Otherwise, the pattern is as follows:

Materials:
About an oz of each color (maybe less of the secondary colors) in Worsted Weight yarn (US medium #4, UK 10 ply)
H hook
Large eye needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 4sc x 4 rows = 1” x 1”

Abbreviations:
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sk- skip
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
MC- main color
CC1- coordinating color 1
CC2- coordinating color 2
CC3- coordinating color 3

Pattern:

*Join each round*

Rd1- With MC, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (or use a magic ring). Join (6sc)

Rd2- ch1, 2sc in each sc around. Join. (12sc)

Rd3- ch1, (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around. (18sc) Change to CC1, Cut MC

*From here you will be changing colors every row*

Rd4- Using CC1, ch1, (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next) around. (24) Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd5- W/MC, ch1, (sc in 3sc, 2sc in next) around. (30) Change to CC2, Cut MC

Rd6- w/CC2, ch1, (sc in 4sc, 2sc in next) around. (36) Change to MC, Cut CC2

Rd7- w/MC, ch1, (sc in 5sc, 2sc in next) around. (42) Change to CC3, Cut MC

Rd8- w/CC3, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 1, 3dc in next st) around. (63 dc) Change to MC, Cut CC3

Rd9- w/MC, sl st to middle dc of first 3dc set, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 2, 3dc in next) around, sk last st from Rd8. (63dc) Change to CC1, Cut MC

Rd10- w/CC1, ch1, sc in same space and next 7, (2sc in next, sc in 8st) 6x, 2sc in last dc. (70st) Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd11- w/MC, ch1, sc in same sp and next 8, (2sc in next, sc in 9st) 6x, 2sc in last dc. (77st) Change to CC2, Cut MC

Rd12- w/CC2, ch1, sc in each sc around. (77sc) Change to MC, Cut CC2

Rd13- w/MC, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 2, 3dc in next) 25x, sk last sc, join and cut color. (78dc) Change to CC3

Rd14- w/CC3, join in the middle dc of first 3dc set, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (3dc in middle dc of next set) 25x. (78dc) Change to MC, cut CC3

Rd15- w/MC, ch1, sc in join and each dc around. (78sc) Change to CC1, cut MC

Rd16- w/CC1, repeat Rd15, Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd17- w/MC, repeat Rd 15, Change to CC3, Cut MC

Rd18- w/CC3, repeat Rd 13, Change to MC, Cut CC3

Rd19- w/MC, repeat Rd 14, Join and Cut.

If you want to extend the hat to cover the ears, you can repeat Rows 15-17 once.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stash Busting Sock Yarn BFF's

Hey all. I know it's been a while, but here's to 2017 and a fresh, new start. 

This is not a brand new pattern for me, but it was designed late in 2016. 

I wanted a pattern that would use one skein of sock yarn since that seems to the yarn that floats around my stash unused the longest. Here we have 3 little buddies that are each made from no more than 50g of sock yarn. However, my good friend Theresa also made some out of regular cotton to show them in a different size. I think they turned out great, so I included her versions in the pattern!

Remember, these guys are here to help you STASH-BUST, so use up whatever random yarns you have floating around.  

Dragon, Bear, and Unicorn. Perfect for all my fantasy loving people out there!


VISIT RAVELRY or CRAFTSY  for the free .pdf.