Thursday, March 28, 2019

Free Crochet Pattern-- Horizon Wrap




The Horizon Wrap has soft notes of pink and purple. It can really bring such a feminine touch to your look. This rectangle wrap can also act as a scarf for the winter months! 

I personally don't wear shawls or wraps too much but I do love scarves. When I browse through Instagram, I really admire all that you can do with a shawl in the design aspect. There are some really beautiful shawl designs out there and those posts inspired me to give wrap designing a shot. 

The Horizon Wrap is my very first shawl design but I look forward to growing as a designer to make some intricate and beautiful ones in the near future.

Pattern

To purchase an inexpensive PDF version of this pattern, visit Etsy or Ravelry
To pin this for later, visit Pinterest.




Materials


4 skeins of Red Heart Unforgettable in Pearly
6.5mm hook
tapestry needle

Abbreviations


FHDC- foundationless half double crochet
ch- chain
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
st-stitch
sts-stitches
ch sp-chain space
*- repeat from first * to the second *
( ) - at the end of each row the number of stitches will be shown between the parentheses

Gauge


Half Double Crochet section 3.25 sts and 2.5 rows = 1”
Textured section (spatter pattern stitch) 2 rows = 1”

Measurements


69” long and 18” wide

Notes

-The length is created first with the foundationless half double crochet and the width is crocheted with each row.
-When you crochet the texturized section, try to keep your tension loose. It’s easy to tighten up with the chains that are crocheted in this section, which can result your piece to shrink in length as you crochet more and more rows.
-If you are unfamiliar with the foundationless half double crochet and would rather begin with a foundation chain, chain 226 and half double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook and continue with half double crochet to the end.
-To alter the length of your wrap, chain multiples of 4 + 2 or FHDC multiples of 4 +1.



Let's begin...

FHDC 225

Row 1: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), hdc across, turn your work (225)

Row 2-5: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), hdc across, turn your work (225)

Row 6: ch 3 (count as a dc), dc into the fourth st, ch 1, count two sts back and dc in to it (this creates a X), dc into the following st *skip 2 sts and dc into the third st, ch1, dc into the first st you skipped, dc into the next st* repeat to the end, turn your work (225)

Row 7:  ch 3 (count as dc), dc into first st, skip the next st, *dc into the next ch sp (between the X), skip the next two sts, dc in the next st, dc in to the first skipped st* repeat til you have on 3 sts and your turning ch left, dc in the ch sp, skip the next st, 2dc into the top of turning ch, turn your work (225)

Row 8-11: repeat row 6 and 7 (225)

Row 12-16: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), hdc across, turn your work (225)

Row 17: ch 3 (count as a dc), dc into the fourth st, ch 1, count two sts back and dc in to it (this creates a X), dc into the following st *skip 2 sts and dc into the third st, ch1, dc into the first st you skipped, dc into the next st* repeat to the end, turn your work (225)

Row 18: ch 3 (count as dc), dc into first st, skip the next st, *dc into the next ch sp (between the X), skip the next two sts, dc in the next st, dc in to the first skipped st* repeat til you have on 3 sts and your turning ch left, dc in the ch sp, skip the next st, 2dc into the top of turning ch, turn your work (225)

Row 19-22repeat row 18 and 19 (225)

Row 23-27: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), hdc across, turn your work (225)

Row 28ch 3 (count as a dc), dc into the fourth st, ch 1, count two sts back and dc in to it (this creates a X), dc into the following st *skip 2 sts and dc into the third st, ch1, dc into the first st you skipped, dc into the next st* repeat to the end, turn your work (225)

Row 29: ch 3 (count as dc), dc into first st, skip the next st, *dc into the next ch sp (between the X), skip the next two sts, dc in the next st, dc in to the first skipped st* repeat til you have on 3 sts and your turning ch left, dc in the ch sp, skip the next st, 2dc into the top of turning ch, turn your work (225)

Row 30-33: repeat rows 28 and 29 (225)

Row 34-38: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), hdc across, turn your work (225)

I single crocheted up the sides of the wrap to give it a cleaner look. However, you can choose to leave it alone if you’d like.



Thank you for your support and I hope that you have enjoyed this pattern. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you ever run into any problems.

Happy crocheting!


XO,

Laura


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Friday, March 22, 2019

Free Crochet Pattern-- Buzy Bee Keychain



The Buzy Bee Keychain is a quick and easy pattern. Bring a cute little bumble bee along for the ride without getting a sting in the butt because you accidentally sat on it.

Honestly, I am not a huge bee fan at all. Sure I love their honey and sure I'm aware of their importance. BUUUUUUUUT, I've gotten stung enough times that I legit have a reason to not to like them.

But hey! Now I can say I like them as long as they're squishy and made out of yarn. I hope that you love this itty bitty busy bumble bee pattern!

Pattern

For the ad-free and inexpensive PDF version, please visit Etsy or Ravelry. The PDF version comes with additional step-by-step pictures.

To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.





Materials


-any worsted weight yarn (yellow, black, and white, Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn was used in the picture)
-one pair of 9mm or 10 mm safety eyes
-poly-fil stuffing
-a keychain of your choice
-3.5 mm or 4.0mm hook
-tapestry needle


Abbreviations


sc- single crochet
inc- single crochet increase (2 single crochets in 1 stitch)
invdec- invisible decrease  
slst- slip stitch
ch- chain
mc- magic circle   
* - repeat stitches from first asterisk to second asterisk
( )- the number of stitches at the end of the round


Notes


Make stitches tight as to not let the stuffing come through the stitches. 
Chain 1 in the beginning of each round doesn’t count as a stitch.
Be careful not to slip stitch into the previous round’s slip stitch or to single crochet into it.


Wings (Make 2)

Ch6

Row 1:  dc into the 3rdch from the hook, hdc into the next ch, sc in the next 2 sts.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Body

Round 1: With yellow yarn, create a MR and crochet 6 sc into the ring

Round 2: *sc, 2sc in the next* repeat 3 times, sl st into the next st (9)

Round 3: ch1, sc in the same st as your slst, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc in the next* repeat 2 times, sl st into the next st (12)

Round 4: ch1, sc in the same st as your slst, sc in the next 2 sts , 2 sc in the next st, *sc in the next 3 sts, 2sc in the next* repeat 2 times, sl st into the next st (15)

Round 5: ch1, sc in the same st as your slst, sc around into the next 14 sts, sl st into the next st (switch to black yarn when pulling up a loop for your slip stitch) (15)

Insert your hook into the next stitch to slip stitch.

Yarn over with the black and pull through all loops on your hook. Leave your yellow yarn because you will pick it back up later.


Round 6: ch 1, sc in the same spot as where you slst into, sc around in the next 14 sts, slst in the next st (15)

Round 7: ch 1, sc in the same spot as where you slst into, sc around in the next 14 sts, slst in the next st (switch to yellow yarn when pulling up a loop for your slip stitch) (15)

Put your safety eyes in now and get some black yarn to sew in your smile.  Place your eyes between rows 3 and 4 and 3-4 sts apart. Hold your Amigurumi so that the slip stitched are facing downward and the least visible. 

Round 8: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, sc around in the next 14 sts, sl st in the next st (15)

Round 9: ch1, sc in to the st where you last sl st into, sc around in the next 14 sts, sl st in the next st (15)

Sew in your wings, half of the wing over a row of black and the other half over a row of yellow. Refer to picture.  





Row 10: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, sc in the next 2 sts, invdec in the next st *sc in the next 3 sts, invdec* repeat 2 times, sl st in the next st (12)

Row 11: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, sc in the next st, invdec in the next st *sc in the next 2 sts, invdec* repeat 2 times, sl st in the next st (9)

Stuff your bee with poly-fil.

Row 12: ch1, sc in the ch where you last slst, invdec *sc in the next sts, invdec* repeat 2 times, sl st in the next st (6)

Fasten off, stuff the rest of your bee firmly and close your bee’s rear end. Weave in any loose ends. 

Attach your keychain between the bee’s two wings.




I hope that this pattern was a fun one for you and that your buzy bee gets to accompany you on many sweet trips.


Happy crocheting!






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