Sunday, November 16, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Thick and Thin Hooded Cocoon

Free Crochet Pattern, RAKJpatterns, hooded cocoon, thick and thin yarn
What you need:
Crochet Hook Q-15.0mm
Crochet Hook N-9mm
Yarn: Thick and Thin
This yarn is from A&DBoutique
https://www.etsy.com/shop/myADBoutique
Color: Natural
2 skeins: Yards 66 each


Gauge: 4 inches =6 stitches and 3 rows; based off of dc swatch


Legend:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Measurements:
From top to bottom: 21 inches
Side to side: 7.5 inches
Free Crochet Pattern, RAKJpatterns, hooded cocoon, thick and thin yarn
To begin:
With Q-15mm hook
Ch4, sl st to the first ch to join into a ring
Row 1: Ch3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in the ring 9 times, sl st to the 3rd ch of the first ch3 to join the row here and throughout each row. (10 stitches)
Row 2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch for a total of 20 stitches, sl st to join row.
Rows 3-11: Ch3, dc in the next stitch and in each stitch, sl st to join row (20)
Row 12: Ch3, dc in the next 15 stitches (16 total) (you are now creating the hood)
Rows 13-17: Ch3, turn, dc15. Fasten off the last row, but leave a tail of yarn approx. 10 inches long to sew the top.

Pull the 2 corners together, with yarn needle, sew the top together.

Trimming:
With the N-9mm hook
Join your yarn on the top seam of the hole, sc around the face hole, sl st to join row.
Ch1, sc around, sl st to join row. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Madison Hat

RAKJpatterns, Madison Hat Pattern, Free crochet pattern
Materials:
Red Heart Soft, 100% acrylic, medium weight #4 yarn
H/8-5.0mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
1 skein: Grape (Color A)
1 skein: Charcoal (Color B)
1 skein: Berry (Color C)
Yarn needle

Legend:
Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)
Skip
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Gauge:
11 sts and 13 rows in sc = 3” square

Notes:
1. The hat is worked from the top down in joined rounds.
2. The first ch3 of each round will not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
3. The size can be made smaller or larger by using a smaller or larger hook to decrease or increase gauge.

Usage:
- You may use the finished items for personal and commercial use.
- You must use your own photos as a representation of your work.
- You may not use the photo(s) shown.
- Do not resell, share or redistribute the pattern.

How to Read this Pattern:
1. When a number is before the command, such as 3hdc, you will work in the SAME stitch.
2. When a number is AFTER the command, such as hdc3, you will work that command in the number of FOLLOWING stitches.
3. The number in parenthesis () at the end of the round is the TOTAL number of stitches for that round.

Sizes and Finished Measurements
Finished Measurements
Approximately 2-5 years
For other sizes, see Notes.
RAKJpatterns, Madison Hat Pattern, Free crochet pattern

Hat
Using Color A, Ch4, sl st to join.
Round 1: Ch2 (Does not count as stitch here and throughout), * dc3, ch2, repeat from * 3 more times, sl st to first stitch to join (20 sts).
Round 2: Turn, ch2, * (dc2, ch2, dc3) in each ch2 space, sl st to first stitch to join (40 sts).
Round 3: Turn, ch2, * (dc3, ch2, dc3) in each ch2 space, sl st to first stitch to join (80 sts).
Round 4: Turn, ch2, (dc3, ch2) in each ch2 space, sl st to first stitch to join (80 sts).
Rounds 5-10: Turn, ch2, (dc, ch1) in each ch2 space (64 sts).
Round 11: Turn, ch2, dc3 in each ch1 space (48 sts).
Round 12: Join Color B, sc in each stitch (48 sts).
Rounds 13-16: Working in the round, sc in each stitch (48 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Using yarn needle, weave in and out of every 2 stitches with Color C.
Flower: Using Color C, ch61.
Row 1: Turn, sc20, hdc20, dc20.
Round 2: Turn, ch1, * skip 2 sts, dc2, double treble, dc2, repeat from * to end.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Roll into a rosette and secure with yarn needle.
Sew flower onto hat with yarn needle.

Monday, November 10, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Crown or Tiara for Baby

FREE CROCHET PATTERN, crown or tiara crochet pattern, 0-18 months, rakjpatterns Usage:
- You may use the finished items for personal and commercial use.
- You must use your own photos as a representation of your work. 
- You may not use the photo(s) shown.
- Do not resell, share or redistribute the pattern.

How to Read this Pattern:
1. When a number is before the command, such as 3hdc, you will work in the SAME stitch.
2. When a number is AFTER the command, such as hdc3, you will work that command in the number of FOLLOWING stitches.
3. The number in parenthesis () at the end of the round is the TOTAL number of stitches for that round.

Materials:
Hook: E-3.75m
Yarn: Medium Weight (weight 4)
Used: Red Heart Super Saver
Yarn Needle

Legend:
Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)
Skip (sk)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Single Crochet Decrease (sc dec)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Post Single Crochet (bpsc)
Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc)

Gauge: 
2.5” square in sc = 10 rows and 7 stitches
Please check gauge and adjust accordingly

Notes:
1. I would recommend a #4 yarn such as Red Heart. The crown will hold shape best with a sturdier yarn.
2. You can work the top as a solid sc panel if you do not want the ribbing, just sc instead of fpsc, bpsc.  

Beginning Chain Amount: 

0-3 months: 57 chains
3-6 months:  64
6-9 months: 71
12-18 months: 78

Crown/Tiara point counts:
0-3 months: 8/5
3-6 months: 9/6
6-9 months: 10/7
12-18 months: 11/8


To begin:
BASE: 
Ch57 (or size appropriate chain count from above)
Row 1: Turn, sc in first stitch from hook and across, sl st to the first chain.
Row 2: Ch1, sc in each chain, do not join row.
Row 3:  Working in the round, sc2, locate the post 2 rows below for the next stitch. Fpdc in that post. This will create an outward 'loop' for the drawstring. * Sc2 on the current row; fpdc in the next post 2 rows below, repeat from * to complete round, Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Crown Points
All will be created the same way:
Join your yarn in any stitch. Make sure the front side of the band is facing you.
Row 1: Ch1 (this will not count as a stitch), Sc 7 (7 sts).
Row 2: Turn, sc dec, sc3, sc dec (5 sts).
Row 3: Turn, sc dec, sc1, sc dec (3 sts).
Row 4: Turn, sc dec, using the middle sc dec  again (2 sts).
Row 5: Turn, sc dec, fasten off. Weave in ends.

TIARA
Only complete 2/3 of the points instead of a full crown.

Trim
Join yarn in any stitch between the crown points.
Using the ends of rows as stitches, sc up the point, and in the top where the last sc dec was made, (sc, ch 3, sc) in that stitch and then sc down the crown point. Repeat on each point and then fasten off.


Drawstring
Ch 90 (or chain long enough to go through loops and tie. Fasten off.
Weave in and out of the loops on the band and then tie into a bow.