Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Frog Beanie



FREE Crochet Pattern, www.RAKJpatterns.com, Baby Frog Beanie, crochet pattern
Materials:
Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice Yarn
H-5.0mm hook Stitch markers
Yarn needle

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






Gauge: 
11 sts and 14 rows in sc = 4” square

Notes:
1. The hat is worked from the top down continuously in the round. If you like, mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker for your reference.
2. The gauge should be loose for this pattern, so please check before beginning.
3. You can substitute the yarn for any worsted weight  #4 yarn such as Red Heart, I Love This Yarn and others that match the gauge.


Directions
Newborn
Using Color A, ch 4, sl st to first chain to create a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1 (this counts as your first sc), 7sc in ring (8 sts).
Round 2: Working continuously in the round, 2sc in each stitch (16 sts).
Round 3: * Sc, 2sc in next stitch, repeat from * to complete round (24 sts).
Round 4: * Sc2, 2sc in next stitch, repeat from * to complete round (32 sts).
Rounds 5-16: Sc in each stitch (32 sts). To finish, sl st to first stitch of round.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Eyes: make 2
Start with the black:
Ch 2,
Round 1: In first chain, 6sc, sl st to first stitch to join the ring. 
Round 2: Join the white, fasten off black, 2sc in each stitch around, sl st to join round
Round 3: Ch 1 sc in same stitch, 2sc in the next stitch, * sc, 2sc and repeat from the * around the circle for a total of 18 stitches, sl st to join row. Fasten off white.
Round 4: Join the green on any stitch. Ch1, sc around 15 stitches. Fasten off, leave a tail of 10 inches. Weave in all extra ends.
Take your yarn needle and sew the eyes evenly onto the hat.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pettiskirt Crochet Pattern in Review

A few years ago I was working with a photographer in Chicago and she needed a few photo props...Well, I sat down with my yarn (Red Heart to be exact) and whipped up this beauty. It is still one of my favorites today. I mean, who doesn't love ruffles??? And lots of them!

For the stitches, you'll use: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and then front and back post single crochet. Don't be intimidated by the front and back post--it's easy!

Now, how in the world do you use the basic stitches and come up with a ruffle skirt? Layers my friend. Layers.

By utilizing the front and back loops of the stitch, you can go back and work on top of the stitches to add layers.

This skirt works up as follows: brim, base skirt, and then ruffles added in layers to finish. Sounds easy right? You should try it! You can get your pattern here from our website pattern store, Etsy or Ravelry.

Now, this was designed primarily as a photography prop. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn to create it so it is a little heavier, and not meant for personal use....HOWEVER, you could use a lighter yarn, as long as you match the gauge, to create a light weight version that could be worn.


I think that you'll find these final product photos from the Pettiskirt Pattern just adorable! 
made by BriarRoseCrafts (project from Ravelry)
Callie Beardall (FB)
made by Meykillian (project photo from Ravelry)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Every Woman Has a Favorite Pair of Shoes! Shoe pattern that is!

I have been working on adding shoe and slipper patterns for all ages over the past 6-8 months....and just in case some have slipped through through the cracks, I wanted to feature them! They range from baby to adult, and most offer multiple sizes. If you're interested in any of the patterns, you can check them out in RAKJ's Instant Download Store, Etsy or Ravelry.  If you haven't ever tried shoes patterns, jump in and give'em a try! It's not difficult, and if you keep you gauge consistent, your shoes WILL turn out the same size! Don't trick yourself into thinking they will be different-- that's the most heard excuse out there!
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 Ashley Loafers
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 Brooke Slippers (Adult)
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 Button Up Boots
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 Cable Slippers (Adult)
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 Classy Sassy Slippers
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 Cozy Adult Slippers
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Baby Crocodile Stitch Boots 
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 Toddler Crocodile Stitch Sandals (multiple sizes)
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Ladies Crocodile Stitch Slippers (multiple sizes) 
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Dana Loafers 
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 Dream Slippers
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Elf Slippers 
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Everyday Slippers (multiple sizes) 
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 Frog Loafers (multiple sizes for baby/toddler)
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 Glee Slippers 
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 Lola Sandals
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 Moky Croky
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 Rainbow Swirl Mary Janes
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 Strappy'do Sandals (multiple slippers)
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 Super Sneakers
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Tranquil Slippers (multiple sizes)