Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NoGrinch's Messy Bun Hat

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Facebook was inundated with the Messy Bun Hat yesterday so I had to try my hand at creating one!


Here's my first attempt...


(Half double crochet version posted at top, scroll down for double crochet version of the pattern)

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NoGrinch's Messy Bun Hat Half Double Crochet Version


Supplies:
Hook: Size H
Worsted weight yarn.  I used Red Heart Unforgettable, color: Winery approx 1/2 skein (I'm not sure if it's possible to get 2 hats from skein)


Directions:
27 foundation hdc, slip stitch to join into a round (use tail to sew up the bottom of the circle) *If you don't want to do foundation hdc see note at bottom of page.

Round 1: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (36 hdc)
Round 2: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 3, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (45 hdc)
Round 3: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 4, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (54 hdc)
Round 4: hdc around, sl to join, ch 1 (54 hdc)
Round 5: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 8, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (60 hdc)
Round 6: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 9, repeat around, sl to join, ch 1 (66 hdc)
Round 7 - 17: hdc in each st around, sl to join, ch 1 (66 hdc)
(Hat should measure 5 1/2 inches from beginning to this point, adjust if necessary by adding or removing hdc rows)

Round 18: double crochet in each st around, sl to join, ch 1 (66 dc)
Round 19 - 21: front post double crochet (fpdc) in first stitch, back post double crochet (bpdc) in next stitch, repeat to end of round alternating fpdc and bpdc, sl to join, ch1 (66 dc)
(Hat should measure 6 3/4 to 7 inches from beginning to this point, adjust if necessary by adding or removing rows)

Finish off, weave in ends








NoGrinch's Messy Bun Hat Double Crochet Version




Supplies:
Hook: Size H
Worsted weight yarn.  I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn - 1/2 skein





Directions:


27 foundation double crochet, slip stitch to join in a round, ch 2 (use tail to sew up the bottom of this round)
*If you don't want to do foundation dc see note at bottom of page


Round 1: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 2, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (36 dc)

Round 2: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 3, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (45 dc)

Round 3: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 4, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (54 dc)

Round 4: the2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 8, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (60 dc)

Round 5: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 9, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (66 dc)

Round 6-10: dc in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (66 dc)

(Hat should measure  5 1/2” from beginning to this point; adjust as necessary by adding or removing dc rows)

Round 11: sc in each stitch around, sl to join, chain 2 (66 SC)

Round 12-14: FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around, sl to join, chain 2 (66)

(Hat should measure approx. 7” from beginning to this point; adjust as necessary by adding or subtracting rows)
Finish off, weave in ends.


*Note: Instead of foundation hdc or dc in the pattern, you may chain 27, join in round then 27 hdc or dc (depending on which version of the hat you're making) ... one in each chain. Then continue with the pattern. 


Saturday, December 3, 2016

NoGrinch's Half Double Crochet Dishcloth or Washcloth

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This is more of a recipe than a pattern and is easily adjusted to any size you wish!  This "pattern" can be used to make dishcloths, washcloths, dish or facial scrubbies, placemats, table runners, afghans, blankets, or scarves - just change the width and length to create your project!

This project was created with half-double crochet but this recipe can be followed using single crochet, double crochet or your favorite stitch!

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Supplies:
Size I hook
Worsted weight cotton yarn
I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Mistletoe and Bernat Handicrafter in Red Liqorice

Size:
Finished cloths measure approximately 7 1/2" to 8"across

Pattern:
Chain until you have the desired length* for your washcloth, then chain 1 more, turn

Row 1 - hdc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across, chain 1, turn
Row 2 - hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn
Repeat row 2 until the cloth is as tall as it is wide, or until desired length.
Finish off

*Note:
Different yarns work up differently.
For the red dishcloth I chained 21 stitches and then worked 20 hdc across each row. The red dishcloth measures almost 8".
For the varigated dishcloth I chained 22 stitches and then worked 21 hdc across each row.  The varigated dishcloth measures 7 1/2".
It's a dishcloth so I don't worry too much over the finished size!


NoGrinch's Flower Dishcloth or Scrubby - Round Double Crochet Washcloth with Scallop Border

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This pattern is for a quick and easy round double crochet cloth (washcloth, dishcloth, facecloth) with a scallop border. Pattern modifications are also included to make a flower or a makeup remover scrubby pad.


Supplies:
Hook - size I
Yarn - cotton worsted weight, I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Mistletoe

Finished Size: 7 inches

Instructions:
Rnd 1: Magic ring, 12 dc in ring, sl st to top of first dc (=12 dc)
Rnd 2: ch 2 dc in each st around, sl st to top of first dc (24 dc)
Rnd 3: ch 2, (2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st) repeat to end, sl st to top of first dc (=36 dc)
Rnd 4: ch 2, (2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 sts), repeat to end, sl st to top of first dc (=48 dc)
Border Rnd 5: ch 1, (sc in 1st st, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st) repeat to end (=12 shells and 12 sc)
Finish off



To Make a Flower or a Makeup Remover Scrubby Pad:
Work pattern through round 2 then add shell border:
Rnd 1: Magic ring, 12 dc in ring, sl st to top of first dc (=12 dc)
Rnd 2: ch 2 dc in each st around, sl st to top of first dc (24 dc)
Border Rnd 3: ch 1, (sc in 1st st, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st) repeat to end 
Finish off





Saturday, November 26, 2016

NoGrinch's Fantastic Beasts Newt Scamander's Hufflepuff Scarf

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I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this week and had to make a crochet version of Newt Scamander's scarf!

I decided to crochet this scarf instead of  knitting (as I did for my Gryffindor scarf) because I wanted a lighter weight scarf.  My knitted Gryffindor scarf is great to wear with a coat in the winter but is too warm for me to wear indoors.


Find this pattern on Ravelry

Supplies:
Hook: Size I
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn
08/ Dark Gray (almost one skein)
156/ Sungold (about 1/2 skein)

Finished Size:
5 x 70"

Instructions:
With size I hook, chain 16
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across (15 sts), ch 1, turn
Continue crocheting following color pattern until desired size
Finish off and add fringe

Color Pattern:
8 rows 08/ Dark Gray
6 Rows 156/Sungold
Continue in this pattern until you have 10 repeats of gray and gold then finish with one more block of gray.

Add Fringe:
I use a dvd case to wrap and cut the fringe.  Finished fringe measures about 5 inches.  Wrap desired color of yarn 6 times around the short edge of the dvd case.  Cut and attach to the end of the scarf as shown in the picture.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

NoGrinch's Flower Fringe Scarf

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A friend showed me how to make this scarf.  I searched the web for a pattern and couldn't find anything similar so decided to write up a pattern.

Basically this is a large crocheted flower (about 5" across) with 4 long loops of chain stitches coming from the flower.  To wear the scarf, position the flower on your chest, wrap the loops around your neck and then insert the loops into the hole in the center of the flower.

Find this pattern on Ravelry

Size: Flower motif 5” across, total scarf length 46”

Materials:
Bulky Weight yarn
(I used Lion Brand Homespun, Color 345 Corinthian in the second picture)
 Approx. ½ skein
Crochet Hook, size K

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
beg = beginning
ch =chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Instructions:
Work the entire scarf without turning work at the end of each row.
You will work with two strands of yarn held together for part of the scarf.  Either use two balls of yarn or work with both ends of yarn coming from the skein, using one from the center and one from the outside.

Floral Motif:
Using one strand of yarn:
Ch 9. Sl st in the first ch to form a ring.
Round 1:  Work 12 sc in ring.  Sl st to join to beg of round.
Round 2:  Work 2 sc in each sc.  Sl st to join to beg of round.
Round 3:  (Ch 4, skip 3 sc, sc in next st) repeat all the way around = 6 petals total.  (You can increase the number of chain stitches if you’d like larger petals.)
Round 4:  Into each flower petal work the following:  (sc, hdc, 6 dc, hdc, sc.)  Repeat all the way around.  Join with a sl st.
(Rounds 5 and 6 are optional.  For a single row of flower petals omit rounds 5 and 6.)
Round 5:  Without turning work and working behind the flower petals you just created, repeat round 3, attaching sc in an empty sc from round 2.  This will create a second row of petals behind the row you already stitched.
Round 6:  Into each flower petal work the following:  (sc, hdc, 6 dc, hdc, sc.)  Repeat all the way around.  

Body/Fringe/Legs of Scarf:
Using two strands of yarn:  (You will now work behind the flower you just created.  Holding the flower facing you, fold the petals at the top of the flower forward and work into the back of the petal located to the left of the space where you just finished your last sc.)

Attach the second strand of yarn.  Holding two strands of yarn together, make 4 long chains, attaching each end back up to the base of the flower.

First loop:  Sl st in the next st to the left on the base of the back petal.  Make a long chain (chain 200 = approx. 82 inches long.)  Sl st in the same space as the beginning of this chain, creating a long loop.
Continue making 3 more fringe loops, attaching each one in the stitch to the left of the one previously worked.  This scarf looks better if you make the loops varied lengths.

Note: to make a shorter scarf, approx. 41 inches in length, decrease fringe chains to 170 stitches

(Alternate flower pattern: crochet the  flower motif as above with the following changes: on flower round 3 - chain 5 for each petal, then in flower round 5 - chain 4 for each petal.  This looked nice.)

NoGrinch's Gryffindor Scarf

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Here's the pattern for my knit Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf. Enjoy!

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Supplies:Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mmYarn:  Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn in Cranberry and Sungold
Finished Size: 7" x 59"
Instructions:Size 8 needles CO 44, connect in the round Knit: 30 rows Burgundy 10 rows Gold 10 rows Burgundy 10 rows Gold Repeat this pattern, ending with 30 rows Burgundy Add patch (purchased on eBay) and fringe.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NoGrinch's Double Crochet Scarf

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I couldn't find a pattern for the crochet scarf I had in mind so I decided to write my own! I like how this scarf turned out, enjoy!


Link to pattern on Ravelry

Supplies:

Size I crochet hook
Caron Simply Soft

Instructions:

Ch 32 
Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook and in each chain across (29 dc plus ch 3 @ beg)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, * ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc * repeat from * across, turn (7 ch-2 spaces). 

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, * ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp * repeat from * until last 2 dc, dc in last dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn (6 ch-2 spaces). 

Row 4: Ch 3, (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, * ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, * repeat from * across to last 4 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn (7 ch-2 spaces). 

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, * 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, * repeat to end. 

Repeat Rows 2-5 until desired length.
(note: I used the entire skein of yarn)