Super simple beanie – New free pattern US and UK terms

This is a one size fits most adults pattern, It’s a nice snug fit on a large head, and has a little slouch on a smaller head.

I used 8ply(DK) acrylic and a size 4.5 mm hook, but if you are a tight crocheter I would recommend going up to a 5.5mm hook.

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So onto the pattern: US version

Ch 4, hdc 6 into the loop. (The beanie is crocheted in a spiral, so place a stitch marker in your last stitch in each round to keep track.)

Round 1: 2 hdc in each stitch around (12 stitches)

Round 2: 2hdc in ext stitch hdc in next stitch repeat around (18)

Round 3: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24)

Round 4: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches repeat around (30)

Round 5: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches repeat around (36)

Round 6: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches repeat around (42)

Round 7: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 6 stitches repeat around (48)

Round 8: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 7 stitches repeat around (54)

Round 9: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 8 stitches repeat around (60)

Round 10: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 9 stitches repeat around (66)

Round 11: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 10 stitches repeat around (72)

Round 12: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 11 stitches repeat around (78)

Round 13: 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 12 stitches repeat around (84)

Round 14 – 23 hdc in each stitch around

Round 24: hdc2tog hdc in next 12 repeat around (78)

Round 25 – 31 hdc in each stitch around

sc in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, break yarn and weave in ends.

 

 

UK version:

Ch 4 join in a loop. htr 6 into loop (The beanie is crocheted in a spiral, so place a stitch marker in your last stitch in each round to keep track.)

Round 1: 2htr in each stitch around ( 12 stitches)

Round 2: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next , repeat around (18)

Round 3: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24)

Round 4: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30)

Round 5: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36)

Round 6: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 5 stitches, repeat around (42)

Round 7: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48)

Round 8: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 7 stitches, repeat around (54)

Round 9: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 8 stitches, repeat around (60)

Round 10: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 9 stitches, repeat around (66)

Round 11: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 10 stitches, repeat around (72)

Round 12: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 11 stitches, repeat around (78)

Round 13: 2htr in next stitch, htr in next 2 stitches, repeat around (84)

Round 14 – 23: htr in each stitch around

Round 24: htr2tog, htr in next 12 repeat around (78)

Round 25 – 31 htr in each stitch around

dc in next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, break yarn and weave in ends.

 

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Dotty about Dolly

Angela released her wonderful Sheep square pattern today to celebrate 400 likers on her facebook page Get knotted yarn craft

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So as promised, here is the Ravelry link: Dotty about Dolly

Angela is planning more gorgeous squares to go with Dolly, with plans for a whole baby blanket, so keep an eye out on her facebook page and/or her ravelry pattern store for more patterns.

 

Happy crafting 🙂

Free pattern – Sunrise owl coaster US terms

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UK terms can be found here

 

5mm hook (I crochet quite loosely so you may want to go up a size or 2)

 

8 ply yarn in yellow orange red, and a little black for the eyes

 

2 white buttons

 

In colour A ch 2. Into 2nd chain from hook, sc 6 times.

 

Now you are going to crochet in a spiral, so I recommend putting a stitch marker in your last stitch every round to help you keep count.

 

Round 1 – 2 sc in each st around (12 stitches)

 

Round 2 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next st, repeat around (18 stitches)

 

Change to colour b

 

Round 3 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24 stitches)

 

Round 4 –  2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30 stitches)

 

Round 5 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36 stitches)

 

Change to colour c

 

Round 6- 2 sc into next st, sc into next 5 stitches, repeat around (42 stitches)

Round 7 – 2 sc into next st, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48 stitches)

 

Row 8 – slip st into next st ch 2 (counts as first hdc) Hdc in next 9 st, ch 1 and turn.

 

Row 7 hdc in all 9 stitches, and hdc in the second ch of your first ch. Break yarn and finish off

 

Turn work, and join yarn with a  slip stitch into the 6th stitch hdc in next st, then dc in next 3 stitches. Break yarn and finish off.

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Turn work and join yarn with a slip stitch into the hdc next to the one you joined your yarn into on the last round. Hdc in next stitch, then dc in next 3 stitches,  break yarn and finish off. This will give you nice pointy ears.

 

Darn in all of your ends, then sew your button on with the black yarn. Embroider a beak with orange yarn, and you’re done!

I recommend blocking to get rid of the slight octagon shape formed by your increases 🙂

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Free pattern – Sunrise owl coaster UK terms

I am part of a Pay It Forward crafting group this year. Basically you pledge to send a handmade gift to the first 5 people who comment on your post. They in turn make the pledge, and send to the first 5 people on their list. I made a folded paper crane garland for one recipient on my list who loves birds, but wanted to add a little something more, and so the sunrise owl coaster was born.

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You can find the pattern in US terms here:

 

5mm hook  ( I am a pretty loose crocheter so you may want to go up a size or 2)

8 ply yarn in orange, red and yellow, plus a small bit if black for the eyes.

2 white buttons for eyes

In colour A ch 2. Into 2nd chain from hook, dc 6 times.

Now you are going to crochet in a spiral, so I recommend putting a stitch marker in your last stitch every round to help you keep count.

Round 1 – 2 dc in each st around (12 stitches)

Round 2 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next st, repeat around (18 stitches)

Change to colour b

Round 3 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24 stitches)

Round 4 –  2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30 stitches)

Round 5 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36 stitches)

Change to colour c

Round 6- 2 dc into next st, dc into next 5 stitches, repeat around (42 stitches)

Round 7 – 2 dc into next st, dc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48 stitches)

Row 8 – slip st into next st ch 2 (counts as first htr) Htr in next 9 st, ch 1 and turn.

Row 7 – htr in all 9 stitches, and htr in the second ch of your first ch. Break yarn and finish off

Turn work, and join yarn with a  slip stitch into the 6th stitch htr in next st, then tr in next 3 stitches. Break yarn and finish off.

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Turn work and join yarn with a slip stitch into the dc next to the one you joined your yarn into on the last round. Htr in next stitch, the tr in next 3 stitches,  break yarn and finish off. This will give you nice pointy ears.

Darn in all of your ends, then sew your button on with the black yarn. Embroider a beak with orange yarn, and you’re done!

I recommend blocking to get rid of the slight octagon shape formed by your increases 🙂

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Sweet shells pram blanket, US terms

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Measures 65 cm X 50 cms

Pattern in UK terms can be found here

Colour A dark  brown 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour B baby pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour C Dark pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

5 mm hook

4.5 mm hook

When changing colours, I simply ran them up the side of the blanket, rather than cutting the yarn and having a lot of ends to deal with at the end. When you add the border it covers up the colour runs on the side 🙂

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Stitch key

Ch – Chain

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Row 1

sc into the second chain from the hook.  Miss 2 ch, 5dc into next ch, miss 2 ch, sc into next chain. Repeat this across, you will end with a sc in the last chain, turn

Join colour B to the last sc that you did.

Row 2

Ch3 (counts as first dc) dc 2 more times into the same stitch, skip 2 dc, * sc into next dc (the middle dc of the 5 dc) skip 2 dc, 5dc into sc. Repeat from * until you reach the last sc. 3dc in the last sc, turn

Join colour C

Row 3

Ch1, sc into first dc, skip 2 dc, *5 dc into sc ,skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, skip 2 dc repeat from * ending with a sc in the 3rd ch of your starting ch 3, turn

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B  and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Border:

Use your 4.5 mm hook, or even a 4 mm, this will help stop the border rippling.

Round 1

Don’t turn work Sl st into the gap between your last shell and sc.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) 2 dc ch 1 into same space. Along the side of the blanket dc 3 ch 1 into the last dc of a half shell stitch, skipping the scs. 3 dc, ch2 3 dc into the gap made by the first loop of your starting chain.

Along this edge, *3 dc into the same chain that you did your first shell, ch 1 3dc into the chain you put your first sc into ch1* repeat  until you have 3 dc  in your last shell.  3dc, ch2, 3 dc into you ch 3 next to the last shell.

Ch 1, 3dc, ch 1 into your half shells along this edge, again skipping your sc’s.

At the next corner, make your 3dc ch2 3 dc corner into the first sc on the next edge. Ch1 3 dc into the middle dc of the next shell. Continue along 3dc ch1 into each sc and middle dc of your shells. 3 dc ch 2 in the same space you started in, joining you ch2 to the third chain of your ch 3.

Round 2

Turn blanket and sl st into ch 2 space.ch 3, 2 dc ch1 in same space. Go around the whole blanket 3 dc ch1 in each ch 1 space, and 3 dc ch2 3dc ch1 in each ch 2 space. Into the ch2 space you started in, 3 dc, ch2, and join your chain to the third ch of starting ch 3, and finish off.

Round 3

Join colour C into any ch2 space. sc ch 5 sc in chain 2 space, ch3, sc in next ch 1 space ch 3 . So you are going to sc, ch 3 in all of your ch1 spaces around, and sc, ch 5, sc in all of your ch 2 spaces (the corners). Join your last ch 3 to your first sc in ch2 space.

Round 4

Do not turn or break yarn, slip stich into ch 5 space. Chain 3 (counts as first dc) 6dc into same space. sc into sc, 5 dc in next ch 3 space. Continue around, sc’ing in every sc, dc 5 in each ch 3 space, and dc7 in each ch5 space. Finish off by slip stitching into the last sc of previous round. Break yarn and weave in your ends.

Free Pattern – Sweet shells pram blanket UK terms

Pattern is  pram sized. If you wanted to make it larger, just add extra chains to you foundation chain, in lots of 6, and work extra rows.

For the pattern in US terms, click here

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Measures 65 cm X 50cm

Colour A dark  brown 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour B baby pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

Colour C Dark pink 100 gram ball 8ply (dk) yarn

5 mm hook

4.5 mm hook

Stitch key

Ch – Chain

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

 

When changing colours, I simply ran them up the side of the blanket, rather than cutting the yarn and having a lot of ends to deal with at the end. When you add the border it covers up the colour runs on the side 🙂

 

With colour A and your 5 mm hook ch 56 stitches.

Row 1

Dc into the second chain from the hook.  Miss 2 ch, 5tr into next ch, miss 2 ch, dc into next chain. Repeat this across, you will end with a dc in the last chain, turn

Join colour B to the last dc that you did.

Row 2

Ch3 (counts as first treble) tr 2 more times into the same stitch, skip 2 tr, * dc into next tr (the middle tr of the 5 tr) skip 2 tr, 5tr into dc. Repeat from * until you reach the last dc. 3tr in the last dc, turn

Join colour C

Row 3

Ch1, dc into first tr, skip 2 tr, *5 tr into dc ,skip 2 tr, dc in next tr, skip 2 tr repeat from * ending with a dc in the 3rd ch of your starting ch 3, turn

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B  and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Join colour  B and repeat row 2

Join colour  C and repeat row 3

Join colour  A and repeat row 2

Join colour  B and repeat row 3

Join colour  C and repeat row 2

Join colour  A and repeat row 3

Border:

Use your 4.5 mm hook, or even a 4 mm, this will help stop the border rippling.

Round 1

Don’t turn work Sl st into the gap between your last shell and dc.

Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr) 2 tr ch 1 into same space. Along the side of the blanket tr 3 ch 1 into the last tr of a half shell stitch, skipping the dcs. 3 tr, ch2 3 tr into the gap made by the first loop of your starting chain.

Along this edge, *3 tr into the same chain that you did your first shell, ch 1 3tr into the chain you put your first dc into ch1* repeat  until you have 3 tr in your last shell.  3tr, ch2, 3 tr into you ch 3 next to the last shell.

Ch 1, 3tr, ch 1 into your half shells along this edge, again skipping your dc’s.

At the next corner, make your 3tr ch2 3 tr corner into the first dc on the next edge. Ch1 3 tr into the middle tr of the next shell. Continue along 3tr ch1 into each dc and middle tr of your shells. 3 tr ch 2 in the same space you started in, joining you ch2 to the third chain of your ch 3.

Round 2

Turn blanket and sl st into ch 2 space. 2 tr ch1 in same space. Go around the whole blanket 3 tr ch1 in each ch 1 space, and 3 tr ch2 3tr ch1 in each ch 2 space. Into the ch2 space you started in, 3 tr, ch2, and join your chain to the third ch of starting ch 3, and finish off.

Round 3

Join colour C into any ch2 space. Dc ch 5 dc in chain 2 space, ch3, dc in next ch 1 space ch 3 . So you are going to dc, ch 3 in all of your ch1 spaces around, and Dc, ch 5, dc in all of your ch 2 spaces (the corners). Join your last ch 3 to your first dc in ch2 space.

Round 4

Do not turn or break yarn, slip stich into ch 5 space. Chain 3 (counts as first tr) 6tr into same space. Dc into dc, 5 tr in next ch 3 space. Continue around, dc’ing in every dc, Tr 5 in each ch 3 space, and tr7 in each ch5 space. Finish off by slip stitching into the last dc of previous round. Break yarn and weave in your ends.

Free pattern – Crocheted Trauma teddy (Australian red cross) US and UK terms

A question was recently asked in the Krista group: “does anyone have a pattern for a crocheted version of the knitted trauma teddies that the red cross hand out to kids in hospital, ambulances etc.”

After some searching we could not find a pattern, however my daughter owns one of the knitted teddies, and so I decided to create a crochet version.

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And here is the pattern in UK terms.

Made using  8ply acrylic, and a 4mm hook.

All dc rows start with a turning chain (ch1) unless otherwise stated.

IN white, ch 11.

Dc in second ch from hook, dc across (10 stitches)

Dc the next   14 rows, break yarn.

Join the colour you are using for your shorts. Dc across for 5 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Do this again for the other leg, but instead of breaking yarn, dc back across this leg, and dc across the first leg you made to join them.  (20 stitches)

dc across for another  6 rows

Change to shirt colour.

dc across for 10 rows.

Dc 20, ch 9

Turn and dc into the second ch from the hook. Dc into the next 7 ch, dc across your dc’s, and chain 9

Turn work and dc in second ch from hook. Dc in next 7 chains and dc all the way across.

Dc the next 7 rows.

Dc 28, ch1 turn and dc 20.

Join your white yarn, and dc 17 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Make another of these, sew your face, onto one side, then with the pieces together (face side in) Sew around your teddy, leaving the top of his head open.

Turn it out the right way and stuff . whipstitch through the front loops along the top of his head for a nice nearly invisible join. Using white yarn, running stitch a line to form triangle ears on the top corners of his head.

And here it is in US terms

Made using  8ply acrylic, and a 4mm hook.

All sc rows start with a turning chain (ch1) unless otherwise stated.

IN white, ch 11.

sc in second ch from hook, sc across (10 stitches)

sc the next   14 rows, break yarn.

Join the colour you are using for your shorts. sc across for 5 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Do this again for the other leg, but instead of breaking yarn, sc back across this leg, and sc across the first leg you made to join them.  (20 stitches)

sc across for another  6 rows

Change to shirt colour.

sc across for 10 rows.

sc 20, ch 9

Turn and sc into the second ch from the hook. sc into the next 7 ch, dc across your sc’s, and chain 9

Turn work and sc in second ch from hook. sc in next 7 chains and sc all the way across.

sc the next 7 rows.

sc 28, ch1 turn and sc 20.

Join your white yarn, and sc 17 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Make another of these, sew your face, onto one side, then with the pieces together (face side in) Sew around your teddy, leaving the top of his head open.

Turn it out the right way and stuff . whipstitch through the front loops along the top of his head for a nice nearly invisible join. Using white yarn, running stitch a line to form triangle ears on the top corners of his head.