Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Alpaca Beanie and Cowl - FREE PATTERN

Here is the free pattern for my Alpaca Beanie and Cowl set.


I used Stylecraft Alpaca DK in  colours Fig and Storm and a 5mm hook. 



The patterns are quite basic and have not been tested so if you find any discrepancies or improvements that can be made I would appreciate your messages on 

Abbreviations:
For the basic stitches follow this LINK

Ch          Chain
Ch St       Chain Stitch
Sl St   Silp Stitch
Htc   Half treble crochet (Half double crochet - US)
Jwss         Join with slip stitch
Ps Puff Stitch (yo hook, insert into st, yo and draw up a long loop) 3 times, yo hook and pull through all loops on your hook. Ch1 to close the stitch.
S Small (Child size)
M Medium (Young Adult size)
L Large (Adult size)
Bptc Back post treble crochet Video tutorial
Fpdc Front post double crochet Video tutorial


Cowl:

Chain 120, join to first chain with a slip stitch, taking care not to twist the chain.

Round  1:         Ch2 (this is your first htc), htc into each st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (120 htc)
Rounds 2-5: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  6:         Ch2, Ps into same stitch,*Ch1, skip next st, Ps into next st* Repeat from * to * until the end of round, Ch1, skip last st, Jwss to beginning ch2. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Rounds 7:         Ch2 (this is our first htc), *htc into ch1 sp, htc into top of puff stitch* Repeat from * to * until end of round, Ch1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (120 htc)
Rounds 8-11: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  12: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  13: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  14-17: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  18: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  19: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  20-23: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Round  24: Repeat round 6. (60 ps & 60 ch1 spaces)
Round  25: Repeat round 7. (120 htc)
Round  26-29: Repeat round 1. (120 htc)
Fasten off and sew in tails.

Hat: S/M/L

Ch 4, join to first chain with a slip stitch to form a loop.

Round  1:          Ch2 (this is your first htc), 9htc into the loop. Jwss to beginning ch2. (10 htc)
Round  2:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, 2htc into each htc in round 1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (20htc)
Round  3:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to second last st. htc in next st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (30htc)
Round  4:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 2 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to third last st. Htc into last 2 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (40htc)
Round  5:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 3 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to fourth last st. Htc into last 3 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50htc)

Small Size Skip to round 8

Round  6:          Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 4 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to fifth last st. Htc into last 4 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (60htc)

Medium Size Skip to round 8

Round  7:           Ch2 (this is your first htc) htc into the same stitch, *1htc in next 5 st, 2htc in next st* Repeat from * to * to sixth last st. Htc into last 5 st. Jwss to beginning ch2. (70htc)
Round  8:           Ch2, Ps into same stitch,*Ch1, skip next st, Ps into next st* Repeat from * to * until the end of round, Ch1, skip last st, Jwss to beginning ch2. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  9:           Ch2 (this is our first htc), *htc into ch1 sp, htc into top of puff stitch* Repeat from * to * until end of round, Ch1. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  10:   Ch2 (this is our first htc), htc into each st to end of round. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  11-13:   Ch2 (this is our first htc), htc into each st to end of round. Jwss to beginning ch2. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  14:   Repeat round 8. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  15:   Repeat round 9. (50/60/70 htc)
Rounds 16-19:   Repeat round 10. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  20:   Repeat round 8. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 Ps & 25/30/35 ch1 spaces)
Round  21:   Repeat round 9. (50/60/70 htc)
Rounds 22-25:   Repeat round 10. (50/60/70 htc)
Round  26:   Sl St around front of first htc of round 25, ch3 (this is your first fptc), *bptc into next st, fptc into next st*. Repeat from * to * to second last st, bptc into last st. Jwss to beginning ch3. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 bptc & 25/30/35 fptc)
Round  27:   Sl St around front of first fpdc of round 25, ch3, *bptc into next st, fptc into next st*. Repeat from * to * to second last st, bptc into last st. Jwss to beginning ch3. (S/M/L - 25/30/35 bptc & 25/30/35 fptc)
Fasten off and sew in tails.

Flower:

Leaving a long tail for sewing together, 
Ch32, 
Row 1: Make 4tc into fourth ch from hook (first 5tc petal), *skip next ch, 5tc in next ch* repeat to end of chain (15 5tc fans) turn.
Row 2: *Skip 2 st, make 7tc into next st, skip 2 st. Sl st between this petal and next petal* (7tc petal created) repeat 9 more times. (leaving 5 petals from row 1 incomplete) 

Twist into a flower shape with the 5tc petals forming the centre of the flower with the 7tc petals forming the outer layers.  into shape and attach to the hat.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Crochet Clock Face

Here is a little something I did when I took a friends clock apart and couldn't get it back together...lol. She asked me to make a piece of crochet to back it so I designed this piece and ordered a new mechanism to put into it.

She is a fan of anything Cath Kidston so this influenced the colour choice but feel free to pick your own colour way and have fun making it.





This pattern has not been tested so any suggestions for ammendments to it would be greatly appreciated.

Clock Face Pattern


The clock face should be approximately 12 inches in diameter when completed using DK yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook.

Ch4 and join with a slip stitch (jwss) to form a loop

Round 1: Ch3 (first tc), make 11 tc into the loop, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 2: Join yarn at sl st join and ch3 (first tc), tc into same stitch, 2 x tc into the next 11 stitches, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 3: Join yarn between any two tc on the previous round and ch3 (first tc), 2 x tc into same space (NOT INTO STITCH)  *ch1, skip next st, 3xtc into space between next 2 stitches* x 11, ch1, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 4: Join yarn in any ch sp of the previous round, ch3, tc into same ch sp, *ch1, fptc around middle tc of 3tc grouping on the previous round, ch1, 2 x tc into next ch sp* x 11, ch1, fptc around middle tc of 3tc grouping on the previous round, ch1, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 5: Join yarn to the left of any fptc of the previous round, ch3, tc into same space, *tc between next 2 tc, 2 x tc into next ch1 sp, ch2, 2 x tc into next ch1 sp* x 11, tc between 2 x tc on previous round, jwss.

Round 6: Join yarn in any ch 2 space in previous round, 4 x tc into same ch sp, *tc between 2tc and 1tc on previous round, tc between 1tc and 2 tc on previous round, 5 x tc into next ch2 sp* x 11, tc between 2tc and 1tc on previous round, tc between 1tc and 2 tc on previous round, jwss.

Round 7: Join yarn using a standing bptc to any stitch, bptc in every stitch. jwss to beginning standing bptc.

Round 8: Join yarn to first bptc (Round 7) in any 5tc group (round 6), ch3, tc into next 2 stitches, *ch3, tc into next 3 stitches, skip next st, tc into next 3 stitches* x 11, ch3, tc into the next 3 stitches, jwss to beginning ch3.

Round 9: Join yarn using a standing bptc to first tc of any six tc group in previous round, bpdc in the next 5 stitches, *5 x tc into the ch3 space, bptc into next 6 stitches* x 11, ch3, jwss to beginning standing bptc.
Round 10:Join yarn using a standing *dc into third tc of any 5tc group on previous round, htc into next 2 stitches, tc into next 2 stitches, ttc (yarn round hook 3 times at start of stitch) between the two tc's directly below on round 6, skip 2 stitches, tc into next 2 stitches, htc into next 2 stitches* x 12, join with sl st to beginning standing dc.

Round 11:    Join yarn using s standing tc to first htc to left of any dc on round 10, ch1, tc into same st, *ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, fpdtc round ttc from round 10, ch1 skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip 1 st, tc into next st, ch1, tc into next st, ch1, tc into same st as last tc,* x 11, ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, fpdtc round ttc from round 10, ch1 skip next st, tc into next st, ch1, skip 1 st, tc into next st, ch1, tc into next st, ch1, jwss to beginning standing tc.

Round 12: Join yarn using s standing tc to any st in previous round, tc into each st, jwss to beginning standing tc.




Add more rounds of tc's as neccessary until you have reached the desired size, increasing as you go to keep the piece laying flat.

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