Thursday, January 31, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Gelato Infinity Scarf


Like a luscious scoop of berry gelato, this soft and decadent infinity scarf is all you need to be fabulously cozy.  Crocheted in a worsted weight yarn, it has a wonderful drape and looks lovely in both solid and variegated yarns.  This scarf is the lighter, worsted weight version of the Pavement Infinity Scarf.


Gelato Infinity Scarf

By Jennifer Dickerson



Materials:



  • J (6.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1 Skein Knit Picks Preciosa Yarn in "Mulled" (246 Yards), or any worsted weight yarn...I used the entire skein with no leftovers, so be sure to plan accordingly.
Note: A wonderful yarn substitute that I recommend is Malabrigo Worsted.  It comes in skeins of 210 yards, so be sure to plan for that.
  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
Sizing:
  • Width-6.5 inches
  • Circumference-Scarf pictured is 52 inches long.  Easily customize the length you need by adding or subtracting rows.



Instructions:


Ch 25


Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch.  Repeat from * to end, working 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the last ch.  You should have a total of 8 Vs when you finish this row.


Row 1: Chain 3 and turn. Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each "V").  At the end of the row, finish with a dc in the last space (ch 3 turning space). You should have a total of 8 Vs in this row (along with the turning chain where the row started and a dc at the end of the row).


Repeat row 1 until scarf is desired length.


Here's a video that shows you how to work the scarf stitch by stitch:



Finishing:

Optional: If you'd like to add a mobius twist before seaming, click here to learn how to do it.



Whip stitch the two ends together. Weave in all ends and you're finished!



© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!



The Gelato Infinity Scarf is the lighter, worsted weight version of the Pavement Infinity Scarf.  If you like the Gelato pattern, you'll like this one too!

Click here for Pavement Infinity Scarf Pattern




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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Pink Meringue Cowl


I finished this one the other day as an early Valentine gift for one of my loves.  I made it in less than an hour!  It is really fun to see what a pattern looks like in a different yarn and colors, so much fun!



I used the Meringue Cowl pattern:

Click here for Meringue Cowl pattern!


The cream colored one below is what the original one looked like...



I made it exactly as the pattern is written with no changes.  I used Lion Brand's Hometown yarn in Honolulu Pink.  I love this color and it it very soft.  A while back I used this same yarn for this knitted cowl and really loved it:

Click here for Bubblegum Cowl pattern!




Have a lovely Tuesday folks!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Circle of Hearts Brooch/Pin


I made this cute pin the other day for my coat to welcome February in all its heart filled glory.  I used my pattern for "One Round Hearts" and used some pretty buttons I had on hand:


Here's what you'll need to make you own brooch/pin:
  • 5 hearts (hearts shown were made with worsted weight yarn and an H hook)
  • Buttons of your choice
  • Hot glue or fabri-tac (found in any craft or fabric store)
  • Scrap of fabric, felt, or fleece
  • Scissors



Start by crocheting 5 hearts...I made mine with worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220) and an H hook.  I experimented with some heavier/thicker yarn and it made the brooch way too big.

Then, cut a circle with your scrap (I used leftovers from this project).  It won't show so it's not terribly important that it is not the same color.  Before gluing everything  arrange the hearts to test everything first and make sure the circle is the right size...you may have to trim it a bit.


With a glue gun or fabri-tac, glue the hearts in a circle onto the fabric.  There will be a hole in the middle, so a button is in order....


I stacked a few because I liked the way these looked together.  It took a little bit of fiddling, but I eventually got the combination I liked best.


When you're finished, you can glue a pin backing onto the back of your creation.


Just to give you an idea of size, here's how it looks in my hand...


And on my coat...loving this sweet little pin!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday stitching and such...


I'm working on a few swatches today for a project I've been thinking about for a while.  It's kind of a mesh-like stitch with some chocolately tweed, I'll let you know how it turns out!  What are you working on this weekend stitchy friends?

Oh, and if you like this little birdie stitch marker, it's made from a bead, recycled jewelry, and toggle closure!  



Click below if you'd like to make one too...

Click here to learn how to make stitch markers from recycled jewelry!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Cherries In Bloom Infinity Scarf


Every spring, cherry trees bloom in a symphony of lacy, fragrant flowers. I love the contrast of the millions of delicate pale pink flowers contrasted by the sturdy, darker branches that provide support. This infinity scarf gives a nod to this springtime marvel with each stripe color paying homage to the strikingly beautiful blooms and branches. Crocheted lengthwise in chunky granny stripes, it is a perfect piece for those who are having springy thoughts while still needing to bundle up. 



Cherries In Bloom Infinity Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson


Materials:
  • N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Color A (Fig)
  • 1 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Color B (Blossom)
  • 1 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Color C (Fisherman)
  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
Note: You'll have some yarn leftovers from each skein, unless you make yours wider than shown.



Sizing:

  • Width-Scarf shown is 7 inches wide, but you can easily make your scarf wider by working more rows. 
  • Circumference-Scarf pictured is 66 inches long.


Instructions:

Scarf is worked in one color per row beginning with the light pink.

Ch 105 loosely (Note: multiples of three if you desire a different length).


Foundation Row:  In the 2nd chain from hook, work one sc.  Then work one sc in each ch all the way across.


Row 1:  Chain 3 and turn.  Make one dc into the first stitch and chain 1.   *Skip 2 stitches, then work 3 dc and ch 1 into next stitch.  Repeat from * to end of row, but in the very last stitch, only work 2 dc.


Row 2: Chain 3 and turn.  Work 3 dc, ch 1 in the first space (in between the 3 dc clusters from the previous row).  Then work 3 dc, ch 1 in each space across row.  In the last (turning chain) space, work 1 dc.

Row 3: Chain 3 and turn.  In the first space, work 1 dc, ch 1.  Work 3 dc, ch 1 in each space across row.  In the very last (turning chain) space, work 2 dc.

Row 4: Chain 3 and turn.  Work 3 dc, ch 1 in each space across row.  In the last (turning chain), work 1 dc in that top stitch.  (Note: The last dc is worked in the top stitch (loop, not space) this is because if is worked in the space it would "split" the cluster in half.  Working it in the stitch instead keeps the cluster intact, the rest of the pattern is worked in the spaces).

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until scarf is desired width.
  



Finishing:

Before you seam your scarf, if you wish, you can add a twist or a "mobius" to your infinity scarf:


Click here for mobius photo tutorial


Whip stitch the two ends together. Weave in all ends and you're finished! 




© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!





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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just some finishing touches...


Just finishing up this project, which I plan to share with you tomorrow.  I had to do a few more things to wrap it up, but I thought I'd put this little snippet up...I love these colors!  It's kind of funny, they happened to be snuggled up together in a basket by random placement and I thought, well aren't these lovely together!  Stay tuned, I'll share more pictures and pattern tomorrow bright and early!
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