Monday, July 29, 2013

Hello Fall...24 Fabulous Patterns To Wear on Your Neck This Season


I love everything about fall.  The harvest colors, the crisp air, the gorgeous sunsets.  But I think best of all, fall marks the time when we can all wrap ourselves in cozy, handmade fabulousness.  I love my annual ritual of bringing out all of my cool weather pieces, and going through my heavier yarn that has been in hibernation.

I've collected a few patterns from the Fiber Flux archives that you may want to check out to get started on your fall pretties.  One of my favorite things to do while crocheting or knitting is to revisit favorite patterns with new and exciting yarn.  It is so interesting and fun to see how a piece will work up in a different weight yarn or fabulous new color.

First up on our fall lineup...



Butternut Squash Neckwarmer (Crochet)



Ingrid Scarf (Crochet)



Tweedy Eyelet Scarf (Knitting)



Scrap Love Scarf (Crochet)



Spice Cowl (Knitting)



Pavement Infinity Scarf (Crochet)



Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap (Knitting)



Kristen Shawl (Crochet)



Crochet Class Cowl (Crochet)



Bubblegum Cowl (Knitting)



Gelato Infinity Scarf (Crochet)



Fiona Button Scarf (Crochet)



Cherries In Bloom Infinity Scarf (Crochet)



Vanilla Bean Scarf (Crochet)



Mulberry Shawl (Crochet)



Key Lime Neck Wrap (Crochet)



Meringue Cowl (Crochet)



Pinot Noir Infinity Scarf (Crochet)



Cloudy Sky Mobius Cowl (Crochet)



Celebration Scarf (Crochet)



Blueberry Pie Scarf (Crochet)



Wise Oak Ribbed Scarf (Crochet)



Outline Ribbed Scarf (Crochet)



Ocean Air Scarf (Crochet)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Bahama Stripe Dishcloth


This easy and quick to crochet dishcloth features fun stripes and an interesting blanket stitch sequence that makes for a festive addition to your kitchen.

Bahama Stripe Dishcloth
By Jennifer Dickerson



Materials:

  • H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Worsted weight cotton yarn of your choice (yarn shown is Sugar 'n Creme in "Mod Blue" and "Hot Green" and Peaches 'n Creme in "Bright Orange")
  • Tapestry Needle

Sizing:

  • Dishcloth shown measures 6.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide.


Instructions:

Note: Try weaving in the ends as you go by crocheting them into the next row.  It will look nice and neat and save lots of time weaving in all of those ends from the stripes later.

*How to make a "spike" in the row: The elongated stitch, or "spike" in the row is created by working a single crochet as you normally would, but when working the stitch, insert the hook two rows down as shown in the picture.  Work the stitch as usual and proceed to the next stitch.



Click this link for a step by step photo tutorial on how to work this stitch...

Ch 24
Foundation row: In the 2nd ch from the hook, work a sc.  Work a sc in each ch across to the end.
Row 1: Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc into the first st and in each st across the row.
Row 2: Repeat row 1.
Row 3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: (change colors for this row) Ch 1 and turn.  Work 1 sc in each of the first 3 sts.  In the next st, work a spike* (see explanation above).  Repeat this sequence (3 sc, then a spike) until you reach the end of the row.

Repeat rows 1-4 until reaching the desired length, ending on row 3.  I simply worked mine until the height was equal to the width, making a square shape.

Weave in any ends.



Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Bahama Stripe Dishcloth, stitch by stitch:


© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
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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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Fruit Punch Tablet Sleeve


While traveling recently, I made this protective sleeve for my tablet to keep it from getting scratched, it worked wonderfully and looked pretty too!  This simple to crochet sleeve is made from large and small granny squares and seamed together.  Variegated sock yarn makes each square colorful and unique.

Tablets come in lots and lots of sizes and it is easy to make the sleeve custom fit for any sized tablet, or even a laptop or your phone.




Fruit Punch Tablet Sleeve

By Jennifer Dickerson

Materials:


  • Variegated Sock Yarn (Yarn shown in the picture is "Sensations Truly Pattern" in the "1434" colorway, pattern uses less than one skein)
  • E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Sizing: 

Tablet sleeve shown is 5.5 inches wide and 8 inches tall to fit my tablet.  Be sure to measure your device for best fit.  You can easily adjust sizing by working more or less rounds of the granny squares.  The smaller squares are half the number of rounds of the larger squares, so be sure to make your squares with an even number of rounds.



Instructions:

Large Square (Make 2):

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Repeat round 3 for a total of 8 rounds (this will give the sleeve the size as shown above)

Small Square (Make 4):

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Round 4: Repeat round 3 once more for a total of 4 rounds.

Finishing:

Weave in any ends. Seam the squares together as shown and seam up the left side, bottom, and right side, leaving the top open. Seam using the whip stitch or join by crocheting the pieces together using the slip stitch.

If desired, you can add a single crochet edge to the top and sides. Although not necessary, it added a bit of interest and made everything look nice and neat.



© 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!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fun With Self-Striping Granny Squares


I'm working on a project (more about that soon).  I just had to share these granny squares!  I normally use solid colored yarn and either make monochromatic squares or alternate colors and make stripes, but I got my hands on this pretty self-striping sock yarn and wanted to experiment...



I found this yarn at the fabric store's clearance section...under a dollar a ball!  I love a great find, don't you?



I made each one of these squares without switching colors...just like making a monochromatic square.  It was so thrilling to watch each one change each colors as each square grew.  Each one is totally different and equally pretty, I think.  Have fun creating this weekend!



Friday, July 19, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern...Little Pink Purse


The Little Pink Purse is a lovely accessory for any child who loves pink and allows little ones to tote all of their treasures around. Big girls love it too! The purse is quickly and easily made by sandwiching two granny squares together and is finished off with a fun and frilly edge with a matching strap.

Little Pink Purse
By Jennifer Dickerson


Click on the button below to add this to your Ravelry queue:


Click below to watch the full video tutorial below:


Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (Yarn used for the project shown is Red Heart Super Saver in "Shocking Pink" "White" and "Prefect Pink"
  • H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook 
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors
Sizing:
  • Granny square part of the purse is 5.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches tall 
  • Strap is 1 inch wide and 40 inches long (can be any length you like though)

Instructions for main granny square part of the purse:

The purse is the same, front and back, but in different colors, creating a slightly different look on each side.  Feel free to choose any color combinations that you like!

Granny Square (Make 2):


Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Round 4: Repeat round 3 once more for a total of 4 rounds.

A note about colors for each round:

  • To begin a new round in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch1 at the corner and begin the new round.
  • To begin a new round in a new/different color, cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely. Continue to the next round.

Instructions for strap:

Make a chain as long as you'd like for your strap to be (purse pictured has a strap of 115 chains) . Be sure to account for any extra stretch of the strap when measuring. 

Row 1 (as shown in light pink): In the second ch from the hook, work one sc. Work a sc in each ch until the end. 

Row 2 (as shown in light pink): ch 1 and turn. Work a sc in the first st and in each st across.

Row 3 (as shown in hot pink): Tie on new yarn and ch 1. *Work a sc in the first st, skip the next stitch. In the next stitch, work (sc, ch 2, sc) all in the same stitch. Repeat from the * until you reach the end of the strap. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly & Finishing:

Stack granny squares with both squares facing outward. Fasten yarn with color of your choice (I used light pink) in the upper left hand corner. Working in both loops of both squares (four loops total), work a single crochet in each stitch and each space of both squares all the way around to the bottom left hand corner, then work 3 sc in the first corner space you come to.  
Work a single crochet in each stitch and each space of both squares along the bottom of the purse to the bottom right hand corner, then work 3 sc in the next corner space.  Work a single crochet in each stitch and each space of both squares along bottom right corner to the top right corner, then 3 sc in that last corner space.  Be sure when seaming to leave the top part open.

To add the ruffle edge, tie on a new yarn color in the upper left corner (I used hot pink) and ch 1. *Work a sc in the first st, skip the next stitch. In the next stitch, work (sc, ch 2, sc) all in the same stitch. Repeat from the * until you reach the upper right corner of the purse. Work a sl st in that very last space, then fasten off.  

Whip stitch the strap securely to the purse and weave in any ends left...all done!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2017




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