Friday, December 23, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern...Snow Berries Throw!


The Snow Berries Throw is wintry, lofty, and so super comfy! Crocheted in a modern stripy square, the color possibilities are endless.  Great for those chilly winter nights and looks great draped over a favorite sofa or chair too!


Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Snow Berries Throw
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:


Bernat Blanket Yarn 150G
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Sizing:
  • 60 inches by 60 inches square



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Instructions:

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 5, then work 3 dc into the center of the ring, then ch 2. Work the (3 dc, ch 2) two more times into the center of the ring. Work 2 more dc into the center of the ring, and join with a sl st to close.

Round 2: In any corner, tie on a new color then ch 5. Work two dc into the center of the ring. Work a dc in each of the next three stitches. To work the corner, work two dc, ch two, then two more dc in the ch 2 space from the previous round. Work the next side the same way, working a dc in the next three stitches, then work the next corner by working 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in the same space. Keep working in this manner all the way around the square. At the corner where the round began, work one more dc in the corner space, Join with a sl st to close round.

Round 3: In any corner, tie on a new color then ch 5. Work 2 dc in the same space. Work a dc in each stitch across the top (there will be seven this time), Work the corner the same way as the previous round (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) Keep going in this manner all the way around, working the corners and the sides as before. When reaching the last corner, work one more dc, and join with a slip stitch to close.

Repeat round 3 until square measures about 60 inches across (or desired dimensions). Each side will grow in stitch count as square get larger, but corners are always worked the same way.

Finishing & Assembly:

Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern...Chunky Messy Bun Hat!



The Chunky Messy Bun Hat is super easy and fun to whip up. Messy bun hats are all the rage at the moment...there is an opening at the top to allow you to wear your hat with a bun or even a ponytail right through the top! This is a perfect project for a quick gift and uses only one ball of yarn

*If you dig the cowl I'm wearing in the photos, it's called the Cilantro Cowl. Check out the free pattern + video here!

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Chunky Messy Bun Hat
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick And Quick Yarn
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Sizing:
  • 7.5 inches tall
  • 21 inch circumference


Instructions for Brim of Hat:

Ch 6
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, work a sc.  Work a sc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn.  Work a sc in the back loops only (blo) in each stitch across.  
Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 21 inches long.
Join two edges together to form brim with a slip stitch seam.  Do not fasten off yarn.



Instructions for Top of Hat: 

*Note: For a taller hat, repeat round 2 as needed.  For a larger opening at the top, don't work round 6 of this section.

Round 1: Ch 1, then work a sc in each hole along the side (because the brim was worked in rows, you'll be crocheting into the sides of the brim.  Just look for the holes along the edge and work the sc stitches into them, keeping it in an even multiple).
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1), then work a dc into the first st.  *Skip the next st, then work a (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st.  Repeat from * to end of round.  Join to close round in the third ch up (starting ch at beginning of round) with a sl st.
Round 3: Repeat round 2.
Round 4 (decrease round, so no ch 1 in between and note the starting ch is 3 this time not 4): Ch 3, then work a dc in the first st.  *Work 2 dc in the center of each v.  Repeat from * to end of round.  Join with a sl st to close round.
Round 5: Ch 3, then * work a dc in between the two dc groups from the previous round.
Round 6: Ch 1, then *sc2tog in each st all the way around.  (If you're unfamiliar with this decrease, we'll go through the whole round on the video tutorial).

Finishing:

With a matching piece of yarn, sew button to hat if desired as shown.. Weave in any ends that remain.





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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How To Make Felted Wool Dryer Balls


Today I'm sharing a tutorial for felted wool dryer balls. I have been wanting to make these for a long time! These are a great alternative to dryer sheets as they don't have strong fragrance or chemicals. They are easily and quickly made and are felted in your washer and dryer...in fact you can throw them in with your next load of things to be washed in hot water (like towels for example)...easy peasy! I used things I already had, making them an excellent stash buster and make really neat little last minute gifts too!

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Here's what you'll need to make your own dryer balls:

  • 100% wool yarn (for each ball I used 110 yards of worsted weight Wool of the Andes by Knit Picks in "Silver" and "White")
  • Small pieces of cotton yarn to tie the ends (make sure you use this for the ties and not the wool, as the ties would felt too!)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Nylons (knee highs or just cut the leg off from a pair like I did)

Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn
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Sizing:
  • Each ball (if you're using same amount and type of yarn I did) measures about 3 inches across. Different yarn and yardage may vary sizing a bit.


Here's how to make Felted Wool Dryer Balls:

  1. Wind the yarn into a ball, make as many as you like.
  2. Place yarn balls in a nylon, tying the top and in between with a piece of cotton yarn.  Be sure to get each section nice and snug.
  3. Wash in hot water and rinse in cold water. Place some towels or something similar to get a good "agitation" to assist with the felting process.
  4. Dry in the dryer with other items on the hot setting.
  5. Remove from nylons by carefully cutting away.  You might have to peel it back a little.
  6. Use in the dryer in place of dryer sheets.  If desired, place a drop or two of essential oil to scent them.  You might have to repeat this step as you use them and the scent wears away.

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