Thursday, February 21, 2019

Crochet Scrunchie, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


Crochet scrunchies are fun and fast little projects for your hair with easy stitches that you can whip up in no time flat!  Make a matching set too for some crochet fun for your hair!  

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


Crochet Scrunchie
By Jennifer Dickerson


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Materials:

  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook 
  • 1 Ball of Red Heart With Love in the "Parade" (Note: I didn't use the whole ball of yarn, you will definitely be able to make several from one ball!)
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Elastic
  • Scissors 


Love this particular color of Red Heart With Love?  Check out my Joyful Jewels Button Scarf pattern too!



Sizing (after blocking):
  • 4 inches wide
  • 13 inches long (before seaming) 

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Instructions:
Ch 12, join in the furthest chain with a slip stitch to create a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, then work a sc into each ch.  Join to close round with a slip stitch.

Round 2: Ch 1, then work a sc into each stitch.  Join to close round with a slip stitch.

Repeat round 2 until piece measures about 13 inches from beginning.  For a bigger or "slouchier" scrunchie, make it a little taller.

Cut elastic the length of your crochet tube.  Slide it through the tube.  Scrunch the crochet tube down and tie the elastic.  Seam the ends of the tube together and weave in ends.  All finished!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Heart You Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Heart You Scarf is a beautiful crochet scarf in an all over open fan pattern. Stitched up with gorgeous ombre pink yarn, it is the perfect piece for going from winter to spring!

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


Heart You Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson



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Materials:

  • 5.5 mm "I" crochet hook 
  • 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in "Jazzy" (482 yards)
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 




Sizing (after blocking):
  • 10 inches wide
  • 82 inches long 

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Instructions:

Ch 43 (Multiple of 12+7)

Row 1: Sc in the 11th ch from the hook, *ch 5, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, repeat from * turn.

Row 2: Ch 5, skip first sc, 1 sc in ch 5 sp, *skip 1 sc, 7 dc in next ch 5 sp, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, repeat from * to sc in last ch sp, ch 2, 1 dc in 6th ch from last sc of previous row, turn.

Row 3: Ch 6, skip (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 sc, 1 dc), *1 sc in next dc (second dc of 7 dc), ch 5, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc (6th dc of 7 dc), ch 5, then work a sc in the ch 5 sp, ch 5 then repeat from * ending with 1 sc, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until about inches long (or you run out of yarn), ending on row 2.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Rose Bouquet Embroidery Hoop Wreath, Free Crochet Pattern



The Rose Bouquet Hoop Wreath is a simple and sweet crochet wreath that you can stitch up quickly and easily!

Lovely curlicue roses and one round leaves add a splash of color to your space and the wood hoop is is on-trend and easy to find in your local craft aisle or store too!

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Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver in "Shocking Pink" "Perfect Pink" and "Spring Green" or your own colors
  • 5.0 mm "H" crochet hook
  • Embroidery Hoop (any size, I used an 8 inch hoop)
  • Ribbon (be sure to use something wide enough to cover screw at the top of the hoop, I used 2.5 inch wide grosgrain ribbon)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle


Instructions for roses (I made 3 in light pink and three in dark pink):

Ch 16
Row 1: In the 4th ch from the hook, work 3 dc.  Work 3 dc in the next ch and in each ch across.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail.  Seam rose together in the center with the center tail.  Weave in ends.

Instructions for leaves (I made 4 of them, but you can add more if you like):

Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1:  In the center of the ring, work 6 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc.  Join with a slip stitch to close leaf and fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Wreath Assembly:
  • Before gluing, position roses and leaves where you'd like them to be.
  • Glue roses and leaves to form with hot glue.  You can do an off center cluster like I did or center if you like too.  If you want a fuller wreath, simply add more roses and leaves.  Alternatively,  you could fill the wreath with flowers too!
  • Create a ribbon loop at the top to hide embroidery hoop hardware.  Glue in place.
  • Allow all glue to completely cool and dry before hanging.


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fluffy Hearts Valentine Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Fluffy Hearts Valentine Cowl is fabulously lofty and bright, crocheted with faux fur yarn!  A cute heart drawstring helps cinch it up to keep you extra cozy too!

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

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Fluffy Hearts Valentine Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson 


Materials:
  • 3 Skeins Red Heart Fur ("Azalea" colorway shown).  
  • Red Heart Super Saver in "Shocking Pink " for drawstring
  • 16.0 mm crochet hook for cowl
  • 6.0 mm J crochet hook for drawstring
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
Check out my 10 tips for working with faux fur yarn!


Sizing:
  • 14 inches tall
  • 28 inch circumference


Instructions for cowl (using the fur and 16mm hook):

Ch 12

Row 1: In the 4th chain from the hook, work a (dc, ch 1). *Skip a chain then work (dc, ch 1) in the next ch.  Repeat from * across.

Row 2: Ch 4 and turn (counts as a dc, ch 1).  Work a (dc, ch 1) in the first space and in each space across.

Repeat row 2 until piece is about 28 inches from starting edge leaving a long tail for seaming.  Sandwich two edges together and work a whip stitch to seam together using either a large tapestry needle or even your fingers.  Weave in any ends that remain.

Instructions for drawstring (using the Super Saver and J hook):

To make the drawstring, make a chain about SSSS inches long and leave the tails at either end for attaching the hearts later.  Set aside and proceed below to make hearts.

To make two hearts (using the Super Saver and J hook):

Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch in the furthest ch from the hook to form a ring.
Round 1 (work all stitches into the ring): dc, tr, dc, sl st, dc, tr, dc, sc, sc, sc, tr, sc, sc, sc, join to close heart with a slip stitch and fasten off.

Before you sew the hearts, weave the drawstring through the top edge of the cowl.  Using the tails from the drawstring, sew a heart to each drawstring end.  Weave in any ends that remain.


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

10 Tips for Using Faux Fur Yarns




With the popularity of the faux fur right now, I've been getting lots of questions on how to use it, so I thought I'd share 10 helpful tips when making your next project!

Also, check out my video too where I go into each of the 10 tips in more detail:

10 Tips for working with fur/novelty yarns:

1. Keep it simple, try easy patterns and projects with simple, basic stitches.
2. If you are learning to crochet, try using a smoother ply traditional yarn to learn the stitches. Later you can apply your new skills to more textured yarns.
3. Use large hooks and needles, it is especially helpful as the yarn is very thick and fluffy.
4. Create a sample swatch to learn how the yarn behaves.
5. Sometimes you may have to feel for the stitches when you can't see them.
6. Don't want to commit to a large project? Only have a small amount? Use faux fur as a fun edging! Try these cute slipper socks:



7. Go slow, with a nice fluid and steady motion to prevent twisting and tangling.
8. Still having trouble finding the stitches? Try working into the spaces instead.
9. Not into using hook and needles for this yarn? This is also a great yarn for yarn crafts too!  Check out this heart wreath project:


Fluffy Valentine Heart Wreath 

10.If you have some yarn left, try using it as a unique and extra fluffy garland too!


Check out this fun faux fur pom pom made with fur yarn:

How To Make A Faux Fur Pom Pom Tutorial

I hope these tips help you lovelies!  Have you used this type of yarn before?  Have additional tips?  Share in the comments!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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