Saturday, September 27, 2014

Michael Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern






Hello all. Another beanie pattern today. I've been on a bit of a roll with hats recently so I hope you don't get sick of them all. I know a lot of you have been holding out for some newborn sized patterns, so Im going to try, where possible, to do these hats in prem sizes and then in newborn. Some might not work but I'll deff see how I go at getting some more sizes for you. Id like to go back through all the other patterns and do the same thing, time permitting.

This is a multi size pattern.

Making this hat in prem sizes
DK/Light Worsted/8ply yarn in a main and contrasting colour
+ 4mm hook = a hat for 22 weeks gestation (10cm tall x 9.5cm across)
+4.5mm hook = a hat for 24 weeks gestation (10.5cm tall x 10cm across)


1: ch3, dc in the 1st chain 9 times, join.
2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
3: ch2, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around, join.
4: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc in the next stitch* repeat around, join.
Change to contrasting colour
5: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
Change to main colour
6: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
Change to contrasting colour
7: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
Change to main colour
8: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
9: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, back loops only, join.
10: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

Making this hat in newborn size.
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used 4 Seasons Marvel 12ply which is very similar in thickness to RHSS)
5.5mm hook
Completed size laid flat 16.5cm tall x 16cm across

1: ch3, dc in the 1st chain 9 times, join.
2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
3: ch2, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around, join.
4: ch2, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitchs* repeat around, join.
5-6: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc in the next stitch* repeat around, join.
Change to contrasting colour
7: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
Change to main colour
8: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
Change to contrasting colour
9: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
Change to main colour
10: ch2, *dc in the first 2 stitches, fpdc around the fpdc from the previous row* repeat around, join.
11: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, back loops only, join.
12: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lemon Tartlet - Playfood



Good morning beautiful people. Hope we are all having a fine one. Today's playfood pattern is for a very cute lemon tartlet, complete with cream and a lemon slice. Of course you could easily change the colours and make an orange or lime tartlet using the exact same pattern. Hope you enjoy this fat free pattern :) YUM! 



You will need

3mm hook
Stitch marker
Small amounts of yellow, brown and cream yarn in your chosen weight.
I use DK/8ply yarn for all my playfood. If you use worsted weight yarn your tartlet will be larger.

With yellow yarn
1: ch2, sc into the 1st chain 6 times, place marker - (6)
2: 2sc in each stitch around - (12)
3: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around - (18)
3: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around - (24)
4: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around - (30)
5: sl st in the next stitch and then end yellow.
Join Brown Yarn
6: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 4 stitches*, repeat around, join - (36)
7: sc in each stitch around, back loops only, place marker - (36)
8: *sc2tg, sc in the next 4 stitches*, repeat around - (30)
9: sc in each stitch around - (30)
10: *sc2tg, sc in the next 3 stitches, back loops only*, repeat around - (24)
11: *sc2tg, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around - (18)
Stuff tart.
12: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around - (12)
13: sc2tg around - (6)
End off leaving a long tail. Use the tail to weave in and out of remaining stitches of the opening, and pull tight to gather it closed.
With the lemon side facing you, join brown yarn to one of the un-worked loops from round 7.
14: sc in the same stitch you joined in, *skip 1, 5dc in the next stitch, skip 1, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the first sc. End off and weave in all tails.

Whipped Cream
With white yarn
1: ch10, dc 3 times in the second chain from hook and each chain across. Leave a long tail. Let the cream twist on itself and sew to the top of the tart.

Lemon Slice
With light yellow yarn
1: ch3, dc in the 1st chain 7 times, end light yellow leaving long tail for sewing.
Join dark yellow yarn
2: 2sc in each stitch, end colour.

Attach slice to the tart.