Saturday, October 18, 2014

Molly Bonnet - Free Crochet Pattern




Good morning everyone.
Today's pattern is a super easy beginner one for a sweet little bonnet. It only uses dc's, hdc's and chains and is very fast to make. This bonnet will fit a bub of around 22 weeks and looks great in all sorts of colours.



You will need:
8ply/dk/light worsted/ weight 3 yarn in a main and contrasting colour.
4mm hook

Starting with main colour
1. ch3, dc 10 times into the 1st ch, join.
2. ch3, 2dc in each stitch around, join
3. ch3, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next sticth*, repeat around, do not join.
4. ch3, turn, dc in each stitch across.
5-7. ch3, turn, dc across.
8. ch2, do not turn, evenly work  hdc stitches along the neckline of the bonnet (edges of the dc rows) until you get to the corner. End off main colour.
9. With contrasting colour, chain 25, join to the corner of the bonnet, ch2, hdc in each stitch across until the second last stitch, ch2, sl st into the last stitch, ch25 and end off.

Weave in all tails and ends and if you like attach decorations.



Saturday, October 11, 2014

Elliot Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern



Good morning beautiful people,

Today's beanie pattern is bursting full of textures! The beauty of it is, you only need to know how to do 3 stitches! DC, FPHDC and BPHDC. If you are not familiar with front and back post stitching, there is a great video on it HERE by the amazing Clare aka bobwilson123 that will help you out.

This hat will fit a bub at 32-34 weeks gestation if made as below. I have included instructions after the pattern on making it fit a brand new baby and also 0-3 Months




For 32-34 weeks
DK/8ply/light worsted/weight 3 yarn in main and contrasting colours
4.00mm hook.

With main colour
1: ch3, dc 10 times into the first chain, join.
2: ch3, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
3: ch3, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
4: ch3, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join.
5: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.
Change to contrasting colour
6: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
7: ch2, *fphdc around the first stitch, bphdc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
8: ch2, *bphdc around the next stitch (which will be a fphdc), fphdc around the next stitch (will be a bphdc)* repeat around, join.
9-10: Repeat rounds 7 and 8
Change to main colour
11-12: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.

For Brand New Baby and 0-3 Months (Shown Below)
Worsted/Weight 4/ 10 or 12ply yarn in main and contrasting colours. (The yellow in this hat is RHSS, the brown is 4seasons Marvel 12ply (Aus yarn)
5.5mm Hook


With main colour
1: ch3, dc 10 times into the first chain, join.
2: ch3, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
3: ch3, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
FOR 0-3 ONLY
4: ch3, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join.
For all other sizes continue on as follows.
5: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.
Change to contrasting colour
6: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
7: ch2, *fphdc around the first stitch, bphdc around the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
8: ch2, *bphdc around the next stitch (which will be a fphdc), fphdc around the next stitch (will be a bphdc)* repeat around, join.
9-10: Repeat rounds 7 and 8
Change to main colour
11-12: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.