Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lincoln Beanie - Free crochet pattern



Good morning beautiful people.

I hope the start to your day has been gentle. Today I have a sweet little hat pattern for you that takes all of 10 minutes to whip up. It will fit 14-16 weeks gestation and used only a very tiny amount of yarn. Perfect for the scraps of special colours left over from bigger projects. It is only 6 rounds in total, so a very easy take along project. When you make the colour changes, I find it easier to drop the main colour and pick up the contrasting, rather than cutting the main and having to rejoin it.

You will need:
3.5mm hook
DK/8ply/light worsted weight 3 yarn in a main and contrasting colour

1: ch3, dc in the first chain 8 times, join
2: ch3, dc twice in each stitch around, join.
3: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.
4: change to contrasting colour, ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.
5: change to main colour, ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.
6: change to contrasting colour, ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

End off all colours and weave in tails.



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.