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.      

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bryli Hat - Free Crochet Pattern






Good morning lovely people. I am so glad to finally be back with some more preemie patterns.

This hat will fit from 22-24 weeks depending on tension and is very fast to whip up. One takes me about 30 minutes from start to finish. It looks great in all colours and would be incredibly easy to upsize. (In fact, Im working on Newborn sized instructions for one right now!) I hope you enjoy this little pattern. I love hearing from you all. Remember, you are more then welcome to share any pics of items made from my patterns on my Facebook Page

EDIT** Newborn instructions below.

Bryli Hat
Prem Size
3.5mm hook
DK/light worsted/8ply yarn yarn in main and contrasting colours.

1: Ch3, dc in the first chain 10 times, join (to the top of the ch3, here and throughout)
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 (counts as first dc), dc into the same spot 2 more times, ch1, *skip 2 stitches, dc 3 times into the 3rd stitch, ch1*, repeat around, join.
5: sl st into the middle dc from the previous cluster, ch3 (counts as first dc), dc into the same spot 2 more times, ch1, *skip to the middle stitch in the next cluster and dc 3 times in it, ch1* repeat around, join.
6-8: Repeat round 5
9: Change to contrasting colour, and ch2. hdc in each stitch and ch1 space around, join.




Bryli Hat
Newborn Size
5.5mm hook
Worsted weight yarn in main and contrasting colours. (I used RHSS)

1: Ch3, dc in the first chain 10 times, join (to the top of the ch3, here and throughout)
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 (counts as first dc), dc into the same spot 2 more times, ch1, *skip 2 stitches, dc 3 times into the 3rd stitch, ch1*, repeat around, join.
5: sl st into the middle dc from the previous cluster, ch3 (counts as first dc), dc into the same spot 2 more times, ch1, *skip to the middle stitch in the next cluster and dc 3 times in it, ch1* repeat around, join.
6-9: Repeat round 5
10: Change to contrasting colour, and ch2. hdc in each stitch and ch1 space around, join.