Monday, 24 September 2018

Free Crochet Pattern - 2270yt - PEBBLE STITCH HAT

There is a new video up with the written instructions included in the video
for a Pebble Stitch Hat, which is a match for the Pebble Stitch Scarf,
posted in the previous video.  
The links are in the description below thevideo.

You can make this hat in either of 2 ways.
Worked in the round,
or 
worked flat.
Both are explained in the video.

Also, you can add a faux fur pom pom, or not.







Link for the scarf:

Link for the Hat: https://youtu.be/UH2tIHBALgQ
The hat link will not be live until tomorrow, Sept 25)

LINK for DIY faux fur pom pom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4YuppJKhpM







Monday, 17 September 2018

FREE crochet pattern, SHOSHONA SLOUCHY HAT























CROCHET PATTERN,
Quick and easy chunky style slouchy hat.
So fast to make!
I used Caron Tea Cakes
BUT
2 strands of worsted weight (Bernat Premium  or Red Heart Soft)
could be used.
.
Adult size.
.
**MATERIALS:**
Caron Tea Cakes chunky yarn,
 OR, 
2 strands of worsted weight yarn
     (116 yds chunky yarn… or.. 232 yds ww)

9 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
.
HOW TO MAKE A FAUX FUR POM POM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4YuppJKhpM&t=19s
.
HOW TO CROCHET A FUN FUR POM POM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYdRjwzlG5k
.
HOW TO MAKE TAGS FOR YOUR GARMENTS:
https://youtu.be/bPgJQ6eciJs
.
CLICK HERE to enter **my RAVELRY PATTERN STORE,**
with over 200 FREE PATTERNS:
.
Buy Red Heart Yarn here:

.
You can find me here:






CARON TEA CAKES














2272 - CROCHET SHOSHONA SLOUCHY HAT
Copyright © 2018,  M. E. Harrington

This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments.

If you have questions about this pattern, you may email me at: meh@eastlink.ca

MATERIALS:
Caron Tea Cakes chunky yarn, OR, 2 strands of worsted weight yarn
    (116 yds chunky yarn… or.. 232 yds ww)
9 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle




MY FAVORITE CROCHET HOOKS
https://tinyurl.com/ydft63v6











Instructions: Gauge: 2 sc and 2 rows = 1 sq. inch

Works top down. 
1.  Chain 5, slip stitch to join.

2.  Chain 2, make 10 double crochet in the ring, slip stitch to join in      the top of the chain 2. (11)

3.  Chain 2, make 2 double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch 
     to join. (22)

4.  Repeat step 3. (44)

5.  Chain 2, alternate front post and back post double crochet 
     around, slip stitch to join. (44)
Video of fp and bp dc:

6.  *Chain 2, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to 
     join. (44)
     Repeat from * for one more row. (44)

7.  Repeat step 5 and 6. (44) (NOTE: For a less slouchy hat, skip     
     this step, go to step 8.)

8.  Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, skipping every 
     10th stitch, slip stitch to join. (40)

9.  *Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Repeat from * for 2 more rows, fasten off.  Weave yarn 
ends into  the finished work.

 
HOW TO MAKE A FAUX FUR POM POM:

 HOW TO CROCHET A FUN FUR POM POM:







END OF PATTERN.





Sunday, 16 September 2018

FREE CROCHET PATTERN, #2268yt, MAN'S CROCHET HAT


#2268YT- MAN'S CROCHET HAT,
 (matches Man's crochet scarf pattern: https://youtu.be/aRKdwT_kkX8

Copyright © 2018,
 M. E. Harrington

This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments.

If you have questions about this pattern, you may email me at: meh@eastlink.ca


Buy Red Heart Yarn here:





MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn,
9 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

See the how to video here;


Saturday, 15 September 2018

Knitting Pattern for Men: Knit Purl Hat and Scarf Set, 5 yrs to adult

New pattern up!
Knitting for men!

If you can Knit and Purl, you can make this very easy set!
Work it using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn,or some chunky or bulky yarn,
and large 9 mm knitting needles!
Beginners could probably make this set, it's not difficult, just requires paying attention
to the sequence which is repeated every row.









You can find this pattern here:


But you don't need to purchase it, here are the very easy instructions:

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn worked 2 strands, or chunky yarn such as Michael’s Loops and Threads
Worsted weight:  SCARF: 48 “ long: 400 yds; 60 “ long: 450 yds  (Chunky yarn: 200 - 225 yds)
Worsted weight:  HAT: 5-12 yrs: 140 yds;  12-16: 170 yds;  Adult: 190 yds (Chunky yarn: 70 - 80 yds)
One pair straight knitting needles, size 9 mm
Yarn needle


INSTRUCTIONS: Gauge: 3 stitches and 3 rows = 1 sq. inch
Copyright: Emi Harrington,permission not given to share, give away, or sell this pattern.

HAT AND SCARF ARE BOTH WORKED FOLLOWING THE SAME INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  With 2 strands of ww yarn, or 1 strand of chunky or bulky yarn, cast on 22 stitches.
2.  Work the following pattern every row, (I find I need to repeat the sequence in sections to not get lost)
K, P, K, P
K,K,K,K,K
K, P, K P
K, K, K, K, K
K, P, K P
3.  For the scarf: when it is long enough: 52 to 60 inches, work the final row, casting off each stitch after it
is worked. Weave yarn ends into the finished work.

 For the Hat: when the work is the following measurements:
 5-12 yrs: 20 inches; 12-16: 22 inches; Adult: 24 inches;  
work the final row, casting off each stitch after it is worked.  Leave a long yarn end,
thread it into a yarn needle, pass through the long side of the work passing through every 4th stitch,
pull to gather up and close the top of the hat, take several stitches to secure, then sew the
back seam of the hat. How to sew a seam in knitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5UXKaYctAg 

New Video, Manly Crochet Scarf and Hat set

Hey everyone!

I've posted a new video for a crochet set for MEN!
A scarf and hat set!
Here's the link to the video, and the written instructions
can be found in the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r68f2l77sNA






Here's the link again:


Also a NEW KNITTING PATTERN for a man's hat and scarf set coming next!!
(Of course they are not just for men!)






Monday, 13 August 2018

FREE CROCHET PATTERN, #2232 TOP DOWN RECTANGLE SUMMER SHAWL

2232YT-ROSA-LEE RECTANGLE V STITCH SHAWL





Copyright © 2018 M. E. Harrington 
This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments.

If you have questions about this pattern, you may email me at: meh@eastlink.ca

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn,  (Approx. 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver for size small)
9 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS:

Video demo here:  https://youtu.be/mZ4j6a9E0gY

Purchase a downloadable pdf pattern on Ravelry for $1.00 here:


1.  Chain 107.

2.  Double crochet in the 4th stitch from the hook, (takes the place 
      of the first V stitch),
*Skip the next 2 stitches, V stitch in the next stitch: dc, ch 1, dc;
repeat from * across the row.

3.  Turn, slip stitch into the first chain 1 space, chain 4, double 
      crochet in the same space.
In every chain 1 space across the row, make a V stitch.

4.  Repeat step 3 to make the shawl as long as desired.  
     This sample worked 13 rows.

5.  BOTTOM BORDER:
Turn, slip stitch into the first chain 1 space.
Chain 4, double crochet in the same space, chain 3, slip stitch 
into the top of the
double crochet stitch (picot formed), double crochet in the same 
space.
In every chain 1 space across the row make:
2 double crochet, chain 3, slip stitch into the top of the double 
crochet, double crochet in the same space.  Fasten off, weave 
yarn ends into the finished work.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

FREE crochet halter top pattern, AZURE BLUE HALTER TOP

2237 - AZURE HALTER TOP

Copyright © 2018, M. E. Harrington





This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments.

If you have questions about this pattern, you may email me at: meh@eastlink.ca

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, (See step 1 for yardage.)
6.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle



12 mm crochet hook:
 



INSTRUCTIONS: video demo here: https://youtu.be/_6vT0bXmYAc






RED HEART YARN: (Big variety)











**THIS PATTERN IS AVAILABLE AS A PDF INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE ON RAVELRY for $4.99:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2237-azure-halter-top



Gauge: 3 sc long and 3 sc high = 1 sq. Inch

(Work the bottom section first, then add the top section.)
Step 1: foundation chain should measure as listed in inches, OR, for a custom fit, 
foundation chain should wrap around the rib cage, 
below the bust.

1.    2 - 4 years: chain 62, (20 -21 inches long)      
                   (Yarn required: approx.75 yards)
4 - 6 yrs:  chain 68 (22 - 24 inches long)  
             (Yarn required: approx. 100 yards)
Chest 26 - 30: chain 74 (26 inches long)   
            (Yarn required: approx. 175 yards)
Chest 30 - 34: chain 80 (31 inches long)  
            (Yarn required: approx. 250 yards)
     Chest 34 - 38: chain 86 (33 inches long)  
                  (Yarn required: approx. 360 yards)
Chest 38 - 40: chain 92 (36 inches long)   
            (Yarn required: approx. 420 yards)
Chest 40 - 42: chain 98 (38 inches long)  
            (Yarn required: approx. 445 yards)
Chest 42 - 44: chain 104 (40 inches long)  
            (Yarn required: approx. 490 yards)
Chest 44 - 46 : chain 110 (42 inches long)  
            (Yarn required: approx. 550 yards)
Chest 46 - 48 : chain 116 (44 inches long)  
           (Yarn required: approx. 620 yards)
Chest 48 - 50 : chain 122 (46 inches long)  
          (Yarn required: approx. 680 yards)
Chest 50 - 52 : chain 128 (48 inches long)  
          (Yarn required: approx. 720 yards)
Chest 52 - 54 : chain 134 (50 inches long)  
         (Yarn required: approx. 780 yards)


2.  Double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook, and each 
     stitch of the chain. (You will have 1 dc less than the number in 
     the foundation chain.)

3.  Chain 2,* skip the next 2 stitches, 5 double crochet in 
     the next stitch, (5 dc shellformed), 
     skip the next 2 stitches, 
     single crochet in the next, 
     repeat from * across the row, 
    ending with a double crochet in the top of the turning chain.

4.  Chain 2 and turn, *5 double crochet in the center stitch of the 5 
    dc shell of the previous row, chain 1, 
    repeat from * across the row, 
    ending with a double crochet in the last stitch.

5.  Repeat step 4 for 2 or more rows. (1 row for ages 2 - 6.)

6.  Picot Edge row:
Chain 2 and turn,* in the center of the next shell make:
3 double crochet, chain 2, slip stitch into the top of the double 
crochet (picot formed), 
2 double crochet, chain 1;
  repeat from * across the row, ending with a dc in the last stitch, 
  fasten off.






7.  Fold the rectangle in half to find the center.
Mark the following number of stitches on 
each side of the center mark.
(The row of double crochet is the top, picot edge is the bottom.)
2 - 4 yrs:      30 stitches (15 on each side.)
4 - 6 yrs::      32 stitches, 16 on each side)
Chest 26 - 30:  34 stitches (17 on each side)
     Chest 30 - 34:  36 stitches (18 on each side)
     Chest 34 - 38:  42 stitches (21 on each side)
Chest 38 - 40:  46 stitches (23 on each side)
Chest 40 - 42:  52 stitches (26 on each side)
Chest 42 - 44:  54 stitches (27 on each side)
Chest 44 - 46:  56 stitches (28 on each side)
Chest 46 - 48:  58 stitches (29 on each side)
Chest 48 - 50:  60 stitches (30 on each side)
Chest 50 - 52:  64 stitches (32 on each side)
Chest 52 - 54:  68 stitches (34 on each side)




Ergonomic crochet hooks:




















8.  Attach yarn on either side.  
*Chain 1, single crochet in each of the designated stitches 
between the marks.
 Repeat from * for one more row.

9.  All sizes up to Chest 22 - 30 inches: 
     no increase, go to step 12.

All other sizes: Chain 1 and turn. Single crochet across the row, 
making 2 single crochet in every 10th stitch.
( 30-34= 39;  34-38= 46;  38-40 = 50;  40-42= 57;  42-44= 59; 
 44-46= 61;   46-48=63;  48- 50= 66;   50 -52= 70;    52-54= 74)

10.  All sizes above 30 inch chest: Repeat step 9. 
                            (42; 50;  55;  62;  64;  67;  70;  72;  77;  81)



11.  Chest 40 - 48, repeat step 9 one more time.
                                         (68;  70;  73;  77;  79;  84;  89)
Chest 52 - 54, repeat step 9 two more times. (92;  97)



12.  *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch across the row.
       Repeat from * for:
       Child 2 - 4 yrs:  6 more rows
       Child 4 - 6 yrs:  7 more rows
       Chest 26 - 30:   8 more rows
 Chest 30 - 34:   9 more rows.
Chest 34 - 38:   10 more rows.
Chest 38 - 40:   11 more rows.
Chest 40 - 44:   13 more rows.
Chest 44 - 48:   15 more rows.
Chest 48 - 50:   16 (or more) rows (depending on cup size)
Chest 50 - 52:   17(or more) rows (depending on cup size).
Chest 52 - 54:   20 (or more) rows (depending on cup size).

13.  Grid top: Chain 3 and turn,
 *skip the next stitch, double crochet in the next stitch, chain 1,
repeat from * across the row.

14.  Chain 3 and turn, *double crochet in the next chain 1 space, 
       chain 1, repeat from * across the row.

15.  Child 2 - 6 yrs:  fasten off.
All other sizes: Repeat step 14 for one more row, fasten off.
Weave yarn ends into the finished work.

Chain 2 cords, one for the neck, and one for the body.
Neck cord: approx. 20 to 40 inches.  Pass through the top grid.
Body cord: approx. 45 - 90 inches. Pass through the top row of dc on the bottom section.  See the demo for clarification:

If desired, chain a cord of 14 inches,
pass through the center,  between the breasts,
from the grid row to the double crochet row of the bottom section,
gather and tie into a bow.
OPTIONAL: Sew bra cups inside the halter.