Sunday, 14 January 2018

Free crochet pattern- BOBBLE STITCH headband

HOW TO CROCHET THE BOBBLE STITCH
and make a headband
 See the video demo here: https://youtu.be/dNzdOF9YN3M


The bobble stitch is an easy stitch that adds lots of texture to a crocheted garment!

Copyright © 2017, Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)
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: mehartgallery@gmail.com 

LEARN TO CROCHET HERE:

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Things you should know:
Yarn quantities are approximate and may vary depending on your tension.
Finished garment may differ from pattern if other than recommended yarn is used.
Pattern is written in standard American terms.

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn
5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

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INSTRUCTIONS: See a video demo here:  https://youtu.be/dNzdOF9YN3M 
1.  Chain 17, 

2. Half-double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook, 
      and each stitch of the chain.

3.  Chain 2 and turn, working in the back side of the stitch for this           row, half-double crochet in each stitch. (16)

4.  Bobble stitch row: 
Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in the first 3 stitches,
   In the next stitch make a bobble: 
    See the video here: https://youtu.be/dNzdOF9YN3M 
   *Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, pull up a loop,  pull 
    through 2 loops on the hook,
   repeat from * 3 more times,
   pick up the yarn, pull through all 5 loops on the hook.
   single crochet in the next 3 stitches.

   Repeat from the first * across the row, ending with 3 single crochet. (16)


5.  Repeat the sequence of step 2, 3 and 4 until the headband will 
    wrap around the head. (Ending with a bobble stitch row.)

Either fasten off, and sew the work into a tube, or, fold the work to bring the foundation row against the last row completed, and slip stitch to join.  Weave yarn ends into the finished work.

END OF PATTERN

Pattern # 2148 on Ravelry uses the Bobble Stitch:


    

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

How to make TAGS for knit or crochet garments (Hats, cowls, scarves, etc.)

It's very easy to make some cute add-on tags to sew onto your
knitted or crochet items!  Here are some easy ways to do that!




1.  You can use:  Leather, faux leather (leatherette), grosgrain 
      ribbon, or any colorful ribbons!
      See a video demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPgJQ6eciJs&t=2s






2.  Cut a piece approx. 3/4 inch by 2 inches long.




3.  If you would like to personalize it, you can do that with 
     a permanent marker, or a wood burning tool.

4.  Fold it over the edge of your garment, and sew it in place,
     capturing both sides with the thread!

    That's it!  So easy!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

FREE crochet pattern, LUMBER-JACK JANE HEADBAND, 5 yrs to adult, #2140CRO

#2140CRO- LUMBER-JACK JANE CROCHET HEADBAND, 5 YRS TO ADULT
Cute Crochet headband, in casual colors of red, white, and gray!  Quick and easy to crochet!  Make it in one solid color as well!

Copyright © 2017, Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)
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: mehartgallery@gmail.com 

LEARN TO CROCHET HERE:

MY FREE VIDEO TUTORIALS ON YOUTUBE:  http://www.youtube.com/user/Hectanooga1

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Things you should know:
Yarn quantities are approximate and may vary depending on your tension.
Finished garment may differ from pattern if other than recommended yarn is used.
Pattern is written in standard American terms.
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9 PIECE SET: 3 mm to 12 mm crochet hook:




($3.15 at time of posting) 




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MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, worked 2 strands 
      (Gray 85 yards, Red 34 yards, white 17 yards)
        (Red Heart Super Saver used in this design)
        (Bernat Premium (formerly known as Bernat Super Value can also be used)
6.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle.
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HEADBAND 
INSTRUCTIONS:  Works sideways in ribbing stitch. 
Gauge: 2.5 stitches = 1 inch

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This pattern is available on Ravelry as a 
6 piece set, for $3.99 
(HAT, COWL, HEADBAND, TEXTING GLOVES,
BOOT CUFFS/LEGWARMERS and SLIPPERS)
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1.  Working sideways, with 2 strands 
     of worsted weight yarn, and a 
     6.5 mm crochet hook: chain 10

2.  Single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook, and each stitch 
     of the chain.

3.  *Chain 1 and turn, working in the back side of the stitch only
     single crochet in each stitch across the row.  Repeat from * for:
 5-12 years: 34 more rows (or until the work easily stretches to 20 inches)
 12 - 16 years: 36 more rows (or until the work easily stretches to 21 inches)
 Adult: 38 more rows (or until the work easily stretches to 23 inches)


4.  Fold the work in half, bringing the foundation row and the     
    last row completed together and slip stitch to join and form a 
    tube.














5.  Attach white yarn in the slip stitch area, chain 1, single crochet 
     in each stitch around, slip stitch to join and fasten off.















6.  Attach red yarn, *chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, 
  slip stitch to join.  Repeat from * for one more row, fasten off.

7.  Repeat with white and red yarn on the other open side of the 
     headband.  Weave all yarn ends into the finished work.

END OF HEADBAND PATTERN


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Monday, 1 January 2018

FREE KNITTING PATTERN, Lumberjack Jane HEADBAND, 5 yrs to adult, #2140KF

FREE KNITTING PATTERN, (Crochet version coming tomorrow!)  Lumberjack Jane HEADBAND, Beginner level.
5 yrs to adult, #2140KF
Quick and easy knit headband in a casual red, gray, and white color scheme!
Works up quickly using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, and 8 mm knitting needles.
Or you can substitute a super bulky yarn such as Caron Tea Cakes!
Great, easy beginner project!  Looks great in a solid color as well!

Copyright © 2017,  Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)  .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. (Copyright infringement, even without monetary gain, is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000). Permission is granted to sell your finished garments. 


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BLOCKING: Basically there are 2 ways of blocking.
1.  Steam blocking: arrange item on a flat surface, hold steam iron above the surface, (not touching the surface), and
   steam. Allow the item to dry in the shape desired.
2.  Immerse in water, and squeeze water out, or spray with water. Arrange item on a thick bath towel, shape
as desired, allow to dry undisturbed.

MATERIALS:
2 strands of worsted weight yarn, OR 1 strand of chunky, or super bulky yarn.
(Approx. 80 yards for worsted weight. For chunky yarn you will need 40 yards.)

One pair straight 8 mm knitting needles, (can also be worked on circular needles).
Yarn needle
Buttons optional

____________________________________Bamboo knitting needles, 
36 piece set

2mm to 10 mm


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HEADBAND INSTRUCTIONS:
Gauge: 2 stitches long = 1 inch (Adult: 80 yards)


This pattern is available 
on Ravelry as a 6 piece set:
Headband,   Hat,   Cowl,   Texting Gloves, 
Boot Cuffs/Legwarmers,   and Slippers
for $3.99:  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2140k--lumberjack-jane-set


1.  Cast on: (Cast on demo: 
42 stitches for adult;  (yarn requirement: 80 yards)
38 stitches for 12 - 16 yrs;  (yarn requirement: 74 yards)
32 stitches for 5 - 12 yrs.  (yarn requirement: 65 yards)

2.  Work in ribbing stitch for entire headband: (knit 2,purl 2)
Knit stitch demo:  
Purl stitch demo:  

 3 rows in red
1 row in white,
 8 rows in gray,
 1 row in white,
 3 rows in red, then one more row, casting off each stitch after it is     worked.
 Cast off demo:   



3.  If worked with straight needles, sew with the same yarn color    
     and a yarn needle to form a tube.
    Weave yarn ends into the finished work.(To make an adjustable 
    fit, weave 2 strands of yarn through the top and bottom of the 
    headband, pull and tie into a bow to adjust to fit.)
  
 If your seam is less than perfect, 
sew a row of buttons over the seam.

END OF HEADBAND PATTERN

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Friday, 29 December 2017

FREE KNITTING PATTERN- Boot Cuffs AND Texting Gloves, Beginner level, #2139KF

#2139K - Free Knitting Pattern,
Boot Cuffs and Texting Gloves, beginner level
Copyright © 2017,  Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)  .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. (Copyright infringement, even without monetary gain, is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000). Permission is granted to sell your finished garments. 
If you have questions about this pattern, you may email me at: mehartgallery@gmail.com 


MY FREE VIDEO TUTORIALS ON YOUTUBE:http://www.youtube.com/user/Hectanooga1

You can find me here:



BLOCKING: Basically there are 2 ways of blocking.
1.  Steam blocking: arrange item on a flat surface, hold steam iron above the surface, (not touching the surface), and
   steam. Allow the item to dry in the shape desired.
2.  Immerse in water, and squeeze water out, or spray with water. Arrange item on a thick bath towel, shape
as desired, allow to dry undisturbed.

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn: 
             Texting Gloves: 60 yards;  Boot Cuffs: 120 yards
One pair 6 mm straight knitting needles (US 10)
Yarn needle


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INSTRUCTIONS:  Make 2 of each. 
                             Gauge: 2.5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 sq. inch
                            For heavier weight garments, use chunky yarn.
1.  Boot Cuffs: Cast on 48 stitches (one size fits most, increase in 
                          multiples of 4)
        Texting Gloves: Cast on 24 stitches (one size fits most, increase 
                               in multiples of 4)
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Bamboo knitting needles, 
36 piece set:  https://tinyurl.com/ycpl3yfq

2mm to 10 mm


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2.  Work in ribbing stitch for 6 rows. (Knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches)
3.  Work in garter stitch for 2 rows. (Knit every row)

4.  Repeat step 2 (ribbing) for 3 more times; and step 3 (garter 
     stitch) for 2 more times.
  (Or more for longer cuffs or gloves.)
     Cast off each stitch after it is worked in the last row, leaving a 
      long yarn end.
     Thread into a yarn needle, fold work in half, and sew closed, 
     forming a tube.
  Leave an opening for the thumb in the texting gloves.

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#1159 - Knit baby set:








#2068-Knit baby poncho:







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