Sunday, 23 May 2021

EASIEST KNITTED BUTTERFLY, #2719

 Easy to knit, beginner easy!  Make some knitted butterflies for adding to all your knit and crochet garments: hats, scarves, shawls, bags and purses, or use them as brooches.

Click the link for the very short video tutorial:

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










Thursday, 20 May 2021

Easy knitted flower # 2719

 In case you missed it, I posted a short 3 minute

how to video on how to knit these very easy knit flowers.

Easy enough for beginners:


***Easy knit flower, knitting for beginners,



Saturday, 15 May 2021

Easy Beginner knit hair scrunchy (Scrunchie) video demo!

 NEW VIDEO UP, How to knit a super easy hair scrunchie!  Great beginner project!


click on this link to go directly to the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3INT0rLRfY 

Thursday, 13 May 2021

#2718 - BOBBLE STITCH SLEEVELESS SUMMER TOP, make any size

 2718-BOBBLE SLEEVELESS TOP(any size)

 



This easy Sleeveless Top can be made any size, from XS to Plus size! So easy, just work 2 rectangles, then connect at the sides and shoulders! Guaranteed to fit every time!

Copyright © 2021,  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 

 

 

 

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

 

 

You can find ALL my patterns on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/emi-harrington  

Including over 480 FREE patterns.

 

 

MATERIALS:

Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver used in this design.)

5.5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

 

INSTRUCTIONS:  Works bottom up.

Make 1 front and 1 back (identical).

VIDEO DEMO HERE:

https://youtu.be/QyloWLdSwg8

 

1. Measure your largest part, (hips or chest),    

work a foundation chain in multiples of 4 +1,

which is 1/2 the measurement.

(For example:

40 inch chest = foundation chain approx. 20 inches)

 

NOTE:  Work the foundation chain loosely so the body will not billow out.

 


VIDEO DEMO HERE: https://youtu.be/QyloWLdSwg8 

2.  BOTTOM BAND: Double crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook, and each stitch across the

row. Chain 2 and turn, alternate across the row: front post double crochet in

the next stitch, double crochet in the next stitch.

 

3.  *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch across the row.

  #2718- page 2, copyright Emi Harrington  

 

 

4.  CHANGE COLOR FOR A BOBBLE ROW (optional): 

Chain 1 and turn. Single crochet in the same stitch as the chain 1, and in the next 2 stitches,

      Bobble stitch in the next stitch: *yarn over the hook, insert into the stitch, pull yarn through,  

yarn over the hook, pull yarn through 2 loops, repeat from * 2

more times, pull yarn through all 4 loops on the hook.

      *Single crochet in the next 3 stitches, bobble stitch in the next stitch, repeat from * across the

row.


VIDEO DEMO HERE: https://youtu.be/QyloWLdSwg8 

 

5.   CHANGE BACK TO MAIN COLOR: *Chain 2, double crochet in each stitch across the row.

     Repeat from * for 3 more rows.

6.  Repeat step 4 and 5 until the work is as long as the desired length of the top.

 

VIDEO DEMO HERE: https://youtu.be/QyloWLdSwg8 


7.  TOP BAND: Chain 2, double crochet in each stitch

across the row.

Chain 2, alternate front post dc, dc in the next stitch

across the row, fasten off.

 

Make 2, sew together at the sides leaving openings for the arms,

then , and across the shoulders, leaving an opening large

enough to pass over the head.


VIDEO DEMO HERE: https://youtu.be/QyloWLdSwg8


8.  ARM BANDS:  Attach yarn in an underarm stitch, chain 2,

double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.

 

Chain 2, alternate front post dc in the next stitch, double

crochet in the next stitch around, slip stitch to join, fasten off.








Saturday, 8 May 2021

MATTRESS STITCH, INVISIBLE JOINING IN CROCHET

 This method gives you a solution to joining various sections

of crochet work, and results in an invisible join.

I joined the 2 sections below with black yarn, and

you cannot see the black yarn in the joined area!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GO DIRECTLY

TO THE SHORT VIDEO DEMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WyPH9Tnvbc&t=1s





RIPPLING RAINBOW BABY BLANKET, Yarninspirations

 See a Free Video Demo for this very

easy, and quick to work up 

RIPPLING RAINBOW BABY BLANKET

OR make an afghan or sofa throw, or bed scarf.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GO

DIRECTLY TO THE VIDEO, AND THERE

IS A LINK BELOW THE VIDEO FOR THE

FREE INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF PATTERN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffMI3HdOlKI&t=2s









LAST MINUTE CROCHET MOTHER'S DAY CARD

 Even if you don't need a Mother's Day card,

you can still learn how to crochet the

EASIEST CROCHET HEART IN THE WORLD!!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE SHORT VIDEO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hYXrk6B4PY




Monday, 12 April 2021

FREE CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERN, Adeline- (Bedspread, table cloth, scarf, throw, table runner, place mats, etc.)

 






ADELINE AFGHAN BLANKET

COPYRIGHT: Emi Harrington, 2021


MATERIALS:

WORSTED WEIGHT YARN,

6.5 MM CROCHET HOOK, (OR 6 MM, OR 5.5 MM)

YARN NEEDLE


INSTRUCTIONS: 

VIDEO DEMO HERE: https://youtu.be/nd1KtlUx6mM 

 

1. Start with a foundation chain in multiples of 3 plus 1.

 

2. Double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook, and each stitch of the chain.

 

3. Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch across the row.

 

4. Chain 3 and turn, double crochet in the same stitch (takes the   

   place of the 1st V stitch), *skip the next 2 stitches, V stitch in

   the next stitch (dc, ch 1, dc), repeat from * across the row.

 

5. Chain 2 and turn, make 2 double crochet in the next chain 1

   space, in every chain 1 space across the row, make 3 double

   crochet.

 

6. Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch across the row.

 

7. Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch across the row.

 

8.  Repeat step 4.

 

9.  Repeat step 5.

 

10.  Repeat step 4.

 

11.  Repeat step 5.

 

12.  Repeat step 6 and step 7.

 

Repeat steps 4 - 12 until the desired size is worked.

If desired, work a row of single crochet down each side of the work to stabilize the shape.


Friday, 2 April 2021

FREE KNITTING PATTERN, Baby Dress # 1190

 #1190 - RED JUMPER - SUNDRESS, newborn to 3 Months

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 knit:

Cast on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iocTxgfLqU&list=PL8JcOsK0nf1L4RVaar-hbVuTc1AVqrutu&index=5

Knit stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpJyef0ewFc&list=PL8JcOsK0nf1L4RVaar-hbVuTc1AVqrutu&index=4

Purl stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2dkEiTDxCw&list=PL8JcOsK0nf1L4RVaar-hbVuTc1AVqrutu&index=3

Cast off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_QLYZG1lcU&list=PL8JcOsK0nf1L4RVaar-hbVuTc1AVqrutu&index=2

Sew a seam in knitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5UXKaYctAg 

 

MY FREE VIDEO TUTORIALS ON YOUTUBE:

HECTANOOGA1 ON YOUTUBE:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Hectanooga1

 

You can find me here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Hectanooga 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/HatAndScarfPatterns  

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mehartgallery 

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/emi-harrington

http://www.craftsy.com/user/182117/pattern-store

https://plus.google.com/+Hectanooga1 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hectanooga-Patterns/147605721944461

http://www.facebook.com/3CrochetChicks 

http://freecrochetpatterndownloads.blogspot.ca/

 

 

HOW TO SOFTEN STIFF YARN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcHU2h3SkrQ

 

 

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 (Red Heart Super Saver used in this design, see above to soften yarn.) (Yardage below)

One pair 6 mm (US 10) knitting needles, (worked flat)

Yarn needle

Buttons optional

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Gauge: 3.5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 sq. inch


PATTERN WITH ALL SIZES FROM NEWBORN - 6 YEARS 

AVAILABLE IN MY RAVELRY STORE:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/1190---knit-sundress-jumper


1.  Front and back worked separately, then sewn together on the sides.

    Newborn - 3 months: (Yardage: approx. 200 yds), Cast on 26 stitches 

2.  Work in ribbing (knit 2,purl 2) for:

    Newborn- 3 mths: 8 rows

 

3.  Knit across the row.

Knit across the next row, making 2 stitches in every 2nd stitch.  

(To knit 2 stitches in one stitch, knit into the front of the stitch, then 

into the back  of the stitch.) (39 stitches)


 

4.  Work in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for

    26 rows  or until the dress is approx. 10 inches long.

   

5.  Bottom Band: Knit every row for 6 to 8 rows, casting off each stitch  

     as it is  worked in the last row.

 

STRAPS: (make 2)

Cast on 8 stitches, knit every row for 3.5 inches (approx. 10 rows)

 Knit across the next row, casting off each stitch after it is worked.

 

ASSEMBLY:

Place front section over back section, and sew the side seams.

**NOTE:  Do not sew the ribbing section together, end the seam at the row below the ribbing.

 



STRAPS:

Sew the straps onto the back of the dress, matching the outside of the straps to the end of the ribbing on the sides.

 


Front strap options:  

Overlap the straps slightly, and sew buttons on through both layers to attach the straps to the dress (red dress at the top of pattern); or

sew the straps directly onto the edge of the ribbing.


 


Pass 2 or more stands of yarn through a row of stitches below the ribbing, tie in front.

Tie a knot in the ends of the yarn to hold them together.

 

STRIPE SEQUENCE ON SAMPLE SHOWN:  (6 MTHS SIZE): 

6 rows grey mix, 

2 rows red, 

6 rows solid grey, 

2 rows red, 

6 rows grey mix, 

2 rows red, 

4 rows grey, 

bottom band.

 

END OF PATTERN