Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Crochet Mittens

 A few notes before we begin, I made this mitt to perfectly fit my hand. I think that I have a somewhat average hand, but make sure that you are trying it on the entire time that you are working on it, to make sure that it works for your hand. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. I would suggest you read through the whole pattern, and learn all of the stitches before you begin. I used a 5.00m hook and average yarn(in other words, I have no idea what I used :).

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Cute Penguin Hat

 My sister Irene recently turned 12 years old. I had just finished my previous project, so right away I started searching the web and Pinterest to find the perfect hat for Irene. I saw a lot of really cute animal hats, but I wanted something a little bit different. When I saw this one I knew that it was the one! It is very cute, but not as complicated as a lot of the ones that I saw.

I had a few challenges along the way, like not knowing what a magic ring is(causing the top of the hat to stick up), not having orange yarn(I had to create my own with thin weaving yarn) and having to spray paint purple buttons black. But after it was all done I think it looked pretty good.

Pictures by me :)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Crochet Infinity Scarf


Here is a free pattern of this beautiful crochet scarf that I made. This is the very first item that I have crocheted, it is so wearable and cute, and so easy to do. Lets get started :)

For this project I used a size 5 crochet hook and standard yarn. For every new kind of stitch I will link you to a website that clearly explains how to do it. 

  1. Start by making a slip knot and then chain until it is 54 inches (137cm) long. The number of chains will very depending on the type of yarn and hook that you use.
2. Conect the chain with a slip knot to make a loop.
3. Single crochet all the way around the loop once, putting one stitch into each chain until you get to the beginning of your loop. Attach to first stitch in the row with a slip stitch.
4. Chain 3 and then double crochet all the way around again. Attach to first stitch in the row with a slip stitch.
5. Chain 2 and half double crochet around again. Attach to first stitch in the row with a slip stitch.
6. Continue in this pattern until your scarf is as wide as you would like it to be. Mine is about 6 rows of this pattern or 7 inches.
7. Tie off and weave in ends. 
8. Enjoy, and let me know how it turns out!

This is a free pattern and you may sell the final product, but please mention that you found it here. 
Pictures taken by Katie :)