Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet Bow Finger-Free Cuffs // Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  So I wanted to share a super quick and easy pattern on how to keep your fingers warm while you're crafting away! I absolutely love finger-less gloves especially during the colder seasons so I modified a past pattern and created a swift version to share! Enjoy!


The Ingredients
Less than 1 Ball of Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice in Scarlet // Medium 4 // 100% acrylic
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook: H/8 5.00 MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
 Abbreviations
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches

The Pattern
I measured the circumference of my head/hair, my measurements will be a bit bigger because of my protective braids, though I would recommend sizing your own and crocheting to that specific sizing. [Note: You can always return back to the beginning to create a snug fit, with one round of single crochet.]
First, I chained for 21 (depending on your wrist size you might want to modify.
RND1: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND2: SC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND3: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND4: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND5: SC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND6: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.

*LEFT HAND
You will SC only for 5 STS for the start of the row. To begin the thumb hole, you will CH 5.
After CH 5, skip 5 STS and SC into the remaining STS.
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*RND7: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.


*RIGHT HAND
You will HDC only for 15 STS for the start of the row. To begin the thumb hole, you will CH 5.
After CH 5, skip 5 STS and SC into the final ST.
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*RND7: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.

Continuing on.....
BOTH
RND8: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND9: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.



CREATING THE BOW
CH for 11

RND1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND2: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND4: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND5: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND6: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row, SS to complete work.

You will cut a piece of yarn, not too long. (I didn't really estimate the length!)
Threading the yarn, into the sewing yarn needle, you will scrunch the center of the bow. (Like the photo above!)

After the bow is tied and scrunched, you will want to stitch it by sewing the bow to the wrist cuff. I sewed the middle of the bow to the front of the wrist cuff. (You will have to try the wrist cuff on, to find the exact position! :)) Now it is complete to start the tutorial over again to create the other half!




ashlee elle.






Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The "Winter Dreams" Crochet 2018 Collection

Hello there! Hope you all are doing quite well. Wanting to showcase in detail the crochet items in the New Crochet Collection for the Winter, titled, "Winter Dreams."


"The Woolen Crochet Dress."
Over-sized crochet sweater with a mock turtleneck. Sleeve detail implemented using corresponding yarn from the same brand.



"The Arctic Crochet Sweater."
Striped sweater using Lion Brands "Heartland" with various textures implemented throughout pattern.



"The Opaline Crochet Top."
Short-sleeved textured tunic with a boat neckline, also, with a matching belt to cinch the waist.



"The Silent Night Crochet Cardigan."
Super comfy open cardigan with long sleeves, with repeated color striped yarn.



 "The Overcast Crochet Top."
Wide sleeved chunky sweater cropped top.


"The Glacial Crochet Skirt." 
Super soft crochet velvet a-line skirt with an elastic waistband for comfort.



"The Northern Crochet Cardigan."
 Textured throughout the open cardigan implementing three numerous yarn and flared sleeves.



"The Snowbound Crochet Dress."
Patterned sweater dress with a mock turtleneck and texture throughout. Design of sleeves implemented solid yarn as well.



"The Crystalline Crochet Sweater." 
Long sleeved chunky sweater with an open strap neckline for detail.



"The Silent Night Crochet Skirt."
A-line crochet skirt with an elastic waistband for comfort and detailed with a front slight slit.




Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: Spiderweb Crochet Crown Free Pattern.





The Ingredients
1 Skein of Patons Classic Wool [Bulky 5] 100% Wool / 78 yards in "Burnt Orange"
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook: K/101/2-6.50MM and H/8 5.00 MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
Fabric Glue 
Iron on Trim Spiderwebs [purchased from Tuesday Morning]

 Abbreviations
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches

The Pattern
I measured the circumference of my head/hair, my measurements will be a bit bigger because of my protective braids, though I would recommend sizing your own and crocheting to that specific sizing. [Note: You can always return back to the beginning to create a snug fit, with one round of single crochet.]
I created a measurement of multiples of 7. 
So I chained FOR 52. 
You will be working in rounds, connecting by SS and TCH accordingly.

Creating the base of the Crown.
R1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R2: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R4: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R4: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to complete final work.

Creating the points of the Crown.
Since I chained 42, multiples of 7. I will create 6 points around the base of the crown.
Each point will be created separately.
TEN TOTAL POINTS
R1: HDC for 5 STS, at end of row, turn work. [5 STS]
R2: Decrease for 2 HDC STS to have 3 STS for this row, turn work. [3 STS]
R2: Decrease for 1 HDC ST to have 1 STS for this row, turn work. [1 ST]
Decrease for 1 HDC ST entirely leaving only ST left as the point of the crown. Cut off last strand to tie off and eventually sew in.
Next, you will insert your hook into the following ST, after the first point just created.
You will create this sequence for the entire base of the crown creating the points for the crown.

After completing all 6 points for the crown. Sew in all of the strands. Reinsert your hook to single crochet for one round solely for the finishing look. At end of the rounds, SS to complete work. 


Adding the spiderweb trim. Utilizing fabric glue, simply apply the trim around the crown and hold firmly until the glue sets!



ashlee elle.