Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: The I Love You Free Crochet Hat Pattern.

 Hello there!  
Hope you are having a good start to the week! This week's free crochet pattern, is entirely devoted to the Winter times and frankly, my hands are always cold! I truly wanted a pair of hand warmers that allowed me to be able to create freely without losing my grip. Plus, being able to utilize scrap yarn from past projects is a great method to loosen up that yarn space!

THE INGREDIENTS
Half a Skein-Medium 4 [4 Colors/Red/Pink/Cream] Hot Pink Glitter-Red Heart Party Yarn
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook H/8 5.00MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
Measuring Tape

ABBREVIATIONS
hdc=half double crochet crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
**=Repeat method until end of round


THE PATTERN
You will be creating the graphic first then creating the remaining bits of the hat.
Switching colors between each ST amount.
CH for 16 STS.

FOR VISUAL GRAPHIC REFERENCE



With Cream Yarn. CH for 16 STS

Cream Yarn/ R1: HDC for all of the STS for the entire Row, at end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
LEFT SIDE: R2: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 5 STS--[Red Yarn] HDC for 5 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 6 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
RIGHT SIDE:  R3: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 5 STS--[Red Yarn] HDC for 7 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 4 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
LEFT SIDE:  R4: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 4 STS--[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] -[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 5 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
RIGHT SIDE:  R5: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] -[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 4 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
LEFT SIDE:  R6: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 4 STS--[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] -[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 5 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
RIGHT SIDE:  R7: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] -[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 4 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
LEFT SIDE: R8: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 4 STS--[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] -[Red Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 5 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
RIGHT SIDE:  R9: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 4 STS--[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 2 STS] --[Pink Yarn] HDC for 6 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
LEFT SIDE:  R10: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST--[Pink Yarn] HDC for 6 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] --[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 5 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 3 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
RIGHT SIDE:  R11: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 2 STS--[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 7 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 2 STS] --[Pink Yarn] HDC for 2 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 3 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
LEFT SIDE:  R12: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 3 STS--[Pink Yarn] HDC for 2 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] --[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 9 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
RIGHT SIDE: R13: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST--[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 4 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST] --[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 4 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST]--[Pink Yarn] HDC for 2 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 3 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
LEFT SIDE:  R14: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST--[Pink Yarn] HDC for 6 STS--[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 2 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 3 STS]-[Hot Pink Yarn] HDC for 2 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 ST-- At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
RIGHT SIDE: R15: [Cream Yarn] HDC for 9 STS--[Pink Yarn] HDC for 6 STS--[Cream Yarn] HDC for 1 STS] At end of Row turn work and 2TCHS.
Cream Yarn/ R16: HDC for all of the STS for the entire Row, at end of Row SS to complete work.
Next, insert your hook unto the side of the finished graphic square. HDC for 16 STS along the side of the square, vertically for BOTH SIDES.
Starting with one side you will create this pattern below and after you will connect the sides together.

Cream Yarn/ R1: HDC for all of the 16 STS for the entire Row, at end of row, turn work and 2TCHS.
Cream Yarn/ R2-R21: HDC, CH 1, Skip 1 ST then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the following 2 STSCH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the final 2 STS, at end of row, turn work and 2TCHS. Work this method until you reach Row 21. Then SS to complete work.

Next, you will sew the ends together, both sides of the square together to create a connecting piece. Row 1 to the Other side of the Squares 16 STS.
Next, you will insert your hook unto the TOP of the connected piece. Above the Graphic square so that you will be working in rounds to close in the hat, connecting by SS. Leaving below the graphic piece open to wear.

Cream Yarn/ RND1: Cream Yarn/ R1-R2: HDC, CH 1, Skip 1 ST then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the following 2 STSCH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  
  then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,    then HDC into the final 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST,  at end of round, SS to continue work and 2TCHS.

Cream Yarn/ RND3: HDC into all of the STS for the entire Row, at end of round, SS to continue work and 2TCHS.
Cream Yarn/ RND4-RND6: Decrease for the entire round utilizing a Decrease by HDC into all of the STS for the entire Row, at end of round, SS to continue work and 2TCHS. Continue decreasing until the top of the hat is complete sealed and secured. [Like photo above]
Next, add a cut pom pom for detail at the top of the hat!
Next, at the very bottom of the hat, the opening, HDC around the brim of the hat to create a finished look to the hat!




Have fun crafting!
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ashlee elle.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: Scalloped Finger Free Hand Warmers. Free Crochet Pattern.

 Hello there!  
Hope you are having a good start to the week! This week's free crochet pattern, is entirely devoted to the Winter times and frankly, my hands are always cold! I truly wanted a pair of hand warmers that allowed me to be able to create freely without losing my grip. Plus, being able to utilize scrap yarn from past projects is a great method to loosen up that yarn space!

THE INGREDIENTS
Half a Skein-Medium 4
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook H/8 5.00MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
Measuring Tape

ABBREVIATIONS
hdc=half double crochet crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
**=Repeat method until end of round


THE PATTERN
CH FOR 24. [10 inches width] final length: 5.5 inches
[Note: I measured my wrist for exact width]
Working in rounds, connected by SS and TCH appropriately.

Left Side
R1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R2: DC into the first ST, **Skip the next ST, then DC into the following ST, Next, you return to the skipped ST and DC into it- Now, you will proceed to DC into the next open ST..[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round, SS to continue and 2TCHS.]
R3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R4: DC into the first ST, **Skip the next ST, then DC into the following ST, Next, you return to the skipped ST and DC into it- Now, you will proceed to DC into the next open ST..[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round, SS to continue and 2TCHS.]
R5: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R6: HDC into the first 5 STS, CH 3, Skip 3 STS and HDC into the remaining STS for the the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R7: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS,  including the chains, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R8: HDC into the first 5 STS, CH 2, Skip 2 STS and HDC into the following 2 STS...[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round, SS to continue and 1TCHS.]
R9: SC into first ST, then SC two times into the following ST, into the next ST, SS to create scalloped look-Next, SC into the next ST two times, then into the following ST, SS to to create scalloped look...[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round,  at end of the round, SS to complete final work.]

Right Side
R1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R2: DC into the first ST, **Skip the next ST, then DC into the following ST, Next, you return to the skipped ST and DC into it- Now, you will proceed to DC into the next open ST..[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round, SS to continue and 2TCHS.]
R3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R4: DC into the first ST, **Skip the next ST, then DC into the following ST, Next, you return to the skipped ST and DC into it- Now, you will proceed to DC into the next open ST..[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round, SS to continue and 2TCHS.]
R5: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R6: HDC into all of the 18 STS until you hit the 19th ST- CH 3, Skip 3 STS and HDC into the remaining 3 STS for the the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R7: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, including the chains- at end of the round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.
R8: HDC into the first 5 STS, CH 2, Skip 2 STS and HDC into the following 2 STS...[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round, SS to continue and 1TCHS.]
R9: SC into first ST, then SC two times into the following ST, into the next ST, SS to create scalloped look-Next, SC into the next ST two times, then into the following ST, SS to to create scalloped look...[**From this point on you will repeat this method until you hit the end of the round,  at end of the round, SS to complete final work.]





Have fun crafting!
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ashlee elle.













Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: The 3 Fringe Infinity Scarf. Free Crochet Pattern.


 Hello there!  
Hope you are having a lovely day, hope it's not too cold where you are! I was gifted with a marvelous pink coat through the Holidays and finally had a reason to utilize this yarn that I've had for quite awhile! So I designed up this snuggly infinity scarf with a bit of fringe detail to share with you all. I truly hope you enjoy!

THE INGREDIENTS
1 Skein [Yarn from Bernat] [Bulky 5] (from Michaels)
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook N9.00MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle

ABBREVIATIONS
hdc=half double crochet crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches


THE PATTERN
CH FOR 12. [8 inches width] final length: 22 inches
R1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R2: DC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 2TCHS.
R3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R4: DC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 2TCHS.

R5: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R6: DC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 2TCHS.
R7: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R8: DC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 2TCHS.
R9: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R10: DC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each row, turn work and 3TCHS.

R10-R19: DC into all of the STS, for all of the rows, at end of each row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R20: DC into the first two STS, CH 1 and Skip 1 ST, DC into the following two STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, then DC into the following 2 STS, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, DC into the remaining last STS to complete this row and section. Cut off remaining strand, to fasten and weave in the ends.
Creating the fringe tassels. 3 SETS. Next, cut approximately for 6 strands, 8 inches each. Two strands will go together to become a tassel for each opening [from the chain one opening of Row 20] You will guide the strand through the opening and fold the strands together to knot and secure in its place. [like the photo above] 
Sewing the scarf together. Utilizing a strand of yarn, half an inch or so, using a tapestry needle you will sew through the STS of Row 1 combining to Row 20 to complete and secure the infinity scarf technique.




Have fun crafting!
Tag your recreations: #thedreamcrochetdiy

ashlee elle.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: Crochet Crown Ear Warmer. Free Crochet Pattern.

Hello there!  
I was inspired by the Aerie crown ear warmer [found here] (which is no longer in stores) and I truly wanted to recreate it in more of a chunky fashion. I've created crocheted crowns before though this is the first one I've reconstructed from scratch!

 The Ingredients
Half a skein from Lion Brand's HomeSpun [Bulky 5] (from Michaels)
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook I/9 5.50MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle

 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 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 42. 
You will be working in rounds, connecting by SS and TCH accordingly.

Creating the base of the Crown.
R1-R4: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of each round, 2TCHS.

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.
R1: HDC for 7 STS, at end of row, turn work. [7 STS]
R2: Decrease for 2 HDC STS to have 5 STS for this row, turn work. [5 STS]
R2: Decrease for 2 HDC STS to have 2 STS for this row, turn work. [3 STS]
R2: 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. 




ashlee elle.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: The Ever So Chunky Cowl. Free Crochet Pattern.

The Ever So Chunky Crochet Cowl
Hello there!  
Here is a free crochet pattern to this super chunky infinity cowl which has become one of my favorite handmade accessories for the Winter time.  It'll keep you warm and looking pretty snazzy which is what I'm all about, enjoy!


 The Ingredients

2 Skeins of Chunky Grande Big by Loops and Threads [Jumbo ] (from Michaels)
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook 19.00MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle


 Abbreviations
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
The Pattern
CH 7 for 6 [7.5  inches]
 
R1: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R2: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R3: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R4: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R5: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R6: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R7: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R8: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.

R9: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R10: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R11: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R12: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R13: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R14: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R15: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R16: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R17: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R18: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R19: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 2TCHS.
R20: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, 1TCH.
R21: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of row, SS to complete work.
Finished Length: 31 inches

Next, you will sew Row 1 together with Row 21 to connect and create the infinity look. You may utilize the tapestry needle and a strand of yarn to secure the ends together.

Once complete, for one round solely, you will insert your hook on the outer skirts of the scarf to SC around the entire piece for the finishing look. At the end of the round, SS to complete work and to fasten ends.


Finished Look
 
ashlee elle.