Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: The Pineapple Crush Crochet Top. Free Pattern


 Hello there!  
Hope you are having a good start to the week! This week's free crochet pattern, is a super comfy, but cute halter crop top which is absolutely perfect for the Summer time!

THE INGREDIENTS
3 Skeins of Bernat Maker Fashion Cotton Yarn// Bulky 5
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook 9.00MM
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


FRONT and BACK PATTERN 
Repeat pattern twice to create full piece.

SMALL/MEDIUM // CH for 32 [18 inches width]
LARGE // CH for 44 [24.5 inches width]
R1: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R2-R3: DC into all of the STS for both and the rows and at the end of Row 2, 3TCHS. After Row 3, 2TCHS.
R4: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R5-R6: DC into all of the STS for both and the rows and at the end of Row 5, 3TCHS. After Row 6, 2TCHS.
R7: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R8-R9: DC into all of the STS for both and the rows and at the end of Row 8, 3TCHS. After Row 3, SS to complete work.
*LARGE SIZING: EXTEND to ROW 18.

Next, Skip 2 STS at the beginning of the row by inserting your hook into the 3rd ST after the skipped ST. You will also, leave the remaining 2 STS of the Row completely empty. You will be decreasing by 2 STS for each Row, 1 at the beginning of the Row and 1 Decrease at the end of EACH row.
R10: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 28 STS Total.
R11: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 26 STS Total.

R12: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 24 STS Total.
R13: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 20 STS Total.
R14: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS. 20 STS Total.
R15: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 1TCH. 20 STS Total.
R16: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, SS to complete final work. 20 STS Total.
*LARGE SIZING: EXTEND to ROW 27.

NEXT, you will sew the sides of the top together, utilizing extra yarn strands and a tapestry needle [or a smaller hook!]
Sew ROW 1-ROW 9 SIDES together, sides of the top.

Sew ROW 14-ROW 16 together, the neck of the top.


FINISHING TECHNIQUE
For the Neckline, insert your hook unto the top of the Neckline. You will be working in rounds. 23 STS in the round.
RND1: [Decrease every 2 STS] HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to continue work and 1TCH. 23 STS Total.
RND2: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to complete final work . 23 STS Total.


Note: I added a few rounds to the bottom of the top to add more length to the top. Also, I am creating another pattern from this pattern!  Insert your hook unto the bottom of the Top. You will be working in rounds. 64 STS in the round.
RND1: HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to continue work and 3TCHS . 64 STS Total.
RND2-RND3: DC into all of the STS for both rounds, at end of both rounds, SS to continue work, for Row 2, 3TCHS. After Row 3, 1TCH. 64 STS Total.
RND4: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to complete final work . 64 STS Total.

FINISHING TECHNIQUE
For the Armholes, Insert your hook unto the Armholes. You will be working in rounds. 20 STS in the round.
RND1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to complete final work . 20 STS Total.


*Added a Patch using fabric glue!





Have fun crafting!
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ashlee elle.

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!
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ashlee elle.