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.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bringing In The New.

The New Year is here and with most feelings surrounding such an event, bring about resolutions, freshening up what was and constructing what should be. The adoration that dwells among this craft of mine has entirely conveyed an emotion of elation that cannot be set aside. This year, for myself as always, I am holding myself to creating more of what I want to perceive, at the level [creatively speaking] of which I believe in. There have been numerous ideas and designs that have been residing in my mind for years and I am ready for them to move on out into this world. There are light resolutions and this post is a gentle reminder to remain consistent with the dreams I retain. So 2018, I welcome you, the highs, the lows and the sweet middle. I am Ready for it All.

ashlee elle.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Free Crochet Costume Pattern! Featuring Harley Quinn!

 
 Hello there! With Halloween looming I wanted to create an item that represented one of my favorite DC characters, the Great Harley Quinn. Being gifted this jacket, I felt something was missing and I decided to whip up this skirt to share with you all! Enjoy!

 Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM
Craft Scissors
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>> 1 Skein for Both colors [RED/BLACK]/Red Heart Super Saver /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle
2cm Elastic Band
Measuring Tape

Stitch guide:  
HDC= half double crochet  
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round

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ALSO, You will be switching colors. Here are some tutorials for help!

 
First things first, I measure my waist, leaving an inch free for sewing purposes.
Once the measurement is complete, I measure my elastic band with the exact same measurements. [I tend to go a size up for secure fitting.] 30 inches total for 29 at the completion. [Mine is a Small Medium Fit]

Added Guide for Additional Sizing:
 [NOTE: though do entirely recommend measuring for specific personalized fit.]
27 inches total for 26 at the completion. [Small Fit]
34 inches total for 33 at the completion. [Medium]
41 inches total for 40 at the completion. [Large]
49 inches total for 48 at the completion. [Extra Large Fit]
Next, I cut the elastic, overlap the ends, [that extra inch] together and then I hand sew them, using the needle and thread very securely. Now, Using my black yarn, I begin the process of creating the crocheted band to overlap the elastic band.
Creating the Band
CH 7 for 6 STS [one ST will count as a turning chain] [1.5 inches in width]
R1-R86: CH 1, SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of each row, 1TCH and continue work for all 86 Rows. At final Row [86] SS to complete work and to sew in the remaining strand.

For Additional Sizing Guide:
 Small: Deduct 7 More Rows. [80 Rows Total]
Medium/Large: Add 8 More Rows. [94 Rows Total] 
Large: Add 28 More Rows. [114 Rows Total]
Extra /Extra Large: Add 50 More Rows. [136 Rows Total] 

Once the crocheted band is complete. You will overlap the crocheted band over the sewn elastic band, with a 32 inches of cut yarn and yarn sewing needle. You will horizontally sew the band onto the elastic sewn band, [in between corresponding STS] 86 TOTAL. Sewing and securing the crocheted band.

 Creating the bottom of the Skirt
You will be working in round, SS to connect and continue work. [Turning chain does not count as a single ST]
Will be switching colors mid row, use reference for assistance!
Complete total length: 11.5 inches
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Using your Black yarn. R1: CH 3, DC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.

Next, Dividing your ST amount "86" by two. So that both colors have equal amounts. Hence 43 STS for Black and 43 STS for Red!
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 Small [40 STS Each]
Medium/Large: [47 STS Each]
Large/: [57 STS Each] 
Extra/Extra Large: [68 STS Each]
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Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R2: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R3: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R4: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R5: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R6: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R7: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R8: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R9: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R10: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R11: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R12: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R13: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R14: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R15: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R16: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 1TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R17: SC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. SC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to complete work. 86 STS TOTAL.
Note: If you want to make the skirt longer  simply continue from R16!



ashlee elle. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

DIY // Crochet Tunic Two Toned Top. Free Crochet Pattern!

  Hello there! I hope you are having a lovely hump day! Today I am sharing a free crochet pattern for this crocheted tunic top that was recreated from a previous free crochet pattern of a halter crop top which can be found [here] I love the notion of utilizing older projects and creating an even newer design from it. There's always new perspectives to all things and I hope you enjoy!
Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM
Craft Scissors
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>> About Half a Skein for All/Caron Simply Soft "Scrap Yarn" /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle

Stitch guide:  
HDC= half double crochet  
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round

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Insert hook unto the opening bottom of the finished top.
Small: Completed length: 9.5 inches 
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RND1: CH 1, SC into all of the STS around the circumference of top, for the entire round, SS to connect and 3TCHS. [Total of 101 STS.] 
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 RND2: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip 3 STS and into the 4th ST, [DC five times] CH 1, Skip 3 STS, and into the 4th ST, [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
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------------------------------ RND3: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1, Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND4: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1, Skip 3 and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND5: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1, Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
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 RND6: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1, Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round,DC once into the last ST,  SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND7: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1, Skip, and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND8: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1, Skip 3 STS, and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND9: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC, CH 3, DC again all into the same ST] CH 1,  ...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, SS and 2TCHS.]
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RND10: HDC into the first ST, CH 5, **Skip and into the middle chain ST of the 3 DC [HDC once] CH 5,  ...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, HDC once into the last ST and SS to complete work.]
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ADDITIONAL SIZING INFORMATION
Additional Sizing: For Top: Medium: CH 57 and work as Small. *Extend if desired to Row 25 or personal length.
For Top: Large/Extra Large CH 73 and extend Step One to Row 30 [start decrease at Row 18] and Step Two to Row 38
For Bottom Additional: Medium work as Small, Extend length if desired to Row 14.
For Bottom Additional: Large/Extra Large extend to Row 22 or to desired length.
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ADDITIONAL SIZING INFORMATION
Additional Sizing: For Top: Medium: CH 57 and work as Small. *Extend if desired to Row 25 or personal length.
For Top: Large/Extra Large CH 73 and extend Step One to Row 30 [start decrease at Row 18] and Step Two to Row 38
For Bottom Additional: Medium work as Small, Extend length if desired to Row 14.
For Bottom Additional: Large/Extra Large extend to Row 22 or to desired length.
*********** always dream,
much love,
ashlee elle.