Thursday, March 29, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Bordered Headwrap with Flower

I wanted to make a headwrap/earwarmer that wasn't too thick, yet still kept your ears warm. I loved how the border in the second color came out, with the matching flower. You can easily adjust this pattern for a child by decreasing the number of "double crochet across" rows. I have a small head, so I only double-crocheted across until row 33, but for an average adult, I would suggest doing all 24 rows.

Here's the pattern:

Materials:
US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook (for the headband and US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook (for the flower)
Worsted Weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice, but any WW yarn will work)
1-2 buttons
Tapestry needle

Special Stitches:
dc-2-tog: (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Headband

1. Chain 4, dc in second chain from hook and next 2.
2. Ch 2, turn. Dc, 2 dc in next, dc.
3. Ch 2, turn. 2 dc in first, dc across.
4. Ch 2, turn. dc across.
5. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next 2, 2 dc in next, dc in next 2.
6. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next 2, 2 dc in next, dc in next 3.
7. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next 3, 2 dc in next, dc in next 3.
8. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next, 2 dc in next, dc in next 4, 2 dc in next, dc.
9. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next, 2 dc in next, dc in next 5, 2 dc in next, dc.
10-34. Ch 2, turn. Dc in each stitch across.
35. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next, dc-2-tog, dc in next 6, dc-2-tog, dc.
36. Ch 2, tun. Dc in next 4, dc-2-tog, dc in next 4.
37. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next, dc-2-tog, dc in next 3, dc-2-tog, dc.
38. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next, dc-2-tog, dc in next, dc-2-tog, dc.
39. Ch 2, turn. Dc in each stitch across.
40. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next, dc-2-tog, dc in next 2.
41. Ch 2, turn. Dc in next, dc-2-tog, dc.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Join second color at the top left corner of one end. Sc evenly down the side of the headband. When you reach the end of that side, ch 5-6 (depending on the size of your button). Sc into the left side of that end and down that side of the headband until you have a complete border in your second color. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach button on the opposite side of the Ch-5 (or ch-6).

Large Flower (with G)
With second color.
1. Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.
2. Ch 2, 7 dc into ring, sl st to top of ch-2 space.
3. Ch 2, dc in next, {2 dc in next} around. Sl st to top of ch-2 space.
4. {Ch 2, [5 dc, hdc] in next, sl st in next} around.
Fasten off.

Small Flower (with G)
With second color.
1. Ch 5, join with sl st to from a ring.
2. Ch 2, 12 dc into ring. Sl st to top of ch-2 space.
3. {Ch 2, [4 dc, hdc] into next stitch, sl st into next stitch}around.
Fasten off.

Sew the small flower onto the large flower, then sew the two onto the headband, and you're done!

Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, just please give my blog credit. Do not sell the pattern itself. Thank you!


I hope you enjoy this free pattern!

Pattern requests? suggestions? Go here.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Bow Baby Booties (larger size)

I was asked to make these bow baby booties in a bigger size, so while I was at it I decided to write the pattern down! Here it is:

Materials:
US H (5.00mm) crochet hook
WW yarn (I used Loops and Threads Impeccable, but any WW yarn will work)
Tapestry needle

Special Stitches:
sc-2-tog - (insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and pull hook through all 3 loops
dc-2-tog - (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
dc-3-tog - (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Boots (make 2)
Ch 14.
1. Hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in next 11, 3 hdc in last chain (working in backside chains), hdc in next 11 chains, 2 hdc in last chain, sl st to first stitch.
2. Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next 11, 2 hdc in next 3, hdc in next 12, 2 hdc in last 2, sl st to ch-2 space.
3. Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as joining, 2 hdc in next 3, hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in next 8, hdc in next 13, 2 hdc in last 2, sl st to ch-2 space.
4. (back loops only) ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st to ch-2 space.
5. Ch 2, sc in next 14, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog 2 times, dc, dc-3-tog, dc, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to ch-2 space.
6. Ch 2, sc in next 13, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog 4 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to ch-2 space.
7. Ch 2, sc in next 11, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to ch-2 space.
8. Ch 2, sc in next 11, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to ch-2 space.
9. ch2, sc 10, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to ch2 space.
10-13: Ch 2, sc around, sl st to ch-2 space.
 For a taller boot, repeat the last row as many times as you need to. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bows (make 2)
1.Ch 24, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in the next 22.
2-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each stitch across.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Fold the rectangle in half and, using the long tail that you left, stitch all the way around the bow so that you have a smaller rectangle. Then cut a long piece of yarn and wrap it around the middle of the rectangle tightly. 

Sew the bow onto the boot and you're done! This larger version ended up about 4.5-5", without stretching. You can find the free pattern for the smaller booties here.

I also sell this larger size in my etsy store! Check it out for more pictures of the booties.

As with the smaller version, please don't sell the pattern itself, but you are welcome to sell items made from this free pattern. If you sell the finished product online, please credit my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jkwatson?ref=si_shop 


Thanks! I hope you enjoy this free pattern!




Pattern requests? suggestions? Go here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Bow Baby Booties



I've been wanting to make some baby booties to put up on my etsy shop, so I looked around and found some patterns, but none of them were quite what I was looking for. So I made up my own and
 attached a cute little bow to it! 

Here's the pattern:

Materials:
US G (4 mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice, but any WW yarn will work)
Tapestry needle

Special Stitches:
sc-2-tog - (insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and pull hook through all 3 loops
dc-2-tog - (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
dc-3-tog - (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Stitch Abbreviations
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sc-2-tog (see above)
dc-2-tog (see above)
dc-3-tog (see above)

Boots (make 2)
Chain 11.
1. Hdc in 2nd chain from hook and and next 8, 3 hdc in last, (working in backside of chains), hdc  in next 8, 2 hdc in last, sl st to 1st hdc.
2. Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in next 3, hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in next 2, sl st to ch-2 space.
3. Ch 2, hdc in same, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in next 7, hdc in next 10, 2 hdc in next 2, sl st to ch-2 space.
4. (back loops only) Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to ch-2 space.
5. Ch 1, sc in next 9, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog, dc in next, dc-3-tog, dc in next, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.
6. Ch 1, sc in same and next 8, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.
7. Ch 1, sc in same and next 6, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.
8-11. Ch 1, sc in same and each stitch around, sl st to first sc.

For a taller boot, repeat the last row as many times as you need to. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bows (make 2)
Chain 21
1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across.
2-4. Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Fold the rectangle in half and, using the long tail that you left, stitch all the way around the bow so that you have a smaller rectangle. Then cut a long piece of yarn and wrap it around the middle of the rectangle tightly. 


Sew the bow onto your boot and you're done! Mine ended up about 4" long and 2 1/4" inches wide, without stretching, which would probably fit a 3-6 month baby. You could use a smaller or larger hook to get a slightly smaller or larger shoe. I also have a pattern for a larger size of these booties here.

Love the baby booties but don't want to make them yourself? Buy them here.

If you make a pair, I would love to see pictures! You can post them on your blog (if you include a link, you get a coupon to my etsy store, jaysboutique!) or you can post a picture on ravelry.

I hope you enjoy this free pattern! Please don't sell the pattern itself, but you are welcome to sell items made from this pattern. If selling online, please credit my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jkwatson?ref=si_shop . Thanks!

Pattern requests? suggestions? Go here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

First Post!

In honor of this being my first post, here is a Jay's Boutique coupon code!

Enter code 'BLOG20' for 20% off your order at the Jay's Boutique Etsy store!  This coupon will expire on March 31, 2012.

Also, for each person who signs up to follow my blog you will receive a 15% off coupon that will expire one month from issue date.

I will be posting free patterns on here occasionally, so be sure to follow us or check back!