Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winterberry Headwrap.

I love this headwrap.  It works up in about 30 minutes (depending on how fast you crochet).  It is made with Homespun yarn, so it feels nice and warm.  For this pattern I dropped a couple hook sizes, from what I usually work with for this yarn, to give a bit of a warmer/tighter stitch.

Have you tried using Lion Brand Homespun?  Did you find that you didn't like working with it?  It is a very common complaint, not finding it easy to work with.  I, too, use to avoid homespun.  The secret for me was to work with a large hook.  I found that working with an N hook made it easier to get use to.  For me, I wasn't able to really see the top of my stitches and it would frustrate me.  Now, I find myself gravitating towards Homespun more than anything else, especially in the colder weather. 

I promise, it gets easier!  Give it another try!  My Cozy Cowl Pattern is a great easy pattern to give Homespun another go!  My Cozy Cowl Pattern calls for Homespun and an N hook.

Ok, now for the Winterberry Headwrap pattern.  :)  This headwrap is "one size fits most".  It fits both me and my 4 year old very comfortably!  When I finished the headwrap, I decided it needed something, so I made one of my 3 layer flowers to attach.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Winterberry Headwrap Pattern
Winterberry headwrap
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
I hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Snowflake Coffee Kozie Applique

Another day, another crochet applique pattern.  :)  I love this one.  This one is quick and easy...only 3 rounds!
I attached mine to a coffee Kozie, but you could even crochet a few and add them to a cute Winter hat!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet snowflake applique pattern
Snowflake Applique
You may not change, copy, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
G hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Tree Coffee Kozie Applique

Are you looking for a quick and easy gift to crochet?  This may be what you are looking for!  Kozies make a great little add on for any gift.
You can even spruce up your own morning coffee with a fun Kozie! I love making Kozies for the season or holiday. 

Christmas tree and small start applique:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Christmas tree coffee kozie applique pattern
Tree coffee kozie
You may not change, copy, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
G hook
Worsted (4 weight) yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, November 25, 2013

Slanted Shell Convertible Shawl

While out with the family I saw a woman wearing a gorgeous "shrug".  I noticed that it was buttoned, rather than sewn secure.  It dawned on me that the "shrug" could be worn multiple ways.  I thought about it and thought it would make a fun project to figure out. 
The stitch I used is similar to a stitch I saw on a friends baby blanket.  The stitch looks like the crosshatch stitch, or diagonal box stitch, though I did mine differently.  I just went from memory of what the stitch looked like and came up with a way to duplicate it. 
Here is a close up of the stitch:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Convertible shawl crochet pattern
Convertible Shawl

This was a lot of fun to make.   I hope you enjoy it too!

Convertible Shawl
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Slanted Shell Convertible Shawl Pattern
Shawl
What you will need:
G hook
Worsted weight yarn. (4 skeins of Aurora Borealis and 1 skein of solid complementing color)
Scissors
Yarn needle
6 buttons

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Favorite Elf Hat

This was one of the first items I made up on my own, back when selling was my focus.  I think it is still my favorite hat to make and wear.  I will be making a few new ones this year.  I have the pattern listed as child 3-10, though the hat easily fits me, as well.  Really I think it's more of a one size fits most.  Gotta love a mostly universal pattern!  :)

Look how little my girlie is, in this picture!  Picture was taken a couple years ago.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet My Favorite Elf Pattern
My Favorite Elf Hat
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
I hook
Worsted Weigh Yarn (4 weight)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Snug as a bug in a shrug

Finally!  A crochet item that my daughter is actually wearing!!!  She is loving her new shrug.  The shrug is a great alternative to a jacket on those slightly chilly days.
I actually made this for my daughter in the early spring.  Going off of memory, I think it took only 1 skein of yarn. (98% sure)   I love one skein wonders!
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet pattern.  Child size shrug.
Snug as a bug in her shrug.

This shrug pattern is written for a child size.  The arms are wide because my daughter doesn't like anything to tug on her shirt.  The arm width is actually a decent size for an adult.  The pattern is very easily converted to any size, just keep crocheting until the piece is the length that you need, to go across the arms and back.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Shrug Pattern
Child Shrug
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
Ww yarn
I hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cozy Cowl

There is nothing that I love more than a super simple crochet pattern.  This pattern is exactly that. 
I made this cowl with Homespun yarn.  It is also extra wide, so when it is worn as a cowl it is super cozy and it is wide enough to pull over your head. 
 
Swirls and Sprinkles: super simple crochet cowl pattern
Cowl worn like a hood.
It not only fits my daughter, but it also fits me.  Guess that is something else that I love, a pattern that is versatile enough to work for almost everybody!
Ok, onto the pattern.

Super simple, extra wide cowl
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet cozy cowl pattern
Cozy cowl
You may not copy, change, or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.

What you will need:
Bulky weigh yarn (5) Used homespun
N hook
Scissors
Yarn needle