Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fun new hat!

It is not very often that I will buy a crochet pattern, but when I can't get something out of my mind for a couple of days I tend to cave.  This is one of those times.  A few days ago I saw a fb post for a really fun looking hat.  I tried to talk myself out of buying the pattern, I really did, but when I saw that there was a sale on the pattern I couldn't stop myself!  How can you pass up a sale?!
This is what I spent most of yesterday working on.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Fun crochet hat Pattern by Hooked in Yarn
New hat.  Pattern by: Hooked in Yarn
Yep.  3 hats in one day.  It's not often that I am given that kind of time by my kids, but when I told them they could have what I was working on they were a bit more patient with me.  These are great in team colors!  (that is my orange and blue OKC Thunder hat.  THUNDER UP!)  I love the striped affect in the hat.  How pretty would this be in pink and purple?!  My daughter would LOVE that. 
These hats have a fun little surprise.  They have a great reverse pattern.  This is the hat inside out:
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet hat in reverse.  Pattern by: Hooked in Yarn
Reverse side
How fun is that?!  2 very unique looks in one hat.  It's not very often that the inside of a hat looks as good as the inside.
The solid color hat is just as fantastic!  It has a wonderful texture.  I find the texture very fun.  So much more interesting that the typical HDC or DC that is usually seen.  I love that it's not just ribbed, but an actual texture throughout the hat.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Solid color crochet hat.  Great texture.  Pattern by Hooked in Yarn
Solid color. 
All in all, I am VERY happy that I broke down and paid for a pattern.  I think this is the best buy that I have had in a long time.  I now have my eyes on another hat pattern of hers AND she has another item coming out in THIS pattern.  I can't wait to see it!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yay Autumn!

This is by far my favorite time of year.  At least it is back home.  It is still in the 90's in OK.  :( 
Not only am I excited that it is Autumn, I am excited because this is my busy time. 
I haven't gotten a whole lot written up in the last week because I have been working on orders.  I think my best seller right now is a Mummy Hat.  I was lucky enough to get in as a tester for the pattern! 
Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Spooky Halloween Mummy Hat
Mummy Hat.  Pattern by: Mamachee
Finished hat made by me is available on Etsy!
Isn't that hat great?!  I wish I had thought up the pattern.  Mamachee has some great patterns.  I have a number of them and plan on getting more.  :)

I am trying to work on some Christmas patterns.  I have some ideas written out and can't wait to work them up! 
I hope you are all enjoying much cooler temps that I have been having. 
If there is something that you are hoping to see a pattern for, let me know!  I am always looking to add to my library!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shell Headband

As promised, I finished the pattern last night.  I really like this headband.  It turned out super cute.  I will be working on a teen/adult pattern, soon.  Enjoy!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Croceht shell headband pattern
Shell Headband.  Child size.
You may not 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:
G hook
Worsted weight yarn.  I used "I love this yarn"
2 Buttons
Scissors
Yarn Needle

Abbrviations:
Ch- chain
Sc- single crochet
Dc- double crochet

Special Stitches
Shell=5 dc
Half shell = 3dc
Ch 3 counts as dc


Chain 60
Row 1:  Right side.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch*.   Repeat to last 3 ch.  Shell in 3rd ch from end, skip 1 ch, sc in last ch.
Finish off and change color.

Row 2: Wrong side.  Join second color to the last sc of first row.  Ch 3, 2 dc in sc of last row -counts as half shell.  *Skip 2 dc from last row and sc in 3rd dc of shell.  Shell in sc of last row.*  Repeat to last shell.  Sc in top of last shell from row 1, half shell in last sc from last row.
Finish off and change color.

Row 3: Join new color to the 3rd dc of last row.  Ch 1, sc in same stitch.  *Skip 2 dc and sc in top of shell from previous, shell in sc from last row.*  Repeat to last shell.  Shell in top of sc from last row, sc in top of 3rd dc from previous row.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until headband is desired width.

For child size I did a total of 7 rows.

Finishing:
You will be working on the edge of the headband with right side facing.
Join color ch 1, sc evenly along edge.  Fasten off.
Repeat for second side.

With right side facing, Sew 2 buttons on edge of headband near rows 2 and 6.

Weave in ends.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What I've been working on.

Well, here it is.  There are a couple of adjustments that I think I need to make, but over all I am very happy with it.  My daughter is thrilled and won't take it off for me to adjust.  LOL 

Swirls and Sprinkles: crochet dress
I think it turned out to be more of a 2t length, rather than 3t. 

Tonight I will be working on a new headband pattern.  I can't wait to get it finished!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Back to the grind.

We had a very fun weekend.  We took the kids to the local Six Flags park and they had a BLAST!  I don't know what is more fun, going as a kid or going as a parent watching your kids.  Truly one of my favorite days ever. 
I have been busy working on a couple of orders, so the next pattern has been delayed just a bit.  I had one 90% finished and while looking it over I saw that it could be turned into something completely different!  Such is the life.  :)  I can't wait to show it off.  I don't know if I will be writing up the pattern to this newest item, but I will definitely have a new free pattern posted by the end of the week.
Have you worked up any of my free patterns?  Leave a comment on my feedback tab.  I would LOVE to hear from you. 
I hope everybody is enjoying the last few days of summer!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Free Adult Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern

              ADULT Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free adult crochet pumpkin hat
The adult hat is identical to this, only bigger.  (of course)
Ask and ye shall receive!
Last week I had a blog visitor ask me if I had an adult size pattern for my Pumpkin hat.  For some reason I hadn't thought of writing one.  I am so glad that it was asked!  Over the weekend I sat down and wrote up the pattern.  I hope you like it!  Now my daughter and I will have matching hats for the Pumpkin Farm in October!  She is just tickled pink that I have the same hat as she does.  :)


You may not 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 weight yarn.  I used “I love this yarn” in burnt orange and green
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch-Chain
BLO-Back loop only
HK-Hook
ST-Stitch
Sl St- Slip stitch
Hdc- Half double crochet
Sc- Single crochet
Sc Dec- Single crochet decrease
WS- Wrong side
RS- Right side

Special notes:
Ch 2 does not count as a st.
After row 1 you will be working in the BLO

This hat will fit a teen-adult. 
You can adjust the pattern to fit any size by simply adding or subtracting some
Ch’s to/from your chain and rows.

Using Orange: Ch 42

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and every ch across.  (40)  (RS of
Work)

Row2-42: Ch 2, Hdc in each st across.  (40)
DO NOT FASTEN OFF
You should have the WS facing you after you have finished row 42.  If not, simply add one more row.
With WS facing out, fold the hat in half and Sl St the last row and foundation row together.
Fasten off.

For the top of the hat:
Turn the hat RS out.
Using GREEN, attach to the top side of your hat (I used the side with the tail)
Round 1: Ch 1, evenly Sc around the top of the hat.  Join with first Sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, Sc Dec all the way around.  Join with first Sc.
Continue round 2 until you have about 6 sc left.
Once you have about 6 sc left, sc in each st around until you have the stem your desired length.  (My stem is between 2 and 3 inches long)
Fasten off

For vine (optional):
Using green
Ch 40
Starting in 3rd ch from hk, 3 hdc in each ch across.
Fasten off leaving a long tail
Using tail attach vine next to the stem.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Post Holiday

How was your Labor Day Weekend?  I hope everybody had a relaxing weekend.
Our weekend wasn't much different than most weekends.  Unfortunately, I didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped.  Somehow the weekend just flew by.   
Tomorrow is back to the grind.  My oldest goes back to school, which means I have to set my alarm.  :(
I plan on tomorrow being picture day.  I need new pictures of a few items, so I can get them listed on Etsy.  I need to start refocusing on selling.  It's hard to work with yarn and think of hats and scarves when it is still over 100 degrees.  I have to get started though! 

3 Layer Crochet Flower

This is my go-to flower pattern.  I use the flowers on hats, bags, hair clips, and so much more.  They look great on the new water bottle Kozies, and coffee Kozies, too!
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crocheted 3 layer flower pattern
Crochet flower
Crocheted 3 Layer Flower

H hook
Ch 5 sl st to first ch to make ring.

Round 1:  Ch1 sc into ring, ch 3, sc into ring. (formed first petal space) [ch 3, sc into ring] repeat 3 more times for a total of 5 petal spaces.  Sl st into ch 1 at the beginning of the round.

Round 2: [sc into petal space, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc.] All into first petal space.
Repeat in each petal space around.  Sl st into first sc.
5 front petals made.

Round 3: ch 1, working from the back of the flower, sc around post between petals.  [Ch 4, sc around next post between petals]  repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 petal spaces.  Sl st into first sc.

Round 4: [sc into petal space, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc] All into first petal space. 
Repeat in each petal space around.  Sl st into first sc.
5 middle petals made.

Round 5: ch1, working again from the back of the flower, sc around post between middle petals. [Ch 5, sc around next post between petals]  repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 petal spaces.  Sl st into first sc.

Round 6: [sc into petal space, ch 1, 7 dc, ch 1, sc] All into first petal space.
Repeat in each petal space around.  Sl st into first sc.
5 back petals made.
Finish off and weave in ends.  If you are going to attach the flower leave long tail.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Crochet Coffee Cup Kozie

Coffee Kozie
I find that cotton works best for Kozies, though there are some great colors out there that I just can't get in cotton.  This first Kozie is made of cotton.  I love the purples and greens!

Swirls and Sprinkles easy free crochet pattern coffee Kozie
Cotton Coffee Kozie without flower

You may not 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:
H hook
F hook (for flower, optional)
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch - Chain
Hdc - Half double crochet
Rsc - Reverse single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
St - stitch

Special stitch:
Reverse single crochet (rsc):  Working left to right, work single crochet into last stitch worked.

Ch 28
Sl st to first ch to form ring.  Do not twist.
Round 1: Ch 1, hdc each ch around.  (28 hdc)
Round 2-4: Repeat round 1
Round 5: Ch 1, [hdc in  next 13 st, 2 hdc in next st.]  Repeat 1 more time.  (30 hdc)
Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st around.  (30 hdc)

Round 7: Ch 1, rsc in each st around.  (30 rsc)
Fasten off.

Flip your work over to work around the bottom of the Kozie.

Join yarn with a sl st to the chain row.
Ch 1, rsc in each chain around.  Sl st to first rsc.  (28 rsc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.



Flower (optional)

F hook
Ch 5 sl st to first ch to make ring.

Round 1:  Ch1 sc into ring, ch 5, sc into ring. (formed first petal space) [ch 5, sc into ring] repeat 3 more times for a total of 5 petal spaces.  Sl st into ch 1 at the beginning of the round.

Round 2: [sc into petal space, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc.] All into first petal space.
Repeat in each petal space around.  Sl st into first sc.
5 front petals made.

Round 3: ch 1, working from the back of the flower, sc around post between petals.  [Ch 5, sc around next post between petals]  repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 petal spaces.  Sl st into first sc.

Round 4: [sc into petal space, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc] All into first petal space. 
Repeat in each petal space around.  Sl st into first sc.
5 back petals made.
Finish of leaving a tail about 12 inches long.
Sew flower to the front of the sleeve. 
Finish off and weave in ends.
Swirls and Sprinkles easy free crochet pattern coffee kozie and flower
This is cotton Coffee Kozie with the flower attached.
Here is a picture of one of the fun acrylics that I have on hand.  :)
Swirls and Sprinkles easy free crochet pattern coffee kozie
Makes me want candy corn!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Basic Newborn Beanie Crochet Pattern

 This pattern can be embellished a bunch of different ways.  You can add ears for animal hats, custom color brims, attach a flower (or any kind of applique), add a pom or two, or just make it a single color.
                                         Basic Newborn Beanie

Swirls and Sprinkles: Easy free crochet newborn beanie pattern.
This is a very easy newborn hat.  It can be embellished in countless ways.
You may not 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 weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch - Chain
Hdc - Half double crochet
St - Stitch

Make magic circle
Round 1: ch 1, 10 hdc into ring.  Join with first hdc.  Pull ring closed.  10 hdc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around.  Join with first hdc.  20 hdc
Round 3: ch 1, (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st's.)  Repeat around.  Join with first hdc.  30 hdc
Round 4: ch 1, (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 st's)  Repeat around.  Join with first hdc.  40 hdc
Round 5-14: ch1, hdc in each st around.  Join with first hdc.  40 hdc