Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crochet Earflap Hat

I love this hat pattern.  I use it all of the time.  You can change it up a million different ways.  Most character hats start out as either a basic beanie, or an earflap hat.  It just depends on what you put on the hat.  This is a great pattern to get you started!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet earflap hat free pattern
Earflap hat
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Earflap Hat
Child size
I hook
Ww yarn

Round 1: ch2 Magic circle, 10 dc in circle.  Join in first dc.  (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 2 2 dc in each st around.  Join in first dc.  (20 dc)
Round 3: ch 2 *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st* repeat around.  Join in first dc.  (30 dc)
Round 4: ch 2 *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 st’s* repeat around.  Join in first dc.  (40 dc)
Round 5: ch 2 *2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 3 st’s* repeat around.  Join in first dc.  (50 dc)
Round 6-13: ch 2, dc in each st around.  Join in first dc.  (50 dc)
Do not fasten off.

Right Earflap.
Row 1: ch 1 hdc in next 10 st.
Row 2: ch 1, turn,  hdc2tog , sc in next 6 st‘s, sc2tog. (8 sc)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  (8 sc)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, sc in next 4 st’s, sc2tog.  (6 sc)
Row 5: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  (6 sc)
Row 6: ch 1, turn,  hdc2tog, sc in next 2 st’s, sc2tog.  (4 sc)
Row 7: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  (4 sc)
Row 8: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog twice.  (2 sc)
Fasten off

Left Earflap
Count 16 st’s to the left.  Join yarn in 16th st.
Row 1: ch 1 hdc in next 10 st.
Row 2: ch 1, turn,  hdc2tog , sc in next 6 st‘s, sc2tog. (8 sc)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  (8 sc)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, sc in next 4 st’s, sc2tog.  (6 sc)
Row 5: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  (6 sc)
Row 6: ch 1, turn,  hdc2tog, sc in next 2 st’s, sc2tog.  (4 sc)
Row 7: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  (4 sc)
Row 8: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog twice.  (2 sc)
Do not fasten off.

Ch 1, hdc in each st around, 2 hdc in each of the 2 st at the bottom of the earflaps.

Braids
Cut 12 strands of yarn twice as long as you want your braids to be.  (6 strands for each earflap)  (cut more strands if you want thicker braids)
*Fold 6 of the strands in half and attach to the bottom of each earflap. 
Divide the strands into thirds and braid down the length of your yarn.  Tie a knot in the bottom of the braid to secure it.*
Repeat for second braid.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I did it again!

After buying the Hanging Key hat pattern from Hooked in Yarn, I started to oogle another pattern, her Zaggin hat.  Guess what...I caved.  I bought the pattern and I am SOOO glad that I did!  How awesome is this hat?

Swirls and Sprinkles: Zaggin hat pattern by Hooked in yarn.  Hat by Swirls and Sprinkles
Zaggin Hat

 I love her patterns.  The Zaggin hat is so much fun.  I can't wait to make a Christmas colored one.  Can't you just see it in red, green, and white?  

Not only have I been busy with the patterns that I bought, I have also been lucky enough to test a couple of patterns for her.  She is so talented! 
This is her Twisted Lines Hat.  I have claimed this hat as my own.  Yep, this year I have a brand new Winter hat.  :)
Swirls and Sprinkles: Twisted lines slouch hat by Hooked in Yarn.  Hat made by Swirls and Sprinkles
Twisted Lines Slouch Hat
This is her With A Twist Hat.
Swirls and Sprinkles: With a Twist Hat by Hooked in Yarn, hat made by Swirls and Sprinkles
With A Twist Hat
I can honestly say that I don't know which hat I like better.  If the With A Twist fit me, I think I would have two new hats.

If you are looking for new crochet patterns, you have to stop by and check out her page!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Simple Scarf Pattern

This is a crochet scarf that I have been making for a couple of years.  It works up really quickly and is easy to make.  It looks really great, too!  The scarf makes a great Christmas gift!  I know I am making one for my daughter in her favorite color.  I have already made a couple for myself as well!
Enjoy!!

                                          
Swirls and Sprinkles:  Free crochet pattern.  Simple scarf
Simple scarf in orange
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet pattern.  Simple scarf
Simple scarf in plum

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Simple Scarf


Worsted Weight yarn
I hook

Abbreviations
Ch-Chain
DC-Double Crochet
ST- Stitch
Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.

Row 1: Ch 18, dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.  (16dc)
Row 2-End: Ch 2, dc in each st across.  (16dc)
Continue Row 2 until the scarf is the length you would like.  I usually make my scarves about 60 inches long.

If you want to give the scarf a bit more of a finished look you can add tassels to the ends of the scarf.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Leaf Applique

This is the leaf pattern I used for my Apple Hat.  It makes a great applique, too!  I am currently working on a few more applique patterns, so keep a look out!
Sorry, I don't have a picture of the leaf by itself.  This is the leaf pattern I used for the Apple Hat.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Apple hat leaf pattern


Leaf Pattern:

H hook
Green Yarn

Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch’s, dc in next 3 ch’s, hdc in next 2 ch’s, sc in last ch.
Working in opposite side of ch
Sc in first ch, hdc in next 2 ch’s, dc in next 3 ch’s, hdc in next 2 ch’s, sc in last ch, sl st into first sc.
Finish off leaving a long tail to sew onto your item.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Been busy!

Sorry I haven't posted anything new lately.  I haven't forgotten about the blog, I have just been busy with orders.  I have also started writing some Christmas patterns.  I have been going back and forth with whether I should just start posting the Christmas patterns, or if I should wait until after Halloween. 
Tonight I am going to work on a couple of applique ideas.  I am hoping a couple work out, so I will have a new pattern to post tomorrow!
Are there any Christmas or Winter things you would like to see a pattern for?  Throw some ideas out there, I'd like to be sure to work on some things that people are looking for!  :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Crochet Apple Hat

We have a pumpkin hat, yes, but want about apples?  This hat would be adorable for pictures at the apple orchard!


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Toddler/Child Apple Hat
Swirls and Sprinkles: Easy crochet apple hat.
Child Apple Hat



 What you will need:
I hook
H hook for leaf
Worsted weight yarn.  I used “I love this yarn” in red and brown, green would be good too.
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 Toddler/Young child.  It fits my 3yo.
You can adjust the pattern to fit any size by simply adding some
Ch’s to your foundation and some extra rows.

Using Red: Ch 30

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and every ch across.  Turn your work. (28)  (RS of
Work)

Row2-32: Ch 2, turn, Hdc in each st across.  (28)
DO NOT FASTEN OFF
You should have the WS facing you after you have finished row 32.  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 RED, 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, switch to BROWN or GREEN, sc in each st around until you have the stem your desired length.  (My stem is between 2 and 3 inches long)
Fasten off

Leaf Pattern

H hook
Green Yarn

Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch’s, dc in next 3 ch’s, hdc in next 2 ch’s, sc in last ch.
Working in opposite side of ch
Sc in first ch, hdc in next 2 ch’s, dc in next 3 ch’s, hdc in next 2 ch’s, sc in last ch, sl st into first sc.
Finish off leaving a long tail to sew onto your item.



Weave in all ends.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crochet Shelly Bag

This pattern had been sitting in my pattern tab.  I didn't realized I missed moving a pattern over to the main page!
This bag is AMAZING!  It is simple to make and good for anything!  This would make a great market bag, though if you use it as a market bag, you may want to use cotton yarn.  I use mine to tote coloring books, crayons, books, and what ever else my daughter wants to bring to my son's soccer games.  It also makes a great WIP on the go bag.
As always, if you have any questions or need help with anything in the pattern, just leave a comment.  I try to check in at least once a day.

                   Crochet Shelly Bag

Swirls and Sprinkles easy free crochet bag patternSwirls and Sprinkles easy free crochet bag pattern

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What you will need.
Worsted yarn.  I used red heart for this bag.
J hook
Button (optional)
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
St - stitch
Sl st - slip stitch
deep sc - deep single crochet
Ch - chain

Special stitch.
Deep single crochet (deep sc):  Work a deep sc just like a normal sc except you will insert your hook one row
down.

Bag

ch 70.  Being careful not to twist the chain, join to first ch.

Round 1: sc in each ch around.

Round 2: ch 2 (does not count as stitch), Dc in same st.  Dc in each st around.  Join with top of first dc.

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc) 2 dc in same st.  (first shell)  *skip 2 dc and shell in third dc.*
repeat ** around.  join in top of ch 3.

Rounds 4-9: Sl st in next 2 dc and into first space between shells.  Ch 3 and 2 dc in first space, shell between
each shell around.
Fasten off first color and join second color into the top of the last double crochet made.

Round 10: ch 3, dc in each dc around.

Round 11: repeat round 3

Round 12-17: repeat rounds 4-9
Fasten off second color and join first color into the top of the last double crochet made.

Round 18: repeat round 10

Round 19: repeat round 3

Round 20-25: Repeat rounds 4-9

Round 26: ch 1, sc in each st around.  Join with first sc.

Round 27: ch1, sc in each st around.  Join with first sc.
do not fasten off

Strap:
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st.  sc in next 7 st.  (8 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, deep sc in each st across.  (8 dsc)
Reapeat rows 1 and 2 until strap is desired length.
Attach strap to opposite side of bag.
Fasten off

Turn back inside out.  Join first color to the bottom corner of the bag.  Sl st in each st across.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Optional:

Attach button to the center front of your bag.
On opposite side of bag: Attach first color to center of the bag.  Chain enough chains to fasten around
the button.  Sl st into same space you attached yarn.
Fasten off and weave in ends.