Thursday, January 31, 2013

Breath of Spring Hat

This hat matches the Breath of Spring Scarf.  The pattern is very easy and quick to work up.  This pattern is for Toddler size, Toddler-age 3.  I will be working *at least* a child size hat in this style. I can't wait to get some pictures of my daughter in one of these hats!  
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Breath of Spring hat pattern
Breath of Spring Hat
I also have the adult pattern available HERE!
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:
K hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Airy Breath of Spring Scarf



 I bought some yarn, not knowing what I was going to make with it.  I just loved the color.  The yarn is Hobby Lobby's "I love this yarn" in the color Peacock.  I don't think the photos do this color justice.  It is probably my new favorite color.
With no real plan in mind, I just picked up my hook and started playing around.  I ended up with this scarf.  I think it is perfect for Spring. 


I used about half the skein for the scarf.  I think I will be making a matching hat, tonight.  :)
The toddler hat is finished!  You can check it out HERE!
The adult hat pattern can be found HERE!
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Breath of Spring Scarf pattern
Breath of Spring Scarf
 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:
K hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
sp-space

Monday, January 28, 2013

Round Dishcloth/Washcloth Pattern

So, this is what I was in the process of making when I made the Face cleansing pads.  I was going for a dishcloth.  I love the texture on this dish cloth, it makes some of the scrubbing easier!
When I finished the first one, my daughter asked to use the new "washcloth" in her bath.  Huh, what do you know, 2 projects in one!  I am going to make some cute girly colored ones for her and some more boyish colors for my son.
The finished size is approx 7 inches.  You can easily make this as large as you would like.  Just keep increasing the number of stitches (by 1) between your increases, for each additional row.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free round crochet dishcloth/washcloth pattern.
Round dishcloth
 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.


Round Dishcloth/washcloth

What you will need:
G hook
Worsted cotton yarn.  I used Sugar and Cream
Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch marker  (you can use a scrap piece of yarn, or if you are good at keeping your count, not use one at all)

Abbreviations
ch-chain
St/st’s-stitch/stitches
Hdc-half double crochet

For rounds 2-? Place your stitch marker in the first stitch of each round.  (I left a long tail from my magic circle and placed that in my first stitch of each round)


Start with Magic circle.  (or you can ch 2 and work in the second ch from the hook)

Round 1: ch 1, 10 hdc into circle.  Join with first hdc.  (10hdc)
You will be working in the 3rd loop of each stitch for the rest of the rounds.
The third loop is located just behind the second loop of the stitch.
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around.  Do not join your rounds from here on out.  (20 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st*.  Repeat around.  (30 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (40 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (50 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (60 hdc)
Round 7: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (70 hdc)
Round 8: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (80 hdc)
Round 9: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 7 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (90 hdc)

To finish: 1 sc into next 2 st’s, 1 sl st into next 2 st‘s.  Fasten off.
Pull your magic circle closed and secure it. 
Weave in ends.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Facial Cleansing Pads Pattern

Finally, a little something for myself.  I don't know about you, but most of everything I crochet is for someone else.  This is one of those patterns that just kind of...happened.  I was actually making something else (similar), but got distracted (kids).  When I came back to my work I realized I could use what I had already made, for myself.  (make one get one free?)  Go me!
These little pads measure approx 4 inches across and work up in about 10 minutes.  I am already thinking ahead to Christmas.  Wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers?!  They would be great in a little care package for someone, too.  Maybe a "pamper yourself" package.  Hey, that gives me a few ideas!......
Ok to the pattern...
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet facial cleansing pad pattern
Crochet Cleansing Pad
 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.

Facial Cleansing Pad
What you will need:
G hook
Worsted cotton yarn.  I used Sugar and Cream
Scissors
Yarn needle
Stitch marker  (you can use a scrap piece of yarn, or if you are good at keeping your count, not use one at all)

Abbreviations
ch-chain
St/st’s-stitch/stitches
Hdc-half double crochet

Start with Magic circle.  (or you can ch 2 and work in the second ch from the hook)

Round 1: ch 1, 10 hdc into circle.  Join with first hdc.  (10hdc)
***You will be working in the 3rd loop of each stitch for the rest of the rounds.
The third loop is located just behind the second loop of the stitch.***
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around.  Do not join your rounds from here on out.  (20 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st*.  Repeat around.  (30 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 st’s*.  Repeat around.  (40 hdc)

To finish: Sc into next 2 st’s, sl st into next 2 st's.  Fasten off.
Pull your magic circle closed and secure it. 
Weave in ends.

Monday, January 21, 2013

V day water bottle Kozie

I love having a cute water bottle Kozie to use what ever the season or holiday.  This water bottle Kozie is perfect for Valentine's day.  Isn't it cute?!

Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet water bottle pattern for Valentine's Day
Water bottle Kozie for Valentine's Day
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:
H hook
I hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch-chain
st/st's- stitch/stitches
dc-double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
hdc-half double crochet


Water bottle Kozie:
Using H hook and pink yarn
Body
Chain 3
Round 1:  10 dc in 3rd chain from hook, sl st into first dc.  (10dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st round, sl st into first dc.  (20dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2, 1 dc in each st round., sl st into first dc. (20dc)
Rounds 4-12: Repeat round 3
Do not fasten off!

Strap
After you have completed your last round
Row 1: Chain 3 (counts as first st) 1 dc in next 4 dc’s
(5dc).  Chain 3 and turn.
Row 2: dc in next 4 dc making sure to dc into the chain 3 from previous round.  (5dc)  Chain 3 and turn.
Row 3-70 (or until strap is length desired): Repeat row 2.
Once you have your strap to the length you are wanting join the strap to the opposite side of the body using sl st on the INSIDE of the body, so your join won’t show.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Heart:
Using red yarn and I hook

Make a magic circle
(work all the stitches into the circle)
Ch 2, 3 dc, 3 hdc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 3 hdc, 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into ring.  Pull ring closed and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Position your heart where you would like it to be and sew it onto the Kozie

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Game Day Kozie

I don't know about you, but I love football.  Every Sunday around here is "Football Sunday".  I am a huge Bears fan so, the playoffs this year, yeah not so exciting.  Though, I did enjoy watching the last Packers game ;)  My husband is a Patriots fan, so I have kind of adopted them as my second team.
We are planning kind of a big Sunday around here here and I decided to whip something up for my beverage(s).
A game day Kozie.  Of course this Kozie could be made in any team colors and for any sport.  As a matter of fact, I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head.
Not only does this Kozie fit a bottle, it also fits a can.  Great for beer, soda, or anything else that you may enjoy.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet beverage Kozie pattern
Game Day Kozie
Swirls and Sprinkles:  Free crochet game day beverage Kozie pattern
Game day beverage Kozie
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.

Game Day Kozie

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

Abbreviations:
ch-chaing
dc-double crochet
sl st-slip stitch
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet

Kozie body 
Using H hook Chain 3
Round 1:  10 dc in 3rd chain from hook, sl st into first dc.  (10dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st round, sl st into first dc.  (20dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2, 1 dc in each st round., sl st into first dc. (20dc)
Rounds 4-10: Repeat round 3
Fasten off and weave in ends


Football Applique
Using H hook and brown yarn
ch 12
sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch's, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch,
sl st in last ch.
Turn your work so you are working on opposite side of the starting ch.
ch in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch's, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st into first sl st of the
first row.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the football onto the Kozie

Using your yarn needle and white yarn.
Attach the yarn to the back side of the football and sew the white stitching on the center of your football.

Using the long tail of the football, sew the football to the front of your Kozie.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentine Envelope

Each year I give my kids a little something for Valentine's Day.  This year I decided to crochet them a little envelope to hold their goodies.  Why buy a small gift bag when I can give them something handmade?!  How cute is this?!
Swirls and Sprinkles:  Free crochet Valentine's Day envelope pattern
Valentine's Day Envelope
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Valentine's Day envelope pattern
Valentine's Day Envelope
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.

 Valentine Envelope
What you will need:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle
Scissors
1 button, velcro, or other fastener of choice


 Abbreviations:
Ch-chain
hdc-half double crochet
st/st's/st'ed-stitch/stitches/stitched

Ch 25
Row 1: hdc into 2nd ch from hook and every ch aross.  (24 hdc)
Row 2-19 or until your piece is square: ch 1, hdc in each st across (24 hdc)

If you are going to fasten your envelope with a button, chain long enough to make a loop the right size for your button and sl st into the last hdc made.

Turn your piece a quarter turn (if you made a loop, be sure that your loop is at the top)

The side that you whip stitch will be the INSIDE of the envelope.
Fold the bottom corner and the side corners into the center of the square.  Line them up equally and begin whip stitching the edges together.  I started at the bottom right corner, st’ed to the where the bottom and right point meet in the center.  I then worked the left side from the center to the bottom left corner.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Turn your envelope right side out.

If you are fastening with a button, fold the top flap down to determine where to sew your button on.

If you chose not to use a button, you can use a small piece of velcro to fasten your envelope.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Water bottle Kozie pattern

This is one of the items that I have been making since I started to crochet.  It is also one of the first items that I made without a pattern.  Our Kozies get a lot of use in the Spring and Summer months.
There are TONS of ways you can change the Kozies up.  With Spring right around the corner, you could crochet a few of my 3-layer flowers!  That would be really cute!  The free pattern for the flower can be found here
I will post some additional Kozie ideas in a later post.  :)

Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet water bottle Kozie pattern
Water bottle Kozie
 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:
 H hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch-chain
st/st's- stitch/stitches
dc-double crochet
sl st- slip stitch

Body
Chain 3
Round 1:  10 dc in 3rd chain from hook, sl st into first dc.  (10dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st round, sl st into first dc.  (20dc)
Round 3:  Ch 2, 1 dc in each st round., sl st into first dc. (20dc)
Rounds 4-12: Repeat round 3
Do not fasten off!

Strap
After you have completed your last round
Row 1: Chain 3 (counts as first st) 1 dc in next 4 dc’s
(5dc).  Chain 3 and turn.
Row 2: dc in next 4 dc making sure to dc into the chain 3 from previous round.  (5dc)  Chain 3 and turn.
Row 3-70 (or until strap is length desired): Repeat row 2.
Once you have your strap to the length you are wanting join the strap to the opposite side of the body using sl st on the INSIDE of the body, so your join won’t show.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
This is the water bottle Kozie pattern that I used to make my Valentine's day Kozie.  :)

Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet water bottle kozie pattern
Pink Kozie

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ribbed Beanie

I have been busy with my hook, these last few days.  It really feels good to be getting some work done!  This hat was fun to make and turned out really nice.  I only wish my daughter would have stayed still long enough for me to snap a picture.  :)



Swirls and Sprinkles: Free ribbed beanie crochet pattern
Child sized ribbed beanie
 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.

Ribbed Beanie.  Size Child 3-10

What you will need:
I hook
Worsted Weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle



Abbreviations:
ch-chain
dc-double crochet
fpdc-front post double crochet
sc-single crochet
st/st's-stitch/stitches

Round 1:  Starting with magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc into ring.  Join with first dc.  (10dc)

Round 2: ch 2, 1 dc into first st, fpdc around the post of the same st.  (dc into next stitch, fpdc around the post of the same st.) Repeat around.  Join with first dc.  (20 st’s)

Round 3: ch 2, (2 dc into first st, fpdc around next fpdc.) Repeat around.  Join with first dc.  (30 st’s)

Round 4: ch 2, (2 dc into first st, 1 dc into next st, fpdc around next fpdc.)  Repeat around.  Join with first dc.  (40 st’s)

Round 5: ch 2, (2 dc into first st, 1 dc into next 2 st’s, fpdc around next fpdc.)  Repeat around.  Join with first dc  (50 st’s)

Round 6-14  : ch 2, (1 dc into next 4 dc’s, fpdc around next fpdc.)  Repeat around.  Join with first dc.  (50 st’s)

Round 15: ch 1, 1 sc in each st around.  Join with first sc.  (50 st’s)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Valentine's Day coffee kozie

Jazz up your morning coffee with a Valentine's day kozie!  Who says Valentine's day items have to be red or pink.  I am LOVING the black and aqua combo, lately.




***updated photo***
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet Valentine's day coffee Kozie pattern
Valentine's day coffee Kozie



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
H hook
Worsted (4) weight yarn (I used black [mc] and aqua [cc]
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbrviations
ch-chain
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
sc- single crochet
rsc-reverse single crochet
st/st's-stitch/stitches
sl st- slip stitch
mc-main color
cc-contrast color

Special stitch:
Reverse single crochet (rsc):  Working left to right, work single crochet into the stitch to the right of your hook.

Coffee cup Kozie
Using h hook and black (mc) yarn

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)
Fasten off


Using H hook and aqua (cc)
Attach cc to the last st worked

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.

Heart:
Using I hook and aqua (cc)
Make magic circle
 (work all the stitches into the circle)
Ch 2, 3 dc, 3 hdc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 3 hdc, 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into ring.  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Pull your magic circle closed tight and secure it.
Sew your heart onto the front of your Kozie, using the tail.
(optional)
Using your sewing needle stitch around the heart using the same color as your heart.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Simple Crochet Heart

This pattern can be adjusted in countless ways.  You can change the size of the stitches you use and/or you can change the hook size you use.  You can even switch the size of yarn.  Anything from crochet thread to the thickest yarn!  The hearts would make an adorable garland, they look great on hats, they make a cute applique, you can even make a valentine with them.  I have used this heart on my water bottle Kozies, too!
The heart made with the I hook, dc's and hdc's measures about 1 1/2 inches wide.
Sorry about the quality of the photo, the lighting in here is terrible at night!


Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet heart pattern
Heart applique

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.
Crochet Heart
I hook
Worsted weight (4) yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch-chain
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
sl st- slip stitch


Magic circle
(work all the stitches into the circle)
Ch 2, 3 dc, 3 hdc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 3 hdc, 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into ring.  Fasten off, pull ring tight.



Friday, January 4, 2013

First pattern of the new year!

I. am. back!!!  It has been a longer break than I had intended, but a much needed break.  Things got crazy around here for the Holidays.  We went back home for Christmas and we were there for a week.  After we got back from vacation, my son still had another whole week off from school.  YAY!  I love having him home.
Now that the Holidays are over, I am getting back into the swing of things.  Last night I wrote up 3 patterns and I still have so many ideas swimming in my head.  I can't wait to get them all worked up!
The first pattern that I am posting is for a newborn hat.  It is made with Homespun yarn.  I use to hate working with Homespun, but have found the love for it.  I can't get enough of homespun!
This hat works up SO quickly!  I can work it up from start to finish in about 30 minutes.
Swirls and Sprinkles: Free crochet newborn hat pattern
Newborn hat with poms
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:
Lion Brand Homespun Yarn (Any buly 5 weight will probably work)
N hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Hdc- Half double crochet
st/st's- stitch/stitches
Ch- chain



Make Magic circle

Round 1:  Ch 1, 10 hdc into circle.  Join with first Hdc.  Pull circle closed.

Round 2:  Ch 1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next st.*  Repeat around.   Join with first hdc.  (15 hdc)

Round 3:  Ch1, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st’s.*  Repeat around.  Join with first hdc.  (20 hdc)

Round 4-8: Ch1, 1 hdc in each st around.  Join with first hdc.  (20 hdc)

Optional:
Make 2 poms and attach them to either side of the hat.