Simple Treasures

I’ve been researching baby items lately and have decided to create my first pattern book. It will be comprised of four (possibly more) baby patterns. At least two of the patterns will be free. Yes! And what goes well with free? Simple! All patterns will be composed of the simplest crochet stitches: single crochet, slip stitch, and double crochet. Stay tuned, folks! Simple Treasures will be coming soon!

Simple Treasures
Bows for headbands or hair clips
Headbands with elastic and without
Opera Beanie
Sweet summer sandals

Bloomin’ Beanie

Pattern coming soon! Please visit Ravelry.com to download the PDF.

Thanks!

Lil Loopy Beanie

Lil Loopy Beanie

picture of lil loopy beanie(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)

Lil Loopy Beanie is now available for purchase! It was tested by 11 folks on the Free Pattern Testers forum on Ravelry. As you can see, this pattern is super fun to the eye. It is also extra cozy because the loops create an extra layer of warmth. The beanie pictured above was done in a self striping yarn; however, testers had nice results with variegated yarns as well as rows of solid colors.

The pattern also includes optional earflaps to keep out the winter chill. Last on the page is the tutorial on how to make the braids.

Difficulty: The pattern uses only beginner level stitches. The main section uses single crochet and the chain stitch and the brim uses single crochet and double crochet. There is a picture and video tutorial to help with the loop placement. This pattern would be good for an advanced beginner.

Sizing: Many testers reported it was hard to keep gauge and thus I recommend going down a size if you are on the edge when choosing a size.

Purchase here: Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy

picture of lil loopy beanie from side

top view of lil loopy beanie

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Posted Brim (Crochet Hat Brim)

Hello, all!

I have had many requests for a brim I created for several of my crochet hats. Well, who am I to keep such a fun brim from you all?

Pattern

multiples of 4

Row 1: ch 1, sc around

Row 2: ch 1, sc around

Row 3: ch 1, *sc 3, fpdc around the sc in row 1; repeat from * around

That’s all there is to it! If you want a deeper brim do three rows of sc and then use a fptc instead of a double. This brim is especially fun if you work the two rows of sc in one color and the third row with the fpdc in a contrasting color. Enjoy!

Pics

Lil Loopy Beanie (For sale on Etsy; pattern coming soon!)

Spring Spirals Beanie

Protected: Opera Beanie (baby)

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Baby Spirals Beanie

Baby Spirals Beanie

picture of baby spirals(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)

**Note: Picture is done with two colors and different brim. Pattern coming soon!**

Materials

  • 5.5 mm crochet hook (I)
  • ~60-115 yards US worsted weight yarn
  • Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Rios; Cascade 220
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 4 sts and 4 rows of sc = a little over 1 inch x 1 inch
  • Change hook size to obtain gauge

Sizing

  • 0-3 mos (3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 12 mos-3 years, 3 years-teen)
  • 13-15″ (15-16.5, 16-17.5″, 17-18.5″, 19-20″)

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • blo – back loop only

Crown Instructions

Create a Magic Loop and sc 6 into said loop (6 sts)

From here on out you will be working in the back loop only. Also, you will be working in continuous rounds. DO NOT join. Feel free to use a stitch marker for easier counting.

Row 1: *2 sc in each stitch; repeat from * (12 sts)

Row 2: *1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (18 sts)

Row 3: *2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (24 sts)

Row 4: *3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (30 sts)

Row 5: *4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (36 sts)

Row 6: *5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (42 sts)

Row 7: *6 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (48 sts) – Stop here for 0-3 mos and go to the hat instructions below

Row 8: *7 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (54 sts) – Stop here for 3-6 mos and go to the hat instructions below

Row 9: *8 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (60 sts) – Stop here for 6-12 mos and go to the hat instructions below

Row 10: *9 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (66 sts) – Stop here for 12 mos – 3 years and go to the hat instructions below

Row 11: *10 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (72 sts) – Stop here for 3 years to preteen and go to the hat instructions below

Click here for the adult size instructions.

Hat Instructions

At this point you do not need to mark the beginning of the rounds; continue to sc in the blo for approximately 2 3/4″ (3 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/4″). This measurement is from the outer edge of the crown. Once you have reached the measurment listed above you will start the brim of the hat. Continue in the round with a ss in the blo for approximately half an inch. Make sure you do not slip stitch tightly. (You don’t want the hat to be too tight on baby’s head!) It may help to go up a hook size or two. Fasten off and weave in the ends!

Note: Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, this pattern may be used for whatever purpose you would like to use it. If you happen to sell something using this pattern, please put a link to my blog.

picture of spring spirals beanie from side
Side View
front view of spring spirals beanie
Front View

Simple Baby Sandals

These cute little sandals are simple and sweet. The pattern is made to fit my 4 week old daughter, but it is easy to alter to fit a larger baby.

Simple Baby Sandals (no sole)

Soleless Baby Sandal

(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)

You will find more of my patterns on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

Materials

  • 3.25 mm crochet hook
  • ~10 yards lace weight yarn
  • Suggested yarns: Knit Picks Palette
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

Sandal Instructions

Ch 10, sl st to form a loop

Row 1: ch 2, dc 5 into ch 10 loop; turn

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Row 5: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Row 6: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Sandal Border: Continue in sc down the side of the sandal (approximately 8); continue to sc around the original loop (approximately 8 sc); continue to sc up the opposite side of the sandal (approximately 8 sc)

Sandal Strap: ch 12 and sl st to the opposite side of the sandal; cut the yarn and weave in the ends. You may want to try the sandal on before cutting the yarn and weaving in the ends.

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Now it is time to adorn your sandal. There are many free flower patterns available on www.ravelry.com. If you would like you can use the pattern below for the tiny rose pictured above:

Rose Adornment

Ch 33

Petals 1 and 2: Skip 3 chains, 1 dc in next 2 ch, ch 2 and sl st in the next ch, ch 3, dc in next 2 chs, ch 2 and sl st in next ch

Petals 3 and 4: ch 4, treble crochet in next 4 chains, ch 3 and sl st in next ch

Petal 5: ch 4, treble crochet in next 6 chains, ch 3 and sl st in next ch

Petal 6: ch 5, double treble crochet in next 6 chains, ch 4 and sl st in last ch

Leave a long tail to join the petals

Last, roll the chain starting with the small petals (1 and 2) and use the tail to stitch the roll together.

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Note: This is a relatively simple pattern; however, it has not yet been tested. Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, please link to my blog if you sell something using this pattern.

Almost there…

Hello, all!

A few months ago I promised a crochet tutorial and I am sad to say I will not have this complete for another couple of months. If you don’t know already, I am due with my first baby here in just a couple of weeks. My husband and I are so very excited but have been very busy preparing! I plan to have some new patterns up this summer and fall as well as the tutorial. (And probably a few baby pictures as well!)

For more instant updates keep an eye on my FB fan page.

Thanks for your understanding… :)

Online Tutorials

Well, I’m not sure this was one of my goals, but I think it should be added…

I’ve noticed a lot of online tutorials for crochet and knitting lately. And… I think this is something I would like to do as well. I’ll also add a few patterns for beginners to help get the new folks started. :) Look back in the coming months (goal is by January 15th) for a post with the basic crochet stitches, detailed photos, beginner patterns (with more photos!), and tips and tricks for beginners.

Note: This online tutorial will also be good as a follow-up for those who take my class at Knitted Together. Trust me, the more you see it the more it will make sense!

Chilly weather, warm yarn

Good morning, all!

It’s that time of year again… it’s cold outside! I prefer the warm weather (think swimming and ocean), but the cool weather definitely has its perks. I fall in love with snow and stay rather fond of its beauty until about January. (Once February rolls around I’m just about ready for 80 degree temps!) And, of course, cold weather means I get to wear hand knit hats and scarves. It’s such a beautiful thing! (I also enjoy Christmas and Thanksgiving in the middle of the cold!)

Anyway, I’ve also noticed this time of year brings a swing of sales for my Bearded Warmth pattern. (It does keep one’s face cozy!) I’ve sold more patterns than I ever thought and have been enjoying the pictures folks post on Ravelry. It’s about time I show case some of my favorites, eh? (PS – You can check out all of the lovely pictures and, if you choose to do so, make your purchase here.)

Here is a newer beard from makuahine on Ravelry:

From amazingrace on Ravelry:

Also from Ravelry, naturalstateknits Bearded Warmth:

And last… a kind woman by the name of Cynthia purchased my beard pattern last winter and altered it to make it AWESOME! She sells her sweet beards in her Etsy shop. Check it out:

AWESOME! She sells other cutesy stuff here on Etsy and has her own Facebook fan page as well. I just love how this turned out. How creative!

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I’m so thankful to all those who have purchased and enjoyed my pattern. If you happen to make a pattern of mine (purchased or free) please link it to Rav or send me a picture via email. It is so fun to see how others interpret my designs and make it their own. (Not to mention the fun yarn choices, too!)

Stay warm and enjoy all those hand knits this season!

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