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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Simple Sanitizer Holder

You totally need this new super simple, quick and easy sanitizer holder for a very obvious reason. Let me explain: The first sanitizer holder I made is really adorable and has little bitty berries on it! Only problem....  Bath & Body Works went and changed their whole mini sanitizer bottle style as soon as I got the design done!



My dear cousin Letetia, for whom the Tisha Bow Headband is lovingly named is a fabulous LuLaRoe clothing consultant. We love to support each other in our respective endeavors and often team up as such. She likes to treat her customers to a gift with purchase and since we both have an obsession with Bath and Body Works (I'm an admitted Pearberry addict) we decided on mini hand sanitizers outfitted with my adorable crocheted holders. It's a brilliant idea, and they are a hit for sure! It was through these little prizes that I came up with the simple, quick working yet sturdy and fun sanitizer holders. And now that we have a new rounded mini sanitizer bottle design I've re-worked the pattern for a whole new experience! You're going to love it.



I'm telling you folks, this is Christmas- DONE! Thank you gift- NAILED! You need do nothing more than trot off to the mall, grab a dozen of these lovely little babies, get to hookin' and you'll be covered for nearly every gifting occasion you can think of. I even gave one to my daughter's teacher at the end of the school year. Everyone loves these, you simply can't go wrong. I know, I digress... but seriously #notspons.

This easy pattern can be made in any worsted yarn. I have used dozens of colors and made countless holders and they all work like a charm. You may be wondering, "but hey girl, those bottles are round and they don't have much of a neck and won't my sanizier just slip out of the crocheted holder once it stretches, as does all crochet?". Well no. I made myself one in dreamy, luscious Red Heart With Love in Minty and it has been on my purse for at least a couple months. In fact the sanitizer is almost all used up. It's been through the airport, yanked on by toddlers, banged around, pulled and used nearly daily and that fat little round bottle has not even looked like it was going to budge. I'd wager to say it works!



Now lets get cracking!


All you need is a small ball of any worsted yarn, your H/5mm hook, and a small button. I like to use buttons between 7/8" and 1" in diameter for this project. It adds visual interest and gives you something to look at in contrast with the simple pattern.

Yarn: any worsted
Hook: H/5mm
Materials: Yarn needle, 1" button
Difficulty: Beginner
Guage: no gauge

Finished size: apx. 5" around with 6" strap

Abbreviations:
hdc inc - half double crochet increase: make two hdc in the same st.
hdc2tog - half double crochet two together: a hdc decrease.


Simple Sanitizer Holder - new style Bath & Body Works mini-bottle

 Free Crochet Pattern


Ch 12 and join.

Round 1: sc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch 1.

Round 2: hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, hdc Inc in next, *hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat **around, join, ch 1. (16 sts)

Rounds 3-4: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (16 sts)

Round 5: hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next, *hdc, hdc, hdc2tog*, repeat **around, join, ch 1. (12 sts)

Round 6: sc in each st around, join, do not break yarn. Ch 24 to form the closure strap with button hole as follows: hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch across back down to last row on holder (22 hdc), sk one st, sl st to next st, pivot to work back up the strap, sl st in each st across (22sts), ch 4 to form buttonhole, sl st to other side of strap, fo, weave in ends.

Finishing: Sew button onto top center front of holder, weave in all ends, insert sanitizer bottle with lid pointing down, fasten strap around any bag using the button closure.

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xoxo- Bethany



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tisha Bow Headband

Hi  to all my happy hookers! I hope you're having a fantastic summer! I know I am. I've been saving this little ditty for you, for a rainy day (or more like a sunny, extremely busy summer month). As a farewell to June mini-celebration, here is a fun little pattern I worked up a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....


Enjoy! xoxo Bethany



The Tisha 


It's a pattern named for someone very special. You know who you are! *winky face, heart emoji*

I love this simple headband. I've made tons of them and have been making them for months. Only, I've never written the pattern down until now. I've kept the original specs on a tiny handwritten note in the cubby next to my big comfy work chair. It's a wonderful beginner pattern, and is very easy to work. For the experienced crocheter, it can be worked in as little as a half an hour. I've included instructions for making in three sizes: adult, child and toddler.



This pattern is so versatile, it can be made in so many different ways. No matter how you choose to construct this headband, it'll turn out adorable every time- guaranteed! It's wide enough to be an ear warmer and is a very popular in-demand winter weather accessory. You can make it more narrow to be a warm weather sweet headband.You can make it to fit any person, and make it as wide or as narrow as you like. Change colors for a striping effect, work in solids, metallics or variegated for a bounty of beautiful easy to make, quick to work headbands.

Makes a great gift. Make them in team colors, or make enough for the whole team! I did them in black and orange last year and all my daughter's little cheerleader friends looked so cute sporting them. I also paired this headband with my Quick Mitts fingerless mittens in matching colors and gave them as gifts this past Christmas. They were a massive hit- everyone loves getting matching sets of accessories!



This headband, like some of my other patterns includes the foundation half double crochet (FHDC). If you don't know how to foundation crochet, I highly suggest you visit YouTube, and look up some instructional videos. I have also included written instructions for the stitch with my Easy Fishnet Gloves pattern. It's a very valuable skill to learn because sometimes chaining, and working into a starting chain can create a tightened effect, making the foundation row not as stretchy and wearable as the rest of the garment. To make every row equally stretchable and comfortable to wear, chainless foundation crochet is the way to go!

If you're not quite there yet, have no fear, even a novice crocheter can make this pattern. Simply Chain the appropriate number according to the size you wish to make, join, and work into the starting chain for round 1. Just be sure to chain on the looser side if you are a tight tension worker.


The Tisha Bow Headband 

An Ad-free, printer friendly PDF of this pattern is available in my Ravelry Shop: 


Free Crochet Pattern

Please feel free to sell any items you make from my patterns, but you must credit me with the original design and include my brand name and website on any product tag, additionally do not use my photographs to sell your items! Thanks for respecting the craft!

Hook: H8/5MM
Yarn: any Worsted
Gauge: 7 sts = 2” in HDC
Notions: Yarn needle
Difficulty: Easy

Note: To make band wider for ear warmers, make more than 8 rows. To make a summer headband, make fewer rows. When making for child/toddler- 5 rows is usually wide enough. Feel free to get creative when making your own headbands, they can be as wide or as narrow as you want.

Round 1: FHDC 63, join to top of first fhdc with a sl st.
(For Child size 57, toddler 53)

Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, and in every stitch around, join. (63 sts)

Rounds 3-8: Repeat round 1. FO at end of round 8.

Finishing: Use the starting tail to close the small gap at the first join and attach the bottom ends of the foundation row together. Then take the starting and ending tails, and tie them together over top of the right side of the headband, trim ends. Take extra yarn and wrap around tied/joined section of headband repeatedly to form a bow's "knot". Wrap to apx. 1" wide to hide the seam. Break yarn, and thread tail with a yarn needle. Turn headband to wrong side and secure end of wrapping yarn by sewing back and forth under the "knot" and through headband, taking care stitches do not bleed through to right side. Sew back and forth several times to permanently secure it in place. Cut yarn close to "knot".

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Applique Patches

Summer is officially here! 

Summertime is a time of year when I do a lot of sewing. When the weather turns I sort through all the girl's clothing and see what can be saved for next year and what goes for donation. Often items need to be mended from wear and tear, or altered for wearing in warmer temperatures. One of my favorite things to do is take the long sleeve shirts that still fit and cut and hem them to become tank tops or short sleeve shirts. The kids get so excited when their favorite top can be made "new" and worn even longer! It reduces the amount of new clothes that need to be bought and is a fun creative outlet for me. I love to keep my sewing machine out this time of year so I can fix something old, or create something new- any time I want!

A pitfall of summer time is the increased outdoor play and the inevitable skinned knees. My kids love their leggings. Most of the time they flat out refuse to wear pants or jeans. Who can blame them, leggings are so soft, stretchy and comfy. But when a little one playing falls down, we often get a hole in the knee of those beloved leggings. After the tears dry, many parents probably wonder what can be done with a perfectly good pair of pants that still looks great, other than a hole in the knee.



Sure you can throw them away, but why don't you make an adorable patch and sew it on? It's so easy! I have developed easy to follow patterns- three in one- for you to choose from. Mix and match, in different yarns and different colors to make a bow, a heart or a star applique that can be sewn on to cover up any hole in your little one's favorite pants.

Get even more creative! Try an applique on your backpack, jazz up a plain t-shirt or even the pocket of a pair of jeans. The possibilities are endless as you play with these fun shapes and their many uses.



 Yarns pictured are:

AC Moore's Stitch Studio by Nicole Spectacular in Setting Sun and Caribbean Water Blue (3 DK/light weight)


 
Left: Setting Sun, Right: Caribbean Water Blue


Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee Glowing in Mariposa Prairie (4 worsted/medium weight)

Mariposa Prairie

Either DK or wosted weight yarn can be used for this pattern, I used both to show there is only a small difference in the applique's final size. Use a G6/4.0mm hook for either yarn. When you've made your desired applique simply treat it like any patch: place over hole in garment to be mended, and using needle and thread, sew into place!

Disclaimer:
The pattern for the star is a general method, I have seen this way of making a star all over the internet, it is not an original or different method of crocheting stars. I am not claiming that the star design is unique or new. I have simply recorded for your ease of use, the common way to crochet a basic star shape. The heart and bow pattern are however, original works- they turned out simply by my trial and error.

Applique Patches 

3 in 1 Free Crochet Patterns


You are free to use share and enjoy these patterns but please link to my blog when sharing! Thank you for respecting the integrity of this creative work!



Hook: G6/4mm
Yarn: DK or Worsted
Difficulty: Easy
Finished sizes: DK: Star 2 ¼” across, Heart 2 ½” diameter, Bow 3” x 2”
 Worsted: Star 2 ½” across, Heart 2 ½” diameter, Bow 3 ½” x 2”


BOW

Chain 14

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 3 sts, hdc, sc in next 2 sts, hdc, dc in last 4 sts, ch 2, turn.

Rows 2-4: repeat row 1 three more times.

Edging: at end of row 4, ch 1, pivot work to crochet along raw edge, make 2 sc in the ends of each row across (8 sc), ch 1, pivot work to crochet along foundation row, sl st in each st across (12 sl sts), ch 1, pivot work to crochet along raw edge, make 2 sc in the ends of each row across (8 sc), ch 1 pivot work to crochet along last row, sl st in each st across (12 sl sts, join to corner with a sl st, fo.

Finishing: Thread a yarn needle and make 4 vertical stitches in center of bow to form a faux knot. FO weave in ends.

HEART

Form magic ring, ch 2

Round 1: make 11 dc in magic ring, join to first dc with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 3, 3 tr into first st, 3 tr in next st, 2 dc, 2 dc, dc, (dc, tr, dc) in next st, dc, 2 dc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 3 tr in last st, ch 2, sl st in same st. fo, weave in ends.

STAR

Form magic ring, ch 2,

Round 1: make 10 dc into ring, join to first dc with a sl st.


Round 2: *ch 4, sc into second ch from hook, hdc in the next, dc in the last ch, skip the next st of the previous round, sl st in the next*, repeat ** around four more times, join to first st with a sl st, fo, weave in ends.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Kitchen Stool Cover



Hey there! In my last post, I shared that I'm updating my kitchen with a mini-face lift. I honestly do need new cabinets, or at least to repair and paint them properly. But this is a MAJOR project and one I couldn't tackle by myself, so I'm finding other little ways to spruce things up. I've got lots of lime green going on and recently I made a new cover for my traditional red stand mixer. I love my mixer and when I got it, the color never mattered. It is a beautiful machine and a wonderful and worthwhile tool to have. So many uses! It should be kept covered up, so the bowl stays clean and ready for use when you are ready to cook. I had been gifted a matching red cover, and it's super nice- made of quilted fabric and has a handy pocket to keep oft used recipes in. Now with my new look, I needed to update that as well.


If you guys totally LOVE this mixer cover I'll be happy to make a sewing post and show you all just how I've done it. Message me or leave me a comment and let me know if you want to see a step by step of how I made this cover.

Along with this new mixer cover, I also wanted to update my stool covers. This is actually the third version I have made. I developed this pattern a long time ago, even before I started this blog! It's one I've held on to and never shared until now. I've made these in acrylic yarn but they stretch entirely too much- kitchen cotton is best. I've also tried with a magic ring for starting, but this tends to pull open after some use- starting chains are best here as well.



Let's get started!

My stools measures 13" in diameter and is around 1" thick. If your stool is comparable to this, try my pattern first then determine whether to add rounds later. If your stool is wider or thicker, or both you may try going up one hook size, or simply add rounds to the end of the pattern- until the cover just reaches the edge of the stool. Crochet is very stretchy by nature and these will look too small at first.

Kitchen Stool Covers



Hook: G6/4mm
Yarn: I Love This Cotton in Bright Citrus
Difficulty: Easy


Notes: Created to cover stools 13” in diameter and 1” thick. There is no gauge with this pattern because the size of your stool is subjective. As is the nature of crochet, the covers are very prone to stretching. The cover will look too small at first but with some muscle will stretch to fit tightly. Eventually after some wear they will stretch out. If your stool is comparable in diameter but is thicker than 1”, try adding rnds at end of pattern (after rnd 12) to accommodate thickness. Make one cover for however many stools you have. One skein I Love This Cotton should make two covers with some leftover.


Special Stitches
V-st: dc, ch 1, dc
Lg v-st: dc, ch 2, dc
Shell: 3 dc in same st or sp
Lg shell: 6 dc in same st or sp


Abbreviations
Beg - beginning
Bet - between
Ch- chain
Ch sp - chain space
Sl st - slip stitch
Rnd- Round


Ch 5, sl st in last chain from hook to make a ring,


Rnd 1: ch 2, make 15 dc into ring, join to first dc with a sl st.


Rnd 2: ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), *dc, ch 1 into next st*, *repeat around, join to third ch of beg ch 4 with a sl st.


Rnd 3: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 4, dc into same ch sp (counts as first v-st), *dc, ch 1, dc into next ch sp* (v-st made), *repeat around, join to third ch of beg ch 4 with a sl st.


Rnd 4: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, make 2 dc into same ch sp (counts as first shell), *make 3 dc into next ch sp* (shell made), *repeat around, join to third ch of beg ch 3 with a sl st.


Rnd 5: sl st in each dc of the first shell, sl st into the space bet shells, ch 5, dc into the same space (counts as first lg v-st), *(dc, ch 2, dc) into the next space bet shells* (lg v-st made), *repeat around, join to third ch of beg ch 5 with a sl st.


Rnd 6: sl st into first ch 2 sp, ch 3, make 5 dc into same ch sp (counts as first lg shell), *make 6 dc into next ch sp* (lg shell made), *repeat around, join to third ch of beg ch 3 with a sl st.


Rnd 7: sl st in each of the first 3 dc of the first lg shell, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), make a lg v-st into the next space bet shells, ch 1, *dc in the fourth st of the next lg shell from the previous rnd, ch 1, lg v-st into the next space bet shells, ch 1*, *repeat around, join to third ch of beg ch 4 with a sl st.


Rnd 8: ch 3 (counts as first dc), make a lg shell in next ch 2 sp, *dc in next dc from previous rnd, make lg shell in next ch 2 sp*, *repeat around, join to third ch of beg ch 3 with a sl st.


Rnd 9: ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), dc in the fourth st of the next lg shell from the previous rnd, ch 2, *v-st into the next dc bet shells from the previous rnd, ch 2, dc into the fourth st of the next shell from the previous rnd, ch 2*, *repeat around to last shell, dc into the same st as beg ch 5, ch 1, join to third ch of beg ch 5 with a sl st (final v-st made).


Rnd 10: ch 3 (counts as first dc), *make 2 dc in next ch 2 sp , dc in next dc, make 2 dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc, dc in ch sp, dc in next dc*, *repeat around to last ch 1 sp, and join to third ch of beg ch 3 with a sl st.  


Rnd 11: ch 3, make 1 dc in each st around, join to third ch of beg ch 3 with a sl st,


Rnd 12+: ch 3, make 1 dc in each st around, join to third ch of beg ch 3 with a sl st. Make more rounds to accommodate your stool if necessary, fo, weave in ends.


Finishing and Placement:
Chain or braid a cord as long as necessary to secure the cover to the stool. Place cover on top of stool right side facing out, and turn stool upside down. Thread the cord through the last round of the cover and around each leg of the stool to keep it in place. Cinch the cord tight, and tie securely with a square knot. Tuck loose ends into cover underneath stool.

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If you are interested in making more fabulous accessories for your summer kitchen, visit my friends at allfreecrochet.com for more inspiration and tons of free crochet patterns to make handmade treasures for your home!

Enjoy! xoxo- Bethany

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pear Kitchen Scrubby




I have a thing for pears. I've been recently giving my kitchen a mini face-lift by slowly changing the color scheme from red, to bright green. It started a couple summers ago when I won some small pear decorations at the Annual Sypolt Family Reunion's auction. They were two matching acrylic wall plaques with pears in relief. I loved them. Then little by little, I started to collect green things. I found a mat for the floor in front of my sink with pears all over it. I got a green rug to go in front of my stove. For a while it looked goofy, like Christmas, I had a weird mix of red and green accessories. Then my mother bought me all new accessories in bright green! Now I'm almost done- I just need to find the perfect pear fabric, and I can make myself a new cover for my (red!) stand mixer. It remains the lone red item. I know that fabric is out there somewhere and when I find it victory shall be mine!



For now, with a mostly green kitchen I've been focusing on hand made accessories. My dear cousin and I love to go to our local pottery painting studio. It's very relaxing and fulfilling, and there's something about the tranquility of that creative atmosphere that even makes the kids behave- for hours! Big Girl and Little One come too and I buy them a small trinket to paint while my cousin and I focus on our masterpieces. In the past I've made a spoon rest, and recently an oil bottle. Italians NEED olive oil readily handy. We use it almost daily. That's a subject for another post but I put it in just about everything I make, I even use it for beauty. I've put it in my hair as a treatment, on my cuticles, skin, you name it. My grandmother used to say we have olive oil in our blood! She was so, so precious.



While my pear ceramic art is beautiful and fun- you know I wanted to crochet a pear too! I have a sweet friend who wanted to learn how to crochet. So we made a few dates to sit down together with hook and yarn. And miracle of miracles, she actually learned something from this somewhat shy, left-handed, self-taught crocheter! It thrilled my heart to learn she's been doing really well at it, and crocheting often despite my amateur level teaching skills. During one of our times together she showed me a book of kitchen scrubber patterns she found at the craft store. I loved them! They were so cute, and I've never tried the scrubby yarns before. There were many shapes and fruits to choose from. As I flipped through the book I said "I'm going to make a pear!", but here was no pear.

So I bought some bright green kitchen cotton, some scrubby yarn and I came up with my own adorable pear shaped scrubby! It's the perfect thing to add a little fun to your kitchen sink. I keep my cotton scrubby from getting stinky by running it through the dishwasher every few days. It's also fully machine washable as well. You're going to love it!

Pear Kitchen Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern

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Difficulty: Easy
Hook: G6/4mm
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Cotton in Bright Citrus, Yarn Bee Scrub-Ology in Green and remnant amount of any brown worsted yarn- Caron Simply Soft Party in Chocolate Sparkle pictured.
Notions: tapestry needle
Gauge: n/a
Measurements: 4.75” tall and 3” across


Note: Pear is worked in round until neck and is made in two parts, front and back, then slip stitched together, stem added at end. Make two pears, one in cotton, one in scrub-ology.


Pear:


With cotton, form a magic ring.


Round 1: dc 12 into magic ring, join with a sl st to first dc made, ch 2. (12 sts)


Round 2: make 2 dc in each st around, join. (24 sts)


Round 3: ch 5, sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch (4 sc, neck of pear made), sk the first dc of previous round, and sl st into the next st, sc in the next st, *2 sc, sc* three times, *2 hcd, hdc* four times, *2 sc, sc* three times, sc in last st ending at neck of pear, do not join. (37 sts)


Round 4: continue working up neck of pear, hdc 5 up neck, make 4 hdc in st at top of neck, hdc 5 down neck, sk 1 st, sl st to next st and fo. (15 sts)


Make a second pear out of scrubby yarn. Weave in all ends.



Stem:


  1. With brown ch 4, sc in back bump of second ch from hook, sc 2, make 3 sc in last ch, work down back of starting ch and sc 2.
  2. Fold in half lengthwise, pivot work, ch 1, working back up stem and stitching through both layers, sl st 3, fo, leave long tail for sewing to top of pear.
  3. Weave in starting tail by sewing up through center of stem, and back down through center of stem, taking care not to squish by pulling too tightly, then trim closely to bottom of stem.
Finishing:
  1. Sandwich pears together with both right sides facing out, aligning stitches. Keep scrubby side facing, and join at top center of neck with cotton yarn, sl st evenly around pear working through both layers. Join, fo, weave in ends.
  2. Thread stem tail with needle and sew securely onto top of pear, stitching back and forth between both layers. Take care to keep brown stitches hidden from sight. Fo weave in ends.


Scrubby Care: After use, rinse with soap and hot water, then with very cold water, wring out excess water and lay flat to dry overnight. Cold water rinse inhibits bacteria growth. Machine wash, or wash in dishwasher weekly, or sooner if a yucky smell develops. A homemade dish scrubber is economical and environmentally friendly, when properly cared for can last for years.


I hope you enjoy your pear kitchen scrubby, let me know how yours turned out! Share a picture of your work on instagram #hautekippy or post it to my facebook page!

Hey Wait! Don't stop now! You may have gotten scrubby fever from this pattern and are itching to make another. I know you didn't use up all that scrubby yarn. There's plenty left over! You need to make another scrubby- stat. My friends at All Free Crochet have TONS of scrubby patterns just waiting for you. Take a look at THIS, you can make yourself more scrubbies to match or compliment your pear in no time. I just love these guys! And every pattern is 100% free, just the way we like it!

Take care
xoxo, Bethany




Monday, April 24, 2017

Bitty Berries Sanitizer Holder


Hey there! We've just had Spring Break here in West Virginia, and we had a very relaxing week-and-a-half at home. The kids have enjoyed(?) a record only two snow days for the entire school year, so our break was way longer than usual for this time of year. We didn't have any specific plans, though it flew by anyway! 

I've been working on some home type accessories for you, to keep you crocheting through the warmer months, and brewing up some super ideas for when the weather turns again! For now, I offer the final installment of the Bitty Berries accessory series: a mini hand sanitizer bottle holder.

The holder features a strap of good length to wrap around almost any strap on a purse or backpack, and a button closure. Using Berry Stitch in the round, we create the perfect sized pouch for your tiny hand sanitizers on the go!

The holder was designed around the old style Bath and Bodyworks 1 ounce pocketbac bottle. I've just been told they redesigned the bottle, so it does not fit the newer style unfortunately. But, if you've got extras or other brands lying around, they may fit those as well! I believe the Purell travel size bottle is just about the same size. Please leave comments for others to benefit if you find other kinds of sanitizers that are the same relative shape or size and will fit in the holder.


Because we're working with a stitch that puffs out on the opposite side of the fabric than that which is facing while working, we're going to have to turn our rounds. I know! Turning totally defeats the purpose of working in the round! But remember, Berry stitches puff out on the wrong side, so we have to turn our work each time to ensure a nice straight seam of joins and so that all the berries face outward. Trust me, it'll be worth it- and you'll love the results!

Bitty Berries Sanitizer Holder Free Crochet Pattern

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Difficulty: Easy
Hook: E4/3.5mm
Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Minty, or any worsted
Notions: yarn needle, 1” button
Gauge: 4x4 berry repeats = 2” square
Finished Measurements: 5.5" around, 3" tall, 6" strap

Special Stitches & abbreviations:
Berry Stitch- triple crochet, single crochet, repeat


Note: Holder is worked in turned rounds up to the strap which is worked in two rows. Strap secures with button closure on front of holder. Should fit most travel sized hand sanitizer bottles. This pattern was written using a “Bath and BodyWorks” 1 oz. PocketBac bottle of antibacterial hand gel for reference. The bottle used measures 2.25" tall from just below the cap, and 4.25" around at its widest point. Slightly over 3" tall from tip of cap to base.


Sanitizer Holder:


Chain 10, join with a sl st. Begin work with RS facing.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first sc made with a sl st, ch 1. (10 sc)
Round 2: sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (10 sc)
Round 3: make 2 sc in each st around, join, ch 1, TURN. (20 sc)
Round 4: *tr, sc* repeat ** around, join, ch 1, turn. (10 berries made)
Round 5: sc in each st around, join, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
Rounds 6-11: repeat rounds 4 & 5 three more times, for a total of four rounds of berry repeats.
Round 12: sc in each st around, join with a sl st, do not break yarn.


Strap:


Continuing from last join at end of Round 12, chain 25


Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, working back down towards holder (24 sc). Sl st in the next sc on top of the last round worked on holder, ch 1.


Row 2: sc in each st across, working back up towards end of strap (24 sc). At row end, ch 4, sl st to opposite corner of strap end in the first st. (buttonhole made). FO weave in ends.


Finishing:
  1. Sew button onto front of holder, opposite of strap. Weave in ends.
  2. Fill holder with a bottle of travel sized hand sanitizer and use strap to attach to any bag.





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Original pattern “Bitty Berries Sanitizer Holder”  copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bitty Berries Checkbook


It's here! The Bitty Berries Coin Purse has been well received. It's so cute, and little, and useful. I just love it! Using a smaller hook size has really given us a tightly worked textile that ensures no spare change can slip through the cracks! Once I completed it, I knew I needed to make a checkbook cover in the same adorable pattern. If you are excited for the next installment in this adorable accessory design, then your wait is over because the Bitty Berries Checkbook cover free crochet pattern has arrived!

If you're still on a coin purse kick, and I don't blame you! (I could honestly make a dozen more!) There are several adorable designs to choose from on the best free pattern compilation website around, allfreecrochet.com. There you can find just about anything you desire to make, in a free pattern version!


For the checkbook:

Using the same berry stitch repeat, we'll create a soft and fluffy, fun texture for our checkbook. Single crochets in the back or front loop only, help create ribbed lines, delineating where the the checkbook should fold into it's different sections. Work in the same yarn as your coin purse, and make yourself or someone you love a matching set!


I am enjoying working in the berry stitch, and I think I might keep the momentum going. I really feel moved to make an entire Bitty Berries accessory line! The only question is, what accessory will be next? You tell me! Leave a comment below the pattern to make a suggestion or tell me which must have item in your bag needs an infusion of Bitty Berries! Let's see if great minds do indeed "think alike", are your ideas the same as mine!? We'll see!



Difficulty: Easy
Hook: E4/3.5mm
Yarn: Hobby Lobby Crafter's Secret in Pearl Fleck (pictured) or any worsted.
Notions: yarn needle
Gauge: 4x4 berry repeats = 2” square
Measurements: 3.5” across, 7” tall


Special Stitches & abbreviations:
Berry Stitch *tr, sc*- triple crochet, single crochet, repeat
Blo- back loop only
Flo- front loop only
RS- right side of work (side with berry texture)
WS- wrong side of work (back side)


Note: Check Book is worked in one piece from bottom to top, the bottom is folded up to become the back flap of the book and the top is folded down to become the front flap. The book is first edged, then folded and side seams slip stitched shut. Turning ch does not count as a st.


Checkbook:



Chain 28
Row 1: sc into second ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (27 sc)
Rows 2-11: sc into each st across, ch 1, turn. (27 sts)
Row 12: sc into the Flo of each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 13: sc into the Blo of each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 14: sc, *tr, sc*, repeat ** across, ch 1, turn. (13 berries made)
Row 15: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (27 sc)
Rows 16-26: repeat rows 14 and 15, three more times. (6 rows berries total)
Row 27: sc in Flo of each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 28 & 29: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 30: sc in Blo of each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 31-42: repeat rows 14 and 15, six more times. (6 rows berries made)
Row 43: sc in Flo of each st across, ch 1, turn.
Row 44: sc in Blo of each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 45-55: sc in each st across, do not break yarn.


Finishing:
  1. Ch 1, Pivot work to crochet along raw edge. Keep right side facing. Sc evenly along the first raw edge of book, making 1 sc in the edge of each row up to foundation row. Ch 1, pivot work, sl st in each st along RS of foundation row. Ch1, pivot work, sc evenly along the second raw edge of book, making 1 sc in the edge of each row up to ending row. Ch 1, pivot work, sl st into first st of ending row. Fo, weave in ends.
  2. Using rib lines made by stitching in Flo and Blo as a guide, fold bottom and top edges (above and below berries) onto the WS of checkbook, align stitches.
  3. With WR of book facing, join yarn at corner, sl st  through both layers to secure the flap closed on that side, sl st in each st across along the side towards the other flap and through both layers again, across to other corner. Break yarn and repeat for other side.
  4. FO, Weave in all ends.


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