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Friday, January 11, 2019

Carly Slouch Hat

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I took a super long Christmas break and during that time, made this really cute slouch hat for you! It's so cute. Made with 5-bulky weight yarn, it works up really quickly. I love the knit look stitches, and the post work too. It's just so fun to make as you get going with the pattern repeats. I especially love the fur pom pom.

I've seen them used and made by one of my favorite crochet designers, and I’m sure the interwebs has plenty of tutorials out there. They are super easy to make though- don’t fret. I didn't photograph the procedure, but here's a quick run through...

How to make a fur pom pom:

Take some poly fill stuffing, a utility knife, a large jar lid or circular object about 5" in diameter, crochet thread or other thick thread, and a tapestry needle. Trace the circle on the back of the fur fabric, and carefully cut the fur- please don't cut yourself! Then thread your needle with a healthy length of thread and tie a good knot on the end. Sew in and out around the edge of the fur circle with your stitches about 1/2" apart until you get back to the beginning.  
Pull the circle together by cinching the thread and when the opening gets smaller, stuff in enough poly fill to suit. Pull tightly closed, and tie off but don't cut threads yet. Center the pom pom on top of your hat, cinched side down, and stitch carefully, tightly and thoroughly onto the hat.



You can also buy one extra skein of matching or contrasting yarn and make a yarn pom pom as well. I'm sure it would also look super cute. If you make one, please share a picture with me on my facebook page, or in our  facebook group!

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I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that your new year is looking bright and shiny! Let me know what you think of this pattern by connecting with me on social media, insta, facebook or pinterest! Have fun and happy hooking!

You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement.




Let's Go!


Hook: L/8mm

Yarn: 5/Bulky weight- I Love This Chunky! in Heathered Gray, 1 skein- 109 yds

Gauge: 2” is apx. 5 sts in hdc

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: tapestry needle, pom pom (yarn or fur)

Finished Size: Adult, apx. 20” before stretching to fit most


Special Stitches: 


Hdc or dc in 3rd loop- stitching in the third loop: The third loop is located on the wrong side of the hdc and dc stitches, and is directly below the top “v” running horizontally and slightly diagonally across the back (wrong side) of the stitches.  Make a hdc or dc as normal in this 3rd loop where indicated. *Most of the time it is only the 3rd loop of a hdc that is worked in, however, a dc also has a third loop although smaller than the 3rd loop of a hdc, it is there and can be worked in just the same.

Fpdc- front post double crochet: make a double crochet around the front (right side) of the post of the dc stitch indicated, as opposed to stitching in the top “v”.

Fpdc2tog- front post double crochet two together, a decreasing stitch: this is not a common stitch. You are going to be decreasing while making a fpdc, and a dc together. Just like a dc2tog, except the first st is a fpdc instead of a regular dc. Start in the same manner as making a fpdc up to the last yo, instead of pulling through and finishing the st, yo and insert hook into the top of the next st, (as making a normal dc decrease) yo, draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all loops, fpdc2tog made.


Notes: 

Joins are made as follows: join rounds with a sl st to the first st made, pull join tightly, and ch 1, then make first st of next round in the same st as the join.




Brim


Chain 7

Row 1: hdc in the third ch from hook, hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn. (5 sts)

Row 2: hdc in the back loop only of each st across, ch 2, turn. (5 sts)

Rows 3-24: repeat row 2.

Row 25: hdc in the back loop only of each st across, ch 1, do not break yarn.

To close brim: bring other end of brim up ensuring it is not twisted, lining rows 1 and 25 up to each other, sl st across both rows, joining the brim into a circle. Sl st through the back loop and front loop of both ends to join it, (sl st 5) then ch 1.

Pivot brim to work along raw edge.



Hat


Begin hat by slip stitching evenly along the raw edge of the brim, make approximately three sl sts for every two rows you work across, for a total of 39 sts around.

Round 1: Sl st evenly around raw edge of brim, do not join, ch 1. (39 sts)

Round 2: hdc in the first sl st made, hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (39 sts)

Round 3: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 1. (39 sts)

Round 4: repeat round 3 but ch 2.

Round 5: dc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 2. (39 sts)



Round 6: fpdc in the first st, *dc in next, then fpdc in next*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (39 sts)

Round 7: repeat round 3

Round 8: repeat round 4

Round 9: repeat round 5

Round 10: repeat round 6

Rounds 11-13: repeat rounds 7-9

Round 14: fpdc2tog over the first two sts, continue fpdc2tog around, fpdc in the last st, join, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing hat closed. (20 sts)


Finishing


Thread yarn tail with needle, and weave ends in and out of every other st around top opening of hat, pull tightly and sew opening securely shut. Sew on pom pom of your choice. Weave in all ends.








Friday, October 12, 2018

It's a Scrunchie!

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Twenty-minute Scrunchie


Oh Scrunchies. They're back, along with all things 90's. If you're around my age- as in graduated high school at the millennium, as opposed to being born then, you know all about the 90's. I remember what I wore, what was cool, and I also remember a distinct 60's/70's trend resurgence around the time I was in middle school. I will never forget my mother, aghast, with me at a store, wishing she had held on to her old bell bottoms because she couldn't believe they were back in style. Everything old becomes new again.

I don't remember any specific trend recurrences during the 00's. I was a college student trying to reinvent myself and as a result, I routinely dressed like a weirdo. I can laugh about it now, but back then I thought I was "all that and a bag of chips" as they used to say. (As if!)


Now that I'm secure in my God-given identity I can look back fondly on the 90's and remember all the wacky things we wore without cringing too much. When I conjure up images of 90's fashion in my mind I think of block heels, chokers, baby-doll dresses, construction boots, spaghetti straps with a t-shirt underneath,  high waisted jeans, ringer tees, everything tied around the waist and shirts with multi-colored striped bands across the chest. If you're in your teens or twenties or know someone that age, what is being worn now is simply astounding. Flipping through a fashion magazine is like entering a time warp. It's like a "Friends" explosion, which was scrunchie-central if you didn't know!

I'll never forget Carrie Bradshaw berating her author boyfriend over the use of a scrunchie in his latest work of fiction. I can still recall her shrill voice, "A sca-rrrunchie!?"


Of course by 2003 when that episode of SATC aired, scrunchies were fashion non grata. I wouldn't have been caught dead in one then. (That was way harsh, Tai.) But some way, some how, miracle of miracles the illusive scrunchie has made its way back into favor.

Let's make one right now! Do you have twenty minutes and an elastic hair tie? I won't ask if you have any yarn. I KNOW you have yarn. Don't play with me about, "do you have any yarn laying around?" !

Dude! Let's like, totally do this!



Twenty Minute Scrunchie

Free Crochet Pattern!

This crochet pattern is so simple and so easy you don't even have to count. There's not even really a pattern, so I won't make it one. This is the simplest  thing to make, like ever! Seriously, if you have any proficiency at crochet whatsoever, this will only take about 20 minutes. Think of how many scrunchies you could make!

No counting,
No guage,
No pattern. 
Just Do It!

Step One:

Using H/8/5mm hook, join worsted weight yarn to an elastic hair tie. The thick ones work best!



Step Two:

Hdc around the hair tie until it's all the way covered up- at least 30 sts. Join to first hdc made with a sl st, ch 2.

Step Three:

Make four dc in each st around, join to first dc made and fasten off. Weave in ends securely and Boom!


Snaps to you! Enjoy embarrassing your children with your mad fashion sense, or impress your peeps with fresh new scrunchies for your whole crew! 


Peace-Out my Yomies!

(get it? Yomies, yarn-homies!) okay I'll stop now.


xo, Kip!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fishy in a Jar

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I'm back! I took the ENTIRE summer off to rest, hang with the fam and rejuvenate! I've learned something really important over this time away from the blog. Something I leaned from C.S. Lewis- I am free to create for the pure joy of creating. Not for followers, or meeting my self imposed publication deadlines, but for HIM. I seek the fame of the One who called me to create, not the fame of the internet or the world.

This means that from now on you'll see me not trying to keep up with the big blogs, like Whistle and Ivy, Repeat Crafter Me and Moogly- which I was previously killing myself to do (and failed miserably at). Now you'll see me be my true self. And I'm going to publish for the fun of it, whenever I get a new idea. This year, I'm throwing my production and publication schedule out the window. I'm not going to plan ahead and plan for the seasons. I'm not going to plan at all. I'm just going to crochet whatever I want, whenever I can, and publish the new patterns when they are done. That's it.

My hope is that I can give you something new at least once a month. But if my kids need me, or life gets in the way, I'm not going to get bent out of shape about it. This blog was started for fun- not for stress! What joy can I get out of creating when I'm forcing myself to create on a deadline! It's madness.

Maybe I had to go through this, to find out the hard way and burn myself completely out to learn the lesson I needed to learn. That He wanted me to learn. So let's go, let's do this! I'm ready- are you?

Here's the first crochet pattern of our new season together! Will you join me?



Recently on Facebook I've seen pictures of these little fish in a jar. They are so cute! Some photos became viral, and I was tagged in one and asked to make the project on commission. I jumped at the chance to try something new. Usually when clients, friends or relatives want something made, I find the designer and purchase the pattern to fill the order. This time I was able to find the designer, but couldn't access her website. So to fill my orders I had to make up my own version.

As we all know the creative world is full of crisscrossing ideas, remakes and reboots. Before publishing this pattern, I checked Pinterest and I found that crocheted fish and knit aquariums have been done and done again. This is not a new idea that went viral on Facebook but one version of a very cute the idea that has been around for a long time, and since become popular.

It'a amazing when things go viral, I'm happy for the designer and all the traffic the photos generated for their website. Maybe someday one of my designs will go viral as I so often see. For now, as I discussed above, that will remain in the Lord's hands! My job is to make cute stuff and have fun doing so!

Here is my version of the project. My written instructions are an original work and are not copied from anyone else. Similarities will be due to the fact that this pattern is a recreation of a popular viral idea. There are many crochet patterns on the internet for crochet fish and fish aquariums, this is merely one. Enjoy!


If you would like to create the viral fish project, called "The No Fuss Fish" by Eden Reborn you can visit her website! For more fishy inspiration simply search "crochet fish" on Pinterest and you'll see a plethora of wonderful creations and beautiful inspiration to make your own.

Fishy in a Jar 

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Hook: G6/4mm

Yarn: 4-Medium/worsted; any color desired for fish, I Love This Yarn Stonewash in Mint Lace photographed; any color desired for plant base, tan, gray or brown, unknown remnant of tan photographed; any green or scrubby yarn desired for plant, Yarn Bee Scrub-ology in green used for plant photographed

Gauge: none

Difficulty: easy

Materials:

  1. quart size mason or other jar
  2. small 1” rock/pebble
  3. large 2” paper clip
  4. short length fishing line or invisible thread
  5. gravel or sand
  6. hot glue gun
  7. tapestry needle
  8. small safety eyes
  9. stitch marker 
  10. needle nose/jewelry pliers
  11. small amount of poly-fill stuffing or cotton balls
  12. optional sea shells or larger decorative stones




Finished Size: fish- 3” long, 2” tall     plant- apx. 3” tall

Special Stitches:

Sc Inc- single crochet increase: make two single crochet in same stitch.
Sc2tog- single crochet two together, a decreasing stitch: make one sc over two stitches.
*sc, sc Inc* - instructions in asterisks are to be repeatedly worked over the round.

Notes:


  1. Fishy is worked in continuous unjoined rounds as is standard practice in amigurumi. Mark the first stitch of each round and work until you come back to the marker. Then begin next round in first st of previous round. 
  2. Rocks required: The 1” rock/pebble is to be glued into the base of the plant as a weight to keep it standing in the jar. 
  3. The gravel needed is for the base of the jar. Standard fish tank gravel may be used, as may play sand or other pea gravel to suit your desired look.
  4. Paper clip is “skeleton” for the plant. Large 2" size is needed, not standard small paper clips. They may be called “jumbo” paper clips as well. I used plastic coated clips, and chose only the green colored clips.
  5. In absence of safety toy eyes, you can embroider or puffy paint eyes on.
  6. Fishing line/invisible thread is used to suspend fish from lid of jar so it appears to be floating or swimming  just above the bottom of the jar.




WARNING: Working with hot glue guns can be dangerous and lead to burns as glue melts at high temperatures. Haute Kippy recommends only adults use hot glue guns with utmost care not to burn oneself. Do not touch liquid glue or glue gun tip. Protect all surfaces and unplug glue gun when use is complete.

Fish:


Round 1: sc 6 into magic ring. (6 sts)
Round 2: make 2 sc into each st. (12 sts)
Round 3: *sc, sc Inc* around six times (18 sts)
Round 4: *sc, sc, sc Inc* around six times (24 sts)
Round 5: sc in each st around (24 sts)
Round 6: sc in each st around (24 sts)




Round 7: *sc, sc, sc2tog* around six times (18 sts)
Round 8: *sc, sc2tog* around six times (12 sts)
Round 9: *sc, sc2tog* around four times (8 sts)
Round 10: sc in each st around (8 sts)
Round 11: sc Inc, sc 3, sc Inc, sc 3. (10 sts)

Pause here. The two sets of increases indicate the top and bottom of the fish. The increases in the rounds to follow will shape the tail.


  1. Align the fish vertically so you can insert the safety eyes. Practice the placement until you are satisfied. The posts of the eyes will fit in between stitches. 
  2. When pleased with eye placement snap safety backs on to the eye posts. This is most easily done by pushing the post out the opening of the fish so you can see it, then snap on the safety back and use your finger to reshape the fish. Repeat for other eye.
  3. You can now begin stuffing the fish. Stuff fish to desired consistency by pushing stuffing in a little at a time. Continue below with round 12.




Round 12: sc In two times, sc 3, sc Inc two times, sc 3. (14 sts)
Round 13: sc Inc four times, sc 3, sc Inc four times, sc 3. (22 sts)
Round 14: sc in each st around. (22 sts)
Round 15: sc in each st around, 22 sts, then continue and sc 5 more sts. (27 sts)

Do not fasten off yet, see finishing instructions below.

Fish Fins:


Make two.
Ch 3, dc 4 into the third loop from hook. Fasten off.

Fish Finishing:



  1. Add a tiny amount stuffing to tail, fold tail vertically in line with eyes. Tail will be closed by slip stitching through both layers. The top two and bottom two stitches will not be worked into.
  2. Be sure stitched are aligned and Slip Stitch along tail working through both layers in back loop and front loop of both sides of the tail. Do not work in the last sc made or the previous one, but begin sl sts in the vertically aligned stitches that follow. Make 9 sl sts down the tail to the end, leaving the bottom two stitches unworked. Fasten off and weave in the end.
  3. Sew fins evenly spaced onto the sides of the fish and weave in the ends. 
  4. Take a length of fishing line or invisible thread and tie it to the top of the fish. One or two rows above the tail should be the balancing point depending on how densely fish is stuffed. Experiment by letting fish hang. Use crochet hook to pull thread up or back a row to properly balance him.
  5. Measure the line by dangling the fish into the jar and cut the line at the top of the jar when satisfied with fish’s hanging depth. Be sure fish is not hanging too low near bottom of jar, account for ½” of gravel filling.
  6. CAREFULLY using hot glue gun, glue the line to the inside of the jar lid - but slightly off center to allow the fish to “swim” next to his plant. Hold line in place until glue is completely cooled. DO NOT TOUCH LIQUID GLUE.



Plant:


Plant Base- tan, brown, gray or color of choice.


Round 1: sc 6 into magic ring. (6 sts)
Round 2: make 2 sc into each st around. (12 sts)
Rounds 3-4: sc in each st around. (12 sts)



Make more rounds of 12 if necessary to ensure your rock is covered completely. Test rock coverage by fitting it into base before fastening off. An apx. 1” diameter pebble or rock should fit snugly into crocheted plant base. Once satisfied, finish off and tuck ends into inside of plant base. Prepare paperclip as follows below.


Plant Skeleton- large paperclip


  1. Using small needle nose or jewelry repair pliers straighten paperclip into “v” shape. 
  2. Make open ended loops on each tip of the v. This is so yarn can catch onto the end and not slip off. You will be crocheting on top of the paperclip once it is assembled into the plant skeleton.
  3. Insert paperclip “v” into bottom of plant base as photographed. 
  4. Carefully line inside of plant base with hot glue and immediately fit rock inside. BE CAREFUL, hot glue will seep out of holes in crocheted work. DO NOT BURN YOURSELF!
  5. Once assembled plant base and skeleton is completely cooled, proceed to crochet on top of skeleton as follows below.







Plant Foliage- scrubby yarn, or green or color of choice.





Join yarn to paperclip and slide yarn into loop at top of one arm of the plant skeleton. Pause and use pliers to close loop, securing yarn in place.



Row 1: Ch 1 and hdc over paperclip down to plant base. Twist and scrunch the row as you work to provide visual interest and fit as many stitches as possible onto plant arm. When base is reached, ch 1.

Row 2: switch over to second plant arm and continue making hdc’s along over the paperclip up to the loop, same way as row 1. When satisfied with look of plant, fasten off and use pliers to close loop over last stitch to secure it as before.

No need to weave in ends, simply pull starting and ending tails tight and trim to ½ cm in length. You may give one of the plant arms a slight bend if desired so it looks like it’s flowing in the sea!





Assembly:




  1. Pour enough decorative gravel into your jar to cover the bottom about ½” deep.
  2. Position plant in bottom of jar where desired, but flushly up against the inside of the jar to accommodate the fish.
  3. Position shells or bigger stones inside jar for decoration.
  4. Gently lower fish into jar and screw on the lid. 
  5. Reposition the plant or other objects to suit final look depending upon where fish settles as it hangs.

Enjoy your Fishy in a Jar!



© Haute Kippy 2018
www.hautekippy.com 





Saturday, May 19, 2018

Market Crossbody

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It's Saturday morning, May 19th and I just watched the royal wedding! It was amazing, beautiful- a fairy tale dream come true! Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex looked simply stunning in her silk Givenchy wedding dress! On that high note, I offer you a special fun summer pattern today. Seeing the beauty of the pageantry gave me the mental boost I needed to get this pattern out to you all!



I admit, I wanted to get this pattern out last week. I had already made the purse but hadn't sat down to type it up and blog it. It honestly takes hours to get these blog posts out. You would not believe the number of steps it takes to publish new content. Not that I'm complaining- I love you guys and I love to bring you free crochet patterns and all kinds of fun anecdotes. Unfortunately, I've been dealing with some physical pain and symptoms that is making it a little hard to me to crochet lately. Because of this, I will be taking a small and well deserved summer break from the blog- June, and maybe July too. But God willing, I'll be back and ready to roll just in time for the Fall Crochet Season!


In the meanwhile, I bring you the final item in my Market Collection. The Market Crossbody is a super cute and functional purse that you can wear and use all summer long! It features stripes of market stitch texture in between rounds of sc. There's even a surprise in store for you! The PDF download of the pattern includes instructions for a bonus piece- a matching wallet/coin purse. The matching wallet pattern is available only with the purchase of the PDF pattern from my Ravelry shop. The fun bonus is a thank you to everyone who supports Haute Kippy by making those small convenience purchases!



Let's Roll!


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If you are looking for other fun summer purse patterns visit my friends over at allfreecrochet.com and browse the hundreds of always free crochet patterns in their archives. You're sure to find what you're looking for with AFC!



Market Crossbody Purse Free Crochet Pattern:


Hook: H8/5mm Yarn: medium 4, worsted (Walmart Mainstays Yarn in Soft Gray Heather)
Gauge: 8 rows, 8 sts = 2” in sc
Difficulty: easy
Materials: three matching 1” buttons, tapestry needle
Finished Size: purse- 7.5” wide x 8” tall with 48” strap, wallet- 3.5” wide x 3” tall




Special Stitches:

(sc, hdc)- sc and hdc together in the same stitch, a textured stitch.
Sc2tog- single crochet two together, a reduction stitch.
Fhdc- foundation half double crochet, a chainless foundation stitch.

Notes:


  1. When joining rounds, pull joining sl st tight, ch 1, and then work first sc of next round in same st as join (join st = first st of round), textured rounds will sk first st and begin textured pattern in second st. This will keep all the joins aligned vertically along one edge of the purse.
  2. Purse is worked in the round, starting by working both sides of the starting chain. Form starting chain, and work sc’s into back bump of starting chain, continuing around and back up the other side of the starting chain, so that you end up with v’s on both sides of the foundation round to work in.
  3. Textured rounds are turned, be sure you are working the texture st in the sc of the previous round.
  4. Rounds transition to gradually reducing rows to form closure flap with buttonholes.


Purse:

Ch 32
Round 1: sc in the back bump of second ch from hook, and in each ch across to last sc, (make three total sc in last ch), continue working along back side of starting ch, into the v’s, sc in the v of the next st, and in each st across, make 2 sc in last st, join with a sl st to first sc made, ch 1. (64 sts) Continue working with right side facing.

Round 2: sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (64 sts)

Rounds 3-5: repeat round 2.

Round 6: sk first st, (sc, hdc) in next st, *sk next st, (sc, hdc) in next st*, repeat ** around, join to first st made, ch 1, TURN. (64 sts)

Rounds 7-10: repeat round 6.

Rounds 11-12: repeat round 2.



Rounds 13-15: repeat round 6.

Rounds 16-17: repeat round 2.

Rounds 18-20: repeat round 6.

Rounds 21-23: repeat round 2.

Rounds 24-26: repeat round 6.

Rounds 27-31: repeat round 2. Do not break yarn at end of round 31.

Begin closure flap rows.

Row 1: Turn, ch 1, sc 31 across, turn, ch 1. (31 sts)

Rows 2-3: repeat row 1.

Row 4: sc2tog, sc 27 across, sc2tog, turn, ch 1. (29 sts)

Row 5: sc in each st across, turn, ch 1. (29 sts)

Row 6: sc2tog, sc 25, sc2tog, turn, ch 1. (27 sts)

Row 7: sc2tog, sc 23, sc2tog, turn, ch 1. (25 sts)

Row 8: sk first st, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 4, sl st 15 across, ch 4, sl st in last four sts, ch 1. Do not break yarn. (two buttonholes made)




Edging:


  • Fhdc until strap is apx. 48” long when stretched, or to desired length. Ch 2 and pivot to work back up along right side of strap. Sl st in each st to strap end. Ch 2, and pivot to work back down other side of strap. Sl st in each st to strap end. Join with a sl st. Sew securely to interior of each side of purse. Sew two buttons onto front of purse, aligning with buttonholes.
  • Keep right side facing, pivot work to crochet along raw edge of closure flap.
  • Sc evenly along raw edge of closure flap, making 1 sc per row working towards purse opening. (apx. 8 sts)
  • When you reach purse opening, sl st into top of next st, continue sl st along purse opening toward other side of closure flap.
  • When you reach the other side of the closure flap, pivot work and continue working 1 sc per row back up raw edge towards buttonholes (apx. 8 sts)
  • When you reach the buttonhole row, sl st to join, a blind join looks best here.
  • Fasten off, weave in ends all ends, and align buttons with buttonholes, and sew securely to front of purse.

Strap & Purse Finishing:




Fhdc until strap is apx. 48” long when stretched, or to desired length. Ch 2 and pivot to work back up along right side of strap. Sl st in each st to strap end. Ch 2, and pivot to work back down other side of strap. Sl st in each st to strap end. Join with a sl st. Sew securely to interior of each side of purse. Sew two buttons onto front of purse, aligning with buttonholes.

Enjoy the pattern- as always feel free to connect and share with me on social media! We'd love you to join our facebook group as well! Have a glorious summer! I'll see you real soon!

xo- Bethany


Friday, April 27, 2018

Market Wristlet

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Welcome again friends. It's really and truly, finally springtime! I love transitioning from cold weather accessories to spring/summer home and personal accessories. With that in mind, I know I've promised you a sequel (specifically a cowl) to match the very popular Sadie Boot Cuffs, but you're just going to have to wait until fall. It's too beautiful out now to pull out a warm and cozy cowl pattern. Sorry! But Don't fret, I have lots of beautiful goodies lined up for your summer hookin' fun.

I have been wanting to make a wristlet for a while now. One evening this past winter, I gave myself permission to just start crocheting without any plan or design in mind and see what would come of it. What I conceived was something I originally wanted to call the "Lemon Drop Wristlet" I envisioned it in gray and yellow. I named it that because at the time I was experimenting with textured crochet stitches and was using the Lemon Peel stitch.



Working off my first concept, I changed the pattern slightly to showcase my own textured stitch featured in the Market Coin Purse. I decided then, that it couldn't be called the Lemon Drop, because even though I finally saw it in its intended color scheme, it just wouldn't be right. I needed it to match it's little sister. And who knows, there may be another friend added to the Market stitch accessory collection. Anything is possible!



What I've come to call the "market stitch" is a combination of stitches that creates a unique textured pattern. It is worked by alternating skipped stitches with (sc, hdc) together in the next st. I turn the rows (even when working in the round!) to create a really stunning textile that I hope you will love too!


You could make this wristlet as a clutch, omitting the strap. You could also choose your own colors, or even make it in one solid color. The choice is yours. Let's get started together!




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If you would like to make another wristlet, clutch or small purse, in addition to the Market Wristlet, my friends at allfreecrochet.com have tons of 100% free crochet patterns for you to choose from. Definitely check them out!

Market Wristlet 

Free Crochet Pattern


Hook: H8/5mm
Yarn: medium 4 (worsted) weight, Walmart Mainstays Yarn in Soft Gray Heather (color A) and Red Heart Super Saver in Lemon (color B)
Gauge: 8 rows, 8 sts = 2” square in sc
Difficulty: easy
Materials: two 1” buttons, tapestry needle
Finished Size: 5.5” across, 4” high, apx. 9” strap




Special Stitches:

(sc, hdc)- sc and hdc together in the same stitch, a textured stitch.
Sc2tog- single crochet two together, a reduction stitch.
Fhdc- foundation half double crochet, a chainless foundation stitch.

Notes: 

  1. Wristlet is worked in the round, starting by working both sides of the starting chain. Form starting chain, and work sc’s into back bump of starting chain, continuing around and back up the other side of the starting chain, so that you end up with v’s on both sides of the foundation round to work in. 
  2. When joining rounds, pull joining sl st tight, ch 1, and then work first sc of next round in same st as join (join st = first st of round), textured rounds will sk first st and begin textured pattern in second st. This will keep all the joins aligned vertically along one edge of the wristlet.
  3. Textured rounds are turned, be sure you are working the texture st in the sc of the previous round. 
  4. Rounds transition to gradually reducing rows to form closure flap with buttonholes.

Wristlet:


With Color A
Chain 22

Round 1: sc in the back bump of second ch from hook, and in each ch across to last sc, (make three total sc in last ch), continue working along back side of starting ch, into the v’s, sc in the v of the next st, and in each st across, make 2 sc in last st, join with a sl st to first sc made, ch 1. (44 sts) Continue working with right side facing.

Rounds 2 & 3: sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (44 sts) Break color A.




Join color B
Round 4: sk first st, (sc, hdc) in next st, *sk next st, (sc, hdc) in next st*, repeat ** around, join to first st made, ch 1, TURN. (44 sts)

Round 5-10: repeat round 4. Break color B at end of round 10.



Join Color A
Round 11: with right side facing, sk first st, make 2 sc in next st, *sk next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat ** around, making 2 sc in every sc from the prev. Rnd, skipping the hdc sts, join, ch 1. (44 sts)

Rounds 12 & 13: sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (44 sts) Do not break yarn at end of round 13, turn work to begin closure flap rows.




Rows 1-4: sc 21 across, ch 1, turn. (21 sts)

Row 5: sc2tog, sc 17, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 6: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (19 sts)

Row 7: sc2tog, sc 15, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (17 sts)

Row 8: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (17 sts)




Row 9: sc2tog, sc 13, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (15 sts)

Row 10: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (15 sts)

Row 11: sc2tog, ch 2, sk next two sts, sc 7, ch 2, sk next two sts, sc2tog. (two buttonholes made), ch 1. Do not break yarn.


Strap:


With color A
Fhdc, 35. If desire accent color, switch to color B, ch 2, and sl st back up opposite side of strap, ch 2, and sl st back down strap, join, fasten off. 


Finishing:


  1. Keep right side facing, pivot work to crochet along raw edge of closure flap.
  2. Sc evenly along raw edge of closure flap, making 1 sc per row working towards purse opening. (11-12 sts)
  3. When you reach purse opening, sl st into top of next st, continue sl st along purse opening toward other side of closure flap.
  4. When you reach the other side of the closure flap, pivot work and continue working 1 sc per row back up raw edge towards buttonholes (11-12 sts)
  5. When you reach the buttonhole row, pivot work and continue to sc along buttonhole row, making one sc in each st across. Make two sc in the buttonhole ch sp, continue sc towards second buttonhole, make two sc in next buttonhole ch sp as well, sc in last st to corner and join to first sc made in step 1. Blind join looks best here.
  6. Fold strap so ends meet together and sew securely to inner corner of purse.
  7. Fasten off, weave in ends all ends, and align buttons with buttonholes, and sew securely to front of purse. 

Enjoy your Market Wristlet!

xo- Bethany


© Haute Kippy 2018

www.hautekippy.com
You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement.
Original pattern “Market Wristlet” copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt Crochet Designs 2018



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Avery Headband

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Is it spring yet!? Here in WV we have been suffering from the world's longest winter. It's awful, we're almost half way through April and it's still snowing. I really hope that wherever you are warmer temperatures and sunshine are on the way!

In other news, Little One is getting ready to go to pre-K, and I am in total shock at how this is at all physically possible. In a few short months mommy's baby will go to school like a big kid. I don't know how I'm going to handle this- the milestone, the emotions, all the free time! Gee whiz, I might just have to crochet some more. Looks like big times ahead for this little blog, we'll wait and see what He wills!




Today we've got a sweet springtime headband. The Avery is worked in the same fun texture stitch as the Market Coin Purse. It also features fun and challenging third loop crochet for those beautiful knit look rounds! We're working in Hobby Lobby's soft and fluffy I Love This Yarn in Menthe.



I've included stitch counts to make four different sizes: baby, toddler, child and adult. Any pattern can be resized- that's what the gauge is for. You measure the person you want to fit, and use the gauge to tell you how many stitches to make per inch to fit that person. For ease of use, I've done the work for you on this pattern. Be sure to read all the pattern notes so you understand how to read this pattern with multiple sizes listed.

Let's Get Started! 


Avery Headband Free Crochet Pattern in Four Sizes!


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Hook: G6/4.5mm hook or H8/5mm, use whichever can achieve gauge

Yarn: 4 worsted/medium (I Love This Yarn in Menthe)
Gauge: 2” = 6 sts in hdc
Difficulty: Easy
Materials: Yarn needle
Finished Sizes: Baby- 16", Toddler- 18", Child- 20", Adult- 22" (apx before stretching)




Special Stitches:


(sc, hdc)- make both a sc and a hdc together in the same st, then skip the next stitch. When working subsequent round, be sure to work in the sc sts of previous round.

Fhdc- chainless foundation half double crochet: a surprisingly easy technique for making the foundation row of a garment without chaining. Many helpful tutorials available online.

Hdc in 3rd loop- half double crochet in the third loop: on the wrong side of hdc stitches, directly below the top “v” of the stitch, is a loop that looks like a long, slightly diagonal but horizontal bar. Make a normal hdc stitch in this loop, (instead of the “v” as normal). As you work, the “v” will push out sideways creating a “knit look” effect.

Note: Stitch Counts for different sizes are listed in pattern in ascending order as follows- B (T, C, A) for Baby, Toddler, Child, and Adult.




Headband:


Round 1: fhdc 48 (54, 60, 66), join with a sl st to the first fhdc made, ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 2: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 3: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 2. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 4: sk first st, (sc, hdc) in next st, *sk next st, (sc, hdc) in next st*, repeat ** around, join to first sc made, ch 1, TURN. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}




Rounds 5-7: repeat round 4.

Round 8: hdc in each st around, join ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 9: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 10: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, fasten off. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}


Finishing:


Use starting tail to join outside edge of foundation row. Weave in ends.


Hope you enjoy this new headband design! Feel free to share pictures of your work on my Facebook page- and be sure to join our growing community!



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xo- Bethany


Friday, March 23, 2018

Market Coin Purse

Hey Friends! 


Got a real cute, quick little pattern for you this week! It's a taste of summer to come. I love the change of seasons, and unfortunately here we're still waiting for signs of spring. We keep bracing for more snow and winter never seems to end. I usually transition to creating more useful accessories, and home goods in spring time and summer. I tend to focus less on fashion and more on use.


Here for you is a sweet little goody. I've been using my adorable Bitty Berries Coin Purse for months and months now, and it still looks amazing. It could use a good turn through the washer though. One thing I love about acrylic yarn is its ability to be machine washed and dried. I routinely wash my kids' boot cuffs and mittens throughout fall and winter. The always come out looking spectacular. I wash my hanging towels too.




Now is the time for a good spring cleaning. And when you're cleaning out that purse, messenger bag or backpack, next time you need a small pouch for something special, reach for this! When you make it yourself, you ensure a perfect match every time.

Let's get started!

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Market Coin Purse


Hook: G6/4mm Hook
Yarn: 4 medium/worsted weight (I Love This Yarn Metallic in Coral Sparkle)
Gauge: 4 stitch repeats = apx. 2”
Difficulty: easy
Materials: 1” button, tapestry needle
Finished Size: 3.5” wide, 2.5” tall

Special Stitches:
(sc, hdc)- make both a sc and a hdc together in the same st, then skip the next stitch. When working subsequent rows, be sure to work in the sc sts of previous row.
Sc2tog- single crochet two together, a sc decrease stitch.
Hdc2tog- half double crochet two together, a hdc decrease stitch.




Purse:

Chain 13
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (12 sts)
Row 2: sk first st, (sc,hdc) in next st, *sk next st, (sc,hdc) in next st*, repeat ** across, ch 1, turn. (6 repeats/12 sts)
Rows 3-18: repeat row 2.
Row 19: sc2tog, *sk next st, (sc,hdc)*, repeat ** four times, sc2tog in last two sts, ch 1, turn (5 repeats/10 sts)
Row 20: sc2tog, *(sc,hdc), sk next st*, repeat ** three times, hdc2tog in last two sts, ch 1, turn (4 repeats/8 sts)
Row 21: sc2tog, (sc,hdc), sk next st, (sc,hdc), sk next st, hdc2tog, ch 1, turn. (2 repeats/6 sts)
Row 22: sc2tog, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc2tog (buttonhole made), do not break yarn.



Finishing:

Pivot work, keep right side facing, ch 1, sc evenly around entire edge of purse as follows:
Make one sc per row down raw edge, sc in each st along bottom, and make 1 sc per row up other raw edge, make 2 sc in buttonhole ch-sp. Join the round when complete. Fasten off.
Fold up bottom half of purse and line up stitches in order to slip stitch along both sides. Insert your hook through both layers and draw up a loop where you can sl st purse closed by working from bottom of purse up, sl st across opening (for both decorative and structural purposes), and sl st through both layers back down other side.




Note: Which side you start on will depend on whether you are right or left handed. With front of purse facing, I, a left hander worked this step from left to right, I assume for a right hander the process would be reversed.

Weave in all ends and sew button securely to center front of purse.

© Haute Kippy 2018


You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement.

Enjoy your fabulous little purse, and if you celebrate, a Blessed Easter! Otherwise, enjoy Springtime- and we'll see you again soon for more fun functional  crocheted goodies!

xo- Bethany


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sadie Boot Cuffs


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Is spring here yet? Nope. It's still boot weather. Good. Here's one more late season boot cuff pattern for you. Recently I've been exploring with some textured stitches. I even made up my own. I'm sure it's not original, it's most likely been done before, there are literally thousands of crocheters who have been crocheting for hundreds of years. Truly, it's all been done in one form or another. But that doesn't mean we can't have fun, and celebrate it when something that looks really pretty comes out of our brains! This is what I made with my "made up" textured stitch.




Sneak Peek: This adorable coin purse is also coming soon to the blog! I just have so many wonderful fun ideas for you guys! I am truly blessed with divine inspiration. There's simply no other explanation as to how I am able to come up with this stuff. God is so Good!

If you love boot cuffs...

then this one will be a treat for you. I also have two other super cute boot cuff designs, the Pom Pom Boot Cuff and the Sweet Scallops Boot Cuff. The scallops are still my total fav. but the plush and chic Sadie gives them a run for their money.


The stitch o' the day here is the zigzag puff stitch. If you've never tried it then you're in for some fun. I love the way it makes the textile look almost woven! The stitch is pretty easy, I've provided a brief description for you, but if you're just not getting it, be sure to google some youTube videos to watch. There are tons of great tutorials out there. It's honestly, how I learned to crochet. I'm completely self taught!




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For these boot cuffs, I've made my samples using two types of yarns. Both are 4 medium worsted weight, but I've shown you two to illustrate how both yarns can work here. Pictured is shiny and smooth Red Heart Soft in Wheat; and fluffy, soft, I Love This Yarn in Graymist.

I Love This Yarn in Graymist

Red Heart Soft in Wheat





Sadie Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern

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Hook: H8/5mm
Yarn: medium 4, worsted weight
Gauge: 7 puffs = 4”
Difficulty: Easy
Finished Size: adult, 5.5” tall 12” around before stretching to fit

Special Stitches:
Zigzag puff stitch- insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo, draw up a loop two more times, 6 loops on hook, yo, pull through, ch 1, skip 1 stitch.

Notes: Boot cuffs are worked in rows to create ribbed cuff, then joined, and worked in the round to create the decorative top. Repeat directions twice to make a set of two matching cuffs.




Cuffs:

Make two.
Chain 12
Row 1: hdc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn. (10 sts)




Rows 3-22: repeat row 2.
Row 23: hdc in each st across, ch 1, bring up foundation row of cuff to make a tube, line up stitches and sl st across through both sides to close tube. Do not break yarn, pivot work in order to stitch along raw edge of cuff, ch 1.



Round 1: keeping right side facing, sl st evenly and loosely around top of cuff, do not join, ch 2 (apx. 3 sts for every two rows for a total of 36 sts)
Round 2: skip first st, puff stitch in next st, continue working puff stitch around (18 puffs), join to first puff made with a sl st, ch 2, turn.
Rounds 3-6: repeat round 2. (for round 6 only, chain 1 at end of round and do not turn.)
Round 7: keeping right side facing, sc in each st around, join, fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy this pattern! 

xo- Bethany

© Haute Kippy 2018

www.hautekippy.com

You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement.

Original pattern “Sadie Boot Cuffs” copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt Crochet Designs 2018


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