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Gina Messy Bun Hat

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jailen Puff Hat

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Is the weather starting to turn in your neck of the woods yet? Our fall foliage is so beautiful, and we've had an unseasonable warm streak to enjoy it! I hope that wherever you are, you are having a beautiful autumn. To continue with our "Season of Hats" I have a very special children's hat for you today.

Hat Pictured in I Love This Yarn in Purple

The request for this hat came from the very sweet friend of my cousin. Her daughter is just the cutest, and she has a beautiful head full of springy, bouncy, natural black hair. She loves to wear winter hats, but there aren't any in the stores that can accommodate her luscious locks. She loves the idea of bun hats, but can't find any with two holes instead of one.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, necessity is indeed the mother of invention. When you need something, and can't find it, make it! (Or crochet it)

Now my friend's daughter and my Little One are about the same age. Though she has the wrong kind of hair to get the desired affect, I used Little One as a model and guinea pig to make the Jailen Puff Hat. So named for the self described "puffs" of hair that my little client loves to sport as part of her favorite hair-do.

Pictured in I Love This Yarn in Grape and Red Heart Super Saver in Pink

I wanted to make sure that the hat was warm and comfy, had cute styling and most importantly could accommodate those two puffs of hair. If your little love has straight hair, feel free to adjust the size of the holes on the sides of the hat making them slightly smaller.

This design features the same fun bobbles as the Kip Bun Hat, with a knit look brim, and of course two big and cozy holes at just the right place for pigtails or hair puffs!

If you have a natural haired little beauty of your own but don't crochet, please's don't fret. Although I have converted my online sales to patterns only, I still make and sell ready made goods. I sell locally, at craft shows, and through the mail. I take all major cards and PayPal and I always ship for free. If you need a Jailen Puff Hat (or any item I've designed) you can contact me on Facebook, or via email.


As always this crochet pattern is free! If you would like to own a clean, printer friendly PDF Download it can be purchased from my Etsy Shop or click the   button to get it from my Ravelry Store.

Now let's get started! 


  • Yarn: I Love This Yarn 
  • Hook: H8/5mm 
  • Gauge: 6 sts = 2" in HDC or 1 bobble repeat = 1"
  • Materials: Tapestry needle
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Finished size: child/toddler apx. 16" before stretching

These are the type of tapestry needles I use. Yarn needles are often too big for successfully weaving in ends, and worst of all most of them are plastic. Great for kids and beginners, not so much for hard core crocheters. Trust me a big metal needle makes all the difference!



Special Stitches:

  • Hdc Inc- half double crochet increase, make two hdc in the the next st
  • Bobble Stitch - yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw thru two loops, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw thru two loops*, repeat** two more times, (5 loops on hook) yo, draw thru all loops. Bobble will poof out behind work.
  • Work in the third loop- make stitch indicated in the long horizontal bar found on the wrong side of the hdc stitch as opposed to the "v" in the top of the stitch.

Note: Ch at end of round does not count as a st, always make first st of next round in same st as join. Bobbles will not be aligned otherwise.

Pictured in Red Heart With Love in Mango

Form a magic ring.

Round 1: hdc 10 into magic ring, join with a sl st, ch 1. (10 sts)

Round 2: make hdc inc in each st around, join, ch 1. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (40 sts)

Round 5: *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (50 sts)

Round 6: *hdc 10, hdc inc*, repeat ** four times, hdc in remaining 6 sts, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 7: hdc 11, ch 5, skip next five sts, hdc 22, ch 5, skip next five sts, hdc in remaining 11 sts, join, ch 1. (two holes made)

Round 8: hdc in each st and ch around, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 9: TURN work, sc, bobble, *sc, sc, bobble, sc, sc*, repeat ** around until one st remains, sc in last st, join, turn, ch 1. (18 bobbles made)

Rounds 10 & 11: sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 12: repeat round 9.

Rounds 13 & 14: repeat rounds 10 & 11.

Round 15: repeat round 9.

Rounds 16 & 17: repeat rounds 10 & 11.

Round 18: repeat round 9.

Round 19: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 20: hdc in the third loop of each st around, join, ch 1.

Round 21: sc in the third loop of each st around, join, ch 1.

Round 22: sl st loosely around brim, join, fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy your Jailen Puff Hat! If you would like more free patterns, visit my friends over at allfreecrochet.com, they have lots of fun hats and other patterns for you to choose from, as well as a variety of children's hats. 

Enjoy!

xo, Bethany

Monday, September 25, 2017

Elizabeth Bun Hat

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I'll tell you what, for me not being a "hat person" I have sure been having fun making and designing some new bun hats lately! I've enjoyed looking through my stash and working on color combinations. I've been inspired by special requests from customers, and have had my imagination sparked by new yarn purchases. I've come up with updates for previous designs, and fun ideas for new patterns. It's going to be a season of bun hats here on Haute Kippy!



After some unforeseen circumstances occurred this summer, I ended up having to take an unwanted hiatus from working on crochet, the blog and pattern development in general. I had set a goal for myself as a new blogger to publish two new patterns a month over the summer, and when crochet season starts up again (i.e. now) I would up the ante to four new patterns a month, one for each week. Unfortunately for me, the things that happened late this summer prevented me from meeting that new goal. So I'm starting fresh this month and keeping my goal at two new patterns per month. Yay for you! We're taking baby steps here on the homefront and until the situations allow, we will just be grateful for God's grace and mercy and take each day, week and month as it comes.

The good news is that the Lord shelters and protects those who love Him and I will undoubtedly emerge from this trial better for having withstood the test, purified, as gold withstands the fires of refinement. If you ever need encouragement during a dark time and have no where to turn, please know dear friend and fellow crafter, that you can reach out to me and I will share my source of strength with you. I heart you. Now dry it up- we've got stuff to make! ;)



I've since been blessed with my first craft/vendor show opportunity- a long standing prayer faithfully answered! Once I got back to work, I couldn't stop making items to stock my craft table. I'm so excited finally show my wares and make real sales!


Another exciting development is the announcement of my upcoming mini-eBook! I have just been blown away at the response to the Gina Messy Bun Hat in its first months online the free pattern racked up over 12,000 pageviews and it has been by far my best selling PDF download. I launched the idea for my mini-eBook giveaway as a means to boost Gina to 20,000 pageviews. A lofty goal I know, but one I believe can be achieved. Once Gina hits 20K, I will choose 10 winners who have shared the contest post on social media to receive a free copy of my new mini-eBook, featuring the Gina, and other popular winter weather crochet patterns from my design cache. After the contest, the mini-eBook will be available for sale on Ravelry, Etsy, and most excitingly- will be published to Amazon!


Keep an eye out on social media and be sure to follow Haute Kippy on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to participate!

Want more fun bun hats? My friends at allfreecrochet.com have plenty to share! I love free patterns, and All Free Crochet has thousands. There are individual patterns to browse as well as fabulous bun hat pattern collections. You'll find a bun hat to suit your every need!

So here's my latest bun hat, and one of my first yarn-specific patterns. I have been designing things that can be made out of any old worsted weight yarn. But I've been focusing on colorwork lately and the patterns you'll see coming forward will likely call for very specific yarns in certain colors in order to get the look shown. I often mix yarn brands so if you're a purist, be forewarned! I shop at the big four, (Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Michaels and JoAn) and very often use store brands such as Nicole, and ILTY. I may mix brands but I won't mix words!



Let's get hookin'!

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Yarn: I Love This Yarn in Graymist and I Love This Yarn Metallic in White
Hook: H8/5mm
Materials: Yarn needle, 2” hair elastic
Difficulty: Easy
Gauge: 6 sts = 2” in hdc
Finished size: apx. 20” around before stretching to fit



Special Stitches:

Hdc Inc- half double crochet increase, make two hdc in the the next st

stitch in third loop- make stitch in the horizontal bar located on the wrong side of the hdc, directly below the “v”.

Notes: Make first stitch of round in same stitch as join throughout pattern. Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch. Carry both yarns along inside of hat, picking up and dropping colors as indicated.




Bun Hat:

Join graymist to hair elastic, ch 1

Round 1: hdc 30 around hair elastic, join to first hdc made with a sl st, and ch 1. (30 sts)

Round 2: *hdc, hdc, hdcInc*, repeat from ** around, join, ch 1. (40)

Round 3: pick up white, *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdcInc*, repeat from ** around, join ch 1. (50)

Round 4: *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdcInc*, repeat from ** around, join ch 1. (60)

Round 5: pick up graymist, hdc in each st around, join, ch 1

Round 6: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1.

Round 7: pick up white, hdc in each st around, join, ch 1.

Round 8: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1.

Rounds 9-12: repeat rounds 5-8.

Rounds 13-14: repeat rounds 5-6

Round 15: pick up white, hdc in each st around, join ch 1.

Rounds 16: sc in the third loop of each st around, join, ch 1.

Round 17: loosely sl st in each st around, join, fo.



Bow:

Using graymist, Ch 14

Row 1: dc in third ch from hook, dc in next three chs, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc in last four chs, ch 2, turn. (12 sts)

Row 2: dc in first four sts, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc in last four sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 3:  dc in first four sts, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc in last four sts, then ch 1, Drop graymist, pick up white, pivot bow to work along raw edge, sc evenly across making 2 sc in the end of each dc across (i.e. 6 sc along raw edge), ch 1, pivot work, sc in each st across, ch 1, pivot work, sc evenly across raw edge as before, ch 1, pivot work, sc in each st across, ch 1, join at corner. (Invisible join looks best) FO, weave in ends.


Finishing:

Thread yarn needle with a length of white and wrap yarn around center of bow, when wrapped, sew back and forth on wrong side of bow to secure yarn tail. Thread needle with coordinating yarn and sew bow onto center back of hat below bun opening. Weave in all ends.


© Haute Kippy 2017






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Bow Bow Barrette

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These little girls love bows! Big bows, small bows, sparkly bows.... crocheted bows? Yes. We are all about bows in my house. My little one will wear a bow every day and my big girl loves to wear big bows to school with a ponytail. I don't know about you but I'm not particularly good at working with ribbon, and tying bows. Also, wide grosgrain ribbon can be pretty pricey! But you and I know how to crochet, right? And we've also got tons of yarn, don't we? It's OK I won't tell anyone how big your stash is! So lets make our own trendy hair bow in any color we want!

A Bow Bow in Big Girl's school colors!

I'm using a selection of Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarns, as well as some small balls of scrap yarn I had laying around. These pretty bows are the perfect stash buster! I developed this project as an adaptation of my applique bow pattern. If you like appliques and how cute they look when you sew them on to a project, you can find more free patterns at allfreecrochet.com, the ultimate source for free patterns in a multitude of projects! See hundreds of free crocheted applique patterns there.

Try a Bow Bow in variegated yarn!

To make this crocheted Bow Bow Barrette you will need to purchase alligator hair clips. 



I purchased these alligator clips from Amazon. They are nice and large 3" in length, just perfect for this project and many others. They're a good value and are exactly the same style clip that comes on large fancy store-bought ribbon bows. 
   







You'll also need a hot glue gun, yarn needle and any worsted weight yarn. Here's a great glue gun, perfect for this project. With so many other household uses, if you don't already have a glue gun, now is the time.








Let's Get Started!


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Yarn: Any worsted
Hook: I9/5.5mm
Materials: Yarn needle, 3” alligator hair clip, hot glue gun
Difficulty: Easy
Guage: no guage


Finished size: apx. 5" across and 2" tall


Bow:


Ch 14


Row 1: dc in third ch from hook, dc in next three chs, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc in last four chs, ch 2, turn. (12 sts)


Row 2: dc in first four sts, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc in last four sts, ch 2, turn.


Row 3:  dc in first four sts, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc in last four sts, then ch 1, pivot bow to work along raw edge, sc evenly across making 2 sc in the end of each dc across (i.e. 6 sc along raw edge), ch 1, pivot work, sc in each st across, ch 1, pivot work, sc evenly across raw edge as before, ch 1, pivot work, sc in each st across, ch 1, join at corner. (Invisible join looks best) FO, weave in ends.


Bow Tail:


Ch 18


Row 1: dc in third ch from hook, dc in next four chs, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc in last five chs, ch 2, turn.


Row 2: dc2tog, dc in next three sts, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc in next three sts, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.


Row 3: dc2tog, dc in next two sts, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc in next two sts, dc2tog, then ch 1, pivot to work along raw edge, sc evenly across making 6 sc along raw edge, ch 1, pivot work, sc in each st across, ch 1, pivot, sc evenly across raw edge as before, ch 1, pivot, sc in each st across, ch 1, join at corner. (invisible join looks best) FO weave in ends.


Finishing:


Layer bow on top of bow tail, keeping right sides facing up. Thread yarn needle with a length of yarn and wrap yarn around center of bow, when wrapped, sew back and forth on wrong side of bow to secure yarn tail. Insert alligator clip through wrapping, and hot glue underneath to permanently secure.



© Haute Kippy 2017


You may sell items made from this pattern, but you must credit Haute Kippy with the original design and provide my website for reference. You may not use my photographs to sell your items. Do not copy, distribute or repost this pattern in part or in whole, do not alter or redistribute this original work as your own. If you wish to share, you may link to my website only.
Copying with intent to share is a form of theft and is a copyright infringement.


Original crochet  pattern “Bow Bow Barrette”  copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt 2017




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Simple Sanitizer Holder

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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, hand sanitizer
Difficulty: Beginner
Guage: no gauge

Check out this amazing bundle of mini hand sanitizers! You could work the holders while you wait. I bet you could make a dozen by the time your sani's arrive!



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.

Be sure to share your work by posting to my facebook page, or using #hautekippy on Instagram. You can follow me on Pinterest and Ravelry too! Be sure to look for other summer inspired easy and fun crochet patterns on my favorite free pattern website: allfreecrochet.com! Leave me a comment below letting me know what you think of this pattern and please react with LOVE any time you see a post from Haute Kippy on Facebook!

I heart you!

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 

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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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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