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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.


  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.


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.


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. 


  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

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.


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}


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!

If you'd like to make more headbands using free crochet patterns, visit my friends over at allfreecrochet.com, they have so many patterns to choose from and they are always 100% free! Lots of talented designers- including your's truly- upload new free crochet patterns to All Free Crochet every day! Check them out!

xo- Bethany