Saturday, January 17, 2009

Little Pillows Booties

For Newborn Size:
~Baby yarn or light 3 yarn
(I used Bernat Baby Jacquards in Berries and Cream. Done per
Instructions with this yarn will be about 3 ½ inches long.)

~Size “E/3.50MM” Crochet Hook.
~Stitch Marker.
~(Optional--large eye needle to weave in yarn at end.)

For Baby Size
~Worsted Weight or Medium 4 yarn.
(I used Red Heart Super Saver in Soft White Fleck. Done per
Instructions with this yarn will be about 4 ½ inches long.)

Size “H/8-5.00MM” Crochet Hook.
~Stitch Marker.
~(Optional--large eye needle to weave in yarn at end.)

Helpful Notes
~Can also be enlarged by using a longer starting chain and adding that extra length into the row count. ~Hide beginning yarn tail by working over it. ~ *Move Stitch Marker to last stitch worked at end of each row. ~ Check through my other patterns for helpful links explaining crochet stitches.

Ch - Chain.
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet.
Dhdc - Decrease Half Double Crochet.
Yarn over hook, insert hook in stitch, yarn over hook and pull through stitch
(3 loops on hook). Insert yarn in next stitch, yarn over hook and pull through
Stitch (4 loops on hook). Yarn over hook and pull through 4 loops on hook
(you have decreased one stitch off your project.) When “twice “ is in pattern,
repeat those instructions again.

Dsc- Decrease Single Crochet.
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over hook and pull through stitch (2 loops on hook.)
Insert hook in next stitch-yarn over hook and pull through stitch (3 loops on hook),
Yarn over hook and pull through 3 loops on hook.

Sl st- Slip Stitch.
Fpdc-Front Post Double Crochet.
Bpdc- Back Post Double Crochet.

Row One: Ch 17. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in 14 ch. Do not turn-rotate
and Hdc in the bottom of the 15 “beginning” ch.
Place stitch marker in the Hdc you just crocheted.

(the following was added on May 24 2009 to help explain the
beginning/bottom of the booties!)
Look at a pillow case opening.
Imagine that it has a zipper and you are crocheting around the edge
of the zipper with it zipped up. The Chain 17 is your closed zipper.
That hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook counts is your first hdc.
Hdc in the 14 chains on the one side of your zipper, then continue
around the "end" of your pillow case/zipper, to the opposite side of
your beginning chain for your bottom 15 hdc.
In row 2 you are crocheting all the way around that
pillow case/zipper into each of the 30 hdc's around.

Row Two: Hdc in 30 Hdc.
(Be sure you are working in the top of that 1st Hdc and not its side.)
(You are working on the Right side/Out side of the sock/bootie,
tuck work accordingly.)
(*Move stitch marker to “last stitch made” at end of each row.)

Row Three and Four: Repeat Row Two.

Row Five: Dhdc in next 2 stitches; twice. Hdc in 26 hdc.
Row Six: Dhdc in next 2 stitches; twice. Hdc in 24 Hdc.

(Next row is single crochet)
Row Seven: Dsc in next 2 st; twice. Sc in 22 st.
Row Eight: Dsc in 2 st; twice. Dc in 20 st.

Row Nine: Sl St in 1st st. Ch 2. Move stitch marker to top of ch 2.
Dc in same stitch as Chain 2 and in remaining 22 stitches.
Sl st to top of ch 2. Chain 2-move stitch marker to top of ch 2.

Row Ten: *Fpdc around 1st stitch. Bpdc around next stitch.
Repeat from * around for a total of 23 stitches. End with Fpdc.
Sl st to 1st Fpdc. (The beginning ch 2 will be un-worked.) Chain 2.
Row Eleven: Fpdc around Fpdc‘s. Bpdc around Bpdc’s.
Sl st to first Fpdc. ( 23 Fpdc‘s and Bpdc‘s)
(leave the beginning ch 2 un worked.)

Tie off leaving a yarn tail to weave into/hide in your work.

© 2009 Sandyfroglegs Designs

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hot Cross Bun Hat

Hot Cross Bun Hat

*Worsted Weight or Sport Weight Yarn
*Hats will come out different sizes with different yarns. Try to accommodate your sizing to your yarn being used. (Multi version is a Red Heart yarn. Bone color is Simply Soft yarn.)
**Size “H” crochet hook .
***Stitch marker.
~Experience in crocheting the Granny Square helpful.
~Hat is worked in one direction, do not turn at end/beginning
of rows.
~Ch 2 at beginning of a row counts as 1 Dc.
~End of each row for hat top is Sl St closed .
~Body of hat is done in continuous rounds, use stitch marker to locate
end/beginning of rows.
~If you desire Hot Cross Bun Hat to be larger--simply increase the number
of rows on the top of hat until desired size is achieved, and add rows to
body until desired length reached.
In this way you can convert the pattern to a child or adult size hat.
By doing this you can also change the yarn and hook size to
accommodate your personal preferences.

DC : Double Crochet
Ch : Chain
Sc: Single Crochet
Sl St : Slip Stitch
St / St’s : Stitch, Stitch’s

Directions for newborn size hat:

Beginning: Ch 3. Sl St in 1st ch to form ring.

Row One: Ch 2. Eleven Dc in ring (12 dc.)

Row Two: Ch 2. 2 Dc, Ch 1, 3 Dc in same st as Ch 2.
*Dc in next 2 st’s. 3 Dc, Ch 1, 3 Dc in next St.
Repeat from “* “ twice more. Dc in last 2 st’s.
Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Row Three: Ch 2. Dc in next 2 St’s.
*3 Dc, Ch 1, 3 Dc in corner Sc. 1 Dc in next 7 st’s.
Repeat from “*” twice more. 3 Dc, Ch 1, 3 Dc in corner St.
Dc in last 4 St’s. Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Row Four: Ch 2. Dc in each St around . Sl St to top of ch 2.


Row Five: Ch 1. Place Stitch Marker in top of Ch 1.
Move St marker to last St at end of each row to keep
track of rows (you will now be working in continuous rounds so your hat will not have a joining ridge/line where the rows meet.)
Sc in same st at Ch 1. Sc in each st of row. Move Stitch Marker
to last sc of this row.
*your hat should measure “around” 5 ½ inches across. This should fit the average newborn size head. The top of the hat will be your “stretch.”

~Do not ch at end/beginning of rows.
~Works in same directions (right side of hat.)

Row Six- - Sc in each st. Move st marker to last st at end of row.

Rows 7 - 22: Repeat row six.

At end of row 22, do not move st marker to last st.
Sl st to st with stitch Marker.
Cut off leaving 6 inch tail-yarn on hook and pull through last loop on yarn.
Weave in end with smaller hook or needle.

© 2009 Sandyfroglegs Designs