Saturday, December 24, 2005

RUFFLED BABY BONNET



copyright © Dot Matthews 12/23/05
size: 3 to 6 months; skill: intermediate; hook size: J/10-6.00mm (I used a boye) yarn: red heart giant - multicolor 4 ply worsted weight, color-toddler print; approximately 2oz/112 yds; other supplies: yarn needle, scissors, something to use as stitch marker; stitches: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); slip stitch (sl st); other abbreviations used: ea = each; sk = skip

INSTRUCTIONS

round 1: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in first ch. Join in first dc, place marker in join. (12 dc)

round 2: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st. repeat from * around. end with dc in st with marker, remove marker. join in first dc. (24 dc)

round 3: ch 2(counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st as join, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around, leave last 4 sts unworked. Turn (30 dc)

Pattern will now be worked in rows, turning at each end.

row 4: ch 2(does not count as dc), 1 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * across. turn (38 dc)

Piece measures 5 3/4" measured across widest part

work row 5 in back loops only except the first and last stitch of the row will be worked in both loops.
The front front loops will be used later for the ruffles

row 5: ch 1, sc in next st, *dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across. turn (38 sts)

all rows are now worked with dc in sc and sc in dc. start and end ea row with a sc even if it means 2 sc in a row.

row 6: work this row in both loops of sts across. ch 1, sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across, end with sc in last st. turn (38 sts)

row 7 thru 12: repeat rows 5 and 6.

row 13: repeat row 5 - do not turn.

row 14: ch 30 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in ea ch back down to hat edge. sc evenly around bottom edge of hat to next corner, ch 30 for 2nd tie, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in ea ch back down to hat edge. sc evenly around edge of hat to first tie, join. fasten off

ruffle: with front of hat facing you, attach yarn in the first free loop, *ch 3, sc in next st, repeat from * across. fasten off at end of row.
repeat ruffle row 4 times more.
fasten off and weave in ends

Thursday, December 22, 2005

LIGHT AND LACY HAT

copyright © Dot Matthews 12/22/05


SIZE: Approx. 72" x 16" one size fits most
SKILL: Easy
HOOK: J/10-6.00mm - I used a Susan Bates Hook
YARN: Bernat Baby Coordinates, sport weight, color Peach; approx. 1 oz/80 yds
GAUGE: 7 dc=2" and 3 dc rows=2"
STITCHES: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); slip stitch (sl st)
ABBREVIATIONS: ea = each; sk = skip; sp = space; sps = spaces

INSTRUCTIONS

ROUND 1: ch 3(counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in first ch. Join in first dc, place marker in join. (12 dc)

ROUND 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join,
*2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in join of previous round. Remove marker. Join in first dc. (24 dc)

ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join,
*dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first dc. (36 dc)

ROUND 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join
*dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last st. Join in first dc. (48 dc)

ROUND 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join,
*dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last 2 sts. Join in first dc. (60 dc)

ROUND 6: ch 1, sc in same st as join,
*ch 5, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (15 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 7: sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc) 6 dc in same ch-5 sp, sk next sc,
*sc in next ch-5 sp,
ch 5, sk next sc,
sc in next ch-5 sp, sk next sc, **
7 dc in next ch-5 sp, sk next sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in beg ch. (5 groups of dc)

ROUND 8: sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st,
*ch 5, sk next 3 sts,
sc in next st
ch 5, sk next dc and sk next sc
sc in next ch-5 sp
ch 5, sk next sc and sk next dc,
sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (15 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 9: Repeat round 7

ROUND 10: Repeat round 8

ROUND 11: Repeat round 7

ROUND 12: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 6 dc,
*sc in next sc,
5 sc in next ch-5 sp,
sc in next sc, **
sc in next 7 dc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

LIGHT AND LACY STOLE




copyright © Dot Matthews 12/19/05

SIZE: Approx. 72" x 16" one size fits most
SKILL: Easy
HOOK: K-10.5/6.50mm - I used a Susan Bates Hook
YARN: Bernat Baby Coordinates, sport weight, color Peach; approx. 9oz/707yds
GAUGE: 1 pattern repeat = 4" (measured on the dc row), 8 rows = 4"
STITCHES: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); treble crochet (tr); slip stitch (sl st)
ABBREVIATIONS: ea = each; sk = skip; sp = space; sps = spaces

INSTRUCTIONS pattern worked in multiple of 12

Ch 204

ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook,
*ch 5, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across to last 2 chs, ch 2, sk next ch, dc in last ch. Turn. (50 ch-5 sps)

ROW 2: ch 1, sc in first st, sk ch-2 sp, sk next sc,
*7 dc in next ch-5 sp, sk next sc,
sc in next ch-5 sp **
ch 5, sk next sc,
sc in next ch-5 sp, sk next sc. Repeat from * across. End last repeat at **, then ch 2, 1 tr in last sc. Turn (17 dc groups)

ROW 3: ch 1, sc in first st,
*ch 5, sk next sc and sk next dc.
sc in next dc,
ch 5, sk next 3 dc,
sc in next dc **
ch 5, sk next dc and sk next sc,
sc in next ch-5 sp. Repeat from * across. End last repeat at **, then ch 2, 1 tr in last sc. Turn (50 ch-5 sps)

ROW 4 thru ROW 29: Repeat rows 2 and 3

ROW 30: Repeat row 2. do not turn at end of row 30

EDGING worked around the stole

ROUND 1: ch 1, sc evenly along short side, 3 sc in corner
5 sc in ea ch-5 sp across long side
3 sc in corner
sc evenly along short side
3 sc in corner
sc in ea dc and ea sc and 5 sc in ea ch-5 sp across long side. End with 2 sc in last st. Join to first sc. Do not turn

ROUND 2: sl st in ea st around. Join in first st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

BASKET WEAVE BABY BLANKET

copyright © 12/16/05 Dot Matthews

SIZE: approximately 45" x 45" – don't stress over the size it's a square baby blanket. I could have stretched it to about 60" or scooched it up to 35". Just make it the size you like it.

SKILL: intermediate – because of the front post and back post double crochets

HOOK SIZE: L-11/8mm (M optional for foundation chain)

YARN: 2 skeins Caron One Pound Sky Blue – 28 oz/1428 yds. 100% Acrylic worsted weight, 4 ply

GAUGE: 5 dc and 3 rows = 2"

STITCHES USED: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); front post double crochet (fpdc); back post double crochet (bpdc); reverse half double crochet (reverse hdc)

ABBREVIATIONS: st = stitch; ea = each


StitchGuide Use this link to see how to do front post and back post double crochet.


Pattern stitch is a multiple of 8 + 4


INSTRUCTIONS


Foundation row: ch 116, (switch to L hook if you used the optional M hook for the chain) Work in the "hump" on the back of the chains

sk 3 ch, (counts as 1 dc) dc in next ch and ea ch across to end. Turn


ROW 1: ch 2 (counds as 1 dc), sk first st,

*fpdc around posts of next 4 sts,

bpdc around posts of next 4 sts. Repeat from * across, end with 1 dc in top of turning ch. Turn.


ROW 2 thru 4: Repeat row 1.


ROW 5: ch 2, (counts as 1 dc), sk first st.

*bpdc around post of next 4 sts,

fpdc around post of next 4 sts. Repeat from * across, end with 1 dc in top of turning ch. Turn.


ROW 6 thru 8: Repeat row 5.


Rows 9 thru 68: repeat rows 1 thru 8.


EDGING

ch 1, working in ends of rows and ea stitch, sc evenly around. Place 3 sc in the corners. Join in first sc.

ch 2, reverse hdc in ea single crochet around. Join in first st.


Fasten off and weave in ends.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

LACY LEG WARMERS

copyright © 12/05/05 Dot Matthews

Lacy Leg Warmers

SIZE: Adult large, Measurements: 18" long x 13" around

Size adjustments follow at end of pattern

SKILL: easy

You will need:

Hook size: I/9-5.50mm; I used a Boye

Yarn, Red Heart Super Saver/0381 Light Blue, medium weight,
approximately 6 oz/342yds

STITCHES: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); slip stitch (sl st)

ABBREVIATIONS I might have used: ounce (oz); yards (yds); stitch (st); stitches

(sts); skip (sk); space (sp); spaces (sps); each (ea)

GAUGE: 8 sc and 8 rows = 2"

INSTRUCTIONS

Make 2

TOP RIBBING (worked in rows)

ROW 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs. (8 sc) turn

Work all rows of ribbing in BACK LOOPS ONLY

ROW 2: ch 1, sc in back loops of ea sc across. (8 sc) turn

ROWS 3 thru 48: Repeat row 2.

ROW 49: ch 1, sl st narrow ends of ribbing together to close seam. Work in back

loop of row 48 and free loops on beginning ch.

LEG (worked in rounds)

ROUND 1: ch 1, sc in end of ea row around. Join in first sc. (48 sc) Do Not Turn

ROUND 2: ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next 4 sc,

*ch 5, sk next 3 sc, ** (the ** shows where the last repeat of the round will end)

sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (6 ch-

5 sps)

ROUND 3: sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as sl st, sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc,

*ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc **

sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc. Repeat from * around. end last repeat at **. Join in

first sc. (12 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 4: sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as sl st.

*ch 3, sk next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc. **

sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (12 ch-3

sps)

ROUND 5: sl st in next 2 chs, ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3

sp,

*ch 5, sk next sc **,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in next 3 sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (6

ch-5 sps)

ROUND 6: sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as sl st, sc in next 2 sc,

*ch 3, sk next sc,

sc in next ch-5 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc, **

sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (12

ch-3 sps)

ROUNDS 7 thru 39: Repeat rounds 4, 5, and 6.

ROUND 40: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 sc,

*sc in next ch-3 sp

sc in next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp **,

sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (36

sc) DO NOT CUT YARN

ANKLE RIBBING
(worked in rows)

ch 7,

ribbing pic 1

sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs. That will bring you back down to the last

round worked on the leg.

ribbing pic 2

sl st in same place as chain, sl st in next sc. See pic 2. Turn, DO NOT ch 1,

WORK IN BACK LOOPS for the remainder of the ribbing

*sk over the 2 sl sts, sc in next 6 sc. Ch 1, turn **

ribbing pic 3

sc in next 6 sc, sl st in next 2 sc of last round of leg (see pic 4)

ribbing pic 4

Turn, do not ch 1.

Repeat from * until ribbing is completely around leg. End last repeat at **

ribbing pic 5 Pic 5 shows progress of ribbing around the leg

Working in back loop of sc and back of beginning ch, sl st seam together.

ribbing pic 6 Pic 6


Fasten off and weave in ends.


Make the 2nd one just like the first one.


Or…if you're tired of this project and want to move on, make a chain and attach it

to the larger end like a loop so you can hang it up and use it as a grocery bag

keeper.

CUSTOM FIT

Measure around the leg, just below the knee. Follow the pattern instructions for the top ribbing and stop when it's 1" shorter than that measurement. Make sure your number of rows in the ribbing is divisible by 8.

Measure the length of the leg from just below the knee to the ankle. Follow the pattern instructions until the leg is as long as that measurement, end with a row 6.

Follow the instructions for the ankle ribbing. You will have a leg warmer that will fit the intended leg. Remeber that if you are working from the custom fit measurements your stitch count at the end of rows will be different from what is written in my pattern.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

E L BRIMMED HAT

copyright © 12/02/05 Dot Matthews

E L Rolled Brim Hat E L Brimmed Hat


E L Bucket Hat E L Bucket Hat back
SIZE: Will fit most adult heads
SKILL: Easy
YOU WILL NEED: approx 3oz/170yds, medium weight (4), Caron Simply Soft Brites color Coconut 9601
I/9-5.50mm hook; blunt needle; scissors; stitch markers (optional)
GAUGE: 8 sc and 7 rows=2"
STITCHES: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); slip stitch (sl st)

ABBREVIATIONS: ounce (oz); yards (yds); stitch (st); stitches (sts); skip (sk); space (sp); spaces (sps); each (ea)


PATTERN NOTES: This pattern was typed while watching Knot's Landing Reunion. Please let me know of any errors you find and I'll correct them.

When you see ** that is where you will end the last repeat of the round.


INSTRUCTIONS


ROUND 1: ch 2, 8 sc in first ch. Join in first sc. (8 sc)


ROUND 2: ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, 2 sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (16 sc)


ROUND 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as join, 1 sc in next sc.

*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (24 sc)


ROUND 4: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as join, 1 sc in next 2 sc.

* 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (32 sc)


ROUND 5: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as join, 1 sc in next 3 sc,

*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (40 sc)


ROUND 6: ch 1, sc in same sc as join and in ea sc around. Join in first sc. (40 sc)


ROUND 7: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as join, 1 sc in next 4 sc,

*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (48 sc)


ROUND 8: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as join, 1 sc in next 5 sc,

*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (56 sc)


ROUND 9: ch 1, sc in same sc as join and in ea sc around. Join in first sc. (56 sc)


ROUND 10: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as join, 1 sc in next 6 sc,

*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (64 sc)


ROUND 11: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as join, 1 sc in next 7 sc,

*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (72 sc)


ROUND 12: ch 1, sc in same sc as join and in ea sc around. Join in first sc. (72 sc)


ROUND 13: ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next 4 sc,

*ch 5, sk next 3 sc, **

sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (9 ch-5 sps)


ROUND 14: sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as sl st, sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc

*ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc, **

sc in next 3 sc,

sk next sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 sps)


ROUND 15: sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as sl st,

*ch 3, sk next sc

sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc, **

sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 sps)


ROUND 16: sl st in next 2 chs (to get in position for the round). ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp,

*ch 5, sk next sc, **

sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in in next 3 sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (9 ch-5 sps)


ROUND 17: sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc as sl st, sc in next 2 sc,

*ch 3, sk next sc,

sc in next ch-5 sp

ch 3, sk next sc, **

sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 sps)


ROUND 18 thru 20: Repeat rounds 15, 16 and 17.


ROUND 21 thru 22: Repeat rounds 15 and 16.


ROUND 23: ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in next 4 sc,

*5 sc in ch-5 sp, **

sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around. End last repeat at **. Join in first sc. (90 sc)

ROUND 24: Work in front loops only for this round. ch 1, sc in same sc as join, sc in ea sc around. Join in first sc. (90 sc)

ROUND 25 thru 30: Work in both loops for these rounds. Repeat round 24.

Fasten off and weave in ends at the end of round 30.