Saturday, November 14, 2015

Festive Beer Cozy

This pattern is for a beer cozy. These cozies are very popular among beer drinkers! They are pretty and festive and keep the cold bottle from touching your hands. I'm not a beer drinker but I've had some requests for these from my family members! These cozies are very easy and quick to make.

Skill level- Easy
Materials used- Cotton yarn
            size H crochet hook
            tapestry needle
Abbreviations- st=stitch ch=chain sl st=slip stitch tc=triple crochet
sc=single crochet dc=double crochet dtr=double triple crochet
hdc=half double crochet
From the bottom up:
Row 1- ch4, join, ch 1 and 12 dc in circle. Use the magic circle if you like.
Row 2- 2 dc in each dc around. join (24dc)

You'll have something that looks like this.
Row 3- this row begins the sides. dc in each dc around. join (24)
Rows 4-12- repeat row 3. Fasten off.

 At this point your cozy is finished except for the trim if you are choosing to add trim.

Rows 13-14- sc in each dc around with the trim of your choice. 

   I really like this trim. It's Yarn Bee haute fur wild- Golden Marmoset. This was easy to work with and looks cool. The yarn I used was I Love this Cotton in Taupe Ombre. I really do love this yarn, it's so soft and pretty.

   Sorry, I didn't have a beer bottle so this is a coffee flavoring bottle. This example uses the same trim but I tried adding some trim in the front loops of Row 2. I didn't really care for how this turned out.

  This trim is faux fur trim that I sewed into the top of row 12. This was hard to work with and although it looks ok I don't think the fur will stay nice looking. 

 This is the trim I liked the best. This is Yarn Bee gilt Eyelash in Kelly green. This was easy to work with and looks good. The variegated yarn is Peaches and Cream in Yuletide.

I'm sure experienced crocheters could figure this pattern out on their own but I hope this pattern will make it a little easier to  make one of these. Even though the pattern is easy to figure out for yourself, having the hook size and the stitch count already tested makes it more fun to just sit down and accomplish something. I hope you enjoy making this cozy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 Poinsettia Tealight Cozy

 This is my first written pattern. If you make a Poinsettia Tealight Cozy and have any questions, please let me know and I'll try to help you. This pattern is free, if you make this cozy please credit me for the design.



Skill level- Intermediate

Worsted weight yarn in Red and Green

Crochet Hook size H 5.0 MM

Tapestry needle

Battery operated tea light

st=stitch ch=chain sl st=slip stitchtc=triple crochet
sc=single crochet dc=double crochet dtr=double triple crochet
blo=back loop only flo=front loop only hdc=half double crochet
Starting with Red

Row 1- Make a magic ring, ch3 in ring, 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st to ch3. 12 st

Row 2- *Ch5, sk 1 dc, sc in BLO of next st, repeat from * around. Join with sl st. 6 loops

Row 3- *sc into next loop, hdc, dc, tc with picot, dc, hdc, sc*- 7 stitches in loop.Continue
*to * in each loop around. Join with sl. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Row 4- Join yarn with sl to a front loop left open in Row 2, ch3 then dc in each stitch. 12
stitches. Join to ch3.

Row 5- ch 3, dc in next 11 stitches. Join with sl st to ch3. Row 4 and 5 make the little
circle holding the tealight.

Row 6- We are now working behind the petals in Row 3. Join with sl st in a skipped back
loop in Row 2, sc in same st. *Ch 6, sc in next skipped back loop.* Continue * to *
around join with sl st in first sc. 6 loops

Row 7- With right side facing work in next loop,* hdc, dc, tc, dtc, picot, tc, dc, hdc.* sc in
sc between loops in Row 6. Continue * to * around. Fasten off.

Row 8- We are now working behind the petals in Row 7. Join green with a sc around a sc
in Row 6. (bpsc) Ch 10, sk next sc in Row 6, sc around next sc in Row 2, ch 10, sc in next
sc in Row 6, ch 10, sc around next sc in Row 2, ch 10. Join with sc in first sc. Fasten off.
You have 4 loops evenly spaced below the 2 tiers of red petals.

Row 9- With right side facing work in next loop- hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dtr, picot, 1 dtr, 2 tc, 2
dc, 1 hdc, sc in sc from Row 8, continue * to * in all 4 loops. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

This pattern is the intellectual property of Season's Crochet and can not be reproduced or sold without permission.

Friday, October 30, 2015

I'm making a couple Turkey hats, one for my grandson and one for my great nephew.
I started out with a basic hat with earflaps. They are both in Kindergarten so I wanted the hats to be around 19 or 20 inches in circumference.

I looked at Pinterest at a couple different Turkey hats and used them for ideas for the decorations on the hat. I added eyes, a nose and a wattle and 5 turkey feathers!

Then I added some swirly pieces as hair for more decoration on the top.

And last I added braids to the ear flaps. I'm still working on the 2nd hat. I hope you enjoyed seeing my turkey hats.

Monday, October 26, 2015

This is the first installment of my crocheting blog. I've wanted to blog about different things and I think it's a great outlet to express yourself even if no one reads it!

This baby blanket is one of my latest creations. I made this for my new great-nephew. There was no set pattern for this blanket. I used a basic basketweave stitch which alternated 5 front post double crochet and 5 back post double crochet. This blanket is so soft and very heavy.
 The yarn I used was

Patons Beehive Baby Chunky Yarn in Blue Marl and the Patons Beehive Baby Chunky in White  

I looked at this yarn over and over at the yarn store and I think the blue color is unusual and bright. The blanket took quite a lot of yarn- 6 skeins of the blue and 2 of the white.

The border is one row of single crochet to straighten out the sides and then a simple repetitive row of double crochet skip 2, 3 double crochet that doesn't look too feminine since this blanket was for a boy. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my baby blanket.