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Monday, April 21, 2014

Runner's Reflective Headband Crochet Pattern

These past few months have been all about branching out and doing new things! I took up running to help on my fitness journey! So I thought that it would be good to branch out and try new things in crochet too! I'd tried Tunisian crochet before and made a washcloth. I didn't enjoy it at all and swore I'd never do it again. 

I've gotten the opportunity to get to know the wonderful Kim Guzman (Queen of Tunisian some would say)! She has an amazing series of free videos on Tunisian Crochet.
 I sat down and watch most of them in one day! 

I decided it would be fun to work up a very simple beginner Tunisian headband. I had some fun reflective yarn left over from another project and it was still chilly in the mornings when I ran so this is were this little gem was inspired from!  I hope you enjoy this freebie and try to branch out and try something new too! 

This was written as if you already understand Tunisian crochet but there are links below so you can learn the same way I did. I made one in a Tunisian Simple Stitch and one in the Tunisian Knit Stitch. The TSS doesn't have a lot of stretch but I like it because it's warm but not super thick. The TKS is thicker and a little stretchier.  I also thought it worked up faster. You can use either stitch in the pattern interchangeably.  

Also note that you do not have to have a Tunisian or Afghan hook to make these. I use a regular boye hook with a little bit of clay on the end of  it but it was enough room to work it. You can also just put a rubber band on the end of the hook or my mom recommends a pencil top eraser.

Please note this is my 1st Tunisian pattern, this has been tested but if you find errors or if there is a more proper way to write a "Tunisian" Pattern don't hesitate to let me know so I can fix it!  



Do not use my images for any purpose! If you sell items made from my patterns please make and photograph your own work! Thank you! ~Elisabeth


Level: Easy

Materials: 
Yarn: I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight (4) - Reflective or any regular worsted weight yarn of choice for non-reflective. 

Hook: H - (5.00mm)
Tapestry Needle 

Gauge: 2x2 inch swatch - 11 tss in 9 rows 

Size: Kids— Fits Approx. 18-20 inches  
Women’s— Fits Approx. 20-22 inches


Terms and Stitches Used: 

ch: chain
st: stitch
tss: Tunisian simple stitch
tks: Tunisian knit stitch
m1: make 1 (increasing)
tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch 2 together (decreasing)

Notes: Videos by Kim Guzman on How to do Tunisian Crochet 


Notes: 
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).
*Each row is worked from right to left and then left to right. Ending with a standard 
 Tunisian Closing - ch 1, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) across  

Women’s Reflective Runners Headband
Measures 21 inches long by 3 inches wide at it’s widest point, in the center of the Headband. 

Note: For a knit look headband use a TKS instead OF TSS in the pattern. 


Row 1: ch 7, tss in each ch across (6)
Row 2-12: tss in next 6 sts (6)
Row 13: tss in next 2 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 3 sts (8)
Row 14: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 15: tss in next 3 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 4 sts (10)
Row 16: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 17: tss in next 4 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 5 sts (12)
Row 18: tss in next 12 sts (12)
Row 19: tss in next 5 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 6 sts (14)
Row 20: tss in next 14 sts (14)
Row 21- 66: Repeat row 20
Row 67: tss in next 5 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 4 sts (12)
Row 68: tss in next 12 sts (12) 
Row 69: tss in next 4 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 3 sts (10)
Row 70: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 71: tss in next 3 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 2 sts (8)
Row 72: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 73: tss in next 2 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 1 sts (6) 
Row 74: tss in next 6 sts  (6)
Row 75-85: Repeat Row 74

*Match row 1 to last row, right sides together and Sl st rows together to join.
*Fasten Off and Weave in ends. 



Kid’s Reflective Runners Headband
Measures 19 inches long by 3 inches wide at it’s widest point, in the center of the Headband. 

Note: For a knit look headband use a TKS instead OF TSS in the pattern.

Row 1: ch 7, tss in each ch across (6)
Row 2-12: tss in next 6 sts (6)
Row 13: tss in next 2 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 3 sts (8)
Row 14: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 15: tss in next 3 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 4 sts (10)
Row 16: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 17: tss in next 4 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 5 sts (12)
Row 18: tss in next 12 sts (12)
Row 19: tss in next 5 sts, m1, tss, m1, tss in last 6 sts (14)
Row 20: tss in next 14 sts (14)
Row 21- 56: Rep row 20
Row 57: tss in next 5 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 4 sts (12)
Row 58: tss in next 12 sts (12) 
Row 59: tss in next 4 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 3 sts (10)
Row 60: tss in next 10 sts (10)
Row 61: tss in next 3 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 2 sts (8)
Row 62: tss in next 8 sts (8)
Row 63: tss in next 2 sts, tss2tog, tss, tss2tog, tss in last 1 sts (6) 
Row 64: tss in next 6 sts (6)
Row 65-75: Rep Row 74 (6)

*Match row 1 to last row, right sides together and Sl st rows together to join.
*Fasten Off and Weave in ends. 

Legal stuff! Copyright 2014 Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Thank you for using a Calleigh’s Clips original pattern. I have done my best to keep my patterns simple and easy to understand. If at any time you need assistance, please feel free to contact me using the contact me tab.

Please remember that there may be a slight variance in sizing due to different tensions of each individual and materials used.

All patterns are copyright protected, but you are welcome to sell finished products made from my patterns. I do ask, however, that you mention my company name along with my web shop address as follows:

Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations by Elisabeth Spivey 

I would love to see your finished products if you would like to send me pictures. These will be for my personal use only and will not be posted anywhere without prior written permission from you.

Enjoy,
Elisabeth


.....Sometimes taking pictures of your little ones you just have to be silly! I sure to love my Calleigh! 





Monday, April 14, 2014

Calleigh's Comfy Headwrap Crochet Pattern

I'm excited to let you know that I'm retiring the 1st paid pattern I ever wrote! It will now be a freebie on the blog and I hope you enjoy it! It's been updated and retested. Wow have I learned a lot as a designer over these past 4 years! I hope you will enjoy this simple headwrap pattern. 

I was thinking it was a silly time of year for a head wrap being spring and all but even though it was almost 90 degrees  this weekend in OKC, it's in the 30's this morning with a chance of snow! I wore my head wrap to the bus stop this morning! You can also make it in cotton for a fun spring accessory! 



Calleigh's Comfy Headwrap
by: Elisabeth Spivey - Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations


Do not use my images for any purpose! If you sell items made from my patterns please make and photograph your own work! Thank you! ~Elisabeth

Skill: Easy
Materials:

Yarn:  Worsted Weight (4) yarn 
*I used I Love This Yarn Acrylic or I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby

*3/4 inch coordinating button

Hook: H - (5.00 mm) 
Size: Pre-teen to Women’s 
measurement 20 - 22 inches

Gauge: 2 x 2 inch = 7 dc in 4 Rows

Stitches used:
(ch) chain
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(dc) double crochet
(dc Inc) double crochet increase {two double crochets in same stitch}
(dc dec) double crochet decrease

Notes: 
*Chain stitch does not count in stitch count, unless otherwise noted!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).


Optional Flower

Ch 4, join the end to the first chain with a slip stitch to form a ring. (magic circle)

Round 1: (sc in the ring, ch 3) 6 times, join with a sl st to 1st sc 

Round 2: (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch3 space. Do Not join at end

Round 3: Now you begin working on the back side of the flower, *bpsc around the next sc of the last round, ch 4,  sk (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc)  Repeat from *6 times. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. 

Round 4: (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch 4 sp, Do Not Join at end

*If you want to add another layer of petals, repeat Round 3, increasing the number of stitches in the chain by one, and Round 4, increasing the double crochets by two.

*Fasten off and weave in ends.  

*Sew on to headband or attach it to an alligator clip for a detachable flower.

Headwrap
Measures approx 20 inches long by
 5 1/2 inches in the center

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, ch 2, turn (1)

Row 2: dc Inc, ch 2, turn (2)

Row 3: dc in 1st st, dc Inc in last st, ch 2, turn (3)

Row 4: dc in 1st st, dc Inc in next st, dc in 
last st, ch 2, turn (4)

Row 5: dc in next 2 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last st, ch 2, turn (5)

Row 6: dc in next 2 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (6)

Row 7: dc in next 3 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (7)

Row 8: dc in next 3 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 3 sts, ch 2, turn (8)

Row 9: dc in next 4 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 3 sts, ch 2, turn (9)

Row10: dc in next 4 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 4 sts, ch 2, turn (10)

Row11: dc in next 5 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 4 sts, ch 2, turn (11)

Row12: dc in next 5 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 5 sts, ch 2, turn (12)

Row13: dc in next 6 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 5 sts, ch 2, turn (13)

Row 14: dc in next 6 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 6 sts, ch 2, turn (14)

Row 15: dc in next 7 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 6 sts, ch 2, turn (15)

Row 16: dc in next 7 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 7 sts, ch 2, turn (16)

Row 17: dc in next 8 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 7 sts, ch 2, turn (17)

Row 18: dc in next 8 sts, dc Inc in next st, dc in last 8 sts, ch 2, turn (18)

Row 19: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (18)

Row 20: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (18)

Row 21: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (18)

Row 22: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (18)

Row 23: dc in next 8 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 8 sts, ch 2, turn (17)

Row 24: dc in next 8 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 7 sts, ch 2, turn (16)

Row 25: dc in next 7 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 7 sts, ch 2, turn (15)

Row 26: dc in next 7 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 6 sts, ch 2, turn (14)

Row 27: dc in next 6 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 6 sts, ch 2, turn (13)

Row 28: dc in next 6 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 5 sts, ch 2, turn (12)

Row 29: dc in next 5 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 5 sts, ch 2, turn (11)

Row 30: dc in next 5 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 4 sts, ch 2, turn (10)

Row 31: dc in next 4 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last  4 sts, ch 2, turn (9)

Row 32: dc in next 4 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 3 sts, ch 2, turn (8)

Row 33: dc in next 3 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 3 sts, ch 2, turn (7)

Row 34: dc in next 3 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (6)

Row 35: dc in next 2 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (5)

Row 36: dc in next 2 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, ch 2, turn (4)

Row 37: dc in next st, dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, DO NOT TURN (3)

Row 38: chain 4, turn, sk 2 sts, sl st to join. {button hole} May need to be adjusted up or down one chain, depending on size of button used. Just make sure button will fit through.

*Sc evenly all the way around the edging of the Headwrap. 
*Fasten off & weave in ends.

*Sew a button on opposite end of button hole.

Legal stuff! Copyright 2014 Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Download the PDF File here!

You will need Adobe to read this pattern. 
Please do not copy and/or redistribute this pattern, but direct people back to the blog post.


Thank you for using a Calleigh’s Clips original pattern. I have done my best to keep my patterns simple and easy to understand. If at any time you need assistance, please feel free to contact me using the contact me tab.

Please remember that there may be a slight variance in sizing due to different tensions of each individual and materials used.

All patterns are copyright protected, but you are welcome to sell finished products made from my patterns. I do ask, however, that you mention my company name along with my web shop address as follows:

Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations by Elisabeth Spivey 

I would love to see your finished products if you would like to send me pictures. These will be for my personal use only and will not be posted anywhere without prior written permission from you.

Enjoy,
Elisabeth



Friday, April 11, 2014

Floral Pop Washcloth Crochet Pattern

I have a fun freebie friday for you! I love using handmade cotton washcloths. It was time for me to make some new ones and I really thought this design was fun. It has a unique floral design perfect for spring.  The popcorn stitches make for nice scrubby spots on the washcloth too! 
I hope you enjoy this washcloth as much as I do! 


Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
Yarn: Worsted Weight Cotton, I used Lily Sugar & Cream 

Hook: H - (5.00 mm)
Tapestry Needle 

Gauge: 2x2 inch swatch = 5 rows of 10 dc

Terms and Stitches Used: 
ch– Chain, st – Stitch, dc – Double Crochet, sl st – Slip Stitch, 
YO – Yarn Over, Rep — Repeat, fpc st — Front Popcorn, bpc st — Back Popcron

Special Stitch: Front and Back Popcorn
 *Front Popcorn Stitch - (fpc st) Work 3 dc in indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back through top of first dc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull through 1st dc
*Back Popcorn Stitch - (bpc st) Work 3 dc in indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from back to front through top of first dc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull through 1st dc 

*Video Note: in the video I say to ch 1 after the popcorn st. For this pattern please omit! Do not ch 1 after the popcorn st in this pattern. 

Notes: 
*Chain stitch does not count in stitch count!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).


Floral Pop Washcloth                                                                       
Measures approx 6 x 6 inches
Round 1: ch 27, sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and each ch across, ch 2, turn (26)
Round 2: (wrong side) Dc in 1st 5 sc, ch 2, *(bpc st in next st, sk next 2 sts, bpc st in next st, ch 2, dc in next 4 sts, ch 2) Rep from * 2 more times, bpc st in next st, sk next 2 sts, bpc st in next st, ch 2, dc in last st, ch 2, turn 

Round 3: (right side) dc in 1st st, sk ch-2 space (fpc st, ch 2, fpc st) in next pc st, *(sk next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, sk next ch-2 sp, (fpc st, ch 2, fpc st) in next pc st), Rep from * 1 more time, skip last ch-2 sp, dc in last 5 dc, ch 2, turn

Round 4: (wrong side) dc in 1st st, ch 2, *(bpc st in next st, sk next 2 sts, bpc st in next st, ch 2, dc in next pc st cl, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next pc st, ch 2,) Rep from * 2 more times, dc in last st, ch 2, turn

Round 5: (right side) dc in 1st st, *(sk next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, sk next ch-2 sp, (fpc st, ch 2, fpc st) in next pc st), Rep  from * 2 more times, dc in last st, ch 2, turn

Round 6: (wrong side) dc in 1st st, *(dc in next pc st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next pc st, ch 2, bpc st in next dc, skip next 2 dc, bpc st in next dc, ch 2), Rep from * 2 more times, dc in last st, ch 2, turn
Round 7-10: Rep Rows 3-6
Round 11: Rep Row 3 
Round 12: (wrong side) sc in 1st st, *(sc in next 4 dc, sc in next pc st, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next pc st), Rep from * 2 more times, sc in last st, ch 1, turn

Edging: sc evenly around entire washcloth, join with a sl st to 1st sc


*Fasten off & weave in ends. 


Legal stuff! Copyright 2014 Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Download the PDF File here!

You will need Adobe to read this pattern. 
Please do not copy and/or redistribute this pattern, but direct people back to the blog post.


Thank you for using a Calleigh’s Clips original pattern. I have done my best to keep my patterns simple and easy to understand. If at any time you need assistance, please feel free to contact me using the contact me tab.

Please remember that there may be a slight variance in sizing due to different tensions of each individual and materials used.

All patterns are copyright protected, but you are welcome to sell finished products made from my patterns. I do ask, however, that you mention my company name along with my web shop address as follows:

Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations by Elisabeth Spivey 

I would love to see your finished products if you would like to send me pictures. These will be for my personal use only and will not be posted anywhere without prior written permission from you.

Enjoy,
Elisabeth

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ice Princess Wig and Crown



If you have a little girl in your house I'm sure she's just as in love with Frozen as my almost 5 year old. She loves singing "Let It go" and giving warm hugs! So with all the Frozen fun we'll be planning a Frozen themed 5th birthday later in May.  I got a head start by making her a wig and crown! I didn't follow this pattern exactly but I drew inspiration from Stitch 11's Princess Hat and Princess Crown free patterns. They should guide you along just fine to make your princess a special set! 

For my hat I choose a basic hdc beanie. For a different look I added a Reverse Single Crochet edging. Then I added a very long, thick braid along 1/4 of the base of the hat.  

The Tiara I decided to make separate so she would have it without the wig if she wanted! I still want to add some glittery snowflake buttons on the braid, but they seem to have melted! 
I cannot find them! ;) 

She loves her hat and enjoyed smiling and dancing for the camera!
 Now to plan the rest of the outfit! I'm pretty sure a Tutu is in order! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sunseeker Sunhat Crochet Pattern

Yikes it's been a few months since I released a new design. Guess I just needed a little time off and some inspiration. I'm very excited for this new pattern. Introducing....

The Sunseeker Sunhat


 My darling daughter Calleigh is the whole inspiration behind this design. We were at my Local Yarn Shop : Gourmet Yarn Company in OKC and she said I had to find golden yarn! It's her favorite color (at the moment). Then she saw it golden sparkly yarn! I don't work with lighter weight yarns often so I thought it would be a fun change, plus it was a cotton blend so something spring/summer would be a perfect choice. She picked out a style and design idea with a little bit of my help. 
She looooves her new hat and wants to wear it all the time. 

The hat is made with a lightweight yarn and small hook but don’t let that scare you. It works up fairly quickly. The design features floral diagonal clusters and a ruffle brim. Of course you could easily leave off the brim and make it a beanie. While the yarn can be ordered online from Casacade yarnsI’ve also included several substitute options from common craft shops that might be more accessible to you!

This hat is perfect for by the pool or how about a new hat to go with the Easter dress or spring dresses in general! 

Grab a copy of the Sunseeker Sunhat and make it for all the little girls who love the summer sun, flowers and ruffles! 

Wed April 2nd - Thur. April 3rd you can get $1.00 off the regular $4.50 price. 
You can find it in all my shops below!

I can't wait to see your beautiful sun hats! Enjoy!