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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Candy Stripes Hooded Cowl - Free Pattern

Candy Stripes Hooded Cowl  



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


PDF Download available in Raverly -

Skill Level : Easy

Materials: 

Bulky Yarn of choice #5

I used- Joann’s Sensations - Rainbow Classic Pattern - Brushed yarn  - I used about half the skien (approx 325 yards) 

Other recommended yarns - Lion Brand Tweed stripes, Deborah Norville Serenity chunky, Michael's brand Charisma, Lion Brand Homespun. 

N - Hook 10.00 MM

Sizes: 3-10 & preteen to Adult 

Measures approx 13 x 13 inches

Gauge: 2” x 2” swatch =  3 rows of 5 hdc

Stitches used:
(ch)chain 
(st) stitch 
(sl st) slip stitch 
(sc) single crochet 
(hdc) half double crochet                   
(pc st) Popcorn stitch


 *Popcorn Stitch - (pc st) Work 3 hdc in indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back through top of first hdc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull through 1st hdc, ch 1 - Click here for Video Tutorial - http://youtu.be/8tJPd_lMRBI

Sc chain-less foundation row : 


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


3-10 year size: 

Round 1: Work a Sc chain-less foundation row of 40 sts, join with a sl st to 1st ch. Take care not to twist your work. 

(*if you don't know how to do a sc chain-less foundation just ch 40, join and sc around join and move to Rd 2)

Round 2: ch 2, *(hdc in next 4 sts, pc st in next st,) Repeat from * around, join with sl st to st hdc, 

Round 3: ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, pc st in next st, *(hdc in next 4 sts, pc st in next st,) Repeat from * till last 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, join with sl st to to 1st hdc,  

Rounds 4-19: Repeat round 2 & 3 

Round 20: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, 

Round 21: ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to 1st hdc 

Round 22: ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to 1st hdc, Fasten off and weave in ends.   

Optional Drawstring - Ch 100 fasten off, I just pull each end tight and it knots naturally, trim ends and weave in between Rounds 21 - 22. This will pull it tighter around the face or neck for a better fit if desired.  

*Want larger sizes - just add in multiples of 5 sts. 
*For Preteen - Adult size do 50 stitches for Round 1 


This pattern is so versatile. Here are some other fun options and ideas! 
1. You can take off rows to make a thinner cowl (not hooded) or add more stitches in length for a longer cowl.
  1. You could sew closed one end and use it as a purse or bag. 
  2. You could decrease the stitches around and turn it into a headband
  3. You could use it as a toddler skirt, with the drawstring. and pair it with cute leggings. 

 I will be adding more samples and more specific patterns for free with this soon. So keep watching the blog for more details. :) http://calleighsclips.blogspot.com 

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 at the email below.

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


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday BOGO Sale

BOGO Pattern Sale


Time to stock up on those patterns you've been wanting! 
Purchase in my Ravelry shop only.
(discounts are applied automatically at checkout. You can use the deal as many times as you'd like,
but you have to purchase each BOGO seperatly. If you have questions just msg me) 
Sale from Nov 21 at 9:00 pm Central to Nov. 26th at Midnight

I've release several new designs that I know you would love like the Poppin' Razzleberry Hat (all sizes), 
Precious Gift Hat (all sizes) and the Little Mrs. Christmas Capelet (size nb - 8yrs)
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PS. I have another free pattern that will be posting on the blog tomorrow! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunset Slouchy Hat - Free Crochet Pattern



So my hubby has been obsessed with me making slouchy hats for him lately.  I've been looking for the perfect slouchy hat pattern and tried a few but wasn't really meeting exactly what I was looking for. I was being lazy and didn't want to work out a pattern for myself but I was inspired by some lovely new yarn I saw at Michaels. It's called Vanna's Choice Twists. You don't get much in a skein it's only 2.5 oz but the colors are gorgeous. There are 6 fun color twists to choose from. I went with the Twilight that is Deep charcoal with light grey, dusty blue, purple, and dark mauve multicolor wrap. I bought  2 skeins and had enough to make my hat and a matching one for Calleigh. She was pretty excited & I love this hat. 

I hope you enjoy this pattern. It's really simple and I think it has the perfect amount of slouch. If you want super slouchy just add a few more rows of the dc. This hat is perfect for guys and gals. I'll try to get pics of the hubby in his slouch soon ;) I made him one with some awesome Neons from Hobby Lobby's I love this yarn. 


Universal/SUNSET SLOUCHY HAT 
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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 at calleighclips@att.net

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 

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

Skill Level : Easy

Materials: 

Yarn: Worsted Weight  

In sample pictures I used Vanna’s Choice Twists in Twilight (it only comes in 2.5 oz about 121 yards) - You will need 2 skeins for the Adult or 1 skien for the Kids size if you use this. 

Regular Vanna’s Choice solids come with 3 or more ounces so you will only need 1 Skein if you get that. Approx 130 for the Adult. 

*Hook size(s) :H - (5.00mm), J - (6.00mm), K- (6.5mm)
*Tapestry Needle

*Stitches used:

(ch)chain 
(st) stitch
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(dc) double crochet 
(rep) Repeat

*Sizes included:  1-3 years (16-18 in.), 3-10 years (18-20 in.), Pre-teen - Adult (20-22 in.) 


*Gauge for Adult Hat 4” x 4” swatch =  7 rows of 12 dc (with K- hook) 
*Gauge for Toddler & Kid Hat 4” x 4” swatch = 8 rows of 13 dc (with J- hook)


Notes: *The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).

Toddler - Approx 1-3 years (Fits approx. 16-18 inches)  
Measures approx  8 1/2 in. by 8 1/2 in
Starting with J-Hook 
*Join each round with a sl st to the 1st st of the round, not the ch. Ch does not count as a stitch!
Round 1: ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook (10)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around (20)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next st, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next st), rep from * to end. (30)
Round 4: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 2 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts), rep from * to end. (40)
Round 5: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 3 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts), rep from * to end. (50)
Round 6: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 9 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts), rep from * to end (55)
Rounds 7 - 12: ch 2, dc in each dc around (55)
Switch to H - Hook 
Rounds 13: ch 1, sc in each dc around (55)
Round 14 - 17: ch 1, sc in each sc around (55)  

Fasten off & weave in ends  

Kids - Approx 3- 10 years (Fits approx. 18-20 inches) 
 Measures approx 9 in. by 9 in

Starting with J- Hook 
*Join each round with a sl st to the 1st st of the round not the ch. Ch does not count as a stitch!
Round 1: ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook (10)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around (20)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next st, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next st), rep from * to end. (30)
Round 4: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 2 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts), rep from * to end. (40)
Round 5: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 3 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts), rep from * to end. (50)
Round 6: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 4 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts), rep from * to end, (60)
Rounds 7 - 15: ch 2, dc in each dc around (60)
Switch to H-Hook 
Rounds 16: ch 1, sc in each dc around (60)
Round 17-20: ch 1, sc in each sc around (60)  
Fasten off & weave in ends  



Pre-teen to Adult - (Fits approx. 20-22 inches) - Measures approx. 11 in. by 10 1/2 in
Starting with K - Hook 
*Join each round with a sl st to the 1st st of the round not the ch. Ch does not count as a stitch!
Round 1: ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook (10)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around (20)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next st, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next st), rep from * to end. (30)
Round 4: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 2 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts), rep from * to end. (40)
Round 5: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 3 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts), rep from * to end. (50)
Round 6: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next 4 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts), rep from * to end, (60)
Rounds 7 - 18: ch 2, dc in each dc around (60)
Switch to J-Hook 
Rounds 19: ch 1, sc in each dc around (60)
Round 20 - 24: ch 1, sc in each sc around (60)  
Fasten off & weave in ends 



Edited: Thank you to All Free Crochet - This is on of the top 100 most popular designs for 2012 


Monday, November 12, 2012

End of the Year Design Contest

I've really enjoyed the Design Contests. I love seeing you take the base pattern and putting your own spin on it. Since I know it's a really busy time of year I'm going to give you till Dec 31st to work on this one, plus this project may take a little more time if you do larger sizes! 

The New Capelet pattern has been a new favorite in the shop so I though we' would focus on just using it. 



The rules are simple.

1. It has to be from this pattern. It can look just like my pattern or it can vary with your own creative ideas added. For instance, change the colors, edging, or add some ears from your favorite animal.  You can purchase this pattern in Ravelry

2. Email your Photo submission to me calleighclips @ att. net or you can post it to my facebook wall.
It doesn't have to be a professional image or even on a model. So don't feel like if you don't have professional image you wont win because it's mostly random draw. It's not a voting contest

4. I will make an album on facebook through out the months.

5. I will accept submissions from Nov 12th - Dec 31st. Winners will be chosen just after the new year. 

This will not be a voting contest to give everyone an equal chance. I will pick a few at random, I will pick my favorite and my kids love to pick a couple favorites too. The more that enter the more random draws I'll pick!

If you have questions at any time just contact me! or leave comments below!

I can't wait to see your entries!! Have fun and be creative!