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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Santa Beard Free Crochet Pattern

I got a fun Christmas package for the kids a few days ago! My mom made my little man and adorable Santa Hat, Beard and Santa Shirt. He's been wearing his little costume out Christmas shopping! People just loved it!  Made for some fun and Holiday Cheer everywhere we went! 

I asked my mom about the patterns and silly me she used my"Fear the Beard" pattern that I wrote last year. You can use the same pattern as before just with simple yarn changes to make a Santa Beard! 


Follow the "Fear the Beard" pattern using one strand each of White, worsted weight yarn and a novelty yarn like Fun fur or Boa. You'll crochet with both at the same time. 

If you like the hat here is the link to the one she was inspired by. 
She adjusted the size and the brim though so you'd have to work that out on your own. 

This makes a fun last minute Holiday gift your kids will enjoy! 




Friday, December 20, 2013

Arctic Ocean Mobius Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern




This was a special design for a my Son's Kindergarten teacher for Christmas! He said her favorite color was turquoise and he thought she would love this yarn. He picked it out from my stash. I only had one Skien and wanted something that worked up quick but with a fun texture! You could make this in many other colors solid or varigated and get a totally different look. I love one skein, chunky yarn projects and I hope you will too! Enjoy!


Level: Easy



Materials: 
1 Skein of Bulky (5) approx. 109 yards
*I used Premier Yarns, Deborah Norville, Serenity Chunky
Color way : Seven Seas
*Yarn substitutions: Michael’s “Charisma” or Hobby Lobby’s  “I Love This Chunky”

*Hook Sizes: 
L-Hook - (8.00mm)

*Tapestry Needle

Gauge: not required

*Terms and Stitches used:

ch - chain
st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
rep - repeat
YO - yarn over

Special Stitches
Picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook.

Decrease: YO, insert hook in same sc as last st made, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, skip next Picot and next 2 sc, insert hook in next sc, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. (basically a dc dec just spread out)

Arctic Ocean Mobius Cowl
Measures approx.  6” wide and 15” long (folded in half)
Row 1: ch 80, sc in 2nd ch from hook, work Picot, (sc in next 4 chs, work Picot) across to last 2 chs, sc in last 2 chs.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1), turn; YO, insert hook in first sc, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, skip next Picot and next 2 sc, insert hook in next sc, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 3, (decrease, ch 3) across to last Picot, YO, insert hook in same sc as last st made, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, skip last Picot, insert hook in last sc, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first st, * work (2 sc, Picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, sc in last ch-1 sp and in last dc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn; skip first 2 sc, dc in next sc, (ch 3, decrease) across, ch 1, dc in same sc as last st made.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc, work Picot, sc in next ch-1 sp and in next st, * work (2 sc, Picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next st; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 2-5 One time
*Fasten off but leave a long tail to sew ends shut.
* For a Mobius (twisted) Cowl twist the cowl once and sew ends shut with a whip stitch.
*If you don’t want a twist, line up the ends, with no twist and sew together with a whip stitch. 

*Weave in remaining ends. 

Legal stuff! Copyright 2013 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


Need some other color ideas! Here are a few ideas from my pattern testers. 

My Mom of Posh Pooch Designs made a solid color one in a gorgeous green. 





Holly of Stitched Together by Design made this one with some lovely 
Red Heart Chunky Fire (discontinued)
She is calling it the Fire and ice Cowl! 


Thank you to all my wonderful testers!!! 

Be sure to link up and share your projects on Raverly or in our Groups! I would love to see! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Rainbow Spiral Scarf-let - Free Crochet Pattern

Earlier in the week you may have seen the Rainbow Dash Hat I made my daughter (there is a free pattern for the mane hair spirals there :)! Well a hat is no fun with out a scarf. So I worked up a little something fun to go with it and thought you would enjoy this simple stash busting project too! Introducing......

Rainbow Spirals Scarf-let



This project is not only great for girls, it fits all the way up to adult too. Rainbow not quite your color? That's okay! Use one solid color or stripe two or three. Have fun with it and be sure to share your projects in Ravelry or Facebook! Enjoy! 


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: 
Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight or Worsted Weight of choice
1 each:
 *Red - Scarlett
* Orange - Terracotta
* Yellow - Duckie (vanna’s choice baby) 
* Green  -Lime
* Blue - Aqua
* Purple - Eggplant

*Hook Sizes: 
H-Hook (5.00mm)

*Tapestry Needle
*Terms and Stitches used:

ch - chain
st- stitch
hdc - half double crochet
rep - repeat



Measures Approx. 32 inches across un-stretched
This will fit about 4 years up to Adult. 

With Red Ch 131 
Row 1: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, and next 29 ch’s, hdc in next 70 sts, 3 hdc in last 30 sts, fasten off

With Orange Ch 31
Row 2: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, (with Right side facing) join Orange to Red’s 31st stitch with a hdc, hdc in next 69 sts, ch 31, 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, fasten off

With Yellow Ch 31
Row 3: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, (with Right side facing) join Yellow to Orange’s 31st stitch with a hdc, hdc in next 69 sts, ch 31, 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, fasten off

With Green Ch 31
Row 4: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, (with Right side facing) join Green to Yellow’s 31st stitch with a hdc, hdc in next 9 sts, ch 10, sk next 10 sts, hdc in next 50 sts, ch 31, 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, fasten off

With Blue Ch 31
Row 5: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, (with Right side facing) join Blue to Green’s 31st stitch with a hdc, hdc in next 69 sts and ch’s, ch 31, 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, fasten off

With Purple Ch 31
Row 6: 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, (with Right side facing) join Purple to Blue’s 31st stitch with a hdc, hdc in next 69 sts, ch 31, 3 hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and next 29 ch’s, fasten off

Weave in all ends.


Legal stuff! Copyright 2013 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, December 9, 2013

Pony and Hero Hat Creations

It's a busy time of year for crocheters. Lots of presents to make for our friends and loved ones on top of regular orders. I've managed to find a few spare minutes to whip up gifts for my nephews and a special hat for my Calleigh. I rarely make things for my kids so that's especially been fun! 

My Calleigh looooves My Little Pony! She requested a pony hat but, she couldn't decide which one, so I just decided for her. I went with the most colorful one, Rainbow Dash! I decided I was just going to wing it. There is no pattern for this hat. I do not plan on writing one either. I will walk you through how I made it though. 


I amazingly had every color I needed in my stash. I use Vanna's Choice for the whole hat! I just love the colors from Vanna's as they all go together perfectly! 

I started with a sc base because I knew there would be a lot of details. Sewing on the sc base is easier and holds shape better. The eyes are super detailed. I was afraid I wouldn't have two eyes the same. They aren't but they work LOL! 
They are a mix of crochet and embroidery to get in every sparkle in her eyes! 


Here she is before hair! I made her snout several times before I liked it. 
I wasn't going to put one but she didn't seem finished without one. 


On to the last step! That Pesky Main.  Now I know Rainbow Dash doesn't have curly hair but I thought this would be the easiest method and not be super heavy. I'll even give you a simple pattern to follow for these spirals! 


I used Vanna's Choice and H-Hook (5.00mm) 

I made two of each color 
Red, Yellow & Orange = ch 20 
Green, Blue = ch 30
Purple = ch 40
*make sure to leave about 4" tail  at the begining to sew on to hat. 

To work the spirals, In the 2nd ch from the hook repeat this pattern along the length of the chain. 
(hdc3 in next ch, hdc2 in next ch) 
At the end of the row fasten off and use the tail ends to tie them on to the hat as desired. 
I did use the ends to tie in a knot two times, then weaved the end back up through the spirals. You don't have to knot as I know it's a crochet no, no but I wanted these very secure! 

These didn't take to long and you can always add more but I thought this was just enough coverage with out to much extra weight. Calleigh loves flipping her pony hair around :) 

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I made these other two hats a few weeks ago actually! These will be gifts for my nephews! My son kindly agreed to smile If I make him a Batman one next :) Of course I will! These are graph beanies. I've used the pattern many times. You can find hat base pattern from Playin' Hooky Designs here. She sells several graphs that I know you'll like. I used her Spiderman Graph.  

(She even has My Little Pony graphs for the main six Cutie marks!) 

For Superman I found this graph pinned here. It worked out okay but I think I may just appliqué it next time. Just needs to be worked out a bit. Not all graphs work out great and need some tweaking. That is one thing I love about Playin Hooky's graphs is that she takes time to work through them and make sure they look great! 

If you've never worked with graphs this a a fabulous pattern that will work you through it and she is also very helpful if you need assistance! 

Well I have more gifts, patterns and projects in the works! Excited about this Holiday Season and New Year to come! 



Monday, December 2, 2013

Giveaway : Cabled Button Hat and Mitts

Recently a friend of mine made an amazingly adorable hat and shared it in our Facebook group! Many people asked about the design which she freehanded. Many hoped she would design it but she'd never written a pattern before. With encouragement, she decided to give it a whirl! I'm so glad she did! It's a great design that I had the privilege to test!
 It's seriously my new favorite hat! I know that you will love it too!

It is an intermediate pattern, but not to difficult. I love the way she explains how to work the cables and she's given me a new love for reverse single crochet. (we kinda had a love hate relationship but I think I have it down now) The construction of the hat is great! If you love slouchy hats (which seem to be the popular style this season) then you will really like this hat! The cabling on the brim make it thicker, so it's warm and cozy. 

Add some personal flare by adding a big button or 2-3 small buttons. I've even seen few make the brim one color and the hat body another or variegated! So many options! This makes the perfect gifts by pairing it with the matching fingerless gloves!

Here are my samples:


Made this one with impeccable, I can't remember the name but it's black with jewel tones metallic thread. It's really pretty in person. The button is black with glittery sparkles too! 


It's my new favorite!!



Wanted to make another because I loved the pattern so much! Chose a more neutral tone and a soft yarn. My new favorite Lion Brand Heartand. It's a cream heather. 



I wanted to make matching gloves with the Heartland but I ran out on the 1st glove so I told my hubby to pick a color. He said purple. I found a skien of Bernat Sheepish in Plumish. Gorgeous color!! I added a winter touch of sparkly snowflake buttons. 

So let's get to that giveaway! 
Rachel of Silly Stitches has graciously allowed me to offer you a chance to win both crochet patterns and offer a 30% discount on the pattern today only (Monday) in Raverly!! 

Use the Code : ccccaddicts 


Giveaway will run Mon Dec 2nd - Wed. Dec 4th Mid. Central
A Winner Will be Chosen on Thurs. Dec 5th. - Winner will be notified by email and will be responsible to contact the winner to claim the prize with in 48 hrs or a new winner will be chosen. 





Good luck! 



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern - Key Tab Cowl

Here it's is! The Key Tab Cowl! Last in the series of four patterns on the Key Tab stitch! I've really loved making each of these projects! They would make a great gift set for Christmas! 


Links to the other patterns! 

Introducing the Key Tab Cowl


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 Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
Worsted Weight Yarn of Choice: Lion Brand Heartland  - 2 Skeins in Color-way of choice
1 skein = {5 oz / 251 yards - Worsted Weight (4)}

*Hook size: H - (5.00 mm)
*Tapestry Needle

*Gauge 2”x 2” swatch = 4 rows of 8 dc

Terms and Stitches used:
(ch) chain, (st) stitch, (sl st) slip stitch, (sc) single crochet, (dc) double crochet, (rep) repeat, (YO) yarn over

Special Stitches: 
*Three Double Crochet Cluster (3dc cl)
YO hook insert hook into the next indicated st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (3 loops on hook) YO and draw through 2 loops, YO hook insert hook into the same st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (4 loops on hook) YO draw through 2 loops, YO hook insert hook into the same st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (5 loops on hook), YO draw through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining 4 loops. One cluster made. 
Notes:
 *Chain stitch does not count in stitch count!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).

Key Tab Cowl

Approx. measurements laying flat 20” wide by 7” tall 


Round 1: ch 132, join with a sl st to 1st ch but take care not to twist the chs (132) 

Round 2: ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, 3dc cl in next ch, ch1, sk 2 chs, *(sc in next ch, ch 3, 3dc cl in next ch, ch1 sk 2 chs) rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (33 - 3dc cl)

Round 3: *(sc, ch 3, 3dc cl) in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn 
(33 - 3dc cl)

Round 4-14: Rep Round 3, (End of Round 14 do not ch 2, turn at end) 

*Fasten off and Weave in ends

Finishing/Edging: On opposite side of Round 1’s ch, join in any ch 2 space (make sure the 3dc cluster is to the left of the ch 2. See image below), work (sc, ch 3, 3dc cl) in same space as join, ch 1, *(sc, ch 3, 3dc cl) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc. 

* Fasten off and weave in ends.

Legal stuff! Copyright 2013 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



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

12,000 Fan Giveaway

November is a month of Thankfulness but I'm truly thankful for each and every Facebook fan, twitter follower and more each and every day. It will be our four year anniversary in January and I can hardly believe it! I'm thankful for each and everyone of you that make this dream job possible! My thank you back is in a small giveaway and we'll likely have a sale soon too, but one thing at a time!

I'm giving away! a 2014 Crochet-a-day Calendar. I submit designs to it each year and it's so fun! I have an extra so I want someone to enjoy it! It contains patterns from a lot of designer you might know and two from me. Over 100 Plus patterns should keep you busy for a while!



Also 12 lucky winners will get to choose on PDF pattern from me! 


Giveaway Starts Nov13 - Nov 20th Ending Midnight Central time
Winners will be chosen on the following day and contacted via email. 
Winners will 48 hrs to claim there prize or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern - Key Tab Boot Cuffs

Introducing the Key Tab Boot Cuffs. This is the 3rd pattern in a series following the Key Tab Slouchy and the Key Tab Fingerless gloves. There will be one more pattern to complete this fabulous set! 
I don't know why I love this stitch so much but I do. I hope you do too! 
These have all be fun to design. 


Boot cuffs had to grow on me. I didn't really think I'd care for them. Most my boots aren't meant for boot cuffs but I forgot my hubby bought me these awesome Coach boots last year and they are perfect for cuffs! Now I want them in ever color. These work up fast and the stitch has a lacy look to it, so not to much bulk, but some extra warmth. A great way to add a pop of color to your outfit. 

These are written to fit me and I don't have skinny legs so you may need to adjust the pattern to fit bigger or smaller. The ribbing pattern just needs to be worked in multiples of 4, or you could simply adjust up or down a hook size. 
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Key Tab Boot Cuffs
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 Level: Intermediate

Materials: 
Worsted Weight Yarn of Choice: 
Lion Brand Heartland  - 1 Skein in Colorway of choice
Yarn details {5 oz / 251 yards - Worsted Weight (4)}

*Hook size: H - (5.00 mm)
*Tapestry Needle

*Ribbing Gauge 2” x 2” swatch =  8 rows of 8 sc 
*Body of Cuff Gauge 2” x 2” swatch = 4 rows of 8 dc

Terms and Stitches used:
(ch) chain, (st) stitch, (sl st) slip stitch, (sc) single crochet, (dc) double crochet, (rep) repeat, (blo) back loop only, (flo) front loops only, (YO) yarn over

Special Stitches: 
*Three Double Crochet Cluster (3dc cl)
YO hook insert hook into the next indicated st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (3 loops on hook) YO and draw through 2 loops, YO hook insert hook into the same st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (4 loops on hook) YO draw through 2 loops, YO hook insert hook into the same st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (5 loops on hook), YO draw through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining 4 loops. One cluster made. 
Notes:
 *Chain stitch does not count in stitch count!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row(#).

Make Two

My leg measurement around was about 14 inches, 
These boot cuffs measure about 6 1/2 inches across and stretch nicely

Ribbing:

Row 1: ch 6, (working in BLO only) sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn (5) 

Row 2: sc in blo of each st across, ch 1, turn (5)

Row 3-40: Repeat Row 2
*Match up Row 1 and Row 40, sl st together in blo of each st across to join, ch 1 
*Do Not Fasten off!

Body of Cuff:

Round 1: working along the ends of the rows, sc in each row around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (40)

Round 2: sc in same st as join, ch 3, 3dc cl in next st, ch1, sk 2 sts, *(sc in next st, ch 3, 3dc cl in next st, ch1 sk 2 sts) rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (10 - 3dc cl)

Round 3: *(sc, ch 3, 3dc cl) in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (10 - 3dc cl) 

Round 4-7: rep Round 3, after Round 7 only ch 1

Round 8: *sc in ch 1 sp, sc in cluster,  sc in ch 3 sp, sc in sc, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, DO NOT TURN (40)

Round 9 & 10: ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (40) 
*Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Legal stuff! Copyright 2013 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

Be sure to check out the rest of the Key Tab Series 
Links to the other patterns! 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Guest Post : What's Gauge Got to Do With It? by Sara Duggan

Today's post is a guest post by Sara Duggan as part of her Hooking for Cash Blog Tour. 

We have been discussing gauge a lot lately so this is perfect timing and I hope you will find it very informative.  



How many times have you neglected to crochet a sample swatch? I know I used to ignore that part of patterns thinking it really doesn't matter. It's no wonder I found some hats super gigantic and others small enough to fit a newborn. What went wrong? G.A.U.G.E.

Yes, the ever important gauge. For those new to crocheting this is critical in getting the proper size in garments, scarves, blankets, hats, etc. It doesn't matter so much for scrubbies, amigurumi, or little odd ball projects but let's say you want to make yourself a nice vest?

You can't just pick up the yarn you like and your favorite crochet hook - sorry, even though it is made of apple wood and hand turned by your great grandfather, if it doesn't meet the gauge you have to set it aside for another project.

What's so Important About Gauge Anyway?†


  • It is the number one key to getting the proper size
  • How do You Determine Gauge?†


    • Most commercially published patterns will have this included. You will see something like - In sc, 25 sts = 4"


    • First you need to know the yarn and hook size the designer used. This is usually stated in the pattern. The brand and type of fiber is NOT what is important but the weight of the yarn is. This includes lace weight all the way up to bulky. As long as you match the weight of the yarn you can get a gauge that matches.


    • Second you need to crochet a sample swatch in the yarn you have chosen in the recommended hook. Now measure this? Does your swatch measure 4" across (25 sc sts)? If not, you need to rip that out and start over again.


    • Too Big? use a smaller hook


    • Too Small? use a bigger hook


    • Keep at it until your sample swatch is 25 sc sts and measures 4" (YAY!)


    • Resources to Help You Along Your Gauge-tastic Journey

      Lion Brand - Learn about Gauge

      How to Crochet a Gauge Swatch from Crocheting for Dummies

      What's Gauge Got to Do With It? - a thorough article by the Crochet Geek 'Teresa'

      Video Tutorial Explaining the Gauge by Meladora's Crochet

      Do you make sample swatches before diving into a pattern? Be honest and leave a comment below.






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      Hooking for Cash 2nd edition giveaway Starts 12am PST Oct 31, 2013 ends November 6, 12am PST 


      Thursday, October 24, 2013

      Calleigh's Clips & Cre8tion Crochet LIVE - Gauge & More

      I was the guest on the Cre8tion Crochet LIVE Show this week! It was so much fun to chat crochet and get to know another fabulous crocheter. We planned ahead to chat about gauge, but we talked about so much more! From the process of writing a pattern from start to finish, differences in hooks and other crochet tidbits. 

      I enjoy watching the other episodes too! I've learned a lot from these already! 
      It's a fun laid back chat so set aside some time to watch it and crochet while you listen, because we both were crocheting while we recorded. We truly love crochet!




      Here are a few links you might want from our chat! 


      OH and since I referred to the golden loop method here is a link on that too! 

      Be sure to visit Cre8tion Crochet's Website! Lots of wonderful free patterns, advice on crochet business and lots more! Tell her Calleigh's Clips sent ya! 

      Enjoy! 

      Monday, October 21, 2013

      Free Crochet Pattern - Key Tab Fingerless Gloves

      This is the 2nd free crochet pattern in a series! I'm working on one more and hope to have it ready next week! Introducing  the Key Tab Fingerless Gloves. 


      I made these to match the Key Tab Slouchy! It's been a well loved pattern already and I've been wearing mine all week! I think I need to make them in every color. It's definitely my fall favorite!



      This pattern is written in a General Pre-teen-Womens size but can be easily adjusted bigger or smaller you just need to do the ribbing in multiples of 4 for the stitch pattern. See the video here for the Special Stitch Pattern Video. 

      If you add more rows of the Key Tab pattern just note that you need to do it in 2 rows or you'll need to turn on the row just before the sc. This helps keep the seam on the underside of the glove. 

      I can't wait to see your gloves! If you have Raverly be sure to link your projects!! 


      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

      Key Tab Fingerless Gloves


      Skill Level: Intermediate

      Materials: 
      Worsted Weight Yarn of Choice: 
      Lion Brand Heartland  - 1 Skein in Colorway of choice
      Yarn details {5 oz / 251 yards - Worsted Weight (4)}

      *Hook size: H - (5.00 mm)
      *Tapestry Needle

      *Ribbing Gauge 2” x 2” swatch =  8 rows of 8 sc 
      *Body of Glove Gauge 2” x 2” swatch = 4 rows of 8 dc

      Terms and Stitches used:
      (ch) chain, (st) stitch, (sl st) slip stitch, (sc) single crochet, (dc) double crochet, (rep) repeat, (blo) back loop only, (flo) front loops only, (YO) yarn over

      Special Stitches: 
      *Three Double Crochet Cluster (3dc cl)
      YO hook insert hook into the next indicated st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (3 loops on hook) YO and draw through 2 loops, YO hook insert hook into the same st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (4 loops on hook) YO draw through 2 loops, YO hook insert hook into the same st/sp, YO and draw up a loop, (5 loops on hook), YO draw through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining 4 loops. One cluster made. 
      Notes:
       *Chain stitch does not count in stitch count!
      *The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row(#).

      Ribbing:

      Row 1: ch 11, (working in BLO only) sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn (10) 

      Row 2: sc in blo of each st across, ch 1, turn (10)

      Row 3-24: Repeat Row 2
      *Match up Row 1 and Row 24, sl st together in blo of each st across to join, ch 1 
      *Do Not Fasten off!

      Body of Glove:

      Round 1: working along the ends of the rows, sc in each row around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (24)

      Round 2: sc in same st as join, ch 3, 3dc cl in next st, ch1, sk 2 sts, *(sc in next st, ch 3, 3dc cl in next st, ch1 sk 2 sts) rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (6 - 3dc cl)

      Round 3: *(sc, ch 3, 3dc cl) in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (6 - 3dc cl) 

      Round 4-7: rep Round 3, after Round 7 only ch 1

      Round 8: *sc in ch 1 sp, sc in cluster, 2 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in sc, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, DO NOT TURN (30)


      *Left Hand:
      Round 9: sc in next 5 sts, ch 7, sk next 7 sts, sc in last 18 sts around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (23  sc and ch-7 sp)

      Round 10: sc in next 5 sts, 7 sc in ch-7 sp, sc in last 18 sts around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (30)

      Round 11: sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (30)

      Round 12-13: Rep Row 11
      Fasten off and weave in ends. 

      *Right Hand:
      Round 9: sc in next 18 sts, ch 7, sk next 7 sts, sc in last 5 sts around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (23  sc and ch-7 sp)

      Round 10: sc in next 18 sts, 7 sc in ch-7 sp, sc in last 5 sts around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (30)

      Round 11: sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (30)

      Round 12-13: Rep Row 11
      Fasten off and weave in ends.




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