Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Free Pattern - Fear The Beard!

Beard Beanies has been quiet popular for a while now. Living her in OKC with the Thunder basketball in the finals you might have seen or heard the term Fear the Beard! This is in reference to one of our great Thunder players James Harden! His signature look is a mohawk with a long beard! There are beards popping up on buildings and I've even seen a few crochet beards yarn bombed around town! It's so fun. As a huge basketball fan and OKC Thunder fan I had to write out a quick simple pattern so you can show your support too!

This is only in one size right now because I'm super busy. If I find time during the finals I'll try to write up other sizes but I'll try to leave a few tips to help those who want to make other sizes too!

"Fear the Beard!"
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Materials : 

J- Hook - Worsted Weight Black yarn 
*Note- you'll be working with two strands at the same time. 
*Substitutions Bulky #5 or even use one strand fun fur and one strand worsted for a fuzzy beard look!
* Turning chain doesn't count as a st in the st count at end of rows(#)

Sized for Toddler - Child 
9 inches from ear to ear , 4 inches long

Row 1 - ch 28, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn (27) 

Row 2 - sc in 1st 10 sts, ch 7, sk next 7 sts, sc in last 10 sts, ch 1, turn (20 sts, 1 ch 7 space)

Row 3 - sc in 1st 10 sts, 7 sc in ch 7 space, sc in last 10 sts, ch 2, turn (27) 

Row 4 - dc dec over the 1st 2 sts, dc in next 11 sts, dc dec over the next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts, dc dec over the last two sts, ch 2, turn (24)

Row 5 - 2 dc dec over the next 4 sts, dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc dec over the next 4 sts, ch 2, turn (20)

Row 6 - dc dec over the 1st 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts, dc dec over the next 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts, dc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 2, turn (17) 

Row 7 - dc dec over the 1st 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, dc dec over the next 2 sts, dc in next st, dc dec over the next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, dc dec in over the last 2 sts, ch 1, DO NOT TURN (13)

Edging:  sc up the side of the bear to about row 5, ch 8, join to edge of row 1, sl st across the top of row 1 to opposite corner, ch 8, sl st to row 5 (make sure it's even with opposite side), continue to sc around the rest of the side and bottom of the beard, sl st to join to 1st sc, fasten off and weave in ends. 

If you need a smaller or larger beard measure from top of ear under the nose to opposite ear. That is how wide it will need to be, make the ch space large enough for your mouth. Adjust length as needed and keep decreasing on the ends of the rows!. Be sure to check the length of chains to go around the ears too!  It will come out great I promise!!   

I did make one for me and hubby before this pattern and it measures 11 across by 6 long - Using a K hook, but that was free hand so this pattern may not come out that way but you're welcome to try and let me know :) 

Don't crochet and want to print one up for fun! Here is a link to our local news station's free printable! 

If you have any questions or find an error in the pattern please feel free to leave a comment below or use the contact tab to email me direct! Enjoy!

Copyright ©2012 Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations All rights reserved. These instructions may not be photocopied or reproduced in any manner. They may not be sold. I have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. I cannot, however, be responsible for human error, or variations in individual work.

Actual finished product may be sold. My Etsy shop name ID and URL web page address must be mentioned in listing or wherever item is displayed: Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations by Elisabeth Spivey 


Esther Paris said...

Thank you for the pattern! My child is the Sultan in a production of Aladdin. This pattern was PERFECT for the beard. Did it in a cream (unknown brand) acrylic plus cream JoAnn Sensations "BEAUTIFUL", for a fuzzy Sultan's beard. Just right. Thank you!

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