I haven't posted here since June! Where does the time go? It has been a busy summer here in Maine. I have started a new job, tried to launch another web site, Sherry's Crochet Corner, and made a few projects, both knit and crochet.
The summer is gone and autumn is here. Every fiber crafter's favorite season. Today I am introducing a new pattern, the Rolled Brim Beanie. I used Lion Brand Yarn's Scarfie for this project.
You will also need a K/10.5/6.5 mm hook and a I/9/5.5 mm hook.
To begin, with K hook make a magic ring. Ch 2, 12 dc in ring. If you don't know the magic ring method, ch 3, make 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Chain 2, join with a ss st in 1st dc.
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around, join with ss in 1st dc made, ch 2
Rnd 3: *2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join, ch 2
Rnd 4: *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around, join, ch 2
Rnd 5: *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * around, join ch 2
Rnd 6: *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 4 dc, repeat from * around, join, ch 2
Rnds 7 - 14: dc in each dc around, join with ss in first dc made, join ch 2
Rnd 15: dc in each dc around, join, ch 1
Rnd 16: sc in each dc around, join, ch 1
Rnd 17: sc in each dc around, join with ss. Fasten off. Make pom pom (optional) and attach to top center of hat; weave in ends. Roll up last 2 rounds. Wear.
This pattern will fit an adult woman, if you want more of a rolled brim, continue working in sc until the hat is to your liking. A print friendly version of this pattern can be found here, Rolled Brim Beanie
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Recently I was sent a 10 oz skein of Red Heart Yarns new Super Saver Ombre to use and review!! I just adore it, the colorway I was sent is Deep Teal, one of my favorite colors. It is oh so pretty; I am in love with this yarn!! I love the way the color changes so gradually, they just melt into one another! It is no wonder that Red Heart is America's favorite yarn. Super Saver is a stash staple for many crafters, it is very affordable, has no dye lot, is machine wash and dryable and comes in over 100 different colors!!!
I played around with this yarn for awhile, trying different stitch patterns. I finally decided (since I only had one 10 oz skein) to re-make my Simple V-Stitch Shawl. I used a K hook and changed the edging up a bit. I am really happy I decided on this shawl as it really shows off the beauty of this yarn. This beautiful yarn comes in 10 different colorways, I have seen many projects worked up in the different colors and have loved everyone!!
I am including a few more pictures for you below and will be re-posting the pattern with the new edging up-dates. I added a picot edge to the neck of the shawl and did a crab stitch around the outside edge.
I want to thank Red Heart for sending me this yarn. I am sure anyone who uses it is going to love it as much as I do!!
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Recently I was sent this lovely Leisure Art's pattern book of shawls to review; Shawls You'll Love. Inside is patterns for 13 beautiful shawls and wraps. Leisure Arts has also included, as a bonus, on-line video tutorials. I checked them out! This video feature is fantastic; especially if you aren't sure how to make one of the stitches in the pattern. These videos are done for the left or right-handed; perfect for all crocheters!! They have also included written instructions; how to follow the patterns, what the various abbreviations and symbols mean and how to choose the proper yarn for each project.
The shawl I chose to make is called "Daydream". This pattern calls for a #4 weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in a light blue with a small amount of black for contrast. Each pattern includes a gauge and instructions for making a gauge swatch. I recommend taking the time to make a swatch and getting your gauge correct. There is nothing worse than putting your time into a project only to find out that it is to small or to big. The small amount of time invested in making your swatch is well worth it!
These beautiful shawls will make a nice addition to any wardrobe, to give as gifts or to make as prayer shawls. I love the variety of stitches they use and the construction methods.
This publication is available in paperback or digital download.