I really adore Knit Picks Chroma Yarns and have been searching for something similar that might be purchased in stores and more accessible (and more cost efficient) for all yarn lovers on every budget. The other day I ws doing my weekly shopping at our local Walmart (by local I mean 50 miles away, one way :))))) ahhhhhh life in the big woods of northern Minnesota ) and although I rarely buy my yarns there, I always take a peek. Wow am I ever glad I did! I found Red Hearts Unforgettable Yarn and its darn tootin near my Chroma! For considerably less money and its acrylic for easier care. If your local Walmart doesnt carry it remember you can go to the website and order it and have it shipped to home for free with orders over $50 or pay for it in your online cart and free pick up at your local store
I didnt know what I was going to make with it but I bought 3 skeins ….. and after looking at it and drooling over the colorways for a couple of days, this hat was born! I call it The Unforgettable Hat (obviously for the yarn name but ooooohhhhh the colors are definitely unforgettable!) This hat can be a beanie style, short slouch or full slouch. It has and extra wide band and the stitch is a variation on the arch stitch….. hope you enjoy
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Materials: 1 skein Red Heart Unforgettable yarn G hook
Large eye needle for weaving in ends Scissors
Chain 15. Sc in each stitch across.
Begin rib band: Row 1: Chain 1 and turn. Sc in the back loop only all the way across to the last stitch. Sc in last stitch. Row 2-74: Repeat row 1. Last row…. Joining the band.
Bring ends of band together and insert hook into the backside of the last stitch made and through the top stitch on other band. Sc through BOTH stitches connecting the band. Sc through BOTH stitches all the way down the remaining 13 stitches.
Beginning the body of the hat….. Chain 1 and turn hat so you are working across the top of all of the band stitches. Sc in each of the next 4 stitches. 2 sc in the next. *Sc in each of the next 4 st, 2 sc in the next* …. repeat *-* all the way around. Join with a slip stitch to first stitch. Ch 1.
Hat body……. Round 1: Sc in next stitch, ch 2. *Skip next 2 stitches, sc in each of the next 3 stitches, ch 2.* Repeat *-* until you reach the last few stitches and slip st to join to beginning chain 1.. Round 2: Chain 1. Sc in fist sc. 5 sc in chain 2 space, *skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, 5 sc in ch 2 space.* repeat *-* around until you reach the end. Slip stitch into chain 1. Round 3: Slip stitch into next 2 stitches, sc in each of the next 3 stitches. *Chain 2, skip next 3 stitches, sc in each of next 3 stitches.* Repeat *-* around and join with a slip st to the base of your beginning chain 3. Round 4: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 for 11 more rows for regular hat and 15 rows for small slouch and 19 for a large slouch (the closing will add 2 inches to the hat….. so what ever length you want stop just shy of 2 inches and end on a Round 2 row this makes it adjustable for what every you like!)
Closing the hat……. working in the round Chain 2. Hdc in in each of the middle 3 stitches of each group 5 all the way around. When you come to the beginning KEEP going working 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, skip 1 stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches all the way around until you reach the beginning. Hdc in each stitch around. next hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc together. hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc together for 3 rows and fasten off leaving a long tail for closing.
Closing the hat….. Use your needle to weave in and out of each stitch around, turn hat inside out and pull tight to close on the inside. weave in and out of closure to secure and cut.
Weave in the tails and viola`! Your Unforgettable Hat is done and ready to rock
*******Please note I am NOT a professional pattern writer. Just a craftin mama that likes to share If there are mistakes I apologize in advance.********
Sometimes ideas bounce around in my head for quite a while making a racket before I finally get around to giving them a try and writing out a pattern. This lil idea has been in there for a solid year. Its not a hard dress at all. The materials are easy to find and easy to work with. It doesnt take a lot of time……. I have zero idea what in the world took me so long to make it. I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!!!! There I said it. I love it. Something just makes me grin from ear to er when I see it. The colors, the style, the textures….. simply a fun piece to make. I hope you will give it a try too.
MATERIALS: Worsted weight yarn in Black, Pink, Green and White (I used I Love This Yarn!) Scissors Large eye needle for weaving in ends H hook for the bodice J hook for the skirt *some chocolate never hurts either THIS DRESS IS A 3-6 MONTH SIZE but by adding length to the skirt would still fit a larger child …. the chest as is measures 18 inches (its stretchy so give or take) and honestly it could go all the way up to a 21 or 22 ……
With pink and your H hook chain 62 Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches all the way to last st. 1 hdc in last st. join w black yarn Row 2: Ch 2. hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc in next, ch 1 to the last 2 stitches. hdc in last 2 stitches. Join pink again Row 3: Ch 2. Hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in the ch 1 space. 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in the ch 1 space. continue until the last 2 stitches. hdc in each of the last 2 stitches. Joining for working in the round……. fold the piece so that the ends line up and work is not twisted. Slip st into the first stitch to join. Ch 1. Row 4: Sc in next 14 stitches. insert hook into next stitch, skip 29 stitches and insert hook into next st, loop and pull thru both stitches. Sleeve has been made. sc into next 29 stitches, insert hook into next stitch, skip 29 stitches and insert hook into next st, loop and pull thru both stitches. Second sleeve is made. Sc in next 15 stitches. slip st into beginning st. Row 5: Chain 2. hdc in the next 2 stitches. 2 hdc in the next, hdc in each of the next 3 st, 2 hdc in the next….. and so on until you reach the last stitch. hdc in last stitch. Join white. Row 6: Ch 2. Hdc in each stitch around. Join green.
Row 7: Ch 3. dc in next 2 stitches. (2 dc, ch 2. 2 dc) in next st. Dc in next 4 st. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st. Dc in next 4 stitches…… all the way around until the last st. dc in last st. slip stitch to top of chain 3. Row 8: Chain 3. dc in next 2 stitches. Skip 1 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space. Skip next st. Dc in next 4 stitches. Skip 1 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space. Skip next st. Dc in next 4 stitches…… do this all the way around until last st. Dc in last st. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 3.
Row 9-15: Repeat row 8…… Row 16: Change to white. Repeat row 8. Fasten off….. ******also if you are making this for a larger size simply add more green rows and finish up with the white edging*******
Weave in all ends, sew up back seam.
Finishing neck edge.
With H hook and pink color join in the back of garment right side facing you. Ch 1. Sc in between every 2 Hdc all the way around. slip stitch into first sc.
Working the picot edging: Chain 4. slip st in 3rd chain from hook. Skip on sc on neck edge. Slip stitch into next. Chain 4. Slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook. Skip 1 sc on neck edge and slip into next…… do this all the way around until you reach the beginning. Slip into first stitch and fasten off. Cut and weave in ends.
Yeah! Get your chocolate and celebrate cuz your Lil Slice Of Sweetness Dress is finished
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******* PLEASE NOTE: I am not a professional pattern writer. Im just a crafty mama that likes to share some of what works for me with you….. I am sorry in advance if something is incorrect or unclear***********
I love yarn….. I love the look, the smell, the colors, the uses the…. well everything! I have a special soft spot for luxury yarns and hand dyed? Dont get me started. This yarn I picked up with nothing special in mind but I put it away in my stash to wait for it to tell me what it wanted to grow up to be. After 5 months of not uttering a word it finally spoke. Scarf it said. Easy and beaded.
This is 370 yards of Three Irish Girls Yarn in a sock weight cashmere blend in the Supernova color way. Its no secret TIG Yarns are my all time favorite. And before you say anything I know it can be a lil pricey but hear me out for just a second. There is nothing like the drape of natural fibers, and this scarf is going to be worn against the skin as a decorative accent and most likely for long periods of time. I figure it this way…… comfort, drape and all the time spent with the beaded accents…… its well worth the end result. I would love to encourage those who havent tried a skein of lux yarn to give it a go. See what you think….. and then decide.
On to the pattern. Its really easy for sure I thought since the yarn had a lot of color changes I would go with a very basic pattern and stitch. I chose a granny triangle as my base shawl pattern and it worked out really well for the technique I was wanting to use as far as getting in some beginner beading on the edge that gives it the lil bit of pop! Lets gather our goodies and dive in
Materials: 330 yards Three Irish Girls sock weight cashmerino yarn in the Supernova colorway G hook 6mm oval stone beads Needle for weaving in ends Scissors Fishing line or bead needle for stringing your beads Pliers *you may need them to pull the fishline depending on the size hole in your bead*
Lets get stitchin’ But before we get started…….. There are a couple of ways you can add your beads in this project. I used the end/fishline method since my beads were only on the last row. In this method you crochet your piece all the way to the end and then PULL OUT your last row where your beads are going to go (this way you only have to string beads on your last bit of yarn and not carry them through the entire project) and this method is the one I will be showing here. Your could choose to string them at the beginning and carry them down your yarn until you needed them at the end but its kind of in the way, for me at least. Another method you might use would be IF your beads had a large enough hole that you could use a very small crochet hook to go through it and pull up the yarn at each place you wanted a bead. This is a great method, but I rarely use beads that are have a large enough hole for even the tiniest of hooks. This brings me to the final method I chose….. end/fishline.
Stitch explanation: Shell= 3 double crochet in same space Center Shell= 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet in the same space
Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Row 1: Chain 3 (this is you first double crochet always) 3 double crochet, chain 2, 4 double crochet in ring Row 2: Chain 3, 3 double crochet in between the chain 3 and 1st dc of the row below. Chain 1. Work Center Shell in the chain 2 space. Chain 1. Work 3 dc in between the 3 and 4th dc of the previous row, 1 dc in the top of last stitch. Row 3: Chain 3, 3 double crochet in between the chain 3 and 1st dc of the row below. Chain 1. Work Shell in chain 1 space. Work Center Shell in chain 2 space. Chain 1. Work Shell in chain 1 space. Chain 1. Work 3 dc in between the 3 and 4th dc of the previous row, 1 dc in the top of last stitch. Row 4: Continue with row 3 working Shell in each chain 1 space and Center Shell in the Center Shell chain 2 space until you have reached desired length…… you can choose to weave in the ends and have a finished project now if you choose or you can go ahead and follow the next steps to do the beaded edge.
Beaded Edge portion…… if you decided to go ahead and bead the row you have just completed measure out about 3 extra feet of yarn and cut your end. If like me you went to the end of your yardage skip this step and go to the next.
Cut a 10 inch length of fishing line or I used Wild Fire beading thread. Bend the tread/line in half and put your yarn through like the eye of a needle. You will now use your thread ends to go through the bead hole drawing your yarn up and through it too. You should have your bead pulled down and threaded onto your yarn and it should be able to slide up and down. The number of beads you are going to need depends on how large or small your project is. Look at your final row and count ALL of your CHAIN 1 spaces. These are the spots you will have a bead in. I always add 5 more beads to my yarn line right away just in case for some reason I miss counted. So if you have 40 ch 1 spaces in you last row, string on 45 beads just for good measure. You can easily slide them off at the end.
I know this will make some of you cringe but…… rip out your last row. I know right? Gahhhhhhhh! But just try to trust the process Begin again at the start of the row that you just ripped out and continue in pattern you til you reach the first Chain 1. Slide your first bead up against your hook and chain 1. The bead will now be locked into that stitch. Continue with the pattern to next chain 1 and repeat by sliding the next bead down and chaining 1. Do this in every chain 1 all the way across your final row. Fasten off and weave in ends as normal to secure when finished.