Showing posts with label Free Pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free Pattern. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ooh, number 12!

Well whaddaya know?



My Lily of the Valley hat pattern is in the top 20 free knitting patterns on Craftsy.com. *teehee

I was wondering why there was a sudden surge in downloads... :)

May this inspire me to knit more these days!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Modified slip, slip knit for twisted stitches

Here's the modified slip, slip, knit (ssk) I used for the twisted stitches in my Undulate hat pattern.

Once again, excuse the sniffling, the low voice, and the background noises.



And here's the photo tutorial:

Modified K2tog for twisted stitches

I finally got to upload the photos languishing in my camera. I had taken photos for this tutorial at the beginning of the week, but never got around to uploading them til last night.

For the Undulate hat pattern, I had to modify the knit-two-togethers (k2tog) and the slip-slip-knits (ssk) in order to preserve the look of the line of twisted stitches.

This post is for the modified k2tog

I recorded a *ehem* video. But please excuse the sniffling (had a cold) and the timid voice (first timer with video tutorials), and also the neighbor's crying baby at the last minute:


Also, I do not know why my hands are purple in the video, and in the series of photos below:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Free Pattern: Easy Peasy shawl

I said I'd do this last week, but better late than never! Here's the pattern for the Easy Peasy shawl:

Easy Peasy!


Yarn: Fingering weight, 350m
Needles: 4.5 mm
Gauge: To be honest, I don't think it's that important because the beauty of top-down shawls is that you can make them any size you want.
Size made: Around 120cm x 60cm (but this may be because I had a shortage of yarn. You can make this as big as you want, just add more yarn).

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pattern: Cable Braid headband



I've been seeing similar-looking headbands online and just had to try making one on my own. It seemed fairly simple, just a small number of stitches which you overlap with cables. The only difficulty I encountered was figuring out how many regular rows I had to knit between each cable row to make it all look even.



Here are the details!

Yarn: Excel EX991 in purple, which I got from Dreams Yarnshoppe in Glorietta 5. It's one of my go-to yarn because it's relatively cheap (90m for 95 pesos, though I think they raised the price slightly), and though it's acrylic, it's soft!

Needles: 3.75mm needles which I got from Bheng. You can use different yarn and different needles, depending on how thick you want the headband to be. Mine ended up being about 1.25 inches wide.

Other notions: cable needle (I don't really have one, so I used a thin crochet hook lol), tapestry needle, a 4-5-6 inch piece of garter, regular sewing needle and thread (for sewing the garter on).

Pattern: Cable Braid headband

Cast on 12 sts. I originally used a provisional cast on, hoping to knit the band all the way and bind off both ends together, but I ran out of yarn so I had to bind off regularly on both ends separately and sew in some garter instead. This actually may seem to be a better way to go if you want a very flexible band.

Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Row 5: cable 4 front (slip the first 4 sts onto a cable needle, keep them in front of work, knit next 4 sts on left needle, then replace the 4 sts on the cable needle back onto the left needle, knit those 4 sts), knit 4
Row 6: purl
Row 7: knit
Row 8: purl
Row 9: knit
Row 10: purl
Row 11: knit 4, cable 4 back (slip the next 4 sts onto a cable needle, keep them in back of work, knit next 4 sts on left needle, then replace the 4 sts on the cable needle back onto the left needle, knit those 4 sts)
Row 12: purl
Row 13: knit
Row 14: purl

Repeat rows 5 to 14 until work reaches the desired length, then end with a right side row (knit). My band reached 15 inches before I cast off (only because I ran out of yarn boo).

Finishing: Sew the garter on by folding the stockinette-stitch ends of the band over the ends of the garter using a regular sewing needle and some thread.
What I did was, I placed about half an inch of the garter in the middle of the stockinette end of the band, and then folded the sides of the band on top the garter. I sewed a line first along the edge of the band, and then criss-crossed over the half-inch of the garter inside the band.



That's it! If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment :)

Note: You can make and sell projects using my free patterns but please give credit where credit is due. A simple link to my blog would be great! If you do make one, please let me know. I'd love to hear from you!


P.S. Catyanna and Bheng, I posted earlier than I said I would haha. Ginanahan ako sa comments niyo, thank you so much!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

FO: Daisy stitch headband

Last week, I finished a very quick project using the daisy stitch:


It's another headband! It is composed of 5 rows of daisy stitches, alternating with small strips of stockinette stitch.

This was a very simple project worked back and forth with only a few stitches per row.



Needles: 2.75mm
Yarn: Fingering weight soft acrylic yarn

Cast on 17 sts using the provisional cast on.
Row 1: knit all sts.
Row 2: k1, *[p3tog, yo, p3tog] in same sts, k1* til end of row.
Row 3: knit all sts.
Row 4: k1, p1, k1, *[p3tog, yo, p3tog] in same sts, k1* til 3 sts remain, k1, p1, k1
Row 5: knit all sts.
Row 6: k1, *[p3tog, yo, p3tog] in same sts, k1* til end of row.
Row 7: knit all sts.
Row 8: k1, p1, k1, *[p3tog, yo, p3tog] in same sts, k1* til 3 sts remain, k1, p1, k1
Row 9: knit all sts.
Row 10: k1, *[p3tog, yo, p3tog] in same sts, k1* til end of row.
Row 11: knit all sts
Row 12: k1, purl to the last st, k1
Row 13: knit all sts.

Repeat rows 2-13 until the headband is of the desired length, ending with a right side row. Using the kitchener stitch, sew ends of headband together.


You can make the headband wider if you prefer to, making sure that the number of sts you cast on is in multiples of 4 +1.

Note: You can make and sell projects using this pattern, but please give credit where credit is due. A simple link to my blog would suffice! And if you do make one, please let me know; I'd love to hear from you! :D

And since my photos do not do justice to the pretty daisy stitch, here's a nicer photo from the internet:


Click photo to get to the source.


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I wasn't able to sew the other night. I'm still feeling a bit woozy from that weird bug I got last week. I do hope I get to finish that dress this weekend though! Wish me strength!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Free Pattern: Crochet-chain bracelet

Last week, I made this:


It's a reeeeeally simple crochet-chain bracelet.


6 crochet chains side-by-side, with 2sc's somewhere down the line to connect all of them together and some slip-stitches added in between to change the width at certain points.

Here's what I did:

ETA: Yarn = recycled sweater yarn, cotton.
          Hook = 8.0mm (L)

Row 1: With main color (MC), crochet 60 chain sts (or X = however long you want it). Chain 1 and turn.
[note: as I was making this first row, I put small stitch markers on the following chain stitches: 21 and 41. This will help in counting the first row]

Row 2: 1sc in second st from hook. Chain 18 sts. 1sc each in stitches 20 and 21 of chain from the row below (if you had put the markers in row 1 as indicated, stitch 20 here would be the 41st stitch from the row below, the one with the st marker). Chain 18 sts, 1 sc each in stitches 40 and 41, chain 18 sts, and then 1 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 3 and 4: With contrasting color (CC), 1sc in second st from hook. Chain 18 sts. 1sc each in stitches 20 and 21 from the row below. Chain 18 sts, 1 sc each in stitches 40 and 41, chain 18 sts, and then 1 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. [For these rows and the next, I no longer used any stitch markers as the pattern is quite evident at this point and easy to follow].

Row 5: With MC, 1sc in second st from hook. Chain 18 sts. 1sc each in stitches 20 and 21 from the row below. Chain 18 sts, 1 sc each in stitches 40 and 41, chain 18 sts, and then 1 sc in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 6: 1sc in second st from hook. Chain 8, then 2sc under all the other chains, bunching them all together. Chain 8, 1sc each in stitches 20 and 21 from the row below. Chain 8 sts, 2sc under all the other chains, bunching them all together. Chain 8, 1sc each in stitches 40 and 41 from the row below, chain 8 sts, 2sc under all the other chains, bunching them all together, and 1 sc in last stitch.

Finshing: Bring both ends of the bracelet together, right side out, and crochet 5 scs across both to bind together. Make sure all ends end up on one side together and braid a small tassel if preferred. Otherwise, sew in all ends.

I'm no good at writing down crochet patterns (I actually made a pattern chart, similar to a knitting pattern LOL), so let me know if anything is unclear. It's pretty straightforward once you get past rows 1 and 2. :)



*note: you can make and sell projects using my free patterns, but please give credit where credit is due. A simple link to my blog would be nice! Also, if you make any, please send me photos or feedback. I'd love to hear from you! :D

Sunday, November 11, 2012

FO & Free Pattern: Simple Diamonds headband

These days, I've been trying to come up with a few simple/easy patterns for accessories to challenge my creativity (read: force myself to be more productive).

A friend of mine keeps encouraging me to join bazaars and other crafty gatherings, but I still can't seem to decide on what I'd like to present or showcase. Of course, I'd love to show and sell things whose patterns I came up with myself; I'm pretty sure I don't want to capitalize on other people's patterns. I've already come up with two hat patterns and a sock pattern, but they're the kind of projects that are difficult to make several projects out of, especially when given a limited amount of time.

So I've decided to try my hand at making smaller accessories, and this is the first so far. I have a couple other WIPs on my needles, but they're still in the design phase.

Here's my Simple Diamonds headband pattern:






This headband features intersecting zigzag lines that form diamonds all along the band with a garter stitch border on each side.

Friday, November 2, 2012

FO: Lily of the Valley hat in red!

I finished a hat last night, it was a quick one. I used my Lily of the Valley hat pattern, but with a smaller gauge. This means that I had to add more stitches to the total cast on, and this actually led to having more pattern repeats per round. A good thing!

This is my entry for our Rav group's Christmas Wearable CKAL.

The stitch pattern looks nicer with the smaller gauge, and it worked well with the yarn.

I cast on 120 sts on a 3.75 mm, 16-inch circular needle, using Red Heart 100% Acrylic (ugh, acrylic. You can use any yarn you want though, as long as it's the same gauge!) yarn in red. Gauge was 5.5 sts per inch. And since I cast on 12 sts more than in my original pattern, I had to modify my pattern per round. This is the pattern repeat I used:





















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Blank square means knit
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o is yarn over

In this newer version, instead of 22 sts per repeat, I only have 20 now. And 120 divided by 20 = 6, so I knit 6 repeats of this per round, and knit 3 whole patterns before starting the decreases.

Here it is, worn like a regular beanie:



And here it is, worn like a slouchy hat:

Not much slouch to it, eh?

And here it is worn with my hair all up inside:


The photos all look alike! hahaha

Note:
You can make and sell hats using my pattern, but please give credit where credit is due. A simple link to my blog would suffice! Also, please send me photos or any feedback if you have any. I'd love to hear from you! :

Thursday, October 11, 2012

FO and Free Pattern: Turtle Track hat

Hey guys!

Imagine that... I ended up with an FO last night after posting a bit about the project's progress!

VoilĂ ! My Turtle Track Hat!




After some obstacles, namely the yarn shortage and the complicated decrease issues, it is finally done! I even managed to squeeze out the pattern from my brain earlier today, so here it is! FREE PATTERN!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FO: Psychedelic scarf

The Psychedelic scarf is done!

Dark and blurry photo. It's been raining constantly these past few days :((


I ran out of yarn pretty quickly, so the intended shawl ended up being just a scarf. Like a neckerchief or something. Still pretty functional, though!


^^ There's a photo with a more accurate show of the colors. You can also see the yarn overs done in the center of the scarf.



Yup, it's just a scarf! Can't wait til it dries completely... I'll use it at the office :)

ETA: I finished this last Saturday, 29th Sept.

What I did:

Cast on 7 stitches.
Row 1: K2, yo, k, yo, place st marker, k, yo, k, yo, k2
Row 2: k2, purl to last two sts, k2
Row 3: k2, yo, k to marker, yo, k, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2

Repeat rows 2 and 3 til shawl is the desired size. Bind off loosely.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FO: House Targaryen Cowl (includes my free pattern)

So last week, I cast on for a cowl for Marc to use at his uber cold air-conditioned office. And I was able to finish it last night, while crashing the recording session of my sister's band Slow Hello (Marc's her bassist, and I used to play guitar for her too).

It's supposed to be inspired by House Targaryen of the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. Operative word: supposed.


House Targaryen Cowl

Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in black and red (the red looks a bit orangey in the sun). *

While the Targaryens aren't Marc's House of choice (his favorite is actually Dorne whose house colors are orange and yellow), we had to settle for this 'cause black and red yarn were the only available colors in my stash that didn't look too girly.

...Speaking of my stash, I should thoroughly be congratulated 'cause I haven't bought any new yarn since July! I think I can even make it til January. Hooray for me and my wallet haha. I can't say it's been easy though; trying to figure out what I can knit next is difficult with such a limited stash.

Anyway, moving back to this FO that I am explaining here. Initially, we decided to make it long enough for him to wrap it twice around his neck. But we also figured that it might be a bit too warm that way. Kept it short and simple instead.

I also opted to put in a cable-y texture to make it seem like there are flames going across the cowl.
Flames = dragons = Targaryen? Get it?

Does it look like flames are going across it? BOO! Say yes!


Here, does it look more "flame-y"? :D

I don't think I pulled it off really well, but at least I got the colors down pat.



It has been reported that it serves its purpose well. :D

*Acrylic yarns may not be the most luxurious (ok, I admit that they're, well, the most synthetic material for your skin :p), but I find that, given the fact that we're in a tropical country, it doesn't make the wearer feel TOO warm and that is a plus!

ETA: The Pattern!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

WIP and what else is on my needles

Casting on for a new project -- a small scarf/cowl for Marc to use at the office.




Marc: I think I'm getting a sore throat again, it's so cold at the office...
Me: Maybe you need a cowl to keep your neck warm.
Marc: Maybe I should get myself a scarf or something.

..."GET" a scarf or something?!?! Your girlfriend can knit. >.<
So there, a new project for me to do hehe.

We took a look at my yarn stash and tried to decide on a good design. Can I just say that I haven't bought any new yarn in a while?! Amazing. Anyway, the only yarns that could pass Marc's judgment were these red and black skeins. I hope I have enough, though! I've had these since forever.
I'm gonna make a striped cowl, supposedly in the colors of House Targaryen. When he spotted my orange/peach yarn, he suddenly became all excited and asked if I could make one in the colors of Dorne: orange and yellow. Hmmm. First of all, the orange/peach yarn I have leans more towards the orange-pink spectrum. Second of all, the only yellow yarn I have is this novelty yarn that looks like they have tiny bumps. Errm, no more talk of making a Dornish cowl then. Oh... A holiday gift idea? Must find reliable orange and yellow yarns soon.

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An update on my WIP: Cafe au Lait socks, I've seriously gone on the one-at-a-time path. And I must admit, they do seem to go a lot faster.

Finally separated the two. One on each circ.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Free pattern! My Crocodile socks


Crocodile Socks


Size : US 5 ½ to 6 ½
The socks I made were only anklet socks, but this pattern can be used to reach about 2-3 inches above the ankle bone, just before the leg widens for the calf.
Also, you can probably make this to reach a size 7 foot if you use needles one size up.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lily of the Valley Hat in blue : FREE PATTERN

So I finally wrote down the pattern of the blue hat I made based on the Lily of the Valley stitch pattern.I love this version of the Lily of the Valley, so I made this:
Needles: 5.0mmYarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in blueGauge: 4.5 sts per inch
The stitch pattern calls for 18 stitches and 12 rows. I knit 5 repeats per row, and in between each 18-stitch set, I knit 4 stitches = 110 sts.

Cast on 108 stitches. Join in the round.
Knit 2x2 ribbing for about 1-1.5 inch. Once brim is of the length desired:

Round 1 : k54, m1, k54, m1 (110 stitches)
Round 2: * k4, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k1, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 3: knit all sts
Round 4: * k3, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k6, k4 *    repeat ** all around
Round 5: knit all sts
Round 6: * k2, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k5, k4 *    repeat ** all around
Round 7: knit all sts
Round 8: * k1, p2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, p2tog, k4, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 9: knit all sts
Round 10: * k6, p2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2tog, k3, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 11: knit all sts
Round 12: * k5, p2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p2tog, k2, k4 *   repeat ** all around
Round 13: knit all sts

Repeat Rounds 2-13 until body of hat is the length desired. For my blue hat, I did 3 pattern repeats before decreasing for the crown.

First decrease round: *K9, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (100 sts)
Next round: *k8, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (90 sts)
Next: *k7, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (80 sts)
Next: *k6, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (70 sts)
Next: *k5, k2tog*    repeat ** all around(60 sts)
Next: *k4, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (50 sts)
Next: *k3, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (40 sts)
Next: *k2, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (30 sts)
Next: *k1, k2tog*    repeat ** all around (20 sts)
Next: *k2tog*    repeat ** all around (10 sts)

Finishing: Break off yarn and, using a tapestry needle, insert tail through remaining 10 sts on needle. Tighten hole and sew in ends.

VoilĂ ! You can also find the project pages on my Ravelry or Craftsy account :)
NOTE: You can make and sell hats using my pattern, but please give credit where credit is due. A simple link to my blog would suffice! Also, please send me photos or any feedback if you have any. I'd love to hear from you! :)
ETA again: You can see a modified chart of the stitch pattern on this post. :)