Friday, 28 February 2014

Crochet Baby Jacket for Spring


It will soon be Spring.
And with the idea of sunnier days ahead I made this cute little baby jacket with short sleeves.


Spring Crochet Baby Jacket


The pattern is from a leaflet I have had for a while but never used before.
Somehow I thought it looked a bit old fashioned.
But with a more modern colour, I think it looks sweet.
 

 
Old pattern - new yarn.....
 
 
It's the first time I have used this yarn - Pato DK from Cygnet Yarns.
I bought it at my local market. There was a lovely range of colours.
It's 100% acrylic - quite thick for a DK - and great value
 
 

 

Monday, 24 February 2014

Premature Baby Beanie Hats Donation

Here is my latest batch of little hats for premature babies.
 
Premature Baby Beanie Hats
 
For the girls ~
 


For the boys ~

 
I found them fun to make (though I did have to concentrate hard for the first couple as the pattern is written in American Terminology)
 
 
 
You will find the pattern here ~
 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Pretty Crochet Baby Bibs in Cotton Yarn

 

pretty crochet baby bib

 
These pretty baby bibs are made with cotton yarn (which is absorbent).
 
They are a cute idea for a baby shower gift. 



 

Pretty Crochet Baby Bib in Cotton Yarn

The bib is worked in half treble crochet (htc). The ties are worked in double crochet (dc). UK Terminology

Using a 3.5mm hook and DK cotton yarn –

Make a foundation chain of 29 chain stitches

Turn, 1htc in 3rd chain from hook, 1htc in each chain to end, turn               (27sts)

Chain 2 (this counts as first htc), 12htc, 3htc in next st, 13htc, turn             (29sts)

Chain 2 (this counts as first htc), 13htc, 3htc in next st, 14htc, turn             (31sts)

Chain 2 (this counts as first htc), 14htc, 3htc in next st, 15htc, turn             (33sts)

Chain 2 (this counts as first htc), 15htc, 3htc in next st, 16htc, turn             (35sts)

Chain 2 (this counts as first htc), 16htc, 3htc in next st, 17htc, turn             (37sts)

Chain 2 (this counts as first htc), 17htc, 3htc in next st, 18htc, turn             (39sts)

Chain 2 (this counts as first htc), 18htc, 3htc in next st, 19htc, turn             (41sts)

Continue in the same manner until 18 rows have been worked – or until the bib is the length required

Add a simple shell border on the lower edge only - or on each side as well as the lower edge

For the ties  ~

Re-attach the yarn to the top corner and make a chain of 55 chain stitches

Turn, 1dc in each chain to end, (makes first tie)

Continue across the top of the bib making 1dc in each stitch across to the other top corner

Chain 55 chain stitches

Turn, 1dc in each chain to end of chain, (makes second tie)

Fasten off

 


 
 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pretty-cotton-crochet-baby-bib



 
 


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Warm Tweedy Adult Hats

These hats are really warm as they are made by knitting two or even three yarns together.
A great stash-buster !!
 

Warm Tweedy Adult Hats


 
 

Warm Tweedy Adult Hat

Use 2 strands of DK yarn (8ply) knitted together ~ or any combination of yarns to make a total of 16ply .

This gives a nice ‘tweedy’ look

I used 1 strand of DK plus 2 strands of 4ply

7 ½ mm needles
 

Child's Hat ~ cast on 49sts,                        Teen’s Hat ~ cast on 57sts,  
Women’s Hat  ~ cast on 65sts,                  Man’s Hat ~ cast on 73sts

Work 8 rows in k1,p1 rib

Continue in pattern ~

1st Row:  K1, *k3, p1, repeat from * to end

2nd Row:  K2, *p1, k3 repeat from * last 3sts, p1, k2

Repeat these two pattern rows until around 5½ " for child, 6” for teen, 7” for woman, 8” for man ~ ending after a 1st row has been completed

Shape Crown

1st Row:  K2, p1, *k3tog, p1, k3, p1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, k3tog, p1, k2

2nd Row:  P1, * k2, p1, repeat from * to end

3rd Row:  K2, *p1, k1, p1, k3, repeat from * to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2

4th Row:  K2tog, k3, *k3tog, k3, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog

5th Row:  K1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end               (33sts)

6th Row:  Knit across row

7th Row:  P1, *p2tog, repeat from * to end              (17sts)

8th Row:  P2tog across row, p1                                   (9sts)

9th Row:  K2tog across row, k1                                    (5sts)

Break off the yarns, leaving a long ‘tail’

Thread the tail through the remaining 5sts, and pull up tightly. 

Sew up the hat. Darn away loose ends.

 
 
 
 
 

You will find my matching neckwarmer at ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/warm-tweedy-neckwarmer.html

 
 

You will find my matching mittens - fingerless and full mittens at ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/warm-tweedy-mittens.html

 
 

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy St. Valentines Day

 

Cute Crochet Button Hearts

 
 
 
Cute Crochet Button Hearts
 
 
Instructions   ~  in UK terminology
Chain 4, and join into a circle with a slip stitch
Chain 3, 1 treble crochet, 3 double treble crochet, 7 treble crochet, 3 double treble crochet, 1 treble crochet, chain 3, slip stitch into ring
Chain 3, 1 double crochet  into next stitch, 2 double crochet in next 4 stitches, 1 double crochet in next 3 stitches, (1 double crochet, 1 half treble crochet, 1 double crochet) in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next 3 stitches, 2 double crochet  in next 4 stitches, ch3, join into ring with a slip stitch
 
Add a pretty  button   …….  and use to decorate your next little project ……
 
How cute is that?
 
 
Cute Crochet Button Heart
 
 
 
 
Happy St. Valentines Day ~ hope you were spoiled by Somebody Special.
 
 



Monday, 10 February 2014

Nina Baby Jacket

Here is my latest little baby jacket.




 
 
 

NINA Baby Jacket          For a 0 - 3 month baby

 

DK yarn

4 1/2 mm needles

3 small buttons

 

JACKET

 

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 

Cast on 24sts

1st Row:  k3, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to end

2nd Row:  k3, *(p4, k3), repeat from * to end

These 2 rows form the pattern

Repeat these 2 rows 4 times more

11th Row:  k1, inc in next st, k1, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to last 7sts, (sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, inc in next st, k2                            (26sts)

12th Row:  k4, *(p4, k3), repeat from * to last st, k1

13th Row:  k4, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to last st, k1

14th Row:  As 12th row

15th Row:  As 13th row

16th Row:  As 12th row

17th Row:  k1, inc in next st, k2, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to   last 8sts, (sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k1, inc in next st, k2                 (28sts)

18th Row:  k5, *(p4, k3), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

19th Row:  k5, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

20th Row:  As 18th row

21st Row:  As 19th row

22nd Row:  As 18th row

23rd Row:  k1, inc in next st, k3, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to   last 9sts, (sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k2, inc in next st, k2                 (30sts)

24th Row:  k6, *(p4, k3), repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

25th Row:  k6, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

26th Row:  As 24th row

27th Row:  As 25th row

28th Row:  As 24th row

29th Row:  As 25th row

30th Row:  As 24th row

 

The sleeve should now measure about 4” – you can add more rows if required

(If you make the sleeves longer than 4” you can turn up the cuff, and this allows room for growth)

 

Next Row:  (Right side) Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (24sts)

Cut off yarn.

Leave these 24 stitches on a stitch holder or a spare needle

 

 

 

Work the Main Part

 

Cast on 96sts

Work in pattern as follows ~

 

1st Row:  k4, *(sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, psso the k1 and yo) twice, k3, repeat from * to last st, k1

2nd Row:  k4, *(p4, k3), repeat from * to last st, k1

These 2 rows form the pattern.

Repeat these 2 rows until the work measures 5”

Next Row: (Right Side) Work 22sts, cast off 6sts, work 39sts, cast off 6sts, work to end         

Next Row:  Knit 22sts from the first  front, 24sts from the first sleeve, 40sts from the back, 24sts from the second sleeve and 22sts from second front    (132 stitches)

 

Work the Yoke

 

1st Row:  Knit                     

2nd Row:  Knit

3rd  Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, (for buttonhole), k2, *(k2, k2tog), repeat from * to last 7sts, k7   (102sts)

Knit 3 rows

7th Row:  K5, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 7sts, k2tog, k5     (91sts)

Knit 3 rows

11th Row:  K8, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                (82sts)

Knit 3 rows

15th Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, (for buttonhole), k5, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2  (73sts)

Knit 3 rows

19th Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                (65sts)

Knit 3 rows

23rd  Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2              (58sts)

Knit 3 rows

27th Row:  K1, k2tog,  yfwd, (for buttonhole), knit to end of row

Knit 2 rows

Cast off

 

 

To Finish

 

Join sleeve and underarm seams

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Saturday, 1 February 2014

Clara's Cotton Scarf

A couple of months ago I was making a scarf for my sister. My friend Clara admired it ~ so I decided to make one for her too as a surprise gift! It is made with cotton yarn in a lovely raspberry colour.
 
Clara's Cotton Scarf
 
 

 
It's totally reversible, and it drapes beautifully.
 
 

 

CLARA'S COTTON SCARF

 

Using 5mm needles, cast on 25sts (or any odd number of sts)

 

 

1st Row:  S1, knit to end of the row

 

Repeat this row 4 times more

 

6th Row (Eyelet Row):  s1, k1, * k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

 

Work 1st Row 6 times

 

Pattern Repeat ~

 

** Work eyelet row

 

Work 1st Row 6 times **

 

 

Repeat these 7 rows until the scarf is the length required

 

I worked until I had almost used 2 x 50g balls

 

Finish by casting off on the last row of a pattern repeat.

 

 

Please note: as you follow the instructions you will find that the eyelet pattern is worked on alternate right & wrong sides ~ this makes the scarf reversible