Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Yoked Sweater 
by Kathy Pennington
Inspired by a friend who makes Suzetta Williams Baby Vest Garter Ridges for charity all the time, her granddaughter, a teenager,  wanted one for herself.  She searched for weeks and could not find the exact pattern she wanted.  In a conversation we wanted to give it a try, so we contacted Suzie and I set out to create this sweater.  Her granddaughter loved it.
I would like to thank Suzie and Erin for their inspiration and Erin for testing the pattern.  I hope others enjoy it also.
I have written in several options that can be made as you go along such as 1 or 2 buttons, and different lengths.  I would suggest you read the pattern carefully before starting.
 Materials
2-3 Skeins Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Size 9 circular knitting needles for small, 10 1/2 circular knitting needles for medium
Place Markers
Yarn needle
1 or 2 Buttons (see pattern notes to determine size)
Yoke
Cast on 61
Row 1:  K across
Row 2:  K across
Row 3:  K across
Row 4: buttonhole row  K3, yo, k2tog, K to the end of the row
Note:   For a large button, work row 4 as follows, K2, BO 3, K to the end of the row.
Row 5:  K across
Note:  For a large button, K 56, CO 3, K 2
Row 6:  K across
Row 7: K across
Row 8: K 7,  P 47, K 7
Row 9:  K 7 (inc 1, K 1) to last 8 st, inc 1, K7 (85 sts)
Row 10: K 7, P 71, K7
Row 11:  K across
Row 12: K 7, P71, K7
Row 13:  K across
Row 14:  K across
Row 15  K 7, (inc 1, K 2) to last 8 st, inc 1, K 7 (109 sts)
Row 16:  K 7, P 95, K 7
Row 17: K across
Row 18: K 7, P 95, K 7
Row 19:  K across
Row 20: K acroiss
Row 21:  K 7, (inc 1, K3) to last 8 st, inc 1 K 7 (133 st)
Row 22: K 7, P 119, K 7
Row 23: K across
Row 24:  K 7, P 119, K7
Row 25:  K across
Row 26:  K across
Row 27:  K 7, (inc 1, K 4) to last 8 st, inc 1, K 7 (157 st)
Row 28: K 7, P 143, K 7
Row 29:  K across
Row 30: K 7, P 143, K 7
Row 31: K across
Row 32: K across
Row 33:  K 7 (inc 1, K5) to last 8 sts, inc 1, K7 (181 st)
Row 34:  K 7, P 167, K 7
Row 35: K across
Row 36: K 7, P 167, K 7
Row 37: K across
 Row 38: K across
Row 39:  K 7, (inc 1, K 6) to last 8 sts, inc 1, K7 (205 st)
Row 40: K 7, P 191, K 7
Row 41: K across
Row 42:  K 7, P 191, K 7
Row 43: K across
Row 44:  K across
Row 45: K 7, (inc 1, K7) to last 8 sts, inc 1, K 7 (229 sts)
Row 46: K 7, P 215, K 7
Row 47:  K across
Row 48:  K 7, P 215, K 7
Row 49:  K across
Row 50:  K across
Row 51: K 7, (inc 1, K 8)  to last 8 sts, inc 1, K 7 (253 sts)
Row 52: K7, P 36, place marker, P 48, place marker, P to last 7 st, K7
Row 53:  K 43 ,place marker, K 48, place marker, K across moving markers as you get to them
Row 54:  K 7, P to last 7 st, moving markers as you get to them, K 7
Row 55: K across
Row 56: K across
Row 57: K across
Row 58 (no buttonhole):  K across
Row 58 (small buttonhole): K to last 7 sts, then, K 3, yo k2tog, K 2
Row 58 (large buttonhole): K to last 7 sts, then K 2, BO 3, K 2
Row 59 (no buutonhole or small buttonhole):  K across
Row 59 (large buttonhole): K2, CO3, K across
Row 60: K across
Row 61: (forming armholes) K to first marker, BO sts between first and second marker, K to third marker, BO st between third and fourth markersm K ti the end (157 sts)
Row 62: K 7, P 42, P2tog, P 57, P2tog, P42 , K 7 (155 sts)
Row 63: K across
Row 64: K 7, P to last 7 sts, K7
Rows 65-150:  Repeat rows 63 and 64 43 times (see note below for length variations)
Rows 151-157: Knit
Bind off all stitches.
NOTE:  For waist length sweater stop at Row 120, then 7 rows of knit.   For a mid hip length, work 150 rows, then 7 rows of knit, and for lower thigh length work 180 rows, then 7 rows of knit. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FAMILY OF BEANIES

FAMILY OF BEANIES - BITTY TO BIGGIE
Edit 8/28/14:  Round 8 of Lil Kid's cap corrected.

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, less than 2 oz of main color and 1 oz of contrasting color
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (if you crochet loosely use a H hook)
H (5.0 mm) crochet hook (optional)
Tapestry needle

GAUGE:  13 Dc = 4 Inches, first 3 rounds measures about 4 inches in diameter

NOTES:
1.  Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2.  When joining with a slip stitch, pull the slip stitch tight.
3.  Do not count the ch 2 at beginning of rounds as a dc.
4.  When changing colors complete the last slipstitch of the previous round with the new color.
5.  The optional H hook can be used for the last double crochet round and the front and back post rounds for a tighter “rib” cuff.
6.  Caps in photo were crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver Aspen Print and Warm Brown.

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Ea = each
St -= stitch
Sts = stitches
Sc = single crochet

SIZE:  Baby’s approximately 12-15 inches, depth about 6 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (36 sts)


ROUND 4:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (36 sts)

ROUND 5:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (42 sts)


ROUND 6-7:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (42 sts)


ROUND 8:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (42 sts)


ROUND 9:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (42 sts)

ROUND 10:
 Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (42 sts)

ROUNDS 11-12:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (42 sts)


ROUND 13: Ch 2, dc each st, join with a slipstitch around first true dc as if to front post. (42 sts)

ROUND 14: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to front post. (42 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.

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SIZE:  Lil Kid’s 15-18 inches, depth about 7 inches
  
INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (36 sts)

ROUND 4:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (36 sts)

ROUND 5:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)

ROUNDS 6-7:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sts)


ROUND 8:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (48 sts)

ROUNDS 9-10:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sts)

ROUND 11:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (48 sts)

ROUNDS 12-13:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (48 sts)

ROUND 14: Ch 2, dc each st, join with a slipstitch around first true dc as if to front post. (48 sts)

ROUND 15-16: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to front post. (48 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.

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SIZE:  Kid’s 16-19 inches, depth about 7.50 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (36 sts)

ROUND 4:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)


ROUNDS 5-6:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sts)

ROUND 7:
  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in 7 sts, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (54 sts)

ROUNDS 8-9:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (54 sts)

ROUND 10:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (54 sts)

ROUNDS 11-12:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.   Join with a slipstitch in first sc.   (54 sts)

ROUND 13:
  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (54 sts)

ROUNDS 14-15:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (54 sts)


ROUND 16: Ch 2, dc each st, join with a slipstitch around first true dc as if to front post. (54 sts)

ROUNDS 17-18: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to front post. (54 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.

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SIZE: Bigger Kid’s 16-20 inches, depth about 8 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (36 sts)

ROUND 4:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)


ROUND 5-6:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sts)

ROUND 7:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in 5 sts, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (56 sts)

ROUND 8:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (56 sts)

ROUND 9:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (56 sts)

ROUNDS 10-11:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.   Join with a slipstitch in first sc.   (56 sts)

ROUND 12:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (56 sts)

ROUNDS 13:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (56 sts)


ROUND 14:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (56 sts)

ROUNDS 15-16:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (56 sts)


ROUND 17: Ch 2, dc each st, join with a slipstitch around first true dc as if to front post. (56 sts)

ROUNDS 18-19: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to front post. (56 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.

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SIZE:  Woman and Teen’s 18-21 inches, depth about 8.5 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (36 sts)

ROUND 4:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)


ROUNDS 5-6:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sts)

ROUND 7:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (60 sts)

ROUNDS 8-9:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (60 sts)

ROUND 10:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (60 sts)

ROUNDS 11-12:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.   Join with a slipstitch in first sc.   (60 sts)

ROUND 13:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (60 sts)

ROUNDS 14-15:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (60 sts)


ROUND 16:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (60 sts)

ROUNDS 17-18:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (60 sts)

ROUND 19: Ch 2, dc each st, join with a slipstitch around first true dc as if to front post. (60 sts)

ROUNDS 20-21: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to front post. (60 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.

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SIZE:  Men’s 20-23 inches, depth about 9.25 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (36 sts)

ROUND 4:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)


ROUNDS 5-6:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (48 sts)

ROUND 7:
  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (60 sts)

ROUNDS 8-9:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (60 sts)

ROUND 10:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in 9 sts, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.  (66 sts)

ROUNDS 11-12:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.   Join with a slipstitch in first sc.   (66 sts)

ROUND 13:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (66 sts)

ROUNDS 14-15:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (66 sts)


ROUND 16:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (66 sts)

ROUNDS 17-18:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (66 sts)


ROUND 19:  Change to main color.  Ch 2, dc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first dc.   (66 sts)

ROUNDS 20-21:  Change to contrasting color.  Ch 1, sc in ea st.  Join with a slipstitch in first sc.  (66 sts)

I used the optional H hook for the rib on this cap.

ROUND 22: Ch 2, dc each st, join with a slipstitch around first true dc as if to front post. (66 sts)

ROUNDS 23-24: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), bpdc around next st.  *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch around ch 2 as if to front post. (66 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BINKY-PACIFIER TETHER




















MATERIALS:
Worsted weight (4) cotton yarn, slightly less than 11 yards
US Size F (4.0 mm) crochet hook
1 One inch suspender clip
Tapestry needle

NOTES:
1.    Read instructions through before beginning.
2.    I used Lily Sugar and Cream and Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton leftover from other projects.
3.    I ordered the clips from Everything Ribbons on Etsy.
4.    Fsc is foundation single crochet.  Here’s a link to how to make fsc:  


INSTRUCTIONS:
Row 1: Attach yarn to bar of clip with a sc, 4 sc around bar.  If you work over the tail you will have one less end to weave in.  (5 sts)

Rows 2 - 10: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across.  (5 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn.  Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts.  (4 sts).

Row 12: Ch 1, turn.  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts.  (3 sts).

Row 13 - 32: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across.  (3 sts).

Row 33: Ch 1, turn.  Sc2tog, sc in next st.  (Should be about 8 inches long)  (2 sts).

DO NOT fasten off.

LOOP: (photo shows where to make first fsc)

Ch 1, turn.  Sc in 1 st.  Starting by working in side of sc, work 15 fsc.  (Loop should be about 4 inches long.)

Fasten off leaving about a 5 inch tail.  Use the tapestry needle to securely sew end of loop to row 33.

Weave in ends.

TO USE:  Slip loop through ring on binky, then slip clip end through the loop and pull snug.  Fasten clip to baby’s clothing.



Saturday, January 04, 2014

Top Blogger

My World's Easiest Crocheted Afghan was one of the top 100 patterns in 2013 on All Free Crochet.

Thanks for making me a "Top Blogger".

Friday, November 01, 2013

BASIC KID'S BEANIE

This is the cap I have been making for the local Salvation Army.  I wasn’t going to post the pattern but several people have asked me to share the pattern I was using.

I want to thank Jo in NY for testing the pattern.


SIZE:  Kid’s 18-20 inches, depth about 7.5 inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 2 ounces
H (5.0 mm) or I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

NOTES:
1.  Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2.  Should fit children 3 to 12 years old.  For older children you can work a couple extra double crochet rounds to increase the depth.
3.  When joining with a slip stitch, pull the slip stitch tight.
4.  Do not count the ch 2 at beginning of rounds as a dc.
5.  Cap in photo was crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver and H hook.
6.  When I made some with Caron One Pound I used the I hook and only increased to 52 stitches.  To increase to 52 stitches work 2 dc in every 12th stitch on round 5.

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Ea = each
St = stitch
Sts = stitches
Fpdc = front post double crochet
Bpdc = Back post double crochet

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slip stitch in first dc.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in ea st.  Join with a slip stitch in first dc. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch in first dc.  (36 sts)

ROUND 4:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch in first dc. (48 sts)


ROUND 5:
 Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc in 7 sts, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch in first dc.  (54 sts)

ROUND 6:
 Ch 2, dc in each st.  Join with a slip stitch in first dc.  (54 sts)

Repeat round 6 until cap measures at least 6.5 inches (center to edge).  On most of my caps this was 11 rounds.  On the last round slip stitch around first true dc as if to fpdc.

NEXT 2 ROUNDS:  Ch 2 (counts as first fpdc), *bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st.  Repeat from * around.  End with a slip stitch around ch 2 as if to fpdc.  (54 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

With the beginning tail and using your tapestry needle run tail through the beginning double crochets and pull tightly to close any hole in the top of the cap.


Monday, October 21, 2013

ITTY BITTY AND NOT SO ITTY BITTY MITTS FOR KIDS

The local Salvation Army was so pleased to get my caps I decided to make something to keep little hands warm.  I made a mitten, then thought if only the end was open it would fit a wider range of ages.  So I played around with my envisioned mitt.  It had to be quick, no sewing and fit lots of kids.  I came up with was the Itty Bit Bigger mitt, of course at that point I hadn't named it. Then I decided I needed a wider range of sizes so came up with the Itty Bitty and the Not So Itty Bitty mitts.   So today I delivered the first batch of mitts and 59 more caps.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern and maybe make a few for a charity.  After all these kids didn't make the decision to live in a car or under a bridge.

ITTY BITTY AND NOT SO ITTY BITTY CROCHETED MITTS FOR KIDS
Many thanks to Vanessa in WA who tested this pattern for me.
 Below you see her mitt.
SIZES:  Crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver (if made with a different thickness yarn your results will be different.  Vanessa made hers with a G and H hooks.

Itty Bitty: 2.75 inches across above thumb hole and 5.75 inches long
Itty Bit Bigger: 3 inches across above thumb hole and 6.5 inches long
Not So Itty Bitty:  3.25 inches across above thumb hole and 7.5 inches long

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight (4) yarn approximately 1.5 (1.75, 2) ounces 
US Size G (4.50 mm) crochet hook
US Size F (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Marker ( I use a bobby pin)
Tapestry needle

GAUGE:
8 sc = 2 inches 

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = chain
Sc  =  single crochet
St = stitch
Sts = stitches

NOTES:
  1. Read instructions through before beginning.
  2. Mitts are the same for both hands.
  3. After the cuff is joined into a tube the hand portion of the mitt is worked in continuous rounds.  This is where your marker needs to be used to keep track of rounds.
  4. Okay, here’s my spiel about the different thicknesses of worsted weight (4) yarns.  The thickness vary from the thinner yarns like Lion Brand Pound of Love and Caron Simply Soft to the thicker Caron One Pound.  All called worsted weight (4) yarns, go figure.  Due to this huge difference you may need to change your hook size and if making for a specific person use instructions for smaller or larger size than the measurements above indicate. 

INSTRUCTIONS:
Smallest size is first, medium and large in parentheses.  Small (medium, large)

CUFF:

With G hook, ch 8 (9, 10) sts. 

Switch to F hook for remainder of cuff.

Row 1:  Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.  I like to work into the bumps on the back of the chain, but that isn’t necessary.  (7, 8, 9 sts)

Rows 2-21 (2-23, 2-25):   Ch 1, turn.  Sc in the back loop of each st across.  (7, 8, 9 sts)

Joining cuff into a tube:
Ch 1, turn.  Hold the cuff as though you are about to work another row.  Take the beginning edge of your cuff and fold up to meet the last row worked.  Hook should be to the right, and in the row behind the beginning yarn tail.  Slipstitch these rows together through the back loop.  (7, 8, 9 sts)

Do not fasten off. 

Turn cuff so that the slipstitch row is to the inside. 

Change to G hook for remainder of mitt.

Round 1:   Ch 1, working into the sides of the cuff rows, sc 21 (23, 25) sts around top edge of cuff.  Do not join, work in continuous rounds.  (21, 23, 25 sts)

Round 2:  Sc in next 9 (10, 11) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in  next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 (9, 10) sts.  (23, 25, 27 sts)

Round 3:  Sc around.  (23, 25, 27 sts)

Round 4:  Sc in next 10 (11, 12) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 (10, 11) sts.  (25, 27, 29 sts)

Round 5:   Sc around.  (25, 27, 29 sts)

Round 6:   Sc in next 11 (12, 13) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 (11, 12) sts.  (27, 29, 31 sts)

Round 7:  Sc around.  (27, 29, 31 sts)

Round 8:  Sc in next 12 (13, 14) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 (12, 13) sts.  (29, 31, 33 sts)

Round 9:   Sc around.  (29, 31, 33 sts)

Round 10:  Sc in next 13 (14, 15) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 (13, 14) sts.  (31, 33, 35 sts)

Small size skip to round 13.

Round 11 (medium and large only):   Sc around.  (33, 35 sts)

Medium size skip to round 13.

Round 12 (large only):   Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts.  (37 sts)

Round 13 (all sizes):  Sc in next 11 (12, 13) sts, skip 9 (9, 11) sts (for thumb hole), sc in next 11 (12, 13) sts.  (22, 24, 26 sts)

Round 14:  Sc into each st around. (22, 24, 26 sts)

Repeat round 14 until the measurement from the thumb hole is 1.5 (1.75, 2) inches.  Approximately 6 (7, 9) rounds]. 

Remove marker and lay mitt flat with thumb hole to one side.  Last st should be at the side opposite the thumb hole, if it not sc to 1 st before side and slipstitch in next st.  Here you can fasten off your usual way or use the invisible fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Make a second mitt.



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