A brimmed (option for no brim included) hat for sizes 3-6 months and 6-12 months. Bow pattern included. Simple, elegant and perfect for any baby! This hat is special to me because I designed it for charity purposes. Made in soft yarn, this hat is perfect for babies who are struggling with cancer or other disorders or diseases where hair covering is a must.
A brimmed (option for no brim included) hat for sizes Teen to Large Adult. Bow pattern included. Simple and elegant, this one makes a great gift! This hat is special to me because I designed it for charity purposes. Made in soft yarn, this hat is perfect for teens and adults alike who are struggling with cancer or other disorders or diseases where hair covering is a must.
Simple Charity Toddler/Child Hat
This pattern is for the Toddler/Child size only. For NB and 0-3 sizes, see here. The 3-6 and 6-12 size and the Teen/Small Adult and Large Adult Patterns will be coming soon!
Cosmopolitan 6 Inch Granny Square
Key Lanyards for Teacher or Nurse
Today was a special day. I got a message from my Dad’s favorite aunt on Facebook the other day. I was excited to talk to her anyway because I never really have, and she is quite special to my father. But she offered me some of her mother’s crocheted items! I was so excited to open it, but I decided to wait and share this special moment with my followers and fans. So this is the unveiling of my GREAT AUNT’S work. When I pass these on to my daughter, they will be her GREAT GREAT AUNT’S work, and HER baby’s GREAT GREAT GREAT AUNT’S work. So that’s pretty unique to have a generational line of crocheters like that and I was proud to share them with you guys.
She never followed a pattern, so these were of her own making. I want to pick them apart and share the pattern with you guys because they are just beautiful. When I have that available you’ll know!
Also, I shared my intentions on having a father’s day giveaway to honor our men crocheters (really because I felt bad about leaving them out since I talk so much about empowering women through crochet). I know of a few who are always there to support us and I feel like they should be honored as well for father’s day because I feel like maybe we forget them or they don’t get included sometimes!
If you’ve got something crocheted by a family member or you have a note to share about someone who taught you, comment and show me! I’d love to see their work or your work! That’s always fun. As always, thanks for tuning in and thanks for watching and your continued support!
Thread Cross Bookmark, Ornament or Motif
Preferred Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s cotton size 10 thread
Measuring tape (to check gauge)
Skill level: Beginner
With 2.25mm hook:
1’’ x 1’’ square = 8dc x 3.5 rows
A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/
A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/
Abbreviations: (NOTE THAT NOT ALL ABBREVIATIONS WILL BE USED IN THIS PATTERN)
MC – Magic Circle For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:
CH – Chain
ST; STS – Stitch or stitches
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 together
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 together
DC – Double Crochet
DC2TOG- Double Crochet 2 together
TR – Treble Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
FO – Fasten Off
X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)
Tips: Ch 1, Ch 2, or Ch 3 turning chain at the beginning of the round does not count as first stitch. First stitch in the round will be in the same stitch as the turning chain.
NOTES: You may ch2 and dc for the first st in each row/section OR you can utilize a modified dc in place of the ch2 dc. Modified dc is easy once you get the hang of it. Try it out! It gives a more finished look. If you can’t get the hang of it or just don’t want to, ch2 and dc will work just fine!
Shell definition – 2dc, ch 2, 2dc
Round 1: In Magic Circle – Ch 2, Shell 4x around, join (4 shells)
Sl st to ch 2 sp
Top leg of cross:
Row 1: Ch 2, shell, turn (1 shell)
Sl st to ch 2 sp
Row 2: Rpt 1
Row 3: Rpt 1
Left leg of cross:
Sl st in at left shell of round 1 (ch1 if using modified dc)
Rpt all 3 rows of top leg
Right leg of cross:
Sl st in at right shell of round 1 (ch1 if using modified dc)
Rpt all 3 rows of top leg
Bottom leg of cross:
Sl st in at bottom shell of round 1 (ch1 if using modified dc)
Rpt all 3 rows of top leg
Row 4: Rpt 1 (1 shell)
Row 5: Rpt 1 (1 shell)
Hold thread in left hand, pull thread and measure to the crook of your elbow, do this twice. (So you should have a piece of thread the length of two of your forearms) Cut 6 strands of thread this length. Fold in half and slip knot at center through the bottom shell of the cross. Then separate 3 sections 4 strands thick and braid to end. Leave 2 inches at the end before knotting it.
If you choose to add beads to your project, as tester Suzanne Boren has in the photo below, then before starting to crochet, you will need to thread with a needle onto your thread before you crochet with it, 14 beads in the color of your choosing. At each chain 2 space, crochet 1 chain, pull up the next bead on your line and then chain again to secure it. Then continue on with the pattern as directed.
For a more detailed photo walkthrough see below