Kittyboo Crochet

January 31, 2008

Another FBB

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I also managed to find time to make another FBB. This time I used 2 skeins of Cascade Pastaza in Mauve Heather – a really beautiful yarn.

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Boy Beanie

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The pattern was really easy to follow and worked up very quickly.

Boy Beanie from Above!

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Hello, I’m back after a long hiatus (thanks to our ISP not getting their act together!) Anyhow, what with moving house, Christmas and looking after a 7 month old baby, I haven’t had much time to crochet! Just managed a couple of projects from the Happy Hooker. Here we have my attempt at the boy beanie. I didn’t have any worsted weight yarn so just used two strands of a random black yarn from my stash held together. It seemed to work ok. Hubby seems happy with it anyhow!

November 21, 2007

Scarf of Many Colours

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The yarn is Rowan Country, an 100% wool, chunky yarn. It is a beautiful mix of reds, oranges, pinks, purples and a little green. I loved working with it. The scarf worked up incredibly quickly and slid over my bamboo hook very smoothly. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of it!

Scarf of Many Colours

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 The scarf measures approx. 180cm by 11cm wide. I made it by making 125 chains then just treble-crocheting back and forth for 7 rows. I used the leftover yarn to make the fringe. If I was making it again, I think I would make it slightly longer and narrower.

Scarf of Many Colours

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Scarf of Many Colours

Originally uploaded by kittyboo crochet

I fell in love with this yarn when I saw it in the shop – the colours are beautiful. I used it to make a simple scarf which I plan to give to my sister-in-law for Christmas.

November 6, 2007

Ruffle Scarf

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Ruffle Scarf

Originally uploaded by kittyboo crochet

Another way to wear the scarf. You can see the shape of the ruffles a bit better in this one…..

A bit about the yarn: The yarn used was Wendy Allegra which is 32% Alpaca 31% Acrylic 37% Polyester. Throughout the making of the scarf I was trying to decide whether I loved or hated it and, I’m sad to say, that I’ve finally come to the conclusion that it’s not very nice! Although it looks quite pretty in these pictures, for me, it has three major drawbacks. Firstly, I’m concerned that it’s a little bit too scratchy to wear close to the skin. I have quite sensitive skin, so this could just be me! Hubby says it’s fine but it’s definately not as soft as other yarns I’ve used. Secondly, it’s a bit more hairy than I’d have liked. Perhaps I’m just being picky (after all it was quite cheap!) but I’ve got some similiarly priced mohair which is far nicer. Finally, I wasn’t keen on how much the thickness of the yarn varies. At some points its close to laceweight and at others its more like DK. In some projects this could be a good thing, but not, I think, for this scarf

Ruffle Scarf

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Ruffle Scarf

Originally uploaded by kittyboo crochet

The scarf can be worn in a variety of ways – wrapped round and round to form a sort of ruffled collar or just wrapped around once as in this picture.

The scarf is approximately 150cm long and 8cm wide

Ruffle Scarf

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Ruffle Scarf

Originally uploaded by kittyboo crochet

This is a scarf I have made for my Mother-in-Law or Christmas. Here is the pattern:

Ruffle Scarf

Yarn: Wendy Allegra (50g) x 3 – 32% Alpaca 31% Acrylic 37% Polyester
Hook: 6.00mm

Please note:
I use British crochet terms. For American terms, substitute tr with dc and dc with sc.

Chain 170.
Row 1: I tr in 4th chain from hook. I tr into each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3. 1 tr into first tr. [2 tr into next tr, tr into next tr] repeat until end.
Rows 3 – 6: Repeat row 2.
Fasten off.

To finish
Join in yarn to first chain of foundation chain. Ch 1 and dc into each ch across.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

October 22, 2007

Baby Sweater – Free Pattern

Filed under: Crochet - finished objects,free patterns — by Rebecca @ 11:56 am
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This is my first attempt at writing up a pattern so please excuse any mistakes! The pictures below show what the finished article should look like. I wasn’t sure how to describe some things – such as how to shape the neckline, but hopefully its understandable. If you experience difficulties, please post a comment and I’ll try to help. Anyhow, here goes….

Frilled Baby Sweater

Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly DK (50g) x 3
Hook Size: 4.00mm
Size: To fit a baby of approximately 3 – 6 months old.

Please note:
I use British crochet terms. For American terms, substitute tr with dc and dc with sc.

Stitch Guide:
Tr2tog Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo and draw through a loop, yo, insert hook into next stitch yo and pull through a loop, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

Back
Chain 47.
Row 1: 1 tr into 3rd chain from hook, 1tr into each chain until end. Turn.
Row 2: 2 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into each tr until end. Turn
Rows 3 – 33: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.

Front

Chain 47.
Row 1: 1 tr into 3rd chain from hook, 1tr into each chain until end. Turn.
Row 2: 2 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into each tr until end. Turn
Rows 3 – 26: Repeat Row 2.

Shape Neck.
Row 27: 2 ch. 1 tr into next 16 tr, tr2tog, 1 tr into next tr. Turn.
Row 28: 2 ch, tr2tog, 1 tr into each tr until end. Turn.
Row 29: 2 ch, 1 tr into each tr until last 3 stitches, tr2tog, 1 tr into next tr. Turn.
Row 30: Repeat Row 28.
Row 31: Repeat Row 29.
Row 32: Repeat Row 28.
Row 33: Repeat Row 29.
Fasten Off.

Rejoin yarn at opposite edge of front. Turn. Repeat Rows 27 – 33 but do not fasten off.
Sorry – not sure if I’ve explained this very well but you’re basically making a mirror image of the first half of the neckline.

Make Buttonholes
1 ch, 1 dc into each tr until end. Turn.
Next Row: [3 ch, ss into 1st of 3 ch, miss 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc] repeat until last but one stitch. 1 dc into last dc.
Fasten Off.

Sleeves (make two the same)

Chain 28.
Row 1: 1 tr into 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr into each ch to end. Turn.
Row 2: 2 ch (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into each tr to end. Turn.
Rows 3 – 14: 2 ch, 1 tr into each tr until last but 1 stitch. 2 tr into last tr. Turn.
Rows 15 – 19: 2 ch, 1 tr into each tr to end.
Fasten Off.

Make-up

Place front and back together and join at shoulder on side without buttons. Fold Sleeves in half lengthways and place folds level with shoulders. Attach on either side and sew up seams. Sew up side seams. Sew on buttons to correspond with gaps in buttonhole edging.

Sleeve and Bottom Edging
You can do this before or after making up but I found it easier to do afterwards.

Work 4 dc into each tr stitch gap. Slip stitch into first dc.

Neckline Edging
Starting from buttonhole edging, work 4 dc into each tr stitch gap or stitch (I just worked in the stitches wherever there was space) all the way around the neckline, but not joining when you get back to shoulder with buttons on.
Weave in ends.

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