Thursday, October 16, 2014

Toddler Bumpy Bobble Beany


Tons of requests for this one. I don't have a computer anymore so it is hard to post. Sorry about that.

This hasn't been tested. If you find a problem, please email me and I will try to get back to you.


Materials
1 Skein Size 4 aran weight yarn (I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby lobby)
Size J (6.00 mm) crochet hook or hook needed to get correct gauge
Size K (6.50 mm) crochet hook or one hook size up from your smaller hook


Gauge
3 st = 1” in pattern stitch with smaller hook
pattern st is (sc in one st, mb in next st.)


Approximate Finished Dimensions
1 - 3 years - 17” x 7”


Abbreviations
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch
mb - make bobble
rem - remaining


Notes
  • This pattern in written in American English terminology.
  • Rounds are joined with a slip stitch. Do not turn.
  • Instructions in *stars* are repeated the number of times indicated after the second *.
  • If you are not familiar with the magic loop, here is a good tutorial to learn the technique http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx If you are still not comfortable with the technique you can chain 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook instead.
  • Start the pattern using your smaller hook and then you will switch to the larger hook for the last few rounds as indicated in each individual set of instructions.


Special Stitches
mb - make bobble - Yarn over and insert hook into designated stitch. Yarn over and draw a loop through the stitch. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on the hook. You will now have 2 loops still on your hook. *Yarn over and insert hook into same stitch. Yarn over and draw a loop through the stitch. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on the hook* 2 times. You will now have a total of four loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw through all 4 loops. Bobble complete!


1 - 3 years
Foundation Row:  With smaller hook. Form a magic loop. 6 sc in loop. Pull tight. Join with sl st to first sc. (6 sts)
Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in same st, mb in same stitch. *Sc in next st, mb in same stitch* 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (12 sts = 6 bobbles and 6 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. 2 sc in each rem st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts)
Row 3:  Ch 1. Sc in same st, mb in next stitch. *Sc in next st, mb in next st* 11 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts = 12 bobbles and 12 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in same st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st* 11 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (36 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in same st, mb in next stitch. *Sc in next st, mb in next st* 17 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (36 sts = 18 bobbles and 18 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. *Sc in next 2 st. 2 sc in next st* 11 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (48 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1. Sc in same st, mb in next stitch. *Sc in next st, mb in next st* 23 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (48 sts = 24 bobbles and 24 sc)
Row 8: Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next 22 sts. 2 sts in next st. Sc in next 23 sts. 2 sc in next st. Join with sl st to first sc. (50 sts)
Row 9: Ch 1. Sc in same st, mb in next stitch. *Sc in next st, mb in next st* 24 times. Join with sl st to first sc. (50 sts = 25 bobbles and 25 sc)
Row 10: Ch 1. Sc in same st and each rem st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (50 sts)
Rows 11 -16: Repeat rows 9 and 10.
Rows 17 - 18: Switch to larger hook. Ch 1. Sc in same st and each rem st around. Join with sl st to first sc. (50 sts) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A few more Baby Bumpy Bobble Beanies!

Here are some more hats you guys made using my free baby bumpy bobble beanie pattern!





Monday, October 14, 2013

Butterick 5466 Pencil Skirt


This skirt, Butterick 5466 view D, is just fantastic and easy peasy to make. I chose it because I am tired of making skirts with darts in the front that end up with little bumps. My stomach is relatively flat so there is not really much for the fabric to curve around. I am really happy with the fit. It is probably the most well fitting garment that I have ever made. It is also incredibly comfortable. Not to mention it goes perfectly with my vintage 50's style. Win all around!

Fabric: Heavy weight 100% cotton home dec gingham fabric from my mother in law
Notions: Zipper and thread from my stash
Pattern: Butterick 5466 from my stash. I made a straight size 12 and then just fitted the princess seams on the muslin.
Cost: FREE!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall for Cotton Final Project


After a but of fussing with Simplicity 1590, it has been determined that this body does not do well with peplums. I switched over to New Look 6945. It is not a vintage pattern, but I think it is generic enough that with the correct fabric it can look good in a wardrobe from any decade. Pants are vintage reprint  Simplicity 3688.



I did an FBA, Moved the darts about 1" toward the middle, then changed them to princess seams, shortened the bodice by 3/4" and had to grade between different sizes to get it to fit properly. I also widened the back by 1".


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Strategy 9/29/13


To Do This Week:


  • Get my Fall for Cotton post up.
  • Continue working on my sweater for the Hetty Knit Along.

Recap Of Last Week:

  • Make muslin for Simplicity 1590 and make new pattern after fitting.
    • Turns out I do not look good with anything that has a peplum. Working on another top pattern to replace.
  • Work on Hetty sweater for the knit along.
    • Started sleeves. Going well!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Strategy 09/22/13


This week:



Recap Of Last Week:

  • Make muslin for Simplicity 1590 and make new pattern after fitting.
  • Work on Hetty sweater for the knit along.
    • Done body and I am ready to start working on the sleeves.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Shorts For Rose

I made these for Rose last week. They are McCalls 6403. I altered the pattern a lot to get them to fit properly and to get the style she wanted. I removed the pockets. Also, Rose 43" hips and a 28" waist. She is also tall so I had to lengthen the crotch depth 3 inches and lengthen the darts a bunch. Tall, curvy girls just aren't fair =)