Sunday, April 24, 2011

Free Pattern: Size 3 Thread Washcloth Close Scallop Stitch Large


I find washcloths made with regular cotton yarn too thick; they don't dry fast enough for me.  I prefer to use two strands of size 3 cotton thread together, which I think moves better and dries faster.  This stitch pattern makes a bumpy, absorbent cloth.

The finished cloth is a large one - about 12 by 12.  Because crochet thread is not made to be dried, it will shrink quite a bit in the dryer.  But don't be afraid to dry it - it still looks and works great!  This big cloth is great for spills and cleanup.  Find the smaller size here.

Supplies:
Two balls size 3 cotton thread (here I used Royale Natural)
Size 5mm (H/8) hook

Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet
Sc: single crochet

Instructions:
With two strands of thread held together, ch 49.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.  *Skip 2 ch, 4 dc in next ch.  Skip 2 ch, sc in next ch.  Repeat from * to end.
Row 2-27 (or until about square): Ch 3, turn.  2 dc in sc.  *Sc in the space between the 2nd and 3rd dcs (see picture below).  4 dc in next sc.  Repeat from *, sc in ch 3 sp.

Notes:
Don't measure for size until after the second row.
On your first few rows, double check to make sure your 4 dcs are in the sc, not in the last dc of the cluster.  It's an easy mistake to make.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

Monday, April 18, 2011

For Sale!

Alli Crafts now has an Etsy site!  Probably just for this month, I am selling the hats I have made.  Check them out!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Free Pattern: Thick and Thin Striped Beanie - Newborn


As an earflap hat here.
Find the premie size here.
Find the 3-month size here.
Find the 6-month size here.

Craft Tutorial: How to Make a Diaper Cake


A diaper cake is a great homemade baby shower gift that doubles as a baby shower decoration.  This diaper cake was for my friend's baby girl with a brown and pink nursery, but a diaper cake can be easily personalized to fit either gender and any taste.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Free Pattern: Thick and Thin Striped Beanie - Premie



Find the newborn size here.
Find the 3-month size here.
Find the 6-month size here.

One of my best friends recently found out that she is having a little boy.  There aren't as many cute hats for boys as there are for girls, but I think this stripey beanie will do him justice.  :)

It should measure about 11" around and about 4.5" from top to bottom.

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