Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Long Tailed Baby Elf Hat - Tutorial & Pattern

Thanks for this pic Room 118!

Materials - A size I crochet hook, 1 skein of each color. I used Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton in strawberry & almond. This yarn is marked as level 4 worsted weight. It had a bumpy texture and seemed closer to a level 5 in bulkiness to me.


This hat is 37 inches from end of tail to bottom of the ribbed brim and about 12 inches in circumference.

Directions are given for making the hat larger.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Luck O' The Irish - Shamrock Tutorial

My Etsy shop is up & so is my Facebook Fan Page. What better way to get things started than with a tutorial on how to crochet a shamrock & 4-leaf clover. So in honor of St. Patrick, March & my Irish ancestors - here it goes!
L- 4-Leaf Clover in Worsted Weight,   R- Shamrock with Bulky yarn

Materials - Any weight yarn with hook to match it's weight. You will need a very small amount of yarn.

To start you have 2 options - work in a magic ring or chain 3 and join with a slip stitch.

For Leaves - work the following into the center of the magic or chain ring you just made - ch3, tr, dc, tr, ch3, sl st - do this 3 times for a shamrock & 4 times for a 4-leaf clover.

Stem - after last sl st chain 5 to 7 (depending on how long you want your stem, I did 5). Sc in second chain from the hook. Sl st in each ch up the stem. fasten off & weave in ends.

Note - if you used a magic ring you should tighten it up before crocheting the stem.

Now you can make it into a pin, a magnet, put it on a hair clip or head band!
Hopefully some Irish luck will rub off on both you & me!

Until next time - Erin Go Bragh!