Christmas, Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts, Hat, Tutorials

CHRISTMAS DROP STITCH SCARF PATTERN

I designed this scarf to go along with some yarn that I recently dyed. I wanted something Christmas themed but I didn’t want to wear a really hot bulky scarf while attending Christmas parties.

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my project notes

CHRISTMAS DROP STITCH SCARF PATTERN

With US size 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles and fingering weight yarn cast on 47 sts

Set Up Row: knit across

Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *knit 2 tog, yo,* rep from * to last 2sts – k1, k1
Row 4: knit
Row 5: knit
Row 6: knit
Row 7: * k1, yo 6 times * rep from * to last 1 st – k1
Row 8: knit

Continue until you run out of yarn ending with row 5. Bind off loosely.

Add fringe if desired…

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You can find a tutorial for the hat here

 

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Tutorials

“Baby It’s Cold” Slipper Tutorial

“BABY IT’S COLD” SLIPPER TUTORIAL

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A few days ago my feet were freezing so I did what any crafty gal would do. I started browsing the Internet looking for the perfect slipper pattern. One big problem though, I have huge feet. I wear a women’s size 10 1/2 shoe and most slipper patterns are made for women with smaller feet. So, I decided to wing it and come up with my own pattern.

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What I came up with is the perfect slipper for a woman with larger feet. These slippers cover most of the top of my foot and are some of the coziest slippers I have ever worn. They also work up really fast. My first pair took me about 3 hours to crochet.

Materials Needed:

I used an F crochet hook and about 200 yards of worsted weight yarn. The yarn I used is Red Heart Super Saver in BonBon Print. I also used a darning needle to weave in the ends.

Round 1: Make a magic loop Ch 1, and 7 sc into magic loop (7 sc) -gently pull the loose end of your magic loop so that your stitches form a circle.

Round 2: Ch 1, (counts as first hdc) 2 hdc in each sc of round 1 sl st in first hdc (14 hdc)

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Round 3: Ch 1, (counts as first hdc) * two hdc in first hdc, one hdc in second hdc, * rep from* around. sl st in first hdc (21 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 1, (counts as first hdc) *two hdc in first hdc, one hdc in next two hdc, * rep from* around. sl st in first hdc (28 hdc)

Round 5 – 10: Ch 1, (counts as first hdc – one hdc in same stitch) one hdc in each hdc around (28 hdc)

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Round 11: Ch 1, (counts as first hdc – one hdc in same stitch ) one hdc in the next 19 hdc. (20 hdc) Turn and work in rows.

Work back and forth on those 20sts for a total of 10 rows.

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When done with row 10 cut yarn leaving a long tail. Fold the end in half and stitch together to form a heel.

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SC around the foot opening decreasing one stitch on each side where the sides join the area over the top of your foot.

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SC one more row around with no decreases.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Enjoy!

You may sell items that you make from this pattern but please don’t copy the text or photos as your own.

 

Tutorials

Cat Butt Coaster Tutorial

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I have UPDATED my tutorial – Enjoy

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Materials Needed:

I used an H crochet hook and scraps of worsted weight yarn. I also used a darning needle to weave in the ends.

Round 1: PINK – Make a magic loop Ch 1, and 5 sc into magic loop (5 sc) -gently pull the loose end of your magic loop so that your stitches form a circle.

Round 2: Switch colors, Ch 1, 2sc into each original 5 sc, sl st in first sc to join (10 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc* repeat from * around, sl st in first sc to join (15 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in the next two sc* repeat from * around, sl st in first sc to join (20 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in the next three sc* repeat from * around, sl st in first sc to join (25 sc)

Round 6: Ch 1, *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in the next four sc* repeat from * around, sl st in first sc to join (30 sc)

Round 7: Ch 1, *2sc in first sc, 1 sc in the next five sc* repeat from * around, sl st in first sc to join (35 sc)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc 12, (chain 5 hdc in second ch from hook hdc in each remaining chain and join to the next sc with a sl st), sc 6, (chain 5 hdc in second ch from hook hdc in each remaining chain and join to the next sc with a sl st), sc 11, (chain 12 hdc in second ch from hook hdc in each remaining chain and join to the next sc with a sl st)

Cut yarn & weave in ends & enjoy!!!!

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    • Start with pink yarn and sc 5 stitches into a magic loop. Pull tight and switch colors (I used gray)
    • 2sc into each original 5 sc.
    • I expanded 3 more rows by adding extra stitches every so often
    • I used a stitch marker to mark the top (tail) at the start of the next round and then I placed the legs at the bottom with room for the tail to fit in between them.

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The new pattern makes a larger and more defined cat butt coaster. Cat butt odor not included.

You may make or sell items from this pattern but please link back to me.

 

Handmade Gifts, Hat, Tutorials

Snowman Hat Tutorial

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I’ve been seeing tons of super cute snowman hats on Pinterest lately. I wanted to make some for my kids but I didn’t find the exact pattern I wanted to use. So I knit a basic hat and crocheted a carrot nose. Buttons eyes added a nice and easy finishing touch.

So here goes my first crack at a tutorial in case you’d like to make something similar.

Snowman Hat Tutorial

80 sts on US size 6 DPN’s

1 1/2 inches K1 P1 ribbing in your choice of color

Switch to white. Knit in stockinette stitch for a total of 4 inches

Switch to black. Knit 1 round purl 3 or 4 rounds. Knit until hat reaches a total of 5 inches.

Start decreases. K8 k2tog knit next round and so on.

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The Carrot Nose

Chain 10, turn sc in 2nd stitch from hook. 2hdc, 2dc, 3 triple crochet

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