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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Crochet Sheldon Beanie Free Pattern

Namaste Friends!

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

The year 2021 is coming to an end and it looks likes the coronavirus will be (sadly) accompanying us into 2022. And with the constant mutations, there is not much we can do to prevent it except look for ways to fight back. 

But let us look at positive things like the upcoming festive season! 
Here, in India it was festivals galore in the last few months, leaving me very little time for blogging.

I have a free beanie pattern for you today which I hope you will find useful for gifting or for yourself.

It is the Sheldon Beanie named after my favourite character in The Big Bang Theory
In fact, I love all the main characters in the series and it is my favourite series.

Crochet free beanie pattern

The pattern is for a unisex hat and also one of the reasons I named it Sheldon. So if you are looking forward to making something handmade for your Dad, Grandad, brother or that someone special, I hope you will give it a try.

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So here goes the Sheldon crochet beanie pattern.

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Hat measures approximately 22 inches (56 cms) around and 8 inches (20 cms) in height. (Adult size)

Materials:


Gauge: 18 stitches = 4” in Alpine stitch pattern.

Notes:

This pattern uses US terminology.

The hat is worked top-down, in the round without turning.

Chain 3 at beg of round counts as a DC.

Chain 1 and chain 2 at beg of round does not count as a stitch.     

Abbreviations:

beg – beginning,

ch - chain,

st – stitch,

sp – space,

sl st – slip stitch,

dc – double crochet,

yo – yarn over hook,

flo – front loop only

blo – back loop only

fpdc – front post double crochet,


Pattern stitches:

Fpdc: Front Post Double crochet – YO and insert hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second dc of the round below, then insert hook from back to front between the posts of the second and third dc. YO and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have three loops on the hook. YO and draw the yarn through two loops on the hook, twice. One Fpdc is complete.

To know more about Post stitches check out this detailed post HERE.
Round 11 and 12 are worked in the front and back loops respectively, see THIS POST for different ways to work into a stitch.

Free sheldon crochet hat pattern
Instructions:

The Sheldon beanie is worked top-down, so we start at the top of the crown.

  • Round 1: Using colour A, Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.

  • Round 2: Ch 3, 11 dc into ring, join with slip stitch in 3rd chain of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

  • Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st * 2 dc in next st,  rep from * till the end, join with slip st in 3rd chain of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

  • Round 4: Ch 3, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st,  rep from* till the end, join with slip st in 3rd chain of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

  • Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 2 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.  (48 dc)

  • Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 3 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.   (60 dc)

  • Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 4 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.   (72 dc)

  • Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in nxt st, * dc in nxt 5 sts, 2dc in nxt st, rep from * till end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.   (84 dc)

    At the end of Round 8, your circle, also known as the Crown of the hat, should measure around 6.5 – 7 inches and this is where we stop increasing.

  • Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, join with sl.st. in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.  (84 dc)
  • Round 10: Repeat round 9.
Sheldon crochet hat detail

    To start the Alpine stitch panel:

    Note: Change to Colour B if using two colours or just continue with colour A.


  • Round 11: This round is worked in the front loops only (FLO) of the DCs in Round 10.

    Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in same st, sc in flo of each st around, ending with sl st in first sc of round. (84 sc)


  • Round 12: This round is worked in the unused back loops only (BLO) of the DCs in Round 10.

    Ch 3, dc in blo of nxt st, dc in blo of each st around ending with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (84 dc)

  • Round 13: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st around, ending with sl.st. in 1st sc of round. (84 sc)
  • Round 14: Ch 3, sk next st, fpdc around the dc below in Round 12, *dc in next st, sk next st, fpdc around the dc below, rep from * around ending with sl.st. in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (84 sts)

    Note: Pull up the fpdc to the height of the dc, this will prevent this round from folding over.

  • Round 15: Repeat Round 13.
  • Round 16: Ch 2 (does not count as st), fpdc around the ch 3 below the ch 2 in Round 14, dc in next st in Round 15, *sk next st, fpdc around the dc below, dc in next st, rep from * around ending with sl.st in the 1st fpdc of the round. (84 sts)

    Note: Ensure that the fpdc made in this round is above the dc of Round 14 and not above the fpdc.

  • Round 17: Repeat Round 13.
  • Round 18: Repeat Round 14.
  • Round 19: Repeat Round 13.
  • Round 20: Repeat Round 16.

    The height of the hat will now be around 6.75 inches approximately.

  • Round 21: Repeat Round 11. (84 sc)
  • Round 22: Working in the unused back loops of Round 20, repeat Round 13. (84 sc)
  • Round 23 - 27: Repeat Round 13. Fasten off. Weave ends in using a yarn needle.

    The height for an adult hat is usually around 8.5 inches so feel free to increase or reduce the number of these single crochet rounds to get the height you desire. 

Free crochet sheldon hat pattern

In the Blue and white Sheldon beanie above, I have omitted Rounds 11 and 21 which give a textured edge to the Alpine stitch section. This also means that Rounds 12 and 22 will be worked in both loops of the previous round.

If anything above does not make sense feel free to contact me 😀.

You may have noticed a bunch of advertisements popping up and I know they can be irritating. This is something new for me and I am just learning and getting the hang of it, so until then please bear with me (and the ads 😀).

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Sheldon crochet beanies

Hope you enjoy making the Sheldon beanie. 

Thank you for your time.

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Wear a mask, get vaccinated, stay safe, stay healthy.             
    

Monday, 24 February 2020

Crochet Brooke Scarf Free Pattern

Namaste friends.

Hope 2020 has started well for you. A New Year calls for a new pattern, so I have the Brooke crochet scarf pattern for you.

Crochet Classes

Before we move on to the pattern I have some great news to share, especially if you stay in Mumbai. 
My Crochet Classes are now in session at Kanjurmarg East. 
There are weekend batches for working women and classes for beginners as well as advanced crocheters.
For more details, you can contact me by email at crochetkari@gmail.com and also on Facebook and Instagram.

Crochet Brooke Scarf Pattern

crochet brooke scarf free pattern


This is a very easy pattern as it uses only DCs and SCs.

Skill Level:    Easy                    

Size: Scarf measures approximately 74 inches  and  8.5 inches
         wide ( 187 cms by 21 cms).

Materials:
·        Yarn - DKweight yarn* around  185 gms/ approx. 6.5 oz   
·        Hooks - US G/6(4.00 mm),* UK 8

Gauge:  10 rows = 4". 
               Two Butterflies and two 3dc groups = 4".
     
Notes:
·        This pattern uses US terminology.
·        Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as first Dc.
·        The pattern is worked in multiples of 12 + 2.


Abbreviations: 
beg – beginning,  
ch - chain,  
st – stitch,
sp – space,  
yo – yarn over hook,
sc – single crochet,
dc – double crochet,
rep – repeat,
RS – Right side.


Pattern stitches:
Butterfly stitch: Into the space indicated work (3 dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, 3 dc). One butterfly made.


crochet brooke scarf free pattern


Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 50, sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in nxt ch, rep from * till end. Turn. (12 ch-3 sps).

Row 2: (RS)  Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, ch 2, sc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, butterfly in nxt ch-3 sp (see pattern stitch above), * sk sc, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk sc, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, sk sc, butterfly in nxt ch-3 sp, rep from * across ending with ch 2, sc in last sc. Turn. (4 butterflies, 2 ch-2 sps, 3 ch-3 sps)

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, * ch 3, sk sc & 3dc, sc into top of ch 3, ch 5, sk sc, sc into top of ch 3, ch 3, sk 3dc & sc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, rep from * across ending with 2 dc in ch-2 sp and dc in last st. Turn.                     (15 dc, 8 ch-3 sps, 4 ch-5 sps)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, ch 2, sk 2 dc, sc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, butterfly in nxt ch-5 sp, * sk sc, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in nxt ch-3 sp, sk sc, butterfly in nxt ch-5 sp, rep from * across ending with ch 2, sc in top og beg ch 3. Turn. (4 butterflies, 2 ch-2 sps, 3 ch-3 sps)

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

To complete one half of the scarf, repeat rows 5 and 6 till scarf measures 33 – 35 inches (or as long as desired). Take care to stop at an even-numbered (butterfly) row, then work last two rows as follows;

Last odd Row: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk sc & 3 dc, sc into top of ch 3, [ch 3, sk sc, sc into top of ch 3, ch 2, sk 3 dc & sc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, sk sc & 3 dc, sc into top of ch-3 sp,] 3 times, ch1, sk 3dc & sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in last st.  Turn. (15 dc, 2 ch-1 sps, 6 ch-2 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)

Last even Row: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in nxt 2 sts, sc in ch-1 sp, * sc in nxt sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in nxt sc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in nxt 3 dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, rep from * ending with sc in ch-1 sp, sc in nxt 3 sts. (49 sc).
         Fasten off. Weave in the yarn tail.

To complete the other half of the scarf, with right side (RS) facing you, attach yarn to first Sc of Row 1.

Row 1: Work as per Row 2 above.

Row 2: Work as per Row 3 above.

Row 3: Work as per Row 4 above.

To complete the second half of the scarf, repeat rows 2 and 3 till scarf matches the first half. Take care to stop at an odd-numbered (butterfly) row, then work last two rows as follows;

Last even Row: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk sc & 3 dc, sc into top of ch 3, [ch 3, sk sc, sc into top of ch 3, ch 2, sk 3 dc & sc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 2, sk sc & 3 dc, sc into top of ch-3 sp,] 3 times, ch1, sk 3dc & sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in last st. Turn. (15 dc, 2 ch-1 sps, 6 ch-2 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)

Last odd Row: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in nxt 2 sts, sc in ch-1 sp, * sc in nxt sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in nxt sc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in nxt 3 dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, rep from * ending with sc in ch-1 sp, sc in nxt 3 sts. (49 sc).
         Fasten off. Weave in the yarn tail.

crochet brooke scarf free pattern

crochet brooke scarf free pattern

Hope you enjoy crocheting the Brooke Scarf. 


The ad-free print-friendly PDF pattern is available on Etsy and Ravelry.

crochet brooke scarf free pattern


Feel free to let me know if you find any errors in the pattern.

Next time I will post the free pattern for the Brooke beanie shown above.

Until then Happy crocheting! :)


Saturday, 26 January 2019

Stardust Melodies Afghan Ta-Dah

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Namaste friends, Happy Republic Day.

Today India celebrates its 70th Republic Day and it is a proud day for every Indian. As per the tradition started by my Dad, I watched the Republic Day parade on TV. I love watching the parade, the spirited marching, the tableaus and the dances performed by school children. 
Don't patriotic celebrations and the National Anthem leave you teary-eyed? 
No? Only me?... Okay, never mind. 

On a side note, I don't understand all this controversy about (not) standing up for the National Anthem when it is played at the beginning of movies, at the theatres. 
Young men are giving up their lives at our borders so that you can relax, live a normal life and watch a movie whenever you want to. And you cannot stand up for 52 seconds while the National Anthem is playing! Disgusting!!
Worry not, that is the end of my rant :)

Now, on to the crochet front, I am going to share my most favourite project till date - the Stardust Melodies Blanket.


Stardust Melodies Blanket Crochetkari


The Pattern:

This pattern was a CAL on Every Trick on the Hook by the super talented Polly Plum. 
It consists of 24 squares and 2 different types of borders. The CAL ran for 13 weeks with two patterns being released per week.

Now for the best part! Twelve of the squares were free (still free on the blog) and twelve were paid patterns on Ravelry. I decided to make only the free ones and repeat them to make my blanket. 
But two weeks into the CAL I was in love with the patterns and decided to make all the squares. :)

As you can see it was totally worth it!


Stardust Melodies Blanket Crochetkari


Yarn:

The reason I was excited about this project was that it gave me a chance to get out my favourite yarn which I had been hoarding for years viz: Stylecraft Special DK.*

I had purchased the yarn from Deramores over the years, in small lots. Mainly because the cost of yarn along with shipping fees made it a bit expensive. And I was going to use it only for a very special project. 



The shades I chose are Apricot, Citron, Meadow, Pomegranate, Sherbet, Shrimp and Turquoise. I wanted a bright nursery theme and a mix of colours that would make the blanket lovely enough for a girl or a boy. :)


Hook:

I used a 4.50 mm hook* for the blanket, which was the recommended hook. It has given a lovely drape to the blanket.

Stardust Melodies Blanket Crochetkari


I was going to block the blanket before posting it, but as "done is better than perfect", I decided to proceed with the blog post and not succumb to procrastination.

Each square was a delight and while some squares were a bit difficult, the ebook has charts for all squares. Polly has even added how-to videos on Youtube.

Stardust Melodies Blanket Crochetkari
Stardust Melodies Blanket Crochetkari

I joined the squares by holding them wrong sides together and sc into the back loops only. Since the squares were textured, I liked the ridge between the squares.

In spite of all that texture going on, on the front, the back of the blanket is really neat making it just right for little ones!

Stardust Melodies Blanket Crochetkari

Can you tell I am in love with the blanket!

While it is all fine to say "Age is just a number", I think nature always catches up. I am now in my early fifties and while making this blanket I got a sudden and real urge to have little grand-babies playing around me.

Since that is a few years away I will just keep this blanket safely wrapped up, in anticipation. :)

In the meanwhile, my hexagon blanket is still in the WIPs basket waiting for a border and hopefully, I can reach a decision soon.

I hope you are following me on Instagram as I share my progress pics and crochet experiments there, before posting on the blog.

Another bit of news is that all my patterns are now available on Ravelry 

See you soon with some more crochet goodness. :) 





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