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Christmas Wine Bottle Wrap December 6, 2012

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Wine Bottle Crochet Wrap    004

This easy and quick bottle wrapper can be used for any type of liquor.   Really dresses up that bottle of wine and adds an extra touch to an otherwise outdated gift.

Made with worsted weight wool it is also affordable to create.

 

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn in two colors (I just happened to have Vanna’s Choice in the colors I wanted in the  house but Red Heart would work just as well)

5.5mm hook

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

 

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch

mc- magic circle/ring

ch- chain

sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

hdc- half double crochet-
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops

dc- double crochet
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops.

Dec 2 Tog- decrease two together- all done on sc in this application-
insert hook, yarn over, pull through, (two loops on hook), insert hook in next space, yarn over, pull through, (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops

sl st- slip stitch
insert hook, yarn over, pull through, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop

dccl- double crochet cluster-
begins like a regular dc stitch – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, BUT THEN yarn over, insert hook back into same space, yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through all four loops on hook.

To cre8tion wine bottle wrap:

  1. Using both colors together- 10sc in mc
  2. [2sc] in every stich around <20>
  3. Sc in every st with 2sc in every other st <30>
  4. Sc in every st around <30>
    001    kinda looks like a peppermint candy
  5. Weave in tails of mc
  6. Dc around dec2tog in every 3rd st (work as much as you can, it will not work out perfectly even) join with sl st <23>
  7. Pull red (or color A) through white (or color B) and  pull tail of white tight so that only red is showing
  8. Dccl around <23> for TWO rows
  9. Cut red and pick up white
  10. Sl st into next sp, ch2 and then 2dc into same space, *skip two spaces and [3dc] into next same space.  Continue from* around for 8 [3dc] clusters.  You will be one space short on the last stitch, it is ok, sl st into ch2 space
    002
  11. Weave in ends.
  12. Repeat [3dc] clusters in every third st for 8 more rows (9rows total)
  13. Change to red- dc around <24> for TWO rows
  14. Change to white- [3dc] cluster in every third st (8 clusters)
  15. Change to red and sc around <24>
  16. Take three strands of red about 20” long and knot at one end, braid and knot at other end.  Weave through row of [3dc] clusters directly before double row of dc red.  Tie in a bow.  You are done!

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I hope you enjoyed making this wine bottle wrap with me and as always if you have any questions, place a comment here, on facebook or through email at cre8tion@ymail.com

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Childs Slouch Hat with Ribbed Edge December 4, 2012

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Childs Slouch Hat with Ribbed Edge

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This slouch hat is designed to fit a young child (5-8 years old) but can easily be modified to fit anyone.  For pattern help visit us on facebook

Materials:

Red Heart
5.5mm hook

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

st- stitch

mc- magic circle/ring

sl st- slip stitch

ch- chain

hdc- half double crochet-
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops

fpdc- front post  double crochet
yarn over, insert hook behind post of stitch from bottom to top, yarn over pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1st two loops (two loops now on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook

dec2tog- decrease 2 together (all done with double crochet in this application)
insert hook into space yarn over pull through, insert hook into next space, yarn over and pull through 1st two loops, yarn over and pull through both loops left on hook

Notes:

When using the seamless method (link in pattern) the decreasing rounds may seem strange at first .  Each dec2tog will go into the space where it was done in the previous row.  This place will move as you work your way around the hat.  It should be easy to locate space though.  If you are having a hard time doing decreasing rounds with seamless method you can change to your normal way of crocheting in the round to finish decreasing rounds.  If you have any questions please inbox me on facebook or email me at cre8tion@ymail.com

002            can you see any seams???  Use my seamless method, link in pattern.

Pattern:

  1. Mc with 10hdc
  2. Using the second seamless method described here
    Dc in every st <20>
  3. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every other st <30>
  4. Dc in every st with an an extra dc in every 3rd st <40>
  5. Dc in every st with an extra dc in in every 4th st <50>
  6. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 5th st <60>
  7. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 6th st <70>
  8. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 7th st <80>
  9. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 8th st <90>
  10. Dc in every st <90>
    001
  11. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 8th st <80>
  12. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 7th st <70>
  13. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 6th  st <60>
  14. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 5th  st <50>
  15. Dc in every st <50>
  16. Dc with fpdc in every other st around
  17. Dc with fpdc in every other st around
  18. Dc with fpdc in every other st around
  19. Finish with single crab stitch around

To finish off add button and flowers

Flower Pattern:

  1. 10sc in mc, sl st to join but do not pull tight
  2. *ch 1 and into next sp crochet as follows, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc.  Sl st into next space and repeat from * four  more times.  fasten off
  3. check that hole is right size for button and fasten center and weave in ends

007       008   Layer flowers for an even cuter look!

I hope you enjoyed cre8ting this with me and as always

have FUN and happy hookin’

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Angry Bomber Bird Hat

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Angry bird bomber hat

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Notes:
*whenever you do applique or specialty work try to use the smallest tapestry hook possible for all weaving and sewing for a neater look
*for a seamless look on your hat follow one of the seamless methods found here

Materials:
4.0mm hook for appliques
5.0mm hook for hat
Vanna’s choice yarn in yellow or gold, white, black, grey and cranberry
or any worsted weight (Red Heart is a good inexpensive alternative) in the same colors
embroidery needle for weaving in ends and attaching appliques

To cre8te the hat:

  1. Mc 6sc join with sl st, do not pull center tight
  2. 8sc around
  3. 8sc around
  4. 8sc around, pull up on loop to make larger and remove hook, turn piece inside out (you want the “wrong” side to show) and pull tail through center hole, pull tight and fasten off tail of mc (if you don’t do this now you won’t be able to get to it later)
    002
  5. Insert hook back into loop going the normal right way and sc once around <8> join with sl st and cut yarn long enough to change color and weave in later
  6. Change color by picking up black yarn and pulling through yellow yarn, pull tail of yellow yarn tight so that only black yarn shows and hdc around <8> do not sl st to finish round yet * work over tails but leave out enough to weave them back in the opposite direction.  At this point pull up on loop and lengthen, remove hook for easier working and weave yellow and black tails securely in opposite directions, be sure to pull tight enough so that no seem or step in row color shows.  Sl st to join.
    003004
  7. Hdc around <8>
    005
  8. Hdc around <8>
  9. Change hook to 5.0mm- [2hdc] around <16>
  10. Hdc around with [2hdc] in every 4th st <20>
  11. Hdc around with [2hdc] in every 2nd st <30>
  12. Hdc around with [2hdc] in every 3rd <40>
  13. Hdc around with [2hd] in every 8th st <45>
  14. Repeat for 8 more rows
  15. Change to grey
  16. 17 hdc around then in next st insert hook slightly above where next st would go and begin a double crochet, but do only pull hook through 1st two loops then insert back into hole and yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
  17. Use the same method for creating the rounded part on grey of hat, increasing the distance of where you insert your hook from edge, do the opposite on the other side for a total of 12 st
  18. 16hdc around to end
  19. 45hdc around
  20. Sl st around to finish

 

To cre8te the beak:

With white ch 7

Turn and st across 1sc in the next three, 1hdc in the next two, 1 dc in last <6> fasten off but leave ends, leave one longer tail (12” or so) for fastening

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Loosely sl st around teeth with black, fasten off but do not weave in ends yet
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Using yellow/gold insert hook front to back into back loop of the last st you completed (top left hand corner, pick up new color and sc to end in back loop only, chain 4, and sc back <3> sc into last sc of previous row

Continue by sc across top of white row <6>

Turn and sc all the way to second to last st.  sl st in last <9sc, 1sl st>

Turn and sk 1st st, sc across <9>

Turn and 6sc then sl st end <4>

Ch3 and sc back into 1st ch, 7hdc across top of beak, 1sc, 1sl st

Finish off. Leave long tail
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*Beak point will be to right.

Insert hook into the point of the beak where the white and black meet the orange, surface sl st crochet to tip of beak.  Fasten off and weave in ends
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Weave in all other tails leaving one long orange tail and one long white tail for fastening to hat

To cre8te the eyes:

Starting with red for eyebrow ch 9, sc across <8>  fasten off, leaving long tail

Starting at inner corner of eyebrow insert hook from back to front and pick up white- 5sc turn and 1sc, [2sc] in each of next two, 1sc, 1sl st, sl into same sp and fasten off leaving long tail.  Weave in short end.

In inner corner where red meets white insert hook front to back and pick up grey.  Sl st into red, turn and sc around white, 1sc in 1st, 1sc in next, [2sc] in each of next three, 1sc in next three and sl st into red.  Turn and sl in next 6 sts, [2sc] in next 3st st to end, sl into eyebrow and fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Repeat for second eye, but insert hook from front to back in the 6th space from corner to add white for a mirror effect
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To cre8te pupil:

5sc in mc, fasten off and leave long tail, weave in short tail

Sew pupil to eye where all three colors meet in inner corner

Secure beak and eyes to hat… and you are done.  Hope you enjoyed making this with me.  If you have any questions please leave a comment below or feel free to email me at cre8tion@ymail.com.  And as always

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NEW WEEKLY FEATURE- Helpful Tips and Tricks December 3, 2012

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Helpful Tips and Tricks

Here at cre8tioncrochet.com we will be adding a new weekly feature.  Every week we will post a new helpful hint or trick to help you along in your crocheting.  This week will be how to seamlessly change colors.  There are two methods that I use.

First is to complete the row (inludding slip stitching into first stitch) and with only one loop left on hook, pick up your next color.  Pull the tail of the previous color taut so that only the new color is visible on the hook.. DO NOT do a starting chain… simply crochet into your next space with desired stitch (works best with sc and hdc but will also work with dc… anything higher (such as tc) will not work well.  Crochet all the way around peice and then sl st into the space right before the post of the 1st crochet.  Be sure to pull tail of previous color and new color taut again to keep secure as it may have loosened as you crocheted around.  When you finish off weave your ends in both directions to keep secure.

The second method is to change colors as normal (at the place in your last stich it the round when you have only two loops remaining on hook)  Then for new round ch1 and skip first crochet space… place desired stitch (any stitch will work) into second space and crochet around, when you get back to the begining, crochet into the space previously left open and then sl st to join.

Both of these ways will have a seamless look and will not create a step up when changing colors.

 

The Trendy Elf December 1, 2012

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The Trendy Elf

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This elf hat is made in one piece construction with two stands of yarn and is seamless.  This method is good for a variety of reasons, there is no seam where colors are changed, it takes less time since there is no cutting of yarn and weaving in of ends and it allows the ribbed edge to be done in two different colors giving it a unique twist.  Color changes are also not done in the traditional way to give a seamless look.  (yarn does not travel it simply hangs until it is needed so there is very little waste, maybe 6 inches of each color total)

This pattern is made size 6-12 months but can easily be adjusted for any size.
*To make smaller simply stop increasing rounds when you’ve reached desired amount of stitches for size and continue to work hat in that amount of stitches (nb 20-25st total, 0-3mo 25-30st total, 3-6mo 30-35 st total) to desired length
*To make larger simply increase the amount of increasing rows and finish hat in that amount of stitches to desired length
(older child would be 35-40 st, adult women would be 45-50st and men would be 55-60)

Materials:

Choice of yarn in two colors- The pattern is created using Vanna’s choice in Cranberry and White and the other hat pictured is created using Red Heart.  To make the elf hat “trendy” non-traditional colors should be used, but for the purpose of contrast in this pattern, I chose traditional colors… the multi colored ribbed edge still looks unique and fashionable.

5.0mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch

mc- magic circle/ring

sl st- slip stitch

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

hdc- half double crochet-

yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops

fphdc- front post half double crochet

yarn over, insert hook behind post of stitch from bottom to top, yarn over pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops

*Notes:
Notes will be denoted by an asterisk throughout the pattern, please be sure to pay mind to them, but here a few to start.
The only time tension should be used on this project is when colors are being  changed.
*To keep colors from twisting place color A to the left of you and color B to the right of you.  When pulling from color A (left) pull from underneath color B (right) and when working from color B (right) pull over color A (left).  If yarn starts to tangle stop as soon as you notice it and wind one skein under the yarn to fix before it becomes a problem.
*Each round is worked without a starting chain, making it seamless.  When we get to that part in the pattern I will explain in more detail with pictures but in short stitches are worked as normal (1st st in next space after where previous round was joined with sl st) and the last stitch of each round is sl st’ed into the first stitch… as long as you keep your yarn pulled tight when you change your colors you should not be able to see a seam and the colors will line up perfectly with no steps between rows.
*Whatever color you start with will be the color the raised ribs of edging are.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at cre8tion@ymail.com or like our fb page and message me there.

Before you begin crocheting you need to cut yarn for the braided tassle.  Cut six strands of yarn (3 of each color, or 6 of one color, whatever your preference is) to 24” in length.  Double knot 6 strands together at one end.

  1. Create mc with both strands of yarn, using both strands make sl st into ring
    005
  2. Drop one strand and use the strand of the color you want to begin with (place this skein to your left-color A and the other skein to your right- color B)
    006
  3. With color A- 8sc around magic ring (around both strands) leave color B free and *do not stitch over (throughout entire project the color not currently being used will lay free and will not be weaved into the work).  Join with sl st but do NOT pull tight
    007
  4. Still working with color A, one hdc in each st  <8> join with sl st {*last st of round will go into the space before the first stitch of round)
    016    this is not the step you will be at, this is just to illustrate where your sl st will go
  5. Pull up and take hook out of piece, use hook to pull tassle through hole until you reach your double knot.  Pull tight.
    009
  6. Flip work over and tie tails around base of knot (close to hat) two times
    012
  7. Cut all ends
    013
  8. Insert hook back into piece and pull yarn snug
    Change colors- with hook pick up color B (remember to pull over color A so as not to tangle yarn)and pull through st.  Pull tail of color A tight so that only color B shows through work and on hook {*it is important whenever changing colors to make sure the color you just changed from is pulled tight so that rows line up nicely with no steps}
    hdc around circle for two rows <8>
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  9. Change color the same as before (pulling from under) and do two rows of hdc.
  10. Continue this way until 5 blocks of color A (10rows) and 5 blocks of color B (10 rows) are worked ending in Color B
  11. With color A- Increase round by adding an extra hdc in every 4th st <10>
  12. One hdc in each st around <10>
  13. Change to color B- Increase round by adding an extra hdc to every 5th st <12>
  14. One hdc in eact st around <12>
    020     018     019
  15. Change to color A- Increase round by adding an extra hdc to every 3rd  st <16>
  16. Increase round by adding an extra hdc to every 4th st <20>
  17. Change to color B- Increase round by adding an extra hdc in every other st <30>
  18. One hdc in each st around <30>
  19. Change to Color A- Increase round by adding an extra hdc in every 3rd st <40>
  20. One hdc in each st around <40>
  21. Complete hat in same manner changing colors every 2 rows until you have reached 9 blocks of color A and 9 blocks of color B, from start, 36rows total
  22. For next row you will alternate the color of the stitches with hdc st’s.  The entire ribbing rows are where it is very important to remember to pull color A from underneath and color B from over the other colors.
    021
    You will have ended the previous row on color B so starting with that color hdc in next sp, drop color B and pick up color A, hdc in next, repeat till end, sl into last sp (will be on color B)
  23. Using color B hdc into first space, using color A fphdc into post of next stitch.  {*whatever color yarn you pick up will the the color of the stitch you are doing} end row with sl st and repeat for      more rows for a total of     alternating color rib rows.  You will now you are doing it correctly when the top loop of every row is alternating being the same color as the stitch after it.
    022     023     024
  24. To finish off sl st and pull tail all the way through, use tapestry needle to secure color B first and then color B.
    025     027     031                                                   028     030     026
  25. Finish off by braiding tail and tie into bow.  Or follow one of the variations below.
  26. You have now finished off your trendy elf hat.

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Variations: 

Make the thin part of hat longer or shorter by increasing or decreasing rows

Change how rows are done- one row of each color, or mix it up and do two rows of one color and one row of the other or any combination you can think of

Do the ribs in blocks of color.  In first row of ribs do two of one color and two of the other and then follow colors when doing fpdc rows

Use three colors instead of two

Put a pom pom on end of braid or do a tassle and leave strands long, use your imagination and see what you can come up with… I’d love to see pictures.  Email them to us at cre8tion@yahoo.com

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Great NEW Free Pattern Resource

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Fellow hookin’ blogger Corina Gray of Stitch 11 and her sister Miranda Grimm of Work at Home Adventures have teamed together to create this great new FREE pattern site and unlike most pattern resources, all the patterns listed are free.  Check it out, and if you are a fellow hooker be sure to add your own patterns.

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