The Holidays are on their way!

The holidays are coming!!! There is no stopping it, no matter how hard we try sometimes. For me, personally, I LOVE the holidays. The lights, the decorations, the magic of the season, and yes, the COLD weather!!!

I finally picked up my “pen and paper” and made this wonderful little afghan pattern. It was designed to be worked in either C2C or the Bobble Stitch. If you choose to use SC or something similar, the finished size will be fairly small. It is 55w x 65h.

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Its Been Awhile, Let me update you

Its been awhile since I have posted. Bad Blogger!!! I have been a little busy. I have finished 2 awesome projects & wanted to share with you. First, I completed this awesome hooded unicorn blanket from MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. Hooded Unicorn Blanket

 

Let me tell you, the child size blanket worked up so quickly. It uses a HUGE hook, a size I’ve never used before, so I had to adjust my hooking style. Regardless of my hooking style, this was amazing to work with. I used the recommended yarn & colors. It turned out amazingly soft, squishy, & super warm!!! I cannot wait until its new owner receives it. Its already arrived, but its a gift so it has not been opened yet!!!

I really cannot say enough good things about this pattern. It was so easy to follow and as long as your gauge is correct, you will have no problems attaining the proper size you need. I only changed the horn a bit. I didn’t like how many holes it had between the stitches when following the stitch that it used. I think it still turned out quite nice!! Continue reading “Its Been Awhile, Let me update you”

The Jersey Beanie

Its been a pretty mild winter here in New Jersey, but that hasn’t stopped the winter hat addiction I seem to have. I love hats. This is one of my favorites so far. Its a super squishy, really soft & warm hat that is quick and easy to make. It works up ridiculously fast. I made 3 different hats in one day!!! I crochet slowly too! If you’re ready for the pattern, keep on reading!! You can download an AD FREE pdf from my shop or from ravelry for $1.00.

The Jersey Beanie

By At WIPS End Crochet – A Work In Progress

February 3, 2017

The Jersey hat is a two color fully ribbed beanie that looks great and is soft & warm. This hat works up quickly, uses 3 colors in total, less than 1/2 skein of each! It’s perfect if you have partial skeins laying around. It is also worked from the top down.

Supplies:

  • Hobby Lobby I love this yarn in 3 colors or any other worsted(4) Weight Yarn- 1 ball of each color
  • J/6.0mm Crochet Hook
  • K/6.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Pompom Maker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Crochet Terms used are US/American

  • Ch– Chain
  • M/R – Magic Ring/Magic Circle
  • SlSt– Slip Stitch
  • dc – Double Crochet
  • Fpdc– Front Post Double Crochet
  • sc–Single Crochet
  • SSC – Split Single Crochet
  • F/O – Finish Off
  • C1 – Color #1
  • C2–Color #2
  • C3 – Color #3
GAUGE: Gauge is important to attain proper size.This swatch is completed by using the following pattern:row 1 dc, row 2Fpdc, row 3bpdc repeat row 2 & 3. When measuring for gauge height, turn your swatch over. You will be able to better distinguish rows. * See gauge photos on last page

Gauge is, using 6.5 mm hook and I love this yarn (4) is:
2 inches = 6sts& 4 rows

Pattern Notes:

*The Split Single Crochet (also called the wainscoat stitch or the center single crochet)is performed by inserting your hook in the “V” of the stitch from the previous round/row. Y/O pull up a loop, Y/O pull through both loops. It is essentially a “SC” but it is not done in the traditional loops of the stitch. –see figure 1

Ch1, Ch2do NOT count as stitches

In this pattern, I join to the 2nd fpdc in the round. This moves the CH2 to the inside of the hat. It also creates a seamless beanie, while not “messing” with the final dimensions. Each fpdc is started around the 1st fpdc from previous round (see figure 2)

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Coffee Cup Pin Cushion – Free Pattern

I first created this back in April 2016. At first I was charging for this pattern. After some time, I have decided to add this, and ALL of my patterns to my blog for free. (Thankfully there aren’t too many of them). I do offer an AD FREE pattern for $1. You can find my ad free pdf files in my pattern shop. 🙂 to download this pattern, you can find it on Ravelry or in my shop.

Below you will find the FREE coffee cup pin cushion pattern.

 

 

Coffee Cup Pin Cushion

By At WIPS End Crochet – A Work in Progress

Created April 2016

Pattern Info Follows 🙂

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Favorite 5! 1/27/17

Its been a couple weeks since I’ve done the favorite 5 list. Life has been hectic! I had some time to get some blogging done today & I am so happy to be able to do so.

This weeks list contains Amigurumi Patterns. I LOVE working up cute little stuffies and this list does NOT disappoint!!

**Disclaimer** None of the photos contained in this post are my property. Copyright belongs with the pattern author.

We will start off with this ADORABLE little fox! I have yet to make this one, but its on my list. As soon as I am finished with my current project, this little guy will be on my hook! Look how cute this Sleepy Fox is!!

Honestly, I can’t say that I’ve seen a cuter fox ANYWHERE!! The pattern is by Eseretanin. Check out the free pattern Here. There are several other patterns on the blog, but I have to say, this little fox is definitely my favorite!

Number 2 on the list is this super cute little dragon!! Dragón de Sant Jordi is a Ravelry.com free pattern download. I Love the sweet look on his face! If you have a ravelry account, log in & download this pattern today! While you’re there, check out Lucia Lanukas other patterns 🙂

This next pattern comes to us from 1DogWoof.  Don’t you just think shes just so cuddly?? I wish I had a unicorn lover to make her for. This is 100% the cutest one on the internet 🙂 Grab the pattern here

Are you looking for something a little different? How about some Cactus (Cacti??)? These fun plants are guaranteed to survive with ZERO water or work on your part (besides the actual crocheting)! I am planning on making a couple to use a pin cushions. Perfect no? Grab the pattern here!!

Lastly, We have a cute dumpling kitty. I could make one in every color! The pattern is a free ravelry download! Head on over to Ravelry.com, Log in & download this cute pattern. While you’re there, be sure to check out Sarah Sloyer’s other patterns!

Thats it for this week!! Hoping to get another list together by next Friday!! Happy Crocheting ya’ll!!

Sleepy Owl Graph

Its a sleepy day here at At WIPS End. We’re in the middle of a Nor’ Easter, which is making me want to just cuddle up and go to sleep!! This cute little sleepy owl is 50 x 60 stitches and can be done using any type of yarn. It depends on how big you want the afghan to be. This graph was designed to be completed in either C2C (Corner to Corner) or Bobble Stitch. Personally, I think this one would be amazing done in bobble stitch. If anyone completes this one using that stitch, please post a photo of it on my facebook page. I would love to see any versions completed. I love to see others visions. Please share with me!

To download this pattern, please visit my pattern shop or Click here

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Snowy Hearts Messy Bun Free Pattern

topphotoThe “Messy Bun” hat craze is well underway. Some may worry that these hats just won’t be that warm with a hole in the top. Let me put those fears aside by giving you a messy bun hat that is sure to keep you warm by using soft, extra warm, bulky weight yarn.You can make this pattern in either the Messy Bun look or complete the hat for a warm, cozy, & stylish beanie. Keep in mind, this messy bun pattern is FREE only on my blog. To download a PDF copy, of the pattern for $1.00, (AD FREE!!!) please visit my pattern shop. The link is above titled “shop” (at the very top of the page) or “Pattern Shop” in the links above.

Please, enjoy this copy of the Snowy Hearts Messy Bun or Beanie.

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Hot Stuff – Free Graph Pattern

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Hot off the presses and right in time for valentines day!! This new graph pattern is 100% free and ALL Original hand drawn. I took this image from one i drew several years ago. I had this little figurine that was just so stinkin’ cute and I could not resist preserving this cutie in digital format. The figurine itself, is long gone.

Pattern Information & Where to Download:

100% ORIGINAL hand drawn graph.

Pattern requires:
6 colors worsted weight yarn (Red Heart or similar)
Recommended 5.0 or 5.5mm hook size

Finished Size (In stitches):
66w X 76h – includes 2 rows of maroon border all the way around. If you choose to leave this off, finished size would be 62wx72w. Finished size in inches depends on your yarn, hook, and your gauge.

Pattern Notes:
Thank you for purchasing this pattern. You will notice that it “DMC” followed by numbers. These colors are used as a guideline for choosing the colors you wish you use. DMC is a type of embroidery floss used in cross stitch as well as many other projects. By looking up the floss number, you have a good idea of what color YARN to choose in your project, of course, these are just guidelines & you may choose whatever colors you would like. 🙂

By downloading this pattern, I am assuming you have basic knowledge of creating graphgans. If not, please feel free to visit my facebook page (linked on pattern) if you have questions or run into problems.

This graph is designed to be worked using either the Corner to Corner technique or using a bobble stitch.

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If you have gotten this far, I imagine you are interested in downloading the pattern. Remember it is completely free!! You can download this from my Craftsy shop, where you can find ALL of my other graph patterns, OR you can click here for the direct link!!

**I have added this pattern to my pattern shop and in my ravelry store as well!! Thanks for downloading!

Just in case anybody was wondering.. The original image is below. Click to see it full size 🙂

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Its almost ready!!

 

So exciting!! My brand new FREE #crochetpattern is out with testers!! This pattern was written 2 ways with an optional addition to the brim of the hat. It is either a regular beanie or it’s one of the ever popular #messybun hats!! This pattern uses bulky (5) weight yarn, so it’s snuggly and warm! Be on the lookout for the #pattern

Favorite Five!!

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Everybody loves a freebie right?? I’ve been scouring the web to find some good crochet projects. Every week, I’d like to give you my Favorite Five. I will find you five FABULOUS FREE crochet projects each week and post them here for you to enjoy!! This is the first week I am doing this, So bear with me as I get this right. I now present you with my Favorite Five Friday Freebies!!

Show these designers some love!! They have done a great job on these patterns & best of all, they are offering them for free. They are absolutely beautiful!!

 

 

 

Friday January 6, 2017 Favorite Freebies:

  1. Henry’s Baby Blanket from Little Monkey’s Crochet – This adorable baby blanket is perfect for Boys and Girls alike!!
  2. Charlotte’s Dream Blanket from Look What I Made – What can I say about this beautiful blanket?? Its gorgeous & best of all, its free!!!
  3. Sun Valley Hat from Lion Brand Yarns – Check out this awesome basket weave bonnet type hat. I adore this design!!
  4. Go With the Flow Super Scarf from My Hobby is Crochet – one of the prettiest super scarves I have found. I cant wait to get this scarf on my hook!!
  5. Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy from Beatrice Ryan Designs – Great design and looks like its nice & warm!! Give this hat a try 🙂

Check back here every friday for more fabulous finds!!

 

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