Tag: 2017

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

After I finished that awesome hooded unicorn blanket, I whipped up a baby set. Now, keep in mind, I’ve NEVER made any of these items for a baby before. I have never made ANY baby clothes before. So for my first shot, I think I did OK. The dress was the wavy baby dress pattern from Newborn Knots, and the boots and hat came from the Lovely Crow.

The dress pattern was incredibly easy to follow. I changed it up a little bit, because that’s what I always seem to do, but the general pattern was definitely hers. I love how easy it was, especially for someone who has never attempted baby clothing. I swore this dress was going to be way too big for a newborn, but now, after finishing it, it looks like it will be just right!

The boots & hat were tough for me. I must have made 4 boots altogether, but it was worth it. I ended up having to make the stars on the sides with a smaller hook so they fit correctly. I just wish that the pattern had explained how to sew on the stars a bit better, because mine just dont look completely like stars.. The hat was surprisingly simple. I added a hat band and bow to tie it in with the dress. As a bonus, the hat band can be used as a head band for every day use.

 

Now that you’ve seen what I have been up to, I can tell you that I am working on 2 or 3 new free patterns for my blog as well as some graphs. I am excited to show you what I am working on. In the mean time, Ill be posting tips & tricks and places to find other awesome patterns.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the patterns for the projects I have recently completed.

 

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)

Pattern photos are at the bottom of this post

 

Adult: (Fits head circumference 19.5 – 22 inches & has a length of 8 inches)

Round 1: With 6.5/K hook, 11 DC in M/R (Ch 2 DOES NOT COUNT AS DC). Join with slst to 2nd dc. Ch 2.

Round 2: 2 fpdc around each stitch (22). Join, ch 2

Round 3: fpdc around 1st st from previous row, 2 fpdc around next. Continue around. (33) Join, ch 2

Round 4: fpdc around 1st 2 sts from previous row, 2 fpdc around next. Continue around (44) join, ch 2

Round 5: fpdc around 1st  3 sts from previous row, 2 fpdc around next. Continue around (55) Join, ch 2

Round 6 – 11 1 fpdc in 1st st from previous row and around (55) Join, ch 2

Join C2.

Round 12 – 17: 1 fpdc in 1st st from previous row and around (55) Join, ch 1

Join C3.

Round 18: sc in each stitch around (55). Join in 1st sc. Ch 1

Switch to (J)6.0mm hook

Round 19: ssc in each stitch around (55). Join in 1st ssc. Ch 1

***Instructions for SSC are located near the top of the page.

Round 20: ssc in each stitch around (55). Join in 1st ssc. F/O

Weave in ends.

Make pompom using pompom maker or your preferred method of making them. Attach to top of hat.

 

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern! I told you it was quick and easy!

 

***** Please do not distribute pattern without permission.*****

If you sell your finished item, I would appreciate a link back (from your online shop) to my website located: http://atwipsend.com

 

**If you have any questions about this pattern, please feel free to contact me through my Facebook page found here:

https://www.facebook.com/atWIPSend/

 

Pattern Photos are Below

 

Figure 1 –Split Single Crochet AKAWainscoatStitch AKA Crochet Knit Stitch Figure 2 –The inside of the hat showing the CH2 of each row. Showing hook Placement for join.
 
Place your hook into the 2ndDC of each round for a seamless join. Gauge swatch – front side – 6 stitches = 2 inches Gauge Swatch – BACK side – 4 rows = 2 inches

 

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

 

AWE Sleepy Owl – C2C

By At WIPS End – a Work In Progress..

Pattern requires:

Several colors worsted weight yarn (Red Heart or similar)

Recommended 5.0 or 5.5mm hook size or Similar Afghan Hook

Finished Size (In stitches):

50w X 60h – Finished size in inches depends on your yarn, hook, and your gauge.

Pattern Notes:

On the graph 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 below) 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. If you are unsure how to work these stitches, YouTube has some wonderful tutorials.

To find out when new patterns are released, please like my facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/atWIPSend  

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.

 

For this pattern, you will need the following supplies:

Supplies:
  • Loops & Threads Charisma in 2 colors or any other bulky (5) weight yarn – 1 ball of each color
  • J/6.0 mm crochet hook
  • K/6.5 mm crochet hook
  • Button (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
Crochet Terms used are in US/American
  • Ch – Chain
  • SlS
  • t – Slip Stitch
  • BLO- Back loop only
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • V-Clus – V-Stitch Cluster**
  • F/O – Finish Off
  • Sk – Skip
  • y/o – Yarn Over
  • Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together
  • C1 – Color #1
  • C2 – Color #2
  • Slst2tog – Slip Stitch 2 together
  • Slst3tog – Slip Stitch 3 together
GAUGE:

Gauge is important to attain proper size. Gauge swatch was completed using Loops & Threads Charisma and a J/6.0 mm hook.

Gauge is: 2inches = 6 hdc & 4 rows

*The V-Stitch Cluster is performed by y/o, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. y/o pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), y/o insert hook into SAME stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), y/o, pull through 2 loops, y/o pull through 3 remaining loops on hook. Repeat 1 more time to complete cluster. -see figure 1

**Mock Cluster *at beginning of each cluster round* Ch 3, DC into same sp as chain, y/o, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. y/o pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), y/o insert hook into SAME stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), y/o, pull through 2 loops, y/o pull through 3 remaining loops on hook.

***Carry your yarn up through rows

Ch 2, Ch 3 do NOT count as stitches

Pattern photos are on last page

Messy Bun:

Brim:

Row 1: With J Hook & C1, ch 8. Turn & slst across (7). Ch1, Turn. Be careful to always turn work in same direction.

Row 2: BLO for the remainder of the brim. SlSt (BLO) 7, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Repeat row 2 until brim reaches 18.5 inches.

Join 2 ends together by slst in BLO of both edges.

For the remainder of hat, we will be working in the round. (Follow Messy Bun portion until row 9, finish up below pattern)

HAT/MESSY BUN: Switch to K/6.5 mm hook

Rnd 1: Ch 2, HDC in each “bump” *figure 2 of hat brim around, creating 44 stitches. Join to top of ch 2. (44)

*** please note, pattern can be adjusted to meet your needs/size by adding or subtracting stitches in multiples of 4. This will adjust the amount of stitches you will have for the rest of the pattern. For each addition of 4 stitches, you will add 1 V-Clus to your total.

Rnd 2: Switch to C2, **Mock Cluster, skip next 2 sts. *V-Clus in next st, sk next 2* repeat from * to *. Join to top of Ch 3 at beginning. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 3: slst to center of first cluster. Change to C1. Mock Cluster, V-Clus in the center of each V-Clus from the previous round. Join to top of Ch3. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 4: slst to center of first cluster. Change to C2. Mock Cluster, V-Clus in center of each V-Clus from previous round. Join to top of Ch 3. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 5: sl st to center of first cluster. Change to C1. Create Mock Cluster. V-Clus in center of each V-Clus from previous round. Joing to top of Ch 3. (1 Mock Cluster, 14 V-Clus)

Rnd 6: switch to C2. Ch 2. HDC in same as join and each st around. Join to top of ch 2. (30)

Rnd 7: Ch 2. HDC between 1st & 2nd HDC in round. Repeat around. Join to top of ch 2. (30)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, HDC in next. Hdc2tog. *hdc in next, hdc2tog*. Repeat from * to * around. Join to top of ch 2. (20)

Rnd 9: Ch 2. Hdc2tog around. (10) F/O, weave in ends.

*** Continue below for optional brim finish.****

Basic Beanie:

Complete brim & rounds 1-9 for Messy Bun Hat. DO NOT F/O after completing round 9.

Rnd 10: ch2, hdc2tog around. Join to top of ch2. (5)

F/O leaving tail. Using yarn needle, sew small hole together at top with yarn. Weave in ends.

**You can either leave hat slightly pointed, which will round out when fitted to head or you can add a pompom or tassel to finish off beanie.

Optional Brim flap & With Button.

Using J/6.0 mm hook, attach C1 to seam of brim using a slst. Slst across seam (7). Ch 1, turn.

SlSt in BLO across. (7). Ch 1, Turn.

Repeat last row until flap is 10 inches long.

Slst2tog, slst (BLO) in next 3, slst2tog. Ch 1, turn

Slst2tog, slst, slst2tog. Ch1, turn

Slst3tog.

F/O weave in tail.

Using same color, cut off small piece of C1 to sew/slst flap in the middle to keep it from sliding. Sew flap end to brim. Attach button(s) to flap.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern.

***** Please do not distribute pattern without permission.*****

If you sell your finished item, I would appreciate a link back (from your online shop) to my website located: http://atwipsend.com/shop

**If you have any questions about this pattern, please feel free to contact me through my Facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/atWIPSend/

Pattern Photos are Below

vclus bump finished
Figure 1 – V-Cluster stitch, completed Figure 2 – Bump where each HDC around gets put into. Finished Product/Beanie with optional brim

 

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!!

 

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!

pbjHappy New Year!! I am happy to share with you my very first pattern of 2017!!!

You’re the Peanut Butter to My Jelly! This afghan says it all!! With Valentines day coming up, why not tell your significant other that they are the PB to your J?

Pattern requires:
Several Colors worsted weight yarn (Red Heart or similar)**
Recommended 5.0 or 5.5mm hook size or Similar Afghan Hook

Finished Size (In stitches):
50w X 60h

Pattern Notes:
You will notice that it either says “RHS” followed by numbers or “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.

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 below) 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. If you are unsure how to work these stitches, YouTube has some wonderful tutorials. I have linked one for C2C and One for Bobble Stitch. You will find these on the PDF itself.

You can download the pattern from my Craftsy Store HERE

I hope you will love this one as much as I do!!

New Years Resolution

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I cant believe 2016 is coming to an end already! Its been a great year & unfortunately, I have not offered many patterns at all this year.  As a New Years Resolution, All of my graph patterns will be HAND Drawn. I will not be using any type of clip art or web images to clean up and graph to offer to you. I have tons of already premade images just waiting to be graphed for your use.

I will still take some requests, but they may take longer as I will be re-drawing them. I prefer to have my own work, rather than someone elses.

As another resolution, I am going to get these ideas out of my head and onto “paper”. I have several non-graph patterns in the works and I cannot wait to show them to you!!!

Now we say goodbye to 2016 & Hello to 2017!!!

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