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Openwork Fingerless Gloves

6 Sep

Due to too many hamburgers and hot dogs on Labor Day, I failed to get this pattern up on the blog yesterday. But all is well and I offer up this pattern for Openwork Fingerless Gloves.

This pattern uses one of my favorite stitches, which is the Crossed Double-Crochet. If you need instructions on how to create this stitch, the Dummies website (famous for all the Dummies how-to books) actually has great instructions. If you try it and you’re still stuck, leave a comment and we’ll help you out however we can!

You can make these gloves using just about any yarn you want, but I used a worsted weight yarn. Keep in mind that I made these to fit my own hands, so it may not fit you like you want. However, the crossed double-crochet stitch does make it a little bit stretchy.

Send us pictures of any gloves you make with this pattern! We would love to see them.

Please excuse the cruddy photo.

Openwork Fingerless Gloves

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in “Blue Mint”

 

Hook: Size H

Ch. 28 and join with slip stitch.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, *skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, dc in previously skipped ch*, repeat from * to * to end of row. Join to 3rd ch in previous ch 3.

Rnd 2: Repeat Rnd 1

Rnd 3: Repeat Rnd 1

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, dc in previously skipped ch*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, ch 6, skip 6 dc, then resume ** until end of row.

Rnd 5 to end: Repeat Rnd 1 until desired length.

Edging at end: Using a size I hook, sc around the bottom edge twice, joining at the end of both rows. Finish off.

Scallop edging near fingers: Using size H hook, join yarn anywhere on beginning chain (I joined at the knot where I first started) and sc across once and join. Skip next 2 sc, dc 4 times in next sc, *skip 1 sc, dc 4 times in next sc*. Repeat from * to * until you reach the first scallop. Join and finish off.

 

– Amy –

Sock Monkey Finger Puppet

30 Aug

MATERIALS:

2.25 mm (B) hook

Small amounts of fingering yarn in brown, red and cream

1/8 inch buttons or black thread for eyes

BODY:

With cream yarn, make magic loop, 6 sc in loop (6 sc)

2sc in each st around (12 sc)

*1 sc, 2scinc, repeat from * around (18 sts)

*2 sc, 2scinc, repeat from * around (24 sts)

Sc around for three rows

Change to red yarn, sc around 1 row

Change to brown, sc around 5 rows

*1 sc, 2sctog, repeat from * around

Sc around from 6 more rows or desired length (I have short fingers)

To make tail, sc 4, chain 11 for tail, sc back along the chain, sc in the same st at body, sc around

Fasten off

EARS (make 2):

Magic loop, 6 sc in loop, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off

MOUTH:

Ch 7

Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across;  in last sc, make 3 sc, turn to work along the opposite side of the chain, sc across, 2sc in last st

Join with sl st.  Finish Off

FINISHING:

Sew on ears, button eyes and mouth.  Embroider smile on mouth.

Lightning Bolt Scarf

14 Aug

Electrify your enemies by wearing this super hero or wonder woman scarf. (Or you could shorten it a bit and use it decorate the wall of your crime fighting lair.)

MATERIALS: 5.0 mm hook (H), Approx. 320 yds Worsted Yarn

FINISHED SIZE: 5 feet long x 8.5 inches for widest bolt

GAUGE: Not important as long as you are happy with the drape.

FIRST ZAP (SMALLEST):
Ch 2; in 2nd chain from hook, 2 hdc
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each st (2 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in each st (written 2hdcinc) (4 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc across (4 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc twice, 1 hdc (6 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 3 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc twice, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (8 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 6 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (10sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 6 rows

SECOND ZAP:
Ch 7, turn, in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (15 sts)
Ch 2, turn hdc across for 4 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 10 sts (leaving 5 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 4 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 6 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (12 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (14 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 9 rows

THIRD ZAP:
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, then Ch 9
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (21 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 14 sts, leaving 7 sts unworked
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 10 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (16 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 10 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 12 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (18 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 9 rows

FOURTH ZAP:
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, ch 11
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (27 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in next 18 sts (leave 9 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 14 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (20 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 6 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 16 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (22 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 18 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (24 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 5 rows

FIFTH ZAP (LARGEST):
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, ch 14
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (38 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc in first 24 sts (leave 12 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 20 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (26 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 22 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (28 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 10 rows

Finish Off. Weave in ends.

If you want a shorter/kid-sized bolt, skip the fifth zap.

Sir Cakeworthy’s Fancy Top Hat

7 Aug

Sir Cakeworthy agrees that top hats make everything extra fancy.  Here’s a little top hat pattern to dress up your amigurumi.

Sir Cakeworthy's Fancy Top HatMaterials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook

Instructions (work in continuous spirals unless stated otherwise):

  1. Make magic loop, work 6 sc in loop (6 sts)
  2. 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)
  3. 1 sc, 2 sc inc, around (18 sts)
  4. 2 sc, 2 sc inc, around (24 sts)
  5. Through the back loop, sc around, join with a sl st, ch 1
  6. 1 sc, 2sctog, around
  7. Next 4 rows, sc around
  8. sl st, ch 1, 2sc inc around
  9. sl st, finish off