Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Pattern: Ice bag

Boo-boo bag


















A perfect way to wrap up some ice for those little bumps and bruises. The soft cushion of this pattern is gentle to the touch while allowing cold to circulate. Easy enough to make one for each member of the family in their favorite colors.
This bag fits up to a 4"x6" freezer pack, or a sandwich bag filled with ice.

Skill level:
Easy

Materials:
Crochet hook size F/5 
3 oz Worsted weight yarn
  (acrylic was used for this pattern, but cotton would work well     also.)
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
In 4"x4" : 12 sts, 6 rows

Special stitches:
Foundation double crochet (fdc)* - Ch 3. Yarn over. In farthest st from hook, pull up 1 loop. Yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through last 2 loops. Place next st in 4th loop from hook.
*note* This pattern is started with foundation double crochet to provide a little stretch. However, it isn't necessary. If you are not familiar with fdc, feel free to make pattern with a starting chain of 37. Starting in 4th ch from hook, make 34 dc across. 

Directions:
Row 1:
Make 34 fdc. Join to beginning ch-3 with a sl st .

Row 2:
*Ch 3 (counts as dc). Work 1 dc in each st.* Join last st to beg ch-3 through back loop only.

Row 3:
Work 1 dc into the back loop of each st. Join to beg ch-3 with a sl st.

Row 4 - 5:
Repeat rows 2 & 3.

Row 6 - 7:
Repeat rows 2 & 3.

Row 8:
Repeat row 2 from * to *. Join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Ch 3, turn. 

Row 9:
Ch 3. (counts as dc) Work 1 dc in each of next 16 sts. Ch 3, turn. (17 dc)

Row 10:
Dc 2 tog. Work 1 dc in next 11 sts. Dc 2 tog. 1 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn. (15 dc)

Row 11:
Dc 2 tog. Work 1 dc in next 9 sts. 1 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn. (13 dc)

Row 12:
Dc 2 tog. Work 1 dc in next 7 sts. 1 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn. (11 dc)

Row 13:
Dc 2 tog. Work 1 dc in next 5 sts. 1 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn. (9 dc)

Row 14:
Dc 2 tog. Work 1 dc in next 3 sts. 1 dc in last st. Ch 3, turn. (7 dc)

Row 15:
Dc 2 tog. Work 1 dc in next st. Dc 2 tog. 1 dc  in last st. Ch 3, turn. (5 dc)

Row 16:
Dc 3 tog. 1 dc in last st. (3 dc)

Row 17:
(makes buttonhole loop) Ch 3, turn. Join to last st with a sl st.
Bind off, weave in ends.

Finishing:
Holding project flat, match first and last st together, sl st through both to close gap. Ch 1. Sl st all corresponding sts together with a ch between. (sl st, ch 1) 16 times, sl st last 2 sts together. Bind off, weave in ends.

Bobble button:
Turn project right side out. Join with a sl st around post of st 9, row 5. (With project flat, 17 sts should be able to be counted on one side. Place st in st 9 of this count.)
Make bobble st as follows: Ch 3. In back loop of 3rd ch from hook, (yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 4 times. In front loop of st, (yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 3 times. Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
Bind off, weave in ends.


















Monday, September 24, 2012

Free Pattern: fabric scrap chair pad


Patio chair pad



  Recycling can save your behind, literally! Made in a traditional granny square pattern, this project works up quickly with chunky fabric scraps and a large hook.
  Originally designed for those oh-so-comfortable plastic patio chairs, this cushion is portable to take to work, school, or work one up in your team's colors and take it to the game!

Skill level:
intermediate

Materials:
Fabric scrap yarn in 3 colors, about 20 yrds each (cut length), 1/2 to 1 inch wide 
Crochet hook size P, or size needed to obtain gauge
smaller hook for weaving in ends

Gauge:
(this will vary greatly depending on the thickness of your material)
In 4 in x 4 in: 5 tc x 2 rows

Note:
Be sure to test your material before starting. Here I recycled 2 different kinds of shirts. It was necessary to cut one material 1/2 inch thicker to obtain the same gauge.

Directions:
Row 1: Color A:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 tc). In back loop of farthest ch from hook, 2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc, ch 2. In front loop of same ch, (3 tc, ch 2) 2 times. Join with a sl st in top of ch-4 . (12 tc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Row 2:
Turn work, sl st into next ch-sp. Ch 4. In same sp make (2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc), ch 1. *In next ch-2 sp make (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc), ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st in top of ch-4. Bind off, weave in ends.

Row 3: Color B:
Join color B with a sl st in any corner sp. Ch 4. In same sp, make (2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc). Ch 1. 3 tc in next ch sp, ch 1. *In ch-2 sp, make (3tc, ch 2, 3 tc). Ch 1. 3 tc in next ch sp, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times, join with a sl st in top of ch-4.

Row 4:
Turn work. sl st in next available ch-sp. Ch 4. 2 tc in same sp. Ch 1. 3 tc in next ch-sp. Ch 1. In corner ch-2, make (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc), ch 1. *[In next ch-sp make 3 tc in next ch-sp, ch 1] twice. In corner ch-2 make 3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc. Ch 1.* Repeat 2 more times. Join with a sl st to top of ch-4. Bind off, weave in ends.

Row 5: Color C:
Join color C with a sl st in any corner ch-2 sp. Ch 4. In same sp, make (2 tc, ch 2, 3 tc). Ch 1. (3 tc, ch 1) in next 3 ch-1 sps. *In ch-2 sp make (3 tc, ch 2, 3 tc, ch 1).  (3 tc, ch 1) in next 3 ch-1 sps.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st in top of ch-4. Bind off, weave in ends.

Abbreviations/stitches used:
sl st - slip stitch
ch sp - chain sp
tc - triple crochet

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