Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Free Pattern: Light and Lacy Windowpane Gloves


  These fingerless gloves are the perfect compliment to the Windowpane Scarf and Hat. A light and lacy texture might not be ideal for playing in the snow, but it will beautifully accent any cool weather outfit while you warm up by the fire or snuggle up to a good book.
  One size fits most, but see the notes about how to adjust the pattern for your own needs. Finished size: 6 1/2" (16.5cm) long and 8" (20.3cm) circumference.

Skill Level:
Easy

Materials:
14 oz skein Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight acrylic yarn 
 *One 14oz skein will make the Windowpane Gloves, Scarf and Hat


Crochet hook size K/10 1/2 (6.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle or smaller hook for weaving in ends

Gauge:
1 dc = 3/4" (2cm) high

Note:
  I prefer to start with foundation double crochet (fdc), but as usual, if you have not learned this method: Ch 26, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in remaining 21 sts.
  Fdc creates the foundation chain and first row of stitches at the same time. It also allows the piece to stretch to fit. If you do not begin with fdc, you may need to adjust your pattern.
  Instructions are given at the end of the pattern for how you can increase your pattern if needed. If you need to decrease the size, try a smaller hook.

Stitches:
Slip stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Foundation double crochet (fdc)

Directions:
Round 1:
Fdc 22 (see note), join to beg ch-3 with a sl st.

Round 2:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch-1), sk 1, {1 dc, ch 1, sk 1} 10 times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.

Round 3:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of remaining 21 sts. Join with a sl st t o beg ch-3.

Round 4:
Repeat Round 2.

Round 5:*right hand*
Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch-3), sk 3, 1 dc in remaining 18 sts. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.

Round 5:*left hand*
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 17 sts. Ch 3, sk 3, 1 dc in last st. Join with a sl st t o beg ch-3.

Round 6:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 4 sts. {Ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc} twice. {1 dc, ch 2, sk 2} twice. 1 dc in each of remaining 5 sts. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.

Round 7:
Repeat Round 6.

Round 8:
Repeat Round 3.

Round 9:
Repeat Round 2.

Round 10:
Repeat Round 3, bind off, weave in ends.

*Note*
To increase size, add two(2) sts to the foundation. For Round 2, repeat brackets{} one more time. Add one stitch to the beginning and one stitch to the end of each Round 3 repeat (2 sts). For Round 5, add 2 sts to the end for right hand. Add 2 sts to the beginning for left hand. For round 6, add 2 sts between bracket sets {} {}. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Free Pattern: Light and Lacy Windowpane Hat


  The shape and style of this hat leaves plenty of room for lots of hair, but it still fits great no matter what shape or style hair you're sporting (or no hair at all, like Head, my model) . The lacy design was created to match the rest of the Windowpane set, but any of these accessories are beautiful and bold enough to make a statement on their own.

  The piece was designed to fit a bit loosely, like a bucket hat. Finished size: 22" (55.8cm) circumference, 7" (17.8cm) from brim to top center. Try one or two hook sizes smaller for a tighter fit. The pattern allows for stretching for a snug fit if you wish to make it smaller. Made with a larger hook like the scarf and fingerless gloves, it works up quickly and the pattern is pretty simple.

Skill Level:
Easy

Materials:
1 - 14oz skein Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight acrylic yarn
 *One 14 oz. skein will make the Windowpane Hat, Scarf, and Gloves, with leftovers.


Crochet hook size K/10 1/2(6.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle or smaller hook for weaving in ends

Gauge:
1 dc = 3/4" (2 cm) high
Round 1 = 2" (5cm) in diameter

Note:
It may be necessary to replace ch-3 with ch-2 (where ch-3 counts as a dc), depending on your gauge. My tension is tighter when chaining. If the ch-3 seems high or puckers out, try chaining 2 instead.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Double crochet (dc)

Directions:
Round 1:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc, see note), 11 dc in farthest ch from hook. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch-1), {1 dc, ch 1} in next 11 sts. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (24 sts)

Round 3:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st. {2 dc, 1 dc}11 times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (36 dc)

Round 4:
Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch-2), sk 1, {1 dc, ch 2, sk 1} 11 times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (54 sts)

Round 5:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts. {2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts} 5 times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Round 6:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st. Ch 2, sk 2, {1 dc, ch 2, sk 2} 4 times. *2 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2, {1 dc, ch 2, sk 2} 4 times.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (64 sts)

Round 7:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of remaining 63 sts. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (64 dc)

Round 8:
Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch-3), sk 3, {1 dc, ch 3, sk 3} 15 times. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.

Rounds 9-10:
Repeat rows 7 and 8. Bind off, weave in ends.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Free Pattern: Light and Lacy Windowpane Scarf


  Sometimes acrylic yarns can be itchy and bulky to wear, but this pattern battles that issue with a lacy texture that drapes well. The scarf is long enough to be doubled over and worn in the keyhole fashion, but for warmer days, wear it as a light accessory to accent your outfit.
  A large hook and a fast-working pattern will leave you time to make the matching hat and gloves, and still get out to enjoy the weather or relax by the fire. Finished size: 81" (205.7cm) long and 3 1/2" (8.8cm) wide, with border.


Skill level:
Easy

Materials:
1 - 14oz skein Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight acrylic yarn
*One 14oz skein will make the Windowpane Scarf, Hat, and Gloves, with leftovers.


Crochet hook size K/10 1/2 (6.50mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle or smaller hook for weaving in ends

Gauge:
3" x 3" (7.6cm x 7.6cm) = first 4 rows of pattern


*Note:
I prefer to start with foundation double crochet. If you do not know this method, begin with: Ch 11, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of the remaining 8 chs.  

Stitches:
Double crochet (dc)
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
*Foundation double crochet (fdc)* optional

Directions:

Row 1:
Fdc 9. *see note

Row 2:
Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch-3), sk 3, 1 dc. Ch 3, sk 3, 1 dc in last st.

Row 3:
Repeat row 2.

Row 4:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of remaining 8 sts.

Row 5:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), {ch 1, sk 1 , 1 dc} 4 times.

Row 6:
Repeat row 4.

Rows 7-100
Repeat rows 2-6 twenty(20) times.

Row 101-103:
Repeat rows 2-4. Bind off, weave in ends.

Border: (optional)
*Slip st in every st across, ch 1 for corner, sl st in every loop up side, ch 1 for corner*, repeat from * to *, join to beg sl st. Bind off, weave in ends.


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