Friday, November 29, 2013

Glori-Jam HAT
Designed and Written by:
Gloria Clayton & James Lee Kelley


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MATERIALS:
J – Hook for crown of hat
H – Hook for trim and bill of hat
#4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Yarn Needle

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS USED:
Bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
MC = Magic Circle
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch

STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (bpdc)
Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitches.
The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the double crochet that you’re working around.

Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.
You now have 3 loops on the hook.
Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
You've made one complete back post double crochet (BPdc).

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (fpdc)
Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.
The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.

Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.
You now have 3 loops on the hook.
Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
One front post double crochet (FPdc) is complete.

 CROWN INSTRUCTIONS: Use J - Hook

RND 1 – Magic Circle, Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 12 DC in the Magic Circle. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 12 DC)
RND 2 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work two (2) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work two (2) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work two (2) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work two (2) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 24 Stitches)
RND 3 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC next stitch, * work two (2) DC stitch, work one (1) DC next stitch*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 36 Stitches)
RND 4 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 36 Stitches)
RND 5 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each of next two (2) stitches, * work two (2) DC next stitch, work one (1) DC in each of next two (2) stitches *, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 48 Stitches)
RND 6 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 48 Stitches)
RND 7 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each of next three (3) stitches, * work two (2) DC next stitch, work one (1) DC in each of next three (3) stitches *, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 8 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 9 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 10 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 11 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)  

RND 12 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)

TRIM INSTRUCTIONS: Use a H - HOOK

Behind your 2 loops there is a horizontal bar, to make rounds 2 through 5 you will be working in this bar NOT in either front or back loop but behind them.  After the 2nd row you will note the loops are pushed together to make a knit look.  This is the STOCKINETTE Stitch and more info about it can be found here
http://crochetkitten.blogspot.com/2012/11/crochet-stockinette.html


Rnd 1:  Ch 1, hdc in same st as you joined in and 1 hdc in each st around, join with sl st in first hdc (60 hdc)

Rnd 2 through 5:  Ch1, hdc in back bar in same st as you joined in, hdc in back bar of each st around, (60 hdc)

Rnd 6: sl st in back bar of each st around (60 sl sts)

BRIM INSTRUCTIONS: Use a H - HOOK

Use TWO Strands of Yarn held together for the Brim.

Row 1:  Sl st in next st, sc in next 22 sts, sl st, turn.

Row 2:  Sl st in first sc , 1sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st*  sc,  and sl st in last st, turn.

Row 3:  Sl st in first sc, 1 sc in each sc across, sl st in last sc. turn.

Row 4:  Repeat row 3.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Re-attach your yarn to seam, sl st all the way around hat and brim.

PUFF FLOWER INSTRUCTIONS: Use a J - HOOK

Puff Stitch:  Ch 3, yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, repeat 2 more times in same st, yo place hook in next st and draw up a loop 3 times, yo and draw hook through all loops on your hook, ch 3, sl st in same st. Sl st in next st. 1 puff made.

With J hook make a magic circle and ch 1.

Rnd 1:  Make 12 scs in magic circle, join with a sl st to beginning sc, pull tail to close and weave in short end.

Petals- Make 6 puff stitches and fasten off leaving a long tail to finish center of flower.

Thread long tail into a tapestry needle, sew back and forth across center of flower until a smooth surface is achieved. This is called a satin stitch. For more info you can go here

Place your flower on the seam at brim of hat and take long stitches at the base of your petals to define each petal and attach the flower to your hat.
Pull to back and finish off. Weave in end and cut yarn.

Here is a youtube video of a puff stitch flower, however she does not sl st into the beg and end of each petal as I do.  I think it gives a more defined look to your flower.  But can give you a base!



Saturday, November 23, 2013

QUICK DONOR DC HAT
Designed and Written by:
James Lee Kelley


MATERIALS:
J – Hook
#4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Yarn Needle

STITCHES USED:
Bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
MC = Magic Circle
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch

INSTRUCTIONS:
Make a Magic Circle,
RND 1 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 11 dc into the MC. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (11dc)
RND 2 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, 2dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (22dc)
RND 3 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc 2dc * repeat between the *s around Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (33dc)
RND 4 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 2dc * repeat between the *s around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (44dc)
RND 5 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 3dc * repeat between the *s around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 6 – 9 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), dc in same st as joining, dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 10 - ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), FPDC around Chain2 and first dc together of previous rnd. BPDC on next dc, * FPDC on next dc, BPDC on next DC * around, FPDC on last dc. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55 sts)
RND 11 – ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 12 - ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), FPDC around Chain2 and first dc together of previous rnd. BPDC on next dc, * FPDC on next dc, BPDC on next DC * around, FPDC on last dc. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55 sts)
RND 13 – ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 14 - ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), FPDC around Chain2 and first dc together of previous rnd. BPDC on next dc, * FPDC on next dc, BPDC on next DC * around, FPDC on last dc. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55 sts)
RND 15 – ch 1 (does NOT count as a stitch), sc in same st as joining, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first sc. (55sc)


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