Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Popsicle Pom-Pom Hat


What makes a kid's hat go from boring to fantastic?  Color?  Texture?  Pom-Poms?  This hat has it all!  These bright colors are reminiscent of summer and popsicles bring some playfulness into winter fashion.

I am so excited to bring you the Popsicle Pom-Pom hat as part of the Winter Fashion Blog Hop hosted by E'Claire Makery!  You can find  a whole month's worth of awesome  patterns here: Winter Fashion Blog Hop

I had a daydream about this hat sometime in June but was too busy to experiment with it.   I sketched my idea and then later in the summer I did my test run with the pattern.  I love when everything comes together!  The hat looked even better than I had pictured.  But, I made one big mistake.  The only thing I wrote down about the pattern was this; "First attempt, ch 69."  Not very helpful!  So, just this past week, I recreated the hat.  I learned a good lesson - take better notes!

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Popsicle Pom-Pom Hat 

Supplies: 
Crochet hook size I
Stitch marker
200 yards of weight 4 yarn
Yarn needle
2 Pom- Poms

Stitches:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl-st = slip stitch

Notes:
  • I used Red Heart Super Saver in Polo Stripes to make the hat and the pom-poms
  • This hat is crocheted in continuous rounds.
  • Be careful not to twist the foundation chain when joining into a circle.
  • Sizing: This hat is sized to fit an elementary-aged child.  To resize the hat, use an odd number of chains in the foundation chain.  I like using this hat size chart.  Suggestions for adult size are below the pattern.
  • It is important in rows 8 and beyond that each single crochet is placed above a double crochet and each double crochet is placed above a single crochet.  This forms the Lemon Peel stitch.  
  • If you end up with an even number of stitches, don't panic!  You can fudge it by doing a dc and sc in the same stitch at the end of row 7.
  • The texture in rows 7 and beyond will appear on the backside of the stitches. 



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Pattern:

Foundation: ch 67, sl-st to join.

Row  1: ch1, sl-st in first ch, place a stitch marker, sl-st in next, sc in all remaining ch (67 stitches)

Row 2: sc in each stitch (67 stitches)

Rows 3-6: repeat row 2 (67 stitches)

Row 7: sc in first {dc in next, sc in next} repeat until the end of the round

Row 8: dc in first {sc in next, dc in next) repeat until the end of the round

Continue alternating rows 7 & 8 until the hat is about 7 1/2" tall.

Finishing the Hat: End the final round straight above the stitch marker.  Fold the hat flat.  Seam the top of the hat using slip stitches.   Add one pom-pom to each corner.

To Make Adult Size: Foundation chain 71, hat height 8 - 8 1/2 inches.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Minnehaha Mesh Scarf


I just love one skein projects.  Don't you?   

I've worn it in public twice.  I had one lady try to buy it right off my neck and a child beg to keep it.  (You just got to love that, huh?)  I can't capture how pretty this is! 

It has a bit of stretch which makes it snuggle right around your neck.  It's so comfy!  It's a perfect accessory for fall outfits or to wear with your winter jacket.

Are you wondering where the name Minnehaha Mesh comes from?  I'm a Minnesota girl.  Minnehaha Falls is one of my favorite places to go.  At the very bottom of this post, you can see one of my pictures of the falls.

Supplies:
Yarn weight 4, 250 yards
Crochet hook size H
Yarn needle

Stitches:
Chain = ch
Single Crochet = sc
Chain Space = ch-sp


Yarn used:  I Love This Yarn Print, Orange Zest
Finished size using 250 Yards is 5 1/2" X 54"

Pattern: Minnehaha Mesh 

Chain 28

Row 1: sc in the fourth ch from the hook, (ch 2, skip one ch, sc in next) repeat across row, turn.

Row 2: ch 3, sc in the first ch-sp, ch 2 (sc in next ch-sp, ch 2) repeat across row, sc in last ch-sp, turn.

Repeat row 2 until the desired length.

To increase or decrease the width, chain any even number.

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Be sure to check out the Northern Lights Winter Scarf pattern, free on my blog.   It's my most popular pattern this year!

If you enjoyed this, the Mesh Dishcloth is made with the same stitch.




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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Clownfish






A friend of mine asked for a fish block to make a pillow for a family member.  We worked together to come up with this adorable clownfish.   It is 60 x 60 written for single crochet.  I hope you like it too! 

Download the pattern here: Clownfish
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Don't miss the other free beach-inspired graphghan block I designed.  Flip Flops Or click here to see all my FREE graphghan designs. 

If you download a copy, please consider leaving me a comment. I appreciate the feedback.  If you have a suggestion for an item you'd like to see, drop me a comment or email.  I would love to hear from you!  If you want to connect with me, you can email me at grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Flip Flops Graphghan Block





I decided that I have too many projects going right now!  So what did I do over the weekend?  I started another blanket.  #storyofmylife (Insert giggles here!)  I have a few upcoming new crochet designs including a hat, a scarf, a blanket, face scrubbies, and two dishcloths.  They just need to go through the testing and editing process.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this fun free graphghan block.  Nothing better than a splash of summer when it's bitterly cold outdoors, right?  The block is 60 x 60 and will be part of my next set of graphghan blocks.  I just couldn't wait to share this one!  Sometime early next year, keep your eyes open for a whole beach-ocean themed set of blocks!  If you have a suggestion for an item you'd like to see, drop me a comment or email.   If you want to connect with me, you can email me at grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com.  I would love to hear from you!

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Cornucopia Graphghan Block




I have a few other fall-inspired graphs that will be released very soon, but today I wanted to shart this one as a thank you to everyone who visits my blog!  It is appreciated very much!

Download the pattern here: Cornucopia
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If you download a copy, please consider leaving me a comment!  I appreciate the feedback.  If you have any suggestions or want to connect with me, you can also email me at grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com.  I would love to hear from you!

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Howling Wolf




This fun graphghan design is 200 x 200 written for single crochet.  This would be perfect for a cabin or for the avid outdoors person in your life.

Download the pattern here: Howling Wolf
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If you download a copy, please consider leaving me a comment!  I appreciate the feedback.  If you have any suggestions or want to connect with me, you can also email me at grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com.  I would love to hear from you!

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Winter Fashion Blog Hop!

I am super excited to participate as one of the featured crochet bloggers on the Blog Hop hosted by E'Claire Makery!! Be sure to peek in daily to see the featured design of the day.  Each design is free on Ravelry for a limited time, so don't miss any!  You can find the patterns here: Winter Fashion Bog Hop

I had a hard time picking which of my upcoming designs to feature on the blog hop, but decided on the Popsicle Pom Pom Hat.  My duckling loves it!  The picture to the left is a peek at the texture.  It's guaranteed to be a favorite!  I can't wait to share it with you on November 27th.


Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡