Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Free Pumpkin Halloween Crochet Pattern


Halloween sure does come round fast! So I guess a little festive pattern is in order for the forthcoming festivities. (^-^)

Not my best work I'm afraid, some you win, some you lose he he but here is the pattern anyway for this cute little pumpkin fellow shown above.

You can use any yarn as long as its orange! and some brown or green for the stalk.

The pumpkin shown used a chunky yarn and a G/6 (4.00mm) hook.

Make 6 of the following leaf shapes in orange;

Step 1
Ch13, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1tr in next 4 sts, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in last 2 sts - (12)

Step 2
Turning your work and crocheting into your foundation chain sts repeat the above sts again with: 1sc in 1st foundation st, 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1tr in next 4 sts, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in last 2 sts - (24 total sts from steps 1 and 2)

Finishing
Crochet your orange leaf shapes together joining 12 sts to 12 sts each length with 1sc, making sure the sc ribs are on the outside.

This will leave you with 2 holes either end of your pumpkin shape. Crochet one end closed using orange yarn working 1sc neatly around edge (about 14 sts) then sc2tog around (7), sl st to close, fasten off.

With the other hole join your brown or green yarn and work 1sc neatly around edge again (about 14 sts) then 1sc in ea st around (14), sc2tog until end (7), sl st to close, fasten off.

You can add a face if you like or maybe some extra leaves in green, have fun with your pumpkin!

Happy crocheting!

To learn more about crocheting into your foundation row sts you can watch my tutorial here:


© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Free crochet pattern for a simple newborn beanie

For us crocheters sometimes all we need is a nice simple crochet pattern for a baby beanie right? nothing fancy or technical but a simple beginner's pattern that we can then decorate in any way we like, so here it is!

This video that I put together for you guys will show you how to make your very own simple newborn beanie in a series of 3 videos. The pattern uses just simple stitches starting with a magic circle. If you can't crochet a magic circle you can substitute the circle for your normal 4 chains, slip stitch in first stitch and then working your stitches into the ring or you can learn how to make a magic circle here: http://youtu.be/0m0952XQjbA

The pattern will show you how to increase neatly in a mathematical sequence and when to crochet your length.

It will also show you how to work out the sizing for different sized beanies with a bit of mathematcal know how.

The written pattern for this beanie can be found below as well if you don't want to watch the videos.

And if you get stuck anywhere along just pop me a message on my Facebook page here:
www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet

How to crochet a newborn beanie - Video 1 of 3




How to crochet a newborn beanie - Video 2 of 3




How to crochet a newborn beanie - Video 3 of 3




How to crochet a newborn beanie - Written Instructions

Round 1
6sc into magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as previous round sl st (below chains), 2dc in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (12)

Round 3
Ch2, 1dc in same st as previous round sl st (below chains), 2dc in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Round 4
Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (36)

Round 5
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48)

Rounds 6 - 12
Ch2, 1dc in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (48) Fasten off on last round, tie in all tails.
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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.