Monday, July 23, 2012

Patterns Upsized?

Ive been asked, multiple times, if I would be ever making my patterns larger for newborn babies. Up until now I had no desire to do this, as I just didnt have the time. However I find myself with both time and more knowledge now so Im considering the idea of working up newborn hat patterns. Is there enough interest for them? Please drop me a comment and let me know. If enough people think its a good plan, then its something Id start doing. <3

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Precious V's Bonnet

Hello beautiful people! Sorry for the lack of posts in the last few weeks. School has been kicking my butt all over the place so Ive had to put a lot more time into it and a little less into pattern creating. I handed in my essay last week so I'll be back to regular posting!

Today's pattern is an oh so cute lacy V stitch bonnet. I'm using a lovely new yarn by Moda Vera called Alder which is a 100% viscose (from bamboo) yarn. Its very soft and has a lovely sheen to it. It does split a little but its worth it for the fabric it creates.

This pattern uses a triple crochet stitch, here is a quicky on how to do it.

1. Yarn over hook twice, then insert hook into next stitch.
2. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - (there are four loops on the hook).
3. Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (there are now three loops remaining on the hook).
4. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops.
5. Again, loop yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook (there is now one loop remaining.)
This completes one triple crochet.

Ok lets get started shall we?

Precious V's Bonnet

3.00mm Hook and Fingering weight yarn.
This will fit 26-28 weeks gestation
TC - Triple Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
All in American terms.

1: ch3, DC 11 times in the 1st chain. Join

2: ch3, DC in the same st, then 2DC in each st around, join.

3: ch3, *DC, 2DC in the next* Repeat around, join.

This row is completed in the BACK LOOPS ONLY

4: ch4, *(TC, ch1, TC) in the next stitch, sk the next stitch* Repeat 14 more times (15 Triple V's in total.), TC in the next st. DO NOT JOIN. From here on out we will be turning and working back and forth, not in rounds.

5: ch4, turn, complete one triple V stitch in each ch1 space around (center of the v's from the previous round)

6: Repeat 5

7: Repeat 5 (ch3, not 4) but instead of doing triple V stitches, work in double V stitches (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) This is the last V stitch row

8: ch1, sc in each stitch and ch1 space around

You can find the Ravelry Page HERE Please add images when you finish, I really enjoy seeing how they work for you guys!