Saturday, August 31, 2013

Rosies Cozies - Jack-O-Lantern Beanies





Good morning everyone! Today's pattern is the 4th in a series of 12 for Rosies Cozies.
It is a super cute and very easy to make Jack-O-Lantern beanie for Halloween!


You will need:
3.5mm hook
DK weight yarn in pumpkin coloured orange, black and green
Sewing needle.

26 Weeks
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first stitch, join - 8
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join - 16
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join - 24
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat around, join - 32
R5-10: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

28 Weeks
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first stitch, join - 8
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join - 16
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join - 24
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat around, join - 32
R5: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitches* Repeat around, join - 40
R6-12: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

30-32 Weeks
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first chain, join.
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
R5: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
R6: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 4 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
R7-14: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

Green Vine:
Chain 15 for 26 weeks, 20 for 28 and 30/32 weeks. hdc 3 times in the 2nd chain from hook and all remaining chains, this will cause the piece to curl. Sew to the centre top of the beanie.

Eyes: Make 2
ch4 (counts as ch1 and first dc), dc into the first ch twice. ch1, turn, sc 3.
Sew onto hat

Mouth.
Using black yarn, backstitch a mouth on the front of your beanie. You can get a bit creative with the mouth shape, option for a smile, or a more traditional zigzag.

Of course, you could leave the eyes and mouth of completely and just use the hat as a pumpkin instead of a jack-o-lantern.





Friday, August 30, 2013

Rosies Cozies - Acorn Beanies





Hello hello everyone! Here is pattern number 3 for Rosies Cozies. A fun little set of acorn hats (or gumnuts)
Had to do a lot of playing about with this lot, but Im happy with how they turned out. Enjoy!

BOBBLE
To make a bobble stitch, you are essentially doing a dc5tg in one stitch. Rather then me re-hashing that, you can find a great tutorial HERE. If you need further instructions just do a search for bobbles on Youtube.

You will need:
3.5mm hook
sewing needle
DK weight yarn in brown, tan and green

26 weeks
Starting with brown:
R1: ch2, hdc 10 times in the first ch, join.
R2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch2, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R4-5: ch2, dc in each stitch around, join.
Change to Tan:
R6: sc in each stitch around, back loop only, join.
R7: ch3, dc in the same stitch, *bobble in the next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches* Repeat around, join.
R8-9: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.


28 Weeks
R1: ch2, hdc 10 times in the first ch, join.
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R3: ch2, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat around, join.
R4-5: ch2, dc in each stitch around, join.
Change to Tan:
R6: sc in each stitch around, back loop only, join.
R7: ch3, dc in the same stitch, *bobble in the next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches* Repeat around, join.
R8-9: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

30-32
R1: ch2, hdc 10 times in the first ch, join.
R2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch2, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R4: ch2, *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat around, join.
R5-6: ch2, dc in each stitch around, join.
Change to Tan:
R7: sc in each stitch around, back loop only, join.
R8: ch3, dc in the same stitch, *bobble in the next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches* Repeat around, join.
R9-11: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.


Leaf:
R1: ch12, 2dc in the 2nd chain from hook, dc in the next 3 chains, hdc in the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 2 chains, sl st in the last ch
on the opposite side (in the same chain spaces)sc in the first 2 stitches, hdcin the next 4 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the end stitch, dont join, sl st in same space as the last dc, ch8, sc in the 2nd ch and each ch to end, sl st into the first dc.

Sew the leaf to the top of the hat.



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rosies Cozies - Frankenbaby Beanie



Good morning beautiful people!

Today I have the second of a series of patterns for Rosies Cozies This beanie is the frankenbaby beanie!
It is super cute and super easy. I've left off the side bolts, simply because they would be positioned on the sides and may pose as a movement issue there.

You will need
3.5mm hook
Black and green DK weight yarn


hdc spike. Yo, insert the hook into the stitch below the next one (from the previous round) and complete the hdc like normal. 

26 Weeks
With black yarn
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first chain, join.
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
Change to green yarn
R5: ch2, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, hdc spike in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R6-10: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

28 Weeks
With black yarn
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first chain, join.
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
R5: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
Change to green yarn
R6: ch2, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, hdc spike in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R7-12: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

30-32 Weeks
With black yarn
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first chain, join.
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
R5: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
R6: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 4 stitchs* Repeat around, join.
Change to green yarn
R7: ch2, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, hdc spike in the next stitch* Repeat around, join.
R8-14: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

With a long strand of black yarn sew a "stitch" by creating a diagonal line on the front/side of the beanie and then placing 3 "stitch" lines across it. Tie off and sew in tails.



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rosies Cozies - Intro and Minnie/Mickey patterns


 


Hello beautiful people.

This week I read a post on Facebook by Rosies Cozies asking for help with patterns for their latest colleciton. If you'r not already aware of Rosies Cozies, pop on over and have a look.

The latest collection is based around Halloween, fall, thanksgiving and Christmas, however they are having a hard time finding preemie patterns of this nature.

Well, the idea of working up tiny little costumed hats just appeals to me! I know here in Aus they probably wouldn't be as popular, but Halloween and Thanksgiving are such large parts of American culture that I can imagine the parents and families of nicu bubs would get a lot of comfort from these types of beanies. Not to mention any younger siblings that might be overjoyed at the idea of their little brother or sister getting to join in with Halloween!

So for the next 2 weeks we'll be having a Rosies Cozies special here at Mamma That Makes. A variety of fun and funky hats for the festive season! We hope you enjoy these patterns, and if you can, send some along to Rosies Cozies, They would LOVE to reach their goal and I'm sure with everyone's help we can certainty make this happen! You can read more about this collection and get the address for posting HERE

Most beanies will come in multiple sizes too!

Now on to the first pattern!






Mickey and Minnie beanies for Preemies

You will need:
3.5mm hook
DK weight yarn in black and pink and/or red
2 small buttons in white
sewing needle

26 Weeks
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first stitch, join - 8
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join - 16
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join - 24
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat around, join - 32
R5-7: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
End black yarn, join either pink or red.
R8-10: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

28 Weeks
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times in the first stitch, join - 8
R2: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join - 16
R3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch* Repeat around, join - 24
R4: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches* Repeat around, join - 32
R5: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 3 stitches* Repeat around, join - 40
R6-8: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
End black yarn, join either pink or red.
R9-12: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

Ears - Make 2
With 3.5mm hook and black yarn.
R1: ch2, hdc 8 times into the first chain, join
R2: ch1, 2sc in the next 7 stitches, sl st in the next stitch and sl st to beginning.
Flat area is where it connects to the hat. I position mind so that they are stitched between rounds 3 and 5.

Bow for Minnie
With 3.5mm hook and pink yarn
R1: ch5, hdc in 2nd chain from hook and each across.
R2-5: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across
R3: ch1, sc evenly around the entire rectangle.

Taking a long piece of pink yarn wrap it around the centre of the bow a few times to pull the middle in. Secure tightly at the back and sew to hat in between the ears.

Attach the 2 small buttons to the front of the beanie as pictured.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DigiScrap Kit - Girly Bottlecaps

Good morning!

Today's scrapbook freebie is a fun and adorable set of girl themed bottlecaps. I had so much fun with these that you can bet Ill have more eventually!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mini Gathered Flats - Crocheted Preemie Booties



Good morning everyone,

Today I have another little bootie pattern for you. This one is for bubs of 30 weeks gestation, working up with a 6cm sole and with only 5 rounds and a simple gathered tie, they are super fast to make and excellent scrap busters.




You will need:

3mm hook
dk weight (8ply) yarn in main colour
a very small amount of yarn in a contrasting colour for the gather and bow. I have used 3/4/5/8 ply successfully. You could also use ribbon.

R1: ch9, dc in the 3rd from hook twice, dc in the next 5 chains, 4dc in the end chain, Working on the opposite side of the stitches just made (into the backs o the chains) dc in the next 5 stitches, 2dc in the 1st stitch, join.
R2: ch1, 2sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches, 2sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches, 2sc in each of the next 2 stitches, join. -24
R3: ch3, dc back loop only in each stitch around, join. -24
R4: ch2, hdc in the first 7 stitches, hdc2tg 5 times, hdc in the last 7 stitches, join. -19
R5: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

Take a small length of yarn or ribbon and starting at the toe, weave it in and out of the sc stitches from R5. Pull slightly to gather the ankle opening a little and tie a bow.

Repeat a second time for the next bootie, and you are finished! 1 set from start to finish takes me about 20 minutes. Super fast!




Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scrapkit Freebie - Tape

Good morning beautiful peeps!

I know its been a while since Ive added another scrap kit. Boy has it been busy! I finally have some time today so Ill be scheduling a bunch ready to go.

This kit is probably my most popular one on Deviantart and I guess it's because it is so versatile. You get a heap of tapes in various sizes, patterns and opacities. Have fun!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Chunky Christmas Bonnets



*waves* Hi guys!

I don't know about you, but I tend to find that I have all these plans for things to make for Christmas, and then BAM! before you know it December is here and you haven't finished even a half of what you planned.

In order to combat this, Im starting early! Today I have for you all a chunky and super fast Christmas bonnet, that comes in both 0-3 and 3-6 months. Of course, you could use any colours and turn it into something non Christmasy, but thats what I went with. Instructions below are for a solid coloured bonnet, and one that has a stripe. There are also 2 tie methods, go with whatever one suits you best. Ive also made this with pom pom yarn for the ties, and strands of thick n thin. They all look wonderful!






Christmas Bonnets

You will need:
DK weight yarn, bonnets are worked holding 2 strands together, so 2 balls of each colour needed or wind off half a ball so you have 2.
10mm hook
140 inches (3.8yards, 3.6meters)of ribbon

Solid Bonnet with Ribbon Ties

Leave a 12 inch end at the start so you can sew in the back of the bonnet.

1: ch22 (0-3) or 24 (3-6), in the second chain from hook (sc, dc) *skip one ch, (sc, dc) in the next, repeat across, turn

2-9: ch1, *sk 1 stitch, (sc, dc) in the next stitch*, Repeat from * across Do not end off

For 3-6 months only: Repeat above row one more time.

Using the tail you left from the start of the chains, sew up the back of the bonnet. Weave in ends.

10: ch1, sc evenly along the bottom edge of the bonnet right around until you reach the opposite corner. Do not sc along the front of the bonnet. Finish off and weave in ends.

Cut 4 strands of ribbon 20 inches long. Using 2 for each corner, loop them in half and insert the loop into the corner, pull the loose ends of the ribbon through the loop to create a knot and pull tight. Using the remaining ribbon weave it in and out of the last row of the bonnet (I so in between the groups of sc/dc) Once the ribbon is even tie carefully at the corners to prevent it moving, then trim the ends of the ribbon ties to make sure they are all the same length.






Striped Bonnet with Braided Ties

Leave a 12 inch end at the start so you can sew in the back of the bonnet.

0-3 Months
Starting with main colour
1: ch22 , in the second chain from hook (sc, dc) *skip one ch, (sc, dc) in the next, repeat across, turn

2-5: ch1, *sk 1 stitch, (sc, dc) in the next stitch*, Repeat from * across, turn

6-7: Switching to contrasting colour: ch1, *sk 1 stitch, (sc, dc) in the next stitch*, Repeat from * across, turn

8-9 Switching back to main colour: ch1, *sk 1 stitch, (sc, dc) in the next stitch*, Repeat from * across, do not end off (follow All Sizes below.

3-6 Months
Starting with main colour
1: ch24 , in the second chain from hook (sc, dc) *skip one ch, (sc, dc) in the next, repeat across, turn

2-6: ch1, *sk 1 stitch, (sc, dc) in the next stitch*, Repeat from * across, turn

7-8: Switching to contrasting colour: ch1, *sk 1 stitch, (sc, dc) in the next stitch*, Repeat from * across, turn

9-10: Switching back to main colour: ch1, *sk 1 stitch, (sc, dc) in the next stitch*, Repeat from * across, do not end off (follow All Sizes below.

ALL SIZES
Using the tail you left from the start of the chains, sew up the back of the bonnet. Weave in ends.

10: ch1, sc evenly along the bottom edge of the bonnet right around until you reach the opposite corner. Do not sc along the front of the bonnet. Finish off and weave in ends.


Cut 3 strands each of main and contrasting colours per corner, fold in half, pull the loop through the corner of the bonnet, and then pull the loose ends back through the loop, pulling tight to create a knot. Braid strands. Repeat for other corner.







Thursday, August 8, 2013

Owen Beanie




Hello hello!

Today's pattern is another 36 weeker beanie, this one leaning more towards styles for boys. Of course, any colour could be used but I think this one looks great in browns and blues and greens.

This pattern is also a great way to use up darker colours on preemie hats. Just make sure your last colour is a light colour (pale blue, white, cream) so it frames bubs face and your set!

You will need:
5mm hook
DK weight (8ply) yarn in 3 colours. Colour A (green), Colour B (blue) and Colour C (cream)

34 weeks
With colour A
R1: ch3, dc 10 times, join
R2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch3, *2dc, 1dc* repeat around, join
R4-6: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join
Join colour B
R7: ch2, *FPDC around the first stitch, BPDC around the next stitch* repeat around, join.
Join colour C
R8: ch2, *FPDC around the FPDC from the previous round, BPDC around the BPDC from the previous round* repeat around, join.
R9: ch2, FPHDC around the FPDC from the previous round, BPHDC around the BPDC from the previous round* repeat around, join.

Weave in all ends.


36 weeks
With colour A
R1: ch3, dc 12 times, join
R2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch around, join.
R3: ch3, *2dc, 1dc* repeat around, join
R4-6: ch3, dc in each stitch around, join
Join colour B
R7: ch2, *FPDC around the first stitch, BPDC around the next stitch* repeat around, join.
Join colour C
R8: ch2, *FPDC around the FPDC from the previous round, BPDC around the BPDC from the previous round* repeat around, join.
R9: ch2, FPHDC around the FPDC from the previous round, BPHDC around the BPDC from the previous round* repeat around, join.

Weave in all ends.




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spikes Bag - Free crochet pattern




Morning beautiful people.

Today's pattern is a little different from the ones Ive been doing. Actually, its been sitting on my HD for ages now waiting to be submitted and I keep overlooking it!

A little marble bag! Of course, you could put anything at all in it, but that is what my girls needed and so a marble bag we have :D

Its simple and easy and uses hardly any yarn at all. Enjoy!

You will need:
DK weight yarn (8ply)
4.5mm hook

SPIKE STITCH: yo, insert hook in the stitch directly below the one you would usually use, pull yarn through, complete dc like normal.

1. ch2, 12dc into the first chain, join.
2. ch2, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each remaining stitch, join
3. ch2, dc in same stitch, *dc, 2dc in the next stitch* Repeat around

change colour

4. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

change colour

5. ch2 counts as 1st dc, dc in the next 4 stitches, spike stitch, *dc in the next 5, spike* repeat around, join

change colour

6. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join

change colour

7. ch2, dc in the next stitch, spike stitch, *dc in the next 5 stitches, spike* repeat around, join

change colour

8. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

change colour

9. ch2, dc in the next stitch, spike stitch, *dc in the next 5 stitches, spike* repeat around, join

10-11. ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join. End off, weave in loose ends.

Chain 60 to make a tie, weave in and out of round 10.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ciara Beanie - Prem



Hello hello again!

Today's pattern is a simple little hat to fit a 36 weeker bub. Yup, I've been on a kick with some bigger sizes lately, as requested by Chance's Clothes Project. This hat has a strong girly feel too it, and it looks great as a solid or in multiple colours. Be sure to check my Ravelry page to see more colour combinations and ideas.

You will need:
DK weight yarn (8ply)
5mm hook.

36 weeks
R1: ch3, dc 12 times, join

R2: ch3, 2dc in each stitch around, join

R3: ch3, *2dc, 1dc* repeat around, join

R4: ch3, dc 3 times in the same stitch, *skip the next 3 stitches, dc 4 times in the next stitch* Repeat around, joining to the top of the ch3.

R5: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join to the first sc.

R6-9: Repeat rounds 4 and 5 twice more.

R10-11: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

End off and weave in all ends.