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Monster Mash…Crochet Monster Hats!!!

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Here they come… Monster’s!  I just couldn’t help spending a few hours making some adorable Monster Hats…  Once I got the bug of the awesome cuteness,,, I couldn’t stop…

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I would still be making them,,, But I had to work on releasing the Soft and Stylish Cowl (Available in the Free Pattern Tab above)… Not only the cowl,,,I had an order for some very cute children’s booties to finish and Finalizing the Pattern for Sadie- 1920″s inspired Cloche Hat...  So for now… The monsters are all locked up… At Alpine Originals… (The shop I sell my creations in..).

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Monster Mash…

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Who let the monsters out??

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Well, Back to the crochet grind… With pleasure!!!  Hope you love these guys as much as I do!!.

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Don’t forget to join in the fun on Facebook,,, And watch for my Daily Segment over there… Would you wear this? Would you make it? Tell me what you think… Here is the free pattern link if you like it… ”  It is a blast!

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So here is to Monsters, Patterns and Crochet!!

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Elena

 

Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Free Pattern!

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So here we are … The 3rd week to announce the Facebook Fan Favorite…  Last weeks segments were a big hit… Lots of you checked in, liked, commented and shared…

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One day in particular was a landslide Fan Favorite!!!  Not only did you love it,,, But some of you have already worked up this free pattern!  So without any hesitation… Here is your Fan Favorite!

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This great beret is both feminine and stylish… So…Would you wear this? Would you make it? Tell me what you think… Here is the link to the FREE pattern if you like it….http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/149-8-victoriana—beret-and-neck-warmer-in-karisma

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Here is one of my favorite fans Kathy Lashley from Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs projects she whipped up after seeing this over on my Facebook…https://www.facebook.com/elkstudio.lashley

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Great Work Kathy… Love the white for winter!

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Once again thank you all for your Facebook participation…  If you have been following my segment “Would you wear this? Would you make it? Tell me what you think… Here is the Free Pattern link if you like it…” ,,, You may wish you had saved a pattern from a previous week… Well… All is not lost… Just go to “Photos” and click on “Albums”… There you will find the Segment Album and all the previous Free Patterns that have been featured!!!!  Or if you are new to my segment… Check out the previous Patterns!!!  It is a library of Free Patterns I am collecting for you!!!!

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Also… Thank you all for your support for my new Free Pattern,, Soft and Stylish Cowl… You can find it in the Free Pattern tab at the top of this page if you haven’t checked it out yet… It will only be free for a limited time… So don’t miss out!!!

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Soft and Stylish Cowl

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Don’t forget to help your Fan Favorite make it to the top… Just hop over to Facebook, Comment, Like and Share away!!!

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Elena

 

Soft and Stylish Cowl…  Free Crochet Pattern!

Soft and Stylish Cowl… Free Crochet Pattern!

Soft and Stylish Cowl Pattern

By Beatrice Ryan Designs

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Pattern

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Materials:

.     Extra Bulky Yarn (5 or 6 by Yarns Standards) 150 yards- Different types and weights of yarn will produce varying results.

.     Size N Hook

.     Yarn Needle

If you love this pattern you can add it to your Ravelry queue and favorites…  Click Here!!

Intermediate Crochet due to the flower being a little advanced, but beginners can make the flower easily by using the picture illustrations for guidance .  The Cowl is rated Easy Crochet

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Stitches:

.     Ch-Chain     St-Stitch     Sl St-Slip Stitch     Sc-Single Crochet     DC- Double Crochet     HDC-Half Double Crochet     TRC-Triple Crochet

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.     This pattern is worked in the round and no turning is necessary unless otherwise noted.

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Ch 50-55 depending on your desired diameter, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch.  When joining chain, be very careful to keep the chain from twisting.  The joined Chain should be a continuous circle once joined, (See illustration below).

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Joining Chain without twisting

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Row 1:     Ch 2 (Counts as first HDC), HDC next Ch and in each Ch around, Join to top of Ch 2. Make sure the work is not twisted (See illastration below)  50-55 HDC

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HDC Round Joined

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Row 2-6 :     Ch 4 (Count as first TRC now and throughout), TRC in next St and in each St around, Join to top of Ch 4.      50-55 TRC

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Row 7:         Ch 2, HDC around. Join to top of Ch 2.  Finish off, Weave in tails.

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Flower:

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 Sc in 1st Ch, Join to 1st Sc. Flower is worked in the round unless otherwise noted.

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Row 2: Ch 1,  Working in the Back Loops – 2 Sc in 1st St and each St around.  Do not Join. 12 Sc

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Row 3: Continue working in the round in Back Loops (You will not be joining) . * 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next St,* 9 times, Sl St in next St.    21Sc+1 Sl St

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You will now have a flat crochet circle with a spiral on top from the unworked Front Loops that will be the base of your flower. (See Illustration Below)

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Base of flower

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Row 4: The” Petal ” Base, You will creating Chain 3 spaces to make the petals in and Sc’s to secure the petals down, Similar to  making shell pattern-  Ch 1 Turn, (Working in both loops around the outside edge )  1 Sc in 2nd St from hook,* Ch 3, Sk next St, 3 Sc,* 5 times.  Ch 3, Do not turn, you are still working in the round in a spiral to the center of flower base now  in unworked loops of the flower base. (See Illustration”A” Below), *Sk St, 3 Sc, Ch 3*, * *Around to center of flower base. Sl St in last unworked loop. 12 Ch 3 spaces total. (See Illustration “B” Below)

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Illustration “A”                                                                 Illustration “B”

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Row 5: The Petals… Ch 1, Turn.  Sl St, Hdc, 3 DC in Ch 3 Space,* Sk Sc, Sl St in next Sc, Sk Sc, 5 Dc(7DC if using Bulky Weight 5 yarn standard) in next Ch 3 Space*, * *11 Times, Sl St on back of flower base approximately 1 inch away from last petal made to secure flower. 12 Petals.  Finish off leaving long tail for sewing flower to Cowl.

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Completed Flower

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Sew Flower to cowl using yarn needle.

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Soft and Stylish Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs

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