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Friday, March 11, 2016

LIttle Lamb Earwarmer

Are you ready for today's "Free Pattern Friday?" Are you ready for the cutest thing you've ever seen?

The Little Lamb Earwarmer is perfect for Easter and Spring Pictures. Or just to look cute. Pattern for Toddler and Child size is below. For sizes Infant through Adult, along with a picture tutorial of the loop stitch, check out the pattern on Ravelry here! :)

Special Notes:
Follow instructions for desired sizes as indication
Ear Warmer is worked in the round
Directions in ** should be repeated the number of times indicated
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR GAUGE!! 

Gauge: 
8 rows x 8 st = 2 in

Stitches Used:

Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Loop Stitch

What you'll need:

- WW yarn (in two colors)
- J hook
- Tapestry needle

Toddler size: (16” circ)
R1: Fsc 64 join to first st with sl st- careful not to twist! Ch 1 turn.
 R2-10: ch1, Loop stitch in each st around. Join.
R11: Change color to black. Ch 1, sc around. Join and finish off.
Reattach black yarn to other side (the fsc side). Sc around. Join and fasten off.
Continue to Ears.

Child: (18” circ)
 R1: Fsc 72 join to first st with sl st- careful not to twist! Ch 1 turn
R2-11: ch1, Loop stitch in each st around. Join.
R12: Change color to black. Ch 1, sc around. Join and finish off.
Reattach black yarn to other side (the fsc side). Sc around. Join and fasten off.
Continue to Ears.

Ears: (Make 2)

Using black yarn (or contrast color), ch 7
R1: turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4. Hdc in next st. 4 hdc in last st. Continuing along back of chain, hdc next st, sc next 4. Join with sl st to 1st ch.
R2: ch 1, hdc next 5 st. 2 dc in next 4 st, hdc last 5. Join with sl st to ch1.
R3: ch 1, sc next 5 st, **2hdc next st, hdc next** rpt 3x (for a total of 4). Sc last 5. Join with sl st to first ch. Fasten off

Finishing:
         Sew Ears on to headband about 4 inches apart.

         Weave in all ends.

Want a little more cute-ness?? Check out the Little Bunny Earwarmer here





Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hermosa Cowl **Free Pattern**

The Hermosa Cowl was inspired by a scarf I made for my sister (hence, the name) ;). I loved it so much! I reluctantly sent it to her for Christmas, but decided I needed to make one for myself as well! I tweaked it a bit and decided to share it with you!

If you would like to add the pattern to Ravelry, click here. You can also purchase the pdf of this pattern along with instructions to make the scarf as well! :)

What you'll need:
- 2 colors WW yarn
- J hook
- Tapestry Needle (for sewing in ends)

Stitches used:
- Foundation Single Crochet
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Chain (ch)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Puff Stitch- yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up loop, rpt 3 more times (9 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 8 st (2 now on hook), yarn over and pull through last 2 loops

Gauge:
R1: Fsc 20
R2: ch 1, sc across
R3: ch 1, turn, **puff stitch in next, ch 1, sk next st** rpt
R4: ch 1, turn, **sc in puff st, dc in skipped st from previous rounf (you will dc over ch 1 from R3 and into st from R2)** rpt
R5-6: ch 1, turn, sc across.
Rpt. R3-6 once more.
Measure from fsc (you should have 4inches from fsc to end of 10th row) and 6 puffs across at one of the puff rows per 4 inches.
(6 puffs x 10 rows = 4in)

Pattern Notes: 
Please check your gauge!
Color changes are given in ( ) before each round.


Cowl:

(MC) R1: FSC 90. Join to work in the round

        R2: Ch 1, sc around. Join. (90)

(CC) R3: Ch 1, **puff st in next, ch 1, sk next st** rpt around. Join. (45 puffs)

(MC) R4: Ch1, **sc in puff st, dc in skipped st from previous round (you will be dc over ch 1 from R3 and into st from R2)** rpt around. Join. (90 st)

(CC) R5: ch 1, sc in each st. Join. (90)

(MC) R6: ch 1, sc in each st. Join. (90)

Repeat R3-6 four more times (you will have a total of 21 rounds)

(MC) R22: ch 1, sc in each st. Join. (90)

(CC) R23: Ch 1, **puff st in next, ch 1, sk next st** rpt around. Join. (45 puffs)

(MC) R24: Ch1, **sc in puff st, dc in skipped st from previous round (you will be dc over ch 1 from R3 and into st from R2)** rpt around. Join. (90 st)

(MC) R25: ch 1, sc in each st. Join. (90)


F/o and weave in ends.



If you love this pattern, check out the matching Hermosa Wristers here!