Saturday, January 24, 2015

Patriots graph

I haven't made this pattern, the graph was a request. I do not have yarn amounts but it is designed to make a twin sized bedspread when using an H hook and 2 dc per square.  I'd suggest working it from the side to avoid so many color changes happening at once. If this doesn't print out properly, I can send you a pdf if you send your request for it to kendrascrochet@gmail.com

Good luck and enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dr. Who Tardis Hat pattern

 Materials:Less than 1 skein Red Heart Royal Blue
Less than one skein white and small amount of black
Size H crochet hook.
 yarn needle

You will need to know single crochet, back stitching (for the lettering) reverse single crochet (optional), slip stitch (to join rows), Magic circle (see link below)




*Start with magic circle (go to www.allfreecrochet.com/Tutorials/How-to-Crochet-the-Magic-Circle)
*starting ch 1 counts as first sc throughout.
Instructions are given for size small. Size medium changes are in parentheses.
*Change colors by pulling new color through 2 loops that make the previous stitch (pull up a loop, yarn over with new color and pull through both loops on hook)

1. 6 sc in magic circle, join.
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc in same sc. 2 sc in each stitch around) (12 sc). Join.
3. Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in next sc (sc in next, 2 sc in next) 5 times (18 sc) Join.
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next, 2 sc in next (sc in next 2, 2 sc in next) 5 times(24 sc) Join.
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 2, 2 sc in next (sc in next 3, 2 sc in next) 5 times (30 sc) Join.
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 3, 2 sc in next (sc in next 4, 2 sc  in next) 5 times (36 sc) Join.
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 4, 2 sc in next (sc in next 5, 2 sc in next) 5 times (42 sc) Join.
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 5, 2 sc in next (sc in next 6, 2 sc in next ) 5 times (48 sc) Join.
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 6, 2 sc in next (sc in next 7, 2 sc in next) 5 times (54 sc) Join.
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 7, 2 sc in next (sc in next 8, 2 sc in next) 5 times (60) sc Join.
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 8, 2 sc in next (sc in next 9, 2 sc in next ) 5 times (66 sc) Join.
12. (size medium only)Ch 1,turn. Sc in next 9, 2 sc in next (sc in next 10, 2 sc in next) 5 times (72 sc) Join.
13. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc around 66 (72) sc with black, join with sl st.
14. ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc around. 66 (72) sc join.
15-18. repeat row 14
19. (start windows)ch 1, sc in next changing to white (see notes at top){(sc in next 4, change to blue, sc in next, change to white) 2 times, sc in next 4, change to blue,} sc in next 3 (4), change to white, repeat {} sc in next 2 (4), change to white, repeat {}, sc in next 3 (4), change to white , repeat {} sc in next 1 (3)   Join.
20.  Ch 1, turn, (size small only) sc in next 2, (both sizes) changing to white {(sc in next 4, change to blue, sc, change to white) 2 times, sc in next 4, change to blue,} 2 sc (4), change to white, repeat {}, 3 sc (4) repeat {} again, 2 sc (4), repeat {}, (both sizes) 2 sc, join
21. Repeat row 19
22. repeat row 20
23. ch 1, sc in each sc around, join.
24. Repeat row 20
25. repeat row 19
26. repeat row 23
27. repeat row 23
28. do not turn, reverse sc around, join. Fasten off.
29. Back stitch lettering onto black band as shown.

If you  have any questions, email me at kendrascrochet@gmail.com and I will do my best to help!

Thank you  Beth, for testing this pattern for me! I appreciate it!









small hat diagram
medium hat diagram


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Penn State Nittany Lion graph

Using an H hook and 2 dc per square should give you a throw that's nearly twin sized. If you'd like a twin sized afghan,  pur a border around it!Enjoy1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

knit pattern tester

I'm working on a knit hat for my aunt and I like how it's coming out so I am attempting to write up a pattern for it. Since I have very limited experience knitting, let alone writing up patterns, I need help!  I have it written up the way I think it should be written, but the pattern needs to be tested. Any takers?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Super Bulky throw

Materials: 4 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA, Raspberry, Super Bulky
Size N Crochet hook

1.  Ch 98, sc in 2nd ch from hook.(ch 1 skip next ch. Sc in next ch) rep to end, ending with a sc in last st. ch 1, turn (to make a wider throw, increase starting chain to desired length, keeping it an even number of stitches)
2.  (Sc in ch 1 sp, ch1, skip sc) repeat to end, end with Sc in turning CH.

repeat row 2 until desired length. do not fasten off

*putting the sc over the ch instead of through a single loop of the chain uses more yarn, and gives you a thicker, denser fabric that is a bit stiffer, but warm enough to keep you cozy in a blizzard ;-)


For border:
ch 1,  sc in same corner space, ch 1, turn corner. sc first row end, (sc in next row end, ch 1) repeat down entire side. For corner; sc, ch 1, sc in same corner space and continue in like fashion around to beginning of border row.  sc, ch 1 in corner sp, join.

repeat border row as many times as you like, remembering to ch 1 and turn each time. Put a sc, ch 1, sc in each corner and sc in previous row's ch 1 and ch 1 over previous row's sc. 

My finished product with about 3 or 4 border rows, was around a 3 ft x 5 ft throw.  After washing it was so incredibly super soft, my 8 year old son won't give it back when he's watching cartoons! It's very cozy and warm and luxuriously soft!