Monday, August 14, 2017

Crochet Flower and Fabric Scrap for a Gift Bag

I'm a crochet diva and sometimes I forget that a crocheted flower makes a perfect bow! And wait...a scrap of fabric can simply be gathered up into a pouch and used - instead of a gift bag!

you can create a homespun, earth-friendly gift bag by using your scraps of yarn and fabric
put a flower on a pouch of unhemmed fabric: instant gift bag!


Now don't get me wrong, I love gift bags because they are reusable. I think there might be some in our house which are as old as my youngest child and as wrinkled as her mom! They are fun, they are bright, they're nice and sturdy and HECK, they're so easy! Drop the awkward gift shape in them and you're done!

But if you happen to be a wanna-be hippie like me and would like to begin using up bits of yarn and fabric rather than run to the store, just cut out a piece of fabric large enough to enfold your gift, make a flower in 10 or 20 minutes (one of my newest flower pattern sets is linked below), and tie the flower onto the "neck" of your pouch with a piece of string.

If you're interested, my ebook of my best crochet flower patterns is found on Amazon and Etsy:
https://www.amazon.com/Susans-Showy-Crochet-Flower-Patterns-ebook/dp/B00V8KASWG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502727153&sr=8-2&keywords=susan+kennedy+crochet+flower

https://www.etsy.com/listing/227609950/flower-crochet-patterns-susans-14-new?ref=shop_home_feat_2

You can see all of my crochet ebook patterns here:
www.susanlinnstudio.etsy.com

https://www.amazon.com/Susan-Kennedy/e/B00O07W7MS/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Thanks for looking and happy crocheting!

Susan

Friday, January 6, 2017

Free Baby Hat Crochet Pattern excerpted from Susan's Flowers Bees Butterflies and More!

Hey you guys, I thought I'd post the free little single crochet baby hat pattern that I have as a little add-on on this Spring Flowers, Bees, Butterflies and More Crochet Pattern ebook.
Susan's pattern set includes step-by-step photos and detailed instructions for darling flowers, buzzy bees and this single crochet baby hat
my sassy flowers, bees and butterflies perch nicely on this darling sc baby hat

I'd love for you to check out the entire pattern set on shopify, amazon, or etsy, but in the meantime get started on that little baby's fuzzy little hat!



Abbreviations and Terms used in this Pattern: 


 Beg   beginning (as in, “sc in beg chain” – single crochet in the chain at the beginning of this portion).
Ch   chain
Dc   double crochet
Lsc  long single crochet, in which the hook is inserted below the normal space, to a previous round, resulting in a very long post which covers previous single crochets or double crochets (depending on the situation). 
Picot   small decorative bump made by making a chain, then going back to a loop a few chains back (the pattern determines how many), inserting your hook, yarning over and pulling through a sl st to join and form the bump
Prev    previous
Rnd    round  
Sep     separated
Sl st    slip stitch (running your thread through some work to get to a new place without changing the shape of the work; or, attaching to a stitch with just a loop pulled through) Sp    space formed in your work, usually on a previous round
St    stitch

 Instructions for Hat

Newborn (for an approximate head circumference of 12” when worked in baby or lightweight yarn) 
Begin with a ring made of ch-2 (in other words, ch 2, join to 2nd ch from hook to form a small ring);  rnd 1 is 6 sc in that ring;  rnd 2 is 2 sc in every sc(an increase in every stitch);  rnd 3 is working a sc in every sc, with 2 sc (an inc) in every other sc;  rnd 4 is working a sc in every sc, inc in every third sc;  rnd 5 is sc in every sc, inc in every 4th sc;  rnd 6 is sc in every sc, inc in every 5th sc;  rnd 7 - 16 is sc in every sc;  rnd 17 is again 1 stitch in every stitch, --but make every other stitch a long single crochet, which will make a long decorative post. In other words, *(sc, lsc) around. rnd 18 is sc in every sc, with a decr at the beg of the rnd. rnd 19 is a repeat of rnd 17, *(sc, lsc) around.  rnd 20-24 is sc in every sc, with a decr at the beg of each rnd.  

Then work a decorative brim which looks a bit frilly, if you wish:

Rnd 25: ch 2, dc in every dc around, join.

Rnd 26: *(ch 3, sc in next dc)around, join. Tie off and weave ends through work.



Tie off and weave ends through work.



3 Month: (for an approximate head circumference of 14” when worked in baby or

lightweight yarn) Use 4 colors, three solids and a variegated, if desired. 

Begin with a ring made of ch-2 (in other words, ch 2, join to 2nd ch from hook to form a small ring);

 rnd 1 is 6 sc in that ring; 

rnd 2 is 2 sc in every sc(an increase in every stitch); 

rnd 3 is working a sc in every sc, with 2 sc (an inc) in every other sc;  rnd 4 is working a sc in every sc, inc in every third sc;  rnd 5 is sc in every sc, inc in every 4th sc;  rnd 6 is sc in every sc, inc in every 5th sc;  rnd 7 is sc in every sc, inc in every 6th sc;

rnd 8 is sc in every sc, inc in every 7th sc; rnd 9 - 21 is sc in every sc; rnd 22 is again 1 stitch in every stitch, --but make every other stitch a long single crochet, which will make a long decorative post. In other words, *(sc, lsc) around.

rnd 23 is sc in every sc, with a decr at the beg of the rnd; rnd 24 is a repeat of rnd 17, *(sc, lsc) around. rnd 25-28 is sc in every sc, with a decr at the beg of each rnd.  

Then work a decorative brim which looks a bit frilly, if you wish:

Rnd 29: ch 2, dc in every dc around, join.

Rnd 30: *(ch 3, sc in next dc)around, join. Tie off and weave ends through work.



Tie off and weave ends through work.



6 Month: (for an approximate head circumference of 16” when worked in baby or

lightweight yarn) Use 4 colors, three solids and a variegated, if desired. 

Begin with a ring made of ch-2(in other words, ch 2, join to 2nd ch from hook to form a small ring);  rnd 1 is 6 sc in that ring;  rnd 2 is 2 sc in every sc(an increase in every stitch);  rnd 3 is working a sc in every sc, with 2 sc (an inc) in every other sc;  rnd 4 is working a sc in every sc, inc in every third sc;  rnd 5 is sc in every sc, inc in every 4th sc;  rnd 6 is sc in every sc, inc in every 5th sc;  rnd 7 is sc in every sc, inc in every 6th sc; rnd 8 is sc in every sc, inc in every 7th sc; rnd 9 - 11 is sc in every sc, inc in every 7th sc;  rnd 12-26 is sc in every sc; rnd 27  is again 1 stitch in every stitch, --but make every other stitch a long single crochet, which will make a long decorative post. In other words, *(sc, lsc) around.

rnd 28 is sc in every sc; rnd 29 is a repeat of rnd 17, *(sc, lsc) around.

rnd 30--34 is sc in every sc, with a decr at the beg of each rnd.  

Then work a decorative brim which looks a bit frilly, if you wish:

Rnd 35: ch 2, dc in every dc around, join.

Rnd 36: *(ch 3, sc in next dc)around, join. Tie off and weave ends through work.





Tie off and weave ends through work. 
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