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I Call Her Passion

Now that the weather is getting a little warmer it’s time to start on some colorful spring time hats/beanies.  Since the weather is changing it’s time to change to  lighter and brighter yarn.    I’m enjoying the collection of I Love This Yarn  by Hobby Lobby.  You can compare this to the RedHeart With Love collection.  The only difference I can see is the I Love This Yarn is a bit softer and not as thick as the RedHeart With Love.  They are both good brands and I will continue to purchase them both.  It’s totally up to you, I just say  create something magical with your yarn and hook.

HL Cloudy Sea Acrylic

Cloudy Sea
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

RH With Love

Red Heart With Love

This pattern is your basic beanie pattern.  If you have a favorite pattern that you like to use, then by all means use it.  There’s nothing complicated with this pattern and if you are familiar and comfortable with making hats this is a breeze.  The flower I used comes from  Big Bloom Hat pattern.  

Project List

1 skein of I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby) or any acrylic yarn

Cloudy Sea

1 skein contrasting color for Large Flower

Turquoise (Red Heart)

1 skein contrasting color for Small Flower

Purple (Red Heart)

*I didn’t have the label for the contrasting colors, I used my scrap yarn

“H” hook

1 Large Button

Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

ss – slip stitch

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

Notes

–        Slip stitch in 1st does not count as a stitch

Let’s begin

 PassionOPAAT Hat

Basic Beanie Hat

With Main Color and H hook make the Magic Circle

Round 1:  Ch1, 12sc in circle, join with ss to 1st sc. (12)

Round 2:  Ch1, 2hdc in same st as join, 2hdc in each st around, join with ss.  (24)

Round 3:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, repeat to end, join with ss. (36)

Round 4:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 2sts, 2hdc in next st, repeat to end, join

with ss. (48)

Round 5:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next 2sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3sts, 2hdc in next st, repeat to end, join

with ss. (60)

Round 6-15:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in each st around, join with ss. (60)

Round 16-20:  Ch1, 1sc, in same st, 1sc in each st around, join with ss. (60)

Fasten of and weave ends.

Decide which color you would like your small and large flower to be and follow pattern accordingly.

The flower pattern can be found here.

Small Flower

Round 1: With B, ch 6; join in first ch to form a ring; ch 1, 7 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc – 7 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join – 14 sc.

Round 3: (Ch 3, 4 tr, ch 3, slip st) all in first sc, * skip next sc **, (slip st, ch 3, 4 tr, ch 3, slip

st) all in next sc; repeat from * around, end at ** – 7 petals. Fasten off.

Large Flower

Round 1: With B, ch 6; join in first ch to form a ring; ch 3, 13 dc in ring; join with slip st in first dc – 14 dc.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around; join – 28 dc.

Round 3: Repeat Round 3 of Small Flower – 14 petals. Fasten off.

Passion Sideview OPAAT Hat

Attach small flower to large flower, attach button.

*Make sure you are working on the right side.

Attach flower and button to hat.

Have fun, enjoy and happy hooking!

Passion Hat Download

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C2C Dishcloth

I’ve seen many C2C (corner to corner) blankets and I wanted to try one on a smaller scale.  Making blankets is very time consuming for me and I applaud those who stick with it.  This is my first written pattern and if you find any errors please forgive me and let me know.

C2C Dishcloth

Materials

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton Yarn

·      Hot Pink (18416)

·      White (18001)

Hook size H (5mm)

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Gauge:  Not critical

Finished Measurement:  7X7

          Abbreviations

          ch chain

          st stitch

          sk skip

          sp – space

          dc double crochet

Instructions

First Triangle

With Hot Pink, ch4.

Row 1:  2dc in 4th ch from hook. (1)

Row 2:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, sk next dc, 3dc in last dc(turning chain). (2)

Row 3:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp, 3dc in last dc. (3)

Row 4:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (2x), 3dc in last dc. (4)

Row 5:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (3x), 3dc in last dc. (5)

Change to White

Row 6:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (4x), 3dc in last dc. (6)

Row 7:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (5x), 3dc in last dc. (7)

Row 8:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (6x), 3dc in last dc. (8)

Row 9:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (7x), 3dc in last dc. (9)

Row 10:    Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (8x), 3dc in last dc. (10)

Weave ends

 

Second Triangle

With White, ch4.

Row 1:  2dc in 4th ch from hook. (1)

Row 2:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, sk next dc, 3dc in last dc(turning chain). (2)

Row 3:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp, 3dc in last dc. (3)

Row 4:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (2x), 3dc in last dc. (4)

Row 5:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (3x), 3dc in last dc. (5)

Change to Hot Pink

Row 6:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (4x), 3dc in last dc. (6)

Row 7:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (5x), 3dc in last dc. (7)

Row 8:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (6x), 3dc in last dc. (8)

Row 9:  Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (7x), 3dc in last dc. (9)

Row 10:    Ch3, turn, 2dc in 1st dc, 3dc in next sp (8x), 3dc in last dc. (10)

Weave Ends

 

With long side of both triangles whipstitch ends together to form a square.

Feel free to make and sell items from this pattern.  Please do not copy or post this pattern as your own. A link back to www.oneprojectatatimeblog.wordpress or https://www.facebook.com/thecrochethooker is all that is required.

A Swerve Scarf in Just 60 Seconds

This has to be the easiest scarf to make. By the time Christmas arrives again I can have a tote full of gifts.  The cost of the yarn is between $5.49 to $7.89.  Since it’s so easy and  takes 60 seconds I will spring into action when a yarn sale happens and arm myself with a 40% off coupon and my 15% off discount card.

Swerve Yarn

Red Heart Boutique™ Swerve Yarn

This loopy yarn is fun and so easy to use. You can make a scarf in just minutes using only your bare hands! It’s perfect for mindless projects and kids just starting out.

  • Weight category: 6
  • Content: 81% acrylic/17% wool/2% polyester
  • Put up: 3.5oz/100g, 11yd/10m
  • Gauge: accurate gauge is not important for most projects using this yarn; may be used with size 50 needles or Q hook
  • Dyelotted: We try but are not always able to match dyelots
  • Care: Hand wash gently in cold water (86F/30C), lay flat to dry, do not bleach, do not iron, may be cry cleaned with any solvent except trichloethylene

Click here for the pattern or look below for the instructionsSwerve Yarn Scarf Pattern

Unwind the ball of yarn and lay it flat on the floor or table. Take one end of the yarn and match up with the opposite end, doubling your yarn. Using your hand and doubled yarn, make a slip knot leaving a 5” tail and adjust loop to width of your hand. Pull yarn through the loop to form a chain. Using the palm of your hand to adjust the size of chain. Continue to pull yarn through each chain formed until you reach 45”. Tie off. Knot each end three times and trim remaining yarn.

 

Knot Just Yarn Blog

Yes you can! You can actually do up an entire scarf in about 60 seconds.

Bulky novelty yarns like Red Heart Swerve are really great for doing an exceptionally speedy project! The yarn is doing all of the bulk and work for the final look. You are just helping it out a little to give it the full look it needs.

Review the video below and see how easy it is to make!

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Cloche Hat

Photo-12_29_13,-10.09.48-PM-1I spend way to much time on Raverly.  I’ve seen this hat before and passed it by.  It was passed by because I was on a beanie fix.  Naturally, when I saw this hat again it was added to my growing library.

The Spring Blossom Cloche from Cre8tion Crochet took me back in time.  While I was crocheting I even watched Bonnie and Clyde so I could get in character, lol.   Bonnie is defiantly what you would call a ride or die chick.

Back to the hat…

Easy and endless color combinations is what made this fun to make.  I’m thinking of giving this to my 80 year old Granny, who by the way will be going to Antarctica next month.  Yes, you read it correctly, ANTARCTICA.  Why would seniors pick there?  Her answer was that was the last continent she had to visit.  My Granny is a world traveller and always on the go.

Antarctica

I’ll play around with the colors some more and try adding a detachable flower.  As I’m typing more ideas are coming to me.  I better quit while I’m ahead.

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Something Quick

What’s quick, fast, simple and easy to make?  If you answered hats, you are correct!  Making hats will open your creative doors.  When I first tried making hats I started with a simple beanie.  Not all crochet patterns are written the same.  It took me a long time to find that perfect basic beanie.  Check out Busy Mom Designs for her basic beanie pattern.

This is it! The Basic Beanie crochet pattern is perfect for making hats in any size! This pattern is great for beginners and can be completed in a short amount of time. Make perfect gifts for preemies, newborns, kids, teens or adults! This pattern is great for making charity hats. ~Busy Mom Designs