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Purple Rain Lacy Scarf

Purple Rain Lacy Scarf  
In August (2017) I posted a free pattern for a purple hat for Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). I used a purple part of Lion Brand yan for Shawls. However, I still had about 3/4 of the ball left over, and I wanted to use it up. Instead of a shawl, I decided to knit a scarf. I am a very busy person, and I was hoping to find an easy pattern that will look very rich. I looked through my books and found a chart I thought it could work. Believe it or not, this project turned out great - exactly what I wanted.
The yarn has two different fibers - cotton and acrylic. Cotton is making this scarf strong, and acrylic is making the yarn very soft - when I touch it, it feels plush against my fingers. Of course, I made videos for right-handed knitters and for left-handed knitters, too.


Materials (if you shop on-line via my affiliated links below, I would get few pennies, which would help to fund my future projects TXS):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

Yarn: the purple part of Lion Brand; Shawl in a Ball; color: Mindful Mauve; 58% cotton/39% acrylic; 3 % other fiber; 5.3 oz/150 g; 518 yd/473 m; Note: I made 2 hats from the purple part of this yarn, which is surprisingly soft to the touch - see the link about the hats above

Knitting Needles - size #8 (5mm)
Hook - size #D
Yarn Needle (for weaving in the tail)
Scissors

Size:
Width of the scarf: 11"
Length: I just used leftover (about 3/4) of the yarn ball

Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
EDGE - knit 3 sts (or your desired # of stitches)
K - knit
P - purl
YO - yarn over
K2tog - knit 2 stitches together
SSK - slip knitwise, slip knitwise, knit both slipped stitches through the back loop
BO - bind off

Gauge:
My gauge corresponds with a manufacturer's gauge on any yarn label


Step-by-Step Directions:

CO 50 stitches (4 repeats of 11 sts + 3 sts for the first edge + 3 sts for the second edge).
Note: you can adjust a number of your repeats and edge stitches per your desire.


Row 1-6             K50

Pattern:
Note: you will repeat 10 rows of this lacy pattern until your desired length (we will start counting again from Row 1)

Row 1                 EDGE, pm; *(K2tog - 2x; YO, K, YO, K, YO, K, YO , SSK - 2x; pm)* - repeat total 4x; EDGE
Row 2                 EDGE; P44; EDGE
Row 3                 EDGE, pm; *(K2tog - 2x; YO, K, YO, K, YO, K, YO , SSK - 2x; pm)* - repeat total 4x; EDGE
Row 4                 EDGE; P44; EDGE
Row 5                 EDGE, pm; *(K2tog - 2x; YO, K, YO, K, YO, K, YO, SSK - 2x; pm)* - repeat total 4x; EDGE
Row 6                 EDGE; K44; EDGE
Row 7                 EDGE; K44; EDGE
Row 8                 EDGE; P44; EDGE
Row 9                 EDGE; K44; EDGE
Row 10               EDGE; P44; EDGE


After you knit your desired number of ROW repetitions, you will finish your scarf this way:

Row 1                 EDGE, pm; *(K2tog - 2x; YO, K, YO, K, YO, K, YO, SSK - 2x; pm)* - repeat total 4x; EDGE
Row 2                 EDGE; P44; EDGE
Row 3                 EDGE, pm; *(K2tog - 2x; YO, K, YO, K, YO, K, YO, SSK - 2x; pm)* - repeat total 4x; EDGE
Row 4                 EDGE; P44; EDGE
Row 5                 EDGE, pm; *(K2tog - 2x; YO, K, YO, K, YO, K, YO , SSK - 2x; pm)* - repeat total 4x; EDGE
Row 6                 K50 (take your markers out as you knit)
Row 7                 K50
Row 8                 K50
Row 9                 K50
Row 10               K50
Row 11               BO all your stitches and weave in your tails/ends


Click on the image to enlarge this chart





DID YOU FIND ERRORS? Let me know on what page and in which row by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE. There are many videos to be seen, too.

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Other Crocheted or Knitted Crowns

Crocheted Crown For a Child (easy free pattern)

Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

1 Pattern - 2 Knitted Triangular Scarves

Triangular Scarf For Fall   
There are many easy projects for knitting, and this triangular scarf is one of them. It is knitted sideways.
First, you have "grow" stitches toward one side only, and then you have to "reduce" these stitches back to form the narrow tip at the end. Most of the triangular scarves that are knitted sideways get an increase every other row. I am tall, my arms are long, and I didn't want scarf short in length and long in width (see the image below). That is why I decided to increase every third row - to make my scarf longer in length and slightly shorter in width (or height).
Feel free to use yarn of your choice. If you use a thicker yarn, you will knit slightly longer scarf in width (or height), but a thinner yarn will yield a scarf narrower while you will maintain the same length of your scarf. I knitted two scarves that have the same length, 36 inches, but because I knitted one scarf with worsted yarn (#4), and one with sport yarn (#3), the scarf knitted with thinner yarn is narrower. If you watch my video (links are below), you can see this difference.

For visual knitters, here are two videos: one for right-handed knitters, and one for left-handed knitters.

Enjoy and spread the love of knitting and crocheting.


Materials (if you shop on-line via my affiliated links below, I would get few pennies, which would help to fund my future projects TXS):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

Yarn - your choice (for Winter scarf I used THIS worsted yarn in antique white and light blue colors; and for Fall scarf I used 2 balls of Noro Taiyo Sport yarn, cotton/silk/wool blend; 100g/349yds.)
Knitting Needles - size #8 (5mm)
Yarn Needle (for weaving in the tail)
Scissors

Gauge:
Varried

Size:
One size fits all, but length & width will depend on your choice of yarn, size of the needles, and rows knitted before you will start decreasing. Increases/Decreases will also determine how many stitches you will maintain on your knitting needles, thus the width/height of the finished project may vary from scarf to scarf.

Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
EDGE - knit 2 sts
K - knit
pm - place marker
mm - move marker from one knitting needle onto the other
YO - yarn over
K3tog - knit 3 stitches together
BO - bind off

Scarves & Graph - to enlarge click on the image


Step-by-Step Directions:

CO 4 stitches and knit 2 rows

INCREASING PART:

Row 1          EDGE, pm; YO (after the marker), K to end
Row 2          K all sts
Row 3          K all sts
Row 4          K all the way to marker, YO (before the marker), mm, EDGE
Row 5          K all sts
Row 6          K all sts

Repeat these 6 rows until you reach 1/2 of your scarf's desired length (about 30"-40")


DECREASING PART:

Row 1          EDGE, mm; YO (after the marker), K to end
Row 2          K all way to 4 sts before the marker, K3tog, K1 (= YO from prev. row), mm, EDGE
Row 3          K all sts
Row 4          K all the way to marker, YO (before the marker), mm, EDGE
Row 5          EDGE, mm, K1 (= YO from prev. row), K3tog, K to end
Row 6          K all sts

Keep decreasing by repeating these 6 rows until you have 3 sts on your needles and then knit your three last stitches together. Weave in both tails.

Triangular Scarf For Winter Made From Thicker (Worsted) Yarn


If you find any errors, please let me know - click HERE

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See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page)

Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
"Summer Rain" Halter Top (M size)
Cerulean Hat
Poncho
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

Crocheted Sixtopus


Rainbow Sixtopus  
Over the years while living in my area, I met few ladies from my birth country, which of course I keep in touch via Facebook. Occasionally, I share my knitted or crocheted items with my friends, but not too much because they do not knit or crochet. For that, I have a separate page on Facebook for people who are interested in these artful projects. One of my friends tagged me in a post recently where one Czech hospital is looking for crocheted Octopuses for prematurely born babies or newborns in intensive care. I did a research and found out that it started in Norway when someone gave a newborn a crocheted octopus toy into a bassinet and the baby started doing better. So nurses in this hospital started giving babies handmade octopuses and realized that all children with octopuses were doing better than children without them. The word spread out, and now many hospitals in EU are accepting donations of handmade octopuses, and one of the hospitals is in my country, where I will be traveling to in a couple of weeks. I will be bringing them some Sixtopuses.

Now, when I was doing a research on these octopuses, I've read someone's comment that US hospitals do not accept these handmade toyes because of babies being vulnerable infections. Supposedly crochet items cannot be adequately cleaned to remove the bacteria. And that made me think: "WHY NOT?" There are UV-C light machines that kill bacteria and diseases by attacking their DNA. And I am sure hospitals have such machines. These toys with tentacles help premature babies to stabilize their heart rate and breathing. So it would be beneficial for babies to have octopuses next to them.

HERE IS A LIST OF HOSPITALS THAT ACCEPT OCTOPUSES

If you are a visual crocheter you can see Sixtopus video for righties HERE and video for lefties HERE. A free written pattern is below. Make a sixtopus for someone's newborn and make them happy - their baby does not have to be prematurely born to sleep with your Sixtopus :-) Do not forget to wash your sixtopus before you give it away to a tiny healthy newborn.

Sixtopus from my YouTube instructional video

Materials (if you shop on-line via my affiliated links below, I would get few pennies, which would help to fund my future projects TXS):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

Yarn: leftovers of Loops & Thread, Snuggly Wuggly, light weight #3 yarn, your choice of colors  (these yarns were used in making of the video)
For "Rainbow Sixtopus" (pictured above) I used yarn by Premier, Cotton Fair; 52% Cotton/48% Acrylic; use your choice of colors
Hook - US size E,  3.50 mm
Scissors
Sewing/yarn needle for weaving your ends in

Size:
Length of the sixtopus is ~7" (about 17.50 cm)

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
pm - place marker
st(s) - stitch(es)
dc - double crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together (if possible do it invisible way - see my video)



Step-by-Step:

HEAD/BODY:

color #1

Foundation: magic circle

Rnd 1              6 sc into magic circle, connect into circle with sl. st
Rnd 2              *(2 sc in each st )* - 6x; work in a spiral manner, pm (total 12 sts)
Rnd 3              *(1 sc in 1st sts, 2 sc into next st)* - 6x; (total 18 sts), pm
Rnd 4              *(2 sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc in each of next two sts)* - 6x; (total 24 sts), pm
Rnd 5-9          1 sc in each of next 24 sts, pm
Row 10           *(1 sc in each of next two sts, sc2tog)* - 6x; (total 18 sts), pm
Row 11-12      1 sc in each of next 18 sts, pm
Row 13           *(sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next st)* - 6x; (total 12 sts), pm
Row 14-16     1 sc in each of next 12 sts, pm

Finish this with 2 slip stitches to slope down the row. Stuff the head with your preferred toy filling.

PLUG:

Crochet a circle (a plug) to close the head/body part.

Rnd 1              6 sc into magic circle, connect into circle with sl. st
Rnd 2              *(2 sc in each st )* - 6x; work in a spiral manner (total 12 sts)

Do not cut off the yarn. Place the circle (plug) over the opening of the stuffed Head/Body and crochet them together with slip stitches (see my video).

TENTACLES:

Tentacle 1            Either continue with same yarn or start a foundation of 30+ chain stitches with a different color; then on the "way back" toward the head work as such: make 3 dc into 4th st from the hook, *(make 3 dc into each st)* - repeat to end, then slip st into the second st of the circle

Tentacle 2-6        ch30+, 3 dc into 4th st from the hook, *(make 3 dc into each st)* - repeat to end, then slip st into the second st of the circle
Note: you can watch my video - link is above - how to crochet these tentacles

When finished weave in all the ends.


DID YOU FIND ERRORS? Let me know on what page and in which row by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE. There are many videos to be seen, too.

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Other crocheted items you may want to check out if you crochet too

Easy Lacey Bracelet With Pearl Beads
Crocheted Boobies (Prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Simple Crocheted Headband (as simple as they come)
Simple Crocheted Coasters (great for summer table)

Crocheted or Knitted Baby Crowns

Crocheted Crown For a Child (easy free pattern)
Crown Knitted On Straight needles (pattern & video)

Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Baby Blue Blanket and Green Scarf (beautiful lacy pattern)
Knitted Poncho-Shrug (easy)
Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf (easy)
"Summer Rain" Halter Top (M size)
Cerulean Hat (simple fair isle)
Poncho (how to)
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Easy Lacy Scarf (beautiful simple lacy pattern)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

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7 Inch Soles For Child

I had few requests to make different sizes of soles. So these are for approximately 7" long foot, which is about 17.5 cm. Use these crocheted soles for booties, espadrilles, slippers etc. In the future, I will be crocheting other sizes as well, so stay tuned (subscribe to my YouTube or Facebook).

Huge "thank yous" to all my wonderful followers for sharing my projects.
Enjoy, and have fun knitting or crocheting :-)




Materials (if you shop via affiliated links below, I would get few pennies, which would help to fund my future projects TXS):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

Afghan yarn, worsted #4 (ie. Loops & Threads "Impeccable" - I used Soft Taupe color)
hook - US size E,  3.50 mm
scissors
sewing/yarn needle for weaving the ends in

Size:
Length of the soles is ~7" (about 17.50 cm)


Step-by-Step:

SOLES:
make 4

color #1 (light brown)

Foundation: ch20

Row 1         3 dc into 4th chain st from hook, 1 dc into next 15 ch st, 7 dc into next st; next crochet 1 dc in the next 15 sts on the opposite side of initial 20-chain foundation, 3 dc in next st, join
Row 2         ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each of next 3 st, 1 hdc into each of next 5 sts, 1 sc into each of next 10 sts, 2 sc into each of next 6 sts, 1 sc into each of next 10 sts, 1 hdc into each of next 5 sts, 2 dc into each of next 3 sts, join
Row 3          ch3, 1 dc into same st, *[1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st]* - 3x; 1 hdc into each of next 6 sts, 1 sc into each of next 12 sts,  *[2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next]* - 3x; 2 sc into next st, 1 sc into each of next 12 sts, 1 hdc into each of next 6 sts, *[2 dc into next st, 1 dc int next st]* - 3x; join

Place 2 soles with wrong side toward each other and slip stitch them together with light brown yarn (insert your hook between two stitch of both soles at the same time and pull yarn through, then insert the hook between two stitches of both soles and pull yarn through soles and the stitch - repeat all around the perimeter.) Do the same with the other pair. Weave in all the ends.

Use these crocheted soles for booties, espadrilles, slippers etc.

DID YOU FIND ERRORS? Let me know on what page and in which row by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE. There are many videos to be seen, too.

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Other crocheted items you may want to check out if you crochet too

Easy Lacey Bracelet With Pearl Beads
Crocheted Boobies (Prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Simple Crocheted Headband (as simple as they come)
Simple Crocheted Coasters (great for summer table)

Crocheted or Knitted Baby Crowns

Crocheted Crown For a Child (easy free pattern)
Crown Knitted On Straight needles (pattern & video)

Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Baby Blue Blanket and Green Scarf (beautiful lacy pattern)
Knitted Poncho-Shrug (easy)
Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf (easy)
"Summer Rain" Halter Top (M size)
Cerulean Hat (simple fair isle)
Poncho (how to)
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Easy Lacy Scarf (beautiful simple lacy pattern)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

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Copyright page - click HERE

PLEASE, COMMENT ON YOUTUBE BELOW MY VIDEOS, AND/OR SHARE YOUR IMAGES OF YOUR RECREATED WORKS ON MY FB PAGE HERE :-)

Shaken Baby Syndrome Purple Hat

Knitted "Shaken Baby Syndrome Purple Hats"  
One of my virtual knit/crochet friends shared with several of us, knitters, a link (see below) about donating purple hats for Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Further more, I found an article that talks about the science behind SBS - click HERE if you'd like to read it. It's quite a fascinating read about what happens to a shaken baby, supplied with images.
The color of the hat is purple because it represents the abbreviation for "period of P.U.R.P.L.E. crying." Watch THIS  EXCELLENT VIDEO to understand this crying period, which is explained by Dr. Ron Barr, a world expert on infant crying.
THIS VIDEO explains more about SBS and how to prevent it.

Articles, videos, and P.U.R.P.L.E. hats could help parents to prepare for this difficult time, especially new parents whose babies are more vulnerable. Some children never cry, some cry a little, some cry a lot. And parents of infants that cry a lot will have to train themselves to have a lot of patience.
The purple hat, if worn by a child, could remind parents to stay "calm" when frustrated, and find ways how to deal with the situation. If you know of any new parents, share the links above with them and knit a purple hat as a gift.

I decided to knit few hats for the cause mentioned above. See a couple of links below for places that need P.U.R.P.L.E. hats. I hear that hats should be preferably unisex, from relatively soft yarn (not to scratch babies' skin), hats must fit newborn babies, and they should be minimum 50% purple.

For visual knitters, I made a video of a simple hat (for my right-handed video click HERE and if you are a left-handed knitter click HERE) so if you prefer knitting along click on these links. I made three hats using three different yarns: a sports yarn (#3 - light weight) for babies, and two types of worsted yarn (#4 - medium weight). All same unisex style to be worn by a boy or a girl.

Places where hats are needed at this time (August 2017) as I write this post:



Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
DPN - double pointed needles
K2tog - knit 2 stitches together
BO - bind off

Gauge:
My gauge corresponds with a manufacturer's gauge on any yarn label


PATTERN #1 FOR 

Both hats were knitted with same knitting needles

Hat #1 & Hat #2 


Purple Hat #1 from Snuggly Wuggly yarn (Sof Lilac color)

Hat #2 from Shawl in a Ball yarn (Mindful Mauve color - use purple part)

Materials (if you shop on-line via my affiliated links below, I would get few pennies, which would help to fund my future projects TXS):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

Yarn for Hat #1: about 1/4 ball of Loops & Threads, Snuggly Wuggly; color Soft Lilac; 100% acrylic; 5 oz/141 g; 446yrds/408 m

Yarn for Hat #2: the purple part of Lion Brand; Shawl in a Ball; color: Mindful Mauve; 58% cotton/39% acrylic; 3 % other fiber; 5.3 oz/150 g; 518 yd/473 m; Note: I made 2 hats from one purple part of the yarn; this yarn is surprisingly soft to the touch

Double Pointed Needles or circular needles - size #5 (3.75mm), and #6 (4mm)
Hook - size #D
Yarn Needle (for weaving in the tail)
Scissors

Size:
Circumference: 13"-14"
Height: 6" (without the antennae)


Step-by-Step:

CO 70 sts on #5 (3.75 mm) long (or circular) needles and knit ribbing

Row 1              *(K1, P1)* - repeat to end (35x); then distribute stitches evenly among 3 DPNs (24-24-22 sts on each needle), connect into circle (make sure stitches are not twisted)
Rnd 2-14         *(K1, P1)* - repeat 35x in each row

Note: Switch to #6 (4 mm) knitting needles and finish knitting the entire hat with this size

Rnd 15-28       K70

Decreasing for top:

Round 29          *[K8, K2tog]* - 7x
Round 30          K63
Round 31          *[K7, K2tog]* - 7x
Round 32           K56
Round 33          *[K6, K2tog]* - 7x; (total 49 sts)
Round 34          *[K5, K2tog]* - 7x; (total 42 sts)
Round 35          *[K4, K2tog]* - 7x; (total 35 sts)
Round 36          *[K3, K2tog]* - 7x; (total 28 sts)
Round 37          *[K2, K2tog]* - 7x; (total 21 sts)
Round 38          *[K1, K2tog]* - 7x; (total 14 sts)
Round 39          *[K5, K2tog]* - 2x; (total 12 sts)
Round 40          *[K4, K2tog]* - 2x; (total 10 sts)
Round 41          *[K3, K2tog]* - 2x; (total 8 sts)
Round 42          *[K2, K2tog]* - 2x; (total 6 sts)
Round 43-?       K6 in each row until your tube measures about 4 inches.

BO by pulling yarn through all stitches, weave in the ends. Tie the knot and give it to some one.


PATTERN #2 

For Hat #3


Purple hat #3 - from Caron Cakes (Bumbleberry color)


Caron Cakes worsted yarn #4; Bumbleberry (purple variegated) color; 80% acrylic/20% wool; 7.1 oz/200g; 383 yd/350 m
Double Pointed Needles or circular needles - size #8 (5mm)
Hook - size #F
Yarn Needle (for weaving in the tail)
Scissors

Size:
Circumference: 13"-14"
Height: 5" (without the antennae)


Step-by-Step:

CO 60 sts on long (or circular) needles (5mm)

Row 1              *(K1, P1)* - repeat to end; then distribute stitches evenly among 3 DPNs (20-20-20 sts on each needle), connect into circle (make sure stitches are not twisted)
Rnd 2-12         *(K1, P1)* - repeat 30x in each row
Rnd 13-24       K60

Decreasing for top:

Round 25          *[K8, K2tog]* - 6x
Round 26          K54
Round 27          *[K7, K2tog]* - 6x
Round 28          *[K6, K2tog]* - 6x; (total 42 sts)
Round 29          *[K5, K2tog]* - 6x; (total 36 sts)
Round 30          *[K4, K2tog]* - 6x; (total 30 sts)
Round 31          *[K3, K2tog]* - 6x; (total 24 sts)
Round 32          *[K2, K2tog]* - 6x; (total 18 sts)
Round 33          *[K1, K2tog]* - 6x; (total 12 sts)
Round 34          K12
Round 35          K2tog - 6x; (total 6 sts)
Round 36-?       K6 in each row until your tube measures about 4 inches.

BO by pulling yarn through all stitches, weave in the ends. Tie the knot and give it to some one.



DID YOU FIND ERRORS? Let me know on what page and in which row by clicking HERE, and I will fix it as soon as I get to it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE as well. Txs!
Also if you haven't subscribed to my HandmadeRukodelky Channel, you can do it HERE. There are many videos to be seen, too.

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Other Crocheted or Knitted Crowns

Crocheted Crown For a Child (easy free pattern)

Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

Knitting Scarf With Boucle Yarn

To some of us knitters, boucle yarn can give us a hard time. Our knitting needles get caught in those little bumpy areas causing us to split the yarn. If you have the same problem, give this textured yarn another chance, just as I did.

Use a size bigger knitting needles. Instead of size US 11, use size US 13, which are 9 mm needles. With the chunkier tip of your knitting "sticks," it will be much harder to poke into the yarn. On top of that, you can emphasize already textured yarn to look even more 3D by using a seed stitch for any of your future boucle projects. That is exactly what I did with my donated yarn - I knitted a lovely plush scarf for the library, where I teach knitting. The staff will give it away to someone as a prize for summer reading. All librarians loved it.

Video For Righties
Video For Lefties


Measurements of the scarf:
Width - 11" (27 stitches)
Lenght - 52" after using entire ball of yarn


Materials (I may receive a commission if you make an online purchase using these links - thank you if you do):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

1 big ball of donated Boucle Yarn, Lion Brand, Homespun - most likely 6 oz, 185 yds
Knitting needles #13 (9 mm)
Scissors


Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
BO - bind off


Step-by-Step

CO 27 sts

Row 1           *(K1, P1)* - 13x, K last st, turn

Repeat Row 1 until you have left about 56" long tail, then BO all the stitches and weave both ends in.


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Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Knitted Poncho-Shrug
Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
"Summer Rain" Halter Top (M size)
Cerulean Hat
Poncho
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
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Easy Lacey Bracelet With Pearl Beads
Crocheted Boobies (Prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Crocheted or Knitted Baby Crowns

Crocheted Crown For a Child (easy free pattern)
Crown Knitted On Straight needles (pattern & video)

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Attaching Granny Squares with a Cable Stitch

A couple of years ago I made a video "How To Attach Granny Squares With Cable Stitch," which is very popular with my fans. A lady asked me to write a pattern for it because sometimes there is no Internet connection in her area and she would like to print it. So here we go.

Of course, for materials, you will use same hook and same yarn brand for your Cable Stitch as you used for crocheting your granny squares. Use your choice of color.

And just in case you would like to explore couple other videos on granny squares, just click on THIS LINK for righties or THIS LINK for lefties, which will take you to my Granny Square Playlists.

And here is "How To Attach Granny Squares With Cable Stitch" (for righties only, sorry)

Materials (if you shop via affiliated links below you could help fund my future projects, TXS):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 
  • any yarn of light (#3) thickness or medium (#4) thickness (I used Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly for my baby blanket)
  • appropriate hook that manufacturer recommends (I used 3.75 mm, US size "F" hook)
  • scissors

Abreviations:

ch - chain
dc - double crochet stitch
prev. - previous
st(s) - stitch(es)
Gsq(s) - granny square(s)
RS - right side


Step-by-Step Directions:

Note: Your starting point will be at one of the corners of the Granny Square.

Step 1           WORK ON THE FIRST SQUARE: ch3 into the corner, crochet around the 1st side: *(skip 1 sts, 1 sc next st, ch3)* - repeat to end of the first side; then into the 2nd corner make 1 sc, ch3, 1 sc; continue along your sides and corners, when you get to the end of your 4th side, make last ch3 and join into the 3rd ch stitch of your initial ch3. (Note in each corner you should have two single crochet stitches separated with ch3, and along the sides, you should have sc in every other stitch separated with ch3 as well).

Step 2          WORK ON THE SECOND SQUARE: do the same as in Step 1 along 3 sides and 2 corners, you will attach first 3rd corner, then one side, and lastly 4th corner (total 2 corners and 1 side) as such: when you make your ch3 after your last sc on the 3rd side make 1 sc into 3rd corner, make ch2, take hook out of the stitch, with both Gsqs facing right way up, insert to hook from right side into the corner so it comes out on the wrong side, grab the loop of your last stitch, pull it through the loop onto the right side, and make another ch (total 3 chains), then make sc in the same corner of the unfinished Gsq; now you will be joining/attaching both sides - one finished and one unfinished: make ch2, line up the finished Gsq (make sure they are not twisted and are facing with RS up) and insert your hook into the first loop of your finished Gsq (the one right after the corner), and join with another chain st - same way as you joined the corner. Continue as such along the sides until you come to the fourth corner, and you will attach again by the same method as you did in the third corner, lastly join with a slip stitch into the 3rd ch stitch of your initial ch3.

Step 3          Attach a row of Gsqs = repeat Step 2 as many times as you want (for your desired number of squares in a row)
  
Step 4         When working on the next rows, you will attach the first square in each row on one side just like in Step 2, but the next consecutive Gsqs will be attached on 3 corners and 2 sides - use the same technique as in step 2, except you will have to continue with 1 more side and 1 more corner (thus 2 sides and 3 corners)

The direction of attaching the 2 sides and 3 corners from #1 to #5
(left handed crocheters from #5 to #1)





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Free knitting patterns/videos you may enjoy checking out:

Baby Blue Blanket and Green Scarf (lacy pattern)
Knitted Poncho-Shrug
Reversible Knitted Holiday Scarf
"Summer Rain" Halter Top (M size)
Cerulean Hat
Poncho
Knitted Long Basic Mittens (adult)
Basic Knitted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Knitted Striped Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)

Other crocheted items you may want to check out if you crochet too

Easy Lacey Bracelet With Pearl Beads
Crocheted Boobies (Prosthetics)
Crocheted Fingerless Gloves (adult)
Three Summer Crocheted Hats For Babies
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Hat With Raised Design (Youth)
Chicken Placemat For Kids
Simple Crocheted Headband
Simple Crocheted Coasters

Crocheted or Knitted Baby Crowns

Crocheted Crown For a Child (easy free pattern)
Crown Knitted On Straight needles (pattern & video)

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