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Friday, March 28, 2014

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lace Up Cocoon

This lovely cocoon is made from super bulky yarn, made in 13 rounds and can be whipped up in 2 hours or less.
Its open weave allows for little fingers and toes to poke through, and its lace up design makes it really easy to get baby in and out.
If you are a photographer you need one of these - if you are a mom you need one of these :)


ABBREVIATION
ch – chain
dc - double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat

MATERIALS
15 mm hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers
250 g - 5 Bulky yarn 
I used Light and Lofty

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I ask, that you mention my shop name along with my etsy web shop address as follows:
Speckled Frog by speckledfrogcrochet
www.speckledfrogcrochet.etsy.com
This includes any items listed with alternations to my origianal pattern(s), and items listed on Etsy, blogs, websites, facebook or any other site for sale.

DIRECTIONS – Work in continuous rounds
Ch 5, join with sl st, ch 3 turn
Rnd 1:  9 dc into circle (10)
Rnd 2:   2 dc in 1st st and in each st around (20)
Rnd 3:  2 dc in 1st st and  in each st around (40)
Rnd 4 – 13: Dc in 1st st and each st around (40)

LACES
Cut four strands of yarn twice the length of finished cocoon.  Fold sides in and lace from bottom of cocoon up approximately 2 /3 of the way up.


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Friday, February 14, 2014

ERRATA - BRIGHTON BOOTIES

BRIGHTON BOOTY PATTERN 
CUFF FOR ALL SIZES

Row 1: Insert:  Working into sts of round 14*, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
Row 2: Working into sts of round 14, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
Row 3: Insert: Mark last hdc with stitch marker. Working into sts of round 14*, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
Row 4: Working into sts of round 14, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
* Refer to pattern and use round specified for the size you are making.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

How to Attach Ears to a Crochet or Knit Hat

A while ago I did a video on how to attach ears and to a hat.  All this time I thought it was on my blog but it isn't.

I am posting it (or maybe re-posting it) now in the hopes it can help some people.  I know when I was first learning to crochet it was one of the hardest things for me to figure out.

Hope you enjoy it:)

xo
Cyp


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back To School Giveaway - 3 Chances to Win 10 Patterns!

It is the first day back to school and the first day I can dedicate to all the changes I want to make in my shop.  Such an exciting time after being out of the loops for so long.

During the past week I have been posting on Facebook and am so happy to see a lot of familiar people still with me:)  Thank you so much for your continued support even after I stepped away for a while.  I always loved the time I spent online, sharing stories about families, our children and our businesses.
I thought of many of you often wondered how your children or business were coming along.  I was even able to keep in touch with some of you on a personal level which I always enjoy.

I am excited to be designing again and am so happy that with everyone's support I am still able to do this.  I have many patterns in the works, some are simply sketches to be worked up, some are still a work-in-progress and some are almost complete.  With so much swirling around in my head it is hard to see a pattern through from start to completion.  You know how it is, like a new ball of yarn.  As soon as you get it the half finished projects are abandoned for the tempting new one waiting to be created.

Well onto what you are all here for!  The biggest giveaway I have ever done.

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The giveaway starts today and ends on September 11, 2013
There are three ways to enter, two of which you can do everyday.  So be sure to take advantage and enter as many times as you can.
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Good luck everyone - can't wait to get this started!!!!
xoxo
Cyp
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Little Green Monster Hat




If you have little ones I think you will love this pattern.  My son (5) cannot stop talking about Mike from Monsters Inc.  We haven't even seen the movie but he just thinks Mike is the cutest little Monster. I knit the green hat but have not included a pattern for that because I am just learning to knit so working on two needles and fudging the decreases as I go.  If you have any of my beginner patterns you could you them or really any basic beanie pattern will work.
Below are the instructions for all the bits and pieces that make this hat so cute.  So have fun and enjoy.  Be sure to share this link with anyone who might like and of course I would love to see any finished hats on Facebook.
BLUE BASEBALL CAP 
Using 6.00 mm hook 
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in 2nd st from hook. (8)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around (16)
Rnd 3: 1 hdc in first st *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* rpt from * to * (24)
Rnd 4: 1 hdc in first 2 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * (32)
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in first 3 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * (40)
Rnd 6: 1 hdc in first 4 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * (48)
Rnd 7: 1 hdc in first 5 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * (56)
Rnds 8-11: 1 hdc in first st and each stitch around (56)
Rnds 12: Change to 5.50 mm hook, sc in 1st and each st around (56) Do not fasten off continue with brim. 
BRIM
Row 1: Ch 1, working in front loop only sc in next 2 sts, *2sc in next, sc in next 3 sts* rpt from *to* 3 times (21)
Work remainder of brim in both loops
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, sk 1st st, sc across, sk 2nd to last st, sc in last st (19)
Row 3: Ch 1 turn, sk 1st st, sc across, sk 2nd to last st, sc in last st (17)
Row 4: Ch 1 turn, sk 1st st, sc across, sk 2nd to last st, sc in last st (15) 
Row 5: Ch 1 turn, sk 1st st, sc across, sk 2nd to last st, sc in last st (13)
Continue working sc around the total hat.  Fasten off and weave in ends. 
EYE
Using 5.00 mm hook
Ch 2 with black yarn
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd st from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Change to turquoise yarn
Rnd 3: 1 sc in first st *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* rpt from * to * (18)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in first 2 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * (24)
Change to white yarn
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in first 3 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * (30)
Rnd 6: 1 hdc in first 4 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * (36)
Fasten off and leave long tail.  Sew eyeball to hat.
MOUTH
Using 5.0 mm hook
Ch 22 with white yarn 
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (21)
Row 2: Sc in 1st st, *tc in next, slt st next st* rpt from *to* till end of row (20)
Fasten off leaving long tail for attaching mouth to hat.  Sew mouth to hat as pictured or really any way you desire.

Note this pattern has not been tested.  If you find errors or omissions please feel free to message me and I will fix them:)

Have fun!
 

DIRECTIONS
Using 6.5 mm hook ch3
Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in 2nd st from hook. (8)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around (16)
Rnd 3: 1 hdc in first st *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* rpt from * to * (24)
Rnd 4: 1 hdc in first 2 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * (32)
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in first 3 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * (40)
Rnd 6: 1 hdc in first 4 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * (48)
Rnd 7: 1 hdc in first 5 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * (56)
Rnds 8-10: 1 hdc in first st and each stitch around (56)
Rnds 11-12: Change to cc, hdc in 1st and each st around (56)
Rnd 13: Change to mc, hdc in 1st st and each st around (56)
Carry yarn for the next round.
Rnd 14: Hdc with mc in 1st st, *hdc with cc next st, hdc with mc in next st* Rpt from * till end of rnd.(56)
Rnd 15: With mc hdc in 1st and each st around (56)
Rnds 16-17: Pick up cc, hdc in 1st st and each st around (56)

Change to 5.5mm hook for rest of pattern
- See more at: http://speckledfrogcrochet.blogspot.ca/search/label/Free%20Crochet%20Pattern#sthash.uXu6cIPm.dpuf
SKILL LEVEL
Beginner/Easy

ABBREVIATION
cc – contrast colour
ch – chain
dec - decrease
hdc - half double crochet
mc – main colour
rsc – reverse single crochet
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch

MATERIALS
6.5 mm hook
5.5 mm hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers
75 g - 5 Bulky yarn (main colour)
25 g - 5 Bulky yarn (contrast colour)

SPECIAL NOTES
This hat will be worked in rounds, use a marker in first stitch of each round to indicate the beginning of
each row
When changing colours DO NOT fasten off, drop yarn and pick up other colour – unless otherwise
indicated
( ) = number of stitches per round/row

DIRECTIONS
Using 6.5 mm hook ch3
Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in 2nd st from hook. (8)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around (16)
Rnd 3: 1 hdc in first st *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* rpt from * to * (24)
Rnd 4: 1 hdc in first 2 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * (32)
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in first 3 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * (40)
Rnd 6: 1 hdc in first 4 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * (48)
Rnd 7: 1 hdc in first 5 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * (56)
Rnds 8-10: 1 hdc in first st and each stitch around (56)
Rnds 11-12: Change to cc, hdc in 1st and each st around (56)
Rnd 13: Change to mc, hdc in 1st st and each st around (56)
Carry yarn for the next round.
- See more at: http://speckledfrogcrochet.blogspot.ca/search/label/Free%20Crochet%20Pattern#sthash.uXu6cIPm.dpuf
SKILL LEVEL
Beginner/Easy

ABBREVIATION
cc – contrast colour
ch – chain
dec - decrease
hdc - half double crochet
mc – main colour
rsc – reverse single crochet
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch

MATERIALS
6.5 mm hook
5.5 mm hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers
75 g - 5 Bulky yarn (main colour)
25 g - 5 Bulky yarn (contrast colour)

SPECIAL NOTES
This hat will be worked in rounds, use a marker in first stitch of each round to indicate the beginning of
each row
When changing colours DO NOT fasten off, drop yarn and pick up other colour – unless otherwise
indicated
( ) = number of stitches per round/row

DIRECTIONS
Using 6.5 mm hook ch3
Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in 2nd st from hook. (8)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around (16)
Rnd 3: 1 hdc in first st *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* rpt from * to * (24)
Rnd 4: 1 hdc in first 2 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * (32)
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in first 3 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * (40)
Rnd 6: 1 hdc in first 4 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * (48)
Rnd 7: 1 hdc in first 5 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * (56)
Rnds 8-10: 1 hdc in first st and each stitch around (56)
Rnds 11-12: Change to cc, hdc in 1st and each st around (56)
Rnd 13: Change to mc, hdc in 1st st and each st around (56)
Carry yarn for the next round.
- See more at: http://speckledfrogcrochet.blogspot.ca/search/label/Free%20Crochet%20Pattern#sthash.uXu6cIPm.dpuf
SKILL LEVEL
Beginner/Easy

ABBREVIATION
cc – contrast colour
ch – chain
dec - decrease
hdc - half double crochet
mc – main colour
rsc – reverse single crochet
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch

MATERIALS
6.5 mm hook
5.5 mm hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers
75 g - 5 Bulky yarn (main colour)
25 g - 5 Bulky yarn (contrast colour)

SPECIAL NOTES
This hat will be worked in rounds, use a marker in first stitch of each round to indicate the beginning of
each row
When changing colours DO NOT fasten off, drop yarn and pick up other colour – unless otherwise
indicated
( ) = number of stitches per round/row

DIRECTIONS
Using 6.5 mm hook ch3
Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in 2nd st from hook. (8)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around (16)
Rnd 3: 1 hdc in first st *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* rpt from * to * (24)
Rnd 4: 1 hdc in first 2 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * (32)
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in first 3 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * (40)
Rnd 6: 1 hdc in first 4 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * (48)
Rnd 7: 1 hdc in first 5 sts *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * (56)
Rnds 8-10: 1 hdc in first st and each stitch around (56)
Rnds 11-12: Change to cc, hdc in 1st and each st around (56)
Rnd 13: Change to mc, hdc in 1st st and each st around (56)
Carry yarn for the next round.
- See more at: http://speckledfrogcrochet.blogspot.ca/search/label/Free%20Crochet%20Pattern#sthash.uXu6cIPm.dpuf
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