February 19, 2018

Marigold Buttoned Cowl

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     Tie your cold-weather look together with this stylish cowl cause this is the sort of statement an outfit needs.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Teen - Adult
Width: 7.5" (19.05cm)
Length: 24" (60.96cm)
You're able to easily customize the cowl by adding less/more rows by casting on multiples of 4.

MATERIALS
*Straight or Circular Needles: 6mm (US10)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Mustard or color of choice (130yds)
*3 Wood like Buttons (34mm diameter)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

GAUGE
9stitches & 11rows in stockinette stitch = 2 inches
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in () at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Watch this VIDEO on how to bind off in the middle of your work and for the cable cast on technique.

COWL with mustard
CO 32 stitches with the 6mm needles (32sts)
  Row 1 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 2 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 3 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 4 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 5 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
NOTE: in the following 2 rows (row 6-7) we will be creating the buttonholes by binding off and casting on using the cable cast on technique where indicated.
  Row 6 [RS]: k2, p2, bind off next 4 sts, k2, p2, k2, bind off next 4 sts, p2, k2, p2, bind off next 4 sts, k2, p2, turn work (20sts)
  Row 7 [WS]: k2, p2, turn your work and use the cable cast on technique to cast 4 sts, turn your work, k2, p2, k2, turn your work and use the cable cast on technique to cast 4sts, turn your work, p2, k2, p2, turn your work and use the cable cast on technique to cast 4 sts, turn your work, k2, p2, turn work (32sts)
  Row 8 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 9 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 10 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 11 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 12 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 13 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 14 [RS]: purl across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 15 [WS]: knit across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 16 [RS]: purl across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 17 [WS]: knit across, turn work (32sts)
Rows 14 through 17 are repeats rows.
Continue repeating these rows 'til you have reach row 131 or desired length (you'll want to end with 2 rows of purl on the right side).
  Row 132 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 133 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 134 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 135 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 136 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 137 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 138 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 139 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 140 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 141 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 142 [RS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 143 [WS]: *k2, p2*, repeat from * to * across, turn work (32sts)
  Row 144 [RS]: Bind off by doing the following...k2, slip 1st st over, p1, slip st over new st, p1, slip st over new st, k1, slip st over new st, k1, slip st over new st...
Continue binding off this way 'til you have one stitch left, break (or cut) your yarn and pull tight. Weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     You'll want to block your piece; I usually like to use my iron since it has a steam option but theirs many other options available.
     BUTTONS...align them to the buttonholes and sew them in place.

GLOSSARY:
co: cast on || k: knit || p: purl || ws: wrong side || rs: right side || st/s: stitch/es



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (February2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

February 14, 2018

Sweet Heart Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     Start your Valentine’s Day crocheting with these sweet crochet hearts. They only take about 3 minutes to make and use less than 3 yards of yarn. They will not only motivate you but they will make the perfect embellishment for nearly any project. Here are a few ideas on how to use them...

Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project or gift.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet or paperclips.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Attach them to a hair tie for your little girl.
*You can also tie them to a lollipop to give out on Valentine's Day.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 1.5"height x 1.5"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: color of choice (3yds)
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 All the stitches are done inside the magic ring.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Treble Crochet (tr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.
Tie them to a lollipop and hand them out on Valentine's Day to your kid's classmates or your coworkers.

HEART with color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch3, 3tr, 4dc, tr, 4dc, 3tr, ch4, sl st in magic ring
Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through from the magic ring.
If you want to attach a lollipop to the back of the heart, don't cut off the ends. Instead, use them to tie the lollipop in place. If not, then proceed to... F/O, secure and weave in the ends through the back of your heart.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chain/s || dc: double crochet || tr: treble crochet || sl st: slip stitch || rnd: round || f/o: finish off
y/o: yarn over



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (February 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

January 22, 2018

Zinnia Triangle Scarf

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

     Tie your cold-weather look together with this stylish scarf cause this is the sort of statement an outfit needs.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Teen - Adult
Width: 46" (116.8cm)
Length: 22.5" (57.1cm) 
You're able to easily customize the scarf by adding less or more rows.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.0mm (H)
*Sport Weight Yarn: Mustard (450yds) & Bark (25yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*A 4.5" by 4" cardboard to make tassels
*Scissors

GAUGE
9stitches & 5rows in double crochet = 2 inches
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 The chains, in the beginning, count as 1dc and 1chain.
 Each row will increase in the center space.
 The last dc in every row is done on top of the ch3 from the ch4 that was made from the previous round.

SCARF with mustard
  Row 1: ch4 (counts as 1 dc & ch1 sp), 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch1, dc in magic ring, pull as tightly as possible to close the hole and turn your work
  Row 2: ch4 (counts as 1 dc & ch1 sp), 3dc in next ch sp, ch1, 3dc+ch3+3dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, 3dc in next ch sp, ch1, dc on top of the 3rd ch, turn your work
  Row 3: ch4 (counts as 1 dc & ch1 sp), *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 1 more time, 3dc+ch3+3dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 1 more time, dc on top of the 3rd ch, turn your work
  Row 4: ch4 (counts as 1 dc & ch1 sp), *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 2 more times, 3dc+ch3+3dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 2 more times, dc on top of the 3rd ch, turn your work
  Row 5: ch4 (counts as 1 dc & ch1 sp), *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, 3dc+ch3+3dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, dc on top of the 3rd ch, turn your work
  Row 6: ch4 (counts as 1 dc & ch1 sp), *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 3dc+ch3+3dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, dc on top of the 3rd ch, turn your work
  Row 7: ch4 (counts as 1 dc & ch1 sp), *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, 3dc+ch3+3dc in next ch3 sp, ch1, *3dc in next ch sp, ch1,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, dc on top of the 3rd ch, turn your work
  Row 8-35: repeat the same process as we have been doing in the previous rows but you'll be adding an extra (3dc in next ch sp, ch1) in every repeat part. In the last st of round 35, change to bark to continue working with the edging.

EDGING with bark
  Row 36: ch1, sc in next st, sc in ch sp, *sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * 33 more times, sc in next 3 sts, 3sc in ch3 sp, sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch sp, *sc in next 3 sts, sc in ch sp* repeat from * to * 33 more times, sc on top of the 3rd ch, turn your work
  Row 37: sl st in each st across
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TASSELS with mustard; make 2
  Step 1: Cut a piece of cardboard with the following dimensions 4.5" width by 4" length.
  Step 2: Wrap yarn around your piece of cardboard (lengthwise) about 40 times.  More if you want your tassel to be fuller.
  Step 3: Take a long piece of yarn and tie it around the entire bunch of yarn at one end. Don't finish off; we'll be using the ends to attach it to the scarf.
  Step 4: At the opposite end, cut through all of the yarn.
  Step 5: Take another long piece of yarn and wrap it a few times around the entire bunch near the top to create your tassel (see images below for clarity.) Tie it off and with a tapestry needle, weave the ends through so they hang with the rest of the yarn instead of cutting them off (a slight possibility that it would come undone if cut off).
  Step 6: Trim the bottom of the yarn tassel to make it even.
  Step 7: Sew tassels on each end of your scarf.


GLOSSARY:
ch:chain || sc: single crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sp: space || f/o: finish off



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (January 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

January 10, 2018

Fox Beanie (knit)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      I truly hope that this beanie grabs your attention and gets a top place in your collection of knit beanies. You can comfortably wear it during any season depending on the yarn you used and the weather, of course.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
This beanie fits someone with a head circumference of...
20.5" to 21" (child or teen) and
21.5" to 22.5" (adult/women)

MATERIALS
*DPN's or Circular needles: 8.0mm (US11)
*Crochet hook size: 8.0mm (L) [its use for a tiny bit on the ears]
*Super Bulky weight yarn: Terracota (50yds), Cream (9yds) & Black (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

GAUGE
5stitches & 12rows in seed stitch = 2 inches
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
  You're able to easily customize the beanie by casting on multiples of 2 + 1.

STARTING the BEANIE with terracota
CO 45 stitches with the 8mm needles (45sts)
Place a marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
  Rnd 1: k1, *p1, k1*, repeat from * to * around (45sts)
  Rnd 2: p1, *k1, p1*, repeat from * to * around (45sts)
Rounds 1 and 2 are repeats rounds.
Continue repeating these rounds 'til your piece measures 4.75 inches (approx. a total of 26 rounds) or you have reached the desired length.

NOTE: In the beginning of each round, its indicated in red or blue that sections that will be repeated throughout that round. Simply follow the color of the asterisks (red or blue) to know exactly what to continue repeating.
SHAPING the CROWN
  Rnd 27: k1, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog (40sts)
  Rnd 28: p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 4 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1 (40sts)
  Rnd 29: *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 3 more times, k2tog (35sts)
  Rnd 30: p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p2, repeat from * to * 3 more times, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p2, repeat from * to * 3 more times (35sts)
  Rnd 31: k1, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog (30sts)
  Rnd 32: p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more times, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 3 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1 (30sts)
  Rnd 33: *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, k2tog, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog, repeat from * to * 2 more times, k2tog (25sts)
  Rnd 34: *p1, k1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, p1, *k1, p1* repeat from * to * 1 more time, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1, repeat from * to * 2 more times, p1 (25sts)
  Rnd 35: *k1, p1, k1, k2tog*, *p1, k1, p1, k2tog*, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time (20sts)
  Rnd 36: *p1, k1, p2*, *k1, p1, k1, p1*, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time, repeat from * to * 1 time (20sts)
  Rnd 37: k1, p1, k2tog, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1, k2tog (15sts)
  Rnd 38: p1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, p1, k2tog (10sts)
  Rnd 39: *k2tog* repeat from * to * 4 more times (5sts)
Leave a long tail (around 8"). You will use a tapestry needle to thread the tail through the last remaining stitches on your needles. After that remove the needles from the stitches and pull tightly to close the top hole. Lastly, hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in.

NOTE: The ears are worked all in one piece and then folded in half.
EARS starting with terracota; make 2
CO 1 stitch with the 8mm needles (1st)
  Row 1: kfb (2sts)
  Row 2: knit across (2sts)
  Row 3: kfb, kfb (4sts)
  Row 4: knit across (4sts)
  Row 5: kfb, p2, kfb (6sts)
  Row 6: kfb, k4, kfb (8sts)
  Row 7: kfb, p6, kfb (10sts)
  Row 8: knit across (10sts)
  Row 9: purl across (10sts)
  Row 10: knit across (10sts)
  Row 11: purl across (10sts)
  Row 12: knit across (10sts)
  Row 13: purl across (10sts)
  Row 14: purl across (10sts)
Change to the cream color yarn.
  Row 15: purl across (10sts)
  Row 16: knit across (10sts)
  Row 17: purl across (10sts)
  Row 18: knit across (10sts)
  Row 19: purl across (10sts)
  Row 20: knit across (10sts)
  Row 21: purl across (10sts)
  Row 22: k2tog, k6, k2tog (8sts)
  Row 23: p2tog, p4, p2tog (6sts)
  Row 24: k2tog, k2, k2tog (4sts)
  Row 25: purl across (4sts)
  Row 26: k2tog, k2tog (2sts)
  Row 27: purl across (2sts)
  Row 28: slip 1, psso
F/O and draw through the remaining stitch. Weave in the ends.
Fold the ear in half along row 14. Using the 8mm crochet hook and black yarn, single crochet along the entire ear to close it off. F/O, weave in all ends.
Another method you can use if you're not comfortable crocheting, use a tapestry needle and the black yarn; whip stitch along the entire ear to close it off.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     EARS... place them between rounds 21 and 35 or the position you like best. You'll want to fold the sides of the ears a little bit in to make them look pointier.

GLOSSARY:
co: cast on || k: knit || p: purl || k2tog: knit 2 stitches together || p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
rnd/s: round/s || st/s: stitch/es || kfb: knit front and back || psso: pass slipped stitch over



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (January 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.