Oomanoot http://www.blog.oomanoot.com Imagine. Design. Make. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:07:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.8 Camel Stitch Stripy Hat http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/camel-stitch-stripy-hat/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/camel-stitch-stripy-hat/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:40:58 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3763 Camel Stitch Stripy Hat | Oomanoot #free #tutorial #crochet #hat #winter #stripes #camelstitch

It’s November, almost December really. But it’s not cold. Global warming anyone? Nah, just one of those years when winter is really late. But I am ignoring the weather, because it’s that time of year: the time for making winter hats.

This hat can be made in as many colors as you want, I made one in a solid color with a bulky yarn and one in two colors in worsted weight yarn, but you could go zebra with black & white or full circus tent with as many colors as you like. I’ve included instructions for worsted weight to fit an adult, but the pattern can be easily adjusted to fit any size head.

Materials

  • 4.5mm hook
  • 2 balls of worsted weight yarn in 2 colors (MC, CC)
  • blunt needle for weaving in loose ends

Notes

  • Worsted weight option gauge: 5 rows X 8 stitches in Camel Stitch make a 2” square.
  • Bulky yarn option gauge:  3 rows X 5 stitches in Camel Stitch make a 2” square.

Abbreviations

  • instructions for camel stitch can be found here.
  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • blo – back loops only
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Instructions

1: With MC, ch 32. hdc in 3rd st from the hook. Continue hdc until the end of the chain (30 stitches at the end of this row).
2: Work a camel stitch in the back of each hdc across. hdc in the top of the starting chain. Change color to CC, ch 2, turn.
3-4: Repeat row 2 with CC. Change colors to MC, ch 2, turn.
5-52: Repeat row 2, alternating CC with MC every two rows.

Bind off leaving a long tail. Sew the last row and the first row together to create a tube. Then, pass the yarn through sides of the crochet rows at the adjacent open end of the tube and pull tightly to gather the top of the hat. Sew shut and Bind off. Turn inside out.

To get a clean edge if you are alternating colors, I decided to use a technique similar to the perfect color change. If you’re using a single color you can skip row 1, and instead of crocheting in blo in row 2- hdc evenly around the edge of the hat.

1: With MC, sl st around the bottom edge of the hat.
2: hdc in BLO around. Join, ch 2.
3: hdc in BLO around. Join. Bind off.

Weave in loose ends.

Optional: Add a pom-pom to the top of the hat because it’s cute.
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Enjoy!

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This Little Piggy Crochet Amigurumi http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/this-little-piggy-crochet-amigurumi/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/this-little-piggy-crochet-amigurumi/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:05:11 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3728 This Little Piggy Crochet Amigurumi | Oomanoot #free #crochet #tutorial #amigurumi #pink #piggy #pig 
This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home and crocheted. This little piggy hasn’t really had much inspiration lately and totally let the blog slide. I’ve made a few things here and there, but just wasn’t feeling it was blog material. And then this little piggy came along, and isn’t he the cutest little piggy? So quick and easy to make, my favorite kind of project! So here we are. A new tutorial.

Materials

  • 4.5 mm hook
  • 1 skein light pink worsted weight yarn (MC)
  • A small amount of dark pink worsted weight yarn (CC)
  • 2 safety eyes or a small amount of black worsted weight yarn
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Blunt needle for weaving in loose ends

Notes

  • Gauge is not critical for this project, use thicker yarn to get a larger result or lighter yarn for a smaller result.
  • Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not turn or join unless specifically instructed.
  • Place a marker in the last stitch of every round. Move it up as you work.
  • Unfortunately, safety eyes are not actually safe for children under 3, so if you’re making this item for younger children please use yarn for the eyes instead.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch.
  • blo – back loop only
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together: Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 stitch decreased.
  • idec – invisible decrease: insert hook in front loop of next stitch, then (without yarn over!) insert hook in front loop of next stitch. Yarn over and pull up loop through both front loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops to complete the single crochet – 1 stitch decreased.
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Instructions

Nose

1: With MC, ch 2. 6 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method. Join in top of first stitch, ch 1.
2: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join, ch 1 – 12 sc at the end of this round (12)
3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. Join, ch 1 (18)
4: sc in blo in each stitch around. Join, ch 1 (18)
5: sc in each stitch around. Join, and bind off leaving a long tail. (18)

Nostrils (make 2)

With CC, ch 2. 4 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method. Join in top of first stitch. Bind off leaving a long tail. Sew nostrils on to the nose.

Ears (make 2)

1: With MC, ch 5. sc in second st from hook and in next 3 st. ch 1, turn (4)
2: sc2tog twice. ch 1, turn (2)
3: sc2tog. ch 1, sc evenly around the ear, and bind off leaving a long tail. The ear will curl slightly, which is exactly the look we’re after.

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Body

1: With MC, ch 2. 6 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method.
2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc at the end of this round (12)
3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times (18)
4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] 6 times (24)
5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] 6 times (30)
6: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] 6 times (36)
7: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] 6 times (42)
8: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] 6 times (48)
9-28: sc in each stitch around (48).
Stuff nose firmly and sew onto the closed end of tube  (that will be the face), slightly off center. Place safety eyes or embroider them above the nose. Sew the ears on above the eyes (use image as reference). Stuff the body firmly.
29: [idec, sc in next 6 st] 6 times (42)
30: [idec, sc in next 5 st] 6 times (36)
31: [idec, sc in next 4 st] 6 times (30)
32: [idec, sc in next 3 st] 6 times (24)
33: [idec, sc in next 2 st] 6 times (18)
Finish stuffing the body.
34: [idec, sc in next st] 6 times (12)
35: idec 6 times (6)
Bind off, pull tail through remaining stitches and sew shut.

Legs (make 4)

1: With MC, ch 2. 6 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method.
2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc at the end of this round (12)
3-6: sc in each st around (12)
Bind off. Stuff legs and sew on to the body.

Tail

ch 6, turn. sl st in each ch across . Bind off and sew on the end of the body.

Enjoy!

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Faux Knit Rib Camel Stitch Throw Blanket http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/faux-knit-rib-camel-stitch-throw-blanket/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/faux-knit-rib-camel-stitch-throw-blanket/#comments Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:04:00 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3696 Faux Knit Rib Camel Stitch Throw Blanket | Oomanoot #blanket #crcohet #camelstitch #free #tutorial

Look! more camel stitch! I just love the faux knit rib effect, it works so beautifully on a large scale piece such as this.

This blanket took me ages to finish because I started out making it super-super bulky, crocheting 3 strands of bulky weight yarn together – but I ended up not liking how it felt. It was just too heavy. So I unraveled it and re-crocheted it all over again with a single strand. Now it’s nice and warm and it’s almost summer here so I won’t have much to do with it for a while, but it’s really pretty to look at!

Personally, I think this pattern works best with a single color. I made it in white with a rather bulky. I found it made the knit pattern stand out just enough, without making the blanket too heavy.Faux Knit Rib Camel Stitch Throw Blanket | Oomanoot #blanket #crcohet #camelstitch #free #tutorial

Materials

  • 10mm hook
  • At some point I lost count of how many balls of yarn I bought, but I think it was about 20 balls, 100 gr each, of bulky weight white yarn. Sorry! Take a look at the notes what you should do about this…
    Update: after a bit of trouble I managed to weigh the blanket and it was 17 skeins total.
  • blunt needle for weaving in loose ends

Notes

  • The blanket is crocheted lengthwise, so that the rows run from top to bottom. With the yarn I chose, the blanket is 175 stitches long and 82 rows wide and the final measurements are 44” wide by 75” long. I am considering buying some more of the same yarn and making it just slightly wider, but it’s really fine as it is. I recommend making a 4” by 4” swatch, and then use that to calculate how many stitches/rows you’ll need to get the size of blanket you want, then from that – calculate how much yarn you’ll need to buy.

Terms & Abbreviations

  • instructions for camel stitch can be found here.
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet

Instructions

1: ch 178. hdc in 3rd st from the hook. Continue hdc until the end of the chain (175 stitches at the end of this row).
2: Work a camel stitch in the back of each hdc across. hdc in the top of the starting chain. ch 2, turn.
3-82: Repeat row 2.

Bind off. Weave in loose ends.

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Enjoy!

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Crochet Camel Stitch Cactus http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/crochet-camel-stitch-cactus/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/crochet-camel-stitch-cactus/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:34:28 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3667

I am entirely obsessed with camel stitch. Just, like, totally doing everything with camel stitch. It’s got that faux-knit-rib thing going for it, and it’s soft and stretchy and oh so fun and easy to crochet. I am making a nice camel stitch TV blanket to cuddle in on cold nights, but that will take a while so I must-must-must share this cute camel stitch cactus.

These make excellent last minute gifts, since they only take about an hour to make, and they are right on trend lately. If you skip crocheting the pot and buy a cute planter at the dollar store (or IKEA) they will take even less time and won’t be any less appreciated, I’m sure.

First things first, we must learn to how to camel stitch. It’s really quite easy.

How to: Camel Stitch

Basically, you start with a row of hdc (half double crochet). Chain 2, turn. Now, normally you would continue crocheting into the top of the stitch which is made of two loops (front and back loops). However, facing you there is a third loop which you’ve probably never noticed before, created by the hdc, just below the front loop (see picture). That’s where we’re going to insert our hook. This causes the top of the hdc to be pushed forward, and that’s what gives us the faux-knit-rib I mentioned before.

Crochet Camel Stitch: How To | Oomanoot #crochet #free #tutorial #camelstitch

Here’s another view of those loops I was talking about before, after a few rows have been completed.

Crochet Camel Stitch: How To | Oomanoot #crochet #free #tutorial #camelstitch

So, just yarn over, insert hook into the camel stitch loop, yarn over and pull through that first loop. Then, yarn over again and pull through all 3 loops to complete your hdc.

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Got it? Great! Now, let’s make a cactus.

Materials

  • 4mm hook
  • a small amount of green worsted weight yarn (less than 25 gr) (MC)
  • an even smaller amount of worsted weight yarn for the flower, color of your choice (CC)
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • a blunt needle for weaving in loose ends
  • If you’re crocheting the flower pot as well, you will also need a small amount of T-shirt (or other bulky weight) yarn and a 9mm hook.

Notes

  • Gauge is not critical for this project, use thicker yarn to get a larger result or lighter yarn for a smaller result.
  • Use a smaller hook than recommended for the yarn you are using, the camel stitch is quite loose and we don’t want the stuffing to show.
  • Written instructions here are for the tall and thin cactus, but you can easily change the number of stitches and rows to change the shape of the cactus, you can go for tall and thin or short and squat, according to your preference. 

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc– half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • ch2 sp – space created by ch2 in previous round.
  • blo – crochet in back loops only.
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Instructions

Cactus Body

1: With MC, ch 22. hdc in 3rd st from the hook. Continue hdc until the end of the chain (20 stitched at the end of this row).
2: Work a camel stitch in the back of each hdc across. hdc in the top of the starting chain. ch 2, turn.
3-16: Repeat row 2.

Bind off leaving a long tail. Sew the last row and the first row together to create a tube. Then, pass the yarn through sides of the crochet rows, at the adjacent open end of the tube and pull tightly to gather the top of the cactus. Sew shut and Bind off. Turn inside out.

Stuff the cactus, and close off the bottom using a needle and yarn like you did for the top end. This part will be inside the flower pot, so its neatness is less of an issue.

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Flower

1: With CC, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd st from hook, or use the magic loop method. Join in the top of the first st.
2: [ch 2, sl st in next st] 5 times.
3: [in next ch2 sp: sl st, hdc, dc, hdc, sl st] 5 times to create the flower petals.

Bind off leaving a long tail. Sew flower onto the top of the cactus.

Flower Pot

1: With bulky yarn and 9mm hook, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd st from hook, or use the magic loop method. Join in the top of the first st, ch 1 (do not turn).
2: [work 2 sc in next st] 6 times. Join, ch 1 (12 sc at the end of this round).
3: sc in blo around. Join, ch 1 (12).
4: [work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] 2 times. Join, ch 1 (14).
5: [work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] 2 times. Join, ch 1 (16).
6: [work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st] 2 times. Join, ch 3 (18).
7: dc in blo around. Join, ch3 (18).
8: dc in flo around. Join (18).
Fold the last round of dc down to create a brim. slip stitch around through the back loop of the dc and the front loop left by crocheting in blo in round 7. Join, bind off.

Enjoy!

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Cross Stitch Cat on Crochet Pillow http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/cross-stitch-cat-on-crochet-pillow/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/cross-stitch-cat-on-crochet-pillow/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:33:31 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3612

The thing about crochet, as opposed to knit, is getting a nice clear straight pattern is pretty near impossible, since the stitches form diagonal lines. This can be a good thing, sometimes, but when you’re trying to make a cat, well. That’s just not going to work.

However, there is an easy workaround. By crocheting a simple back and forth panel of single crochet, you can create a canvas for a cross stitch image of your choice. This can be done with any weight of yarn and made to any size, using any cross stitch pattern. I’ve included instructions for the cat pillow, but you could also cross stitch a hot air balloon, if you like. Just make sure that you’ve made enough stitches/rows to fit the number of stitches required by the cross stitch pattern.

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Materials

  • 9mm hook
  • 1 skein bulky white yarn
  • 1 skein bulky black yarn
  • about 1/3 1 skein bulky gray yarn (CC2)
  • each skein is 100g or ~110 meters (~120 yards)
  • blunt needle for cross stitching and weaving in loose ends
  • Fiber fill or a small pillow insert.

Notes

  • Finished measurements: 12.5” X 12.5” (32 cm square)
  • Gauge: 10 st X 9 rows make a 4” square.
  • Gauge is not critical for this project, use thicker yarn to get a larger result or lighter yarn for a smaller result.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st – stitch
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Instructions

Pillow Panel (make 2)

First panel is made with a white background, the second panel is make with a black background. This will be the main color (MC). The cross stitch pattern will then be worked in a contrast color (black on white, white on black – CC).

1: With MC, ch 32. sc in 2nd chain from hook. sc to end. ch 1, turn. (30)
2-34: sc in next st, sc to end. ch 1, turn.(30)
Bind off.

With CC, cross stitch the cat pattern on to the pillow panel.
The cross stitch is worked in the holes at each of the 4 corners created by each single crochet (see image).

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Start with left ear, at the 13th stitch from the left, 5th stitch from the top.

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Assemble

Place both panels together, wrong sides facing. With CC2, sc evenly through both panels around 3 sides. Stuff firmly, continue sc along 4th side to close the pillow.

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Enjoy!

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Ombre Crochet Afghan Tutorial http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/ombre-crochet-afghan-tutorial/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/ombre-crochet-afghan-tutorial/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:12:32 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3604

The weather outside is frightful, at least by my mediterranean standards. The wind is howling and my feet are cold. And all I wanna do is cuddle inside a warm blanket, eat cookies and drink hot tea. Unfortunately, I made this afghan as a gift. But on the bright side, once I got past the first few rows I could actually crochet and cuddle inside it at the same time.

This afghan is quite easy to make, though I this one is quite large and it took me a couple of months to finish. There were weeks when I only crocheted two rows the entire week… life – it really gets in the way of crocheting.

So, let’s get all silly distractions like cooking and dishes out of the way, and make an afghan

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Materials

  • 4 skeins dark brown worsted weight yarn (A)
  • 5 skeins light brown worsted weight yarn (B)
  • 5 skeins orange worsted weight yarn (C)
  • 5 skeins dark yellow worsted weight yarn (D)
  • 5 skeins bright yellow worsted weight yarn (E)
  • 4 skeins light yellow worsted weight yarn (F)
  • Each skein is 100g (approx. 233m or 254 yards)
  • 8mm hook
  • blunt needle for weaving in loose ends

Notes

  • Gauge: 9 stitches and 5 rows = 4’’/10cm square in dc.
  • With the above gauge, the finished size of the afghan will be 75”/190cm wide by 79”/200cm long.
  • To make a smaller or larger blanket, use different yarns or change the number of stitches/rows worked in each color change. Just remember to crochet a swatch first so you can calculate your finished size accordinly.
  • The ombre effect is achieved by dropping/joining 1 strand of yarn at the end of each 5 row block. Cut the dropped yarn, leaving a short tail, then crochet over both loose ends (joined and dropped) to eliminate the need for weaving in.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • st – stitch

Instructions

With two strands of color A ch 163.

1: dc in 3rd ch from the hook, dc in each ch across.
2: ch 3, turn. Skip first st (root of the ch 3), dc in each st across. dc in top of ch 3 from foundation chain.
3: ch 3, turn. Skip first st, dc in each st across. dc in top of ch 3 from previous row.
4-5: repeat row 3.

Drop 1 strand color A, join 1 strand color B.

Repeat row 3 X 5 times for each color block, dropping and joining 1 strand of yarn in the following sequence:

1-5: AA (completed)
6-10: AB
11-15: BB
16-20: BC
21-25: CC
26-30: CD
31-35: DD
36-40: DE
41-45: EE
46-50: EF
51-55: FF
56-60: FF
61-65: EF
66-70: EE
71-75: DE
76-80: DD
81-85: CD
86-90: CC
91-95: BC
96-100: BB
101-105: AB
106-110: AA

Bind off, weave in loose ends (if any left).

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Enjoy!

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R2-D2 Crochet Hat Tutorial http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/r2-d2-crochet-hat-tutorial/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/r2-d2-crochet-hat-tutorial/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:24:39 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3586 R2-D2 Crochet Hat Tutorial | Oomanoot #free #tutorial #crochet #hat OK. So this hat will probably get the hard core Star Wars fan really upset. Because it IS NOT an exact replica of R2-D2’s head (or whatever you’d like to call his top half). BUT, lucky for me – my son is either unaware of these nuances or doesn’t care as long as his head is warm. I guess you could say it’s good enough for Jar-Jar.

Wow, so many levels of bad puns, sorry!

This hat is made with bulky weight yarn, so it makes up for a speedy project, perfect for a quick gift. Beep-do-beep-boo, so let’s get started.

Materials

  • 1 ball grey (MC) bulky weight yarn (you’ll only need about half)
  • 1 ball blue (CC) bulky weight yarn (you’ll need less than half)
  • 9mm hook
  • A small amount of worsted weight black yarn.
  • Even less worsted weight red yarn.
  • 4 – 4.5 mm hook
  • blunt needle for weaving in loose ends

Notes

  • This pattern was written for and tested on a 7 year old. However, you can make the hat to fit your child (or other recipient) by adjusting the yarn weight or hook size.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, do not cut yarn when changing color. Instead, carry the yarn across the back or crochet over it as you go.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, always join in the top of the first st of the round (not in the top of the ch). Then skip this stitch when crocheting the next round.
  • Buttons are worked in continuous rounds, do not join or turn. Place marker in the last st of each round, moving it up as you crochet.
  • I like to use half double crochet because it’s tight enough to be warm, while still softer than single crochet normally is.

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Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch.
  • To switch colors: use the next color for the final yarn over and pull through of the stitch.
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Instructions

1: With CC and 9 mm hook, ch 3. 10 hdc in third st from the hook, or use the magic loop method.
2: Switch to MC, ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around, then 1 sc in top of first ch 3. 21 sc at the end of this round. Join in first sc of the round. (21)
Note: In the following rounds we will not crochet in the top of the ch in the beginning of the previous round, it’s only used here in order to increase to 21 stitches.
3: With CC, ch 2. [hdc twice in next st, hdc in next st, switch to MC, hdc in next st, switch back to CC] 7 times. Join in the first hdc. (28)
4: With CC ch 2. [hdc twice in next st, hdc in next 2 st, switch to MC, hdc in next st, switch back to CC] 7 times. Join in the first hdc. (35)
5: With MC ch 2. [hdc twice in next st, hdc in next 4 st] 7 times. Join in the first hdc. (42)
6: With MC ch 2. hdc in each st around. Join in the first hdc. (42)
7: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 16 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 6 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 20 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
8: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 15 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 7 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 20 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
9: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 14 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 8 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 20 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
10: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 14 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 6 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 22 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
11: With MC ch 2. hdc in each st around. Join in the first hdc. (42)
12-15:With MC ch 2. [hdc in next st, switch to CC, hdc in next 4 st, switch to MC] 4 times. With MC, hdc in next 2 st. [hdc in next st, switch to CC, hdc in next 4 st, switch to MC] 4 times. Join in the first hdc. (42)
16: With MC ch 1. sc in each st around. Join in first sc. (42)
17: With CC ch 1. sc in each st around. Join in first sc. (42)
Bind off both colors. Weave in loose ends.

Large Button

1: With black yarn and smaller hook, ch 2. sc 6 in 2nd chain from the hook, or use the magic loop method. (6)
2: sc twice in each st around. (12)
3: [sc twice in next st. sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
4: [sc twice in next st. sc in next 2 st] 6 times. (24)
Bind off.

Small Button

With black yarn and smaller hook, repeat round 1 & 2 of the large button. Bind off.

Red Button

With red yarn and smaller hook, repeat round 1 – 3 of the large button. Bind off.

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Crochet Bunny Hat Tutorial http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/crochet-bunny-hat-tutorial/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/crochet-bunny-hat-tutorial/#comments Sun, 09 Nov 2014 20:58:09 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3573

The first year I started making winter hats for the kids (well, it was one kid back then) I just went ahead and made it. No stress, no worries – it was just a fun way to pass the time. Then it became a “thing” that I do each year, and while it still was (and is!) fun – I knew that I had better get the requests as soon as possible to make sure I get all the orders done in time for cold weather.

For some reason, I kept missing the mark – having hats ready in September when everything is still smoldering hot in this part of the world, or being too late and having to use hats from last year for a few days (oh! the horror of hats of yester-year!).

This year, I was all ready with the bunny hat for my daughter (my son’s hat has it’s own story which will be told in a different post), but I was absolutely dreading writing up the tutorial. The crocheting was a breeze – but I was totally worried about the pictures. Taking good pictures of a hat when you are unwilling to show the model’s face online is pretty near impossible. Also, the short light hours make it difficult for me to get good lighting. Ugggh. But I think, given the circumstances, I have done rather well.

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Taking a few moments to be proud – and on to the tutorial.

Materials

  • 1 ball bulky white yarn (MC).
  • 9mm crochet hook
  • blunt needle

Notes

  • This pattern was written for and tested on a 4 year old. However, you can make the hat to fit your child (or other recipient) by increasing for more or less rounds.
  • I like to use half double crochet because it’s tight enough to be warm, while still softer than single crochet normally is.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch.
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together: Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 stitch decreased.
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Instructions

Hat

1: With MC, ch 3. 10 hdc in third st from the hook, or use the magic loop method. Join with sl st.
2: ch2. Work 2 hdc in each st around – 20 hdc at the end of this round. Join with sl st. (20)
3: ch2. [Work 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st] 10 times. Join with sl st. (30)
4: ch2. [Work 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st] 10 times. Join with sl st. (40)
5-13: ch2, hdc in next st, continue hdc in each st around. Join with sl st. (40)
Bind off.

Ears (make 2)

1: With MC, ch 6. sc in second st from the hook, sc in each remaining 4 st. ch 1, turn. (5)
2-22: sc across. ch 1, turn. (6)
23: sc in next 2 st. sc2tog. sc in next 2 st. ch 1, turn. (5)
24: sc across. ch 1, turn. (5)
25: sc in next st. sc2tog. sc in next st. ch 1, turn. (3)
26: sc across. ch 1, turn. (3)
27: sc in next st. sc2tog. ch 1, turn. (2)
28: sc2tog. ch 1. (1)
sc evenly all around the ear, down the sides and back to the tapered edge to give it a nice finish. Sew both ears on the hat. I placed them slightly to the back of the hat at the 3rd round, but you can place them where you feel is cute. We are going for cute.

hat

Enjoy!

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Brace Yourself – Summer is Over http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/brace-yourself-summer-is-over/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/brace-yourself-summer-is-over/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:34:47 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3564 It’s been a long summer. But now summer is over, and whatever season which passes for fall in Israel is almost gone as well. It’s time for winter hats, and warm blankets. Or, at least, to start making them so they’re ready before we actually need them.

So, here’s to downloading all the summer/fall pictures from my camera and making room for winter. May it be cold and rainy outside (we don’t get much snow here) and nice and warm and full of yarn on the inside. Stay tuned for many winter tutorials to come!

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Cross Stitch Hot Air Balloon Phone Cover http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/cross-stitch-hot-air-balloon-phone-cover/ http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/cross-stitch-hot-air-balloon-phone-cover/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:53:14 +0000 http://www.blog.oomanoot.com/?p=3546

I am totally obsessed with hot air balloons. There, I said it. I think it started with the line “I’m a hot air balloon” etc. from “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (yeah, I know, it’s a cliché, but I do love that song). After that I bought this incredible dress titled “haute air balloons” from ModCloth (the people who name the items at ModCloth have the best job in the world!). I would be wearing that dress right now if I hadn’t gained a few pounds over the summer (I will start loosing them next week! I will, I will!). I even crocheted several hot air balloons, but they seem to have magically disappeared (floated away into space maybe?), so the post and pattern for those will have to wait a bit.

So, you may remember that I got a cross stitch phone cover for my birthday half a million years ago? I couldn’t decide what to embroider on it, so I waited and waited and waited and then bam! I realized that a hot air balloon would be perfect. I told you I’m obsessed.

Now, kind readers, you must understand that I have not done any cross stitch since I was a tween, which is many many many years ago. I have probably committed several cross stitch atrocities while making this pattern. I kind of got stuck in several places because I did not plan ahead correctly (which is why the pattern is not exactly the same as the actual completed cover, do as the pattern shows – don’t do as I do). I have a lot of half crosses for the chevron background and balloon outline – I’m really not sure if that’s strictly OK in cross stitch – but it came out pretty, so who cares. Right?

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