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yarnmom

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About yarnmom

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  • Birthday 05/09/1971

A Few Things About Me

  • Location
    Vancouver, WA
  • Hobbies
    Crocheting (of course), skiing, biking, hiking, reading
  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    Hats!
  • Crocheting since...
    Since 2005
  1. Thanks so much and I'm so glad you found Crochetville!
  2. How old is she? The hat should be pretty easy to resize, since you just make the initial chain to fit around her head (and make sure it ends up being a multiple of 4 -- go bigger if it's in-between). The rest of the pattern is the same then regardless of how many chains you start with. Hope this helps!
  3. 1. A wandering minstrel, poet, or entertainer in medieval England and France. 2. A happy hat for the little entertainer in your life. Materials Used: I Hook Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brights (Light Worsted Weight) Color A: Yellow Color B: Purple Color C: Turquoise Color D: Red Tapestry Needle Scissors Gauge: Not particularly important, since you begin with a chain for the brim that is sized to fit your little one. Pattern Notes: (1) Hat is worked in the round from brim up through crown. (2) Foundation chain for brim is created in multiples of 4. To modify size, add or subtract multiples of 4 ch until desired size. (3) From brim to crown, rounds are joined with sl st to first stitch of round. (4) Crown is worked in continuous spiral without sl st. (5) This pattern has only been tested by me. I apologize in advance for any errors. Please let me know if you find any and I will correct the pattern. (6) You may only use this pattern for your personal use or for charity purposes. You may not sell the pattern or sell the hats made from this patern. Abbreviations: ch: chain sl st: slip stitch sc: single crochet dc: double crochet tr: treble crochet PM: place marker sts: stitches sc2tog: single crochet two together Size: 2T-3T (Can be increased or decreased by making starting chain longer or shorter by multiples of 4). JONGLEUR: Brim: With A, ch 64 (or desired length in multiples of 4). Join with sl st to begin working in rounds. Ch 1. Round 1: Work sc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to B. Ch 3. (64 sts) Round 2: Work dc around. Join with sl st to first stitch. Ch 3. (64) Round 3: Work dc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to C. Ch 1. (64) Round 4: Work sc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to B. Ch 1. (64) Round 5: Work sc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to C. Ch 3. (64) Round 6: Work dc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to A. Ch 4. (64) Round 7: Working in front loops only, work tr around. Join with sl st to first stitch. Ch 1. (64) Round 8 (Creating Welt): Work sc around while at the same time working through back loops of dc from Round 6. (In other words, you are creating a welt by working single crochets to join the tops of the treble crochets from Round 7 to the free back loops of the dc from Round 6.) Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to D. Ch 3. (64) Round 9: Work dc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to C. Ch 1. (64) Round 10: Work sc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to D. Ch 3. (64) Round 11: Work dc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to A. Ch 1. (64) Round 12: Work sc around. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to B. Ch 4. (64) Round 13: Working in front loops only, work tr around. Join with sl st to first stitch. Ch 1. (64) Round 14 (Creating Welt): Work sc around while at the same time working through back loops of sc from Round 12. Join with sl st to first stitch, changing to C. Ch 1. (64) Crown: From here on, do not join rounds, but PM to note beginning of each round. In addition, divide sts equally into 4 parts and PM (preferably of different color from one used to mark beginning of round). If you started with 64 sts, then a marker would be placed on the 1st(i.e., beginning of round), 17th, 33rd, and 49th sts. Round 15: Work 1 round of sc. (64) [You will now begin decreases by working sc to each marker. After each marker, sc2tog.] Round 16: Work sc to each marker, then sc2tog the two sts following each marker. 4 sts decreased. (60) Round 17-21: Continue as established. (40 sts at end of Round 21). After Round 21, work decreases every other round. Round 22: Work sc around. (40) Round 23: Decrease round (36) Round 24: Work sc around. (36) Round 25: Decrease round (32) Round 26: Work sc around. (32) Round 27: Decrease round (28) After Round 27, go back to decreasing every round. Round 28: Decrease round (24) Round 29: Decrease round (20) Round 30: Decrease round (16) Round 31: Decrease round (12) Round 32: Decrease round (8) Round 33: Decrease round (4) Work even for 2 more rounds, then break yarn and weave though sts and pull tight. Weave in all loose ends. Toppers: Using A, ch 7. Work popcorn st in 2nd ch from end, then sl st back to beginning of chain and finish off. [Popcorn stitch: Work 5 sc in specified st. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook in top of first sc in group. Pull dropped loop through st.] Make toppers in B and D. Fasten tightly to top of hat and weave in all loose ends.
  4. 1. A wandering minstrel, poet, or entertainer in medieval England and France. 2. A happy hat for the little entertainer in your life. I improvised this design last night. Hope you like it! (It's a free pattern by the way, which I'll post in the free pattern forum.)
  5. I've been away from the 'ville a bit, but came back and saw this lovely comment posted on my birthday!! What a nice belated present and thanks to everyone else for their continuing comments about my blanket!
  6. I posted the link to the pattern a while ago in the "free patterns" forum, but forgot to "show and tell" too! This is a really cute summer top I designed for my baby. It's pretty easy and fast to crochet, too (which is always a plus if you have an infant, and therefore, have little time to crochet anyway!). Enjoy! Pattern at: http://yarnmom.blogspot.com/2008/03/free-crochet-pattern-summer-shells.html
  7. Hi YarnBox, I'm glad you liked the white gown too - I made it for my daughter's christening. (The C'Ville thread for it is: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=57058) The pattern was a combination of two dress patterns I found on the web. The idea for the top came from here (but I didn’t add sleeves): http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/ruffledbabydress.html The general idea for the bottom came from here: http://www.buttonspecialties.com/pdfs/BabyDress.pdf It was super quick to crochet - I didn’t start it until a week before the christening when a friend casually said, ”I’ll bet you’re crocheting Ginny a handmade christening gown. I can’t wait to see it…” My response (to myself) was, “I can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself!” but I was glad to have the excuse to start a new project. And, I work much better when I have a definite deadline…
  8. Just in time for spring and summer -- my very first pattern is a cute summer top for your favorite little girl! I made this for my daughter last summer, but never got around to posting the pattern. Since I just started a blog, I figured now is the time. The pattern is posted on the March 3, 2008 entry at http://yarnmom.blogspot.com/2008/03/free-crochet-pattern-summer-shells.html. One little caveat: this is my first pattern, so I hope there aren't too many errors, but feel free to PM or leave comments at the blog if you have questions. Enjoy!
  9. Thanks so much everyone for the great comments and compliments!! I haven't been on Crochetville for awhile (the kids have been sick one after another with the same cold...), but it was such a nice surprise to come back and see all the new comments!! You all are the best and inspire me to try new things.
  10. Isn't that simply soft shadows yarn great?! It's so soft and the striping is really cool. I made a pair of socks out of the autumn color, and love them. Your set is beautiful and makes me want to run out and buy the blue color as well!!
  11. Thanks for all the wonderful feedback - makes me think it was worth it after all! I slip stiched it together on the backside through the back loops of each square. I wasn't a huge fan of having a "wrong side" but I tried all sorts of ways to join the squares and all of them showed. At least with the sl st, the joining only shows on the ws, but on the rs it looks totally seamless.
  12. I finally wizened up and learned to start Christmas projects waaay early. I started this one back in July and finished it one week before Christmas. I even got it mailed on time! Mom says she loves it, but it will be a very long time before I do another granny. Literally a thousand or so ends to weave in...insane... Enjoy!
  13. Thanks for your kind message! (I received your PM as well, and will just answer all the questions here). I too am not a huge fan of pink, so I did get tired of it after awhile, but for me, the fun was in the textures and patterns. I made it using your basic Red Heart Super Saver with a J hook. I used the same exact yarn throughout (about 5 or 6 skeins?). I figured if it was for a baby, I wanted something sturdy, washable, and yet still somewhat soft. I've washed it now many many times, and as long as I use softener, it always comes out of the dryer soft and fluffy. The final dimensions are...hmmm...I need to get out my tape measure...42" across. Finally, although most of the blanket is crochet, a tiny bit of it is knitting, because I wanted to practice picking up stitches and learning how to knit in different directions. (I'm a terrible knitter, so I figured this was a good chance to experiment.) Thanks again for your feedback!
  14. Hi there, sorry for the delay in responding - I've been away from the 'Ville for a while. My blanket was all using the same yarn, but that's the nice thing about freeform. If you have lots of different yarns that you like, there's no reason why you couldn't use them all. Please post pics of your work once you start - I'd love to see how your blanket turns out! And, congratulations on your little one!!
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