Crochet Rochelle: 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Ear Saver Mask Buddy

 


It's official. Masks are the new normal. If you are a health care worker, safety or city employee, or working in any other industry requiring staff to wear masks during an entire shift, then you understand why an ear saver may become your new favorite crocheted accessory. 

I'm a teacher and a mom to two boys, and we do not yet know what school and classrooms will look like come August when school resumes. But one thing is certain: if masks are part of the new school uniform, you can bet my boys will use the mask buddies!

Size Medium pictured here.

This simple, quick crochet project works up super fast and easy. I've created the pattern instructions for three different sizes, in hopes that one of them will fit your needs and protect the back of your ears from being rubbed by the elastic straps found on most common face masks. #staysafe #wearthemask


Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large


Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
Worsted or cotton yarn (Caron Cakes pictured)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Hook size: I/5.50 mm 
(Adjust your hook according to yarn weight.)


Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first stitch of round
RND = round
SL ST = slip stitch
SP = space
 
Gauge:
4 hdc = 1" across 
2 rows = 1" height 

Notes:
Start first stitch in the same space as starting chain. 
This pattern is worked in the round, joining to the first stitch at end of each round.
You could use just about any weight of yarn, and adjust your hook size accordingly. 


Size Guide: 
Small: 10+2
Medium: 15+2
Large: 20+2
X-Large: 25+2



Pattern:
Chain: 10+2 (Use the size guide above for your starting chain. Follow and adjust pattern accordingly.)
Rnd 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc 8 (13/18/23), 5hdc in last chain, turn piece to hdc 8 (13/18/23) down the opposite side, 4 hdc in last chain space, join to first hdc of round, ch 1. (26 sts)
Rnd 2: sc in same space as chain 1, sc 11 (16/21/26) across, 2 sc in next space, sc 1, 2 sc in next space, sc 11 (16/21/26) down the opposite side, 2 sc in next space, sc 1, 2 sc in next space, join to first sc of round 2. (32 sts)
Break yarn, leave tail to sew on button.

Assembly: 
Sew buttons to each end of oval shape. (I used 3/4" buttons on ear savers pictured here.)
Instead of wrapping elastic straps around ear, wrap around each button on your new comfy ear saver!


 

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Granny Square Lovey


This Granny Square Lovey pattern is simple, fun and quick to work up! The Granny Square Lovey can be adapted to just about any cozy size of afghan you could want.

I needed a quick baby gift and this was the perfect project to use some of my favorite Caron Cakes Self Striping Yarn! The nice thing about using the Caron Cakes Self Striping Yarn is the coloring affect it created without me having to change colors. Plus, one Caron Cakes skein produced the whole lovey. I added a white yarn border with picots to set off the bright colors of the self striping. It created a really nice contrast.

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Size: Size shown is 36" x 36" (Pattern is easy to adjust to a larger size.)

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Baby, worsted or cotton yarn (Caron Cakes
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Hook size: K/6.50 mm
(Adjust your hook according to yarn weight.)

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first stitch of round
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial here)
RND = Round
SK = skip
SL ST = slip stitch
SP = space
Gauge:
6 dc = 2" across
3 rows = 2" height

Notes:
First three chains at beginning of each round count as first double crochet of the round in this pattern.
Slip stitch to the third chain at the beginning of each round to join.


Pattern:
Rnd 1: In MR, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times. Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: In ch 2 space (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1). In next ch space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), repeat around. 
Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: In ch 2 space (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1). *[In next ch space (3 dc, ch1). In next ch space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)], repeat from * around. 
Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (36 sts)
Rnd 4 - 22: For remaining rounds of granny square lovey, continue pattern in the same manner. Work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in each corner and [In next ch space (3 dc, ch1)] across to each corner.

A Granny Square Lovey I crocheted, changing colors every four rows.

Optional Border:
*To form picot: ch 3, sl st to 1st ch
Join yarn. Ch 1, (1 sc, picot, 1 sc,) in corner, *(sc 5, picot), repeat from * to next corner, (1 sc, picot, 1 sc,) in corner. Repeat this pattern around entire edge of project.
I like to place a picot in each corner so I mess around with my single crochet count until it all fits together. I used to be a perfectionist about stitch count but when my washcloth is finished I won't notice.
Finish, weave ends.


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Friday, May 22, 2020

Granny Square Washcloth


The granny square is a simple and timeless crochet block of fabric that can be used in so many ways. Crochet granny squares to create blankets, scarves, bags and other beautiful projects. Below you will find instructions for creating the basic granny square that functions as a quick and easy washcloth pattern, perfect for you home or as a gift. 

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Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  
Cotton yarn
Yarn needle

Hook size: I/5.50mm

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
JOIN = slip stitch to join
MR = magic ring
RND = round
SL ST = slip stitch

Gauge: 
4 dc = 1" length
1 rows = 0.75" height


Pattern Instructions:
Magic Ring (Click for tutorial.)
Rnd 1: In MR, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] 3 times. Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: In ch 2 space (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1). In next ch space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), repeat around. 
Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: In ch 2 space (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1). *[In next ch space (3 dc, ch1). In next ch space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)], repeat from * around. 
Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: In ch 2 space (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1). *[In next ch space (3 dc, ch1), repeat to corner space. In corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)], repeat from * around. 
Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (36 sts)
Rnd 5: In ch 2 space (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1). *[In next ch space (3 dc, ch1), repeat to corner space. In corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)], repeat from * around. 
Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (60 sts)
Rnd 6: In ch 2 space (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1). *[In next ch space (3 dc, ch1), repeat to corner space. In corner space (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)], repeat from * around. 
Sl st to beginning of rnd, sl st next 2 stitches, sl st in ch 2 space. (72 sts)
Rnd 7: [In ch 2 space (ch 1, 3 sc), sc across to next corner], repeat from * around. sl st to first sc to join. (72 sts).
Break yarn, weave ends.


Optional Border:
*To form picot: ch 3, sl st to 1st ch
Rnd 8: Join yarn. Ch 1, (1 sc, picot, 1 sc,) in corner, *(sc 5, picot), repeat from * to next corner, (1 sc, picot, 1 sc,) in corner. Repeat this pattern around entire edge of project.
I like to place a picot in each corner so I mess around with my single crochet count until it all fits together. I used to be a perfectionist about stitch count but when my washcloth is finished I won't notice.
Finish, weave ends.


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Friday, May 15, 2020

Rumpelstiltskin Kitty Hat


The griddle stitch pattern creates a soft texture ideal for any fabric and occasion! 

*The griddle stitch is an alternating pattern between SC and DC. Make SC stitches in DC stitches from previous row, then DC in the SC from previous row. Each row should always start with a SC and end with a DC, Chain 1 and turn.


Sizes: Newborn - Adult 
(Hat  Circumference x Hat Height)
0-3 months: 12”x 4”
3-6 months: 14”x 5”
6-12 months: 16”x 6”
Toddler/1-3 years: 17”x 6.5”
PreK/3-5 years: 18”x 7”
Child/6-10 years: 19”x 7.5”
Adult S/Teen: 20”x 8”
Adult M: 21”x 8.5”
Adult L: 22”x 9”
Adult XL: 23”x 9.5”

Materials: 
Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle

Hook size: J/6.00mm 

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = stitch
 
Gauge:
6 stitches = 2" across 
5 rows = 2" height 

Special Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
Dimensions are based on averages, (Circumference x Height).
Measure the intended noggin (around the head just over the ears) for an ideal fit.
End on DC stitch throughout pattern. 


Pattern Instructions:

Adult Medium
Chain 62+1, 
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook, DC in next chain, *(SC, DC) repeat across to end of chains, Chain 1, turn. (62 stitches)
Row 2: SC in first stitch, DC in next, *(SC,DC) repeat across to end of row, Chain 1, turn. (62 stitches) 
Row 3 - 26: Repeat Row 2. Or...
Continue to repeat Row 2 until you have reached desired length. 

Refer to the guide below for various size options. Replace the “Chain xx+1” with your respective size for number of stitches and rows.

Pattern Guide: 
(Stitches x Rows)
0-3 months: 36+1 stitches, 12 rows
3-6 months: 42+1 stitches, 14 rows
6-12 months: 48+1 stitches, 16 rows
Toddler/1-3 years: 50+1 stitches, 18 rows
PreK/3-5 years: 54+1 stitches, 20 rows
Child/6-10 years: 56+1 stitches, 22 rows
Teen/Adult S: 60+1 stitches, 24 rows
Adult M: 62+1 stitches, 26 rows
Adult L/XL: 64+1 stitches, 28 rows


Assembly: 
You should now have a rectangle shaped piece of fabric. Fold in half sew up the side of your hat with a tapestry needle and yarn. Align edges with care as you sew - sometimes the fabric can get off a row as you sew. When you reach end of side, continue to sew across the next edge to close the top of the hat. 

Next, take two stitch markers and mark off a "triangle" where you will stitch across to form the ears of your kitty hat. (See image below for reference.) I counted 8 rows down from the top of the hat and placed a stitch marker there, then counted 10 stitches in from corner of hat and placed a stitch marker there to give me the desired "triangle" shape for my ears. You could also eyeball it. Use yarn needle and yarn to sew across diagonally from one stitch marker to the other. I used a basic embroidery back stitch to create my diagonal seam line for the ear.

Repeat this process for both sides of the hat to form two "ears" that will stick up to create the cute kitty effect on your hat. Remove stitch markers, break yarn, weave ends. 


*Note: I added several extra rows to the hat pictured to create a fold over brim. 


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Rumpelstiltskin Washcloth


The griddle stitch pattern creates a soft texture ideal for any fabric and occasion! 

*The griddle stitch is an alternating pattern between SC and DC. Make SC stitches in DC stitches from previous row, then DC in the SC from previous row. Each row should always start with a SC and end with a DC, Chain 1 and turn.

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Materials: 
Cotton worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle

Hook size: I/5.50 mm 

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = stitch
 
Gauge:
4 stitches = 1" across 
2 rows = 1" height 

Special Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
End on DC stitch throughout pattern. 

Pattern Instructions:
Chain 21.
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook, DC in next chain, (SC, DC) repeat across to end of chains, Chain 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 2: SC in first stitch, DC in next, (SC, DC) repeat across to end of row, Chain 1, turn. (20 sts) 
Row 3 - 16: Repeat R2. (20 sts)
Break yarn, weave ends.

Optional: 
Add a row of single crochet around four sides of washcloth. I used the following pattern for the washcloth pictured:

Join yarn to last stitch of Row 16, 3 sc in corner,
*[sc 5, ch 3 (picot), sc 5], repeat from * across to next corner, 3 sc in corner. Repeat this pattern around all four sides of washcloth. Join yarn to first sc in starting corner to finish. Break yarn, weave ends. 


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Friday, May 1, 2020

Rumpelstiltskin Coffee Cozy

The griddle stitch pattern creates a soft texture ideal for any fabric and occasion! 

*The griddle stitch is an alternating pattern between SC and DC. Make SC stitches in DC stitches from previous row, then DC in the SC from previous row. Each row should always start with a SC and end with a DC, Chain 1 and turn.


Materials: 
Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle

Hook size: I/5.50 mm 

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = stitch
 
Gauge:
4 stitches = 1" across 
2 rows = 1" height 

Special Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
End on DC stitch throughout pattern. 

Pattern Instructions:
Chain 35.
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook, DC in next chain, *(SC, DC) repeat across to end of chains, Chain 1, turn. (34 sts)
Row 2: SC in first stitch, DC in next, *(SC, DC) repeat across to end of row, Chain 1, turn. (34 sts) 
Row 3 - 8: Repeat R2. (34 sts)
Break yarn, weave ends.

Assembly: 
Add buttons to one edge. Use spaces/gaps in rows on opposite end to fasten buttons and wrap coffee cozy around a coffee cup or mug.

Display or gift on a cute cardboard coffee cup. You can find a free template for the cardboard coffee cup here. 


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Friday, April 24, 2020

Rumpelstiltskin Mug Rug Coaster


The griddle stitch pattern creates a soft texture ideal for any fabric and occasion! 

*The griddle stitch is an alternating pattern between SC and DC. Make SC stitches in DC stitches from previous row, then DC in the SC from previous row. Each row should always start with a SC and end with a DC, Chain 1 and turn.


Materials: 
Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle

Hook size: I/5.50mm 

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = stitch
 
Gauge:
4 stitches = 1" across 
2 rows = 1" height 

Special Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
End on DC stitch throughout pattern. 

Pattern Instructions:
Chain 13.
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook, DC in next chain, *(SC, DC) repeat across to end of chains, Chain 1, turn. (12 sts)
Row 2: SC in first stitch, DC in next, *(SC,DC) repeat across to end of row, Chain 1, turn. (12 sts) 
Row 3 - 10: Repeat R2. (12 sts)
Break yarn, weave ends.


Assembly: 
You should now have a square shaped piece of fabric. Cut 6" lengths of yarn (12 per side). Create little tassels to run along the edge of the opposite sides of your mug rug. I paired two pieces together and spaced 6 tassels along each side. (See image for reference.) I pulled the middle of both pieces through a gap in the last row, then fed the tails through the small loop. Pull tight and you have a cute little tassel! 

*Alternate option: No tassels and a single crochet border around the entire piece. Or, more tassels as desired.  


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Friday, April 17, 2020

Rumpelstiltskin Hand Warmers



The griddle stitch pattern creates a soft texture ideal for any fabric and occasion! 

*The griddle stitch is an alternating pattern between SC and DC. Make SC stitches in DC stitches from previous row, then DC in the SC from previous row. Each row should always start with a SC and end with a DC, Chain 1 and turn.


Sizes: Infant - Adult 
(Hand Around x Length)
Infant: 4.5" x 4.5"
Toddler: 5.5" x 5.5"
Child: 6.5" x 6.5"
Teen/Adult S: 7" x 7"
Women/Adult M: 7.5" x 7.5"
Men/Adult L: 8.5" x 8.5"


Materials: 
Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle
Stitch Markers

Hook size: I/5.50mm 

Abbreviations:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = stitch
 
Gauge:
4 stitches = 1" across 
2 rows = 1" height 

Special Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
Dimensions are based on averages, (Circumference x Length).
Measure the intended hands (around the widest part of the hand) for an ideal fit.
End on DC stitch throughout pattern. 


Pattern Instructions:

Teen/Adult Small:
Chain 28+1
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook, DC in next chain, *(SC, DC) repeat across to end of chains, Chain 1, turn. (28 sts)
Row 2: SC in first stitch, DC in next, *(SC,DC) repeat across to end of row, Chain 1, turn. (28 sts) 
Row 3 - 16: Repeat R2. (28 sts)
Leave 10 - 12" yarn tail for sewing sides.

*Refer to the guide below for various size options. Replace the “Chain xx+1” with your respective size for number of stitches and rows.

Pattern Guide: 
(Stitches x Rows)
Infant: 16 sts x 8 rows
Toddler/1- years: 20 sts x 12 rows
Child/-10 years: 24 sts x 14 rows
Teen/Adult S: 28 sts x 16 rows
Women/Adult M: 30 sts x 18 rows
Men/Adult L: 34 sts x 20 rows


Assembly: 
You should now have a rectangle shaped piece of fabric. Fold in half and use stitch markers to align sides to each other. I placed stitch markers to also indicate where to leave an opening for my thumb. Sew up the side, skipping the section for the thumb hole. Add buttons or ribbons to embellish as desired.


*You may choose to sew the entire length (minus your thumb hole/opening) or you may choose to add buttons as fasteners. I decided to add buttons as fasteners and stopped sewing the side near where my hand meets my wrist. That left about 6 - 8 rows not joined at the bottom. I sewed the buttons on one side and used the natural gaps in the opposite side to act as the button holes. (See image below for reference.)


I created my hand warmers to fit my hands snug but not too tight. Using an I hook in this pattern will give your fabric gentle ease. Please keep in mind that I tend to crochet a bit loosely, so you may need to adjust your hook size down or decrease stitch count to obtain the desired hat size. I have calculated sizes based on average head measurements.

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