Crochet Rochelle: May 2020

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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Tia

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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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Tia

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COPYRIGHT: This pattern and associated images are protected by copyright for © 2012-2020 Crochet Rochelle and may not be duplicated or sold. PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL PATTERN. This pattern may be printed for the personal use of the purchaser only, and may not in any form be reproduced or distributed, in part or in whole, through any venue, electronic or otherwise. You MAY sell finished PRODUCTS from this pattern and I would so appreciate a mention or link as the source of the pattern. Many hours of creating, design and love goes into each pattern. Please respect my efforts.

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. 


If you try this pattern, I’d love to see your finished product! Sharing is caring.

#rockthehook
Tia

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COPYRIGHT: This pattern and associated images are protected by copyright for © 2012-2020 Crochet Rochelle and may not be duplicated or sold. PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL PATTERN. This pattern may be printed for the personal use of the purchaser only, and may not in any form be reproduced or distributed, in part or in whole, through any venue, electronic or otherwise. You MAY sell finished PRODUCTS from this pattern and I would so appreciate a mention or link as the source of the pattern. Many hours of creating, design and love goes into each pattern. 
Please respect my efforts.




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