Newsboy Hat

November 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm (free patterns) (, , , , , )

newsboy hat

Free Image Hosting at <a href=Uses just over a skein of Knit Picks Crayon, 100% pima cotton.
50 grams/128 yards.

Hook: Size F or size to give gauge
Gauge: 3 sts=1″
Scrap of plastic canvas, in color to match yarn or piece of cardboard (for brim)
about 30″ thin elastic

Foundation Row: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook.
Rnd 1: Mark beg of round, crochet 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 2: Make 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, work around.
Rnd 3: sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, work around.
Rnd 4: sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, work around.
Continue in established pattern, keep increasing every round until circle is 9.5″ across.

Work even for two rounds.
Decrease round: Sc in the next two stitches, dec next two stitches, work around.
Work even for four rounds. Do NOT end off!

Sc in next 15 stitches, mark place, then work back across 15 stitches just worked. Sc into last sc from first round and sc into the original round. Work back across all stitches just worked, sc across end of rows, and work sc into original round. Continue back and forth until brim measures size desired, or about 3″, ending with a sc on original row. End off.

Second piece of brim: Ch 16, work one sc in each chain across. Work back, and work 1 sc at end of row. Work back, and work 2 sc at end of row. Work back and forth, adding sc at the end of rows. Work until same size as brim on hat. End off. Weave in end.

Cut piece of plastic canvas or cardboard to same size as brim. Work 1 sc into each sc in both pieces of hat, and continue working around hat, work 1 sc in each stitch across. Cut long tail, and sew the seam of the hat brim carefully on the inside.

Take piece of elastic and weave into stitches of the decrease round. Pull snugly to fit, tie, and weave in ends.


My mom’s modeling the hat, by the way!


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easy scrubbie

November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm (free patterns) (, , , , )

very easy small scrubbie pattern

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Small scrubbie pattern

Use small size hook, gauge does not matter

Make two:
Ch 4, make 17 dc in 3rd chain from hook = 18 dc.

2 sc in every dc around. End off on first piece, on second one do not end off. You will join the two small pieces together, holding wrong sides together.

Ch 1, sc through both thicknesses, ch 3, **sc in next stitch through both scrubbies, ch 3, and repeat around scrubbie.

Voila! that’s it!

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granny square coasters – great for bazaars!

November 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm (free patterns) (, , )

granny square coasters

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I hook & cotton yarn
Ch 5, join with a slip stitch.
*3 dc in lp, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 4 times ; slip stitch to first dc.

*(3dc, 2ch, 3 dc) = corner in next sp, 1 ch*; Repeat * to * 4 times ; join with slip st.
Ch 1, sc in every dc around, working 3 sc in every corner.

end off.


Feel free to use this pattern to make items to sell at local craft shows & bazaars. Do not sell online. If using for charity, please let me know which one!

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another basic crochet dishcloth (round)

November 5, 2008 at 4:32 pm (free patterns) (, , )

another basic dishcloth pattern

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another basic dishcloth pattern

first 5 rounds equals 4″

Need 100% dishcloth cotton

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Work in continuous rounds, mark beg with a stitch marker & continue.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next, rep around

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first, 1 sc in next 2 sc, rep around

Rnd 5: 2 sc in first, 1 sc in next 3 sc, rep around

Join round.
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Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as first double crochet now & next round), 1 dc in next 3 sc, ch (counts as increase), do NOT skip sc but in the next sc, dc in next 3 sc, *ch 1, work 3 dc, and repeat around from *.

Rnd 7: ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, ** dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, rep around from **.

Final round: work sc in every stitch around.

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Alpaca Shawl

November 5, 2008 at 4:20 pm (free patterns) (, , , )


Alpaca Shawl


Yarn: Knit Picks alpaca/silk lace weight
Size F crochet hook
Gauge: what makes you happy, it’s a shawl!
Size: what makes you happy, it’s a shawl! 🙂
Skeins: I used 6 skeins in total, I believe, for a size that keeps on growing

Chain 5, join with a slip st.

Row 1- Chain 3, make 3 double crochet in the ring, chain 2, then four more double crochet. Ch 3 and turn.
Each 3 double crochet group is called a shell.
Row 2- Make 3 double crochet IN BETWEEN the first and second double crochet of the previous row. Skip three double crochet, work in your chain 2 space the following: (Shell, chain 2, Shell), SKIP NEXT 3 double crochet, make 4 double crochet in the space BETWEEN the 3rd AND 4TH double crochet. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 3 – Make 3 double crochets in between each shell, as before, and make 4 double crochets in the last group. Ch 3, and turn.

Continue for as long as you want to, until you get bored…

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Beginner’s simple crochet dishcloth

November 5, 2008 at 3:50 pm (free patterns) (, , )

Cotton “dishcloth” yarn

Size h hook

Gauge: doesn’t matter, it’s a dishcloth!

Ch 32.

Row 1: in second chain from hook, sc. * Ch 1, skip next ch space, sc in next space. * Repeat across row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sc, sc in first ch space. *Ch 1, skip sc, sc in next ch 1 space. Repeat across row, ending with a sc in ch 1 space & sc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, and sc in ch 1 space. Repeat across row.

Repeat row 2 & 3 for desired number of times. 

This pattern looks especially nice in the self-striping cottons or using up scraps!

Feel free to use this pattern to sell at craft shows & boutiques.  Do not sell online. If using this pattern for charity, please let me know what one!

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