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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

{Free Crochet Pattern} Waldorf Inspired Gnome


Crochet Gnome Pattern
Note:
This pattern is the crochet version of a Knit Gnome Pattern I received in a Waldorf handwork group. There wasn't a credit to an original author but I know this pattern is widely used in the Waldorf community. It is not my original idea - it is my crochet version of the Knit Waldorf Gnome.

Also, I used acrylic yarn and cheap filling. To make this in the true Waldorf Method you should use All Natural materials. Wool yarn and Wool stuffing or you can even use organic cotton or hemp or some other natural fiber.

Materials:
Vanna's Choice Dusty Green and Beige
Tapestry Needle
G crochet hook
Stuffing

Stitches Used:
Single Crochet
Dec Single Crochet
Slip Stitch

Download Waldorf crochet gnome pattern

**Pattern has not been tested** Please comment below if you try this out.


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Monday, December 29, 2008

Learning Crochet: A Lesson in Gauge


puff stitch bow hat

This is the hat I tried this weekend. It is very important that you check GAUGE before starting something. This hat is one of those projects that you can tire of easily as the puff stitch is used throughout. You can see the original pattern with a picture HERE.

In the pattern I printed there was no hook size or yarn size so I used what I had at the time. I used an I hook (5.50mm) and some Redheart grey yarn. I haven't finished the hat and I knew the gauge was off by row five but wanted to complete the pattern to show you and my kiddos how important it is to have the 'full picture' before starting something. :)

The actual pattern states:
Materials: Two ball 100% Merinos wool extrafine (50g/135m) (DK weight yarn)
4.00mm hook
Finished Size: It fits an adult woman: the diameter is approximately 24.5cm(9.6 in), with 15cm(5.9 in) diameter opening.

And the ever important Gauge: 9dc*5rows = 5*5cm

NOTE: she used wool 'extrafine'


So, now I'll go undo all the rows, wind the yarn into a ball, and do this hat pattern with the appropriate hook and yarn because this is truly a cute hat and I want to be able to wear it. :)


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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

{Free Crochet Pattern} Armwarmers



I came up with this pattern after trying a number of free online patterns because well, uhm... my arms are just thicker than most. (there I said it) I'm Plus size, large, Over weight, Obese, plump, whatever you want to call it but my arms get cold too!

So here you go, a simple pattern for arm-warmers for Plus Size Gals or Guys. For thinner arms you just need to subtract however many rows to make it fit your arm.

Plus Size Crochet Armwarmers aka wrist warmers

PDF Version on Scribd: Crochet Pattern: arm warmers by Momwithahook Patterns
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Crochet is Cool

2009 - Blessings Beyond My Dreams 

Originally posted 12/21/2008 at momwithahook.blogspot.com

Hey folks. Getting closer to Christmas - I'm getting excited for my boys. Each one will receive something they want but never thought they would get. This year has been a rough one for us. Money has been extremely tight especially since T. was laid off in October. God has cared for us and provided for us in some really exceptional ways. I am ever amazed at how much I worry considering I am a daughter of the Creator of the Universe!!!

Anyhow, wanted to share with you a new Squidoo page I made about the wonderful art of Crochet. It's called Crochet is Cool.

Lots of patterns to choose from and yesterday I included ThreadBangers 'How to Crochet a Hat' video. It is a really simple hat pattern and she explains it so well. If you are new to crochet, no worries as I've included videos of the basic stitches as well.


P.S. You can also check out my other Squidoo page Crochet Hats. Lots of patterns for ski hats, ear flap hats, skater hats, hippie hats, rasta hats, and rolled brim hats. Can you tell I love hats?


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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

17 Online Patterns to Crochet for Last minute Gifts

Free (and low cost) Christmas Gift Ideas to Crochet

originally published at momwithahook.blogspot.com 12/17/2008
  1. Nell - Nell is a Naturlin™ crocheted yoke with straps that we have stitched to coordinating fabric, creating a fabulous babydoll top
  2. Celestine Crochet - A crocheted version of our dodecahedron in Sox, originally inspired by our Ultra Alpaca Light version called Celestine.
  3. Kirsten - playful tasseled hat, crocheted in a beautiful rich color, is sure to brighten even the grayest day this winter. It's quick, too! Double crochet, a large hook, and a lovely wool all combine to create a delicious fabric that proves something doesn't need to be difficult to make a statement.
  4. Abba Hat - from Drops Design
  5. Emo Kid Hat: for the Emotionally Disturbed in all of us
  6. Elf Hat: This one is too cute!
  7. Skater Hats - Keep warm with the unique look of this tightly crocheted beanie. Guaranteed to be popular amongst the younger crowd, even with the pickiest of teens. These hats have a good solid feel to them, and fold up quite nicely.
  8. Beanie - roxycraft free pattern 
  9. Crochet Felted Hogwarts Hat - Here is my version of the Student hats from the movie Harry Patter and the Sorcerers Stone.
  10. Hot Fudge Brownie Hat - by Wendy Squires of WendysWeewoolies.com
  11. Kinky Rasta Hat - this mesh style hat is perfect for a hot day. It can also be made with cotton or sport-weight acrylic yarn. For a totally different look, add the smaller bib on page 32 to it. http://nattral.com
  12. All season Wrislets: from Lion Brand (need to have an account to view the pattern) Wristers, wrist warmers, fingerless mittens -- call them what you like. They're the perfect accessory for cold hands during any season.
  13. Memphis Fingerless Gloves: designed by Kim Rutledge
  14. Zig Zag Armwarmers: One arm warmer measures approximately 7"/18 cm circumference (at wrist) x 18"/45.5 cm long from caron yarn
  15. Crochet headband: An adorable, vintage-inspired headband.
  16. Nadie hairwrap/headband: a simple crochet headband of the wider hair-wrap type ... particularly fabulous on anyone with long curls or dreads.
  17. $ Polar Bear Pattern - Planet June An original crochet amigurumi Polar Bear pattern from the AquaAmi range by June Gilbank.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

{Free Crochet Pattern} Bo the Snowman by RoxyCraft

Originally published at momwithahook.blogspot.com 12/9/2008


Colder weather is here and Christmas is in a couple of weeks. Excitement is in the air. Roxy Patterns has a very cute Amigurumi Snowman pattern. It will be a perfect hostess gift or a sweet addition to your Christmas Tree.

Building Mr. Snowman
Head ball,
Belly ball,
Bottom ball-
Done!
Building Mr. Snowman
Is always lots of fun!
~ Author Unknown

Photo: RoxyCraft

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