My Patterns and Tutorials

Note: These patterns are free and I would like them to stay that way. You may sell what you make from these patterns, but please to not claim them as your own and link back to this page when possible. Thank you :-)

Small Flower Pattern 

You will need:
Some pretty yarn {One or two colours}
I/9 hook {or your favourite!}

Begin with a magic circle
Rnd 1 ~ sc 12 in circle. Close circle, sl st to first st. Ch 1, turn your work
Rnd 2 ~ in back loops only, *sl st in next st, {hdc, dc, hdc} in next st* Rep between * around. Sl st in first st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Doll Skirt Pattern

Rnd. 1. Ch. enough to fit loosely around dolls wast.
Rnd. 2. ch. 3, dc in ea. ch around
Rnd. 3. ch. 1, in back loops only, 2sc in ea. dc around
Rnd. 4. ch. 3, in back loops only, dc in ea. sc around
Rnd. 5. ch 1, in back loops only, sc in ea. dc around
Rnd. 6. Rep. rnd. 4
Rnd. 7. ch. 1, in back loops only {sc in next st., 2sc in next st} around
Rnds. 8-11. Rep. rnds. 4 and 5 alternately
Rep. rnds 7-11 until skirt is desired length
Hem {optional}: ch. 3 , dc in next st., {2hdc in next st., 2 sc in next st., 2 sl. st. in next st., 2 sc in next st., 2hdc in next st., 2dc in next st.} around

Felting Crocheted Projects

Notes and tips before starting:
1. Your project must be made out of wool yarn. 100% wool felts best, but anywhere from 50% up should work.
2. I noticed that taller crochet stitches {such as treble or double treble} do not felt as well. They do not blend together.
3. When crocheting the project you are going to felt, it is best to make the stitches a little on the loose side {don't forget to check that with your gauge!}. The looser the stitches, the more friction you will have when felting it, and your project will felt better.

You will need:
A basin deep enough to fill with water to cover your project
Rubber gloves
Mild dish soap or shampoo {I used baby shampoo on the swatch, and both baby shampoo and dish soap on the hat.}
A towel
Warm and cold water
Optional: blocking aids {pins, a bowl, etc.}
Optional: A hair dryer
Something to felt :-)

Fill basin with enough hot water to cover your project. Make sure the water is very hot but not so hot that you can't keep you hands in it, like me :P The hotter the water, the faster your project will felt, and the colder the water, the slower it will felt. Add a small squirt of shampoo/dish soap.Completely submerge project in the water, and agitate it evenly with your hands. To soft-felt it, only work it so that the stitches are slightly fused together, but still clearly visible. To hard-felt it, continue to agitate until the stitches are no longer visible, the fabric is thicker, and a little stiff. If the fabric does not seem to be felting, you can "shock" it, by putting it in cold water for a few minutes, and then returning it to the hot water.When your project is felted to your satisfaction, take it out of the hot water and place it in cold water. Gently rinse it without agitating it anymore. The cold water will stop the felting.After you have rinsed your project, lay it as flat as possible on a clean, dry towel. Roll the towel with the item in it as tight as possible, to squeeze out the excess water. Unroll it, and block it if you need to, as it may be a little out of shape from the felting.At first, I tried using a bowl to block my hat, but then I used a hat form, and blocked only the brim. I also used a hair dryer to help it dry more quickly.If you try felting using this tutorial, please comment and let me know how it turns out! :-) And feel free to ask any questions.

Little Girl's Purse and Change-Purse

You will need:
5.5o mm crochet hook
2 colours of yarn (This doesn't take much yarn)

For the purse:

Ch. 40. Work 4 rows of fan st. using col. A. Chg. to col B. Work 2 rows of fan st. using col. B. Chg. back to col. A. Work 3 rows of fan st. using col. A. Finish off.
Fold in half. Start in corner and sc. both edges together along the bottom and up the side. Do NOT finish it off yet. Ch. 50. Attach ch. to other side (this is the handle/strap). If you want to decorate a bit more, you can weave a piece of yarn around the top edge on either side and tie the ends in bows on either end.

For the change-purse:

Using col. B, Ch. 11. Starting in second ch from hook, *sc across (10 sc in all). ch one*. Rep from *to* ten times, not chaining one the last time. Finish off. Do this twice. Using col. A attach the 2 squares you just made by sc on two sides and the bottom.

The Cassidy Belt Crochet Pattern
Hook size: I/9                Worsted weight yarn
Stitches used: Single and Double Crochet, Reverse Single Crochet {abbreviated rvsc}
Begin by chaining enough to fit nicely around your waist, { if it’s an even number, add or subtract one chain, this way you will have an extra stitch to put the last sc in row 2.} plus three.     
Row 1: {Working in back loops for this row only} Dc in fourth chain from hook and in ea. st. across
Row 2: *2 sc, chain 2, skip next 2 sc* across, end with sc in top of ch 3
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in ea. st. across
Edging: Rvsc in each st. across top, rvsc 5 sts evenly down the side, rvsc in unworked loops in bottom of foundation ch, rvsc 5 sts evenly up the other side.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
I double-stranded the yarn for the tie to make it thicker.
Ch about the same amount as for the foundation ch on the belt, plus 20 or so extra, depending on how long you want the ties to hang down.
Weave tie through the belt in the center row between sc’s and ch’s.
Have fun!