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Free crochet pattern: Heart

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I was playing with some red yarn and a hook at my local tea shop and came up with a small heart that you can use as an ornament or applique. I have made a few to make sure the directions work out as written but this hasn’t been tested by anyone else. Let me know if you have any questions.

I feel it works best without the hanging loop as the loop obscures the dip in the top of the heart somewhat. Do whatever you prefer. It is slightly asymmetrical.

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What you’ll need:

A small amount of any yarn, any weight, any colour (I used Knit Picks Shine Sport in Serrano)

A hook to suit your weight of yarn (I used a 3.75mm/F hook)

A darning needle to weave in ends

A stitch marker (the locking kind that look like little plastic safety pins are perfect for this)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

ss = slipstitch

sc = single crochet (double crochet in UK)

dc = double crochet (treble crochet in UK)

hdc = half double crochet (half treble in UK)

rnd = round

rep = repeat

st/sts = stitch(es)

How to:

Ch4, ss into 4th ch from hook to join into a circle, ch 1

R 1: Work 6sc into circle. From now on you will be working in a spiral, not joined rounds. I suggest placing a stitch marker into the first st of each rnd to keep track. (6 sts)

R 2: 2sc into each sc (12 sts)

R 3: (2sc into next st, 1 sc into next st) repeat around (18 sts)

R 4: (2sc into next st, 1 sc into each of next 2 sts) repeat around, ss into next sc to complete rnd (24 sts)

R 5: ch3, dc in same st, 2dc into next st, 2 dc into next st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, sc into each of the next 6 sts, ch2, sc into same st (makes bottom point), 5sc, 3hdc, 2dc into next st, 2dc into next st, dc in next, ch3, ss into same st (base of dc just worked)

There should be one st left unworked for the top centre of the heart. Either fasten off here and weave in your ends or create hanging loop as follows.

Loop: ss into last st of round, ch10, ss into same st as before. Fasten off. (Loop can be made as long or as short as you like; just make more chains.)

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Free pattern: Frond

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Frond is a simple knitted cellphone cosy that can be adjusted for size or gussied up with fancier yarn and maybe even some duplicate stitch or embroidery. It uses stockinette and seed stitch worked flat and seamed.

You will need:

Medium/worsted/#4 weight  yarn, approx 30g/50m (a little over 1oz/54yds)

1 button approx ¾ – 1 inch diameter, preferably with large holes for sewing

5mm/US#8 needles

Gauge is not critical. My gauge was 4 sts to 1” in stockinette. Finished size at this gauge is 3.75” x 6”.

Abbreviations:

CO – cast on

K/P – knit/purl

BO – bind off

K2tog – knit 2 together

P2tog – purl 2 together

St – stitch

St st – stockinette (stocking) stitch

RS/WS – right side, wrong side

Foll – following

Patt – pattern

Rep – repeat

Can easily be made bigger or smaller by varying the number cast on by multiples of 2, and working fewer or more rows of stockinette.

How to:

CO 17. Any method will do. I prefer long tail cast on for a neat edge. 

Work stockinette (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until work measures 12” ending with a WS row.

Next row: K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep this row (seed st) until seed st section is 3” long, ending on a WS row.

Next row: work seed st for 7 sts, BO 3 sts, work to end, maintaining seed st patt (ie knitting the purls, purling the knits)

Next row: seed st to gap, backwards loop CO 3 sts firmly and closely, work to end.

Next row: work first 7 sts, K the 3 CO sts through the back loop, twisting them, work to end.

Next row: seed st across.

Next row: K1, K2tog, work to last 3 sts (maintaining seed st patt), P2tog, K1

Next row: K1, P2tog, work to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1

BO.

Fold st st part of cosy in half. Seam sides from RS using mattress st, taking half a stitch into seam from each side, starting at open end and working towards fold.

Weave in ends. Sew on button.

This pattern has not been tested by anyone but me. If you find a mistake, please leave a comment below and I will fix it. Thank you.

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Free pattern: Bract

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Bract is a simple cellphone cosy that can be adjusted for size or gussied up with fancier yarn. It uses single and half double crochet stitches (US terms) and is crocheted in the round, so there’s no seaming. 

You will need:

Medium/worsted/#4 weight  yarn, approx 30g/50m (a little over 1oz/54yds)

1 button approx ¾ inch diameter, preferably with large holes for sewing

5mm/H/8 crochet hook

Gauge is not critical. My gauge was 7 hdc to 2”. Finished size at this gauge was 4.25” x 6”.

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Hdc – half double crochet

Hdc2tog – half double crochet two together (decrease)

St – stitch

Foll – following

Can easily be made bigger or smaller by varying the starting chain by multiples of 2, and working fewer or more rounds of hdc.

How to:

Make slipknot and place on hook, chain 15.

Rnd 1: Work  1sc into the second chain from hook, place locking stitch marker in st just worked,  sc in each stitch to end (14 sts). Do not turn work.

Instead of turning and working back across your new stitches,  you’re going to work in the opposite side of the chain to form the closed bottom of bag. Work another sc in same stitch as before then rotate work clockwise so that you can sc into the unused loops on the other side of the chain. Work 12 sc, then 2sc into last stitch.  (29 sts total)

Rnd 2 and all foll rounds:: hdc into first st of next round (remove marker and place in new st just worked), hdc to end of round.

Work in a spiral (no joining at end of each round) until cosy is about 6“ tall, ending at a side edge. (This will mean crocheting a partial round, as your end of round marker travels diagonally up your work. This is a natural feature of crocheted sts.)

Sc in the next st that lies right on the fold. Turn.

Row 1 of flap: ch2 (does not count as a st),  hdc in same st and foll 12 sts, turn

Row 2: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st, turn

Row 3: ch2, hdc across, turn (11 sts)

Row 4: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st, turn

Row 5: ch2, hdc across, turn (9 sts)

Row 6: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog, hdc in last st

Row 7: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, ch1, skip next st, hdc in last 3 sts, turn (buttonhole formed)

Row 8:  ch2, hdc in same st, hdc2tog, hdc into ch from previous row, hdc2tog, hdc in last st.

Fasten off, weave in ends. Sew on button.

This pattern has not been tested by anyone but me. If you find a mistake, please leave a comment below and I will fix it. Thank you.

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Very Vivid hat

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This is the easiest and quickest hat ever. I left the tail unwoven for the photo, to show you that I used almost every inch of the skein of yarn.

This used one ball of Red Heart Vivid in Powerful Pink (50 yards/45 metres) and a 15mm crochet hook.

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I started with a magic loop, ch2, 9hdc into circle, ss into first hdc (9 sts)

Rnd 2: ch2, 1hdc into same st, 2hdc into each st around, join to top of chain with ss (18)

Rnd 3: ch2, 1hdc into same st, 1hdc into next st, (2hdc into next st, 1 hdc into next st) around, join to top of chain with ss (27)

diameter at this point was 7.5″

Rnds 4 – 8: ch2, 1hdc into each st around

fasten off

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I would have liked to add some sort of embellishment but I ran out of yarn. I only have one ball of each colour.

Outside circumference is 23″ but it is deceptively snug because of the super-bulkiness of the yarn.

Abbreviations used:

ss…..slipstitch

hdc……American half double crochet

st….stitch

ch….chain