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Monday, October 9, 2017

The Nicole Earflap Hat

I love the colors of Autumn, although I have never experienced it myself, I love the pictures that I saw. Spring is also one I love, how the flowers bloom and so many different colors. I was wondering if I can make a pumpkin hat, but dismiss the idea of it because I want something that can be worn even if it is not in season.  And so I decided to make this hat, it has an earflap for added warmth during the cold season.

The stitches are simple and it's the first time I used the Front Post Single Crochet. I never know I make post stitches using a Single Crochet. It ended beautifully along with Double Crochet.

If you feel like you want to add more rows or make this hat slouchy, you can do so. Just continue adding the last few rows.

The gauge is 11 DC by 6 rows = 3 inches square. But the gauge is not that important, I guess that what's you usually got when you use a worsted yarn and an I hook.

Materials, Gauge, and Stitches Used with Photo Tutorial are all indicated in the pattern.  The pattern is now available on my Craftsy and Ravelry Store.




I wanted my pictures to look more "Autumny" but it clearly shows that I live in a Tropical Place. Even my dried "sticks" "wood" in the first picture surely shows I am in the tropics. It's a dried coconut steam, haha, I don't have an acorn.

When I took pictures of this hat, some friends of mine decided to join. hehe. That's my son's fingers and some friendly grasshopper.



So I do hope you'll love making and also wearing this hat and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page in Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

October 9, 2017

The same law that was engraved on tablets of stone is written by the Holy Spirit on the heart. - BOE 181

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Solid Granny Square Mini Bag


I made this bag using the Solid Granny Squares. Granny squares are so versatile, I love how I can turn it into anything else. That's why I believe that Granny Squares are the basic in crochet. It never goes old.

Materials

  •  Any type of yarn (with mine I used Gantsilyo Guru's Light Milk Cotton #3 yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cords for the handle
  • Scissors
  • Cloth for lining (optional)


Terms Used

  • CH - chain
  • SC - Single Crochet
  • DC - Double Crochet
Special Stitch

  • Mattress Stitch - The stitch I used in joining the squares. Click the link and you'll be directed to a video on how to do the mattress stitch.



\ Instructions.

1. Make 10 Solid Granny Squares. On how to make the Solid Granny Squares click here. Block the squares nicely.  For some ideas on DIY blocking station or on how to block your squares, I recommend the 3 links below, although there are so many options out there, I find these 3 to be easy to follow.
  1. Crochet Pixel Square Blocking (docking) Station
  2. Modular Crochet Blocking Station
  3. DIY Blocking Station for Crochet Squares

2. After all the blocking. Arrange your squares as shown below. I choose to have two colors for my bag. I did not intend it to look this way, I just made 5 black squares and 5 orange gold. Then when I lay them out I could not decide where my blacks should go or where the orange squares should go. I should have just made 4 black and 6 orange or vice versa. But then I am too lazy to make more or change the colors because I was also adamant for the bag to be done. But then when I look at it, it's not that bad, in fact, I like it even more. So it's up to you if you want the colors to be like mine or not, you can even make it also in one color. I did think of that also and I'd prefer the black color, but I don't think I can work with black yarn. So that's how I ended up with the colors of my mini bag. 

Then join the squares using Mattress Stitch. I joined the squares using the mattress stitch but I only sew through the back loops only. Join all squares across following the red arrow below.  Do not join them one by one and cut your yarn after each join. Join them continuously until all the squares in that line are joined together, then proceed to the next line of squares.
After all the squares are joined in that direction, then sew on the other side following the red arrow below.
Now fold it in half following the white dotted lines as the center. Align the red dots when folding, that will be the opening of your bag.
DO NOT sew the opening, the one with red arrows below.

Weave all your ends and let's make the handle. I added cords inside the handle to prevent it from stretching too much. 

Handle

1. Measure the cord up to 23 inches. But if you want a longer cord it's up to you. Then burn the ends of the cords a little to prevent the cords from splitting.

2. Attach the cords as shown in the pictures below. Attach it to the second hole.

And sew both ends of the cord.

Let's make the handle itself. Make 2 
R1. CH3, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. CH1 and turn. (2sc)
R2. 2 SC in first CH, 2 SC in last. CH1 and turn (4 SC)
R3. 2 SC in first, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in last. CH1 and turn. (6 SC)
R4. 2 SC in first, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 4 SC in last. CH1 and turn. (8 SC)
R5-R37. SC in each stitch until the end. CH1 and turn. (8SC)
R38. SC decrease, 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, SC decrease. CH 1 and turn. (6SC)
R39. SC decrease, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, SC decrease. CH 1 and turn. (4SC)
R40. SC decrease, SC decrease. CH 1 and turn (2SC)
R41. SC in each stitch. (2SC).  Leave a long tail for sewing. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Then attach the handle as shown in the pictures below.

Sew closed the handle using a tapestry needle and yarn. 


Then let's cover that ugly part where you attached your handles. 

Make 4
R1. CH3, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. CH1 and turn. (2sc)
R2. 2 SC in first CH, 2 SC in last. CH1 and turn (4 SC)
R3. 2 SC in first, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in last. CH1 and turn. (6 SC)
R4. 2 SC in first, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, 4 SC in last. CH1 and turn. (8 SC)
R5-R6. SC in each stitch until the end. CH1 and turn. (8SC)
R7. SC decrease, 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, SC decrease. CH 1 and turn. (6SC)
R8. SC decrease, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, SC decrease. CH 1 and turn. (4SC)
R9. SC decrease, SC decrease. CH 1 and turn (2SC)
R10. SC in each stitch. (2SC).  Leave a long tail for sewing. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Attach them to the insides of your bag where you attach the handle before. The picture below shows what it looks like after sewing them. It will leave a clean finished to your bag.


Then line your bag with a cloth. It will make add life to your bag. It will prevent the bag from stretching too much.

And your bag is done. The bag measures 11 inches to a foot wide and 7-8 inches long excluding the handles.   I found this pin on Pinterest on how to arrange your granny squares. It really is very helpful. You can make a small bag or a big bag, it includes also how many squares to make.  Hope this will be useful to you also.


That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them

Hope you enjoy making this project and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page in Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel


Thought of the Day

October 4, 2017

Never lose sight of the fact that you belong to God, that He has bought you with a price. - CM 53



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Billie Hat & Cowl Pattern ( Hat Pattern)






This Pattern here is the hat version of my Billie Hat & Cowl Set Pattern. This Hat is kind of a little slouch on the back. You can adjust the Hat by adding or reducing some rounds, starting Round 8. This hat pattern is written in Adult size. Other sizes are indicated through the pattern and are in parenthesis. Adult (Toddler, Child, Teenager)

For the Cowl Pattern Click Here.




Materials (Hat only)

  • Red Heart with Love in White (120-150 yards) and True Blue (80-100 yards)
  • I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Pompom Maker
  • Scissors
  Terms Used   
  • CH(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
Gauge
·         10 DC = 3 cm

Special Stitch
Foundation Single Crochet – – Chain 2, insert hook into the first chain, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over again, and pull through all loops. *Insert the hook in the base of the previous stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over again and pull through all loops.* Just repeat this process until your desired length or desired number of foundation Single Crochet. If you want a video tutorial on how to make foundation single crochet, here is a link from Moogly.  

Difficulty

·         Easy, Beginner

Hat.
The hat is written in Adult size. Other sizes are indicated through the pattern and are in parenthesis.
Adult (Toddler, Child, Teenager)

R1. With color A, Make Magic Ring and secure it with a stitch. Ch2, DC 10 into the ring, Closed the ring tightly. Change to color B and join with a slip stitch in first st. (10 DC)

R2. Ch1, HDC 2 in each stitch around. Change to Color A and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (20 HDC)

R3. CH2, DC in first stitch, 2 DC in next. * 1 DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next* Repeat all around. Change to Color B and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch.  (30 DC)

R4. CH1, HDC in the first 2 stitches, 2 HDC in the next. * 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in next*. Repeat all around. Change to color A and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (40 HDC). 

R5 for toddler only.  Ch 2, DC in the first 10 stitches, 2 DC in next. *1 DC in each of the next 10 stitches, 2 DC in next* Repeat all around. Change to color B and join with a slip stitch in first stitch ( 44 DC) Proceed to Round 8.

R5. CH 2, DC in the first 3 stitches, 2 DC in next. * 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 DC in next.* Repeat all around. Change to color B and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (50 DC). If you are making this for a CHILD, stop right here and proceed to Round 8. For the Teenager and Adult proceed as follows.

R6. CH1, HDC in the first 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next. * 1 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next* Repeat all around. Change to Color A and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 60 HDC)

R7 for Teenager size only. CH 2, DC in each stitch all the way around. Change to Color B and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (60 DC) Proceed to Round 8.

R7.  CH2.  DC in the first 5 stitches, 2 DC in next. * 1 DC in each of the next 5 stitches, 2 DC in next.* Repeat all around. Change to color  B and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (70 DC)

R8. CH1, SC & DC in the first stitch.* Skip a stitch, SC & DC in next stitch* Repeat till end.  Change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 22 sc & dc cluster or 44 sts for TODDLER size, 25 sc & dc cluster or 50 sts for a CHILD size, 30 sc & dc cluster or 60 sts for TEENAGER size, and 35 sc & dc cluster or 70 sts for an ADULT size)

R9. CH1, SC & DC in the first stitch.* Skip a stitch, SC & DC in next stitch* Repeat till end. Do not change Color. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 22 sc & dc cluster or 44 sts for TODDLER size, 25 sc & dc cluster or 50 sts for a CHILD size, 30 sc & dc cluster or 60 sts for TEENAGER size, and 35 sc & dc cluster or 70 sts for an ADULT size)

R10 . CH1, SC & DC in the first stitch.* Skip a stitch, SC & DC in next stitch* Repeat till end.  Change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 22 sc & dc cluster or 44 sts for TODDLER size, 25 sc & dc cluster or 50 sts for a CHILD size, 30 sc & dc cluster or 60 sts for TEENAGER size, and 35 sc & dc cluster or 70 sts for an ADULT size)

Repeat R8 to R10 until Round 15 for Toddler, Round 18 for Child size and Round 23 for both Teenager and Adult. All ending with Round 8.

R(16,19) 24. With color A. SC in each stitch around. Do not change color, join with a slip stitch in the first stitch.

R(17, 20) 25.Ch2, *FPDC, BPDC * in each stitch till end. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch.


R(18, 21) 26.Ch2, *FPDC, BPDC * in each stitch till end. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch.

Fasten off and weave all ends.

For your hat use the biggest pompom maker you have. And make it like the photo below. So that you’ll end up with a pompom half blue and half white




I like how simple and easy to make this whole set. I had fun making them, it only took me a few hours making the whole set. I was so happy with this project. I always go for quick and easy ones and this project did not fail me.

Hope you enjoy making this project and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page in Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo


Nanay Madel



Don't forget to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more.  
**Please do not copy and post any pattern from this blog and claim it as your own. This pattern is limited to personal use only.  Please do not re-publish all photos from this blog as your own. You may make and sell products from my pattern. Please also link back to my post. Any link back will be much, much appreciated. Thank you very much. **
I always make sure to share also because I learned to crochet for free from some very generous bloggers



Thought of the Day

October 1, 2017

Not because we first loved Him, does God love us; but "while we were yet sinners" (Romans 5:8) Christ died for us. - AG 10