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Knockin’ Me Sideways ~Free Pattern~

Now that the holiday madness busy-ness is over, I can finally settle back into my routine of knitting. The girlies were off school for two whole weeks and we had a lot of fun being together. But I forgot what a strain it took on my knitting and found myself falling asleep at night trying to sneak in a few rows.

In between the Christmas festivities and preparing for New Years, I dreamed of working up a hat pattern only approaching it from a different angle.

Enter Knockin’ Me Sideways:

So you’re probably wondering why the name Knockin’ Me Sideways. Well, for 1) I am always bad at coming up with names….it took me all 9 months to finally decide on each of my girlies’ names…..2) the hat is finished off with a sideways garter stitch border (which I first learned about from Elizabeth Zimmermann) and 3) in honor of the Citizen Cope song Sideways which James says makes him think of me when he first started falling for me.

Knockin’ Me Sideways is a rather simple pattern to execute. Begins at the top on DPNs, increase out for the body, some mindless knitting, then a sideways garter stitch border. The upside to this hat, I had 2 beautiful brass buttons that a crafting friend of mine gave me that match the look of the hat perfectly. The downside to this hat, I had only 2 beautiful brass buttons that a crafting friend of mine gave me that match the look of the hat perfectly and enough yarn to re-create one for myself. But sadly it is up for sale in my friend’s local shop.

Materials:
*MC 1 skein Lion Brand Wool Ease in Gold (197 yds) 80% acrylic 20% wool
*CC Roughly half a skein of Patons Classic Wool Tweeds in Chestnut Tweed (223 yds.) 90% wool 7$ acrylic 3% rayon
*Size 7 DPNs
*16″ circulars in US sizes 6 and 7
*1 size 6 DPN (for sideways garter stitch border)
*2 buttons
*Stitch marker(s) (for marking increases if you so choose, it makes it easier for me since I am constantly picking up and setting down my knitting mid rounds)
*Yarn Needle for seaming
*2 point protectors

——->Available as a  FREE DOWNLOAD Knockin Me Sideways!! <———

**Queue it on Ravelry!**

Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″ on size 7 needles

 Disclaimer: The small print that nobody wants to read but you really should because there is valuable information. DO NOT!!! Sell this pattern, it is my pattern and will bring you bad karma if you do sell this pattern (besides, not cool to pass off someone else’ work as your own). However, and this is where the fun is, you have my blessing to sell items made from this pattern. As a “thank you” for taking time to enjoy my pattern, and for your hard work.

As how my other two patterns are set up, the PDF file is set up so that the pattern is on the second page with only one photo on the second page to save both printer ink as well as paper.

The above photo is what the sideways garter stitch border will begin to look like. Do not be put off by this technique, it is very easy and very addicting. Also, I should note that, while I used a sl1 k1 psso for decrease, you may very well use a k2tog. Either way produces the same results.

January 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm Leave a comment

Serendipity ~Free Pattern~

Serendipity means a fortunate accident. Something that was not suppose to happen but did anyway and is better than intended. **side note:** I highly recommend the movie Serendipity…..very good!

When I first started envisioning another hat to knit, I pictured a nice thick button band, 2×2 ribbing (because I love 2×2 ribbing for hats), buttons, and a slouchy style. Instead, my hands knitted something completely different but superior to what I had visioned.

Serendipitiy is a simple hat pattern with a nice thick 2×2 ribbed band, buttons, puckering at the top, and super comfortable. While this hat did not turn out exactly as intended, I love it even more. Made from a wool alpaca blend yarn, it is sure to keep your noggin warm all through the cold Ohio winters.

Materials:

*Stitch Nation Alpaca Love in Espresso Bean (80% wool, 20% alpaca) 132 yds.
*16″ circulars in US size 7 and 8
* Size 8 DPNs
*2 buttons (size is personal choice – between 3/4″ and 1″ should be suitable – you be the judge)
*Stitch markers
*Yarn Needle for seaming

Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″ on size 8 needles

 Disclaimer: The small print that nobody wants to read but you really should because there is valuable information. DO NOT!!! Sell this pattern, it is my pattern and will bring you bad karma if you do sell this pattern (besides, not cool to pass off someone else’ work as your own). However, and this is where the fun is, you have my blessing to sell items made from this pattern. As a “thank you” for taking time to enjoy my pattern, and for your hard work.

Click here —-> Serendipity Free Knitting Pattern

Pattern is 2 pages long and set up so the actual pattern is on the second page with no photos (you may thank Leethal for this wonderful idea!!) to save printer ink as well as paper.


(because my big baby that we call a dog feels left out sometimes)

If you have any questions or if anything is not working (computers and I do not get along!), please do not hesitate to ask by simply emailing me: multicrafty (@) gmail (dot) com or leave a comment in this post.

Queue it on Ravelry!

Thank you!!

November 18, 2010 at 11:56 am 2 comments

Weekend Head Warmer ~Free Pattern~

I have been knitting hats non-stop for my shameless self promotion bit and, in doing so, I would love to start adding some knitting patterns to my blog. When I normally work on something sans pattern, I jot down little notes.

Notes not even long enough to fit on the back of a movie stub ticket. CO…work….BO 

Yet, somehow I always manage to remember exactly what I have done, how many rows I have done it for, etc.

This evening I decided that I would turn my latest creation into an actual written out pattern and post to Ravelry (my first time, I think I screwed something up but nothing is right your first time).

It is funny how my little notes can get written into a full length 3 page pattern, (hopefully) well written enough for a beginner knitter to understand.

I have had this idea thrumming around in my head for quite sometime of working up a hat pattern incorporating the basket weave stitch. Simplicity has always been my forte and I like the look of the basket weave stitch. So finally I was able to sit down and fully write out my notes into an actual user friendly pattern. After much (and I do mean much…helps if you let people know what yarn and needle sizes you used) editing to one simple “offering free of charge” hat pattern and I was finally able to add it to Ravelry’s database.

The pattern is simple enough that anyone wanting to begin making hand knitted hats can as well as mindless enough for adventurous knitters to make.

A simple hat pattern, cup of coffee, and a movie is basically all I need for a great relaxing evening.

 

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal
Needles: 16″ circulars in US Sizes 11 & Sizes 13  as well as US Size 13 DPNs
Size: To fit adults heads ranging from 20″ to 22″
A movie (optional)

Edited to add: The pdf pattern is 3 pages long but set up so the actual pattern is on the third page. To save printer ink as well as paper. 

The super bulky yarn combined with simple knit and purl stitches makes for a very easy pattern yet stylish enough to wear all weekend long. The basket weave stitch adds to the scrunchability and slouchyness of the hat.

Click Here —-> Weekend Head Warmer available as a free download!

Queue it! on Ravelry

If you have any questions or if anything is not working (computers and I do not get along!), please do not hesitate to ask by simply emailing me: multicrafty (@) gmail (dot) com or leave a comment in this post.

Thank you!

P.S. As a little “thank you” for enjoying my pattern, you have my blessing to sell the item(s) you make from the pattern. Not the pattern itself, that’s bad karma.

November 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm 1 comment

Knitting Needle Case *~Tutorial~*

Please ask for my permission first before posting any of my pictures on your website! I thank you in advance for this.

I have (like any another knitter) TONS of needles and they are now officially at the point where they got out of hand and needed a home. James got me some 16″ circular needles for my birthday and that’s what sorda put this project in gear. It fits ALL (well, almost all) my needles and I’m in love with it. Plus, it’s super easy to make and you can crank one out in an afternoon.

*Note: This is just a basic pattern to follow. I searched (and searched and searched) for exactly what I was looking for and took bits and pieces from a few that I’ve found. I’m not going to put one of those “copyright” things on this because 1. I’m not the one who designed the knitting needle case (in general, this one I designed) and 2. well, I just wanted to do this tutorial to help others. I’ve tried to make the instructions as clear as possible so that even the most beginner of beginner stitchers could make this. If you have any questions, or if something is unclear, please contact me multicrafty(at)gmail(dot)com. Now, onto the case!

*~Materials~*

*~2 pieces of fabric (1 from your outer fabric and 1 from you inner fabric) measuring 17″x20″.

(The following are going to be “group” fabrics to make easier explanation in the directions)
*~Group A~*
1 piece out of your outer fabric measuring 17″ by 1.5″
1 piece out of your inner fabric measuring 17″ by 5.5″

*~Group B~*
1 piece out of your outer fabric measuring 17″ by 1.5″
1 piece out of your inner fabric measuring 17″ by 9″

*~Group C~*
1 piece out of your outer fabric measuring 17″ by 1.5″
1 piece out of your inner fabric measuring 17″ by 12″

*~Ribbon (I had a 42″ piece of ribbon and it was enough for the project, in fact it was a little more than what I needed)
*~Embellishments (you could do applique, buttons, flowers, whatever you want on the front)
*~Tailors chalk, fabric pen, or something else that you use to mark fabric

*Directions*
(I used a 1/2″ seam allowance for the whole project. Top stitching after it was all done was about 1/8″)

Taking your Group A fabric, pin the 17″x1.5″ to the 17″x5.5″ piece with right sides together and stitch. Repeat for Group B and Group C. (*Note: If you don’t want to do this you could use bias tape)

After you are all done stitching, take to your ironing board and just press outer fabric up.

Now, with wrong side of fabric facing up, take the outer fabric and fold it down and press into place. (I did take a picture of this part but seem to have accidentally deleted it when I was transfering my pictures from my camera to the computer. If you have any questions, please ask!)

Take it back to your sewing machine and “stitch in the ditch”. Trying to get as close to the outer fabric as possible. I use my needle as a guide and lower it down just so it’s almost touching the fabric and adjust the fabric from there to get it right where I need it. (You will also repeat this step for Group B fabric as well as Group C.

When you are complete with this step it should look something like this.

Take Group C fabric and Group B fabric and pin the to the inner fabric that measures 17″x20″ making sure to line everything up at the bottom. I used LOTS of pins for this part because I didn’t want this guy to move. I even added more pins after this picture was taken.

Starting and the bottom, measure 2″ in from the right and make a mark using your tailors chalk (or whatever else you use to mark fabric) and then from that mark measure 1.5″. All pockets are 1.5″ apart, the final pocket on the left will be just shy of 2″ (or just over 2″ I can’t remember but it all works out in the end). Make marks at the 1.5″ as you go along.

Once you have all your marks made, take to your sewing machine and from one of the middle marks, stitch all the way up, back tacking at each pocket for extra stability and stopping at the top pocket. You want to start in the middle and work your way out that way nothing comes undone or shifts on you.

Repeat for all the marks making sure to back tack at each pocket.

Preparing Group A fabric and if you’d like to have a place for your stitch markers, take a piece of ribbon measure about 6″-7″. I didn’t cut mine until the very end because I was afraid that I would stitch the ends to it by accident.

Stitch where you have your pins and back tack or go over it a few times for extra security. After that take the fabric and pin it to the inner fabric with the other pockets.

From here, I didn’t measure my pockets exactly, I just made these pockets the width of 2 pockets from the previous pockets (does that make sense?). Once again you want to start in the middle to make sure everything stays secure and doesn’t shift on you and this time instead of starting at the bottom, you want to actually start at the top of Group A and line it up with your previous stitch marks. Just as shown in the picture below.

Once you are finished, just take outer fabric (that measure 17″x20″) and place right sides together and take your ribbon, fold it in half and place it on one side about in the middle and stitch around (just as you would if you were making a pillow) leaving about a 5″ opening at the top (also, I back tacked where my pockets were and also a few times where my ribbon was). Trust me, you don’t want to leave it at the bottom and then try to get 5 layers of fabric all tucked in neatly. Clip the corners and turn right side out. Press everything so it’s nice and neat and the top stitch all around.

After that, just load it up with your knitting stuff and your good to go.

If you have any questions, or if any of the steps were unclear, please let me know. Thanks so much! Also, if you make this project, I’d love to see how yours turned out, just email me at multicrafty(at)gmail(dot)com or post in the comment section.

Edited to add: All pictures are clickable so if you need a better view of how I did something, just click on the picture.

September 7, 2007 at 11:08 am 39 comments

Simple Crocheted Flower

As I said before, I’ve been fumbling around with my yarn lately and came up with this adorable little flower. It would look super cute in a little girls hair or whatever you’d like to use it as. It’s really easy.

*~Note:~*

Please feel free to use this pattern for embellishments for items that you sell. Or make a ton of them and sell them. I just ask that if you would like to use my photo on your website that you please be kind enough to ask permission to use my photo and also, please link back to this pattern as a “Thank You!”. Thanks!

*~Materials~*
Any small amount of yarn and hook to accomodate yarn.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Ch5, sl st to first ch, ch2

Round 1: 9 dc into the ring, sl st to the ch2
Round 2: Ch1, *sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, in same stitch, sl st to next stitch* repeat from * to * around 4 more times. sl st to last stitch, BO and weave in ends.

THAT’S IT! It really easy and really simple and just so cute. If you have any questions about this or need help, you can either email me multicrafty(at)gmail(dot)com or visit CrochetPatternCentral for crochet help.

August 13, 2007 at 2:45 am 8 comments


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