Hello everyone! Another new skull pattern just released! I couldn’t help myself. This motif just won’t leave me alone. Whay better way to showcase it than in a granny square.
There are instructions in the pattern for 2 different squares. The larger square measure 8.5″ and the smaller square measure 6″. They were made with a worsted 4 yarn and a 5mm hook. These squares can be made smaller or larger with heavier or lighter yarn weights and corresponding hooks.
I mentioned my Blankets of the World Series above, there will be more on that in the coming days and weeks. Right now I’m sketching and getting ideas together. I’m excited to be working on this and hope you enjoy my journey.
This pattern is made with mainly simple half double crochet stitches. It’s worked from the bottom up. I used a worsted 4/aran weight yarn and a 5mm hook (Lion Brand Pound of Love) This pullover is ment to be a bit oversized. I give instructions for sizes sm/med, lg/xl, 1x-3x. I also include options for various yarn types ( worsted 3/dk weight, worsted 5 & 6.
I give options to make it with a collar or hood. I also give instructions on making the sleeves longer or shorter. The skulls design is made up of half double crochet, double crochet, single crochet and slip stitches. Its fairly repetitive and fairly easy once you get into a rhythem.
If you purchase the pattern and run into any problems, need help, have suggestions or just want to share pics, please feel free to contact me!
This is a cardholder and folding mat for Tarot and collectible gaming cards like Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons. I’ve written the pattern in 2 sizes.The smaller size holds a full deck and up toa 5 card spread.The larger size holds a full deck and a 15 or more card spread, depending on card size.
This pattern calls for a worsted 3/dk weight yarn and a 3mm hook and 3.5 mm hook.Depending on the size you make you will need between 230-530 yds of yarn.
I include instructions on making the decorative symbols and I have included my Flying Dragon Applique pattern for anyone interested in making the dragon to go on their holder.(I set a finished dragon on mine just to make sure it fits)
I’m a huge Harry Potter Fan, so no suprise when I come up with something Harry Potter inspired!I also have a love for anything yarn storage related. Bags,boxes,bowls….I have a wide variety of each.
This box is multi-functional. It can hold yarn and crochet or knitting supplies. You can also work out of it.It has a total of 4 holes and 2 spirals,allowing you to work up to 6 balls of yarn.It can also be closed and secured shut for ease in moving your working yarn or project from one place to the next.
The box can hold 2-3 full size skeins of yarn,depending on brand.
It measures 12″ long, 8″ wide ,and 5″ high. Made from wood. Hand carved, hand painted. Stained and sealed. It has a metal handle ,locks/clasps for closing, and decorative corner pieces.
Hello all! The weather is steadily getting colder here so it’s time to put our hooks to work helping to keep us warm.Below is a free pattern for a winter scarf.It’s part of my Winter Trio set, pictured below. If you would like to purchase the whole pattern set you can find it on my Ravelry :https://www.ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs Or on my Etsy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/simplymeholly?ref=profile_header Everything on my Ravelry is on sale right now, 25% off all patterns or buy one get one 50% off with coupon code WinterTrio. This scarf is a very beginner friendly pattern. The seed stitch makes a very warm, textured scarf.
Winter Trio Scarf Free Pattern
Worsted 4/aran weight yarn roughly 1000 yds(I used lion brand pound of love in black(500 yds), oxford gray(300 yds), and antique white(200 yds)
Needle for weaving ends
Seed stitch: The scarf is made using the seed stitch repeat. Sc in 1st st, dc in next st (you will always begin with a sc made in to the top of the last dc in the previous row,and you will always end with a dc.
Single crochet sc
Double crochet dc
Notes on color changing: The color changes will always be specified,and the will always be made at the end of a row in the last dc of that row.(See pictures below) When its specified to change color , start your last dc of the row as follows, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over ,pull through 2 loops, pull up new color through the 2 remaining loops. Ch 1, turn.
Scarf: starting in black yarn
1) Ch 31, turn ,starting in the 2nd ch from the hook sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.(30)
2)(Sc in first st, dc in next st) 15 times.(30) 15 sc/ 15 dc
3-16)Repeat row 2 thirteen more times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 16.
17-21)Repeat row 2 five times. Change to gray yarn at the end of row 21.
22-31)Repeat row 2 ten times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 31.
32-36) Repeat row 2 five times. Change to black yarn at the end of row 36.
37-51) Repeat row 2 fifteen times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 51.
Repeat rows 3-51 three more times.Once finished,Instead of ending with change to white yarn, keep the black yarn ,ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.Add fringe if desired.
Its a pretty fast work up.Its very user friendly,even for beginners who are familiar with basic stitches. I used a super fine/ worsted 1 yarn,with a 2.5mm hook and he came out 11″ from tip of hat to boot bottom. You can use any worsted 2/sport weight, worsted 3/dk weight, or worsted 4 /aran weight with ease,it will just make him bigger.
I used a 4mm hook and 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft.My finished size was 24″ tall and 7″ wide. You can use any worsted 4/aran weight yarn ,or a worsted 3/dk weight yarn if you want it a bit smaller.
This will probably be the last pattern in my skulls motif for a while as I focus on my Dragon Tree Skirt, Dragon Stocking and a few other things I’ve been wanting to make. There are some amazing patterns out there I’m dying to try! I hope you enjoy making my pattern, I’d love to see your finished work!
I turned my skulls repeat pattern into a blanket!Pictured is 1 section of the repeat.Instructions in the pattern are for a throw sized blanket,the repeat is done 3 times for the throw.I have also included instructions for making a smaller or larger blanket.
So excited to finally get this pattern typed up.A few years ago I was wanting to make a baby blanket like this.I searched online,and while there were a few patterns available,I just wasn’t happy with them.When I make something I lean away from the blocky /thick look.I am more for smooth lines and details.So I sat down and created a pattern I liked.This is my result.I went with a more square look,and decided on a stitch that had more texture and looked more like waves to me.I give instructions within the pattern on how to make it larger or smaller to suit your needs.
I used a 6mm crochet hook and a worsted 4 /aran weight yarn. This can be made using other hook sizes and yarn weights you just have to adjust your stitch count accordingly to get the size you desire.