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Elf Candy Holder/Gift Bag

Happy holidays!Here is my Elf Candy Holder/Gift Bag.It is a free downloable pattern.I hope you all enjoy!

The pattern can be found in my Facebook Group, Simply You Knit and Crochet, feel free to join and share your wips, pages,ect. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1064185624406207/?ref=share

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.

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Leg Lamp Ornament

I woke up one morning and just knew I had to make this!So I sat down, made my sketch to gauge my size by and began to crochet and write.

This pattern is free in my Ravelry store(link is below). I figured since its a Christmas ornament then it could be my gift to you for the holidays.

I used number 10 crochet thread in skin tone, black, gold and yellow. Everything is made with a 1.5 mm crochet hook.It’s all done with simple stitches,and should be a very easy make even for beginners. The trickiest part is the heel on the shoe and while there are plenty of picture in the pattern I have provided a video below to help anyone who may have issues with that part.

Making the heel on the shoe.

The pattern can be found here in my Ravelry http://ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs

If you would like to buy just the ornament you can find it here at my Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/1119864841/leg-lamp-tree-ornament?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

Happy Holidays!I hope you enjoy making the ornament!

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“Warmness Managed” Pocket Shawl/Wrap

Hello! Its been a crazy few weeks. I’ve been working on this pattern for my “warmness managed” oversized pocket/shawl/wrap,and to say its been an adventure is and under statement.I’ve had tantrums, frogged, recounted, trashed graphs, plain made myself bonkers, but I’m very pleased with the end result.

The pattern can be found here on my Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs

Or here on my Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header

If you purchase the pattern from my Ravelry use code Warmness and choose a 2nd pattern for free!

I tried to make this pattern as user friendly as possible. I did away with the graph and wrote it all out so it would be easier for everyone to follow along with. Below are some helpful videos that show the technique I used for the color changes, and working the cable stitches.

If you have any questions or issues please feel free to reach out to me.You can pm me through my Facebook page http://facebook.com/simplyme.hu Also please feel free to share pictures of your work on my page.I love to see what people create from my patterns!

Color changing
Color changing
color changing
Cable stitches
Cable stitches

This pattern can be made with or without the hood. I used about 3000 yds of Lion Brand Pound of Love( 2 skeins of gray and 1 skein of black) most worsted weight 4 tarns or aran weight will work well. I also used a 6mm crochet hook.

Lots of writing!

I used 2 different types of cable patterns.One on the pockets and one on the trim. The trim sections are made seperate from the body of the shawl and sewn or crocheted on.

I hope you enjoy my pattern! I can’t wait to see your completed work!

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Unicorns and Dragons

Hello all!I’ve been very busy in the craft room this month.So many ideas,so little time.

About 2 years ago I had a customer request I make a few unicorns for her.She told me what she desired and the Unicorn pictured above was born.Ive made her several times since then,but just recently I have gotten around to actually writing a pattern out for her.

As I was working on writing the pattern up,I thought to myself,this pattern would also make a cute dragon,so of course,I got side tracked,and had to experiment.

Today I have finally gotten back on track.My Unicorn pattern is finished and ready for testing.So it will be available on my Ravelry and Etsy soon.

The dragon,made from the unicorn base pattern, should be ready in about 2 weeks.

Enjoy your week and look for my blog post in the next day or two about the release of my unicorn pattern!

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Ridged Fingerless Gloves Pattern

This is one of the first patterns I published.You can find the add free pdf on my Ravelry : Ridged Fingerless Gloves

or scroll down for the free written pattern.

I just love fingerless gloves,but I have to have my thumbs covered.I came up with a way to add a thumb that is comfortable,and flexible.I hope you enjoy the pattern.Please feel free to post pictures of your finished gloves and tag me on my Facebook or Instagram.

Below are pictures from my testers for you to enjoy as you scroll,I love seeing their finished work!

Stitch Guide:

Sc: single crochet

Sl st: slip stitch

Ch: chain

Hdc: half double crochet

Bhdc: back 3rd loop half double crochet

Bsc: back 3rd loop single crochet

Special Stitches:

Back loop half double crochet in 3rd loop and back loop sc in 3rd loop:

Looking at your stitch,the third loop is just behind the existing stitch.Youtube has some very helpful videos if you aren’t familiar with this stitch.

Gauge/Measurements

4 rows of 4 sc = 1 inch

Pictures:

See last pages of pattern for all pictures and instructional pictures.

Supplies needed:

Us G 4mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Size 4 worsted weight yarn(I used Caron Jumbo in Peacock Varg #09015  #294009,it works better with the 4mm hook because it is a bit thinner than say red heart worsted weight 4.It makes for a less bulky glove that is more comfortable and flexible.)

Special Notes.

This will be crocheted in the round,continuously.I do not slip stitch my rows together,unless otherwise noted in the instructions.

Instructions:

Ch 32,join with a sl st.

Row 1-3:sc 32

Row 4:bhdc 3rd loop 32

Row 5:bsc 3rd loop 32

Row 6-11:sc 32

Row 12:bhdc 3rd loop 32 

Row 13:bsc 3rd loop 32

Row 14-19:sc 32

Row 20:bhdc 3rd loop 32 

Row 21:bsc 3rd loop 32

Row 22-23 sc 32

Row 24:sc 15.ch 5,skip next 5 sc.sc remaining 12.

Row 25-27:sc 32

Row 28:bhdc 3rd loop 32

Row 29:bsc 3rd loop 32

Row 30-35:sc 32

Row 36:bhdc 3rd loop 32

Row 37:bsc third loop 32.fasten off,weave in ends.

Thumb: 

Row 1:Sc 14 in thumb opening on outside/rightside of glove.

Row 2-5 sc 14.finish off .weave in ends.

Backloop crochet:

Thumb:

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What’s on my desk

I spend more and more time at my desk these days, doing everything from writing patterns to working on this blog. Because of this, my workspace is constantly changing.I also do all my crocheting,knitting,and sewing at my desk/ work area,so I keep alot of supplies on and around/near my desk so I can easily find items I may need quickly.This can cause alot of clutter so every so often I have to rearrange and put things away.I work better with everything at my finger tips.When I have an idea I like to beable to react quickly and find what I need to follow through. My yarn is organized in my work are in a way that allows me to see what I have on hand so I can quickly determine if I have what I need or if I need to restock something.I love buying yarn,and my set up makes me feel like I’m yarn shopping. In the blog posts to follow I’ll be going over some of my creations and the process in which I created them.Hopefully you find my posts helpful ,interesting,and entertaining.