Sunday, 28 May 2017

Free Crochet Pattern - Mermaid Tail - Mermaid Blanket - Mermaid Afghan

QUICK MERMAID TAIL, OR BLANKET OR AFGHAN
Age 2 to adult large

Copyright © 2016, Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)
This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments. 
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MATERIALS:
WORSTED WEIGHT YARN worked 2 strands
      (Age2- 4: 260 yds; 12-16yrs: 600 yds  Adult Large: 1440 yds.)
9 mm (US M or N) hook or larger.
Yarn needle.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Gauge: 2 stitches and 1 row = 1 sq inch
See a video demo here: https://youtu.be/ywu5TLxVM4s 

1.  Working with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, and a 9 mm or larger crochet hook:
Chain 5, slip stitch to join and form a ring.
2.  Chain 2, make 12 double crochet in the ring, slip stitch to join.
3.  Chain 2 and turn, make 2 double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join. (24)
4.  Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every
2nd stitch, slip stitch to join. (36 stitches)

5.  Age 2 to 4: Go to step 6.

Age 4 - 6: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every
6th stitch, slip stitch to join. (42 stitches)

Age 6 - 8: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every
5th stitch, slip stitch to join. (43 stitches)

Age 8 to 10: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.   
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every  
4th stitch, slip stitch to join. (45 stitches)

Age 10 to 12: *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every 3rd stitch, slip stitch to join. (48 stitches)

Age 12 - 16: *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join.
Repeat from * for one more row.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every 2nd stitch, slip stitch to join. ( 54 stitches)

Adult small to medium: *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip
stitch to join. Repeat from * for one more row.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every stitch, slip stitch to join. (72 stitches).

Adult medium to large: Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, slip
stitch to join. Repeat from * for one more row.
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in
every stitch, slip stitch to join. (72 stitches).
Chain 2 and turn, double crochet around, making 2 double crochet in every 9th stitch,
slip stitch to join. (81 stitches)


6.  *Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch around, DO NOT SLIP STITCH TO JOIN.
(It’s optional whether or not to close the mermaid tail, but I think it is a hazard to have it
closed in case one has to get up in a hurry, however, if you wish to , simply slip stitch to
join after every row.)
Repeat from * for:
Age 4 -6: 14 more rows, fasten off.
Age 6-8: 15 more rows, fasten off.
Age 8-10: 18 more rows, fasten off.
Age 10-12: 22 more rows, fasten off.
Age 12-16: 28 more rows, fasten off.
Adult small to medium: 36 - 40 rows, fasten off.
Adult medium to large: 40 - 44 rows, fasten off.  (Add more rows for taller persons.)


FINS: MAKE 2:
Age 2 - 8: chain 20,
Age 8 - 12: chain 24
Age 12 - 16: Chain 30
Adult small - medium: chain 32
Adult Large: chain 34

double crochet in the 4th stitch from the hook, and each stitch of the chain.
Chain 2 and turn, working in the back side of the stitch only, double crochet in each
stitch across the row.
*Turn, slip stitch into the first 3 stitches, chain 2, double crochet in each stitch of the
row, (back side only).  Chain 2 and turn, double crochet in each stitch across the row, leave the last 3
stitches not worked.  
Repeat from * until there are only approx. 6 - 8 stitches in the row, fasten off.

Either slip stitch or sew the 2 sections of the fins together, and attach to the end of the
mermaid tail, gathering to fit.  Weave all yarn ends into the finished work.

#1137YT- SUMMER CROCHET PONCHO


#1137YT, SUMMER PONCHO, MAKE ANY SIZE

Copyright © 2017, Emi Harrington (Do not give away or sell this pattern, copyright protected.)
This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments. 

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MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, (Red Heart Super Saver, 2 skeins
9 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS: Video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naPeMMFe2vo 
1.  S: Chain 63;   Medium: Chain 69;  Large to XL: Chain 75
2.  Mark the center stitch of the row.
Working with a 9 mm hook, and 1 strand of worsted weight yarn:
Double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook (“V”stitch),
*skip the next 2 stitches,
in the next stitch make: double crochet, chain 1, double crochet (V stitch);
repeat from * up to the marked stitch in the center, skipping 2 stitches before the center
stitch.  
In the center stitch make: 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet.  
*Skip the next 2 stitches,V stitch in the next stitch,
repeat from, * across the row.
(S: 20 V stitch, 1 shell;   M-L: 22V stitch, 1 shell;   L- XL: 24 V stitch, 1 shell)
3.  Turn, slip stitch into the next chain 1 space, chain 3, double crochet in the same stitch.
Make a V stitch in every chain 1 space up to the center stitch.  
In the chain 1 space of the center stitch make: 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double
crochet.  
      V stitch in every remaining chain 1 space of the row.

4.  Repeat step 3 until the poncho is as long as desired.  (Block to get the true length, or the
poncho will lengthen with wear.)

5.  Make 2 identical pieces, one for the front and one for the back.

Stack and sew across the shoulders, and down the sides, leaving openings for the arms.


END OF PATTERN

Friday, 16 September 2016

Beginner Crochet Slouchy Hat - Free Pattern PDF

Here's a super easy crochet hat to make just in time for Fall! You'll need a 9mm crochet hook and work with a double strand of worsted weight yarn. Scroll Down for the free pdf or watch the tutorial here: Click the image to download the pdf: 1060-slouchy-hat

Monday, 8 August 2016

OMG Quick Shrug - Free Crochet Pattern

This crochet shrug is so easy and fast you won't believe it! You can watch the tutorial on YouTube: Free Shrug Crochet Pattern. Find the full pattern (pictured below) here:  Crochet Shrug/Vest Pattern #1055 scroll down for the free version...   #1055 - OMG QUICK SHRUG-VESTomg quick shrug 1019 free crochet pattern Get the free printable shrug pattern here:  OMG Quick Shrug1019 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

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Here's how!
  1. Choose your favorite from my Etsy Shop : click here to browse all the patterns in my shop.
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  3. Post your favorite in the comments section of this video. click here for the contest video.
At the end of the week, I will draw for a free pattern from among the comments! Winner will be posted on YouTube in the next contest video! Contest ends July 23, 2016. Hectanooga Pattern sample.