Patterns

Friday, 10 November 2017

Toasty Col --> instructions for all sizes!

Hi! Today I am bringing you a free pattern for a turtleneck cowl (?) At least I think that would describe what this is. I called it Toasty Col, because col is the Dutch word for turtleneck, and I always like to combine English with my Dutch background :) I was inspired by my mum who made something like this (Thanks mam!) When I saw it, I thought it would be perfect to make for homeless people (because brrrrr it's cold already!). I made this set below and I think this will keep their  neck and chest nice and toasty. I decided to use a simple stitch to keep it accessible for people with all different kinds of skill levels. 



Let's begin! 

This pattern is written in US crochet terms. 

Yarn: So crafty Aran from Aldi. You can use any yarn you like! I'll give you instructions to adjust sizes! 
 
Hook used: 5.5 MM (or hook size appropriate to the yarn you are using) 

CH = Chain
SS = SlipStitch
DC = DC
HDC = Half Double Crochet
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet

CH 4, SS in first CH to form a ring.

1. CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), make 2 DC in the ring, CH 2 , Make 3 DC's in ring ( 3 DC - 2 CH - 3DC)

2. CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), make one more DC in the same first stitch, make on DC in each of the next DC's until you reach the CH 2 space, in the CH 2 SP make [2 DC-CH 2-2 DC] , make one DC in each of the next DC's apart from the last stitch that is left. Make 2 DC's in the last one. 

I have tried to make a chart to make it easier to visualise. I hope it helps. 

Repeat row 2 until the piece is big enough to fit around the head by making the two top corners of the triangle meet. I hope the illustration below, shows what I mean with this. If this is your scarf, it needs to be big enough to make point 1 and point 2 meet when you put it around your head. This is the part that will go over your head when the piece is finished, that's why we check this. Once the piece is big enough, connect point 1 and two together by making a SS. From now one we are going to work around. 
Turtleneck part

1. In this first round, you are working in the side of the DC's of the long side of the triangle.CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), make another HDC around the DC, make 2 HDC's around each DC. 
SS to the first CH 2 you made. You should have an even number of stitches now. 

2. CH 1 (doesn't count as stitch)* Make a FPDC around the first stitch, make a BPDC around the next one. This will create this nice ribbly(?) effect. Repeat from * all the way around. You should end with a BPDC and SS to the first FPDC made. 

Repeat Row 2 until the part is long enough to fold it down (as you can see on the first picture) and you are happy with it.  The reason why I can't give you a specific amount of rows is because it all depends on the yarn you use and the size you are making. 
Once you are happy with this part, finish off and work away loose ends. 

I hope this is clear enough, if you have any questions, please do let me know and I'll see if I can help :) 




Monday, 16 October 2017

Nintendo 2 DS Case

We have a lot of consoles and handhelds in our family and it's always my job to make a protective case for them. It's a lot cheaper than buying the official ones plus I prefer anything handmade over mass made items. The most recent case I made was for a Nintendo 2DS. I posted a photo of it on Reddit and some people showed interest in the pattern, so I decided to write it down and share it with everyone! It's very simple, here it comes:



Yarn used: Patons Smoothie DK ( less than one ball) 
Let me just say something about this yarn quickly. It's made up out of 5 little strands, which makes it a bit splitty while working with it, but it works up so beautifully. It actually looks a lot like cotton, but it is 100% acrylic. It's always my go-to yarn when I make a case, but any DK weight yarn would work. 

3.5 mm Crochet hook ( Google tells me that that is E/4 in American terms ) 

This pattern is written in American terms.

Let's begin!

Start with chain 33

Row 1: 2 DC in the 3rd ch from the hook, * Skip 2 ch, 1 SC and 2 DC in the next ch ( all 3 stitches together in the same space) ; Repeat from * across, ending Skip 2 ch, 1 SC in the last ch, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2: 2 DC in first SC ( see photo 1) * Skip 2 DC, 1 SC and 2 DC in the next SC ( Photo 2).
Repeat from * across ending with 1 SC around the ch 2 turning chain from the previous round ( Photo 3 and 4) Ch 2, turn

After row 2 your piece should look like photo 5. It should be the width of your 2DS now. If it's way too small of too big, you have to start over, that means you have a different tension than me. If you have to start over make sure your start with a starting chain that is a multiple of 3 and start at row 1 again. I know it's annoying to frog something, but better now than at the end!

Row 3 - 41: Repeat row 2.

Scroll down to see what to do now!



Photo 1
Photo 2


Photo 3
Photo 4



Photo 5

After you have finished row 41 your piece should look like photo 6 (Don't finish off!)

Photo 6
Now take the bottom of your crocheted piece en fold it double to the back (Photo 7 is picture from the side to illustrate)
Photo 7


Now we are going to attach the two short sides together with slip stitches. Turn your work in a way that you have the loop of your last made stitch on the front and the other short side on the back. 
Ch1, put your hook through both sides and make a slip stitch.Make slip stitches like this all the way across (Photo 8) and once you have reached the bottom of your case, finish off your yarn and work away your loose ends. 
Photo 8
Now we are doing the same with the other short side. We attach yarn on the bottom, so the opposite side of the side we just started on. Ch 1 and make a slip stitch through both sides again. Repeat this all the way across, until you are at the top of the case ( the only side that is open) Finish off and work away your loose ends.
Turn your case inside out now, so your slip stitches are on the inside and the outside looks like photo 9.
Photo 9


At this point you should be able to already fit your 2DS in the case and if you are happy with how it looks now you are finished, however to finish it off nicely, I made a round of SC's all along the top (the open part)
To do that attach your yarn in a stitch on the side and ch 1, then make 3 SC's in every "shell".
On one side this will be easy because there are already 3 stitches per shell, but on the other side you'll be working into the bottom of the chain that you started with. Here you just divide 3 SC's over every shell. Once you have finished doing that, finish off and work away your loose ends. 






Your case is now finished! May it protect your 2DS forever! 




This design, written pattern, and images are a copyright of ©SiriouslyHandmade. You may make and sell products from my patterns. I do ask that you include a link to the pattern with credit for the design. Please do not copy and/or repost this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not copy and/or re-publish photos as your own.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

"Aelse" Scarf ~English and Nederlands~

Autmn has started, my daughter is in full time school, what better time to give pattern writing a go! This first pattern I am sharing with you is called "Aelse".
A little background story; I am originally from the Netherlands, from a little town in the South called Elsloo (pronounced as Aelse in my dialect) In this beautiful little town I grew up and I have fond memories of. Most of my family like my mum and dad still live there. So this is my little tribute to Aelse :)
Enough with the sentiment and on with the crochet part!


This pattern is written in US crochet terms

DC= Double Crochet
SC= Single Crochet
CH=  Chain
SS=Slip Stitch

Hook size: 5 MM
Yarn I used:  So crafty Aran from Aldi.
Ofcourse you are free to use any yarn you like. I would recommend to use an Aran weight yarn as well, to make it nice and chunky. If you decide to use a lighter weight, the scarf will just be thinner and shorter. Make sure you'll also change the hook size appropriate to the yarn you are using.
If you decide to make the scarf shorter or longer, make sure to use multiples of 4 and then add another 6 chains. 

Chain 226

1. Make a DC in the 6th chain from the hook, *CH 1, Skip 1, make a DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way across. You should have 112 DC's now. Turn.

2. CH 1 (does NOT count as first SC) , make a SC in every stitch and every chain 1 space across (223 SC's)

3. Go up a hook size for this row (5.5MM). We are making Slip Stitches here and to make it easier for yourself to work into the Slip Stitches in the next row, it's better to use a bigger hook. 
CH 1 (counts as 1 SS) , skip next stitch, *DC in next stitch, SS in next stitch. Repeat from * across. You should end with a SS.

4. Change back to your (5 MM hook again)
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) Make a DC in every SS and DC from previous round. It may still be quite tricky to get into the Slip Stitches, but  make sure not to miss one to keep the right amount of stitches, which is 223 DC's

5. Repeat row 3

6. Change back to your (5 MM hook again)
CH 1 (does NOT count as SC) , make a SC in every SS and DC from the previous round. (223 SC's)

7. CH 4 (Counts as 1DC+1CH) skip 2 Stitches, make a DC in the next stitch, * CH 1, Skip 1, DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * across.

8. CH 1 (does NOT count as SC), make a SC in every DC and CH 1 space from the previous round until you get to the starting CH 4 from the previous round. Make only one SC in this chain. We will have one less stitch now, which we need for our next row. ( 222 SC's)

9. CH 2 (Counts as 1 HDC), make a HDC in the second and in every stitch across (222 HDC's)

10. CH 3 (Counts as 1 DC) *Skip next stitch, make a DC in each of the next 3 Stitches, make a DC in the skipped stitch. Repeat from * across until you have one stitch remaining. Make one DC in the last stitch.

11. CH 2 (Counts as 1 HDC), Make a HDC in every stitch across.

12. CH 1 (Does NOT count as SC) Make a SC in every stitch across untill you get to the last stitch, make 2 SC's in the last stitch. This brings our stitch count back to the original 223.

13.  CH 4 (Counts as 1DC+1CH) skip 2 Stitches, make a DC in the next stitch, * CH 1, Skip 1, DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * across.

14. CH 1 (does NOT count as first SC) , make a SC in every stitch en every chain 1 space across (223 SC's)

15.Go up a hook size for this row (5.5MM). 
CH 1 (counts as 1 SS) , skip next stitch, *DC in next stitch, SS in next stitch. Repeat from * across. You should end with a SS.

16. Change back to hook size 5 MM
Ch 3 (counts as 1 DC) Make a DC in every SS and DC from previous round. It may be quite tricky to get into the SlipStitches, but make sure not to miss one so keep the right amount of stitches, which is 223 DC's

17. Repeat row 3

18.Change back to hook size 5 MM
CH 1 (does NOT count as SC) , make a SC in every SS and DC from the previous round. (223 SC's)

19. CH 4 (Counts as 1DC+1CH) skip 2 Stitches, make a DC in the next stitch, * CH 1, Skip 1, DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * across.

Optional Tassels : Cut off 140 strands of 12 inches of yarn. And attach them in groups of ten strands to the short sides of your scarf with a Larks Head Knot.


Nederlands:


Haaknaald 5 MM
Garen: So Crafty ARAN van Aldi
Natuurlijk mag je elk garen wat je wil gebruiken hiervoor, maar ik raad aan om een iets dikker garen te nemen zodat de sjaal lekker dik word. Mocht je ervoor kiezen om toch een dunner soort garen te nemen, houd er dan rekening mee dat je sjaal dunner en korter zal worden.Vergeet dan ook niet om een kleinere haaknaald te gebruiken. Als je ervoor kiest om de sjaal langer of korter te maken, zorg er dan voor dat je opzetketting een meervoud van 4 is en voeg daar nog 6 extra lossen aan toe. (meervoud van 4+6)

Start met een lossenketting van 226

1. Maak een stokje in de 6de losse vanaf de haaknaald, *1 Losse, sla 1 steek over, maak een stokje in de volgende lossen. Herhaal van * tot eind. (112 Stokjes)

2. 1 Losse ( telt NIET als vaste) , maak een vaste in elke steek en in elke losse ruimte tot het einde. 223 vasten

3. Neem voor deze toer een haaknaald die een halve maat groter is (5.5MM) Dit doen we omdat we halve vasten gaan haken. In de toer hierna moeten we in de halve vasten insteken en dat gaat net iets makkelijker als je deze toer maakt met een dikkere haaknaald)
1 Losse ( telt als 1 halve vaste), sla een steek over, *Maak een stokje in de volgende steek, maak een halve vaste in de volgende. Herhaal vanaf * tot het einde. Als het goed is eindig je met een halve vaste in de laatste steek.

4. Gebruik je 5 MM haaknaald weer voor deze toer
3 Lossen ( telt als 1 Stokje), maak een stokje in elke halve vaste en in elk stokje van de vorige toer. Het kan nog steeds een beetje moeilijk zijn om je haaknaald in de halve vasten te steken, maar zorg ervoor dat je geen steek mist, zodat het aantal steken hetzelfde blijven.

5. Herhaal toer 3

6. Gebruik je 5 MM haaknaald weer voor deze toer
1 Losse ( telt NIET als vaste) maak een vaste in elke halve vaste en in elk stokje van de vorige toer. (223 vasten)

7. 4 Lossen ( Telt als 1 stokje+ 1 losse) , sla twee steken over and maak een stokje in the derde steek, *1 losse, sla een steek over, maak een stokje in de volgende steek. Herhaal van * tot einde.

8. 1 Losse (Telt NIET als vaste) maak een vaste in elk stokje en in elke lossen ruimte van de vorige toer, totdat je weer bij de 4 beginlossen van de vorige toer bent aangekomen. Maak in deze lossen ruimte 1 vaste. We doen dit om een steek minder te krijgen in ons stekenaantal. je hebt nu dus 222 steken.

9. 2 Lossen (telt als 1 half stokje), maak een half stokje in de tweede en in elke steek tot het eind (222 halve stokjes)

10. 3 Lossen ( Telt als 1 stokje) * Sla 1 steek over, maak een stokje in elk van de volgende 3 steken, maak een stokje in de overgeslagen steek. Herhaal van * tot eind. Als het goed is is er dan nog een steek over. Maak een stokje in de laatste steek.

11. 2 Lossen (telt als 1 Half stokje), maak een half stokje in elke steek tot het einde.

12. 1 Losse (telt NIET als vaste) maak een vaste in elke steek tot je nog één steek over hebt. Maak 2 vasten in deze laatste steek. Dit brengt ons weer terug op ons orginele stekenaantal van 223.

13.  4 Lossen ( Telt als 1 stokje+ 1 losse) , sla twee steken over and maak een stokje in de derde steek, *1 losse, sla een steek over, maake een stokje in de volgende steek. Herhaal van * tot einde.

14. 1 Losse ( telt NIET als vaste) , maak een vaste in elke steek en in elke losse ruimte tot het einde. 223 vasten

15. Neem voor deze toer weer een haaknaald die een halve maat groter is (5.5MM) 
1 Losse ( telt als 1 halve vaste), sla een steek over, *Maak een stokje in de volgende steek, maak een halve vaste in de volgende. Herhaal vanaf * tot het einde. Als het goed is eindig je met een halve vaste in de laatste steek.

16. Gebruik je 5 MM haaknaald weer voor deze toer
3 Lossen ( telt als 1 Stokje), maak een stokje in elke halve vaste en in elk stokje van de vorige toer. Het kan nog steeds een beetje moeilijk zijn om je haaknaald in de halve vasten te steken, maar zorg ervoor dat je geen steek mist, zodat het aantal steken hetzelfde blijven.

17. Herhaal toer 3

18. Gebruik je 5 MM haaknaald vanaf hier weer.
1 Losse ( telt NIET als vaste) maak een vaste in elke halve vaste en in elk stokje van de vorige toer. (223 vasten)

19. 4 Lossen ( Telt als 1 stokje+ 1 losse) , sla twee steken over and maak een stokje in de derde steek, *1 losse, sla een steek over, maake een stokje in de volgende steek. Herhaal van * tot einde.

Optioneel:  De franjes, Knip 140 stukjes garen van een lengte van 30 cm af en bevestig deze in groepjes van 10 aan de korte zijde van de sjaal. Doe dit met de larks head knoop.

Enjoy!


This design, written pattern, and images are a copyright of ©SiriouslyHandmade. You may make and sell products from my patterns. I do ask that you include a link to the pattern with credit for the design. Please do not copy and/or repost this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not copy and/or re-publish photos as your own.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Lucy scarf.

Yesterday we came back from a week of visiting my family in the Netherlands. I brought back some gorgeous acrylic wool that I found in my mum's stash. I placed the wool on top of my crafting basket and every time I walked past it, my heart just skipped a beat of excitement. I had to make something and I had to make it now. The yarn is 100% acrylic, but just feels different than other acrylic yarns. It feels like it is made of angel hair and the colours, it's like angel hairs washed with a rainbow shampoo. I decided that it would be perfect for my 3 year old daughter.  I decided to make a rainbow angel hair scarf for Lucy. The Lucy scarf is probably easier.

I have written out the pattern for you and you can find it here.





Saturday, 3 October 2015

Post from Holland

Today was really exciting, because I received a parcel my mum sent from Holland. Together with Lucy I opened it and she gasped when she saw the Kinder surprise eggs, but I was possibly even more excited about 8 scrumptious balls of cotton that were inside the box along with all the other treats my mum stuffed into the package. I took a photo which you see below, the only problem is that it looks like I took the photo with a microwave.. I post it anyway. Possibly you can see through the blur and indentify 8 GORGEOUS balls of cotton goodness.

The cotton has a little bit of sparkle in it, which makes it very suitable to make something "Christmassy". I searched for a nice pattern for a table runner and came across this photo.
It's made by somebody called Leilani Pearce. I don't have any more info than that. With a bit more research I found out that it's made with a free crochet pattern from Red Heart (I think) which you can find here.



I am looking forward to start on this new project tonight! I'll show the result once it's done! :)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Previous Creations: Nintendo Part 2



Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog :) In this post I add the remaining Nintendo crafts I have done in the past. Hope you like them and don't hesitate to ask something if you would like to make something yourself! My next project now will definitely be a Yoshi amigurumi. After I have seen footage of Yoshi's Woolly world I need to do something to contain my excitement!



This big Animal Crossing New Leaf magnet I made just after the game came out. I picked up a free flyer from GAME and cut out all the little characters. Then I used Mod Podge to glue them all onto a wooden plague that I painted blue.

This Samus is quite big and very easy to make with Hama beads. How to use Hama beads you can find in THIS tutorial. It makes a nice decoration on it's own or would also be nice to frame, or stick a magnet on the back and you have a fridge magnet. Possibilities are endless! :P




These little Christmas ornaments we had in our tree last year, with a big Mario star on the top. Very easy to make and looks much nicer than boring balls haha. Just make them with HAMA beads and push a little hook through the top of them.



This pumpkin we made for Halloween 2013. There is not much to say about it really, except that my man Dave cut his finger while doing it.



This is a Zelda inspired hanger, which I made in the same way as I made THIS hanger. This one might be a bit easier and definitely faster to make than the Mario one.

That are all the Nintendo related crafts I have made.. as far as I can think of at the moment. If I find any more photos, I'll post them!


Thanks for reading! :-)

Siri

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Previous creations: Nintendo

Hi guys, I am not sure what tutorial to do next, so I have decided to make a couple of blog posts with my previously made creations. Hopefully you will see something you like and you would like to see a tutorial of. As I am a big fan of everything Nintendo, this blog post will be about all the things I have crafted to do with Nintendo. 



Big Crochet Kirby Blanket

 The Kirby blanket has cost me blood, sweat and tears, but I am quite proud of it. It has a nice spot on the wall in Lucy's room now. Maybe we will start using it as a blanket again later.






Above are three of the canvases I painted and then I made Hama beads creations to go on top of the paintings to give it a 3d effect. On the photos they all have different backgrounds, but that was because that was in our old house. Now they are hanging all next to each other in our hallway and I think it's a nicer decoration than the ones you get in shops. 

Kirby amigurumi
Last one for this post is a little stuffed Kirby. It was one of the first 3D things I crocheted, so it's not perfect, but I think it looks cute anyway! :)

I still have more Nintendo related crafts to post, but I will do that in my next blog post. Please let me know if you see anything you would like me to make a tutorial of. Also I sell everything that I make, don't be afraid to ask for the price, because I sell it as cheap as I can!

Bye for now! :-) 

Siri