Monday, April 25, 2016

Little Deezas Kingston Cap


Little Deezas Kingston Cap

By Laudiaann Sylvest

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Little Deezas Kingston Cap



Instructions:

Crochet hook I
100% Acrylic yarn of your choice
Yarn needle


Start with Color Black top of cap

Chain 6 sl st to make a ring

Row 1:  Make 3 dc,ch 1 * make 6 then sl st at top of beg first row.

Row 2: (3dc,ch1,3dc) ch 1 * around  6 

Row 3: 3dc, ch1 * around  12 


Please note: that (3dc,ch1,3dc) groups are not on top of the other through rounds 4 to 6


Row 4: (3dc,ch1,3dc) ch1, 3dc in next space, ch1 * around 6 3dc groups and 6 3dc

Row 5: (3dc,ch1,3dc) ch1, 3dc in next space, ch1, 3dc in next space, ch1 * 6 3dc groups and 12 3dc

Row 6: (3dc,ch1,3dc) ch1, 3dc in next space, ch1, 3dc in next space, ch1, 3dc in next space * 6 3dc and 18 3dc


Row 7-10

 Change to Color green side of cap

      3dc, ch1 * around 30

Row 11: 3hdc with no ch1 in between 30


 Change to Color Black starting Brim

Row 12: Sc all around

Row 13: 5 sc, dec * around

Row 14: 4 sc, dec * around

Row 15: 3 sc, dec * around

Row 16 and 17 sc around


Change to color green to finish brim edging

Row 18 sc around

Row: 19 revere sc around and end

Enjoy!

Copyright 2016 by LittleDeezasCrochet. Do not distribute or sell pattern to others or
post it on the internet. You may sell items you make with this pattern at craft
fairs or to friends and family but please do not sell items made with this pattern
on the internet without prior permission.





Friday, March 4, 2016

10 Tips how to increase your Crochet Business

10 Tips How to Increase your Crochet Business

1. Craft Shows and Fairs


Craft shows and fairs are destination places where serious crafters and artisans go to sell their handmade goods. Both craft shows and fairs are wonderful events to crochet for money, in fact the first crocheted items I ever sold was at a craft show.

2. Sell Crochet Patterns Online


Selling crochet patterns online increases your presence within the marketplace and gives you the ability to branch out and make more money. If you have a talent for pattern design; Etsy, Craftsy, and Raverly are just some of the online stores who cater to crochet pattern designers.

3. Sell Crocheted Items Online


Selling finished crocheted items online is a very popular and emerging crochet business opportunity. So if you don’t have a knack for pattern designing there are plenty of freelance designers on and off the internet who create wonderful crochet patterns… and most don't mind if you use their patterns to develop your inventory. Just make sure to provide credit to the pattern designer to ensure proper business etiquette. 

4. Create Youtube Videos


If you decide to develop and create videos for Youtube, with patience and perseverance you can eventually join the Youtube Partner Program. By joining this program you will gain the opportunity to monetize your videos with advertisements.

5. Website or Blog


Starting, creating and developing your own website or blog can be highly effective because so many people have access to the internet. This provides you with a platform to develop and create your desired niche into a powerful money making business.

6. Teach Crochet Classes


If you want to stay away from the online world but feel that you would be great at instructing people, craft and hobby stores are always looking for people to teach classes. However, if you decide to teach crochet classes from home then it might be a good idea to have a webpage so that people can search, find and refer to your business.   

7. Write Crochet eBooks


If you have a great idea for a crochet book why not turn it into an eBook (electronic book) instead. The benefits of doing this will only cost you the time you put into writing it. You also have more publishing options and avenues for exposure.

8. Consignment Shops


Selling your crocheted items on consignment means you supply the shop with your crocheted goods and in return you get a percentage of what they can sell your item for. This is a good way to get your goods into a stable brick and mortar store without having to shell out money to start one up for yourself.

9. Magazine Designer


To get into a magazine you first need to submit your idea, pattern, or completed project to a reputable crochet magazine.  They are always on the lookout for the next great thing… and seasonal items are always popular. The nice thing about designing crochet patterns for magazines is that you will reach a wider audience.

10. Crochet Pattern Tester


There are plenty of crochet designers looking for pattern testers; just make sure to read up on the designer’s requirements before jumping in. Many of these designers even require a formal application.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Bunny Slippers

 Always sharing free patterns...



Bunny Slippers


Free Crochet Bunny Slippers



NOTE: My patterns are free and I would like them to stay that way. You are free to print them out and pass them around but please make sure my blog address is somewhere on the pattern (www.knotyournanascrochet.com) so that people know where the pattern originated. 

Please do not sell my patterns or say they are your own. You are free to do whatever you want with the finished item. If you are selling them online please link back the pattern and give me credit. I took the time to write this pattern out so the least you can do is take the small amount of time it takes to give me credit. 


Materials

3.50 mm hook
DK Yarn - I used Olympus by Crucci
Scissors
Yarn needle
Tape Measure

 
0-3 months- fits 3.5'' foot

Pattern

DO NOT JOIN, MARK EACH ROUND WITH A STITCH MARKER.

Round 1: Ch 9, work 2 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook. Sc in next 4 stitches. Hdc innext stitch, 2 hdc in next. 6 hdc in last ch. Now working along the other side of the chain. 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next. Sc in next 4 stitches. 2 sc into the last ch. (24 stitches)

Round 2: 2 sc into the first stitch, 2 sc into next stitch, sc in next 6. 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next, 2 sc in next 4 stitches. Sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next. sc in next 6. 2 sc into each of the last 2 stitches.. (34 sts)

 
Round 3: sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next stitch. sc in next 11 stitches. Put 2 sc into the next 2 stitches. sc in the next 2 stitches. Put 2 sc into the next 2 stitches. sc in the next 11 stitches. 2 sc into the next stitch. Sc in next 2 stitches. (40)

Sides:

Round 4: Join to first sc with a sl st, working in back loop only. Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. (41)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1 and around. Join with a slip stitch. Ch 1(41)

Round 6: sc around, join with a slip stitch, ch 1, (41)

Round 7: sc around, join with a slip stitch, ch 1 (41)


Round 8: Sc in same stitch as ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 8. Hdc in next stitch, hdc2tog 9 times. Hdc in next stitch,  sc in next 7. Sc2tog, sc 1. Join to top of first sc with a slip stitch. Ch 1. (30)

Round 9: Sc in next 9, sc2tog 6 times, sc in next 9, Join first sc with a slip stitch (24)

Round 10: Sc in next 9, sc2tog 3 times, sc in next 9. Join to first sc with a slip stitch (21)

Ears - Make 4
Working in the round, mark first stitch with marker. 

Round 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next stitch. 3 sc in last stitch. Working along back of ch. Sc in next 2. 2 sc in last stitch. 

Round 2: sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in each of the next 3 stitches. Sc in next 4 stitches,

Round 3: sc in next 12. Do not join. 

I surface slip stitched a half circle in the middle of the ears but this is not necessary.

Make two 4cm pom poms

Weave in ends, embroider face and sew ears and pom poms on. Add yarn bows and you’re finished.

Friday, March 13, 2015


I have been looking for this pattern. My mother use to make can hats but I never really wrote down her patterns. I have been looking for years to find a pattern on the internet here it is.

http://bohemianmermaid.blogspot.com/2009/09/beer-can-hat-part-1.html

I happened to copy and paste on my Deezas Crochet Blog in case I loose this pattern. LOL! Going to make one myself with Diet Coke. LOL!

 

I'm going to attempt to share with the world my pattern for the coveted Beer Can Hat. Some years ago I started making these and spread them around to many friends and unsuspecting acquaintances. I believe they originated during the 70s cheesy crafts era, which I completely adore.

Many a birthday party have I attended bringing a 6 pack of beer, a skein of yarn, a couple compact tools... and a few hours later, left the host with a special party hat and gift made right before his drunken eyes. Now YOU can be that fascinating craft nerd, amazing your friends at parties. Or just drinking and crocheting at home. 


All told, this project takes me about 2 hrs if I'm really paying attention… up to maybe 3 or 4 hours if there's beer and distraction involved.


The Cans:

You will need 5 can labels for one hat. Assuming your cans have two labels on them, front and back, you will need 3 cans (if your cans have only 1 label each, you will need 5 cans). 





Choose cans that have colorful or interesting labels... I have used Kern's, Miller High Life (w/ the girl on the moon), Pabst Blue Ribbon, Harley Davidson Beer, Schlitz Malt Liquor and Guinness. Coors is rather boring, but it's what I had available. Obviously the cans should be relatively clean.







The Other Supplies:

- Yarn - one 3oz skein in a color to match your cans
- Crochet Hook - size H or I
- Utility Scissors
- regular household scissors will work fine
- Paper Hole Punch
- very inexpensive at any office supply or drug store



Note: I used tall cans for my sample hat, adjustments for using regular size cans will be shown in [brackets].
 
 
1. Cut the Cans*Safety Note* Yes, you should be careful while cutting the cans. Jagged edges could scratch or poke you. But once the cans are cut smoothly along the edges, they are not sharp at all. You will not slice up your fingers doing this.

To start cutting the cans, choose an area that won't affect your label (such as the warning/bar code area) and stab through the can with one end of your scissors. 



Continue to cut up the side, and then along the top edge of the can all the way around. Do the same for the other side.




You will have the body of the can minus the top and bottom ends. Cut the two labels apart.
 


Now cut around the labels, leaving no jagged edges and rounding the corners as you go. The edges should be as straight as possible to keep a rectangular shape. Cut as large a label as you can without showing any of the warnings or small print.

Yes, the labels should be close to the same size and shape, but don't get too finicky about it. Imperfections will be covered by the yarn and will not make much difference in the end.  



2. Punch the HolesUsing the paper hole punch, punch holes into the can labels as shown. The holes should be about 1/4" from the edge. Place one hole at each corner, then a total of 5 [4] holes along the tall sides, 4 holes along the short sides. Space them as evenly as possible, about 1/2" apart.





Again, you probably don't need to get out your ruler here. Eyeballing the placement will be good enough for a lovely result.


 

Note: I used tall cans for my sample hat, adjustments for using regular size cans shown in [brackets].
 

3. Edge the Can LabelsBasically, the cans will be edged just like a granny square. 5 dc into each corner, and 3 dc into each hole along the sides. For those who prefer a written pattern, here you go:

Sl st into corner hole, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Work 2 dc into same hole. *Work 3 dc into next hole and each hole across. Work 5 dc into corner hole. Repeat from * around label, ending with 2 dc into starting hole. Sl st into 2nd of ch 2 from beginning. Tie off.




Repeat this for each can label.



4. Join the Labels

This part is a little bit tricky. You will be joining the pieces while holding them back-to-back, one is in Front, one is in Back. The Front label will be worked by inserting your hook from the front, the Back label will be worked by inserting your hook from the back. I find it helpful to hold the Front label a little lower than the Back label while I work.




To join these, we will use a sort of joined sc, hdc, and dc to get an A-line shape to our hat. I can't describe it much better than that, so I'll defer to my written pattern instructions:

A) Starting in the top left corner of Front label, sl st into 3rd of 5 dc. Insert hook into same st, *yo and draw a loop, insert hook into corresponding st of Back label, yo and draw a loop (3 lps on hook), yo and draw a loop through all lps on hook. Insert hook into next st on Front label. Repeat from * across next 5[2] sts (6[3] sts total).

**Yo, insert hook into next Front st and draw a loop, yo, insert hook into corresponding Back st and draw a loop. Yo and draw a loop through all 5 lps on hook. Repeat from ** for next 2[5] sts (3[6] sts total).

***
Yo, insert hook into next Front st and draw a loop (3 lps on hook), yo and draw a loop through 2 lps on hook. Yo, insert hook into corresponding Back st and draw a loop, yo and draw loop through 2 lps on hook (3 lps on hook). Yo and draw lp through all lps on hook. Repeat from *** across, working last st into 3rd of 5 dc in corner. Tie off.


Repeat from A) until all labels are joined together.


If you want to stop here with the Beer Can Crown, simply sc along the top and bottom edges to finish, covering the yarn ends as you go. Boom, done.

5. Make the Base (Top): 

I call this part of the hat the Base because that's where a hat usually begins. Crochet the Base of the hat from the Basic Hat Pattern. Work in the dc stitches as described until the underlined number is 4. You should end up with a nice circle that has 60 sts around the outer edge. Do not tie off.





6. Join the Base to the Crown:


Hold the Crown and the Base wrong sides together with the labels facing you and matching up the stitches as you work. Sl st into any st at top edge of Crown, *insert hook through same st and corresponding st of Base, yo and draw a loop, yo and draw a lp through both lps on hook. One Joining Sc done. Repeat from * around top of Crown, working into edge dcs only (not the stitches joining the labels). Sl st into first sc worked (60 sts total). Tie off.





At this point, the hat can make a great Beer Can Fez. Just sc around bottom edge, then make a tassel and attach to the top. Boom, Fez. Still a very respectable party hat.





7. Make the Brim: 

Hold the Crown with the labels facing you, working from the lower edge. Stitches will be worked into each edge dc, and 2sts into the space under joining dcs (the joining dcs are laying sideways, work 2 sts around each of these bars as you work around). 

Optional: To even out the lower edge of your Crown before adding the brim (and make working the first row of increase a little easier), you may choose to work one row of sc all around before moving on to the next step.





Start Brim: Sl st into any edge dc, [ch3 (counts as 1 dc), dc into next 6 sts (7dc total). *Work 2 dc into next st. Dc into next 7 sts. Repeat from * around, sl st into third of starting ch3.]

Repeat from [ to ] adding 1 to the underlined number for each additional row (ie. Row 2 = 8, row 3 = 9, etc) until your brim is as wide as you like. I worked 3 rows for a big sunhat brim, but I think 2 would have been better for the fisherman style I was going for. 

After you're happy with the brim, work one row of sc around (no increase). I went one step further and worked another row of sc into the same sts worked (over the top of the sc just worked), which adds a little more stability to the edge. That's totally optional of course.


Christmas 2014

Spending Christmas with my children was a blast!