Sunday, March 9, 2014

Easter Egg Dishcloth
Designed and written by: James Lee Kelley


Finished Dishcloth Measures 7½” wide by 8½” long.

To download a PDF File Format of this pattern, CLICK HERE

MATERIALS:
Cotton Yarn [The more colorful, the better] (will make one double layered Egg)
H – Hook

INSTRUCTIONS:
Rnd 1 - Magic Circle - ch 1, 10 hdc in magic circle,  join with sl st to first hdc (10sts)
Rnd 2 - ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc (20sts)
Rnd 3 - ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* repeat between the *s FOUR (4) times, 2dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, join with sl st to first hdc (30sts)
Rnd 4 - ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* repeat between the *s around, join with sl st to first hdc (45sts)
Rnd 5 - ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* repeat between the *s around, join with sl st to first hdc (60sts)
Rnd 6 - ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc (60sts)
Rnd 7 - ch 2, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts* repeat between the *s around, join with sl st to first hdc (90sts)
Rnd 8 - ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc (90sts)
Finish off and weave in the ends.


You now have an Easter Egg dishcloth.

Make two of these and stitch them together to make an Easter Egg Pot Holder/Hot Pad.
Easter Egg Coasters
Designed and written by: James Lee Kelley


Finished Coasters are 3½” wide by 4” long.

Download this pattern in PDF file format CLICK HERE. 

MATERIALS:
Cotton Yarn [The more colorful, the better]
H – Hook

INSTRUCTIONS:
Rnd 1 - Magic Circle - ch 1, 10 hdc in magic circle,  join with sl st to first hdc (10sts)
Rnd 2 - ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc (20sts)
Rnd 3 - ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* repeat between the *s FOUR (4) times, 2dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, join with sl st to first hdc (30sts)
Rnd 4 - ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st, * 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* repeat between the *s around, join with sl st to first hdc (45sts)
Finish off and weave in the ends.


 You now have an Easter Egg Coaster.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

FLAT TOP ROLLED BRIM HAT
Designed and Written by: James Lee Kelley

To Download a PDF file of this pattern Click HERE

Materials:
H – Hook
Yarn Needle
Caron Simply Soft Yarn (approximately 3 ounces)
Scissors

This Pattern Uses U.S. American Terminology
TERMINOLOGY:
Ch = chain
Sc = Single Crochet
Dc = Double Crochet
MC = Magic Circle
Sl St = Slip Stitch

TOP:
Begin with a MC.
RND – 1: Ch1 and then do 8 sc into the Magic Circle. Join to first sc with a sl st. (8sc)
RND – 2: Ch1 and then 2 sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (16sc)
RND – 3: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (24sc)
RND – 4: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (24sc)
RND – 5: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (36sc)
RND – 6: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (36sc)
RND – 7: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (48sc)
RND – 8: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (48sc)
RND – 9: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (60sc)
RND – 10: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (60sc)
RND – 11: Ch1 and then sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, * 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts,* Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (72sc)
RND – 12: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (72sc)
RND – 13: Ch1 and then sc in same st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (84sc)
RND – 14: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (84sc)
RND – 15: Ch1 and then 2sc in same st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, * 2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, * Repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 16: Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 17: Ch1, sc in back loop of same st as joining in, sc in back loop of each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 18 thru 35: [WORKING IN BOTH LOOPS] Ch1 and then 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (96sc)
RND – 36: Ch1, [WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY!]turn. 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2 sts * 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts * repeat between the *s around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 37 thru 40: Ch1, [WORKING IN BOTH LOOPS] 1sc in same st as joining, 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 41: Ch1, [WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY!] 1sc in each st around.
Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 42 thru 46: Ch1, [WORKING IN BOTH LOOPS] 1sc in same st as joining, 1sc in each st around. Join to first sc with a sl st. (128sc)
RND – 41:Sl st in each st around. Fasten Off. Weave in ends.

Large X Decoration Trim around Hat:
I used a yarn needle and the same yarn as the hat.
I started so the top of my Xs would be down 5 rows from the top and each leg of the X was in the fourth hole to right/left and above/below the center of the X.


I came up for my first X in the center hole, then went down where the lower right leg would end, then came back up through center and went down in same place (all the legs of the Xs are done twice to make it thicker) – then come up through center hole again and do right upper leg, then up in center and do left lower leg, then up in center and do left upper leg, then come up in center of next X position and repeat around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Glori-Jam HAT
Designed and Written by:
Gloria Clayton & James Lee Kelley


 To Download a PDF file of this Pattern, CLICK HERE
MATERIALS:
J – Hook for crown of hat
H – Hook for trim and bill of hat
#4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Yarn Needle

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS USED:
Bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
MC = Magic Circle
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch

STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (bpdc)
Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitches.
The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the double crochet that you’re working around.

Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.
You now have 3 loops on the hook.
Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
You've made one complete back post double crochet (BPdc).

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (fpdc)
Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches.
The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around.

Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.
You now have 3 loops on the hook.
Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.
One front post double crochet (FPdc) is complete.

 CROWN INSTRUCTIONS: Use J - Hook

RND 1 – Magic Circle, Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 12 DC in the Magic Circle. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 12 DC)
RND 2 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work two (2) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work two (2) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work two (2) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work two (2) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 24 Stitches)
RND 3 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC next stitch, * work two (2) DC stitch, work one (1) DC next stitch*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 36 Stitches)
RND 4 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 36 Stitches)
RND 5 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each of next two (2) stitches, * work two (2) DC next stitch, work one (1) DC in each of next two (2) stitches *, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 48 Stitches)
RND 6 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 48 Stitches)
RND 7 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each of next three (3) stitches, * work two (2) DC next stitch, work one (1) DC in each of next three (3) stitches *, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 8 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 9 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 10 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 11 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)  

RND 12 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)

TRIM INSTRUCTIONS: Use a H - HOOK

Behind your 2 loops there is a horizontal bar, to make rounds 2 through 5 you will be working in this bar NOT in either front or back loop but behind them.  After the 2nd row you will note the loops are pushed together to make a knit look.  This is the STOCKINETTE Stitch and more info about it can be found here
http://crochetkitten.blogspot.com/2012/11/crochet-stockinette.html


Rnd 1:  Ch 1, hdc in same st as you joined in and 1 hdc in each st around, join with sl st in first hdc (60 hdc)

Rnd 2 through 5:  Ch1, hdc in back bar in same st as you joined in, hdc in back bar of each st around, (60 hdc)

Rnd 6: sl st in back bar of each st around (60 sl sts)

BRIM INSTRUCTIONS: Use a H - HOOK

Row 1:  Sl st in next st, sc in next 22 sts, sl st, turn.

Row 2:  Sl st in first sc , 1sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st*  sc,  and sl st in last st, turn.

Row 3:  Sl st in first sc, 1 sc in each sc across, sl st in last sc. turn.

Row 4:  Repeat row 3.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Re-attach your yarn to seam, sl st all the way around hat and brim.

PUFF FLOWER INSTRUCTIONS: Use a J - HOOK

Puff Stitch:  Ch 3, yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, repeat 2 more times in same st, yo place hook in next st and draw up a loop 3 times, yo and draw hook through all loops on your hook, ch 3, sl st in same st. Sl st in next st. 1 puff made.

With J hook make a magic circle and ch 1.

Rnd 1:  Make 12 scs in magic circle, join with a sl st to beginning sc, pull tail to close and weave in short end.

Petals- Make 6 puff stitches and fasten off leaving a long tail to finish center of flower.

Thread long tail into a tapestry needle, sew back and forth across center of flower until a smooth surface is achieved. This is called a satin stitch. For more info you can go here

Place your flower on the seam at brim of hat and take long stitches at the base of your petals to define each petal and attach the flower to your hat.
Pull to back and finish off. Weave in end and cut yarn.

Here is a youtube video of a puff stitch flower, however she does not sl st into the beg and end of each petal as I do.  I think it gives a more defined look to your flower.  But can give you a base!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

QUICK DONOR DC HAT
Designed and Written by:
James Lee Kelley


To download a PDF file of this pattern CLICK HERE
MATERIALS:
J – Hook
#4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Yarn Needle

STITCHES USED:
Bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
MC = Magic Circle
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch

INSTRUCTIONS:
Make a Magic Circle,
RND 1 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 11 dc into the MC. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (11dc)
RND 2 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, 2dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (22dc)
RND 3 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc 2dc * repeat between the *s around Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (33dc)
RND 4 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 2dc * repeat between the *s around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (44dc)
RND 5 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 2dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 3dc * repeat between the *s around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 6 – 9 – ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), dc in same st as joining, dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 10 - ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), FPDC around Chain2 and first dc together of previous rnd. BPDC on next dc, * FPDC on next dc, BPDC on next DC * around, FPDC on last dc. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55 sts)
RND 11 – ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 12 - ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), FPDC around Chain2 and first dc together of previous rnd. BPDC on next dc, * FPDC on next dc, BPDC on next DC * around, FPDC on last dc. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55 sts)
RND 13 – ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), dc in same st as joining, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RND 14 - ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), FPDC around Chain2 and first dc together of previous rnd. BPDC on next dc, * FPDC on next dc, BPDC on next DC * around, FPDC on last dc. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55 sts)
RND 15 – ch 1 (does NOT count as a stitch), sc in same st as joining, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)


FASTEN OFF, WEAVE in Ends. Donate to someone that needs a hat.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Crochet Post Hat
Designed & Written by:
James Lee Kelley




Pattern Written in US Crochet Terms
Pattern Available in PDF File Format HERE
MATERIALS:
Approximately 2ozs each of two colors of Caron Simply Soft Yarn
HOOK Size US J-10/6.00mm
Yarn Needle for weaving in ends.
Scissors

STITCHES & Abbreviations Used:
MAGIC CIRCLE
CHAIN (CH)
SINGLE CROCHET (SC)
DOUBLE CROCHET (DC)
SLIP STITCH (SL ST)
BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (BPDC)
FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPDC)

RND 1 – Magic Circle, Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 12 DC in the Magic Circle. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 12 DC)
RND 2 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work two (2) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work two (2) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work two (2) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work two (2) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 24 Stitches)
RND 3 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC next stitch, * work two (2) DC stitch, work one (1) DC next stitch*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 36 Stitches)
RND 4 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 36 Stitches)
RND 5 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each of next two (2) stitches, * work two (2) DC next stitch, work one (1) DC in each of next two (2) stitches *, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 48 Stitches)
RND 6 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 48 Stitches)
RND 7 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch),  Work two (2) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each of next three (3) stitches, * work two (2) DC next stitch, work one (1) DC in each of next three (3) stitches *, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 8 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 9 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 10 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. If you wish to change colors here you may do so by drawing the new color up as the yarn of the slip stitch and then crochet over the tail of it and the previous color to weave them in. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 11 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)  
RND 12 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 13 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)  
RND 14 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 15 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)  
RND 16 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)
RND 17 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) DC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) DC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first DC. (Total 60 Stitches)  
RND 18 – Ch2 (does NOT count as a stitch), work one (1) FPDC around the Ch2 and the first DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, *work one (1) FPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd, work one (1) BPDC around the next DC of previous Rnd*, Repeat between the *s around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in top of first FPDC. (Total 60 Stitches)

RND 19 – Ch1 (does NOT count as a stitch), Work one (1) SC in the same stitch as your slip stitch join, work one (1) SC in each stitch around. Join with a Slip Stitch [sl st] in the of first SC. Fasten Off and Weave in Ends. (Total 60 Stitches) 

Friday, June 7, 2013


HONEY MAPLE –
BRIMMED SPRING HAT 2013-001
Pattern Designed and Owned by: JAMES LEE KELLEY


Pattern Available in PDF File Format HERE

PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN U.S. English Terms

MATERIALS:
US I/9 5.50MM Hook (mine was an inline Susan Bates) (This is for a teen to adult women – for smaller sizes go down to as low as a F-Hook for a 1 to 2 yr old and a G-hook for a toddler, an H-hook for a preteen)
Yarn Bee – Soft Secret  – Color: Honey Maple [#4 WW – 4  oz./247 yds. skein] (Approximately 2/3s of skein was used)
Enough Weed Eater (Lawn Trimmer) Line size .080 or .095 to go around outer edge of brim to stiffen it.

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Beginning V-Stitch (BV-st) Ch4, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
V-Stitch (V-st) dc, ch1, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
Small V-Stitch (SV-st) hdc, ch1, hdc in same st or sp as indicated.

Rnd 1 – Ch3, *dc in 3rd from hook, ch1*, repeat between the *s 5 times, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (6dc, 6ch1 sps)

Rnd 2 - Ch2, 2dc in same st, *ch2, 2dc in next dc* repeat between the *s 4 times, ch2, join with sl st in top of first dc. (12dc, 6ch2 sps)

Rnd 3 – Ch2, dc in same st, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2, * dc in next dc, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2*, repeat between the *s 4 times, join with sl st to top of first dc. (18dcs, 18ch2 sps)

Rnd 4 – Ch2, V-st in same st, V-st in each dc around, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (18V-sts)

Rnd 5 – Ch2, V-st in first dc of first V-st, V-st in second dc of first V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st, * V-st in first dc of next V-st, V-st in second dc of same V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st*, repeat between the * around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first dc of first V-st. (27V-sts)

Rnd 6 – 12 – Sl st into Ch1 sp of first V-st, BV-st in same sp, V-st in ch1 sp of each V-st around. Join with a sl st into the third ch of the BV-st. (27V-sts)

Rnd 13 – Ch1, sc in same st, sc in ch1 sp of next V-st, sc in next dc of V-st, *sc in 1st dc of V-st, sc in ch1 of same V-st, sc in 2nd dc of same V-st, * Repeat between the *s around. Join with sl st into the first sc. (81 sc)

Rnd 14 – Ch1, sc in front loop of same st, sc in front loop of each st around. Join with sl st into the first sc [through both loops]. (81 front loop sc)

Rnd 15 – Ch1, 2hdc in same st, 1hdc in each of next 4 sts, * 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in each of next 4 sts, * Repeat between the *s 14 times, 1hdc in next (last) st. Join with sl st into the first hdc. (97 hdc)

Rnd 16 – Ch1, SV-st in next st, * skip 2 sts, SV-st in next st, * Repeat between the *s 30 times, skip 2 sts. Join with sl st in top of first hdc of the first SV-st. (32 SV-st)

Rnd 17 – Ch3, hdc in same st as joining [counts a first SV-st], SV-st in ch1 space of next SV-sts, *SV-st in space between this and next SV-st, SV-st in ch1 space of next 7 SV-sts, * Repeat between the *s around 2 times. SV-st in space between this and next SV-st, SV-st in ch1 space of next 4 SV-sts. Join with sl st in 2nd ch st of first ch3. (37 SV-sts)

Rnd 18 – Sl st into ch1 space of 1st SV-st, ch3, hdc in same space [counts a first SV-st], * ch1, SV-st in ch1 space of next SV-st, * Repeat between the *s 35 times, Ch1. Join with sl st in 2nd ch st of first ch3. (37 SV-sts – 37 ch1 spaces between SV-sts)

Rnd 19 – Sl st into ch1 space of 1st SV-st, ch4, dc in same space [counts a first V-st], * V-st in ch1 space of next V-st, * Repeat between the *s 35 times, Ch1. Join with sl st in 3rd ch st of first ch4. (37 V-sts)

Rnd 20 – Sl st into ch1 space of 1st V-st, ch4, dc in same space [counts a first V-st], V-st in ch1 space of next V-st, ch1, * V-st in ch1 space of next 2 V-sts, ch1, * Repeat between the *s 16 times, V-st in ch1 space of next (last) V-st. Join with sl st in 3rd  ch st of first ch4. (37 SV-sts – 18 ch1 spaces)

Rnd 21 – Ch1, sc in same st as join, sc in ch1 space of same V-st, sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch1 space of V-st, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 space, *  sc in next dc, sc in ch1 space of V-st, sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch1 space of V-st, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 space, * Repeat between the *s 16 times, sc in next dc, sc in ch1 space of V-st, sc in next dc.  Join with sl st into the first sc. (129 sc)

Rnd 22 – Ch1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each st around,  Join with sl st into the first hdc. (129 sc)

Rnd 23 – Ch1, [While holding Weed Eater Line on top of stitches – with 2 inches past the ch1), sc in same st, sc in each st around. (Making sure to overlap the Weed Eater Line at least 2 inches)  Join with sl st into the first sc. FASTEN OFF Weave in ends.


Saturday, May 18, 2013


Red Hat with Brim
By Designers: Gloria Clayton and James Lee Kelley

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This pattern uses US/American English Crochet Terms
Hat part is done using most of the pattern from Cotton Candy Spring Hat.
Sport weight cotton, ILTC from Hobby Lobby should work nicely; even though it is considered worsted weight it is very light.
J hook and an E hook
SPECIAL NOTE:   I did not join my rounds after the base.  If it is easier for you sl st and ch1 and continue work instead. Be sure to mark ending sts or it is easy to get lost!
SPECIAL STITCHES:
Beginning V-Stitch (BV-st) Ch4, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
V-Stitch (V-st) dc, ch1, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
Shell Stitch (shell) 5dc in same st or sp as indicated.
With J hook.
Rnd 1 – Ch3, *dc in 3rd from hook, ch1*, repeat between the *s 5 times, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (6dc, 6ch1 sps)

Rnd 2 - Ch2, 2dc in same st, *ch2, 2dc in next dc* repeat between the *s 4 times, ch2, join with sl st in top of first dc. (12dc, 6ch2 sps)

Rnd 3 – Ch2, dc in same st, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2, * dc in next dc, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2*, repeat between the *s 4 times, join with sl st to top of first dc. (18dcs, 18ch2 sps)

Rnd 4 – Ch2, V-st in same st, V-st in each dc around, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (18V-sts)

Rnd 5 – Ch2, V-st in first dc of first V-st, V-st in second dc of first V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st, * V-st in first dc of next V-st, V-st in second dc of same V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st*, repeat between the * around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first dc of first V-st. (27V-sts)

Rnd 6 – 12 – Sl st into Ch1 sp of first V-st, BV-st in same sp, V-st in ch1 sp of each V-st around. Join with a sl st into the third ch of the BV-st. (27V-sts)
BRIM:
With E hook sl st into beg V-st.  ch1, 2 sc, *1 sc into space between V-st, 2 sc in next V-st* repeat between the *s around, sl st into first sc you made. This is the base for your brim.
Rnd 1- Increase round. Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*. repeat between the *s around. Do not join work but mark last sc with st marker or bit of yarn.
Rnds 2 -- 4 - Sc evenly around marking each ending sc as you come around.  On row 4 do 2 sl st in last 2 sc.  Do not fasten off.
Rnd 5 - ch 1 sc in same sc you sl stitched into.  *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc into next sc* around. Do not join. Mark last sp made.
Rnds 6 --10- * ch2, sc into next ch 2 sp * repeat between the *s around. Mark each rnd as you come to it. 
Rnd 11 - Make 1 sc in each ch 2 sp and 1 sc in each sc around sl st together and finish off.
Any flower will make this hat. I do not follow patterns on my flowers!
The cotton is very light and very cool.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013


COTTON CANDY - SPRING HAT 2013-001
Pattern Designed and Owned by: JAMES LEE KELLEY


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PATTERN WRITTEN IN US ENGLISH CROCHET TERMINOLOGY

MATERIALS:
US J/10 6.00MM Hook (mine was an inline Susan Bates) (This is for a teen to adult women – for smaller sizes go down to as low as a G-Hook for a 1 to 2 yr old and a H-hook for a toddler, an I-hook for a preteen)
Loops & Threads – Charisma Baby Yarn – Color: Cotton Candy [#4 WW - 3.5 oz./175 yds. skein] (Less than a half of skein was used)

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Beginning V-Stitch (BV-st) Ch4, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
V-Stitch (V-st) dc, ch1, dc in same st or sp as indicated.
Shell Stitch (shell) 5dc in same st or sp as indicated.

Rnd 1 – Ch3, *dc in 3rd from hook, ch1*, repeat between the *s 5 times, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (6dc, 6ch1 sps)

Rnd 2 - Ch2, 2dc in same st, *ch2, 2dc in next dc* repeat between the *s 4 times, ch2, join with sl st in top of first dc. (12dc, 6ch2 sps)

Rnd 3 – Ch2, dc in same st, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2, * dc in next dc, ch2, dc in next dc, ch2, dc in ch2 sp, ch2*, repeat between the *s 4 times, join with sl st to top of first dc. (18dcs, 18ch2 sps)

Rnd 4 – Ch2, V-st in same st, V-st in each dc around, join with a sl st into the top of the first dc. (18V-sts)

Rnd 5 – Ch2, V-st in first dc of first V-st, V-st in second dc of first V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st, * V-st in first dc of next V-st, V-st in second dc of same V-st, V st in ch1 sp of next V-st*, repeat between the * around. Join with a sl st into the top of the first dc of first V-st. (27V-sts)

Rnd 6 – 12 – Sl st into Ch1 sp of first V-st, BV-st in same sp, V-st in ch1 sp of each V-st around. Join with a sl st into the third ch of the BV-st. (27V-sts)

Rnd 13 – Sl st into Ch1 sp of first V-st, ch1, sc in same sp, shell in ch1 sp of next V-st, *sc in ch1 sp of next V-st, shell in ch1 sp of next V-st, * repeat around and end by joining with sl st into the first sc. Fasten Off, weave in ends.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Hot Off The Hook
SIMPLE EAR FLAP HAT
By: James Lee Kelley
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US I/9 5.50MM HOOK
2 strands of Yarn Held Together
PATTERN WRITTEN IN US ENGLISH CROCHET TERMINOLOGY
CH3 & CH2 are NOT Counted as a stitch throughout pattern
RND 1: ch3, 11dc in third ch from hook join with sl st to top of first dc. (11dc)
RND 2: ch2, 2dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (22dc)
RND 3: ch2, 2dc in same st, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, * (repeat between the *s around) join with sl st to top of first dc. (33dc)
RND 4: ch2, 2dc in same st, 1dc in next 2 sts, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, * (repeat between the *s around) join with sl st to top of first dc. (44dc)
RND 5: ch2, 2dc in same st, 1dc in next 3 sts, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, * (repeat between the *s around) join with sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RNDS 6 thru 12: ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (55dc) (Tie Off)
FOR EAR FLAPS, (Use 2 strands held together)
With Hat UPSIDE Down, COUNT and MARK 7th STITCH to left of CENTER Join Seam {do NOT count the CH2 as a stitch}, COUNT and MARK 18th STITCH to right of CENTER Join Seam {do NOT count CH2 as a stitch}
RND 13: Join in with a sl st in the marked 7th stitch to left of rear center with hat upside down and right side out. Ch2, dc in same st, dc in each of next 11 sts.  Turn  (12 dc)
RND 14: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (10dc)
RND 15: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (8dc)
RND 16: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (6dc)
RND 17: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (4dc)
RND 18: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st), dc2tog in last 2 sts.  Turn (2dc)
RND 19: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st). Tie Off (1 dc)
For Second Ear Flap
RND 21: Join in with a sl st in the marked 18th stitch to left of rear center with hat upside down and right side out. Ch2, dc in same st, dc in each of next 11 sts.  Turn (12 dc)
RND 22: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (10dc)
RND 23: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (8dc)
RND 24: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (6dc)
RND 25: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (4dc)
RND 26: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st), dc2tog in last 2 sts.  Turn (2dc)
RND 27: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st). Tie Off (1 dc)
RND 28: (Join in with a sl st in the stitch you joined RND 12 together at)ch1, 1sc in same st, 1sc in each st around, do 4sc at points of ear flaps to keep them from bunching up, join with sl st to top of first sc. Leave a tail of at least 18”
Attach 2 36” folded strands of yarn by doing a slip stitch just above where the long tails are on each ear flap.
Separate all 6 strands in to 3 sets of two strands each and Braid until length you want and tie a single knot then clip ends about 3 inches beyond knot.