Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fall Inspired, Super Simple Hexagon Coasters - Free Crochet Pattern

This week, I wanted to work up some turkey coasters, but after two different failed attempts, I was inspired by one of them to work a Super Simple Hexagon Coaster. I did so with the same colors used in my turkey coasters, minus red, and created a fall inspired set. They could easily be worked up for any holiday or season with a color change, or work in one solid color.

Materials:
     - 15 Yards Each of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Warm Brown, and Crafters Secret Cotton in Yellow and Bright Orange
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Optional: Jewelry Pliers

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Lion Brand's Kitchen Cotton, Peaches n Cream, Bernat's Handicrafter. 

Jewelry Pliers... They are great to have on hand when weaving in ends of cotton yarn, as cotton can sometimes be difficult to pull a needle through. Simply grab your needle with the jewelry pliers instead of your fingers, and pull gently so as not to break a needle.

Time Spent:
     Each coaster works up in just under 15 minutes, so under an hour for a set of four.

Measurements:
     4.5" Across Legs of Hexagon

Gauge:
     3" Diameter After Round 3.

Abbreviations:
     - SC - Single Crochet
     - HDC - Half Double Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     Seam in Rounds 1 through 3 is split to keep it straight. First stitch is worked to the left of the beginning chain, and the "last" stitch is worked to the right of the beginning chain.

Join to the first stitch, not beginning chain. Beginning chain does not count as a stitch.

To change yarn colors, I joined as normal, then I pulled the new color through the loop on the hook, and pulled both tails tight to hide the original loop that was on the hook. The change is seamless. Feel free to change in last step of join if more comfortable in that manner.

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Pattern:
     In Brown, chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 1. Work 10 SC into the ring. Join. (10 SC)

R2: Chain 1. HDC into the first SC, 2 HDC into each of the next 9 SC, HDC into the next SC. Join. (20 HDC)

R3: Chain 1. HDC into the first 2 SC, (2 HDC into the next HDC, HDC into the next HDC) 9x, HDC into the next HDC. Join with Yellow, and Fasten Off Brown. (30 HDC)

R4: With Yellow, chain 1. HDC into the first HDC, [(HDC, chain 1, HDC) into the next HDC, HDC into each of the next 4 HDC] 5x, (HDC, chain 1, HDC) into the next HDC, HDC into each of the next 3 HDC. Join with Orange, and Fasten Off Yellow. (24 HDC, 6 V-Stitches)

R5: With Orange, chain 1. HDC into the first 2 HDC, [(HDC, chain 2, HDC) into the next chain 1 space, HDC into each of the next 5 HDC] 5x, (HDC, chain 2, HDC) into the next chain 1 space, HDC into each of the next 3 HDC. Join, and Fasten Off. (30 HDC, 6 V-Stitches)

Weave in Ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Super Simple Hexagon Coasters using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Acorn Pixel Art Throw Pillow - Free Crochet Pattern

Yay! This is the 11th post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge! I am so excited to see what everyone has been working on, especially you! At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's giveaway, and link up. Only two challenge link ups left!

Near the end of September, I shared a free crochet pattern for an Acorn Pixel Art Square. In this post, I gave several ideas for what could be done with the square, and mentioned I had something in the works myself. Well, here it is! An Acorn Pixel Art Throw Pillow!
My sweet Shiloh keeping my company outside while I work on my back piece.
I will admit, I waited til the very end to put this together. I created the whole back and seamed together in just three days. Why did I rush? You will have to wait until next week to find out! Until then... Enjoy the pattern!

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Mariam from Mariam's Creations: Recycle and Create

Materials:
     - *For Back Panel: 330 Yards of Lightweight #3 Yarn - I used Baby Bee's Sweet Delight Yarn in Teddy [Light Brown] and Chocolate [Dark Brown]
     - G6/4mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - 16" or 17" Pillow Form

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternative: Anne Geddes Baby. Any weight yarn will also work for this project with respective crochet hook. Different weights will produce different sized squares.

*For complete throw pillow, you will need 660 Yards of Lightweight #3 Yarn.

Time Spent:
     This square took me about 7 and a half hours to complete - I worked about a row a day, including the weaving for that row.

Measurements:
     Finished size is 16" square - To fit a 16" or 17" pillow form.

Gauge:
     First square measures 2". 

Abbreviations:
     - DC - Double Crochet
     - SC - Single Crochet
     - sc2tog - Single Crochet Two Stitches Together (decrease)
     - PLT - Pull Loop Through (Join)
       To PLT: After DC, pull up a loop, insert hook from front through the corresponding stitch on MB and pull loop through

Pattern Notes:
The beginning chain 5 counts as a double crochet plus a chain 3, and the beginning chain 2 counts as the first double crochet.


Join to the second chain of the beginning chain, not the first stitch, except in the border - here you'll join to the first single crochet.


You may work this art piece with a variety of joining methods, but I joined mine using the Pull Loop Through Method, and this pattern will be written as such. If you choose to work all the squares first, and then sew them together, you will need: 64 in Teddy. A different joining method may also create a larger or smaller finished piece. Make sure to measure!


In the instructions, I refer to MA, MB and MD. These are the motifs. MA is the current motif you are working on. MB is the first one you join to, MC is skipped and MD is the second one you join to, which is diagonal from MB. I only refer to these motifs in the one and two join instructions.
I highly recommend weaving in your ends as you complete each row, otherwise, at the end you could be left with so many ends, this square may end up in your WIPs bin, instead of being completed.
I will let you in on a little secret... I cut this end, not noticing I hadn't weaved it in yet. Oh no! The trick to fixing this - hot glue! A small dab, hold tail end for a few moments to secure down and problem solved! Be careful not to burn yourself, and make sure your tail end is spun to look neat, and lays in a position on the square not to be seen through the corner chain spaces from the right side.
I worked my back piece in the envelope style so I can take my pillow form out, and store cover when not in season. Alternatively to this, you can create a single piece 8 squares by 8 squares, and then work the border just like the front pattern, and seam as listed below, but the pillow form will not be removable.
When working the reverse single crochet into the corners, you will want to hold the previous reverse single crochets already worked into the corner with your middle finger, as shown. This will prevent them from stacking up.

Front Panel (Acorn) Pattern:
Visit my Acorn Pixel Art Square to Complete the Front Panel.

Back Panel (Envelope) Pattern:
Work 2 complete 3” Solid Granny Squares in Teddy.
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)


R2: Chain 2. Work (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 3x, DC into the next 2 DCs and Join. Fasten Off. (28 DC)


*This square will be the bottom right square of each piece. Set the second one aside, and continue on.


Working with the Join-As-You-Go PLT Method, you will have squares that require one join, and squares that require two joins - these are described below.      


To Work Square with 1 Join:
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)


R2: Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1, [(DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, PLT) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1]; 2 DC into the same chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space] 2x, DC into the last 2 DCs and Join, and Fasten Off. (28 DC)

To Work Square with 2 Joins:
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 5, work (3 DC, chain 3) into the ring 3x, 2 DC into the ring and Join. (12 DC)


R2: Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the chain space, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MB, chain 1, [(DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, PLT) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MD, chain 1];
[(DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, (DC into next stitch of MA, PLT) 3x, (DC into chain space of MA, PLT) 2x, chain 1, working from behind SC into chain space of MD, chain 1];
2 DC into the same chain space, [DC into the next 3 DCs, (2 DC, chain 3, 2 DC) into the next chain space], DC into the last 2 DCs and Join, and Fasten Off. (28 DC)
The solid lines represent 1 Join; The dotted lines represent 2 Joins; The black dots represent where the layers will overlap, with the layer piece on top.
Part 1: Following this chart, continue working solid granny squares and joining them as outlined above to create the top of your back panel. I began with the bottom right square of each piece, and worked across to the left, working in the same manner as the Acorn Pixel Art. Please refer back to the Acorn Pixel Art post if you need more information about this chart. Completely fasten off, and set aside after Part 1 has been completed - 8 squares wide by 6 squares tall.

Part 2: Now, grab your second 3" solid granny square, and begin again, this time working a smaller piece that will serve as the bottom of your back panel. Work in the same manner as above. After Part 2 is done - 8 squares wide by 4 squares tall - proceed to the border.

Border:
    With Teddy, join yarn to top right corner. Chain 1. SC in chain space, chain 3, SC in the same chain space, SC into the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, (SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces) 6x, SC into the same chain space just worked and the next 7 stitches;
SC in chain space, chain 3, SC in the same chain space, SC into the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, (SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces) 4x, SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches. Layer pieces with the next square of the current piece on top of the smaller piece so you work through both layers for the next two squares, and SC2tog over both squares chain spaces - the 1st being a single layer, and the second half of the decrease being through both layers, SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces - the 1st being through both layers, and the second half of the decrease being through a single layer again, SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, SC into the same chain space just worked and the next 7 stitches;
SC in chain space, chain 3, SC in the same chain space, SC into the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, (SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces) 6x, SC into the same chain space just worked and the next 7 stitches;
SC in the chain space, chain 3, SC in the same chain space, SC into the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches. Layer pieces with the next square of the previous piece on top of the current smaller piece so you work through both layers again for the next two squares, and SC2tog over both squares chain spaces - the 1st being a single layer, and the second half of the decrease being through both layers, SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces - the 1st being through both layers, and the second half of the decrease being through a single layer again, (SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces) 5x, SC into the same chain space just worked, and the next 7 stitches;
SC in chain space, chain 3, SC in the same chain space, SC into the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces, (SC in the same chain space just worked and the next 8 stitches, SC2tog over both squares chain spaces) 6x, SC into the same chain space just worked and the next 7 stitches. Join. (315 SC)
R2: Chain 1. SC into the 1st SC and into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space, [SC into the next 78 SCs, SC into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space] 3x, SC into the next 77 SCs. Join with Chocolate, and fasten off Teddy. (324 SC)
R3: With Chocolate, Chain 1. SC into the 1st 2 SCs and into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space, [SC into the next 80 SCs, SC into the chain space, chain 3, SC into the same chain space] 3x, SC into the next 78 SCs. Join, but DON'T fasten off - just pull up a loop so yarn loop doesn't come out. (332 SC)
Sew in Border Ends.
Assembly:
Lay the two pieces with wrong sides together. You want the back panel to have the longer piece on top.
Hold the two layers together. Reinsert hook into the loop, and pull to normal tension. Insert hook into the first stitch of both layers, and complete a slip stitch to secure layers, and chain 1.
We will be working a reverse single crochet edge to join the two layers. When inserting hook into the stitch, you'll want to lightly hold with your index finger as shown, otherwise stitch will twist. Reverse single crochet (also known as the crab stitch) is worked counter-clockwise so, you'll be inserting the hook into the previously stitch, instead of moving forward. Be patient while working this stitch pattern so your stitches are nice and even, and not on top of each other. The pattern itself will take on a twisted appearance, which is really neat! No worries - it's easy!
Alternatively, you can chain 1, turn and begin working this pattern so the twisted pattern is on the opposite side with the acorn. I didn't on purpose because I thought the more plain side deserved a little more attention. You can also whipstitch or slip stitch the panels together, or work in regular single crochet through both layers. I like the reverse single crochet, and the clean and unique look it gives both sides.
Left: Shows from Back; Right: Shoes from Front.
Working through both layers AND counter-clockwise, work a reverse SC into the last stitch, and into each of the next 79 SCs, work 3 reverse SC into the chain space - corner, [reverse SC into the next 82 SCs, work 3 reverse SC into the chain space - corner, reverse SC into the same chain space] 3x, reverse SC into the next 2 SCs. Work a final reverse SC into the first stitch, and fasten off. Turn to wrong side, and weave in your final end/s. (344 Reverse SC)
You will notice the back of your pillow may not line up due to the pillow form stretching it - my finger showing where the top line would fall if no pillow form were inserted. The overlap was intentionally put in to accommodate for this. If it bothers you, you can always add a button or two.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Acorn Square Throw Pillow using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Stitch Alien Coasters - Free Crochet Pattern

A few weeks ago, I settled on designing some skull coasters for this weekend. I drew out my skull stitch pattern on some grid paper - 3 different ones to be exact, and then I worked up a base to cross stitch into. As soon as I was done with my stitching, I turned my head and looked at my finished coaster, and I did not see a skull... I saw an alien! I think with some tweaking, it can definitely be a spooky skull, but I thought the idea of an alien was quite amusing! And so fun! And still a little spooky. 

Materials:
     - 15 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Crafter's Secret Cotton Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Black, White and Gray
     - H8/5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends and Cross Stitching

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Lily Sugar n Cream, Bernat's Handicrafter, Peaches n Cream, Lion Brand's Kitchen Cotton

Time Spent:
     I spent just over half an hour per coaster.

Measurements:
     With border, 3.88" Wide by 4.5" Tall.

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     How to Work an Invisible Join - see my Basic Washcloth Pattern for a photo tutorial.

     How to Cross Stitch on Crochet - see my Cross Stitch Heart Earrings Tutorial for photo tutorial.

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Patterns:
     
Coaster Base:
     Chain 13. SC into the 2nd chain, and into each chain across. (12 SC)

R2 - 15: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st SC, and into each SC across. (12 SC)

Border: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st 11 SC, 3 SC into the next stitch - corner, evenly SC 14 down the side, 3 SC into the next stitch - corner, SC into the next 10 stitches working into the opposite side of the foundation chain, 3 SC into the next stitch - corner, evenly SC 14 up the side, 2 SC into the 1st stitch and slip stitch join OR 1 SC into the 1st stitch and work an invisible join.

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.

Alien:
Cut a long piece of the contrasting color, and thread tapestry needle. Follow the chart to cross stitch alien on. I started at the top of the farthest left side, and worked my way across vertically. Make sure to anchor the beginning tail by weaving under several stitches, as well as weaving in the end tail at least twice under several stitches. The bold black line of the image represents your coaster prior to adding border.

If you are concerned with the visible stitching on the back, you could always sew or a piece of felt or cork to the back. Being that it will always be done, flat on a surface, it will hardly ever be seen.
Weave in Remaining Ends, and Enjoy!
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Lasagna Rolls - Recipe Review - Inside BruCrew Life

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My email inbox has more than 6,000 social emails! Yikes! I have been slacking on pinning, and deleting emails. Last week I went through all of the Inside BruCrew Life emails I had received - more than 200 from back in 2015! I came across this Chicken Bacon Alfredo Lasagna Rolls among those 200, and decided to try them for dinner.

When I first looked at these, I did not consider that I'd actually have to roll the lasagna noodles, but it came to my attention that I would need to, and boy was that messy! But still a quick and easy dinner recipe, and a big hit with Todd - he even went back for seconds!

While this recipe uses bacon and alfredo, I'm thinking you could easily use a tomato sauce and mushrooms, or substitute the chicken for veggies like broccoli.

Yields: 12 Pieces to Serve 3 - 4

Time: 
     - 25 Minutes to Boil Water & Cook Pasta, plus Chop Chicken & Cook, Simultaneously; 
     - 15 Minutes to Make Mixture and Roll Up Lasagna; 
     - 17 Minutes to Bake

Ingredients:
     - 12 Lasagna Noodles of a 16-oz Box of Barilla's Wavy Lasagna Pasta
     - 1 15-oz Jar of Bertolli Alfredo Sauce
     - 0.5 cup of Milk
     - 1.5 Cups of Ricotta Cheese
     - 1.5 Cups of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
     - 2 Cups of Cooked Chopped Chicken
     - 1 14.5-oz can of Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes, Drained Well
     - 0.5 Cup of Hormel's Real Crumbled Bacon (of a 4.3-oz bag)
     - 0.5 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
     - Chicken Bacon Alfredo Lasagna Rolls, Free Recipe from Inside BruCrew Life

You'll Also Need:
     - Aluminum Foil for Lining Casserole Dish
     - 9 x 13 Casserole Dish
     - Sauce Pan for Cooking Chicken In & Spoon to Mix
     - Medium Sized Mixing Bowl for Sauce Mixture & Spoon
     - Large Pot for Cooking Lasagna Noodles
     - Measuring Cup/s
     - Baking Sheet for Laying & Rolling Noodles On
     - Knife/Kitchen Scissors for Chopping Chicken

Ingredient Notes:
     Milk: I only use 2% milk at home. Came out great.
     Chicken: I had to google how many pounds two cups were equal to, and it came out to about one pound. I used skinless boneless chicken breasts, and bought 1.73. I cooked it all, but separated it in half and used the rest of the chicken in tacos for lunch the next day. The half I used was the perfect amount - I wouldn't suggest too much more.
     Bacon: I cheated, and bought some of the crumbled bacon you find in the salad dressing aisle - worked great, and was a fast mix in.

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Recipe Notes:
This was my first time cooking chicken like this. I used out kitchen scissors to cut up the raw into cubes, cutting away the fat, then dumped into the pan, and cooked just like browning hamburger meat. The only difference, chicken does not brown, it is just tan. For anyone new to cooking chicken this way too, just make sure there isn't any pink yet.

I did not drain my tomatoes good enough, so my mixture was a little runny. Definitely make sure to drain well.

After I cooked my noodles, I drained the water, and then put in some cold water to cool so I could handle the noodles. They were a little slimy - eck - but I muscled through it. I laid them down three at a time onto the baking sheet, spooned my mixture onto each one, and then carefully rolled pushing the guts back into the noodles when necessary. This process took a little time, and was very messy, but and easy step.
I divided the baking time in half, baking for 17 minutes.
For the complete recipe, visit Inside BruCrew Life's Chicken Bacon Alfredo Lasagna Rolls.

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