Monday, December 21, 2015

Adult Granny Square Elf Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

I have recently updated my Adult Granny Square Beanie, but haven’t found the right time to share it. Just a few days ago, someone asked me about it and I thought I’d go ahead and post it this week, but since I posted my Santa Bauble Ornament Crochet Pattern last week and Christmas was just next week, I decided I wanted to post another Christmas-y crochet project. Originally, I was going to remake the Granny Square Beanie in Christmas colors to post, but once I got started I jumped to an Elf Hat and absolutely LOVE how it came out! I even wore it out the very day I finished and thank goodness! It was very windy that night.

Materials:
     - 350 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used about half a skein each of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Red and Jelly Bean [Green], and a small amount of White
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook - I used my new ergonomic Heaven for Hands Crochet Hooks
     - #18 or #20 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Red Heart's With Love.

Keep in mind that different yarns will work up a little bit differently in the sizing. This particular pattern was written using Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn because this is one of the yarns that I use the most. Working with other worsted weight yarns could produce a slightly smaller or larger product so make sure to check your gauge!

Time Spent: 
     I had this hat ready to go in just about two hours including my weaving.

Measurements:
     The hat has a crown of 6.75" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 21.25" to fit a head size of 22-23", and is 25" in length.

*Stretch depends on your yarn brand selected. The I Love This Yarn and Red Heart's With Love have about two inches worth, while a yarn such as Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft yarn has about an inch to an inch and a half.

Gauge:
With I Love This Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4" x 4"
     Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
     R2 - R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
     DC - Double Crochet
     FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
     FPSC - Front Post Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     Join to the first stitch.

Beginning chain 2 does not count as stitch unless otherwise stated.

The pattern is written to reflect my joining. The portion in brackets { } is only to be followed in the first round of the group, since the rounds are in groups of two. I suggest changing colors in each space, rather than the slip stitch join - I did so in the last slip stitch of the next round. If you decide to fasten off at the end of each color change, join new color in a space.

My suggestion to working in multiple colors though would be to carry up the yarn so you don't end up with a bunch of ends to weave in. Check out my How to Carry Up Yarn in the Round the EyeLoveKnots Way post for my trick!

Pattern:
     With I9/5.5mm hook and Green, Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 2, work 12 DC into the ring. Join. (12 DC)

R2: Chain 2. 2 DC in the first DC, skip 2 DCs, (3 DC into the next DC, skip the next 2 DCs) 3x. Join to the first DC. Join. (4 Clusters)

R3: Slip stitch over into next space. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R4 - 5: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join. 
*I suggest turning piece inside out and weaving in beginning tail, and tail of Red yarn (or your second color of choice).

R6 - 7: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R8 - 9: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R10 - 11: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R12 - 13: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R14 - 15: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R16 - 17: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R18 - 19: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R20 - 21: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R22 - 23: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R24 - 25: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R26 - 27: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R28 - 29: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 3x. Join.

R30: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space, 3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space. Join. (6 clusters)

R31: Slip stitch over into next space. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 5x. Join.

R32 - 33: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 5x. Join.

R34: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space, 3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space. Join. (8 clusters)

R35: Slip stitch over into next space. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 7x. Join.

R36 - 37: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 7x. Join.

R38: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space, (3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space) 3x, 3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space. Join. (12 clusters)

R39: Slip stitch over into next space. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 11x. Join.

R40: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space, (3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space) 3x, 3 DC into the next space chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space. Join. (16 clusters)

R41: Slip stitch over into next space. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 15x. Join.

R42: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space, (3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space) 3x, 3 DC into the next space chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space. Join. (20 clusters)

R43: Slip stitch over into next space. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 19x. Join.

R44: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space, (3 DC into the next space, chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space) 3x, 3 DC into the next space chain 1, 3 DC into the same space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space, 3 DC into the next space. Join. (24 clusters)

R45: Slip stitch over into next space. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 23x. Join.

R46 - 47: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Green}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 23x. Join.

R48 - 50: Slip stitch over into next space {and Join in Red}. Chain 2. 2 DC in the same space. (3 DC into the next space) 23x. Join.

R51: With White, Chain 2 (counts as a DC). DC into each DC around. Join and switch to H8/5mm hook. (72 DC)

R52 - 54: With H8/5mm hook, Chain 2 (will count as a BPDC). FPDC around the next post, (BPDC around the next post, FPDC around the next post) around. Join. (72 DC)

R55 : Chain 1. (FPSC around next FPDC, SC into the next stitch) around. Join. (72 SC)

Fasten Off, and Weave in Remaining Ends.
Embellishments:
     Originally, I wasn’t going to add a pom pom because I don’t like not being able to throw my hat in the wash, but when I put it on I knew it needed it to be complete. I simply wrapped the yarn around four of my fingers 100 times and then completed the pom pom process, trimmed and sewed onto the end of the hat. Feel free to leave off, hot glue on a store bought pom pom or add a fun tassel.

Please feel free to make and sell your own Granny Square Elf Hat 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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Sunday, December 20, 2015

How to Carry Up Yarn in the Round the EyeLoveKnots Way - Crochet Tutorial

I recently was working a project that required many color changes. Typically, I would fasten off at every color change and weave in my ends because I just wasn't happy with the other techniques, but I wasn't in the mood to weave in all these ends this particular time so after playing around with it a few minutes, I came up with a technique I fell in love with. If not for this technique, I probably would not have attempted such project or any futures ones with multiple color changes. 

The Granny Square one below is a sneak peak at my newest crochet pattern, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what it is!

Before I start, typically to work a yarn carry you just drop the color and pick up the new one and then switch off as you are ready, but I don't like working in this manner because it leaves strands of yarn vulnerable to getting snagged, and creates an unslightly view, even though it's on the inside of your project and not really seen. I came up with this technique to avoid all of the that, and create a seamless piece.


Granny Square Pattern in the Round:

Join & Initial Slip Stitch Are the Same Throughout...
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When Working the Next Round in the Same Color...
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When Working the Next Round in a Different Color...
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Standard Stitches in the Round (ie Single Crochet, Double Crochet, etc):
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And there you have it! How to Carry Up Yarn in the Round the EyeLoveKnots Way!

I hope this technique helps you as much as it's helped me! 
Your feedback is much appreciated.

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow at 9:00am EST to see my newest pattern worked with the Granny Square Pattern!

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 tutorial anywhere, link to it instead.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Ho! Ho! Ho! Sharing Santa Stories and Traditions

Santa Claus became a very popular icon here in the United States back in the early 1800's, during which time several storefronts developed the idea of attracting shoppers with Live Santa's, and Clement Clarke Moore wrote the story we all still know and love - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Today, Santa is known by many names and images, but still a jolly gift giver that brings us all lots of joy and happiness around Christmastime. Visit History.com for more information on the Origin of Santa Claus. And read on to see how some of my friends celebrate!
I reached out to my fellow Christmas in July Etsy Team Members and was able to put together this Sharing Santa Traditions post. Make sure you come over and check it out! And see how some of my fellow Etsians celebrate.
Personally, I make a point every year to visit with Santa and get my picture taken. When I think of Christmas, that is definitely one of the things I get really excited about! And though I do have a grown up Christmas list, I always ask for the same thing - Peace and Happiness. I chose to feature the Santa suit in my Santa Bauble Ornaments because it was the first thing that came to mind when I thought of my visit with him. How soft the red velvety suit is, with the fun, fluffy white trim. I had a lot of fun working up these bauble ornaments for gifting and have since made a few for my own tree.

I also reached out to my fellow blogger friends to see what kinds of traditions they had to share.
Rebeckah of Rebeckah's Treasures chose to share the Santa Hat Free Crochet Pattern (top), and the Santa Male Fashion Doll Outfit Paid Pattern (bottom). She has a really fun story behind the building of the Ken Santa Outfit including a little bit about each piece. I will have to say that the Body Suit is just genius! And very amusing.


Regarding her Holiday Tradition, she says, "My youth was mostly spent in Canada, so we grew up celebrating and opening presents on Christmas Day. We always got to open one present each on Christmas Eve, and a group present which was always a new movie and a new game. We would usually watch the new movie that night, and/or play the new game together. Santa would come only when we were fast asleep and when we woke up there would be lots of presents under the tree. My mom would hide them, and only put them out before she went to bed. When I was 17, I was let in on the secret and helped my mom do this for my younger siblings. We would always prepare a special breakfast casserole called "Christmas Morning Wife Saver" on Christmas Eve. It would be in the oven while we were opening presents the following morning. Later in the early evening, we would have a turkey dinner with all sorts of yummy fixings. Each December, we would also make new ornaments to add to our tree that year. Almost all of our ornaments we handmade and all were beautiful. We made angels, snowflakes, icicles, bobbles and so many fun things. We would decorate the tree as we sang and danced to our favourite Christmas tunes. This is probably my most favourite Christmas tradition." 


With the season about to come to a conclusion, I would love to see your handmade items that represent your Santa and/or holiday tradition to you, and hear your stories! Please share in the comments :)


And for my fellow Etsians, I would like to extend an invitation to you to join our Christmas in July Etsy Team!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Men's Quick and Easy Slipper Socks in 13 US Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern

I have been working on this pattern for a while now. It's one of those things that you start... put down... pick back up... put back down... and then finally finish. I am happy to share this Quick & Easy Slipper Sock Crochet Pattern in 13 Men's Sizes! Feedback is very much appreciated as this is a pattern with a lot of information within it.


This pattern has been tested several times (by myself) but with different sizes on my friends, as well as slippers being washed multiple times.

Materials:
     - 90 - 170 yards (Small Amount) of heavy weight Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart's Super Saver
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Bernat's Super Value Yarn, Caron's One Pound, Hobby Lobby's Crafters Secret;
     Secondary Alternatives: Red Heart's With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, with a J10/6mm Crochet Hook.

I did make and test out some slippers using Vanna's Choice Yarn, and while they worked up well, the yarn wasn't as durable as the Super Saver yarn and became rather frizzy rather quickly. I also choose the Super Saver yarn because it has a nice cushion to it, and feels quite nice as it hugs your feet. For anyone with concerns regarding the rough feel - it will get softer as you wash it.

Time Spent:
     You will be able to have a pair completed in roughly 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours (depending on size).

Measurements:
     Included are Men's US sizes 6 through 18. Foot sizes are included below. Choose the one best suited for your foot. Half sizes included for reference, but slipper size will be to whole size.

Gauge:
Using an I9/5.5mm Hook and Red Heart Super Saver - 4" x 3"
     Chain 13, HDC in the 3rd chain, and each chain across. (12 HDC)
     R2 - 7: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st stitch, and in each stitch.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviation/s:
     HDC - Half Double Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     Shoe sizes are not the same throughout - I have learned that through much research as I am sure many of you have realized while shoe shopping. Foot lengths are included below - choose the one that best suits your foot. For example, I wear a size 8.5 sneaker and 9 sandal. My foot size is 10" so following the numbers below, I made myself a pair of the size 8 - 8.5 slippers.

Having the beginning increase split on either side of the beginning chain helps keep the seam straight, and also adds to the ease of keeping a looser tension.

Joining is to be done into the first half double crochet, not the beginning chain.

I suggest weaving in beginning tail after finishing round 3.

Pattern:
Men's US Size 6 (9 3/8" foot) - Men's US Size 6.5 (9.5" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)

R4 - 11: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R12 - 20: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 7 (9 5/8" foot) - Men's US Size 7.5 (9 7/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)

R4 - 12: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R13 - 21: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join. 

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Men's US Size 8 (10" foot) - Men's US Size 8.5 (10 1/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 8 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (8 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 7 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (16 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 7x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (24 HDC)

R4 - 12: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R13 - 22: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 9 (10 3/8" foot) - Men's US Size 9.5 (10.5" foot)
     Chain 3. 9 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (9 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (18 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 8x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (27 HDC)

R4 - 13: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R14 - 23: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 10 (10 5/8" foot) - Men's US Size 10.5 (10 7/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 9 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (9 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (18 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 8x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (27 HDC)

R4 - 13: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R14 - 24: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 11 (11" foot) - Men's US Size 11.5 (11 1/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 9 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (9 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 8 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (18 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 8x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (27 HDC)

R4 - 14: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R15 - 25: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 12 (11 3/8" foot) - Men's US Size 12.5 (11.5" foot)
     Chain 3. 10 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (10 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 9 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (20 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 9x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (30 HDC)

R4 - 14: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R15 - 26: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 13 (11 5/8" foot) - Men's US Size 13.5 (11 7/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 10 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (10 HDC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 9 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (20 HDC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 9x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (30 HDC)

R4 - 15: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.

R16 - 27: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 14 (12" foot)
     Chain 3. 10 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (10 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 9 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (20 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 9x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (30 HDC)
     
R4 - 15: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.
     
R16 - 28: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.

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Men's US Size 15 (12 3/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 10 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (10 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 9 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (20 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 9x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (30 HDC)
     
R4 - 15: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.
     
R16 - 29: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Men's US Size 16 (12 5/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 10 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (10 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 9 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (20 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 9x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (30 HDC)
     
R4 - 16: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.
     
R17 - 29: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Men's US Size 17 (13" foot)
     Chain 3. 10 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (10 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 9 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (20 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 9x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (30 HDC)
     
R4 - 16: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.
     
R17- 30: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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Men's US Size 18 (13 3/8" foot)
     Chain 3. 10 HDC into 1st chain. Join. (10 HDC)
     
R2: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 1st HDC, 2 HDC in each of the next 9 HDC's around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (20 HDC)
     
R3: Chain 1, turn. Work 1 HDC in the 2 HDCs, (2 HDC in the next HDC, 1 HDC in the next HDC) 9x around, 1 HDC in the next/first stitch. Join. (30 HDC)
     
R4 - 17: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. Join.
     
R18 - 31: Chain 1, turn. HDC in 1st HDC, and each across. DON'T Join.
     
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TO FINISH: Chain 1, Turn slipper inside out. Working through both layers, slip stitch across back of slipper to close up.

Fasten Off and Weave in Final End.


The finished slippers will seem on the smaller end at first, but that's normal! They will stretch with wear.
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Santa Bauble Ornament - Free Crochet Pattern

I signed up for a few ornament exchanges this year, and decided on crocheting up a Santa Bauble. I debated on whether or not I wanted to add arms to this bauble, but I figured that if I added arms then it would look weird without a head and I knew I didn't want to add a head to it. Hehe.

After a few minutes of brainstorming, here's what I came up with! I am very happy with it, and plan on making a bunch more to give as gifts this year.

Materials:
     - Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn in White, Red, Black and Gold/Yellow - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn (colors links above)
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 or #20 Tapestry Needle
     - PolyFil to Stuff (I stock up on mine from JoAnn's when it's on sale)

Material Notes:
      Yarn Alternatives: Red Heart's With Love.

PolyFil is very affordable and comes with a lot. Alternatively you can use cotton balls or yarn scraps. If using cotton balls, your baubles will come out more stiff, take more time for shaping and I caution you to watch how much you put into your bauble because it's very easy to overstuff.

Time Spent:
     I was able to complete my Santa Bauble in about 30 minutes.

Measurements:
     When stuffed, my finished bauble measures 10.25" around by about 3.25" in height, excluding hanger.

Gauge:
With I Love This Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4" x 4"
     Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
     R2 - R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
     HDC - Half Double Crochet
     HDC2tog - Half Double Crochet Decrease Over Two Stitches
        *To work, yarn over, insert hook into first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
     HDC3tog - Half Double Crochet Decrease Over Three Stitches
        *To work, yarn over, insert hook into first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
     FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
        *To work, see image below. Click on it to make larger.
Pattern Notes:
     Join to the first stitch, not beginning chain.

Beginning chain one does not count as a stitch.

Working the increases in the format I have listed them below helps to keep your seam straight and barely noticeable.

Watch for decrease instructions - these rows are worked differently than normal!

Work over all tails to minimize the number of tails to weave in.

In Rows 7 through 9, I state to "pick up White...pick up Red". There are only two stitches you will work with White in these rows, and the rest will be worked in Red. Change colors accordingly.
To change colors, work them in last part of stitch. For assistance, see my How to Change Colors in Crochet the EyeLoveKnots Way post.
I worked over the white tails for three or four stitches, pulling the initial white tail over too, and then fastened off with about a tail. Just make sure when you pull over the initial tail piece that you don't pull too tight, otherwise it will make the front post area bunch up.
Sometimes it's hard to tell where to put your next stitch after working a post stitch. The image above shows where to start the first half double crochet decrease after the second front post double crochet. If you end up with one less stitch in your round, recheck this stitch placement.

Pattern:
     With Red, chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 1. Work 8 HDC into the ring. Join. (8 HDC)

R2: Chain 1. HDC into the first HDC, 2 HDC into each of the next 7 HDCs, HDC into the last HDC. Join. (16 HDC)

R3: Chain 1. HDC into the first 2 HDCs, (2 HDC into the next HDC, HDC into the next HDC) 7x, HDC into the last HDC. Join. (24 HDC)

R4: Chain 1. HDC into the first 3 HDCs, (2 HDC into the next HDC, HDC into the next 2 HDCs) 7x, HDC into the last HDC. Join. (32 HDC)

R5: Chain 1. HDC into the first 4 HDCs, (2 HDC into the next HDC, HDC into the next 3 HDCs) 7x, HDC into the last HDC. Join with Black. (40 HDC)

R6: With Black, Chain 1. HDC into the second HDC, HDC into the next 38 HDCs around, HDC into the last HDC. Join with Red.

R7: With Red, Chain 1. (HDC2tog, HDC into the next 3 HDCs) 3x, HDC2tog, HDC into the next 2 HDCs and pick up White, FPDC around the next post, FPDC around the next post and pick up Red, HDC2tog, HDC into the next 2 HDCs, (HDC2tog, HDC into the next 3 HDC) 3x. Join. (32 stitches)

R8: Chain 1. (HDC2tog, HDC into the next 2 HDCS) 3x, HDC2tog, HDC into the next HDC and pick up White, FPDC around the next post, FPDC around the next post and pick up Red, HDC2tog, HDC into the next HDC, (HDC2tog, HDC into the next 2 HDCs) 3x. Join. (24 stitches)

R9: Chain 1. (HDC2tog, HDC in the HDC) 3x, HDC2tog and pick up White, FPDC around the next post, FPDC around the next post and pick up Red, HDC2tog, (HDC2tog, HDC into the next HDC) 3x. Join. (16 stitches)

*At this point, I turned my piece inside out and weaved in my beginning tail (just a few passes to secure the hole).
Afterwards, I turned my piece right side out, and began on my belt. You can find the steps in the image above. Click to enlarge. Make sure you are only weaving through the top part (to you) so your tail won’t be visible on the other side. The gold will stick out.
Then I tucked all my tail pieces in, and stuffed my bauble.

Worked my final round:

R10: Chain 1. HDC3tog, HDC2tog, HDC2tog and pick up White, FPDC around next post, FPDC around next post and pick up Red, HDC3tog, HDC2tog, HDC2tog. Join. (8 stitches)

Fasten Off with a Long Tail and Pull up on loop so you can use it to sew top closed. 
Begin closing up hole by weaving the needle in & out of every other stitch. (1)
 Insert your hook from front to back through the 
stitches to pull tail forward. (3)
Chain 12 (or desired chain). (4)
Slip stitch next to where the chain began to secure hanger. (5)
Weave in Ends. I would recommend at least three passes. (6)
Now it's ready for hanging! (Or gift giving).


Please feel free to make and sell your own Santa Bauble Ornaments 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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