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Saturday, January 31, 2015

#OuiCrochetWIPWeekend Share Your WIP

I would like to introduce you to WIP Weekend!
WIP weekend is a weekly event where we get together and share our current work in progress.
It's super easy to join along. Just follow Oui Crochet on Twitter and/or like Oui Crochet on Facebook, then sometime over the weekend, share your WIP photo(s).
Use the hashtag #OuiCrochetWIPWeekend so that others can check out what you share.
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I look forward to seeing you there.
Please invite your friends to share, too. The more, the merrier!

Happy Crocheting!
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Little Crochet Purse {Free Crochet Pattern}

This little crochet purse has proven to be one of my more popular patterns.
It only uses about a half skein of yarn, and can be worked up in one afternoon.
The purse is perfect for little girls who like to play dress up, or who want to carry along their important items, just like Mommy.
Tweens and teens like the size and style of this little crochet purse. It is small enough to fit in a school locker or desk, yet big enough for a cell phone, and wallet. It can be personalized by using different colors of yarn and with cute appliques.
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Little Crochet Purse
Supplies:
Crochet Hook. (I used a size H for the green purse, and a larger one for the purple.)
Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. I used about a half a skein.)

Special Notes:
*sc2tog= single crochet two together (Draw up a loop in next stitch. Draw up a loop in the next stitch, after that. (There should now be 3 loops on the hook.) Yarn over hook. Draw yarn through all 3 loops on the hook. (One decrease made)

Pattern:
Sides: (Make 2)
Ch 5
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch. Turn. (4 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Turn. (6 sc)
Row 3: ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (6 sc)
Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Turn. (8 sc)
Row 5: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (8 sc)
Row 6: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Turn. (10 sc)
Row 7: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (10 sc)
Row 8: ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Turn. (12 sc)
Row 9-12: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (12 sc)
Row 13: ch 1, sc2tog two times, sc 4, sc2tog two times. Turn. (8 sc)
Row 14: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (8sc)
Row 15: ch 1, sc across. Do not turn.
ch 1, sc 14 evenly spaced up the side. Sc 4 across the top. Sc 14 evenly spaced down the side. Fasten off.

Body: 
ch 29
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 27 sc. Turn. (28 sc)
Row 2: 14: ch 1, sc across. Turn. ( 28 sc)
Row 15: ch 1, sc back loop only across. Turn. (28 sc)
Row 16-23: ch 1, sc across. Turn. (28 sc)
Row 24: ch 1, sc front loop only across. Turn. (28 sc)
Row 25-43: ch 1. sc across. Turn. (28 sc)
Row 44: ch 1, sc2tog twice, sc 20, sc2tog twice. Turn. (24 sc)
Row 45: ch 1 sc2tog twice, sc 16, sc 2tog twice. Turn. (20 sc)
Row 46: ch 1 sc2tog twice, sc 12, sc 2tog twice. Turn. (16 sc)
Row 47: ch 1 sc2tog twice, sc 8, sc 2tog twice. Turn. (12 sc)
Row 48: ch 1 sc2tog twice, sc 4, sc 2tog twice. Turn. (8 sc)
Row 49: ch 1, sc across. Do not turn.
ch 1, sc 50 evenly spaced up the side. Sc across the back of the foundation ch. Sc 50 evenly spaced up the side. Do not finish off.

Form button loop: sl st in next 3 sc, ch 8, skip 2 sc, join with sl st in next sc. Finish off.




Put it all together: 
First side:
Working with the right side, line up the side panel with the main piece. Make sure that the bottom of the sides line up correctly between the rows on the body that were worked in only one loop.
Attach yarn to the top, where the side meets the body. ch 1, sc through the back loop only of the side piece and the front loop only of the body piece, continue around until the side is attached. (Leave the 4 sc on the top of the sides unworked) Fasten off.

Second side:
Repeat the above directions with the second side, but do not finish off.

Make strap:
Row 1: sc 4 across the top of the side. Turn. (4 sc)
Row 2- 50: sc 4 across. Turn. (4 sc)
Attach with 4 sl st to back loop only of the 4 unworked sc of the top of the other side. Finish off.

Make the button:
ch 2
Round 1: sc 6 in the second ch from hook. Join with sl st to the first sc.
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in same sc, sc in next sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc*, repeat * to * 2 times. Join with sl st and finish off.
Sew button to body so that it aligns with the button loop.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Common Crochet Abbreviations {Free Printable}

One of my goals for this site is to create a collection of printable crochet resources.
If there is any particular crochet topic that you would like to see in a printable, please feel free to leave a comment below, and I will see what I can do to make it happen.

Whether you are new to crochet, or a crochet veteran, it is always nice to have a chart of common crochet abbreviations.
I have created this handy chart that you can print out and keep in your crochet pattern binder or folder. It is even suitable for lamination.
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Common Crochet Abbreviations

beg
Beginning

lp(s)
loop(s)
bet
between

patt
pattern
bl
back loop(s)

prev
previous
BP
back post

rem
remaining
BPdc
back post double crochet

rep
repeat
BPsc
back post single crochet

rev sc
reverse single crochet
BPtr
back post triple crochet

rnd(s)
rounds
ch(s)
chain(s)

RS
right side
ch sp(s)
chain space(s)

sc
single crochet
cont
continue

sc2tog
single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease made)
dc
double crochet

sc dec
single crochet decrease
dc2tog
double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease made)

sk
skip
dc dec
double crochet decrease

sl
slip
dc inc
double crochet increase

sl st
slip stitch
dec
decrease

sp(s)
space(s)
dtr
double triple crochet

st(s)
stitch(es)
fl
front loop

tch
turning chain
FP
front post

tog
together
FPdc
front post double crochet

tr
triple (or treble) crochet
FPsc
front post single crochet

tr2tog
triple crochet 2 stitches together (decrease made)
hdc
half double crochet

WS
wrong side
hdc2tog
half double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease made)

YO
yarn over hook
inc
increase





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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Granny Stripes Scarf {Free Crochet Pattern}

I really enjoy working with the granny stripe stitch. It is easy to catch on to, and is a very versatile stitch. I decided to use it to make this scarf, for a couple of reasons. First, I love the color effect when alternating color rows. Second, it is a warm stitch, and perfect for a scarf.
This granny stripes scarf has an extra bonus. Because I used a larger (size K) crochet hook, it works up pretty quickly. This is nice if you are in quick need of a warm accessory to your new outfit, or plan on making a few as gifts or for charity.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Granny Stripes Scarf

Supplies:
Size K Crochet Hook
2 (or more) colors of worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in  Hot Red (color A) and
 Blue Suede (color B).

Pattern:
   Special Notes:
*You will alternate colors for each row. When changing colors, leave a long end to be blended in with the fringe.

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Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, [skip 2 ch, work 3 dc in next ch] across, work 2 dc in the last ch. Turn.
Switch to Color B.
Row 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in first space (between the clusters of the previous row). Work 3 dc in each space across, 1 dc in the top stitch of the ch 3 of the previous row. Turn
Switch to Color A.
Row 3: Sl st to first space, ch 3, dc in same space, work 3 dc in each space across, work 2 dc in the last space. Turn.
Rows 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3, alternating each.
Finish off.

Fringe:
Cut equal sized pieces of yarn, approximately 10 inches long. Working with two strands at a time, fold the strands in half and pull the loop through an end stitch of the scarf, then pull the ends of the fringe tightly through the loop. Repeat as desired. Trim fringe so that it is even.



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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Basket Weave Scarf {Free Crochet Pattern}

During the hustle and bustle days leading up to Christmas, I managed to work up a few crocheted scarves for some of my family members. My four year old daughter, to her dismay, was not one of the people on the recipient list. She had taken inventory of the scarves I had made and whom they had been given to.
Then she did it.
That look. Those eyes. Her sweet little voice.
Followed by the four little words that rang in my ears, convincing me to put aside other things that I needed to do in order to fulfill her darling, innocent request:
"But, where is mine?"
Needless to say, I began looking through stitches to decide which I was going to use. She was a step ahead of me on choosing the color. Green.
"Because it's my favorite!"
I finally decided on the basket weave stitch.
The basket weave stitch is a nice stitch to use when you want texture in your finished product. It is also a fun and interesting stitch. If you tend to multitask (aka watch tv or movies) while crocheting, you may want to choose a different stitch until you become very comfortable with this one.

My little girl loves her basket weave scarf!
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Basket Weave Scarf 

Supplies: 
Size J crochet hook
Worsted weigh yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Paddy Green.)
Latch hook (optional for attaching fringe)


Notes:
Special abbreviations: 
 *FPDC = front post double crochet
*BPDC = back post double crochet

Pattern:
Ch 17
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch to end. Turn. (15)
Row 2: Ch 2,  FPDC around next stitch in previous row, BPDC around the next 4 sts, FPDC around the next 4 sts, BPDC around the next 4 sts, FPDC around the next st, dc in the turning turning ch. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, BPDC around next st, FPDC around the next 4 sts, BPDC around the next 4 sts, FPDC around the next 4 sts, BPDC around the next st, dc in the turning ch of previous row. Turn.
Row 4: Repeat row 3.
Continue on: Continue the pattern of  repeating Row 2, Row 2, Row 3, Row 3, until you reach your desired length. Finish off and weave in ends.

Fringe:
Cut equal sized pieces of yarn, approximately 10 inches long. Working with two strands at a time, fold the strands in half and pull the loop through an end stitch of the scarf, then pull the ends of the fringe tightly through the loop. Repeat as desired. Trim fringe so that it is even.


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Newborn Caterpillar Hat and Cocoon {Free Crochet Pattern}

This cute little newborn caterpillar hat and cocoon is by far my most popular pattern on my old blog.
In all honesty, it is one of my favorites, too.

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The pattern is fairly simple, and the outcome is darling.
The caterpillar hat and cocoon make a wonderful gift set for any special new addition.
You can even add a cute pair of Caterpillar Slippers!

Supplies: 
Sizes H and I Crochet Hooks
Yarn Needle
Yarn- I used: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Hot Red, Paddy Green, Bright Yellow, and Dark Orchid.

Pattern:
Special Notes:
*The beginning ch 3 does not count as your first dc.
*Your first dc in each round will be in the same stitch as the join and ch 3.
* The join is done by slip stitch to the first dc of the previous round.

Hat: (H hook)
With Hot Red, ch 3, join to first ch with slip stitch.
Round 1: Ch 3, 6 dc in ring. Join. (6)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around. (12)
Round 3: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next st] repeat around. Join. (18)
Round 4: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts] repeat around. Join. (24)
Round 5: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts] repeat around. Join. (30)
Round 6: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts] repeat around. Join. (36)
Rounds 7-11: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join. (36)
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Eyes: Make 2.
With Paddy Green, ch 3, join to first ch with slip stitch.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. Join. (6)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Switch to Bright Yellow.
Round 3: Ch 1, [2 sc in same st, sc in next st] repeat around. Join. (18)
Finish off. Weave in ends and stretch a bit to make them look more oval-shaped.

Nose:
With Dark Orchid, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in the next 2 ch. Turn.
Row 2: Skip the 1st stitch. sc the next 2 sts together.
Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Antennae: Make 2.
With Dark Orchid, ch 3, join to first ch with slip stitch.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. Join. (6)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join. (12)
Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (12)
Round 4:  Ch 1, [sc 2 tog] around. Join. (6)
Round 5-13: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (6)
Finish off, leaving long end for sewing.
  Using the tapestry needle, sew the eyes, nose, and antennae onto the hat. Weave in ends.




Cocoon: (I hook)
Special Notes:
*The beginning ch 3 does not count as your first dc.
*Your first dc in each round will be in the same stitch as the join and ch 3.
* The join is done by slip stitch to the first dc of the previous round.
* When you start Back Loop Only (BLO), you will continue crocheting in the back loop only of every round. You will only switch back to both loops when indicated on the very last round.

With Paddy Green, ch 3, join to first ch with slip stitch.
Round 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in ring. Join. (12)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around. (24)
Work Back Loop Only ( BLO) from here on, until instructed to work both loops.
Round 3: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next st] repeat around. Join. (36)
Round 4: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts] repeat around. Join. (48)
Round 5: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts] repeat around. Join. (60)
Round 6: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts] repeat around. Join. (72)
Rounds 7-11: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join. (72)
Round 12: Ch 3 [dc 2 tog, dc in next 4 sts] repeat around. Join. (60)
Round 13: Ch 3 [dc 2 tog, dc in next 3 sts] repeat around. Join. (48)
Round 14: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts] repeat around. Join. (60)
Round 15: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts] repeat around. Join. (72)
Round 16: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts] repeat around. Join. (84)
Rounds 17-19: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join. (84)
Round 20: Ch 3 [dc 2 tog, dc in next 5 sts] repeat around. Join. (72)
Round 21: Ch 3 [dc 2 tog, dc in next 4 sts] repeat around. Join. (60)
Round 22: Ch 3 [dc 2 tog, dc in next 3 sts] repeat around. Join. (48)
Round 23: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts] repeat around. Join. (60)
Round 24: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts] repeat around. Join. (72)
Round 25: Ch 3, [2 dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts] repeat around. Join. (84)
Round 26: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join. (84)
Round 27: Ch 3 [dc 2 tog, dc in next 5 sts] repeat around. Join. (72)
Round 28: Ch 3 [dc 2 tog, dc in next 4 sts] repeat around. Join. (60)
Round 29: Work through BOTH loops, for this round. Ch1, sc in each st around. Join. (60)
Finish off and weave in ends.

There is a ridge that forms along the back of the cocoon. I thinks it adds a lot of character to the piece, and I really like the effect, so I didn't alter the stitch to make it less conspicuous. 



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Little Crochet Football {Free Crochet Pattern}

Are you ready for some football?
This little crochet football would be the perfect addition to your Super Bowl party! It works up quick, so you will have no problem whipping up a few before the big game!
It is also a cute little accessory to my Newborn Football Hat pattern and Newborn Football Booties pattern.


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The set would also make a wonderful gift set!

Little Crochet Football

Supplies:
Size H crochet hook
stitch marker
Brown cotton yarn
White cotton yarn
tapestry needle
Fiber fill stuff (or cotton)



Pattern:
(Finished football is approximately 5 inches long)
*Place a marker at the first stitch of each round*
With the main color, Ch 2.
Round 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Round 2: [sc 1, 2 sc in the next st] around. (9)
Round 3: [sc 2, 2 sc in the next st] around. (12)
Round 4: [sc 3, 2 sc in the next st] around. (15)
Round 5: Sc in each around. (15)
Round 6: [sc 4, 2 sc in the next st] around. (18)
Round 7: [sc 5, 2 sc in the next st] around. (21)
Round 8: Sc in each around. (21)

Switch to color B
Round 9: Sc in each around. (21)
Round 10: [sc 6, 2 sc in the next st] around. (24)
Switch back to the main color.
Round 11: Sc in each around. (24)
Round 12: [sc 7, 2 sc in the next st] around. (27)
Round 13: Sc in each around. (27)
Round 14: [sc 8, 2 sc in the next st] around. (30)
Round 15-16: Sc in each around. (30)
Round 17: [sc 8, sc2tog] around. (27)
Round 18:  Sc in each around. (27)
Round 19: [sc 7, sc2tog] around. (24)

Switch to color B
Round 20: Sc in each around. (24)
Round 21: [sc 6, sc2tog] around. (21)
Switch back to the main color.
Round 22: Sc in each around. (21)
Round 23: [sc 5, sc2tog] around. (18)
Stuff as much as you can, now.
Round 24: Sc in each around. (18)
Round 25: [sc 4, sc2tog] around. (15)
Round 26: Sc in each around. (15)
Round 27: [sc 3, sc2tog] around. (12)

Finish stuffing.
Round 28: [sc 2, sc2tog] around. (9)
Round 29: [sc 1, sc2tog] around. (6)
Round 30: sc2tog around until closed.
Finish off and weave in ends. Smoosh the filling around until the football is shaped well.
Using your tapestry needle and Color B, stitch on laces.



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