Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's a Trunk Show

We are switching gears here at Krissy's house. It is time for a ready to ship sale, and what better way to complete my month of January Joy, than to have that show than Facebook. I love getting feedback from my customers, and the most requested items were boot cuffs. I hope I made enough to satisfy the demand, because when I posted a sneak peek picture, there was a big response! 




If you would like to attend my trunk show, just click the link below the picture. Krissy's Trunk Shows are lots of fun to watch, even if you don't buy anything, so come on over and ask to join.

                              
                                   Krissy's Trunk Show

                         I hope to see you at my trunk show.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beaded Headband Tutorial

I love to embellish my crocheted items. I mean I really LOVE to embellish. It makes my heart go pitter patter, and completes my joy. 

When I made this beaded headband and boot cuff set last year, I was immediately asked for the pattern, to which I replied, when I have time to write the pattern I will. That time is now. The headband and boot cuffs are free on my blog and Ravelry, but if you would like to have the whole thing together, with the beaded tutorial, you can purchase it for 2.00 in my Ravelry Shop




                                Please follow me on facebook

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Free Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern

January is marching on, and it is cold and snowy here at Krissy's house. We just had our first real snow of the winter season, which is remarkable to say the least. Having said all of that, it make's for the perfect time to release my boot cuff pattern. Scroll down to view the pattern, and if you would like to make the matching headband, you will find the pattern here and it's free.

The boot cuff 
is made from the top down, or from the bottom up, whichever way you decide to wear it. You start in the round making the ribbing, and then execute cross stitches, and then you can add a ripple edging or a scalloped edging, it's your choice.  If you are a ravelry lover, you can download the pattern here.




Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern


These boot cuffs can be worn two different ways, either with the ribbed side or scalloped side up.  Any worsted weight yarn. The yarn used in the picture above is Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” Approx. 220 to 270 yards

Hook: J – 10/6.00mm

Gauge: 4x4 = 6 Cross Stitches x 10 rows in pattern of cross stitch row/SC row

Supplies (Optional):
Any other buttons or crystal embellishments of choice

Pattern Notes:
1. Beginning CH 2 on boot cuff does not count as a stitch, but will recede and become a Mock BP HDC
2. Beginning CH 3  Counts as a DC during Cross Stitch Rows
3. Beginning CH 1  Counts as a SC during the SC rows
Some crochet artist can achieve gauge width wise, but cannot horizontally, and vice versa. I have added measurements throughout the pattern so that can easily see if an added row is needed or eliminated.

Special Stitches: Cross Stitch = Skip ST, DC in nxt ST; Cross back going in front of DC just made, and DC in skipped ST                       

Scallop = 4 DC in nxt ST      

Stitch Guide
join w/ = join with;       
 SLP ST = Slip Stitch;      
CH = Chain;      
SC = Single Crochet;
HDC = Half Double Crochet;    
DC
= Double Crochet;   
FP HDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet  
BP HDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet
SC DEC = Single  Crochet Decrease (Insert hook, pull up a loop, with remaining loops on hook, insert hook in nxt ST and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook)         
nxt = Next;       *  * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated;  x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch, or around the post of the next stitch to complete the sequence    

Color guide for sizes
Tween to ex small
Small to Medium
Large to EX. Large
1XL  2XL
                                                 Boot Cuffs
Tween to ex small      Small to Medium     Large to EX. Large 1XL  2XL

Make foundation CH  32  34  36 38 40
Being careful not to twist your foundation CH join in ring with a SLP ST in 1st CH

Round 1: CH 2; HDC in nxt CH and in each CH around; join w/SLP ST in beg. HDC see pattern note 1
(31  33  35 37 39 HDC)

                                       Ribbing rows or rounds will follow

Round 2: CH 2; FP HDC in nxt ST; * BP HDC in nxt st; FP HDC in nxt st* Repeat 14  15  16 17 18x more; join w/SLP ST in beg. HDC (15  16  17  18  19  BP HDC) (16  17  18  19  20  FP HDC)


Rounds 3-5 (3-6) (3-7) (3-8) (3-9)  : Repeat Round 2; It is important that when completing Round  5  6  7 8 or 9  ; Join w/SLP ST to second CH of beginning CH 2, or the mock BP HDC, as this will give you the correct stitch count for the cross stitch rows   (2”  2 ½”  3” 3 ½” 4”  Height)

                                SC & Cross Stitch rows will follow (See  Special Stitches for Cross stitch)
Round 6  7 8  9  10: CH 1; SC in joining ST and in each ST around; join w/SLP ST in beg. SC
(32  34  36  38  40  SC)

Round 7  8  9  10  11  : CH 3; Cross back to last SC of previous Round, and execute DC, 1st Cross Stitch made; *Cross Stitch * Repeat 14x  15x  16x  17x 18x  more; join w/SLP ST in 3rd CH of beginning CH 3
(16  17  18  19  20  Cross Stitches)

Rounds 8-13 (9-14) (10-15)  (11-16)  (12-17)  : Repeat Rounds  6 & 7   7 & 8    8 & 9  9 &10  10&11  consecutively

Round 14  15  16  17  18: Repeat Round 6  7  8  9 10

Ripple edge: *CH 1; SLP ST in nxt ST* repeat around, join w/SLP ST in beginning ST; end off secure and weave in all ends.


                                                              (See  Special Stitches for Scallop stitch)
Scalloped edge: SLP ST in nxt st; CH1, SC in nxt ST; Skip ST, Scallop in nxt ST, Skip St; *SC in nxt St, Skip ST; Scallop in nxt ST, skip ST; * Repeat 6  8  9  10 more x; join w/SLP ST to beginning SC, end off weave in and secure ends.


                                                               Finished Measurements
5 ¼”   6”     6 ¾”  7 ½” 8 ¼” wide folded;  5 ¾”    6    6½”   7”  7 ½” tall
You can wear your cuff with the rippled or scalloped edge peeking out of your boot, or turn it and have the ribbed edge showing.

This pattern is protected by copyright© KrissysWonders 2014/2015. Do not sell, alter or redistribute this pattern in any way or form. You have my permission to sell your finished product, but you are responsible for the finished product.
You can find more exciting patterns at www.krissyswonders/etsy.com
                                                      
http://www.ravelry.com/stores/krissys-wonders








I hope you enjoy the free patterns that I have on my blog. It brings me great joy to offer them to you!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern for a Ribbed Headband


I am almost finished with this month's joy. I have been having so much fun writing crochet patterns, and here is a free pattern for you to enjoy. The freebie for today is this sweet headband, and I will release the pattern for the boot cuffs tomorrow! 

If you are a Ravelry lover, the link is under the first picture, or you can scroll down where you will find the pattern below.



  Any worsted weight yarn. The yarn used in the picture above is Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” Approx. 220 to 270 yards (small to ex large, this includes flower)

Hook: J – 10/6.00mm

Gauge: 4x4 = 6 Cross Stitches x 10 rows in pattern of cross stitch row/SC row

Supplies (Optional):
Button of choice, for the closure at nape of your neck.  Any other buttons or crystal embellishments of choice
Pattern Notes:
1. Beginning CH 2 on boot cuff does not count as a stitch, but will recede and become a Mock BP HDC
2. Beginning CH 3  Counts as a DC during Cross Stitch Rows
3. Beginning CH 1  Counts as a SC during the SC rows

Special Stitches: Cross Stitch = Skip ST, DC in nxt ST; Cross back going in front of DC just made, and DC in skipped ST                       

Scallop = 4 DC in nxt ST      

Stitch Guide
join w/ = join with;       
 SLP ST = Slip Stitch;      
CH = Chain;      
SC = Single Crochet;
HDC = Half Double Crochet;    
DC
= Double Crochet;   
FP HDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet  
BP HDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet
SC DEC = Single  Crochet Decrease (Insert hook, pull up a loop, with remaining loops on hook, insert hook in nxt ST and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook)         
nxt = Next;       *  * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated;  x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch, or around the post of the next stitch to complete the sequence    

Color guide for sizes
Tween to ex small
Small to Medium
Large to EX. Large
Gauge = 4” x 4” 7 ribs wide x 11 row height
Color guide for sizes
Tween to ex small      Small to Medium       Large to EX. Large
Make foundation CH  44  46  48 (Every 2 CH’s on foundation CH will add 1” to your finished headband)

Row 1: HDC in 3rd CH from Hook, and in each remaining CH (42  44  46 HDC)

Row 2: CH 2 turn; HDC in 1st ST; *FP HDC in nxt ST; BP HDC in nxt ST* Repeat 19  20 21 x more; HDC in last ST ( 2 HDC, 20  21  22  FP HDC  20  21  22  BP HDC)

Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2 Do not end off at Row 9 (If you would like a wider headband, add more rows here)    (Tapered extensions follow)

Measurements before extensions  12.5  13.5  14.5 length / width 3” to 3.5”

Extension 1      Note:  Pull the turning CH 1 tightly to help avoid the bump on the sides of the extension
Row 1: CH 1; SC  10 x across to opposite corner; CH 1 turn

Row 2: SC in each ST across; CH 1 Turn

Row 3: SC DEC, SC in nxt st (6x); SC DEC; CH 1 Turn

Row 4: SC DEC, SC in nxt st (4x); SC DEC; CH 1 Turn

Row 5: SC DEC, SC in nxt st (2x); SC DEC; CH 1 Turn

Row 6: SC DEC (2x) end off.  Complete second extension


Extension 2 (this extension has a button loop at the end)

Row 1: Attach yarn at corner, CH 1; SC  10 x across to opposite corner; CH 1 turn

Row 2: SC in each ST across; CH 1 Turn

Row 3: SC DEC, SC in nxt st (6x); SC DEC; CH 1 Turn

Row 4: SC DEC, SC in nxt st (4x); SC DEC; CH 1 Turn

Row 5: SC DEC, SC in nxt st (2x); SC DEC; CH 1 Turn

Row 6: SC DEC; CH 3; SC DEC;  Do not end off, as you will continue with edging, CH 1 and continue to edging base.

Edging Base
SC around entire Headband, smoothing out the rough or bumpy edges on the extensions, and executing 3 SC in the button loop, Join w/ SLP ST to beginning SC, then proceed with edging of your choice.

Simple Ripple edging 1
CH1, SLP ST in nxt ST, Complete around the entire edge of Headband. end off and weave in ends.


Scalloped edging 2      (See  Special Stitches for Scallop stitch)
CH 1, Continue to SC  down the extension until you reach the ribbed section of headband. When you reach the ribbed section  
*Skip ST; Scallop, Skip ST, SC* Repeat between *  * until you reach the opposite extension, then continue to SC around the extension until you reach the opposite side of the ribbed section continue

*Skip ST; Scallop, Skip ST, SC* Repeat between *  * until you reach the first extension, continue to SC until you reach the peak, or starting point, end off and weave in ends.

Finished Measurements
17.5  18.5  19.5  Stretched 21  22  23  

Width measurements                                4.5” = ripple edge             5” – 5.5” = scalloped edge

Triple Rose Flower           

If you want a simple flower, end off after Round 2.

CH 3, join in circle or use magic ring

Rnd. 1: CH 1; *SC in ring, CH 4* repeat 4 x more; join w/SLP ST in 1st SC (5 arches)

Rnd. 2: Holding flower facing you, in 1st CH 4 arch and in each arch; (SC, HDC, DC (3x), HDC, SC); join w/SLP ST in beg. SC

Rnd. 3: ch2, take CH behind petals, working behind petals SC around the post of SC, or the base of the arches, (CH 4, SC around the post of nxt SC) repeat sequence around, join w/SLP ST to beg. SC (5 arches)

Rnd.4: CH 1; (SC, HDC, 2 DC, 2 TRBL, 2 DC , HDC, SC) in each CH 4 arch, join w/SLP ST to top of SC, in first petal

Rnd.5: CH 2, take this chain behind last row of petals, SC around post of SC or base of beginning arches,
(CH 5, SC around the post of nxt SC) repeat sequence around; join w/SLP ST to beg. SC (5 arches)

Rnd.6: CH 1; (SC, HDC, DC, CH 1, TRBL (4x), CH1, DC, HDC, SC)
in each CH 5 loop; join w/SLP ST to top of SC, in first petal. End off and pull threads to the back tie securely, and leave tail to sew onto the headband positioned so it will be above your eyebrow.

This pattern is protected by copyright© KrissysWonders 2014/2015. Do not sell, alter or redistribute this pattern in any way or form. You have my permission to sell your finished product, but you are responsible for the finished product.

You can find more exciting patterns at www.krissyswonders/etsy.com
                                                       http://www.ravelry.com/stores/krissys-wonders







Thank you all so much for being an encouragement to me, and I am so happy to share this pattern with you! If you are wondering about the beadwork on the headband? I will be posting a pattern for 2.00 with a detailed tutorial on how to add beads to your headband, and the pattern will include both the headband, boot cuffs on Ravelry.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Frenzied Joy

Oh my! The Joy here at Krissy's house has almost reached a frenzied peak. I have recently released three new patterns, and I am so excited. They have been selling like hotcakes, and I am getting wonderful feedback. I am so inspired by vintage designs, and I have added a pillbox hat crochet pattern that has gotten a lot of attention. I then decided to add a pillbox hat pattern with matching boot cuffs for little girls,  with trim and fluff, and boy are they cute!  Then it only made sense to write the pillbox hat for infants, with a sweet cocoon that has a vintage flair.



                                                                       Pattern link


                                                                      Pattern link

                                                                         Pattern link


More excitement and joy is coming. I have a free crochet pattern coming soon, stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Joy is complete!!!

My joy is complete, the pattern is written! God is so good! I always rejoice when I am finished writing a pattern. God has placed so many wonderful ladies in my path that are willing to test my patterns before I release them for purchase. They wade through my jibberish, catching the number errors, typos, and just plain old mistakes. They are amazing!! HATS OFF TO MY TESTERS!!!

What's next? Well let me tell you! My Downton Abbey Inspired Pillbox hat is what's next and boy is it a stunner!! The testers have had it in their hands for a few days now. What are the results you may ask? The results are that I have been running a few rabbit trails. I cannot help it!! I am working with this pattern, sizing it for children and infants, and then the light bulb comes on, and a new coordinating design comes rolling off my hook! So stay tuned, because I am having so much fun, and if I am having fun, I know you will enjoy the end result. 





Click here to purchase the Cloche, the pattern for the pillbox, will be coming soon!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

What Joy!!!

Crochet is a craft that brings such comfort and joy to my soul. The rhythmic motion is so cathartic, having the ability to wash away the stress of the day. I often crochet while my husband is driving. We live in a very rugged area, and the roads are pretty "twisty turney".  I know that isn't proper English, but that is how I describe the roads that we travel.

It amazes me that I don't get carsick. I think it is the movement of the hook. Actually I don't know why, but I do know that if I crochet while my husband is driving on the "twisty turney" roads I am not stressed, and it has helped our marriage tremendously!

I have also been writing crochet patterns, and I have a couple of upcoming releases. Here is the first one. It is my Chunky Downton Abbey Cloche. I will release it tomorrow evening. So excited!