Mermaid Mitts + Sandals Crochet Pattern

After a short spell of warmer temperatures, I was finally able to get the pictures I wanted to finish up this pattern, and all in a weekend when the homework wasn’t too pressing.

Tah-dah!
It’s the Mermaid Mitts + Sandals crochet pattern, which is really 2 patterns in one! Find it in my Etsy Shop or my Ravelry Store for 5.50 USD.

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Frequent readers of this blog may recognize the style of the mitts, which I had been doing  knit/crochet hybrid variations of last fall. However these Mermaid Mitts are more elegant in shape and are 100% crochet stitching.

The scaly barefoot sandals are a fun land-bound adaptation of the ever-popular crochet mermaid tail blanket. My sweet enabling friends must have shown me one picture or another of that blanket at least ten times last year! No wonder I had mermaids on the brain.

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Mermaid Mitts + Sandals

Fanciful beaded crochet accessory set suitable for any mermaids, undines, or sirens that might journey onto land in search of a mortal to ensnare…

This pattern makes one pair of scaly elbow-length or half-length armwarmers and one pair of beaded barefoot sandals. Includes tutorials for crocodile stitches and beaded crochet.

Materials:
3.75 hook
1 skein Vicki Howell Sheepish
26 6/0 seed beads
beading needle
tapestry needle

Written in U.S Terminology

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Suitable not only for mermaids, undines, and naiads, but also dryads, nymphs, sylphs, and all other manner of fae and little folk! To see tons more pictures, visit the Ravelry project page.

After some recent experience trying to read my own patterns off of my smartphone, I decided to try and make my patterns more mobile-friendly. This pattern got a new two-column layout as a result – Let me know what you think!

-MF

 

Sylphie Crocodile Stitch Hat

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I’m super proud to present to you my new pattern- the “Sylphie” Crocodile Stitch Hat / Dragon Hat in three sizes: Adult, Child, and Baby (6 months). The Adult size can be worked with just one skein of Lion Brand’s squishy warm Scarfie yarn, or two skeins of the gorgeously colored Lion Brand Landscapes!

All three sizes are available in one comprehensive pattern via Ravelry and in my Etsy Shop for 5.50 USD! Yay!

EDIT: This pattern has been UPDATED with some jazzy new pictures and one or two tweaks to the design & layout. For more info, see this blog post.

The whimsical crocodile stitch – with its 3-D look akin to scales, petals, leaves, or even berries – easily captures people’s hearts and imaginations. The Sylphie Crocodile Stitch Hat is as versatile as it is charming, so stitch one up and get transported into the realm of the flower-bedecked wee folk or impish and troublesome swamp dragons!

Even if you’ve never worked crocodile stitch, this pattern is easy to follow with detailed instructions including photo tutorials and step-by-step directions. Adult, Child, and Baby sizes and directions for earflaps, braids, and dragon horns are all included!

Sizes & Yarn weight required

Baby (6 months) – 18” (worsted weight)
Child – 21” (worsted weight)
Adult Small- 23” (bulky weight)

Now, on to my next project! Sleep is for idiots!

-MF

Candy Corn Hat Free Crochet Pattern

October has, as per usual, incited a flurry of frantic crochet activity on my part as I try to outfit myself and my loved ones in cute and warm Halloween accessories. Actually that’s not terribly different than usual, but add in pattern development and schoolwork and you’ve got a busy month on your hands.

I’ve been working this great Knight’s Helmet pattern for Chaston – it’s free and so far the pattern has been great, I recommend it! Make sure you measure as you go, though, since she doesn’t give a gauge. Seems like that helmet would look really good with a nice medieval style hood, no?

Also, what’s cuter than dressing a baby up as candy?

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I got a request for a candy corn hat for a 6-month old, and wanted to share the pattern in case anyone else has similar ideas! This little hat is adorable and easy, 8″ long from point to brim, with a 17″ brim when fully stretched. The fpdc (front post double crochet) and bpdc (back post double crochet) give the brim some elasticity so it will not fall off of baby’s head.

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Candy Corn Baby Hat

Hook: 4.5 mm

Yarn: #4 Worsted Weight yarn in white, yellow, and orange.

Gauge: 4 sts = 1″ in double crochet

Notes: The Ch 3 and the beginning of ea round DOES NOT count as the first dc of the round. Each round is ended with a slip stitch join to the first dc of the round.

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1: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc) 12 Dc into the ring, sl stitch in the first dc to join.

2: Ch 3, dc in the same stitch. 1 dc in ea dc around. Sl st in the first dc to join.

3: Ch 3, dc in the same stitch. 2 dc in the next stitch. (1 dc in next  stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) around.

4: Ch 3, dc in the same stitch and in the next st. 2 dc in the next st. (1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next stitch) around.

5: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 2 sts. 2 dc in the next st. (1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

Cut yarn and tie off. Switch to YELLOW

6: Ch 3, dc in the same stitch and in ea of the next 3 sts. 2 dc in the next st.(1 dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

7: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 4 sts. 2 dc in the next st. (1 dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

8: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 5 sts. 2 dc in the next st.  (1 dc in the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around

9: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the next st. (1 dc in the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

10: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st. ( 1 dc in the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

11: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st.  (1 dc in the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

Cut Yarn and tie off. Switch to ORANGE

12: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st.(1 dc in the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

13: Ch 3, dc in the same st and in ea of the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st. (1 dc in the next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st) around.

14 -16: Ch 3, dc in the same st. 1 dc in ea stitch around.

17, 18 : Ch 3, 1 fpdc into the same stitch, 1 fpdc into the next st. 1 bpdc into ea of the next 2 sts. (2 fpdc, 2 bpdc) around.

Sl st around the entire brim of the hat. Weave in all ends.

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Sweet stitching!

-MF

Woodsman’s Wife Ruana Pattern

Oh man! Another new pattern from me this month! And I’m totally in love with it. Soft, squishy, chunky Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick and a “P” hook makes this project doable in one cozy autumn weekend…

Snag it for 5.50 USD in my Etsy Shop, or on Ravelry.

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The ruana is a traditional style of wrap worn by many cultures including the Celts and the native peoples of the Andes. It consists of one large rectangle with a slit in the front half that allows the wearer to wrap or belt it in a number of different ways. This crocheted version includes a hood as well!

This cuddly ruana feels like a pumpkin spice latte with maple bacon sprinkles, only for your shoulders. The main body is worked flat in one whole piece, while the hood is worked separately in one piece and then seamed together. Made with a super bulky yarn and a “P” hook, this wrap can be finished in one rainy fall weekend (with a hot drink by your side, of course.) Wear it belted, over-the-shoulder, or add buttons or ties for a less open style!

The pattern for this versatile, convertible wrap includes alternate sizing instructions and construction charts, as well as two photo-tutorials for the post stitch and the double chain technique. The Woodsman’s Wife Ruana is a great Easy level pattern for crocheters ready to move on from hats and scarves and includes all the instructions you need to make this fashionable fantasy piece for autumn!

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I just barely managed to squeeze in my homework amidst all the pattern editing. Priorities.

EDIT!:  I’ve made a wider version of this pattern with Lion Brand Heartland Thick and Quick and included the notes on how to make it on my Ravelry project page 🙂

-MF