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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Daphne Beret


I've learned this stitch way back when I first started crochet... that is way back in my Elementary years. I did not know any pattern, I did not know what it was called, my mother who taught me this stitch would just say, "make those who look like a fan".  Until now actually, I don't know what is the proper name for this type of stitch. Some say Open Shell Stitch, some say a Fan Stitch. Well, I call this Fan Stitch since that's what I've been calling them then.

As I was making this hat, it was kind of nostalgic to me. It brings me back to when I was only a teenager, making doilies and appliances cover for our house. That's what I only knew then to make, I never imagine I could make dresses and hats and blankets and so much more with crochet. I'd do them without any pattern, just free hand, just anything that comes to my mind.  

And it's Coachella Week! I did not intend to make this hat for Coachella but I just found out that this is Coachella Week, and how appropriate this Beret would be for the event. 

So here is my Daphne Beret, I hope you'll like this one. It's a Beret suited also for this Spring until Summer. I actually made different sizes for this one using the same pattern. I added some notes on how to make this smaller.






Materials
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Buff (160-200 yds)
  • H/5.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Button



Terms Used
  • CH(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC- Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • BLO – Back Loop Only



Notes
  • You can easily adjust this hat for any sizes of the head from newborn to adult. Just measure the head circumference, make your ribbing according to your measurement. And just squeeze into your ribbing a multiple of 6 for ROUND 1 of the Body of the Hat. Just make sure to make Round 1 much more stitches than your Ribbing. And continue your work from there. Skip a Round for much smaller head like that of kids and toddlers.
  • Beginning CH 3 is counted as a stitch
  • Big Fan – 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in a stitch
  • Medium Fan – 2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC in a stitch
  • Small Fan – DC, CH 1, DC in  a stitch



Gauge
4 Rows of a Big Fan x 3 Big Fan across with CH 1 in between = 2 ½ inch Square or (6cm)

Difficulty – Beginner to Intermediate

Instructions

Ribbing

Row 1.  CH 7, SC into the 2nd CH from the hook and unto all stitches until the end. (6SC)

Row 2-76.  CH 1, SC in the first stitch. SC in the BLO of the next 4 stitches, SC on both loops in the last stitch. (6SC)

Join both ends of your ribbing by slip stitching them both and single crocheting them both together. Then turn work into the right side.

Body of the Hat

R1.  CH 1, SC in the first stitch 2 SC in next. * SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch* Repeat all the way around and you will end up with 114 SC all in all. If not then just squeeze in there 114 SC or a multiple of 6. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch.

R2.  CH 3, DC 2 in the same stitch as CH 3. CH 1, 3 DC in the same stitch (beginning Big Fan). * Skip 5 stitches, CH 1 and on the next stitch 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC  all in the same stitch.* Repeat all the way around until the end. You’ll end up with 19 Big Fans. Join with a slip stitch on top of Beg. CH 3.

R3-5. Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches and into the CH 1 space, then CH3. 2 DC in the same CH 1 space. CH 1, 3 DC in the same CH 1 space (beginning Big Fan). * CH 1, 3 DC, CH1, 3 DC all in the next CH1 space that is the center of a Fan Stitch in the Previous Round.* Repeat all the way around until the end. End with CH 1. Join with a slip stitch on top of beginning CH 3. You’ll end up with 19 Big Fans

R6. Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches and into the CH 1 space, then CH3.  2 DC in the same CH 1 space. CH 1, 3 DC in the same CH 1 space (beginning Big Fan). *3 DC, CH1, 3 DC all in the next CH1 space that is the center of a Fan Stitch in the Previous Round * Repeat all the way around until the end. Join with a slip stitch on top of beginning CH 3. (19 Big Fans)

R7.  Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches and into the CH 1 space, then CH3.  DC in the same CH 1 space. CH 1, 2 DC in the same CH 1 space (beginning Medium Fan). * CH 1, 2DC, CH1, 2 DC all in the next CH1 space that is the center of a Fan Stitch in the Previous Round.* Repeat all the way around until the end, CH 1 and join with a slip stitch on top of beginning CH 3. You’ll end up with 19 Medium Fans

R8-9. Slip stitch into the next stitch and into the CH 1 space, then CH3.  DC in the same CH 1 space. CH 1, DC 2 in the same CH 1 space (beginning Medium Fan). *2DC, CH1, 2 DC all in the next CH1 space that is the center of a Fan Stitch in the Previous Round.* Repeat all the way around until the end. You’ll end up with 19 Medium Fans. Join with a slip stitch on top of beginning CH 3.

R10.  Slip stitch into the next stitch and into the CH 1 space then CH 4 and DC in the same stitch (Beginning Small Fan).  * CH1 then DC, CH1, DC all in the next CH1 space that is the center of a Fan Stitch in the Previous Round.* Repeat all the way around until the end. CH1 and join with a slip stitch in between the beginning CH4 and DC. You’ll have 19 Small Fans.

R11.  CH 4 and DC in the same space. * DC, CH1, DC all in the next CH1 space that is the center of a Fan Stitch in the Previous Round.* Repeat all the way around until the end. Join with a slip stitch in between the beginning CH4 and DC. You’ll have 19 Small Fans.

R12. CH3 and DC in the same space. 2 DC in each CH 1 space all the way around. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch.  Cut yarn and leave a tail long enough for sewing close the top of your hat.


Cinched Closed the top of your hat. In my Seed of Spring Hat, there is a video I posted there on how I cinched closed the top of my hat.

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Attached your button or you can also attach a pompom if you want. 



Hope you enjoy making this project and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!



xoxo

Nanay Madel


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Thought of the Day


April 15, 2018

Satan has gathered human agencies through whom to work out his diabolical purposes, and to bring about the enforcement of his plans. - CTr 10





Sunday, April 8, 2018

Crochet Tutorial: Sunburst Granny Square



Sunburst Granny Square so appropriate for the season. So I thought I should make a tutorial on this one. I made one about the basic Granny Square before, and now, here is this beautiful Sunburst Granny Square. I feel in love with Granny Squares and I think there will be more tutorial with different granny squares in the future.

You can use any type of yarn and hook in making this Granny Square but for this Tutorial, I am using a Worsted Yarn and an H Hook.
Materials
  • Yarn Worsted #4 (Red Heart With Love) in 3 Colors
  • H/4.00mm Crochet Hook 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


Terms Used

  • CH(s) - Chain(s)
  • HDC - Half Double Crochet
  • DC - Double Crochet
  • TC - Treble/Triple Crochet
Notes:
  • It is better to cut the yarn in every yarn and weave in the ends.

Instructions

Round 1. Make Magic Ring or Start with Chain 4. Then Chain 3 for Magic Ring (count as a stitch), and into the ring make 15 DC. Closed the ring tightly and join with a slip stitch on top of the beginning CH3.  (16 DC including the beginning CH 3.) Fasten off and weave in all ends, change color.


Round 2.  Attached new color in between the stitches of Round 1, not in a stitch but the in-between space on those DCs. Just attached anywhere you are comfortable. The picture below is how I attached my yarn.

Insert hook in the same place as you attached the yarn and pull up a loop. *Yarn over and insert hook again and pull up a loop again*. Do this 3 times, until you have 7 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through all loops.** CH1 to secure the puff stitch. * Yarn over, insert hook into the next in-between space and pull up a loop* Do this 3 times until you have 7 loops on your loop. Yarn over again and pull through all loops. **Repeat this process on each in between spaces all the way around until the end of the round. (16 puff stitches)

Cut off yarn and fasten off.


Round 3. Attached another Color of yarn. CH 2, yarn over insert hook into the same space, pull up a
loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over again, insert back to the same space, pull up a loop.

Yarn over and pull through two loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over once again and pull through all loops.


**CH2, yarn over insert hook into the next space, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. *Yarn over and insert hook back to the same space, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.* Repeat one more time, leaving 4 loops on hook. Yarn over once again and pull through all loops.** Repeat this process in each space between all around until the end. (16 clusters)



Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

Round 4.  Attached new yarn. CH 3 (count as a stitch), 2 DC in the same space. *3 TC in the next space, CH3 and 3 TC in the same space(this will create a corner in your granny square). 3 DC in the next space, 3 HDC in next, 3 DC in next* Repeat this all the way around until the end. You'll end with 3 HDC since you started with the DC group.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

It is better if you block this granny square for the sides to be straighter. Then you can make anything from this square. A blanket, bag, I even saw a hat made with granny squares.

This post was quite long. I hope that I was able to make it clear how to make this Sunburst Granny Square, especially for beginners.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial at the same time learned something. And also don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!



xoxo


Nanay Madel





Don't forget to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more.  

**Please do not copy and post any pattern from this blog and claim it as your own. This pattern is limited to personal use only.  Please do not re-publish all photos from this blog as your own. You may make and sell products from my patterns. Please also link back to my post. Any link back will be much, much appreciated. Thank you very much.


Thought of the Day

April 8, 2018

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Proverbs 30:5.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

FREE PATTERNS ROUNDUP: Spring Collections



When in Spring everything blooms! I love the colors and projects when Spring is here, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Most of the Patterns included in here are connected with the Easter, since Easter means Spring.

I love everything in this collection. I could add my Simple Spring Flower in this collection and also my latest Hat pattern, Slouchy Bunny Mesh Hat




But here the list and the links to this Beautiful Collection. Enjoy!

1. Classic Stuffed Bunyy Crochet Pattern by One Dog Woof.













All this beautiful project will surely add more colors to your Spring. Enjoy making them and Enjoy your Spring!

Hope you enjoy making anyone of this project and don't forget to Follow me on Instagram and Twitter and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!

xoxo


Nanay Madel


**All pictures from this post is not mine, except those who have my logo. Credit all to the wonderful and talented crafters/designers.**





Thought of the Day

April 2, 2018

Faith is in no sense allied to presumption. Only he who has true faith is secure against presumption. - DA 126