Saturday, August 2, 2014

Circle scarves

Some pics of circle scarves  I have added to my etsy store. These were popular at market and with friends at work! I have also published the pattern for this circle scarf designs - love them a lot.

Orange circle scarf
Blue circle scarf
Cream merino cowl






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New products - MOTL market sneak peek

Here are some more warm things that I will have for sale at Made on the Left on July 27. Colourful hats, animal hats for babies and fingerless mittens for men, too.




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Made on the Left July 27 2014 Sneak Peek

A sneak peek at asome of the Mel P Designs winter woollies available at the Made on the Left Market on July 27. The market will be located at the State Theatre Centre in Perth from 10am - 4pm.











Free chunky flower beanie pattern

Well it has been a long time since I posted a pattern on my blog. Being a full-time primary school teacher plus studying a masters part-time consumes a lot of my time. I would love to be able to design and create more regularly, but luckily teacher get amazing school holidays so I can spend some time over the next couple of weeks adding some patterns that I have designed and getting ready for the Made on the Left Market at the end of the month.

Here is a free pattern for this great chunky beanie. I find the openness of the design is great for climates like Perth, where it gets chilly but often warms up during the day. This beanie is not too hot on the head, but snuggly just the same. I have to thank The Midnight Knitter for the hat pattern idea, but I have adapted it slightly and added a flower for extra cute.




CHUNKY FLOWER BEANIE CROCHET PATTERN

YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 ball Moda Vera Shiver yarn (or other chunky yarn)
  • 10 mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle

HAT PATTERN

ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 1

Round 1: 1 sc in same ch as join, 2 sc in each ch around, join to beg (8 sc)

Round 2: ch 4, *1 dc in sc, ch 1* around, end with ch 1, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4

Round 3: ch 3, *1 hdc in ch sp, ch 1, 1 hdc in dc, ch 1* around, end with 1 hdc in
ch sp, ch 1, join to 2nd ch from beg (16 hdc and 16 ch spaces)
loop of ch sp, join to beg



Round 4: ch 4, *1 dc, ch 1* around, join to 3rd ch from beg (16 dc and 16 ch spaces)

Round 5: ch 3, *1 hdc in dc, ch1, 1 hdc in dc, ch1, in next dc work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc), ch 1, 1 hdc in next dc, ch 1* ... end with: in next dc work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) ch 1, join to 2nd ch from beg (20 hdc and 20 ch spaces)

Round 6: ch 4, *1 dc in dc, ch 1* around, join to 3rd ch from beg

Round 7: ch 4, *1 dc in dc, ch 1* around, join to 3rd ch from beg

Round 8: ch 3, *1 hdc in dc, ch 1* around, join to 2nd ch from beg

Round 9: ch 1, *1 sc in front loop of ch space, 1 sc in next hdc* end with 1 sc in front

Round 10: ch 3, *1 hdc, ch1, sk1* around, ending with ch1, join to beg

SUPER SIMPLE FLOWER PATTERN

begin with a magic circle

ch 3, 11 dc into magic circle. Tighten magic circle and join with ss to ch3.

*ch5, sk 1 dc, ss into next dc* 6 times, finish off, leaving length for sewing.

Sew flower to beanie and you are done! These hats are so fast to make and really effective. It takes me less than hour to complete a hat. 

Happy crocheting! Would love to know how your hat turns out :-)