I am excited to share with you this free crochet pattern of a slouchy beanie. Slouchy beanie are fun to crochet as they are in style these days.
It’s a beginner friendly pattern that is superfast to work up. I have named this hat “Speedy”for the reason that it is ……well, speedy! duh!!!
Crocheted almost entirely in double crochet and using bulky yarn Zebra by Ganga acrowools it takes but few hours to work this up.
YARN: Bulky yarn 7 wpi. I have used Zebra by Ganga Acrowool in the colorway PTT1423
HOOK: 8 mm
GAUGE: 9 stitches or 7 rows in 4 inches or 10 cm
One size fits most Adult females
CH- Chain Stitch
HDC-Half Double Crochet
SC- Single Crochet
st/ sts- stitch/ stitches
sl st: Slip stitch
IMORTANT NOTE: All rounds are joined in the first HDC or SC made and not the beginning chain. Beginning chain 2 or 1 does not count as a stitch.
Make a Magic Ring to start . Alternatively, you can do CH 2 and start the Round 1 in second chain from the hook.
ROUND 1: CH 2, DC 12 times in ring. sl st to 1st DC to join. (12 sts) ROUND 2: CH 2, DC in same st and around. sl st to 1st DC to join (24 sts) ROUND 3: CH 2, 2DC in same st and around. sl st to 1st DC to join (48 sts) ROUND 4-11: CH 2, DC in each stitch around. Sl st to 1st DC to join (48 sts) ROUND 12-13:CH 1,HDC in each stitch around.Sl st to 1st HDC to join (48 sts) ROUND 14-18: CH 1, SC in each stitch around. (48 sts)
These are also, possibly, the easiest slippers I have ever found. These booties have kept my families toes cozy since time immemorial. I have been churning out this particular pattern for myself as well as for other members in my family for years.
Every non-knitter I know, typically wants a pair of these booties.
And every knitter I know wants the pattern.
Not easy, if not outright impossible to cater to the demands of the non-knitters.
But knitters, I am happy to oblige. So, here is the pattern. Good luck stopping after just one pair.
Knitting needles: One pair 3.5 mm or UK size 9. If you opt for a 3 needle BO, you will an additional needle in either the same size or one size larger. We do not need stretchy bind off for this pattern.
Tapestry needle: one for seaming and weaving the ends.
Teenager/women size.One size fits most adults. But easily adaptable. Size can be adjusted by changing either yarn weight or needle size.
YO: yarn over (increase 1 stitch)
KFB: Knit in the front and back of the stitch (increase 1 stitch)
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)
Using CC, cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1: K1, *P1, K1. Repeat from * to end.
Row 2: P1, *K1, P1. Repeat from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 3 more times to get a total of 8 rows of rib. This will give you a short cuff which will barely reach your ankles. If you wish a higher cuff, You can continue in the rib pattern for as many rows as it suits you.
Row 27-28: Using CC, K2tog, K to end. (83 stitches)
Row 29-30 Using MC, K2tog, K to end. (81 stitches)
Row 31-32: Using CC, K2tog, K to end. (79 stitches)
Row 33-34: Using MC, K2tog, K to end. (77 stitches)
Row 35-36: Using CC, K2tog, K to end. (75 stitches)
Row 37: using MC, K2tog, K 36 stitches to the center of the work. You will have 37 stitches on the left hand needle and 37 on the right hand needle. Fold the work such that the right side of the work is facing each other and wrong side is facing out. The two needles are lined up parallel to each other such that both points are facing the same direction.
3 NEEDLE BIND OFF
STEP 1: K together through the front leg of the first stitch on both needles.
STEP 2: Repeat with the second stitch on both needles. Now there are 2 stitches on the Right hand needle.
STEP 3: Pull the 1st stitch over the 2nd stitch to bind off
STEP 4: Knit together through the front legs of the next stitches on both needles again and bind off. Repeat this until all stitches are bound off.
Sew up the seam at the back of the heel. Wet to flatten out and leave to dry.
I have crocheted this Spiderman themed blanket for my 9 year old nephew.
All he wanted was a Spiderman costume.
Over the years, I have kept up a steady supply of costumes of various characters for him as he is ever fond of dressing up. Starting with a assortment of costumes of mythological characters- Hanuman, Shiv, Ram- we moved on to some characters inspired by TV and movies like Harry Potter, Doremon and Chakravartin Samrat Ashok. I have knit a Griffindor House scarf to go with the Harry Potter costume. One costume he was particularly fond of was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Most of these costumes were procured from the famous Kinari Bazzar, Chandni Chowk. But now, as the demands become more and more specific, I moved on to Raj Fancy Dresses, Rani Bagh who supplied the customized dresses that I needed
Now coming around to present. For the last few months, he has taken a fancy of Spiderman. This costume was procured easily enough from Raj Fancy Dresses.
But this time I was thrilled because this particular demand gives me a chance to crochet a Spiderman themed Afghan to accompany his costume. Yayyy!!!😊😊😊
Recently, I had discovered that Balaji Wool House at Lajpatnagar stocks Super Bulky yarn. Spiderman blanket gave me the perfect opportunity to try out this yarn.Yayyy again!!!! ☺☺☺☺
So, off I went yarn shopping and one week later, this afghan was ready for dispatch to a very eager kid waiting expectantly for the costume. Yayyy once again!!! 😂😂😂
YARN: Super Bulky yarn 6 wpi
Red-600 gms, Blue-900 gms, Black-900gms HOOK: 10 mm GAUGE: 6 stitches or 9 rows in 4 inches or 10 cm FINISHED SIZE: 75 Inches across from peak to peak
CH- Chain Stitch
DC- Double Crochet
SC- Single Crochet
st/ sts- stitch/ stitches
sl st: Slip stitch
SET UP ROUNDS With RED
CH 4. Join with Sl st to form a ring.
ROUND 1: CH3, 11DC in the round. Join with sl st to the top of beginning CH 3. (12 sts)
ROUND 2: CH3, 1DC in same stitch. 2DC in each st around. Join with sl st to the top of beginning CH 3. (24 sts) JoinBLACK
ROUND 3: CH1 [ Skip next st, (1 SC, CH2, 1 SC) in next st] Repeat around. End with SC in the base of starting CH1, CH2, Join with sl st into the top of beginning CH1 (48 sts) Join BLUE
Join Blue in CH 2 sp.
ROUND 4: . (CH 3, 1 DC, CH2, 2 DC) in CH 2 sp. [(2DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in next CH 2 sp]. Repeat. Join with sl st to top of beginning CH 3. (72 sts)
ROUND 5: Sl st into next CH 2 sp. CH 3 [(2DC, CH2, 2DC) in CH 2 sp, 1 DC in next st. Skip next 2 st. 1 DC in next st.] Repeat. Join with sl st to top of beginning CH 3. (96 sts) Join BLACK
ROUND 6: CH 2, 1 SC in next st, [(1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC) in next CH 2 sp. 1 SC in next 2 sts. Skip next 2 sts. 1 SC in next 2 sts.] Repeat. End with skip 2 sts. Join with sl st into the top of beginning CH1 (96 sts) Join BLUE
ROUND 7: CH 3, !DC in the next st. [(2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in next CH2 sp. 1 DC in next 2 sts. Skip 2 sts. 1 DC in next 3 sts. Repeat. Ending with skip 2 sts. Join with sl st to top of beginning CH 3. (120 sts)
ROUND 8: Sl st into next st. CH 3, 1 DC into 2 sts. [(2 DC, CH2, 2 DC) 1 DC in next 3 sts. Skip 2 sts. 1 DC innext 4 sts. Repeat. Ending with skip 2 sts. Join with sl st to top of beginning CH 3. (144 sts)
Continue in the above set up. The colour scheme that I followed was as follows: Red-2 Rounds, Black-1 Round Blue-2 Rounds,Black-1 Round, Blue-2 Round,Black-1 Round Red-2 Rounds,Black-1 Round, Red-2 Round, Black-1 Round
Continue in this scheme of alternating red and blue bands until you get 3 bands of Blue. End with 3 rounds of Black to create a border. PLEASE NOTE
For all Black Rounds: (1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC) in CH 2 sp.
For all Red and Blue Rounds: (2DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in CH 2 sp.
I started a scarf simple enough for a beginner which was basically just a tube knit in rounds entirely in stockinette stitch. In the end, it so turned out that I ended up knitting up about 80% of the scarf with Shreeya contributing a few rows as and when she could.
But it was a fun altogether and both of us enjoyed the process. On hindsight, I have to acknowledge that knitting this scarf was so much fun for ME that I ended up knitting more than I intended to.
In my own excitement, I did not give my daughter sufficient opportunity to knit the scarf. 😉
So, I offer the pattern of this scarf here. If not my daughter, then this pattern might prove useful to some other beginner. Or maybe like me, some other experienced knitter in need for a pattern for some mindless knitting might make use of these notes.
Only thing a bit tricky in this pattern is knitting stripes. To get jogless stripes while knitting in the round, followed the trick of slipping the first stitch of the color change round. I found this trick here. And I suggest that you too, should practice this technique before starting this scarf to get a truly seamless finish.
Yarn: Fingering weight or 4ply yarn.
I have used Ganga Acro Baby Pearls (8 balls 25 gm each)
Main color (MC): Yellow 150 grams 6 balls Shade #63
Contrast color (CC): Black 50 gms 2 balls Shade #29
Needles:3.25 mm 16 inches circular
Hook :to add fringe
72 inches by 8 inches +4 inches fringe
Cast on 80 stitches in MC
Knit in rounds. Follow the color scheme given below to create the Trapped band pattern.
MC 42 rows
CC 6 rows
MC 8 rows
CC 6 rows
Repeat these 62 rows as per your preference of the length of the scarf
Knit MC 42 rows to end.
Cast off and add fringe to the scarf to finish off.
Whenever I have wanted to create Art, I find myself drawn to mandalas. Pun intended 🙂
So it was no surprise that during #Inktober2017 , I found myself drawing mandalas once again. I was required to post a piece of art everyday. And since I cannot devote more than a couple of hours per day to Art, I decided to create a Mandala Coloring Page every day instead of completed Mandalas.
A Few of these Coloring Pages are listed now at my Etsy shop
Do check out if you are interested and share feed back.
Some free patterns are also available right here on this blog.