Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FREE PATTERN/TUTORIAL - Breezybot Flower, with Tendrils

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BREEZYBOT FLOWER WITH TENDRILS


This example is made with worsted cotton yarn with a 5mm hook for the flower and a 4.25 mm hook for the tendrils. Gauge is not important, as long as the stitches are as tight or loose as you want them.


Center:
Make a reverse slip knot (so that it’s tightened by pulling the tail, rather than the yarn attached to your skein). Open loop to about an inch diameter.

Within the loop, sc 1 and ch 2 (this will form your first stitch), dc 11, pull yarn tail to tighten loop, then sl stitch your last dc to the top of the first stitch to form a circle. If you are chaning color for the petals, tie off. (You can weave in the ends here, as I did, or leave them until the end. If the item you’re attaching to is the same color, leave the tails long so you can stitch it to the item without showing).



Petals:
Sl st your petal color into one of the FRONT loops of the circle. [Ch 3, sk 1, sl st 1] around to form 6 arcs.
Working in each arc, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1.
When you’ve made your 6 petals, sl st to join and tie off.
(You can weave in the ends here, as I did, or leave them until the end. If the item you’re attaching to is the same color, leave the tails long so you can stitch it to the item without showing).





Tendrils:
Starting in the BACK loop behind where you joined one of the petals, sc to join, ch 13
*Working back along the chain, sl st 1, then sc 3 in each of the next 9 st, then sc 1 in each of the last 2 st.
Sc 1 in each of next 2 st. (You should now be in the back loop behind where you attached another petal). Repeat from * to form second tendril. Tie off. (You can weave in the ends here, as I did, or leave them until the end. If the item you’re attaching to is the same color, leave the tails long so you can stitch it to the item without showing).



If you haven’t already, weave in the extra ends, leaving only the tails you’ll use to stitch on to your item.

Friday, December 9, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Breezybot Amigurumi Octopus - finger puppet or plushie!

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Materials/Equipment:
Worsted yarn (Red Heart Super Saver in Heather, shown)
4.25 G Hook
Gauge not important  - you just need to make sure the holes between stitches are small enough to not show the stuffing!

Amigurumi is worked in continuous rounds. Don’t slip stitch to join or chain at the end of each row.

Body:
Make a magic circle
Round 1 - sc 6 in the circle (6)
Round 2 - sc 2 in each st (12)
Round 3 - [sc 2, sc 2 in next st], repeat around (16)
Round 4 - [sc 3, sc 2 in next st], repeat around (20)
Round 5-7 - sc around (20) - repeat 3 rows
Round 8 - [sc 3, sc 2 tog], repeat around (16)
Round 9 - [sc 2, sc 2 tog], repeat around (12)
Round 10 - [sc 2, sc 2 tog], repeat around (8)
  *do not tie off - continue to the first leg

Legs:
*Chain 10
Starting in 1st ch, sl stitch 1 in each of the first two ch, then [sc 2 in each ch] x7 (this should take you to back to the body.
Slip stitch in the next st from Rd 10 of the body, then repeat from * until you have 8 legs.
Slip stitch in base of first leg to join.

With black yarn and a yarn needle, stitch the eyes and mouth, as desired.

You can either tie off weave in ends here for a finger puppet, or stuff with fiberfill and close the bottom for a teeny plushie.

Close the bottom:
In a base stitch on each leg, sc 1 (8)
Sc 2 tog around (4), and tie off, leaving a 4” tail
With a yarn needle, use the tail to stitch the remaining hold closed, then tie off and weave in the end.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FREE PATTERN Breezybot Ribbon Baby Beanie

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BREEZYBOT RIBBON BABY BEANIE

I've had several requests lately for this particular modification, so here it is!

With worsted cotton yarn
5mm hook

Rounds 1-8 are worked in spiral/continuous rounds - do not tie off, slip stitch, or chain at end of each round; just continue to next round:
Ch 4, sl st to join to make a loop, ch 1
Rd 1 - working in center of loop, sc 9, hdc 1 (10)
Working in all back loops for the rest of the pattern:
Rd 2 - hdc 2 in next 9 st, dc 2 in last st (20)
Rd 3 - [dc 1, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (30)
Rd 4 - [dc 2, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (40)
Rd 5 - [dc 9, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (44)
Rd 6-7 - dc around (44)
Rd 8 -  dc 40, hdc 2, sc 2, sl st
You'll now be working in "joined" rounds.
Rd 9 -  ch 4, tc (triple crochet) around, sl st (at top of ch 4) to join
Rd 10 - ch 2, hdc around, sl st (at top of ch 2) to join
Tie off, weave in ends

Choose a ribbon that fits in the triple crochet round (round 9) easily and weave it between the posts in that round. Tie a bow, making sure to leave enough slack to accommodate the stretch of the hat. (Using a stretchy ribbon is recommended).
If you test this pattern, please let me know how it works in the comments, or send me a message! Thank you!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Our new crafty adventure: SOAP!

German Chocolate Cake Coffee Scrub Soap
Hi, all! BIG news for our family - we've officially launched my husband's handcrafted soap business: Sweet Trade Soap Company! We're having a ridiculously good, clean time. ;)  All our soaps are artfully handmade with natural ingredients.

In case you'd like to see what we've been up to, here's our shop's link: http://sweettradesoap.storenvy.com/


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Just a reminder that there's still plenty of time to ship from Sweet Trade or Breezybot before the holidays! ;)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Baby crochet football helmet!

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Materials/tools:
Worsted cotton yarn in 2 or 3 desired colors
4.25 mm G hook (or 5.0mm hook for 3-6m)
Yarn needle

Special instructions:
Counts in (parentheses) include the first chain of each round or row

Earflap:
Working in joined rounds

With color A, Ch 5, slip stitch to make a ring
Rd 1: ch 3 (counts as first DC), then DC 19 in the center of ring to make a circle, slip stitch to join, do not turn (20)
Rd 2 -ch 3, Dc 2 in 1st st, [DC 1, DC 2 in next st] around, slip stitch to join, ch 3, TURN (30)

Helmet:
Now you'll be working in back-and-forth rows instead of joined rounds
Continuing with color A:
Row 1: DC 2 in first st, then [DC 2, DC 2 in next st] repeat [] x4, DC 2, ch 3, turn (20)
Row 2: DC 2 in next st, [DC 3, DC 2 in next st] repeat [] x4, DC 2, ch 1, turn (25)
Row 3: sc 2, HDC 1, HDC 2 in next st, [DC 4, DC 2 in next st] repeat [] x2, DC 4, HDC 2 in next st, HDC 1, sc 3, ch 1, turn (30)
Row 4*-5: sc 2, hdc 3, dc 18, hdc 3, sc 3 (30)
*OPTIONAL - on row 4, use color B or C to make stripes along the sides, then switch back to color A for row 5

Repeat above to make second side.

Match sides together and, with color B, SC 30 to connect the two sides and make a ridge
Tie off and weave in end from one side and ridge, but leave the tail for the second side.

Use the tail to sc around the edges:
From center of back, sc 18 (to halfway around the first earflap)
Ch 23
In 3rd ch, dc 20, sl st to join to earflap (skipping 2 stitches from where the ch started). Sc around the rest of the edge
Tie off, weave in all remaining ends

Attach button opposite the start of the chin strap.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Puffy heart - ornament, mobile, or applique!


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Heart appliqué

Worsted weight yarn, 4.25 mm hook
Gauge not important, though if you're making the puffy heart, you'll want to make sure the holes between your stitches are small enough to hide the stuffing.


Ch 13

Rd 1 – sc 4, [sc 2 tog] x2, sc 3, sc 2 in last ch, ROTATE to back of ch, sc 2 in 1st ch, sc 3, [sc 2 in next ch] x2, sc 3, sc 2 in last ch, slip stitch to join, ch 2, rotate to continue to next round - DO NOT TURN

Rd 2 – sc 4, sc 3 tog, sc 3, [sc 2 in next st] x2, sc 6, sc 3 in next st, sc 6, sc 2 in last st, slip stitch to join, ch 2, rotate

Rd 3 – sc 3, [sc 2 tog] x2, sc 2, [sc 2 in next st] x 3, sc 7, [sc 2 in next st] x2, sc 7, [sc 2 in next st] x2, slip stitch to join, tie off.


For a puffy heart, repeat appliqué pattern to make a second heart, line up with “wrong/back” sides facing each other, slip stitch back loops together, leaving a small opening. Stuff with desired stuffing, then slip stitch remaining back loops to close, tie off, weave in ends.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FREE Pattern - Breezybot Newborn Pixie Hat

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BREEZYBOT NEWBORN PIXIE HAT

Worsted cotton yarn
5mm hook



For subtle stripes, crochet this hat in all back loops, or alternate rows (eg - crochet odd rows in back loops, even rows in front loops)

Ch 55, turn
R 1 - Starting in 3rd ch from hook, dc 52, ch 3, turn (you may wish to change color here)
Rd 2-9 - dc 35 (skipping the last 17, which will be the chin strap), ch 3, turn
Fold in half so it forms a square, "right" side in. Slip stitch or whip stitch up the back seam, then tie off and weave in ends
OPTIONAL: SC a contrasting color from chin to chin (35 st) on the back side of the ch.
Sew a button on the corner opposite the chin strap.


If you test this pattern, please let me know how it works in the comments, or send me a message! Thank you!










As requested, here's an example of the back seam when connected by a whip stitch.


I basically just hold the two sides together and, using a yarn needle and the tail of the last row (18" tail is more than enough), sew the back loops of each set of stitches together, going through the loops, over the top, through the loops.... You should get something  pretty flat and even.


Slip stitching is a bit quicker for me, but it leaves a ridge so I usually do it on the inside and turn it inside out. It's really up to you how you like to finish it off! <:


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Breezybot Beanie Variations

Hi there!

Here are a few variations to the pattern I posted on Thursday.

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Frilly brim
Replace Rd 10: ch 3; working in all front loops, DC 2 in each st, sl st to join (88)
Rd 11: ch 3, working in both loops, [DC 3, DC 2 in next st], repeat around (99)
























Wavy brim
Replace Round 10: ch 1; [sc 1, hdc 1, dc 2 in next st, hdc 1] repeat around, sl st to join (54)

Cap brim  {updated 1/6/2012}
After Round 10: *ch 1; sc 2 in next st, hdc 2, dc 2 in next st, dc 2, dc 2 in next st, dc 2, dc 2 in next st, dc 2, dc 2 in next st, hdc 2, sc 2 in next st, sl st 1, tie off, weave in ends.
If you test these patterns, please send me a message or leave a note in the comments to let me know how they worked! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FREE PATTERN! Breezybot Baby Beanie

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BREEZYBOT BABY BEANIE

This is the base of many of my newborn hats! Slight variations can be made to leave space for ribbon or add ears, puffballs, a brim, or other details!

With worsted cotton yarn
5mm hook

Worked in spiral rounds - do not tie off or chain at end of each round; just continue to next round:
Ch 4, sl st to join to make a loop, ch 1
Rd 1 - working in center of loop, sc 9, hdc 1 (10)
Working in all back loops for the rest of the pattern:
Rd 2 - hdc 2 in next 9 st, dc 2 in last st (20)
Rd 3 - [dc 1, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (30)
Rd 4 - [dc 2, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (40)
Rd 5 - [dc 9, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (44)
Rd 6-8 - dc around (44)
Rd 9 - dc 40, hdc 2, sc 2, sl st
Rd 10* - ch 2, hdc around, sl st to join
Tie off, weave in ends

*If you would like to see other brim variations for this beanie, check out my Breezybot Beanie Variations post at http://breezybot.blogspot.com/2011/08/breezybot-beanie-variations-free-test.html

If you test this pattern, please let me know how it works in the comments, or send me a message! Thank you!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to Breezybot's blog! My name is Brieshon, and I will be using this page to share creations, news, and other fun stuff about Breezybot designs, as well as to request help for testing crochet patterns!

You can find my online shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BrieshonE, and you can see much more at my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Breezybot-by-Brieshon-DAgostini/164335903598476

Stay tuned - my first pattern to test will be coming in the next few days! :)