Tuesday 31 July 2012

Free Shell Hat Pattern

 Shell Hat 3 yrs+

The pattern is in US terms
Items required
5mm (H) hook
Double knit (8ply) with the colour of your choice. I used cream.
Stitch marker
Wool needle
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408@gmail.com
At the end of each round just carry on. 
Mark the start of each round and then move marker as a round is completed. You Don’t need to ss to join you just carry on to make the next round
HK - hook
CH - chain
SS – Slip Stitch
HDC – half double crochet
SC – Single Crochet
SC INC – Single Crochet increase
SC DEC – Single Crochet increase
HDC INC – Half double crochet Increase.  Increase by placing 2 hdc in 1 stitch.
HDC DEC – Half double crochet decrease.  Yarn over hook, through 1st stitch, yarn over hook through, hook through next stitch, yarn over hook pull through.  Yarn over hook and pull through all the loops.
2” = 7 stitches x 6 rows
If your hat is coming out too big go down one hook size and vice versa if it’s too small.
Sizing guide:
This Hat fits most ages 3 yrs + as they usually stretch.  If you are wanting to make it larger, add another row of HDC increases and add another row to the pattern.
Using 5mm (H) hook and cream yarn.
Ch 2 (or use magic circle)
Round 1)              6 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook (6)
Round 2)              6 hdc inc (12)
Round 3)              *1 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (18)
Round 4)              *2 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (24)
Round 5)              *3 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (30)
Round 6)              *4 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (36)
Round 7)              *5 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (42)
Round 8)              *6 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (48)
Round 9)              *7 hdc, hdc inc * x 6 (54)
Round 10)            *8 hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (60)
Round 11)            *9hdc, hdc inc* x 6 (66)
Round 12-23)      hdc around (66)
Round 24)            1 ss, 5 hdc in the next stitch, * 2 ss, 5 hdc in next stitch* x 21, 1ss, finish

Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Susand1408@gmail.com http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/              ©Crochet Addict UK 2013 

Sunday 29 July 2012

Giveaway Sunday Week 20

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

I'm afraid I don't have any winnings to show you this week.
I have been concentrating on designing hats
so haven't been entering as many competitions.

Don't worry I have still found some for you:






Good Luck!

I have no affiliation with any of the giveaways.
These are just giveaways I've found.

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giveaways you are hosting or you have found
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Just me Waffling in the early morning hours

It's 5:30am in the morning.
I am awake as my poor dog has just had another fit.
It's such a shame because there is nothing you can do for him.
He doesn't have enough to get medicated
& there are that many side effects that it's better for him not to have them.
It was another 10 min fit so it's a long time to watch him having it.
We stroked him and tried to keep him calm.
I'm now downstairs with him.

He is recovering nicely 
& there are no long term side effects.

I am grateful today for having such a fantastic husband.
Whilst we were at Legoland he queued and went
on most of the rides with Little Red.
I kept having to find a bench and rest.
My mum and dad came and they also took him on some rides
and went with him whilst she played on the play areas.
Without my family supporting me I know I wouldn't cope as well with my CFS.

My husband drove us there and back.
3 hours there and about 5 1/2 hours back (accident on the motorway).
Then Friday and yesterday
he cleaned the house, did all the shopping for the party
built Little Red's new toys & new bike.
He also looked after Little Red whilst I had a few lie downs.
He is worth his weight in gold!

We are having 4 of Little Red's friends round 
to make pizza's.
He decided to go to Legoland instead
of having a normal birthday party.
I didn't want him to miss out so I came
up with the idea of a pizza party.
It won't be a big party but I think him and his friends will enjoy it.
It is also something that won't need me to move about a lot.

I'm behind on my emails etc at the moment
as this week has been focused on Little Red.
I promise that I will catch up on them
& I'm not ignoring you.

Anyway I've waffled enough
and I'm making another hat.
Little Red wants a cow hat.

A quick heads up 
keep watching over the next couple of days
as there is another free pattern coming up.

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!

Saturday 28 July 2012

Guest Blogger Week 23 Mom With A Hook

I would like to say a huge welcome
to Sara

Thank you Susan for letting me guest post on your blog again. Last time I shared my tiny egg and pancake pattern and today I have a little coaster pattern to share. For more patterns just visit my crochet blog. 

A little about me - I'm Sara also known as Momwithahook, a mom of 2 boys and I started crocheting when pregnant with my last son. I enjoy crochet a lot - I blog about crochet, write articles about crochet and even wrote a wee eBook about crochet called Hooking for Cash. :) Enjoy.

Free Crochet Pattern: Picot Coaster

2 colors (yellow & cream) Caron 4-ply worsted weight
I - Hook
Tapestery Needle to sew in ends

Stitches Used: American Terms
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
sc increase - 2 sc in same stitch

Picot - chain 3, sl st in 3rd chain from hook

Work in a spiral do not join
Start with a ch2, make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2sc in each stitch around (12 sc)
1sc in first stitch, increase in next stitch (repeat this pattern around) (18 sc)
1sc in 2 stitches, increase in next stitch (repeat this pattern around) (24 sc)
1sc in 4 stitches, increase in next stitch (repeat this pattern around) (30 sc)
sl st to first sc made, end off and weave in ends

Join with a sl st to any stitch with cream yarn, ch 1
ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sc in next stitch
picot, sc in next stitch (repeat this all around the circle)
sl st to join in first stitch and end off, weave in ends

This can easily be made smaller for a magnet or made in different colors with a little button at the center for a flower applique - use it how ever you wish.

Find me online at:
Crochet with Mom - teaching crochet blog
Momwithahook's Journal - crochet patterns, reviews and other topics
Crochet Business Blog - all about crochet blogging

Thank you again Susan it has been great sharing with your readers.

If you have any questions please comment below.

Thank you ever so much Sara!
I don't know about you but
I'll be making one of these!
Please check out Sara's sites!
Her work is fantastic!

Friday 27 July 2012

I've Made Friday Week 19

Morning Everyone

Sorry my post is a bit later than normal.
We took Little Red to Legoland
for his birthday.
We only got back yesterday evening
so I am a bit behind.

He loved every minuet of it!
It was expensive and they did try and get more money off you
at every opportunity but it was fantastic!
We had 2 days there but by 3pm on the first
day I was about to collapse
& we left about 1:30pm
on the 2nd day so we could make our way home.

There was so much for him to do and he had such a great time.
He kept telling us it was his best birthday ever!
Sorry the picture is sideways blogger playing up again!

I made 2 new hats up this week.
I made a seal hat for 3 yrs+ 
& a Polar Bear hat for 3 yrs+

I also now have 3 pattern books
for purchase



I am in the process of finishing off a set for Owls as well.
I'll hopefully have them finished for the end of next week.

I still haven't finished my book yet
I will give my full latest review as soon as I've finished it.

Now it's your turn:

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Thursday 26 July 2012

Thursday Homemade Love Week 19

I hope you are all having a good week!

This weeks theme is:

My pattern for a crocodile hat is:

Etsy Finds:
 Etsy Crochet Patterns:
 Ravelry Crochet Patterns For Sale:
 Ravelry Free Patterns:
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