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Well it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged anything! Life has been hectic, crazy, great, stressful & everything in between. I’ve taken some time to study, research,jot & test my own patterns for my shop. Soooo on this beautiful fall day I thought I would pop in & share a free beginner lace knit boot cuff pattern to say thanks for hanging in there with me & dealing with my sporadic appearances on this blog. I can’t make any promises but hopefully I will manage to be a bit more consistent with my updates 😉

This boot cuff pattern is knit on straight needles and then seamed together using the wonderful seamless mattress stitch Please keep in mind I am far from an expert nor am I a very
experienced knitter. If you happen upon any mistakes within this pattern my apologies in advance 😉
If you have any questions/ suggestions in regards to this pattern please do not hesitate to bring them to my attention. I am unsure if this cuff can be worked in the round. If you happen to figure that out and would like to share…that’d be great! 😉

Pattern Notes:
Pattern is worked in multiples of 10 + 1
It is recommended to take measurements of calf circumference to be sure of proper fit. If you find cuff too snug around try going up a 1/2 to a full size needle.

Supplies:
Size 6.0mm straight needles
Worsted weight yarn of your choice. I would recommend staying away from novelty yarns as the details of this lace pattern may become lost. A flat wool or blended yarn works nicely.

Terms:
K-Knit
P-Purl
BO- bind off
Yo – yarn over. Wrap yarn over from back to front before knitting next stitch ( stitch increase)
Co – cast on.
Sl 1- slip one stitch purl-wise from left needle to right needle
K2tog- knit next two stitches together
Psso- pass slip stitch over. with left needle grab the slipped stitch from right needle and pass it over the k2tog just made. ( stitch decrease)

Pattern:
CO 51 stitches using the long tail cast on method
Row1. K1 *yo,k3,sl1,k2tog,paso,k3,yo,k1* repeat *-* to end applies to each row.
Row 2 & even rows: Purl all stitches
Row3. K1 *k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2*
Row 5. K1 * k2,yo, k1, sl1,k2tog,psso,k1, yo, k3*
Row 7. K1 *k3,yo,sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4*

Repeat these 8 rows 2x’s more for a 5 in length cuff. Add additional repeats for desired length.

BO on last purl row (8) leaving a tail long enough to stitch side seam.

Happy knitting!

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I confess I have had a little bit of a crochet doily obsession as of late.  To prove my point enjoy a  few quick IPad captures:

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worked this beauty from a diagram pattern. So excited I finally made the plunge!
The plan is to turn this one into a bowl.   I’ll share when it’s complete.

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I almost gave up on this  because I don’t really care for patterns that require breaking off and finishing things separately. Call me crazy but I like to have the freedom to rip stitches if I’m not thrilled with how the pattern is working up……However I loved how this turned out so happy that I hung in there!    Find the free pattern  HERE

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in my world these items go together 🙂

 

If you are one of the lucky folks who have a three-day weekend….ENJOY!

I am not one of them.

Peace!

 

 

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100% white Egyptian cotton…love!

Hi. My name is Karen and I am a yarn hoarder.   Yes, it’s true, I do tend to collect lovely yarns & fabrics. I have loads  tucked away in my “maybe someday” vault.    It’s as though they call to me and I just can’t leave them once I spot them…I’ve just gotta have em.    I adore cotton threads…and love working with them.   I have a tendency to be attracted to light colored yarns.  White is actually my favorite because I figure any  items made can be dyed if need be.  Personally I never find the need to dye anything.

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flower motif white cotton crochet collar
pattern for this collar can be found on my link for DROPS. Wonderful pattern.

As of late I have really been into crocheting these lovely detachable collars.  Initially I made one for myself & wore it atop a plain grey cashmere sweater.  Loved the result!  It added that extra oomph to an otherwise very expensive albeit dull looking cashmere.

Crochet collars are super easy to make and  work up rather quickly which is always a great incentive for those of us who love instant gratification.  I actually enjoy spending time and energy on my crochet projects, in fact I’m working on a table runner that is quite intricate and time consuming. My estimation is I will have my runner complete in about 6 – 8 years months, which is fine   but its always nice to work on something small and unique in between the larger projects.  Its a wonderful intermission & I find it helps keep my creative juices flowing.

A few of my inspirations for my own collar- I have made quite a few of these for gifts and of course myself  and LOVE them!
Lululoves Blog

Adorable collar free pattern

and a cute pattern from Drops

Here are a few photos of the ones that I have made using the  patterns listed above and some of my own:

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this was made from the pattern listed under DROPS. Love Love Love

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eventually I will post up a DIY how to for this collar. It’s fabulous!

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While I do own an online Etsy shop where I sell some of my crochet and knit goodies, I’ve not made use of it for over a year!  Life sometimes has a way of getting in the way of plans.  When things calm down & I do decide it is the right time, I will reopen my shop & definitely will consider selling some of my own collars & patterns.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Peace, K.

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Last night I posted a little teaser for this jar cozy  with the promise to post up a free crochet pattern.  Since I like to keep my promises…….

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Olive Ewe Jar Cozy Pattern:

I created my cozy for an 8oz.  sized glass olive oil jar that is square in shape.   I’m certain this pattern can be fashioned to any sized square bottle by simply creating your starting chains longer by adding a few extra chains onto the beginning 4 chains of 20. (sounds confusing…it really is not)   For example my pattern requires 4 chains of 20 in order to fit snugly around my olive oil jar.      The bottom will look like a cross that overlaps the edges a bit as in my photo example.

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This is an original pattern created with love by me & is my absolute pleasure to share with you to use and enjoy.  My only request is that you not sell items made from this pattern online & if you happen to post pictures online of your finished project using this pattern please link my page. Give credit where credit is due. Thanks so much!  Enjoy!!!

Lets get started!

Please note I am not a pattern jotting expert!  I’ve only ever written patterns for friends to try, and well because they are friends I doubt very much  they would want to tell me I’m not very good at it!  hahaha…   I will do my best here and if you happen to notice any mistakes feel free to bring them to my attention!   If you get stuck on any part of this pattern, feel free to hit me up here and I will do my very best to help walk you through.

Materials I used:

Thread size 6 (mine was purchased overseas and is 100% Egyptian cotton)
Steel crochet hook size 0
-or any light weight thread cotton yarn and matching size hook.

Crochet Terms (American English):

ch= chain
SC = Single Crochet
Sl_ slip stitch

Pattern:

Round 1.  *Make a beginning chain of 21, sc twice into the 20th chain from your hook* <*you may need to add or subtract a few beginning chains in order to fit your particular jar>  Measure it on the bottom of your container by centering it,  to see if it reaches over the sides a bit.  If so, your good to go!
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Repeat from * to * 3 times more join with a sl to first sc – you will sc twice into the same chain as the first each time.  You now have four loops of 20 with 2 sc between each loop.

Round 2. Sl into the first 10 chains of the beginning chain 20, ch 1,  sc, ch3, sc in same chain space.  *Chain 10, sc, ch3, sc* in each loop around. sl to join in first sc.
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Round 3. <this round will begin continuous rounds without joining>
sl into first chain 3 space.
ch1, sc, ch 3, sc in same space, *chain 5, sc, ch3, sc in next chain 3 space* *to* around. do not join on this round or proceeding rounds.

Round 4.  sc, ch 3, sc in chain three space, ch 5, *sc, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space, chain 5*  repeat *to* around
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Round 5.  repeat round 4 continuously, until desire length.  You can finish off any way you choose. I made a little crochet i-cord using some soft wool scraps from a sweater I made last year…. weaved the cord into each loop around the neck of the bottle….  Its simple and cute.  You can use ribbon or crochet a cute border.  The sky is the limit people!

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Whats really fantastic is no one would ever guess there is a bottle of olive oil sitting on my dresser in my bedroom.  It looks as though it belongs there  amongst all my other pretty things …it actually does serve a purpose for reasons I will explain on a later blog.

Til then, Peace, love and blessings
K.

Olive Ewe- Crochet glass jar Cozy

There is a story behind this bottle cozy I designed a few days ago, but I won’t bore you with all the mundane details except to say that I keep a glass jar of virgin olive oil on my dresser in my bedroom ( there is a perfectly sane & innocent reason for this which I will blog about another time ) I wanted to make it a little more room appropriate, hence the short (ish) version of how this little gem came to be.

For those of you who enjoy a little instant gratification stay tuned for a free written pattern for this cozy!
K.

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