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Friday, March 12, 2010

Free Patterns

Okay, I'm a moron and can't figure out how to make a link to put a couple of patterns I made. So, I'm posting them here. They are both from workshops I did when I worked at Michaels. I hope you enjoy them!!

Wrist Warmers

by Sharon Hoelzle

Wear these indoors in place of gloves to keep you hands and wrists warm. Your fingers will be free to pick up items or write. Enjoy!

Materials: size 8 or 10 needles, yarn in your favorite color.

Sizes: 32 stitches will make a women’s size small, for smaller hands, cast on 28 stitches, for larger hands cast on 36 stitches.


CO 32 (or amount for size you need)

Work in K1 P1 ribbing until about seven inches long.


Fold in half. Starting at top edge, sew one inch down from top, leaving about a one inch space for thumb. Finish seaming down to bottom edge.

Beaded Scarf

by Sharon Hoelzle

Materials: 2 skeins Caron Simply Soft Chunky

US size 10.5 needles

US size G crochet hook

optional beading supplies: package of beads, lace crochet hook

Special Instructions: Yarn Over - start with yarn behind needle, bring to front as if to purl, one wrap - bring to back and around to front again, two wraps, etc.


(cut 56 8” strands for fringe. save till end)

CO 14

Rows 1, 2, 3 - K across

Row 4 - *K1 YO3,* repeat from *to* till last stitch, K1

you will now have 39 extra stitches on your needle

Row 5 - K1, *drop extra yo stitches, K1* repeat from *to* until last stitch, K1

Repeat Rows 1-5 for pattern

BO at desired length

Fringe - Taking two strands together, fold in half. With crochet hook, pull loop through each space on CO edge. Bring single ends through loop, pull to tighten. Repeat on BO edge.

Optional Bead Work

Determine what row you would like to have beads.

Using small crochet hook, insert hook into bead. With crochet hook (bead is already on) lift the loop of yarn off the left needle and pull through bead. Replace loop onto left needle. Knit this stitch.

Continue this until you have the amount of beading you want.

Experiment with bead placement until you are satisfied with the results. Placing the beading between two knit rows, makes a tightly placed bead that will not move around. The bead will stand out when using a contrasting color. Placing the bead on an elongated stitch will result in a loosely placed bead that will freely move along the length of the stitch.

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