Skull beanie

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Set up round: Chain 120, close with a slip stitch.

Round 1-4: Single crochet – continue to work around instead of closing with a slip stitch each round.

Round 5 and further: Single crochet, work according to pattern.

Round 1 after pattern: Mark every 12. stitch, and work stitch 11 and 12 together.

Round 2-3 after pattern: Single crochet.

Round 4 after pattern: Work stitch 3 and 4 together.

Round 5-6 after pattern: Single crochet.

Round 7 after pattern: Work stitcch 7 and 8 together.

Round 8-9 after pattern: Single crochet.

Round 10 after pattern: Work stitch 1 and 2 together.

Round 11-12 after pattern: Single crochet

Round 13 after pattern: Work stitch 5 and 6 together.

Round 14 after pattern: Single crochet

Round 15 after pattern: Work stitch 1 and 2 together.

Round 16 after pattern: Single crochet.

Round 17 after pattern: Work stitch 2 and 3 together

Round 18 after pattern: Single crochet

Round 19 after pattern: Work stitch 3 and 4 together

Round 20 after pattern: Single crochet

Round 21 after pattern: Work stitch 1 and 2 together

Round 22 after pattern: Single crochet

Round 23 after pattern: Work 3 and 3 stitches together until there’s 4 stitches left, finish off.

Skull

Sun hat

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Use the same pattern as for beanie for bad hair days to make the top part of the hat.

Turn the hat upside down to make the brim.

Round 1: Single crochet. Mark every ten stitches.

Round 2: Increase 1 stitch at every marker.

Round 3: Single crochet.

Continue as round 2 and 3 until you reach desired with of the brim.

Last round: Work around a single strand of steel wire or some other suitable wire that can be shaped as you like.

Flower

Round 1: Chain 5 and close with a slip stitch – I have used black left over yarn.

Round 2: Work 10 single crochets into the ring.

Round 3: Change colour if you like to yellow or green and work 2 single crochets in every single crochet from round 2.

Round 4: Change to main colour (split the yarn again if it’s too thick), and work like this in every single crochet from round 3 to make the petals: Chain 12, turn and make a single crochet in stitch number 10 in the chain. Work 2 more single crochets, then 3 half double crochets, and continue with double crochets and finish each petal with a slip stitch. Work like this all around and finish off with a slip stitch.

When you stitch the flower to the hat, do it loosely..

Beanie for bad hair days

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First of all – I bought some yarn that has a really nice color and texture. Unfortunately it’s way too thick to be pleasant to wear in summer, so I split it. The yarn consists of four separate threads, each of which is a mix of white cotton and natural colored linen. With two threads this works just fine. For those of you that hasn’t got the patience to do this, just buy some yarn that you like and that is suitable for a 2,5 mm hook, and start from there.

Setup round: Chain 128 stitches and joint to a ring with a slip stitch. (Most patterns start from the top, and that’s just fine if you know that you’ll end up having a hat that fits your head, but you normally don’t, so I start from the bottom, so that I could check if it fitted right away.)

Round 1 – 5: Start the round with a chain stitch, then work single crochets all around, and join each round with a slip stitch.

Round 6 – 22: Start the round with 3 chain stitches, then *skip 1 stitch, 1 half double crochet in the next stitch, 1 chain stitch*, repeat from * to * all round, and join with a slip stitch in the 2nd of the three chain stitches you started with.

Round 23 – 25: As row 1 – 5.

Round 26: Put markers every 16 stitches and decrease 1 stitch for each marker. Decrease from 2 to 1 stitches invisibly like this: In the first stitch just hook the yarn on to the needle, but don’t pull through – leave the loop on the needle. Then hook the yarn onto the needle in the second stitch, and finally pull through all three loops.

Round 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43 and 45: As row 1 – 5.

Round 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44: As row 26.

Round 46, 47, 48, 49, 50: As row 26.

Round 51: Use the same decrease stitch as earlier, but now you reduce from 8 to 4 stitches, and pull the thread through.

Optional: Flower, make a hat of it (coming up soon).

Espadrillos para la platja

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Well, these will be my summer shoes from now on, the ribbons are temporary, until I find some in light brown leather.

Instructions for making these are as follows: Get some Prym soles, or use some old espadrilles that you don’t like and some cotton yarn. I have used Solberg Fiol, and crocheting needle 1,25 mm. It’s important to use as small a needle as possible, so that the fabric wont stretch too much in use. You can also of course line these with a sturdy cotton fabric if you want more solid shoes.

Front part:

Start with chain 48.

Row 1: Chain 3, 48 double crochets.

Row 2: Chain 3, 46 double crochets, skip 1, 1 double crochet.

Row 3: As row 2, but only 45 double crochets before the skip 1 and 1 double crochet.

Row 4: Chain 3, 9 double crochets, 8 half doble crochets, 8 single crochets, 8 half double crochets, 9 double crochets, skip 1, 1 double crochet.

Row 5: As row 4, but only 7 single crochets in the middle.

Row 6: As row 4, but you should have 8 double crochets first and last instead of 9.

Row 7: Chain 1, 17 single crochets, 16 half double crochets, 7 double crochets, skip 1, 1 double crochet.

Row 8: Chain 3, 8 double crochets, 16 half double crochets, 15 single crochets, skip 1, 1 single crochet.

Row 9: As row 7, but 15 single crochets in the start.

Row 10: As row 4, but you should have 7 double crochets first and last instead of 9.

Row 11: As row 4, but you should have 7 double crochets first and last and 7 single crochets in the middle.

Row 12: As row 4, but you should have 7 double crochets first and last, and 7 half double crochets on both sides.

Row 13: As row 2, but only 35 double crochets before the skip 1 and 1 double crochet.

Row 14: As row 2, but only 34 double crochets before the skip 1 and 1 double crochet.

Row 15: As row 2, but only 33 double crochets before the skip 1 and 1 double crochet.

Make the other one the same, but turn it when you attach it to the sole.

Heel – optional:
(I’m not entirely happy with this, it’s a little too big I think, so you can try and make it smaller if you like, maybe 10 to start instead – adapt as needed in the numbers of stitches), and skip the repeats of rows 13 – 18 and 36 – 41 to get a tighter fit)

Start with chain 18.

Row 1: Chain 3, 17 double crochets.

Row 2: As row 1, but make 1 extra double crochet in the start and skip 1 in the end.

Row 3: As row 1.

Row 4: As row 2.

Row 5: As row 1.

Row 6: Chain 1, 5 single crochets, 6 half double crochets, 6 double crochets.

Row 7: Chain 3, 5 double crochets, 3 half double crochets, 3 single crochets, 1 slip stich, turn.

Row 8: Chain 1, 3 single crochets, 3 half double crochets, 6 double crochets.

Row 9: Chain 3, 2 double crochets, 2 half double crochets, 2 single crochets, 1 slip stitch, turn.

Row 10: Chain 1, 2 single crochets, 2 half double crochets, 3 double crochets.

Row 11: Chain 3, 5 double crochets, 6 half double crochets, 6 single crochets.

Row 12: Chain 1, 5 single crochets, 6 half double crochets, 6 single crochets.

Row 13 – 18: As row 7 – 12.

Row 19:  Chain 1, 2 single crochets, chain 4, skip 4, 7 single crochets, 1 slip stitch, turn.

Row 20: Chain 1, 13 single crochets.

Row 21: As row 11.

Row 22: As row 6.

Row 23 – 24: Chain 3, 17 double crochets.

Row 25: As row 11.

Row 26: As row 6.

Row 27: As row 19.

Row 28: As row 20.

Row 29: As row 11.

Row 30: As row 12.

Row 31: As row 9.

Row 32: As row 10.

Row 33: As row 7.

Row 34: As row 8.

Row 35: As row 11.

Row 36 – 41: As row 30 – 35.

Row 42: As row 1.

Row 43 – 46: As row 2 – 5 (be sure to check if this makes a crescent shape, otherwise change the end in which you increase and decrease).

Ribbon – optional:

Use a little scrap of yarn and chain as many stitches as it takes to get around 125 cm. Turn and make single crochets all the way to the end.

Finishing – optional:

On the inside of the front parts farthest away from your toes, make 3 double crochets, turn, chain 1 and crochet those 3 stitches together with the main part, so that you make a little loop to tread the ribbon through. (This is not shown in the photos just yet, but you start with the middle of the ribbon through this little loop, then go to the back of the heel, and then to the front again and tie it toghether. This will make the shoe sit better on the foot.)

Assembly:

Fasten the front and heel parts to the sole by using slip stitches. Be sure to place them symmetrically. Also secure all corners thoroughly, so that the shoes won’t fall apart when in use.