Keychain Pouch With Drawstring FREE PATTERN

I was just browsing through my old bookmarks online and came across the link to one of my old blogs which contains some of my first original patterns. I believe this is the first pattern I ever posted online, back in May 2012. You can find the original post at the following link ( http://amandascomfortcreations.blogspot.ca/2012/05/keychain-pouch-with-drawstring.html ), but I’ve also copied and pasted it below to make it easier.

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Keychain Pouch With Drawstring ©Amanda (Mills) Bryant 2012

A very easy project, ideal for beginners.

Materials Needed:
Size 10 Crochet Thread (one skein will make MANY pouches)
2.75 mm hook/U.S. size 0
keyring
tapestry needle

Instructions:

Make a magic ring (or ch3, slip st in 1st ch to form a ring), 10 sc in ring. Pull ring closed, join with sl st to 1st sc in ring.

Next: 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (20 sc)

Next: sc in 1st sc, 2sc in next sc, (sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat in ( ) around, join with sl st (30 sc)

Next: sc in each sc around, join with sl st (30 sc)

Next: You will now be working in a continuous pattern. Do NOT join at the end of each round; sc in each sc around until pouch is as long as you wish it to be.

At the end of the last round, join with sl st.

Next rnd: (ch 3, sk next st, sl st in next st) repeat around

Next 4 rnds: (ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 sp) repeat around

After 4th round, fasten off.

Next: Make drawstring: ch 100, fasten off.

With tapestry needle, weave ch through the 1st rnd of ch-3 sps. Pull tight on both ends, centre the drawstring, and secure pouch closed with a bow.

Weave in all ends. Attach pouch to a keyring through one of the ch-3 sps.

Done 🙂

Minty Winter Children’s Hats FREE PATTERN

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Minty Winter Children’s Hats Crochet Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver yarn (7 oz/198 g; 364 yards/333 meters)- 1 skein color “Minty” (one skein will make 1 of each size hat)

5.5 mm hook

stitch marker

yarn needle for weaving in loose ends

Gauge: 4 sc= 1 inch, 4 rounds in sc= 1 inch

Abbreviations Used (US terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

sp- space

beg- beginning

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

Pattern Note:

the crown of the hat is worked in a continuous round, with no joins at the end of each round. Be sure to mark, with your stitch marker, the end/beginning of each round as your work progresses. Thereafter the rounds will be joined.

Instructions:

Starting with a magic ring:

Round 1- make 6 sc in magic ring (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (24 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (30 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (36 sc)

Round 7- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (42 sc)

Round 8- make 1 sc in each of the first 6 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (48 sc)

Round 9- make 1 sc in each of the first 7 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (54 sc) **end here for 0-3 month size and proceed to next step

Round 10- make 1 sc in each of the first 8 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (60 sc) **end here for 3-6 month size and proceed to next step

Round 11- make 1 sc in each of the first 9 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (66 sc) **end here for 6-12 month size and proceed to next step

Round 12- make 1 sc in each of the first 10 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (72 sc) **end here for 12-24 month size and proceed to next step

Round 13- make 1 sc in each of the first 11 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round (78 sc) **end here for toddler size and proceed to next step

Next Step:

For all sizes, make 1 sc in each sc around, for a total of 3 rounds **at the end of the third round, join with a sl st to the beginning sc

0-3 months= 54 sc around

3-6 months= 60 sc around

6-12 months= 66 sc around

12-24 months= 72 sc around

Toddler= 78 sc around

Next Round:

Ch 4 (this counts as a dc and ch-1), sk 1 sc, dc in the next sc, ch 1, (sk 1 sc, dc in the next sc, ch 1) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round, join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beg ch-4.

0-3 months size= 27 dc and 27 ch-1 sps

3-6 months size= 30 dc and 30 ch-1 sps

6-12 months size= 33 dc and 33 ch-1 sps

12-24 months size= 36 dc and 36 ch-1 sps

Toddler size= 39 dc and 39 ch-1 sps

Next Round:

Sl st into the 1st ch sp, ch 3 (this counts as a dc and ch-1), sk the 1st dc, dc in the next ch sp, ch 1, <sk the next dc, dc in the next ch sp, ch 1> repeat the instructions in the < > to the end of the round, join with a sl st to the 2nd ch of the beg ch-3. **Repeat this round according the list below:

0-3 months size- 3 more times (for a total of 4 rounds)

3-6 months size- 4 more times (for a total of 5 rounds)

6-12 months size- 5 more times (for a total of 6 rounds)

12-24 months size- 6 more times (for a total of 7 rounds)

Toddler size- 7 more times (for a total of 8 rounds)

Final Round:

Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), dc in the same st as join, dc in the first ch-1 sp, dc in the first dc, dc in the next ch-1 sp, (dc in the next dc, dc in the next ch-1 sp) repeat the instructions in ( ) to the end of the round, join with a sl st to the top of the 1st dc (not to the beg ch-2), and fasten off.

0-3 month size= 54 dc around

3-6 month size= 60 dc around

6-12 month size= 66 dc around

12-24 month size= 72 dc around

Toddler size= 78 dc around

Weave in yarn tails and you’re done 🙂

 

 

10,000 Views!

Crochet On The Brain is almost 2 years old (July 15th), and today it climbed over the 10,000 views milestone! Yay! 🎈🎈🎈 Thanks to everyone who has made it happen! 

I am currently working on some new patterns, one being a hat sized for newborn through toddler which I am tweaking today. It will hopefully be ready to share with you all within the next couple of days. I chose this to be my next pattern as a way to celebrate 10,000 views, because the post that’s received the most hits (a couple of thousand!), is my pattern for the Winter Baby Hats.

Here’s a preview…

Happy hookin’! 

Amanda ❤🎈⚘

Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat FREE PATTERN

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This hat will fit a toddler, about the ages 2 1/2 years old to 4 or 5 years old. It would be best to measure the child’s head before setting down to making this hat. It was made according to my daughter’s head size (and the amount of hair she has), which is about 19 inches in circumference. It was also originally intended to be a toddler sized slouchy hat, but with my daughter’s afro it’s more of a beanie (photos of her wearing it are at the end of this written pattern). She is 2 1/2 years old. If you would like to make the hat “slouchier”, simply add a few extra rounds of clusters before making the ribbed cuff. Also, I must note, that the pattern as written takes almost exactly 1 full skein of yarn (170 yards). If you make the hat longer, you will need to buy 2 skeins of yarn.

Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

1 skein Vanna’s Choice Lion Brand medium weight 100% acrylic yarn (3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yards/156 meters) Color: Periwinkle

6 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4 clusters and 4 ch-3’s= 4 inches; 3 rounds of clusters= 2 inches

Finished Measurements: approx. 18 inches circumference unstretched and 8 1/2 inches long

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

beg cl- beginning cluster:  Beg Cl- ch 2, (yo and insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook

cl- cluster: Cl- (yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook

yo- yarn over

bpdc- back post double crochet

fpdc- front post double crochet

 

Instructions:

Make a magic ring,

Round 1- Make a beg cl, ch 3, (cl, ch 3) 5 times, join to the top of the beg cl with a sl st (6 cl and 6 ch-3 sps)

Round 2- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp> repeat < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (12 cl and 12 ch-3 sps)

Round 3- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18 ch-3 sps)

Round 4- (sl st, beg cl) into the first ch-3 sp, ch 3, <(cl, ch3) in next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18-ch-3 sps)

Rounds 5-9- repeat Round 4

Beginning the ribbed cuff:

Round 10- ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in the same st, 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp, dc in the top of the first cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp, (dc in the top of the next cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp), repeat around, join with a sl st to the first dc (72 dc)

Round 11- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first dc, fpdc in the next dc, (bpdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of the first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Round 12- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc, (bpdc in the next bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Rounds 13- 18- repeat round 12

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

 

Sandscapes Scarf FREE PATTERN

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Sandscapes Scarf Crochet Pattern

©2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

2 skeins Red Heart Unforgettable 100% Acrylic medium weight yarn (each skein 3.5 oz/100 g; 270 yards/246 meters)- color “Pearly”

6 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4 sc= 1 inch, 4 rows in pattern= 1 inch

Finished Measurements: approx. 54 inches long x 7 1/2 inches wide

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

sk- skip

sp (sps)- space (spaces)

Instructions:

Ch 35

Row 1- in the back bump of the foundation ch, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in ea ch across, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Row 2- sc in the 1st sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in the next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in the next sc) repeat the ( ) across the row, ch 1, turn (11 ch-2 sps and 12 sc)

Row 3- sc in the 1st sc, make 2 sc in the 1st ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc, (make 2 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc) repeat the ( ) across the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Row 4- sc in ea sc across the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Repeat rows 2 though 4 for pattern 84 x’s, and then repeat rows 2 and 3 one more time each and fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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Chugging Along

A preview of what’s to come…

This is almost complete. In the end it will be a scarf. I’m using Red Heart Unforgettable,  in the color “pearly”.  I love the striping effect and the fuzzy fibres. I’m using a 6mm hook and coming up to the end of the second skein.  I was thinking of trying to make a matching hat, but I’m also thinking I’d like to try knitting a hat with this yarn instead. I have one skein of it left.

And this is going to be a slouchy hat, comprised mostly of clusters. I’m using Vanna’s Choice in the color “periwinkle “, with a 6mm hook.

My yarn bin is overflowing.  It seems to be that as I use up one skein I replace it with 2 or 3 more skeins, lol. I told my husband that I’d like to sign up for one of those yarn-of-the-month clubs but his lack of enthusiasm about that idea leads me to believe that I should use up at least some of what I’ve got on hand before mentioning that idea again, lol.

A few days ago I picked up 5 skeins of Caron Simply Stripes in the color “jersey shore”. I can picture it becoming a c2c or perhaps a kids poncho or hat, scarf and mitten set.

I have a few amigurumi projects in the works, but they’ve been put on hold. I find it very difficult to work on them, especially the assembly of them, with my daughter hanging off of me.

I would really love to try to knit a shawl or wrap. I’ve crocheted many in the past, but never knit one. I have 4 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes in the color “boardwalk”, and I think that would look great as a shawl or wrap, but I don’t know if 4 skeins is enough.

I could go on and on about what yarn I have and my ideas for what they will become, but, I think I should spend some more time working on my current WIP’S first! Lol

On that note, I’m off to see what progress I can make on my projects today…

Enjoy your Sunday!

Amanda 🌹⚘🌼

Drawstring Pouch (Free Pattern)

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This is a very simple pattern and it works up quickly (depending on your speed, only about 1-2 hours) It is an ideal project for a beginning crocheter to tackle.

Drawstring Pouch Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

Peaches & Creme worsted weight cotton – The pouch on the left in the photo is color “Black Currant” and is available in a 2.5 oz/70.9 g ball, approx. 120 yards/109 m in length. The pouch on the right in the photo is color “Pansy” and is available in a 2 oz/56.7 g ball, approx. 95 yards/86 m in length. Both pouches took about 1/3 of a ball of yarn (35-40 yards) each.

5 mm crochet hook

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Gauge-  4 sts=1″ and 4 rounds=1″

Pouch Measurements- the finished pouch measures approximately 8″ in circumference, and approximately 5 1/2″ in height (when flattened, as shown in photo, it is about 6″ in height).

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

Instructions:

Starting at bottom of pouch, Ch 2

Round 1- make 6 sc in the second ch from the hook, join with sl st to the first sc

Round 2- ch 1, make 2 sc in ea sc around,  join with sl st to the first sc (12 sc)

Round 3- ch 1, (make 1 sc in the first sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (18 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, (make 1 sc in ea of the first 2 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (24 sc)

Round 5- ch 1, (make 1 sc in ea of the first 3 sc,  make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (30 sc)

Round 6- ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st in the first sc  (30 sc)

Round 7- ch 1, working in both loops again, sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (30 sc)

Rounds 8-21- Repeat Rounds 6 and 7, 7 times.

Round 22- repeat round 6

Round 23- ch 2, working in both loops,  hdc in ea sc around,  join with a sl st to the top of the ch-2 (30 hdc)

Round 24- ch 1, working in back loops only,  sc in each hdc around,  join with a sl st to the first sc (30 sc)

Round 25- ch 1, working in both loops,  sc in each sc around,  join with a sl st to the first sc  (30 sc)

Round 26- ch 1, (sc in the first st, hdc in the second st, make 3 dc in the third st,  hdc in the fourth st, sc in the fifth st); repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the first sc  ( 42 sts around).  If you are not doing the slip stitch trim (next round), fasten off here.

Round 27 (optional) Slip Stitch Trim (it was used on the “pansy” color pouch, but not on the “black currant” color pouch)-  (do not ch 1)- sl st in each of the first 3 sts (in the sc, hdc, and dc),  ch 3, sk the next dc, sl st in the next dc and in ea of the next 2 sts (in the hdc and the sc). <Sl st in ea of the next 3 sts (in the sc, hdc, and dc), ch 3, sk the next dc, sl st in the next dc and in ea of the next 2 sts (in the hdc and the sc). > Repeat the < > around, and join with a sl st to the first sl st. Fasten off. Using the yarn needle, weave in loose ends.

Drawstring- ch 75 and fasten off. Weave the finished drawstring through the hdc sts from round 23.