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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 🙂

 

 

Winter Baby Hats- Free Pattern

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Winter Baby Hats Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Sizes- 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler/small child

Gauge- 6 dc= 2 inches, 4 rounds= 2 inches

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver

-0-3 months: MC= White, CC= Cherry Red

-3-6 months: MC= Aran, CC= Medium Thyme

-6-12 months: MC= Frosted Green, CC= Warm Brown

-12+ months: MC= Claret, CC= White

5.5 mm hook (or size needed for correct gauge)

stitch marker (3 per hat)

yarn needle

pom pom maker (optional)

Notes

-ch 2 at beginning of each round does not count as a dc. First dc of each round is made in NEXT st, not in same st as join.

-ch 3 at beginning of each ear flap row DOES count as a dc.

-the lengths are a bit longer than what you would customarily make for a hat, because the point at the crown of the hat does not hug the head like other hats would. Each head is different, so adjust the length of your hat accordingly.

Abbreviations Used-

MC- main color

CC- contrasting color

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

dc2tog- double crochet 2 double crochet’s together 

Instructions:

Round 1- With MC make a magic ring, ch 2, 6 dc in ring, join (6 dc)

Round 2- ch 2, 2 dc in ea dc around, join (12 dc)

Round 3- ch 2, (dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (18 dc)

Round 4- ch 2, (2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (24 dc)

Round 5- ch 2, (3 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (30 dc)

Round 6- ch 2, (4 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (36 dc)

Round 7- ch 2, (5 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (42 dc)

*end here for 0-3 month size, skip to round 11

Round 8- ch 2, (6 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (48 dc)

*end here for 3-6 month size, skip to round 11

Round 9- ch 2, (7 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (54 dc)

*end here for 6-12 month size, skip to round 11

Round 10- ch 2, (8 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (60 dc) <~ this will make toddler/child size

Round 11- ch 2, dc in ea dc around, join

*repeat round 11 until desired length- (0-3 months size until hat is about 6 inches long; 3-6 months size until hat is about 6 ½ inches long; 6-12 months size until hat is about 7 inches long; toddler/child size until hat about 8 inches long).

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Ear Flaps:

Keeping the joining seam in the middle of the hat, flatten hat. (The joining seam will be on the backside of the hat).

For 0-3 month size- count 10 sts to the left and 10 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 10th st on both sides.

For 3-6 month size- count 12 sts to the left and 12 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 12th st on both sides.

For 6-12 month size- count 13 sts to the left and 13 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 13th st on both sides.

For Toddler/small child size- count 15 sts to the left and 15 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 15th st on both sides.

0-3 month size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1- sl st to 2 dcs before 1st marker, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of the next 7 dcs, ch 3, turn (8 dcs)

Row 2- dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 5- (dctog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to the 2nd dc before 2nd ear flap marker

Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 7 dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 2- 5- follow as for 1st ear flap.

3-6 month size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1- sl st to 3 dcs before 1st marker, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of the next 9 dcs, ch 3, turn (10 dcs)

Row 2- dc in next 9 dcs, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 5- dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 6- (dc2tog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to the 3rd dc before 2nd ear flap marker

Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 9 dcs, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 2-6- follow as for 1st ear flap.

6-12 month size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1-  sl st to 4 dc’s before 1st marker, ch3 (counts as dc),  dc in each of the next 11 dcs, ch 3, turn (12 dc’s)

Row 2- dc in next 11 dc’s, ch 3, turn  (12 dcs)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in next 6 dcs, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 9 dc, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 5- dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 6- dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 7- (dc2tog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to 4th dc before 2nd ear flap marker.

Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 11 dc, ch 3, turn (12 dc)

Row 2-7- follow as for 1st ear flap.

Toddler/small child size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1- sl st to 5 dcs before 1st ear flap marker, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ea of the next 13 dc, ch 3, turn (14 dc)

Row 2- dc in next 13 dc, ch 3, turn (14 dc)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in the next 8 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (12 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 11 dc, ch 3, turn, (12 dc)

Row 5- dc2tog, dc in each of the next 6 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 6- dc2tog, dc in each of the next 4 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 7- dc2tog, dc in each of the next 2 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 8- (dc2tog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to 5th dc before 2nd ear flap marker.

Row 1- ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 13 dc, ch 3, turn (14 dc)

Row 2-8- follow as for 1st ear flap.

Trim

In the last dc at the back of the hat, attach CC, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each sl st across to the 1st ear flap, along side edge of ear flap, in the 4 dc at the tip of the ear flap, along the other side edge of ear flap, in each dc along the front edge of the hat, up the first side edge of the 2nd ear flap, in the 4 dc at the tip of the ear flap, along the other side edge of ear flap, and in each dc along the remainder of the back edge of the hat. Join with a sl st to the first sc, fasten off.  **When stitching the trim around the edges of the ear flaps: Make 2 sc in each of the ch 3’s along the edges of the ear flaps.

Pom Poms-

For the pom poms, I simply wrapped 2 strands of yarn (1 of the MC and 1 of the CC) around 2 fingers, about 20 times for the 2 smaller hats, and around 3 fingers, about 20 times for the 2 larger hats. I then cut and tied a strand of yarn around the middle of the wrapped yarn, and then trimmed the pom pom to my liking. Using a yarn needle, sew the pom pom onto the top of the hat. Of course, you can use a pom pom maker, or there are tutorials available on YouTube.

While I just left my hats “plain”, feel free to embellish yours with additional decorations, such as appliques, buttons, ties, etc.

Olivia’s Sun Hat- Free Pattern!

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The first of many of my original patterns that I’ll be sharing with you! Feel free to alter the pattern to your liking, but please give me credit when sharing this pattern. And if you want to sell the finished product, by all means, sell sell sell! (Just please don’t sell this pattern!)

Olivia’s Sun Hat Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials Used:

Bernat Handicrafter Size 5 Crochet Thread: Color 31220 Fresh Fern; Lace weight; 85g/3oz; 339m/371yds- 1 ball

3.25mm crochet hook

Stitch marker

sewing needle

Abbreviations Used:

ch- chain

st- stitch

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

dc- double crochet

tr- treble crochet

Pattern Notes:

Sizing: This hat was made for my 7 month old to the length that I desired it to be, however, it can be made longer by increasing the number of sc rounds after round 50. Likewise, it can be made shorter by decreasing the number of sc rounds before round 50.

For the first 38 rounds, each round is ended with a sl st join, and the new round is begun with a ch-1 and a sc in the same st that you joined in. This is what creates the straight “seam” appearance at every increase, so the “seams” don’t take on a spiral effect.

Pattern Instructions:

Beginning at the crown of the hat, and working downwards toward the brim of the hat:

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join (6 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join (12 sc)

Round 3: ch 1, (sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around 6 x’s, join (18 sc)

Round 4: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (24 sc)

Round 5: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (30 sc)

Round 6: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (36 sc)

Round 7: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (42 sc)

Round 8: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (48 sc)

Round 9: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (54 sc)

Round 10: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (60 sc)

Round 11: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (66 sc)

Round 12: ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join (66 sc)

Round 13: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (72)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join (72 sc)

Rounds 15- 37: increase evenly every other round by 6 sc until there are 144 sc around

Round 38: ch1, sc in ea sc around, join (144 sc)

Round 39: DO NOT CH 1, sc in ea sc around, DO NOT JOIN (144 sc)

Rounds 40- 50: repeat Round 39

**To make this hat longer or shorter, repeat round 39 until desired length is reached. 

Brim:

Round 51: (sc in the first st, hdc in the second st, dc in the third st, tr in the fourth st, tr in the fifth st, dc in the sixth st, hdc in the seventh st, sc in the eighth st) rep around (144 sts)

Round 52: rep round 51 (144 sts)

Round 53: sc in ea st around, join with sl st (144 sc)

Fasten off.

Ties (make 2):

Fold hat in half and attach thread with a sl st on the inside of the hat, to the backside of a sc of round 50. By folding the hat you can determine for yourself exactly where you want to place the ties. I chose to put my ties directly on the fold, and the ties therefore go down over the ears, but are long enough that they can be tucked behind the ear. Ch 85 (or desired length).  Fasten off. Repeat for 2nd tie on the opposite side of the hat.

Finishing:

Using the sewing needle, weave in all loose ends. Get creative and add some buttons or crocheted flowers if you’d like. It’s up to you and the sky’s the limit!

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