Basket of Socks KAL

Ok, so maybe I have huge plans for 2021 that are over my head. I am actually thinking of doing a year long KAL called Basket of Socks. It’s like the 52 weeks of socks or the box of socks KALs that many have been doing but this one is a basket that you buy or find or make yourself. And you do one pair of socks per month until you can fill the basket by the end of 2021. You can add any other item or fill it with other items as long as it is DK, fingering, sport or lace weight in a small accessory or toy or anything you knit or crochet to fill the basket with. You can use a kitchen towel or pretty cloth or anything you can to keep the dust out but you can keep photographing the items or the basket as it fills up.

I am looking on Instagram for basket of socks and there isn’t a lot but there is basket of yarn pics. Of course you can put the yarn in the wicker basket, basket bin or basket bag as you get it. I don’t have money for prizes and this is only an idea in my head but I’m going to keep going with it for 2021 and in December 2021, I hope to have at least 1 giveaway prize. I think the hashtag should be #basketofsocks without the year to take off pressure off when to complete this. During the year we can do related projects, prospects and prizes.

Maybe we can even have a way to merchandise it or sell our work. The are many possibilities. Let me know what you think. Connect to me on WordPress, Instagram and/or the MeWe Joyful In Tribulation Group to see more as it blossoms and more information comes out.

DeeAnn

jithandmade@mail.com

3-3-21 :

I have a Ko-Fi donation page! I want to get a Chicken Lady Fiber Arts or Cedar Hill Farm Company hand dyed skein of yarn for the #basketofsocks Sock Along here on Joyful In Tribulation presented at the end of the year.

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Baby Granny Beanie and Sockies Set

Baby Granny Set

It’s 101 degrees Fahrenheit today. Let’s make a baby hat and bootie set that will be nice for summer. The yarn I am using is Lion Brand “Lion Cotton” 100% Cotton. The traditional granny stitch is a cluster of 3, I am doing a cluster of 2 for smaller holes because these are baby size.

8/18/15 update – I want to make sure that my patterns are different than what you can find anywhere else. What makes this Granny Beanie unique is that it is done seamlessly and in a spiral. I am continuing to make different versions so at the end of this page you will find another rendition.

Granny Beanie Version IBaby Granny Beanie

Use H-hook (5 mm) for 0-3 mos [Hat width 6.5″, Hat height 5.5″]

Use I-hook (5.5mm) for 3-6 mos [Hat width 7.25″, Hat height 6″]

Round 1: In adjustable circle, Ch 2, 9 hdc, close tight and sl st to the 2nd ch. (10 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, working over tail, 2 hdc in next 9 sts. Do not sl st close. (total 20 sts)

Round 3: Around the ch 3 of the previous round, 2 hdc in this same space, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeat this 3 stitch set * to *8 more times. (total 30 sts)

Round 4: In next st, *2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* Repeat this 4 st set * to * 9 more times (total of 40 sts)

Round 5: Put a stitch marker here. *Sk 1 st, 2 hdc in next st*, repeat * to * 19 more times.

Round 6: Sk 1 st, 2 hdc in next sp between clusters* Repeat * to * 19 more times.

Round 7-10: Continue to repeat round 6 until length is 4.75″ if you are doing size 0-3 mos or 5.25″ if you are doing size 3-6 mos.

Round 11-12: Skip 1st st. 1 hdc around for 2 rows. End 5sts before end of row, see stitch marker for knowing where the end is. So 4 sc, then 1 sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

Granny SockiesGranny Baby Sockies

0-3 months 3.75″ foot use an F-hook (3.75 mm)

3-6 months 4″ foot use a G-hook (4.25 mm)

Toe

Round 1: Ch 7, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in next 3 chs, 3 hdc in last ch. Working on underside of chains and working over yarn tail, 1 hdc in next 3 chs, 1 hdc in last ch. Carefully snip any extra length of the tail at this point. Sl st in 3rd ch from the hook (12 sts total) Note, this will not make a flat oval but should resemble an oval cup for the little toes to be inside.

Round 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Sl st to 3rd ch (16 sts total)

Foot

Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same ch, *sk st, 2 dc in same ch*, repeat * to * 6 more times.  Sl st in 3rd ch. (you will have 8 clusters of 2 dc or 16 sts total)

Round 4: Ch 3 (this chain 3 will be half of the last cluster), *skip 1 st, 2 dc in sp between clusters*. Repeat * to * 6 more times.  Sk 1 st, 1 dc in last sp. Sl st to 3rd ch. (8 clusters, 16 sts)

Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in the sp next to the ch 3 to make 1 cluster. *Sk 1 st, 2 dc in sp between clusters*, repeat * to * 7 more times. Sl st in 3rd ch. (8 clusters, 16 sts)

Heel

Round 6: 1 sl to the left, ch 2. Turn work. 1 hdc in the next 9 sts. (Total of 10 sts, 6 sts should be untouched)

Round 7: Ch 2, turn work, 1 hdc in next 9 sts. (10 sts)

Round 8: Ch 2, turn work, 1 hdc in next 9 sts. Finish off with 8″ tail. turn Work Inside out.  Fold heel part in half and with tail, sew up heel to make a slipper shoe. Turn back inside out again.(10 sts) [Note, if you don’t want to finish off, just sl st to close down one side of heel and sl st back the other side of the heel.]

We want to make another 8 clusters around the ankle. At top of shoe you can see clearly there are 4 spaces to make 4 clusters but the heel is hard to figure out so you will have to eye it to make 4 evenly spaced clusters on the heel (2 on each side).

Round 9:  Attach yarn to heel part about 1 ch to the left of heel seam. If your yarn is still attached, sl st one time to the left. To attach yarn, make a slip knot and put loop through the chain you want to start from ch 3, 1 dc in same loop to make one cluster. *sk 1 st, 2 dc in same sp*, repeat * to * 6 more times, sl st into 3rd ch.

Ankle Cuff

Round 10: Ch 3, 1 dc  in next 16 sts including small sp at the end. Sl st into 3rd ch. (total 16 sts) Finish off and weave in all tails.

Baby Granny Set Flat

 

 

Baby Granny Anklet Sockie

This is a low ankle sock and a variation of the above sockie.

0-3 months 3.75″ foot use an F-hook (3.75 mm)

Granny girl beanie and ankle sockies
This one is 3-6 mos with the ankle sockies decorated by additional border and flower applique.

3-6 months 4″ foot use a G-hook (4.25 mm)

Toe

Round 1: Ch 7, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in next 3 chs, 3 hdc in last ch. Working on underside of chains and working over yarn tail, 1 hdc in next 3 chs, 1 hdc in last ch. Carefully snip any extra length of the tail at this point. Sl st in 3rd ch from the hook (12 sts total) Note, this will not make a flat oval but should resemble an oval cup for the little toes to be inside.

Round 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Sl st to  ch (16 sts total)

Foot

Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same ch, *sk st, 2 dc in same ch*, repeat * to * 6 more times.  Sl st in 3rd ch. (you will have 8 clusters of 2 dc or 16 sts total)

Round 4: Ch 3 (this chain 3 will be half of the last cluster), *skip 1 st, 2 dc in sp between clusters*. Repeat * to * 6 more times.  Sk 1 st, 1 dc in last sp. Sl st to 3rd ch. (8 clusters, 16 sts)

Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in the sp next to the ch 3 to make 1 cluster. *Sk 1 st, 2 dc in sp between clusters*, repeat * to * 7 more times. Sl st in 3rd ch. (8 clusters, 16 sts)

Round 6: Ch 3 (this chain 3 will be half of the last cluster), *skip 1 st, 2 dc in sp between clusters*. Repeat * to * 6 more times.  Sk 1 st, 1 dc in last sp. Sl st to 3rd ch. (8 clusters, 16 sts)

Heel

Round 7: 1 sl to the left, ch 2. Turn work. 1 hdc in the next 9 sts. (Total of 10 sts, 6 sts should be untouched)

Round 8: Ch 2, turn work, 1 hdc in next 9 sts. (10 sts)

Round 9: Ch 2, turn work, 1 hdc in next 9 sts. Finish off with 8″ tail. turn Work Inside out.  Fold heel part in half and with tail, sew up heel to make a slipper shoe. Turn back inside out again.(10 sts) [Note, if you don’t want to finish off, just sl st to close down one side of heel and sl st back the other side of the heel.]

Ankle Cuff

Round 10:  Attach yarn near heel seam. To attach yarn, make a slip knot and put loop through the chain you want to start at then ch 3. The front of the sock has 8 clear sts to hdc into, the heel part does not so you have to figure out how to space 7 sts at the heel. One at the seem and 3 on each side. Hdc all around for a total of 17 sts. Finish off and weave in all tails.

 

Baby Granny Beanie Version 2

This one has full granny crown instead of hdc crown as in pattern above. Each time you have 2 dcs together, this is considered 1 cluster.

Hook size 7 (4.5 mm) or G Hook (4.25 mm) , size 0-3 mos (5.5″ length, 6.5″ width)

Hook size H (5.0 mm), size 0-3 mos. (6″ length, 7″ width)

Round 1: In adjustable circle ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, * 2 dc, ch 1*, repeat * to * 3 more times, sl into 3rd ch, sl to the left 2 times. (10 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, dc 1 in same space, ch 1, Continuing in same space, dc 2, *sk 2 sts and in next space dc 2, ch 1, dc 2*, repeat * to * 3 more times, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st to the left 1 time.  This 2 clusters in each of 5 spaces. (20 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, dc 1 in same space, ch 1, Continuing in same space, dc 2. Sk 2 sts, dc 2 in next sp. *Sk 2 sts, dc 2, ch 1 dc 2 in same sp, sk 2 sts and in next space dc 2*, repeat * to * 3 more times. Sl st in 3rd ch, sl st to the left 1 time.  This is 2 clusters in 5 spaces plus 1 cluster in 5 spaces for a total of 15 clusters in 10 spaces. (3o sts.)

Round 4: Ch 2, dc 3, sk 2 sts and in next space dc 2, sk 2 sts and in next sp dc 2.* Sk 2 sts, dc 4, sk 2 sts dc 2,  sk 2 sts, dc 2*, repeat * to * 3 more times. Sl st in 3rd ch, sl st to the left 1 time.  This is 2 clusters in 5 spaces plus 1 cluster in 10 spaces for a total of 20 clusters. (4o sts.)

Round 5-9: Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 2 sts, 2 dc in same sp between each cluster of 2*. Repeat * to * 18 more times. Sl to 3rd ch, 1 sl st to the left. This is 20 clusters in 20 spaces. (total of 40 sts.)

Round 10-12: Ch 1, in next st, 1 sc. Continue to do 1 sc in the round for 3 rows. End with a sl st and leave 4″ of tail to finish off and weave in ends.

 

 

Help Crochet Chemo Caps

crochet beanies

If you are interested in doing some ministry work with your crochet skills I would ask that you please join in with us with making beanies for patients undergoing chemotherapy. They lose their hair in the process and the hospitals are welcoming donations to give the patients some comforting head covers to wear during the day and to sleep in.  See below for the basic pattern.

2015 Charity Crochet Page for charity information and where to send them.

Crochet beanie hat top of beanie cap

pretty chemo beanieThe end of this pattern has a the instructions how to pretty up the beanie as in this pic. It is an easy simple way to make a girly beanie. For boys I like to add 1-2″ of rib hem. I give hat measurements but some women and men are tall and have a longer forehead and some people are short and they have a short forehead. Make hat height longer or shorter as needed.

Crochet Beanie in Seamless Spiral

For Chemo caps make sure your hands are are clean and the yarn and area u are in are clean.  Usually a beanie is made in rounds (connected rows) and each round is closed by a slip stitch, but this pattern is done in a spiral so there are no seams. Using 10 stitches on the top makes slight dome shape. Most patters will have 8 which to me looks pointy. Using 12 stitches makes a more flat look like a basket.  Sometimes I use 9 and that makes a nice dome shape, too. It is based on the mathematical times table and will put your basic math skills to use!

Abbreviations:

ch – Chain

sl st – Slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – Half Double crochet stitches

sts – stitches

Size: Women’s or Small Adult      Hook: I-Hook (5.5 mm)

Foundation: Ch 4 with a 4” tail. Sl st closed to create a ring. There is something called a Magic Circle which is an adjustable circle, that you might want to try also.

Round 1: Ch 2 (this counts as 1 hdc) Make 9 hdc in the ring. Work over the 4” tail as you crochet. Sl St in 2nd hdc. (total of 10 stitches)

Round 2: Ch 2. In same ch2 base space, make 1 hdc. Make 2 hdc in each chain. (total of 20 stitches, you are counting by 2’s))

Round 3: Without closing circle round with a sl st like row 1, put 2 half double crochet in the first chain space of round 2. (Right under/back of the chain 2 post) Then 1 hdc in the next stitch. *2hdc in one st, 1 hdc in next stitch* Repeat what is between asterisks** 9 more times. (total of 30 stitches, counting by 3’s)

         Note: The circle should lay flat or have a shallow dome for the top of the head. If it is curly it is because it requires less increases. Skip every other row or do a row of hdc without doing 2 in a stitch between the rows. If the hook is too small or stitches too tight, the beanie will look like a helmet.

Round 4: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* Repeat a total of 10x (40 stitches total, counting by 4’s)

Round 5: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts*  Repeat 10x (50 st total, counting by 5’s)

Round 6: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* Repeat 10x (60 st total, counting by 6’s)

         Note: I am using a medium worsted weight with a 5.5mm hook. At this point measure the diameter of the circle. If it measures 6.75”  across, please stop here and make 1 hdc in each ch from now on until the top of the hat to the bottom equals 7.75”.

Round 7: *2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches* Repeat 10x (70 sts total, counting by 7’s)

          Note: Stop half way through round 7 to measure to see if the diameter of the crown is 6.75”  yet. (35 stitches)  If not, go to round 8 for a total of 80 stitches and keep increasing until it measures 6.75” in diameter. If it measures 6.75” at this point, do 1 hdc in each chain for the rest of the hat until the hat height is 7.75”. My crown measured 6.75” halfway through round 7. It took a total of 17 rounds to reach a hat height of 7.75”  Use a smaller hook (1-2 sizes smaller) to do last 4 rounds for a snug fit.  The chemo cap is longer to cover nape of neck and scalp near the ears so not to show any evidence of a bald head.

To end: Do 2 sc sts and then a sl st. Finish off and hide the 4” tail with a yarn needle. Please pull the 4” tail from the beginning of the crown and hide the tail with the yarn needle. If you want you can do a row of sl sts for a neat edging.

Pretty it up with a rose flower: After you add a round of sl sts to the end of the beanie. Finish off and add another round of hdc, sl st close and chain 2. On the next round, add a round of shell stitches.(*1sc, skip 2 ch, 5 dc in the next ch, skip 2 ch*) Repeat until end, and do your best to fit it in the length of chains. Finish off.  Add a flower. 50-70 chains, sc in the 3rd ch from the hook and continue to make sc sts to the end. Turn, ch 1 and make a sc in same ch. Do same shell stitches (*1sc, skip 2 ch, 5 dc in the next ch, skip 2 ch*) all the way to the end and finish off.  Using yarn needle and yarn, wrap length  into a flower and attach to beanie.

Make into a slouch beanie: Add 2-4″ to hat length. For hem edge, use a hook that is a size smaller and use front and back post stitches for a faux rib or do 4-9 rows of single crochet.

Adding a rib finish: I like to do front and back post stitches. Another popular way to do it is make a rib from working in the back loops.  Since both of these ways are stretchy, I would suggest going down a hook size so that it tapers in slightly. So if you did your hat with an I-Hook (5.5 mm), then do the rib with an H-Hook (5.0 mm).

Size chart for crochet hats Circle Diameter Hat Length Chemo Cap Length Slouchy or Fold Up Hat Width
Micro Preemie (<1 lb) 2” 3” X 4” 2.5”
1-2 lb Preemie 2.5” 3.5 X 4.5 4”
3-4 lb Preemie 3.5” 4” X 5.5” 5”
5-6 lb Preemie 4” 5.0 X 6.5 5.75
Newborn 7-8 lbs 4.5” 5.5 X 7” 6.5”
Baby (6-12 mos) 5.0” 6.0” X 7.5” 7.25”
Toddler (2T-5T) 5.5” 6.5” 7.25” 8.5” 8”
Kids (Age 6-10) 6.0” 6.75” 7.75” 9.25” 8.5”
Teen (Age 11-17) 6.5” 7.25” 8.25” 10.5” 9.25”
Women 6.75” 7.75” 8.75” 11” 10”
Men 7.0” 8.5” 9.5” 12” 11”

Chart on how stitches look as you increase in each row. See the pattern:

Round 1: I I I I I I I I I I (10 stitches)

Round 2: V V V V V V V V V V (20 stitches)

Round 3: V I V I V I V I V I V I V I V I V I V I (30 stitches)

Round 4: V I I V I I V I I V I I V I I V I I V I I V I I V I I V I I (40 stitches)

Round 5: V I I I V I I I V I I I V I I I V I I I V I I I V I I I V I I I V I I I V I I I (50 stitches)

Round 6: V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I V I I I I (60 Stitches)

Round 7: V I I I I I V I I I I I V I I I I I  V I I I I I V I I I I I V I I I I I V I I I I I V I I I I I V I I I I I V I I I I I (70 stitches)

Minimalist Clutch

envelope clutch flat

 

Here is a basic clutch I found the pattern for online.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-treasures-envelope

Here are my notes on this pattern:

Nice instructions and nice website the pattern is from. I don’t like double crochet so I did it in half double crochet. I love the colors. It works nice with a neutral with a bright pop color for summer and spring bags.

I dont like the Super Saver Yarn for this project because it is very flimsy. It works best with a tiny tight weave clutch but not for this one. I like stiffer yarns for bags like the caron one pound yarn. The Caron United yarn seems like the same yarn as the Caron one pound. If you are buying yarn online look at these 2 yarns.

Instead of chain 35 I did chain 40. I did 10-12 rows. I used a vintage brass button and a brass d ring for the clutch strap. I used a 1” but I think a 1/2” or 3/4” with a thinner strap would have been cuter. I only had the big one and I wanted the button to match it. It needs a lining but too late. That is why I do not recommend the Red Heart Super Saver for this project. I have one photo with the purse filled and since it is such a flimsy yarn u can see all the bumps from the things inside. A cotton yarn would be nice too. Not the bernat cotton yarn because that is very soft but a stiff one.

I tried this in a single crochet and it got very ripply. If you use a single crochet u will have to tweek the pattern and go up a hook size I think. In the half double crochet when it gets curly please skip a row of increases and just do one half double in the row to make it lie flat. You might have to do this 2-3 times.

4-26-15 Update –  Made another. This works best in the Caron One Pound yarn! I love this yarn for bags that I don’t want to put a lining. Just a note for my mistakes so u don’t make the same. Sew button on after you fill it with all your necessary items. Looks great flat but when I fill it the button is too low. I will fix it and photo the bag in the morning. I love the colors I chose but black and navy are the worst colors to keep in my home with my tan colored dog! Black acrylic seems to attract the hair, maybe next time I will chose a cotton or yarn with a sheen so it is slick not matt. Use a smaller hook with a very clean single crochet stitch for the contrast color wristlet strap. I didn’t have enough for a row of slip stitches which is a nice finish for edges. The wristlet was chain 50. Measurements are 11”x 6.5” Nice size!

minimalist bag fillled minimalist bag empty

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Bookmarker Gift

Our church has a ladies fellowship groups where we do crafts. Something that would be nice to do for the mothers in the church would be to make some cross bookmarkers.

0130-cross2
https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/cross-bookmark-pattern/

 

I will post a variety of pics, videos and levels for people to crochet or make for mothers day. This is a nice quick beginners project if you are teaching school age girls and teens how to crochet and learn to make gifts.

http://www.karensvariety.com/NEWSLETTER/Patterns/Cross.htm
http://www.karensvariety.com/NEWSLETTER/Patterns/Cross.htm

http://stitch11.com/crochet-cross-bookmark/
http://stitch11.com/crochet-cross-bookmark/

http://gaelstreasures.blogspot.com/2013/09/crochet-cross.html
http://gaelstreasures.blogspot.com/2013/09/crochet-cross.html

fillet crochet cross

http://www.craftdesigns4you.com/freecrochetcross.htm
http://www.craftdesigns4you.com/freecrochetcross.htm

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-cross
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-cross

 

 

cross bookmarkers I did these last night using the above patterns.