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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lovely Lily Slouch Hat

Lovely Lily Slouch Hat

As cooler weather begins rolling in, you'll need an accessory that wards off the chill, without being too bulky and of course add some style to your day!



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Persephone Slouch Hat

Persephone Slouch Hat

Looking for some fun texture and style to add to your Fall wardrobe? That's right, Fall is just around the corner and the free Persephone Slouch Hat crochet pattern offers a fun textured pattern as well as a stylish flair to your wardrobe as Summer begins to sneak away slowly!

Persephone Slouch Hat~Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

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This pattern is the intellectual property of Lisa Jelle/Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own, and/or without my consent is prohibited. If you wish to sell finished items produced from this pattern, feel free to do so. However, I ask that you please credit me as the pattern designer and link back to me as follows:
Pattern by Lisa Jelle/Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

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YARN
#4 worsted: less than one skein (256 yds)

MATERIALS
Crochet hooks: F/5 (3.75 mm) for CHILD size, H/8 (5mm) for TEEN/ADULT size (adjust hook size as needed to match gauge)

Stitch markers (optional), scissors, tapestry/yarn needle, tape measure

DIFFICULTY
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SIZE(S)
Child: fits 16” - 18” head circumference
Teen/Adult: fits 19” - 21” head circumference

GAUGE
Child size(with F hook): 10scs x 10 rows= 2”x2” square swatch
Teen/Adult size(with H hook): 7scs x 8 rows= 2”x2” square swatch
STITCH GUIDE
mc: magic circle, ch(s): chain(s), sc: single crochet, sc inc: single crochet increase, hdc: half double crochet, hdc inc: half double crochet increase, dc inc: double crochet increase, dc: double crochet, dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together, fpdc: front post double crochet, fptrc: front post treble/triple crochet, st(s): stitch(es),  sl st: slip stitch

SPECIAL STITCHES  

NOTES

PATTERN

(Using F hook for Child or H hook for Teen/Adult)
Round 1: begin with mc, 12 scs into mc, join in first st (use seamless join tutorial in ‘notes’ section or other technique for joining rounds) (12sts)
Round 2: ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same, hdc inc in each st around, join in first st (24sts)
Round 3: ch3 (counts as dc),  dc in next st, dc inc in next st, *dc in next TWO sts, dc inc in next st*, repeat from * - * to end, join in first st (32sts)
Round 4: ch4 (counts as first sc and ch3), skip next st, sc in next st, *ch3, skip next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * - * til ONE st remains, ch3, skip last st, join in first st (16 scs + 16 ch3’s)
Round 5: ch3 (counts as dc), *skip next ch3 SPACE, dc in next sc, fpdc around previously skipped ch3 space, fptrc around same previously skipped ch3 space*, repeat from * - * til ONE ch3 space remains, skip next ch3 space, join in first st, fpdc around previously skipped ch3 space, fptrc around same previously skipped ch3 space, join AGAIN in first st (48sts)

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Round 6: ch1 (counts as sc), sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, *sc inc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * - * around, join in first st (56sts)
Round 7: ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 sts, *hdc inc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * - * til SIX sts remain, hdc inc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc inc in last st, join in first st (64sts)
Round 8: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, dc in next 7 sts, *dc inc in next st, dc in next 7 sts*, repeat from * - *  around, join in first st (72sts)
Round 9: ch6 (counts as first sc and ch5), skip next st, sc in next st, *ch5, skip next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * - * til ONE st remains, ch5, skip last st, join in first st (36 scs + 36 ch5’s)
Round 10: ch3 (counts as dc), *skip next ch5 space, dc in next sc, fpdc around previously skipped ch5 space, fptrc around same previously skipped ch5 space*, repeat from * - * til ONE ch5 space remains, skip next ch5 space, join in first st, fpdc around previously skipped ch5 space, fptrc around same previously skipped ch5 space, join AGAIN in first st (108sts)
Round 11: ch1 (counts as sc), sc in each st around (108sts)
Round 12: ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each st around (108sts)
Round 13: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in each st around (108sts)
Round 14: ch6 (counts as first sc and ch5), skip next TWO sts, sc in next st, *ch5, skip next TWO sts, sc in next st*, repeat from
* - * til TWO sts remain, ch5, skip last TWO sts, join in first st (36 scs + 36 ch5’s)
Round 15: repeat R10 (108sts)
Round 16: repeat R11 (108sts)
Round 17: repeat R12
Round 18: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog over next two sts, *dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog over next two sts*, repeat from
* - * til THREE sts remain, dc in next st, dc2tog over last two sts, join in first st (92sts)
Round 19: ch6 (counts as first sc and ch5), skip THREE sts, sc in next st, *ch5, skip next THREE sts, sc in next st*, repeat from * - * til FOUR sts remain, ch3, skip ONE st, sc in next st, ch3, skip ONE st, join in first st (24 scs + 24 chain spaces)
Round 20: ch3 (counts as dc), *skip next chain space, dc in next st, fpdc around previously skipped chain space, fptrc around same previously skipped chain space*, repeat from * - * til ONE chain space remains, skip next chain space, join in first st, fpdc around previously skipped chain space, fptrc around same previously skipped chain space, join AGAIN in first st (72sts)
Round 21: ch1 (counts as sc), sc in each st around (72sts)
Round 22: ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each st around (72sts)
Round 23: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in each st around (72sts)
Rounds 24-26: repeat R21 (72sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends (including cinching magic circle together and fastening off there)


I hope you enjoyed the Persephone Slouch Hat pattern! There are more designs coming for the Persephone collection, keep your eyes peeled.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

MAKE MONEY TEACHING CROCHET BY MARIE SEGARES: An eBOOK review

"Make MONEY TEACHING CROCHET": LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS, INCREASE YOUR SIDE INCOME, REACH MORE STUDENTS.



A review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher. Although I accepted this product for review, I did not receive any additional compensation and all opinions are my own.

Marie Segares of the Underground Crafter and Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show has created an invaluable tool for those who are considering venturing into the world of teaching crochet. It's even a great refresher resource for current fiber instructors. Available in multiple formats, it's convenient for absolutely everyone no matter what their "technology" comfort level is! In 5 easy to navigate through sections like "Getting started", "The business side of things", "Marketing", "Prepping for class" and "Resources" you'll gain the skills and confidence to bring your money making crochet business to the next level, whatever that "next level" for you is.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kids Create 2016 is ready for you!

It's been a year since the last one and now the 2016 Kids Create event is ready for your child's original artwork to be brought to life through crochet!

2016 Kids Create Event~Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Boho Chic Belt/Scarf crochet pattern

Boho Chic Belt/Scarf

a free pattern by Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

Boho Chic Belt/Scarf worn as Belt

Summertime is a time for laid back and relaxed fashion but that doesn't mean you can't show off some beachy gypsy style with the Boho Chic Belt/Scarf! Pair it with denim shorts and a tunic or flowy linen capris and a tank. 

Boho Chic Belt/Scarf crochet pattern

Boho Chic Belt/Scarf

a free pattern by Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

Boho Chic Belt/Scarf worn as Belt

Summertime is a time for laid back and relaxed fashion but that doesn't mean you can't show off some beachy gypsy style with the Boho Chic Belt/Scarf! Pair it with denim shorts and a tunic or flowy linen capris and a tank. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers

Join the 2016 #crochetslipperdrive2016 , crochet these delicate and feminine Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers and warm the hearts and feet of your loved ones or of those in need.

Charming Cherry Blossom Mary Jane Slippers


These slippers were designed for the 2016 Crochet Slipper Drive by Blackstone Designs and coordinate with the rest of my Charming Cherry Blossom Collection Patterns