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Fair Isle CAL| Week 4 |Part 6 & 7 | Finishing up!| Crochet along

Fair Isle CAl Part 6 and 7

Welcome to the Fair Isle CAL Week 3 (Part 6 & 7)! I hope everyone is having a great time learning Fair Isle and working the knit stitch! Thanks for joining and here is where we are so far. If you’ve landed here and want to catch up, see the Introduction, then Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 , Part 4, & Part 5, finished up rows 13 – 24 and I posted 24 – 34. No matter where you are, just remember that you can come back and work these parts at any time. They will be left up indefinitely for you.

In this post I am combining parts 6 & 7 because I missed Friday’s post. I am so sorry for that. I lost a dear friend and attended her funeral this week, as well as have been experiencing some personal turmoil. I’m sure you understand. It’s been very difficult to concentrate, and these life changes are just a bit overwhelming at the moment. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things, and hope to get my blog posts up and regular again.

I really appreciate everyone’s support of my blog, and I urge you to please share as much as possible, because it helps keep my blog alive and well.

Sunday| October 13, 2019

  • Continue working Rows 24 – 34 if you haven’t already finished them up!
  • Working rows 34 – 47
  • Working the Brim (video will be posted Wednesday)
  • Adding the Pom Pom
  • Post your Photos to Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends

Scroll down for the remainder of the pattern!

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

I am so grateful you are all here and hope you are enjoying the crochet along 😁.

Please feel free to ask me questions about it, if there is something you are stuck on or having trouble with, I’m glad to help. You can message me via e-mail to: stardustgoldcrochet@gmail.com, or join my Facebook friends group (link in the blue box below). I am always happy to answer questions and talk crochet! 🧢

For pattern support, please head over to Facebook and join my pattern support group, Stardust Gold Crochet and Friends.

Scroll down for the remainder of the pattern!

The WinStitch Video Series is in its infancy, but you can find the posts here πŸ˜€:

note: If you want to skip forward, you’re welcome to purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, (use code FAIRISLECAL for a 40% discount on the PDF)  but I will be posting the entire pattern in pieces here over the next 4 weeks, and at the end, I will create a full post with the full written pattern and graphics all in one post.   My hope is that you will keep updated with the posts, and we can all work together here in the CAL.

If you are landing here and want to start from the beginning, please visit the CAL page below where you will find all posts related to this CAL.

#StardustGoldCrochet #FairIlseCAL2019

πŸ’Œ Let’s Crochet!

Rows 24 – 34

Rnd 24: Ch 1, (MC) ks 90 (60). Join.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, (MC) ks 90 (60). Join.

Section 2 – Diamond


Rnds 26 – 34: Diamond Graph – as with snowflake graph, for each round, work graph three times, for a total of 90 sts using the ks. Join.

Toddler: work graph 2 times for a total of 60 sts. Join.

Section 3 – Hearts Pattern


Rnds 35 – 44: Heart Graph – as with previous graph, for each round, work graph three times, for a total of 90 sts using ks. Join.

Toddler: work graph 2 times for a total of 60 sts. Join.

Rnd 45: Ch 1, (MC) ks 90 (60). Join.
Rnd 46: Ch 1, (MC) sc2tog to end of rnd – if you end with 3 sts left, sc3tog over last 3 stitches. Join.

Use tail at beginning to sew/join bottom of fsc round.


Finished with top of hat!

+ Assembly:

Assembly of Top of Hat:


Lay flat, with seam in the center. WS out and top side up.

Sew together both pieces as pictured below, working through top loops of the stitches. Draw in the other two corners – to create an X with four corners.

Sew together the two corner you just pulled in. Then do the same with the four corners of the X, drawing them in and sewing to the center. This creates 8 corners.

Keep pulling in and sewing corners to the center, until all the corners are sewed in. Leave a long tail for sewing. It kind of looks like a mish mash, but just keep sewing up all the little holes.

Turn RS out.

Brim:

The brim is where we do all the major sizing. I’ve written instructions on how to work for each size below, but of course, you can work the brim however you’d like. My beanie fits loose, because that is my preference, however, you’re welcome to tighten it up even more.

Adult Medium/Large:

With Bottom of hat facing up, RS out – attach yarn (MC) in st directly to the left of the seam.

Ch 2.  *FPdc2tog (beginning in first post directly below join), sk 1 st post, BPdc2tog* – repeat from * to * to end of round, There should be one post left to work, plus the seam – FPdc2tog around that last post and the seam.  Join, tie off, and weave in tails.

Adult Small:

With Bottom of hat facing up – attach yarn in st directly to the left of the seam.

Ch 2.  *FPdc3tog (beginning in first post directly below join), sk 1 st post, BPdc2tog* – repeat from * to * to end of round.  Depending on how many posts remain, use FPdc2tog to finish off.  Join, tie off, and weave in tails.

Toddler:

Use pattern for Adult Medium/Large.

How does it fit?

I reworked the brim several times over to get a good fit.  If it doesn’t fit properly, you can make the following adjustments to the pattern:

Too big?  

For Medium/Large:  Substitute the FPdc2tog with FPdc3tog.  You can also skip 2 bars instead of just 1. 

Toddler/Small:  Substitute BPdc2tog with BPdc3tog

For Small/Toddler:  Substitute BPdc2tog with BPdc3tog.

Too small?

Don’t skip any stitches and/or replace the any of the front post stitches from FP/BPdc3tog to FP/BPdc2tog.

Follow the adjustments advice if it doesn’t fit, the way you like.  It’s easy to adjust the brim if you work in multiples of 2 or 3. 

Pom Pom is optional as well!  I went ahead and bought some online at Amazon that have a little loop at the bottom, so I can safety pin it when I feel like a pom pom and just take it off when I don’t want one πŸ˜‰.

We are finished!!!

I really hope you enjoyed working this pattern together with me! Please feel free to head over to my Facebook group and share your finished works. I will put together a bit of a giveaway and see what we can come up with!

Other fun stuff you may like…

I was recently published (my first published design!) in the September issue of Happily Hooked magazine 😊.  Go grab a copy here.

If you like to learn new stitches, check out my Saturday Stitch Explorers series! I try to upload one every week! There is always a full video tutorial to accompany the written patterns too. :).


In case you missed it! You can watch the Floating the Yarn tips video below and the other parts of the of the CAL are listed in the first paragraph.

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

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Fair Isle CAL| Week 3 |Part 5 |Rows 13 – 24| Crochet along

Welcome to the Fair Isle CAL Week 3 (Part 5)! I hope everyone is having a great time learning Fair Isle and working the knit stitch! Thanks for joining and here is where we are so far. If you’ve landed here and want to catch up, see the Introduction, then Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. In Part 4 we started working rows 3 – 12. Some people have already passed that! I will post the next section of the pattern for those who want to skip ahead, but again don’t feel rushed, this week we are going to continue working rows 13 – 23, and on Friday we continue working rows 24 – 34. I posted them below for those who want to skip ahead! πŸ˜‰

Here is where I am so far…

I’ve completed my rows 1 – 12 and working on row 13 now.

Here are some of the finished work so far from the Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends group! Thanks for posting your progress Sofia & Heidi!

Fair Isle Snowflakes & Hearts Beanie by Natalie Dewey Reynolds
Fair Isle Snowflakes & Hearts Beanie by Sofia Sierra

Here is what we will work on this week.

Sunday | October 6, 2019

Friday | October 11, 2019

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

I am so grateful you are all here and hope you are enjoying the crochet along 😁.

Please feel free to ask me questions about it, if there is something you are stuck on or having trouble with, I’m glad to help. You can message me via e-mail to: stardustgoldcrochet@gmail.com, or join my Facebook friends group (link in the blue box below). I am always happy to answer questions and talk crochet! 🧢

For pattern support, please head over to Facebook and join my pattern support group, Stardust Gold Crochet and Friends.

Scroll down for graph on Rows 13 – 23 and if you want to move ahead rows 24 – 34 are below as well.

The WinStitch Video Series is in its infancy, but you can find the posts here πŸ˜€:

note: If you want to skip forward, you’re welcome to purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, (use code FAIRISLECAL for a 40% discount on the PDF)  but I will be posting the entire pattern in pieces here over the next 4 weeks, and at the end, I will create a full post with the full written pattern and graphics all in one post.   My hope is that you will keep updated with the posts, and we can all work together here in the CAL.

If you are landing here and want to start from the beginning, please visit the CAL page below where you will find all posts related to this CAL.

#StardustGoldCrochet #FairIlseCAL2019

πŸ’Œ Let’s Crochet!

Rows 13 – 23

On Friday we will begin week rows 24 – 34… but they are also posted below for those who want to skip ahead!

  • Friday, October 11 – keep working the rows below. I will make a post for this again on Friday, with the pattern for
  • Post photos! I’d love to see your work so far! You can post photos in my group on Facebook here.

Rows 24 – 34

Rnd 24: Ch 1, (MC) ks 90 (60). Join.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, (MC) ks 90 (60). Join.

Section 2 – Diamond


Rnds 26 – 34: Diamond Graph – as with snowflake graph, for each round, work graph three times, for a total of 90 sts using the ks. Join.

Toddler: work graph 2 times for a total of 60 sts. Join.

Other fun stuff you may like…

I was recently published (my first published design!) in the September issue of Happily Hooked magazine 😊.  Go grab a copy here.

If you like to learn new stitches, check out my Saturday Stitch Explorers series! I try to upload one every week! There is always a full video tutorial to accompany the written patterns too. :).


In case you missed it! You can watch the Floating the Yarn tips video below and the other parts of the of the CAL are listed in the first paragraph.

Floating the Yarn Tips 🧢

If this video does not play properly, please click here and it will take you to YouTube.

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

Scroll down to leave or to read the comments

Pin it!



click photo to hook it!

Take me to the freebies!

I want to learn new stitches!


I’d love to see your work! Use hashtags on FB & IG

#stardustgoldcrochet #fairilseCAL2019

Thanks for stopping by and making beautiful things with me, PLEASE SHARE AND PIN! IT’S HOW I KEEP MY PATTERNS FREE!

If you’d like to collaborate with me, please send me a message or leave a comment, I would love to work with you!

All photos and pattern are property of Stardust Gold Crochet.

Feel free to sell items created from this pattern, but please do not copy, distribute, or sell this pattern as your own.

This post contains affiliate links, if you happen to purchase from my links, I will earn a few cents :). Thank you for that!

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Meow! Kitty Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern for the Cat Lover in you! Sizes Adult S, M, L, & Toddler!

Happy “Almost” Halloween! Just in time, I’m releasing this as a free pattern! The inspiration for this one was…of course – you guessed it!Β  Kitty Cats! 😽 Similar to the Keep Shining beanie, which will be a FREE pattern next week, it is easy to create and has so many color possibilities!Β  I would love to see all your beautiful colors, so please tag #MeowKittyBeanie or #MeowBeanie and show me your MEOW!

This pattern is created by using the knit stitch. Here are a few tips on working the knit stitch, and there is a full video tutorial at the bottom of the post along with video tutorials on how to change colors. All of the stitches have tutorial links in the stitch guide below. I hope you enjoy this pattern and please share, because sharing helps me keep my blog alive. πŸ’—

Here are some tips, and the FREE pattern is below when you scroll down.

How to get that knit look with crochet

I’ve fallen in love with the knit stitch.Β  I used it my recent Fair Isle Beanie, it’s a great stitch that creates a nice thick fabric without holes.Β  Which is great for warmth in the Fall & Winter.Β  I’m working on a series of beanies that will be a lot of fun – I hope you enjoy them all, so keep an eye out over the next few weeks :).

Check out the video at the bottom of the post to help you work the stitch!


Knit / Waistcoat Stitch Tutorial

A whole new world opens up for you when you dive into learning this simple stitch.  You will be amazed at how easy it is.  Here are a few tips on keeping your stitches looking good and even.

Tension – this stitch requires you to loosen up a bit.  If you are a tight crocheter, you’ll have to consciously loosen or “pull-up” on each stitch to make sure it doesn’t get too tight.

Consistency – when you make color changes using this stitch, you have to be consistent on how you work the color changes.  It will make a big difference in the back of your work.  This pattern requires a consistent band otherwise, when you flip up the brim, it will look messy!  No one wants that :).

Patience – learning this stitch takes time and practice.  The first time I created a pattern with it, I got calluses on my fingers because my stitches were too tight!  I even wore down one of my fingernails.  So just be patient and take your time.  This stitch is one that takes patience and as you practice more, your speed will increase. 

I also created a video on how to change colors using the knit stitch, which is super helpful with creating this pattern.  You can find that video here.

How to Crochet the Waistcoat Stitch aka Crochet Knit Stitch

Printable PDF is also available on Ravelry & Etsy.

Share away, and tag #MEOWBeanie

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Ready to make it!? Let’s Go! 😁


+ Gauge:


12 ks x 19 rows = 4 x 4” or (10 x 10 cm)

Work in the round – fsc 20, join, *ch 1.

knit stitch in each fsc, beginning in same st as join, and in each st around.Β  Repeat from * until you reach 19 rows.

Measure 12 sts by 19 rows to obtain gauge.


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Acadia, Denali & Yosemite, click here to see.

Suggested Yarn Details:

100% Acrylic, 251yds/230m per skein (3.5 oz/100g)

Care: Machine washable and dryable.

Yardage Needed: (1 skein of each color)

Adult:  150-200 yds (136.16 – 182.88) (approximately)

Toddler 100-125 yds (91.44 – 114.3) (approximately) 

Hook Size: 6.00 mm (J)

Scissors

Darning Needle

Poly-fill or yarn scraps


+ Abbreviations:


fsc foundation single crochet
ks knit stitch
sl st slip stitch
ch chain
MC main color
CC contrasting color
rnd round
ch chain
st(s) stitches
beg beginning

+ Stitch guide:


Stitches include tutorial links

ks – knit stitch

the knit stitch is a single crochet stitch that works into the center V of the st from the previous round, instead of the top two loops.

fsc – foundation single crochet

changing colors tutorial


+ Size(s):


Available Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium, Large


+ Measurements


Lying Flat: (approximate)

Toddler:

Height = 7.5” (19.05 cm), Width = 8” (20.32 cm)

Circumference of brim = 15.5” (39.37 cm)

Adult Small, Medium, Large: (Measurements below are with negative ease and meant to stretch slightly)

Small

Height = 9.25” (23.5 cm), Width = 10.25” (26 cm)

Circumference of brim = 20.5 (52.07 cm)

Medium:

Height = 9.25” (23.5 cm), Width = 10.75” (27.30 cm)

Circumference of brim = 21.5” (54.61 cm)

Large:

Height = 9.25” (23.5 cm), Width = 11.25” (28.57 cm)

Circumference of brim = 22.5” (57.15 cm)


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


  • Sizing:  Adult Small, Medium, & Large, and Toddler
  • Joining:  Joins are made with sl st into the ch 1 at end of rnd, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Stitch count:  Foundation round count is stitch count throughout.
  • Remember to count your stitches πŸ˜‰.
  • Knit Stitch:  Work very loose – they tend to get very tight.
  • Each square of graph represents 1 knit stitch.

+ Pattern:


Using J hook and MC (I used Black Canyon as main color (MC) and Acadia (white) as contrasting color (CC))

Reminder: Joins are made by sl st into the ch 1 at end of rnd, unless otherwise indicated

Pattern Adult M (S, L):

Work graph from right to left and from the bottom to the top.

(please refer to graphs for where to begin graph for S, M, L) – you can customize width by adding or removing 1 row from both the left and right side of the chart (so the text stays centered).

Rnd 1:  fsc 70 (68, 72).  Join in 1st fsc of rnd, making sure the chain is not twisted.

Rnd 2:Β  ch 1, then begin working graph using the knit stitch (ks) – the 1st st of the round is made into the same as join – 70 (68, 72)

Rnd 3 – 45:Β  Follow graph using the ks, leave an 8-12-inch tail for sewing – sew up top according to photos in the following columns/pages. 70 (68, 72)

Pattern Toddler:

Work graph from right to left and from the bottom to the top

Rnd 1:Β  fsc 57.Β  Join in 1st fsc of rnd, making sure the chain is not twisted – 57.

Rnd 2:Β  Ch 1, begin working graph using the knit stitch (ks) – the 1st st of the round is made into the same stitch as join – 57 sts.

Rnd 3 – 35:Β  Follow graph using ks, leave an 8-12-inch tail for sewing – sew up top according to photos in the following columns/pages – 57 sts.


+ Graphs



+ Assembly:


Lay flat, with seam in the center.  WS out and foundation row closest to you.  Working on the top of the hat – Sew together both pieces as pictured below, working through top loops of the stitches.

Draw in the other two corners – to create an X with four corners.

Sew together the two corner you just pulled in.  Then do the same with the four corners of the X, drawing them in and sewing to the center.  This creates 8 corners.

Keep pulling in and sewing corners to the center, until all the corners are sewed in.  Leave a long tail for attaching pom.  It kind of looks like a mish mash, but just keep sewing up all the little holes.

Weave in all tails, Turn RS out.


+ Cat Ears (make 2):


Front Piece

Using J (6mm) hook in CC (denali – pink); ch 6.

Row 1:Β  Hdc 1 in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 chs, hdc 5 in last ch, continue working around on opposite side of the chain, hdc 1 in each of next 4 chs – 13 sts.

Row 2: Β Ch 2, turn, dc in each of next 4 sts beginning in same st at ch 2, sc 1 in each of next 2 sts, sc 3 in next st, sc 1 in each of next 2 sts, dc 1 in each of next 4 sts – 15 sts.

cut, and weave in tails.

Back Piece

Create the same as front piece using MC, but don’t cut yarn, then…using the following rows to join the two pieces together.

Row 3:Β  Ch 1, turn, place front piece on top of back piece.

Join the two pieces with a sc through front and back pieces and in each of next 7 sts;

next; Sc 3 through front and back pieces of next st, continue down the other side, working through both front and back pieces, sc 1 in each of next 7 sts – 17 sts.

Row 4:Β  Ch 1, turn, sc 1 in each of next 8 sts, sc 3 in next st, sc 1 in each of next 8 sts – 19 sts.

Weave in all tails on front piece and beginning tail from back piece.  Leave a long tail for sewing to hat – use a small amount of stuffing – or leave it empty – it’s up to you.  I used a small amount of stuffing in my sample.

Attaching ears to beanie:

Add a little bit of stuffing to the ears (Optional).

Lay beanie flat, foundation row closest to your body.  Starting at the seam, counting 14 sts in from both directions (using the top most white row as a guide) and mark with stitch marker (for Toddler, count 8-9sts in. (you can place the ears anywhere you’d like, of course).

Place the ears at an angle, where the bottom of the ear is covering the 14th st of the white row.

Sew through the hat, and both pieces of the ear at the same time.

Repeat on both sides; Weave in tails.

When you are finished try on your beanie and RAWR!

This beanie is designed for you to wear with brim folded up or brim down (as pictured above.)

If you make one! I’d love to see it!

#makers with #loveΒ  <3Β  #crocheteveryday

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Fair Isle CAL| Week 2 |Part 4 |Continue Rows 3-12| Crochet along

Welcome to the Fair Isle CAL Week 2 – Part 4! Thanks for joining and here is where we are so far. If you’ve landed here and want to catch up, see the Introduction, then Part 1, and Part 2. In Part 3, we started working the pattern and learned how to do a foundation single crochet (fsc) starting round, we worked the knit stitch again, learned how to properly hold your yarn for knit stitch, and went over changing colors again.

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

This weeks video is shorter, and covers a few techniques on floating the yarn. I wanted to keep it simple this week and leave everyone some time to catch up because I know we have a lot of new members thanks to the post in My Hobby Is Crochet on Facebook.

I am so grateful you are all here and hope you are enjoying the crochet along 😁.

Please feel free to ask me questions about it, if there is something you are stuck on or having trouble with, I’m glad to help. You can message me via e-mail to: stardustgoldcrochet@gmail.com, or join my Facebook friends group (link in the blue box below). I am always happy to answer questions and talk crochet! 🧢

For pattern support, please head over to Facebook and join my pattern support group, Stardust Gold Crochet and Friends.

Scroll down for graph on Rows 13 – 23 and today’s video

The WinStitch Video Series is in its infancy, but you can find the posts here πŸ˜€:

note: If you want to skip forward, you’re welcome to purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, (use code FAIRISLECAL for a 40% discount on the PDF)  but I will be posting the entire pattern in pieces here over the next 4 weeks, and at the end, I will create a full post with the full written pattern and graphics all in one post.   My hope is that you will keep updated with the posts, and we can all work together here in the CAL.

If you are landing here and want to start from the beginning, please visit the CAL page below where you will find all posts related to this CAL.

#StardustGoldCrochet #FairIlseCAL2019

πŸ’Œ Let’s Crochet!

The video at the bottom of the post will go over the following:

  • Tips on Floating the yarn

I will write everything out here that is featured in the video.

πŸ”΅ Floating the Yarn Techniques

As we continue to work rows 3 – 12, you will definitely benefit from watching the video on floating techniques. I will go over them here as well.

For those that want to skip ahead, I am posting rows 13 – 23 today instead of next week, but please do not feel rushed, take your time with it. It can be a frustrating stitch to learn!

🧢 Remember to keep your chosen colors separated while you hold them throughout the pattern – MC on top, CC on bottom.

🧢 You may switch the way you hold your colors throughout the pattern depending on what the primary color of the round is. For instance, if your round consists mostly of the MC, with fewer CC, then hold your MC on top and CC on bottom. If the round consists mostly of the CC and a few MC throughout, then hold your CC on top. You will get the hang of this, and start to realize why its important to keep them separate – especially – after you have to untangle your yarn 🀣.

🧢 If you have a more than 5 blocks (stitches) of one color, make sure to enclose the 3rd stitch of the opposite color instead of floating it, so you don’t get long snags (see video for help on this)

Next Sunday we will begin week 3…

  • Sunday, October 6 – Rows 13 – 23 (I’ve posted rows 13 – 23 today, however, keep working rows 3 – 12 this week, and if you want to skip ahead, those rows are already there for you)
  • Friday, October 11 – I will post Rows 24 – 34.
  • Post photos! I’d love to see your work so far! You can post photos in my group on Facebook here.

Scroll down for video on Floating Yarn Tips

Other fun stuff you may like…

I was recently published (my first published design!) in the September issue of Happily Hooked magazine 😊.  Go grab a copy here.

If you like to learn new stitches, check out my Saturday Stitch Explorers series! I try to upload one every week! There is always a full video tutorial to accompany the written patterns too. :).


Floating the Yarn Tips 🧢

If this video does not play properly, please click here and it will take you to YouTube.

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

Scroll down to leave or to read the comments

Pin it!



click photo to hook it!

Take me to the freebies!

I want to learn new stitches!


I’d love to see your work! Use hashtags on FB & IG

#stardustgoldcrochet #fairilseCAL2019

Thanks for stopping by and making beautiful things with me, PLEASE SHARE AND PIN! IT’S HOW I KEEP MY PATTERNS FREE!

If you’d like to collaborate with me, please send me a message or leave a comment, I would love to work with you!

All photos and pattern are property of Stardust Gold Crochet.

Feel free to sell items created from this pattern, but please do not copy, distribute, or sell this pattern as your own.

This post contains affiliate links, if you happen to purchase from my links, I will earn a few cents :). Thank you for that!

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Fair Isle CAL| Week 1 |Part 3 |Let’s Crochet!| Crochet along

Welcome to the Fair Isle CAL Week 1 – Part 3! I’m so glad you are here with me today!  If you’ve landed here and want to catch up, see the Introduction, then Part 1. In Part 2, we went over how to read graphs, and why different hooks work for this project. I also created a video for how to create a graph yourself from scratch (see below). Here is a post I dedicated to finding the best graphing programs for C2C, and these programs are also great for row-by-row, like we are using today.

Scroll down for Pattern Details and Video

The WinStitch Video Series is in its infancy, but you can find the posts here πŸ˜€:

note: If you want to skip forward, you’re welcome to purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, (use code FAIRISLECAL for a 40% discount on the PDF)  but I will be posting the entire pattern in pieces here over the next 4 weeks, and at the end, I will create a full post with the full written pattern and graphics all in one post.   My hope is that you will keep updated with the posts, and we can all work together here in the CAL.

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

For pattern support, please head over to Facebook and join my pattern support group, Stardust Gold Crochet and Friends.

If you are landing here and want to start from the beginning, please visit the CAL page below where you will find all posts related to this CAL.

#StardustGoldCrochet #FairIlseCAL2019

πŸ’Œ Let’s Crochet!

The video at the bottom of the post will go over the following:

  • How to work the Knit (Waistcoat Stitch)
  • Changing Colors using the Fair Isle technique
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Frogging and Fixing mistakes
  • Creating the foundation single crochet row
  • Row 2 & Row 3

I will write everything out here that is featured in the video.

🟣 The Knit Stitch (ks)

The knit stitch is created by stitch placement. It is a single crochet stitch that, instead of inserting your hook in the top two loops of the stitch below, you insert your hook diagonally, like this \ , into the center of the single crochet, in-between the right and left leg of the “V”. As seen below.

🟑 Changing Colors:

To change colors:

With MC, insert hook into center of single crochet from previous round between the V legs, pull up a loop. Add the CC to your hook and complete the single crochet using the CC. Repeat this with each color change indicated in the graph (see video for more detail on changing colors).

Tip: Hold the color you are using most on top. i.e., if you are alternating MC/CC then it doesn’t matter which yarn you hold on top. If you are working a row that has mostly MC and just a few of the CC, then hold your MC on top and CC on the bottom.

Tip 2: Take note of what color the starting stitch of each round is. You want to make sure you complete the last stitch of each round with the color that you will begin the next round with.

πŸ”΄ Trouble Shooting:

Some problems you may encounter with the knit stitch and changing colors using the knit stitch.

  • The V’s may be hard to find: It seems that when you change colors with knit stitch, sometimes the V hides. Don’t fret, just do your best. As you work more rounds, and loosen your tension, they will appear and you will begin to identify them better.
  • Tension! Keep your knit stitches loose, and if you are using a tapered hook, remember to push the loop on your hook back to the 6mm point so you don’t inadvertently start to tighten your tension.
  • Frogging: 🐸 If you make a mistake and need to rip it back (ribbit – aka frog) 🀣 Pull out one color at a time and separate them so they don’t get tangled.

Okay! I think it’s time to start crocheting 🧢


+ Abbreviations:


sc single crochet
ks knit stitch
sp space
ch chain
fsc foundation single crochet
MC main color
CC contrasting color
rnd round
ch chain
sk st skip stitch
st(s) stitches
FPdc2tog front post double crochet 2 together
FPdc3tog front post double crochet 3 together
BPdc2tog back post double crochet 2 together
BPdc3tog back post double crochet 3 together

+ Stitch guide:


(stitches in pink are clickable links and will take you to the YouTube video tutorials I’ve created for each)

ks – knit stitch

the knit stitch is a single crochet stitch that works into the center V of the st from the previous round, instead of the top two loops.

fsc – foundation single crochet

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

FPdc2tog – front post double crochet 2 together

yo, *insert hook insert hook around next post of stitch (from front to back and out the front again).  yo, draw through two loops*, repeat from * to * one more time.  yo, draw through all loops on hook.

FPdc3tog – front post double crochet 3 together

yo, *insert hook insert hook around next post of stitch (from front to back and out the front again).  yo, draw through two loops*, repeat from * to * two more time.  yo, draw through all loops on hook.

BPdc2tog – back post double crochet 2 together

yo, *insert hook insert hook around next post of stitch (from back to front and out the back again).  yo, draw through two loops*, repeat from * to * one more time.  yo, draw through all loops on hook.

BPdc3tog – back post double crochet 3 together

yo, *insert hook insert hook around next post of stitch (from back to front and out the back again).  yo, draw through two loops*, repeat from * to * two more time.  yo, draw through all loops on hook.


+ Gauge:


15 ks x 19 rows = 4 x 4” or (10 x 10 cm)        


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


  • The band/brim is where we will adjust it to fit the available sizes.
  • The top of the hat is one size and worked in 3 sections, except the toddler section is worked in 2 sections.
  • For Adult:  Work all three graphs – Snowflake, Diamond, Heart
  • For Toddler:  Work the Snowflake & Diamond or Snowflake & Heart (it’s up to you)!
  • Remember to count your stitches πŸ˜‰.
  • Stitch count:  90 sts throughout/60 for toddler, counts are end of each rnd.
  • Joining:  Joins are made by sl st into the ch 1 at end of rnd, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Knit Stitch:  Work very loose – they tend to get very tight.
  • Each square represents 1 stitch.
  • *…* – repeat instructions from * to *

+ Pattern:


note: You may need to use a 5.5 mm hook for the foundation row to obtain the proper gauge of 15ks per 4″ (10 cm). In the video below, I used a 5.5 with acrylic yarn and ended up with a perfect 15 ks per 4″ (10 cm) 😁

Using J hook and MC (I used burnt sienna as main color (MC) and white as contrasting color (CC)).

Beanie:

Using recommended yarn and hook size, rounds 1 – 21 measure approximately 4.75” (12 cm).

Rnd 1:  fsc 90 (60 for tod).  Join in 1st fsc of rnd, make sure the chain is not twisted.

Rnd 2:  ch 1, sc 1 in each of the 90 (60) fsc.  Join.

Graph – Section 1 – The Snowflake Rows 3 – 12:

Rnds 3 – 12:  ch 1, then work graph below using the ks beginning in 1st sc.  For each round work graph 3 times working it bottom up, right to left, for a total of 90 sts.  Join. Toddler:  Work graph 2 times for a total of 60 sts. Join.

I was recently published (my first published design!) in the September issue of Happily Hooked magazine 😊.  Go grab a copy here.

On Sunday

  • We will continue to work rows 3 – 12 (this may take some people a while, so I’m giving it a week! and next Sunday I will release section 13 – 23)
  • Post photos! I’d love to see your work so far! You can post photos in my group on Facebook here.

Let’s Get Crocheting! 🧢

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Fair Isle CAL| Week 1 |Part 2 |Reading a Graph | All about the Hooks | Crochet along

Welcome to the Fair Isle CAL Week 1 – Part 2! I’m so glad you are here with me today!Β  In Part 1, I introduced myself and gave you an idea of what Fair Isle is. We also talked about the materials you need, yarn details, yarn subs, and getting the proper gauge.

In Part 2, we will cover what hooks work best for this project, and how to read the graph. I am also doing a short video on how to create your own graphs using WinStitch or other great graphing software out there. There are also a few great apps. Here is a post I dedicated to finding the best graphing programs for C2C, and these programs are also great for row-by-row, like we are using today.

The WinStitch Video Series is in its infancy, but you can find the posts here πŸ˜€:

note: If you want to skip forward, you’re welcome to purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, (use code FAIRISLECAL for a 40% discount on the PDF)  but I will be posting the entire pattern in pieces here over the next 4 weeks, and at the end, I will create a full post with the full written pattern and graphics all in one post.   My hope is that you will keep updated with the posts, and we can all work together here in the CAL.

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

For pattern support, please head over to Facebook and join my pattern support group, Stardust Gold Crochet and Friends.

If you are landing here and want to start from the beginning, please visit the CAL page below where you will find all posts related to this CAL.

#StardustGoldCrochet #FairIlseCAL2019

πŸ’Œ In this post we will talk about

  • Why the hook you choose for this project matters
  • How to read a graph

The video at the bottom of the post goes over how to read a graph & the hooks too, however, I will break it down here too!

🟣 It’s all about dem hooks…

For the Fair Isle technique, your hook will make a difference. I am quite an experienced crocheter and had so much trouble with this stitch until I learned I was using the wrong hook. I’m a Bates hook kinda girl. I LOVE inline hook for many reasons. So here I will go over the difference between the two types of hooks, and why it makes a difference in this pattern.

Here is a sample of two hooks. The one on the left is called an in-line hook, and the one on the right is a tapered hook.

Left: Inline Susan Bates Hook Right: Tapered “Boye” hook

In-line Hooks 🧢:

In-line hooks (aka Susan Bates hooks) are the same width from base to tip. This is helpful because if you have issues with tension, they keep your tension the same throughout without thinking too much about it. Which is fabulous for beginners! πŸ˜€ I prefer in-line or this reason. They also have a deeper grooved tip which holds the yarn better (in my opinion) than a tapered hook. In-lines are also good if you like to crochet fast, the slippage and snagging is virtually eliminated using an inline hook.

Tapered Hooks 🧢:

Tapered hooks are not the same width from base to tip. They taper up at the top, which means in order to maintain tension you need to either push the yarn back to the widest part of the hook, or push the hook forward a bit to get the hole of the loop on your hook the proper size. Different strokes for different folks right!? πŸ™ƒ. A tapered hook also requires the crocheter to angle the hook slightly to pull through the yarn, otherwise it will catch or split the yarn.

Why I use a tapered hook for this project❓:

The advantage to using a tapered hook for this project and other projects that require a the waistcoat stitch is they have a pointer tip, and it is easier to get the hook through the center V of the single crochet to create the waistcoat stitch.

πŸ“” How to Read a Graph:

I cover this in the video below as well, and for a more in-depth lesson on reading graphs for row-by-row & C2C, check out this post, which has a longer video tutorial.

In the video below I also mention graphing programs, and what programs are best to use, here is a link to the post about the 5 best graphing program.

For this pattern, we will be reading the graph from the bottom – up, and from right to left.

  • Graph is read bottom up
  • Graph is read Right to Left (if you are left handed, it is okay to work the graph left to right if that is easier for you, just make sure that you continue to repeat it that way for all 90 stitches)
  • Each square represents 1 stitch
  • After you complete your 30 stitches of the graph, you will repeat from Right to Left until you complete 90 stitches
  • Joins are made into the ch 1
  • 1st stitch of each round is created in the 1st st from below

I was recently published (my first published design!) in the September issue of Happily Hooked magazine 😊.  Go grab a copy here.

On Friday

  • Creating the foundation single crochet row
  • Changing colors
  • Troubleshooting, i.e. frogging fair isle (which is a pain!)
  • Fixing mistakes
  • Working first few rounds of the pattern!

Reading the Graph & Hooks

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WinStitch Graphing Program Tutorial | Part 1 | Creating a Graph

WinStitch Tutorial Graphic

Hey guys! This is the first post in series about how to create a graph for crochet, cross-stitch, or C2C using the program WinStitch. I absolutely love this program because out of all the programs I’ve tried, it has the most flexibility and creative control.

So far, I’ve tried several, including PCStitch (which is a great program, but doesn’t print a written pattern), StitchFiddle, and more… I’ve detailed my favorites in a post called the 5 Best Graphing Programs.

I created this tutorial as a companion to the Fair Isle CAL 2019, head over and check it out!

This page will be updated with more videos, but here is the home page for all WinStitch Tutorials πŸ˜„

πŸ”΅ In this video tutorial, you will learn:

  • How to create a graph from scratch
  • How to work the color palette
  • Copy/pasting sections of your art
  • Flipping and rotating your work
  • Printing to PDF
  • Exporting your written pattern.

This is the basis for which you can start to create your own graphs and we will go into more detail in future videos. πŸ˜€

🟣 In future videos I will go into more detail on how to:

  • Create graphs using photos and clipart
  • More advanced techniques using color and palette
  • Using the built in templates
  • and more….

Looking for more fun? Check out the Free Patterns and Stitch Explorers!

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WinStitch Beginner Tutorial Part 1

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Fair Isle |CAL Week 1 |Part 1 |Introduction | Materials | Gauge | Crochet Along

Welcome to the Fair Isle CAL!  I’m so glad you are here with me today!  In this first post, I’d like to introduce myself and talk about what we will cover this week, including materials, working up a gauge swatch, and getting started on practicing the knit stitch (aka waistcoat stitch).  I wanted to give everyone some time to gather materials, so we will not actually be crocheting anything today, except the gauge swatch (yay, fun, I know people hate that!)

If you want to skip forward, you’re welcome to purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy, (use code FAIRISLECAL for a 40% discount on the PDF)  but I will be posting the entire pattern in pieces here over the next 4 weeks, and at the end, I will create a full post with the full written pattern and graphics all in one post.   My hope is that you will keep updated with the posts, and we can all work together here in the CAL.

To catch up – I’ve compiled all the posts in one page and you can find that by clicking below πŸ˜€ – Part 2 will be posted September 25th, 2019:

In this post we will talk about

  • Introduction to Fair Isle Crochet
  • Materials Breakdown
  • Achieving the Gauge Proper
  • Yarn Details
  • Yarn Subs

There is a video at the bottom too with an introduction, and how to start working your gauge swatch including a walk through on how to create the waistcoat stitch.

A little bit about me…

My name is Tasha Margette Reynolds, I grew up in California and moved to Memphis in 1993.  I think I can officially call myself a southern now lol.  I started crocheting as a child, and put it down for sooooo many years.  I picked up my grandmas hooks again a few years ago, and became passionate about designing, writing patterns and sharing them with you.  I’d say it is a bit of an obsession at this point.  You know how that goes – a bunch of WIPS (works in progress) and design notes to fill a stadium!  lol.

I was recently published (my first published design!) in the September issue of Happily Hooked magazine 😊.  Go grab a copy here.

I love to teach, so I create video tutorials on my YouTube channel and have a series called Stitch Explorers, where I work through different stitches you can use to create beautiful projects.  I’m also taking this to the next level and will have full blown beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes here on my website by January 2020 (or sooner if I stop getting side-tracked) 😊

On a personal note, when I am not crocheting, I am skating the skate park, playing with my beautiful grandson, or spending time with my fur babies and my daughter and significant other.  I also love to garden, cook, and work out!  I have a couple of fancy degrees I don’t use, because having my own business has always been a dream.  However, I am passionate about the environment.

A little bit about Fair Isle…

β€œFair Isle is a style of knitting that originated in Scotland. A true Fair Isle garment made on Fair Isle will win you recognition anywhere.

Fair Isle knitting originated on the remote island of Fair Isle – a tiny jewel in the ocean lying midway between the Orkney and Shetland Islands to the north of Scotland in the UK, at the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea.

The traditional knitwear of Fair Isle and its intricate skill have been practiced continuously on this small Isle for generations upon generations. A rare store of patterns has evolved during this time and these are chosen and personally interpreted by each knitter so that each then achieves their own recognizable style. The traditional method of hand-knitting Fair Isle β€˜in the round’ using double-pointed needles – known locally as β€˜wires’- along with a special padded knitting belt, continues to this day. A small quantity of exclusive hand-spun, hand-knitted items are produced for sale on the Isle, as well as a number of high quality hand-frame garments.” – https://www.exclusivelyfairisle.co.uk/history-of-fair-isle-knitting.php

Even though it is a traditional knitting technique, some masterful and creative crocheter has created a stitch that works wonderfully to recreate this knit technique in crochet. (thank you!)

The stitch is called the waistcoat stitch and also referred to as the knit stitch.  I will refer to it as the knit stitch throughout the pattern and videos. 

+ Materials:

Suggested Yarn:

I used I Love This Cotton! in Burnt Sienna and White (it’s on sale this week for $2.65!).Β  It’s listed as a weight 4 yarn and recommends an I-9 hook.Β  However, it has 14 wpi (wraps per inch) which is considerably more than the average 4 – worsted.Β  If you want to maintain proper gauge and sizing for the beanie, I recommend finding a worsted weight yarn with comparable wraps per inch, or reduce hook size (which may make it a bit tighter).Β  Here is a tutorial on how to do wpi – it’s super easy, or watch my video below.

Suggested Yarn Details:

100% Cotton, 180yds/165m per skein (3.5 oz/100g)

Care: Machine washable and dry.

Yardage Needed:

Beanie: 180 yds (164 m) white, 225 yds (205 m) red (appx), the finished beanie weighs 175 g (6.17 ounces). 

Hook Size: 6.00 mm (J)

Scissors

Darning Needle

Pom Pom (optional)

Yarn Subs

I explain this a bit in the video, but will write it out here too.  The yarn I used to create the beanie in my sample is I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby.  It has a WPI (wraps per inch) of 14, which is a bit different than what Ravelry lists it as too.  This means that despite it being a worsted (4-weight) yarn, it is a bit thinner than your average worsted weight yarn.  In order to meet the gauge in the pattern, it’s best to find a yarn that has a similar WPI, or adjust your tension to meet the gauge.  Here is a link to all yarn subs that are easy to find.

+ Gauge:

You want to try to get as close to 15 ks (knit stitch) x 19 rows using a 6 mm hook or reduce hook size. The video will go over how to start your gauge swatch too for the visual learners out there.


+ Gauge Pattern:


Chain 35, join.

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 1 in same as join and in each chain around, join with sl st into ch 1.

Row 2 – 19:  Ch 1, ks 1 in each sc around, join in ch 1.


If you have any pattern questions, please leave them below in the comments section (you have to scroll down a bit), or join my pattern support group on Facebook called Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends.  You’re so welcome to join this CAL at any time and I will leave all these posts up forever, so you can always come back and see what you missed.  We are not going to speed through them too fast, because I want everyone to learn and enjoy the process 😊.

On Wednesday

we will talk about hooks, and why your hook choice makes a difference in working the knit stitch, and we will also talk about how to read a graph.

On Friday

we will talk about changing colors, troubleshooting, frogging, fixing mistakes, how to create a foundation single crochet round, and work the first few rounds of the pattern!

Here is the intro video and visual tutorial on how to work the knit stitch.

If this video does not play properly, please click here and it will take you to YouTube.

Hope everyone has a great time learning together, and please subscribe to my Stargazers mailing list here to get notified when the new posts and videos go LIVE!

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Take me to the freebies!

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I’d love to see your work! Use hashtags on FB & IG

#stardustgoldcrochet #fairilseCAL2019

Thanks for stopping by and making beautiful things with me, PLEASE SHARE AND PIN! IT’S HOW I KEEP MY PATTERNS FREE!

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All photos and pattern are property of Stardust Gold Crochet.

Feel free to sell items created from this pattern, but please do not copy, distribute, or sell this pattern as your own.

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Fair Isle Snowflakes & Hearts Slouchy Beanie | Crochet Along | CAL

Hello Makers! πŸ€— It’s reboot season! While many of my new designs are in testing, I’ll be rummaging through some of the most popular patterns from last year and releasing them as free patterns, along with crochet tutorials to accompany them. I’m soooo excited about this! I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time now, but you know how life does what it does. πŸ™ƒ

In December of 2018, I created a CAL group on Facebook, and invited some wonderful designers to join in. The Fair Isle Snowflakes & Hearts Beanie (mouthful I know!) was my very first CAL! Because we had so many designers in the group, my next scheduled CAL is not for another month or so.

Fair Isle Snowflakes and Hearts Beanie

In the meantime ⏲ – let’s do one here! I will create posts every week for the next 4 weeks. Each week, we will work through aspects of how to work the sections, and how many rows to complete. Of course, everyone will work at their own pace, but this will be a lot of fun 😁, so please πŸ™ invite your friends on over to join.

To keep up to date, please sign up for my newsletter here where you will receive notice when each post goes live 🧢

If you are landing here for the first time and may need to catch up – I’ve compiled all the posts on one page. Bookmark it and you can come back anytime you’d like :). – OR – you can click the subjects below, they will be updated as we work through all the weeks.

Please leave any questions in the comments below or you can join my pattern support group, but I’d prefer we keep the comments on the blog. Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends πŸ˜„

After this, we will work the companion scarf CAL, this one is a doooozy, and it may take some time, but well worth the effort for sure.

I really love the Fair Isle ❄ technique using crochet. It creates such a beautiful finished piece and also provides so much opportunity for using graphing programs to create any design you’d like!

CAL Schedule

πŸ’Œ Introduction


Sunday | September 22, 2019

  • Introduction to Fair Isle Crochet
  • Materials Breakdown
  • Getting the Gauge Proper
  • Yarn Details
  • Yarn Subs

πŸ”΅ Week 1:


Wednesday | September 25, 2019

  • Hooks Make the Difference
  • How to Read a Graph

Friday | September 27, 2019

  • How to work the Knit (Waistcoat Stitch)
  • Changing Colors using the Fair Isle technique
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Frogging and Fixing mistakes
  • Creating the foundation single crochet row & single crochet row

🟣 Week 2: 


Sunday | September 29, 2019

  • Working Rows 3 – 12
  • Post your Photos!

🟠 Week 3:


Sunday | October 6, 2019

  • Working Rows 13 – 23
  • Post your Photos!

Friday | October 11, 2019

  • Working Rows 24 – 34
  • Post your Photos!

🟒 Week 4:


Sunday | October 13, 2019

  • Working Rows 35 – 47
  • Working the Brim
  • Finishing
  • Adding the Pom Pom
  • Post finished pictures

Saturday | October 19, 2019

  • Post finished pictures

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Check out the Finished Beanies from the makers!

If you like to learn new stitches, check out my Saturday Stitch Explorers series! I try to upload one every week! There is always a full video tutorial to accompany the written patterns too. :).


All photos and pattern are property of Stardust Gold Crochet.

Feel free to sell items created from this pattern, but please do not copy, distribute, or sell this pattern as your own.

This post contains affiliate links, if you happen to purchase from my links, I will earn a few cents :). Thank you for that!

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