Less geek, more crochet…

Between birthdays, Christmas, and babys all the geeky crochet projects I’d like to make have kind of taken a back seat lately. I’ve started on a Kaylee (from Firefly) doll and I might even finish it someday. It’s not looking like someday will be anytime soon though. I have so many projects on the go I’m actually having trouble deciding what to work on. :p I have managed to finish a few things though…

Hat and sweater for a baby who is due in the new year. I’m still working on a blanket to go with them.


Hat and fingerless gloves for my niece’s birthday.

And that coat for Emma that I mentioned a while ago. I think it needs bigger buttons though; these ones don’t seem to want to stay done up.

As I said, I have several other projects on to go. The ones that aren’t gifts will be posted as I finish them. The ones that are, well, those won’t go up until after Christmas. 🙂

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Calgary Expo Holiday Market

It’s about time for a truly geeky post. No crochet today, sorry. Check back next time. 🙂

This coming weekend (Nov. 19 – 20) is the first Calgary Expo Holiday Market. Hosted by the same people who bring us the Calgary Expo every year, it’s a market filled with all sorts of vendors guaranteed to make a geek happy.  I’m terribly excited. Also terribly disappointed as I cant afford to buy anything. 😛 But, it should be fun anyway. For anyone wondering, Calgary Expo is our local version of comic con. It takes over the entire Stampede grounds for four days every April and it’s awesome. Some of the costumes re just amazing and the variety is huge. I actually saw Kosh a couple of years ago. Great costume, had to be ridiculously hot though. I wonder how many people will show up in costume for the market….

We now return you to your regularly scheduled crochet. I promise I’ll have something to post next time.

Winter Accessories for Emma – Pattern

Today’s post is the patterns for the hat, scarf, and mittens that I posted for Emma last week.

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These will fit an Emma doll made with a 3mm hook. If you use a 2.5mm hook for the doll I’d suggest using a smaller hook or a finer yarn. It doesn’t really matter for the scarf but with the hat and mitts you might want to try them on as you go to make ure they will fit.

This pattern is available as a free pdf download from my ravely page at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-accessories-for-emma

Hook size: 5.5mm

Yarn: worsted weight (4)

 

Scarf

chain  58

row 1: (dc, ch 1, sc) in 3rd ch from hook, * sk 2 ch,(dc, ch 1, sc)in next ch* repeat stitches between *s to end of ch, turn

row 2: ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, sc) in ch space* repeat stitches between *s to end of row

Fasten Off

 

 

Mittens x2

Worked in joined rounds.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle, join with a sl st (6)

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st (12)

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc around, join with a sl st (12)

Rnd 4: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc* repeat twice, join with a sl st (9)

Switch from working in rounds to working in rows.

Row 5: ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc2tog in next 2 st from previous round

Row 6: sc in each sc from previous row

Row 7 – 15: repeat rows 5 & 6 to end of round

sl st edges together

Fasten Off

 

Hat

Worked in joined rounds.

Rnd 1:12 dc in magic ring, join (12)

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, join (24)

Rnd 3: ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc* repeat to end of round, join (36)

Rnd 4: ch 2, dc in each dc to end of round (36)

Switch from working in rounds to working in rows.

Row 5: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3ch, sc2tog in next 2 st from round 4

Row 6: sc in each sc from previous row

Row 7: repeat rows 5 & 6 to end of round

sl st edges together

Fasten Off

 

That’s it. They’re pretty simple and quick to make. Coming soon: a jacket! 🙂