Sunday, December 2, 2012

Charity Hat Challenge - COMPLETED!!!

I have completed the 100 hats for Coats for Kids in Worcester MA!  I sent the first 7 dz the week before Thanksgiving and heard that they loved them :-)   This picture is the last 3 dozen.  I enjoyed making these hats. 

Now...to decide my next challenge...


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Charity Hat Challenge -Week 6

This week I finished 12 more hats. I have decided to send the hats I have done in now rather than wail until I finish all of them since it will be Thanksgiving break next week and we have already had one good snow storm. I will still make the total of 100 hats that I promised for Coats for Kids.

Hats made this week: 12

Total hats made: 64

Have a great week!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Charity Hat Challenge - weeks 4-5

In the past weeks I have added 21 hats to my total.  In total, as of right now, I have 24 teen and 28 toddler size hats made. I'm going to focus more on teen size hats for the next 2 weeks because I think they will fit more people.

Hats made this week: 21

Total hats made: 52

Have a great week!

Beth


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Charity Hat Challenge - Week 3

This week I made 12 hats!  At this rate, I think I might have to crochet faster to get 100 hats done by Thanksgiving but I do still need to make quite a few hats in the smaller size so maybe that will be faster. 

The finished hats will go to a program n Worcester, MA called Coats for Kids. 

Please follow me on Twitter for updates @craftybp #charityhatchallenge.

Hats made this week: 11

Total hats made: 31

Have a great week!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Charity Hat Challenge - Week 2

This week I made 11 (eleven) hats.  I am still using the same patten I used last week and I've decided to use this pattern for throughout the challenge.
I have realized I can't make more than 12 hats a week so I am extending my end date to Thanksgiving with a goal of 100 hats. If I finish them sooner, I'll just make more than 100. :-)

This week I made 11 hats.

Total Hats Made: 19


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Charity Hat Challenge!

For October, I have decided I need a challenge.  I've been sitting and crocheting hats by the dozen so I've decided to see just how many I can make in a month.  I'm not sure where they will all end up yet, but I have a couple local organizations in mind that I would like to donate them to.

The pattern I am using is Better Late than Never by Kathy North.  Be sure to click her name to check her full blog - its great!

I am not always following the pattern exactly as written, as you will see from my pictures.  
Update: The hats I am making are going to Coats for Kids in Worcester, MA and I'm sorry for not having any link for them. This week I made 8 hats ( plus 2 adult which are not included in the total). Total Hats Made: 8

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My No-Holes Granny Square - Free Crochet Pattern


My No-Holes Granny Square

Finished squares are about 6 to 6 1/2 " square.

Crochet Hook size “I” (or whatever your normal “gauge” tells you - I crochet a little tight so I normally have to go up 1 size, so I will be using a “J” hook).
Worsted Weight Yarn
NOTE: You will increase each round by 4 stitches per side.

For multi-colored granny:

With color A ,Chain 4, join with slip stitch to first chain from hook to form a circle

Rnd 1: chain 3, 2 double crochet’s in circle ,chain 2 , *3 double crochet’s in circle , chain 2, repeat from * 3 times; join to top chain of beginning chain 3 with slip stitch (starting chain always counts as 1st double crochet). finish off.
[round 1 will have a total of 12 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 2: With color B ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 3 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 2 will have a total of 28 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 3:With color C ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 7 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 3 will have a total of 44 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 4: With color D ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 11 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 4 will have a total of 60 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

Rnd 5: With color E ,Slip stitch into corner chain-2 space, chain 3. 1 double crochet in same chain-2 space,* 1 double crochet in next 15 double crochets, 2 double crochets into chain-2 corner, chain 2, 2 double crochets in same chain-2 corner space. Repeat from * until you get back to first corner, 2 double crochets in beginning chain-2 space ,chain 2 ; join to top chain of beginning chain-3 with slip stitch. finish off .
[Round 5 will have a total of 76 double crochets and 4 chain-2 spaces]

(This pattern was originally found on my other blog - knits4charity.blogspot.com which is not being used anymore). I copied it here to make sure it won't be forgotten.

Beth

Car Seat Blanket for Charity - Free Crochet Pattern

by Beth Pitard


Finished Size:  Approx 20" x 24"

You will need:
2 skeins Worsted Weight Yarn (just about a full skein of each)
Size K (6.5mm) Crochet Hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:  Approx 11 sts = 4"

Abbreviations Used:
Ch: Chain
Dc: Double Crochet
Sk: Skip
Sts: Stitches
Sc: Single Crochet

Lets Begin!
Chain 58 loosely  **NOTE:  Yarn is held doubled**

Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and each Ch across (56 Dc)  Ch 3, Turn
Row 2-?: Dc in each Dc across. Ch 3, Turn.  Repeat this row for 8 (or 16) inches (56 Dc)

Next Row:  22 Dc, Ch 10, Sk 10 DC, 23 DC Ch 3, Turn (Total 56 sts)
Next Row:  22 Dc, 10 Dc in Ch Sts, 23 Dc Ch 3, Turn (56)

Car Seat Strap Opening
Car Seat Strap Opening (Image 1)
Repeat Row 2-? until Approx 24" long.  Do not cut yarn.

Border:
Ch 1, 1 Sc in each Dc, 2 Sc in each row on the side.  There will be 3 Sc in each corner.

The flower is optional.

I designed this Car Seat Blanket for charity.  If you make one for your own use, please consider making another and donating to your favorite charity.  

Beth