Sunday, 29 April 2012

District 12 Inspired Headband






District 12 Inspired Headband

3.75mm
You know, I don’t even know what kinds of yarn I’m using half the time, so I can’t tell you . . .

Primrose Flower:
mc
1: ch 2 (count as first st), 5 dc in mc (6)
2: *hdc, ch 2* 5 times (6 spaces) sl st to last st
3: ch 1, *dc, dc 2, tc 3, ch2, dc, sl st to hdc of previous row* in each space
                Fasten off

Leaves (make 2):
1: ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, *hdc, sc, sc, sc, hdc* in final ch
2: (on opposite side) dc, tc, hd, sc, sl st
3: (to make the band) sc in next st, ch 66
                Fasten off

Attach the leaves between the petals on opposites side and voila! 

Friday, 27 April 2012

District 4 inspired Baby Hat

Perfect for your own little Finnick or Annie!



District 4 inspired Baby Hat
Size: 0-3mo
5.0m hook

Abbreviations:
mc - magic circle
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half-double crochet
st - stitch

R1: using magic circle, ch 2 (counts as first stitch), dc 8 in mc (9) (DO NOT JOIN)
R2: 2 dc in each st around (18)
R3: *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* around (27)
R4: dc around (27)
R5: 3 dc in next st, *skip a st, 3 dc in next st* around
R6-11: skip a st, 3 dc in next st around (you can change colour here)
R12: skip a st, hdc around
Fasten off


If you find the pattern is too small (I used a bamboo yarn that stretches a lot) you can add this between R3 and R4 -> *2 dc in next, one dc in next 2 sts* around



Thursday, 26 April 2012

Mermaid Costume Pattern

Mermaid Costume Pattern



I made this costume for my cousin Brynn last Halloween.

NOTE: I put a lot of time into creating this so that I wouldn't have to pay for it, so I'd really appreciate if you didn't sell what you make from it. Personal use only, please!

Size H hook
Worsted weight yarn
       This makes a size 9-12 months approximately. If you're looking to make it smaller, try using baby yarn and a G hook. To make it bigger, chunkier yarn and an I or J hook.


Starfish Top:
Mc
R1: sc 5 times in mc, sl st to join (5)
R2: ch 1, 2 around, sl st to join (10)
R3: ch 1, sc in same st, dc, tr, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc, tr, dc in next st* around, sl st to join
R4: ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in next st, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in next st, hdc in next st, *sc in next st, hdc in next st, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in next st, hdc in next st* around, sl st to join
                Fasten off
Make four ties approximately 35 chains in length and attach them to your preference





Mermaid Tail:
(This is made by joining at the beginning of each row and ch 2 (this does NOT count as a stitch!). You can also try making it without joining it, but at the time that I made this pattern, I wasn't really comfortable with marking stitches, but have at 'er!)


Mc
R1: 12 dc in circle (12)
R2: Blo, dc 12 around (12)
R3-9: dc 12 round (12)
R10: dc 1 in next 3 st, dc 2 in next st* around (15)
R11: dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around (20)
R12: Dc around (20)
R13: Dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around (28)
R14-17: Dc around (28)
R18-19: Dc 1 in next 2 st, dc 2 in next st* around
                For optional increase, repeat R13 (48)
R20-45: dc around
R46-47: sc around
R48: sc in next 2 st, ch 1, skip a st, sc in next 2 st* around
R49-50: sc around
                Fasten off
Make a chain long enough to form a drawstring around the waist (you’ll weave this through the spaces in R48)





Fins (make 2):
Ch 23
R1: Dc across
R2: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R3: Ch 2, dc across
R4: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R5: Ch 2, dc across
R6: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across
R7: ch 2, dc across
                Fasten off





If the fins are confusing, you can try using these:

You should only sew the fins together about three-quarters of the way


Fold the corners over and sew the corners to the end of the tail (sew around; make sure it's connected)

And there you have it!





For everyone who was waiting a really long time for this pattern, I'm sorry, but I didn't have access to the costume for the longest time so I couldn't try and write it down. 

This pattern hasn't been tested except for by me, so any feedback or revisions would be appreciated. If something's unclear, feel free to ask me about it. The beading and sequins wasn't done by me, it was done by my aunt.