Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket

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Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket

Have you ever wondered why babies or newborn toys are colourful and of various shapes? 

Because as a child grows, he/she learns to observe and categorize the objects around in form of shapes and colours. This helps to develop the brain and build that motor skills. The kid learns to differentiate size, shapes and patterns around. Colours help to identify objects like yellow fruit in the shape of half circle is a banana. 

I have always dreamt of making a geometric-shaped colourful blanket for children to serve as a multi-purpose item. It can not only be used as a swaddling cover or stroller blanket or normal baby blanket but also can be laid on carpet or bed and they can play with the colours and shapes. 

I was successful to implement when a friend asked me for a custom baby blanket to gift.

After getting a hold on Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet stitch, I tried a few pixel grid graphs on my own. I liked the work of other fellow crocheters but I wanted to make a pattern all by myself from the scratch. The basic way to learn is to simply form geometric shapes to get the idea of blocks and shapes. 

This struck me with the idea of making the geometric-shaped squares for the baby blanket. I tried all basic geometric shapes and polygons. I changed the colours of the squares based on the availability of yarns and voila! here is the charming baby blanket. 

Process:

We can find a square, circle, rectangles, triangle, right angle triangle, ovals, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, parallelogram, diamond, septagon, rhombus of different colours in this Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket.

Collect the colours that you plan to use for the blanket. Start C2C crocheting and then C2C crocheting in descending pattern to complete one graph. Repeat the similar process for all the graphs as these are the 15×15 grid. Make 1 graph and measure its size. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 15 pieces. For this blanket, each piece is 10″ and no border makes the blanket 40″ X 40″.

Note: Make 1 graph and check out the measurement of that part. It will help you analyse the final size of the blanket. Proceed towards making other 15 pieces. You can add a row of SC if you want to have the uniformity all around. 

This pattern requires proper counting and marking after completion of each square to avoid any mistakes.

  1. Print the coloured graph ( or black n white graph and mark the colours) and mark the total rows and columns. It is 15X15. The C2C corner stitch grows diagonally.
  2. Starting with ¹C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change) increase diagonally till the count 15.
  3. Start ²decreasing C2C Crochet Stitch (focusing on the colour change as per the graph) decrease till the count reaches 1.

Edging:-

After completing the 16 square pieces, join them using the Invisible Stitch. Work on the edging on the blanket. 

I haven’t provided any edging as the size is already 40″ X 40″ and the invisible stitch flows pretty well.

C2C Geometric Shaped Coloured Graphs:

Crochet C2C Square Shape Grid Graph / Square Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Square Shape Grid Graph / Square Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Circle Shape Grid Graph / Circle Shape Pixel Grid ( 15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Circle Shape Grid Graph / Circle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Long Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Long Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Long Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Long Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Rectangle Shape Grid Graph / Rectangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Triangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Triangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Right-angle Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Right-angle Triangle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Right-angle Triangle Shape Grid Graph / Right-angle Triangle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Diamond Shape Grid Graph / Diamond Shape Pixel Grid ( 15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Diamond Shape Grid Graph / Diamond Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Hexagon Shape Grid Graph / Hexagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Hexagon Shape Grid Graph / Hexagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Shape Grid Graph / Pentagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Pentagon Shape Grid Graph / Pentagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Octagon Shape Grid Graph / Octagon Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Octagon Shape Grid Graph / Octagon Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Parallelogram Shape Grid Graph / Parallelogram Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Parallelogram Shape Grid Graph / Parallelogram Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Shape Grid Graph / Oval Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Oval Shape Grid Graph / Oval Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Eclipse Shape Grid Graph / Eclipse Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Eclipse Shape Grid Graph / Eclipse Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Semi-Circle Shape Grid Graph / Semi-Circle Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Semi-Circle Shape Grid Graph / Semi-Circle Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Trapezoid Shape Grid Graph / Trapezoid Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Trapezoid Shape Grid Graph / Trapezoid Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Kite Shape Grid Graph / Kite Shape Pixel Grid (15x15) for blankets - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Kite Shape Grid Graph / Kite Shape Pixel Grid for blankets – Knot My Designs

 

¹C2C crochet stitch:

  • [Chain 6.
  • R1: Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains. [ 1st corner block is made]
  • R2: turn the work, chain 6. DC in 4th chain from the hook. 2 DC in next 2 chains.  Slip stitch on the chain 3. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in the same chain 3 space of the previous row. [2nd row contains 2 blocks]
  • R3: Repeat R2 ]

²Decreasing C2C crochet stitch

  • [turn the last row. slip stitch on 1st DC, 2nd DC, 3 DC.
  • Slip Stitch(SL ST) chain 3 space. (Chain 3, 3 DC) in same chain 3 space.
  • Continue (SL ST, chain 3, 3 DC) in next chain 3 space.
  • Repeat till the last 2nd block. SL ST in the last chain 3 space. ]

Caution Section:-

Final pointers to keep in mind when working on this project.

  1. Print colourful graph. If you have the black and white printer then print the graph and colour the blocks using colour pencils or mark G for green, Y for Yellow, Br for Brown, R for Red etc. so that you do not miss out the shape.
  2. Mark each row and column so that you know at which row you are while working.
  3. Also, count the number of blocks use 1 colour in that working row. Remember we work diagonally in C2C.
  4. Make one graph and measure the part. Based upon this measurement you can calculate the total size of your blanket. You can increase the size of the blanket by
    1. adding few rows of SC and DC around each part.
    2. adding an edge and increasing the edge using DC around.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Length: 37″
  • Width: 37″

Optional Alterations:-

  • The sizes can be changed based on your requirement.
  • The edging can be made of Single Crochet (SC), Crab Stitch, Slip Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC).
  • Instead of regular yarn, fur yarn will bring out a pop to the border.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to pop out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.
  • You can add pom-pom or tassels (matching the colour with the edging or the base colour) at the 4 corners. Link to make pom-pom and tassels.
  • Avoid the border and just add tassels/pompoms made of a mixture of the base colours.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, appliques or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather, fabric etc to make it more interesting.
  • You can increase the total size of the blanket

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan - Knot My Designs

Crochet C2C Geometricised Colour Baby Blanket / Graphghan -In Progress - Knot My Designs

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Crochet C2C Paralellogram Graphghan - In progress - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the yarn colour matching with your kids’ room or their choice of animals.
  • Go crazy with experimental contrast colours with your furniture to pop out a section. Make sure the interiors contain natural, neutral or earthy colours around.
  • The selection of colour palette should be bright but not flashy.
  • For the stitches or pattern to be visible clearly, choose lighter shades of yarn.
  • The graphs can be used for blankets or bags for kids.
  • Instead of going for 3rd colour for the border, use both the base colours around for alternate rows.
    • The border shouldn’t be too broad to stand out. The purpose should be to provide a clean edge.

Materials:

  1. Yarn:
    1. Other leftover yarn balls – 1 each.
    2.  Jo-Ann Big Twist Classic – Gray – 2 balls.
    3. Vardhamaan red, green, pink, maroon – left over balls.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.
  • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
  • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
  • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions Defined Icon for Hand Wash, Cold Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Winter /Fall Seasoned Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie

Close-knit beanies are the best option to stay warm during cold and chilly winters. In crochet, one can get the same effect using a Slip Stitch. Also, known as Bosnian stitch or Shepherd’s Knitting in English. In the Norwegian, it is pjoning, and in Swedish, it’s krokvirkning, smygmaskvirkning, and bosnisk virkning. 

While there is always a standard crochet hook to be used with specific yarn thickness, we can create various designs just by experimenting with the crochet hooks. For this design, in particular, it is usually recommended to use thicker yarn and match it with bigger crochet hooks for making a loose stitch where there is more space between the wool threads making the overall fabric more stretchable.

Also, if you change the entry point,  in other words, where you insert the hook; from the front, in the back loop or vice versa, you can get different results and be amazed. You can consult  A Basic Guide to Bosnian Crochet blog if you are doing an in-depth research.

Process:

Monk Wolles & Beanies is my favourite mentor. Aleksandra’s work is impeccable. Starting from the choice of colours to the creation to the final look, they attract everyone from crocheters to buyers. After working on her Hazelnut Beanie and  Stripes Beanie, I jumped to make  Long Beanie Bosnian Crochet.

Here, I wanted to make stretchy but close-knit, long but non-ribbed beanie. The beanie will resemble close to knit beanies and will provide the same warmth, durability, softness, and density. It will be long enough to cover your head and ears properly.

Remember to achieve more stretchiness the recommended crochet hook might not be the correct choice. Choose a larger hook than the suggested one.

One more point – your strength and style do matter. I tend to make a tighter stitch most of the time, thus I prefer a larger hook. If the crochet stitches you make is looser than you can go for a recommended hook or the hook suggested in the patterns.

Caution Section:-

  1. Unless your technique is loose stitching style, I will suggest using bigger crochet hook than the recommended on for more stretchiness.
  2. Slip stitch should be looser since we are working on the back loop to create the elasticity.
  3. Measure your progress to avoid rework. For e.g. if 1st batch gives 4″ width, then to get 20″ you need to repeat the same batch 4 more times. a total of 5 times. 
  4. Similarly, with the height of hat, it can be altered too. The focus should be on noting down all the modifications while creating the 1st batch. This will make the process smoother.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height of the hat: 9.5″
  • Circumference: 23″

The sizes could be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. There are different ways to create pom-pom.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give cuteness to the hat.
  • You can put fur edging or tassels to give a different touch.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie

Winter /Fall Seasoned Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter /Fall Seasoned Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter /Fall Seasoned Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter /Fall Seasoned Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter /Fall Seasoned Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter /Fall Seasoned Crochet Bosnian Long Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear. Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern.
  • Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Vardhaman Yarn – Maroon
  2. Crochet Hook: 5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels – Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined Icon Machine Wash, Warm, Permanent Press Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Denim Bosnian Striped Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

Denim Bosnian Striped Beanie

I loved the Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie – Knot My Designs and decided to make one for myself. I admit that I follow Monk Wolle & Beanies religiously. Even though her videos are created in German, I followed her stitches. I love Aleksandras’ creations. All her merchandises are in simple patterns but the choice of colours make them look so attractive, contemporary and rich.

What can I say “Love has no Language”!!!

I simply fell in love with Striped Beanie pattern. The video instructions are in German, though. The process is similar to the Hazelnut Beanie – English. The change of colours can be a bit tricky, though.

Process:

Below, I am focusing only on the change of the colour. For the rest, you can follow the Hazelnut Beanie – Knot My Designs to complete the beanie.

Striped Colored Part:-

Pointers:-

  1. Either you can use both the ends of the wool or buy 2 balls of wool of the same colour.
  2. Make sure you check each sections dimensions as detailed in Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie – Knot My Designs.
  3. The count increases or decreases based on the gauge of the wool, crochet hook used and your style. So, the re-checking again and again at the 1st part is extremely important.

For me, I am using 2-ply yarn. The recommended crochet hook is 4mm but I chose 5mm. Since I tend to move towards tighter stitch, I preferred bigger crochet hook to give the stretchable feel.

Pattern:-

  1. Chain 10 with charcoal grey, chain 3 in cream, chain 3 in blue, chain 21 in cream using 4 balls of wool.
  2. Working on Back loop only, Slip stitch across.
    1. 20 counts in cream.
    2. Bring the cream wool strand in front and join blue yarn.
    3. Continue 4 counts in blue.
    4. Bring the blue wool strand in front and join cream yarn.
    5. Continue 4 counts in cream.
    6. Bring the cream wool strand in front and join grey colour.
    7. Continue 10 counts in grey, ch 1.
  3. Turn the work and 9 counts in grey. Bring the strand to the front and continue with Cream yarn. Continue the process.

I increased the count to 11 chains in blue, 4 chains in cream. 4 chains in blue, 31 chains in cream to obtain 9″ height of the beanie.

Remember to achieve more stretchiness the recommended crochet hook might not be the correct choice. Choose a larger hook than the suggested one.

One more point – your strength and style do matter. I tend to make a tighter stitch most of the time, thus I prefer a larger hook. If the crochet stitches you make is looser than you can go for the recommended hook or the hook suggested in the patterns.

Caution Section:-

Tips to remember when working on this pattern.

  1. If you do not have loose stitching technique like me, then it is better to use a larger crochet hook than the recommended one. Like the recommended one is 4mm but I used 5mm to get the stretchy feel.
  2.  The beanie is made of the sections. So, it is best if we measure and note all the changes for the first section. For e.g. if the 1st section gives 4″ then to get 20″ there will be 4 more sections. 

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height of the hat: 9.5″
  • Circumference: 23″

The sizes could be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. There are different ways to create pom-pom.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give cuteness to the hat.
  • You can put fur edging or tassels to give a different touch.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Denim Bosnian Striped Beanie

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Denim Bosnian Striped Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Denim Bosnian Striped Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Denim Bosnian Striped Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

 

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Denim Bosnian Striped Beanie for an adult woman - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear.
  • Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern or different pattern but the same colour mix.
  • Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Vardhman Wool – Blue, Cream
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined Icon Machine Wash, Warm, Permanent Press Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Shepherd's Mobile Wristlet Case Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Shepherd’s Mobile Wristlet Case

Thank you for liking my work and ordering more! I am happy when a customer liked my Spiked Mobile Phone Case and asked me for a phone case for herself.

As I already mentioned in the previous blog, I can make the phone with or without options of a sling; a wristlet; combined with/without looped closing button; open case; hooks etc. Depending on her requirement, I have a small handle (wristlet) to give a choice to hang the phone case on the wrist. Also going with her choice of colour and design, I started looking for a sophisticated yet simple texture for the case I chose Shepherd’s Knitting stitch/Bosnian crochet stitch and named it as Shepherd’s Mobile Wristlet Case.

Carry it in hand as a mobile case or hang it around your wrist to free up your hands, Shepherd’s Mobile Wristlet Case from Knot My Designs will redefine mobility.

Process:

I have used 2 different stitch patterns to create this mobile case.

Body:-

I tumbled on Amorefecit – Schaapherderssteek. The stitch is known as Shepherd’s Knitting or Bosnian Crochet. It is a simple process of Slip stitch in rounds. A video of DROPS Crochet Tutorial on Bosnian Crochet can help you to follow if the written instructions are confusing. The stitch gives a uniform look. It is stitched at the base.

Sew the 1st row by turning the cover inside out. Change back to right side and start with edge and wristlet. I added a white brim to present that convoluted and elegant look.

I started with chain 34 like other wristlets but the size kept reducing after 2 rows. After 6-7 trials, I found out that chain 50 and tight slip stitch got me 3″ width.

Brim with side loop:-

R1: Change the yarn to white and Chain 2; Double Crochet (DC) around; join at the 1st DC.

R2: Ch 2, Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) and Double Crochet alternatively till the end of the row. Ch 3 and join at the 1st FPDC.

Continue R2 around till the brim is 1″. 

R3: Finish off with Reverse single crochet stitch or crab stitch to give a fine edging; Single Crochet in the ch 3 space; join at the beginning.

Brim without side loop:-

R1: Double crochet around with white yarn.

R2: Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) and Double Crochet alternatively around till the brim is 1″.

R3: Finish off with Reverse single crochet stitch or crab stitch to give a fine edging.

Crochet Wristlet: Chain 60-70 based on the wristlet length. Sew the ends in the inside of the pouch. 

Caution Section:-

  1. The thickness and elasticity of the yarn and the chosen crochet hook determines the measurement and flexibility of the product.
  2. Also, your technique impacts the smoothness or finished look. Everyone has different techniques ranging from tight stitching style to medium to loose stitching styles.
  3. The Bosnian crochet stitch or the slip stitch tightens the size as you go along. Thus, please make sure you loosely slip stitch for flexibility.
  4. In case, you want to produce a stiff product, then you can use a small crochet hook and slip stitch with medium technique. But remember that you have to apply pressure on every stitch as you move around. 
  5. The initial chain count always depends on points 1 and 2. Thus, it may vary from person to person, even though they are using same crochet stitch pattern. 
  6. It is best to work a couple of rows or up to 0.5-1″ and measure the gauge. If it is as per your need then you can continue or else you can unravel the yarn and start from scratch again.
  7. Make sure you keep a count of your mistakes to avoid repeating them. For e.g. I started with chain 34 like other wristlets but the size kept reducing after 2 rows. After 6-7 trials, I found out that chain 50 and tight slip stitch got me 3″ width.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height: 6.5″
  • Width: 3″
  • Wristlet Size = 9″-10″ with 60-70 chains.
  • Button Loop Size = 2.5″-3″ is obtained by chaining 20.

The sizes can be altered based on the total count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • The side loop can be used to add any wristlet, strap made of suede leather, crochet, resin etc.
  • The buttoned loop can be switched to magnet button, snap-on button, press button, zip or an open pouch.
    • Depending on the tool, leave enough height for closure and mobile.
  • You can add additional hook or charms or keychains in the side loop along with strap.

Remember: do not over accessorize it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Shepherd’s Mobile Wristlet Case

Crochet Shepherd's Mobile Wristlet Case Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Crochet Shepherd's Mobile Wristlet Case Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Crochet Shepherd's Mobile Wristlet Case Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Hang inside/outside your purse as a go-to pouch for mobile and cards.
  • Add a keychain to the wristlet hole to add your keys along with phone and cards.
  • Use long sling instead of wristlet to carry as a compact pouch on the go OR simply treat as a cell phone case without any handles.
  • Choose the yarn colour based on the palette in your wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.
  • Go creative with the button choice.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Michaels – Lily N Sugar – Mod GreenMichaels – Premier Yarn – White
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Button
  6. Thread matching with Base colour
  7. Measuring Tape
  8. Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined Icon Machine Wash, Warm, Permanent Press Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adopt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Blue Grey Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie Free Pattern for an adult man - kNot mY deSigns

Blue Grey Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie

I am very happy to declare that I WON!!!

Making this beanie, was no lesser than winning a trophy. I feel triumphant. Before making any item that I plan, I just browse for scattered images online. A random search of designs or colour combinations, usage etc helps me visualise the item. Following the same strategy, I started searching for images of beanies, hats, caps etc for men for a customer who needed a new beanie for himself. Knowing his choices, style, and preferences, I found this Hazelnut Beanie to be the best fit. Thanks to Aleksandra who created this beautiful pattern in MONK Wolle & Beanies. The link contains written and detailed videos to guide properly. This is a great winter wear for any adult man. A voguish male accessory giving style and protection.

Process:

Unfortunately, the wool I had bought was completely different than the one mentioned in the link. This made the hat-making a very painful experience at first. Even if I anyhow completed the beanie following the exact steps provided, it would not fit anyone. After re-opening the third time, I knew how to solve this issue.

Reminder:-

The height of the hat depends on the initial chain count. The hat is divided into 4 parts. Each part contains 2 sets. 1st set is decreasing the count up to a certain point. 2nd set is increasing the count to the initial point. Thus, 1 part completes an arch design.

  1. Initial chain count –  I made 41 chains using 6.5 mm hook as I needed the beanie to be 9″ in length.
  2. 1st set of rows – 1st set of rows as per the pattern is 5. But I increased to 8.
  3. 1st part of the hat – In order to make the hat circumference suitable for an adult man (i.e. 22″-24″ ), each part should be at least near to 5″, as the hat stretches up to 2 -3 inches based on the wool.
  4. The height of 1st part – After completing the 1st part, rechecking the height of the hat will save time and avoid rework.

Since this pattern is so elegant and beautiful, I am naming (as it is defined by Aleksandra) Blue Grey Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie.

Caution Section:-

  • Remember to achieve more stretchiness the recommended crochet hook might not be the correct choice. Choose a larger hook than the suggested one.
  • One more point – your strength and style do matter. I tend to make a tighter stitch most of the time, thus I prefer a larger hook. If the crochet stitches you make is looser than you can go for a recommended hook or the hook suggested in the patterns.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height of the hat: 9.5″
  • Circumference: 24″

The sizes could be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • For edging, you can use fur, Crab Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC) or Slip Stitch of same or contrasting colours.
  • One line of contrast colour edging – White, Creme, Maroon, lighter shades of blue, lime, yellow.
  • You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can increase the Brim by more than 1 row to define a brim.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Blue Grey Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Blue Grey Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie Free Pattern for an adult man - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Blue Grey Hazelnut Bosnian Beanie Free Pattern for an adult man - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear. Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern.
  • Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Big Twist – Dark DenimJo-Ann Big Twist – Soft Gray
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 6mm
  3. Scissors
  4. Needles
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined: Machine Wash, Gentle, Cold Care Instructions Defined for Gentle Tumble Dry Icon Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

Related Images:


 
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