Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Reeva Scarf




I love this scarf so much, my pictures don't do much justice on how pretty this scarf is. Adding to its beauty is the Lion Brand Mandala Yarn, this yarn sure is made for scarves. 

This is so easy to make, anyone can make this one. I always try to make all my patterns easy, I want to use simple and basic stitches that any beginner can make. It really doesn't require a mad scientist to make beautiful crochet creations. Most of the time the basic stitches, when combined together, would create a very beautiful pattern. Give this scarf a try and won't regret it.  

Materials:
  • Lion Brand Mandala ( Genie)
  • I/5.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pompom Maker (optional)



Stitches Used:
  • CH(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • TC – Triple/Treble Crochet


Notes:
  • Foundation CHs are multiples of 2 plus 1 CH plus returning CH. (28+1+1)
  • ALWAYS end the row with a SC.



Instructions
Row1.  CH 30, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in all the stitches across. CH 1 and turn (29 SC)

Row2.   SC in the first stitch, * TC in the next stitch, and SC in the next.*  Repeat until the end, ending with SC into the last stitch.  CH 1 and turn. (14 TC, 15 SC)

Row3. SC in the first 2 stitches, * TC in the next stitch, and SC in the next.*  Repeat until the end ending with SC into the last 2 stitches. CH 1 and turn.  (13 TC and 16 SC)

Repeat Row 2 and 3 alternately until you reach your desired length. I only used up one ball of Mandala yarn and the Scarf measures 8 x 60 inches. 


Fasten off and weave in all ends.


That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. And don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest. Thank you and God bless!






XOXO

Nanay Madel






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Thought of the Day

December 11, 2018

Labor in faith and confidence; for the time will never come when I will forsake you. - AA 29.1




Monday, December 3, 2018

Amanda Beanie



Who knew that naming your work was such a task? I finished this hat more than a month ago but nothing came to my mind in terms of naming it. I could not find the most suitable name for this one. Amanda is a name I loved since I was young, and I think it suits well with this beanie. It is simple, yet beautiful.

Sometimes simple stitches make the most beautiful stitch pattern, this beanie is the example of that.  This is made entirely of Single Crochets and Half Double Crochet.

Materials:
  • Acrylic Yarn Medium #4 (RH Ombre & RH with Love)
  • H/5.00mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Pompom Maker (optional)



Stitches Used:
  • CH(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet


Notes:
  • You can make this hat in one color or in 2 colors, change color in every round, except for the last 3 rounds.
  • Size changes are indicated along the pattern. Number of stitches are written inside the parenthesis as follows - (CHILD, TEENAGER, ADULT) 
  • The hat is worked in rounds.
  • Do not join at the first stitch at the end of each round just continue to work in rounds.
  • All SC is done in the 3rd loop of the HDC of the previous round.  Except for the last 3 rounds.


Instructions

Round 1. Make a Magic Ring, CH 1 and into the ring make 10 HDC. Closed the ring tightly and proceed to the next round. (10 HDC)

Round 2. 2 SC in each stitch all the way around. (20 SC)

Round 3.1 HDC in the first stitch, 2 HDC in next. * 1 HDC in the next stitch, 2 HDC in next.* Repeat all the way around. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (30 HDC)

Round 4.1 SC in the first 2 stitches, 2 SC in next. * 1 SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next.* Repeat all the way around. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (40 SC)

Round 5.1 HDC in the first 7 stitches, 2 HDC in next. * 1 HDC in the next 7 stitches, 2 HDC in next.* Repeat all the way around. (45 HDC)

Round 6.1 SC in the first 8 stitches, 2 SC in next. * 1 SC in the next 8 stitches, 2 SC in next.* Repeat all the way around. (50 SC)

Round 7.1 HDC in the first 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next. * 1 HDC in the next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next.* Repeat all the way around. (60 HDC)

Round 8.1 SC in the first 9 stitches, 2 SC in next. * 1 SC in the next 9 stitches, 2 SC in next.* Repeat all the way around. (66 SC)
Stop in this round and proceed to round 11 for the size of a CHILD.

Round 9.1 HDC in the first 10 stitches, 2 HDC in next. * 1 HDC in the next 10 stitches, 2 HDC in next.* Repeat all the way around. (72 HDC)
Stop in this round and proceed to round 11 for the size of a TEENAGER.

Round 10. 1 SC in the first 11 stitches, 2 SC in next. * 1 SC in the next 11 stitches, 2 SC in next.* Repeat all the way around. (78 SC)

Round 11. HDC in all stitches all the way around. (66,72,78 HDC)

Round 12. SC in all stitches all the way around. (66,72,78 SC)

Round 13 to Round 30. Repeat Round 11 and 12.

Round 31-33. SC in all stitches all the way around. SCs in this round is done just as you normally do.  Fasten off and weave in all ends.





That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. And don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest. Thank you and God bless!




XOXO

Imadylle
















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Thought of the Day

December 3, 2018

The great work of redemption could be carried out only by the Redeemer taking the place of fallen Adam. — Con Ch. 5

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sweet Berry Hat



While I was making this hat, my husband commented that it looks like a strawberry. But I don't want to name it a "Strawberry Hat" because there is no leaf or stem at the top of it. So I named it "Sweet Berry Hat" so that you can make it with any color you like.

The stitch I used in this hat is the same stitch I used in my Blue Bag. There is a Photo Tutorial in that pattern if you want to see how it is done. It's quite easy once you got the hang of it. So go ahead and give it a try. 


Materials
  • Red Heart with Love Holly Berry (COLOR A)
  • Red Heart with Love Eggshell (COLOR B)
  • I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Pompom Maker (Optional)


Stitches Used
  • CH(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • PS – Puff Stitches
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • SC dec – Single Crochet Decrease


Notes
  • Puff Stitches(PS) – With a loop on the hook, *yarn over once and insert hook into the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop*. Repeat this process 4 times. If you want puffier Puff Stitch you can do it 5 times. Yarn over and pull through all loops.  
  • Starting Chains are not counted as a stitch
  • The ribbing is worked in Rows
  • The body of the hat is worked in Rounds
  • If you want a wider ribbing CH 11 for a regular wide CH 7
  • The Instructions below have a wider rib
  • The Pattern is written in Adult Sizes, the number of stitches for each size are indicated inside the parenthesis as follows- (ADULT, TEENAGER, CHILD, TODDLER) Example. (60,57,54,51)

Sizes
  • ADULT – Ribbing until Row 60
  • TEENAGER -  Ribbing until Row 57
  • CHILD – Ribbing Until Row 54
  • TODDLER – Ribbing Until Row 51

I've been asked many times on how do I closed the top of my Hat. Below is a little Photo Tutorial on how I closed the top of my Hat. I used this method in all of my hat that is worked from the ribbing up.  I used this technique also in closing the top of my Ridged Mittens.

  1. Leave a long tail enough for sewing the top of your hat.
  2. Then using your tapestry needle, run the yarn through in all of the remaining stitches of the last row.
  3. Then cinch closed the top of your hat.



Instructions
Ribbing
Row1. With Color A,  CH 11, SC into the 2 SC from the hook and into all the stitch across. CH1 and turn. (10 SC)
Row2-60. SC in the first stitch, SC in the BLO into the next 8 stitches, then SC on both loops for the last stitch (10 SC)

Join both ends together by slip stitching both ends together. Then turn your work into the RS, and continue to work the body of the hat this time in ROUNDS.

The body of the Hat

Round 1. Worked in each row edge of the ribbing. CH 1, 1 SC in the first stitch and in the next stitch. 2 SC in the next stitch. * 1 SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next. * Repeat all the way around until the end. Then Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (80, 76, 72, 68)

Round 2. Change to Color B. CH1, SC in the first stitch. * CH1, skip a stitch, SC into the next stitch. Repeat all the way around until the end. Then Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (40, 38, 36, 34 SC and 40, 38, 36, 34 CH1)

Round 3. Change to Color A. Slip stitch into the first SC, Slip stitch again into the CH1 space. Pull the working loop up to the height of your puff stitch, maybe same as a DC height. *Make a PS into the CH 1 space, then CH 1* Repeat this until the end, ending with a CH1. Join with a slip stitch on top of the first PS. (40,38,36,34 PS)

Round 4. CH1, and SC in the same stitch. SC in each PS and in each CH1 spaces. At the end the make sure to make a SC on that last CH1 space. Count your stitch and make sure you still have the correct number of stitches. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (80,76,72,68 SC)

Round 5 to 9. Repeat Round 2 to 4 respectively, ending with Round 3.

Round 10.  CH 1, 1 SC in the first 6 stitches, SC dec in next. * 1 SC in the next 6 stitches, SC dec in next.* Repeat all the way around until the end. Make your stitches even, so for the odd number of stitches (TEENAGER to TODDLER) add 1 more stitch at the end. Then join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 70, 68, 64, 62 SC )

Round 11. Repeat Round 2.  (35, 34, 32, 31 SC and 35, 34, 32, 31 CH1)

Round 12. Repeat Round 3. (35, 34, 32, 31 PS)


Round 13. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 5 stitches, SC dec in next. * 1 SC in the next 5 stitches, SC dec in next.* Repeat all the way around until the end. Make your stitches even, so for the odd number of stitches (TEENAGER to TODDLER) add 1 more stitch at the end. Then join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (60, 58, 54, 52 SC )

Round 14. Repeat Round 2.  (30, 29, 27, 26 SC and 30, 29, 27, 26 CH1)

Round 15. Repeat Round 3. (30, 29, 27, 26 PS)

Round 16.  CH 1, 1 SC in the first stitch, SC dec in next. * 1 SC in the next stitch, SC dec in next.* Repeat all the way around until the end. Make your stitches even, so for the odd number of stitches (TEENAGER to TODDLER) add 1 more stitch at the end. Then join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 40, 40, 36, 36 SC )

Round 17. Repeat Round 2.  (20, 20, 18, 18 SC and 20, 20, 18, 18 CH1)

Round 18. Repeat Round 3. (20, 20, 18, 18 PS)

Round 19.  CH 1, 1 SC in the first 2 stitches, SC dec in next. * 1 SC in the next 2 stitches, SC dec in next.* Repeat all the way around until the end. Make your stitches even, so for the odd number of stitches (TEENAGER to TODDLER) add 1 more stitch at the end. Then join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 30, 30, 28, 28 SC )

Round 20.  Repeat Round 2.  (15, 15, 14, 14 SC and 15, 15, 14, 14 CH1)

Round 21. Repeat Round 3. (15, 15, 14, 14 PS)

Round 22. CH1, SC dec in all stitches all the way around until the end. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 15,15,14,14 SC)

Cut yarn and leave a tail long enough for sewing. Using your tapestry needle, run the yarn (tail) through all the stitches in Round 22  and cinch closed the top of your hat. Fasten off and weave in all ends at the WS of your hat.


OPTIONAL

Using your pompom maker or any method you like to, make a pompom and attached it to your hat. 





That's it, I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. And don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest. Thank you and God bless!






XOXO

Nanay Madel






Don't forget to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more. Go check my Ravelry Store for more patterns. 

**Please do not copy and post any pattern from this blog and claim it as your own. This pattern is limited to personal use only.  Please do not re-publish all photos from this blog as your own. You may make and sell products from my patterns. Please also link back to my post. Any link back will be much, much appreciated. Thank you very much.




Thought of the Day

November 25, 2018


I saw that costly buildings in the cities, supposed to be fire-proof, would be consumed by fire. — 3MR 310