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Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  Here's an oldie, but fun pattern that I had constructed for myself many moons ago #throwback post here  and I thought I'd share how I created this purse!

The Ingredients
1 SKEIN Each of White and Black // Red Heart Super Saver Yarn: Medium 4 Weight: No-Dye-Lot Solids: 7 oz (198g), 
Yardage: No-Dye-Lot Solids: Approx.364 yards (333 m) / 100% Acrylic
 1 yard of fabric
metal snap buttons
H/8 5.00 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Craft Scissors


 Abbreviations / Stitches Utilized
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
dc=double crochet
tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
ss= slip stitch
ch=chain

The Pattern
*You will repeat this Step TWICE. Creating both the FRONT as well as the Back piece to construct the bag.

STEP ONE
Chain 6, then insert your hook into the first chain stitch you made, forming a ring.
YO, then draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on your hook.
CH 1, Insert your hook into the center ring and YO and draw the yarn through the center ring.

RND 1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 2: DC into all of the STS TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 3: DC into the first ST once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 4: DC into the first TWO STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 5: DC into the first THREE STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 6: DC into the first FOUR STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 7: DC into the first  FIVE STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 8: HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 9: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SS to complete final work.

11 inches length and width

Sew the two circles together, utilizing the yarn sewing needle and a strand of white yarn, leaving a 6.5 inches wide opening.


STEP TWO
Creating these pieces using your black yarn and utilizing your yarn sewing needle and a strand of black yarn to secure placements.

Creating the eyes: Using your black yarn to create TWO oval rounds. 
CH 8
Single crochet (sc) in the second chain (ch) from the hook, then sc 8.
Crochet 3 sc in the last chain. Now rotate the work since you'll be working along the bottom of the foundation chain.
Complete sc, 2 sc in the last chain at the position of the first sc of the previous round. Your first round is complete .
Round 2: Crochet 2 sc in the first stitch of the previous round; sc 4, 2 sc in each of the next three stitches, sc 4, 2 sc in the next 2 stitches. 

PLACEMENT: Placing them at Round 5, like an inverting V shape. 3 inches apart.

Creating the nose: Using your black yarn: 
Chain 6, then insert your hook into the first chain stitch you made, forming a ring.
YO, then draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on your hook.
CH 1, Insert your hook into the center ring and YO and draw the yarn through the center ring.

RND 1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 2: DC into all of the STS TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.

PLACEMENT: Placing them at Round 1, in the middle.
Using your black yarn and yarn sewing needle. to create the nose detail, sewing from the inside, from Round 1, to Round 2, then from Round 2 loop through the stitches 4 times to create the "mouth.

Creating the Ears: Using your black yarn: 
I used this tutorial to create the bear ears. How to Crochet Bear Ears.


PLACEMENT: Placing them at Round 8, approximately 3 inches apart.


STEP THREE
Cutting and measuring out the fabric circles, align the fabric with the crocheted rounds and sew needle and thread to secure.
As well as adding the metal snap buttons to the opening of the purse.

STEP FOUR
CH 136 // 48 inches length or to desired length
R1-R3:  SC into all of the STS for all of the rows, turn work at the end to continue. At final Row 3, SS to complete final work.

 PLACEMENT: Placing the straps at the side of the purse.



HAPPY CRAFTING!
#THEDREAMCROCHET
XX ashlee elle.



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Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  So I've been wanting to get back into the blog sphere and I thought I'd show how to construct a super easy and comfy chunky sleeveless pullover, that doesn't take forever to create!

The Ingredients
1 Skein for SMALL/MEDIUM of Caron Cakes "Chunky Cakes"-"Sweet and Sour"// Super Bulky // 100% acrylic
297 yards//9.8 oz

or 2 Skeins for MEDIUM/LARGE/EXTRA LARGE

N-9.00 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Craft Scissors



 Abbreviations / Stitches Utilized
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
ss= slip stitch
ch=chain

 Size
Women's US Sizing: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

 Gauge
14 Stitches = 8" inches
5 Rows = 6" inches

 Dimensions
33", 37", 39", 42"

Note:
You will be working from the Bottom, creating towards the Bust and then to the Straps.

The Pattern
*You will repeat this Step TWICE. Creating both the FRONT as well as the Back piece to construct the whole top.

Make a Chain of 35 [medium] = 18.5  inches width
Final height: 15.5 inches length

Row 1-Row 7: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 7. At the conclusion of Row 7, SS to complete work.

Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 35 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 8. A total of 31 STS for each Row.

Row 8-Row 13: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 31 STS each Row.

Creating the Straps
For 12 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE. 7 inches width open for neckline.

Row 14 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue work.
Row 15 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.


REPEAT ALL OF THE STEPS ABOVE CREATING TWO IDENTICAL PIECES BEFORE BEGINNING THE NEXT SECTION!

Blocking your Completed Pieces [optional]
You will lie both pieces flat and thoroughly wet the piece [with a spray bottle] lay the piece flat and gently create the shape into the desired finished measurements.

Sewing
(This step is to sew the crocheted pieces together to create your Sweater.) 
Once both of the parts of the top are created. Lie both pieces flat. Now sew the sides together, leaving the Armholes, the Neckline, the bottom and the back  portions will remain free. Once the sewing is complete.

Creating the Turtleneck [Optional]
Inserting your hook into the Neckline of the top, you will be working in rounds to create the Turtleneck detailing.

Round 1-Round 3 : HDC in each CH ST from the row. End with HDC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue work until you reach Round 3. At final Round 3 , SS to complete final work. 29 STS
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.

Finishing Technique for the Sleeves/Armholes
Inserting your hook into the Armholes for the top, you will be working in rounds to create a finishing look to the sleeves.

Round 1 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, SS to complete final work.



ADDITIONAL SIZING
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Make a Chain of 32 [small] = 16.5  inches width

Row 1-Row 7: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 7. At the conclusion of Row 7, SS to complete work.

Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 32 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 8. A total of 28 STS for each Row.

Row 8-Row 13: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 28 STS each Row.
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.

Creating the Straps
For 12 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE.

Row 14 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH.
Row 15 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.

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Make a Chain of 38 [large] = 19.5  inches width

Row 1-Row 11: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 7. At the conclusion of Row 11, SS to complete work.


Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 38 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 12. A total of 34 STS for each Row.

Row 12-Row 16: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 34 STS each Row.
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.


Creating the Straps
For 14 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE.

Row 17 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH.
Row 18 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.


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Make a Chain of 42 [extra large] = 21  inches width

Row 1-Row 14: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 14. At the conclusion of Row 14, SS to complete work.


Creating the Armholes. 
Deduct two stitches from the beginning of the row as well as the end of the row. [4 STS total from the 42 STS] Inserting your hook into the third ST of Row 15. A total of 38 STS for each Row.

Row 15-Row 20: DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH and continue method until Row 13. 38 STS each Row.
Note: *Extend within this section for personal desired measurements.


Creating the Straps
For 14 STS solely for Both Sides of the Piece [Left and Right respectively.]
 You will re-insert your hook unto the other side, [once completed] repeating this Step TWICE.

Row 21 : DC in each CH ST from the row. End with DC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, utilize TCH.
Row 22 : SC in each CH ST from the row. End with SC 1 in last ST.  At end of Row, *SS to complete final work.



HAPPY CRAFTING!
#THEDREAMCROCHET
XX ashlee elle.


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Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  So I wanted to share a super quick and easy pattern on how to keep your fingers warm while you're crafting away! I absolutely love finger-less gloves especially during the colder seasons so I modified a past pattern and created a swift version to share! Enjoy!


The Ingredients
Less than 1 Ball of Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice in Scarlet // Medium 4 // 100% acrylic
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook: H/8 5.00 MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
 Abbreviations
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches

The Pattern
I measured the circumference of my head/hair, my measurements will be a bit bigger because of my protective braids, though I would recommend sizing your own and crocheting to that specific sizing. [Note: You can always return back to the beginning to create a snug fit, with one round of single crochet.]
First, I chained for 21 (depending on your wrist size you might want to modify.
RND1: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND2: SC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND3: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND4: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND5: SC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND6: HDC the entire round, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.

*LEFT HAND
You will SC only for 5 STS for the start of the row. To begin the thumb hole, you will CH 5.
After CH 5, skip 5 STS and SC into the remaining STS.
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*RND7: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.


*RIGHT HAND
You will HDC only for 15 STS for the start of the row. To begin the thumb hole, you will CH 5.
After CH 5, skip 5 STS and SC into the final ST.
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*RND7: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.

Continuing on.....
BOTH
RND8: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
RND9: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.



CREATING THE BOW
CH for 11

RND1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND2: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND4: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND5: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row turn work to continue.
RND6: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the row, SS to complete work.

You will cut a piece of yarn, not too long. (I didn't really estimate the length!)
Threading the yarn, into the sewing yarn needle, you will scrunch the center of the bow. (Like the photo above!)

After the bow is tied and scrunched, you will want to stitch it by sewing the bow to the wrist cuff. I sewed the middle of the bow to the front of the wrist cuff. (You will have to try the wrist cuff on, to find the exact position! :)) Now it is complete to start the tutorial over again to create the other half!




ashlee elle.






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Hello there! Hope you all are doing quite well. Wanting to showcase in detail the crochet items in the New Crochet Collection for the Winter, titled, "Winter Dreams."


"The Woolen Crochet Dress."
Over-sized crochet sweater with a mock turtleneck. Sleeve detail implemented using corresponding yarn from the same brand.



"The Arctic Crochet Sweater."
Striped sweater using Lion Brands "Heartland" with various textures implemented throughout pattern.



"The Opaline Crochet Top."
Short-sleeved textured tunic with a boat neckline, also, with a matching belt to cinch the waist.



"The Silent Night Crochet Cardigan."
Super comfy open cardigan with long sleeves, with repeated color striped yarn.



 "The Overcast Crochet Top."
Wide sleeved chunky sweater cropped top.


"The Glacial Crochet Skirt." 
Super soft crochet velvet a-line skirt with an elastic waistband for comfort.



"The Northern Crochet Cardigan."
 Textured throughout the open cardigan implementing three numerous yarn and flared sleeves.



"The Snowbound Crochet Dress."
Patterned sweater dress with a mock turtleneck and texture throughout. Design of sleeves implemented solid yarn as well.



"The Crystalline Crochet Sweater." 
Long sleeved chunky sweater with an open strap neckline for detail.



"The Silent Night Crochet Skirt."
A-line crochet skirt with an elastic waistband for comfort and detailed with a front slight slit.




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The Ingredients
1 Skein of Patons Classic Wool [Bulky 5] 100% Wool / 78 yards in "Burnt Orange"
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook: K/101/2-6.50MM and H/8 5.00 MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
Fabric Glue 
Iron on Trim Spiderwebs [purchased from Tuesday Morning]

 Abbreviations
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches

The Pattern
I measured the circumference of my head/hair, my measurements will be a bit bigger because of my protective braids, though I would recommend sizing your own and crocheting to that specific sizing. [Note: You can always return back to the beginning to create a snug fit, with one round of single crochet.]
I created a measurement of multiples of 7. 
So I chained FOR 52. 
You will be working in rounds, connecting by SS and TCH accordingly.

Creating the base of the Crown.
R1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R2: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R4: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R3: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to connect work and turning chain accordingly.
R4: SC the entire row, into all of the STS, at end of the round, SS to complete final work.

Creating the points of the Crown.
Since I chained 42, multiples of 7. I will create 6 points around the base of the crown.
Each point will be created separately.
TEN TOTAL POINTS
R1: HDC for 5 STS, at end of row, turn work. [5 STS]
R2: Decrease for 2 HDC STS to have 3 STS for this row, turn work. [3 STS]
R2: Decrease for 1 HDC ST to have 1 STS for this row, turn work. [1 ST]
Decrease for 1 HDC ST entirely leaving only ST left as the point of the crown. Cut off last strand to tie off and eventually sew in.
Next, you will insert your hook into the following ST, after the first point just created.
You will create this sequence for the entire base of the crown creating the points for the crown.

After completing all 6 points for the crown. Sew in all of the strands. Reinsert your hook to single crochet for one round solely for the finishing look. At end of the rounds, SS to complete work. 


Adding the spiderweb trim. Utilizing fabric glue, simply apply the trim around the crown and hold firmly until the glue sets!



ashlee elle.
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Hello There!  
I hope you're having a lovely start to the week! I've created this quick and free pattern on how to create this chunky crochet hat with a big ole pom pom attached! Enjoy!


MATERIALS
Only 1 Skein from Lollipop Yarn Bee Stretched Taffy Yarn
Super Bulky 6 // 49 Yards
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook Used: 11.00MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle


ABBREVIATIONS
hdc=half double crochet crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
**=Repeat method until end of round


*Note: You will be working in rounds.
CH 45 and connect the first ST to the last ST to create your round.
RND1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at the end of the round SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly. 45 STS
RND2-RND3: SC into all of the STS for all of the rounds, at the end of each round SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly. 45 STS


RND4: SC into the first 3 STS and into the 4th [single crochet decrease: video reference] You will repeat this method for every 4th ST within the round, at the end of the round SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly. 34 STS
RND5: SC into the first 3 STS and into the 4th [single crochet decrease: video reference] You will repeat this method for every 4th ST within the round, at the end of the round SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly. 26 STS
RND6: SC into the first 3 STS and into the 4th [single crochet decrease: video reference] You will repeat this method for every 4th ST within the round, at the end of the round SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly. 20 STS
RND7: SC into the first 2 STS and into the 3rd [single crochet decrease: video reference] You will repeat this method for every 3rd ST within the round, at the end of the round SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly. 14 STS
RND8: SC into the first 1 ST and into the 2nd [single crochet decrease: video reference] You will repeat this method for every 2nd ST within the round, at the end of the round SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly. 7 STS
RND9: SC into the first 1 ST and into the 2nd [single crochet decrease: video reference] You will repeat this method for every 2nd ST within the round, at the end of the round SS to close final work.

To create the Pom Pom Detailing

Using the remaining yarn left over, I utilized the hand technique. Wrapping the yarn around my hand several times, before knotting and securing the yarn [using a light yarn]. Video Reference Here
Using a light yarn to thread the pom pom to the very top of the hat, utilizing the tapestry needle, securing it in place.




Have fun crafting!
Tag your recreations: #thedreamcrochetdiy

ashlee elle.



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 Hello there!  
I hope you're having a lovely start to the week! I've created this absolutely free how to create your own pair of granny squared inspired colorful shorts. As a thank you to those who have supported any little bit of this amazing craft that I love. I appreciate You, so please Enjoy!

THE INGREDIENTS
I used Scrap Yarn leftover from Projects all Caron Simply Soft Yarn// Medium 4
You can use as many colors as you choose [I used 7 total] Less than half a skein of yarn [depending on the amount of yarn] 10-12 yards of yarn per color [
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook H/8 5.00 MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
Measuring Tape
Sewing Needle and Thread
Elastic Band [1 inch band]

ABBREVIATIONS
hdc=half double crochet crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
**=Repeat method until end of round

First things First!
You will want to measure the circumference of your waist. I wanted the shorts to hit a bit higher, around the belly button. Write down your measurements. 
Next, you will measure your elastic band, utilizing the number from your waist measurement with a few centimeters longer [like 2-3 cm]
Cut your elastic band and with your sewing needle and thread, overlap those few centimeters to sew securely [for that extra 2-3 cms] together to create a round.
Next, you will crochet to to the length of the elastic band and from your waist measurement, [disregarding those 2-3 cms]. [For Example: I measured out 28, I crocheted to 95 STS.]
After chaining to the amount [allowing turning chain amount]
For Row 1: HDC the entire row, into all of the STS and once you hit the last ST you will pause your work here.


Next, you will sew that first round to the inside/back of the elastic band, using your sewing needle and thread securing the crochet to the band. Sew in between the STS, you might have to double around. [My version is hand sewn!]
CONTINUING THE PATTERN...
You will return back to the Row 1, you will insert your hook back into your last ST. You will SS to connect the last ST to the very first ST. Thus, creating a round. Creating a round process which you will be working from now forth. Also, you can alternate colors [every other round] however, you choose. NOTE: You will be alternating colors for Each individualized round.
For Round 2-Round 4: HDC into all of the STS for ALL of the rounds, at the end of the round, SS to continue work as well as accomodate turning chain accordingly.
For Round 5-Round 22: HDC into the first ST, **CH 1, Skip 3 STS and into the following ST, HDC [three times all into the same ST] next, CH 1, Skip 3 STS and HDC [three times all into the same ST...[**Repeat this method until the end of the round, of which you will end on a single HDC to complete the round, at the end of the round, SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly.] At final Round [22] You will SS to complete final work for this section. 14 inches in length // 119 STS per round.

*Also, if you want to lengthen the shorts, extend from Round 22 or decrease from that section depending on personal preference.
Next, Measure out the bottom of your shorts. Mine was 16.5. You will find the middle section which will utilize only 1 inch, to start the middle section to construct the "shorts" appearance.
Insert hook into middle for 5 STS [2.5 inches width] solely or more depending on personal preference.
For Row 1 -Row 6: HDC into all of the STS for all of the rows, utilizing turning chains accordingly.
When you hit Row [6] SS to complete the final work for this section.

Turn the project inside out to sew the middle section using your sewing tapestry needle and a strand of yarn [9 inches or so]  [as shown above "middle photo"]  Sew the section to the other side of the bottom piece [as shown above "right"] Connecting the strip together, securing it.
*Also, if you want to lengthen the middle section, extend from Row 6 or decrease from that section depending on personal preference.

FINISHED LOOK



Have fun crafting!
Tag your recreations: #thedreamcrochetdiy

ashlee elle.
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 Hello there!  
Hope all is well! Now this is definitely an old favorite tutorial that I absolutely love creating because it offers me the opportunity to alter an old piece into a new one. I've had this top forever, I actually purchased it from Rue21 from a few years ago for 2 bucks and I still love it though I wanted to reintroduce it into my closet in a new fresh way! Below is a basic outline on how to create a similar project!

THE INGREDIENTS
1 Skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn// Medium 4
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook H/8 5.00 MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
Measuring Tape
Sewing Needle and Thread

ABBREVIATIONS
hdc=half double crochet crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
**=Repeat method until end of round
First things First!
Find an old or just a top you barely wear and measure the bottom circumference. Write down your top measurements. Mine was 42 inches.
Next, you will crochet to the measurement provided by the top. I crocheted a little bit more [just a few centimeters more] just in case. I crocheted to 105 STS.
Next, beginning Row 1.
R1-R3: SC into all of the STS for all of the Rows, at Row [3] pause your work.
Now you will sew Row 1 onto the bottom of the top utilizing your sewing needle and thread, threading, securing the crocheted piece to the top. Place the end of Row 1 to the BACK of the Top, sewing around to reconnect to the BACK once again.
Connecting the Row 3 to the other end of Row 3 by SS, to start continuing the Round formation.
RND4: DC into the first 5 STS, then into the 6th ST DC [two times] all into the same ST, **Next, DC into the following 5 STS and into the 6th ST again DC [two times] all into the same ST...[**Repeat this method until the end of the round, at the end of the round, SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly.] 
RND5-RND9: TRC into all of the STS for all of the rounds, at the end of each round, SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly.
RND10: TRC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 2 STS, then TRC [three times] all into the same ST, **then CH 1, Skip 2 STS and TRC [three times] all into the same ST...[**Repeat this method until the end of the round, at the end of the round, SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly.] 
RND11-RND14: TRC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 2 STS, then TRC [three times] all into the same ST, **then CH 1, Skip 2 STS and TRC [three times] all into the same ST...[**Repeat this method until the end of the round, at the end of the round, SS to continue work and turning chain accordingly.] 
At final Round [14] SS to complete work or continue based on your preference of length for the dress.


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ashlee elle.

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 Hello there!  
Hope you are having a good start to the week! This week's free crochet pattern, is a super comfy, but cute halter crop top which is absolutely perfect for the Summer time!

THE INGREDIENTS
3 Skeins of Bernat Maker Fashion Cotton Yarn// Bulky 5
Craft Scissors
Crochet Hook 9.00MM
Tapestry Sewing Needle
Measuring Tape

ABBREVIATIONS
hdc=half double crochet crochet
dc=double crochet
[number]tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
**=Repeat method until end of round


FRONT and BACK PATTERN 
Repeat pattern twice to create full piece.

SMALL/MEDIUM // CH for 32 [18 inches width]
LARGE // CH for 44 [24.5 inches width]
R1: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R2-R3: DC into all of the STS for both and the rows and at the end of Row 2, 3TCHS. After Row 3, 2TCHS.
R4: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R5-R6: DC into all of the STS for both and the rows and at the end of Row 5, 3TCHS. After Row 6, 2TCHS.
R7: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS.
R8-R9: DC into all of the STS for both and the rows and at the end of Row 8, 3TCHS. After Row 3, SS to complete work.
*LARGE SIZING: EXTEND to ROW 18.

Next, Skip 2 STS at the beginning of the row by inserting your hook into the 3rd ST after the skipped ST. You will also, leave the remaining 2 STS of the Row completely empty. You will be decreasing by 2 STS for each Row, 1 at the beginning of the Row and 1 Decrease at the end of EACH row.
R10: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 28 STS Total.
R11: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 26 STS Total.

R12: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 24 STS Total.
R13: [Decrease first] HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 2TCHS. 20 STS Total.
R14: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 3TCHS. 20 STS Total.
R15: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, turn work and 1TCH. 20 STS Total.
R16: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at end of the row, SS to complete final work. 20 STS Total.
*LARGE SIZING: EXTEND to ROW 27.

NEXT, you will sew the sides of the top together, utilizing extra yarn strands and a tapestry needle [or a smaller hook!]
Sew ROW 1-ROW 9 SIDES together, sides of the top.

Sew ROW 14-ROW 16 together, the neck of the top.


FINISHING TECHNIQUE
For the Neckline, insert your hook unto the top of the Neckline. You will be working in rounds. 23 STS in the round.
RND1: [Decrease every 2 STS] HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to continue work and 1TCH. 23 STS Total.
RND2: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to complete final work . 23 STS Total.


Note: I added a few rounds to the bottom of the top to add more length to the top. Also, I am creating another pattern from this pattern!  Insert your hook unto the bottom of the Top. You will be working in rounds. 64 STS in the round.
RND1: HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to continue work and 3TCHS . 64 STS Total.
RND2-RND3: DC into all of the STS for both rounds, at end of both rounds, SS to continue work, for Row 2, 3TCHS. After Row 3, 1TCH. 64 STS Total.
RND4: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to complete final work . 64 STS Total.

FINISHING TECHNIQUE
For the Armholes, Insert your hook unto the Armholes. You will be working in rounds. 20 STS in the round.
RND1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to complete final work . 20 STS Total.


*Added a Patch using fabric glue!





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