Saturday, February 14, 2009

Seeker

Happy Valentine's Day!! <3

So, I've been a busy little yarner lately. My pattern for "Bite Me" is available for purchase! YaY!! I also finished my pattern for "Seeker." I am offering it for free. It's in the process of being tested, but patience is not one of my best qualities, so here ya go! If you try it before Monday, 02/16/09, be forewarned this is my rough draft, not-finished-testing-yet copy!! Errata (if necessary) will be available after Monday. Hopefully not, though. It is really a pretty straight forward, anyone could do this kind of thing! I will be adding stitch counts in each row in the next day or two.


Seeker



Is your baby the youngest seeker in a century? What better way to start them out than with their very own Golden Snitch Bib!


Materials:
- You will need less than half a ball of Sugar and Cream cotton in White and a Golden color.
- Stitch Marker
- Size H crochet hook
- Three 3/4 in white buttons.
- sewing needle and white thread.

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
BLO: Working in back loop only
sl st: slip stitch
st / sts: stitch / stitches

Finished bib measures about 7 1/2 inches from top to bottom of body.


For snitch body:

With the gold yarn, ch 2.

Round 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place stitch marker in first stitch, marking first stitch in each subsequent row.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
Round 3: *Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 4: *Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 5: *Sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 6: *Sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 7: *Sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 8: *Sc in 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 9: *Sc in 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 10: *Sc in 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 11: *Sc in 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 12: *Sc in 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 13: *Sc in 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
Round 14: *Sc in 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Leave marker in 1st st of Round 14. You will now work back and forth for 2 rows, not in the round.
Row 15: Hdc in 13 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 16: In BLO, hdc in 13 hdc. Leaving stitch marker in place, finish off and weave in ends.


For wings:

Note: When joining with a sl st, join to the gold sc.

With white, join in 10th stitch from marker (include HDC rows plus an additional 10 sc stitches) and ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each subsequent chain across join with sl st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch and sc across, join with sl st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across, ch 4, turn.
Row 5: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch and sc across, join with sl st, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across, ch 4, turn.
Row 7: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch and sc across, join with sl st, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across, ch 6, turn.
Row 9: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch and sc across, join with sl st, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across, ch 8, turn.
Row 11: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch and sc across, join with sl st, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across, ch 10, turn.
Row 13: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch and sc across, join with sl st.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in remaining gold sc and end of hdc rows. Turn and sc across in each sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

For second wing:

Rows 1-12: Repeat as with first wing.
Row 13: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 12 sts, ch 2, skip 1 sc, sc in 3 sc, ch 2, skip 1 sc, sc in 3 sc, ch 2, skip 1 sc, sc across rest of sc, join with sl st.
Row 14: Ch1, sc in remaining gold sc and end of hdc rows. Turn and sc across in each sc, doing 2 sc around each ch section. Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing:

On Row 13 of first wing, tightly sew on three 3/4 in buttons to correspond with button holes made on 2nd wing. Remember, attach these very securely, and never leave baby unattended where they could eat the buttons!


Please feel free to email me with any problems, questions, or concerns. My email address is: michellesstitchwitchery at gmail dot com



This pattern is property of Michelle Adams of Michelle's Stitchwitchery ©2009. This pattern is for personal use only. No items made from this pattern may be sold. You may make items from this pattern for your personal use, for gifts, or to donate to charity.

2 comments:

Laux said...

That's so cool! It's so going on my project list. Once I pick up a hook again... Too many crafts, not enough time! :D

Happy (belated) Valentine's Day!

Sarah said...

Love this--you are so clever. I made one for my daughter and am working on one for her cousin.