Melody Crochet Podcast Episode 42!

Here is the video!

Hi! Episode 42 is posted! Grab a cup of something wonderful and join me for a bit? And below are the things mentioned in the podcast with the links. 😀

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9

FOs

  1. Sunshine and Roses Baby Dress by Crystal at Bag O Day Crochet on Youtube in Simply Soft Pink   https://amzn.to/2YoomG6
  2. Baby Hat from my own pattern on the blog in Simply Soft White   https://amzn.to/2E1fVZS

Starting

  1. The #SummerDecorCal on May 15 – July 15 2019
  2. All the baby items!
  3. 4th of July Blanket

Thankyou for joining me!

Have a Great Weekend and a Happy Mothers Day!,

MelodyCrochet

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Newborn HDC Hat – Free, Easy Crochet Pattern for Beginners!

How to Make the Half Double Crochet Beanie!

Baby hats are the cutest thing in the world. Opinionated? Yes. But, they are soft, warm little things and they take barely any time or yarn. If you or someone you know are expecting you just have to make one. It was my first project ever for my “little bean” (he is 9 now and has an impressive collection of hats).

A picture? Ok…if you insist!

Ok. I am back on focus! The hat!! This hat is a fast and easy pattern that you can literally dress up in any way! You can make this into a character, add a button or bow. Make it a little longer and flip the brim. (Yes, the brimmed beanie pattern is on the way. Lots of request after the one I shared. Just waiting for the sunshine).

The pattern is newborn to 3 months size. Go up to a hook size if you want it to fit 3-6 months!

I used Lion Brand Vannas Choice. But, any Size 4 Medium Weight Worsted Yarn is fine. I talk about yarn choices and how they effect the hat in the video. Also, I discuss how to measure before you add length to be sure that you will end up with the right size! Come visit me on youtube!

Now what you will need:

Materials:
1 Skein Size 4 Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver or Vanna’s Choice work well!)
1 Size I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook
1 Yarn Needle
1 Scissors

The Free Printable PDF Pattern can be found by clicking here!

If you do not want to download anything then just keep scrolling down for the pattern. I understand that!

Pattern
Row 1) 9HDC in a magic circle (9), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 2) IncHDC into each stitch across (18), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 3) HDC, IncHDC across (27), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 4) HDC, HDC, IncHDC (36), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 5) HDC around (36), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 6) HDC, HDC, HDC, IncHDC (45), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 7) HDC, HDC, HDC, IncHDC (54), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 8) HDC Around (54)
Row 9-14) HDC Around, SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2 (54)
Row 15) HDC Around, SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 1 (54)
Row 16) BLSC around, ss into the first BLSC of the row and ch 1 (54)
Row 17) BLSC around, ss into the first BLSC of the row and FO. Weave in your ends. 

As always…please let me know if you have any questions. Comments on the video get answered first because the questions go right to my phone. I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the little one!! (Post pics and tag me, please!) 

Melody

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COPYRIGHT

You may not sell my patterns or claim them as your own. You may make items to sell (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my patterns but I ask that you link back to my blog and provide credit for the pattern. You are welcome to share my patterns on social media so long as you link back directly to my blog post (providing the link). No copy & paste of my patterns will be allowed under any circumstances.

Waffles Tote – Free Crochet Bag Pattern

I designed a new bag after seeing the new chenille yarn arriving at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Its soft, smooth and bulky weight so it works up fast. It slips across a hook in the most satisfying way. I just cannot get enough projects in mind for what to do with it all. I love this gray color…I used Vapor Gray in the Bernat Velvet yarn. This entire bag also took just one ball of the yarn…always a plus in my book. I hope that you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
Here is the Video Tutorial

Waffles Tote

 

By MelodyCrochet copywritten 2018 – Enjoy! (and by enjoy I mean share on social media and tag me because
I love to see what you guys make!!). Feel free to sell what you make. Please, do not sell or alter my actual
pattern as your own. Linking and sharing to my blog is ALWAYS appreciated. Happy making and Thank you for
coming. I really do appreciate it!

Finished Size: 17 ½ “ tall x 15” wide. (44cm x 38cm) Lots of negative ease since its stretchy.

 

Stitch Legend
Ch – Chain
SS- Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
FO – Fasten Off
IncSC – Increase Single Crochet (two Single Crochet in the same stitch)
DecSC – Decrease Single Crochet (Insert into next stitch, draw up a loop, insert into the following stitch, draw
up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook)
BLDC – Back Loop Double Crochet
YO – Yarn Over
PM – Place Stitch Marker

 

Materials
4 Stitch Markers (Or pieces of yarn to mark a stitch for increase/decrease stitches)
Yarn Needle To weave in bulky size ends. I LOVE these for bulky yarn.

 

Notes

 

There is a video of how to make this bag here.

 

This is a bottom-up construction. We will be working in the round but not in a spiral. At the begining of
each double crochet row, I will say “chain two”. If you feel more comfortable chaining 3 please do. But,
I find that I get added (undesirable) bulk in my seam from doing so.

I suggest using a K hook for chain stitches if you are using a chenille style yarn because they tend to have
a lot of stretch and the chains work out too tightly and might pucker the edge of your work.

 

Ch2 at beginning of rows counts as the first DC. The next DC should not be at the base of this chain. Place
it above the following stitch or your waffle pattern will spiral.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!!

 

Pattern

 

Chain 37 on the larger (Size K) crochet hook. Remove your hook and replace with the smaller (Size I) hook for
the rest of the pattern.

 

1
SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across until the second to the last Ch of row (35 SC), in last Ch of row SC
3 times and PM in the 2nd of these SC. Pivot work so that you can crochet along the opposite side of
your Ch. SC into the next 35 Ch and in the last Ch SC 2 times, PM in the 2nd of these SC. Slip Stich.
(Do Not turn) (72)
2-4
Ch1. SC in the base of Ch1 and across, IncSC in each marked stitches. Move the marker to the 2nd St
of each new increase, SS. (Row 2 – 74) (Row 3 – 76) (Row 4 – 78)
5
(Setup Row) Ch2. (counts as first DC here and throughout pattern) DC in next st and across. SS into
the 2nd Ch of Ch 2 at beginning of this row (78)
6
(Waffle Pattern Row 1) Ch2, DC, DC, *FPDC, DC, DC* Repeat * to * to the end of the row, SS into the
2nd Ch of Ch 2 at beginning of this row (78)
7
(Waffle Pattern Row 2) Ch2, BPDC, BPDC *DC, BPDC, BPDC* Repeat * to * to end of row. SS into the
2nd Ch of Ch 2 at beginning of this row (78)
8-27
Repeat Row 6 and 7 ten more times
28-30
Ch 1. SC at the base of chain and across, SS into the top of first SC (78 SC in each row – Ch 1 not
counting)
Instr.
Fasten Off. Lay bag flat. From each side count in and PM 9th stitch. Flip bag and repeat.
So you will have 16 unmarked stitches on each side, then the 4 marked. And front and back center
will each have 21 unmarked stitches.
31
(All chaining go to K hook…then back to I hook for the SC stitches). Attach yarn with a slipknot in any
of the unmarked side stitches.
Ch1 and SC in the base of Ch and across to stitch before the 1st marker you encounter
Ch 35 and skip the stitches between the 1st and 2nd markers (23 stitches skipped)
SC into stitch after the 2nd marker and SC across to stitch before 3rd marker (16)
Ch 35 and skip the stitches between 3rd and 4th markers (23 stitches skipped)
Sc into stitch after 4th marker and across to the end of row.
SS into the top of first SC of row. (32 sc are body stitches + 70 Ch are handle stitches)
32
Ch1 and SC in the base of Ch and in each stitch around. (102 sc) PM in the 10th and 25th SC in the
Ch stitches (handles…you will be IncSC in these markers).
33
Ch1 and SC in the base of Ch and to the stitch before the handle, *DecSC last body stitch and first
handle stitch), SC 8, IncSC in marked stitch (replace marker into the 2nd SC of this IncSC), SC 15,
IncSC in marked stitch (replace marker into 1st SC of this IncSC), SC 8, DecSc* SC 16, *repeat * to *
SC to end of row, SS into first SC. (102)
34
Repeat row 33, Fasten off.
By MelodyCrochet copywritten 2018 – Enjoy! (and by enjoy I mean share on social media and tag me because I love to see what you
guys make!!). Feel free to sell what you make. Please, do not sell or alter my actual pattern as your own. Linking and sharing to my
blog is ALWAYS appreciated. Happy making and Thank you for coming. I really do appreciate it!

 

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DFW Yarn Crawl 2018!

Hi! This is my crochet podcast where I discuss my crochet, knitting, other crafts as they apply. This week was the DFW Yarn Crawl and my amazing Yarn Crawl Companion and I are going to discuss all the details of our yarny week with you. I hope that you enjoy!!

 

A little about me? My favorite things to make are hats, shawls, blankets and socks. I love yarn, tea, coffee and making. I hope to share that love with you.
Lets Connect!

 

Instagram: MelodyCrochet

 

What Have I Done

 

Yarn Store Purchases:

 

Cold Weather Crochet by Marly Bird: https://amzn.to/2LF0t6v
Eco Duo by Cascade Yarns Colorway Zebra (1701): https://amzn.to/2C0MB72
Saki Silk Yarn by Wisdom yarns Colorway is Summerstock: https://amzn.to/2Ph6Cb8
Uptown Worsted by Universal Yarns in Yule Time(812): https://amzn.to/2wnDVmc
Tufts Woolens Wool Wash in Campfire Smores: https://www.tuftwoolens.com/
Clover Weaving Sticks: https://amzn.to/2MDlvIh
Heartland by Lion Brand in Biscayne: https://amzn.to/2C0196X
Antler Buttons: https://amzn.to/2LxIIGl
Brittany Knitting Needles: https://amzn.to/2PTLgSC

 

Bullet Journal Supplies:

 

Moleskine A5 Dotted Notebook: https://amzn.to/2wpWXbl
Bic Intensity Pens: https://amzn.to/2wsqt06

 

This week

 

McKnitty
McKinney Knittery
Quixotic Yarn Store
Cynthia’s Corner
Yarn and Stitches
Tupps Brewery – McKinney Knittery
Individual Posts for each item are of course on their way…and I will link to them from here as they are posted.
Thanks so much for your support and have a wonderful day!

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Melody Crochet Podcast Episode 31 Show Notes



Hi! This is my crochet podcast where I discuss my crochet, knitting, other crafts as they apply. I finished a pair of crochet socks. I found a brand new to me yarn store on a drive and wanted to share it with you. I am getting ready to start #dfwitsayarncrawlyall tomorrow and just SO excited.


A little about me? My favorite things to make are hats, shawls, blankets and socks. I love yarn, tea, coffee and making. I hope to share that love with you.

Click here to watch…or continue below to the show notes!




WIPS

Jayda In Stitches Victorian Sampler Blanket
Boye Tulip Etimo Crochet Hook, Size J10/6mm     
I Love This Cotton yarn in Turquoise Aran Weight 100% Cotton (not mercerized)


What Have I Done (Just bought)

Red Heart Super Saver (Jade, Dark Orchid and Pool)

Clover Amour Crochet Hook Size K/6.5mm


Giveaways


1500 Subscriber Giveaway: Amber Austin!


The 1500 Subscriber Giveaway is in no way affiliated with Youtube or Instagram. The items were purchased with my own money and you can enter the contest if you comment below with an idea about what I should call the thing in the video that I asked you to name. The result will be drawn at random before I podcast on 8/8/18 at 7am. So that is the cut off! If you have questions, comments or concerns please send me a message on Instagram. Also if you would like to add to my little prize pile please see my about section for a physical address and let me know that you are sending something so I can keep an eye out. Thank you and best luck!!!


This week we also go into what I did while I was NOT crocheting


Balanced Skein Yarn Store
Redecorated my bathrooms
Cleaned Like a Mad Woman
New Bed
Lots of Painting (Art Sherpa Buddha Painting )
Pickles got a tummy flue
I tore out carpet
Homeschool all organized!


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Melody Crochet Podcast Episode 30! (1500?!)



Hi friend!

I just posted the 30th episode of the Melody Crochet Podcast and celebrated 1500 subscribers!
(Thanks guys!!) Like always, I discussed my crochet, knitting, other crafts as they applied.


I finished knitting a pair of socks that went so fast. And I have started making a tutorial for a my
“Independence Kimono” and an off the shoulder top. I reviewed ZZ Twist by Lion Brand this last week and
will post that in a day or so and I will be sure to let you know about it here on the blog.
(spoiler…its yarn. I like it).

I had lots of crochet time on the road and while visiting places because this week was Izzys Birthday!!! He is nine now, guys. Nine! Remember when I was here and showing you the first tiny things I made for him? Oh, the feels are so strong on birthdays. I am so proud of the kind, strong, peaceful little man he has become. I could just explode. It has been a wild year and he has really helped keep our family grounded.

We got him a drum set. Yes, a drum set. 

While celebrating I went ahead and made some home purchases. I am thinking that I need another youtube channel for the non-yarn related stuff that. I feel completely comfortable sharing that here with the blog…but I feel hesitant on the Youtube channel. I worry that my friends there might just be after the yarn content. I will meditate on this for the week and decide. There are several things that I haven’t shared because I didn’t want to bore anyone. That is not like me!


I am also really excited to share my progress on some other projects this week, designing some projects and getting ready for the holiday shop. This is the time of year that I start thinking about the holidays. I blame Hobby Lobby for putting up the Christmas Decorations. It is delightful in the heat of Texas…but it does make you feel just a little pressure.



I talk a lot about my new yarn that I purchased for the #SummerRomanceAlong with CrochetLuna. It was not on purpose. The subject of the yarn just kept coming up in the conversation. My theme is Buffy and Spike. But, I lean more toward Spike Drucilla. #teamspuffy

I hope that you take the time (30 minutes, specifically) to hang out with me on this fine day. Grab a project to work on and a nice cup of something.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them! I love to converse…if you are wondering where to connect…

Lets Connect!


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MelodyCrochet Podcast Group on Ravelry:

The knitty gritty:


FOs

  1. Hedgehog City Roller Socks


WIPS


  1. Independence Kimono out of I Love This Cotton in Turquoise on a K hook
  2. Latitia Socks for the 80s Along out of Lion Brand Cupcake (Tutu Much)on a D hook
  3. Off the Shoulder Top out of ZZ Twist in Peacock on an I Hook


Starting


What Have I Done


Errol and Amber gift yarn!
Mad Tosh Yarn – Brienne of Tarth Battles a Bear in Euro Sock
Mad Tosh Yarn – The Red Woman in Euro Sock
Mad Tosh Pin
Mad Tosh Yarn – Denarys Unicorn Tail


Giveaways

This week I have the 1500 subscriber giveaway on MelodyCrochet youtube channel. Here are the details and rules and stuff about that…


The 1500 Subscriber Giveaway is in no way affiliated with Youtube or Instagram. The items were purchased with my own money and you can enter the contest if you comment below with an idea about what I should call the thing in the video that I asked you to name. The result will be drawn at random before I podcast on 8/8/18 at 7am. So that is the cut off! If you have questions, comments or concerns please send me a message on Instagram. Also if you would like to add to my little prize pile please see my about section for a physical address and let me know that you are sending something so I can keep an eye out. Thank you and best luck!!!


HDC Beanie Crochet Pattern

How to Make the Half Double Crochet Beanie!

I have made 1000’s of these. Thousands!

This is a fast and easy pattern that you can literally dress up in any way! You can make this into a character, you can make this frilly, add a button or an applique. Or just wear it plain and keep warm! It’s so versatile.

The pattern has a Small, Medium and Large Adult size included.

Materials:
1 Skein Size 4 Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver or Vanna’s Choice work well!)
1 Size I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook
1 Yarn Needle
1 Scissors

The Free Printable PDF Pattern can be found by clicking here!

If you do not want to download anything then just keep scrolling down for the pattern. I understand that!

I also made you a Video Tutorial! I hope you enjoy the company while you crochet like I do!

HDC Beanie


By MelodyCrochet copywritten 2015 – Enjoy! (and by enjoy I mean share on social media and tag me because I love to see what you guys make!!)


This is the base for so many of my character hats. If you are using it for a plain hat use something soft and plush…if you are making a character hat I highly suggest Red Heart Super Saver! It is just so much better when you sew things on it and attach anything with glue.

Stitch Legend
Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC –  Half Double Crochet
FO – Fasten Off
MC – Magic Circle
IncHDC – Increase Half Double Crochet
Materials
5oz Size 4 Worsted Weight/Aran Yarn
I Hook/Size 5.5mm
Yarn Needle to weave in Ends
Scissors


Notes


Small:  18” around and 8” Deep
Medium: 21” around and 9” Deep
Large: 23” around and 10” Deep


Pattern


All Sizes
Row 1) 9HDC in a magic circle (9), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 2) IncHDC into each stitch across (18), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 3) HDC, IncHDC across (27), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 4) HDC, HDC, IncHDC (36), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 5) HDC around (36), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 6) HDC, HDC, HDC, IncHDC (45), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 7) HDC, HDC, HDC, IncHDC (54), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 8) HDC Around (54)
Size Small Stop and continue at Row “Small Row 12”


Row 9) HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, IncHDC (63), SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2
Row 10) HDC Around (63)
Size Medium Stop and continue to Row “Medium Row 12”


Row 11) HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, IncHDC (72)
Size Large Continue on to Row “Large Row 12”


Small Row 12-20) HDC Around, SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2 (54)
Medium Row 12-22) HDC Around, SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2 (63)
Large Row 12-24) HDC Around, SS into the first HDC of the row and ch 2 (72)


After you have finished all of your rows for your hat size:


Last Row) Ch 1 and SC at the base of Ch 1 and across, SS into the first stitch of the row and FO. Weave in ends.