Pattern: Cozy Headband Trio

Inspiration

Looking at the wonderful old cable patterns with deep texture inspired me to make this collection of three cozy cable headbands for you.

These headbands can be used as ear warmers as well.

I live in Vancouver, Canada where the winters can be rainy and cold as the temperature drops down to around zero on some chilly evenings.

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What You Will Need

Vanna’s’ Choice or similar [4] weight yarn, similar to double knitting yarn (DK).

One ball in colourway beige – 123 (cream) or another colour of your choice. One 100g ball will make three headbands.

Crochet hook 4.25mm.

Your label (optional).

Crochet Terminology 

As we are based in Canada, this pattern uses USA or Canadian crochet stitch notation and not the UK or South African terminology.

Double Crochet (dc)

This means that a double crochet (dc) is made as follows: Yarn over, and insert the hook into the stitch, or gap, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through the last two loops on your hook. Only one loop remains on your hook and the double crochet stitch is complete.

Measurements

Headband measures, width 8 cm (3 inches) x folded length 24 cm (9½ inches).

Gauge / Tension

14 stitches and 7 rows to 8 cm (3 inches) x 8 cm (3 inches).

Springtime Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern

by Alison Stapleton


To have cotton washcloths, or flannels in your home is kind to the environment.

Make some for every member of your family in different colours.

I typically use my washcloth once and then launder it in the washing machine.

Every day freshness guaranteed.

What You Will Need

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or similar weight yarn [4]. More on yarn weights here.

One ball in the colour of your choice.

Crochet hook G (4 mm). More on crochet hooks here.

Gauge

14 stitches and 7 rows to 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm).

Measurements

8 3/4 inches x 8 3/4 inches (22cm x 22cm).

Crochet Terminology

This pattern uses USA or Canadian crochet stitch notation and not the UK or South African terminology.

This means that a double crochet (dc) is made as follows:

Yarn over, and insert the hook into the ring, stitch or gap, pull through (three loops on hook),

Yarn over, and pull through two loops on your hook (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through the last two loops on your hook.

Only one loop remains on you hook and the double crochet stitch is complete.

Springtime Washcloth Crochet Pattern as a PDF download

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Crochet Bag Patterns

 by Alison Stapleton

Crochet bags are fun and easy to make. There are many types of bags and most can be made in crochet. The beauty of these designs is that they usually can be made in a day or two.

Start now and have a new bag each season (that’s four this year) or go ahead and craft yourself one for each month.

Crochet bags do not last forever and depending on the yarns you use they can get worn, fluff or pill easily.

Take care to choose natural fibres like cotton or wool  or select tough acrylics.

Where to put your crochet bags when out and about

Never chuck a crochet bag (or any bag for that matter) onto the floor.  Rather leave it hanging on the back of your chair

In a restaurant or coffee shop

Tuck your bag behind your back on the chair in a restaurant or coffee shop.

Only place spectacular evening bags on the dining table.

You can get a handy dandy portable handbag hook and dangle your bag stylishly from the table edge.

On the bus, train or subway

Always have your bag on your knee. Don’t leave it on the seat next to you (this attracts grab-and-runs). Not on the floor.

If your commute is very dirty put you crochet bag into a see-though plastic bag for travelling in busy public places.

In the cloakroom

Hang it on the hook or knob behind the door. Never place your crochet bag on top of the cistern. Really?

Never ever on the floor. Tuck it under your arm as you hover.

At the basin, if you have to put it on the counter, place some paper towels down first.

You never know what lurks in public places.


Care for your crochet bag

You have spent many hours making your crochet bag so you need to care for it to extend its longevity.

When bags like this get dirty or stained it is hard to clean them so the best way is to protect them beforehand.

Any bag you make and use says something about you. You want you crochet bags to be beautiful for a long time so take care and enjoy using your hand crafted bags.


Bag patterns coming soon

These bag patterns will be coming soon. I will add them as soon as I can.

The patterns are free for a few days and then cost $2 for a PDF download. Check back often to pick up your free bag patterns.

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Tower Scarf Pattern

by Alison Stapleton

The Tower Scarf Crochet Pattern

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As the seasons change from summer to autumn there is a slight shift in the air.

At this time of the year it is nice to have a light and skinny scarf to wear.

This it the time where for  just for the odd day the weather is a bit cooler but it is not yet into full blown cold weather.

The Tower Scarf is a transitional piece and will work in every wardrobe.

The neutral off-white but buttery shade is a popular colour and works with all complexions.

The Tower Scarf is stylish and comfortable to wear.

Dress up your cooler weather jackets and tops with this quick and easy beginner’s scarf that only uses one ball of yarn.

Pattern Inspiration

The Tower is the Blackpool Tower a famous landmark.


Pattern features

This is a one ball wonder which means you can make it with just one ball of yarn.

It is also a make in a day neckwear accessory which is what it says, you can make this in one day.

There is a delicate filet crochet pattern at one end which can be either ignored if you are a beginner or you could even add it to both ends of the scarf. The filet makes it an interesting asymmetrical scarf.

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Skill level

This garment is at the beginners crochet skill level as there are only two stitches the chain (ch) and the double crochet (dc). Although you can learn the filet piece as well.

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

What you will need:

  • One ball yarn in DK or worsted weight yarn.
  • We used Custom Woolen Mills Ltd. 100% natural wool grown and processed in Canada, in neutral.
  • 5mm Crochet hook.
  • Tapestry sewing needle.
  • Your label (optional).

 

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Gauge

14 stitches and 6 rows to 4” (10cm) square.

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Tower Scarf filet detail

Size

Width 4” (10cm).

Length 67” (170cm) excluding fringe.


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You may sell the finished items you created from this pattern and in fact we would love you to do so.

Copyright

This original pattern may not be reproduced by photocopy, posted on the web or sold without written permission from Old English Creations.

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Poulton Poncho Pattern

Our Poulton Poncho pattern is now available to buy

We call it the Poulton poncho because it is named after the small town of that name in Lancashire. Well the town’s name is really Poulton-le-Fylde but that seemed like a long name for a crochet pattern.

Designed by Alison Stapleton


This pattern uses the clever trellis pattern and is made in two rectangles.

This pattern is at the intermediate level.

You need to know the following stitches:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Triple crochet (tc)

 

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Make this easy two piece poncho as a quick intermediate project.

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About Old English Creations original crochet patterns

Original designs

All our patterns are Old English Creations original designs created by our talented designers Alison and Lynn.

Each one is technically correct and uses US crochet terminology and not UK crochet terminology.

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Our patterns are sold as a PDF downloads. This means you get a file sent to your computer and not an actual paper pattern. You have to print it yourself.

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We have a few free pattern available and when you get them you can see the quality of our patterns.

You can print them on paper and you can read them on your iPad or phone.

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You may sell the finished garments you make from our patterns.

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Our original patterns may not be reproduced by photocopy, posted on the web or sold without written permission from Old English Creations.

However, you may sell the finished item you created from this pattern.

Please respect the craft of the designers.

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Trellis Pattern – Crochet Stitches

by Alison Stapleton

A Trellis

images-1A trellis is a wooden frame found in a garden on which plants can grow. Typically climbers and roses grow well on a trellis.

it is usually squares turned on their side to look like diamond shapes.

Trellises are also used to separate sections of a garden and to add interest in the ‘garden room’ designs so used nowadays.

Back and forth to make the diamond

The trellis crochet pattern is an interesting stitch combination which is worked back and forth during the row.IMG_2295

This means the work is turned during the creation of each block or diamond.

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Crochet stitches used in the trellis pattern

  • Chain
  • Single crochet
  • double crochet

First you make a foundation chain then there are two rows to the trellis pattern.IMG_2296 (1)

This pattern is based on a foundation chain in multiples or eight, so chain 80 (or 16, 32, 64 etc.).

Foundation chain: Chain 80.

Row 1: Chain 4 (as edge treble), * chain 4 (as block chain), 1 single crochet in 12th chain from hook, turn, 3 chain (as first double crochet), 4 double crochet (in 4 chain just formed), turn, 3 chain (as first double crochet), 4 double crochet in top of 4 double crochets from below, 1 triple crochet in 4th chain from foundation row *. Repeat from * to * [9 times]. 10 blocks in total.

Row 2: Chain 4 (as edge stitch), ** chain 4, 1 sc into top of block, chain 4, 1 double crochet in top of double crochet in row below to form square **, repeat from ** to ** [9 times].

These two rows form the trellis pattern.

When to use the trellis pattern

This pattern can be used in any square, flat garment like a scarf, poncho, wrap or blanket.

I like this pattern because it works up quickly but has only two rows to remember. That it is based on a square grid makes it easy to see where you are supposed to be and you can chat or watch TV and do this pattern with ease.