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Minty Morning Headband


FREE headband knitting pattern!

Gosh I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted a new knitting pattern! But I’m back at it and what I wanted to share with you was this simple, satisfying pattern that you can finish in an evening! The Minty morning headband features cabled edges, and a middle braided cable.

I only had a little bit of this colorway in Vanna’s Choice yarn left, so I knew I wanted to make something small. If you’re up for a quick, fun, fashionable project, let’s get started!

Begin Pattern:

Using US Size 9 knitting needlles, CO. 28sts.

Row 1, 5: K6, P4, K8, P4, K6

Row 2, 4, 6, 8 : P6, K4, P8, K4, P6

Row 3: C6B, P4,  K2, C6F, P4, C6F

Row 7: C6B, P4,  C6B, K2, P4, C6F

Repeat pattern until headband measures about 17-19 inches, bind off, and sew seam. Enjoy!

And… If you’re looking for more patterns- I’ve just added a new hat pattern to my shop:

The Dottie Hat

The Dottie Hat features a light worsted yarn in a diagonal lace pattern. It’s comfy, cute, and perfect for transitioning into (or out of) winter!

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View the pattern on Ravelry

or

Baskin pattern by Rhiannon McCulloch

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© Theatre Of Yarns

I’m in love with this pattern by Rhiannon McCulloch and after browsing through her designs- it’s not the only thing I was drooling over…
“The shawlette is an elongated crescent shape and knit from the top down, starting with 3 stitches and ending with just over 300. Zig zags grow in size as they reach the hem and are tipped with a triple picot bind off. It’s knit with a single skein of Superstar, so if you wanted to try out this delicious yarn, it could be a good project for you.

Get the free pattern here!

And don’t forget to show this design some love on Ravelry!

December 2016

Fingering (14 wpi) ?

20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Rays pattern (after blocking)

416 yards (380 m)

one size

 

Free Crochet Pattern: Avery Hat

 

 

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FREE crochet hat pattern: The Avery Hat by MargoKnits.com

The Avery hat. She’s effortlessly chic. A simple girl with a lot of personality and a cool sense of style. I’m loving slouchy hats lately. I’m loving all hats lately! But the Avery hat is a great project for any beginner. You will need to know how to use the magic ring method to join in the round. If you don’t know the magic ring method, get ready to learn it!

Click here for magic ring tutorial.

Ok, let’s get started! Here’s what you need to make the Avery Hat

Yarn:

Big twist bulky, or any bulky yarn. Approx 200-240 yards (182-219 meters)

Hook Size:

Us J10 (6.0mm)

Us H8 (5.0mm)

Notions:

Removable Stitch Marker

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Buttons

Sewing or beading needle thin enough for your button holes.

Abbreviations:

sc : single crochet

hdc: Half-double crochet

pm : place marker

st. : stitch

Begin Pattern:

Using the magic ring method, make 6 sc, pm (move marker up as you complete each round)


 

  1. 2 sc into 1 sc around (12 sts.)
  2. sc around
  3. 2 hdc into 1 sc around (24 sts.)
  4. hdc around
  5. 2 hdc into 1 hdc around (48 sts.)
  6. hdc around

 

rep. round 6 four more times

 

  1. *2 hdc into 1 hdc, hdc 7 , rep. from * to end of round. (54 sts.)

 

rep. round 6 until until hat reaches 10 inches (25.4cm)

 

  1. Switch to size 8 (5.0mm) crochet hook. Hdc around
  2. *sc 4, sc 2tog rep. from * to end of round. (45 sts.)
  3. sc around

 

Repeat round 10 3 more times.

 

Cut yarn. Sew buttons onto hat. Weave in all ends.

 

As always, with my patterns you are free to sell the finished product. Thanks for supporting an independent designer!

 

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FREE crochet hat pattern: The Avery Hat by MargoKnits.com

 

Serendipity Hood Crochet Pattern



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Serendipity Hood Crochet Pattern: $5.00


I’ve been on a serious crochet binge lately! I think I just love how fast it is to finish something really impressive. Sometimes you just need those quick projects to keep you going. Although this hooded infinity scarf is huge- I finished it in an evening.

If you haven’t noticed- I’m kind of a big baby when it comes to cold weather. I knit and crochet a lot of things that never get worn. Not because I don’t like them, but because I have a serious aversion to leaving my house when it’s below 40 degrees. And let’s be honest, is there really any real reason to leave your house in the winter? Can’t we as humans develop the technology to hibernate already? You would think.

But if you find yourself needing to brave the sub 40 temperatures this year, I’ve got you covered. Literally! (That’s a scarf pun for you). If you want something that will get you from point A to point B without even noticing a chill, this is your garment!

The Serendipity hood is a blast to make, and a blast to wear. The oversized look adds a bit of drama, and it’s kind of… dare I say…. sexy? Sexy and ninja-esque. And warm. And let’s be honest- warm, sexy, ninja are the only 3 words that matter in fashion this fall!

 

Serendipity Hood Crochet Pattern: $5.00

 

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Easy Fingerless Gloves

(this post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend to my readers.)

I’m currently working on a brand new website, full of brand new patterns, as well as an e-book! I’ve got my hands full of yarn and web designing, so it might be a little quiet on the blog for a while. These fingerless gloves should tide you over, but if you’re looking for more fun, you can always check out the patterns I have available!

 

Gauge:
5.5 sts./inch /7rows /inch


What you will need:
Worsted weight yarn, (I am using Martha Stewart Worsted Merino)
Sz. 7 DPN’s
Needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Recommendations:

 

Cast on 32 sts. Join in the round.

Row 1: K

Row 2: P

K in the round until glove measures about 5in. long (12.7cm)

Begin Thumb Gusset

K12, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm K until end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K3, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K5, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K7, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K9, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K11, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round
K to marker, sm, M1, K13, M1, sm, K to end of round
K to end of round


(repeat rows 1 more time for lg. size)

K12, transfer 13 sts. to stitch marker, K to end of round
K 10 rounds
P1 round


Bind Off

Finishing The Thumb
Transfer the 13 sts. on holder to 3 DPN’s and pick up 3 sts. between thumb and palm. Attach new ball of yarn and K 6 rounds.
P 1 Round
Bind Off


Weave in ends, block, and stay warm!

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern!

Let’s be knitting buddies! You can find me here:

 


 

Design Your Own Crescent Shawl Knitting Pattern

This shawl is my most popular pattern- and it’s no mystery why. It’s a pattern that puts you in the designer’s seat (without having to do all the math). You choose where to place your stripes and watch your short row shawl become a one of a kind work of art!

 Suggested yarn:


Slouchy Cabled Bauble Hat

Slouchy bauble hat knitting pattern www.margoknits.com
(this post contains affiliate links to products I use and recommend to my readers.)
 I created this pattern with baubles in mind. I love the look of the cables intermingling with the baubles in a seemingly random pattern. This pattern is really easy and entertaining to knit! You can make it slouchy like I did, or start the decreases sooner for a tighter fit. Buy the pattern and start knitting today!

 


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Cable Crown Super Bulky Headband

I call this one the “crown headband” because it’s so big, it kind of looks like a crown. Kind of a winter interpretation of the flower crown trend. It’s a really simple pattern, and is a great way to practice cables! I get compliments on mine a lot, and am currently knitting some in other colors as gifts (for myself).

Note: This pattern starts with a provisional cast on with waste yarn, and is finished with a 3 needle bind off. If you prefer to just sew the seams together at the end, then just cast normally with your working yarn.

 
Materials:
Us Size 13 knitting needles
Cable needle or DPN
Darning needle for sewing seams and/or weaving in ends
waste yarn (you can just use some yarn from the skein of hometown USA, or use a contrasing color super bulky yarn to make it easier to see)

YARN SUGGESTIONS:

Lion Brand Thick n’ Quick

Abbreviations:
CO: Cast on
K: knit
P: purl
C6F: Cable 6 front (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN)
C6B: Cable 6 back (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn)
sl: slip
sts: stitches
cn: cable needle
Pattern:
Provisional cast on 11 stitches with waste yarn, or if you prefer not to use the provisional cast on method, just cast on your stitches as normal, and you will sew your seam together at the end.
Row 1: K11
Row 2: k1 P9 K1
Row 3: k1 C6F (sl next 3 stitches to CN & hold in front, k 3, k3 from CN), k4
Row 4: k1 p9 k1
Row 5: k 11
Row 6: k1, p9, k1
Row 7: k4,C6B (sl next 3 stitches onto cn & hold in back, k3, k3 from cn), k1
Row 8: k1, p9, k1
Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length- (about 18-19 ” is good for a 20-21″ head, this headband will stretch when worn a couple times. )
Remove waste yarn, and place stitches on needle. Use 3 needle bind off to seam headband. You can watch a great video on how to do a 3 needle bind off here.  If you chose not to use the provisional cast on, then just sew the seams together.
 Weave in ends and enjoy your crown, you’ve earned it!

 


The Never Ending Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

One of the things I love about crochet is the ability to create a long chain and crochet all the way across. I wanted a scarf that was high-fashion, yet inexpensive and easy to make, ridiculously long, and dramatic. I came up with this very simple pattern that works for worsted weight yarn- and love the results! It’s a great T.V. crochet project, with it’s long rows, and simple stitches. It is also surprisingly quick to make since you only turn your work 8 times! The scarf wraps around 3 times, and is still dramatically long!

Yarn Used In This Pattern:





Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Dc: Double Crochet
Tr: Treble crochet (U.S.) (triple crochet)
st: Stich



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1. Dc in 4th ch from hook and each remaining chain. Ch 4, Turn



2. Tr in 1st dc, and each remaining dc. Ch 2, turn



3. Dc in 1st tr and each remaining tr.
4. Ch 2, turn. Dc in 1st 2 dc, *3dc into nect dc,  sk2, 3dc into next dc ; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dc last 2 sts.



5. Ch 2, turn. Dc in 1st dc and each remaining dc.



6. Ch 4, turn. Tr in 1st dc, and each remaining dc. Ch 2, turn.



7. Ch 2, turn. Dc in 1st tc and each remaining tc.



8. Rep. Row 4



9. Rep. Row 5
Chain 1, and pull yarn out of loop. Weave in ends.

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Spring Shawl: Fresh Photos

 

 

I needed some fresh, spring photos for my ‘Design Your Own Crescent Shawl’ knitting pattern, and we were lucky to have an 80 degree day in between thunderstorms last week! After this long winter, I’ve never been so happy to have sun-burn!