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Crocheted Baby Vest and Hat Set

April 7, 2014 No comments yet

Using my Ana sweater vest pattern, I crocheted this baby vest using a sport weight yarn vintage yarn called Von-Cott in baby blue. I followed the exact pattern directions using 2 skeins or 3.5 ounces of the sport weight yarn. Finished vest size should fit a 6-12 month baby with measurements 9-1/2 inches wide by 12 inches long.

Here is a closeup of the baby sweater vest.

I also crocheted a ribbed band hat using the vintage Von-Cott yarn. I followed the child’s size crocheted ribbed hat pattern. I needed to make the hat just a bit larger as I was using the sport weight yarn and a G (4 mm) hook. So I followed the child’s pattern details through round 5.[…]

Baby Ribbed Band Hats

March 27, 2014 7 comments

I have been crocheting purple baby hats for the PURPLE baby crying awareness campaign. PURPLE Crying is a program to help parents, caregivers and others understand this normal increased crying in healthy infants and prevent abuse such as shaken baby syndrome.

Details for the hat drive can be found here. They do ask that the hats be at least 50% purple in color and be simple with no straps or hanging pom poms etc.

Here is the baby size hat pattern that I adapted from the adult crochet hat pattern for this project. I have options in the pattern directions below for a 3-month old baby, newborn, and a preemie sized hat.

Enjoy the free crochet pattern and I hope you will support this is very important baby awareness campaign by crocheting or knitting a purple hat.

Baby Striped and Ribbed Band Hat Pattern

Finished baby ribbed hat measures:
3-month old = 14” circumference by 6” long with WW yarn
Newborn = 13″ cir by 5-1/2″ long with WW yarn
Preemie = 11″ cir by 4-1/2″ long with Aran yarn

Hooks:
H (5 mm) US sized crochet hook for 3-month baby
G (4 mm) US sized crochet hook for newborn and preemie babies

Changes for preemie size baby hat shown in italicized text below.

Materials: 1 ounce – Worsted Medium Weight or Aran Yarn
(1 oz of yarn for solid color and 1/2 oz of contrasting yarn for stripes)

With main yarn color, Ch 3 and join to form ring. Hat pattern is worked in the round without turning.

Rnd 1
Ch 2, work 11 Hdc in ring and join to beg Ch-2. (12)
(Ch-2 counts as first Hdc st.)[…]

Pink Recycled Plastic Hat

March 14, 2014 No comments yet

It’s been 5 years since I first crocheted a baseball type cap from recycled plastic bags. Recently someone asked me to clarify some of the pattern details so I thought it might be a good idea to re-work the pattern.

If you read my blog last month, you might remember me blogging about these pretty pink plastic bags that an on-line friend sent me. Well I used them to create pink plarn and crocheted this recycled baseball cap using about 20 plastic bags.

The pattern worked up a little different with this crochet project but generally the hat came out looking about the same. I did have to decrease a bit to get the hat tighter on my head and add another row to the brim portion of the hat. Here is the original crocheted recycled plastic baseball pattern with the changes noted in the post. […]

Crocheted Ribbed Hat Pattern

March 3, 2014 8 comments

I’ve been busy lately crocheting more hats for the Warmth for Warriors group. One of my on-line group friends crocheted a cute hat using a ribbed stitch style that I really liked. After some help from Ellen, I finally got the pattern created. Below is the written crochet hat pattern that I created featuring the ribbed band that was inspired by Ellen from our Ravelry group.

The two-toned wool hat is my favorite using the crochet pattern so far. I used the pattern below and at round 7 switched from the olive green to the oatmeal colored wool yarn. Then you alternate every other round in the two colors ending at round 20 with the olive green yarn. I carried the yarn not in use behind by just dropping it at my joining slip stitch. When you come back around you just pick up the dropped color at the slip stitch.

At row 21, I began the ribbing with the olive green wool. Make sure you use the same color in round 20 that you use for the ribbing so the first round of ribbing matches that you are working the front and back posts around.

Here is another version of the ribbed hat and in an extra large size. This one is crocheted all in one color and was designed more as a helmet cap to fit under a soldier’s helmet. I started with 16 double crochet (Dc) stitches and only went to round 15 following my original crocheted helmet hat pattern. I then added the ribbing rounds to complete the hat. It measures 23″ for a circumference and is 8-1/2” long.

As you can see you can change up the pattern’s fit and look by working in half-double (Hdc) or double crochet (Dc) stitches. And by working in stripes or all in one color of yarn. I have also included changes to crochet this hat for a child’s head size.

Have fun with the pattern and as always happy crocheting to all.

Crocheted Ribbed Hat Pattern

Finished adult ribbed hat measures: 22″ circumference by 9” long
Finished child ribbed hat measures: 18” circumference by 8” long

Child’s size hat instructions in italic below.

Hook: “H” (5 mm) US sized crochet hook
Materials: 2-3 ounces – Wool or Worsted Medium Weight Yarn
(2 ozs of yarn for solid color and 1 oz of contrasting yarn for stripes)

With H hook, Ch 4 and join to form ring. Hat pattern is worked in the round without turning.

Rnd 1
Adult sized hat, Ch 2, work 13 Hdc in ring. Join with Sl St to beg Ch-2. (14)
Child sized hat, Ch 2, work 11 Hdc in ring and join as above. (12)[…]

Puff Stitch Wheelchair Tote

February 22, 2014 5 comments

I’m excited to share my latest version of a recycled bag. It’s a wheelchair or walker tote bag. It’s crocheted mainly in grey plastic bags with puff stitch stripes in red, white and blue.

These handy little totes can be hung from a wheelchair or walker. This particular pattern calls for buttons but you can also use velcro for the closures if you’d like.

I have crocheted many different styles of wheelchair tote bags over the years. If you are looking for a free pattern using regular worst weight yarn here is my patriotic wheelchair tote pattern. Maybe you’d like to crochet the tote bag using recycled t-shirts cut into t-shirt yarn. If so, here is my free t-shirt yarn wheelchair tote bag pattern.

This puff stitch pattern features three stripes but you can always add more or make the tote bag longer by adding more rounds. I have several photos below that you can click on to super size them for more detail.

Puff Stitch Crocheted Wheelchair Tote Bag

Closeup of the puff stitching


Plarn Puff Stitch Wheelchair Tote Bag Pattern

Materials needed:
One large ball of plastic bag yarn “Plarn” in grey and small ball of
red, white and blue plarn cut 1 inch wide

2) 3/4 inch buttons

Hook:
“J” (6 mm) size metal crochet hook

Description: Wheelchair or Walker Tote Bag
Tote bag measures 10-1/2” wide and 9″ long with 6-3/4” long straps

Directions:
Using grey plastic bag yarn or plarn, Ch 31.[…]

Circle of Friends Baby Blanket

January 26, 2014 5 comments

I crocheted the Circle of Friends 8 inch square and just loved the pattern. I decided to use this pretty purple square for the center of my preemie baby blanket. I’m participating again this year in the NICU Christmas baby blanket drive that Kathryn heads up each year. If you are interested, you can join us on Crochetville or through Facebook now.

After crocheting the 8 inch square in purple Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn, I added a round using a light-colored lilac yarn by working double crochet (DC) stitches around the square. In the corner, I worked 2DC, Ch-2, 2DC in each corner space around. I worked one additional round in the purple yarn before finishing the basic portion of the blanket in the light lilac yarn. I ran short of yarn so I added the edging using a Red Heart pale plum yarn by crocheting my scalloped edging that I first used on my scalloped baby hats.

The scalloped edging was added by attaching the pale plum yarn, then working single crochet (SC) in each stitch and […]

Felted Fingerless Gloves

January 13, 2014 1 comment

I used my simple men’s fingerless glove pattern to crochet these felted gloves. While the original pattern fits a man’s hand, these felted gloves fit a woman’s hand just fine after felting. They actually fit my hands okay before felting but now with the stitches felted, they fit even more snugly and are nice and warm.

Here are the gloves before I felted them.

I felted the gloves in a pot of hot water on my stove. I used a wooden spoon to stir them and agitated the wool to aid in the felting process. After the hot water bath, I did a cold water rinse and repeated the process one more time to complete the felting of the gloves.

So whether you just want a pair of fingerless gloves or a felted pair, try my free crochet pattern […]

Crocheted Dog Bone Toys

January 1, 2014 2 comments

I crocheted two dog bone toys using this free dog bone toy pattern. I tried out the crochet pattern in the multi-colored cotton first. After working the pattern, I thought it would be a great project to work in recycled t-shirt yarn.

I cut my t-shirt yarn using this tarn-making tutorial. My strips were cut thin as this helps make the material easier to crochet. Using t-shirt yarn about 3/8 inches wide and then stretched, it made a dog bone just a bit bigger than the cotton yarn one.

I used an old white sock cut into strips to stuff my dog bone toys. Using the recycled materials in these projects worked well. The dog bones are soft and should bring many hours of fun for my doggie to play with. Finished t-yarn toy size is […]


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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. I love to learn and share information about crocheted and other items crafted from recycled materials. This is a green, eco-friendly website that is dedicated to recycling and crafting.
This blog and my life have taken on a new journey when on March 10, 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have added a special area on my blog in which I chronicle my journey into the pink.
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