Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Dish Cloth and Face Cloth patterns

Patterns are for personal use only. We are happy for you to sell things you make from them but please credit Beaker Button.

I like making cloths. They're quick, easy and have a practical purpose. They're also a great way of testing new stitches as it doesn't matter if they go wrong. They can still be used as a dish cloth or a face cloth. I've added a few patterns for you to play with below. 

Dish and Face Cloths and Wipes
Ammonite Crochet Face Wipe
Ammonite Face Wipe
Tension: each face wipe is 6cm across at widest point, 3.5mm hook (or nearest size to get the correct tension), 10m Anchor Creativa Fino Cotton 4ply, yarn needle for sewing ends. The pattern is worked in a spiral. Please check your tension. If it’s not the same as the tension in the pattern your sizing may be different.

Crochet Abbreviations. UK terms used throughout.
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
dc - double crochet
ss - slip stitch
htr – half treble
tr – treble
dhtr – double half treble ( yrh twice, insert into stitch and pull up a loop, yrh and pull through 2 loops, yrh and pull through 3 loops)
yrh – yarn round hook
[ ] repeat as directed

Magic loop to start
1ch, 6dc into ring
Working on a spiral, follow the remainder of the instructions as if they were on one line.

2dc into each of the next 6 sts, [1dc, 2dc into next st] x 6, [1htr, 2htr into next sts] x 6, [1tr into next 2 sts, 2tr into next st] x 6, 2dhtr into next st. Fasten off and weave in ends

Round Crochet Face Wipe
Round Crochet Wipe
Tension: each face wipe is 4cm in diameter, 3.5mm hook (or nearest size to get the correct tension), 8m Anchor Creativa Fino Cotton 4ply, removable stitch marker, yarn needle for sewing ends. The pattern is worked in a spiral using a removable stitch marker for keeping track of the rounds, so there are no turning chains and the finish is neater. Please check your tension. If it’s not the same as the tension in the pattern your sizing may be different.

Chain 4 and ss into the 1st chain to form a loop, or make a magic loop if you prefer
Round 1: 1 ch, 6 dc into the ring (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 dc into each stitch (12sts)
Round 3: [1htr into next st, 2 htr into next st] x 6 (18 sts)
Round 4: [1htr into next 2 sts, 2 htr into next st] x 6, ss into 1st htr of round (24 sts)
Fasten off, break yarn and weave in tails.

If you want a bigger face wipe continue to add stitches in the following way until you’re happy with the size
[1htr into next 3 sts, 2 htr into next st] x 6
[1htr into next 4 sts, 2 htr into next st] x 6
[1htr into next 5 sts, 2 htr into next st] x 6
[1htr into next 6 sts, 2 htr into next st] x 6 Etc. 


Garter Stitch and Heart Dish cloths
Garter Stitch Dish Cloth
Hearts Dish Cloth
Tension: 18 st x 36 rows over 10cm x 10cm square in garter stitch, 4mm needles (or nearest size to get the correct tension), 80m DK craft cotton, 2 stitch markers for Heart Dish Cloth, yarn needle for sewing ends. Both patterns are worked flat. Each dishcloth measures approximately 22cm by 16cm.

Knitting Abbreviations. UK terms used throughout.
K - knit
P - purl
pm - place marker
RS - right side of the work
sm - slip marker
WS - wrong side of the work
[ ] repeat as directed

Garter Stitch Dish Cloth
Cast on 40 sts
Work 54 rows in knit
Cast off in knit.
Weave in tails

Hearts Dish Cloth (Slip the markers each row)
Cast on 40 sts
Work 5 rows in knit
WS row 6: K5, pm, P3, K1, P3, pm, K28 (to end)
RS row 7: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 8: K5, sm, K1, P5, K1, sm, K28( to end)
RS row 9: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 10: K5, sm, K2, P3, K2, sm, K28 (to end)
RS row 11: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 12: K5, sm, K3, P1, K3, sm, K28 (to end)
Work 3 rows in knit
WS row 16: K13, pm, P3, K1, P3, pm, K20 (to end)
RS row 17: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 18: K13, sm, K1, P5, K1, sm, K20( to end)
RS row 19: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 20: K13, sm, K2, P3, K2, sm, K20 (to end)
RS row 21: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 22: K13, sm, K3, P1, K3, sm, K20 (to end)
Work 7 rows in knit
WS row 30: K22, pm, P3, K1, P3, pm, K11 (to end)
RS row 31: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 32: K22, sm, K1, P5, K1, sm, K11( to end)
RS row 33: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 34: K22, sm, K2, P3, K2, sm, K11 (to end)
RS row 35: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 36: K22, sm, K3, P1, K3, sm, K11 (to end)
Work 3 rows in knit
WS row 40: K13, pm, P3, K1, P3, pm, K20 (to end)
RS row 41: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 42: K13, sm, K1, P5, K1, sm, K20( to end)
RS row 43: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 44: K13, sm, K2, P3, K2, sm, K20 (to end)
RS row 45: knit slipping markers as you go. 
WS row 46: K13, sm, K3, P1, K3, sm, K20 (to end)
Work 5 rows in knit
Cast off and weave in tails

Plain Face Cloth and Oak Tree Face cloth


Plain Face Cloth
Oak Tree Face Cloth
Tension: 22st x 28rows over 10cm x 10cm square in stocking stitch, 3.5mm needles (or nearest size to get the correct tension), 25m Anchor Creativa Fino Cotton 4pl, yarn needle for sewing up. These patterns are worked flat. Please check your tension. If it’s not the same as the tension in the pattern your sizing may be different. The face cloth measures 22cm square unblocked.

Plain Face Cloth
Cast on 50
Moss stitch border
[K1, P1] to end
[P1, K1] to end 
Repeat last two rows twice more (6 rows in total)
Right Side: [K1, P1] x 2, knit to last 5 sts, [P1, K1] x 2, P1
Wrong Side: [P1, K1] x 2, purl to last 5 sts, [K1, P1] x 2, K1
Repeat last two rows, until you’ve worked row 50.
Repeat moss stitch border rows 6 times.
Cast off and weave in tails.

Oak Tree Face Cloth
Cast on 50
Moss stitch border
[K1, P1] to end
[P1, K1] to end 
Repeat last two rows twice more (6 rows in total)

Right Side: [K1, P1] x 2, work row 1 of chart or chart written instructions, [P1, K1] x 2, P1
Wrong Side: [P1, K1] x 2, work row 2 of chart or chart written instructions, [K1, P1] x 2, K1
Repeat last two rows, following the chart instructions line by line, until you’ve worked row 50.
Repeat moss stitch border rows 6 times. Cast off and weave in tails

Oak Tree Dish Cloth Chart 
Oak Tree Chart written Instructions        
Row 1
k14, p12, k14
Row 2
p15, k10, p15
Row 3
k16, p8, k16
Row 4
p17, k6, p17
Row 5
k17, p6, k17
Row 6
p17, k6, p17
Row 7
k17, p6, k17
Row 8
p17, k6, p17
Row 9
k17, p6, k17
Row 10
p17, k6, p17
Row 11
k17, p6, k17
Row 12
p17, k6, p17
Row 13
k17, p6, k17
Row 14
p16, k8, p16
Row 15
k16, p8, k16
Row 16
p9, k3, p1, k14, p1, k3, p9
Row 17
k7, p3, k1, p4, k3, p6, k1, p4, k1, p3, k7
Row 18
p6, k2, p3, k1, p6, k3, p7, k1, p3, k2, p6
Row 19
k6, p1, k4, p1, k8, p2, k6, p1, k4, p1, k6
Row 20
p6, k2, p2, k4, p5, k1, p8, k2, p2, k2, p6
Row 21
k5, p6, k6, p3, k5, p2, k1, p7, k5
Row 22
p5, k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p4, k1, p4, k1, p5
Row 23
k5, p1, k3, p1, k5, p1, k5, p4, k5, p1, k3, p1, k5
Row 24
p5, k1, p2, k2, p6, k2, p6, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p5
Row 25
k2, p9, k1, p5, k5, p2, k7, p7, k2
Row 26
p1, k2, p3, k2, p6, k5, p3, k2, p6, k1, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1
Row 27
k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p3, k3, p2, k1, p3, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1
Row 28
p1, k2, p3, k4, p1, k3, p7, k2, p7, k1, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1
Row 29
k2, p1, k2, p5, k7, p1, k8, p2, k5, p2, k2, p1, k2
Row 30
p1, k5, p7, k1, p8, k1, p5, k2, p4, k5, p1
Row 31
k1, p1, k3, p1, k5, p3, k3, p1, k8, p1, k7, p1, k3, p1, k1
Row 32
p1, k2, p2, k1, p6, k3, p4, k6, p1, k1, p7, k1, p2, k2, p1
Row 33
k2, p1, k2, p2, k6, p2, k5, p2, k1, p3, k2, p1, k4, p2, k2, p1, k2
Row 34
p2, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p5, k3, p7, k2, p5, k1, p3, k1, p2
Row 35
k2, p1, k4, p4, k1, p1, k8, p2, k6, p4, k4, p1, k2
Row 36
p2, k3, p1, k2, p2, k1, p7, k1, p8, k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p1, k3, p2
Row 37
k4, p3, k3, p1, k1, p1, k5, p7, k4, p1, k3, p3, k4
Row 38
p5, k1, p4, k2, p2, k2, p5, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p4, k1, p5
Row 39
k4, p1, k7, p4, k1, p1, k6, p4, k7, p1, k4
Row 40
p4, k2, p8, k3, p5, k4, p8, k2, p4
Row 41
k5, p1, k7, p2, k1, p8, k1, p1, k8, p1, k5
Row 42
p6, k3, p5, k1, p3, k3, p5, k1, p4, k3, p6
Row 43
k7, p3, k3, p1, k6, p2, k3, p1, k4, p3, k7
Row 44
p7, k5, p1, k3, p2, k3, p5, k1, p1, k5, p7
Row 45
k7, p2, k2, p4, k3, p2, k1, p4, k1, p3, k2, p2, k7
Row 46
p8, k4, p1, k1, p7, k6, p1, k4, p8
Row 47
k13, p4, k6, p4, k13
Row 48
p16, k1, p6, k1, p16
Row 49
k17, p6, k17
Row 50
p40


Half Trebles Dish cloth
 
Half treble dish cloth
Tension: 12st x 9.5rows over 10cm x 10cm square in half trebles, 4.5mm hook (or nearest size to get the correct tension), 70m DK craft cotton, yarn needle for sewing ends.

The pattern is worked flat. Please check your tension. If it’s not the same as the tension in the pattern your sizing may be different. The dish cloth measures 20cm square unblocked.

Crochet Abbreviations. UK terms used throughout.
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
htr – half treble

A long loop half treble  - pull up a loop to the height of the half treble. Keeping your finger on the top of the loop to keep it stable, wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook into the first stitch, yrh and draw through the stitch, yrn and draw through all the loops. This gives a nicer start to the round and a pretty edge.

Chain 27 (this includes 2 turning chain)
Row 1: 1htr into 3rd chain from hook, 1 htr into each ch
Row 2: 1 standing htr into 1st st, 1 htr into each stitch, including the top of the two chain from row 1
Row 3: 1 long loop htr into 1st st, 1 htr into each stitch, including the top of the long loop htr from the previous row
Repeat row 3 until work is 20cm (or square. If you fold it across diagonally it will make a perfect triangle when square)
Fasten off, break yarn and weave in tails.

Monday, 13 April 2020

Rainbow Neck Pillow


Rainbow neck pillow
www.beakerbutton.co.uk  ©Jen Best 2017


Patterns are for personal use only. We are happy for you to sell things you make from them but please credit Beaker Button.


Abbreviations
Kfb - knit into the front and back of the stitch, one stitch increased. 
P2tog - purl 2 together (insert the needle in the next 2 stitches as if to purl, purl the two together)
pm -  place marker
sm -  slip marker
sts - stitches
 [....] repeat section as directed


Tension: 20 sts x 24 rows over 10cm x 10cm square in stocking stitch using 4.5mm needles, 5 x 50m dk Beaker Button mini skeins (or similar dk yarn), yarn needle for sewing up, 2 stitch markers, 125g of stuffing. This pattern is knitted in the flat but is easier to work with circular needles.  Finished neck pillow measures about 30cm across from farthest points and 23cm from top to bottom. It is 11cm across. This can change depending on how firmly you stuff it.

Colours: red - A, yellow - B, green - C, blue - D, purple - E

Cast on 60 sts in A
P20, pm, P20, pm, P20
Knit to marker, sm, [kfb, K1] to next marker, sm, knit to end
Purl, slipping markers as you go passed them
Starting with knit work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Change to B
Knit to marker, sm, [kfb, K2] to next marker, sm, knit to end
Starting with purl work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Change to C
Knit to marker, sm, [kfb, K3] to next marker, sm, knit to end
Starting with purl work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Change to D
Knit to marker, sm, [kfb, K4] to next marker, sm, knit to end
Starting with purl work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Change to E
Knit to marker, sm, [kfb, K5] to next marker, sm, knit to end
Starting with purl work 10 rows in stocking stitch
Purl to marker, sm, [P2tog, P5] to next marker, sm, purl to end
Change to D
Starting with knit work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Purl to marker, sm, [P2tog, P4] to next marker, sm, purl to end
Change to C
Starting with knit work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Purl to marker, sm, [P2tog, P3] to next marker, sm, purl to end
Change to B
Starting with knit work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Purl to marker, sm, [P2tog, P2] to next marker, sm, purl to end
Change to A
Starting with knit work 5 rows in stocking stitch
Purl to marker, sm, [P2tog, P1] to next marker, sm, purl to end
Knit one row
Cast off loosely.



Sew cast off and cast on edges together firmly. Sew one end firmly. Stuff with stuffing and sew other end. Wrap around your neck and relax in comfort.

Solomon Shrew Crochet Pattern


This is another pattern I wrote for a yarn club a few years ago. It's a great way to use up some of those bits of Aran weight yarn you've got hanging around. If you want a smaller shrew you can change the yarn size and hook size accordingly. Enjoy, and feel free to share if you make him. If you don't have safety eyes you can use embroidery thread and stitch his eyes. If you're making him for a littley I would do that anyway. If you don't have stuffing try old tights, old pillow filling or similar. I used washed sheeps fleece.

This resource will be added to periodically so please check back and see what's new. Patterns are for personal use only, although we're happy for you to sell items made from them as long as you credit Beaker Button.

Solomon Shrew
www.beakerbutton.co.uk
©Jen Best 2017

Tension: 9dc x 7 rows over 5cm x 5cm square using 4mm crochet hook. 50m Beaker Button Aran, 20g of toy stuffing, 2 black safety eyes 10mm, removable stitch markers for keeping track of rounds and placing ears, yarn needle for sewing up.
The pattern is worked using double crochet in a spiral. Place a removable stitch marker to keep track of rounds.
Abbreviations. UK terms used throughout.
dc - double crochet
2dctog - double crochet 2 stitches together (1 stitch decreased)
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
tr - treble crochet
Head
Make a Magic Loop to start
6dc into loop
2dc into each st (12 sts)
[1dc, 2dc into 1st] x 6 (18 sts)
[2dc, 2dc into next st] x 6 (24 sts)
Work 4 rounds of dc (1 into each stitch)
Place eyes as shown in photo, between the 5th and 6th rounds (if you're sewing eyes skip this. Add the face once he's all sewn up).
Stuff firmly.
2dctog for whole round (12 sts)
Add more stuffing when needed.
2dctog for whole round (6 sts)
Break yarn and thread through remaining sts. Draw tight. Weave in ends.
Body
Make a Magic Loop to start
6dc into loop
2dc into each st (12 sts)
[1dc, 2dc into 1st] x 6 (18 sts)
[2dc, 2dc into next st] x 6 (24 sts)
[3dc, 2dc into next st] x 6 (30 sts)
Work 4 rounds in dc
11dc, [2dctog] x 4, 11dc (26 st)
Work 4 rounds in dc
Stuff firmly.
2dctog for whole round, (13 sts)
Add more stuffing when needed.
1dc, 2dctog for rest of round (7 sts)
Break yarn and thread through remaining sts. Draw tight. Leave a long tail for sewing up later
Ears
Join yarn to the top of the head 2 lines back and 1 st to the outside of the eyes, as shown in the photo. If you're adding sewn eyes later you will need to judge this for yourself. You can use stitch markers in place of ears first to see if they are in the right place.
Ch6, ss into 1st ch to form a loop.
5tr into loop, 2ch, 1dc into side of 5th tr, 5tr into loop.
Break yarn and use the tail to stitch the sides of the trebles to the head, angling them in slightly.
Repeat for the second ear. Weave in ends
Arms x 2
Make a Magic Loop to start
6dc into loop
Repeat last round until work measures 5 cm.
Break yarn and thread through remaining sts. Draw tight. Leave a long tail for sewing on to body.
Legs x 2
Magic loop
8dc into loop
Repeat last round until work measures 6 cm.
Break yarn and thread through remaining sts. Draw tight. Leave a long tail for sewing on to body.
Sew head to body. Sew arms and legs in place.
Tail
Join yarn to bottom of the shrew.
14ch.
Break yarn leaving a tail long enough to weave up the chain and into the shrew