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abbreviations

this page will include all the abbreviations I use in my patterns.
As I plan to make ALL my patterns availably for free during the next months I want to share the abbreviations here, so you can look them up at any time if you need them.
A little disclaimer before we start, I use a rather “unusual” way of writing my crochet patterns. If you are used to knitting patterns this will look very well known to you – but in case you were only crocheting until now, this will look rather strange at first sight. I’m aware of this fact but was sticking to my way of writing things as it made it soo much easier (and shorter) to describe where to increase/decrease. You will find every stitch listed were it’s made.

copyright and FAQ

wow! in order to update my pattern portfolio and finally make it available for free I’ve just started by counting them. I have already made 36 patterns. 36! can you believe it? I never thought it would be that many, NEVER! there are 4 with them that I didn’t publish yet, but that you’ve seen pictures of, like this fly or the clownfish with two different fins.
but 36 this overwhelms me a little, I think it will take a little bit longer than I thought to update (i.e. crochet to check the pattern, re-stylize every pattern and make a new post). I am going to start with easter related things, as this i probably into season right now 😉
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But to start I want to write a few things about copyright and answer a few questions I received over the last years.

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yabbadabbaduuuh, don’t know where this is coming from, but it needed to find its way out ^__^

it’s probably the joy of finishing the first of the knit/crochet alongs for this years calendar. Today we will add the finishing tough to our new hat. I call it Sylvi Pixi for a reason, and this reason is the flower that will be sewn on with a few stitches to on side. But before we continue with the pattern for the flower: the first part of Sylvie Pixi and the second part as well.

now hush onto your favorite place to sit and knit, grab your needles and yarn (same as for your hat) and go like this:

flower appliqué:
1 – cast on 5 sts using Judy’s magic cast on [5]
2 – hold both strands together, knit 5 sts and therefore create 10 loops [10]
3 – k1, (m1, k2) x4, m1, k1 [15]
4 – (k3, m1) x5 [20]
5 – k1, (m1, k4) x4, m1, k3 [25]
now start the leaves, I found it easiest to use magic loop technique because I could leave all sts I wouldn’t use for a leave on the needle. Of course DPNs will work perfectly fine as well. Just leave all sts you won’t knit on a spare needle
6 – k2, m1, k1, m1, k2
7 – turn / WS – p7
8 – RS – k3, m1, k1, m1, k3
9 – WS – p9
10 – RS – k4, m1, k1, m1, k4
11 – WS – p11
12 & 14 – RS – k11
13 & 15 – WS – p11
16 – RS – k2tog, k7, ssk
17 – WS – p9
18 – RS – k2tog, k5, ssk
19 – WS – p7
20 – RS – k2tog, k3, ssk
21 – WS – p5
22 – RS – k2tog, k1, ssk
23 – WS – p3
24 – RS – slip 2 sts together knitwise, k1, pull both slipped sts over the knitted st
25 – WS – p1
Bind off

now pick up the next five sts that you left on your needle and repeat rows 6-25.
Do this again for the next three leaves as well until you have made 5 leaves.
wash and wet block your hat and flower (just leave to dry on a towel and pull in place. Then go ahead and sew the flower onto your hat. You can use all the yarn ends of the flower, this way you sew the ends in and sew the flower to the hat at once.

my hat looks like this:

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yabbadabbaduuuh once more and a happy holiday hug, Diana

window #7

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let’s make a hat!
doesn’t rhyme very well, but hey, let’s knit anyways.

Do we want a mystery knit? well I want to – so we will want to as well ^__^

what do we need?
worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm needles, preferably circulars, or if you prefer them DPNs will do as well.

Gauge?
19sts – 4 inches / 10 cm
(just for your final check, if that helps you, at the end we want to have a circumference which is about 1 inch smaller than your head, as I think a hat should fit close/snugly and not be too loose)

Any special stitches?
well, yes

for cast on: I’ve used Judy’s magic Cast On for small circles to start

for short rows: wrap and turn, with one extra trick here, I couldn’t find a video on how I do them exactly, but the trick is actually quite simple, after you wrapped and turned instead of knitting the next stitch, knit into the stitch below that stitch, so you knit the next stitch and the stitch below that one together. This will make the transition a lot smoother and therfore less visible

for increases: use the make1 increase (click here for a video how to; I prefer the left lean one as I find it is easier and therefore quicker to do. If you do the right or left leaning one doesn’t matter, as long as you keep doing one of either throughout the whole hat)

besides that: k (knit), p (purl), wt (wrap and turn), sM (slip Marker)

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P A T T E R N:
1 – cast on 5 sts with Judy’s Magic cast on
2 – with both ends together knit 5 sts (you will have 10 loops on your needles now, just like in the link of Judy’s)
3 – now k10
4 – k10 again
5 – k1, (m1, k2) x4, m1, k1 [15]
6 – k4, wt, p4, sM, p4, wt, k2, m1, m2, sM [15]
7 – k2, m1, k til end (k14) [17]
8 – k1, (m1, k3) x4, m1 [22]
9 – k22
10 – k3, (m1, k4) x4, m1, k3 [27]
11 – k7, wt, p7, sM, p7, wt, k5, m1, k2 [28]
12 – k2, m1, k26 [29]
13 – k4, m1, k3, m1, k7, m1, k7, m1, k3, m1, k5 [34]
14 – k34 [34]
15 – k3, (m1, k7) x2, m1, k8, m1, k6, m1, k3 [39]
16 – k9, wt, p9, sM, p9, wt, k7, m1, k2 [40]
17 – k2, m1, k38 [41]
18 – k5, (m1, k8) x4, m1, k4[46]
19 – k46 [46]
20 – k3, m1, k10, m1, k9, m1, k9, m1, k12, m1, k3 [51]
21 – k12, wt, p12, sM, p12, wt, k10, m1, k2 [52]
22 – k2, m1, k50 [53]
23 – k6, (m1, k10) x4, m1, k7 [58]
24 – k58 [58]
25 – k3, (m1, k13) x4, m1, k3 [63]
26 – k15, wt, p15, sM, p15, wt, k8, m1, k7 [64]
27 – k7, m1, k til end [65]
28 – k6, m1, k14, m1, k13, m1, k13, m1, k14, m1, k5 [70]
29 – k70 [70]
30 – k3, m1, k16, m1, k15, m1, k17, m1, k16, m1, k3 [75]

let’s put the needles aside for today and have a cup of hot chocolate together, it’s time to enjoy the holiday season