Monday, October 11, 2010

A Bewitching New Pattern!

Hmmmm..   How long has it been since I've shared a new free pattern?  Looking back, (gasp!)...  Apparently, it was in January!  "Too long" I would say,  so I'm very excited to share this new one with you today!

Broom Bonnet Hildie
(c) Pattern designed and written by TLS, beansieleigh
October 10, 2010



Materials needed:
Approximately 12 oz. 4-ply WW acrylic yarn, in black
Small amount of orange 4-ply WW acrylic yarn for hat band.
Small amount of peach/flesh toned 4-ply WW acrylic yarn for hand.
Size H crochet hook
Straw broom, approx. 33" in length from top to bottom
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Small amounts of notions of your choice for embellishment
Hot glue (your choice) may be needed for assembly.

Gauge:  2 rnds/rows of sc = approx. 1/2"

Level of difficulty:  I'm suggesting some experience is necessary before starting with this pattern, but the stitches are easy, and I hope my instructions may be helpful enough even to a beginner.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain, chain stitch
sc = single crochet
sc-dec = single crochet decrease
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
BLO = back loops only
Rnd = round of stitching

*Note:  Unless otherwise noted, each round will end by joining with a sl st to the first st of that round.  In rounds of dc, ch 3 will always count as your first dc.  When you see asterisks in the instructions, follow what is said between the asterisks till you've completed that row/round. 

Instructions:

Hildie's Dress: 

Ch 26, join to form a ring.

Rnd 1)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  (26 sc)

Rnd 2)  Ch 2, hdc in each st around.  (26 hdc)

Rnd 3)  Ch 3 (remember, counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in next st. *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (39 dc)

Rnd 4)  Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around.  (39 sc)

Rnd 5)  Ch 3, dc in each st around.

Rnd 6-7)  Repeat Rnd 4-5.

Rnd 8)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 9)  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (52 dc)

Rnd 10)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  (52 sc)

Rnd 11)  Ch 3, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (65 dc)

Rnd 12)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  (65 sc)

Rnd 13)  Ch 3, dc in each st around.

Rnd 14)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 15)  Ch 3, dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st.  *dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (78 dc)

Rnd 16)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  (78 sc)

Rnd 17)  Ch 3, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st.  *dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (91 dc)

Rnd 18)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 19)  Ch 3, dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st.  *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (104 dc)

Rnd 20)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 21)  Ch 3, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.  *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (130 dc)

Rnd 22)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 23)  Ch 3, dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st.  *dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st* around.  (156 dc)

Rnd 24)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 25)  Ch 3, dc in each st around.

Rnd 26-37)  Repeat Rnds 24 and 25.

Rnd 38)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  (156 sc)  Fasten off yarn and weave in the end of your yarn.  Set aside.


Hildie's Arm and Sleeve: (beginning at the hand)

Rnd 1)  Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook.

Rnd 2)  Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)

Rnd 3)  Ch 1, *sc in one st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (18 sc)

Rnd 4-6)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 7)  Ch 1, *sc in 7 st, sc-dec* around.  (16 sc)

Rnd 8-10)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  At end of Rnd 10, switch to black yarn for the sleeve, weaving in any yarn ends before you proceed.  Next using black yarn, and your yarn needle, sew the arm to the dress, referring to my photo, or in whatever position you may prefer. (You may use hot glue for this step, but I don't suggest it. If you do, make sure glue does not stick the layers of your dress together in any way your would not desire.)

Rnd 11)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 12)  Ch 1, in BLO, sc in each st around.

Rnd 13)  Ch 1, working in BOTH loops of each st again, *sc in one st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (24 sc)

Rnd 14)  Ch 1, *sc in 5 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (28 sc)

Rnd 15-22)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 23)  Ch 1, *sc in 5 st, sc-dec* around.  (24 sc)

Rnd 24)  Ch 1, *sc in 2 st, sc-dec* around.  (18 sc)

Rnd 25)  Ch 1, *sc in 4 st, sc-dec* around.  (15 sc)

Rnd 26)  Ch 1, *sc in one st, sc-dec* around.  (10 sc)

Rnd 27)  Ch 1, *sc-dec* around.  (5 sc)  Fasten off yarn, saving enough yarn to whipstitch opening shut.

Now turn arm in the hand-up position, and attach black yarn to one unused loop of Rnd 12 so to start the ruffle of the sleeve.

Ruffle Rnd 1)  Working in unused loops, ch 1, *sc in one st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (24 sc)

Ruffle Rnd 2)  Ch 1, *sc in one st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (36 sc)

Ruffle Rnd 3)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  Fasten off yarn and weave in end.



Hildie's Bonnet:

Rnd 1)  Ch 2, 4sc in second ch from hook.

Rnd 2)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  (4 sc)

Rnd 3)  Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st.  (6 sc)

Rnd 4)  Ch 1, *sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (8 sc)

Rnd 5)  Ch 1, *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (10 sc)

Rnd 6)  Ch 1, *sc in 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (12 sc)

Rnd 7)  Ch 1, *sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (16 sc)

Rnd 8)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 9)  Ch 1, *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (20 sc)

Rnd 10)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 11)  Ch 1, *sc in 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (24 sc)

Rnd 12)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 13)  Ch 1, sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (32 sc)

Rnd 14)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 15)  Ch 1, *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (40 sc)

Rnd 16-19)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 20)  Ch 1, *sc in 4 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (48 sc)

Rnd 21-23)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  At the end of Rnd 23, change to orange yarn to begin the hat band.

Rnd 24)  With orange yarn, Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 25-28)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.  (48 sc)  Fasten off orange (weave in end), and change back to black yarn.

Rnd 29)  Ch 1, *sc in one st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (72 sc)

Rnd 30)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 31)  Ch 1, *sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next st* around.

Rnd 32-34)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 35)  Ch 1, *sc in 5 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (84 sc)

Rnd 36-38)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 39)  Ch 1, *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next st* around.  (105 sc)

Rnd 40)  Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Folding hat flat, positioning the two edges of the hat brim together to join, you will now crochet through both thicknesses to crochet one row  (exact st count across is not of any great importance, so do not worry).
Start with 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across, ending with 2 sc in last st.  (I ended up with a row of 54 sc.)
Fasten off yarn, and weave in end.

Assembly:  To start, I chose to wrap a 1" black ribbon down the handle of the broom, attaching that, and the bow at the top, with hot glue.

Next, to put your Broom Bonnet Hildie together, you must first decide how permanent you want the pieces to stay attached to the broom.  If you think in time you may want to wash the dress and hat, you should then attach your pieces to the broom accordingly, with temporary ties and/or pins, but if you would prefer, you can simply hot glue everything together.  The choice is yours.  I chose to weave yarn through the top of the dress, to gather, then bringing the dress down from the top handle of the broom down, I tied the yarn tightly shut, then tucked my yarn ends down inside the skirt.  (This way, I can untie and launder if I choose to later.)  Next, attach your bonnet to the broom, with hot glue if you prefer;  however I chose to attach it by tacking it onto the broom with my black yarn and yarn needle, so that I can detach and launder with the dress, if I so choose to.



Any further embellishment from here is entirely up to you!  I added a 1/8" ribbon bow to the sleeve, then I pinned (again, for laundering purposes, but you could use hot glue) a ribbon bow onto the bonnet as well.

Beads, silk flowers, buttons and bows...  They are all options you can go with as you finish your broom doll!
Have fun making her, but please do not sell, distribute, nor publish my pattern without my permission to do so first.
(c)TLS, beansieleigh, October 10, 2010

I think Hildie looks so cute, hanging on the inside of my back kitchen door!


I've got more decorating to do, but it's definitely starting to feel like Halloween around here!

Should you try this pattern, I do hope you'll enjoy it!..  Please do let me know if you try this, and of course if you find any errors.

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Thanks so much for stopping by... 
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

    
 

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