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Skylark in Wonderland

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After designing the Skylark scarf, I had a few ideas for a spin~off. Now with Frabjous Fibers I have brought the idea to life with Skylark in Wonderland.

Skylark in Wonderland ~ Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home for Frabjous Fibers

Skylark in Wonderland
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy/Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot for Frabjous Fibers

After designing the Skylark scarf, I had a few ideas for a spin~off pattern. The opportunity to bring life to the idea came when I was contacted by Frabjous Fibers to make a version using 2 of their mini~skein packs of Mad Hatter (sport weight). It was a perfect pairing, and I am madly in love with the result!

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The Katherine Coat pattern is DONE!!!!

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I am so excited! After a year of writing, re~writing, testing and editing, the Katherine Coat pattern is finally done! Sizes XS ~ 5X, all in one pattern! I will share the pattern details with you here, along with lots of photos. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.

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The photos of my coat (the rainbow one) were all taken by my amazing photographer Emily; you can see more of her beautiful work here.

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Here is the pattern info and more pictures:

This fun, fanciful, Faerie Frock will bring out the whimsy in you! It features vertical stripes of knit panels in the skirt, which are connected as they are made, thus there is no need to have multiple balls of yarn all being used at the same time. The frock can be made with or without a hood and there are many variations on the skirt, hood, and sleeves. Several line drawings are included so you can plan out your colors. As for the number of colors needed, you can do what makes you happy; use a different color for every part, or use just two or three colors for the panels or even stash~bust and wing it! The whole point of this pattern is to have fun and to bring some joy to the one who gets to wear it.

There are several videos linked to help with various parts of the pattern. There are also many full color photos to show the various options within the pattern.

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This pattern was inspired by the remarkable Kat of Katwise.com who can also be found on Etsy.
Her amazing upcycled elf coats were the starting point of these knit patterns.

Photos of the Rainbow Coat were taken by Emily of http://lifeisjustperspective.tumblr.com/

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Sizes: Use the actual bust measurement to determine the size. The measurements listed are the maximum for each size. The pattern is made to allow room for clothing underneath.
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) inches

Yarn:
Berroco Vintage Chunky (other yarns can be used as long as the correct gauge is obtained)
Here is an ESTIMATE of yardage needed, please note that depending on the variations you use the estimate may be off.
500 (550, 600, 650, 850, 1050, 1300, 1500, 1800) yards of main color (MC)
1200 (1600, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3200, 3500, 4000, 4500) yards total of remaining colors (Just divide the total amount by the number of colors you are using to determine how much of each color is needed. Buy at least one extra skein of each color and keep your receipt so you don’t have to worry about running out of yarn.)

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Needles:
US 10 (6mm) recommended, but use whatever size is needed to obtain gauge.
You will need a set of long (at least 32”) circular needles. If you do not want to use the magic circle for smaller parts, you will also need a set of double point needles. You may also want a 16” set of circulars.

Gauge:
14 sts and 18~19 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stockinette

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Other Notions:
Extra circular needles or long piece of scrap yarn for holding waistband stitches.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Many stitch markers or scraps of yarn to use as stitch markers (up to 25, depending on what variation is made)

Stitches and Skills used:
K ~ Knit
P ~ Purl
S ~ Slip
St(s) ~ stitch(es)
SSK ~ Slip Slip Knit
K2tog ~ Knit 2 together
M1 ~ Make 1
PCO ~ Provisional Cast On

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And of course, I need to give credit to my fabulous testers: (I tested the 2X)

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XS: Dianne Croker
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S: Lisa Janowiec-Young
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L: Brittany Umbaugh
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3X: Deb Loundagin

There you are. After a year, I am not sure what to do with myself now that it is done. I guess it is time to make a crochet version…

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A Party, A Yarn Bomb, and Some Bright Colors!

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Hello my friends!

On Saturday we went to a bounce house for my niece’s fifth birthday party. It was actually just the three girls, Kyla, Vada, and my niece, Madison. They ran around the place for 2 hours, they had a blast!

Giddy-Up!

As with every bounce house we have been to lately, they had these bouncy horse things.  Kyla just loves them.

Ready-Set-Pose!

At one point, the girls decided that they had to have a race. Of course, it ended up as a pile of giggling children, or so I am told, I was having coffee with my Mother~in~law at the concession area at the time. It was nice to have a bit of time with her. I really do have an awesome Mother~in~law.

Wind-Tunnel!!!

They also had one of those hurricane booths. There was a lot of screaming involved.

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After the bounce house, we went for pizza and cupcakes. Oh, there were presents as well.

Pony-Time

Kyla and Madison had a grand time playing with Madison’s toys! Madison already had one of the ponies, and the other was a gift. Kyla was quite happy to have a pink pony to play with. I think if she had a real pink pony, she would explode with happiness!

On Sunday I had an InsaniTea Yarn day! OK, people, if you live near Montclair, NJ, you need to come out and play!! It’s the second and fourth Sunday of every month, and we need more crafty, yarny, fun friends!!

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I arrived a bit early to this one, and felt the urge to snap some photos of the leaves and the flag while waiting for Ingrid to open up.

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I finished my yarn bomb chair.

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I still have 3 more of these chairs. I really love this one, so I may have to bring another over to the shop and keep going!

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I had a lot of fun with the seat. I think I may have to write this pattern down for all of you, what do you think?

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Fall has set in with a vengeance here in NJ. It’s COLD!!! I had to break out the happy, warm colors and play, just to keep myself warm. And happy. How can you not be happy with all those colors!!

It has been an odd week of school. Yesterday and tomorrow were/are half days because of parent/teacher conferences. Ours are tomorrow afternoon. And last week the girls were off on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Doug was off Thursday, Friday, and this Monday. As Doug was home on Monday, and the girls had school, we took advantage of the rare child~free time and went to the movies! We saw Thor.

As I picked up the girls from school this afternoon, Kyla said, “Mommy, Jake’s puppy toy has a rip, so I have it so you can fix it. I told him you would make it better.” Jake is just the sweetest little boy ever, and has been in Kyla’s class the last 2 years. He and Kyla adore each other, as they are both just so incredibly loving of everyone. How could I say no?

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The girls were very happy about Jake’s fixed puppy toy.

Nighty~night. I’m going to make some cocoa, watch some Star Trek, and knit.

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Flower Hexagon Granny How-To

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Flower to Hexagon Granny free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

In my search for a Granny Hexagon to make blankets for my girls, I just couldn’t find one that I really LOVED. Then I realized that there were some gorgeous crocheted flowers with six sides, and I could make a hex from one of those. So this pattern was born. I will do my best to teach it to you.

ETA: I have had many questions about what yarn I used. It is Lion Brand Cotton Ease with a 4.5 mm hook, and 3 years later, it is still holding up very nicely!

and another ETA 6/8/14: Lion Brand has discontinued a lot of the colors of Cotton Ease. I would recommend using Lion Brand Hartland yarn in it’s place, and a 5.50 or 6.00 mm hook.

I have had many requests for a video and a chart for this pattern.
I have made a set for first 3 rows (the flower) and the optional dimensional flower here,
and another set for turning the flower into a hexagon here.
You can also find a video to show the join-as-you-go for grannies method here.

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