Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Winter Watermelons part deux- free pattern!

Alright peeps! My long awaited Winter Watermelon scarf pattern is here! I finally sat down and wrote out the pattern. My very first! If you do make this pattern, please let me know if there are any mistakes in it so I can correct it. Also, please send me pics of your finished projects! I'd love to see them!

I completed a new hat, as well, but I still need to tweak that pattern before I list it here...so, more to come... AND....drum roll please! I have a video to supplement the pattern! It's for folks who don't know how to crochet through front/back loops only or who have never crocheted with beads before. YAY!

Here's a picture of the hat and scarf together:

Watermelon hat and scarf set

And, here's the pattern!

PS: The Hat Pattern can be found here

Watermelon Scarf Pattern

MATERIALS
Green WW yarn- not a whole lot- maybe an ounce or 2
White WW yarn- ditto
Red or pink WW yarn- a little bit more...maybe 4 ounces

Size 6 mm (U.S. J/10) crochet hook
Yarn or tapestry needle for beading yarn and finishing
60 beads (you may have some left over)

GAUGE
Not important

NOTE:
Chain 2 does not count as half double crochet.

ABBREVIATIONS & TERMS
hdc = half double crochet
bhdc = beaded half double crochet
repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

INSTRUCTIONS

With green, chain 187.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each chain to end of ch. 185 hdc. Chain 2. Turn.

Row 2: 1 hdc in 1st hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. *1 hdc in next hdc through front loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. Repeat from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Fasten off green. Turn.

Row 3: Attach white. Chain 2. 1 hdc in 1st hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. *1 hdc in next hdc through front loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. Repeat from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Fasten off white. Turn.

Thread 60 beads onto red yarn before continuing.

Row 4: Attach red. Chain 2. 1 hdc in 1st hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. *1 hdc in next hdc through front loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. Repeat from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Chain 2. Turn.

Row 5: First beaded row. 1 hdc in 1st hdc. *(1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through front loop only.) 4 times. 1 bhdc in next hdc through back loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through front loop only. Repeat from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Turn.

Row 6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: Second beaded row. 1 hdc in 1st hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through front loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. 1 bhdc through front loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. *(1 hdc in next hdc through front loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only.) 4 times. 1 bhdc in next hdc through front loop only. 1 hdc in next hdc through back loop only. Repeat from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Turn.

Row 8: Repeat row 4

Row 9: Repeat row 5

Row 10: Repeat row 4

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Copyright 2009 Gege Crochet. All rights reserved. Pattern available for personal use only- please don't sell it- that's just not cool. Please don't post this pattern anywhere- you can provide a link back to here, though.





17 comments:

  1. What a very nice gift to us all, I can't wait to try this. My first time crocheting with beads. Big Thanks!!

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  2. I love watermelon! Now you can enjoy it in the winter to. So inventive. :)

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  3. Thank you!! Coming up with the patterns is easy....writing them down...not so much. ;)

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  4. What an adorable pattern! I can't wait to make this for my niece and goddaughter!

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  5. I think this is cute and unique. Can't wait to make it.I love watermelon.

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  6. It's so nice. I enjoyed your attachment of the beads . Nice job . Thanks a lot

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  7. that is so cute! How is the hat made?

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  8. it was such a great pattern and its super cute! i wanna thank you for the pattern!! and i made one for my sister for Christmas =) one again thank you!

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  9. Really cute...except, can you show how to put the hat together b/c of the different color levels, don't think it'll look "seamless" if I used just one color to stitch or sew together.

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  10. I am so glad I found this site. I love your tutorials. I plan on making the watermelon hat and scarf.

    Can't wait for the hat instructions.

    Thank you.

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  11. The hat pattern and tutorials are up! http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2010/02/home-alone-with-watermelons-and-pixels.html

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  12. I just viewed your video about your watermelon hat and scarf. I've never saw something like this done before. I've been crocheting since the age of 8 yrs,old. My grandmother started me doing it when I kept on bothering her. I've enjoyed all my projects, but now I'm looking to graduate to more difficult projects. I'd like to continue to blog with you again really soon.

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  13. I forgot to let you know, you so graciously had given me that pattern for the hat, I think it was before you even had it posted. I made quite a few of them in different shades of greens, reds, and pinks. They were a BIG hit with the Cancer patients that received them! The group I belong to "The Hat Ladies of Corona" donate to quite a few cancer patient treatment centers and I like to make hats that are a little out of the ordinary. I LOVED your watermelon hat when I saw it on your blog,and like I said, it was a big hat. I will certainly be making more come spring time!! I DID give credit to you, and I gave your web site to some of the ladies in my group.

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  14. I'm so glad to hear they were a hit! Were you able to take some pictures of the finished products? If so, send them my way and I'll post them. :)

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  15. First of all, thank you for sharing the patterns, being a beginner I really appreciate the videos. I made a couple of scarfs using this pattern (not "watermelon-ish, just plain), and I love them. It gives it a very nice texture.

    A have a couple of questions, you might have answered this somewhere else before, I apologize if you have.I was wondering how long the scarf should be for a 3-4-yo and if you have the hat pattern for a kid the same age?

    Thank you,
    E.

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  16. First of all, thank you for sharing the patterns, being a beginner I really appreciate the videos. I made a couple of scarfs using this pattern (not "watermelon-ish, just plain), and I love them. It gives it a very nice texture.

    A have a couple of questions, you might have answered this somewhere else before, I apologize if you have.I was wondering how long the scarf should be for a 3-4-yo and if you have the hat pattern for a kid the same age?

    Thank you,
    E.

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  17. Can I print your pattern without any ads or posts. Thank you Mary. E-mail is Missy4987M@aol.com

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