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Crocheted Mushroom-rattle Novita Alpaca Wool

Crocheted Mushroom-rattle Novita Alpaca Wool

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Both babies and bigger children like to play with this fly agaric-rattle. Mushroom themed rattle is crocheted in double crochet stitch using Novita Alpaca Wool yarn.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2015 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 41
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N031541
Pattern details
Size
Height about 11cm

Yarn demand
Novita Alpaca Wool
off-white 50g
wine red 50 g

Needles and other supplies
3,5mm Novita crochet hook
Other notions
Stuffing
1 bell

Designer
Susanna Vento

Details

Stitch pattern

dc-double crochet according to written instructions.

Notes

Pattern uses UK crochet terms.

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

dc2tog- (insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp) twice, yo and draw through all lps on hook- 1dc dec´d.

Mushroom-rattle

Using off-white yarn make a loop around your finger and crochet into the ring:

Rnd 1: dc5 (work in round)

Rnd 2: dc 2 in each st =10dc

Rnd 3: *dc 2 in next st, dc, rep from* 4 times =15dc

Rnd 4: *dc 2 in next st, dc2, rep from* 4 times =20dc

Cont working dc in each st. Work until rattle meas 3cm.

Dec rnd: using dc2tog method decrease 2 dc evenly =18dc

Work until rattle meas 5,5cm.

Inc rnd: increase 5 dc evenly =23dc

Rep increases every rnd 3 times =38dc

Work 1 rnd. Change to wine red yarn. Dc into the back loop of each dc of previous rnd. Cont working dc through both loops. Work until red part meas about 2,5cm.

Dec rnd: using dc2tog method decrease 2 dc evenly =36dc

Rep dec rnd every rnd until you have 18dc.

Fill the mushroom with stuffing and insert the bell in the middle of the stuffing.

Next row: dc2tog until you have 6dc left. Break yarn leaving a long end. Pull end through all sts and tighten it. Weave in all ends.

Dots (make 6)

Using off-white yarn make a loop around your finger and crochet into the ring:

Rnd1: dc8, sc into the first dc

Break yarn leaving a long end for attaching dot.

Sew dots on the cap.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Height about 11cm

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern
dc-double crochet according to written instructions.
Notes
Pattern uses UK crochet terms.
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
dc2tog- (insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp) twice, yo and draw through all lps on hook- 1dc dec´d.

Stitch pattern

dc-double crochet according to written instructions.

Notes

Pattern uses UK crochet terms.

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

dc2tog- (insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp) twice, yo and draw through all lps on hook- 1dc dec´d.

Mushroom-rattle

Using off-white yarn make a loop around your finger and crochet into the ring:

Rnd 1: dc5 (work in round)

Rnd 2: dc 2 in each st =10dc

Rnd 3: *dc 2 in next st, dc, rep from* 4 times =15dc

Rnd 4: *dc 2 in next st, dc2, rep from* 4 times =20dc

Cont working dc in each st. Work until rattle meas 3cm.

Dec rnd: using dc2tog method decrease 2 dc evenly =18dc

Work until rattle meas 5,5cm.

Inc rnd: increase 5 dc evenly =23dc

Rep increases every rnd 3 times =38dc

Work 1 rnd. Change to wine red yarn. Dc into the back loop of each dc of previous rnd. Cont working dc through both loops. Work until red part meas about 2,5cm.

Dec rnd: using dc2tog method decrease 2 dc evenly =36dc

Rep dec rnd every rnd until you have 18dc.

Fill the mushroom with stuffing and insert the bell in the middle of the stuffing.

Next row: dc2tog until you have 6dc left. Break yarn leaving a long end. Pull end through all sts and tighten it. Weave in all ends.

Dots (make 6)

Using off-white yarn make a loop around your finger and crochet into the ring:

Rnd1: dc8, sc into the first dc

Break yarn leaving a long end for attaching dot.

Sew dots on the cap.


Skill levels

Beginner

Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

Technique

Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

Patterns

All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

Adventurous beginner

Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

Technique

Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

Patterns

Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

Intermediate

So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

Technique

In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

Patterns

Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

Advanced

Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

Technique

On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

Patterns

Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

Gauge & Swatching

Gauge and Swatching

Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

Adjusting gauge

If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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