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Rainbow Legwarmers
A Helen Free Design

Made from Superwash wool to keep your legs toastie.

Materials
7 balls of Cygnet Superwash.
Geranium 2185, Copper 4888, Gold 2155, 4.50mm hook, Everglade 2817, Kingfisher 2837, Denim 2284 and Bluebell 2156.

This will be enough for one pair but if you buy an extra ball in the colour that you makes the cuffs from, you can make 2 pairs.  If you want to make them just one colour, you will need 150g in total.

Equipment
4.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.

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Boho Surprise Shawl
A Helen Free Design

Because each ball of Boho Spirit is slightly different, even if you follow the intruction to the letter, each shawl will come out looking different, making it a complete surprise.

Materials
7 balls of Boho Spirit/Boho Spirit Solids.
The dark version used 6943 Dream, 6461 Mojo, 6383 Zen, 6464 Folk, 6385 Chic, 6621 Karma and 6404 Peacock.
The light version used 6517 Breeze, 6943 Dream, 6283 Harmony, 6082 Moonbeam, 6385 Chic, 6202 Quartz and 6208 Pure.

Equipment
4.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.

Finished size
Approximately 160cm along the straight side and 225cm along the diagonal side. For a smaller size, start on row 2 or 3 as required.

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Herringbone Socks
A Faye Lamb Design

Easy to follow sock pattern suitable for intermediate crocheters looking to expand their skill sets.

The socks are adult sizes, and features a comfortable heel flap and double crochet sole.

Materials
Adriafil Calzasocks (50g/210m), 1x solid colour, 1(2) x variegated.

Equipment
3.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension
24sts x 16 rows 10cm (dc) or 21sts x 16 rows 10cm (HBhtr)

Finished size
Adult shoe size 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9 (if you have a wider foot size try using a 3.75mm hook).
Sock Length is personal preference, however the larger sizes will need 2 balls of variegated even for the shorter length. Sock length from cuff to heel flap is written as 10 (12, 15, 16) cm

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Photos ©Rainbow Valley and Faye Lamb
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A cute Owl Bag to crochet
A Helen Free Design

This stole uses Silkpaca in complimenting colours and is worked in a lacy corner to corner pattern resulting in diagonal stripes.

Silkpaca is 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk, which makes it 100% luscious.  Soft, silky, with just a bit of a halo.

Materials
Malabrigo Silkpaca, one in Sunset and one in Pollen.

Equipment
3.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension
It is difficult to measure the tension as it works up quite small and requires blocking to full size.

Finished size
Approx 45cm x 140cm.
This yarn has a mind of its own. When blocking, stretch to the maximum you can. After blocking the stole will shrink as the yarn regains some of it elasticity.

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Aran Slipper Boots Crochet Pattern
A Helen Free Design

This pattern was featured in the January 2015 issue of Inside Crochet.

Keep your toes cosy with these warm slipper boots.

Materials
Robin Aran with wool (1 x 400g).
or Cygnet Aran (4 x 100g)

Equipment
4.50mm hook, stitch markers, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension (UK terms)
Work 14sts and 12 rows in htr to measure 10x10cm or 4x4in using 4.50mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.

Finished Size (All sizes are approximate)
Small: 22cm in length, UK 3-4, EU 35-36, US 5-6.
Medium: 24cm in length, UK 5-6, EU 38-39, US 7-8.
Large: 25cm in length, UK 7-8, EU 41-42, US 9-10.

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Short rows and long colour changes are used to create ripples of colour rather than stripes. The pattern looks like it has a lot of rows but some of them are only a few stitches long.

Wrist & Arm warmers Crochet Pattern
A Helen Free Design

Materials
Lang Mille Colori Baby.  1x 50g ball will make a pair of wrist warmers or a pair of short arm warmers. You will need two balls for the long arm warmers but you will be able to get one arm warmer and one wrist warmer from each ball.

Equipment
2.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension (UK terms)
24 tr and 13 rows to 10cm square.

Finished size
These are designed for adults. To make them smaller, use a 2.00mm hook.
Measurements are taken when they are folded flat.
Wrist warmers are about 11cm long, 12cm across the top and 10cm across the bottom.
Short arm warmers are about 18cm long, 12cm across the top and 12cm across the bottom.
Long arm warmers are about 22cm long, 12cm across the top and 14cm across the bottom.

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Aran Hat and Mittens Crochet Pattern
A Helen Free Design

All of the cabled accessories which are available below will also match as they use the same basic three stranded cable pattern.

Materials
Aran Tweed Knitting Wool from Kilcar in Donegal, Ireland.  200g skeins (Length = 320 m / 350 yards) Lilac-4812.  The Hat uses 1 skein and the mittens use 1 skein.  The Poncho uses 8 skeins.

You can buy online from COMMODUM art and design  They also sell on eBay, just search for "Donegal yarn".

It is aran weight and 100% wool. It may seem a bit expensive, the conversion rate makes it about £10 (GBP) for 200g.  But when you consider that the Sirdar Click cost me £3.25 for 50g, it is actually a very reasonable price.  It is lovely to work with and gorgeous to wear.

If you do not want to use this yarn, you can use Aran yarn.

Equipment
4.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends.

Tension (UK terms)
Work 14sts and 12 rows in pattern or htr 10x10cm or 4x4in using 4.50mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.

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Rainbow Waves Hemp Scarf Crochet Pattern
A Helen Free Design

This scarf uses thread painting and a ripple technique to create the rainbow "waves".

Hemp is quite stiff and a little smelly to work with.  The smell soon goes after washing and the more it is washed, the softer the fabric becomes.

Materials   1 x 50g skein of 2ply (same as 4ply weight yarn) in each of the following colours - Ouch (red), Wow (orange), Woah (yellow), Hum (green), Gosh blue), Phew (indigo), Ah (violet) from The house of Hemp.

There should be enough to make one after-img size scarf and another, smaller scarf working the colours in the opposite direction.

If you buy two skeins of each colour, you will probably have enough to work two scarves in one colourway direction and one scarf in the opposite colourway direction.

If you don’t want to use hemp, DMC Petra No. 5 works just as well.

Equipment   4.50mm hook and a needle for sewing in ends.

Tension (UK terms)   14 tr and 7 rows to 10 cm

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Cabled Accessories
Cosy Cables for Fashionable Accessories.

These are designed to be quick and easy makes which keep you warm and cosy when finished.  There is a "Chunky" version and an "Aran" version of each pattern.

Although they are all adult sizes, you can use thinner yarn and a smaller hook to make child sizes.  I used Aran weight yarn and a 4.50mm hook for the chunky Newsboy patterns and the size was perfect for a toddler.  The brim can also be adjusted to fit different sized heads.

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Intermediate Aran Headband and Fingerless Mitts set
A Helen Free Design

Materials: 1 ball Aran yarn.
Equipment: 4.50mm hook and a needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: (UK terms) 11 htr and 9 rows to 8 cm.

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Intermediate Aran Scoodie and Neckwarmer set
A Helen Free Design

Materials: 3 balls Aran yarn.
Equipment: 4.50mm hook and a needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: (UK terms) 13 htr and 11 rows to 10 cm

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Intermediate Aran Beret and Newsboy Cap
A Helen Free Design

Materials: 3 balls Aran yarn.
Equipment: 4.50mm hook and a needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: (UK terms) 16 htr and 11 rows to 10cm.

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Intermediate Chunky Headband and Fingerless Mitts set
A Helen Free Design

Materials: 1 ball Chunky yarn.
Equipment: 6.00mm hook and a needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: (UK terms) 9 htr and 7 rows to 8 cm

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Intermediate Chunky Scoodie and Neckwarmer set
A Helen Free Design

Materials: 3 balls Chunky yarn.
Equipment: 6.00mm hook and a needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: (UK terms) 10 htr and 10 rows to 10cm

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Intermediate Chunky Beret and Newsboy Cap
A Helen Free Design

Materials: 3 balls Chunky yarn.
Equipment: 6.00mm hook and a needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: (UK terms) 10 htr and 10 rows to 10cm

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Colourful Barefoot Sandals Crochet Pattern
A Helen Free Design

7 New Designs!
Following the success of the Barefoot Sandals, I have created another pattern for them. This one has 7 different designs. The first pattern is simple and understated. This one is bold and colourful!

You can add beads to your Barefoot Sandals for some sparkle. Remember that the beads always fall to the back of the stitch which will then be the front of the work. Each pattern has suggestions for where to add the beads.

As always, the thread I have used is DMC Petra. I love the way this thread feels - and the fact it is machine washable. It comes in 100g balls. You can also use DMC Perle which comes in 25m skeins or 10g/45m balls.

Materials: DMC Petra size 5.
Equipment: 2.00mm hook, 1.50mm hook, needle for sewing in ends
Tension: Not important but……… 13 dc and 15 rows to 5cm square.
Finished size: The Barefoot Sandals are designed for average size adult feet.  You can alter the size by adjusting the toes loop and ties.   If you want them for a child, a smaller hook will reduce the motif size.

Rainbow Granny Barefoot Sandal Shooting Star Barefoot Sandal Bring me Sunshine Barefoot Sandal Barefoot Sandal Strawberry Fair Barefoot Sandal Beaded Strawberry Fair Barefoot Sandal Butterfly Parade Barefoot Sandal Butterfly Parade Beaded Barefoot Sandal Heart to Heart Barefoot Sandal Flower Power Barefoot Sandal Beaded Flower Power Barefoot Sandal
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Barefoot Sandals Crochet Pattern
A Helen Free Design

The first 3 patterns were previously published in Inside Crochet, August 2011.

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9 Designs

If you are one of those people who hate wearing shoes in the summer but want your feet to look pretty, then this is the pattern for you.

You can add beads to your Barefoot Sandals for some sparkle.   Remember that the beads always fall to the back of the stitch which will then be the front of the work.   Each pattern has suggestions for where to add the beads.

As always, the thread I have used is DMC Petra. I love the way this thread feels - and the fact it is machine washable. It comes in 100g balls. You can also use DMC Perle which comes in 25m skeins or 10g/45m balls.

Materials: DMC Petra size 5.
Equipment: 2.00mm hook, needle for sewing in ends
Tension: Not important but………
Using Perle No.5 and 2.00mm hook, 13 dc and 15 rows to 5cm square.
Finished size: The Barefoot Sandals are designed for average size adult feet.  You can alter the size by adjusting the toes loop and ties.   If you want them for a child, a smaller hook will reduce the motif size.

Silver Star Barefoot Sandal Braided Bronze Barefoot Sandal Irish Rose Barefoot Sandal Gold Pineapple Barefoot Sandal Beaded Shell Barefoot Sandal Amethyst Knot Barefoot Sandal Butterflies Barefoot Sandal Pink Flower Barefoot Sandal Lovely Lemon Barefoot Sandal Beaded Irish Rose Barefoot Sandal