Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ballet or Dance inspired Crochet Patterns



My seven year old daughter is in her second year of dance (she's on the mini performance team this year) and I've found myself OBSESSED with dance.  Ballet, in particular.  A couple of my recent patterns have reflected that.  I thought it would be fun to put together a collection of some other dance-inspired crochet patterns!  I hope you enjoy it.  

~ Jennifer



Ballerina Bun Cover

Ballerina Bun Cover by Crochet by Jennifer




Diagonal Weave Halter Top/Tutu

Diagonal Weave Halter Top/Tutu by Crafting Friends




Tutu Cute Purse

Tutu Cute Purse pattern by SnApPy ToTs
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tutu-cute-purse



All Too Perfect Bun Cover

All Too Perfect Crocheted Bun Cover by Moogly



Tutu Thirsty

Tutu Thirsty tote or water bottle holder pattern by SnApPy ToTs
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tutu-thirsty



Cute Baby Ballet Shoes

Cute Baby Ballet Shoes by Lisa Auch


Pretty Powder Puff

Pretty Powder Puff by Jennifer Hatch of Hatch-ed With Love


Doggie Tutu

Doggie Tutu Free Crochet Pattern by Posh Pooch Designs


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ballerina Bun Cover - Free Crochet Pattern

Photo Copyright Ashley Hatten Photography


 

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  Stitch marker, measuring tape, ribbon(s).

Yarn:  1 oz or less of #3 mercerized cotton (I used Paton’s Grace) or any similar weight yarn.  

Gauge:  Gauge is not critical, use checkpoints in pattern.

Hook Size:  “F” (3.75 mm) hook.  I use Boye brand crochet hooks.

Size Chart:
Small Bun Cover:  Best for short, fine hair
Medium Bun Cover:  Best for medium length hair
Large Bun Cover:  Best for long, very thick hair

Abbreviations Used:
st or sts - stitch or stitches
ch - chain stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
rnd(s) - round(s)
sp(s) - space(s)
ea - each
beg - beginning
prev - previous

Special Stitches Definitions:


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Small Ballerina Bun Cover:

Note:  ‘ch 4’ at beg of rnd is counted as a dc (plus ch 1) in final stitch count.

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ring seven times, after last ‘ch-1’, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (8 dc)

Rnd 2:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, (dc, ch 1) twice in same ‘ch-1’ sp, 
(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps, 
(dc, ch 1) three times in next ‘ch-1’ sp, 
(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps, 
after last ch-1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (18 dc)

Rnd 3:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, [ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, do not join after last ‘ch-1’ sp, but continue to work in a spiral by working the next sc in the first ‘ch-3’ sp of the prev rnd.  (18 ‘ch-3’ sps)  Add stitch marker and move with each rnd.

Continue working in a spiral with (ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-3’ sp) until bun cover measures approximately 2.5 to 3” from center of magic ring to edge.  When correct height is reached, ch 3 and sl st in next ‘ch-3’ sp to end the pattern repeat section. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Thread ribbon through holes in last rnd and tie in a bow.

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Medium Ballerina Bun Cover:

Note:  ‘ch 4’ at beg of rnd is counted as a dc (plus ch 1) in final stitch count.

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ring seven times, after last ‘ch-1’, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (8 dc)

Rnd 2:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
[(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, 
after last ch-1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (16 dc)

Rnd 3:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
(dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps, 
[(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp, (dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps] repeat to end of rnd, after last ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (20 dc)

Rnd 4:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, [ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, do not join after last ‘ch-1’ sp, but continue to work in a spiral by working the next sc in the first ‘ch-3’ sp of the prev rnd.  (20 ‘ch-3’ sps)  Add stitch marker and move with each rnd.

Continue working in a spiral with (ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-3’ sp) until bun cover measures approximately 3.5” from center of magic ring to edge.  When correct height is reached, ch 3 and sl st in next ‘ch-3’ sp to end the pattern repeat section.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Thread ribbon through holes in last rnd and tie in a bow.

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Large Ballerina Bun Cover:

Note:  ‘ch 4’ at beg of rnd is counted as a dc (plus ch 1) in final stitch count.

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ring seven times, after last ‘ch-1’, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (8 dc)

Rnd 2:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
[(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, 
after last ch-1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (16 dc)

Rnd 3:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
dc in next ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
[(dc, ch 1) twice in next ‘ch-1’ sp, (dc, ch 1) in each of next 2 ‘ch-1’ sps] four times,  
(dc, ch 1) twice in next ‘ch-1’ sp,
(dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp,
after last ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (22 dc)

Rnd 4:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, [ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, do not join after last ‘ch-1’ sp, but continue to work in a spiral by working the next sc in the first ‘ch-3’ sp of the prev rnd.  (22 ‘ch-3’ sps)  Add stitch marker and move with each rnd.

Continue working in a spiral with (ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-3’ sp) until bun cover measures approximately 3.5 to 4.5” from center of magic ring to edge.  When correct height is reached, ch 3 and sl st in next ‘ch-3’ sp to end the pattern repeat section.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Thread ribbon through holes in last rnd and tie in a bow.

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Photo Copyright Ashley Hatten Photography


Copyright Notice:

Photos copyright Ashley Hatten of Ashley Hatten Photography.  Thank you, Ashley!

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You are absolutely welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern in any manner you choose.  However, do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any way.  Please provide a link to my website if you sell your finished items online.  (If you change the name when you sell your item, please mention the pattern name in the link so other people can find the pattern.)

You can link like this:
Ballerina Bun Cover Pattern by Crochet by Jennifer

If you have any questions or need help with the pattern, please email me at info@crochetbyjennifer.com, I’ll be glad to help you.  Thank you for buying my pattern, I hope you enjoy it!   ~ Jennifer