Sunday, February 11, 2018

One Skein Crochet Winter Vest

Hi everyone! I'm back again with a new crochet tutorial! I'm so excited to share this with you all because it's the first crochet pattern that I completed that is a garment that you can wear out or over a cute dress. I'm so happy it worked out and I can't wait to see what you guys create :)

Please check out my YouTube video below to watch me make it and below for the written pattern!





Front Body
Below is done in size small, for medium do 2 more rows and for large do 4 more than the small size. 
S (M, L)

MAKE 2
Row 1: chain 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook. ch 2, turn. (ch 2 counts as a hdc)
Row 2: 2 hdc in first hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: hdc in first stitch (counts as an increase because of initial ch2 and turn) across to last ch. Hdc 2 in last ch. Ch 2, turn
Row 4-10 (4-12, 4-14): RPT row 3. (18 ch total for small)
Row 11 (13, 15): mark opposite end of row with a removable stitch marker. Hdc in second stitch (not what your ch 2 is connected to but the next stitch) and hdc across until last stitch. Hdc 2 in last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 12 (14, 16): hdc in stitch connected to ch 2 (first stitch) and across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 13-20 (15-22, 17-24): repeat rows 11-12 (13-14, 15-16). ( 29 stitches total)
Row 21 (armhole shaping and collar decrease) (23, 25): ss in first 5 stitches. Hdc 2 together. Hdc across until you reach last two stitches. Hdc 2 tog. Ch 1, turn.
Row 22 (24, 26): hdc 2 tog hdc across. Ch 2 turn
Row 23 (25, 27): hdc in second stitch (not one connected to the ch 2). Hdc until last two. Hdc tog. Ch 1 turn.
Rows 24-29 (26-31, 28-33) repeat rows 22-23 (24-25, 26-27) (14? Stitches for small)
Row 30 (32, 34): hdc in second stitch (not one connected to the ch 2). Hdc until last two. Hdc tog. Ch 2 turn.
Row 31 (33, 35) (shoulder shaping): skip first HDC and hdc in next 4 stitches. Ch 2, turn (leaving rest of row unworked)
Rows 32-37 (34-39, 36-41): repeat row 31 (33, 35). 
Bind Off

Back
MAKE 1
Measure your back from side seam to side seam and make a chain as long adding 4 more chains (crochet shrinks as you work the piece) (2 count as first hdc)
Row 1: hdc in third chain from hook and hdc across. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc) and turn.
Rows 2-9 (2-11, 2-13): hdc in second hdc, hdc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 10 (12, 14): hdc in second hdc, hdc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 11 (13, 15) (Shaping armhole): ss in first 5 stitches, hdc 2 tog, hdc across till last 7 stitches. Hdc 2 tog, ch 2 and turn.
Rows 12-15 (14-17, 16-19): hdc in second from hook, hdc across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 16-20 (18-22, 20-24): hdc in first stitch (inc) and across. 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 2 turn.
Bind Off.

Seam up side seams
Seam shoulder seams
Seam back collar together and then seam to the back neck hole. 
Weave in ends and block if desired.

If you have ANY questions please leave a comment below, on the video on YouTube or send me a message on Instagram @dahi.knits !

Enjoy and good luck!

Xx
Steph

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Easy Crochet Moccasins Tutorial




Hi everyone! Today I FINALLY have a new crochet pattern to share! It is accompanied by a YouTube video as well so don’t forget to check that out below too :)



MATERIALS
6.5 mm crochet hook
Size 6 super bulky yarn (I used about 1/3 skein of Bernat Blanket)

DICTIONARY
SC = single crochet (go through chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over pull through the two stitches on your hook)

DC = double crochet (yarn over, go through chain, yarn over pull through, yarn over pull through 2, yarn over pull through last two)

Treble Crochet (yarn over twice,  go through chain, yarn over pull through, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through last two)


SIZES
I wear a size 8.5-9 women’s US and these were a ~bit~ loose on me. (I’m thinking they would’ve been more snug if I was also wearing thick fuzzy socks!)
You can start with any number of chains as long as it fits across the widest part of your foot. 
For length, you will do as many rows to fit the length of your foot. (I did 14 rows)


INSTRUCTIONS

SOLE
First make a slip knot and chain 8 (or as many needed to cover the width of your foot)
Row 1: 1 sc in the second chain from the hook. *1 dc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn.
Row 2: Sc in the second stitch in (on top of the dc). The chain three counts as the first dc. *sc in the next stitch and then dc in the stitch after*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: Sc in the first stitch (on top of the last dc you did in the last round). *dc in the next stitch, sc in the stitch after*. Repeat from * to * till the end. 

REPEAT ROWS 2 AND 3 UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR DESIRED LENGTH

***QUICK TIP***
An easy way to remember how to work this pattern is that if your first stitch when you turn is a dc then you should have chained one and do a sc in that first stitch. If your SECOND stitch is a dc then you would have chained 3 and then skipped the first stitch (single crochet) and have single crocheted on top of the double crochet. 

Leave any comments below or on the video if you get stuck and need help!

SIDES OF SHOE
Once your shoe is of the desired length, you will chain 3 and turn your work so that you are working down the length of the sole. 

Row 1: You will dc around the perimeter of the sole and slip stitch to the first dc. Chain 3.
Row 2: Start dc’ing from the second stitch all the way around until the last 5 stitches. In the last 5 stitches you will sc and chain 2 (counts as first dc of next row) 


TOP OF SHOE

Row 1: In the second chain dc across to the end. Chain 2 & turn.
Repeat row 1 until the top piece is long enough to cover the top of your foot so that your foot does not fall out of the shoe when wearing it. (I did 4 rows)


ATTATCHING TOP TO THE SHOE
To attach the top to the rest of the shoe you will chain one and line up the edges of the top to the edges of the sides of the shoe. Now you’re going to sc along these two edges, seaming them shut as if you were joining two pieces in a side seam or a hat. You will work this starting from the left side, around the front and up the right side of the top of the shoe. There is a good visual of this in the video! Once you reached the beginning, chain 3.

TOP FLAP OF SHOE
After chaining three we will now be creating 4 more treble crochets across those 5 stitches to create the top of the shoe. You will skip the first stitch and place a treble crochet in the second.
At the end, bind off and tuck yarn.

FINISHING 
Fold over the treble crochet flap and thread some yarn through the underside so each loose end of the yarn is coming out of the top. Tie in a bow and you’re done! There is a good visual of this in the video too!


Don’t forget to make 2! 
I hope you all enjoyed and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here or on the video for this pattern!


Good Luck!

Xx
Stephanie Marie















Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DIY CROCHET FLORAL BIKINI TOP | CROP TOP EM CROCHE

Hi everyone! Welcome back!

I've posted a new video on my YouTube channel on how to make a floral bikini top!

Watch the video below and you can follow along with the written instructions. Please note, the instructions for the cherry blossoms are found here! It's not the same exact link as the one I used, but I basically used a generic flower pattern.



PATTERN:

5 mm hook (bikini top)
3.75 mm hook (flowers and contrasting band)
Medium weight yarn in 2 colors 

Cup Sizes:
A - 24 stitches
B - 26 stitches
C - 28 stitches
D - 30 stitches


Size xs/small

Row 1: Ch 71 stitches, turn

Row 2: SC 70 stitches, CH 2, turn

Row 3: Skip 1st SC and DC into the second SC *CH2, skip stitch, DC in next stitch* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch1, turn

Rows 4-6: SC across, CH 1, turn.

Row 7: Fold work in half and mark the center stitch with a marker. SC across until you reach the stitch right before the marker. CH 1, turn.

Row 8: Mark cup size number of stitches out from where you are on your work. SC to the marker, crocheting into the marker point this time, CH 1, turn.

Row 9: SC to midpoint, ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Place a marker 7 stitches in on both sides of your cup size in stitches. SC 6, SC 2 in the marker, SC to next marker, SC 2 in that marker, SC to the end, CH 1, turn. *REMEMBER TO PLACE MARKER BACK INTO THE SPOT WHERE YOU SC 2*!!

Row 11: Repeat Row 10 (SC 6, SC 2 in the marker, SC to next marker, SC 2 in that marker, SC to the end, CH 1, turn).

Row 12: Mark mid point, SC to marker, SC 2TOG, mark spot again, SC to the end, CH 1, turn.
**AGAIN ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PLACE THE MARKER IN THE SAME SPOT!**

Repeat Row 12 until you have 4 SC left on your work.


WORKING THE STRAP:

1. SC 2TOG on your 4 SC left, CH 91, turn.

2. SC across (90 stitches) and SC 2TOG, Bind off.


TO MAKE OTHER CUP:

Start with ROW 8 to make the other cup!


CROCHET FLOWERS:

Please follow the link above to learn how to crochet the flowers.
Make 6-8 depending on your cup size.


CONTRASTING STRAP:

Using the smaller hook used for the flowers, chain a chain that is 3 times the length of the initial 70 stitches. 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I SPENT HOW MUCH ON HELLO KITTY?! | Hello Kitty Café Boston Vlog



Hello, everyone! Last month I took a trip to Boston to visit the Hello Kitty Café Truck that arrived for the day. It was expensive but worth it! Watch my vlog above and stay tuned for the Primark/Hello Kitty Café Truck Haul coming soon :)


P.S.
I spent $117 buying one of everything on the food truck haha. Leave a comment below if YouTube sent you here!


Xx
Stephanie

Monday, March 20, 2017

Too Faced, Lipstick Queen & M.A.C. | Spring Makeup Haul 3.20.17

I went impromptu spring makeup shopping yesterday! I originally wanted to purchase my first high-end foundation (preferably Nars Sheer Glow in Mt. Blanc) however they didn't have it at the Sephora I was at. I forwent the foundation for three other impromptu items! And I say "impromptu" because as we were driving past Ulta, I remembered they were having another 21 Days of Beauty event. I ran in and grabbed the Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush in "How Deep is Your Love?" The packaging is adorable and they had quite a few shades to pick from! There is a decent sized mirror inside as well as the cutest printed design on the blush itself 😍





While in the checkout line I saw a display for the Lipstick Queen Frog Prince lipstick! Every time I tried to purchase it, it was always sold out. So I, unfortunately, spent an extra $25 but hey, it was worth it! I also struggle to find a "your lips but better" color that won't smudge or ball up so this color was perfect! It does, however, dry my lips out a bit so I suggest a chapstick before applying.


Last, but not least, I went to my local M.A.C. counter. Now I know makeup goes bad but I never had an issue with concealers. I have the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and it is definitely bad. I know it's also an eyeshadow primer so I only use it when applying eyeshadow or liner to my lids. However, when applying my eyeshadow on top of the primer, it makes these skip marks and just seems like the product dries out once applied. It makes everything look bad so I wanted to upgrade to a M.A.C Paint Pot in Painterly. Hopefully, this product won't give me the same issue if it does go bad (fingers crossed I use it before that happens!)


I will probably do another makeup video on my YouTube channel for a spring makeup look using these new products! 

Happy Spring! 🌹💐🐰🌸

Xx Steph


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Weekend Makeup & Hair Tutorial

Hey everyone! I posted a new tutorial over on my YouTube channel! Go check it out and give it some love <3

Xx
Steph