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May 5, 2011

Hang It Up – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have a special treat for you today. Stacey Trock has designed some fun crochet hanger covers out of Spud & Chloë Sweater. We are offering this as a free pattern for you today! I think these are just adorable.

The hangers for the samples were purchased at Target.

Here is some information you might like to know:

 

Experience Level

Beginner

Materials

• Spud & Chloe Sweater (100 g/160 yrds): 1 hank each of 5 colors

• Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook

• Tapestry needle

• Small amount of polyester stuffing (for heart, optional)

Photo shown: Barn #7518, Igloo #7517,
Splash #7510, Firefly #7505, Cider #7515 & Turtle #7514

Finished Measurements

Fits standard size padded hanger.

Gauge

16 sts x 20 rows in sc = 4″ x 4″

Special Abbreviations

Beg: Beginning

Ch: chain

Cont: Continue(ing)

MC: Main color

Patt: Pattern

Rep: Repeat

Rnd: Round

RS: Right side

Sc: single crochet

Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together

Sl st: slip stitch

St(s): Stitch(es)

WS: Wrong side

Click here to download the free pattern!

July 8, 2010

Cush – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have a new free pattern for you today. I love throw pillows on my couches. I like them to have a variety of textures and colors. I especially like it when the pillows are handmade. I created Cush to fill my handknit throw pillow needs. I’d love to have a bunch of these in a variety of the Outer colors. There is a stitch pattern that creates a striping effect and color changes to go with the stitch pattern would be fantastic. You could use up your Outer leftovers this way. Don’t you love handknit home accessories? The. Best.

The knit pillow case is meant to have a snug fit. When I have throw pillows on my couches they get heavily used and after awhile the form flattens out a bit and the knit fabric stretches a bit. I purposely started this new knit pillow out to be a plump and snug fitting casing for the pillow form. It feels like heaven.

I also added the buttons so you could take the form out and wash the pillow case without any troubles. That’s the whole point of Spud & Chloë, no worries knitting. If someone spills it’s an easy machine wash.

If you’d like a smooth pillow you could knit the whole thing in stockinette stitch. I might do one of these for my girls to use as a sleepover pillow to bring along places. My kids like to nap on our couches, too, and I think this would make the perfect little pillow to rest your head on. I may have to make a couple more stockinette versions of Cush. The texture adds interest so maybe some of each would be good.

The buttons I used are 1-inch and they are many, many years old. I have no idea what brand they are or where I got them. Any washable 1-inch buttons will do fine!

Here is some information you might like to know about Cush:

 

Finished measurement: 12-inches by 16-inches for the knit pillow case

Yarn: Outer (65% superwash wool, 35% organic cotton; 100 grams/60 yards), 2 skeins in Hedge #7210 or selected color

Needles:

US size 15 sixteen-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge

One spare needle or circular needles in a similar or the same size to hold stitches for the kitchener stitch

Gauge: 2 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch and 3 rounds per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials:

One 12 by 15-inch pillow form (I bought mine at Jo Ann’s)

Three 1-inch buttons

Matching thread and sewing needle

Scissors

Yarn needle

 

The pattern could be adapted easily to any size pillow form. All you need is a multiple of 4 stitches to cast on to make it any width you’d like. Your buttonhole placement will vary if you alter the width of Cush. The other thing is you can stop at any length so if you’d prefer a square pillow at 12 by 12 inches just stop a few inches short before the buttonhole round and edging!

Have fun Spud & Choë pillow makers!

Click here to download the free pattern for Cush!

Click here for the Ravelry page for Cush!

December 28, 2009

Pear-fecto! – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. Many of you may know that I love pears as I have written about this slight obsession many times. I thought I would share a quick and simple knitted pear pattern with you today. What a great use for your Spud & Chloë left-overs. The large pear is made in Sweater and the tiny pear is made in Fine.

These pears could be used as toys, pin cushions or home decor. Can you imagine a big bowl filled with knitted pears on your coffee table? Gorgeous! With a thread or ribbon loop added, the tiny pear would make a fantastic ornament. Maybe you want to add a small super ball inside to add some bounce! Why not? Go for it.

Here is some information you might like to know about the pattern for Pear-fecto!

Finished measurements (without the stem):

Large pear: 3 1/2 inches tall

Tiny pear: 2 1/2 inches tall

 

Note: The pears only use small amounts of yarn! One skein of Spud & Chloë Sweater or Fine will make many pears.

Large Pear:

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards)

Pear: Firecracker #7509 and Firefly #7505

Stem: Rootbeer #7503

Leaf: Grass #7502

Needles: US size 6 double-pointed needles, set of 4

Gauge: 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Tiny Pear:

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 65 grams/248 yards)

Pear: Popcorn #7800

Stem: Dachshund #7801

Leaf: Cricket #7804

Needles: US size 2 double-pointed needles, set of four

Gauge: 7 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials for both sizes:

Ruler or tape measure

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Small amount of fiberfill

Optional: small amount of poly-pellets (if making the pear for a small child do not use poly-pellets as they are a choking hazard)

 

Have fun, Knitters!

Here is the Ravelry link for Pear-fecto!

Click here to download the free pattern for Pear-fecto!

June 11, 2009

Cupcake Pincushion – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

The first free Spud & Chloë pattern is here! This is a sweet little treat you can whip up on a hot summer day, or any day for that matter, in no time at all. The Cupcake Pincushion is knit up in one piece starting at the bottom all the way to the cherry on top!

Here is some information you’ll need before making your own Cupcake Pincushion:

 

Finished measurements:3-inches tall by 3-inches wide

Yarn:

Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein each of Ice Cream #7500 and Watermelon #7512 and a small amount of Popsicle #7501 for the cherry

Tools and Materials:

US size 6 double-pointed needles, set of 4, or size to obtain gauge

Ruler or tape measure

Scissors

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Polyester fiberfill (small amount)

Tomato pincushion (I got mine from JoAnn’s, 2 ½ -inches wide, 1 ½ -inches tall)

Gauge:

5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

 

This fun project is the perfect gift for any crafty soul. Click below to get your free Spud & Chloë pattern.

Enjoy!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Cupcake Pincushion!