12 Aug

humdrum

Humdrum - a design by La Visch Designs

Humdrum is a straightforward hat with a brim in rick-rack rib and a simple stockinette body. The perfect project for that one special skein of sock yarn. Due to the amount of stockinette stitch, Humdrum makes for wonderful mindless knitting. A wonderful plain hat to both knit and wear!

This pattern contains instructions for a range of children and adult sizes. Humdrum is completely seamless and knitted from the bottom up.


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Difficulty level
Humdrum is worked in the round starting at the brim. Rick rack ribbing is worked, stitches are increased around, and the body of the hat is worked in stockinette. Next, the stitches are decreased for the crown. Stitches used in this design include knit, purl, k2tog, and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner to intermediate knitter.

Size and finished measurements
Preemie (Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child) {Adult S, M, L} with a circumference of approx. 27 (33, 38.5, 43.5, 47) {50.5, 55.5, 57.5} cm or 10 ½ (13, 15 ¼, 17, 18 ½) {19 ¾, 21 ¾, 22 ½} inches in the brim of the hat.

When choosing your hat size, please choose one that is 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inches) smaller than the actual head circumference of the intended wearer.

Pattern details

  • Gauge: 26 sts / 36 rounds = 10 cm (4 inch) over stockinette after blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Scheepjes Invicta Extra [75% wool, 25% nylon; 210 m (230 yds) / 50 g] in the following amounts: 44 (63, 91, 122, 156) {197, 240, 266} m or 48 (68, 100, 134, 172) {217, 263, 293} yds / 11 (15, 22, 30, 37) {47, 57, 64} g. Substitute any fingering weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Knitting needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following size (or to match gauge): Size 3 mm (US #2 1/2)
  • Yarn needle
  • 7 stitch markers
  • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker
26 Mar

stip baby cardigan in ‘handwerken zonder grenzen’

Stip baby cardigan by La Visch Designs

The little two-tone Stip Baby Cardigan is a simple and elegant layering piece for when the weather is still cold and a little extra warmth is much appreciated. With its eye-catching dot yoke and soft A-line shape, it is bound to become a timeless favorite.

This cardigan is worked back and forth from the top down in one piece. It is finished with a reverse single crochet neck and hem finishing in a contrasting color.

Cover HZG 200

I’m proud to tell you, that this design has been published in issue 200, the anniversary issue of the Dutch magazine Handwerken Zonder Grenzen! You can order this issue in Dutch here.

This pattern is also available in both English and Dutch through La Visch Designs!

Stip Baby Cardigan in Handwerken Zonder Grenzen 200

01 Feb

bloemenmeiske in ‘handwerken zonder grenzen’

Bloemenmeiske - a pattern by La Visch Designs

Bloemenmeiske is a sweet bonnet to keep your dearest little person warm and happy. This design not only has a lovely petal edging, but also a pretty flower detail at the back. It is available in 5 sizes, ranging from newborn to child. Using less than 100 g of DK-weight yarn for all sizes and less than 50 g for most sizes, this design is not only a great stash buster, but also the perfect last minute gift.

Handwerken Zonder Grenzen

I’m proud to tell you, that this design has been published in issue 199 of the Dutch magazine Handwerken Zonder Grenzen! You can order this issue in Dutch here.

This pattern is also available in both English and Dutch through La Visch Designs!

Bloemenmeiske by La Visch Designs in Handwerken Zonder Grenzen

28 Dec

pijl hat

Pijl Hat - a design by La Visch Designs

The Pijl hat is a lovely unisex hat with stranded color work. With only two colors, this hat knits up super quick. Due to the simple colorwork design, it is also a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

This pattern contains instructions for a whopping 9 sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large. The Pijl hat is knit completely seamless and from the bottom up. The color work pattern for the body of the hat is in charted form only. All other instructions are in written form.


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Difficulty level
Stitches used include k, p, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Size and finished measurements
Preemie (Newborn, 6M Baby, 12M Baby, Toddler) {Child, S, M, L} with resulting circumference of approx. 29 (36.5, 40, 43.5, 47.5) {51, 54.5, 54.5, 58} cm (11 ¾ (14 ½, 16, 17 ½, 19) {20 ¼, 21 ¾, 21 ¾, 23 ¼} inches) in the body of the hat.

When choosing your hat size, take 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inches) of negative ease into account.

Pattern details

  • Gauge: 22 sts / 24 rounds = 10 cm (4 inches) over stranded stockinette on larger needles.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Yarn: GGH Maxima [100% merino wool; 111 m (121 yds) / 50 g] in 2 colors:
    MC: 33 (52, 65, 77, 85) {106, 121, 138, 155} m (36 (56, 70, 85, 93) {114, 132, 150, 169} yds) – green in sample.
    CC: 22 (51, 56, 62, 67) {71, 113, 113, 120} m (24 (56, 61, 68, 73) {77, 123, 123, 131} yds) – blue in sample.
    Substitute any DK weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Knitting needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge): Size 3.5 mm (US #4) and size 4 mm (US #6)
  • Yarn needle
  • 7 stitch markers
  • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker
29 Oct

bloemenmeiske

Bloemenmeiske, a crochet bonnet by La Visch Designs

Bloemenmeiske is a sweet bonnet to keep your dearest little person warm and happy. This design not only has a lovely petal edging but also a pretty flower detail at the back. The pattern is available in 5 sizes, ranging from newborn to child. Using less than 100 g of DK-weight yarn for all sizes and even less than 50 g for most sizes, this design is not only a great stash buster but also the perfect last minute gift. In what color are you going to make yours?

This pattern is written using American English crochet terminology.


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Difficulty level
Techniques used consist of foundation single crochet, hdc tbl, hdc increases and hdc decreases. Stitches used in this pattern: sc, hdc, dc, slst and ch st. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate crocheter.

Size and finished measurements
The Bloemenmeiske bonnet is available in the following 5 sizes: newborn (6M, 12M, toddler, child) to fit a head circumference of approx. 35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 48, 50.5) cm or 14 (16, 18, 19, 20) inches.

Pattern details

  • This pattern is written for a gauge of 17 sts and 14 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in hdc tbl after gentle blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Yarn in DK weight in the following quantities: 93 (107, 128, 173, 182) m (101 (117, 140, 190, 199) yds) / 33 (38, 46, 62, 65) g.  The sample bonnet was made in Ice Yarns Virgin Wool Deluxe (100% wool; 280 m (306 yds) / 100 g).
  • A size 3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook was used for the sample bonnet. Use the size necessary to match gauge.
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 removable stitch markers

09 Dec

old school gaming hat

old school gaming hat

Old School Gaming Hat is a simple hat with a folded brim and fun stranded colorwork depicting old school gaming characters. With only two colors for the color work, this hat knits up super quick and is a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

This pattern contains instructions for three adult sizes when worked in an aran weight yarn. Use a DK or light worsted weight yarn instead for sizes suitable for children from 3 months old and upwards.

The Old School Gaming Hat is completely seamless and knitted from the bottom up. The colorwork pattern for the body of the hat is provided charted only. All other instructions are in written form


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Difficulty level
The Old School Gaming Hat is seamless and knit in the round from the bottom up. This pattern involves following a color chart and working in stranded knitting. An alternative technique for creating the design is to duplicate stitch this design onto the hat after knitting.

Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate to advanced knitter.

Sizes and finished measurements
Adult sizes S (M, L) to fit size: 46-53 (53-60, 60-67) cm, 18-21 (21-24, 24-27) inches.
Children’s sizes 3M (6-12M, child-teen) to fit size: 33-38 (38-43, 43-48) cm, 13-15 (15-17, 17-19) inches.

Pattern details

  • Worked in the round
  • Gauge for adult sizes in aran weight yarn: 17 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over stockinette, knit with larger needles and measured after blocking.
  • Gauge for children’s sizes in DK or light worsted weight yarn: 19 sts / 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over stockinette, knit with larger needles and measured after blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size)

Materials

  • Yarn: Main color (gray): 100 (125, 150) m (110 (135, 165) yds) / 50 (62, 75) g, contrast color 1 (pink): 21 (26, 32) m (22 (28, 33) yds) / 27 (30, 32) g, contrast color 2 (yellow): 21 (26, 32) m (22 (28, 33) yds) / 27 (30, 32) g. In the adult sized aran weight sample Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana [100% wool; 100 m (109 yds) per 50 g skein] was used. Substitute any wool aran weight yarn for a similar teen/adult sized result. For a child sized hat, choose a DK or light worsted weight yarn instead.
  • Needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge):
    Adult sizes knit in aran weight yarn: Size 4 mm (US #6) and size 4.5 mm (US #7)
    Children’s sizes knit in DK or light worsted weight yarn: Size 3.5 mm (US #4) and size 4 mm (US #6)
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 end-of-round stitch marker
  • 3 (4, 5) differently colored stitch markers (optional)
26 Jul

stip baby cardigan

Stip Baby Cardigan by La Visch Designs


The little two-tone Stip Baby Cardigan is a simple and elegant layering piece for when the weather is still cold and a little extra warmth is much appreciated. With its eye-catching dot yoke and soft A-line shape, it is bound to become a timeless favorite.

This cardigan is worked back and forth from the top down in one piece, with a reverse single crochet neck and hem finishing in a contrasting color.
This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Sizing
This pattern includes the following baby sizes:
3M (6M, 12M, 18M, 2) with finished chest size 49.5 (52, 54.5, 56.5, 63) cm / 19 ½ (20 ½, 21 ½, 22 ¼ , 24 ¾) inches to fit chest 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48, 53.5) cm / 16 (17, 18, 19, 21) inches.
Approx. 9 cm or 3 ½ inches positive ease recommended.

Difficulty
Techniques used consist of foundation half double crochet foundation row, hdc, dc and ch stitches as well as various hdc increases and decreases.
This pattern is suitable for the intermediate crocheter.

Pattern details

  • Top-down
  • Gauge: 17 sts and 11.5 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in hdc after wet blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (A4 size)

Yarn
Yarn in DK or worsted weight in the following quantities:

  • Main color: 300 (385, 435, 505, 515) m (330 (420, 475, 550, 565) yds) in gray.
  • Contrast Color: 60 (63, 70, 75, 80) m (65 (70, 75, 80, 85) yds) in lime.

Materials

  • Size 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 4 removable stitch markers
  • three size 3/8” sew-on snap buttons
04 Jan

lime-trimmed cardigan

Lime-Trimmed Cardigan

Originally published in I Like Crochet issue February 2015 as part of the “Downright darling: adorable baby patterns” chapter in this issue, I’m presenting the Lime-Trimmed Cardigan. Photo courtesy of I like Crochet Magazine.

This pattern is now also available through La Visch Designs under the name Stip Baby Cardigan.

This little two-tone baby cardigan is a simple and elegant layering piece for when the weather is still cold and a little extra warmth is much appreciated. With its eye-catching dot yoke and soft A-line shape, it is bound to become a timeless favorite

06 Sep

kimono wrap revisited

kimono wrap revisited

Kimono Wrap Revisited: a highly customizable crochet wrap pattern with sizes ranging from 3 months to 10 years and multiple options for finishing and closures. Make it in a camouflage variegated yarn or make a very girly version in pink with a picot or shell edging. Anything is possible!

This kimono wrap is worked back and forth from the top down in one piece, with either single crochet, reverse single crochet, picot or shell neck and hem finishing. You can add cute ties, or loops and buttons, to fasten. You can make it sleeveless, or with long sleeves.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Sizing
This pattern includes the following baby, toddler and children’s sizes: 3M (6M, 12M, 18M), 2, 3, 4, {6, 8, 10}. The pattern is written with approx. 8 to 9 cm (3 ¼ to 3 ½ inches) of positive ease.

Difficulty
Techniques used consist of half double crochet foundation row, hdc, hdc increases and hdc decreases. Because of this the pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner.

Pattern details

  • Top-down
  • Gauge: 15.6 stitches and 12.7 rows = 4 inches in hdc
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (A4 size)

Yarn
Yarn in DK weight is needed in the following quantities:
MC short sleeve version: 255 (285, 300, 350), 385, 420, 475, {550, 660, 795} m or 280 (310, 330, 385), 420, 460, 520, {600, 720, 870} yds.
MC long sleeve version: 325 (365, 405, 455), 505, 550, 620, {715, 855, 1020} m or 355 (400, 445, 385), 500, 550, 600, {680, 935, 1115} yds.
CC both versions: 65 (70, 70, 75), 80, 80, 85, {90, 95, 105} m or 70 (75, 75, 80), 85, 85, 95, {95, 105, 115} yds.

Materials

  • Size 4.0 mm (G) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 4 removable stitch markers
  • 2 size 2.5 cm (1 inch) button (optional)
06 Sep

sweet as pi

Sweet as Pi Baby Cardigan

Sweet as Pi is a sweet little baby cardigan for that special little baby in your life. Worked back and forth from the top down in one piece, with i-cord neck and hem finishing and either a cute tie or loop and button closure. As a finishing touch, an applique of either the Pi symbol, a rabbit or a sheep is applied with duplicate stitching. If desired, the picture could also be made using intarsia instead.


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Sizing
This pattern includes 4 baby and toddler sizes: Newborn (3 – 6 months, 12 – 18 months, 24 months). Written with 2.5 – 5 cm (1-2 inches) of positive ease.

Skills required
This pattern is suitable for the beginning knitter, who is ready to learn new finishing techniques. Techniques used consist of provisional cast on, i-cord bind off, regular i-cord and duplicate stitching. For duplicate stitching, a photo tutorial is included. Stitches used: K, P, Kfb, slipped stitches.

Pattern details

  • Top-down
  • No sewing
  • Gauge: 20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 6 pages (A4 size)

Materials

  • Yarn in DK in the following quantities:
    Main color: 150 (220, 290, 360) m (164 (241, 317, 394) yds)
    Contrast color: 65 (70, 80, 95) m (71 (77, 87, 104) yds)
  • Needles in sizes US 4 – 3.5 mm and US 6 – 4.0 mm
  • Yarn needle for duplicate stitching
  • Waste yarn for provisional CO and to hold sleeve stitches
  • 6 stitch markers
  • 2.5 cm (1 inch) button (optional)