Tuesday, December 15, 2020

FREE KNITTING PATTERN: Cozy Knit Bow Headband by BrennaAnnHandmade x Oeko-Tex

 


Happy Tuesday Makers! 😊 Today, I'm so excited to be able to share that I've partnered with OEKO-TEX® to bring you a fun & easy, FREE DIY headband knitting pattern! 



ABOUT STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances, certifying that the final product and each of its components – from the fabric to the buttons and other accessories – has been rigorously tested for chemicals toxic to humans.

While many consumers have been conscious of the hazards of ingesting chemicals, most have been less aware of the chemicals with which they are in constant contact through apparel and home goods like towels and bed linens. This is especially important when it comes to clothing and home textiles since the chemicals and dyes that go into making textiles can cause allergies, rashes and other potential ailments.



When you choose to purchase and use a product that has the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label, you can rest assuredyou are choosing a product that has been certified and tested to be safe for humans to use and wear, verified by a trusted and independent third-party!👏



To create this headband pattern, I used Cavayoma, an alpaca yarn brand, which has been certified with a STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label, so you know it is safe to knit with and forconsumers to wear! It's also SO fluffy & soft - perfect for garment knitting!




Are you ready to get started? Great! Let's go! 😊



*Fits a standard 21"-22" women's head size, but can be altered up or down - just add or decrease rows*



Materials needed: 

- 1 ball of Cavayoma Baby Alpaca 50 yarn (55yds, #5 bulky weight) which bears the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label

- 8mm straight knitting needles

- scissors

- a tapestry needle


Directions:

Cast on 16 stitches using the long tail cast-on method.


Rows 1-105: Knit each stitch across entire row. Turn work, & repeat. (garter stitch)




Row 106: Bind off in pattern, and cut a very long tail (about 3'-4') before pulling through to tighten. (You'll use this tail to seam the headband together and wrap around the seam to create the "bow" effect in the front)








Seaming & finishing:

Step 1: Thread the tapestry needle with the long tail. 



Step 2: Fold the headband evenly in half.



Step 3: Sew both open-ends of the headband together across.




Step 4: Pinch the seam together as pictured.



Step 5: Wrap the remaining tail of yarn around the pinched seam evenly, creating the "bow" in front.




Step 6. Tie in a knot on the inside of the headband, & weave in + cut ends to finish.



Ta da! You're all finished with your new, soft & cozy DIY knit headband! Because it was knit using STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label Cavayoma yarn, you can wear or gift it, knowing this long-lasting, piece is safe for humans! 😊




Be sure to check out all the OEKO-TEX® & Cavayoma links below! 


OEKO-TEX® Links:

- Facebook: @OEKOTEX

- Twitter: @OEKO_TEX_Int

- Instagram: @oeko_tex

- YouTube: @OEKO-TEX


Cavayoma Links:

- Facebook: @Cavayoma

- Instagram: @Cavayoma






Happy knitting everybody!

~Brenna


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Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Green Meadow Shawl Crochet Pattern by BrennaAnnHandmade


Happy Thursday everyone! I'm so excited to share my latest pattern made in collaboration with HobiumYarns with you all - The Green Meadow Shawl!


This simple, but classic over-sized triangle design features an open & airy stitch (perfect for those spring & summer months), with cute little tassels to finish on each corner.


The entire shawl uses just ONE ball of HobiumYarns new YarnArt Flowers yarn, and they have such a pretty array of ombre color selections to choose from! 



They also include a convenient, "easy start" pull tab connected to the end of the ball, so there's no need to make a mess searching for it! 😉





I'm also VERY excited to get to share the step-by-step photo tutorial to make this fun project, for FREE with you all! 


The inexpensive, condensed printable PDF version of this pattern can also be found in my shop!


Are you ready to get started on this fun, warm weather project? Great! Let's get's go! 😃



Materials Needed: 
-1 skein (1093 yds) fingering #1 weight cotton blend yarn (I used Yarnart Flowers Cotton Gradient yarn from HobiumYarns) 
-A pair of scissors 
-A 3” x 3” square piece of cardboard 
-A 6mm crochet hook 

Abbreviations: 
Ch = chain 
St = stitch 
Dc = double crochet 

Directions: 

Row 1: Ch 3, and put 2 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook. Ch 2, turn. 






Row 2: Put 2 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from, skip 2 dc, then put 3 dc in the last st. Ch 2, turn. 





Row 3: Put 2 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. Put 3 dc in the space created by the 2 (3dc) clusters below. Then, put 3 dc in the last st of the row. 




Rows 4-80: Put 2 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. *Put 3 dc in the space created by the 2 (3dc) clusters below. Repeat from * across the row. At the end of the row, put 3 dc in the last st. At the end of row 80, cut yarn and pull through tail to secure. Weave in all ends. 

Creating the Tassels: (Make 3) 


Step 1: Using the 3” x 3” piece of cardboard, take your yarn & wrap around it 68 times, then cut it even to the bottom. Do not remove the yarn from the cardboard yet. 

Step 2: Take another 12” piece of yarn, and tie it through the loops at the top of the yarn bundle. 

Step 3: Now, remove the yarn from the cardboard and hold it by the piece of yarn you just attached at the top. Then, take one more 12” piece of yarn, wrap it ½ ” to 1” down from the top of the yarn bundle, and tie in a knot. 

Step 4: Using the smaller crochet hook, weave in the ends of the knot that you just tied, so they lay flat. 

Step 5: Cut all of the loops at the bottom of the yarn bundle. 

Step 6: Trim the yarn ends of the tassels evenly. 

To Attach Tassels: Using the piece of yarn tied to the top of each tassel, tie one tassel onto each of the 3 corners of the shawl. Then, weave in all ends. You are all finished! 

*Please Note: You may NOT resell/share this pattern or the pictures included, but you MAY sell the finished items made from them, as long as you use your own photos, and give credit to the original designer. 


Once your new Green Meadow Shawl is finished, I would LOVE to see finished-product-pics! (It would just make my day!) You can either post them here, OR tag me in a pic on Instagram. (@brennaannhandmade) I hope you enjoy making it just as much as I did! 😊



Happy making everybody!
~Brenna


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Monday, June 22, 2020

NEW CROCHET PATTERN - The Colors of the Jungle Blanket by BrennaAnnHandmade



Happy Monday Maker's! 😃 I'm super excited to share this super fun new crochet pattern with you all - The Colors Of The Jungle Blanket!


This fun color palette theme was inspired by the thought of "subtle jungle vibes" - I love taking inspiration from nature! 😉


I wanted to create this pattern using simple stitches for the body + boarder of the blanket, to really highlight the way all the colors look together (plus it's very beginner-friendly!)


As well, by using a 15mm crochet hook + super bulky #6 yarn to create this blanket, it works up SUPER quickly - great for last minute gifts too! 



Are you ready to get started? Great! Let's go! 😊

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 38” by 48” 
 
Materials Needed: 
-8 skeins (106yds each) super bulky #6 weight yarn – I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn in “Grass” (medium green), “Lemongrass” (light green), “Taupe” (light brown), and “Mustard” (medium orange/yellow) 
-A 15mm crochet hook 
-A pair of scissors 
-A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends


Just click HERE for the instant-download PDF pattern!




Once your new Colors of the Jungle blanket is finished, I would LOVE to see finished-product-pics! (It would just make my day!) You can either post them here, OR tag me in a pic on Instagram. (@brennaannhandmade) I hope you enjoy making it just as much as I did! 😊




Happy making everybody!
~Brenna


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