RamsiLeigh Crochet in New York!

I had an opportunity to take a weekend trip to New York City! It was my first time in the city and it was a whirlwind of fun!  I traveled with my mom and some really close family friends. We were only there for three days so to make the most of the trip we walked until our feet were numb! I hope you enjoy some photos from our trip!  Maybe you can pick out the Ramsileigh Crochet items we wore throughout the weekend! Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

When we arrived on Friday it was SNOWING!  We thought we were pretty lucky to see NYC in the snow for our first time visiting the city!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

We were able to see Rockefeller Center, ride the wooden escalators in Macy’s, see the “big” piano in FAO Schwarz, window shop on Fifth Avenue, and ride the subway for the first time!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

On Saturday morning the sun was shining!  We walked the streets close to our hotel and took everything in!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

On Saturday afternoon we explored SoHo!  We ate at a little place called Lasso’s in Little Italy and it was delicious!  I highly recommend the tomato basil soup!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

The #lovewall was close to the restaurant!  I love all the unexpected art you see when walking around New York. After lunch, we explored Chinatown and made our way to the 9-11 Memorial and then the Brooklyn Bridge!  Seeing the city lights from the bridge was breathtaking!

#lovewall in NYC

On Sunday, we attended a service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle and it was awesome!  That was one of my favorite experiences of the trip!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

We were able to see Central park and Grand Central Station before catching a flight back home on Sunday night!

Ramsileigh Crochet in NYC

I loved our fast trip to New York!  It was neat to see places I’ve seen on TV and I felt like a real New Yorker when I saw a rat on the subway tracks!  Experiencing the big city is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but it was nice to come home to my small town in Arkansas!

We stayed warm in our Ramsileigh Crochet! Here are the patterns to make your own!

Fringe Scarf                            Twisted Headband

Happy Crocheting!,

Ramsi Leigh

Sea Shell Coasters {Free Pattern} 

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}

I have been looking to do some Summer projects now that the weather is starting to warm up! My family ADORES the beach! We go every Summer for a week and have a blast.  My mom has decorated the entire house with beach decor.  I thought these sea shell coasters would make a perfect addition!

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}For this pattern I crocheted with two strands of cotton yarn to make the coasters extra absorbent.  For these coasters I used Peaches and Creme cotton yarn.  If you’re looking for a quick project, this pattern works up in only 3 rows!  These sea shell coasters would make a great gift for a beach lover.
Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}Materials:

  • 2 skeins of cotton yarn
  • Size I hook
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet
  • dtr: double treble crochet

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}

Pattern: 

Row 1: Make a magic ring and ch 1, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 8 dc inside ring. Do not join.

Row 2: 2 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 tr in the next 6 stitches, 2 dtr in the next 2 stitches

Row 3: 2 dtr in the next 8 stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sea Shell Coasters {FREE PATTERN}I would love to see your finished sea shell coasters!  You can share them on my Facebook Page or tag me on Instagram using @ramsileigh_crochet!  What Summer projects are you working on?

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Pig Booties {Free Crochet Pattern}

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

How cute are these pig booties?  When a customer requested these I was excited to try them out!  I used this pattern from Hopeful Honey for the booties!  The pattern was easy to follow and turned out so sweet!  The frog booties are precious and are on my list of things to make!

Materials: 

  • Size E crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in pink and black
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Pattern:

Snout (make 2)

Make a magic ring and crochet 8 sc in ring.  Tighten ring and leave a long tail for sewing!

Take black yarn and thread your yarn needle.  Thread yarn on circle to look like a pig snout.

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

Ears (Make 4)

Row 1: ch 2, 1 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 2 sc in each stitch (4 sc)

Leave a long tail for sewing

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

Eyes

For the eyes, I did a french knot.  I watched this video on YouTube over and over until I figured it out!

I tried buttons for the eyes, but they just didn’t look right to me!

Pig Booties {FREE CROCHET PATTERN}

The hardest part of making shoes for me is making each shoe look exactly the same!  I assemble and reassemble several times before I’m finally happy!  I would love to see how YOUR pig booties turned out!  You can share them on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram! (@ramsileigh_crochet)

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

Fringe Scarf {Free Crochet Pattern}

Fringe Scarf {FREE PATTERN}

I have been crocheting for several years now, but I have yet to make a scarf that I was absolutely in love with.  UNTIL NOW!  This fringe scarf is easy to make and it looks great! The pattern can easily be adapted to any size.

Materials:

  • Size K hook
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Abbreviations: 

  • Dc: double crochet
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch

Notes:

For this scarf, you will not be working your dc stitches in the top  of the stitch where normally worked.  You will insert your hook BETWEEN the dc stitches.

Fringe Scarf {FREE PATTERN}

Pattern:

Child size

Ch 40

Row 1: dc in third chain from hook.  *Skip next chain and dc in next ch.* repeat * to* until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn

FROM NOW ON ALL DC STITCHES WILL BE WORKED BETWEEN THE DC STITCHES OF THE PREVIOUS ROW.  NOT THE TOP OF THE DC STITCHES.

Row 2-48:  Dc between each stitch across. ch 2, turn. (The last dc of each row will be worked between the last dc of previous row and the ch. 2)

The child size scarf ended up being about 24 inches long.  Next, sl st the two ends together!

(scroll to bottom to see how to add fringe)

Fringe Scarf {FREE PATTERN}

Adult size

Ch 54

Row 1: dc in third chain from hook.  *Skip next chain and dc in next ch.* repeat * to* until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn

FROM NOW ON ALL DC STITCHES WILL BE WORKED BETWEEN THE DC STITCHES OF THE PREVIOUS ROW.  NOT THE TOP OF THE DC STITCHES.

Row 2-62:  Dc between each stitch across. ch 2, turn. (The last dc of each row will be worked between the last dc of previous row and the ch. 2)

The adult size scarf ended up being about 32 inches long.  Next, sl st the two ends together!

Fringe:

Cut yarn pieces to around 10 inches long.

You will attach the fringe along one side of the scarf only.  I use two 10 inch strands in each hole along  the side of the scarf.

To attach, fold the 2 pieces of yarn in half.  Insert your hook anywhere along the side of the scarf and grab the yarn where it is folded in half and pull through to make a small hole. You can use your hook to pull the yarn through or you can use your fingers!  If you would like to watch a video tutorial on how to attach fringe, I found this video on YouTube!

 

Fringe Scarf {FREE PATTERN}

You can make this scarf wider or longer depending on how you want it to look!  I would love for you to share your finished creations on my Facebook Page! or tag me on Instagram using the handle @ramsileigh_crochet!

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

*You may use this pattern to sell but please refer back to this post! Thanks!

 

Twisted Headband {Free Crochet Pattern}

Twisted Headband {Free Pattern}I finally finished up with all my orders and I was able to make this twisted headband for myself!  I’ve been wanting to make a new headband so I did a quick pinterest search and found this pattern on ravelry! It was exactly what I was looking for!  I started reading the pattern and found that it had a button closure in the back.  The button closure is a great idea but I wanted mine to be thick in the back and look more like a turban.  I did a little tweaking to the pattern and I LOVE the way it turned out!  Please look at the original pattern for pictures to do the “criss-cross” at the front of the headband! She has great explanations!

Twisted Headband {Free Pattern}

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • fpdc: front-post double crochet

Materials:

  • H hook
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Twisted Headband {Free Pattern}Pattern:

Chain 18

Row 1: dc in third ch from hook and each stitch across.  Ch 2, turn (16 dc)

Row 2: dc in first stitch, fpdc in next stitch.  Repeat this pattern until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.  (16 stitches)

Row 3: dc in each stitch across (16 dc)

Rows 4-19: repeat rows 2-3.

Row 20: dc in first stitch, fpdc in next stitch.  Repeat this pattern until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.  (16 stitches)

The next 8 rows are the “twist!” Please refer to the pictures in the original pattern! 

Row 21: dc in first stitch and next 7 stitches. Ch 2, turn.  (8 dc)

Row 22: dc in first stitch, fpdc in next stitch.  Repeat this pattern until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.  (8 stitches)

Rows 23-28: Repeat rows 21-22.  Tie off and weave in ends.

You will repeat rows 21-28 starting in the next unworked stitch of row 20. 

Row 21 repeat: attach yarn in the first unworked stitch and ch 2.  dc in same stitch and each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.  (8 dc)

Row 22 repeat: dc in first stitch, fpdc in next stitch.  Repeat this pattern until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.  (8 stitches)

Rows 23-28 repeat: Repeat rows 21-22.  ch 2, turn.

Criss-Cross The Two Sections

Row 29: dc in first stitch and across both sections. Ch 2, turn. (16 dc) (Once again, the original pattern has pictures)

Row 30: dc in first stitch, fpdc in next stitch.  Repeat this pattern until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.  (16 stitches)

Rows 31-49: repeat rows 29-30.  Leave long tail for sewing.

To finish off, fold headband together with the “wrong side” facing outward. Attach yarn needle to the tail and whip stitch the ends together.  weave in ends and you’re done!

 

Twisted Headband {Free Pattern}

Happy Crocheting!

Ramsi Leigh

*You may use this pattern to sell finished items but please refer back to this post! Thanks!