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All patterns on this page Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2001 - 2008 - Do not print onto other sites, blogs, emails, forums etc!
 
This page can be printed for your charity groups, as long as the copyrights remain in tact.
  I have placed some patterns for needed items on this easy to print out page. Winters can be harsh, and when there isn't enough money for warm clothing, there are children and adults who go without. I am sure you know of an area near you who could us these items. Please get those needles and hooks clicking and help the shelters in your area today!


BEV'S FAMILY HAT
(pattern by Beverly A. Qualheim-(C) 2002 - 2008)  
Size I hook
4 Ply worsted weight yarn (acrylics wash up best and seem to last longer.)
Kids 2-7 (ch 36),   Age 8-10  (ch 42),  Age 11-14 (ch 48),  teen and adult (ch 56).
ROW 1: Dc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 2. Turn.
ROWS 2-(as many rows as you need for width of head): Dc in 2nd st from hook across to end of row - in Back loops only-- to form ridge. Ch 2. Turn.
On your final row for the width -don't ch 2 at the end, just end off, leaving 18" tail.

Sew sides together.
TOP of hat - make a running st through the last row of dc, and gather tightly.Add a colorful pompom to the top to keep the top tightly shut.  I run pompom tail threads under a couple of stitches and tie tightly to secure. This looks really bright and pretty if you use different colors every few rows to create colored stripes.


bev's lidBEV'S KNIT 'KID-LID' (for big-kids too!)  (pattern by Beverly A. Qualheim-(C) 2002 - 2008)
(This actually has neat lines running through it which you can't see in the photo, it also is so soft in this yarn!)
Size 13 Knitting Needles
I used 1 1/2 oz Lion Brand Homespun yarn. You can use up your scraps and make a beautiful multi colored hat also!
Cast on 30 sts (toddler-18 mths-3 yrs), or 40 sts (4 yrs- 10 years), 48 sts (11-adult)
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: K 1, P 1 across.
Row 4: purl.
Repeat these 4 rows until hat measures 8" (9") (10 1/2") Ending with the purl row.
On the Knit row, k2 tog, all the way across.
Purl
Knit 2 tog across.
Purl
Cut yarn with an 18" tail.  Thread this into large eyed needle, carefully pull the remaining sts off the knitting needle and thread the sewing needle and yarn through these and pull tightly to gather the top of hat.  Fold hat in hat and stitch side seam of hat.  You can add a pompom if you wish.
scarfBev's Cozy Crocheted Scarf  (pattern by Beverly A. Qualheim-(C) 1999 - 2005)
Size H hook
and 2 oz 4 ply worsted weight yarn
Ch 22

Row 1
: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch  across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2 - 140:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1 and turn.  Final row, end off with 3" tail of yarn.  Weave in tail.


Bev's COZY KNITTED SCARF copyright 1985, 2008 Beverly A. Qualheim
Size 8, 9, or 10 knitting needles - depending on how wide you want it.
2 - 3 colors 4 ply worsted yarn (approx. 6 oz total)
Cast on 39 sts in first color
K1, p1 across row.
Repeat this row, changing colors as you wish, or every 12 rows, until you reach desired length.  For adults it should be at least 5  - 6 feet long.
Add a fringe across top and bottom if desired.
mitten2 Needle KNIT MITTENS FOR KIDS   (pattern by Bev Qualheim-copyright 1998 -2008  - updated Oct 2008) 
Sizes: Ages  3-5  (6-8)  
(9-10)

2 oz 4 ply worsted weight yarn
or wool. 
(You can also hold together 1 strand of ww yarn and 1 strand of washable sock yarn for more warmth.)

2 stitch holders and yarn sewing needle.
Knitting needles sizes 5 and 7  (6 and 8)   Gauge with size 8 needles: 5 sts = 1"  6 rows=1"
CUFF- (using smaller needles): Cast on 28 sts. Work in ribbing of k1, p1 for 10 (12) (14) rows.
HAND: (using larger needles) Row 1: inc 1 st in each of first 2 sts,  k across, inc 1 st in each of last 2 sts - 32 sts.  
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit 
Row 4 and All even rows:  Purl
Row 5: K 15, place marker on needle, inc in each of the next 2 sts, place a marker on needle, k 15.
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: K 15, sl marker, inc in next st (increase by knitting into base of stitch), k2, inc in next st, sl marker, k 15.  Continue  to increase 1 st after first marker and before 2nd marker every k row until there are 12  (14) sts between markers.
(You are going to place some stitches on holders here, so you can work on the thumb)
Next row: (This is a purl row) P16 (you will have to remove marker for the 16th stitch); slip those stitches to a stitch holder, p 10 (12) (this is the thumb); slip remaining 16 sts to another holder (removing the marker).
THUMB: Work even for 6 (6) (8) rows.  K 2 tog across next row.  Break yarn; leave end for sewing.  Run yarn through remaining sts, draw up tightly and fasten.  Sew thumb seam.
TOP of mitten: Join yarn at beg of 2nd holder, p to end of row purling right off the holders back onto needles.  Work even on 32 sts for 12 (14) (16) rows.   You can change colors on knit rows (right side of mitt)  if you wish to add stripes.
SHAPE/decrease TOP:
Row 1: (k 2 tog, k2) 8 times.  
Row 2: Purl  
Row 3: (k2 tog, k1) 8 times. 
Row 4: Purl. 
Row 5: K 2 tog across. Break yarn; run through remaining sts and fasten.
Make a 2nd mitten in the same manner. Sew up seams by whip stitching or use the MATTRESS STITCH so it's 'invisible'.Fasten mittens together with a safety pin.  I often use a hair brush to brush the inside of each mitten and make them softer.

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Bev's Marvelous Mittens
This version copyright 1981- 2008  All Rights Reserved

Materials: size G or H crochet hook (depending on your own tension)  and 2-3 oz of 4 ply worsted yarn or wool.
If you use 100% wool, these mittens will felt when washed in hot water and dried in hot dryer so make them the next size up.
Chain 55 (5-7years)   63 (8-12 years)   77 (teen/adult years)
Row 1: Sc into next  7(7)(7) chs to form cuff, then sl st next 3 sts for wrist, sc in next 15 (19)(26) sts for hand, sl st next 4 sts for top, sc in next 15 (19) (26) sts for hand, sl st next 3 sts for wrist, sc in next 7 (7)(7) sts for cuff, ch 1 to turn all rows.
Row 2: (you will be going into the 2nd ch from hook and into back loops ONLY -see photo to right), single crochet into each sc and sl st in each sl st of previous row. Repeat Row 2 for desired width of hand (usually 5 ridges for kids, more for adults).
 

THUMB: Shape thumb: Keeping in sequence work cuff, wrist and 5 (6) (6) sts of hand. Ch 12 (14) (14), fold the mitten in half and join with a sc to opposite side of mitten (meaning- join in the 5th, 6th sc up from the wrist) See photo opposite.
Now work back down toward cuff  - 4 sc (5 sc) (5 sc) in next 4 (5) (5) sts, sl st in next 3 sts (wrist), and 7 (8) (8)  sc in last 7 (8) (8) sts for cuff. Ch 1 and turn.

Next Row: Repeat pattern to thumb, at thumb - sc in next 5 chs (6 chs), sl st next 2 sts, (this forms top of fingers) sc in remaining 5 sts (6 sts) (6 sts) of ch, finish in pattern down toward wrist again.
Repeat last row 3 - 4 times to form the thumb, working in the scs and sl sts. End off leaving enough yarn to sew completely around mitten.
FINISHING: Fold mitten in half & sew around, as you sew the tip of the thumb or top of the mittens, run the needle and yarn under a few sts and then across to the other side, pull slightly. Turn right side out.
Extra long Cuff: Sc around the cuff for 3 rounds.  Sc in every other 'ridge' around the 1st time to make the wrist a bit tighter. (This will cut your number of sts in half)
   Make another mitten the same.

6" Bev's One-Heart Granny Square
(Basic pattern) (For adult afghans make 8 across and 12 down = 96 squares)
Size H crochet hook &  about 60 oz 4 ply worsted weight yarn-varigated yarn, or one color works well too, will make an adult sized blanket
Ch 5, join to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc in this and all following rnds), 2 dc in ring; (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times; ch 2; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.  (or if using one color, sl st to the next ch 3 space).
Rnd 2: ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3: finish off.
Rnd 3:  ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp: 3-dc group made; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 corner sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-l sp: 3-dc group made; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.
Rnd 4: ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) twice; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 comer sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * twice more; (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) twice; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.
Rnd 5: Join BLACK for final rnd -as this gives each square a nice uniform look. ch 3, in same sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; * (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) three time; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, in next ch-3 comer sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc): corner made; rep from * three times more; (ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-l sp) twice; ch 1, sk next 3 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3; finish off.  (You can also do the last Rnd with DC in each sts around, keeping the corners the same as previous round.)
Make one regular granny square (pattern above) Make one heart and stitch it on with red yarn. It would be fun to include one square like this on each blanket so people will know the blankets are made with love.
HEART PATTERN:
Use a size G hook and small amount of red or pink yarn.
Ch 7 and join with sl st to form a ring.
Row 1: Make 18 sc inside the 'ring'.
Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as first hdc, now and throughout) 2 dc in next sc, 3 trc in next sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next 5 sc, (dc, hdc) in same sc, hdc in next 5 sc, dc in next sc, 3 trc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, slip st in last sc, (counts as last hdc); slip st in base of first ch 2.  Fasten off and tuck in the ends.


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