Saturday, October 20, 2012

My First Patterns

Hello! I have been absent for a while because there are so many deadlines for college applications and scholarships approaching along with all the homework of my high school classes but I have come back with the patterns for my Captain America inspired gear!

*Disclaimer* I just made these items freehand and then wrote the patterns down when they were requested so I don't know if they are perfectly clear. Let me know if there needs to be any clarifications and I will be happy to adjust the patterns!

 Captain America inspired Shield Cuff:
(Crocheted)

Yarn: Worsted Weight Acrylic; Red, White, Navy Blue (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Hook: Size H (It doesn't matter the size too much)
Tapestry needle

SHIELD:

In Navy Blue:

Chain 7, join in the round with a Sl st into the first Ch

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into the center of the circle, sl st in 1st sc to join round. (6 stitches)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch of this round, sl st in 1st sc to join round. (12 stitches)

In Red:

Round 3: Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, sl st into 1st sc to join round (18 stitches)

In White:

Round 4: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, sl st into 1st sc to join round (24 stitches)

In Red:

Round 5: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, sl st into 1st sc to join round (30 stitches)

Weave in ends.

WRIST BAND:

In any color (I used Navy Blue), attach yarn to one side of shield and ch as many as needed to fit the wrist/arm of the wearer. Attach the yarn to the other side with sl st. I reinforced the chain by sc in each chain across the wristband and wove in the edges.



Winged Headband:
(Knitted)



Yarn: Worsted Weight Acrylic, Navy Blue and White (Again, I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Needles: Size 7 Circular needles (You could use a 6 or 8 also, straight needles will work if you don't            mind stitching up the seams)
Tapestry Needle
Crochet hook (size G or H; not too important)

CO 68 stitches (this may have to be adjusted for a smaller or larger head, this fit's my average head snugly)
Work 11 rounds in Stockinette Stitch
BO all stitches, weave in ends.

Using the white yarn, use a tapestry needle to stitch a letter (A) onto the front of the headband using the duplicate stitch.

For the wings, figure out where you want them to sit on your head. The wings on my headband are 9 stitches out from the A. With the crochet hook and white yarn, attach the yarn to the 9th or 10th stitch out from the A in the 3rd stockinette stitch from the bottom and
Round 1: 1 sc in each of the next 5 stitches in a vertical line.
Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 4 stitches
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 4 stitches
Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 stitches
Round 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in next 3 stitches
Round 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in next stitch
Round 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in next stitch.

Repeat on other side for the other wing and weave in the ends.

Tada! Now you are ready to go fight the villains in a splendor of American Patriotism! :)


Speaking of costumes, I have purchased part of my Halloween Costume for this year! It is a length of fabric with this print:


Hint: My costume inspiration and Captain America have something major in common. Think the time period. Let me know if you have any guesses! 

Enjoy the patterns and the rest of the weekend! Hopefully I will have a post tomorrow about our dessert tonight!



4 comments:

  1. These are so fun! I've never seen knitted superhero accessories, I love them!
    xo Julie

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