November 28, 2012

Victorian Scarf



 



     The colors of this scarf reminded me of something you would wear in the early 1900s. The pattern is very easy to work up. And with the Holidays right around the corner, this scarf would make a very nice gift you could finish in an afternoon.

 

Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     Burgundy worsted weight yarn
     Antique White worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
     scissors
     yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:

     ch --- chain
     dc --- double-crochet
     sk --- skip
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     slp st --- slip stitch
     sc --- single-crochet
     trc --- triple-crochet

Notes:
     --- For a different look, you could use a dark blue or purple in place of the Burgundy yarn.

 

~Pattern~

Scarf:
     Using the Burgundy yarn, ch 21.
     Row 1: 1dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 18sts
     Rows 2-126: ch 3, turn; sk first st, 1dc in remaining sts across - 18sts
     Fasten off.

Border Row1:
     Using the Antique White yarn, join with a slp st to the short edge if the Scarf.
     Row 1: ch 1, 1sc in each st across - 18sts
     Rows 2-4: ch 4, turn; sk first st, 1trc in each remaining st across - 18sts
     Row 5: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 18sts
     Row 6: ch 1, turn; working 1 st at a time, follow these steps
          slp st in first st, 5trc in next st, sk next st
          slp st in next st, 5trc in next st, sk next st
          slp st in next st, 5trc in next st
          slp st in next 2sts
          5trc in next st, slp st in next st
          sk next st, 5trc in next st, slp st in next st
          sk next st, 5trc in next st, slp st in last st
          6 shells created
     Fasten off.

Border Row 2:
     Repeat the process for Border Row 1 on the other short edge of the Scarf.
 

Finishing:
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.
     The ends of the scarf may look a little flared, but that's okay. If you don't like it, you could always block the entire Scarf so everything is even.

  
     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.

November 14, 2012

Who-Ville Disk Ornaments



     While trying to figure out what to do with my massive stash of mis-matched scraps, I came up with this ornament pattern. They are very easy to work up, so you could make an entire set of the in an afternoon.
     With all the funky colors I used, my family decided the ornaments looked like they belonged on the the Christmas Trees of Who-Ville. Now all I need is a funky looking tree to hang them on =>



Supplies:
     4.25 mm crochet hook
     multi-color worsted weight yarn
     solid color worsted weight yarn that coordinates with the multi-color yarn
     stitch marker
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     slp st --- slip stitch

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- To make sure your yarns coordinate with one another, select a single color from the multi-color yarn to use as you solid color. 




~Pattern~

Multi-Color Circle:
     Rnd 1: using the multi-color yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     After completing the last st of Rnd 6, ch 25; slp st in the same st to create a hanging loop.
     Fasten off.

Solid Color Circle:
     Rnd 1: using the solid color yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     DO NOT fasten off.



Assembly:
     Making sure that the "spiral Side" of each piece is facing out, sc around the outside edge of the two circles, affixing them together - 36sts
     Fasten off.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.



     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.







October 17, 2012

Spooky Skull




     Just in time for Halloween, here is a Spooky Skull for you to make. One skein of yarn will make a lot of Skulls; which makes them perfect goodies for dropping into Trick-or-Treat bags.




Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     Antique White yarn
     Black yarn
     * colors based on Read Heart Super Saver yarn
     stuffing material
     yarn needle
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single-crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Instead of Black yarn, you could use felt to create the facial features.




~Pattern~

Skull:
     Rnd 1: with the Antique White yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1st in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1st in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnds 6-11: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 12: sc2tog; repeat to end - 15sts
     Rnds 13-16: 1sc in each st around - 15sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Skull.
     Rnd 17: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 10sts
     Rnd 18: sc2tog; repeat to end - 5sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the Skull.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads. 

Eyes (make 2):
     Using the Black yarn, ch 2. 
     Rnd 1: 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Finishing:
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the Eyes onto the Skull.
     Using the black yarn, stitch a nose and mouth onto the face.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.






   This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.


September 5, 2012

Granny Square Bag





     This simple bag is a great way to use up any of that scrap yarn you have laying around. Once completed, the bag is the perfect size to hold a little gift for that special someone.

 
Supplies:
     5.50 mm crochet hook
     worsted weight yarn in your desired color choice
     stitch marker
     scissors
     ruler
     yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:

     ch --- chain
     slp st --- slip stitch
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     dc --- double-crochet
     sc --- single-crochet
     sk --- skip
     Bobble --- bobble stitch, see Notes

Notes:

     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Any color of yarn can be used; but using a multi-color yarn will give the bag a nice look without all the hassle of changing colors.
     --- Bobble Stitch:
               yarn over, pull up a loop; pull through 2 loops
               complete the previous step two more times, until 4 loops remain
               yarn over, pull through all 4 loops

 


~Pattern~

Basic Granny Square:

     For my Granny Square, I used this pattern that I found online:
     Using the pattern, make 2 Granny Squares.
     After completing the second Square, DO NOT fasten off.


 
Assembly:
     Holding the two squares together, join yarn with a slp st in the top left hand corner
     * Work through both squares throughout.
   

      Chain 1; work 2sc in the first corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space along one side to the second corner.
     Work 4sc in the second corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space along the second side to the third corner.
     Work 4sc in the third corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space along the third side to the fourth corner.
     Work 2sc in the last corner, leaving the top portion open.
     DO NOT fasten off.



Bag Top:
     Working in the back Granny Square, work 2sc in the corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space across to the next corner.
     Work 2sc in the corner.
     Now working in the front Granny Square, work 2sc in the corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space to the next corner.
     Work 2sc in the last corner; slp st in the first sc of the back Granny Square.
     Round 1 is now complete; you will be working in rounds from here to the end.
     

     Rnd 2: 1sc in same st as joining;  1sc in each st around - 46sts
     Rnd 3: 1sc in first st, *ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, ending with a ch 2; slp st to first st to join - 23sts, 23 ch-2 spaces


     Rnd 4: 1sc in first st (same st as joining), 1sc in ch-2 space; repeat to end - 46sts
     Rnd 5: slp st in first st, * Bobble in next st, slp st in next 2sts; repeat from * to end - 15 Bobbles created

     Fasten off.

 

Finishing:
     Cut 5 strands of yarn measuring about 17-20 inches long.
     Holding the strands of yarn together, run them through the holes created in Round 3; tie the ends to create a drawstring
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.





     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.

August 15, 2012

Baby Bunny



     This cute little bunny would make the perfect gift for a new baby. I made this one for a little boy; but you could use pink in place of the blue and give it to a little girl too.



Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     White worsted weight yarn
     True Blue or Petal Pink worsted weight yarn
     * colors based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     rattle, if desired
     yarn needle
     blue or pink ribbon, if desired
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     sc --- single-crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Rattles to place inside the Bunny can be found at craft supply stores.
     --- If using ribbon, be sure to tack it in place using a needle and thread so that a baby will be unable to pull off the bow.




~Pattern~

Body & Head:
     Rnd 1: with White yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnds 7-12: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 13: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 14: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 15: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 16: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Rnd 17: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 18: 1sc in each st around - 18sts
     Begin stuffing the body.
     Insert the rattle near the center of the body; if desired.
     Rnd 19: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 20: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 21: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 22: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnds 23-26: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 27: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 28: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Finish stuffing the body and begin to stuff the head.
     Rnd 29: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 30: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish stuffing the head.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.

Ears (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with White yarn, ch 2; 3sc in second ch from hook - 3sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 6sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 9sts
     Rnds 4-12: 1sc in each st around - 9sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Tummy Patch:
     With the True Blue [or Petal Pink] yarn, ch 3.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 3sts
     Row 2: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in last st - 5sts
     Row 3: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts, 2sc in last st - 7sts
     Row 4: ch 2, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 5sts, 2sc in last st - 9sts
     Rows 5-8: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 9sts
     Row 9: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 5sts, sc2tog - 7sts
     Row 10: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts, sc2tog - 5sts
     Row 11: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next st, sc2tog - 3sts
     Chain 1, DO NOT turn.
     Single- crochet evenly around the entire outer edge of the Patch.
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail:
     Rnd 1: with White yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3 & 4: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly & Finishing:
     Firmly stuff the Ears; position and sew to the top of the Head.
     Using the same color of yarn that was used to make the Tummy Patch; stitch facial features onto the Head.
     Sew the Tummy Patch to the front of the Bunny Body.
     Firmly stuff the Tail; sew to the back and bottom of the Bunny.
     Cut a length of blue (or pink) ribbon; wrap around the neck and tie into a bow - if desired.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.







     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.

August 1, 2012

Teeny Tiny Teddy Bear



     Everyone needs a teddy bear . . . including dolls! At 4" tall, this cute teddy is just the right size for that favorite dolly to take to bed.


Supplies:
     4.25 mm crochet hook
     coffee worsted weight yarn
     black worsted weight yarn
     * colors based on Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     yarn needle
     multi-colored yarn or ribbon
     scissors


Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single-crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     slp st --- slip stitch
     trc --- triple-crochet


Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- You can use a bigger crochet hook if you'd like; but to keep the Bear "Teeny Tiny", don't go any larger than 5.25 mm.




~Pattern~

Body (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with the coffee yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 1sc in first 4sts, slp st in next 2sts [5trc in last slp st], slp st in next 5sts [5trc in last slp st], slp st in next 2sts [5trc in last slp st], slp st in next 5sts [5trc in last slp st], slp st in last 2sts - arms and legs created.
     Fasten off; Back of Body created.
     Repeat Rnds 1-4 to create the Front of the Body.
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.


Head (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with the coffee yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 1sc in first 4sts, slp st in next 4sts [3trc in last slp st], slp st in next 4sts [3trc in last slp st], slp st in next 4sts - ears created.
     Back of Head created; DO NOT fasten off.
     Single-crochet through the top 4sts of the Body Back to attach the Back of the Head.
     Fasten off.
     Repeat Rnds 1-3 to create the Front of the Head; DO NOT fasten off.
     Single-crochet through the top 4sts of the Front Body to attach the Front of the Head.
     Fasten off.


Assembly & Finishing:
     Using the long tail of yarn on the Front of the Body, sew the two.halves of the Teddy Bear together.
     When there are only a few stitches left, firmly stuff the Teddy Bear.
     Sew the remaining stitches closed.
     Using the black yarn, sew facial features onto the Teddy Bear's face.
     Cut a length of multi-colored yarn (or a length of ribbon); wrap around the Teddy Bear's neck and tie it into a bow.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.





     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.

July 18, 2012

Floppy Kitty

     It has become a tradition now that every year I make my sister a new stuffed cat for Christmas. What better time to start your holiday crafting then in July? Here is my newest kitty to add to my sister's collection.


 


Supplies:
     5.50 mm crochet hook
     2 colors of worsted weight yarn; 1 color for the body and 1 for the accents
     * I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Coffee and Warm Brown for my project
     stitch marker
     safety eyes, if desired
     stuffing material
     yarn needle
     scissors


Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single crochet 2 stitches together
     ftlp(s) --- front loop(s)

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- In the pattern the main color is Coffee; Warm Brown is the accent color.
     --- The accent color will be used fro facial features, and creating 2-color paws or a 2-color tail, if desired.


~Pattern~

Body & Head:
     Rnd 1: with the main color ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnds 7-18: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 19: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 20: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 21: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 22: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 23: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 24: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnds 25-29: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 30: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 31: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 32: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 33: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Stuff body firmly; begin stuffing the head.
     Insert safety eyes, if desired.
     Rnd 34: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the head.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.

Legs (make 4):
     Rnd 1: with the accent color, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook
     * If not making 2-color "paws", just use the main color Rnds 1-16.
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: going through the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 18sts
     Rnd 5: going through both loops, 1sc in first 7sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in last 7sts - 16sts
     Rnd 6: 1sc in first 6sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in last 6sts - 14sts
     Change to the main color if making 2-color "paws".
     Rnds 7-16: 1sc in each st around - 14sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears (make 2):
     Rnd 1: using the main color, ch 2; 3sc in second ch from hook - 3sts
     Rnd 2: 1sc in each st around - 3sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in each st around - 6sts
     Rnd 4: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 9sts
     Rnd 6: 1s in each st around - 9sts
     Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail:
     * If creating a 2-color tail, use the accent color Rnds 1-7; then change to the main color Rnds 8-29.
     Rnd 1: using the main color, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnds 3-29: 1sc in each st around - 8sts
     Pinch the open end of the tail closed. Stitch 1sc through both sides to seal - 4sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly & Finishing:
     Firmly stuff the legs; position and sew them to the bottom of the body.
     Sew the tail to the back of the body.
     Firmly stuff the ears; sew them to the top of the head.
     Using the accent color, sew facial features onto the face.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.




     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.


June 20, 2012

Crochet Giant Turkey Leg Dog Toy




      Here's another great toy you can make for you favorite four legged friend. Using the very small hook makes the stitches nice and tight; which also makes for a very durable and long lasting toy.




Supplies:
     4.25 mm crochet hook
     soft white yarn
     warm brown yarn
     * colors based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
     stuffing material
     squeaky noise maker
     stitch marker
     yarn needle
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Squeakers to place inside the toy can be found at craft stores and large pet supply stores.


~Pattern~

     Rnd 1: with the soft white yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4 & 5: 1sc in each st around - 18sts
     Rnd 6: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnds 7-19: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Change to warm brown yarn.
     Rnd 20: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 21: 1sc in each st around - 18sts
     Rnd 22: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 23: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Rnd 24: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 25: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Firmly stuff the "bone" portion of the toy.
     Rnd 26: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnd 27: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 28: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 5sts; repeat to end - 42sts
     Rnd 29: 1sc in each st around - 42sts
     Rnd 30: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 6sts; repeat to end - 48sts
     Rnd 31: 1sc in each st around - 48sts
     Rnd 32: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 7sts; repeat to end - 54sts
     Rnds 33-40: 1sc in each st around - 54sts
     Rnd 41: sc2tog, 1sc in next 7sts; repeat to end - 48sts
     Rnd 42: sc2tog, 1sc in next 6sts; repeat to end - 42sts
     Rnd 43: sc2tog, 1sc in next 5sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnd 44: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 45: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the "meat" portion; insert the squeaker near the middle of the toy.
     Rnd 46: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 47: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 48: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the turkey leg.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.





     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.

June 6, 2012

Doll Pillow & Blanket




      This pillow and blanket set is just the right size for a small doll, or maybe even a little stuffed animal.. You could even make them to use with my Crochet Little Kitten pattern =>


Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
    6.50 mm crochet hook
     worsted weight yarn
     yarn needle
     stuffing material
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     trc --- triple-crochet
    sk --- skip
    slp st --- slip st

Notes:
     --- For both of my projects, I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Bon Bon; but almost any color or combination of colors can be used.



~Patterns~

Pillow (make 2):
     Using the 5.00 mm hook, ch 10.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 10sts
     Rows 2-14: Ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 10sts
     Fasten off.
     Repeat to create the second piece.
     At the end of Row 14, fasten off; leave a very long tail for sewing.

Assembly & Finishing:
     Hold the two pieces together, aligning the edges.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew around 3 of the outside edges to affix the pieces together.
     Stuff the pillow so it is nice and fluffy.
     Sew the remaining open end closed to seal the pillow.
    Tie off and trim all loose threads.




Blanket:
     Using the 6.50 mm hook, ch 35.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 35sts
     Rows 2-29: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each at across - 35sts
    Row 30: ch 4 (counts as first trc), turn; sk first st, 1trc in each remaining st across - 35sts
    Row 31: ch 1, turn; slp st in each st across.
    Fasten off.
    Tie off and trim all loose threads.





     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.