August 14, 2013

Happy Little Boy Doll

    

     This Little Doll is the perfect size for hugging and carrying around with you wherever you go.




Supplies:
     5.50 mm crochet hook
     Cornmeal Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     Red Lion Brand FUN Yarn
     Blue Lion Brand FUN Yarn
     Brown Lion Brand FUN Yarn
     Black Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     stitch marker
     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
     slp st --- slip stitch
     ftlp(s) --- front loop(s)

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.





~Pattern~

Head & Body:
     Rnd 1: with Cornmeal, ch2; 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
     Rnds 5-8: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Rnd 9: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 10: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Fasten off Cornmeal; change to Red.
     Rnd 11: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 12: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 13: 1sc in each st around - 18sts
     Rnd 14: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 15: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Rnd 16: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 17 & 18: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Fasten off Red; change to Blue.
     Rnd 19 & 20: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 21: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 22: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Body.
     Rnd 23: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; re[eat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 24: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the Body.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.

Hair:
     Rnd 1: with Brown, 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: slp st in first 5sts; 1sc in last 19sts
     * The remainder of the Hair will be worked in Rows to the end.
     Row 1 & 2: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 19sts
     Row 3: sc2tog, 1sc in next 15sts, sc2tog - 17sts
     Row 4: sc2tog, 1sc in next 11sts, sc2tog - 15sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Black, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 4 & 5: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 6: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off Black; change to Blue.
     Rnd 7: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 6sts
     Rnds 8-10: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Firmly stuff the Foot portion; Rnds 1-6.
     Rnds 11-20: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Leg portion unstuffed; Rnds 7-20.

Arms (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Cornmeal, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3 & 4: 1sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 5: sc2tog; repeat to end - 4sts
     Fasten off Cornmeal; change to Red.
     Rnd 6: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 4sts
     Rnd 7 & 8: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 4sts
     Firmly stuff the Hand portion; Rnds 1-5.
     Rnds 9-15: 1sc in each st around - 4sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Arm portion unstuffed; Rnds 6-15.

Assembly & Finishing:
     Place the Hair on the top of the Head; sew in place.
     Position the Legs on the bottom of the Body; sew in place.
     Position the Legs on the sides of the Body; sew in place.
     Using the Black yarn, stitch Eyes and a 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 other, 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 24, 2013

Crochet Placemat



     Here is a very simple project that can be completed almost anywhere. I made a set of these Placemats for my mom, and she loves them. As you can see from some of the stains, they have been used for quite a while now; but still work just as well as the day I made them!



Supplies:
     worsted weight yarn in your desired color choice
     9.00 mm crochet hook
     sewing tape measure
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     hdc --- half-double crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     slp st --- slip stitch

Notes:
     --- For my project, I used Gold Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
     --- These Placemats would great if you were to use a multi-color yarn; plus it would save you the hassel of having to change colors while yoiu worked.




~Pattern~

     ch 35; ch 2, turn
     Row 1: 1hdc in each ch across - 35sts
     Rows 2-end: ch 2, turn; 1hdc in each st across - 35sts
     * The number of Rows required will depend on how tightly you stitch.
     * Continue working in back and forth until the piece measures 18-inches long.
     Final Row: ch 1, turn;  1 slp st in each st across - 35 slp sts
     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.





July 3, 2013

Happy Little Cat




     This cool cat is the perfect addition to anyone's animal collection. The pattern can be worked up rather quickly, and the way the limbs are made make them very flexible.



Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     Black worsted weight yarn
     Antique White worsted weight yarn
     Tan worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     stitch marker
     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.





~Pattern~

Body & Head:
     Rnd 1: with Black, 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
     Rnd 19: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 20: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 21: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; 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
     Rnds 24-27: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 28: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 29: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Body and Head.
     Rnd 30: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 31: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the Head.
     With the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.




Legs (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 4 & 5: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 6: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Change to Black; fasten off the Antique White yarn.
     Rnd 7: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 6sts
     Rnds 8-10: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Firmly stuff the Foot portion (Rnds 1-6).
     Rnds 11-20: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Leg portion unstuffed.



 
Arms (make 20):
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3 & 4: 1sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 5: sc2tog; repeat to end - 4sts
     Change to Black; fasten off the Antique White yarn.
     Rnd 6: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 4sts
     Rnd 7 & 8: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 4sts
     Firmly stuff the Foot portion (Rnds 1-5).
     Rnds 9-15: 1sc in each st around - 4sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Leg portion unstuffed.




Ears (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Black, 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
     Rnd 4: 1sc in each st around - 9sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.




Muzzle:
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 5sc in each st around - 5sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 10sts
     Rnd 3: 1sc in each st around - 10sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.




Tail:
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 3sc in second ch from hook - 3sts
     Rnds 2-4: 1sc in each st around - 3sts
     Change to Black, fasten off the Antique White yarn.
     Rnds 5-15 - 1sc in each st around - 3sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.




Assembly & Finishing:
     Position and sew the Legs to the bottom of the Body.
     Sew the Muzzle to the front of the Head.
     Firmly stuff the ears; position and sew them to the top of the Head.
     Position the Arms on the side of the Body and sew in place.
     Using the Tan yarn, sew features onto the Cat's face.


     Sew the Tail to the back and bottom of the Body.
     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, 2013

Apron Dress



     This pretty dress is for the Dress-Me Doll. It is very simple to make; and just by changing colors you could create an entire closet full of dresses for your Doll.



Supplies:
     5.50 mm crochet hook
     Lavender worsted weight weight yarn
     Soft White worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
     scissors
     yarn needle

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

Notes:
     --- I used a Lavender and Soft White to create a spring-time dress; but the color choices and combinations are endless.





~Pattern~

     Leaving a long tail, with the Lavender yarn, ch 15.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 2sc in each ch across - 30sts
     Row 2: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Row 3: ch 1, turn; 1sc in first 6sts, 2sc in next 6sts, 1sc in next 12sts, 2sc in next 6sts, 1sc in last 6sts - 48sts
     Row 4: ch 1, turn; 1sc in first 6sts, ch 3, sk next 12sts, 1sc in next 12sts, ch 3, sk next 12sts, 1sc in last 6sts - 24sts, 2 ch-3 spaces
     Dress underarms have been created.
     Row 5: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st and ch across - 30sts
     Rows 6-9: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 30sts
     Change to Soft White; fasten off the Lavender yarn.
     Row 10 & 11: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 30st
     Change to Lavender; fasten off the the Soft White yarn.
     Row 12: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Row 13: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 36sts
     Row 14: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 45sts
     Rows 15-20: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 45sts
     Change to Soft White; fasten off the Lavender yarn.
     Row 21: ch 1, turn; slp st in first st, 3trc in next st; * slp st in next 2sts, 3trc in next st; repeat from * to last st, slp st in last st - 15 shells made
     Fasten off.

Finishing:
     Turn the Dress wrong-side out.
     Starting at the bottom of the Dress, using the tail of Lavender yarn, sew the two sides of the Dress together up until the white band (Row 10); tie off.
     Turn the Dress right-side out.
     Cut two lengths of yarn; attach one piece to each top side of the back of the Dress to create a tie closure.
     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 13, 2013

Dress-Me Doll



     I designed this for a little girl who LOVES to dress-up her dolls. Its size makes it easy to hold; and very easy to work up. I've already made some clothes for her to wear (the dress in the second picture). I hope to have the patterns written up in the next week or so :)




Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     Cornmeal worsted weight yarn
     Coffee worsted weight yarn
     Black worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
     stitch marker
     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
     slp st --- slip stitch

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.




~Pattern~

Head & Body:
     Rnd 1: with Cornmeal, 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
     Rnds 5-8: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Rnd 9: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 10: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 11: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 12: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnds 13-23: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Leg (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Cornmeal, ch 2; 5sc in second ch from hook - 5sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 10sts
     Rnds 3-18: 1sc in each st around - 10sts
     DO NOT fasten off.
     Firmly stuff the leg; pinch the opening closed.
     Going through both sides of the Leg, 1sc in each st across to seal - 5sts
     Chain 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 5sts
     Fasten off.

Arms (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Cornmeal, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnds 3-13: 1sc in each st around - 8sts
     DO NOT fasten off.
     Firmly stuff the Arm; pinch the opening closed.
     Going through both sides of the Arm, 1sc in each st across to seal - 4sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Hair:
     Leaving a tail at the start, with Coffee, ch 2.
     Rnd 1: 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: slp st in first 2sts; ch 6, slp st in next st; ch 6, slp st in same st; ch 6, slp st in next st, slp st in next st; 1sc in last 19sts - Bangs created.
     * The remainder of the Hair will be worked in Rows.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 19sts
     Rows 2-6: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 19sts
     Row 7: ch 6, slp st in first st; * ch 6, slp st in next st; repeat from * to end - 19 loops made
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly & Finishing.
     Firmly stuff the Head and Body.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the bottom of the Body closed; attach the Legs as you work.
     Place the Hair on the top of the Head; sew in place using the tails of yarn.
     Position the Arms on the sides of the Body; sew in place.
     Using the Black yarn, stitch Eyes and a 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.



May 10, 2013

Striped Silly Round Monster




     This  funny little Monster isn't here to scare you. He just wants to make you smile!



Supplies:
     5.50 mm crochet hook
     Green worsted weight yarn
     Blue worsted weight yarn
     White worsted weight yarn
     Black worsted weight yarn
     Red worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Lion Brand FUN yarn
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     scissors
     yarn needle
 

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 your stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- When changing colors, DO NOT cut the yarn; carry the unused color inside the piece as you work.
 




~Pattern~ 

Body:
     Rnd 1: with Green, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Attach and change to Blue.
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 7: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 8: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 9: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 10: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 11: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 12: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 13: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 14: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Body.
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 15: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Change to Blue; fasten off the Green yarn.
     Rnd 16: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the Body.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
 





Legs (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Blue, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 4: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 5: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Attach and change to Green.
     Rnd 6: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 6sts
     Rnd 7: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 8: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Firmly stuff the Foot portion, Rnds 1-5.
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 9 & 10: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 11: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 12 & 13: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 14: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 15 & 16: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 17: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green, fasten off the Blue yarn.
     Rnd 18 & 19: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Leg portion unstuffed.
 




Arms (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Green, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3 & 4: 1sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 5: sc2tog; repeat to end - 4sts
     Attach and change to Blue.
     Rnd 6: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 6sts
     Rnd 7: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 8: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Firmly stuff the Hand portion, Rnds 1-5.
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 9 & 10: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 11: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue, fasten off the Green yarn.
     Rnd 12 & 13: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Fasten off: leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Arm portion unstuffed.
 




Eye (make 1):
     Rnd 1: with White, ch 2; 5sc in second ch from hook - 5sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 10sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail fir sewing.
 


Assembly & Finishing:
     Sew the Eye onto the Body.
     Using the Black yarn, stitch a pupil onto the Eye.
     With the Black yarn, sew a silly smile onto the Monster's face. Accent with Red yarn, if desired. 




     Position the Legs on the bottom of the Body; sew in place.
     Position the Arms at the sides of the Body; sew in place.
     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.



April 24, 2013

Super Simple Little Flower



  
     This flower is very easy to make. I use it to decorate almost everything: hats, purses, blankets, scarves . . . anything you could possibly think of!




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

Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd --- round
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single-crochet
     trc --- triple-crochet
     slp st --- slip stitch

Notes:
     --- The same flower can be made in two smaller versions, just by changing what hook size you use. I like to use 5.00 mm for a medium flower; and the 3.75 mm for a small flower.
     --- The three different sizes stack up very nicely to create a lovely layered Flower.

 




~Pattern~

     Rnd 1: ch 2; 5sc in second ch from hook - 5sts



     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 10sts


     Rnd 3: 3trc in first st, slp st in next st; repeat to end - 5 "petals" created

     
     Fasten off.


     

     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.





April 18, 2013

Sis the Snake



     This is Sis, the friendly little snake. He likes to coil (since snakes don't cuddle =>), and loves making friends.




Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     blue worsted weight yarn
     white worsted weight yarn
     yarn to stitch eyes
     scissors
     stuffing material
     yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single-crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- You could use safety eyes or buttons rather than sewing eyes onto the Snakes face.




~Pattern~

Snake Body:
     Using the blue yarn, ch 3.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each ch 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 1, turn; 2sc in first, 1sc in next 5sts, 2sc in last st - 9sts
     Row 5: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 7sts, 2sc in last st - 11sts
     Rows 6-10: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 11sts
     Row 11: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 7sts, sc2tog - 9sts
     Row 12: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 5sts, sc2tog - 7sts
     Row 13: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts, sc2tog - 5sts
     Rows 14-81: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 5sts
     Row 82: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next st, sc2tog - 3sts
     Row 83: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 3sts
     Row 84: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in last st - 2sts
     Row 85: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 2sts
     Row 86: ch 1, turn; sc2tog - 1sts
     Fasten off.




Snake Belly:
     Using the white yarn, ch 3.
     Row 1: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each ch 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 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 5sts, 2sc in last st - 9sts
     Row 5: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 7sts, 2sc in last st - 11sts
     Rows 6-10: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 11sts
     Row 11: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 7sts, sc2tog - 9sts
     Row 12: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 5sts, sc2tog - 7sts
     Row 13: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts, sc2tog - 5sts
     Rows 14-81: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 5sts
     Row 82: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next st, sc2tog - 3sts
     Row 83: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 3sts
     Row 84: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in last st - 2sts
     Row 85: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 2sts
     Row 86: ch 1, turn; sc2tog - 1sts
     Fasten off.




Assembly and Finishing:
     Using blue yarn, sew the two halves of the Snake together.
     As you work, stuff the Snake. Firmly and slightly over stuff the Head portion; lightly stuff the rest.
     Stitch eyes onto the Snake's 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.