Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Crochet Pattern - Red Nose Reindeer


Limited Time!



About The Stitches:

  • Single Crochet
  • Single Crochet Decrease
  • Slip Stitch
Materials:
  • Crochet Hook Size G
  • Polyfiberfill for stuffing
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • 4 ply yarn
Colors:
  • Red Heart Yarn in Warm Brown
  • Lilly Sugar and Cream in Warm Brown
  • Lilly Sugar and Cream in Red



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Head:

In Color Red Heart Warm Brown
Chain 3 and join to form a ring.  Chain 1 and pull up (does not count as a stitch)
Round 1: Work 5 SC inside ring (5 SC)
Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3: *Work 1 SC in the next stitch; 2 SC in the next.  Repeat from * around (15 SC)
Round 4: *Work 1 SC in each of the next two stitches; work 2 SC in the next.  Repeat from * around (20 SC)
Round 5: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 6: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 7: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 8: Work 1 SC decrease within the next two stitches; work 1 SC in the next two stitches.  Repeat from * around (15 SC)
Round 9: *Work 1 SC decrease within the next two stitches; work 1 SC in the next.  Repeat from * around (10 SC)
{ STUFF HEAD }
Round 10: *Work 1 SC decrease within the next two stitches.  Repeat from * around (5 SC)
Fasten off leaving long yarn tail to sew hole shut by whip stitching. { OPTIONAL }Sew one long strand right behind antlers to hang on tree!

Antlers:
In Color Sugar n Cream Warm Brown
Chain 3 and join to form a ring.  Chain 1 and pull up (does not count as a stitch)
Round 1: Work 6 SC inside ring (6 SC)
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail to sew onto top of head

Ears:
In Color Red Heart Warm Brown
Chain 3 and join to form a ring.  Chain 1 and pull up (does not count as a stitch)
Round 1: Work 6 SC inside ring (6 SC)
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail for sewing



Nose:
In Color Sugar n Cream Red
Chain 2 and join to form a ring.  Chain 1 and pull up (does not count as a stitch)
Round 1: Work 6 SC inside ring (6 SC)
Fasten off by skipping on stitch and slip stitching in the next.  Leave long yarn tail for sewing


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Leg Pattern



Happy Thanksgiving!
Free
Crochet Turkey Leg Pattern!
Limited Time through the weekend!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Turkey Applique - Crochet Pattern

Turkey Applique
Free Crochet Pattern
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Size H Crochet Hook
100% cotton  yarn (or any 4 ply yarn you choose)

Turkey Body
In Brown: Chain 3 and join to form a ring.  CH 1 (does not count as a stitch)
Work 6 SC inside ring (6 SC)
Work 2 SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
*Work 2 SC in the next stitch; 1 SC in the next.  Repeat from * around (18 SC)
*Work 2 SC in the next stitch; work 1 SC in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * around (24 SC)
Fasten Off

Eyes
9mm eyes
Place on Turkey Body and secure with backings

Nose
In Yellow: CH 3 and join to form a ring.  CH 1 (does not count as a stitch)
Work 6 SC inside ring (6 SC)
Skip one stitch and fasten off in the next
Sew onto turkey body

Wattle
In Red CH 7
Work 6 slip stitches and fasten off. 
Sew next to nose so they are touching. 

Cut 9 -4 inch long ribbons in differing colors.  Use more ribbon for a fuller effect or less.  Hot glue the ends together, then hot glue on the backside of turkey. 
(Optional) Cut the loops on the ribbon to provide a different effect as shown below

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy this fun quick project!




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Acorn - Crochet Pattern FREE

Free Pattern to celebrate Fall and Thanksgiving!

Limited Time
The Acorn 


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Monday, November 19, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Designing Crochet Patterns



Designing crochet patterns can be a very time consuming job.  It certainly is rewarding once you've completed that design with 100% satisfaction.  As well it can be tiresome, frustrating and flat out maddening when you just can't make the yarn do what your mind is wanting.  That was the case with these Christmas Angels from the below post.  I saw a similar angel at a craft show last November.  It caught my attention and I immediately wanted to crochet something similar, adding my own twist of ideas.  Of course, it took a year to actually begin the project as I had so many other ideas I just had to crochet.  It took three angels in order to get the angel in the middle that you see in the picture.  I'm still not completely satisfied as I was mentally picturing something slightly different.  Regardless, it is quite the cute, colorful angel that works great for the holidays.  You can change up the colors for different seasons, pinks and blues for a newborn baby or just your favorite colors! Play around with it! I'd love to hear what you come up with.  Please share! The pattern will be posted soon.  I just have to type the pattern from what I have on paper...

The Christmas Angel


FREE PATTERN
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The Christmas Angel

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Colors Used
100% Cotton Yarn (I used Lily Sugar and Cream.  You can use any type yarn for this project)
Color A: Ecru
Color B: Green
Color C: Red
(Use any color combination you choose)

About the stitches
·         SC= Single Crochet
·         HDC = Half Double Crochet
·         DC = Double Crochet
·         Single Crochet Decrease
·         Shell – made up of a group of SC’s in one stitch
·         Slip Stitch
·         Written in American English Crochet Standards



Materials
·         Crochet Hook Size: E
·         100% cotton yarn

Skill level
 Beginner to Intermediate



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Start of Head:
In Color A: Chain 3 and join to form a ring.  Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch)
Round 1: Work 6 SC inside the ring (6 SC)
Round 2: *Work 2 SC in the next stitch; work 1 SC in the next.  Repeat from * around (9 SC)
Round 3: *Work 1 SC in each of the next two stitches; work 2 SC in the next.  Repeat from * around (12 SC)
Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 5: Work 1 SC decrease in each of the next two stitches.  Repeat from * around (6 SC)
Round 6: Work 2 SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Fasten Off
Start of Body
In Color B: Attach to the stitch where you just fastened off. 
Round 7: *Work 2 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 2.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 2 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 12 SC)
Round 8: In Color A: Attach in the Chain 2 Space close to where you just fastened off.   *Work 2 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 2.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 2 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 12 SC)
Round 9: In Color C: Attach in the Chain 2 Space close to where you just fastened off.   *Work 3 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 2.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 2 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 18 SC)
Round 10: In Color B: Attach in the Chain 2 Space close to where you just fastened off.   *Work 3 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 2.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 2 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 18 SC)
Round 11: In Color A: Attach in the Chain 2 Space close to where you just fastened off.   *Work 4 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 3.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 3 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 24 SC)
Round 12: In Color C: Attach in the Chain 3 Space close to where you just fastened off.   *Work 4 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 3.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 3 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 24 SC)
Round 13: In Color B: Attach in the Chain 3 Space close to where you just fastened off.   *Work 4 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 3.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 3 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 24 SC)
Round 14: In Color A: Attach in the Chain 3 Space close to where you just fastened off.   *Work 4 SC in the stitch where you just joined.  Chain 3.  Skip one stitch and repeat from * around.  Fasten off by Chaining 3 and joining to the first shell made (6 shells  = 24 SC)

Wings: (Make Two)
In Color A: Chain 3 and join to form a ring.  Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch)
Round 1: Work 7 HDC inside the ring
Round 2: Work 3 DC in each of the next three stitches.  Fasten Off (9 DC)

 
Sew the part of the circle of the 7 HDC onto the angel’s back and where the 9 DC are pointing up.  You will make two and they will mirror each other.

  
Halo:

In Color A: Chain 15 and fasten off.  Secure onto head.   It should be a tight fit.  You may choose to use fabric glue for more security.    
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