Monday, August 21, 2017

"Fall-la-la" Candy Corn Door Hanging...

With the solar eclipse today - being dark and dreary outside - I've focused my attention on working on Fall projects.  Well, first I had to do First Grade lessons with my grandson, Jacob, since I home school him...lol.

And, here's one that I'm super-excited to show everyone.  I really love how this turned out.  It's my "Fall-la-la" Candy Corn Door Hanging...

The Candy Corn are 3 sizes: small (8" long), medium (9 1/2" long) and large (11" long).

"Fall-la-la" Candy Corn Door Hanging...
"Fall-la-la" Candy Corn Door Hanging Pattern
Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  Small: 8" 
          Medium: 9 1/2" 
          Large: 11"

Gauge:  isn't too important for this project 

Materials:
--6mm and 8mm hooks
--#6 Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn: 1 skein each of Pumpkin Spice, Natural and Glowing Gold for the candy corn and hangers and 5-10 yds of Soft Taupe for the bow
--#6 Chunky Yarn in green for leaves 
--small amount of polyfil to lightly stuff each candy corn 
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
SC: single crochet 
HDC: half double crochet 
DC: double crochet
FO: fasten off

Directions:
Small Candy Corn (make 2):
1.  With 8.0mm hook and Natural yarn, Ch2. HDC in 2nd ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
2.  2 HDC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  1 HDC in each st across.  FO Natural yarn and join Pumpkin Spice yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
6.  With Pumpkin Spice yarn, 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
7.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
8.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 5 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
9.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
10.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 7 st and 2 HDC in last st.  FO Pumpkin Spice yarn and join Glowing Gold yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
11.  With Glowing Gold yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
12.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 9 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
13.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  FO and leave a long tail.  (13)
Repeat to make a second one.

Assembly:
To assemble your candy corns, place the right sides together and whipstitch around.  Leave a large enough opening to turn right side out.  Lightly stuff and finish whipstitching to close.  Weave ends.

Medium Candy Corn (make 2):
1.  With 6.0mm hook and Natural yarn, Ch2. HDC in 2nd ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
2.  2 HDC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
7.  1 HDC in each st across.  FO Natural yarn and join Pumpkin Spice.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
8.  With Pumpkin Spice, 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 5 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
9.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
10.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 7 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
11.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
12.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 9 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
13.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
14.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 11 st and 2 HDC in last st.  FO Pumpkin Spice yarn and join Glowing Gold yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
15.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
16.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 13 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
17.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
18.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 15 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (19)
19.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (19)
Repeat to make a second one.

Assembly:
To assemble your candy corns, place the right sides together and whipstitch around.  Leave a large enough opening to turn right side out.  Lightly stuff and finish whipstitching to close.  Weave ends.

Large Candy Corn (make 2):
1.  With 8.0mm hook and Natural yarn, Ch2. HDC in 2nd ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
2.  2 HDC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
7.  1 HDC in each st across.  FO Natural yarn and join Pumpkin Spice.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
8.  With Pumpkin Spice, 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 5 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
9.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
10.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 7 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
11.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
12.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 9 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
13.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
14.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 11 st and 2 HDC in last st.  FO Pumpkin Spice yarn and join Glowing Gold yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
15.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
16.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 13 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
17.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
18.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 15 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (19)
19.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (19)
20.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 17 st and 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (21)
21.  1 HDC in each st across.  FO and leave a long tail.(21)
Repeat to make a second one.

Assembly:
To assemble your candy corns, place the right sides together and whipstitch around.  Leave a large enough opening to turn right side out.  Lightly stuff and finish whipstitching to close.  Weave ends. 

Hangers (make 3):
1.  With 8.0mm hook, ch31.  Sl st in 2nd ch and across.  FO and leave tail for attaching to top of the large candy corn.  (30) 

2.  For the medium candy corn, ch11.  Sl st in the 2nd ch and across.  FO and leave tail for attaching to top.  (11)

3.  For the small candy corn, ch26.  Sl st in 2nd ch and across.  FO and leave tail for attaching to top.  (25)

Attach each hanger to the top of its appropriate candy corn with your tapestry needle.  Make sure to secure it.  I double-knotted and weaved the tail inside and down through the polyfil and to the middle section and then weaved in and of the Pumpkin Spice stitches. 

Bow:
1.  With 6.0mm hook Soft Taupe yarn, ch7.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch1 and turn. (6)
2-15.  SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6). 
At the end of Row 15, FO and leave a long tail for wrapping around the center of the bow and for attaching to the top part of the Hangers.  

Assembly:
1.  Use tapestry needle to weave the tail to the center of the bow) 
2.  Wrap tail 10-15 times around the center.  Weave and double knot on the back side.  Make sure you have enough leftover tail to attach to the top of the hanger.  

Leaf (make 3):
1.  With 8.0mm hook and green yarn, Ch7. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next, DC in next 2 ch and 3 DC in the last ch.  Rotate.  Now working on the opposite side of base ch, DC in the next 2 ch, HDC in the next ch, SC in next ch and sl st in last ch.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching and to form a hanger ring...  
Final Assembly:
Once all the pieces are made and the hangers are attached to its appropriate candy corn, then you will want to whipstitch the 3 hangers together at the top.  Then you will attach the leaves at the top and with the remaining tail make a loop for hanging.  And, then last place the bow at the top to cover the area where you whipstitched the leaves and whipstitch the bow in place.  

And, that's it...quick, simple and super cute fall seasonal decor project!!! 


Note:  
As an alternative, you could hold 3 strands of worsted weight yarn together in place of the chunky yarn.  
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fox Pencil Topper

With school days ahead, here's a super cute Fox Pencil Topper for the kids.  This would also make a great gift for your child's teacher.

It takes less than an hour to make and uses very little yarn.  You can change the main color to gray and your Topper becomes a Wolf...

Fox Pencil Topper
Fox Pencil Topper Pattern
Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size: approximately 3" tall from ears to base

Materials:
--2.5mm and 3.0mm hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in Terra Cotta and white (25-30 yds)
--3 small buttons

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain 
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
SC: single crochet
SC2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
MR: magic ring 
FO: fasten off

Directions: 
Head:
1.  With 3.0mm hook and Terra Cotta yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next.  Repeat around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
5-6.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 6, FO and weave ends.  Join white yarn and Ch1.  (24)
7-8.  With white yarn, 1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)

(After Round 8, go ahead and attach 2 small buttons for the eyes between Rounds 7 and 8.  See my pic for placement.  Make sure to leave a big enough space between the eyes for the nose.)

9.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
10.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
11.  SC2tog.  Repeat 5 more times.  FO and weave ends of white yarn.  Join Terra Cotta Yarn.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
12-15.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
At the end of Round 15, FO and weave ends.  

Nose:
1.  With 2.5mm hook and Terra Cotta yarn, ch2.  SC in 2nd ch from hook.  Ch1 and turn. (1)
2.  2 SC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st and 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5).
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st and 2 SC in last st.  FO, leaving a tail to attach to head.  (7)
7.  Attach small black button to nose tip.  

Ears (make 2):
1.  With 2.5mm hook and Terra Cotta yarn, ch2.  SC in 2nd ch from hook.  Ch1 and turn. (1)
2.  2 SC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  FO and weave ends.  (3)
4.  Join white yarn in any st and Ch1.  SC evenly around ear.  FO, leaving a tail to attach to head.
5.  Attach ears to each side of the head.

And, that's it!  Quick, simple and cute!!!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Carolina Panthers Ponytail Headband/Ear Warmer

It's getting to be that time of the year -- cooler days and Carolina Panthers football!!!  With this Ponytail Headband/Ear Warmer, I made my football appliqué removable so, if desired, you can wear your hair up in a ponytail or use the football clip to cover the ponytail opening and wear your hair down - making this versatile and not limiting you to a ponytail only hairdo...

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this project.

Carolina Panthers Ponytail Headband/Ear Warmer
 
Carolina Panthers Ponytail Headband/Ear Warmer Pattern

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  Average Woman's Head

Gauge:  12 HDC stitches x 9 rows = 4" 

Materials:
--5.0mm hook
--Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pool, Black, White and Brown (total combined approximately 60 - 80 yards)
--Ponytail Holder
--Hair clip (optional)
--Stitch markers (optional)
--Craft glue (only needed if attaching to a hair clip) 
--Tapestry needle for weaving

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl St: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
SC2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
HDC2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together 
FO: fasten off

Directions:
Headband/Ear Warmer
1.  Join black yarn with a sl st and Ch1 to your ponytail holder.  Make 24 SC st around ponytail holder.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
2-3.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)

Stitch Marker Placement:
Before continuing, you will want to place 2 stitch markers on the opposite side of the ponytail holder.  So, from Row 3, count over 12 stitches. Place a stitch marker in the 13th stitch.  Count over 7 stitches and place the second stitch marker into stitch 20.  

Here's a short video tutorial showing you how to start this project, where to place the stitch markers and why:  
                                           https://youtu.be/LRVFifHU7NM

4.  1 HDC in each of the first 8 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 6 st and 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
6.  2 HDC into the first st; 1 HDC into the next 8 st and 2 HDC into the last st.  FO black yarn and join white yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
7-8.  With white yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  At the end of Row 8, FO white yarn and join Pool yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (12) 
9-40.  With Pool yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  At the end of Row 40, FO Pool yarn and join white yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
41-42.  With white yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  At the end of Row 42, FO white yarn and join black yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
43.  With black yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
44.  HDC2tog; 1 HDC in the next 8 st; HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
45.  HDC2tog; 1 HDC in the next 6 st; HDC2tog.  (8)

Now, FO; leaving a long tail to attach to Row 3 of the opposite side of the ponytail holder; whipstitch 8 stitches of Row 45 to the 8 stitches (from stitch marker to stitch marker) of Round 3. 

Football Appliqué:
1.  With brown yarn, ch2.  SC in 2nd ch from hook.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
2.  2 SC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (7) 
6-9.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
10.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 3 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (5) 
11.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
12.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
13.  SC2tog.  Ch1.  (1)
14.  SC evenly around football, placing 3 SC st in each end.  FO and weave ends, if you're going to attach to a hair clip.  FO and leave a long tail if you're going to attach to the headband.  

Embroider:
With white yarn, embroider the laces onto football.  

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pumpkin Costume - Size 2T - 3T

Cute Pumpkin Costume I made up with the extra Bernat Blanket Yarn I had leftover from another project.  If you haven't tried this yarn yet, you are really missing out on the softest and coziest yarn.  I love creating projects with this yarn.

My grandson, Gabriel, was more than happy to model this set for me.  All he needs is a pair of brown pants and he is ready to be a "pumpkin" for Halloween...
Pumpkin Costume
Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size: 2T - 3T

Materials:
--10mm hook for hat
--12mm hook for top
--#6 Bernat Blanket Yarn in Pumpkin Spice (220 yd/skein)
--#6 Bernat Blanket Yarn in Sonoma for the trim (optional)
--#5 Bernat Softee Yarn in Soft Taupe for the stem on top of the hat (less than 4 yds)
--#5 Chunky Yarn in Green for the 2 leaves on top of the hat (less than 4 yds)
--tapestry needle for weaving

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl St: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
DC: double crochet
MR: magic ring
FO: fasten off

Directions:
Pumpkin Top (make 2 - front and back):
1.  With 12mm hook, Ch16.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
2-7.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
8.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 13 st, 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
9.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 15 st, 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (19)
10.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 17 st, 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (21)
11.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 19 st, 2 HDC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (23)
12-20.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 20, FO and leave a long tail.  (23)

Assembly:
1.  Place right sides together.  For the neck opening, you will whipstitch 2" on each side at the top.  
2.  For the arms, you will whipstitch 2" together down the side.  Skip over 4" for the arm opening.  Whipstitch the remaining 9 1/2" together.  Repeat on the other side.  
3.  Turn right side out.

Border:
1.  With Sonoma (or brown yarn), work 1 round of HDC stitches evenly around the bottom.  FO and weave ends.

Pumpkin Hat:
1.  With 10mm hook, 8 HDC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (8)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (16)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (32)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 7 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (36)
6-11.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  At the end of Round 11, FO and weave ends.  (36)

Stem:
1.  6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
2-4.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  At the end of Round 4, FO, leaving a long enough tail for attaching to center top of hat.  (6)

Leaf (make 2):
1.  Ch7.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next ch, DC in the next 2 ch and 3 DC in the last ch.  Rotate.  DC in the next 2 ch, HDC in the next ch, SC in the next ch and sl st in the last ch.  FO, leaving a long enough tail for attaching to hat.



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fall Wreath....

With the evenings getting cooler, I've been in "fall mode," working on different projects.  Here's one that I completed last night.  A super cute and quick wreath I made using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn for the wreath cover and bow and 3 of my Fall-themed Softies - the pumpkin, black cat and Frankenstein.  The wreath is a wicker-type that I bought at the Dollar Tree and measures 12".

I bought my Bernat Softee Yarn on sale on Amazon...If you shop for yarn on Amazon, I would very much appreciate clicking on my affiliate link on each side of my page to help me out!!!

Fall Wreath
Fall Wreath Free Pattern 

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Materials:
--10mm hook for wreath cover
--8mm hook for bow
--Bernat Softee Chunky yarn (#6) in Pumpkin, Soft Taupe and Natural
--Fall-themed Softies
--12" wreath (I used a wicker wreath from Dollar Tree; you can use any 12" wreath form)
--tapestry needle for weaving

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
SC2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
SC3tog: single crochet 3 stitches together
FO: fasten off

Directions:
Wreath Cover:
1.  With Pumpkin yarn, Ch11.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2-4.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)

At the end of Row 4, FO Pumpkin yarn and join Natural yarn.

5-6.  With Natural yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)

At the end of Row 6, FO Natural yarn and join Soft Taupe yarn.

7-10.  With Soft Taupe yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)

Repeat above pattern for a total of 4 times.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching around your wreath.

For my Fall-themed Softies, please refer to my link:

Bow:
(The bow is made in 4 pieces - bow, the center piece and 2 ribbons)
1.  With 8mm hook and Natural yarn, Ch9.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
2-30.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)

At the end of Row 30, FO Natural yarn and join Pumpkin yarn.  Work 1 SC in each st around.  FO and weave ends.

Centerpiece:
1.  With 8mm hook and Pumpkin yarn, Ch4. SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
2-15.  SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.

At the end of Row 15, FO, leaving a long tail for attaching.

Ribbon (make 2):
1.  With 8mm hook and Natural yarn, Ch6.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
2-15.  SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
16.  SC2tog, SC in next st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
17.  SC3tog.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching.

Assembly:
1.  I whipstitched Row 1 to Row 30 of the bow.
2.  Then, I wrapped the centerpiece around the center of the bow (with the whipstitched part of the bow in the back, center) and whipstitched it.
3.  Last, I whipstitched a ribbon to each side of the bow on the backside.
4.  I used a safety pin and placed mine at the center top of the wreath.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Harry Potter Apron - Toddler - Adult Sized

With the evenings becoming a little cooler here in North Carolina, I've been focusing my attention on Fall projects.  And, here is one that would be great for everyday use in the kitchen, as well as, make a great Halloween costume - it's my Harry Potter Apron.

I've spent days working on this pattern to make it available in multiple sizes - from 2T through Adult size.  This pattern has not been tested.  If you have any questions on it, please feel free to email me or comment below and I will respond.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this project. 

Harry Potter Apron
 
 







Harry Potter Apron Pattern
Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  Adult:  26" long
          Toddler:  20" long
          Kids:  23" long

Materials:
--4.0mm, 5.0mm & 6.0mm hooks
--Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Grey Heather and Black (less than a 1/2 skein of each), White (less than 40 yds), Cardinal and Gold (less than 100 yds)
--Tapestry needle for weaving

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
HDC2tog:  half double crochet 2 stitches together
FHDC:  foundation half double crochet
FO:  fasten off

Directions:
Apron:
***Before starting this project, please read through the directions.  As you know, all body shapes and sizes are not the same.  As a good rule of thumb, test size as you go - you may need to increase or decrease the number of rows needed to get your desired size.*** 

Toddler-Sized (2T-4T): 
NOTE:  as you can see in the above pics, the apron comes just below the knees of my 2-year-old grandson; if you would like the apron to be more of a 18 month - 2T size range, then reduce the number of rows with the black yarn to 13 (instead of 25 rows).

1.  With black yarn and 6.0mm hook, 40 FHDC st.  Or, you can Ch41.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (40)
2-25.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (40)

At the end of Row 25, FO black yarn and join Cardinal yarn.  Ch1.

26-29.  With Cardinal yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (40)

At the end of Row 29, FO Cardinal yarn and join Grey Heather yarn.  Ch1.

30.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (40)
31.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 36 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (38) 
32.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 34 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (36) 
33.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 32 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (34) 
34.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 30 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (32)
35.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 28 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (30)
36.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 26 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (28)  
37.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 24 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (26)
38.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 22 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
39-45.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
46.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 20 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (22)
47.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 18 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
48.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 16 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
49-50.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 50, FO and weave ends.  (18)   

Kids-Sized:  
1.  With black yarn and 6.0mm hook, 46 FHDC st.  Or, you can Ch47.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (46)
2-30.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (46)

At the end of Row 30, FO black yarn and join Cardinal yarn.  Ch1.

31-34.  With Cardinal yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (46)

At the end of Row 34, FO Cardinal yarn and join Grey Heather yarn.  Ch1.

35.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (46)
36.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 42 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (44) 
37.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 40 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (42) 
38.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 38 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (40) 
39.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 36 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (38)
40.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 34 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (36)
41.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 32 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)  
37.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 30 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (32)
38.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 28 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (30)
39.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 26 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (28)
40.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 24 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (26)
41.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
42-54.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
55.  1 HDC in each st across.  FO and weave ends.  (24) 

Adult-Sized:
1.  With black yarn and 6.0mm hook, 60 FHDC st.  Or, you can Ch61.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (60)
2-30.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (60)

At the end of Row 30, FO black yarn and join Cardinal yarn.  Ch1.

31-36.  With Cardinal yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (60)

At the end of Row 36, FO Cardinal yarn and join Grey Heather yarn.  Ch1.

37.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (60)
38.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 56 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (58) 
39.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 54 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (56) 
40.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 52 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (54) 
41.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 50 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (52)
42.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 48 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (50)
43.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 46 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (48)  
44.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 44 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (46)
45.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 42 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (44)
46.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 40 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (42)
47.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in the next 38 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (40)
48-65.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 65, FO and weave ends.  (40)
 
Okay, so now you have your Harry Potter Apron made.  Now, let's make the mock shirt and tie portion:

Mock Shirt:
Toddler-Sized (2T-4T):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and white yarn, 16 FHDC st.  Or, you can Ch17.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
2-10.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 10, FO, leaving a long tail for attaching to the top center of the apron.

Kids-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 5.0mm hook.

Adult-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 6.0mm hook.

Mock Collar (Make 2):
Toddler-Sized (2T-4T):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and white yarn 8 FHDC st.  Or, you can Ch9.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
2.  HDC2tog,  HDC in the next 6 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
3.  HDC in the next 5 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
4.  HDC2tog, HDC in the next 4 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  HDC in the next 3 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
6.  HDC2tog, HDC in the next 2 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
7.  HDC in the first st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
8.  HDC2tog.  FO, leaving a long tail for attaching.  (1)

Kids-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 5.0mm hook.

Adult-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 6.0mm hook.

Mock Tie:
Toddler-Sized (2T-4T):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and Cardinal yarn 12 FHDC st.  Or, you can Ch13.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
2-5.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
6.  2 HDC in the first st, HDC in the next 10 st, 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
7.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
8.  HDC2tog, HDC in the next 10 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
9.  HDC2tog, HDC in the next 8 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
10.  HDC2tog, HDC in the next 6 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
11.  HDC2tog, HDC in the next 4 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
12.  HDC2tog, HDC in the next 2 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)  
13.  HDC2tog, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
14.  HDC2tog.  FO, leaving a long tail for attaching.  (1)

Kids-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 5.0mm hook. 

Adult-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 6.0mm hook. 

Neck Border (Make 2):
Toddler-Sized (2T-4T)
1.  With 4.0mm hook and Gold yarn, Ch5.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2-20.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 20, FO.  Leave a long tail for attaching.  (4)

Kids-Sized: 
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 5.0mm hook. 

Adult-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 6.0mm hook. 

Assembly:  
Place the 2 borders, right sides together, and whipstitch from the corner in a straight line across the 4 stitches (so you're looking at a small right triangle).  This is so you create the V-shape. 

Pockets (Make 2):
Toddler-Sized (2T-4T)
1.  With 4.0mm hook and Gold yarn, Ch9.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
2-8.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 8, FO and weave ends.  
Border:
9.  Join Cardinal yarn and Ch1.  SC around the entire perimeter and FO.  Leave a long tail for attaching.  

For the 2nd pocket, I reversed the colors.   

Kids-Sized: 
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 5.0mm hook.  Or, you can follow the Adult-Sized pattern below.

Adult-Sized:
(Make 8; 4 Gold and 4 Cardinal)
1.  With 6.0mm hook, Ch6.  HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
2-5.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 5, FO, leave a long tail for attaching.  (5)
For placement:     Gold block         Cardinal block
                             Cardinal block   Gold block
1.  Whipstitch blocks together.  Weave ends.
2.  With Gold or Cardinal yarn, SC around the perimeter.  FO.  Leave a long tail for attaching to apron.

Assembly:
Lower portion of the Apron:
Pockets:  See pics for placement; whipstitch down the side, across the bottom and up the other side; leave the top open.  

Top portion of the Apron:
1.  First you will attach the Mock Shirt:  Center at the top and whipstitch around all sides.
2.  Next, you will attach the Mock Tie:  Center the tie on top of the Mock shirt and whipstitch around all sides.
3.  Next, you will attach your Mock Collars:  Turn your collars so that Row 8 (1 stitch) is centered and whipstitch around all sides.
4.  Last, you will attach your Neck Border:  Place the V-shaped portion at the center, bottom of the tie with each side covering the ends of the tie, shirt and collar.  Whipstitch around.  Weave ends.

Neck Strap:
Toddler-Sized (2T-4T):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and Gold yarn, join yarn in the last stitch, on the right side, of the Neck Border.  Ch1.  In same st, HDC.  HDC in the next 3 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2-40.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 40, FO and leave a long tail to attach to the opposite side of the Neck Border.  

Kids-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 5.0mm hook.  However, make sure before you FO that 40 rows is long enough to fit.  You may have to adjust the number of rows by adding or decreasing.  

Adult-Sized:
Complete same as Toddler-Sized, except use a 6.0mm hook.  However, make sure before you FO that 40 rows is long enough to fit.  You may have to adjust the number of rows by adding or decreasing.  

Waist Strap (Make 2):
Toddler-Sized (2T-4T):
Note:  Make sure 30 rows is going to be enough on each side.  You may have to adjust the number of rows by adding or decreasing, depending on the waist size. 

1.  With 6.0mm hook and Cardinal yarn, join yarn on the side at Row 26.  Ch1 and  HDC in same st.  HDC in the next 3 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2-30.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 30, FO and weave ends.  (4)

Repeat on opposite side. 

Kids-Sized:
Note:  Make sure 45 rows is going to be enough on each side.  You may have to adjust the number of rows by adding or decreasing, depending on the waist size. 

1.  With 6.0mm hook and Cardinal yarn, join yarn on the side at Row 31.  Ch1 and  HDC in same st.  HDC in the next 3 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2-45.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 45, FO and weave ends.  (4)

Repeat on opposite side. 

Adult-Sized:
Note:  Make sure 56 rows is going to be enough on each side.  You may have to adjust the number of rows by adding or decreasing, depending on the waist size. 

1.  With 6.0mm hook and Cardinal yarn, join yarn on the side at Row 31.  Ch1 and HDC in same st.  HDC in the next 5 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
2-56.  HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 56, FO and weave ends.  (6)

Repeat on opposite side. 

And, that's it!  I hope you all will enjoy making this Harry Potter Apron.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or comment below.  

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