Monday, August 15, 2022

Tammy Doll

 Tammy Doll

I made my “Tammy” Doll in memory of my sister-in-law, Tammy.  September will make a year she has been gone. I miss her every day. 

Tammy worked at our local hospital for over 20 years and touched so many lives with her kindness, empathy and infectious laugh.

I’m going to add a little recorder into her with Tammy laughing to just make her extra special!!!!


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Halloween Tote Bag

Halloween Tote Bag

Here’s a cute Halloween bag project for the kids to use to put their candy in while trick-or-treating, carry their  toys in or for the older kids/adults to use for whatever they would like during the Fall/Halloween season.

It’s a very sturdy bag (double-stranded yarn) and measures 15” tall (including handles) and 12” wide.  

The front has a picture graph of a black cat and an appliqué.  

Here’s a picture of the backside of the bag.


I will get the written pattern and graph added this week.


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Monday, August 8, 2022

Ghost Mirror Tag

 Ghost Mirror Tag

In continuing with my seasonal decor for fall, here’s a super cute, Ghost Mirror Tag!!!!

The front side displays a cute ghost with a pumpkin hat; the backside a mirror.

It measures 3” across.  

It’s a quick and easy project and doesn’t take long to make. There are so many variations/styles you can make.  This is a great way to use up scrap yarn.  

For Halloween so far, I have made a Pumpkin, Black Cat and now the Ghost. I have listed these to sell in my Etsy Shop. Here is the link:

Halloween Mirror Tags Listing


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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Black Cat Mirror Tag

 Black Cat Mirror Tag

With Fall time creeping upon us, and, of course, it being one of my favorite seasons to decorate, I used my Mirror Tag pattern to make a Black Cat!!!!  And, it’s SO adorable….

The Mirror Tags are a great, fun and easily adjustable pattern to make for any season and/or holiday and can be hung anywhere a handy mirror is needed — school locker, book bag, tote, purse, keychain and lots of other places to dangle from…

Simple and quick to make; uses a very small amount of yarn!!!

I use a 3” mirror to make mine.  If you are going to use on a keychain, then I wouldn’t make the chain loop but opt instead to use a keyring attachment at the center top. 
Size:  3" diameter

Materials:
--3.0mm hook
--3" mirror
--Black and pink yarn
--Plastic eyes and nose
--Tapestry needle for weaving
--Stitch Marker

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
St:  stitch
Sl st:  slip stitch
SC:  single crochet
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Note:  pattern is worked in the round; so use your stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch of each new round and move marker accordingly
 
Directions:
1.  6 SC MR.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  (12)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next.  Rep around.  (18)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (24)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (30)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (36)
 
After Round 6, remove hook and use a stitch marker.  We will come back and finish rounds later.

Now we are going to work on face.  

Eyes:
I added the eyes at Round 3. I used wire cutters to trim a small portion of the backside of the eyes off.  In doing this, you have to be careful and not remove too much or the front of the eye will not stay in the clasp.  I trim a small piece off and then to be safe I add a little E6000 glue.

Nose:
I added the nose at the center of Round 1.

Whiskers:
I used my tapestry needle and added them at Round 3/4.

Now, you can return your hook to finishing the pattern.

7.  SC in each st around.  (36).
8.  SC in each st around.  FO and leave a long tail.  (36)

Assembly:
Place the mirror on the backside with mirror side facing out, even everything out and around.  Use your tapestry needle and the long tail to weave in and out of each st of the last round to tighten up and secure.  Weave ends.  

Ears (make 2):
1.  6 SC MR.  (6)
2.  SC around.  (6)
3.  SC around.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)

I attached the ears on each side above the eyes.

Tail:
1.  Ch10.  2SC in 2nd ch from hook, *1 SC in next Ch, 2 SC in next Ch,* rep from * to * until the last Ch.  FO and leave a tail for attaching.  

I attached the tail on the lower right side.
 
Hanger:
1.  Ch 40.  Sl st join to first ch.  Leave a tail and secure to top center.
 
And, that's it for this simple pattern.  You can use this basic pattern to make seasonal, sports, animals, school spirit, just about anything you want -- the sky's the limit!!!!

 

And, here is my Black Cat with my Pumpkin Mirror Tag…


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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Bucket Hat

 Bucket Hat

I designed this easy Bucket Hat using Peaches & Creme cotton yarn in the color, “Chocolate,” and a 4.5mm hook. 



Size:  21” - 23” Head Circumference 

 

Materials:

—4.5mm hook

—Cotton yarn (I used Peaches & Creme in Chocolate)

—Stitch marker

—Tapestry needle

 

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

St:  stitch

Sl St:  slip stitch

SC:  single crochet 

FLO:  front loop only

MR:  magic ring

Rep:  repeat

FO:  fasten off

 

Note:  Pattern is worked in the round; so use your stitch marker in the first stitch of each new round to keep track of the round you are working on.

 

 The Bucket Hat is worked in 3 parts:  Increase Rounds, Middle, Brim.  Read below the information I have provided on increase rounds so that you will know when to stop working these rounds and move on to the Middle section.

Directions:

Increase Rounds:

1.  6 SC into MR.  (6)

2.  2 SC in each st around.  (12)

3.  2 SC, 1 SC.  Rep around.  (18)

4.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (24)

5.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (30)

6.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (36)

7.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 5 st.  Rep around.  (42)

8.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 6 st.  Rep around.  (48)

9.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 7 st.  Rep around.  (54)

10.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 8 st.  Rep around.  (60)

11.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 9 st.  Rep around.  (66)

12.  2 SC, 1 SC in next 10 st.  Rep around.  (72)

 

NOTE:  here's the diameter after the end of each round from 7-12 to help you in knowing when to stop on your increase rounds.  If you do not need to complete 12 increase rounds, then you will need to altar the middle rounds slightly (you will notice the first 4 rounds of the middle are a repeat of the last round you completed.  Then you will increase 3 times by 3 and 1 time by 9 - just add the additional stitches evenly into whichever Increase Round you stopped on).

R7:  4"

R8:  4 1/2"

R9:  5"

R10: 5 1/2"

R11.  6"

R12.  6 1/2"  

To obtain Head Circumference:  Multiple diameter times (x) 3.14.

 

Middle Rounds:

13-16.  SC around.  (72)

17.  SC 23, 2 SC next st.  Rep around.  (75)      

18.  SC around.  (75)

19-20.  Rep # 18.  (75)

21.  SC 24, 2 SC next st.  Rep around.  (78)

22.  SC around.  (78)

23-24.  Rep #22.  (78)

25.  SC 25, 2 SC next st.  Rep around.  (81)

26.  SC around.  (81)

27.  SC 8, 2 SC next st.  Rep around.  (90)

28.  SC around.  (90)


Brim Rounds:

29.  This first round is worked in FLO.  SC 14, 2SC next st.  Rep around.  (96)

30.  SC 15, 2 SC in next st.  Rep around.  (102)

31.  SC around.  (102)

32.  SC 16, 2 SC in next st.  Rep around.  (108)

33.  SC around.  (108)

34.  SC 17, 2 SC in next st.  Rep around.  (114)

35.  SC around. FO and weave ends.  (114)

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Magenta Loungewear Set

 Magenta Loungewear Set

I made this Loungewear Set using Lion Brand’s Coboo in the color “Magenta.”  This was a customized, request order.  I used a combination of SC, HDC, DC and post stitches. 

 
Materials:
--4.0mm hook (for Top)
--4.5mm hook (for Shorts)
--1000 yds of Lion Brand's Coboo #3 yarn in Magenta (5 skeins; 232yds/skein)
--Stitch markers
--Tapestry needle
 
U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
St:  stitch
Sl st:  slip stitch
SC:  single crochet
DC:  double crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
FPDC:  front post double crochet
BPDC:  back post double crochet 
HDC2tog:  half double crochet 2 stitches together (creating a decrease)
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off
   
Size:  
This was customized to fit the following measurements -
--29" around chest (boobs)
--40" waist
--45" hips
 
Gauge:  Very important for this project, especially if you are wanting to altar to fit your measurements
Top:  18 SC = 4"
Shorts:  12 DC = 3"
 
Directions:
 
Note:  I worked in the round and used a stitch marker.  If so desired, you can slip stitch join to the first stitch and ch1.  
 
Top:
1.  With 4.0mm hook, Ch180.  Sl st join to first Ch.  SC in each ch around.  (180)
2-35.  SC around.  (180)
36.  DC around.  (180)
37.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next st.  Rep around.  (270)
 
Straps (make 2):
I laid the piece flat down and came inward 5" on each side and placed a stitch marker.  I counted over two stitches and placed the second stitch marker for each side.  I did this for the front side and the back side to make sure the straps lined up perfectly and were correctly placed.
 
1.  Leave a long tail at the start.  Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and remaining 2.  (I did not use a turning ch for the straps.)  (3)
2-79.  SC across.  (3)  
80.  SC across.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching.  
 
Make your second strap.  Then attach your straps securely with a tapestry needle to the identified marks you have already placed on the Top.  Secure and weave ends. 

 

Shorts:

1.  With 4.5mm hook, Ch160.  Sl st join to first ch.  Ch3 (counts as first DC).  DC around.  Sl st join to the top of Ch3.  (160)

2-3.  Ch3 (counts as FPDC), *BPDC around next post, then FPDC,* rep from * to * around.  Sl st join to the top of Ch3.  (160)

4.  Ch3 (counts as first DC).  DC around.  Sl st join to top of ch3.  (160)

5-7.  Rep #4.  (160)

8.  Ch2 (doesn't count as a stitch).  *HDC next 5 st, 2 HDC* rep from * to * until last 3 st.  HDC in each of the last 3 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch2.  (185)

9.  HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch2.  (185)

10-27.  Rep #9.  (185)

28.  HDC2tog, HDC around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch2.  (184)

First Leg:

29.  HDC in 92 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch2.  (92)

30-38.  HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch2.  (92)

39.  3HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (276)

Repeat steps 29-39 for the Second Leg.

Strap:

1.  Ch251.  5 SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC across, 5 SC in the last ch.  FO and leave a long tail.

Attaching:

Using your tapestry needle, with the tail, gently, weave the strap in and out of Round 2.  Make sure once you have completed this, that your strap is even on each side.  Weave the tail and FO.

 And, that's it for this project.  If you gauge correctly, then you can easily adjust to fit to your size accordingly.  

I hope you all enjoy this one ....

 

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Golden Hat

 Golden Hat

I designed this hat using the Seed Stitch to create a beautiful, textured look. The color makes it perfect for fall fashion.  I used Impeccable Yarns in Gold from Michael’s.

I have added the PDF file to my Etsy Shop for a small fee.  Here is the link for you...

Golden Hat PDF Pattern Link 


Size:  Teen - Adult 

1.  To adjust size smaller, you could use a 4.0mm hook. 

2.  To adjust size larger, you could use a 5.5mm or 6.0mm hook.

Materials:

--5.0mm hook

--Impeccable yarns in Gold (or your choice of #4 worsted weight yarn)

--tapestry needle for weaving ends

--stitch marker

 


U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:

Ch:  chain

Sl st:  slip stitch

St:  stitch

SC:  single crochet

DC:  double crochet

BLO:  back loops only

MR:  magic ring

Rep:  repeat

FO:  fasten off


Seed Stitch:

1.  This stitch is very simple; it uses a repetition of SC and DC stitches in the round; for the next round, you will make sure to place a DC in the previous round's SC and a SC in the previous round's DC.

Note:  this pattern is worked in the round, so use your stitch marker to keep track of the beginning stitch of each round and move it up as you start each new round.

Directions:

1.  10 DC into MR.  (10)

2.  2 DC in each st around.  (20)

3.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next st.  Rep around.  (30)

4.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (40)

5.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (50)

6.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (60)

7.  DC in first st, SC in next st.  Rep around.  (60)

8.  SC in first st, DC in next st.  Rep around.  (60)

9-18.  Rep #7 and #8.  (60)

19.  BLO.  SC around.  (60)

20.  In both loops, SC around.  (60)

21.  Loosely sl st around.  FO and weave ends.  (60)

 

Optional:

Add a faux or crocheted pom.

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