Sunday, October 22, 2017

My Little Pony - Pinkie Pie - Hat and Scarf Set

A super cute "My Little Pony - Pinkie Pie" Hat and Scarf set for little girls, ages 2-4.  But, this pattern can be easily adjusted for all ages.  I think the curlicues make this hat so adorable. 

My Little Pony - Pinkie Pie
My Little Pony - Pinkie Pie Hat and Scarf Set

Difficulty Level:  Intermediate 

Size:  
--Hat:  6" diameter x 6 1/2" length; 18"- 20" head circumference
--Scarf:  4" wide x 40" long 
(This is sized for 2-4 year olds but can easily be adjusted for any age.) 

Materials:
--6.0mm hook for hat and scarf
--3.0mm and 4.0mm hooks for eyes and Cutie mark (on hat)
--#4 worsted weight yarn in light pink, dark pink, black, white, blue and yellow
--tapestry needle for weaving 

U.S. 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 (decrease)
FPHDC:  front post half double crochet 
BPFHC:  back post half double crochet
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off
Rep:  repeat 
Sk:  skip

Directions:
Hat:
1.  With 6.0mm hook and light pink yarn, 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.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (32) 
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (40)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (48) 
(if you need to make this for an older child, then you will need to continue with increase rows; otherwise continue with #7.)
7.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (48)
8-14.  Repeat #7. At the end of round 14, Ch1 and turn.  (48)
(You will not FO yarn.  You will now make the Ear Flaps.  If you do not want the Ear Flaps, then continue on to the border.) 

Ear Flaps (optional):
1.  1 HDC in each of the first 10 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
3.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 6 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
4.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
5.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 4 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
6.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
7.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 2 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
8.  1 HDC in each st across.  FO.  Weave ends.  (4)

1.  Now, for the second Ear Flap, count over to the 15th st and join yarn with sl st and Ch1.  1 HDC in same st as Ch1 and into the next 9 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2-8.  Repeat as above for first Ear Flap.  At the end of Row 8, FO and weave ends.

Border:
1.  With 6.0mm hook and dark pink yarn, join yarn with sl st and Ch1 into any st.  SC in each st around hat.  FO and weave ends. 

Ears (make 2):
1.  With 6.0mm hook and light pink yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (9)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (15)
5-8.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  At the end of Round 8, FO and leave a long tail for attaching to hat.  

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Before completing last st, FO black yarn and join light blue yarn.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
3.  With light blue yarn, 2 SC in each st around.  Before completing last st, FO light blue yarn and join white yarn.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (24)
4.  With white yarn, 1 SC in the first 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  2 DC in the next st.  1 DC in the next st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 DC in the next st.  2 DC in the next st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  (26)
5.   1 SC in the first 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  2 DC in the next 2 st.  1 DC in the next st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 DC in the next st.  2 DC in the next 2 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  FO white yarn.  (30)
For Border:
The eyes are oval-shaped.  For the border you will work from corner to corner.  
6.  Join black yarn with sl st and Ch1 at the corner of Round 5.  SC in same st as Ch1 and into the next 16 st.  FO and leave tail for attaching.  See pics for help.  (17) 
With black yarn embroider 3 eyelashes.  With white yarn embroider 2 dots into the center of the eyes (see pics).


Cutie Mark Applique (make 6:  4 blue and 2 yellow): 
1.  With 3.0mm hook and yarn, 6 SC into MR.  FO and leave tail for attaching.

Attaching Cutie Mark:
The Cutie Mark is attached to each side of the Ear Flaps. 1 yellow and 2 blue on each side of the flaps.  Embroider a string to each mark.  For the yellow, embroider a small piece of blue yarn to look like a string tied; for the blue, embroider a small piece of yellow yarn to look like a string tied.
Extra Small Curlicues:
(make 2:  pink)
1.  With 6.0mm hook, Ch20.  2 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching to top of hat.  (38)

Small Curlicues:
(make 2:  pink)
1.  With 6.0mm hook, Ch25.  2 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching to top of hat.  (48) 

Large Curlicues: 
(make 6:  pink)
1.  With 6.0mm hook, Ch50.  2 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching to top of hat.  (98)

Scarf:
1.  With 6.0mm hook and pink yarn, Ch124.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (123)
2-7.  HDC in first st, *FPHDC in next st, BPHDC in next st.*  Rep from * to * in each st across, placing HDC in last st.  (123)
8.  HDC in each st across.  FO and weave ends.
Border:
9.  With dark pink, join yarn with sl st and Ch1 into any st.  SC in same st as Ch1 and into each st around the scarf.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  

Fringe:
1.  Using the dark pink yarn, I made 4"- 5" long strips.  I added 2 strips to each stitch on the ends and tied into a double knot which made the fringe approximately 2 - 2 1/4" long.  

Cutie Mark Applique for Scarf (make 3:  1 yellow and 2 blue)
1.  With 6.0mm hook, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (12)
3.  Embroider a string to each mark.  For the yellow, embroider a small piece of blue yarn to look like a string tied; for the blue, embroider a small piece of yellow yarn to look like a string tied.

Note:  I only made the Cutie Mark for one end of the scarf.  You can make it for both ends, if you want.  

Here's a picture of Twilight Sparkle with Pinkie Pie...if you would like to make the hat and scarf for Twilight Sparkle, click HERE.


 Happy Crocheting...

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My Little Pony - Twilight Sparkle - Hat and Scarf Set

My Little Pony - Twilight Sparkle - Hat and Scarf Set for little girls.  A fun project that little girls will surely love.

My Little Pony - Twilight Sparkle

My Little Pony - Twilight Sparkle - Hat and Scarf Set

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  
--Hat:  6" diameter x 6 1/2" length; 18" - 20" head circumference
--Scarf:  4" wide x 40 1/2" long 
(This is sized for 2-4 year olds but can easily be adjusted for any age.) 

Gauge:  12 HDC stitches x 8 rows = 4"

Materials:
--6.0mm hook for hat and scarf
--3.0mm, 4.0mm and 5.0mm hooks for features
--#4 worsted weight yarn in light purple, dark pink, black, white, light blue and dark blue 
--very small amount of polyfil to stuff horn 
--tapestry needle for weaving 

U.S. 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 (decrease)
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off
Rep:  repeat 
Sk:  skip

Directions:
Hat:
1.  With 6.0mm hook and purple yarn, 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.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (32) 
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (40)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (48) 
(if you need to make this for an older child, then you will need to continue with increase rows; otherwise continue with #7.)
7.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (48)
8-14.  Repeat #7. At the end of round 14, Ch1 and turn.  (48)
(You will not FO yarn.  You will now make the Ear Flaps.  If you do not want the Ear Flaps, then continue on to the border.) 

Ear Flaps (optional):
1.  1 HDC in each of the first 10 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
3.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 6 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
4.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
5.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 4 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
6.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
7.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 2 st, HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
8.  1 HDC in each st across.  FO.  Weave ends.  (4)

1.  Now, for the second Ear Flap, count over to the 15th st and join yarn with sl st and Ch1.  1 HDC in same st as Ch1 and into the next 9 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2-8.  Repeat as above for first Ear Flap.  At the end of Row 8, FO and weave ends.

Border:
1.  With 6.0mm hook and dark blue yarn, join yarn with sl st and Ch1 into any st.  SC in each st around hat.  FO and weave ends. 

Ears (make 2):
1.  With 6.0mm hook and purple yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (9)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (15)
5-8.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  At the end of Round 8, FO and leave a long tail for attaching to hat.  

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Before completing last st, FO black yarn and join light blue yarn.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
3.  With light blue yarn, 2 SC in each st around.  Before completing last st, FO light blue yarn and join white yarn.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (24)
4.  With white yarn, 1 SC in the first 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  2 DC in the next st.  1 DC in the next st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 DC in the next st.  2 DC in the next st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  (26)
5.   1 SC in the first 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  2 DC in the next 2 st.  1 DC in the next st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 DC in the next st.  2 DC in the next 2 st.  1 HDC in the next 2 st.  1 SC in the next 4 st.  FO white yarn.  (30)
For Border:
The eyes are oval-shaped.  For the border you will work from corner to corner.  
6.  Join black yarn with sl st and Ch1 at the corner of Round 5.  SC in same st as Ch1 and into the next 16 st.  FO and leave tail for attaching.  See pics for help.  (17) 

7.  With white yarn embroider 2 dots into the center of the eyes (see pics).

Cutie Mark Applique (make 2): 
1.  With 3.0mm hook and pink yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch5.  (18)
4.  *HDC into 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch.  Sk next st of Round 3.  Sl st into the next st.  Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch.  Sk next st of Round 3.  Sl st into the next st.  Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch.  Sk next st of Round 3.  Sl st into the next st.*  Ch5.  Rep from * to *.  Sl st to first st.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  

Attaching Cutie Mark:
The Cutie Mark is attached to each side of the Ear Flaps.  I then used white yarn and embroidered little x shapes and lines.  

Horn:
1.  With 4.0mm hook and purple yarn, 3 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (3)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6) 
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (9)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 11 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (13)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 12 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (14)
7.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 13 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (15)
8.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 14 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (16)
9.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 15 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (17)
10.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 16 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (18)
11.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 17 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (19)
12.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 18 st.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave tail for attaching to hat.  (20)

Small Curlicues:
(make 3:  2 blue and 1 pink)
1.  With 6.0mm hook, Ch25.  2 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching to top of hat.  (48) 

Large Curlicues: 
(make 5:  4 blue and 1 pink)
1.  With 6.0mm hook, Ch50.  2 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching to top of hat.  (98)

Scarf:
1.  With 6.0mm hook and purple yarn, Ch13.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
2-10.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 10, switch to dark blue yarn.  Ch1.  (12)
11-12.  With dark blue yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  At the end of Row 12, switch to pink yarn.  Ch1.  (12)
13.  With pink yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Switch back to dark blue yarn.  Turn and Ch1.  (12)
14-15.  With dark blue yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  At the end of Row 12, switch back to purple yarn.  Turn.  Ch1.  (12)
16-81.  With purple yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 81, switch to dark blue yarn.  Ch1.  (12)
82-83.   With dark blue yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  At the end of Row 83, switch to pink yarn.  Ch1.  (12)
84.  With pink yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Switch back to dark blue yarn.  Turn and Ch1.  (12)
85-86.  With dark blue yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  At the end of Row 86, switch back to purple yarn.  Turn.  Ch1.  (12)
87-96.  With purple yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 97, FO and weave ends.   

Here's Pinkie Pie with Twilight Sparkle.  If you would like to make the Pinkie Pie Hat and Scarf, then you can find the pattern  HERE!!!

Happy Crocheting...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Harry Potter Baby Set - Hat, Bib & Diaper Cover

My cousin, Brandi, is having "A Muggle Baby Shower" this weekend so I thought something Harry Potter was certainly fitting to make for their baby.

Being a huge Harry Potter fan, this was fun to make in the House of Griffindor colors.  Of course, I had to appliqué Harry's glasses and scar onto the Bib.

This was fun and fairly quick to make.  I used worsted weight yarn and a 6.0mm hook.  I used less than half a skein of each color.

Harry Potter Set - Hat, Bib & Diaper Cover

I made 2 Hats:  1 newborn size and the other 3-6 month size:

The Diaper Cover is 0-6 months size:

And, the cute Bib with appliqués:

Super cute set for any little Muggle to wear; for boys just omit the bow from the Hat: 
 
Happy Crocheting...

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  Newborn - 6 months

Materials:
--6.0mm hook for Hat and Bib
--5.0mm hook for Diaper Cover
--#4 worsted weight yarn (I used gold and cardinal; and a very small amount of black yarn for appliqué )
--1/2" button for bib
--1" button for diaper cover
--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
TC:  triple crochet
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off
Rep:  repeat

Directions:
A.  Hat:
Newborn (11" head circumference):
1.  With Gold yarn and 6.0mm 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.  Rep around.  Sl st join.  FO and switch to Cardinal yarn.  Ch1.  (24)
4.  With Cardinal yarn, 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (32)
5.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join.  FO and switch back to Gold yarn.  Ch1.  (32)
6-7.  With Gold yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  At the end of Round 7, FO and switch back to Cardinal yarn.  (32)
8-10.  With Cardinal yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  At the end of Round 10, FO and switch back to Gold yarn.  (32)
11.  With Gold yarn, 1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Weave ends.

Pompom:
1.  With Gold and Cardinal yarn, wrap around your 4 fingers approximately 20 times.  Leave a long tail for attaching.  Tie in the center in a double knot.  Cut ends with scissors and trim to make even.
2.  Attach to top center.

Bow:
1.  With Gold yarn, 6 DC into MR.  Sl st into MR.  6 DC into MR.  Sl st into MR.  Pull tail to tighten center.  Wrap Yarn around the center 8-10 times.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching to hat.

To make the hat bigger:
Newborn - 3 months:
1.  After Round 4, you will complete 1 more increase Round.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  This will make the hat 4.5" diameter which will fit 14" head circumference.  Then just complete pattern same as above, alternating colors as you desire.  You will work 2 extra Rounds of HDC stitches plus the final Round of SC stitches for a total of 13 Rounds.

3 months - 6 months:
1.  After Round 4, you will complete 2 more increase Rounds.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Sl st join and Ch1.  And, then 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Sl st join and Ch1. This will make the hat 5.5" diameter which will fit 16-18" head circumference.  Then just complete pattern same as above, alternating colors as you desire.  You will work 2 extra Rounds of HDC stitches plus the final Round of SC stitches for a total of 13 Rounds.

For the bow on the bigger hat, I completed as above, except I used TC stitches instead of D.C. Stitches.

B.  Bib:
For the Bib, I used my Paisley Bib pattern.  It can be found here.  The only changes I made were:
1.  I used a 6.0mm hook;
2.  I did not include the final border of picot stitches.

For the appliqué:
Glasses:
1.  Using black yarn, Ch15.  Sl st to first ch.  Ch4.  Place stitch marker in 4th ch.  Ch14.  Sl st into the 4th ch that has the stitch marker.  FO.  Leave long enough tail for attaching.

Scar:
1.  Using black yarn, Ch10.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  Shape as you attach it.

C.  Diaper Cover:
0 - 6 months:
This Adjustable Diaper Cover is not my pattern.  You can find the pattern for this simple cover here.

Happy Crocheting...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kid's Cowl & Hat...

I made this cute Cowl & Hat set for my granddaughter, Miss Arielle, who's 3 year's old.  I used "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby.

Kid's Cowl & Hat...
Difficulty Level:  Easy

Materials:
--6.0mm hook
--1 skein of yarn (I used "I Love This Yarn" in Madrigal from Hobby Lobby)
--3 buttons
--tapestry needle for weaving

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

Directions:
Cowl:
1.  Ch11.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2.  1 HDC in the third loop of each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)

Repeat #2 until it measures 18" long.

1.  Now, turn and work 1 SC st evenly across the 18" length.  Ch1 and turn.
2-10.  SC in each st cross.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 10, Ch1 and turn to work on the short end.  

Buttonhole:
1.  *SC in the first 3 st, ch2 and skip 2 st.* repeat to the end.  You should have 3 buttonholes made.
Now, attach the 3 buttons on the opposite end, directly across from the buttonholes.

Hat:
1.  10 HDC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (10)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (20)
3.  2 HDC first st, 1 HDC next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (30)
4.  2 HDC first st, 1 HDC next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (40)
5.  2 HDC first st, 1 HDC next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (50)
6.  2 HDC first st, 1 HDC next 4 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (60)
7.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (60)
8-11.  Repeat #7.
12.  Turn.  1 HDC in the third loop of each st around.  Sl st join, Ch1 and turn.  (60)
13.  1 HDC in the third loop of each st around.  Sl st join.  FO and weave ends.

Pompom:
I wrap the yarn around 4 of my fingers 60 times.  Tie a knot in center and then use scissors for cutting and trimming.  Then attach to top of hat.

Happy Crocheting.... 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

All-In-One Four Seasons Pillow

One pillow displays each season.  How neat is that?  An "All-In-One" Four Seasons Convertible Pillow.  This is a great project for anyone who has limited storage space.  No need to buy new pillow forms; no need to store away the out of season pillows.

Fall and Winter on the outside; turn inside out and you have Spring and Summer!!!

All-In-One Four Seasons Convertible Pillow

The Four Panels:

Fall:

Winter:

Spring:

Summer:

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  12" x 12"

Gauge:  7 HDC stitches x 6 rows = 4" 

Materials:
--10.0mm hook for panels 
--5.0, 6.0 and 8.0mm hooks for appliqués
--Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn in yellow, blue, brown and dark red
--#4 worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice
--12" x 12" pillow form
--tapestry needle for weaving 

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

Directions:
Panels (make 4:  1 brown, 1 blue, 1 yellow and 1 dark red):
1.  Ch21.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
2.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
3-20.  Repeat #2.  
At the end of Row 20, FO and weave ends.  

Appliqués:
For the appliqués, you can choose whatever you want to display on each panel.  There are tons of seasonal appliqué patterns that are free on Pinterest.  

Fall:  
I used my Owl Appliqué pattern.   Here's the link to it:  https://rilla2u.blogspot.com/2017/06/owl-applique.html
(The only difference:  I used 8mm hook for the larger owl and a 6mm hook for the smaller one.)   

Winter:
I chose to make a snowman.  I did not write the pattern down for this.  But, I used worsted weight 
yarn in white, black, blue and orange.  I used small animal eyes for the eyes, mouth and belly.  I made 2 circles with the lower circle made with 5 rounds of stitches and the upper circle made in 4 rounds.  

Spring:
I chose to make 2 white clouds, the cross with a sash and a mound.  

For the clouds, I started with a Ch6.  HDC in the 2nd ch from hook and into the next 3 ch.  3 HDC st in the last ch.  Rotated and worked HDC in each of the next 4 base ch and then 2 HDC in the last ch.  Sl st join and Ch1.  I then worked *3 HDC in first st, Sl st in next st and SC in next st.* I just repeated this around.  Joined and FO.  Leave tail for attaching to panel.  

For the vertical portion of the cross: 
1.  I ch4.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
2.  HDC in each st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
I repeated #2 until it was approximately 6" long.  
For the horizontal portion:
1.  Same as vertical, except only make 9 rows.  

For the mound, I started with a Ch15.  HDC in 2nd ch and across.  Ch1 and turn.  For rows 2-4, I made an HDC dec at the beginning and at the end of each row.  For the 5th Row, HDC across.  FO and leave tail for attaching.  

Summer:
I chose to make the sun and an apple tree. I did not write this pattern down.  .  

Assembly: 
1.  To assemble the panels, you will first whipstitch the wrong sides of Fall and Spring together.  Whichever panel you have on top, then use that color of yarn to join the pieces.  You will work all around the panels.
2.  When you whipstitch, go thru both loops of the top panel and only the back loop of the bottom panel.  Sl st join, FO and weave ends.  
3.  Repeat #2 and #3 with the Winter and Summer panels.  
4.  For the final assembly, make sure Summer panel is facing up (Winter is facing down); then lay Fall/Spring panel with Fall facing up (Spring facing down) on top of the Summer/Winter panel.  This is so your 2 outside panels are Fall and Winter and your inside panels are Spring and Summer.  Now, with yarn joined in the lower left corner, whipstitch up the side, across the top and down the other side.  Leave the bottom open.  FO and weave ends.  

Now, you have a Convertible Four Seasons Pillow Cover..... 

Happy Crocheting...

Legal:
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--don't use my pics as your own
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kid's Cozy Headband

After I completed my Cozy Toddler Pullover, I felt like I needed something to accessorize the Pullover.  So, I had enough Aqua yarn leftover to make a cute Headband.
Kid's Cozy Headband



Difficulty Level:  Easy

Size:  This will fit a 20" head circumference -- so most toddlers!!!

Materials:
--5.0mm hook
--Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand in Aqua (#4 worsted weight yarn); I used what I had leftover from the Pullover.  (For reference. 2 skeins of the Aqua yarn will make the Pullover and theneadband)
--small amount of coordinating #4 Yarn for the flower
--less than 1/2 yd of white yarn to make center of flower

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

Special stitch:
1.  HDC stitch -- for Rows 2 - 5 -- you will be working the HDC stitch into the 3rd loop that was created from the previous row and not into the stitch itself; this creates the beautiful texture for this!!!  Now, of course, you can just work the HDC into the stitch itself, but I'm not certain what the texture will be if doing it this way...

Directions:
Headband:
1.  Ch71.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (70)
2. SC in first st, HDC in 3rd loop of next st....repeat across, with last stitch being a HDC.  Ch1 and turn.  (70)
3.  HDC in 3rd loop of the first st, SC in the next st...repeat across, with last st being a SC.  Ch1 and turn.  (70)
4-5.  Repeat #2 and #3.
6.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to whipstitch the 2 ends together.

Flower:
(I used a lighter shade of Aqua yarn.).
1.  MR with Ch1.  *3 HDC into MR. Sl st into MR.* Repeat this for a total of 5 times.
2.  *Sl st into first st, Sl st into second st. Into the same second st, 3 HDC, Ch1, 3 HDC.  Sl st into the third st* rep around.
3.  *On this round, we will be working on the backside of the flower.  So, make sure you have sl st into the back loop of first st.  Ch6.  Now, join yarn with a sl st on the backside of the other end of the 6-cluster stitches made.*  Repeat until you have made 10.
4.  Using white yarn, Ch3.  Sl st into first ch.  Then attach to center of flower.  Weave ends.
5.  Using your tapestry needle and yarn, attach flower to Headband.  Weave ends.
Happy Crocheting...
Legal:
--don't claim my pattern/design as your own
--don't use my pics as your own
--don't share my pattern(s) electronically or in print format, without my consent, but provide a link to my blog
--okay to make and sale your finished work; I would just ask to be given credit as the designer

UNC Tarheels Messy Bun Hat

This Messy Bun hat is for the Carolina Tarheels fans.

UNC Tarheels Messy Bun Hat
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UNC Tarheels Messy Bun Hat Pattern

Difficulty Level:  Beginner to Intermediate since knowledge of post stitches are being used 

Size: Will fit Average-Sized Woman's Head 

Materials:
--5.00mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in white and medium blue (less than a 100yds combined total)
--ponytail holder 
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
HDC:  half double crochet
FPHDC:  front post half double crochet
BPHDC:  back post half double crochet
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Special stitch:
Starting in Row 2, when it calls for the HDC stitch, unless otherwise noted, you will be working the HDC stitch into the 3rd loop that was created from the previous row and not into the stitch itself; this creates the beautiful texture for this!!!  Now, of course, you can just work the HDC into the stitch itself, but I'm not certain what the texture will be if doing it this way...

Directions:
1.  With white yarn, work 24 HDC st around ponytail holder. Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
2.  2 HDC st in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (48)
3,  *2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 3st,* rep from * to * around.  Sl st join and FO white yarn. Weave ends.   (60)
4.   Join blue yarn in any stitch and Ch1.  Into the same stitch as the Ch1, *2 HDC, then 1 HDC in the next 4* rep from * to * around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (72)
5-14.  1 HDC stitch in each stitch around.  Sl st join to first stitch and Ch1.  At the end of Round 14, FO blue yarn and join white yarn.  (72)
15-17.  With white yarn, you will be working around previous rows posts.  *First, FPHDC, then you will complete the BPHDC stitch.*  repeat from * to * around.  Sl st join to first st.
18.  Comple a round of reverse single crochet stitches (aka crab stitch) around the hat.  Sl st join to first st and FO; weave ends.
Happy Crocheting!!!
Legal:
--don't claim my pattern/design as your own
--don't use my pictures as your own
--don't share my pattern electronically or in print format (without my consent) but provide a link to my blog
--it's okay to make and sale your finished work; please just credit me as the designer