Thursday, December 28, 2017

Barbie Doll Clothing...

I found a few naked Barbie Dolls in a box and decided to make clothes for them so that my granddaughter, Miss Arielle, can play with them when she's at the house again.  Plus, my grandson, Jacob, told me, "Mamaw, I'm a boy, you need to put clothes on those naked dolls..." lol.

I have the patterns hand-written and jumbled notes - so I may add them later on....

Happy Crocheting...







Nae Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat...

I designed my "Nae Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat" for a very special tween, Naomi, for part of her Christmas gift.   She's the daughter of a young couple that I spent years teaching in Sunday School and Youth Group at church.  And, the younger sister of MaKenna.

I used worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm hook.

Nae Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat Pattern

Size:  Easily will fit 18" - 21" head circumference 

Gauge:  I did not gauge this pattern.

Materials:
--5.5mm hook
--ponytail holder
--#4 worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand in a shade of purple)

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
Sk:  skip
Rep:  repeat
SC:  single crochet
DC:  double crochet 
FPDC:  front post double crochet  
FO:  fasten off

Special Note:  
1.  Reverse Single Crochet (Crab Stitch):  work 1 single crochet stitch into each stitch from left to right around.  It's the same stitch as a single crochet - just worked in reverse.  This will give a nice twisted edge.

2.  Surface Single Crochet:  Join yarn with a slip stitch and Ch1 in any stitch of Round 9.  Single crochet in same stitch and in each stitch around.  Slip stitch join to first stitch and fasten off.  Weave ends.  

Directions:
1.  With ponytail holder, 24 DC st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
2.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (36)
3.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
4.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (60)
5.  1 DC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (60)
6.  1 DC in first 9 st, 1 FPDC in next.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (60)
7-13.  Rep #6.  (60)
14.  1 Reverse Single Crochet in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (60)

Join yarn in any stitch of Round 9 and complete Surface Single Crochet as noted above.  

Here's a pic of my Nae Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat with my Kenna Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat:
Happy Crocheting...
Legal:
--okay to make and/or sale
--don't use my pattern or pics as your own
--don't share my pattern/pics electronically but provide a link to my blog 




Kenna Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat...

I designed my "Kenna Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat for a very special tween for part of her Christmas gift.  Before I was a "Mamaw," I was a "RiRi" to MaKenna.  She's the daughter of a young couple that I spent years teaching in Sunday School and Youth Group at church.  So, when they wed and gave birth to MaKenna, it was just a natural bond with her.  I would work all week 8am-5:30pm, pick her up on Friday evenings and keep her all weekend.  And, so, I became RiRi to her.

I used worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm hook.

Kenna Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat Pattern

Size:  Easily will fit 18" - 21" head circumference 

Gauge:  I did not gauge this pattern.

Materials:
--5.5mm hook
--ponytail holder
--#4 worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Supersaver in Light Raspberry)

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
Sk:  skip
Rep:  repeat
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet 
FPDC:  front post double crochet  
BPDC:  back post double crochet 
TC:  triple crochet
FO:  fasten off

Special Note:  
1.  TC Crossover:  Skip stitch and work a TC into next stitch.  Then work a TC into the skipped stitch.  Repeat this pattern around.  

Directions:
1.  With ponytail holder, 20 HDC st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (20)
2.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (30)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (50)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 9 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (55)
6.  1 FPDC around each post.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (55)
7.  1 TC in the first st.  Then TC Crossover around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (55)
8-13.  Rep steps #6 and 7.  (55)
14-16.  FPDC around first post, then BPDC around next post.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (55)
17.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (55). 

Here's a pic of my Kenna Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat with my Nae Messy Bun/Ponytail Hat:
Happy Crocheting...
Legal:
--okay to make and/or sale
--don't use my pattern or pics as your own
--don't share my pattern/pics electronically but provide a link to my blog 



Thursday, December 21, 2017

Top Hat Fox Basket

Last night I was playing around with my Bernat Blanket Yarn and made this cute Fox Basket with Top Hat.  It worked up really quick using this yarn and a 10mm hook.

Top Hat Fox Basket
Size:  With Top Hat, he stands 13" tall and 28" round with metal basket placed inside; 9" circumference 

Gauge:  4 HDC stitches x 3 rows = 2"

Materials:
--10mm hook
--Bernat Blanket Yarn in Pumpkin Spice, Vintage White and Black
--tapestry needle for weaving and attaching features

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
Rep:  repeat 
BLO:  back loops only
FLO:  front loops only
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Directions:  
1.  With Pumpkin Spice, 10 HDC st into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (10)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (20)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (30)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Join Vintage White and Ch1.  (50)
6.  With Vintage White, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (50)
7-11.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 11, FO Vintage White and join Pumpkin Spice yarn.  (50)
12.  With Pumpkin Spice, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (50)
13-14.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (50)
15.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (50)
16.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (50)
Nose:
1.  With Pumpkin Spice, Ch2.  1 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)
5-7.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
8.  1 SC in each st across.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching.  (5)

Nose Tip:
1.  With Black Yarn, 3 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (3)

Place nose tip over Rows 1 and 2 and attach.  (See pics on where to place on Basket) 

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With Black Yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)
2.  With Vintage White Yarn, embroider dot on center or side of eye.  (See pics on where to place on Basket)

Tail:
1.  With Vintage White, 8 HDC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
2. 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Join Pumpkin Spice.  (12)
4.  With Pumpkin Spice, 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (16) 
5-13.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (16) 
14.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12) 
15.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave long tail for attaching.  (12) 

I attached the tail in the center back and then brought it around the side.  You can leave tail in the back, if so desired.  

Top Hat:
1.  With Black Yarn, 10 HDC st into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (10)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (20)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (30)
4.  Work this round in the BLO.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (30) 
5-9.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (30) 
10.  Work this round in the FLO.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (45) 
11.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (60) 
12.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends. (75) 

I placed a metal basket (Spring Garden Collection from Hobby Lobby) that's filled with my Softies inside my Top Hat Fox Basket.  My grandchildren love playing with the different Softies I've made.  So, this makes a super cute way for me to store them.  
Happy Crocheting...
Legal:
--okay to make and/or sale
--don't use my pattern or pics as your own
--don't share my pattern/pics electronically but provide a link to my blog 




Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Rudolph Gift Card Holder...

I have bought several gift cards for Christmas gifts and needed gift card holders so I decided to whip up this pattern - a Rudolph Gift Card Holder.  Who doesn't love Rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer?  A favorite song and movie from my childhood spilling over into all of my adulthood years.

Quick and easy pattern.  And, he's cute.  Enjoy!!!

Rudolph Gift Card Holder Pattern
Size:  approximately 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Materials:
--3.0 and 4.0mm hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in warm brown, dark brown, white, black and red
--tapestry needle for weaving 

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch 
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet 
SC2tog:  single crochet 2 stitches together (creates decrease)
SC3tog:  single crochet 3 stitches together (creates decrease)
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off 

Directions:
(Front & Back Pieces are made the same way)
Make 2:
1.  With 4.0mm hook and warm brown yarn, Ch13.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
2.  SC across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
3-13.  Rep #2.  At the end of Row 13, FO.  Leave a tail for attaching front and back pieces together.  

Ears (make 2):
1.  With 4.0mm hook and white yarn, Ch3.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
3.  2 SC in first st,1 SC in next st and 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
4.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
5.  SC3tog.  FO white yarn and join warm brown yarn.  Ch1.  (1)
6.  SC evenly around perimeter of the year.  FO and leave a tail for attaching.  

Antlers (make 2):
1.  With 3.0mm hook and dark brown yarn, ch8.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and into the next 3 ch.  Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch.  1 SC in each of the remaining 3 ch.  FO and leave tail for attaching.

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With 3.0mm hook and black yarn, 3 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  
2.  With white yarn, embroider white dot in center of eye.

Nose:
1.  With 3.0mm hook and red yarn, 3 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.
2.  With white yarn, embroider white dot on one side.  

Mouth:
1.  With black yarn, embroider mouth.  (See my pics for help)

Assembly:  
1.  Add features to one panel before whipstitching them together.  (see pic)
2.  Whipstitch down side, across bottom and up other side.  FO and weave ends.
Happy Crocheting...

Legal:
--okay to make and sale your finished work
--don't claim my pattern as your own
--don't use my pics as your own
--don't share my pattern electronically or in print format but provide a link to my blog 

Merry Christmas 
And 
Happy New Year!!!





Sunday, December 17, 2017

Troll "Poppy" Hat

My husband's co-worker sent me a caricature of Poppy with a note wondering if I could make a hat for her.

Well, of course, as a crocheter, we never say no...lol.  I'm not sure what's up with that thought process that we (crocheters) automatically say yes to any challenge.

So, I spent the weekend making this hat. And, I will admit the hair was the longest process.

Troll "Poppy" Hat

Troll "Poppy" Hat Pattern

Size:  19"-21" head circumference

Materials:
--5.0mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in light and bright pink, green, blue and black
--tapestry needle for weaving and fraying hair strands

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
TC:  triple crochet
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Directions:
Pattern coming January 2018...

Special Note:  I made the hat in beanie form.  I then made and attached a cylinder-shaped piece to the top of the hat, moreso to help with the hair standing upright.

Hat:
1.

Headband:
1.  With green yarn, ch61.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (60)
2.  SC in each st across.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching.  (60)

Flowers (make 3):
1.  With blue yarn, I made a MR and ch4.  3 TC into MR.  Sl st into MR.  Ch4.  3 TC into MR.  Sl st into MR.  Ch4.  3 TC into MR.  Sl st into MR. Pull to tighten/close center.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching.

Eyes:
The eyes are not my design, but I did make a couple changes to the pattern.  I will share the link to the blog for the original pattern and I will include the changes I made.

Ears:
The ears are not my design.  But, I will share the link to the blog for the pattern.

Hair:

Assembly:

Happy Crocheting...
Legal:
--don't claim my pattern as your own (this is just my version/way of making a licensed hat)
--don't use my pics as your own
--don't share my pattern but provide a link to my blog

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Arielle and Luke...

Today, we celebrated 2 of my grandchildren's birthday.  Miss Arielle is now 4 and Luke is 2.  Time sure flies by.  I remember the day each were born and my life was forever changed (for the better).  Their smile, laughter and happiness brings so much joy to my heart.

Happy Birthday Arielle and Luke...I love you both forever and always...

Here's a few pics from their party...Shimmer and Shine for Arielle and Mickey Mouse for Luke.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Cookie Monster Ornament

One of my Christmas traditions is to either make or buy my hubby, sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren a Christmas ornament for my tree that sums up the year for them.  I then store my grandchildren's ornaments in their own special box to one day give to them as they start their own family and traditions.

Well, around 1:00 am this morning, I decided to make my grandson, Luke, his Christmas ornament for my tree this year.  He loves Sesame Street, especially Cookie Monster.  I can hear him saying, "Cookie..."

So, I made him a 5" tall Cookie Monster to commemorate this year.

Cookie Monster Ornament 

I used #4 worsted weight yarn in blue, white and black.  I made the head and body in one piece and then attached the arms and feet.  It was a fairly quick project, requiring little yarn and polyfil.  

Happy Crocheting...


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Anniversary...

Today, makes 27 years I've been married to my best friend, John.  What started out as a high school crush has blossomed into a deep love that I wouldn't trade for anything.  We have been blessed so much -- far more than we ever deserved.

I'm so thankful God saw fit to allow our lives to intertwine into one.

Happy Anniversary, Honey.  May we share many more together.  You are the love of my life - forever and always....
John and Rilla

Friday, December 8, 2017

All-In-One Hat Set...

An All-In-One Colonial Blue hat, face mask and scarf with pockets made with Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice Yarn and a 6.0mm hook.  I used less than 2 skeins of yarn.  

Hopefully this will help shield my grandson, Jacob, from cold weather and snow in NYC this weekend.  

All-In-One Hat Set






Happy Crocheting...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Santa Pants Garden Flag...

I whipped up this Garden Stake flag today for my bare stake beside my driveway -- Santa Pants Flag. It measures 12 1/2" wide x 18 1/2" long (from top of tab to bottom of boot).

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a 6.0mm hook.  It only took a couple hours from start to finish....
Santa Pants Garden Flag



Santa Pants Garden Flag Pattern
Size:  12 1/2" wide x 18 1/2" long (from top of tab to bottom of boot)

Gauge:  Not important for this project

Materials:
--6.0mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in red, green, white, black and yellow (I used RHSS)
--tapestry needle for weaving

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

Directions:
1. With black yarn, ch35.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
2-6.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 6, FO.  Join red yarn and ch1.  (34)
7-11.  With red yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
12.  1 HDC in the first 16 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 2 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 16 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
13.  Rep #12.
14.  1 HDC in the first 15 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 4 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 15 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
15.  Rep #14.
16.  1 HDC in the first 14 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 6 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 14 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
17.  Rep #16.
18.  1 HDC in the first 13 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 8 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 13 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
19.  Rep #18.
20.  1 HDC in the first 12 switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 10 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 12 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
21.  Rep #20.
22.  1 HDC in the first 11 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 12 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 11 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
23.  Rep #22.
24.   1 HDC in the first 10 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 14 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 10 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
25.  Rep #24.
26.  1 HDC in the first 9 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 16 st, switch to red yarn, 1 HDC in the last 9 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
27.  Rep #26.  FO red yarn.  Join white yarn.
28.  With white yarn, 1 HDC in the first 9 st, switch to green yarn, 1 HDC in next 16 st, switch to white yarn, 1 HDC in the last 9 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (34)
29.  Rep #28.
30.  Rep #28.  FO white yarn.  Join black yarn. 
31.  With black yarn, 1 HDC in the first 9 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
32-33.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
34.  1 HDC in the first 8 st, 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
35.  2 HDC in the first st, 1 HDC in the next 9 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
36.  1 HDC in the first 10 st, 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
37.  2 HDC in the first st, 1 HDC in the next 11 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
38.  1 HDC in the first 12 st, 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
39.  2 HDC in the first st, 1 HDC in the next 13 st.  FO and weave ends.  (15)

With black yarn, join on the opposite side of the last st of Row 30.  Repeat steps 31-39 for the second boot.

Tabs:
1.  Join red yarn on one end of the base chain and Ch1.  HDC in same ch and into next 4 ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
2-12.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 12, FO and leave tail for attaching.  (5)

Repeat on opposite side to make a second tab.

Fold tab downward on the backside and whipstitch Row 12 and Row 1 together. 

Belt Buckle:
1.  With yellow yarn, Ch37. Slip stitch into 2nd ch from hook and across.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching. (36 slip stitches)

See pic for Belt Buckle placement.  Center buckle and whipstitch between Rows 1-6.  FO and weave ends.

And, that's it for this simple Santa Pants Garden Flag to decorate your walkway/garden with...

Special Note:  you could omit the green yarn and just work one side of each leg at a time from Rows 12 on.  I chose to add the green to make the shape of a Christmas tree between the pants legs, a little irony, I guess...lol!!!!

Happy Crocheting...

Legal:
--don't claim my pattern as your own
--don't use my pics as your own
--okay to make and sale any of my patterns
--don't share my pattern(s) electronically or in print format (without my prior consent) but please provide a link to my blog

I hope you enjoy my patterns!!!

From my home to yours, I pray each of you have a very, Merry and Blessed Christmas with your family and friends.  May God be the guiding force in your life; may He be the One that directs your footsteps and your path.  May your heart be tender, open and loving to those less fortunate, to those who are suffering and especially to those who are grieving...yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised, but today - make a difference!!!!

Gingerbread Man Gift Stocking...

I worked up this super cute, 5" x 9" Gingerbread Man Gift Stocking last evening.  It was a quick and easy project and did not require much yarn.

This would make a great gift for a teacher, postman, neighbor, co-worker or friend (or anyone, to be honest).  Fill it up with candy, Bath & Body, any goodies.  It's a gift within a gift that is suitable for a man or a woman.

I crocheted my facial features, but you could use buttons, felt or leave blank...

                             Gingerbread Man Gift Stocking

 Gingerbread Man Gift Stocking Pattern
Size:  5" x 9"

Gauge:  I did not gauge project

Materials:
--6.0mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in brown, black, red and white (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn) - less than 100 yds
--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 (creates a decrease)
DC:  double crochet
TC:  triple crochet
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Directions:  
The stocking is made in 2 pieces (front and back).  Each piece is made the same.

Stocking (make 2):
1.  With Warm Brown yarn, Ch12.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
2.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 9 st and 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 11 st and 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
4.  1 HDC in the first 14 st and 2 HDC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
5.  2 HDC in the first st and 1 HDC in the next 15 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
6.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
7.  1 HDC in the first 15 st; HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
8.  HDC2tog; 1 HDC in the next 14 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
9.  1 HDC in the first 12 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
10.  HDC2tog; 1 HDC in the next 10 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
11-17.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 17, FO Warm Brown yarn and join white yarn and Ch1.  (11)
18.  With white yarn, HDC in first 3 st, DC in next 2 st, 1 TC in next st, DC in next 2 st, HDC in next 3 st.  FO and re-join Warm Brown yarn.  (11)
19-20.  With Warm Brown yarn, 1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn. At the end of Row 20, FO and leave a long tail for attaching 2 pieces together.  (11)

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black 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 FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (12)
3.  With white yarn, embroider pupils, if so desired.

Cheeks (make 2):
1.  With red yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (9)

Mouth:
1.  With white yarn, Ch11.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching.

Bow:
1.  With red yarn, Ch4 into MR.  4 TC into MR.  Ch4.  4 TC into MR.  Ch4.  Sl st into MR.  Pull to tighten center.  FO and leave a long tail for wrapping around center of bow and for attaching to stocking.

Hanger:
1.  Ch16, SC in 2nd ch and across.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching to the top corner of your stocking for hanging.

Assembly:
1.  See pics for placement of facial features and bow.  
2.  Optional:  use black yarn to embroider eyebrows.
3.  Whipstitch down the side, across bottom and up other side of stocking.
4.  Using white yarn, join yarn with sl st and ch1 in the front piece of Row 20.  SC in same st and across.  Work a surface SC stitch down the the side, across the bottom and up the other side.  Sl st join and FO.  Weave ends.




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