Monday, July 24, 2017

Woodland, Christmas & Fall Softies...

Well, I spent my Monday, mostly lazy, working on my Softies...lol.  I made several Christmas and Fall themed ones.  I still have more to add to each season.  I think these are turning out super, super cute.

What do ya'll think?  Thumbs up or down?

 Softies -
Woodland Animals, Christmas-themed & Fall-themed

In the Christmas set you will notice an orange and an apple.  This is for my mom.  When she was a young girl, a stocking of fruit was her Christmas gift so I wanted to include a memory of hers into this cute set.  As I complete additional pieces for the sets, I will add them to this post.

Frankenstein 
Turkey 
Black Cat
All of these Softies are made using the same basic pattern - click on the following link to go to my post for my Fox Softie/Keyring.

For each individual Softie, I will add the pattern details for the ears and facial features.  I think they are so cute and are so quick to make.  Except where specifically stated, the hook size will be 4.0mm!!!

Materials (for variations from basic pattern):
--4.0 mm hook
--2.0mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in colors of choice
--buttons  

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
Rep: repeat
SC: single crochet
SC2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together 
SC3tog: single crochet 3 stitches together
HDC: half double crochet
DC: double crochet
TC: triple crochet
MR: magic ring
FO: fasten off

Directions:  To make the basic SOFTIE shape, please click on the above link to the Fox Softie/Keyring.

Woodland Animals:
A.  Fox:  click on link for pattern details

B.  Owl:  I used 1 shade of yarn (blue) to make the softie.
Nose:  
1.  With yellow yarn and 4 mm hook, Ch3.  SC in 2nd ch and next.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
2.  SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
3.  SC in st.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.

Eyes:  I used an orange and a blue button for each eye.

Wings (make 2):  
1.  With orange yarn, Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next st, 3 DC in the last st.  Rotate and work on opposite side of base chain.  HDC in next st, SC in next.  Sl st to join and FO.  Leave a tail for attaching.  

Tassel Ears (make 2):
1.  I used orange, yellow and blue yarn.  Weave yarn into each side at the top and tie in a knot.  I then used my tapestry needle to separate the strands.

Hanger:
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.

C.  Frog:
Eyes (make 2):
1.  With green yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st to join and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  

Before attaching each eye to the top sides, attach a button to the center.

Mouth:
1.  Use black yarn to embroider a smile.

Stomach:
1.  With yellow yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Pull tail to tighten but do not join.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next.  Rep around.  FO and leave tail for attaching.  (9)


Hanger:
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.


D.  Wolf: same as fox; just change yarn colors

E.  Deer:
Ears (make 2):
1.  With 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.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
4.  SC2tog, SC in next st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
5.  SC3tog.  FO white yarn and join main color.  
6.  SC around perimeter of ear.  FO, leaving a long enough tail for attaching.

Antlers (make 2):
1.  With a dark brown, Ch8.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 3 ch.  Ch4, SC in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 2 ch.  SC in each of the 3 remaining base ch.  FO.  Leave a tail for attaching.

Nose:
1.  With black 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.  Leave tail for attaching.  (3) 

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, ch4.  Sl st to first ch and FO, leave tail for attaching.  Embroider white pupil.  Embroider black lashes. 
--or you can use buttons--


Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.

F.  Hedgehog:
Note:  Once you have the basic pattern made, using a dark brown yarn, you will want to make picot stitches (ch3, sl st into first chain) around the perimeter of the softie.

Face:
1.  With light taupe yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (6)2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (12)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (18)
4-5.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  At the end of round 5, FO, leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (18)

Eyes:
I used 2 small buttons.

Nose:
1.  With black yarn, ch4.  Sl st into first ch and FO.  Leave tail for attaching. 


Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.

G.  Cat:
Ears (make 2)
1.  With pink yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (9)
3-5.  1 SC in each st around.  At the end of round 5, FO, leaving a tail for attaching.  (9)

Eyes:
I used 2 small pink buttons.

Nose and whiskers:
I used black yarn and embroidered it.  See pics.

Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends. 

Christmas-Themed:
A.  Santa:
Mustache and Beard (made in 1 piece):
1.  With white yarn, ch10.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch.  Ch3, skip 3 ch.  HDC in the last 3 ch.  Ch1 and turn.
2.  HDC in first 3 st.  3 TC into the ch3 space.  HDC in the last 3 st.  Sl st to join and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.

Hat:
1.  With red yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 5 st around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (7)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 6 st around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (8)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 7 st around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (9)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 8 st around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (10)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (15)
7.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  FO red yarn and join white yarn.  Sl st join and ch1.  (20)
8.  With white yarn, SC around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (20)
9.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (30)

Pompom:
1.  With white yarn, I wrapped it around 2 fingers 18-20 times.  I tied knot in the center.  Trimmed and attached to the end of the hat.  

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, ch4.  Sl st to first ch and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  

Hanger: 
1.  Join red yarn in the center back of the hat.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.
 

B.  Snowman:
Nose:
1.  With orange yarn and a 2.0mm hook, ch3.  SC in 2nd ch and next ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
2.  SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
3.  SC in st.  FO, leaving a tail for attaching.  
See pics for how I turned and attached nose.

Eyes:
I used 2 black buttons.

Hat: 
1.  With black yarn, ch7.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Turn.  Don't ch1.  (6)
2.  Sl st into the first 2 st.  2 SC in next st.  2 SC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  Leave last 2 st unworked.  (4)
3-5.  SC in each st.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 5, FO, leave tail for attaching.  (4) 

I used red and green yarn to embroider on the hat to make it similar looking to holly and berries.   

Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.

C.  Apple:
Stem:
1.  With brown yarn, Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and remaining 2 ch.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (3)
Attach stem to center top.

Eyes:
I used 2 black buttons.

Smile:
I used black yarn and embroidered smile.

Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.
 
D.  Orange:
Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 3 SC into MR.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.

Smile:
1.  Use red yarn and embroider smile. 

Leaves (make 2):
1.  With green yarn, Ch5.  Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next and 3 DC in the last ch.  Rotate.  HDC in next ch.  SC in next ch. Sl st into the last ch.  FO, leaving a long enough tail for attaching.  

Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.

E.  Deer:  see above; under woodland animals; you could make the nose red for Rudolph, if desired.

Fall-Themed:

A.  Black cat:
 Ears (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (9)
3-5.  1 SC in each st around.  At the end of round 5, FO, leaving a tail for attaching.  (9)

Eyes:
I used 2 pink buttons.

Nose and whiskers:
I used pink yarn and embroidered it.  See pics.

Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends. 

B.  Pumpkin:
Stem:
1.  With brown yarn, 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. Leave tail for attaching. 

Leaf:
1.  With green yarn, Ch5.  Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next and 3 DC in the last ch.  Rotate.  HDC in next ch.  SC in next ch. Sl st into the last ch.  FO, leaving a long enough tail for attaching to the front of the stem.

Eyes/Nose (make 3):
1.  With black yarn, and 2.0mm hook, Ch3.  SC in 2nd ch and next ch.  Ch1 and turn.
2.  SC2tog.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  See pic for help with where to attach pieces.

Hanger: 
1.  Join brown yarn in the center back of the stem.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.

C.  Turkey:
Feathers (make 5):
1.  Use your colors of choice for each feather color.  Ch11.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 SC in each of the next 3 ch.  1 HDC in each of the next 3 ch.  1 DC in each of the next 2 ch.  3 DC in the last ch.  Rotate to work on opposite side of base ch.  1 DC in each of the next 2 ch.  1 HDC in each of the next 3 ch.  1 SC in each of the next 3 ch.  Sl st to join.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.

Beak:
1.  With yellow yarn and 2.0mm hook, 3 SC into MR.  Sl st join and ch1.  (3)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)

Wattle:
1.  With red yarn and 2.0mm hook, Ch6.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  FO.  Leave a tail for attaching.  

Pompom Tail:
1.  With orange yarn, wrap around 3 fingers 20 times.  Tie a knot in the center.  Trim and attach.  

Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends.
  
D.  Frankenstein:
Eyes:
I used 2 black buttons.  You could use black yarn, ch4 and sl st into first ch and FO to attach.

Scar:
I used black yarn and embroidered on the side of the face.

Mouth:
I used black yarn to embroider mouth.

Nose:
1.  With black yarn, Ch3.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next.  Turn.  (2)
2.  SC2tog.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (1)

Hair:
1.  With black yarn, Ch8.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
2.  3 HDC in 1st st, sl st into the next 2 st, 3 HDC in the next st, sl st into the next 2 st and 3 HDC in the last st.  FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  See pics for help with placement.

Ears (make 2):
1.  With green yarn and 2.0mm hook, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next.  Rep around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (9)
3.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (9)
4.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next.  Rep around.  Sl st join and ch1.  (6)
5.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)
See pics for help with placement.  (place on each lower end side of the face)


Hanger: 
1.  Join main yarn in the center top.  Ch10 and sl st to center top.  FO and weave ends. 
And, that's it!!!  Use the base pattern to make the softie and then just add your features.  Simple and cute with a lot of options in using these for your seasonal and yearly home decor.  Or, to simply give to a child as a toy....PIN NOW and make these cute SOFTIES in the fall and winter...

Happy Crocheting...

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