Thursday, November 29, 2018

Easy Buffalo Plaid Hat...

I’ve got to admit, this was a fun project to work on. I didn’t know how it would turn out overall with me and plaid. And, surprisingly, I really love it.

I used worsted weight yarn in white, black, red and burgundy with a 6.0mm hook.

Buffalo Plaid Hat


I will update blog SOON with patterns...


Happy Crocheting...



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dallas Cowboys Hat & Pant Set - 0-3 months

I made this adorable hat and pant set for my newest little cousin, Kaden.  He is Texan-born, so I'm sure he's going to find himself a Dallas Cowboys fan when he gets older. 

I used  Red Heart Super Saver, #4 worsted weight yarn, in grey, blue and white.  I also added a decorative button to the hat and pants. 

Dallas Cowboys Hat & Pant Set 
Size:  0-3 months
Size:  0 - 3 months old (18" round waist and 12" total length - 5" from waistband to crotch and 7" from crotch to ankle)

You can easily customize to the size of your liking:
1.  For the hat, add additional increase rounds;
2.  For the pants, start with more chains to reach the size you need, just make sure you have an odd number.

Materials:
--4.0mm hook
--#4 yarn in grey, blue or white
--(2) decorative buttons (optional)
--tapestry needle for weaving

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

Directions:


Hat:

1.  With grey yarn, 8 HDC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (16)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (32)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
 
     48 HDC stitches = 5" diameter
     5" diameter x 3.14 = 15.7 head circumference  
 
7-10.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 10, FO and weave ends.  Join white yarn.  (48)
11.  With white yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Weave ends.  (48)
12.  Join blue yarn in any st and Ch1.  FPHDC around the first post st, then BPHDC around the next post st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
13-15.  Rep #12.  At the end of Round 15, FO and weave ends.  (48)
16.  Join grey yarn.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st.  FO and weave ends.

Pom:
1.  With blue and white yarn held together, wrap 15-20 times around 3 of your fingers.  Tie a secure knot in the center.  Trim and fluff pom.  Attach to top center of hat.  
 
Star:
I made a simple star with blue yarn.  I then used white yarn and the tapestry needle to embroider the star shape.  I then added a football button to the center of the star.  I then attached the star to the hat.
 
There are lots of free star patterns listed on Pinterest.  Mine is just a simple pattern.
 
Pants:
Waistband:
1.  With grey yarn, Ch45.  Sl st join to the first ch and Ch1 to form a ring.  Keeping the ring from twisting, you will want to place 1 HDC in each ch around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (45)
2-4.  For these rounds, you will work *FPHDC around the post of the first st, then BPHDC around the post of the next st.*  Rep from * to * around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (45)

At the end of Round 4, FO grey yarn and weave ends.  Your waistband is complete.  Now, to move on to the body portion:

5.  Join white yarn with a sl st, Ch1.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (45)
6.  Join blue yarn with a sl st, Ch1.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (45)
7.  Rep #6.
8.  Rep #6.  At the end of this round, you will FO yarn and weave ends.  (45)
9.  Join white yarn with a sl st, Ch1.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (48)
10-12.  For the next 3 rounds, with gray yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)

Forming the first leg:
13.  1 HDC in each of the first 22 st.  Then you will sl st join to the first st.  This is the start of the first leg.  
14-25.  These rounds will be completed as follows:  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (22)

     At the end of Round 25, you will slip st join and FO yarn.  Weave ends.  

26.  With white yarn, 1 HDC in each st around. Sl st join and FO.  Weave ends.  (22)
27.  With blue yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to the first st and Ch1.  (22)
28.  With blue yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to the first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (22)
29.  With white yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Weave ends.  (22)  
30.  With grey yarn, 1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Weave ends.  (22)

Forming the second leg:
Rep steps 13 through 30 to make the second leg.  You may notice a very small opening in the crotch area.  No worries.  Once you have completed with making both of the legs, turn wrong side out and use your tapestry needle to whipstitch close the small opening.

Belt (optional):
1.  With blue yarn, I chained 75.  I SC in the 2nd ch from the hook and into each ch around.  FO.
2.  I then weaved the belt in and out of Round 2.  I secured each ends of the belt with double-knots.  

Button:  (optional)
I added a blue decorative button to the front center of the pants. 

And, that just about sums up my version of a Dallas Cowboys Hat and Pant Set.  Below, is my super adorable little cousin, Kaden, wearing his Dallas Cowboys Hat and Pants.  And I have one word to sum this up -- ADORABLE!!!!!!!!
 Happy Crocheting...
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Easy Ribbed Hats...

I'm in love with the simplicity and ease of making these "Easy Ribbed Hats".  Virtually so easy to make and size to any head.  These are worked tube-style.

Quick, easy and makes awesome gifts, especially for Christmas. Worsted weight yarn with a 6.0mm hook is all you need to make affordable, stylish hats for your family and friends...

With our budget this year, I know my family and friends, will be receiving hats and maybe scarves/cowls if time allows.

Easy Ribbed Hats

Materials:
--6.0mm hook (or your size of choice)
--worsted weight yarn (or your weight yarn choice)
--faux fur pom (optional)
--tape measure
--tapestry needle for weaving

Special Note:
You can use any yarn, stitch or hook size you want.   You can opt to make a band to turn up for your hat.  There are literally so many variations to make so many different designs using the same basic concept. 


Directions:
1.  You will make a rectangular-shaped piece - measure center top of head to above, at or below the ear (depending on your preference) and then measure your head circumference.  This will make up "width x length" for your rectangular-shaped piece.  If you want a snug hat, then you can reduce 1-2" from your length.  Personally, I like mine to be a little more loose than too snug. 

2.  Slip stitch or whipstitch the short ends together, with right sides facing.

3.  Close the top, by weaving yarn in and out of the last row.  Pull tail tight and weave yarn in and out to secure the top closed.

4.  Turn right side out and add a pom (optional) - fur or yarn.

5.  Add a border to the front of the hat (optional).


With a Faux Fur Pom:

Without a Pom:

Get creative and make tons (or a few) hats for this Christmas Season.  You are definitely sure to put some smiles on faces.  And, please share your completed pictures.  On Instagram, #rilla2u and I will add your picture(s) to my blog!!!  

Happy Crocheting...

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--don't use/claim my pics as your own
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mr. Grinch Tissue Box Cover

With the new Grinch movie out, I decided to make a Grinch Tissue Box Cover.  This pattern really does work up fast.  I frogged it a couple times and still managed to complete the entire project in one evening.

I used 3 brands of #4 worsted weight yarn — simply because I just grabbed what I had easily assessible to get to.  Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice, RHSS, ILTY.

Tissue Covers are quick seasonal projects to complete and affordably use around the house throughout the year.  It doesn't take a lot of yarn and you can make some really cute covers.

Mr. Grinch Tissue Box Cover Pattern
Materials:
--#4 worsted weight yarn in green (I used Kelly Green - Vanna’s Choice), Yellow and Black (RHSS) and Red and White (I Love This Yarn) 
--5mm hook
--Tissue Box, size 4.5"x 5"
--tapestry needle

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)
FPHDC:  front post half double crochet
BPHDC:  back post half double crochet
Rep:  repeat 
Sk:  skip 
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Special Note:  I made my Grinch a little slouchy.  I did not want mine tight-fitting around the tissue box cover.  So, please be aware of this.  Now, you can reduce 1-2 rows of green and 1 row of white.  

Directions:
Sides:
(This makes all 4 sides in one piece...)

1.  Starting with green yarn, ch 56.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (55)
2.  HDC in each st across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (55)
3-11.  Rep # 2.  At the end of Row 11, FO green yarn and leave a long enough tail to whipstitch the 11 rows of green together later on.  Join the white yarn.  (55)
Border of Hat:
12.  With white yarn, HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (55)
13-14.  FPHDC around first post, BPHDC around next post.  Rep across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 14, FO and leave a long enough tail for whipstitching the white ends together.  (55)

Before starting the body of the hat, go ahead and whipstitch the ends together.  With right sides facing, whipstitch together and weave ends.  Then turn, right side out.

Top/Hat:
1.  Join red tarn in any stitch and Ch1.  HDC in same st and around.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (55)
2-3.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (55)
4.  *HDC2tog, HDC in the next 8 st.* Rep from * to * 4 more times.  Into the last 5 st, 1 HDC in each one.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (50).
5.  *HDC2tog, HDC in the next 3 st.*  Rep from * to * around.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
6.  *HDC2tog, HDC in the next 2 st.*  Rep from * to * around.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (30)
7.  HDC in the next 20 st.  Sk over the last 10 (this is going to create the opening for the tissues) and Sl St join to first st.  Ch1.  (20)
8.  HDC in each st around.  Sl at join to first st and Ch1.  (20)
9-12.  Rep #8.
13.  HDC2tog 10x.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (10)
14-15.  HDC in each st around.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (10)
16.  HDC2tog 5x.  Sl St join to first st and Ch1.  (5)
17.  HDC around.  Sl St join to first st and FO.  Leave tail to close up opening.  Weave ends.  (5)

Pompom:
1.  With white yarn, I wrapped around 4 of my fingers 50 times.  Tied knot in center; trimmed with scissors and attached to the end.

Nose:
1.  With black yarn 6 sc into MR.  Sl St join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail to attach.  (6)

Eyes:
Outer (make 2):
1.  With yellow, make a MR and Ch1.  Into ring, 2 SC, 2 HDC, 2 DC and 2 TC.  Pull tail to tighten center but do not join.  In last st, join black yarn and Ch1.  Leave a long enough yellow tail for joining.  (8)
2.  With black yarn, you will work across the bottom.  3 SC into the side of the last TC st, 1 SC st into the center and 2 SC st into the first SC st.  FO and leave a long enough black tail for attaching. (6)

Inner (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 4 sc into MR.  Sl St join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail to attach inner to outer ear.  (4)

Eyebrows and Mouth:
1.  Use black yarn and embroider.

Before facial features...
 
Assembly:
1.  Attach inner eye to outer eye.  Then attach to cover.
2.  Attach nose.
3.  Embroider mouth and eyebrows.
4.  Make sure the tissue opening is in the back and the hat hangs over the side or toward the front.

That’s it for Mr. Grinch.  Quick and easy project.
 


Check out my LINK for Santa's Tissue Box Cover...

Here’s the LINK for my Snowman Tissue Box Cover...
Happy Crocheting...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Christmas Cheer Cuddlers - Penguin

And, here is my fifth pattern in my "CHRISTMAS CHEER CUDDLERS" - Penguin.  All of my Cuddlers are made from the same basic pattern with feature variations to individualize.

I made these Rag doll style which means they are not overly stuffed with Polyfil.  These are perfect for the kids, for decorating around the house, attach to a wreath, nestle in or under your tree, sit on your shelf/table/mantle/bed...just lots of different ways to show off each one...

So, I hope you all will enjoy making your very own PENGUIN!!!

Christmas Cheer Cuddlers - Penguin Pattern

Size:   approx. 12" tall

Gauge:  Not important for this project

Materials:
--4.0mm & 5.0mm hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in Black, Green, Red, White and Yellow
--(2) 15mm black safety eyes - eyes
--Polyfil
--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
SC3tog:  single crochet 3 stitches together
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
Sk:  skip
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Penguin:

Directions:
Head/Body Panel (make 2):
1.  With Black yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch15.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 12 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 14 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 16 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
6-20.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
21.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 16 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
22.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 14 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
23.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 12 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
24.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 10 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
25.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
26.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 10 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
27.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 12 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
28-35.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
36.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 12 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
37.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 10 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
38.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 8 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
39.  1 SC in each st across.  FO and weave ends.  (10)

Make a second panel.  One panel is your front piece and the second panel is your back piece.  Before joining the two panels together, you will need to make the features for the front side.

Belly:
1.  With White yarn and 5.0mm hook, 8 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (16)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (32)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long tail for attaching.  (48)

Face:
1.  With White yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch12.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch.  Sl st into each of the next 3 ch.  SC in each of the remaining 4 ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (8 SC and 3 Sl st)
2.  SC in the first 4 st.  Sl st in the next 3 st.  SC in the last 4 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (8 SC and 3 Sl st)
3-6.  Rep #2.
7.  SC around.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching. 

Eyes:
1.  Attach safety eyes at Rows 4-5 of the Face section.
2.  Use black yarn and embroider eyebrows.

Nose:
1.  With Yellow yarn and 4.0mm hook, Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and remaining 2 ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
3.  SC3tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
4.  SC.  FO and leave a long enough tail to attach to center of Face section.  (see pic with help with placement)

Wings (make 2):
1.  With Black yarn and 5.0mm hook, 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 Ch1.  (9)
3-4.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (9)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in the next 8 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (10)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in the next 9 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (11)
7.   2 SC in first st, 1 SC in the next 10 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
8.   2 SC in first st, 1 SC in the next 11 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (13)
9.   2 SC in first st, 1 SC in the next 12 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (14)
10.   2 SC in first st, 1 SC in the next 13 st.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Close up opening.  Leave a tail for joining Round 1 to the side of each body.  Don't attach to body yet.  (15)  

Scarf:
1.  With Green yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch 71.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  FO and weave ends.

Feet (make 4):
You will make 4 feet.  Whipstitch 2 together to make 1 foot.  
1.  With Yellow yarn and 4.0mm hook, Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
4.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  *3 DC in first st, sl st in next st,* rep from * to * one more time.  3 DC in last st.  FO and leave a long enough tail to whipstitch together. 

Hat:
1.  With Red yarn and 5.0mm hook, 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 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO Red yarn.  Join White yarn and Ch1.  (24)
5.  With White yarn, 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 5 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (28)
6-8.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 8, FO White yarn and join Red yarn.  (28)
9.  With Red yarn, 1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (28)
10.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching the hat to the top of the Penguin's head.  Weave any ends.  (28)

Pompom:
1.  With Red, White and Green yarn held together, I wrapped it 15-20 times around 3 fingers.  Tied double knot in the center and then trimmed with scissors.

Assembly:
1.  Attach the belly to the center body section.
2.  Attach eyes, nose and eyebrows to face section; then attach face to the head portion.
3.  Whipstitch or SC your front and back panels together.  As you close the bottom, insert feet to close up feet between the 2 panels.  Before finishing off, add Poly-fil. Lightly stuff.
4.  Attach wings on each side of the body.
5.  Wrap scarf around neck and tie off.
6.  At the top, I used a tapestry needle and Black yarn to add hair.  Just insert in stitch and tie in a double knot.  Make as much or as few hair strands you want.  I made mine about 1/2" long.
7.  Attach hat.  I attached mine on the right side of the head.   

Super cute and easy project to complete in one evening.
 Below, you will find the links to the Turkey, Snowman, Elf and Santa Cuddlers.  Click on the links to go directly to the patterns...


And, that's it for my "Holiday Cheer Cuddlers..."  I hope you all will enjoy 1 or all 5 of these patterns.  Be sure to share your pictures.  I'd love to see your finished Cuddlers.

Happy Crocheting...

Legal:
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--don't use/claim my pics as your own
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--don't share my pattern electronically or in print format (without prior consent) but provide a link to my blog

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Christmas Cheer Cuddlers - Elf

Today, I want to share my fourth pattern in my "CHRISTMAS CHEER CUDDLERS" - Elf.  All of my Cuddlers are made from the same basic pattern with feature variations to individualize.

I made these Rag doll style which means they are not overly stuffed with Polyfil.  These are perfect for the kids, for decorating around the house, attach to a wreath, nestle in or under your tree, sit on your shelf/table/mantle/bed...just lots of different ways to show off each one...

So, I hope you all will enjoy making your very own ELF!!!

Christmas Cheer Cuddlers - Elf Pattern

Size:   approx. 18" tall

Gauge:  Not important for this project

Materials:
--4.0mm & 5.0mm hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in Green, Red, Aran White, Black, Gold, Yellow and Pink
--less than 15 inches of Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in White for the boot cuffs
--(2) 15mm black safety eyes - eyes
--Polyfil
--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
SC3tog:  single crochet 3 stitches together
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
TC:  triple crochet

Sk:  skip
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Elf:

Directions:
Head/Body Panel (make 2):
1.  With Green yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch15.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 12 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 14 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 16 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
6-20.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
21.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 16 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
22.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 14 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
23.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 12 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
24.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 10 st, SC2tog.  FO Green yarn and join Aran yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
25.  With Aran color, 1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
26.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 10 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
27.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 12 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
28-35.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
36.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 12 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
37.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 10 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
38.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 8 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
39.  1 SC in each st across.  FO and weave ends.  (10)

Make a second panel.  One panel is your front piece and the second panel is your back piece.  Before joining the two panels together, you will need to make the features for the front side.

Eyes:
1.  Attach safety eyes at Rows 34 or 35.

Eyebrows:
1.  Embroider with black yarn.

Nose:
1.  With Aran yarn and 4.0mm hook, make a MR.  Into the MR, 2 SC, 2 HDC, 2 SC and 2 HDC.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
2.  SC 2 x, HDC 2x, SC 2x, HDC 2x.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (8)

Mouth:  
1.  Embroider with black yarn.

Cheeks (make 2):
1.  With Pink yarn and 4.0mm hook, 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)

Neck Border:
1.  With Red yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch12.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
2.  1 SC in the first 3 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
3.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  SC3tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
5.  SC.  FO and weave ends.  (1)
6.  Join Red yarn in the 5th st of Row 1 and repeat steps #2-5.
7.  Join Red yarn in the 9th st of Row 1 and repeat steps #2-5.

Ears (make 2):
1.  With Aran yarn and 5.0mm hook, 6 SC MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in the first st, 1 SC in each of the remaining st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (7)
3.  2 SC in the first st, 1 SC in each of the remaining st.  St st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
4.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
5.  2 SC in the first st, 1 SC in each of the remaining st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (9)
6.  2 SC in the first st, 1 SC in each of the remaining st.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (10)

Arms (make 2):
For the arms, you are going to make a total of 4.  2 arms (1 on each side) for each panel:
1.  With 5.0mm hook, join Green yarn at Row 18 with a sl st and Ch1.  SC into same st.  SC in the end stitches of Row 18-21.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2-8.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 8, FO Green yarn and join Aran yarn.  (4)
9.  With Aran yarn, 1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
10.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
11.  SC2tog.  Rep.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
12.  SC2tog.  FO.  Leave a long enough tail for joining. 


Legs (make 2):
For the legs, you are going to make a total of 4.  2 (1 on each side) for each panel: 
1.  With Red yarn and 5.0mm hook, join yarn in the last st of Row 1 with a sl st and Ch1.  SC in same st.  SC into the next 3 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Switch to White yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
3-4.  With White yarn, 1 SC in each st across.  At the end of Row 4, switch to Red yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
5-6.  With Red yarn, 1 SC in each st across.  At the end of Row 6, switch to White yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
7-8.  With White yarn, 1 SC in each st across.  At the end of Row 8, switch to Red yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
9-10.  With Red yarn, 1 SC in each st across.  At the end of Row 10, switch to White yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
11-12.  With White yarn, 1 SC in each st across.  At the end of Row 12, FO and weave ends.  (4)
3-8.  Rep #2.  At the end of Row 8, FO Red yarn and join black yarn.  Ch1.  (4)

Now, you are ready to start the assembly portion before we complete the Slippers, Belt, Buckle, Hair and Hat. 

Assembly:
1.  Make sure you have added the eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, nose and mouth to the face.
2.  Whipstitch join the front and back panels together.  If so desired, you can SC around your Cuddler.  Just make sure, whichever method you decide on, that you use the correct yarn color for joining together (green to green sections; Aran to Aran sections, red to red sections and white to white sections).
3.  Before you finish off joining, add Polyfil.  Remember, this is made Rag Doll style so don't over-stuff.
4.  Whipstitch attach the neck border at Row 25.
5.  Attach the ears to each side of the head.
 
Now, you are ready to continue with making the Slippers, Belt, Buckle, Hair and Hat...

Slippers (make 2):
1.  With Green yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch19.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
2-4.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 4, FO and leave a long tail.
5.  Fold slipper left to right and whipstitch down the short end and across the bottom. FO and weave ends.
6.  With Pipsqueak yarn, you can attach in any stitch on top and SC around.  OR, you can use your tapestry needle and weave it across the top.  (NOTE:  if you SC around the top, you will use a little more than the specified amount listed above)
7.  For the front of the slipper, I made a MR and placed 6 SC st into it.  Sl st joined to first st and FO, leaving a tail to attach it to the front of the slipper.

Attach each slipper to the bottom of each leg.  


Belt:
1.  With Black yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch41.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (40)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  FO.  Leave a long tail for joining belt to body.  

Buckle:
1.  With Gold yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch25.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  FO.  Leave a long tail for joining buckle to the belt and body.

See my pics for belt/buckle placement. 

Hat:
1.  With White yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch30.  Sl st join to first ch to form a ring.  SC in each st around.  (30)
2-4.  1 SC in each st around.  At the end of Round 4, FO White yarn and join Green yarn.  Ch1.  (30)
5.  1 SC in each st around. Sl st join and Ch1.  (1)
6-12.  Rep #5.
13.  SC2tog, 1 SC in the next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
14.  SC2tog, 1 SC in the next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
15.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
16.  SC2tog, 1 SC in the next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
17.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
18.  SC2tog.  Rep 5 more times.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
19-24.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 24, FO and weave ends.  (6)

Pompom:
1.  With White yarn, I wrapped 20-25 times around 3 fingers.  Tied double knot in the center and then trimmed with scissors.  Fluff and attach pompom to tip. 

Use White yarn and tapestry needle to attach hat around top of head.  I also used Green yarn and tapestry needle and made a few whipstitches to make the hat's bent shape near the top.

Hair:
1.  With yellow yarn and 5.0mm hook, I joined yarn with a sl st at the top right, just inside of the ear and below the hat.  *Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch.  Sl st in next st.*  Rep from * to * across the top of the forehead until you're at the last st just inside of the ear.  FO and weave ends. 

And, that's it!!!!  Super cute and easy project to complete in one evening. 
 
 
Below, you will find the links to the Turkey, Snowman and Santa Cuddlers.  Click on the links to go directly to the patterns...



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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Cheer Cuddlers - Santa

Today, I want to share my second pattern in my "CHRISTMAS CHEER CUDDLERS" - Santa Claus.  All of my Cuddlers are made from the same basic pattern with feature variations to individualize.

I made these Rag doll style which means they are not overly stuffed with Polyfil.  These are perfect for the kids, for decorating around the house, attach to a wreath, nestle in or under your tree, sit on your shelf/table/mantle/bed...just lots of different ways to show off each one...

So, I hope you all will enjoy making your very own SANTA!!!

Christmas Cheer Cuddlers - Santa Pattern
Size:   approx. 18" tall

Gauge:  Not important for this project

Materials:
--4.0mm & 5.0mm hooks
--#4 worsted weight yarn in Red, Aran White, Black, Green and Gold (I used RHSS yarn)
--less than 15 inches of Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in White for the boot cuffs
--(2) 15mm black safety eyes - eyes
--Polyfil--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
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
TC:  triple crochet
FLO:  front loops only
Sk:  skip
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Santa:

Directions:
Head/Body Panel (make 2):
1.  With Red yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch15.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 12 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 14 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 16 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
6-20.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
21.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 16 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
22.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 14 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
23.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 12 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
24.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 10 st, SC2tog.  FO Red yarn and join Aran yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
25.  With Aran color, 1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
26.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 10 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
27.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 12 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
28-35.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
36.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 12 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
37.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 10 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
38.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 8 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
39.  1 SC in each st across.  FO and weave ends.  (10)

Make a second panel.  One panel is your front piece and the second panel is your back piece.  Before joining the two panels together, you will need to make the features for the front side.

Eyes:
1.  Attach safety eyes at Rows 34 or 35.
 Mustache:
1.  With White yarn and 4.0mm hook, Ch12.  SC in 2nd ch from hook. DC in the next ch. TC in next 2 ch.  HDC in next ch.  Sl st in next ch.  HDC in next ch.  TC in next 2 ch.  DC in next ch.  SC in last ch.  (11)
2.  Ch4.  Sl st into first ch.  Rotate and work on the base ch.  SC in the first 4 ch.  Sl st into the next 3 ch.  SC in the  last 4 ch.  Ch4.  Sl st into the first ch.  FO and leave a long enough tail to attach.  (see below pic for placement)


Mouth:
1.  With Red yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch6.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next ch.  SC in the next ch.  Sl st in each of the last 2 ch.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (4 sl st and 1 st)  (see below pic for placement)

Beard/Hair:
1.  With White yarn and 5.0mm hook, join yarn at the end stitch of Row 37 with a sl st and Ch1.  Into same st, *SC.  Sk next st.  Then work 5 DC into the next st.*  Rep 2 more times.  Now you should be ready to work across Row 25.  Ch12.  Work from * to * up the opposite side 3 times.
2.  For the beard portion, join the yarn into the Ch12 space.  HDC 12 times.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
3.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
4.  *SC in first st, Sk next st.  5 DC into next st.  Sk next st. * Rep across.  SC in last st.  FO.

For the Back Panel, you will only complete step 1, omitting the Ch12 portion.  You will only want the hair on each side of the face portion.  (See below pic.)  

Arms (make 2):
For the arms, you are going to make 2 arms (1 on each side) for each panel:
1.  With 5.0mm hook, join Red yarn at Row 18 with a sl st and Ch1.  SC into same st.  SC in the end stitches of Row 19-21.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
3-6.  Rep #2.  At the end of Row 6, FO Red yarn and join White yarn.  Ch1.  (4)
7.  You will work this Row in the FLO.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in the next 2 st, 2 SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
8.  1 SC in each st across.  FO and weave ends. 

Hands (make 2):
For the hands, you are only going to make 2.  The hands will not be joined until you are joining the Front and Back Panels together.
1.  With Green yarn and 5.0mm hook, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
3.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (12)
4.  SC2tog.  Rep 5 more times.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
5.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and Ch1.  (6)
6-7.  Rep #5.  At the end of Round 7, FO and leave a tail for attaching.
8.  For the thumb, I made a Ch4.  Sl st into first ch.  (picot stitch created) FO and attach to the side. 

Legs/Boots (make 2):
For the legs/boots, you are going to make 2 (1 on each side) for each panel: 
1.  With Red yarn and 5.0mm hook, join yarn in the last st of Row 1 with a sl st and Ch1.  SC in same st.  SC into the next 3 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
3-8.  Rep #2.  At the end of Row 8, FO Red yarn and join black yarn.  Ch1.  (4)
Boots:
9.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
10-11.  Rep #9.
12.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch3.  Turn. (make sure your Ch3 is on the outside since this is forming the boot shape)
13.  SC in the 2nd ch from hook and next ch.  SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
14.  SC in each st across.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching.  (6)
Make 2nd leg for panel.  Then, repeat 2 more times for the second panel.  

Now, you are ready to start the assembly portion.

Assembly:
1.  Whipstitch join the front and back panels together.  Be sure to position the hands between the Front and Back arm sections to attach.  If so desired, you can SC around your Cuddler.  Just make sure, whichever method you decide on, that you use the correct yarn color for joining together (red to red sections; white to white sections; black to black sections). 
2.  Before you finish off joining, add Polyfil.  Remember, this is made Rag Doll style so don't over-stuff.
3.  With Pipsqueak yarn and tapestry needle, whipstitch around top of Boot to make a cuff.

Now, you are ready to continue with making the Belt, Buckle and Hat...


Belt:
1.  With Black yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch41.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (40)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  FO.  Leave a long tail for joining belt to body.  

Buckle:
1.  With Gold yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch25.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  FO.  Leave a long tail for joining buckle to the belt and body.

See my pics for belt/buckle placement. 

Hat:
1.  With White yarn and 5.0mm hook, Ch30.  Sl st join to first ch to form a ring.  SC in each st around.  (30)
2-4.  1 SC in each st around.  At the end of Round 4, FO White yarn and join Red yarn.  Ch1.  (30)
5.  1 SC in each st around. Sl st join and Ch1.  (1)
6-12.  Rep #5.
13.  SC2tog, 1 SC in the next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
14.  SC2tog, 1 SC in the next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
15.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
16.  SC2tog, 1 SC in the next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
17.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
18.  SC2tog.  Rep 5 more times.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
19-24.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 24, FO and weave ends.  (6)

Pompom:
1.  With White yarn, I wrapped 20-25 times around 3 fingers.  Tied double knot in the center and then trimmed with scissors.  Fluff and attach pompom to tip. 

Use White yarn and tapestry needle to attach hat around top of head.  I also used Red yarn and tapestry needle and made a few whipstitches to make the hat's bent shape near the top.

And, that's it!!!!  Super cute and easy project to complete in one evening.  Below, you will find the links to the Turkey and the Snowman Cuddlers.  Click on the links to go directly to the patterns...



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