Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mouse Ears Headband Free Crochet Pattern






















Mouse Ears Headband FREE CROCHET PATTERN
Materials:
Size h-5.0mm Crochet hook
All yarn is medium weight; worsted 4ply
Ice Yarn Favorite
Red (Color A) and Black (Color B)
Yarn Needle

Gauge:
4inches =11 stitches and 13 rows.

Legend:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc)

Newborn: Ch36
3-6 Months: Ch42
9-12 Months Ch48
Toddler: Ch54
Child: Ch60
Teen/Adult Ch70

You can adjust the size by the count of 2 to increase or decrease the size to customize.

Usage:
- You may use the finished items for personal and commercial use.
- You must use your own photos as a representation of your work.
- You may not use the photo(s) shown.
- Do not resell, share or redistribute the pattern.

How to Read this Pattern:
1. When a number is before the command, such as 3hdc, you will work in the SAME stitch.
2. When a number is AFTER the command, such as hdc3, you will work that command in the number of FOLLOWING stitches.
3. The number in parenthesis () at the end of the round is the TOTAL number of stitches for that round. 

To begin
Determine the chain amount by the sizes above. Using Color A, ch determined amount, sl st to the first chain to join. Do not twist.
Row 1: Ch2 (this does not count as a stitch here and throughout), dc in same chain as the ch2 and in each chain around, sl st to the first stitch to join.
Rows 2-3: Ch2, fpdc, bpdc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the row, sl st to the first stitch to join.
Row 3: Fasten off Color A, join Color B. Ch2, dc in each stitch, sl st to the first stitch to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Small ears:
Using Color B, ch2.
Round 1: In the first chain, 6sc, do not join (6 sts).
Round 2: Working continuously in the round, 2sc in each stitch (12 sts).
Round 3: * sc, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (18 sts).
Round 4: * sc2, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (24 sts).
Round 5: * sc3, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (30 sts).
Sl st to the first stitch of the last round to join. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Medium ears:
Round 1: In the first chain, 6sc, do not join (6 sts).
Round 2: Working continuously in the round, 2sc in each stitch (12 sts).
Round 3: * sc, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (18 sts).
Round 4: * sc2, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (24 sts).
Round 5: * sc3, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (30 sts).
Round 6: * sc4, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (36 sts).
Sl st to the first stitch of the last round to join. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Large ears:
Using Color B, ch2.
Round 1: In the first chain, 6sc, do not join (6 sts).
Round 2: Working continuously in the round, 2sc in each stitch (12 sts).
Round 3: * sc, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (18 sts).
Round 4: * sc2, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (24 sts).
Round 5: * sc3, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (30 sts).
Round 6: * sc4, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (36 sts).
Round 7: * sc5, 2sc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round (42 sts).
Sl st to the first stitch of the last round to join. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

NOTE: If you want your ears to be even larger, continue to increase as you have been each row, increasing by the count 6 each row.

Using the yarn needle, sew the ears onto the band. I recommend that you sew the lower part of the ear down on the band so that the ear will stay flat and stand up.

Bow: 
Using Color A, ch7.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each across.
Row 2-12: Turn, ch3, dc in each stitch. 
Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

Using Color A, wrap the center of the bow. Fasten off on the back securely. Using yarn needle and sew onto band in between the ears to finish.
TIP: I also made sure that the edges of the bow were also sewn down to keep the bow in place as I wanted.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Lion Blanket



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What you need:
Size h-5.0mm and N-9mm Crochet hook
All yarn is medium weight; worsted 4ply
Vanna’s Choice: blue, yellow, olive green, rust orange
Yarn Needle

Measurement: Before edging it is a 30x50 blanket

Gauge: NA

Legend:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)

Number in parenthesis is how many stitches per row [ex.: (6)=6 stitches for that row]
Base Blanket
With blue and N/9.0mm hook
Ch 91.
Row 1: Sc in the first ch and across (90 stitches).
Row 20-end: *Ch 1, sc in the back loop of each stitch across. Repeat from the * for a total of 80 rows. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Border
Join in the yellow on one corner.
*Ch 3, sc in the first chain from hook. Sc in the next chain. Sc back to the next stitch. Repeat from the * around the entire blanket.

Use your 5.0mm hook for the body and grass.

Lion head:
Using yellow, Ch 2; sl st to make ring;
Round 1: Sc in the first chain 6 times (total of 6 stitches)
Round 2: Working continuously in the round, 2sc in ‘each’ of the next 6sc (12 sts)
Round 3: *sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * to complete round (18 stitches)
Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * to complete round (24 stitches)
Round 5: *sc 3, 2sc in next sc repeat from * to complete round (30 stitches)
Round 6: *sc 4, 2sc in next sc repeat from * to complete round (36 stitches)
Round 7: *sc 5, 2sc in next sc repeat from * to complete round (42 stitches)
Round 8: *sc 6, 2sc in next sc repeat from * to complete round (48 stitches)
Round 9: *sc 7, 2sc in next sc repeat from * to complete round (54 stitches)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Join the orange where you fasten off.
Round 1: *Ch 6. Skip one stitch, sl st to the next in the next stitch.Repeat from the * around.
When you finish with the back loops continue with the shorter section as follows:
Round 2: *Ch 4, skip one stitch, sl st to the next in the BUT it will be in the open stitch that you skipped on the previous round. Repeat from the *.



Eyes: Make 2
Ch 2, sc in the first chain 6 times. Slip stitch to join the round. Leave a tail of about 6-10 inches to sew onto face.

Nose:
Ch 4, sc in the first stitch from the hook and across (3 stitches)
Ch 1, sc across (3)
Turn, sc decrease, sc decrease (use the middle stitch for both decreases)
Turn sc decrease.
Ch 1 and sc along the outside of the triangle.
Sl st to the previous ch 1 when you finish the outside sc and leave a tail of approx 10 to sew onto face.
Now, Sew the eyes, ears, and nose into place with the yarn needle.
Ears: make 2
Ch 5
Sc in the first chain and across (4)
Sc in the first stitch and across. Repeat this row 2 more times
Sc decrease, sc decrease
Sc decrease the last 2 stitches and fasten off.

With your yarn needle, use the black to stitch the mouth into place.
With yarn needle, use the brown to stitch the whiskers and eye brows onto the face.
Keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how ‘neat’ it looks on the back as you
sew the face on. It will be hidden after you sew it onto the blanket.

Body:
Ch 21
Sc in the first chain on hook and across
Ch 1, sc back across row and repeat this row 6 more times
Ch 1, sc 15 (you’re going to make the middle of the body here)
*Ch 1, sc back across the row (15). Repeat from * 6 more times.
You should be at the top.
Ch 1, sc 15, ch 6
Sc in the first chain from hook and across (20)
Ch 1, sc back across row and repeat this line 6 more times.
Ch 1 and sc around the outside of the body one complete time.

Now, place the body in the center of the blanket.
Keep it in place by running your hooks through it or pencils.
Using yarn needle, sew around the edges starting at the top. You can line it up on one of the exposed lines of loops. Next, Add the head on the left edge of the body. Use the yellow and the yarn needle and just sew it on the yellow stitching, not the orange. Don’t sew the ears down, leave them loose and ‘3D’.

Tail:
Ch 20
Sc in the first stitch and back across. Fasten off and leave a tail of yarn of about 15 inches to sew onto blanket. Now, as you sew the tail on you can curve it and sew it down. Just turn it as you sew it down. Sew up one side and down the other.

End of the tail:
Join your orange yarn in with a sl st to the blanket. Ch 6, sl st to the same spot and you can use the few stitches to do the same. Ch 6, and sl st to the same stitch. Do this 6-8 times. Fasten off securely.

Bottom row of grass:
Count 10 stitches from each side. This is how long you’re going to make the ‘grass’ on the bottom row.
Join your green
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yarn in with a slip stitch.
*In the same stitch: Ch 6, sl st to the same stitch, ch 4, sl st to the same stitch
In the next stitch: ch 3, sl st to the same stitch, ch 6, sl st to the same stitch
Repeat from the * to the end of your row (which is 10 stitches from the end)
Fasten off.

Top row of grass:
Count 3 stitches from each leg of the lion.
Join in your yarn and work from the * above for 10 stitches.
Do this on each side.
Fasten off each side securely.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Fancy Slippers for Ladies




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Materials:
Hook: G/6-4.0mm (or hook that obtains gauge)
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice
Color used: Twilight
Yarn Needle
Sewing needle and Thread
Large Button

Legend:
Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)
Skip (sk)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Gauge: 
16 sts x 16 rows = 4” square in sc





Notes:
1.      The Slippers are worked in rows, and then is joined and finished by sewing the back together and joining the top in a point..
2.      You will add the button just as finishing touch. It is not binding or holding in any manner.

Measurement: 
Adult sizes 5-10. 


To begin:
Small: Size 5-6 (approximate 8 inches long plus toe point)
Ch23.
Row 1: Turn,  hdc in second chain from hook (22 sts).
Row 2: Turn, ch2, hdc in first stitch from hook and in each across (22 sts).
Rows 3- 23: Turn, ch2, hdc in first stitch from hook and in each across (22 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Medium: Size 7-8 (approximate 9 inches long plus toe point)
Ch23.
Row 1: Turn,  hdc in second chain from hook (22 sts).
Row 2: Turn, ch2, hdc in first stitch from hook and in each across (22 sts).
Rows 3- 25: Turn, ch2, hdc in first stitch from hook and in each across (22 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Large: Size 9-10 (approximate 10 inches long plus toe point)
Ch25.
Row 1: Turn, hdc in second chain from hook (24 sts).
Row 2: Turn, ch2, hdc in first stitch from hook and in each across (24 sts).
Rows 3- 27: Turn, ch2, hdc in first stitch from hook and in each across (24 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Lay panel with short sides on top and bottom, pull the corners from bottom end together. Using the yarn needle, sew end together. This will be the heel.
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Next, locate the top middle. Fold the top with the point in the middle. Using the yarn needle, sew both of the edges down on top and underneath to secure. Make sure you fold opposite ways to notate right and left shoe. (See above photo.)

Need them to be tighter? Join yarn at back seam, ch1, using ends of rows as stitches, sc around opening, sl st to ch1 to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.