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Monday, August 25, 2014

Stormy Cloud & Rain Drop Applique Set - Free Pattern


Stormy Cloud & Rain Drop Applique Set
I made this little guy one stormy day to try and brighten my day, and well what do you know it worked! Crocheting always helps make the day better. So I hope this pattern brightens up your day as it did mine.

Need/Need to Know
  • red heart super saver yarn in blue & white
  • G hook
  • needle to sew in ends
  • [ ] repeat whats inside
  • ( ) number of stiches

Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
trc- treble crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
st(s)- stitch(s)
sk- skip

Small Rain Drop
  1. make a magic circle, ch 1, sc 8 times into magic circle, pull tight, join in 1st sc (8sc)
  2. ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, dc in last ch, now we are going to sl st back into the circle we just made, sk st we joined in and next st, sl st into next st, tie off

Large Rain Drop
  1. make a magic circle, ch 1, sc 8 times into magic circle, pull tight, join in 1st sc (8sc)
  2. ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join in 1st sc (16sc)
  3. ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, trc in last ch, now we are going to sl st back into the circle we just made, sk st we joined in and next 3 sts, sl st into next st, tie off

Cloud
  1. ch 6, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 4 sc in next st, now continuing around in a circle/oval, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, join to 1st sc (14sc)
  2. ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in each of the last 2 sts, join in 1st sc (22sc)
  3. ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in ech of the next 5 sts, [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] repeat 2 more times, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in net st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, join in 1st sc (30sc)
  4. ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, trc in next st, 2 dc in next st, sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat 2 more times, join in 1st sc, tie off (42sts)


now sew in all your ends and sew on a face if you wish and your done!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crochet Pattern Giveaway


Amazing Crochet Pattern Giveaway! From 22 Designers


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Frankenstein Sweater for Pup

Frankenstein Sweater for Pup


I made this pattern because although the Frankenstein Cowl for Pup is adorable its not very warm, and where we are it gets cold on Halloween. When I was a kid we had to wear our snowsuits under our costumes it got so cold and snowy. So we all looked like the state puff marshmallow man trying to wear a costume lol. I even remember getting around on a sled! So for Pup I defiantly needed to make something warmer then the cowl so I used the same look but turned it into a sweater this time so pup can stay nice and warm all night long. 

This paid pattern can be found online at my Ravelry Store or Craftsy, hope you enjoy and happy hooking! 

Will Need/Need to Know
  • I hook
  • G hook
  • Caron Simply soft in green (I use pistachio), black, and gray
  • needle to sew in ends and make stitches
  • 1st chain(s) do not count a 1st stitch
  • don not turn unless stated
  • [ ] repeat instructions inside [ ]
  • magic circle can be replaced with a chain 2, and then crocheting into the 2nd chain from the hook
  • sizes may very from every day pet stores please measure your pup and make accordingly
  • sizes are XXS(XS,S,M,L) and appear in pattern as so
  • finished measurements are 9in(10,12,14,16) for neck, 12in(13,15,17,19) for tummy, and 9in(10,12,15,16) for length

Gauge
in double crochet 8 stitches X 4 rows = 2in
  1. ch 10, dc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across, turn (8dc)
  2. ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (8dc)
  • repeat row 2, 2 more times, tie off
  • you now have a 2in X 2in square

Abbreviations
ch- chain
sp(s)- space(s)
st(s)- stiche(s)
sk(ed)- skip(ed)
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
sc dec- single crochet decrease
FLO- front loop only- if you see this at the beginning of a row work that row in FLO

BLO- back loop only- if you see this at the beginning of a row work that row in BLO

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crochet Frankenstein Applique - Free Pattern

Frankenstein Applique
I made this applique pattern because I planed on releasing 2 new paid patterns this week. One already up the Frankenstein Cowl for Pup and the other soon to come Frankenstein Sweater for Pup (so keep checking back to see what comes out next), so I need 2 free patterns to put out to balance out the paid. The 1st free one has already been release the Frankenstein Headband, and now this one the Frankenstein Applique. Fast, Easy and versatile. You can now add Frankenstein to whatever you want enjoy!

Will Need/Need to Know
  • H hook
  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn in green, gray, & black
  • needle to sew on face and sew in ends
  • [ ] repeat whats inside
  • ( ) number of stitches
  • 1st chain(s) does not count as 1st stitch

Gauge
in single crochet 8 stitches X 8 rows = 2in

Abbreviations
ch- chain
st(s)- stitch(s)
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
spk st- spike stitch
sk- skip
sl st- slip stitch

Applique
  1. in green, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each of the the next 6 sts, sc in last st, turn (6hdc, 2sc)
  2. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (8sc)
  • repeat row 2, 3 more times
  1. ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn (10dc)
  2. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (10sc)
  • repeat row 4, 2 more times, change to black
  1. ch 1, [sc in next st, spk st in next st] repeat across, turn (5sc, 5 spk sts)
  2. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (10sc)
  3. ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, sc in next st, sl st in last st, tie off (2sc, 6hdc)


Bolts – make 2
  1. top, in gray, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each st across, tie off (3sc)
  2. connect yarn in 2nd or middle stitch, ch 1, sc in same st, turn (1sc)
  3. ch 1, sc in same st, tie off

Assembly
  • sew bolts to bottom part of green (bottom of face) on both sides
  • sew face on green part of applique, with black on top
  • sew in ends and your done!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Crochet Frankenstein Headband -Free Pattern


Frankenstein Headband
I made this pattern because the kids just loved the Frankenstein outfits I have been making for my pups, so I had to come up with something for them too. This is what I came up with the Frankenstein Headband! I quickly whipped up a headband, and took a bit of time coming up with a smaller and simple version of the bolts, it was done! I decided to make it a headband for the girls, and it was a big hit!(not sure on what I'll make for the boys) They call it Frankie's headband from Monster High (they have been over the moon about these dolls for some time now), so I'm glad they like it whatever they call it :) . Hope you all like it as much as the kids do!

Need/Need to Know
  • beginning ch does not count as 1st st
  • ( ) holds the number of stitches made and other need to know info
  • [ ] repeat whats inside
  • H- hook
  • caron simply soft in green, gray and black
  • needle for sewing in ends
  • you will need to know how to make a spike stitch

Abbreviations
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(s)
sp(s)- space(s)
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
spk st- spike st
dc dec- double crochet decrease

Gauge
in hdc 8sts X 4 rows = 2in
  1. ch 9, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and each st across, turn (8hdc)
  2. ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (8hdc)
  • repeat row 2, 4 more times, tie off

Headband
  1. in green, ch 46, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and each st across, turn (45hdc)
  2. ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (45hdc)
  3. repeat row 2
  4. repeat row 2, change to black
  5. ch 1, sc in 1st st, [spk st back down to row 4 for next st, spk st back down to row 3 for next st, spk st back down to row 4 for next st, sc in next st] repeat around, tie off (45sts)
  6. flip over to bottom, connect black to 1st ch, ch 1, sc in 1st st, [spk st down to row 2 for next st, spk st down to row 3 for next st, spk st down to row 2 for next st, sc in next st] repeat around, turn work on its side (45sts)
  7. ch 2, dc 6 times evenly in side of work, turn (6dc)
  8. ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (6dc)
  9. ch 2, dc dec across next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc dec across last 2 sts, turn (4dc)
  10. ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (4dc)
  • repeat row 10 as many times as needed to make length, take into account that there will be 3 more rows before we finish off, also if you need help on sizing there is a sizing chart linked at the bottom
11. ch 2, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, turn (6dc)
  1. ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (6dc)
  2. repeat row 12
  • now you can either sl st to the other side of the headband to complete or tie off and sew to the other end to complete, and don't forget to sew in your ends

Top of Bolt make 2, in gray
  1. make a magic circle, sc 6 times in magic circle, pull tight, join to 1st sc (6sc)
  2. ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join in 1st sc, tie off (12sc)

Bottom of Bolt make 2, in gray
  1. ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to 1st sc (4sc)
  2. ch 1, sc in each st around, join to 1st sc (4sc)

  • repeat row 2, 2 more times, tie off
  • sew bottom of bolt to middle of top of bolt and sew bolts to sides of headband
  • sew in last ends and your finished! Enjoy :)


Link to head circumference chart : http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/headsize.html


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Crochet Frankenstein Cowl for Pup with or without Hood 6 sizes!

Frankenstein Cowl For Pup with or with out Hood 6 sizes!


I made this because I have been thinking about Halloween. It's just behind the corner! I have a ton of costume ideas and have not been able to settle on one. Until I saw this beautiful scoodie someone had posted in one of the groups I follow and I immediately started thinking about a Frankenstein version would be super cute but I'm not one to dress up so I then started thinking about how I could make it for my pup and the Frankenstein cowl was born. Hope you enjoy!


Will Need/Need to Know

  • I hook
  • G hook
  • Caron Simply soft in green (I use pistachio), black, and gray
  • needle to sew in end and make stitches
  • 1st chain(s) do not count a 1st stitch
  • don not turn unless stated
  • [ ] repeat instructions inside [ ]
  • magic circle can be replaced with a chain 2, and then crocheting into the 2nd chain from the hook
  • sizes may very from every day pet stores please measure your pup and make accordingly
  • sizes are XXS(XS,S,M,L,XL) and appear in pattern as so
  • finished measurements are 10in(12,14,16.18,20) around

Gauge
in double crochet 8 stitches X 4 rows = 2in
  1. ch 10, dc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across, turn (8dc)
  2. ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (8dc)
  • repeat row 2, 2 more times, tie off
  • you now have a 2in X 2in square

Kitty's even look cute in it too!


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Crochet Infinity Scarf for Pup- Free Pattern 5 sizes

Infinity Scarf for Pup
Does your pup like to by stylish? Mine does so I made this infinity scarf for her so she could wear something pretty whenever wherever, and I think I pulled it off. Also don't worry there is instructions on how to make it safe for you pup. Hope you like it as much as my pup does!

Sizes
  • xxs- xs = 12in
  • sm = 14in
  • med = 16in
  • lrg = 18in
  • in pattern XXS & XS are the same and stitch count changes will appear like this XS(SM, MED, LRG) XS being the same as XXS

Need/ Need to know
  • J hook
  • 2 colors red heart super saver
  • sewing needle to sew in ends
  • 1st chain does not count as 1st stitch

Gauge
in hdc 7 stiches x 4 rows = 2in

Abbreviations
ch- chain
hdc- half double crochet
st- stitch

Scarf
  1. ch 85(92,99,106), hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across, change color, turn (84 hdc(91,98,105)
  2. ch 1, hdc in each st across, change color, turn (84 hdc(91,98,105)
  3. ch 1, hdc in each st across, tie off

Assembly
1st you want to lay out your infinity scarf like an upside down breast cancer ribbon like shown in the picture below

next you want to take your two lose ends and place them together like the photo below
and sew those two ends together, now fold it into the infinity scarf and to make it safe for your pup so they don't step on the one end and tighten the other and in turn choke themselves we are going to sew the back together as shown in picture below
sew in all your ends and your finished! Hope your pup enjoys and happy hooking!
Kitty likes it too :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Give Granny a Hand

Give Granny a Hand

I made this pattern after brain storming things for more of the rocker type person, and came up with making devil / rock on horns. I just fell in love with the idea and went to work making a hand that i then turned into a granny square. I realized very fast this was so much more then the devil horn it started out to be and it really was so much more! I hope you have fun making all the different hand gestures you can make with it not to mention sign language signs! 

Will Need/Need to Know
  • G hook
  • I hook
  • red heart super saver yarn 2 colors
  • 1st chain does not count as 1st stitch
  • [ ] repeat whats inside
  • * * repeat all inside when told repeat * * how every many times stated
  • we will be working the hand 1st then turning the hand into a granny so if you just want a hand applique you can
  • Gauge= 9 stitches X 10 rows of single crochet= 2in

Abbreviations
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crocher
st(s)- stitch(s)
sc dec- single crochet decrease
dc dec- double crochet decrease

Palm G hook
  1. making the top 1st, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 11 sts, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts, turn (4sc,11hdc)
  2. ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn (15sc)
3-14. repeat 2
  1. ch 1, sc dec across 1st 2 sts, hdc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, hdc in next st, sc dec across last 2 sts, tie off (2sc,2hdc,9dc) – this row is the bottom of the hand

Fingers G hook
  • each finger is made separately by 3 sts each and skipping 1 st in between
  • flip work over to top of hand and connect yarn in 1st ch

so lets start and remember to skip one stitch before making each new finger after the first :)
  1. ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, turn (3sc)
  2. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (3sc)
  • pinky finger repeat row 2, 9 more times
  • ring and pointer finger repeat row 2, 11 more times
  • middle finger repeat row 2, 13 more times
    1. ch 1, sc dec all 3 sts together, tie off (1sc)

Thumb G hook
  • flip hand back over to bottom of hand, connect yarn in opposite side of where we tied off at in the turning chain, as shown in picture, and turn wok to the side, we will now be crocheting into the side of the work
  1. ch 2, dc in next st, hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, turn (3sc,1hdc,1dc)
  2. ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sc dec across last 2 sts, turn (4sc,1hdc)
  3. ch 2, dc dec across 1st 2 sts, hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts, turn (2sc,1hdc,1dc)
  4. ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, sc dec across last 2 sts, turn (4sc)
  5. ch 1, hdc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, turn (3sc,1hdc)
  6. ch 1, sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in last st, turn (3sc,1hdc)
  7. ch 1, sc dec across 1st 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn (4sc)
  8. ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (4sc)
  9. ch 1, sc dec across 1st 2 sts, sc dec across last 2 sts, tie off (2sc)
  • now sew in all end except points on fingers and thumb

Granny I hook
  • now we are going to be making the spots to crochet into to turn this into a granny square, connect yarn in corner of hand by edge, and sl st 9 times on each side of the hand like as shown in picture,
    tie off and sew in those ends careful not to not sew into the sl st's we just made now connect yarn in corner sl st as shown in next picture
  1. ch 2, dc in same st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, [ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat 1 more time, ch 2 *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, [ch1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat 1 more time, ch 2*, repeat * * 2 more times, turn
  1. ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc all in same ch 2 sp (corner), [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp] repeat 1 more time, ch 1* repeat * * 3 more times

now just keep working the granny square as big as you want it! I made mine 5 rows big

Finishing
all you have to do to finish this granny is place your fingers and thumb in any hand gesture or sign language sign you want and sew fingers into place and sew in the last of your ends and its done and ready to be added to whatever master piece you have in mind! Happy hooking!