August 29, 2014

Lucky Clover Granny Square Pattern


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NOTE: In the photo, mine is may look a bit larger because my squares weren't all the same size. So, I had to add rounds to several of them so that they would all "match up" for the blanket I'm slowly putting together.


Materials:

  • Vanna's Choice: “Kelly Green” (Clover Color), “White” (Contrast Color), “Scarlet” (Border Color)
  • size H (5mm) crochet hook

Instructions:

Start with Clover Color.
Ch 5, join with a sl st to beg ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Sc 8 into ring and sl st into first sc.

Round 2: Ch 3, in same st as sl st work 4 dc, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, sc in next st, in next st (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in next st, sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Round 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st, hdc in next st, (5 dc in corner st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc, hdc in each of next 2 sts)2x, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts, in corner st work (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in each of next 2 sts, sl st in first hdc.

Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st, hdc in next st, [dc in next st, tr in next st, in corner st work (2 tr, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, 2 tr), tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts]2x, dc in next st, tr in next st, in corner st work (2 tr, ch 1, hdc, ch 1, 2 tr), tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, in ch-2 sp work (sc, ch 3, tr, ch 3, sc), sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in first hdc.

Fasten off Clover Color.

Round 5: Attach Contrast Color in same sp as sl st. Ch 3, dc in BLO of same st as sl st and in BLO of next st, [hdc in BLO of next st, sc in BLO of each of next 3 sts, in corner hdc work (dc, ch 3, dc), sc in BLO of next 3 sts, hdc in BLO of next st, dc in BLO of each of next 2 sts, tr through same st as sc of previous round, dc in BLO of each of next 2 sts]2x, hdc in BLO of next st, sc in BLO of each of next 3 sts, in corner hdc work (dc, ch 3, dc), sc in BLO of next 3 sts, hdc in BLO of next st, dc in BLO of each of next 2 sts, tr through same st as sc of previous round, tr in BLO of each of next 3 sc, in corner tr work (sc, ch 3, sc), tr in BLO of each of next 3 sc, sl st in first dc.

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st and in each of next 2 sts, (hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sc)2x, hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, in ch-3 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, sl st in beg dc.

Round 7: Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st and in each st, working (dc, ch 3, dc) in each corner st, in ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc), sl st in beg dc.

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in each dc and work (dc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-3 sp, sl st in beg dc.

Fasten off Contrast Color.

Round 9: Attach Border Color in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in each dc and in each rem ch-3 sp work (dc, ch 3, dc), sl st in first dc.

Fasten off Border Color.



August 16, 2014

Rottweiler Amigurumi


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Finished size: approx. 5.5 in / 13 cm height, 5 in / 14 cm length

Materials:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (less than 1 skein needed of each color); "Sienna(?)," "Black," "Fisherman"
size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
safety eyes (8mm or 9mm)
8mm safety nose (optional)
stuffing
yarn needle
scrap of fabric for bandana (optional)

Instructions:

MUZZLE
Use "Sienna."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring. (8)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 4: (Sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc)twice. (28)
Round 5: Sc in each sc around. (28)
Round 6: Sc in each of next 24 sc, dec1 twice. (26)
Rounds 7-8 (2 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (26)
Round 9: Dec1, *(sc in each of next 2 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. (19)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


HEAD & BODY
Use "Black."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 4: *(Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 5: *(Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (30)
Round 6: Sc in each sc around. (30)
Round 7: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 8: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc), repeat from * around. (42)
Rounds 9-15 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (42)
Round 16: *(Dec1, sc in each of next 4 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 17: *(Sc in each of next 3 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. (28)
Round 18: Sc in each sc around. (28)
Round 19: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc), repeat from * around. (36)
Round 20: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc), repeat from * around. (42)
Round 21: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)4 times, sc in each of next 4 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)4 times, sc in each of next 22 sts. (50)
Rounds 22-28 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (50)
Round 29: Sc in each of next 28 sc, (dec1)7x, sc in each of next 8 sc.(43)
Round 30: Sc in each sc around. (43)
Round 31: Sc in each of next 26 sc, (dec1)6x, sc in each of next 5 sc. (37)
Rounds 32-35 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (37)
Round 36: *(Dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * to last two sts of round, dec1. (24)
Round 37: Sc in each sc around. (24)
Stuff and sew muzzle in place so that placing the safety eyes is easier.
Place safety eyes.
Begin stuffing and continue to end.
Round 38: Dec1 around. (12)
Round 39: Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Remember to attach safety eyes before threading yarn through remaining sts and pulling tight.

EYEBROWS
Make 2.
Use "Sienna."
Ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

EARS
Make 2.
Use "Black."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring. (8)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 3: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Rounds 4-6 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (24)
Round 7: (Dec1, sc in each of next 10 sc)twice. (22)
Rounds 8-11 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (22)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff ears.

FRONT LEGS
Make 2.
Use "Sienna."
Rounds 1-9: Work same as for muzzle, but DO NOT fasten off or sl st after completing round 9.
Rounds 10-13 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (19)
Round 14: Dec1, *(sc in next sc, dec1), repeat from * to last 2 sc, dec1. (12)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

BACK LEGS
Make 2.
Use "Sienna."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 7 sc into ring. (7)
Round 2: 2 sc in ea sc around. (14)
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: (2 sc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in next sc)3x, sc in ea remaining sc around. (27)
Round 5: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 6: (Sc in ea of next 3 sc, dec1)3x, sc in ea remaining sc around. (24)
Round 7: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 8: *(Sc in next 2 sc, dec1), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sc in ea of last 2 sc. (18)
Rounds 9-12 (4 rounds): Sc in ea sc around.
Round 13: *(Dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (12)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

TAIL
Use "Black."
Round 1: Start with a magic ring and 5 sc into ring. (5)
Round 2: Sc in ea of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (6)
Round 3: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 4: Sc in ea of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (7)
Round 5: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 6: Sc in ea of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (8)
Round 7: Sc in ea sc around.
Round 8: Sc in ea of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (9)
Round 9: Sc in ea sc around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.




August 1, 2014

College Tote Bag




 
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Finished size: approx. 16 inches wide, 12 inches tall / 40 cm wide, 30 cm tall (without straps)

Materials:

  • 4 skeins of Lily Sugar 'n Cream Denim “Indigo”
  • 4 skeins of Lily Sugar 'n Cream “Jute”
  • 2 skeins each of Lily Sugar 'n Cream “Soft Ecru” and “Warm Brown”
  • size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle

Instructions:

Whenever possible, work in the loose ends of yarn as you go.

MAIN BAG

Holding two strands of “Indigo” together, ch 52.

Round 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, work 3 hdc in last ch. Hdc in back of each ch across, work 3 hdc in last st. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st.

Rounds 2-4 (3 rounds): Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, working an increase of 4 sts per round. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st.

Rounds 5-14 (10 rounds): Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st. Fasten off “Indigo.”

Round 15: Holding two strands together, attach “Jute.” Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st. Fasten off “Jute.”

Round 16: Holding two strands together, attach “Warm Brown.” Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 1 with a sl st. Fasten off “Warm Brown.”

Round 17: Holding two strands together, attach “Soft Ecru.” Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 2 with a sl st. Fasten off “Soft Ecru.”

Round 18: Repeat rounds 15 and 16.

Round 19: Holding two strands together, attach “Soft Ecru.” Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to top of beginning ch 1 with a sl st. Fasten off “Soft Ecru.”

Repeat rounds 15-19 three more times.

Repeat rounds 15 and 16.

Sl st in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in end.

LOOPS (FOR STRAPS)
Make 4.
Holding two strands of “Indigo” together, ch 26.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch.
Fasten off “Indigo.”
Attach one strand of “Soft Ecru” by pulling up a loop through the last 2 loops of the last st worked.
Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. Sl st in each st across.
Sl st approx. 3 sts down side (to get the yarn the other side of the piece).
Ch 1, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. Sl st in each st across.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

STRAPS
Make 2.
Holding two strands of “Jute” together and leaving a long beginning tail of yarn for sewing later, ch 8.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Work “Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.” until strap measures approx. 22 inches (Approx. 86 rows total).
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

ASSEMBLY
Sew strap loops in place on main bag, 2 per side.
Take one strap and thread the end through one of the strap loops, then fold it over and sew the strap securely to itself. Repeat for each strap loop.
Secure and weave in all loose ends of yarn.