Showing posts with label crochet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crochet. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Exhausted & Something CuTe!!

This week has been so very tiring for me. I've been wanting to catch up on comments and posts from blog week, but haven't had a chance. I will soon though!

I did want to show you these shoes I found by way of Pinterest. Aren't they the cutest things? Cyndi has already put in her "order" for a pair, and I think I will have to make myself a pair as well. :)


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bazinga!

My absolute favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory. I eagerly await for Thursday night to arrive so I can watch the latest episode. It's one of the few shows that truly makes me laugh out loud... really loud.

I recently came across this picture on Pinterest. Unfortunately it doesn't give credit to the crocheter or the designer. I've seen quite a few crocheted Sheldon dolls out there but this is the most realistic. It's also the most complete set of the cast, and it's giving me a serious case of the "wants." It's time to put my thinking cap on! :)


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pineapples, not just for doilies...

I think most yarnies have a favorite stitch pattern. One that they love if for no other reason than it just looks pretty. For me it's the pineapple stitch. I know there are a lot of people who dislike them. They seem to have fallen into the same outdated realm as the granny square. Perhaps that's because too many people think of their grandma's old fashioned doilies when they hear "pineapple stitch."

But with the availability of fresh new yarns in vibrant colors, grannies have become trendy once again. And so I hope will be the case with pineapples. With talented designers such as Doris Chan using them in their awesome creations, they're once again earning their due.

To see some of my projects using the pineapple stitch visit my project page on Ravelry.

I've also used pineapples in a couple of my designs:

 




I definitely have more pineapple plans for the future, some of which will be original designs.

Out of curiosity, on which side of the pineapple fence do you sit?


Thank you Melani for inspiring this post!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Dreaded Project

When I first started this post I was going to share my favorite FO. While looking through my Ravelry Notebook I realized I couldn't narrow it down to just one thing. I love so many of them for different reasons. The colorful granny 'ghans, the cute amigurumi, the pretty bags, the lacy doilies... the list goes on.

But then I came across this. "The 4 Year Afghan". Started Dec 15, 2008, finished Dec 5, 2012. 10 days shy of 4 years. I'm almost certain that's the longest it's taken me to finish a project.


The colors aren't so bad. Not my favorite, but they are Damian's (the recipient) favorite so I went with them. The pattern, I usually like ripples, and this one looked nice, nicely written, not too masculine, not to feminine, so again, I went with it. Everything seemed right, so why did it take so long to finish?


I think it was the softer, rounded points.The ripples I'd done in the past had a more defined point. It was clear where the peaks and valleys were. With this one it was literally row after row of nothing but increases and decreases. I had to constantly count and keep track of where I was in the pattern repeat. Definitely not a mindless project!


Would I ever make the pattern again? I think the pattern would lend itself very well to a baby blanket, so yes, I think I might, but at another time and definitely in a smaller size.

So my question for you is, what is the longest it ever took you to finish a project?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Marshmallow Bunnies

I've been trying to hang a themed wreath on my front door each month. While looking for ideas for this month's wreath on Pinterest I came across this Bunny Peep Wreath from Stampin' Mama and fell in love. Not wanting to hang all that sugar on my door, I immediately thought of the Marshmallow Bunnies pattern from the talented Doni Speigle. Aren't they just too cute not to crochet?


I'll be using Perfect Pink and Lemon RHSS and a G hook. :) I have a small grapevine wreath I picked up at the dollar store. I think it's around 12". I'm not sure how many bunnies I'll need yet, but I think I'll start with 10 and go from there.

One side done... 19 to go. :)


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pear Trivet


Finished size: Approximately 9 x 7 inches

Materials: (US) size G hook, Worsted Weight Cotton: 2 oz main color, 2 yards brown. (Example was made using Sugar‘n Cream in Country Green and Warm Brown), tapestry needle

NOTE: Row 3 is now corrected. It was missing the "ch 1" before the last shell. Thank you Micheline for catching that error!

Weave in ends as work progresses

PEAR (make 2)

ch 6, join with sl st to form loop

Row 1: (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in loop, turn.

Row 2: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, 6 dc in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 3: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 4: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 11 sts, (sc, ch 1) in next st, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 5: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 10 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 6: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 9 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 7: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 8 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 8: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 7 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 9: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 6 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 10: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 5 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 11: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same , ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 4 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 12: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 3 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 13: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 14: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 2) in next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, turn.

Row 15: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, turn, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3 (see photos below), fasten off.

Left Handed (click for close up view)
Right Handed (click for close up view)

 LEAF

leaving 10-12 inch tail for sewing, ch 9

Row 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, ch 1, sl st in next ch, ch 1, (working along opposite side of starting ch) hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, fasten off.

STEM (hanging loop)

ch 8, join with sl st to form loop

Round 1: ch 1, 12 sc in loop, fasten off leaving 10-12 inch tail for sewing.


ASSEMBLY

1. Using green yarn and holding the 2 pear pieces wrong sides together, sew around the outer edge to join.

2. Using long tail, sew stem/hanging loop into place at top of trivet (see photo for example).

3. Using long tail, sew leaf to side of stem as desired (see photo for example).

Turn it around and you have an Apple! :)
 Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2012 All rights reserved

I Love This Washcloth


Finished size: Approximately 7 x 7 inches

Materials: (US) size I hook, 3 ounces I Love This Cotton* (available from Hobby Lobby), tapestry needle

*Colors shown above, from left to right: Carousel Ombre, Amethyst, Buttercup, Aqua
*One skein will make 2 cloths

NOTES
ch 1 does not count as a stitch at beginning of row
ch 3 counts as dc at the beginning of row
Weave in ends as work progresses

ch 22 loosely

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, [dc in next ch, sc in next ch] 10 times, ch 3, turn. (21 sts)

Row 2: [sc in next st, dc in next st] 10 times, ch 1, turn. (21 sts)

Row 3: sc in same st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 10 times, ch 3, turn. (21 sts)

Rows 4 - 17: Repeat rows 2 - 3 seven times (ending row 17 with ch 1, turn) for a total of 17 rows. Do not fasten off.


Border:

Round 1: 3 sc in same st, sc in each of next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, *working in ends of rows- evenly space 19 sc along side**, working along opposite side of starting chain- 3 sc in first st, sc in each of next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, repeat between * and **, join with sl st in beg sc. (88 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, dc) in same st, skip next st, [(sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, skip next st] 43 times, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off. (44 scallops)


 Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2012 All rights reserved

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Orange Blossom


Finished Size: 6 or 12 inches

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 2 ounces in each color A, and color B; US size "H" hook; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

12 inch example (shown above): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Aruba Sea for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in Real Teal for color B.

6 inch example (shown below): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Real Teal for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in White for color B. (*See note below for instructions for 6 inch square.)


With color A ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form loop

Round 1: ch 3, 15 dc in loop, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: Working in BLO: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc)

Round 3: Working in BLO: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, sl st in top of next beg ch 3 to join, fasten off. (48 dc,)

Round 4: Working in unworked FLO from Rounds 2 and 3: join color A with sc in first st of rnd 2, ch 2, sc in 3rd st of rnd 3, ch 2, (skip next st on rnd 2, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts of rnd 3, sc in next st, ch 2) around, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 "petals")

Round 5: Join color B with sl st in top of beg ch on round 3, ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (40 dc, 12 sc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each st across to next ch sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each rem st across, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (76 dc)

Round 7: Join color A with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp, (3 sc in next ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc, fasten off.

Round 8: Join color B with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st across to center st of next corner, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each st across to center st of next corner] 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Rounds 9 - 12: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 twice more. Weave in all ends.



*NOTE: For 6 inch square work as follows:

Rounds 1 - 5: Work same as rounds 1-5 of 12 inch square, fasten off at end of round 5.

Round 6: Work same as round 7 of 12 inch square. Weave in all ends.

Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Sailing Along


Finished Size: 6 or 12 inches

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 2 ounces in each color A, and color B; US size "H" hook; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

12 inch example (shown above): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Aruba Sea for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in Real Teal for color B.

6 inch example (shown below): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Real Teal for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in White for color B. (*See note below for instructions for 6 inch square.)


With color A ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form loop

Round 1: ch 3, 15 dc in loop, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc)

Round 3: Working in BLO: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, sl st in top of next beg ch 3 to join, fasten off. (48 dc,)

Round 4: Working in unworked FLO from Round 3 join color A with sl st in first st, (ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, skip next st on rnd 3, sl st in next st) around, join with sl st in beg sl st. (16 "waves")

Round 5: Join color B with sl st in top of beg ch on round 3, ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (40 dc, 12 sc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each st across to next ch sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each rem st across, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (76 dc)

Round 7: Join color A with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp, (3 sc in next ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc, fasten off.

Round 8: Join color B with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st across to center st of next corner, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each st across to center st of next corner] 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Rounds 9 - 12: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 twice more. Weave in all ends.


*NOTE: For 6 inch square work as follows:

Rounds 1 - 5: Work same as rounds 1-5 of 12 inch square, fasten off at end of round 5.

Round 6: Work same as round 7 of 12 inch square. Weave in all ends.


Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Corn Flower


Finished Size: 6 or 12 inches

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 2 ounces in each color A, and color B; US size "H" hook; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

12 inch example (shown above): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Cornmeal for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in Gold for color B.

6 inch example (shown below): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Gold for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in White for color B. (*See note below for instructions for 6 inch square.)


With color A ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form loop

Round 1: ch 3, 15 dc in loop, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: Working in BLO: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc)

Round 3: Working in BLO: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, sl st in top of next beg ch 3 to join, fasten off. (48 dc)

Round 4: Working in unworked FLO on Round 1 join color B with sl st in first st, (ch 2, sl st in next st) around, join with sl st in beg sl st. (16 ch-2 sps)

Round 5: Working in unworked FLO on Round 2 join color B with sl st in first st, (ch 2, sl st in next st) around, join with sl st in beg sl st. (32 ch-2 sps)

Round 6: Join color B with sl st in top of beg ch on round 3, ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (40 dc, 12 sc)

Round 7: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each st across to next ch sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each rem st across, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (76 dc)

Round 8: Join color A with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp, (3 sc in next ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc, fasten off.

Round 9: Join color B with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st across to center st of next corner, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each st across to center st of next corner] 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Rounds 10 - 13: Repeat rounds 8 and 9 twice more. Weave in all ends.


*NOTE: For 6 inch square work as follows:

Rounds 1 - 6: Work same as rounds 1-6 of 12 inch square, fasten off at end of round 6.

Round 7: Work same as round 8 of 12 inch square. Weave in all ends.

Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

A New CAL!

Melissa over at Hooked on Handmade will be hosting a month long Crochet Along during the month of May. She will be featuring a different square pattern for each day of the month and invites everyone to join her. Unfortunately I will not be able to join in due to time constraints and current deadlines, but I will be peeking in from time to time to see everyone's awesome work!

P.S. Check out the pattern for the 7th. :)



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Green Thumb


Finished Size: 6 or 12 inches

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 2 ounces in each color A, and color B; US size "H" hook; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

12 inch example (shown above): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in Paddy Green for color B.

6 inch example (shown below): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Paddy Green for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in White for color B. (*See note below for instructions for 6 inch square.)


With color A ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form loop

Round 1: ch 3, 15 dc in loop, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc)

Round 3: Working in BLO: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, sl st in top of next beg ch 3 to join, fasten off. (48 dc,)

Round 4: Working in unworked FLO from Round 3 join color A with sl st in first st, (skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st) around, join with sl st in beg sl st. (40 dc)

Round 5: Join color B with sl st in top of beg ch on round 3, ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (40 dc, 12 sc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each st across to next ch sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each rem st across, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (76 dc)

Round 7: Join color A with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp, (3 sc in next ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc, fasten off.

Round 8: Join color B with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st across to center st of next corner, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each st across to center st of next corner] 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Rounds 9 - 12: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 twice more. Weave in all ends.


*NOTE: For 6 inch square work as follows:

Rounds 1 - 5: Work same as rounds 1-5 of 12 inch square, fasten off at end of round 5.

Round 6: Work same as round 7 of 12 inch square. Weave in all ends.

Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Seeing Spots


Finished Size: 6 or 12 inches

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 2 ounces in each color A, and color B; US size "H" hook; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

12 inch example (shown above): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Pretty 'n Pink for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red for color B.

6 inch example (shown below): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in White for color B. (*See note below for instructions for 6 inch square.)

NOTE: On round 2 you will be working a dc in the next st and then you will work a FPDC (front post double crochet)around that same st.


With color A ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form loop

Round 1: ch 3, 15 dc in loop, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, FPDC around beg ch of previous round, (dc, FPDC) in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, change to color B. (16 dc, 16 FPDC)

Round 3: ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), skip next FPDC, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next FPDC) around, sl st in top of next beg ch 3 to join, fasten off. (16 dc, 16 ch 1 sp)

Round 4: Working around ch spaces of previous row join color A with sl st in any skipped FPDC, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, skip next st, (3 hdc in next skipped FPDC, skip next st) around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 2, change to color B. (48 hdc)

Round 5: ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (40 dc, 12 sc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each st across to next ch sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each rem st across, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (76 dc)

Round 7: Join color A with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp, (3 sc in next ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc, fasten off.

Round 8: Join color B with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st across to center st of next corner, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each st across to center st of next corner] 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Rounds 9 - 12: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 twice more. Weave in all ends.


*NOTE: For 6 inch square work as follows:

Rounds 1 - 5: Work same as rounds 1-5 of 12 inch square, fasten off at end of round 5.

Round 6: Work same as round 7 of 12 inch square. Weave in all ends.

Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Pink Crush

Finished Size: 12 inches

Materials: approximately 3 ounces worsted weight yarn (example was made using Red Heart Super Saver in Shocking Pink); US size "H" hook; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

ch 5, join with sl st to form loop.

Round 1: ch 3, 15 dc in in loop, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, *5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (28 dc)

Round 3: sl st in next st, ch 3, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (40 dc)

Round 4: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (56 dc)

Round 5: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 7 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 7 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (72 dc)

Round 6: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 11 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 11 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (88 dc)

Round 7: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 15 sts, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in each of next 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 15 sts, ch 1, skip next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (104 dc)

Round 8: ch 3, dc in each of next 4 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, *dc in each of next 5 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (120 dc)

Round 9: ch 3, dc in each of next 6 sts, 5 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 7 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) three times, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) three times, dc in next ch 1 sp**, dc in each of next 7 sts, 5 dc in next st, rep from * three times more ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (120 dc)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 8 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next st,
sc in each of next 11 sts, (sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st) three times, sc in next st, (sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp) three times**, sc in each of next 11 sts, rep from * three times more ending last repeat at **, sc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in beg sc. (148 sc)

Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Striped Rectangle Granny


Finished size: approximately 40 inches x 52 inches

Materials: Caron One Pound worsted weight yarn (one skein each of White (CA), Orange (CB, and Deep Violet (CC); US size "I" hook; Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Rounds 1 - 5 = 5 inches x 17 inches

NOTE: Starting chain is a multiple of 4 + 6.

ch 46

Row 1: With CA and working in back ridge of chain (see Fig. 1) dc in 6th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, skip next ch, (dc in each of next 3 ch, ch 1, skip next ch) 9 times, dc in last ch. Fasten off. (32 dc)

Note: From this point you will be working in the round starting in the last ch 1 sp made on Row 1, continuing along the beginning ch, working into the space created by the beg ch 5, and finally working across the top of Row 1.

Round 2: Join CB with sl st in last ch 1 sp of Row 1, [ch 3, 2 dc, (ch 2, 3 dc) 3 times] in same sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] 9 times, [3 dc, (ch 2, 3 dc) 3 times) in next ch 5 sp, ch 1, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] 9 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 3: Join CA with sl st in first corner of previous round, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] across to next ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] across to end of round, sl st in top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 4: Join CC with sl st in first corner of previous round, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in same sp, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] across to next ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] across to next ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] across to next ch 2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp] across to end of round, sl st in top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Rounds 5-41: Repeat Round 4 changing colors as desired or following the color chart below for 37 rounds or until desired size.

COLOR PATTERN
CA for Row 1
CB for Round
Repeat the following sequence for remaining rounds:
CC, CA, CC, CB, CA, CB...



Pattern written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Meat Boy

Finished Size: 4 1/2 inches tall

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 1 ounce burgundy; US size "F" hook; 1 pair 12 mm black safety eyes; Fiberfil stuffing; 2.5 inch square black felt; Black sewing thread; Sharp sewing needle; Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Head and Body

with burgundy ch 13

Round 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 10 ch, 4 sc in next ch, working along opposite side of starting ch sc in each of next 10 ch, 2 sc in last ch. (28

sc)

Round 2: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in

next st. (32 sc)

Rounds 3 - 17: sc in each st around.

*Attach eyes between rounds 6 and 7 making sure they are evenly spaced . (See photo for example)

Stuff body with fiberfil.

DIVIDE FOR LEGS

Step 1 (first leg)

Round 18: sc in each of next 13 sts, skip next 16 sts (these unworked sts will become the second leg in the next step), sc in each of next 3 sts. (16 sc)

Rounds 19 - 22: sc in each st around.

Stuff leg with fiberfil.

Round 23: sc2tog around. (8 sc)

Round 24: sc2tog around, fasten off leaving tail for sewing. (4 sc)

Using yarn tail, sew opening closed at bottom of leg.

Step 2 (second leg)

Round 18: attach yarn with sl st in first unworked st on round 17, sc in same st and in each st around. (16 sc)

Rounds 19 - 24: rep rounds 19 - 24 of first leg.

*There will be a small gap between the legs, you can sew it together if this bothers you.

Arms (make 2)

Round 1: 6 sc into adjustable loop. (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rounds 3 - 8: sc in each st around, fasten off at end of round 8 leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff arms with fiberfil. Using photo as guide, sew one arm to each side of body across rows 8 - 10.

Weave in all ends.

Mouth (use photo as guide)

Cut semi-circle shape from black felt. With black thread and sewing needle, sew mouth to front of ami centered just below the eyes.


Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

Bandage Girl

Finished Size: 4 inches tall

Materials Worsted Weight Yarn: (approximately 1 ounce Pink, several yards each white and yellow); US size "F" hook; 1 pair 12 mm black safety eyes; Fiberfill stuffing; 2.5 inch square black felt; Black sewing thread; Sharp sewing needle; Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Head and Body

with pink ch 11

Round 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 8 ch, 4 sc in next ch, working along opposite side of starting ch sc in next 8 ch, 2 sc in last ch. (24 sc)

Round 2: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next, sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. (28 sc)

Rounds 3 - 15: sc in each st around.

*Attach eyes between rounds 5 and 6 making sure they are evenly spaced. (See photo for example)

DIVIDE FOR LEGS

Step 1 (first leg)

Round 16: sc around. (14 sc)

Rounds 17 - 19: sc in each st around.

Round 20: sc2tog around (7 sc)

Step 2 (second leg)

Round 16: sc around. (14 sc)

Rounds 17 - 19: sc in each st around.

Round 20: sc2tog around (7 sc)

*There will be a small gap between the legs, you can sew it together if this bothers you.

Arms (make 2)

Round 1: 5 sc into adjustable loop. (5 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (10 sc)

Rounds 3 - 7: sc in each st around, fasten off at end of round 7 leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff arms with fiberfil. Using photo as guide, sew one arm to each side of body across rows 7 - 8.

Flower

Center: With yellow make 5 sc into adjustable loop, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off.

Petals: Join white with sl st in any st, (ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st) in same st, *(sl st, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st) in next st, rep from * 3 times more, fasten off leaving tail for sewing.

Attach flower to top right corner of head. (See photo for example)

Weave in all ends.

Mouth (use photo as guide)

Cut semi-circle shape from black felt. With black thread and sewing needle, sew mouth to front of ami centered just below the eyes.


Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winter Blossom

Finished Size: 6 or 12 inches

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 2 ounces in each color A, and color B; US size "H" hook; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

12 inch example (shown above): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Lt Blue for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in Royal for color B.

6 inch example (shown below): Pattern was worked using Red Heart Super Saver in Royal for color A, and Red Heart Super Saver in White for color B. (*See note below for instructions for 6 inch square.)

With color A ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form loop

Round 1: ch 3, [2 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) 4 times] in loop, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (15 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp, [dc in each of next 3 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch sp] 4 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (25 dc)

Round 3: ch 3, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next ch sp, (hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st) 4 times, hdc in next st, sl st in top of next beg ch 3 to join, change to color B. (25 dc, 10 hdc)

Round 4: Working in BLO ch 2, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next sl st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next sl st, dc in next st, join with sl st in beg ch 2. (20 dc, 18 sc)

Round 5: ch 3, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (40 dc, 12 sc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each st across to next ch sp] 3 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each rem st across, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off. (76 dc)

Round 7: Join color A with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp, (3 sc in next ch sp, sc in each st across to next ch 2 sp) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc, fasten off.

Round 8: Join color B with sl st in center st of any corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in each st across to center st of next corner, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each st across to center st of next corner] 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Rounds 9 - 12: Repeat rounds 7 and 8 twice more. Weave in all ends.

*NOTE: For 6 inch square work as follows:

Rounds 1 - 5: Work same as rounds 1-5 of 12 inch square, fasten off at end of round 5.

Round 6: Work same as round 7 of 12 inch square. Weave in all ends.

Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 Charity 'Ghan CAL

I decided to do a charity CAL this time. For this reason I have designed the squares with a minimal amount of holes so they will be appropriate for most charities including those for babies and the homeless. I hope that you will decide to donate a square or two made from this collection of patterns to your favorite charity. :)

MATERIALS: The materials are the same for each square. You will need a US size "H" hook, and approx 3 - 4 ounces Worsted Weight yarn.

FINISHED SIZE: The finished size of each square is 12 inches. Most, if not all, will have a 6 inch option.

Below you will find the list of links to the square patterns. Each new pattern will be linked on approximately the 16th of the month. For easy access to the CAL patterns you may want to bookmark this link. Any new information about the CAL will be added to this post.

Square 1 (January) - Winter Blossom

Square 2 - (February) - Seeing Spots

Square 3 - (March) - Green Thumb

Square 4 - (April) - Corn Flower

Square 5 - (May) - Sailing Along

Square 6 - (June) - Orange Blossom

ENJOY!

All patterns for this CAL are designed and written by April Moreland
© 2011 All rights reserved