Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snuggly Snowman


In honor of the holidays, here's a pattern for a cute little snowman. ^.^ The toy is about 6 1/2" tall. Buttons can be used if this is for decoration or for older children. For younger children, simply replace the buttons with embroidery and stitch the scarf securely to the doll. Enjoy!



Hook - G
Yarn - 1/2 skein white
small amount of red/green/white striped (I used "I Love this Yarn" Sparkle)
small amount of black yarn
Notions - small amount of fiberfill
8 buttons: 3 medium, 5 small


Snowman


Using white yarn, make magic loop.
Round 1 - sc 8 in loop, sl st into first sc, ch 1.
Round 2 - (inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 3 - (sc, inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 4 - (sc 3, inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 5 - (sc 5, inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 6-14 - sc around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 15 - (sc 5, dec 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 16 - (sc 3, dec 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 17 - (sc, dec 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1. Head made.
Round 18 - (sc, inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 19 - (sc 2, inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 20 - (sc 3, inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 21 - (sc 5, inc 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 22-31 - sc around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 32 - (sc 5, dec 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 33 - (sc 3, dec 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 34 - (sc 2, dec 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Round 35 - (sc, dec 1) around, sl st into first sc. ch 1
Stuff the head and body of the snowman before continuing.
Round 36 - dec around. Stitch closed. Body made.

Scarf

Using striped yarn, ch 4.
Row 1 - sc in 2nd chain from hook. sc 2.
Row 2-80 - ch 1, turn. sc 3 across.
Finish with fringe. Finished scarf is 18" long.

Finishing

Tie the scarf around the snowman's neck and stitch the scarf's knot onto the body. Using black yarn, stitch eyes onto the snowman's face. Glue or stitch three buttons onto the body and five small buttons across the face for the mouth. Note - replace buttons with embroidery and completely stitch scarf to body to make toy safe for small children.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Butterfly Filet Doily

TESTER NEEDED!!!



This butterfly filet crochet doily measures approximately 15"x11" after blocking.

Difficulty - Easy/Intermediate
Hook - B/2.25mm
Thread - 1 skein 100% cotton mercerized thread (size 10) - (I used "Aunt Lydia's")

Stitches used:
dc - double crochet
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sk - skip
shell - sk 2 sc, dc 6 into same space, sk 2 sc, sc.



ch 119.

Row 1 - dc into 5th ch from hook, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc) across. ch 5, turn. (38 squares)
Rows 2-5 - dc in top of next dc, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in top of dc) across. ch 5, turn.

Follow chart for pattern. Shaded squares are filled squares (see note).

Finishing - sc in corner, shell 19 across top, shell 17 across side, shell 19 across bottom, shell 17 across other side. Weave in ends and block.

NOTE:
*For open squares, dc, ch 2, dc.
*For filled squares, dc 3 for a sequence of filled squares.
*Final filled square in a sequence of filled squares: dc 4.

Fibonacci Scarf


Here's a quick and easy crochet pattern for a Fibonacci-striped scarf for the mathematically-oriented. It is worked entirely in single crochet. Colors will be changed at the end of the row and the ends will be woven in or crocheted over. Long and wide, it's cuddly enough for the coldest winds.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number


Difficulty - Really Easy
Hook - I
Yarn - 2 skeins, worsted weight 100% cotton Color A
2 skeins, worsted weight 100% cotton Color B (I used "I love this cotton")

Row 1 - In color A - ch 31, sc in 2nd sc from hook, sc across. ch 1, turn.
Row 2 - Color B - sc across. (30 st) ch 1, turn.
(sc across, ch 1, turn) in the following pattern:
Color A - 2 rows
Color B - 3 rows
Color A - 5 rows
Color B - 8 rows
Color A - 13 rows
Color B - 21 rows
Color A - 34 rows
Color B - 55 rows
Color A - 34 rows
Color B - 21 rows
Color A - 13 rows
Color B - 8 rows
Color A - 5 rows
Color B - 3 rows
Color A - 2 rows
Color B - 1 row
Color A - 1 row
Finish with one knot of 4-strand fringe on each sc, if desired.