August 29, 2014

Lucky Clover Granny Square Pattern


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MATERIALS:

Vanna's Choice "Kelly Green" (Clover Color), "White" (Contrast Color), "Scarlet" (Border Color)
size H crochet hook

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.

INSTRUCTIONS:


Starting with Clover Color (Kelly Green), ch 5 and 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 (Kelly Green).
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 18, 2014

Totodile Pokemon Pattern


(Pattern Conversion from the Red Dragon Amigurumi)

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Crochet pattern by Hannah Daley
(Totodile is a Copyrighted Character)



FINISHED SIZE = Approx. 4 inches tall, 4.5 inches at widest point (nose to tail)

MATERIALS:
- 1 skein each of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice “Light Aqua” & “Scarlet”
- 1 skein Craftsmart Value “Butter” (or a small amount of light yellow yarn)
- small amount of black yarn
- small amount of white yarn
- size G crochet hook
- stuffing
yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS:

BODY:
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and Light Aqua, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 4: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 5: *(Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (30)
Round 6: *(Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (36)
Rounds 7-11 (5 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 12: *(Dec 1, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (30)
Rounds 13-14 (2 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 15: *(Dec 1, sc in each of next 3 sts), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 16: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec 1), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 17: *(Dec 1, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (12)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Fill with stuffing.

HEAD:
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and Light Aqua, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rounds 3-5 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 6: *(2 sc in next st, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18)
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: Sc in next st, *(2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. (24)
Rounds 9-11 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 12: Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts. (30)
Round 13: Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts. (34)
Rounds 14-18 (5 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 19: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, dec 1] twice, [Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec 1] four times, sc in each of next 3 sts, dec 1, sc in each of next 3 sts. (27)
Round 20: Sc in each st around.
Round 21: Sc in each of next 8 sts, dec 1, sc in each of next 7 sts, dec 1, sc in each of next 6 sts, dec 1. (24)
Round 22: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec 1), repeat from * around. (18)
At this point, begin stuffing.
Continue stuffing until fastening off.
Round 23: *(Sc in next st, dec 1), repeat from * around. (12)
Rounds 24-25 (2 rounds): Dec 1 around.
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining stitches.
Sew head to body, using the length of yarn from the body segment.

JAW:
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and Light Aqua, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts. (7)
Round 3: Sc in each st around.
Round 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts. (8)
Round 5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts)twice. (10)
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts)twice. (12)
Round 9: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff.
Flatten and sew to the front of the head/neck just below head, where the head connects to the body.

MOUTH/TONGUE:
Starting with Scarlet, ch 2.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn.
2 sc in sc, ch 1, turn.
2 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.
Sc in each sc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Sew to top of jaw, beneath head.

EYES:
Make 2.
Starting with black yarn, ch 4.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch.
Fasten off black yarn.
Attach Scarlet by pulling up a slip knot through last two loops worked and ch 1.
Start working “in the round:” Sl st on side of first row (black row) and sc across the back of the black stitches, sl st on side of row and sc across other side, join to first st with a sl st.
Fasten off Scarlet.
Attach white by pulling up a slip knot up through last st worked, ch 1.
Sc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts. Leave the rest of the round unworked.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Sew eyes to head.

LARGE SPIKE (MIDDLE SPIKE):
Make 1.
Using Scarlet, work rounds 1-6 same as for jaw.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff.
Flatten and sew to middle of back.

SMALLER SPIKES (BACK SPIKES AND TAIL SPIKE):
Make 3.
Using Scarlet, work rounds 1-5 same as for jaw.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff.
Flatten and sew one above larger spike.
Flatten and sew one below larger spike.
Flatten and sew last spike to tail.

SMALLEST SPIKE (TOP SPIKE):
Make 1.
This spike is optional - I created this extra spike, because my finished Totodile just didn't look right without it.
Using Scarlet, work rounds 1-3 same as for jaw.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Do not stuff.
Flatten and sew to head, above top-most spike.

ARMS:
Make 2.
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and Light Aqua, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: Sc in
each st around.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] twice. (8)
Rounds 4-5 (2 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Sew arms to body just beneath head.

CHEST:
Make 2.
With light yellow yarn, ch 11.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, ch 1, turn.
Sc in each of next 9 sc, ch 1, turn.
Skip first sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Pin both pieces to chest, so that the pieces form an “arrow” that points down, then sew the pieces into place.

LEGS:

HAUNCHES:
Make 2.
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and Light Aqua, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Round 3: *(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18)
Rounds 4-5 (2 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Lightly stuff and sew haunches to body just beneath arms.

FEET:
Make 2.
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and Light Aqua, 6 sc into ring. (6)
Rounds 2-5 (4 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Sew feet to haunches/body near the base of the amigurumi.

TAIL:
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and Light Aqua, 4 sc into ring. (4)
Round 2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] twice. (6)
Round 4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] twice. (8)
Rounds 6-7 (2 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 8: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] twice. (10)
Round 9: Sc in each st around.
Round 10: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] twice. (12)
Round 11: Sc in each st around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Fill with stuffing.
Sew tail to body.

With black yarn, embroider details, if desired. Use the photos as a guide, if needed.




Enjoy! :)

August 16, 2014

Rottweiler Amigurumi Pattern

Rottweiler Amigurumi Pattern

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MATERIALS:

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

Finished size = Approx. 5.5 inches tall, 5 inches at widest length


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 4.
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.




Enjoy! :)

August 1, 2014

Rika's College Tote Bag Crochet Pattern


(this crochet pattern was inspired by the film “Ju-on”)


Ever seen the movie Ju-on? The American version is known as "The Grudge," but I prefer the original Japanese film by far. The staircase scene is unforgettable!

In the first part of the film, the character Rika sports a tote bag that looks rather handy. I decided to create my own version, following the film's example as closely as possible. Since Rika seems to be a student (at least in the first part of the film), I decided to call it the "college" tote bag and created it to be a size that will fit at least a few useful items like sketchbooks, notepads and binders. I figure this way, it will suit those looking for a functional back to school project. So, here is my interpretation of Rika's college tote bag. I hope you all enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoy a good horror film. ;)


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 crochet hook
- yarn needle


Finished size = 16 inches wide, 12 inches tall plus straps


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 4.
Holding two strands of “Jute” together, 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.
Line bag with fabric for extra support if desired.


Enjoy your new bag! (Note: This bag will hold a sketchbook that measures up to 11x14 inches.)


"Stay tuned" for an upcoming knitting pattern designed to use up the leftover yarn from this project! :)

UPDATE 10/26/14: And here it is - the pattern designed to use up the leftovers from this project.

Rorikstead Farmer's Sling