August 6, 2015

Panda Bear




Materials:


-Worsted Weight yarn in black and white (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted: 1 skein “Black,” 1 skein “Fisherman”)
-size G crochet hook
-stuffing
-yarn needle


Instructions:

Arms:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rounds 2-7 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Legs:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
Round 3: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Round 4: Sc in BLO of each sc around.
Rounds 5-11 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 12: (Dec1, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (18)
Round 13: Sc in each st around.
Lightly stuff.
Round 14: (Dec1, sc in next sc)around. (12)
Round 15: Sc in each st around.
Round 16: Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.
Thread tail of yarn through sts and pull closed.

Body & Head:
With white yarn, start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (32)
Round 5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: (Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (40)
Rounds 7-12 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: (Sc in each of next 8 sc, dec1)around. (36)
Round 14: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off white.
Attach black.
Round 15: Sc in each sc around.
Round 16: (Dec1, sc in each of next 7 sc)around. (32)
Rounds 17-19 (3 rounds): Sc in each st around.
Round 20: (Dec1, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (24)
Round 21: (Sc in next st, dec1)around. (16)
Sc in next st.
Add stuffing.
Fasten off black.
Attach white.
Begin shaping head.
Round 22: 2 sc in each sc around. (32)
Rounds 23-28 (6 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 29: (Sc in each of next 6 sc, dec1)around. (28)
Round 30: Sc in each st around.
Round 31: (Dec1, sc in each of next 5 sc)around. (24)
Round 32: Sc in each st around.
Add stuffing. Continue to add stuffing to completion of this piece.
Round 33: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, dec1)around. (18)
Round 34: (Dec1, sc in next st)around. (12)
Round 35: Dec1 around. (6)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.
Thread tail of yarn through sts and pull closed.

Snout:
With white yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (9)
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc)around. (12)
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Ears:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rounds 2-3: Sc in each sc around.
Round 4 (partial round): Dec1, sc in each of next 4 sc, dec1. (10)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Eye Patches:
Make 2.
With black yarn, start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
Round 3 (partial round): (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)4 times. (22)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Assembly:
Sew snout to head.
Flatten ears and sew to head near back of head.
Sew legs to body.
Sew arms to body.
With black yarn, stitch nose and face on snout.
With white yarn, stitch eyes on eye patches.
Sew eye patches to head, on either side of snout.

August 4, 2015

Colorful Striped Bunny


Colorful Striped Bunny
Crochet pattern by Hannah Daley
FreePatternsByH.blogspot.com

Materials:
size G crochet hook
Red Heart Super Saver:
1 skein Lemon,
1 skein Gold,
1 skein Burgundy (or Claret),
1 skein Blue,
1 skein Light Blue,
1 skein Frosty Green,
1 skein Spring Green,
1 skein Carrot,
1 skein Cherry Red,
1 skein Baby Pink,
1 skein Café Latte
small amount of black yarn for stitching eyes
stuffing
yarn needle

Instructions:

Arms:
Make 2.
With Café Latte, begin with a magic ring and sc 7 into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 2: Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of this round.
Fasten off Café Latte.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc. Sc in first st of round 5. Sc in first sc of this round. (23)
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 6-8 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 9-11 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 12-14 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 15-17 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Gold.
Attach Cherry Red by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 18-20 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Cherry Red.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 21-23 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Blue.
Attach Spring Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 24-26 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Spring Green.
Attach Lemon by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 27-28: Sc in each sc around.
Round 29: *(Dec1, sc in each of next 2 sc), repeat from * to last 3 sc, dec1, sc. Sc in first sc of this round. (17)
Fasten off Lemon.
Attach Baby Pink by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 30-32 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Baby Pink.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 33-35 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 36-38 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 39-41 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 42-44 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Add stuffing. Continue to stuff to end of this piece.
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 45: Sc in next sc, *(dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc. (12)
Round 46: Dec1 around. (6)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through sts of last round and pull tight to close.

Legs:
Make 2.
With Café Latte, begin with a magic ring and sc 7 into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 2: Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of this round.
Fasten off Café Latte.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc. Sc in first sc of this round. (23)
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 6-8 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 9-11 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 12-14 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Begin working in rows instead of rounds.
Row 1: Sc in each of next 16 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 14 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off Gold.
Attach Cherry Red by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Row 4: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 13 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 12 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 11 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off Cherry Red.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Row 7: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 10 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 9 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 8 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off Blue.
Attach Spring Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Row 10: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 7 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 11: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 6 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 12: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 5 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off Spring Green.
Attach Lemon by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Row 13: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 4 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 14: Skip first sc, sc in each of next 3 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off Lemon.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Begin working in rounds again.
Round 18: Sc in each sc and along the sides of the rows. You may need to work decreases along the sides of the rows. (Make sure the stitch count is about 23 sts around.)
Rounds 19-20: Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Gold.
Attach Cherry Red by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 21-23 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Add stuffing. Continue to stuff to end of this piece.
Fasten off Cherry Red.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 24-26 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Blue.
Attach Spring Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 27-29 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Spring Green.
Attach Lemon by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 30-32 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Lemon.
Attach Baby Pink by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 33-35: Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Baby Pink.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 36-38 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 39-41 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 42-44 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 45-47 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 48-50 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Gold.
Attach Cherry Red by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 51-53 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Cherry Red.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 54-55: Sc in each sc around.
Round 56: *(Dec1, sc in next sc), repeat from * to last 2 sc, dec1. Sc in first sc of this round. (15)
Fasten off Blue.
Attach Spring Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 57-58: Sc in each sc around.
Round 59: Dec1 to last sc, sl st in last sc. (8)
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through sts of last round and pull tight to close.

Body:
With Café Latte, begin with a magic ring and sc 8 into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 3: Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of this round.
Fasten off Café Latte.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 4: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc), repeat from * around. (32)
Round 5: *(Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (40)
Round 6: Sc in next sc, *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc), repeat from * to last 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc in first sc of this round. (50)
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 8: *(Sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (55)
Round 9: Sc in each sc around.
Round 10: *(2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 10 sc), repeat from * around. Sc in first sc of this round. (60)
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 11-13 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of this round.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 14-16 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of this round.
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 17-19 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of this round.
Fasten off Gold.
Attach Cherry Red by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 20-22 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of this round.
Fasten off Cherry Red.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 23-25 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Blue.
Attach Spring Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 26-27: Sc in each sc around.
Round 28: *(Dec1, sc in each of next 10 sc), repeat from * around. Sc in first st of this round. (55)
Fasten off Spring Green.
Attach Lemon by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 29-30 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around.
Round 31: *(Sc in each of next 9 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. Sc in first st of this round. (50)
Fasten off Lemon.
Attach Baby Pink by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 32-33: Sc in each sc around.
Round 34: Sc in each of next 4 sc, *(dec1, sc in each of next 8 sc), repeat from * to last 6 sts, dec1, sc in each of next 4 sts. Sc in first st of this round. (45)
Fasten off Baby Pink.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 35-36: Sc in each sc around.
Round 37: *(Dec1, sc in each of next 7 sc), repeat from * around. Sc in first st of this round. (40)
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 38-39: Sc in each sc around.
Round 40: *(Sc in each of next 6 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. Sc in first st of this round. (35)
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 41-42: Sc in each sc around.
Round 43: *(Dec1, sc in each of next 5 sc), repeat from * around. Sc in first st of this round. (30)
Add stuffing. Continue to stuff to end of this piece.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 44-45: Sc in each sc around.
Round 46: *(Sc in next sc, dec1), repeat from * around. Sc in first st of this round. (20)
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 47: Sc in each sc around.
Round 48: Dec1 around. (10)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Head:
With Baby Pink, begin with a magic ring and sc 7 into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: *(2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts), repeat from * three times. (24)
Round 6: *(Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next sts), repeat from * three times. (27)
Round 7: Sc in each of next 4 sts, *(2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts), repeat from * three times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts. Sc in first st of this round. (30)
Round 8: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off Baby Pink.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 9-11 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Blue.
Attach Spring Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 12-14 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Spring Green.
Attach Lemon by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 15-17 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Lemon.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 18-20 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 21: Sc in each sc around.
Round 22: *(Sc in each of next 3 sc, dec1), repeat from * around. (24)
Round 23: Sc in next sc, *(dec1, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * to last st, sc in last st. (18)
Add stuffing. Continue to stuff to end of this piece.
Round 24: *(Dec1, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (12)
Round 25: Dec1 around. (6)
Sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.
Thread yarn through sts of last round and pull tight to close.

Ears:
Make 2.
Do not add stuffing to ears.
With Café Latte, begin with a magic ring and sc 7 into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off Café Latte.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Round 3: *(Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat from * around. (21)
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: Dec1, sc in each of next 9 sc, dec1, sc in each of next 8 sc. Sc in first sc of this round. (19)
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 6-7: Sc in each sc around.
Round 8: Sc in each of next 9 sc, dec1, sc in each of next 8 sc. (18)
Rounds 7-8: Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 9-11 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 12-14 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 15-17 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Gold.
Attach Cherry Red by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 18-20 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Cherry Red.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 21-23 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Blue.
Attach Spring Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 24-26 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Spring Green.
Attach Lemon by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 27-29 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Lemon.
Attach Baby Pink by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 30-31: Sc in each sc around.
Round 32: *(Dec1, sc in each of next 4 sc)repeat from * 3 times. Sc in first sc of this round. (15)
Fasten off Baby Pink.
Attach Carrot by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 33-35 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Carrot.
Attach Light Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 36-38 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Light Blue.
Attach Burgundy by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 39-41 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Burgundy.
Attach Frosty Green by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 42-44 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Frosty Green.
Attach Gold by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 45-47 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Gold.
Attach Cherry Red by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 48-50 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. On last round, sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off Cherry Red.
Attach Blue by pulling up a loop through the last two loops worked.
Rounds 51-52: Sc in each sc around. Sc in first sc of round.
Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew legs to body.
Flatten top of body and sew closed.
Flatten tops of arms and sew closed.
Sew arms to the flattened top of body.
Sew head to body.
Sew ears to back of head.
With black yarn, embroider eyes.
With red yarn, embroider nose.

July 22, 2015

Mini Crocheted Cactus Garden Pattern


Mini Crocheted Cactus Garden Pattern


In search of drought tolerant plants to brighten your home?
Look no further! The mini crocheted cactus garden is here! ;)
And it's perennial! ;)

Round Cactus with Flower

Materials:

worsted weight yarn: cactus color (I used Red Heart Super Saver “Light Sage”), flower color (I used Red Heart Super Saver “Dark Orchid”) & flower pot color (you may choose to match this color to the color of your flower pot, or use a contrasting color for a unique effect!)
size G crochet hook
stuffing
glue (I used a hot glue gun, but you may use tacky glue or anything else you think might work well for this project)
yarn needle

Instructions:

Cactus:
With cactus color, start with a magic ring and 8 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Rounds 3-4: Sc in each sc around. (24)
Round 5: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (32)
Rounds 6-8: Sc in each sc around. (32)
Round 9: (Dec1, sc in each of next 6 sc)around. (28)
Rounds 10-12 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (28)
Sl st in next sc and fasten off.

Flower:
With flower color, ch 2. 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 1: (Ch 2, work [hdc, dc] in next st, sl st in next st)three times.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Pot Plug:
This is to make sure the stuffing doesn't fall out of the bottom hole of the flower pot before you attach the flower pot base. Use any color yarn you want for this because this part will not be visible when your cactus is completed.
Starting with a magic ring, 6 sc into ring.
2 sc in each st around.
(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st)twice.
Sl st in next st and fasten off.
Glue this piece to the inside of the bottom of the flower pot to plug the hole in the pot.

Flower Pot Base:
With flower pot color, start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
Round 3: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Round 4: (Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (30)
Round 5: Sc in BLO of each sc around. (30)
Round 6: (Dec1, sc in each of next 13 sc)twice. (28)
Round 7: Sl st in each st around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Finishing:
Fill the flower pot with poly-pellets or stuffing.
With glue, attach the flower pot base to the bottom of the flower pot.
With glue, attach the cactus to the inside of the flower pot.

Tall Round Cactus with Flower & Bud

Materials:

worsted weight yarn: cactus color (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable “Grass”), flower color (I used Caron One Pound “Soft Pink”) & flower pot color (you may choose to match this color to the color of your flower pot, or use a contrasting color for a unique effect!)
size G crochet hook
stuffing
glue (I used a hot glue gun, but you may use tacky glue or anything else you think might work well for this project)
yarn needle

Instructions:

Cactus:
With cactus color, start with a magic ring and 7 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 2: Sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)around. (21)
Rounds 4-6 (3 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (21)
Round 7: (Dec1, sc in next sc)around. (14)
Round 8: Dec1 around. (7)
Round 9: 2 sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 10: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (21)
Round 11: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (28)
Rounds 12-18 (7 rounds): Sc in each sc around. (28)
Round 19: (Dec1, sc in each of next 12 sc)twice. (26)
Round 20: Sc in each sc around. (26)
Sl st in next sc and fasten off.

Flower:
With flower color of choice, ch2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 1: Sc in each st around.
Round 2: Working in back loops only, *(sc in next st, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next chain, hdc in next chain, sc in same space), repeat from * four more times. (5 petals)
Sl st in first sc and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Sew flower to cactus.

Flower Bud:
With flower color of choice, ch2. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rounds 1-2: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off flower color and attach cactus color by pulling up a loop through the last stitch worked.
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Sl st in next sc and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.
Sew flower bud to cactus.

Pot Plug:
This is to make sure the stuffing doesn't fall out of the bottom hole of the flower pot before you attach the flower pot base. Use any color yarn you want for this because this part will not be visible when your cactus is completed.
Starting with a magic ring, 6 sc into ring.
2 sc in each st around.
(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st)twice.
Sl st in next st and fasten off.
Glue this piece to the inside of the bottom of the flower pot to plug the hole in the pot.

Flower Pot Base:
With flower pot color, start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
Round 3: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Round 4: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (30)
Round 5: Sc in BLO of each sc around. (30)
Round 6: (Dec1, sc in each of next 13 sc)twice. (28)
Round 7: Sl st in each st around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Finishing:
Fill the flower pot with poly-pellets or stuffing.
With glue, attach the flower pot base to the bottom of the flower pot.
With glue, attach the cactus to the inside of the flower pot.

Grafted Cactus

Materials:

worsted weight yarn: cactus color (I used Red Heart Super Saver “Hunter Green”), graft color (I used Red Heart Super Saver “Shocking Pink”), soil color (I used Red Heart Super Saver “Café Latte”) & flower pot color (you may choose to match this color to the color of your flower pot, or use a contrasting color for a unique effect!)
size G crochet hook
stuffing
glue (I used a hot glue gun, but you may use tacky glue or anything else you think might work well for this project)
yarn needle

Instructions:

Cactus:
With cactus color, ch 15.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in BLO of each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in each of last 3 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Sc in each of next 10 sc, dec1 twice, sc in each of last 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Repeat Row 3.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
Row 11: Sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of last 5 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 12: Repeat Row 3.
Row 13: Sc in each of next 5 sc, dec1 three times, sc in each of last 6 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 14-15: Repeat Row 2.
Row 16: With wrong sides together, hold front row to back row and sc down both rows at once.
Now you should have what looks like a tube.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.

Graft:
With graft color, start with a magic ring and into ring work (sc, hdc) four times. (8 sts)
Round 1: (2 sc in next sc, fphdc in next st)around. (12 sts)
Round 2: (2 sc in each of next 2 sc, fphdc in next st)around. (20 sts)
Round 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, fphdc in next st)around. (28 sts)
Round 4: Sc in BLO of each sc, fphdc in each hdc. (28 sts)
Rounds 5-8 (4 rounds): Sc in each sc, fphdc in each hdc. (28 sts)
Round 9: (Sc in next sc, dec1 twice, sc in next sc, fphdc in next st)around. (20 sts)
Round 10: (Dec1 twice, fphdc in next st)around. (12)
Sl st in next st and fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn.
Add stuffing.

Pot Plug:
This is to make sure the stuffing doesn't fall out of the bottom hole of the flower pot before you attach the flower pot base. Use any color yarn you want for this because this part will not be visible when your cactus is completed.
Starting with a magic ring, 6 sc into ring.
2 sc in each st around.
(Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st)twice.
Sl st in next st and fasten off.
Glue this piece to the inside of the bottom of the flower pot to plug the hole in the pot.

Flower Pot Base:
With flower pot color, start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (18)
Round 3: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (24)
Round 4: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)around. (30)
Round 5: Sc in BLO of each sc around. (30)
Round 6: (Dec1, sc in each of next 13 sc)twice. (28)
Round 7: Sl st in each st around.
Sl st in next st and fasten off.

Finishing:
Fill the flower pot with poly-pellets or stuffing.
With glue, attach the flower pot base to the bottom of the flower pot.

Use yarn needle and thread tail of yarn through the stitches around the opening of the graft piece. Pull stitches to cinch and match the size of the opening of the cactus piece to the size of the opening of the graft piece.
Fill with stuffing and sew both pieces together.

Attach soil color to the cactus piece by pulling up a loop anywhere along the bottom ring of the cactus.
2 sc around base of cactus.
Work a few rounds sc in each st around.
Add more stuffing, if needed.
With glue, attach this part to the inside of the flower pot.

March 30, 2015

Bunny Rabbit Finger Puppet



Materials:

- size G crochet hook
- worsted weight yarn
- small amount of contrasting yarn for eyes & face

Instructions:

Start with a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.

Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around. (12)

Round 2: (You will begin creating the ears in this round) Ch5, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)twice, ch5, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, sc in each of next 6 sc. (15 sc, 2 half-finished ears)

Round 3: (In this round, when you come to an ear: sc up the side, 2 sc at the top of the ear, sc back down the other side of the ear, then continue with pattern) Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc)twice, sc in each of next 6 sc. (19 sc, 2 ears)

Round 4: (Skipping the ears), sc in each sc around. (19)

Round 5: Sc in each of next 2 sc, dec1, sc in each of next 6 sc, dec1, sc in each of next 7 sc. (17)

Round 6: Sc in next sc, dec1, sc in each of next 6 sc, dec1, sc in each of next 6 sc. (15)

Round 7: Sc in each of next 2 sc, dec3, sc in each of next 7 sc. (12)

Round 8: Dec4, sc in each of next 4 sc. (8)

Round 9: 2 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc in each of next 4 sc. (12)

Round 10: (In this round, you will create the arms) Sc in each of next 2 sc, ch2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 6 sc, ch2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 4 sc. (12 sc, 2 arms)

Rounds 11-14 (4 rounds): (Skipping the arms) Sc in each sc around. (12)

Round 15: (In this round, you will create the legs) Sc in each of next 2 sc, ch2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 6 sc, ch2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 4 sc. (12 sc, 2 legs)

Round 16: (Skipping the legs) Sc in each sc around. (12)

Sl st in next sc. Fasten off & weave in ends.


Embroider face on bunny.

Note: These instructions may be a little difficult to follow. I plan to attempt to make a video tutorial to go along with this pattern.