January 23, 2012

Bird Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Width: approx. 2" across from head to tail
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm (B) & 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: small amounts of any two colors you like and orange for the beak
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Treble Crochet (tr)- Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.
 Double Treble Crochet (dtr) - Y/O hook 3 times, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (5 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.
 Triple Treble Crochet (ttr) - Y/O hook 4 times, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (6 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (5 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.


BIRD with color of choice; 3.5mm
  Rnd 1: 10sc in magic ring (10) Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through.
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next st, hdc+dc in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc+dc in next st, 2tr in next st, 2dtr in the next 2sts (19)
  Rnd 3: 2dtr in next st, 1ttr in next st, you'll be leaving the rest of the stitches unfinished
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. 

BEAK with orange; 3.5mm hook
Join the orange yarn in the 7th stitch of the second row of the bird, sc in the same stitch.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEART WING with color of choice; 2.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 3sc, 1dc, 3sc, 2dc in magic ring
Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through. 
F/O, secure and weave in ends.


ASSEMBLE
    I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     HEART WING...place it in the position you like best.
     EYE...embroider it in the position you like best.


Moster Lene kindly translated the pattern in Danish. If you would like the pattern in Danish it can be found HERE.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || tr: treble crochet
dtr: double treble crochet || ttr: triple treble crochet || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (January 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

January 5, 2012

Crochet-versary

  Its been a year since I pick up my first hook and decide to teach myself how to crochet. Within my fist year, I was able to created my own patterns. I am amaze at myself that I was able to make and write down my own stuff that I could share with the whole world. :) I absolutely love my hobby and can see myself 30 years from now crocheting for my grandchildren.
  Not only did I learn to crochet, I also taught my self to knit. I'm still learning. Hopefully by next year I hope to have gotten better in my knitting and made this cardigan and several others.
  I must say that YouTube helped a great deal. Thanks to all the ladies that uploaded their videos to help others. Thank you so much. :) Ravelry...I’m just glad I found this site. Theirs so many great patterns and the people are absolutely wonderful. Whenever I got stuck in a pattern, they always help me out. ♥

- Janet

January 3, 2012

Hello Kitty iPhone Cozy

By JC Designs
  Best wishes to all my blog readers. Hope this year brings you all happiness, health, love and lots of great opportunities. To start of 2012, here's a new free pattern for all you to enjoy. ♥
  I was tired of my old, simple case that came with my camera. I been wanting something cutesy to put it in. I had been searching to either buy one or to make it but I hadn't been able to find anything I like so I made my own. :)

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
To fit a iPhone 3gs but this same pattern could also be adjusted to fit a iPod, iPad, iTouch, Kindle, camera, any other cell phone out there. You could change the color of the cozy to white, eyes black and nose yellow to make it look like the classic Hello Kitty.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size 3.0mm & 4.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Black (approx. 40yds) & Fuchsia (approx. 10yds)
*Felt: White
*Thread: White
*Stitch Marker to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Their's no need to slip stitch and/or chain when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

CASE with 4.0mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7chs, 3sc in next ch, sc in next 7chs, 2sc in next sc (20)
  Rnd 2: sc in next 9sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in next 9sc, 2sc in next sc (22)
  Rnd 3-24: sc in each sc around (22)
  Rnd 25: sl in next sc, ch1, *2dc in next sc, ch1, sl st in next sc, ch 1, skip the next sc* up to the last 3sc,  skip them and sl st into the first sl st.
F/O and weave in ends.

BOW with 3.0mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (8)
  Rnd 2-4: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
F/O and weave in ends. Now fold as you would a paper fan and with a strand of yarn about 12" long wrap several times through the middle of the bow and secure with a knot. Weave in the ends.

ASSEMBLY
  I recommend pinning the bow in place before sewing it to make sure you have it in the position you like best before sewing.
  Since I'm terrible at embroidery, I cut small ovals from white felt for the eyes and nose. You can either glue them in place or sew them. With white thread...I folded it to have 4 strands and embroidery the whiskers.
- Janet
Hello Kitty is copyright Sanrio.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (January 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.