June 21, 2017

Summer Appliques 2 (starfish & turtle)

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
Starfish: approx. 2"W  x  2"L
Turtle: approx. 3.25"W  x  1.75"L
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Salmon (4yds), Olive Green (3yds) & Lime Green (3yds.)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Black Embroidery Floss
*Felt: Black, White & Green
*Hot Glue
*Tapestry Needle
*Wite-Out Pen

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.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain in the beginning does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.


>> Link to PDF file <<

Would you like to make the sandcastle, pail & shovel?
You can find the pattern HERE.


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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2017). 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.

June 11, 2017

Peppa Pig's brother George Plushie

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     My one year old just loves Peppa Pig. It's kinda hard finding boy related items of Peppa Pig. Decided that I should make him a George. Plus he's the perfect snuggly toy to cuddle with at night.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. height from feet to ears 8"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Petal Pink, TurquaBlack & small amounts of 2 darker shades of pink
*Fiberfill
*Felt: White, Black & Dark Green
*Fine Point Black Sharpie or Marker
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

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.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain in the beginning does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Triple or 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.


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Peppa Pig is copyright by Astley Baker Davies Ltd.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2017). 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.

May 31, 2017

Inspired Mickey Mouse Birthday Hat

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G)
*Worsted weight yarn: Black & Red
*Pom-Pom maker (size of your choice). Find it online HERE.
*Felt: Yellow & Black
*Button (diameter: 12cm)
*Cardboard
*Hot Glue
*Stitch Markers
*Tapestry Needle

My youngest boy turns one today and I wanted to make him a special birthday hat just for him to wear on his day.

I started looking around the web for a birthday hat and eventually found a perfect one from Mamachee. HERE you will find the crochet party hat pattern and step by step tutorial on how to reinforce it with cardboard paper.

On my hat, I added a chin strap and button. In one end, sew a button and on the other attach the yarn. Chain approx 55 (measure this on your child to get the correct length). Sc in 6th ch (this will created a buttonhole) and in each chain across, sl st again where you attach.
F/O and weave in the ends.

To make the Mickey Mouse appliqué...
I like to trace the images onto white paper to make templates. Then tape the template unto the felt that I will be using to cut out that perfect shape. You can google "mickey mouse applique" and you'll find several; as well for the numbers. Once you have cut out your appliqués from felt go ahead and glued them in place using hot glue.

Don't forget to check out my other Mickey Mouse items that I have available.
You can always easily turn any of them into Minnie Mouse. If you need any help at all in making Minnie, don't hesitate to contact me.
Mickey Mouse Earflap Beanie with Pom-Pom Ears.
You can snatch this free pattern HERE.
Idea on how to make a
Minnie Mouse Earflap Beanie
Mickey Mouse Pillow
You can purchase this pattern in any of my shops
(Ravelry, Etsy or Craftsy) for a very low price of $2dlls.


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