December 13, 2012

Finn the Human Earflap Beanie

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Beanie being model off by my son. :)
My 2 nephews and son love that cartoon.

They ask if I could make each one of them a beanie of Finn the Human, 
well 1 done and 2 more to go. :)

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Child (20" - 21.5" head circumference) nice stretchy fit
This same pattern fits a teen and adult with a small head (it fit me, nice snug fit)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: White (90yds.), Light Blue (55yds.) & Beige (6yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Beige, White, Red, & Pink
*2 black buttons with a diameter of 2cm
*Tapestry needle
*Hot glue or thread

GAUGE
  At the end of round 8, laying flat = 6.75 inches in diameter. Don’t forget to check your gauge. :)

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds. :)
  The ch 2 in the beginning of each round counts as 1 hdc.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Finn the Human and Adventure Time are copyright by Cartoon Network.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (December 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.

October 31, 2012

Mickey Mouse Earflap Beanie

By JC Designs
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Teen - Adult (21" - 23" head circumference)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Black, Red & Yellow
*2 oval white buttons
*Stitch Markers

GAUGE
  At the end of round 8, laying flat = 7 inches in diameter. Don’t forget to check your gauge. :)

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds. :)


BEANIE starting with black
  Rnd 1: 8 hdc in magic ring, sl st into the first st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, 2 hdc in next hdc around, sl st on top of ch 2 (16)
  Rnd 3: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (24)
  Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (32)
  Rnd 5: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts,  *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (40)
  Rnd 6: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (48)
  Rnd 7: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (56)
  Rnd 8: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (64)
  Rnd 9-14: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st on top of ch 2 (64) in last hdc change to red
  Rnd 15-20: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st on top of ch 2 (64)
Dont F/O. Continue making the first earflap.

1st Earflap
  Row 1: ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, ch 1, turn (12)
  Row 2-3: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
  Row 4: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 8 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (10)
  Row 6: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 7: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
  Row 8: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 9: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch 1, turn (4)
  Row 10: dec over the next 2 sc, twice (2)
F/O and weave in ends.

2nd Earflap
Count to the right 23 sts. Attach yarn, ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, ch 1, turn. Continue with rows 2-10 just like in the 1st earflap.
F/O and weave in ends.

CONTRAST EDGING with yellow
Join CC at any st along the edge with sl st. Sc around the entire edge including the earflaps.
F/O and weave in ends.

EARS with black, make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 7sc, 2sc in next sc around (27)
  Rnd 6-9: sc in each sc aroud (27)
  Rnd 10: sc in next 7sc, dec over next 2sc around (24)
  Rnd 11: sc in next 2sc, dec over next 2sc around (18)
  Rnd 12: sc in next sc, dec over next 2sc around (12)
 F/O and weave in ends.

BRAIDS
Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9  for each earflap) about 30 inches long. Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Braid the strands and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.

ASSEMBLY
  All that is left to do is adding the 2 oval buttons just like in the picture and sewing the ears on top of the beanie. Theirs no need in stuffing the ears just flatten them out.

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (October 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.

October 17, 2012

Thomas beanie and amigurumi

  Finish one of the Christmas presents for my nephew. I just know that he's going to love them. :)
  The Thomas beanie is a free pattern courtesy of Kristine Mullen; link to pattern. I had this beanie pattern save for awhile now waiting for someone to make it for. I wanted to make it for son but...
Son: "I don't like Thomas anymore that's for babies."
Me: "Then why do you still play with your Thomas trains and with the Thomas houses?"
Son: ..speechless..
Me: ..laughs..
  Now my youngest nephew whose a year old loves Thomas. I'm glad I save the pattern. :) I did add googly eyes instead of crocheting them. I love the way it turn out. Every little boy should own this beanie. It's absolutely adorable. :)
  Thomas amigurumi, ins't it adorable? :) A year ago I seen this amazingly well detail Thomas that was knitted but unfortunately it was publish on a pamphlet that contain 4 different patterns. I search for the pamphlet on eBay and I did find it but the asking price was ridiculously high. A few days ago, I decide to search on google and found a free crochet pattern but I wasn't too convince in making him that I decide to continue my search on etsy and found a cute pattern. I immediately purchased it. When I receive it I went over the pattern and notice that theirs sooo many pieces to make and keep track of. I was like "omg...Janet this is a lot of work". As I finish a piece I will pinned them in the place they where suppose to go so I wouldn't forget where it needed to go.
  Overall the pattern is amazingly well written. The last few pages it contains many illustrations on how to work the stitches required to know to make this plushie. :) This Thomas amigurumi is a pay pattern from getfun on etsy.

  If you haven't decide what to give to your grandkids/kids/nephews/niece you should consider this cute little set. :)

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

October 8, 2012

My pattern has been feature in AllFreeCrochet

  Today I got an email saying that my Owl Booties where feature in AllFreeCrochet.com. YAY!!! I never been feature in anything. So loving this moment. 。◕‿◕。
So come grab a drink! A glass of Champagne maybe?
Or perhaps you'd prefer a cup of tea? 
And let's all celebrate together!!! 

- Janet

September 24, 2012

Baby Soccer Ball Beanie

By JC Designs
This cute little beanie was requested by a friend. :)

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
newborn - 3months (13" - 15" head circumference)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm & 6.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: White & Black
*Stitch Markers

GAUGE
  At the end of round 5, laying flat = 4 inches in diameter. Don’t forget to check your gauge. :)

PATTERN NOTES
  There'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.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds. :)


BEANIE in white with 6.0mm
  Rnd 1: 12 hdc in magic ring (12)
  Rnd 2: hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc around (18)
  Rnd 3: hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc around (24)
  Rnd 4: hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc around (30)
  Rnd 5: hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc around (36)
  Rnd 6: hdc in next 7 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc around, hdc in last 4 hdc (40)
  Rnd 7-14: hdc in each hdc around, sl st into the first st of previous rnd (40)
F/O and weave in ends. Attach black yarn where you sl st in previous round.
  Rnd 15: sc in each hdc around (40)
F/O and weave in ends. 

PENTAGON in black with 4.0mm, make 5
  Rnd 1: 10 sc in magic ring (10)
  Rnd 2: sc in next sc, 3sc in next sc around (20)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 3sc, 3sc in next sc around (30)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 5sc, 3sc in next sc around (40)
  Rnd 5: sl st into the next 3sts to give it a even look
F/O and weave in ends.


ASSEMBLY
   I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best.
  Place one of the pentagons on top. The other 4 pentagons space them out evenly around the beanie above the third round from the bottom. Sew them in place. I personally like to sew my pieces with matching thread instead of the left over yarn.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (September 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.

September 18, 2012

DIY - googly eyes

  I was on instagram and saw this really cool idea from _iCrochet_ and I wanted to share it with you. Let's say you're making a small amigurumi but you ran out of googly eyes. No worry you can make your own with items in your home.

MATERIALS
*Small white piece of construction paper or just plain white paper
*2 tiny black beads or black paper
*Round plastic tray from pills

INSTRUCTIONS
Make sure you clean the tray so that there's no medicine residue in it.
Cut the little round tray.
Make some small black round pieces for the eyes or use beads.
Apply some glue around the tray.
Glue the tray onto a piece of white construction paper. Don't forget to put the black bead or piece of paper in there.
Let the glue dry and cut around the white paper.

There....you have your easy, zero cost, recycled GOOGLY EYES!!!

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- Janet

September 8, 2012

Getting a head start on Christmas gifts

  I wanted to create some new patterns of the Mario Bros. characters I been unable to find but then I realized that there’s only a few months to Christmas. This year I wanted to get a head start on my crochet gifts. Last year, I waited to the last minute and their where so many things I didn't get a chance to make.
  I purchased some cute patterns on Etsy last night. I can't wait to receive them and get started on making them. I just know that my nephews are going to love these presents. :)

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- Janet

September 7, 2012

Panda Zippered Wristlet

By JC Designs
This cute little panda wristlet was a request from one of my cousins. :)

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Horizontally 7.5" and 4.5" vertically but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: White & Black
*Zipper 18cm length
*2 2cm black buttons
*Felt: White & Black
*Fabric of choice
*Stitch Marker to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

WRISTLET with white
  Rnd 1: ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the next 28chs, 3hdc in next ch, hdc in next 28chs, 2hdc in last ch, sl st into the first st (62)
  Rnd 2-12: ch 1, hdc in the same stitch you sl st, hdc around, sl st into the first st of previous rnd (62)
  Rnd 13-14: ch1, sc in the same stitch you sl st, sc around, sl st into the first st of previous rnd (62)
  Rnd 15: ch1, 3hdc in the same stitch you sl st, *sl st in next sc, 3hdc in next sc* repeat from * to * all the way around
F/O and weave in ends.

EYES make 2 with black
  Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2hdc in each sc around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2dc in the next 3sts, sc in next 10sts (19)
  Rnd 4: sl st into the next 2sts to give it an even look
F/O and weave in ends.

STRAP with white
  ch 53 (or chain to desire length), sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (52)
F/O and leave a tail to sew the strap unto the wristlet. When folded is measures 6".


ASSEMBLY
   I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have it in the position you like best before sewing.
  The eyes you want to sew them between row 6 and 11. Place them 1.5" apart from each other. They gotta be slightly tilted and keep the part with the dc's facing down.
  With the white felt cut a slightly bigger circle then the buttons. Glue it in place. Then sew the buttons on top of the white circles.
Click on image to enlarge. :)
  With black felt cut a small triangle and glue it in place between row 4 and 5.
  Now you can pin the zipper and fabric in place to begin sewing them. This took me awhile cause I'm a perfectionist plus cause I had to sew it by hand since I don't own a sewing machine. But this would keep your items from falling out.
  Sew the strap on wristlet.
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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (September 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.

August 20, 2012

Baby Owl Booties

By JC Designs
These were inspired by several owl booties I saw while searching through Google. Aren't they adorable? A must have for your newborn. 。◕ ‿ ◕。

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
newborn - 3 months old (3.5" sole)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Brown, Pink, White & Orange or any color of choice
*2 12mm pink buttons for straps
*4 10mm black buttons for eyes
*2 small flowers
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.
  Always work the first stitch to the new round where you slip stitch in the previous round.

BOOTIE starting with brown
  Rnd 1: ch 11, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, dc in next 3 chs, 6 dc in last ch, other side of the chs dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next 2 chs, sc in last ch, sl st into the first st (25)
  Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts, sl st into the first st (30)
  Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st into the first st (36)
F/O and weave in ends. Attach pink yarn where you sl st in previous round.
  Rnd 4: (back loops for this round ONLY) ch 1, sc in the same st you sl st and attach new yarn, sc all the way around, sl st into the first st (36)
Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 14 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, hdc in next 5 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 12 sts, sl st into the first st (34)
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 2 sts, dec over the next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, dec over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dec over the next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sts, sl st into the first st (30)
Rnd 7: ch 1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 9 sts, dec over the next 2 hdc, dec over the next 2 hdc, dec over the next 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts, dec over the next 2 hdc, dec over the next 2 hdc, dec over the next 2 hdc, sc in next 6 sts, sl st into the first st (24)
Rnd 8: (LEFT bootie) ch 1, sl st in the same st you sl st and ch 1, sl st in next 18 sts, ch 12, sc in the 7th ch from hook and in next 5chs, continue to sl st around the bootie, sl st into the first st
Rnd 8: (RIGHT bootie) ch 1, sl st in the same st you sl st and ch 1, sl st in next 8sts, ch 12, sc in the 7th ch from hook and in next 5chs, continue to sl st around the bootie, sl st into the first st
F/O and weave in ends.

EYES with white & make 4
  8 hdc in magic ring, sl st into the first 2 hdc's to give it a even look
F/O and weave in ends.

NOSE with orange & make 2
  ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch (3)
F/O and weave in ends.


ASSEMBLY
  Sew the 12mm buttons for the straps.
  I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have it in the position you like best before sewing. What I did was stuff the bootie with tissue so I could pin the pieces in place.
  The peak I place them a little under the eye and sew it in place with matching thread.
  You want to place the eyes close to each other on the very top.
  Sew the 10mm buttons on top of the white part of the eye.
  The little flowers I found them at my local yarn store. I use hot glue to place them in the booties.
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Moster Lene kindly translated the pattern in Danish. If you would like the pattern in Danish it can be found here.
Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (August 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.

July 26, 2012

Koopa Paratroopa

He's cute. Isn't he?
  My son had been asking me for awhile to make him the red Koopa with wings; Koopa Paratroopa. I finally got some time to make him and he turn out perfect. The pattern I use for the Koopa was a free pattern courtesy of Lupita Suarez; link to pattern. I just change the parts that where green to red. It's a very well written pattern. :) For the wings I use Melissa Mall pattern; The Golden Snitch. I use a 4.5mm hook for the wings and it turn out to be a perfect size for the Koopa. I love the way it turn out and so does my son. :)
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- Janet

June 22, 2012

Hello Kitty Camera Cozy

By JC Designs
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
To fit a Sony Cyber-shot [3.5" x 2" x .75"] but this same pattern could also be adjusted to fit any other camera 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 look.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm & 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Fuchsia (20yds) & White (18yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*Fuchsia & White Thread
*Sewing Needle
*Snap Fastener

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

FRONT with fuchsia, 3.5mm hook
  Row 1: ch 17, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and hdc in each ch across, ch 2, turn (15)
  Row 2-5 : hdc in next hdc across, ch 2, turn (15)
  Row 6: hdc in next hdc across, ch 1, turn (15)
  Row 7: (front loops for the top part ONLY) sl st all the way around
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

FRONT TOP with white, 3.5mm hook
  Row 1: On the back loops left unworked, attach the white yarn and hdc across, ch 1, turn (15)
My Hello Kitty pj's. :)
  Row 2-3: hdc in next hdc across, ch 2, turn (15)
  Row 4: dec over the next 2hdc, hdc in next 11hdc, dec over the next 2hdc, ch 2, turn (13)
  Row 5: dec over the next 2hdc, hdc in next 9hdc, dec over the next 2hdc, ch 2, turn (11)
  Row 6: dec over the next 2hdc, hdc in next 7hdc, dec over the next 2hdc, ch 2, turn (9)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.
  Row 7: Attach white yarn in any corner and sl st all the way to the next corner.
F/O, secure and weave in ends.
On the sl st side, embroidery pink yarn. I did mine 2chs length. You can make yours smaller or larger.

BACK with fuchsia, 3.5mm hook
  Row 1: ch 17, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and hdc in each ch across, ch 2, turn (15)
  Row 2-5: hdc in next hdc across, ch 2, turn (15)
  Row 6: hdc in next hdc across, ch 1, turn (15)
  Row 7: sl st all the way around
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

SIDE with white, 3.5mm hook
  Row 1: ch 5, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and hdc in each ch across, ch 2, turn (3)
  Row 2-22: hdc in next hdc across, ch 2, turn (3)
  Row 23: ch 2, hdc in the 3rd st, ch 2, turn [NOTE: This little gap we made here is so you can pull the strap from your camera through. If you don't have a strap in your camera then there's no need to make the gap.]
  Row 24: hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2chs, ch 2, turn (3)
  Row 25: hdc in next hdc across (3)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

EYES/NOSE make 3, white yarn, 2.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next ch, 3sc in next ch, other side of the chs sc in next ch, 2sc in last ch (8)
  Rnd 2: sl st in only the first st to give it a even look
F/O and weave in ends.

BOW white yarn, 2.5mm hook
  Row 1: ch 9, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and hdc in each ch across, ch 2, turn (7)
  Row 2-3: hdc in next hdc across, ch 2, turn (7)
F/O, secure and weave in ends. With a strand of fuchsia yarn, tie it in the middle of the bow and keep wrapping it in the center. Then weave in that strand of yarn in the back.

ASSEMBLY
   I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have it in the position you like best before sewing.
  Sew the back piece and the side piece together. The slip stich side will be the outside part. Then sew on the front piece. I use the whip stitch technique with fuchsia thread.
  The eyes are placed 1.25" apart between row 3 and 5. Sew them in place with white thread. The nose is sewn with white thread in row 2. Sew the bow on the upper right hand side. Embroidery the whiskers with white thread.
  Tip: you can also use felt for the eyes/nose/whiskers.
  Finally sew on the snap fastener in place. :)
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- Janet

Hello Kitty is copyright Sanrio.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (June 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.

June 14, 2012

Hedgehog Appliqué

By JC Designs
  This little guy would be great for applying to any projects, maybe as home decor or making them into fridge magnets.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
  The hedgehog measures approx. 2..5” inches from its widest point but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: brown and beige or any color of choice
*Stitch Marker to mark your rounds 
*Tapestry Needle
*Black Thread
*Small Bead (optional)

PATTERN NOTES
  There'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.
  Always work the first stitch to the new round where you slip stitch in the previous round.

BODY/HEAD (start with brown)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring, sl st into first sc (6)
  Rnd 2: 2hdc in each sc around, sl st into first hdc (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2sts, 2sc in next st around, sl st into first sc (16)
[Picot Stitch: sc, ch3, sc in 1st ch of the 3chs]
  Rnd 4: picot st in next 7sc, in the last stitch change to beige, sc in next 4sc, ch1 and turn your work, sc in next 4sc, ch1 and turn your work, dec over the next 2sc twice, ch1 and turn your work, dec over the next 2sc
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

FEET
 They're 4 stitches left un-worked. Where going to sc in the 2nd and 4th st to form the little feet. :)
F/O after every sc, secure and weave in ends.
ASSEMBLY
  Add a little bead for the eye or you can use black thread to make a french knot.
  Embroidery the nose with brown yarn.

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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (June 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.

June 1, 2012

How to Add Pages You Like in Your Facebook News Feed

  Are you tired of not being able to see the pages you like in your news feed? I know I am. Well problem solve. I figure it out and here are some images I put together for you to guide you through the process.
  You can add as many pages as you like in the list. ツ
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- Janet

Crochet Toy Storage Hammock



  A year ago, I made a crochet storage hammock. It was perfect for the little bit of stuffed animals my son had but then I started making more and more amigurumis that it was too small and they where starting to fall out. The new hammock came out perfect and I use the smaller hammock to put a few stuffed animals above the t.v. ツ
   If you're like me that loves to make amigurumis this hammock is a must have. It can be adjusted to be as big as you want it. Plus its a free pattern courtesy of wikiHow; toy storage hammock.
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- Janet

May 22, 2012

Owl Appliqué

By JC Designs
  This little guy would be great for applying to any projects, maybe as home decor or making them into fridge magnets.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
  The owl measures approx. 3” inches wide (from wing to wing) and 2.75" in length but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm & 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: brown, white, gold, delft blue or any color of choice
*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.

BODY with 3.5mm
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 4: sc in each sc around, sl st into first sc of previous round (24)
  Rnd 5: ch3, tr in same st you sl st, 2tr in next st, sc in next 3sts, 2tr in next 2sts, sl st in next st, *sc in next 3sts,  2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sl st into first ch from previous round (34)
  Rnd 6: sl st in the next 2chs, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next 3sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in the next 2sts
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

EYES make 2 with 3.5mm
  Rnd 1: 6hdc in magic ring, sl st into first hdc (6)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

LEFT WING with 3.5mm
  ch7, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2chs, sl st in next ch (5)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

RIGHT WING with 3.5mm
  ch6, sl st in 2nd ch form hook, hdc in next 2chs, dc in next 2chs, sl st into the same st you dc (6)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

FEET with 2.5mm
Working in back loops.
Attach yarn in the 9th st, ch3, sl st in st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in ends. Skip 2sts.
Attach yarn, ch3, sl st in st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in ends.
ASSEMBLY
  He's really easy to assemble. The eyes place them as shown in the image below. For the black dot in the eye I use a sharpie. I think it gives it a nice finish look to the eyes. If you're going to use a sharpie just be careful not to smear the marker. You can also embroidery or use felt for the black part of the eye. Embroidery the nose with gold yarn or use a felt whichever you prefer. Finally sew the wings in the sides of the owl.
Isn't he adorable?. ツ
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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (May 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.

Hello Kitty Zippered Wristlet

By JC Designs
  This was a request by a friend. She like the style of the Keroppi Wristlet that she wanted me to make her one but of Hello Kitty.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Horizontally 7.5" and 4.5" vertically but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size 2.5mm & 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Black, Fuchsia, White or any other color of choice
*Zipper 18cm length
*Fabric of choice
*Stitch Marker to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*White Thread

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

WRISTLET with 3.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the next 28chs, 3hdc in next ch, hdc in next 28chs, 2hdc in last ch, sl st into the first st (62)
  Rnd 2-12: ch 1, hdc in the same stitch you sl st, hdc around, sl st into the first st of previous rnd (62)
  Rnd 13-14: ch1, sc in the same stitch you sl st, sc around, sl st into the first st of previous rnd (62)
  Rnd 15: ch1, 3hdc in the same stitch you sl st, *sl st in next sc, 3hdc in next sc* repeat from * to * all the way around
F/O and weave in ends.

EYES/NOSE make 3 with 2.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next ch, 3sc in next ch, other side of the chs sc in next ch, 2sc in last ch (8)
  Rnd 2: sl st in only the first st to give it a even look
F/O and weave in ends.

BOW with 3.5mm hook
  Row 1: ch 14, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch2, turn (12)
  Row 2-4: hdc in each hdc across, ch2, turn (12)
F/O and weave in ends. With a 60" strand of yarn, tie it in the middle of the bow and keep wrapping in the center. Then weave in that strand of yarn in the back.

STRAP with 3.5mm hook
  ch 53 (or chain to desire length), sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (52)
F/O and leave a tail to sew the strap unto the wristlet. When folded is measures 6".

 ASSEMBLY
  The eyes you want to sew them between row 8 and 10. Place them 2.5" apart from each other.
  The nose between row 4 and 5 right beneath the middle of the eyes.
  Embroidery the whiskers with white thread.
  The bow place it in the upper right corner. I place it a little bit sticking out of the sides of the wristlet.
  Now you can pin the zipper and fabric in place to begin sewing them. This took me awhile cause I'm a perfectionist plus cause I had to sew it by hand since I don't own a sewing machine. But this would keep your items from falling out.
  Sew the strap on wristlet.
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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Hello Kitty is copyright Sanrio.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (May 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.

May 18, 2012

Facebook page for this blog

  I spent today making a Facebook fan page for my blog. Like my Facebook page to get updates about the blog. If theirs new patterns coming soon be the first to find out through your Facebook news feed. :)
  Sorry I haven't been blogging much but this month I have been busy making some items for a friend. It's been taking me awhile to finish since my wrist has been hurting. Just hoping I don't get carpal tunnel at just a young age but real soon you will be seeing 2 new patterns.

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- Janet

May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

  I wanted to take the time to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day.  Hoping that each and every one of you are getting spoil to the fullest. ツ
A Mother's Love

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. - Sarah Malin
XOXO
-Janet

April 30, 2012

Angry Birds Amigurumis

  In those boring days with nothing to do my son and I take turns playing on my iPhone the Angry Birds game. When it first came out we got hook on it. It's one of our favorite games. I ask my son awhile ago what he wanted me to make him next and Angry Birds it is. ツ I started searching for patterns.  I found all the patterns for every single character in Ravelry.

An amazing pattern but I arrange my pieces a bit differently. ツ

I absolutely love the way the piggies turn out. ツ

Great pattern. ツ

Hope your week started out wonderful. ツ
- Janet