Tag Archives: free pattern

FPF: Dog Bone Ami

27 May

Wanna make a cute little bone for your cute little puppy friend?

Yeah, I thought you might.

Here’s the pattern, courtesy of Ginny over at Sunflowers at Home (you can also find it for FREE, of course, on Ravelry!)

Dog Bone Ami

1: work 6 sc in a magic circle

2: work 2 sc in each (12 sc)

3: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch) 6 times (18 sc)

4: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in each of the next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc), FO.

REPEAT rounds 1-4 but do not fasten off.

5: sc in each of the next 12 stitches, sc in any sc of the first circle made, sc in next 23 stitches of the first circle, sc in the next stitch of the original circle and in the remaining 11 sc (48 sc).

6: sc in 11, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in each of the next 21 stitiches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in last 10 stitches (44 stitches).

7: sc in 10 (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times, pull through all 5 loops on the hook, sc in each of the next 18 stitiches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times, pull through all 5 loops on the hook, sc in the last 8 stitches (38 stitches).

8: sc next 2 stitches together, (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next 2 stitches together) 6 times (31 stitches).

9: (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next 2 stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch (26 stitches).

10: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch. (21 stitches).

11: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 4 times, sc in last stitch (17 stitches).

12-24: sc around.  FO.

Repeat from the beginning to make the second side of the bone.  Stuff each end (add a squeaker if you’d like), and sew the two sides together.

Now then.  Can I get a VOILA?  YAY!

EGGS!

29 Apr

Egg ornaments, anyone?

Here’s the pattern, courtesy of my friendly friend (and Easter Brunch hostess with the mostest), Suzanne!

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  –OR–  Work 7 sc in a magic ring. (because I heart magic rings)
Rnd 2: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc – 13 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around – 26 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 10 sc, dc in next 2 sc, tr in next sc, 2 tr in next sc, tr in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, sc in next 9 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends and hang with ribbon.
For the first two Suzanne made, she did the egg shaping middle part (dcs and trs) of round 4 in round 3 instead, then did an sc around. She thinks it looks better with the dcs and trs in the last round. I haven’t tried the pattern yet,but I’m going to trust Suzanne’s awesomeness on this one.
Thanks for the pattern, Suzanne, and… Happy the Week After Easter, everyone!

Free Pattern Friday: PEEPS!

22 Apr

Did you know that there’s an entire store at the National Harbor devoted to nothing but Peeps?  Well, okay.  I think they have some Hot Tamales or something too, but really. Why go for anything else when there are Peeps to be had?!?!

where my peeps at?

Here’s a quick little pattern, courtesy of CopperScaleDragon! (You can also find this pattern as a FREE DOWNLOAD at Ravelry.com)

BODY & HEAD:

Ch9

1: skip first ch, sc in next 8 ch, ch1, turn

2: sc inc, 8 sc, sc inc (10). ch 1, turn

3 & 4: repeat row 2

5-9: sc across, ch1, turn (14)

10: sc-dec, 10sc, sc-dec, ch1, turn (12)

11 & 12: repeat row 10 (8)

13 & 14: repeat row 2 (12)

15: sc across, ch1, turn (12)

16: repeat row 2 (14)

17: repeat row 10 (12)

18: sc across, ch1, turn (12)

19-21: repeat row 10 (6)

EARS:

22: 3 sc, ch1, turn

23: 2 sc, sc inc, ch1, turn (4)

24: sc across, ch1, turn (4)

25: 3 sc, sc inc, ch1, turn (5)

26 & 27: sc across, ch1, turn (5)

28: sc dec, sc, sc dec, ch1, turn (3)

29: 2 sc dec (2), FO.

FOR SECOND EAR:

Attach yarn to the other side of the head and repeat rows 22-29.

FACE:

Uhm, cheat (ie: use a permanent marker).

Peeps, glorious Peeps!

Now then, friends, say your “Voila” and get out there to enjoy this beautiful spring day!  Hooray!

Free Pattern Friday: Hemp Market Bag

15 Apr

Finally!  Something you can make out of hemp that won’t brand you a friend of The Dude!

...that sounds exhausting, man...

You’ll need:

-some hempy hemp from hemp town

– a 3.75mm (F) hook

1: ch5, sl st to form a ring

2: *ch 11, sc into loop* 5 times

3: *ch11, sc in the 6th ch of the next loop, ch 11, sc in the sc*

4: *ch 11, sc in the 6th ch of the next loop*

5: repeat row 4 eight times & FO.

Now for the drawstring/handle!

1: ch 60, turn.

2: ch1, dc across, FO.

3: weave through your bag in the second row from the top.  When finished, sew the ends of the drawstring together to form a continuous loop.  Once you pull the drawstring closed, you’ll have enough left over for a neat little handle!

mmm... tomatoes and parmesean...

Free Pattern Friday: Swirly, Twirly Hair Tie

4 Mar

Wanna make this?

Here’s how!

1. With whatever sort of hook you’d like and a yarn with a bit of stretch to it (the stretchier the better, actually), make a chain about 6 inches long.

I'll give you a dollar if you can tell me the last time I combed my hair...

2. In the second chain from the hook, and in each chain thereafter, work 4 double crochets.

3. When you get to the end of your chain, slip stitch to form a ring and FO.

 

VOILA!

Uhm, and in other news, apparently WordPress now has sponsored tags, because the recommended tags for this post include Kanye West and Eliza Dushku.  Hmmm…

Free Pattern Friday: Pom Pom Flowers!

25 Feb

So, there’s not really much crochet in this pattern, but it’s quick, easy, and fun.

is it a flower? is it a faery wand? does it belong to Dr. Seuss?

Caution: If you are a perfectionist, give it up now.  This is not the project for you.

You’ll need:  two different colors of yarn, a 12 inch, 3mm pipe cleaner, and a G-sized crochet hook.

1. Wrap some yarn around three of your fingers about 65 times.

don't wrap too tightly or your fingers will turn blue.

2. Take the wrapped yarn off your fingers and cut another piece of yarn (in the same color) about 5 inches long.

it's warm, oh yes, but it's not fuzzy yet...

3. Tie the 5″ piece of string around the loops (in the center) as tightly as you can.

Aww, isn't it cute?

4. Cut all the loops.

...it's GROWING...

Aaah! It's the flying spaghetti monster! Halp!

5. Trim around your tiny spaghetti monster until he looks reasonably ball shaped. If you’re spending more than about 45 seconds on this step, you’re spending too much time.  Give up now or you’ll be micro-trimming for the next six hours.

PRO TIP: If you are using light yellow yarn, DON’T sit on a black comforter to do your trimming… Unless, of course, you feel like lint-rolling your entire bed.

6. Take the 12″ pipe cleaner and fold it in half.

this is what a folded in half pipe cleaner looks like.

 

7. With the second color of yarn and your crochet hook, chain 25 or so – just make sure your chain is the same length as your pipe cleaner.

 

8. With the bent edge closest to your hook, hold the pipe cleaner next to your chain and start a single crochet in the second ch.  When you’ve gone through the chain and are about to yarn over, put the pipe cleaner on your hook.

 

I switched to pink yarn so this would be easier to see...

 

9. Complete the single crochet as usual.

 

this is what the "front" will look like after a few stitches

 

10. Pinch the two sides of the pipe cleaner back together, and from now on treat them like one strand.  Continue to sc across, carrying the pipe cleaner along as you would a strand of yarn in a color change.

 

the back of your pipe cleanery friend

 

11. When you get to the end of the chain, stop. Cut a piece of yarn, about 5 inches again, with the same color you made the pom pom.  Thread it through the “top” of your stem (the end with the pointy bits of the pipe cleaner).

 

the finished pipe cleaner

 

threading color 1 through the top of the stem

12. Now thread the other end of your yarn through the needle so it looks like this:

13. Shove the needle up through the center of the pom pom (Sorry, I couldn’t think of a non-dirty way to say that…). Push the pointy ends of the pipe cleaner up into the pom pom a bit further – this will add some stability.

14. Tie the two long strands in a tight square knot and trim them to the same length as the rest of your pom pom, and…  VOILA!  FINISHED!

I’m actually going to be turning these little beauties into something other than flowers… You’ll have to stay tuned to see what they become!  Happy Hooking!  })i({

 

Granny What Now?

9 Feb

Did you know that there’s a difference between a Granny Triangle and a Granny Half-Square?

You did? Smarty Pants.  =)

For the rest of you, check this out:

 

Granny Half Square

Granny Half Squares are flat on the bottom and involve adding an extra dc into the first and last “granny group” of each row.  For a refresher course, check out my ridiculously awesome tutorial!

 

Granny Triangles, on the other hand, are worked without turning the piece, and have three distinct roundy edges (and yes, that’s the scientific term):

 

Granny Triangle

For an awesome Granny Triangle tutorial, check out Carina’s craft blog – she’s got pictures and everything!

Nina is extremely smart, as you may know, and was able to correctly identify the Granny Triangle on her first attempt!

 

Smartest. Kitten. Ever.

 

In case you were hoping for a kitten-less shot (though I can’t imagine why), here you go:

AND… in case you were hoping for a bit more humor in today’s post, I just want you all to know that WordPress recommended I tag Cloris Leachman, the United States, and Constellation Maps in this post.  Then, when I typed those three things, it updated my recommended tags to include Go Daddy and a related article about a Grannie attacking thug bikers (which I’ve included below).  WordPress ROCKS.