Christmas Tree Ornament

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I absolutely love handmade holiday decorations. These cute little Christmas trees make great ornaments, but they could also be put on a shelf as decorations.

They work up super quick and use very little yarn. Make some for all of your friends and family, and use up that scrap yarn you have laying around. Add buttons and beads to make them extra special.

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Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

Ribbon

Beads, buttons and thread

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Tree:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: Ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 3-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 14-15: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 16: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Rows 17-19: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 21-22: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 23: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 24-26: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 29: Dec around. (10 stitches)

Row 30: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off. Decorate your tree with beads and buttons using thread to attach them. Attach a ribbon at the top if you want to make your tree an ornament.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

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Bauble Christmas Ornaments

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Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and I absolutely love decorating for it. We actually have 4 decorated trees in our house. We have a small one on the kitchen counter, my daughter has a little 2 foot one in her bedroom, we’ve got our big one in the living room, and this year I set up a big one in my bedroom. I’m covering that one with only crocheted items.

These bauble ornaments are a definite must-have if you want a crochet decorated tree. You can make as many or as few of these as you’d like. They’re super quick to make, and the possibilities for color options are endless. These are also great for using up those scraps of yarn that you have laying around.

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Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver. You can use any colors you’d like, but make sure you have grey for the top part.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

Ribbon

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Bauble:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: Ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 8-12: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 19: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

Topper:

With grey yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: Ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: In inside loops only, sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Position on top of bauble and sew on.

Attach ribbon through the top to hang it from your tree.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

Christmas Countdown Part 4

This month, we’ve been working on a crochet along, making this cute Christmas Countdown calendar.

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If you missed the first part of this pattern, the main graph and instructions, you can find it here.

The second part of the pattern, making the pockets and attaching them, can be found here.

The third part of the pattern was the appliques and Santa, and you can find that here.

This week, I’ll tell you how I did my numbers, and we’ll be learning how to make the hanger at the top.

Numbers

Once you’ve attached your appliques, it’s time to do the numbers.

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There are a lot of different ways you can do the numbers. You could stitch them on, or use fabric paint to paint them on. Or you could use foam number stickers, although buying enough to have all of the numbers you’ll need could get expensive.

I decided to buy a sheet of white foam.

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I used a stencil, scissors and an exacto knife to cut them out, and super glue to attach them.

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You may have a different idea for putting the numbers on your calendar. There are a lot of ways you can do this, so figure out what works best for you and plan it out before you start your project.

Hanger

With J (6mm) hook and white yarn, ch 25.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (24 stitches) Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-14: Sc in each stitch across. (24 stitches) Ch 1, turn.

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Fold in half and sc top and bottom together. Make sure your wooden dowel fits inside of this pocket. If it’s too small, you may need to do a few more rows before folding it.

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Make two. Line these up on each side of the top of your calendar, and do a row of sc to sew them together.

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My wooden dowel was a bit long, so I used a little hand saw and cut it to the size I wanted it. You could also paint the dowel if you want to. Slide it into the pockets of the hanger. You should have space in the middle where it’s just the wooden dowel. Use a nail or hook to hang it.

 

If you’re having any problems, feel free to message me on Facebook. I’ll have free pattern giveaways in my Facebook group for those participating, and the group is a great place to get extra help from other people who are participating in the CAL.

If you want to be able to save this pattern, you can purchase the pdf on Ravelry for only $4.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

Christmas Countdown Part 3

This month we’re working on a crochet along, making this Christmas Countdown.

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If you missed the first part of this pattern, the main graph and instructions, you can find it here.

The second part of the pattern, making the pockets and attaching them, can be found here.

This week, it’s time to make the appliques and Santa.

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Windows

Square Window:

Using your G (4mm) hook and blue yarn, ch 11

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. (10 stitches) Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-10: Sc in each stitch across. (10 stitches) Ch 1, turn.

Switch to green.

Sc around window, working 2 sc’s into each corner. Sl st to first sc. Tie off.

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Use green yarn and your yarn needle to sew the panes on.

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Make as many windows as you’d like. I made 12, but the number of windows and their placement is up to you. You can sew the windows on each pocket or hot glue them on like I did.

Round Window:

With G (4mm) hook and grey yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Switch to green.

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Tie off.

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Use green yarn and yarn needle to sew panes on.

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Make 1 round window and sew or hot glue it onto the attic pocket.

Wreath:

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With G(4mm) hook and green yarn, ch 15. Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Sc in each ch around. (15 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Use red yarn to add “berries” to your wreath. Sew or hot glue onto the front door.

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Snowman:

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Bottom Ball:

With G(4mm) hook and white yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Tie off.

Top Ball:

With G(4mm) hook and white yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Sew bottom ball to top ball. Use black yarn to sew on eyes and buttons. Use orange yarn to sew on the carrot for his nose. Sew or hot glue to house, next to door.

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Santa

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Head:

With G(4mm) hook and skin colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Insert safety eyes between rows 7 and 8 with 4 stitches between them.

Hat:

With G(4mm) hook and burgundy yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 15: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 16-19: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Tie off.

Body:

With G(4mm) hook and burgundy yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to black.

Rows 6-7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to burgundy.

Rows 8-10: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Switch to skin tone.

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil.

Arms:

With G(4mm) hook and skin colored yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Switch to burgundy.

Rows 3-7: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Don’t stuff.

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Sew head onto body. Stop before closing it and put more poly-fil in to reinforce the neck. Position and sew arms onto body. Using gold yarn, sew a buckle onto his belt. Pull hat onto head and sew on. Fold hat over and sew end to middle of hat.

Cut white yarn into strips for his beard.

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Attach yarn to his face to make his beard. Trim it so it’s all the same length.

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Pull each strand of his beard apart to make it frizzy.

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Next week, I’ll give the pattern and instructions for the hanger, and we’ll talk about how I did my numbers on my countdown.

If you’re having any problems, feel free to message me on Facebook. I’ll have free pattern giveaways in my Facebook group for those participating, and the group is a great place to get extra help from other people who are participating in the CAL.

If you don’t want to wait for me to post parts of the pattern each week, or you want to be able to save this pattern, you can purchase the pdf on Ravelry for only $4.

See you next week!

Christmas Countdown Part 2

This month, we’re doing a crochet along, making this adorable Christmas Countdown calendar.

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If you missed the first part of this pattern, the main graph and instructions, you can find it here.

Who’s ready to put some pockets on their Christmas Countdown calendar?

Pocket Graphs

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Big Pockets (Make 4)

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Attic and Side Pockets (Make 3)

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Chimney Pocket (Make 1)

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Door Pocket (Make 1)

For the big pockets, you’ll use a starting ch of 51.

For the attic pocket, the chimney pocket, the side pockets and the door pocket, you’ll use a starting ch of 11.

Use this graph to place your pockets, sewing them where the white lines are.

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When sewing the pockets on, sew down one side, across the bottom, then back up the other side.

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Make sure, as you’re sewing your pockets on, that you’re lining up the bobble stitches and keeping them even and straight. For the big and medium pockets, you can sew around the edges first, then go back and sew in the middle spots for the pockets, or you can sew those as you go. I sewed them as I went along to make it easier to see.

Take your time sewing the pockets on, and keep checking to make sure it’s lining up right. Remember, if you mess up, you can pull the stitches back out and start over. This is probably the most frustrating part of the pattern, so if you find yourself getting frustrated with it, just set it aside for awhile and come back to it.

Once your pockets are all sewn on, you can start on the appliques and Santa, which I’ll be posting the patterns for next week.

If you’re having any problems, feel free to message me on Facebook. I’ll have free pattern giveaways in my Facebook group for those participating, and the group is a great place to get extra help from other people who are participating in the CAL.

If you don’t want to wait for me to post parts of the pattern each week, or you want to be able to save this pattern, you can purchase the pdf on Ravelry for only $4.

See you next week!

Christmas Countdown Part 1

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. I go a little Christmas crazy around here, and I absolutely love handmade Christmas decorations. For the month of November, we’re doing a crochet along (CAL). Here’s what we’ll be making.

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Count down to Christmas with Santa Claus. Santa starts at the front door on December 1st, then makes his way up the house until he gets to the chimney on Christmas. This finished countdown measures approximately 20½ inches wide by 35½ inches long.

Be sure you read through all of the instructions before you begin. This pattern is written by me, a left-handed person, but can be easily made by a right-handed person as well. The photos will be backwards for right-handed people, but it shouldn’t be a problem if you just remember that you’re working in the opposite direction.

I’ll be posting the patterns/instructions every Friday in November, so be sure you’re following to get all of it. This first part is the longest part, since it’s the main graph and instructions for the bobble stitch. It will probably take you longer than a week, and that’s ok. The other weeks won’t take you as long so there’s plenty of time to get it all finished before December hits.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

dc: double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

YO: yarn over

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver. I used 2 skeins of the red for the house, 1 skein of each other color.

The colors I used were:

  • Cherry Red
  • Charcoal
  • White
  • Light Blue
  • Tea Leaf
  • Burgundy
  • Buff
  • Paddy Green

J (6mm) crochet hook (for the graphs)

G (4mm) crochet hook (for the appliques and Santa)

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

10 mm safety eyes

½ inch wooden dowel

Foam numbers or foam sheets to cut numbers out of

House Graph

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Instructions

This is a graphgan made using a modified bobble stitch. If you’ve never made a graphgan before, I’m going to talk you through how to do it.

This pattern is made up of a row of bobble stitches plus sc’s, then a row of sc’s. Each square in the graph is actually 4 stitches. See photo below.

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The first stitch in the square is the bobble stitch. The second one is the sc after the bobble stitch. The third and fourth stitches in the square come in the next row and are the sc’s across the top.

I started from the bottom of the graph and worked my way up, but you can also start from the top and work your way down if you’d like to. Your starting chain will be the number of squares in the graph doubled, plus one. This graph is 31 squares across, so you’re going to start with a ch of 63, using your J (6mm) crochet hook.

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For the first row, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each across. (62 stitches) Ch 3, turn.

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Now you’ll start your first bobble stitch.

YO, insert hook into first stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook.) YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops. (3 loops on hook.) YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops. (4 loops on hook.) YO and pull through all 4 loops. (See photos below.)

This is your modified bobble stitch. It’s modified because a typical bobble stitch has 4 or 5 dc’s, but this one only has 3 so that it isn’t quite as puffy and thick.

Work a sc into the next stitch.

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This closes your bobble stitch and makes it poof out. Continue working bobble stitches and sc’s across. At the end, ch 1 and turn. (31 bobble stitches)

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Now sc in each stitch across. (62 stitches) Ch 3, turn.

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Repeat the row of bobble stitches, and the row of sc’s for row 2 of the graph.

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This is how the whole thing will be done, following the graph and making the color changes as needed. Once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty simple. Just make sure you have the graph in front of you and you’re following along.

To make your color changes, you’re going to pull your new color through the last loop. For example, the first color change goes from white to red. With your white, insert your hook through the stitch, pull a loop through. Then pull your red through both loops to close the sc.

Then work your next stitch in red. This give you clean color changes.

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Don’t cut your white yarn! You’ll need that yarn attached when you come back. On the row of sc’s, be sure to do your color changes the same way.

 

Don’t cut any of your colors until you’re done using them for that section. You’ll be working with a lot of yarn attached to your project, and I like to create “bobbins” out of clothespins.

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Continue following the graph, working your color changes where indicated. You’ll finish the project with a sc row. I used white and green to do a border around mine. In each corner, I worked 3 sc’s. It’s also beneficial to count your stitches when you’re crocheting around it, and make note of them so that you’ll have the same number of stitches on each side and the top and bottom.

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Next Friday I’ll give you the graphs and instructions for the pockets, so stay tuned.

If you’re having any problems, feel free to message me on Facebook. I’ll have free pattern giveaways in my Facebook group for those participating, and the group is a great place to get extra help from other people who are participating in the CAL.

If you don’t want to wait for me to post parts of the pattern each week, or you want to be able to save this pattern, you can purchase the pdf on Ravelry for only $4.

See you next week!

Christmas Countdown Calendar Prep

Who wants to make a Christmas Countdown Calendar?

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Starting November 2, 2018, I’ll be posting the free pattern for this Christmas Countdown here on my blog. Join us for a Crochet-A-Long! I’ll post links to each post every Friday on my Facebook page, and I’ll have free pattern giveaways in my Facebook group for those participating. It’s going to be a fun month!

So let’s get started. You’ve got 1 week until this CAL begins, so go out and get all of your supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver. I used 2 skeins of the red for the house, 1 skein of each other color.

The colors I used were:

  • Cherry Red
  • Charcoal
  • White
  • Light Blue
  • Tea Leaf
  • Burgundy
  • Buff
  • Paddy Green

J (6mm) crochet hook (for the graphs)

G (4mm) crochet hook (for the appliques and Santa)

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

10 mm safety eyes

½ inch wooden dowel

Foam numbers or foam sheets to cut numbers out of

I hope you’ll be able to join us! If you don’t want to wait for me to post parts of the pattern each week, or you want to be able to save this pattern, you can purchase the pdf on Ravelry for only $4.

See you next week!

Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Itsy Bitsy Spider is ready to do some scaring. Tie a string from the top of him and hang him from the ceiling, or set him on a shelf to surprise people when they come in. His body is approximately 3½ inches side to side, and with his legs straight out he’s approximately 9½ inches wide.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in charcoal and dusty grey.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes (I used cat eyes)

Pipe cleaners

Body:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-13: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Stop at this point and insert safety eyes between rows 12 and 13 with 6 stitches between them. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 22: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

Legs:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-16: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make eight. Insert a pipe cleaner into each leg to make it bendable. Position onto body and sew on around row 14. Be sure to line the legs up on each side of the body so that they’re as even as you can get them.

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These spiders are part of my All Hallows Eve ebook, which you can pick up on Ravelry.

Cover

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

Feisty Pumpkins

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These pumpkins are so cute, and can be customized with any face expressions you want to make them extra fun. Made with worsted weight yarn, the small pumpkins measure approximately 4 inches tall, and the large ones measure approximately 5 inches tall.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes

Small Pumpkin:

With orange, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 12-17: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stop at this point and insert eyes between rows 13 and 14 with 8 stitches between. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 23: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off. Use embroidery thread to sew on a mouth and eyebrows.

Large Pumpkin:

With orange, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 12-23: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stop at this point and insert eyes between rows 15 and 16 with 8 stitches between. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 29: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off. Use embroidery thread to sew on a mouth and eyebrows.

Stem:

With green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Row 2: In inside loops, sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Center on top of head and sew on.

Leaves:

Ch 11. Work 2 sc’s in each ch to make it curl. Leave a long starting tail and ending tail and use them to tie it onto his head.

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These pumpkins are part of my All Hallows Eve ebook, which you can pick up on Ravelry.

Cover

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

 

Owliver the Owl

I have had a thing for owls for years, and I constantly crochet them. For some reason, I’ve never bothered to write down an owl pattern until now.

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Meet Owliver the Owl. He’s ready to stay up all night, or cuddle by your side while you sleep. This finished pattern is approximately 7 inches tall.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes

Head:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 11-16: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil.

Eyes:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Push safety eyes through the center. Insert eyes between rows 14 and 15 of the head with 7 stitches between them. Use orange yarn and a yarn needle to sew his beak on.

Body:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 10-12: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 17: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Position and sew head onto body.

Wings:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-10: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 12: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Sew end shut. Make two. Lay flat, position and sew onto sides of body.

Feet:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat, position and sew onto bottom of body.

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Try making him with other types of yarn too.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.