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Crochet a Pokeball

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Gotta catch ‘em all! Whip up a couple of crocheted Pokeballs, and they’re sure to be a hit. Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished plush measures approximately 2½ inches tall.

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 in cherry red, white and black.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

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

Ball:

With cherry red, 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)

Rows 9-10: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Switch to black.

Rows 11-12: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: *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 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 21: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

 Button:

With white, 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)

Switch to black.

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

Sl st to next stitch. Tie off. Sew or hot glue onto ball.

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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Crochet a Little Pikachu

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Gotta catch ‘em all! Pikachu is a favorite amongst Pokemon lovers. Whip up a couple of crocheted Pikachus, and they’re sure to be a hit. Made with worsted weight yarn, this finished doll measures approximately 7 inches tall, with his ears.

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 in bright yellow, cherry red and black.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

12mm safety eyes

Black embroidery thread

Stitch markers

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

Head:

With bright yellow, 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 8-10: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

**For the following row, you’ll place stitch markers to create guidelines for where to place his facial features.**

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Row 11: Sc in first 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches (place stitch marker in last inc), sc in next 10 stitches, inc in next 5 stitches (place stitch marker in first inc), sc in last 10 stitches. (50 stitches)

Rows 12-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

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

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

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Using your stitch markers to guide you, place the eyes between rows 9 and 10 with 7 stitches between them.

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Using a needle and yarn, drop a stitch from one eye to the other and pull tight to make the eyes indented.

Sew a nose and mouth on with embroidery thread.

Ears:

With black, 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, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

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

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to bright yellow.

Rows 6-11: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat, position and sew onto top of head.

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Cheeks:

With cherry red, 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)

Sl st into next stitch. Tie off. Make two. Position on face, just under stitch markers. Sew or hot glue cheeks on.

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Body:

With bright yellow, 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: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Switch to black.

Row 12: Sc in first 8 stitches, switch to bright yellow, sc in each stitch around, switch to black. (35 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in first 8 stitches, switch to bright yellow, sc in each stitch 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)

Switch to black.

Row 16: Sc in first 8 stitches, switch to bright yellow, sc in each stitch around, switch to black. (30 stitches)

Row 17: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, dec in next 2 stitches. Switch to bright yellow. Sc in next 4 stitches, *dec in next 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

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

Tie off. Stuff body tight with poly-fil. Position and sew head onto body, being sure the black stripes are centered on his back.

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Legs:

With bright yellow, 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)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Position onto sides of body. Sew on, stopping before you do the last few stitches to stuff some poly-fil inside.

Feet:

With bright yellow, 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 3-6: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Position onto legs, making sure it stands before sewing them on.

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Arms:

With bright yellow, 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, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

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

Rows 3-4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Don’t stuff. Position and sew onto body.

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Tail:

With bright yellow, ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, ch 1, turn. (12 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (12 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in first 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Rows 8-9: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch across, ch 5. (6 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, then sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Rows 12-14: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in first 4 stitches, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Rows 16-17: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Switch to black.

Rows 18-20: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Sew both of them together, using bright yellow yarn across the yellow parts and black yarn across the black parts.

Position on back of body and sew on.

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There you have your little Pikachu.

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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.

Spring Bunny

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Nothing says spring like a cute, little bunny. This pattern was designed using size 6 bulky yarn, and the finished bunny measures approximately 9½-10 inches tall. It can be made with any yarn, though. I used 3 different yarns to make my spring bunnies.

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 size 6 bulky yarn. I used Lion Brand Go For Faux in Chinchilla and Bear, and Lion Brand Hometown USA in Los Angeles Tan.

I (5.5mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

20mm safety eyes

Yarn or embroidery thread for the nose

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

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, 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 8-13: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

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

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Insert safety eyes between rows 11 and 12 with 5 stitches between them. Sew on a nose with yarn or embroidery thread.

Ears:

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 4-8: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

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

Tie off. Make two. Pin ears onto top of head, making sure they’re in the right spot, then sew 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: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 11-12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body. Stop before you close it up, and insert more poly-fil to reinforce the neck.

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Arms:

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, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-5: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Don’t stuff. Pin to body around row 11, making sure they’re in the spot you want them. Sew on.

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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, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

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

Row 3: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 4-8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil, leaving the top 2-3 rows unstuffed. Pin legs onto side of body, making sure they’re where you want them. Sew on.

Tail:

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, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Don’t stuff. Pin to back of body, making sure it’s where you want it. Sew on.

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The Go For Faux yarn is kind of tough to work with because you can’t see the stitches. On the plus side, that means you can’t see if you’ve messed it up. Take it one row at a time, and be sure to use stitch markers and count your stitches in each row. It makes such cute, soft, fluffy bunnies that it’s totally worth the extra work.

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You can also make these bunnies with worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in pink and silver blue. Use a G(4mm) hook, and 12mm eyes. These finished bunnies are approximately 6-6½ inches tall.

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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.

 

Jellyfish Bean Bag Balls

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My boyfriend is a LARPer (LARP = Live Action Role Playing), and for Christmas I made him some spell balls. While he’ll use these as fireballs and lightning bolts, you could make these bean bag jellyfish in many different colors. These jellyfish bean bag balls are a great toy for kids. Made with cotton yarn and filled with poly-pellets and poly-fil, they’re perfect for any bean bag games you can come up with. 

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 cotton worsted weight yarn. These can also be made with acrylic worsted weight yarn, but the acrylic will fray over time and the cotton won’t.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Poly-pellets

Nylons

Yarn needle

Black embroidery thread

 

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

 

 

Making the weighted pouches

You don’t have to use the poly-pellets if you don’t want to, but it gives them a bit of extra weight so they fly better when you throw them.

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I got the nylon stockings so they were already 2 individual pieces. By cutting them in half, I was able to make 4 pouches using 1 set of nylons.

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With the toe part, you just fill it and tie the end. With the other half, tie a knot at one end first. Fill each of them with ¼  cup of poly-pellets. Tie a knot in the top to close it.

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This extra bit of weight really does help them to go further when you throw them, but you can just fill them with regular poly-fil if you’d like.

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Ball:

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)

Rows 9-14: Sc in each stitch 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)

Insert the weighted pouches. Stuff poly-fil tight around the pouch. Continue to stuff 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.

Tails:

Crochet a chain longer than you want the tail to be. I used starting chains of 30 and 40 because I wanted different lengths for them. Work 3 sc’s into each chain. Be sure to leave a long tail at the beginning and end of each curl to attach it.

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Attach the tails on the bottom. Use embroidery thread to sew on a face. I had fun making different faces for mine. I did a happy face, a scared face, an angry face, And a “how YOU doin’” face.

 

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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.

Valentine Bear

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This bear is a perfect gift for your Valentine. Made with Red Heart Hygge yarn, this finished doll measures approximately 7½ inches tall, perfect size for little hands to play with.

If you haven’t checked out the Red Heart Hygge yarn yet, you definitely should. I am absolutely in love with this yarn. It’s so soft and fuzzy, but unlike most fuzzy yarn, you can actually see your stitches as you work. It’s perfect for making soft, cuddly stuffed animals. 

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:

Red Heart Hygge yarn for the bear. Red Heart Super Saver for the heart.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

18mm safety eyes

20mm safety nose

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

Snout:

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)

Tie off. Insert safety nose and set aside.

Head and 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, 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 11-18: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 24: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 25: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 26: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 27: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 28: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 29: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Stuff head tight with poly-fil. Insert safety eyes between rows 15 and 16 with 8 stitches between them. Before you put the backs on the safety eyes, position the snout and sew it on.

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Rows 30-37: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 38: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 39: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Stuff body tight with poly-fil. Continue to stuff as you work.

Row 40: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 41: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 42: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 43: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 44: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off.

Ears:

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)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

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

Tie off. Make two. Flatten, then position and sew onto head.

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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, 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)

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

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 9-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil, leaving top 3-4 rows unstuffed. Make two. Position on sides of body and sew on.

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Arms:

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

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

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

Rows 7-10: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil, leaving top 2-3 rows unstuffed. Make two. Position on sides of body above legs and sew on.

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Tail:

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 3-4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff lightly with poly-fil. Position and sew onto back of body.

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I only used 1 skein of the Hygge yarn to make this bear, and I still had a bit left over.

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Heart:

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

Make two. Tie off first one. Don’t tie off second one. Continue on with heart.

Row 6: With yarn still attached to second one, attach to first one and sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Stop at this point and stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you work.

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

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 16: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut and tie off. There will be a hole in between the two humps on top. Use your yarn needle and yarn to sew this closed.

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You can attach the heart to his hands, or leave it loose like I did.

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You can also make this bear using regular worsted weight yarn if you don’t have the Hygge yarn. It still comes out really cute, but it’s just a bit smaller.

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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.

 

Snowman Ornament

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I absolutely love snowmen. I also love that they’re a decoration you could leave up all winter. My crocheted Christmas tree really needed to have a snowman on it, so I worked up this quick little snowman to hang on there.

This pattern is so fast to make, and it doesn’t use much yarn at all.

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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

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

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)

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.

Nose:

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)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Center and sew onto face.

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

Rows 8-11: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Arms:

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)

Rows 2-7: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto sides of body.

Hat:

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: In inside loops only, sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

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

Row 16: In outside loops, sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 17: Inc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff lightly with poly-fil. Position and sew onto top of head.  Attach ribbon to the top of the hat to hang him.

Scarf:

Ch 41

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, ch 1, turn. (40 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch across. (40 stitches)

Tie off. Attach fringe at each end. Tie around neck.

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 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.

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!