Tag Archives: crochet

A pencil for the teacher

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This pencil scarf was really easy to make. It makes a perfect gift for a teacher, writer, artist, or pretty much anybody who uses a pencil. When finished, it measure about 6.5 feet long, so it’s great for wrapping around your neck to keep warm.

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

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

Materials Needed (with affiliate links):

Red Heart yarn in light raspberry, grey heather, gold, buff and black

5.75 mm (J) crochet hook

Instructions:

With light raspberry yarn, ch 21

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and across, ch 1, turn (20 sc)

Row 2-16: sc across, ch 1, turn (20 sc)

Row 17-20: With grey heather, sc across, ch 1, turn (20 sc)

Row 21-276: With gold, sc across, ch 1, turn (20 sc)

*Note* You can adjust the length of the scarf here by crocheting less or more rows in gold.

Row 277-282: With buff, sc across, ch 1, turn (20 sc)

Row 283: dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (18 sc)

Row 284: sc across, ch 1, turn (18 sc)

Row 285: dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (16 sc)

Row 286:  sc across, ch 1, turn (16 sc)

Row 287: dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (14 sc)

Row 288: sc across, ch 1, turn (14 sc)

Row 289: dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (12 sc)

Row 290: With black, sc across, ch 1, turn (12 sc)

Row 291: dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 292: sc across, ch 1, turn (10 sc)

Row 293: dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (8 sc)

Row 294: sc across, ch 1, turn (8 sc)

Row 295: dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Row 296: sc across, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Row 297:  dec in first 2 sc, sc across until last 2, dec, ch 1, turn (4 sc)

Row 298:  sc across, ch 1, turn (4 sc)

Row 299: dec in first 2 sc, dec in last 2 sc, ch 1, turn (2 sc)

Row 300: sc across, tie off

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If there are any mistakes in this pattern, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook.

You may sell items that you make with my patterns, but please don’t post my patterns anywhere without linking back to my page.

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Do you wanna build a snowman?

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It’s November, and I’m waiting for the snow to hit. In the meantime, I decided to build my own snowman from the comfort of my couch. This snowman is about 9 inches tall and is perfect for cuddling or displaying on a shelf for your winter decor. This pattern is worked in both loops, and should work for both left-handed and right-handed crocheters.

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 (with affiliate links):

5.25 MM (I) crochet hook

Red Heart yarns in soft white, red, and green

12mm safety eyes

Black embroidery thread

Yarn needle

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

Body:

With 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)

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 10-16: 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: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

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

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Tie off.

Head:

With 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)

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 9-15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 17:  Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Tie off.

Hat:

With red 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)

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)

Switch to green yarn.

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Tie off.

Scarf:

With red yarn ch 81

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (80 stitches) Tie off.

Make pom-pom and attach to top of hat. Stuff the head of the snowman, then pull the hat on. You can sew the hat on, or do like I did and just attach it in a few places to hold it on. Once the hat is on, position the eyes and sew on the mouth. Sew the head to the body, then wrap the scarf around the neck and tie it on. I created my own army of snowmen, in many different colors.

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My patterns are always free. But if you’d like to help support me being able to list them for free, or just want a pattern that you can save and print, you can purchase the snowman pattern on ravelry.

If there are any mistakes in this pattern, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. Happy November!

You may sell items that you make with my patterns, but please don’t post my patterns anywhere without linking back to my page.