June 30, 2020

Pineapple Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Add them to the front of a homemade card.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 1.5"height x 2.5"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (3yds) & Green (2yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Half Triple Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Triple Crochet (tr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.

PINEAPPLE with yellow
  Rnd 1: ch6, dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in next 2 chs, 6tr in next st other side of the foundation chains tr in next 2 chs, htr in next ch, dc in next ch, ch2, sl st into 1st st (14)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LEAVES with green
Attach the yarn on the ch2 loop
ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, hdc in next ch, sl st into same st you attach
ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch, sl st into same st you attach
ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, hdc in next ch, sl st into same st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     EYES...these can be done however you like, the possibilities are endless. You can search online for "kawaii faces" or anything along those lines to get some ideas.
     SMILE...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider a smile or use felt.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet || tr: triple crochet
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (July 2020). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.
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June 24, 2020

Whale Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Add them to the front of a homemade card.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.25"height x 3"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Teal or color of choice (6yds) & White (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Slip Stitch Decrease (sl st dec) - insert hook into next st, Y/O hook, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, Y/O hook, pull up a loop, Y/O hook and pull through all 3 loops

WHALE starting with teal or main color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch2, 12 hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in next 8 sts, hdc in next st, ch9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next ch, hdc+dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2hdc on the hdc post (shown in the picture below), sc+sl st in next st, you'll be leaving 2 sts unworked
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
  Row 1: join the white yarn on top of the dc (shown in the picture below), sl st in same st you join, sl st in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, hdc on top of the last sc, dc on the next sl st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, join to the 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
WATER SPROUT with white
  Row 1: ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sl st in next ch, sl st in next 2 chs, ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st dec in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 chs, sl st into the 1st ch from previous ch5 to join them together (shown in the picture below)
F/O, leave a tail to attach to the whale.

ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I am going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     WATER SPROUT...place it on the back loop of the 9th stitch.
     EYE...using black felt make a small eye and place in the position you like best.
     BLUSH...using pink embroidery floss or thread, embroider a line underneath the eye for the blush. You can also use pink felt and make a tiny circle or you can use makeup blush and apply some using a q-tip.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || dec: decrease || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2020). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

June 17, 2020

Narwhal Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Add them to the front of a homemade card.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.5"height x 2"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Teal or color of choice (8yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: White, Black & Gold
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
NARWHAL with teal
  Rnd 1: ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc2tog, sc in next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, dc in next ch, 6dc in last ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next ch, 2sc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch6, turn your work, hdc+hdc+dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 chs, ch3, turn your work, hdc+hdc+dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in same st between both fins (see pictures below to know where), sl st in next ch (23)
  Rnd 2: sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, 3dc in next st, 2dc in next st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next 5 sts, join to the next st with the invisible join (29)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. 

FINS with teal
Attach the yarn on the 7th st but on the front loop, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc+sl st in same st you attached the yarn in
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
Attach the yarn on the 21st st but on the front loop, sl st+hdc in same st you attach, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in same st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     TUMMY SPOT...using white felt or your color of choice, make a heart and place it in the position you like best.
     HORN...using gold felt make a triangle and place it on the top center.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 tiny little circles and place them in the position you like best.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread, create the mouth. Make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes using a q-tip.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2020). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.