September 5, 2018

Monkey C2C Pillow

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 14"height x 14"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.5mm (7)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Chocolate (355yds), Ivory (110yds), Beige (65yds), Black (10yds) & White (2yds)
*16" by 30" fabric (for lining)
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 *I used the corner-to-corner (C2C) method to crochet the graph.
 *This pillow is square so you don’t have to worry about increasing on one side and decreasing on the other. The square shape makes it less confusing if you are new to corner-to-corner crochet, like I am.
 *You'll find below the graph, written directions and color block directions to help you make this pillow. I include all 3 instructions since everyone has a different preference.
 *After you finish the graph below you will need to make a second piece for the back in a solid color (I used chocolate).
This is the back side of the pillow.

GRAPH
You can right-click on the image to save it to any of your devices.

WRITTEN DIRECTIONS
Color Chart
Ivory: I
Chocolate: C
Beige: B
Black: N
White: W

Increases
Row 1: up I1
Row 2: down I2
Row 3: up I3
Row 4: down C2, I1, C1
Row 5: up B1, I1, C3
Row 6: down C1, B2, C2, B1
Row 7: up B1, C2, B3, C1
Row 8: down C1, B3, C4
Row 9: up B3, C2, B2, C1, I1
Row 10: down I1, C1, B2, C2, B4
Row 11: up B6, C1, B1, C1, I2
Row 12: down I1, C4, B3, N1, B3
Row 13: up B1, N1, B1, N1, W1, B3, C1, I1, C2, I1
Row 14: down C3, I1, C2, B3, N1, B2, N1, B1
Row 15: up B9, C2, I2, C2
Row 16: down C2, I3, C1, B10
Row 17: up C1, B9, C2, I4, C1
Row 18: down C1, I4, C3, B6, N1, B3
Row 19: up B1, C1, B1, N1, W1, B5, C3, I5, C1
Row 20: down C1, I2, C1, I2, C6, B3, N1, B2, C1, B1
Row 21: up C3, B5, C6, I2, C2, I2, C1
Row 22: down C1, I2, C1, I1, C1, I1, C6, B5, C2, I2
Row 23: up I2, C3, B4, C6, I1, C1, I2, C1, I1, C1, I1
Row 24: down I1, C1, I1, C1, I1, C1, I1, C7, B5, C1, B1, C1, I2
Decreases
Row 25: up I1, C1, B2, C1, B4, C6, I1, C1, I1, C2, I1, C1, I1
Row 26: down C1, I2, C1, I2, C1, I1, C6, B3, C1, B2, C1, I1
Row 27: up C1, B3, C2, B1, C6, I2, C1, I4, C1
Row 28: down C1, I3, C1, I3, C8, B3, C1
Row 29: up C1, B2, C8, I4, C4
Row 30: down C3, I5, C6, I1, C3
Row 31: up C2, I3, C4, I8
Row 32: down I16
Row 33: up I15
Row 34: down I14
Row 35: up I13
Row 36: down I12
Row 37: up I11
Row 38: down I10
Row 39: up I9
Row 40: down I8
Row 41: up I7
Row 42: down I6
Row 43: up I5
Row 44: down I4
Row 45: up I3
Row 46: down I2
Row 47: up I1

COLOR CODE DIRECTIONS


ASSEMBLE
     You can either sew the pieces together or single crochet them. If you're going to single crochet them together; attach the yarn at any point on the edge and a good way to keep your stitches even is to alternate between making 2 sc and then 3 sc along. Leaving one side open so you can line your pillow and stuff it.
     You would need to line your pieces or make a cushion so the fiberfill won’t show through and/or if you wash the pillow the fiberfill won’t come out. You can sew or glue the fabric in place. (Even if you decide to wash it, the glue won’t come undone. I have washed several beanies that I have made for my son and the embellishments have stayed intact.)
     Now you'll need to stuff your pillow moderately firm or to your liking. Continue to finish closing off the pillow. If you are single crocheting the pieces together, remember to slip stitch to the first stitch to give it an even finish. Finish off, secure and weave in the ends.


This pillow will go great with these and several other Monkey items that I have available.
You can purchase these patterns over on any of my shops (Ravelry or Etsy)
for a very low price just click on the shop tab on the navigation menu above. Enjoy. :)


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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!" (September 2018). 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.

August 8, 2018

Decorative Flamingo C2C Pillow

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 10"height x 10"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.5mm (7)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Salmon Pink (45yds), White (75yds), Light Pink (155yds) & Black (3yds)
*12" by 22" fabric (for lining)
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

PATTERN NOTES - must read..
 *I used the corner-to-corner (C2C) method to crochet the graph.
 *This pillow is square so you don’t have to worry about increasing on one side and decreasing on the other. The square shape makes it less confusing if you are new to corner-to-corner crochet, like I am.
 *You'll find below the graph, written directions and color block directions to help you make this pillow. I included all 3 instructions since everyone has a different preference.
 *After you finish the graph below you will need to make a second piece for the back in a solid color (I used light pink).
This is the back side of the pillow.

GRAPH
You can right-click on the image to save it to any of your devices.

WRITTEN DIRECTIONS
COLOR CHART
Salmon Pink: S
White: W
Light Pink: P
Black: B

Increases
Row 1: up S1
Row 2: down S2
Row 3: up W1, S1, W1
Row 4: down W1, S3
Row 5: up S2, P1, S1, W1
Row 6: down W2, S1, P1, S2
Row 7: up S2, P2, S1, W2
Row 8: down W2, S1, P3, S2
Row 9: up S2, P3, S1, W3
Row 10: down W3, S1, P4, S2
Row 11: up S2, P4, S1, W4
Row 12: down W4, S1, P5, S2
Row 13: up W1, S2, P4, S1, W5
Row 14: down W6, S1, P4, S2, W1
Row 15: up W1, S3, P3, S1, W7
Row 16: down W8, S6, W2
Row 17: up W2, S2, W1, S3, W9
Decreases
Row 18: down W12, S2, W2
Row 19: up W2, S8, W5
Row 20: down W4, S8, W2
Row 21: up W2, S8, W3
Row 22: down W2, S2, W8
Row 23: up W8, S1, W2
Row 24: down W1, S4, W2, B1, W2
Row 25: up W2, P2, S4, W1
Row 26: down W1, S1, B1, S1, P3, W1
Row 27: up W1, P2, S3, W1
Row 28: down W1, S2, W3
Row 29: up W5
Row 30: down W4
Row 31: up W3
Row 32: down W2
Row 33: up W1

COLOR CODE DIRECTIONS


































ASSEMBLE
     You can either sew the pieces together or single crochet them. If you're going to single crochet them together; attach the yarn at any point on the edge and a good way to keep your stitches even is to alternate between making 2 sc and then 3 sc along. Leaving one side open so you can line your pillow and stuff it.
     You would need to line your pieces or make a cushion so the fiberfill won’t show through and/or if you wash the pillow the fiberfill won’t come out. You can sew or glue the fabric in place. (Even if you decide to wash it, the glue won’t come undone. I have washed several beanies that I have made for my son and the embellishments have stayed intact.)
     Now you'll need to stuff your pillow moderately firm or to your liking. Continue to finish closing off the pillow. If you are single crocheting the pieces together, remember to slip stitch to the first stitch to give it an even finish. Finish off, secure and weave in the ends.


This pillow will go great with the other Flamingo items that I have available.
You can purchase these patterns over on any of my shops (Ravelry or Etsy)
for a very low price just click on the shop tab on the navigation menu above. Enjoy. :)


Don't forget to like this blog facebook fan page.
Or to follow our Instagram page. :)

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (August 2018). 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 21, 2018

Summer Appliques 3 (fish & sailboat)

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.

SIZE
Fish: approx. 2.5"height x 2"length
Sailboat: approx. 0.75"height x 1.5"length
...but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (2yds), Red (3yds), Light Blue (2yds), Sky Blue (1yd) & Aran (1yd)
*Tapestry Needle

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.

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


FISH with yellow or color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2dc in next ch, 3sc in next ch other side of the foundation chains dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st into 1st st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

SAILBOAT
HULL with red
  Rnd 1: ch13, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2sl st in next ch, sc in next 6 chs, 2sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next st, other side of the foundation chains sl st in same st, sc2tog, hdc on next 6 sts, sc2tog, sl st in next st (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

BIG SAIL with light blue
  Rnd 1: ch11, trc on 4th ch from hook, trc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next st, other side of the foundation chains sl st in next 9 chs (17)
Leave the ends to sew to the mast.

SMALL SAIL with sky blue
  Rnd 1: ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, ch2, other side of the foundation chains sl st in next 5 chs (10)
Leave the ends to sew to the mast.

MAST with aran
Attach yarn to back loop of the 6th st
  Row 1: ch11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st in same st you attach (10)
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.
FISH
     EYE...using black embroidery floss or thread embroider a black dot for the eye.
SAILBOAT
     BIG SAIL...sew it to the 3rd and 9th stitch of the mast on the right-hand side.
     SMALL SAIL...sew it to the 5th and 9th stitch of the mast on the left-hand side.
     FLAG...using red felt, make a flag (small triangle) and glue it on top of the left-hand side of the mast.


More fun summer appliques that you might enjoy making, along with these..
Would you like to make the starfish and turtle? Pattern --> HERE.
Or would you like to make the sandcastle, pail & shovel? Pattern --> HERE.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || tr: triple crochet
sl st: slip stitch || 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 2018). 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.