January 5, 2021

Round Plush Cockatiel Bird

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, this Cockatiel bird is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.50"height x 3.75"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (20yds), Warm Gray (23yds) & Mango (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*2 Black Round Doomed buttons or Safety Eyes (10mm)
*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
Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.
Double Crochet Cluster (2dc cluster) - Y/O hook, insert your hook into stitch, Y/O & pull up a loop (3 loops remaining), Y/O & pull through 2 loops (2 loops remaining), Y/O & insert your hook into same stitch, Y/O & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O & pull through 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O & pull thru the remaining three loops.

Note: If you are going to be using safety eyes, place them before closing the body. I am using round domed buttons.
HEAD/BODY starting with yellow
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-11: sc in each st around, in last st of rnd 11 change to warm gray (39)
  Rnd 12: sl st in each st around (39)
  Rnd 13: working in the back loops only of the sl st's from rnd 12, sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 17: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 18: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 19: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 20: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

LEFT-WING with warm gray
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (8)
There is no need to stuff the wing.
  Row 1: flatten to match up the stitches and *picot st, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

RIGHT-WING with warm gray
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (8)
There is no need to stuff the wing.
  Row 1: flatten to match up the stitches and *picot st, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with mango; make 2
  Row 1: *ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 chs* repeat from * to * 1 more time, ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st into the very 1st ch
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOTE: all stitches will be done in the magic ring.
BEAK with mango
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc cluster, ch2, sl st, ch2, 2dc cluster, ch2, sl st, pull tightly to close magic ring
F/O, leave a tail for sewing.

FEATHERS on top of the head with yellow
  Row 1: ch5, sl st in 1st ch from hook, ch4, sl st into 1st ch, ch3, sl st into 1st ch, at the bottom of the sts sl st across
F/O, leave a tail for sewing.

TAIL FEATHERS with warm gray
Central Feathers make 1 
  Row 1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, sl st in next 3 chs (6) 
F/O, leave a tail for sewing.
Long Feathers make 2
  Row 1: ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next 3 chs (5)
F/O, leave a tail for sewing.


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.
     WINGS...place them on round 13 (where we did the color change). Only sew the top portion leaving the rest of the wing unsew so he can flap around.
     BEAK...place it in on round 11, in the center between both wings. Only sew the center portion.
     FEATHERS on the top of the HEAD...place it vertically on round 1, aligning it with the beak.
     FEET...place it on round 18; approx. 0.75" apart. Only sew the ch3 we did at the end of the feet to the body leaving the rest unsew.
     TAIL FEATHERS...find the middle of the back and place the long feather in round 16. The short feathers on either side of the long feather.
     EYES...I am using the rounded domed buttons since I have no crafts stores around my area that sell safety eyes. I will be placing them between round 9 and 10; approx. 1" apart.
     OPTIONAL…you can add a little blush underneath the eyes using makeup blush and a q-tip. Or embroider them using pink embroidery floss or thread.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || dc: double crochet || f/o: finish off || rnd: round || sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || 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!" (January 2021). 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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December 24, 2020

Gingerbread Man 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. 3.75"height x 2.25"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Toffee (20yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black & Red
*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.


FACE (unbitten) with toffee
  Rnd 1: 6hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (6)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in next st around, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2dc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 4: ch1, 2sc in same st you sl st, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, join to the 1st st with the invisible join (20)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FACE (bitten) with toffee
  Rnd 1: 6hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (6)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2sc in same st you sl st, 2sc in next st, 2hdc in next 4 sts, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 3: ch1, 2sc in same st you sl st, sl st in next 4 sts, ch3, 2dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, sl st into 1st st (19)
  Rnd 4: ch1, sl st in same st you sl st, sl st in next st, ch3, sl st in next 2 sts, ch1, sl st in next st, sc in next st, sc in next 3 chs, sc in next st, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, join to the 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
BODY with toffee
  Rnd 1: 6hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (6)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 3dc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, 3dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sl st into 1st st (10)
  Rnd 3: ch1, 2sc in same st you sl st, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, sl st into 1st st (14)
F/O, leave a long tail to sew to the head by 3 sts. Secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with toffee
This is done in the back loops and all in the same st. Attach the toffee yarn on the 4th st of the body, ch2, hdc, ch2, sl st in same st.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Repeat the same process on the 14th st.

FEET with toffee
This is done in the back loops and all in the same st. Attach the toffee yarn on the 8th st of the body, ch2, hdc, ch2, sl st in same st.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Repeat the same process on the 10th st.


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.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 small circles and place them in the position you like best. For the gingerbread man that is bitten, use black embroidery floss or thread and embroider sideways "v's". Make them however you like, the possibilities are endless.
     GUMDROPS...using felt in any color of your choice, make small little circles and place them down the center of the body.
     MOUTH...make the smile however you like, the possibilities are endless.
     FROSTING...using white embroidery floss or thread, embroider zigzag lines in the position you like best.


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


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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (December 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.

November 26, 2020

Round Plush Turkey (gooble gobble)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, this adorable Turkey is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.25"height x 4.25"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Toffee (40yds), Terracotta (20yds) & Gold (20yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black & Red
*Fiberfill
*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
Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.

HEAD/BODY with toffee
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEATHERS with terracotta (make 3) & gold (make 2)
  Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring (8)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (10)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (8)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (6)
  Rnd 9-10: sc in each st around (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

BEAK with gold
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next st around (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with gold; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3: sc in each st around (10)
There is no need to stuff the feet.
  Row 1: flatten to match up the stitches and *sc in next st, picot st, sc in same st, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st, picot st, sc in same st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEATHERS on top of head with toffee
  Row 1: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st into the last st from previous 
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LEFT WING with toffee
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st (8)
  Rnd 4: 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st (10)
There is no need to stuff the wing.
  Row 1: flatten to match up the stitches and *picot st, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * 4 more times
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

RIGHT WING with toffee
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts (10)
There is no need to stuff the wing.
  Row 1: flatten to match up the stitches and *picot st, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * 4 more times
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.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. .60" apart. Only sew the 2 first rounds from the feet to the body.
     FEATHERS...located the center of the back and place the feathers above round 14.
     FEATHERS on top of the head...place it on round 1.
     WINGS...align them with the feet and place them on round 11. Only sew the top portion leaving the rest of the wing unsew so he can flap around.
     BEAK...if needed lightly stuffed it. Place it between round 10 and 11.
     WATTLE…using red felt; make a rounded “L” shaped and glue it on either side of the beak as shown in the picture below.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 small circles. Place them between round 8 and 9; approx. 1" apart.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single 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!" (November 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.