August 11, 2019

Round Plush Dumbo

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      For those who love cute things, Dumbo 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. 3.75"height x 5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Turquoise (45yds), Red (10yds) & Yellow (3yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black & Pink
*Embroider Floss: Yellow
*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
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

HEAD/BODY with turquoise
  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.

FEET with turquoise; make 4
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TRUNK with turquoise
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 4: 2sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st (8)
  Rnd 5: 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st (10)
  Rnd 6: sc in each st around, join to 1st st with the invisible join (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
COLLAR with red
ch42, sl st into the 1st st to form a ring (42)
  Rnd 1: ch1, sc in next ch, 2sc in next ch around (63)
  Rnd 2: working in the back loops only *sl st in next 2 sts, sl st+ch1+sl st in next st* repeat from * to * around, join to 1st st with the invisible join (105)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LEFT EAR with turquoise
  Row 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 3: sk next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 4: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 6: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 7: sl st around the entire ear
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

RIGHT EAR with turquoise
  Row 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, leave the last st unworked, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 4: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: 2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 6: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 7: sl st around the entire ear
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HAT with yellow
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 5: front loops only for this round only sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around, sl st into 1st st (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with turquoise
  Row 1: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch (3)
F/O and leave a tail to sew it to the body.


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...lightly stuffed them. Try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 16 and 17; approx. 1" from each other.
     TRUNK...there's no need to stuff it. You'll want the part that we did the increases to be facing up and the hdc's should be in the bottom. Align the trunk to the center of the front feet between round 11 and 12.
     COLLAR...using yellow embroidery floss or thread, slip stitch between the front loops and round 2.
     Place the collar underneath the trunk on round 12 and sew it in place.
     EARS...place the ears between round 8 and 11. Align the ears to the center of the feet like seen in the picture.
     Using pink felt, cut out a similar shape to the ear but slightly smaller. Glue it on top and repeat this for the other ear.
     You will be folding up the top portion a bit and sewing it so it stays in place. This will make it look like the ears are droopy.
     HAT...lightly stuffed it. Place it in the position you like best.
     TAIL...align it to the center of the back feet and place it on round 14.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 small circles. Place them between round 9 and 10; approx. 1.125" apart.
     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 || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sk: skip
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Dumbo is copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (August 2019). 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.

July 9, 2019

Cactus Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach 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/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 3"height x 3"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Green of your choice (5yds) & color of choice for the pot (4yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: color of choice

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.
 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.
 Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

** Cactus Idea #1 **


BIGGER BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, 5htr in next ch other side of the foundation chains dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 chs (15)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

MEDIUM BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 4dc in next ch other side of the foundation chains hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 chs (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
SMALL BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc+hdc+sc in next ch other side of the foundation chains sl st in next 2 chs (7) 
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

POT with color of your choice
  Row 1: ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, ch1, turn (3)
  Row 4: sc in next st, sc2tog, turn (2)
  Row 5: sl st in each st around the entire pot, join to 1st st with the invisible join
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).
     BRANCHES...sew the branches in the position you like best or like shown in the picture.
     CACTUS to POT...sew the cactus to the pot.
     FLOWERS...these can be done however you like and in the position, you like best. I use pink embroidery floss and a 3.5mm (E) hook by attaching the embroidery floss to the back loops.
*ch5, sl st in same st you attach, ch5, sl st in same st, ch5, sl st in same st*
Follow these steps on the other 2 branches.
     POT...using any color of embroidery floss, embroider a zigzag design across the middle of the pot or any design you like the possibilities are endless.

** Cactus Idea #2 **


BIGGER BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch8, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, htr in next 2 chs, 6tr in next ch, other side of the foundation chains htr in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs (18)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

RIGHT BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 4dc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next ch, sl st in next 2 sts (12)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
LEFT BRANCH with the green of your choice
  Rnd 1: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc+hdc+hdc+sc in next ch other side of the foundation chains 3sc in next ch, sl st in next ch (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

POT with any color of choice
  Row 1: ch9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2: sk 1st st, sl st in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 4: sc in each st across, turn (6)
  Row 5: sl st in each st around the entire the pot, join to 1st st with the invisible join
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).
     BRANCHES...sew the branches in the position you like best or like shown in the picture.
     CACTUS to POT...sew the cactus to the pot.
     POT...using any color of embroidery floss, embroider a zigzag design across the middle of the pot or any design you like the possibilities are endless.


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



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (July 2019). 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.

July 3, 2019

Round Plush Kirby

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      For those who love cute things, Kirby 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. 2.5"height x 4"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Petal Pink (34yds) & Red (7yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black, White, Blue  & 2 shades of 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.

HEAD/BODY with petal pink
  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.

HANDS with petal pink; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (8)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with red; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
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 16 and 17; approx. 0.50" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuffed them, simply flattened them. You can place these however you like, the possibilities are endless. If you like to place them like I did...Align them to the feet and place them between round 9 and 12.
     EYES & MOUTH...you can make these however you like, the possibilities are endless. I made them out of felt, use the image below to get an idea on how to make them. Place the eyes between round 7 and 9; approx. 0.75" apart. The mouth goes in the center of the eyes between round 10 and 11.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny ovals or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Kirby is copyright by Hal Laboratory and Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2019). 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.