April 12, 2020

Hatching Chick 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. 2.3"height x 2"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (5yds) & Gold (1yd)
*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.

BODY/FACE with yellow
  Rnd 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, 5hdc in next ch other side of the foundation chains sc in next 2 chs, 2sc in next ch (12)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st (17)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, join to 1st st with the invisible join (19)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

WINGS with yellow
Right Wing: Attach yarn on the 4th st of the body
ch4, sl st in same st you attach, ch3, sl st in same st, ch2, sl st in same st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
Left Wing: Attach yarn on the 16th st of the body
ch2, sl st in same st you attach, ch3, sl st in same st, ch4, sl st in same st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOTE: I only made feet for the chick that has the cracked eggshell on his head.
FEET with gold
This is done all in the same st. Attach the gold yarn on the 9th st of the body, ch2, sl st in same st you attach, ch2, sl st in same st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in ends. Repeat the same process on the 11th 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. Place them, in the position you like best.
     PEAK…using gold felt; make a tiny diamond-shaped and glue it on the position you like best.
     EGG SHELL...using white felt, make a cracked eggshell and placed it on the bottom or the top of the head.
     OPTIONAL…you can add a little blush underneath the eyes using makeup blush and 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 || 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!" (April 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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April 3, 2020

Rainbow 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. 1.6"height x 3"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Lavender (1yd), Turqua (1yd), Light Green (1yd), Yellow (1yd), Orange (1yd), Pink (2yds) & White (2yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

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.

RAINBOW starting with lavender
  Row 1: 5sc in magic ring, in last st change to turqua, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st, in last st change to light green, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 1 more time, 2sc in last st, in last st change to yellow, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in next 2 sts, in last st change to orange, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 5: *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * 1 more times, 2sc in next st, sc in last st, in last st change to pink, ch1, turn (15)
  Row 6: *sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in next 3 sts (17)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEART CLOUDS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 2sc, 1dc, 2sc, 2dc in magic ring
Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through. 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.
     HEARTS...sew both hearts together, side to side. Afterward, sew them to either side of the rainbow. You can also make the clouds using felt if you like.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || dc: double crochet  || st/s: stitch/es || f/o: finish off



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- Janet

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

March 25, 2020

Round Plush Whale

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      For those who love cute things, this whale 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 it to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.75"height x 4"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Light Lavender (36yds) & Ivory (11yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Individual Lashes (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.

HEAD/BODY with light lavender
  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 8-10: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 11: 2sc in next st, sc in next 37 sts, 2sc in last st (41)
  Rnd 12: 2sc in next st, sc in next 39 sts, 2sc in last st (43)
  Rnd 13: 2sc in next st, sc in next 41 sts, 2sc in last st (45)
  Rnd 14: sc2tog, sc2tog, *sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 2 more times, sc2tog, in last st change to ivory (39)
  Rnd 15: working in the back loops only for this rnd 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.

FINS with light lavender; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (6)
  Rnd 6: sc in each st around (6)
  Rnd 7: sc in next st, sc2tog around (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with light lavender; make 2
  Rnd 1: 3sc in magic ring (3)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st (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: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st (10)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog (8)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

WATER SPOUT with ivory; make 2
  Row 1: ch10, sl st in next 2 chs, 3 sl st in next ch, 2 sl st in next ch, sl st in next 5 chs (12)
F/O, leave a tail to sew in place.


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.
     FINS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them on each side of round 14 and be sure to align them. In the front of the whale, you'll be leaving 18 stitches in between the fins.
     TAIL...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. The hdc's on the tail will be facing downward where the belly spot is (ivory section of the body. Place the tail in the back on round 14 (the back is the section of the body that is sticking out, where we did the increases on the body). You'll be leaving 4 stitches in between the fins and tail.
     WATER SPOUT...place both of them on round 1 of the body.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 small circles. Place them on round 11 and 12 in the position you like best. Add lashes to the eyes or embroider them with black thread.
     BLUSH...with pink embroidery floss or thread, embroider a small line between round 13 and 14.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches togethert || hdc2tog: half double 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!" (March 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.