March 30, 2012

Apple 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.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2”length from its widest point x 2"height
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Ivory (3yds), Lime Green or Red (2yds) & Brown (1yd)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Felt: Green & Brown (optional for leaf and stem)
*Hot Glue (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.

APPLE starting with ivory
  Rnd 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sl st in the next st, ch1, dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, sl st in the next st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, sl st into the 1st st (21)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
  Rnd 5: attach the red or lime green yarn to where we sl st from the previous round sc in next 2nd st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, sl st in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, sl st into 1st st (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

STEM with brown
 ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (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.
     Sew the stem to the top of the apple.
     Using green felt, make a leaf and glue on one of the sides of the stem.
     With black yarn embroidery 2 tiny seeds in the position you like best.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)

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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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (March 2012). 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 29, 2012

Watermelon Wedge 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.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Width: approx. 2.5" from its widest point
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Red (3yds), White (1yd), Green (1yd) & Black (1yd)
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
 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.


WATERMELON starting with red
  Row 1: 3sc in a magic ring, ch1, turn (3)
  Row 2: 2sc in each st across, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st across, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st across, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, in last st change to white, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 6: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st across, in last st change to green, ch1, turn (15)
  Row 7: sc in each st across (15)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. 


ASSEMBLE
     All that's left to do is to embroidery the seeds with black yarn or embroidery floss.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || st/s: stitch/es || 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 2012). 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 28, 2012

New patterns coming soon

  Stay tune for new patterns coming soon. I'm going to be designing new appliqués that are going to be food related. :)
  This new appliqués, I'm going to be making them into fridge magnets to hold my son's artwork (making a set for my sister too) but you can add them to anything you like. They would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example decorating kitchen curtains, dishcloths, etc.

Keep on reading my blog to see how this turns out.
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Have a wonderful day. :)
- Janet

March 12, 2012

Progress in the Cross Stitch Super Mario Bros.

  I found this amazing 8-bit graph of Mario Brothers that I wanted to do for my son. I was considering crocheting it but it's 150 x 200. That's a whole lot of granny squares that I would need to make so I decide to go with cross stitch since I figure it might be less time consuming but who knows since I never cross stitch before this is my first time. So far I gotta say that it's really easy but I don't have a lot of time in my hands to be cross stitching all day. Let's see how long this is going to take. :)
  I am going to be making some changes in the graph like instead of putting Nintendo I want to put my son's name. I need to search 8-bit letters and hopefully I find some nice cursive letters.

Keep on reading my blog to see how this turns out.
Have a wonderful day. :)
- Janet

March 10, 2012

Dragonfly Appliqué

By JC Designs
These dragonflies are great for applying to any projects.
  I love dragonflies in home decor but I do dislike the real thing though. haha. :)

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
The dragonfly measures approx. 3” inches from a to head to abdomen but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: small amounts of any colors you like
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

ABDOMEN & THORAX
  Row 1: ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (12)
  Row 2: ch 3 and on the tip of the last sc do 2dc. Turn your work and sl st into the 3rd ch.
Do not F/O.

HEAD
Turn your work again. ch 3 and sl st into the same st.
F/O and secure. Weave in end.
Where those black lines are theirs a gap from the dc.
TOP WINGS
Attach yarn where the gaps are.
ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 4chs, sc in last ch, sl st where we attach the yarn. (6)
Top wings.
BOTTOM WINGS
In the same place where you attach the yarn for the top wings right underneath them attach yarn to make the bottom wings.
ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2chs, sc in last sc, sl st where we attach the yarn (4)
ASSEMBLY
All you need to do now is add some antennas. With black yarn attach the yarn to the head and sl st and cut to desire length.

- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (March 2012). 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 but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.

March 8, 2012

Zippered Wristlet

Both are designs by me and are free patterns. :)
  Grandma saw the Keroppi Wristlet (free pattern) I made for my sister for her birthday and my Grandma love it that she wanted one but I was like "Keroppi Grandma, really? :)". I told her I would make her one but a little more simple for her to wear.
  I was going to make it brown but then I found this yarn I had stash and thought this would make a nice wristlet for her. Once finish I thought it look a bit to plain and decide to add the bird appliqué I design. I think it looks cute now but yet still simple for her to wear. Now lets just hope she loves it. :)

- Janet