April 30, 2012

Angry Birds Amigurumis

  In those boring days with nothing to do my son and I take turns playing on my iPhone the Angry Birds game. When it first came out we got hook on it. It's one of our favorite games. I ask my son awhile ago what he wanted me to make him next and Angry Birds it is. ツ I started searching for patterns.  I found all the patterns for every single character in Ravelry.

An amazing pattern but I arrange my pieces a bit differently. ツ

I absolutely love the way the piggies turn out. ツ

Great pattern. ツ

Hope your week started out wonderful. ツ
- Janet

April 17, 2012

Fingerless Gloves

  Back in the beginning of January I wanted to make myself some fingerless gloves since the weather was really cold and my hands where getting all dry that I was getting small cuts. I search for fingerless gloves and found one that I fell in love with Snugly Mitts Tunisian Crochet (free pattern courtesy of Julia Wardell) but they ended up being to big for my hands. I try to modify it several times but it will still end up to big.
  My search for new gloves began again. I then found this really cute pattern Idony Fingerless Gloves (free pattern courtesy of Sarah Francis) but I was a bit indecisive since they where a bit short but I still made them and added a few rounds to make them longer. They look amazing and its a perfect fit. I love them. ツ I finish the mitts in 2 days but I kept putting it off to add the beads. I finally finish them but the weather is already getting really warm that I'm going to be putting them away and wear them next fall. ツ
That's me with my fabulous new gloves.
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- Janet

April 11, 2012

Pear 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. 1.5”length from its widest point x 3"height
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Ivory (3yds), Light Green (2yds), Green (1yd), Brown (1yd) & Black (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.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Treble 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.

PEAR starting with ivory
  Rnd 1: ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2sts, hdc in next 2sts, dc in next 2sts, tr in next st, 6tr in last st, other side of the foundations chains tr in next st, dc in next 2sts, hdc in next 2sts, sc in next 2sts, 3sc in last st, in last st change to light green or light brown (24)
  Rnd 2: sc in next 8sts, 2sc in next 2sts, sl st in next 2sts, 2sc in next 2sts, sc in next 10sts (28)
  Rnd 3: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

STEM with brown
  ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LEAF with green
  ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, dc in next ch, sl st in last ch
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.
     With black yarn embroidery 2 tiny seeds in the position you like best.
     Sew the stem to the top part of the pear. If you like you can use brown felt to create the stem.
     Finally sew the leaf on one of the sides of the stem. Or you can create a leaf using green felt.

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



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- Janet

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

April 9, 2012

Progress in the Cross Stitch Super Mario Bros.

  Here are some pictures of how far along I come in my cross stitch project. I had a little more time in week 4 since my son is in Spring break and I haven't had alot of homework to do with him. We only been going over the syllables and putting words together. Since he needs to be able to read when he graduates from kindergarten.
  Anyways, I don't think in my previous post for this cross stitch project I share the link from where I found the pattern; here's the link.
  As you can see in these images I did a little change in the graph. I took out the two Mario's that where there and I added Spiny there instead.

Keep on reading my blog to see how this turns out.
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- Janet

April 7, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Appliqué

By JC Designs
  They would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example decorating kitchen curtains, dishcloths, etc. or making them into fridge magnets.

SIZE
The ice cream cone measures approx. 2.5” inches long but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: small amounts of beige and any other color of choice
*Felt: Red
*Hot Glue
*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.

CONE (beige)
  Row 1: ch 10 (10)
  Row 2: dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next ch, hdc in next 3chs, sc in next ch, 4sc in next ch, other side of the chs sc in next ch, hdc in next 3chs, dc in next 3chs, ch 1 turn, (18)
  Row 3: sl st around (18)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

ICE CREAM (any color of choice)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, ch 1, 3hdc in next sc, ch1, sl st in next sc, ch 1, 3hdc in next sc, ch1, sl st in next sc, ch 1, 3hdc in next sc, sc in next 6sc (18)
F/O, secure and weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY
  This is really easy. Simply sew the ice cream on top of the cone. Cut a circle from red felt and sew/glue it in place at the top of the ice cream and that would be the cherry topping.
  If your going to make it into a fridge magnet glue a small magnet in the back.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)
Would you like to make the Ice Cream Popsicle?
Click HERE.

Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (April 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.

April 6, 2012

Banana 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
approx. 1"length x 2.75"height
...but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (3yds) & Cream (2yds)
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*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.

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

BANANA bottom part with yellow
  Row 1: ch9, dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4 chs, 2sc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 6 chs, turn your work (14)
  Row 2: ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into the next 4 chs, sl st across the top, ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into the next 4 chs, continue to sl st around the banana
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Picture tutorial on how to make row 2. Click on image to enlarge.
BANANA top part with cream
  Row 1: ch9, dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4chs, 2sc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 6 chs (14)
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 top part behind the bottom part.
     With black felt, cut a triangular shape and sew/glue it in place at the bottom of the banana.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || 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!" (April 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.

April 3, 2012

Strawberry 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. size: 2.75"height x 1.50"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.25mm (D)
*Worsted weight yarn: Red (4yds) & Lime Green (2yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss: White
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

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.
 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.

STRAWBERRY with red
  Rnd 1: ch7, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 6dc in last ch, other side of the fountain chains dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 chs, 2sc in next ch (18)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, join to 1st st with the invisible join (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: you’ll be crocheting all the leaves and stem at once.
LEAVES & STEM with lime green
  1st leaf: ch5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st in last ch (3)
  2nd leaf: ch6, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st in last ch (4)
  3rd leaf: ch5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st in last ch (3)
  Stem: sl st in the 2nd leaf and ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, sl st in the 1st leaf


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).
     LEAVES...sew them to the rounded part of the strawberry.
     SEEDS...using white embroidery floss, embroider little seeds around the strawberry.
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!" (April 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.