May 22, 2012

Owl 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. 3” (from wing to wing) x Length: 2.75"
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm & 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Brown (10yds), White (2yd), Gold (1yd), & Delft Blue (2yds)
*Stitch Marker to mark your rounds
*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.

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.


BODY with brown; 3.5mm
  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 (24)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 5: ch3, tr in next st, 2tr in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2tr in next 2 sts, sl st in next st, *sc in next 3 sts,  2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st st (34)
  Rnd 6: sl st in the next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in the next 2 sts
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EYES with white; make 2; 3.5mm
  Rnd 1: 6hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LEFT WING with delft blue, 3.5mm
  ch7, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, sl st in next ch (5)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

RIGHT WING with delft blue, 3.5mm
  ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, sl st into the same st you dc (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with gold, 2.5mm
Working in back loops of the body. Attach yarn in the 9th st, ch3, sl st in st you attach. F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Attach yarn on the 12th st of the body, ch3, sl st in st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     EYES...place them as shown in the image below. For the pupils, I use a sharpie. If you're going to use a sharpie just be careful not to smear the marker. You can also embroider or use felt for the black part of the eye.
     BEAK...using the gold yarn make a triangle shaped beak.
     WINGS...sew them on the sides of the owl.

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!" May 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.

Hello Kitty Zippered Wristlet

By JC Designs
  This was a request by a friend. She like the style of the Keroppi Wristlet that she wanted me to make her one but of Hello Kitty.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Horizontally 7.5" and 4.5" vertically but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size 2.5mm & 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Black, Fuchsia, White or any other color of choice
*Zipper 18cm length
*Fabric of choice
*Stitch Marker to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*White Thread

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

WRISTLET with 3.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the next 28chs, 3hdc in next ch, hdc in next 28chs, 2hdc in last ch, sl st into the first st (62)
  Rnd 2-12: ch 1, hdc in the same stitch you sl st, hdc around, sl st into the first st of previous rnd (62)
  Rnd 13-14: ch1, sc in the same stitch you sl st, sc around, sl st into the first st of previous rnd (62)
  Rnd 15: ch1, 3hdc in the same stitch you sl st, *sl st in next sc, 3hdc in next sc* repeat from * to * all the way around
F/O and weave in ends.

EYES/NOSE make 3 with 2.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next ch, 3sc in next ch, other side of the chs sc in next ch, 2sc in last ch (8)
  Rnd 2: sl st in only the first st to give it a even look
F/O and weave in ends.

BOW with 3.5mm hook
  Row 1: ch 14, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch2, turn (12)
  Row 2-4: hdc in each hdc across, ch2, turn (12)
F/O and weave in ends. With a 60" strand of yarn, tie it in the middle of the bow and keep wrapping in the center. Then weave in that strand of yarn in the back.

STRAP with 3.5mm hook
  ch 53 (or chain to desire length), sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (52)
F/O and leave a tail to sew the strap unto the wristlet. When folded is measures 6".

 ASSEMBLY
  The eyes you want to sew them between row 8 and 10. Place them 2.5" apart from each other.
  The nose between row 4 and 5 right beneath the middle of the eyes.
  Embroidery the whiskers with white thread.
  The bow place it in the upper right corner. I place it a little bit sticking out of the sides of the wristlet.
  Now you can pin the zipper and fabric in place to begin sewing them. This took me awhile cause I'm a perfectionist plus cause I had to sew it by hand since I don't own a sewing machine. But this would keep your items from falling out.
  Sew the strap on wristlet.
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- Janet

Hello Kitty is copyright Sanrio.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (May 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.

May 18, 2012

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  Sorry I haven't been blogging much but this month I have been busy making some items for a friend. It's been taking me awhile to finish since my wrist has been hurting. Just hoping I don't get carpal tunnel at just a young age but real soon you will be seeing 2 new patterns.

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May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

  I wanted to take the time to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day.  Hoping that each and every one of you are getting spoil to the fullest. ツ
A Mother's Love

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. - Sarah Malin
XOXO
-Janet