November 5, 2013

Mario Bros. Mushroom Beanie

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Child (20" - 21.5" head circumference) nice stretchy fit
This same pattern fits a teen and adult with a small head (it fit me, nice snug fit)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G) & 5.0mm (H)
*Worsted weight yarn: Main Color (110yds), Beige (40yds) & White (45yds) or any color of choice
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry needle
*Felt: Black & White
*Hot Glue
*Matching thread

GAUGE - don't forget to read it...
  At the end of round 9, laying flat = 6.75 inches in diameter.

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.
  The ch2, at the beginning of each round DOES NOT count as an hdc.
  You slip stitch on the first hdc, not on top of the ch 2.

BEANIE starting with blue, green, red or color of choice; 5.0mm (H)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (56)
  Rnd 8: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 6 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (64)
  Rnd 9: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 15 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 15 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (68)
  Rnd 10-17: ch2, hdc in each st around, in the last st of round 17 change to beige, sl st into 1st st (68)
  Rnd 18-24: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (68)
Don’t F/O if you would like to put earflaps in your beanie just continue on with making them. If you don’t want earflaps then skip the earflap, edging and braids portion and continue on with making the spots.

1st EARFLAP with beige; 5.0mm (H)
  Row 1: ch1, sc in next 12 sts, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 7: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 8: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 9: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd EARFLAP with beige; 5.0mm (H)
Count to the right 23 sts. Attach yarn on the 24th st, ch1, sc in next 12 sts, ch1, turn. Continue with rows 2-10 just like in the 1st earflap.
Don’t F/O, continue on to crocheting the edging.

EDGING with beige; 5.0mm (H)
sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Join with a sl st in the 1st st to give it a nice even finish.
F/O and weave in all ends.

BRAIDS
Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 36 inches long. Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Braid the strands and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way. I use 3 strands of each in main color, white and beige; you can use just one color or any combination you like.

SPOTS with white; 4.0mm (G); make 4
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2 hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
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 in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     Spots…sew them around the beanie between rounds 7 and 14. Space them out about 1.75” apart or play around with the spots and see the position you like them best.
     Eyes…with black felt cut 2 oval shapes. With the white felt cut 2 very small ovals. The black ovals, glue them between round 19 and 23. Space them about 1.5” (approx. 5 stitches). The white ovals glue those on the top center portion of the black ones.


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



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Mini, Super & 1-Up Mushrooms and Mario Bros. are copyright by Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (November 2013). 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.

October 22, 2013

Hello Kitty Earflap Beanie (newborn - toddler size)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
My version of a Hello Kitty beanie that was requested by my sister for my beautiful baby niece.
Hope everyone enjoys this pattern. :)
 

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Newborn - 3 months: 12" to 14"                   3 - 6 months: 14" to 16"
6 - 12 months: 16" to 18"                                     Toddler (12 months - 3 years): 18" to 19.5"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm & 5.5mm (I)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: White & Pink
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry needle
*Matching thread

GAUGE...
At the end of round 6, laying flat = 5 inches in diameter.
Don't forget to check your gauge.

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.
 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 hdc, not on top of the chain 2.

** Newborn - 3 months **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 19 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (42)
  Rnd 7-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (42)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2.  Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 19sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 20th st. Repeat rows 1-6 from the 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 3 - 6 months **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (45)
  Rnd 7-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (45)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 20sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach to the 21st st. Repeat rows 1-6 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 6 - 12 months **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st * repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (54)
  Rnd 8-15: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (54)
At the end of rnd 15, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap. 

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 8 sts, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 24sts (that’s including the 9 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 25th st. Repeat rows 1-7 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Toddler (1yr - 3yrs) **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (56)
  Rnd 8: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 27 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 27 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (58)
  Rnd 9-16: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (58)
At the end of rnd 16, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 9 sts, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 8: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 26sts (that’s including the 10 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 27th st. Repeat rows 1-8 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Braids (for all sizes) **

Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 30 inches long. (You can do the braids in pink or white like I did or just use one color for example white or pink). Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Separated the colors and braid the strands. At the end, trim to desired length and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.

** Ears & Bow (for all sizes) **

EARS with white; make 2; 3.0mm
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (9)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (15)
  Rnd 5-8: sc in each st around (15)
If you find the ears to small simply make another increase round and another sc round. Or if you want them smaller take out one increase and one sc around.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends

BOW with pink; 3.0mm
  Row 1: ch14, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch2, turn (12)
  Row 2-5: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (12)
  Row 6: hdc in each st across, ch1 (12)
  Row 7: do not turn, sc around the entire bow, sl st into 1st st
You can make the bow bigger by chaining more stitches in the beginning.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. With a strand of  pink yarn about 8" long wrapped it several times through the middle of the bow and secure it with a knot. 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 in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     Ears…there’s no need in stuffing them simply flatten them and sew them between round 4 and 7. For the bigger sizes, you might want to sew them between round 5 and 8. Pin them first and see which one you like best.
     Bow...sew it on the left ear.



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


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- Janet

Hello Kitty is copyright by Sanrio.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2013). 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.

August 3, 2013

Summer Appliques (sandcastle, pail & shovel)

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
Sandcastle: 3"length x 3.5"height
Pail: 2"length x 2" height
Shovel: 2" height
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm & 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Beige (1yd), Blue (5yds), Cream (10yds), Red (1yd), White (2yds) & Yellow (3yds)
*Tapestry Needle

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/TECHNIQUE
 Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.


SAND CASTLE with cream; 3.5mm
  Row 1: ch16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (15)
  Row 2-4: ch1, sc in each st across, turn (15)
  Row 5: front loops only for this round only ch1, *sc, picot in next st, sl st in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * all the way across
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
  Row 6: back loops only for this round only attach yarn with a sc on the 3rd st of the back loops from rnd 5. sc in next 10 sts (11)
  Row 7-9: sc in each sc across, turn (11)
  Row 10: front loops only for this round only ch1, *sc, picot in next st, sl st in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * all the way across but you will only be doing one sl st at the end
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
  Row 11: back loops only for this round only attach yarn with a sc on the 4rd st of the back loops from rnd 10. sc in next 4 sts (5)
  Row 12-13: sc in each st across, turn (5)
  Row 14: back loops only for this round only ch1, *sc, picot in next st, sl st in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * all the way across but you will only be doing one sl st at the end
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Using beige yarn, embroider the door and window slits.

FLAG for the CASTLE with red, 3.5mm
Attach the red yarn on the 3rd st from the unworked loops of round 13.
ch7, place a stitch marker on the 4th ch from hook, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sl st where we place the stitch marker, sl st in each of the next 3 chs, sl st where we the attach yarn.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

PAIL with blue, 3.0mm
  Row 1: ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (5)
  Row 2: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, turn (6)
  Row 3: ch1, sc in each st across, turn (6)
  Row 4: ch1, sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, turn (7)
  Row 5: ch1, sc in each st across, turn (7)
  Row 6: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, turn (8)
  Row 7: ch1, sc in each st across, turn (8)
  Row 8: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, turn (9)
  Row 9: ch1, sc in each st actoss (9)
  Row 10: ch3, sc down the side of the pail, sc across the bottom of the pail, sc up the other side of the pail, ch3, sl st across the top of the pail
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Optional: use yellow yard to embroider lines on the pail.

HANDLE for the PAIL with white, 3.0mm
With the right side of pail facing you, attach yarn with a sc on the right hand-side on the ch3 space, ch15, sc in the left hand side on the ch3 space
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

SHOVEL with yellow, 3.0mm
ch4, sl st into the first ch you made to form a ring
  Top part of the shovel: ch1, 10sc in ring, ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st into 1st st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
  Bottom part of the shovel: ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 4dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Sew the bottom part to the handle.


More fun summer appliques that you might enjoy making, along with these..
Would you like to make the starfish & turtle? Pattern --> HERE.
Or would you like to make the sailboat & fish? Pattern --> HERE.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chain/s || sc: single crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || 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!" (August 2013). 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 8, 2013

Cupcake 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
Length from bottom to cherry approx. 2.75”
Width from its widest point approx. 2.75"
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm (B) & 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Beige (5yds), Red (1yd) & any other color of choice (4yds)
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 The chain in the beginning does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
The left one was made as stated in pattern and the right one was made with a 2.5mm hook. 

BOTTOM PART with beige; 3.5mm hook
  Row 1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch2, turn (6)
  Row 2: 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, ch2, turn (8)
  Row 3: 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: sc in each st across (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FROSTING (top part) with color of choice; 3.5mm hook
Attach yarn where we left off
  Row 1: 2sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 2: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 3: sk 1st st, sc in 2nd st, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: sk 1st st, sc in 2nd st, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 5: sk 1st st, sc in 2nd st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 6: sk 1st st, sc in 2nd st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 7: sk 1st st, sc in 2nd st, dec2tog, ch1, turn (2)
Don’t F/O; continue by following the steps from the picture below. Arrows are an indication where to do the stitches. Follow step 1 - 5. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

CHERRY with red; 2.5mm hook
  Rnd 1: ch2, dc, 2sc, 1dc, 2sc, 2dc into the magic ring
Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Sew it on top of the frosting.

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



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June 11, 2013

Tunisian Make-Up Baggy

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
You can either use it as a clutch or a make-up baggy. :)
SIZE
Approx.width 6.75" by length 4.5" but can vary depending on hook size and yarn weight.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (Does not need to be a tunisian crochet hook a simple hook will do just tie a rubber band at the end. See image below.)
*Fingering weight yarn
*Fabric - 9" by 9"
*7" zipper
*Charm to dangle off your clutch
*Tapestry needle
*Sewing needle
*Matching thread
*Measuring tape

GAUGE
width 6sts = 1" and length 6 sts = 1"
If you don't own a Tunisian crochet hook, then simply tie a rubber band several times at the end of your hook and Voila. :)

A site and videos on how to Tunisian Crochet
-An Introduction to Tunisian Crochet by crochetme.com; it has images to show you how to while you're reading. Great site, this is the one I use to learn.
-If your more of a visual person then this video is great for you.
-To bind off your work watch this video.

Tips
-On the basics tutorial video, it says for the last stitch of the forward pass, put the hook through the two end stitches. Cause if you don't and when its time to sew them together the edges are gonna look holey. Just in case this happens to you. Simply use the same color thread and sew it so it wont look so obvious.
-Right side always faces you. Theirs no need to ever turn your work unless stated to do so.
-Each row consist of two parts: a forward part and return part.
-Measure! Measure! Measure! You don't want your piece to look uneven.

LET'S BEGIN CROCHETING
ch 43
Do 42 rows and then bind off your work using the instructions from the link of the video I posted above.
F/O and weave in ends.
Keeping the right side facing you, attach yarn where we did the bind off and sc in each sc, ch1, turn. Do 1 more row of sc. This row should end with the wrong side facing you. ch1, turn, *hdc in next 5sts, 5hdc in the next st* repeat all the way across.
F/O and weave in ends.
Keeping the right side facing you, attach yarn on the foundation row and sc in each sc, ch1, turn. Do 1 more row of sc. This row should end with the wrong side facing you. ch1, turn, *hdc in next 5sts, 5hdc in the next st* repeat all the way across.
F/O and weave in ends.


ASSEMBLY
     Now you want to steam your piece. This helps the edges look smooth, not roll in and evens it out. I use my iron since it has a steam option (if yours doesn't have that option then ironing the piece should also work). Place a towel underneath your crochet piece and place pins to keep it in place. Fold the towel in half. Begin steaming/ironing for about a minute or less. Let it cool completely before taking the pins out.
      Now that it has completely cool, you'll need a fabric piece thats slightly bigger. The reason its bigger than the piece we crochet it's cause you want to double fold the hem so the fabric wont come undone. You want to sew the fabric and zipper on the back part of your work. This would be the lining.

     Now that we finish sewing the fabric and zipper on, sew the sides together. I use whip stitch to sew the sides.
      All we need to do now is add something cute to dangle from your clutch. I put my charm where we did the rows of single crochet but of course you can put yours where ever you like.
I bought these for only a $1 at a local store. They had so many cute little charms and everything you need to make them. I spent about 20 minutes browsing and trying to decide what to buy. :)

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May 15, 2013

Monkey Rattle

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  This Monkey Rattle Pattern can be purchase in my etsy shop for a very low price of $2.00.
  This sweet little monkey rattle will entertain your little one. You can either make it for boy/girl. Use the colors that you like you best. 。◕‿◕。
  Rattles provide a source of stimulation. Babies like the sounds they are hearing and with their eyes they try to follow the path of the rattle as it is shaken back and forth. Of course they provide entertainment too. :)


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May 7, 2013

Nabbit from Super Mario Bros. U

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE
Approx. Height 8" 

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Purple, Gold, Black, White, Beige
*Fiberfill
*2 Black buttons - 14mm
*White cloth (10.75” by 12.5”)
*Felt: Red, Gray, Light Brown
*Tapestry needle
*Matching thread
*Stitch Markers
 *Hot Glue
 
PATTERN NOTES
  Gauge isn't all that important, but your hook and yarn choices should result in a fairly tight stitch so the stuffing won't show through.
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds. :)
  There's no need to slip stitch and/or chain when going to the next round unless stated to do so.


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Nabbit and Mario Brothers are copyright Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the page 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 the pattern.

March 25, 2013

Waddlewing from Super Mario Bros. U

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE
Approx. Height 6" & Length 3.5" not including wings and 9" including wings 

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.5mm & 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Gold, Beige, Brown, & Red
*Felt:White & Black
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry needle
*Matching thread
*2 Pipe Clearners
*Hot Glue
*Stitch Markers

PATTERN NOTES
  Gauge isn't all that important, but your hook and yarn choices should result in a fairly tight stitch so the stuffing won't show through.
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds. :)
  There's no need to slip stitch and/or chain when going to the next round unless stated to do so.


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Waddlewing and Mario Brothers are copyright Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (March 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the page 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 the pattern.

March 19, 2013

Monkey Pacifier Holder

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  This Monkey Pacifier Holder Pattern can be purchase in my etsy shop for a very low price of $2.00.
  This sweet little monkey will keep your baby's pacifier from falling to the floor. You can either make it for boy/girl. Use the colors that you like you best. 。◕‿◕。


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March 14, 2013

Clover Appliques for St. Patrick's Day

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
These clovers are great if you haven't got your one green item for St. Patrick's Day.

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 2"height
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Green (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle

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.


3-LEAF CLOVER with green
  Rnd 1: sc, ch1, sc, ch1, sc, ch1, sc, sl st into 1st sc in magic ring (4sts+3 ch1 sp)
  Rnd 2: ch2+tr+hdc+tr+ch2+sl st into ch1 sp (creates the 1st petal), sl st in next sc, ch2+tr+hdc+tr+ch2+sl st into next ch1 sp (creates the 2nd petal), sl st in next sc, ch2+tr+hdc+tr+ch2+sl st into next ch1 sp (creates the 3rd petal), sl st in last sc, ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st again in last sc (creates the stem)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

4-LEAF CLOVER with green
  Rnd 1: sc, ch1, sc, ch1, sc, ch1, sc, ch1, sc, sl st into 1st sc in magic ring (5sts+4 ch1 sp)
  Rnd 2: ch2+tr+hdc+tr+ch2+sl st into ch1 sp (creates the 1st petal), sl st in next sc, ch2+tr+hdc+tr+ch2+ sl st into next ch1 sp (creates the 2nd petal), sl st in next sc, ch2+tr+hdc+tr+ch2+sl st into next ch1 sp (creates the 3rd petal), sl st in next sc, ch2+tr+hdc+tr+ch2+sl st into next ch1 sp (creates the 4th petal), sl st in last sc, ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st again in last sc (creates the stem)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

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



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February 9, 2013

Monkey Security Blanket

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  This Monkey Security Blanket Pattern can be purchase in my etsy shop for a very low price of $2.00.
  A security blanket has been known to provide psychological comfort, especially in unusual or unique situations, or at bedtime for small children. This adorable security blanket will help your baby have sweet dreams and comfort him/her.
  You can either make it for boy/girl. Use the colors that you like you best. 。◕‿◕。


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January 8, 2013

Minion Earflap Beanie

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Child (20" - 21.5" head circumference) nice fitted fit
This same pattern fits a teen and adult with a small head (it fit me, nice snug fit)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.0mm (H)
*Worsted weight yarn: Yellow (125yds), Light Blue (19yds), Brown (5yds), White (12yds), Gray (5yds) & Black (23yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*2 black buttons with a diameter of 10mm
*Tapestry needle
*Matching thread

GAUGE
At the end of round 9, laying flat = 6.75 inches in diameter.
Don’t forget to check your gauge.

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 slip stitch and/or chain when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
  The ch 2 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 hdc.

BEANIE starting with yellow
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (56)
  Rnd 8: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 6 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (64)
  Rnd 9: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 15 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 15 sts* repeat from * to * around, in the last st change to black, sl st on top of ch 2 (68)
  Rnd 10-11: ch2, hdc in each st around, in the last hdc of round 11 change to yellow, sl st on top of ch 2 (68)
  Rnd 12-19: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st on top of ch 2 (68)
Don’t F/O, continue to make the first earflap.

1st EARFLAP with yellow
  Row 1: ch1, sc in next 12 sts, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 2-3: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 7: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
  Row 8: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 9: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd EARFLAP with yellow
Count to the right 23 sts. Attach the yarn on 24th st, ch1, sc in next 12 sts, ch1, turn. Continue with rows 2-10 just like from the 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with light blue
Attach yarn in any stitch and ch1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st in the first sc to give it a nice even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EYES starting with brown
  Rnd 1: 12hdc in magic ring, in the last hdc change to white, sl st to 1st st (12)
  Rnd 2: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (24)
  Rnd 3: ch2, hdc in each st around, in the last hdc change to gray, sl st on top of ch 2 (24)
  Rnd 4: working in front loops only, ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st on top of ch 2 (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

BRAIDS
Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 36 inches long. Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Braid the strands and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way. I use 3 strands of each in light blue, yellow and black; you can use just one color or any combination you like.

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).
     Sew the eyes between round 7 and 13. Sew only through the white part, leave the gray areas un-sew. In the center of the brown part of the eyes sew the buttons.
     The mouth will be slip stitch in between round 18 and 19. Working your way up to round 16.
     For the hair: cut 3 pieces of yarn about 5 inches long. Fold the bunch in half and push through the top of the beanie. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Cut the top ends a bit to even out the strands.


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



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Minion and Despicable Me are copyright by Universal Studios.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (January 2013). 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.