November 13, 2016

Pokeball Beanie (knit)

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
age 5 - adult

MATERIALS
*Worsted Weight Yarn: White, Red & Black
*DPN's or Circular: 3.0mm & 3.5mm
*Tapestry Needle

GAUGE
Using 3.5mm needles... 11stitches x 15 rows = 2"
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES
  This pattern can either be knitted when making the hat or duplicate stitched on afterward; the choice is yours. Here's a great video on how to duplicate stitch; Click Here.


Note: The grid lines on the pattern graph may look uneven on your monitor but will print out evenly.



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 Pokeball and Pokémon are copyright by The Pokémon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (November 2016). 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.

November 3, 2016

Bowser Pillow in Tunisian Crochet Tutorial

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 14" length x 10" width but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Tunisian Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Blue, Black, White, Beige, Light Green, Dark Green, Yellow, Red, Gray, Charcoal, Aran, Gold
*Tapestry Needle
*Measuring Tape
*Fiberfill
*Pen to mark your squares as you go!
*Bowser 8-bit graph that you'll find below. If you want to use a different character, there are plenty to be found on the web by searching for 8-bit Mario characters or anything along those lines.
Click on image to enlarge.

A site and videos on how to Tunisian Crochet
-Tunisian Crochet Basics by Purl soho; it has various images to show you how to while your reading.
-If you're more of a visual person rather than reading then this video by thecrochetside might be great for you.
-To bind off your work watch this video by Bethintx1.
-For color changes watch this video by GegeCrochet.

Tips
-On the basics tutorial video, it says for the last stitch of the forward pass for you to put the hook through the last two end stitches. Cause if you don't and when it's time to sew up the sides is going to look holey.
-On the color changes, don’t pull the yarns too tight. Since this graph has a lot of color changes start a new yarn thread cause if you keep pulling them too tightly the pillow its gonna get smaller as you continue making it. (This happen to me with my first Tunisian project I ever made.)
-Measure! Measure! Measure! You don't want your pillow to look uneven.
-Remember to mark off each square/row as you go. Double check your work to make sure you haven't missed a square.
Now lets make the back side
-Instead of binding off your work when you reach the last row of the graph, continue making the back side to save on sewing time (which I dislike).
-Make another black row, make 68 rows blue with the first & last stitch in black and the last row all black.
-Remember on the last all black row to bind off.
Last Steps
-All that's left to do is to weave in all the ends (that's the part I hate the most but its gotta be done)......
-......and sew the sides. Leave one side un-sew and stuff it moderately firm. As you continue sewing the last side, stuff as needed.

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Bowser and Mario Bros. are copyright by Nintendo.
 This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (November 2016). 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 13, 2016

Luigi with Yoshi Beanie (knit)

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
age 5 - adult

MATERIALS
*DPN's or Circular: 3.0mm & 3.5mm
*approx. 100yds of Main Color (worsted weight)
*Small amounts of the following (worsted weight): Green, White, Beige, Navy Blue, Black, Orange & Red
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Luigi can easily be turned into Mario by simply changing the green to red.
  This pattern can either be knitted when making the hat or duplicate stitched on afterward; the choice is yours. Here's a great video on how to duplicate stitch; Click Here.


Note: The grid lines on the pattern graph may look uneven on your monitor but will print out evenly.


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- Janet


 Luigi and Yoshi are copyright by Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2016). 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 2, 2016

Doggy Earflap Beanie (newborn - toddler)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
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: 5.0mm (H) & 5.5mm (I)
*Worsted weight yarn: Light Gray, Turquoise & White
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tiny piece of Fabric (scrap): color of choice
*2 Black Buttons (diameter: 10mm)
*Felt: White & Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

GAUGE...
At the end of round 6, laying flat = 5 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.
 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 turquoise; 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 turquoise; 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 turquoise; 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 light gray; 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 turquoise; 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.

** Ears (for all sizes) **

EARS with turquoise; make 2; 5.0mm (H)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (6)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 3: ch1, 2sc where you sl st, *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (18)
  Rnd 4-10: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (18)
NOTE: you can continue making rounds of sc to make the ears longer.
  Rnd 11: ch1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 12-17: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 18: ch1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 19: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 20: no need to stuff, flatten open side and match up the stitches, sc through both sides across, ch1, turn (4)
  Rnd 21: sc in each st across (4)
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 all in one color or use 3 different colors for turquoise, white and light gray). 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.


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…sew the top portion and a little bit of the sides between round 4 and 5. Pin them first and see how you like them best.
      MOUTH…draw out a template on a piece of paper on how you would like it to look like. Cut it out and tape it unto the felt ‘cause it makes it so much easier to cut it out exactly like your template. Pin and glue on the bottom of your beanie, just above the turquoise edging, between round 9 and 13.
     Spot for the eye…use any scrap of fabric you might have laying around. Same as the mouth, draw a template, cut it out, tape it on the felt and cut it out. I use the “Fray Check Glue” all over the spot so as time goes by it won’t start coming undone. Glue it just above the mouth on either side that you would like it at.
      NOSE…using black felt make a nose. You can also embroider it with embroider floss, the choice is yours.
     EYES…sew a button on top of the spot and the other just on the other side. Make sure before you sew them in place that their evenly place.



This beanie will go great with my Doggy Baby Booties that comes in 2 sizes
(newborn to 6 months & 6 months to 12 months).
You can purchase this pattern in any of my shops
(ravelry, etsy or craftsy) for a very low price.

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

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2016). 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.

May 30, 2016

Butterfly 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. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"W
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you sl st from the previous round.
  The ch2, at the beginning don’t count as a stitch.

SPECIAL STITCHES
  Triple 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.


BUTTERFLY
  Rnd 1: sl st, ch3, 4tr, ch3, sl st, ch3, 4tr, ch3, sl st, ch2, 3dc, ch2, sl st, ch2, 3dc, ch2, sl st into magic ring
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Not too tightly, wrap the beige yarn 4 times around the middle of the butterfly. Make a knot or two on the top to secure it and to make the antennas. Trim the antennas if necessary.


ASSEMBLE
     Glue a paperclip on the back.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || dc: double crochet || tr: triple crochet || sl st: slip stitch || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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.

May 28, 2016

Band-Aid 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. size: 0.75"H x 1.5"W
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you sl st from the previous round.
  The ch2, at the beginning don’t count as a stitch.

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


BAND-AID with beige
  Rnd 1: ch12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8 chs, 3hdc in last ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 8 chs, 2hdc in last ch, sl st into 1st st (22)
  Rnd 2: ch1, sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in last st, in last st change to brown, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 3: working in the back loops ch1, sl st in each st around (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEART with red
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 3sc, 1dc, 3sc, 2dc in magic ring
Pull tightly to close. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     Sew the heart in the middle of the band-aid. On each side of the heart, embroider a line or dotted lines.
     Glue a paperclip on the back.


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!
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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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.

May 27, 2016

Flowery 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. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"L
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you sl st from the previous round.
  The ch2, at the beginning don’t count as a stitch.


FLOWER with color of choice
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (5)
  Rnd 2: front loops only for this round *sl st, ch1, 2hdc, ch1, sl st in next st*, repeat from * to * 4 more times (5petals)
  Rnd 3: holding the flower facing you, take your hook to the back loops and attach the yarn *ch3, sl st in next st*, repeat from * to * 4 more times & complete the round with a sl st into 1st sl st (5 chain spaces)
  Rnd 4: in each chain space do the following stitches... sl st, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1, sl st. Complete the round with sl st into the first sl st (5 petals)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     Glue a paperclip on the back.


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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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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.

May 26, 2016

Jellyfish Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

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


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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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.

May 25, 2016

Donut (doughnut) Applique

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

These were made using a 2.75mm (C) hook and worsted weight yarn.
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project or gift.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet or paperclips.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Attach them to a hair tie for your little girl.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"W
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

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.
These were made using a 2.0mm hook with lace weight yarn.

DOUGH
ch7, sl st into the 1st st to form a ring
  Rnd 1: ch2, 12hdc inside the ring, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st around, sl st into 1st st (18)
  Rnd 3: ch1, sl st in each st around (18)
F/O and secure and weave in the ends.

FROSTING
ch7, sl st into the 1st st to form a ring
  Rnd 1: ch2, *2dc inside the ring, sl st inside the ring*, repeat from * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st st (12)
F/O, leave a tail to sew to the dough. Secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     For the sprinkles, embroider little lines over the frosting with any color of your choice.
     Glue a paperclip on the back.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chain/s || hdc: double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round
f/o: finish off



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May 24, 2016

Sequin Bow 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. size: 0.62"H x 1.75"L
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you sl st from the previous round.
  The ch2, at the beginning don’t count as a stitch.


BOW with color of choice
  ch22, sl st into the 1st st to form a ring
  Rnd 1: ch2, hdc in each ch around, sl st into 1st st (22)
  Rnd 2-3: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (22)
You can make the bow bigger by chaining more stitches at the beginning and by adding more rounds. F/O, secure and weave in the ends. With a strand of yarn, wrap several times in the middle of the bow and secure with a knot. Weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     Add the paperclip where we wrap the yarn in the middle.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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May 23, 2016

Heart Envelope 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. size: 1.12"H x 1.12"L
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you sl st from the previous round.
  The ch2, at the beginning don’t count as a stitch.


ENVELOPE with white
  Rnd 1: ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (9)
  Rnd 2-9: sc in each st, ch1, turn (9)
  Rnd 10: front loops for this row only sk 1st st, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (7)
  Rnd 11: sk 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (5)
  Rnd 12: sk 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog (3)
  Rnd 13: don’t turn your work, ch1 and sl st all the way around the envelope
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEART with color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 3sc, 1dc, 3sc, 2dc in magic ring (11)
Pull tightly to close. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     Fold the front flap and sew the heart in place. Glue a paperclip on the back.


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



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May 16, 2016

The Reggae Rasta Coin Purse

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
A small mother day's gift for my older sister.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 4"H x 4"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G)
*Worsted weight yarn: Olive Green, Gold, Red & Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Zipper 16cm length
*Fabric of choice
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds

GAUGE - don't forget to check it...
9sts and 4 rows in double crochet = 2"

HOW TO DO A FRONT POST STITCH...
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) - YO hook, insert hook under front post of st. YO hook, pull up a loop, three loops on hook. Y/O, pull through two loops on hook, twice.

PATTERN NOTES
  Always use stitch markers to mark you rounds.
  The ch3 in the beginning of each round ALWAYS counts as 1 dc


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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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.

May 9, 2016

Carrot 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. size: 3"H x 1.25"W
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.25mm (D)
*Worsted weight yarn: Orange (8yds) & Green (3yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Felt: Black
*Wite-out pencil (optional)
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Magnet (optional)

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you sl st from the previous round.
  The ch2, at the beginning don’t count as a stitch.

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

CARROT with orange
  Rnd 1: ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, dc in next 2 chs, 6dc in last ch, other side of the foundations chains dc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next 3 chs, sl st into 1st st (22)
  Rnd 2: ch1, sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts, sl st into 1st st (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

STEM with green
Attach the green yarn on the 13th st and ch 5, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and across.
ch 6, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and across.
ch 6, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and across.
Finally sl st into the 13th st again and you should have 3 leaves.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends
ASSEMBLE
     EYES...with black felt, make 2 small circles for the eyes. If you have a hole puncher, use that it makes perfect little eyes. With white thread make little circles in the middle. (If you find it difficult to make them with white thread you can use a wite-out pencil). Glue the eyes in place.
     SMILE...with black embroidery floss or thread, embroider the smile.

TIPS: You can play around with the eyes and mouth, make them anyway you like, the possibilities are endless. You can find lots of cute ideas by searching online anything between the lines of “kawaii face”.
You can also add a little blush underneath the eyes with 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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April 17, 2016

The 'Adam' Baby Blanket

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Can't wait to curl up with my baby with this warm snuggly blanket.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
size: 29"  x  35.5" but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 6.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: colors of choice
*Warm Snuggie Fleece Fabric depending on your blanket size
*Tapestry Needle
*Pins

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each row indicate the total number of dc clusters.
  The chains in the beginning DO count as a stitch.
  You chain multiples of 4
  dc cluster - 3dc's into the same stitch


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March 27, 2016

Ice Cream Popsicles 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. size: 2.5"H x 1.25"L
..but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.25mm (D)
*Worsted weight yarn: Main Color (4yds) & Cream (1yd) or color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: color of choice
*Felt: color of choice
*Wite-out pencil (optional)
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Magnet (optional)

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
  The ch2, at the beginning don't count as a stitch.

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


 UPPER PART (ice cream) with color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch8, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 chs, 4hdc in last ch, other side of the foundations chains hdc in next 5 chs, ch1, turn (14)
  Rnd 2: sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, ch1, turn (16)
  Rnd 3: sl st in each st all the way around
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LOWER PART (stick part)

  Rnd 1: find the 2 stitches that are in the middle of the bottom part, from the ice cream part. Attach the cream yarn on one of 2 stitches and working on the back loops for this round only, sc on both of the stitches, ch1, turn (2)
  Rnd 2-4: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     With black felt, cut little small circles for the eyes. If you have a hole puncher, use that it makes perfect little eyes. With white thread make little circles in the middle. (If you find it difficult to make them with the white thread you can use a wite-out pencil). Glue the eyes in place.
     With black thread/embroidery floss, make the smile.

TIP: You can play around with the eyes and mouth, make them any way you like.
You can find lots of cute ideas by searching online for anything between the lines of “kawaii face”.
You can add a little bit of makeup blush underneath the eyes with a q-tip.
Would you like to make the Ice Cream Cone?
Click HERE.

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



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March 6, 2016

Milk Carton & Cookie 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
Cookie approx. size: 2.25"height x 2.25"length
Milk Carton approx. size: 3"height x 2.25"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Beige (6yds), Brown (1yd) &White (8yds)
*Stitch markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Felt: Black & Light Pink
*Hot Glue (optional)

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
  The ch2, in the beginning, doesn't count as a stitch.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

COOKIE with beige
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in each st, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch 2, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch1, sc in each st around, join to 1st st with the invisible join (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ASSEMBLE
     EYES...with black felt, cut 2 small circles for the eyes. If you have a hole puncher, use that it makes perfect little eyes. Glue the eyes on round 2 with 5 stitches in between them.
     SMILE…with black embroidery floss or thread, embroider the smile.
     CHOCOLATE CHIPS…with brown yarn, make the chocolate chips all around and as many as you like.

MILK CARTON with white
  Row 1: ch10, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch2, turn (8)
  Row 2-6: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (8)
  Row 7: hdc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 8: sk 1st st, sc in next 6 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 9: sk 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 10: sk 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 11: sk 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 12: sc in each st across, ch1, turn and sl st around the entire milk carton.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ASSEMBLE
     EYES...with black felt, cut 2 small circles for the eyes. If you have a hole puncher, use that it makes perfect little eyes. Glue the eyes on row 6 with 2 stitches in between them.
     SMILE...with black embroidery floss or thread, embroider the smile on row 5.
     With the pink felt, cut out a right triangle and 2 stripes. Make one of the stripes, slightly smaller than the other one. Glue the longer stripe on row 8 and the smaller stripe on row 10. The triangle goes on the lower right-hand side.
     With black embroidery floss or thread, embroider the work “Milk” at the bottom. If you’re really bad at embroidering like I am, use a thin sharpie to write it out.

TIPS: You can play around with the eyes and mouth, the possibilities are endless.
You can add a little blush underneath the eyes with a q-tip.



GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sk: skip || 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!" (March 2016). 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.