October 14, 2018

Halloween Applique: Scary Ghost

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.25"height x 2.50"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: White (5yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

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

GHOST (left tail) with white
  Rnd 1: ch6, 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, 4hdc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 3 chs, 2hdc in next ch, sl st into 1st st (14)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st (20)
  Rnd 3: ch1, sk 1st st, sl st in 2nd st, sl st in next 4 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 3 sts, dc in next st, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), 3dc in same st as previous dc, hdc on next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 5 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 3 sts, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

GHOST (right tail) with white
  Rnd 1: ch6, 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, 4hdc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 3 chs, 2hdc in next ch, sl st into 1st st (14)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st (20)
  Rnd 3: ch1, sk 1st st, sl st in 2nd st, sl st in next 4 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 5 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 3dc in next st, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), dc in same st as previous dc's, sl st in next 3 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 3 sts, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     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.
     EYES...using black felt make the eyes. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sk: skip || 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 2018). 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 11, 2018

Halloween Applique: Tombstone

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2"height x 1.50"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Light Gray (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss or Thread: Black
*Felt: Red
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

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

TOMBSTONE with light gray
  Row 1: ch9, dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4 chs, 4dc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 6 chs, ch1, turn (16)
  Row 2: hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, ch1, turn (20)
  Row 3: sl st in next 20 sts, sl st evenly along the bottom, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     CRACK...on the upper left top part create a crack on the tombstone using black embroidery floss or thread.
     EYES...using black embroidery floss or thread, make the eyes however you like the possibilities are endless. I made 2 X's for the eyes.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread, create a mouth.
     TONGUE...using red felt, create a tiny tongue and glue it in either side of the mouth.


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



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2018). 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 9, 2018

Halloween Applique: Vampire Bat

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. 1.25"height x 3"length widest point
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Black (5yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: White
*Sharpie: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

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
 Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.
 Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

BODY with black
  Rnd 1: 7hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (7)
  Rnd 2: 2hdc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 3hdc in next st, 2hdc in next 2 sts, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: sk 1st st, sl st in 2nd st, picot st, sl st in next 12 sts, picot st, sl st in next 2 sts, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

WING with black
Attach yarn on the back loop of the 4th st of the body.
ch7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc+picot st+dc in next st, sc in next st, hdc+picot st+hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st where you attach yarn
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Attach yarn on the back loop of the 13th st of the body.
ch7, turn your work upside down so you are working on the bottom loops of the chains like in the pictures below, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc+picot st+dc in next st, sc in next st, hdc+picot st+hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st where you attach yarn
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ASSEMBLE
     EYES...using white felt, make 2 large circles and before gluing them in place, with a black sharpie make little pupils right in the center of the eye.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || sk: skip || 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!" (October 2018). 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 7, 2018

Halloween Applique: Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin

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. 1.50"height x 1.75"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Orange (3yds) & Light Brown (1yd)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Green & Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

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.

PUMPKIN with orange
  Rnd 1: 9dc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (9)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2dc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, 2dc in next 4 sts, sl st into 1st st (17)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

STEM with light brown
  ch4, sl st in 2nd st and across (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     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.
     STEM...sew the stem to the top middle part of the pumpkin. If you like you can use brown felt to create the stem.
     LEAF...using green felt, make a leaf and glue it on either side of the stem.
     EYES & MOUTH....using black felt make the eyes and mouth. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || 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!" (October 2018). 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.