June 30, 2020

Pineapple Applique

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 1.5"height x 2.5"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (3yds) & Green (2yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 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 
Half Triple Crochet (htr) - 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 the 3 remaining loops.
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
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.

PINEAPPLE with yellow
  Rnd 1: ch6, dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in next 2 chs, 6tr in next st other side of the foundation chains tr in next 2 chs, htr in next ch, dc in next ch, ch2, sl st into 1st st (14)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

LEAVES with green
Attach the yarn on the ch2 loop
ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, hdc in next ch, sl st into same st you attach
ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch, sl st into same st you attach
ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch1, hdc in next ch, sl st into same st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     EYES...these can be done however you like, the possibilities are endless. You can search online for "kawaii faces" or anything along those lines to get some ideas.
     SMILE...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider a smile or use felt.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet || tr: triple crochet
sl st: slip stitch || 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!" (July 2020). 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.

June 24, 2020

Whale Applique

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.25"height x 3"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Teal or color of choice (6yds) & White (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*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.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Slip Stitch Decrease (sl st dec) - insert hook into next st, Y/O hook, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, Y/O hook, pull up a loop, Y/O hook and pull through all 3 loops

WHALE starting with teal or main color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch2, 12 hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in next 8 sts, hdc in next st, ch9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next ch, hdc+dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2hdc on the hdc post (shown in the picture below), sc+sl st in next st, you'll be leaving 2 sts unworked
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
  Row 1: join the white yarn on top of the dc (shown in the picture below), sl st in same st you join, sl st in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, hdc on top of the last sc, dc on the next sl st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, join to the 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
WATER SPROUT with white
  Row 1: ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sl st in next ch, sl st in next 2 chs, ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st dec in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 chs, sl st into the 1st ch from previous ch5 to join them together (shown in the picture below)
F/O, leave a tail to attach to the whale.

ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I am 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.
     WATER SPROUT...place it on the back loop of the 9th stitch.
     EYE...using black felt make a small eye and place in the position you like best.
     BLUSH...using pink embroidery floss or thread, embroider a line underneath the eye for the blush. You can also use pink felt and make a tiny circle or you can use makeup blush and apply some using 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 || dec: decrease || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2020). 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.

June 17, 2020

Narwhal Applique

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.5"height x 2"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Teal or color of choice (8yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: White, Black & Gold
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

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

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
NARWHAL with teal
  Rnd 1: ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc2tog, sc in next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, dc in next ch, 6dc in last ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next ch, 2sc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch6, turn your work, hdc+hdc+dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 chs, ch3, turn your work, hdc+hdc+dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in same st between both fins (see pictures below to know where), sl st in next ch (23)
  Rnd 2: sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, 3dc in next st, 2dc in next st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next 5 sts, join to the next st with the invisible join (29)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. 

FINS with teal
Attach the yarn on the 7th st but on the front loop, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc+sl st in same st you attached the yarn in
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
Attach the yarn on the 21st st but on the front loop, sl st+hdc in same st you attach, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in same st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     TUMMY SPOT...using white felt or your color of choice, make a heart and place it in the position you like best.
     HORN...using gold felt make a triangle and place it on the top center.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 tiny little circles and place them in the position you like best.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread, create the mouth. Make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes using 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 || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || 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!" (June 2020). 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.

June 2, 2020

Round Plush Unicorn

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      For those who love cute things, this Unicorn is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach it to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 4"height x 3.25"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Soft White (42yds), Petal Pink (12yds), Gold (4yds), Turqua (10yds), Tea Leaf (10yds) & Passion Flower (10yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*Black Round Domed Buttons or Safety Eyes (10mm)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Individual Fake Lashes (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

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

Note: If you're going to be using safety eyes, place them before closing the body. I'm using round domed buttons.
HEAD/BODY with soft white
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET starting with petal pink; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st, in last st change to soft white (7)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this round only sc in each st around (7)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (7)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS starting with petal pink; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around, in last st change to soft white (5)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops only for this rnd sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with soft white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around, join to the 1st st with the invisible join (10)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HORN with gold
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around (6)
  Rnd 6: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (9)
  Rnd 7: sc in next st around (9)
FO, leaving a tail for sewing.

SNOUT with soft white
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, sc in next st (10)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 3hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, join to the 1st st with the invisible join (14)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

MANE with various colors & make as many as you like
(I used petal pink, turqua, tea leaf & passion flower)
  Row 1: ch19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc in next ch, *sc in next ch, 2sc in next ch* repeat from * to * across (27)
FO, leaving a tail for sewing.

TAIL with 2 colors of your choice; make 1 of each
(I used petal pink and turqua)
  Row 1: ch10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, 2sl st in next ch, *sl st in next 2 chs, 2sl st in next ch* repeat from * to * across (12)
FO, leaving a tail for sewing.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...if you haven't already stuff them lightly. Place them between round 14 and 16; approx 1.25" apart.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on round 11 and 12.
     EARS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them in round 4 and 6. This part is optional...use some makeup blush and a q-tip to add some color to the ears.
     HORN...if you haven't already stuff it lightly. Place it between the center of the ears; round 3 and 5. Using black embroidery floss or thread, wrap it around, between each round. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
     EYES...I'm using the rounded domed buttons since I have no crafts stores around my area that sell safety eyes. I'll be placing them between round 8 and 9; approx. 1" apart.
     SNOUT...stuff lightly. Place it between round 11 and 14 with the hdc's facing down.
     MANE...play around with the strands and place them however you like. the possibilities are endless.
     TAIL...twist both pieces together and sew the ends together so it won't untwist. Place it in round 15 over on the back of the body, find the center.
     NOSTRILS...using black embroidery floss or thread, embroider slanted lines on the snout.
     EYELASHES...If you have fake lashes glue them in the back of the eyes. Or you can embroider them using black embroidery floss or thread.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || 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!" (June 2020). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 12, 2020

Hatching Chick Applique

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.3"height x 2"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (5yds) & Gold (1yd)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: White, Black & Gold
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

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

BODY/FACE with yellow
  Rnd 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, 5hdc in next ch other side of the foundation chains sc in next 2 chs, 2sc in next ch (12)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next st (17)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, join to 1st st with the invisible join (19)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

WINGS with yellow
Right Wing: Attach yarn on the 4th st of the body
ch4, sl st in same st you attach, ch3, sl st in same st, ch2, sl st in same st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
Left Wing: Attach yarn on the 16th st of the body
ch2, sl st in same st you attach, ch3, sl st in same st, ch4, sl st in same st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOTE: I only made feet for the chick that has the cracked eggshell on his head.
FEET with gold
This is done all in the same st. Attach the gold yarn on the 9th st of the body, ch2, sl st in same st you attach, ch2, sl st in same st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in ends. Repeat the same process on the 11th st.

ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     EYES...using black felt, make 2 small circles. Place them, in the position you like best.
     PEAK…using gold felt; make a tiny diamond-shaped and glue it on the position you like best.
     EGG SHELL...using white felt, make a cracked eggshell and placed it on the bottom or the top of the head.
     OPTIONAL…you can add a little blush underneath the eyes using makeup blush and 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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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2020). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 3, 2020

Rainbow Applique

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

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 1.6"height x 3"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Lavender (1yd), Turqua (1yd), Light Green (1yd), Yellow (1yd), Orange (1yd), Pink (2yds) & White (2yds)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

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.

RAINBOW starting with lavender
  Row 1: 5sc in magic ring, in last st change to turqua, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st, in last st change to light green, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 3: *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 1 more time, 2sc in last st, in last st change to yellow, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in next 2 sts, in last st change to orange, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 5: *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * 1 more times, 2sc in next st, sc in last st, in last st change to pink, ch1, turn (15)
  Row 6: *sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in next 3 sts (17)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEART CLOUDS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: ch2, 2dc, 2sc, 1dc, 2sc, 2dc in magic ring
Pull as tightly as possible so no hole is showing through. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     HEARTS...sew both hearts together, side to side. Afterward, sew them to either side of the rainbow. You can also make the clouds using felt if you like.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || dc: double crochet  || 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!" (April 2020). 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.

March 25, 2020

Round Plush Whale

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
      For those who love cute things, this whale is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach it to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.75"height x 4"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Light Lavender (36yds) & Ivory (11yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Individual Lashes (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must-read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 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.

HEAD/BODY with light lavender
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-10: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 11: 2sc in next st, sc in next 37 sts, 2sc in last st (41)
  Rnd 12: 2sc in next st, sc in next 39 sts, 2sc in last st (43)
  Rnd 13: 2sc in next st, sc in next 41 sts, 2sc in last st (45)
  Rnd 14: sc2tog, sc2tog, *sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * to * 2 more times, sc2tog, in last st change to ivory (39)
  Rnd 15: working in the back loops only for this rnd sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 17: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 18: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 19: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 20: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FINS with light lavender; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (8)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (6)
  Rnd 6: sc in each st around (6)
  Rnd 7: sc in next st, sc2tog around (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with light lavender; make 2
  Rnd 1: 3sc in magic ring (3)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st (4)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st (10)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog (8)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

WATER SPOUT with ivory; make 2
  Row 1: ch10, sl st in next 2 chs, 3 sl st in next ch, 2 sl st in next ch, sl st in next 5 chs (12)
F/O, leave a tail to sew in place.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FINS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them on each side of round 14 and be sure to align them. In the front of the whale, you'll be leaving 18 stitches in between the fins.
     TAIL...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. The hdc's on the tail will be facing downward where the belly spot is (ivory section of the body. Place the tail in the back on round 14 (the back is the section of the body that is sticking out, where we did the increases on the body). You'll be leaving 4 stitches in between the fins and tail.
     WATER SPOUT...place both of them on round 1 of the body.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 small circles. Place them on round 11 and 12 in the position you like best. Add lashes to the eyes or embroider them with black thread.
     BLUSH...with pink embroidery floss or thread, embroider a small line between round 13 and 14.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches togethert || hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together
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!" (March 2020). 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.