Crochet Stripes by Bernat

Vanessa:

Hop on over to the Hodge Podge Blog. Tanya, who runs the always entertaining and extremely addicting Hodge Podge group on Facebook gave us a small shout. I recently posted a pattern in group and you can now grab it from her blog. The pattern is no longer available on the Bernat website (it’s a good thing I printed a copy)! Head on over there and show Hodge Podge some Bauble Love.

Originally posted on HodgePodge Crochet:

Recently, a good friend of mine named Vanessa (a HodgePodger from the HodgePodge Crochet Group who runs the amazing page Bobbles & Baubles on facebook and who you can also find over at http://bobblesandbaubles.com/ where she has FREEBIES) posted this glorious blanket that she made as a gift.

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Of course the group all reacted the same way as you are right now–we had to have this pattern!! Unfortunately, Bernat (who offered this pattern for free over on their website until they decided to update their look and revamp to reflect an edgier and more modern style) no longer had this gorgeous pattern up on their site. There were tears and a few HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO US, BERNAT!!! rants making the rounds.

But never fear. If you’re as enamored with this blanket as we all were you can get your own copy simply by clicking this link–> Crochet…

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Owl Applique

It’s Free Pattern Friday! This has been quite the busy week, am I the only one that’s glad it’s over? Today’s free pattern is a small one, but quite adorable .. and you can embellish your afghans, hats, clothing, etc.. with this little cutie.

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MEASUREMENTS

4″ tall (you can make it bigger by increasing your hook size)

MATERIALS

Size FCrochet Hook

Cotton Yarn (I used Sugar n’ Cream brand yarn)

Stitch Marker (or safety pin)

Yarn Needle

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

sl st – Slip Stitch

st – stitch

tc – triple crochet

INSTRUCTIONS

You will place the stitch marker (or safety pin) on the first stitch in every round

Owl

Rd1:    6sc in a magic ring

Rd2;    2sc in each st around (12)

Rd3:    (1sc in next st, 2sc in next st) around (18)

Rd4:    (1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) around (24)

Rd5:    (1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next sc) around (30)

Rd6:    sc in next 22 sts.  (hdc, dc, tc) in next st.  (dc, hdc) in next st.  sc in next 4 sts.  (hdc, dc) in next st.  (tc, dc, hdc) in next st.  (36)

Rd7:    sl st in next 24 sts.  (hdc, dc, tc) in next st.  (dc, hdc) in next st.  sl st in next 6 sts.  (hdc, dc) in next st.  (tc, dc, hdc) in next st.  sl st in next 2 sts.  (42)

Finish off.  Weave in ends.  You can make him all in one color or alternate colors.

Eyes (make 2)

10sc in magic ring

1sc in each st around

Finish off, leaving a long tail for attaching to body

French knot into center of eyes

Feet (make 2)

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r1:    sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each st across.  ch1 turn

r2:    (sl st in 1st sc.  ch3.  sl st in same sc) 3 times

Finish off, leaving a long tail for weaving in

Attach all to pieces to the body as shown in picture above.

You can make this printer friendly by clicking the pdf button below (next to the share option).  Come back next week for another free pattern!!

Baby Bear Hat

Happy Free Pattern Friday!

Today’s free pattern is a Baby Bear Hat with Ear Flaps.  This hat goes quite nicely with the adjustable diaper cover found here (see pic at the end of this post of both items together).  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

The baby bear hat  is for the beginner/intermediate crocheter. This will comfortably fit a 0-6 month old baby.

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MEASUREMENTS

Hat:   When laid flat it measures 6.5″ across and 5.5″ in length

MATERIALS

Size H Crochet Hook

Soft Worsted Weight Yarn (1 skein each in contrasting colors)

Stitch Marker (or safety pin)

Yarn Needle

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

st – stitch

tc – triple crochet

INSTRUCTIONS

You will be using your stitch marker (or safety pin) in the first round (the magic ring round).  Place it in the first sc and move it up after completing each round.  Continue this until the end.

HAT

Start with a magic ring.  Ch1 (place stitch marker).  6sc in ring. Join.

Rd1:     2sc in each st (12sc)

Rd2:     (1sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (18sc)

Rd3:     (1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) around (24sc)

Rd4:     (1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) around (30sc)

Rd5:     (1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st) around (36sc)

Rd6:     (1sx in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st) around (42sc)

Rd7:     (1sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st) around (48sc)

Rd8-22: 1 sc in each st around (48sc)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

To make the circumference of the hat bigger (for older babies) continue increasing stitches after row 7.  For example: Rd8 would be (1sc in next 7sts, 2sc in next).  Continue this until the hat reaches the desired circumference.

EAR FLAPS (make 2)

Fold hat in half.  With a stitch marker or safety pin, mark the areas on either end where you would like to place the ear flaps.  Unfold the hat and continue:

R1:       With main color: join with slip stitch at the stitch marker. 1sc in next 7 (7sc)

R2:       Ch1. Turn.  1sc in next 7 sts (7sc)

R3:       Ch1. Turn.  sc decrease, sc in next 3 sts, sc decrease (5sc)

R4:       Ch1. Turn. sc in next 5 sts (5sc)

R5:       Ch1. Turn. sc decrease, sc in next st, sc decrease (3sc)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

EDGING

With contrasting color, join yarn with slip stitch to any st in last round along brim of hat.  Ch1.  Sc around.  Jin with slip stitch to first st.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

EARS(make 2)

Start with a magic ring.  Ch1.  6sc in ring.  Join.

Rd1:     2sc in each st around (12sc)

Rd2:     (1sc in next 2t, 2sc in next st) around (18sc)  Switch to contrasting color.

Rd3:     1sc in each st around (18sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to hat

Stitch ears to the top of the hat by eyeballing placement.  It may help to pin the ears in place before attaching.

BRAIDS (make 2)

Cut 12 lengths of yarn (6 in main color and 6 in contrasting color) 20” long.

Pull through the bottom center st of ear flap

Braid yarn.  Tie a knot at the bottom and trim ends evenly.

I hope you enjoyed this free tutorial.  Come back every Friday for a new one!

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Featured Crafter / Guest Blogger

Happy Tuesday all!  The Holiday season is quickly coming upon us.  This is typically the time of year that most of us increase our crafting.  Hand crafted items make the best Christmas gifts, don’t they?  I often find that the recipient is so much more appreciative of these personalized gifts.

As the Holidays approach, I would like to add a new feature to my blog.  I’m putting a call out to anyone who is interested in guest blogging and/or being a featured crafter.  The featured crafter will have to submit to a painful interview … not really.  Just answer a a few questions about yourself and your craft, share pictures  – promote your uniqueness and your craftiness! .  A guest blogger is just that, a fellow crafter who would like to share a pattern or technique, give us a sneak peek into your world.

If this interests you, post below or contact me directly at bobblesandbaubles@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

October Giveaway

October’s giveaway is up and running over on our Facebook page.  Up for grabs this month is a custom Jenny the Giraffe Cutie.  The winner gets to choose their colors!  Click on the Facebook link over on the right or click this link for a direct entry: https://www.facebook.com/BobblesandBaubles?sk=app_228910107186452

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GOOD LUCK!!

Adjustable Diaper Cover – 0-6 months

Happy Friday! As promised, here is the first installation of our Free Pattern Friday.

Today’s free pattern is an adjustable diaper cover. What makes it adjustable? The fact that you will be adding a button (or similar embellishment) on the waist band which will be worked in triple crochets. The triple crochets will act as a button hole and can be adjusted as needed. This will comfortably fit a 0-6 month old baby.

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MATERIALS

Size H Crochet Hook

Soft Worsted Weight Yarn (1 skein each in contrasting colors)

Yarn Needle

1 medium button (or similar embellishment)

MEASUREMENTS

Measures 8″ across at widest point (leg openings) and 6″ in length

INSTRUCTIONS

Triple crochets in row 2 will be the button holes which will make the diaper cover easily adjustable.

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R1:With main color, sc in 2ndch from hook. sc in each st across. Ch3 turn (54sc)

R2: tc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (54 tc)

R3: sc in each st across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

R4: Count in 16 sts from the right. Attach yarn with slip stitch. Ch3. Dc in next 24 sts. Ch1. Turn. (24dc)

R5: sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (24sc)

R6: dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (24dc)

R7: scin each st across. Ch3. Turn (24sc)

R8: dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (24dc)

R9: sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (24sc)

R10: dc decrease, dc in next 20 sts, dc decrease. Ch1. Turn (22dc)

R11: sc decrease, sc in next 18 sts, sc decrease. Ch3. Turn (20sc)

R12: dc decrease, dc in next 16 sts, dc decrease. Ch1. Turn (18dc)

R13: sc decrease, sc in next 14 sts, sc decrease. Ch3. Turn (16sc)

R14: dc decrease, dc in next 12 sts, dc decrease. Ch1. Turn (14dc)

R15: sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (14sc)

R16: dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (14dc)

R17: sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (14sc)

R18: dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (14dc)

R19: sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (14sc)

R20: dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (14dc)

R21: sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (14sc)

R22: 2dc in first st, dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (15dc)

R23: 2sc in first st, sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (16sc)

R24: dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (16dc)

R25: sc in each st across. Ch3. Turn (16sc)

R26: dc in each st across. Ch1. Turn (16dc)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

EDGING

With contrasting color, join with slip stitch to any st. ch1. Sc around. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew large button to center panel.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at bobblesandbaubles@gmail.com