Boxy Border Scarf – Free Pattern

Happy Friday!!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a free pattern Friday.  Today, I’m resurrecting an old favorite of mine, the Boxy Border Scarf.  I know it’s still a little chilly somewhere out there right??  Well if it is, and you are in need of warming up, here’s the pattern for you:

Boxy Border Scarf - Bobbles & Baubles

 

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Retro Afghan

Thank you so very much to my wonderful readers who responded quickly to my call for help and provided me with a backup copy of my Retro Afghan pattern.

As you may recall, when I switched servers a while back, I lost all of my listed patterns for the past 2 years.  I was able to recover all but 1 – the Retro Aghfan.  I thought it was gone forever but I decided to put out a call for help, and you all answered that call!!

So without further ado, here is the pattern.  Thank you again to all who responded!

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The afghan pictured above ended up measuring 28″ x 32″.  Of course, you can make it bigger or smaller depending on who it’s for.  So here are the steps.  Happy Hooking!

NOTE:  You can use an array of different types of yarn for this afghan.  The hook size used will depend on how big or small you want your afghan to be.  For the one pictured, I used an I hook

MATERIALS
I hook
14 oz of any 2 colors
Yarn Needle

ABBREVIATIONS
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet

INSTRUCTIONS

R1:  Ch 102

R2:  Dc in 4th ch from hook.  *ch1, sk next, dc in next* across.  Change color. Turn.

R3:  Ch2.  Working in front of the stitch from row 2, dc in skipped chain from row 1.  Ch1.  Working behind the stitch from row 2, dc in skipped chain from row 1.  *Ch1. In front of row below, dc in skipped chain from row 1.  Ch1.  Behind row below, dc in skipped chain from row below* across.  Turn

R4:  Ch3.  Sk next st, dc in next.  *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next* across.  Change color, turn.

R5:  Ch2.  In front of row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row.  Ch1.  Behind row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row.  *Ch1.  In front of row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row.  Ch1.  Behind row below, dc in ch1 sp of previous row* across.  Sl st to 2nd of beginning ch3

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you reached your desired length, ending with a row 5.  Finish off

BORDER

Hdc in any corner space.  Hdc in each st around, making sure to keep the sides even.  3hdc in ever corner.  Twice around.  Finish off and weave in ends.

Crafty Christmas: Christmas Cards

I realized that I talk about my wife quite a bit here in my little blog space. I also realized that I have never given you her name. For all of my regular readers out there, and for all my new ones who I hope will become regular, her name is Maggie. By now you all know that Maggie, being the crafty woman she is, is making our house into a handcrafted Holiday home. Yesterday, we featured her Pom Pom Trees. Today, we will show you how to make your very own Christmas Cards.

MATERIALS
Card Stock 5×7 Cards with Envelopes
White and/or Multicolor Paper
Glue Pen
White Gel Pen (optional)
Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS
Make a few Holiday related templates.  You can do a search for some pretty awesome templates or draw some winter themed ones like Maggie did.

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Maggie was sweet enough to draw up her template of winter themes for me to share with you all.  Click below to download the PDF file.

WINTER THEMED TEMPLATES by BOBBLES & BAUBLES

After you cut them out, trace them onto white or colored paper.  Glue the back and paste them onto the front of your cardstock.  If you were brave enough to fashion some templates out of snowflakes, try laying them off center and trimming the overhang for a fun unique look (see picture below).  With a white gel pen, place some ‘stitches’ along some of the patterns (like mittens) or add little accents.

Experiment with different layouts and colors, have fun with them!  I guarantee you can’t go wrong.

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Christmas Cards - Bobbles & Baubles

Your loved ones will appreciate this personal touch this holiday season.  Share your card creations with us and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what day 3 of Crafty Christmas brings!

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

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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!!

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

Welcome Fall

It’s been so long since I have updated that I don’t even know where to begin. So I’ll give you brief recap! The summer flew by this year!! Did anyone else think so? I for one am so happy that we’ve gone back into the routine of things; it makes life so much easier.

It was a lovely summer: my youngest went to Girl Scout Horse Camp for 2 weeks, my oldest went to NYC and stayed with her grandmother for 2 weeks and my wife and I recently celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary!! I guess we can no longer refer to ourselves as newlyweds. We took a 2 week vacation to Cape Cod, where we went for our honeymoon (where we have gone every year for the past 4 years). I love it there. It is my dream location. The water, the sand, the quaint little shops, the friendly people… I just can’t get enough of it! But now it’s back to the real world of work, and school, and laundry and bills… yuck!

However, I am super happy to be back on my blog! I’ve missed you all. I was also busy creating lots of new things! Some were given to family and friends and others made their way to my Etsy shop. Here is just a sample (click on the pic to go directly to the shop):

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Before I sign off for the day… I wanted to let you all know that effective this week, I will be posting one free pattern every Friday. Let’s call it FREE PATTERN FRIDAY. I’m looking forward to it. It will keep me motivated to create new projects. If there is anything you would like to see, post a comment below and I’ll try my best to make it happen.

Finally… Check out my Facebook, a new giveaway will be posted tonight! Until Friday baubleheads!!

Meet Penelope

Those of you who have read my blog know that I have been wanting to get into amigurumi  for a while.  I tried once, with not so great results (see here).  This go around, I spent the better part of the week working on Penelope, or as my wife has named her – Penny in Pink.  I took my time, went slow and frogged her more times than I can count!  But the results… well.. let’s just say, I LOVE the way she came out:

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