Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Baby Halloween Beanie Hat






Hook - G/6 - 4.25mm

CC1 - Black
CC2 - Orange


CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
FPSC - Front Post Single Crochet

SS - Slip Stitch


Start with CC1 and make a magic ring.

Rd 1: CH 2 and make 11 DC in ring, pull magic ring closed. Using CC2, SS the round closed through the top of the first DC - 12DC (The CH2 at the start of each round counts as a DC throughout this pattern)

Rd 2: CH 1 in CC2 and use CC1 for the 2nd CH 1. FPDC around the first DC using CC2 to pull through the last two loops of the FPDC. DC in the top of the next DC, change colour again on the last part of the DC, FPDC around the same DC. Continue around the circle so you have 1DC in CC2 followed 1FPDC in CC1. SS in top of first FPDC - 24DC (12 of each colour - see photos pink=black and white=orange)



Note: The CH2 at the beginning of each round is always in 2 colours (1CH CC2 followed by 1CH in CC1) until you reach the brim of the hat where it's all in CC2. The SS to close each round is always in CC1. The FPDC should be in CC1 and the DCs in CC2. Change colours on the last loop of the FPDCs and on the last loop of the last DC before a FPDC.
Rd 3: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of DC and DC in top of next FPDC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 36DC
Rd 4: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next 2 DCs, DC in top of next FPDC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Rds 5-11: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next 3 DCs; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Note: Rows 5-11: Don't DC in the top of the FPDC since we don't want to continue the increase. Maintain 3 DCs between each FPDC.

At the end of Rd 11 we no longer need CC2 so it can be cut and secured.

Rd 12: (All stitches in CC1) CH1 and *FPSC around FPSC of previous rd, SC in top of next  3 SC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPSC and Fasten off - 48SC


I hope you enjoyed this pattern.


Two colour Vertical Ribbed Newborn Hat Pattern









Hook - G/6 - 4.25mm

CC1 - light pink
CC2 - soft white


CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
FPSC - Front Post Single Crochet
SS - Slip Stitch




Start with CC1 and make a magic ring.

Rd 1: CH 2 and make 11 DC in ring, pull magic ring closed. Using CC2, SS the round closed through the top of the first DC - 12DC (The CH2 at the start of each round counts as a DC throughout this pattern)

Rd 2: CH 1 in CC2 and use CC1 for the 2nd CH 1. FPDC around the first DC using CC2 to pull through the last two loops of the FPDC. DC in the top of the next DC, change colour again on the last part of the DC, FPDC around the same DC. Continue around the circle so you have 1DC in CC2 followed 1FPDC in CC1. SS in top of first FPDC - 24DC (12 of each colour - see photos)




Note: The CH2 at the beginning of each round is always in 2 colours (1CH CC2 followed by 1CH in CC1) until you reach the brim of the hat where it's all in CC2. The SS to close each round is always in CC1. The FPDC should be in CC1 and the DCs in CC2. Change colours on the last loop of the FPDCs and on the last loop of the last DC before a FPDC. 

Rd 3: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of DC and DC in top of next FPDC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 36DC

Rd 4: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next 2 DCs, DC in top of next FPDC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Rds 5-9: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next 3 DCs; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Note: Rows 5-9: Don't DC in the top of the FPDC since we don't want to continue the increase. Maintain 3 DCs between each FPDC.

At the end of Rd 9 we no longer need CC2 so it can be cut and secured.

Rd 10: (All stitches in CC1) CH2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next DC, FPDC around next DC, DC in top of next DC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Rd 11: CH2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next DC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Rd 12: CH1 and *FPSC around FPSC of previous rd, SC in top of next SC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPSC and Fasten off - 48SC


I hope you enjoyed this pattern.





Friday, August 11, 2017

Vertical Ribbed Newborn Baby Hat Crochet Pattern


Newborn baby hat Pattern







Hook - G/6 - 4.25mm

Yarn - Red Heart Super Saver in Orchid - Medium weight 4


CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
SS - Slip Stitch

Start with a magic circle.

Rd 1: CH 2 and make 11 DC in ring, pull circle closed and SS in top of first DC - 12DC

Rd 2: CH 2 and FPDC around first DC (the chain 2 on the previous round) *DC in the top of the next DC then FPDC around the same DC; repeat from * around  then SS in top of first FPDC - 24DC

Rd 3: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of DC and DC in top of next FPDC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 36DC

Rd 4: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next 2 DCs, DC in top of next FPDC; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Rds 5-10: CH 2 and *FPDC around FPDC of previous rd, DC in top of next 3 DCs; repeat from * around then SS in top of first FPDC - 48DC

Rd 11:  CH2 and BPDC around each DC/FPDC around, SS in top of first BPDC

Rds 12 & 13: CH2 BPDC around each BPDC around, SS in top of first BPDC and fasten off.
























Two colour hat






CC1 - light pink
CC2 - soft white

Start with CC1 and make the magic ring and Rd 1. Use CC2 to slip stitch Rd 1 Closed.

Rd 2: chain 1 in CC2 and use CC2 for the next chain and 1st FPDC but use CC1 to pull through the last two loops of the FPDC, change again on the last two loops of the DC. The FPDC should be in CC1 and the DCs in CC2.





























I hope you like my pattern. I'm new at writing patterns so feedback is welcome. Please give me credit if you use my pattern :-)














Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Amigurumi Puppy Dog






I recently finished working on a crochet pattern for this amigurumi puppy dog. I've written patterns before and posted some of them here on the blog but this is the first time I've written a detailed pattern and made it into a PDF that can be purchased and downloaded.

These doggies are the perfect size for a child - my toddler loves to snuggle and walk around with them. I like to give them as baby shower gifts and children's birthday gifts.

If you'd like to make one yourself, the pattern is available on Ravelry - HERE

If you'd like me to make one for you, send me a message.







Friday, March 25, 2016

Amigurumi Elephant Ears Free Pattern



I really love crocheting amigurumi animals. A few years ago I found a free pattern online to make various animals including this super cute elephant. I loved everything about it, except the ears, so I designed my own and came up with what you see in the photo below.



The pattern for the elephant can be found on the Premier Yarns website HERE.

To make the ears like I have them, start by making the inner ear, then make the outer ear and join the inner ear to that as you continue on with the outer ear to make the full ear. The rounds are worked in a continuous spiral so don't join the rounds.

Using beige or whatever contrasting colour you'd like to use, start with a slip knot then chain 2.

Round 1: catching the tail as you go (to close the hole in the middle), make 6sc in the 2nd chain from your hook.
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around - 12 sc
Round 3: *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18sc
Round 4: *sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc; rep from * around - 24sc
Round 5: *sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc; rep from * around - 30sc
Slip Stitch in the next sc and fasten off.

Your circle should look like the photo below.



Now you can make the outer ear. Use your main colour for this. I used green tones multi coloured yarn. Make this exactly the same as the inner ear but don't fasten off at the end of round 5.

At the end of round 5, chain 1 and turn the piece over.

Round 6 (wrong side): Sc in each of first 27sc. Chain 1 and turn

Round 7 (assembly round): Put the inner ear piece behind the outer ear with the right side facing out. Sc in first 27sc, through both thicknesses to join the 2 pieces together. Slip stitch and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the ears to the head.

The photos below show what the ear should look like (front and back) when it's finished.




Happy crocheting!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Crochet Turkey



Head and body

Use an F/5-3.75mm hook and dark brown worsted weight yarn.
Do NOT join rounds. Work in a spiral instead.
Make slip knot then chain 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Catch in the tail as you go.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from* around – 18 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from* around – 24 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from* around – 30 sc
Rnds 6-9: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from* around – 24 sc
Rnd 11: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from* around – 18 sc
Rnd 12: *Sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from* around – 12 sc
Rnd 13: Sc in each sc around
Stuff head firmly.
Rnd 14: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from* around – 18 sc
Rnd 15: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 16: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from* around – 24 sc
Rnd 17: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 18: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from* around – 30 sc
Rnd 19: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 20: *Sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from* around – 36 sc
Rnds 21-25: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 26: *Sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog; rep from* around – 30 sc
Rnd 27: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from* around – 24 sc
Rnd 28: *Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from* around – 18 sc
Rnd 29: *Sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from* around – 12 sc
Stuff body firmly.
Rnd 30: Sc2tog around, sl st in next sc; fasten off leaving 12” yarn tail – 6sc.
Finish stuffing head and body. Thread yarn tail through yarn needle and weave through each stitch. Pull tightly to close opening. Knot yarn securely and thread yarn inside the body.


Tail
Do not join rounds.
Slip knot. Ch 3. 7 hdc in 3rd chain from hook – 8 hdc
Rnd 2: working in back loops only. 2 hdc in each ch around – 16 hdc
Rnd 3: working in back loops only. 1 hdc in next hdc, 2 in next – 24 hdc
Sl st in next sc. Fasten off leaving long tail.

Feathers
Skip 4 stitches and attach red yarn with slip stitch through back loop only of the tail piece. Ch1, HDC in same loop. Hdc in next 2 stitches again in back loops only.
Row 2: Ch1 and turn. 2hdc in 1st stitch through both loops. 1 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, Ch 1 and turn – 6 hdc including the ch1
Rows 3-7: HDC in each stitch across, ch1 and turn
Row 8: hdc2tog, 1hd in next stitch, hdc2tog, ch1 and turn
Row 9: hdc2tog slip st in next stitch and fasten off.

For the next feather start in the next space on the main tail piece and attach the yarn through the back loop only. I did red then blue, yellow, green and orange.

After you have done all five feathers. Take the brown colour you used for the main tail piece and attach with a slip stitch through the front loop only 2 stitches before where the red/first feather starts. Sc in each front loop stitch around to 2 stitches after where the orange/last feather finishes. Slip stitch and fasten off. Sew tail on to body.


Beak
With yellow yarn, ch2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnds 2-5: Sc in each Sc around. At the end of rnd 5 sl st in next sc and fasten off.
For the snood, attach red yarn with slip stitch, sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch then sl st in next space on the beak and fasten off. Sew beak to face.

Wings (make 2)
With body colour, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2:  *Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 8 sc
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around
Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * aroud – 10 sc
Rnds 5 and 6: Sc in each sc around, at the end of rnd 6, sl st in next sc, fasten off. Pinch rnd 6 closed flat and sew wings to body.

Feet (make 2)
With orange yarn.
Row 1: *Ch 3, dc in 1st ch, ch 1, slip stitch in 1st chain; rep from * 2 more times so you have 3 toes.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in the base of each of the 3 toes, ch 3
Row 3: 1 sc in each of the 3 sc across the foot, 3 sc in ch – 6 sc in a round
Rows 4-9: 1 sc in each sc around. Slip stitch and fasten off at the end of row 9. Sew feet to body.

Eyes

Using black yarn start with a magic ring, chain 1 then 5 sc in the ring. Pull up a loop of white yarn and slip stitch through the back loop only to join. Continuing with white, slip stitch again in same loop. Then go around the circle making two slip stitches in every back loop of the single crochets. Slip stitch through both loops of the first white slip stitch to join. Fasten off leaving enough black yarn for sewing. Sew the eyes to the head.



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Candy Crush Extra Lives Cheat For Desktop



It's a well known cheat to refill lives when playing Candy Crush on your phone or tablet, so this is the best way for most people to play. However, if you run out of levels to play, you might want to go play on the desktop version since new levels always appear there first. The problem is that it is harder to get more lives once the five are all used up. But don't worry - I found an easy cheat for you!

For this to work you need access to two Facebook accounts and the two must be friends. You will also need a phone or tablet with the Candy Crush app installed.

On the desktop, play Candy Crush with your main account until you have zero lives. On your phone or tablet you need to be logged in with an alternate Facebook account. If you are logged in with your main account log out using the gold icon in the bottom left of the Candy Crush app. Then you will need to go into the Facebook app and switch to your alternate account. Then go back to the Candy Crush app and connect to Facebook.

In the Candy Crush app on the phone press on one of the levels that you already played with your main account, find yourself on the scoreboard for that level then send yourself a life. Then kill the app by pressing the home button and swiping the app. On the desktop browser hit the page refresh. This should give you an extra life and also tell you your friend (alternate FB account) sent you a life - press accept and you should have 2 free lives. And that's it!

Now you can play or get 2 more lives by reloading the app on the phone, sending another life then refreshing the desktop browser page. Don't forget to kill the phone Candy Crush app each time.

Let me know if this works for you!