Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments


The weather's getting colder, which means it's crochet season for me! Nothing more relaxing than crocheting while getting cozy on the couch with a hot cup of tea!

I've been making a few small things here and there for Christmas. I love making smaller projects as it doesn't take long to make them in bulk! I will put up another post soon with some of the other Christmas projects I've been working on from other patterns.

These adorable mini stockings would be perfect as ornaments, gift toppers, or even key chains! You can make them a little bigger too and put gift cards in them. I'll be giving these out to co-workers in the office. Each one takes about 15-20 minutes to make, and measures 4.5 inches long. What's great is you can make them in any color combination based on the yarn you currently have. They're a fantastic way to use up all that extra scrap yarn! I think they'd look great as one solid color or stripes too.

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram!

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
4.5 mm hook
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle


Abbreviations:
bpdc = back post double crochet
ch = chain
fpdc = front post double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
mc = magic circle
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
2sctog = 2 single crochet together

 
Notes:
The pattern is worked in a continuous round when the step calls for rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep your place. 

[A] = white yarn; [B] = color yarn
Change colors as indicated in pattern. When I change colors, I fastened off. You can hide your tails inside the stocking to avoid sewing them all in at the end!


Stocking Pattern:

With [A], make mc and 7 sc in mc.

Round 1:
2 sc in each st around (14 sc)

Round 2:
1 sc in each st around (14 st)

Rounds 3-7:
With [B], 1 sc in each st around (14 sc)

Rows 8-12:
We will now be working in rows. With [A], sc in next 7 sts. Turn. (7 sc)

Fasten off leaving ~5 inch tail. Fold the heel and use a tapestry needle to sew the end of it together.

This is what it looks like after Row 12.
Use tail to sew end where arrow is pointing. Should only be ~3 stitches to sew it. 

Round 13:
We will now be working in rounds. With [B], attach in the middle of the heel with a sc and make 14 sc evenly around. Where [A] meets [B] on both sides, make 2sctog to join the two colors (14 sc).

Where the arrow is pointing, make 2sctog.
On the other side - where the arrow is pointing, make 2sctog.

Rounds 14-19:
1 sc in each st around (14 sc)

Round 20:
With [A], 1 hdc in each st around (14 hdc)

Round 21:
*1 fpdc around hdc. 1 bpdc around hdc. Repeat from * around. (7 fpdc, 7 bpdc)

If you complete the stocking and you are not at the top of the heel, slip stitch around the cuff until you are at the top of the heel.

Ch 15 and then slip stitch in the same stitch as the start of the chain.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Caron Chunky Cakes Blankets




I was recently inspired by this blanket from Repeat Crafter Me. If you haven't been over to her blog yet, make sure you check it out because she has so many amazing crochet projects!

I made two blankets for my two different friends of mine who have 1 year old boys. As the pattern suggested, I used Bernat Softee Chunky in white and Caron Chunky Cakes. For one blanket I used Blue Moon, and for the other I used Mystic Chip. They both turned out so great! I can't wait to use all the different Caron Cake yarns and colors!

One recommendation I have for the pattern is when you are making the pom poms for the corners, I would use the white yarn to attach it so that it makes it easier to weave in the ends of the pom pom in the white row. Since there are so many ends to weave in for this blanket, I made sure to weave the ends in every time I switched to a new skein to keep up with it and not have to do it all at the end.

Blue Moon
Blue Moon
Blue Moon

Blue Moon
Mystic Chip
Mystic Chip
Mystic Chip
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Beanies for the Girls



As mentioned in my last post, I recently went on a girls trip farther north to play in the snow. To make the trip a little more special, I made each of the girls some beanies/headbands to stay warm.

The first one I made was a black cabled beanie using All About Ami's pattern. I also blogged about it here a few years ago with some modifications I made to the first one I made. I've noticed that the faux fur pom poms are really in for beanies. My friend and I were at Michael's and they didn't have any faux-fur pom poms available, but we did find key chain pom poms.

All I did was use some wire cutters to cut the key chain. The pom pom had a little loop in it already, which made it really to sew to the top of the beanie. It matches my friend's snow jacket perfectly!



For the second beanie I made, I used my Ribbed Beanie Pattern, but instead of using chunky yarn, I used worsted weight. Again, I found a key chain pom pom from Michael's and cut the key chain part to sew to the top of the beanie. I think they turned out great! I love improvising when making crochet gifts, I feel like it makes it a little more special.


Here's a picture of all of us in the snow with the pups! For my friend's headband on the right, I used this YouTube tutorial by Crochet Beignet for a braided ear warmer. It's so beautifully textured and warm!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Messy Bun Beanie



It's been a cold winter so far in the north east! Luckily, it's been warming up and the weather has been bearable lately, but I wouldn't be surprised if we got hit with more cold weather and snow soon.

I went farther north for a little get away weekend with some girlfriends, and we had so much fun in the snow! We went snowshoeing on the lake, watched a hockey game, and went down a toboggan slide. I made all the girls beanies to keep warm during the trip, and they absolutely loved them! While we were out shopping around in the little shops, one of my friends saw a messy bun beanie that she wanted. I don't know about you guys, but I'm always hesitant to buy things I know I can easily make. I mean, I love getting inspiration from things I see in shops, but it's always a little more special when I know I can create it myself. I told my friend that I can make the beanie for her, and I knew it'd be a good opportunity to design and create a pattern! It seems like forever since I've written a pattern. I hope she loves it! It's worked around a hair tie so that it'll be nice and snug around your bun or ponytail.

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram!

Materials:
<1 skein of Vanna's Choice in Black
Size I hook (5.5 mm)
Hair tie
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
*blhdc = back loop half double crochet
*bpdc = back post double crochet 
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
*fpdc = front post double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over
*See Special Stitches for instructions

Special Stitches:
bpdc = back post double crochet
Yo, insert hook from back to front around the post (rather than the top of the stitch), yo, pull up a loop. Yo, pull through two loops, yo pull through last remaining loops.
It's the same as a normal double crochet, but the only difference is that it's worked around the post rather than the top of the stitch.

fpdc = front post double crochet
Yo, insert hook from front to back around the post (rather than the top of the stitch), yo, pull up a loop. Yo, pull through two loops, yo pull through last remaining loops.
It's the same as a normal double crochet, but the only difference is that it's worked around the post rather than the top of the stitch.

blhdc = back loop half double crochet
Where the pattern calls for a blhdc, the hdc is worked in the single back loop of the stitch, rather than the two top stitches. This creates the horizontal rows on the beanie.




Notes:
- If you'd like to use yarn that's a different color than the hair tie, you can slip stitch around the hair tie before starting the pattern.
- This pattern is worked in the round, so use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.
- This pattern will fit most adult female heads. 


Beanie Pattern:

Round 1:
Make a slip stitch around the hair tie and make 24 hdc around the hair tie (24 hdc)

Round 2:
2 hdc in each stitch (48 hdc)

Round 3:
*hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat from * to * around (60 hdc)

Round 4:
hdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Rounds 5-8:
blhdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Round 9:
hdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Rounds 10-13:
blhdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Round 14:
hdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Rounds 15-18:
blhdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Round 19:
dc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Round 20-23:
*fpdc around stitch, bpdc around next stitch* repeat from * to * around, ending on a bpdc.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Mom to "Bee" Amigurumi Pattern







My co-worker is going to have her first grandson! Her daughter-in-law is having a bee themed baby shower, and she wanted to have a little bee family to really tie the mom to "bee" theme together. I think the theme is so adorable and these amigurumi bees will add such a nice touch to the baby shower.

I'm so glad my co-worker asked me to make these. I was in a crochet lull for what seemed like forever, and this was the perfect thing to reignite the creative spark in me. I hope you all enjoy this pattern! It works up so quickly and it'd be perfect for, not only baby showers, but for nurseries or for toddler/baby birthdays!

The baby bee measures about 3.5" long and 3" tall. The mom bee measures 4" long and about 3.5" tall. The dad bee measures 4" long and 4" tall. Once you get the baby bee down, the mom and dad will be simple to make as the patterns are very similar with just an addition of a round/row for the body and wings.

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram!

Materials:
<1 skein of Vanna's Choice in White
<1 skein of Red Heart Soft in Light Grey/Heather
<1 skein of Loops & Threads Impeccable in Butterscotch
Size H hook (5.0mm)
6 pairs of 10mm safety eyes (2 for each bee)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Black embroidery floss
Poly fill for stuffing

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
mc = magic circle
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over

Special Stitch:
2sctog = 2 single crochet together
Insert hook in front loop of the next stitch, and then immediately in the front loop of the next stitch. Yo, pull through two loops. Yo, pull through two loops.

*Tip: It helps to turn the hook up when inserting in the front loops and go from underneath the loop. 




Notes:
The body of the bee is worked in rounds, so use a stitch marker to keep track of each round.
Change yarn colors as indicated in each step. I changed colors by pulling through with the new color in the last st of the round. I kept the colors attached and picked up the color I needed when I got to that round. This makes it very easy since you don't have to cut and attach a new color, and the stripe jogs will be hidden inside the body. It's a win-win!

At the last st of the round, pull through when making the sc, but do not complete it.

With the new color, yo and pull through both loops to complete the sc.

Now you can drop the old color and start working the next round with the new color.


Baby Bee:


Round 1:
In mc, make 6 sc with yellow yarn.

Round 2:
2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Round 3:
*1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (18 st)

Round 4:
*1 sc in next 2 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (24 sc)

Round 5:
*1 sc in next 3 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (30 sc)

Rounds 6-8:
1 sc in each st around (30 sc)

Rounds 9-10:
In gray, 1 sc in each st around (30 sc)

Rounds 11-12:
In yellow, 1 sc in each st around (30 sc)

Rounds 13-14:
In gray, 1 sc in each st around (30 sc)

Insert safety eyes between rounds 4 and 5. I counted out from the center so that I knew the eyes would be evenly spaced.

*Tip: Insert the eyes so that the top of the head is opposite of the beginning of each round. That way slight unevenness of the stripes will be at the bottom of the bee.

Round 15:
In yellow, *1 sc in next 3 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (24 sc)

Round 16:
*1 sc in next 2 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (18 sc)

Round 17:
*1 sc in next st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (12 sc)

Stuff body with poly fill now. Be careful not to over stuff the body.

Round 18:
2sctog in each st around (6 sc)

Use the tapestry needle to close up the hole. This completes the body and also leaves a little stinger at the end!



Wings:

Row 1:
In white, ch 12. Turn and dc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (11 dc)

Row 2:
Dc in each dc across (11 dc)

Fasten off and weave in ends with tapestry needle. Cut a long piece of white yarn (~12 inches ). Fold the wings in half over the piece of yarn and tie a knot to cinch the middle. Tie the knot so that one end of the string is longer than the other. The longer end will be used to sew the wings to the body.



Sew the wings to the top of the body with the tapestry needle. Use the black embroidery floss to create the mouth on the bee. Here is a great video tutorial on how to embroider on amigurumi.  



Mom Bee:


Round 1:
In mc, make 6 sc with yellow yarn.

Round 2:
2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Round 3:
*1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (18 st)

Round 4:
*1 sc in next 2 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (24 sc)

Round 5:
*1 sc in next 3 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (30 sc)

Round 6:
*1 sc in next 4 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (36 sc)

Rounds 7-9:
1 sc in each st around (36 sc)

Rounds 10-11:
In gray, 1 sc in each st around (36 sc)

Rounds 12-13:
In yellow, 1 sc in each st around (36 sc)

Rounds 14-15:
In gray, 1 sc in each st around (36 sc)

Insert safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6. I counted out from the center so that I knew the eyes would be evenly spaced.

*Tip: Insert the eyes so that the top of the head is opposite of the beginning of each round. That way slight unevenness of the stripes will be at the bottom of the bee.

Round 16:
In yellow, *1 sc in next 4 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (30 sc)

Round 17:
*1 sc in next 3 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (24 sc)

Round 18:
*1 sc in next 2 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (18 sc)

Round 19:
*1 sc in next st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (12 sc)

Stuff body with poly fill now. Be careful not to over stuff the body.

Round 20:
2sctog in each st around (6 sc)

Use the tapestry needle to close up the hole. This completes the body and also leaves a little stinger at the end!

Wings:

Row 1:
In white, ch 14. Turn and dc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (13 dc)

Row 2:
Dc in each dc across (13 dc)

Fasten off and weave in ends with tapestry needle. Cut a long piece of white yarn (~12 inches ). Fold the wings in half over the piece of yarn and tie a knot to cinch the middle. Tie the knot so that one end of the string is longer than the other. The longer end will be used to sew the wings to the body.

Sew the wings to the top of the body with the tapestry needle. Use the black embroidery floss to create the mouth on the bee.


Dad Bee:


Round 1:
In mc, make 6 sc with yellow yarn.

Round 2:
2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Round 3:
*1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (18 st)

Round 4:
*1 sc in next 2 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (24 sc)

Round 5:
*1 sc in next 3 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (30 sc)

Round 6:
*1 sc in next 4 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (36 sc)

Round 7:
*1 sc in next 5 st. 2 sc in next st* repeat from * around (42 sc)

Rounds 8-10:
1 sc in each st around (42 sc)

Rounds 11-12:
In gray, 1 sc in each st around (42 sc)

Rounds 13-14:
In yellow, 1 sc in each st around (42 sc)

Rounds 15-16:
In gray, 1 sc in each st around (42 sc)

Insert safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6. I counted out from the center so that I knew the eyes would be evenly spaced.

*Tip: Insert the eyes so that the top of the head is opposite of the beginning of each round. That way slight unevenness of the stripes will be at the bottom of the bee.

Round 17:
In yellow, *1 sc in next 5 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (36 sc)

Round 18:
*1 sc in next 4 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (30 sc)

Round 19:
*1 sc in next 3 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (24 sc)

Round 20:
*1 sc in next 2 st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (18 sc)

Round 21:
*1 sc in next st. 2sctog in the next 2 st* repeat from * around (12 sc)

Stuff body with poly fill now. Be careful not to over stuff the body.

Round 22:
2sctog in each st around (6 sc)

Use the tapestry needle to close up the hole. This completes the body and also leaves a little stinger at the end!

Wings:

Row 1:
In white, ch 16. Turn and dc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (15 dc)

Row 2:
Dc in each dc across (15 dc)

Fasten off and weave in ends with tapestry needle. Cut a long piece of white yarn (~12 inches ). Fold the wings in half over the piece of yarn and tie a knot to cinch the middle. Tie the knot so that one end of the string is longer than the other. The longer end will be used to sew the wings to the body.

Sew the wings to the top of the body with the tapestry needle. Use the black embroidery floss to create the mouth on the bee.
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Baby Basketball Cocoon


My co-worker, who is a huge basketball fan, just had a baby boy and I thought this basketball cocoon would be the perfect gift for him and his wife. Their son, who is pictured above, looks adorable in it! The pattern is from Crowned Crochet, priced at $2.50, and was very easy to follow. The net can be adjusted so that it's longer or shorter. The beanie is actually from Repeat Crafter Me and is free! The hardest part was getting the black lines straight on the beanie. Nothing a little tape can't fix though! Overall, I think the set turned out great and is such an easy project for all sports fan parents!


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Amigurumi Beavers and Pumpkins

I've been falling behind severely in my crocheting and blogging. It's been a busy, fun, and interesting year since my move to New York. What a difference in the weather I've experienced! I was so excited for my first Fall on the East Coast. The trees and scenery in general was absolutely gorgeous with all of the different colors! Winter was a bit of a shock with the snow, but from what I've been told, it was a pretty mild winter this year. It was a nice transition for me though, so that worked out!

In the Fall, I worked on two projects, the first one being amigurumi beavers. I volunteer weekly at a beaver animal sanctuary that also houses and cares for other animals as well. Not only does the lovely couple run an animal sanctuary, but they also run a bed and breakfast right there on the property. All of the proceeds go directly to the care of the animals. I thought it would be a great opportunity for them to raise some money by selling crochet beavers to their guests in their small gift shop. I donated a bunch of these adorable beavers to them, and am thinking about making other animals that they have on the sanctuary as well (dogs, cats, a mini horse and donkey, goats, and chickens). These kits were adapted from Sharon Ojala's beaver pattern. Fun fact: beavers have orange teeth because of a hard iron enamel coating that gives their teeth the strength to cut through trees! They are often illustrated with white teeth.




I love making quick seasonal gifts for people. I made a few of these pumpkin pouches from Repeat Crafter Me for friends and co-workers. They were perfect for holding candy or other Halloween treats! They worked up so quickly and the pattern was easy to follow. My favorite thing about the pouch is the curly vine and leaf. It adds such a cute touch to it!



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Boot Cuffs on Etsy


These boot cuffs are back up on the Etsy Shop! Place your order in before fall/winter approach, and get your holiday shopping done early! I'm also taking custom orders, so if you'd like something in particular for yourself or a friend/family member, you can leave a comment below, or reach me on Facebook.

I will hopefully have some new patterns coming along before the end of the year, so stay tuned!
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf with Pockets


My last few projects have been scarves with pockets, and I'm really liking the practicality of these things! I'm going to have to make some for myself once I finish all the projects in my queue.

This Breast Cancer Awareness scarf uses tapestry crochet to create the design on the pockets. Perfect for any survivor or supporter in your life to keep warm this winter. With only two colors, it's a great project for beginners looking to work on their color changing techniques.

For the main scarf part, I used a random stripe generator for the pattern. I love this app because you can enter in which colors you're using and how wide/narrow you want the stripes to be. It will then spit out a random pattern and you can go from there. It's a great variation to typical stripes and it looks really cool. I've used it on scarves and blankets, and have always loved the results. I wrote what the app generated for me in the pattern below, but feel free to use it for your own scarf and see what it comes up with. My completed scarf ended up being 89 inches long.

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page.

Materials:
Size I crochet hook (5.50 mm)
Tapestry needle
1 skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in White
1 skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Bubble Gum

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Notes for Scarf:
The pockets are made separately and then sewn onto the completed scarf. For the color change, I carried both colors and worked over the color that wasn't being used.

At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn. Change colors as indicated.

Tip: Work over ends at the color changes to avoid weaving in so many ends when complete.

Pockets (make 2):
In white, ch 24.

Row 1:
Sc in second ch from hook and across (23 sc)

Row 2:
Sc in next 4 sc. In pink, sc in next sc. In white, next 13 sc. In pink, sc in next sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. (23 sc)

Row 3:
Sc in next 4 sc. In pink, sc in next 2 sc. In white, next 11 sc. In pink, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. (23 sc)

Row 4:
Sc in next 3 sc. In pink, sc in next 4 sc. In white, next 9 sc. In pink, sc in next 4 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. (23 sc)

Row 5:
Sc in next 3 sc. In pink, sc in next 4 sc. In white, next 8 sc. In pink, sc in next 5 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. (23 sc)

Row 6:
Sc in next 2 sc. In pink, sc in next 6 sc. In white, next 7 sc. In pink, sc in next 6 sc. In white, sc in next 2 sc. (23 sc)

Row 7:
Sc in next 2 sc. In pink, sc in next 6 sc. In white, next 6 sc. In pink, sc in next 7 sc. In white, sc in next 2 sc. (23 sc)

Row 8:
Sc in next sc. In pink, sc in next 8 sc. In white, next 5 sc. In pink, sc in next 8 sc. In white, sc in next sc. (23 sc)

Row 9:
Sc in next sc. In pink, sc in next 8 sc. In white, next 4 sc. In pink, sc in next 9 sc. In white, sc in next sc. (23 sc)

Row 10:
Sc in next 2 sc. In pink, sc in next 8 sc. In white, next 3 sc. In pink, sc in next 8 sc. In white, sc in next 2 sc. (23 sc)

Row 11:
Sc in next 2 sc. In pink, sc in next 9 sc. In white, next sc. In pink, sc in next 8 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. (23 sc)

Row 12:
Sc in next 3 sc. In pink, sc in next 17 sc. In white, next 3 sc. (23 sc)

Row 13:
Sc in next 3 sc. In pink, sc in next 16 sc. In white, next 4 sc. (23 sc)

Row 14:
Sc in next 4 sc. In pink, sc in next 15 sc. In white, next 4 sc. (23 sc)

Row 15-16:
Sc in next 5 sc. In pink, sc in next 13 sc. In white, next 5 sc. (23 sc)

Row 17:
Sc in next 6 sc. In pink, sc in next 11 sc. In white, next 6 sc. (23 sc)

Row 18:
Sc in next 6 sc. In pink, sc in next 10 sc. In white, next 7 sc. (23 sc)

Row 19:
Sc in next 7 sc. In pink, sc in next 9 sc. In white, next 7 sc. (23 sc)

Row 20:
Sc in next 7 sc. In pink, sc in next 8 sc. In white, next 8 sc. (23 sc)

Row 21:
Sc in next 8 sc. In pink, sc in next 7 sc. In white, next 8 sc. (23 sc)

Row 22-23:
Sc in next 7 sc. In pink, sc in next 9 sc. In white, next 7 sc. (23 sc)

Row 24
Sc in next 6 sc. In pink, sc in next 10 sc. In white, next 7 sc. (23 sc)

Row 25-26:
Sc in next 6 sc. In pink, sc in next 11 sc. In white, next 6 sc. (23 sc)

Row 27:
Sc in next 6 sc. In pink, sc in next 12 sc. In white, next 5 sc. (23 sc)

Row 28-29:
Sc in next 5 sc. In pink, sc in next 13 sc. In white, next 5 sc. (23 sc)

Row 30-31:
Sc in next 5 sc. In pink, sc in next 5 sc. In white, next 2 sc. In pink, sc in next 6 sc. In white, sc in next 5 sc. (23 sc)

Row 32:
Sc in next 5 sc. In pink, sc in next 5 sc. In white, next 3 sc. In pink, sc in next 5 sc. In white, sc in next 5 sc. (23 sc)

Row 33-34:
Sc in next 6 sc. In pink, sc in next 4 sc. In white, next 3 sc. In pink, sc in next 4 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. (23 sc)

Row 35:
Sc in next 7 sc. In pink, sc in next 9 sc. In white, next 7 sc. (23 sc)

Row 36:
Sc in next 8 sc. In pink, sc in next 7 sc. In white, next 8 sc. (23 sc)

Row 37:
Sc in next 9 sc. In pink, sc in next 5 sc. In white, next 9 sc. (23 sc)

Row 38:
Sc in next 10 sc. In pink, sc in next 3 sc. In white, next 10 sc. (23 sc)

Row 39:
Sc in next 23 sc (23 sc)

Leave a ~50 tail for sewing and fasten off.


Scarf:
In pink, ch 24 and dc across (23 dc)

Row 1-6:
Dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 7-9:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 10-16:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 17-20:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 21-22:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 23-29:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 30-31:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 32-38:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 39-41:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 42-43:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 44-49:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 50-56:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 57-61:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 62-67:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 68-75:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 76-77:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 78-84:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 85-86:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 87-92:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 93-94:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 95-101:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 102-105:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 106-108:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 109-115:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 116-120:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 121-126:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 127-133:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 134-138:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 139-145:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 146-147:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 148-150:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 151-155:
In white, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Row 156-164:
In pink, dc in next 23 st. (23 dc).

Fasten off and weave in/cut all loose tails.


Assembly:
Use a tapestry needle to whip stitch the sides and bottom of the pockets to each end of the scarf. Weave in all ends.


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hello Kitty Scarf with Pockets


The same person who requested the scarf with pockets loved them and has requested more scarves with pockets! They're really easy to make and are practical too. I've got a lot of projects lined up, including a pink ribbon scarf with pockets for breast cancer awareness, a Hello Kitty afghan, and a queen sized comforter, which will be my biggest project yet.

This scarf uses the same tapestry crochet technique as the SF Giants Scarf, Batman, and Superman Scarf. If you're unfamiliar with tapestry crochet, I would highly recommend looking up how to carry more than two colors for the color changes. It becomes much easier once you get the hang of it, so keep practicing! 

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page.

Materials:
Size I crochet hook (5.50 mm)
Tapestry needle
1 skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in white
1 skein of Vanna's Choice in Black
1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow (you only need a little scrap of yellow. This was just what I had on hand.)
1 skein of Loops & Threads Impeccable Brights in Lippy (pink)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Notes for Scarf:
The pockets are made separately and then sewn onto the completed scarf. For the color change, I carried both colors and worked over the color that wasn't being used.

At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn. Change colors as indicated.

Tip: Work over ends at the color changes to avoid weaving in so many ends when complete.

Pockets (make 2):
In white, ch 28.

Row 1:
Sc in second ch from hook and across (27 sc)

Row 2-4:
Sc in next 27 sc (27 sc)

Row 5:
Sc in next 9 sc. In black, sc in next 9 sc. In white, next 9 sc (27 sc)

Row 6:
Sc in next 7 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 9 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 7 sc (27 sc)

Row 7:
Sc in next 6 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 13 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc (27 sc).

Row 8:
Sc in next 4 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. In yellow, sc in 3 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. (27 sc).

Row 9:
Sc in next 5 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 13 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 5 sc. (27 sc).

Row 10:
Sc in next 3 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 7 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. (27 sc).

Row 11:
Sc in next 4 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 7 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. (27 sc).

Row 12:
Sc in next 2 sc. In black, sc in next 4 sc. In white, sc in next 15 sc. In black, sc in next 4 sc. In white, sc in next 2 sc. (27 sc)

Row 13:
Sc in next 4 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 14 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in 1 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. (27 sc).

Row 14:
Sc in next 5 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In pink, sc in next 2 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in 12 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 5 sc. (27 sc).

Row 15:
Sc in next 5 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 10 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In pink, sc in 3 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. (27 sc).

Row 16:
Sc in next 4 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In pink, sc in next 2 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In pink, sc in 3 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. (27 sc).

Row 17:
Sc in next 5 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In pink, sc in 2 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In pink, sc in next 3 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In white, sc in next 5 sc. (27 sc).

Row 18:
Sc in next 5 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 2 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In pink, sc in 3 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 5 sc. (27 sc).

Row 19:
Sc in next 5 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. In black, sc in next 4 sc. In pink, sc in 4 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 3 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 5 sc. (27 sc).

Row 20:
Sc in next 6 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In white, sc in 1 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In pink, sc in 2 sc. In black, sc in 1 sc. In white, sc in next 4 sc. In black, sc in next 3 sc. In white, sc in next 6 sc. (27 sc).

Row 21:
Sc in next 14 sc. In black, sc in next 2 sc. In white, sc in next 11 sc. (27 sc).

Row 22-23:
Sc in next 27 sc. (27 sc).

In pink, sc evenly around entire piece to make a pink border. Join to the beginning with a sl st.

Fasten off and leave a ~56 inch tail for sewing.

Scarf:
In white, ch 28 and hdc across (27 hdc)

Row 1-20:
Hdc in next 27 sc. (27 hdc).

Row 21-22:
In black, dc in next 27 hdc. (27 dc).

Row 23-24:
In pink, dc in next 27 hdc. (27 dc).

Row 25-53:
In white, hdc in next 27 hdc. (27 dc).

Repeat rows 22-28 until scarf is the desired length, ending on a white block. Mine measures 88 inches. 

Do not fasten off. Attach pink yarn.

Border:
In pink, attach to corner of scarf with sl st. Ch 1 and sc evenly around entire scarf.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Use tapestry needle to whip stitch the sides and bottom of the pockets to each end of the scarf. Weave in all ends.                                                                                       
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