Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Baby crochet football helmet!

These patterns are for personal use only; to sell items made from my pattern, please purchase it at  http://www.etsy.com/listing/96601978/pdf-pattern-crochet-football-helmet-0-6m. Please do not reproduce or sell my patterns.



Materials/tools:
Worsted cotton yarn in 2 or 3 desired colors
4.25 mm G hook (or 5.0mm hook for 3-6m)
Yarn needle

Special instructions:
Counts in (parentheses) include the first chain of each round or row

Earflap:
Working in joined rounds

With color A, Ch 5, slip stitch to make a ring
Rd 1: ch 3 (counts as first DC), then DC 19 in the center of ring to make a circle, slip stitch to join, do not turn (20)
Rd 2 -ch 3, Dc 2 in 1st st, [DC 1, DC 2 in next st] around, slip stitch to join, ch 3, TURN (30)

Helmet:
Now you'll be working in back-and-forth rows instead of joined rounds
Continuing with color A:
Row 1: DC 2 in first st, then [DC 2, DC 2 in next st] repeat [] x4, DC 2, ch 3, turn (20)
Row 2: DC 2 in next st, [DC 3, DC 2 in next st] repeat [] x4, DC 2, ch 1, turn (25)
Row 3: sc 2, HDC 1, HDC 2 in next st, [DC 4, DC 2 in next st] repeat [] x2, DC 4, HDC 2 in next st, HDC 1, sc 3, ch 1, turn (30)
Row 4*-5: sc 2, hdc 3, dc 18, hdc 3, sc 3 (30)
*OPTIONAL - on row 4, use color B or C to make stripes along the sides, then switch back to color A for row 5

Repeat above to make second side.

Match sides together and, with color B, SC 30 to connect the two sides and make a ridge
Tie off and weave in end from one side and ridge, but leave the tail for the second side.

Use the tail to sc around the edges:
From center of back, sc 18 (to halfway around the first earflap)
Ch 23
In 3rd ch, dc 20, sl st to join to earflap (skipping 2 stitches from where the ch started). Sc around the rest of the edge
Tie off, weave in all remaining ends

Attach button opposite the start of the chin strap.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Puffy heart - ornament, mobile, or applique!


 These patterns are for personal use only - please contact me if you wish to sell items made from my test patterns. Please do not reproduce or sell my patterns.

Heart appliqué

Worsted weight yarn, 4.25 mm hook
Gauge not important, though if you're making the puffy heart, you'll want to make sure the holes between your stitches are small enough to hide the stuffing.


Ch 13

Rd 1 – sc 4, [sc 2 tog] x2, sc 3, sc 2 in last ch, ROTATE to back of ch, sc 2 in 1st ch, sc 3, [sc 2 in next ch] x2, sc 3, sc 2 in last ch, slip stitch to join, ch 2, rotate to continue to next round - DO NOT TURN

Rd 2 – sc 4, sc 3 tog, sc 3, [sc 2 in next st] x2, sc 6, sc 3 in next st, sc 6, sc 2 in last st, slip stitch to join, ch 2, rotate

Rd 3 – sc 3, [sc 2 tog] x2, sc 2, [sc 2 in next st] x 3, sc 7, [sc 2 in next st] x2, sc 7, [sc 2 in next st] x2, slip stitch to join, tie off.


For a puffy heart, repeat appliqué pattern to make a second heart, line up with “wrong/back” sides facing each other, slip stitch back loops together, leaving a small opening. Stuff with desired stuffing, then slip stitch remaining back loops to close, tie off, weave in ends.