Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FREE PATTERN/TUTORIAL - Breezybot Flower, with Tendrils

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BREEZYBOT FLOWER WITH TENDRILS


This example is made with worsted cotton yarn with a 5mm hook for the flower and a 4.25 mm hook for the tendrils. Gauge is not important, as long as the stitches are as tight or loose as you want them.


Center:
Make a reverse slip knot (so that it’s tightened by pulling the tail, rather than the yarn attached to your skein). Open loop to about an inch diameter.

Within the loop, sc 1 and ch 2 (this will form your first stitch), dc 11, pull yarn tail to tighten loop, then sl stitch your last dc to the top of the first stitch to form a circle. If you are chaning color for the petals, tie off. (You can weave in the ends here, as I did, or leave them until the end. If the item you’re attaching to is the same color, leave the tails long so you can stitch it to the item without showing).



Petals:
Sl st your petal color into one of the FRONT loops of the circle. [Ch 3, sk 1, sl st 1] around to form 6 arcs.
Working in each arc, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1.
When you’ve made your 6 petals, sl st to join and tie off.
(You can weave in the ends here, as I did, or leave them until the end. If the item you’re attaching to is the same color, leave the tails long so you can stitch it to the item without showing).





Tendrils:
Starting in the BACK loop behind where you joined one of the petals, sc to join, ch 13
*Working back along the chain, sl st 1, then sc 3 in each of the next 9 st, then sc 1 in each of the last 2 st.
Sc 1 in each of next 2 st. (You should now be in the back loop behind where you attached another petal). Repeat from * to form second tendril. Tie off. (You can weave in the ends here, as I did, or leave them until the end. If the item you’re attaching to is the same color, leave the tails long so you can stitch it to the item without showing).



If you haven’t already, weave in the extra ends, leaving only the tails you’ll use to stitch on to your item.

Friday, December 9, 2011

FREE PATTERN - Breezybot Amigurumi Octopus - finger puppet or plushie!

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Materials/Equipment:
Worsted yarn (Red Heart Super Saver in Heather, shown)
4.25 G Hook
Gauge not important  - you just need to make sure the holes between stitches are small enough to not show the stuffing!

Amigurumi is worked in continuous rounds. Don’t slip stitch to join or chain at the end of each row.

Body:
Make a magic circle
Round 1 - sc 6 in the circle (6)
Round 2 - sc 2 in each st (12)
Round 3 - [sc 2, sc 2 in next st], repeat around (16)
Round 4 - [sc 3, sc 2 in next st], repeat around (20)
Round 5-7 - sc around (20) - repeat 3 rows
Round 8 - [sc 3, sc 2 tog], repeat around (16)
Round 9 - [sc 2, sc 2 tog], repeat around (12)
Round 10 - [sc 2, sc 2 tog], repeat around (8)
  *do not tie off - continue to the first leg

Legs:
*Chain 10
Starting in 1st ch, sl stitch 1 in each of the first two ch, then [sc 2 in each ch] x7 (this should take you to back to the body.
Slip stitch in the next st from Rd 10 of the body, then repeat from * until you have 8 legs.
Slip stitch in base of first leg to join.

With black yarn and a yarn needle, stitch the eyes and mouth, as desired.

You can either tie off weave in ends here for a finger puppet, or stuff with fiberfill and close the bottom for a teeny plushie.

Close the bottom:
In a base stitch on each leg, sc 1 (8)
Sc 2 tog around (4), and tie off, leaving a 4” tail
With a yarn needle, use the tail to stitch the remaining hold closed, then tie off and weave in the end.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FREE PATTERN Breezybot Ribbon Baby Beanie

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BREEZYBOT RIBBON BABY BEANIE

I've had several requests lately for this particular modification, so here it is!

With worsted cotton yarn
5mm hook

Rounds 1-8 are worked in spiral/continuous rounds - do not tie off, slip stitch, or chain at end of each round; just continue to next round:
Ch 4, sl st to join to make a loop, ch 1
Rd 1 - working in center of loop, sc 9, hdc 1 (10)
Working in all back loops for the rest of the pattern:
Rd 2 - hdc 2 in next 9 st, dc 2 in last st (20)
Rd 3 - [dc 1, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (30)
Rd 4 - [dc 2, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (40)
Rd 5 - [dc 9, dc 2 in next st] repeat around (44)
Rd 6-7 - dc around (44)
Rd 8 -  dc 40, hdc 2, sc 2, sl st
You'll now be working in "joined" rounds.
Rd 9 -  ch 4, tc (triple crochet) around, sl st (at top of ch 4) to join
Rd 10 - ch 2, hdc around, sl st (at top of ch 2) to join
Tie off, weave in ends

Choose a ribbon that fits in the triple crochet round (round 9) easily and weave it between the posts in that round. Tie a bow, making sure to leave enough slack to accommodate the stretch of the hat. (Using a stretchy ribbon is recommended).
If you test this pattern, please let me know how it works in the comments, or send me a message! Thank you!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Our new crafty adventure: SOAP!

German Chocolate Cake Coffee Scrub Soap
Hi, all! BIG news for our family - we've officially launched my husband's handcrafted soap business: Sweet Trade Soap Company! We're having a ridiculously good, clean time. ;)  All our soaps are artfully handmade with natural ingredients.

In case you'd like to see what we've been up to, here's our shop's link: http://sweettradesoap.storenvy.com/


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Just a reminder that there's still plenty of time to ship from Sweet Trade or Breezybot before the holidays! ;)