Monday, October 20, 2014

S is for Snail: Crochet Snail Applique



S is for Snail

This colorful snail can be made in so many different color combinations! You could also leave off the body and it would make a nice seashell. Keep this in mind for your summer/beachy crochet projects :)

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in dusty purple, purple, and goldfish.

- Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Snail Applique Pattern:
Starting with main shell color
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around
Round 3: 2 DC in first 10 stitches
Fasten off
Starting in middle, surface crochet in a spiral along DC edges with a different yarn color to add the swirl.
Now lets work on the head and body:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 HDC in ring, join
Attach to shell and sc in next 8 (doesn't need to be exact). Chain 4, SC down chain and join to second from last stitch. This makes the tail end of the body.






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Sunday, October 19, 2014

R is for Rabbit: Crochet Rabbit Applique



R is for Rabbit

This Rabbit is a great appliqué to save for Easter or Spring! You could also use it for the letter B for Bunny.

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in beige and pink with a little bit of black and white for the face embellishments.
- Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
SC Decrease =  Single Crochet Decrease
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet

Rabbit Applique Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 3 DC, 3 SC, 3 DC, 3 SC in ring. Join to first DC, pull tight, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1, turn
Row 4: SC in next 8, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC Decrease, sc in next 4, sc decrease, continue to SC around piece until you get back to the beginning of row 5. Join...
Row 6: chain 11, TC in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, skip 3 stitches and join, chain 11, TC in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, join to last stitch from row 5.

Inside Ear:
With pink, chain 8, DC in 3rd chain from hook, DC in next 2, HDC, in next, SC in last.

Stitch on face and make french knots for eyes.






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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Q is for Queen Bee: Crochet Queen Bee Applique


Q is for Queen Bee

This was another tricky letter since my Q options were pretty limited... I think Quail and Quetzal were my other choices. I thought Queen Bee would be the cutest of the bunch and fit well with my other Alphabet Animals! I hope you think so too.

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in mustard yellow and black, and a little pink for the crown.
- Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Queen Bee Applique Pattern:
With yellow
Chain 5, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in remaining 3 chains, chain 1, turn
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, 2 SC in last, (6 SC)
Change to black, ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last, (8 SC)
Change to yellow, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 6, 2 SC in last (10 SC)
Change to black, chain 1, turn
Row 7-8: SC in each stitch across (10 SC)
change to yellow
Row 9: SC in each stitch across
Row 10: SC Decrease, SC in next 6, SC Decrease
Row 11: SC in each stitch across (8 SC)
Row 12: SC Decrease, SC in next 4, SC Decrease
Row 13: SC in each stitch across (6 SC)
Sc around outer edge: yellow around head and switch to black around body. When you get to the back, chain 6, slip stitch in first, sc in next, HDC in next, DC in last two, connect to other side of back edge and continue to SC around edge.

Bee Wings:
I followed THIS PATTERN for Crochet Raindrops by Fiber Flux. Turned them upside down and they made perfect bee wings!

Crown: 
Join pink yarn, chain 3, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, join to same stitch, chain 2, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch to join in same stitch. Slip stitch along bottom to create a flat bottom to crown (optional). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Stitch on eye and mouth with black yarn and tapestry needle.




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Friday, October 17, 2014

P is for Penguin: Crochet Penguin Applique

P is for Penguin

This plump little penguin is one of my favorite appliqués of the bunch! It would be the perfect embellishment on any crochet winter projects or strung as bunting for some fun winter decor. Remember that I also have a penguin crochet hat pattern!

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in white and black, and terracotta orange.
- Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Penguin Applique Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring, join, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 1
Row 3: SC in first, 2 HDC in next, 2 DC, 2 DC, 2 HDC, SC
Change to black
Round 4: 2 HDC in first 15 stitches, 2 SC in last 10
Now you are going to make the first wing...
Round 5: SC, Hdc, DC, chain 3, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in last chain, join to same place as where you made the DC. Fasten off.
Attach yarn on other side across from the bottom of the first wing.
Chain 3, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in last chain, continue by making a DC in the same stitch as your chain 3, HDC in next, SC in next, join with slip stitch to next. Fasten off weave in ends.
Feet: make 2
Magic Ring, chain 2, make 3 DC in ring, chain 2, join to ring, pull tight, fasten off.

Sew feet do bottom of appliqué. Stitch on an eye and beak as well.








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Thursday, October 16, 2014

O is for Owl: Crochet Owl Applique

O is for Owl

If you've been a long time follower of my blog you know I have a little obsession over owls :) Whoooo can resist their cuteness! You may recognize this pattern. It's the beginning part of my Owl Granny Square. You can find the original pattern HERE but I am re-posting the owl portion below. Feel free to make this little cutie in multiple colors or crochet in one color and stitch on embellishments as I did.


Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Aqua (its a baby color), with a little bit of puple, mustard (yellow), white and black for embellishments.
- Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet

Owl Applique Pattern:
Magic Ring, Chain 1, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 HDC in each around, join to first HDC, change color (16 HDC)
Round 3: Chain 2, 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, chain 1 (32 DC)
Round 4: HDC, in next stitch: DC - TC - DC, SC in next 5, in next stitch: DC - TC - DC, HDC in next, slip stitch to join.
fasten off, weave in ends.

Eyes: make 2 
Magic Ring, Chain 1, 8 SC in magic ring, join to first SC, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew on. 
Stitch on black yarn for eyes.

Beak and Feet: Sew on yellow yarn with tapestry needle. Loop the yarn through 3 times to make both the feet and beak.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

N is for Nightingale: Crochet Nightingale Bird Applique

N is for Nightingale

A lot of you had a hard to time figuring this one out. Let me start by saying that there aren't a lot of options for the letter N. I think my other two choices were Newt or Narwhal... Narwhal would have been fine expect I already have a Unicorn and Whale appliqué so that just seemed to similar. I liked the idea of including a bird in my list of animals so Nightingale was the easy pick. A Nightingale is a small bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. When I sew this appliqué onto the blanket I plan on stitching some musical notes around it as well. You can read more about the Nightingale HERE.


Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used a dark brown and a light brown/cream color for the belly. Not sure what the exact color and yarn brand it was... sorry :( I tried to keep the colors somewhat true to a real nightingale.
- Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
- Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet

Nightingale Applique Pattern:
Starting with cream color for belly
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1
Round 3: 2 HDC in first 6, change to brown yarn, HDC +DC in next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC in next 3, 2 SC over the DC and SC in next 3, HDC in next, Hdc + DC + 6 TC + DC and join to same stitch. Fasten off

Beak: join yellow, chain 3, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, join to same stitch, chain 2, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch to join in same stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Wing:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring,do not join, chain 1, turn
Round 2: SC in next 6, SC + HDC in next, DC in last, chain 2. Slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook and continue to SC across top. Fasten off leaving tail to sew onto bird body.

Make a french knot for the eye.







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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hooded Crochet Cowl with Lion Brand Thick & Quick Yarn #Scarfie




Zoe and I are showing off our Lion Brand Yarn #Scarfie projects today! What is a #Scarfie you ask? It's when you take a selfie (a picture of yourself) while wearing a crocheted or knit cowl or scarf! Selfie + Scarf = Scarfie... see what they did there?! :)

Lion Brand Yarn generously provided me with two skeins of their Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn and I transformed them into matching hooded cowls for me and my baby girl. This yarn is super bulky, soft, and works up quickly! The pattern I have created is very adjustable and very simple. It uses one stitch throughout: the Half Double Crochet. I'm confident a beginner could make this!


Materials:
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in Fisherman and Fig. Although they sent me 2 skeins (on of each) I ended up using 3 skeins for my adult size and 2 skeins for the toddler size.
- Size I/9 crochet Hook
- Two large buttons
- Large Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet

Note about pattern: This pattern is totally adjustable. Both of these cowls turned out large. My daughter is 13 months old and it was roomy. Mine could have been made smaller and would have still fit well. But the oversized look is what makes this comfy and cozy. My suggestion is when making your foundation chains to measure it along your head (like a hood would fit) and then when making the extra chains for the cowl part, try it on and get a feel for how long you want it to wrap around. Continue to try it on as you go so you can adjust the number of rows you make to make it fit for you. Or feel free to follow the pattern as it is written :)

Small Hooded Cowl:
Begin with the hood.
Chain 37, HDC in 3rd ch from hook and rest of way down, ch 2, turn (35 HDC)
Row 2- 13: HDC in each stitch across, ch 2 turn
Fasten off.
Fold it in half so it looks like a bonnet. Sew back together by making SC crochets along the back edges. Weave in ends and turn inside out (you wan the seam to be on the inside).

Now the cowl.
Attach yarn, chain 2 and HDC along bottom. I was able to make 42 HDC along bottom (the exact count doesn't really matter) when you get to the end chain 20 (if I were to make again I would decrease that to 10-15).
Row 2: HDC in 3rd chain from hook and rest of way down chain.. Continue to Hdc along the edge of cowl (60 HDC), ch 2, turn
Row 3: HDC in first 57, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, Hdc in last (this creates the button hole), ch 2, turn
Row 4-5: HDC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn
Row 6: HDC in first 57, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, Hdc in last (this creates the button hole), ch 2, turn
Row 7: HDC in each stitch across, fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew buttons on.

Large Hooded Cowl:
Being with the hood.
Chain 42, HDC in 3rd chain from hook and rest of way down (40 HDC), ch 2, turn
Row 2: 2 HDC in first, HDC in next, repeat across, ch 2, turn (60 Hdc)
Row 3-19: HDC in each stitch across, ch 2, turn
Fasten off weave in ends

Fold in half and sew back edge together with single crochets.
Turn inside out so your seam is hidden on the inside of the hood

Connect yarn to one end of the bottom edge and chain 2. HDC across bottom. When you get to other end chain 20.
Row 2-3: HDC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn
Row 4: HDC in each stitch across until you get to last stitches in row. Chain 2, skip 2 stitches, HDC in last two. This creates the button hole. Chain 2, turn
Row 5-7: HDC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn
Row 8: HDC in each stitch across until you get to last stitches in row. Chain 2, skip 2 stitches, HDC in last two. This creates the button hole. Chain 2, turn
Row 9-10: HDC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew buttons on.









Now I encourage you to post and share your own #Scarfie project! I would love to see you wearing this hooded cowl or your own Thick & Quick creation! Be sure to use the hashtag #Scarfie when you post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!