Saturday, October 25, 2014

X is for X-ray Fish: Crochet X-ray Fish Applique

X is for X-ray Fish

The Pristella Tetra are freshwater fish that are tiny in size and can often be used as pets for home aquariums. They have a highly transparent body which is why they are known as the X-ray Tetra or X-ray Fish! I chose to make mine dark purple but you could use any color. I believe they are realistically a more yellowish color.

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Egglplant and white and little bit of black for the eye.
- 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

X-ray Fish Appliqué Pattern:
With purple
Chain 9, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in next 6, 4 SC in last chain, SC in each stitch on other side of chain (18 SC), join, chain 1
Round 2: SC in first 2, HDC in next 2, DC in next 2, 2 DC in next 6, DC in next 2, HDC in next 2, SC in next 2, join,
Chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in next, SC in last, chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in next, SC in last, join, fasten off.
Join yarn 4 stitches from tail. Chain 3, DC in same stitch as chain 3, HDC in next, SC in next, slip stitch to join. Join yarn 8 stitch from tail on the other side but work the opposite way, join with slip stitch, SC in next, HDC in next, DC + chain 3 all in one stitch.
Fasten off.
With white
Chain 5, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC + DC in next, DC + HDC in next, SC in last, fasten off leaving long tail.
Sew on skeleton head the use long yarn tail to stitch on the fish skeleton body.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn Giveaway! #Scarfie



Lion Brand Yarn has graciously allowed me to host a giveaway here on my blog! I am giving away 2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick to TWO winners! This is the same yarn I made my Crochet Hooded Cowls with! But you have the chance to choose whichever colors you like if you win. You can see all the colors HERE.


Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn is super bulky and just like its name suggests, it works up quickly making it ideal for beginners. Right now Lion Brand is running a #scarfie campaign (scarf + selfie = scarfie!) and encouraging all crocheters to post their crochet cowls and scarves using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn. Search for the hashtag #scarfie on Facebook and Twitter to find lots of gorgeous projects and links to FREE patterns! And of course feel free to post your own #scarfie project on social media so we can all see!

Now for the GIVEAWAY! 

Two winners will each win two skeins of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick – in their choice of colors! This giveaway is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn and is open to residents in the US and Canada. This giveaway ends October 30, 2014.


W is for Whale: Crochet Whale Applique





W is for Whale

I have a feeling you will be able to use this whale on multiple projects! Whales seem to be popular and trendy among kids decor. In fact, my kids have a whale-themed bathroom! I look forward to seeing all the places you use this appliqué.

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Aqua (it's one of their baby yarns) and a little black for the eye and mouth.
- 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

Whale Applique Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first 4, 2 HDC in next, 2 SC in next, 2 HDC in next, DC in last 5, chain 1, turn
Row 4: SC in next 5, ch 1, turn
Row 5: SC decrease, SC, SC Decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 6: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (3 SC)
Row 7: SC in first, SC Decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 8: SC in first, chain 6, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in last 4 chains... Chain 6 again, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in last 4 chains, join to second stitch from row 8,
Continue to sC around whale body, fasten off when you get back around to tail.

Stich on a small smile with black yarn.
Make a french knot for the eye.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

V is for Viper: Crochet Viper Snake Applique

V is for Viper

The letter V was another tricky one. I suppose I could have done Vulture but I thought a Viper Snake would be a better fit! If you aren't familiar with Viper Snakes you can read about them HERE. My crochet version is much more friendly and less venomous :)

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in fern green, mustard yellow and scarlett red and a little black for the eyes.
- 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

Viper Snake Applique Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 3 SC, 4 DC , 3 SC in that order in ring. Pull tight, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 30
SC in 2nd ch from hook and in next 11 stitches, HDC in next 6, DC in next HDC in next 3, SC until end. Feel free to create your own combo of different widths or just SC down chain.

With yellow, slip stitch along bottom edge.

Tongue:
With red, join to tip of head, chain 5, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook and last chain. Fasten off.

Make french knots for eyes.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

U is for Unicorn: Crochet Unicorn Applique




U is for Unicorn

I know I said the penguin was my favorite but I think I changed my mind. This unicorn is my favorite! Such a magical creature with a colorful rainbow mane. Remember that I also have a free Unicorn Crochet Hat Pattern!


Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in the same colors as my unicorn hat.
- 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

Unicorn Applique Pattern:
Chain 10, DC in 3rd chain from hook, HDC, DC, TC in last 5, chain 4, TC in 3rd chain from hook and in last chain, join to bottom of last TC, chain 1, turn
SC around back of head and along bottom (about 9 SC), ch 1 turn
2 SC in first, sc in next 2, 2 SC in last, chain 1, turn
Row 2-5: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off leaving long tail

Horn: attach yellow yarn in front of where the join is on the top of the head. chain 4, slip stitch in first, SC in next, HDC in next, join to next stitch, fasten off weave in ends
Knot rainbow strands of yarn down head for mane.
Make a french knot for the eye.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

T is for Turtle: Crochet Turtle Applique



T is for Turtle

This tiny turtle makes a great appliqué for hats and other crochet items! It would go great with a ocean themed project and could be made in different colors or even multiple stripes for the shell. Sorry again for the short tutorial! Things are a little crazy around our house...more details on that coming soon :)

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in fern green and kelly green.
- 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

Turtle Applique Pattern:
With dark green yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, pull tight and join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (12 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next, join, chain 1 (18 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next (24 SC)
Change to light green yarn
Round 5: chain 6, TC in 4th chain from hook, TC in next, DC in last, join with a slip stitch to next stitch from round 4. Now working in back loops only...SC in next 3, chain 4, HDC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in last chain, join with SC to next stitch, SC in next 3, chain 4, HDC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in last chain, join with SC, SC in next 3, chain 4, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC in next, HDC in last, join with SC, SC in next 3, make foot, SC in next 3, make foot, SC in last stitches and join to head.

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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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