October 31, 2012

Mickey Mouse Earflap Beanie

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By JC Designs
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Teen - Adult (21" - 23" head circumference)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Black, Red & Yellow
*2 oval white buttons
*Stitch Markers

GAUGE
  At the end of round 8, laying flat = 7 inches in diameter. Don’t forget to check your gauge. :)

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds. :)


BEANIE starting with black
  Rnd 1: 8 hdc in magic ring, sl st into the first st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, 2 hdc in next hdc around, sl st on top of ch 2 (16)
  Rnd 3: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (24)
  Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (32)
  Rnd 5: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts,  *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (40)
  Rnd 6: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (48)
  Rnd 7: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (56)
  Rnd 8: ch 2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts*, repeat from * to * around, sl st on top of ch 2 (64)
  Rnd 9-14: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st on top of ch 2 (64) in last hdc change to red
  Rnd 15-20: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st on top of ch 2 (64)
Dont F/O. Continue making the first earflap.

1st Earflap
  Row 1: ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, ch 1, turn (12)
  Row 2-3: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (12)
  Row 4: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 8 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (10)
  Row 6: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 7: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (8)
  Row 8: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 9: dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sts, dec over the next 2 sc, ch 1, turn (4)
  Row 10: dec over the next 2 sc, twice (2)
F/O and weave in ends.

2nd Earflap
Count to the right 23 sts. Attach yarn, ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, ch 1, turn. Continue with rows 2-10 just like in the 1st earflap.
F/O and weave in ends.

CONTRAST EDGING with yellow
Join CC at any st along the edge with sl st. Sc around the entire edge including the earflaps.
F/O and weave in ends.

EARS with black, make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 7sc, 2sc in next sc around (27)
  Rnd 6-9: sc in each sc aroud (27)
  Rnd 10: sc in next 7sc, dec over next 2sc around (24)
  Rnd 11: sc in next 2sc, dec over next 2sc around (18)
  Rnd 12: sc in next sc, dec over next 2sc around (12)
 F/O and weave in ends.

BRAIDS
Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9  for each earflap) about 30 inches long. Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Braid the strands and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.

ASSEMBLY
  All that is left to do is adding the 2 oval buttons just like in the picture and sewing the ears on top of the beanie. Theirs no need in stuffing the ears just flatten them out.

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (October 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.

October 17, 2012

Thomas beanie and amigurumi

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  Finish one of the Christmas presents for my nephew. I just know that he's going to love them. :)
  The Thomas beanie is a free pattern courtesy of Kristine Mullen; link to pattern. I had this beanie pattern save for awhile now waiting for someone to make it for. I wanted to make it for son but...
Son: "I don't like Thomas anymore that's for babies."
Me: "Then why do you still play with your Thomas trains and with the Thomas houses?"
Son: ..speechless..
Me: ..laughs..
  Now my youngest nephew whose a year old loves Thomas. I'm glad I save the pattern. :) I did add googly eyes instead of crocheting them. I love the way it turn out. Every little boy should own this beanie. It's absolutely adorable. :)
  Thomas amigurumi, ins't it adorable? :) A year ago I seen this amazingly well detail Thomas that was knitted but unfortunately it was publish on a pamphlet that contain 4 different patterns. I search for the pamphlet on eBay and I did find it but the asking price was ridiculously high. A few days ago, I decide to search on google and found a free crochet pattern but I wasn't too convince in making him that I decide to continue my search on etsy and found a cute pattern. I immediately purchased it. When I receive it I went over the pattern and notice that theirs sooo many pieces to make and keep track of. I was like "omg...Janet this is a lot of work". As I finish a piece I will pinned them in the place they where suppose to go so I wouldn't forget where it needed to go.
  Overall the pattern is amazingly well written. The last few pages it contains many illustrations on how to work the stitches required to know to make this plushie. :) This Thomas amigurumi is a pay pattern from getfun on etsy.

  If you haven't decide what to give to your grandkids/kids/nephews/niece you should consider this cute little set. :)

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

October 8, 2012

My pattern has been feature in AllFreeCrochet

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  Today I got an email saying that my Owl Booties where feature in AllFreeCrochet.com. YAY!!! I never been feature in anything. So loving this moment. 。◕‿◕。
So come grab a drink! A glass of Champagne maybe?
Or perhaps you'd prefer a cup of tea? 
And let's all celebrate together!!! 

- Janet