November 13, 2016

Pokeball Beanie (knit)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
age 5 - adult

MATERIALS
*Worsted Weight Yarn: White, Red & Black
*DPN's or Circular: 3.0mm & 3.5mm
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  This pattern can either be knitted when making the hat or duplicate stitched on afterward; the choice is yours. Here's a great video on how to duplicate stitch; Click Here.


Note: The grid lines on the pattern graph may look uneven on your monitor but will print out evenly.


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- Janet


 Pokeball and Pokemon are copyright by The Pokemon Company.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (November 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

November 3, 2016

Bowser Pillow in Tunisian Crochet Tutorial

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 14" length x 10" width but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Tunisian Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Blue, Black, White, Beige, Light Green, Dark Green, Yellow, Red, Gray, Charcoal, Aran, Gold
*Tapestry Needle
*Measuring Tape
*Fiberfill
*Pen to mark your squares as you go!
*Bowser 8-bit graph that you'll find below. If you want to use a different character, there are plenty to be found on the web by searching for 8-bit Mario characters or anything along those lines.
Click on image to enlarge.

A site and videos on how to Tunisian Crochet
-Tunisian Crochet Basics by Purl soho; it has various images to show you how to while your reading.
-If you're more of a visual person rather than reading then this video by thecrochetside might be great for you.
-To bind off your work watch this video by Bethintx1.
-For color changes watch this video by GegeCrochet.

Tips
-On the basics tutorial video, it says for the last stitch of the forward pass for you to put the hook through the last two end stitches. Cause if you don't and when it's time to sew up the sides is going to look holey.
-On the color changes, don’t pull the yarns too tight. Since this graph has a lot of color changes start a new yarn thread cause if you keep pulling them too tightly the pillow its gonna get smaller as you continue making it. (This happen to me with my first Tunisian project I ever made.)
-Measure! Measure! Measure! You don't want your pillow to look uneven.
-Remember to mark off each square/row as you go. Double check your work to make sure you haven't missed a square.
Now lets make the back side
-Instead of binding off your work when you reach the last row of the graph, continue making the back side to save on sewing time (which I dislike).
-Make another black row, make 68 rows blue with the first & last stitch in black and the last row all black.
-Remember on the last all black row to bind off.
Last Steps
-All that's left to do is to weave in all the ends (that's the part I hate the most but its gotta be done)......
-......and sew the sides. Leave one side un-sew and stuff it moderately firm. As you continue sewing the last side, stuff as needed.

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Bowser and Mario Bros. are copyright by Nintendo.
 This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (November 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

October 13, 2016

Luigi with Yoshi Beanie (knit)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
age 5 - adult

MATERIALS
*DPN's or Circular: 3.0mm & 3.5mm
*approx. 100yds of Main Color (worsted weight)
*Small amounts of the following (worsted weight): Green, White, Beige, Navy Blue, Black, Orange & Red
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES
  Luigi can easily be turned into Mario by simply changing the green to red.
  This pattern can either be knitted when making the hat or duplicate stitched on afterward; the choice is yours. Here's a great video on how to duplicate stitch; Click Here.


Note: The grid lines on the pattern graph may look uneven on your monitor but will print out evenly.


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- Janet


 Luigi and Yoshi are copyright by Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

October 2, 2016

Doggy Earflap Beanie (newborn - toddler)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Newborn - 3 months: 12" to 14"                    3 - 6 months: 14" to 17"
6 - 12 months: 16" to 19"                             Toddler (12 months - 3 years): 18" to 20"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.0mm & 5.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Light Gray, Turquoise, & White
*Tiny piece of Fabric (scrap): color of choice
*2 Black Buttons (diameter: 10mm)
*Felt: White & Black
*Stitch Markers
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

GAUGE...
At the end of round 6, laying flat = 5 inches in diameter. Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you sl st from the previous round.
 The chains in the beginning does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first hdc not on top of the chain 2.

>> Link to PDF file <<
This beanie will go great with my Doggy Baby Booties that come in 2 sizes
(newborn to 6 months & 6 months to 12 months).
You can purchase this pattern in any of my shops (ravelry, etsy or craftsy)
for a very low price of $2dlls.

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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 30, 2016

Butterfly Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

HOW TO DO A TREBLE STITCH...
Treble (tr) - Y/O hook twice. Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. *Y/O and pull through 2 loops*, repeat from * to * 2 more times.

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 28, 2016

Band-Aid Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 0.75"H x 1.5"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 27, 2016

Flowery Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 26, 2016

Jellyfish Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 25, 2016

Donut (doughnut) Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Try not to eat your paperclips.
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 1.0"H x 1.0"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 24, 2016

Sequin Bow Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 0.62"H x 1.75"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 23, 2016

Heart Envelope Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 1.12"H x 1.12"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 2.0mm
*Lace weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Paperclip (optional)
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 16, 2016

The Reggae Rasta Coin Purse

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
A small mother day's gift for my older sister.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 4"H x 4"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G)
*Worsted weight yarn: Olive Green, Gold, Red & Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Zipper 16cm length
*Fabric of choice
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds

GAUGE - don't forget to check it...
9sts and 4 rows in double crochet = 2"

HOW TO DO A FRONT POST STITCH...
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) - YO hook, insert hook under front post of st. YO hook, pull up a loop, three loops on hook. Y/O, pull through two loops on hook, twice.

PATTERN NOTES
  Always use stitch markers to mark you rounds.
  The ch3 in the beginning of each round ALWAYS counts as 1 dc


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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

May 9, 2016

Carrot Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 3"H x 1.25"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.25mm (D)
*Worsted weight yarn: Orange & Green
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Felt: Black
*Wite-out pencil (optional)
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Magnet (optional)

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark you rounds.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 17, 2016

The 'Adam' Baby Blanket

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Can't wait to curl up with my baby with this warm snuggly blanket.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
size: 29"  x  35.5" but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 6.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: colors of choice
*Warm Snuggie Fleece Fabric depending on your blanket size
*Tapestry Needle
*Pins

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each row indicate the total number of dc clusters.
  The chains in the beginning DO count as a stitch.
  You chain multiples of 4
  dc cluster - 3dc's into the same stitch


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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

March 27, 2016

Ice Cream Popsicles Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 2.5"H x 1.25"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.25mm
*Worsted weight yarn: color of choice
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: color of choice
*Felt: color of choice
*Wite-out pencil (optional)
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Magnet (optional)

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark you rounds.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
  The ch2 in the beginning don't count as a stitch.

Would you like to make the Ice Cream Cone?
Click HERE.

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (March 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

March 6, 2016

Milk Carton & Cookie Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
  These would be great for applying to any projects or as home decor for example kitchen towels, etc., making it into a keychain or turning them into fridge magnets .

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Cookie approx. size: 2.25"H x 2.25"W but can vary based on yarn and hook size
Milk Carton approx. size: 3.25"H x 2.25" but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Beige, Brown, and White
*Stitch markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: Black, White
*Felt: Black & Pink
*Wite-out pencil (optional)
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Magnet (optional)

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark you rounds.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
  The ch2 in the beginning don't count as a stitch.


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (March 2016). 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. Please do not resell or distribute it.

February 15, 2016

Monkey Graphgan in Tunisian Crochet Tutorial

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
I can't wait to welcome the newest member of the family with this adorable blanket.
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 27.5" x 36" but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Tunisian Crochet hook size: 6.0mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Ivory, Light Green, Green, Brown, Light Brown, Beige and Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Measuring Tape
*Warm Snuggie Fleece Fabric depending on your blanket size
*Pen to mark your squares as you go!
*Monkey In Tree Graph by chellacrochet and its available for purchase HERE on Etsy for only $4.00. When I saw it on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it for our newest member. (Can't wait to have you in my arms.) The instant download PDF file comes with the pixel graph you will need, cover sheet which includes yarn amounts, approximate finished size and a file containing basic tips.
CLICK HERE to purchase the Monkey in Tree Graph
  This is my 3rd tunisian crochet project and this time around it worked up pretty quickly. Thinking of making our baby another blanket, but just don't know of what.
  When working from these graphs you gotta keep in mind that one square equals one stitch, the amount of stitches you need on your hook needs to be one more than the amount of squares you need.
Ex: If the graph has 32 stitches you'll need to chain 33 stitches.

A site and videos on how to Tunisian Crochet
-Tunisian Crochet Basics by Purl soho; it has various images to show you how to while your reading.
-If your more of a visual person rather than reading then this video by thecrochetside might be great for you.
-To bind off your work watch this video by Bethintx1.
-For color changes watch this video by GegeCrochet.

Tips
-On the basics tutorial video, it says for the last stitch of the forward pass for you to put the hook through the last two end stitches. Cause if you don't and when it's time to make the border is going to look holey.
-On the color changes, don’t pull the yarns too tight. If you’re doing a graph with a lot of color changes start a new yarn thread cause if you keep pulling them too tightly the blanket its gonna get smaller as you continue making it. (This happen to me with my first Tunisian graph I ever made.)
-Measure! Measure! Measure! You don't want your blanket to look uneven.
-Remember to mark off each square/row as you go. Double check your work to make sure you haven't missed a square.
Now lets make the border
-When it's time to bind off your work, change to beige so you can start making the border and just continue single crocheting around the blanket 'til you reach the 1st single crochet.
-I made a simple border using 3 rows of single crochets (first beige, then light brown, then brown) and finishing with a picot edging in ivory. In each corner when making the single crochet rounds they need to have 2 single crochets.
-The picot edging consist of *3sc, ch3, sl st to first chain, 3sc* repeating from * to * all the way around. Try your best to land a picot stitch in each corner.
Last Steps
-All that's left to do is to weave in all the ends (that's the part I hate the most but its gotta be done)......
-......and sew a nice warm, snuggie fabric on the back. Now, its ready to keep your little one nice and warm.

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- Janet