May 23, 2018

Sunshine Cable Socks

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Women's Medium
These socks fit someone with...
Women's US Shoe Size: 6 - 8.5 and Foot Length of 8.75" - 9.75".

MATERIALS
*DPN's or Circular Needles: 3.25mm (US3)
*Sport Weight Yarn: color of choice (246yds)
*Cable Needle
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle

GAUGE
11stitches x 14rows = 4cm (1.57")
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
  Socks are worked from the toe up.
  Instructions are given using a circular needle for the magic loop method.
  If you’re making your socks using the magic loop method, be sure to pull tight each time when knitting the 1st stitch on each one of the needles (front and back) to prevent a hole.
STARTING the TOE
Using the turkish cast on and with the 3.25mm needles, CO 24 sts over 2 needles (12sts on ea needle)
(with another skein of yarn, cast on an additional 24sts if you're going to be making 2 at a time)
  Rnd 1: k all sts on front and back needles (12sts on ea needle = 24sts)
  Rnd 2: *k1, m1l, k to last st, m1l, k1* repeat from * to * for the back needle (14sts on ea needle = 28sts)
  Rnd 3: k all sts on front and back needles (14sts on ea needle = 28sts)
Repeat rounds 2-3 until you have 28 sts on each needle = 56sts total

STARTING the FOOT
NOTE: The cables are worked over 6 stitches only on the front needles.
  Rnd 18: k1, *p2, k4* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p2, k1, k28 from back needle (28sts on ea needle = 56sts)
  Rnd 19: repeat rnd 18
  Rnd 20: k, *p2, place 2sts on cn & hold to front, k2, k2 from cn* repeat from * to * 2 more times, p2, k1, k28 from back needle
  Rnd 21-24: repeat rnd 18
Repeat round 20-24 til you reach round 66.
At this point, your sock should reach where you’re foot meets your leg.

STARTING the HEEL (fleegle heel)
NOTE: for the front needle we will continue working the same pattern that we have been doing while for the back needle we will start increasing to form a “V”. As you start doing the heel, you will start seeing a pattern and it will become easy.
  Rnd 67: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 30back = 58sts)
  Rnd 68: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k30 (58sts)
  Rnd 69: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 32back = 60sts)
  Rnd 70: repeat rnd 20 for front needle, back needle-> k32 (60sts)
  Rnd 71: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 34back = 62sts)
  Rnd 72: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k34 (62sts)
  Rnd 73: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 36back = 64sts)
  Rnd 74: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k36 (64sts)
  Rnd 75: repeat rnd 20 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 38back = 66sts)
  Rnd 76: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k38 (66sts)
  Rnd 77: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 40back = 68sts)
  Rnd 78: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k40 (68sts)
  Rnd 79: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 42back = 70sts)
  Rnd 80: repeat rnd 20 for front needle, back needle-> k42 (70sts)
  Rnd 81: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 44back = 72 sts)
  Rnd 82: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k44 (72sts)
  Rnd 83: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 46back = 74sts)
  Rnd 84: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k46 (74sts)
  Rnd 85: repeat rnd 20 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 48back = 76sts)
  Rnd 86: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k48 (76sts)
  Rnd 87: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k1, m1r, k to last st, m1l, k1 (28front + 50back = 78sts)
  Rnd 88: repeat rnd 18 for front needle, back needle-> k50 (78sts)
For the following round, we will only be working on the front needle as follows…
  Rnd 89: repeat rnd 18 and leave the back needles unworked.

STARTING the HEEL TURN
NOTE: we would only be working on the back needle in rows to start decreasing and shaping the heel.
Place a marker at the center of the heel (back needle).
You should have 25sts on each side (50sts total)
knit 2sts pass the marker, ssk, k1, turn your work, pull yarn tight,
slip 1st st, purl 2sts pass the marker, p2tog, p1, turn,
*slip 1st st, knit to the gap, ssk the st before & after the gap together, k1, turn,
slip 1st st, purl to the gap, p2tog the st before & after the gap together, p1, turn*
repeat from * to * until you have no stitches left to decrease
You should have ended with the wrong/purl side and with 28sts (original amount before increasing). Turn your work and knit across.
Repeat above process on 2nd sock.

STARTING the LEG
  Rnd 90: repeat rnd 20 on front and back needles (56sts)
  Rnd 91-94: repeat rnd 18 on front and back needles (56sts)
Keep repeating round 90-94 ‘til you reach round 131 or desired length.

STARTING the CUFF

  Rnd: 132-136: k1, p1 on front and back needles (56sts)
Bind off by using Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off.
Secure and weave in the ends.
 

GLOSSARY:
co: cast on || k: knit || p: purl || ssk: slip slip knit || p2tog: purl 2 stitches together || st/s: stitch/es
m1l: make 1 left || m1r: make 1 right || rnd: round || ea: each || cn: cable needle



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2018). 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 14, 2018

Round Plush Eeyore

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, Eeyore is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.75"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Medium Gray (35yds), Light Gray (7yds), Fuchsia (5yds) & Black (3yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUE
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique that we'll be doing for the ears and snout.
HEAD/BODY starting with medium gray
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around, in last st change to light gray (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with medium gray; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
ARMS with medium gray; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

OUTER EARS with medium gray; make 2
  Rnd 1: ch8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 6dc in next st, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2sc in last st (19)
  Rnd 2: sc in next 6 sts, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, sl st into 1st st (21)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

INNER EARS with fuchsia; make 2
  Rnd 1: ch8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 6dc in next st, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2sc in last st (19)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

SNOUT with light gray
  Rnd 1: ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 sts, 4sc in next st, other side of the foundation chains sc in next 4 sts, 3sc in last st (16)
  Rnd 2: sc in next 7 sts, 3sc in next st around (20)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TAIL with medium gray
  Row 1: ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (5)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

BOW with fuchsia
  Row 1: ch5, dc in 3rd ch from hook and across (3)
F/O, secure and weave in ends. With a strand of fuchsia yarn, tie it in the middle of the bow and keep wrapping it in the center. Then weave in that strand of yarn in the back.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. 0.50" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     INNER & OUTER EARS...place the wrong side of the inner ear to the wrong side of the outer ear. Sew both pieces together by matching up the stitches like in the picture below. Since the inner ear is one round smaller this will help the outer ear roll in a bit. Repeat the same process to the other ear pieces.
     Place the ears on round 6 of the head/body. You'll only be sewing them to round 6 - 7 and leaving the rest unsew.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuff them. Align them with the feet and place them on round 11 and 12. The ears will be overlapping them by a tiny bit.
     SNOUT...place it in the center of the front of the head/body between round 10 and 13.
     ADDING HAIR to the TAIL...with black yarn cut 2 strands (4" length each). Fold a strand in half and pass it through one end of the tail and pull through a loop, pull tight. Repeat with the remaining strand. Now that we have added all the strands of hair to the tail, using a comb or wire brush and start combing every strand of hair. This would make it look like fur. Finally, trim to the desired length.
     BOW to TAIL...place the bow between the tail and hair we added. Sew in place.
     TAIL to BODY...place it in round 14 over on the back of the body, try to find the middle. Using black felt make a tiny circle (this will be the nail that keeps the tail in place) and glue it on the tail like in the picture below. Using black felt make a tiny circle and place it on the back of the tail, this will be the nail the holds it in place.
    HAIR on top of his HEAD...first find the center of the head. With black yarn, you'll want to cut 4" strands; approx. 8 strands. We'll be placing the strands evenly between round 2 through 6. Fold a strand in half and pass it through and pull through a loop, pull tight. Repeat with the remaining strands. Now that we have added all the strands of hair to the head, using a comb or wire brush and start combing every strand of hair. This would make it look like fur. Trim to the desired length. Finally, style it to your liking.
     LINE down the FACE...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider a line from the tip of the hair and all the way down to the end of the snout (1st image). You're going to be making 3 small lines across the long line down the face (2nd image).
     EYES...using black felt make 2 circles. Place the black circles on round 9; approx. 0.75" apart.
     EYEBROWS...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider them just right above the eyes on round 6 to 7. You can make these however you like, but I simply made a slanted line.
     NOSTRILS...using black thread or embroidery floss, embroider slanted lines on the snout.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off 



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Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh are copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2018). 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 12, 2018

Round Plush Tigger

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, Tigger is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Orange (41yds), Cream (7yds) & Black (1yd)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black, Cream, & Pink
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Pipe Cleaner

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.
HEAD/BODY with orange
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with orange; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
ARMS with orange; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with orange; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (7)
  Rnd 3: *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sc in last st (9)
  Rnd 4: sc in each st around (9)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

SNOUT with cream
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, sc in next st (10)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 3hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts (14)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 3sc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts (18)
  Rnd 5: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TOP of the SNOUT with orange
  Row 1: ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, ch1, turn (3)
  Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next st, ch1, turn (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

THING behind the EYES with cream
  Row 1: ch8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st, ch1, turn (11)
  Row 4: sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 2 sts
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOTE: as you're crocheting the tail insert a pipe cleaner, this will make the tail bendable.
TAIL starting with black
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around, in last st change to orange (4)
  Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around, in the last st of rnd 5 change to black (4)
  Rnd 6: sc in each st around, in last st change to orange (4)
  Rnd 7-9: sc in each st around, in the last st of rnd 9 change to black (4)
  Rnd 10: sc in each st around, in last st change to orange (4)
  Rnd 11-13: sc in each st around (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     EARS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them between round 5 and 8.
     TUMMY SPOT...with a cream felt make a circle with a diameter of 2.75". Place it between round 12 and 18.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. 1/2" apart. They'll be overlapping the tummy spot by a little bit on the sides. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     SNOUT...stuff lightly. Place it between round 11 and 14 with the hdc's facing up.
     THING behind the EYES...place it between round 7 and 10 just right about the snout.
     TOP of the SNOUT...place it on the top center of the snout.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuff them. Align them with the feet and ears. Place them on round 11 and 12.
     TAIL...place it in round 16 over on the back of the body, try to find the middle. Once it has been sewn in place, bent it in the position you like best.
     EAR SPOTS...using cream felt, make 2 half oval shapes. Glue them in place on top of the crochet ears.
     NOSE...using pink felt make a small rounded triangle and place it on the top of the snout; halfway between the orange and cream part of the snout.
     EYEBROWS...using black felt make 2 stripes and place them on the very top of the eye thing.
     EYES...using black felt make 2 circles. Place the black circles onto the eye thing above the snout on round 2; approx. 0.50 apart.
     STRIPES around the BODY...using black thread or embroidery floss; add stripes to the arms, back of the body and on each side of the snout for whiskers.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Tigger and Winnie the Pooh are copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2018). 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.