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Puppy Love – Happy Valentines Day

For valentines this year, I’ve decided to make a cute crochet version of our pup, Honey for Mr. Wonderful. I got some inspiration from a knit group that post lots of links. Here’s the link for the Puppy Love Crochet pattern.

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Honey, our pup and Pepper, her twin.

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Crochet Gift Card Holder Pattern

These cute handmade gift card holders were inspired from onesheepishgirl. It’s a really cute idea if you’re giving someone a gift card, because gift cards are so impersonal. I think something hand-made with that card makes it more personal I think. I’ve added another version with a flap and button. Happy Crocheting!

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Gift Card Holder Pattern Row 1 – Chain 11, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across (10 sc).

Row 2 through 33 – Chain 1 and turn, sc across (10 sc)

Row 34 – sc on first 2 sts tog (dec), sc in next 6 sc, sc next 2 sts tog (dec) (8 sc)

Row 35 – dec st on first 2 sts, sc in next 4 sc, dec st on last 2 sts (6 sc)

Row 36 – dec st on first 2 sts, sc in next 2 sc, dec st on last 2 sts (4sc)

Row 37 – dec st on first 2 sts, dec st on last 2 sts (2 sc). Fasten off for just the flap version.

For the button version: Row 38 – Chain 8 and slip stitch on row 37 to create a loop for the button and add button to appropriate position.

Add some embroidery for embellishments. That’s for another tutorial.

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crochet hair pins

 

I’ve been making these little amiguri crochet pieces so that I could hot glue them to pins for my niece. They’re so adorable! I hope she likes them. Here’s how to make the butterfly. I forget where I got the other patterns. I googled them and looked at the images.

 

Links to Learn Crochet – Beginners Crochet

Here are some links that I’ve collected for those of you interested in learning to crochet. Pretty soon you’ll be crocheting like a pro!

http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com/

http://crochet.about.com/od/crochetstitches/tp/basic-stitches.htm

http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm

http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/tp/crochet-for-beginners.htm

Crochet Owl Beanie

I’ve been thinking long and hard for a cute gift I can make for my neice and newphews for christmas. So, I’ve been seeing a lot of beanies with animals on them. They’re so adorable! I figure why not try to crochet one, and found a few good free patterns online. This my first attempt at these crochet animal beanies. I adapted the free pattern here from crochetville.org.  

This is my first jotting down a pattern. It is also untested, so if you find any mistakes please let me know!

Materials
I hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Worsted Weight Yarn
Colors: Main Color (MC) Tan. A bit of yellow, orange, off white, and black.

Hat
In MC creat (Magic Loop) Chain 3.  slip stich on 2nd chain from hook.
Work 10 dc. Join. (10 st)
RND 2: Ch 1. 2 dc in each st around. Join. (20 st)
RND 3: Ch 1. *1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next, repeat around. Join. (30 st)
RND 4: Ch 1. *1 dc in the first 2 st, 2 dc in the next, repeat around. Join. (40 st)
RND 5: Ch 1. *1 dc in the first 3 st, 2 dc in the next, repeat around. Join. (50 st)
RND 6-11: Ch 1. dc around, Join. (50 st)
Finish off. Sew in tail.

Ear flaps
Join to a st on one side of hat, keeping the seem to the back. Repeat for the second earflap on opposite side.
Ch 1.
Hdc in the next 9 st. (9 st)
RND 1: Ch 1, turn. Hdc decrease in the first 2 st. Hdc in the next 5 st. Hdc decrease in the last 2 st. (7 st)
RND 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (7 st)
RND 3: Ch 1, turn. Hdc decrease in the first 2 st. Hdc in the next 3 st. Hdc decrease in the last 2 st. (5 st)
RND 4: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (5 st)
RND 5: Ch 1, turn. Hdc decrease in the first 2 st. Hdc in the next st. Hdc decrease in the last 2 st. (3 st)
RND 6: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across, finish off. Sew in tail. (3 st)

Border
Join MC in the back of hat, ch 1 and hdc around the entire hat. Join, fasten off and sew in tail.

Eyes
(3 parts)  Make 2 of everything.

Off White:
Magic Loop.
ROW 1: Work 6 hdc into loop. Join. (6 st)
ROW 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (12 st)
ROW 3: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the same st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (18 st)
ROW 4: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the first 2 st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (24 st)
ROW 5: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the first 3 st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (35 st)
Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

In yellow
Magic Loop.
ROW 1: Work 6 hdc into loop. Join. (6 st)
ROW 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (12 st)
ROW 3: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the same st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (18 st)
ROW 4: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the first 2 st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (24 st) Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

In black
Magic Loop.
ROW 1: Work 6 hdc into loop. Join. (6 st)
ROW 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (12 st)
Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the black circles towards the edge of the yellow circles, then sew them both to the off white circles towards the edge.

Beak
Row 1: Chain 9. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 dch in each stitch. Turn.(7 st)
Row 2: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (6 st)
Row 3: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (5 st)
Row 4: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (4st)
Row 5: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (3st)
Row 6: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (2st)
Row 7: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (1st)
Finish off. Sew in tail.

I pinched the tip of the beak and tied it with some yarn to give it that pointy tip.

Owl Ears
Row 1: Chain 9. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 dch in each stitch. Turn.(7 st)
Row 2: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (6 st)
Row 3: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (5 st)
Row 4: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (4st)
Row 5: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (3st)
Row 6: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (2st)
Row 7: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (1st)
Finish off. Leave a long tail to sew onto beanie.
Cut 2 pieces each of tan, off white, and black yarn. Pull through the loop of the yarn pieces through the chanin and then pulling the ends of the yarn through the loop.

Sew eyes, beak, and ears onto the front of the hat, use photo for placement.

Ties
Cut 3 pieces of 20″ of 3 different colors of yarn. Pull each color through and fold in half to make 6 pieces of yarn per color.

Fold ear flap in half to find the middle of flaps.
Attach yarn by pulling the loop of the yarn pieces through the chain and then pulling the ends of the yarn through the loop. Braid each set, keep length even. Tie off. Trim ends.

I would love to see your creations!! Send me a link! Happy Crocheting!

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