Monday, December 16, 2013

Bear with me (sneak peek of things to come soon)..

It's been a long time since I've been on here, I apologize for that. I have had quite a few personal things going on, but I have been working on my crochet and have about 20 new things that I need to get posted. I'm aiming to get ALL of these things up by the end of February, so please bear with me while I get organized and get all these things typed out for you! I am excited about these new things. And, to give you an idea of what is to come, I've put together this sneak peek.....

Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Belted" Beanies: Leprechaun, Santa, & Pilgrim

It's getting to be that time of year again with so many holidays back-to-back, so I decided to start making some holiday designs. The first of many, hopefully!

The first I came up with was this belted beanie design because it can be for several holidays: Leprechaun (for St. Patrick's Day), Santa (for Christmas), & Pilgrim (for Thanksgiving).







Beanies

(I always turn my beanies inside out after completing, to use that side as the “right side”, because I feel it always comes out looking better on that side)

***Note on my beanie patterns: I've realized that I had learned the DC stitch wrong, so my beanie pattern was done to the scale of my wrong stitch instead (which is really a long-DC stitch). So, you might want to do long-DC stitches, OR add a row or two to the bottom of the beanie.***

(Every pattern that I currently have available to download is in Word format and is downloadable on my Scribd. If I do not have a pattern there, then I do not have a downloadable version of it. Please do not e-mail me with requests of patterns, as I most likely will not even check my e-mail. I apologize for this but I have a full-time job now and no longer keep up with the pattern requests. Thanks, and here is the link to my Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/ashley_holden_14)


Use a size H hook and size 4 worsted yarn in Red & Black for Santa, Brown & Black for Pilgrim, OR Green & Black for Leprechaun. I used I Love This Yarn's Red, Jelly Bean, & Black. And, RedHearts's Cafe Latte (this was the only color that I could find that looked right, but if you are making for a baby you might try to find something in a different brand since RedHeart is a little scratchy). 

Start with your main color and do rows in Black where indicated.

Size: 0-3 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-6: 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Rounds 7-8 (in Black): DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Rounds 9-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)

Size: 3-6 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Rounds 7-9 (in Black): DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Rounds 10-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)

Size: 6-9 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Rounds 8-10 (in Black): DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Rounds 11-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)

Size: 9-12 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Rounds 9-11 (in Black): DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Rounds 12-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)

Size: Toddler (appx. ages 12 month – 3 years)
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8 (in Black): (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-10 (in Black): 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Rounds 11-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)

Size: Preschooler (appx. ages 3-7)
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Rounds 9-11 (in Black): 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Rounds 12-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)

Size: Child (appx. ages 8-12)
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9 (in Black): (DC in first 14, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-11 (in Black): 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Rounds 12-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)

Size: Teen/Adult (appx. ages 13 & Up)
Chain 6, join to form ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9 (in Black): (DC in first 14, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10 (in Black): (DC in first 15, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11 (in Black): 
DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Rounds 12-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)Finish off. (Start on Earflap 1, if doing Earflaps/Ties. If doing a border in a contrasting color, start at Edging/Border section here. OR, if you want it one solid color, just weave in ends)



Earflaps
(be sure to pick the right one for your size beanie)


Earflaps for 0-3 Months - Preschooler

Starting at where you finished off your beanie, skip the right amount of stitches for your size beanie and start Earflap 1 in next stitch. Skip 6 stitches for 0-3 Months size, skip 7 for 3-6 Months size, skip 8 for 6-9 Months size, skip 9 for 9-12 Months size, & skip 10 for Toddler/Preschooler sizes.

Earflap 1:
Row 1: Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (8 ST)
Row 3: SC across, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (6 ST)
Row 5: SC across, chain 1, turn ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (4 ST)
Row 7: SC across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, 
(If you are doing braided ties: at this point chain 4, turn, and sl st to last stitch. Finish off here & start Earflap 2) chain 1, turn (2 ST)
Row 9: SC decrease (1 ST)
Finish off. Start on Earflap 2.
Starting at other side of Earflap 1 (where you put your last stitch from Row 1), skip the right amount of stitches and start Earflap 2 in next stitch. Skip 12 stitches for 0-3 Months size, skip 14 for 3-6 Months size, skip 16 for 6-9 Months size, skip 18 for 9-12 Months size, & skip 20 for Toddler/Preschooler sizes.

Earflap 2:
Row 1: Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (8 ST)
Row 3: SC across, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (6 ST)
Row 5: SC across, chain 1, turn ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (4 ST)
Row 7: SC across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, 
(If you are doing braided ties: at this point chain 4, turn, and sl st to last stitch. Finish off here) chain 1, turn (2 ST)
Row 9: SC decrease (1 ST)
Do NOT Finish off, start your Edging/Border here using the same yarn first


Earflaps for Child - Adult

Starting at where you finished off your beanie, skip the right amount of stitches for your beanie size and start Earflap 1 in next stitch. Skip 10 stitches for Child size, & skip 11 for Teen/Adult size.

Earflap 1:
Row 1: Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn (12 SC)
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (10 ST)
Row 3: SC across, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (8 ST)
Row 5: SC across, chain 1, turn ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (6 ST)
Row 7: SC across, chain 1, turn ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (4 ST)
Row 9: SC across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, (If you are doing braided ties: at this point chain 4, turn, and sl st to last stitch. Finish off here & start Earflap 2) chain 1, turn (2 ST)
Row 11: SC decrease (1 ST)
Finish off. Start on Earflap 2.
Starting at other side of Earflap 1 (where you put your last stitch from Row 1), skip the right amount of stitches and start Earflap 2 in next stitch. Skip 20 stitches for Child size, & skip for 22 Teen/Adult size.

Earflap 2:
Row 1: Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn (12 SC)
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (10 ST)
Row 3: SC across, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (8 ST)
Row 5: SC across, chain 1, turn ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (6 ST)
Row 7: SC across, chain 1, turn ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn (4 ST)
Row 9: SC across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, 
(If you are doing braided ties: at this point chain 4, turn, and sl st to last stitch. Finish off here.) chain 1, turn (2 ST)
Row 11: SC decrease (1 ST)
Do NOT Finish off, start your Edging/Border here using the same yarn first


Edging/Border

·         It's best when you have added earflaps to do a border in that same color of the earflaps first, and then another border in the contrasting color. This will give you a better looking edge, taking care of any weird gaps caused by different size stitches. So, chain 1 (after last stitch from earflap) & then SC around entire beanie in that same color, join to first SC. Then change to the contrasting color (Ishowed below how I do that) & SC around entire beanie again (make sure that if you are doing Regular Ties, that you do them at the points of the earflaps starting immediately after changing colors for second border)
·         Changing colors: End your last row by starting an SC into last stitch, but do not pull through loops on hook. So with the color your ending: yarn over, insert hook into last stitch, pull up a loop. Then get your second color: yarn over, pull through both loops on hook, slip stitch to first SC of round. Color change complete! Now, Chain 1 with this new color and continue with your border.

***I TURN MY BEANIES INSIDE OUT AT THIS POINT, OR WHEN I'M DONE BECAUSE I FEEL THE "INSIDE" WHILE YOU'RE WORKING ACTUALLY TURNS OUT LOOKING THE BEST.***


Ties

Braided Ties
·         Cut yarn out of desired colors (1-3 colors) in 36" strands (9 total). Fold in half and grab at the loop that forms at the halfway point. Pull that loop through the ch-4 space from last row on Earflap. Open loop up and pull through the strands left (this makes a sort of knot to keep the braid on there and will double your strands, leaving you with 18).
·         Divide yarn into three groups, keeping in mind how the colors will come out looking, and braid until desired length. Tie another knot to finish off and cut ends so that only about an inch to an inch and a half hang down. **I usually make the braids about 5 1/2 inches long (from knot to knot) for 0-9 months and almost 9 inches long (from knot to knot) for the bigger sizes**







Regular Ties
·         Starting at the end of each earflap, chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), SC in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain.
·         After doing both ties, attach Tassels or Pom-Poms.

Tassels
·         Cut a piece of cardboard 3" square (or use the width of your palm). Wind a strand of yarn around the cardboard approximately 30 times (or however thick you want it) and cut it. 
·         Cut a small length of yarn and insert it under all of the strands at the top of the cardboard; pull up tightly and tie securely. Leave the yarn ends long enough to attach the tassel to the beanie. Cut the yarn at the opposite end of the cardboard and then put the cardboard aside. Cut small length of yarn and, 1 inch below the top, wrap it tightly around the tassel twice; tie securely. Trim the ends and attach to beanie.

Pom-Poms
·         Cut a piece of cardboard 3" square (or use the width of your palm). Wind a strand of yarn around the cardboard approximately 30 times (or however thick you want it) and cut it. Carefully slide off of your hand or the cardboard, being careful to make sure it keeps the same shape. 
·         Cut about 15" length of yarn and place behind at the middle; wrap around and tie securely, making sure it stays at the middle. Leave the yarn ends long enough to attach the pom-pom to the beanie. Cut the yarn at the opposite both ends of the pom-pom to make the edges. Trim the ends, fluff it up, and attach to the beanie.

 





Belt Buckle

Use a size H hook and size 4 worsted yarn in Gold (I used Vanna's Choice's Mustard).

Small/Thin Buckle
For smaller sizes (Newborn- 9 Months) The buckle can be done two ways on smaller beanies.... either chain the length needed and stitch it down onto the beanie OR the method I used was forming the buckle straight on the beanie using the stitching method seen in this video (this might work for bigger beanies too, it just won't be very thick lines).



For larger sizes (bigger than the 6-9 Months size), I made this applique pattern:

Large/Thick Buckle
Chain 30, join with slip st, chain 1
Row 1: SC in first 7, 3 SC in next, SC in next 6, 3 SC in next,  SC in first 7, 3 SC in next, SC in next 6
Finish off with long tail for sewing onto beanie. Make sure when sewing it on, you form it to look square like it should look.







******Credit is given where due, I don't claim any patterns to be mine that are not. If you use this pattern please link back to Butterfly’s Creations, please do not claim patterns as your own that are not yours. I also ask that you do not repost my pattern, it takes quite a bit of time to count everything out and type these up so please give credit where it's due. *****

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Crocheting for Charity

I just wanted to share with you a GREAT charity to donate your crocheted hats too! Halos of Hopes! For those of you that crochet, you should check them out. They donate hats to cancer centers and hospitals for cancer patients. You can crochet, knit, or sew a hat in ANY size & ANY pattern and they will send them out to those various places. Something I plan on doing between my orders, while I have nothing else to make!



Visit their website to find out more here: http://www.halosofhope.org/
Or their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halosofhope?ref=nf
Even, their Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/halos-of-hope

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Beanies

After making a few Seuss-inspired things for my son's teacher, I decided I needed to make some Seuss-ish beanies. So, I made these two Thing 1 & Thing 2 beanies....







(Every pattern that I currently have available to download is in Word format and is downloadable on my Scribd. If I do not have a pattern there, then I do not have a downloadable version of it. Please do not e-mail me with requests of patterns, as I most likely will not even check my e-mail. I apologize for this but I have a full-time job now and no longer keep up with the pattern requests. Thanks, and here is the link to my Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/ashley_holden_14)


Beanie

The beanie was made with my General Beanie Pattern, using a size H hook. I used I Love This Yarn in Red for the main color with Caron's Simply Soft in Blue Mint as a border. (Adding the Circle Applique shown below).



Circle Applique (my original pattern)
Use a size H hook and size 4 worsted yarn in white & Black (I used I Love This Yarn's White& Black). Start off with white

Chain 2
Round 1: 6 SC in the second chain from the hook, join to form a circle, chain 1 (6 SC)
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join, chain 1 (12 SC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 5: (DC in first 3, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 6: (DC in first 4, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 7: (DC in first 5, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 8: (DC in first 6, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 9: (SC in first 7, skip next) repeat around, join
Round 10 (in Black): Chain 1, SC in each around, join
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.
Finishing: Stitch, by hand, the letters and numbers onto circle. Then, sew onto beanie.




******Credit is given where due, I don't claim any patterns to be mine that are not. If you use this pattern please link back to Butterfly’s Creations, please do not claim patterns as your own that are not yours. I also ask that you do not repost my pattern, it takes quite a bit of time to count everything out and type these up so please give credit where it's due. *****

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Masked Beanies: Batman (Version 2) & Captain America

More superhero patterns! These are BEANIES & MASKS all in one! So, because of this, they do look a little too long in the pictures....but they look good when put on! These are a continuance of the birthday presents for my son. He loves to dress up & "play superhero", so I'm making quite a few dress up superhero items for him to play in.


Here are the ones made for him....

As I'm doing so, I'm also making superhero baby sets to sell....
 (Look at my post Diaper Cover Patterns for more about my diaper covers)



I started off with my General Beanie Pattern, but added the row for the eyeholes after that.

Masked Beanie 
(found original pattern here, added patterns for every size)

(I always turn my beanies inside out after completing, to use that side as the “right side”, because I feel it always comes out looking better on that side)

***Note on my beanie patterns: I've realized that I had learned the DC stitch wrong, so my beanie pattern was done to the scale of my wrong stitch instead (which is really a long-DC stitch). So, you might want to do long-DC stitches, OR add a row or two to the bottom of the beanie (in this case: before the row with the Chain stitches that make the eyeholes). Also, my "Chain 2" NEVER counts as a DC in any of my patterns.***

(Every pattern that I currently have available to download is in Word format and is downloadable on my Scribd. If I do not have a pattern there, then I do not have a downloadable version of it. Please do not e-mail me with requests of patterns, as I most likely will not even check my e-mail. I apologize for this but I have a full-time job now and no longer keep up with the pattern requests. Thanks, and here is the link to my Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/ashley_holden_14)


Stitch Abbreviations:
CH= Chain
SC= Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet
SL ST= Slip Stitch
ST= Stitch(es)

You will need size 4 Worsted weight yarn in Black for Batman OR Blue for Captain America (I used I Love This Yarn in Black & Royal Blue). I usually use the size H hook on everything, but I also work my stitches pretty tightly. (Just remember that changes hook changes the size of your work)

(I have Word Document versions of all posted patterns, if you would like one please e-mail me at butterflyscreations@yahoo.com)

Size: 0-3 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2

Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 11: 16 DC, Chain 7, skip next 5 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 6th, DC in next, Chain 7, skip next 5 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 6th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (34 DC)
Round 12: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (48 DC)
Round 13: SC in each around, join (48 SC)
Finish off

Size: 3-6 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2

Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 12: 18 DC, Chain 7, skip next 5 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 6th, DC in next, Chain 7, skip next 5 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 6th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (38 DC)
Round 13: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (52 DC)
Round 14: SC in each around, join (52 SC)
Finish off


Size: 6-9 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2 (11 DC)

Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 13: 19 DC, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in next, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (40 DC)
Round 14: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (56 DC)
Round 15: SC in each around, join (56 SC)
Finish off


Size: 9-12 Months
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2

Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)

Round 14: 21 DC, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in next, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 15: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (60 DC)
Round 16: SC in each around, join (60 SC)
Finish off

Size: Toddler (appx. ages 12 month – 3 years)
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)

Round 13: 23 DC, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in next, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 14: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (64 DC)
Round 15: SC in each around, join (64 SC)
Finish off


Size: Preschooler (appx. ages 3-7)
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2

Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)

Round 15: 23 DC, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in next, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 16: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (64 DC)
Round 17: SC in each around, join (64 SC)
Finish off

Size: Child (appx. ages 8-12)
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2

Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: (DC in first 14, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)

Round 15: 25 DC, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in next, Chain 8, skip next 6 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 7th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 16: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (66 DC)
Round 17: SC in each around, join (66 SC)
Finish off


Size: Teen/Adult (appx. ages 13 & Up)
Chain 6, join to form ring, chain 2
Round 1: 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (11 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 10, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: (DC in first 11, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: (DC in first 12, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: (DC in first 13, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: (DC in first 14, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: (DC in first 15, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 15: 25 DC, Chain 10, skip next 8 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 9th, DC in next, Chain 10, skip next 8 stitches on the previous round and DC into the 9th, DC in each remaining around, join, Chain 2 (50 DC)
Round 16: DC in each around including each of the chain stitches, join, Chain 1 (72 DC)
Round 17: SC in each around, join (72 SC)
Finish off
 





Bat Ears (my original design)
I used a size H hook and size 4 worsted yarn in black. Add/remove rows or use a different hook size for bigger/smaller ears. Make sure you make two.

Chain 3
Round 1: 4 DC in third chain from hook, join, chain 2 (4 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (8 DC)
Round 3: (DC in first, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (12 DC)
Round 4: (DC in first 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 DC)
Round 5: (DC in first 3, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join (20 DC)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.





Block Letter A Applique (found original pattern here)
I used a size G hook for my Preschool size beanie (use a size F hook for sizes smaller than 9 months) and size 4 worsted yarn in white .

Chain 16
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each across, Chain 1, turn (15 SC)
Rows 2-3: SC in each across, Chain 1, turn (15 SC)
Rows 4-5: SC in first 3, Chain 1, turn (3 SC)
Row 6: SC in each across (3 SC)
Row 7: Chain 7, skip 4 stitches in Row 2 after the 3 SC from Row 3 and join with slip st., SC in next, Chain 1, turn (1 SC)
Row 8: SC in next 3 chains (3 SC)
Row 9: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, slip st to next stitch on Row 2, SC in next, Chain 1, turn (5 SC)
Row 10: SC in each SC across, Chain 6, turn (5 SC)
Row 11: SC in second chain from hook and in next 4 chains, SC in the sides of next 3 rows that form the crossbar of the letter A, SC in next 4 chains, SC in side of the top 3 rows of the letter A, Chain 1, turn (15 SC)
Row 12: SC in each across, Chain 1, turn (15 SC)
Row 13: SC in each across (15 SC)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.




Small Letter A (found this pattern here)
I used a size K hook for my 3-6 month size beanie and size 4 worsted yarn in white. Again, play with hook sizes to make bigger/smaller.


Chain 9
Row 1: Slip st in second chain from hook, slip st in each of the next 2 chains
Row 2: Chain 8
Row 3: Slip st in second chain from hook, slip st in each of the next 2 chains, chain 6
Row 4: Slip st in second chain from hook, slip st in each of the next 4 chains
Row 5: Slip st in each of the next 4 chains from Row 2, slip st in each of the next 5 chains from foundation chains, release hook from last stitch, turn work so you have the wrong side facing, insert hook in last stitch, join with slip st to first stitch of foundation chains.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.





Captain America Wing Applique (found original pattern here)
I used size H hook for my 3-6 month size beanie (My suggestion is to use H hook for 0-12 months, I hook for Toddler-Preschool, & J hook for Child-Adult.) and size 4 worsted yarn in white. Make sure you make two. I edited the original pattern a bit, into this....

Chain 13
Row 1: HDC in third chain from hook and in next 10 across, Chain 2, turn (11 HDC)
Row 2: HDC in first and in next 9, turn (10 HDC)
Row 3: Slip st in first, (slip st, HDC) all in next, 8 HDC, Chain 2, turn (9 HDC)
Row 4: HDC in first 5, turn (5 HDC)
Row 5: Slip st in first, (slip st, HDC) all in next, 3 HDC (4 HDC)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.




Captain America Shield Applique (my original design)
I used a size H hook and size 4 worsted yarn in Red, White, & Blue.

(Start with Blue): Chain 6, join to form a circle, chain 2
Round 1 (in Blue): 2 HDC in each around, join, chain 2 (12 HDC)
Round 2 (in Blue): 2 HDC in each around, join (24 HDC)
Round 3 (in Red): Chain 2, (HDC in first, 2 HDC in next) repeat around,  join (36 HDC)
Round 4 (in White): Chain 2, (HDC in first 2, 2 HDC in next) repeat around,  join (48 HDC)
Round 5 (in Red): Chain 2, (HDC in first 3, 2 HDC in next) repeat around, join (60 HDC)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto diaper cover.



Tiny Star Applique (found original pattern here)
I used size D hook and size 4 worsted yarn in White.

Chain 2
Round 1: 5 SC in second chain from hook; join with slip st to form circle (5 SC)
Round 2: (Chain 3, slip st in second chain from hook, SC in next chain, slip st in next SC one the previous round) repeat around, making 5 points
Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing onto shield.









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Superhero Photography Props

I recently came across an Etsy shop with adorable patterns for newborn photography props, and HAD to buy the superhero bundle that she had for sale (you can buy it too here). It has 6 different photography sets. And, so far, I've made these props...



From the Iron Man pattern, I also created one of my baby sets & a beanie for my son's birthday. I used her mask pattern for the inspiration, but didn't like the double strands look (her patterns are all done double stranded) so I made it into a single stranded version. And, I used her pattern for the power source to put on the bottom. I won't post my edited version, though, because I paid for the original. The beanie was made with my General Beanie Pattern, and you can read about my Diaper Covers.


These photography sets turn out super cute and only take about an hour per piece, so it's very worth it in my opinion. If you do buy them, make sure you are EXTREMELY loose with your crocheting. That's something I had issues with at first and my finished products were turning out tiny, my crocheting is usually very tight.

The ones I bought were in a bundle here, but included these 6 individual patterns (Batman & Robin come together):







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Cat in the Hat Themed Scarf

Another of the Cat in the Hat themed gifts for my son's teacher, a scarf....

(find my original post about these gifts here)




Scarf
(originally found here, but edited it to make more sense)
Use a size I hook and size 4 worsted yarn in Red & White

Chain 20
Row 1 (in White): SC in third chain from hook, (chain 1, skip 1, SC in next) repeat across row, chain 2 (counts as ch-space here and throughout), turn, (10 SC)
Row 2 (in White):  (SC in next ch-space, chain 1) repeat across row, SC in last ch-space (10 SC)
(Carry over you yarn when doing color changes, don't worry about cutting off and weaving in every time.)
Row 3 (in Red): Chain 2, turn, (SC in next ch-space, chain 1) repeat across row, SC in last ch-space (10 SC)
Row 4 (in Red): Chain 2, turn, (SC in next ch-space, chain 1) repeat across row, SC in last ch-space (10 SC)
Row 5-End: Repeat Rows 3-4, alternating colors every 2 rows until piece measures 60” long, end with 2 rows of White.
Finish off.




Fringe
Use size 4 worsted yarn in Blue (I used Simply Caron's Blue Mint because it looked the most Seuss-ish)

Cut four 8" lengths of yarn, line them up and fold over to find the middle. Grab your hook and insert it into the space between SC stitches on the bottom of the scarf, pull a loop through of the blue (at that middle point of your blue pieces). This will leave you with a loop of blue on one side and the 8 ends of blue on the other side. Now you'll need to use two fingers and put through the loop, grab the 8 ends & pull them all through the loop. Pull tight so that this does not unravel. You will do 8 of these on each end.








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Cat in the Hat Themed Coasters

Following my Cat in the Hat themed gifts for my sons teacher, I made a coaster out of a pattern I found but transformed it into Cat in the Hat colors...




(find my original post about these gifts here)





Striped Coasters 
(originally found here, edited it a bit for my needs & wrote it in US terms)
Use a size E hook and  size 4 worsted yarn in Red, White, & Blue (I found Simply Soft Caron's Blue Mint to be the best Seuss-ish color); and pull stitches TIGHT.


Chain 5, join to form circle
Round 1 (in Red): Chain 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), 11 DC 11 into loop, join (12 DC)
Round 2 (in White): Chain 3,  DC into same stitch, 2 DC in each around, join (24 DC)
Round 3 (in Red): Chain 3, (2 DC in next, DC in next) repeat around, join (36 DC)
Round 4 (in White): Chain 3, DC in next, 2 DC in next,  (DC in next 2, 2 DC in next) repeat around, join (48 DC)
Round 5 (in Red): Chain 3, DC in next 2, 2 DC in next, (DC in next 3, 2 TC in next) repeat around, join (60 DC)
Round 6 (in Blue): Chain 1, SC in each around (60 SC)
Finish off.




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Cat in the Hat Themed Bookmark

Another of the gifts made for my son's teacher, a Cat in the Hat Bookmark...
(find my original post about these gifts here)

More pictures I took...






Cat in the Hat Bookmark
(originally found here, but edited it a bit)
Use a size G hook and size 4 worsted yarn in Red, White, & Blue (I used Simply Soft Caron's Blue Mint because it the most Seuss-ish color)


(Start with Red, leave a long tail about 6" long) Chain 2
Round 1 (in Red): 4 SC in second chain from hook, join to form a circle (4 SC)
Round 2 (in Red): Chain 1, 2 SC in each around, join (8 SC)
Round 3 (in Red): Chain 1, working in BACK LOOPS ONLY for row: SC in each around, join (8 SC)
Round 4 (in Red): Chain 1, SC in each around, join (8 SC)
Round 5 (in Red): Chain 1, SC in each around, join (drop red yarn but do not cut and do not crochet over, pick up at Round 8) (8 SC)
Round 6 (in White): Chain 1, SC in each around, join (8 SC)
Round 7 (in White): Chain 1, SC in each around, join (drop white yarn but do not cut and do not crochet over, pick up at Round 11) (8 SC)
Round 8-9 (in Red): Chain 1, SC in each around, join (8 SC)
Round 10 (in Red): Chain 1, SC in each around, join (drop red yarn but do not cut and do not crochet over, pick up at Round 13) (8 SC)
Round 11-12 (in White): Chain 1, repeat Rounds 6-7 (drop white yarn but do not cut and do not crochet over, pick up at Round 16)
Rounds 13-14 (in Red): Chain 1, repeat Rounds 8-9
Round 15 (in Red): Chain 1, repeat Round 10 (drop red yarn but do not cut and do not crochet over)
Round 16 (in White): Chain 2, working in FRONT LOOPS ONLY: HDC in same as joining, 2 HDC in each around, join (16 HDC) Finish off white yarn.


Bending the hat: Pull on the original tail of red yarn to flatten the top of the hat.  Continue pulling to cause the hat to bend a bit at the top and tie a knot to the working strand of red to hold the bend in the hat in place. Stuff the remaining tail up inside of the hat.


Closing the Bottom of the Hat: place the bare hook into the open loop of one of the stitches on the bottom of the hat and through the matching stitch on the opposite side.  Pull the working strand of red up through these stitches. Working in matching stitches across the bottom of the hat continue to close by slip st. When the bottom is closed finish off.


Tail: Attach blue yarn with a slip stitch to the bottom red seam of the hat (the part you just closed). Chain 45. Finish off.


Fringe: Cut 2 8” strands of each color. Insert hook through the last chain stitch. Fold the set of 6 strands in half to form a loop. Pull the loop through the last chain stitch far enough so that you can insert your thumb and forefinger. Grab the loose tail of the 6 strands and pull them through the loop.  Pull tight. If you have loose loops in the knot portion of your fringe just pull individual strands until they tighten up. Trim to even.










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