Sunday, March 26, 2017

Crochet Toy Storage


For this pattern you can use any hook a bigger hook means larger storage and faster work.

1. Tie a slip knot and chain about six stitches. This makes the first hanging loop, so if you'd like the loop larger or smaller, chain more or fewer stitches. Slip stitch into the first stitch in the chain, forming the first hanging loop. Ch any number you'd like, more chs mean bigger storage, when you have the amount of chs you want ch another six and sl st in the 6th ch to from the second hanging loop.

2.  Ch 4, skip 2 sts and dc into the third ch, repeat to end, turn.

3. Sl st in to next ch 4 space, Ch 4, dc in to next ch 4 space, *ch 2 and dc in next ch 4 space* repeat whats in the starts to end. turn

4. Repeat row 3 until you are down to a single loop, turn the work and sl st into this final ring, ch 6 and sl st in the 6th st to make the last hanging loop. Tie off and sew in the ends. All Done Enjoy


 

Friday, March 17, 2017

MiMi Hippo








Materials


Hook D-3.25

Yarn of your choice
Yarn needle
Polyester Stuffing
Scissors
Stitch Marker



Legs-Make 2

Ch 5, Join
1-6 sc in the ring
2-2 sc in each st. (12)
3-1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat to end. (18)
4-1 sl st in each st. (18)
5-1 sc in back loops only. (18)
6-25- 1 sc in each st.

Body-join legs on middle 2 st’s sc around and join. This is way you change colors if your using a new color.

26-28- 1 sc in each st. (31)
29- 1 sc in next 6 st’s, 2 sc in next st, repeat to last 3 st’s, 1 sc in last 3. (35)
30-36- 1 sc in each st.
37- 1 sc in next 6 st’s, 1 sc dec in next st, repeat to last 3, 1 sc in last 3 st’s. (31)
38-40- 1 sc in each st.
41-1 sc in the next 5 st’s, 1 sc dec in next st, repeat to last 3, 1 sc in last 3 st’s. (27)
42-44- 1 sc in each st. (27)
45- 1 sc in next 4 st’s, 1 sc dec in next st, repeat to last 3 st’s, 1 sc in last 3 st’s. (22)
46-55- 1 sc in each st (22)
56- 1 sc in next 3 st’s, 1 sc dec in next st, repeat to end (18)
57-59- 1 sc in each st, finish off. Make sure to stuff.

Head
 For the head and ears I got the pattern from here

Arms- make 2
Ch 4, join
1-6 sc in ring
2-2 sc in each st. (12)
3-1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat to end. (18)
4-1 sc in each st. (18)
5-1 sc in next 8 st’s, 1 sc dec in next st, repeat to end. (16)
6-10. 1 sc in each st. (16)
Change Color
11-25. 1 sc in each st. (16)
Leave long tail for sewing, sew on arms.

Sew ears on to head then sew head on to body and sew arms on body.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Yarn Storage

I love to crochet and I love to shop for yarn and sometimes I get more yarn than I have space for and have no place to put it all. So I though it was time to make some storage for all my yarn and get up and off the floor and out of the corner.

I also decided to personalize the space and make it my own.

1. I went to Joanna Fabric and got 3 wooden crates, now at $12.99 a piece I know that is a bit much but I chose Joanna for a reason they always have coupons and with 3 40% or 50% coupons you pay a lot less.

2. I went to Home-Depot and got screws and wall anchors, dry wall is not very strong and if you can't find the stud you need to have wall anchors so the crates don't just fall off the walls when you put stuff in it. I would not suggest putting any thing heavy in these crates just small things.

These are the screws I went and got from Home-Depot, cost $1.98 and it comes with the wall anchors I also screwed the crates together and I put three screws in the crate one in the top left corner, one in the middle and one in the top right corner. I per-drilled my holes in the wall by (with a 11/64 drill bit) holding up the crate where I wanted it to go and drilled right through the crate and in to the wall then I moved the crate and drilled in the hole I just made in the wall to make sure I went back as far as I could, then I put in a wall anchor and light taped it in with a hammer.  Now if you wall anchors don't fit, DO NOT KEEP HAMMERING take the anchors out of the wall and drill in to the hole again in a circular motion to make the hole wider but not to wide, now try to put your anchors in, remember lightly tap in with hammer. PS: MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS STEP BEFORE YOU PERSONALIZE.




3. Now time to personalize your crate, measure the bottom and sides of the crate and cut your fabric to that size. Fabric- Joanna $9.99 remember coupons.
I used tacky glue and glued the fabric to the bottom of the crate and the side after this step you are all done Enjoy! Tacky Glue- Joanna $1.99 remember coupon.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lovely Bunny



Materials:
Hook D-3.25
Scissors
Yarn- Color of your choice
Yarn Needle
Stuffing
Safety Eye's
Safety Nose
 
BODY
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 6: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts.
Rnds7: Sc in nexr 5 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 8: 2 scin next st, sc in next 6 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 10: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts.
Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st.
 Rnds 13–18: Sc in each st around.
 Rnd 19: Sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog.
Rnds 20–23: Sc in each st around.
Rnds 24: Sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog.
Rnds 25–28: Sc in each st.
Rnd 29: Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog.
Rnds30-33: Sc in each st.
Rnd 34: Sc in next 6 sts,sc2tog.
Rnds 35: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 36: Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 37: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 38: Sc in next 4sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 39: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 40: Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog.
Rnds 41 and 42: Sc in each st around. Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

HEAD
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 6: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts.
Rnds 7 and 8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9: Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 17 sts.
Rnd 10: Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts.
 Rnd 11: Sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 19 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts.
Rnd 13: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnds 14–24: Sc in each st around. Attach safety eyes in Rnd 11, 3 sts before and 3 sts following the 2 sc increases.
Rnd 25: Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 26: Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 27:Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 28:  Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 29:  Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 30: Sc in next 1 sts, sc2tog.
Fasten off. Thread tail through stitches of last round, pull tight, and secure.
  
ARM (make 2)
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnds 7–11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 13: Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd 14: Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog.
Rnd15: Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog.
Rnds 16–39: Sc in each st around. Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

LEG (make 2)
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Rnds 6–12: Sc in each st around.
Row 13 (heel begins): Hdc in next 8 sts, turn; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, turn; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, sc in last st, hdc2tog over side edge of row and next unworked st of Rnd 12, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each st across, hdc2tog over side edge of row and next unworked st of Rnd 12, turn.
 Rows 17 and 18: Repeat Rows 15 and 16—13 sts.
Rnd 19 (heel ends): Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, sc in last st, hdc2tog over side edge of row and next unworked st of Rnd 12; continue working across sts of Rnd12 as follows, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog over last st and side edge of beginning of rnd, do not turn.
Rnd 20: Sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 14 sts.
Rnd 21: Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 15 sts.
Rnd 22: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] 5 times.
Rnds 23–66: Sc in each st around. Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

EAR (make 2)
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 6 sc.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. 12 sts
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around. 12 sts
Rnd 4: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. 18 sts
Rnd 5: 2 sc in next st, Sc in next 2 sts. 24sts
Rnd 6: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. 30 sts
Rnd 7 : 2 sc in next st, Sc in next 4 sts. 36 sts
Rnd 8: Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. 42 sts
Rnds 9–22: Sc in each st around. 42 st
Rnd 23: Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, [Sc in next 8, sc2tog] 3 times sc in next 4, sc2tog.  38 sts
Rnds 24–27: Sc in each st around. 38sts
Rnd 28: Sc2tog,Sc in next 7 sts. 33sts
Rnds 29– 33: Sc in each st around. 33 sts
Rnd 34: Sc2tog,[ sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog] 3 times sc in next 7. 29sts
Rnds 35-38: Sc in each st around. 29sts
Rnd 39: [Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog] sc in last st. 25sts
Rnds 40-52: Sc in each st around.  Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

TAIL
Use two paper towel rolls and wrap the yarn around the paper towel rolls until you have a lot of yarn on the roll. Take another pieces of yarn and wrap it around the yarn on the roll. Cut the yarn and make sure to leave long tail for sewing. Check video if you are having trouble.

FINISHING: Sew head to top of body. Sew ears to top of head. Sew arms to sides of body. Sew legs to bottom of body along Rnd 11. Sew tail to back of body. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.