Friday, July 25, 2014

Watermelon - Crochet Playfood





Hello beautiful people,

Well today is another food pattern. Ive been on quite a roll with these! Seriously, what is cuter then playfood? I hope you are all enjoying the patterns as much as I am making them. If you have a playfood suggestion, please leave a comment here :) I'll attempt every suggestion made!




A slice of watermelon
You will need
Pink, white and green yarn, in dk/light worsted/worsted weight (I use DK) and brown if choosing to add seeds.
3.5mm hook.

With pink yarn
1: ch2, sc 6 time in the first chain, place marker (6)
2: *sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st* repeat around (9)
3:  sc acround
4:  *sc in the first 2 sts, 2sc in the next st* repeat around (12)
5:  sc around
6:  *sc in the first 3 sts, 2sc in the next st* repeat around (15)
7:  sc around
8:  *sc in the first 4 sts, 2sc in the next st* repeat around (18)
9:  sc around
10:  *sc in the first 5 sts, 2sc in the next st* repeat around (21)
11: sc around
12:  *sc in the first 6 sts, 2sc in the next st* repeat around (24)
13: sc around
14:  *sc in the first 7 sts, 2sc in the next st* repeat around (27)
15: sc around sl st twice and end off.
16: Join white yarn and ch1, sc around, join (27) End white
17: Join green yarn and ch1, sc around, join. (27) End off and weave in ends.

Base plate
1: ch14, sc in the 2nd chain from hook and each across (13)
2-3: ch1, turn, sc across, end off leaving a very long tail for sewing.

If you want seeds on your watermelon stitch them on now.

Flatten out the watermelon cone slightly so the shape resembles a slice and lightly stuff it. Then sew the base onto the watermelon. That's it, your slide is done!




Saturday, July 19, 2014

7 Round Newborn Booties





Good morning lovlies!

Today's pattern is just so incredibly simple, you will beable to whip up a set in no time! The 7 round booties were designed with charity crafters in mind. We often want to make large quantities of items for donation, and the easier they are to make, well the better! These booties are not only easy to make, but look adorable, and use very little yarn! So they are excellent scrap busters as well. I think that ticks all the boxes!

The pattern given is to make a pair to fit an average sized newborn. I'll come back and add notes on various sizes when I've played with them but using a smaller hook and yarn will create preemie sizes very well.
Worsted weight yarn may give you booties to fit a 3 month old, but that is just a guesstimate, I have no worsted on hand to check.
I'd love to see what colours you guys use, so please consider adding some pics to the Ravelry page: HERE

DK + 4.00mm hook to fit Newborn.
DK + 3.25mm hook to fit 36-38 week preemies



dk (8ply) weight yarn in main colour, and a small amount for ties.
4mm hook

1. ch16, dc in the 3rd chain from hook, dc in the next 12 chains, dc in the end chain 4 times, working on the opposite side in the same chains you just used, dc in the next 12 chains, 2dc in the last chain, join to the first dc. (31)

2-3: ch2, dc in each stitch around, join.

4: ch2, dc in the first 10 stitches, dc2tg 5 times, dc in the last 11 stitches, join. (26)

5: ch2, dc in the first 8 stitches, dc2tg five times, dc in the last 8 stitches, join. (21)

6-7: ch2, dc in each stitch around, join. End off, weave in tails.

With contrasting colour:
chain 80 for a tie (75 for smaller sizes). Weave in and out of stitches on round 6.

For a different look, work the last 2 rounds in a contrasting colour.