Saturday, November 22, 2014

Micro Micro Diaper Pattern






Good morning beautiful people,

Today's pattern is for a very small diaper. This month our CCP crafters group have been working on diapers, pants and keepsakes, and one of the challenges we had was finding a range of diaper patterns in multiple sizes, especially the very small. So of course, I set out to rectify that. This diaper fits on my 16 week doll quite snugly. I know sometimes not all babies of this size would actually be able to wear such an item, but it is comforting to know that the option is there should someone need it. They are very quick to whip up. I'll have some more diaper patterns over the coming weeks.

You will need:
3ply yarn (Light Fingering)
2.5m hook
1 safety pin for securing, or ribbon or a small button.

1: ch32, hdc in the second chain from hook and in the 29 chains, 3hdc in the last chain, do not turn, instead working on the opposite side of the chains you just used, hdc in each of the next 29 chains, 2hdc in the last chain and join.

2: slst in the first 7 stitches, ch2, hdc in the next 16 stitches

3-4: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across

5: ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 12 stitches, hdc2tg

6: ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 10 stitches, hdc2tg

7: ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 8 stitches, hdc2tg

8: ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 6 stitches, hdc2tg

9: ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg

10-12: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across (6)

13: ch2, turn, 2hdc in each stitch across (12)

14: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across

15: ch2, turn, 2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 10 stitches, 2hdc in the last stitch (14)

16: ch2, turn, 2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 12 stitches, 2hdc in the last stitch (16)

17: ch1, but do not turn, sc evenly around the entire diaper, being sure to do 3 sc's in the corners, join when you get back to the ch1. Weave in ends.

If you want to use a tie closure, weave it evenly in and out of the stitches in the middle of the waist band.




Sunday, November 16, 2014

George The Snowman



Hello all!

Today I have a new free pattern for you all. Meet George. George is a snowman, and a cute one at that! He likes ginger cookies and peppermint bark and his friends (who we will meet soon enough!) Just in time for some last minute Christmas Crochet! Arr who said this year could go so fast? George is made in one piece, meaning no joining his head to his body, HORRAH! He is also worked in the round, so no need to join at the end of each round, just move your marker.George is about 6.5 inches tall from base to the top of his pompom making him a perfect shelf sitter or stocking stuffer.

Want to make a George of your own? Or perhaps a whole tribe of them! Here is how!

You will need:
DK/8ply yarn in white, orange, red and green (or any other colour combo you choose)
3mm hook
2 safety eyes (or you could sew them on, or use puff paint too)
Stitch marker
Sewing needle.
Stuffing

George
With white
1: ch2, sc 8 times in the 1st chain, place marker
2: 2sc in each stitch around
3: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch* repeat around
4: sc in each stitch around
5: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around
6-10: sc in each stitch around
11: *sc2tg, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around
12: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
13-14: sc in each stitch around
15: 2sc in each stitch around
16: sc in each stitch around
17: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
18-21: sc in each stitch around
Attach eyes to desired place and start stuffing head.
22: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
23-24: sc in each stitch around
25: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
26: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
Add more stuffing, George should be stuffed firmly to help him stand
27: sc2tg around.
End off leaving a long tail. Use the tail to weave in and out of the remaining stitches and gather closed.

Nose
With ornage
1: ch2, sc 5 times in the first stitch, join.
2: sc in each stitch around, join.
End off and leave a long tail to sew onto George's head.

Hat
With green
1: ch2, hdc into the 1st chain 5 times, join.
2: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
Change to red
3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
Change to green
4: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
5: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join.
Change to red
6: ch2, *2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
Change to green
7: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
8: ch1, sc in each stitch around.
End off, leaving a long tail to sew hat to George's head.

Using red and green yarn, make a small pompom. I use the fork method, if you are unfamiliar with this, there is an excellent tutorial HERE by Mollie Makes

Scarf
With green
1: ch52, sc in the second chain from hook and each chain across.
End green, change to red (I find it easier to join in the middle of the scarf rather then the end)
2: ch1, sc in each stitch across, when you get to the end, sc3 times in the end, then working on the other side of the green stitches, sc across until you get to the other end, 3sc in that end as well, and then sc in all stitches back to where you started, join. End off and weave in tails. Tie scarf around George's neck. You can choose to sew it in place if you like.