Thursday, February 16, 2012

Barbie Outfit - Movie Night Dress

According to my girls, Barbie was going to see a movie with Ken and needed something new to wear. So mamma makes a Movie Night dress, with a matching bag! This is my first non rubber band dress so Im hoping it works out ok. As always, its not tested and wrote as I stitched, don't be too worried if your a stitch or two out. Remember, linkbacks and credit where credit is due thanks! Would love to see some more projects on Rav too!




Movie Night Dress

Ravelry Page Here

You will need
4.00mm hook
2 small buttons
dk weight yarn in 2 colours, I've used blue and black.

ch20
hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each across
ch2, turn, hdc in each st across
h2, turn, 2hdc in the first hdc, hdc across, 2hdc in last hdc
ch2, turn, hdc in each st across
repeat
ch1, turn, sl st in 5 sts, sk1, 5hdc in the next, sk1, sl st to next, sl st, sk1, 5hdc in next, sk1, sl st in each to end

You will notice the 2 shells are off center, this is to allow for overlap at the back for closure.




Join black to the first ch row, ch2 and hdc in each ch across. When you get to the end, sl st to the ch2 so your piece is now worked in the round



ch2, hdc in each st around, join
ch3, *dc, 2dc in the next* Repeat around, join
repeat
sk1, 5dc in the next, sk1, sl st
Weave in ends.

Attach button firmly to the back of the dress to close it.

Bag

ch8
hdc in 2nd ch from hook and nin each across till the last, 3hdc in the last, then continuing on the other side hdc in each st until you come to the last st, 2hdc in the last, join.
ch2, hdc in each st around and join
repeat
ch2, hdc2tg, 3hdc, hdc2tg
ch, TURN, hdc across. Finish off and weave in ends

Leaving long ends, ch28 for a strap
sew onto bag at sides
add button to the middle



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Barbie Dress - Christmas Party Ruffles

Yes, I know I said Id have more done by now, But just after i wrote the last Barbie post, I found myself in a very dark place emotionally. I struggled to do normal things let-alone crochet and it kind of got put on the backburner. I'm sorry it took me so long. Ill also get the top hat pattern done this week, I know alot of you are waiting for it!

Todays dress just happened. I have a basic half idea of where Im going, and I grab colours and just crochet and see what happens. If a row looks ok, Ill write it down. So most of these are kinda made up on the spot as Im going. There is no stitch count because honestly, for things like this it really just does not matter if you have a few extra or a few less. Hope you enjoy this post. As always, Id really LOVE it if you made something you could add it to Ravelry as a project, Id like to see what you create. Other then that, go nuts. Just remember, credit where credit is due, if your selling them, a link to here to my page on Facebook (mammathatmakes) or something would be nice.




Christmas Party Ruffles Dress

Ravelry Page Here

DK weight yarn in red and white
A rubber band or hair elastic that firts snuggly over your dolls bust
4mm hook

BRACKETED INSTRUCTIONS ARE DONE IN THE SAME STITCH!

join yarn to rubber band with a sl st.

22sc around the rubber band, sl st to first to create a circle.

Ch2. hdc in each st around, join

ch2, hdc in each st around, join

ch2, hdc, hdc2tg, hdc x 3, hdc2tg, hdc x 3, hdc2tg, hdc x 3, hdc2tg, hdc to end. Join.

ch1, sc around (you can choose to join these rounds or use a stitch marker to continue until the sc rows end)

sc in each st around, ch1

hdc in each st around, join to ch 1

Ch2. hdc in each st around, join

Finish off and weave in ends of red.

Join white, ch2, hdc in each st around, join

Ch2. hdc in each st around, join

ch2, hdc in each st around, join

ch2, hdc in the same stitch. 2hdc in each st around, join

ch5, hdc in the same st, *ch3, (hdc, ch3, hdc)* Finish with a ch3 and sl st to the 3rd chain of the first ch5.

Finish off and weave in ends.

This pattern is currently UNTESTED


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sunflower Angel Layette



Ive been meaning to do more angel designs for a while now so here is one I worked on yesterday. It originally started as a gown but the body of the dress wasn't flaring the way I wanted it to so it ended up becoming a top, which mean I needed pants, and well that lead to a full set.

As always this is for NON PROFIT use. Im aware that people have been using my patterns for money making, including stealing them for selling on etsy. Have some respect!

Ok, onto the set! This set has a button at the back top, a pair of bloomers with a tie waist, a bonnet that ties under the chin and a pair of booties that open at the heel for ease of putting on. Mine fit a doll thats about the size of a 22-24 week gestation baby but you can use larger/smaller yarn/hooks to change the size. No gauge is given, I don't know how to work that out and really, for angel babies all sizes are needed.

This is UNTESTED! If you find massive errors please let me know. If you come up one stitch extra or one short, just roll with it. Honestly noone is going to be fussed too much about a stray stitch :)


You Will Need
3mm hook
4ply baby yarn (Mine is 14wpi) in main and contrasting colours. You wont need much, I barely dented a 100g ball.
1 button for back closure


To double crochet 2 together, Yarn over, insert hook in first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook. Yarn over and insert into second stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.

(Bracketed instructions are to be done in the same stitch)


US CROCHET TERMS ARE USED!


Top





ch 32

1. dc in 3rd ch from hook, 4 dc, (dc, c1, dc), 5dc, (dc, ch1, dc), 5dc, (dc, ch1, dc), 5dc, (dc, ch1,
dc), dc to the last ch. ch2, turn.

2. 7dc, (dc, ch1, dc in the ch1 space), *7dc, (dc, ch1, dc in the ch1 space)*,
Repeat from * * twice more, 6dc. ch2 turn.

3. 7dc, (dc, ch1, dc in the ch1 space), *9dc, (dc, ch1, dc in the ch1
space)*,Repeat from * * twice more , 7dc, 2dc in last st.

4. ch2, turn. 10dc, 1dc in the first dc space, ch8, sl st to the next ch1 space, ch1, 11dc, 1dc in the ch1 space, ch8, sl st to the next ch1 space, ch1, 8dc. You have just created your arm holes. See photo below.




5. ch1, turn, 4dc, dc2tg, 2dc, dc2tg 5 times, 4dc, dc2tg, 4dc, dc2tg 5 times, 2dc, dc2tg, 5dc, dc. (35)

Change colour here. (End white, Join Yellow)

6. ch2, *sk2, (5dc)*  Repeat from * to * to end.

7. ch5, turn. Sc into the 3rd dc from the 5dc cluster below. *Ch5, sk4, sc (will be the middle stitch of each 5dc cluster)* Repeat to end of row. Dc in last st

8. ch 2, sk2, (5dc in next ch), *sk 5 (5dc in next ch)*  Repeat to end, sk2 and dc in the last st.

9. repeat row 7

10. ch 2, (5dc in 3rd chain of first ch5 group), *sk 5 (5dc in next ch)* Repeat to end, sk2 and dc in the last st. Finish and weave in ends.


Adding Sleeves

1. Join yarn anywhere on the bottom of the sleeve. Ch1, sc in the same spot, hdc in each stitch and space around, sl st to first hdc to join the row. I ended up with 25hdc, you may have more or less depending on where you place your stitches, count is not importaint.

2.  *ch3, sc in the next st* repeat around and sl st to the first ch of ch3.

Repeat 1 and 2 for the second sleeve.




Bloomers

1. ch40, careful not to twist, join to first ch.

2. ch3, dc in each ch around, sl st to 3rd ch to join.

3-5. repeat row 2

6. ch3, dc 19. skip the rest of the stitches and join back to the top of your chain 3. This will create the first leg hole.

7. ch3, dc in each st around, sl st to top of ch3 to join. Finish, weave ends

8. join yarn in the first st you skipped to make the first leg (photos) ch3, dc in the next 20st and join to the top of the ch3. This creates the second leg.



9.  ch3, dc in each st around, sl st to top of ch3 to join. Finish, of leaving a long tail to sew the gap in the crutch together.

10.  Join contrasting colour and ch1. Hdc in the same space and 2hdc in each stitch around.

11. *ch3, sc in the next st* Finish and weave in ends

Repeat rounds 10 and 11 on the second leg

chain 80 to make a tie for the bloomers.  Weave the tie in and out of every second dc on the first row, bow to tie. 

Bonnet


chain 31

1. dc in 2nd ch from hook and each across

2 – 8. ch3, turn, dc in each st across

finish and weave ends. Join Contrasting colour

9. ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each st across.

10. *ch3, sc in the next st* to end Finish and weave in ends


Ties. Chain 55, tie off. Fold in half and thread the loop through the corner of the hood pull the rest of the cord through the loop to secure. Repeat for the other side.

Booties
Make 2


1. Ch3, 10dc in the first ch, sl st join
2. ch2, hdc same stitch, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, (2hdc)*  Repeat from * around
3. ch2, hdc round
4. repeat round 3.
5. ch2 10hdc
6. ch2 turn, 10hdc
7. ch2, turn, 3hdc, hdc2tg twice, hdc next 3
8. ch2, turn,  hdc2, hdc2tg twice, hdc next 2

Join yellow to top of booties, see image below. 
9. ch3, dc evenly around the bootie. 
10. ch3, turn, dc in each dc 
11. *ch3, sc in the next st* to end Finish and weave in ends

ch50, thread cord in and out between dc on the 2nd yellow row
tie at back.



Thats it peeps, I hope you enjoy this set. You can view the ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunflower-angel-layette HERE
Please add photos, Id love to see this in other colours. 




Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A love affair with yarn

It has not even been a year yet, since I discovered the joys of crochet. Along with that comes a new love.

The textures, the fibres, the colours. Thick and thin, bulky, mohair. Acrylic, alpaca, silk, wool, cotton.  Any type, any kind, its all good. The way it feels in your hands as you touch test the ball before deciding what to make, and waiting for it to speak to you, to tell you what it wants to be. One basket becomes a crate, a crate becomes a tub and before you know it your buying speciality bookshelves to deal with the overflow.

My name is Myshelle, and I am a yarn addict.
Im guessing if you landed on this page, chances are your a yarn addict too.
I want to tell you about a new place where you can buy and sell yarn online. No middleman, no stores with hijacked prices, direct from the maker! Pretty sure the idea of this is making everyone drool so here it is

The link! http://www.alpacafleeces.com/

Joining is free, and for the month of Feb so is listing! So what are you waiting for, head on over to Alpaca Fleeces and find some absolute delights!


**WARNING: Site may cause excitement and possible drooling over the yumminess of the fibres. I reccomend not leaning over your keyboard and securing a bib.**