Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mermaid Dancer


All right, here is a mermaid doll I designed for my nieces. She can either be a mermaid, or you can remove the tail and play with her as a human. You need to know how to both knit and crochet for this pattern. I tried to be as clear as I could be, but I'm sorry for any confusing bits.

Worsted weight yarn
Size 7 double pointed knitting needles
Size G/6 crochet hook

Doll:
Head- Cast on 6
Rnd 1: Work as i-cord
Rnd 2: kfb around (12 stitches)
Rnd 3, 5: Knit
Rnd 4: (K 1, kfb) around (18 stitches)
Rnd 6: (K 2, kfb) around (24 stitches)
Rnd 7-11: Knit
Rnd 12: (K 2, k2tog) around (18 stitches)
Rnd 13: Knit
Rnd 14: (K 1, k2tog) around (12 stitches)
Rnd 15-17: Knit
Stuff
Shoulders- Rnd 18: K, (kfb twice), k 4, (kfb twice), k3 (16stitches)
Rnd 19: K 2, (kfb twice), k 6, (kfb twice), k 4 (20stitches)
Rnd 20: K 3, (kfb three times), k 7, (kfb three times), k 4 (28stitches)
Rnd 21: K 5, (kfb three times), k 9, (kfb three times), k 6 (32 stitches)
Rnd 22: Knit
Rnd 23: K 4, place next 6 stitches on holder, cast on 2, k 10, place next 6 stitches on holder, cast on 2, k 6 (24 stitches and 12 stitches on holders)
Body- Rnd 24-44: Knit
Rnd 45: K 11, place next 12 stitches on holder, cast on 2, k 1 (14 stitches and 12 stitches on holder) redistribute stitches over three needles.
Leg- Rnd 46-56: Knit
Rnd 57: K 3, k2tog, k 5, k2tog, k 2 (12 stitches)
Rnd 58-69: Knit
Rnd 70: K2tog around (6 stitches)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through stitches and pull tight to close hole. Fasten off and stuff leg and body.
2nd leg- Move stitches from holder onto needle and pick up 4 stitches from crotch (16 stitches)
Rnd 1: Knit around, k2tog twice by crotch (14 stitches)
Rnd 2-11: Knit
Rnd 12: K 3, k2tog, k 5, k2tog, k 2 (12 stitches)
Rnd 13-24: Knit
Rnd 25: K2tog around (6 stitches)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through stitches and pull tight to close hole. Fasten off and stuff leg.
Arms (make 2)- Move 6 stitches from shoulder holder onto needle, pick up 4 stitches from sides of arm hole. (10 stitches)
Rnd 1-17: Knit
Rnd 18: K2tog around (5 stitches)
Stuff arm.Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through stitches and pull tight to close hole. Fasten off. Sew hole on head shut.

Tail:
Cast on 24 stitches and join in the round.
Rnd 1-5: (K 2, p 2) around
Rnd 6-20: Knit
Rnd 21: K 10, k2tog, k 10, k2tog (22 stitches)
Rnd 22-25: Knit
Rnd 26: K 9, k2tog, k 9, k2tog (20 stitches)
Rnd 27-30: Knit
Rnd 31: K 8, k2tog, k 8, k2tog (18 stitches)
Rnd 32-35: Knit
Rnd 36: K 7, k2tog, k 7, k2tog (16 stitches)
Rnd 37-40: Knit
Rnd 41: Divide stitches onto two needles and hold needles together. Take a third needle and insert through front loop of first stitch on front needle and through front loop of first stitch on back needle, draw yarn through both stitches. Continue in this manner until hole has been knitted closed and you have 8 stitches on one needle.You will now turn your work and knit in rows
Fins- Row 1-10: Kfb, k to last stitch, kfb (10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28 stitches)
Bind off and weave in tails.

Shirt:
Cast on 28 and join in the round
Rnd 1-8: Knit
Rnd 9: (K 6, kfb) around (32 stitches)
Rnd 10: (K 3, kfb) around (40 stitches)
Rnd 11-20: Knit
Bind off. (switch to crochet) Join to top of work (cast on edge) with slip stitch, ch 8, sk 8 stitches, sl st, 7 sc, ch 8, sk 7 stitches, sl st, fasten off and weave in tails.

Dress:
Cast on 28 and join in the round.
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2,4,6,8: (K 1, p 1) around
Rnd 3,5,7: (P1, k 1) around
Rnd 9: (K 6, kfb) around (32 stitches)
Rnd 10: (K 3, kfb) around (40 stitches)
Rnd 11-25: Knit
Rnd 26: (K 4, kfb) around (48 stitches)
Rnd 27-31: Knit
Rnd 32, 34: (K 1, p 1) around
Rnd 33, 35: (P 1, k 1) around
Bind off in seed stitch. (switch to crochet) Join to top of work (cast on edge) with slip stitch, ch 8, sk 8 stitches, sl st, 7 sc, ch 8, sk 7 stitches, sl st, fasten off and weave in tails.

Hair: Cut lengths of yarn twice the length you want hair to be. Fold yarn over hook and insert hook through a stitch on head. Pull the ends of yarn through the loop on hook and tighten. (Think latch-hooking) Repeat until the doll has a full head of hair. Style to taste.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Easy-Peasy Dishcloths






I have tried a lot of dishcloth patterns (I love crocheted cotton dishcloths!) but they almost always are way too small to be very useful. I have rather large hands (I come from a long line of tall people) and I like to have a cloth at least as big. I also like quick but pretty crochet projects. And thus, the Easy-Peasy Dishcloth was designed.

Ch 35
Row 1= Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (34 sc)
Row 2= Sc in first sc, (skip 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc) five times, skip 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3= Sc in first dc, (5 dc in next sc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc) five times, 3 dc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4-18= Repeat row 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Annd... You're done. If you want you can crochet down the side, across the bottom, and up the other side before fastening off though.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two Skein Afghan




Yarn: Worsted weight – about 10 oz(or a little less, or a little more.), plus some extra if you want to put an edging on it.
Hook: N or 9 mm
Do not turn. Afghan is worked in the round. Afghan works to be about 31 inches across if slightly less than ten ounces of worsted weight yarn is used. 
Special stitches:
CL= (Yo and insert hook in space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops) twice, yo and pull through all three loops on hook. Ch 2. (Yo and insert hook in same space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops) twice, yo and pull through all three loops on hook. CL made. [The whole stitch is worked in one space]
BegCL== Ch 2, dc, ch 2, (yo and insert hook in sp, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops) twice, yo and draw through all three loops on hook. [The whole stitch is worked in one space]
CG= Yo and insert hook in space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through two loops. Yo and insert hook in next space, draw up a loop, yo and pull through all three loops on hook. C made. [stitch is worked over two spaces]
Ch 3, sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1= BegCL, ch 1. (CL, ch 1) in ring three times. Sl st in dc. (There should be four ch 1 sp and four ch 2 sp. All stitches are worked in the ring.)
Rnd 2-finish= BegCL, ch 1. [Starting in ch 2 sp, (CG over ch sp, ch 1) to next ch 2 sp. CL in ch 2 sp, ch 1.] around. Sl st in dc.
Fasten off and weave in ends. There. You’re done.

Here is a close up of how the corners and stitches should look. 




Sunday, January 27, 2013

Turtle Hat



Sorry it took me so long to write another pattern! The holidays were hectic and I'm pregnant now so I've been pretty busy. :D Anyway, I couldn't find an adult sized pattern for a turtle hat so here is a new one! The mohawk isn't included in the pattern, it was just an add-on for a friend.


Hook: 1/9 or 5.5 mm, F/5 or 3.75
Yarn: Worsted weight in two colors. (Color change is optional)
Ch 2 counts as dc. Do not turn unless specified. Change color after every second row.
Bobble: (Yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through two loops) five times, yo and draw through all six loops.
Gauge: First two rows of hat should measure two inches across. If it measures a little less that is okay, but any larger and you should probably use a smaller hook.

Hat:
Rnd 1= Using magic ring method and larger hook, crochet 12 in ring. Sl st in first dc. Ch 1, turn. (12 dc)
Rnd 2= (2 sc in next stitch, bobble in next stitch) around. Sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (18 st)
Rnd 3= Join with dc in first st, dc, (2 dc in next st, 2 dc) around. Sl st in first dc. Ch 1, turn. (24 st)
Rnd 4= (Sc, 2 sc in next st, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, fasten off. (32 st)
Rnd 5= Join with dc in first st, 2 dc, (2 dc in next st, 3 dc) around. Sl st in first dc. Ch 1, turn. (40 st)
Rnd 6= (Sc, 2 sc in next st, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, fasten off. (53 st)
Rnd 7= Join with dc in first st, 4 dc, (2 dc in next st, 5 dc) around. Sl st in first st, ch 1, turn. (61 st)
Rnd 8= (3 sc, bobble in next st) around, sc. Sl st in first st, fasten off. (61 st)
Rnd 9= Join with dc in first st, dc in same st. (2 dc in next st, 9 dc) around. Sl st in first st, Ch 1 turn. (68 st)
Rnd 10= (3 sc, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, Fasten off. (68 st)
Rnd 11= Join with dc in first st, dc around. Sl st in first st, ch 1, turn. (68 st)
Rnd 12= (3 sc, bobble in next st) around. Sl st in first st, Fasten off. (68 st)
Rnd 13-18= Repeat rows 11 and 12 more times, alternating colors every other row. (68 st)
Rnd 19= Join with sc in first st. Sc around. Do not turn. (68 st)
Rnd 20= Sc around. Sl st to first st, Fasten off. (68 st)

Head:
With smaller hook ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 1= 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 2= (sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 3= (2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4-6= Sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 7= (4 sc, sctog) around. (20 sc)
Rnd 8= (3 sc, sctog) around. (16 sc)
Rnd 9-10= Sc around. (16 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew eyes onto head and stuff and sew to front of hat.

Legs (make 4): With smaller hook, ch 2. 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 1= 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 2= Sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3= (sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4-5= Sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 6= (Sc, sctog) around. (12 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff and sew to sides of hat.

Tail: With smaller hook, ch 10. Sl st in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew onto back of hat. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Helmet 2


Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm)
             G/6 (4.25 mm)
Yarn: Medium worsted in two colors.

(ch 2 counts as dc.)

Hat: With larger hook and primary color-
Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st in first sc.
Rnd 1= Ch 2, 3 dc in each dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (18 dc)
Rnd 2= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 2 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (30 dc)
Rnd 3= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 4 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (42 dc)
Rnd 4= Ch 2, ( 3 dc in next dc, 6 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (54 dc)
Rnd 5= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 8 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (66 dc)
Rnd 6= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 10 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (78 dc)
Rnd 7-10= Ch 2, dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Turn. (78 dc)
Rnd 11= Ch 2, 36 dc, 2 trc, dtrc, 2 trc, dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. Fasten off.

Neckpeice:
Row 1=Starting at the dtrc, sk 2 trc, sk 9 dc, join with dc, 54 dc. Turn. (55 dc)
Row 2-5=Ch 2, Dc across. Turn. (55 dc)
Fasten off.

With contrasting color, join with sc. Sc around, working 3 sc in the corners and hdc in trc and dc in dtrc. Fasten off.

Visor:
With primary color ch 51. Turn.
Row 1= Sc in second ch from hook, 6 sc, 5 hdc, 26 dc, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Turn.
Row 2= Ch 1, 7 sc, 5 hdc, (dc, sk dc, ch 1) thirteen times, dc in next dc, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Turn.
Row 3= Ch 1, 7 sc, 5 hdc, (dc, sk ch 1 sp, ch 1) 13 times, dc, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Turn.
Row 4= Ch 1, 2 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, 2 sc, 5 hdc, dc, (ch 1, dcfp around dc) 12 times, ch 1, dc in next dc, 5 hdc, 2 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 5= Ch 1, 2 sc, sc in each ch, 2 sc, 5 hdc, (dc, ch 1, sk ch 1 sp) 13 times, dc, 5 hdc, 2 sc, sc in each ch, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 6= Ch 1, 7 sc, 5 hdc, dc in each dc and ch 1 sp, 5 hdc, 7 sc. Fasten off.
In contrasting color, sc around edges, working 2 sc in corners.

With second color ch 50. Turn, in second ch from hook, hdc, hdc across. Fasten off. Sew to top of hat.

Viser buttons, make 2: (optional, you can use regular buttons if you wish.)
With second color and smaller hook, ch 2. 6 sc in second ch from hook. 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st in next sc, fasten off. Sew to sides of helmet.

Attach visor to helmet with buttons.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Helmet





Hook size I/9
Yarn: worsted weight in two colors

Ch 2 counts as dc

Hat:
In color A, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1= Ch 2, 3 dc in each sc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (18 dc)
Rnd 2= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (36 dc)
Rnd 3= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 3 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (54 dc)
Rnd 4= Ch 2, (3 dc in next dc, 5 dc) around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (72 dc)
Rnd 5-10= Ch 2, dc around. Sl st in top of ch 2. (72 dc)
Fasten off.

Nosepiece:
Row 1= On the side of the hat opposite of seam, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 4 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 2= Sk sc, 2 sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, 2 sc. Turn.
Row 3= Sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc.
Fasten off.
Row 4-6= 4 dc in dc. Turn.
Fasten off.

Neckpiece:
Row 11= Beginning at the first sc from the nosepiece, sk 7 dc. Dc in next dc, 45 dc. turn.
Row 12-15= Ch 2, dc across. Turn (46 dc)
Row 16-18= Ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn.
Sc around edges, working 3 sc in corners.
Fasten off.

With color B, cut 6 inch strands and attach to top of hat in a wide stripe. Wrap yarn over hook and insert hook through the hat. Draw the ends through the loop and tighten.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crocheted Earrings


Hook: 5
Yarn: Crochet thread size 10

Ch 5. Join into a ring with a sl st.
Row 1= Ch 2, dc in ring,(ch 3, dc2tog)four times in ring. Turn.
Row 2= Ch 2, dc in first dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog in first dc2tog, (ch 3, sc over ch 3 sp) four times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over last dc2tog. Turn.
Row 3= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, (Ch 3, sc over ch 3 sp) five times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 4= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, (Ch 3, sc over ch 3 sp) six times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 5= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, Ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, sc in ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp) four times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 6= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp) three times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 7= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp) two times, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 8= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 9= Ch 2, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp, ch 3, sk ch 3 sp, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp. Turn.
Row 10= Ch 2, [(dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) over ch 1 sp] twice. Turn.
Row 11= Ch 2, dctog over (ch 1 sp, space between dc2togs, ch 1 sp, turning ch), ch 1.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Attach earring hook to founding ch.