Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Crochet Blankets & Jumpers

 I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas, I know we did.   Oliver and Lily were old enough to really enjoy and understand what was happening.   Since Christmas has now been and gone and everyone has their presents, I can now share the projects I have been working on since September - my families Christmas presents.

Mostly I made blankets for my family members, although also a couple of jumpers too.  Some are patterns that are free, some paid and some are my own designs.   This week I am basically going to have a gallery of the presents I made my family without too much text.  I'll add a little information for the patterns I used so you can find them too, but mostly I just want the images to do the talking for me.




In the above picture, on the left is the jumper I made for my Dad in the Navy Blue aran wool from Aldi - the midwestern warmth men's cabled pullover.   I really enjoyed making this and learnt a lot from the pattern about cables, its a paid pattern but definitely worth it.   Top right is the dragonfly triangle scarf, a free pattern made in bamboo cotton in turquoise double knit.   As its a smaller thread I did add a few extra rounds to make it a little largers.   This is a quick pattern to work up and I really enjoyed making it.   Finally on the bottom right in the cream aran from Aldi is the vertical RIB sweater, although I actually worked it in both loops rather than the back loops and added a smaller alternating back and front post HDC around all the edges to finish it.   This is a paid pattern and was something new for me, I have never worked clothing vertically before.




Top left is a Chinese dragon blanket made in Paintbox Simple aran (becoming one of my favourite yarns to work with).   I made the graph using Stitch Fiddle and is worked in basic Tunisian crochet stitch with a popcorn border.   On the right is a chunky aldi yarn blanket worked in the Navajo Diamond Stitch, in Navy, sky blue and platinum colours.   This is a really thick blanket which only took a few days to work up, plus the bonus is no ends to sew in!




On the right is a Hexagon sunset colour blanket, with 8 hexagons made in 10 different sunset colours, finished off with a pompom border at both of the short ends.  It was designed for my sister to match her living room colours (plus she also likes hexagons!)   On the right is a map blanket completed in Tunisian Simple stitch.   The map was designed by my brother and sister for a book they are writing so seemed like the perfect Christmas present for him.   Both blankets above were completed in Paintbox Simply aran.   The graph was made using Stitch Fiddle.




On the left is a c2c crochet blanket with the image of a deer, completed in Aldi aran in red and brown (with a little cream).   The border is an adaptation of a Celtic border pattern from the book of the Kells, possible the most challenging of all the Christmas presents I made this year!   On the left fan of the video game Destiny may recognise the design as some of the banners from the game.   This blanket was made in Paintbox simply aran and is completed in Tunisian crochet again.




The final two blankets are above.   On the left is the leaping Stripes stitch, made in the baby wool from Aldi in pink, yellow, blue and white.   On the right is my nieces princess blanket.   In the middle is her knitted baby blanket and around the edge I have used the Princess and Villians graphs to add some of her favourite Disney Princesses, finished off with a puff stitch border.   The blanket is completed in two colours of pink double knit with the princesses being made mostly using scraps I had left over from other projects.   She hasn't received this yet as its for her 3rd birthday next month, but I don't think she will be looking on here yet!

I hope that you have enjoyed looking at the Christmas presents I made this in the final blog post of the year.    Join me next week for my round up of my first year blogging at Cosy Crochet.

Finally I hope everyone has a fantastic New Year, however you are celebrating.

Vicky x

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

A Very Crochet Christmas - Crochet Chocolate Orange Covers

 Although it is Christmas very soon, if you are still looking for a quick home made Christmas gift idea, then these Chocolate Orange Covers would be perfect.   They are cheap and quick to make and look fantastic.   I didn't have to buy anything except the chocolate oranges to make these as they basically used odds that I had left from other projects.   In addition to this they probably took around an hour to make each one and I think they make this tasty chocolate a fun present too!

I started off using this pattern from Crochet with Kate as a basis for my covers, but after making one they came out way too big for the  Chocolate oranges I had made.   Either my gauge was way off or her chocolate oranges were much bigger!!

It wasn't too difficult to make them smaller, I just one less increase row on each half and only had 3 rows before adding the closing method.   Pretty much everything else I kept the same and just adjusted the patterns to make different characters.   I did end up using the embroidery french knots as eyes rather than safety eyes as I found they dug into the chocolate and didn't give quite as good a finish.


I ended up making the reindeer, robin and Christmas pudding that was suggested on the blog, but also adapted the robin to make a penguin and a snowman.   Having completed all of them I am not quite sure who is my favourite but I think Rudolf may just be my favourite!

If you have any more last minute presents you want to make for family, friends or even teachers then I would definitely recommend making these!

I hope that everyone has a fantastic Christmas however you are celebrating.  See you next week for the final post of the year!

Vicky x

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A Very Crochet Christmas - Crochet Pooling Table Runner

 Since I finally worked out how to do planned pooling when making my bag a couple of months ago I wanted to do some more, but this time with a Christmassy feel.  Although I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to make with it initially I bought as many balls of Christmas colours I could find for a reasonable price in the UK.   This turned out to be more of the Lily Sugar n Cream and although I wanted to experiment with acrylic rather than cotton the price dictated and I got more cotton.

The mistletoe colour actually ended up being slightly easier to pool than the moonstone, I guess because there are less colours in it, but I also found the colour changes to be a little more consistent in length than the moonstone, although it was definitely not perfect.

I started with pooling one ball, and then ended up working 4 balls in a strip.  At this point I sort of wished I had doubled the pattern to increase the width but had spent quite a bit of time on it and didn't want to start again.   So the sensible solution seemed to be to use 4 more balls to make another strip the same size and use the final ball to join them together then work a simple single crochet border.



The whole pooling effect actually matched up quite well considering it was done in 2 strips, but next time I try I am going to increase the width of the pooling.   I think that now having completed this project with larger pieces I feel more confident in tackling a bigger pooling project, or perhaps in a different pattern next time.

The Christmas colours of the mistletoe make it the perfect colour table runner for the Christmas period and it really looks great with the Christmas lantern on it.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my Christmas table runner and join me next week for the final Christmas post this year.

Vicky x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A Very Crochet Christmas - Christmas Wreath

 I have always wanted a wreath on my door at Christmas, but have never bought one before.  This past year I have been much more involved with crochet facebook groups and have seen a whole load of wreaths made for all different times of the year.    Feeling inspired, I decided this year would be the year I would have a wreath on my door at Christmas.

To start off I bought a polystyrene wreath base from Hobbycraft for £4.00 and for the rest I used scraps of wool that I already had.   As I have been making all my Christmas presents this year, I haven't had loads of spare time to make Christmas decorations so I wanted to make the wreath as quickly as possible.   As a result of this I decided not to crochet the part that goes around the wreath base, but decided instead to wrap the wool around the base and superglue the ends.  I used the Aldi baby wool I got a couple of months ago in blue and white to create the background.


The decorations I all made and glued on using scraps of paintbox aran yarns and silver crochet thread I already had at home.   The snowman and his hat I just made up as I went, using basic circles and single crochet increases and decreases to make his shape.   The snowflakes and Holly leaves I probably could have worked out but being as I didn't have much time, I used the excellent patterns from Attic24.   The berries I used the embroidery technique French knots which also held all the leaves together.

Finally I made some small pompoms in white using my finger as the wrap around size.   All the decorations I simply glued onto the wreath, I much prefer to sew as little as possible as I'm not wonderful at it.   After everything dried, I attached a plaited loop to the top of the wreath, threading it through the back of the wrapped wool to hang the wreath up.

The whole wreath took around 2 to 3 hours to make, most of it was made whilst my daughter was napping so definitely easy to do and I love looking at it hanging on the inside of the front door every time

I come down the stairs, it really cheers up the hallway which doesn't often see many Christmas decorations!

I'm definitely going to make more wreaths in the future as they are quick and fairly cheap to make.  Join me next week for more Christmas decorations.

Vicky x

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A Very Crochet Christmas - Nativity Scene

 This week in Cosy Crochet's Christmas I would like to show you all the Nativity scene I made last year.

We have always had a nativity scene under the Christmas Tree (since it is the reason for Christmas!) and most of the child friendly displays avaliable are not toddler friendly.  Last year Lily was just about 1 and didn't really know not to eat the small figures, so when I saw the nativity pattern in a magazine, I knew this was the solution.   There would be nothing dangerous about a crocheted nativity.   They wouldn't be ruined and it would also provide the kids with a distraction, rather than playing with the Christmas Tree decorations.

Last year the kids just played with it, but this year I hope we can use it to act out the nativity story.   You can find the pattern for the nativity figures part 1 here for FREE  and Part 2 here also for FREE.   The pattern includes all the figures; Mary, Joseph, Jesus (and manger), 2 Shepherds and a lamb, 3 wise men and an angel.   I added my own donkey and a stable with a star on top.  To hold the stable in its shape I put cardboard between crochet panels and sewed them together.   It seems to be holding ok, even after being in storage for a year!  I also added my own mat for the whole nativity to sit on.


I hope you enjoyed my  crochet nativity scene, and if you get a chance the pattern took me less than a week to make and is definitely worth it if you have little ones in the house.   I'll get a photo of it under my tree this year and put it on my social media sites.

See you next week for more Christmas patterns.

Vicky x

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A Very Crochet Christmas - Christmas Elves

 Christmas has come to Cosy Crochet (a bit early I know, but I couldn't wait any longer!)   This week is the first of the Christmas items I have been working on for you - Jingle the Elf.

Now my children are ages 4 and 2 they definitely seem ready to properly buy into all the Christmas traditions and one I have really wanted to start is the Elf of the Shelf.  However, rather than just buying any old elf, I decided to make one.   Although making one elf very quickly turned in to 2 elves!

So this week I would like to introduce to you Jingle and Candy the Christmas Elves.   The kids have already seen me making them and know they will be coming out closer to Christmas to report to Santa how well they are behaving.   What they don't know however, is that elves can get themselves into all sorts of mischief!   I definitely look forward to seeing the kids reactions to what the elves get up to throughout the lead up to Christmas.   I am really hoping they will build up their excitement to Christmas day.



We usually put our decorations up as close to the beginning of December as we can so the elves will probably come out then.  The elves only took me a day to make each and so if you wanted to make 1 or 2 or several of these elves, there is still plenty of time.   They use mostly single crochets (plus increases and decreases) and loop stitch to create their hair.  I used the paintbox simple aran yarns to make them, but any aran yarn would work.

You can find the patterns for the elves below.

I hope you love my elves as much as I do, and I look forward to seeing any of the elves you make.   Keep an eye on my social media platforms to find out more about the mischief that Candy and Jingle get up to in our house over the Christmas period.

See you next week,

Vicky x

Jingle the Elf

Jingle is 16” tall (from his boots to his head) and 23.5” tall from boot to the tip of the hat. 

  

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make Jingle

·        100g balls of aran yarn in green, red, white, brown and skin pink.   (I used paintbox simply aran) (This amount will make you Candy the elf too)

·        Odd pieces of black for sewing mouth, belt and shoe laces

·        2 x 20mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)

·        Stuffing

·        4 mm hook

·        Tapestry needle

·        Stitch marker

·        Scissors

·        2 x bells

 2.  Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

·        Sl st – slip stitch

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Sc inc – single crochet increase

·        Sc dec – single crochet decrease

·        Ch – chain

·        Loop stitch

·        f/l – front loops

·        b/l – back loops

 3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        All these patterns are worked in continuous rounds, do not sl st at the end of each round.   A stitch marker is essential for keeping track of the start of your rows.

·        When changing colour, use the new colour to complete the last yarn over in the final stitch before the colour change.  (e.g. for the stripes in the leg, complete 17 stitches in colour red, for the 18th stitch, insert your hook and pull up the loop in red, but then yarn over and pull through in white.  The work the next row in white. )

 

Gauge

Jingle has no specific gauge, however they need to be as tight as possible to prevent the stuffing from coming out. 

 

Attaching Limbs as you go

Below is a guide to demonstrate how to attach limbs as you go.  You can find the video tutorial here.

To attach a limb you will need to hold your limb next to the body with the opening at the top with the point of the boot where the toes are pointing inwards at the bottom.  The photo to the left shows what you will see when placed correctly.

1.     You will then insert your hook through 2 layers of leg and through the body and pull up a loop through all 3 layers.   Then complete the single crochet. 

All limbs will be attached this way unless otherwise stated.   Each pattern will indicate the number of single crochet stitches required to attach it.

 Arms – make 2 starting with skin pink for the hands

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in magic circle

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(sc inc, 2 sc) x6

24

5-8

Sc around

24

9

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

10

Sc around

18

11

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

 

Switch to red

 

12

Sc around

12

13

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

14

Sc around

18

 

Switch to green

 

15-26

Sc around

18

27

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

 

Stuff arm

 

28

Fold in half and sc through both sides to shut opening

6

 

Legs– make 2 starting in brown for the boots

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in magic circle

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

5

(3 sc, sc inc) x 6

30

6-8

Sc around

30

9

(sc, sc dec) x 4, 18 sc

26

10

(sc dec, sc) x 3, 5 sc, (sc dec) x 4, 4 sc

19

11

3 sc, sc dec, 14 sc

18

12-13

Sc around

18

 

Switch to red

 

14-17

Sc around

18

 

Switch to white

 

18-21

Sc around

18

22-29

Repeat rows 14-21

18

30

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

 

Stuff leg

 

31

Fold in half and sc through both sides to shut opening

6

 

Head & Body – start in skin pink

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in magic circle

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

5

(3 sc, sc inc) x 6

30

6

(4 sc, sc inc) x 6

36

7

(5 sc, sc inc) x 6

42

8-15

Sc around

42

16

(5 sc, sc dec) x 6

36

17

(4 sc, sc dec) x 6

30

18

(3 sc, sc dec) x 6

24

19

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

20

Sc around

18

 

Add eyes between rows 9 and 10 7 stitches apart

 

 

Stuff head

 

21-22

Sc around

18

 

Switch to red

 

23

Sc around

18

24

(sc inc, 2 sc) x 6

24

25

Sc around

24

 

Switch to green

 

26

[ (3 wsc, sc inc to attach arm), (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 ] x 2

30

27

( 4 sc, sc inc) x 6

36

28-39

Sc around

36

 

Switch to brown

 

40-41

Sc around

36

 

Switch to red

 

42

Sc around in b/l

36

43

Sc around

36

44

4 sc, sc dec, attach leg with 4 sc, sc dec, sc, attach leg with 3 sc, sc dec, (4 sc, sc dec) x 3

30

45

( 3 sc, sc dec) x 6

24

46

( 2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

 

Stuff body

 

47

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

48

(sc dec) x 6

6

 

Stuff and sew shut and sew in ends

 

 Bottom of top – in green

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Sc around in the f/l left from row 42 of the body

36

2-3

Sc around

36

 

Sl st cast off and sew in ends

 

 

Hat & hair – start in green

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

3 sc in magic circle

3

2

(sc, sc inc) x 2

6

3

Sc around

6

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 2

8

5

Sc around

8

6

(3sc, sc inc) x 2

10

7

Sc around

10

8

(4 sc, sc inc) x 2

12

9

Sc around

12

10

(5 sc, sc inc) x 2

14

11

Sc around

14

12

(6 sc, sc inc) x 2

16

13

Sc around

16

14

(7 sc, sc inc) x 2

18

15

Sc around

18

16

(8 sc, sc inc) x 2

20

17

Sc around

20

18

(9 sc, sc inc) x 2

22

19

(10 sc, sc inc) x 2

24

20

(11 sc, sc inc) x 2

26

21

(12 sc, sc inc) x 2

28

22

(13 sc, sc inc) x 2

30

23

(14 sc, sc inc) x 2

32

24

(15 sc, sc inc) x 2

34

25

(16 sc, sc inc) x 2

36

26

(17 sc, sc inc) x 2

38

27

(18 sc, sc inc) x 2

40

28-30

Sc around

40

 

Switch to white

 

31-33

Sc around

40

 

Switch to brown

 

34

Sc around in f/l, sl st, ch 1 and turn

40

35

Work loop stitch around, sl st, ch 1

40

36

Work loop stitch for 30 stitches, sl st and cast off with a long tail to sew hat to head

 

 

To Finish

 

1.     Make a 2” pom pom in white and sew to the end of the hat.

2.     Sew the hat to the head using the long brown thread left.   Try to sew around row 34 to leave the loop stitch hair free

3.     Sew a nose across 2 stitches and 2 rows 1 row down in the centre of the eyes in skin pink using a few stitches.

4.     Sew a mouth in black centrally under the nose.

5.     Sew a belt buckle and clip in the middle of the brown rows from the body in black.

6.     Using a long thread of black sew a few stitches to imitate shoe laces and tie the ends together in a bow using a double knot.

7.     Sew a bell on the end of each shoe to complete Jingle’s look.

 

Candy the Elf

 

Candy is 16” tall (from her boots to his head) and 23.5” tall from boot to the tip of the hat. 

  

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make Candy

·        100g balls of aran yarn in green, red, white, brown and skin pink.   (I used paintbox simply aran) (This amount will make you Jingle the elf too)

·        Odd pieces of black for sewing mouth, belt and shoe laces

·        2 x 20mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)

·        Stuffing

·        4 mm hook

·        Tapestry needle

·        Stitch marker

·        Scissors

·        2 x bells

2.  Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

·        Sl st – slip stitch

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Sc inc – single crochet increase

·        Sc dec – single crochet decrease

·        Ch – chain

·        Loop stitch

·        f/l – front loops

·        b/l – back loops

·       Shell Stitch – (5 double crochet in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc, skip 2 stitches) repeat around)

 

3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        All these patterns are worked in continuous rounds, do not sl st at the end of each round.   A stitch marker is essential for keeping track of the start of your rows.

·        When changing colour, use the new colour to complete the last yarn over in the final stitch before the colour change.  (e.g. for the stripes in the leg, complete 17 stitches in colour red, for the 18th stitch, insert your hook and pull up the loop in red, but then yarn over and pull through in white.  The work the next row in white. )

  

Gauge

Candy has no specific gauge, however they need to be as tight as possible to prevent the stuffing from coming out. 

 

Attaching Limbs as you go

Below is a guide to demonstrate how to attach limbs as you go.  You can find the video tutorial here.

To attach a limb you will need to hold your limb next to the body with the opening at the top with the point of the boot where the toes are pointing inwards at the bottom.  The photo to the left shows what you will see when placed correctly.

1.     You will then insert your hook through 2 layers of leg and through the body and pull up a loop through all 3 layers.   Then complete the single crochet. 

All limbs will be attached this way unless otherwise stated.   Each pattern will indicate the number of single crochet stitches required to attach it.

 

Arms – make 2 starting with skin pink for the hands

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in magic circle

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(sc inc, 2 sc) x6

24

5-8

Sc around

24

9

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

10

Sc around

18

11

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

 

Switch to green

 

12

Sc around

12

13

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

14

Sc around

18

 

Switch to red

 

15-26

Sc around

18

27

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

 

Stuff arm

 

28

Fold in half and sc through both sides to shut opening

6

 

Legs– make 2 starting in brown for the boots

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in magic circle

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

5

(3 sc, sc inc) x 6

30

6-8

Sc around

30

9

(sc, sc dec) x 4, 18 sc

26

10

(sc dec, sc) x 3, 5 sc, (sc dec) x 4, 4 sc

19

11

3 sc, sc dec, 14 sc

18

12-13

Sc around

18

 

Switch to green

 

14-17

Sc around

18

 

Switch to white

 

18-21

Sc around

18

22-29

Repeat rows 14-21

18

30

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

 

Stuff leg

 

31

Fold in half and sc through both sides to shut opening

6

 

Head & Body – start in skin pink

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in magic circle

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

5

(3 sc, sc inc) x 6

30

6

(4 sc, sc inc) x 6

36

7

(5 sc, sc inc) x 6

42

8-15

Sc around

42

16

(5 sc, sc dec) x 6

36

17

(4 sc, sc dec) x 6

30

18

(3 sc, sc dec) x 6

24

19

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

20

Sc around

18

 

Add eyes between rows 9 and 10 7 stitches apart

 

 

Stuff head

 

21-22

Sc around

18

 

Switch to green

 

23

Sc around

18

24

(sc inc, 2 sc) x 6

24

25

Sc around

24

 

Switch to red

 

26

[ (3 wsc, sc inc to attach arm), (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 ] x 2

30

27

( 4 sc, sc inc) x 6

36

28-39

Sc around

36

 

Switch to brown

 

40-41

Sc around

36

 

Switch to green

 

42

Sc around in b/l

36

43

Sc around

36

44

4 sc, sc dec, attach leg with 4 sc, sc dec, sc, attach leg with 3 sc, sc dec, (4 sc, sc dec) x 3

30

45

( 3 sc, sc dec) x 6

24

46

( 2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

 

Stuff body

 

47

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

48

(sc dec) x 6

6

 

Stuff and sew shut and sew in ends

 

 

Bottom of top – in red

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Sc around in the f/l left from row 42 of the body

36

2-4

Sc around

36

5

(5 sc, sc inc) x 6

42

6-8

Sc around

42

9

Work 1 row of shell stitch

7 shells

 

Sl st cast off and sew in ends

 

 

Hat & hair – start in green

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

3 sc in magic circle

3

2

(sc, sc inc) x 2

6

3

Sc around

6

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 2

8

5

Sc around

8

6

(3sc, sc inc) x 2

10

7

Sc around

10

8

(4 sc, sc inc) x 2

12

9

Sc around

12

10

(5 sc, sc inc) x 2

14

11

Sc around

14

12

(6 sc, sc inc) x 2

16

13

Sc around

16

14

(7 sc, sc inc) x 2

18

15

Sc around

18

16

(8 sc, sc inc) x 2

20

17

Sc around

20

18

(9 sc, sc inc) x 2

22

19

(10 sc, sc inc) x 2

24

20

(11 sc, sc inc) x 2

26

21

(12 sc, sc inc) x 2

28

22

(13 sc, sc inc) x 2

30

23

(14 sc, sc inc) x 2

32

24

(15 sc, sc inc) x 2

34

25

(16 sc, sc inc) x 2

36

26

(17 sc, sc inc) x 2

38

27

(18 sc, sc inc) x 2

40

28-30

Sc around

40

 

Switch to white

 

31-33

Sc around

40

 

Switch to brown

 

34

Sc around in f/l, sl st, ch 1 and turn

40

35

Work loop stitch around, sl st, ch 1

40

36

Work loop stitch for 30 stitches, cast off

30

37

Go back to the start of row 36 and add another row of loop stitch for 30 stitches

30

 

You can repeat row 37 if you want to make her hair even longer.

 

 

Scarf – in green

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 76

76

2

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and every chain to end

75

 

Cast off and sew in ends

 

 

To Finish

1.     Make a 2” pom pom in white and sew to the end of the hat.

2.     Sew the hat to the head using the long brown thread left.   Try to sew around row 34 to leave the loop stitch hair free

3.     Sew a nose across 2 stitches and 2 rows 1 row down in the centre of the eyes in skin pink using a few stitches.

4.     Sew a mouth in black centrally under the nose.

5.     Sew a belt buckle and clip in the middle of the brown rows from the body in black.

6.     Using a long thread of black sew a few stitches to imitate shoe laces and tie the ends together in a bow using a double knot.

7.     Tie the scarf around Candy’s neck to finish her off.

 


  

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