Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while. I’ve come up with a pattern for a little teddy bear coaster that I think you all might like! The coaster could be used for a large mug, or even a bowl. Of course, the pattern can be modified. You can change the applique into something else, the colors of the square itself – the possibilities are endless! Here is the pattern:

Materials:
*Worsted weight yarn in both dark brown and a cream color
*Size G crochet hook
*yarn needle
*scissors

Instructions:

Coaster:
Round 1: With dark brown, chain 4, join with slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 2: Chain 3 (the beginning chain 3 in this round and every round afterwards counts as first dc), dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring), repeat from ( to ) 2 more times, ending the round with ch 2, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning chain 3.
Round 3:  Chain 3, dc in each dc, do (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next space, dc in each dc, repeat from ( to ) in next space, and continue in this fashion to the end of the round until you get to the last space. In this space, do 2dc, ch 1, 1dc, then sl st in third chain of the beginning chain 3.
Round 4: Repeat round 3 in a similar fashion.
Round 5: Change colors to the cream yarn, and do round 3 in a similar fashion.
Round 6: Change colors to dark brown, and do round 3 in a similar fashion.

Bear face:
Round 1: With cream yarn, chain 3, join with slip stitch.
Round 2: Chain 3, dc in same space as beginning chain, 2dc in each dc around. Fasten off.

Ears: (make 2)
Round 1: With cream yarn, chain 3, 5dc in third chain, fasten off.

Finishing: Sew the pieces of the bear together, and embroider on a face. Weave in all ends.

***If you intend on using this pattern, please do not sell the pattern. You may sell the actual finished product, just not the pattern. Also, please do not say that the pattern is your own. Link back to my blog and give credit where credit is due.

 

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College, Crafting, and Life

     Hello! It has been so long since the last time I blogged. Just thought I’d catch you up on a few things.
I applied to Nichols College in Massachusetts. I was accepted, and had received a scholarship from the school. I am now part of the class of 2015! Other than this, nothing major has been happening. Haven’t done any crafting in a while, so I figured I should start!
I started making another blanket – the star blanket still remains unfinished.  Besides this, I haven’t made a thing! Besides a washcloth, that was about it! I will have a picture of that posted, but that’s for another post.
Here is the picture of the purple granny square blanket. It is still in progress, so I think I’ll join the squares as I go. So far, I have completed  six small squares in a white, light purple, and dark purple color combination and a larger square in the same colors. I have a whole week off from school for spring vacation, so I should be able to get most of it done in my spare time.  I’ll post more pictures later on as I have more of the blanket finished.

I think I’ll do more crocheting when I have the time. I miss designing patterns and posting them here. When I find the time in between schoolwork, and life, I will do more crafting!

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Knitting

I had recently put my name into a drawing on crochetville.com. The user on the site was giving away an envelope filled with knitting books, leaflets, and magazines. I won the drawing, which was not expected at all! I should receive the package sometime later on this week, so I’ll keep you all updated! :)

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Fallen Petals

Bernat Jacquards is a yarn that is self-striping. I had recently bought a skein of the baby Bernat Jacquards, and had no idea what to do with it. It was in a lovely color – different shades of pinks and white with spots of green and darker pink. I’ve tried doing many things with it, but nothing seems to look just right!
The pattern I have designed is very simple, and only uses three stitches: the chain, the single crochet stitch, and the double crochet stitch. It can be either a thin neck warmer, a short scarf, or a long scarf depending on how much of the yarn you have on hand.

Materials:
*Size G crochet hook
*Bernat Jacquards baby yarn in any color

Instructions:
Chain 25.
Row 1 (WS): Dc in third chain from hook. (The two chains you have skipped are considered the first stitch of the row.) *Sc in next stitch, dc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc.
Row 2 (RS): Chain 1. (This chain 1 counts as the first sc in the row.) *dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc in the chain of the previous row.
Row 3 – desired length: Repeat Row 2.

This pattern is very customizable. You can make it short, add buttons to one side, and make a thin neck warmer. You can make it a tad longer, and have a short scarf. You can also make it longer by using more of the same yarn. The possibilities are endless!

***If you intend on using this pattern, please do not sell the pattern. You may sell the actual finished product, just not the pattern. Also, please do not say that the pattern is your own. Link back to my blog and give credit where credit is due.

(A picture of the scarf will be added as soon as I take one!)

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Star Blanket

This is a star blanket I’ve been working on in light pink and lilac baby yarn. It’s coming along quite nicely! :)

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Everyday Cowl

     We all need that one cowl that’s perfect for everyday wear, whether it’s just going for a walk outside or you need a little extra warmth under a heavier jacket. I designed this cowl just for that. I used the same yarn that both the Perfect Scarfette and the Perfect Headband were designed with, so it’s just as warm! Of course, I wrote the pattern down for you all to enjoy! However, I do not have a picture of the Everyday Cowl at the moment, but when I take one, I’ll be sure to upload it for you all to see!

Materials:
*Size G crochet hook
*A wool type yarn

Instructions:
Special Stitch:
V-stitch: dc, chain 1, dc in same chain or space
Chain 115. 
Row 1 (RS):  Dc in 5th chain from hook (counts as first dc, ch 1, dc), skip 2 stitches, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next stitch, repeat from * to * across until the last two stitches, skip 1, dc in last stitch.
Row 2 (WS): Chain 3, *V-st in the V-st of the previous row, V-st in next V-st* across, skip one dc, dc in last stitch.
Repeat Row 2 until you have your desired length. Fasten off, sew one end of the cowl to the other, and weave in all ends.

***If you intend on using this pattern, please do not sell the pattern. You may sell the actual finished product, just not the pattern. Also, please do not say the pattern is your own. Link back to my blog and give credit where credit is due.

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Blending In

     Hello everyone! I’m sorry I have not posted in a while, I’ve been very busy with schoolwork and just life in general! However, I have not forgotten about you guys!
     Recently, I have crocheted my mother a cowl that she absolutely adored with a yarn that was blue, green, and purple mixed into one skein – it was variegated. 
     I love variegated yarn – watching it change from one color to another is mesmerizing to me. The end result is even more fabulous!
     The only problem was choosing what to crochet with this lovely yarn. After searching through Ravelry and a few crochet websites, I haven’t found anything that I wanted to crochet. After thinking for a while, I decided to crochet another cowl just like my mother’s, only in my own pattern that I have created. As always, here’s the pattern for you all to enjoy! However, I do not have a picture at the moment for this particular item, but once I take one, I’ll be sure to upload it for you all to see!

Materials:
*Size G crochet hook
*A thin variegated camouflage colored yarn

Instructions:
Chain 113. You can adjust the number of chains to fit your measurements.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in third chain from hook, hdc in each chain across.
Row 2 (WS): Chain 2 (counts as first hdc throughout), *skip one stitch, chain 1, hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * across.
Row 3 (RS): Chain 2, hdc in next stitch and in each stitch across.
Row 4 – desired length: Repeat Row 3.
Fasten off and weave in your ends. Sew one end of your cowl to the other.
The “eyelet” row is to add a chain or one row of half double crochet to weave through and create a bow. This is completely optional. However, if you do decide to make the “ribbon”, use the same crochet hook and the same yarn, and make a chain until it is your desired length. Complete one row of half double crochet across the chain, fasten off, and weave in your ends. Then weave the “ribbon” through the “eyelet” row, and tie into a bow.

***If you intend on using this pattern, please do not sell the pattern. You may sell the actual finished product, just not the pattern. Also, please do not say the pattern is your own. Link back to my blog and give credit where credit is due.

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