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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Easter Egglet: Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Easter Egglet
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
When I was a kid, I used to watch a Garfield cartoon at my Grandma’s with one character that was an egg that was afraid to hatch.  Whether your Egglet is afraid to hatch or just making a fashion statement, he or she will be a perfect addition to any Easter basket.  Feel free to make the Egg without legs if you’d like a more classic design.
If you are particularly sensitive to smell, you might want to use a different yarn as the Floral Bouquet yarn is scented.
Skill Level-Easy
Gauge- Not important
Finished Measurements- 2” tall x4 ½ ”wide
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 .5 oz Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn #5742 Floral Bouquet
                 Less than .05 oz Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn #1628 Bright Orange
Materials-
                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
                 Polyester Fiberfill
Special stitches-
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

Egg
Use Floral Bouquet yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc  in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 times around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3 sts] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 4: [Inc, Sc 4] rep 3 times around (18 sts)
Rnd 5: [Inc, Sc 5] rep 3 times around (21 sts)
Rnd 6: [Inc, Sc 6] rep 3 times around (24 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 24 (24 sts)


Rnd 8: [Inc, Sc 7] rep 3 times around (27 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 27 (27 sts)
Rnd 10: [Inc, Sc 8] rep 3 times around (30 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc 30 (30 sts)
Rnd 12: [Dec, Sc 4] rep 5 times around (25 sts)
Rnd 13: [Dec, Sc 3] rep 5 times around (20 sts)
Rnd 14: [Dec, Sc 2] rep 5 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 15: [Dec, Sc] rep 5 times around (10 sts)
Stuff.
Rnd 16: Dec 5 (5 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Legs
Use Bright Orange yarn. Make 2.
Row 1: Ch 10. 
Row 2: Turn.  Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the next 3 sts to form the first toe. [Ch 4. Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the next 3 sts.] Rep 2 times to form the 2nd and 3rd toes.  Sl st in the remaining 6 sts of the chain-row to finish the leg.
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends, closing off any remaining opening.
Finishing-

Sew the base of both legs to the base of the egg.  Draw any loose ends back into the finished egg.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Variations for the Basic Baby Hat

Basic Baby Hat Variations
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
Here are some variations for the Basic Baby hat pattern.  Feel free to use any colors of yarn you want.  Start with the Basic Baby Hat Pattern found here; then crochet whichever details you’d like to add.
Skill Level-Easy
Gauge- 4 hdc stitches per inch
Finished Measurements- 4 1/2” tall x roughly 13” around
Materials-
                 Simply Soft yarn in colors of your choice
                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
                 Polyester Fiberfill
Special stitches-
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch
Bears
Ears
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Hdc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Hdc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (2 Hdc) rep in each st around (16 sts)

Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Nose
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in the first 3 sts, Sc in the last 3 (9 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Eyespots
For the grizzly bear.
Rnd 1: Hdc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Hdc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (2 Hdc) rep in each st around (16 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Finishing-
Sew the nose just above the rim of the front center of the hat.  For the polar bear, stitch eyes on either side of the nose.  For the grizzly bear, stitch eyes on the eyespots and attach eyespots on either side of the nose.  For both bears, add ears last.  I flatten the hat with the face on the front and sew the ears just behind the top edge of the hat. Feel free to experiment with the positioning and use the pictures as a guide.
Bugs
Eyespots
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Nose
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in the first 2 sts, Sc in the next 1] rep 2 times around (10 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Antenna (Set One)
Use the same color yarn you used for the bug head.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 4: [Dec, Sc 3] rep 3 times around (12 sts)
Rnd 5: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Rnds 6-7: Sc 6 (6 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Antenna (Set Two)
Use the same color yarn you used for the bug nose.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 4: [Dec, Sc 3] rep 3 times around (12 sts)
Rnd 5: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Switch to black yarn. Ch 10.
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Finishing-
Sew the nose just above the rim of the front center of the hat.  Use black yarn to sew an eye on each eyespot.  Sew the finished eyespots to either side of the nose.  For Antenna (Set One), sew the final round of the antenna to the top of the hat.  For Antenna (Set Two), sew the loose end of the chain to the top of the hat.
Skunk
Ears
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in the first st, Sc in the next] rep 3 times around (9 sts)
Rnd 3:[Inc 2, Sc] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Nose
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in the first 3 sts, Sc in the last 3 (9 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Eyespots
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Stripe
Row 1: Ch 26
Round 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the first 24 ch-sts.  3 Sc in the last ch-st, turning around the end of the ch.  Sc 24 back down the other side of the ch.
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Finishing-

Sew the nose just above the rim of the front center of the hat.  Use black yarn to sew an eye on each eyespot.  Sew the finished eyespots to either side of the nose.  Sew on the ears and then sew the stripe up the back of the head so that it ends in the middle of the skunk’s forehead.