Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bunny Barefoot Sandals Pattern



Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Small amount of worsted yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft & Red Heart Shimmer)
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge: not needed

Key:
CC = change color
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first stitch of round
MR = Magic Ring
RND = Round
SL ST = slip stitch

Notes:
Start your first stitch of each round in the same space as your chain.
Join your round to the first stitch, not your chain.
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.




Instructions: (Make two.)
With Pink…
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, sc 6, join. (6)
CC = White (or alternate color)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around, join. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 sc in each stitch] 8x, ch 15, sl st to same space, [2 sc in each stitch] 4x, join. (24)
Rnd 4: Ch 6, sl st to 2nd chain from hook, sc, hdc, dc, hdc. Skip 1 stitch, sl st to next stitch, sl st, Ch 6, sl st to 2nd chain from hook, sc, hdc, dc, hdc. Skip 1 stitch, sl st to next stitch.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Ankle Straps: Ch 60, sl st to the back of shamrock, opposite of toe loop, ch 60. Break yarn, trim ends.

Optional
Eyes: Add tiny buttons or a simple embroidery knot with black yarn or embroidery floss to create eyes.
Whiskers: On each side of pink nose (Rnd 1) Add simple back stitches or embroidery stiches with black yarn or embroidery floss to create whiskers.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bunny Ring Pattern


Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Small amount of worsted yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft & Red Heart Shimmer)
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Yarn/tapestry needle

Gauge: not needed

Key:
CC = change color
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first stitch of round
MR = Magic Ring
RND = Round
SL ST = slip stitch

Ring Sizes:
Child = 5 – 7 cm, circumference measured around the finger (Chain 6)
Teen = 6 – 9 cm, circumference measured around the finger (Chain 8)
Adult = 7 – 10 cm, circumference measured around the finger (Chain 10)
*These are average sizes. It’s best to measure the finger for which you are making the ring, if possible.





Notes:
Start your first stitch of each round in the same space as your chain.
Join your round to the first stitch, not your chain.
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.

Instructions:
With Pink…
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, sc 6, join. (6)
CC = White (or alternate color)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around, join. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around, join. (24)
Rnd 4: Ch 6, sl st to 2nd chain from hook, sc, hdc, dc, hdc. Skip 1 stitch, sl st to next stitch, sl st, Ch 6, sl st to 2nd chain from hook, sc, hdc, dc, hdc. Skip 1 stitch, sl st to next stitch.
Break yarn, weave ends.

To Form Ring…
With wrong side facing you and ears pointing up, sl st between Rnds 2 & 3, chain 4 (or 5 for a larger size), sl st to opposite side between Rnds 2 & 3. Break yarn, weave ends.

Optional
Eyes: Add tiny buttons or a simple embroidery knot with black yarn or embroidery floss to create eyes.
Whiskers: On each side of pink nose (Rnd 1) Add simple back stitches or embroidery stiches with black yarn or embroidery floss to create whiskers.





Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bunny Brooch Pattern






Materials:
Small amount of worsted yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft & Red Heart Shimmer)
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Yarn/tapestry needle
Brooch pin or safety pin

Gauge: not needed

Key:
CC = change color
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first stitch of round
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial here)
RND = Round
SL ST = slip stitch

Notes:
Start your first stitch of each round in the same space as your chain.
Join your round to the first HDC, not your chain.
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.

Instructions:
With Pink…
Rnd 1: Magic Ring, sc 6, join. (6)
CC = Grey (or alternate color)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join. (24)
Rnd 4: Ch 10, sl st to 2nd chain from hook, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, hdc 2. Skip 1 stitch, sl st in next 2 stitches. Ch 10, sl st to 2nd chain from hook, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, hdc 2. Skip 1 stitch, sl st to next stitch.
Break yarn, weave into back side, leave 6 – 8” tail to attach to pin.
Add a pin to back of applique to create a brooch, scarf pin or other lapel accessory. You could also add this to a headband, clothing or other projects as an applique.

Optional
Eyes: Add tiny buttons or a simple embroidery knot with black yarn or embroidery floss to create eyes.
Whiskers: On each side of pink nose (Rnd 1) Add simple back stitches or embroidery stiches with black yarn or embroidery floss to create whiskers.




Friday, March 18, 2016

Bunny Treat Pouch Pattern





Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
150 – 200 yards of worsted weight yarn (Caron Simple Soft and Red Heart Shimmer pictured)
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Embellishments (optional)

Gauge:  4 hdc = 1”, 3 rows = 1”

Key:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
SC2TOG = single crochet 2 together
SL ST = slip stitch
JOIN = sl st in 1st st to join
CC = change color
SK = skip

Instructions:

Big Bunny Pouch
Chain 17.
Rnd 1: Hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc across (13 hdc), 3 hdc in last ch space. Working in opposite side of chain, hdc across (13 hdc), 2 hdc in last ch space. Join.  (32 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each sp around, join. (32 hdc)
Rnd 3 – 12: Repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 13: Ch 2, *hdc, ch 1, skip 1 sp, repeat from * around, join. (32 st)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each sp around, join. (32 sc)
Break yarn, weave ends.

Ears
Find edge of pouch, count 6 spaces towards middle of pouch, join accent color to last round of pouch.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc 12, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc 10, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc 8, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc 6, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc 4, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc 2, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog.
Break yarn, weave ends.
Repeat for other edge of pouch. (See image for example.)
With main color, join at corner of one ear (where first row of ear starts).
*Sc up one side of ear, 3 sc in tip of ear, sc down other side of ear, sc across to other ear, repeat from *. Join, break yarn. Weave ends.

Drawstring
To create a cinch closure for your favor pouch…
Ch 70, break yarn. Thread in and out of Rnd 13 of Big Bunny Pouch.


Little Bunny Pouch
Chain 12.
Rnd 1: Hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc across (9 hdc), 3 hdc in last ch space. Working in opposite side of chain, hdc across (9 hdc), 2 hdc in last ch space. Join. (22 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each sp around, join. (22 hdc)
Rnd 3 – 8: Repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, *hdc, ch 1, skip 1 sp, repeat from * around, join. (22 st)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each sp around, join. (22 sc)
Break yarn, weave ends.

Ears
Find edge of pouch, count 4 spaces towards middle of pouch, join accent color to last round of pouch.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc 8, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc 6, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc 4, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc 2, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog.
Break yarn, weave ends.
Repeat for other edge or pouch. (See image for example.)
With main color, join at corner of one ear (where first row of ear starts).
*Sc up one side of ear, 3 sc in tip of ear, sc down other side of ear, sc across to other ear, repeat from *. Join, break yarn. Weave ends.

Drawstring
To create a cinch closure for your favor pouch…
Ch 50, break yarn. Thread in and out of Rnd 9 of Little Bunny Pouch.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Shamrock Bracelet Pattern



Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Worsted yarn in various shades of green.
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Tapestry needle

Gauge: not needed

Key:
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
TRC = triple crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial here)

Wrist Sizes:
Toddler = 4 – 5”
Child = 4 – 6”
Teen = 6 – 8”
Adult = 7 – 9”
*These are average sizes. It’s best to measure the head for whom you are making the headband, if possible.

Instructions:

Leaving a 6 – 8” tail, make a chain with ch stitch for your desired length, break yarn, leaving a 6 – 8” tail.
Change color and repeat Step 1.
Change color again, and repeat Step 1. 
Align three chain lengths and knot together at each end. Trim evenly, leaving 5 – 6” to tie bracelet.
Slide strands through shamrock loops for a festive, simple bracelet or ponytail wrap.

Shamrocks: (Make 1 – 3, as desired)
Start with a Magic Ring.
In your MR, [ch 3, trc, dc, trc, ch 3, sl st to MR] repeat 3 times. Ch 5, sl st to opposite side of MR. Pull MR snug. You should have 4 clover leaves and a small loop on back (to thread headband through). Break yarn, weave ends.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Shamrock Headband Pattern


Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Worsted yarn in various shades of green
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Tapestry needle

Gauge: not needed

Key:
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
TRC = triple crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
MR = Magic Ring

Head Sizes:
Baby = 14 – 16”
Toddler = 16 – 18”
Child = 18 – 20”
Teen = 20 – 21”
Adult = 21 – 22”
*These are average sizes. It’s best to measure the head for whom you are making the headband, if possible.

Instructions:

Headband:
Leaving a 6 – 8” tail, make a chain with ch stitch for your desired length, break yarn, leaving a 6 – 8” tail.
Change color and repeat Step 1.
Align two chain lengths and knot together at each end. Do not trim.
Slide strands through shamrock loops for a festive headband or ponytail wrap.

Shamrocks: (Make 2 – 3)
Start with a Magic Ring.
In your MR, [ch 3, trc, dc, trc, ch 3, sl st to MR] repeat 3 times. Ch 5, sl st to opposite side of MR. Pull MR snug. You should have 4 clover leaves and a small loop on back (to thread headband through). Break yarn, weave ends.


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Shamrock Ring Pattern






Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Worsted yarn in various shades of green. (I especially liked using Red Heart Shimmer for this project for its sparkle.)
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Tapestry needle

Gauge: not needed

Key:
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
TRC = triple crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
MR = Magic Ring

Ring Sizes:
Child = 5 – 7 cm, circumference measured around the finger (Chain 6)
Teen = 6 – 9 cm, circumference measured around the finger (Chain 8)
Adult = 7 – 10 cm, circumference measured around the finger (Chain 10)
*These are average sizes. It’s best to measure the finger for which you are making the ring, if possible.

Instructions:

Start with a Magic Ring.
In your MR, [ch 3, dc, hdc, dc, ch 3, sl st to MR] repeat 3 times. Ch 10 (see ring sizes above for alternate number of chains), sl st to opposite side of MR. Pull MR snug. You should have 4 clover leaves and a small loop on back for the ring portion. Break yarn, weave ends.



Friday, March 4, 2016

Shamrock Barefoot Sandals Pattern


Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
Worsted yarn
US Hook size I/5.50mm
Tapestry needle

Gauge: not needed

Key:
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
TRC = triple crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
MR = Magic Ring

Instructions: (Make two.)

Start with a Magic Ring.
In your MR, [ch 3, trc, dc, trc, ch 3, sl st to MR] repeat 3 times. Ch 15, sl st to MR. Pull MR snug. You should have 4 clover leaves and one toe loop. Break yarn, weave ends.

Ankle Straps: Ch 50, sl st to the back of shamrock, opposite of toe loop, ch 50. Break yarn, trim ends.


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