Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Treasury - Paw Print Crochet Pattern Collection


Fun Collection of 
Paw Print Crochet Patterns 
and ideas of what you can do 
with paw prints.

Click the links to find the crochet patterns: 


If you are looking for some fun ways
 to use paw prints,
here are a couple of things 
I have made using 
 the paw print graph.

Paw print graph 



1. 4 Paws Neon Blanket
I  made four of the graphs 
and sewed them together 
and then stitched around them.
2. Hat, Pillow and Water bottle cozy
(There is no pattern for these,
 To make them, 
I started with the graph first,
Then worked around it.)
Click the link for an explanation
 of how I made this Blanket.
It is quite easy.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Round Cord Rug Crochet Pattern

This Rug was a really fun project.
 I had the mint green super thick cord yarn. 
I don't know the exact weight because
 it was given to me without a wrapper.
 I would guess it was a (6) 12 ply.
Then I used a Red Heart
 Super Saver, Medium Brown.

Skill level : Easy, But a little tricky 

Materials:
Hook size : N/P (10mm)
Large eyed yarn Needle for weaving in ends.
Yarn : 
Super Chunky (6) yarn 
Medium Brown - Red heart Super saver or Worsted Weight yarn of Choice

 Stitches :
Chain  (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Single Crochet  (sc)

Rug  measures approximately 36 inches across.

Pattern  Notes :  Work The Rug in rounds. and stitch loosely for best results, 
st counts in (parenthesis)

We will be crocheting over the bulky yarn, With the Worsted weight yarn.  To keep the yarns from slipping, I tie a knot in the end of the yarn, then begin stitching over the cord about 5 inches from the end. The knot can be cut off when rung is finished and the ends woven in.

R : 1 - Ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join  with a sl st to the 1st sc to form a circle.(8)

R : 2 - 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in each sc around.(16)

R : 3 -   *1 sc in the next st, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(24)

R : 4 - *1 sc in the next 2  sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around. (32)

R : 5  - *1 sc in the next  3 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(40)





R : 6 - *1 sc in the next  4 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around. (48)

 R : 7 - *1 sc in the next  5 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(56)

R : 8 - *1 sc in the next  6 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(62)

R : 9 - *1 sc in the next  7 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(70)

R : 10 - *1 sc in the next  8 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(78)

R : 11 - *1 sc in the next  9 sts, * 2 sc in the next st,  Repeat from * around.(86)

R : 12 - *1 sc in the next  10 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(94)

R : 13 - *1 sc in the next  11 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(102)

R : 14 - *1 sc in the next  12 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(110)

R : 15 - *1 sc in the next  13 sts, * 2 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around.(118) 



  If you want the rug bigger continue to follow the pattern adding increase stitches. 
I continued to until the Rug measured 36 inches

Tie off bulky yarn and weave in the end, leaving the WW yarn still attached.



R : 16 - With just the ww yarn, 1 sl st in 1st St, *skip the next st, 
4 dc in the next st, skip the next st, 1 sl st in the next st,* 
Repeat From *to* around the edge of the Rug.Tie off and weave in the end.

The Rug is very sturdy 
and looks great out back, But

I put it in my Guest room, 
it's just too pretty to put outside!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chihuahua Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern - For Humans

This Pattern has been in the works
 for a few weeks.
It is the first in a series of 
6 Crochet patterns, I am designing
 to match my logo.

I wanted to keep the hat simple 
and yet still resemble
 my Chihuahuas on my Logo.

All patterns will be designed 
using the same colors of
Red Heart Super saver yarn.
Ok, Lets Get Started.

Skill - Easy

Materials -
Hook- H
Yarn Needle
Yarn - Worsted weight Yarn - Red Heart Super Saver, 2 colors ( C1, C2)
             small amount of black and White for eyes.
Stuffing - Tiny amount, Optional for stuffing muzzle

Stitches and Terms -
Chain      ch
Single Crochet         sc
Half Double Crochet        hdc
Double Crochet       dc
Front Post Double Crochet   fpdc
Single Crochet together  Sctog

Sizing - These are approximate sizes
Infant - 6 - 24 mos. ( 12 inches)
Toddler - 2-4 yrs. old ( 14-16 inches)
Youth - 5-10 yrs. old ( 17-19 inches)

Gauge - 14 sts and 12 rows = 4 inches

Note - Ch 1 at end of rows does not count as a st.

R-1 : With C1, (All sizes) Ch3, 8 hdc in second ch from the hook, join, ch1 (8 hdc)

R-2 :  2 hdc in each hdc around, join, ch1 (16 hdc)

R-3 :  Hdc in first st, 2 hdc in second st, *1 hdc in the next st , 2 hdc in the next st*,
 repeat from * to *, join, ch 1 (24 hdc)

R-4 : Hdc in first, * hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *,
 join, ch 1 (32 hdc)

******Skip to R:10 for Infant size

R -5 : *Hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *, join, ch 1 (40 hdc)

R-6 : * Hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st* , repeat from * to *, join ch 1 (48 hdc)

*******Skip to R:10 for Toddler Size

R-7 : *Hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from *to * , join , ch 1
 (56 hdc)

R -8 : * Hdc in first 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *, join , ch 1
(64 hdc)

R-9 : * Hdc in the first 7 sts, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to *, join, ch 1
(72 hdc)

R-10 : Hdc in each st around, join, ch1 (48, 64, 72 hdc)

R-11-12 Infant, R : 11-13 Toddler,  R-11-15  Youth - Repeat R-10 

 You can continue R:10 for as many rows as needed for length.

R -16 : Change to C2, dc in each hdc around, join, ch1 (48, 64, 72 hdc)

R : 17 - Fpdc in the 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st, *fpdc in the next st, hdc in the next st*,
 Repeat From * to * around, join, tie off, weave in ends.



Ears: make 2 - Sizes are in (parenthesis)
R : 1 - With C1, Ch (14, 16, 18), join to the 1st ch, to form a circle.

R : 2 - 1 sc in each ch,

R : 3-(7,9,11,)  Repeat R : 2

R : 12 -Sctog 1st 2 sc, sc in the next 6 sts, sctog next 2 sc, sc in the next 6 sc

R : 13 - Sctog 1st 2 sc, sc in the next 5 sts, sctog next 2 sc, sc in the next 5 sc

R : 14 - Sctog 1st 2 sc, sc in the next 4 sts, sctog next 2 sc, sc in the next 4 sc

R : 15 - Sctog 1st 2 sc, sc in the next 3 sts, sctog next 2 sc, sc in the next 3 sc

R : 16 - Sctog 1st 2 sc, sc in the next 2 sts, sctog next 2 sc, sc in the next 2 sc

R : 17 - Sctog 1st 2 sc, sc in the next 1 sts, sctog next 2 sc, sc in the next 1sc

R : 18 - Tie off, leaving an 8 inch tail of yarn, use the tail of yarn to close
 the hole in the top of the ear.

Place ears on the top of the hat. Using matching yarn sew in place.


Muzzle :
R : 1 - With C2, Ch 3, 6 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to 1st hdc
 with a sl st, ch 1 (6hdc)

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc around, join, ch 1 ( 12 hdc)

R : 3 - *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat From * to * around, join, ch 1
(18 hdc)

R : 4 - *hdc in the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to * around, 
join and Ch 1 ( 24 hdc)

(Tie off for infant size, leaving a 26 inch tail for sewing on hat)

R : 5 - *hdc in the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to * around, 
join and Ch 1 (30 hdc)

(Tie off for toddler size, leaving a 28 inch tail for sewing on hat)

R : 6 - *1 hdc in the next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in the next st*, repeat from * to * around, 
join and Ch 1( 36 hdc)

(Tie off for youth size, leaving a 28 inch tail for sewing on hat)

With Black Yarn Embroider nose and muzzle according the picture.

Stuff with a small amount of stuffing, place on front of hat and
 sew on with matching yarn.



Eyes- Make 2

R : 1 -With Black yarn, Ch 3, 5 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join ( 5hdc)

R : 2 - Change to White yarn, ch1,  2 hdc in each hdc around, join,  ( 10 hdc)

Tie off, leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing eye on the front of hat. Weave in the ends.
Sew on the front of the hat with white yarn.
 I hope you have fun with this pattern. 
Feel free to post a pic of your work,
 to my face book page, 
And keep checking back for 
the next Free crochet 
pattern in the Series.




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mary Jane Slippers - Best Crochet Pattern Ever

Today I am Featuring
Mary Jane Slippers

This crochet pattern is the best 
and easiest pattern I have ever used for
 Mary Jane Slippers
As you can see, I used Vanna's Choice yarn.
I love this particular colorway.
It is perfect for these slippers, 
because it is so soft and durable.
 These slippers are perfect for out on the deck, 
or on the front porch 
watching the dogs play in the front yarn.

I whipped this pair up in about an hour.
Love the Cute buttons I chose too.
You can find the Free Crochet Pattern at this link:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Treasury - Cotton Washcloths, Pot pads and More

When I first started working with cotton yarns
 I did not like the feel of them.
But as I worked with it more and more
 I started to really like it.
 so I began to find patterns
 that were quick to make, 
and fun to make, as well.

I know you will love these.


These patterns are not mine, 
They are ones I found, 
and wanted to try.
I really like them and
 will definitely make more.

You can find the 
Free crochet patterns here:
just click the links

These 4 Crochet patterns
 are Written By me.
All of these are fun, quick 
and easy to make.

You can find the 
Free Crochet patterns Here:
just click the links

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring Flowers Dog Hat - Crochet Pattern

Brand New Crochet Pattern Release-
Spring Flowers Dog Hat

This Dog hat is an open Weave hat, 
so its not so warm and has comfy ear holes, 
as well, as ties to keep the sweet hat
 on your sweet active pooch.

You can find the 
Crochet pattern in my 
and Craftsy Shops.

 Side View of the hat.
 This is a perfect hat to keep the sun off 
your pooches head, 
and will go perfect with any 
spring dress or sweater.

If you would like to purchase a
Spring Flowers Dog hat
Custom made for your pooch
You can do so in my 
Etsy and
Artfire Shops

You can chose any colors!

If you would like a larger size, 
just contact me
 and I will be happy to 
make you a custom 
made hat for your 
med to large pooch!





Friday, April 4, 2014

Pineapple Placemat Crochet Pattern

Last week,while I was visiting my 
Daughter , Elisabeth of

She had the most beautiful Doily 
in the center of her table.
I asked her where she got the pattern.
She said it was a
 Pineapple Place mat pattern,
she found On Ravelry.com.

Isn't It lovely.
Her Kitchen is in John Deere colors 
of yellow and Green.
You can read how she made hers at this
It adds a touch of elegance to her table.
I just loved it so much, 
I had to make me one, too.
I used 2 skeins of Bernat Cotton,
in red and an H hook.

You can find the Free pattern at this 


Here is a close up of my doily.