Thursday, November 29, 2012

Crochet Pillow Cover

This is not a crochet pattern,
but rather,
 an explanation of how I crocheted
a pillow cover.
I have lots of left over balls of yarn.......
and a really ugly pillow.
So I figured..... yarn bomb that Ugly pillow!

I chained enough chains  for the length of the pillow
and then added 3 more inches.
For the pattern I chose to do a "sc, dc, sc dc ..." across.
 I randomly chose yarn balls, when one ran out,
I randomly grabbed another one yarn ball.

Once I Had enough rows to cover the pillow,
 I did a row around all four sides of the pillow cover.

So for the other side of the pillow cover,
I decided on Granny squares.
Again just randomly putting colors together.

Next, I attached the front to the back
 by single Crocheting around the 3 sides.
Then I slipped the ugly pillow inside,
and sc  the opening closed.
Finished Striped side of the pillow.

Granny Square side of the pillow.
I really love how it turned out!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dog Poop Christmas Ornament...REALLY!

OK..... I thought of this the other day
 when I was out
on the front lawn doing 'Dog Poop Patrol"
with my Grand kids who are 3 and 4 yrs old. 
I gave each one a different color plastic
poop bag and we began to pick it up
putting it in the bigger trash bag.
They thought it was a fun game and
They loved it.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

This Pattern has been used for

 Dog and Animal Rescue fund raisers.
It is a great Seller!

It is a fun "Gag" gift for any one who has small pooches like me.

Dog Poop Christmas Ornament

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Skill : Super Easy

Tape measure
Hook - G
Yarn Needle

Yarn : Small amount of Worsted Weight Brown, red, green, white

tiny amount of white fuzzy or short furry yarn for trim and pompom
Tiny amount of stuffing


Chain ( ch)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Single Crochet Decrease ( sc dec)


We will be working in rounds,
starting from the Santa hat tip.

R : 1 - With red yarn, ch 3, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,

join with a sl st to 1st sc to form a circle (5 sc)

R : 2 - 1 sc in the 1st sc, 2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in next sc,

2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in the last sc, (7 sc)

R : 3 - *1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc,

repeat from * twice, 1 sc in the last st (10 sc)

R : 4 - 1 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

R : 5 -7 Repeat R : 4, Stuff the hat.

R : 8 : Change to brown yarn, Repeat R: 4

( we will add the white hat trim at the end)

R : 9 -21 - Repeat R : 4 - stuff the poop section.

( You can continue to add rounds for a longer piece of poop.)

R : 22 - St 1st and 2nd sc tog ( 1 st sc dec)
 St 4 more Sc dec (5 sc dec)

R : 23 - Continue to stitch sc dec until the opening closes,

 tie off pulling the extra yarn inside.

Hat Trim and Pompom

Trim: Thread a 12 inch piece of fuzzy white yarn on your needle. 

Stitch loose long stitches around the hat, you may need to pull a little
 to keep them even.

Pompom- Wrap yarn around one finger loosely, pull a 12 inch piece of yarn

 through the loop and tie. I didn't cut mine, but you can if you want too. 
Use the 2 long ends to attach to top of hat.


Stitch 2 French knots or short stitches for the eyes With the White yarn.
Stitch a smile on with red yarn.

Then with green yarn, cut 2 12 inch length, then count down 5 rounds from the hat 

and tie them around the poop, so it pulls in and form a head. Tie in the front and trim.

Cut another 12 piece of green yarn and loop through the hat to form the tie.

I hope you think this is as funny as me
and my grand kids do.We just put up the
Christmas tree and it was the
first ornament on the tree!

Keep your negative comments to your self.
 This ornament is meant as a light hearted,
silly ornament.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Yarn, Yarn, and More Yarn !

My Grandkids are here visiting
 and they love yarn!
Today they decided to try to crochet.
So I gave them some
yarn and a hook.....

And they began to create........

They strung the yarn,
From the kitchen to the living room to......

down the stairs and back up again.....

Back to the kitchen......
back over  to the family room.
(sorry this pic is sideways...I can't seem to fix it)

I Love Yarn!
They had fun 'cleaning up" all the yarn too!
We had fun and made great memories!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chihuahua Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

The Chihuahua Christmas Tree Ornament 
is also a perfect applique.
And The little Santa Hat is fun and festive
 all by itself.
Make one that looks like your dog and
 Place the Ornament on your tree,
or add it to a Stocking, place setting, scarf or hat.

See the Video on my Youtube Channel 
at this LINK

Chihuahua Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern
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Skill: Easy

Hook - G/ 4.5 MM
Yarn Needle
Yarn - Worsted Weight ( 4) A small amount of each :Beige, borown,
          Red heart Sparkle, White Buttercup
Stitch Marker
Stuffing - Small amount for head - Optional

Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Santa Hat : The hat is stitched in the round.

R: 1- with red, ch 2, 4 hdc in second ch from hook. (4 hdc)

R: 2- hdc in each hdc around. (4 hdc)

R: 3 - 2 hdc in each hdc around. (8 hdc)

R: 4 - hdc in each hdc around. (8 hdc)

R: 5 - (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc) around. (12 hdc)

R: 6 - Hdc in each hdc around. (12 hdc)

R: 7 - (2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc) around. (16 hdc)

R: 8 - R:  9  hdc in each hdc around. (16 hdc)

R: 10 - Hdc in each hdc around. (16 hdc)

R: 11 - Change to the white buttercup yarn, sc in each hdc around
brim of hat, tie off. (16 sc)

Pom pom:

To make pom pom, wrap the buttercup yarn around your 3 middle finger
 about 10 - 20 times. cut a piece of the yarn about 9 inches long and tie across
the middle of the loops. Do not cut the loops or you will have a huge mess.
Attach the pom pom to the top of the hat.

Chihuahua Head: Make 2
Ch1 does not count as a stitch.

R: 1 - With beige yarn, ch 3, 8 sc in the 2nd ch, join in a circle, ch 1(8sc)

R: 2 - 2 sc, in each sc around, join ch 1(16sc)

R: 3 - 2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in the next sx, repeat around , join ch 1(24sc)

R: 4 - 2 sc in the next sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc, join, ch 1 (32sc)

R: 5 - Repeat R : 4, tie off (40sc)

Place the 2 circles together and sc around the outer edge of the Circles,
 leaving a small opening at the bottom about an inch long,
If stuffing - stuff as full as you like, then sew closed by continue the sc around
 the circles, tie off.

Ears: Make 2

With beige yarn, ch 9, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in next 2 sc,
 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 3 sc in the next 3 sc,

Change to cream, ch1, 1 sc inneach sc in the top of ear,
 2 sc, 1sc in each sc, tie off
Sew onto the sides of he head.

Eyes: Make 2

With Black, ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle,
Change to white yarn, 2 sc in each sc around, join tie off,
Set on the front of face and sew in place.

Nose Stripe:

With cream yarn, Ch 11, 1 dc in the in the 2nd ch from the hook,
1 hdc in the next ch, 1 sc in the next 5 chs, 1 hdc in the next ch,
 1 dc in the las two chs, turn and slip stitch 3 times in the side of
 the last dc, place on front of applique and sew in place.

With Black yarn, stitch few long sts to make the end of the nose.

Sew on Santa hat with red yarn, then Sew on The Chihuahua
 ears with matching yarn.


With red yarn attach yarn with a slst to the right side of the back
of the hat, ch 10, attach to the opposite side of the hat with a sl st, and tie off.
Just the Santa Hat
Or the Chihuahua wearing the Santa Hat,
Both are Cheerful and fun!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Ruffelina Carnation Crochet Pattern

Ruffelina Carnation is made from
Ruffelina Yarn and Worsted weight Yarn.
And it takes very little of both
 yarns for a fun and pretty  flower.

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Skill Level : Easy ( but the ruffle yarns can be a little tricky)

Hook : G
Yarn Needle
Yarn :Worsted Weight - Red heart Christmas Glitter yarn -
Small amount for flower center (any worsted Weight yarn will work)
Ruffelina Yarn - about 2 yards
This pattern will also work with any of the Ruffle yarns as well.

Stitches used:
Chain - ch
Single Crochet -sc
Half Double Crochet - hdc
Slip stitch -sl st

R: 1 Ch 3, 8 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join to the 1st hdc with a sl st to form a circle, ch 1

R : 2 - 1 sc in the 1st st, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, Repeat from * around, join,

Cut yarn leaving a Small Tail. Close the hole left in the center

R : 3 We will be adding the Ruffelina Yarn on this row:

Step 1: loop the 1st loop of the ruffle yarn on the hook and pull through the loop of the ww yarn,
Step 2 : loop 3 loops of the Ruffle yarn onto the hook,

Step 3 : Pull the 3 loops through the 1st loop of Ruffle yarn,

Step 4 : Then put 1 loop of the Ruffle yarn on the hook,

Step 5 : Pull that loop through the 3 loops on the hook.

Continue to Repeat Steps 2 - 5 in each st around the flower center.

tie off and attach to just about anything!!!!
I totally love this flower pattern!