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Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-3 months old; Hat Circumference = 13″; Hat Height = 5″

Gauge: 5 rows x 6 stitches in hdc = 2 inches

Materials

Yarn:

 James C Brett Flutterby Chunky (100% supersoft polyester; 192 yards [175 meters]/100 grams): #11 Apple (1 ball), #12 Fondant (1 ball)

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry/yarn needle, scissors

Pattern

Rnd 1: Using fondant yarn, ch 2. 8 hdc in 1st ch. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in the 1st st. 2 hdc in every st. Do not sl st in  1st st of this rnd. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in 1st st. *1 hdc in next st. 2 hdc in nxt st. Repeat from the * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in 1st st. *1 hdc in next 2 sts. 2 hdc in  next st. Repeat from the * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in 1st st. *1 hdc in next 3 sts. 2 hdc in  next st. Repeat from the * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (40 sts)
Rnds 611: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 hdc in next 40 sts. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd.
Rnd 12: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 40 sts. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd.
Rnd 13: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 40 sts. Sl st in 1st st of this rnd.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Pom Poms

Make 2 pom poms using both yarn colours (Make sure each pom pom measures 3.5″ in size). Taking the tapestry/wool needle, attach 1 pom pom to each top corner of the hat, making sure to space them out evenly.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Embellishments

Felt Eye: The white piece of felt measured 2.5″ in diameter (You might need to use 2 layers so it’s not see-through). The black piece of felt measured 1″ in diameter.
Sew the black piece of felt on top of the white piece of felt. Cut out a small piece of white felt, and sew it in the corner of the black felt.
Smile: Using some black yarn, stitch a smile beneath the eye. Cut out 2 small white felt triangles, and sew them onto the smile to create teeth.
Hair Bows: The hair bows measured 1″ in width, and 2.5″ in length. You’ll need to create 2 hair bows. Then sew 1 hair bow in front of each pom pom.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Chest Size 26 (28, 30, 32)” to fit chest 24 (26, 28, 30)”

2” positive ease recommended

Shown in size 30”

Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in esc with larger hook

Materials

Yarn: Berroco Comfort Chunky (50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon; 150 yards [138 meters]/100 grams): #5750 Primary Red (4 (5, 6, 7) skeins)

Hooks: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) for Body; US size J/10 (6.0 mm) for ribbing

Notions: Tapestry needle, three 7/8” buttons, sewing needle, matching thread, two elbow patches (3.5” x 5”)

Special Stitches

Esc – Insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through first loop on hook, yo, pull through two loops on hook.

Esc2tog – Insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull though first loop on hook, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through first loop on hook, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern Ribbing

With smaller hook and MC, ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (10 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp only of each sc across, turn.
Rep Row 2 until piece meas 13 (14, 15, 16)”, ending with a WS row.

Back

Change to larger hook.

Row 1: Work 42 (46, 50, 54) esc evenly across long side of ribbing, turn. (42 (46, 50, 54) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, esc in each st, turn.

Rows 3-18 (22, 26, 30): Rep Row 2.

Armhole Shaping

Row 1: Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, esc to last 2 sts, turn, leaving last 2 sts unworked. (38 (42, 46, 50) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, esc in each st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, esc2tog, esc to last 2 sts, esc2tog, turn. (36 (40, 44, 48) sts)

Rep Rows 2-3, 6 (7, 8, 9) more times. (24 (26, 28, 30) sts)

Rep Row 3, 1 (2, 2, 3) more times. (22 (22, 24, 24) sts)

Fasten off.

Front

Work Ribbing same as Back.

Work Front same as Back to Armhole Shaping.

Armhole Shaping

Row 1: Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, esc to last 2 sts, turn, leaving last 2 sts unworked. (38 (42, 46, 50) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, esc in first 16 (18, 20, 22) sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (16 (18, 20, 22) sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, esc2tog, esc to end, turn. (15 (17, 19, 21) sts)

Row 4: Work even in esc, turn.

Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4. (14 (16, 18, 20) sts)

Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 3-4. (13 (15, 17, 19) sts)

Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 3-4. (12 (14, 16, 18) sts)

Size 26 Only
Rep Row 4 once more.

Sizes 28 (30) Only

Rep Rows 3-4, 2 (3) times more. (12 (13) sts)

Size 32 Only

Repeat rows 3-4, 4 times more. (14 sts)

Rep Row 4.

All Sizes Neck Shaping

Row 1: Ch 1, esc2tog, work to last st, turn, leaving last st unworked. (11 (11, 12, 13) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, esc2tog, esc to end, turn. (10 (10, 11, 12) sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, esc2tog, esc to last 2 sts, esc2tog, turn. (8 (8, 9, 10) sts)

Row 4: Rep Row 3. (6 (6, 7, 8) sts)

Row 5: Rep Row 3. (4 (4, 5, 6) sts)

Fasten off.

Join yarn at opposite armhole edge and repeat neck shaping.

Sleeve

Work Ribbing same as Back until piece meas 7 (7, 8, 8)” from beginning.

Change to larger hook.

Row 1: Work 24 (24, 28, 28) esc evenly across long side of ribbing, turn. (24 (24, 28, 28) sts)

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, esc in each st, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 esc in first st, esc to last st, work 2 esc in last st, turn. (26 (26, 30, 30) sts)

Rep Rows 2-6, 2 (3, 4, 5) times more. (30 (32, 38, 40) sts)

Work even for 6 (6, 8, 10) rows.

Cap Shaping

Row 1: Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, esc to last 2 sts, turn, leaving last 2 sts unworked. (26 (28, 34, 36) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, esc in each st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, esc2tog, work to last 2 sts, esc2tog, turn. (24 (26, 32, 34) sts)

Rep Rows 2-3, 2 (4, 3, 4) times more. (20 (18, 26, 26) sts)

Rep Row 3, 9 (8, 12, 12) times more. (2 sts)

Fasten off.

Collar

With smaller hook, join yarn at Left Front neck edge in the corner of opening.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc2tog corner and first skipped sc, sc across next 6 skipped sts, sc2tog last skipped sc and corner space, turn. (8 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 7 sts, sc2tog blo last st and one st of Body, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 around collar to Right Front neck edge.

Finishing

Overlap bottom of collar and stitch in place.

Sew buttons in place as seen on photos.

Make button loops across from buttons as follows:

Join yarn with smaller hook in left edge of ribbing, ch 20, join with slip st to same space as joining. Fasten off.

Sew elbow patches on with sewing needle and matching thread.

Weave in ends.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: 6 to 12 Months: (16 inch headband)

Gauge: 3 ½ sc by 3 ½ rows high = 1 sq. inch

Materials

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn (30 grams)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle, ribbon (optional)

Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 5, sl st to join and form a ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, make 10 dc in the ring.
Rnd 3: Ch 2 and turn, make 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st to join. (22 stitches, ch 2 counts as one stitch)
Rnd 4: Repeat Rd 3. (44 stitches)
Rnds 5-25: Ch 1 and turn, sc in each stitch around, sl st to join.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Fold up the bottom of the hat approx. 2 inches.

Optional

Pass ribbon through a few stitches of the hat and tie into a bow.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: Fits standard size bed pillow; 20” L x 15” W x 16” H, when folded as toy.

Gauge: 11 sts and 10 rows = approx. 4” [10 cm] in hdc

Materials

Yarn: Premier Yarn Toy Box (100% Acrylic; 109 yards [100 meters]/100 grams): #1056-12 Frisbee (C1, 6 skeins), #1056-07 Silly Putty (C2, 3 skeins), #1056-10 Jump Rope (C3, 1 skein), #1056-11 Kite (C4, 1 skein)

Premier Yarn Everday Bulky (100% Acrylic; 87 yards [80 meters]/86 grams): #1068-05 Black (C5, 5 yards)

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, standard size bed pillow, Fairfield Poly-Fil® Premium Fiber Fil, 3 safety pins, 5” wide cardboard

Special Stitches

Sl st join: At beg of row, with sl knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull lp up and through lp on hook to complete as a sl st, sl st join is included in stitch count.

Sc join: With sl knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through both lps on hook to complete as a sc, sc join in included in stitch count.

Dec: Work 2 sts together.

Pattern Notes

Ch 2 at beg of rows or rnds does not count as a st.

Hdc stitches are worked in spaces between stitches of previous rows or rnds and not worked in the tops of stitches unless otherwise stated.

Join with a sl st to first stitch of rnd unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Head Back

Rnd 1: With C1, ch 2 (does not count as hdc), 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join to first hdc of rnd. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in sp between each st around, join to first hdc of rnd. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in first sp, 2 hdc in next sp, [hdc in next sp, 2 hdc in next sp] around, join to first hdc of rnd. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first sp, hdc in next 2 sps, [2 hdc in next sp, hdc in next 2 sps] around, join to first hdc of rnd. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in first sp, hdc in next 2 sps, 2 hdc in next sp, [hdc in next 3 sps, 2 hdc in next sp] around, join to first hdc of rnd. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first sp, hdc in next 4 sps, [2 hdc in next sp, hdc in next 4 sps] around, join to first hdc of rnd. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in first sp, hdc in next 4 sps, 2 hdc in next sp, [hdc in next 5 sps, 2 hdc in next sp] around, join to first hdc of rnd. (56 hdc)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first sp, hdc in next 6 sps, [2 hdc in next sp, hdc in next 6 sps] around, join to first hdc of rnd. Fasten off. (64 hdc)

Head Front

Rnds 1-8: Work same as for Head Back, do not fasten off at end of Rnd 8.

Body Front

Row 1: Beg at sides of Body, with C1, ch 47, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped first 2 chs do not count as hdc) and in each ch across, turn. (45 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in first sp, [hdc in next sp] across, turn.

Rows 3-62: Rep Row 2. Fasten off after last row.

Long Edge Border:

*With RS facing, use 3 safety pins to divide long edge of Body into 4 equal sections. Working in ends of rows with C1, sc join to first row at corner, work 16 sc evenly spaced to first pin, work 17 sc evenly spaced in each section across, ending at next corner. Fasten off. Rep from * to add Long Edge Border to ends of rows on opposite long edge of Body. (68 sc)

Body Back

Rows 1-62: With C2, rep Rows 1-62 same as for Body Front.

Long Edge Border

Note: This edging is not the same as the Body Front Long Edge Border. Work a sl st row, followed by a sc row, using C1.

Row 1: *With RS facing, use 3 safety pins to divide long edge of Body into 4 equal sections. With C1 and RS facing, working in ends of rows at sides, sl st join to end of first row at corner, work 16 sl st evenly spaced to first pin, work 17 sl sts evenly spaced in each section across, ending at next corner. Fasten off. Rep from * to add sl sts to ends of rows on opposite long edge of Body. (68 sl st)

Row 2: With C1 and last border row RS facing, working in tops of sl sts of previous row, sc join to sl st join of border, sc in each sl st across. Fasten off. Rep in same manner to sc across border Row 1 on opposite long edge of Body. Fasten off. (68 sc)

Joining Rnd: With Body Front and Back WS together and Front RS facing, using C1, working through both layers in tops of sts, sc join to first st of Row 62, sc in each st across to corner (do not add any sts or chs at corners), sc in each st across border to corner, sc in each ch along opposite side of foundation chain of Row 1 to corner, insert pillow into Body, sc in each st across border to corner, join to first sc of rnd. Fasten off. (158 sc)

Button Band

Row 1: With Body Front RS facing, use safety pin to mark center of one short end of Body, working in tops of sc sts, with C1, sl st join in 3rd st to right of pin, ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next 6 sts, turn. (7 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, working in sp between sts, [hdc in next sp] across, turn.

Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2.

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc dec over first 2 sps, ch 3, sk 3 sps (button hole), hdc dec over last 2 sps, turn. (2 hdc)

Row 7: Ch 1, sl st in first st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sl st in next st. Fasten off. (2 sl st, 3 sc)

Button Tab

Row 1: Rep Row 1 of Button Band to mark center and st on opposite short end of Body.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc dec over first 2 sps, hdc in next 3 sps, hdc dec over last 2 sps, turn. (5 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc dec over first 2 sps, hdc in next st, hdc dec over last 2 sps. Fasten off. (3 hdc)

Button

Rows 1-2: With C2, rep rnds 1-2 same as for Head. Fasten off leaving a 12” tail.

Paw Bottom (make 4)

Row 1: With C4, ch 2, 4 hdc in 2nd ch (center of paw) from hook, turn. (4 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first sp, [2 hdc in next sp] 3 times, turn. (8 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first sp, 2 hdc in next sp, [hdc in next sp, 2 hdc in next sp] 3 times, turn. (12 hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in first sp, hdc in next sp, 2 hdc in next sp, [hdc in next 2 sps, 2 hdc in next sp] 3 times, turn. (16 hdc)

Edging: Working in ends of rows along straight edge of Paw, ch 1, sc in end of Row 4, work 5 sc evenly spaced to just before center, 2 sc in center, work 5 sc evenly spaced to within last row, sc in top of beg ch-2 of last row. Fasten off leaving an 18” tail.  (14 sc)

Paw Top (make 4)

Rows 1-4: With C3, make same as for Paw Bottom.

Edging: Work same as for Paw Bottom, do not fasten off at end of Edging.

Partial Joining Rnd: Place Paw Top and Bottom WS together, with Top RS facing, working through both layers, sc in side of last st made, sc in each st across Row 4, sc in side of last st made. Fasten off leaving an 18” tail. (16 sc)

Nose

Rnd 1: With C4, rep Rnd 1 of Head.

Fasten off

Cheeks (make 2)

Rnds 1-3: With C3, rep Rnds 1-3 of Head.

Fasten off.

Ear (make 2 using C1 for Ear Backs and 2 using C4 for Ear Fronts)

Row 1: Beg at ear top, ch 3, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in last ch, turn. (3 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in sp between each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first sp, hdc in next sp, 2 hdc in next sp, turn. (5 hdc)

Rows 4-21: Ch 2, [hdc in each sp] across, turn.

Row 22: Ch 2, hdc dec over next 2 sps, hdc in next sp, hdc dec over last 2 sps, turn. (3 hdc)

Row 23: Ch 2, hdc dec over rem 3 sps (ear tip), do not fasten off. (1 hdc)

Edging: Working in ends of rows along left side edge, work 32 sc evenly spaced in ends of rows to center of Row 1 (ear top), work 32 sc in same manner along opposite side of ear to tip. (64 sc)

Fasten off.

Finishing Tail Pom Pom
  1. Cut 1 strand C1, 1 strand C2, 3 strands C3, and 1 strand C4, each into 5-yard lengths. Wrap lengths around a 5” wide piece of cardboard. Remove from cardboard and tie in center with an 18” length of C1. Cut loops at each end and trim as desired.
Assembly
  1. Divide 1 yard of C3 into 2 plies. Referring to photo for placement, use 1 ply and tapestry needle to sew cheeks WS up onto Head slightly below center or where desired. Add a handful of fiberfill under cheeks before closing.
  2. With RS of Nose facing, pull yarn tails of Nose through Head between and slightly above cheeks and tightly knot on WS of head to secure. Using photo as placement guide, thread remainder of one yarn tail through needle, *insert needle from WS to RS through Head to make 1 long straight stitch between cheeks; rep from * to make 2nd long stitch over first. Knot to secure on WS. Use remaining yarn tail to sew additional, tacking stitches around nose where desired.
  3. With WS of eyes facing, pull yarn tails of eyes through Head slightly above Nose and knot tightly on WS of Head to secure. Thread remainder of yarn tails through needle and use to sew additional, tacking stitches around eyes where desired.
  4. Place Ear Front and Back WS together, working in tops of sts, sl st join C1 through both layers at center top of ear, sl st in each st to center of ear tip, ch 1, sl st around opposite side of ear, join to first st. Fasten off.
  5. With Head Front and Back WS together and Front facing, working loosely, keeping an even tension, sl st through both layers in each st around to within desired ear placement at top of Head, *position one ear RS facing between layers, [insert hook through next st of front, ear and back, yo, pull lp through lp on hook to complete as a sl st] 3 times**, [sl st in next st of Head] 4 times; rep from * to **, to add 2nd ear, sl st in each rem st around, stuffing Head with fiberfill before closing, join to first sl st. Fasten off.
  6. With Body and Paw Top RS facing, insert any Body corner into Paw, use tapestry needle and C3 yarn tail to sew Paw Top to Body Front. Place a large handful of fiberfill under Paw Front. Flip Body over, use C4 yarn tail to sew Paw Bottom to Body Back. Rep in same manner to add Paws and fiberfill to remaining 3 corners of Body.
  7. Use yarn tails to sew Pom Pom to center of 1 long edge of Body.
  8. Use C1 to sew head to opposite long edge of Body.
  9. Use yarn tails to sew Button to center of Button Tab. Fold Bunny Body in half and insert Button through button hole in Button Band.

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Skill Level: Beginner 

Size: 31″ (78.75 cm) wide x 35″ (89 cm) long

Gauge: Gauge not important

Materials

Yarn:

 Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 315 yards [288 meters]/170 grams): #9702 Off White (A, 2 skeins), #0003 Pistachio (B, 1 skein), #9776 Lemonade (C, 1 skein), #0016 Melon (D, 1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle

Pattern

With A, ch 182.
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, *3 dc into next ch, dc in each of the next 5 chs, sk next 2 chs, 1 dc into each of the next 5 chs; repeat from * to last 6 chs, 3 dc into next ch, dc each of the last 5 chs, turn.
Row 2: Sc into 2nd dc, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 4 dc, *3 dc into next dc, dc in each of the next 5 dc, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc into each of the next 5 dc; repeat from * to last 6 sts, 3 dc into next dc, 1 dc into each of the next 5 dc, turn.
Repeat row 2, changing colors in the following sequence:
Rows 3-6: A.
Row 7: B.
Rows 8-9: A.
Row 10: C.
Rows 11-12: A.
Row 13: D.
Rows 14-15: A.
Repeat color sequence for rows 7-15 six more times.
End with 4 more rows in A. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block lightly if desired.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: 48” x 60”, excluding border (customizable in 12” increments)

Gauge: 12 sts and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Materials

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic; 170 yards [156 meters]/100 grams): 113 Scarlet (Color A), 3 balls; 134 Terracotta (Color B), 3 balls; 159 Lemon (Color C), 3 balls; 100 White (Color D), 3 balls; 175 Radiant Lime (Color E), 3 balls

Hook: US size K/10½ (6.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

CSDC Chainless Standing Double Crochet (used as a substitute for a ch-3): Pull up lp on hook to height of a standard double crochet, securing lp on hook with finger, twist lp around hook as for a yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through 2 lps (see video CAL for demonstration).

Join first st with dc: Hold end of yarn in unused fingers of hook hand, yo hook twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through 2 lps. (see video CAL for demonstration)

Pattern Notes

This pattern as written creates a throw sized blanket using twenty 12” squares. For a bigger or smaller blanket, adjust the number of squares used.

Block #1 uses “turned rounds” or “joined rows”. Though you are working in the round, turn when indicated to work in the opposite direction, from the Wrong Side (WS) of the block.

Pattern Block #1 – Solids (make 4 starting with Color A, 3 starting with Color B, and 3 starting with Color C)

Ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: CSDC in the ring, 2 dc, (ch 2, 3 dc) 3 times, ch 2, join to CSDC with sl st, turn – 12 dc.

Rnd 2: (CSDC, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join, turn – 28 dc.

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, *dc in each st to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, join and turn – 44 dc.

Rnds 4-6: Rep Rnd 3 – 96 dc.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3, break yarn, do not turn – 108 dc.

Rnd 8: With Color D, join to any st with dc, rep Rnd 3, break yarn, do not turn – 124 dc.

Rnd 9: With Color E, join to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 5 hdc in same ch-2 sp, *hdc in next 12 sts, switch to Color D, hdc in next 7 sts, switch to Color E, hdc in next 12 sts**, 5 hdc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, finishing last rep at **, join, break yarn – 144 hdc.

Block #2 – Stripes (make 10)

Row 1: With Color C, ch 31, sk 2 chs (does not count as a st), dc in each ch across, turn – 29 dc.

Note: If preferred, FDC 29 for Row 1.

Rows 2-4: CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn – 29 dc.

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, break yarn, turn – 29 hdc.

Row 6: With Color B, join to first st with dc, dc in each st across, turn – 29 dc.

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 2-5.

Rows 11-15: With Color A, rep Rows 6-10.

Rnd 16: With Color D, join to first st with dc, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) same st, dc in next 27 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, *dc 27 sts evenly along side of block (work 2 dc in the side of each dc row and work 1 dc in the side of each hdc row),** (2 dc, ch 2, dc) in unused lps of first foundation ch, dc in next 27 foundation chs, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last foundation ch; rep from * to **, join, break yarn – 124 dc.

Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 9 of Block #1.

Finishing Assembly

Use the mattress stitch and Color E, sew squares together in layout shown.

Border

Rnd 1: With Color E, sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each blanket corner st and hdc sts in the joined/sewn corner sts of the squares, join.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner st, join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, *sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around, join, break yarn.

Rnd 4: With Color D, sl st into first skipped st of Rnd 3, *ch 4, remove loop from hook, insert hook under next ch-3 loop of Color E, replace loop on hook; rep from * around, join, break yarn.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 18” square

Gauge: Finished Motif A = 5” [12.5 cm] from point to point across center

Materials

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton (100% Cotton; 180 yards [165 meters]/ 100 grams): White (MC, 2 balls), Coral (CA, 1 ball), Buttercup (CB, 1 ball), Mango (CC, 1 ball), Pistache (CD, 1 ball), Turquoise (CE, 1 balls)

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, 18” pillow form

Abbreviations

MR = magic ring

Pattern Notes

Beginning ch 3 counts as dc.

Work pattern instructions as follow:

Step 1: Make all motifs using the Motif Key and Motif Patterns.

Step 2: Arrange motifs using the included Color Chart.

Step 3: Assemble motifs by using the tails leftover from the final row/round to whip stitch motifs together through the back loop only.

Step 4: Fold fabric in half at point indicated by the dotted line on the Color Chart.

Step 5: Using MC, create a sc seam along two sides of fabric. Insert 18” pillow form, then finish sc seam on remaining side of pillow.

Motif Key  

This key indicates how many of each motif to make using the contrasting colors. For example, for Motif A, make 3 motifs in CA.

Motif A

CA – 3

CB – 5

CC – 3

CD – 4

CE – 4

Motif B

CA – 1

CB – 0

CC – 1

CD – 1

CE – 1

Motif C

CA – 3

CB – 4

CC – 2

CD – 3

CE – 2

Pattern Motif A

Rnd 1: With MC, in MR ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of starting ch-3.

Rnd 2: With AC, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, *ch 1, sk next dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc; rep from * to last st, sk next dc, ch 1, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sp**, ch 1, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, ch 1, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 4: With MC, ch 3, dc in same sp, *ch 1, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sp**, ch 1, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, ch 1, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Motif B

Row 1: With MC, in MR ch 3, 6 dc in ring, turn.

Row 2: With AC, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] twice, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *ch 1, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sp; rep from * once more, ch 1, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 4: With MC, ch 3, dc in same st, (ch 1, 2 dc in next sp) twice, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sp, ch 1, (2 dc in the next sp, ch 1) twice; rep from * once more, sk next dc, 2 dc in last dc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Motif C

Row 1: With MC, in MR ch 3, 6 dc in ring, turn.

Row 2: With AC, ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next dc**, ch 1, sk next dc; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sp, ch 1**, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 4: With MC, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sp, ch 1**, (2 dc in next sp, ch 1) twice; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last dc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for weaving.

Finishing

Weave in all ends

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Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 7” x 7.5” after blocking

Gauge: 16 sts x 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Tss before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Materials

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Lion Cotton (100% cotton; 236 yards [212 meters]/140 grams): #152 Espresso (MC, 1 ball), #136 Clove (CA, 1 ball), #180 Evergreen (CB, 1 ball)
Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) double-ended crochet hook
Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Blo: Back loop only

Special Stitches

Tfs (Tunisian full stitch): Insert hook under horizontal bar (between 2 vertical bars), yo and draw up loop onto hook.
Tss (Tunisian simple stitch): Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo and draw up loop onto hook.

Pattern Notes

Always sk first vertical bar (below first loop on hook) at beginning of row.

Pattern Potholder A

With MC, ch 25.
Set Up Row: Turn, sk 1st ch. *Insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * across. (25 sts)
Row 1: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CA, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
Row 2: Tss in each vertical bar across.
Row 3: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With MC, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops, rep from * across.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-4 eleven more times, or until sides measures approximately 6.5”/16.5 cm (or desired length), ending after Row 3. Fasten off CA.
Row 5: *Insert hook under next vertical bar as for Tss, yo and draw up loop onto hook,** yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across to last vertical bar, rep from * to **, fasten off MC, change to CA with final yo through last 2 loops. Do not fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn and begin working along side, sc in edge of each row across to last row, 2 sc in edge of last row, turn and begin working along foundation ch, *2 sc blo in first st, sc blo in ea st across row to last st, 2 sc blo in last st,** turn and begin working along side, 2 sc in edge of first row, sc in edge of each row across to last row, 2 sc in edge of last row, turn and being working along Row 5, rep from * to **, ch 8, turn and sc in same edge as first st of Rnd.
Rnd 2: Turn, sc in ea ch, join with sl st to next sc. Fasten off.

Potholder B

With MC, ch 25.
Set Up Row: Turn, sk 1st ch. *Insert hook in next ch, yo and pull up a loop; rep from * across. (25 sts)
Row 1: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With CB, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across.
Row 2: Tfs under ea horizontal bar across to last bar, skip last horizontal bar, Tss in last vertical bar.
Row 3: Slide loops to other hook, turn. With MC, ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops, rep from * across.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-4 fourteen more times, or until sides measures approximately 6.5”/16.5 cm (or desired length), ending after Row 3. Fasten off CB.
Row 5: *Insert hook under next horizontal bar as for Tfs, yo and draw up loop onto hook, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across to last horizontal bar, insert hook under last vertical bar as for Tss, yo and draw up loop onto hook, change to CB with final yo through last 2 loops. Do not fasten off.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn and begin working along side, sc in edge of each row across to last row, 2 sc in edge of last row, turn and begin working along foundation ch, *2 sc blo in first st, sc blo in ea st across row to last st, 2 sc blo in last st,** turn and begin working along side, 2 sc in edge of first row, sc in edge of each row across to last row, 2 sc in edge of last row, turn and being working along Row 5, rep from * to **, ch 8, turn and sc in same edge as first st of Rnd.
Rnd 2: Turn, sc in ea ch, join with sl st to next sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

With tapestry needle, weave in ends. Spray block to measurements.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 5 x 5”

Gauge: Gauge not important

Materials

Yarn: Premier Home Cotton (85% cotton, 15% polyester; 140 yards [128 meters]/80 grams): Teal (1 skein), Cream (1 skein), Orange (1 skein), Pink (1 skein), Purple (1 skein)
Hook: US size F (3.75 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Special Stitches

Bobble: (yarn over 2 times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull back through, yarn over, pull through first 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through next two stitches. Leaving current loops on hook, yarn over 2 times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull back through, yarn over, pull through first 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through next two stitches, yarn over and pull through remaining stitches on hook).
Fpdc: Front post double crochet
Bpdc: Back post double crochet

Pattern Washcloth #1 (Teal)

Ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in the first chain from hook and in each across. (20 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), bpdc 18, dc in last stitch.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 3, * ch 1, sk 1, dc in next stitch, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, fpsc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, * ch 1, sk 1, dc in next ch 1 space, repeat to last 4 stitches, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 5: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 3, * ch 1, sk 1, dc in next ch1 space, repeat to last 4 stitches, fpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Rows 6-11: Repeat Rows 4 and 5.
Row 12: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, sc 12, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 13: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 18, dc in last stitch.

Washcloth #2 (Cream)

Ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in the first chain from hook and in each across. (20 sets)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 18, dc in last stitch.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 3, * (dc, hdc, sc) in next stitch, sk 2 stitches, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, fpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, * (dc, hdc, sc) in next stitch, sk2 stitches, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Rows 5-10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Row 12: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, sc 12, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 13: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 18, dc in last stitch.

Washcloth #3 (Orange)

Ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in the first chain from hook and in each across. (20 sets)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 18, dc in last stitch.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 3, dc 3, over the next 6 stitches fptr on stitches 456 and then working over the stitches, fptr on stitches 123, dc 3, fpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, dc 3, bpdc 6, dc 3, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 5: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 4, dc 3, fpdc 6, dc 3, fpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 5.
Row 10: Repeat Row 4.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Row 12: Repeat Row 4.
Row 13: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 18, dc in last stitch.

Washcloth #4 (Pink)

Ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in the first chain from hook and in each across. (20 sets)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 18, dc in last stitch.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 3, * sc, bobble, sc, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, fpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, sc 18, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Rows 5-12: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Row 13: Repeat Row 3.
Row 14: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, sc 12, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 15: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 18, dc in last stitch.

Washcloth #5 (Purple)

Ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in the first chain from hook and in each across. (20 sets)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 18, dc in last stitch.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 3, * dc, fpdc on the last dc stitch created, skip one stitch, repeat from * until 4 stitches remain, fpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, dc 18, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Rows 5-10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
Row 11: Repeat Row 3.
Row 14: Turn, ch 3, bpdc 3, sc 12, bpdc 3, dc in last stitch.
Row 15: Turn, ch 3, fpdc 18, dc in last stitch.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: 22” / [56 cm] circumference x 9” / [23 cm] height

Gauge: 12 sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Yarn:

Berroco Yarns Vintage Chunky (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 136 yards [125 meters]/100 grams): #6199 Sage (1 skeins)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Magic Ring

Stacked dc (stacked double crochet): Sc in indicated st, insert hook behind leftmost vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

Hat is worked top down in spiral rounds without joining with the right side always facing.

Take time to save time. Stitch and wash a gauge swatch in the same manner you will be using for your garment to ensure proper measurements.

Replace stacked dc with traditional ch 3 or ch 4 if desired.

Pattern

Rnd 1 (RS): Magic ring, work 16 dc around ring, pull tight, do not join, do not turn. (16 dc)

Rnd 2: Stacked dc in first dc, fpdc in same dc as just worked into, *(dc, fpdc) in next dc; rep from * around, do not join, do not turn. (32 dc)

Rnd 3: Stacked dc in first dc, fpdc in next dc, *dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc; rep from * to end, do not join, do not turn.

Rnd 4: Stacked dc in first dc, fpdc in same dc as just worked into, *(dc, fpdc) in next dc; rep from * around, do not join, do not turn. (64 dc)

Rnds 5-15: Rep Row 3.

Rnd 16: Rep Row 3, sl st to first dc of row to join.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Lightly wet block or steam for best results.

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