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Smurf glasses holder! How cute is this ๐Ÿ’•

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/05/crochet-brainy-smurf-glasses-holder.html

Materials:โ€“ Bernat Super Value yarn in Hot Blue and White (one skein of each). Find yarn at Yarnspirations.com.

โ€“ Size H Crochet Hook

โ€“ Polyfil Fiber Stuffing

โ€“ Giant Safety Eyes (24mm). I got mine HERE. This part is optional. Feel free to crochet a small black circle for the pupil of the eye.

โ€“ Tapestry needle
Smurf Pattern:
Head:

With blue yarn

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 12 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (18 SC)

Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)

Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)

Round 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 SC)

Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 5, repeat around, join, chain 1 (42 SC)

Round 7: 2 SC in first, SC in next 6, repeat around, join, chain 1 (48 SC)

Round 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 7, repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 SC)

Round 9: 2 SC in first, SC in next 8, repeat around, join, chain 1 (60 SC)

Round 10-18: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (60)

Round 19: SC decrease, SC in next 8, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 20: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 21: SC decrease, SC in next 7, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 22: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 23: SC decrease, SC in next 6, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 24: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 25: SC decrease, SC in next 5, repeat around, join, chain 1

Round 26: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 17: SC decrease, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, chain 1

Leave top open and sew on eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.

Then stuff with polyfil. TIP: add 3 golf balls to the bottom of the head to weigh it down!

You can either leave top of head open (the hat will cover it) or you can close it by continuing decrease rounds.


Nose:

with blue

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 3-6: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 7: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1

Stuff with polyfil

Round 8: SC decrease until closed.

Nose should be attached longways.


Ears: make 2

with blue

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)

Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 5: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (25 SC)

Round 7-9: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (25 SC)

Round 10: SC decrease, SC in next 3 stitches, join, chain 1

Round 11: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1

Round 12: SC decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1

stuff lightly with polyfil, molding the ear as you stuff it.

Round 13: SC decrease until closed.

When attaching ear to head, make a small stitch with yarn and tapestry needle in the upper middle part of the ear, pull tight to allow an indent.


Eyes: make 2

With white

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (12 SC)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)

Round 4: SC in first, HDC in next, 2 DC in next 4, HDC, SC in last 9, join to first SC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto head.

Be sure the eyes are overlapping when you stitch them on.

Add safety eyes.


Hat:
With white

Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, chain 1

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)

Round 5-12: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)

Round 13: [2 SC in first stitch, SC in next ] do this 4 times, SC in next 12, [2 SC, SC in next] do this 5 times, join, chain 1 (39 SC)

Round 14: SC in each stitch around (39 SC)

Round 15: 2 SC in first 9, SC in next 21, 2 SC in last 9, join, chain 1 (57 SC)

Round 16- 26: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (57 SC)

Fasten off leaving long tail.


Stuff top of hat.

Fold brim over, stuff lightly and sew brim closed.


Sew hat onto top of head.


The smile is long piece of yarn loosely stitched in with a tapestry needle and then carefully (with just a dab) glued down into place.

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Angel Heart Granny Square ๐Ÿ’•


Original source
Materials: (I used)

4,5 mm crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn: (Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend) color A,B,C

Scissors

Yarn needle
Abbreviations
Note: I used chainless starting dc/tr for every first dc/tr of each round instead of ch 3/ch 4. Thereโ€™s another good crochet technique to use is ch 2/ch 3, dc/tr into same stitch ( counted as 1st dc/tr ). In the pattern below youโ€™ll see I simply state dc/tr for every first dc/tr of each round, so just choose your best technique ๐Ÿ™‚
You can use any hook size for this pattern, just choose a yarn type that matches.

Heart: pic no.1,using color A yarnR1: form a magic ring, crochet 12 dc into the ring, total 12 dc (pull ring close, sl into first st to join, ch 1)

R2: work all sts into front-loops only, 1 hdc and 1 dc into 1st st, 3 tr into next st, 2 dc into next st, 1 dc and 1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 dc into next st ( you have just finished half of the heart now)

Go counter-clockwise: 1 dc into next st, 2 hdc into next st, 1 hdc and 1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st, 3 tr into next st, 1 dc and 1 hdc into last st, total 24 sts ( sl into first st to join, fasten off, weave in ends )
Wings: pic no.2, using color B yarn

Insert hook into the 5th stitch from your last slip stitch.

Ch 5, hdc into 2nd chain from hook, hdc across, total 4 hdc, sl into next stitch from first chain.

Ch 4, hdc into 2nd chain from hook, hdc across, total 3 hdc, sl into next stitch from first chain.

Ch 3, hdc into 2nd chain from hook, hdc across, total 2 hdc, sl into next stitch from first chain. ( fasten off, weave in ends )

You have just finished 1 wing, flip the heart and continue with other side.
Square bed: pic no.3, 4 & 5, using color B and C yarn

Flip the heart, youโ€™ll see the back-loops.

With color C yarn, insert hook into the back loop of last st of R1. Crochet 2 dc into every st, sl into 1st st to join, total 24 sts.

Ch 4 (or standing tr), dc into same st, 4 dc across, 1dc and 1 tr into next st, ch 2, *1 tr and 1 dc into next st, 4 dc across, 1 dc and 1 tr into next st, ch 2* repeat ** 3 times, sl into last st to join.

Now every ch 2 at the corners is a loop.

(8 dc across, 2 dc into loop, ch 2, 2 dc into loop) repeat 4 times, sl into 1st st to join.

Change to color B yarn, 10 dc across, 2 dc into loop, ch 2, 2 dc into loop, *12 dc across, 2 dc into loop, ch 2, 2 dc into loop* repeat ** 3 times, 2 dc into last 2 sts, sl into last st to join. (fasten off, weave in ends)

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Check out this Granny Afghan it’s an ideal project to use up scrap pieces of wool/yarn …


1st motif: less dense (more open sp)


2nd motif: more dense (less open sp)

Gauge: Finished motif approx. 5โ€ sq.
Notes: Invisible joins โ€“ wk invisible joins after ea cut.

 

Abbreviations:

Bet between

Ch chain

Dc double crochet

Gp group

Mc main color    

Rep repeat

Rs right side

Sl st slip stitch

Sp space

St stitch

Wk work

Ws wrong side

 

 

1st Motif Option – make 90 (less dense, more open sp)

Ch3 (counts as dc). 

Rnd 1: 11 dc in 1st ch, join w/sl st top ch3. Pull ctr tight, closing hole. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sp bet dc sts. Ch3, 5dc in same sp, (sk 3 dc, 6 dc in next sp bet dc sts)3x, sl st in top ch3. 

Rnd 3: Sl st in top next 2 sts, sl st in next sp bet dc sts, ch3, 5dc in same sp, (3dc in next sp bet 6dc gp, sk 3dc, 6dc in next sp bet dc)3x, end 3dc in last sp, join w/sl st to top ch3, cut, finish off w/invisible join.

Rnd 4: join mc in any corner sp of 6dc, in same sp wk (ch3, 3dc, ch1, 4 dc), *(4 dc in next sp bet 3dc gp)2x, in next ctr sp of 6dc gp wk (4dc, ch1, 4dc), rep from * around, end 4dc in sp bet 3dc gp, sl st in top ch3. Cut, wk invisible join.
2nd Motif Option โ€“ make 90 (more dense, less open sp)

Ch3 (counts as dc). 

Rnd 1: 15 dc in 1st ch, join w/sl st in top ch3. Pull ctr tight, closing hole. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sp bet dc sts. Ch3, 7dc in same sp, (Sk 4 dc, 8 dc in next ctr sp bet dc sts)3x, Sl st in top ch3. 

Rnd 3: Sl st in top next 3 sts, sl st in next sp bet dc sts, Ch3, 7dc in same sp, (4dc in next sp bet 8dc gp, sk 4dc, 8dc in next sp bet dc)3x, end 4dc in last sp, join w/sl st to top ch3, cut, wk invisible join. 

Rnd 4: join mc in any corner sp of 8dc, in same sp wk (ch3, 3dc, ch1, 4 dc), *(4 dc in next sp bet 4dc gp)2x, in next ctr sp of 8dc gp wk (4dc, ch1, 4dc), rep from * around, end 4dc in sp bet 4dc gp, sl st in top ch3. Cut, wk invisible join.
Joining โ€“ make 10 strips of 9 squares – joining worked holding ws tog throughout.

To join squares, ws tog and working thru both lps ea sq, make a ch, pull up ch in corner st ea motif, (ch1, sl st thru next st of both motifs)rep across, ending ch1, cut. Rep for ea added sq, being sure to st seams in same direction as previous joined sq. Join strips, same method. Finish off tails.
BORDER

Rnd 1: Pull up a st in any st on a side, ch3 (counts as dc) dc in ea st around, working 3 dc in ea corner st and wk 3 sts at ea seam (at the seam: 1 st left, 1 st right, and 1 at ctr between ea set of 4dc on either side of a seam), end sl st in top ch3; NOTE โ€“ be sure that when working corners, donโ€™t sk the sts immediately to the right and left of the ctr corner st (important in st count needed for last rnd).  

Rnds 2 & 3: ch3, dc around, end sl st in top ch3. At end Rnd 3, cut, finish off, wk invisible join.


Edging Rnd of Embedded dc cl: pull up a lp in a corner sp, in same sp wk *ch3, wk dc cl as: [(yo, pull up lp)4x, yo, pull thru 5]; sk 2 sp bet dc , sl st in next sp, rep * around; cut, wk invisible join.  

The completed rnd creates a slight ruffle (like a pinch at each seam on all sides). Block afghan.

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Shells crochet blanket ~ free pattern ๐Ÿ’•

8 ply wool

4mm crochet hook

Ch 6, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

1st round: * ch 5, work 4 dtr (wrap yarn around hook twice) into the ring, ensure to leave the last remaining loop of each stitch on the hook as shown in the photo below,


now, yarn over and pull the yarn through all 5 loops on the hook.

{1 cluny group made}.


ch 5, slip stitch into the ring.

Rep from * 3 more times. 

{4 cluny groups made}.


Round 2: * ch 2, work 12 dtr into the top of the cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into the slip stitch of the previous round.

Rep from * 3 times.

Fasten off.

{4 corners made}.


Round 3: Join new colour in between any 4th and 5th dtr of the previous round.

Ch 5, working from the back around to the front of the stem of the dtr of the previous round, and out at the back, make a cluny group over the next 4 dtr, ch 5, slip stitch in between the 8th and 9th dtr of the previous round, ch 5, work a cluny group of 8 dtr over the next 8 dtr of the previous round, ch 5, slip stitch between the 4th and 5th dtr of the next 12 dtr corner group.


Continue working round in this manner, finishing with a slip stitch into where the contrast yarn was joined at the beginning of the round.


Round 4: Ch 2, 12 dtr into the top of the 4 cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into slip stitch of the previous round, ch 2, 8 dtr into the top of the 8 cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into slip stitch of the previous round.

Continue working round in this manner, finishing with a slip stitch.

Fasten off.


Enjoy!

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Bernat POP! Butterfly Crochet Graphgan

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/04/bernat-pop-butterfly-crochet-graphgan-part-1.html
For written instructions please follow link above.



When you have finished all of your squares, you will begin on adding borders to all six of them!
First you will DC around each square in white yarn. Make a DC + chain 2 + DC in each of the corners. On the rough edges, try to space your DC stitches evenly. You donโ€™t want to over do it the edges of your butterfly will start to ripple.


Next, make another round of DC stitches along the border but this time using black yarn. Just as before make a DC + chain 2 + DC in each of the four corners.



Now that all of your borders are done, you are ready to join your butterfly panels! You will make 3 joins. One directly down the middle and two going horizontal between the first and second row and then another join between the 2nd and 3rd row of butterflies.

I used the mattress stitch to join the panels.


Donโ€™t let the corners catch you off guard! Just keep joining those corners together. They will all pull together nicely. In fact, is it just me or do the corner joins kind look like tiny butterflies?!

One finally piece to the graphgan and you are finished!! Letโ€™s make one last border around the entire blanket to tie it all together. I opted for a simple black border because I really wanted the Bernat POP! Butterflies to stand out and be the focal point. I would love to see other versions if that is what you prefer! I made an entire round of DC stitches in black yarn along the edges. Make 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in the four corners.


http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2017/05/bernat-pop-butterfly-crochet-graphgan-part-2.html
Further information is available from the above link.

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[Easy] Daisy Flower Afghan [Crochet Free Pattern]

Materials:
18 oz (approx) light yellow Red Heart Comfort Sport

Small amount white Red Heart Comfort Sport

Hook Size: 4.5
Special Stitches:
V Stitch: Work dc, ch 1, dc in space indicated

Shell: Work 5 dc in space indicated.
Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 117, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout) dc in next 2 ch. *sk next 2 dc, Vstitch

in next dc, sk 2 dc, shell in next ch. Repeat from * across to last 5 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in

last 3 dc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc. *shell in ch 1 sp of next V stitch. Sk next 2 dc, V stitch in

next dc, skip next 2 dc, shell in ch sp of next V-stitch. Repeat from * across to last Vstitch.

Dc in next 3 dc. Turn.
Row 4 โ€“ 50: Repeat row 2 and 3 alternately.

Row 51: Ch 2, dc in next 3 dc *(sk next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times. Dc in next dc, ch 1 sp

and dc. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 52 & 53: Ch 2, dc in each dc across. Turn.

Row 54: Repeat row 2.
Row 55-70: Repeat row 2 and 3 alternately. Finish off.
Flower (make 5)

Row 1: With yellow, ch 4, join to form ring. 8 sc in ring. Join with sl st to beg sc. Finish

off.
Row 2: Join white with sl st in any sc. Ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch (6

hdc). Join with sl st in sc.
Row 3: Sl st into next sc. Ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ach ch (6 hdc). Join with sl

st in sc.