Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Penguin Baby Booties







Materials


  • D/3 3.25mm hook
  • Red Heart Shimmer Yarn, Black, Snow, Turquoise
  • Small amount of orange yarn
  • Polyfill
  • Tapestry needle
Size
3 to 9 months

Abbreviations
ch(s)--chain(s)       BL--Back Loop      BLO--Back Loop Only        sc(s)--single crochet(s)
FL--Front Loop     beg--beginning       sl st--slip stitch                     hdc(s)--half double crochet(s)
sc2tog--single crochet 2 together


Sole
Make 2

With D Hook and White Yarn, ch 11.
Rnd 1: Insert hook in BL 2nd ch from hook,


sc in each chain, do 3 scs in last ch, then do 1 sc per FL and back bump,




until last one and do 2 scs, sl st in beg sc. (22 scs)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, do not turn (you won't be turning from now on),



 sc in same sc and in next 8 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sc in next 8 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sl st in next sc. (29 scs)
Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 9 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sc in next 13 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sc in next school, sl st in next sc. (35 scs)
Rnd 4:  Ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 11 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sc in next 16 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sc in next sc, sl st in next sc. (41 scs)
Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 13 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sc in next 18 scs, do 2 scs in next 3 scs, sc in next 3 scs, sl st in next sc. (47 scs)
Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 13 scs, *2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc* 3 times, sc in next 18 scs, *2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc* 3 times, sc in next 3 scs, sl st in next sc. Fasten off, weave in ends. (53 scs)





Sides of bootie (3 to 9 mos) 

Insert Hook in BL on end of sole, attach black yarn.



Rnd 1:  Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each BL of each sc around sole, sl st in beg hdc. (53 hdcs)



Rnd 2-3: Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each hdc around, sl in beg hdc (53 hcs)
Rnd 4:  Ch 1, 3 sc2togs, (this end will be the heel of the bootie, mark with a st marker so you will know which side is the heel), sc around, sl st in beg sc2tog. (50 scs)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 sc2togs, (this end will be the heel of the bootie, mark with a st marker so you will know which side is the heel), sc around, sl st in beg sc2tog, fasten off, leaving a tail for weaving in. (48 scs)




Penguin Face

The penguin face and body are half spheres, so I started with a magic circle to make them round up.  The decreases at the end round the sphere back down.  Since they are done in rows, you will always be doing the first sc in the first stitch.
You will be carrying the black and white yarns on the back of the penguin head and body.

With D hook and Black Yarn, make a magic circle.

Row 1:  Ch 1, 4 scs in ring, don't tighten ring yet. (4 scs)
Row 2:  Ch 1, turn.  2 scs per sc. Pull ring tight. (8 scs)
Row 3:  Ch 1, turn.  *Sc , 2 scs in next sc* 4 times. (12 scs)
Row 4:  Ch 1, turn.  *1 sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 4 times. (16 scs)
Row 5:  Ch 1, turn.  1 sc in next 3 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, do next sc in same st, 1 sc in next sc, start next sc, add Black Yarn, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, start next sc, add Black Yarnsc in same sc,  3 scs, 2 scs in last sc. (20 scs)
Row 6:  (from row 6 to row 11 there will only be 1 sc per st) Ch 1, turn.  3 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, 4 scs, start next sc, add Black Yarn, sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, 4 scs, start next sc, add Black Yarn, sc to end of row. (20 scs)



Row 7:  Ch 1, turn.  2 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, 13 scs (carry black yarn on back side of face), start next sc, add Black Yarn, sc to end (20 scs)




Row 8:  Ch 1, turn.  1 sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, 15 scs (carry black yarn on back side of face), start next sc, add Black Yarn, sc to end (20 scs)
Row 9 to 11:  Repeat row 8. (20 scs)
Row 12:  Ch 1, turn.  1 sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc, sc2tog *3 scs, sc2tog* 2 times, sc, start sc2tog, add Black Yarn, sc in last 2 sts. (16 sts)
Row 13:  Ch 1, turn. Sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc2tog, *2 scs, sc2tog* 2 times, start sc2tog, add Black Yarn, sc in next 2 scs. (12 sts)
Row 14:  Ch 1, turn. sc, start sc2tog add White Yarn, *sc, sc2tog* 2 times, sc start next sc, add Black Yarn, sc2tog.  (8 sts)




Row 15:  Ch 1, turn.  Start sc2tog, add White Yarn, sc2tog, start next sc2tog, add Black Yarn, sc2tog. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. (4 sts)

Beak
Make 2

With Orange Yarn, form a magic circle
Ch 1, do 3 scs in circle, insert hook in beg sc, pull circle tight, sc in st and in next 2 scs, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing (6 scs total)



Toe Cap 
Make 2

Make a Magic Circle with Black Yarn,
Row 1: Ch 1, do 4 scs into the circle (don't pull the circle closed.) (4 scs)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc 2 times and in each sc to end. Pull circle closed. (8 scs)
Row 3:  Ch 1, turn.  *Sc , 2 scs in next sc* 4 times. (12 scs)
Row 4:  Ch 1, turn.  *1 sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 4 times. (16 scs)

Row 5: Ch 1, insert hook in st on flat side of piece,



Sc, space out 8 mores scs on this side, (9 scs)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, do 2 scs in 1st sc, 1 sc each sc across, 1 more sc in last sc (11 scs)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc and in next 4 scs, do 2 scs in next sc, sc in each sc to end of row. (12 scs)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc and in next 4 scs, do 2 scs in next sc, sc in each sc to end of row. (12 scs)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc and in next 5 scs, do 2 scs in next sc, sc in each sc to end of row. (13 scs)
Row 10 to 12:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st sc and in each sc across to end of row. On last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. (13 scs)



Hat
Make 2

With Blue Yarn form a magic circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 scs in circle, insert hook in beg sc and pull circle tight, sl st. (6 scs)
Rnd 2:  Ch 1, do 2 scs per scs, sl st in beg sc. (12 scs)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO of each sc around, sl st in beg sc (12 scs)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, do 2 scs in BLO of each sc around, sl st in beg sc, fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. (24 scs)



Feet
Make 4

With Orange Yarn ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs. sl st in base of the very 1st ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs. sl st  agan in base of the very 1st ch, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Assembly

Sew toe cap onto front sides of bootie.



Sew feet on.



Sew nose and eyes onto penguin face.


Use center yarn to tighten hat crown.




Sew on hat. Embroider eyes with black yarn.


Put polyfill in head.


Sew head onto toe cap.






Happy Hooking!


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aggie Hat




For decades Thanksgiving meant the Texas vs A&M game, the biggest rivalry in the state, possibly in the union, but sadly now they are in different conferences.  So in memoriam, I designed this hat just in time for Thanksgiving.  Gig'em Aggies.

Materials
  • H Hook
  • G Hook
  • Red Heart Super Saver Economy yarn, 1 skein burgundy, 1 skein soft white
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • tapestry needle
Abbreviations
ch(s)--chain(s)    dc(s)--double crochet(s)     sl st--slip stitch   st--stitch
sc(s)--single crochet(s) beg--beginning    sc2tog--single crochet 2 stitches together
rnd--round

Hat
With an H hook and burgundy yarn form a magic circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), then do 11 dcs into the magic circle, sl st in top ch of beg ch, pull tail tightly to pull in the circle. (12 dcs)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc again in same st, do 2 dcs in each dc to end, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dcs)
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), do *2 dcs in next dc, do 1 dc in next dc* 11 times, do 2 dcs in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (36 dcs)
Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next 2 dcs* 11 times, do 2 dcs in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (48 dcs)
Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 2 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next 3 dcs* 11 times, do 2 dcs in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (60 dcs)
Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 3 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next 4 dcs* 11 times, do 2 dcs in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (72 dcs) (Stop increases here for a woman's size hat, go to Rnd 9 and continue from there)

Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (72 dcs) 
Rnd 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 4 dcs, *2 dcs in next dc, dc in next 5 dcs* 11 times, do 2 dcs in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (84 dcs)
Rnd 9 to 11: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc around, sl st in top of beg ch 3. At end of Rnd 11 fasten off leaving a tail for weaving in. (84 dcs for men's 72 for women's)
Rnd 12:  Attach buff yarn in top of last carrot. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st in beg sc. (84 scs for men's hat 72 for women's)
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st in beg sc. (84 scs)

Now you will begin the tapestry crocheted letters.  For a more detailed tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet read this post.



I'm going to spell out how to do the first line of the tapestry chart so you know how to do it. Read the chart from top to bottom, starting with Row 14.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 26 scs(19 scs for woman's hat), start next sc, add burgundy yarn, sc in next sc, start next sc, add soft white yarn, sc in next 2 scs, start next sc, add burgundy yarn, sc in next 2 scs, start next sc, add soft white yarn, sc in next sc, start next sc, add burgundy yarn, sc in next 2 scs, start next sc, add soft white yarn, start next sc, add burgundy yarn, sc in next 3 scs, start next sc, add soft white yarn, start next sc, add burgundy yarn, sc in next 3 scs, start next sc, add soft white yarn, sc in next sc, start next sc, add burgundy yarn, sc in next 2 scs, start next sc, add soft white yarn, cut burgundy yarn leaving a tail for weaving in, sc in each sc around sl st in beg sc.  (84 scs)

For the next 4 rows (Rnd 15 to 18) you will start the same way,
Ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 25 scs(18 scs for the woman's size, see the W line), start next sc, add burgundy yarn, then you will follow the chart.  At the end of the chart, make sure you have switched to soft white yarn and then sc in each sc around. Make sure to sl st in the beg sc at the end of the rnd. (84 scs, men's, 72 scs, women's)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same sc and in each sc around, sl st in beg sc, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. (84 scs mens, 72 scs women's)


Rnd 20: Attach burgundy yarn in beg sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, and in each sc around, sl st in beg sc, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Weave in ends. (84 scs men's, 72 scs, women's)



Hand (make 2)
With the  G Hook and soft white yarn, Ch 8.
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to the end. (7 scs)
Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, 1 sc in each sc, do a 2nd sc in last sc. (8 scs)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 scs in 1st sc, 1 sc in each sc to end. (9 scs)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 scs in 1st sc, 1 sc in each sc, do a 2nd sc in last sc. (11 scs)
Row 5: Repeat Row 4. (13 scs)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4. (15 scs)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across the row. (15 scs)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, do a 2nd sc in last sc, (16 scs)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, do a 2nd sc in last sc, (17 scs)
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, do a 2nd sc in last sc, (18 scs)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across. (18 scs)
Row 12: Repeat Row 11. (18 scs)
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, sc in each sc across, do a 2nd sc in last sc. (19 scs)
Row 14: Ch 6, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch and sc across row. (24 scs)



Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc across. (23 scs)


Row 16: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog. (7 scs)
Row 17: Ch 1, turn,, sc2tog, sc in next 3 scs. sc2tog. (5 scs)
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. (3 scs)


Row 19: Attach yarn in 2nd sc from base of thumb, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 9 scs, sc2tog. (11 scs)


Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in same sc, and in each sc to end of row. (11 scs)


Row 21:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7 scs, sc2tog. (9 scs)
Row 22: Ch 1, sk 1st sc, sl st in next sc, sc2tog, sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. (8 scs)


Assembly

With burgundy yarn backstitch around the edge of one of the the hand pieces.  Make sure the thumb is facing to the right. Then backstitch the fingers.

Whip stitch the 2 hand pieces together, stuffing as you go.




Make a stitch in the center of the back of the hand and pull it through to the front to make a crease in the hand.



Sew the hand onto the front of the hat.






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