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Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL 2016: Section 13

Woohoo! It’s time for my section of the Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL!

I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite a while now 😉

My section of the blanket has particular meaning to me. I created it as an homage to my Grandma, who taught me how to crochet.

My Grandma is an AWESOME crocheter. She was a great teacher and I owe my love of crochet to her! (Thanks Grandma! <3)

So today I’m sharing my part of the blanket with you, but I’m also sharing a part of my crochet journey…so thank you for taking this journey with me!

wonder cal crochet pattern 2016

Just a reminder: you should be using an I/5.5mm hook (or your equivalent) and worsted weight. For my sample, I used various Loops and Threads Impeccable colors.

Okay, let’s get started!

Depending on what section you chose to do for #12, you’ll have either a row of sc, hdc, or dc as your last row.

If your last row left you with the wrong side facing you, then you’re good to go! If it left you with the right side, do a row of hdc before you begin the pattern below.

Abbreviations:

sk – skip

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

fptr – front post treble crochet

bpdc – back post double crochet

BLO – back loops only

FLO – front loops only

Turning chains do NOT count as a stitch throughout. Repeats are in ( ).

R1: (right side) ch2, turn, (in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches; sk next st, in next st: 2dc, 2ch, 2dc; sk next st, in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches) repeat ( ) until end

R2: ch2, turn, (4hdc, ch1, sc in 2ch from last round, ch1, 4hdc) repeat ( ) until end

R3: ch2, turn, (in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches, skip the ch1, in sc from last round: 2hdc, ch1, 2hdc; skip next st; in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches) repeat ( ) until end

R4: ch2, turn, (4hdc, hdc in 1st hdc from cluster in last round, skip one hdc, hdc in ch, skip one hdc, hdc in 2nd hdc from cluster in last round, 4hdc) repeat ( ) until end

R5: ch2, turn, dc in each stitch across

R6: ch2, turn, (in FLO, 1 dc each in next 5 stitches, fptr, in FLO, 1 dc each in next 5 stitches) rep ( ) until end

R7: ch2, turn, (5bpdc, fpdc, 5bpdc) rep ( ) until end

R8: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across

That’s it!

I hope you enjoy this part of the Wonder CAL. Please feel free to comment below or email me with any questions! (jess@screentostitch.com)

Happy Crocheting!

 

 

 

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free unicorn crochet pattern amigurumi

FREE Crochet Pattern: UNI-CORN Amigurumi

I LOVE unicorns. (Who doesn’t?!)

They are the coolest mythical creature, by far. (I mean, they poop rainbows!)

So today I have for you, my version of the unicorn: a UNI-CORN.

ACORN

What is a UNI-CORN? It’s a fluffy kernel of popcorn with a unicorn’s rainbow horn! The UNI-CORN is the coolest popcorn friend you will ever have! With a rainbow horn and magical popping-powers, the UNI-CORN will be your new favorite amigurumi toy. Crochet his horn in whatever magical colors you’d like and assemble his fluffies sporadically so he looks like he’s just been popped!

free unicorn crochet pattern amigurumi

 

I’m so excited to share this pattern with you all…enjoy!

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Materials List

size H crochet hook

yellow yarn (I used Caron brand yarn)

black yarn (used for face)

stuffing

yarn needle

scissors

5 rainbow colors of yarn (I used, red, orange, green, blue and purple in varying brands)

 

Notes
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
An inc is made by working 2 sc in the same st.
I use an invisible dec which is made by inserting your hook into front loops only of next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through final 2 loops on hook, counts as 1 sc.

Pattern Instructions
Corn Top
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R4: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R5: (sc) in each st around (24)
R6: (3sc, inc) rep 6 times (30)
R7: (sc) in each st around (30)
R8: (2sc, inc, 2sc) rep 6 times (36)
R9-16: (sc) in each st around (36)
R17: (2sc, dec, 2sc) rep 6 times (30)
FO and weave in end

Corn Bottom 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R4: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) rep 6 times (30)
FO with at least a 10” tail

Small Corn Fluff (make 4) 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc) in each st around (12)
R4: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R5: (sc) in each st around (18)
R6: (sc, dec) rep 6 times (12)
FO with at least a 6” tail

Large Corn Fluff (make 4) 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc) in each st around (12)
R4: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R5: (sc) in each st around (18)
R6: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R7: (sc) in each st around (24)
R8: (sc, dec, sc) rep 6 times (18)
R9: (sc, dec) rep 6 times (12)
FO with at least a 8” tail

Rainbow Horn 
R1: with red, 6sc in ML
R2: in BLO (sc, inc) rep 3 times (9)
R3-4: (sc) in each st around (9)
R5: with orange, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R6: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R7: (sc) in each st around (9)
R8: with green, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R9: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R10: (sc) in each st around (9)
R11: with blue, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R12: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R13: (sc, dec) rep 3 times (6)
R14: with purple, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (6)
R15: in BLO, (sc, dec) rep 2 times (4)
ss to 1st sc, FO and weave closed
Assembly
It’s easier to do the face before you start assembly, so start by sewing the face with black yarn, following the picture.
Stuff corn top and match with corn bottom. (Think of it like you’re putting a lid on a jar!)
Sew bottom onto top, stuffing as you go.
Add corn fluff one by one, alternating large and small fluffs. Vary heights slightly so it doesn’t look too uniform. Stuff fluffs before sewing onto main section of corn.
Cut a 6” section of red yarn (or whatever color you started your horn with) and sew horn directly over face, making sure it’s centered.

Happy crocheting!
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WIP Wednesday #7: The Zen Blanket Pattern (Free!)

Can I just start by saying that I love Periscope?! I think it’s so cool to be able to connect with my readers, fans and customers that way. A big thanks to everyone who was on yesterday’s Periscope!

This pattern was going to be called the Easy Peasy Scrap Eater Blanket, but everyone on Periscope convinced me that it should be renamed The Zen Blanket, so here it is!

the zen blanket free crochet pattern from screen to stitch

This pattern is perfect for eating up scraps. It’s super easy to memorize and can grow to be as big as you’d like! I used the word zen when describing how patterns like this make me feel…they can be very meditative as you don’t have to think about the pattern or the colors, you can just relax and crochet. And that’s where the name came from!

Share your pics with the hashtag #zenblanket so I can see!

The Zen Blanket Pattern

Turning chain does NOT count as a stitch throughout.
ch 21
R1: in 4th ch from hook, dc (dc) in each st across (18)
R2: ch1, turn, sc in next st (sc) in each st across, not including turning chain from row below (18)
R3: ch3, turn, dc in next st (dc) in each st across, not including turning chain from row below (18)
rep rows 2-3 until you run out of yarn (end on a complete row) then attach the next color and keep going

Keep going until you reach the length you desire your blanket. Then start over from R1 and make another panel. Keep making panels until you have enough to make the blanket the width you desire.

Sew the panels together using the zipped ladder stitch, or whichever sewing method you prefer.

Here are some helpful tutorials for the techniques used in this blanket:

Changing Colors in Crochet

Zipped Ladder Stitch Tutorial

I hope you like this pattern! Make sure you share your Zen Blanket project with me by using the hashtag #zenblanket so I can see!

Let’s use up those scraps so we can buy some more yarn!! (hehe)

What are you working on right now? Share in the comments below or in the Facebook group!

French Toast Free Crochet Pattern

Free Pattern: French Toast

If you told me I could only have one breakfast for the rest of my life, I would immediately choose French toast. No hesitation necessary!

This cute little French Toast softie is fun to whip up and oh so cute! (Although, not so delicious. Don’t try eating him!)

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French Toast Crochet Pattern:

Materials

size H (5.oomm) crochet hook

tan yarn

dark brown yarn

red yarn

black yarn

9mm black safety eyes (you could also embroider or crochet eyes)

yarn needle

stuffing

Toast Sides (make 2)

R1: ch15
R2: sk 1st ch, (sc) in each st across (14)
R3-18: ch1, turn, (sc) in each st across (14)
FO
R19: attach yarn on right side (with RS facing) 2 rows down; ch1, 4dc in next st, 3dc in corner st, hdc in next st and every st across the top, stopping at the other corner; in corner st do 3dc, 4dc in next st on side of toast, ss into next st
FO and weave in ends

Crust

R1: ch3
R2: sk 1st ch, (sc) in each st across (2)
R3-83 : ch1, turn, (sc) in each st across (2)
FO, leave a long tail (long enough to sew crust to toast sides)

Moustache (make 2)

R1: ch11
R2: in 2nd ch from hook, sc, then: 1sc, ss
FO with a tail long enough to sew onto face

Scarf

R1: ch2
R2: sc in 2nd ch from hook
R3: ch1, turn, inc (2)
R4: ch1, turn, inc, sc (3)
R5: ch1, turn, inc, 2sc (4)
R6: ch1, turn, sc, inc, 2sc (5)
R7-55:ch1, turn, sc across (5)
R56: ch1, turn, 2sc, dec, sc (4)
R57: ch1, turn, dec, 2sc (3)
R58: ch1, turn, dec, sc (2)
R59: ch1, turn, dec (1)
R60: ch1, turn, sc (1)
FO, leave long tail for sewing onto toast

Beret

R1: sc 6 in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R4: (sc) in each st around (18)
R5: (inc, 2sc) rep 6 times (24)
R6: (3sc, inc) rep 6 times (30)
R7: (sc) in each st around (30)
R8: in BLO, (dec) rep 15 times (15)
FO and leave a long tail for sewing

Beret Stem

R1: leaving a longer beginning tail than usual, ch5
FO and leave enough of a tail to sew it to top of beret

Assembly

I added his face before sewing the crust on. Add the safety eyes according to the picture and sew the mustache pieces on with the big sides together (see pictures). If you’d like, give him eyebrows with the dark brown yarn.

Next, we’ll sew the two sides of the bread together with the crust. I sewed the crust to the back piece of bread entirely and then added the top side of bread. Be sure to stuff lightly before you close it up!

Wrap the scarf around the toast lightly and sew to keep in place. Pinch the front of the scarf together and wrap the red yarn around it a few times to make a “knot”.

Stuff the beret lightly and sew to top corner of the French toast.

That’s it!

Star Wars Crochet Blanket

I love crocheting gifts.

I think most people do. It’s satisfying to make something from scratch for someone you care about.

When my siblings were little, I would make them stuffed animals and cute little crochet amigurumi. But now, my brother is 14 and I somehow just know he won’t get any use out of an amigurumi animal.

So I was on the hunt for a project that I could make for him that he would actually enjoy and get use out of.

In comes graphgans! (Check out my board on Pinterest for more, if you’re interested!)

I had never done any graphgan-ing before, but there was something cool about turning a graphic image into crocheted imagery.

I decided to make my brother a Star Wars crochet blanket because I knew it would be something he would never grow out of and he could always enjoy!

star wars crochet blanket progress

The pattern I’m using is called A Galaxy Far, Far Away… by Courtney Laube and it’s a FREE download on Ravelry!

So far I’ve made a few of the different light saber blocks as well as R2-D2, the Rebel Insignia and C3P0.

I think he’s really going to like it! I’m planning on giving it to him either for his 15th birthday in November (hopefully it’ll be finished by then!) or for Christmas.

Who would you make a Star Wars crochet blanket for? Let me know in the comments below!

Free Crochet Pattern Mini Double Popsicle

Mini Double Popsicle: FREE Crochet Pattern

Isn’t that so much fun to say?? Go ahead, say it again, Double Purple Popsicle Pattern!

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Today I have for you the pattern to make my Mini Double Popsicle amigurumi and a link to purchase the pattern that includes the Firecracker popsicle pattern too!!

Free Crochet Pattern Mini Double Popsicle

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Interested in the Firecracker popsicle too? Check it out on Ravelry…it’s only $1!

Happy crocheting!