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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Granny Circle Table Runner Pattern©

I just finished this
"Granny Circle Table Runner Pattern©"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile now...so since I've been
resting and healing I thought I'd do some easy projects...
I really like the way it turned out!
 This was made using my Free Granny Circle Pattern©
I've attached the link for the pattern below
I used Red Heart Yarns in Aruba Sea...I made 3 circles...the center
one being the largest and the
two on the ends just slightly smaller!
 I did make one small change...in row 2 the original pattern says to
work 1dc in each stitch, I worked 2dc instead...I think if making
the blanket and sewing the puppy or teddy bear on top, I think
adding that extra stitch will help it to be more secure!
After I had all three circles done I simply stitched them
to each other using a needle & thread.
I made all three in a day...these would look great in
Red, White & Blue for the 4th of July...
they would make great placemats...it's truly a pattern
that you can use over and over...and make so many different things!
 I hope you enjoy your
Free Granny Circle/Table Runner Pattern©
If you have any questions please feel free to email me @
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Free Dalmatian Puppy Security Blanket©

Here is the pattern for the little Dalmatian Puppy
that is on top of the Granny Circle Security Blanket.
I had a medical procedure done this Friday.
 So with my recovery time I decided to update and add the Puppy Pattern
to my Dalmatian Security Blanket
See Below under the 3rd photo!
Free Dalmatian Puppy Security Blanket©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
I have a soft spot for Dalmatians...we had one for years
until she passed away a few years ago!
We still have her collar and leash hanging on the
hook in the garage!
 The blanket part is the same as the free pattern...I just
changed colors...down below is the link to that free pattern!


To make the Head: with White Yarn & F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4.1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4, 2sc-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 36sts.
Rows 8-13. repeat row 7
Put the eyes in the 10th row counting from the top of head.
Row 14. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Stuff
Row 16. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 17. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Now make the Body, it's all one piece.
Rows 18-21. repeat rows 3-6 of the head
Row 22. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Rows 23-25. 1sc in each st-42sts.
Row 26. 1sc in 5, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 27. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 29. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Stuff
Row 30. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Row 31. decrease sts until closed and FO.
 
To make the Ears: make 2 (1 White/1 Black) & F Hook
I made this ear with a chain of 5 but it made the ears to big. That's why I did it this way.
Ch4
Row 1. 1sc in 3, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc, 1sc in 1, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 5, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 2sc, 1sc in 3, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 7, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 2sc, 1sc in 5, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 9, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 11, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. dec1sc, 1sc in 7, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 1sc in 9, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. dec1sc, 1sc in 5, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. dec1sc, 1sc in 3, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. dec1sc, 1sc in 1, dec1sc, ch1 do not turn.
Row 15. 1sc in each st around entire piece and FO.
Sew each ear on top of the head. Leave enough room for the bow to be sewed in between them.
 
To make the Bow: with Red & F Hook (make 2)
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 2sc, 2sc in the next st, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. repeat row 8 and FO.
Put the 2 pieces together and work 1sc all the way around both and FO.
Make the center of the Bow: with Red & F Hook
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts and FO.
Wrap it around the bow in the center and sew in place. Sew the bow to the head.
 
To make the Nose: with White & F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. wk 5sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-10sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-15sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 15sts.
Rows 5-9. repeat row 4
Row 10. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-20sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 20sts and FO.
Stuff and sew under the eyes.

 
To make the little black Nose: with Black & F Hook
Ch5
Row 1. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. dec1sc and FO.
Sew it on the white tip of the nose. 
 
To make the Collar: with Red & F Hook
Ch21
Row 1. 1sc in 20sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 2. 1dc in 1st, 3dc in 18sts, 1dc in the last st, ch2 & turn.
Row 3. 1dc in each st and change to black.
Row 4. join with a sl st and ch3, sk 2sts, 1sl st in the next st, repeat all the way across and FO. Sew collar around the neck.
 
To make the Legs: with White & Black (make 1 white/1 black)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-16sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 16sts.
Row 5. repeat row 4
Row 6. dec1sc 4x, 1sc in 8sts.
Row 7. 1sc in the FLO in 4sts, 1sc in 8sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 12sts.
Stuff as you go
Repeat row 8 until the legs are the length you want, sew them in place to the body.
With black felt cut out spots and sew or glue them to the face, nose, white ear and the white leg.
For the Instructions for the Granny Circle use the link below:

You are now done with your
Free Dalmatian Puppy Security Blanket©
I hope who ever your making them for loves
them as much as I loved making them!
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Free Glow Worm Pattern©

Free Cute Glow Worm Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
One's a doll and the other is a security blanket toy!
I had some of this yarn left over from my
last project, so I made these Cute Glow Worm Patterns©!
These are super easy to make!
(This is my Free Granny Circle Pattern the link is below)
I made this blanket smaller than the actual pattern...I worked rows 1-9
then changed to Glow Worm Yarn, I worked 1sc all the way around...then
switched back to Red Heart Kids Beach Yarn and worked
3dc in each st around, then switched back to Glow Worm Yarn
and worked 1dc in 2sts, 1trc in the next 2sts,
repeated this all the way around and FO.
To make the black lashes I used black embroidery floss...on the doll I
slip stitched them on in the BLO and on the blanket one I worked
1 single crochet in the BLO...I like the slip stitches best!
Difficulty Level: Easy
Red Heart Yarns used in Patterns:
Glow Worm (green)
Red Heart Kids Beach
 
Hooks used in Patterns:
F, I and C
 
Other Materials used in Patterns:
Poly Fill
Stitch Marker
Needle & Thread
Red/Black Embroidery Floss
15mm Suncatcher Eyes
Sm. Piece of White Felt for Eyes
 
Stitches Used in Patterns:
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Triple Crochet
Decrease
 


To make the head/1st ball: use Bright Yellow Yarn to make the head/Glow Worm Yarn to make the 1st ball & F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st-48sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 48sts
Rows 10-14. repeat row 9 (when making the head add 2 more rows of 48sts)
Place eyes in the 12th row from the top of the head.
Row 15. 1sc in 6sts, dec1sc-42sts.
Row 16. 1sc in 5, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 17. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 18. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 19. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Stuff
Row 20. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Row 21. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the eye lids: with Bright Yellow Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch6
Row 1. wk 1sc in 5sts, FO.
Attach black embroidery floss with a small hook, wk 1sl st or 1sc in the BLO in 5sts, FO.

To make the 2nd ball: with Glow Worm Yarn & F Hook
Repeat rows 1-7 of the head/1st ball
Rows 8-13. 1sc in each st-42sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 5, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 16. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 17. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Stuff
Row 18. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Row 19. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the 3rd ball: with Glow Worm Yarn & F Hook
Repeat rows 1-5 of the head/1st ball
Row 6. 1sc in 30sts.
Rows 7-12. repeat row 6
Row 13. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Stuff
Row 16. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the 4th ball: with Glow Worm Yarn & F Hook
Repeat rows 1-4 of the head/1st ball
Rows 5-11. 1sc in each st-24sts.
Row 12. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 13. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Stuff
Row 14. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the hat: with Glow Worm Yarn & F Hook
Ch2 (when making the hat you will add 1 or 2sts gradually and randomly in just about every row)
Row 1. 4sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-8sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts.
Row 4. wk 9sts
Row 5. wk 10sts
Row 6. wk 12sts
Row 7. 1sc in 12sts.
Row 8 wk 14sts
Row 9. 1sc in 14sts.
Row 10. wk 16sts
Row 11. 1sc in 16sts.
Row 12. wk 18sts
Row 13. wk 20sts
Row 14. wk 22 sts
Row 15. wk 24sts
Row 16. wk 26sts
Row 17. wk 27sts
Row 18. wk 28sts
Row 19. wk 29sts
Row 20. wk 31sts
Row 21. wk 33sts
Row 22. wk 35sts
Row 23. wk 37sts
Row 24. wk 39sts
Row 25. wk 41sts
Row 26. wk 43sts
Row 27. wk 45sts
Row 28-31. 1sc in 45sts and FO.
(Optional make a small pom-pom and sew to the end of the hat).

To make the arms: with Glow Worm Yarn & F Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 7sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-14sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 14sts
Rows 4-12. repeat row 3
Stuff
Row 13. close the arms by working 1sc through both sides-7sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. repeat row 13 and FO.

To make the collar: with Red Heart Kids Yarn in Beach & G Hook
Ch24
Row 1. wk 2dc in 3rd st from the hook, wk 3dc in the next st, repeat all the way across, ch3 & turn-60sts.
Row 2. wk 1dc in each st across and FO.
Attach Glow Worm Yarn with a sl st
Row 3. ch4, sk 2sts, 1sl st in the next st, repeat all the way across and FO.
You are now done with your
Free Cute Glow Worm Pattern©
I hope who ever your making them for loves
them as much as I loved making them!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me @
conniehughes212@gmail.com
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Crochet Seahawks Inspired Baby Blanket Set

 I've been working on this Pillow & Baby Blanket for quite awhile now
and I'm so happy I finished it...I made this
for a friend of my husband's who had a gorgeous
little boy a few months ago!
His Daddy loves the
SEAHAWKS so I had to make something to do with football...I got this
Owl Pillow Pattern from Crochet Magazine a couple of years ago...so
I just made a few changes to make it look like the Seahawks mascot!
 
This Adorable Pillow Pattern is called Nightie Night Owl by Debra Arch
 I added the famous #12 and a
football applique!
 I hope little Brayden likes it!
Of course I had to add a soft little football and this Seahawks Hat!
"Go Hawks"


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Pillows Ozzy Starla Bait Free Summer Patterns©

And they came from the Sea...that's right!!
Here's My New Free Summer Pillow Patterns!!
Ozzy, Starla, and Bait Free Summer Pillow Patterns©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
It just isn't summer without pillows!!
They're fun and a little quirky, with their big eyes and
bright colors and best of they're FREE and super easy to make!
 I'm Bait
 and I'm Starla
These really are easy to make and ultra cute...perfect for the kiddies or to
decorate your patio lawn furniture.
Red Heart Yarns Used in Patterns:
Flame
Glowworm
Turquoise
Grape Fizz
White
Black

Other Materials Used in Patterns:
Poly Fiber-Fill
Stitch Marker
15mm Suncatcher Craft Eyes (starfish)
12mm Black craft Eyes (Octopus)
2 1" Buttons in White
2 Smaller Buttons in Black
Sewing Needle & Thread
Hot Glue & Gun (optional)
Tapestry Needle
Black & Red Felt (for mouth & tongue)

Hooks Used in Patterns:
H 5.0mm, 4.5mm, D

 Abbreviations Used in Patterns:
Ch-chain
wk-work
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
trc-triple crochet
rsc-reserve single crochet
dec-decrease
FLO-front loops only
st-stitch
sts-stitches
FO-fasten off

The Fish Pillow Measures: 15 ½
To make the Gold Fish: with Flame & 4.5 Hook (make 2)
Ch21
Row 1. 1sc in 20, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. Dec1sc, 1sc in 16, dec1, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 18, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. Dec1sc, 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 16, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. Dec1sc, 1sc in 12, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. Dec1sc, 1sc in 10, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. Dec1sc, 1sc in 8, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. Dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Stuff the Fish as you work
Rows 14-15. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 18. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 19. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 20. 2sc, 1sc in 10, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 21. 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Row 22. 2sc, 1sc in 12, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 23. 1sc in 18, ch1 & turn.
Row 24. 2sc, 1sc in 14, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 25. 1sc in 18, ch1 & turn.
Row 26. 2sc, 1sc in 16, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 27. 1sc in 20, ch1 & turn.
Row 28. 2sc, 1sc in 18, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 29. 1sc in 22, ch1 & turn.
Row 30. 2sc, 1sc in 20, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 31. 1sc in 24, ch1 & turn.
Row 32. 2sc, 1sc in 22, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 33. 1sc in 26, ch1 & turn.
Row 34. 2sc, 1sc in 24, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 35. 1sc in 28, ch1 & turn.
Row 36. 2sc, 1sc in 26, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 37. 1sc in 30, ch1 & turn.
Rows 38-39. Repeat row 37
Row 40. Dec1sc, 1sc in 26, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 41. 1sc in 28, ch1 & turn.
Row 42. Dec1sc, 1sc in 24, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 43. 1sc in 26, ch1 & turn.
Row 44. Dec1sc, 1sc in 22, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 45. 1sc in 24, ch1 & turn.
Row 46. Dec1sc, 1sc in 20, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 47. 1sc in 22, ch1 & turn.
Row 48. Dec1sc, 1sc in 18, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 49. 1sc in 20, ch1 & turn.
Row 50. Dec1sc, 1sc in 16, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 51. 1sc in 18, ch1 & turn.
Row 52. Dec1sc, 1sc in 14, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 53. 1sc in 16, ch1 & turn.
Row 54. Dec1sc, 1sc in 12, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 55. 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Row 56. Dec1sc, 1sc in 10, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 57. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 58. Dec1sc, 1sc in 8, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 59. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 60. Dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 61. Dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 62. Dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 63. Dec1sc 2x, wk 1sc around entire piece and FO.
With black put the 2 pieces together and wk 1sc around each stand FO.
To make the Fin on each side: with Flame & 4.5 Hook (make 2)
Ch3
Row 1. 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Rows 12-13. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. 2sc, 1sc in 10, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Rows 16-17. 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Row 18. 1sc around each side and FO.
Sew one on each side of fish.
To make the Fin on the top: with Flame & 4.5 Hook (make 2)
Ch21
Row 1. 1sc in 5, 1hdc in 5, 1dc in 5, 1trc in 5, ch3 & turn.
Row 2. 1trc in 5, 1dc in 5, 1hdc in 5, 1sc in 4, 1sl stand FO.
Work 1sc around the sides and the top, leaving the bottom open. Place it so there’s one piece on each side and sew in place.
With a tapestry needle make a mouth, sew the white & black buttons on for eyes.

The Starfish Measures: 14 ½
To make the Starfish: with Glowworm & H Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st -12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc -24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4sts, 2sc-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5sts, 2sc -42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 6sts, 2sc-48sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 7sts, 2sc-54sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 8, 2sc-60sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 9, 2sc-66sts.
Row 12. 1sc in 10, 2sc-72sts.
Row 13. 1sc in 11, 2sc-78sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 12, 2sc-84sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 13, 2sc-90sts.
Row 16. 1sc in 18, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. Repeat row 16
Row 18. Dec1sc, 1sc in 14, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 19. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 20. Dec1sc, 1sc in 12, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 21. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 22. Dec1sc, 1sc in 10, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 23. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 24. Dec1sc, 1sc in 8, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 25. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 26. Dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 27. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 28. Dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 29. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 30. Dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 31. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 32. Dec1sc, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 33. Dec1sc and FO.
Reattach yarn and repeat rows 16-33 4x, with a 4.5 hook put the 2 together and wk 1sc in each st around. Stuff as you go. 


To make the Eyes for the Octopus/Starfish: with White & 4.5 Hook

Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st -12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc-18sts.
Rows 4-5. 1sc in 18sts.
Put safety eyes on.Row 6. 1sc, dec1sc all the way around, stuff.
Row 7. Dec1sc until closed.
Sew the eyes in place.
To make the Bow: with Grape Fizz & 4.5 Hook
Ch13

Row 1. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. Dec1sc, 1sc in 8, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. Dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. dec1, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. 1sc in 12sts and FO.
To make the center of the Bow: with Grape Fizz & 4.5 Hook

Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. Repeat row 1 and FO.
Sew to the center of the bow.
Cut-out a mouth & tongue for starfish and octopus. Glue or sew in place.

The Octopus measures about: 9 ½ tall
To make the Octopus: with Turquoise & 4.5 Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st -12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc -24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4sts, 2sc-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5sts, 2sc -42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 6sts, 2sc-48sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 7sts, 2sc-54sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 8, 2sc-60sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 9, 2sc-66sts.
Rows 12-28. 1sc in each st around.
Row 29. 1sc in 9, dec1sc-60sts.
Row 30. 1sc in 8, dec1sc-54sts.
Row 31. 1sc in 7, dec1sc-48sts.
Row 32. 1sc in 6, dec1sc-42sts.
Row 33. 1sc in 5, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 34. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 35. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Stuff
Row 36. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 37. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Row 38. Dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the Sailor Hat: with White & 4.5 Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st -12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc -24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4sts, 2sc-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5sts, 2sc -42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 6sts, 2sc-48sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 48sts.
Rows 10-18. Repeat row 9
Row 19. 1hdc in the FLO all the way around.
Rows 20-22. 1hdc in each st around.
Attach Grape Fizz
Row 23. Wk 1rsc in each st around and FO.
Stuff hat lightly and sew on to the Octopus.

To make the Octopus Tentacles: with Turquoise/Grape Fizz & 4.5 Hook
Ch47 (make 8 tentacles in Turquoise & 8 tentacles in Grape Fizz.
Row 1. 1sc in 30, 1hdc in 15, 2hdc in the last st, now working on the other side, 1hdc in 15, 1sc in 30.
Row 2. 2sc, 1sc in 29, 1hdc in 16, 2hdc in 3, 1hdc in 15, 1sc in 29, 1sl st and FO.
With Grape Fizz put the 2 pieces together and wk 1sc around both and FO.
To make the small Suction Cups: with Turquoise & D Hook
Make 3 for each Tentacle-ch2, 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook and FO.
Sew in place.
 
To make the loops: fold the tip of each tentacle over and sew in place with a needle & thread.
Then sew the other end to the bottom of the Octopus.
Sew the 2nd loop
You are now done with your
Ozzy, Starla, & Bait Free Summer Pillows Pattern©.
I hope who ever your making them for loves
them as much as I loved making them!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's for dinner? Cauliflower Pizza & More!!

What's for dinner?
Cauliflower Pizza and it's delicious!
Cauliflower is so good for us, that's why it is often
called a Super Food...this is a great way to get kids to eat it!
My husband absolutely loves Pizza, but it's so fattening and not at all healthy...so I kept hearing about cauliflower pizza...so I gave it a try. I couldn't believe that it was so good. Now my husband brings home cauliflower. It's super easy to make!
(The pizza below is made with Low Fat Turkey Pepperoni)
 This one has tomato, basil, turkey pepperoni and olives!
This sandwich is sooo good...I crave this one!
It's hard to believe that this isn't bread...make one of these and don't
tell anybody that it's cauliflower...my mother in law loves pepperoni pizza
so we had her over for lunch one day...she took one bite and said
what is this, this is delicious!
So here's what you do
To Clean
Soak the whole head or cut it up into smaller pieces.
Completely cover the cauliflower with salt water.
To every 4 cups of water add 2tbsp of salt. I put a heavy plate on
top to keep the cauliflower from raising to the top of the water.
Let it sit in the salt water for 10 minutes.
Rinse off and let dry on paper towels. Then remove the core and
all the leaves. Cut it up into smaller pieces and put
it in a food processor or use a cheese grater.
You want it to look like rice.
1 head of cauliflower will make about 3 pizza's.

To make the pizza crust
In a big bowl scoop out 2 cups of Cauliflower
2 cups of low fat Mozzarella Cheese
2 Eggs
Combine all the ingredients together and spread it out onto a
pizza pan or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a 425° for about 15 minutes.
Let it cool for a couple of minutes.
Then put all the fixings on and bake 10 to 15 minutes.
To make the Flat Bread
I just added Basil and baked it just
like the pizza!
To make the Sandwich
Spread out the cauliflower real thin and bake until golden brown.
Then just add all the things you love on a
regular sandwich...put it back in the oven until it's heated through.
This is so good...but you do have to eat it
with a fork.
It's a hearty & delicious sandwich!
You can also make Tortillas
Again they are super simple to make.
Bake them just like the pizza.
Make them a little bit bigger and make
Burritos
 
I can't tell you how happy I am that I tried this...because it truly is
amazing and it's good for us...give it a try if you haven't
already...you won't be sorry...my husband just
loves it and hasn't asked for a regular pizza since I
started using cauliflower...in fact he told me
he doesn't want regular pizza anymore!
I was so HAPPY!
So for your next Pizza Party surprise your guest with
Cauliflower Pizza!
 
BON APPÉTIT
Connie

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