Welcome to Connie's Spot©

Welcome to Connie's Spot© & Connie Hughes Designs© Crocheting, Crafting, and Creating!!

Make sure you check out Connie's Spot© Post Archive of 265 Posts and growing. That includes Crocheting-Paid and Free Patterns from Connie Hughes Designs©, Cooking and Baking Tips, Crafting and Decorating Tips, Travel, Poetry, and More!

Follow Connie's Spot© to get her latest Creation or Pattern Available @ her Shop on Etsy.com. Watch for Upcoming Freebies and Giveaways!

Like Something Tell Us...Want to See Something Tell Us! :-)

Thanks for Visiting Connie's Spot© & Connie Hughes Designs© Enjoy Connie!

Connie's Spot© & Connie Hughes Designs© Are Copyright Protected All Rights Reserved.

zulily

zulily Kitchen Sale

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hallows Eve Poem© by Connie Hughes


Hallows Eve
Tonight the ghost dance down alley ways
Like vampires they dread the day
Carved pumpkins line the walk
Seem so real, like they can almost talk
We retrace the steps of so long ago
Candles flicker with a ghostly glow
Dark cobble streets where Ripper roamed
Not too far is the place Edgar called the Raven home
A phantom wearing rusty chains that rattle and creak
Searching from house to house, looking for treats
Lollipops’ dripping in blood
Ghostly ghouls trampling through the mud
A headless horseman ”screamed Ichabod Crane"
Or was he just a man who was going insane
Skeletons rattle their weary bones
Wandering through the streets looking for home
Shadows darting from wall to wall
With monsters nearly twenty feet tall
And eerie fog lies low upon the earth
Ashes from ashes rising up from the dirt
Yes, the darkness changes what we believe
And the mind plays tricks on Hallows Eve.



  

Poem & Pictures by Connie Hughes©
All Rights Reserved.
Connie's Spot© & Connie Hughes Designs©

And here's the perfect project for Halloween
The Haunted House Pattern©
Here's the link:


Thanks for supporting Connie's Spot© by shopping @ her Sponsors!
Airblown Animated Life Size Witch Halloween Decoration - $124.46
This is one witch who isn't afraid to lose her head. Watch as her head drops down as her eyes glow with eerie light. She's the perfect way to greet your guests or trick or theaters. Features: -Life size.-Speaks spooky phrases.-Includes candy tray.-Air...

Halloween Stacked Display Figurine - $169.99

Retail Price: $220.00
You Save: $50.01
from: Wayfair




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Free LaLaLoopsy Inspired Doll Pattern©

 Free LaLaLoopsy Inspired Doll Pattern©
Here's The Latest Free Pattern by Connie Hughes Designs© 

This pattern is for both dolls
Use and F Hook except when instructed
To make the head & body:
With Light Blue Yarn or Bright Yellow/Tan
Ch2
Row 1. wk 6sc in the 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 2sts, 2sc in the next-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 each st-42sts.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in each st.
Change to Tan yarn
Row 11. 1sc in the FLO in each st.
Rows 12-19. 1sc in each st.
Row 20. 1sc, dec1sc all the way around-28sts.
Row 21. 1sc, dec1sc-19sts.
Row 22. dec1 9x, 1sc-10sts.
Begin to stuff head
Rows 23-24. 1sc in each st-10sts.
Row 25. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-15sts.
If your making the blonde doll her body is all in white.
If making the sailor out-fit change to Cherry Red & White. 
Row 26. 1sc in 2sts, 2sc in the next-22sts.
Row 27. 1sc in each st-22sts.
Rows 28-30. 1sc in each st-22sts. (Changing to red & White)
Row 31.  1sc in 3, 2sc, around, 1sc in the last 2sts-27sts.
(It's easy to lose a st when changing colors, so if it happens don't worry about it).
Row 32. 1sc in each st-27sts.
Row 33. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-37sts.
Row 34. 1sc in each st-37sts.
If making the red & white one, change to white and leave it from here on out.
Rows 35-37. 1sc in each st.
Stuff the body
Row 38. 1sc in 3, dec1 all the way around, 1sc in the last st.
Row 39. 1sc in 2, dec1 all the way around, 1sc in the last st.
Row 40. 1sc in 1, dec1 all the way around.
Row 41. dec your sts all the way around and FO.
To make the Blonde Hair: with Bright Yellow and D Hook (make 2 for each side  head).



Ch21, wk 1sl st in each st, repeat this 7x and then FO. (You'll have 8 strands on each side of head).
With needle and thread sew them to the top of the head, make them look kind of like pony tails.

She has a chunky braid on each side of her head.
To make the Blue Hair: with Light Blue and H Hook (make 4)
 
Ch19, 1sc in each st, do not FO, repeat 2 more times, sl st all 3 together and then FO.
Braid each one (I folded the top part so it would look more like the real doll). Secure with a needle and thread. 
To make the white skirt with red trim:
Attach White Yarn to the 6th row.
Row 1. 1sc, 2sc in the next st, join & ch2.
Row 2. 1hdc, 2hdc in the next, FO.
Change to Red Yarn
Row 3. wk 1sc in each st around and FO.
Attach white yarn in the 3rd row under the 1st ruffle, ch2.
Row 4. 1hdc, 2hdc in the next st, join and ch2.
Row 5. wk 2hdc, 3hdc in the next st, FO.
Attach Red Yarn
Row 6. 1sc in each st around and FO.
Attach White Yarn in the 3rd row under the ruffle, ch2.
Row 7. 2hdc, 3hdc in the next st join & ch2.
Row 8. 1hdc, 2hdc, join & ch2.
Row 9. 1hdc in each st around & FO.
Attach Red Yarn
Row 10. 1sc in each st around.

To make the collar for the Blonde Doll: with White Yarn
Ch18, 1sc in 17sts and FO.
Sew around the neck.

To make the blue skirt: with Royal Blue Yarn
Attach yarn to the last row of red
Ch2
Row 1. wk 1sc all the way around the body, keep that row straight, join ch2.
Row 2. wk 3dc in each st around, join & ch2.
Row 3. 1dc in each st around, join & ch2.
Row 4. repeat row 3
Row 5. wk 1sc in  the BLO in each st around and FO.
With a D hook change to white


Row 6. Now wk 1sl st in the FLO of the unworked sts all the way around and FO.
Row 7. I added 1 more row of sc in blue with and F hook and FO.
To make the red bow: with Cherry Red and a D Hook
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1, 1sc in 2, dec1, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1 2x, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 2sc, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2s, 1s in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 4sts, ch1, wk 1sc around the bow.
To make the center of the bow:
Ch6
Row 1. wk 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat and sew the center around the bow and FO,

To make the sleeves: with Royal Blue (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 5sc in the 2nd st from the hook
Row 2. 2sc in each st-10sts.
Rows 3-4. 1sc in 10sts.
Row 5.wk 3sc in each st and FO.
Place the arms inside the sleeve and sew in place.

To make the feet & legs: Red for the boots, Light Blue for the tennis shoes/tan for the legs (make 2).
Ch2
Row 1. 5sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-10sts.
Rows 3-4. 1sc in each st.
Rows 5-6. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in FLO of 4sts,  1sc, 1sc in the FLO of 6sts, 1sc.
Row 8. 1sc in each st, until it's the height you want. If your making the tennis shoe change to white to make the shocks. To make the white bottom of the shoe repeat rows 1-4 then wk 1sc in 4sts (this makes the toe) ch1 & turn repeat until it's the length of the shoe. Sew bottom of the shoe to foot.
Change to tan and make the legs by working 1sc in each st around until the leg is about 6 or 7inches.
On the sailor out-fit she has white bloomer's under her dress. As you work your way up the leg on this doll, change to white yarn for the last 4 rows. I made them like this because the yarn is thick and it made the legs to far apart. This way you just fold the ruffle over and it looks like bloomer's. Secure with needle & thread.
Ch2 and wk 3dc FLO all the way around. Ch2 and wk 1hdc in each st and FO.

To make the arms: with Tan Yarn (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 3sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-6sts.
Repeat until arms measure 4 to 4 1/2 inches, dec1 until closed.
Sew in place.
To make the Handbags: with Red, Royal Blue
 
 
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 7, 3sc in the last st, working on the other side 1sc in 6, 2sc in the last st.
Row 2. 1sc in 8, 2sc in 2sts, 1sc in 8, 2sc in 2.
Row 3. 1sc in 8, 2sc in 2, 1sc in 8.
Row 4. 2sc in 2, 1sc in 8, 2sc in 2, 1sc in 10.
Row 5. 1sc in each st around.
Rows 6-13. repeat row 5, wk 1sc until you get to one of the corners and FO.
For the red handle ch19, wk 1sc in each st and FO. Sew onto each side of bag.
To make the Red closure strap:
Attach red yarn to the back of bag with a sl st, leave 4sts on each side of bag, attach yarn and wk 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn. Repeat until the strap reaches over the front of the bag. Make the button whole, I chained  4 or 5 and worked 1sl st to the other side of strap and FO. Sew a button on in center of bag and button it closed.
To make the White closure trap:
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in 9sts, 3sc in the last st, working on the other side wk 1sc in 9sts and FO. Leave 3sts in the front of bag unworked. Attach Red yarn and wk  1backwards sc all the way around, stopping when you reach the 3 unworked sts and FO. Sew the strap closure to the back of the bag. Hot glue or sew a button on. With Red and Blue yarn make a ch long enough to go from one of the bag to the other, sew in place.  

To make the pink cheeks, I used a thimble, it's the perfect size. I hot glued them in place. Make a smile and sew on 2 black buttons for eyes. Don't forget the eyelashes...I forgot to put them on my blue girl. 

 Free Pattern by Connie Hughes Designs©
This pattern is for personal use.

Do no sell this pattern it is Copyright Protected.
All Rights Reserved.
Connie Hughes Designs© & Connie’s Spot©

 If you see any mistakes please let me know so I can correct them.
I hope you enjoy making this Pattern &
Who you’re making it for enjoys it even more!
Thanks for Supporting Connie's Spot© Sponsors!




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

When I saw this video I found it very moving and I wanted to share it.
Because to see a child of this age honoring men he never knew,
a war that to most seems as far away as neverland.
But this 11 year old American boy wanted to honor those men who
landed on the beach June 6, 1944 in France.
In what was called the D-Day Invasion!
Even if your not an American one can appreciate the sight of this little
 patriotic boy honoring the brave men who landed on that beach!
I've attached the video link below of this very moving
salute to those men!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Free Oscar & Cookie Monster Inspired Toddler Hat Patterns©

Free Oscar & Cookie Monster Inspired Toddler Hat Patterns©
Plus a free Oscar Stuffed Toy Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
 

Cookie Monster/Oscar:

For Cookie Monster use Delft Blue

For Oscar use Spring Green by Red Heart Yarns and a J Hook


Ch3
Row 1. Wk 9hdc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2hdc in each st around-18sts.
Row 3. 1hdc, 2hdc in the next st-27sts.
Row 4. 2hdc in 2sts, 2hdc in the next st-36sts.
Row 5. 1hdc in 3sts, 2hdc in the next-45sts.
Row 6. 1hdc in 4sts, 2hdc in the next-54sts.
Row 7. 1hdc in each st around-54sts.
Repeat until the hat from the top to bottom measures about 6 1/2” or 7”.

To make the 1st earflaps:
Row 1. Wk 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. Dec1, 1sc in 6sts, dec1, ch1 & turn-8sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. Dec1, 1sc in 4sts, dec1, ch1 & turn-6sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. Dec1, 1sc in 2, dec1, ch1 & turn-4sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. Dec1, dec1, ch1 & turn-2sts.
Row 9. Dec1 and FO.
To make the second earflap skip 19 to 20sts and repeat rows 1-9 of the 1st earflap.

To make the eyes: with White Red Heart Yarns and a G Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second 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 each st-24sts.
Rows 6-8. Repeat row 5.
Row 9. 1sc in 2, dec1-18sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 1, dec1-12sts.
Put safety eyes in, stuff and dec rest of sts until closed.


To make the cookie for Cookie Monster:

Tan yarn and G Hook

Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second 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 and FO-30sts.With a dark brown make the chocolate chips.

To make Oscar’s eye brow with a G Hook I used a Fuzzy yarn
Ch28
Row 1. Wk 1hdc in the second st from the hook, ch2 & turn.
Row 2. 1hdc in each st and FO.

With black felt cut-out mouth and sew in place. If making Oscar cut-out a tongue with red felt and sew in place on top of black mouth. Cut long strands of yarn and braid.

 To make the Oscar plush toy: with Light Grey yarn and G Hook

Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second 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 the BLO in each st-42sts.
Row 9. 1sc in each st-42sts.
Rows 10-20. Repeat row 9 and FO.
Stuff.

To make Oscar: with Spring Green and G Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second 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 each st-24sts.
Rows 6-9. Repeat row 5
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec1-18sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 1, dec1-12sts.
Row 12. Dec1 6x.
Row 13. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 14. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 16. 1sc in each st-24sts.
Row 17. Repeat row 16 and FO.
Make one more lid, but sew this one to Oscar. Push it down over the stuffing and sew in place.

To make the brow: with a D Hook
Ch10 and FO.
Sew above the eyes.

With white felt cut-out eyes with a sm. Amount of black make a pupil, sew or glue in place. Cut-out mouth & tongue.

To make the arms: make 2 with Spring Green and G Hook

Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 6sts.
Rows 3-9. 1sc in each st, to make the fingers.
Row 10. Ch4, 1sc in 3sts, 1sc in the original 6sts, ch4, 1sc in 3, 1sc, ch4, 1sc in 3, 1sc, ch3, 1sc in 2, 1sc and FO.
Sew the arms in place on each side.



 Free Pattern by Connie Hughes Designs©
This pattern is for personal use.

Do no sell this pattern it is Copyright Protected.
All Rights Reserved.
Connie Hughes Designs© & Connie’s Spot©

 If you see any mistakes please let me know so I can correct them.
I hope you enjoy making this Pattern &
Who you’re making it for enjoys it even more!

Thanks for Supporting Connie's Spot© Sponsors!





Reaper On a 3 Wheeler Halloween Decoration wayfair

Airblown Reaper on Large Three Wheeler Halloween Decoration - $90.95

Look out. It's Death on three wheels, and he's headed to your yard. With this Airblown you get a complete outdoor scene in seconds all with the greatest of ease. Features: -Weather resistant design.-Lights up.-Included everything for easy set up.-Airb...

Animated Halloween Camper wayfair

Airblown Animated Halloween Camper Halloween Decoration - $148.99

Set the tone of your Halloween decor. Looks like the Grim Reaper is taking Halloween on the road. With this Airblown you get a complete outdoor scene in seconds all with the greatest of ease. Features: -Reaper pops out of door.-Weather resistant desig...

Free Crochet Classes Craftsy

Disney Maleficent Giveawy reebok

janie and jack

adidas 2-tees

Connie's Spot© Subscription Form

Full Name *
Email *
Connie\
Subscribe to Connie's Spot© Get the Latest Creation, Pattern, Recipe, Crafting Tip, Giveaway, More!!
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
email marketing by activecampaign