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Friday, June 10, 2016

Free Crochet Gracie and her Gator Pattern©

Free Crochet Gracie and her Gator Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Here's My New Free Crochet Pattern
"Gracie and her Gator©"
What does a alligator and a puppy have in common?
Well besides biting...nothing...but my little Gracie loves hers...so
this pattern was inspired by my puppy and her love for her toy gator!









She absolutely loves playing with it...
and sleeping with it!
 I have been pre-occupied with my new puppy & working with my husband in
launching his New Partnership & Publication NW Road & Marine Magazine! 
So now that things are calming down around here again be sure you're
 Watching For My New Christmas Crochet Pattern Coming Soon!!
Connie

Yarns used in Pattern to make the Dog:
 I love this yarn in White (Hobby Lobby)
Pretty in Pink by Red Heart Super Saver
Sm. amount of Petal Pink by Red Heart Super Saver
Tiny amount of Black Yarn for Nose

Other Materials to make the dog:
2 12mm Safety Eyes in Black
4 Small Buttons (for Sweater)
Sewing Needle & Thread
Pink Blush & Q-Tip (for ears & cheeks)
Stitch Marker
Poly Fiber Fill
Optional: 1 Chenille Stem

Yarns & Other Materials for the Alligator are down below.

Dog stands 8"
Hook used to make Dog: D 3.25
Dog is crocheted in the round so use a stitch marker.

Abbreivations used in both patterns:
sc-single crochet
slst-slip stitch
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
trc-triple crochet
FLO-front loops only
BLO-back loops only
ch-chain
sk-skip
st-stitch
wk-work
sts-stitches
dec-decrease
FO-fasten off

Chihuahua Puppy Doll
To make the Head & Body: with White Yarn & D (3.25) Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 1, 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.
Rows 9-20. Repeat row 8
Put eyes in the 12th row from the top of head about 7sts apart, stuff head & body as you work.
Row 21. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 22. 1sc, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 23. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 24. 1sc in the FLO in 18sts.
Row 25. 1sc in 18sts
Row 26. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 27. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Row 29. 1sc in 36sts
Rows 30-33. Repeat row 29
Row 34. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 35. 1sc in 42sts.
Rows 36-38. Repeat row 35
Row 39. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st-48sts.
Row 40. 1sc in 48sts
Rows 41-44. Repeat row 40.
Row 45. 1sc in 7, 2sc in the next st-54sts.
Row 46. 1sc in 54sts
Rows 47-49. Repeat row 46
Row 50. 1sc in 7, dec1sc around-48sts.
Row 51. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 52. 1sc, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 53. Dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 54. Dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the Muzzle: with White Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Rows 3-4. 1sc in 12sts
Row 5. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 24sts
Row 9. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st and FO.
Sew the muzzle underneath the eyes and stuff lightly.

To make the black Nose: with Black Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 2sc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc in each st, ch1 & turn-4sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 4sts and FO.
Sew the nose to the muzzle.

To make the Ears: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 5, 2sc in one of the sts-7sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 6, 2sc-8sts.
Row 4. Increase sts to 10
Row 5. Increase sts to 13
Row 6. Increase sts to 15
Row 7. Increase sts to 16
Row 8 increase sts to 18
Row 9. Increase sts to 19
Row 10. Increase sts to 20
Row 11. Increase sts to 21
Row 12. Increase sts to 22
Row 13. Increase sts to 24
Row 14. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. Close the open ends of each ear by working 1sc through both sides and FO.
Sew ears to the head, with a Q-Tip and pink powdered blush rub each ear in the center. Then rub 2 small circles on each side of the muzzle on the head next to the nose.
To make the Front Paws: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 1, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 4-6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. Dec1sc 6x, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 8. 1sc in the FLO in 6sts, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 12sts
Repeat row 9 until leg measures about 4inches.
Sew the legs to the front of the dog, about 3sts a part.

To make the Back Legs: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 1, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 4-6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. 1sc, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 8. 1sc in the FLO in 6sts, 1sc in 6sts.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in 12sts
Row 11. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 12. 1sc in 18sts
Row 13. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 24sts
Rows 15-16. Repeat row 14
Row 17. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 18. 1sc, dec1sc around-12sts.
Stuff lightly
Row 19. Dec1sc all the way around until closed and FO.
Sew legs to each side of the body.

To make the Tail: with White Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Repeat until tail measures about 4 to 5 inches and FO. Optional: Cut and slide a chenille stem inside and sew to the back of dog.
To make the Pink Dog Sweater: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in the BLO in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 3-30. Repeat row 2
Row 31. 1sc in the BLO in 8sts, ch1 do not turn.
Row 32. 1sc in 36sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 33. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st, ch1 & turn-42sts.
Row 34. 1sc in 2, ch2, sk 2sts, 1sc in 38sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 35. 1sc in 38sts, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Rows 36-38. 1sc in 42sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 39. 1sc in 15, ch5, sk 5sts, 1sc in 3, ch5, sk 5sts, 1sc in 10sts, ch2, sk 2sts, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 40. 1sc in 2, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 10, 5sc in ch5 space, 1sc in 3, 5sc in ch5 space, 1sc in 15sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 41-42. 1sc in 42sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 43. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st, ch1 & turn-48sts.
Row 44. 1sc in 2, sk 2sts, 1sc in 44sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 45. 1sc in 44sts, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 46. 1sc in 48sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 47. 1sc in 7, 2sc in the next sts, ch1 & turn-54sts.
Row 48. 1sc in 54sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 49. 1sc in 50, ch2, sk2 sts, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 50. 1sc in 2, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 50 and FO.

To make the Sleeves: Attach Pretty in Pink Yarn with a slst and ch1
Row 1. 2sc in each st around-20sts.
Row 2. 1sc in 20
Rows 3-8. Repeat row 2
Row 9. Ch2, 1hdc in the BLO in 20sts, join & ch2.
Rows 10-11. 1hdc in each st around and FO.
Sew 4 small buttons on the back so they line up with the button holes.

To make the Bow: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 8sts, FO the first bow.
Put the first bow together with the second bow and wk 1sc around both pieces and FO.

To make the center of the Bow: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1 and FO.
Wrap this around the center of the bow and tie to secure. Sew to the dogs head.

To make the Collar: with Petal Pink & D Hook
Ch47
1slst in each st across & FO.
To make the Name Tag: with Petal Pink & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st and FO-18sts.
Sew the tag to the collar.

Yarns used in Pattern to make Alligator:
Glowworm by Red Heart Super Saver
Pumpkin by Red Heart Super Saver
White by Red Heart Super Saver

Other Materials used in Pattern:
Sewing Needle & Thread
2 9mm Safety Eyes in Black
Small Piece of Red Felt (for tongue)
Stitch Marker
Poly Fiber Fill

To make the Alligator: with Glowworm/Pumpkin Yarn & F Hook
Ch5
Row 1. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1
Row 3. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
To make the mouth top & bottom of mouth.
(Only make this in the Glowworm
Row 1. 1sc in the FLO in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. dec1sc, 1sc in 8sts, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in 4sts and FO).
Reattach yarn to the unworked sts of row 1 and continue on to row 11
Rows 11-15. repeat row 10
Row 16. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 18. 2sc, 1sc in 8sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 19. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 20-40. repeat row 19
Row 41. dec1sc, 1sc in 8sts, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 42. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 43. dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 44. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 45. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 46. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 47-57. repeat row 46
Row 58. dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 59. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 60. dec1sc, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 61. 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 62. dec1sc, ch1 do not turn.
Row 63. 1sc all the way around, ch1, do not turn.
When making the Glowworm piece you only want to wk in the BLO in the top mouth piece.
Row 64. 1sc in the BLO all the way around.
Rows 65-66. 1sc in each st around, if making the Pumpkin piece change to Glowworm and wk 1sc in each st around and FO.
Continue on to rows 67-68 if making the Glowworm piece.
Rows 67-68. 1sc in each st around and FO.
Make sure to wk 1sc around the second mouth piece (like in the photo below).
Once you have both pieces done you want to put the right sides together. Attach Glowworm with a slst and ch1.
Row 1. With the Glowworm piece on the top, wk 1slst in the BLO and 1slst in the FLO in the Pumpkin piece. Wk all the way around, leaving a few sts of the tail opened. Stuff and close the tail by working 1slst until closed and FO.





 To make the top mouth piece: with Glowworm & F Hook
Ch13
Row 1. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Repeat rows 2-10 of the top & bottom of the mouth.
Sew it to the top piece of the mouth (like in the photo below).
To make the Legs & Feet: with Glowworm Yarn & F Hook (make 4)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 12sts
Row 4. 1sc in 12sts but increase your sts to 15.
Row 5. 1sc in 15 increase sts to 16sts.
Row 6. dec1sc 4x, 1sc in 8sts.
Row 7. 1sc in the FLO in 4sts, 1sc in 8sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 12sts
Rows 9-11. repeat row 8
Row 12. 1hdc in 6sts, 1sc in 6sts.
Stuff the feet & legs lightly
Row 13. 1hdc in 6, 1slst in 6sts, join the two sides together by working 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn, repeat and FO.
Sew each leg in place, I sewed mine along the joining row of the two pieces.
To make the Eyeballs: with White Yarn & F Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 4-5. 1sc in each st-18sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Put safety eyes in place and stuff
Row 7. dec1sc around-6sts.
Row 8. dec1sc until closed and FO.
To make the green part that the eyeball sits in: with Glowworm & F Hook
(make 2)
Repeat rows 1-3 of the eye balls
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 5-8. 1sc in 24sts
Row 9. 1sc in each st, wk 1slst and FO.
Place eyeball inside the greet part and sew it into place to secure.

To make the Teeth: with White Yarn & C Hook
Ch5
1slst, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, repeat until you have 6 teeth on the top and 8 teeth on the bottom.
Sew the teeth in place.

To make the Tongue:
Cut out a small piece of red felt, sew or glue tongue to the inside of the mouth.

To make the Spikes: with Glowworm & C Hook (make 2)
Ch6
1slst, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1trc, repeat until you have 10 or 11 spikes and FO.
Join  the two together by working 1sc all the way around each spike and FO.
Sew to the back of alligator.


Now you have completed the 
Free Crochet Gracie and her Gator Pattern©
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern© and it's Free!

 Free Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©

My puppy is very tiny in fact we thought she was 3.5lbs. 
But when we took her to the vets and they weighed her 
we found out she only weighs 2.6lbs!!
Here's my 1st puppy sweater...
this pattern is very easy and simple to make... 
I made the sweater so that there is only one leg opening...
because my puppy had never worn a sweater before...
this just made taking it on and off easier for her and for me...
she adapted quite well...if you have a short haired dog like mine...
They Will and Do Get Cold!
Gracie wore her sweater all day yesterday when we were out and about and
she didn't seem to mind it at all... I know it kept her warm...she
was ready to get out of it once we got home though.

I used a tape measure to measure my puppy. This sweater won't fit all puppies because mine is so small. But you can make one for yours by measuring like I did.
My puppy's measurements are:
7" around the neck
91/2" around the body
From the lower neck to about 3" from the tail is 6
I made my sweater slightly bigger than her exact measurements because I didn't want her to get scared by having something on to tight. If your dog is use to sweaters then make it closer to their actual measurements.

To make the Puppy Sweater: with  Red Heart Gumdrop in Cherry & F Hook
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in the BLO in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 3-40. repeat row 2
Join the 2 ends together and wk 1slst across in 6sts, ch1.
Row 42. 1sc in 42sts, you can join or use a stitch marker. I used a stitch marker because I do not like the line you can get when joining.
The ch18 below will make the leg opening.
Row 43. ch18, skip 18sts, 1sc in 24sts.
Row 44. wk 1hdc in each st (including ch18)-42sts.
Row 45. 1hdc in 42sts
Repeat row 45 until the body of the sweater reaches about 2 or 3inches from the tail.



On Saturday night we gave Gracie a bath because she was going to Grandma's 
house on Sunday and this poor little girl had a complete melt down...
she curled up in a ball and then fell asleep like I've never seen her!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Free Crochet Sand Bucket Pillow Pattern©

Free Crochet Sand Bucket Pillow Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
For all my new followers and viewers if you missed it...
This is another one of my 1st Free Patterns from 3 years ago! :-)
Connie
Summer is a Coming Time for Sand Buckets
Here's one they can play inside with!





Materials Used:

Red Heart Spring Green, Blue, Bright Yellow, Pale Blue, Tan, and Pumpkin Orange.

Fiber-fill
Needle
Matching thread in
Blue, Tan, Yellow, Orange, Green 

G Hook

Abbreviations used in pattern
ch-chain
wk-work
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
st-sts-stitch & stitches
BLO-back loops only

With Spring Green
(Ch 2 will count as your 1st st throughout this pattern)

Row 1 
ch3, wk 11 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join

Row 2
ch 2, wk 1 hdc in the same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in every st, join

Row 3
ch 2, wk 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, join

Row 4
ch 2, wk 1 hdc in the same st as ch 2, 2 hdc in the next st
(so it's 2 hdc in one st, 2 hdc in the next st, repeat all the way around & join



Row 5

ch 2, wk 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next, repeat & join

(so it's 1hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc together in the next st)


Row 6
ch 2, 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next, repeat & join
(so it's 1 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next)

Row 7
ch 2 1 hdc in BLO in each st, join

Row 8 
ch 2, wk 1 hdc in both loops all the way around, join

Row 9
ch 2, 1 hdc in each st, adding 1 st in each new row
(place them randomly) join

Rows 10 to 17
repeat row 9 

Rows 18 to 21
I stopped increasing in row 18 to 21, the next 4 rows are for making the bucket taller.
Fasten off at the end of row 21

With Tan make the sand
(use a st marker)

Row 1
wk 6 sc it the magic ring, no not join (this is worked in the round)
(6sts)

Row 2 
wk 2 sc in each st around (12sts)

Row 3
wk 1 sc in the next st, wk 2 sc in the next, all the way around (18sts)

Row 4
wk 2 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (24sts)

Row 5 
wk 3 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next, around (30sts)


Row 6 

wk 4 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (36sts)



Row 7 
wk 5 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (42sts)

Row 8 
wk 6 sc in the next 6 sts, 2 in the next, around (48sts)

Row 9
wk 7 sc in the 7 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (54sts)

Row 10
wk 8 sc in the next 8 sts, 2 in the next one, around (60sts)

Row 11 
wk 9 sc in the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the next, around (66sts)

Row 12
wk 10 sc in the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around (72sts)

Row 13
wk 11 sc in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the next, around (78sts)

Row 14
wk 12 sc in the next 12 sts, 2 sc in the next st around (84sts)


Row 15

wk 13 sc in the next 13 sts, 2 in the next, around (90sts)



Row 16
1 sc in the BLO all the way around (this will make it easier to sew to the bucket)

Row 17
1 sc in each st under both loops, all the way around
Fasten off

The Handle

Row 1
ch 69, wk 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, ch 2 & turn
wk 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each st across
Fasten off

With matching thread sew the two sides together like a tube. Using thread makes it look better then using the yarn. I learned the hard way.

The Shovel (the long part)

Row 1
ch 2, wk 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, do not join


Row 2

wk 2 sc in each st around, do not join



Row 3
wk 1 sc in each st around, and continue that until your piece is about 3 inches long (I did about 12 rows)
when it's as tall as you want it, sc dec all the way around until closed.

For the Round Handle part

Row 1
ch 29, wk 1 sc in each st across

Rows 2 & 4
repeat row 1 and fasten off.

Sew this piece together like you did for the bucket handle.
Then sew the two ends together joining them like in picture 1.

Stuff your bucket with fiberfill and attach the sand piece to the top of the bucket. As shown in picture 2. Be careful when sewing the two pieces together, try not to pull the thread to tightly or your bucket will bunch up. 

Sew the top handle part of the shovel to the 3 inch tube in picture 3 and then attach that to the top of the sand part as shown in the picture. To help my bucket handle stand up I placed the shovel close to the handle to help support it and sewed them together (like in picture 4).

Picture 1

Picture 2
Picture 3


Picture 4





Now you have completed the
Free Crochet Sand Bucket Pillow Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
This pattern is for personal use.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Free Crochet Sun Hat Napkin Rings & Tea Cups Pattern©

Free Crochet Sun Hat Napkin Rings & Tea Cups Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
For all my new followers and viewers if you missed it...
This is one of my 1st Free Patterns from 3 years ago!
Connie
I was emptying my dish washer a while back and as I was putting my plates away...
When I thought of making some place mats & napkin rings to match!


I made these little tea cups...


But my favorite are these little hats!
The place mats are one row of single crochet and one row of double crochet, 
then I did a bobble stitch trim.
These little cups & hats are so easy to make...and they really fit with the plates
It's been hard to find napkin rings 
that look right with this set...
Now I can hardly wait to use them!

Free Crochet Sun Hat Napkin Rings & Tea Cups Pattern©
The little hats would be perfect for a ladies tea or the Red Hat Society, 
I made a sample in red.
Materials I used:
Red Heart Yarn
I used these colors because they fit my décor.
Bright Yellow
Spring Green
Blue
Orange
Buff or Tan

Hooks Used:
D,G & H

Other Materials:
Needle & Matching Threads
Fiberfil

Abbreviations
sc-single crochet
dc-double crochet
BLO-back loops only
st-stitch
wk-work
sl-st-slip stitch

For the Tea Cup use G hook
Make the magic ring

Row 1, 6 sc into the ring

Row 2, 2 sc in each st around

Row 3, 1 sc in the next st , 2 sc in the next, around

Row 4, 1 sc in th the BLO

Row 5, 1 sc in each st around, both loops

Rows 6, 7,8, & 9, 1 sc in each st around, at end of row 9 ch 8 and

sl st into the 6th row from the top of the cup, that makes the handle.

Fasten Off.

For the Saucer
Repeat Rows

1, 2, 3 of Tea Cup

Row 4, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around

Row 5, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around and FO

For Top of Tea Cup in buff or tan

Make the magic ring

Row 1, wk 6 sc into the center

Row 2, 2 sc in each st around

Row 3, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in the next, around and FO

For the Leaf in Spring Green

For cup

Ch 6, 1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 6 dc in the last st, working on the other side wk 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, FO

For The Napkin Ring Make With Spring Green use H hook

Ch 24 and join with a sl st

Row 1, Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join

Row 2, Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, join

Row 3, Repeat row 1

Row 4, Repeat row 2

Row 5, Repeat row 1

With needle and thread sew the leaves on to the saucer, fill the cup with fiber fill and sew the tan piece down on top. Then sew cup onto leaves and saucer. Sew the cup and saucer onto the napkin ring.

The Hat, use G hook

Make the magic ring

Row 1, 6 sc in the ring

Row 2, 2 sc in each st

Row 3, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next around

Row 4, 1 sc in each st around

Rows 5, 6 repeat row 4

Row 7, 2 sc in the back loops only all the way around, join

Row 8, ch1, 1sc in each st

Rows 9, 10, 11 repeat row 8 and FO

Bottom of Hat

Make the magic ring

Row 1, 6 sc in the ring

Row 2, 2 sc in each st, around

Row 3, 1 sc in the st, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 4, 1 sc in the 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 5, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 6, 1 sc in the 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around

Row 7, 1 sc in the 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, around, FO

With a D hook sl st top of hat to the bottom part, stop and stuff the top part of hat and continue your way around. Sometimes the top part of the hat doesn’t lay flat with the bottom, if that happens just tack it down with a needle and thread like in the photo.

Using the D hook and orange yarn

Make the band around the hat ch 45, with matching thread sew to hat like in the picture. Ch 20 to make the loops of the bow, stitch that in place like in the picture.
Make napkin rings and attach like you did for the Tea Cups.




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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Here's Gracie the little Chihuahua

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
This is my Mother's Day present from my husband...he knew I
needed something little to love...her name is Gracie, she is a pure breed Chihuahua...she weighs about 3.5lb
 and she is the sweetest thing ever...I got her yesterday and
we were out most of the day, she loved being inside my
doggy bag...and every where we went people just loved her...she
slept all night and when she woke up this morning she just
played with her little toy!
I will soon be making little sweaters and hats for her and I'll make those
patterns available to you!
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Poem Mother© By Connie Hughes

With Mother's Day nearly upon us...I thought I would share my
Mother's Day poem with you...my mother passed a way when I was in
my early twenties and Mother's Day has always been so hard...there isn't a day
that goes by that my mom isn't in my thoughts and especially on this day!
So to all the Great Mom's out there...
Happy Mother's Day!

Mother©
 Mother thank you for all you did
Especially when I was just a selfish kid
I didn’t know your pain or the burdens you use to bare
My foolish heart thought you would always be there.

So many times I was so utterly blind
But when the world was harsh and friends were unkind
You were there to soften each and every blow
I didn’t know back then that you were a mere girl just like me
With a yearning heart begging at times to be wild and free.

Thank you for giving me the wee hours of the night
For holding me in loving arms until the morning light
Thank you for the bed time stories that you made so fun
Thank you for the long summer days we spent playing in the sun
Thank you for teaching me to ride my bike and helping me so
Knowing that perfect moment, when to let me go.

Thank you for a life time of birthday parties,
Christmas’s and Sunday dinners
For staying by my side when I was sick and scared
Thank you for the gentle kisses and brushing back my hair
Thank you for letting me yell and throw a fit every now and then
Thank you for not just being my Mother but for being my friend.

 I still remember the sorrow of that day, when from this life you slipped away
And how my world nearly came to a end, but God had given me a baby
So I honored you by giving her what you had given me, a Mother!

By
Connie Hughes©


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