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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©


Friday, April 15, 2016

Free Crochet Ballerina Doll Pattern©

Here's my New Crochet Ballerina Doll Pattern©
"Inspired by Angelina Ballerina & Friends"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
I had a free pattern of this doll available before but the neck and 
head were a bit hard to do...so I took it down a while ago...
But she is back and I think she is much better than the one before...
I hope you agree and enjoy making her
for that sweet little one in your life.
What I made different in this pattern is that the head, neck and body
are all one piece...so when your done you don't have to
try and sew the head onto the neck...I also have added
a link to make the neck piece that goes inside doll...
to make the neck and head much more sturdier. 
Every little Ballerina needs a bag to put their stuff in...so I've added 
this small and simple bag to the pattern. 






When finished the Dolls Measure about 17"

Red Heart Yarns used in Pattern: 
(I made my dolls using my scrap yarns, so I don't have the exact amounts)
To make the Pink Ballerina:
Baby Pink
Pretty in Pink
To make the Buff Ballerina:
Glowworm
Buff
White (for bags)
Hooks used in Pattern:
D and F
Other Materials used in Pattern:
Poly Fiber Fill
Stitch Marker
2 12mm Safety Eyes (in blue, per doll)
Sm. Pieces of White Felt (for eyes)
Tapestry Need (to use when fastening off)
Sewing Needle & Thread
Black Embroidery Floss (for eye lashes)
Optional Items:
1 Small Flower (glued to the glowworm tutu)
1 Small Bow (glued to the pink tutu)
Q-Tip & Blush (for cheeks)

Stitche & Abreviations used in Pattern
sc-single crochet
st-stitch
sts-stitches
wk-work
dc-double crochet
dec-decrease
ch-chain
FLO-front loops only
BLO-back loops only
hdc-half double crochet
FO-fasten off

*I made the head on the green (glowworm) mouse doll a little different from the pink one...the  nose part is a little easier to make...so if your new to making dolls like this you might find this one a little easier to do.*
Use a Stitch Marker
To make the Pink Head: with Baby Pink & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 6sts
Row 3. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 12sts
Row 5. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 18sts
Rows 7-8. repeat row 6
Row 9. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 10-11. 1sc in 24sts
Row 12. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 13-14. 1sc in 30sts
Row 15. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Rows 16-17. 1sc in 36sts
Row 18. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 19. 1sc in 42sts
To make Hole for the Neck:
Row 20. Ch6, skip 6sts, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 21.1sc in each ch6, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 22. 1sc in 42sts
Rows 23-25. 1sc in 42sts
Row 26. 1sc in 5, dec1sc around-36sts.
Put Eyes in about row 15 counting from the tip of the nose up.
Row 27. 1sc in 4, dec1sc around-30sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 29. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 30. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.











Row 31. dec1sc until closed and FO.
To make the pink Tip of the Nose: with Pretty in Pink/Baby Pink Yarn & D Hook
The little round nose can be a bit hard to make.
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 3sts in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 3sts, dec each st until closed and FO.
To make the Neck & Body: with Baby Pink & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1.wk1sc in the ch6 and 1sc in the 6 skipped sts.
Row 2. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 18sts
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 24sts
Row 6. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 7-8. 1sc in 30sts
Change to Pretty in Pink
Row 9. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Rows 10-12. 1sc in 36sts
Row 13. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Rows 14-17. 1sc in 42sts
Row 18. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st-48sts.
Rows 19-23. 1sc in 48sts
Row 24. 1sc in 7, 2sc in the next st-54sts.
Rows 25-27. 1sc in 54sts
Row 28. 1sc in 8, 2sc in the next st-60sts.
Rows 29-31. 1sc in 60sts
Row 35. 1sc in 8, dec1sc around-54sts.
Row 36. 1sc in 7, dec1sc around-48sts.
See instructions below before closing all the way. So you can add the neck piece that will help make the head much studier.
Row 37. 1sc in 6, dec1sc around-42sts.
Row 38. 1sc in 5, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 39. 1sc in 4, dec1sc around-30sts.
Make neck piece and stuff
Row 40. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 41. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 42. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 43. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the Arms: with Baby Pink/Buff Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 4-6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. 1sc, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 8. dec1sc until you have 9sts.
Stuff hands and arms lightly as you work
Row 9. 1sc in 9sts, repeat until arm measures about 6¼ inches.
Dec1sc until arms are closed and FO.
Sew each arm in place.
To make Straps for the Pink Doll: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch15
Row 1. 1sc in 14sts, FO. Sew the straps over each arm, on the front of the doll and to the back side.

To make the Feet & Legs: with Pretty in Pink/Glowworm Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Repeat rows 1-3 of the arms
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 6-9. 1sc in 30sts
Row 10. dec1sc 8x, 1sc in 14sts.
Change to Baby Pink/Buff
Row 11.1sc in the FLO in 22sts
Row 12. 1sc in 22sts
Row 13. dec1sc 8x, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 14. 1sc in the FLO 4, 1sc in 10sts.
Stuff the foot, stuff legs as you work
Row 15. 1sc in 14sts
Rows 16-38. repeat row 15 (stop after row 32 and change to Glowworm if making the green mouse then continue on to rows 33-38).
Dec 1sc in each st until legs are closed and FO.
Sew each leg in place.

To make the Ears: with Baby Pink/Buff & D 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 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 6-8. 1sc in 30sts
Row 9. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 12. dec1sc until closed and FO.
Sew each ear in place.
To make the Tail: with Baby Pink/Buff Yarn & D Hook

Ch2
Row 1. 1sc in 4sts, repeat until tail measures about 81/2 inches long and FO.
Sew to the back side of the doll under her tutu.
To make the Bow on the head: with Pretty in Pink or Glowworm & D Hook
Ch31
1sc in 30sts and FO.
To make the center of the Bow:
Ch7
1sc in 6sts and FO.
Sew the 2 ends together in the middle, wrap the center piece around it and sew to the head.

To make the Tutu: with Pretty in Pink/Glowworm & D Hook
Ch43
Row 1. 1sc in 42sts, ch3 and turn.
Row 2. 1dc, 3dc in 40sts, 1dc in the last st, ch3 & turn.
Row 3. 1dc in 42sts, ch3 & turn.
Row 4. 1dc in 42sts and FO.
Sew the two ends of the tutu together, it will be snug.
To make the Tutu Bag: with White Yarn & F Hook
Ch16
Row 1. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-15. Repeat row 1
Row 16. 1sc in the BLO in 15sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 18-29. Repeat row 17 and FO.
To make the Tutu on the white bag: with Pretty in Pink/Glowworm & D Hook
Ch17
Row 1. Wk 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, 1hdc in each st across, ch1 & turn.
(The bag with the pink tutu on it, has a wider ribbon then the green one. So I worked 1 more row of hdc sts).
Row 2. 1sc in each st across, ch3 & turn.
Row 3. 1dc in the first 2sts, wk 3dc in each st but the last 2sts, 1dc in the last 2sts, ch3 & turn.
Row 4. 1dc in each st across and FO. Leave the sides opened for now.
I hot glued my ribbon down across the row or rows that have the half double crochet stitches. I made a small bow and glued that on top of the ribbon. Before attaching the tutu to the front of the bag, seal up the sides first by:
Reattach White Yarn and wk 1slst across each side and FO.
With hot glue attach the tutu to the front of the bag.
To make the Strap on the bag: with White Yarn & D Hook
Ch61, wk 1slst in each st across and FO.
(I found working 1sc in each st across and then removing them and then wk 1slst across made it much easier to do).
This is the head for the Buff colored mouse doll.
To make the Buff Head: with Buff Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 12sts
Row 4. 1sc in 1, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 18sts
Row 6. 1sc 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 7-10. 1sc in 24sts
Row 11. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Rows 12-13. 1sc in 30sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Rows 15-18. 1sc in 36sts
Row 19. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 20. 1sc in 42sts.
To make the Hole for the Neck:
Row 21. Ch6, skip 6sts, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 22. 1sc in each ch6, 1sc in 36sts.
Row 23. 1sc in 42sts
Row 24. 1sc in 5, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 25. 1sc in 4, dec1sc around-30sts.
Row 26. 1sc in 3, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 27. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 19. dec1sc until closed and FO.
Attach yarn to the hole to make the neck and body using the neck & body pattern above.

Here is how to make the head really sturdy!
Here's what you do!
Wrap a long piece of scrap yarn around the
Poly-fiber fill and keep wrapping tightly.
Until it becomes stiff.
 When it's stiff put it inside the head of your doll...place
poly fiber fill all around the head so the stiff
piece is in the middle. If you
have a big doll with a big head you could even
put in 2 to make it sturdy!

This Completes the Free Crochet Ballerina Doll Pattern©
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Connie

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Chef Basil Pattern© & Wonderful Story!

This is my customer Dorothy's version of my Chef Basil Pattern©
In addition to sharing the completed doll (pictured below) she shared the story of 
the real life chef she made him for while she was vacationing in Spain :-)
Dorothy Thank You for sharing your completed doll and great job!
As well as your wonderful story!!
Connie
Dorothy bought the Chef Basil Pattern© to make him for this 
Chef in Spain because he and his family were so nice and treated 
them like family while they were vacationing there.
The Chef was so moved by her gift when they were 
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spike & Pinky© Monster Rock Band Doll Pattern©

Spike & Pinky© Monster Rock Band Doll Pattern©
Plus Spike Pinky© Matching Hats Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
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 These cute and quirky dolls are my latest creations...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Free Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern with Fringe©

Free Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern with Fringe©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
This scarf is super easy and perfect for a beginner!
"Glamour"
This scarf is made with Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's Glamour in
Moonstone...you'll need about 3 skeins...they are very small rolls...for all
3 scarves I used a 8.00mm Hook.
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This scarf is perfect for Spring...it's a light weight yarn from 
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"Bubble Gum"
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"Soft Taupe"
I have One Only Available of the Finished Scarf for $19.99 at the link below:
 You'll need 2 skeins of Loops & Threads Impeccable
in Soft Taupe 268 yds...you'll have a little left over!
Loosely ch145 join, being careful not to twist your chain, & ch3.
Row 1. Wk 1dc in each st around, join & ch3.
Rows 2-8. Repeat row 1 and FO.
To make the Tassels:
Cut yarn pieces about 9 or 10 inches in length.
Put 3 or 4 pieces together like in the photos below.






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