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Monday, February 8, 2016

Pippa the Purple Bunny Doll Pattern©

"Pippa the Purple Bunny Doll Pattern©"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
→New for Spring/Easter 2016←

If you're like me, you probably get tired of making dolls
only to find that after you've added hair, big ears or a hat and then the head
starts drooping...well my new bunny's head started to do that...
So I just had to find a way to make that head sturdier...
After a little research online and not finding any ideas other than a wooden 
dowel or piece of wire and quite frankly you simply cannot give a child 
  a plushy toy with either of those two items in it!
So I racked my brain for a few days and then I got an idea...
It looks weird but it works, I put it in my new bunny doll and her head is perfect...
So scroll down to the bottom to see what I did!
She is wearing her garden crown & garden boots...and she
comes with her every own garden wheelbarrow!


The pattern includes the doll and all the crocheted accessories pictured.
Plus lots of how to pictures!! 
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She also has a garden sun hat!

She even has her very own removable gardening boots!
Her Beautiful Purple Eyes are from Suncatcher Craft Eyes
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I attached 2 spring inspired wreaths
on each side of the wheelbarrow!
Gardening Wreaths for the Wheelbarrow


You can put her ears up or down like I did.
Her little hat is adorned with a sweet pink rose!

Here is how to make the head 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!

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Free Minion Inspired Crochet Tic-Tac-Toe Bag Pattern©

"Free Minion Inspired Crochet Tic-Tac-Toe Bag Pattern©"
By Connie Hiughes Designs©
This is a great crochet project for beginners super easy and fun

Plus it's makes great kids take along toy for when going out!!

Red Heart Yarns used in Pattern:
Yellow
Blue
Black
Grey
Light Raspberry

Other Materials used:
Felt in (yellow, white, brown and black)
Sewing Needle & Thread
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker
Glue

Hooks used:
G, D

To make the Bag: with Blue Yarn & G Hook (make 2)
Ch25
Row 1. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-15. repeat row 1, FO blue and continue to row 16.
Attach Yellow Yarn with a slst and ch1 
Row 16. 1sc in the FLO in each st across, ch1 & turn-26sts.











Rows 17-30. 1sc in each st across, ch1 & turn.
Row 31. 1sc in the BLO in each st, ch1 & turn.








Row 32. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 33-47. repeat row 32, FO row 47
Attach Blue Yarn with a slst, ch1
Row 48. 1sc in each st across and FO-24sts.
Before sealing the bag, sew all the pieces on first. Then with yellow yarn seal both sides of the bag by working 1slst all the way across where the blue and yellow come together & FO.











To make the Eye: with Grey Yarn & D Hook (use a stitch marker)











Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-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 the FLO in each st-24sts.
Row 6. 1sc in each st-24sts.
Row 7. repeat row 6
Row 8. 1sc in the BLO in 24sts.
Row 9. 1sc in each st-24sts.
Row 10. repeat row 9 and FO.
Cut out a piece of white felt to fit inside the eye. Cut out a small piece of brown & black, and glue in place. Cut out a small piece of yellow felt and make the eye lid.

To make the Black Band for the goggle: with F Hook
Ch25
Row 1. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1 and FO.
Sew eye to the band and then sew the band to the front of the bag.

To make the Tongue: with Light Raspberry & G Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 5sc in 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 each st-15sts.
Rows 5-7. repeat row 4 and FO.
Pinch the tongue in the middle and sew in place underneath the eye.

To make the Tic-Tac-Toe Bars: with Yellow & D Hook
Make 2, ch25 and FO
Make 2, 17 and FO
Sew to the blue front side of the bag.

The front & side closures: with Blue Yarn & G Hook (make 2)










Ch19
Row 1. 1sc in 18sts and FO.
Sew in place like in the photo.

You can make these little X's & O's or use buttons.

This Completes the Free Minion Inspired Crochet Tic-Tac-Toe Bag Pattern©
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

My New Crochet Poncho's

"Here's My New Crochet Poncho's"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
I just want to share my new poncho's with you...
I've been working on these off and on for awhile now...
I  never made anything like it before...
I made the Ivory colored one first as a trial...not quite sure
how it would turn out and if I would even like it...
When I was done I decided that I liked it...
So I made one in Dusty Rose...
But then I realized I really didn't have that much to
wear with that color...so I made one in black! :-)

It's so easy to throw on with jeans and go!
 I just added this small break to add some interest...
really love the black one...it's so very comfortable to wear!

I didn't make a pattern for these since I was really just experimenting.
But I wanted to share them with you...what do think?



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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Free Retro Robot & Pony Hat Patterns©

"Free Retro Robot & Pony Hat Patterns©"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Here are two more hat patterns...with the cold and wet weather we've been 
having here it just makes you want to curl up and make a hat...and I
just love making things for kids...so here's a
Toddler size Robot Hat and a Child size Pony Hat! 
The Robot Hat can be for a boy or girl...the Pony Hat is perfect
if you have a My Little Pony fan, if so they'll love this hat! 


Both hats are easy to make and fun for the kids to wear! 
 I really enjoyed making the Pony Hat...I remember buying these
for my girls when they were little...I guess a good toy
never goes out of style!
 
I chose to make the rainbow colored pony because
of the of mane, it is so pretty!
I made 5 rows...the mane takes a while to make...so
I put on a movie and by the time
the it was over I was done...well I had 3 done!
This 1950's Toy Robot was my inspiration for the Retro
Robot Hat Below...I did change the color of the nose to white
because you just couldn't see it with the red...I personally
love the old classic toys...they were made to last...these
robots were heavy and made out of metal, although they were
probably painted with lead paint...but the quality and durablity
of these toys were outstanding!
The pattern for each hat is down below the Pony's in Blue and the Robots in Red!
I hope you enjoy making them...it's the perfect time to add some new
hats to the kids wardrobe!


Pony Hat is Child Size
Yarn used for the Hat:
 1 Skein of I Love This Yarn in Turquoise (Hobby Lobby)
Red Heart Yarns used to make the Mane/Eyes in:
Glowworm Green
White
Black
Yellow
Purple
Blue
Red
Hooks used in Pattern:
J 6.0mm, G 4.0mm, E 3.5mm
Other Materials used in Pattern:
Sewing Needle & Thread
Hot Glue (to attach the small white dots to eyes)
Abbreivations used in both Patterns:
sc-single crochet
st-stitch
sts-stitches
wk-work
ch-chain
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
rsc-reverse singel crochet
BLO-back loops only
FLO-front loops only
dec-decrease
FO-fasten off

To make Pony Hat: with Turquoise Yarn & J Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 9hdc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2hdc in each st around-18sts.
Row 3. 1hdc in 1, 2hdc in the next st-27sts.
Row 4. 1hdc in 2, 2hdc in the next st-36sts.
Row 5. 1hdc in 3, 2hdc in the next st-45sts.
Row 6. 1hdc in 4, 2hdc in the next st-54sts.
Row 7. 1hdc in 5, 2hdc in the next st-63sts.
Row 8. 1hdc in each st around.
Repeat until hat measures 7.5inches, when the hat measurements are reached wk 2 or 3sc sts, and then make the ear flaps below.
To make the Ear Flaps:
Row 1. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 8, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 10sts, 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.
Row 9. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. dec1sc, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. dec1sc and FO.
To make the 2nd Ear: Leave 20 to 21sts in the front unworked, attach yarn and make the 2nd ear flap, repeating rows 1-12 and FO. Attach Blue Yarn with a slst and ch1, wk 1sc all the way around the hat and FO.

To make the Ears on top of the hat: with Turquoise Yarn & G Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 1, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 18sts
Rows 5-10. repeat row 4
Add 2sts
Row 11. 1sc in 20sts
Row 12. 1sc in 20sts
Add 2sts
Row 13. 1sc In 22sts
Row 14. 1sc in 22sts and FO.

To make the White Eyes: with White Yarn & G Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 8hdc in 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2hdc in each st around-18sts.
Row 3. 1hdc in 2, 2hdc in the next st-24sts.
Row 4. 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1slst and FO.

Attach black yarn to the top of the white eye (like in the photo below).
Black Yarn & E Hook with a slst
Ch1, wk 1slst in the BLO in 12sts along the top part of each eye and FO. (Don't worry it the eye curls a little bit).
Sew the white part of the eyes onto the hat after you sew on the purple eyes.

To make the Pupil: with Black Yarn & G Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Attach Purple Yarn with a slst & ch2
Row 1. wk 1hdc in 1st, 2hdc in the next st around and FO.
With a small piece of white felt cut-out 2 small circles and 2 tiny circles and hot glue them into place.










To make the Mane: with Yellow, Purple, Red, Blue and Glowworm Green & J Hook (make 1 in each color for a total of 5).













Ch between 70 or 75 (or how ever long you want)
Row 1. wk 1sc in each st across, ch3 & turn.
Row 2. wk 3dc in each st across, ch3 & turn. (I worked a few sts with 2dc in them so it wouldn't be as curly).
Row 3. wk 1dc in each st across, ch3 & turn.
Row 4. 1dc in each st across and FO.

To sew the mane on: Sew the first one on in the middle of the hat like in the 1st photo below. About 6" from the front of the hat up.  Leaving 2 ½ to 3" in the front of each mane loose, for a more natural look. Then sew 2 manes on each side of the centered one.










To finish hat make the Braids.












Retro Robot Hat

Robot Hat is Toddler Size
Yarn used for the Hat:
1 Skein of I Love This Yarn in Red (Hobby Lobby)
Small Amount of Turquoise (for the eyes)
Red Heart Yarns used in Pattern:
White
Yellow
Grey

Hooks used in Pattern:
J 6.0mm, G/F 4.0mm/3.75mm, C/D 2.75mm/3,25mm

Other Materials used in Pattern:
Sewing Needle & Thread
Poly Fiber Fill To make the Toddler Robot Hat: with Red Yarn & J Hook
Repeat rows 1-8 of the Pony Hat, repeat row 8 until the hat measures 7inches, make the 1st ear flap.
To make the Ear Flaps:
Row 1. wk 1hdc in 10sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 2. dec1hdc, 1hdc in 6sts, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Row 3. 1hdc in 8sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 4. dec1hdc, 1hdc in 4, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Row 5. 1hdc in 6sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 6. dec1hdc, 1hdc in 2, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Row 7. 1hdc in 4sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 8. dec1hdc, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Row 9. dec1hdc and FO.
Skip 21sts in the front of the hat and make the 2nd ear flap, repeat rows 1-9.

To make the Grey Trim around the hat: with Grey Yarn & G Hook
(Working a reverse single crochet will make it look like a coil).
Attach yarn with a slst, ch1, wk 1rsc all the way around and FO.

To make the Yellow piece on top of the hat: with Yellow & G Hook
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.
Row 4. 1sc in the FLO in 18sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 18sts
Row 6. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 24sts
Rows 8-9. repeat row 7
Attach grey yarn to the outside with a slst, ch1
Row 10. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next, join & ch1.
Row 11. 1sc in the FLO, join and FO.
Stuff and sew to the top of the hat.
There are no stiff pieces on this hat...
the Antenna's are soft and bendable!
To make the Mouth: with White Yarn & G Hook
Ch26
Row 1. wk 1sc in each st across, change to grey yarn, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in each st across, change to white yarn, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in each st across and FO.

To make the Nose: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 2sc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 wk 1sc around 2 sides and FO.
Crochet the 2 noses together, wk 1sc around the bottom and one side leaving one side opened. Stuff the nose lightly and sew on to the hat.

To make the Eyes: with Yellow Yarn & G or F Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Change to Turquoise Yarn
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Change to White Yarn
Row 3. 1sc in 1, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st and FO-24sts.

To make the Grey Side Pieces: with Light Grey Yarn & G or F Hook (make 2 of each)













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.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in the FLO in each st-30sts
The Middle Piece:
Repeat rows 1-4, then repeat row 6
The Small Piece:
Repeat rows 1-3, then repeat row 6
Sew the 3 pieces one on top of the other and then sew on to each side of the hat.

To make the Grey Antenna: with Light Grey Yarn & C or D Hook (make 2)













Ch26
wk 1slst in each st and FO.

To make the Little Red Antenna Ball: with Red Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 5sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-10sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 10sts
Row 4. 1sc, dec1sc around.
Row 5. dec1sc and FO.
Push the grey antenna piece inside the ball opening and sew in place.

To make the Pom-Poms see link below

http://spotconnie.blogspot.com/2016/01/free-bb-robot-inspired-crochet-hat.html

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