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Monday, October 20, 2014

Purple Monster Inspired Hat and Goggles Pattern©


"Purple Monster Inspired Hat and Goggles Pattern©"
This is the perfect hat for the kids this Halloween!
A customer just sent this pic of her
Purple Minion Inspired Monster Hat
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This is such a fun hat to wear and a lot of
fun to make...I've included lots of pictures on how to
to do the hair...and I'll show you how I made
the goggles...and you won't believe how
easy they were to make!
I made the goggles sturdy and removable...Why? Because kids
love to wear them...even Agnes likes them!

The goggles are the first thing kids want to put on...it's
so cute to see them running around and playing with them!
 His sleepy eye lids and sharp pointed teeth
are super easy to make too!
 

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Cute Christmas Crochet Craft Patterns©

Hello all, yes it's that time again...
I've been working on some Christmas patterns for around the house!
Here's my latest free patterns I hope you enjoy!
By Connie Hughes Designs©

 Don't forget the Christmas Light Bulb Pillows also free!
 
Christmas Light Blub Hot Pads: with Light Grey Yarn & J Hook (make 2)
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-9. repeat row 1
Row 10. 1sc in each st and FO.
Change to Green or Red
Row 11. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. 2sc, 1sc in 10, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. 2sc, 1sc in 12sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 2sc, 1sc in 14, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Rows 18-24. 1sc in 18sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 25. dec1 sc, 1sc in 14sts, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 26. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 27. dec1 sc, 1sc in 12, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 28. 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Row 29. dec1 sc, 1sc in 10, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 30. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 31. dec1 sc, 1sc in 8, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 32. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 33. dec1 sc, 1sc in 6, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 34. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 35. dec1 sc, 1sc in 4, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 36. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 37. dec1 sc, 1sc in 2, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 38. dec1 sc, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 39. dec1 sc and FO.
 
To make the small hanger: with Light Grey J Hook (make 2)
Ch17, wk 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook and FO.
Sew it on the top part of the light.

Mini Light Appliques that go on the long white pillow: D Hook
Ch5
Row 1. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-3. repeat row 1
Row 4. 1sc in each st and FO.
Change Color
Row 5. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 6st, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. dec1 sc, 1sc 4, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. dec1 sc, 1sc in 2, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. dec1 sc, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. dec1sc and FO.

To make the Long White Pillow: with White Yarn G Hook (make 2)
Ch60
Row 1. 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch1 & turn-58sts.
Rows 2-12. Repeat row 1, after row 12 FO.
Attach red yarn and ch3, wk 3dc in each st around and FO.
Since this is a decorative pillow, sew the lights on, but not all the way flat...take a long strand of green yarn and weave it in and out along the top part of each light where the grey is...this way it looks like a real strand of lights.

I love these because they are perfect for preschoolers...and
you can make them in your child's favorite
Christmas Color!
To make the Light Bulb Pillows: with Light Grey and whatever color you choose.
With 4.5 Hook
Ch17
Row 1. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn-16sts.
Rows 2-11. repeat row 1
Row 12. 1sc in each st and FO.
Change Color
Row 13. 2sc, 1sc in 14sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. 1sc in 18sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. 2sc, 1sc 16, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. 1sc in 20sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 2sc, 1sc in 18sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 18. 1sc in 22sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 19. 2sc, 1sc in 20, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 20. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 21. 2sc, 1sc in 22, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 22. 1sc in 26sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 23-36. repeat row 22
Row 37. dec1 sc, 1sc in 22, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 38. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 39. dec1 sc, 1sc in 20, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 40. 1sc in 22sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 41. dec1 sc, 1sc in 18, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 42. 1sc in 20, ch1 & turn.
Row 43. dec1 sc, 1sc in 16, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 44. 1sc in 18, ch1 & turn.
Row 45. dec1 sc, 1sc in 13, dec1, ch1 & turn.
Row 46. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 47. dec1 sc, 1sc in 12, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 48. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 49. dec1 sc, 1sc in 10, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 50. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 51. dec1 sc, 1sc in 8, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 52. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 53. dec1 sc, 1sc in 6, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 54. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 55. dec1 sc, 1sc in 4, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 56. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 57. dec1 sc, 1sc in 2, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 58. dec1sc, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 59. dec1 sc and FO.
Holding both pieces together wk 1sc around the red part, when you reach the top part change to grey and wk 1sc in each st. Stuff before closing.

This is a very pretty pillow...but I think it would look better in
green or white!
To make the Christmas Present Pillow: with Gold Yarn & 4.5 Hook (make 2)
Ch52
Row 1. 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch2 & turn-50sts.
Rows 2-27. repeat row 1
Row 28. ch3, wk 3dc in each st and FO.

This is the bow that is on top of the pillow...I just didn't put
the tails on the pillow...down below you'll find the
pattern on how to make the tails!
To make the Big Red Bow: with Red & 4.5 Hook (make 2)
Ch25
Rows 1-2. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn24sts.
Row 3. dec1 sc, 1sc in 20, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 1sc in 22sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. dec1 sc, 1sc in 18, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 20sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. dec1 sc, 1sc in 16, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 18sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. dec1 sc, 1sc in 14sts, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. dec1 sc, 1sc in 12sts, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. dec1 sc, 1sc in 10, dec1 sc, ch1 &turn.
Row 14. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. dec1 sc, 1sc in 8sts, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. dec1 sc, 1sc in 6, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Rows 18-20. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Now we're increasing sts
Row 21. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 22. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 23. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 24. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 25. 2sc, 1sc in 10sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 26. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 27. 2sc, 1sc in 12, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 28. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 29. 2sc, 1sc in 14, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 30. 1sc in 18sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 31. 2sc, 1sc in 16, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 32. 1sc in 20sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 33. 2sc, 1sc in 18, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 34. 1sc in 22sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 35. 2sc, 1sc in 20sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 36-37. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn row 36, after row 37 FO.
Holding both bows together wk 1sc around through both pieces and FO.

To make the center of the Bow: 4.5 Hook
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-6. repeat row 1 and FO.
(Leave a 3inch tail on both sides, sew center with the tails).

To make the side pieces that wrap around the Present Pillow: 4.5 Hook (make 2)
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Repeat row 1 until it reaches around the front of the pillow.

I love bows and it's just not Christmas without at
least one big red bow...this is pretty on the back
of chairs or on a wreath!


To make the Bow Tails: with a 4.5 Hook (make 4)
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-20. repeat row 1
Row 21. dec1 sc, 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 22. 1sc in 9sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 23. dec1 sc, 1sc in 7sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 24. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 25. dec1 sc, 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 26. 1sc in 7sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 27. dec1 sc, 1sc in 5sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 28. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 29. dec1 sc, 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 30. 1sc in 5sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 31. dec1 sc, 1sc in 3, ch1 & turn.
Row 32. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 33. dec1sc, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 34. dec1 sc and FO.
With the 2 pieces together wk 1sc through both pieces and sew to the
back of the bow.
I love getting out the Christmas China and setting
the table...and I love the big bow so I thought
"hey why not a little bow around my napkins"
this to is super easy!
The little Bow Napkin Rings: with 4.5 Hook (make 2)
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1 sc, 1sc in 4, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1 sc, 1sc in 2, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Rows 5-6. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 8sts, FO the 1st bow.
When your done with the 2nd bow ch1 and with both pieces together wk 1sc around both, ch1 around each corner and FO.
To make the center of the Bow: 4.5 Hook
Ch6  (leave a 3inch tail on both sides, sew center with the tails).
Row 1. 1sc in 5sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1 and FO.

To make the Ring: 4.5 Hook
Ch19 & join with a sl st
Row 1. wk 1sc in each st around.
Rows 2-4. repeat row 1 and FO.
Sew the ring to the back of bow.

 I have to say my Snowman has turned out to be one of
my favorite projects...I bought these little lights at the
Craft Store and thought he would look so
cute holding a strand...and these little lights got me
going and that is why this post and patterns exist...you just
never know where your inspiration will come!
To make the Snowman: with F Hook & White yarn
To make the top snowball:
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook-6sts.
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 sc-18sts.

The eyes are size 9mm & put them in around the 5th or 6th row.
Row 11. 1sc in 1, dec1 sc-12sts. Stuff
Row 12. Dec1 sc until closed and FO.

To make the middle snowball: F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook-6sts.
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 each st-30sts.
Rows 7-10. repeat row 6
Row 11. 1sc in 3, dec1 sc-24sts.
Row 12. 1sc in 2, dec1 sc-18sts.
Row 13. 1sc in 1, dec1 sc-12sts. Stuff
Row 14. dec1 sc until closed and FO.

To make the bottom snowball: F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook-6sts.
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 each st-36sts.
Rows 8-11. repeat row 7
Row 12. 1sc in 4, dec1 sc-30sts.
Row 13. 1sc in 3, dec1 sc-24sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 2, dec1 sc-18sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 1, dec1 sc-12sts. Stuff
Row 16. dec1 sc until closed and FO.

To make the Black Hat on the Snowman: F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook-6sts.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in each st-12sts.
Rows 4-10. repeat row 3
Row 11. 1sc, 2sc-18sts.
Row 12. 1hdc, 2hdc in the FLO in each st and FO.
With red make a ch big enough to go around the hat, sew in place.

To make the carrot nose: with Orange yarn C or D Hook
Ch2
wk 3sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Repeat this until the nose is the length you want, dec1 sc until closed and FO.

To make the Scarf: D Hook & Green yarn
Ch5
Wk 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Repeat until scarf is at the desired length.

To make the Red Mittens: with Red yarn & D Hook
Ch7 join with a sl st
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, join & ch1.
Row 2. 1sc in 6sts, in the last st ch3, sl st into the same st.
Row 3. 1sc in 5sts, leave the ch3 sts unworked.
Row 4. 1sc in 5, dec all sts and FO.

I had to work at it to get them just right....so don't give up.

                             To make the coasters: with Light Grey yarn 4.5 Hook!


Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in each st-10sts.
Rows 2-7. repeat row 1
Change color
Row 8. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 2sc, 1sc in10, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. 2sc, 1sc in12, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. 1sc in 16sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. dec1 sc, 1sc in 12, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Rows 15. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. dec1 sc, 1sc in 10, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 18. dec1 sc, 1sc in 8, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 19. dec1 sc, 1sc in 6, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 20. dec1 sc, 1sc in 4, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 21. dec1 sc, 1 in 2, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 22. dec1 sc, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 23. dec1 sc and FO.
Reattach the red yarn like in the photo and wk 1sc around all of the red. Attach the light grey and repeat around the grey sts and FO.

                                          He would be so cute up on a dessert buffet
                                                                Greeting guest!
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good start on Christmas...but it is just the beginning!


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Free Crochet Snowman, Mr. Grinch & Blue's Clue Hat Patterns

 "Free Crochet Snowman, Mr. Grinch & Blue's Clue Hat Patterns"
I just finished making these 3 hats...I'm doing a couple of
craft shows next month so I made these hats in toddler/child hats!
I love sharing my patterns so all the instructions are below


 
Materials Used:
2 White Buttons
4 Small Black Buttons
1 Small Flower Glued on
Tapestry Needle
Needle & Threads
Stitch Marker
Poly-Fill
 
Yarns Used:
Red
White
Black
Yellow (small amount)
Spring Green
Light Blue
Delft Blue
Royal Blue (small amount)
 
To make the basic Toddler Hat Pattern: J Hook
Ch3
Row 1. Wk 9hdc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2hdc in each st-18sts.
Row 3. 1hdc, 2hdc in the next st-27sts.
Row 4. 1hdc in 2sts, 2hdc in the next-36sts.
Row 5. 1hdc in 3sts, 2hdc in the next st-45sts.
Row 6. 1hdc in 4sts, 2hdc in the next st-54sts.
(To make the hat child size: do 1 more row after row 6, wk 1hdc in 5sts, 2hdc in the next, repeat row 7 until hat measures 7½ inches in length).
Row 7. 1hdc in each st around and FO-54sts
Repeat row 7 until the hat measures, from the top down 7inches.
To make the Ear Flaps: J Hook (make 2)
(If making a child size hat wk 1sc in 12sts for the ear flaps
and continue working it the same way).
Row 1. Wk 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1 sc, 1sc in 6, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn-8sts.
Row 3. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1 sc, 1sc in 4, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn-6sts.
Row 5. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. dec1 sc, 1sc in 2, dec1 sc, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn-4sts.
Row 7. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. dec1 sc, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn-2sts.

Row 9. dec1 sc and FO.
Attach yarn with a sl st, leaving about 19 to 20sts in the front repeat rows 1-9.
To make the Blue’s Clue Hat
To make the blue dog ears: J Hook & Light Blue yarn (make 2)
Ch3
Row 1. 1sc in 2sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc, 2sc, ch1 & turn-4sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 4-6. Repeat row 3
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. Repeat row 8
Row 10. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 12-17. Repeat row 11
Row 18. dec1 sc, 1sc in 4, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 19. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 20. dec1 sc, 1s in 2, dec1 sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 21. dec1 sc, dec1 sc and FO.
To make the blue spots: G Hook & Delft Blue yarn (I made 9 spots)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts. (To make a small one: after row 2, ch1 & turn, wk 1sc in 6 or 7sts and FO).
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Stop here for the bigger ones.
 

To make the eyes for the blue dog hat: G Hook Black & White yarn (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. With black yarn, wk 7sc in the 2nd st from the hook and FO.
Attach white
Row 2. 2sc in each st, and FO-14sts.
 
To make the nose for the blue dog hat: G Hook Royal Blue Yarn
Ch5
1sc in 3, 3dc, 1sl st in 2, 3hdc, 1sc in 5sts, 1sl st and FO.

To make the Snowman's Hat that is on top of the white hat: with Red Yarn & F Hook
Ch2

Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in next st-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4, 2sc in 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 10-18. Repeat row 9
Row 19. 1sc in 5, dec1 sc, around-36sts.
Row 20. 1sc in 4, dec1 sc, around-30sts.
Don’t worry about the decreasing rows showing, they will be covered up with the hat band.
Row 21. 1sc in 3, dec1 sc, around-24sts.
Rows 22-23. 1sc in each st around, at the end of row 23 wk 1sl st in the last st and ch3.
Row 24. Wk 1dc in the FLO in 3sts, 2dc in the FLO in the next st, all the way around, join and ch2.
Row 25. Wk 1hdc in 2 sts, 2hdc in the next st, all the way around, wk 1hdc in the last st and FO.
Stuff the hat and sew it onto the basic hat like in the picture.
 
To make the band: with White & F Hook
Ch38
Row 1. 1sc in each st, around-37sts.
Rows 2-3. Repeat row 1 & FO.
Sew the band around the hat.
To make the nose for the White Hat: with Red & F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in each st-18sts.
Row 5-7. Repeat row 1
Stuff nose and dec sts until closed and FO.
To make the long ch that the pom-poms hang on.
Attach red yarn with a sl st to the end of each ear flap.
Ch 21, wk 1sl st in each ch st and FO.
 
To make the pom-poms: lay a piece of yarn about 7or 8 inches long on a piece of card board.
Wrap white & red around the card board about 60 or 70 times. Take the piece of yarn and tie the wrapped yarn together with a knot, cut the yarn. Secure the yarn several times. Trim the yarn until it makes a little ball. Sew each pom-pom in place.
The snowman's mouth is a long chain and sewed onto the hat.
To make the Grinch's eyes: with Bright Yellow F Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. Ch4 1sc in 2, 3sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc in 2,1sc in 3,2sc in2, 1sc in 2, 2sc in 2, 1sl st & FO.
I made 2 pom-poms for this hat, and sewed them together.
To make the eyebrows on the Grinch Hat: with Black Yarn F Hook (make 2)
Ch17 
1st Eyebrow-1sl st, 1sc in 4, 1hdc in 6, 1dc in 5sts & FO.
 
Ch19
2nd Eyebrow-1dc in the 3rd st from the hook and in next 4sts, 1hdc in 6, 1sc in 4, 1sl st & FO.
To make the nose: with black yarn F Hook
Ch2 wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook & FO.
 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

What Could I be© Poem by Connie Hughes

 What Could I Be©
Mother what can I be?
What is it that you see?
Could I fly to the stars?
Or maybe even walk on mars
Could I dance for kings?
Maybe even learn to sing
Could I sail a ship across the world
Even if I am just a girl
Could I write stories and fairy tales?
Catch a train and ride the rails
Could I fly a plane up through the clouds?
Would that make you proud?
Could I be a soldier brave and strong?
You see I’m not quite sure where I belong
Could I swim the channel and win the gold
What did you think mother, when you were told
That I was sure to come
Maybe a girl or maybe a son
Why did you cry so hard and think I would ruin your life
Didn’t you love me or even like
Why didn’t you want to hold me, as much as I wanted to be held by you?
Why did you cut me down before I grew?
We could’ve had a lifetime together
Battle the storms through any weather
But that was something you just couldn’t see
One day we’ll meet and what a day that will be
Mother, I pray in heaven every day that God will show you the way.
By
          Connie Hughes

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Stay© Poem by Connie Hughes

       Stay©
I feel whispers breathing gently on me at night
Are they merely ghost removed from sight
Remembering yester years that have trickled away
Somehow they find me, haunting me night and day
Voices from a past that seems so long ago
Silhouettes dancing moving so soft and slow
Footsteps echo down the hall
They rattle the pictures on the wall
Sweet music drifts up and serenades
Leaves me shaken but so unafraid
The strings vibrate to the bones
To be felt by a woman even made of stone
For even she would thirst and hunger for more
Like the sand awaits the shore
A lingering presence so unexplained
You know it’s real because of the pain
Tears so softly fall when the wind gently calls
Whispers of your name travel through the night
Like the Swift who must remain in flight
But it too will die like all the rest
Oh but stay, cling to me like a child clings to his mother’s breast
Your heart was my harbor, one I could always trust
Stay and linger like a ghost if you must
Stay one more season, one more sunset
Stay without reason
Let me feel life like it used to be
When you were here and your love surrounded me, stay!
By
Connie Hughes




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