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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Crochet Duck Inspired Hats©

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Crochet Duck Hats©
I just finished my them!
 These two are as cute as a button!
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Free Crochet Agnes Inspired Doll Pattern©

Here's the latest by Connie Hughes Designs©
"Free Crochet Doll Pattern"
Inspired by Agnes of Despicable Me
 She's about 14 inches tall
By Connie Hughes Owner/Designer  
Connie Hughes Designs©
Connie's Spot©
I've been making another doll from my pattern...and I noticed
a few errors...I forgot to
say to decrease your sts as you get up near the neck...and I was
off 1 row of decreasing
sts...so I'm sorry if it confused anybody...I know most crocheter's are able to
see a error and figure it out...I know I have done that...but again
I'm sorry if it had
anyone one confused...and if you see anything else that I've missed, please
feel free to tell me so...Thanks so much, Connie
This Free Pattern is for your Personal use...Do Not Sell This Pattern

Red Heart Yarns Used:
Navy Blue
Tan
Black
Small Amounts of:
White
Grey
Yellow
Red 
Other Materials Used;
Black Eembroidery Floss
5mm Safety Eyes
White Felt
Buttons
Poly-Fill
 
Hooks Used:
F, C, D
 
Abbreviations Used:
hdc-half double crochet
BLO-back loops only
FLO-front loops only
sc-single crochet
FO-Fasten Off
sl st-slip stitch
dec-decrease
sts-stitches
wk-work
st-stitch






With an F hook and white yarn
To make the feet & legs (make 2)

Ch2

Row 1. wk 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, around-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2sts, 2sc in the next-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in the FLO in each st-24sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 6sts, 1hdc in 12, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 6, dec1 6x, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 8. dec1, 1sc in 3, dec1 4x, 1sc in 3, dec1.
Attach yellow yarn
Row 9. wk 1sc in the FLO.
Row 10. 1sc in each st around-12sts.
Attach tan yarn
Row 11. 1sc in the FLO in each st.
Rows 12-20. 1sc in each st around, FO the 1st leg.
Row 21. Put legs together with a sl st, wk 1sc in the same st as the sl st
and in each st around.
Row 22. wk 1sc in each st around.
Row 23. 1sc in 3sts, 2sc in the next-30sts.
Row 24. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Row 25. 1sc in each st around.
Row 26. 1sc in 5, 2sc, around-42sts.
Row 27. 1sc in 4, dec1, around-36sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 3, dec1, around-30sts.
Row 29. 1sc in each st around.
 
With yellow yarn
Row 30. wk 1sc in each st around.
Switch to grey yarn
Row 31. 1sc in each st, around.
Begin to dec your sts to 24, 18, and finally to 12.
Continue changing colors until you have 5 rows of grey stripes.
But do not FO. Now attach tan yarn.
 

To make the head portion with tan yarn
Row 1. wk 1sc in each st around-12sts
Row 2. wk 1sc in 1st, 2sc in the next-18sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next-30sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 4sts, 2sc, around-36sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next-42sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 6sts, 2sc in the next-48sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 7sts, 2sc in the next-54sts.
Rows 9-22. 1sc in each st around.
Row 23. 1sc in 7, dec1, around.
Row 24. 1sc in 6, dec1.
Row 25. 1sc in 5, dec1.
Row 26. 1sc in 4, dec1.
Row 27. 1sc in 3, dec1.
Row 28. 1sc in 2, dec1.
 
Stuff head and put the eyes in place, around the 14th row, counting
from the neck up. Cut out some round felt pieces. Cut a small slit and slip your
safety eye through it. Between the white felt pieces you should have about
5 or 6 sts between them. Take out stuffing and put the washers in place. I like to stuff
my doll heads last. It makes it easier to do the rest of the sewing. When you have the
eyes in use a little white thread and lightly st the felt pieces down. Even though the head is attached I sewed it down just to make it nice and secure.
 
To make the ears with tan yarn (make2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 4sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-8sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 8 and FO.
 
To make the nose with a C hook
Ch2
wk 3sc in the 2nd st from hook.
1sc in each st and FO.
 
 
To make the arms with tan yarn (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 5sc in the 2nd st from hook.
Row 2. wk 2sc in each st-10sts.
Rows 3-4. 1sc in each st.
Row 5. wk 2hdc in the next 2sts, 1sc in 8sts.
Row 6. 1sc in each st around.
Row 7. dec1 2x, 1sc in the rest.
Row 8. 1sc in the FLO of 4sts, 1sc under both loops in 6sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 10sts.
Rows 10-18. 1sc in each st around and FO.
With yellow yarn
Ch2
Row 1. wk 6sc in the 2nd st from hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. change to grey and wk 1sc in each st.
Repeat until you have 2 rows of grey stripes.
FO each arm and slip the arm up inside the sleeve.
Sew each arm to the sides of the body.
 
To make the hair with black yarn
Ch2
Row 1. wk 6sc in the 2nd st from hook.
Row 2. wk 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Repeat rows 3-7 of the head.
Continue to wk 1sc in each st around until
the wig covers the top and sides of the head.
My wig has 19 rows.
 
To make the strands of hair on top (make 5 clusters)
Use a C hook
Ch14
wk 1sl st in the 2nd ch st from the hook and in
each st, ch13 and wk 1sl st across and FO.
Put the wig on and st the hair on top of head and sew in place.
To make the little red scrunchy
Make a ch just big enough to go around the hair strands.
wk 3sc in each st and FO. Sew around the hair strands.
 
To make the overalls with blue yarn
Ch35
Row 1. wk 1sc in each st around.
Rows 2-10. repeat row 1.
Fold the piece in half to find the center, ch3, sl st from the front to the back, ch1
wk 1sc in each st on one side, to make the leg. To make the cuff ch1 wk 1hdc in the BLO of each st. Repeat for the other leg. Each pant leg has about 8 rows. To make the
straps on the overalls. With a D hook, attach yarn to the back bid and wk 1sc in 2sts,ch1 & turn. Repeat until the straps reach over the arms and to the front of the bib.
To make the button holes Ch3 and attach to the other side of strap. Sew small buttons in the front of the bib on both sides.
Attach yarn to the front of the overalls
Wk 1sc in each st across, ch1 & turn.
Repeat until you have about 8 rows and FO.  
For pocket on the front bib, ch 7, wk 1sc in each st, repeat.
Dec1, 1sc in 4stsm dec1 and FO. Sew onto bib.
For the back bib attach yarn and wk 1sc in 8sts repeat until you
have about 8 rows and FO.
With black embroidery floss make eyebrows and st a smile.
 
To make the little Minion with yellow yarn and F hook
Ch2
Row 1. wk 6sc in the 2nd st from hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around.
Row 3. 1sc in 2sts, 2sc in the next-18sts.
Rows 4-10. 1sc in each st around, change to blue.
Row 11. wk 1sc in the BLO in each st around.
Rows 12-14. 1sc in each st.
Row 15. 1sc in 2sts, dec1, around and stuff.
Row 16. 1sc in 1, dec1 and FO.
 
To make the bib with a D hook (make 2)
Ch7
Wk 1sc in 6sts, repeat 2 more times and FO.
Sew 1 on the front and 1 on the back of overalls.
To make the straps, attach to the back of
the bib with a sl st, ch 6 or 7 ch sts and attach to the
front of the bib.
To make the arms (make 2)
Ch10, wk 1sl st in each ch st and FO.
To make the eye, cut out a small piece of white felt. Stitch or glue
the eye in place. With a black permanent marker make a pupil.
With grey yarn make a ch big enough to go around the eye and sew
in place. With black yarn make the goggle strap by making a ch long enough
to go around head. Sew in place.
To make the shoes (make 2)
Ch4
Wk 1sc in 2sts, 3sc in the last st, 1sc in 2.
1sc in 7sts around and FO.
 
Hope she makes you smile!
Happy Crocheting!!
      Connie            




KimmyShop - Despicable Me 2

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Little Mindy Mouse Crochet Dolls and Ring Toss Hat Patterns©

Little Mindy Mouse Dolls©
Crochet Pattern by Connie Hughes Designs©
She's just perfect for that new Mommy or for
a baby shower!
This cute Little Mindy Mouse Pattern© is very easy to
make and can be made in just a few hours!
 Each has their own little bag, and a cute
little bow on their tail!
Little Mindy Mouse© any New Mommy would Love her!!
 
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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Minnie Mouse Outfit in Hot Pink

"Minnie Mouse Outfit in Hot Pink"
for my little grand daughter...who is growing
way to fast for grandma's liking...being that
she's so far away!
Our little peanut...she is a happy baby
who's just turned 4 months!

Here's her new hat
Her little smile melts my heart!
Here's the skirt
She can also rock a pair of shades...like none other!
Here's the booties...the entire outfit was made with
Red Heart Yarn in Pretty In Pink!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Poem©

Mother’s Day

 I didn’t know mother
That you had grown so weak and tired
So please forgive my careless ways
When my youthful heart thought I had everyday 
Everyday to say thank you for loving hands
A warm embrace, a gentle touch and an angels face
I didn’t know how quickly God would let you go
Even knowing how much I loved you so
I stroll the stores we use to walk
I visit the little diner where we use to sit and talk
Your laughter still lingers in the air
I pray so hard to find you there
But I know inside my heart that you are gone
Because my heart has hurt far to long
You gave me life and made it good
Even in my teen years when I was lost, somehow you understood
And back then I swore I’d never be like you
Now I find your spirit in so many things I do
When my first love came along and broke my heart
You held me and let me cry
Said I wouldn’t always want to die
Though your name will never pass my lips
I will forever feel your gentle kiss
A crowd gathers around the cards that line the wall
How lucky are they
Who still have a chance to say
“ I love you, mama”
Happy Mother’s Day!
 
                   by Connie Hughes©




Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Our Weekend On The Oregon Coast

Our weekend on the Oregon Coast...
There isn't much that can beat the amazing Oregon Coast line...it
is truly a thing of beauty...and on a sunny day it's beyond gorgeous!
Our first day was perfect and about 70 degrees...it was heaven!
 You can take a little stroll around and visit all the little shops
that line the street...gifts that are unique or just down right cute...there's salt water taffy,
gourmet chocolates and ice cream.
The picture below is at Depot Bay
Yaquina Head is a historic lighthouse first lit August 20, 1873...
the grounds the lighthouse sits on is just beautiful.
The lighthouse has a spiral stair case that winds it's
way all the way to the top of the light.
 
Thankfully at the Lighthouse there is a fence
that goes all the way around the rocky cliffs below...also below
are hundreds of sea lions that call these coastal waters home...
but they are not alone.
Also here on top of these rocks and in the waters below,
thousands of birds gather...the sound they make is unbelievable!
 Truly there are thousands of birds
One of my favorite places was this shop...and even though
Christmas is far off...you couldn't keep me out of here!
If you've followed my blog, you know I love
 Byer's Choice Dolls
and what I found was the biggest selection of in stock dolls
that I've ever seen...so I just had to have one...and my husband
being his sweet and loving self bought one for me!
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Here's their website: http://www.christmascottage.net/
 The ladies who worked there were super nice and made it
a lot of fun to visit...will go again soon!
"No Sales Tax"
 The next day, the weather had turned on us...but we drove to Newport...
which is only a few miles from Lincoln City...
we decided to visit the Aquarium
Here sea lions and seals swim and play...they are quite friendly...
almost swimming right up to you...

 

They seem very happy just swimming around and
at times it seems they almost pose for the camera.

 
The indoor exhibits, I must say was my favorite...take
a look at a few of the pictures below...and you'll
see what I mean.
These guys were in a giant fish tank.

We used a flash on our
camera and every time we took a picture it would move...
so I don't think it liked our light.

Soon you find yourself heading into the deep...where
sharks and string rays live...
and honestly seeing this guy
coming right at you is a little scary...
 
They just swim all around you...it's the closest I ever
want to come to a shark.


 


The birds were so cute!
 
They too would come very close to you!
 The Pacific Coast Vulture
 
 This is in Newport right by the Aquarium!
 
This was a fun museum to visit
it has all kinds of weird things to see...the kids will love it...
here you can stroll the shops and the prices are right
to buy souvenirs for the kiddies!
The next day, weather wise it wasn't much better...it fact it poured...
so we decided to visit a place that we had driven by before
but never stopped to see so this time we did..
The Tillamook Creamery
It's free to get in...and they have observation windows
that allow the visitors to look down and see part of
the factory...they have cheese samples galore.
And wonderful gift shops...and all kinds of food from
all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Everything was so good and the
Huckleberry Vinaigrette I bought was fantastic!




 
This was one of the beautiful sunsets...we had gone to
dinner and forgot to get the camera...so this was taken with
my husbands iPhone!
There are lots of things to do along the Oregon Coast...there are the
Sea Lion Caves in Florence, Helicopter rides in Sea Side which
our family did one year...if you love the ocean and are close to
Oregon come and see the 20 Miracle Miles...and so much more!
Connie

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