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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lalaloopsy Fondant Tutorial & Free Goodie Bag Crochet Pattern©

It's time to party with "Lalaloopsy"!!
Lalaloopsy Fondant Tutorial & Free Goodie Bag Crochet Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
The Free Pattern for these goodie bags is below!
I just made the figurine so if you are going to be making
a cake and want to cover it with fondant get extra.



 To make the skin color I used small amounts of copper icing...and
worked the color in kind of like pulling salt water taffy. One of
the most important thing to do when working with fondant is
to keep your hands clean...I use gloves to work in my colors.
 When making the skin color...make sure you make enough to
make the head, arms and legs...because it's very
hard to make the exact color twice.
 Make the hair the same way you did the skin...only roll it out
and place it on top of the head...I trimmed mine
as I worked it around.
 

 When making the eyes you will want to add a lot of
black icing...because if you don't you will have 
grey eyes instead of black.
 To make the hair I just made several long rolls and
folded them in half...secure the curls with a small
paint brush and a few dabs of water.


Her little crown is just 3 little rolls joined together.
 
 Roll out the fondant and apply it to
the waist area...smooth it out a little.
 
 
 Make little polka dots and make a small indent to
place the arms in.
 To make the top of the sleeves...
roll up a small ball, cut it in half.
 
 Make small dots in the front of the dress...I used
a wooden skewer that I trimmed to fit inside
the sitting body, leaving just enough to
slide the head onto.
 
I made the long skinny legs the same way
I made the hair strands...I made the shoes
by making little brick shapes and pushing the
legs through, then made a small cuff.
 I made the eye lashes by dipping my paint
brush into the black icing...practice doing this
on a piece of scrap fondant first.
I hope this has been helpful but more than anything I hope it
inspires you to try something new...who knows
you might be great at it but you'll never know
if you don't try...I don't have any training in this...I got
the bug for this when I watched TLC's Cake Challenge Contest...
I just had the urge to get my hands on some of this stuff
and no I'm not great at it...but I have a lot fun!



Free Lalaloopsy Crochet Party Goodie Bags Pattern©
These little goodie bags are so easy and quick to make...
They're perfect for a little girls birthday party...
and honestly what little girl wouldn't love this!
Red Heart Yarns Used:
Buff
Turquoise
Bright Pink
See the bottom of the pattern for finishing touches.

Hooks Used:
H & D
 

With Buff Yarn & H Hook (use a stitch marker)
Ch13
Row 1. 1sc in 11, 3sc in the last st, now working on the other side, 1sc in 11, 2sc.
Row 2. 2sc in 1, 1sc in 9, 2sc in 3, 1sc in 11, 2sc in 2.
Row 3. 2sc, 1sc in 12, 2sc in 3, 1sc in 14, 2sc in 2.
Row 4. 1sc in 38sts
Rows 5-13. repeat row 4
Attach Bright Pink
Row 14. with a sl st, ch1, 1sc in 38sts.
Rows 15-17. repeat row 14 at the end of row 17 FO.
 
To make the Curls: with Bright Pink & D Hook
Ch15
Row 1. Work 3sc in each ch st, ch25 wk 3sc in each ch st, ch21 3sc in each ch st and FO. Sew 1 set of curls on each side of bag.
 
To make the Handle: with Bright Pink & D Hook
Ch43
Work 1sl st in each ch st and FO. Sew the handle on each side of bag.
 
To finish bag:
Sew 2 small black buttons on.
Cut 2 with light pink felt cut out 2 circles for cheeks. (I used a little hot glue)
Stitch a cute smile & eye lashes with black embroidery floss.


This completes my Lalaloopsy Fondant Tutorial
& Free Goodie Bag Crochet Pattern©
In addition, I have included these Free Pattern Links!
Here's the Link to my Free Lalaloopsy Inspired Crochet Hat Pattern©
http://spotconnie.blogspot.com/2013/12/free-lalaloopsy-inspired-hat-pattern.html
And the Link to my Free Lalaloopsy Inspired Crochet Doll Pattern©http://spotconnie.blogspot.com/2014/09/free-lalaloopsy-inspired-doll-pattern.html
I hope who ever your making them for loves
them as much as I loved making them!
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Free Willow Witch, Ghosts and Pumpkin Pattern©

"Happy Halloween"
Yes it's that time again...time to make sweets & treats...
So here's my "New" Willow Witch Doll© & her ghost buddies...
She's my Halloween Treat for all of my crochet friends and followers!
Free Willow Witch, Ghosts and Pumpkin Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©

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I made these ghosts a few years ago (below)...but I didn't write the pattern...
So I decided to remake them and share the free pattern with all of you!
This Free Pattern Includes:
Willow the Witch Doll, Pumpkin & Ghost Dolls
 

Pattern Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Willow the Witch Doll Measures 15" Tall

Super Saver Red Heart Yarns Used in Pattern:
Glowworm
Frosty Green
Orange
White
Purple
Black
Brown

Other Materials used in Pattern:
2 9mm Safety Eyes (in Purple by Sun Catchers)
8 6mm Safety Eyes in Black
1 3/8" Glamour Gems Decorative Button (for Witch Doll)
Black Embroidery Floss (for Witch Doll smile)
Q-Tip & Blush (for Cheeks)
Poly-Fiber Fill
Tapestry Needle
Needle & Thread
Hot Glue Gun
Stitch Marker
Tiny Piece of White Felt (for Witch Dolls eyes optional)
Tiny Piece of Black Felt (for Pumpkin optional)

Hooks Used in Pattern:
D, F and G

Stitches Used in Pattern:
Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Double Crochet

Abbreviations Used in Pattern:
sc-single crochet
dc-double crochet
hdc-half double crochet
wk-work
sl st-slip stitch
st-stitch
sts-stitches
ch-chain
dec-decrase
FLO-Front Loops Only
BLO-Back Loops Only
FO-fasten off

 

To make Willow
To make the Legs: with Glowworm & 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 in 12sts
Rows 4-28. Repeat row 3
Stuff Legs
Row 29. Put both legs together and wk 1sc in each st around-24sts.
Row 30. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Row 31. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Row 32. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 33. 1sc in 42sts
Row 34-39. Repeat row 33
Change to Black & G Hook (to make the dress)
Row 40. 1sc in the FLO in each st-42sts.
Row 41. Wk 3dc in each st around.
Change to Purple
Row 42. 1dc in each st around.
Change to Black
Row 43. 1dc in each st around.
Repeat rows 42 & 43 until you have 5 rows in total of dc, FO.

To make the top part of the Dress: with Purple Yarn & D Hook
Reattach yarn with a sl st, ch1.
Row 1. 1sc in each st around-42sts.
Rows 2-4. repeat row 1
Row 5. 1sc in 5, dec1sc, around-36sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 4, dec1sc, around-30sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 3, dec1sc, around-24sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 24sts.
Stuff
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 18sts.
Row 12. 1sc, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 13. 1sc in 12sts.
Change to Glowworm (to make the head)
Rows 14-15. 1sc in 12sts.
Row 16. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Put eyes in around the 15th row, counting from the neck up. I cut-out 2 small pieces of white felt in an eye shape...folded it in half and cut a small slit and then slid the eye piece through it and secured it to the face.
Row 17. 1sc in 2, 2sc-24sts.
Row 18. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 19. 1sc in 4, 2sc-36sts.
Row 20. 1sc in 5, 2sc-42sts.
Row 21. 1sc in 42sts.
Rows 22-31. repeat row 21.
Row 32. 1sc in 2, dec1sc, dec last 2sts.
Row 33. 1sc in 1, dec1sc, 1sc in the last 3sts.
Row 34. 1sc in 1, dec1sc.
Row 35. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the Arms: with Glowworm Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. wk 4sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-8sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts.
Stuff arms lightly as you work
Row 4. repeat row 3
Row 5. 2hdc in 2sts, 1sc in 6.
Row 6. (dec1sc 2x, you will be decreasing the 4hdc to 2hdc), 1sc in 6sts.
Row 7. 1sc in the FLO in 2sts, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 8sts.
Rows 9-12. repeat row 8
Change to Purple
Row 13. 1sc in 8sts.
Rows 14-25. repeat row 13
Row 26. dec1sc until arms are closed and FO.
To make the Ruffle: with Purple Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch11
Wk 3dc in the 3rd st from the hook and in each st across and FO.
Sew the ruffle right where you did the color change.

To make the Shoes: with Purple & D Hook
 
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 4-6. repeat row 3
Row 7. ch4, join with a sl st to the other side (see photos 1 & 2), ch1, wk 1sc around the sides in 12sts, wk 1sc in the ch4, place st marker in the last st.
 Photo 1

Photo 2

Row 8. 1sc in 16sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 2, dec1sc, around-12sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 12sts.
Row 11. repeat row 10
Row 12. dec1sc, 1sc in 10sts-11sts.
Now you want to decrease stitches by 1
Row 13. decrease sts to 10
Row 14. decrease sts to 9
Decrease your sts by 2
Row 15. dec sts to 7
Row 16. dec sts to 5
Row 17. dec sts until closed and FO.
Attach black yarn to the opening where the leg will go.
Row 18. wk 1sc in each st around and FO.
Stuff shoe lightly and sew to the leg to secure.

To make the Belt: with Black Yarn & G Hook
Ch44
Wk 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, 1hdc in each st across, ch2 and repeat, FO.
Sew the belt around the waist. I added a decorative button to act as the belt buckle.

To make the Collar: with Purple Yarn & D Hook
Make a ch long enough to go around the neck, wk 3dc in each st across and FO.

To make Willows Hat: with Purple & D Hook
 
Ch2
Row 1. wk 3sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-6sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc-9sts.
Row 4. repeat row 3
Now you want to increase your sts a little bit at a time. So add a stitch or 2 in each row. Here's how I did mine.
Row 5.10
Row 6. 12
Row 7. 13
Row 8. 15
Row 9. 17
Row 10. 18
Row 11. 20
Row 12. 22
Row 13. 24
Row 14. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 30sts.
Rows 16-18. repeat row 15
Row 19. 1sc in 4, 2sc-36sts.
Row 20. 1sc in 36sts.
Row 21. 1sc in 4, 2sc, around.
Row 22. 1sc in 5, 2sc, around.
Row 23. 1sc in each st around, ch3.
Row 24. In the FLO wk 1dc in 2, 2dc in the next st, around.
Attach Black Yarn with a sl st, ch1
Row 25. Wk 1sc in each st across and FO.

To make the Hair: with Black Yarn

Cut-out long strands of yarn, then with a needle and black thread stitch to head in the middle. Just do enough to cover the head. Do the same on the sides of the head. But don't over do it you don't want the head to be to heavy.
 
To make the big Pumpkin: with Orange Yarn & F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc-24sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc-30sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 4, 2sc-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5, 2sc-42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 6, 2sc-48sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 7, 2sc-54sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 8, 2sc-60sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 9, 2sc-66sts.
Row 12. 1sc in each st-66sts.
Rows 13-35. repeat row 12
Row 36. 1sc in 9, dec1sc-60sts.
Row 37. 1sc in 8, dec1sc-54sts.
Row 38. 1sc in 7, dec1sc-48sts.
Row 39. 1sc in 6, dec1sc-42sts.
Row 40. 1sc in 5, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 41. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Stuff
Row 42. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 43. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 44. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Row 45. dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the Stem: with Brown Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 4sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-8sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts.
Rows 4-11. repeat row 3
Row 12. dec1sc until closed and FO.

Leaves around the Stem: with Frosty Green & D Hook
Ch9
Row 1. *1sl st, 1sc in 2, 1hdc in 2, 1dc in 3*, ch9 again and repeat * 4x and FO.

To make the little Pumpkins: with Orange Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Repeat rows 1-4 of the big pumpkin
Row 5. 1sc in 24sts.
Rows 6-9. repeat row 5
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 1, dec1sc-12sts.
Row 12. dec1sc until closed, leave a long to at the end and FO.
Weave the long end around the pumpkin several times to create the lines and tie if off.
To make the Stem for the little pumpkin: with Brown & D Hook
Ch5, wk 1sl st in 4 and FO. Sew to the top on the pumpkin.

 
To make each Ghost: with White Yarn & D Hook
(The little bat on top of the head of the one ghost, is a rubber sticker)
 
The Pumpkins, the Boo and the Bat were all glued using a hot glue gun.
Ch2
Row 1. wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 12sts.
Row 4. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 5-6. 1sc in 18sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 8-13. 1sc in 24sts.
Add 2sts every other row, spacing them out.
Row 14. 1sc in 22sts, 2sc in 2-26sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 26sts. (Stop here for my little Ghost and continue to row 37)
Row 16. 1sc in 24, 2sc in 2-28sts.
Row 17. 1sc in 28sts.
Now increase stitches by 4
Row 18. 1sc in 24, 2sc in 4-32sts.
Rows 19-21. 1sc in 32sts.
Increase by 2
Row 22. 1sc in 30, 2sc in 2-34sts.
Row 23. 1sc in 34sts.
Row 33. 1sc in 32, 2sc in 2sts-36sts.
Row 34. 1sc in 36sts. (Stop here for the medium Ghost & continue to row 37)
Row 35. 1sc in 34sts, 2sc in 2-38sts.
Row 36. 1sc in 38sts.
Row 37. ch3, wk 2dc in the FLO in each st and FO.
I stuffed my ghost and left the bottom opened...but if you want a bottom repeat rows 1-8 for the ghost and continue increasing your sts until you have a round bottom that will fit each ghost. (Attach your eyes before stuffing and attaching the bottom.) Attach the round bottom to the unworked BL of row 37.
To make the Ghost that's on the Pumpkin: with White Yarn & D Hook
Repeat rows 1-13 and FO.

To make the Arms: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2 for each ghost)
For the 2 bigger Ghost:
Ch25, wk 1hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, 1sl st in each st across and FO.
For the small ghost: (make 2 for each ghost
Ch15, 1hdc in 2nd st, 1sl st across and FO.

To make the Mouth: with Black Yarn
Cut 4 strands of yarn about ½" long. Hot glue the mouths in place.

To make the work BOO: with Black Yarn & D Hook
Row 1. To make the B: Ch7, 1sc in 6sts, ch5, sk 2sts, wk 1sl st in the 3rd st, ch6, wk 1sl st in the last st and FO.Row 2. To make the O (make 2): Ch12, join with a sl st, ch1, 1sc in 11sts, sl st in the last st and FO.

To make the long Curly Q's on the Pumpkin:
Make a long chain and wk 3sc in each st and FO.
The larger Pumpkin is one I made a few years ago!


This completes my super easy
Free Willow Witch, Ghosts and Pumpkin Pattern©
I hope who ever your making them for loves them as much as I loved making them!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me @
conniehughes212@gmail.com
This pattern is for personal use.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Caillou Inspired Crochet Doll, Cat & Hat Pattern©

Caillou Inspired Crochet Doll, Cat & Hat Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
"It's a Doll, it's a Hat, it's a Cat"
This pattern is all 3 packed into 1

I've had people ask me if I would make something for
little boys as well as the girls...so I thought that this was a good one
since he appeals to both girls & boys!
When my youngest was little, she loved this cartoon...
I remember her sitting at her little plastic desk and eating her
lunch and watching her favorite show...
so making him brought back a lot of memories!
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Can't make the boy without his favorite cat!
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I Remember© poem by Connie Hughes


I Remember©
Poem By Connie Hughes
 I Remember

I stand here and watch the clouds roll by
I want to forget, but I can’t no matter how hard I try
The years like liquid spill out before me
I want to escape but there’s nowhere to flee
I see you in the summer playing in the sun
I see your beautiful smile that said, you were having fun
I remember those sweet days, when we didn’t have a care
When you danced and twirled and put flowers in your hair
I remember the times we spent laughing and playing that silly game called I spy
Now those sweet memories make me cry
I remember your little hands and how they felt in mine
Now only memories lost somewhere in time
I remember Christmas mornings and squeals of pure delight
I remember bed time stories and tucking you in at night
I remember the owies, you know the one's  I use to kiss
Now if I could only close my eyes and make one wish
I would go back and savior the moments I had with you
In the grand scheme of things they now seem too few
But the years are moving swiftly so when my life is done
I hope you’ll remember me standing in the sun.
By
                Connie Hughes

 

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