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Friday, June 10, 2016

Free Crochet Gracie and her Gator Pattern©

Free Crochet Gracie and her Gator Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
Here's My New Free Crochet Pattern
"Gracie and her Gator©"
What does a alligator and a puppy have in common?
Well besides biting...nothing...but my little Gracie loves hers...so
this pattern was inspired by my puppy and her love for her toy gator!









She absolutely loves playing with it...
and sleeping with it!
 I have been pre-occupied with my new puppy & working with my husband in
launching his New Partnership & Publication NW Road & Marine Magazine! 
So now that things are calming down around here again be sure you're
 Watching For My New Christmas Crochet Pattern Coming Soon!!
Connie

Yarns used in Pattern to make the Dog:
 I love this yarn in White (Hobby Lobby)
Pretty in Pink by Red Heart Super Saver
Sm. amount of Petal Pink by Red Heart Super Saver
Tiny amount of Black Yarn for Nose

Other Materials to make the dog:
2 12mm Safety Eyes in Black
4 Small Buttons (for Sweater)
Sewing Needle & Thread
Pink Blush & Q-Tip (for ears & cheeks)
Stitch Marker
Poly Fiber Fill
Optional: 1 Chenille Stem

Yarns & Other Materials for the Alligator are down below.

Dog stands 8"
Hook used to make Dog: D 3.25
Dog is crocheted in the round so use a stitch marker.

Abbreivations used in both patterns:
sc-single crochet
slst-slip stitch
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
trc-triple crochet
FLO-front loops only
BLO-back loops only
ch-chain
sk-skip
st-stitch
wk-work
sts-stitches
dec-decrease
FO-fasten off

Chihuahua Puppy Doll
To make the Head & Body: with White Yarn & D (3.25) 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 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 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st-48sts.
Rows 9-20. Repeat row 8
Put eyes in the 12th row from the top of head about 7sts apart, stuff head & body as you work.
Row 21. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 22. 1sc, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 23. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 24. 1sc in the FLO in 18sts.
Row 25. 1sc in 18sts
Row 26. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 27. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-30sts.
Row 28. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Row 29. 1sc in 36sts
Rows 30-33. Repeat row 29
Row 34. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 35. 1sc in 42sts.
Rows 36-38. Repeat row 35
Row 39. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st-48sts.
Row 40. 1sc in 48sts
Rows 41-44. Repeat row 40.
Row 45. 1sc in 7, 2sc in the next st-54sts.
Row 46. 1sc in 54sts
Rows 47-49. Repeat row 46
Row 50. 1sc in 7, dec1sc around-48sts.
Row 51. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-36sts.
Row 52. 1sc, dec1sc around-24sts.
Row 53. Dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 54. Dec1sc until closed and FO.

To make the Muzzle: with White Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Rows 3-4. 1sc in 12sts
Row 5. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 24sts
Row 9. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st and FO.
Sew the muzzle underneath the eyes and stuff lightly.

To make the black Nose: with Black Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 2sc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc in each st, ch1 & turn-4sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 4sts and FO.
Sew the nose to the muzzle.

To make the Ears: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 5, 2sc in one of the sts-7sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 6, 2sc-8sts.
Row 4. Increase sts to 10
Row 5. Increase sts to 13
Row 6. Increase sts to 15
Row 7. Increase sts to 16
Row 8 increase sts to 18
Row 9. Increase sts to 19
Row 10. Increase sts to 20
Row 11. Increase sts to 21
Row 12. Increase sts to 22
Row 13. Increase sts to 24
Row 14. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. Close the open ends of each ear by working 1sc through both sides and FO.
Sew ears to the head, with a Q-Tip and pink powdered blush rub each ear in the center. Then rub 2 small circles on each side of the muzzle on the head next to the nose.
To make the Front Paws: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
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.
Rows 4-6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. Dec1sc 6x, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 8. 1sc in the FLO in 6sts, 1sc in 6sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 12sts
Repeat row 9 until leg measures about 4inches.
Sew the legs to the front of the dog, about 3sts a part.

To make the Back Legs: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
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.
Rows 4-6. 1sc in 18sts
Row 7. 1sc, dec1sc around-12sts.
Row 8. 1sc in the FLO in 6sts, 1sc in 6sts.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in 12sts
Row 11. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Row 12. 1sc in 18sts
Row 13. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 24sts
Rows 15-16. Repeat row 14
Row 17. 1sc in 2, dec1sc around-18sts.
Row 18. 1sc, dec1sc around-12sts.
Stuff lightly
Row 19. Dec1sc all the way around until closed and FO.
Sew legs to each side of the body.

To make the Tail: with White Yarn & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Repeat until tail measures about 4 to 5 inches and FO. Optional: Cut and slide a chenille stem inside and sew to the back of dog.
To make the Pink Dog Sweater: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in the BLO in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 3-30. Repeat row 2
Row 31. 1sc in the BLO in 8sts, ch1 do not turn.
Row 32. 1sc in 36sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 33. 1sc in 5, 2sc in the next st, ch1 & turn-42sts.
Row 34. 1sc in 2, ch2, sk 2sts, 1sc in 38sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 35. 1sc in 38sts, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Rows 36-38. 1sc in 42sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 39. 1sc in 15, ch5, sk 5sts, 1sc in 3, ch5, sk 5sts, 1sc in 10sts, ch2, sk 2sts, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 40. 1sc in 2, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 10, 5sc in ch5 space, 1sc in 3, 5sc in ch5 space, 1sc in 15sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 41-42. 1sc in 42sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 43. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st, ch1 & turn-48sts.
Row 44. 1sc in 2, sk 2sts, 1sc in 44sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 45. 1sc in 44sts, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 46. 1sc in 48sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 47. 1sc in 7, 2sc in the next sts, ch1 & turn-54sts.
Row 48. 1sc in 54sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 49. 1sc in 50, ch2, sk2 sts, 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 50. 1sc in 2, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in 50 and FO.

To make the Sleeves: Attach Pretty in Pink Yarn with a slst and ch1
Row 1. 2sc in each st around-20sts.
Row 2. 1sc in 20
Rows 3-8. Repeat row 2
Row 9. Ch2, 1hdc in the BLO in 20sts, join & ch2.
Rows 10-11. 1hdc in each st around and FO.
Sew 4 small buttons on the back so they line up with the button holes.

To make the Bow: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch9
Row 1. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 8sts, FO the first bow.
Put the first bow together with the second bow and wk 1sc around both pieces and FO.

To make the center of the Bow: with Pretty in Pink Yarn & D Hook
Ch7
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1 and FO.
Wrap this around the center of the bow and tie to secure. Sew to the dogs head.

To make the Collar: with Petal Pink & D Hook
Ch47
1slst in each st across & FO.
To make the Name Tag: with Petal Pink & D Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st and FO-18sts.
Sew the tag to the collar.

Yarns used in Pattern to make Alligator:
Glowworm by Red Heart Super Saver
Pumpkin by Red Heart Super Saver
White by Red Heart Super Saver

Other Materials used in Pattern:
Sewing Needle & Thread
2 9mm Safety Eyes in Black
Small Piece of Red Felt (for tongue)
Stitch Marker
Poly Fiber Fill

To make the Alligator: with Glowworm/Pumpkin Yarn & F Hook
Ch5
Row 1. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1
Row 3. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
To make the mouth top & bottom of mouth.
(Only make this in the Glowworm
Row 1. 1sc in the FLO in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. dec1sc, 1sc in 8sts, dec1sc, 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.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in 4sts and FO).
Reattach yarn to the unworked sts of row 1 and continue on to row 11
Rows 11-15. repeat row 10
Row 16. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 18. 2sc, 1sc in 8sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 19. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 20-40. repeat row 19
Row 41. dec1sc, 1sc in 8sts, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 42. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 43. dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 44. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 45. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 46. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 47-57. repeat row 46
Row 58. dec1sc, 1sc in 2, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 59. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 60. dec1sc, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 61. 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 62. dec1sc, ch1 do not turn.
Row 63. 1sc all the way around, ch1, do not turn.
When making the Glowworm piece you only want to wk in the BLO in the top mouth piece.
Row 64. 1sc in the BLO all the way around.
Rows 65-66. 1sc in each st around, if making the Pumpkin piece change to Glowworm and wk 1sc in each st around and FO.
Continue on to rows 67-68 if making the Glowworm piece.
Rows 67-68. 1sc in each st around and FO.
Make sure to wk 1sc around the second mouth piece (like in the photo below).
Once you have both pieces done you want to put the right sides together. Attach Glowworm with a slst and ch1.
Row 1. With the Glowworm piece on the top, wk 1slst in the BLO and 1slst in the FLO in the Pumpkin piece. Wk all the way around, leaving a few sts of the tail opened. Stuff and close the tail by working 1slst until closed and FO.





 To make the top mouth piece: with Glowworm & F Hook
Ch13
Row 1. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Repeat rows 2-10 of the top & bottom of the mouth.
Sew it to the top piece of the mouth (like in the photo below).
To make the Legs & Feet: with Glowworm Yarn & F Hook (make 4)
Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 12sts
Row 4. 1sc in 12sts but increase your sts to 15.
Row 5. 1sc in 15 increase sts to 16sts.
Row 6. dec1sc 4x, 1sc in 8sts.
Row 7. 1sc in the FLO in 4sts, 1sc in 8sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 12sts
Rows 9-11. repeat row 8
Row 12. 1hdc in 6sts, 1sc in 6sts.
Stuff the feet & legs lightly
Row 13. 1hdc in 6, 1slst in 6sts, join the two sides together by working 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn, repeat and FO.
Sew each leg in place, I sewed mine along the joining row of the two pieces.
To make the Eyeballs: with White Yarn & F Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. Wk 6sc in the second st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st around-12sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-18sts.
Rows 4-5. 1sc in each st-18sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 1, dec1sc around-12sts.
Put safety eyes in place and stuff
Row 7. dec1sc around-6sts.
Row 8. dec1sc until closed and FO.
To make the green part that the eyeball sits in: with Glowworm & F Hook
(make 2)
Repeat rows 1-3 of the eye balls
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 5-8. 1sc in 24sts
Row 9. 1sc in each st, wk 1slst and FO.
Place eyeball inside the greet part and sew it into place to secure.

To make the Teeth: with White Yarn & C Hook
Ch5
1slst, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, repeat until you have 6 teeth on the top and 8 teeth on the bottom.
Sew the teeth in place.

To make the Tongue:
Cut out a small piece of red felt, sew or glue tongue to the inside of the mouth.

To make the Spikes: with Glowworm & C Hook (make 2)
Ch6
1slst, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1trc, repeat until you have 10 or 11 spikes and FO.
Join  the two together by working 1sc all the way around each spike and FO.
Sew to the back of alligator.


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