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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Prince Alvary© Princess Amelia© Dolls+ Castle Blanket Pattern©

Prince Alvary© & Princess Amelia© Dolls + the Castle Blanket Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©

I have had a number of customers ask me if I had a pattern for
my Original Princess Doll & Castle Blanket I promised them I would...
So I finally finished it and I added a Prince Doll...
Because every girl deserves a Prince!!
Announcing the Royal Couple
"Prince Alvary© & Princess Amelia©"
Super cute and easy to make...little girls of all ages would
love to play with these sweet Prince & Princess Dolls!
Prince Alvary has found his true love and made
her his Princess!



Prince Alvary© Doll Measures 12 ½”
Princess Amelia© Doll Measures 11 ½”
The Castle Blanket Measures about 28” X 21”

Up close & personal...just look at those beautiful
Green Eyes from Suncatcher Craft Eyes!
Sometimes it's hard to be royal...maybe no one
will recognize them with those glasses on!


The Castle Blanket would make a great baby shower gift!
The pattern includes both dolls and the castle blanket pictured.
Plus lots of how to pictures!! 
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Free Mini Bunny & Ducky Easter Basket Pattern©

 "Free Mini Bunny & Ducky Easter Basket Pattern©"
By Connie Hughes Designs©
These cute little baskets can be made very quickly...and that's
what I love about them...I know that most people don't
have time to make things that are going to take weeks to finish...
That is why I try and create things that can be made in a few hours or
in a couple of days...these are perfect for gift giving this Easter!!
The above pictured wheelbarrow is available as part of the 
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Fill them with Jelly Beans or little chocolates!
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Give one to someone special this year!




The Bunny is 7 inches (with counting the ears) The Duck is 9 inches

Difficulty Level: Easy

Hook used in pattern:
F, D

Stitches & Abbreviations used in pattern:
sc-single crochet
sk-skip
ch-chain
wk-work
FLO-Front Loops Only
dec-decrease
slst-slip stitch
st-stitch
sts-stitches
FO-fasten off

Yarns used in pattern:
White I Love This Yarn
Lippy Rose Bonbon Loops & Threads
Flame Red Heart Yarn
Bright Yellow Red Heart Yarn

Other Materials used in pattern:
1 Large Sheet of Plastic Canvas
9mm Safety Eyes
Black Embroidery Floss
Sewing Needle & Thread
1 Sheet of Light Pink Felt
2 Chenille Stems
Poly Fiber Fill
Holiday Ribbon

To make the Bunny/Duck Basket: with White/Bright Yellow 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 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.
Row 9. 1sc in the FLO in each st-48sts.
Row 10. 1sc in each st-48sts.
Rows 11-19. 1sc in each st-48sts.
Row 20. 1sc in the FLO in each st-48sts.
Row 21. 1sc in each st-48sts.
Rows 22-28. repeat row 21 and FO.

To make the Bottom Piece: with White/Bright Yellow Yarn & F Hook
Repeat rows 1-7 and FO.
Cut out plastic canvas to go along the inside edges, fold the sides down sew to secure. Cut out another piece of plastic canvas to place in the bottom. Sew the bottom piece over the plastic.













To make the Lid: with White/Bright Yellow Yarn & F Hook (make 2 for each basket)











Repeat rows 1-7 of the bottom piece above.
Row 8. 1sc in 6, 2sc in the next st, FO the 1st one-48sts.
To make the Trim: with a C Hook
 Put 1 round piece of plastic canvas between the 2 pieces. Then with the 2 pieces together with Flame or Lippy Rose Bonbon Yarn.
wk 1sc all the way around, join & ch4, sk 1st, wk 1slst in the next st, repeat all the way around and FO,

To make the Bunny/Duck Head: with White/Bright Yellow Yarn & F Hook
Repeat rows 1-7 of the basket.
Row 8. 1sc in each st-42sts.
Rows 9-17. repeat row 8
Row 18. 1sc in 5, dec1sc-36sts.
Row 19. 1sc in 4, dec1sc-30sts.
Row 20. 1sc in 3, dec1sc-24sts.
Row 21. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Put eyes in place for the bunny in row 10/put eyes in place for the duck in row 14. Stuff head and sew on top of the lid after all the facial features are sewed on.
Row 22. 1sc in 18sts in the FLO.
Row 23-24
Row 25. 1sc in 18sts and FO.

Cheeks for the Bunny: with White Yarn & F Hook (make 2)










Ch2
Row 1. wk 5sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-15sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-15sts.
Rows 4-5. 1sc in each st-15sts.
Stuff Lightly
Row 6. dec1sc until closed and FO.
Sew each cheek to the front of the face slightly under the eyes. I added a small pink pom-pom with a little dab of hot glue to secure. With a tapestry needle and black embroidery floss make eyebrows.

The Bunny Ears for the Bunny: with White Yarn & D Hook (make 2)
Ch2
Row 1. 4sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-8sts.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts
Row 4. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-12sts.
Rows 5-6. 1sc in 12sts
Row 7. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-16sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 16sts
Repeat until ear measures about 3"inches and FO.
Cut out a piece of light pink felt and sew it to the center of each ear. Place a chenille stem inside and sew on to the head.











To make the Feet for the Bunny: with White Yarn & F Hook (make 2)
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.
Rows 5-9. 1sc in 24sts
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec1sc-18sts.
Rows 11-12. 1sc in 18sts
Row 13. 1sc, dec1sc-12sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 12sts
Stuff lightly
Row 15. dec1sc until closed and FO.







Sew one foot on each side of the basket. Make a small pom-pom and sew that to the back side. It will help the basket sit up.



To make Ducky

To make the Beak: with Flame Yarn & F Hook
Ch11
Row 1. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-4. repeat row 1
Row 5. 1sc in the FLO in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 10, ch1 & turn.
Rows 7-9. repeat row 6
Row 10. dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, ch1, wk 1sc in 6, dec1sc, 1sc in 6, dec1sc, 1sc in 9sts and FO.
Sew beak under the eyes.

To make the Feet for the Duck: with Flame Yarn & F Hook (make 4)









Ch5
Row 1. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1
Row 3. 2sc, 1sc in 2sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn-6sts.
Row 4. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn-8sts.
Row 6. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 6sts, 2sc, ch1 & turn-10sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 4, 2sc in 2sts, 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn-12sts.
Row 9. 1hdc in 2, 1sc in 3, 2hdc in 2, 1sc in 3, 1hdc in 2 and FO the 1st foot.
Put 2 feet together by working 1sc all the way around entire foot, ch1 when going around the corners and FO.

To make the Duck Legs: with Flame Yarn & F Hook (make 2)
Ch12 & join, ch1
Row 1. 1sc in 12sts
Rows 2-7. repeat row 1 and FO.
Sew legs onto the top of each foot, stuff firmly and sew the legs to the inside of the basket including to the plastic canvas.

To make the Wings: with Bright Yellow Yarn & F Hook (make 2)








Ch2
Row 1. 2sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 1sc in 2, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 2sc, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. dec1sc, 1sc in 4, dec1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. dec1sc, 2sc, dec1sc, ch1, wk 1sc in each st around and FO.
Sew 1 wing on each side.

To make the Duck's Tail: with Bright Yellow & F Hook
Ch2
Row 1. wk 4sc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc, 2sc in the next st, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 8, ch1, wk 1sc around tail and FO.
Sew to the back side of basket.
This Completes the Free Mini Bunny & Ducky Easter Basket Pattern©
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Connie's Portable Purple Doll House Pattern©

Connie's Portable Purple Doll House Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
This is the third house that I have designed.
It is portable so your little one can take it where ever you go!
Perfect for those unique hand crafted Easter or Birthday Gifts!!
(Ages 3 and up because of small parts)

Connie's Portable Purple Doll House©
Welcome to my new house!
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It's a great way to store all the little pieces that come with each doll.
Best of all is Portable they can take it anywhere!
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I added some buttons and ribbon to give it those finishing touches!
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There's art on the wall and a girl loves fresh flowers, even a hanging vase!
This is such a sweet little house and very fun and easy to make!
Happy Crocheting!! 
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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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