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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Free Crochet St. Patrick's Day Hat Patterns©

"Here's Something for the Kiddies"
Free St. Patrick's Day Top Hat & BROBEE Hat Patterns©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
This top hat is perfect for kids and teens...
the BROBEE hat is perfect for toddlers and small children!






Materials Used

Red Heart Yarns were used to make Top Hat:

1 Skein of Spring Green
Black
Gold
Other Materials used to make Top Hat:
Needle & Black/Gold Thread
Hook Used 4.5
Abbreivations used in both Patterns:

sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dec-decrease
st-stitch
sts-stitches
ch-chain
sk-skip
wk-work
slst-slip stitch
BLO-back loops only
FLO-front loops only
FO-fasten off

The hat patterns are worked in the round so use a stitch marker.

Size Child/Teen
To make the hat: with Spring Green Yarn & 4.5 Hook
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.
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 sts, 2sc in the next st-36sts.
Row 7. 1sc in 5 sts, 2sc in the next st-42sts.
Row 8. 1sc in 6 sts, 2sc in the next st-48sts.
Row 9. 1sc in 7 sts, 2sc in the next st-54sts.
Row 10. 1sc in 8sts, 2sc in the next st-60sts.
Row 11. 1sc in 9sts, 2sc in the next st-66sts.
Row 12. 1sc in 10, 2sc in the next st-72sts.
Row 13. 1sc in 11, 2sc in the next st-78sts.
Row 14. 1sc in 12, 2sc in the next st-84sts.
Row 15. 1sc in 13, 2sc in the next st-90sts.
Row 16. 1sc in the FLO in 90sts.
Row 17. 1sc in each st around-90sts.
Rows 18-40. Repeat row 17
Row 41. 1sc in 13, dec1sc around-84sts.
Row 42. 1sc in 12, dec1sc around-78sts.
Row 43. 1sc in each st around-78sts.
Rows 44-45. Repeat row 43
Row 46. Working in the BLO 1hdc in the in 2, 2hdc in the next-105.
Row 47. 1hdc in each st around-105sts.
Rows 48-49. Repeat row 47
Row 50. 1hdc in 9, 2hdc in the next st, 1hdc in the last 3sts.
Row 51. Working in the FLO 1hdc in 9, 2hdc in the next st around.
Row 52. 1hdc in each st around.
Row 53. 1hdc in 3, dec1hdc around.
Row 54. 1hdc in each st around.
Row 55. 1hdc in 2, dec1hdc around.
Now to attach the brim to the inside of the hat.
Row 56. Wk 1hdc through each st including the unworked sts of row 51all the way around and FO (like in the photo's below).



To make the buckle: with Gold Yarn & G Hook
Ch29 join & ch1
Row 1. 1sc 6, 3sc, 1sc in 6, 3sc, 1sc in 6, 3sc, 1sc in 6, 3sc, join & ch1.
Row 2. 1sc in each st around and FO.
Attach yarn in the center at the top of ch29, ch enough to reach to the bottom and wk 1slst into the ch and FO.


To make the hat band: with Black Yarn & G Hook
Ch91
Row 1. 1sc in 90, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-6. Repeat row 1, FO at the end of row 6.
Slide the belt buckle through and sew the two ends together.

BROBEE Hat
Size Toddler/Sm. Child
Materials used to make BROBEE Hat:
Red Heart Yarns in Glowworm
Dark Green
Red

Other Materials used:
Needle & Red/Black Thread
Poly Fiber Fill
Glue

Hooks used: H, G

To make the BROBEE hat: with Glowworm Yarn & H Hook
Ch3
Row 1. wk 8hdc in the 3ch from the hook.
Row 2. 2hdc in each st around-16sts.
Row 3. 1hdc, 2hdc in the next st around-24sts.
Row 4. 1hdc in 2, 2hdc in the next st around-32sts.
Row 5. 1hdc in 3, 2hdc in the next st around-40sts.
Row 6. 1hdc in 4, 2hdc in the next st around-48sts.
Row 7. 1hdc in 13, 2hdc in the next st around-60sts.
Row 8. 1hdc in 60sts.
Rows 9-17. repeat row 8
Change to Dark Green
Row 18. 1hdc in each st around.
Rows 19-20. repeat row 18 and FO (I like the color change in the back).
Make ear flaps: change to Glowworm
Row1. 1hdc in 12sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 2. dec1hdc, 1hdc 8sts, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Change to Dark Green
Row 3. 1hdc in 10sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 4. dec1hdc, 1hdc in 6, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Change to Glowworm
Row 5. 1hdc in 8sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 6. dec1hdc, 1hdc in 4, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Change to Dark Green
Row 7. 1hdc in 6sts, ch2 & turn.
Row 8. dec1hdc, 1hdc in 2, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Change to Glowworm
Row 9. dec1hdc, dec1hdc, ch2 & turn.
Row 10. dec1hdc and FO.
Skip 24sts and make the 2nd ear flap repeating rows 1-10
Once both ear flaps are done, attach red yarn with a slst and wk 1sc all the way around the entire hat including ear flaps and FO.

Use a stitch marker
To make the red spikes: with Red Yarn & G Hook (make 3)
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.
Rows 6-7. 1sc in 18sts
Row 8. 1sc in 2, 2sc in the next st-24sts.
Rows 9-10. 1sc in 24sts and FO.
Stuff the spikes lightly and sew to the top of the hat.
To make the eyebrow: with Black Yarn & G Hook
Ch23
wk 1slst in 22sts and FO.
Sew just a little bit below the spikes.

To make the mouth: with Red Yarn & G Hook
Ch25
Row 1. 1sc 23, 3sc in the last st, now working on the other side of the chain, 1sc in 22, 2sc in the last st and FO.
With a tapestry needle and black yarn weave in a black line in the middle of the red mouth. Sew the mouth in place.

To make the strands for the Pom-Poms to hang from: with Dark Green Yarn & G Hook (make 2)
Attach yarn to the bottom of the ear flaps with a slst & ch1, wk 1sc into the same st as the slst, ch21, wk 1slst in 20sts, wk another slst into the same st as the first sc to join and FO.
Make 2 pom-poms: I wrapped 1 strands of yarn Glowworm & Red together about 160x.

To make the eyes: with white felt cut-out 2 oval shapes, then cut-out a black oval shape just a tiny bit bigger than the white one. If sewing put the black under the white oval and sew in place. If using hot glue, glue the black oval to the hat, glue the black small center piece to the white oval. With a clear drying glue, glue the white oval on top of the black oval.
Happy St Patricks Day to All!!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Connie's Spot© Craft Room Makeover!

Hello everyone I'm so sorry it's been such a long time since you've heard from me...
I have been so busy working on my craft room...my old room was just not
working for me anymore so I bought an old desk and did a complete redo on it...
I have so much more space to actually work now...
I painted the walls to help promote creativity which is what every crafter and pattern maker needs...thought I'd share with you, so here it is my new room makeover.



I love the color it's so bright and cheery in the morning and so
warm and inviting in the evening!
The desk was black and in really bad shape when I got it...but I worked on it
for 3 weeks sanding, priming, painting and then trying to remember how to
put it all back together again...but I'm so happy with the way it
turned out!


The desk top had a leather piece inside the frame part but it was so torn up that
I could not use it...I thought of getting a piece of wood and dropping it
down inside...but to save money I just turned over the piece that had
the leather and I primed it and then painted it with some of the left over
wall color I had.
Here you can see how messed up the top of the desk was...I filled in some of
the holes and bad scratches
I got a new chair for my husband to sit in...I love to have him here with me
at night if I'm working on something...I got a new rug to add a little
splash of color.


My pup just loves laying on the rug and playing with all of
her toys...her little world was all upset for a few weeks but
she loves it now.
This is a table I've had for a long time but it was a light color...so I painted it the
same color as the desk...I originally had planned to put my tv on it but I couldn't
stand seeing all the cords and cables...so I had to make a few adjustments.

Put all those plastic storage drawers and containers inside the closet.
I am so happy to be done and I love how it turned out...but now time to
get back to work on creating some new patterns!

Happy Crocheting, Crafting & Creating!!
Connie

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern Minion & Daisy Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game Bags©

 Free Crochet Patterns Minion & Daisy Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game Bags©
By Connie Hiughes Designs©

"Free Minion Inspired Crochet Tic-Tac-Toe Bag Pattern©"
This is a great crochet project super easy and fun

Plus it's makes great kids take along toy for when going out!!

Red Heart Yarns used in Pattern:
Yellow
Blue
Black
Grey
Light Raspberry

Other Materials used:
Felt in (yellow, white, brown and black)
Sewing Needle & Thread
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker
Glue

Hooks used:
G, D

To make the Bag: with Blue Yarn & G Hook (make 2)
Ch25
Row 1. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 2-15. repeat row 1, FO blue and continue to row 16.
Attach Yellow Yarn with a slst and ch1 
Row 16. 1sc in the FLO in each st across, ch1 & turn-26sts.











Rows 17-30. 1sc in each st across, ch1 & turn.
Row 31. 1sc in the BLO in each st, ch1 & turn.








Row 32. 1sc in each st, ch1 & turn.
Rows 33-47. repeat row 32, FO row 47
Attach Blue Yarn with a slst, ch1
Row 48. 1sc in each st across and FO-24sts.
Before sealing the bag, sew all the pieces on first. Then with yellow yarn seal both sides of the bag by working 1slst all the way across where the blue and yellow come together & FO.











To make the Eye: with Grey Yarn & D Hook (use a stitch marker)











Ch2
Row 1. 6sc in the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-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 the FLO in each st-24sts.
Row 6. 1sc in each st-24sts.
Row 7. repeat row 6
Row 8. 1sc in the BLO in 24sts.
Row 9. 1sc in each st-24sts.
Row 10. repeat row 9 and FO.
Cut out a piece of white felt to fit inside the eye. Cut out a small piece of brown & black, and glue in place. Cut out a small piece of yellow felt and make the eye lid.

To make the Black Band for the goggle: with F Hook
Ch25
Row 1. 1sc in 24sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. repeat row 1 and FO.
Sew eye to the band and then sew the band to the front of the bag.

To make the Tongue: with Light Raspberry & G Hook
Ch2
Row 1. 5sc in 2nd st from the hook.
Row 2. 2sc in each st-10sts.
Row 3. 1sc, 2sc in the next st-15sts.
Row 4. 1sc in each st-15sts.
Rows 5-7. repeat row 4 and FO.
Pinch the tongue in the middle and sew in place underneath the eye.

To make the Tic-Tac-Toe Bars: with Yellow & D Hook
Make 2, ch25 and FO
Make 2, 17 and FO
Sew to the blue front side of the bag.

The front & side closures: with Blue Yarn & G Hook (make 2)










Ch19
Row 1. 1sc in 18sts and FO.
Sew in place like in the photo.

You can make these little X's & O's or use buttons.

This Completes the Free Minion Inspired Crochet Tic-Tac-Toe Bag Pattern©

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The markers are cute little daisies and leaves...
also there's plenty of room for other essentials that every little girl needs!
When your all done simply put your pieces inside the pouch and go!

Materials
Color A Spring Green
Color B Dark Forest Green
Small amount of Yellow & White
Matching Thread
Sewing needle Flower buttons (4) The buttons are not crucial, kids like them. I put them also to add to the look of the bag.
Hook Size 
G 4.0mm
Abbreviations Used
ch-chain
sl-st-slip stitch
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-double crochet
wk-work

Ch 26
Row 1
1 sc in each st across, ch1 turn
Repeat Row 1 for
Rows 2-55 if not doing the buttons sc to row 56 like the above rows
Row 56
1 sc in first st, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 17sts, ch 3, sk bext 3 sts, 1sc in the next st
Row 57wk 4 sc in each of button holes, then wk 1 sc in each st across and fasten off.
Attach dark green into any st, ch 1, wk 1 sc in every st all the way around the rectangle.

Now fold your bag so that you have about 1 inch at the bottom half. Sew your buttons on making sure they line up with the button holes.
With dark green thread sew up the sides of the bag leaving about 1/2 inch, that will leave enough room for the buttons.

For Handle
Ch 36 or enough to fit around your child's hand when folded in half.
Row 1, wk 1 sc in each st across, fasten off.

Sew one side of handle to the inside of the bag near the button hole. Sew the other half on the inside flap.

Make 2 horizontal lines
Ch about 28, wk 1 sc in every st across, fasten off.

Make 2 vertican lines
Ch about 22, sc in each st across and fasten off.
Sew all 4 lines in place on the inside flap.

For the vine on the front of bag.
Make a chain long enough to reach from the bottom of one corner on the right and one on the upper left corner of the bag. Sew to the front of the bag.

With yellow yarn make the center of the flower
Ch 2
Row 1, wk 6 sc in the 2nd st from hook
Row 2, wk 2 sc in each st around, fasten off (12sts)

With white make pedals
Ch 3
1 trl in the same st as ch 3, ch 3 sl st into the same st. sl st into the next st and repeat.
Repeat 7 times.

To make the markers I used a much thinner yarn and a size C crochet hook. I followed the patten above but used a dc instead.

For the Leaf
Ch 6
wk 1 sl st in the 1st ch st, 1 sc in the next, hdc, wk 2 dc in the next, ch 1, wk 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, fasten off.
Use a smaller hook to make the maker leaves.

Here's another variation in yellow & pink and I used buttons for the game pieces...

This Completes the Free Daisy Crochet Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game Bag Pattern©
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