Monday, 15 December 2014

How To Crochet a Hypercube Tesseract - Yarn Scrap Friday

Ok, so a fourth spatial dimensional shape may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are crocheting, but nothing like a challenge I say, when my husband joked with me I could crochet anything. 

So what is a fourth dimensional hypercube I don't hear you ask? Well, if you look at the diagrams below, it is the next spatial dimension up from a cube and yes, we are getting into the realms of parallel universes, space travel and unicorns, but when we show the hypercube in its two dimensional form, that is, showing it on paper as it were as seen below, it makes a rather pretty pattern called a tesseract, and that is where I started my design.






If you look closely you can see the two cubes within the hypercube and perhaps even more cubes if you look closely. I say spatial dimension because it is often thought by physicists that the fourth dimension is actually time, but without frying my own brain on astrophysics and ringing up Stephen Hawking I shall swiftly move on to the pattern in hand.

My video tutorial can be watched here for this pattern;


Materials Required

- You can use any yarn and hook size suitable for the yarn you are using that you like, but choose at least three to four different colours so you can see the pattern clearly
- Yarn needle and scissors

Step 1 [Main Star]
In colour 1, ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 10sc into loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (10)

Step 2
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st (underneath ch), *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (20)

Step 3
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (30)

Step 4
Ch1, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (40)

Step 5
*Ch6, sl st in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, sk4 sts on main circle, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st-ing into ch1 instead at end and joining colour 2 as you do. You should have eight star points.

Step 6 [Squares x8]
TURN and crocheting along edge of star point, crochet 1sc in next 5 sts to point - (5)

Step 7
*Ch1 (dont count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along to end of row, sl st into ch of opposite star point, sl st in next ch up, TURN, 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along to end of row* repeat from * to * once more, fasten off and tie in all tails.

Step 8
*Re-join yarn in 1st ch of ch6 of next star point (in crevice between two points), repeat steps 6 and 7 for next square* repeat from * to * until you have completed eight squares between all star points. Tie in all tails to save time later.

Step 9 [Diamonds x8]
*With RS facing, join colour 3 in top of one of your squares, at the point, with ch1, 1sc in next st, hdc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, (you should be working down the side with proper sts), 1dc in top of star point, now crochet as neatly as you can as you don't have proper sts to work in to with 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1 sl st neatly up edge of next square to end - (11)

Step 10
TURN (do not ch1), sk sl st, 1sc in next st and 1sc across to last st, sl st in ch1 - (10)

Step 11
TURN, sk sl st, sc2tog, 1sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog - (7)

Step 12
TURN, 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along to end of row - (7)

Step 13
TURN, sc2tog, 1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog - (5)

Step 14
TURN, 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along to end of row - (5)

Step 15
TURN, sc2tog, 1sc in next st, sc2tog - (3)

Step 16
TURN, 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along to end of row - (3)

Step 17
TURN, sc3tog - (1)* Fasten off and tie in all tails. Repeat from * to * until you have eight diamonds between each set of two squares. Tie in all tails to save time later.

Step 18 [Finishing Edge]
With RS facing, join colour 1 or 4 in top of diamond with ch1, *then neatly as you can, as you don't have proper sts to work in to, crochet [1sc, 1dc, 3tr, 1dtr] down diamond edge, 1dtr in point of square, [1dtr, 3tr, 1dc, 1sc, 1sl st] up opposite diamond edge* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join me on my various social media channels.

    

or visit my website at http://www.happyberry.co.uk





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Top Ten Most Popular Crochet Video Tutorials at HappyBerry

I've been running the HappyBerry crochet YouTube channel now for well over 3 years, and it's been fun experimenting with different tutorials to see what is popular and what is less so, but I am always surprised as to which crochet video tutorials come up as the most popular.

So I thought I would share a break-down of the top ten most popular crochet video tutorials on the HappyBerry YouTube channel.

Coming in at number;

10

How To - Crochet an Afghan/Baby Blanket/Throw - Yarn Scrap Friday

This tutorial may be stretching the 'yarn scrap' theme but hopefully you will enjoy joining me as I show you how to make an afghan, baby blanket or throw. I also show you how to make it bigger or smaller.


9

How To - Crochet a Baby Turtle - Yarn Scrap Friday

In this tutorial I show you how to make my cute little baby turtles, perfect to make into keyrings.



8

How To - Crochet Simple Newborn Baby Booties

Kind of a part two to my a product review of Deramores new range of baby DK yarns. This time I show you how to make some quick and easy newborn baby bootees for ages 0 - 3 months.


7

How To - Crochet a Simple Beanie for Ladies - Mens Size (22"-24")

This tutorial is actually just one in a series on how to make a simple beanie for any age. This tutorial however shows you how to make a simple beanie for adults.


6

How To - Crochet Tunisian Simple Stitch and Knit Stitch

A quick tutorial on the basics of tunisian crochet which includes the simple tunisian crochet stitch and the tunisian crochet knit stitch which is my personal favourite.


5

How To - Crochet a Simple Baby Beanie for 0-6 months

The same series as our adult beanie but this time for the youngest of beanie wearers.


4

How To - Crochet Fingerless Mitten Gloves

These fingerless gloves have proved very popular and I still wear my original pair from my original design.


3

How To - Crochet Pretty Picot Baby Newborn Booties

This tutorial shows you how to make some adorable newborn baby booties with a sweet delicate picot slip stitch edging. Made with two soles, these little shoes are so comfy and soft and will surely delight any new arrival.



2

How To - Crochet Simple Adult Slippers for Men or Women

This rather long video shows you how to make some simple slippers for teens to adult, one size only of 5-7 UK size but you can increase or decrease the rounds to make a shorter or longer slipper. I hope you like them!


And coming in a number 1 is!

How To - Crochet a Simple Flower version 2 - Absolute Beginners

A special tutorial for those who have never crocheted before! This video is for a simple flower and is designed for absolute beginners so some of you may find this video a bit slow, but I do hope you enjoy this flower pattern and I really hope you can follow along if you are new to crochet.


Monday, 13 October 2014

FREE Halloween Crochet Patterns

Over the last couple of years I have put together some traditional Halloween crochet pattern designs from hats to small toys. Here is a round up of what you can currently find on HappyBerry to bring a little more spookyness to your Halloween this October.

Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Halloween treats coming this Autumn:
 youtube.com/happyberrycrochet

Mini Pumpkin

This mini pumpkin technique can be applied to any sized circle for a more realistic pumpkin effect.



Spooky Spider and Spider's Web

This little critter can be made using any colour you like and can be made even more realistic with lots of sequins for eyes. For the web you can choose to glue the web into shape using children's PVA glue or you can choose to keep the ends longer to tie or stick to a wall for a really spooky effect.





Spider Hat in 3 children's sizes





This simple beanie hat pattern comes in 3 sizes; 6-12 months, 12 months to 3 years and 3-10 years and is a free PDF download on our website here: www.happyberry.co.uk You could use this basic pattern as a spider or why not make it in orange with some leaves on top for a pumpkin hat.

Halloween Masks

A fun project for those spooky outfits when Trick and Treating. What design will you choose?



Devil Horns Headband in 3 children's sizes

Another free pattern which comes in 3 sizes; 6-12 months, 12 months to 3 years and 3-10 years is our Devil headband and is a free PDF download on our website here: www.happyberry.co.uk

Any questions or for more free patterns why not join me on my various social media channels.

    

or visit my website at http://www.happyberry.co.uk





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

How To Crochet a Mini Princess Doll - Yarn Scrap Friday

As promised here is the written version to my recent crochet video tutorial on how to crochet a miniature princess doll, which you can make into your favourite characters using certain colours for your yarn.

You can watch the video tutorials here if you like:





So, what will you need!

  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in 4 colours (1 for skin colour, 1 for hair and 2 for dress)
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing

Guide

SC = skin colour
HC = hari colour
D1 = dress 1 colour (used for top of dress and shoes)
D2 = dress 2 colour (used for skirt)

HEAD

Round 1
Using SC ch4, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 6sc into loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (6)

Round 2
Ch1 (count as st here and onwards), 1sc in same st as previous sl st, *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (12)

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st*  repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 4
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 5
Ch1, then in back loops only for this round: 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 6
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 7
Ch1, sc2tog, *1sc in next st, sc2tog*   repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (12)

Round 8
Ch1, *sc2tog*   repeat from * to * until last st, 1sc in last st, sl st in ch1 - (7)

Stuff your head at this point.

Rounds 9 - 10
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Join D1 in sl st on last round.

BODY

Round 11
Continuing in D1, ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st*  repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (10)

Rounds 12 - 13
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (10) Join SC in last sl st if making legs or Join D2 in last sl st if skipping legs.

If you don't wish to make the legs, skip to arms now and see alternative notes for when making the skirt part.

LEG 1

Round 14
Continuing in SC, ch3, sk5, then in back loops only for this round: 1sc in next 4 sts, sl st in 1st ch - (7)

Rounds 15 - 17
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Join D1 in sl st on last round.

Round 18
Continuing in D1, ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Fasten off for now, leaving a longer tail for sewing.

LEG 2

Round 19
Re-join SC in 1st sk st from round 14, ch1, then in back loops only for this round: 1sc in next 4 sts, ch2, sl st in ch1 - (7)

Rounds 20 - 22
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Join D1 in sl st on last round.

Round 18
Continuing in D1, ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Fasten off for now, leaving a longer tail for sewing.

Sew remaining holes closed on feet and hide tail ends inside legs, stuff legs and body and sew gap between legs closed. Hide tail ends on inside of body.

ARMS (make 2)

Using D1, ch5, join SC, ch5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, fasten off and sew all tail ends to the same end as your beginning tail end. Sew arm on body and repeat for second arm.

SKIRT

Main Method

Round 1
Using D2, join yarn in first front loop from round 14, ch1, 1sc in same st, *2sc in next front loop st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (20)

Note* The first front loop and the last front loop don't really exist because you ch1 when making the legs, so just attach your yarn as neatly as you can for these sts. Just make sure you have 20 sts including your ch1 when you finish.

Rounds 2 - 3
Ch2 (count as st here and onwards), *sk1, 1hdc in next st, 1hdc in previous sk1 ch sp* repeat from * to * until last st, 1hdc in last st, sl st in ch1

Alternative Method (when not crocheting legs)

Round 1
Join D2 when slip stitching on last round, ch1, 1sc in same st, *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (20)

Rounds 2 - 3
Ch2 (count as st here and onwards), *sk1, 1hdc in next st, 1hdc in previous sk1 ch sp* repeat from * to * until last st, 1hdc in last st, sl st in ch1

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

HAIR

Using HC cut 18 20-30cm lengths of yarn and using a yarn needle sew each length into the front loops from round 5 and fold in half, so in total at the end you have 36 lengths of yarn for hair.

Plait/braid or style as you wish. Don't forget to sew on some eyes too.

And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join me on my various social media channels.

    

or visit my website at http://www.happyberry.co.uk





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

A Short Story - The First 600 Words

The First 600 Words

June slammed the scruffy papers down on my desk, causing my stale coffee to flood all over the familiar tripe I had come accustomed to.
I must have sighed too loudly as June raised a sarcastic eyebrow whilst chewing that infernal gum I so detested behind those ridiculously cerise lips.
“Thanks,” I managed to gurgle whilst vaguely attempting to mop up the brown puddle now decorating my desk.
“I’m going to lunch,” June spat, slamming the door behind her. She hated me as much as I tolerated her, I was convinced, but I had lost the will to hire anyone else.
It was dusty, and the heat was unbreathable, so I took to my customary perch on the ledge outside my 15th or 14th floor window, and sat – legs dangling – staring at the ants below. I picked at my sandwich and flicked chunks of my crust at them. I once heard that something tiny could kill a man if dropped high enough – maybe I was doing someone a favour.
I could hear the phone ringing, but too used to leaving it hang, I ignored it. That was June’s job, ‘oh yeah, she was at lunch’ I mused.
I thumped my head against the monolith of the building behind me.
‘Had it really been 30 years to the day’ I asked myself. I had been so full of enthusiasm – even after the two year itch I’d stuck with it. I was still convinced that one day I would find that treasure – that paragon of a writer. I guess the fantasy was unstirring. Yet here I was – consuming my lunch on the precipice I had become playmates with – the mortar cracks I had become au fait with and the spiders that spun the same homes in the windows.
‘I really should get June to see to a window cleaner,’ I noted, surprised at my still practically minded state.
I finished my sandwich and observed the building opposite – full of people just like me – in suits and staring at computer screens or shouting down a phone. Even up here we were all creatures of insignificance – size didn’t matter.
I clambered to my feet and edged forward – like I always did – just that little bit further each day, until the bend in my shoes became too free and the same reasoning entered my thoughts ‘only another few years’, ‘but another few years until what?’ I closed my eyes and waved a breeze through my fingers – ‘maybe I would fly?’ I entertained.
“Bob?” June shouted.
“Out here,” I etched back and relaxed as June peered out.
“That guy is on the phone again, he wants to know if you read his stuff yet?”
Sighing, I climbed back in to normality and took to my throne.
“Tell him I will now,” I replied, and with a snort June was gone before I could ask for yet another banal coffee.
I shuffled the stained papers together and turned them over, now crispy but giving a surprisingly vintage appeal.
‘So here it is. Was this going to be the celebrated best seller of my career?’
As I brushed away the dirt that had settled onto the scruffy works and prepared the shredder that was already brimming, I did what I always did.
I read the first paragraph:
‘As Bob picked up the now browned works of the unknown author, he was struck at the dismal presentation, even though he knew it to be the fault of his incompetent secretary. Taking his familiar lunchtime setting, he skipped with formalities and went beyond the bend of his shoes. For Bob, this truly was his Last Manuscript.’


The End

Thursday, 11 September 2014

How to crochet the basic stitches and make hearts with Little Hearts Matter

This Autumn, we have teamed up with Little Hearts Matter, a charity that helps support families affected by congenital heart conditions, as this October they invite everyone to help them raise awareness and much needed funds by making, baking and of course crocheting handmade hearts!

To find out how you can get involved, you can visit their website here: http://www.lhm.org.uk

So today I am going to show those who are new to crochet, how to crochet! and not only that, I will be sharing some heart crochet patterns for you to try your new skills on.

Crocheting is a wonderful skill to learn, especially if you have always wanted to be able to knit but you found that keeping all those stitches under control was just too fiddly and time consuming. Well, crochet is a wonderful alternative as you only have to work with one stitch at a time and projects work up really quickly.

So let’s get started…

When learning to crochet many people try to teach you how to hold the yarn and your hook in a certain way but it is not important how you hold the hook or yarn, you just need to do what is comfortable for you. The only thing you need to get used to is holding the tension in your yarn but you will find this comes naturally as you get used to crocheting.

1. Slip Knot

The first thing to learn in crochet is the slip knot, which comes at the beginning of every crochet project. To work a slip knot, simply wrap the yarn around a couple of fingers once and end them over-lapping on top of your fingers, now take your hook and put your hook underneath the first loop of yarn and then grab the second loop with your hook, pull the yarn underneath the first loop and then let go and pull your tail end of your yarn to tighten the slip knot onto your hook.

Slip Knot Video Tutorial


2. Chain Stitch




The next step is to create some length to your project whether you are working in the round or in rows. The basic beginning stitch is the simple Chain Stitch known in abbreviation as ‘ch’. To work a chain stitch, just wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through the loop on your hook. This completes one chain stitch. Just repeat this until you have the desired amount of chain stitches you require for the pattern.

After you have finished chaining you will either ‘Slip Stitch’ into your first chain to form a loop when working in the round or you will crochet back into your chains when working in rows. For our simple heart pattern you need to crochet 4 chain stitches then slip stitch into your first chain to form a loop, so let’s show you the Slip Stitch next.

Chain Stitch Video Tutorial


3. Slip Stitch





To crochet the Slip Stitch, known as ‘ss’ or ‘sl st’ in abbreviations, simply put your hook into the second chain from your hook if working your first row (we don’t count the loop on the hook as a stitch) and wrap the yarn around your hook, pull the yarn through the chain and the loop on your hook. This completes one Slip Stitch.

It doesn't matter how you put your hook through the chain. Some people prefer to put it under one loop of yarn, some people prefer to put it under two loops and some people prefer to put it through the back ‘bar’ (not seen in our illustrations). It is about what works best for you. I prefer to put it under one loop as seen in the illustration.

For the simple heart pattern you need to slip stitch into your first chain to form a loop, joined at the beginning and at the end as seen in the last illustration above. In the middle is a hole as expected. It is into this hole you need to work the stitches to make the heart pattern but I will show the next stitch size up from the slip stitch first.

Slip Stitch Video Tutorial


4. Single Crochet





The next stitch up from the Slip Stitch is the Single Crochet stitch (sc). This is in US terminology, which is the most popular terminology for crochet on the internet. In UK terminology, if you are buying patterns in UK shops for example, the Single Crochet is known as the Double Crochet (dc) but be warned! There is also a double crochet stitch in US terminology, so make sure you know what terminology your pattern is in before starting your project. Our simple heart pattern below and all our patterns are in US terminology unless otherwise stated.

To make the Single Crochet stitch, you put your hook into the second chain from hook if working your first row (or in our case the hole we have created with our chained loops). Then wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through, you now have two loops on your hook. Now wrap the yarn around your hook again and pull through both loops to complete a Single Crochet stitch.

Single Crochet Video Tutorial


5. Half Double Crochet





The next stitch size up is the Half Double Crochet (hdc). In UK terminology this stitch is known as the Half Treble Crochet (htr). To work the Half Double Crochet stitch wrap the yarn around your hook before working the stitch, this gives you two loops on your hook. Put your hook into the third chain from hook if working your first row then wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through, this gives you three loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook again and pull through all three loops on your hook to complete a Half Double Crochet stitch.

Half Double Crochet Tutorial


6. Double Crochet





The next stitch size up is the Double Crochet (dc). In UK terminology this stitch is known as a Treble Crochet (tr). To work the Double Crochet stitch wrap the yarn around your hook before working the stitch, this gives you two loops on your hook. Put your hook into the fourth chain from hook if working your first row then wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through, this gives you three loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through the first two loops, you now have two loops on your hook, wrap the yarn around your hook again and pull through both remaining loops to complete a Double Crochet stitch.

Double Crochet Tutorial


7. Treble Crochet





The next stitch size up is the Treble Crochet (tr). In UK terminology this stitch is known as a Double Treble Crochet (dtr). To work the Treble Crochet stitch wrap the yarn around your hook twice before working the stitch, this gives you three loops on your hook. Put your hook into the fifth chain from hook if working your first row then wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through, this gives you four loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook and pull through the first two loops; you now have three loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook again and pull through the next two loops, you now have two loops remaining on your hook. Wrap the yarn around your hook again and pull through both remaining loops to complete a Treble Crochet stitch.

Treble Crochet Tutorial


8. Heart Pattern

So once you are happy practicing these stitches then let’s move on to our Simple Heart crochet pattern which uses all these stitches except the half double crochet. Like I said before, to start the heart you need to crochet 4 chains and slip stitch into your first chain to form a loop, and then work the relevant stitches into the centre of that loop.



Stitch Abbreviation Guide

ch = chain
sl St = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet

Pattern is in US terminology.

Step 1
Ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop

Step 2
Crochet 5sc into loop, sl st in 1st sc to join round - (5)

Step 3
Ch3 (count as st), 1dc in same st as chs (the one you sl st into earlier), 2dc in next st, [4tr, 1sl st] in next st, 4tr in next st, 2dc in next st, 1dc in 'fake' last st (I say fake because this stitch is not actually a stitch, you would normally just sl st into the top of your chains to join the round but I want you to add an extra dc here), now sl st in top of 3ch to join - (16) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Tip* When crocheting a stitch it helps to twist the hook downwards to get through the loops and then twist back up when through.

So simple yet so cute! I hope you like it too. Why not make lots of heart and use them as confetti on a table for a romantic meal, or perhaps make them into earrings, or just make them for fun. Whatever you decide to do I hope you enjoy your crocheting journey, and remember! it doesn’t have to be perfect first time, everything comes with practice. If you’re feeling confident in your stitches then you may like to check out some of our other heart crochet patterns here as well.

Crochet Bunting Video Tutorial


Crocheted Padded Heart
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/crochet-love-heart-free-pattern.html

Crochet Heart Bracelet
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/quick-and-simple-crochet-heart-bracelet.html

For more FREE crochet patterns and tutorials you can visit our website at www.happyberry.co.uk or our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/happyberrycrochet

Why not share your projects with us on Twitter at @HappyBerryUK and use the hashtag #handmadehearts

For more information about how you can get involved in Handmade Hearts October at Little Hearts Matter email info@lhm.org.uk

Sunday, 3 August 2014

How To Crochet Cowboy Baby Boots - Yarn Scrap Friday

I have actually been asked quite a few times already for this written pattern, even to purchase it but no-one pays for my Yarn Scrap Friday patterns as my reward is the love of sharing my creations! (^-^)

So as some of you have noticed I've been trying to get on top of my written patterns for my Yarn Scrap crochet video tutorials over the last few days so I can get this written pattern to you guys sooner rather than later. So at last I share the written crochet pattern for my Little Cowboy/Girl Baby Boots.

You can watch the video tutorial here:



All you need is;

- Chunky/Bulky weight yarn (yarn weight 5)
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle and scissors

Please note* I cannot give advice, without much work involved, for different sizes or what to do if you use a different hook or yarn weight, thank you.

For ages 0-6 months to fit up to 10cm

Boot (make twice)

Row 1
Ch11, 2hdc in 2nd st from hook, 1hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc in last st - (12)

Row 2
Work back into the same chains again with 2hdc in 1st ch, 1hdc in next 8 chs, 2hdc in last ch - (24 total sts from rows 1 and 2)

Round 3 (you are now working in the round)
1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 1hdc in next 5 sts, 3hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 3hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 5 sts, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st - (30)

Round 4
1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 10 sts, 1hdc in next st, 3hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 3hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in last st - (36) sl st in next 2 sts

Round 5
Ch2 (count as st), in front loops only crochet 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (36)

Round 6
Ch2, 1dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog twice, tr2tog four times, dc2tog twice, 1dc in next 9 sts, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (28)

Round 7
Ch2, 1dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog twice, tr3tog, dc2tog twice, 1dc in next 7 sts, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (22)

Round 8
Ch2, 1dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog twice, 1dc in next 8 sts, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (20)

Rounds 9 - 10
Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of ch2 to join - (20)

Round 11
Ch1, TURN, 1sc in next st, [1hdc, 1dc] in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts, [1dc, 1hdc] in next st, 1sc in next st, sl st in next 4 sts, 1sc in next st, [1hdc, 1dc] in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts, [1dc, 1hdc] in next st, 1sc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, sl st in ch1 to join - (28) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Star (make twice)

Round 1
Using the same thickness of yarn as your boot, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 5sc into loop, sl st in 1st sc to join

Round 2
*Ch2, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, sl st in next st on main circle* repeat from * to * until end and you have 5 points, fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto boot.

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How To Crochet a Star

I love these stars. I originally designed these for the 4th July for my American friends but they are also so perfect for Christmas or as sheriff badges. The finishing round also really brings this design together. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have enjoyed designing it.

You can watch the video tutorial here:



All you need is;

- Dk/Light worsted weight yarn in red, white and blue or any colour or yarn type you like
- 3.5mm crochet hook or any hook suitable for your yarn
- Yarn needle and scissors

Note* when joining a new colour, join the new colour in the sl st that joins the round, i.e instead of yarning over with the same colour to finish the sl st, yarn over with the new colour.

Round 1
Ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 5sc into loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

Round 2
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Round 3
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (20)

Round 4
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (30)

Round 5
*ch6, sl st in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1tr in next st, sk5 sts on main part of star, 1sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end finishing with a sl st in 1st ch of 6 instead of the 1sc, join your last colour in this last sl st.

Round 6
Crochet 1sc neatly around edge of star, fasten off and either use remaining yarn to form a loop to hang your star or just tie in all your tails as normal.

And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join on my various social media channels.

    

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How To Crochet a Small Mouse

Another Yarn Scrap Friday written pattern for thee! Today I share with you the written pattern for my little mouse. Such a cute little design and so simple to make, just perfect for using up those scraps.

You can watch the video tutorial here:



All you need is;

- Dk/Light worsted weight yarn in black and brown or white
- 3.0mm crochet hook or any hook suitable for your yarn
- Yarn needle and scissors
- Some toy stuffing or yarn scrap for stuffing

Round 1
Ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 5sc into your loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

Round 2
Ch1 (count as st here and throughout), 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (15)

Rounds 4 - 6
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (15)

Round 7
Ch1, sc2tog, *1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Rounds 8 - 9
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Pause your mouse here and sew on some little eyes. Now crochet the ears.

Ears (repeat twice)
Crochet 8dc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, (do not join round), fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto mouse. Tie ends on inside of mouse.

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 8dc into loop.

Stuff your mouse at this point and continue mouse...

Round 10
*sc2tog* repeat around until end is closed, when it gets too fiddly you can sew the end of your mouse closed by sewing into the next st and the next and pulling tight like a draw string. Fasten off and use remaining yarn to form the tail. To do this sew tail end (no pun intended) into body a few times to secure (don't pull too tight at first, as you will distort the nose), then finish by sewing out through the bottom of your mouse, cut to desired length and this is your tail. See video for more information.

And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join on my various social media channels.

    

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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.