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.

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. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.

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.

    

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. Thank you.

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.

    

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. Thank you.

How To Crochet a Maple Leaf

Back in July I did a special crochet video tutorial for Canada Day with these cute little Maple Leaf designs but these leaves are also perfect for the forthcoming Autumn season so I thought I would finally write up the written pattern for you guys. Very simple to make and a great way to use up those scraps!

You can watch the video tutorial here:



All you need is;

- Dk/Light worsted weight yarn in red or any yarn you like
- 3.0mm crochet hook or any hook suitable for your yarn
- Yarn needle and scissors

Round 1
Crochet 10dc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st in 1st dc to join - (10)

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 10dc into loop, sl st in 1st dc to join.

Round 2
Ch1 (count as st), 1sc in same st as previous sl st, [1sc, 1hdc] in next st, [1hdc, 1dc] in next st, 2dc in next st, [1dc, 1tr] in next st, 2tr in next st, [1tr, 1dc] in next st, 2dc in next st, [1dc, 1hdc] in next st, [1hdc, 1sc] in next st, sl st in ch1 to join

Round 3
Ch8, sl st in 2nd st from hook and in ea ch back to main leaf, sl st in next st, [1sc, 1hdc] in next st, [1dc, ch3, sl st in 1st ch, 1dc] in next st, [1hdc, 1sc] in next st, [1sc, 1hdc] in next st, [1dc, 2tr, ch3, sl st in 1st ch] in next st, [2tr, 1dc] in next st, [1hdc, 1sc] in next st, [1sc, 1dc] in next st, [1tr, 2dtr, ch3, sl st in 1st ch] in next st, [2dtr, 1tr] in next st, [1dc, 1sc] in next st, [1sc, 1hdc] in next st, [1dc, 2tr, ch3, sl st in 1st ch] in next st, [2tr, 1dc] in next st, [1hdc, 1sc] in next st, [1sc, 1hdc] in next st, [1dc, ch3, sl st in 1st ch, 1dc] in next st, [1hdc, 1sc] in last st, sl st in beginning st to finish

Fasten off and tie in all tails and now you're done!
Any questions or for more free patterns join 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. Thank you.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

How To Crochet an Embossed Flower Granny Square - Yarn Scrap Friday



Here is the written pattern for our little embossed flower granny squares! I hope you enjoy. 

You can watch the video tutorial here:



You will need;

  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn or any yarn you like
  • 3.5mm crochet hook or any hook suitable for your yarn choice
  • Yarn needle and scissors

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
Ch4, sk1, in back loops only work 4dc in next st, ch2, sk2, 4dc in next st, ch2, sk1, 4dc in next st, ch2, sk2, 3dc in next st, sl st in 2nd ch of 4

Round 4
Ch6, 2dc in ch sp below, *1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in 2 ch sp, ch4, 2dc in same 2ch sp* repeat twice more, 1dc in last 3 sts, 2dc in ch sp, sl st in 2nd ch of 6. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Round 5
Join your flower colour in 1st front loop from round 3 and crochet [1sc, 1dc, 2tr], [2tr, 1dc, 1sc] in next st, *[1sc, 1dc, 2tr] in next st, [2tr, 1dc, 1sc] in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in 1st sc to join round, fasten off and tie in all tails.

And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join 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. Thank you.

How To Crochet a Newborn Baby Bib - Yarn Scrap Friday

Back in June I showed you how to crochet a newborn baby bib and here is the written pattern to go along with it.

I do recommend following the video tutorial as it explains some unusual techniques which may be hard to understand from the written version.



You will need;

  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in baby blue or any colour you like and white
  • 4.0mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Either a Button or Velcro/Fastener 

Row 1
Crochet 22 dc foundation sts

Row 2
Sl st down last dc to start crocheting back into the foundation sts on the opposite side as to where you normally would, 3dc in 1st st, 1dc in next 21 sts, 3dc in last st - (27) See video if unsure.

Row 3
Ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout), TURN, 1dc in ea st across - (27)

Rows 4 - 13
Ch1, TURN, 1dc in ea st across - (27)

Row 14 (First Strap)
Ch1, TURN, dc2tog, 1dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog - (7)

Row 15
Ch1, TURN, dc2tog, 1dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog - (5)

Row 16
Ch1, TURN, 1dc in ea st across - (5)

Row 17
Ch1, TURN, 1dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog - (4)

Row 18
Ch1, TURN, sc2tog twice - (2) sl st down edge of strap back to main bib

Next Step
1sc in next 8 sts (on main part of bib)

Row 19 (Second Strap)
dc2tog, 1dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog - (7)

Row 20
Ch1, TURN, dc2tog, 1dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog - (5)

Rows 21 - 23
Ch1, TURN, 1dc in ea st across - (5)

Row 24
dc2tog, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in last st - (5)

Row 25
2dc in 1st st, 1dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog - (5)

Rows 26 - 27
Repeat rows 24 and 25

Row 28
dc2tog twice, 3dc in last st - (5)

Row 29
3dc in 1st st, dc2tog twice - (5)

Rows 30 - 37
Repeat rows 28 and 29

Row 38
Ch1, TURN, 3dc in 1st st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in last st - (11)

Row 39
Note* If you wish to add a button, skip some dcs on this row for a button hole and chain in-between 
Ch1, TURN, dc2tog, 1dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog - (9)

Row 40
Ch1, TURN, dc2tog twice, 1dc in next st, dc2tog twice - (5) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Finishing

Using your white DK/Light worsted weight yarn, crochet 1sc neatly around whole edge, working extra sts on the corners, fasten off and tie in all tails.

Sew on button or Velcro to finish.


And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join 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. Thank you.