Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sea Creature Baby Bootie

Size “G" Crochet hook.
Baby or Sport yarn
(I used Lion Brand Microspun in Turquoise.)
Large Eye needle for sewing heel.
Sew-on-eyes (or what you have on hand.)

(Chain 2 at end of each row, and turn to start next row).

Dc=Double Crochet. Sc=Single Crochet. Sl st=Slip Stitch.
Fp=Front Post Stitch. Bp=Back Post Stitch.

To Start : Leave a tail of about 8 or so inches (for sewing the heel) and Ch 16. DC in third chain from hook. DC in each
remaining chain for a total of 14 DC. Chain 2 and turn.
(this counts as Row 1)

Row 1, 2 & 3 : DC through both loops for a total of 14 DC in
each row.
Row 4: Dc in back loops only of 14 dc.
Row 5: Dc through both loops of 14 dc.
Row 6: Dc in back loops only of 14 dc.
Row 7 & 8:DC through both loops for a total of 14 DC in
each row.

This will give you a little square with two rows of ridges which are the bottom of the bootie and the place to attach the sea creature tentacles. You will end at the opposite end that you started the square. (three rows per each side, two rows for the bottoms)
Step 1--Taking care to make sure the “ridges” are on the outside of your booties-Gather toe end by inserting the hook,
into the end of each DC row & draw a loop onto the hook.--
you will have 8 loops on the hook. Draw another loop, and
pull that loop through all 8 loops on the hook. then sl st this
tight (this gathers the toe and closes it)
Sc the two top sides of bootie together with 7 Sc
(from toe to middle of top of bootie.)

Step 2- While keeping your work on your hook,
Take a large eye needle - put your yarn tail
for the heel into the needle and stitch your heel closed, tie off.
Weave in/hide your yarn end.

Row 1 & 2: *Chain 2, Dc in each stitch around the bootie
ankle opening, and Sl st closed.
Row 3: Ch 2, *Fp dc around 1st dc. Bp dc around 2nd dc.
Repeat from *around cuff of bootie.
Tie off-weave/hide yarn ends.

Sea Creature tentacles (sorry--no directions for left hand.)
With heel in right hand, Slip stitch to ridge on bottom of bootie.
Sc in same stitch. *Sc and next 3 stitches on ridge (work through
two loops for strength).
Ch 8. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch. 3 sc in next ch. Sl
St in last 3 chains. Sl st is same st on ridge.
Repeat from * around foot (At the toe-work into the end of the 2 rows where there is no ridge to attach to) so that you have
Four legs/tentacle on each side of bootie.. Sc in last stitches and
tie off at end of ridge at heel. Weave/hide yarn ends.
Sew on your eyes on each side of bootie, just below cuff.

To make these into spiders--place eyes on either side of bootie, “near toe”instead of under cuff.

© 2008 Sandyfroglegs Designs.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Munchkin Bookmark

Materials needed:

Wiggly eyes (or what you have on hand for eyes.)
Crochet hook size H/8-5.00MM for braid and Munchkin.
For Munchkin I used Caron Simply Soft in Bone.
Wintuk in Nutmeg for the hair-

Crochet Hook size F/5-3.75MM for the bottoms.
For the bottoms I used Caron Simply Soft White.

Sl st: Slip Stitch. Ch: Chain. Sc: Single Crochet. Dc: Double Crochet.
Dcs: Double Crochets.
Sk: Skip

Braid (work all dc for hair loosely):
Row 1: Ch 6. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in remaining 3 chains.
(4 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2. Skip 2 dc, dc in 3rd dc. Dc in 4th dc.
Now go back (cross over) and dc in 1st dc, then in 2nd dc.
(1st braid made-4 dcs)
Row 3 - 15: Repeat row 2. (add on rows to lengthen)
Once your braid is desired length, ch 1. Sc in first 3 dc.
Cut/tie on face color. Sc in 4th dc.
Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in 4 sc (hide tie on tail within work.)
Row 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in 1st sc. 1 sc in next 2 sc. 2 sc in 4th sc (6 sc.)
Row 3: Ch 1. 2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 4 sc. 2 sc in last sc (8 sc.)
Row 4 - 6: Ch 1. Sc in 8 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1. Skip first 2 sc. Sc in 3 sc. Skip 2 sc, sc in last sc.(4 dc.)
Row 8: Ch 1. Skip first 2 sc-sc in last 2 sc, and Slip Stitch into
next stitch past sc.
Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in slip stitch. Sc in 2 sc. Sc in stitch past last sc.
Row 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in 2 sc. 2 Sc in last sc. (6 Sc.)
Row 3: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc (12 sc.)
Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in 12 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1. Slip stitch in first 4 sc. 2 sc in next 5 sc. (ignore last 3sc of this row.)
Row 6 & 7: Ch 1. 10 sc.
Row 8: Ch 1. Sk 2 sc. Sc in 4 sc. (ignore last 4 sc of this row.)
Row 9 & 10: Ch 1. 4 sc. Tie off and weave/hide yarn ends .
Second leg:
Attach yarn with slip stitch to 4th unworked sc of row 8.
Row 1: --Ch 1. Sc in same stitch. Sc in remaining 3 sc.
Row 2 & 3: Ch 1. Sc in 4 sc. Tie off and weave/hide yarn ends.
-Attach with sl st under a arm. Ch 10. Sl st under next arm.
Ch 10 again and sl st into 1 ch. (circling Munchkins waist.)
Slip stitch into next 5 chains (this will take you to the middle
when looking at Munchkin.)
Now ch 4 (going down towards crotch.. Turn and sc in each
of the ch 3 back up towards waist band .
Slip stitch to 6th ch on waist band. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in each of the 3 ch going towards crotch again .
Sl st to crotch. Ch 4. Slip stitch to center on back of bottoms.
Look to front of Munchkin for direction, and slip stitch
across so that you are on the side of the bottoms that has not
been worked on front.
Continue slip stitching across the front edge of bottoms.
Sl st to front section , tie off and weave/hide ends.
Add your wiggly eyes (or your choice for creating the eyes.)
*My scanner squished the hair--the pattern will look like
braided hair.
**Can also be a baby Sumo.

© 2008 Sandyfroglegs Designs