Wednesday, December 31, 2008
~Red Heart Super Saver (Medium 4)
(The color of bootie with ties - Multi-Ocean.
Solid version - Pale Plum.)
~Size *4.00 mm hook
(*this will be a E, F, or G--depending on your hook brand.)
~You will be working on the inside (WS: Wrong Side) of your bootie
until you reach the cuff.
~Work in is same direction (do not turn) until beginning of cuff.
Crochet Stitches -
~St- Stitch /stitches
~Hdc- Half Double Crochet:
~Sl St - Slip Stitch:
~Dc- Double Crochet:
~End and weave ends:
~Sc- Single Crochet:
~Dhdc 3 stitches- Decrease Half Double Crochet over next three stitches:
(I could not find a online reference so I hope my directions will explain--- Yarn over hook. Insert hook in next stitch. Yarn over hook and pull through stitch. “Stop.” Now--insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over hook and pull through. Insert your hook in third stitch and pull through stitch. Complete Dhdc 3 stitches- yarn over hook and pull through all 5 loops on hook. You have now decreased 3 stitches into 1.)
Row One: Ch three-sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Ch two (counts as first HDC) Hdc 11 times in ring (12 Hdcs.)
Slip stitch to top of first Hdc to close row.
Chain two (do not turn, continue crocheting in the same direction.)
Row Two: Hdc in same st as ch two, Hdc two times in each remaining st.
(24 Hdc.) Sl st to top of ch 2.
Row Three: Ch 2. Hdc in same stitch. One Hdc in next st.
*Two Hdc in next st. One Hdc in next st.
*Repeat to end of row. (36 Hdc.) Sl st to top of ch 2.
Row Four: Ch 2. One Hdc in next ten st. Hdc two times in next stitch.
One hdc in next ten st. Hdc two times in next stitch. One hdc in next ten
st. Hdc 2 times in next stitch. One hdc in remaining 3 st.
(10-2-10-2-10-2-3. Total 40 hdc counting beginning ch 2 as hdc.)
Row Five: Ch two. One hdc in next two st. Hdc two times in next st.
One hdc in next 15 st. . Dhdc over next 3 stitches. One hdc in next 15 st.
Hdc two times in next st. Hdc in remaining 3 st. Sl St to top of ch 2.
Row Six: Ch two. Hdc in next ten st. Dhdc over 3 stitches , 7 times.
Hdc in next ten st. Sl st to top of first Hdc.
Row Seven: Ch 2. . Hdc in next nine st.
Dhdc over 3 stitches, 3 times. Hdc in remaining 10 st.
Sl st to top of ch 2.
Row Eight: ch 1, turn (Right side of bootie now.) Sc in each st. (ch 1 + 22 sc.)
Sl st to beginning sc.
Row Nine - Twelve: working in same direction on right side of
Bootie, ch1. Sc in 22 st. Sl st to beginning ch 1.
Clam Shell Edging at ankle:
Ch three. Four Dc in same st as ch three.
Sl st in next sc st.
*Skip two sc, 5 Dc in next st. Sl st in next st.
Repeat * four more times.
Sl st to top of first dc. End and weave ends.
***Optional Version :
To add ties--
Row Nine: Ch 3, Dc in each st. Sl st to top of ch 3. ( Ch 3 + 22 Dc.)
Rows Ten : Ch 1, Sc in each st (ch 1 + 22 sc) Sl st to beginning ch 1.
Add Clam Shell Edging per directions above.
***Laces/Ties for optional version:
Lace One: Chain 35. Attach with Slip stitch to center Dc of right
side of first bootie. Chain 35, End.
Lace Two: Repeat for second booties, making sure to slip stitch on
left side so that when worn the ties are on the outside “side” of each bootie.
Weave the laces in and out of the Dc until the meet on opposite side
of booties and tie into a bow.
© 2008 Sandyfroglegs Designs
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
*The top corners of the hat will give the illusion of ears when on the head.
**The picture: The blue hat is written below.
The Purple hat used worsted weight yarn. No nose. Added ears (directions in my blog)
being careful not to sew them through to the back of the hat (just the front layer.)
The gray hat is adult size, using Half Double Crochet with a interspersed
Crossover Stitch (skip one hdc. hdc in next 2 stitches--then cross over with the third
stitch into the skipped stitch space.)
*The hat directions written for Newborn size.
*Can be adjusted to any size-including
adult, by chaining “half” the length needed
to circle the wearers head.
(You will want the hat to be snug, so you will
want the starting chain a bit shorter than
*You will be working on the outside of your
hat the entire time. Push your work at the
starting so that you are on the outside
(tuck the inside of the hat accordingly.)
*Use a crochet hook in the size that works
with your yarn--adjusting the size by measuring
the starting chain , and top-to-bottom length.
*If you do not plan on adding a nose and eyes--
continue row 2 & add rim, to desired length.
*Personalize by using different stitches in body
I used a *Boye size G crochet hook &
*Caron Simply Soft yarn in Soft Blue.
The eyes are Darice brand *Easy-Sew Eyes in 18mm,
and I used a *sewing needle to attach.
*Stitch marker (if you do not have stitch markers,
a piece of yarn , paper clip, or wire earring will work.)
The ball I used to display is 21 inches around.
Chain 28 (my chain measured 7 inches.)
Double Crochet in the 3d chain from the hook
and in each remaining chain (26 Double Crochet)
Do not flip --instead turn the corner, working in the
reverse side of your starting chain, Double Crochet
in the 26 chain spaces. Place your stitch marker in the
last Double Crochet on your hook.
Double Crochet in each Double Crochet around, moving
stitch marker to last Double Crochet made when reaching
end of row.
Repeat Row 2.
Row 6: Choose the side you would like to be the front
of your hat.
Fold hat so that you know where the middle of the front is.
Double Crochet to the middle. In the middle chain do a
Popcorn stitch of 5 Double Crochet
(use link to see visual directions for this stitch.)
Then continue in Double Crochet to end of row-
moving stitch marker to last Double Crochet on your hook.
At this time, take your sew-on-eyes and attach them on
the 5th row On each side of your nose. I attached mine
to the 4 Double Crochet measuring from the nose of either
side to insure they were evenly spaced.
If doing a larger or smaller hat--you will want to change the row and eye
position to comply with your hat size.
Row 7 - 11:
Repeat row 2 (my hat now measures 5 ½ inches.)
At end of row 11- slip stitch to the last Double Crochet
of row 10, chain 2 and place your stitch marker on the
Front Post Double Crochet in first Double Crochet.
Back Post Double Crochet in next Double Crochet.
Continue this pattern (alternating the Front Post
Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet) work to
the end of the row. Slip stitch to spot with stitch maker
-chain 2 and move your stitch marker to Chain 2.
Row 13: Front Post Double Crochet in Front Post Double
Crochet. Back Post Double Crochet in Back Post Double
Crochet to end of row.
Slip Stitch and tie off/end. My hat measures 6 inches from
top to bottom and 6 ½ inches from side to side.
(when crocheting a adult hat--use your ruler--top to bottom of
8 inches will be a good size so that when you pull in on the
corners give the illusion of ears.)
© Sandyfroglegs Designs