Sunday, March 26, 2017

FREE PATTERN- Crochet baby doll carrier


*If you use this pattern, whether for personal use or to sell the product, I do please ask that you give credit where credit is due. I spend quite a bit of time coming up with my designs and patterns and would appreciate if you share the love and let them know about my business as well :) Happy crocheting!*

**If you would like to order a carrier, I accept custom orders :) Find me on Facebook as Corn on the Monkey and send me a message! You can also find me at my Etsy shop**


Materials needed.....
* H hook
* 1 skein I Love This Yarn (or any #4 medium weight)
* 1 skein contrast color yarn
* weaving needle
* button (about an inch is perfect)
Stitches used.....
*ch-chain
*sc-single crochet
*hdc-half double crochet
*sc2tog-single crochet 2 together
*sc3tog-single crochet 3 together

Waist Band
Ch 81.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch; turn. (80sc)
Row 2-3: ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: ch 1, sc in first 2sc, ch3, skip 3sc, sc in next 75sc; turn.




Row 5: ch1, sc in next 75sc, sc in next 3ch, sc in last 2sc; turn.


Row 6: ch1, sc in each sc across; turn. (80sc)
Row 7: ch1, sc in each sc across. Cut yarn leaving tail to weave.

Back Support
Count 25 stitches over on top of waist band. Attach yarn in 26th stitch.
Row 1: ch 1 in 26th stitch, sc in same stitch, sc in next 9sc, sc in next 10sc using back loop only, then sc in next 10sc using both loops; turn. (30sc) 
[[You will work the front support piece into the front loops skipped for the middle 10sc]]




Row 2-3: ch1, sc in both loops of next 30sc; turn.
Row 4: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc into next 2 stitches, sc in next 14sc; turn. (32sc)
Row 5: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 14sc; turn. (34sc)
Row 6: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 14sc; turn. (36sc)
Row 7: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 6sc, 2sc in next stitch, sc in next 14sc; turn. (38sc)
Row 8: ch1, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next st, sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next st, sc in next 14sc; turn. (40sc)




Row 9-22: ch1, sc in next 40sc; turn.
Row 23: ch1, (the first 4sts are worked in back loop only) sc2tog, sc in next 2sc, sc in both loops for next 32sc, sc in back loops for next 2sc, and sc2tog in back loops of last 2sts; turn. (38sc)
[you will use the front loops skipped on the first 4sts and last 4sts of row 23 to sew the shoulder straps in place]
Row 24: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 34sc, sc2tog; turn. (36sc)
Row 25: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 32sc, sc2tog; turn. (34sc)
Row 26: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 30sc, sc2tog; turn. (32sc)
Row 27: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 28sc, sc2tog; turn. (30sc)
Row 28: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 26sc, sc2tog; turn. (28sc)
Row 29: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 24sc, sc2tog; turn. (26sc)
Row 30: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 22sc, sc2tog; turn. (24sc)
Row 31: ch1, sc2tog, sc in next 20sc, sc2tog; turn. (22sc)
Row 32: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 16sc, sc3tog; turn. (18sc)
Row 33: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 12sc, sc3tog; turn. (14sc)
Row 34: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 8sc, sc3tog; turn. (10sc)
Row 35: ch1, sc3tog, sc in next 4sc sc3tog; turn. (6sc)
Row 36: ch1, *sc3tog* twice; cut tail and weave in ends.

Front Support
You will now go back to the front loops that you skipped while starting the back support.
Row 1: In first front loop on the right, attach yarn and ch1. Sc in each 10 front loops across; turn. (10sc)



Row 2: ch1, sc in next 10sc; turn.
Row 3: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (12sc)
Row 4: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 10sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (14sc)
Row 5: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 12sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (16sc)
Row 6: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 14sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (18sc)
Row 7: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 16sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (20sc)
Row 8: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 18sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (22sc)
Row 9: ch1, 2sc in next st ,sc in next 20sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (24sc)
Row 10: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 22sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (26sc)
Row 11: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 24sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (28sc)
Row 12: ch1, 2sc in next st, sc in next 26sc, 2sc in next st; turn. (30sc)
Row 13-19: ch1, sc in next 30sc; turn. (30sc)
Row 20: ch1, sc in next 30sc; cut tail and weave in ends.



Now you will sew the front support to the back. I sewed rows 13-20 of front to rows 9-16 of back.



Shoulder Straps (Make 2)
Ch 51.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each 49ch across; turn. (50sc)
Row 2-3: ch1, sc in next 50sc; turn.
Attach the contrasting color and use for rest of strap.
Row 4: ch1, sc in next 50sc.
Now you will connect the strap to one side of the back support where the 4 front loops were skipped.
I used single crochets to sew on, picking up 4 stitches on the end of the strap.



After sewing on the strap to back support, you will work 50sc on the starting chain side of the strap.
Now you will sew the 2nd of the strap to the waist band on the opposite side of the carrier to make the straps cross each other. I used single crochets here as well to sew to the band. You can place the strap about 2" from the end of the waist band, or count the stitches. I attatched them by counting over 10sts from the end of the waist band and single crocheting into the 11th-14th sc. To end the strap, slip stitch into the first sc of the contrast color. Cut tail and weave in ends.





Now that all the pieces are made, I decided to add a border with the contrasting color over the whole carrier. If you start off at the bottom of a leg hole on the front support, you can work the bottom border over the whole thing in one try. Work around the side of the front support, down the side of the back support, all around the waist band (over the straps as well) and then back up the back support and down the last side of the front support.


To border the top of the carrier, I picked up a single crochet in the corner where the front and back support meet. I started across the top of the front support and then went around the top of the back support. To add a little extra detail, I crocheted shells across the top. Or you could just stick with sc around. To make the shell, I just skipped a little space (about the height of a double crochet) and put 5dc into the picked up stitch. Skip the same amount of space and slip stitch into the edge. Repeat around.



I wanted to add a little more to this carrier, so I made a simple bow for decoration.
Bow
Ch32. Form a ring by making a slip stitch in the first ch.
Row 1: ch1, 32 hdc into each ch; join with slip stitch into first hdc.
Row 2-6: ch1, 32hdc around; join with slip stitch into first hdc.
Leave a really long tail to wrap around the bow. I took the original tail at the chain to scrunch the tube together for the bow effect. Weave in that end. Then with the long tail, wrap around the middle until you feel like it looks complete :) Tie a knot at the back so it doesn't unravel, then sew the bow onto the carrier.




And there you have it! A crochet baby doll carrier :)


Sunday, January 15, 2017

FREE PATTERN Gummy Worms the crochet sleeping fox


*If you use this pattern, whether for personal use or to sell the product, I do please ask that you give credit where credit is due. I spend quite a bit of time coming up with my designs and patterns and would appreciate if you share the love and let them know about my business as well :) Happy crocheting! You can follow/contact me on my Facebook page and at my Etsy shop*



Gummy Worms
the crochet sleeping fox


I wanted to share a free pattern with everyone that I came up with today! Gummy Worms is a crochet sleeping fox that my daughter has been asking me to make for quite some time now. Today I hooked it up for her within just a few hours and made sure to write down the pattern as I went. I hope you enjoy!

Materials needed: 
*H hook
* weaving needle
*orange yarn (took me maybe 1/4 skein of hobby lobby's i love this yarn)
*white yarn
*black yarn
* polyfil stuffing

Terms used:
*sl st - slip stitch
*sc - single crochet
*ch - chain
*sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together
*sts - stitches

I started by making the head of the fox first. The pattern was as follows...
Using the white yarn, make a magic loop,
Rnd 1: 4sc into magic loop; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2sc into each st; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 4 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnd 4: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, 2sc in each st; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 6: ch 1, 24sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 7: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc into next 3sts; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnd 8-14: 30sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)

At this point I weaved in the ends and  sewed on the nose and eyes with a little black yarn. To see my placement you can look at this picture....



Rnd 15: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 3sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 16: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 17: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)

Stuff head with polyfil.

Rnd 18: ch 1, *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Tie off. Weave yarn around each sc and pull together to close opening. Weave in tail.

Next I made the ears. You can use the same picture above as reference for placement.

Make two pieces.

Start ear using black yarn to make a magic loop.
Rnd 1: 4sc in magic loop; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 4sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (4sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2sc in each st; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnd 4: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2sc into st, sc in next st* 4 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnds 6-9: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Tie off leaving a long tail to sew onto head. Sew ears onto head by flattening out the piece, do not stuff ear.



You will make the body next. This piece starts at the tip of the tail and works into the body so it is all connected.

Using white yarn, make a magic circle
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic circle; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 6sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2sc in each* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnds 6-10: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnds 11-15: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 16: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnds 17-26: ch 1, 12sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 27: *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnds 28-30: ch 1, 6sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Rnd 31: ch 1, *2sc in each* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 32: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 33: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next 2 sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 34: ch 1, *2sc in st, sc in next 3 sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnds 35-42: ch 1, 30sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (30sts)
Rnd 43: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 3sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnds 44-47: ch 1, 24sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (24sts)
Rnd 48: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2sts* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnds 49-52: ch 1, 18sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (18sts)
Rnd 53: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (12sts)
Rnd 54: ch 1, *sc2tog* 6 times total; join with sl st into first sc. (6sts)
Tie off leaving a long tail to sew the head to the body. Weave yarn around each sc and pull together to close opening. Sew the head to the body.


Now you will need to make the legs. To do so, you will start by making a magic loop with black yarn.
Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring; join with sl st into front loop only of first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 8sc in front loop only; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)

Switch to orange yarn

Rnds 4-11: ch 1, 8sc around; join with sl st into first sc. (8sts)
Tie off, leaving long tail to sew leg onto body. You can sew them on however you like, but I chose to flatten the ends. I stuffed the legs, leaving the top opening free of stuffing so I could flatten them and sew on that way. The picture below shows where I placed the legs on the stuffy.


 And now you have your cuddly sleeping fox!
I don't mind if you sell items you make from this pattern (a little credit given would be nice ;) ), but please do not copy this pattern and sell it as your own. I hope you enjoy crocheting this cute little guy like I did!


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Children's art brought to life with crochet!

I found this idea on Pinterest a while back and knew I had to do it! I would look through my son's artwork that he brought home from school and one day I can across this one.... And it was perfect!

This past Sunday we spent a lazy day at home and I put my hook to work. I have a crazy yarn stash and had all the right colors I needed to complete it. In a matter of a half a day, he was complete!


My son was so pleased with the outcome, and is still trying to think of a name for him! I hope to one day have a whole collection of crocheted art inspired by my kid's drawings! 




Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tom and Jerry crochet hats pattern

After years of intending to write out my pattern, I have finally done it! I created these hats back in 2012 when I decided to crochet my kids a couple of Tom and Jerry costumes for Halloween. After being asked multiple times for the pattern, it is now complete and I'm excited! You can find the pattern for sale in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/262024062/pattern-tom-and-jerry-crochet-hats 
If you come across any errors or confusion, please let me know and I will help you out!









                                 






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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Little Mermaid birthday party










Going away cake

A few weeks ago we had a nice little potluck at work for a friend that was leaving. I decided to make a little going away cake to bring. I just used the rose technique to frost the cake and tossed pearl sprinkles all over it. To add a nice look to the color I made it ombre! To make the banner I used kabob sticks and burlap with letter stickers. Hot glue was my best friend to make the banner!