Monday, January 15, 2018

Mr Meeseeks keychain *** free crochet pattern

This design was a request by my son. He likes Rick & Morty and said he "needed" a Mr Meeseeks keychain.

This is a quick and easy pattern that even a beginner could make :-)




Look at me!




Materials

Ww yarn in Orange and blue  (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin & Aruba Sea)

Small amt of  black embroidery floss for features

6mm safety eyes

Fiberfill

Keyring or lanyard hook/zipper pull

F hook

Scissors

Needle (to weave in ends and create features


Abbreviations

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together; decrease

Flo: front loop only

Blo: back loop only

F.o. : finish off


Notes

All terms American.   If pattern reads "sc, sc2tog, 2sc" it would be read as, " single crochet, single crochet 2 stitches together, 2 single crochet in the next stitch", directions are to be repeated to end of row/round unless otherwise noted.  As with any pattern, be sure to read through once before beginning, and don't forget to mark your rounds! (I use a bit of contrasting yarn) This is an original design by me, Anna Wilson 2018.



You may do whatever you like with your completed Mr Meeseeks keyring, you can attach to a zipper, yell "Look at me!",  or even give them as a gift!  I only ask that you please not claim this pattern as your own, I worked hard to design my Mr Meeseeks  Keychain :)


Directions with orange

1: Ch9, slide keyring or lanyard hook up to closest chain on hook, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (over the ring, locks it in) sl st in next 6 ch, in last chain: sc6. (6)

2: continue on 6 sc just created keeping key ring on right side of work in flo: *sc, ch3- in 2nd ch sl st, sc in next* x5, sc, change to blue in last sc

 3: in blo 2sc (12)

4: sc, 2sc (18)

5: sc2, 2sc (24)

6: sc3, 2sc (30)

7-11: sc (30)

12: sc3, sc2tog (24)

13: sc2, sc2tog (18)

14: sc, sc2tog (12) if using safety eyes place them now between rnds 8/9 2sts apart, stuff your head!

15: sc2tog (6) f.o. close hole with tail of yarn and weave in ends



FINISHING

 Use black to create eyebrows and mouth. Be sure to weave in your ends!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Gnome for the Holidays *** free crochet pattern

My daughter was making ornaments for some of her coworkers and the paint didn't dry in time! No fear, mom is here!

We looked at all different types of ornaments to make and so many are so gorgeous but that equated to more time than I had. Many were related to religious beliefs and work doesn't mix with religion or politics.... the answer? Gnomes.


Materials

F hook

Yarn in desired colors - I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red (hat), Mushroom (body), and white for beard. I used Caron Simply Soft in lt country peach for the nose

Fiberfill

Needle for attaching parts and weaving in ends


Abbreviations

Ch - chain

Mr- magic ring

Sl st - slip stitch

Sc - single crochet

Sc2tog - single crochet 2 together; decrease

F.o. - finish off


Notes


All terms American.   If pattern reads "sc, sc2tog, 2sc" it would be read as, " single crochet, single crochet 2 stitches together, 2 single crochet in the next stitch", directions are to be repeated to end of row/round unless otherwise noted.  As with any pattern, be sure to read through once before beginning, and don't forget to mark your rounds! (I use a bit of contrasting yarn) This is an original design by me, Anna Wilson 2017.





You may do whatever you like with your completed Gnome, you can decorate with them, donate them, sell them, fundraise with them or even give them as a gift!  I only ask that you please not claim this pattern as your own, I worked hard to design my Gnome for the Holidays :)


Hat with cherry red



1- ch 20, work 6sc into the first ch  (6) be sure to keep ch loop on right side of work!

2- begin in 1st sc made sc6 (6)

3-5 - sc (6)

6- sc2, 2sc (8)

7- sc (8)

8- sc3, 2sc (10)

9- sc (8)

10- sc4, 2sc (12)

11- sc (12)

12- sc3, 2sc (15)

13- sc (15)

14 - sc4, 2sc (18)

15- sc (18)

16- sc5, 2sc (21)

17-18 - sc (21) f.o. leave a long end for attaching to body



Nose with lt country peach

1 - Mr sc6 (6) join f.o. leave a long end for attaching to body



Body with mushroom

1- Mr sc6 (6)

2- 2sc (12)

3- sc, 2sc (18)

4- sc5, 2sc (21)

5-12 - sc (21)

13- sc5, sc2tog (18)

14- sc (18)

15- sc, sc2tog (12) stuff body lightly

16- sc2tog (6) f.o. close opening and weave in end


Finishing

Cut 10 8" pieces of white, join to body with latch hook knot in rnd 14 or 15 of body. Split the yarn ply with a needle.  Fit hat over head, I try to tilt it back just a bit, it should cover latch hook knots. Secure hat to head being sure to keep beard hair spread. 

Attach nose close to the hat, I try to keep the beard spread here as well.

Weave in ends, trim beard to your liking and enjoy! 


See, piece of cake 😉




Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy Holidays! ** Free paid pattern!



Happy Holidays! I would love to give you each a gift from me to you ♡

Visit my Etsy Shop, choose your favorite pattern and send me a message with the name of your favorite pattern. 

I would prefer to receive messages via my Facebook page or Email

I hope you all take time to enjoy a little crochet as you hurry through this hectic season ♡ 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Moose on the Loose *** free crochet pattern

A friend wanted something different than an Elf on the Shelf for her little ones and requested a Moose on the Loose instead.
This is a quick pattern for an adorable little moose, intermediate or advanced/determined beginner level pattern.





Materials

Ww yarn in color choices- I used Red Heart Super Saver in black, Buff, and Café Latte

6mm safety eyes, or you can embroider

Fiberfill

F hook

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and attaching head & antlers


Abbreviations

Mr - magic ring

Ch - chain

Sk st- skip stitch

Blo- back loop only

Flo - front loop only

Sc - single crochet

Sc2tog - sc 2 sts together, decrease

3dcbobble- *yo hook, insert hook into st pull up a loop, pull loop through two loops on hook *repeat 2x, yo draw through all loops on hook

Mirror - mirror crochet tutorial by Sad Days Crochet here



Notes


All terms American.   If pattern reads "sc, sc2tog, 2sc" it would be read as, " single crochet, single crochet 2 stitches together, 2 single crochet in the next stitch", directions are to be repeated to end of row/round unless otherwise noted.  As with any pattern, be sure to read through once before beginning, and don't forget to mark your rounds! (I use a bit of contrasting yarn) This is an original design by me, Anna Wilson 2017.





You may do whatever you like with your completed Moose on the Loose, you can play with them, donate them, sell them, fundraise with them or even give them as a gift!  I only ask that you please not claim this pattern as your own, I worked hard to design my Moose on the Loose :)



Toes x8 with black

1 - Mr sc4 (4)

2 - sc, 2sc (6) ch1, f.o.
  

Some pictures showing how to attach toes can be found in my Van the Cat pattern


Legs x4 with body color (Café Latte)


Attach yarn in Flo of last st of any toe

1- flo sc6 around 1 toe, continue with 2nd toe, sc6, pick up a loop from room of 1st toe worked (a sc is there already) (12) 

2- beginning with 2 loops on hook- sc 12 (12) the 1st st will be worked as a sc with extra loop.

3-4 - sc (12)

5- sc4, sc2tog (10)

6-10 - sc (10)

11- sc3, sc2tog (8)

12-14 - sc (8) stuff foot and leg lightly

15- sc to side before marker (7sc), hold leg with opening flattened, sc through both halves as one-  sc3 (3) ch1 f.o.



Body with body color (Café Latte)

Ch7

1- begin in nd ch from hook- sc5, 3sc, turn to work along opposite side of ch- sc4, 2sc (14) join, ch1 turn

2- mirror - 2sc x2, sc4, 2sc x3, sc4, 2sc (20) join, ch1 turn

3- sc, 2sc, sc4, *sc, 2sc* x3, sc4, *sc, 2sc* x2 (26) join, ch1 DO NOT TURN

4-6 - sc (26) join ch 1 each rnd end, DO NOT TURN

7- sc3, sc3 through leg and body x2, sc3, 3dcbobble, sc3, sc3 through leg and body x2, sc4 (26) join, ch1 3dcbobble is tail

8- sc11, sc2tog (24) DO NOT JOIN begin continuous rnds 

9- sc2tog (2)

10- sc2tog (6) f.o. close opening, weave in end


Head with body color (CafĂ© Latte) 

1 - mr sc6 (6)

2 - sc, 2sc (9)

3 - *sc, 2sc* sc in last st (13)

4 - *sc2, 2sc * sc in last st (17)

5 - sc (17)

6- *sc, sc2tog* sc in last 2 sts (12)

7 - sc (12)

8 - sc, 2sc (18)

9 - sc5, 2sc (21)

10-12 - sc (21)

13 - sc6, flo- sc, ch6-begin in 2nd ch from hook- sl st, sc, hdc2, sc, sl st in Flo of same st as sc, both loops- sc6, flo- sc, ch6-begin in 2nd ch from hook- sl st, sc, hdc2, sc, sl st in Flo of same st as sc, both loops- sc7 (21)

14 - sc6, sc in unworked blo of previous rnd, sc6, sc in unworked blo, sc7 (21)

15 - sc, sc2tog (14) place eyes between rnds 9/10 4sts apart

16- sc2tog (7) f.o. close opening, leave long enough tail for attaching to body


Antlers with buff

Ch5 join to form a ring

1 - sc5 over ch (5)

2-3 - sc (5)

4 - 2sc (10)

5- sc, 2sc (15)

6- sc (15)

7- sk 4 sts,  sc11 (11)



8 - flatten work an work through 2 sts as one like with legs-
     *sc, ch1 turn, sc, ch1 turn, sc, ch1 f.o. 

Attach yarn in next 2 sts
     *sc2, ch1 turn, sc2, ch1 turn, sk 1st st, sc in 2nd st, ch1 turn, sc ch1 f.o.

Attach yarn in next 2 sts
     *sc2, ch1 turn, sc2, ch1 turn, sc2, ch1 turn, sc2, ch1 turn, sk 1st st, sc in 2nd, ch1 f.o.

Attach yarn in 1st set of sts skipped in rnd 7
     *sc2, ch1 turn, sc2, ch1 turn, sk 1st st, sc in 2nd, ch1 turn, sc, ch1 f.o.



Scarf with color choice


Ch41

1 - begin in 2nd ch from hook, sc (40) ch1 turn

2- sc (40) f.o. add fringe if desired



Finishing

Attach antlers to head and head to body. Add a couple sts to create nostrils.  

I hope you had fun creating your Moose on the Loose!














Thursday, October 26, 2017

18" Doll Dresses ** free crochet pattern

My granddaughter (I call her Noo Noo) loves her dolls. She is always very careful with her dolls and treats them like they are alive.
 I never think of doll clothes so as Hurricane Irma approached us in September I decided to whip up a few dresses for my Noo Noo so she could play and forget about the storm.

This dress is a very simple design, you could embellish however you like to make different dresses.


Materials

I hook

F hook

Ww yarn of your choice - I used Red Heart Super Saver in Fruity Stripe & Favorite Stripe

Button 1/2"



Guage 4sts per inch

Abbreviations


Ch- chain

Sk- skip

Sl st- slip stitch

Hdc- half double crochet

3dcbobble- *yo hook, insert hook into st pull up a loop, pull loop through two loops on hook *repeat 2x, yo draw through all loops on hook

Flo- front loop only

Blo- back loop only

Mirror- mirror crochet How to mirror crochet


Notes


All terms American.   If pattern reads "sc, sc2tog, 2sc" it would be read as, " single crochet, single crochet 2 stitches together, 2 single crochet in the next stitch", directions are to be repeated to end of row/round unless otherwise noted.  As with any pattern, be sure to read through once before beginning, and don't forget to mark your rounds! (I use a bit of contrasting yarn) This is an original design by me, Anna Wilson 2017.



You may do whatever you like with your completed 18" Doll dresses, you can play dress up with your dolls, donate them, sell them, fundraise with them or even give them as a gift!  I only ask that you please not claim this pattern as your own, I worked hard to design my 18" Doll dresses :)


Ch 41

1- beginning in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 40 (40) ch3 sl st to beg ch, turn to work along opposite side of foundation ch, ch1 this ch3 is your button "loop" for fastening dress

2- *hdc, 2hdc*  (60) ch1 turn

3- mirror:  hdc2, 2hdc (80) ch1 turn

4- hdc10, sk20 sts, hdc20, sk20 sts, hdc10 (40) do not ch1 or turn, sl st to 1st st of row 4, ch1. Begin rounds

5- hdc, 2hdc (60)

6-9 - hdc (60) join, ch1 if you don't want to add the pom pom edging you do not need to work in BLO.

10- blo: hdc5, 2hdc (70) join, ch1

11-12 - hdc (70) join, ch1

13- blo: hdc (70) join, ch1

14-15 - hdc (70) join, ch1

16- blo: hdc6, 2hdc (80) join, ch1

17-18 - hdc (80) join, ch1

19- blo: hdc7, 2hdc (90) join, ch1

20-21 - hdc (90) join, ch1 do not ch1 at end rnd 1, f.o. weave in ends


Pom Pom Edging with f hook

Join in unworked flo of rnd 10

1- *ch6, 3dcbobble in 3rd ch from hook, ch3 make 3dc bobble in 1st bobble st, join with a sl st  in same st 1st bobble worked in, ch3, sk 3 st, sl st in next* join to beginning  f.o. repeat in this manner for other rnds with unworked Flo. You may need to sk/reduce by an extra st or 2...I honestly forgot if I needed to


Finishing

Attach button to opposite side from button loop. Continue to embellish dress or leave as is.  Weave in ends.  And don't forget to have fun!







Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NICU Adorable Octopi **free crochet pattern

I was a nurse, until an injury and lupus took me out of the game, but my heart still yearns to care for and love strangers.

When I got the call that a friend of a friend had a baby born at 31wks gestation my heart was aching for the parents I've never met.  That same evening a Facebook message appears asking if I could make an octopus to keep this sweet little baby's hands from playing with wires..YES!!!! I can help with that!

These Adorable Octopi are what I created. I would love to see any you make! Add as a project on ravelry.com or post on Mommy Made Crochet on Facebook.



These faces are all felted

Blue Octopus with Sailor Hat has a few quick embroidery sets for face



Materials


Caron simply soft cobalt blue, white, strawberry or any color you like!

Optional- cotton ww yarn instead of soft acrylic yarn

F hook

Fiberfill

Tapestry needle

Embroidery floss, or scraps of yarn for face (you can also needle felt the face if you have the tools)

Safety eyes- I do NOT recommend if octopus is going to any small children



Abbreviations


Mr-magic ring

Ch- chain

Sl st- slip stitch

Sc- single crochet

Sc2tog- single crochet 2 stitches together; decrease

Hdc- half double crochet

Flo- front loop only

Blo- back loop only


Notes


All terms American.   If pattern reads "sc, sc2tog, 2sc" it would be read as, " single crochet, single crochet 2 stitches together, 2 single crochet in the next stitch", directions are to be repeated to end of row/round unless otherwise noted.  As with any pattern, be sure to read through once before beginning, and don't forget to mark your rounds! (I use a bit of contrasting yarn) This is an original design by me, Anna Wilson 2017.



You may do whatever you like with your completed NICU Adorable Octopi, you can pretend you are undersea, donate them, sell them, fundraise with them or even give them as a gift!  I only ask that you please not claim this pattern as your own, I worked hard to design my NICU Adorable Octopi :)





Begin


1- mr6 (6)

2- 2sc (12)

3- sc, 2sc (18)

4- sc2, 2sc (24)

5- sc3, 2sc (30)

6-12 -sc (30)

13- sc3, sc2tog (24)

14- sc (24)

15- sc2, sc2tog (18)

16- sc (18)

17- sc7, sc2tog (16) legs can be lengthened or shorted by adding or removing ch sts in next rnd

18-  flo- *sl st,  ch25, beginning in 2nd ch from hook 2hdc in each ch, sl st to next flo* create 8 legs. Stuff head lightly

19- working in unworked blo - sc2tog (8) f.o. use end to close opening



Sailor Hat


1- mr6 (6)

2- sc 2sc (9)

3-4-  sc (9)

5- Flo- sc, 2sc (12)

6- sc (12) f.o. you can use a sl st to end or invisible join. Leave a  length of yarn for attaching to head


Bow with white


1- ch3 4, starting in 2nd ch - hdc, sl st, hdc f.o. wrap center of for with yarn 2x, sew to head


Finishing

Embroidery or felt the face of your Adorable Octopi. Your imagination can lead you to create the face you want! If you can see it in your mind you can make it happen ;-)






Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jack Skellington Lovey **free crochet pattern

Such a cute little guy ♡

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Fall. So of course I had to do at least one thing from Tim Burton lol
This is my attempt to make a Jack's Skellington Lovey and I hope you all enjoy it!

Sorry pic is odd...hurricane Irma kinda tore apart my garden




Materials

F hook
J hook
Ww yarn - black & white
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Poly fill


Abbreviations

Mr- magic ring
Ch- ch
Sl st- slip stitch
Sc- single crochet
Sc2tog- single crochet 2 stitches together; decrease
Hdc- half double crochet
Dc- double crochet


F hook
Ww yarn - black & white
Sport wt  yarn in white or embroidery floss or split ply of ww white
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Poly fill





Notes

All terms American.   If pattern reads "sc, sc2tog, 2sc" it would be read as, " single crochet, single crochet 2 stitches together, 2 single crochet in the next stitch", directions are to be repeated to end of row/round unless otherwise noted.  As with any pattern, be sure to read through once before beginning, and don't forget to mark your rounds! (I use a bit of contrasting yarn) This is an original design by me, Anna Wilson 2017.




You may do whatever you like with your completed Jack Skellington Lovey, you can cuddle them, donate them, or even give them as a gift!  I only ask that you please not claim this pattern as your own, I worked hard to design my Jack Skellington Lovey :)






Head

1- mr6 (6)

2 - 2sc (12)

3- sc, 2sc (18)

4- sc2, 2sc (24)

5- sc3, 2sc (30)

6- sc4, 2sc (36)

7- sc5, 2sc (42)

8-16 - sc (42)

17- sc5, sc2tog (36)

18- sc4, sc2tog (30)

19- sc3, sc2tog (24)

20- sc2tog (12)

21- sc2tog  (6)



Arms stuff to desired firmness

With white

1- mr6 (6)

2- 2sc (12)

3-6 -sc (12) change to black in last st, work 1rnd uncounted sl st

7-12 - sc  (12)

13- sc2tog, sc10 (11)

14- sc (11)

15- sc2tog, sc9 (10)

16- sc (10)

17- sc2tog, sc8 (9)

18-20 - sc (9) f.o.


Bat tie


Ch24

1- starting in 3rd ch from hook, dc4, hdc2, sc2, sl st 6, sc2, hdc2, dc4 ch2 turn

2- dc4, hdc2, sc2, sl st 6, sc2, hdc2, dc4 ch1 turn

3- sl st to end of row, turn to work along side, ch3 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sl st to base of dc, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sl st to top of Dc in 1st row, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next  sl st to base of foundation ch. Sl st across foundation ch to opposite end:  ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st to top of rnd 1 dc, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sl st to base of Dc from row2, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sl st to top of row 2 Dc join to beg F.o. weave in ends



Bat head

1- mr6 (6)

2- 2sc x2, sc/hdc dc ch2 dc, 2sc x2 (12)

3- ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st2, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st to head f.o. leave a tail to attach to bat tie wings.


Jack's Eyes with black x2

1- mr6 (6)

2- 2sc (12) join f.o. leave long end



Body j hook


1- Mr hdc10 (10) join ch1

2- 2hdc (20)

3- hdc3, hdc ch3 hdc in next st x5 (25)

4- hdc4, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc5, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

5- hdc6, hdc ch3, hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc7, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

6- hdc8, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc9, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

7- hdc10, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc11, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

8- hdc12, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc13, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

9- hdc 14, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, * hdc15, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

10- hdc16, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc17, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

11- hdc18, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, * hdc19, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

12- hdc20, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc21, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

13- hdc22, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc23, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

14- hdc24, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc25, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

15- hdc26, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc27, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4

16- hdc28, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp, *hdc29, hdc ch3 hdc in ch3 sp* x4 f.o. weave in ends



Finishing

Attach eyes to head and create facial features. Attach head to "body". Attach arms close to head...closer together than you may assume so don't finish off arms until you're sure you like their placement!

Bat tie- use the sport wt yarn to create bones in wings. I use a bit of ww for eyes on head. Attach head to wings and then to body under Jack's head.