Saturday, March 30, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: Face Scrubby

These crochet face scrubbies are great. They can be washed and re-used.... Help save the planet and go green!

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crochet facial scrubby


The scrubby can be made with a course yarn for exfoliating. Or, make them with a soft yarn for facial cleansing. They are really quick and easy to make.

These scrubbies make great gifts! Put together a "pamper" basket for your mother, friend or a new mom. There are so many ways to share and give.

Pattern:
G Hook

R1 - CH 2 and then SC eight times in the second chain from the hook. SS to join.

R2 - CH 2 and then two HDC in each stitch around. (Increasing) SS to join.

R3 - CH 2 and HDC in the next two stitches then 2 HDC in the next stitch. Continue to *HDC, HDC, 2 HDC* until you reach the end of the round. SS to join.

R4 - CH 2 and HDC in the next stitch. 2 HDC in the next stitch. Continue to *HDC, 2 HDC* until you reach the end of the round. SS to join.

R5 - (Form the little ruffle around the edge.) CH 3, skip a stitch and SS in the next stitch. Continue to *CH 3, skip a stitch and SS in the next stitch* until you reach the end of the round. SS to join and tie off. Weave in the loose end.

That's it! So easy............

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Crochet Ladybug Receiving Blanket Pattern

A new pattern available for sale. - This ladybug receiving blanket is really cute. I really like this particular one in pretty Spring colors. The finished blanket measures 31 x 34 and is perfect for baby girls.



The pattern is really easy to follow. It is written in the same tutorial style as all of my patterns. There are also pictures which help demonstrate tricky steps.

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Have a great Easter weekend!


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Crochet Owl Receiving Blanket

Hey everyone.....

I finally finished this custom order for a baby owl blanket! It took longer than I expected because my entire household came down with the stomach flu!!! Not fun..............

I love the way it turned out. The colors are perfect.
Crochet Baby Blanket
Owl Blanket


If you are interested in a custom blanket, just send me an email at mypoochiebaby@gmail.com. Orders usually take about a week to complete. Or, you can check to see if I have some available in the Etsy shop (I usually do!).

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tablet Case for iPad - Samsung: Free Crochet Instructions

Hey everyone,

Here is a new pattern for a tablet case. This pattern is intended for 9-10" tablets such as iPad, Samsung Note 10.1 and other tablets of the similar size. 

A note about the yarn used to make the case:
I made three different cases. Two were made with Red Heart Supersaver yarn. The other was made with I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. If you have experience with Red Heart Supersaver, you know that the thickness of the yarn is NOT consistent. Some colors tend to be thicker, especially the white and black. I will give you the instructions for each different yarn.

I used these particular yarns because they are very easy to find and purchase. Red Heart can be found at your local WalMart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Hancock Fabrics. "I Love This Yarn" is found at Hobby Lobby and can also be ordered online.

If you are using a different type of yarn, just measure as you go! 

Instructions:
F Hook

Red Heart Supersaver BLACK (thicker) - CH 74. SC in the second chain from the hook and then across the row. CH 1 and turn. SC across the next row. Continue to do this until you reach 28 rows. 

Fold the piece in half and then SC the sides together. Tie off and weave in the ends.
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Red Heart Supersaver BURNT ORANGE (thinner) - CH 80. SC in the second chain from the hook and then across the row. CH 1 and turn. SC across the next row. Continue to do this until you reach 32 rows. 

Fold the piece in half and then SC the sides together. Tie off and weave in the ends.
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I Love This Yarn (all colors) - CH 76.  SC in the second chain from the hook and then across the row. CH 1 and turn. SC across the next row. Continue to do this until you reach 30 rows. 

Fold the piece in half and then SC the sides together. Tie off and weave in the ends.

Here is a picture of the finished cases.


Now for the fun part. Add embellishments! There are so many things you can add to spruce up and individualize these cases. Here are a couple of patterns to get you started:

Owl Applique:


Body:

CH 2

R1 - SC six times in the second chain from hook. Join with a SS at the end (6 stitches)

R2 - CH 1 and 2 SC in each stitch around. Join with a SS at the end. (12 stitches)

R3 - CH 1 and 2 SC in each stitch around. Join with a SS at the end. (24 stitches)

R4 - CH 1 and SC in each stitch around. Join with a SS. (24 stitches)

R5 - CH 3 and TC in the same stitch. 2 TC in next stitch. SC in next 3 stitches. 2 TC in the next two stitches. SS in the next stitch. SC in the next three stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. SC in the next three stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. SC in the next three stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. SS in the next three stitches.

R6 - SS in the first two stitches. HDC in the next stitch. DC in the next stitch. HDC in the next stitch. SS in the next three stitches. HDC in the next stitch. DC in the next stitch. HDC in the next stitch. SS in the next two stitches. Tie off.


Eyes:

Make Two

Using white yarn, CH 2 and 6 HDC in second chain from hook. Join with a SS at the end. Tie off. *Use a black sharpie for the pupils!


Left Wing:

Using the Same or Different Color, CH 7 and DC in third chain from hook. DC in the next stitch. HDC in the next two stitches. SS in the last stitch. Tie off.


Right Wing:

Using the Same or Different Color, CH 6 and SS in the second chain from hook. HDC in the next two stitches. DC in the next two stitches. SS in the same stitch as the last DC. Tie off.


Feet:

Working in back loops.

Using yellow yarn, attach yarn in the ninth chain (count down from the owl's left ear). CH 3 and SS in the same stitch. Tie off. Skip one stitch and repeat the same steps.


Beak:

Using yellow yarn and a tapestry needle, sew on the owl beak. Or, you can use a small piece of yellow felt.


Finishing:


Sew on the eyes and wings using a needle and thread. Secure all of your loose ends to the back of the owl and sew the entire piece onto the case. 

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Flower:

CH 2 and SC six times in the first chain. Join with a SS.
(CH 3, skip a stitch and SS in the next stitch) four times. This will give you four CH 3 spaces around the ring.
Working in the CH 3 spaces, SC, DC five times, SC in each CH 3 space. At the end, join with a SS.
Tie off and secure your yarn on the back of the flower. Add a button if you wish. Sew the flower onto the case with a needle and thread.


I hope you enjoy making a new case for your tablet. These are also great for gift giving!!

Happy Hooking.

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