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Crochet Mermaid Doll or Nightie Case

This cute little mermaid would make a fabulous addition to any little girl’s bedroom as a nightie/pyjama case. No nightie? No problem! Simply stuff the body and stitch closed for a super mermaid toy.

The scales are worked using the very popular ‘crocodile’ stitch (instructions included) with aspects of amigurumi for the arms, body and head. Finished size when worked in double knitting yarn is 66 cm (26”).

YOU WILL NEED 300 m fin coloured yarn, 250 m flesh coloured yarn, 120 m hair coloured yarn and some oddments of yarn for adding accessories and face detail, an appropriate sized hook for nice tight stitches, 3 stitch markers, stuffing, ribbon (optional for ties on back opening), Velcro (optional for hands) and a wool needle for finishing.

If working as a nightie/pyjama case, the recommended weight of yarn is double knit, Aran or Worsted Weight to achieve a big enough sized opening.

GAUGE Since you may use a variety of different yarns, gauge will vary. You should aim for tight, neat stitches. You will probably find you will achieve best results if you drop a hook size, rather than using the recommended size on the yarn.

This pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents as applicable.

Pattern is fully tested.

Guitar Afghan Crochet Blanket

Snuggle up under a musical delight.

Illusion Crochet Guitar Afghan

This thick, warm blanket makes use of a modified one colour version of a technique known as illusion, or shadow, crochet.

To achieve the illusion of an image, stitches are worked in a combination of back loops, free loops and both loops normally.

The pattern contains full instructions for working the blanket along with explanations and an illustration of how to work the stitch.

There is a chart available, although the size of the graph is, in general, impractical to work from. That said, it is available for those that have the ability to view/print it or just want it for cross referencing. Drop me a line (with your order details) and I’ll email it out to you as I cannot upload the file type to Ravelry.

To view the chart, you will need Microsoft Excel (or the free excel Viewer which can be downloaded from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10).

GAUGE You may work with any yarn, using an appropriate hook – of course, size of the blanket will vary.

Using Aran yarn with a gauge of 3sts and 3 rows to 1” (as written), the finished size will be 58½ x 105½”

Using double knit yarn with a gauge of 4sts and 4 rows to 1” (as written), the finished size will be 44 x 78½”.

You will need 4265 – 4374 yards (3900 – 4000 m) of yarn.

The pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided as applicable.

Pattern is fully tested.

Crochet Cowl

This quick and easy crochet cowl, worked in one piece from the top down. Ideal for plain or self -striping yarns!

Corkscrew Cowl

Pattern will be offered as dc2tog’s January CAL for those that want it….come along and get the code for a free download!

You will need less than 250 m (270 yds) of chosen yarn, an appropriate sized hook and a needle for neatening ends.

The sample was worked in Patons Colour Works Aran with a 4.50 mm hook.

GAUGE: Varies with yarn chosen.

Pattern can be downloaded in US or UK Terms.

Crochet Apple Cozy (Cosy)

This apple cozy (or cosy if you prefer to spell it that way) makes a perfect stocking filler, back to school gift, PTA fundraiser or just something to brighten up your fruit bowl. Quick and easy to make and lots of fun!

Apple Cozy

YOU WILL NEED 32.5 m of double knitting yarn (100% cotton works best for durability), a 3.50 mm hook, two googly eyes, and a needle for neatening ends and stitching.

1 ball of RICO DESIGN essentials cotton dk (50g 130 m) makes 4 cosies and 4 hats/bows.

YOU MAY ALSO NEED a stitch marker (for tracking rounds), a small amount of stuffing for hat and a small amount of lace (optional for ‘girly’ finish).

GAUGE: 6.5 cm (2½”) diameter after Rnd 6

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD

Pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided as applicable.

Pattern is fully tested.

Tutu Dress

This tutu dress with its fabulous, highly textured tube bodice and matching headband is the perfect photo prop for your newborn princess or for fancy dress/party wear as your little princess grows up.

Tutu Tube Dress

Instructions for how to work to custom sizes (and adjust for different yarn types) between ages newborn – 12 years are included.

YOU WILL NEED 200 – 500 m double knit or Aran yarn, an appropriate sized hook, lengths of matching ribbon tulle (15 cm/6” width), ribbon (optional for straps) and a needle for neatening ends.

GAUGE varies with yarn and size made.

Both length and width are adjustable using the custom sizing/yarn instructions.

Size Chart with suggested measurements is included.

Pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided as applicable.

Pattern is fully tested.

Crochet Crown and Headwear Accessory eBook

The Headwear Accessory Pack contains three crochet patterns.

Crown 1 is suitable for baby photographs (prince or princess), dressing up, occasional wear or ‘hen’ parties.

Crown

It can be worked in sizes 20-55 cm (8-22”)

You will need: up to 100 m double knitting yarn, a 3.50 mm hook and a needle for neatening ends.

A flower embellishment is included, although you may also like to use beads and/or ribbon to decorate your crown.

Gauge: 8sts to 5 cm (10”) in UK double crochet. Depth of crown at maximum is 7 cm (2½”).


The headband/ear warmer has instructions for 35 (40, 45, 50, 55) cm or 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) inches. Custom sizes are possible and this is explained at the appropriate section of the pattern.

Crochet Headband

You will need: up to 100 m of yarn, an appropriate sized hook, a needle for neatening ends and a stitch marker – the band can be made using oddments in any thickness with successful results


Crown 2 is the perfect prop for your little prince.

Crown Prince Crochet

Can be worked in sizes 30-50 cm (12-20”).

You will need: up to 100 m double knitting yarn in MC and CC, a 3.50 mm hook and a needle for neatening ends. Beads and trims and a small amount of stuffing are optional.

Gauge: 8sts and 4 rows to 5 cm (2”) in UK double crochet.

 

Crochet Perfectly Pixie Hat

Perfectly Pixie and ever so sweet!

This crochet pixie hat pattern includes instructions to make a range of sizes for the daintiest newborn photo prop through to a full-of-fun adult size.

Beautiful pictures below provided courtesy of Amanda Ochocki (chalklegs).  Thank you so much ♥

The pattern uses the back loops for amazing shaping and texture, is worked seamlessly from side to side and can be made with, or without the ties.

You will need up to 200 m Aran/WW yarn, a 5.00 mm H hook, a 4.00 mm G hook, a needle for neatening ends and a stitch marker (optional).

Gauge: 8sts and 10 rows to 2” in back loop sc. Hook and yarn may be adjusted to achieve
gauge.

Two files are uploaded – US and UK versions of the pattern.

Long Tailed Hat

This simple-to-work long tailed hat can be made in any size, from newborn to adult, and in so many different ways.

Add a fluffy trim and a pom-pom for a cute, newborn photo prop.  Work it in stripes for Santa’s elves or maybe use your favourite team colours – the tail makes a great scarf to keep you warm on cold match days!

Note:  Baby sizes are provided with photo prop use in mind.  This hat is not suitable for everyday wear in young babies.

Long Tailed Hat

Materials:  Any yarn can be used but DK, 8-ply, worsted weight, Aran or light chunky will give the best results.  Use with an appropriate sized hook.  Maximum expected amounts 600m for adult male.

Gauge – gauge is not important as long as you work to sizes indicated in the size chart.

This pattern is written in UK terms with US equivalents provided as applicable.

Crochet Dungarees

This pattern contains instructions to make these soft, squishy, knit-look crochet dungarees in a range of sizes from birth to 1 year old.

Crochet Ribbed Dungarees

You will need: up to 200 g (288m) Aran in main colour (MC), 100g (144m) Aran in contrasting colour (CC), a 4.50mm hook, 2 buttons (decorative only) and a needle for neatening ends.

In the example, the MC is cream and the CC is chocolate brown.

Gauge: 8sts and 8 rows to 5cm (2 in) in UK dc worked in back loop only.

The pattern is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided as applicable

Thomasina Cummings

Apr 11, 2013

Collection of items all with the same textured lacy and luxurious crochet pattern.

Crochet hat, cowl and fingerless gloves.

Textured Lacy Hat, Gloves and Cowl Set Crochet

Textured Lacy Hat, Gloves and Cowl Set Crochet

Patterns available for Hat, Fingerless Mitts, Cowl or the Set