Created just for fun as a dc2tog mini mystery CAL, this little crochet frog is fun and easy to make.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download
UK and US versions of the pattern are included
UK version is on pages 1-4 and US version is on pages 5-8.
It can be made into a stuffed toy, paper-weight or doorstop, depending on your choice of stuffing.
Both US and UK versions of the pattern are available for download.
You will need oddments of yarn in the same weight (DK, 8-ply, worsted weight or Aran recommended), 2m of yellow yarn (lace-weight, 4ply or DK recommended), hooks appropriate for chosen yarns, two black buttons (optional), a small amount of toy stuffing, weighted filling (optional), a needle for neatening ends.
Quantities stated are for basic chicken as referenced in the pattern. Bigger chicken, more yarn ;)
This is a very basic pattern that was put together quickly for a game. If you have any queries, or I’ve missed something out, you can follow the thread or ask me questions here
You don’t have to stick to chicken, I think it would make a great seal balancing a ball on its nose, a fish or a monster.
You can go as large as you like with the shape itself – think adult beanbag, if you have the patience. Trims will need to be adjusted accordingly.
I hope you enjoy.
Note If you differ greatly from the given sizes, remember to leave extra yarn for stitching!
Something a bit different for the January CAL (as we’ve been a tad busy over Christmas)
The free pattern this month is for a tiny little crochet heart just begging to be made into something wonderful. What that something wonderful is, is totally up to you!
Ideas for uses (from simple to adventurous) might include a necklace, a headband, a potholder, a cushion or a blanket.
Come and share your ideas and join the fun at dc2tog
Crochet Rosebud. Free pattern available here :) Perfect for trimming your crochet.
This crochet pumpkin pattern is for a novelty wall hanging. It’s basically ‘a little something’ to use up the leftovers and amuse the children – a little cotton pumpkin hanger with googly eyes.
It is written in UK terms with a table of US equivalents provided.
You will need any yarn, with an appropriate sized hook, a needle for neatening ends and two googly eyes (optional)…..chance to use up those scraps :)
Why not make loads and string them up as bunting for Halloween!
…and a New Baby
A modern twist on a classic crochet Christmas Stocking design and just perfect to hang from the fireplace.
The hexagon and diamond motif have a snowflake centre with raised picot edges giving a slightly 3D appearance.
You will need up to 200m each of main colour (MC) and contrasting colour (CC), an appropriately sized crochet hook and a needle for neatening ends.
MC and CC are used throughout to indicate how the example was worked. You may, however, substitute different colours, as desired, to produce a variety of different effects.
The example was worked in Patons Smoothie DK in White (MC), Patons Smoothie DK in grey (CC).
Each hexagon measures approximately 4” (10cm) across the widest part and the final stocking measures approximately 16” (41cm) vertical drop length.
So, what about the new baby? It’s probably a good job my hubby doesn’t RSS feed this blog or he’d be having a heart attack round about now ;)
The baby is in fact a new Rav group Bowtykes and I have put together – dc2tog. If you have any questions about either of our patterns, or just want to pop in and find out something, we hope that this group will make it easier for you to do it :) As well as offering pattern support, we hope to run some fun crochet alongs, give away some free stuff and have our latest patterns tested. Please pop in and say hi :)
Turn your baby into a gorgeous little flower for a photo shoot. This oh-so-sweet flower hat is generously sized to fit a whole range of babies from 0-3 months.
Materials: Approximately 75g of double knit (8 ply) main colour and 25g of double knit (8ply) contrast colour.
Tools: 3.50mm (E) hook and a wool needle for finishing.
Gauge: 4 stitches and 3 rows = 2.5cm/1” (trebles).
Pattern written in UK terms with US equivalents provided where applicable.
In these days of environmental consciousness, we’re all striving to use less plastic bags and more re-usable bags. This crochet bag is shown here in its small size but, size is fully customisable. Why not make it out of strong cotton and make it your go-to handy shopper.
This pattern will enable you to produce a crochet bag to suit any purpose. Size (height and width) are fully customisable from handbag to Christmas Gift Sack. Use a sparkly silk yarn to make an evening bag in a handbag size or, maybe, a cotton linen mix yarn to make a handy bag for shopping.
Materials: Any type of yarn with appropriate sized hook. For reference, a handbag uses around 75g (225m) of DK (8-ply).
Optional: Button sized to fit through fastener (size varies with yarn).
Gauge: Dependent on yarn.
Perfect for when you need a crochet hat in a hurry as a baby shower gift, last minute matching accessory or to take to the hospital as a quick present.
Simple newborn crochet hat which can be worked very quickly. Clever shaping covers little ears without the need for separate earflaps. Shaping is disguised by the subtle use of stitches worked in spaces instead of into the top of the stitch as you normally would.
Suitable for beginners -diagrams included to clarify stitches/methods.
Uses approx 50g/110 yards of yarn (double knit/8ply) and a 3.50mm hook.
Would work for a baby boy or girl. Could easily be jazzed up with flowers, embellishments, ribbons, buttons or bows. Shown here with optional girly picot edging.
Written with UK abbreviations (chart for UK to US conversion included)