Thread Bookmark, Ornament or Motif

PicMonkey Collage1fsdA cross, made of thread. Perfect for a bookmark, Christmas tree ornament or a motif for decorations such as table cloths.

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NB Baby Mittens

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Baby Mittens – NB Size

 

Materials:

F hook

Preferred Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Measuring tape (to check gauge)

 

Skill level: Beginner

Gauge:

With F hook:

2’’ x 2’’ square = 9 hdc x 7 rows

 

 

A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/

 

 

A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/

 

Abbreviations:

MC – Magic Circle                           For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:

http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/magic-circle-tutorial/

CH – Chain

ST; STS – Stitch or stitches

SC – Single Crochet

SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 together

HDC – Half Double Crochet

HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 together

DC – Double Crochet

DC2TOG- Double Crochet 2 together

TR – Treble Crochet

SLST – Slip Stitch

FO – Fasten Off

X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)

 

Tips: Ch 1, Ch 2, or Ch 3 turning chain at the beginning of the round does not count as first stitch. First stitch in the round will be in the same stitch as the turning chain.

 

This pattern also works well in blue, green, yellow, purple, etc.

 

With desired color:

 

Round 1:                8 hdc in mc, join to top of first st (8)

Round 2:                Ch1, 2hdc in each st around, join to top of first st (16)

Round 3:                Ch1, (2hdc, hdc), Repeat () around, join to top of first st (24)

Round 4:                Ch1, (2hdc, hdc2), Repeat () around, join to top of first st (32)

Round 5:                Ch 1, hdc around, join to top of first st (32)

Round 6:                Repeat Round 5

Round 7:                Repeat Round 5

Round 8:                Repeat Round 5

Round 9:                Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join to top of first st (16)

Round 10:             Ch 1, hdc around, join to top of first st (16)

 

OPTIONAL COLOR CHANGE FOR CONTRAST ONLY:

FO original color; Sl st in with contrast color

If you don’t desire a contrast color here, continue on with your original color.

 

Round 11:             Ch 1, sc around, join to top of first st (16)

Round 12:             Ch 1, (sc [sc, picot, sc] in next st), Repeat () around, join to top of first st (8 picots)

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FREE Shell Wine Caddy Pattern


 
Shell Wine Caddy
 
Materials:
H hook
Preferred Yarn: Red heart (any colorway)  
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Measuring tape (to check gauge)
Two beads for drawstring ends (optional)
 
 
Skill level: Beginner
 
Gauge:
With H hook:
2’’ x 2’’ square =  7 dc x 3 rows
 
 
A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can.  http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/
 
 
A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/
 
 
Abbreviations:
 
A Note about Stitches: When I first started, I had to look up stitches every time I started a new project. I have compiled some of the videos and articles I used to walk me through the basic stitches (and some others) in a blog on my website. They are the best I’ve found around the internet, all compiled in one spot for ease.
MC – Magic Circle                            For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:
                                                http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/03/magic-circle-tutorial/
CH – Chain
ST; STS – Stitch or stitches
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 together
HDC – Half Double Crochet 
HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 together
DC – Double Crochet
DC2TOG- Double Crochet 2 together
TR – Treble Crochet
TR2TOG – Treble Crochet 2 together
SLST – Slip Stitch
FO – Fasten Off
X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)
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Caddy:
Round 1:             6sc in mc, join to top of first sc (6)
Round 2:             (2sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (12)
Round 3:             (sc, 2sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (18)
Round 4:             (sc 2X, 2sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (24)
Round 5:             (sc 3X, 2sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (30)
Round 6:             (sc 4x, 2sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (36)
Round 7:             Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch1, 3 dc in same st,
  (sk 3 sts, 3dc in next st, ch 1, 3dc in same st),
  Repeat () around, join to top of ch 3 (9 shells) (27)
Round 8:            Sl st in next st, sl st into ch 1 sp,
                              Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 sp, ch1, 3 dc in same space,
  (sk 3 sts, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3dc in same space),
  Repeat () around, join to top of ch 3. (9 shells) (27)
Round 9-26:      Repeat Round 8 (9 shells) (27)
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Note: Stop at 13 rounds and this will fit a soda can and you can use the drawstring to keep it cool as you leave the house. I do it all the time!
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Drawstring:
Note: This drawstring is short and ties loosely without a bow. If you wish to tie drawstring with a bow, make drawstring longer. You may consider 50 or 75 chains to start with instead of 25.
With tapestry needle, thread yarn through the two beads you have selected to be at the ends of your drawstring.
Ch 25 and move one of the beads up so that it can be worked into your next st.
Crochet around it as if it is not there.
Turn and sc in each st back to the beginning,
Ch an additional 25, and move your second bead up so that it can be worked into your next st.
Crochet around it as if it is not there.
Turn and sc back to the beginning and sl st to join in the middle. FO (25)
Weave drawstring in and out between the shells. Pull tight and tie to secure.
For a smaller wine bottle, move drawstring to appropriate row of shells to secure properly.
This wine caddy should work for just about any size wine bottle, even the larger ones.
It looks just as nice on a smaller wine bottle. 🙂

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Free Adjustable Clown Nose Pattern

Adjustable Clown Nose
 
Materials:
F Hook
Preferred Yarn: Red Heart
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Measuring tape (to check gauge)
Round Elastic
 
Skill level: Beginner
 
Gauge:
Not Important
A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can.  http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/
 
 
A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/
 
 
Abbreviations:
 
A Note about Stitches: When I first started, I had to look up stitches every time I started a new project. I have compiled some of the videos and articles I used to walk me through the basic stitches (and some others) in a blog on my website. They are the best I’ve found around the internet, all compiled in one spot for ease.
MC – Magic Circle                            For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:
                                                http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/03/magic-circle-tutorial/
CH – Chain
ST; STS – Stitch or stitches
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 together
HDC – Half Double Crochet 
DC – Double Crochet
TR – Treble Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
FO – Fasten Off
X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)
 Worked in spiral, Do not join!
Nose:
Round 1 :               5 sc in mc (5)
Round 2:               (2sc), Repeat () around (10)
Round 3:               (2sc, sc), Repeat () around (15)
Round 4:               (2sc, sc2), Repeat () around (20)
Round 5:               (2sc, sc3), Repeat () around (25)
Round 6:               (2sc, sc4), Repeat () around (30)
Round 7-10:          Sc around (30)
Round 11:              (sc3, sc2tog), Repeat () around and sl st in last 5 sts
(this is the bottom nose opening) (25)
Round 12:              hdc2, dc2tog, hdc4, sl st in next 4 (this is the top nose opening)
                                 Hdc4, dc2tog, hdc 2 (18)
                                  Sl st in next, FO
Strap:
Cut length of round elastic 26 inches long.
Tie elastic on either side around the st just above the dc2tog on either side.
For children, tie in slip knot to desired tightness behind the head. 
© Donna Knox – Articles of a Domestic Goddess
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This pattern, once paid for, is completely and totally yours. Please do not share or redistribute my patterns and/or photographs in any way, shape or form. I humbly ask that you credit Articles of a Domestic Goddess if you feel so inclined. If you are pleased with this pattern, please head on over to the Articles of a Domestic Goddess Facebook, Ravelry or Etsy shop and review there. I LOVE seeing pictures of pieces created using my patterns if you want to share. Items made from this pattern may be sold. If you are displeased with the pattern in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I want you to be happy with any product with my name on it. I accept constructive criticism happily.
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Baby Doll Bottle Amigurumi Toy or Photo Prop

See bottom for PDF download links
 
Baby Doll Bottle Amigurumi
Materials:
E Hook
Preferred Yarn: Bernat Baby Weight in White, Purple and Lt Pink
Worsted and E, F or G hook will create larger bottles and can definitely be substituted.
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Measuring tape (to check gauge)
Polyfil Stuffing

 

Skill level: Beginner
1 Craft Yarn Council - Beginner Definition

 

Gauge:
Not Important

 

INSPIRATION AND OTHER NOTES:
·         Baby Weight yarn and E hook, my finished baby bottle was 3 ½ inches tall by 1 ½ inches in diameter across the bottom.
·         To make a bigger bottle, you can go up in hook size or use a larger weight yarn.
·         Worsted Weight yarn and an F hook create a bottle 5 inches tall by just under 2 inches diameter across the bottom.
·         Worsted weight yarn and a G hook create a bottle 6 inches tall by 2 inches inches diameter across the bottom.
·         This pattern could make shorter 4 oz looking bottles too.
·         The white could be orange or red to represent juice.
·         The top could be blue or pink – use for baby showers or announce the sex of the baby.
·         Large bottles made from soft bulky yarn would make excellent photo props.

 

A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can.  http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/

 

A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/

 

Abbreviations:
A Note about Stitches:When I first started, I had to look up stitches every time I started a new project. I have compiled some of the videos and articles I used to walk me through the basic stitches (and some others) in a blog on my website. They are the best I’ve found around the internet, all compiled in one spot for ease.
MC – Magic Circle       For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:
                                                http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/03/magic-circle-tutorial/
CH – Chain
ST; STS – Stitch or stitches
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet (Single crochet around front of the post of a stitch instead of loops)
BPSC – Back Post Single Crochet (Single crochet around back of the post of a stitch instead of loops)
SLST – Slip Stitch
SP – Space
SK – Skip
FO – Fasten Off
X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)
BLO – Back Loop Only

 

Tip: Ch1 at the beginning of each stitch does not count as first stitch. First st of every round should be in same st as turning chain.

 

Do not join unless pattern specifically says to join.
There are areas where joining is needed to create a flush round and areas where joining is omitted to create a seamless round, so PAY ATTENTION.
Crochet in spiral, use stitch marker to mark your first st.

 

Nipple:
With Lt Pink and E hook
                Round 1:                                6 sc in mc (6)
                Round 2:                                Sc around (6)
                Round 3:                                Sc around (6)
                Round 4:                                2sc around (12)
                Round 5:                                (2sc, sc), Repeat () around (18)
                Round 6:                                (2sc, sc2), Repeat () around (24)     
                                Sl st in next st
                                Color change to purple in sl st
                                FO Lt Pink

 

Bottle Top:
Continue with Purple (or Dk pink or blue or gold) and E hook
                Round 1:                                Ch 1, hdc in BLO around, join to first st (24)
                Round 2:                                Ch 1, (FPSC, BPSC), Repeat () around, join to first st (24)
                                Color change to white in join
                                FO Purple (or Dk pink or blue or gold)

 

Bottle Sides:
Continue with White for milk (or orange, or red or purple for juices) and E hook
                Round 1:                                Ch 1, sc around in BLO, join to first st (24)
                Round 2:                                Ch 1, Sc around (in both loops from here to end)
                                                                  do not join at the end of this round (24)
                Round 3-19:                          Sc around (24)
                                Sl st in next st
Stuff bottle firmly now!

 

Bottle Bottom:
Continue with White for milk (or orange, or red or purple for juices) and E hook
                Round 1:                                Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc2) in BLO, Repeat () around (18)
                Round 2:                                (sc2tog, sc) (in both loops from here to end),
                                                                  Repeat () around (12)
                Round 3:                                (sc2tog), Repeat () around (6)
                                FO White for milk (or orange, or red or purple for juices)
 

 

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FREE~ Textured Coffee Mug Cozy Pattern


Coffee Mug Cozy
 
Materials:
F Hook
Preferred Yarn: Red heart soft (Mid Blue colorway shown here)
Tapestry needle                                                                                        
Scissors
Measuring tape to check gauge
Button  (1 ½ inch shown here)
Skill level: Easy
Gauge:
2’’X2’’ Square = 10 sc X 8 rows
Abbreviations:
MC – Magic Circle For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:
CH – Chain
ST; STS – Stitch or stitches
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loops Only (Crochet in only back loops of a stitch)
SLST – Slip Stitch
SK – Skip
FO – Fasten Off
X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)
 
Special stitches:
Criss-Cross Crochet – Video shared below to help depict as well as written instructions.
 
Coffee cup measurements:
Bottom diameter: 2 inches
Height: 4 inches
Height from bottom to top of handle: 3 ½ inches
Height from bottom to bottom of handle: ½ inch
Circumference around center of mug: 11 ¼ inches
Diameter at mouth of mug: 4 inches
I give these measurements because you may need to alter the pattern depending upon what size mug you choose to use. If giving this as a gift, you may think about purchasing a mug and filling the mug with candy or something else. They are a dollar usually. This way you can measure your cozy to the actual mug itself. I got this one for a dollar. The mugs I use normally, this still fit on and they are MUCH wider and more squatty, it was stretched a tad and I would have probably increased one round on the bottom before I moved on to the rest of the pattern. Just some suggestions. J As always, if you should have problems, feel free to contact me and I will help in any way that I can.
Bottom of cozy:
Bottom is worked in a spiral, do not join at the end of the round.
Mark your first st in each round with a stitch marker or safety pin.
Round 1:                6 sc in mc (6)
Round 2:                (2 sc), Repeat () around (12)
Round 3:                (2 sc, sc), Repeat () around (18)
Round 4:                (2sc, sc 2X), Repeat () around (24)
Round 5:                (2sc, sc 3X), Repeat () around (30)
Round 6:                (2sc, sc 4x), Repeat () around (36)
Round 7:                (2sc, sc 5x), Repeat () around (42)
Round 8:                (sc), Repeat () around, sl st into next st (42)
Bottom edge:
Worked in rounds, but joined at the end of each round
Round 9:                (sc in BLO), Repeat () around, join to first sc (42)
Round 10:             (sc in both loops), Repeat () around, join to first sc (42)
Sides of cozy:
Worked in rows. That means you will Ch 2 and turn at the beginning of each round. It helps to mark the top of the first (top of the ch 2) and last st (top of the last dc) in the row.

This section is worked using Criss-Cross Crochet. I have shared a video below by The Crochet Crowd. In his way, he separates each row of criss-cross with a row of sc. My pattern does not do this. I also do not dc in the last stitch in the row in this pattern like he shows in the video. I just want to be clear. I ch 2 at the beginning, sk the ch 2 sp and the next sp, just like he does in the beginning, but then I continue to criss-cross all the way to the end of each row. I shared this video solely to show HOW to complete the stitch in case there was confusion. I found the video after I completed the pattern, and this was the closest to the way I executed as I could find. J If you are confused feel free to contact me and I will help you in any way that I can.
Row 1:                   Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp and next st and dc in next, dc in skipped st.
                                (sk a st, dc in next, dc in skipped st), Repeat () around, turn (1 ch 2, 20 Criss-Cross stitches)
Row 2-7:                Repeat Row 1
Strap:
Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and back to beginning of ch, sl st to next st in row 7 of the side of the cozy. Leave long tail for securing end of strap to the next st in row 7 to create button strap.
Secure any size button to other side of cozy. I used a 1 ½ inch button but any button will do. 

 

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Baby Bumblebee Free Pattern

I LOVE being an aunt. It is the most fulfilling relationship next to being a mother. I thought for a long time I would never have children, and a part of me always thought I would only ever be an aunt, so those little ones mean ALMOST as much to me as my own children. My little nephew LOVES this song! He has just learned to speak well and in the last six months has really blossomed from that baby babble to something more akin to the human language. lol I thought it was so cute to think of him singing this song and that cuteness inspired me to make him a Baby Bumblebee! This is for my nephew 🙂 Now to be inspired to make something special for each of the other 5! lol
Materials:
G and F hook
Preferred Yarn: Red heart Bright Yellow , black and white
Tapestry needle
Scissors
(2) 12 mm safety eyes (Alternative: may stitch eyes on using thread.)
Polyfil stuffing
FINISHED SIZE: 4’’X4’’ by 3’’ wide
 
Skill level: Easy
 
 
 
Gauge:
Not Important
Abbreviations:
MC – Magic Circle                            For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:
                                                http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2014/03/magic-circle-tutorial.html
CH – Chain
ST; STS – Stitch or stitches
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Together (decrease)
SLST – Slip Stitch
SK – Skip
FO – Fasten Off
X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)
 
Tips:     
Ch 1 at the beginning of the round do not count as first st.
Always place the first stitch in the pattern after the ch 1 in same st as ch1.
Chains at the beginning of the round serve solely for filler purposes, so that a large hole is not left in the piece. They should be ignored and when you join at the end of your rounds, you should be sl stitching into the first actual stitch, not the chain filler.
Body:
With Black and G hook
Round 1:              6 sc in mc, join to top of first sc (6)
Round 2:              Ch 1, (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (6)
                Round 3:              Ch 1, (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (6)
                Round 4:              Ch 1, (2 sc, 1sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (9)
Color change in join to bright yellow
                Round 5:              Ch 1, (2 sc, sc 2X), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (12)
                Round 6:              Ch 1, (2 sc, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (18)
Color change in join to black
                Round 7:              Ch 1, (2 sc, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
                Round 8:              Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to bright yellow
Round 9:              Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 10:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to black
Round 11:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 12:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to bright yellow
Round 13:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 14:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to black
Stuff
Round 15:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 16:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Color change in join to yellow
Round 17:            Ch 1 (sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (27)
Round 18:            Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (18)
Round 19:            Ch 1, (sc2tog, sc), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (12)
Place 12mm safety eyes between rounds 18 and 19, making sure that seam is along bottom of bumblebee. Eyes should be across 6 stitches, 4 stitches showing in between them.
Round 20:            Ch 1, (sc2tog), Repeat () around, join to top of first sc (6)
Stuff again before closing so that it’s firm but not so firm that stuffing shows through the stitches.
Stitch firmly
FO and leave a long tail for sewing hole shut.
Using black yarn, stitch eyebrows and/or smiling mouth on
Feelers:
With Black and G hook (if you have trouble since these pieces are so small, try a smaller hook size)
Feelers are worked in spiral. Do not join.
Make sure to mark your first stitch in each round to help you keep count.
Round 1:              5 sc in mc  (5)
Round 2:              (sc), Repeat () around (5)
Round 3:              sc2tog, sc 3X (4)
Round 4:              (sc), Repeat () around (4)
FO and leave long tail for sewing. Attach to first set of black stripes behind face.
Wings:
With White and F hook
                Round 1:              5sc in mc, join (5)
                Round 2:              Ch 1, 2 sc in each around, join (10)
                Row 3:                  Ch 2, turn, 2dc in same st, hdc in next, sc in next,
                                                Hdc in next, 2dc in last. (7)
                Sl st in next and sl st loosely around, join to first and FO
Just for fun:
Here is a video to watch and sing with your little about their new baby bumblebee! I hope your little enjoys his/her baby bumblebee as much as I did designing it!

 

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Springtime Flower Assortment – Free Patterns (9 Assorted Flowers, 3 Assorted Leaves)


 To favorite this and look at it later, here is the ravelry link:  
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/9-assorted-flower-and-3-assorted-leaf-patterns
 

I just made A Crocheted Simplicity’s Batman Easter Basket for my son and he LOVED it! Very easy pattern to follow. I even didn’t have to drag my feet on the handle. lol It was very easy to understand and easy to do. I decided I didn’t want anything character for my daughter, as she really doesn’t know anything other than Elmo, and frankly, I’ve WAY outdone Elmo in this household so far this year. lol So, I am crocheting my daughter a plain Easter basket in Lavender (go figure… lol) using the Batman Easter basket pattern as a base for reference and I am planning to just embellish it all over in spring flowers and maybe some butterflies or dragonflies, bees or some other spring type appliques. I sat down to crochet one flower and they just kept coming! I could not stop until I got some creations out. I still have a dragonfly, butterfly and bumble bee in there somewhere, but unfortunately, I also have a few orders… so…. lol I decided there are ENTIRELY too little REAL free flower patterns on Pinterest (in English) and I would like to give it a go. Of course, you can change colors, nix the yellow centers or add them if you’d like. Be creative! Go down or up hook sizes for bigger or smaller sizing. I’ve included sizing on each flower and a hook size to make it easier to size these. I hope you enjoy! If you find a mistake, please feel free to bring it to my attention. As always, I accept constructive criticism and if you enjoy the patterns, please let me know in the comments!


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3 inches in diameter

This first one is my ABSOLUTE favorite. I used Red Heart Petal Pink and an H hook.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch1) (Mark 3rd ch as first st)
(Dc, Ch1) 5X in 4th ch from hook, join to first st in the round. (6 dc, 6 ch 1 sps)

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch1) (Mark 3rd ch as first st)
(Dc, Ch1) in each st, join to first st in the round. (12 dc, 12 ch 1 sps)

Round 3: [Sl st around the post of the next dc, ch 3, (Dc, Hdc, Dc) all in next ch 1 sp]
Repeat [] 11 more times to create 12 petals.
Sl st to first dc post to join. 


Round 4: (Worked in front of last round, this is a base for the inner petals) 

[Ch 2, sl st to next dc post]
Repeat [] 11 more times to create 12 petal bases.
Sl st to first dc post to join. 

Round 5: [Ch 1, (Sc, Hdc, Sc) all in ch 2 sp, sl st to next dc post]
Repeat () 11 times to create 12 inner petals
 

FO

If you’d like this one to have a yellow center, then complete round 1 in yellow. Color change to Pink in join of round 1. Or if you aren’t familiar with how to color change, just FO and sl st in at the join.

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3 inches in diameter

This one is very similar to that last one, with subtle changes. Instead of an H hook like the pink one, I followed the same pattern above, except I used an F Hook. I used Red Heart Bright Yellow and I believe the name of this dark purple Red Heart yarn is Amethyst. The only thing I did differently with this one is, the yellow center, (instructions for how to get the center yellow above) and I changed some of the numbers. Here is a written out pattern for this one.
Center-
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch1) (Mark 3rd ch as first st)
(Dc, Ch1) 5X in 4th ch from hook, join to first st in the round. (6 dc, 6 ch 1 sps)
Either color change to purple in the join of round 1 or FO yellow and sl st in with purple in join of round 1. 
 
Petals-
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch1) (Mark 3rd ch as first st)
(Dc, Ch1) in next st, (Dc, Ch1) 2x in next st, join to first st in the round. (15 dc, 15 ch 1 sps)

Round 3: [Sl st around the post of the next dc, ch 3, (Dc, Hdc, Dc) all in next ch 1 sp]

Repeat [] 14 more times to create 15 petals.
Sl st to first dc post to join.


FO

So, very similar, but with subtle changes and absolutely a different flower. 

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Next, I did a Daisy. If you need a Magic Circle Tutorial, there’s one here. You will start using Red heart Bright Yellow and an F hook.


4 inches in diameter

Center-
Round 1: 6 sc in mc, join to first sc (6)


Round 2: Ch 1 (2sc, sc) Repeat () around, join to first st. (9) 

Either color change to white in the join of round 2 or FO yellow and sl st in with white in join of round 2. 

Petals-
Round 3: (Ch 8, and then working backwards along the ch 8, sl st, sc hdc 5x, sl st to same st as ch 8 is made in, sl st in next st to start next petal) 
Repeat () around, join to first st. (9 petals) 

FO

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 The next is a pin wheel. I really was reaching for this one, and did a lot of fiddling but it turned out REALLY cute!  I will use this one again! For the Blue Flower, I used Red Heart Blue yarn and Bright Yellow Yarn and I just went up to an I hook.

3 1/4 X 3 inches

3 1/4 X 3 inches

3 1/4 X 2 1/2 inches
3 1/4 X 2 1/2 inches

Pink Pinwheel flower: 

(Red Heart) Baby pink and Bright Yellow and G hook

Round 1: 8 sc in mc, join to first st (8)

Either color change to Pink in the join of round 1 or FO yellow and sl st in with pink in join of round 1. 

Round 2: Ch 1, sc around, join to first st (8)

Round 3: From here we’re making petals. Petals are done in rows. Complete Petal Rows 1-7, then repeat 3 more times.
Petal Row 1: Ch 1, 2sc in next 2 sts, (Leave remaining sts undone and continue with petal) turn (4)
Petal Row 2-6: Ch 1, sc across, turn (4)

Petal Row 7: Ch 1, sc, dc, dc, sc (4) sl st in next st of round to complete this petal and start a new one.

FO

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For the orange, pink and the red flowers, I used the same pattern, I just changed it up a bit for these as well. 

3 inches in diameter
2 3/4 inches in diameter
2 1/4 inches in diameter
I did the Pink flower using Red Heart Petal Pink, Bright Yellow. I color changed from yellow to pink in the join of Round 2. (or you may FO and sl st in with new color at join). 

For the Orange, I color changed from Bright Yellow to Red Heart Pumpkin at the end of round 1 and I used a G hook.  

For the Red Flower, I used an F Hook and I color changed at the end of round 1 from Bright yellow to Red Heart Red.

Round 1:             6 sc in mc, join to top of first dc (6)
Round 2:             Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, (sc in next sc, ch 1) around; join to first sc (6 ch1 spaces)
Round 3:             (Working in each ch 1 sp)
                                Sl st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sk next sc
                                (Sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk next sc)
                                Repeat () around and join to first sc (6 ch 2 spaces)
Round 4:             With right side facing, sl st into the next ch 2 sp
                                Ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st in same sp
                                (Sl st, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st)
                                Repeat () around in each ch 2 sp and join to first sl st (6 petals) 
FO

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3 3/4 inches in diameter

 I have decided not to include this pattern in this compilation. I use it in many of my patterns. I was not entirely impressed with the way this turned out with sc rounds of a lighter color anyway. If you would like to purchase my pattern may do so. Here are some of my patterns that use this pattern:

Pretty Petals Sun Hat
Stunning Shells Beanie

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I have included a few leaf patterns as well. I have SUCH a hard time finding one that I like, that is in the English language and that looks nice and is easy to follow. Hopefully these give a few options and are all those things above. 🙂 

2 1/2 X 2 7/8 inches

Big Leaf: I used Red Heart Spring Green and an F hook

Row 1: Ch 8, and working backwards along the chain you just made, sl st, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc then all in the last st, tr 3 and sc.
 

Row 2: Turn the leaf and work along the other side of the original chain. (You’re just doing everything backwards.) [sc, ch4, tr2x] all in the same st, then dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sl st. Sl st in that top point and sc, ch 1, sc in the same st to make a bigger point. 

Sc around the outside of the leaf. You will need to just skip the first 3 sts of the ch 4 and join to the first st. 

 FO

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2 X 1 1/4 inches

Single Leaf: I used Red Heart Spring Green and an F hook

Row 1: Ch 8, and working backwards along the chain you just made, sl st, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc then all in the last st, tr 3 and sc.
 

FO

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Double Leaf: I used Red Heart Spring Green and an F hook

Row 1: Ch 8, and working backwards along the chain you just made, sl st, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc then all in the last st, tr 3 and sc.
 

Do Not finish off like in the single leaf pattern. instead ch8 again and finish row one again. 

FO

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I have not completed my daughter’s Easter basket yet, but here are some others that I plan to use as filler. These designers are amazing! I’ve been excited to use their flower patterns for a while now!


From Home’s Sunflower  
Hodge Podge’s Springtime Pansy
The Crafty Geekette Floral Headband
Attic 24 May Roses
Snappy Tots Flower

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I hope that you found what you were looking for here. I hope that I gave enough information and the patterns are easy to follow. Please feel free to let me know if you find a problem. I would be happy to help you if you’d like. New crocheters: There are no silly questions. I am happy to help! Feel free to message me if you are having trouble.

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