Madame Bouvierre

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I’m not gonna lie; life has been crazy lately.  That’s not to say that something horrible happened, but a whole bunch of little things keep piling up.  I am sure many of you can relate.  To top it off, I have been making a lot of things for family and friends that require someone else’s patterns.  Don’t get me wrong, I love making things for my family and friends because they appreciate it (like really, really appreciate it).  And, I like following other people’s patterns because there are a ton of talented designers out there who have instructions for gorgeous things I want to make.  Sometimes, however, sometimes I want to create something for the sake of creating it.  Sometimes crocheting something I want, something that my hands have been itching to make, is the biggest stress reliever out there.  A little while back, my mom gifted me this lovely pewter gray and burgundy red crochet thread and I have been dying to make something with it ever since.  That was how Madame Bouvierre was born.

If you prefer to print out the written instructions, click here for the pdf:  Madame Bouvierre

As always, this pattern has not been tested.  If you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

Madame Bouvierre

Materials needed:
Small amount of size 10 peach crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 pewter gray crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 burgundy red crochet thread
Small amount of black thread for lace trim
Small amount of white, green, and black embroidery floss for eyes
Small amount of pink embroidery floss for mouth
Small amount of DK weight light gray yarn for hair
Black sewing thread
Size 7 steel hook
B hook
Size 12 steel hook
Fiberfill
Yarn needle
Embroidery needle

Abbreviations Used:
Ch                    chain
St                     stitch
Sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
dc                    double crochet
dc2tog             double crochet 2 together
tr                     triple crochet
hpc                  half popcorn
blo                   back loops only
flo                    front loops only

*Special stitch: half popcorn (hpc) work 3 dc in the same st, drop the loop from the hook, insert the hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first dc of the group, grab the dropped loop with the hook and draw through the stitch.

Instructions:

*Do not join at the end of each round.

**Please read through all of the instructions, before starting the project, in order to get a feel for all of the color changes.**

You will use size 7 steel hook for this puppet unless otherwise noted.

Round 1:   (peach) make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring. (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) around.  (18 sc)
Round 4:   (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) around.  (24 sc)
Round 5:  (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) around.  (30 sc)
Rounds 6 – 9:  1 sc in each st around.  (30 sc)
Round 10:  1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, hpc, 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts.  Using white, green, and black embroidery floss, embroider eyes.  (30 sts)
Round 11:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in each of the next 22 sts, sc dec twice.  (26 sc)
Round 12:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, sc dec twice.  (22 sc)
Round 13:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, sc dec twice.  Stuff head with fiberfill. (18 sc)
Round 14:  (sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next  st) around.  Using pink embroidery floss, embroider mouth.  (12 sc)
Round 15:   (sc dec over next 2 sts) around. (6 sc)
Round 16:  1 sc in each st around.  (6 sc)
Round 17:  (pewter gray) 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, (peach) 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, (pewter gray) 2 sc in the last st.  (12 sc)
Round 18:  (pewter gray) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 3 times, (peach) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) twice, (pewter gray) 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st.  (18 sc)
Round 19:  (pewter gray) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 3 times, 1 sc in the next st, (peach) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 2 times, (pewter gray) 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts.  (24 sts)
Round 20:  (pewter gray) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 3 times, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, (peach) 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts.  (30 sts)
Rounds 21 – 24:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, (burgundy red) 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts.  (30 sc)
Round 25:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts, (burgundy red) 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts.  (30 sc)
Round 26:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, (burgundy red) 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, (pewter gray) 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts.  (30 sc)
Round 27:  (burgundy red) working in blo, 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts; working through both loops, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts; working in blo, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts.  (30 sc)
Rounds 28 – 34:  (burgundy red) 1 sc in each st around.  At the end of round 34, finish off and weave in ends.  (30 sc)

Skirt (pewter gray):

*ch 2 at the beginning or end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Holding the puppet upside down, join pewter gray to front loop of round 27 in the first stitch to the left of the red stitches

Row 1:   ch 2, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) twice, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch1 (does not count as st), turn, working flo, 1 sl st in each of the next 10 sts, ch 1 (does not count as st), turn, work 1 sc over each of the next 10 sl sts, working in flo of round 27 again, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) twice, ch 2, turn.
Row 2:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 31 sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.  (33 dc)
Row 3:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 29 sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.  (31 dc)
Row 4:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 27 sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.  (29 dc)
Row 5:  dc2tog, 1 dc in each of the next 25 sts, dc2tog, finish off, weave in ends.  (27 dc)

Back Ruffle (burgundy red):

*ch 1 at the beginning or end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Holding the puppet upside down, join burgundy red in the front loop of row 1 of the sc section.

Row 1:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join, (ch 6, 1 sc in the next st, 9 times, ch 1, turn.  (10 sc, 9 ch-6 spaces)
Rows 2 – 7:  1 sc in the first sc, (ch 6, 1 sc in the next sc) 9 times, ch 1, turn.  At the end of row 7, do not ch 1, finish off and weave in ends.  .  (10 sc, 9 ch-6 spaces)

Back Dress Flap (pewter gray):

*ch 1 at the beginning or end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Join pewter gray through holes of puppet above the ruffle

Row 1:  12 sc across the back, ch 1, turn.  (12 sc)
Row 2:  2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc, 2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.  (14 sc)
Row 3:  1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.  (14 sc)
Row 4:  2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, 2 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn.  (16 sc)
Row 5:  1 sc in each sc across, finish off, weave in ends.  (16 sc)
Arms (make 2):
Round 1:   (peach) make an adjustable ring, ch1, 4 sc in ring. (4 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Rounds 3 – 5:  1 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Round 6:  (pewter gray) 1 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Round 7:  working blo, 1 sc in each st around.  (8 sc)
Rounds 8 – 9:  1 sc in each st around, leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing, finish off.  (8 sc)

Sleeve (pewter gray):

*ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Hold arm upside down and join pewter gray to front loop of round 7

Row 1:  ch 2, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 5 tr in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, join.  (14 sts)
Row 2:  ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, picot, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, join, finish off, weave in ends.  (14 sc, 1 picot)
Sew arms to sides of finger puppet.  The picots on the sleeves should face the back.

Hair Bump (light gray DK weight yarn):

*Use the B hook for this part.

Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring. (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Rounds 3 – 6:  1 sc in each st around.  At the end of round 6, leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing, finish off, stuff bump with fiberfill and sew to the top of the puppet’s head. (12 sc)
Attach hair around the bump and create updo.

Ringlet (light gray DK weight yarn):

*Use the B hook for this part.

Ch 6, 3 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 4 chs, finish off, sew onto right side of head.

Hair Decoration:

Round 1:   (pewter gray) make an adjustable ring, ch1, 5 sc in ring. (5 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (10 sc)
Round 3:  (burgundy red) (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) around, ch 9, 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 7 chs, join blo to the first st of this round.
Round 4:  (pewter gray) working blo, (sl st in each of the next 2 sts, picot) 7 times, sl st in each of the next 3 sts, picot, (sl st in each of the next 2 sts, picot) 3 times, picot 2 more times, sl st in each of the next 8 sts, join, finish off, weave in ends, and attach to the hair.

Lace (black sewing thread):

Ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch.

*Use the size 12 steel hook for this part.

Row 1:  ch 101, 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 99 chs, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  1 sc in the first st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, (1 sc in the next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts) to the end, 1 sc in the last st, finish off and sew around the dress.

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Easy Peasy Shamrock

copyright Shawna Borst
Growing up, St. Patrick’s Day was always a big deal; not because we actually celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, but because it was my dad’s birthday. We would celebrate by taking him out wherever he wanted to go and then making sure that whatever color his cake was, it absolutely, positively wasn’t green. I guess every cake he had through his early 20s was always covered in a horrible pastel green frosting. If my dad had his way, green frosting would be banned from the planet effective immediately.
The only other thing we did on St. Patrick’s Day was wear something green. If you weren’t wearing green, you would get pinched… by everybody. The longer the day went on, the harder those pinches became. When I told my kids and niece and nephew about that tradition, they thought it was hilarious. They also begged me to make them something green to wear in case anyone is in a pinching mood that day.

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Easy Peasy Shamrock

Materials needed:
H hook
Small amount of I Love This Cotton in Bright Green
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:copyright Shawna Borst
ch chain
st stitch
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
rev sc reverse single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet

Special stitches used:
rev sc: working from left to right (instead of right to left), insert hook into next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Shamrock 1:

copyright Shawna BorstRound 1: (ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, sl st into 1st ch of 1st ring.

Round 2: (sl st, ch 1, 6 hdc, ch 1, sl st) in each of the 3 rings, sl st in between the 1st and 3rd shamrock leaf, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 2 chs, sl st in between the 1st and 3rd shamrock leaf.
Round 3: sl st in 1st leaf, (1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sl st) around each leaf, finish off, weave in ends.

Shamrock 2:
Round 1: (ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, sl st into 1st ch of 1st ring.copyright Shawna Borst
Round 2: (sl st, ch 1, 6 dc, ch 1 sl st) in each of the 3 rings, sl st in between the 1st and 3rd shamrock leaf.
Round 3: (ch1, rev sc in each of the next 6 dc, sl st) in each shamrock leaf, , sl st in between the 1st and 3rd shamrock leaf, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 2 chs, sl st in between the 1st and 3rd shamrock leaf, finish off, weave in ends.

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A Spike for Phinneas

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This is my baby, the youngest of my 4 kids, and he is turning 4 today.  As I have mentioned before, I like to let my kids (or any kids I am crafting for) have a hand in the design process.  Sometimes the kid in question has very detailed and specific demands and, sometimes, they just pick the color.  Phinneas went yarn shopping with me, picked out a skein of orange and a skein of gray, and then announced he needed a scarf for his birthday.  He was so excited that I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he would most likely have to put it away until next year.  Our winter seems to have passed.

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

 

A Spike for Phinneas

Materials Needed:
J hook
1 skein of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Pumpkin (color A)
Small amount of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in True Grey  (color B

A Spike for Phinneas by CrochetBot 3000

A Spike for Phinneas by CrochetBot 3000

Abbreviations Used:
ch                          chain
sl st                       slip stitch
st                           stitch
sc                          single crochet
sc spike             single crochet spike

Special Stitches Used:
sc spike:  insert hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the next stitch of the previous row and draw up loop, yo, and draw through both loops on hook.

Instructions:
*ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch
Using color A, Ch 181 (or multiples of 5,+1)

Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.  (180 sc)
Row 2:  *1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc spike in the next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.  (180 sts)
Row 3:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1 turn.  (180 sc)
Row 4:  using color B, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *sc spike in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * to the last 3 sts, sc spike in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (180 sts)
Row 5:  using color A, repeat Row 3

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Row 6:  using color B, repeat Row 2

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Row 7:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 8:  using color B, repeat Row 4
Row 9:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 10:  using color A, repeat Row 2
Row 11:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 12:  using color B, repeat Row 4
Row 13:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 14:  using color B, repeat Row 2
Row 15:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 16:  using color B, repeat Row 4
Row 17:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 18:  using color A, repeat Row 2
Row 19:  using color A, repeat Row 3, finish off and weave in ends.

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Hearts on a String Scarf

Hearts on a String

OK, I didn’t plan on making anything specifically for Valentine’s Day this year, but then my oldest daughter told me that she had to wear something with hearts on it for school this Friday.  I had to think of something quick that used some yarn from my stash.  This is what I came up with.  Since my older daughter is at school now, I talked my younger daughter into modeling the scarf for me.  She hates pink, things that match and fixing her hair.  She was a good sport though and agreed, with very little bribing, to have her picture taken for the blog.

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

Hearts on a String Scarf

Materials Needed:
J hook
1 skein of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in True Grey
Small amount Vanna’s Choice in Raspberry
Abbreviations Used:Hearts on a String Scarf
ch               chain
sl st            slip stitch
st               stitch
sc               single crochet
hdc              half double crochet
dc               double crochet
blo              back loops only

Instructions:

First Heart:

Round 1:  make an adjustable ring, ch 2, 5 dc, 3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, 5 dc, ch 2, sl st in the ring, ch 1, turn.

Round 2:  2 sc on ch-2 space, 1 sc in the next st, 3 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, (1 sc, ch 1, 1sc) in the bottom ch-2 space, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 3 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc on ch-2 space, sl st in adjustable ring.

Round 3:  working blo for the whole round, 1 sl st in each of the next 13 sts, (1 sl st, ch 1, 1 sl st) in the bottom ch-1 space, 1 sl st in each of the next 13 sts, sl st in adjustable ring, finish off and weave in ends.

Hearts on a StringRemaining Hearts:

Round 1:  make an adjustable ring, ch 2, 5 dc, 3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, 5 dc, ch 2, sl st in the ring, ch 1, turn.

Round 2:  2 sc on ch-2 space, 1 sc in the next st, 3 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in the bottom ch-2 space, working from front to back, work sl st over the middle top of the previous heart and into the bottom ch-2 space (see pictures below), 1 more sc in the bottom ch-2 space, , 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 3 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc on ch-2 space, sl st in adjustable ring.

Round 3:  working blo for the whole round, 1 sl st in each of the next 13 sts, (1 sl st, ch 1, 1 sl st) in the bottom sl st, 1 sl st in each of the next 13 sts, sl st in adjustable ring, finish off and weave in ends.  Make these until the scarf is the desired length.

How to work the sl st around previous heart:
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Aries Hat

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This is my niece Aries.  She, along with several of the other children in my life, requested that I make her a hat.  Unfortunately for them, temperatures are already averaging in the 70s here and we even hit 82 the other day.  That has not deterred the kids’ desires for winter accessories, so be prepared to see lots of pictures of kids in shorts and t-shirts wearing beanies and scarves.  Not that I am complaining, mind you.  I have spent plenty of time in places that were covered in snow a good deal of the time and I definitely appreciate the beautiful Arizona “winter.”

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Aries Hat

Materials Needed:
H hook
1 skein Vanna’s Choice in Raspberry
Small amount of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in True Grey
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:
ch                          chain
sl st                       slip stitch
st                           stitch
sc                          single crochet
hdc                        half double crochet
dc                          double crochet
tr                           triple crochet
blo                        back loops only

Special Stitches Used:
Picot:  ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.

Gauge:
14 stitches and 7 rounds of dc = 4 inches

Instructions:
This hat is made to fit children from ages 4 to 6.
*Ch 1 and ch 2 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
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Round 1:  make an adjustable ring, ch 2, 12 dc in the ring, join.  (12 dc)

Round 2:  ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (24 dc)

Round 3:  ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as join, 1 dc in the next st, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, repeat from * around, join.  (36 dc)

Round 4:  ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as join, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around, join.  (48 dc)

Round 5:  ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as join, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around, join.  (60 dc)

Round 6:  ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as join, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * around, join.  (72 dc)

Round 7:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, *1 sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, repeat from * around, join. (72 sts)

Round 8:  ch 2, 5 dc in the same st as join, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, *5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, repeat from * around, join.  (72 sts)

Round 9:  sl st in the next 2 sts, ch 1, *1 sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, repeat from * around, join. (72 sts)

Round 10:  repeat round 8

Round 11:  repeat round 9

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Round 13:  repeat round 9

Round 14:  repeat round 8

Round 15:  repeat round 9

Round 16:  repeat round 8

Round 17:  working blo in Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in True Grey, ch 1, sl st in each of the next 3 sts, picot, *sl st in each of the next 6 sts, picot, repeat from * 10 more times, sl st in each of the next 3 sts, join to beginning ch-1 space, finish off and weave in ends.

Flower:
Round 1:  make adjustable ring, ch 1, 5 sc, do not join. (5 sc)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st around, do not join.  (10 sc)

Round 3:  *ch 5, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around.  (5 ch-5 spaces)

Round 4:  (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in each ch-5 loop, join in first sc.

Round 5:  working blo in Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in True Grey, ch 1, sl st in each of the next 5 sts, picot, *sl st in each of the next 9 sts, picot, repeat from * 3 more times, slip st in each of the next 4 sts, join to beginning ch-1 space, finish off and weave in ends.  Sew the flower to the side of the hat.

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