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.

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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

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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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Owlwyn

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When I was a little girl, my Meemaw collected owls.  Her den was covered with owls, most of which had to be from the 1970s.  I loved spending time at Meemaw’s house.  She was a sweet, classy lady who adored all 3 of her grandchildren.  Fast forward a few decades and owls are everywhere again.  When a friend suggested that I make one of my own, I jumped at the chance.  Since it is my daughter Aelwyn’s turn to receive this stuffed animal, she also got to name it.  She immediately came up with the name Owlwyn :)

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.

Owlwyn

Materials Needed:
1 skein dark brown worsted weight yarn
Small amount of dark purple worsted weight yarn
Small amount of cream colored worsted weight yarn
Small amount of orange worsted weight yarn
Small amount of black worsted weight yarn
Small amount of yellow worsted weight yarn
G hook
Small amount of cardboard or plastic canvas
Fiberfill
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:

ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
blo                   back loops only

Instructions:

*Do not join at the end of each round.

Head/ Body (use dark brown worsted weight yarn):
Round 1:   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, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 4:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 5:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (30 sc)
Round 6:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * around (36 sc)
Round 7:  1 sc in each st around.  (36 sc)
Round 8:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * around (42 sc)
Round 9:  1 sc in each st around.  (42 sc)
Round 10:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from * around (48 sc)
Rounds 11:  1 sc in each st around.  (48 sc)
Round 12:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, repeat from * around (54 sc)
Round 13:  1 sc in each st around.  (54 sc)
Round 14:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, repeat from * around (60 sc)
Round 15:  1 sc in each st around.  (60 sc)
Round 16:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, repeat from * around (66 sc)
Rounds 17 – 22:  1 sc in each st around.  (66 sc)
Round 23:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, repeat from * around (60 sc)
Rounds 24 – 25:  1 sc in each st around.  (60 sc)
Round 26:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, repeat from * around (54 sc)
Round 27 – 28:  1 sc in each st around.  (54 sc)
Round 29:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, repeat from * around (48 sc)
Round 30 – 31:  1 sc in each st around.  (48 sc)
Round 32:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from * around (42 sc)
Round 33:  working blo*sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * around (36 sc)
Round 34:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * around (30 sc)
Round 35:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 36:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 37:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around (12 sc)
Round 38:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, repeat from * around, finish off, sew closed and weave in ends. (6 sc)

Feathers (make 4 cream colored and 2 dark purple):

Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from *2 more times, finish off.  (9 sc and 3 ch-2 spaces.
You will make a triangle of feathers.  Sew 3 cream colored feathers to the bottom of the owl.  Sew 2 dark purple feathers slightly above that (they should overlap the other feathers a little).  Sew 1 cream colored feather above that (it should overlap the purple feathers a little).

Wings (use dark brown worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Ch 8
Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 6 chs, ch 1, turn.  (7 sc)
Row 2:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (7 sc)
Row 3:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 4:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 5:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (11 sc)
Row 6:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (11 sc)
Row 7:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 8:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 9:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (15 sc)
Rows 10 – 12:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (15 sc)
Row 13:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 14:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (11 sc)
Row 15:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 16:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (7 sc)
Row 17:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 18:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (3 sc)
Row 19:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st,  ch 1, turn.  (2 sc)
Row 20:  sc dec over first 2 sts, finish off.
Join yarn in upper left-hand corner of the wing, work 19 sc along the left side, 3 sc in the tip, and 19 sc along the right side, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew wings to the sides of the owl.

Eye Mask (use dark purple worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Ch 14
Row 1:  (right side) 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Rows 2 – 3:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 4:  sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts,  sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (4 sc)
Row 5:   sc dec twice, finish off.  (2 sc)

Right bottom side of mask:
With right side facing, join yarn to far right side of row 3
Row 4:  sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts,  sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (4 sc)
Row 5:   sc dec twice, finish off.  (2 sc)

Top left:
With right side facing, join yarn in 6th st from left on the foundation chain
Row 1:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 2:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 3:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 4:  2 sc in the first st, sc dec twice, finish off.

Top right:
With wrong side facing, join yarn in 6th st from left on the foundation chain
Row 1:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 2:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 3:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 4:  2 sc in the first st, sc dec twice, finish off, weave in ends.
Trace eye mask on cardboard and cut out.  Place cardboard in between both eye masks.  Join yarn anywhere through the outside of both eye masks and work 50 sc around the outside, finish off and weave in ends.

Eye (use orange worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Round 1:   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, repeat from * around, finish off, weave in ends.  (18 sc)

Pupil (use black worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring, finish off, weave in ends.  (6 sc)
Sew pupils to eyes and then sew eyes to eye mask.  Sew eye mask to owl’s face.

Beak (use yellow worsted weight yarn):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 1 sc, *ch 2, 3 sc, repeat from * 2 more times, join, finish off, weave in ends.  The side with the join is the top of the beak.  Sew beak to owl’s face.

*Edited on 3/2/2014 to fix the eye mask instructions.
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Valentine Bear

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Usually when I write a pattern, I use a yarn from my stash that has long since lost its label.  I get a few e-mails asking what yarn I have used for a particular pattern and, in most cases, I honestly have no idea.  This time, I am using yarn that I bought recently so I can actually include that information.  If you want to use different yarns to make this bear, the body uses weight category 5 and the heart uses weight category 4.

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Valentine Bear

Materials Needed:
1 skein of Lion Brand’s Baby’s First (Fairy Tale)
Small amount of Bernat Cottontot (Cheeky)
Small amount of brown worsted weight yarn
I hook
G hook
Fiberfill
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:
ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
hdc                  half double crochet
dc                    double crochet
rev sc               reverse single crochet

Special Stitches:
rev sc:  (worked from left to right) insert hook into next st to the right, draw up a loop, yo and draw yarn through both loops on hook.

Instructions:
*Do not join at the end of each round.  Use Baby’s First Fairy Tale and I hook until you make the heart.
Head:
Round 1:   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, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 4:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 5:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (30 sc)
Rounds 6 – 10:  1 sc in each st around.  (30 sc)
Round 11:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 12:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 13:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, stuff head. (12 sc)
Round 14:  sc dec over the next 2 sts st around, finish off.   Using brown worsted weight yarn, embroider eyes. (6 sc)

Nose:
Round 1:   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, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Rounds 4 – 5:  1 sc in each st around.  At the end of row 5, finish off.  Using brown worsted weight yarn and embroider nose and smile.  Stuff and sew to head.  (18 sc)

Ears (make 2):
Row 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, (1 sc, 2hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc) in ring, ch 1
Row 2:  rev sc in each st, finish off, sew ears to head.   (9 rev sc)

Body:
Round 1:   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, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 4:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Rounds 5 – 13:  1 sc in each st around.  (24 sc)
Round 14:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 15:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, stuff body. (12 sc)
Round 16:  sc dec over the next 2 sts st around, finish off, sew head to body. (6 sc)

Arms (make 2):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 5 sc in ring (5 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (10 sc)
Rounds 3 – 8:  1 sc in each st around.  Lighty stuff and sew to body.  (10 sc)

Legs (make 2):
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 – 9:  1 sc in each st around.  Lightly stuff and sew to body.  (12 sc)

Heart (use Cottontots Cheeky and G hook):
Bump 1
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  1 sc in each st around, finish off.  (12 sc)

Bump 2
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  1 sc in each st around, finish off.  (12 sc)
Round 4:  sc dec over first st of bump 2 and any st of bump 1, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts of bump 1, sc dec over last st of bump 1 and second st of bump 2, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts of bump 2.  (22 sts)
Round 5:  1 sc in each st around.  (22 sc)
Round 6:  *sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, repeat from * once.  (20 sts)
Round 7:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (16 sc)
Round 12:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (12 sc)
Round 13:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, stuff heart. (8 sc)
Round 14:  sc dec over the next 2 sts st around, finish off, sew heart to bear’s arms. (4 sc)

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Aelwyn Scrappy Scarf

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Every year, I make each of my kids a scarf.  With 3 of them, I can pretty much decide the style and colors and know that the recipients will love them.  Aelwyn is different.  She has her own sense of style and thinks that matching colors is a bad thing.  With this in mind, I sent her to my yarn closet to pick out the yarn she wanted.  I wasn’t surprised when she brought back a few different yarns that didn’t quite go together, but I was surprised when she made a couple more trips to the closet.  There were so many colors and textures that I wasn’t sure what I was going to do.  I found my answer in a needle craft book from the 70’s.  The stitch is called crochet rib and it is pretty simple to do once you get the hang of it.

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.

Materials Needed:
Small amounts of different colored yarn or 1 skein of worsted weight yarn
J hook
Yarn needle
 
Abbreviations Used:
ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet

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

Instructions For Scrappy Scarf:
Ch 240  (you can make this scarf as long as you want, just chain until it reaches the desired length)
Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, change to next color, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  1 sc in the first sc, *work 1 sc in the horizontal bar under the loops of the next sc (see pictures below), repeat from * to the end, change to next color, ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until your scarf is as wide as you want it and then finish off and weave in ends.
 
Instructions For Solid Colored Scarf:
Ch 240  (you can make this scarf as long as you want, just chain until it reaches the desired length)
Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  1 sc in the first sc, *work 1 sc in the horizontal bar under the loops of the next sc (see pictures below), repeat from * to the end, ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until your scarf is as wide as you want it and then finish off and weave in ends.

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Tuesday Scarf

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It is starting to get slightly chilly here in Arizona, which means winter (or what passes for it here) is finally upon us.  In my house that means it is time for me to make scarves for the kids.  This is what I came up with for my oldest daughter.

 

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.

Materials Needed:

1 skein of dark purple worsted weight yarn (color A)
1 skein of gray worsted weight yarn (color B)
I hook
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:

ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
sc3tog              single crochet 3 together
dc                    double crochet
dc2tog             double crochet 2 together
dc3tog             double crochet 3 together
blo                   back loops only

Gauge:

4 in. = 14 dc
4 in. = 8 rows of dc

Special stitches:

Sc3tog:  (insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Dc2tog:  yo and draw up a loop in the next st (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo and draw up a loop in the next st (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Dc3tog:  yo and draw up a loop in the next st (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo and draw up a loop in the next st (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo and draw up a loop in the next st (5 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook), yo over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
*Ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Instructions:

Ch 297 (you can make this scarf as long as you want, you just need to make sure the base chain is in multiples of 8, plus 9)
*Ch 3 at the beginning of row 1 counts as 1 dc.
Row 1:  using color A, 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook and in the next ch, 3 dc in the next ch, *1 dc in each of the next 2 chs, dc3tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chs, 3 dc in the next ch, repeat from * to the last 3 chs, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chs, change to color B, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  working blo and using color B, sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in the next st, *1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in the next st, repeat from * to the last 4 sts, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, change to color A, ch 1, turn.
Row 3:  working blo and using color A, dc2tog over 1st2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc3tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, repeat from * to the last 4 stss, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the last 2 sts, change to color B, ch 1, turn.
Row 4:  repeat row 2
Row 5:  repeat row 3
Row 6:  repeat row 2
Row 7:  repeat row 3.  At the end of row 7, finish off, weave in ends.

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