Monster Mitts

I needed something to cover my baby’s hands this Halloween so I made these mitts to match his costume.

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Skill Level: Beginner
Finished Size: 6 – 9 month old
Materials:

Bulky Yarn
Contrasting Worsted Weight Yarn
7 & 8 DPN
H crochet hook
Needle for tucking ends

Pattern:

With bulky yarn and smaller DPNs, cast on 20.

Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing for 6 to 8 rows.

Switch to larger DPNs and knit each row until it measures 4 inches from bottom (including ribbing).

Knit 2 together, knit 3 – repeat until end of row.

Knit one row.

Knit 2 together, knit 2 – repeat until end of row.

Knit 2 together, knit 1 – repeat until end of row.

knit 2 together until end of row.

Use yarn to tie together remaining stitches, tuck in ends.

For center pads:

Use worsted weight and crochet hook.  10 single crochet in a magic loop, join with slip stitch, chain one and 2 single crochet all the way around for 20 stitches, join with slip stitch.  Sew to center of mitt and weave in ends.  Add claws where you see fit.  I just looped yarn over the top edge until it was thick enough.

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Ruffle Scarf

Crazy Stitch AfghanSkill Level: Easy
Finished Size:

Bulky Yarn
K Crochet Hook

Pattern:

Chain 120 (or until length desired)

Round 1: 1 dc across chain until the end, 6 dc in last chain, dc along the opposite side of the chain, ending with 6 dc at the end. Join at the top of the begining chain.

Round 2: Chain 3, 2 dc in next stitch and all the way around the scarf, ending by joining at the top of the chain 3.

Round 3: Repeat round 2. Weave in ends.

Crazy Stitch Afghan

Crazy Stitch AfghanThis stitch is a very versitile pattern and it can be used for more than just an afghan. I’ve used this stitch to make a shrug and a friend used it to make a poncho. Please let me know if there any errors in the pattern as I finished writing and testing this at 5 am.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: Varies
Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook

Pattern:

Chain 7

Row 1: Double Crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each consecutive chain. (4 double crochet)

Row 2: Chain 6, turn, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and the next 2 chains, *single crochet in chain 3 space from previous row, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same chain 3 space from previous row*, double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Row 3: Chain 6, turn, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in the next 2 chains, repeat * to * from Row 2 until end, ending with a double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Repeat row 3 until blanket is desired length or width.

Row 4: Turn, chain 3, single crochet in chain 3 space from previous row, chain 3, 3 double crochets in same chain 3 space. Repeat * to * from Row 2 until one double crochet cluster from the previous remains.

For a square blanket decrease: Single crochet in the chain 3, turn, chain 3, single crochet in next chain 3 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same, repeat * to * from Row 2 until one double crochet cluster form previous row remains and decrease as previously described for a square blanket. Repeat until blanket is reduced to one 3 double crochet cluster and end with a single crochet in the chain 3 space of the previous row. Proceed with Border.

For a rectangle blanket decrease: Single crochet in the chain 3, turn, chain 3, single crochet in next chain 3 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same, repeat * to * from Row 2, ending with a double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Chain 6, turn, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in the next 2 chains, repeat * to * from Row 2 until you have reached the edge and single crochet in chain three space of previous row.

Chain 3 and turn, single crochet in chain 3 space from previous row, chain 3, 3 double crochets in same chain 3 space. Repeat * to * from Row 2, ending with a double crochet in base chain of first row at the bottom of the last double crochet.

Decrease this way until the blanket is the desired length, the proceed with the decrease for a square blanket.

Border: Three rows of single crochet around the outside edge with 3 single crochets in each corner.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Amigurumi D20

D20Skill level: Easy

You will need:

Worsted Weight yarn in two contrasting colors.
G Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Fiber Fill

Triangle Motif:
Round 1: using a magic loop, make 12 sc in loop and sl to join. Round 2: Ch 2, * 3 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 st, * repeat 1 time, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, join with sl.
Round 3: Ch 2, sc in next st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st, * repeat * to * one time, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sc, join with sl.

Make 20 triangles.

Tuck in ends and sew on the number 1 through 20 with contrasting color yarn.

With scs or wip stitch, join the triangles together until mostly assembled, stuff, and stitch closed. Tuck in any remaining ends.

Pomp-a-doodle Scarf

Scarf measures approximately 47 inches by 3 inches

You will need:
RED HEART® “Pomp-a-Doodle™”: 1 Ball any color.
Crochet Hook: I 5.5mm

Note: You can get 2 chaines between pompom and one single crochet between pompom. Do not pull the pompom through a stitch.

Cast on and chain 8, starting after the next pompom in the yarn.
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and all the way across (6 single crochets).
Row 2: Chain 2, single crochet in each single crochet across (6 single crochets).

Repeat Row 2 until you run out of yarn. Use the hook to weave ends into the body of the scarf.