Burrrrr… It’s Frozen time!

It was seven years ago – we were all gathered together, family & friends, awaiting the arrival of our daughter’s firstborn. Beth, Linds and I were behind the closed doors of the maternity ward, sitting quietly in anticipation of the baby’s first cry, trying so hard to contain our excitement. A darling sweet nurse “spotted” us and giggled, and through a kind smile said “Ladies, you must wait with the others in the Family/Friends room – it won’t be long now”. Awww, shucks… we obliged. She was right! A half of an hour later, in walked “Daddy” wearing a white T-shirt with little footprints of our new Darling Granddaughter (it had been 25 years since a girl was born into the family)! We were all surprised that “she” was born and not “he”. Her parents are of the mindset “you can’t open your Christmas present before Christmas”, so they were just as surprised!

This year our beautiful granddaughter turned seven and celebrated with a “Frozen” themed birthday party. 1elsThis is the first birthday we were unable to attend, being in Colorado, but through the magic of the USPS priority mail, she received her “Frozen” themed gifts – a Princess Elsa lovey and a pair of slippers which match a handcrafted Princess Elsa dress her mother made for her. Here is Miss B’s gifts from her Papa & Nana!

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If you’d like to make your very own Princess Lovey, the pattern is from the wonderful creative designer, Briana Olsen of BowTykes. The pattern is the Pretty Princess Lovey. And if you’d like to make a pair of the cute slippers, it is from creative designers 2GirlsPatterns. I used the Vanessa Big Sister Tab Slipper Pattern and replaced the tab with a snowflake. Both patterns can be found on Ravelry!

HAPPY THURSDAY!

<3 ~ Wendy

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Santa Pocket Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Well, Friends… It all started with yarn stash diving this morning and the need to START NOW on my Holiday Projects!

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So at the end of the Holiday Season, there was a sale on Bernat Puff Ball Holiday yarn that I JUST COULDN’T PASS UP! Six skeins later and unopened from its shipping bag, I needed to USE IT! While I couldn’t find a link to the exact yarn I used, Joann’s is having an awesome sale on a three-pack of pom-pom yarn for 4.00! Here’s the link Bernat Baby Pom Pom yarn. Not sure how long this sale will last, but as of this post today, it IS on sale. As an alternative to the pre-made pom-pom yarn, you certainly could make your own with little pom-poms made with a fork and string them together for this project – the pom-poms are approximately 1″ apart. Here is a YouTube videotutorial link for making Fork Pom-Poms. Another idea is to use Maria’s Loop-d-Loop tutorial and add a couple rows of sc loops in place of the pom-poms.

Fill your Santa Pocket Ornament with edible treats, a gift card, or cash! This little project is GREAT for your workplace Secret Santa game with a gift certificate for a pedicure, an iTunes GC, etc. Oh, and how fun to add it to your wrapping of holiday treat plates with recipes in the pocket for neighbors and friends. Not to mention, attaching to your wrapped gifts as an embellishment or hang on the tree for Christmas Eve/Morning gifts. Your recipient is sure to enjoy this Santa Pocket Ornament for years to come!

Santa Pocket Ornament

MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn – flesh tone, white, red, black (Model made with Lily Sugar’n Cream)
  • Bernat Puff Ball Holiday or options mentioned above – white
  • Hooks – F (5/3.75mm), G hook (6/4.25mm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional – blush or chalk and a Q-tip

ABBREVIATIONS

  • BLO=back loop only
  • Ch=chain
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • St=stitch(es)

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go into the next st.
  • When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set.
  • The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.

NOTES

  • The face and back of head are worked in the round without joins – use a stitch marker to mark the first st of the round.
  • The hat is a half circle.
  • Santa Pocket Ornament dimension is approximately 4.5”

PATTERN (G hook, unless otherwise noted)

Face: (flesh tone yarn)

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  • R1: Start with a magic ring, ch1, hdc 6 into the ring. Tighten ring. (6)
  • R2: 2hdc each st around. (12)
  • R3: *hdc 1, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (18)
  • R4: *hdc 2, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (24)
  • R5: *hdc 3, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (30)
  • R6: *hdc 4, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. Sc 1, sl st 1. Finish off. (38)

Head back: Repeat Face instructions with white yarn.

Hat: (red yarn

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  • R1: Start with a magic ring, hdc 6 into the ring, turn. (6)
  • R2: Ch1, 2hdc each st, turn. (12)
  • R3: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 1, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (18)
  • R4: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 2, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (24)
  • R5: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (30)
  • R6: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 4, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (36)
  • R7: Ch1, sc each st around. Finish off with long tail for sewing. (36)

Hat edging: (F hook)

  • Along straight edge, sl st evenly with Puff Ball yarn. Leave 1 Puff Ball for “dangle”. Cut yarn at end of dangle Puff Ball.

ASSEMBLY:

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  • Hat to face – Sew hat to face aligning hat just above the center of the face. Finish off and weave in tails.
  • Face accents – using black yarn place two eyes. Using face yarn, center nose a row below eyes and repeat the stitch 5-6 times until you like the results of the nose. Now with your Q-tip and blush or chalk, lightly paint on a “cherry nose” and blushed cheeks – set the blush/chalk by rubbing gently over the areas with your finger (the oil from your skin will set the blush/chalk).
  • Beard (F hook) – place face and back of head wrong sides together, pin into place. With back of head (white circle) facing, sl st BLO from next st below hat edge around with Puff Ball yarn. Finish off.
  • Hanger – with a 12” piece of red yarn, find center of face piece (behind the hat) and hat, run yarn through both face and hat over one st and pull yarn even to top of your Santa Pocket Ornament. Tie a knot to desired length.
  • Optional – I used white yarn and sewed three sts of the face and back of head together on either side to close up the pocket a bit. If you’d rather not have the pocket, sew up the back of head and face completely around – add a bit of stuffing for a 3 dimensional effect. This project would also make a darling Sachet – simply fill with you fragrance pebbles (sugar cookie), a spice bag, cinnamon sticks, etc., then sew the pocket closed <3

©The Hooked Haberdasher 2014, All Rights Reserved

I sure hope you enjoyed making your Santa Pocket Ornament as much as I enjoyed sharing the pattern with you. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, as this ornament is the first in a series of many to come over the next month or so – you don’t want to miss out – so subscribe today!

~ Wendy

 

 

 

Stitch’n Style Handbag CAL Ending Soon!

Did you hop along with us for the Stitch’n Style Handbag Blog Hop CAL, hosted by Charmed By Ewe, Pattern Paradise and The Hooked Haberdasher? The event ends tomorrow – get your photo of your finished project to us on the pinned post of the Facebook Event to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prizes!

LOOK at this wonderful bag from Cecelia – <3 the color combo!

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 And another from Karen, which she made into a diaper bag – Genius!

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Entries for the drawing ends tomorrow 7/31/14 at midnight, so be sure to get your entry in on the Facebook Event page!

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~ Wendy

72 Hour Flash Sale!

72 hour flash sale!

While you’re here, be sure to subscribe to the blog so you’ll always be in the “know”!

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The Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern is on sale at 40% off for the next 72 hours only!

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Model photos courtesy of Yarn Medley’s From The Heart

Hurry on over to my Ravelry Shop and use coupon code DOLLY40 at checkout to receive your 40% off discount of the Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern! Flash sale expires 7/26/14 11:59 p.m. MDT.

~ Wendy

Week #4 ~ Stitch’n Style Handbag Blog Hop CAL

Originally posted on Pattern Paradise:

Today starts Week 4 of our Stitch’n Style Handbag CAL. This week is hosted by Janaya of Charmed by Ewe so head on over to her blog to get the instructions for the sides and handles of the bag. Let’s have fun! Next week is the final reveal! ~Maria~

If you haven’t joined the event yet, there’s still time, just head on over to the event page and join.

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Project Sweet Peas & Free Character Hat Pattern!

I belong to a wonderful group on Facebook – Elk Studio Crocheters, founded by Kathy Lashley of Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet. There is a charity event monthly called Elk Studio-From The Heart. Anyone can join in the gift of giving by going to the linked webpage.

This month’s charity is Project Sweet Peas, organized by my dear friend, Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise. The charity has conveyed their needs and one of the requests was for “character hats”, as the loving nurses in the NICU <3 to dress up the newborn babies in their care for Halloween. So I hunted around for free “character hat” patterns – and there are a lot out there – in fact so many, I was overwhelmed. With that being said, I put my designing mind to work and with hook to yarn, came up with “character” pom-pom hats. Oh, goodness – what fun I had making these tiny little newborn hats and decided I would share my design with you as a free pattern. I encourage you to use this pattern not only for personal use, but to also make “character hats” for newborns and donate to your local NICU, as most NICUs all over the country like to dress their babies up for the fall holiday! I learned something years ago when I was making handcrafted greeting cards – since you have all the supplies at the “ready”, why not make two or three at the same sitting – this applies now to my crochet projects, too. So while you’re making one of these hats for a newborn, why not make two or three or TEN, and gift some to your local hospital’s NICU.  Your generosity would be greatly appreciated, especially by the family of the newborns staying in the NICU! Please visit the Project Sweet Peas website to learn more about how you can help in their efforts.

So without further ado, here is the free newborn “character” hat pattern.

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MATERIALS

Worsted weight yarn (“red character”-black, red, yellow, white; “pink character”-black, pink, white)

Size H hook (8/5.00mm)

Yarn needle

Fiberfill – optional

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch=chain

Hdc=half double crochet

Sc=single crochet

Sk=skip

Sl st=slip stitch

St=stitch(es)

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go in the next st. When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set. The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.
  • Newborn size fits head circumference 12-13”
  • Using the nearly seamless round technique inspired by Cre8tion Crochet. For the hdc using this technique, I sl st into both top loops. See the videotutorial for a visual reference.

HAT (directions for “red character”; “pink character” options below)

R1: With black start with a magic ring, hdc 10 into ring, join with sl st to 1st hdc. Tighten ring. (10)

R2: ch1, sk1, 2hdc each st to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (20)

R3: ch1, sk1, *hdc 1, 2hdc*, repeat ** around to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (30)

R4: ch1, sk1, *hdc 2, 2hdc*, repeat ** around to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R5: ch1, sk1, hdc each st around to last st. Working over ch1, place last hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R6-R8: repeat R5. (40)

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Fig. 1 working “beneath” (over) R14

R9-R13: Change color to red. ch1, sk1, hdc each st around to last st. Working over ch1, place last hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R14: Change color to yellow. Ch1, sl st each st around, join with sl st to 1st sl st. (40)

R15: Ch1, turn. Working beneath R14, work 1 sc each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc. (40)- see Fig 1

R16-R20: ch1, work 1 sc each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc. R20 Finish off leaving a 36” tail for sewing. (40)

BUTTONS (make 2)

R1: With white start with a magic ring, sc 8 into the ring, sl st to 1st sc. Tighten ring. (8)

R2: sl st each st around. Finish off, leaving a 4” tail. (8)

POM POMS (make 2)

Using black, either use the green clover pom-pom maker or wrap the yarn around your palm 40-50 times, carefully remove loops from your hand. With an 8” piece of yarn, tie the middle of your wrapped loops tightly, knot to secure. Cut loop ends on either side of the tied wrap – fluff, and trim if you wish.

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Fig. 2

CONSTRUCTION

Using your yarn needle, thread with the long yellow tail. Turn up the yellow rows and sew to the posts of R13, stuffing lightly as you go. Finish off and weave in ends. – see Fig 2

Use your tails to tie your buttons onto the red section of your hat.

Use your tails to tie your pom-poms to the top of your hat (I find the center of the hat top, insert crochet hook from inside out at the bottom of R2 and pull one tail to the inside of the hat; then repeat the process with the second tail at the bottom of R4 and tie the tails into a secure knot inside the hat and trim tails), in a position you like to represent the mouse ears.

“PINK CHARACTER” OPTION

Work the hat the same as the “red character”. On R14, change back to black and continue the remainder of the hat in the same fashion as the “red character”.

BOW

R1: With pink, ch 11, hdc 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn. (9)

R2: Hdc each st across, ch1, turn. (9)

R3: repeat R2. Finish off, weave in tails. (9)

R4: Start with a long tail and then use approximately 12-18” of yarn and wind around center of bow, cross tie at the back, leaving two long tails to attach to hat.

R5: With white and using your yarn needle, make French knots for dots.

POLKA DOTS (make six)

R1: With white, start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. Tighten ring and finish off leaving a 4” tail to tie dots to hat. (6)

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*Instructional videotutorials courtesy of Cro8tion Crochet, Crochet Garden & Moogly

The Hooked Haberdasher ©2014, All Rights Reserved

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I hope you enjoy this free “character” hat pattern and so as not to miss anything new to my blog, why not subscribe by email and follow to keep “in the know” <3. I do strongly urge you to make some hats and gift them to your local hospital’s NICU.

♥ ~ Wendy

4-step Challenge Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 10 winners of The Gaucho TrailHat pattern. The 4-step challenge on my Facebook Fan Page is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and shared the 4-step Challenge!

Check the list to see if you were randomly chosen by WooBox! You have until 7/24/14 11:59 p.m. PDT to claim your prize! Email me at thehookedhaberdasher@gmail.com so I can send you your copy of The Gaucho TrailHat pattern. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

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Jess Ica D

Deb Crossin

Iretxe Aguado

Lynette Joe

Shanna Walker

AG Handmades

Tanya Williams

Nicole Eckert

Diane Schweinhagen

Darcie Ogle

Congrats, Again!

♥ Wendy