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Free Handy Hugs Doll Scarf Pattern

I made a tiny version for Maddy and thought you might like one too.  Newsletter subscribers got the first look at this pattern.  It is not an exact replica of the human-sized scarf pattern but an adequate version for Maddy or other 10-11 inch high doll. Please note that It has not been tested, so do let me know if you have any trouble with it by contacting me using the Contact Form.

Handy Hugs Doll Scarf

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This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.

Copyright 2014 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved

 

With dk sport yarn or sock yarn and a 1.75mm hook (or as close a match to yarn and hook as you can get), CH 5.
1.  SC in ea across.  CH 1, turn.
Continue repeating Row 1 until you achieve the desired length for doll’s scarf.  Finish off, hiding tail in work.  I used regular SC on each alternate row and then SC from the back (click link for video demo on working SC from back and working in back bumps) on every other row.  All odd numbered rows (right side) were regular SC and all even numbered rows (wrong side) were made using SC from the back.
Rotate work so it is horizontal with right side facing you and rejoin yarn with a SS in side of stitches 2 rows from end of work.

Create thumb:  CH 3 and SS in 2nd and last back bump from hook.  SS twice in side of stitches to end of scarf and now rotate work to stitch in end of scarf.
Create index finger:  SS in 1st SC and CH 4.  SS in 2nd back bump from hook and in last 2 back bumps.  SS in next SC.
Create middle finger:  CH 5.  SS in 2nd back bump from hook and last 3.  SS in next SC.
Create ring finger:  CH 4.  SS in 2nd back bump from hook and in last 2.  SS in last SC.
Create pinky finger:  CH 3.  SS in 2nd back bump from hook and in last back bump.  SS in side of hand.  Finish off.  Hide tails in work.

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Create the second hand by flipping work horizontal with wrong side facing you and repeating instructions for thumb and fingers.  Thumbs should be on the same side of scarf.

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Eggs Over Easy

Here’s another example of an existing pattern turned into another pattern with some slight MADifications.  While looking at the melted snowman pattern, Wendy Austin-Rawlings read my mind that it could easily be turned into an egg pattern.  So I enlisted her help in testing it out. Wendy was kind enough to do a version in both thread and in yarn so we could see it in two sizes.  I removed a round from the melting snowman head and changed the color of yarn for that portion to yellow.  Then, she took notes of exactly what she did in the round where I indicated to freeform.  So now you can get the same results as she did!  She also added a few stitches to keep it from curling.  All the instructions are included in the pattern below.

Eggs Over Easy

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Photo copyrighted to Wendy Austin-Rawlings

This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted.  It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold, but credit must be given to me as the designer.  U.S. crochet terms used, throughout.

Copyright 2014 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved

Skills Needed to Complete This Experiment

Adjustable Ring, SS, SC, HDC, DC, Tr, INC, DEC, Ability to Work in the Round

Materials

  • Small amount of white worsted weight yarn
  • Small amount of yellow worsted weight yarn
  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker, use to mark last stitch in each round when making rounds
  • Crochet hook, size F, 3.75mm

Directions

Egg White

With F Hook and White Worsted Weight Yarn,

1 – 6 SC in adjustable ring
2 – INC in each SC around = 12 SC
3 – *SC in next SC, INC in next, repeat from * around = 18 SC
4 – *SC in next 2 SC, INC in next, repeat from * around = 24
5 – SC 4, HDC, DC in next 2, HDC, SC in next 3, DC in next 7, HDC, SC, SS 4 times.
6 – For this round, make 2 stitches in each stitch as follows except as noted:

  1. SC x 2
  2. HDC x 2
  3. Tr x 2
  4. Tr x 2
  5. Tr x 2
  6. DC x 2
  7. DC x 2
  8. HDC and SC
  9. SC and SS
  10. SC x 2
  11. HDC x 2
  12. DC x 2
  13. Tr x 3
  14. Tr and DC
  15. DC x 2
  16. Tr x 2
  17. Tr x 2
  18. Tr x 2
  19. DC x 2
  20. DC x 2
  21. SC x 2
  22. SS once in each of last 3 stitches = 46

7 – This round is all SC and Slip Stitches (SS) and the last few stitches are left unworked.  Make as follows:

SC 4, INC, SC 2, INC, INC, SC 8, DEC, SC 6, INC, INC, SS 2, SC 3, INC, SC 2, make 3 SC in next, SC 5, SS.

Yolk

With F Hook and Yellow Worsted Weight Yarn,

1 – 6 SC in adjustable ring
2 – INC in each SC around = 12 SC
3 – *SC in next SC, INC in next, repeat from * around = 18 SC
4 – SC around = 18 SC.  Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Stuff yolk and sew it over Rounds 1-4 of the egg white.

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Finished egg made of yarn. Photo copyright to Wendy Austin-Rawlings.

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Bottom of egg after yolk sewn on. Photo copyright to Wendy Austin-Rawlings.

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This is the test egg Wendy made using thread and a smaller hook – it’s the perfect size for a keychain! Photo copyright Wendy Austin-Rawlings.

 

 

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Snowman and Melting Snowman Patterns

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This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted.  It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold, but credit must be given to me as the designer.  U.S. crochet terms used, throughout.

Copyright 2014 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved

 

Skills Needed to Complete This Experiment

Adjustable Ring, SS, SC, HDC, DC, Tr, INC, DEC, INV DEC, BLO, Ability to Work Flat and in the Round

Materials

  • Small amount of white worsted weight yarn (the type with a shiny filament running through it works great for the look of snow and can usually be bought on sale after the holidays) but any will do
  • Small amount of black worsted weight yarn
  • Small amount of orange bedspread weight thread or about 36 inches of orange worsted weight, split into two plies, about 36 inches long
  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill
  • Your choice of black fabric paint, felt, embroidery thread, beads for eyes and buttons, twigs, brown chenille stems, to finish as desired and either invisible thread and sewing needle or glue to tack down hat and scarf.
  • Variegated Embroidery Floss for Scarf
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Stitch marker, use to mark last stitch in each round when making rounds
  • Crochet hook, size F, 3.75mm
  • Crochet Hook size 4, 1.25mm

Directions

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Full Snowman Head and Body (Made in one piece, Worked in the Round)

With F Hook and White Worsted Weight Yarn,

1 – 6 SC in adjustable ring
2 – INC in each SC around = 12 SC
3 – *SC in next SC, INC in next, repeat from * around = 18 SC
4-6 – SC around = 18 SC
7 – *SC in next SC, INV DEC, repeat from * around = 12 SC
8 – INV DEC around = 6 SC, stuff head firmly.
9 – INC in each stitch around = 12 SC
10 – INC in each stitch around = 24 SC
11-16 – SC around = 24 SC
17 – Using BLO for this round, *SC in next SC, DEC (regular), repeat from * around = 16 SC
18 – Using both loops again, *SC in next SC, INV DEC, repeat from * around and SC in last SC = 11 SC, stuff.
19 – INV DEC 5 times, and make one SC in last SC = 6 SC.

Finish off by threading yarn tail into tapestry needle and weaving through each outer loop of last round and gather tightly.  Knot and hide tail inside body.

Nose

With orange thread or half-plied worsted weight yarn and 1.25mm hook and working flat,

1 – CH 7 (1 is to turn).  SC in 2nd from hook and each across = 6
2 – SC across, CH 1, turn = 6
3 – DEC, SC 4, CH 1, turn = 5
4 – DEC, SC 3, CH 1, turn = 4
5 – SC across, CH 1, turn = 4
6 – DEC, SC 2, CH 1, turn = 3
7 – DEC, SC 1, CH 1, turn = 2
8 – SC 2, CH 1, fold long sides together so they meet and SS in sides of 7 rows, leave long tail for sewing.  Stuff nose with beginning tail and a scrap of yarn if necessary.  Use tail to sew nose to face.

Hat

With black and F Hook, Working in the Round,

1 – 6 SC in Adjustable Ring
2 – INC around = 12
3 – SC BLO around = 12
4-6 – SC in both loops around = 12
7 – *SC in next, INC in next, repeat from * around = 18
8 – INC in each stitch around = 36. Slip stitch in next and finish off. Weave in end.  Attach to snowman’s head by stitching on or gluing.

Scarf

With embroidery floss and F hook,

1 – CH 41.  SS in 2nd stitch from hook and in each across = 40.  CH 1, turn.

2-4 – SS in each stitch across, CH 1, turn until end of row 4.  Finish off, hiding ends in work. Wrap around snowman’s neck and glue or sew in place.

Finishing

Sew beads for eyes, mouth and buttons.  Insert chenille stems if arms are desired.

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Melting Snowman Head

Complete Rounds 1-5 of Full Snowman.  Finish off leaving a tail for sewing.

Melting Snowman Body

With F Hook and White Worsted Weight Yarn,

1 – 6 SC in adjustable ring
2 – INC in each SC around = 12 SC
3 – *SC in next SC, INC in next, repeat from * around = 18 SC
4 – *SC in next 2 SC, INC in next, repeat from * around = 24
5 – SC 4, HDC, DC in next 2, HDC, SC in next 3, DC in next 7, HDC, SC, SS 4 times.
6 – For this round, randomly make SS, SC, HDC, DC and Tr but make two in each stitch around = 48.  This makes each snowman unique and more realistic as they never melt into perfect circles.
7 – Optional round – SC around.

Stuff head and sew it towards one side or towards the back of the body.  Make hat, carrot nose, and scarf if desired.  Finish with beads for eyes, mouth, and buttons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bat Finger Puppet

mclbatfingerpuppetfinallogoThis pattern came about as a result of my Mental Health Experiment which you can read more about here.  My free Easy Amigurumi Peanut pattern was used as a basis for it.  With a few modifications and the addition of wings, we were able to create this cute little bat.  So whether you’re nutty or batty, you can enjoy this easy and quick to make treat!  U.S. Crochet terms used throughout.

Bat Finger Puppet

This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.

Copyright 2013 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved

Skills Necessary to Complete Experiment

Working in Rounds, Adjustable Ring, SC, DEC, INV DEC, HDC, DC

Materials for this Experiment

Size F Hook (3.75 mm)

Small amount Polyester Fiberfill

Small amount of Worsted Weight Tan or Brown Yarn

Small amount of Worsted Weight Black Yarn

Stitch Marker

Tapestry Needle

Optional 9mm safety eyes or use wiggle eyes, felt, embroidery thread, or fabric paint

Optional Felt, Fabric Paint, Embroidery Thread to Finish as Desired

Directions

Head and Body

With F (3.75mm) hook and worsted weight tan or brown colored yarn, starting at head, and working in rounds,

Rnd 1 – Make 5 SC in Adjustable Ring

Rnd 2 – Increase in each stitch around = 10

Rnd 3 – *SC in next stitch and increase in next (repeat from * around) = 15 (If work starts to turn, be sure the side facing out is the one that does not have the little horizontal lines.  The outside of this bat should be the smooth V-only side)

Rnds 4-6 – SC in each stitch around = 15.

Rnd 7 – *SC in next stitch and decrease in next using an INV DEC   (repeat from * around) = 10.  Place safety eyes if using.

Rnd 8 – SC in each stitch around (10).  Stuff head. *

Rnd 9 – *INC, SC 4, repeat from * = 12

Rnds 10-14 – SC in each stitch around (12).

Rnd 15 – *INV DEC, SC 4, repeat from * = 10  (take another INV DEC if it’s not tight enough on the finger.  Finish off.

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Wings (Make 2)

Note:  Wings are designed to create a slight arch while making – allow the yarn to lay that way.  The arch is meant to define the top part of the wings.  Several of my testers attached the wings upside-down, with the arch on the bottom – so it’s totally your preference as to the look you like best when attaching to the bat.

With F hook and darker brown or black yarn, and leaving a length for sewing, working flat,

Row 1 – CH 8, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next.  SC next 2 together, SC in last 3.  CH 1 and turn.

Row 2 – SC in next 3 SC, skip one and SC in next, and SS in last.  Finish off, hiding tail in wing.

Thread yarn tail into tapestry needle, pin and sew to sides of bat.  One will be facing wrong way.  This is okay.  Just give it to a kid and see if they mind.  😉

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Ears (Make 2)

You may use either the darker color or lighter color for your ears, depending on how you would like your bat to look.

1. In an adjustable ring, and leaving a tail for sewing, make SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC.  Pull tight, slip stitch, finish off, leaving additional tail for sewing.

Use both tails to sew ears onto head after pinning in place.

Finishing

Use embroidery floss, fabric paint, or felt to make facial details, as desired.  Don’t forget nose and fangs if you like.  Make as cute or scary as you like!  🙂

Note – Embroider all details for child-safe version.

 

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