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Charity Guide

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Charity Guide
for Crocheters

Your passion for crochet can make a difference in the lives


of those facing ill health or unfortunate life events.

LEISURE ARTS, INC. • Maumelle, Arkansas

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EDITORIAL STAFF
Senior Product Director: Pam Stebbins
Editorial Production Director: Tona Jolly
Introduction
Creative Art Director: Katherine Laughlin
Technical Writer: Lois J. Long
Technical Editors: Linda A. Daley,
Cathy Hardy, and Sarah Green.
C rocheters love sharing the warmth
of their handmade creations,
and this book makes it easy with
Editorial Writer: Susan Frantz Wiles
Art Category Manager: Lora Puls a collection of the most popular
Graphic Artist: Victoria Temple
Photography Technical Manager: charity projects, from hats and
Stephanie Johnson scarves to blankets and toys.
Prepress Technician: Janie Marie Wright
Contributing Photographer: Ken West
Contributing Photo Stylist: Sondra Daniel If you’re new to charity crochet, the general guidelines on
BUSINESS STAFF pages 4-5 will answer many of your basic questions, such as
President and Chief Executive Officer: what type of yarn to use and whether you should attach a
Fred F. Pruss
Senior Vice President of Operations: label. You’ll also get ideas on how to find local organizations
Jim Dittrich that need your items, so that your work benefits your own
Vice President of Retail Sales:
Martha Adams community. If you want to extend your outreach, see pages
Chief Financial Officer: Tiffany P. Childers 6-7 for a list of some popular national organizations that
Controller: Teresa Eby
Information Technology Director: distribute handmade donations.
Brian Roden
Director of E-Commerce: Mark Hawkins
Manager of E-Commerce: Robert Young People who don’t crochet or knit may question why anyone
would invest their time and money making handmade
Copyright © 2016 by Leisure Arts, Inc., items for charity, when comparable items are readily
104 Champs Blvd., STE 100, Maumelle, AR
72113‑6738, www.leisurearts.com. All rights available in stores. However, anyone who has ever worked
reserved. This publication is protected with a group serving the needy knows that the handmade
under federal copyright laws. Reproduction
or distribution of this publication or any factor is what makes your gifts special. People are touched
other Leisure Arts publication, including
publications which are out of print, is
when they realize that a stranger has made something from
prohibited unless specifically authorized. the heart, just for them.
This includes, but is not limited to, any
form of reproduction or distribution on or
through the Internet, including posting,
Don’t underestimate how much the act of crocheting will
scanning, or e-mail transmission.
help you, too. The repetitive moves make it helpful for stress
We have made every effort to ensure
that these instructions are accurate relief and distraction from worries. The creative outlet also
and complete. We cannot, however, be gives a sense of accomplishment and
responsible for human error, typographical
mistakes, or variations in individual work. well-being. Charity crochet can even help
Library of Congress Control Number: fight depression or feelings of isolation.
2016930435
ISBN-13/EAN: 978-1-4647-4453-2
UPC: 0-28906-06659-3 To discover what type of charity project
appeals most to you, browse through the
designs beginning on page 8. Then get
ready to feel good about yourself
while helping others at the same time!
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Table of Contents
How You Can Help...................................................................4 Baby Booties............................................................................28
Warm Up America! Blocks.....................................................8 Kid’s Slippers............................................................................30
Hooded Scarf..........................................................................10 Puppet Mittens.......................................................................33
Man’s Cap.................................................................................12 Pocket Lap Robe....................................................................38
Man’s Muffler............................................................................14 Cuddle Bunny..........................................................................42
Kid’s Hat....................................................................................16 Woman’s Slippers...................................................................46
Preemie Cap............................................................................18 Scrap Afghan...........................................................................48
Baby Blanket............................................................................20 Pet Blanket & Toy...................................................................50
Woman’s Cap & Mittens.......................................................23 Football.....................................................................................54
Kid’s Scarf..................................................................................26 General Instructions..............................................................57

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How You Can Help
GENERAL INFORMATION
Verify needs and guidelines Keep items fresh and clean
Community service programs have specific guidelines Some recipients are allergic or sensitive to odors from
that are subject to change, so it’s good to contact them homes with smokers or pets. Popular odor-removal
before making or shipping your donations. They may methods include washing with vinegar or borax and
accept only items made of certain fibers or have special hanging outdoors in sun.
needs for particular items. For organizations found on the
Internet or in older publications, contact them to make Share excess yarn
sure the program is still active. Consider donating excess yarn to groups so that other
volunteers can turn it into finished items. Schools,
Use easy-care yarns rehabilitation groups, and prison ministries also like to
Many groups request that items be made with yarns that receive yarn donations for teaching programs or therapy.
can be machine washed and dried. Some prefer washable
wool because of its natural warmth, but others require Fiber and care labels
cotton or synthetic yarns for sensitive skin or allergies. Tags with sizing and care information are helpful to the
distribution groups and recipients. The tag template
Health and safety matters included on page 64 may be photocopied and attached
For infection control, items should be made out of new with a string or length of yarn.
materials.
Privacy matters
Do not use safety pins or straight pins. Tags may be Groups want to know who their contributors are, but
attached with string or a length of yarn instead. most do not allow “made by” tags with names on the
individual items.
Avoid fringe, tassels, or openwork patterns that could
become tangled underfoot or caught in wheelchair Avoid religious messages
mechanisms. Some charitable organizations cannot accept items that
might cause them to be perceived as religious based,
For babies and toddlers, avoid choking hazards. These because it could jeopardize their funding. As Binky Patrol
include ties, drawstrings, buttons, etc. guidelines say, “Please respect this. The love you put
into your binky will not be lessened by following this
Items for pets should be closely worked for warmth and guideline.”
safety. Yarn ends should be double-knotted and fastened
off with long lengths woven through the work to prevent
unraveling.

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LOCAL OUTREACH
Many crocheters start out making things for family and friends and then extend their help to others. Local organizations
that accept handmade items include hospitals and clinics, children’s agencies, veterans’ groups, retirement homes,
nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters, pet shelters, churches, civic groups, disaster relief agencies, law
enforcement agencies, and community service agencies. Many have volunteer programs or auxiliary groups that you
may contact about donating handmade items; some work year-round and some only gear up during special times.

Lap robes for sick and elderly Caps for those with hair loss
When health concerns make it necessary for someone to Cancer patients and others with hair loss appreciate soft,
move to a nursing home or assisted care community, the washable, hand-made caps. These gifts not only show
lifestyle change can be disorienting and frightening. A that someone cares but also help the wearer feel more
handmade lap robe or afghan can provide comfort and comfortable with their changing appearance.
daily proof that the recipient has not been forgotten.
Research by phone or online will help you find hospitals
The size of a lap robe should be determined by the size of and clinics who want cap donations. There are also
the recipient. For example, 28" x 36" may be sufficient for charitable organizations that work regionally to distribute
a slender person of short to medium height, while a larger caps. You can locate a number of these through Internet
person may need a lap robe 36" x 45" or more. The 33" x searches for “chemo caps.”
40" Pocket Lap Robe on page 38 is a good universal size
that can be customized for men or women by your choice When you consider what kind of yarn to use, remember
of colors and pocket trims. For other sizes, use the Warm that a natural yarn like cotton is preferable during
Up America! Blocks on pages 8-9. warm months or when the cap will be worn indoors.
Chemotherapy patients also prefer a pattern that covers
Be sure to use yarn that can be washed and dried by the sides and back of the head. The hats on pages 12, 16,
machine in an industrial laundry. Also sew a piece of and 23 give sizes for men, women, and children.
white fabric to the item so the recipient’s name can be
written on it, to ensure its return to the proper person.

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NATIONWIDE PROGRAMS
To broaden your outreach, consider sending your crocheted items to an organization that responds to needs across the
country. The programs below and opposite are some popular favorites. For more choices, ask for recommendations from
friends who knit or crochet, check online forums in social media groups or on knit and crochet industry websites, or go
online and search for “charity crochet.”

Soldiers’ Angels Project Linus


Founded in 2003 by Patti Patton-Bader while her son The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of
was in Iraq, Soldiers’ Angels is dedicated to supporting security, warmth, and comfort to children, ages newborn
veterans of all generations, wounded and deployed to 18 years, who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise
military personnel, and their families. “May No Soldier Go in need through new, handmade blankets and afghans.
Unloved” encapsulates their motivation.
Blankets are collected locally and distributed in hospitals,
Sewing and Crafting Team volunteers collect crocheted, shelters, social service agencies, or wherever needed.
knitted, loomed, sewn, quilted, woven, and crafted items, Volunteers in nearly 400 chapters in 50 states have
including lap robes, hats, baby blankets, and other items. delivered more than 5.7 million blankets since Karen
Loucks founded the group in 1995. All styles of blankets
To learn more, visit soldiersangels.org and click on How are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece
We Help/Other Support. You may also contact Soldiers’ blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving
Angels, 2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310, San Antonio, Texas blankets.
78217, (210) 629-0020.
To locate a chapter in your area, visit ProjectLinus.org or
contact Project Linus National Headquarters, P.O. Box 5621,
Snuggles Project Bloomington, IL 61702-5621, (309) 585-0686.
Founded in 1996 by Rae French, president of Hugs for
Homeless Animals, the Snuggles Project has provided
more than a million security blankets for shelter animals. Binky Patrol, Inc.
The primary purpose of the Snuggle is to provide physical When babies or children experience serious illness, abuse,
and psychological comfort at a time when the animal abandonment, or homelessness, Binky Patrol makes
feels the most vulnerable and hopeless. it their mission to help provide comfort and warmth.
Since 1996, volunteers who crochet, knit, quilt, or sew
Snuggles may be donated directly to participating have created hundreds of thousands of blankets called
shelters listed in the Worldwide Shelter Directory at “binkies” for children ages newborn to 18.
h4ha.org.
The organization has more than 120 chapters of
Visit snugglesproject.org or contact Snuggles Project/ blanket-makers nationwide, which are easy to locate
Hugs for Homeless Animals, 12725 SW Millikan Way, on binkypatrol.org. If there isn’t a chapter near you,
STE 300, Beaverton, OR 97005, (503) 828-9826 you may send finished blankets to Binky Patrol, Inc.,
or toll-free (888) 871-1975, snuggles@h4ha.org. c/o Carolyn Berndt, Director, 1422 Edinger Ave. #130,
Tustin, CA 92780 or c/o Susan Finch, Founder,
P.O. Box 652, Beaverton, OR 97005.

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Newborns in Need, Inc. Phillip’s Wish
Newborns in Need donates basic essentials to hospitals Organized in Fort Worth, Texas, more than a decade ago
and social service agencies that provide assistance to by Phillip Pruitt and his mother, Cyndi Bunch, what began
premature, ill, or impoverished newborns. Using their as a child’s wish for the comfort of others has spread to
sewing, crocheting, or knitting skills, volunteers in more thousands of volunteers who distribute blankets, coats,
than 55 chapters donate blankets, booties, hats, clothing, hats, gloves, toiletries, and toys to the homeless.
diapers, toys, and other basic items, including burial
gowns and bereavement keepsakes. The objective of Phillip’s Wish is to restore the basic right
to food, shelter, education, and medical care to homeless,
In 2014, Newborns in Need donated 475,000 items, which mentally ill, individuals afflicted with substance abuse,
served 39,583 babies. NIN was started by Carol Green and families facing the unexpected.
in 1992 in Houston, Missouri, and moved in 2007 to
Pfafftown, North Carolina, under the direction of Connie To help, visit PhillipsWish.com or contact Phillip’s Wish,
Edwards, President. 12188 Thicket Bend Drive, Keller, Texas 76248, (817) 379-1287,
cyndibunch@verizon.net.
Visit newbornsinneed.org or contact headquarters at
3323 Transou Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040, (336) 469-8953,
nationaloffice@newbornsinneed.org. Warm Up America!
Warm Up America! collects crocheted and knitted
afghans, clothing, and accessories to bring comfort
Santa Train to people who have lost their homes, fled abusive
Annually since 1943, Santa has been traveling the rails to relationships, or who are being cared for in hospices,
provide 15 tons of goodies, toys, and gifts to residents of shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes. Thousands of
Appalachia. Hand-made scarves, gloves, mittens, and hats handmade items go to local charities each year.
are welcome gifts presented at each train stop. All sizes
are needed, with special emphasis on items for children. Warm Up America! began in 1991, founded by Evie Rosen
On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, area volunteers join and aided by the Craft Yarn Council of America, a non-
the railroad employees of CSX Transportation, Inc., the profit association of yarn companies and publishers. WUA
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, and other corporate encouraged crocheters and knitters to use their scrap
sponsors to distribute gifts as the train travels more than yarn to make 7" by 9" blocks that could be combined into
100 miles from Shelby, Kentucky, to Kingsport, Tennessee. afghans for the needy.

For more information, see The Santa Train page Three block patterns are provided on pages 8-9. For more,
on Facebook or contact Kingsport Area Chamber visit WarmUpAmerica.org or contact Warm Up America!
of Commerce, Attn: Santa Train, 400 Clinchfield Foundation, 3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102, Carrollton, TX 75007,
Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660, (423) 392-8800, (972) 325-7232, info@WarmUpAmerica.org.
kingsportchamber.org, or thesantatrain@gmail.com.

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WARM UP AMERICA! BLOCKS

Note: See page 7 to learn about the


Ch 26. Sweet Pea Block
Warm Up America! program.
Multiple of 7 chs.
Row 1 (Wrong side): Sc in second ch
INSTRUCTIONS from hook, H ch 1, skip next ch, sc in
Basic patchwork afghans are made next ch; repeat from H across: 13 sc
of forty‑nine 7" x 9" (18 cm x 23 cm) and 12 ch‑1 sps.
rectangle blocks that are sewn
together. Any pattern stitch can be Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
used for the rectangle. Use acrylic around back of any stitch on Row 1
medium weight yarn. Use size H to mark right side.
(5 mm) crochet hook or size needed
to obtain the gauge of 8 double Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc and in
crochets to 2" (5 cm). next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp)
across to last sc, sc in last sc: 14 sc Ch 28.
and 11 ch‑1 sps.
Seed Stitch Block Row 1 (Right side): Dc in fourth ch
Multiple of 2 chs. Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, ch 1, from hook (3 skipped chs count as
(sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to last first dc), H skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in
2 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc: 13 sc next ch (5‑dc group), skip next 2 chs,
and 11 ch‑1 sps. dc in next 2 chs (2‑dc group); repeat
from H 2 times more, skip next 2 chs,
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern until 3 dc in last ch: 3 5‑dc groups.
Block measures approximately 8½"
(21.5 cm) from beginning ch; do not Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
finish off. around any stitch to mark Row 1 as
right side.
Edging: Ch 1, with right side facing,
  sc evenly around, working 3 sc in
each corner; join with slip st to first
sc, finish off.

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Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now Cluster Rows Block Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first
and throughout), turn; dc in   sp Multiple of 2 chs. sc, (ch 1, sc in next sc) across.
before next dc (Fig. 6, page 59),
H 5 dc in sp between dc of next Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc plus
2-dc group, dc in sp between second ch 1), turn; (work Cluster in next
and third dc of next 5-dc group and ch-1 sp, ch 1) across, dc in last sc:
in next sp (between third and fourth 12 Clusters, 2 dc, and 13 ch‑1 sps.
dc); repeat from H across to last 4 dc,
skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in sp before last Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc, ch 1,
dc. skip next ch-1 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp,
ch 1) across to last ch-1 sp, skip
Repeat Row 2 for pattern until last ch-1 sp, sc in last dc: 13 sc and
Block measures approximately 8½" 12 ch‑1 sps.
(21.5 cm) from beginning ch; do not
finish off. STITCH GUIDE Rows 6 and 7: Ch 1, turn; sc in first
CLUSTER (uses one ch-1 sp) sc, (ch 1, sc in next sc) across.
Edging: Ch 1, with right side facing, H YO, insert hook in sp indicated,
  sc evenly around, working 3 sc in YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw Repeat Rows 4-7 for pattern until
each corner; join with slip st to first through 2 loops on hook; repeat Block measures approximately 8½"
sc, finish off. from H once more, YO and draw (21.5 cm) from beginning ch; do not
through all 3 loops on hook. finish off.

Edging: Ch 1, with right side facing,


Ch 26.   sc evenly around, working 3 sc in
each corner; join with slip st to first
Row 1 (Wrong side): Sc in second ch sc, finish off.
from hook, H ch 1, skip next ch, sc in
next ch; repeat from H across: 13 sc
and 12 ch‑1 sps. Assembly
Sew Blocks together, forming
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn 7 vertical strips of 7 Blocks each and
around back of any stitch on Row 1 measuring 7" x 63" (18 cm x 160 cm);
to mark right side. then sew strips together in same
manner.

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HOODED SCARF

INSTRUCTIONS Row 4: Ch 4, turn; skip next 2 sc, 3 dc


Scarf in next ch-1 sp, H ch 1, skip next 3 sc,
Finished Scarf Measurement: Ch 180. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from H
6" x 74" (15 cm x 188 cm) across to last 3 sc, ch 1, skip next 2 sc,
Finished Hood Size: Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook dc in last sc: 134 dc and 45 ch-1 sps.
One size fits most Adults and in next 2 chs, H ch 1, skip next
ch, sc in next 3 chs; repeat from H Rows 5-9: Repeat Rows 3 and 4
SHOPPING LIST across: 135 sc and 44 ch-1 sps. twice, then repeat Row 3 once more:
135 sc and 44 ch-1 sps.
Yarn (Bulky Weight)
Row 2 (Right side): Ch 4 (counts
[6 ounces, 185 yards
as first dc plus ch 1, now and Finish off.
(170 grams, 169 meters) per skein]:
throughout), turn; skip next 2 sc,
 2 skeins
3 dc in next ch-1 sp, H ch 1, skip
Crochet Hook next 3 sc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat Hood
 Size K (6.5 mm)
from H across to last 3 sc, ch 1, skip Row 1: With right side of Scarf
or size needed for gauge
next 2 sc, dc in last sc: 134 dc and facing, skip first 16 ch-1 sps and
45 ch-1 sps.   join yarn with dc in next sc (see
Joining With Dc, page 58); ch 1, skip
GAUGE INFORMATION Note: Loop a short piece of yarn next 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, H ch 1,
In pattern, 2 repeats = 3¼" (8.25 cm); around any stitch to mark Row 2 as skip next 3 sc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp;
4 rows = 2¼" (5.75 cm) right side. repeat from H 10 times more, ch 1,
Gauge Swatch: 6" wide x 4" high skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc, leave
(15.25 cm x 10 cm) Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc, sc in remaining 16 ch-1 sps unworked:
Ch 16. next ch‑1 sp and in next dc, H ch 1, 38 dc and 13 ch-1 sps.
Rows 1-7: Work same as Scarf: 12 sc skip next dc, sc in next dc, sc in next
and 3 ch-1 sps. ch‑1 sp and in next dc; repeat from H Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc, sc in
Finish off. across: 135 sc and 44 ch-1 sps. next ch-1 sp and in next dc, H ch 1,
skip next dc, sc in next dc, sc in next
ch-1 sp and in next dc; repeat from H
across: 39 sc and 12 ch-1 sps.

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Row 3: Ch 4, turn; skip next 2 sc, 3 dc in next
ch-1 sp, H ch 1, skip next 3 sc, 3 dc in next
ch-1 sp; repeat from H across to last 3 sc, ch 1,
skip next 2 sc, dc in last sc: 38 dc and 13 ch-1 sps.

Rows 4-6: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 once, then


repeat Row 2 once more: 39 sc and 12 ch-1 sps.

Joining Row (Back Hood seam): Ch 1, turn;


  fold Hood in half with right side together;
matching sts on Row 6 and working through
outside loops of both thicknesses, sc in each st
across; finish off.

Edging
With right side of Scarf facing and working in
  free loops of beginning ch (Fig. 3b, page 59),
join yarn with dc in ch at base of first sc; 2 dc
in same st, (ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 chs)
across to last 2 chs, ch 1, skip next ch, 3 dc in last
ch, ch 1; (3 dc, ch 1) around dc at end of each
dc row across; working across unworked sts on
Row 9 of Scarf, 3 dc in first sc, (ch 1, skip next
sc, dc in next sc, dc in next ch-1 sp and in next
sc) across to last 2 sc, ch 1, skip last 2 sc and last
ch-1 sp; (3 dc, ch 1) around dc at end of each
dc row across Hood; working across unworked
sts on Row 9 of Scarf, ch 1, skip first ch-1 sp and
first 2 sc, dc in next sc, dc in next ch-1 sp and in
next sc, (ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc, dc in
next ch-1 sp and in next sc) across to last 2 sc,
ch 1, skip next sc, 3 dc in last sc, ch 1; (3 dc, ch 1)
around dc at end of each dc row across; join with
slip st to first dc, finish off.

Design by Lois J. Long.

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MAN’S CAP

STITCH GUIDE Rnd 2: Ch 3, working in   Back


Finished Size: 22" (56 cm) head FRONT POST DOUBLE Loops Only (Fig. 2, page 58), dc in
circumference CROCHET (abbreviated FPdc) same st, 2 dc in next dc and in each
YO, insert hook from front to back dc around; join with slip st to first dc:
SHOPPING LIST around post of st indicated (Fig. 4, 24 dc.
page 59), YO and pull up a loop
Yarn (Medium Weight)
(3 loops on hook), (YO and draw Rnd 3: Slip st from front to back
[5 ounces, 251 yards
through 2 loops on hook) twice. around post of same st (Fig. 4,
(142 grams, 230 meters) per skein]:
BACK POST DOUBLE page 58), ch 3, dc in next dc, work
 1 skein
CROCHET (abbreviated BPdc) BPdc around same dc, H work FPdc
Crochet Hook YO, insert hook from back to front around next dc, dc in next dc, work
 Size J (6 mm)
around post of st indicated (Fig. 4, BPdc around same dc; repeat from
or size needed for gauge
page 59), YO and pull up a loop H around; join with slip st to first st:
(3 loops on hook), (YO and draw 36 sts.
through 2 loops on hook) twice.
GAUGE SWATCH Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn; hdc in first 2 sts,
2½" (6.25 cm) diameter 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next 2 sts,
Work same as Body through Rnd 2: INSTRUCTIONS 2 hdc in next st) around; join with
24 dc. Body slip st to   Front Loop Only (Fig. 2,
Ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring. page 58) of first hdc: 48 hdc.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3 (counts Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn; working in Back


as first dc, now and throughout), Loops Only, dc in same st and in next
11 dc in ring; join with slip st to first 2 hdc, (2 dc in next hdc, dc in next
dc: 12 dc. 2 hdc) around; join with slip st to first
dc: 64 dc.

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Rnd 6: Do not turn; slip st from front to
back around post of same st, ch 3, work
BPdc around next dc, (work FPdc around
next dc, work BPdc around next dc)
around; join with slip st to first st.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn; hdc in first st and in


each st around; join with slip st to Front
Loop Only of first hdc.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, turn; dc in Back Loop Only of


next hdc and each hdc around; join with
slip st to first dc.

Rnds 9-16: Repeat Rnds 6-8 twice, then


repeat Rnds 6 and 7 once more.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn; sc in Back Loop Only


of first hdc and each hdc around; join
with slip st to both loops of first sc.

Rnds 18-20: Ch 1, do not turn; sc in both


loops of same st and each sc around; join
with slip st to first sc.

Finish off.

Design by Barbara Shaffer.

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MAN’S MUFFLER

STITCH GUIDE Row 2: With right side facing,


Finished Size: 6¾" x 45½" LONG DOUBLE CROCHET   join Red with dc in first sc (see
(17 cm x 115.5 cm) (abbreviated LDC) Joining With Dc, page 58); dc in same
(excluding fringe) YO, working around previous row, sc, H ch 1, skip next 2 sc, 2 dc in next
insert hook in st indicated, YO and sc; repeat from H across; finish off:
SHOPPING LIST pull up a loop even with loops on 112 dc and 55 chs.
hook (3 loops on hook), (YO and
Yarn (Medium Weight)
draw through 2 loops on hook) Row 3: With wrong side facing,
[7 ounces, 370 yards
twice.   join Grey with sc in first dc (see
(198 grams, 338 meters) per skein]:
Joining With Sc, page 58); ch 1, skip
 Red - 1 skein
next dc, work LDC in second sc of
 Grey - 1 skein
Each row is worked across length of skipped 2-sc group one row below
Crochet Hook Muffler. next ch, H sc in next dc, ch 1, skip
 Size H (5 mm)
next dc, work LDC in second sc of
or size needed for gauge
skipped 2-sc group one row below
INSTRUCTIONS next ch; repeat from H across to
Body last 2 dc, skip next dc, sc in last dc;
GAUGE INFORMATION With Grey, ch 167. finish off: 166 sts.
In pattern,
(2 dc, ch 1) 4 times = 3½" (8.25 cm); Row 1 (Wrong side): Sc in second Row 4: With right side facing, join
6 rows = 2¼" (6.25 cm) ch from hook and in each ch across; Red with dc in first sc; dc in same
Gauge Swatch: 4" (10 cm) square finish off: 166 sc. sc, (ch 1, 2 dc in next sc) across;
With Grey, ch 14. finish off: 112 dc and 55 chs.
Work same as Body for 11 rows: 16 sts. Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
Finish off. around back of any stitch on Row 1
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Row 5: With wrong side facing, join
Grey with sc in first sc; ch 1, skip next
dc, work LDC in LDC one row below
next ch, H sc in next dc, ch 1, skip
next dc, work LDC in LDC one row
below next ch; repeat from H across
to last 2 dc, skip next dc, sc in last dc;
finish off: 166 sts.

Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until Muffler


measures approximately 6¼" (16 cm)
from beginning ch, ending by
working Row 5: 166 sts.

Edging: With right side facing, join


Grey with sc in first sc;   sc evenly
around entire Muffler, working 3 sc
in each corner; join with slip st to first
sc, finish off.

Holding three 14" (35.5 cm) strands


of Red together for each fringe,
  add fringe across short edges of
Muffler (Figs. 11c & d, page 61).

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KID’S HAT

INSTRUCTIONS Finishing
Body Thread yarn needle with long end.
Finished Size: 16" (40.5 cm) With Variegated, ch 68. With wrong side and ends of rows
head circumference together, working through both
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, loops on both pieces,   whipstitch
SHOPPING LIST H ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; top of Cap closed (Fig. 7a, page 60).
Yarn (Medium Weight) repeat from H across: 34 sc and   Weave side seam (Fig. 8,
[4 ounces, 235 yards 33 ch-1 sps. page 60).
(113 grams, 215 meters) per skein]:
 Variegated - 1 skein Row 2 (Right side): Ch 1, turn; sc in TIE
 White - 15 yards (13.5 meters) first sc and in next ch-1 sp, H ch 1, With White, make a twisted cord,
skip next sc, sc in next ch‑1 sp; repeat 18" (45.5 cm) long (see Twisted Cord
Crochet Hook
from H across to last sc, sc in last sc: below). Thread each end through
 Size G (4 mm)
35 sc and 32 ch-1 sps. one corner of top seam. Pull the two
or size needed for gauge
corners slightly together and tie Cord
Additional Supplies Note: Loop a short piece of yarn in a bow.
 Yarn needle
around any stitch to mark Row 2 as
right side.   TWISTED CORD
Cut two pieces of yarn, each 54"
GAUGE INFORMATION Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, ch 1, (137 cm) long. Holding both pieces
In pattern, H skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, together, fasten one end to a
17 sts and 13 rows = 4" (10 cm) ch 1; repeat from H across to last 2 sc, stationary object or have another
Gauge Swatch: 4" (10 cm) square skip next sc, sc in last sc: 34 sc and person hold it; twist until tight. Fold
With Variegated, ch 18. 33 ch-1 sps. in half and let it twist onto itself; knot
Work same as Body for 13 rows. both ends, cut folded end and trim
Finish off. Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until Body ends as desired.
measures 8" (20.5 cm) from
beginning ch; at end of last row,
finish off leaving a long end for
sewing.

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EDGING
With right side facing and White, work   Blanket
Stitch around bottom edge of Hat (Figs. A & B).

BLANKET STITCH
Come up at 1; go in at 2, leaving a small loop.
Come up again at 3 directly below 2 and in line
with 1 while holding yarn under needle with
thumb (Fig. A). Pull yarn through. Repeat around
edge (Fig. B).

Fig. A

Fig. B

Turn bottom edge of Hat up to form a brim.

Design by Kay Meadors.

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PREEMIE CAP

STITCH GUIDE Body


Finished Size: 11" (28 cm) SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER Row 1: Ch 1, do not turn; sc in end of
head circumference (abbreviated sc2tog) each row across: 42 sc.
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
YO and draw through all 3 loops on Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across
SHOPPING LIST
hook (counts as one sc).   changing to Blue in last sc made
Yarn (Medium Weight) (Fig. 5b, page 59); do not cut Green.
[7 ounces, 370 yards
(198 grams, 338 meters) per skein]:
INSTRUCTIONS Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
 Green - 1 skein
Ribbing across.
 Blue - 1 skein
With Green, ch 5.
Crochet Hook Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across
 Size H (5 mm) Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook changing to Green in last sc made;
or size needed for gauge and in each ch across: 4 sc. do not cut Blue.
Additional Supplies
 Yarn needle Row 2 (Right side): Ch 1, turn; sc in Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
  Back Loop Only of each sc across across.
(Fig. 2, page 58).
Rows 6-14: Repeat Rows 2‑5 twice,
GAUGE INFORMATION Note: Loop a short piece of yarn then repeat Row 2 once more.
15 sc and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) around any stitch to mark Row 2 as
Gauge Swatch: 4" (10 cm) square right side. Row 15: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4 sc,
With Green, ch 16. sc2tog, (sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog)
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook Rows 3-42: Ch 1, turn; sc in Back across: 35 sc.
and in each ch across: 15 sc. Loop Only of each sc across.
Rows 2-16: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc Row 16: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 3 sc,
across. Do not finish off. sc2tog, (sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) across
Finish off. changing to Green in last sc made:
28 sc.

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Row 17: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sc, TOP LOOPS on Row 1, slip st in free loop of next
sc2tog, (sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) Row 1: Ch 10, turn; slip st in   Front sc; repeat from H across, finish off
across: 21 sc. Loop Only of first sc (Fig. 2, page 58), leaving a long end for sewing.
H ch 10, slip st in Back Loop Only of
Row 18: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, next sc, ch 10, slip st in Front Loop Thread yarn needle with long end
sc2tog, (sc in next sc, sc2tog) across Only of next sc; repeat from H across; and sew back seam and ends of
changing to Blue in last sc made: finish off Blue only: 7 ch-10 loops. Ribbing. Fold Ribbing up to form a
14 sc. brim and tack in place.
Row 2: With right side facing and
Row 19: Ch 1, turn; beginning in first working in   free loops of sc on Design by Kay Meadors.
sc, sc2tog across: 7 sc. Row 20 (Fig. 3a, page 59), insert hook
in first sc, YO and pull up a loop with
Row 20: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc Green, H ch 10, working in front of
across, do not change colors. ch-10 on Row 1, slip st in free loop of
next sc, ch 10, working behind ch-10 19
BABY BLANKET

STITCH GUIDE INSTRUCTIONS


  BEGINNING CLUSTER Motif (Make 30)
Finished Size: 35" x 41½" (uses first 3 dc) With Off White, ch 4; join with slip st
(89 cm x 105.5 cm) Ch 2, H YO, insert hook in next to form a ring.
dc, YO and pull up a loop, YO and
SHOPPING LIST draw through 2 loops on hook; Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3 (counts
repeat from H once more, YO and as first dc, now and throughout),
Yarn (Medium Weight)
draw through all 3 loops on hook. 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3 dc in ring, ch 3)
[7 ounces, 370 yards
  CORNER CLUSTER 3 times; join with slip st to first dc:
(198 grams, 338 meters) per skein]:
(uses one sp) 12 dc and 4 ch-3 sps.
 Green - 2 skeins
H YO, insert hook in sp indicated,
 Blue - 2 skeins
YO and pull up a loop, YO and Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
 Off White - 1 skein
draw through 2 loops on hook; around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as
Crochet Hook repeat from H 2 times more, YO right side.
 Size H (5 mm) and draw through all 4 loops on
or size needed for gauge hook. Rnd 2: Work Beginning Cluster, ch 2,
Additional Supplies   CLUSTER (uses next 3 dc) work (Corner Cluster, ch 3, Corner
 Yarn needle H YO, insert hook in next dc, YO Cluster) in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 2,
and pull up a loop, YO and draw H work Cluster, ch 2, work (Corner
through 2 loops on hook; repeat Cluster, ch 3, Corner Cluster) in next
from H 2 times more, YO and draw corner ch‑3 sp, ch 2; repeat from
GAUGE SWATCH through all 4 loops on hook. H 2 times more; join with slip st to
6½" (16.5 cm) square top of Beginning Cluster, finish off:
Work same as Motif. 12 Clusters and 12 sps.

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Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next Rnd 5: With right side facing, join
Blue with slip st in any corner ch-3 sp; 2 dc, 3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp, sc Green with slip st in center sc of any
ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, 3 dc in next dc and in each dc around corner 3-sc group; ch 3, (dc, ch 2,
in each of next 2 ch‑2 sps, H (3 dc, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp; 2 dc) in same st, dc in next sc and in
ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch‑3 sp, 3 dc join with slip st to first sc, finish off: each sc around to center sc of next
in each of next 2 ch‑2 sps; repeat 60 sc. corner 3-sc group, H (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
from H 2 times more; join with slip st in center sc, dc in next sc and in each
to first dc: 48 dc and 4 ch-2 sps. sc around to center sc of next corner
3-sc group; repeat from H 2 times
more; join with slip st to first dc:
72 dc and 4 ch-2 sps.

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Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Finishing EDGING
next dc, 3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp, Using Green and working through Rnd 1: With right side facing,   join
sc in next dc and in each dc around both loops on each both pieces, Blue with dc in any corner sc (see
working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp;   whipstitch Motifs together Joining With Dc, page 58); (dc, ch 2,
join with slip st to first sc, finish off: (Fig. 7a, page 60), beginning in 2 dc) in same st, H † dc in next 20 sc,
84 sc. center sc of first corner and ending 2 dc in each of next 2 sc (same sc as
in center sc of next corner, forming seam) †; repeat from † to † across to
5 vertical strips of 6 Motifs each; then last Motif on side, dc in next 20 sc,
whipstitch strips together in same (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner sc;
manner. repeat from H 2 times more, then
repeat from † to † across to last
Motif, dc in last 20 sc; join with slip st
to first dc: 528 dc and 4 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in


next dc, 3 sc in next corner ch-2 sp,
sc in next dc and in each dc around
working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp;
join with slip st to first sc, finish off:
540 sc.

Rnd 3: With right side facing, join


Green with slip st in any corner sc;
ch 1, working from left to right, skip
next sc, H work   reverse sc in next
sc (Figs. 9a-d, page 60), ch 1, skip
next sc; repeat from H around; join
with slip st to first st, finish off.

Design by Kay Meadors.

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WOMAN’S CAP & MITTENS
Shown on page 25.

GAUGE INFORMATION Row 2 (Right side): Ch 1, turn; sc


7 sc and 8 rows in first 34 sc, leave remaining 5 sc
Fits Head Circumference: (4 stripes) = 2" (5 cm) unworked.
19-20" (48-51 cm) Gauge Swatch: 2" (5 cm) square
Hand Circumference: With Aran, ch 8. Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
7-8" (18-20.5 cm) Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook around first sc to mark Row 2 as right
and in each ch across: 7 sc. side and bottom edge.
SHOPPING LIST Rows 2-8: Sc in   Back Loop Only
Yarn (Medium Weight) of each sc across (Fig. 2, page 58). Row 3: Turn; skip first sc, sc in each
[7 ounces, 364 yards Finish off. sc across changing to Aran in last sc
(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]: made: 33 sc.
Cap
 Green - 1 skein INSTRUCTIONS Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 33 sc, sc
 Aran - 1 skein Cap in end of first row on last Green stripe
Mittens Work in   Back Loops Only and in remaining 5 sc on previous
 Green - 1 skein throughout unless otherwise Aran stripe: 39 sc.
 Aran - 1 skein instructed (Fig. 2, page 58).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across
Crochet Hook
With Aran, ch 40. changing to Green in last sc made.
 Size I (5.5 mm)
or size needed for gauge
Row 1: Sc in   back ridge of second Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 29 sc,
Additional Supplies ch from hook (Fig. 1, page 58) and leave remaining 10 sc unworked.
 Yarn needle each ch across   changing to Green
in last sc made (Fig. 5b, page 59): Row 7: Turn; skip first sc, sc in each
39 sc. sc across changing to Aran in last sc
made: 28 sc.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 28 sc, sc


in end of first row on last Green stripe
and in remaining 10 sc on previous
Aran stripe: 39 sc.

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Row 9: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across EDGING Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,
changing to Green in last sc made. Rnd 1: With wrong side facing and slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
working in ends of rows,   join 23 sc, slip st in next 4 slip sts, sc in
Row 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 34 sc, Green with sc in last row (see Joining next 23 sc, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc
leave remaining 5 sc unworked. With Sc, page 58); sc in each row in last 10 sc   changing to Aran in
around; join with slip st to first sc. last sc made (Fig. 5b, page 59).
Repeat Rows 3-10 until piece
measures approximately 18" Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from left to Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,
(45.5 cm) from beginning ch, ending right and working in both loops, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
by working Row 8; do not finish off. work   reverse sc (Figs. 9a-d, 23 sc, slip st in next 4 slip sts, sc in
page 60) in each sc around; join with next 23 sc, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc
Joining: With right sides of first slip st to first st, finish off. in last 10 sc.
and last rows together and working
in   free loops of beginning ch Using photo as a guide, turn up Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,
(Fig. 3b, page 59) and through inside bottom edge of Cap for brim. slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
loops of sc on last row at the same 23 sc, slip st in next 4 slip sts, sc in
time, slip st in first 23 sts, turn Cap next 23 sc, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc
right side out; with wrong sides Mitten (Make 2) in last 10 sc changing to Green in last
of first and last rows together and Work in   Back Loops Only sc made.
working in free loops of beginning throughout unless otherwise
ch and through inside loops of sc on instructed (Fig. 2, page 58). Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,
last row at the same time, slip st in slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
last 16 sts; finish off. With Green, ch 81. 23 sc, slip st in next 4 slip sts, sc in
next 23 sc, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc
Weave a 12" (30.5 cm) length of Aran Row 1 (Right side): Working in in last 10 sc.
through end of each row at top of   back ridge of beginning ch
Cap; gather tightly and secure ends. (Fig. 1, page 58), sc in second ch from Rows 6-12: Repeat Rows 2-5 once,
hook and in next 9 chs, slip st in next then repeat Rows 2-4 once more.
With Green, make a 2½" (6.5 cm) 5 chs, sc in next 23 chs, slip st in next
diameter   pom-pom (Figs. 12a‑c, 4 chs, sc in next 23 chs, slip st in next Row 13: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,
page 62). 5 chs, sc in last 10 chs: 80 sts. slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next 9 sc,
Sew pom-pom to top of Cap. ch 17 (thumb), skip next 32 sts, sc in
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn next 9 sc, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in
around first sc to mark Row 2 as right last 10 sc: 65 sts.
side and bottom edge.

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Row 14: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,
slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
16 sts, slip st in next 3 chs, sc in
next 16 sts, slip st in next 5 slip sts,
sc in last 10 sc changing to Aran in
last sc made.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,


slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
35 sts, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in
last 10 sc.

Row 16: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,


slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
35 sc, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in
last 10 sc changing to Green in last
sc made.

Row 17: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 10 sc,


slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in next
35 sc, slip st in next 5 slip sts, sc in
last 10 sc; finish off.

Fold Mitten in half with right side


together; with corresponding
colors and working through inside
loops,   whipstitch side and
thumb edges together (Fig. 7b, EDGING
page 60). Rnd 1: With right side facing and working in ends of rows,   join Green with
sc in last row (see Joining With Sc, page 58); sc in each row around; join with
Turn Mitten right side out. slip st to first sc: 34 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, working from left to right and working in both loops, work
  reverse sc (Figs. 9a-d, page 60) in each sc around; join with slip st to first st,
finish off.

Designs by Carol L. Jensen.

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KID’S SCARF

GAUGE INFORMATION Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, (dc


In pattern, in next dc, sc in next sc) across;
Finished Size: 5" wide x 32" long 13 sts and 11 rows = 37/8" (9.75 cm) finish off.
(12.5 cm x 81.5 cm) Gauge Swatch: 37/8" (9.75 cm)
(excluding fringe) square Row 3: With right side facing,
With White, ch 14.   join White with sc in first sc (see
SHOPPING LIST Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch Joining with Sc, page 58); (dc in next

Yarn (Medium Weight) from hook, (dc in next ch, sc in next dc, sc in next sc) across.

[7 ounces, 364 yards ch) across: 13 sts.

(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]: Rows 2-11: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, (dc

Boy’s (dc in next dc, sc in next sc) across. in next dc, sc in next sc) across;

 Brown - 1 skein Finish off. finish off.

 White - 1 skein
Girl’s Each row is worked across length of Row 5: With right side facing, join

 Blue - 1 skein Scarf. Brown or Blue with sc in first sc; (dc in

 White - 1 skein next dc, sc in next sc) across.

Crochet Hook
INSTRUCTIONS Rows 6-14: Repeat Rows 2-5 twice;
 Size G (4 mm)
With Brown or Blue, ch 108. then repeat Row 2 once more.
or size needed for gauge

Row 1 (Right side): Working in Holding 2 strands of yarn together,


  back ridge of beginning ch each 12" (30.5 cm) long, add
(Fig. 1, page 58), sc in second ch from   fringe across short edges of Scarf
hook, (dc in next ch, sc in next ch) (Figs. 11c & d, page 61).
across: 107 sts.

Note: Loop a short piece of yarn


around any stitch to mark Row 1 as
right side.

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BABY BOOTIES

STITCH GUIDE Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc


TREBLE CROCHET across.
Size: 3 to 6 months (abbreviated tr)
YO twice, insert hook in st indicated, Do not finish off.
SHOPPING LIST YO and pull up a loop (4 loops
on hook), (YO and draw through SIDES
Yarn (Light Weight)
2 loops on hook) 3 times. Rnd 1: Ch 18, being careful not to
[3.5 ounces, 340 yards
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER twist ch, slip st in   free loop of
(100 grams, 310 meters) per skein]
(abbreviated sc2tog) marked ch (Fig. 3b, page 59), remove
 Green - 1 skein
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc, marker, place marker in ninth ch of
 Lime - small amount (for
YO and draw through all 3 loops on ch-18 (center back), ch 1, sc in same
pom-poms)
hook (counts as one sc). ch and in free loop of next 5 chs,
 White - small amount (for
  work 6 sc evenly spaced across
pom-poms)
ends of rows, sc in each sc across
Crochet Hook Row 7 of Instep, sc in each ch around;
 Size F (3.75 mm)
INSTRUCTIONS join with slip st to first sc: 36 sc.
or size needed for gauge
Bootie (Make 2)
Additional Supplies INSTEP Rnds 2-5: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
 Stitch markers With Green, ch 7; place marker in around; join with slip st to first sc.
 Tapestry needle first ch to mark Sides placement.
Do not finish off.
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch
GAUGE INFORMATION from hook and in each ch across: SOLE
19 sc and 19 rows = 4" (10 cm) 6 sc. Rnd 1: Ch 1, do not turn; sc in same
Gauge Swatch: 4" (10 cm) square st as joining and in next 5 sc, sc2tog,
With Green, ch 20. Note: Loop a short piece of yarn sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, sc in next
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook around any stitch to mark Row 1 as 11 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog,
and in each ch across: 19 sc. right side. sc in last 5 sc; join with slip st to first
Rows 2-19: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc sc: 32 sc.
across.
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Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st Weave Tie through ch-1 sps on Row 2
and in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next across. of Cuff.
2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sc, sc2tog
twice, sc in last 5 sc; join with slip st Rows 6 and 7: Repeat Rows 4 and 5. Make two 1¼" (3 cm)   pom-poms
to first sc: 28 sc. combining all 3 colors (Figs. 12a-c,
Finish off leaving a long end for page 62).
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining sewing.
and in next 4 sc, sc2tog twice, sc Attach one pom-pom to each end of
in next 10 sc, sc2tog twice, sc in Sew back seam of Cuff. Tie.
last 5 sc; join with slip st to first sc,
finish off: 24 sc. TIE Design by Carol Holding.
Cut two 3 yards (2.75 meters) lengths
Sew bottom seam on Sole. of Green. Holding both strands
together, ch 75; finish off.
CUFF
Row 1: With right side facing, join
Green with slip st in free loop of
marked ch on Rnd 1 of Sides, remove
marker; ch 1, sc in same ch and
in free loop of next 6 chs, sc2tog
working in free loop of next ch and
in end of last row on Instep (skipping
last ch on Rnd 1 of Sides), sc in end
of next 5 rows, sc2tog working in
end of last row on Instep and in free
loop of second ch on Rnd 1 of Sides
(skipping first ch), sc in free loop of
last 7 chs; do not join: 21 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc,


H ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc;
repeat from H across: 11 sc and
10 ch-1 sps.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc and in


ch‑1 sp across: 21 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, (tr in


next sc, sc in next sc) across.
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KID’S SLIPPERS
GAUGE INFORMATION INSTRUCTIONS
8 sc and 9 rows = 2" (5 cm) Sole
SHOPPING LIST Gauge Swatch: 2" (5 cm) square Use two strands of yarn held
With Cream, ch 9. together throughout Sole only.
Yarn (Medium Weight)
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and
[3.5 ounces, 170 yards
in each ch across: 8 sc. Holding two strands of Blue together,
(100 grams, 156 meters) per skein]:
Rows 2-9: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc ch 16{18‑21}.
 Blue - 2 skeins
across.
 Cream - 1 skein
Finish off. Rnd 1 (Right side): 3 Sc in second ch
Crochet Hook from hook, sc in each ch across to last
 Size G (4 mm)
ch, 3 sc in last ch; working in   free
or size needed for gauge
STITCH GUIDE loops of beginning ch (Fig. 3b,
Additional Supplies SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER page 59), sc in each ch across; join
 Yarn needle (abbreviated sc2tog) with slip st to first sc: 32{36‑42} sc.
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc, YO
and draw through all 3 loops on hook Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
SIZE INFORMATION (counts as one sc). around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as
Size: Sole length: LONG SINGLE CROCHET right side.
Small 6½" (16.5 cm) (abbreviated LSC)
Medium 7" (18 cm) Insert hook in st one row below next Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 7{7‑8} sc,
Large 7½" (19 cm) st, YO and pull up a loop even with hdc in next 5{7‑9} sc, 2 hdc in each
loop on hook (3 loops on hook), YO of next 5 sc, hdc in next 5{7‑9} sc,
Size Note: We have printed the and draw through both loops on sc in next 7{7‑8} sc, 2 sc in each of
instructions for the sizes in different hook. last 3 sc; join with slip st to first sc:
colors to make it easier for you to LONG DOUBLE CROCHET 40{44‑50} sts.
find: (abbreviated LDC)
∙ Size Small in Blue YO, insert hook in st one row below Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in each of next
∙ Size Medium in Pink next st, YO and pull up a loop even 5 sc, sc in next 8{8‑9} sc, hdc in next
∙ Size Large in Green with loop on hook, (YO and draw 7{9‑11} hdc, 2 hdc in each of next
Instructions in Black apply to all sizes. through 2 loops on hook) twice. 5 hdc, hdc in next 7{9‑11} hdc, sc in
last 8{8‑9} sts; join with slip st to first
sc: 50{54‑60} sts.
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Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 8 sc, Top Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc,
hdc in next 10{11‑14} hdc, 2 hdc Rnd 1: With right side facing and now and throughout), do not turn;
in each of next 3{5‑5} hdc, hdc working in   Back Loops Only working in both loops, hdc in next
in next 10{11‑14} hdc, sc in next (Fig. 2, page 58),   join Blue with hdc and in each hdc around; join
12{12‑11} sts, 2 sc in each of next hdc in center back sc (see Joining with slip st to first hdc, finish off.
3{4‑5} sc, sc in last 4{3‑3} sc; join With Hdc, page 58); hdc in next sc
with slip st to first sc, finish off: and in each st around; join with
56{63‑70} sts. slip st to first hdc.

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Trim
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join
Cream with sc in center back hdc; sc
in next 2 hdc, work LDC, sc in next
2 sts, work LSC, H sc in next 3 sts,
work LDC, sc in next 2 sts, work LSC;
repeat from H around; join with
slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join


with slip st to   Front Loop Only of
Rnd 3: With right side facing,   join Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in next first sc (Fig. 2, page 58).
Cream with sc in same st as joining 25{28‑33} hdc, sc2tog 5 times,
(see Joining With Sc, page 58); sc hdc in each hdc around; join with Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn; (slip st in Back
in next 2 hdc, work LDC, sc in next slip st to first hdc: 51{58‑65} sts. Loop Only of next sc, ch 3) around;
2 hdc, work LSC, H sc in next 3 hdc, join with slip st to base of first slip st.
work LDC, sc in next 2 hdc, work Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in next
LSC; repeat from H around; join with 23{26‑31} hdc, sc2tog 5 times, Rnd 4: Turn; working in   free
slip st to first sc, finish off. hdc in each hdc around; join with loops on Rnd 2 (Fig. 3a, page 59),
slip st to first hdc: 46{53‑60} sts. slip st in each st around; join with
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join slip st to first slip st, finish off.
one strand of Blue with hdc in Back Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in next
Loop Only of same st as joining; 11{13‑13} hdc, dc in next 5{6‑7} hdc, Sew seam.
(hdc in Back Loop Only of next 2 sc, hdc in next 7{7‑11} hdc, sc2tog
hdc in both loops of next st) twice, 3 times, hdc in next 7{7‑10} hdc, dc With Cream, make two 1½" (4 cm)
H hdc in Back Loop Only of next 3 sc, in next 5{6‑7} hdc, hdc in each hdc   pom‑poms (Figs. 12a-c,
hdc in both loops of next st, hdc in around; join with slip st to first hdc: page 62). Using photo as a guide for
Back Loop Only of next 2 sc, hdc in 43{50‑57} sts. placement, attach one pom-pom to
both loops of next st; repeat from H each Slipper.
around; join with slip st to first hdc. Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in next
15{18‑20} sts, 2 dc in next dc, skip Design by Jennine DeMoss.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in both loops of next 17{17‑24} sts, 2 dc in next dc,
next hdc and each hdc around; join hdc in each st around; join with slip st
with slip st to first hdc. to first hdc, finish off: 28{35‑35} sts.

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PUPPET MITTENS
Shown on pages 35 and 37.

SIZE INFORMATION INSTRUCTIONS


Size Circumference Work in   back ridge of each chain
SHOPPING LIST Small 5" (12.5 cm) (Fig. 1, page 58) or   Back Loop

Yarn (Medium Weight) Medium 5½" (14 cm) Only of each st (Fig. 2, page 58)

[7 ounces, 364 yards Large 6" (15 cm) throughout unless otherwise

(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]: instructed.

Dog Size Note: We have printed the

 Brown - 1 skein instructions for the sizes in different

 Black - small amount colors to make it easier for you to Dog


(For Facial Features ONLY) find: LITTLE FINGER
Doll ∙ Size Small in Blue Ch 44{52-58}.

 Blue - 1 skein ∙ Size Medium in Pink

 Yellow - 15 yards (13.5 meters) ∙ Size Large in Green Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook

 Pink - 10 yards (9 meters) Instructions in Black apply to all sizes. and in next 3{4‑4} chs, slip st in next
6 chs, sc in next 10{13‑16} chs, slip st
Crochet Hook
in next 3 chs, sc in next 10{13‑16} chs,
 Size G (4 mm)
GAUGE INFORMATION slip st in next 6 chs, sc in last
or size needed for gauge
8 sc and 8 rows = 2" (5 cm) 4{5‑5} chs: 43{51‑57} sts.
Additional Supplies Gauge Swatch: 2" (5 cm) square
 Yarn needle With Brown or Blue, ch 9. Row 2 (Right side): Ch 1, turn; sc in
 White and red felt Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook first 4{5‑5} sc, slip st in next 6 slip sts,
 Black embroidery floss and in each ch across: 8 sc. sc in next 10{13‑16} sc, slip st in next
Dog Rows 2-8: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc 3 slip sts, sc in next 10{13‑16} sc,
 Pink embroidery floss across. slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in last
Doll Finish off. 4{5‑5} sc.
 Bobbin
 Fabric glue Note: Loop a short piece of yarn
 ¼" (6 mm) wide ribbon - 1 yard around any stitch to mark Row 2 as
(1 meter) right side.

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BODY Repeat Rows 3 and 4, 2{3-4} times; EAR (Make 2)
Row 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, then repeat Row 3 once more. Ch 8.
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next
7{8‑9} sc, ch 16{20‑24}, skip next Left Mitten ONLY Rnd 1: 7 Dc in fourth ch from hook,
9{13‑17} sts, sc in next 7{8‑9} sc, slip st Repeat Row 4 of Right Mitten, then hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch, 4 sc
in next 6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc: repeat Rows 3 and 4, 3{4‑5} times. in last ch; working in   free loops
50{58‑64} sts. of beginning ch (Fig. 3b, page 59),
THUMB sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs; join
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, Row 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, with slip st to top of beginning ch,
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next finish off leaving a long end for
13{16‑19} sts, slip st in next 4 sts, sc 5{6‑7} sc, ch 11{13‑15}, skip next sewing.
in next 13{16‑19} sts, slip st in next 20{24‑28} sts, sc in next 5{6‑7} sc,
6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc. slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in last FINISHING
4{5‑5} sc: 41{47‑51} sts. Using photo as guide for placement,
Right Mitten ONLY add facial features using pink
Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first embroidery floss and   French
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next 4{5‑5} sc, slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in knot for nose (Fig. 16, page 62).
13{16‑19} sc, slip st in next 4 slip sts, next 9{11‑13} sts, slip st in next 3 sts, Using black yarn, add   straight
sc in both loops of next 5{6‑6} sc only sc in next 9{11‑13} sts, slip st in next stitch for eyes (Fig. 13, page 62) and
(face), sc in next 8{10­‑13} sc, slip st in 6 slip sts, sc in last 4{ 5‑5} sc.   backstitch for mouth (Fig. 15,
next 6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc. page 62).
Finish off, leaving a long end for
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, sewing.
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next
8{10‑13} sc, sc in both loops of
next 5{6‑6} sts only, slip st in next
4 slip sts, sc in next 13{16‑19} sc,
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in last
4{5‑5} sc.

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Using patterns below, cut tongue
from red felt and spots from white
felt; sew to Mittens using black
embroidery floss and straight stitch.

Cut 6 pieces of Brown yarn, each 3"


(7.5 cm) long.
Tie each strand in a knot on top of
head and trim to ¾" (19 mm).
With wrong sides together and
working through inside loops only,
  whipstitch seams closed (Fig. 7b,
page 60).

Sew Ears to Mitten.

spots

tongue

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Doll Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, BODY - LEFT MITTEN ONLY
Wind a small amount of Blue onto slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next Row 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc,
bobbin. Work each side of Body 8{10‑13} sc changing to Yellow in last slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next
with separate yarn. Always keep the sc made, sc in next 5{6‑6} sc, slip st in 7{8‑9} sc, ch 1{2‑4}, drop Blue, with
bobbin on the wrong side of the next 4 slip sts changing to Pink in last Pink ch 5{6‑6}, drop Pink, with
work. slip st made, sc in both loops of next Yellow, ch 9{10‑10}, drop Yellow, with
5{6‑6} sc only (face) changing to Blue Blue bobbin, ch 1{2‑4}, skip next
LITTLE FINGER in last sc made, sc in next 8{10‑13} sc, 9{13‑17} sts, sc in next 7{8‑9} sc, slip st
With Blue, work same as Dog, slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in last in next 6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc:
page 31: 43{51‑57} sts. 4{5‑5} sc. 50{58‑64} sts.

BODY - RIGHT MITTEN Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5}
ONLY slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next sc, slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next
Row 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, 8{10‑13} sc changing to Pink in last 8{10‑13} sts changing to Yellow in last
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next sc made, sc in both loops of next sc made, sc in next 5{6‑6} sts, slip st
7{8‑9} sc, ch 1{2‑4}, drop Blue, with 5{6‑6} sc only changing to Yellow in in next 4 sts changing to Pink in last
Yellow ch 9{10‑10} , drop Yellow, last sc made, slip st in next 4 slip sts, slip st made, sc in next 5{6‑6} sts
with Pink, ch 5{6‑6}, drop Pink, with sc in next 5{6‑6} sc changing to Blue changing to Blue in last sc made, sc
Blue bobbin, ch 1{2‑4}, skip next in last sc made, sc in next 8{10‑13} sc, in next 8{10‑13} sts, slip st in next
9{13‑17} sts, sc in next 7{8‑9} sc, slip st slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in last 6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc.
in next 6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc: 4{5‑5} sc.
50{58‑64} sts.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4, 2{3‑4} times;
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc, then repeat Row 3 once more.
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next
8{10‑13} sts   changing to Pink in
last sc made (Fig. 5a, page 59), sc in
next 5{6‑6} sts changing to Yellow in
last sc made, slip st in next 4 sts, sc
in next 5{6‑6} sts changing to Blue in
last sc made, sc in next 8{10‑13} sts,
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in last
4{5‑5} sc.

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Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc,
slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next
8{10‑13} sc changing to Pink in last
sc made, sc in both loops of next
5{6‑6} sc only (face) changing to
Yellow in last sc made, slip st in
next 4 slip sts, sc in next 5{6‑6} sc
changing to Blue in last sc made,
sc in next 8{10‑13} sc, slip st in next
6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 4{5‑5} sc,


slip st in next 6 slip sts, sc in next
8{10‑13} sc changing to Yellow in last
sc made, sc in next 5{6‑6} sc, slip st in
next 4 slip sts changing to Pink in last
slip st made, sc in both loops of next
5{6‑6} sc only changing to Blue in last
sc made, sc in next 8{10‑13} sc, slip st
in next 6 slip sts, sc in last 4{5‑5} sc.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4, 2{3‑4} times; Glue mouth to head.


then repeat Row 3 once more. Attach buttons to Body using black embroidery floss and   straight stitch
forming an ”X” (Fig. 13, page 62).
THUMB Using matching colors, with wrong sides together and working through inside
Work same as Dog, page 32: loops only,   whipstitch seams closed (Fig. 7b, page 60).
41{47‑51} sts.
HAIR
FINISHING Cut 14 strands of Yellow, each 9" (23 cm) long. Holding all strands together, tie
Using photo as guide for placement, a piece of Yellow around center and sew to top of head.
add facial features using black For bangs, wind Yellow loosely around 2 fingers, 10 times; cut yarn. Insert an
embroidery floss and   French 18" (45.5 cm) length of Yellow through center of loops and tie securely around
knots for eyes (Fig. 16, page 62). the 10 strands, removing loops from fingers. Sew loops to center of hair.
Tie a strand of ribbon around hair on each side of head for pigtails, and sew in
Using patterns below, cut mouth place.
from red felt and buttons from
buttons
white felt. mouth

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POCKET LAP ROBE
STITCH GUIDE Edging
SINGLE CROCHET Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn;   sc evenly
Finished Size: 33'' x 40" 2 TOGETHER around, working 3 sc in each corner;
(84 cm x 101.5 cm) (abbreviated sc2tog) join with slip st to first sc, finish off.
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc,
SHOPPING LIST YO and draw through all 3 loops on Rnd 2: With right side facing,   join

Yarn (Medium Weight) hook (counts as one sc). CC with sc in any corner (see Joining

Solid Colors - [7 ounces, 364 yards With Sc, page 58); sc in each sc

(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]: around, working 3 sc in each corner

Variegated Color - INSTRUCTIONS sc; join with slip st to first sc.

[5 ounces, 236 yards Body


(141 grams, 215 meters) per skein]: With MC, ch 99. Rnds 3 and 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each

 MC (Tan or Ecru) - 4 skeins sc around, working 3 sc in each

 CC (Variegated or Rose) - Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch corner sc; join with slip st to first sc.

2 skeins from hook and in each ch across:


98 sc. Finish off.
Crochet Hook
 Size I (5.5 mm)
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn Rnd 5: With wrong side facing, join
or size needed for gauge
around any stitch to mark Row 1 as MC with sc in any corner sc; sc in
Additional Supplies right side and bottom edge. each sc around, working 3 sc in each
 ¾" (19 mm) Button corner sc; join with slip st to first sc.
 Sewing needle Row 2: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
 Matching thread across. Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
 Yarn needle around, working 3 sc in each
Repeat Row 2 until Body measures corner sc; join with slip st to first sc,
approximately 35" (89 cm) from finish off.
GAUGE INFORMATION beginning ch, ending by working a
14 sc and 16 rows = 4'' (10 cm) right side row; do not finish off. Rnds 7-10: Repeat Rnds 2-5.
Gauge Swatch: 4" (10 cm) square
With MC, ch 15. Finish off.
Work same as Body for 16 rows: 14 sc.
Finish off.

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Pockets - Masculine
CHANGE POCKET
BODY
With CC, ch 13.

Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch


from hook and in each ch across:
12 sc.

Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and


bottom edge.

Rows 2-12: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc


across; at end of Row 12, finish off.

Edging: With right side facing, join


MC with sc in any corner; sc evenly
around, working 3 sc in each corner
sc; join with slip st to first sc, finish off
leaving a long end for sewing.

FLAP
With CC and leaving a long end for
sewing, ch 13.

Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch


from hook and in each ch across:
12 sc.

Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and


top edge.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in each


sc across. Row 5: Ch 1, turn; beginning in first Row 7: Ch 1, turn; beginning in first
sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog: 8 sc. sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog: 4 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; beginning in first
sc, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog: Row 6: Ch 1, turn; beginning in first Row 8: Ch 1, turn; beginning in first
10 sc. sc, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog: 6 sc. sc, sc2tog twice; finish off: 2 sc.

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Edging: Work same as Change MAGAZINE POCKET Pockets - Feminine
Pocket; do not leave long end, With CC, ch 35.
page 39.
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch
EYEGLASSES POCKET from hook and in each ch across:
With CC, ch 17. 34 sc.

Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and 39
from hook and in each ch across: bottom edge.
16 sc.
Rows 2-34: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and across; at end of Row 34, finish off.
bottom edge. CHANGE POCKET
Edging: Work same as Change Work same as Masculine Pocket,
Rows 2-23: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc Pocket, page 39. page 39.
across; at end of Row 23, finish off.
BOOK POCKET (Make 2) EYEGLASSES POCKET
Edging: Work same as Change With CC, ch 23. With CC, ch 17.
Pocket, page 39.
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch
REMOTE CONTROL POCKET from hook and in each ch across: from hook and in each ch across:
With CC, ch 15. 22 sc. 16 sc.

Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and
from hook and in each ch across: bottom edge. bottom edge.
14 sc.
Rows 2-26: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc Rows 2-18: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and across; at end of Row 26, finish off. across.
bottom edge.
Edging: Work same as Change Row 19 (Trim row): Ch 1, turn;
Rows 2-18: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc Pocket, page 39. working in   Back Loops Only
across; at end of Row 18, finish off. (Fig. 2, page 58), sc in each sc across.

Edging: Work same as Change Rows 20-23: Ch 1, turn; working in


Pocket, page 39. both loops, sc in each sc across; at
end of Row 23, finish off.

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Edging: With right side facing, MAGAZINE POCKET Row 23 (Trim row): Ch 1, turn;
bottom of Pocket down and working With CC, ch 35. working in Back Loops Only, sc in
in   free loops of Trim Row (Fig. 3a, each sc across.
page 59), join MC with slip st in first Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch
sc; ch 3, sc in third ch from hook, from hook and in each ch across: Rows 24-26: Ch 1, turn; working in
H slip st in next 2 sc, ch 3, sc in third 34 sc. both loops, sc in each sc across; at
ch from hook; repeat from H across end of Row 26, finish off.
to last sc, slip st in last sc, slip st in Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and
end of row, ch 1, sc in same st, sc bottom edge. Edging: Work same as Eyeglasses
evenly around pocket, working 3 sc Pocket.
in each corner; join with slip st to first Rows 2-30: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
sc, finish off leaving a long end for across.
sewing. Finishing
Row 31 (Trim row): Ch 1, turn; Following Placement Diagram as a
REMOTE CONTROL POCKET working in Back Loops Only, sc in guide for placement and using long
With CC, ch 15. each sc across. ends, sew Pockets to Lap Robe.

Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch Rows 32-34: Ch 1, turn; working in Sew Flap above Change Pocket; then
from hook and in each ch across: both loops, sc in each sc across; at sew button to Flap.
14 sc. end of Row 34, finish off.
Placement Diagram
Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and Edging: Work same as Eyeglasses
bottom edge. Pocket.
Remote
Change
Control
Rows 2-14: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc BOOK POCKET (Make 2)
Eyeglasses
across. With CC, ch 23.

Row 15 (Trim row): Ch 1, turn; Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch


working in Back Loops Only, sc in from hook and in each ch across: Magazine

each sc across. 22 sc.

Rows 16-18: Ch 1, turn; working in Note: Mark Row 1 as right side and Book Book

both loops, sc in each sc across; at bottom edge.


end of Row 18, finish off.
Rows 2-22: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc
Edging: Work same as Eyeglasses across. Design by Joyce Winfield Vanderslice.
Pocket.

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CUDDLE BUNNY

STITCH GUIDE Rnd 4: 2 Hdc in next hdc, hdc in next


Finished Size: Approximately 17" HALF DOUBLE CROCHET 2 hdc, place marker around last hdc
(43 cm) tall 2 TOGETHER made to mark center top of nose, hdc
(abbreviated hdc2tog) in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in
SHOPPING LIST (uses next 2 hdc) each hdc around: 22 hdc.
H YO, insert hook in next hdc, YO
Yarn (Medium Weight)
[5 ounces, 256 yards and pull up a loop; repeat from H Rnd 5: Hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next

(141 grams, 234 meters) per skein]: once more, YO and draw through hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next

 Pink - 1 skein all 5 loops on hook (counts as hdc, hdc in each hdc around: 24 hdc.

 White - 1 skein one hdc).


Rnd 6: Hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in
Crochet Hook
next hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in
 Size H (5 mm)
INSTRUCTIONS next hdc, hdc in each hdc around:
or size needed for gauge
Head 26 hdc.
Additional Supplies Rnd 1 (Right side): With White, ch 3,
 Polyester fiberfill 8 hdc in third ch from hook; do Rnd 7: (Hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in
 Yarn needle not join,   place marker to mark next hdc) twice, hdc in each hdc
5/8" (16 mm) ribbon beginning of the rnd (see Markers, around: 28 hdc.
 Pink - 3 yards (2.75 meters) page 57): 8 hdc.
 Blue - small amount Rnd 8: Hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn next hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in
around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as next hdc, hdc in each hdc around:
GAUGE INFORMATION right side. 30 hdc.
14 hdc and 10 rnds/rows = 4" (10 cm)
Gauge Swatch: 2¼" (5.75 cm) Rnd 2: Skip beginning ch, 2 hdc in Rnd 9: Hdc in next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in
diameter each hdc around: 16 hdc. next hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc
Work same as Head through Rnd 3: in next hdc, hdc in next 10 hdc,
20 hdc. Rnd 3: (Hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in hdc2tog, hdc in next hdc, hdc2tog,
next hdc) around: 20 hdc. hdc in next 5 hdc: 30 hdc.

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Rnd 10: Hdc in next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next
hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next
hdc, hdc in next 10 hdc, hdc2tog, hdc in
next hdc, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 hdc.

Rnd 11: (Hdc in next 3 hdc, hdc2tog)


around: 24 hdc.

Rnd 12: Hdc2tog around: 12 hdc.

Rnd 13: Hdc in each hdc around; slip st


in next hdc, finish off leaving a long end
for sewing.

Body
With Pink, ch 24; being careful not to
twist ch, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 2 (counts as first


hdc, now and throughout), hdc in next
ch and in each ch around; join with
slip st to of first hdc: 24 hdc.

Note: Mark Rnd 1 as right side.

Rnd 2 (Ruffle): Ch 1, working in


  Front Loops Only (Fig. 2, page 58),
sc in same st, ch 4, hdc in fourth ch from
hook, (sc in next hdc, ch 4, hdc in fourth
ch from hook) around; join with slip st
to first sc.

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Rnd 3: Ch 1, working behind Ruffle Rnds 2-7: Hdc in each hdc around. Second Leg
and in   free loops on Rnd 1 Rnd 1: With right side facing,   join
(Fig. 3a, page 59), slip st in first st; Rnd 8: Hdc in each hdc around; Pink with hdc in first skipped hdc
hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next hdc, slip st in Front Loop Only of next hdc. after First Leg (see Joining With Hdc,
(hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) page 58); hdc in next hdc and in
around; do not join, place marker to Rnd 9 (Ruffle): Ch 1, working in Front each hdc around; do not join, place
mark beginning of the rnd: 36 hdc. Loops Only, sc in same st, ch 4, hdc in marker to mark beginning of the rnd:
fourth ch from hook, (sc in next hdc, 18 hdc.
Rnd 4: Working in both loops, (hdc ch 4, hdc in fourth ch from hook)
in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) around; join with slip st to first sc. Beginning with Rnd 2, complete
around: 48 hdc. same as First Leg.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, working behind Ruffle
Rnd 5: (Hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in and in free loops on Rnd 8, slip st in
next hdc) around: 60 hdc. first st; ch 1, sc in same st and in each First Arm
hdc around; join with slip st to first Rnd 1: With right side facing, join
Rnd 6: (Hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in sc, finish off: 18 sc. Pink with hdc in first skipped hdc of
next hdc) around: 72 hdc. one armhole; hdc in next hdc and in
FOOT each hdc around; do not join, place
Rnd 7: (Hdc in next 11 hdc, 2 hdc in Rnd 1: With right side facing, skip marker to mark beginning of the rnd:
next hdc) around: 78 hdc. first 11 sc and join White with slip st 18 hdc.
in next sc; hdc in same st and in each
Rnd 8: Hdc in next 11 hdc, skip next sc around; do not join, place marker Rnds 2-7: Hdc in each hdc around.
18 hdc (armhole), hdc in next 21 hdc, to mark beginning of the rnd: 18 hdc.
skip next 18 hdc (armhole), hdc in Rnd 8: Hdc in each hdc around;
next 10 hdc: 42 hdc. Rnd 2: Hdc in next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in slip st in Front Loop Only of next hdc.
each of next 4 hdc, hdc in each hdc
Rnds 9-19: Hdc in each hdc around. around: 22 hdc. Rnd 9 (Ruffle): Ch 1, working in Front
Loops Only, sc in same st, ch 4, hdc in
Rnd 20: (Hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc2tog) Rnd 3: Hdc in next 10 hdc, 2 hdc in fourth ch from hook, (sc in next hdc,
around; do not finish off: 36 hdc. each of next 2 hdc, hdc in each hdc ch 4, hdc in fourth ch from hook)
around: 24 hdc. around; join with slip st to first sc.

First Leg Rnds 4 and 5: Hdc in each hdc Rnd 10: Working behind Ruffle and
Rnd 1 (Dividing rnd): Hdc in next around. in free loops on Rnd 8, slip st in first
9 hdc, skip next 18 hdc (Second Leg), st; ch 1, sc in same st and in each hdc
hdc in next 9 hdc: 18 hdc. Rnd 6: Hdc2tog around; slip st in around; join with slip st to first sc,
next hdc, finish off leaving a long end finish off: 18 sc.
for sewing: 12 hdc.

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Hand Rnd 11: Hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc2tog,
Rnd 1: With right side facing, join hdc in next 8 hdc, hdc2tog, hdc in
White with hdc in any sc; hdc in next next 3 hdc: 18 hdc.
sc and in each sc around; do not join,
place marker to mark beginning of Rnd 12: Hdc in each hdc around.
the rnd: 18 hdc.
Rnd 13: Hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc2tog,
Rnds 2 and 3: Hdc in each hdc hdc in next 7 hdc, hdc2tog, hdc in
around. next 2 hdc: 16 hdc.

Rnd 4: Hdc2tog around; slip st in Rnd 14: Hdc in each hdc around.
next hdc, finish off leaving a long end
for sewing: 9 hdc. Rnd 15: Hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc2tog,
hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc2tog, hdc in Thread needle with long end on one
next hdc: 14 hdc. Hand and weave needle through
Second Arm remaining stitches on Rnd 4; gather
Work same as First Arm, page 42. Rnd 16: Hdc in each hdc around. tightly to close and secure end.
Repeat for remaining Hand.
Rnd 17: (Hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc2tog) Stuff Hands and Feet only.
Ear (Make 2) twice: 12 hdc. Thread needle with Pink and weave
With White, ch 8. needle through stitches at top of one
Rnd 18: Hdc in each hdc around; Arm Ruffle; gather and secure end.
Rnd 1 (Right side): 2 Hdc in third ch slip st in next hdc, finish off leaving a Repeat for Ruffles on remaining Arm
from hook, hdc in next 4 chs, 4 hdc in long end for sewing. and Legs.
last ch; working in   free loops of Stuff Arms, Legs, and Body lightly.
beginning ch (Fig. 3b, page 59), hdc Sew Head to Body.
in next 4 chs, 2 hdc in next ch; do not Finishing Thread needle with Pink and weave
join, place marker to mark beginning Stuff Head. needle through stitches at top of
of the rnd: 16 hdc. Thread needle with long end and Body Ruffle; gather and secure end.
  weave needle through remaining Using photo as a guide for
Note: Mark Rnd 1 as right side. stitches on Rnd 13 (Fig. 10, page 61); placement, add eyes using Blue
gather tightly to close and secure ribbon and add nose using Pink
Rnd 2: 2 Hdc in next hdc, hdc in next end. ribbon.
6 hdc, 2 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, Flatten top of each Ear and sew to Using Pink ribbon, add bows to Ears.
hdc in next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc: Head.
20 hdc. Flatten bottom of each Foot and sew Design by Terry Kimbrough.
closed.
Rnds 3-10: Hdc in each hdc around.

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WOMAN’S SLIPPERS
GAUGE INFORMATION Rows 2 thru 9{10-10}: Ch 3 (counts
14 dc and 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) as first dc, now and throughout),
SHOPPING LIST Gauge Swatch: 4" (10 cm) square turn; dc in next dc and in each dc
With Red, ch 16. across.
Yarn (Medium Weight)
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook
[7 ounces, 364 yards
(3 skipped chs count as first dc) Begin working in rounds.
(198 grams, 333 meters) per skein]:
and in each ch across: 14 dc.
 Red - 1 skein
Rows 2-8: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3, turn; dc
 Aran - 1 skein
turn; dc in next dc and in each dc in next dc and in each dc across,
Crochet Hook across. ch 5{7‑7}; join with slip st to first dc:
 Size H (5 mm)
Finish off. 28{32-34} sts.
or size needed for gauge

Additional Supplies Note: Loop a short piece of yarn


 Yarn needle STITCH GUIDE around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as
SINGLE CROCHET right side.
2 TOGETHER
SIZE INFORMATION (abbreviated sc2tog) Rnd 2: Ch 1, do not turn; sc in
Women’s Shoe Sizes: Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc, same st and in each dc and each ch
Small - 5/6 YO and draw through all 3 loops on around; do not join,   place marker
Medium - 7/8 hook (counts as one sc). to mark beginning of the rnd (see
Large - 9/10 Markers, page 57).

Size Note: We have printed the INSTRUCTIONS Rnds 3 thru 5{7-8}: Sc in each sc
instructions for the sizes in different Slipper (Make 2) around; do not finish off.
colors to make it easier for you to With Red, ch 25{27-29}.
find: SIZE MEDIUM ONLY
∙ Size Small in Blue Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc)
∙ Size Medium in Pink (3 skipped chs count as first dc) around: 28 sc.
∙ Size Large in Green and in each ch across: 23{25-27} dc.
Instructions in Black apply to all sizes. Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around; do not
finish off.

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SIZE LARGE ONLY
Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc,
(sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc) around: 28 sc.

Rnd 10: Sc in each sc around; do not


finish off.

ALL SIZES
Rnd 6{10-11}: (Sc2tog, sc in next
5 sc) around: 24 sc.

Rnd 7{11-12}: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 8{12-13}: (Sc2tog, sc in next


4 sc) around: 20 sc.

Rnd 9{13-14}: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 10{14-15}: (Sc2tog, sc in next


3 sc) around: 16 sc.

Rnd 11{15-16}: Sc in each sc around. EDGING Rnd 2: With right side facing,   join
Rnd 1 (Eyelet rnd): With right side Aran with sc in first ch-3 sp after
Rnd 12{16-17}: (Sc2tog, sc in next facing, join Red with slip st in top of joining (see Joining With Sc, page 58);
2 sc) around: 12 sc. back seam; ch 3, working in ends of sc in same sp, 2 sc in each ch-3 sp
rows, (slip st in top of next row, ch 3) around; join with slip st to first sc,
Rnd 13{17-18}: Sc2tog around; around to chs on Rnd 1; working finish off.
slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a in   free loops of chs (Fig. 3b,
long end for sewing: 6 sc. page 59), skip first ch, (slip st in next Tie: With Aran, ch 100{110-110};
ch, ch 3, skip next ch) 2{3-3} times; finish off.
Thread needle with long end and working in ends of rows, (slip st in
  weave needle through stitches base of next row, ch 3) around; join Beginning and ending at center
on last rnd (Fig. 10, page 61); gather with slip st to first slip st, finish off: front, weave Tie through Eyelet
tightly to close and secure end. 23{26‑26} ch-3 sps. round; pull ends to gather Slipper
slightly and tie ends in a bow.
Sew back seam.
Design by Jan Hatfield.
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SCRAP AFGHAN

STITCH GUIDE Note: Loop a short piece of yarn


Finished Size: 38" x 57" TREBLE CROCHET around any stitch to mark Row 1 as
(96.5 cm x 145 cm) (abbreviated tr) right side.
YO twice, insert hook in st indicated,
SHOPPING LIST YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on Row 2: With wrong side facing,
hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops   join new color with sc in first
Yarn (Medium Weight)
on hook) 3 times. sc (see Joining With Sc, page 58);
Assortment of colors:
sc in next st and in each st across;
 [34 ounces, 1,768 yards
finish off.
(970 grams, 1,617 meters)]
Each row is worked with a different
total
color across the length of the Afghan. Row 3: With right side facing,
Crochet Hook You can add fringe with a different   join new color with tr in first sc
 Size J (6 mm)
color than the rows worked, or you (see Joining With Tr, page 58); H † dc
or size needed for gauge
can use the same color by leaving in next 2 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in
the ends long when joining and next 3 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next
finishing off each row and then later 2 sc †, tr in next 3 sc; repeat from H
work them into the fringe. across to last 12 sc, then repeat from
GAUGE INFORMATION † to † once, tr in last sc; finish off.
One repeat (14 sts) = 4¾" (12 cm);
8 rows = 3¼" (8.25 cm) INSTRUCTIONS Row 4: With wrong side facing, join
Gauge Swatch: 9¼"w x 3¼"h Afghan new color with sc in first tr; sc in next
(23.5 cm x 8.25 cm) With any color, ch 168. st and in each st across; finish off.
With any color, ch 28.
Work same as Afghan for 8 rows: Row 1 (Right side): Working in Row 5: With right side facing, join
27 sts.   back ridge of beginning ch new color with sc in first sc; H † hdc
(Fig. 1, page 58), sc in second ch from in next 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc, tr in
hook, H † hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc, hdc in next
next 2 chs, tr in next 3 chs, dc in next 2 sc †, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from H
2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs †, sc in next across to last 12 sc, then repeat from
3 chs; repeat from H across to last † to † once, sc in last sc; finish off.
12 chs, then repeat from † to † once,
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Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern until Afghan measures Fringe
approximately 38" (96.5 cm) from beginning ch, ending Holding 2 strands of any color together, each 15" (38 cm)
by working Row 5. long, add   fringe to ends of rows (Figs. 11c & d, page 61).

Design by Sandy Rideout.


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PET BLANKET & TOY

GAUGE INFORMATION
SHOPPING LIST
Finished Blanket Sizes: Blanket
Small - 21½" x 28½" Yarn (100% Cotton With larger size hook,
(54.5 cm x 72.5 cm) Medium Weight) Each Square = 6¾" (17.25 cm)
Large - 35" x 42" (89 cm x 106.5 cm) [1.75 ounces, 80 yards Gauge Swatch: 3¾" (9.5 cm) square
(50 grams, 73 meters) per skein]: Work same as Maze Square through
Size Note: We have printed the Blanket Rnd 3: 44 dc.
instructions for the sizes in different  Yellow - 4{9} skeins Mouse Toy
colors to make it easier for you to  Blue - 3{6} skeins Gauge is not of great importance; the
find:  Red - 40 yards (36.5 meters) toy can be a little larger or smaller
∙ Small in Blue Mouse Toy without changing the overall effect.
∙ Large in Green  Red - 25 yards (23 meters) Work should be firm enough so that
Instructions in Black apply to both  Blue - small amount the stuffing does not show through
sizes.  Black - small amount the stitches.
Crochet Hooks
Finished Mouse Toy Size:  Size G (4 mm) and With smaller size hook, gauge is
Approximately 3¾" (9.5 cm) long  Size I (5.5 mm) approximately 4 sc and 4 rows = 1"
(not including tail) or sizes needed for gauge (2.5 cm).

Additional Supplies
 Polyester fiberfill
 Yarn needle

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INSTRUCTIONS Rnd 4: Continuing with Yellow, ch 3, EDGING
Blanket dc in next 6 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) Rnd 1: With right side facing and
MAZE SQUARE in next corner ch-1 sp, dc in next using larger size hook,   join Blue
Make 12{30}. 11 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner with dc in any dc (see Joining With
ch-1 sp, dc in next 4 dc changing Dc, page 58); dc in next dc and in
With larger size hook and Blue, ch 5; to Blue in last dc made, dc in next each dc and each joined corner ch
join with slip st to form a ring. 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner around, working (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in
ch-1 sp, dc in next 11 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, each corner ch-1 sp; join with slip st
Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3 (counts 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, dc in last to first dc, finish off: 358{558} dc and
as first dc, now and throughout), 4 dc; join with slip st to first dc: 60 dc. 4 chs.
(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ring, dc in ring
  changing to Yellow (Fig. 5c, Rnd 5: Continuing with Blue, ch 3, dc Rnd 2: With right side facing and
page 59), ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) twice in in next 8 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next using larger size hook,   join Red
ring; join with slip st to first dc: 12 dc corner ch-1 sp, dc in next 15 dc, (2 dc, with sc in any corner ch (see Joining
and 4 ch-1 sps. ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, With Sc, page 58); ch 3, skip next
dc in next 6 dc changing to Yellow st, H sc in next st, ch 3, skip next
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn in last dc made, cut Blue, dc in next st; repeat from H around; join with
around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as 9 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner slip st to first sc, finish off.
right side. ch-1 sp, dc in next 15 dc, (2 dc, ch 1,
2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, dc in last Trim: With right side facing, using
Rnd 2: Continuing with Yellow, ch 3, 6 dc; join with slip st to first dc: 76 dc. larger size hook, and working in sts
dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in on Rnd 1, insert hook in any dc from
next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in front to back, holding Yellow on
ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp changing each dc around, working (2 dc, ch 1, wrong side, YO and pull up a loop,
to Blue in last dc made, [dc in next 2 dc) in each corner ch-1 sp; join with H insert hook in next st, YO and draw
3 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp] slip st to first dc, finish off: 92 dc. through st and loop on hook (Fig. A);
twice; join with slip st to first dc: repeat from H around for surface
28 dc. ASSEMBLY slip st ending by working in same st
With Yellow and working through as beginning slip st; cut yarn leaving
Rnd 3: Continuing with Blue, ch 3, dc inside loops only,   whipstitch a long end.
in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next Squares together (Fig. 7b, page 60),
corner ch-1 sp, dc in next 7 dc, (2 dc, forming 3{5} strips of 4{6} Squares, Fig. A
ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, dc positioning each Square in same
in next 2 dc changing to Yellow in direction and beginning in first
last dc made, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, corner ch and ending in next corner
ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, dc ch; then whipstitch strips together in
in next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next same manner.
corner ch-1 sp, dc in last 2 dc; join
with slip st to first dc: 44 dc.
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Pull the loop on hook allowing the Rnds 2-8: 2 Sc in next sc, sc in each WHISKERS
yarn end to come through the last sc around: 12 sc. Cut 3 strands of Blue, each 10"
stitch. Thread the yarn needle with (25.5 cm) long.
the end and insert it under the Rnds 9-14: Sc in each sc around. Holding all 3 strands together, tie an
2 strands of the first slip st, then overhand knot about 2" (5 cm) from
down at the same place where yarn Stuff Mouse firmly with polyester one end. Insert the crochet hook all
emerges, creating a seamless chain; fiberfill. the way through Rnd 2 of the Body,
secure end. hook strands on long side of the
Rnd 15: Sc2tog around; slip st in next knot and pull through until the knot
st, finish off leaving a long end for touches the Body.
Mouse Toy sewing: 6 sts. Tie another overhand knot so that it
Use smaller size hook for entire will rest tightly against the opposite
Mouse. Thread yarn needle with long end side of the Body.
and   weave through remaining Trim the strands.
stitches on Rnd 15 (Fig. 10, page 61);
STITCH GUIDE gather tightly to close and secure Using photo as a guide for placement
SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER end. and Black, work   French knots for
(abbreviated sc2tog) eyes (Fig. 16, page 62) and   satin
Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc, TAIL stitch for nose (Fig.14, page 62).
YO and draw through all 3 loops on With Blue, ch 14.
hook (counts as one sc). Design by Carolyn Christmas.
Row 1: 2 Sc in second ch from hook
and in each of next 4 chs, sc in next
BODY ch, slip st in last 7 chs; finish off
With Red, ch 4; join with slip st to leaving a long end for sewing.
form a ring.
Sew Tail to closing of Body.
Rnd 1 (Right side): 5 Sc in ring; do
not join,   place marker to mark
beginning of the rnd (see Markers,
page 57).

Note: Loop a short piece of yarn


around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as
right side.

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FOOTBALL

STITCH GUIDE Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in


Finished Size: 7" (18 cm) long SINGLE CROCHET 2 TOGETHER next sc, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)
(abbreviated sc2tog) around; join with slip st to first sc:
SHOPPING LIST Pull up a loop in each of next 2 sc, YO 24 sc.
and draw through all 3 loops on hook
Yarn (Medium Weight)
(counts as one sc). Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each
[3.5 ounces, 205 yards
sc around; join with slip st to first sc.
(100 grams, 187 meters) per skein]:
 Rust - 1 skein
 Off White - 1 skein INSTRUCTIONS Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next
Football sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc
Crochet Hook Rnd 1 (Right side): With Rust, ch 2, in next sc) around; join with slip st to
 Size G (4 mm)
8 sc in second ch from hook; join with first sc, finish off: 32 sc.
or size needed for gauge
slip st to first sc.
Additional Supplies Rnd 8: With right side facing,   join
 Polyester fiberfill Note: Loop a short piece of yarn Off White with sc in same st as
 Yarn needle around any stitch to mark Rnd 1 as joining (see Joining With Sc, page 58);
right side. sc in each sc around; join with slip st
to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each
GAUGE INFORMATION sc around; join with slip st to first sc. Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st and in
16 sc and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next
Gauge Swatch: 4" (10 cm) square Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st and in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join with
With Rust, ch 17. each sc around; join with slip st to slip st to first sc: 40 sc.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook first sc: 16 sc.
and in each ch across: 16 sc. Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st and in
Rows 2-16: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each each sc around; join with slip st to
across. sc around; join with slip st to first sc. first sc, finish off.
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Rnd 11: With right side facing, join Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st and in
Rust with sc in same st as joining; sc next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next
in each sc around; join with slip st to 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join with 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join with
first sc. slip st to first sc: 45 sc. slip st to first sc: 50 sc.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st and in
each sc around; join with slip st to each sc around; join with slip st to each sc around; join with slip st to
first  sc. first sc. first sc.
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Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 25: With right side facing, Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc in same st and in
next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next join Off White with sc in same st as each sc around; join with slip st to
9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join with joining; sc in each sc around; join first sc.
slip st to first sc: 55 sc. with slip st to first sc.
Rnds 33 and 34: Ch 1, beginning in
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc in same st and in same st as joining, sc2tog around;
each sc around; join with slip st to each sc around; join with slip st to join with slip st to first sc: 4 sc.
first sc. first sc.
Finish off leaving a long end for
Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 27: Ch 1, sc in same st and in sewing.
next 8 sc, sc2tog, (sc in next 9 sc, next 2 sc, sc2tog, (sc in next 3 sc,
sc2tog) around; join with slip st to sc2tog) around; join with slip st to Thread yarn needle with long end
first sc: 50 sc. first sc, finish off: 32 sc. and   weave needle through sc
on Rnd 34 (Fig. 10, page 61); gather
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Stuff Football firmly with fiberfill tightly to close and secure end.
each sc around; join with slip st to and continue adding fiberfill as
first sc. remaining rounds are worked. LACING
With Off White, ch 8.
Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 28: With right side facing, join
next 7 sc, sc2tog, (sc in next 8 sc, Rust with sc in same st as joining; sc Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook
sc2tog) around; join with slip st to in each sc around; join with slip st to and in each ch across: 7 sc.
first sc: 45 sc. first sc.
Row 2 (Right side): Ch 1, turn; sc in
Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in same st and each sc across; finish off leaving a
each sc around; join with slip st to in next sc, sc2tog, (sc in next 2 sc, long end for sewing.
first sc. sc2tog) around; join with slip st to
first sc: 24 sc. Note: Mark Row 2 as right side.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in same st and in
next 6 sc, sc2tog, (sc in next 7 sc, Rnd 30: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Using photo as a guide for
sc2tog) around; join with slip st to each sc around; join with slip st to placement:
first sc: 40 sc. first sc. Sew Lacing to Football.
With Off White, add   straight
Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in same st and in Rnd 31: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc2tog, stitches (Fig. 13, page 62) to Football
each sc around; join with slip st to (sc in next sc, sc2tog) around; join at sides of Lacing.
first sc, finish off. with slip st to first sc: 16 sc.
Design by Becky Stevens.

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
ABBREVIATIONS SYMBOLS & TERMS GAUGE
BPdc Back Post double H — work instructions following H as Exact gauge is essential for proper
crochet(s) many more times as indicated size. Before beginning your project,
CC Contrasting Color in addition to the first time. make the sample swatch given in the
ch(s) chain(s) † to † — work all instructions from individual instructions in the yarn
cm centimeters first † to second † as many and hook specified. After completing
dc double crochet(s) times as specified. the swatch, measure it, counting
FPdc Front Post double ( ) or [ ] — work enclosed instructions your stitches and rows or rounds
crochet(s) as many times as specified carefully. If your swatch is larger
hdc half double crochet(s) by the number immediately or smaller than specified, make
hdc2tog half double crochet following or work all enclosed another, changing hook size to get
2 together instructions in the stitch or the correct gauge. Keep trying until
LDC Long double crochet(s) space indicated or contains you find the size hook that will give
LSC Long single crochet(s) explanatory remarks. you the specified gauge.
MC Main Color colon (:) — the number(s) given after
mm millimeters a colon at the end of a row or
Rnd(s) Round(s) round denote(s) the number of MARKERS
sc single crochet(s) stitches or spaces you should Markers are used to help distinguish
sc2tog single crochet 2 together have on that row or round. the beginning of the round. Place
sp(s) space(s) a 2" (5 cm) scrap piece of yarn
st(s) stitch(es) before the first stitch of each round,
tr treble crochet(s) moving marker after each round is
YO yarn over completed.

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JOINING WITH SC JOINING WITH DC BACK RIDGE
When instructed to join with sc, When instructed to join with dc, Work only in loops indicated by
begin with a slip knot on hook. Insert begin with a slip knot on hook. YO, arrows (Fig. 1).
hook in stitch indicated, YO and pull holding loop on hook, insert hook in
up a loop, YO and draw through both stitch or space indicated, YO and pull Fig. 1
loops on hook. up a loop (3 loops on hook), (YO and
draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

JOINING WITH HDC


When instructed to join with hdc, JOINING WITH TR
begin with a slip knot on hook. YO, When instructed to join with tr, begin
holding loop on hook, insert hook in with a slip knot on hook. YO twice,
stitch or space indicated, YO and pull holding loops on hook, insert hook
up a loop, YO and draw through all in stitch or space indicated, YO and BACK OR FRONT LOOPS
3 loops on hook. pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), (YO ONLY
and draw through 2 loops on hook) Work only in loop(s) indicated by
3 times. arrows (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2

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FREE LOOPS CHANGING COLORS WORKING IN SPACE
After working in front loops only on a Work the last stitch to within one BEFORE A STITCH
row or round, there will be a ridge of step of completion, drop yarn, hook When instructed to work in space
unused loops, called the free loops. new yarn (Figs. 5a, b, or c) and draw before a stitch or in spaces between
Later, when instructed to work in free through all loops on hook. stitches, insert hook in space
loops of the same row or round, work indicated by arrow (Fig. 6).
in these loops (Fig. 3a). Fig. 5a
When instructed to work in free Fig. 6
loops of a chain, work in loops
indicated by arrow (Fig. 3b).

Fig. 3a

Fig. 5b

Fig. 3b

Fig. 5c

POST STITCH
Work around the post of the stitch
indicated, inserting the hook in the
direction of the arrow (Fig. 4).

038A
Fig. 4

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WHIPSTITCH WEAVING SEAMS REVERSE SINGLE
With wrong sides together, sew With the right side of both pieces CROCHET
through both pieces once to secure facing you and edges even, sew (abbreviated reverse sc)
the beginning of the seam, leaving through both sides once to secure Insert hook in stitch to right of hook
an ample yarn end to weave in later. the seam, leaving an ample yarn (Fig. 9a), YO and draw through, under
Insert the needle from front to back end to weave in later. Insert the and to left of loop on hook (2 loops
through both loops of each stitch needle from right to left through on hook) (Fig. 9b), YO and draw
on both pieces (Fig. 7a), or through two strands on each piece (Fig. 8). through both loops on hook (Fig. 9c)
inside loops (Fig. 7b). Bring the Bring the needle around and insert (reverse sc made, Fig. 9d).
needle around and insert it from it from right to left through the next
front to back through the next strands on both pieces. Continue in Fig. 9a
strands on both pieces. this manner, drawing seam together
Continue in same manner, keeping as you work.
the sewing yarn fairly loose.
Fig. 8
Fig. 7a

Fig. 9b

Fig. 7b
Fig. 9c

Fig. 9d

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WEAVE THROUGH FRINGE
STITCHES Cut a piece of cardboard 3" (7.5 cm) wide and half as long as specified in
To close a hole, thread a yarn needle instructions for finished strands. Wind the yarn loosely and evenly lengthwise
with the long end left at the end of around the cardboard until the card is filled, then cut across one end; repeat as
the last round worked and weave it needed.
through the remaining stitches Hold together as many strands as specified in individual instructions; fold in
(Fig. 10). half.
With wrong side facing and using a crochet hook, draw the folded end up
Fig. 10 through a stitch or row and pull the loose ends through the folded end
(Figs. 11a or c); draw the knot up tightly (Figs. 11b or d). Repeat, spacing as
specified in individual instructions.
Lay flat on a hard surface and trim the ends.

Fig. 11a Fig. 11b

058B

Fig. 11c Fig. 11d

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POM-POM EMBROIDERY STITCHES
Cut a piece of cardboard 3" (7.5 cm)
wide and as long as you want the STRAIGHT STITCH BACKSTITCH
diameter of your finished pom-pom Straight stitch is just what the name The backstitch is worked from right
to be. implies, a single, straight stitch. Come to left. Come up at 1, go down at
Wind the yarn around the cardboard up at 1 and go down at 2 (Fig. 13). 2 and come up at 3 (Fig. 15). The
until it is approximately ½" (12 mm) second stitch is made by going down
thick in the middle (Fig. 12a). Fig. 13 at 1 and coming up at 4.
Carefully slip the yarn off the
cardboard and firmly tie an 18" Fig. 15
(45.5 cm) length of yarn around the
middle (Fig. 12b). Leave yarns ends
long enough to attach the pom-pom.
Cut the loops on both ends and trim
the pom-pom into a smooth ball
(Fig. 12c).
SATIN STITCH
Fig. 12a Satin stitch is a series of straight
stitches worked that come out of FRENCH KNOT
and go into the same stitch (Fig. 14). Bring the needle up at 1. Wrap the
Come up at odd numbers and go yarn around the needle 5 times and
down at even numbers. insert the needle at 2, holding the
end of yarn with the nonstitching
Fig. 14 fingers (Fig. 16). Tighten the knot;
Fig. 12b then pull the needle through,
holding the yarn until it must be
released.

Fig. 16

Fig. 12c

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YARN INFORMATION
The projects in this book were made using a variety of yarn weights. Any brand of the specified weight of yarn may be
used. It is best to refer to the yardage/meters when determining how many balls or skeins to purchase. Remember, to
arrive at the finished size, it is the GAUGE/TENSION that is important, not the brand of yarn.

For your convenience, listed below and on page 64 are the specific yarns used to create our photography models.
Because yarn manufacturers make frequent changes in their product lines, you may sometimes find it necessary to use a
substitute yarn or to search for the discontinued product at alternate suppliers (locally or online).

WARM UP AMERICA! BLOCKS MAN’S MUFFLER BABY BLANKET


Seed Stitch Block Red Heart® With Love® Red Heart® With Love®
Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Red - #1914 Berry Red Green - #1601 Lettuce
#099 Linen Grey - #1401 Pewter Blue - #1805 Bluebell
Sweet Pea Block Off White - #1101 Eggshell
Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Baby KID’S HAT
#106 Little Boy Blue Caron® United™ WOMAN’S CAP & MITTENS
Cluster Rows Block Variegated - #06018 White & Red Heart® Super Saver®
Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Navy Marl Green - #406 Med Thyme
#171 Fern White - #06001 White Aran - #313 Aran

HOODED SCARF PREEMIE CAP KID’S SCARF


Lion Brand® Homespun® Red Heart® With Love® Red Heart® Super Saver®
#396 Fiesta Green - #1601 Lettuce Boy’s
Blue - #1805 Bluebell Brown - #336 Warm Brown
MAN’S CAP White - #311 White
Lion Brand® Heartland® Girl’s
#122 Grand Canyon Blue - #505 Aruba Sea
White - #311 White

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BABY BOOTIES POCKET LAP ROBE SCRAP AFGHAN
Red Heart® Anne Geddes Baby™ Red Heart® Super Saver® Use any medium weight yarn
Green - #0504 Robin Masculine
Lime - #0623 Spearmint MC - #334 Buff PET BLANKET & TOY
Blue - #0801 Bluebell CC - #301 Mirage Bernat® Handicrafter® Cotton
Feminine Yellow - #01030 Pale Yellow
KID’S SLIPPERS MC - #313 Aran Blue - #01010 French Blue
Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice® Baby CC - #774 Light Raspberry Red - #01530 Country Red
Blue - #108 Bluebell Black - #01040 Black Licorice
Cream - #098 Lamb CUDDLE BUNNY
Red Heart® Soft Baby Steps® FOOTBALL
PUPPET MITTENS Pink - #9700 Baby Pink Patons® Canadiana™
Red Heart® Super Saver® White - #9600 White Rust - #10630 Burnt Orange
Dog Off White - #10006 Winter White
Brown - #336 Warm Brown WOMAN’S SLIPPERS
Black - #312 Black Red Heart® Super Saver®
Doll Red - #319 Cherry Red
Blue - #505 Aruba Sea Aran - #313 Aran
Yellow - #235 Lemon
Pink - #724 Baby Pink

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Handmade with love! Care Instructions:


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