Friday, September 23, 2011

Crochet Angry Bird Cardinal Hat















Crochet Angry Bird Cardinal Hat


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches



Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Angry Bird Hat
Video Tutorial:  Crochet Angry Bird Hat Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

SC - Single Crochet

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Red - Yellow - Brown - Black - White
Tapestry Needle


Hat
Yarn Marker - This can be a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of the roundCH 4, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain. Do not Join. Work the continual round. You may want to use a yarn marker.

Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet)

Round 3:  Work 2 single crochet in each stitch around (24 Single Crochet)

Round 4:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around (24 Single Crochet)

Round 5:  *Work 1 SC in next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat from*  (36 Single Crochet)

Round 6:  1 SC in each stitch around (36 Single Crochet)

Round 7: *1 Single Crochet in each of the next two stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. ( 48 single crochet total)

Round 8:  Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around (48 single crochet total)

Round 9:  *1 Single Crochet in each of the next three stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. (60 single crochet total)

Round 10: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around  (60 single crochet total)

Round 11:  *1 Single Crochet in each of the next four stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. (72 single crochet total)

Round 12: 1 SC in each stitch around. (72 single crochet total)

Round 13: *1 Single Crochet in each of the next five stitches, Two single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat around the hat from *. (84 single crochet total)

Round 14-26:  1 SC in each stitch around. (84 single crochet total)

At this point you can change color or continue on with the same color.

Round 27-35  1 SC in each stitch around. (84 single crochet total)

When you work the continual round, you will end with a ridge. The even the ridge, work a slip stitch, cut the yarn, pull through the tail and give it a tug.  Sew in all the tails on the cap.


Black Yarn or color of your choice
Eyebrow
Work a chain of 20
Round 1: Work 1 SC in each of the next 9 chains, work 3 SC in the next chain, work 1 SC in each of the next 9 chains,
Round 2:  Work 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch, Work 1 SC in each of the next 10 stitches
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each of the next 11 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch, Work 1 SC in each of the next 11 stitches

Pupil - Make 2
CH 2, Work 6 SC through the chain. SL ST with the first chain to join.
Count back 5 stitches from the center of the eyebrow.  Attach pupil to eyebrow on each side, 4 and 5 stitches from the center.  You can sew or slip stitch to attach.

Eyeball White Section - White Yarn or color of your choice
CH 3, join. We will be working in rows.
Row 1: Work 6 Single Crochet, do not join.
Row 2:  Work 2 SC in the next stitch. 2 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches. 2 SC in the last stitch. (12 stitches total) 
Row 3: 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches. 1 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches, 1 SC each of the next 2 stitches.  (12 stitches total) 
Row 4: 2 SC in ea of the next 2 SC, 2 HDC in ea of the next 8 stitches, 2 SC in ea of the next 2 SC.  (24 stitches total) 
Evenly sew the flat edge of the white section to the eyebrow on each side.  Adjust the pupil on the front and attach it in place.  Knot and sew in all the tails.
Once the pieces are attached together, work an edging around both eyes with black yarn. See picture.

Place the bottom of the eyes on round 16 of the cap or adjust to your preference.  Sew in place to the cap.  You may want to pin in place so it does not shift.

Beak
CH 3, join with the beginning chain.
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the ring, do not join.  Work the continual round
Round 2: Work 2 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet total)
Round 3-4: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (12 Single Crochet total)
Round 5: *Work 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (18 Single Crochet total)
Round 6-7: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (18 Single Crochet total)
Round 8: *Work 1 Single Crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (24 Single Crochet total)
Round 9-10: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (24 Single Crochet total)
Round 11: *Work 1 Single Crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (30 Single Crochet total)
Round 12-13: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (30 Single Crochet total)
Round 14: *Work 1 Single Crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, work 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat around from *. (36 Single Crochet total)
Round 15-16: Work 1 Single Crochet in each stitch around. (36 Single Crochet total)
Slip stitch in the next stitch, cut a long tail, pull the yarn through.
At this point you can decide if you want a beak that stands out from the cap or a flat beak.  Sew below the eyes and shape to your preference.  See picture.

Feathers
CH 3, join.
Round 1: Work 6 SC through the chain.  Do not join, work the continual round.
Round 2:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (6 single crocet total)
Round 3: *Work 1 SC in the next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch. (9 single crochet total)
Round 4-14: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (9 single crochet total) 
Cut the yarn, pull through the loop, tug to secure.  Sew tail through the last round slightly pull.  Sew to the top of the cap.




Monday, September 12, 2011

Irish Rose Crochet Flower
















Irish Rose Crochet Flower




If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link. Beginner Crochet Stitches

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Irish Rose Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial: Irish Rose Crochet Flower Left Hand Version



Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet


Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
TC -Triple Crochet

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle







Popcorn Stitch - Work 5 double crochet in the same space or stitch, work a slip stitch to the beginning double crochet. The stitches will bulge to the front.




Work a chain 5, join

Round 1: Work a chain 3, this will count as the first stitch. * HDC, CH 1, 7 times total, join with the beginning stitch. (8 half double crochet, chain 1 total)




Round 2: Slip stitch to the chain 1 space. CH 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. Work a popcorn(See detailed instructions above), CH 3 in each space around. (8 total - popcorn chain 3)




Round 3: SL ST to next Chain. *CH 1, Work 2 HDC, 3 DC, 2 HDC, CH 1, SL ST in same space. Slip Stitch to next space, Complete 8 times total from *.




Round 4: Slip Stitch on the back side of of the stitches to the center of the petal on round 3. *CH 5, Slip Stitch in the center of the next petal. Complete 8 times total from *. Slip stitch to join with the first chain. (8 Chain 5 Loops)




Round 5: Slip Stitch in to the chain loop. *Work a CH 1, 3 HDC 2 DC, 3 TC, 2 HDC, 3 HDC, CH 1, slip stitch in the same loop. Slip Stitch in the next loop. Complete 8 times total from *. Cut the yarn and sew in all the tails.












Irish Rose Crochet Flower




























Irish Rose Crochet Flower Left Hand Version















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