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Grand Lilies - Square Doily with Lilies in Filet Crochet

Thread:
About one ball Cotton thread #20
Hook:
1.25 mm (#8 USA)
Size:
71 squares x 71 squares = 16" x 16" (41 cm x 41 cm)
Gauge:
10 x 10 squares = 2.25" x 2.25"


To crochet the Doily you need to know some basic Filet Techniques.Open Squares are made of - *1dc, ch2, sk2sts, 1dc*Filled Squares are made of - *1dc, 2dc (instead ch2 for open square), 1dc*
For more detailed instructions refer to Filet Crochet Techniques at www.hassdesign.com

Instructions:

1.Start with ch-166 for foundation.

2. Ch-3 for first dc in row-1, then work row by row according to design up to row 63, then work part A (row 64 + 65)

3. Attach thread to work part B (row 64 + 65) and part C (row 64 - 67) separately.

4. With wrong side facing up, attach thread to work lower part D, E and F in the same way.

5. To keep the loose ends from showing up, wave them back through several stitches or work over them. When the ends are secure, clip them off close to the work.

 

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Posted: Mar 1, 2011 12:40am
Jul 16, 2010

Use this free crochet pattern to make an adorable blue kitty for your child. It makes for a great birthday gift. This pattern calls for an F hook and worsted weight yarn.

Blue Crochet Kitty

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: F/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • WW yarn: about 4 oz. MC (5 oz. if not using C
  • Crochet hook size F
  • About 1 1/2 oz. CB (optional)
  • Small amount pink for front of ears
  • Small amount green for eyes
  • Small amount color of choice for collar
  • Scrap of black for pupil
  • Fiberfill
  • Straight pins

Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch, 4 sc rows = 1 inch.
Finished Size: (approximate) 13 inches tall.


Head (Make 2 sections)

Row 1: With MC and starting at top of head, ch 11, work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 2 sc in next ch, sc in each remaining ch to last 2 chs, 2 sc in each of last 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (14 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (16 sc)

Row 3: Work 2 sc in each next 3 sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in each next 3 sc, ch 1, turn. (22 sc)

Rows 4 & 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)

Rows 6 & 7: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 8 - 11: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (34 sc)

Rows 12 - 14: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 15 & 16: Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc to last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

Rows 17 & 18: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 19 - 21: Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc to last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)

Row 22: (Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, sc in next 16 sc, (decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

Row 23: (Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, sc in next 12 sc, (decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, ch 1, turn. (16 sc)

Row 24: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 25: (Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in next 4 sc, (decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) 3 times, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)

Row 26: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

Starting at row 26 and working up and around to opposite side of row 26 sew the edges of the 2 head sections together, leaving the sc of row 26 open.

Stuff head firmly, do not close.

 

Body (Make 2)

Row 1: With MC and starting at bottom of body, ch 21, work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook
and in each remaining ch to last ch, 2 sc in last ch, ch 1, turn. (22 sc)

Row 2: Work 2 sc in each next 2 sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in each next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
(26 sc)

Row 3: Work 2 sc in each next 2 sc, sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in each next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
(30 sc)

Row 4: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in each next 3 sc, sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in each next 3 sc, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (36 sc)

Rows 6 - 14: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 15: Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc to last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (34 sc)

Rows 16 & 17: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 18: Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc to last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (32 sc)

Row 19: (Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, sc in next 24 sc, (decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, ch 1, turn. (28 sc)

Rows 20 - 22: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc to last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)

Row 24: (Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, sc in next 18 sc, (decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, ch 1, turn. (22 sc)

Row 25: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 26: Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc to last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

Row 27: (Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) 10 times, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)

Row 28: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

Starting at row 28 and working down and around up to opposite side of row 28 sew the edges of the 2body sections together, leaving the sc of row 28 open. Stuff body firmly, do not close.

Sew the head and body sections together by sewing rnd 26 of head to row 28 of body,
add more filling at neckline, making it firm (so neck isn't floppy) before closing.

 

Ears:

Front Section (Make 2)

Row 1: With pink yarn and starting at top point of ear, ch 3, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Rows 3 - 5: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1,
turn. (12 sc)

Row 6: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.
(14 sc)
Row 8:: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc in each sc across, change to MC in last step of last sc, break off pink, ch 1, Do Not Turn.

Edging: With MC work sc evenly down side of ear to top point, work 3 sc in point of ear, work sc evenly up side to row 9 of ear, join with a sl st in first sc of row 9. Fasten
off.

 

Back Section of Ear (Make 2)

Row 1: With MC and starting at top point of ear, ch 2, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch
1, turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: Work 2 sc in first sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 3: Work (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc) twice, 2 sc in last sc. ch 1, turn. (10 sc)

Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in each next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (14 sc)

Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in each next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last
sc, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)

Row 6: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Work 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.
(20 sc)

Row 8: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, Do Not Turn.

 

Edging: Work sc evenly down side of ear to top point, work 3 sc in point of ear, work sc
evenly up side to row 9 of ear, join with a sl st in first sc of row 9. Fasten off.
With a length of MC yarn, having one front and one back section together to form one
ear, sew together over ear edging sts, leave bottom of ear open and stuff ear firmly. Do not close.

Pin ears into place at top of head over rows 2 - 11 of head - by lining up the sewn seams of ears to sewn seams of head. The front ear section should overlap the front of hear and the back section of ear should overlap the back of head. With a length of MC yarn, sew ears into place adding more stuffing if necessary before closing.

 

Feet (Make 4 sections)

Note: If using CB, make 2 foot sections MC and 2 foot sections CB, then sew one of
each together to form foot as written in directions.
If not using CB work all 4 sections with MC only.

Row 1: Ch 6, work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, 2 sc in last ch, ch 1, turn.(7 sc)

Row 2: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in each next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)

Rows 3 - 6: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

Sew 2 foot sections together to form one foot, stuff firmly before closing and sew feet to row 5 of bottom of body.

 

Front Legs (Make 2)

Notes: Front legs will be worked in rounds. It is important to work the join, ch1, turn at
the end of each round for shaping.

When starting new round be sure to skip the turning ch 1 and the joining sl st.
Pattern is written using MC only.
If using CB, start one leg with MC and change to CB at the end of a round as far up leg
as desired, then break off MC, finish pattern with CB. Then reverse the yarn color for the second leg.
If not using CB, work both legs in MC only.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join, ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in each next 6 sc, sc in next 6 sc, join, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in each next 4 sc, sc in next 4 sc, join, ch 1, turn. (22 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 6: Sc in next 10 sc, (decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) 4 times, sc in next 4 sc, join, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)

Rnd 7: Sc in next 4 sc, (decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, sc in next 10 sc, join, ch 1,
turn. (16 sc)

*Start stuffing legs at about rnd 12 and continue to stuff as work progress*

Rnds 8 - 24: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 25: (Sc in next 6 sc, decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, join, ch 1, turn. (14 sc)

Rnd 26: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.

Making sure legs are stuffed firmly, sew opening at rnd 26 close and sew legs to body
over row 25 of body 3 sc from side seams.

 

Tail


Note: If using CB, start with rnd 1with MC, change to CB at the end of 16 then break off MC and continue pattern in CB. If not using CB work tail pattern in MC only.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join, ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, join, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Rnds 4 & 5: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 6: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc around, join, ch 1,turn. (8 sc)

Rnds 7 - 10: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 11: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, join, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)

Rnds 12 - 16: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 17: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, join, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

Rnds 18 - 25: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 26: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, join, ch 1, turn. (14 sc)

Rnds 27 - 30: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 31: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, join, ch 1, turn. (16 sc)

Rnds 32 - 35: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 36: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, join, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)

Rnds 37 - 40: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 41: Sc in each sc around, join, fasten off.

Stuff tail lightly and sew and a slight angle to back of body over rows 8 - 14 of body.
Tack side of tail to body to keep in place.

 

Eyes (Make 2)

Row 1: (This row starts the inside corner of eye) With green and at inside corner of
eye, ch 2, work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (2 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (4 sc)

Rows 3 & 4: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Rows 6 & 7: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc to last 2 sc, decrease 1 sc
over last 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (4 sc)

Row 9: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 10: (Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc) twice, ch 1, turn. (2 sc)

Row 11: (This row makes the outside corner of eye) Decrease 1 sc over next 2 sc, ch 1,
Do Not Turn.

 

Edging: Work sc evenly around outer edge of eye having 2 sc in point at starting ch, join with a sl st to the sc of row 11. Fasten off.

With a length of black yarn embroider a pupil onto center of each eye.

With a length of green yarn sew eyes to face over rows 9 - 15, pointing the outside
corners of eyes pointing at a slight upward angle.

 

Muzzle

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join, ch 1, turn. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. Join, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around, join, ch 1, turn. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around, join, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around, join, Fasten off. (24 sc)

Sew muzzle to center of face under the eyes. Stuff firmly before closing.

With a length of pink yarn, embroider nose and mouth to muzzle.

 

Collar

Row 1: With color of choice ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch
across, ch 1, turn. (4 sc)

Rows 2 - 30: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 31: Sc in each sc across, leaving a length of yarn for sewing, fasten off.

Being careful not to twist collar, place collar around cat's neck and sew row 31 to starting ch of row 1.
Weave in any remaining loose ends.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:46pm
Jul 13, 2010
December 17, 2007 by mahoney

Meet François.

François, as you may have gathered, is a lobster. I hadn’t seen any patterns for a toy lobster on the internet, so, while procrastinating on studying for my Tibetan Buddhism final, I decided to create one.

As a Mainer (and, additionally, someone who works by the water and deals with a lot of tourists), I find myself constantly correcting people when it comes to the actual color of a lobster – they’re actually a dark, blue/green/black kind of combination, and only turn red after you boil them. Because of this, it’s ironic that the only worsted weight yarn I had in my stash at the time was bright red. Sorry, François, looks like it’s the dinner table for you.

Materials:

  • less than one skein of any worsted weight yarn, any color

  • size 6 DPNs (this is what I used, but a lower size is recommended – depending on how tightly you knit, it might be a good idea to use a size 2, 3, or 4 set of DPNs so that the stuffing isn’t seen)

  • a handful or two of poly-fil stuffing

  • tapestry needle

Gauge:

  • not terribly important, but make sure it’s tight enough that the stuffing won’t show through

Instructions:

The lobster is knit in several stages, with as little seaming as possible. The tail consists of five little “fin” pieces which are sewn together and then sewn onto the mail body piece. Six legs are created with three icords that are simply poked through the lobster’s belly. The claws are created separately and then stitched onto the sides of the head.

M1: make 1 stitch. This is accomplished by picking up the “leg” between two stitches (or at the beginning of a needle when working with DPNs). (See this video for a visual.)

KFB: knit the front and back of a stitch to increase one.


Tail:

The tail has five pieces and is built from the middle. The two pieces on either side of the middle piece are symmetrical, and the two outermost pieces are identical. All pieces are knit straight on two DPNs (or straight needles if you prefer).

middle (make 1)

CO 8 sts

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: P2tog, P4, P2tog

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: P2tog, P2, P2tog

Row 7: K2tog twice

Cut yarn and thread through last sts, pull tight.

inner right (make 1)

CO 6 sts
Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: k2tog, knit to end

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: k2tog, knit to end
Row 6: Purl

Row 7: k2tog twice

Cut yarn and thread through last sts, pull tight.

inner left (make 1)

CO 6 sts

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit to the last 2 sts, k2tog

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit to the last 2 sts, k2tog

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: k2tog twice

Cut yarn and thread through last sts, pull tight.

outer piece (make 2)

CO 4 sts
Rows 1-6: Work stockinette stitch

Row 7: k2tog twice

Row 8: Purl

Cut yarn and thread through last sts, pull tight.

finishing tail

Weave in ends from BO edges. With ends from CO edges, connect the tail pieces. The pieces will overlap. Flat end (CO edge) of inner pieces tilt at about a 45º angle from the middle piece. CO edge of outer pieces tilt at about a 45º angle from the inner pieces. Hopefully the picture helps!

Body/Tail:

CO 24 sts, 8 on each needle. If you leave a long tail 8″-12″, you will be able to use this later for seaming. Join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Rounds 1-6: knit

Round 7: p first 16 sts, k to end of round.

Rounds 8-10: knit

Round 11: p first 16 sts, k to end of round

Rounds 12-15: knit

Round 16: p first 16 sts, k to end of round

Rounds 17-20:knit

Round 21: k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3 (20 sts)

Round 22: purl first 13 sts, k to end of round

Round 23: M1, knit to end of needle, M1, knit to end of needle, M1, k3, M1, k1, M1, k3 (25 sts)

Round 24: knit

Round 25: M1, knit to end of needle, M1, knit to end of needle, M1, knit to end of needle (28 sts)
Round 26: knit

Repeat rounds 25 and 26 until you have 40 stitches.
Round 35: k2tog, k10, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k6 (36 sts)

Round 36: knit

Round 37: k2tog twice, k6, k2tog, k6, k2tog twice, k5, k2tog twice, k5 (29 sts)

Round 38: knit

Round 39: k2tog twice, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog twice, k5, k2tog twice, k4 (22 sts)

Round 40: knit

Round 41: k2tog x6, k3, k2tog twice, k3 (14 sts)

Round 42: knit

Round 43: k2, k2tog, k2, k3, k2tog, k3 (12 sts)

Round 44: knit

Round 45: k2, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3 (10 sts)

Round 46: k2tog all around (5 sts)

Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts. Pull tight and weave in.

finishing

Stuff the body. Using the CO tail, sew the CO end shut flat while also sewing on the tail piece.

Legs: (make 3 using 2 DPNs)

CO 1 st.

Row 1: KFB

Row 2: KFB, k1

Row 3: Knit

Continue knitting icord straight until leg measures about 6.5 inches long.
next row… k2tog, k1
next row… k2tog

Cut yarn and pull tight through last stitch. Do not weave in.

finishing

Legs are attached immediately after the tail portion of the main body ends (the last purl line). All three are fit in before the halfway mark of the upper body, if not a little less. I suggest that you wait to bring the legs through until after you make the claws, to make sure everything is lined up right. If not, it is easy enough to pull them out and adjust them when all is said and done.

Make sure you leave both ends of each leg free. With one end threaded through a tapestry needle, poke the tapestry needle through the belly of the lobster. Make sure that the two holes are on the same row of stitches, and then pull the leg through so that there are equal portions on either side of the body. (You may need to put a knitting needle through the hole to make it big enough.)

It should be noted that the legs do not go straight out through the sides of the body, but are actually more underneath… the picture should help with this.

To make the legs crook forward, weave in an end to about the halfway point of the leg, then jump a few stitches before bringing your needle back in, and pull. Continue weaving the end in. If you weave the end in through to the body, the legs will be secured so that no one can accidentally pull them out. The legs will remain straight if you then straighten them, but they have fairly good memory and will now stay bent if you point them that way.

Arms and claws:

arm and claw (make two)

CO 6 sts (2 on each needle). Join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Rounds 1-3: knit

Round 4: k1, m1, k1 for each needle (9 sts)

Knit 10 rounds
Round 15:

Needle one: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1
Needle two: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1
Needle three: k3
(13 sts total)
Round 16: knit

Round 17:

Needle one: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1

Needle two: k1, m1, k3, m1, k1

Needle three: k3 (19 sts total)

Rounds 18-19: knit.
Round 20: knit the first two needles, but instead of knitting the 3rd needle (with 3 sts on it), use a 5th needle and knit 5 sts from needle one. This new needle, with 5 sts, is your new “needle one.” That means that the old “needle one” is now needle two, and needle two is needle three. Make sure to pull tight. The needle with 3 sts will not be used until later. If you only have 4 DPNs, a stitch holder for the 3 sts will work fine.

Rounds 21-22: knit

Round 23: 

Needle one: k2tog, k3
Needle two: k1, k2tog, k1
Needle three: k3, k2tog twice
(12 sts total)
Round 24: knit

(note: around this point you’ll probably want to stuff the arm and what you have of the claw. You can then continue to add bits of stuffing as you go, though the top of the claw doesn’t really need much.)
Round 25: 

Needle one: k2tog, k2
Needle two: k1, k2tog
Needle three: k2tog, k1, k2tog
(8 sts total)
Round 26: knit

Round 27: 

Needle one: knit
Needle two: k2tog
Needle three: knit
(7 sts total)
Round 28: knit

Round 29:

Needle one: k2tog, k1
Needle two: k1
Needle three: k1, k2tog
(5 sts total)
Round 30:

Needle one: k2tog
Needle two: k1
Needle three: k2tog
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull tight and leave the tail.

Now work an icord for 6 rows using the 3 live sts remaining.
Row 7: k2tog, k1

Row 8: k2tog

Cut yarn and pull tight through remaining st. Leave tail.

Sew a claw to each side of the lobster’s head with the i-cord part of the claw facing inward. You may want to use a needle (poked through the body) to make sure they line up correctly.

Using the same method as crooking the legs, you can work with your tapestry needle and the ends of the two claw parts to make them bend toward each other. Weave in all remaining ends.

Cut four short lengths of yarn (two for each arm). Tie one tightly at the base of each claw and weave in ends. Tie the other tightly about a half inch lower than the first and weave in ends. Voila – knuckles!

finishing touches.

  • Draw a length of yarn through the front of the lobster, near his “nose,” for antennae. Another option is to chain stitch a length of yarn with a crochet hook and draw it through.

  • Use a contrasting color yarn to create eyes, also near his “nose.” After you’ve embroidered them, poke the needle under the stitches and push them outwards so they kind of pop out a little.

 

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Posted: Jul 13, 2010 8:03pm
Bat
Jul 13, 2010

Sugar'n Cream - Bat Dishcloth (crochet) This friendly bat dishcloth keeps the Halloween spirit while helping you clean up! Shown in Lily Sugar'n Cream.

This friendly bat dishcloth keeps the Halloween spirit while helping you clean up! Shown in Lily Sugar'n Cream.


Skill Level 
Easy

 

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 13 ins [33 cm] wide x 7 ins [18 cm] high in center.

MATERIALS
Lily® Sugar’n Cream

(70 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
(00002) Black 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Small amounts of pink and white yarn for embroidery of eyes and mouth.

GAUGE
13 sc and 14 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS
Beg at lower edge of Body, ch 5.
1st row: RS. 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Turn. 6 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn.
Rep last row 4 times more. 16 sc.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 5 times more.
Next row: Ch 22 (for wing). 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 sc in each of next 3 ch. Draw up a loop in each of next 3 ch. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc3tog made. 1 sc in each of next 3 ch.* 3 sc in next ch. Rep from * to * once more. 2 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 22 (for wing). 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 sc in each of next 3 ch. Sc3tog over next 3 ch. 1 sc in each of next 3 ch.* 3 sc in next ch. Rep from * to * once more. 2 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 16 sc. 2 sc in next sc. **1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc3tog over next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 3 sc in next sc.** Rep from ** to ** once more. 2 sc in last sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc3tog over next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 3 sc in next sc.* Rep from * to * once more. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 16 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to * twice. 2 sc in last sc. Turn.
Rep last row 6 times more.
Head shaping: Next row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc3tog over next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 3 sc in next sc.* Rep from * to * once more. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 16 sc. Turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 16 sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 3 times more.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sc. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn. 14 sc rem.
Rep last row twice more. 10 sc rem.
Next row: Ch 4. 1 tr in first sc. Sl st in each of next 8 sc. Ch 4. 1 tr in last sc. Sl st in same sp as tr. Fasten off.

FINISHING
With Pink yarn, embroider mouth with chain st as shown in picture. With White yarn, embroider eyes with French knots as shown in picture.

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Doily Crochet Pattern

J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A. 104, Size 30: 1 ball each of White and No. 43 Dk. Yellow; or CLARK’S BIG BALL MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.34, Size 30: 1 ball each of White and No. 43 Dk. Yellow. Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.

CENTER: With White, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Make 16 sc in ring. Join.

2nd rnd: Ch 7, * skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-4 to 3rd ch of ch-7.

3rd rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next sp, ch 10, * dc in next sp, ch 7. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-7 to 3rd ch of ch-10.

4th rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 3, 8 dc in same loop, * ch 4, 9 dc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

FLOWER (Make 8): Starting at center with Dk. Yellow, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Make 12 sc in ring. Join.

2nd rnd: * Ch 4, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr, make 2 tr in next sc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 4, sl st in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

Now join Flowers to Center as follows: Attach White to any ch-4 loop on Center, sl st in tip of any petal on one Flower, * ch 4, skip next 4 dc on Center, sl st in next dc, ch 7, sl st in tip of next petal of same Flower, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch preceding last sl st, ch 3, sl st in any petal on next Flower, ch 3, sl st in same ch on Center as last sl st was made, ch 3, sl st in same dc as first sl st was made, ch 4, sl st in next loop on Center, sl st in next petal on same Flower. Repeat from * until 3 petals on each Flower have been joined. Join and break off.

Now work around Flowers as follows:
1st rnd; Attach White to tip of first free petal on any Flower, sc in same place, * (ch 7, sc in tip of next petal) twice; ch 7, sc in free petal of next Flower. Repeat from * around. Join.

2nd rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 4, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr, make 2 tr in same loop, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), ch 2, in same loop make (3-tr cluster, ch 2) 3 times; in next loop make (3-tr cluster, ch 2) 4 times; * dc in next loop, ch 2, in each of next 2 loops make (cluster, ch 2) 4 times. Repeat from * around. Join to tip of first cluster.

3rd rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 4, make 2-tr cluster in same loop, * (ch 2, 3-tr cluster in next loop) 6 times; ch 5, sc in next dc, ch 5, 3-tr cluster in next loop between clusters. Repeat from * around. Join.

4th rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 4, cluster in same loop, * (ch 2, cluster in next loop) 5 times; ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, sc in next loop, ch 5, cluster in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

5th rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 4, cluster in same loop, * (ch 2, cluster in next loop) 4 times; (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 loop) twice; ch 5, cluster in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

6th rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 4, cluster in same loop, * (ch 2, cluster in next loop) 3 times; ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, in center ch of next loop make tr, ch 3 and tr; ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, cluster in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

7th rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 4, cluster in same loop, * (ch 2, cluster in next loop) twice; ch 7, skip next loop, tr in center ch of next loop, ch 5, in next loop make tr, ch 3 and tr; ch 5, tr in center ch of next loop, ch 7, skip next loop, cluster in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

8th rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 4, cluster in same loop, * ch 3, cluster in next loop, (ch 5, tr in next loop) twice; ch 5, in next loop make tr, ch 3 and tr; (ch 5, tr in next loop) twice; ch 5, cluster in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join.

9th rnd: Sl st in next ch and in next loop, ch 9, * tr in next loop, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join and break off (64 loops).

Make 32 Flowers as before.

Join Flowers as follows: Attach White to any loop, 3 sc in same loop, sl st in tip of any petal on any Flower, * 3 sc in same loop, 3 sc in next loop, ch 7, sl st in next petal of same Flower, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch preceding last sl st, ch 3, sl st in any petal on next Flower, ch 3, sl st in same ch as last sl st was made, ch 3, 3 sc in same loop as last 3 sc were made, 3 sc in next loop, sl st in next petal. Repeat from * around until 3 petals on each Flower have been joined. Join and break off.

Now work around Flowers as follows:
1st rnd: Attach White to tip of center free petal on any Flower, sc in same place, ch 7, sc in next petal, * ch 3, holding back on hook the last loop of each d tr, make d tr in each of next 2 joining loops between flowers, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (joint d tr made), ch 3, sc in next free petal, (ch 7, sc in next petal) twice. Repeat from * around. Join.

2nd rnd: Ch 8, * sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next joint d tr, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, dc in next sc, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-5 to 3rd ch of ch-8.

3rd rnd: Ch 4, tr in same place as sl st, ch 2, in same place make 2-tr cluster, ch 2 and 2-tr cluster; ch 7, skip next loop, sc in next loop, ch 7, sc in next loop, ch 7, in next dc make (2-tr cluster, ch 2) twice and 2-tr cluster. Repeat from * around. Join.

4th rnd: Sl st in next sp, ch 4, in same sp make tr, ch 2 and 2-tr cluster; * ch 2, in next sp make 2-tr cluster, ch 2 and 2-tr cluster; ch 9, skip next loop, sc in next loop, ch 9, in next ch-2 sp make 2-tr cluster, ch 2 and 2-tr cluster. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.

5th rnd: Attach Yellow to first ch-2 sp between clusters, sc in same sp, * (ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook-picot made-sc in next sp) twice; ch 10, in next sc make d tr, picot and d tr; ch 10, sc in next sp between clusters. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Starch lightly and press.

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Knit a giant panda: free pattern

What you'll need
Measurement
Giant panda measures 91⁄2in (24cm) in height
Materials
● Any DK yarn:
● 100g white (A
● 100g black (B
● 25g biscuit (C
● 25g green (D
Note: amounts are generous but approximate
● A pair of 3.25mm (US3:UK10) needles
● Acrylic toy stuffing
● Plastic-headed marker pins
● Plastic drinking straw
Tension
26 sts x 34 rows measure 4in (10cm) square over stocking-st using 3.25mm needles before stuffing

How to make Giant Panda

Body (make 2 pieces)
Beg at lower edge using the thumb method and A, cast on 35 sts.
First and next 4 foll alt rows: P.
Inc row: K10, m1, k15, m1, k10 (37 sts).
Inc row: K11, m1, k15, m1, k11 (39 sts).
Inc row: K12, m1, k15, m1, k12 (41 sts).
Inc row: K13, m1, k15, m1, k13 (43 sts).
Inc row: K14, m1, k15, m1, k14 (45 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 17 rows.
Dec row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog tbl.
P 1 row.
Change to B.
Dec row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog tbl.
Next row: P.
Rep last 2 rows 8 more times (25 sts).
Cast off.

Base
Using the thumb method and A, cast on 20 sts.
First row: P.
Inc row: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.
Rep first 2 rows 5 more times (32 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 5 rows.
Dec row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog tbl.
Next row: P.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times (20 sts).
Cast off.

Head
Beg at lower edge using the thumb method and A, cast on 10 sts.
First and next 6 foll alt rows: P.
Inc row: (Inc) to end (20 sts).
Inc row: (K1, inc) to end (30 sts).
Inc row: (K2, inc) to end (40 sts).
Inc row: (K3, inc) to end (50 sts).
Inc row: (K4, inc) to end (60 sts).
Inc row: (K5, inc) to end (70 sts).
Inc row: (K6, inc) to end (80 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 15 rows.

Shape head
Dec row: (K8, k2tog) to end (72 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 3 rows.
Dec row: (K7, k2tog) to end (64 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 3 rows.
Dec row: (K6, k2tog) to end (56 sts).
Next and next 5 foll alt rows: P.
Dec row: (K5, k2tog) to end (48 sts).
Dec row: (K4, k2tog) to end (40 sts).
Dec row: (K3, k2tog) to end (32 sts).
Dec row: (K2, k2tog) to end (24 sts).
Dec row: (K1, k2tog) to end (16 sts).
Dec row: (K2tog) to end (8 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight
and secure.

Hind legs (make 2)
Note: follow individual instructions for right and left legs.
Beg at sole using the thumb method and B, cast on 22 sts.
Place a marker at centre of cast-on sts.
P 1 row.
Inc row: K1, (m1, k1) to end (43 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 15 rows.
Dec for right leg: K4, (k2tog) 10 times, k19 (33 sts).
Dec for left leg: K19, (k2tog) 10 times, k4 (33 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 5 rows.
Cast off 9 sts at beg of next 2 rows (15 sts).
Dec row: (K2tog) twice, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2tog tbl (11 sts).
Dec row: P2tog tbl, p to last 2 sts, p2tog
(9 sts). Cast off.

Arms (make 2)
Beg at shoulder using the thumb method and B, cast on 8 sts.
First and next foll alt row: P.
Inc row: (Inc) to end (16 sts).
Inc row: (K1, inc) to end (24 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 15 rows.

Shape elbow
Row 1: K4, turn.
Row 2: S1p, p to end.
Row 3: K6, turn.
Row 4: S1p, p to end.
Row 5: K8, turn.
Row 6: S1p, p to end.
Row 7: K10, turn.
Row 8: S1p, p to end.
Next row: K across all sts.

Shape second half of elbow
Row 1: P4, turn.
Row 2: S1k, k to end.
Row 3: P6, turn.
Row 4: S1k, k to end.
Row 5: P8, turn.
Row 6: S1k, k to end.
Row 7: P10, turn.
Row 8: S1k, k to end.
Next row: P across all sts.
Stocking-st 10 rows.
Dec row: (K1, k2tog) to end (16 sts).
P 1 row.
Dec row: (k2tog) to end (8 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight and secure.

Snout
Using the thumb method and A, cast on 30 sts.
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 3 rows.
Dec row: K2tog, k6, (k2tog) twice, k6, (k2tog) twice, k6, k2tog tbl (24 sts).
Next and next foll alt row: P.
Dec row: K2tog, k4, (k2tog) twice, k4 (k2tog) twice, k4, k2tog tbl (18 sts).
Dec row: K2tog, k2, (k2tog) twice, k2, (k2tog) twice, k2, k2tog tbl (12 sts).
P 1 row.
Thread yarn through sts, pull tight
and secure.

Nose
Using the thumb method and B, cast on 6 sts.
P 1 row.
Dec row: K1, (k2tog) twice, k1 (4 sts).
Dec row: P1, p2tog, p1 (3 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight
and secure.

Eye patches (make 2)
Note: eye patches are worked in garter-st.
Using the thumb method and B, cast on 6 sts.
Garter-st 12 rows.
Dec row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog tbl (4 sts).
Dec row: K1, k2tog, k1 (3 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight
and secure.

Ears (make 2)
Using the thumb method and B, cast on 16 sts.
P 1 row.
Inc row: K1, (m1, k2) to last st, m1, k1
(24 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 7 rows.
Dec row: (K2, k2tog) to end (18 sts).
P 1 row.
Dec row: (K1, k2tog) to end (12 sts).
Dec row: (P2tog) to end (6 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight
and secure.

Tail
Using the thumb method and A, cast on 10 sts.
P 1 row.
Inc row: K2, (m1, k2) to end (14 sts).
Next row: P.
Inc row: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.
Rep last 2 rows once (18 sts).
P 1 row.
Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows,
working the 4th st of each row tbl (24 sts).
Stocking-st 6 rows.
Dec row: (K1, k2tog) to end (16 sts).
P 1 row.
Dec row: (K2tog) to end (8 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight
and secure.

Bamboo
Beg at lower edge using the thumb method and C, cast on 4 sts.
Inc row: Inc k-wise into each st (8 sts).
K 1 row.
Beg with a k row, work in stocking-st
for 2in (5cm), ending on a p row.
Garter-st 4 rows.
Beg with a k row, work in stocking-st
for 3¼in (8cm), ending on a p row.
Garter-st 2 rows.
Dec row: (K2tog) to end (4 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight
and secure.

Leaves (make 6 pieces)
Using the thumb method and D, cast on 1 st.
Inc row: (K1, p1, k1) into first st (3 sts).
P 1 row.
Inc row: K1, m1, k1, m1, k1 (5 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 9 rows.
Dec row: K2tog, k1, k2tog tbl (3 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 3 rows.
Dec row: K3tog tbl (1 st).
Fasten off.

Making up
Body
Place the two halves of body together matching all edges and join row-ends. Stuff body leaving neck and lower edge open.
Base
Pin base to lower edge of body and sew base to body all the way round, adding more stuffing to base if needed.

Head
Gather round cast-on sts of head, pull tight and secure. Join row-ends of head leaving gap, stuff and close gap. Pin head to body adding more stuffing to neck if needed. Sew in place using black yarn by taking a small horizontal st from head and then a small horizontal st from body and doing this alternately all the way round.

Hind legs
Join row-ends of hind legs and bring marker and seam together, over-sew cast-on sts. Stuff legs, pushing stuffing into toes. Stand body on flat surface and pin legs to body. Sew legs to body all the way round.

Arms
Gather round cast-on sts at shoulder, pull tight and secure. Join row-ends of arms leaving gap, stuff and close gap. Sew arms to body at each side.

Snout
Join row-ends of snout and stuff. Pin and sew snout to face.

Nose
Place nose onto the snout and then sew all edges down.

Ears
Join row-ends of ears and with seam at centre back, sew ears to head.

Tail
Join row-ends of tail from sts on a thread to cast-off sts. Stuff and sew to back of panda.

Eye patches
Sew eye patches to face around snout.

Embroidering the features
Embroider a circle of white for each eye using chain-stitch. Embroider mouth in black as in picture. To begin and fasten off invisibly for the embroidery, tie a knot in end of yarn and take a large st through work, coming up to start the embroidery. Allow knot to disappear through knitting and be caught in stuffing. To fasten off, take a few sts back and forth through work, inserting needle where yarn comes out.

Bamboo
Gather round cast-on sts of bamboo, pull tight and secure. Cut an extra wide drinking straw to 61⁄4in (16cm) and enclose straw in knitting by joining row-ends of bamboo around it.

Leaves
Make 3 leaves by placing wrong sides of 2 pieces together, matching all edges and sew around edge. Sew leaves to bamboo as in picture.

Did you know?
Pandas are pink when they are born. The black markings develop after about a month. Giant pandas are native to China where they are called ‘large bear-cats'. They spend at least 12 hours a day eating bamboo and will consume as much as 84lbs (38kg) of it. Although giant pandas seem pretty quiet, they bleat, roar, growl, honk, croak and
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