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Free Yarn Giveaway: Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket

If there’s one thing we learned recently, it’s that there’s an awful lot of you are big fans of knitting and crocheting baby toys—and we love it! One prize is ready to go, and that lucky commenter is…

Shanna Crabbe!

Winner!

Bunnies and bears and blankets, oh my! She’ll be receiving eight skeins of Caron yarns, enough to make the Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket, in the mail.

Want to make a Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket of your own? Pick up the latest issue of Crochet! for the pattern, and visit Buy.Caron.com for all the yarn you need!

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St. Paddy’s day is on Sunday and it’s not too late to get ready. Here are a few quick and easy projects you can pull together this weekend!

Cindy from Skip to my Lou shares an easy crochet shamrock garland pattern.

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A wine bottle and a skein of Caron Simply Soft is all you need to make your own St. Patrick’s Day Vase!

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imagesHave a great day and don’t forget: Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck!

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Springtime Scarf
Just because warmer weather is on the horizon doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up your crochet supplies. No way, man! Working on light and open pieces will keep you happily hooking throughout the hotter months. To kick off the season, I designed the Springtime Scarf — a Sheep(ish), 1-ball project that’ll bring some pop to wardrobe and add a “Spring” to your step!
Get printable pattern pdf here OR on Ravelry.
Feel like hanging out? Hows about a weekender crochet-along for this project? The Springtime Scarf will be the 1st of 2012’s Stitch.Rock.Crochet-alongs! Pick your pleasure and join me on either Facebook or Ravelry. On Facebook, you just need to “Like” the new, Stitch.Rock.Crochet-along page, then post an, “I’m in!” On Ravelry, go to the usual Stitch.Rock.Love group, where I’ve started a new thread.
We’ll official start next Thursday, 3/22 and run through Sunday 3/25. In the meantime, go out and nab a ball of Sheep(ish) or other, worsted-weight yarn and a Size I (5.5 mm) hook. Feel free to upload a photo of your supplies to get the party started!
Looking forward to crocheting-along with you!
xx,
Vickie
Psst…pass it on!

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I believe a gal should have a purse for every occasion, even if she isn’t quite old enough to need to carry one. With spring in the air and Easter on the horizon, every little lass needs a cute carry-all! Inspired by those marshmallow bunnies, the Peeps-a-Boo Bag uses simple granny squares to form a rabbit motif. It’s sweet and easy, and makes for the perfect egg-hunt companion. Switch out the pink for a brown or blue bunny, and make it for the lad in your life. Either way, your kiddo will hop for joy when she or he gets this tiny tote!

 

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Shown in Sheep(ish) colors: White(ish) & Pink(ish)
0008 Pink(ish)

Get the pattern on the CRAFT website, and the Sheep(ish) yarn to make it with HERE — or at a retailer near you!
Stitch.Rock.Love,
VickieP.S. Check out the picture of my daughter on the yarn label from a year or so compared to her now (modeling the bag) — her hair came it!

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 2”/5cm long when bent

 

YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft: #9607 Limelight, #9727 Black (B)

 

CROCHET HOOK: One size US E-4 (3.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:  Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker, Pipe cleaner

 

GAUGE: 22 sts and 23 rows sc = 4″/10 cm. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

 

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc)

 

SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

NOTE: Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

 

AMIGURUMI

With A, ch 2.

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Rounds 2-9: Sc in each sc around.

Round 3: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.

Round 4: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—18 sc.

Rounds 5-6: Sc in each sc around. Cut pipe cleaner to 6”/15cm. Fold pipe cleaner in half, bend down points, insert into center of worm head. Stuff head.

Round 7: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next sc; repeat from * around—12 sc.

Round 8: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—6 sc.

Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

 

FINISHING: Bend worm into shape. With yarn needle and B, straight st 2 eyes and back st mouth on worm head as pictured. Weave in ends. Roll in hands to evenly distribute stuffing.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 1 1/2”/4cm tall.

YARN:  Caron International’s Simply Soft: #0017 Lemon (A), #9605 Mango (B), #9748 Rubine Red (C) small amount

CROCHET HOOK: One size US B-1 (2.25mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle,  Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker,

 

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Double crochet (dc),  Half double crochet (hdc), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS:  sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

hdc2tog: Half double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all five loops on hook.

NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

AMIGURUMI

Body

Cut 5 ft of A and split. With A, ch 2.

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc.

Round 2-4: Sc in each sc around.

Round 5: Sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts—10 sc.

Round 6: Sc in each sc around.

Round 7: Sl st in first 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts—10 sts.

Rounds 8-9: Repeat Round 7. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.

Rounds 10-13: Sc in each st around

Round 14: Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 6 sts—12 sts.

Round 15: Hdc in each st around.

Round 16: Hdc in next st, [hdc2tog over next 2 sts] twice, hdc in next st, sc in next 6 sts—10 sts.

Rounds 17-18: Sc in each st around.

Round 19: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once, sc in next 2 sts—8 sc. Stuff

Rounds 20-22: Sc in each st around

Round 23: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once—6 sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, draw yarn through sts of body to curl tail.

Wing (make 2)

Cut 2 ft of B and split. With B, ch 5.

Round 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 ch sts, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, whipstitch to center back of body.

FINISHING: With yarn needle and C, work 2 straight sts on face for eyes. Weave in ends.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 3/4”/2cm excluding ears.

 

YARN:  Caron International’s Simply Soft: #9747 Iris (A), #9717 Orchid (B), #0001 Vanilla (C),  #9727 Black (D), #9748 Rubine Red (E)

 

CROCHET HOOK: One size US C-2 (2.75mm).

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker

 

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.

 

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc), 6mm wiggle eyes or safety eyes

Slip stitch (slip st)

 

SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

 

NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.

 

AMIGURUMI

Head

Cut 5 1/2 yds of A and split. With A, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring and over tail, do not join, pull tail to close center ring—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.

Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—18 sc.

Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sc.

Rounds 5-7: Sc in each st around.

Round 8: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—18 sc.

Round 9: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts; repeat from * around—12 sc. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.

Round 10: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] 6 times—6 sts, join with a sl st in next st. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.

 

Inner Ear (make 2)

Cut 1 1/2 yds B and split. With B, ch 2.

Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across, turn—4 sc at end of last row.

Rows 4-5: Sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 6-7: Repeat row 2—6 sc at end of last row.

Rows 8-9: Sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off at end of last row.

 

Outer Ear (make 2)

With A, repeat Rows 1-9 of inner ear. Do not fasten off.

Round 10: With inner and outer ear together, with right side of inner ear facing, matching sts, working through double thickness, sc evenly across first side of ear, work 3 sc in tip of ear, sc evenly across remaining side edge, fold bottom end in half, sc through folded end of ears, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, sew ears to head as pictured.

 

FINISHING: With yarn needle and C, satin st 2 eyes on head as pictured. With D, straight st a pupil in center of each eye. With E, satin st nose on head as pictured. Weave in ends.

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