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Tunisian Leaves


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Wanna learn how to crochet these cuties?!?! Head on over to the HodgePodge Crochet website to find out how! 

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Hoppy Bunny Applique!


ADORABLE Hoppy Bunny Appliques have sprung to life just in time for spring! 

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I love this cute little bunny and you can find your FREE copy over in my Craftsy or Ravelry shops! The pattern comes complete with instructions on how to create a left OR right facing rabbit.

Use yours to embellish hats, slippers, scarves, sweaters, wristers (you can stitch these little cuties onto anything!) or get creative and create some super cute springtime jewelry that is sure to be a hit as quick class gifts or birthday party favors!

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‘It’s a Hoot’ Owl Applique


I love appliques. They are always adorable and add the perfect accent to whatever project you are working on. When I think ‘applique’, flowers typically spring to mind–but today we’re going to explore a different take and create a cute owl face!

This applique would look adorable stitched onto a hat or a blanket, a sweater or a purse! The possibilities are endless.

This owl applique is a lovely finishing accent to the Baby’s Best Bumpy Blanket!

‘It’s a Hoot’ Owl Applique

Materials Needed:

  • Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. Note: You can really use any size hook you want with this applique. Using a size I/5.5 mm will produce a finished applique that measures approximately 5 inches wide by 4.5 inches high.
  • 3 colors of any type of yarn. I typically use Red Heart Super Saver but it’s a lot of fun to mix it up and blend different yarn weights. You will need one color each for the center, the outline, and the border. You will also need a small amount of white, black, and yellow for the eyes and beak.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and for attaching the features to the owl.

Stitches Used:

  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • lsc = long single crochet: Insert your hook in the next st two rounds below the round you are working and work a sc, bringing your loop up to the same height as previous sts
  • picot = ch 4, 1 sc in first ch
  • sc2tog = single crochet two together

Using your chosen center color, begin with a magic ring. Ch 1 (does not count as sc). Work 10 sc in center. Pull ring closed. DO NOT join.

Rnd 1: 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 dc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 dc in next 4 sc. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next st, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] 10 times. (30 sc)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts] 10 times. Sl st in the next st and finish off. (40 sc)

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Change color to your outline color.

Note: This part is important to get correct because it will affect how your project looks when you are finished! 

Join your new color with a sl st in the stitch directly in front of the one you finished off in the last round.

Ch 1 (does not count as a sc), 1 sc in same space as join. 1 sc in next 2 sts, picot (ch 4, slip stitch in 1st ch)–ear made.

1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, [1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice, 1 sc in next 2 sts, picot (ch 4, slip stitch in 1st ch)–ear made.

1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts] 3 times, join with a sl st in the beginning sc. Finish off. (47 sts)

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Change color to your border color.

Note: This part is also important to get correct because it will affect how your project looks when you are finished! 

Sl st with your new color into the 1st st directly behind the first picot you made in the last round. (You will begin your crochet working around that first picot).

Ear: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in join, sc in 1st chain (this is the first chain that makes up the picot), (sc, ch 1, sc) in st at top of picot, sc in next ch, sc in next st on head (this is the last st that was slip stitched into for the picot in the round before.) Ear complete.

Top of head: 1 sc in next 8 sts, l sc in next st, 1 long sc in next (insert the hook into the next stitch two rounds below, yarn over, pull up a long loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook–long sc made), 1 sc in next 8 sts–top of head complete.

Ear: sc in 1st chain (this is the first chain that makes up the picot), (sc, ch 1, sc) in st at top of picot, sc in next ch, sc in next st on head (this is the last st that was slip stitched into for the picot in the round before.) Ear complete.

Bottom of head: 1 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st in the beginning sc. Finish off and weave in all ends. (56 sts)

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All that is left are the eyes and beak!

Eyes (make 2 of each color)

With white, ch 3. 10 dc in 1st ch. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

With black, ch 2. 6 sc in 1st ch. Join with a sl st to the top of first sc. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Beak

With yellow, ch 6. Turn.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk, 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2: Sk 1st sc, [sc2tog] twice, ch 1, turn. (2 sc)

Row 3: sc2tog, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

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Assembly

Arrange your eyes and beak and sew as shown in the picture using your tails.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this cute little project. If you’ve made one and want to show your stuff, mosey on over to HodgePodge on facebook and post a pic!

Little Leaves


 

I get a lot of questions about what to do with the top of a baby bootie. I shy away from suggestions because I’m all about creativity and doing what makes you happy. But there’s a simple rule of thumb I always use when tackling a decoration–and that’s scale.

It’s important to keep in mind that when you’re dealing with tiny baby booties, you need to scale everything that goes on top WAY down so that it will be in proportion with the overall shoe.

Several small flowers clustered together or one large flower in the center is always stunning.

Small appliques and even tiny stuffed animal heads are ADORABLE! Really, your imagination is the only limit when it comes to how a plain pair of booties are decorated.

Today I’m going to give you a pattern for a simple leaf to use under small flowers for the tops of baby booties.

We’ll start with the single leaf.

 

Little Leaves (Single Leaf)

Materials Needed:

  • Size D (3.25mm) crochet hook (Or size needed to create the length of the leaf you desire–this pattern will work with any size hook.)
  • Small amount of 4 ply worsted weight green yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Note: Leaf will be worked on both sides of the foundation chain (top and bottom). DO NOT turn your work. 

Stitches Used:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch 5

Sc in first ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch. ROTATE your leaf so you can work the underside of your foundation ch.

Dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in the top and finish off. Weave in tails and sew to your project with a length of the same color green yarn.

Finished leaf using a D hook measures approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm). 

 

The second way to tackle leaves is to crochet them both together. Not only does making two leaves combined into one piece save time, it’s easier on your hands when it comes time to sew them on the bootie.

Little Leaves (Double Leaf)

Materials Needed:

  • Size D (3.25mm) crochet hook (Or size needed to create the length of the leaf you desire–this pattern will work with any size hook.)
  • Small amount of 4 ply worsted weight green yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Note: Leaf will be worked on both sides of the foundation chain (top and bottom). DO NOT turn your work. 

Stitches Used:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch 11

Sc in first ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next two chs, sc in  next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, [2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc] in last ch. ROTATE your leaf so you can work the underside of your foundation ch.

Dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next two chs, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, [2 sc, ch 1, sc] in last ch, join in top on 1st sc and finish off. Weave in tails and sew to your project with a length of the same color green yarn.

Finished leaf using a D hook measures approximately 2 inches (5 cm). 

Hello Kitty Applique


Crochet amigurumi is one of my all time favorite things to do with a hook and yarn. You sit down with a skein and in a couple of hours you have a cute stuffed animal aching to brighten up anyone’s day.

But sometimes a 3D animal just won’t work and you need something flat–an applique, to give that cuteness factor to an item that can be worn.

Today, I’ll show you how to crochet a Hello Kitty applique to stitch onto a hat or a pair of slippers or really anything your imagination dreams up!

Quick Tip: If you decide to make one, I HIGHLY SUGGEST that you line the back of the face with some white felt. The black yarn you use to embroider the face with is really visible from the back and when you are all done stitching that face on you’ll have a hot mess on your hands from the front.

You don’t have to line the back of course but this is the result:

Proper placement of Hello Kitty’s eyes, nose, and whiskers is what will set your applique apart from the rest.

Think of her face as it appears  above. Notice how her eyes lie more than halfway down her face and her nose is exactly center and directly below the eye-line. Her whiskers are placed directly opposite each eye and all seem to be directional to it. (meaning they sort of point right at the eye they are closest to.)

Now, when you have completed your applique, refer back to the grid in order to ensure the best results! Using black yarn in a yarn needle, embroider the eyes and whiskers. Embroider the nose using yellow yarn.