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Buzzy Bee Photo Prop


You know it’s springtime when you start seeing bees everywhere!

This pattern is yet one more in a line of cute photo props using the same exact pentagon motif!

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop

Materials required:

  • Hook sizes G and H
  • 4 ply yarn in yellow and black
  • Eyelash yarn in black
  • Tapestry needle
  • Transparent nylon sewing thread
  • Embroidery needle

Note: To make this prop larger, you would need to size your hook up. For each hook size up, you can add an approximate half to three quarters of an inch to the finished project.

Stitches used:

  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • fpdc (front post double crochet: complete the stitch around the post of the next indicated stitch by inserting the hook from front to back to front around the post)
  • v-st (v-stitch: [dc, ch 1, dc] in same space)

Pentagon Motif: Make 6: 3 yellow pentagons and 3 black pentagons.

Using main color (black or yellow), Ch 3, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), v-st 4 times in ring, dc in ring, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. (10 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc around ch 3 from round 1, fpdc around next dc, *v-st in next ch 1 sp, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, rep from * around to 1st ch 1 space, dc in 1st ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. (10 fpdc, 10 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc around ch 3 from round 2, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, *v-st in next ch 1 sp, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, rep from * around to 1st ch 1 space, dc in 1st ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. Finish off. (20 fpdc, 10 dc)

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc around ch 3 from round 3, fpdc around next 5 dc, *v-st in next ch 1 sp,  fpdc around next 6 dc, rep from * around to 1st ch 1 space, dc in 1st ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to top of ch 3. Finish off. (30 fpdc, 10 dc)

Weave in all tails before moving on to next motif.

Assembly:

Start with your center motif. Arrange the yellow and black motifs as shown and prepare to assemble.  (Use pic as a general guide)

Quick Tip: When you are arranging your motifs, be sure that the side where you finished off and have a thread trailing is on the outside–that makes less tails to weave in later because you can crochet right over them when we get to the border!

Note: You can have either a yellow, black, yellow pattern OR a black, yellow, black pattern. Right now is the time to decide!

You will begin working the assembly with only your center motif. All flanking motifs will be joined by one side to the center first, (we will join the rest later).

Take your center motif and any flanking motif and place them wrong sides together.

Note: Keep in mind that your two motifs will be placed wrong sides together, so the back loops will be the two loops closest to each other.

Sew together your motifs using the transparent nylon sewing thread and an embroidery needle–making sure you are only sewing through the back loops of each motif.

The next thing we will need to do is to sew up the rest of the seams between each flanking motif.

Remember: when you join your motifs you want to make sure you are holding them wrong sides together.

When you are all done, you should have something like this–with all the tails from each motif out to the side:

Wrong Side of Buzzy Bee Prop

The only thing left to do with this blanket is the border and the stinger!

Border and Stinger:

Using an H hook, with the RIGHT SIDE of blanket facing you, combine one thread of 4 ply black with one thread of black eyelash yarn and join with a sl st in the ch 1 space located in the point of the black pentagon on the right of your work.

Ch 2,  dc in the same space as join, *dc all the way across to the next ch 1 space (8 dc), 2 dc in the ch 1 space, 2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, dc all the way across to the next ch 1 space (8 dc),  2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, continue from * around until you reach the center of the two bottom yellow pentagons.

2 dc in the ch 1 sp, sl st the two ch 1 spaces together, DROP THE EYELASH YARN and only crochet using the black 4 ply. Ch 8, (you can make this a little longer if you’d like. What you are going for here is sort of a one sided leaf shape.) In the second ch from hook, sl st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st (tail made)

Pick up your eyelash yarn once again,  2 dc in the ch 1 space, dc all the way across to the next ch 1 space (8 dc),  2 dc in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, join in the top of the ch 2. Finish off and weave in any remaining tails.

When you’re all done, your prop should look something like this:

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop: Top

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop: Bottom

All that’s left is to make a hat with two antenna’s.

Buzzy Bee Photo Prop Hat

Materials Needed:

  • Size G (4.5mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Finished Sizes:
Preemie/12” (Baby/14”)

Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch to join rnd.

Rnd 1: With black: Ch 1, 8 sc into center of rnd, sl st to 1st sc to end rnd — 8 sc.

Rnd 2: Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, *2 sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 16 sc.

Rnd 3: Change to black. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 24 sc.

Rnd 4: Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 32 sc.

Rnd 5: Change to black. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 40 sc.

Rnd 6: Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 48 sc.

For size 12”/Preemie skip to Rnd 8. For size 14”/Baby proceed to next rnd.

Rnd 7: Change to black. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 56 sc.

Rnd 8: *If you are joining from Rnd 6, change to black.* Change to yellow. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each st around, sl st to beginning ch to end — 48 (56) sc.

Repeat Rnd 8, alternating black and yellow stripes until hat measures 4.5 (5.5)” or until desired length.

Optional: When your hat reaches the desired length, join eyelash yarn with a sl st in any stitch. Hdc in each st around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Antenna (make 2)

Use two stitch markers to mark where to place the antenna’s.

Attach black yarn with a sl st, ch 10, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st down the length of the antenna, sl st around post of the st on hat where attached. Fasten off and weave in tails.

 

I hope you’ve had fun with this project. If you make one and want to share your pics, I’D LOVE TO SEE THEM! Pop on into our facebook group and post away!

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Pro-Breastfeeding Infant Hat


The Boob Hat has been making the rounds–blazing a trail all through fb and pinterest. So naturally, I’ve been asked several times to tackle it–and I have. I present you with my version of The Boob Hat!

https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/ Pro Breastfeeding Crochet Hat

The pattern is pretty straight forward. You need some skin toned yarn and–well, nipple colored yarn….   Those of us with breasts already know that these shades can range through lots of tones, so really any combo will work.

I’ve used for the main part of the hat an eggshell color and for the nipple, baby pink.

Onward to the pattern!

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OCTOBER 20, 2013 PATTERN UPDATE!! 

For a COMPLETE pattern (with list of materials, gauge information, pattern notes, stitches and terms used, and size information) head on over to my Craftsy or Ravelry shops where you can pick up your instant PDF download for free!

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Pro Breastfeeding Crochet Hat: Using size I (5.50 mm) crochet hook and your chosen ‘nipple’ colored yarn: Begin with a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (beginning chs count as a st here and throughout pattern), 7 hdc in ring, join with a slip stitch in the top of the ch 2. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join with a slip stitch in the top of the ch 2. (8 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, 2 dc in each hdc around, join with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 3. (16 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, 1 dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, change color to ‘flesh’ colored yarn in last dc worked, join with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, (crochet over your tails to make weaving simple later), 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 2 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (32 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 3 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (40 dc) For size x-small skip to rnd 10. For all other sizes continue with rnd 7.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 4 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (48 dc) For size small skip to rnd 10. For all other sizes continue with rnd 8.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 5 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 5 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (56 dc) For size medium skip to rnd 10. For size large, continue with remaining pattern.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 6 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 6 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (64 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch in the top of the ch 3. (40, 48, 56, 64 dc)

Repeat rnd 10 to reach the desired length:

  • Size x-small and small: 5.5 – 6.5 inches from top of hat to brim.
  • Size medium: 7.5 inches from top of hat to brim.
  • Size large: 8 inches from top of hat to brim.

Note: Length can be adjusted for better fit. Finish off and weave in ends.

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