Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern : Decorative Pumpkin Headpiece for Small Cats, Dogs or Stuffed Toys

Last week I got a fun custom order for some cat hats! Yes cat hats! Call me crazy but I like a challenge! Usually I leave the animal design to my awesome, super talented mom over at Posh Pooch Designs but this person found me first through my devil headband and cape set on Etsy and wanted something similar for her cat.  She gave me some measurements and I went from there freestyle. I made her a devil and unicorn headpiece. Aren't they so silly, but so cute! 
I'm allergic to cats so my kids shared their stuffed babies to model them for you. LOL! 

I thought this simple design would be fun to share with you since it can be used for small cats, dogs or as I will use them, for extra accessories for my kids stuffed animals! (they have way to many) 

I decided since it's just about fall that a pumpkin headpiece would be just right! 
I may design a few more seasonally but we'll see. 

I hope you enjoy the pattern! 

Decorative Pumpkin Headpiece

Sized for 2-3 inches between the ears and about 10-12 inches around the head

F - Hook 3.75
Worsted Weight Yarn of choice - Orange and Green 

*Chain stitch does not count in stitch count!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).

Terms and Stitches: 
*R - row or round
*ch - chain
*sc - single crochet
*sl st - slip stitch
*st - stitch

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join with sl st to 1st sc (6) 
R2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc (12)
R3: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (18)
R4: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 2) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (24)
R5: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 3) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (30)
R6: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 4) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (36) 

Piece should measure approx 2 1/2 inches across.
R 7&8 will form the ear holes and ties

R7: Ch 24, sk 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in next st, ch 24, 
sk 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in remaining st to beginning ch-24, DO NOT JOIN

R8: sc in next 12 chs, ch 46, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and next 45 chs, sl st in next 12 chs, 
sc in next 12 sts, sc in next 12 chs, ch 46, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and next 45 chs, 
sl st in remaining sts to 1st sc, Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Stem and Spiral Vine

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to 1st sc (6)
R2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (6)
R5: Ch 11, 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, join to next sc with sl st
Fasten off but leave a long tail. Sew step to center of hat or as desired. 

Image used with permission from Posh Pooch Designs.
She tested it for me!  Modeled by Max. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Freebie pattern for one day only!!

As part of our 15K Facebook Fan Celebration! Yesterday I asked you to vote on a freebie pattern for the day! The decision wasn't hard and won by a long shot! You all picked Shellby the Turtle Lovey! 

I love my turtles! Shellby is my turtle mascot that you see in my logo! He has a special place in my heart and my turtles are what really made my business flourish! Who would have thought a turtle cape pattern would be viral and become by far my best seller! It's still going strong after all this time!! 

Anywho! I know you're here for a the freebie but I wanted to also remind you that today is also the last day of our huge 75% off patterns sale! That means all patterns are 1.49 or less until midnight central time. 

You can get the coupon code for the 75% off sale  Raverly HERE.
(this isn't the freebie code-scroll down for that one!)

To access your free pattern you simply just need to click the link below. It will auto add the pattern to your cart and add the coupon code! 
This will only be free Wed Sept 17, 2014 11 Am - Thurs. Sept 18,  2014 11 AM (24 hrs)
After that it will be reg. $4.50

Be sure to sign into Ravelry too so that you can save it in your library because if you don't sign in I can't verify your purchase if you ever lose the pattern. 

Thank you again for being a fan and celebrating with us! Oh and be sure to share blog link to this freebie so people don't miss out! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What will you choose for free?

To continue on with our 15K Facebook Celebration I want you to choose which pattern should be free for a day? You have all day today to vote and tomorrow the top choice will be free all day Wed (Sept 17th)!!! 

I picked out 4 unique options! 

Thick and Thin Beanie

Which pattern should be free for a day? free polls 

(FYI-I"m having technical difficulty with this poll.  The Vote and View button won't show..arg!
 So you can vote here if it doesn't show for you :) 

Vote today!!! 

Don't forget about our 75% off sale in Raverly too! 

Thank you so much to those that have already purchased! For link and coupon code just click on over to the sale post HERE! I can't wait to see what you choose!