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Thursday, January 28, 2016

MCAL Part 2!

Here's your next part!

If you missed the first part, check out last week's post here.

(Remember you're using a G hook and WW yarn)

Body:

R1: 6 sc in magic circle
R2: 2sc in each st (12) (place stitch marker)
R3: 2sc in next, sc in next st** rpt around (18)
R4: 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 st** rpt around (24)
R5: 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 st** rpt around (30)
R6: 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 st** rpt around (36)
R7-12: sc in each st around (36)
R8: sc2tog, sc in next 7 (32)
R9: sc in each st around (32)
R10: sc2tog, sc in next 6 (28)
R11-15: sc in each st around (28)
R16: sc2tog, sc in next 5 (24)
R17: sc2tog, sc in next 2 (18)
R18: sc2tog, sc in next st (12)
R19: sc2tog around (6)

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing


Tail:

Ch 8, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across.
f/o leaving long tail for sewing

Cut 3 pieces about 3 in. each. Fold in half. Insert hook into end of "tail" (the part that doesn't have the long tail), grab the loop made from your folded pieces and pull them partway through. While hook is still in loops, grab loose ends of the pieces and pull them through the loop. Pull tight.

You're done for this week! Next week is the head and finishing instructions! Any ideas yet?

Feel free to post pics!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Camarillo Cowl

EEK! Look what I just put up in Ravelry!! The Camarillo Cowl!


This is by far one of my favorite cowls to wear. It's easy to work up and looks amazing! And it looks great with variegated yarn!

And the best part for you? I'm releasing it for only 50 cents! You can get your copy HERE.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mystery CAL - Part 1 :)

Welcome to the Mystery Crochet Along!

I'm so excited- this is my first time "hosting" one of these and I can't wait to see how all of your projects turn out! As requested, we will be making an Ami, but I'm not going to tell you what! ;)

This is the first step of three. When you finish your project, please post pictures here or on the Facebook page so we can all see your creation!

Let's get started. Here is what you will need:
- WW yarn (in 1-2 colors. Color change options will be given, disregard if using one color)
- A G hook (gauge isn't important)
- Stuffing
- A yarn needle
- Optional safety eyes
- Small amount of scrap yarn to sew on features
- Stitch marker (we will not be joining at the end of the rounds)

Are you ready? Here's your first step! (Can you guess what they will be?)

Make 2:
(if using 2 colors, start with contrast color)
R1: 6sc in magic circle
R2: 2sc in each stitch (12 stitches) (place stitch marker)
R3: *2 sc in next stitch, sc in next* rpt around (18) (switch to main color)
R4-7: sc in each st around (18)
R8: *sc in next st, sc2tog in next* rpt around (12)
R9-19: sc in each st around (12)
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing

Make 2:
(if using 2 colors, start with contrast color)
R1: 6sc in magic circle
R2: 2sc in each stitch (12 stitches) (place stitch marker)
R3: *2 sc in next stitch, sc in next* rpt around (18)
R4: sc in next 4, 2sc in next 3, sc next 6, 2sc in next 3, sc next 2 (24) (Switch to main color)
R5-8: sc around (24)
R9: *sc2tog, sc next 2* rpt around (18)
R10: *sc2tog, sc next 2* rpt 4x, sc next 2 (14)
R11-18: sc in each st around (14)
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing


That's it for now! Check back next week for Part 2!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask here or on the Facebook page!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Free Pattern Friday- Wallykazam!


  • Good morning! 

  • I have for you today one of my favorite patterns and the second pattern that I ever wrote! I made this for my son's birthday because he was IN LOVE with Wallykazam. It was so popular, that I had to make one for my second son (and tweak the pattern in the process). He's fun to make and fun to give to little ones who love the show!

  • Have fun! 

  • If you'd like to purchase a pdf of this pattern for easier use and readability, I do offer it for .99, just send me a message at lauramaescrochet@gmail.com. :)
Don't crochet? I'll make you one! Send me a message at lauramaescrochet@gmail.com or my Facebook page. :)

Pattern Details:
  • -  Worsted Weight Yarn (I used aqua, tan, blue, dark brown,
    lavender, black, white)
  • -  G Hook
  • -  Fiberfill
  • -  Yarn Needle for sewing pieces together/ embellishments
  • -  Fabric stiffener (optional)
    Stitches used:
  • -  Magic circle (mc) (tutorial found here:
    http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/09/demystifying-the-magic-
    ring/)
  • -  Single crochet (sc)
  • -  Single crochet two together (sc2tog)
  • -  Chain (ch)
  • -  Slip stitch (sl st)
Head: (aqua yarn)
R1: sc 6 in mc (6)

R2: 2sc in each stitch (12) R3: **2sc, sc** around (18) R4: **2sc, sc 2** around (24) R5: **2sc, sc 3** around (30) R6: **2sc, sc 4** around (36)
©LauraMae’s Crochet. This pattern may not be copied, duplicated or reproduced.
R7: **2sc, sc 5** around (42) R8-15: sc around (42)
R16: **sc2tog, sc 5** around (36) R17: **sc2tog, sc 4** around (30) R18: **sc2tog, sc 3** around (24) R19: **sc2tog, sc 2** around (18) R20: **sc2tog, sc** around (12) R21-22: sc2tog til closed

R23: ch 4, sl st in same space (makes the ear) F/o Reattach yarn to very first st on other side. Ch 4, sl st to same st. (other ear made). F/o weave in ends

**You will turn head sideways to sew to body**

Eyes: (make 2)
(dark brown) R1: sc 4 in mc
(change to white) R2: 2sc in each. (8) f/o using black, embroider pupils in eyes sew to head

Nose: (lavender yarn) R1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R2: **sc in first st, 3sc in next** (rpt 3x) (12)
R3-5: sc around (12). f/o leaving long tail. Sew to face

Embroider mouth and tooth on face using black and white yarn. Use picture for guide if necessary. Tie a few short strands of dark brown to top of head for hair.
Body: (tan)
R1: sc 6 in mc (6)

R2: 2sc in each (12)
R3: **2sc, sc** around (18)
R4: sc in next 3, 2sc in next 3, sc in next 6, 2sc in next 3, sc in last 3 (24)
R5: sc in next 4, 2sc in next 3, sc in next 9, 2sc in next 3, sc in last 5 (30)
R6-12: sc around (30)

Change to dark brown
R13-15: sc around (30)
R16a: sc 15, join to stitch across
R17- 23a: sc around


** This creates first leg, Fasten off and reattach to the unworked stitches from other side of body to make second leg**


R16-23b: sc around. (15) Fasten off.

Feet: (make 2) (aqua) R1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R2: 2 sc in each (12)
R3: **sc2, sc** around (18)
R4: sc around (18)
R5:sc6,(ch4,sl st in 2
nd , sc2 in next, sc, sl st in original st, sc in next st) rpt 3 more times., sc in last 8 st.
R6: sc around
R7: **sc2tog, sc** around (12)
R8: sc2tog til closed. f/o leave long tail. Sew to bottom of legs

Arms: (make 2) (dark blue) R1: sc 6 in mc (6)
R2: sc2 in each (12)
R3: **sc2, sc** around (18)
R4-10: sc around (18)
R11: change to aqua, sc around (18)
R12: sc around (18)
R13: sl st ends together. Turn, (ch 4, sl st in 2
nd ch from hook,
sc2 in next st, sc in next, sl st to first stitch, sc in next) rpt 3 times (omitting last sc in last rpt)


Sew arms on to body
Embroider “buttons” onto chest with dark brown yarn. (attach yarn for first “button,” tie knot in place. Place needle diagonal from knot, tie another knot. Place needle through body, bringing up above previous knot, tie knot. Place needle diagonal, tie last knot.)


Stick:
Ch20,turn, sc in 2
nd ch from hook and in next 7.Ch 9, sc in 2nd
chain from hook and in next stitches until you reach original ch. Sl st in next st and down rest of chain.
If desired, use fabric stiffener. Sew stick to hand. 


©LauraMae’s Crochet. This pattern may not be copied, duplicated or reproduced.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Just for Fun sale!

Last week I release my new Ridgecrest Cowl and Scarf. For those that missed the giveaway, I thought I'd do a "Just for fun" sale!

From today until Saturday (1/16/15) you can receive 40% off the Ridgecrest Cowl/Scarf and/or the Ridgecrest Beanie!  No coupon code needed! Just head to Raverly for the cowl/scarf and the beanie.

Enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Introducing the Ridgecrest Scarf/Cowl!

I've been waiting to release this one for so long! It's one of my favorite and I hope you'll love it too! There are so many options for colors, you can make it match anything.


And for today (Jan. 7, 2015), you can get your copy for free! Awesome, right?







Just head HERE and enter code: RIDGECREST.

And if you decide you can't live without the Ridgecrest Beanie, head HERE to receive a discount on it!




Feel free to share so everyone can enjoy the fun!