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Bubbly Diaper Cover

Good day!

Remember the lovely “Sheep” set for a newborn?

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You loved it and are wondering how to make that lovely diaper cover too? No need to wait any longer – yesterday, I wrote down a pattern for it. If you find any mistakes, please, let me know. I was also inspired by Crochet A Flower. You can see that I’ve borrowed the first 3 rounds and size measurements. Thank you! Your pattern was a big help for me in designing The Bubbly Diaper Cover.

You can download this pattern on PDF: Bubbly Diaper Cover.

Pattern

I used hook size J.

Info on the yarn label:

100% acrylic

Hook size: 5 1/2 – 6

Gauge: 10cm x 10cm – 15 m

 

Start with ch 55.

R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every stitch across, ch 1, turn (54)

R2: trc in every stitch across, ch 1, turn (54)

R3: sc in every stitch across, fasten off (54)

R4: count 15 stitches from the side and slip stitch in the stitch 16; ch 3, bobble in the same stitch, hdc, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 11 times, ch 3, turn (24)

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R5: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (24)

R6: bobble in the same stitch, hdc, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 11 times, ch 3, turn (24)

R7: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (24)

R8: bobble in the same stitch, hdc, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 11 times, ch 3, turn (24)

R9: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (24)

R10: bobble in the same stitch, hdc, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 11 times, ch 3, turn (24)

R11: hdc2tog, hdc 20, hdc2tog, ch 3, turn (22)

R12: hdc2tog, hdc, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 8 times, hdc, hdc2tog, ch 3, turn (20)

R13: hdc2tog, hdc 16, hdc2tog, ch 3, turn (18)

R14: hdc2tog, hdc, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 6 times, hdc, hdc2tog, ch 3, turn (16)

R15: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (16)

R16: hdc 2, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 6 times, hdc 2, ch 3, turn (16)

R17: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (16)

R18: hdc 2, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 6 times, hdc 2, ch 3, turn (16)

R19: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (16)

R20: hdc 2, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 6 times, hdc 2, ch 3, turn (16)

R21: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (16)

R22: hdc 2, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 6 times, hdc 2, ch 3, turn (16)

R23: 2hdc in the same stitch as chain, hdc 14, 2 hdc in last stitch, ch 3, turn (18)

R24: hdc, [bobble, hdc] –> rep 7 times, hdc, ch3, turn (18)

R25 – R27: hdc in every stitch across, ch 3, turn (18)

R28: hdc in every stitch across, ch 1, sc around the edges, fasten off, weave in ends. Sew one or two big buttons. I prefer the looks of two buttons. 

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I had a great chance to take pictures in my in-laws garden, so here they are – diaper covers in blue and pink. 

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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Heart Baby Blanket (pattern)

I am bit late with the heart baby blanket pattern but here it is. I was done knitting the blanket a few days ago and just finished writing down the pattern. If you find any mistakes, please tell me because it is the very first time I’m making a pattern for a knitting project. I have to tell you that the original idea wasn’t mine. I found a picture of this blanket and a pattern for the heart in one Lithuanian forum. I don’t know who originally created it but thank you. Nevertheless, I had problems with figuring out how many stitches I should cast on before starting it etc. Therefore, I have written down the way I made it so I can help someone who also wants to knit it. All the pictures of the pattern are made by me; the one I found wasn’t as detailed as mine is. I have to mention that it involves not only knitting but crocheting as well (the edges), unless you want to finish it with knitting too (it is possible). 

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Size: app. 102x85cm

Yarn: Eldorado Home (handicraft); Color 6687; 1232m or 550g.

Needles: size 3mm (or 3 1/2 – 4) or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 21sts and 28 rows = 10x10cm (4″x4″) in stocking stitch using 3 1/2-4mm needles.

Instructions

ALWAYS REMEMBER NOT TO KNIT THE FIRST STITCH IN THE BEGINNING OF EACH LINE. IT WILL MAKE YOUR EDGES MORE BEAUTIFUL AND AFTERWARDS IT WILL BE EASIER TO PICK UP THE STITCHES WHEN YOU KNIT THE EDGE.

Cast on 159 stitches and work 4 rows: 1 and 3 row in a knit stitch, 2 and 4 row in purl stitch (every second row should be done in purl stitch). Every 22nd stitch is a yarn over and every 23 stitch is a k2tog (slope to the left). Follow the pattern for better help. It will make 7 different squares: one with a heart and one without. The square without a heart should be done in a knit stitch every second row, and in a purl stitch every second row. You can choose that all squares are heart too. It doesn’t change the math.

After each square there are two stitches as mentioned above. They do not exist in the very beginning of knitting or in the very end.

After you are done with a heart pattern, you should work 4 rows as in the beginning of the pattern.

When you are done with a first square line you should work 2 rows which are:

Row1 (25 in a picture): 1st (just move it on the other needle, do not knit), 2nd and 3rd st in knit st. 4th yarn over, k2tog (slope to the left)*repeat as many times as you need. Knit the last two st in a knit st.

Row2 (26 in a picture): 1 (just move it on the other needle, do not knit), purl stitch. 22 and 23 st as shown in a picture (always do it after 21 st, so it separates the squares).

When knitting a heart pay attention to the slope: sometimes it is to the left, and sometimes to the right.

Finishing: pick up the stitches at the one of the sides of the blanket (you can choose whichever edge you want to start from) or crochet around with your chosen edging pattern (I chose granny style).

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The Grey Giraffe with a Bow Tie (Pattern)

Hello Everyone!

Earlier I promised you to post an improved pattern for a giraffe I made before by I Love Buttons. But when I started to crochet my giraffe again I thought that I wouldn’t improve the pattern. It would be better if I added the things I like to it and recount everything. I’m finally done with it. I didn’t expect it to take so much time to write down a pattern. It took me a whole two days with crocheting, correcting, deleting etc. Here is the result: a lovely grey giraffe with a bow tie. 

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Pattern

I used the invisible decrease all the time I had to decrease (dec).

I also crocheted in back loops while making legs and arms because I love how it looks.

The bow tie pattern can be found here. I used my bow pattern + made a collar (ch31, hdc in second chain from hook, hdc all the time, fasten off), and sew them together on a giraffe.

The only thing I didn’t really change and left the same as Emma (I Love Buttons) did (except that I always start with a magic ring) were ears.

Please, follow instructions and pay attention. If there is “join” you should join, if I don’t write it then it means you should crochet around without joining.

Arms (make 2):

R1: Magic ring, 6 sc in a MR, join.
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12), join.
R3: [2sc, sc] repeat 6 times (18), join.
R4: work only in back loops. sc 18, join.
Change color.
R5: deep sc 18, join.
R6: dec1, sc 1 (12).
R7-R23: sc 12.
Slip stitch in next, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing together.
Stuff firmly, don’t stuff too much near the end.

Legs (make 2):

R1: Magic RIng, 6 sc in MR, join.
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12), join.
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18), join.
R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (24), join.
R5 – R6: sc 24, join.
R7: in back loops, sc 24, join.
Change color.
R8: deep sc 24, join.
R9: [dec, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (18).
R10: [dec, sc] rep 6 times (12).
R11 – R33: sc 12.
Slip stitch in next, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing together.
Stuff firmly, don’t stuff too much near the end.

Horns (make 2):

R1: Magic Ring, 6sc in MR
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
R3 – R6: sc 12
Stuff firlmy.
R7: dec, sc (8)
R8 – R14: sc 8.
Slip stitch in next, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing together.
Finish stuffing.

Head:

R1: Magic Ring, 6sc in MR.
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18)
R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (24)
R5: [2sc, sc in next 3] rep 6 times (30)
R6: [2sc, sc in next 4] rep 6 times (36)
R7-R11: sc 36.
Change color.
R12-R14: sc 36.
R15: [2sc, sc 5] rep 6 times (42). Remember to add your eyes if you are using pearls.
R16: [2sc, sc 6] rep 6 times (48)
R17-R19: sc 48.
R20: [dec, sc 6] rep 6 times (42)
R21: [dec, sc 5] rep 6 times (36)
R22: [dec, sc 4] rep 6 times (30)
R23: [dec, sc 3] rep 6 times (24)
Stuff firmly.
R24: [dec, sc 2] rep 6 times (18)
R25: [dec, sc] rep 6 times (12)
R26: dec 6 (6)
Slip stitch in next stitch, fasten off, and weave in the ends.

Ears (make 2):

R1: Magic Ring, sc 6 in MR
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18)
R4-R10: sc 18.
Slip stitch to next stitch, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing.

Body:

R1: Magic Ring, sc 6 in Mr.
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18)
R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (24)
R5: [2sc, sc in next 3] rep 6 times (30)
R6: [2sc, sc in next 4] rep 6 times (36)
R7: [2sc, sc in next 5] rep 6 times (42)
R8: [2sc, sc in next 6] rep 6 times (48)
R9: [2sc, sc in next 7] rep 6 times (54)
R10-R19: sc 54.
R20: [dec, sc in next 7] rep 6 times (48)
R21: [dec, sc in next 6] rep 6 times (42)
R22: [dec, sc in next 5] rep 6 times (36)
R23: [dec, sc in next 4] rep 6 times (30)
R24: [dec, sc in next 8] rep 3 times (27)
Stuff firmly.
R25-R37: sc 27.
Slip stitch to next stitch, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing.
Stuff firmly.

Tail:

R1: Magic ring, sc 6 in MR.
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
R3: 2sc, sc in next 3 (15)
R4-R15: sc 15.
Slip stitch in next stitch.
Stuff very lightly.
Sow all parts together. 
Add hair.

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In the picture above you can see the stripy giraffe I made earlier using I Love Buttons by Emma pattern. They look adorable together!

When I was taking pictures outside our dog was playing around. I think she loves these two little ones too.

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I cannot say that this pattern is totally mine as I used another one as inspiration and basis. But if you do make it please link back to my blog. Thank you and have fun crocheting!

I just got a wonderful idea! One great girl called Camila suggested me to make a dragon! Isn’t it awesome? I should be able to use this pattern as basis and then make it more dragonish 😀 I will definitely give it a try once I’m done with other projects. Thank you, Camila! Maybe someone else has any great ideas as well?? Share it, I will be more than happy to hear them and maybe fulfill some 🙂

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Green Lion Bookmark (free pattern + give away)

Hello!

Yesterday I got inspired by a lovely cat bookmark. Therefore I wanted to try to make one by myself. I also thought that it would be a great give away for someone! So, I sat down and started to make one. I didn’t want to copy it and make the same cat. As a result I made a green lion. I wrote down a pattern as well, as I didn’t want to forget how I made it and keep it for future animal bookmarks.

Pattern

Body:

Ch 80

R1: sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc till the end, 1ch, turn.

R2: sc in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, 1 ch, turn.

R3: sc  in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, 1 ch, turn.

R4: sc  in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, 1 ch, turn.

R5: sc  in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, fasten off.

(R6): ch 30, connect to the first body part with sc and sc to next 25; ch 25 without connecting to the body, 1 ch, turn.

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R7: sc  in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, 1 ch, turn.

R8: sc  in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, 1 ch, turn.

R9: sc  in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, 1 ch, turn.

R10: sc  in the front loops (start in the same stitch as your chain) till the end, fasten off.

Paws:

Crochet on the end of each leg.

R1: sc in next 6, fasten off.

Embroider claws.

Tail:

In the middle of the shortest legs make a slip stitch and ch 25, fasten off. Add hairy ending and brush the yarn so they get fluffy.

Head:

Crochet round.

R1: Magic loop, sc 5 in a magic loop.

R2: 2 sc in each stitch (10)

R3: [2 sc, sc in next] repeat 5 times (15)

R4: [2 sc, sc in next 2] repeat 5 times (20)

R5: [2 sc, sc in next 3] repeat 5 times (25)

R6: [2 sc, sc in next 4] repeat 5 times (30)

Change color.

R7: [2 sc, sc in next 5] repeat 5 times (35)

R8: [2 sc, sc in next 6] repeat 5 times (40), sl stitch in next, fasten off.

Add hair.

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When you are done adding hair, brush them so they become fluffy (I used a comb).

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Ears:

Ch 7

R1: sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc till the end, 1 ch, turn.

R2: dc, sc in next 2, dc, turn.

R3: sc in all, turn.

R4: 2 dc, turn.

R5: sc in all, turn.

R6: dc, fasten off.

Sow to the head.

Sow the head to the body and you have a nice bookmark for your favorite book.

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If you use this pattern and publish it, please link back to my blog. You can use this pattern for personal use and you can also sell bookmarks made using this pattern. 

GIVE AWAY

Visit my Facebook page Do It Yourself by Ruta, like it, and share + like a picture of this bookmark which you will find on Facebook (be sure you share it public).

Any country can participate. One of you can win this Green Lion Bookmark. 

Crochet Bow (Free Pattern)

Hello!

I was looking for an easy bow pattern for a quite long time now. Believe me or not, I couldn’t find one I liked and wanted to use. Therefore, I’ve decided to try and create it by myself. I’ve made a picture tutorial, so you can also try and crochet it. 

Pattern

Chain 25

R1: sc in second chain from hook, sc in all stitches across.

R2: ch 1, turn, hdc across (you HAVE to start in the same stitch as your chain).

R3: ch1, turn, sc across (you HAVE to start in the same stitch as your chain).

R4: ch1, turn, hdc across (you HAVE to start in the same stitch as your chain), fasten off. Remember to leave a long piece of yarn for sowing the sides together and shaping a bow. (see the pictures)

Finishing:

Bend the crochet and sow the sides. Go round few times right in the middle around the crochet with a yarn to shape a bow.

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It’s funny, in the pictures it looks purple, except the one when it’s done. The actual color is pink. I hope you will find it useful. Please, share your pictures if you make it. Also, if you post it on your blog, link back to me. Thank you!