Thursday, October 4, 2012

Minnesota Vikings Applique Pattern

Add to a helmet hat, a blanket, or any other crochet project!

Finished Size = 5 3/4" (end to end)

Materials needed:
- Size H hook
- White worsted weight yarn
- Yellow worsted weight yarn
- Yarn needle to sew to your main project

WHITE YARN: Start with a magic circle (or you can ch 2 and continue with Round 1 in the 2nd ch from hk)
(Work in rounds without joining for the first 3 rounds)
Round 1: 8 sc
Round 2:  2 sc in each st (16)
Round 3: *1 sc in st, 2 sc in next* around (24)
Now you are going to work the tail of the logo ... The directions are for a logo with the tail going off to the left of the circle (instructions for opppsite logo are in parentheses).... just continue with next row in next space.
**Ch 1 and turn after each row
Row 1: 8 sc
Row 2: sc2tog, 4 sc, sc2tog
Row 3: 6 sc
Row 4: 4 sc, sc2tog (For logo with tail to the right: sc2tog, 4sc)
Row 5: sc2tog, 3 sc (For logo with tail to the right: 3 sc, sc2tog)
Row 6: 4 sc
Row 7: 2 sc, sc2tog (For logo with tail to the right: sc2tog, 2sc)
Row 8: 3 sc
Row 9: 3 sc
Row 10: 1 sc, sc2tog (For logo with tail to the right: sc2tog, 1 sc)
Row 11: 2 sc
Row 12: sc2tog
Row 13: slp st
Ch 2 and sc around entire piece.  Finish off.

YELLOW YARN: Attach with a sc near the top of circular part of your logo.  *hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc* repeat 2 more times.  Hdc in next 2 st, slp st.  Finish off.

Check out my etsy shop for a pattern for other teams and a full helmet hat pattern!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dragon Hat Pattern - The Possibilities

I just released this pattern last week and wanted to share some of the many dragon/dinosaur hats that I've made in the past.  It is such a fun hat for so many ages and my four year old still gets a kick out of people doing double-takes when they see her riding her bike to the park with her own pink dragon. 

Here goes a total photo bomb of dragon pics!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Leg Warmers with Lacing

I slightly adapted my Leg Warmers Pattern to include lacing up the back of the calf. 
My etsy shop has the original pattern:

What I did:
Every other row I added 2 chain 1 spaces that were 5 stitches apart (child size).  I did a dc in the chain spaces in the opposite rows. 

I then took a long piece of yarn and laced through the holes to get an idea of how long I would need my pink lacing to be.  I used this yarn to gauge how many chains I should make so that it would be long enough to complete the lacing.  After chaining, I slip stitched in the 2nd chain from the hook all the way down to last stitch.  You could also use ribbon or braided yarn for the lacing. This is an easy way to adapt your leg warmers so they can match different outfits!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Custom "Owl Love You Forever" Cuddle Pillow

Just dropped off in the mail!  Almost caught up on orders and then I can just focus on writing my patterns!  I am itching to get my police hat written and listed!

So I modified the "Owl Love You Forever" Cuddle Pillow for a custom order.

Here is the pic of the nursery bedding:
And here are the owls:

The yarns I used:

Mama Owl's body - Lion Brand Homespun in Barley held together with I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight in Light Taupe
Mama Owl's wings - I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight in Medium Blue and Soft Blue

Baby Owl's body - Lion Brand Homespun in Pearl held together with Caron Simply Soft in Bone
Baby Owl's wings - I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight in Light Sage and the other yarn was scraps I had, but similiar to Caron Simply Soft in a pale green.

Beaks and Eyelashes - I Love This Yarn Worsted Weight in Coffee

Note: I also played around with the original pattern and made the Mama Owl larger than the original size in the pattern.  I am more than happy to share that pattern with customers who purchase[d] my "Owl Love You Forever" Cuddle Pillow Pattern from my etsy shop!
Original pattern found at:

Friday, February 17, 2012

"Owl Love You Forever" Pillow

Pattern available at
Here is the little owl family I just finished this morning! 

I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn held together with a strand of soft worsted weight yarn for the purple and pink owls.  Love the soft texture and varigated coloring.

"Best Friends"

"Mom, I want one for my birthday!"

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Diaper Cover Pattern (Button Closure)

Size K Hook
Yarn - Lion Brand Homespun, but you can use TWO strands of worsted weight held together - I LOVE THIS YARN from Hobby Lobby or BERNAT from Wal-Mart

Ch 30
Row 1 - Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and across - 28 hdc in total
Row 2- 2hdctog in first 2 st, hdc across until last 2 st, 2 hdctog in last 2 st. (26 hdc)
Row 3 to 9 - Repeat directions for Row 2 (You should have 12 hdc when completing Row 9)
Rows 10 to 18 - Hdc in each st. (12 hdc)
Row 19 - 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until last st, 2 hdc in last st
Row 20 to 29 - Repeat directions for Row 19
Row 30 - 3 hdc in first st, hdc across until last st, 3 hdc in last st.
Row 31 - 3 dc in last st, dc across, 3 dc in last st.
sc around entire over.
Sew on buttons in the middle of Rows 1. Close using larger stitches from Row 31 for button holes. 
For a bunny tail, make a big pom pom and either sew on or tie onto the inside (that way the tail can be removed and diaper can be used without tail)

Photo courtesy of Kristen Walters Photography.

Note:  Like all my patterns, you are more than welcome to sell any finished items, but do not claim the pattern as your own.  Include in any online listing for your finished item: Made with a pattern created by brooke’s little stitches. Pattern found at

Bunny Hat Pattern available at