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#pawprintbookmark

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Dog Tissue Box Cover

This cover fits over 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ tissue box.

Materials:

Red Heart yarn. Beige (tissue box top and sides)

Cafe Latte (ears muzzle, and around eyes.)

Small amounts of black, white, and red for eyes, nose, and tongue.

You will need a 3.75 mm hook (F), 5 mm hook (H), and 5.5 mm hook (I)

Sewing needle and small amount of stuffing.

Abbreviations used:

sc=single crochet, ch=chain, sl st=slip stitch, sts=stitches, tog=together, rnd=round

For the cover, use I hook and Beige or color you would like your dog.

Sides: (Make 4)

Row 1: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (16)

Rows 2-21: Ch 1, sc across, turn. At end of row 21, Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.

Top: (Make 1)

Row 1: Ch 17, sc 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (16)

Rows 2-8: Ch 1, sc across, turn

The next 2 rows will be the opening for the tissues.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts. Fasten off. Skip next 10 sts. Join beige with sl st in next st, sc in same st as sl st and in next 2 sts, turn

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, Ch 10, skip next 10 sts, sc in last 3 sts, turn

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across, turn

Rows 12-18: Ch 1, sc across, turn. At end of row 18, fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

Join beige in any st on the opening. Slip stitch all the way around opening.

Now you will sew all the sides together using a whip stitch forming a box shape. Sew on the top with whip stitch with right side facing down. (This is the side where you slip stitched around the opening.) When you are done sewing you will turn it inside out so to speak so it is now right side out keeping all your whip stitching on the inside and your nice slip stitched opening will be on top. Place it over the tissue box. This will help when you sew on the dog parts.

Ears:  (Make 4) Use H hook and Café Latte or color you choose.

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (6)

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc across, turn

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn (8)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc across, turn

Row 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn (10)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc across, turn

Row 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn (12)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc across, turn

Row 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn (14)

Rows 13-15: Ch 1, sc across, turn

Rows 16-18: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog,  sc across to last 2 sts, sc last 2 sts tog, turn (12,10,8)

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Take 2 ears and hold wrong sides together and join same color to any st with a slip st. Sc through both thicknesses evenly around ear. Repeat with 2nd ear.  Sew to each side of tissue box. (Refer to picture for placement)

Muzzle:  Use H hook and Café Latte or color you choose. Do not join. Mark 1st st.

Rnd 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working on other side of ch, sc in last 5 chs (12)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat between ** (16)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat between ** (20)

Rnds 4-6: sc in each st around. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

 Sew to front of tissue box in middle starting about 4 rows up from bottom. (Refer to picture for placement) Stuff before closing.

Nose: Use F hook and black.

Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn (4)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc next 2 sts tog, turn (2)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc next 2 sts tog (1) Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

Sew to middle top off muzzle. With black yarn, embroider a line down muzzle starting at middle of nose. (Refer to picture)

Eyes: White part  (Make 2) Use F hook.

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch and each ch across, turn (5)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc across, turn

Rows 4-6: Sc first 2 sts tog, sc in rest of sts across, turn (4,3,2) Change color to Café Latte or the color you chose for ears and muzzle in last st of row 6. Sc evenly around eye.  Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

Eyes: Black part (Make 2) Use F hook.

Ch 3, join to form ring, 8 sc in the ring. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing. Sew to white part of eye toward the bottom. Sew eyes above muzzle. (Refer to picture)

Tongue: Use F hook and red.

Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite of chain, sc in next 4 chs. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing. Sew under muzzle. (Refer to picture)

Congratulations on a job well done. Now it will be hard to feel sick with this cute puppy to cheer you up. Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

Puppy Easter Basket

Diameter is 8″ at the base of the basket. The basket itself is 4 1/2″ tall. With handle 12″ tall. Gauge for basket: 4 hdc rows=2″, 7 hdc=2″ Gauge for rest: 6 sc rows=1″, 6 sc=1″

Materials:

For the basket, I used Red Heart “Cafe Latte” 2 strands held together to make it thicker, but you could use a single strand of chunky yarn. I did another basket after this one and used Bernat Softee Chunky.

For ears and muzzle, I used a dark brown in Lion’s Brand Yarn

For nose and eyes, I used Caron Simply Soft in black and white.

I used a J hook for basket and handle. G hook for the rest.

Plastic Canvas (optional) I cut an 8″ circle to put in bottom of basket for stability.

Needle for sewing on parts. Small amount of stuffing for muzzle.

Abbreviations Used:

sc=single crochet, hdc=half double crochet, st=stitch, ch=chain, tog=together, BL=back loops, Inv dec=invisible decrease, hdcFP=half double crochet front post

Basket: (Use J hook)

With 2 strands held together of 4 ply yarn or using chunky yarn for basket and handle:

Row 1: Ch 6, join with sl st in first ch to form ring, Ch 2, 12 hdc in ring (12) Chain 2 does not count as a stitch. Join with sl st in 1st st.

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around, join as before (24)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st around, join (36)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st around, join (48)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st around, join (60)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st around, join (72)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st around, join (84)

Row 8: Working in BL, Ch 2, hdc around, join (84)

Row 9: Working through both loops, Ch 2, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog around, join (72)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc around, join (72)

Row 11: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog around, join (60)

Rows 12-16: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (60)

Row 17: Ch 2, hdcFP in each st around. (See picture diagram for stitch) Fasten off. Weave in end.

Yarn over, Insert hook around post of stitch, pull through and finish off as hdc.

Handle: (Use J hook)

Leave a long tail at beginning and end of handle for sewing to basket.

Row 1: Ch 4, sc 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (3)

Rows 2-52: Ch 1, sc across, turn. Do not turn at the end of row 52. Ch 1, sc evenly in the end of each row and st around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

Sew each end of handle to sides of basket on inside of row 17.

Ears: (Use G hook)

Make 2. Do not join. Mark 1st st of each round.

Row 1: 6 sc in magic circle or Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Row 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Row 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st around (18)

Row 4: sc around

Row 5: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st around (24)

Row 6: sc around

Row 7: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next around (30)

Rows 8-9: sc around

Row 10: sc in next 3 sts, Inv Dec in next around (24)

Invisble Decrease (Insert hook in front loop of 1st st, do not yarn over but insert hook into front loop of 2nd st, yarn over,pull through both loops, yarn over, pull through last 2 loops.

Row 11: sc around

Row 12: sc in next 2 sts, Inv Dec in next st around (18)

Rows 13-14: sc around

Row 15: sc in next st, Inv Dec in next st around (12)

Rows 16-20: sc around. Fasten off. Leave a tail for sewing.

Sew to each side of basket in the same position as the handle but on the outside of basket.

Muzzle: (Use G hook) Do not join rounds

Rnd 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, 3 sc in last ch, work on other side of ch, sc in last 5 chs (12)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st, *sc next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat between * (16)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next* Repeat between * (20)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts around (24)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts around (28)

Rnd 6: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts around (32)

Rnds 7-8: sc around. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

Sew to middle front of basket about 1-2 rows up from bottom of basket. Stuff lightly before closing.

Nose: (Use G hook)

Row 1: Ch 4, sc 2nd ch from hook and each st arcross, turn (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc 1st 2 sts tog, sc in next st (2)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc next 2 sts tog (1) Do not turn. Ch 1, sc evenly around nose. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing. Sew to upper part of muzzle. Embroider mouth lines under nose.

Eyes: With white. (Use G hook) (Make 2)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring, or Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st 3 sts. Leave rest of sts unworked. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing. Join same brown as ears and muzzle, sc in the 6 sts of row 2 only. Fasten off.

Eyes: With black. (Use G hook) (Make 2)

6 sc in magic ring, or Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in 1st st. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing. Sew these to eye whites. Then sew eyes to basket above muzzle about 1 row down from top of basket.

Congratulations! All done. Now to just fill it with candy. Hope you have a fabulous Easter. Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

Paw Print Bookmark

Paw print bookmark is a fun way to mark your page. It is 13″ long from paw print to heart. It can be made longer or shorter by making the connecting part longer or shorter. I have listed what colors I used but pick your own, have fun with it, and go wild if you like. It works up fairly quickly and doesn’t use much yarn. It’s great for scrap busting.

Materials:

Red Heart Soft in “Toast”, Caron Simply Soft in “Soft Pink”, 4 mm (G) and 3.75 mm (F) hooks, needle for sewing

Abbreviations Used:

Ch=chain, sl st=slip st, sc=single crochet, hdc=half double crochet, dc=double crochet, tr=treble crochet, sk=skip, rep=repeat

Pawprint: (Make 2) Use G hook

Rnd 1: Wtih “Toast”, Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring, Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, sl st in 1st st to join(12)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join as before (24)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st around, join (36)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *(hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in 1st st, sk next st, sc next st, sk next st* rep between* 3 more times (this makes 4 “toes”) sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st around to 1st “toe”, join. Fasten off. On one paw print, leave a long tail for sewing.

2 paw prints made

Paw Pad: (Use F hook)

Rnd 1: With Soft Pink, ch 4, sl st in 1st st to form ring, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, sl st in 1st st to join (12)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in last 4 sts, join as before (16) Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing.

Toes: (Make 4) Use F hook

Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook or use magic circle, join with sl st in 1st st. Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing. Sew paw pad and toes to one paw print. See picture for placement.

Heart: (Make 2) Use F hook

When doing the Ch 1 work loosely as you will be working in these in 2nd rnd.

Rnd 1: With Soft pink, Ch 4, Make all the next sts in the 1st ch(farthest ch from hook) (3 tr, 3 dc, Ch 1, 1 tr, Ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, Ch 2, sl st into center, changing to Toast.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, in the 1st tr make a sc and hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts(this will include the ch1) Ch 1, dc in the tr, Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts(this will include the ch1), 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, hdc and sc next st, Ch 3, sl st into center and then sl st into lst ch of beginning ch 3. Fasten off. Leave a long tail on one heart for sewing.

2 hearts made

Bookmark Section: (Use G hook)

This section that will join the paw print and heart can be made as long or as short as you like (the multiple for this is 4 sts + 2, plus 1 for the foundation chain) Or you can follow how many chains I used. I did 48 + 2 + 1= 51 chains. The stitch I used for this is the beginning row of the Iris stitch. I worked on both sides of the chain.

Section in between paw print and heart.

Step 1: Ch 51, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in 5th ch from hook, *sk 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch, do not turn. You will be working on other side of ch.

Step 2: Continuing on other side of chain, *sk 3 ch, (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * to end, sl st in beginning ch. Fasten off.

Assembly:

Place 2 paw prints wrong side together. Sew together in back loops. Sew around toes. Sew about 8 sts past toes then insert about 1/2″ of one end of the bookmark section between the 2 paw prints and sew through all three thicknesses. Continue sewing back up the paw print to the first toe.

Place 2 hearts wrong side together. Sew together in back loops. Work until about 2 sts from the point of the heart. Insert 1/2″ of other end of bookmark section between the 2 hearts and sew through all three thicknesses. Continue sewing back up heart to beginning.

All done! Now go grab a really interesting book, cozy up in your favorite chair. When you get up to get your favorite snack, insert your bookmark to keep your place. I hope you enjoyed creating the Paw print Bookmark. Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

Simple Butterfly

A cute little butterfly to decorate for spring and summer. A great scrap busting pattern as it only takes 40-50 yards of yarn. I used Red Heart Soft, but you can use whatever yarn you like. Finished butterfly is 7″ wide and 4″ long. Gauge= 4 dc=1″ 2 dc rows=1″

Materials:

Whatever yarn you like

4 mm (G) hook

Sewing needle

Abbreviations Used:

ch=chain, sl st=slip stitch, dc=double crochet, MC=main color, CC=contrasting color, sk=skip, rep=repeat

Notes:

On main part of butterfly, do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark 1st stitch. Special Stitch: Ch 3 picot (ch 3, sl st in first ch to form picot)

Butterfly:

Rnd 1: With MC, use a magic circle or ch 8, sl st to form ring, 24 dc in ring (24)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in next st, dc in next st around (36)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts around (48)

Rnd 4: 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts around (60)

Rnd 5: 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts around (72)

Rnd 6: 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts around (84) Sl st in first st. Fasten off. Fold circle in half.

This is where you will start next part of wings

Working through both thicknesses, join CC as shown in picture(this will be through the 1st and last st of row 6.

Row 1: Ch 3, (dc in next 9 sts, sl st in next st, ch3) 3 times, dc in last 10 sts, turn

Row 2: Ch 3, *sk next st, (dc, ch1, dc) next st, Rep from * 4 times, ch 2, sl st in the sl st, ch 2, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, *sk next st, (dc, ch1, dc) next st, Rep from * 4 times, ch 2, sl st in sl st, ch 2, (dc, ch1, dc) next st, *sk next st, (dc, ch1, dc) next st, Rep from * 4 times, ch 2, sl st in sl st, ch 2, (dc, ch1, dc) next st, *sk next st, (dc, ch1, dc) next st, Rep from * 4 times, sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Fold in half. Tack a couple stitches through both thicknesses on round 1. (See picture 3)

Body:

Using brown or black, Ch 14, 2 sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 10 chs, sc in last ch, Ch 3 picot(see special stitch in notes), sc in same st. Now working on opposite side of chain, sc in next 10 ch, 2 sc in last ch. Now working on antennae, Ch 13, sl st in 4th ch from hook and in next 9 chs, sl st in next dc on head, Ch 13, sl st in 4th ch from hook and in next 9 chs, sl st in same st.

Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Sew body on underside fold of body with head on round 1 of butterfly.

Sew body to underside of butterfly with antennae sticking past.

All ready to decorate. Place on a table. Hang from a string in the window. Put wherever you need a little extra brightness.

I hope you enjoyed creating my simple butterfly. Until next time, have a happy day and Happy Crocheting!

Dog Hat and Tie

Do you want your dog to be even more handsome than they already are. Maybe get some great photos for long term memories. Dress up your dog in these cute matching Top Hat and Bow Ties. Endless color possiblities. The pattern can be adjusted to fit different size dogs.

Bow Tie is attached to a neck cuff that slips over head and around neck. Hat has two ties to tie under chin. Directions are written for a 10″ head circumference with a 2″ measurement between ears, but will include how to make it bigger.

Materials:

–#4 worsted weight yarn in two colors (amount depends on size your making, smaller sizes are great scrap busters) MC=main color, CC=contrasting color

–US G (4mm) Hook or size needed to obtain gauge

–measuring tape

Gauge:

4 rounds of hat=2″

Abbreviations: US terms

ch=chain, sc=single crochet, st(s)=stitch(es), rnd=round, BL=back loops, FL=front loops, dc=double crochet, hdc=half double crochet

First, measure the space between your dog’s ears, this is how big you will make the circle which is the top of the hat. Remember 4 rnds of the hat equals 2 inches, which is the measurement of the plushie in the picture and for most chihuahua sized dogs.

Top Hat:

Do not join rnds. Use a stitch marker to mark 1st st of each rnd.

Rnd 1: With MC, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, or use magic circle [6 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around [12 sc]

Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st around [18 sc]

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st around [24 sc]

For bigger hats continue increase rnds. For example, next rnd would be sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st around. Increase until your hat diameter measured across equals your measurement between the ears.

Rnd 5:(or whichever rnd you’re on after increasing) Working in BL, sc around

Rnds 6-10: (again your rnd numbers may be different here) Working through both loops again, sc around

If you would like your hat taller, you can add rnds here.

Rnd 11: Working in FL, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st around [36 sc or more if you made the hat bigger]

Rnd 12: Working through both thicknesses again, sc around. Fasten off. Weave in end.

Optional: For decoration on the hat, with CC, make a chain long enough to fit around hat, sl st in first ch. Slip onto hat and slide down to brim.

Ties:

Turn hat upside down, join MC in a back loop on one side of hat. Chain the amount of chains needed to be able to tie hat under chin. Fasten off. Repeat on other side of hat.

Neck Cuff for Bow Tie:

Measure your dog’s neck for the bow tie. This is how many chains you will make for the neck cuff.

With MC, ch the amount needed for the measurement, dc in 3rd ch from hook, and dc in each ch across. You can fasten off here for smaller dogs. If you want the neck cuff wider, turn, ch 3, dc in each st across. Then fasten off. You can either sew the 2 ends together and slip cuff over dogs head or you can sew a snap or button on and fasten it that way.

Bow Tie:

Will be written as three sizes S{M,L}

Row 1: With MC, ch 25{35,45} skip 1st ch, *dc in next 3{4,5} chs, hdc in next 2{3,4} chs, sc in next 2{3,4} chs, hdc in next 2{3,4} chs, dc in next 3{4,5} chs, Rep from *, turn

Row 2: ch 1, *dc in next 3{4,5} sts, hdc in next 2{3,4} sts, sc in next 2{3,4} sts, hdc in next 2{3,4} sts, dc in next 3{4,5} sts, Rep from *, turn

Row 3: Rep row 2. Fasten off.

Leave tail for sewing. Fold tie in half lengthwise. Single crochet stitches should be in center of bow. Sew open end of bow together. Using a long piece of CC, wrap around center of bow several times. Secure. Leave remaining yarn for sewing bow to neck cuff. Sew bow to neck cuff.

Now have a nice long talk with your dog about the joys of cooperation. It might help to have the treats readily available. HaHaHa! Slip the neck cuff over their head. Put the hat on and tie under chin. Position the bow just right. Say SIT! Hurry and snap those pictures while you can. Then tag me on Instagram @timmelcrochet because I would love to see those photos.

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