Monday, 13 October 2014

FREE Halloween Crochet Patterns

Over the last couple of years I have put together some traditional Halloween crochet pattern designs from hats to small toys. Here is a round up of what you can currently find on HappyBerry to bring a little more spookyness to your Halloween this October.

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Mini Pumpkin

This mini pumpkin technique can be applied to any sized circle for a more realistic pumpkin effect.



Spooky Spider and Spider's Web

This little critter can be made using any colour you like and can be made even more realistic with lots of sequins for eyes. For the web you can choose to glue the web into shape using children's PVA glue or you can choose to keep the ends longer to tie or stick to a wall for a really spooky effect.





Spider Hat in 3 children's sizes





This simple beanie hat pattern comes in 3 sizes; 6-12 months, 12 months to 3 years and 3-10 years and is a free PDF download on our website here: www.happyberry.co.uk You could use this basic pattern as a spider or why not make it in orange with some leaves on top for a pumpkin hat.

Halloween Masks

A fun project for those spooky outfits when Trick and Treating. What design will you choose?



Devil Horns Headband in 3 children's sizes

Another free pattern which comes in 3 sizes; 6-12 months, 12 months to 3 years and 3-10 years is our Devil headband and is a free PDF download on our website here: www.happyberry.co.uk

Any questions or for more free patterns why not join me on my various social media channels.

    

or visit my website at http://www.happyberry.co.uk





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

How To Crochet a Mini Princess Doll - Yarn Scrap Friday

As promised here is the written version to my recent crochet video tutorial on how to crochet a miniature princess doll, which you can make into your favourite characters using certain colours for your yarn.

You can watch the video tutorials here if you like:





So, what will you need!

  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in 4 colours (1 for skin colour, 1 for hair and 2 for dress)
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing

Guide

SC = skin colour
HC = hari colour
D1 = dress 1 colour (used for top of dress and shoes)
D2 = dress 2 colour (used for skirt)

HEAD

Round 1
Using SC ch4, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 6sc into loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (6)

Round 2
Ch1 (count as st here and onwards), 1sc in same st as previous sl st, *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (12)

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st*  repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 4
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 5
Ch1, then in back loops only for this round: 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 6
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (18)

Round 7
Ch1, sc2tog, *1sc in next st, sc2tog*   repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (12)

Round 8
Ch1, *sc2tog*   repeat from * to * until last st, 1sc in last st, sl st in ch1 - (7)

Stuff your head at this point.

Rounds 9 - 10
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Join D1 in sl st on last round.

BODY

Round 11
Continuing in D1, ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st*  repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (10)

Rounds 12 - 13
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (10) Join SC in last sl st if making legs or Join D2 in last sl st if skipping legs.

If you don't wish to make the legs, skip to arms now and see alternative notes for when making the skirt part.

LEG 1

Round 14
Continuing in SC, ch3, sk5, then in back loops only for this round: 1sc in next 4 sts, sl st in 1st ch - (7)

Rounds 15 - 17
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Join D1 in sl st on last round.

Round 18
Continuing in D1, ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Fasten off for now, leaving a longer tail for sewing.

LEG 2

Round 19
Re-join SC in 1st sk st from round 14, ch1, then in back loops only for this round: 1sc in next 4 sts, ch2, sl st in ch1 - (7)

Rounds 20 - 22
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Join D1 in sl st on last round.

Round 18
Continuing in D1, ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 - (7) Fasten off for now, leaving a longer tail for sewing.

Sew remaining holes closed on feet and hide tail ends inside legs, stuff legs and body and sew gap between legs closed. Hide tail ends on inside of body.

ARMS (make 2)

Using D1, ch5, join SC, ch5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, fasten off and sew all tail ends to the same end as your beginning tail end. Sew arm on body and repeat for second arm.

SKIRT

Main Method

Round 1
Using D2, join yarn in first front loop from round 14, ch1, 1sc in same st, *2sc in next front loop st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (20)

Note* The first front loop and the last front loop don't really exist because you ch1 when making the legs, so just attach your yarn as neatly as you can for these sts. Just make sure you have 20 sts including your ch1 when you finish.

Rounds 2 - 3
Ch2 (count as st here and onwards), *sk1, 1hdc in next st, 1hdc in previous sk1 ch sp* repeat from * to * until last st, 1hdc in last st, sl st in ch1

Alternative Method (when not crocheting legs)

Round 1
Join D2 when slip stitching on last round, ch1, 1sc in same st, *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 - (20)

Rounds 2 - 3
Ch2 (count as st here and onwards), *sk1, 1hdc in next st, 1hdc in previous sk1 ch sp* repeat from * to * until last st, 1hdc in last st, sl st in ch1

Fasten off and tie in all tails.

HAIR

Using HC cut 18 20-30cm lengths of yarn and using a yarn needle sew each length into the front loops from round 5 and fold in half, so in total at the end you have 36 lengths of yarn for hair.

Plait/braid or style as you wish. Don't forget to sew on some eyes too.

And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join me on my various social media channels.

    

or visit my website at http://www.happyberry.co.uk





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.