Friday, December 18, 2015

My Crochet Gifts 2015

So I said this year I wasn't going to get carried away with crochet gifts. They take forever and to be honest, I'm not always sure how appreciated they are. Of course everyone says thank you with a smile but are they just being polite? Do people really want my homemade stuff? Cut to November and I have a list of holiday requests! The holidays are usually when I get the most creative and try new patterns I've never attempted. The extreme time crunch certainly adds to the excitement as well! As always, I will include the pattern sources. That way, if you see something you like, you can make your own. Here we go...

Sea Flower Shawl- Rustic Modern Crochet by Yumiko Alexander

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree


Ninja Turtle Hat- Jaime George

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree


Fox Scarf(paid pattern)- We-R-Soto Design
I altered the pattern a bit to make this one child size.

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree


Stampy Hat- See my blog post for chart

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree


Toothless, How To Train Your Dragon- Nichole's Nerdy Knots
See more of my photos of this project which was actually for a birthday present but is so close to Christmas I'm gonna list it anyway!

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree


Ballerina Elephant, Edwards Menagerie
If you're curious how I added the tutu, see my notes in my Ravelry project page
This is my second Edwards Menagerie project. See my bunny here

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple TreeCrochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Gifts 2015 by Over The Apple Tree


V-Stitch Beanie- Over The Apple Tree free pattern

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree


ZiggyZag Vixen Slouch- Faith Holbrook on Ravelry

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Christmas Gifts by Over The Apple Tree


This is my third year of crochet Christmas projects. Check out years past 2013 and 2014


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Crochet Like Crazy- Toothless

This time of year I'm always super busy because I make several of my holiday gifts. All my children's birthdays are also around this time. My daughter is crazy for the How To Train Your Dragon movie so I decided to crochet her Toothless for her birthday! This pattern is from Nichole's Nerdy Knots. She's in love with her new dragon!

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon, Over The Apple Tree






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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Minecraft Stampylongnose Hat

If you have a kid who plays video games, you've probably heard of Minecraft. I got a Christmas request for a Stampy hat from my niece. As far as I can tell, there isn't a pattern for this. Mine was inspired by a photo that my niece sent me from a Google search.

Crochet Minecraft Stampy Hat, Over The Apple Tree

This is NOT a detailed pattern and instructions because frankly, it was pretty tricky to figure out. I was more wrapped up in what I was doing than taking pictures and writing down details. Now that I'm done, I'm not interested in doing it again just for instructional purposes. Sorry, your on your own!

I will share my graph and what tips I can without confusing you too much. If you're an experienced crocheter, you can figure this out. The trickiest part is changing colors and adding on to the rows.

First of all, make an orange hat. I chose to do a basic double crochet earflap hat.

The Stampy face is worked with worsted weight yarn. White, dark grey, light grey, black, and green. In this graph image, the light grey on the outer edges is just dead space. The only place I used light grey yarn was for the nose(totally optional, you could just use the dark grey for the nose). This face is worked in HDC with a 4.25 mm hook.

Crochet Minecraft Stampy Hat, Over The Apple Tree

Start at the bottom of the image. Ch 11 then starting in the second ch from hook, hdc across(10). At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn. Decide which side is the front and which is the back. You can stick in a stitch marker or a safety pin to mark which side is which.

In some places I carried the yarn if it made sense. Other places I cut and refastened. Take your time before you cut your yarn. Look to the next row and plan ahead. If you don't cut your yarn, be sure to pull your yarn you aren't using to the back side. This way it won't show when you pick it back up on the next row.

Everything is worked in hdc's except for the last dark grey sections of the outer eyebrows. I added that part after I was done. I worked two rows of 3 sc vertically along the edge of the white.

Crochet Minecraft Stampy Hat, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Minecraft Stampy Hat, Over The Apple Tree

Crochet Minecraft Stampy Hat, Over The Apple Tree

**If you make this hat to sell, please be courteous and give credit to me as the designer with a link back to me. Do not copy and post this pattern or claim it as your own. Do not try to sell this pattern. Do not re-publish photos as your own.

Ears
Make 4
use same size hook as hat
Ch 2
1. 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1 turn
2. 2 sc in each stitch. Ch 1 turn (4)
3. sc in each across, ch1 turn (4)
4. 2sc in first st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in last, ch1 turn (6)
5. sc in each across, ch1 turn (6)
6. 2sc in first st, sc in next 4, 2sc in last, ch1 turn. (8)
7. sc in each across (8)

Each ear is two pieces attached together with sc around top edges. Sew onto head with yarn needle.

Good luck to you!

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