Have a happy holiday!!

Wishing everyone a happy holiday! I would like to thank all my followers for your support this year and hope your festivities are merry and bright!

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And present wrapping goes a bit smoother for you all!!

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Marley’s Mitts ( quick fingerless gloves )

One last before Christmas pattern for you all! Named after my daughter who quickly stole them as her “payment” for modeling them, these fingerless mittens work up so fast you still have the time to make a few for gifts. This pair was made in one evening!
As she says “oh my god mom, they are so soft!” as well as easy to make. They are faux cables! There’s no real cabling going on here, just a little crochet cheating!!

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Marley’s Mitts
Supplies:
L hook
Yarn needle
Super Bully weight yarn in size 6
I used Isaac Mizrahi craft in “Central Park”
I needed two skeins of this yarn, one for each glove. With a small bit left over from each.

Ch 22
1. Starting in third ch from hk, dc across, ch 1, turn – 20
2. slp st across in the back loops only, ch 2, turn – 20
3. dc in each st across in the back loops only, ch 1, turn – 20
4. slp st across in the back loops only, ch 2, turn – 20
5. dc in each st across in back loops only, ch 1, turn – 20
6. slp st across in back loops only, ch 2, turn – 20
7. dc in each st across in back loops only, ch 2, turn – 20
8 – 12. dc in each st across in both loops, ch 2, turn – 20 each row
*Fold the glove in half in side out. Make sure when they are right side out, you have a thumb hole on the proper side for a right and left glove. The ridges should be on top for each glove when right side out.
*Starting from the bottom, sew the first 12 sts of each side together, skip 6 sts ( this is your thumb hole )sew the remaining 3 together.
*sc around the top and bottom edges to give it a more streamlined look.
*weave in all ends.

“Cables”
Starting at the bottom of the glove;
* Slip st into the right loop of the center ridge:

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*Chain 5 ( pull your chains tight ). Count up 5 stitches on the far right ridge. Slp st into the left loop of the fifth st:

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*Count up 10 sts of the center ridge from bottom. Slp st into the right loop of the 10th loop:

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* Continue going back and forth up the right side. Counting 10 stitches between each join.
* When you reach the top, you will turn the chain and follow the same pattern going down the left side.
* Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Wrap them up and you have a quick and luxurious gift! Or you know, keep them for yourself. That was my intention….

Misfit Spotted Elephant

He’s so cute! I can’t figure out why him having spots made him a misfit… I think it made him cuter!!

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Supplies:
G hook
White yarn in worsted weight ( I used loops and threads impeccable )
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle
Black felt for eyes
For spots: either pink yarn or pink felt
Purple felt for toes

Head:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4. ( sc 2, inc )5x – 20
5. ( sc 3, inc )5x – 25
6. ( sc 4, inc )5x – 30
7. sc around – 30
8. ( sc 5, inc )5x – 35
9. ( sc 6, inc )5x – 40
10. ( sc 7, inc )5x – 45
11 – 16. sc around – 45 each row
17. ( sc 7, dec )5x – 40
18. ( sc 6, dec )5x – 35
19. sc around – 35
20. ( sc 5, dec )5x – 30
21. ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25
Begin stuffing now.
22. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
23. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
24. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
25. dec 5.
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.

Trunk:
Ch 2
1. 4sc in second ch from hk – 4
2. sc, sc, inc, inc – 6
3. sc 3, inc, sc 2 – 7
4. sc 4, inc, sc 2 – 8
5. sc 5, inc, sc 2 – 9
6 – 7. sc around – 9 each row
8. ( sc 2, inc )3x – 12
9 – 10. sc around – 12 each row
11. ( sc 3, inc )3x- 15
12. ( sc 4, inc, sc 4 ) in back loops only, inc, sc 4, inc ( in both loops ) – 18
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing to head, stuff.

Mouth:
Ch 9
1. starting in second ch from sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc
Fasten off, leave tail for sewing.

Body:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. sc around – 12
4. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
5. sc around – 18
6. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
7. sc around – 24
8. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
9. sc around – 30
10. ( sc 4, inc )6x – 36
11. ( sc 8, inc )4x – 40
12. ( sc 7, inc )5x – 45
13 – 20. sc around – 45
21. ( sc 7, dec )5x – 40
22. sc around – 40
23. ( sc 6, dec )5x – 35
24. ( sc 5, dec )5x – 30
25. ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25
Begin stuffing now.
26. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
27. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
28. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
29. dec 5
Fasten off, sew shut. Weave in ends.

Feet: make two
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4. ( 2sc, inc )5x – 20
5. ( 3sc, inc )5x – 25
6. sc around in back loops only – 25
7. sc around – 25
8. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
9 – 10. sc around – 20 each row
11. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
12 – 14. sc around – 15 each row
start stuffing
15. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
16. dec 5 – 5
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for,sewing to body.

Arms: make two
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, inc )6x -18
4. sc around in back loops only – 18
5. sc around – 18
6. ( sc 7, dec )2x – 16
7. sc around – 16
8. ( sc 6, dec )2x – 14
9. sc around – 14
10. ( sc 5, dec )2x – 12
Begin stuffing.
11 – 15. sc around – 12 each row
16. ( sc 2, dec )3x – 9
17. ( sc, dc )3x – 6
fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.

Ears: make two
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4 – 12. sc around – 15 each row
13. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
14. sc around – 10
15. ( sc 3, dec )2x – 8
Fasten off, do not stuff, sew top shut. Leave long tail for sewing.

Dots:
You can do his dots any way you choose.
Either cut out small circles of pink felt or crochet small circles.
If you choose to crochet them I reccomend:
Ch 2
1 . 4sc in second ch from hk – 4
2 . 2sc in each st around – 8

Assembly:

* Stuff trunk and sew onto head.
* Cut out and attach eyes ( glue or sew )
* Sew mouth under trunk.
* Attach “toes” to feet and arms, either glue or sew them on.
* Attach dots to all body parts before sewing him together. You can either sew or glue them on. If glueing, let dry overnight before sewing him together.
* Sew ears onto head.
* Sew head onto body. To really get his look, place his head center on the “neck”, push down ( so his neck squishes into his head )and pull the stitches tight when sewing to hold. This gives him the wobbly head look, but keeps him secure.
* Place and sew arms and legs.

Misfit Dolly!

Here is one of two patterns I made for Christmas this year. Both are from The Island of Misfits!
Number one is the Dolly!!

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Doll:

Supplies:
G hook
Yarn in worsted weight: red, cream ( I used loops and threads impeccable )
Safety eyes or embroidery floss
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle
Optional:
Red felt
Lace ribbon
Small amount of red gingham fabric

Head:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
6. ( sc 14, inc )2x – 32
7. ( sc 15, inc )2x – 34
8 – 11. sc around – 34 each row
12. ( sc 15, dec )2x – 32
13. ( sc 14, dec )2x – 30
14. ( sc 3, dec )6x – 24
15. ( sc 2, dec )6x – 18
Begin stuffing.
If using safety eyes, place and lock into place before you close her head off.
16. ( sc, dec )6x – 12
17. dec 6 – 6
Fasten off, sew shut, leave a long tail for sewing onto body.

Body:
Ch 6
1. starting in 2nd ch from hk, sc in next 4 sts, 2scs in last st in ch, continuing along th back of ch, sc in next 5 – 11
2. sc in next 10, 2sc in last st – 12
3. sc 5, 2sc, sc 5, 2sc – 14
4. sc 6, 2sc, sc 6, 2sc – 16
5. sc 7, 2sc, sc 7, 2sc – 18
6. sc 8, 2sc, sc 8, 2sc – 20
7 – 13. sc around – 20
14. sc 8, dec, sc 8, dec – 18
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.
Stuff body, sew shut across.

Legs: ( make two )
Ch 2
1. 7sc in second ch from hk – 7
2. 2sc in each st around – 14
3. ( sc, inc )7x – 21
4. sc around – 21
5. ( sc, dec )7x – 14
6. dec 3, sc 8 – 11
7 – 13. sc around – 11 each row.
Begin stuffing now. Continue stuffing as you go, stuff firm.
14. dec, sc 5, dec, sc 3 – 9
15 – 19. sc around – 9 each row
20. dec, sc 3, dec, sc 2 – 7
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.
Sew legs onto body immediately.

Shoes: ( make two )
Ch 2
1. 7sc in second ch from hk – 7
2. 2sc in each st around – 14
3. ( sc, inc )7x – 21
4. sc around – 21
5. ( sc, dec )7x – 14
Fasten off, weave in ends.
For straps, I made a chain and simply sewed on.

Arms: ( make two )
Ch 2
1. sc 4 in second ch from hk – 4
2. 2sc in each st around – 8
3 – 5. sc around – 8 each row
6.Yarn over hk, insert into next st, yarn over hk, pull through. Three loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, insert through same st, yarn over hk,pull through. Five loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through first two loops, four loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through first two loops, three loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through first two loops, two loops on hk.
Yarn over hk, pull through remaining loops.
Sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec – 6
7. sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc – 8
Begin stuffing, stuff hands and arms lightly.
8 – 14. sc around – 8 each row
15. dec, sc 2, inc, sc 3 – 8
16 – 18. sc around – 8 each row.
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.

Assembly:
* Sew or glue ( red felt ) mouth on
* Attach hair to head
* Put dress on body, mark where your arm holes are, remove dress. Sew arms onto the marked spots.
* Put dress back on.
* Sew head to body.
* Attach collar around neck.

I happened to have the material on hand and sewed up a little dress for her. Following is a pattern for a VERY basic dress you can use if you’d like:
Dress:
Using H hook
Body:
ch 22
1. Starting in second ch from hk sc across, ch 1, turn – 21
2 – 5. sc across, ch 1, turn. Each row
6 . sc 4, slp st next 2, sc 9, slp st next 2, sc 4, ch 1, turn.
7 . sc 4, ch 8, skp next 2 sts, sc 9, ch 8, skp next 2 sts, sc 4, ch 1, turn.
8 . dec 2, sc 8 ( over ch from previous row ), sc 2, dec, sc 2, sc 8 ( over ch from previous row ), dec 2, ch 1, turn.
9 . dec, slp st next 8, slp st, dec, slp st next 8, dec.
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing dress shut.
Skirt:
Slp st into bottom of dress body:

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1. sc across the bottom, ch 2, turn – 21
2. 2dc in each st across, ch 1, turn – 42
3. sc across – 42
Fasten off weave in ends.
Follow the assembly instructions above, when putting her dress on at the end, sew the back shut with matching yarn color.

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Here she is in her crocheted dress.
Enjoy!