Monday, August 20, 2007

Back to School

It's that time of the year again. A time when parents let out a sigh of is back in session! Of course I love my kids....but it has been a very long summer! They are at the ages (8-16-19) when all they do is fight and annoy each other! My kids love the routine of school. When they are given day after day of "free" time, they go crazy. No matter how many things we plan, or how many things they have to do...they are always BORED!! The poor things, they live such a horrible life.

Now that school is back, it means waiting at the bus stop with my third grader each morning. I like to use this time to work on simple projects. Since we don't have to drive to the bus stop this year, I plan on making scarves. Simple patterns, easy to knit standing up, and a great way to get a start on Xmas stuff. I started on this scarf a few weeks ago. I usually work on it at the doctors office. Now hopefully I can get it done so I can start on another one.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sponge Bob

Sponge Bob
Originally uploaded by rsislandcrafts

My little Grandson Jacob is turning ONE next month. His Mommy tells me he goes NUTS for Sponge Bob. Since Grammy loves to spoil the Grandkids...I made him his very own, one of a kind, crocheted stuffed Sponge Bob. Good thing he is mainly a rectangle! Actually, I wrote the pattern in one evening. It took a few days to get him all put together though! I am sooo slow when it comes to getting the features on. I have to keep asking my DD (16) how it looks. My stuffies always end with a little extra "character" in their faces!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Snake scarf pattern

A fun crocheted snake scarf pattern......


I hook
F hook
yarn needle
ww yarn:
1 skein green (I used around 3 ounces for a child's size scarf)
small amounts of red, black, and yellow

Stitches used:

sl st

Starting at tail with green:

with I hook ch 3

row 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc in last ch, ch1, turn
row 2: sc across, ch1 , turn
row 3: 2sc in 1st sc, sc across until last sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1, turn
row 4: sc across, ch1, turn

repeat rows 3 & 4 until desired width. For this child sized scarf, I increased until there were 14 sc.

For body of snake:

sc across, ch1, turn until desired length. For this scarf, I sc across for 38.5 inches from tip of tail or a total of 137 rows.


row 1: sc decrease in first 2sc, sc across to last 2sc, sc decrease in last 2sc, ch1, turn
row 2: sc across, ch1, turn
row 3: 2sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1, turn
row 4: sc across
row 5: sc across
row 6: sc decrease in first 2sc, sc across until last 2sc, sc decrease in last 2sc, ch1, turn
row 7: sc across

repeat rows 6 & 7 until 4 sc remain. Fasten off and weave in ends.


with F hook attach red with a sc to 2nd sc from right 15, sl st in 2nd ch from hook st in next 5 ch (first fork of tongue made) 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook st in next 4 ch plus 1 sl st in same ch as first sl st for first fork of tongue st in next 8 ch (this is the beginning portion of the first ch 15 you started with)
...attach with sc to next sc on the snakes nose
finish off and weave in ends


Make 4 (this will make the scarf reversible)

F hook

With yellow, ch 4 in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3sc in last ch. Working along back of chain... sc in next ch, 2sc in last ch changing to black

...ch1, 2hdc in each sc around, sl st to top of first hdc. Leaving a length for sewing, fasten off.

note: If you would like smaller eyes, use only one hdc in last round of black. You could also use felt for the eyes.

Sew eyes to head of snake.

The scarf pictured measures 43 inches from tip of nose to tip of tail. It is 4.5 inches wide.

This pattern hasn't been tested. If you see any errors, please contact me and I will make any needed corrections.

You may sell items made from this pattern, but do not sell the pattern itself. Please link back to this post.