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We're Hooked on this Fishbowl Hat Crochet Pattern

What's going on under the sea? A fishbowl full of cuteness, that's what! We love this crochet pattern from Lauren Brown! 

Hat Pattern:

Using an I hook and blue yarn, ch 2.
Round 1: 8 sc into the first chain. Sl st to the top of the first sc. ch 2 (8)

Round 2: 2 dc into each stitch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. ch 2. (16)

Round 3: 2 dc into each stitch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (32)
Round 4: Join white yarn with a sl st. Ch 2. 1 dc in the same stitch, 2 dc into the next stitch. *1 dc into the next stitch, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (48)
Rounds 5‐10: dc in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. At the end of round 10, cut yarn and weave ends. (48)

Round 11: Join blue yarn with a sl st. ch 2, dc in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (48)
Round 12: dc in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of th efirst dc. (48) Stop here and add one round of sc if you want a beanie. If you’d like an earflap hat, keep going without cutting yarn.

Earflap Directions:

Ch 1.

Row 1: hdc in the same stitch and in the next 11 stitches. Ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 2: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 8 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 3: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 6 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 5: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 6: hdc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 7: hdc 2 together, hdc 2 together. Cut yarn and weave ends. (2)

Goldfish Appliqué

Using an f crochet hook and yellow/gold yarn, ch 7.
Row 1: sc in the second ch from hook. hdc in the next, dc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the next, sc in the next. ch 3. sc in the second ch from hook, hdc in the next. sl st in the same stitch.
Row 2: ch 3. sc in the second ch from hook, hdc in the next. Sl st in the BACK of the first stitch on the opposite side of the fish. hdc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the next stitch, sc in the next. ch 1, sl st to the first stitch of the previous row. Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing on the hat.

Grass Appliqué:

Using green yarn and an F crochet hook, ch 7.
sl st in the second ch from the hook. sc in the next 5 stitches. Do not cut yarn.
ch 10. sl st in the second ch from hook. sc in the next 8 stitches. Do not cut yarn.
ch 6. sl st in the second ch from hok. sc in the next 4 stitches. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on the hat. When you’re finished you should have three “blades of grass” as shown in photo 4 above.

Braids:

For each side of the hat, cut 9 strands of yarn (I do three strands of 3 different colors) approximately 40 inches long. Fold them in half and pull the “loop” through the hat. Pull the loose ends through the loop to attach the yarn. Separate each color to make three strands. Then braid and knot at the end to secure. Cut yarn to make the ends even.

You will now need to work the second earflap. On the front of the hat, skip 13 stitches and join blue yarn. You will work it exactly as you did the one above.

To finish the hat, sc evenly around the entire hat working two stitches in the corners of the earflaps. Cut yarn and weave all ends.

Once you have your hat made and the grass and goldfish finished, you’ll need to sew on your buttons. I suggest placing them on the hat first to see how you’re going to want them arranged. After you've sewn on the buttons, use a tapestry needle to sew on the grass and fish. I used a french knot to make the eye on the fish and the bubbles coming up from his mouth. This is a great tutorial on how to make French knots on crocheted or knitted items.

Source: www.daisycottagedesigns.net

Materials:
- Worsted Weight Yarn (turquoise or blue and white) – I used 100% cotton
- small amounts of green and yellow or gold worsted weight yarn
I crochet hook
F crochet hook
- Favorite Findings Buttons - Blue Ocean
– thread for sewing on buttons
– tapestry needle

Notes:
Chains do NOT count as the first stitch

Free Crochet Pattern: Ripple Baby Blanket

What's the one thing every little bundle of joy needs? A crochet blanket made with love. Here's a free pattern for an adorable ripple baby blanket from Lauren Brown, of the blog Daisy Cottage Designs:

Pattern Notes:

Finished blanket is approximately 27″ wide and 30″ long.

This pattern is worked through both loops.

You’ll be working into the chain at the end of each row.

Gauge is not important for this project.

A dc2tog is the same thing as a double crochet decrease.

Pattern:

ch 100.

Row 1: dc in the third chain from the hook. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc 2 tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last chain. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: dc in the first st (your ch 2 and your first dc are worked in the same stitch) and in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last stitch. Ch 2, turn.

NOTE: you will have 2 dc in the first and last stitch of each row (ch 2 counts as dc).

You will continue repeating row two until you have 55 rows (or really, you could keep going as long as you’d like). My stripe pattern is as follows:

3 rows white, 3 rows gray, 5 rows white, 2 rows pink, 5 rows gray, 2 rows white, 5 rows gray, 5 rows pink, 3 rows white, 5 rows gray, 2 rows white, 5 rows pink, 5 rows white, 3 rows pink, 2 rows white.

Materials Used:

Vanna's Choice yarns in Graymist and White (1 skein each) and Pink (1.5 skeins). If this is for a boy, I suggest replacing the pink with Aqua. 

Crochet hook

Scissors

Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Oh Baby! Just Look at These Crochet Projects!

Holy holiday cuteness! We've recently discovered Jessica Veara of Dandified, who is new to our crafting community! Jessica, an uber-talented crochet artist, as you can plainly see, was gracious enough to share some of her recent projects with us. You can find even more on her Facebook page as well as information about ordering custom designs and patterns. But be warned: You may become overwelmed by the adorableness, like we were!

Jessica has partnered with some amazing photographers, including Lambs and Lullabies Photography, who photographed the snowman beanie, shown above left, and Abba Color Photography, who captured the teeny tiny Santa, above right. In the middle are a few other designs Jessica has made. 

Crocheting beautiful baby items starts with a great idea, a precious patter and, of course, the right yarn. Here are just a few selections from the Craft Attitude super store that are ideal for these types of projects, if you're inspired by Jessica like we are.

   

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