Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug

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Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug by Knotted Mom

Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug

I absolutely fell in love with the yoyo puff stitch, but was struggling with ideas on what to make with them.  I finally decided on a rug and the Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug was the end result.  This was the first time I ever made a crocheted rug using a non-slip rug backing, but I am completely exuberant with the outcome.  You can make all kinds of things with crochet yoyo puffs, so get creative.  Remember, that you can also use any size yarn and hook to create numerous different looks.  I can’t wait to see all of your creations!

Yoyo Puff Stitch Tutorial

Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug Instructions

Materials: Worsted weight yarn (shown in Red Heart With Love – Fruit Punch), darning needle, non-slip rug backing, size J 6.0 mm crochet hook

Yoyo Puff

Round 1: Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 8 (counts as first TrTr), TrTr 19 more times into the ring, sl st in top of ch 8. (20 TrTrs)

Round 2: Ch 3, tr in next st (counts as first tr dec), tr dec over next 2 sts around, sl st in top of ch 3, fasten off. (10 tr decs)

For a video tutorial of the Crochet Yoyo Puff visit Knotted Mom’s Youtube channel here.

Assembly: Make 37 yoyo puffs and arrange in a hexagon shape (refer to fig 1) and tie to non-slip rug backing using leftover tails.  With darning needle, sew sides and tops and bottoms of yoyos together to provide extra stiffness.  Trim any excess yarn and trim rug backing to desired size behind the yoyos.

Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug Diagram
Figure 1

PDF Download

As always, you can download a PDF version for the Hexagon Yoyo Puff Rug here.

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Thomas the Tank Engine Crochet Hat

Thomas the Tank Engine Crochet Hat

Hoping you will love this Thomas the Tank Engine crochet hat as much as we do.  It has been my son’s favorite for a few years now.  He developed a love of all things trains, including Thomas the Tank Engine, when he was still an infant.  I just knew I had to design something that he would enjoy wearing, and I’m happy to now share this crochet hat pattern with you.

Download a printer friendly pdf here!

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Thomas the Tank Engine Crochet Hat

Size: 12 months – toddler

Materials: Size G crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle, worsted weight yarn in blue, gray, red, black, white, and yellow, piece of white felt for mouth (optional).

Stitches used: magic loop, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, decrease double crochet, decrease single crochet

Abbreviations: st – stitch, sts – sts, sk – skip, ch – chain, sl st – slip stitch, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, dec – decrease

 

Hat

Using blue yarn, start with a magic loop

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 9 dc into magic loop, sl st to top of ch 3. (10 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st and each st around, sl st to top of ch 3. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch 3. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 3. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 3. (50 dc)

Rounds 6-11: Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch 3. (50 dc)

12: With gray, repeat round 6. (50 dc)

13-14: With red, repeat round 6. Fasten off at end of round 14. (50 dc)

 

Ear Flaps

Row 1: Join with red in 10th st from first st of round 14, ch 3, dc in next 9 sts, turn. (10 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, dec over last 2 sts, turn. (8 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, dec over last two sts, turn. (6 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, dec over next 2 sts, dc in next st, dec over last 2 sts, turn. (4 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3, dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, fasten off. (3 dc)

Sk 18 sts around brim of hat and begin second earflap.  Follow instructions for first earflap.  Sc evenly around brim of hat and ear flaps.

 

Buffers/Windows/Eyes

For buffers complete bow rounds in black.  For windows complete round 1 in black and round 2 in yellow, for whites of eyes complete both rounds in white, and for pupils complete only round 1 in black and fasten off (do not complete round 2).

Round 1: Form a magic loop, ch 3, 5 dc in loop, sl st to top of ch 3. (6 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to ch 1, fasten off. (12 sc)

Face

With gray, repeat rows 1-4 of hat.

Smokestack

Round 1: With black make a magic loop, ch 1, 5 sc in loop, do not sl st to ch 1 (working in continuous rounds). (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. (18 sc)

Rounds 4-6: Sc in each st around. (18 sc)

Round 7: Dec over first 2 sts, *sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts, repeat from * around. (12 sc)

Round 8: Dec over first 2 sts, *dec over the next 2 sts, repeat from * around. (6 sc)

Rounds 9-11: Sc in each st around, fasten off after the last st in round 11.  (6 sc)

Stuff firmly.  Fold opening in half and stitch closed.

Assembly

Sew on and embroider as pictured.  Add tassels to ear flaps if desired.

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Harry Potter First Years Scarf Crochet Pattern

First Years Harry Potter Crochet Scarf – Knotted Mom

First Years Harry Potter Scarf Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US standard crochet terms.

Materials

  • Crochet Hook Size J
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • 4-ply Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn (you will use roughly half of an average size skein)
    • For Gryffindor
      • A = Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Cranberry
      • B = Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Sungold
    • For Slytherin
      • A = Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Forest Green
      • B = Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Arctic Ice
    • For Hufflepuff
      • A = Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Yellow
      • B = Hobby Lobby’s I love this Yarn in Black
    • For Ravenclaw
      • A = Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Nay Blue
      • B = Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Light Taupe
    • Tape Measure

Gauge and Size

Standard Scarf Sizes
Standard Scarf Sizes

While gauge is not extremely necessary for this projects, if you would like to make a swatch 8 rows of 12 hdc = 4×4 inches.

Extra Tips

You may choose to begin your rows differently than the instructions.  Some people prefer to chain one and make the first hdc into the top of the final stitch from the previous row instead of using a ch 2 to count as the first hdc.  This gives you a cleaner edge and can help you keep track of your stitches.

You can also use dc instead of hdc if you would like for your scarf to have a looser draped feel or sc if you would like for your scarf to have a stiffer feel.

You may choose to weave in your ends as you go or leave them all to the end when you finish up your work.

Stitches Used

Chain and half double crochet.

Abbreviations

Ch = chain, hdc = half double crochet

Instructions

Foundation Chain and Row 1: With A ch 31, hdc into third ch from hook and each remaining ch, turn. (30 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), hdc across, turn.  (30 hdc)

Repeat Row 2, changing colors after every twelve rows, until your scarf reaches the desired length.  After the last stitch, finish off and weave in all your ends.

Tassels: Using six strands of yarn cut in lengths of twelve inches each, attach seven evenly spaced tassels in alternating colors at either end of the scarf.

©2016 Knotted Mom

Downloadable PDF and Ordering Information

If you don’t crochet, but you want one a Harry Potter First Years Scarf you can order one here.

If you want a printer friendly copy or a download to take with you on any device: First Years Harry Potter Crochet Scarf – Knotted Mom

Granny Square Poncho

Granny Square Poncho

The first clothing item I ever designed was this granny square poncho for my sweet little girl.  She was only three at the time and cute as a button.  Today, she turns five!  I can’t believe how time has flown by and how far my designing skills have come since then.  To celebrate, I’ve decided to release this pattern!  It has been tested by only one tester, so please understand that there may be some issues with it.  I am going to revisit it in the near future to make in larger sizes as well.  I will come back and edit this posting at that time.  For now, this granny square poncho will fit most children size 2T or smaller.  It is written in US crochet terms.  You can download a PDF version at the bottom of this page.

Granny Square Poncho Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Poncho

Materials:

You can choose any two colors of worsted weight acrylic yarn, but the pictured yarn is listed here as

1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Bikini (A)

1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Turqua (B)

Hook G (6 mm)

Yarn needle

 

Gauge/Tension: 3 rounds = 4 in x 4 in.  Check your gauge and change to a different size hook to obtain gauge if needed.

Stitches Used: ch, sc, dc, sl st

Size: One size fits most.  Length is approximately 12 inches from neck to corner at middle point.

Abbreviations: A = Color A; B = Color B; ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch(es); () = work directions in parentheses into same st; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

 

Instructions:

Corner Motif (make 2)

Foundation Round: With A, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc into ring, [ch 1, 3 dc into ring] 3 times, ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3.

Round 2: Sl st into next 2 dc and into ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as firsts dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into ch-1 sp.  [Skip next 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch1, sl st into top of beginning ch 3.  Finish off.

Round 3: Join with B in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into ch-1 sp, [skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, skip next three dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into ch-1 sp] 3 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into the top of ch 3.

Round 4: Sl st into next 2 dc and into ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into ch-1 sp,  *[skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 2 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into next ch-1 sp, repeat from * 2 times, [skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 2 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3.

Round 5: Sl st into next 2 dc and into ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into ch-1 sp, *[skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 3 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into next ch-1 sp, repeat from * 2 times, [skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 3 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3, finish off.

Border: Join with A at any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), ch 1, 1 dc in next dc and every dc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in corner ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in corner ch-1 sp, finish off (42 dc).

 

Main Motif (make 4)

Foundation Round: With A, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc into ring, [ch 1, 3 dc into ring] 3 times, ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3.

Round 2: Sl st into next 2 dc and into ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as firsts dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into ch-1 sp.  [Skip next 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch1, sl st into top of beginning ch 3.  Finish off.

Round 3: Join with B in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into ch-1 sp, [skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 sp, skip next three dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into ch-1 sp] 3 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into the top of ch 3.

Round 4: Sl st into next 2 dc and into ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into ch-1 sp,  *[skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 2 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into next ch-1 sp, repeat from * 2 times, [skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 2 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3.

Round 5: Sl st into next 2 dc and into ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into ch-1 sp, *[skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 3 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) into next ch-1 sp, repeat from * 2 times, [skip next 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch-1 sp] 3 times, skip next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st into top of ch 3, finish off.

Border: Join with A at any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in every dc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp, finish off (21 dc).  Repeat on opposite side of motif.

Joining: Line up 2 Main Motifs so that the sides without borders are touching.  Lay these blocks back to back instead face to face as you do with most joining.  Working through both motifs, join with A in corner ch-1 sps, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in next dc and each dc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp (lining up and working through both motifs), finish off (21 dc).  Repeat this with other two main motifs.

Follow the same instructions to join the corner motifs to the main motifs.  (See diagram 1.1)

Use diagrams 1.2 and 1.3 to finish joining the motifs to create a classic poncho shape.  Use the same method as previously described for joining motifs.

Special note: When joining motifs, you should have a raised row of stitches between the motifs when laying them flat.  This will add texture to your finished product.  You can also opt to join the motifs by sewing them together in a traditional manner instead of using this method.

Raised Edge of Motifs
Raised Edge of Motifs

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Finishing

Edging: Join with B in any dc along bottom of poncho, ch 3 (counts as first dc), *skip the next dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, repeat from * around to first dc, sl st in first dc, finish off.

Edging/Border
Edging

Neck:

Round 1: Join with B in any dc along top edge of poncho, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each dc around to first dc, sl st in first dc, finish off.

Round 2: Join with A in any dc, ch 2 (counts as first sc), 1 sc in each dc around to first sc, sl st in first sc, finish off.

Use yarn needle to weave in all ends.

©2014 Christina Rinaldi-McClelland

 

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Granny Sqaure Poncho – Knotted Mom

Snowflake Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern

Snowflake Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern
Snowflake Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern

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Snowflake Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern

When I was working on the Snowflake Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern design, I decided that I wanted something a little out of the ordinary.  As I sat down to work, my daughter sang along with Disney’s Frozen.  I instantly knew what I wanted to do.  I ran upstairs and grabbed my brightest white yarn.  When I was finished, I knew I’d been successful.  My daughter looked wouldn’t take them off all day because, “I feel like Elsa,” she proclaimed.  This was probably one our best ever photo shoots, and I just wish I could put all one hundred pictures on this post.

The Written Snowflake Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US crochet terms.

Materials

  • 4 Ply, worsted weight acrylic yarn (shown in Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook size J10/6.0mm

Gauge and Size

Gauge is not completely necessary for this pattern.  One size will fit most children between 6 months and 5T.  To increase or decrease the size, you may add or subtract six chains and hdcs wherever counts are noted to have enough stitches for the edging.

Extra Tips

You can change the way the rounds are joined and started to fit your preference.  Some may choose to use an invisible or slanted joining method.  You could also continue in rounds without using a slip stitch as long as your last round has a count divisible by six for the edging, IE: 18, 24, 30, etc.  You may use whatever colors you prefer or have on hand.  This pattern is great for using up any scraps you might have in your stash.  If you have any questions while completing this pattern, please feel free to email me at clrinaldi1989@gmail.com.

Stitches Used

Ch, sc, dc, hdc, sl st

Abbreviations

Ch=chain, sc=single crochet, hdc=half double crochet, dc=double crochet, sl st=slip stitch, st(s)=stitch(es), sk st(s)=skip stitch(es), sp=space

Instructions

Round 1: With blue, ch 24, join with sl st in first ch, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each ch around, join with sl st in top of first hdc (24 hdc).

Round 2-5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each hdc around, sl st in top of first hdc (24 hdc).

Fasten off blue and join with white in first hdc.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 2, sk next 2 hdc, 3 dc in next hdc, ch 2, sk next 2 hdc, sc in next hdc, reapeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. See figure 1.

Round 7: Ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), *(sc, ch 3, sc) in sp between first and second dc (see figures 2 and 3), ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in sp between second and third dc (see figure 4), ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first dc (third ch from beginning ch 5) fasten off.

Weave in all ends with yarn needle.

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Figure 3
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©Knotted Mom 2015

Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern

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Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern
Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern

Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern

This is the first crochet boot cuff pattern I ever wrote, and it is one of the items pictured in Knotted Mom’s feature photo.  This boot cuff pattern has been thoroughly tested and is perfect for beginners searching for a first clothing item to crochet.  The sizing for this pattern is designed to fit most children, but there are changes included with the stitch multiple for larger sizes.  Feel free to share pictures of your completed boot cuffs below!  If you’d like to purchase these boot cuffs handmade by me please visit my Etsy shop or email me at clrinaldi1989@gmail.com.

The Pattern

Please note: this pattern is written in US crochet terms.

Materials

1 Ball Red Heart Super Saver (or similar acrylic yarn) in desired color

Hook G/6 – 4.25 mm

Yarn needle

Gauge

Finished product should be 4.25 inches wide and 3.25 inches tall from bottom to highest point when following the original size provided.

Size

One size fits most 12 months-5t, changes provided to customize your size.

Boot Cuff Sizing Chart
Adult Size Guidelines for Boot Cuffs/Leg Warmers

Stitches Used

Ch, sl st, sc, dc

Abbreviations

Ch = chain, slst = slip stich, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, st(s) = stitch(es), sp(s) = space(s), * = repeat whatever follows as indicated

Instructions

Pattern is worked in multiples of four.  To create a boot cuff perfectly sized for you, create a chain that will wrap completely around your leg where the top of your boot ends.  Add the number of chains needed to have a multiple of 4 (28, 32, 36, 40, etc)

Foundation: Ch 32, slst in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc into next ch and each ch around, sl st in top of beginning ch 3 (32 dc)

Rounds 2-3: Ch 3, dc in each ch around, slst in top of ch 3 (32 dc)

Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), *sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in third ch of beginning ch 4 (16 dc and 16 ch-1 sps)

Round 5: Ch 8 (counts as first sl st, ch 7), *sk next ch, dc, and following ch, sl st in next dc, ch 7, repeat from * around, sl st in first ch from beginning ch 8 (8 ch-7 sps)

Round 6: Sl st into ch-7 sp, ch 1 (does not count as first sc), 7 sc in each ch-7 sp around, sl st in first sc, finish off.  (56 sc)

Use yarn needle to weave in all ends.

You can download a printer-friendly version here Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern

Julia modeling this crochet boot cuff pattern
Julia modeling this crochet boot cuff pattern