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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