Blue Bell Teething Lovely… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Blue Bell Teething Lovely… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Blue Bell Teething Lovely

Blue Bells Teething Lovely... Free Crochet Pattern

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The Blue Bell Lovely is a perfect crochet project for a sweet little baby gift!!  Lots of textural crochet stitching and a wooden teething ring makes this Lovely great for newborns – toddlers! The Popcorn Dangle Edging is enticing for the little fingers to play with too!!  Soft BabyHugs Yarn by Red Heart makes an awesome feel to the project as well…


Project Instructions and Materials

Materials ~

Approximately 250 yards of light worsted weight yarn rated #3.  Pictured here is Red Heart BabyHugs Yarn Light Weight #3 in the color Bluie

Hook size ~ H

Wooden Teething Ring

Stitches~

St ~ Stitch     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Dec ~ Decrease     Sk ~ Skip     Ch ~ Chain     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Trc ~ Treble Crochet     Bphdc ~ Back Post Half Double Crochet    X stitch ~ Sk 2 sts, trc in next st, ch 1, trc in 1st sk st.

Popcorn Stitch ~ In designated stitch, make 4 dc, remove loop from hook, insert hook in 1st dc, place free loop back on hook and draw through  stitch.

 

Popcorn stitch tutorial

Gauge~

2″ x 2″ = 6 hdc x 5 rows

Size ~

Each side measures approximately 11″ wide and 15″ long

Tip ~

The odd rows will be your right side, the popcorn stitching will be popping out on the right side.


Instructions~

Ch 39

Row 1.   Sc in 2nd ch from hook  and each across. = 38 sts

Row 2.  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn, hdc in each st across. = 38 sts

Row 3.  Ch 2, turn, bphdc around each st across.  = 38 sts

Row 4.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 38 sts

Row 5. Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, *X st (sk 2 sts, trc in next st, ch 1, trc in 1st sk st(2 sts back))*, repeat * * 11 more times, dc in last st. = 12 X stitches and 2 dc

Row 6.  Ch 2, turn hdc in each st and ch1 across. = 38 sts

Rows 7-10.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 38 sts

Row 11.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st, *Popcorn st in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 26 hdc & 12 popcorn sts

Rows 12-16.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 38 sts

Row 17. Repeat row 5

Row 18.  Repeat row 6

Row 19.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 38 sts

Row 20.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 32 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 36 sts

Row 21.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 30 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 34 sts

Row 22.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 28 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 32 sts

Row 23.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 26 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 30 sts

Row 24.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 24 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 28 sts

Row 25.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 22 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 26 sts

Row 26.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 20 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 24 sts

Row 27.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 18 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 22 sts

Row 28.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 16 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 20 sts

Row 29.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 18 sts

Row 30.  Ch 2, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, dec hdc over the next 2 sts, hdc in last st. = 16 sts

Rows 31-40.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 16 sts

Row 41.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =18 sts

Row 42.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =20 sts

Row 43.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 16 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =22 sts

Row 44.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 18 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =24 sts

Row 45.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 20 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =26 sts

Row 46.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 22 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =28 sts

Row 47.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 24 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =30 sts

Row 48.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 26 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =32 sts

Row 49.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 28 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =34 sts

Row 50.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 30 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =36 sts

Row 51.  Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 32 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. =38 sts

Row 52.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 38 sts

Row 53.  Repeat row 5

Row 54. Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st and ch across. = 38 sts

Rows 55-58.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.  = 38 sts

Row 59.  Repeat row 11

Row 60-64.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.  = 38 sts

Row 65.  Repeat row 5

Row 66.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st and ch across. = 38 sts

Row 67.   Ch 2, turn, bphdc around each st across.  = 38 sts

Row 68.  Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.  = 38 sts

Row 69. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 38 sts.

Do not finish off

Edging (you will repeat on both ends)

Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, popcorn st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in same ch as popcorn st, sk ch (1st ch of ch 3)and next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across ending with 1 sc.  13 popcorn dangles.  The wrong side will be facing while working on this row.

Finish off.

Working on opposite edge, with wrong side facing – Join yarn to the first st with a sl st.

Repeat the edging and finish off.

Finishing Touches

Slip the project through the teether and make both sides even with wrong sides together. Join yarn on the far right side in a side row stitch below the teether, grabbing both front and back-stitch. Top Stitch Single crochet through both sides of the project around each stitch across. Finish off and weave in all ends.

Joining Teether Collage

 


Congratulations… You now have a Blue Bell Teething Lovely!!  I hope you have enjoyed this process and make sure to post your finished photos to my Facebook page and Ravelry project page

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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Crochet With Me… Week 9 CAL!!!

Crochet With Me… Week 9 CAL!!!

I love to crochet afghans!!!  This Vintage Fan Ripple Blanket is one of my favorites too… And, apparently my daughters too!!  She came home from college and when she saw it as I was crocheting away,,, She fell in love with it and asked if she could have it!!  Luckily it wasn’t finished,, You may be wondering why I said that,,  I think I want to keep it for myself,,, and it wont be done in time for her to steal to take back during this break…lol!!

I hope you are enjoying yours as we are finishing up the last few rows… It will be ready to wrap up in just in time for the holidays!!  Maybe you will be giving yours as a gift!!  Below is my Week 8 CAL progress picture.. 20 color sections finished and only a few more to go!!  If you would like to make this Vintage Fan Ripple Blanket,,, We are following a pattern from A Creative Being!!  She has lots of great crochet, so hop over and check her site out!!

 

Week 9 CAL

Week 9 Crochet With Me CAL assignment…….

Since it is a big shopping week and getting close to Christmas… Lets do 2 more sections and see where this leaves us!! You will have 22 color sections complete at the end of week 9…  I think after this week it will only take a couple more rows to finish up… Yippee!!!  Don’t forget to email your progress pictures to me so we can all see!!

Stay tuned for a poll in next weeks post to vote for our next CAL…. We will be starting the next project right after the 1st of the new year!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

Monday Makings… Crochet Fun and Yarn Shopping!

I love weekends!!!  Lots of time to crochet and spend time doing my favorite things!!

This last week was so busy, I couldn’t wait to sit down and get some serious crocheting done… And to top it off Saturday was a Yarn Shopping Day!!!  I have been so lucky to be able  to share my creativity with all of you,, It makes my design process so much more fun!!  Friday over on Facebook, We played a little guessing game… It was a blast!!  Every few minutes I posted a clue to “What will my next Free Pattern be”…  So many good guesses!  If you missed out on the fun, you will find out at the bottom of this post!!  Let’s get started on this week’s Monday Makings segment……

To start the segment off.. I want to share with you 2 Memory Blankets I made these last week!  You may wonder how I finished 2 blankets,,, Well ~ A Memory Blanket is a  small blanket 12″ or 15″ .. These blankets are being donated to our July ELK Studio From The Heart Charity Drive.  As most of you know, I have been working with Kathy from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs for almost a year with the charity she put together. Each month we donate to a designated charity.  Anyone can join us and if you are interested just shoot me an email!   For July, we are donating to Project Sweet Peas, Project Sweet Peas is a national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families with infants in intensive care and to those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.    Maria from Pattern Paradise has organized this months drive and I have decided to donate these sweet little blankets…

c2c memory blankets

These Memory Blankets are a simple Corner to Corner Afghan and each measures approximately 15″.

If you haven’t tried this type of afghan, they are all the rage and are easy to make… Red Heart Yarns has a great pattern you can follow… Click here for the details!  This is the third time I have made this type of pattern and it is addicting!!

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Next up is the  really fun stuff... I want to share with you my Saturday Yarn Shopping Trip… I left late morning to head up to Medford to get a little work done on my car… We live a little over an hour away from a town with any major stores, so when we go… We fill the day with shopping!  I collected all my coupons for JoAnn’s and Michael’s…  JoAnns had 4- 50% off, 1 – 40% off and then 15 % off the entire purchase coupon… Michaels had a 25% off the entire purchase coupon… So this was a great day to go yarn shopping!!  Here is what I got…  6 soft skeins of Red Heart Baby Yarn for my next new Free Pattern (See that announcement at then bottom).. Some Cotton yarn for my stash, a new hook and some place markers…

ag yarn

Colors for my new project….

Yarn Shopping

This weekends yarn haul!!!

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Now… What you have been waiting for… After much thought ~  My next Free Crochet Pattern will be the 8th pattern in my Amazing Grace Pattern Series!!!  When I was trying to decide what to add, I realized I didn’t have a pattern for children yet!  Since the Amazing Grace Series is dedicated to Cancer and Illness, our little loves need something to wrap up in when they are suffering and recovering!!  So… My next pattern is ~ Amazing Grace Baby Blanket…  Here is a small sneak peek of this fun pattern… As usual we will be using the same stitch pattern that is in all the Amazing Grace projects… It is easy to follow and  the finished afghan will be cheery!!  Are you ready to make one??  The pattern is still in the works and should be finished before the end of the month!!  Stay Turned!!

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket Beginning

Also,,, Just for fun I did a quick manicure using these peacock fingernail stickers… Fun stuff!!

Manicure

Happy Crocheting!

Elena

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