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Pumpkin Mocha Hat

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As I knit and crochet everyday, piles and piles  of leftover yarn fill up my drawers. So from time to time, I try to make use of these yarns by crocheting hats. Hats don't require a lot of yarn, and they only need day to make. This is my second one this winter. 
Materials Needed:

5 mm H/8, 4 mm G/6 hooksYarn used is Cascade 220 Superwash 220 mt / 100 g, 100 % wool in colors Bitter chocolate, Golden and Frosted almond.Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
Stitches Used:
hdc = half-double crochet dc = double crochet sl st = slip stitch fpdc= front post double crochet fptc = front post treble crochet fptc2tog = front post treble crochet 2 together
This is an intermediate level pattern
Colors:
Color A: Frosted almond Color B: Bitter chocolate Color C: Golden
Measurements
Circumference : Approx. 21 inch / 53.5 cm. Height: Approx. 9 inch / 23 cm. 
Pattern:
With yarn color A and 5 mm hook, Make a magic ring,
Round 1: ch 2 (count as a dc), 7 dcs , join with sl st to second ch. (8 sts)
Round…

Puppy Granny Square

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Here it is, as promised, a puppy granny square.

GET printable PDF for this pattern here.

Materials:
Yarn: Kartopu Bebe  100 % acrylic (50 g / 150 mt), in colors white, red and black.Crochet hook, size US 7/ 4.5 mm.Measurements of the square: 15.5 cm X 15.5 cm / 6.1 inch X 6.1 inch approx.

Crochet terms (US):
ch: chainsc: single crochethdc: half double crochetdc: double crochettc: treble crochet st: stitchsl st: slip stitch.

Pattern:

With the white yarn, make a magic ring.

Round 1: ch 1, into the magic ring sc 6, sl st into the first ch. (6 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, sc 2 in each st, sl st into the first ch. (12 sts)

Rounds 3 and 4: ch 1, sc in each st, sl st into the first ch. (12 sts)

Round 5: ch 3 and dc in the first st, dc 2 in each st, sl st into the third ch of first ch 3. (24 sts)

Round 6: ch 3 and dc in the first st, *dc in dc, dc 2 in dc, repeat from * to last dcdc in dc, sl st into the third ch of first ch 3. (36 dcs).

Round 7: ch 3 and dc in the first st, *dc in dc twice, dc 2 in dc, repeat …

The Year of The Chicken Granny Square

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Happy new year! According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 is the year of the chicken. So to celebrate the start of the year, I made a chicken granny square. It can work as a dish cloth, or you can make many squares and join them to make a blanket. I had so much fun crocheting it that I decide to try to make other animals. I'm currently working on a dog granny square. I'll be sharing it with you soon.

Measurements of the square: approx. 15.5 cm X 15.5 cm / 6.1 inch X 6.1 inch.

Materials: I used Kartopu Bebe yarn 100 % acrylic (50 g / 150 mt) in colors K019, K322, K331, K150, with a hook size 4.5 mm. 


Crochet terms (US):
ch: chainsc: single crochethdc: half double crochetdc: double crochettc:treble crochet st: stitchsl st: slip stitch. 

Special stitches used:
Standing double crochet.

Tutorial

The Square:
With the bright yellow yarn make a magic ring
Round 1: ch 1, make 6 scs into the magic ring, sl st into the first ch.

Round 2: ch 1, sc into each st, sl st into the first ch.

Round 3: ch 1, 2 …