Square #7: I am Sam

2016-03-29 13.01.00_wmHere is the next square in the Dr. Seuss Crochet a Long!!  I am completely in LOVE with the finished results!!!

There was a bit of work that needed to be done in order to connect the squares that were separated while crocheting him but it was well worth the extra time.

I’m really excited to see how these are turning out and can’t wait to start on the next one!

As I  mentioned before the white yarn from Caron Simply Soft is a bit thin and adding the extra hdc to each block really evened out my finished square!

FYI: The smaller square in the picture below is how I originally designed Sam… When I changed the size of the squares I was able to add a few more details to him. The red in that square is Harvest red from Caron Simply Soft and it is COMPLETELY  BEAUTIFUL. I decided not to use it this time because the color bled A LOT when I washed it and even thought it didn’t stain the white in that square I decided not to use it! Just in case.

If you decide to crochet these I hope you will join the Crochet-A-Long group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/478563402305870/ and share your version of this little guy. I can’t wait to see your creations!

Sam

The Graph for Sam is 31×30 squares. I made mine in a HDC stitch using an I hook.

The colors I used for this square are Caron Simply Soft: N= White   L= Black   P= Soft Grey Heather   *= Red

As previously mentioned… The  will pattern need to be decoded. Each character represents a block and a color. Odd rows are read from Left to Right and Even rows are read from Right to Left on the pattern. Please decode your pattern before you start crocheting so that you have an accurate pattern.

All the patterns in this Crochet-A-Long have TONS of color changes. Take your time when you are making them and refer to your graph as often as possible so that you know you are not making mistakes.  If the crocheted piece you are working on does not look like the area of the graph you are in it is possible you may have missed something…2016-03-29 13.05.28

***Feel free to share the link to this post or the watermarked photos. Do not copy or post any part of this post including the PDF patterns anywhere else in part or whole.   Please remember that Dr. Seuss characters are copyright protected and you may not sell them. No mass productions or farming out labor. ***

Extra: Circle 1

Here’s the #1!!!

I wasn’t very happy with the way the 1 looked on the Pattern… Which is why I hadn’t posted it until now!

I love the way it looks! I hope you will too!

If you decide to crochet these I hope you will join the Crochet-A-Long group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/478563402305870/ and share your version of this pattern. I can’t wait to see your creations!

As previously mentioned… The pattern will need to be decoded. Each character represents a block and a color. Odd rows are read from Left to Right and Even rows are read from Right to Left on the pattern. Please decode your pattern before you start crocheting so that you have an accurate pattern.

All the patterns in this Crochet-A-Long have TONS of color changes. Take your time when you are making them and refer to your graph as often as possible so that you know you are not making mistakes.  If the crocheted piece you are working on does not look like the area of the graph you are in it is possible you may have missed something…

***Feel free to share the link to this post or the watermarked photos. Do not copy or post any part of this post including the PDF patterns anywhere else in part or whole.   Please remember that Dr. Seuss characters are copyright protected and you may not sell them. No mass productions or farming out labor. ***

Extra: Circle 2

Hi!!

I’ve created an extra pattern that can be used for the Dr. Suess Blanket… I hope to crochet it later on but I thought I would share it now…

Hope you like it!!!

If you decide to crochet these I hope you will join the Crochet-A-Long group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/478563402305870/ and share your version of this pattern. I can’t wait to see your creations!

As previously mentioned… The pattern will need to be decoded. Each character represents a block and a color. Odd rows are read from Left to Right and Even rows are read from Right to Left on the pattern. Please decode your pattern before you start crocheting so that you have an accurate pattern.

All the patterns in this Crochet-A-Long have TONS of color changes. Take your time when you are making them and refer to your graph as often as possible so that you know you are not making mistakes.  If the crocheted piece you are working on does not look like the area of the graph you are in it is possible you may have missed something…

***Feel free to share the link to this post or the watermarked photos. Do not copy or post any part of this post including the PDF patterns anywhere else in part or whole.   Please remember that Dr. Seuss characters are copyright protected and you may not sell them. No mass productions or farming out labor. ***

Square #6: The Grinch

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! I know I did!!! I was able to finish crocheting my Grinch, weave in the ends and even had a little time to type this up!!20160322_121712_wm

Who doesn’t love The Grinch??? I originally made him as a 25×25  graph when I was doing the Christmas CAL from Repeatcrafterme.com and I fell in love with how amazing he turned out!!! I wondered if I could make a few more characters and create a blanket out of Dr. Suess characters. I really enjoyed seeing everyone share their version of the Christmas CAL and I thought it would be so much fun do one as well and see the changes people would make! IMG_20150825_063045_wm

I’m so glad I did, even though I’ve never done anything like this, I work full time, and have a little munchkin that doesn’t let me crochet when I’m home!

I made a few changes to that pattern so that I cold include him in this CAL! I love the way he came out!

I’ve been amazed to see the same characters being made using different stitches and colors! I’m in awe every time I these being shared in the group! There are soo many different stitches, I can’t seem to find a favorite!

If you decide to crochet these I hope you will join the Crochet-A-Long group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/478563402305870/ and share your version of this little guy. I can’t wait to see your creations!

Grinch

The Graph for The Grinch is 31×30 squares. I made mine in a HDC stitch using an I hook.

The colors I used for this square are Caron Simply Soft: *=Royal Blue   N= White   L= Black   J= Dark Sage   F= Sunshine

Red Heart Soft:    H= Guacamole20160317_130621-1_wm

As previously mentioned… The pattern will need to be decoded. Each character represents a block and a color. Odd rows are read from Left to Right and Even rows are read from Right to Left on the pattern. Please decode your pattern before you start crocheting so that you have an accurate pattern.

All the patterns in this Crochet-A-Long have TONS of color changes. Take your time when you are making them and refer to your graph as often as possible so that you know you are not making mistakes.  If the crocheted piece you are working on does not look like the area of the graph you are in it is possible you may have missed something…2016-03-19 08.20.23_wm

***Feel free to share the link to this post or the watermarked photos. Do not copy or post any part of this post including the PDF patterns anywhere else in part or whole.   Please remember that Dr. Seuss characters are copyright protected and you may not sell them. No mass productions or farming out labor. ***

Square #5: The Sneetch

20160309_130249_wmI love The Sneetches from Dr. Seuss. This story is definable one we all need to read to our children and learn from.

This character has been a challenge since the beginning. Trying to figure out the curves on him with the limited number of squares was not easy… Once I had the outline figured out coloring him in and finding those colors in yarn that had the same texture as Caron Simply Soft was not easy. I asked a few of my friends to send me pictures of their different colors of yellow so that I could get an idea of which colors to use. Then, as weird as this may sound, I started thinking of him as a blonde and the yarn color selection became easier. I took a few trips to Michael’s, Joann’s, and Hobby Lobby to find the perfect colors and I couldn’t be happier with my results!

I usually use Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft, but the colors I was looking for were not available in these brands. The yarn from Yarn Bee Soft Secret is thinner than the rest of the yarn so I had to do the same thing I did for Thing 2 and add a 4th hdc to each block to make the finished square look uniform,

The colors I used along with the code were:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Kelly Green (*) , White (N), Mint Blue (o), Black (l), Lemonade (S)
  • Lion Brand Heartland Yarn – Yellowstone (F)
  • Yarn Bee Soft Secret Yarn – Cognac (M)

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If you decide to crochet them I hope you will join the Crochet-A-Long group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/478563402305870/ and share your version of this little guy. I can’t wait to see your creations!

sneetch

The Graph for the Sneetch is 31×30 squares. I made mine in a HDC stitch using an I hook.

As previously mentioned… The pattern will need to be decoded. I’ve included both the graph and the written pattern in one PDF. Each character represents a block and a color. Odd rows are read from Left to Right and Even rows are read from Right to Left on the pattern. Please decode your pattern before you start crocheting so that you have an accurate pattern.

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All the patterns in this Crochet-A-Long have TONS of color changes. Take your time when you are making them and refer to your graph as often as possible so that you know you are not making mistakes.  If the crocheted piece you are working on does not look like the area of the graph you are in it is possible you may have missed something…

***Feel free to share the link to this post or the watermarked photos. Do not copy or post any part of this post anywhere else in part or whole.   Please remember that Dr. Seuss characters are copyright protected and you may not sell them. No mass productions or farming out labor. ***