Well, I FINALLY have all the characters ready for my Dr. Seuss C2C blanket! I’m super excited about how this is coming out and I’d like to invite you to crochet these characters with me. I have designed 9 different squares. I will be posting each crocheted square, the graph and a written pattern as I finish crocheting each character. The first one will hopefully be completed and posted on January 1st!
If you are interest in crocheting with me, please join the private group I created for this purpose – https://www.facebook.com/groups/478563402305870/
I will use mostly Caron Simply Soft along with Red Heart Soft yarn. I’m posting this now because I just received the specials from Joann.com and noticed they will be having a really great sale on Caron Simply Soft yarn. If you want to join me in making this blanket you might want to take advantage of the sale that will be going on this week! I’ve created a list and marked with a red square some of the colors I will be using.
You can make this using ANY crochet beanie pattern that you normally use… I will notate the pattern I used to create mine.
- Caron Simply Soft: Dark Country Blue & White
- Hook size: H for beanie & D for button
Please note: I crocheted this beanie pretty tight. I like my beanies to fit my son a little loose to give him room to grow. I always leave a tail when I start my beanies. When I’m done with the beanie I take that long tail and weave it in so that the Magic Ring doesn’t turn into a Magic Trick!
- Row 1: Using the Magic Ring CH 2 and 12 DC join at 1st dc, ch 2 turn (12dc)
- Row 2: 2 DC in each dc, join in 1st DC, CH2 turn (24 dc)
- Row 3: 2 DC in the same dc, 1 dc in the next, repeat all the way around. Join in 1st DC CH2 turn (36 dc)
- Row 4: 2 DC in the same dc, 1 dc in the next 2, repeat all the way around. Join in 1st DC CH2 turn (48 dc)
- Row 5: 2 DC in the same dc, 1 dc in the next 3, repeat all the way around. Join in 1st DC CH2 turn (60 dc)
- Row 6: 2 DC in the same dc, 1 dc in the next 4, repeat all the way around. Join in 1st DC CH2 turn (72 dc)
- Row 7: 2 DC in the same dc, 1 dc in the next 17, repeat all the way around. Join in 1st DC CH2 turn (76 dc) *** Or just divide the beanie in 4 and increase there. ***
- Row 8: DC in each stitch, join in the 1st dc chain and 2 turn. (76 dc
- Row 9-13: Repeat row 8. Cut Yarn
My ear flaps are 12 stitches each. I wanted to leave the place where I joined at the back of the beanie so I set the stitch markers where the ear flaps would normally be and counted the number of stitches on the forehead. My count was 30. I found the front and center of the beanie, folded it in half and counted 15 stitches to each side and placed my stitch markers there. Leave 30 stitches between each stitch marker.
Attach the yarn at the stitch marker making sure you are on the front side of your stitches.
- Row 14: Chain 2, dc in the same stitch and in the rest of the stitches until you reach the other stitch marker. Chain 1 turn
- Row 15: sc 2 together at the beginning and at the end, sc in the rest of the stitches Chain 2 turn
- Row 16: dc 2 together at the beginning and at the end, dc in the rest of the stitches Chain 1 turn
- Repeat rows 15 & 16 until you reach the desired length. ***I repeated it twice, a total of 3 times.***
- Row 1: Sc 2 together at the beginning of the row, sc in the rest of the stitches, chain 23 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each stitch all the way to the end. Chain 2 turn (no more decreases from this point forward)
- Row 2: bp dc in the first dc, fp dc in the next repeat to the end. chain 2 turn
- Row 3: fp dc in the first dc, bp dc in the next repeat until you have 4 dc left. Ch 1 (to create the button hole) skip a dc continue fp dc and bp dc to the end. Ch 2 turn
- Row 4: pb dc in the first dc, fp dc in the next repeat to the end making a dc in the chain space.
I worked 2 rows of sc along the entire beanie as follows:
- Sc along the side of the beanie until you arrive at the 30 stitches on the forehead. Make sure to sc through these stitches not around the stitches to avoid leaving holes along the sides.
- Work fp sc and bp sc along all 30 stitches
- Sc along the side of the beanie until you arrive at the open/close strap.
- Work fp sc and bp sc till you get to the end of the open/close strap
- Sc around the edge of the strap
- When you get to the bottom of the strap work fp sc and bp sc as needed.
The button was made with sc around a Magic Circle over and over until i reached the size I wanted.
Crochet Letter A
I didn’t write down the pattern of the A that is on the beanie pictured, but I made it again and wrote down the steps.
- Chain 16
- Dc in the 4th chain from the hook and in the rest of the chains,3 dc in the last chain,
- Chain 3 rotate work (will be working with the bottom) and slip stitch where the dc started
- Chain 1 sc in the same stitch and in the next 3
- Chain 1, 2 dc chain 2 slip stitch in the same space as last dc
- 7 sc (to reach the end) chain 1 turn
- Sc in same stitch and in next 3
- Chain 3 (this creates the center of the A)
- Slip stitch in 3 (joins the A)
- Chain 7
- 3 dc in the 4th chain from the hook, dc to the end chain 1 turn
- Sc to the end, chain 1 turn
- Slip stitch ALL the way around the A
- Leave a LONG tail to sew around the A
***When I was done sewing the A to the beanie I made a few stitches on the A to make it more solid looking***
I embroidered my wings but I did see a cool crochet wing tutorial here: http://missivesfromtroy.tumblr.com/post/96279273354/missivesfromtroy-after-spending-two-hours