Security Camera

Beef up security with this classic security camera. Complete with a wall mount, this camera can be positioned to point in any direction. Keep an eye in the nursery, office or your front door! This is a simple project with written directions and many pictures. The camera is constructed around cardboard and stitched together. US abbreviations used: sc, hdc, sl st. Templates for the cardboard pieces are provided.

Size: approximately 11 inches from wall mount to the tip of the lens.

For sale in the store for $1.99 USD. A low price for a little security!

One-Eyed Plant

This one-eyed plant is perfect for keeping an eye on things at home or at work. I originally designed it for my husband, the plant assassin. He has managed to kill every plant he has had in his office! The one-eyed plant pattern is for sale in the store for $1.99 USD. It is a quick and easy pattern using mostly single crochet though you will also need to know how to do a half double, double and treble crochet as well as slip stitches (US terminology). It is approximately 10 inches tall when finished and the eye and leaves can be positioned any way desired so long as wire is inserted. I put a chopstick in the stem so it would stand up tall. Popcorn in the pot helps it stand by itself. This pattern calls for a size H hook and medium worsted weight yarn. Red Heart yarn is pictured.

Baby Aviator Hat

With this pattern, your little one will be flying high in no time! This is an adorable and quick hat to crochet, especially since it is crocheted with a large hook and with two strands of yarn at the same time. It could also be crocheted using bulky yarn instead. I designed this pattern so I could take some more fun hats to the Army hospital in town.

Click on Crocheted Aviator Baby Hat for a PDF copy of this pattern.

Materials

Hook: L

Yarn: Medium worsted weight (4) brown and tan.

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dec = decrease, crochet two stitches together

Hdc = half double  crochet

Inc = increase, crochet two stitches in the same space

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

St = stitch

 

Size: Newborn – circumference: 14 inches; height: 5 ½ inches; 7 inches when folded flat

 

Baby Aviator Hat

Chocolate brown yarn held double

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (count as first dc), *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. (18)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *dc inc, 2 dc* five times, dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, *dc inc, 3 dc* five times, dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (30)

Rnd 6-8: Ch 3, dc around. Join with a sl st. (30)

Row 9: Ch 3, 5 dc. (6)

Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc dec, dc, dc  dec. (4)

Rnow11: Ch 3, turn, dc dec, dc. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (3)

Row 12: Skip 9 stitches. Attach brown. Ch 3, 5 dc. (6)

Row 13: Ch 3, dc dec, dc, dc dc. (4)

Row 14: Ch 3, dc dec, dc. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in end. (3)

Attach tan to the first stitch of the brim next to where the earflap joins. Work clockwise, sc around the entire edge.

Rnd 15: 9 sc, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 2 sc in the first st on the bottom edge of the earflap, sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 9 sc along the brim of the hat, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 2 sc in the first st on the bottom edge of the earflap, sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc on the end of each dc row. Sl st into the first tan st. (51)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in the same st as sl st. (9)

Row 17-18: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (9)

Row 19-20: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in end. (7)

Sew the front flap to the hat with  large “x” stitches.

 

Ear Cups (Part of the helmet where the radio ear pieces would go)

Brown held double

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 sc. (8)

Rnd 2: 3 sc, sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc. (10)

Rnd 3: Working in back loops only, *sc, sc inc* around. (15)

Sew to the side of the hat where the ears would be. The bottom of the ear cup lines up to the top of the first row of the ear flap of the hat.

 

Sock Monkey Baby Hat

Sock Monkey is a doll traditionally made from a sock. There is no hard and fast rule on how one has to look. I used yarns in my stash though any colors will do. This baby hat is made with two strands held double and crocheted at the same time. The eyes, mouth, ears and pom pom are all made with one strand. The Ragg color is a grey/white blend. The yarn was made that way but it is not necessary to use bi-colored yarn. A similar effect can be achieved by using one strand of grey and one strand of white when crocheting. An alternate color is a brown and white. For that matter, any colors can be used. A pink and white held together would make for an adorable girl monkey hat (see picture). These hats were made for the local Army hospital neonatal unit.

Materials:

Yarn:      Red Heart Super Saver Solid Burgundy (red)

Red Heart Super Saver Solid White

Red Heart Ragg (grey/white)

Hook:    L11/8.00mm for the hat

J/10/6.00mm for the eyes, ears, mouth

Stuffing for mouth

Yarn Needle

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Inc = increase, crochet two stitches in the same space

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

St = stitch

 

Sock Monkey Hat

Newborn

White yarn held double

Ch 2 (or magic loop)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Hdc inc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (18)

Attach two strands of burgundy to any st of rnd 3.Crochet with yarn held double.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *dc inc, 2 dc* five times, dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (24)

Attach two strands of ragg to any st of rnd 4. Crochet with yarn held double.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, *dc inc, 3 dc* five times, dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (30)

Rnd 6-7: Ch 3, dc around. Join with a sl st. (30)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc around alternating between crocheting in the front loop and the back loop. (Dc in the front loop, dc in the back loop… around.) Join with a sl st. (30)

 

Mouth

Red (one strand)

Ch 11

Row 1: Sl st in second ch from hook, sl st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sl st. Continue working around on the other side of the ch. 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sl st. Sl st into next st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in end. (20)

Attach white to same st as last sl st of row 1.(one strand)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 space, dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, dc, dc inc, dc inc, dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, dc, dc inc. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (24)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew mouth to face. (24)

Stuff the mouth and sew to the front of the hat along the bottom of the brim of the hat.

 

Eyes (make 2)

Black (one strand)

Ch 3

Rnd 1: 9 hdc in third ch from hook. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew to face. (8)

Sew eyes above the mouth as desired.  If there is enough yarn left, make a couple nostril stitches on the mouth. See picture for placement.

 

Ears (make 2)

Ragg (one strand)

Ch 3

Row 1: 6 hdc in third ch from hook. (7)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in third st from hook, 6 hdc inc. (14)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. Finish off. Cut yarn  leaving  a long tail for sewing. (14)

Sew ears to the sides of the hat.

 

Pom Pom

Make a pom pom and sew it to the top center of hat. For directions on how to make a pom pom without a pom pom maker, click on How to Make a Pom Pom.

Baby Bear Hat

A local hospital is in need of baby items, so I thought I’d make the classic bear hat. In lieu of bulky yarn, I decided to make this hat with two strands of yarn held together. Though the ears look cute with just the regular yarn, I decided to add the fun fur to give it some extra cuteness. Though it looks nice with the fun fur, it can be a little difficult to work with. It tends to cover the stitches making them hard to see, but it is worth the effort. I can’t guarantee the sizing as I don’t have access to a baby or even a doll! I am guessing it’s for a 6-12 month old or so.

Click on Crocheted Bear Baby Hat for a PDF version of this pattern.

Materials:

Caron Simply Soft Chocolate (brown), bone (tan), black

Lion Brand Fun Fur Brown

Hook size K

Stuffing like polyfil

 

Size: 5 inches tall (not including the ears) and 6 ½ inches wide when folded flat.

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dc inc = double crochet increase; 2 dc in the same st

Hdc = half double crochet

Hdc dec = half double crochet two stitches together

Hdc inc = 2 half double crochet in one stitch

Sc = single crochet

Sc dec = single crochet two stitches together

Sl st = slip stitch

 

Bear Hat

Brown, holding two strands of yarn at once

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. Join with a sl st. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, count as first dc. 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. *Dc inc, dc* 8 times, dc inc. Join with a sl st.(24)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 2 dc* seven times. Dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. (32)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 3 dc* seven times. Dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (40)

Rnd 6-8: Ch 3. Dc around. Join with a sl st. (40)

For added length, add one more round.

 

Ears (make 2)

Holding one strand of brown yarn and one strand fun fur.

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (10)

Rnd 3: 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew to the hat.(20)

Sew the ears to the hat on approximately rows 3-5.

Mouth

Tan, two strands held double, crocheted at the same time.

Ch 9

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 2-4: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 5: Sc dec, 4 sc, sc dec.  Ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 6: Sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec. (4)

Row 7: Sc around the whole outside, at the ends of each row and along the top and bottom. Do not put extra stitches in the corner. This will give it a raised three dimensional look. Sl st into the first stitch. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew the hat. Add a little stuffing/polyfil to give it a little depth. (24)

Nose

Black, one strand.

Ch 2

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 2: Sc inc. Ch 1, turn. (2)

Row 3: Sc inc in both stitches. Ch 1, turn.  (4)

Row 4: Sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew black nose to tan nose. Be sure to sew a line below the nose as well. (6)

Eyes (make 2)

Black, one strand of yarn.

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc inc in each stitch around. Sl st into the next st. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew the eyes to the face above the nose. (12)

 

 

Side-view Mirror Cozy – Rectangle


A side-view mirror cozy/cover is a quick way to personalize a vehicle, whether yours or someone else’s.   (The ninja was for my husband. The dog paw was a yarn bomb on my brother-in-law!) While I can’t give specific directions to fit every side-view mirror, I can give basic directions that will work for most rectangular shaped mirrors (or mirrors that are kind of rectangular in shape).  For a mostly rectangular shaped mirror, you will crochet a rectangle, then make it 3-dimensional by doing the sides. By leaving one of the edges unconnected, the cozy can be brought around the front and buttoned closed so that it can be quickly attached or removed. The pictures below will explain.

Click Side-view Mirror Cozy – Rectangle for a PDF version.

Materials:

Yarn: Acrylic medium worsted weight of your choice. I chose black so that it would be a little subtle and because that was the color of the mirror to begin with. I don’t think my husband would cotton to a bright colored mirror cozy!

Hook: Size L (or size desired to get gauge or tightness of stitches)

Needle: If you plan to decorate the cozy, a large needle will be needed to sew on objects.

Button: The button should fit between stitches but not be so little that it doesn’t stay fastened.

Abbreviations:

Dc = double crochet

Sc = single crochet

Step 1: Measure

First, measure the size of the mirror: back, top, bottom, and sides. There should be somewhat of a basic rectangular shape to the back of the mirror. If you are lucky, the two sides will be a similar size and the top and bottom will be similar. If not, you may have to change your stitches as you go. The mirror above is basically 9 inches wide, 6 inches tall, and 2.5 inches deep.

Step 2: Gauge

With a size L hook, I get about 3 stitches and 2 rows to an inch. With a size H hook, I get about 4 stitches per inch.

Step 3: Make the Base Rectangle

Using a size L hook, figure 3 stitches per inch. Multiply the number of inches the back of the mirror is from side to side by 3. (My mirror was 9 inches wide. 9×3=27). That’s how many chains stitches to make.

Chain 27 (or however many your mirror needs.)

Row 1: Chain 2 more (to count as the first dc). Dc in 4th chain from hook and each chain across. (27)

Row 2: Chain 2 (count as first dc), turn, dc across.

Row 3-7: Chain 2, turn, dc across. (*Note: you may need to do more or fewer than 7 rows depending on the height of your mirror.)

Step 4: Make the Sides/Top/Bottom

Determine which corner of the rectangle will go where the mirror attaches to the side of the vehicle. For instance, while looking at the back of the driver’s side mirror, the corner that attaches to the vehicle is usually the bottom left corner. In that case, the left side will not be attached to the bottom part of the project as it is made. (See picture above. Cozy pictured is facing the wrong way. It looks like the bottom right is not attached, but when it is turned and put on the truck, it will be the bottom left. If you do the wrong side, the cozy can be turned inside out and used!)

Row 8: Chain 2, turn; dc to the end. Turn the work to crochet down the side. Make 2 dc on each dc post to the end. Turn the work to crochet along the bottom (which was your initial chain). Dc in each stitch to the end. Turn the work to crochet along the last side. Work 2 dc on each dc post to the end. DO NOT JOIN! Chain 2, turn.

Row 9: Dc in each stitch around. Chain 2, turn.

Row 10: Dc in each stitch around.

(*Note: You  may want to check the project on the mirror it will go on, if possible. This will give you an idea of whether you need to do any more rows.)

Continue making dc rows until the width of the mirror is met. It is best if the cozy fits snuggly.

Row 11/Last Row: Sc dec (sc 2 together) around. Do not join. Cut yarn, weave in end.

Make sure the cozy fits. Figure out which corner you will sew the button to.

Sew on the button.

Crochet decorations or add decorations as desired. See pattern below for dog paw print.

Large Paw Pad

Chain 5

Row 1: Skip the first 3 chains. Dc in last two  chains. Chain 2, turn.

Row 2: Dc in 3rd from hook, dc, 2 dc in last stitch. Chain 2, turn.

Row 3: Dc in 3rd from hook, 3 dc, 2 dc in last  stitch. Chain 2, turn.

Row 4: Dc in 3rd from hook, dc, 3 slip stitch, dc, 2 dc in last stitch

Toes (make 4):

Chain 2

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Chain 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in the stitch, chain 1, turn.

Row 3: 2sc, chain 1, turn

Row 3: 1 sc dec (single crochet 2 together). Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Notes

*Some mirrors may have tapered sides that are narrower at the top and wider at the bottom. In this case, I suggest making sc’s along the narrow sections and dc on the wider sections. For example, when working on the side piece, do half the stitches dc and half of them sc (or a third of each with hdc stitches in between). This will allow for the cozy to fit more snuggly and prevent the cozy from covering up too much of the mirror on the front.

**These directions are made with dc’s around. This leaves gaps between stitches, but allows the cozy to stretch more easily. The cozy can be made with sc’s. Simply adjust for gauge. It will more than likely start with the same number of stitches on the foundation chain, just require more rows to get the height and depth.

Android Hat

Want to be the man in the machine? Now you can with this crocheted Android hat! I designed this hat for my brother-in-law who is somewhat of an expert on Droid. (You can check out his website, Use My Droid, for lots of tips and tricks.) This hat can be made with or without arms, and though I added a lining, one is not required.

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The directions for the crocheted version of the Android hat are written below. Click on Android Hat for the PDF version.

Materials:

85 grams Red Heart Soft Guacamole yarn

Remnant Red Heart Soft Off White yarn

Or medium worsted weight yarn of your choice

Size H hook (5 mm)

Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dec = decrease (crochet 2 together)

Hat Directions

Using green color

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: Chain 3 (count as first double crochet), dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch remaining. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 3: Chain 3, 2 dc in next stitch. *1 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* (repeat pattern in * around). Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 4: Chain 3, dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *2 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Rnd 5: Chain 3, 2 dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *3 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Rnd 6: Chain 3, 3 dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *4 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Note: To make a larger hat, continue the pattern of increases until you get the circumference desired.

Rnd 7-15: Chain 3, dc around. Join with slip stitch. (Do as many rounds needed to get the length desired.)

Rnd 16-17: Switch to off white yarn. Chain 3, dc around. Join with slip stitch. Cut yarn. Weave in end.

If more length is desired in the back, a few short rows can be added. Using green, connect it to any stitch:

Row 18: Chain 3, 41 dc, turn

Row 19: Chain 3, dc dec, 38 dc, turn

Row 20: Chain 3, dc dec, 36 dc. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Antennae (make 2)

( Leave a long tail in the beginning for sewing the antennae to the hat.)

Chain 7. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Rnd 1-7: Sc around. Do not join with a slip stitch, rather continue sc around until the antennae is about 1 ½ inches tall (3.5 cm) or height desired.

Rnd 8: 3 dec. Finish with a slip stitch. Cut yarn, pick up each stitch to pull tightly closed. Knot and weave in end.

Eyes (make 2)

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: chain 3 (count as first double crochet), dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Arms/Ear Flaps (make 2)

Chain 13

Rnd 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook. Dc in each stitch until the last one. 6 dc in last stitch. Working on the other side of the chain stitches dc across. 5 dc in same stitch as the original chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: Chain 3. 11 dc, 2 dc in next two stitches, 3 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next two stitches, 11 dc, 2 dc in next two stitches, 3 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in same stitch as chain 3 stitch. Join. (Add or subtr

act dc stitches on the ends to keep the arm flat as needed.)

Rnd 3: Chain 3. 13 dc, 2 dc in next seven stitches, 13 dc, 2 dc in next seven stitches. Join. Cut yarn and leave a long end for sewing on to hat.

Placement

Eyes: The eyes are somewhat wide originally, but when the hat is worn, the eyes seem farther apart. Sew them on approximately two rows above the white and 6 stitches apart.

Antennae: They are sewn on round 5 at the midline.

Arms: These can be sewn on the ends of the extensions of the hat or on the white band. For best results, the hat should be tried on and the arms sewn where the ears line up.

Optional: A fleece lining can be sewn inside.

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