Sunday, May 24, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern - Barbie Mermaid Tail

     Here is the pattern for the Barbie mermaid tail.  It took a while to get this post ready, but here it is!


Copyright; This pattern is my own design.  In no way I have copied from anyone's pattern.  You may sell what you make from this pattern, but you may NOT sell the pattern itself.  Do not claim this pattern as your own.  All rights reserved, 2015.

Materials 

1.8 mm hook 
Size 10 thread
1 small snap

Directions 

Note; Shell = (dc, dc, ch 2, dc, dc) in st indicated.

Note; V-st = (dc, ch 2, dc)

Row 1: Ch 41, sc in 2nd st from hook (skip next st, shell in next st, skip next st, sc in next st) across, turn.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) across, turn.

Rnds 5-12: Ch 1, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) across, join to 1st st, turn.

Rnds 13-17: Ch 1, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) 2 times, sc in next shell, v-st in next sc, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) 2 times, sc in next shell, v-st in next sc, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) repeat only the last sequence to end, join, turn. 

Rnd 18: Ch 1, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) 2 times, (sc in ch2 space of shell, dc in next sc) once (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) to end, join, turn.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) 2 times, sc dec over next sc, shell and sc, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) to end, join, turn.

Rnds 20-29: Repeat rnd 5.

Rnd 30: Repeat rnd 19.

Rnds 31-37: Repeat rnd 5. 

Rnd 38: Ch 1, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) sc dec over next sc, shell, and sc, (sc in ch2 space of shell, shell in next sc) join, turn.

Rnds 39-44: Repeat rnd 20.  Fasten off at end of last rnd and sew the opening at the end of rnd 44 closed.  Weave in all ends.

Flippers (make 2)

Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip 1 st, shell in next st, skip last st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ch2 space, shell in sc dec, sc in 1st dc of next shell, shell in next sc, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, (sc in the dc of next shell, skip ch2 space, shell in next dc, sc in next dc, shell in next sc) across, turn.

Rows 4-5: Ch 1, sc dec over 1st shell, sc in ch2 space of next shell, shell in next sc, sc in ch2 space of shell, sc dec over shell, sc in ch2 space of shell.  Fasten off.  Flipper will naturally fold in half.  Sew sides together and sew onto the tail.  






Saturday, May 16, 2015

Barbie Mermaid Tail - Free Crochet Pattern Preview

     Hi again!  Here is a quick preview of the next pattern to be shared here.




Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pictures of Emmitsburg, Maryland

     A few days ago, my family and I visited the national shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.  I took some pictures and decided to post them here.  Enjoy!















Saturday, May 2, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern - Lorraine's Prom Gown

     Here is the pattern for Lorraine's Prom Gown from Back to the Future.  For this dress, I kept revising the pattern because I wasn't completely satisfied with the results.  I guess that I'm a perfectionist. :)  Anyway, I am satisfied with this version.



Copyright; This pattern is my own design.  In no way I have copied from anyone's pattern.  You may sell what you make from this pattern, but you may NOT sell the pattern itself.  Do not claim this pattern as your own.  All rights reserved, 2015.


Materials 

Size 10 thread in coral and metallic gold 
1.8 mm hook 
2 or 3 small snaps

Directions 

Top

Row 1: With coral, ch 40, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn.

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, (1 sc in the back loop of next st, 1 sc in the front loop of next st) across, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in back loop of next st, (1 sc in front loop of next st, 1 sc in back loop of next st) 5 times, (2 sc in the front loop of the next st, 2 sc in the back loop of the next st) across to last 11 sts, (1 sc in the back loop of next st, 1 sc in front loop of next st) across last 11 sts, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in the back loop of next st, (1 sc in front loop of next st, 1 sc in back loop of next st) 5 times, 2 sc in the front loop of next st, (1 sc in back loop of next st, 2 sc in front loop of next st) across to last 10 sts, (1 sc in front loop of next st, 1 sc in back loop of next st) across, turn.

Rows 13-16: Ch 1, (1 sc in front loop of next st, sc in back loop of next st) across, turn.

Row 17: Ch 1, 1 sc in the back loop of next st, (1 sc in front loop of st, 1 sc in back loop of next st) 5 times, (sc dec over next 2 sts in back loops, sc dec over next 2 sts in front loops) across, to last 11 sts, sc in the back loop of next st, (sc in the front loop of next st, sc in back loop of next st) across last 11 sts, turn.

Row 18:  Ch 1, (1 sc in front loop of next st, sc in back loop of next st) across first 11 sts, (sc dec over next 2 sts in back loops, 1 sc in front loop of next st) 

Row 19: Ch 3, (you will sc in both loops of st) 1 dc in each st across, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, in BACK LOOPS ONLY, 1 sc in 1st 20 sts, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.

Row 21: Ch 1, sc dec over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st across, turn.

Row 22: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn.  Fasten off.

For other side, turn piece so that the opposite side is facing you.

Row 19: In FRONT LOOPS ONLY, join thread, ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, turn.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc dec over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st across, turn.

Row 21: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts.  Fasten off.

Straps

Turn piece so that the wrong side is facing you.  Starting on right side, go to row 19.  (You will work into unworked loops) Count 15 sts into row.  Join thread in next st.  Ch 16, go back to 7th st of row, sl st in that st, turn, 1 dc in each ch across.  Fasten off.  Repeat on opposite side of row.


Skirt

Row 1: Join coral at bottom of the top.  (You will be sc'ing in the loops of the chains) Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch loop, across, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, (sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 4) repeat across, join, turn.

Rnds 3-?: Ch 5, (sk 1st ch loop, dc in next set of ch's, ch 4) around, join, turn.  Repeat this rnd until the skirt reaches Barbie's knee or until it reaches desired length.

Weave in all ends.  Make one Barbie Romantic Tutu.  Put dress on doll and underneath the lace part, put the tutu.  Sew it to the waist underneath.