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Halloween Crochet Along Preamble

Halloween Crochet Along Preamble

Crochet Along – Free Crochet Pattern

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HOW A FREE CROCHET ALONG WORKS

DATES

Click here for Part 1 – 27 September

Click here for Part 2 – 30 September

Click here for Part 3 – 4 October

Click here for Part 4 – 7 October

Click here for Part 5 – 11 October

Click here for Part 6 – 14 October

WHAT YOU WILL CROCHET

  • Ragdolls have a firmly stuffed head, feet and hands, and a flat body; a cross between a soft toy and a lovey blanket – perfect for lots of cuddles.

FINISHED SIZE

  • Each ragdoll is 46 cm (18 inches) from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.

CROCHET SKILL

  • Easy to adventurous beginner.
  • You will need a basic knowledge of the amigurumi technique.
  • The pattern has helpful hints along the way which are highlighted in purple.

TERMINOLOGY

  • US with metric sizes

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3.5 mm hook
  • Stuffing
  • Sewing needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Disappearing ink marker (optional)

WHAT YOU GET

  • Easy to follow written instructions available on my blog in 6 parts
  • Unique birth certificate
  • Full pattern support

YARN 

  • Vinnis Colours – DK Nikkim 100% cotton (50 grams/119 metres)
    • Bobby Bat
      • Black – 120 grams, Purple Pink – 20 grams, White – 10 grams, Grey Mix 20 grams
    • Gabby Ghost
      • White – 120 grams, Purple Pink – 15 grams, Orange – 15 grams, Bright Green – 10 grams, Apple Green – 10 grams

NOTES

  • My pattern uses US terminology.
  • Always read through the pattern before you start to familiarise yourself with it.
  • When working in the round, use a stitch marker or a running stitch marker to keep track of the rounds/rows.
  • Colours are for reference only and will vary depending on the light settings of your monitor/devices.
  • Some of the photo tutorials are from other designs or will show more completed parts, so do not worry about the colour or other parts – use them as a guide to check your work looks as it should.
  • The pattern was designed in cotton but can be made in any yarn. Just remember to use the correct hook size for the yarn you have chosen.
  • If you are working in thicker or thinner yarn your ragdoll size may vary.
  • Tension and hook size could also influence the overall size.
  • And lastly, COUNT your stitches and have loads of FUN.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Secure starting ends as you go along.
  • When changing colours do not finish off the final stitch; add new colour and finish off the last stitch to complete the colour change.
  • The best way to make sure that your tail is long enough to attach the piece to the ragdoll is to run the yarn close to the edge of the piece and cut the yarn 2 ½ times the length.
  • Chain stitches and slip stitches do not count as a stitch unless otherwise indicated.
  • Stitch counts are at the end of each round/row, bold and in parentheses.
  • When joining new yarn (other than for a colour change), use a slip stitch.
  • With my patterns, I usually always start with an increase in the 1st stitch, so if your increase stitch falls in the 1st stitch of the increase stitch from the last round, your stitch count should be correct.

ABBREVIATIONS – BOBBY BAT

TERM ABBREVIATION STITCH INSTRUCTIONS
Back loop only BLO Insert hook into the back loop of the stitch only.
Chain ch Yarn over, pull through.
Double crochet dc Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Front loop only FLO Insert hook into the front loop of the stitch only.
Invisible single crochet two together inv sc2tog Insert hook into the front loop only of the next two stitches, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Magic circle mc Link to how I make a magic circle.
Needle join nj When you have finished your last stitch, do not join, instead cut the yarn, and pull it through the last stitch.  Using a needle, insert into both loops of the second stitch of the same round/row.  If you have started with a standing stitch, you can insert into the top of the standing stitch.  Go back into the back loop only of the last stitch of the round/row, and gently tighten the join, and it will form a “loop” on top of the stitch and look just like a regular stitch.  Link to how I make a needle join
Repeat rep Repeat the stitches between *.* the required number of times.
Single crochet sc Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Skip sk Skip a stitch or space.
Slip stitch ss Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both the stitch and loop on hook.
Space/s sp/s The space between the stitches.
Stitch/es st/s The stitch itself.
Three chain picot Three chain picot Chain three, insert hook through the middle of the top “V” of your base stitch, down and out the left side of the stitch, yarn over and pull through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.
Treble tr Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.

 

ABBREVIATIONS – GABBY GHOST

TERM ABBREVIATION STITCH INSTRUCTIONS
Back loop only BLO Insert hook into the back loop of the stitch only.
Chain ch Yarn over, pull through.
Double crochet dc Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Front loop only FLO Insert hook into the front loop of the stitch only.
Invisible single crochet two together inv sc2tog Insert hook into the front loop only of the next two stitches, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Magic circle mc Link to how I make a magic circle.
Needle join nj When you have finished your last stitch, do not join, instead cut the yarn, and pull it through the last stitch.  Using a needle, insert into both loops of the second stitch of the same round/row.  If you have started with a standing stitch, you can insert into the top of the standing stitch.  Go back into the back loop only of the last stitch of the round/row, and gently tighten the join, and it will form a “loop” on top of the stitch and look just like a regular stitch.  Link to how I make a needle join
Repeat rep Repeat the stitches between *.* the required number of times.
Single crochet sc Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Skip sk Skip a stitch or space.
Slip stitch ss Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both the stitch and loop on hook.
Space/s sp/s The space between the stitches.
Stitch/es st/s The stitch itself.
Treble tr Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.
Double Treble dtr Yarn over three times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through two loops.

PATTERN SUPPORT

TEST TEAM

  • A big thank you to my amazing, patient test team – I could not do this without your help, encouragement, and hours of challenging work – you guys’ ROCK!

PURCHASE THE PDF PATTERN

The pattern for both Gabby Ghost and Bobby Bat will be available to purchase from all my online pattern stores from the 27 September 2022.

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