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Friday, December 04, 2015

Peppermint Pinwheel Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

While I was working on my Pretty Pinwheel Doily last spring, I couldn't stop thinking how pretty the pinwheel would be made in red and white. I knew I just had to make a Christmas doily with a pinwheel in the middle! So here it is, the Peppermint Pinwheel Doily. I hope you will enjoy it!

 
Peppermint Pinwheel Doily

By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet

 
Size: About 10” across
 
Skill Level: Intermediate- for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Materials for One Doily:
Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread:
100 yards Each Red and White (called colors ‘A’ and ‘B’ in pattern; pictures show doilies worked in reverse colors)
Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook

 
Special Stitches:
For 2 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook

For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook

For Vst: (dc, ch 2, dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For Small Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For Large Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or ch sp indicated


Pattern Notes:
Work into ch-2 sps of Vsts unless otherwise noted

Skip all stitches listed within { }

This design incorporates Eyelet Foundation spaces in Rnd 8. If you are not familiar with working in Eyelet Sps, you can learn more about it here: 

Doily
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 2, 2 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 3, (3 dc cluster—see Special Stitches—in ring, ch 3) 5 times, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cluster. Fasten off. (6 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 2: Join Color B with sc in first ch-3 sp, 3 sc in same ch-3 sp as joining, 4 sc in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. (24 sc made)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 20, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 20, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 ch-20 sps made)

Rnd 4: Sl st in each of first 3 chs of first ch-20, (ch 3, 11 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in first ch-20 sp, (12 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in each ch-20 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join Color A with sl st in first st, ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join Color B with sl st in first st, ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 7: Join Color A with sc in first ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc) in same sp as joining, sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st in first sc.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will notice that the 12 ‘points’ of the Pinwheel have a natural tendency to twist. In the following round, you will twist each point and work into the ch-3 sp at the center top of the point. The wrong side of the stitches on the previous 2 rounds will be facing you as you work Rnd 8. Make sure that you twist each point in the same direction! Also be sure to twist the first point into the proper position before joining.

Rnd 8: Sl st to center of first ch-3 sp, (ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 4 times, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 4 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 sc, 48 eyelet sps made)

Working the Eyelet spaces of Rnd 8. Notice that I picked up the wrong hook when I took this photo; this is a size 5, but I actually used a size 7 to make the doily. You will twist the first point into position before joining at the end of Rnd 8.

Rnd 9: Sl st into first eyelet sp, (ch 5, dc) in first eyelet sp (beginning Vst made), Vst (see Special Stitches) in each eyelet sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off. (48 Vsts made)

Rnd 10: Join Color B with sc in ch sp of first Vst, ch 2, small shell (see Special Stitches) in next Vst, ch 2, *sc in next Vst, ch 2, small shell in next Vst, ch 2; repeat from * around, join with sl st in fist sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join Color A with sl st in ch-2 sp of first small shell, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp (beginning large shell made), ch 3, *large shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next small shell, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join Color B with sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 9 times in ch-2 sp of next large shell, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 9 times in ch-2 sp of next large shell; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 scallops made)

Rnd 13: Join Color A with sc in first ch-1 sp of first scallop, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times, *sc in next ch-1 sp (the first ch-1 sp on the next scallop), (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
 
 

Special thanks go to Jewel Fernley, Jolene Ortiz, and Rosina Smith for testing this  pattern. I don't know what I would do without my awesome testers!!!!

Copyright BellaCrochet 2015. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it on any website. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!)

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Autumn Spice Mandala Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Autumn Spice Mandala Doily

By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet

NOTE: This design incorporates Eyelet Foundation spaces in Rnds 6 and 13  . If you are not familiar with working in Eyelet Sps, you can learn more about it here: 
Eyelet Foundation

Size: About  14 1/2” across

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread:
 100 yards Rust
 75 yards Coral
 50  yards each Dk Brown, Camel, Orange, and Dk Green
Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook

Skill Level: Intermediate- for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Special Stitches:
For 2 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook

For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook

For Vst: (dc, ch 2, dc) in st or ch sp indicated

Pattern Notes:
Work into ch-2 sps of Vsts unless otherwise noted
Skip all stitches listed within { }

Doily
Rnd 1: With Rust, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 2, 2 dc cl (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 3, (3 dc clsee Special Stitches—in ring, ch 3) 7 times, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (8 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 2: Join Dk Brown with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 2, *(3 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (16 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 3: Join Rust with sl st in first ch-2 sp, (ch 5, dc) in same sp as joining, Vst (see Special Stitches) in  each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off. (16 Vsts made)

Rnd 4: Join Camel with sc in ch-2 sp of first Vst, 7 dc in ch-2 sp of next Vst, (sc in next Vst, 7 dc in next Vst) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join Rust with sc in first sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join Orange with sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 eyelet sps made)

Rnd 7: Join Rust with sl st in first eyelet sp, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 1, (4 dc in next Eyelet sp, ch 1) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (24 groups of 4-dc, 24 ch-1 sps made)

Rnd 8: Join Orange with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 5, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 ch-5 sps made)


Rnd 9: Join Dk Green with sl st in first ch-5 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-5 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (48 clusters, 48 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 10: Join Rust with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 5, dc) in same sp as joining, Vst  in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off. (48 Vsts made)

Rnd 11: Join Coral with sc in ch sp of first Vst, 7 dc in ch-2 sp of next Vst, (sc in next Vst, 7 dc in next Vst) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join Rust with sc in first sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join Dk Brown with sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 2 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 2 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (48 eyelet sps made)

Rnd 14: Join Rust with sl st in first eyelet sp, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 1, (4 dc in next eyelet sp, ch 1) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (48 groups of 4-dc, 48 ch-1 sps made)

Rnd 15: Join Dk Brown with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 5, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (48 ch-5 sps made)

Rnd 16: Join Camel with sl st in first ch-5 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-5 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (96 clusters, 96 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 17: Join Rust with sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 18: Join Orange with sl st in ch sp of first Vst, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in ch sp of next Vst, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off.

Rnd 19: Join Rust with sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 20: Join Dk Green with sl st in ch sp of first Vst, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in ch sp of next Vst, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off.

Rnd 21: Join Rust with sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 22: Join Coral with sl st in ch sp of first Vst, (ch 3, 6 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 1, (7 dc in ch sp of next Vst, ch 1) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 23: Join Rust with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.



Special thanks go to Jewel Fernley, Jolene Ortiz, and Rosina Smith for testing this  pattern.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Trick or Treat Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Several years ago I designed the Trick or Treat Doily as the gift pattern that came with the purchase of my Stella Luna Doily. It was not the design I had originally planned to create, but my first  idea just didn't want to work out for me.  After almost a week of frustration, I finally gave up on it and started a new design. The second doily seemed to flow easily, and Trick or Treat was born. You can read about how it came to be here:
The Doily That Got Away
But when the patterns were released, much to my surprise, Trick or Treat began to take on a life of its own, and was actually much more popular than Stella Luna. People began to ask if I would sell it as a single pattern, and it quickly became one of my best sellers. 
Today, I am pleased to offer it to you as a free pattern.
I hope you will find it a 'treat' and not a 'trick' to create!

Trick or Treat Doily
By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet
Size: About 12” across

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
 125 yards Black
 100 yards Orange
 75 yards  Yellow
Heavy Spray Starch
Size 7 (1.65 mm) Steel Crochet Hook

Special Stitches
For shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp indicated
For fleur de lis picot: (ch 6, sl st, ch 7, sl st, ch 5, sl st) in top of last dc made

Doily
Rnd 1: With orange, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 2) 8 times, join with sl st in first sc. (8 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-2 sp around, join. (8 petals made)

Rnd 3: Working behind petals, ch 3, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 3) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals, ch 4, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 7 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 7: Working behind petals, ch 5, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 9 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Join yellow with sc in second  dc of any petal, ch 15, (skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 15) 2 times, *sc in second dc of next petal, ch 15, (skip next 2 dc on same petal, sc in next dc, ch 15) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 ch-15 sps made)

Rnd 10: Join black with sc in first ch-15 sp, ch 10, (sc in next ch-15 sp, ch 10) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 11: (Sl st, ch 3, 5 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in first ch-10 sp, (6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in each ch-10 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around with (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join yellow with sl st in first st, ch 3, dc in each dc around with (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: Join orange with sc in first st, sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 15: Join black with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp as joining (beginning shell made), ch 6, *shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-3 sp, ch 6; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.


Rnd 16: Sl st across into ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 3, *shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. 

Rnd 17: Sl st across into ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 3, 3 dc, fleur de lis picot--see Special Stitches--4 dc) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, *(4 dc, fleur de lis picot, 4 dc) in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. 
Trick or Treat!

Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz and Jewel Fernley for testing this pattern.
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Friday, September 25, 2015

The Littlest Witches: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Last November,  I released my Littlest Angels as a free pattern, and it quickly became the most visited page on my blog. I thought it would be fun to do a variation on them for Halloween, so I have designed the Littlest Witches for you. 
I had a lot of fun creating them, and 
I hope you will enjoy them!
The Littlest Witches 
By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet


Size: About  6” tall including Hat

Materials for One Witch and One Pumpkin:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
  100 yards Black
   50 yards Rust or Dk. Orange for Hair
   50 yards   Peach  
   Small amounts Lt. Brown and Dk. Brown for Broom
   20 yards Orange for each Pumpkin
   Small amount Dk. Green for Pumpkin Leaf
Stitch markers  or scrap of thread to mark rounds
Small amount of fiberfill (to stuff head and pumpkin)
3” Piece of Chenille Stem (for arms)
3” Twig (for Broom handle)
1” square of cardboard (for wrapping Broom Straw)
Toothpick (for pumpkin stem)
Brown Craft Paint (to paint pumpkin stems)
Craft Glue
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel Crochet Hook

Special Stitches:
For Vst: (dc, ch 2, dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For beginning shell (beg shell): (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For shell (shell): (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated

Witch
Note: Work Rnds 1-9 in rnds, do not join. Mark first st of each round.

Rnd 1: Starting at top of head, with peach, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc made)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. (18)

Rnds 4-6: sc in each st around. (18)

Rnd 7: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next st) around. (12)

Stuff head with small amount of fiberfill, being careful not to stuff too tightly.

Rnd 8: (Sc next 2 sts tog) around. (6)

Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 10: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join black with sl st in first st, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st as joining, 3 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (Ch-3 counts as first dc; 18 dc made)

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in each of  next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 4 sts for first arm opening, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 2, skip next 4 sts for second arm opening, dc in each of last 2 sts, join. (10 dc, 2 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each st and in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 sc made)

Rnd 14: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Rnd 15: (Ch 5, dc) in first st (counts as beginning Vst), skip next st, *Vst (see Special Stitches) in next st, skip next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.  (12 Vsts made)

Rnd 16: (Sl st, beginning shell- see Special Stitches) in ch sp of beginning Vst, shell (see Special Stitches)  in ch-2  sp of each Vst around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (12 shells made)

Rnds 17-19: Sl st across to ch-2 sp of first  shell, beg shell in ch-2 sp of first  shell,  shell in ch-2 sp of each  shell around, join.

Rnd 20: Sl st across to ch-2 sp of first shell, sc in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 7 times in ch-2 sp of next shell, *sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 7 times in ch-2 sp of next shell; repeat from * around,  join. (6 scallops made)

Rnd 21: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp on first scallop, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, *sc in first ch-1 sp on next scallop, (ch 3, sc n next ch-1 sp) 7 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Sleeves
Note: Work in rounds, do not join. Mark first st of each round.

Rnd 1: With black, ch 10, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, sc in each ch around. (10 sc made)

Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.

Repeat Rnd 2 until Sleeves measure 2 ½”.  At end of last round, sl st in first st of last round, fasten off.

Hand (make 2)
Note: Work in rounds, do not join. Mark first st of each round.

Rnd 1: With peach, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc made)

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. (6 sc)

Repeat Rnd 2 until Hand measures  3/4.  Fasten off.

Hat
Rnd 1: With black, ch 4, 5 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 6 dc made)

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (9 dc made)

Rnd 3: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) around, join. (12 dc)

Rnd 4: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts) around, join. (15 dc)

Rnd 5: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts) around, join. (18 dc)

Rnd 6: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 5 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts) around, join. (21 dc)

Rnd 7: Working this round in front lps only, (ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each dc around, join. Fasten off. (42 dc)


Broom
For Straw, wrap lt. brown thread 30 times around 1” square of cardboard. 
Cut all strands at one fold; carefully remove strands from cardboard. 
Wrap a 10” strand of dk. brown thread tightly around folded strands 12 times, placing about 1/2” below remaining fold.
Secure ends of dk. brown strand. 
Cut all strands of lt. brown at remaining fold. 
Trim all ends of lt. brown strands.

Glue to end of stick as shown in photo.


Pumpkins
Small Pumpkin
Rnd 1: Starting at the top of the Pumpkin, with orange, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 12 dc made)

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, join. (18 dc made)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join. (18 dc) Stuff with fiberfill.

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (not worked in or counted as a stitch), dc in next dc, (dc next 2 dc together) around, join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off. (Note: the bottom of the Pumpkin will not be completely closed; a small opening will remain. This opening will be the base on which the Pumpkin will sit.) 

Large Pumpkin
Rnd 1: Starting at the top of the Pumpkin, with orange, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 12 dc made)

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, join. (18 dc made)

Rnds 3&4: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join. (18 dc) At end of last round, stuff with fiberfill.

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (not worked in or counted as a stitch), dc in next dc, (dc next 2 dc together) around, join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off. (Note: the bottom of the Pumpkin will not be completely closed;  a small opening will remain. This opening will be the base on which the Pumpkin will sit.) 

Pumpkin Leaf (make one for each Pumpkin)
Note: For picot, (ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook)
With green, ch 3, in 3rd ch from hook work  (dc, picot,—see Note--  ch 3, sl st.) Fasten off.

Finishing
1: For Hair, cut 60 strands of Hair Color thread, each 6” long. Wrap a separate strand of thread around center of all strands and tie securely. Fold top portion of strands down over tie. Arrange and shape upper portion of strands to cover lower portion. When you have the desired shape, glue to head of Witch. When glue dries, trim ends of all strands evenly if desired (see photos.)
These photos are from my Littlest  Angels  pattern, but the hair for the Witches is made exactly the same way (Guess who was too lazy to do another set of photos?) 
2: Insert Sleeves through Arm Openings on Witch. Insert 3” piece of chenille stem into Sleeves. Place one hand on each end of chenille stem, tucking ends of Hands inside openings of Sleeves.


3: To assemble Pumpkins, break 1” pieces from ends of toothpick. Paint about ½” at broken end with brown craft paint and allow to dry.
Insert pointed end of toothpick into center of Rnd 1 of Pumpkin.
Glue one Pumpkin Leaf to stem. Allow to dry.       




4: Place Hat on Witch’s head and glue in place if desired. Shape Witches arms as desired.


This little cutie was made by Rosina Smith.
Thank you for letting me share your photo, Rosina, she is adorable!

Every effort has been made to ensure this pattern is as accurate, clear, and complete as possible. All instructions have been checked and double checked and are presented in good faith. However, BellaCrochet makes no warranty and assumes no responsibility for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work.

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Special thanks go to Rosina Smith, Karen Misiunas and  Jolene Ortiz for testing this pattern.

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